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Re: Researching Judy THOMPSON & William BOWERS: Married 25 May 1830, Lincoln Cty, GA
Posted by: rodney bowers (ID *****8653) Date: July 10, 2011 at 21:17:43
In Reply to: Re: Researching Judy THOMPSON & William BOWERS: Married 25 May 1830, Lincoln Cty, GA by Anita Kellum of 316

Anita, I'm not sure what you're asking here. Please contact me at I'd really like to talk to you about these folk. Are these related to the Thompsons or your Goldens?

Moses Tullis, b 1750 Cumberland Co., MD, was the father of James Monroe Tullis, b 1822 Edgefield Co., SC. James Monroe Tullis married the sister of my 2g grandfather. Her name was Sarah Jane Bowers, b 1837 Georgia, who was probably the neice of William Bowers who married Judy Thompson, d/o John Thompson, b VA and d 1822 Georgia.

I know of no Goldens in my family tree, but I have an Amelia Parks, w/o Lunsford Hudson, b 1768 Chesterfield Co., VA and d 1856 Greenville Co., SC.

I have a couple of Turners: Sarah, w/o Smith Patterson, whose son was b ca 1760 and d before 1806 in Wilson Co., TN; and Alice, who was b 1560 Essex, England, who married William Hudson who d 1630 in England. Both of these tie into my Hudsons.

I also have an Edmund Lindsey, who was b England and d ca 1677 Charles Co., MD. He, too, ties into my Hudsons.

Another of William Bowers's possible brothers, Levi, married a Sarah Dooley. We're still researching her, but she was possibly born ca 1820 in SC.

I don't know if I can help you, but I'd certainly like to know what you have on the Tullises and their connection to the Thompsons. I'm currently stuck on William Bowers's parents. Any possible ties to his wife or others could possibly help break through this wall.

FYI, I'm a descendant of Giles Bowers -- at least that's what we believe his name to be -- who may have been the brother of William and Levi Bowers. My family has an oral history of William and one of his sons, and we believe that he and Giles were brothers. Levi probably was too young to migrate from NC to SC with Giles and William, but could have been another brother. Our DNA tests show a 36/37-match between the three Bowerses -- Giles, William and Levi -- lending further credence that they were brothers.

My Giles had a child, Mary Ann, b in Edgefield Co., SC, in 1828. My 2g and brother of Nancy Bowers Tullis -- John Bowers -- was b in SC in 1830. However, the family then disappeared until around 1850. It's possible they were in Lincoln Co., GA, with William, due to it's proximity to Edgefield Co.

My family resurfaced in Marion Co., GA, in the 1850 census without Giles. His wife had remarried. Living nearby were Moses Tullis's son. William Bowers's youngest son also moved nearby before the Civil War.

If there was a connection between Moses Tullis and John Thompson, there may have been an earlier connection with my Bowerses. It could also help give me a location in which to do more research. Thanks, Rodney Bowers

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