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" . . . Mother, Mac and I have been to Job's grave (Old Hendrys Church (Road) Cemetery, just off
U.S. 29 between Hartwell and Royston, Georgia) with Connie Mac's sister Bobbie JO ABOUT TWO
YEARS AGO. I want to find out where Job was born in Va. and who his parents although we may
NEVER discover that. Please tell Bob that if he ever has any leads to let me know."
Hello Cousin Martha! . . . remember writing the above to Mom a few weeks back? Well, Susan
Mahoney (probably a very distant cousin) suggests that a certain John Bowers born in Virgina may be
a close relative of Job Bowers, our GrGrGrGrGrandfather . . . could possibly be brothers. If they are,
the chances improve greatly on learning who their parents were.
Either he(John Bowers) or his son(Stephen Edward)or both, was(were) born in Lundenburg County,
Virginia! Stephen Edward Bowers' son, Nathanial Edward was born in Lancaster, SC however, ended
up in HART COUNTY,GEORGIA! My question is why did he move to Hart County, Georgia? Family
There are some unusual ironies with these two BOWERS lines running through Hart County that
strongly suggests a connection that may have occurred in the not too distant past. Another irony . . .
Nathaniel Edward Bowers ended up w/ a son named William E(dward?) . . . much like another William
Edward we are familier with . . . son of Asa Bowers, our GrGrGrandfather!
In this search, I have ended up meeting some helpful distant relatives in addition to Susan, like Robert
Creekmore, Old Fort, NC; Bil Brasington, Houston, TX; John D. Haynes, TX and Omer Bowers,
Hampton, SC. Oh yeah, Sarah Cheek Smith in Alabama, too!
Our BOWERS line is as follows:
Job> William> Asa> William Edward> Elbert Gordon,Sr.> Elbert Gordon, Jr.> George Robert (a.k.a.
"Bob"...that's me!)> Joshua Tate BOWERS (my son).
I'd like to go back for a visit to Old Hendrys Church Cemetery sometime as well as some others
(cemeterys). If you and Mac are interested in going back sometime as guides (I figure you could end
up saving us a lot of time), let me know . . . was overwhelmed by the size of that old cemetery . . . plus
I was running out of daylight back when I went in late January early February of this year. Let me
know what you think? I'm sure that Betty & Bert may be interested as well. After I told them about my
experience, Ramona and the kids probably will want to go too. Could be a mini-reunion road trip . . .
more like a Heritage Hunt. I know that to a lot of people their idea of fun is not doing cemetery visits,
but I personally find it satisfying! You probably know what I mean, huh?
Should anybody out there be able to shed more light on this BOWERS line, please do chime in with a
post! Your help is appreciated.