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Edith Bolling Galt Wilson
Posted by: Sarah Clark Stevens (ID *****7907) Date: September 15, 2002 at 16:20:34
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My husband's gggg grandmother was LUCINDA BOWLING b. 1814 in Ky. to DANIEL BOWLING b. abt 1775 in Va. and unknow mother. Known siblings were JOHN C., JAMES, MARY, and ANN BOWLING. Daniel m. SARAH ST. CLAIR on 30 Oct. 1828 in Pike Co., Mo. They had children named WILLIAM H., DANIEL, ALEXANDER, BENJAMIN FORMAN, MATTHEW CAROTHERS,and MARY JANE BOWLING. Daniel Bowling is mentioned in Ralls Co., Mo. as owning the farm where the old Salt River Baptist Church stood. He was known as one of the first members and listed as the care taker of the church. He d. between July 1845 and Aug. 1847. I have never been able to find who his parents were. Lucinda Bowling m. ALEXANDER SINCLAIR in 1831 in Pike Co., Mo. He died, and she then m. HENRY F. HOWARD in 1836 in Ralls Co., Mo. She was very proud and always talked to the family about being a direct descendant of POCAHONTAS through her red line. There is a family story of MRS. EDITH BOLLING GALT WILSON writing her a letter in which she requested a little table which Lucinda inherited that had the name EDMOND or EDWARD BOWLIN 1714 scratched in the drawer. The scratch was faint and hard to read by the person who has the table now. It is told that Lucinda was angry that Mrs. Wilson asked her for the table and burned the letter. I know that Mrs. WOODROW WILSON did prove her descendancy from Pocahontas. Does anyone know of any connection to this Edmond or Edward Bowlin through her line? I have been unable to prove my husband's family link and would love to do so for our grandchildren.

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