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Re: John Welsey Bowers, Johnson County, Texas
Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: June 18, 2009 at 20:50:08
In Reply to: John Welsey Bowers, Johnson County, Texas by William Bowers of 65424

Here's 3 more children missing from your list. Here's John Sr's wife's name, you didn't include it in your post.

1880 census Johnson Co, TX:

Category: Name; Relationship to head of household; Marital Status; Gender; Race; Age; Birthplace; Occupation; Father's Birthplace; Mother's Birthplace.

John W. BOWERS Self M Male W 35 GA Farming GA GA
Sophia BOWERS Wife M Female W 29 GA Keeping House GA GA
John W. BOWERS Son S Male W 13 GA Works On Farm GA GA
Willie BOWERS Son S Male W 9 GA Works On Farm GA GA
Annie L. BOWERS Dau S Female W 4 GA GA GA
Lilly M. BOWERS Dau S Female W 3 TX GA GA
Charles E. BOWERS Son S Male W 6M TX GA GA

TX Dth Idx 1890-1976 -- http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html?..#w=;p=2;c=1320964;t=searchable -- You can view digitized copy of original death record, see more details, make copies and look for others, too.

These give you maiden name of Sophia:

Name: Robert Lee Bowers
Death date: 21 Apr 1911
Death place: Childress, Childress, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 29 years 1 month 16 days
Estimated birth year:
Birthdate: 05 Mar 1882
Birthplace: Texas
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name:
Father's name: J. W. Bowers
Father's birthplace: Georgia
Mother's name: Sophia Mckinney
Mother's birthplace: Georgia
Occupation: Farmer
Residence:
Cemetery name:
Burial place: Childress Texas
Burial date: 22 Apr 1911
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2050485
Digital GS number: 4165844
Image number: 711
Reference number: v X cn 7692
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

Name: Charles Edward Bowers
Death date: 04 Apr 1967
Death place: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 87 years
Estimated birth year:
Birthdate: 31 Dec 1879
Birthplace: Texas
Marital status: Widowed
Spouse's name:
Father's name: John W. Bowers
Father's birthplace:
Mother's name: Sally Sophia Mckinney
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation: Deputy Sheriff
Residence: Fort Worth, Tx
Cemetery name: Venus
Burial place: Venus, Texas
Burial date: 1078
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2138607
Digital GS number: 4027152
Image number: 2291
Reference number: 26868
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

This is a "possible" match for Annie.

Name: Anna M. Brady
Death date: 30 Jul 1949
Death place: Houston, Harris, Texas
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document): white
Age at death: 75 years 10 months 7 days
Estimated birth year:
Birthdate: 23 Sep 1874
Birthplace: Georgia
Marital status: Widowed
Spouse's name:
Father's name: John Bowers
Father's birthplace: Ga.
Mother's name:
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation:
Residence: Houston, Harris, Texas
Cemetery name: Santa Anna
Burial place: Santa Anna, Texas
Burial date: 31 Jul 1949
Additional relatives: X
Film number: 2223343
Digital GS number: 4031774
Image number: 1742
Reference number: cn 33811
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

Sometimes informants are immediate family members and maybe you can track some of them down, find death records for them. And, locate some obituaries, they usuaully include names of surviors, good way to pick up married names of female members of the family, too.

Happy Hunting (^_^)








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