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Re: Does this surname exist in Monroe Cty??????
Posted by: carly (ID *****9335) Date: June 14, 2003 at 01:04:51
In Reply to: Re: Does this surname exist in Monroe Cty?????? by Christine McLinden of 467

Christine,
Thank for for your response. You do have the correct Joseph C. Malcolm and Sarah Bowyer. There have been many attempts to establish Sarah's proper maiden name. Most evidence points to "Bowyer". However, when she married Joseph C. Malcolm she had with her at least one child listed as Samuel Bowyer age 17. If this is her son he is either born out of wedlock or she was married to a Bowyer, in which case "Bowyer" would not be her maiden name. The 1850 census of Highland Cty, Va. shows Joseph C. with his children from his first marriage to Eliz Wilson, and Sarah plus 17 year old Samuel. Someone once suggested the name Grier was correct but I have no proof of that. The biggest mystery is why her grandaughter put Sarah's maiden name as Whitenagel on a death certificate. That makes no sense at all. I have searched everywhere to find ANYONE, ANYWHERE with that last name and have come up O. Even the family search at the Mormon site does not have that name.
I thank you for looking in your Monroe resources.
Most people say that she is the daughter of Reuben and Mary Ann(Reed) Bowyer, but there has been no proof of that so far.
If you have any suggestions or clues I would be very grateful.
Thanks again,
Carly H.


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