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John B Bowers
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Birth: Jul. 11, 1790
Bedford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1865
Pennsylvania, USA

John Bowers and his 1st wife, Hannah (Empfield) (1796 1832) Bowers, daughter of George & Barbara Empfield, were married about 1815. They were the parents of ten children but we only know the names of eight;
Barbara Bowers 1815 1820
Sarah Bowers 1817 1855
Julia Ann Bowers 1820
Peter Bowers 1821 1922
Margaret Bowers 1827 1874
Rachel Bowers 1828 1884
Isaac Bowers 1830 1915
George W Bowers 1832 1873

Hannah died about 1832 and John married again in about 1835, his 2nd wife was Mary (Fisher)(1819-1894)Bowers.

John and Mary were the parents of 10 children;
Harrison Bowers 1836 1910
Mary Bowers 1839 1926
Jacob Bowers 1841 1925
John S. Bowers 1842 1925
Maria Bowers 1844 1925
William Bowers 1845 1929
Nancy Bowers 1848 1925
Amos Bowers 1852 1928
Jemima Bowers 1855 1931
Charles Bowers 1862 1925

The papers filled in connection with John Bowers estate provide the names of 18 children, (It could be that the other two were not living so their names would not have been mentioned, my thought JH)

In 1921 Peter Bowers the 4th child of John and Hannah Bowers, told Lois (Ridgely) Murphy that there were twenty children in his family: "My father & mother had ten children and my mother died when I was between ten and eleven years old and my father married a girl younger than my oldest sister and they had ten children."

Some information taken by permission from the writings of Dan Odds.
(Peter Bowers, is my GG Grandfather).
Added by JaniceH
Family links: 
  George Bowers (1758 - 1847)
  Mary Fisher Bowers (1819 - 1894)*
  Hannah Empfield Bowers (1796 - 1832)*
  Sarah Bowers Empfield (1817 - 1855)*
  Isaac Emanuel Bowers (1830 - 1915)*
  Harrison Bowers (1836 - 1910)*
  John B Bowers (1790 - 1865)
  George C Bowers (1804 - 1870)*
*Calculated relationship
Brush Valley Lutheran Cemetery
Brush Valley
Indiana County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: JaniceH
Originally Created by: Burke Stoughton
Record added: May 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52636787
John B Bowers
Added by: Brian J. Ensley
John B Bowers
Added by: Brian J. Ensley
John B Bowers
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