|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1900|
|Death: ||Jan. 8, 2000|
My Great Aunt Netty , as we called her was Born on a sunny day. Many called her Netty ~O~
Both she and her husband Walter Truman Bowles were great polyglots (poluglōttos).
Botetourt County where the James River originates, was established in a.d. 1770 from Augusta County. The county is named for Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt, more commonly known as Lord Botetourt a.d.(1718–1770), who was a popular governor of the Virginia Colony from 1768 to 1770, when he died very suddenly while in office.
In the 1770s and 1780s, when Virginia claimed most of the Northwest Territory which would later form all and/or part of six states, the land was divided between Botetourt and Augusta Counties.
Loved by all her family and students , Aunt Netty taught school in Amherst County, for 30 years then back to Roanoke to teach Latin at Patrick Henry, where she retired from. Needing a skilled Latin teacher in Bedford County, Va. she was asked then taught there for a few more years and back to Fancy Hill about 1972 till her 90th Birthday. On Sunday October 7th, 1990 a party was held and all the Harvey girls made so many things as all were invited then in 1995 a special celebration at the Country Club Winton.
She and her husband Walter Truman Bowles were linguists spoke, read also wrote many languages well. They had one child, a wonderful daughter, Betty Bowles Hosp who resides in Roanoke, Va.. Her husband Bill B. Hosp (1986),as well now one son Sammy B. Hosp (2013) have passed away.
Amherst County, Virginia was formed in a.d 1761, from the Southern parts of Albemarle County. The county was named for Lord Amherst, known as the "Conqueror of Canada" also the first ever to use biological warfare infecting blankets with contagions (Small-Pox). LORD Jeffery Amherst was named Governor of Virginia, although he never came to the colony.
First Nations - Native Americans were the first humans to populate the area.
The original county seat had been in Cabelsville, now next it was Colleen, which became the County Seat of the newly formed Nelson County, Va. that County Seat is Lovingston now.
Amherst now at this point, the county seat was moved to the village of Five Oaks, later renamed Amherst. The present county courthouse was built in a.d. 1870 and has served the county ever since. On a historically interesting important note, Amherst County produced more Confederate soldiers per capita than anywhere else in the C.S.A.
My Uncle, Aunt, and children lived next to the Court House for decades. Umm those wonderful English Box woods..
Do you know the story near here of the little School Boy, named Master Ottie Cline Powell?
Master Ottie Cline Powell was the fifth of Edwin and Emma Belle Powell's eight children. His parents married in 1874, establishing their home near Dancing Creek on farm land shared with Ed's brother, James. When Ed wasn't farming, he was a circuit-riding Dunkard preacher.
He is buried here,in Pera, Amherst County Va.
Ottie Cline Powell (1890–1894), born in Amherst County four year old boy who died after getting lost collecting firewood outside his schoolhouse.
The dates and other details on the plaque disagree with records contemporary to the lifetime of Ottie Cline Powell, but mistakes do occur, even when data is set in bronze. The plaque reads:
This is the exact spot
Little Ottie Cline Powell's
body was found April 5, 1891
after straying away from
Tower Hill School House
A distance of 3 1/2 miles
( it reads Seven Miles )
Age 4 years, 11 months
GOD Bless this Child !
She was loved by one and all especially my mom and dad tooStephen Potter De Mallie
Walter Truman Bowles (1904 - 1968)
Note: Betty Bowles Hosp is the only chld, a daughter.
Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery
Fancy Hill (Amherst County)
Created by: A AAA American at Find A...
Record added: Aug 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94780513