|Birth: ||Feb. 17, 1893|
|Death: ||May 12, 1978|
Ira Earl was the son of William Ira Bownds and his wife, Genoa Adeline "Addie" Coffman. Ira's father was a farmer. His mother's father, Will Coffman was an officer in Confederate Army and aTexas State Representative.
Ira married Lilla Florence Rolston.
CHILDREN OF IRA & FLORENCE (ROLSTON) BOWNDS:
1)Dorothy Sue (Bownds) Marshalll (1921-2003)
2)Rolston Earl Bownds (1923-1923)
3)Ira James Bownds (1924-2011)
**Berry Bownds (1828-1908), farmer and a Confederate soldier.
**Jane Thomas (Bownds) (1835-1925), daughter of John Covington Thomas
**William H. Coffman (1831-1903), Lieutenant in Confederate States Army, Texas State Representative in 18th Legislature.
**Nancy Cordelia Brown (Coffman) (1832-1875), daughter of Jesse Brown and Anna Laird. All four of Nancy's great grandfathers were Revolutionary War Patriots.
PATERNAL GREAT GRANDPARENTS:
**John Bownds (Bounds)(1802-1867), farmer and Baptist preacher. John Bownds was born in North Carolina and moved to Mississippi. In 1851, he and his family moved to Texas.
**Mary Saphronia Cooley (Bownds) (1808-1869), daughter of William C. Cooley
**John Covington Thomas (1784-1861) born in Richmond, North Carolina. John fought in The War of 1812. He also served as a Mississippi State Senator and Representative.
**Sarah Terral (Thomas) (1801-1870), born in South Carolina.
MATERNAL GREAT GRANDPARENTS:
**John Franklin Coffman (1805-1884), born in Hopkins Co., Kentucky and son of Henry Coffman, a native of Virginia and moved to Kentucky.
**Elizabeth Irvin Cobb (Coffman)(1813-1888), according to DNA evidence, Elizabeth was descended from Ambrose Cobbs (1603-1655) , who emigrated from Kent, England to the vicinity of Jamestown, VA in about 1635, less than 30 years after the first English colony in America was founded.
**Jesse Brown (1795-1870), son of William A. Brown and Sally Hutcheson. His grandfather, Richard Hutcheson was a Revolutionary War Patriot.
**Anna Laird (Brown)(1802 - abt. 1832), first wife of Jesse. Both of her grandfathers, David Laird and James Kerr, were Revolutionary War Soldiers.
William Ira Bownds (1858 - 1933)
Genoa Adaline Coffman Bownds (1862 - 1941)
Lila Florence Ralston Bownds (1893 - 1965)
Dorothy Sue Bownds Marshall (1921 - 2003)*
Ira James Bownds (1924 - 2011)*
Ross Bownds (1883 - 1897)*
Ira Earl Bownds (1893 - 1978)
William Aubrey Bownds (1894 - 1988)*
Iva Irene Bownds Campbell (1896 - 1987)*
Ervin Auvis Bownds (1898 - 1970)*
Isie Bownds Yount (1907 - 2002)*
Maintained by: Cindy
Originally Created by: Scott Lackey
Record added: Aug 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21137861
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Added: Jan. 25, 2013