Jul. 30, 1830 Blue Spring Carter County Tennessee, USA
Jun. 23, 1902 Siam Carter County Tennessee, USA
John Leonard Teter Bowers was born the seventh of ten children to John Teter Bowers and Mary Lincoln Stover. He was married three times: (1) Mary "Polly" Cannon (26 Aug 1849 at Carter County, Tennessee) with whom he had nine children; (2) Eliza J. Grindstaff (12 Dec 1866 at Carter County, Tennessee) with whom he had five children; and (3) Martha I. Slimp (20 Aug 1876 at Johnson County, Tennessee) with whom he had eight children. He served pastorates at eight churches including Siam Baptist Church.