|Birth: ||Mar. 5, 1786|
|Death: ||Dec. 28, 1846|
De Witt County
Rev. Hughes Bowles m. 1stRuth Antinetta Prather between April 23, 1806 or 07 in Bourbon Co., Kentucky, d/o Walter Prather and Ann Higgins. They had the following children:
(1) William Anderson Bowles, m. Margaret Carter in Bourbon Co., Kentucky.
(2) Joseph Bowles, m. Rebecca Green.
(3) Walter Payton Bowles, m. Isabel Wallace.
(4) Elizabeth "Betsy" Thomas Bowles m. Henry H. Hall.
(5) Verlinda Bowles, m. (1) Hiram Daniels and (2)Thomas Hendrickson.
(6) Henry Harrison Bowles m. Cassandra Hall.
Hughes m. as his second wife, Elizabeth Payne and they had thefollowing children:
(1) Rebecca R. Bowles, m. Charles C. Wallace.
(2) Julia Bowles, m. Peter J. Hawes.
(3) Salle Ann Bowles, b. February 24, 1824 d. May 9, 1824.
(4) David Bowles, m. Mary A. E. Ryan. (He was the compiler of a book on the "History and Record of Bowles Family", Emden News, Emden, ILLinois, 1902, from which these names and dates were taken)
(5) Jesse Payne Bowles, m. Mariah Bevan.
(6) William F. Bowles, m. Rebecca Frances Martin.
Anderson Bowles (1808 - 1890)*
Joseph Bowles (1809 - 1870)*
Walter Payton Bowles (1811 - 1863)*
Elizabeth Thomas Bowles Hall (1812 - 1890)*
Eleanor Bowles Baker (1813 - 1872)*
Henry Harrison Bowles (1818 - 1845)*
Julia Bowles Hawes (1822 - 1908)*
David Bowles (1825 - 1911)*
Jesse Payne Bowles (1827 - 1911)*
William F Bowles (1829 - 1915)*
Old Union Cemetery
De Witt County
Plot: Old Union Cemetey located in Section 9 of Tunbridge Township. It is about a mile off the road between farmers fields. This is the second oldest burial ground in the township, the first burial being made in 1831. The last burial in 1924. This was the site of the first Christian Church organized in 1833. For five years sermons, weddings and funerals were held outside midst the trees. In 1838 a log church was built and this was used until 1864 when a new building was erected at a cost of $3,000 with accomodations for 600 people. Originally it was on themain road from Springfield to Bloomington. Today the nearest road is about 1/2 mile and few people know of the location. All signes of the church which had over 1,000 member is gone, and the old cemetery where over 500 pionees were buried has less than 100 stones and there are many of those in poor condition, buried under soil, weathered and unreadable. SCOURCE: Barbara Guinn .email@example.com<
Created by: David L. Bush
Record added: Aug 27, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9371839