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Sarah Frances "Sis" Bowen Jennings
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1833
Macon County
Georgia, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1915
Houston County
Texas, USA

Sarah Frances (Sis) Bowen Jennings was the only daughter of Stephen & Pemelia Killingsworth Bowen, she had 11 brothers, six served in the Civil War, only two returning home, JT & Doc. August 12, 1858 she married William Morgan Jennings and they had eight children all born in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Nova Ann Permelia Jennings was born August 1874 and died in November of 1874.

Sarah Frances & Morgan Jennings came to Texas in 1884 with their family, traveling in wagons pulled by oxen. They settled near Nolanville, Bell County, Texas and then moved to Oenaville in Bell County. We do not know what became of the family farm, that was deeded to Sarah Frances, back in Tuscaloosa. The original deed was brought to Texas with them, and is in the possesion of their great-great grandaughter Clara Ivy Rich.

After living in Bell County for about eight years, the family moved to southeastern Leon County, Texas in 1892. After the death of Sarah Frances' husband, in 1896, she lived wtih her children, moving with them to Houston County in about 1900.

They lived near the Alabama Ferry on the Trinity River. The last days of her life were spent with her widowed daughters, Nancy Cornwall, whose husband drowned at the Alabama Crossing, and Mary Story, whose husband died after being kicked by a horse, in the Wesley Chapel Community.

Grandson, Wade Jennings, placed a granite headstone at her grave in 1978.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Samuel Bowen (1800 - 1897)
  Mary Permelia Clementine Killingsworth Bowen (1815 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  William Morgan Jennings (1831 - 1896)*
 
 Children:
  Nancy Clementine Jennings Cornwell (1859 - 1923)*
  Mary Luisa Jennings Story (1861 - 1923)*
  Willie Harriett Jennings (1864 - 1886)*
  Jasper Newton Jennings (1866 - 1944)*
  James Jackson Jennings (1867 - 1944)*
  Arlie Jennings Regensburger (1872 - 1945)*
  Nova Ann Permelia Jennings (1874 - 1874)*
  Isaac Edward Jennings (1877 - 1964)*
 
 Siblings:
  Seth Green Bowen (1829 - 1864)*
  Sarah Frances Bowen Jennings (1833 - 1915)
  Stephen Samuel Bowen (1837 - 1863)*
  John Henry Bowen (1839 - 1864)*
  James Tensley Bowen (1841 - 1913)*
  Jasper Newton Bowen (1843 - 1915)*
  Charles Columbus Bowen (1844 - 1864)*
  William F Bowen (1846 - ____)*
  Joseph Franklin Bowen (1847 - 1891)*
  Felix Bowen (1853 - 1853)*
  Allen Zachariah Bowen (1854 - 1918)*
  Andrew Jackson Jones Bowen (1856 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Source: Wadell Jennings Harrison
 
Burial:
Wesley Chapel Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Carol Hoch was Johnson
Originally Created by: Frances Bowen Frost
Record added: May 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36602005
Sarah Frances Sis <i>Bowen</i> Jennings
Added by: Carol Hoch was Johnson
 
Sarah Frances Sis <i>Bowen</i> Jennings
Added by: Carol Hoch was Johnson
 
 
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- Geraldine Denton Stapp
 Added: Nov. 29, 2015
All of your grands are getting together tomorrow, the first Saturday in June, since 1937 to remember you and honor our lovely family.
- Carol Hoch was Johnson
 Added: Jun. 5, 2015

- Carol Hoch was Johnson
 Added: May. 10, 2015
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