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John Bowers
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Birth: Dec. 6, 1787
New Jersey, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 1869

John was definitely born in New Jersey -- probably near Trenton or Allentown. He may have died in Indiana while visiting a child.

Do you know of a direct-line male descendant of this Bower/Bowers line who would be willing to provide a DNA sample for genealogical purposes? Please email

Follow the link below to the memorial for John's son Charles C., to read the latter's bio sketch from a Clinton County history -- including clues about John and John's ancestors.

This memorial page has links to memorial pages for 6 of John and Sarah's children. Not listed are John (for whom no dates or places are known) and Sarah (born abt 1833 in NJ, and with parents in 1850 census in Greene Twp, Clinton Co, OH, but nothing more known). Also, a son James (1815-1832) is believed to have died while the family was still in New Jersey (mentioned on note written by Harry E. Wright).


The following death record has a slightly wrong date of death and a slightly wrong date of birth, and we don't know why "our" John would have been in Ross Co, OH (unless he had a child there and was visiting, as the story went). But could this be the death record of "our" John Bowers?

Name: John Bower
Gender: Male
Death Date: 03 Aug 1869
Death Place: Ross, Ohio
Age: 80
Birth Date: 1789
Race: White
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B72435-4
System Origin: Ohio-EASy
GS Film number: 281658
Reference ID: v.1 p.14
Citing this Record:
"Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 Aug 2014), John Bower, 03 Aug 1869; citing Ross, Ohio, reference v.1 p.14; FHL microfilm 281658.

Family links: 
  Sarah Bowne Bowers (1791 - 1862)
  Daniel Bower (1813 - 1869)*
  Charles C. Bowers (1818 - 1901)*
  George F. Bower (1822 - 1910)*
  Jane Ann Bowers Wright (1825 - 1878)*
  Mary Bowers Jones (1828 - 1904)*
  Lewis James Bower (1830 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
New Vienna IOOF Cemetery
New Vienna
Clinton County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Jay Wright
Record added: Feb 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84465828
John Bowers
Added by: Jay Wright
John Bowers
Added by: Jay Wright
John Bowers
Added by: Jay Wright
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 Added: Feb. 11, 2013

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