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Pvt Joseph Dorsey Bowers
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Birth: Feb. 7, 1840
Shepherdstown
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 1897
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Co. F, 12th West Virginia Infantry.

Joseph Dorsey Bowers was born 7 February 1840 in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, (West) Virginia, the son of John and Harriet (Baker) Bowers. As of 1850, the Bowers family was listed as living in District #9, Berkeley County, (West) Virginia. Listed in that census were the father, John (born ca. 1813), mother, Harriet (born ca. 1813, daughter of John and Catharine Baker), son (Joseph) Dorsey, daughter Catharine (also known as Katharine M.), Catharine & Jane McKinney (nieces to Harriet Baker).

Joseph Dorsey Bowers, married Matilda Ann Ross in Marion Co. on 14 February 1861, in Marion Co., WV, before he enlisting (7 August 1862) in the 12th West Virginia Infantry. He was discharged June 16, 1865. After the Civil War, the Bowers family moved to Nebraska. Though he was living in Colfax Co., Nebraska in the 1880s and 1890s, for some reason, he died in Chicago in 1897. He was taken back to Nebraska where he was buried in the Schuyler Cemetery there, in Leigh, Nebraska.

Member of the Schuyler Post #34, Grand Army of the Republic - which was originally mustered Jan. 31, 1872 
 
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 Parents:
  John Bowers (1813 - 1880)
  Harriet Baker Bowers (1813 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Matilda Ann Ross Bowers (1844 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  John Ross Bowers (1867 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Schuyler Cemetery
Schuyler
Colfax County
Nebraska, USA
 
Maintained by: Cenantua
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Jan 21, 2010
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On behalf of the Baker, Strother, Dooley, & Ross families of Orange County, IN.
- Chiquita
 Added: Jan. 7, 2017
Private, Co. F, 12th West Virginia Infantry, Union Army. Respect from your distant first cousin.
- Cenantua
 Added: Jan. 30, 2011
From Great Grandson Michial Bowers(Grandson of Andrew B. Bowers)Father was Dorsey Andrew Bowers. From Victoria, Texas
- Michial Bowers
 Added: Nov. 29, 2010
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