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James Sowell
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1823
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1905
Bastrop County
Texas, USA

Son of Ryon W. and Anna Letsinger Sowell

m. SARAH COLEMAN WALKER (b. 1832 d. 1897), 20 Aug 1846, Maury Co, TN - she was the daughter of Randolph Walker and Elizabeth Coleman. Sarah is buried in Elgin Cemetery, Elgin, Bastrop Co, TX.
7 Children:
Bradford J.
Thomas C.
John Patrick
Rosa Lee
Mary F.

James was born on 29 Oct 1823 in Tennessee, died on 14 Mar 1905 at age 81, and was buried in Elgin Cemetery, Elgin, Texas.

James Sowell moved from Maury County Tennessee to Texas in 1854,coming with the family of his father-in-law, Randolph Walker, bringing with them equipment, livestock and slaves, and settled in Bastrop County on a large tract of land which he had purchased

James Sowell served in the Confederate Army in Green's Brigade of Texas, from 1860 to 1864, returning to his home after the war, broken in sprit, to find his worldly goods dissipated and his family in poor circumstances. He set about the rebuilding of his fortune,experiencing insurmountable obstacles during the reconstruction days. Earnest Sowell remembers him in his childhood as a heart-broken, brooding man, who never recovered from the effects of the Civil War.
Bastrop County, Texas 1846-1865 by Kenneth Kesselus Page 205Bastrop Co. Soldiers Muster Rolls Bastrop Volunteer Infantry Formed May 3, 1861 Privates: James M. Sowell Page 206...Summer 0f 1861, Company recruited for service in Calvary unit under command of Col.William H. Parsons. Unit attached to Walkers' Texas Division and saw service west of the Mississippi River (J. M. Sowell research)

**ALL info above from**

Nov & Dec 1862 Muster Roll-Enlisted 11/19/1862 Austin, Arkansas by T.D. Sedberry; Jan & Feb 1863 Muster-Absent/detached with Co "A" of this regiment; May 30 - 30 Jun 1863 Muster {this record shows he enlisted on 10 May 1862 at Jefferson by R. Waterhouse}; Jul & Aug 1863 Muster-{this record shows enlistment on 20 Nov 1862 at Camp Nelson); **info from**

Brother to Charles Patrick Sowell, also CSA veteran buried in the same cemetery.

(compliled by Donna Meinscher Estes,Historian, Margaret Howell Davis, Chap 2418, United Daughters of the Confederacy)
Family links: 
  Ryon W Sowell (1799 - 1852)
  Anna Smith Letsinger Sowell (1803 - ____)
  Sarah Coleman Walker Sowell (1832 - 1897)
  Bradford James Sowell (1843 - 1907)*
  Thomas C Sowell (1850 - 1936)*
  Texanna Sowell Fletcher (1855 - 1929)*
  John Patrick Sowell (1860 - 1954)*
  Rosa Lee Sowell House (1866 - 1958)*
  Mollie Francis Sowell Pfeiffer (1869 - 1962)*
  James Sowell (1823 - 1905)
  Elizabeth Jerusha Sowell Smith (1828 - 1893)*
  Adaline Sowell Fitzpatrick (1832 - 1864)*
  Mary Ann Sowell Culp (1836 - 1873)*
  Charles Patrick Sowell (1844 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Elgin City Cemetery
Bastrop County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Ed Sowell
Originally Created by: Donna Meinscher Plessala...
Record added: Jul 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92898431
James Sowell
Added by: Ed Sowell
James Sowell
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