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Bowater Burris
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1784
Surry County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 1841
Morgan County
Indiana, USA

The last of nine children born to John C Sr and Ester (Terry) Burris of VA and later of Liberty Twp, Highland Co OH, Bowater married:

1) Tabitha Sumner on 24 Jun 1809; she died Oct 1834.
2) Bedy Fowler on 24 May 1835 in Morgan Co IN.

Children with Tabitha:
1) Rachel Elvira Burris (1813-1888), m: John Strange Bryant.
2) Hester Ann Burris (1816-1889), m1: John Mosier, m2: Joseph Lane, m3: George W Moore.
3) Mary Burris (b: c1819)
4) Caleb Burris Sr (1822-1891), m: Nancy E Richardson.
5) John Burris (1827-1866)

1830 Census-Morgan Co IN, Pg 236:
Besides Tabitha and Bowater, there are 2 males and 5 females listed, ranging in age from under 5 yrs to between 20 and 30 yrs of age. This indicates there are two more daughters to be found. Still researching.

Bowater had no known children with second wife Bedy.

Mooresville Indiana Public Library, Death Record:
"Last Name: Burris
First Name: Bowater
Middle Name/Initial:
Date of Death: 03/05/1841
Spouse: 1) Tabitha/Phoebe Sumner; 2) Bedy Fowler
Other: Age 57. Born Mar 13, 1784 in Surry Co, NC; son of John C and Esther Terry Burris, both natives of NC. Married twice: to Tabitha/Phoebe Sumner and Bedy Fowler. Father of Rachel Burris.
Cemetery: White Lick
Source Information: Cemetery index"

Bowater's parents were Quakers, but in 1805, at age 21 years, Bowater was disowned and removed. This indicates he made the decision to leave the faith. Three years later he married Tabitha.

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Pg 961:
BURRIS, continued.
"1805, 11, 23. Bowater dis. (rem)."
[disowned, removed]

Bowater is my 3rd paternal Gr-Grandfather. Many thanks to Julie for the tombstone picture.
Family links: 
  John C. Burris (1739 - 1812)
  Ester Terry Burris (1740 - 1830)
  Tabitha Sumner Burris (1789 - 1834)*
  Hester Ann Burris Moore (1816 - 1889)*
  Caleb Burris (1822 - 1891)*
  John Burris (1827 - 1866)*
  Rebecca Burris Sumner (1760 - 1829)*
  William Burris (1763 - 1833)**
  Moses Burris (1765 - 1830)*
  John C. Burris (1769 - 1845)*
  Daniel H Burris (1771 - 1845)*
  Rachel Burris Hiatt (1773 - ____)*
  Joseph M Burris (1776 - ____)*
  Miles Burris (1779 - ____)*
  Bowater Burris (1784 - 1841)
*Calculated relationship
White Lick Cemetery
Morgan County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Bonnie's Daughter
Record added: Jul 10, 2010
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Bowater Burris
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Bowater Burris
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