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Mary A. WRIGHT 1

  • Born: 1835-1836, Indiana 2 3
  • Marriage: Jacob BOWERS on 16 Sep 1854 in Shelby County, Indiana 1
  • Died: Bef 1880, Marion County, Missouri 4

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: 1860, Shelby County, Indiana. 2

Dwelling 441, Family 440, Union Township
Mary A. Bowers, age 24, female, housekeeper, born in Ind
Frances M. Bowers, age 4, female, born in Mo
Henry D. Bowers, age 2, male, born in Ind
Ann Bowers, age 1/12, female, born in Ind

[Compare the 1860 census Event for Jacob Bowers. While there are some minor inconsistencies between these two censuses, it appears that Mary A. Bowers and her first two children were enumerated twice: once with her husband Jacob in the 1860 household of his Uncle Jacob in Schuyler County, Missouri, and again without her husband in the 1860 census for Shelby County, Indiana, where she is listed between the family of Paris A. Talbert, father of Louisa Talbert who married David Bower's nephew, Jacob, and Jesse Talbert, Jr., father of Maria Talbert who probably married David Bower's nephew, Oliver. The Schuyler County census was taken on 16 Jul 1860 and the Shelby County census was taken on 29 Jun 1860. While she may have been in each place on those respective dates, I rather doubt it. I suspect Mary had returned to Indiana for the birth of their third child, who was about a month old at the time of the Shelby County enumeration, and that since she was only temporarily gone her husband provided the enumerator in Schuyler County with the names of his wife and children. It appears he may not even have known that their third child had been born. I believe the 1870 census confirms this double enumeration in 1860.]


Mary married Jacob BOWERS, son of David BOWERS and Elizabeth DENNIS, on 16 Sep 1854 in Shelby County, Indiana.1 (Jacob BOWERS was born about 1833 in Indiana 5 and died after 1880 4.)



1 Shelby County, Indiana Marriages, 1846-1856, Book 6: A-L (Groom), Shelby County, Indiana USGenWeb site at

2 1860 Census, Shelby County, Indiana, Roll M653_298, Page 540 ( Image 28 of 30).

3 1870 Census, Marion County, Missouri, Roll M593_791, Page 760 ( Image 42 of 61).

4 1880 Census, Marion County, Missouri, Roll T9_707, E. D. 21, Page 411B ( Image 18 of 29).

5 1850 Census, Shelby County, Indiana, FHL Film No. 442,950, Page 391 (Marion Twp, Dwelling 113, Family 117).

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