Martin BRYANT 2
Martin married Rachel BOWERS, daughter of George BOWERS and Sarah SHORT, on 6 Jan 1870 in Carroll County, Virginia.2 (Rachel BOWERS was born circa 1834 in Virginia 3.)
Per Family Records of Beth Robinette, marriage records show Rachel was age 36 and a widow. It is believed she resumed using her maiden name when she was widowed and that her previous husband may have been a Hines, based upon the listing of a Richard H. Hines, age 5, under her name in the 1860 household of her brother, John. There also appears a Cynthia Bowers below her name, age 10/12, thus suggesting she was a daughter of Rachel. Query whether Cynthia's father was Rachel's previous husband or someone else. 2 4
1 Family Records of Beth Robinette. Beth is a descendant of George Bowers of Carroll County, Virginia, through his son William. Beth's family records include more information about subsequent generations. Those interested in more information on George's descendants are advised to contact her. Her contact information is as follows: e-mail address, email@example.com; postal address, 3313 Misty Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660; and telephone, 423-349-6924.
2 Family Records of Beth Robinette.
3 1850 Census, Carroll County, Virginia, Roll M432_939, Page 374 (Ancestry.com Image 112 of 130).
1860 Census, Carroll County, Virginia, Roll 653_1339, Page 943 (Ancestry.com Image 169 of 197).
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