Andrew BOWER (Sr.)
William HOWETH
(-Abt 1810)
Andrew BOWERS (Jr.)
Katherine HOWETH
Elizabeth BOWERS
(1824-After 1870)


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Elizabeth BOWERS 4

  • Born: 13 Oct 1824, Grainger County, Tennessee 2 5
  • Marriage: George SELLERS on 20 Dec 1846 in Grainger County, Tennessee 1 2 3
  • Died: After 1870 2
  • Buried: Maple Grove Cemetery, Dillard, Crawford County, Missouri 2


Elizabeth married George SELLERS on 20 Dec 1846 in Grainger County, Tennessee.2 3 6 (George SELLERS was born in 1820 in Tennessee 2 and died in Texas 2.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

The FHL film source shows the marriage of George Sellars to Eliza Bowers on 20 Dec 1846. The marriage license was issued on 19 Dec 1846 and the marriage was performed by William Sharp, J. P.



1 FTM CD #229 (Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV, 1728-1850). Source from Rebecca Bowers McGowan

2 Dent County Historical Society, Ozark Heritage - Dent County Families & Cemeteries, Vol III (1994), Page 413.

3 Porter H. McCarty, Miss Lucille Renean and Mrs. Ellen H. Wilson, Compilers, Marriage Records 1838-1857, Grainger County, Tennessee, (The Historical Records Survey, 22 Feb 1939), FHL Film No. 024,657, Item 3, Page 132 of Record, Page 33 of Film.

4 Andrew Bowers Family Bible. The whereabouts or even continued existence of the Andrew Bowers Family Bible is unknown. However, there are two known transcriptions of the family information contained in the bible: first, a 1978 transcription by Ruth Bowers Dommestrup, at which time the bible was in the possession of Rector Bowers (William Rosecrans Bowers, Thomas Bowers, Andrew Bowers); and second, a transcription of unknown date and authorship that was obtained from collateral Howeth descendants and which contains the following note at the bottom of the transcription, "this is copied from the old record. the only one any of us knows of anywhere. this record is very fraile and looks to be written with pokeberry ink." The transcriptions are nearly identical, but do have differences: Ruth's has Grainger Co., TN as the place of marriage for Andrew and Katharine, while the Howeth version has nothing in that respect; Ruth's has daughter Katharine being born 6 Apr 1827, while the Howeth version spells her name Kathrine and has her date of birth as 16 Apr 1827; and Ruth's has son Andrew being born 9 Jun 1829, while the Howeth version adds his middle initial "J." and has the date of birth as 19 Jun 1829. Neither transcription provides places of birth nor dates of death. The dates for which this source is cited are from Ruth's transcription.

5 Andrew Bowers Family Bible.

6 FTM CD #229 (Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV, 1728-1850).

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