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Elizabeth BOWERS

George SELLERS 2

  • Born: 1820, Tennessee 2
  • Marriage: Elizabeth BOWERS on 20 Dec 1846 in Grainger County, Tennessee 1 2 3
  • Died: Texas 2

bullet   Another name for George was Flucker.4


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Estate Administration: 1849-1852, Grainger County, Tennessee. 5 6 7

A. Letters of Administration for the Estate of Andrew Bowers, Dec'd, were issued to George Sellars and Andrew J. Bowen on the first Monday of December, 1849.

B. An Inventory and Account of Sale of personal property of Andrew Bowers, Dec'd, was filed on 9 Feb 1850.

C. A Settlement of the Estate of Andrew Bowers, Dec'd, was done 30 Mar 1852. In this settlement, George Sellars is named as a distributee and is identified as the husband of Elizabeth Bower.


George married Elizabeth BOWERS, daughter of Andrew BOWERS (Jr.) and Katherine HOWETH, on 20 Dec 1846 in Grainger County, Tennessee.2 3 8 (Elizabeth BOWERS was born on 13 Oct 1824 in Grainger County, Tennessee,2 9 died after 1870 2 and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dillard, Crawford County, Missouri 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 Family Records of Rebecca Bowers McGowan. Rebecca's line of descent is Joseph Andrew Bowers, Jacob Angus Bowers, Andrew Jackson "Drew" Bowers, Andrew Jackson "Jack" Bowers, and Andrew Bowers. Rebecca maintains a website -- -- that is devoted to our Grainger County, Tennessee ancestors. Her e-mail address is and her postal address is 2708 Fountainview Dr., Corinth, TX 76205.

5 Letters of Administration, 1842-1854, Grainger County, Tennessee, FHL Film No. 024,657, Item 2, Page 83 of Record, Page 66 of Film (source for note A).

6 Inventories of Estates & Wills, June 1847 to May 1852, Grainger County, Tennesee, FHL Film No. 968,594, Item 2, Pages 215-218 (source for note B).

7 Inventories of Estates and Wills, March 1852 - May 1860, Grainger County, Tennessee, FHL Film No. 580,849, Page 28 (source for Note C).

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

9 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.

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