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Andrew BOWERS (Jr.)
Katherine HOWETH
Andrew Jackson BOWERS
Elizabeth SELLERS
Andrew Jackson BOWERS


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1. Sarah Ann BELL
2. Mary A. BECKER

Andrew Jackson BOWERS 2 4 5

  • Born: 28 Mar 1868, Hutchins Creek, Crawford County, Missouri 5
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Ann BELL on 8 Sep 1888 in Dent County, Missouri 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Mary A. BECKER in 1910 in Dent County, Missouri 2 3 4
  • Died: 24 Mar 1924, Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County, Arkansas 5
  • Buried: Bowers Cemetery, Osage Township, Dent County, Missouri 2 4

bullet   Another name for Andrew was Drew.2 4 5


bullet  General Notes:

Per Rebecca Bowers McGowan: "Drew was murdered [when] someone poisened his coffee. Mary [second wife] & Ada [daughter by second wife] were suspected, jailed and then released. They were never charged, but the children from his first marriage and Drew's family believed them guilty. Mary's children from her first marriage (Otto Becker) believed a farm hand did it. Drew was known to be a harsh mean man." 5

bullet  Research Notes:

Additional information on the descendants of Drew Bowers can be found in the family records of Rebecca Bowers McGowan. 5


Andrew married Sarah Ann BELL on 8 Sep 1888 in Dent County, Missouri.2 4 (Sarah Ann BELL was born on 23 Jan 1862,2 4 died on 8 Apr 1907 in Dent County, Missouri 2 4 and was buried in Bowers Cemetery, Osage Township, Dent County, Missouri 2 4.)


Andrew next married Mary A. BECKER in 1910 in Dent County, Missouri.2 4 5 (Mary A. BECKER was born on 20 Oct 1876 in Missouri,5 died on 26 Feb 1948 5 and was buried in Bethany Chapel Cemetery, Shannon County, Missouri 5.)



1 Family Records of Ken Fiebelman. Ken Fiebelman is a descendant of Andrew and Katherine (Howeth) Bowers as follows: Lawrence Fiebelman, Letie Sellers, William Sellers, Catherine Bowers, Andrew and Katherine (Howeth) Bowers. His home address is 1202 Gertrude St., Salem, MO 65560. He can also be reached at Ken Fiebelman's Antiques, Ozark Museum & Information Center on State Highway 19 South in Salem, MO (tel: 573-729-5707). Ken is a recognized authority on the history of the Central Missouri Ozarks, a vocation he began when he was about 10 years old when he became the caretaker for the Rocky Ford Cemetery located on the Fiebelman farm. As a teenager, he assisted a local Salem historian in gathering cemetery data, which further sparked his interest in local history. He was elected as the first president of the Dent County Historical Society in 1966. In 1991, he was awarded the Award of Merit by the Missouri State Genealogy Society. As President of the Dent County Historical Society, he directed and produced the three volume Ozark Heritage series of Dent County Histories, published by the Dent County Historical Society (Vol. 1, 1978; Vol 2., 1980 and Vol. 3, 1994). He also assisted in the preparation of the history of Crawford County, Missouri, published by the Crawford County History Book Committee in 1987. Considerable information on our Bowers, including but not limited to the information for which this source is cited, is included in these books. I've included source citations for the books, if the volume and page number were known to me. Contact Ken for the current availability of these books. One of the sources of Bowers family information for Ken's work has been the Wiley and Mary (Bowers) Dyer Family Bible, which is in his possession. It had previously been in the possession of Nick Dyer, a son of Wiley and Mary. Ken obtained the bible from Nick's last wife's family. Besides the information it contains on Wiley and Mary's family, it is also the source for the death dates of Andrew and Katherine (Howeth) Bowers. Ken has provided the author with xerographic copies of the family pages from this bible.

2 Dent County Historical Society, Ozark Heritage - Dent County Families & Cemeteries, Vol III (1994), Page 105.

3 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.

4 Family Records of Ken Fiebelman.

5 Family Records of Rebecca Bowers McGowan.

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