Henry BOWERS (Sr.)
(-After 1789)
Andrew BOWER (Sr.)
(Between 1790/1810-Bef 1847)


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  • Born: Between 1790 and 1810, Virginia 4 5
  • Marriage: Chloe ARNWINE in Mar 1829 in Grainger County, Tennessee 1 2 3
  • Died: Bef Oct 1847 6

bullet  Birth Notes:

Since John's year of birth is difficult to pin down, it is unclear whether he was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia or Grayson County, Virginia.

bullet  Death Notes:

John's date of death comes from a deed dated 4 Oct 1847, in which James Arwine sold 75 acres adjacent to land owned by Andrew Bowers to Cloe Bowers, widow of John Bowers, Dec'd. Note that this deed was not recorded until 14 June 1856.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Tax List: 1823-1837, Grainger County, Tennessee. 7

1823 Capt. William Clark's Company: John Bowen, 1 white poll

1824 Capt. Clark's Old Company: John Bowen, 1 white poll

1825 Capt. Adkins Company: John Bowers, 1 white poll

1826 Capt. Adkins Company (a list of free taxable inhabitants): #60, John Bower

1830 Capt. Atkinses Old Company: John Bower, 1 white poll

1831 Capt. Adkins Old Company: John Bower, 1 white poll

1832 Capt. John Brockes Company: John Bower, 1 white poll

1833 Capt. Brockes Company: John Bower, 1 white poll

1834 Capt. Brocks Company: John Bowen, 1 white poll

1835 Capt. James Brock's Company: John Bowers, 1 white poll

1837 District No. 12: Bower, John, 75 acres valued at $100, 200 acres school land valued at $20, and 1 white poll

2. Census: 1830, Grainger County, Tennessee. 4

John Bowers: 00001-0001.

In this census, John lived two families after Henry and seven families before Andrew.

Note that John's ages in the 1830 and 1840 censuses are not consistent.

3. Census: 1840, Grainger County, Tennessee. 5

Bowers, John: 0010001-0001

Note that in this census John lived next door to Andrew.


John married Chloe ARNWINE in Mar 1829 in Grainger County, Tennessee.1 2 3 (Chloe ARNWINE was born on 14 Apr 1811 in Tennessee,8 died on 13 Oct 1892 in Grainger County, Tennessee 8 and was buried in Arnwine Cemetery, Grainger County, Tennessee 8.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Kennerly has: "Bowers, John [to] Cloe Arnwine, March 11, 1829. B. Andrew Bowers. Bond only." Fennel & Mason records the marriage the same way, except Cloe's name is spelled Arwine. The author has xerographic copies of the bond on record -- all that remains of the official records -- and it is dated 18 Mar 1929, it appearing that 11 may have been changed to 18. Both John and Andrew gave the bond, although only Andrew seems to have made his mark. The bond spells the bride's name as Chloe Arwine.



1 Billie Wyrick Kennerly, Tennessee Grainger County Marriage Bonds and Licenses, 1796-1837, Book No. 1 (Houston, Texas; Herb Fisher Company; 1964), Page 13.

2 Mrs. Gladys Fennell & Mrs. Olivia Mason, Compilers, Marriage Records, Grainger County, Tennessee, 1796-1837, (The Historical Records Survey, June 19, 1939), FHL Film No. 024,658, Page 155.

3 Grainger County, Tennessee, Marriage Records, Copy of Bond for the marriage of John Bowers and Chloe Arwine. The author is in possession of xerographic copies of the official records, which were copied for the author in 2000 by Mickey Morris of M & D Genealogy.

4 1830 Census, Grainger County, Tennessee, FHL Film No. 024,538, Page 366.

5 1840 Census, Grainger County, Tennessee, FHL Film No. 024,546, Page 128.

6 Grainger County, Tennessee, Deeds, 1852-1859, FHL Film No. 968,602, Book N, Page 33.

7 Grainger County, Tennessee, Tax Lists, 1797-1819, FHL Film No. 464,105. Although this film is only supposed to contain tax lists from 1797-1819, it actually includes through 1837.

8 Joanne Rogers, Arnwine Cemetery, ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tn/grainger/cemeteries/arnwine, Grave Marker of Cloey Hobson.

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