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Andrew BOWERS (Jr.)
Katherine HOWETH
William BOWERS
(1820-Between 1845/1848)


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Andrew BOWERS 1

  • Born: 19 Oct 1842, Grainger County, Tennessee 2
  • Died: 14 Aug 1855, Grainger County, Tennessee 2

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: 1850, Grainger County, Tennessee. 3

Appears as Andrew McNew (age 7, born in TN, attended school) in the household of his stepfather, John McNew.

2. Guardianship: Grainger County, Tennessee. 4 5 A. John McNew was the initial Guardian of the minor heirs of William Bowers, Dec'd. He filed a report dated 1 Jan 1851, acknowledging receipt of his wards' share in a slave owned by the Estate of Andrew Bowers, Dec'd.

B. Subsequent Guardian Reports were filed by Isaac McNews, John's father. The first report was dated 30 Dec 1852, the second 17 Apr 1854, and a third dated 20 Oct 1857. This suggests that the John McNew family moved to AR about 1857, since they appear there in the 1860 census for Pulaski Co., AR. That would indicate Andrew Bowers died in Grainger Co. John Bowers was not enumerated with the family in 1860.



1 John McNew Family Bible. The John McNew Family Bible is in the possession of Ellis Smith, who received it from his great grandmother Sallie Bradberry McNew. His postal address is 610 Coventry Court, Vacaville, CA 95688, and his e-mail address is The author is in possession of a color copy of the family pages.

2 John McNew Family Bible.

3 1850 Census, Grainger County, Tennessee, FHL Film No. 444,836, Page 97 (District 12, Dwelling 1396, Family 1457).

4 Inventories of Estates & Wills, June 1847 to May 1852, Grainger County, Tennesee, FHL Film No. 968,594, Item 2, Page 325 (source for Note A).

5 Inventories of Estates and Wills, March 1852 - May 1860, Grainger County, Tennessee, FHL Film No. 580,849, Pages 84, 183 and 399 (sources for Note B).

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