Bowyer Family (Summers County)
THE REAL EXPERT ON THIS FAMILY IS MRS. PHYLLIS CADY OF TOLEDO, OHIO
PRUDA MAE DAVIS
|ANDREW LEWIS AND NANCY JANE KIRBY BOWYER|
BOWYERE one of the earliest spellings
THE FIRST KNOWN ANCESTOR
Phillip Bowyer, Sr.
Born: abt l745
PHILLIPS MILITARY RECORD
1777:Phillip, Sr. enlisted in Capt. Wallaces Co. of the
Continential Virginia Line in Shendoah County,
He served 3 years.
At the time of his enlistment, he was married . He left his wife at
Catherine Shouldermans Fathers home at Massanutten Settlement.
Phillip, Sr. served at Fredericksburg under Capt. Parker. After serving in many areas of Virginia, Phillip and his fellow soldiers, were marched south to North and South Carolina .
(in the same battles as William Kirby and Samuel Allen)
He remained in the Carolinas until the end of the Revolutionary War (upwards to
3 years). He was discharged at MIDDLE RIVER near the N/S Carolina Line.
On December l8,l823 certificate # l9l37 placed
Phillip Bowyer, Sr. of Augusta Co., Va. On the pension rolls effective April 23,l823.
HE RECEIVED $8.00 (eight dollars) per MONTH
JONATHAN N. BOWYER
Son of Phillip Bowyer , Sr. and Elizabeth, his wife.
Born: Shenandoah Valley
Virginia abt l798
Died: Monroe Co., WV
MARRIED 20 April l829
SPOUSE: ANNIE (BLYTHE) MURDOCK
Annie was the dtr/of JONATHAN AND MARY(Polly) BLYTHE
SHE WAS THE WIDOW OF Thomas MURDOCK who was killed in the
American Revolutionary War. He was born in SCOTLAND. Pension records
She was award ˝
The husbands pay for 5 years. That is about $45.00 per
year (forty five dollars per year).
She and Thomas Murdock had 3 children, who were:
While there are some who believe Annie Blythe was a full blooded
Cherokee Indian, that link has not been proven. There are Blythes
listed in the early U.S. Census records starting in l790. There is
Jonathan Blythe list in the l835 Census and again, in the l839
Census of Indians in the West (these represent those who traveled
The TRAIL OF TEARS).
There are also passenger lists of early vessels from Scotland listing
Murdocks and Blythes on the same ships.
CHILDREN OF JONATHAN BOWER AND ANNIE BLYTHE BOWYER
ANDREW LEWIS BOWYER
l6 Aug l826 D. l910
Married 1836 Nancy Jane Kirby l3 Jan l857
she died 5/11/1914
Both are buried at Fairview Bapt. Church on Seminole Rd
At Forest Hill on Rt 12 from Hinton to Peterstown.
# 2. SILAS WASHINGTON BOWYER brother to Andrew
B. 4 May l832
Married 5 Jan l860SPOUSE: SARAH ELIZABETH KIRBY (sister to Nancy Kirby)
She is buried at Riverview Cemetery
Creamery, W V (summers co)
#3. MARY (polly) ANN BOWYER
B. Feb l834
Married Willam W. Kirby 29 Mar. l855
#4. UNITY ELIZABETH BOWYER b. 1836
Married James C. Kirby 9 April l855
(notice Kirby girls m. Bowyer boys and vice versa)
AFTER ANNIE BLYTHES DEATH, JONATHAN
MARRIED PRECILLA VANCE
l Nov. l855 LOGAN COUNTY
Their children were:
Sarah (sally) b. 2 June l866
Martha Susan Bowyer b. l4 Sept. l856
John Clinton b. 4 Oct. l858
Mary Jane b. 22 Mar l860
Jonathan Bowyer and Pricilla Vance Bowyer
Buried in lots 8 and 9 at New Hope Church at Marie,WV
In Summers Co.. Lot # 10 is shown on the church
Records as "UNKNOWN" . Many of us feel that
Is where ANNIE BLYTHE MURDOCK BOWYER
Is buried.NANCY JANE KIRBY
Married ANDREW LEWIS BOWYER
She is the dtr/of MARTIN KIRBY AND REBECCA COPELAND
MARTIN B. l8l0 REBECCA B. l813 D. D. l880
MARRIED 5 Aug l832
Buried at the McCarthy Cemetery off Sarton Rd. in Monroe Co.
Along with William Kirby
REBECCA dtr/o John W. Copeland of an immigrant
family from England to Maryland and onto
Albermerle Co., Va. Where John W was born
before l796 (she is sister of Eliz. Raines,)
Rebeccas father, John Copeland traveled to Greenbrier
County to the lands owned by MICHAEL BOWYER,
Where the Greenbrier Hotel is located today.
John was a shoemaker.
He married MARY (polly) RAINES 13 July l817
Monroe C. W.V.
REBECCAS sister VIOLINA COPELAND
Married Martins brother MINOR KIRBY 20 Feb l837.
Minor b. 23 Jan l8l5 D. 31 Jan 1898
Buried: Upton Cemetery on FLAT MTN. located
to the southeast of Alderson, Monroe Co.
MARTIN AND MINOR ARE LISTED AS COOPERS
by trade. Minor was also listed as a shoemaker. Both Martin and
Minor were Pvts. in Co. F 1 26th Virginia Regt. of the
A sister of Martins is shown as SUSANNA JONES
AND A SON-IN-LAW, WILLIAM T. SMITHAre SHOWN ON WILLIAM KIRBYS WAR RECORD
WILLIAM KIRBY (father of Martin and Minor)
B. l759 D. l7 Aug l848MARRIED ELIZABETH MC DANIEL abt l769 in Hanover Co.,Va.
A young William Kirby aboard the same ship in l767
From IRELAND as EDWARD MC DANIEL
FATHER OF ELIZABETH MC DANIEL.
MILITARY RECORD OF WILLIAM KIRBY
(reported in the reference book WEST VIRGINIAN IN THE REVOLUTION P.158)
SERVICE - VIRGINIA Va. No. 7091 No. W 7998 B.L.WT. l77l7
Enlisted in Hanover Co., Virginia in l779 served 18 months
as a Private under Capt. Richardson and Stribling in
Col. Bluefords Regiment. Took part in the battles at
Guilford Courthouse (fought throughout the Fall l781) Camden, The Seige of 96
(so named because it was 96 miles to Camden,SC)
EUTAW SPRINGS. (fought in the same battles
with Wm. Kirby/Samuel Allen)
William Kirby (father of Martin and Minor) applied for
his pension at aged 69, in Albemarle Co., Va.
pension issued l819. William died l7 Aug. l848
He married before l800 to Elizabeth McDaniel, who
was born near Alta Vista, Va. in l769. She
received a widow’s pension in l851.
CHILDREN OF WM. KIRBY AND ELIZ. McDANIEl
1.Nancy age 12 in l851
2. Martin " l0 " "Served in the Confederacy in Chapman's Battalion
3. Minor " 5 " " Served with his brother in Confederacy
(it seems these men, Wm. Kirby/Samuel Allen/
Phillip Bowyer fought together in the American
Revolutionary War, and took residences near
each other in the Western Mtns. Each of them
received a LAND BOUNTY or Treasury
Warrant issued by the STATE of Va. for service
given in the Revolutionary War.
As we saw Kirbys and Bowyers marry each other, now, we
will notice Copelands and Kirbys married.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND ELIZ. MC DANIEL KIRBY
1.William W. Kirby B. Dec. l833 D. l914 m. Mary Ann Bowyer (dtr/o Jonathan Bowyer)
2.James C. Kirby (B) July l834 m Unity Eliz. Bowyer (dtr/o Jonathan Bowyer)
3.Nancy Jane Kirby m. Andrew Lewis Bowyer (son of Jonathan Bowyer)
4.Sarah Eliz. Kirby m. Silas Washington Bowyer
(son of Jonathan Bowyer)
5. John L. Kirby (b) l840 m Amanda Weikle (l9 Aug l860)
John died l862. Amanda re-married
22 Oct l863 to William Stile
6. Edmund (Edward) Kirby (b) abt l842
SERVED IN THE CONFEDERACY
7. Louisa Kirby (b) abt l844
8. Margaret Kirby (b) l845 still living l946 99 years old
9. Rebecca Kirby (b) l849
l0. Malinda E. Kirby (b) l85l (d) l933 m. 23 Aug l888
to James W. Parker
Buried Mt. Harmon Church at Sarton
In Monroe Co. as are several members
of this family.
11. Virginia F. Kirby (b) 7 June l853 married to Griffith Meadows.
Both buried at
Mt. Harmon Church, Sarton
12. Andrew Fletcher Kirby (b) 28 July l856 (d) 4 Mar l941
married Maggie W. (b) l869 (d) l960
13.Minerva (b) 27 May l859 m. William D. Miller on
ll Feb. l878
l946 record shows her living with her
sister Jenny at 87 years old.
ANDREW LEWIS AND NANCY JANE KIRBY
Andrew (Andy) Lewis Bowyer (b) Aug. l826 or l828
In Monroe Co., WV. He served in the CONFEDERACY in the Civil War.
Andrew belonged to Co. A & B, l66 Regt VIRGINIA MILITA.
He joined 4 Aug l861, at Centerville, now Greenville, and served
As a Private in the Home Guard (attached documents)
In l866, after the War, he sold his land on Wolf Creek to James M. Willis and moved to
Marie, in Summers Co., where he and Nancy Jane raised their family (home place
standing today but has been remodeded). Located on Penn Ellison Ridge Rd.
In l869, he received a land warrant for 94 acres of land on the Kessinger Run.
Value was $190. By l890, he owned 128 acres, valued at $ 305.
His Mother In Law, Allie (Pricilla) Bowyer, owned 14 acres on Kessinger
Run valued at $ 30. which was left from Jonathan Bowyers estate.
Andrew L. Bowyer is reported to have been a kind and soft
spoken man. He is buried at Fairview Baptist church where he
and his family were members. The Church is located on
Seminole Rd. at Forest Hill in Summrs Co.
NANCY JANE KIRBY BOWYER (B) 21 May l836, m. Andrew
Bowyer .They were the parents 13. Her parents were Martin Kirby
And Rebecca (Becky) Copeland. Nancy Jane died 5 Nov. l914. Her
funeral was preached by Rev. Henry Dillion, a traveling minister who made his
rounds to the little Baptist church were she was a member.
CHILDREN OF ANDY AND NANCY
Stars indicate the family members who came to Maple Fork These are the
ONLY FAMILY MEMBERS THAT I AM FAMILIAR WITH, OTHERS ARE
KNOWN BEST BY MS. PHYLLIS CADY OF TOLEDO, OHIO.
ELIZABETH (Lizzie) Jane Bowyer (b) 17 July l858 (d) l8 Dec l896
******** 2. CORNELIA Francis Bowyer (b) 13 Aug l859 (d) 5 Dec l944
******** 3. Mary Delona Bowyer (b) l7 Sept. l862 (d)l5 Oct l905
******** 4. GEORGE Burn Bowyer (b) 8 Sept. l862 (d) 6 Dec l929
THE FOLLOWING REMAINED IN SUMMERS COUNTY, KNOWN BEST BY MRS. PHYLLIS CADY
Letcher Andrew Bowyer (b) 21 May l865 (d) 26 Sept l889
Rebecca Susan Bowyer (b) 25 Aug l866 (d) 2 May l950
Margaret Ellen Bowyer (b) l867 (d)27 Nov l956
Martin Bibb Bowyer (b) 14 Feb l870 (d)28 Oct l955
********** 9. VIRGINIA A. BOWYER (b) 5 Oct l872 (d) l4 Feb l901
10, Mattie U. Bowyer (b) 26 Nov l874 (d)6 Jan 1916(Summers Co.)
************ 11 ELBERT BOWYER (b) 6 Sept. l876 (d) 26 Apr l962
James Willie Bowyer (b) 6 Aug l878, (d) 2 Sept. l899(Summers Co.)
Charles (Charley) Omer Bowyer (b) 2 Jan l882 (d) 8 Mar. l898(Summers Co.)
# 2. CORNELIA FRANCIS BOWYER (b. l3 April l859 (d) 5 Dec l944.
Married Henry Davis of Maple Fork, brother to
John W. Davis. Both Henry and Neally died within
24 hours of each other in l944. Buried at John W Davis
Cemetery at Maple Fork.
l. JAMES DAVIS career military man. After WWI, he
served in Texas where he married, raised a family,
died and is buried there.
2. Rusell m. Pearl __________at her death, He married Mattie
3.NANCY m. Lawson Williams lived at Maple Fork
4, Cleao and Cudy twin girls B 8 Aug. l893
Cleao died 3 July l894
5. Cudy died 6 Mar l896
Uncle Henry and Aunt Nealy owned a store with a post office in it to serve
Maple Fork until l926 when the mail began coming from Mt.Hope. The post
Office was called NESCO.
Ben Feazelle carried the mail from Nesco to Cirtsville on horseback.
#3 MARY DELONA BOWYER. (b) l7 Sept l862, (d) l5 Oct l905.
Married Louden Tyree (b) l857 (d) l6 Feb. l925 LOUDEN WAS THE SON or grandsons OF SATTERWHITE TYREE .
NEWTON AND LOUDEN WERE BROTHERS or NEPHEWS OF LUCINDA TYREE DAVIS, WIFE OF SAMUEL DAVIS.
Louden was hired to build the first church at Maple Fork and was paid $200. for that job.
Both Louden and Delonia
are buried at the Louden Tyree Homeplace cemetery at Maple Fork.
Louden lived in sight of the John W. Davis home as well as in sight
of his Borther, Newton Tyree (b) l6 Apr. l861 (d) 4 June l948.
Newts wife, Letha (b) l3 Jan l859 (d) 20 Sept. l922
CHILDREN OF LOUDEN AND DELONA "Lonie"
Nanie Tyree (b) 3 Mar. l883 (d) l6 Sept. l954 m. Henry W.
Treadway. Henry (b) l8 Dec l867 (d) 7 May l941
DELLA M. TYREE (b) l884 (d) l931 m. Lawson Davis
Son of William Davis of Pax.
She and Lawson lived at Weirwood in the home of
what was their child’s home when I was a girl, Harold Davis.
Lawson was shot and killed by John W Davis son William "Bill"
On Election Day in Nov. l912 (see Davis history for details)
were Symoure, Buren, Garfield, and
Lewis . He had sisters, Mary Francis, m. Geo. Givens lived
At Maple Fork( see complete family list under Davis ).
C. Andy Tyree m. Allie Davis, dtr. of William and Molly Kincaid Davis
Barbara m. Bill Jewel
Tennis m. Margie Lafferty from Weirwood
D. Henry Tyree m. Tivvie lived at Mt. Hope, had no children
Of their own but raised Bessie the only dtr. Of Henrys
brother, Clark Tyree who lived up Stover Br. Rd. at Cirtsville.
E, Clarkson (Clark) Tyree (b) l2 Dec. l893 m. Bernice
Bessie Tyree (b) 8 Mar l895
F. Ray Tyree (b) ll Feb l899 m. Lillian Maynor (she is living
in their home place up Stover Br. Rd. At Cirtsville.
On Dec l9,l999, she will be 96 or 97 years old.
Her Grandftr. Was Ben Feazell.
Lillian Tyree deceased abt. 2000
G. Clete Tyree m. Edith lived at Glen Rogers.
# 4 GEORGE BURN BOWYER (b) 8 Sept. l864 (d) 6 Dec l929.
He m. Sarah Davis Sister to John W. Davis (b) l864 Both are
Buried at the John W Davis Cem. At Maple Fork.
Property on which they lived was a gift from Sarahs father,
Samuel L. Davis and her mother, Lucinda O Tyree.
Their children were:
Harrison m. Lula lived Cirtsville
Mae (m) Jim Vick
Macie (m) Emmert Bowyer
Lizzie (m) Hamilton
Ruth Susan (m) ____ Martin
For details see History
Samuel Davis Family
# 5 LETCHER ANDREW BOWYER (b) 21 May l865 (d) 26 Sept l889
Buried at Fairview Cem at Forest Hill He died of TB, unmarried and
6. REBECCA S BOWYER (b) 25 Aug l866 (d) 30 Apr l950. Her first
husband was Henry Grant Tyree, (b) Jun l866. He owned a saloon
in Hinton on 3rd. Av. The story is told that the devil raised
up behind the bar of the saloon with chains on. It scared him so,
he sold the saloon. He was however, shot at the saloon, which
finally caused his death. He died l905 at age 38. He was from the
Mt. Hope area. He also dealt in diamonds. He is buried at the
Blue Ridge Memorial . Rebecca is buried at Hilltop Cem. At
Hinton, W V
She and Henry had 1 dtr
Sadie Jean Tyree (b) 24 April l892
Her first husband: Edward Weeks
Second husband: Arthur Sowers
Rebecca re-married after Henry Tyrees death to EVERETT (Evie)
Lee Craddock (b) 8 Oct l887 (d) l7 May l965. He was a railroader.
Rebecca's HOUSE STILL STANDS in Hinton ON THE CORNER BEHIND THE
POST OFFICE BESIDE THE METH. CHURCH It is a large
house with cut glass windows. She also owned a grocery store.
She and Evie had no children. After Becky died, Evie stayed in Hinton
and later remarried. He was from the CRADDOCK family who lived
At Maple Fork. Evie is buried at the Restwood Cem. on Madams
Creek at Hinton.
#7.MAARGARET (MAGGIE) ELLEN BOWYER (b) 5 Oct l867 (d) 27 Nov l956.
Married William (Bill) B. Shanks from Floyd Cty., Va. He was a carpenter.
Shanks (b) 25 Oct l851 (d) 15 June l901. Married by Rev. Isaac G. Michael,
His second marriage.
One of the few of Moms relatives that I remember, I recall she came to see her sister, Aunt Neally who was then
living at the home across from Phillips Gro. Store at Maple Fork. She
had with her the twin sons of her Grandson, Harry Mann.
Twins Eddie and Edgel were about 3 or 4 yrs old, with flaming
red hair. Mom had sent me there with a home canned
peaches for Aunt Nealy and Uncle Henry.
I remember, Aunt Mag was a slight woman wearing a black
dress sitting on the back porch watching the boys
who were playing in the yard. She reached out and hugged
me. I left the peaches with her and soon returned home.
Cornelia (Aunt Nealy) Henry (Uncle Henry) Davis
died within 24 hours of each other in l944 (See Photo in Davis Family). I was born
in l937 so I was indeed a young child.
Children of Maggie Bowyer and Wm. Shanks
l. James (Jim) Paries Shanks (b) l3 Aug l890 (d) l4 Feb l969.
James (Bud) Shanks (b) l929 m. Marie Pettrey
They live on Observation Rd. in Hinton.
Bud is retired from the RR. But still has a
Shop at Avis where is has parked some of his
2. Myrtle Shanks (b) 13 Fed l931 (d) 5 Apr. l971 (m) Paul Brabb
lived in Toledo, Ohio. It was with her encouragement
that Harry Mann took his family there to find work in
Myrtle died at age 40 and is b. at Fairview with her 2 inft. Sons
(2) Second child of Maggie and Wm. Shanks GRANT LEWIS SHANKS
(b) 2 Aug l893 (d) 8 Dec l969. Married Thelma Willey (b) 24 Aug l912
Grant had a store on War Ridge Rd. near his mothers log
cabin home where he lived. He farmed the homeplace lands too.
(3) Russell Shank (b) 2 Apr. l895 (d) at birth
(4) Ada Mae Shanks (b) 22 Apr. l896 (d) 5 Aug l987 married Wm (Billie)
Mann. They lived on the homeplace property.
Children of Ada Mae Shanks:
HARRY LEWIS MANN 12 Aug l9l8 (d) Nov. l999 married
Twins Edward and Edgel (b) 1938
Shirley (b) l6 June l942 lives in Toledo, Ohio
PHYLLIS JEAN MANN (b) 22 Oct. 1940
Lives in Toledo, Ohio with her husband, Tony Cady
It is to this cousin, Phyllis, that I am most
grateful for finding my roots.
Phyllis is as close to a professional genealogist as there is,
and has spent years researching this family.
b. William (Bud) Mann (b) 21 June l92l (d) 24 Feb l976
5. Charles Shank (b) July l898 d 29 Sept l898 (at 2 mo)
6. Rebecca (b) 1 Aug.1899, (d) Dec. 1971 m. Claude Crawford
| dtrs of Rebecca Shanks Crawford
center: Mrs. Vivian Rice
right: Mrs. Violet Reed
left: Mary Bowyer (their cousin)
Mae and Becky were close friends of Mom and Jenny Bell
when they little girls growing up on Maple Fork in their
father's (John W. Davis) home. They came to visit their
Aunt Nealy and often stayed with Mom and Jenny Bell.
One of the earliest photos we have taken on the porch of
The original home of Aunt Nealy and Uncle Henry, shows
Mom, Madge, Jenny Bell, and Becky Shanks Crawford.
After the death of Wm. B. Shanks, Maggie m. George W. Walters
Wed 8 Dec. l904 , l (One) son was born to them:
George Clyde Walters (b) 3 Feb l906
Maggie - Wm. B. Shanks and Clyde Walters buried Fairview at Forest Hill.
#8. MARTIN BIBB BOWYER (b) l4 Feb. l879 (d) 28 Oct l955. M. Eliz. Beasley
27 Oct l892 she died 26 Dec l874
He was a blacksmith who lived in the Andrew and Nancy (Kirby) Bowyer
Homeplace high on the knoll on Penn Ellison Rd. at Marie in Summers Co.
Their children were:
Mayme (Mamie) Francis Bowyer (b) 2 Sept. l893 (d) 21 Dec l983
Married Walter Chittin their childre are Evert Lee (Tru)
Lives at Talcott beside his homeplace.
Sadie Mae Bowyer (b) 24 Jan l895 (d) 25 Mar l899
James A. Bowyer (b) l0 Dec l896 (d) l8 Apr. l957
After the death of Eliz. Beasley, Bibb Bowyer married Martha(Mary)
Ellen Hudson Woodrum (b) l865 (d) l951
Their children were:
Paul Clifton Bowyer (b) l0 Sept. l90l (d) ll Sept l984
Ailen Bowyer (b) 9 May l903 (d) l998 lived in Huntington.
Owal Fred Bowyer (b) 30 Oct l904 (d) 20 Sept. l976
Owal built a home just above the homeplace
that stands today overlooking miles of surrounding
Hazel Bowyer (b) 28 June l906 (d) l0 Nov l970. Married
Shields Landon Jones. Their son, RALPH Jones
lives at Pine Hills near Hinton
Mary Ellen Hudson Woodrum Bowyer had children by
her first marriage and many of the Woodrum family is buried
At Fairview Cem. At Forest Hil
#9. VIRGINIA (Jenny) A. BOWYER (b) 5 Oct l872 (d) 14 Feb. l901
MARRIED JOHN W. DAVIS (b) l859 (d) l926
THEY LIVED AT MAPLE FORK WHERE THEIR 4 children were born.
#1Elizabeth (Lizzie) m. John Catlett
An invalid son who lived abt. 2 years
#2 Sparrell Davis m. Gertrude (Gertie) Bowyer
#3. Pruda Mae Davis m. Omer Bowyer
H.A. Bowyer (Herbert Allen)
James Lawrence Bowyer
Bill Joe (invalid son lived abt 2 yrs)
#4.Virginia (Jenny) Bell m. Carl Pittman
Herbert Lewis (invalid son lived abt 2 yrs)
Lula Bell (Patsy)
VIRGINIA DIED A FEW WEEKS AFTER JENNY BELL WAS BORN.
She was out on a wet cold Nov. morning picking up chestnuts.
Her Sister, Cornelia "Neally" told her that she would catch her death of
cold. She did, it turned into pneumonia from which she died
In Jan .
Jenny Bell was a few weeks old
Mom (Pruda) was l3 months old
None of her four children knew anything about her people.
One cant help but wonder how different the lives of these 4 children
would have been, if they had felt as if they were apart of a
family group. Each one of them as they aged, remained close to each other
and spoke often of their mother. Mom would always say, "Sparrell
remembered her and said she was a pretty woman."
What little they did know seemed to come from Sparrels memory.
John W. Davis had previously been married to Nancy Ann Powers
(b. l5 Jan l857 (d) 22 Feb l892.
The children of John W. and Nancy Powers Davis were:
Luther, Harve, Lucy, Rebecca, Mary Payne, George, William "Bill"
Rebecca (Becky)DAVIS remained in the home to take care of the homeplace
and provided care for the 4 children of Virginia Bowyer Davis.
Apparently, each one of John W. Davis children were very kind to
Virginia's 4 children. They were extremly close to "Bill" , still holding onto
bits of colored glass he had brought them to decorate their playhouses.
Most of the family of Virginia Bowyer Davis is buried at the John W.
Davis Cemetery at Maple Fork in Raleigh County.
#11. ELBERT BOWYER (b) 6 Sep l876 (d) 26 Apr l962 Married
ELIZA E. TYREE (b)Aug l876 (d) l950 Buried at Tyree/Bream
Cemetery at Maple Fork. Eliza was the dtr/o. Garland and
Ruth Susan Craddock TYREE
Elbert farmed the lands known as the Jane Morris Farm behind
The property owned by Lizzie Catlett. Jane, no doubt, was the
Wife of Morris Kincaid. There is a family cem. on that property.
They lived their lives on Maple Fork in sight of his sister(Delona)
And Cornelia (Aunt Nealy) and a short distance from his brother,
George Burn Bowyer.
Children of Elbert and Eliza Tyree Bowyer
Hazel m. _______Elkins (d) l994
` Myrtle (b) abt.
ARBIE (b) abt l906 m. Ed Hurd
ALICE (b) ll Dec l912 (d) 2 Oct l954 m. _____"Buck"
Crafton. Alice and Buck made their home with
Elbert to care for him in his old age.
In the old world, someone was required to stay with
A new mother for at least 9 days .
Alice stayed with Mom when I was born. Alice
Was a highly thought of person in our family.
She was active in the home church at Maple Fork.
Hers and Bucks children are:
Jane Ellen lives in Cleveland
Pat m. lives in Alabama
Stewart m. lives in Ky.
Sandy m. lives in S.C.
Judy m. lives in Alabama
Judy was a very young child when her mother
died of lung cancer, a woman who never smoked
a cigarette in her life.
Luther Bowyer m. Eula Phillips lived at Maple Fork.
Luther was killed when the New River Mines - Siltex Division
exploded near Mt. Hope in l965. Luther was very active in the
home church at Maple Fork. His death brought great sadness
to all of us who had worshipped with him over the years.
Hubert Bowyer (b) l900 (d) abt l990 m. ___
Lived at Helen. Their son, Bill, taught in the Raleigh
County Public Schools until his retirement.
Other children but I donot know their names.
Hubert was well - thought of in his community. I clearly remember
when an article in the Beckley newspapers featured him in the
GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARDS section, which my Mother,
cut it out and immediately put in her scrape book.
2 children of Andy and Nancy Jane Kirby Bowyer who died in childhood are:
#12. James Willie Bowyer (b) 6 Aug l878 (d) 2 Sept. l899
#l3. Charley Omer Bowyer (b) 2 Jan l882 (d) 8 Mar. l898
THE REAL EXPERT ON THIS FAMILY IS
MRS. PHYLLIS CADY e mail [email protected]
PHYLLIS IS THE GRT/GRANDDTR. OF MARGARET "Maggie" BOWYER SHANKS