78. Stephen Bowen & 79. Mary Ann Wilson
1815, Stephen born in Duplin Co., NC; s/o 156. Levi Bowen & 157. Phoebe Williams.
12/31/1819, Mary born in Duplin Co., NC; d/o 158. John N Wilson & 159. Sarah ?.
1820, (S) 1820 Census, GA, Tattnall Co. Stephen is listed as a male under 10 with his family. [Stephen’s father Levi is named as an original settler of Tattnall Co.]
1830, (S) 1830 Census, NC, Duplin Co. Mary is 1 of 2 daughters age 10-15 living with her parents.
1832, court records put Mary Ann and her father John in Duplin Co., NC.
1833-35, Stephen’s father died in Tattnall Co., GA. Stephen left for NC.
1840, (S) 1840 Census, NC, Duplin Co. Stephen has a wife and 1 son.
8/17/1850, (S) 1850 Census, NC, Duplin Co. Stephen, age 35; and Mary Ann, age 32; are farmers. Children “Wily” – John B. [Sarah is supposedly born, but is not listed. Sometimes the dates of the census are “final”, but do not reflect when each farm was actually visited.]
1855, the family moved to back to Tattnall Co., GA.
1859, The family moved to LA.
6/28/1860, (S) 1860 Census, LA, Winn Parish, Winnfield. Stephen is a farmer with land valued at $500 and a personal estate of $250. Children: Willy – Ellen.
Aft. 1863, The family moved to TX.
11/21/1870, (S) 1870 Census, TX, Grayson Co., Whitesboro. Stephen, age 55; Mary Ann, age 53; The last 4 children are at home. Stephen is a laborer with a personal estate of $400. They live next door to Emanuel Couch and their daughter Sarah. Their daughter Mary Ann lives with Sarah.
3/22/1872, Stephen died in Boggy Depot, Indian Terr. (OK).
6/12/1885, Mary died in Lebanon, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Terr. (OK); buried on private property with a headstone behind an iron fence.
Children of Stephen and Mary:
i. Willy T Bowen, born 1840 in NC.
8/9/1862, Willy died in Mississippi Springs, MS.
ii. James L Bowen, born 1842 in NC.
6/1/1862, James died in Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS.
iii. Mary A Bowen, born 1843 in NC.
Mary married G. W. Friday.
iv. Lucinda C Bowen, born 1845 in NC.
7/12/1868, Lucinda married William Steven Brock in Panola Co., TX.
1923, Lucinda died in Olney, Young Co., TX.
v. John B Bowen, born 1847 in NC.
Bef. 1860, John died.
v. Sarah Wilson Bowen (39), born 6/24/1850 in NC.
vi. Stephen L Bowen, born 1852 in NC.
vii. Luther W Bowen, born 6/1/1854 in NC.
10/11/1880 in Grayson Co., TX, Luther married Rebecca Jane Crawford.
3/5/1936, Luther died in Comanch Co., OK.
viii. Robert W Bowen, born 1856 in GA.
ix. Ellen F Bowen, born 11/1858 in GA.
Ellen married Lem Youngblood.
4/9/1904, Ellen died in Sunray, TX; buried in Durwood, OK.
x. George Timothy Bowen, born 4/6/1863 in Winnfield Parish, LA.
George married Mary Ann Minyard.
7/10/1901, Mary died in OK.
11/4/1913, George married Maudie Cathrine Moyers.
12/5/1946, George died in Wardville, OK.