John Wood BOWLES              
Sarah Jane JORDAN

Husband:  John Wood BOWLES
Birth:  3 Dec 1841, Bowlesville, Albemarle Co., Virginia   
Death:  7 Dec 1919, Ashdown, Little River Co., Arkansas        
Burial:  Dec 1919, Ashdown Cemetery, Ashdown, Little River Co., Arkansas
Father: 
Hardin Tinsley BOWLES
Mother:  Jane E. Boulware POWERS 

Marriage:    4 Sep 1867, Washington Co., Missouri

Wife:  Sarah Jane JORDAN
Birth:  26 Jul 1841, Fluvanna Co., Virginia
Death:  20 Mar 1929, Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana 
Burial:  Mar 1929, Ashdown Cemetery, Ashdown, Little River Co., Arkansas
Father:  William Martin JORDAN 
Mother:   Sarah BUSBY 

Children:
1. Myrtland Tinsley BOWLES, b: 27 Sep 1869, Washington Co., Missouri
                                             d: 27 Sep 1873, Washington Co., Missouri
2-4. Three Stillborn Infants, b: 1871-1873, Washington Co., Missouri
5.
John Robert BOWLES, b: 23 Aug 1874, Potosi, Washington Co., Missouri
6.
Iver Moton BOWLES, b: 23 Dec 1875, Potosi, Washington Co., Missouri
7. Oscar David BOWLES, b: 27 Aug 1877, Potosi, Washington Co., Missouri
                                      d: 12 Dec 1902, Ashdown, Little River Co., Arkansas
                                   bur: Ashdown Cemetery, Ashdown, Little River Co., Arkansas
8.
Charley Irvin BOWLES, b: 5 Feb 1880, Gads Hill, Wayne Co., Missouri
9. Lela Ann BOWLES, b: 3 Aug 1881, Piedmont, Wayne Co., Missouri
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Notes:
John served with the Confederate forces in the Civil War. His Service Record shows:
   Name:  John W. Bowles
   Residence:  Stoney Point, Virginia   
   Age at Enlistment:  19                 
   Enlistment Date:  10 May 1861
   Enlistment Rank:  Private    
   State Served:  Virginia
   Service Record:  Enlisted in Company E, Virginia 19th Infantry Regiment on 11 May 1861.
                               Mustered out Company E, Virginia 19th Infantry Regiment on 9 Apr 1865
                                     at Appomattox Court House, VA.

Johnís and Sarah applied for a pension for his service. The Pension Record shows:
   Name:  Sarah J. Bowles, spouse pf John W. Bowles
   State of Application:  Arkansas
   Residence Location, Little River, Arkansas   
   Service:    Co. E, 19 Inf. Reg.  
   Date Veteran Filed:     1907         
   Date Widow Filed:       1923         

1870 Federal Census Data (M593_0825, Page 20A), Belleview Twp., Washington Co., Missouri,
                                                                                                                                    Enumeration Date: 29-Jun-1870, Family #284

NAME

Age

Sex

Occupation or Trade

Real Estate

Per. Estate

POB

In
Sch

Marr
W/In Yr

D, D, B, I, I, P, or C

 BOWLES, John

27

M

 Works at Mill

---

---

VA

 

 

 

                Sarah

27

F

 Keeps House

 

 

VA

 

 

 

                C  C

20

M

 Keeps House

 

 

VA

 

 

 

                Myrtland

7m

M

 (noted: born in Oct)

 

 

MO

 

 

 

 JORDAN, Sarah

67

F

 

 

 

VA

 

 

 

1880 Federal Census Data (T9_0740, Page 156B), Benton, Wayne Co., Missouri,
                                                                                 Enumeration District: 183, Enumeration Date: 8-Jun-1880, Family #242

 NAME

Age

Sex

 Relation

M/S W/D

Occupation

POB

Fa
 POB

Mo
POB

Maimed,
Crippled,
Disabled

In Sch

 BOWLES, John W

38

M

 ---

M

 Farmer

VA

VA

VA

 

 

                Sarah J

38

F

 Wife

M

 Keeping House

VA

VA

VA

 

 

                John R

5

M

 Son

S

 

MO

VA

VA

 

 

                Ivr Morton

4

M

 Son

S

 

MO

VA

VA

 

 

                Oscar

2

M

 Son

S

 

MO

VA

VA

 

 

                Charlie Irwin

4m

M

 Son

S

 (noted: born in Feb)

MO

VA

VA

 

 

 JORDAN, Sarah

75

F

 Mother L

W

 

VA

VA

VA

 

 

1900 Federal Census Data (T623_0065, Page 321B), Jefferson Twp., Little River Co., Arkansas,
                                                                                      Enumeration District: 76, Enumeration Date: 4-Jun-1900, Family #74

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Birth Mo.

Birth Yr.

Age

M/S W/D

# Yr Mar

# C Bn

# C Liv

POB

Fa. POB

Mo. POB

Occupation
or Trade

In Sch

 BOLES, J  W

 Head

M

Dec

1841

58

M

32

 

 

VA

VA

VA

 Mill Man

 

             Sarah

 Wife

F

Jul

1841

58

M

32

9

5

VA

VA

VA

 None

 

             Lula

 Daughter

F

Aug

1881

18

S

 

 

 

MO

VA

VA

 None

 

             Ivr

 Son

M

Dec

1875

24

S

 

 

 

MO

VA

VA

 None

 

1910 Federal Census Data (T624_0055, Page 98A), Ashdown, Little River Co., Arkansas,
                                                                                    Enumeration District: 36, Enumeration Date: 15-Apr-1910, Family #5

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Age

M/S W/D

# Yr Mar

# C Bn

# C Liv

POB

Fa. POB

Mo. POB

Occupation
Millard

In Sch

 BOWLES, John W

 Head

M

69

M1

44

 

 

VA

VA

VA

 None

 

                 Sarah J

 Wife

F

69

M1

44

8

4

VA

VA

VA

 None

 

                 Charlie I

 Son

M

30

S

 

 

 

MO

VA

VA

 Foreman / Saw Mill

 

By 1920, John had died and Sarah was living with their son Charles and his wife.
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Sources:
1) Death - Husband:  Little River County Arkansas Vital Statistics - Deaths, Vol.49, Cert. #0581