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Elisha Hess Bowlby

Male 1819 - 1912  (92 years)


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  • Name Elisha Hess Bowlby 
    Born 3 Oct 1819  Newton, Sussex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Wolf River Township, Doniphan, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Elisha Bowlby, 50, farmer, real estate $5000, property $1320, born in New Jersey. Eliza Bowlby, 42, keeping house, born in Ohio. Isaac G. Bowlby, 11, works on farm, born in Indiana. John W. Bowlby, 9, born in Indiana. Henry V. Bowlby, 6, born in Indiana. James Bowlby, 5, born in Indiana. Ira M. Bowlby, 2, born in Kansas.
    Census 1880  Union, Doniphan, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • E. H. Bowlby, 60, farming, born in New Jersey. Lyda Bowlby, 39, keeping house, born in Missouri. Isaac G. Bowlby, 21, farming, born in Indiana. John W. Bowlby, 19, born in Indiana. James H. Bowlby, 14, born in Indiana. Ivan Bowlby, 12, born in Kansas. Charles F. Bowlby, 1, born in Kansas. W. G. Woodland, 17, step daughter, born in Kansas. Belle Woodland, 12, step daughter, born in Kansas.
    Died Jun 1912  Sapulpa, Creek, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The facts of Elisha's life come from a history of Kansas by A. T. ANDREAS, and the research of Jack N. REYNOLDS of Wichita, Kansas.

      According to Elisha's sketch in the history, Elisha was six years old when his family moved to Fayette County, Pennsylvania, where he was reared and educated-actually he would have been around ten years old in 1828 when his parents are believed to have moved. In 1835, he moved to Warren County, Ohio, where he engaged in farming for ten years. He then moved to Clinton County, Indiana, where he lived for some time. In 1868, he arrived in Doniphan County, Kansas, where his biographical sketch was published in 1883. He married twice.

      He first married 28 June, 1849, ELISA JANE ANDERSON, born 7 May, 1828, Ohio, died 23 May, 1873, Severance, Kansas. There were five known children by this marriage: Isaac Gilbert, John William, Henry V., James Hervey, and Ira Melly.

      Elisha secondly married 23 May, 1874, Severance, Kansas, LYDIA JANE (WOLLARD) DARBY, daughter of James W. and Lydia WOLLARD, who had four children by a former marriage of whom three are known: Belle Darby, Samantha Darby, and Mina Darby; the fourth child was a male whose name is not known.

      Lydia was born 20 October, 1841 Troy, Kansas, died 29 August, 1924, Savonburg, Kansas, or Stillwater, Oklahoma. Elisha and Lydia had two known children: Charles Festus, and Estella May.

      The following is from:
      KANSAS COLLECTION BOOKS
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      William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas
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      DONIPHAN COUNTY, Part 18

      http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/books/cutler/doniphan/doniphan-co-p18.html

      E. H. BOWLBY, farmer, P. O. Severance, was born in Newtown, Sussex Co., N. J., October 3, 1819. His parents were Samuel and Johanna (Parkhurst) Bowlby. When he was six years of age he came to Fayette County, Penn. and was reared and educated in that county. In 1835 he moved to Warren County, Ohio, where he was engaged in farming for ten years; from Warren County he moved to Clinton County Ind., where he lived for some time. In 1868 came to Kansas and settled in this county. He has been twice married, first to Miss Eliza Anderson, June 28, 1849, a native of Ohio, born May 7, 1828, died May 23, 1873. He married for his second wife Miss Lydia Darby, born in Cedar County, Mo., October 15,1846. He has seven children - Isaac G., John W., Henry V., James H., Iva M.,Charlie F., and Stella M. Mr. Bowlby is a Democrat.
    Person ID I49766  7_families
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2004 

    Family Eliza Jane Anderson,   b. 7 May 1828, Marion, Hancock, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1871, Severance, Doniphan, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1849  , Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Isaac Gilbert Bowlby,   b. 1859, , , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John William Bowlby,   b. 1861, , , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Henry V. Bowlby,   b. Abt 1863, , , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. James Hervey Bowlby,   b. 6 Aug 1865, Indianapolis, Hamilton, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1953, Parsons, Labette, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Ira Melly Bowlby,   b. 1868, , , Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F19114  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Oct 1819 - Newton, Sussex, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jun 1849 - , Boone, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jun 1912 - Sapulpa, Creek, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S290] Kansas, Doniphan, Wolf River - 1870 - Federal Census, Kansas, Doniphan, Wolf River, (www.ancestry.com).

    2. [S825] Our Darby Family, Earle H. Brown, Maxine Fullerton, (Salt Lake City [Utah] : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1981), 21, 28, 29 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S826] Bowlby Families In England And America, Raymond E. Bowlby, ([St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. : R.E. Bowlby, 1991]), 3:44, 3:97 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S686] Kansas, Doniphan, Union - 1880 - Federal Census, Kansas, Doniphan, Union, (www.familysearch.org).