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Terry Mason's Family History Site

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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Charles L Downing

11900 U.S. Census, T623_852 pg 149, 5 Jun 1900. "Downing, Charles L Head WM March 1855 45 M 2 Missouri Kentucky Kentucky Farmer
-------, Thusa C. Wife WF Dec 1866 34 M 2 Missouri Ohio Arkansas." Note this is a second marriage for both. Daughters with Charles' father's home in 1900 census must be from first marriage.


Isaiah Price

1Kentucky Marriage Records, 1852-1914. "Name: Isaiah Price
Age: 23
Est. Birth Year: abt 1832
Birth Location: Casey
Residence: Casey
Spouse Name: Nancy J Roberts
Spouse Age: 16
Est. Spouse Birth Year: abt 1839
Spouse Birth Location: Casey
Spouse Residence: Casey
Marriage Date: 25 Sep 1855
Marriage Location: Casey
County of Record: Casey." Image.

21860 U.S. Census. "1 Slave Isaiah Price 5 Slaves
25 M B
20 M B
23 F M
5 M M
2 M B." 1860 Slave Schedule.

31870 U.S. Census, M593_268 319B, 28 Jun 1870. "Price, Isiah 32 MW Farmer Kentucky
-----, Nancy 32 FW Keeping house Kentucky
-----, Catherine 13 FW At Home Kentucky
-----, William 12 MW At Home Kentucky
-----, Cara 3 FW At Home Illinois
Dingman, John 24 MW Farmer Canada."

41880 U.S. Census, FHF 1254397 pg 465A, Jun 1880. "Price, Isah WM 47 M Farmer Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Nancy WF 41 Wife M HouseKeeper Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Sarah J WF 13 Daughter Housekeeper Illinois Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Cora F WF 13 Daughter housekeeper Kansas Kentucky Kentucky
-----, John E. WM 4 Son Kansas Kentucky Kentucky."

5Nebraska State Census 1885, KS1885_132, K-1 K-169. "Price, Isaiah 53 MW M Farmer
-----, Nancy 45 FW M
-----, Oates 8 MW S."

61900 U.S. Census, T623_838 pg 4A, 5 Jun 1900. "Price, Isaiah Head WM Jan 1832 68 M 45 Kentucky Kentucky Pennsylvania Farmer
-----, Nancy J. Wife WF Apr 1839 61 M 45 4 3  Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky."

7U.S. Civil War Draft Registration Records, 1863-1865. "Price, Isaiah 30 White Farmer Married Kentucky."


Nancy J. Roberts

1Kentucky Marriage Records, 1852-1914. "Name: Isaiah Price
Age: 23
Est. Birth Year: abt 1832
Birth Location: Casey
Residence: Casey
Spouse Name: Nancy J Roberts
Spouse Age: 16
Est. Spouse Birth Year: abt 1839
Spouse Birth Location: Casey
Spouse Residence: Casey
Marriage Date: 25 Sep 1855
Marriage Location: Casey
County of Record: Casey." Image.


Joseph P. Bowman

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100462072. "Joseph Bowman the elder child of Mary Jane Chinn and Isaac Bowman was born September 1793 in Shenandoah County, VA, at the old Fort Bowman stone house. He was Isaac's sixth child. In the 1810 census of Shenandoah County Joseph, age 17, was still a resident in his fathers Fort Bowman Plantation home. In the War of 1812 Joseph Bowman was made Ensign in the Shenandoah County Militia replacing Peter Gatewood.

Joseph married 1819 to his first cousin, Elizabeth "Betsy" Bowman. She was the daughter of his uncle Abraham Bowman and wife Sarah Henry of Fayette County, KY. This marriage strengthened the bond between Bowman brothers Abraham and Isaac in their pioneering management of their Kentucky land grants and joint family holdings.

The uncle as well as father-in-law of Joseph, Abraham Bowman was raised in Shenandoah County, VA and migrated as a pioneer to Kentucky. He was a Colonel in George Washington's Army of the American Revolution, having served with distinction, and received several thousand acres of meritorious military land grants in Kentucky for his service. Abraham led 30 pioneer families to KY in 1779 establishing them at Bowman's Station. In 1781 he established his permanent home in Fayette County, KY on South Elkhorn creek having purchased some 8,000 acres. It was here Abraham planned his life and located his family members through his legacy.

"Betsy" and Joseph lived near Lexington, KY, off the Harrodsburg Pike, on Bowman's Mill Road. This home was across the road from where she was raised on Colonel Abraham's plantation home on the South Elkhorn creek – today called "Helm Place". Betsy was the youngest of Abraham's seven children and most of her siblings settled on close by acreage from their father Abraham.

The first child of Joseph & Betsy was born in 1820 as they were farming adjacent land in Fayette County, KY with eight slaves and considerable support from family legacies. Joseph's legacy from his father will of 1824 was a portion Isaac's military land grant in the State Of Indiana, which he shared as the sole heirs with his brothers John H. and Abraham. Undoubtedly these three brothers began caring for their legacy in the west around 1816 and well before their father Isaac's death in 1825. This inheritance seems to tie together for life these three siblings in various business and family ways.

Joseph and his wife were heirs (individually as relatives) to the property of their first cousin John Bowman (Jr), the son of pioneer Colonel John Bowman of Bellevue plantation in Mercer County. In the 1825 inheritance each received a 1/6th share of John's Henry County, KY, lands.

Along with his brother-in-law's William Bowman and George H. Bowman, Joseph was a charter members of the respected "Kentucky Association" formed in 1828 for promoting and breeding of horses. By the 1830 census the family of Joseph and Betsy was growing. Although they had lost two children there were two young boys and four young girls in the household. Joseph was working his plantation and raising horses with fifteen slaves.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Bowman died in June 1835, at her home in Fayette County, KY. Three of her children were named Elizabeth having deceased as infants. Betsy's death occurred at the time of the last baby's death. She was first buried alongside her deceased babies in the Bowman Family graveyard near South Elkhorn and the home of her father. By the 1840 census Joseph, a widower, was residing in his home with his two sons and five daughters - all his children that reached maturity. He was still farming and raising horses with 25 slaves.

Betsy and Joseph had ten children between 1820 and 1835. Their oldest child was Dr. Isaac Bowman who decided to seek a wife somewhere apart from all the kissing cousins near his home, so he relocated to Louisiana. Here he married 1847 in New Orleans and raised his family in Louisiana's St. Mary Parish (the line of the writer's heritage).

In the 1850 census of Fayette County, Joseph is residing at home with his Children Abraham, Kate and Amanda. He was still farming with land valued at $22,000 and 26 slaves maintaining the plantation along with his horse stables.
{Amanda is also found in the 1850 census of Shenandoah County, VA, visiting in the home of George and her aunt Mary Ann Brinker. Mary Ann Brinker inherited and now occupies the old Stone home of the Fort Bowman plantation, built by pioneer George Bowman in 1753. Here Amanda met John S. Hupp and they were married May 1851 but unfortunately Amanda deceased 4 months later September 1851.}

At the age of 66 Joseph Died 25 August 1859 at his home in Fayette County, KY. He was buried near his wife, Betsy, in the old Bowman Family graveyard near the family home of his father–in-law Abraham Bowman. The Lexington Kentucky Cemetery began opening in 1849. Then on 19 Sept 1867 the remains of Joseph, Betsy, and the three infants named Elizabeth were taken from the old Bowman family graveyard and re-interred in the Lexington Cemetery. Colonel Abraham Bowman and quite a number of Bowman family members were also first buried in the family graveyard and later re-interred in the Lexington cemetery.

Joseph's will was dated Aug 1859 with the Settlement in March 1867. His children shared equally in the estate, which had a cash value of some $15,000 excluding land. These heirs were Isaac, Abraham B, Sarah (deceased w/heirs), Nancy, Mary (deceased w/heirs) and Kate, but deceased Amanda's name was not mentioned. Half his children deceased before him.

Children:
1. Isaac (1820-1858) Doctor - moved to Louisiana
2. Abraham, (1821-1861)
3. Sarah (1823-1847) m. Wm. F Satnhope
4. Mary Elizabeth, (c1825-1825)
5. Nancy C. (1826-1889) m. widower Wm. F Stanhope
6. Mary Ann (1828-1857) m. Robert Hayes
7. Elizabeth (1829 –1829)
8. Catherine "Kate" (1830-c1901) m. Richard Downing),
9. Amanda (1833-1551) m. John Hupp of Shenandoah County VA
10. Elizabeth (1835-1835)
Seven of the children survived to adulthood and all but two of these children lived their life in near proximity of their father's home." Image.


Elizabeth Bowman

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100462047. "Elizabeth Bowman "Betsy" [daughter Colonel Abram], was born, 16 Aug 1798, in Fayette Co., KY. Died, 12 Jun 1835, in Fayette Co., KY. Burial: 19 Sep 1867, in (reinterned), Lexington Cem, KY. Resided in South Elkhorn, Fayette Co., KY.

Joseph and Elizabeth (1st cousins married) lived near Lexington, KY off the Harrodsburg Pike on Bowman's Mill Road. Their home was adjacent to the North side of the Woolfolk home place. Both homes are slightely North and across the road on the South Elkhorn creek from the "Helm Place", which was the location of Colonel Abraham's home place - "Betsy's" father.

As an inheritance from her first cousin John Bowman (son of Col John) Betsy received a 1/6 prorated share of all his Henry County KY lands.
Joseph and his wife Elizabeth each, separately, were heirs to property of John Bowman (Jr) their first cousin and son of Colonel John (Johannes) Bowman of Bellevue plantation in Mercer County.

"Betsy" died about the time her last child was born and she was first buried in what was probably the Bowman Family Cemetery on South Elkhorn, it's location yet unknown. The Lexington Cemetery began operation in 1849 and her remains were relocated there in 1867. Three of her small children are buried together, near Betsy, in Lexington with the names Elizabeth, Mary Eliza & Elizabeth.

The family first burial place was probably a Bowman Family cemetery (location unknown) and on 19 Sept 1867 they were moved and interred in the Lexington Cemetery which began operation in 1849. Three children, Elizabeth, Mary Eliza & Elizabeth are buried with Joseph and Elizabeth in the Lexington Cemetery. Seven children are known to survive to adulthood.

Sadly Betsy wanted a child to carry her name - unfortunitely they tried three separate times naming a daughter Elizabeth and all three perished at a young age." Image.


Elizabeth Bowman

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=116924522. "Elizabeth Bowman was one of the Joseph & Betsy Bowman daughters named after their mother but died young. They were first interred in the old Bowman cemetery on Col Abrahams estate and later moved to the Lexington Cemetery when the whole Bowman cemetery remains were reinterred." Image.


Mary Elizabeth Bowman

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=116924713. "Mary Elizabeth Bowman was one of the Joseph & Betsy Bowman daughters named after their mother but died young. They were first interred in the old Bowman cemetery on Col Abrahams estate and later moved to the Lexington Cemetery when the whole Bowman cemetery remains were reinterred." Image.


Elizabeth Bowman

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=116924802. "Elizabeth Bowman was one of the Joseph & Betsy Bowman daughters named after their mother but died young. They were first interred in the old Bowman cemetery on Col Abrahams estate and later moved to the Lexington Cemetery when the whole Bowman cemetery remains were reinterred." Image.


John Hunley

1Mrs. Harry Kennett McAdams. (1929), Downing Bible Record 1, Kentucky Pioneer & Court Records.

2Harold N. Downing, Book of Downing, The, 1960, p. 24. Copy in possession of Bradley Canon, Univ. of Kentucky.


Mary Downing

1Harold N. Downing, Book of Downing, The, 1960, p. 24. Copy in possession of Bradley Canon, Univ. of Kentucky.

2Mrs. Harry Kennett McAdams. (1929), Downing Bible Record 1, Kentucky Pioneer & Court Records.


William Hunley

1Mrs. Harry Kennett McAdams. (1929), Downing Bible Record 1, Kentucky Pioneer & Court Records. "died single."


William Downing

1Bell, Annie W. B. (Annie Walker Burns) , b. 1894 (Main Author), Kentucky, Fayette County Marriages 1803 - 1851, 851645 Item 6.


Sarah Keiser

1Bell, Annie W. B. (Annie Walker Burns) , b. 1894 (Main Author), Kentucky, Fayette County Marriages 1803 - 1851, 851645 Item 6.