BOWERS:im looking for a birth record for my father and names/records for his father/grandfather?

im looking for records pertaining to my father and the bowers side of my family tree..ive looked everywhere,but cant come up with anything.

my father..James Franklin Bowers b.8/15/1921

his father Julian Frank Bowers (Franklin?)

his mother Mary Elizabeth Brown b. 8/19/1898 d.5/5/1978

her mother was Betty Sue Tucker b.b.1874 d.1953

and father was William Cheatham Brown b.1865 d.1936

my father had only one sibling Benjamin Eldrige Bowers b.1/17/1925..

whom died at a very young age of smallpox, i believe

I believe Julian had a sister named Louise Bowers

and she had a son named Francis Jones...not sure if jones was middle or last name

Julians father Francis Marion Bowers

my father,james was born in mecklenburg county..north view,south hill area..North carolina,Virginia...any help would be GREATLY appreciated,as i have searched numerous databases on the web and come up with nothing;)

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  • dlpm
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    1 decade ago
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    You can see the family for free in the 1880 Census on Ancestry.com under Francis M. Bowers at Buckhorn, Mecklenburg, Virginia. If you register (free) on Family Search, you can see Francis in other records (also free -- link is below).

    1930; South Hill, Mecklenburg, Virginia;

    Roll: 2450; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 23; Image: 978.0

    on country road north of Jefferson highway, dwelling 63, family 64

    Bowers, Frank J, head, rents for $5, no radio, male, white, 25, married age 16, can read/write, b VA of VA parents, farm laborer for wages, working, not a veteran

    Mary E, wife, female, white, 31, married age 22, can read/write, b VA, fa b NC, mo b VA

    James F, son, male, white, 8, in school, b VA

    INDEXED on Ancestry.com as Frank J Bomers

    ==========================================

    1920; Buckhorn, Mecklenburg, Virginia;

    Roll: T625_1898; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 48; Image: 187

    Saffords Bridge Road

    Bowers, E J G, head, rents, male, white. 36. married, can read/write, b VA of VA parents, farmer on a general farm

    Lula, wife, female, white, 47 [43?], married, can read/write, b VA of VA parents

    Frank, son, 15, in school, can read/write, b VA

    Josephine, dau, 14, in school, can read/write, b VA

    Louis, son, 8, in school, b VA

    Brown, Chas, boarder, male, white, 18, m, in school, can read/write, b VA of VA parents, farmer on a general farm

    ======================================================

    1910; Buckhorn, Mecklenburg, Virginia;

    Roll: T624_1635; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 54; Image: 747

    Bowers, Julius, head, male, white, 26, married 6 years, b VA of VA parents, speaks English, occupation "none", can read/write, rents house

    Lula, wife, female, white, 31, second marriage, married 6 years, 5 children/ 3 alive, b VA of VA parents, speaks English, can read/write

    Frank, son, male, white, 5, single, b VA

    Josephine, dau, female, white, 4, single, b VA

    ======================================================

    1900; Buckhorn, Mecklenburg, Virginia;

    Roll: T623_1717 Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 46.

    Bowers, Frances, head, white, male, July 1833, 66, married 36 years, b VA of VA parents, farmer, owns land without mortgage, can read/write/speak English

    Josie M, wife, female, white, July 1849, 50, 15 children/10 alive, b VA of VA parents, can read/write/speak English

    Lucy B, dau, Feb 1849, 21, single, b VA of VA parents, can read/write/speak English

    Edwin F, son, June 1880, 19, single, b VA of VA parents, can read/write/speak English

    Julian L, son, Mar 1883, 17, single, b VA of VA parents, can read/write/speak English

    Futiret L, son, Nov 1885, 14, single, b VA of VA parents, at school 6 months, can read/write/speak English

    Orby J, son, Jan 1889, 11, single, b VA of VA parents, can read/write/speak English

    Lucius, son, Aug 1891, 8, single, b VA of VA parents, speak English

    NEXT FAMILY

    Bowers, Robert, head, white, male, Mar 1875, 25, married 6 months, b VA of VA parents, farmer, rents, can read/write/speak English

    India A, wife, white, female, June 1879, 20, 0 children, b VA of VA parents, can read/write/speak English

    Robert A, uncle, white, male, Dec 1860, 49, single, b VA of VA parents, farmer, can read/write/speak English

  • I think I found them in the 1930 U.S. census (in the record the last name is misspelled as "Bomers", but it actually says "Bowers" on the census image):

    Name: James F Bomers

    Home in 1930: South Hill, Mecklenburg, Virginia, on County Road north of Jefferson Highway

    Age: 8

    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1922

    Relation to Head of House: Son

    Father's Name: Frank J

    Mother's Name: Mary E

    Race: White

    Household Members:

    Frank J Bomers 25

    Mary E Bomers 31

    James F Bomers 8

    Name: Frank J Bomers

    Home in 1930: South Hill, Mecklenburg, Virginia, on County Road north of Jefferson Highway

    Age: 25

    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1905

    Birthplace: Virginia

    Relation to Head of House: Head

    Spouse's Name: Mary E

    Race: White

    Occupation: Farm Laborer

    Name: Mary E Bomers

    Home in 1930: South Hill, Mecklenburg, Virginia, on County Road north of Jefferson Highway

    Age: 31

    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1899

    Relation to Head of House: Wife

    Spouse's Name: Frank J

    Race: White

    Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: South Hill, Mecklenburg, Virginia; Roll: 2450; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 23; Image: 978.0.

    I can send you the image if you message me with your e-mail address.

  • 1 decade ago

    When it comes to that name, in case your original Bowers ancestor in the U.S. came from Germany, keep your eye also open for the spelling Bauers. The German "au" is pronounced like "ow" in English. Often times the spelling of the name was Anglicized after coming to the U.S.

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