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Eli C. BOWIE

Male 1839 - 1922  (83 years)


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  • Name Eli C. BOWIE 
    Born 1839  Noble Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • Birth date given in 1900 Census as Nov 1845, but date on headstone is 1839, conforming to age 83 in death record. Name on headstone (shared with first wife, Margaret Priscilla Haynes): Eli L. Bowie.
    Gender Male 
    Military G.A.R., Civil War  [5
    Census 1850  Morgan Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Grant District, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1894  Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1900, 1910, 1920  Grant District, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [1, 3, 6
    Died 23 Apr 1922  Grant District, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Buried Pine Grove Cemetery, Glendale, near Pike at Twin Oaks (Co Rd 50-13), Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Person ID I69531  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2019 

    Father James B. BOWIE,   b. CA 1822, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Nancy A. ___,   b. CA 1816, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F29348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Priscilla HAYNES,   b. 1854, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889  (Age 35 years) 
    Notes 
    • 1880 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on Jun 1 1880:
      Eli Bowie, 33, farmer; wife Priscilla, 26; dau Irena, 9; dau Mary E, 7; son Chas M, 3; dau Lillie L, 5 months. All born in Ohio except for Lillie, born in West Virginia. [8]
    Children 
     1. Charles Michael "Mike" BOWIE,   b. 10 Jul 1877, Washington Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1966, Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Family ID F54754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Elizabeth MAXWELL,   b. CA 1851,   d. 17 Jan 1923, League, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 8 Mar 1894  Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Notes 
    • 1900 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on Jun 12 1900:
      Eli C. Bowie, 54, b. Nov 1845 in Ohio, farmer, married 6 yrs; wife Sarah E. Bowie, 57, b. Sep 1842 in W.Va, married 6 yrs, mother of 7 children (6 still living); dau Dora B. Watson, 15, b. Sep 1884 in W.Va; son Michael Bowie, 20, b. Sep 1879 in Ohio; son Neacy, 17, b. Sep 1882 in W.Va.

      1910 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on Apr 19 1910 at North Western Pike:
      Eli C. Bowie, 66, b. Ohio, farmer, married 16 yrs (second marriage); wife Sarah E, 68, b. W.Va, married 16 yrs (third marriage), mother of 5 children (none living).
      (Note: The indication that she had no living children is an apparent error. She did not outlive all of her children.)

      1920 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on Mar 17 1920:
      Eli C. Bowie, 80, b. Ohio, farmer; wife Sarah E, 82, b. Virginia.
    Family ID F29347  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pine Grove Cemetery, Glendale, near Pike at Twin Oaks (Co Rd 50-13), Ritchie Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    69531_BOWIE_EliC_1845-1922_DeathCertificate.jpg
    69531_BOWIE_EliC_1845-1922_DeathCertificate.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S2105] 1900 Census, Ritchie County, WV (Grant District).

    2. [S1821] Ritchie County Marriage Records, Harrisville, WV.

    3. [S1853] Death Certificate, WV State Dept of Health, Div of Vital Statistics, (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx).

    4. [S184] 1850 Census.

    5. [S123] Ritchie County, West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993, Ritchie County Historical Society (David M. Scott, Editor), (McClain Printing Co, Parsons, WV, 1995).

    6. [S2182] 1880 Census, Ritchie County, WV (Grant District).

    7. [S638] Headstone (year only).

    8. [S1604] Death record of son.

    9. [S1821] Ritchie County Marriage Records, Harrisville, WV, MR p. 84.
      Identified as Eli C. Bowie, widower, 49, b. Noble Co Ohio, res. Ritchie Co; and Sarah E. Cottrill, widow, b. & res. in Ritchie Co. Married Mar 8 1894 in Ritchie County.