Reese Bayles Bowers

about 1825–September 1863 (Age 38)
Siam, Carter, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Reese Bayles

When Reese Bayles Bowers was born about 1825, in Siam, Carter, Tennessee, United States, his father, Valentine B Bowers, was 37 and his mother, Abigail G Buck, was 32. He married Mary Polly Johnson on 31 March 1845, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Blue Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Haw Creek Township, Morgan, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died in September 1863, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Elizabethton, Carter, Tennessee, United States.

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Reese Bayles Bowers
Mary Polly Johnson
Marriage: 31 March 1845
Jonathan B Bowers
Valentine Bowers
Ann Bowers
Larkin Bowers
Joana Bowers
Sarah Abigail Bowers
James Graves Bowers

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 0
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Missouri State Library
Age 4
The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 11
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bower .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (11)

  • Ruce Bowers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • R B Bowers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rees Bowers, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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