Reese Bayles Bowers

Maleabout 1825–September 1863

Brief Life History of Reese Bayles

When Reese Bayles Bowers was born about 1825, in Siam, Carter, Tennessee, United States, his father, Rev. Valentine B. Bowers, was 38 and his mother, Abigail G Buck, was 33. 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 39, 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

Sources (11)

  • Ruce Bowers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rees Bowers, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Reece Bayles Bowers, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 March 1845Jackson, Missouri, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (7)

    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.


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries 1826: Jackson County created

    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 , with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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