Eleanor Bowles

Female6 May 1807–15 November 1878

Brief Life History of Eleanor

When Eleanor Bowles was born on 6 May 1807, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas Bowles, was 26 and her mother, Elisabeth Morget Pontius, was 27. She married Isaac Dewitt on 18 October 1827, in Knox, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Kendall, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States in 1860 and Frankfort, Montgomery, Iowa, United States in 1870. She died on 15 November 1878, in Frankfort Township, Montgomery, Iowa, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Montgomery, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Dewitt
Eleanor Bowles
Marriage: 18 October 1827
Emily Dewitt
John C. DeWitt
Emily DeWitt
Julia Ann Dewitt
Lovina Ann DeWitt
William DeWitt
Alvin DeWitt
Edson De Witt

Sources (19)

  • Ealnor Dewitt in household of Isac Dewitt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eleanor Boales, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Eleanor DeWitt, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 October 1827Knox, Ohio, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 5

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 


    Age 22

    American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Bowell , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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