William Henry Bowers

Brief Life History of William Henry

When William Henry Bowers was born about 1837, in Knox, Ohio, United States, his father, William P. Bowers, was 28 and his mother, Amy McClain, was 24. He died on 20 July 1864, in Peachtree, DeKalb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb, Georgia, United States.

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William P. Bowers
Amy McClain
Anna Bowers
William Henry Bowers
Elizabeth Bowers
Solomon Bowers
Jeremiah Bowers
Sarah Jane Bowers
Mary Emily Bowers

Sources (2)

  • Henry Bowers in household of William P Bowers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William H. Bowers, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (5)

1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


In 1848, by state legislative action, Knox County lost 3 western townships, South Bloomfield, Chester and Franklin, to Morrow County, leaving Hilliar as the lone original western township.

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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