I am still looking for documentation for
this information. Some information was taken
from books and I still need to go to the court
house to get the actual proof. So if you make a
connection please make sure you look for
documentation. If you have documentation
that I could use such as copies of wills or bible
information, it would be greatly appreciated.
WILLIAM BOWLER was probable born
or South Carolina about 1760 and died in Clarke Co
Alabama in 1821. He may be the son of JAMES
BOULWARE and AGATHA RUTHERFORD.
William married 1) RACHEL ? and 2) ELIZABETH
TOOMBS. According to a lawsuit William had 4 children
before he married Elizabeth, and they had no children
together. They moved from S.C. to Clarke Co. Alabama
about 1816. I have found many different spellings for this
family name BOULWARE, BOWLER, BOULER,
BOLAR, BOLLAR,and BOALAR
The children of
RACHEL ? were:
was born about 1786 possibly
in Edgefield South Carolina, he died Jan.8,1853 in
Clarke Co Alabama. He married MARY ABNEY
in S.C. Mary is the daughter of Private PAUL
ABNEY born about 1744,died Dec.27,1820 in
Edgefield S.C.and ELEANOR HAMILTON
born about 1744 and died Sep.17,1819 in Edgefield
S.C. John and Mary moved from S.C. to Clarke Co
Alabama about 1820. In the 1820's records show
John was the sheriff Clarke Co and a tax collector. In
1830 I have found that he went into the mercantile
business and was partners with Jesse Doyle. According
to the 1850 census he is listed as a farmer.
ELEANOR BOWLER was born Sep.27,1787 she
married NATHANIEL ABNEY. Nathaniel and
Eleanor settled in Sumpter Co Al.
WESLEY BOWLER was born Jun. 6,1797 he married
ELIZA WALTON on Dec.22, 1823 in Clarke Co.
Alabama. Wesley and Eliza later moved to Mississippi.
AGATHA BOWLER married GREEN McKINNEY
(according to William's estate records Green McKinney
bought the family bible for $3.50.)