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Martha Owen/Owens

Martha Owen/Owens
b. 31 March 1842, Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana, to James M. and Matilda Lucinda (Sears) Owen(s)
d. 10 February 1931, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa

m/1. 31 October 1860, Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana
James Motley
b. 7 April 1831, Kentucky
d. 28 February 1868, Kentucky

m/2. 14 January 1869, Warren, Iowa
William Stewart Turbett
d. before 1931

Children with James Motley:
• Ida Catheran (1861-1951) married Cortes Cloyd Braught
• Ara Elizabeth (b. 1863) married William Smith
• Nettie Eldora (1865-1944) married Fred Edward Evans

The family left Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana, in 1868.

Submitted by:
Loran Ralph Braught
West Terre Haute IN
E-mail: loranbraught@verizon.net

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William Welling Bowerman

WILLIAM WELLING BOWERMAN
b. 15 September 1812, Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York, to Silas and Anna (Welling) Bowerman
d. 19 September 1899, Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa

m. 8 January 1931, Schenectady County, New York
Diadema Lester
b. 1815, Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York, to Mordecai and Abigail (Rushmore?) Lester
d. 26 April 1901, Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa

Children with Diadema Lester:

  • Catherine “Kate” (b. ca. 1832) married [—?—] Farmhurst
  • Esther (b. ca. 1834) married Josiah Long
  • Mary (1836-1877) married Isaac Paden Fish
  • Abigail “Abby” (b. ca. 1839) married O.J. Hyde
  • Ann Eliza (1841-1905) married Lemuel D. Spaulding
  • Diadema (b. ca. 1843) married [—?—] Brenning
  • William W. (b. ca. 1845)
  • Lunda L. “Lundy” (1847-1929) married (1) Darthula [–?–], (2) Emily M. “Emma” Bowerman, (3) Elizabeth M. “Lizzie” McGee
  • Earnest W. (1848-1929) married Julia Stanley
  • George “John” (b. ca. 1850)
  • Elva R. (ca. 1852-1913) married (1) Charles Starkey, (2) Arthur B. Owen
  • Selba (died young)
  • Adeline E. (b. ca. 1854) married James Hannah
  • Estella “Estie” (b. ca. 1856) married [—?—] Layton or Loncks

The family settled near Leavenworth, Crawford County, Indiana, by the 1860 census. They had come from Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. They moved briefly to Wisconsin, then to Taylor County, Iowa, where they were for the 1870 and 1880 censuses. William and Diadema next moved to Quincy, Branch County, Michigan, then back to Iowa around 1890.

Submitted by:
A. L. Bowerman
Howe IN

Elva R. Bowerman

ELVA R. BOWERMAN
b. 12 April 1852, Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, to William Welling and Diadema (Lester) Bowerman
d. 7 November 1913, Willow Springs, Howell County,
Missouri

m/1. 12 July 1868, Marshall Township, Taylor County, Iowa
Charles Starky
b. about 1848, Grant County, Indiana, to John and Lydia (States) Starky
d. 20 September 1878, Conway, Taylor County, Iowa

m/2. about 1884
Arthur B. Owen
b. July 1852, Indiana

Children with Charles Starky:

  • Ida Estella (1869-1950) married Arthur Elmer Moore
  • Charles Timothy (1871-1890)
  • Harry (1873-1924)
  • Della Mea (1875-1901) married Homer O. McCready

When she was 8 years old, Elva was shown in the 1860 census living with her parents in Crawford County, Indiana. By 1868 she was in Taylor County, Iowa. She and her second husband were living in Leon, Iowa, for the 1900 census.

Submitted by:
A. L. Bowerman
Howe IN

Jacob Smith

Jacob Smith
b. 4 April 1844, Putnam County, Indiana, to James and Sarah (Hotsapiller) Smith
d. 17 May 1923, Mayes County, Oklahoma

m. 1 February 1871, Spencer Township, Owen County, Indiana
Caroline Owen
b. 24 April 1851, Indiana, to Daniel and Phebe (Walker) Owen
d. 22 June 1901, Mayes County, Ohio

Children with Caroline Owen:

  • Luther (1872-1954) married (1) Lou Alice Dugger, (2) Pearl Wells
  • Millard (1876-1968) married (1) Samantha Greathouse, (2) Nellie Schooley
  • Dessie (1878-1957) married Robert Hope
  • Della (1881-1933) married William Lewis Greathouse
  • Effie (1882-1975) married Okley Osteen
  • Mable (b. 1885)
  • Orvil (1887-1975)
  • Nola (1889-1959) married Eudous Dugger
  • Esca Earl (1891-1927) married Varillah Gobble

Submitted by:
Geneva Dugger Taylor
Ft. Gibson OK