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Oak View Cemetery and Bowers Memorial Park near Canon, GA

I just returned from a trip to Georgia where I visited both Canon and Bowersville. I did not have a lot of time to spend but I did manage to make it to Oak View Cemetery which contains Bowers Memorial Park. There are many, many Bowers people within this cemetery. I managed photographs of those who I know my own kin but also snapped photos of other sites that I am just now getting off of my camera. I will try to post them here later. I absolutely recommend this cemetery for anyone with Bowers roots in Canon, GA and the surrounding counties of Elbert and Hart. The google link below will put you right at the corner of the cemetery. I will be returning to Georgia later this year to visit all of the cemeteries in Canon, Bowersville and Hart county. I am willing to both look for and photograph any grave site. If someone is searching for a grave and has reason to believe that the person they are looking for could be within the areas I will be visiting please let me know the person's name and I will do my very best to locate the site and get a picture for you. I think I will be heading back in October. If you would like to make the trip yourself use the google link below.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=Cemeteries&sll=34.350686,-83.11018&sspn=0.001741,0.002398&ie=UTF8&t=h&split=1&rq=1&ev=zi&radius=0.08&hq=Cemeteries&hnear=&ll=34.350691,-83.11018&spn=0.001732,0.002398&z=19

Good luck and take care!

Tom Fox
6 great grandson of Job Bowers (1755-1779)

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I live In Canon, within 1/4 mile of the cemetery. I also have the Hart County cemetery book, and would be glad to help locate any graves in Hart Co. I also am a descendent of Job Bowers. When you get here in October, get in touch and we will talk family.

That sounds great. My brother should be with me. We are planning on going out to the location of Job's actual grave site as I did not have a chance to this last time around. We are descended from Job in this way:

Job Bowers -> William Bowers -> Joel Bowers -> John Harris Bowers ->John Martin Bowers - Leonard Bowers -> Faye Bowers -> Tom Fox -> Tom Fox (myself), Dallas Fox (my brother)

I truly wish my grandmother Faye could come along but she is not able to travel long distances. It is a shame because she longs to go back to her Father's birthplace up in Canon. You guys have nice country up there we really enjoyed the trip and can't wait to go back.

Take Care
Tom

Give me a call when you get here. My cell is 706-498-6504. My line is Job>William>Job>John M>James C>Charles E (Shorty)>Me or you can come from the second Job>Byron>Bernice>Charles>Me. I got a double dose.

Do you have pictures of John H and Elizabeth Rice? If not, I do, and will send them by e-mail if you share your address.

I would love to see those photgraphs! You can email me at foxdevel@gmail.com . We're working on planning our trip which we are hoping is going to be in September, I will keep your phone number in my cell phone and will certainly give a call if we come up. Thanks again!

Tom