Bowers from Kilkenny, Ireland


I have currently traced my partners family tree back to the early 1800's. I have a John Henry Bowers who married Elizabeth Jane Walpole in 1883, John Henry was born in Clonmore, Co. Kilkenny in 1853 and his father's name was Thomas, I "think" his mother's name may have been Anistatia. Thomas was born in 1817 and his father was Edward and I think his mother's name was "Catherine".

All church records only seem to go back as far as 1817, so I cannot go back any further through that route.

There was a post in 1999 from a John Edward Bowers who I think may be related.


job bowers

I found a list of persons who have applied to the commissioners appointed by his Excellency Sir. Jas. Wright Barronet to receive vouchers; and have obtained liberty to settle on the lands ceded to his majesty. On this list is "Bewer,Jobb-s.c. a wife and dau. 4mos old 100 acres Buttrams Creek, second fork." This is dated Nov. 16, 1773. In doing my genealogy research I have noticed that spelling can vary . Has anyone found a S.C. link to the original Job Bowers? Every thing I have found on him says he was born in Va.


Desperately Searching

I too was born in Southhampton, and my late father Ronald Bowers mentioned that we came from Romney Gypsies. I know he had three brothers and a sister. My mother will not reveal any information to me about their life in England. I am hoping someone with any facts, knowledge or even hunches about my background will please email me at


My Brother

My name is Robert Alan Bowers. My Father was Eugene Glenn Bowers, born 11 Sep 1918. He had children from other marriages, also. One was named Gary, and a sister Maryanne? Spelling is probably wrong, and a another brother possibly David? Also anther son named Glenn Eugene Bowers (Skipper ) who would have been born in 1941 to his first wife.
Looking for family. I have one brother, Edward Gordon Bowers


Bowers Reunion

The decendents of Job Bowers and Elizabeth Ballenger Bowers will be held Sunday, August 12, 2007 at the park house at the city park in Canon, Ga. All friends and relatives are invited. Bring a covered dish and join us. Gathering stats at 11 AM, eat at 1 PM. There will be a group picture made before we eat. Bring old pictures to share. For more info please e-mail


J. T. Bowers, US Navy

Trying to learn about a J.T. Bowers who served in the US Navy (probably as an officer). I have an artifact inscribed J.T.Bowers, USN that was made about 1905. I have found a John T. Bowers, Jr. that apparently served from 1928 until at least the end of WWII, and commanded a couple of ships (USS Sands and USS Schroeder) in the war. It is possible that he acquired the artifact used and had it inscribed in or after 1928, but I have been told that he came from a Navy family, and I'm wondering if his father, who obviously would have been John T. Bowers, Sr., might have been in the Navy?


If you are related to Charles Raymond Bowers please read this

My father was Charles Raymond Bowers, and I really don't know much about him, he is from the Quad City Area. I think he graduated from Unite Township High School with my mother at the time Edna Salome Bonds. I know of three sons, Brad, Charlie and Leroy, and as far as I know I'm the only girl. Please if you are part of my family let me know. I check this weekly. Thank you.


A Bowers from Southampton England


This site is great... so interesting, didn't know there were so many 'Bowers' in the world.
My family are from Southampton, England and I am a decendant from the Romany family from Botany Bay. I am very family orientated and very proud of my heritage and roots.
My Great Grandparents were Noah [Chalky] and Lavinia Bowers [The King and Queen of the Gypsies].
I hope you all find your family roots soon.


A Bowers in Southampton

Hi I live in Southampton, England.

I have Romany roots [on my father side] and are very proud of them. My great Grandfather was Noah [Chalkie] Bowers
and my Grandmother was Lavinia [King and Queen of the Gypsies]

I am just starting a family tree, with the help of my son. Just wish I had done it while my parents were alive. It would have been much easier and much more fun.


Matilda Bowers Brown

In the newly published book, obituarties abstracted from the Hartwell Sun 1903-1922, I find where James C Brown died Oct 31, 1913, leaving his wife, Matilda Bowers Brown and 12 living children. Can someone help me find to which branch of the family she belongs?


Job Bowers

In the newly published book, obituaries abstracted from the Hartwell Sun 1903-1922, I find a listing for Job Bowers, died Feb. 3, 1905. Any idea which Job this is?


family info

I am a Bowers from Indiana. My family has always been in the fort wayne area.
My Father's name is Larry F Bowers, his Father was Frank M Bowers. I have always wanted to find out more about the origins of my family, if anyone has info. please let me know.
Stacey Bowers


American Union

Several of my ancestors were involved with the American Union Newspaper published in Canon, GA in the 1800s and early 1900s. I have two drawers of type (one lower case and one caps) that were used to print this newspaper. As neither of my kids want these, I am looking for a new home for them. If anyone is interested you can contact me via email at I also have a fairly good list of Bowers from Job Bowers down through most of Ezra Bowers decendents if anyone is interested.



Family Tree

I am trying to start a family tree, the only problem is I only know my fathers name. Charles Raymond Bowers. My grandmother who has passed remarried before I was born. I never really spoke to that side of the family so I don't know my grandfathers real name. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you,
Jessica Bowers

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Updated list of Bowers sites

Hi All,

Today I posted the updated listing of "Bowers" sites: 1,477 sites! See the full list at All US Sites.



Rick Bowers looking for information on Bancroft Bowers'

I have been able to track our family back through the early 1700's. Contact me and I can forward all information to you. ... Gary

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Hi, Wow great site . I love it...Im Carol (Bowers) Cairns.My family are from upper Michigan. A couple of years ago my aunt gave me this book by the name A HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF HANS BAUER, BOWER, BOWERS AND HIS DESENDANTS. The dates started 1670 to about 1950's. Lot's of History starting from BAUER's immigrants from Switzerland to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Kansas And Iowa. I have a few pictures. It also tells of how the name BAUER was changed thru the years to BOWERS. Anyone interested please contacted me

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More on family History?

My Greatgrandfather lived in Walla Walla, WA from around 1900 Until his death in the 30's. He was supposed to be from PA and he was married to Catherine Watson, a Canadian from Scotland. I would like more Family history if somebody know this branch.


Bunyon Bowers

Looking for info. on Bunyon Bowers.


Looking for Charlie Bowers

Hi I'm Hermann from Switzerland. In the early 70ies I met Charlie Bowers in southern Yugoslavia on a campground. He went to Scotland and on his way back he visited me in Switzerland. At that time his adress was: 114 Captain Cook Crez., Griffith, Canberra A.C.T., Australia and he was a student. Does anybody know him or something about him? Maybe you read this Charlie: I still have your recipe of Charliebread.



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