Pike Co, KY License was issued Sept 18, 1846, by John D. Mims, Clerk, for marriage of Henry Bowling and Susannah Adkins with necessary certificate from Sarah Bowling and oral consent from Susannah. Bond by Henry Bowling and Jackson Fry. Letter dated Sep 18,1846, authorized by issuing of license, signed by Sary (sic) Bowling(by mark) and attested by Jackson Fry and A.J.Bowling.
AJ Bowling is Andrew Jackson Bowling and brother of Henry. Jackson was md to Mary Blankenship and lived in Morgan Co, KY. No record of him after Civil War.
Henry Bowling and Susannah Adkins were married Sept 20, 1846, by William Ramey,Justice of the Peace. One source reports that Jack Webb was a witness to the marriage.
Pike County KY census 1850:
Henry Boling, age 24, farmer, born in NC.
Susannah Boling, age 32, (see online census) born in VA.
Lewis Boling, age 3, born in KY.
George W. Adkins, age 15, born in KY.
Minerva J., age 11, born in KY.
Rebecca V., age 9, born in KY.
The age and Adkins named children leads one to think Susannah was possibly previously married to an Adkins. I believe a previous marriage explains why Susannah could consent for herself. Please correct me if I am wrong. Of course these children could be siblings she brought with her...making Susannah's mother birthing Rebecca in her early 40's.
If Susannah was previously married, to whom? What became of the Adkins children? Did they maintain a relationship with Henry and family?
Susannah and Lewis died and Henry is remarried by the 1860 census. I believe Lewis died in a logging mishap not long after his mother Susannah passed. Does anyone have access to obituaries?