Can anyone make a connection?
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.
Pike Co KY census 1860:
Henry remarried after Susannah and Lewis died. I believe Lewis died in a logging mishap not long after his mother Susannah passed.
Henry Bowling, age 33,b NC.
Rebecca, age 23, b KY. (a Ratliff)
Mary, age 9, b KY.
Martin, age 5, b KY.
James, age 4, b KY.
Daniel, age 1, b KY.
Sarah, age 63, b NC.(This was Henry's mother.)
Pike Co KY census 1870:
Henry Bowling, age 44, farmer, b NC.
Rebecca, age 34, b KY.
Martin, age 15, farm laborer, b KY,
James, age 13, farm laborer, b KY.
Daniel, age 11, b KY.
Tempa, age 8, b OH.
Lucy, age 5, b KY. (Lency?)
Morgan, age 3, b KY. (said to be named after John Hunt Morgan)
Orpha, age 4 months, b KY.
1880 Census Pike Co KY:
Henry Boling, 54, farmer,born in NC, father born in NC, mother, NC
Rebecca, 43, KY, KY, KY
Daniel, 21, KY, NC, KY
Lency, 14, KY, NC, KY (Lucy?)
Morgan, 12, KY, NC, KY
Orpha, 10, KY, NC, KY
Eugene, 9, KY, NC, KY
Reece, 8, KY, NC, KY
Montreville, 6, KY, NC, KY
Sophia, 4, KY, NC, KY (Sophie/Sopha)
Henry, 2, KY, NC, KY
Tempa, 1, OH, NC, KY (Tempie, Tempy)
1900 Pike County KY census:
Henry Bolling, husband, born Feb 1826, age 74, married 49 years.He, his father, and his mother were all born in NC.
Rebecky (sic), wife, born Dec 1835, age 64, married 49 years.She and her father were born in KY, but her mother was born in VA.
Henry, son, born Jan 1880, age 20;
Sopha Bartley, daughter, born Sep 1876, age 23; (she moved home during divorce and remarried a relative of her husband)
Acy Bartley, grandson, born Sep 1896, age 3;(Asa)
Amy, granddaughter born Jun 1898, age 1; (Ava, Avy, Avie- I know she was really named Ava and nicknamed Avy because she is my grandmother)
unnamed granddaughter Bartley, born Jun 1900, 4 months old
Boon Bartley (sic), grandson, born Mar 1882.(This Boon is grandson Boone Bowling, son of Daniel Franklin Bowling.)