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John Bowles (b. Abt. 1730)John Bowles was born Abt. 1730.He married Martha.
Notes for John Bowles:
Family tradition is that the Bowles family was of Irish descent
(l am not able to make a connection with the following information to John Bowles, married to Martha\, the father of Mary Bowles,) because of the move to Texas, however I believe there is a connection to a Cherokee Bowles)
This information was copied from "Cherokee Chiefs and Families - The Beloved Famlies and Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation"
THE FAMILY OF CHIEF BOWLES OR BOWL
BOWL The son of a Scottish trader and Cherokee woman. Born ca 1756 Also called Bold Hunter, Chief Bowles, Colonel Bowles, Diwalli, Duwali, and Tewulle. His father was said to have been killed by North Carolina settlers about 1768. Bowl was the leader of Little Hiwassee town, and later moved to Running Water Town with Dragging Canoe. In 1792, Bowl became the leader of Running Water Town In about 1812, Bowl and others accepted land west of the Mississippi River In 1819, this group moved to the Angelina, Neches,Sabine, and Trinity Rivers Bowl was the principal leader of the Cherokees of Texas. On 16 July 1839, Bowl was killed in battle against Texas settlers His tombstone is located on the battlefield of Neches Plain, near Tyler, Texas "On this site the Cherokee, Chief Bowles was killed on July 16 1839 while leading 800 Indians of various nations in battle against 500 Texans. The last engagement between Cherokees and Whites in Texas. The warriors led by Bowl were of the, Cherokee, Alabama, Biloxi, Choctaw, Cooshatta, Delaware, Iwanie, Kickapoo, Quapaw, Shawano, and Unataqua tribes. Bowl had three wives during his lifetime: Jennie Bowles, Oolootsa, and Otiyu. He was a Cherokee man.
BOWLES, Jennie The first wife of Bowl.
BOWLES, Oolootsa The second wife of Bowl, and a member of the Holly Clan.
BOWLES, Otiyu The third wife of Bowl. She lived beyond her husbands' death in 1839.
BOWLES, John The first son of Bowl. He became principal leader of the Cherokee peoples of Texas after his fathers' death in 1839 John Bowles was killed in battle near the mouth of the San Saba River (San Saba County). At this battle, his mother three children, and two sisters were captured. He was a Cherokee man.
BOWLES, Standing The probable son of Bowl. He became principal leader of the Cherokee peoples of Texas after John Bowles' death. He was a Cherokee man.
BOWLES, French The child of Bowl and Jennie (91)
BOWLES, Nellie The daughter of Bowl and Jennie
BOWLES, Lightening The child of Bowl and Oolootsa.
BOWLES, Tunooeski The child of Bowl and Oolootsa.
BOWLES, Duquililu The child of Bowl and Oolootsa. He was also called Wagon Bowles. Duquililu may be the same as the, Cherokee word for "wagon," Dagwalela
BOWLES, Quatini The child of Bowl.
BOWLES, Tsagina The child of Bowl and Oolootsa.
BOWLES, Rebecca The daughter of Bowl and Otiyu (?). Born 1816, and died 10 October 1846. She was the wife of Teesee Guess.
BOWLES, Samuel The, son of Bowl and Otiyu (?)
BOWLES, Eliza The daughter of Bowl and Otiyu (?)
BOWLES, Nannie The daughter of Bowl and Otiyu (?)
Children of John Bowles and Martha are:
- +Mary Bowles (Boyles), b. Abt. 1755, Orange Co., N.C..