George Washington Bowen's father was Wiley (Wylie) N. Bowen b abt. 1812 SC.His mother was Elizabeth Wilson (last name not verified) b. abt 1820 TN or AL.
In 1850 and 1860 Wiley Bowen and family are in Smith co TX...Canton Beat, which is now the town of Omen. In 1870 and 1880 Wiley is in Hopkins co TX. In 1880 George W. is also in Hopkins co TX.In 1910 George W. is in Wheeler co TX.
George W. Bowen was 2 years old in the 1850 census of Smith co. and was born in TX, most likely Smith co. He was the first of the children to be born in TX, the others having been born in MS.
Geroge W. Bowen m. Emily and they had 10 children all born in TX.Silas Joseph was the ninth...born abt 1889.
I can send the names of all the children of Wiley and/or George as found on the census if you want them.