First, do you have any firm documentation that Isaac's second wife was a Bowers?I have seen this reference in several places online but all of those references seem to trace back to a fairly shakey source when sources are cited at all (one of the problems with online research, misinformation gets spread as quickly as the real deal ;-)
I have yet to find a single citation to a source document for the Bowers claim.I've done a fair amount of research on this and have come to the conclusion that it is far more likely that his second wife was Mary Elizabeth Lindsey.For one thing there are no Bowers households anywhere in the region during this time period so Mary would almost have to have fallen from the sky if she was a Bowers ;-)For another thing a nearby Lindsey household "loses" a woman of the appropriate age on the census about the time of Isaac's second marriage.Anyway, if you have proof of the Bowers connection I'd be tickled to be proven wrong, if only so that this connection could be tightly nailed down.
In any case, I am descended from his son Isaac Anderson Atchley.Isaac A. married Catherine Duggan.They were married by another of Isaac's sons, Robert Atchley, a Baptist minister.
Isaac A. served in Company M of the 2nd TN Vol Cavalry (Union) during the Civil War.Several other Atchleys, Lindseys, Duggans, etc. and so on served in this same unit.
Isaac A. was injured in a fall during a cavalry charge, captured and spent 2-1/2 years as a POW, and discharged in 1865.I just recently received his pension file from the national archives -- about 150 pages of affidavits, forms, letters, and memos that demonstrate above all that the American civil service bureacracy was firmly established by late in the 19th century!
About 1877 Isaac A. moved his family to Willard, near Springfield, in Greene County, Missouri.It appears that several families of Atchleys, Lindseys, Longs, and Maples moved there together or at least within months of each other.Many of them, including Isaac A., Catherine, and most of their children are buried at Rose Hill Cemetery about five miles north of Willard, Missouri.I visited there last July and most of the markers are still quite legible.
Isaac A. and Catherine and the rest of the clan were probably founding members of the Rose Hill Baptist Church, which is still an active country church.Isaac A's son Isaac "Thomas" Atchley is credited with being head carpenter on the first church building (which was replaced many years ago) and with carving a pulpit that was still in use as of 1976.Unfortunately I didn't find this out until after my visit to the church or I would have tried to find out if it is still in use and taken pictures of it.
Isaac A died in 1911 at the age of 75.His wife died in 1925.