Re: William E. Bowling, GA & AL 1800's
My stepfather James Bowling Dodson of Grayson County, Texas was a descendant of George Frederick Bowling, son of Frederick Smith Bowling. After Frederick was killed in 1864 his widow remarried and moved to Grayson County, Texas, Other children of Smith Bowling had moved to Cherokee County, Texas prior to the Civil War.
It eems to me that I remember that Judith Clark was a descendant of the Rucker family in Georgia.
I had traced Smith Bowling back to about 1807 in Georgia but not to his birthplace.