Thomas Bolkum

#1012, b. between 1724 and 1766
Last Edited22 Apr 2003
Name VariationBalkcom; for sort 
Birth*between 1724 and 1766 
Cen-Head*1786NC Surry Co Census State 1784-7; Jo. Winston District, Surry County, North Carolina, USA; 1 white male 21-60, 1 white female all ages1 

Citations

  1. [S122] Alvaretta Kenan Register, State Census of NC 1784-87 (Second Edition Revised, Surry County, page 1; Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1973), Maryland Historical Society.

Eulah Bond1

#2591, b. 1878
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited5 Jun 2016
Birth*1878age 32 on her marriage in 19102,1 
Married Name1910Balkcom3,1 
Name VariationBalkcum 
Marriage*9 November 1910John Albert Balkcum; Pender County, North Carolina, USA; from researcher Henderson:
"+ John A. Balkcum married (1) A. Emmeline Lawrence and (2) Eula J. Bond, and had a son by Forthly Lawrence (according to a descendant). His known children:
[By Emmeline]
William Allen Balkcum 1873-1929
LILLIE BALKCUM b ca 1874 [Lillie Balkcum, 11/3/1872-12/10/1929, daughter of James (sic) Balkcum & Emeline Lawrence, wife of Livie L. Balkcum]
ERASTUS BALKCUM 1876-1950 [Erastus Balkcum, 1/23/1876-10/10/1950, son of John A. Balkcum & Emeline Lawrence]
THEODOSIA BERTHA BALKCUM 1877-1942 [Bertha Balkcum Robinson, d. 10/1/1942, age 60, daughter of J.A. Balkcum & Emaline Lawrence, wife of Abner M. Robinson,]
[By Forthly]
King Solomon Balkcum (1881-1962)
[By Eula]
John Elmo Balkcum (1912- )
Elvin Odell Bakcum (1917- )"3,1,2 
Progeny*1912John Albert Balkcum; John Elmo Balkcum (1912 - )
Elvin Odell Balkcum (1917- )4 

Citations

  1. [S342] Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT , North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, John Albert Balkcum, Sampson County. Hereinafter cited as North Carolina State Board of Health Death Certificates.
  2. [S432] North Carolina Marriage Records 1741-2011, Eula Bond, age 32, to John A. Balkcum online at ancestry.com, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  3. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communications, e-mail address, reference date 2009.
  4. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, e-mail address.

Sarah Boring1

#2122, b. before 1772
Last Edited20 Dec 2004
Birth*before 17721 
Marriage22 December 1788Robert Baldwin; Greene County, Georgia, USA2,1 
Married Name22 December 1788Baldwin2,1 

Citations

  1. [S180] Frances T. Ingmire, compiler, Georgia Marriage Records (St. Louis, Mo. (10166 Clairmont Dr., St. Louis 63136): n.pub., c1985), Greene County 1788-1875. Hereinafter cited as Georgia Marriage Records.
  2. [S127] Virginia and Ralph Wood, compiler, Georgia Land Lottery 1805 (n.p.: Greenwood Press, 1964), Table "Family Heads 1805 Georgia". Hereinafter cited as Georgia Land Lottery 1805.

Nancy Boswell1,2

#1007, b. circa 1820, d. circa 1870
Last Edited12 May 2012

Family

James Whitfield Balkum b. c 1828, d. 14 May 1888
Marriage*25 March 1847James Whitfield Balkum; Henry County, Alabama, USA; Nancy (Boswell) Thompson was the widow of a wealthy landowner, Albert Thompson, who had lived in north Henry County and Barbour County. She was between seven and twelve years older than James W. depending on which birthdate is accurate for him.1,2,4,3 
Children 1.Georgia Ann Balkcom b. 14 May 1854, d. 5 Nov 1930
 2.Martha E. "Mattie" Balkcom b. 14 Jun 1859, d. 26 Feb 1908
 3.James A. Balkcom7 b. 29 Nov 1864, d. 9 May 1899
Birth*circa 1820South Carolina, USA1,2 
Married Namebefore 1847Thompson3 
Married Name25 March 1847Balkum1,2,4,3 
Married Name25 March 1847Balkcom1,2 
Marriage*25 March 1847James Whitfield Balkum; Henry County, Alabama, USA; Nancy (Boswell) Thompson was the widow of a wealthy landowner, Albert Thompson, who had lived in north Henry County and Barbour County. She was between seven and twelve years older than James W. depending on which birthdate is accurate for him.1,2,4,3 
Census*18 October 1850(Head of Household) James Whitfield Balkum; Southern District, Henry County, Alabama, USA; "J.W. Balkom", a 23 year old male farmer, born in Alabama. He is living with his wife, Nancy and his brother, Lemon. His land is valued at $800. Rosier Branan and family are in nearby household, suggesting possible kinship with James E. Balkcom. In household:
"Nancy", age 30, born South Carolina;
"Lemon Balkom", male age 17, farmer, born Alabama.5 
Resident: Lemon Balkum
Census19 August 1860(Head of Household) James Whitfield Balkum; Lawrenceville Beat #11 hh906, Henry County, Alabama, USA; James Whitfield, male age 28, farmer, $7250 real estate, $28,900 personal, born Alabama;
wife Nancy, age 40, born in SC;
children Georgia Ann, female age 6, born Alabama, and Martha E., female age 2, born Alabama;
brother Alexander, male age 21, overseer, $960 personal;
C. C. Pitts, male age 12, born Georgia, assets $400.6 
Resident: Georgia Ann Balkcom
Resident: Martha E. "Mattie" Balkcom
Resident: Alexander Balkcom
Death*circa 1870Lawrenceville, Henry County, Alabama, USA2,3 
Witness: James Whitfield Balkum

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Henry County, Alabama, p. 426B
    Online at ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/henry/census/1850/, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S121] Researcher R. Slay, Compiled Descendants of Alexander Balcom, reference date Nov 2000.
  3. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, page 155; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).
  4. [S153] Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868, Courthouse Henry County Alabama, Henry County, Alabama, USA. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868.
  5. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Henry County, Alabama, p. 428B, image 105 at ancestry.com, Ancestry.com.
  6. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Henry County, Alabama, p. 133
    Online at Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  7. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Henry County AL pg 413 image pg 279, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Aaron Bowen1

#2492, b. say 1764
Last Edited6 Oct 2015
Birth*say 1764Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; identified in 1786 as white male under 21 or over 60.2 
Cen-Head*April 1786Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Aaron Bowen", head, as one of two males under 21 or over 60, and 1 female. Assume for now that this is a young family and Aaron is under 21.2 

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S122] Alvaretta Kenan Register, State Census of NC 1784-87 (Second Edition Revised, Capt. Kenan's District, Duplin County; Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1973), Maryland Historical Society.

Amelia Bowen1

#2531, b. 4 March 1763
Last Edited23 Oct 2015
Father*Clifton Bowen Jr.1 b. 1735, d. 1793
Mother*Martha Harris1 b. s 1740
Birth*4 March 1763Duplin County, North Carolina, USA1 
Marriage*say 1790married David Luke Prigden1 

Citations

  1. [S420] Shirley Bowen Elder, compiler, My Bowen, Barton, Harris, Scott, Hendon, Cranford Family Connections (Raleigh, North Carolina: Self Published, Second Edition, 1995). Hereinafter cited as My Bowen, Barton, Harris, Scott, Hendon, Cranford Family Connections.

Andrew Bowen1

#2543, b. circa 1834
Last Edited31 Oct 2015
Mother*Eliza Cameron1 b. c 1812
Birth*circa 1834Tattnall County, Georgia, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Division 79, Tattnall County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Benjamin Bowen1

#2545, b. circa 1840
Last Edited31 Oct 2015
Mother*Eliza Cameron1 b. c 1812
Birth*circa 1840Tattnall County, Georgia, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Division 79, Tattnall County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Clifton Bowen Jr.1

#2529, b. 1735, d. 1793
Last Edited24 Jul 2016

Family

Martha Harris b. s 1740
Children 1.Elijah E. Bowen+2 b. c 1758, d. 31 Dec 1837
 2.Amelia Bowen1 b. 4 Mar 1763
 3.Levi Bowen1 b. 1765
 4.Mark Bowen1 b. bt 1766 - 1784
 5.Stephen Bowen1 b. 1767, d. 10 Nov 1838
 6.John Bowen1 b. 1770
 7.Mary Bowen1 b. 1773, d. 1840
Birth*1735Duplin County, North Carolina, USA1 
Marriage*say 1755Martha Harris; date estimated from children birth dates1 
Migration*between 1783 and 1784Martha Harris; Effingham County, Georgia, USA; sold his land in North Carolina and purchased land in Effingham County.1 
Death*1793Effingham County, Georgia, USA; death 3 August, 1789 in Bulloch County Georgia, per researcher Kenneth Bowen. However, the Bowen book states that Martha, his widow, applied in Screven County, Georgia for administration of his estate on August 16, 1794, lending more credence to a 1793 death date.1 

Citations

  1. [S420] Shirley Bowen Elder, compiler, My Bowen, Barton, Harris, Scott, Hendon, Cranford Family Connections (Raleigh, North Carolina: Self Published, Second Edition, 1995). Hereinafter cited as My Bowen, Barton, Harris, Scott, Hendon, Cranford Family Connections.
  2. [S421] U.S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, Elijah Bowen, online at ancestry.com.

Daniel Bowen1

#2491, b. between 1811 and 1820
Last Edited25 Feb 2015
Death*Y1 
Birth*between 1811 and 18201 
Census*1840Thomasville, Thomas, Georgia, USA; Unknown GEDCOM info: proven 'Daniel Bowen' head, male 20-29 engaged in farming, female 20-29. Census image page 5. Neighbors Hillary Murphy (pg 7) and many Aldermans.2,1 

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S415] Unknown author, 1840 U.S. Census, Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (: accessed ). (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Daniel Bowen1

#2494, b. circa 1813
Last Edited6 Oct 2015
Birth*circa 18131 
Census*1850Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Daniel Bowen", head age 37, cooper, one slave;
"Susan" age 30;
"Ann" age 9;
"Daniel" age 4;
"Washington", white male age 21;
"William", age 20, laborer.1 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Southern District, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Daniel Bowen1

#2495, b. between 1726 and 1765
Last Edited6 Oct 2015
Birth*between 1726 and 1765identified in 1786 census as between 21 and 601 
Cen-Head*April 1786Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Daniel Bowen" head age between 21-60, with 5 males ages under 21 or over 60, and 4 females. Others in this district included John Goff, John Bryan, Timothy Murphy, Jacob Wells, David Alderman, and a couple of Merritts. All except the Merritts were associated with the Balkcoms of southeast Duplin County so this district was likely the southeast corner.1 

Citations

  1. [S122] Alvaretta Kenan Register, State Census of NC 1784-87 (Second Edition Revised, Capt. Stallin's District, Duplin County; Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1973), Maryland Historical Society.

Dann Bowen1

#2478, b. before 1774, d. say 1850
Last Edited10 Mar 2015
Birth*before 17741 
Census*1790Duplin, North Carolina, USA; Unknown GEDCOM info: proven 'Dann Bowan' 2-2-4, 2 males 16+, 2 u16, 4 females. Image page 7. William Murphy adjacent.2,1 
Death*say 18501 

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S405] Unknown author, 1790 U. S Census, Duplin County, North Carolina, , , ; , . (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Dindel Bowen1

#2483, b. between 1784 and 1794, d. say 1870
Last Edited23 Oct 2015
Birth*between 1784 and 17941 
Census*1810Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; 'Dindel Bowen', head, male age 16-26, females 1 u10, 1 16-26. Census image page 48. Neighbor Elijah Bowen.2 
Death*say 18701 

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S407] Unknown author, 1810 U.S. Census, Duplin County, North Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (: accessed ). (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Edward Bowen1

#2480, b. between 1766 and 1770, d. circa 1836
Last Edited23 Jul 2016
Birth*between 1766 and 17702,3 
Cen-Head*1800Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward Bowen", head, 1 male u10, 2 26-44, 2 females u 10, 1 26-44. Census image page 11. Nearby were Sarah Bowen and William Bowen. John Balkcom and Timothy Murphy were on page 24.4 
Tax List*1806Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; Bowens appearing on the tax list:

Edward Bowen 165 acres, 1 poll
Elijah Bowen 256 acres, no polls
Joshua Bowen 0 acres, 1 poll
Mark Bowen 125 acres, 1 poll
Sarah Bowen 100 acres, no polls

and Hester Balcomb 450 acres, no polls5 
Cen-Head1810Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edwd Bowen", head, males 1 u10, 1 16-26, 1 26-44 (Edward), females 1 16-26. Census image page 28. Neighbor Hester Balkcom is on page 27.3 
Neighbor: Hester Balkcum
(Neighbor) Census1820Hester (?), US 1820 Census; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; female of Hester's approximate age was counted in the household of William Balkcom, who may have been Hester's son from before her marriage to John Balkcom (deceased), or he may be Wiley Balkcom, John's son.6 
Census7 August 1820Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward Bowen", head, males 2 u10, 1 10-15, 1 45+ (Edward), females 2 u10, 1 16-25, 1 26-44, 2 engaged in agriculture. Census image page 23. Neighbors Daniel Murphy (pg 23), William Balkcom (pg 22), Lewis Bowen (pg 22).7 
Neighbor: Lewis Bowen
Neighbor: William Balkcom
Census1830Telfair County, Georgia, USA; "Edward Bowen", head:

Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1:
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 88 
Death*circa 1836Telfair County, Georgia, USA; Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery
Rhine
Dodge County, Georgia.

Tombstone Inscription:
"In Memory of Edward Bowen and his Wife
Parents of Enoch Bowen
He died in 1836"
Based on the inscription, this tombstone may have been erected some time after Edward's death, with the possibility that Edward is not buried at this location.9 

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Telfair County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S172] Census, U.S. of 1810, Duplin County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, Duplin County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S263] List of Taxables for Duplin County North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  6. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Duplin County, NC, Maryland Historical Society.
  7. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Duplin County, North Carolina.
  8. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Duplin County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com.
  9. [S391] Find A Grave Website, http://www.findagrave.com, Edward Bowen. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave Website.

Elijah E. Bowen1

#2536, b. circa 1758, d. 31 December 1837
Last Edited19 Jan 2016
Father*Clifton Bowen Jr.1 b. 1735, d. 1793
Mother*Martha Harris1 b. s 1740
Birth*circa 1758Duplin County, North Carolina, USA1 
Military*from 1782 to 1783Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; Revolutionary War2 
Military1832Tattnall County, Georgia, USA; "Elijah Bowen" applied to Superior Court for pension based on service in the Revolutionary War. Declared his age as 74, born in 1758 in Duplin County North Carolina; entered service to the U. S. in 1782 at Duplin County under the draft; served under Capt Robert Merritt and Col Kenan; volunteered again after that service was finished; moved to Effingham County, now Bulloch County, immediately after the war; has been a resident of Tattnall County for the last 30 years where he now lives. In an amendment to the declaration in August 1833, he modified his service information and gave his birth as 11 March 1759. The claim and amended claim were approved 5 Oct 1833.2 
Death*31 December 1837Tattnall County, Georgia, USA3 
Marriage*married Elizabeth Davis according to the source. However, Sabra Bowen in 1858 declared in a pension claim that she was still the widow of Elijah Bowen.4 

Citations

  1. [S421] U.S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, Elijah Bowen, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S421] U.S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, Elijah Bowen Pension Application 1832, ancestry.com.
  3. [S421] U.S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, Application in 1858 by Sabra Bowen for widow's pension based on service of Elijah Bowen, ancestry.com.
  4. [S420] Shirley Bowen Elder, compiler, My Bowen, Barton, Harris, Scott, Hendon, Cranford Family Connections (Raleigh, North Carolina: Self Published, Second Edition, 1995). Hereinafter cited as My Bowen, Barton, Harris, Scott, Hendon, Cranford Family Connections.

Elisha Bowen1

#2476, b. before 1774, d. say 1850
Last Edited12 Mar 2015
Birth*before 17741 
Census*1790Duplin, North Carolina, USA; Unknown GEDCOM info: proven 'Elisha Bowen', 1 male over 16, 1 under 16, 4 females. Census image page 6, near Luke Bowen on same page.2,1 
Death*say 18501 

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S405] Unknown author, 1790 U. S Census, Duplin County, North Carolina, , , ; , . (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Eliza Bowen1

#2546, b. circa 1842
Last Edited31 Oct 2015
Mother*Eliza Cameron1 b. c 1812
Birth*circa 1842Tattnall County, Georgia, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Division 79, Tattnall County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Frederick Bowen1

#2482, b. between 1766 and 1784, d. say 1860
Last Edited31 Oct 2015
Birth*between 1766 and 17842 
My ResearchNote*1799Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Fredrick Bowin" appears in the will of Silvister Cavenaugh: "Indentured Servent Fredrick Bowin 2 breeding sows, a ewe and lamb" Index to Duplin Co Wills - Murphy 
Cen-Head*1810Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Frederick Bowen", male age 26-44, females 2 u10,1 10-16, 1 26-44. Census image page 29. Neighbor Hester Balkcom on page 27.3 
Death*say 1860 

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S172] Census, U.S. of 1810, Duplin County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S407] Unknown author, 1810 U.S. Census, Duplin County, North Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (: accessed ). (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Hardy Bowen1

#2490, b. between 1781 and 1790
Last Edited24 Oct 2015
Birth*between 1781 and 17901 
Cen-Head*1830Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; 'Hardy Bowen' , head, males 1 5-9, 1 10-14, 1 40-49, females 1 u5, 1 5-9, 1 40-49. Census image page 79. Neighbor Joshua Bowen.2 
Neighbor: Joshua Bowen

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S412] Unknown author, 1830 U.S. Census, Duplin County, North Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (: accessed ). (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).