Lineage of Jesse Bowling and (1) Polly Green; (2) Mary Elizabeth Pennington


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6. Jesse Bowling was born on 5 Jan 1790 in Greenbriar, Chesterfield Co, VA and died on 16 Sep 1880 in Clay Co, KY at age 90. Another name for Jesse was Jesse Jr.

General Notes: Clay Co, KY; Pg 126; 2-0-0-0-1-0 ; 2-0-0-1-0-0
Perry Co, KY; pg 351; 0-0-0-2-0-0-1 ; 0-2-1-0-0-0-1
Perry Co, KY, Justice Boling, age 60, b. NC
there is an individual living in this hh named Thomas Ariy? (not su re of l ast name) age 15, b . ky
Perry Co, KY; 571-570; Justus Boling, age 70, b. NC
Perry Co, KY, Bolius prct; hh 29-29; Justice Bowling, age 80, b.? unread ab le
Perry Co, KY; dist 81; hh 206-208; Justus, age 90, b. KY, both p ar b. N C, widower

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1820.

Census: 1830.

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Note: 1850.

Jesse married Hannah Reed in 1807 in Clay Co, KY. Hannah was born on 15 Jun 1788 in Clay Co, KY and died on 15 Mar 1872 in Clay Co, KY at age 83.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Children from this marriage were:

   13 F    i. Hannah? Bowling was born about 1810 in NC.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1870.

+ 14 M    ii. William Bowling was born between 1810 and 1815.

+ 15 M    iii. Robert Bowling was born on 16 Dec 1814 in Clay Co, KY.

   16 F    iv. Elizabeth Bowling was born on 4 Sep 1819 in Clay Co, KY and died on 17 Apr 1873 in Smith Co, KS1 at age 53.

Elizabeth married Wiley Horton Amis. Wiley was born on 7 Sep 1812.

+ 17 M    v. Justice Bowling was born about 1821.

   18 F    vi. Nancy Bowling was born about 1827.

Nancy married Granville Begley. Granville was born in 1826.

+ 19 F    vii. Mary 'Polly' Bowling was born in 1828 in Clay Co, KY, died on 18 Apr 1853 in Perry Co, Ky at age 25, and was buried in Middlefork River Cem., Perry Co, KY.

   20 M    viii. Thomas Bowling was born in 1835.

7. Elijah 'Lige' Bowling was born on 22 Jan 1801 in Lee Co, VA, died on 20 Oct 1883 at age 82, and was buried in Bowling Cemetery, Greenmount, Laurel County, KY.

General Notes: As per Harley Bowling's 'Bowlings of Eastern Kentucky' .. Elijah Bowling w as born on the Three Forks of the Powell River in Lee County, VA; and ca me to Kentucky with his father, Rev Jesse Bowling around 1809. Elijah is b uried in the Bowling Cemetery, Greenmount, Laurel Co, KY, near the Laur el / Jackson County line off Hwy 30. Elijah was married three times. ! st on 3/18.1819 Susannah Roberts. Susannah's parents Jesse and Nancy Ander son Roberts, were also from Lee Co, VA. They settled in the Red Bird Riv er territory of Clay Co around 1810. Elijah and Susannah had eight childr en before her death.

Elijah married 2nd on 11 13, 1843 Mary Ann Cobb when he was 42 years of ag e. Mary Ann Cobb Bowling and Elijah had five children before she died on t he Middle Fork of the Kentucky River at the age of 40 on 8 5 1858.

Elijah's 3rd wife Nancy Ann Bryant b 3 15 1824 was the widow of James Cent ers of Morgan County, Kentucky. Elijah was 58 and Nancy Ann age 36 when th ey were married at Elijah's home on the Middle Fork on 9 20 1859.Nancy A nn died 5 21 1904. There were no children from this marriage.

The history of Perry County shows that Elijah was an early Justice fo t he Peace and served a two year term as Sheriff 1844 - 1846.

Elijah, like his brothers was involved in buying / selling land.
200 acres - 5 19 1836 North Fork, Kentucky River Perry County
300 acres - 6 5 1840 Bowling's Branch Perry County
400 acres - 9 31 1846 Middle Fork, Kentucky River Perry County

The 1849 tax list of Breathitt County shows
650 acres Crockettsville
50 acres Turkey Creek

Elijah and his family were residents of Breathitt County after its formati on with the exception of his son, Elijah Bowling, Jr. He and the rest of h is family moved to Jackson County after the Civil War ended. His grandso n, Jason Walker Bowling states in the Dickey Diary that his grandfather, E lijah was baptised by Rev Daniel Duff. Jason further states that Elijah le ft Kentucky during the Civil War and staayed with his Uncle, David Penning ton in Lee County, Virginia.

Elijah and his family found a new home in Jackson County near his relativ es in the Moore and Terrill's Creek area off Hwy 20 near the Jackson / Lau rel County line. He and his wife, Nancy became members of the United Bapti st Church of Mt Pleasant in Laurel County in 1867. A large number of the ir family also became members of the same church.

Elijah married Susannah Roberts, daughter of Jesse Roberts and Nancy Anderson, on 18 Mar 1819. Susannah was born in 1799 in Clay Co, KY and died in 1850 in Clay Co, KY at age 51.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 21 F    i. Chaney Bowling was born on 10 Mar 1820 in Breathitt Co, KY.

+ 22 M    ii. Jesse B Bowling was born on 14 Jan 1822 in Perry Co, Ky, died on 14 Sep 1878 in Laurel Co, KY at age 56, and was buried in Bowling Cemetery, Laurel Co, KY.

+ 23 M    iii. Delaney Bowling was born on 7 Nov 1823 in Perry Co, Ky.

+ 24 M    iv. William Robert Bowling was born in 1826 in Breathitt Co, KY and died before 1863.

+ 25 M    v. Elijah Bowling Jr was born on 29 Feb 1828 in Clay Co, KY and died on 17 Feb 1908 in Stamper's Fork, Canoe, Breathitt Co, KY at age 79.

   26 F    vi. Nancy Jane Bowling was born about 1829 in Perry Co, Ky.

Nancy married Larkin Murrell. Larkin was born in 1826.

   27 M    vii. Elisha Bowling was born on 23 Jun 1831 in Lee Co, VA.

Elisha married Elvira Crawford. Elvira was born on 24 Feb 1838.

   28 M    viii. Elihu Bowling was born on 23 Mar 1835 in Perry Co, Ky.

Elihu married Armina Bowman.

Elijah next married Nancy Ann Bryant about 1844. Nancy was born on 15 Mar 1824.

Children from this marriage were:

   29 F    i. Martha Jane Bowling was born about 1845 in Breathitt Co, KY.

   30 F    ii. America Bowling was born on 25 Jun 1847 in Jackson, Breathitt Co, KY.

   31 M    iii. Kenaz F. Bowling was born about 1849 in Breathitt Co, KY.

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