Armenda Sowell1

F, #23990, b. circa 1869
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Asa Sowell1 b. 16 Aug 1841, d. 8 Apr 1891
MotherAraminta Adaline Sowell1 b. Jan 1846, d. 30 Dec 1902
Last Edited25 Jun 2017
     Armenda Sowell was born circa 1869, daughter of James Asa Sowell and Araminta Adaline Sowell, in Texas.1

     There is burial information about a Rachel Armenda "Minnie" Sowell who was born 1869, died 1951, and was buried in Oatmeal Cemetery, Oatmeal, Burnet County, Texas. No further information is available to verify if this woman was James A. and Araminta Sowell's daughter.2

     On the other hand, there is a death certificate for Jesse Henry Phillips., born 3 Jun 1919 and died 25 Oct 1978. He was the son of a Travis Phillips, Sr. and Arminda Sowell.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
188011 years of age72nd District, Guadalupe County, Texas1

Citations

  1. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNF-ZN2 ), entry for James Sowell, 1880, Precinct 1, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 72, sheet 231A, household 204887, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1308; FHL microfilm 1,255,308, accessed 25 Nov 2016.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Nov 2016, memorial page for Rachel Armenda "Minnie" Sowell (1869-1951) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by John Cristeson, maintained by John Christeson; citing Oatmeal Cemetery, Oatmeal, Burnet County, Texas.
  3. [S5574] "Texas Deaths, 1977-1986," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH3X-DGN, entry for Arminda Sowell in entry for Jesse Henry Phillips, 25 Oct 1978; citing San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, United States, 89209, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin, accessed 27 Nov 2016) with death certificate images.

Asa J. L. Sowell1

M, #23362, b. circa 1844
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherAndrew Jackson Sowell1 b. 27 Jun 1815, d. 4 Jan 1883
MotherLucinda Smith Turner1 b. 7 Mar 1827, d. 8 Jan 1883
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited29 May 2019
     Asa J. L. Sowell was born circa 1844, son of Andrew Jackson Sowell and Lucinda Smith Turner, in Texas.1

     I believe this was the Asa J. L. Sowell who married Martha J. Pickens on 19 May 1878 in Guadalupe County, Texas.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186016 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas1
Farmer1

Citations

  1. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WY6 ), entry for And J Towell (indexer was an idiot, name is Sowell), 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 577, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016.
  2. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-L7MH, entry for Asa J L Sowell and Martha J Pickens, 19 May 1878, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,073, accessed 26 Nov 2016).

Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell1

M, #22621, b. 30 April 1822, d. 21 December 1877
FatherJohn Sowell2 b. 1780, d. 1838
MotherRachel Carpenter2
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Mary Mildred Turner b. 15 Oct 1829, d. 28 Apr 1873
Children
Last Edited26 May 2021
     Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell was born on 30 April 1822, son of John Sowell and Rachel Carpenter, in Tennessee.3

     He "was the youngest of the Sowell children. He had not reached his eighth birthday when he arrived in Texas with his parents. Like his brother Lewis he loved books, learning early to read and write and to speak the Spanish language."3

     In 1839, "at age seventeen, with his big brothers Andrew and John, he joined Matthew Caldwell's 'Gonzales Rangers.3'"

     Asa, 22, married Mary Mildred Turner, 14, daughter of William Suddarth Turner and Elizabeth Pearl Smith, on 29 August 1844. They had five children.3

     In March 1845, "it was said that Asa and Calvin S. Turner were hired by Prince Solms to guide the German settlers to their land on the Comal River, where later was founded the town of New Braunfels. Asa served as district clerk in 1846 and as chief justice from 1870 to 1874 in Guadalupe County."3

     There is a major error on the Find A Grave site which claims William S. Turner's great-grandfather was governor of North Carolina. That is another Turner branch entirely. I don't' know if I'm going to go to the trouble to correct this.3

     Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell died on 21 December 1877 at age 553 and was buried in San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185027 years of age and mis-indexed as Asa J L. Lowell. Also living within his household were Rachel Carpenter Sowell, age 65, the widow of John Newton Sowell; and another Rachel Sowell, age 15Guadalupe County, Texas4
Farmer with real estate valued at $8005
186038 years of age and living immediately adjacent to Andrew J. Sowell. Also living in his household were James Sowell, age 18 (son?), Geo W Turner, age 16, born in Texas and John Smith, age 24, born in AlabamaGuadalupe County, Texas6
Farmer with real estate valued at $480 and personal property worth $6526

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Oct 2015, memorial page for Mary M. Turner Sowell at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Carol, maintained by Carol; citing San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for John Sowell (1780-1838) at memorial page....
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell (1822-1877) at memorial page....
  4. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:S3HY-XXZS ), entry for Asa J. L. Lowell, 1850, Guadalupe county, Guadalupe, Texas, United States, citing household 147, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL Film 024,889, accessed 25 Nov 2016.
  5. [S5499] "1850 U.S. Census," Asa J. L. Sowell, 1850, Guadalupe, Texas, United States, citing image 20 of 30, household 147, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL Film ?, accessed 25 Nov 2016 at ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:S3HY-XXZS ).
  6. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WYR ), entry for A T (I read it as J) L Sowell, 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 578, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016.
  7. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Andrew Jackson Sowell (1848-1921) at memorial page....
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Lucy Sowell Smith (1852-1870) at memorial page....
  9. [S5507] "1860 US Census," A T L Sowell, 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 578, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington,D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016 at ( https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WYR ).
  10. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Leroy Polk Sowell (1854-1909) at memorial page....
  11. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Pleamon Smith Sowell (1856-1914) at memorial page....
  12. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3S7-3J6 : accessed 26 Nov 2016), Isabel Graham Nichols, 23 Nov 1949; citing certificate number 62081, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,223,549.
  13. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell (1822-1877) at memorial page....

Bula Sowell1

F, #24018, b. November 1894
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWalter Lee Sowell1 b. Jun 1873, d. 1917
MotherDaisy Alice Layfield1 b. Jan 1874, d. 1907
Last Edited27 Nov 2016
     Bula Sowell was born in November 1894, daughter of Walter Lee Sowell and Daisy Alice Layfield, in Texas.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19006 years of ageJustice Precinct 7, Guadalupe County, Texas1

Citations

  1. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3GN-LHG ): accessed 27 Nov 2016), Walter Sowell, 1900, Justice Precinct 7, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 71, sheet 10A, family 178, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,641.

Charles Henry Sowell1,2

M, #23354, b. 22 November 1863, d. 10 August 1931
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherAndrew Jackson Sowell1,3 b. 27 Jun 1815, d. 4 Jan 1883
MotherLucinda Smith Turner1,3 b. 7 Mar 1827, d. 8 Jan 1883
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Addie Margret (--?--) b. 9 Mar 1882, d. 6 Apr 1973
Last Edited13 Nov 2020
     Charles Henry Sowell was born on 22 November 1863, son of Andrew Jackson Sowell and Lucinda Smith Turner, in Texas.1,4

     Charles Henry Sowell married Addie Margret (--?--). I cannot find a marriage record for them on FamilySearch or Ancestry as of 13 Nov 2020.4

     Charles Henry Sowell died on 10 August 1931 at age 67 in Orion, Grant County, Arkansas,4 and was buried in Orion Cemetery, Sheridan, Grant County, Arkansas.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1880as Charley and 16 years of ageJustice Precinct 1, Guadalupe County, Texas1
Farming1

Citations

  1. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNF-ZN8 ), entry for A J Sowell household, 1880, Precinct 1, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 72, sheet 231A, household 288, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,255,308, accessed 7 Aug 2016.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 25 Nov 2016, memorial page for Albert Marion Sowell (1866-1946) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by GeekyGraveGirl, maintained by GeekyGraveGirl, originally created by zadalew; citing Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Charles Henry Sowell (1963-1931) at memorial page....
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Charles Henry Sowell (1863-1931) at memorial page....

Emma Sowell1

F, #24024, b. January 1882
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherAndrew Jackson Sowell1 b. c 1848, d. 1921
MotherMary L. Tinsley1 b. Sep 1855
Last Edited27 Nov 2016
     Emma Sowell was born in January 1882, daughter of Andrew Jackson Sowell and Mary L. Tinsley, in Texas.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
190018 years of ageJustice Precinct 2, Kerr County, Texas1

Citations

  1. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3P7-1MH ): accessed 27 Nov 2016), Andrew J. Sowell, 1900, Justice Precinct 2, Kerr, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 42, sheet 8B, family 148, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,651.

Fountain Lee Sowell1,2

M, #23995, b. 26 June 1873, d. 4 April 1930
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherAndrew Jackson Sowell1,2 b. c 1848, d. 1921
MotherMary L. Tinsley1 b. Sep 1855
Last Edited27 Nov 2016
     Fountain Lee Sowell was born on 26 June 1873, son of Andrew Jackson Sowell and Mary L. Tinsley, in Guadalupe County, Texas.1,2,3

     Fountain Lee Sowell died on 4 April 1930 at age 56 in Del Rio, Val Verde County,2 and was buried in Center Point Cemetery, Center Point, Kerr County, Texas. "Funeral services for Lee Sowell of San Antonio, who died in Del Rio last Friday, were held here Sunday afternoon at the Baptist Church, of which the deceased was a life long member. He was the son of the late A.J. Sowell, author of "Frontier Days of Texas" and "Life of Big Foot Wallace". He is survived by a sister, Mrs Frank Rogers of San Antonio, and six nieces, Mrs L.R. Brown, Mrs W.J. Brown, Mrs H.E. Spears, Mrs E.R. Isbell, and Misses Helen Hill and Mildred Hill, all of San Antonio. Lee Sowell was 57 years old and a native of Guadalupe County, Texas. He spent much of his life in this and Bandera counties where he had many friends. Interment was made in the Center Point Cemetery."
[citing Kerrville Mountain Sun, issue of 3 Oct 1930.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18806 years of age72nd District, Guadalupe County, Texas1
190027 years of ageJustice Precinct 2, Kerr County, Texas3
Day Laborer3
191035 years of age and singleJustice Precinct 3, Brewster County, Texas4
No occupation listed; "Own income"4

Citations

  1. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNF-KF7 ), entry for A J Sowell, 1880, Precinct 1, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 72, sheet 229B, family 260, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1308; FHL microfilm 1,255,308, accessed 25 Nov 2016.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Nov 2016, memorial page for Fountain Lee Sowell (1873-1930) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by nancy price, maintained by nancy price; citing Center Point Cemetery, Center Point, Kerr County, Texas.
  3. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3P7-1MH ): accessed 27 Nov 2016), Andrew J. Sowell, 1900, Justice Precinct 2, Kerr, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 42, sheet 8B, family 148, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,651.
  4. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2MY-M7C ), entry for Fountain L Sowell, 1910, Justice Precinct 3, Brewster, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 6, sheet 14A, family 260, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1533; FHL microfilm 1,375,546, accessed 27 Nov 2016.

Isabel Graham Sowell1,2

F, #23361, b. 7 February 1859, d. 23 November 1949
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherAsa Jarmon Lee Sowell3,2 b. 30 Apr 1822, d. 21 Dec 1877
MotherMary Mildred Turner3,2 b. 15 Oct 1829, d. 28 Apr 1873
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Milford Riley Nichols b. 9 Feb 1851, d. 14 Apr 1897
Last Edited28 Nov 2016
     Isabel Graham Sowell was born on 7 February 1859, daughter of Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell and Mary Mildred Turner, in Guadalupe County, Texas.1,2

     Isabel Graham Sowell and Milford Riley Nichols obtained a marriage license on 14 November 1876 in Guadalupe County, Texas.4

     Isabel Graham Sowell, 17, married Milford Riley Nichols, 25, on 14 November 1876 in Guadalupe County, Texas.4

     Isabel Graham Nichols died on 23 November 1949 at age 90 in Post,2 and was buried in Terrace Cemetery, Post, Garza County, Texas.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18601 year of ageGuadalupe County, Texas1

Citations

  1. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WYR ), entry for A T (I read it as J) L Sowell, 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 578, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016.
  2. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3S7-3J6 : accessed 26 Nov 2016), Isabel Graham Nichols, 23 Nov 1949; citing certificate number 62081, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,223,549.
  3. [S5507] "1860 US Census," A T L Sowell, 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 578, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington,D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016 at ( https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WYR ).
  4. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-L6MP, entry for M R Nichols and Isabel Sowell, 14 Nov 1876, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,073, accessed 25 Nov 2016).
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Nov 2016, memorial page for Isabel G. Nichols (1859-1949) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by David Sifford, maintained by Deb, originally created by rtparks; citing Terrace Cemetery, Post, Garza County, Texas.

James Andrew Sowell1

M, #23984, b. 26 February 1861, d. 20 September 1869
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherAndrew Jackson Sowell1 b. 27 Jun 1815, d. 4 Jan 1883
MotherLucinda Smith Turner1 b. 7 Mar 1827, d. 8 Jan 1883
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited25 Nov 2016
     James Andrew Sowell was born on 26 February 1861, son of Andrew Jackson Sowell and Lucinda Smith Turner, in Guadalupe County, Texas.1

     James Andrew Sowell died on 20 September 1869 at age 8 in Guadalupe County, Texas,1 and was buried in Mofield Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.1

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 25 Nov 2016, memorial page for James Andrew Sowell (1861-1869) at memorial page... Maintained by M. S. Taylor; citing Mofield Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.

James Asa Sowell1,2

M, #23985, b. 16 August 1841, d. 8 April 1891
FatherJohn Newton Sowell2 b. 1819, d. 31 Sep 1856
MotherElizabeth Nichols2 b. c 1824, d. 1855
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Araminta Adaline Sowell b. Jan 1846, d. 30 Dec 1902
Children
Last Edited15 Dec 2018
     James Asa Sowell was born on 16 August 1841, son of John Newton Sowell and Elizabeth Nichols, in Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.2

     James Asa Sowell and Araminta Adaline Sowell obtained a marriage license on 27 April 1861.1

     James Asa Sowell, 19, married Araminta Adaline Sowell, 15, daughter of Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell and Mary Mildred Turner, on 28 April 1861 in Guadalupe County, Texas.1

     He performed his Military Service by serving in William P. Hardeman's Company A, 4th Texas Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. He took part in the battles of Valverde and Glorieta Pass in New Mexico Territory. He returned with his command to Texas on foot, a weary march of 900 miles.

     After about one month's stay at home he rejoined his regiment in Louisiana and participated in battles of Mansfield and Vermilionville, receiving a gunshot wound in the hand. He returned home just before the close of the war..2

     James Asa Sowell died on 8 April 1891 at age 49 in Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas,2 and was buried in San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.
     James Asa Sowell was born in Seguin, Texas, August 16, 1841, the son of John N. Sowell Jr., one of the original settlers of Seguin. He was married in 1861 to his cousin Adaline, oldest daughter of Asa. J.L. Sowell.

     James served through the Civil War in William P. Hardeman's Co. A of the Fourth Texas Cavalry Regiment, a good soldier in a right cause. He took part in the battles of Valverde and Glorieta Pass in New Mexico Territory. He returned with his command to Texas on foot, a weary march of 900 miles.

     After about one month's stay at home he rejoined his regiment in Louisiana and participated in battles of Mansfield and Vermilionville, receiving a gunshot wound in the hand. He returned home just before the close of the war.

     James served Guadalupe County in various official capacities and was prominent among his neighbors. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He had been in bad health with rheumatism for some time – his death however, at age 49 was unexpected.

     He was doorkeeper of the county alliance and a valued member of the order and every person who knew him will heavily feel his loss. Brave as a lion and gentle as a woman; a noble Christian gentleman. Put on his tombstone one single epitaph, "We Loved Him"
Seguin Enterprise, issue of 16 Apr 1891.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
188034 years of age72nd District, Guadalupe County, Texas3
Farming3

Citations

  1. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-L9K4, entry for James A Sowell and Araminter A Sowell, 28 Apr 1861, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,072, accessed 25 Nov 2016).
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 15 Dec 2018, memorial page for James Asa Sowell (1841-1891) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Allen Rountree, maintained by Allen Rountree; citing San Geronimo Cemetery, Sequin, Guadalupe County, Texas.
  3. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNF-ZN2 ), entry for James Sowell, 1880, Precinct 1, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 72, sheet 231A, household 204887, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1308; FHL microfilm 1,255,308, accessed 25 Nov 2016.
  4. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K396-7LX : accessed 26 Nov 2016), Ollie Ethel Neal, 11 Apr 1946; citing certificate number 19047, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,218,356.

John Sowell1

M, #22794, b. 1780, d. 1838

Family

Rachel Carpenter
Children
Last Edited15 Dec 2018
     John Sowell was born in 1780 in North Carolina. He was the son of John Sowell and Mary Newton Sowell.1

     John Sowell married Rachel Carpenter in 1808.1

     In 1829, John Sowell arrived in what is now Gonzales County as a member of DeWitt's Colony.1

     John Sowell died in 18381 and was buried in Gonzales City Cemetery, Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas.
     John and Rachel had at least seven children, all born in Davidson County, Tennessee. John Sowell's family, arrived in Gonzales in 1829 as part of DeWitt's Colony. The family first settled in the Town of Gonzales, later locating on what was then the western frontier of the colony, about six miles south the present town of Seguin, at the mouth of Sowell's Creek. He built the first cabin in present-day Seguin in 1832, locating it on Elm Springs. However, because of trouble with Indians and Mexicans, the family returned to Gonzales in 1834 and John Sowell resumed his trade as blacksmith and gunsmith. During this time Sowell made a knife for Jim Bowie that became the famous “Bowie Knife”.

     As one of the "Old Eighteen" who defended Gonzales against the Mexicans in September, 1835, he was no stranger to war. He and his brothers William, Lewis and Newton, had all served in the Indian wars and the War of 1812. They were in the battles of Tippecanoe, Horseshoe Bend, Mackinaw Island and at New Orleans where Andrew Jackson defeated the British. Arms were hard to procure, therefore John Sowell, being a gunsmith, was taken from the ranks to build and repair guns.

     During the fall of 1835 volunteers gathered to join the original "old eighteen" in their defense of the small cannon, Sowell's blacksmith and gunsmith shop became a very busy place, fires were kept burning day and night. Sowell had improvised crude work benches where he and others repaired rifles, molded bullets, turned out lances and cannon balls, to be used in the fight for Texas independence.

     In March, of 1836 news of Santa Anna approaching Mexican army reached Gonzales, son John Newton Sowell Jr. joined Sam Houston’s volunteer army. Andrew accompanied his family and other settlers in the terrifying flight known in history as the "Runaway Scrape." Upon arriving safely at Matagorda Bay, the Sowell family boarded a small ship which sailed into the Gulf, not to return to Texas shores until after the Battle of San Jacinto. After a joyful reunion at Columbia with their sons Andrew and John Jr., the family resided for a while on the Steamship Yellowstone which also housed Mexican prisoners. It was said that John’s wife Rachel Sowell who was "very deaf" could not hear normal conversation and did not realize that seated near the head of the table where she ate each day was none other than Santa Anna. When she learned his identity "she rose from the table" and refused to eat another bite with..….that old scamp, taking her meals elsewhere until the Mexican general was sent ashore.

     John Sowell lived only a few months after the family returned to Gonzales in 1838. He died before July 30 of that year and was buried in the "old burying ground." Rachel died in the 1860's and was buried in the San Geronimo Cemetery. John Newton Sowell was a small but strong man, brave, energetic and sometimes ornery, but always a master of his craft. He carved his name in Texas history as the "Blacksmith of Gonzales", “Gunsmith of the Texas Revolution” and one of the "Old Eighteen" who to defend Gonzales against the Mexicans.1

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 15 Dec 2018, memorial page for John Sowell (1780-1838) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Judy Rodgers, maintained by Gary Wayne Humphreys, originally created by Judy Rogers; citing Gonzales City Cemetery, Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas.

John Newton Sowell

M, #25570, b. 1819, d. 31 Sep 1856
FatherJohn Sowell1 b. 1780, d. 1838
MotherRachel Carpenter

Family

Elizabeth Nichols b. c 1824, d. 1855
Children
Last Edited15 Dec 2018
     John Newton Sowell was born in 1819, son of John Sowell and Rachel Carpenter, in Old Hickory, Davidson County, Tennessee.2

     In 1829, with his parents and siblings, at the age of ten or eleven, he settled in Green DeWitt's colony in the town of Gonzales.2

     By some accounts John participated in the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836, but if so, he was a mere boy of the age of 16 or 17. Family lore relates that his name was accidentally entered on the muster rolls as John Lowell (or Powell) and thus there is no documentary evidence of his service.2

     In 1839 and 1840, John served in the Gonzales Rangers with his brothers Andrew and Asa under Captain Matthew Caldwell. On August 12, 1840, John and his brother Andrew participated in the Battle of Plum Creek. In 1847 and 1848, he served for twelve months under Captain Henry McCulloch, first as a private and later as a sergeant, in the Texas Mounted Volunteers. He was described on the muster roll as being six feet tall, with dark complexion, dark hair, and dark eyes. Unfortunately, there is no known photo of John.2

     John Newton Sowell married Elizabeth Nichols on 15 April 1840 in Guadalupe County, Texas.3

     In 1847, John bought lot #4 in block 31 in the town of Seguin. There he built his home and the old and well-known Sowell blacksmith shop where, among other smith work, he repaired guns as his father had taught him. The location is now on the southwest corner of Walnut Branch and Goodrich Street on West Court.2

     John Newton Sowell died of a hemorrhage of the lungs at the home of his brother Asa J. L. 31 Sep 1856 in Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas,2 and was buried in San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.
     His nephew, A.J. Sowell (the author), who was present at this burial, gave the information that he is buried in the San Geronimo Cemetery at the front right (northeast corner) of the Sowell plot, a portion of the grave now being under the road.2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 15 Dec 2018, memorial page for John Sowell (1780-1838) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Judy Rodgers, maintained by Gary Wayne Humphreys, originally created by Judy Rogers; citing Gonzales City Cemetery, Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for John Newton Sowell (1819-1858) at memorial page....
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Elizabeth Nichols Sowell (1824-1855) at memorial page....
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for James Asa Sowell (1841-1891) at memorial page....

John William Sowell1,2

M, #23367, b. 15 December 1855, d. 22 August 1863
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherAndrew Jackson Sowell1 b. 27 Jun 1815, d. 4 Jan 1883
MotherLucinda Smith Turner1 b. 7 Mar 1827, d. 8 Jan 1883
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited1 Jan 2017
     John William Sowell was born on 15 December 1855, son of Andrew Jackson Sowell and Lucinda Smith Turner, in Texas.1,2

     John William Sowell died on 22 August 1863 at age 7 in Guadalupe County,2 and was buried in Mofield Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18605 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas1

Citations

  1. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WY6 ), entry for And J Towell (indexer was an idiot, name is Sowell), 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 577, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 25 Nov 2016, memorial page for John William Sowell Wright (1855-1863) at memorial page... Maintained by M.S. Taylor; citing Mofield Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.

Laura Bell Sowell1,2

F, #23992, b. circa 1876, d. 19 August 1954
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Asa Sowell1 b. 16 Aug 1841, d. 8 Apr 1891
MotherAraminta Adaline Sowell1 b. Jan 1846, d. 30 Dec 1902

Family

J. P. Collins d. b 10 Apr 1940
Last Edited7 Oct 2019
     Laura Bell Sowell was born circa 1876, daughter of James Asa Sowell and Araminta Adaline Sowell, in Texas.1
     She also is reported to have been born on 29 May 1874 in Guadalupe County, Texas.3

     Laura Bell Sowell and J. P. Collins obtained a marriage license on 11 March 1891 in Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.2

     Laura Bell Sowell married J. P. Collins on 12 March 1891 in Guadalupe County, Texas.2

     Laura Bell Collins died on 19 August 1954 in Austin,3 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18804 years of age72nd District, Guadalupe County, Texas1
194065 years of age and widowedAustin, Travis County, Texas4

Citations

  1. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNF-ZN2 ), entry for James Sowell, 1880, Precinct 1, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 72, sheet 231A, household 204887, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1308; FHL microfilm 1,255,308, accessed 25 Nov 2016.
  2. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-L46L, entry for J P Collins and Laura Bell Sowell, 12 Mar 1891, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,073, accessed 26 Nov 2016).
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Nov 2016, memorial page for Laura Belle Sowell Collins (1874-1954) at memorial page... Maintained by BS Young; citing Greenwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas.
  4. [S3273] "1940 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K43Y-1SS ): accessed 27 Nov 2016), Laura B Collins, 1940, Tract 7, Austin, Justice Precinct 3, Travis, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 227-36, sheet 61A, line 12, family 177, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4149.

Laura Belle Sowell1

F, #24004, b. 14 January 1861, d. 10 December 1946
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherAsa Jarmon Lee Sowell1 b. 30 Apr 1822, d. 21 Dec 1877
MotherMary Mildred Turner1 b. 15 Oct 1829, d. 28 Apr 1873
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Lemuel Newton Smithers b. 18 Jun 1859, d. 30 Sep 1932
Last Edited26 Nov 2016
     Laura Belle Sowell was born on 14 January 1861, daughter of Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell and Mary Mildred Turner.2

     Laura Belle Sowell and Lemuel Newton Smithers obtained a marriage license on 18 January 1881 in Guadalupe County, Texas.3

     Laura Belle Sowell, 20, married Lemuel Newton Smithers, 21, on 20 January 1881 in Guadalupe County, Texas.2,3

     Laura Belle Smithers died on 10 December 1946 at age 852 and was buried in Spring Creek Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas.2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Nov 2016, memorial page for Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell (1822-1877) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Allen Rountree, maintained by DMWV Graves Registry, originally created by Carol; citing San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Laura Belle Sowell Smithers (1861-1946) at memorial page....
  3. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-L7KR, entry for L N Smithers and Laura B Sowell, 20 Jan 1881, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,073, accessed 26 Nov 2016).

Leroy Polk Sowell1,2

M, #23359, b. 15 October 1854, d. 3 October 1909
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherAsa Jarmon Lee Sowell3,2 b. 30 Apr 1822, d. 21 Dec 1877
MotherMary Mildred Turner3,2 b. 15 Oct 1829, d. 28 Apr 1873
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Sarah Almedia Tinsley b. 15 Dec 1856, d. 9 Nov 1947
Last Edited26 Nov 2016
     Leroy Polk Sowell was born on 15 October 1854, son of Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell and Mary Mildred Turner, in Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.1,2

     Leroy Polk Sowell and Sarah Almedia Tinsley obtained a marriage license on 24 December 1878 in Guadalupe County, Texas.4

     Leroy Polk Sowell, 24, married Sarah Almedia Tinsley, 22, on 25 December 1878 in Guadalupe County, Texas.4

     Leroy Polk Sowell died on 3 October 1909 at age 54 in Bexar County,2 and was buried in City Cemetery #1, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18606 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas1

Citations

  1. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WYR ), entry for A T (I read it as J) L Sowell, 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 578, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Nov 2016, memorial page for Leroy Polk Sowell (1854-1909) at memorial page... Maintained by Joan; citing City Cemetery #1, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
  3. [S5507] "1860 US Census," A T L Sowell, 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 578, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington,D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016 at ( https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WYR ).
  4. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-L74D, entry for Leroy Sowell and Sarah A Tinsley, 25 Dec 1878, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,073, accessed 25 Nov 2016).

Lewis Dean Sowell1,2

M, #23368, b. 7 June 1858, d. 7 October 1922
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherAndrew Jackson Sowell1,2 b. 27 Jun 1815, d. 4 Jan 1883
MotherLucinda Smith Turner1,2 b. 7 Mar 1827, d. 8 Jan 1883
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Rebecca Greer Kincaid b. 16 May 1863, d. 3 Nov 1921
Last Edited25 Nov 2016
     Lewis Dean Sowell was born on 7 June 1858, son of Andrew Jackson Sowell and Lucinda Smith Turner, in Texas.1,2

     Lewis Dean Sowell and Rebecca Greer Kincaid obtained a marriage license on 23 December 1878 in Guadalupe County, Texas.3

     Lewis Dean Sowell, 20, married Rebecca Greer Kincaid, 15, on 25 December 1878 in Guadalupe County, Texas.2,3

     Lewis Dean Sowell died on 7 October 1922 at age 64 in Saint Maries,2 and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saint Maries, Benewah County, Idaho.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18603 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas1

Citations

  1. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WY6 ), entry for And J Towell (indexer was an idiot, name is Sowell), 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 577, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 25 Nov 2016, memorial page for Lewis Dean Sowell (1858-1922) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Allen Rountree, maintained by Allen Rountree; citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Saint Maries, Benewah County, Idaho.
  3. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-L74Z, entry for Lewis D Sowell and Rebecca G Kincade, 25 Dec 1878, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,073, accessed 25 Nov 2016).

Lucinda Smith Sowell1,2

F, #23358, b. 1 February 1852, d. 16 June 1870
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherAsa Jarmon Lee Sowell1,2 b. 30 Apr 1822, d. 21 Dec 1877
MotherMary Mildred Turner1,2 b. 15 Oct 1829, d. 28 Apr 1873
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited28 Nov 2020
     Lucinda Smith Sowell was born on 1 February 1852, daughter of Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell and Mary Mildred Turner, in Texas. She was named for her aunt, Lucinda Smith Turner (ID# 5521), who married one of the historic couriers at the Alamo, Andrew Jackson Sowell, born 1815.1,2

     Lucinda Smith Sowell died at the home of her parents on 16 June 1870 at age 18 in Seguin,2 and was buried in San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18608 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas1

Citations

  1. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WYR ), entry for A T (I read it as J) L Sowell, 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 578, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Nov 2016, memorial page for Lucy Sowell Smith (1852-1870) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Carol, maintained by Carol; citing San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.

Martha Allen Sowell1,2

F, #23366, b. circa 1852, d. 9 September 1933
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherAndrew Jackson Sowell1,2 b. 27 Jun 1815, d. 4 Jan 1883
MotherLucinda Smith Turner1,2 b. 7 Mar 1827, d. 8 Jan 1883
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Joshua Bonaparate Nicholson b. 23 Apr 1854, d. 25 Jan 1919
Child
Last Edited1 Jan 2017
     Martha Allen Sowell was born circa 1852, daughter of Andrew Jackson Sowell and Lucinda Smith Turner, in Texas.1
     She also is reported to have been born on 12 July 1855 in Blanco, Blanco County, Texas.2,3

     Martha Allen Sowell and Joshua Bonaparate Nicholson obtained a marriage license on 18 May 1878 in Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.4

     Martha Allen Sowell married Joshua Bonaparate Nicholson, 24, on 19 May 1878 in Guadalupe County, Texas.2,4

     Martha Allen Nicholson died on 9 September 1933 in Austin,2 and was buried in Fiskville Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18608 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas1
188025 years of age and living iwith her daughter and husband in her father's householdJustice Precinct 1, Guadalupe County, Texas3

Citations

  1. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WY6 ), entry for And J Towell (indexer was an idiot, name is Sowell), 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 577, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 25 Nov 2016, memorial page for Martha A Sowell Nicholson (1855-1933) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Knobby, maintained by Tammy New; citing Fiskville Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas.
  3. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNF-ZNJ ), entry for M A Nicholson in household of A J Sowell, 1880, Precinct 1, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 72, sheet 231A, family 88, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1308; FHL microfilm 1,255,308, accessed 25 Nov 2016.
  4. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-L7M8, entry for Joshua B Nicholson and Martha A Sowell, 19 May 1878, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,073, accessed 25 Nov 2016).
  5. [S5497] "U.S. 1880 Federal Census," A J Sowell, 1880, Precinct 1, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 72, sheet 231A, family 88, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1308; FHL microfilm 1,255,308, accessed 25 Nov 2016 at ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNF-ZNJ ).

Mary Mildred Sowell1

F, #23353, b. 8 June 1847, d. 1888
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherAndrew Jackson Sowell1,2 b. 27 Jun 1815, d. 4 Jan 1883
MotherLucinda Smith Turner1,2 b. 7 Mar 1827, d. 8 Jan 1883
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited1 Jan 2017
     Mary Mildred Sowell was born on 8 June 1847, daughter of Andrew Jackson Sowell and Lucinda Smith Turner, in Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.1,2

     Mary Mildred Sowell died in 1888 in Seguin,2 and was buried in Mofield Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186013 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas3
188028 years of age, single and living in her father's householdJustice Precinct 1, Guadalupe County, Texas1

Citations

  1. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNF-ZN8 ), entry for A J Sowell household, 1880, Precinct 1, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 72, sheet 231A, household 288, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,255,308, accessed 7 Aug 2016.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 25 Nov 2016, memorial page for Mary Mildred Sowell (1847-1888) at memorial page... Maintained by Gary Humphreys; citing Mofield Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.
  3. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WY6 ), entry for And J Towell (indexer was an idiot, name is Sowell), 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 577, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016.

Milford Sowell1

M, #23993, b. circa 1879
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Asa Sowell1 b. 16 Aug 1841, d. 8 Apr 1891
MotherAraminta Adaline Sowell1 b. Jan 1846, d. 30 Dec 1902
Last Edited27 Nov 2016
     Milford Sowell was born circa 1879, son of James Asa Sowell and Araminta Adaline Sowell, in Texas.1

     I've been unable to find census or death information for him as of 27 Nov 2016.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18801 year of age72nd District, Guadalupe County, Texas1

Citations

  1. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNF-ZN2 ), entry for James Sowell, 1880, Precinct 1, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 72, sheet 231A, household 204887, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1308; FHL microfilm 1,255,308, accessed 25 Nov 2016.

Millard Lee Sowell1,2,3

M, #24020, b. 19 March 1898, d. 12 May 1977
Relationship4th great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWalter Lee Sowell1 b. Jun 1873, d. 1917
MotherDaisy Alice Layfield1 b. Jan 1874, d. 1907

Family

Edna Smith b. 10 Jul 1908, d. 15 May 1996
Last Edited10 Dec 2018
     Millard Lee Sowell was born on 19 March 1898, son of Walter Lee Sowell and Daisy Alice Layfield, in Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.4,3

     Millard Lee Sowell, 25, married Edna Smith, 15, on 23 August 1923 in Garza County.5

     Millard Lee Sowell died from a heart attack on 12 May 1977 at age 79 in Bertram, Burnet County, Texas,2,6 and was buried in Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery and Mausoleum, Pflugerville, Travis County, Texas.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19001 year of ageJustice Precinct 7, Guadalupe County, Texas1

Citations

  1. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3GN-LHG ): accessed 27 Nov 2016), Walter Sowell, 1900, Justice Precinct 7, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 71, sheet 10A, family 178, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,641.
  2. [S2685] "Texas Death Index, 1964-1998," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JVW1-42W, entry for Millard L Sowell, 1977; Burnet, Texas, United States; citing Department of State Health Services, Austin, accessed 27 Nov 2016).
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 10 Dec 2018, memorial page for Millard Lee Sowell (1898-1977) at memorial page... Maintained by Bobby Sowell; citing Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery and Mausoleum, Pflugerville, Travis County, Texas.
  4. [S5503] "1900 US Federal Census," Walter Sowell, 1900, Justice Precinct 7, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 71, sheet 10A, family 178, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,641, accessed 27 Nov 2016 at ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3GN-LHG ). Says he was born Jul 1898.
  5. [S2586] "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXGF-XK8, entry for Millard Sowell and Edna Smith, 23 Aug 1923; citing Garza, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 2,047,278, accessed 27 Nov 2016).
  6. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Millard Lee Sowell (1898-1977) at memorial page.... Place of death taken from death certificate not memorial page.

Minnie Sowell1

F, #24019, b. February 1896
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWalter Lee Sowell1 b. Jun 1873, d. 1917
MotherDaisy Alice Layfield1 b. Jan 1874, d. 1907
Last Edited27 Nov 2016
     Minnie Sowell was born in February 1896, daughter of Walter Lee Sowell and Daisy Alice Layfield, in Texas.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19004 years of ageJustice Precinct 7, Guadalupe County, Texas1

Citations

  1. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3GN-LHG ): accessed 27 Nov 2016), Walter Sowell, 1900, Justice Precinct 7, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 71, sheet 10A, family 178, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,641.

Mollie Sowell1

F, #24006, b. 19 January 1869, d. 14 June 1946
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherAsa Jarmon Lee Sowell1 b. 30 Apr 1822, d. 21 Dec 1877
MotherMary Mildred Turner1 b. 15 Oct 1829, d. 28 Apr 1873
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Alver Clifton Abbott b. Jul 1867, d. 1915
Children
Last Edited20 Apr 2017
     Mollie Sowell was born on 19 January 1869, daughter of Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell and Mary Mildred Turner, in Guadalupe County, Texas.2,3

     Mollie Sowell and Alver Clifton Abbott obtained a marriage license on 1 December 1891 in Guadalupe County, Texas.4

     Mollie Sowell, 22, married Alver Clifton Abbott, 24, on 1 December 1891 in Guadalupe County, Texas.2,4

     Mollie Abbott died on 14 June 1946 at age 772 and was buried in Texline Cemetery, Texline, Dallam County, Texas.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
190031 years of age, married eight years and having borne four children all of whom are livingJustice Precinct 1, Dallam County, Texas3
191041 years of age, married eighteen years and having borne eight children of whom four are livingClapham, Union County, New Mexico5
192051 years of age and widowedTexline, Dallam County, Texas6

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Nov 2016, memorial page for Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell (1822-1877) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Allen Rountree, maintained by DMWV Graves Registry, originally created by Carol; citing San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Mollie Sowell Abbott (1869-1946) at memorial page....
  3. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3LH-2HS ): accessed 8 Dec 2016), A C Abbott, 1900, Justice Precinct 1, Dallam, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 22, sheet 1B, family 15, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,624.
  4. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-L4J3, entry for A C Abbott and Mollie Sowell, 01 Dec 1891, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,074, accessed 26 Nov 2016).
  5. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGSG-MK2 ), entry for Alvis Abbott, 1910, Clapham, Union, New Mexico, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 279, sheet 3B, family 83, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 919; FHL microfilm 1,374,932, accessed 20 Apr 2017.
  6. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCMB-3C8: accessed 20 Apr 2017), Mollie Abbott, 1920, Texline, Dallam, Texas, United States; citing ED 42, sheet 3B, line 65, family 54, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1790; FHL microfilm 1,821,790.
  7. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3FS-R7M : accessed 20 Apr 2017), Vivian T Abbott, 24 Jun 1967; citing certificate number 37386, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,138,643.
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for John Benjamin Abbott (1901-1906) at memorial page....
  9. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Baby Abbott (1903-1903) at memorial page....

Ollie Ethel Sowell1,2,3

F, #23989, b. 25 November 1866, d. 11 April 1946
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Asa Sowell1,3 b. 16 Aug 1841, d. 8 Apr 1891
MotherAraminta Adaline Sowell1,3 b. Jan 1846, d. 30 Dec 1902

Family

John Smith Neal b. 3 Apr 1860, d. 25 Feb 1923
Children
Last Edited15 Dec 2018
     Ollie Ethel Sowell was born on 25 November 1866, daughter of James Asa Sowell and Araminta Adaline Sowell, in Texas.1,3

     Ollie Ethel Sowell and John Smith Neal obtained a marriage license on 26 June 1886 in Guadalupe County, Texas.2

     Ollie Ethel Sowell, 19, married John Smith Neal, 26, on 29 June 1886 in Guadalupe County, Texas.2

     Ollie Ethel Neal died of cardio-vascular disease on 11 April 1946 at age 79 in Goldthwaite, Mills County, Texas,3 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas.3,4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1880as Ollie or Ellie and 13 years of age72nd District, Guadalupe County, Texas1
1900as Ollie E., 32 years of age, married for eighteen years and having borne four children all of whom are livingAlvin, Brazoria County, Texas5

Citations

  1. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNF-ZN2 ), entry for James Sowell, 1880, Precinct 1, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 72, sheet 231A, household 204887, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1308; FHL microfilm 1,255,308, accessed 25 Nov 2016.
  2. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-LXKP, entry for J S Neal and Ollie E Sowell, 29 Jun 1886, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,073, accessed 26 Nov 2016).
  3. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K396-7LX : accessed 26 Nov 2016), Ollie Ethel Neal, 11 Apr 1946; citing certificate number 19047, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,218,356.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Nov 2016, memorial page for Mrs Ollie Neal (1866-1946) at memorial page... Maintained by Robert Sage; citing Oakwood Cemetery Annex, Austin, Travis County, Texas.
  5. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M32B-VL9 ): accessed 26 Nov 2016), John S Neal, 1900, Justice Precinct 5 Alvin town, Brazoria, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 6, sheet 6A, family 123, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,614.
  6. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Pansy Hunt, 17 Apr 1969; citing certificate number 28220, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,137,441, accessed 26 Nov 2016.
  7. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Jimmie Sowell Brown, 10 Jun 1978; citing Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, cn 48746, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin, accessed 26 Nov 2016.

Pleamon Smith Sowell1

M, #23360, b. circa 1856, d. 28 March 1914
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherAsa Jarmon Lee Sowell2,1 b. 30 Apr 1822, d. 21 Dec 1877
MotherMary Mildred Turner2,1 b. 15 Oct 1829, d. 28 Apr 1873
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Emma Henrietta McLean b. 6 Sep 1856, d. 5 Dec 1909
Last Edited26 Nov 2016
     Pleamon Smith Sowell was born circa 1856, son of Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell and Mary Mildred Turner, in Texas.3
     He was also known as Herman.3

     Pleamon Smith Sowell and Emma Henrietta McLean obtained a marriage license on 17 February 1875 in Guadalupe County, Texas.4

     Pleamon Smith Sowell married Emma Henrietta McLean, 18, on 18 February 1875 in Guadalupe County, Texas.4

     Pleamon Smith Sowell died on 28 March 1914 in El Paso, El Paso County,1 and was buried in San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1860as Herman (?) and 4 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas3

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Nov 2016, memorial page for Pleamon Smith Sowell (1856-1914) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Donna Schulte Loth, maintained by Donna Schulte Loth; citing San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.
  2. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WYR ), entry for A T L Sowell, 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 578, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington,D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016.
  3. [S5507] "1860 US Census," A T (I read it as J) L Sowell, 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 578, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016 at ( https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WYR ).
  4. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-LDGW, entry for P S Sowell and Henrietta Mclean, 18 Feb 1875, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,073, accessed 26 Nov 2016).

Rachel E. Sowell1

F, #23363, b. before 1840, d. before 1 July 1880
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

John Preston Turner b. 20 Apr 1832, d. 6 May 1907
Children
Last Edited14 Apr 2021
     Rachel E. Sowell was born before 1840 in Texas. It's possible she was the daughter of William and Mary Sowell, both born in North Carolina, but living in Madison County, Tennessee in the 1850 census when Rachel was enumerated as being 20 years of age.2,3,4
     She was also known as Raetschel.2

     Rachel married John Preston Turner, 20, son of William Suddarth Turner and Elizabeth Pearl Smith, on 14 September 1852 in Hays County, Texas.5

     Rachel Turner died before 1 July 1880 on which date John Preston Turner is listed as widowed in the 1880 census.6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186024 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas7
187030 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas3

Citations

  1. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WY6 ), entry for And J Towell (indexer was an idiot, name is Sowell), 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 577, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016.
  2. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDXH-QPP : accessed 2 Feb 2012), John Preston Turner, 26 Jun 1924; citing Seguin, Guadalupe, Texas, reference 19898, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,113,624 Index may link to the wrong death certificate, go to image 2301 of 3571 to see it.
  3. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXLT-X78 ), entry for John Turner, 1870, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing p. 4, family 27, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,088, accessed 27 Jul 2016.
  4. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCDP-QY9 ), entry for Rachel Sowell in household of William Sowell, 1850, Madison county, Madison, Tennessee, United States; citing no page number, family 188, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 444,845, accessed 4 Aug 2016.
  5. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK85-NM2T, entry for John P. Turner and Rachel Sowell, 14 Sep 1852, Marriage; citing Hays, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 956,633, accessed 4 Aug 2016).
  6. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:unknown cd3 ), entry for Jno P Turner, 1880, Guadalupe Valley, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 75, sheet 322C, household 559, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1308; FHL microfilm 1,255,308, accessed 27 Nov 2016.
  7. [S5507] "1860 US Census," J P Turner, 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 17, household 112, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 805,296, accessed 29 Jul 2016 at ( https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-3TG ).
  8. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, James C. Turner, 20 Oct 1921; citing Seguin, Guadalupe, Texas, reference cn 27957, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,074,363, accessed 2 Feb 2012. Index may link to the wrong death certificate, go to image 1842 of 3358 to see it.
  9. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 7 Oct 2012, memorial page for James Calvin Turner (1853-1921) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Tim & Gail, maintained by Beverly Ackermann Jobe; citing Riverside Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.
  10. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Bettie Turner Williamson (1855-1924) at memorial page....

Rachel Elizabeth Sowell1,2

F, #23364, b. 5 August 1845, d. 26 April 1876
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherAndrew Jackson Sowell1,2 b. 27 Jun 1815, d. 4 Jan 1883
MotherLucinda Smith Turner1,2 b. 7 Mar 1827, d. 8 Jan 1883
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Adam Wright b. 20 Oct 1837, d. 28 Aug 1878
Child
Last Edited19 May 2020
     Rachel Elizabeth Sowell was born on 5 August 1845, daughter of Andrew Jackson Sowell and Lucinda Smith Turner, in Texas.1,2

     Rachel Elizabeth Sowell and Adam Wright obtained a marriage license on 18 September 1867 in Guadalupe County, Texas.3

     Rachel Elizabeth Sowell, 22, married Adam Wright, 29, on 19 September 1867 in Guadalupe County, Texas.3

     Rachel Elizabeth Wright died on 26 April 1876 at age 302 and was buried in Mofield Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186015 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas1

Citations

  1. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WY6 ), entry for And J Towell (indexer was an idiot, name is Sowell), 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 577, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 25 Nov 2016, memorial page for Rachel Elizabeth "Lizzie" Sowell Wright (1845-1876) at memorial page... Maintained by M.S. Taylor; citing Mofield Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.
  3. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-L8KJ, entry for Adam Wright and Rachel Elisabeth Sowell, 19 Sep 1867, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,072, accessed 25 Nov 2016).
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Penecia Wright (1868-1869) at memorial page....

Rosa Bell Sowell1,2

F, #23988, b. circa 1865, d. before 1894
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Asa Sowell1 b. 16 Aug 1841, d. 8 Apr 1891
MotherAraminta Adaline Sowell1 b. Jan 1846, d. 30 Dec 1902

Family

Henry David Steele b. May 1860, d. 1927
Last Edited17 Jan 2021
     Rosa Bell Sowell was born circa 1865, daughter of James Asa Sowell and Araminta Adaline Sowell, in Texas.1

     Rosa Bell Sowell and Henry David Steele obtained a marriage license on 26 July 1883 in Guadalupe County, Texas.2

     Rosa Bell Sowell married Henry David Steele, 23, on 1 August 1883 in Guadalupe County, Texas.2

     Rosa Bell Steele died before 1894 when her husband married again.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
188015 years of age72nd District, Guadalupe County, Texas1

Citations

  1. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNF-ZN2 ), entry for James Sowell, 1880, Precinct 1, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 72, sheet 231A, household 204887, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1308; FHL microfilm 1,255,308, accessed 25 Nov 2016.
  2. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-L7B1, entry for H D Steel and Rosa Bell Sowell, 01 Aug 1883, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,073, accessed 26 Nov 2016).
  3. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 16 Jan 2021), Henry Steel, 1900, De Witt, Texas; citing page 10, family 177, FHL microfilm 1,241,628.

Virginia Bell Sowell1,2

F, #23365, b. 16 November 1849, d. 2 July 1922
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherAndrew Jackson Sowell1 b. 27 Jun 1815, d. 4 Jan 1883
MotherLucinda Smith Turner1 b. 7 Mar 1827, d. 8 Jan 1883
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Joseph Leonard Barrow b. 14 Apr 1847, d. 30 Mar 1921
Children
Last Edited21 Apr 2017
     Virginia Bell Sowell was born on 16 November 1849, daughter of Andrew Jackson Sowell and Lucinda Smith Turner, in Texas.1,2

     Virginia Bell Sowell and Joseph Leonard Barrow obtained a marriage license on 12 September 1866 in Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.3

     Virginia Bell Sowell, 16, married Joseph Leonard Barrow, 19, son of Aaron Leonard Barrow and Lucinda DeVore, on 13 September 1866 in Guadalupe County, Texas.2,3

     Virginia Bell Barrow died on 2 July 1922 at age 722 and was buried in Terrace Cemetery, Post, Garza County, Texas.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186011 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas1
190051 years of age; married thirty-four years and having borne seven children of whom seven are livingGarza County, Texas4

Citations

  1. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WY6 ), entry for And J Towell (indexer was an idiot, name is Sowell), 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 577, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 25 Nov 2016, memorial page for Virginia Bell Sowell Barrow (1849-1922) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Delma Ingram, maintained by Delma Ingram; citing Terrace Cemetery, Post, Garza County, Texas.
  3. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-LS7Y, entry for Joseph S Barrow and Virginia Sowell, 13 Sep 1866, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,072, accessed 25 Nov 2016). His middle initial of "L" was mis-read as "S".
  4. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M32T-8HY ): accessed 20 Apr 2017), Virginia Barrow in household of Joel Barrow, 1900, Enumeration district 2, Garza, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 2, sheet 11A, family 183, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,612.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Joseph Leonard Barrow (1847-1921) at memorial page....
  6. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Martha Mathilda "Mattie" Barrow Mayes (1870-1942) at memorial page....
  7. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Josephine Barrow (1872-1872) at memorial page....
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Leonard A. Barrow (1877-1943) at memorial page....
  9. [S5503] "1900 US Federal Census," Joel Barrow, 1900, Enumeration district 2, Garza, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 2, sheet 11A, family 183, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,612, accessed 20 Apr 2017 at ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M32T-8HY ).