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Minerva BOWMAN

Female Abt 1824 - Aft 1880  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Minerva BOWMAN 
    Born Abt 1824  TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 11 Jun 1880 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: Thompson Family Research <http://www.thompsonfamilyresearch.com>.

      (2) The claim that Minerva's maiden name was BOWMAN is based on family tradition. The only written indication that it is true is found in the 1860 census of Van Buren County, TN. In that census, Minerva's daughter, Elizabeth HALE, is listed in a household headed by William BOWMAN (one page before Minerva's listing).

      (3) Minerva is believed to have been married to have an unknown son of Isham Burrell HALE, although the proof of any such marriage is lacking. In a household headed by Isham in the 1830 census of Bledsoe County, TN, a free white male is listed in the 5-10 age bracket; and this free white male would have been about the right age to have been the husband of Minerva. The only proof that Minerva was ever married is found in the 1880 census of District 5, Jackson County, TN, in which Minerva is listed as a widow.

      (4) The compiler has found the record of a marriage of a "Manevy BOWMAN" to a "Cornelius ROYERS" on 19 June 1845 in Claiborne County, TN. (Cornelius' surname was really ROGERS.) However, that "Manevy BOWMAN" was not the same person as the Minerva BOWMAN who is believed to have married the unknown Mr. HALE; "Manevy BOWMAN" is listed in Cornelius ROGERS' household in the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses.

      (5) A household headed by Manervy HALE is listed in the 1850 census of District 9, Van Buren County, TN, next to a household headed by Isham B. HALE. [Her name is listed as Manny HALO in the index to the 1850 census.]

      Manervy is listed in the 1850 census as a person who was then 26 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1824. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Listed with Manervy is her daughter, Louisa, who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1841. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with Manervy is her daughter, Elizabeth, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1843. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      (6) A household headed by Manerva HALE is listed in the 1860 census of Van Buren County, TN.

      Manerva is listed as a "spinstress" who was then 36 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1824. According to the 1860 census, she was born in TN. [A spinstress is a woman who spins.]

      Listed with Manerva is her daughter, Louiza, who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1843. According to the 1860 census, she was born in TN. [Her first name is listed as Louisa in the index to the 1850 census.]

      Also listed with Manerva is her daughter [?], Virginia, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1854. According to the 1860 census, she was born in TN.

      (7) Manerva HALE is listed in a household headed by her son-in-law, Robert CLIFTON, in the 1870 census of District 1, Bledsoe County, TN.

      Manerva is listed in the 1870 census as a person who was then 49 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1821. According to the 1870 census, she was born in TN.

      [Also listed in the 1870 census with Robert CLIFTON is his wife (Manerva's daughter), Ginnie CLIFTON, who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1853. According to the 1870 census, she was born in TN. Her name is listed as Linnie in the index to the 1870 census.]

      (8) Manerva HALE is listed in a household headed by her son-in-law, Robert CLIFTON, in the 1880 census of District 5, Jackson County, TN.

      Manerva is listed in the 1880 census as a widow who was then 55 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1825. According to the 1880 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN.

      [Also listed in the 1880 census with Robert CLIFTON is his wife (Manerva's daughter), Virginia CLIFTON, who was then 28 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1852. According to the 1880 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in TN.]
    Person ID I32636  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2020 

    Family --- HALE,   b. Between 1820 and 1825, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Jun 1860  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married Abt 1840 
    Children 
     1. Virginia B. HALE,   b. 22 Oct 1852, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1915, Bledsoe County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth HALE,   b. Abt 1843, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Louisa HALE,   b. Abt 1841, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2020 18:25:25 
    Family ID F14162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart