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|McDONOUGH COUNTY, ILLINOIS|
FAMILIES NEWS MEMORABILIA
|MARY ROWENA LINCOLN|
|WILLIAM HENRY LOVELY
18__ - 1852
|CHARLES NEWTON BOWMAN
|Author - Marcia Farina|
Mary Rowena Lincoln, daughter of James Lincoln and Frances Day, was born October 22, 1826 or 1827, in Kentucky, died January 16, 1919, in Tennessee Township, McDonough County, Illinois. She was buried at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery north of Tennessee.
Hancock County marriage license #1250 was issued at Carthage on January 13, 1848, to William Lovely and Mary R. Lincoln. They were married on January 16th by J. Griffitt, a Catholic Priest from Nauvoo. Note that on the license the Priest wrote Mary A. Lincoln. Marriage License
William died between January and September 1852 (based on the birth date of the youngest Lovely child). Burial location undetermined.
Only one of Mary and William's children would survive to adulthood:
Mary Rowena married, second, Charles Newton Bowman. McDonough County marriage license #1597 was issued at Macomb on April 15, 1861, to Charles N. Bowman and Mrs. Rowena Lovely. They were married on April 18th by Philipp Albraight, a Catholic Priest from Macomb. Marriage License
Charles was born July 14, 1818, in Tennessee, perhaps in Jackson County. He died September 6, 1904, at Macomb, McDonough County. Burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Find A Grave
It's hard to imagine the heartbreak in store for Mary Rowena and Charles. Of their six children, the first and last survived to adulthood, the second didn't reach his twentieth year, three died in infancy:
Household of James "Lincom", line 25
Household of F. Lincoln
enumerated July 24, 1860, dwelling #3285
Frances Lincoln, 60, female, farmer, value of real estate 2000, value of personal estate 500,
enumerated July 4, 1860, dwelling #2438
John Spicer, 25, male, farmer, value of personal estate 100, born PA
page 142B, enumerated July 12, 1870, dwelling #51
Bowman, Charles, 51, male, white, farmer, value of real estate 9000, value of personal estate 1300, born TN, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more
enumerated June 5, 1880, dwelling #41
Bowman, Charles, white, male, 62, married, farming, born TN, father born MD, mother born PA
enumerated June 11, 1900, dwelling #149
Bowman, Charles, head, white, male, July 1819, 80, married for 38 years, born TN, both parents born NY, farmer, could read, write and speak English, owned his farm home free of mortgage, farm schedule 57
Mary R, wife, white, female, Oct 1827, 72, married for 38 years; mother of 9 children, 3 living; born KY, both parents born KY, could read, write and speak English
Thomas E, son, white, male, Sept 1872, 27, married for 1 year, born IL, father born TN, mother born KY, farm laborer, months not employed - 4, could read, write and speak English
Eveline A, daughter-in-law, white, female, Mar 1873, 27, married for 1 year, born IL, father born KY, mother born Ireland, could read, write and speak English
enumerated April 28, 1910, dwelling #142
Bowman, Mary R, head, female, white, 82, widow; mother of 9 children, 3 living; born KY, both parents born KY, spoke English, own income, could read and write, rented her home
Smith, Tend_ [illegible], boarder, male, white, 27, single, born NC, both parents born NC, spoke English, farm laborer, working out, employee, whether out of work on April 15, 1910 - no, number of weeks out of work during 1909 - 0, could read and write