568. Dennis W. BOWLBY
(6) was born on 15 Jul 1821 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
(3625) He died on 13 Sep 1909 in Shelby County, Indiana.
(3626)(3627) He was buried
in Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Indiana.
He was married
to Elizabeth Ann CRAEGER on 23 Nov 1843 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
Officiated by Landis. Dennis, Eliza, and their first son moved from
New Jersey and lived with Dennis' parents in Richland Township, Rush County,
Indiana, where the remainder of their children were born. They reared their
family over a 25-year residence there. As the eldest son, Dennis was appointed
administrator of his father's estate on 12 November 1846. Under the misspelled
surname "Bolba," the 1850 census lists Dennis as head of household
which included his wife, five children, his mother, his sister Rachel, and his
brother William. In 1869 Dennis, Eliza, and at least two of his younger sons,
Andrew and Joseph, moved to Shelby County where Dennis farmed until 1892 when
he gave up active work and moved to Shelbyville.
Just a little less than two months before he died, the Shelbyville Morning News
of Friday, 16 July 1909 carried a story on the celebration of his 88th birthday.
Elizabeth Ann CRAEGER(6)
(8) was born on 7 May 1814 in Clinton,
New Jersey.(3633) She died on 19 Jan
1895 in Shelby County, Indiana.(3634)
She was also known as "Eliza Ann Crager".
(3635) Her marriage record notes her with this name. Dennis W. BOWLBY
and Elizabeth Ann CRAEGER had the following children:
Mahlon Iliff BOWLBY.
Sarah Catharine BOWLBY.
Charity Ellen BOWLBY.
Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" BOWLBY.
Andrew Cregar BOWLBY.
Sophia Monfort BOWLBY(3)
(7)(8) was born on 18 Feb 1851.
(3638) She died on 28 Sep 1851.
(3639) The DAR Cemetery Records in the Rushville Indiana Public Library
indicates she lived only two months; however, her gravestone
inscription reads: "Sophia M., daughter of Dennis and Eliza Bowlby
died September 28 1851." This would mean she lived to age 7 months 10
days. She was buried in Richland Presbyterian Cemetery.
Dr. Joseph BOWLBY.
John Cregar BOWLBY(3)
(7)(8) was born on 28 May 1856.
(3641) The birthdate given here is according
to his father's Bible; however
his gravestone reads:
"John C. Son of Dennis & Eliza A. Bowlby died Feb. 22, 1864, aged 7
yrs., 8 mo., 24 days." He was buried in Richland Presbyterian Cemetery.