151. George BOWLSBY
(8) was born about 1740 in Hanover Township, Morris County, New Jersey.
(923) He died between 21 Nov 1815 and 7 May
According to Raymond Edwin Bowlby:
Evidently George remained in New Jersey throughout the Revolution and was probably
the George "Bowlsby" who served as private in the Morris County Militia
even though four of his brothers were declared loyalists and their lands confiscated.
George received the land upon which he was living in 1773 as a bequest in his
father's will. From the will of his brother Thomas in 1798, George received
83 acres on the east side of the road leading to Troy and residue of personal
property after debts. He was probably the George "Bowlsby" tax rateable
of Hanover Township in 1798 for 253 acres of improved land with dwelling 24'
x 25' with three windows of wood construction, one outhouse and one kitchen on
two acre lot with assessed value of $250. George married twice. In a codicil
of his will dated 21 Nov 1815, he says: "...also it is my will that the
subsidy which I have agreed to pay my present wife to be paid out of my personal
estate before any division be made..." The will does not mention the name
of either of his wives.
George signed his will with a mark under the name "Bowlsby;" thereafter,
it seems that all his descendants accepted and used that spelling of their surname.
CKB writes: He may also be the George "Balsby" who shows up in August
1805, and June 1806 Hanover Township Tax records.
He was married to Phebe
STILES on 24 Dec 1767 in Presbyterian church at Hanover.
From Raymond Edwin Bowlby:
In 1988 the house that George Bowlby is said to have built in the early 1790's
was renovated and became THE PARSIPPANY TROY HILLS HISTORICAL MUSEUM ( The Bowlsby-DeGelleke
House), 320 Balldwin Road, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054.
(7)(8) was baptised on 8 Dec
1745 in Presbyterian church at Hanover.(927)
She died in Hanover Neck, New Jersey.(928)
According to THE STILES FAMILY IN AMERICA, Phebe Stiles was the
daughter of Captain John Stiles and his second wife, Rachel. Captain
John Stiles, born at Stanford, Connecticut, 8 May 1709, died 17 May
1777, of small-pox, and was buried in Parsippany Church Graveyeard. On
8 Nov. 1759, John Stiles was chosen by the elders of the First Church
Morristown as trustee. "Elder of the Church" is inscribed upon his
stone. George BOWLSBY and Phebe STILES had the following children:
(7)(8) was born about 1768.
(930) He died after 1798.
(931)(932) Hanover Township
rateables for 1798 shows that "...George Bowlsby
Junr. & Levy Bowlsby..." held 90 acres of improved land. According
the "Stiles Family in America" he died unmarried.
It is said he died unmarried; however, he must have lived to be
around 30 years old, because Hanover Township rateables for 1798 shows
that "...George Bowlsby Jrnr. & Levy Bowlsby.." held 90 acres of
George BOWLSBY Jr..
He was married to Susannah.
The Stiles family history says that after Phebe's death, George remarried
and had other issue. George BOWLSBY and Susannah had the
Thomas Edward BOWLSBY.
Nathanial H. BOWLSBY.
(7)(8). Rachel was the second
daughter to be mentioned in her father's will of
1815 and was apparently unmarried at that time.
(7)(8). Susan was the third
daughter mentioned in her father's will of 1815
and was apparently unmarried at that time.