Elizabeth Starke Christian
Facts and Events
Information on Elizabeth Starke Christian
From "The Life and Times of Judge Caleb Wallace, some time a Justice of the Court of Appeals of Kentucky", by William H. Whitsett, pub. 1886 by John P. Morton & Co, Louisville, pg. 96:
- THE BOWYER FAMILY.
- Elizabeth Starke Christian, the second daughter of Israel Christian, married Col. William Bowyer, of Staunton. As this'gentleman was never connected with the affairs of Kentucky, it is not considered important to produce any biographical sketch of him. On the other hand, it may be appropriate to set down a few genealogical notices relating to his descendants.
- Mrs. Bowyer was recently deceased at the time when the will of Israel Christian was composed, in July, 1784. She had only two children, Priscilla and Mary. Mary Bowyer became the wife of her first cousin, Leonard Fleming, who settled in Kentucky, and the facts relating to her have been given in connection with him.
- Priscilla Bowyer married, first, Mr. Madison, a brother of Bishop Madison, of the Episcopal Church of Virginia. He lived but a short time, and some years after his death his widow married Capt. John Miller, of Fincastle. To this marriage there was issue as follows:
- 1. Fleming Bowyer Miller, an eminent lawyer of Virginia, who died since the war between the States. He left five children, three sons and two daughters. One of the daughters is Mrs. William McCue, of Augusta County, and the other is Mrs. Capt. Sawyers, of Wythe County.
- 2. Elizabeth Miller married Mr. Randolph Ross, a merchant. They had three sons, all of whom died without issue.
- 3. Nancy Miller married Col. Reuben Ross, and left three children: Col. Reuben Ross, of Missouri, Mrs. Judge Hudson, of Fincastle (who since her husband's death spends most of the time with her children in Texas and Iowa), and Mrs. Virginia Pitzer, who died in Texas several years ago.
- After the death of his first wife, Col. Bowyer was married a second time to Mrs. Margaret Ann McClenahan, of Staunton, Va., by whom he had issue as follows: William Christian Bowyer, Strother Bowyer, Luke Bowyer, Peter G. Bowyer, and Malinda Bowyer. (Peyton, Augusta County, p. 287.)
- Whitsitt, William H. The life and times of Judge Caleb Wallace: some time a justice of the Court of Appeals of Kentucky. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983).