Person:Maria Bower (1)

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Maria Bower
m. 24 Dec 1820
  1. Maria Bower1826 - 1882
m. 19 May 1844
  1. Eliza Jane Roe1845 -
  2. John T. Roe1856 -
  3. William D. Roe1858 -
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Name Maria Bower
Gender Female
Alt Birth[2][8] 10 Jun 1820 This date is almost certainly wrong
Birth[1][3][5][6][7] 17/20 Feb 1826 Clark, Indiana, United States
Marriage 19 May 1844 Clark, Indiana, United Statesto Charles J. Roe
Census[3] 1850 Johnson, Indiana, United StatesFranklin Township
Census[4] 1860 Shelby, Indiana, United StatesHendricks Township
Census[5] 1870 Shelby, Indiana, United StatesHendricks Township
Census[6] 1880 Shelby, Indiana, United StatesHendricks Township
Death[1][7] 1/29 Dec 1882 Shelby, Indiana, United States
Alt Death[2][8] 14 Dec 1906 This date is wrong
Burial[2] Johnson, Indiana, United States2nd Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Needham Township
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 History of Shelby County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc., together with a short history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the state of Indiana. (Tucson, Arizona: W.C. Cox Co., 1974 (originally published 1887)), p. 660, Secondary quality.

    Charles J. Roe, a leading citizen of Hendricks township . . . . May 19, 1844, his marriage with Maria Bower was solemnized, and to their union three children were born, Elia J., now Mrs. S. S. Lewis, John T., who married Emma Owens, William D., whose wife was Amy Miller. Mrs. Roe was a daughter of Andrew Bower. She was born February 20, 1826. December 29, 1882, Mr. Roe suffered the bereavement of losing his beloved wife.

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Cemetery Records of Johnson County, IN (DAR); LDS #0572097, in Hougham, Ruth Trout; Daughters of the American Revolution. Alexander Hamilton Chapter (Indiana); and Robert Bradley Hougham. Cemetery records of Johnson County, Indiana. (Ft. Wayne, Indiana: Allen County Public Library, 1986), p. 118.

    (2nd) Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Needham Township, S10, T12N, R5E
    Roe
    Chas. J. 8 Jan 1820-30 July 1890
    Maria Bowers 10 June 1823-14 Dec 1906

    The dates from the DAR cemetery record for Maria Bower Roe are almost certainly wrong. It is highly unlikely that her death would not have been reported (presumably by her husband) in the History of Shelby County if she had been still living, and she is not present in the 1900 US Census. Similarly, the birth date given in the Shelby County History is more likely to be accurate, being closer in time to the event, and most likely reported by her husband. The more recent (2000) cemetery readings are more consistent with the information in the County History.

  3. 3.0 3.1 Johnson County, Indiana, in United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, HH 550, Fam 550, Primary quality.

    Roe, Charles J., 30, male, farmer, RE = $800, b. Indiana
    , Mariah, 23, female, b. Indiana
    , Eliza Jane, 5, female, b. Indiana

  4. Shelby County, Indiana, in United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, HH 638, Fam 575, Primary quality.

    Roe, Charles J., 40, farmer, RE = $4000, PE = $1000, b. IN
    , Maria, 40, housekeeper, b. IN
    , Eliza J., 14, b. IN, attends school
    , John T., 3, b. IN, attends school
    , William D., 2, b. in

  5. 5.0 5.1 Shelby County, Indiana, in United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, HH 124, Fam 125, Primary quality.

    Roe, Charles J., 50, Farmer, RE = $6700, PE = $900, b. IN
    , Maria, 44, keeping house, b. IN
    , Eliza, 24, at home, b. IN
    , John, 15, farming, b. IN, attends school
    , William, 12, b. IN, attends school
    , Samuel, 4, b. IN

  6. 6.0 6.1 Shelby County, Indiana, in United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, HH 211, Fam 215, Primary quality.

    Roe, C. J., 60, husband, married, farmer, b. IN, father b. NY, mother b. KY
    , Mariah, 54, wife, married, Keeps House, b. IN, both parents b. NC
    , William D., 22, husband, married, works on farm, b. IN, both parents b. IN
    , Emma, 20, wife, married, does housework, b. IN, both parents b. IN

  7. 7.0 7.1 Needham Township; Johnson County Museum of History, in Johnson County Historical Society (Franklin, Indiana). Master index of Johnson County, Indiana cemetery listings, 2000. (Franklin, Indiana: Johnson County Historical Society (Georgia), 2000).

    2nd Mount Pleasant
    p. 52 – Roe, Charles J. 1820-Jan 08 – 1894 Jul 30
    - Maria (wife) 1826 Feb 17 – 1882 Dec 1

  8. 8.0 8.1 The dates from the DAR cemetery record for Maria Bower Roe are almost certainly wrong. It is highly unlikely that her death would not have been reported (presumably by her husband) in the History of Shelby County if she had been still living, and she is not present in the 1900 US Census. Similarly, the birth date given in the Shelby County History is more likely to be accurate, being closer in time to the event, and most likely reported by her husband. The more recent (2000) cemetery readings are more consistent with the information in the County History.