J. P. BOWERS, St, farmer, P. 0. Plain City, was born in Canaan Township August 12, 1820. He is a son of Daniel
and D. (Phiney) Bowers, the former a native of Massachusetts and the latter of Vermont, where she was born in 1798,
being now eighty four years of age. Daniel Bowers was one of the early settlers of this county, where he located
some time about the year 1800. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. Our subject's grandfathers on both sides were
soldiers of the Revolution. Mr. Bowers in early life learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed for three
years, at the expiration of which time he bought a farm, and since then has engaged in farming, now owning about
one hundred acres. In 1841, he married Ruhama Guy, who was born in Franklin County, Ohio, in 1819. She was a daughter
of Jacob Guy. By this union eight children were born, of whom four survive, viz., Betsey L., Daniel E., John P.
and Addax M. Mrs. Bowers died in 1871. She was a good wife, an affectionate parent, and a consistent member of
the Presbyterian Church. In 1872, Mr. Bowers married Alvina Newton, a native of Darby Township. This union has
been without issue. Mr. Bowers is a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow fraternities.
History of Madison County, Ohio
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Madison County, Ohio Biographies
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