Free-Issue Death Certificates: BOWSER.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
William Hardy Bowser. Died 19 April 1928, Alligator, Tyrrell County. Colored. Married. Farmer. Born 9 September 1859 in Tyrrell County to Zion Bowser and Nansy Hill. Buried home cemetery. Informant, Linton Bowser, South Shores.
William Franklin Bowser. Died 28 June 1917, Alligator, Tyrrell County. Colored. Married. Farmer. Born 14 July 1862, Tyrrell County to Zion Bowser and Nancy Hill, both of Tyrrell Hill. Buried South Shore. Informant, Ardel Liverman, South Shore.
Ellin E. Sykes. Died 10 Dec 1930, Alligator, Tyrrell County. Colored. Widowed. Age 65. Born Tyrrell County to Zion Bowser and Nancy O. Buried at Twiddy graveyard. Informant, John W. Sykes.
In the 1860 census of Tyrrell County: Zion Bowser, 24, mariner, wife Nancy, 20, and son Hardy, 9 months.
Polly Bowser. Died 19 November 1932, Gum Neck, Tyrrell County. Negro. Widow of Randell Bowser. Midwife. Age 89. Born in Gum Neck to Abner Hill and Litha Hill, both of Gum Neck. Informant, Tom Barrow.
In the 1860 census of Tyrrell County: Abner Hill, 67, farmer, wife Elitha, 54, and Edmund, 23, William, 19, Elizabeth, 17, Mary, 12, Asa, 10, Agga, 8, and Eliza, 4.
John Bryant. Died 28 November 1923, Alligator, Tyrrell County. Resided Fort Landing. Colored. Married to Burney Bryant. Farmer. Age about 70. Born Alligator to Martin Bryant of Gum Neck and Nancy Bowser of Alligator. Buried South Shore cemetery. Informant, Bunch Bryant.
In the 1860 census of Tyrrell County: Martin Bryan, 50, farm laborer, wife Nancy, 25, and children Victoria, 12, Mary, 10, Sarepta, 7, Martha, 6, John, 4, Affa, 1, and Nelson Bryan, 11.