Free-Issue Death Certificates: BOWSER, no. 2.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
Gid Bowser. Died 12 Aug 1925, Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County. Colored. Widower of Everlyn Robinson. Born 1 February 1857 in Halifax County to Tom Bowser and Rocksana Manly. Buried Halifax County. Informant, Willis Bowser.
Elizabeth Burn. Died 15 December 1917, Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County. Colored. Widow. Born 13 September 1860 in Halifax County to Tom Bowser and Roxana Manly. Buried Halifax County. Informant, W. Frank Bowser.
In the 1860 census of Western District, Halifax County: Thomas Bowser, 47, wife Roxanna, 27, and children Gideon, 3, and Penny E., 2.
James Christopher Toney. Died 19 September 1923, Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County. Resided Rosemary Street. Colored. Married to Hattie T. Toney. Farmer. Born 15 January 1857 in Halifax County to Hilliard Toney and Jane Bowser. Buried Toney cemetery. Informant, Vivian Toney.
In the 1860 census of Western District, Halifax County: Hilliard Toney, 45, wife Jane, 28, and Kinchen, 8, Orsborn, 5, and James, 2.
Isiah Bowser. Died 22 January 1916, Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County. Colored. Married. Farm help. About 58 years old. Born Halifax County to Eaton Bowser and Sallie Bowser. Informant, John Carter.
In the 1860 census of Western District, Halifax County: Eaton Bowser, 34, farmer, wife Lucinda, 27, and children Rebecca, 9, Sallie, 8, George, 5, William, 3, and unknown, 3 months.
James Bowser. Died 1 November 1925, Poplar Branch, Currituck County. Born 9 August 1849, Currituck County to Jonas Bowser and Matilia Case.
In the 1860 census of Powells Point, Currituck County: Jonas Bowser, 37, laborer, wife Mahala, 33, and son James, 10.
Elizabeth Burn is actually Penelope Elizabeth Bowser Brown. It was a misspelling in the record.
Early death certs are notoriously inaccurate. Thanks!
Have reasons to believe I am a Decendent of this family Gid Bowser, William Bowser who’s father is Wiley and mother is Mary (great grand parents)