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December, 1745 Thomas Bowles  Elizabeth Latty
(Church records also lists baptizing of two daughters - "Baptized in the Marlborough Church, child Mary, born April 1, 1750, baptized May 1st, parents, Thomas and Mrs. Bowles"; and 1758 - "child Sarah, born April 27, baptized June 27th, parents Thomas and Elizabeth Bowles."  Their son, Thomas Bowles, Rev. War  soldier from Orange Co., NC stated in his pension application that he was "born in Lancaster County, PA, and was taken by his parents, at the age of about eighteen months, to Orange County, NC."  His file also states that he was 69 years old in 1832, which would place his birth date at about 1763, making the family's migration to NC about 1765. Thomas Bowles had a land patent for 200 acres in Lancaster County, PA on June 19, 1744.  The "History of Lancaster  County by S. C. Stevenson" stated that he lived next to John Taylor, over Susquehanna.  The "History of Lancaster   County by Franklin Ellis and Samuel Evans (1883) page 974 stated that he lived in Martic township.  It further stated that the Muddy Run Presbyterian Church was established in 1742, and that almost the whole congregation moved to  South Carolina due to the Indian attacks.  PA Land Warrant map C26-3 shows Thomas Bowles land as being in present Fawn now Peach Bottom Township in the County of York when surveyed in 1838 for James Ramsey.   The Will of Thomas Bowles (senior) in Orange County, NC in 1789 was witnessed by James Latta, James Latta, Jr. and Jane Davis (see Jane Latta Davis next line)  The Will identifies wife Elizabeth, sons Thomas, William, and John, and daughters, Elizabeth Murdock, Sarah Bowles, and granddaughter Sarah Clark (perhaps daughter of daughter Mary) "In the name of God, amen, I, Thomas Bowls of Orange County, and State of North Carolina, being at present weak  in body but in as reasonable mind and memory blessed be God for his mercy, and calling to mind the mortality of my body do make and ordain this my last will and testament, and first of all I recommend my Soul into the hand of God that  gave it and my body to the Earth to be buried in a descent and Christian like manner at the ?? of my friends and as touching my worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me, I give bequeath and devise in the following manner, that is to say, First I give to my wife, ELIZABETH BOWLS three cows and one horse or mare (?), saddle and bridle,  one good feather bed and furniture, one trunk and boxes what she pleases to take, one woolen wheel and one linnen wheel and cheek (?), one iron pot of her choice, one iron cettle (kettle), and one brass one, a pair fire tongs and pot rack and the half of the pewter.  I give and bequeath to my two sons THOMAS BOWLS and WILLIAM BOWLS  all that piece or parsel of land whereon I now live situated lying on both sides of the North Fork of Little River containing two hundred and two acres as will appear by grant from JOHN EMBRY to be equally divided in quantity between   said THOMAS and WILLIAM BOWLS.  My son THOMAS BOWLS to have that part whereon is the dwelling house  and improvements, notwithstanding it is the intent of my will that my wife ELIZABETH BOWLS have her maintance by the produce of the improvement during her widowhood.  I give and bequeath to my son JOHN BOWLS twenty  pounds current money to be paid arrising as a moiety out of the above improvement payable by my son THOMAS BOWLS.  I give and bequeath to my daughter ELIZABETH MURDAK (or possibly Murdock) twenty pounds current money as   a moiety arrising out of the improved part bequeathed to my son WILLIAM BOWLS, which two sums of twenty pounds  is not to be paid until a full year after my decease and I ratify and confirm the above gifts bequeathed to my two sons THOMAS BOWLS and WILLIAM BOWLS with all other gifts given by me or granted heretofore to them and their heirs and assigns forever; allowing an equal devision between them both of all the Plantation utenshals (utensils). I give and bequeath to my daughter SARAH BOWLS ten shillings together with all gifts granted by me heretofore  given to her.  I give and bequeath to my grand daughter SARAH CLARK one horse and two cows; after my just debts  and funeral charges is paid, all the remains and remainder of my estate not mentioned in this grant to be equally divided between my wife, ELIZABETH BOWLS and my son THOMAS BOWLS and my son WILLIAM BOWLS and I make  and ordain them my said two sons THOMAS BOWLS and WILLIAM BOWLS sole executors of this my last will according  to my true intent and meaning and no other.  In witness whereof I the said THOMAS BOWLS have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine, signed sealed and delivered by the said THOMAS BOWLS as and for his last will and testament. In the presence of us who were present at the signing and sealing thereof (signed THOMAS BOWLS - his mark); JAMES   LATTA, JANE DAVIS (her mark) JAMES LATTA JUNIOR.
May 14, 1751 Robert Davis Jane Latta The marriage records of Orange County, NC show that Thomas Bowles, Jr. married Anne Davis on May 16, 1791. The bondsman was Robert Davis, who may be her father. 
December 21, 1751 Edward Dougherty Anna Cassidy  
January 1, 1767 George Duffield Margaret Armstrong Rev. George Duffield and his son George Duffield owned land in Huntingdon Co. beside of an Agnes Latta, Antes Township, and George Duffield also owned land as a nonresident at Shirley township, Huntingdon Co., PA.
November 2, 1772 Joseph Latta Susanna Steen Branch 51.
March 11, 1773 Edward Daugherty Elizabeth Bellieu  Both of Red Lion Hundred, DE (An Edward Daugherty lived beside of John Latta, Br. 17 in the 1790 census in Shirley township, Huntingdon Co., PA.  John Latta's mother was a Mary Daugherty.)
June 19, 1775 Francis Cluggage Jean Nixon
Branch 17 - Jean Nixon was the sister of Mary Nixon, and Francis Cluggage was an innkeeper in Huntingdon Co., PA where Branch 17 John Latta resided.  Delaware Wills, New Castle, Delaware.  James Nixon, Yoeman.  Brandywine Hundreds, written May 16, 1773, and probated June 26, 1775.  His wife, Mary and son, George were to execute the will.  He bequeathed property to his wife Mary, son George, son James, and money to son-in-law James Hannah, and Elizabeth, his wife, son-in-law, John Latta and Mary his wife, son-in-law, Samuel Donnald and Catherine, his wife, and to his daughter, Jean Nixon, then unmarried.  The History of New Castle, Delaware stated that many of the Quakers married at the Old Swede Church when they were in a hurry to marry and didn't want to wait for the Quaker church's permission, which took longer.

Marriages in New Castle, Delaware (not at the Old Swede Church)
January 1, 1773     John Latta and  Mary Nixon (Branch 17)