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Date: 3/5/2004 at 19:12:55
N. D. Bowles
One of the prominent citizens of Rockford Township is a native of Holmes County, O., born May 3, 1833. He was reared and educated in his native place, residing there until his eighteenth year, when he came to Iowa, locating in Clayton County in the summer of 1851. In 1872 he moved to Osceola County, and in 1877 to Floyd County, where he has remained since. His marriage to Bertha A. Cummings occurred Nov. 14, 1856. She was born in Michigan, June 29, 1837. Mr. Bowles enlisted in February 1862, in the Sixteenth United States Infantry, and served two years, participating in the battles of Shiloh, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Resaca, Kennesaw Gap, Atlanta and was captured just before the memorable battle of Perryville, Ky., but succeeded in making his escape that night, and returned to his regiment. He was appointed master of transportation of the army from Louisville, Ky., to Fort Scott, Kan., and was there from June until the following January. After the close of the war he returned to Floyd County, and has been prominently identified with the agricultural interests of Rockford Township since. Politically he is a strong supporter of the Republican party.
-source: History of Floyd County, Iowa
Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1882.
LaCrosse, WI : Brookhaven Press, 2000 [Reprint]- Rockford Township; Page 903
-transcribed by Kathy Gerkins
Clayton Biographies maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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