Huerfano County, Colorado
Family Group Sheet

Commadore P. SOWERS

Family Group Sheet
Name: Commadore P. SOWERS, 49
Birth: 1812 Maryland
Death: 12 May 1888 OH.
Burial: Saltsprings Cem,Vinton,co.Oh.
Father: Edward SOWERS, 52 ((1774-)1844)
Mother: Nancy LEACH, 53 (~1774-)
Marriage: 18 May 1833 Morgan co. Oh.
Spouse: Susan (Susanna) GEORGE, 50
Birth: 8 May 1814 Pa
Death: 12 Aug 1889
Burial: Saltsprings Cem,Vinton,co.Oh.
Father: Michael GEORGE, 51 ((1784)-1830)
Mother: Mary?, 1227
1 M: Paul SOWERS, 67
Birth: Feb 1834 MorganCo.Oh?
Death: 1890? Colorado
Burial: Thomas Rodger Cemetery,Huerfano County,Colorado
Spouse: Hannah TURNER, 209
Marriage: 28 Jan 1855 Vinton Co. Oh.
2 M: Hiram SOWERS, 65
Birth: 1837
Spouse: Sara Jane DISHEN, 752
Marriage: 11 Feb 1858 Ross Co.Ohio
3 M: George Washington SOWERS, 68
Birth: 9 Dec 1838 Noble Co or Morgan co., Ohio, USA
Death: 13 Aug 1899 nr. Allensville, Vinton, Ohio, USA
Spouse: Emiline KENNEDY, 954
Marriage: 26 Dec 1858 vinton Co. Oh.
4 M: John Grant SOWERS, 66
Birth: 1840 Morgan Co,Oh
Death: 8 Apr 1893 Frankfort,Oh
Burial: GrennLawn,Cem. Frankfort,RossCo.Ohio
Spouse: Elizabeth Ellen SOWERS, 198
Marriage: 3 Feb 1867 Vinton Co. Oh.
Spouse: Unknown, 1071
Marriage: Unknown
Divorce: During the CivilWar
5 F: Margaret SOWERS, 70
Birth: 1843
6 F: Urian Ann SOWERS, 69
Birth: 1845
Spouse: Carl BOWDLE, 911
7 M: Jesse SOWERS, 47
Birth: 14 Mar 1847 ProbiblyClay twp,Muskingdom Co.
Death: 10 Apr 1910
Burial: Saltsprings Cem,Vinton,co.Oh.
Spouse: Matilda BEEMAN (BEAMAN), 48
Marriage: 19 Sep 1867 Fayette,Oh?

Notes for Commadore P. SOWERS
Commodore was 60yrs old in the 1870 cencus. roll#1276 pg139 also in the 1880 censes.
Comodore Sowers is listed as a Mexican War Veteren in a book on Veterens of Vinton Co,Oh Mexican War Room
The Mexican War was declared on May 13, 1846. It ended on February 2, 1848 with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Approximately 7,000 Ohio men fought for the United States. They formed five infantry regiments, fifteen independent companies of infantry, five companies of the U.S. Infantry and one company of U.S. Mounted Riflemen. Immediately after they were organized, units were sent to Camp Washington near Cincinnati, where they were mustered into service.

Military Notes for Paul (Child 1)
SOWERS, PAUL - service 73rd inf,reg.Co.C out of Chillocothe,oh
1/29/1862 Priv.CivilWar,Union28yrs
Captured 8/30/1862 at the Battle of BullRun,Va
returned to co. 10/30/1862 Mustered out 1/24/65 on expiration of term of service
73rd Regiment Infantry
Organized at Chillicothe, Ohio, and mustered in December 30, 1861. Duty at Camp Logan until January 24, 1862. Moved to Grafton, W. Va., thence to Fetterman January 24-26, and to New Creek February 3. Attached to Cheat Mountain, District Western Virginia, to March, 1862. Schenck's Brigade, Dept., of the Mountains, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

Military Notes for George Washington (Child 3)
George W Sowers Son of Commodore Sowers
04 August 1862 Priv 25
Served Ohio Enlisted C Co. 94th Inf Reg. OH disch disability at Louisville, KY on 08 October 1862
Sowers Washington K 31 Ohio Infantry. Private Private Union
Sowers Washington E 78 Ohio Infantry. Private Private Union
Source: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio
Abbreviation: OHRoster
Published by on 1886

Military Notes for John Grant (Child 4)
John G Sowers son Of Commodore Sowers
20 January 1862 Priv 21
Served Ohio Enlisted K Co. 63rd Inf Reg. OH disch disability at Farmington, MS on 30 May 1862 -He was kicked by a horse and caused a sore on his leg which never healed.
63rd Regiment Infantry
Organized at Marietta, Ohio, by consolidation of Battalions of the 22nd and 63rd Ohio Infantry January 25, 1862. Moved to Paducah, Ky., February 18-23, thence to Commerce, Mo. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Mississippi, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade. 2nd Division, Army of the Mississippi, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 8th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 8th Division, 16th Army of the Tennessee, to March, 1863. 4th Brigade, District of Corinth, Miss., 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of Memphis, 5th Division, 16th Army Corps. to November, 1863. Fuller's Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Operations against New Madrid, Mo., March 3-14, 1862. Siege and capture of Island Number 10, Mississippi River, and pursuit to Tiptonville, March 15-April 8. Tiptonville April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 18-23. Action at Monterey April 29. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Skirmish at Farmington May 1. Reconnaissance toward Corinth May 8.
Source: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio
Abbreviation: OHRoster
Published by on 1886

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