About John C Bowlby
In war of 1812.
John C. Bowlby was born in New Jersey on June 29, 1799 and married Miss Ann Young in 1820. In 1851 John C Bowlby and family moved to Tazewell County from Ohio where he was engaged in farming and continued to farm in Dillion township on rented land until 1866. He then bought a valuable tract of land in Section 30, in Dillon, and continued to raise stock and farm. They raised a family here and were identified with the Methodist Church. The children were each given an 80 acre farm when they were married, and it was on of these farms that Charles Bowlby, a son of John and Ann, got his start farming.
1860 census: Pekin, Tazewell Co., Il., USA
J C Bolby age 59 b N.J. Wife Ann age 57 or 59 b. N.J. son Charles age 22 b. N.J. son Elliott age 12 b. Oh.
(census recorded 12 jun 1860)
1870 Census: Dillon, Tazewell Co., Il., USA
John C. Bowlby age 70 b. N.J. Wife Ann age 68 b. N.J. son Chas. age 30 b. N.J. son Elliott age 21
b. Oh. daughter Josephine age 19 b. Il. Married nov 1869 (census recorded 11 aug 1870)