WILLIAM GASTON CHAPTER
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
GASTON, NORTH CAROLINA
MRS. KAY DIXON, NCDAR GENEALOGICAL CHAIRMAN
CASWELL COUNTY RECORDS
BIBLE RECORDS OF CASWELL CO. N.C.
Collected by J. BURCH BLAYLOCK,
REGISTER OF DEEDS, CASWELL CO. N.C.
John Burch BLAYLOCK GAVE MRS. KAY DIXON PERMISSION TO
HAVE THESE RECORDS TYPED, IN ORDER THAT THE D.A.R.
LIBRARY IN WASHINGTON MIGHT HAVE ALL OF CASWELL COUNTY'S
VALUABLE COLLECTION OF RECORDS.
WILLIAM BRUDLY [Bradley] BOWE
CASWELL COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Owner of Bible:
Mrs. Annie Lee Gunn Aldridge
(Mrs. W. Preston Aldridge) Rt. 1,
Yanceyville, N. C.
William Bradley Bowe and Mary Ann Miles were married December 15th, A. D., 1831 - Caswell Co., N. C.;
Thomas C. Bowe was married to Mary Rudd of Prince Edward County, Oct. 11th, 1854;
Sarah Virginia Bowe was married to William E. Harrelson April 20th, 1853;
Elizabeth J. Bowe was married to George Featherston 15th day December, 1858;
Harriet Ann Bowe was married to Samuel W. Evans 12th, Oct., 1862
Huldah G. Bowe was married to Felix M. Neal by Rev. Sol Lea 3rd of December, 1867;
T. C. Bowe was married the second time on the of Dec. 1859 to Miss Lucie Millner.
James D. Aldridge was married to H. G. Neal on the 19th of Oct. 1882 by V. A. Sharpe;
Henry A. Howard was married to Ada M. Neal the 3rd of Nov. 1886 by Rev. Solomon Lea;
William F. Clayton was married to Annie Mabel Aldridge Dec. 25, 1907 by Rev. R. G. Rood; -
William Preston Aldridge was married to Annie Lee GUNN Dec. 7, 1910 by Rev. Blalock;
William B. Bowe was born in the year of our Lord 19(1808)ninth day February, Pittsylvania Co., Va.;
Mary A. Miles was born 18th January in the year of our Lord, 1808, Caswell Co., N. C.
Thomas Cicero, son of William B. Bowe and Mary A., his wife, was born 12th Oct, 1832, Hillsboro, N. C., Dedicated by Baptism. 1833;
Sarah Virginia, daughter of William B. Bowe and Mary A., his wife, was born 15th day May A.D., 1835, Caswell Co., N. C., Dedicated by Baptism same year;
Elizabeth Jane, daughter of William B. Bowe and Mary A., his wife, was born May 3rd, A.D., 1837, Caswell Co., N. C. Dedicated by Baptism same year;
William Preston, son of William B. Bowe and Mary A., his wife, was born June 25th, A.D., 1839, Caswell Co., N. C.; Dedicated by Baptism same year;
Mary Allen, daughter of William B. Bowe and Mary A., his wife, was born October 12th, A.D., 1841 - Caswell Co., N. C. Dedicated by Baptism next year;
Harriet Ann, daughter of William B. Bowe and Mary A., his wife, was born Feb. 19th, A.D.,1844 - Caswell Co., N. C.; Dedicated by Baptism 1845;
Huldah Gunn, daughter of William B. Bowe and Mary A., his wife, was born the 6th. December, A.D., 1846 - Caswell Co., N. C.; dedicated by Baptism 1849;
James Preston, son of William Preston Aldridge and Annie, his wife, was born June 5th, 1912, Caswell Co., Yanceyville, N. C.
Ada Marshall Neal, daughter of Felix H. Neal & Huldah G. Neal, was born August 31st, 1868 - Locust Hill, N. C.;
William Preston Aldridge, son of James D. and H. G. Aldridge, was born Sept. the 7th, 1883, Yanceyville, N. C.;
Annie Mabel Aldridge, daughter of J. D. and H. G. Aldridge, was born Jan. 19th, 1886 - Yanceyville, N. C.;
Mabel Pauline, daughter of W.F. Clayton & Mabel, his wife, was born May 1st, 1911, Mebane, N. C.;
Huldah Elizabeth Howard, daughter of Henry A. Howard and Ada M. Howard, his wife, was born July 16th, 1887 - Locust Hill, N. C.;
Annie Virginia Howard was born 28 day of March, 1889 - Locust Hill, N. C.
Ella Stokes Howard was born in Granville September 3rd, 1891;
Henry Allen Howard, son of Henry A. Howard and Ada, his wife, was born Feb. 20th, 1896 - Montgomery place;
Ada Neal Howard was born August 30th, 1902, daughter of Henry A. Howard and Ada, his wife, Yanceyville, N. C.;
Myrle Elise Clayton was born Oct. 26, 1908, daughter of W. F. Clayton and Mabel, his wife, Mebane, N. C.;
Felix Neal Howard, son of Henry A. and Ada, his wife, was born Feb. 23, 1910 - Yanceyville;
Mary Ann Bowe departed this life on the morning of the 27th of Dec., 1856 - 49th year;
William Preston Bowe departed this life on 20th day of July, 1861 a soldier in the Confederate Army at Culpepper Court House, Virginia of Typhoid Fever;
Mary Allen Bowe departed this life 28th May, 1866 being 24 years, 7 months &16 days old; she had professed religion several years before her death & she had strong hope in her death in wanted to depart & be with him;
W. E. Harrelson departed this life 13th of August, 1866 in full hope of Heaven;
Felix M. Neal died the 13th of March, 1869 - He gave strong evidence of his acceptance with Christ.
Elizabeth J. Featherston departed this life the 29th of July, 1876 in the 39th year of her age. She was a Christian;
Wm. B. Bowe departed this life on the evening of the 9th of Feby, 1880 it being his seventy second birthday; he died as he lived a true and firm Christian;
S. W. Evans died the 24th of March, 1881 - Only gone before He trusted in Christ fully;
Thomas C. Bowe, oldest son of W. B. Bowe & Mary A., his wife, departed this life on the 30th. day of January, 1896;
Viny, an old servant woman, died Dec. 27th, 1862;
Annie A. Bowe died Nov. 29th, 1888; wife of W. B. Bowe at J. D. Aldridge 's;
James D. Aldridge departed this life Oct. 15th, 1899;
Anny Bowe, wife of W. B. Bowe, departed this life novo 29th, 1888;
James D. Aldridge departed this life Oct. 15th, 1899 in the 43rd year of his life;
Hattie A. Evans, daughter of William. B. Bowe & Mary, his wife, died Jan. 7th, 1901. She passed away happy in her Savior's love;
Thomas Allen Harralson departed this life Feb. 1910 in Richmond at his home, submissive to his Lord's Will and happy in His love;
Henry Allen Howard departed this life Mar. 18, 1914 in the 55 year of his life in the full assurance of a Savior's love.
Huldah Elizabeth Howard, daughter of Henry A. and Ada Howard, departed this life Apr. 5th, 1915. Her hope was realized when she celebrated Easter in Heaven;
Huldah Gunn Aldridge, the wife of James D. Aldridge, departed this life June 10, 1926 in full hope of Heaven;
Sarah Virginia Harrelson, the daughter of Wm. B. Bowe, departed this life May 29th, 1923; .
This same Bible had attached on the back flyleaf the newspaper notice of the death of Mrs. Huldah G. Aldridge and the following is an excerpt
Mrs. Huldah G. Aldridge Dies at Yanceyville
Funeral service for Mrs. Huldah Gunn Aldridge, 79, were held from the Yanceyville Methodist Church Friday afternoon by her pastor, Rev. W. C. Merritt, in charge, and she was laid to rest in the nearby church cemetery. She passed away Thursday afternoon following a long invalidism incident to her advanced years. Death came to her at the home of her son, W. P. Aldridge, two miles west of Yanceyville. She was a life-long resident of Caswell and was a daughter of William B. BOWE and she came of a family which was closely connected with the history of the county. She was a great granddaughter of Starling Gunn, a Revolutionary Patriot, who fired the first shot at the battle of Yorktown and was an eye witness of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis. Surviving children are Mrs. Ada Neal Howard, Preston Aldridge, and Mrs. Mabel Clayton; surviving grandchildren are Henry A. Howard, Neal Howard, Mrs. S. B. Moore, Roxboro; Mrs. L. E. Helper, Thomasville;(probably should be Hepler); Mrs. Ada Carter, Yanceyville; James Aldridge, Ida Lea Aldridge, Ralph Aldridge, Eugene Aldridge, Bille Aldridge, Merle Clayton, Pauline Clayton, Lucie Clayton, Zelma Clayton and Thelma Clayton. The following great-grandchildren also survive; Howard Helpler, Louise Helpler, Mabel Helplar, Stokes Helpler, Bobbie Lea Helpler, Allen Howard, George Howard, Mary E. Carter, Helen Moore, Earl Moore, Billie Moore, and Howard Moore. She first joined the Yanceyville Methodist Church at age of 12 years and later moved her membership to Prospect and she was a member there the balance of her life. The pall was borne by the following friends: L. B. Page, Bobbie Poteat, Eddie Poteat, W. W. Rowland, John T. Lyons, John Allison and H. H. Roberts. Beautiful floral designs were carried by Ella Foster, Merle Clayton, Ada Carter, Ida Lea Aldridge, Virginia Dameron, Mabel Satterfield, Lucile Clayton, Ruby Gunn, Annie Lea Neal and Louise Neal.
Recorded herein on this July 25th, 1956.
J. B. Blaylock, Register of Deeds.
Copied from the files of Register of Deeds, Caswell Co., N. C.;
Mr. J. Burch Blaylock; by Mrs. Kay Dixon, member of William Gaston Chapter D A R. Gastonia, N. C. August 1956