Tombstone Tuesday: William and Henrietta Bowers Bolinger

This Tombstone Tuesday post is dedicated to my friend & co-worker Rachel.  I’ve been working on her family tree for a few years now off and on and she recently did a little online searching of her own and found tombstone pictures of her 3rd great-grandparents, William Bolinger and Henrietta Catherine (Bowers) Bolinger.   They are buried in Rheatown Cemetery in Rheatown, Greene County, Tennessee.

Henrietta Catherine Bowers Bolinger

William Bolinger

William  (1826-1900) was born in Virginia according to census records and though I don’t yet have documentation of his parents, they were of foreign birth.  Henrietta (1831-1916) was also from Virginia, the daughter of Jacob Bowers and wife Mary.  Henry & Henrietta were married July 18, 1854 in Greene County and from what I’ve gathered so far, had 7 children.  In reviewing the records I see I have much more to do for this line;  so many branches, so little time.

Comments (3)

  1. RachelW

    Thank you! It was really exciting for me to see these, and I really appreciate all the work you’ve put into my tree. I never knew at what point this part of the family came from elsewhere or from where, so I will be fascinated to find out!

  2. Joe Mode


    Henrietta was sister to my Jacob D. Bowers, son of Jacob and Mary Bowers. I still have not found who Jacob Bowers married, Mary’s maiden name. Have any idea?

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