James David Bowland Sr. b. Canada?

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I'm looking for any information about my ggGF James David Bowland Sr.. He was born in 1848, and died in 1929, killed in the Civil War. He was married to Catherine Baddor. I can't seem to find anything on family before him, so it's like he came out of nowhere!
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Something isn't correct here.  If he was killed in the Civil War he couldn't have died in 1929?
What location - country, region etc. is he found in any census? What were their childrens names and birthplace?
I'm sorry...It's a bit confusing since at least 2 had the same name. I think his (my gGrandfathers) birth date was 1848, but there was also another James David Bowland born about 1820, and he was the one who died in the Civil War. This would have been my ggGrandfather.
Name: JAMES David BOWLAND
Sex: M
Birth: 1820
Death:
Note:
1860 Census. Wisconsin, Racine County, Racine, Dwelling Number 526. Age 40.
Sailor. Married with 4 children.
Killed in Civil War. See History of Rawlins County, Part I
Moved to Rawlins County KS in 1886 from Racine, Racine WI

Here is the decendancy:
 James David BOWLAND
  + Catherine BADDOR d: 1900
    2 James David BOWLAND b: 25 NOV 1848 d: MAY 1929 (my gGrandfather)
      + Sarah Jane CUZNER d: 1893 (his first wife-not my ancestor)
        3 Simon James BOWLAND b: 15 OCT 1877 d: 9 SEP 1911
          + Dolly Mae SPEARS b: 14 OCT 1882 d: 18 MAY 1928
            4 Elsie Bell BOWLAND b: 15 DEC 1896 d: 19 FEB 1933
              + Sidney HOOPER
            4 Ellis BOWLAND b: 30 MAR 1902
            4 Wesley Charles BOWLAND b: 7 MAY 1903
              + Margaret ??LASTNAME
            4 Ada Grace BOWLAND b: 9 JAN 1905
              + Forest WALKER
            4 Lucie Verne BOWLAND b: 4 MAY 1907
              + Alva H GRISWOLD
            4 Floyd BOWLAND b: 16 FEB 1910 d: 17 MAY 1912
         Cecilia Rachel Regina "Celia" RUMMEL b: 20 APR 1876 d: 6 JUN 1953 (She was my gGrandmother)
        3 infant BOWLAND
        3 Walter Asa BOWLAND b: 14 SEP 1897 d: 23 JUN 1965
          + Phebe DEGARMO b: 12 DEC 1899 d: 18 FEB 1952
            4 Norris Niles BOWLAND b: 2 APR 1922
              + Elise SMITH
            4 Lyle Leslie BOWLAND b: 13 JUL 1924 d: 13 MAR 1926
            4 Norma Marie BOWLAND b: 21 FEB 1926
              + J V CANNADAY
              + Dale V WALTHER
            4 Loyd Marshal BOWLAND b: 18 NOV 1929 d: 28 FEB 1965
              + Living BUTELL
              + Living SOLOMAN
            4 Living BOWLAND
              + Living MILLER~IVY
            4 Living BOWLAND
              + Living VOLBERDING
              + Living FOWLER~MILLER
            4 Living BOWLAND
              + Living STONE
            4 Living BOWLAND
              + Living KRAICH

I just can't find out who James David Bowland Sr.'s parents were. There is nothing I've been able to find from before 1820.

2 Answers

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Possibities although the above dates are quite confusing.

From familysearch.org

 

U S Census, 1860 , 3D Ward, Racine, Wisconsin   Page: 74  Family Number: 526

James D Boland   Age 40 Est birth yr 1820 Eng

Catharine Boland Age 37  1823 NY

Catherine Boland  Age 15  1845 NY

James Boland Age 11 1849 Canada

Mary Boland Age 9  1851  Wisconsin

Oscar Boland  Age 0 years  1860  Wisconsin

 

U S Census, 1870 Wisconsin

Catherine Bowland F 42y Canada

 James Bowland  M 21y Canada

 Oscar Bowland M 10y Wisconsin

 

U S Census, 1880  Racine, Wisconsin

SELF  James Bolland  M 30 Canada

WIFE  Sarah Bolland F 28 Wisconsin

DAU  Mattie K. Bolland F 5 Wisconsin

SON  Simon J. Bolland M 2 Iowa

MOTH  C. D. Bowland F 54 Canada

 

Wisconsin, Marriages

Groom James David Bowland

Birthplace Bedford, Canada

Parents James Bowland  Bowland

Bride  Sarah Jane Cuzner

Parents Edward Cuzner   Martha Cuzner

Marriage : 24 Oct 1872  Racine, Wisconsin

 

Groom Hans Christian Jenson

 Birthplace: Denmark

Parents Jens Peter Jenson   Christina Maria Jenson

Bride: Mary Bowland  (?sister)

Parents James Bowland   Catherine Bowland

Marriage Date: 04 Apr 1868

Marriage Place: Racine, Racine, Wisconsin

 

 

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (621k points)
I'm sorry...It's a bit confusing since at least 2 had the same name. I think his (my gGrandfathers) birth date was 1848, but there was also another James David Bowland born about 1820, and he was the one who died in the Civil War. This would have been my ggGrandfather.
Name: JAMES David BOWLAND
Sex: M
Birth: 1820
Death:
Note:
1860 Census. Wisconsin, Racine County, Racine, Dwelling Number 526. Age 40.
Sailor. Married with 4 children.
Killed in Civil War. See History of Rawlins County, Part I
Moved to Rawlins County KS in 1886 from Racine, Racine WI

Here is the decendancy:
 James David BOWLAND
  + Catherine BADDOR d: 1900
    2 James David BOWLAND b: 25 NOV 1848 d: MAY 1929 (my gGrandfather)
      + Sarah Jane CUZNER d: 1893 (his first wife-not my ancestor)
        3 Simon James BOWLAND b: 15 OCT 1877 d: 9 SEP 1911
          + Dolly Mae SPEARS b: 14 OCT 1882 d: 18 MAY 1928
            4 Elsie Bell BOWLAND b: 15 DEC 1896 d: 19 FEB 1933
              + Sidney HOOPER
            4 Ellis BOWLAND b: 30 MAR 1902
            4 Wesley Charles BOWLAND b: 7 MAY 1903
              + Margaret ??LASTNAME
            4 Ada Grace BOWLAND b: 9 JAN 1905
              + Forest WALKER
            4 Lucie Verne BOWLAND b: 4 MAY 1907
              + Alva H GRISWOLD
            4 Floyd BOWLAND b: 16 FEB 1910 d: 17 MAY 1912
         Cecilia Rachel Regina "Celia" RUMMEL b: 20 APR 1876 d: 6 JUN 1953 (She was my gGrandmother)
        3 infant BOWLAND
        3 Walter Asa BOWLAND b: 14 SEP 1897 d: 23 JUN 1965
          + Phebe DEGARMO b: 12 DEC 1899 d: 18 FEB 1952
            4 Norris Niles BOWLAND b: 2 APR 1922
              + Elise SMITH
            4 Lyle Leslie BOWLAND b: 13 JUL 1924 d: 13 MAR 1926
            4 Norma Marie BOWLAND b: 21 FEB 1926
              + J V CANNADAY
              + Dale V WALTHER
            4 Loyd Marshal BOWLAND b: 18 NOV 1929 d: 28 FEB 1965
              + Living BUTELL
              + Living SOLOMAN
            4 Living BOWLAND
              + Living MILLER~IVY
            4 Living BOWLAND
              + Living VOLBERDING
              + Living FOWLER~MILLER
            4 Living BOWLAND
              + Living STONE
            4 Living BOWLAND
              + Living KRAICH

I just can't find out who James David Bowland Sr.'s parents were. There is nothing I've been able to find from before 1820.
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Actually James David Bowland Senior did not die in the civil war.  "U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934" US Navy, Acting Ensign 1863,  Private 1st NY Marine Artillery 1862, Catherine D Bowland listed as widow, filed Sep 25 can not read year in Kansas, "U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934" filed 7 Jun 1886 in California, as invalid, Acting Ensign US Navy 1863, NY Marine Artillery, no dependents listed, "1880 California Census" James Bowland (60) b in England, nightwatchman, Grace (52) residing in San Francisco, "1888 Oakland City Directory" Miss Grace Bowland and James D Bowland, master mariner, residing at 619 East Nineteenth, "California Voter Registration" James David Bowland b 1817 at 308 Noe in San Francisco (1878-1886) at 1215 E Twenty-First in Alameda, (1892) in Marin, (1896) listed as a mariner, 79 years old, complexion light, gray eyes, white hair, New York, head of household, East Oakland, Seventh Ward, Precinct #9, residence listed as 25th bet E 14th & E 12th, "San Francisco Call" (6 Jun 1902) pensions granted today. California:...James D Bowland, San Rafael, $12 "FindaGrave" James D Bowland d 7 Nov 1902 buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda, California, "Headstones for Deceased Union Civil War Soldiers" Jas D Bowland, Acting Ensign, US Navy d 7 Nov 1902 Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland CA, "Cemetery Records" plot 12, GAR, section 4, grave 32a
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I had looked at him before, but dismissed him as the wrong one because of the wifes name. I never found the "Headstones" record. Thank you so much! Now I know where he ended up. Now to find out where he came from, and who his parents were! HUGS for finding my Grandpa!!  :)

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