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George Washington Bonwell (abt. 1812 - 1876)

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George Washington Bonwell
Born about in Accomack County, Virginiamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Gloucester County, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Mar 2016
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George was born about 1812. He is the son of John Bonnewell and Catherine Kellam.


1837 February 21: Will of Howson Kellam, dated ... and proved January 25, 1847 (partly) To son Custis Kellam ... To my 3 grandchildren Betsy, William & George Bonewell $1 each. Barry W. Miles and Moody K. Miles III, Abstracts of the Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia, 1800-1860 (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 2007), Volume 1, page 303.

1841-1850 George Bonnyville, taxpayer Gloucester County Personal Property Tax Book, 1835-1850, Gloucester County Clerk's Office.

1842 George Bonnyville 100 acres of Benj. and Ed. H. Rowe. Gloucester County Land Book, 1842, Gloucester County Clerk's Office.

1843 George Bonnyville 100 acres, value $400, "This is a part of Tabitha Rowes land sold by the heirs of her husband." Gloucester County Land Book, 1843, Gloucester County Clerk's Office.

George Bonnyville continued to pay taxes on property valued at $400 until 1848 when the valuation suddenly increased to $2,171.47. Gloucester County Land Book, 1848, Gloucester County Clerk's Office. Valuations ceased to be reported after this year.

1851-1861 George Bonnyville continued to pay taxes in Gloucester County usually under this name [exceptions were in 1855 when the name was spelled "Bonnawell", 1856 when the spelling was "Bonawell" and 1857-1861 under "Bonnywell"]. Gloucester County Personal Property Tax Book s, 1851-1856 and 1857-1861, Gloucester County Clerk's Office.

1860 August 17: George Bonnywell, age 47, oysterman, value of personal property $200, cannot read or write; Ann Bonnywell, age 32, cannot read or write; John W. Bonnywell, age 12; Joseph H. Bonnywell, age 10; Lizzie Bonnywell, age 8; Louisianna Bonnywell, age 7; George Bonnyville, age 4; Tibitha Bonnywell, age 2; James B. Bonnywell, age 10 months; and Mary Robins, age 62, cannot read or write. 1860 Census of Gloucester County, Va., page 84, National Archives.

1870 July 29: George Bonowell, age 54, farmer, value-real estate $200; value-personal property $150, cannot read or write but eligible to vote; Nancy Bonowell, age 39, keeping house, cannot read or write; John W. Bonowell, age 21, farmer, eligible to vote; Joseph Bonowell, age 19, farm laborer, cannot write; Louisanna Bonowell, age 17, at home, cannot read or write; George W. Bonowell, age 13, at home, cannot read or write; Tabersha J. Bonowell, age 12, at home, cannot write; Indianna Bonowell, age 9; and Missouri L. Bonowell, age 5. 1870 Census of Abingdon township, Gloucester County, Virginia, page 85, National Archives.

1876 April 6: Death of George Washington Bonnywell. Gloucester County Deaths, 1865-1890, Gloucester County Clerk's Office.

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On 16 May 2015 at 14:55 GMT Phillip Rich wrote:

Bonniville-7 and Bonnewell-29 appear to represent the same person because: Whole family of duplicates, please merge.

George is 20 degrees from SJ Baty, 22 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 19 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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