Stella Ophelia Bowling and Amos Blakey Cunningham

The following portrait was taken of my great-great-grandparents Stella Ophelia Bowling and Amos Blakey Cunningham on May 30, 1894, their wedding day, in Collin County, Texas. Stella Bowling was the daughter of William J. Bowling and Mary Elizabeth Kennedy and Amos Cunningham was the son of Johnson Franklin Cunningham and Mary Anne Penelope Anthony.

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17 thoughts on “Stella Ophelia Bowling and Amos Blakey Cunningham”

  1. Your site is very nice, but I got a little confused with it. Do you have any more on the Bowling family? I’m researching Bowling for my best friend, and I think your Bowling line is related to hers. Here is what I think is your line. I’m not sure. Do you know your Bowling line? Let me know if this is your line? Thanks.

    Benjamin BOWLING, JR married Mary LATHAM. [Note: My friend’s family is descended from this family.]

    I. Benjamin Bowling, Jr. married Winifred GARRSON.

    …A. Jarrett Bowling married Eleanor GARRISON.

    ……1. Henry BOWLING b. 1785 in Tazewell Co., VA. Married Ann HIGGINBOTHAN.

    ……..a. Charles BOWLING married Irene ATKINS.

    ………..i. James A. Bowling

    ………..ii. Martha Elizabeth Bowling

    ………..iii. William J. Bowling m. Mary (Mollie) Elizabeth Kennedy

    ………..iv. Benjamin H. Bowling

    ………..v. Rebecca Bowling

    ……… Andrew Bowling


    …………..[II] Velma G. Bowling

    …………..[III] Oliver (Ollie) Bowling

    1880 U.S. Federal Census. Name. STELLA O. BOWLING. Age 13. Estimated birth year: 1867. Birthplace: Tennessee. Occupation: At Home. Relationship to head-of-household: Daughter. Home in 1880: Precinct 7, Wise, Texas. Marital Status: Single. Race: White. Gender: Female. Father’s name: William J. Bowling. Father’s birthplace: Tennessee. Mother’s name: Mollie E. Bowling. Mother’s birthplace: Mississippi. 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Census Place: Precinct 7, Wise, Texas. Roll: T9_1333. Family History Film: 1255333. Page 243A. Enumeration District 131. Enumerated on June 15&16, 1880.

  2. Hello
    I was searching for the Bowling family and stumbled upon this site. I also am descended from Benjamin Bowling and Mary Latham (as above post) and I am also confused now! LOL
    Does this Stella Bowling fall under their lineage? We have a Stella Bowling too but our lines disagree further up the tree.
    I would love help in sorting this out and seeing if this is indeed “my” Stella too =)

  3. Hey i would like to talk to you about the bowlings. I am a bowling and my dad is from lychburg. we are related to some white people but we dont really know are line real well. email and get back to me thanks

  4. I am a descendent of Jarret Bowling (m. Elenor Garrison).

    Bemjamin Bowling Jr.
    Jarrett Bowling
    Benjamin J. Bowling
    Henry H. Bowling
    Perry Lyons Bowling
    Manuel Bowling
    Emerson Bowling

  5. I am related to a Rebecca Bowling. She was born on 11 Aug. 1763 in Virginia and married David Hudson was born in 1760 in Virginia. Do you know anything about this Rebecca, her parents and sibblings.

  6. jarret bowling was my grandpa as well george henrey bowling b march 10 1866 d may 20 1933 was my great grampa his wife was mary walker they were in ky . i do know a little about them and some of the past

  7. karen
    the writings about stella ophelia bowling cunningham are of great concern to me help me this Bowling woman. I am searching diligently for information for myself, my aunt and etc etc. for family of james bowling, USA ARMY born in chicago illinois, famiyt from virginia possible married a gal from tennessee i believe and lived in Kentucky. He james Arthur bowling moved to new castle canada and married anne victoria lumsden. i seek info on jmaes bowling one and two generations before james arthur bowling. of native decent but may have put white on census.
    my aunt and i are at a loss right now and want to complete a beautiful genealogy charting. related to a mary murphy bowling whom married a james bowling geneartions down from stella. we have a stella bowling related to us generations up from this stella.
    can you help.
    thank you lorri bowling

  8. I am a decendent of Ollie Oscar & Lola May Bowling ( Faternal Grandparents). Curious to see if this may be my Bowling line…..Thanks

  9. This Bowling line is descended from Thomas Bouldinge.
    Look at Larry Darden Bowling’s web site…..
    and ((( Bolling family association )))))

    Boulden, Bolling, Bowling, Boulden, Bouldin, Boling are the different spellings of the name.

    DNA has been tested in this line…

    It is not the Benjamin Bolling line-sorry!

  10. I am a descendant of James and Charlotte Bowling of Haralson County, Georgia, they were my Grandparents and we have a very large family, very large. Just wondering if you had any ties to these Bowlings. There is a bunch of us! Thank you. Roy

  11. Hi, my name is Matthew Bowling from way down here in South Texas, my grandparents were Matha and Newell Bowling (fraternal). I am a wine and spirits consultant down here in RGV Texas and graduated with a history degree and realized how little I knew of my own family. I was curious so this is my start at digging in my spare time and I came across your site( very nice by the way). I am not sure if you are from my branch of the Bowling family but thought maybe you can point me in the right directions. Thanks so much.


    1. Hi Matthew, I am not sure if there is a connection or not. Your grandparents’ names are not familiar to me. Do you by any chance know the names of your grandfather’s grandparents?

  12. Dana, Does the name Mrs. G.B. Bowling possibly from Tennessee ring any bells. I had purchased a victorian styled box with that name and a date july 22, 1885 on it. It was Manufactured by Wilcox Silver Plate Co. est. 1867 in Meriden, Conn. I’m trying to find some background information on the Bowling family myself for some history to this box. Thanks

    1. I’m afraid it doesn’t, but the state has a lot of Bowlings. I don’t think my particular branch were living in Tennessee any longer by 1885.

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