Eugene Rowley

M, (30 April 1900 - December 1983)
  • Marriage*: Eugene Rowley married Marjory Eddy.
  • Birth*: Eugene Rowley was born on 30 April 1900 CO.
  • Death*: He died on December 1983 Palisade, Mesa Co., CO, at age 83.
  • Burial*: He was buried at Palisade, Mesa Co., CO.

Family:

Marjory Eddy ( - 1988)
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Ira Donald Bortles

M, (11 December 1909 - 6 May 2006)
  • Birth*: Ira Donald Bortles was born on 11 December 1909 Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA.
  • He was the son of Lynel Bortles and Eva Margaret Vallier.
  • Marriage*: Ira Donald Bortles married Evelyn Wood on 22 February 1938.
  • Death*: Ira Donald Bortles died on 6 May 2006 Mercer Island, WA, at age 96.

Parents:

Father: Lynel Bortles b. 11 Oct 1891, d. 29 Sep 1950
Mother: Eva Margaret Vallier b. 4 Oct 1890, d. 5 Apr 1971

Family:

Evelyn Wood (10 Nov 1917 - )
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Evelyn Wood

F, (10 November 1917 - )

Family:

Ira Donald Bortles (11 Dec 1909 - 6 May 2006)
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Robert Irving Bortles

M, (19 April 1913 - 3 July 1983)
  • Birth*: Robert Irving Bortles was born on 19 April 1913 Council Bluffs, IA.
  • He was the son of Lynel Bortles and Eva Margaret Vallier.
  • Death*: Robert Irving Bortles died on 3 July 1983 Grand Junction, Mesa Co., CO, at age 70.
  • Burial*: He was buried at Grand Junction, Mesa Co., CO.

Parents:

Father: Lynel Bortles b. 11 Oct 1891, d. 29 Sep 1950
Mother: Eva Margaret Vallier b. 4 Oct 1890, d. 5 Apr 1971

Family:

Child:

William Calvin Bortles b. 29 Nov 1944, d. 17 Feb 1968
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Nina Margaret Bortles

F, (21 February 1915 - 21 May 1984)
  • Burial*: Nina Margaret Bortles was buried at Ashes put in Little Spokand Rive, WA.
  • Birth*: She was born on 21 February 1915 Cresent City, Pottawattamie Co., IA.
  • She was the daughter of Lynel Bortles and Eva Margaret Vallier.
  • Death*: Nina Margaret Bortles died on 21 May 1984 near Spokane, WA, at age 69.

Parents:

Father: Lynel Bortles b. 11 Oct 1891, d. 29 Sep 1950
Mother: Eva Margaret Vallier b. 4 Oct 1890, d. 5 Apr 1971

Family:

Child:

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Avis Irene Bortles

F, (7 February 1920 - 26 November 2006)
  • Birth*: Avis Irene Bortles was born on 7 February 1920 Haxtun, Phillips Co., CO.
  • She was the daughter of Lynel Bortles and Eva Margaret Vallier.
  • Death*: Avis Irene Bortles died on 26 November 2006 Anchoage, AK, at age 86 ANCHORAGE
    Avis Gordon, 86

    Avis Irene Bortles Gordon, 86, died of cancer Nov. 27, 2006, at home in Anchorage.
    Mrs. Gordon was born Feb. 7, 1920, to Lynel and Eva Bortles in Logan County, Colo., on the family farm. Her early years were spent on farms in Colorado. She graduated from high school in Cedaredge, Colo., in 1937. She lived in several states before moving to Twin Falls, Idaho, in 1949.
    Her family wrote: "There she received her personal Pentecostal experience in February of 1950. With the call of God on her life, she came to Sitka, where she was employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs at Mt. Edgecumbe as a dormitory matron in the girls dorm. Avis later transferred to medical records as a transcriber and clerk at the Public Health Service Hospital at Mt. Edgecumbe. She also assisted in the Emanuel Pentecostal Church in Sitka under Brother Kenneth French. She saw many miracles done by the Lord during those nine years. She then transferred to Kotzebue in 1961 as a medical records supervisor in the new Public Health Service Hospital. She resigned in 1965 and returned to the Lower 48 but after 11 years came back to Anchorage again to be employed by the Indian Health Service as a secretary. She retired in 1985. A born seamstress, creative sewing, custom alterations and dressmaking at last became a full-time occupation. Quilts and comforters were also high on the list of creativity."
    In 1999, she moved back to Twin Falls to be close to her two oldest grandsons and families. She returned to Anchorage in June 2004 because of health problems and lived with her son and daughter-in-law, Lyle and Faye Sue Meyers, until her death.
    She is survived by her son Lyle (Faye Sue) Meyers of Anchorage; adopted daughter, Alice (Doug) Walters of Luray, Va; brothers, Ira Bortles of Mercer Island, Wash., and Lynel Dean Bortles of Hennesey, Okla; grandsons, Lynel (Pam) Meyers of Twin Falls, Lance (Pattie) Meyers of Twin Falls, Loran (Shannon) Meyers of Anchorage and Lyndel (Cecilia) Meyers of Anchorage; two adopted granddaughters; and 11 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and one brother.

Parents:

Father: Lynel Bortles b. 11 Oct 1891, d. 29 Sep 1950
Mother: Eva Margaret Vallier b. 4 Oct 1890, d. 5 Apr 1971
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Wilma Rae Conn

F, (19 May 1927 - January 1985)
  • Birth*: Wilma Rae Conn was born on 19 May 1927.
  • Death*: She died on January 1985 Golden, Jefferson Co., CO, at age 57.
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John Langdon Taggart

M, (29 November 1810 - 18 February 1899)

Parents:

Father: James Taggart Sr. b. 4 Feb 1767
Mother: Hannah Reed b. c 1769

Family 1:

Betsy Upton (Feb 1811 - 21 Jun 1865)

Child:

Hannah Taggart b. 1842, d. 10 Nov 1847
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James Taggart Sr.1

M, (4 February 1767 - )

Parents:

Father: John Taggart b. 17 Mar 1735, d. 5 Sep 1806
Mother: Elizabeth Jameson b. 2 Aug 1741, d. 1 Jun 1808

Family:

Hannah Reed (c 1769 - )

Children:

James Taggart Jr.+ b. 3 Jun 1796, d. 30 Nov 1876
Jane Taggart b. c 1800
Thomas R. Taggart b. c 1805, d. 11 Apr 1845
John Langdon Taggart+ b. 29 Nov 1810, d. 18 Feb 1899

Citations

  1. [S12] Geroge Plummer Hadley, History of the Town of Goffstown, Vol. 2, pg. 512.
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James Taggart Jr.

M, (3 June 1796 - 30 November 1876)
  • Birth*: James Taggart Jr. was born on 3 June 1796 Hillsborough Co., NH.1
  • He was the son of James Taggart Sr. and Hannah Reed.
  • Marriage*: James Taggart Jr. married Elizabeth Bell, daughter of Judge William Bell Jr. and Sarah Knight, on 4 April 1822 Muhlenberg Co., KY.2,1
  • Death*: James Taggart Jr. died on 30 November 1876 Muhlenberg Co., KY, at age 80.1
  • Burial*: He was buried at probably Hazel Creek Church Cemetery, Muhlenberg Co., KY.3

Parents:

Father: James Taggart Sr. b. 4 Feb 1767
Mother: Hannah Reed b. c 1769

Family:

Elizabeth Bell (1 May 1792 - 19 Mar 1863)

Children:

John Langdon Taggart b. 9 Jan 1823, d. 6 Oct 1824
Rev. William B. Taggart+ b. 28 Jun 1824, d. 27 Mar 1849
Eliza Jane Taggart+ b. 26 Oct 1825, d. 6 Nov 1884
Elvira Ann Taggart+ b. 6 Jul 1828, d. 25 May 1894
James M. Taggart III+ b. 5 Mar 1830, d. 24 Oct 1891
Thomas Reed Taggart+ b. 25 Jan 1832, d. 28 Dec 1875
Jesse B. Taggart+ b. 17 Aug 1834, d. 6 Nov 1906
Sarah Elizabeth Taggart+ b. 28 Nov 1837, d. 18 Nov 1901

Citations

  1. [S79] Letter, Mary Turner to E. L. Craig, 18 May 1959.
  2. [S143] Hopkins County Genealogical Society, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Marriages, pg. 12 (Marriage Book I).
  3. [S80] CG Gail Jackson Miller, The Heritage, Vol. 5, Issue 4, pg. 48.
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Judge William Bell Jr.

M, (1768 - 1823)
  • Birth*: Judge William Bell Jr. was born on 1768 VA.1
  • He was the son of William Bell and Mary Foster.
  • Marriage*: Judge William Bell Jr. married Sarah Knight circa 1792 VA.2
  • Death*: Judge William Bell Jr. died on 1823 Muhlenberg Co., KY.

Parents:

Father: William Bell b. 12 Dec 1740, d. 1801
Mother: Mary Foster

Family:

Sarah Knight (c 1772 - 1845)

Children:

Elizabeth Bell+ b. 1 May 1792, d. 19 Mar 1863
Eliza Jane Bell+ b. 4 Jun 1794, d. 17 Nov 1861
Mary Bell b. 17 Sep 1796, d. 1822
Samuel Bell+ b. 1798, d. s 1842
Ansulum S. Bell+ b. 22 Aug 1802, d. 12 Apr 1844
William Bell III+ b. 2 Jan 1807, d. 17 Oct 1867
Jesse K. Bell b. 1 Dec 1811, d. 14 Sep 1889
James M. Bell b. 2 Jul 1815, d. 8 Oct 1889
Wylie A. Bell b. 1817, d. 23 Apr 1861

Citations

  1. [S46] The Bell Brothers, December 8, 1910.
  2. [S79] Letter, Mary Turner to E. L. Craig, 18 May 1959.
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Sarah Knight

F, (circa 1772 - 1845)

Family:

Judge William Bell Jr. (1768 - 1823)

Children:

Elizabeth Bell+ b. 1 May 1792, d. 19 Mar 1863
Eliza Jane Bell+ b. 4 Jun 1794, d. 17 Nov 1861
Mary Bell b. 17 Sep 1796, d. 1822
Samuel Bell+ b. 1798, d. s 1842
Ansulum S. Bell+ b. 22 Aug 1802, d. 12 Apr 1844
William Bell III+ b. 2 Jan 1807, d. 17 Oct 1867
Jesse K. Bell b. 1 Dec 1811, d. 14 Sep 1889
James M. Bell b. 2 Jul 1815, d. 8 Oct 1889
Wylie A. Bell b. 1817, d. 23 Apr 1861

Citations

  1. [S79] Letter, Mary Turner to E. L. Craig, 18 May 1959.
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Elizabeth Bell1

F, (1 May 1792 - 19 March 1863)
  • Birth*: Elizabeth Bell was born on 1 May 1792 Wythe Co., VA.2
  • She was the daughter of Judge William Bell Jr. and Sarah Knight.
  • Marriage*: Elizabeth Bell married James Taggart Jr., son of James Taggart Sr. and Hannah Reed, on 4 April 1822 Muhlenberg Co., KY.3,2
  • Death*: Elizabeth Bell died on 19 March 1863 Muhlenberg Co., KY, at age 70.2
  • Burial*: She was buried at Hazel Creek Church Cemetery, Muhlenberg Co., KY.

Parents:

Father: Judge William Bell Jr. b. 1768, d. 1823
Mother: Sarah Knight b. c 1772, d. 1845

Family:

James Taggart Jr. (3 Jun 1796 - 30 Nov 1876)

Children:

John Langdon Taggart b. 9 Jan 1823, d. 6 Oct 1824
Rev. William B. Taggart+ b. 28 Jun 1824, d. 27 Mar 1849
Eliza Jane Taggart+ b. 26 Oct 1825, d. 6 Nov 1884
Elvira Ann Taggart+ b. 6 Jul 1828, d. 25 May 1894
James M. Taggart III+ b. 5 Mar 1830, d. 24 Oct 1891
Thomas Reed Taggart+ b. 25 Jan 1832, d. 28 Dec 1875
Jesse B. Taggart+ b. 17 Aug 1834, d. 6 Nov 1906
Sarah Elizabeth Taggart+ b. 28 Nov 1837, d. 18 Nov 1901

Citations

  1. [S257] Agnes Harralson, "Muhlenberg County History Since 1797."
  2. [S79] Letter, Mary Turner to E. L. Craig, 18 May 1959.
  3. [S143] Hopkins County Genealogical Society, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Marriages, pg. 12 (Marriage Book I).
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Samuel Bell1

M, (1798 - say 1842)

Parents:

Father: Judge William Bell Jr. b. 1768, d. 1823
Mother: Sarah Knight b. c 1772, d. 1845

Citations

  1. [S257] Agnes Harralson, "Muhlenberg County History Since 1797."
  2. [S143] Hopkins County Genealogical Society, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Marriages, pg. 11 (Marriage Book I).
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Ansulum S. Bell1

M, (22 August 1802 - 12 April 1844)
  • Birth*: Ansulum S. Bell was born on 22 August 1802 Muhlenberg Co., KY.2
  • He was the son of Judge William Bell Jr. and Sarah Knight.
  • Marriage*: Ansulum S. Bell married Rebecca Robertson, daughter of David Robertson, on 27 August 1824 Muhlenberg Co., KY.3
  • Death*: Ansulum S. Bell died on 12 April 1844 Muhlenberg Co., KY, at age 41.
  • Burial*: He was buried at George Fohl Cemetery, Muhlenberg Co., KY.

Parents:

Father: Judge William Bell Jr. b. 1768, d. 1823
Mother: Sarah Knight b. c 1772, d. 1845

Citations

  1. [S257] Agnes Harralson, "Muhlenberg County History Since 1797."
  2. [S46] The Bell Brothers, December 8, 1910.
  3. [S143] Hopkins County Genealogical Society, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Marriages, pg. 14 (Marriage Book I).
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William Bell III1

M, (2 January 1807 - 17 October 1867)
  • Birth*: William Bell III was born on 2 January 1807 Muhlenberg Co., KY.
  • He was the son of Judge William Bell Jr. and Sarah Knight.
  • Marriage*: William Bell III married Lucinda (Lucy) Smith, daughter of William Smith, on 2 January 1832 Muhlenberg Co., KY.2
  • Marriage*: William Bell III married Elizabeth Poole, daughter of Joseph G. Poole, after 1844.
  • Death*: William Bell III died on 17 October 1867 Muhlenberg Co., KY, at age 60.
  • Burial*: He was buried at Wyatt's Chapel Cemetery, Muhlenberg Co., KY.

Parents:

Father: Judge William Bell Jr. b. 1768, d. 1823
Mother: Sarah Knight b. c 1772, d. 1845

Family 1:

Lucinda (Lucy) Smith (12 Jun 1804 - 25 Feb 1850)

Children:

Martha A Bell b. 3 Jan 1833, d. 13 Dec 1858
William Thompson Bell b. 1834, d. 1 Sep 1917
Sarah E. Bell b. 8 Nov 1835, d. 22 Nov 1906
Mary Susan Bell b. 8 Sep 1837, d. 28 Feb 1892
Buriel M. Bell b. 28 Nov 1837, d. 9 Aug 1853
Eliza Ellen Bell b. 18 Sep 1841, d. 20 Jan 1892
John W. Bell b. 31 Aug 1843, d. 18 Jun 1882
Nancy C. Bell b. 10 Oct 1846, d. 15 Oct 1857

Family 2:

Elizabeth Poole (c 1817 - )

Children:

Austin Bell b. 16 Jun 1853, d. 1854
Elizabeth Bell b. 14 Mar 1856, d. 2 Feb 1912

Citations

  1. [S257] Agnes Harralson, "Muhlenberg County History Since 1797."
  2. [S143] Hopkins County Genealogical Society, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Marriages, pg. 20 (Marriage Book I).
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Mary Bell1

F, (17 September 1796 - 1822)
  • Birth*: Mary Bell was born on 17 September 1796 KY or VA.
  • She was the daughter of Judge William Bell Jr. and Sarah Knight.
  • Marriage*: Mary Bell married David Miller on 17 August 1820 Muhlenberg Co., KY.2
  • Death*: Mary Bell died on 1822 Muhlenberg Co., KY.

Parents:

Father: Judge William Bell Jr. b. 1768, d. 1823
Mother: Sarah Knight b. c 1772, d. 1845

Family:

Citations

  1. [S24] Debbie Hammonds, Hopkins County Kentucky, Vol. 9, No. 4, pg. 41.
  2. [S143] Hopkins County Genealogical Society, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Marriages, pg. 11 (Marriage Book I).
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David Miller1

M

Family:

Mary Bell (17 Sep 1796 - 1822)

Citations

  1. [S80] CG Gail Jackson Miller, The Heritage, Vol. 9, Issue4, pg. 41 which corrects error in name.
  2. [S143] Hopkins County Genealogical Society, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Marriages, pg. 11 (Marriage Book I).
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James M. Bell1

M, (2 July 1815 - 8 October 1889)

Parents:

Father: Judge William Bell Jr. b. 1768, d. 1823
Mother: Sarah Knight b. c 1772, d. 1845

Family:

Mary Ann Elizabeth Hall (13 Dec 1825 - 9 Jan 1914)

Citations

  1. [S257] Agnes Harralson, "Muhlenberg County History Since 1797."
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