Our Revolutionary War Ancestors

Samuel Harrison Bowen


Samuel Harrison Bowen Sr was  our 5th great-grandfather. Born: Aug. 16, 1756 Anson County North Carolina,  USA    Died: Aug. 2, 1842,  Pike County
Georgia, USA  More about Samuel Harrison Bowen Sr. can be found in his online memorial here: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/74910897

and in the files section of this page.

George Washington Darden Jr.


George Washington Darden Jr was our 5th great grandfather. He was  born in Brunswick County, Virginia January 21, 1763, to George Washington Darden Sr.(1704-1807), and Martha Burch (1743-1844).  You can find more about George Washington Darden Jr. in the files section.



JEREMIAH LUMSDEN, our 7th  great-grandfather, was born on September 18, 1753  in William Co., VA, and died January 18, 1837 in Jasper Co., GA. Jeremiah served as a private in the  Virginia troups during  the Revolutionary War.  You can learn more about Jeremiah Lumsden in the files section of this page.



William C. Pyron, our 5th great-grandfather, was born to James  Pyron and Mary Bell in Hanover, Virginia, in 1756. His father died when he was  one year old.  More about Private William Calvin Pyron can be found in the files section of this page., 

Civil War


William J. Bartell

May 10, 1842 - December 14, 1915

William J. Bartell was born in New York City, NY, on May 10, 1843 to John and Augusta Bartell, from Bavaria, Germany. John was a shoemaker. That was all that could be found of William's parentage, from Census records. 

When he was just 20, William volunteered to serve in the 11th Michigan Cavalry, during the Civil War, and served until the end of the war, promoted to Sergeant, then Corporal.When William was 23, he married 17-yr-old Celia Harland on Oct 7, 1867, in Ganges, Michigan, by Amos D. Allen, Justice of the Peace. Witnesses were Frank Harland and Frank Wagner, both of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

William was always civic-minded. By party, he was first registered as an Independent, and then as a Republican. He served as Voting Precinct Supervisor on a regular basis, was a County assessor and state delegate for the Republican party, representing the Pleasant Valley, Saline, Kansas Township. 

William's faith was listed as Baptist. According to several census records, William's profession was listed as "Painter". The Bartells lived in Michigan for a number of years, until moving to Kansas to settle. They had 4 children: Frank, Ella, Minnie and Gertrude (our great-grandmother, who married our great-grandfather Louis/Lewis Hagler). William served his country and his community, up until he had a stroke on December 11, 1915; he passed away in Hedville, KS., on Tuesday, December 14, 1915 at 7:15 PM, leaving behind his widow Celia (who died 5 years later), and his four children and several grandchildren.

How are we related to William J Bartell?
William J. Bartell (1843 - 1915)
is our 2nd great grandfather

 Gertrude Bartell (1881 - 1953)
is the daughter of Wiliam Bartell (our great-grandmother) 

Arlo Louis Hagler (1907 - 1949)
is the son of Gertrude Bartell (our grandfather)  

Louis Arlo Hagler (1930 - 2004)
is the son of Arlo Louis Hagler (our father)  

Online obituary for William J. Bartell

Our Confederate Roots

Thomas Cox Bowen


Thomas Cox Bowen was born on December 2, 1833, in Alabama. He married Love Ann Desmond (1840-1904) in 1858. Thomas and Love Ann had 8 children: James Samuel - our 2nd great-grandfather(1861-1932); George W. (1864-1933) John Desmond. (1868-); William Marion (1871-); Martha Ella (1873-1913); Mary Jane (1874-);Mattie (1877-) and Josephine (1878-1934).  

Thomas fought for the 16th Texas Cavalry Dismounted, Fitzhugh's Regiment, (Company B) during the Civil War, from 1863 until the end of the war. Thomas' occupation was listed as "Farmer" in the 1870 & 1880 census, (while his son James - our 2nd great-grandfather - was listed as "laborer"). Thomas and Love Ann later lived with their daughter Mattie, her husband John Morgan, and their family. Loveann preceeded Thomas in death by two years (1904); Thomas died in 1906 in Gainesville, Texas, at the age of 73; he and Love Ann had been married 46 years, and are buried side-by-side in the Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas, USA.


How we are related to Thomas Cox Bowen:

Thomas Cox Bowen (1834 - 1906)
(Our 3rd great-grandfather)

James Samuel Bowen (1861 - 1932)
son of Thomas Cox Bowen

George Lesta Bowen (1888 - 1922)
son of James Samuel Bowen

Olen George Kelsey Bowen (1909 - 1984)
son of George Lesta Bowen

Marie Loree Bowen (1931 - 2008)
daughter of Olen George Kelsey Bowen  Hagler Siblings
You are the children of Marie Loree Bowen 

Benjamin Franklin Hammett

Benjamin Franklin and Molle Hammett

Benjamin Franklin Hammett was born on December 29, 1833, in Greenville, South Carolina, the child of William Green Hammett and Nancy D Lester. He married Mary Ann Elizabeth Cassidy on January 3, 1864, in Cherokee County, Georgia. They had eight children during their marriage:Mollie Mary Georgianna - our 2nd great-grandmother -( 1863-1954); John Franklin (1866-1871); Henry McConnell (1868-1922);Charles Walter (1869-1939); James Robertson (1871-1873); Ernest Adell (1873-1938); Nellie Walton (1877-1950), and Lillian Betty (1878-1892).   

Benjamin served in the 33rd Regiment Alabama Infantry as a Captain in Colonel Lowrey's Brigade, fighting several battles, including The Battle of Chickamauga, where he was wounded; he was honorably discharged due to wounds sustained in that battle, which he later died from.

According to the 1880 Cobb, Georgia Census, Benjamin (calling himself "Ben") worked as a "Railroader", while Mary kept house.

Benjamin received the Confederate Roll of Honor by Engagement, GENERAL ORDERS No. 64.ADJT. AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,Richmond, Va., August 10, 1864.I. The following Roll of Honor is published in accordance with Paragraph I, General Orders, No. 131, 1863. It will be read to every regiment in the service at the first dress-parade after its receipt. Posted by W. Thomas Edwards. Capt. Benjamin Franklin Hammett Co. D 33rd. Alabama Infantry - "Seriously wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga where his Company was serving as a Line of Skirmishers ahead of the Regiment. He was taken to the hospital in Cobb Co., GA (near Atlanta) to recover. As a result of this action he was placed on the Confederate Roll of Honor in General Orders No. 64, Richmond, Va. on August 10, 1864."  

Benjamin died on October 25, 1894, in Sylacauga, Alabama, at the age of 60. Benjamin's widow Mary Ann went on to live with her children and their families, applying for Benjamin's Cavalry pension in 1920. She died on December 15, 1934, at the age of 91.

See Benjamin Franklin Hammett's online memorial here: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5573434

How we are related to Benjamin F. Hammett:

Benjamin Franklin Hammett (1833 - 1894)
(Our 3rd great-grandfather)

Mary Georgianna Mollie Hammett (1865 - 1954)
daughter of Benjamin Franklin Hammett

Sallie Belle Bennett (1889 - 1965)
daughter of Mary Georgianna Mollie Hammett

Olen George Kelsey Bowen (1909 - 1984)
son of Sallie Belle Bennett

Marie Loree Bowen (1931 - 2008)
daughter of Olen George Kelsey Bowen

Hagler Siblings
You are the daughter of Marie Loree Bowen