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Lydia A. Barlow, John C. Cowan, and Isaac Warren Bell

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LYDIA A. BARLOW, daughter of George Washington Barlow and Flora Ann Byrd, was born May 15, 1840, and died November 19, 1915.

She married 1)  JOHN C. GOWAN after the 1860 census.  The son of Meredith Gowan and Nancy Powell, he was born c1828, and died c1865.  In 1860, at age 32, John is living in Simpson Co Mississippi with the Charles Banks family.   (This is not proven)
She married 2) ISAAC WARREN BELL c1869.  The son of Isaac Warren Bell and his wife, Eliza E., he was born August 27, 1845, and died March 08, 1927.  Isaac and Lydia are buried in Harrisville Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
Westville, Simpson Co Mississippi   22 July 1870   pg 342      #60/60

Warren I. Bell 26 Farmer $__
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Liddy Bell 29 Keeps House  
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Lue Bell  8 mo October  
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Susan Gowin  8    
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Mary E. Gowin  6    
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Beat 3 Simpson Co Mississippi     02 July 1880     pg 221    #320/320

I.W. Bell Head 35 Farmer
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Liddy Bell Wife 40 Keeps House
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Virginia Bell Daughter 10  
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Isaac W. Bell Son  7  
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George Bell Son  5  
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Flora Bell Daughter  3  
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Charles Bell Son  5  
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Susan Gowan Step-daughter 16  
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Beat 5, Simpson Co Mississippi     18 June 1900   pg 126    #283/286
Married 32 years, 8 children born, 7 living

Isaac W. Bell Head August 1843 56
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Lydia Bell Wife May 1841 60
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Charley Bell Son January 1880 20
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Minnie Bell Daughter June 1882 17
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Willy Manning Boarder February 1881 20
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In 1910, Isaac, age 64, and Liddie, age 69, 2nd marriage for both, 8 children born, 6 living, they are living in Forrest Co Mississippi with son Charley. I was unable to locate Isaac in 1920
Children of Lydia and John are:
SUSAN GOWAN, born c1862. 
2. MARY ELLA GOWAN, born February 1864, and died October 14, 1931
LUE BELL, born October 1869, and apparently died before 1880
3. VIRGINIA LULA 'JENNIE' BELL, born May 1872  (I can't help but think she is the same person as Lue, above, making the total children born to Lydia, 8. not 9)
4. ISAAC W. 'BUD' BELL
5. GEORGE FLETCHER BELL, born August 17, 1874, and died August 12, 1904
6. FLORA AUGUSTA 'GUSTA' BELL, born February 17, 1876. 
7. CHARLEY E. BELL, born January 21, 1880, and died March 30, 1957
MINNIE BELL, born June 22, 1882 in Mississippi.   She married  EMMITT BARLOW, son of George Washington Barlow and Synthia Guynes.   
 
2. MARY ELLA GOWAN, daughter of John C. Gowan and Lydia A. Barlow, was born February 1864 (1900 census) or November 25, 1963 (IGI) and died October 14, 1931.

She married JAMES M. MULLICAN on October 22, 1879 in Simpson Co Mississippi. The son of Harrison Levi Mullican and Amanda Dear, he was born May 29, 1858, and died August 16, 1949.   It is not known where they are buried.   James is also a brother to Frances Mullican who married George Robert Barlow and to Margaret Mullican who married Jefferson Davis Burkett.
I could not locate them in an 1880 census.

Beat 5, Simpson Co Mississippi    18 June 1900    pg 126    #286/289
Married 20 years, 8 children born, 8 living

James Mulican Head May 1860 40
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Ella Mulican Wife February 1864 35
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Bell Mulican Daughter December 1880 19
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John Mulican Son February 1883 17
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Jessie Mulican Daughter February 1886 14
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Alice Mulican Daughter July 1888 11
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Pearlie Mulican Daughter March 1891  9
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Maggie Mulican Daughter December 1892  7
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James Mulican Son July 1896  3
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Homer Mulican Son February 1899  1
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Jerry M. Mulican / widower Cousin April 1858 42
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Beat 5, Simpson Co Mississippi    20 April 1910    pg 177      #68/68
Married 30 years,

Jim Mullican Head 50
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Ella Mullican Wife 46
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John Mullican Son 27
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Maggie Mullican Daughter 16
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Jim Mullican Son 13
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Homer Mullican Son 11
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Ethel B. Mullican Daughter  6
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Joseph Mullican Son  3
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Beat 5, Simpson Co Mississippi     1920     pg 190     FM 33/33

J.M. Mulican Head 60
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Ella Mulican Wife 56
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Jim Mulican Son 25
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Homer Mulican Son 20
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Ethel Mulican Daughter 16
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Joe Mulican Son 12
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Hattie Mulican Daughter-in-law 20
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Children of Ella and Jim are:
BELL MULLICAN, born December 1880 in Mississippi
JOHN MULLICAN, born February 1883 in Mississippi
JESSIE MULLICAN, born February 1886 in Mississippi
ALICE MULLICAN, born July 1888 in Mississippi
PEARLIE MULLICAN, born March 04, 1891 in Mississippi, an ddied December 16, 1959.    She married BARNEY JEAN JOHNSON
MAGGIE LEE MULLICAN, born December 1892 (1900 census) in Mississippi  (January 12, 1994 - January 1981, IGI)
She married CHARLES WASHINGTON LEWIS on April 07, 1916 in Simpson Co Mississippi.   The son of George Washington Lewis and Octavia Dulaney Buckley, he was born April 27, 1892, and died July 24, 1964.  Both are buried in Harrisville Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi.
Known children: JAMES WASHINGTON LEWIS, born Mary 31, 1925 in Mitchell, Sabine Parish Louisiana, and died May 26, 1987 in Jackson, Hinds Co Mississippi, burial in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Jackson, Hinds Co Mississippi, and CHARLES WASHINGTON LEWIS, JR., born May 10, 1928 in Mitchell, Sabine Parish Louisiana, and died October 29, 1983 in Harrisville, burial in Harrisville Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
JAMES 'JIM' MULLICAN, born July 1896 in Mississippi
HOMER MULLICAN, born February 15, 1899 in Mississippi, and died April 11, 1957.
ETHEL B. MULLICAN, born c1904 in Mississippi
JOSEPH 'JOE' RALPH MULLICAN, born June 28, 1907 in Mississippi, an died July 02, 1983.
He married VONDELL P. MULLIGAN/MULLICAN.  (is she a cousin?)  She was born March 21, 1928, and died January 30, 1978.
 
3. VIRGINIA LULA 'JENNIE' BELL, daughter of Isaac Warren Bell and Lydia A. Barlow, was born May 1872

She married EMANUEL M. BRIDGES c1891.  He was born January 1873.
Beat 3, Simpson Co Mississippi    29 June 1900    pg 63   #236/240
Married 9 years, 3 children born, 2 living

Emanuel M. Bridges Head January 1873 27
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Jennie Bridges Wife March 1872 28
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Irene Bridges Daughter March 1892  8
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Marvin Bridges Son March 1895  5
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Margret Bridges Mother February _____ 57
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Steens Creek, Rankin Co Mississippi    05 May 1910    pg 18    #325/327
Married 19 years, 5 children born, 3 living

Emanuel M. Bridges Head 38
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Lula V. Bridges Wife 37
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Irene Bridges Daughter 16
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Marvin Bridges Son 14
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Vernon Bridges Son  7
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Jackson, Hinds Co Mississippi    09 January 1920    pg 95    #531/189/230

Emanuel M. Bridges Head 48
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Jennie Bridges Wife 49
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Vernon Bridges Son 17
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Irene Caddis / widow Daughter 26
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Virginia Caddis Granddaughter  7
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Children of Jennie and Emanuel are:
IRENE BRIDGES, born March 1892.    She married MR. CADDIS
MARVIN BRIDGES, born March 1895
VERNON BRIDGES, born June 30, 1902, and died January 1975 in Jackson, Hinds Co Mississippi.
The following is not proven at all, and will need more work.   Can anyone shed light on either of these families?
4. ISAAC W. 'BUD' BELL, son of Isaac Warren Bell and Lydia A. Barlow, has been a major source of confusion.  He was born August 1871 according to the 1900 census, which would make him older than Jennie.

He may have married 1 ) MARY MANNING on December 17, 1891 in Simpson Co Mississippi, she being the daughter of A.C. Manning and his wife, Harriett

He may have married 2) VIRGINIA, c1901.
Beat 3, Simpson Co Mississippi    26 June 1900   pg 58   #124/132
Married 9 years, 2 children born, 2 living

Is___ W. Bell Head August 1871 28
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Mary M. Bell Wife February 1873 27
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Alice F. Bell Daughter July 1894  6
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Deburn Bell Son August 1891  8
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George Allbritton / widower Boarder May 1854 46
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In 1910, I could not locate a matching person in Simpson Co, but after finding his parents and Charley in Forrest Co Mississippi, I found an Isaac who's age matches the one in 1900, but his family does not.....did he lose his first family and start a new one?

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co Mississippi      26 April 1910     pg 52       904/288/301
Married 9 years, 1 child born, 1 living / showing 1rst marriage for both

Isaac W. Bell Head 39
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Virginia Bell Wife 32
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Grace Bell Daughter  7
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I could not find them in 1920.  I found an I.W. Bell, age 45, with wife, Virginia, age 40 in Shelby Co Tennessee...both born in Mississippi, no children, but again, the ages are way off.

Children of Isaac and Mary are:
ALICE F. BELL
DEBURN BELL
Child of Isaac and Virginia is:
GRACE BELL
 
5. GEORGE FLETCHER BELL, son of Isaac Warren Bell and Lydia A. Barlow, was born August 17, 1874, and died August 12, 1904

He married ALICE V. MANNING  c1895.    The daughter of Mark/Mack Manning, she was born in March 1877, and died unknown.  (I find a Marcus L. Manning who married Malissa Allen in 1871, Rankin Co Mississippi, are these her parents?)   Both are buried in Harrisville Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
Children of George and Alice are: Beat 5, Simpson Co Mississippi    18 June 1900   pg 126   #284/287
Married 5 years, 2 children born, 1 living

George F. Bell Head August 1874 25
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Alice Bell Wife March 1877 23
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Ray Bell Daughter December 1897  2
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In 1910, Alice, age 32, a widow, is living with her father, Mark or Mack Manning, who is also a widower, along with a son, Wadie Bell, age 7.   I was unable to locate her in 1920, she probably remarried.
ESTHA RAY BELL, born December 27, 1897, and died October 14, 190_, burial in Harrisville Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi.
WADIE / WADE BELL, born c1903
 
6. FLORA AUGUSTA 'GUSTA' BELL, daughter of Isaac Warren Bell and Lydia A. Barlow, was born February 17, 1877.  I did not locate her after Reuben's death.

She married REUBEN M. GAMBLE.  He was born in February 1868 (tombstone shows 1866), and died in 1904, burial in D'Lo Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
Children of Gusta and Reuben are: Beat 3, Simpson Co Mississippi     26 June 1900    pg 58     #___
Married 7 years, 2 children born, 2 living

Rueben M. Gamble Head February 1868 32
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Flora A. Gamble Wife February 1877 23
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Lawrence W. Gamble Son February 1884  6
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Barry M. Gamble Son September 1897  2
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LAWRENCE W. GAMBLE, born February 1884 in Louisiana
BARRY / BARNEY M. GAMBLE, born September 1897 in Louisiana.  I found him in a 1920 Gonzales Texas census, age 22, with wife, Willie, age 19, and son Lawrence M., age 8 mo, boarders in the home of Frank and Alma Nations
 
7. CHARLEY E. BELL, son of Isaac Warren Bell and Lydia A. Barlow, was born January 21, 1880, and died March 30, 1957. 

He married NANCY ELIZABETH 'LIZZIE' MCLEOD. She was born December 30, 1880, and died March 12, 1957.  Both are buried in Harrisville Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi.
Beat 3, Forrest Co Mississippi    07 May 1910   pg 198   #___
Married 5 years, 3 children born, 2 living
Isaac and Liddie married 42 yeas, she birthed 8 children, 6 living, 2nd marriage for both
Charley Bell Head 29
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Lizzie N. Bell Wife 28
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Gaston Bell Son  2
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Thurman Bell Son  8 mo
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Isaac W. Bell Father 64
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Liddie Bell Mother 69
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I could not find any of them in 1920
Known children of Charley and Nancy are:
GASTON BELL, born c1908
THURMAN BELL, born c1909
 
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