Samuel Carrington and Lydia A. Bowen

Samuel Carrington was born abt. 1819 in Montgomery Co. Kentucky. He came to Callaway Co., Missouri with his parents at the age of six. He was my great great grandfather, a son of Randolph Carrington and Katharine McGary.

In 1839 after the death of his parents, the courts made Samuel, along with sisters Nancy and Permelia, wards of their brother, William T. Carrington.

On May 14, 1840, in Callaway Co., Missouri, he married Lydia A. Bowen, b: abt. 1819 in Kentucky, a daughter of Andrew H. Bowen, b: abt. 1792 in Virginia, d: March 18, 1871 in Callaway Co., Missouri, and Anne Summers, b: abt. 1795 in Kentucky, d: between 1860 and 1870 in Callaway Co., Missouri.

Andrew Bowen was a son of William Bowen of Virginia. I don't have any more information on his parents or any siblings.

Anne Summers was a daughter of Col. William Summers, b: Aug 5, 1758 in Fairfax Co., Virginia, d: Sept. 20, 1840 in Mason Co., Kentucky, buried Mill Creek cemetery, Mason Co., Kentucky. He had four wives, Francis Lewis, Mary Haven, Deborah Hale, and Ruth Wood. Mary Haven was my 4th great grandmother. She was born abt. 1771 in Fredrick Virginia, and died between 1803 and 1806 in Mason Co., Kentucky. She was his second wife.

William Summers served in the Revolution in the VA continental Line. He was a Corporal, 1st Continent al Artillery, Col Charles Harrison's Regt, Captain John Champe Carters Co #7. Appointed Bombadier 20 Dec 1776. Was with Washington's Army at Valley Forge from Dec 1777 to June 1778. Corporal at camp near Chester, 9 July 1779. William received 200 acres of land in Nelson Co KY for services, and also inherited 300 acres of land from his father in Mason Co, KY (on the Ohio River & Millcreek), and moved his family there in May 1788. Wife Frances died soon after reaching the fort.

Andrew Bowen and Anne Summers were married in Mason Co., Kentucky on Oct. 12, 1812. They moved to Missouri sometime between 1833 and 1840. They are first found on the 1820 census living in Elizaville, Fleming Co., Kentucky. At that time they had 3 children, James b: abt. 1815, Lydia b: abt. 1819, and Mary b: abt. 1820.

They are next found in 1840, living in Auxvase Township, Callaway Co., Missouri. By the time of this census, Lydia was already married and listed in 1840 with her husband. Andrew and Anne had 11 living children in 1840;
1 male 5 and under 10 - William
1 male 15 and under 20 - unknown name
1 male 20 and under 30 - James
1 male 40 and under 50 - Andrew
2 females 5 and under 10 - unknown names
3 females 10 and under 15 - unknown names
1 female 15 and under 20 - unknown name
1 female 20 and under 30 - Mary
1 female 40 and under 50 - Ann

1840 United States Federal Census
Name: Samuel Carrington
Township: Liberty
County: Callaway
State: Missouri
Number of persons in household:
Ages of persons in household:
1 male 20 and under 30 - Samuel
1 female 20 and under 30 - Lydia
Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: Callaway, Missouri; Roll: 221; Page: 187.

Samuel and wife Lydia Ann sold real estate for $300 as heirs of Randolph, 1840. This ground was in Section 33, Range 10 west, Township 47; in Round Prairie (West Callaway Co), in current town of Carrington. The land was original land grant to Randolph Carrington on Nov. 2, 1827

Andrew and Anne are on the 1850 Lewis Co., Missouri census, Andrew was a farmer. They had two children living with them in 1850, Mary Bowen, b: abt. 1820 in Kentucky, and William Bowen, b: abt. 1823 in Kentucky.

I have not found any trace of Samuel Carrington's family on any 1850 census.

In 1860, Andrew Bowen can't be found, but wife Ann is living with Samuel and Lydia Carrington, listed as mother-in-law. They are living in Linn Co., Missouri. I believe they moved back to Callaway Co. soon after 1860 because Samuel's son John was conscripted into the Army through Fulton in 1863.

In 1870, Samuel and Lydia Bowen Carrington are living in Callaway Co., Missouri. Ann Summers Bowen is not living with them, but Andrew Bowen, age 78 is now living with them. Also in the house is a Mary Bowen, age 55. I believe this is Lydia's sister.

Anne Summers Bowen must have died between 1860 and 1870. I do not know where or when yet. Andrew Bown died March 18, 1871 in Callaway Co., Missouri.
Callaway Death Notices, Mar. 24, 1871
Death of an Aged Citizen - Mr. Andrew H. Bowen, died on Saturday last, at the residence of Mr. Samuel Carrington, in this county, aged 79 years.

I had originally thought that all of Lydia and Samuel Carrington's children were born in Callaway Co., but it now appears that my great grandfather, Nathaniel, might have been born in Linn Co., Missouri. I do not know for sure, he was 8 mos. old on the 1860 census, and they were in Linn County. The Carrington research done by Professor William T. Carrington gives all of Samuel's children as being born in Callaway Co., Missouri, but his research did not show them living anywhere other than Callaway County.

5 Sept. 1879 Estate appraisal, Callaway Co., Missouri, lists "Littie A. Carrington" as widow; value was $134 estimate and included two horses, 9 hogs, 45 bushels of wheat, and 40 barrels of wheat in field. Also had 120 acres of ground, worth $203, T46,R9,S30; Halfway between Ham's Prairie and Caldwell. This land was immediately south of Joseph L. Mosley's land and James Burle Mosley land per 1876 Range map. The land apparently was obtained from Ephrain Owen since he had it as an oriiginal land grant from 2/24/1857. Probate also mentions that he owed $20 for 5 visits by Dr. Nixon during last illness. Period was 6 to 13 July 1879.

Samuel and Lydia Bowen Carrington had 6 children:
  1. Andrew Carrington, b: abt. 1841, Callaway Co. Missouri, d: before 1850, Callaway Co. Missouri.
  2. John R. Carrington, b: 1843, Callaway Co. Missouri, d: after 1900
    • In 1863, conscripted into the Union Army at Fulton. Discharged within a month or two because of mental illness. Note said never did duty. Found on 1870 census and on 1880 in the State mental hospital in Fulton. Found on 1900 census, still in hospital.
  3. Mary Ann Carrington, b: Nov. 10, 1848, Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Nov. 18, 1899, Callaway Co. Missouri. Click on her name for more information about this family.
    • married Nov 22, 1866, James Burle Mosley, b: Jan. 15, 1837, Tennessee, d: Jan 20, 1904 Callaway Co. Missouri. He was a son of Joseph Mosley and Elvira Jane Drenman.
  4. Joseph Carrington, b: abt 1852, Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Dec 11, 1880, Callaway Co. Missouri, never married.
    • Obit - Callaway Weekly Gazette, Dec 17, 1880
      December 11, 1880 at the residence of J.B. Moseby, in Cote Sans Dessein township, Joseph Carrington, of pneumonia.
  5. Nathanial Dillard Carrington, b: Nov. 25, 1859, Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Jan 31, 1912 Callaway Co. Missouri, buried in Burdett Cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri.
    • married Feb 22, 1882 Eliza S. Herring, b: abt 1862, Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Aug 2, 1941, Callaway Co. Missouri, buried in Burdett Cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri.
    • These are my great grandparents, click on Nathan's name for more information.
  6. Samuel Edwin Carrington, b: Aug 10, 1863, Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Oct 9, 1948, Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Otterbein United Brethren Methodis Church cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri. Click on his name for more information about this family.
    • married Dec 9, 1885, Mary Ellen Miller, b: abt 1855, Pennsylvainia, d: Sept 7, 1944 Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Otterbein United Brethren Methodis Church cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri.

In May 2007, we discovered what is a previously unknown Callaway county cemetery. Samuel and Lydia Bowen Carrington were both buried either on his land or right next door on Mosley land. Daughter Mary Ann Carrington married James Mosley. There were probably other Carrington and Mosely burials there. The owner of that land now, remembers a small cemetery with standing headstones when he first bought his property. He also remembers that about 12 years ago (abt 1995) the property owner where the family cemetery was, bulldozing the land. The current property owner is willing to take us out to have a look where the cemetery was, and we hope to be able to do that on another research trip. This is a totally destroyed cemetery.

Callaway Weekly Gazette death notices July 18, 1879
     CARRINGTON - On July 13, 1879, at his residence near Mr. Tabor church in this county, Samuel Carrington, in the 60th year of his age.

     Lydia A. Bowen Carrington died Sept 22, 1898 in Callaway Co. Missouri.

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