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BAWDEN: Elizabeth, 1st child, William Harry, 4th child, Albert L, 8th child Stephen and Mary TERRILL BAWDEN, not part of Rockingham Twp family

1. Elizabeth born 10 Jul 1838 on Green Lane in Redruth, Cornwall, England. She died 24 Jun 1840 before the family moved to Cuba.
2. Stephen Douglas
4. William Harry born 2 Feb 1849 in England (Redruth?), died 10 April 1851 in Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania before the family came to Iowa in Sept 1860.
6. Thomas John
7. George Washington - this writer's lineage.
8. Albert L. (Lightbourne) born 18 July 1861 in Rockingham, Scott, Iowa, died 10 Aug 1861 and is buried with parents in Davenport's Oakdale Cemetery.

1 comment(s), latest 8 years, 11 months ago

BAWDEN: Stephen marries Lucretia MATTHEWS, a previous generation to Stephen...

BAWDEN: Stephen marries Lucretia MATTHEWS, a previous generation to Stephen & Elizabeth GILBERT
Query by Bawden4
Stephen (nmn) BAWDEN, a generation or two back from 1791 Stephen, married Lucretia MATTHEWS 14 Oct 1754 in Perranuthnoe, witnessed by her parents. Lucretia was born 5 Aug 1732 dtr of Jas and Miriam (maiden?) MATTHEWS.

They had all in Perranuthnoe:
Stephen ch 19 May 1755
Elizabeth ch 5 Nov 1756 d. (no date) 1768
Jane ch 16 Apr 1759
Miriam ch 24 May 1761,
Anne ch 12 Jun 1763
William ch 1 Mar 1767
Elizabeth ch 8 Jan 1769
Mary ch 9 Jun 1771

I would love information on 1755 Stephen because I'm missing a generation. Any information from Truro on any of these family members would be appreciated.
Thank you gene angel.

1 comment(s), latest 8 years, 12 months ago

BAWDEN: George Ray, Jr. "Binc" gets written up in Davenport, Iowa's Quad-City Times the week of his death

Quad-City Times, Davenport, Scott, Iowa, Thursday 6 Mar 1986, p. 4, Bill Wundram, asst editor and childhood friend.

Binc...Binc BAWDEN had whipped the odds so many times that I thought he might make it this time. But he didn't, even if he was only 61.

He needed all the luck he could get, but it ran out. A telephone caller said, "Binc's dead - raise a toast." I lifted a glass and through the misty Scotch and water, remembered rollicking Binc. Few minds were as fertile and as much fun. [see his Christmas stories blog]

Through old clippings - a lot of stuff he called tripe - I followed the plucky life of the Davenport ad agency boss: The good stuff, all the awards, snapping up the big Hardees account and United Guaranty - and the ironies, too. Like the time exactly 10 years ago, when he sat down for Thanksgiving dinner. It was the first time he had eaten food in two years. He had been plagued with a punctured esophagus, an accursed thing that nearly did him in over-and over again. For two years, he had been fed through throat or ostomy tubes. Finally they implanted some of his colon in the punctured spots and he could swallow again. But he laughed, gagging: can you imagine your colon in your throat?

He fought the Grim One so many times that he printed his own script - money redeemable in hospital coffee shops. He'd hand them out to visitors; I have a desk drawer still stuffed with them. 'In St. Luke's We Trust' [now Genesis East], with Binc's picture, and Binc - Secretary of Treasury.

Binc - wotta offbeat monicker for a guy named George. It's for BAWDEN, Inc. Always a company man, even to the sobriquet.

Binc was one of those rare people from whom you never parted without feeling good. Even when he felt lousy. How many people can you say that about, pal?

His body withered from this and that, seventy-five pounds is a lot to lose, but he always returned to work with a twinkle, running the big show of Advertising Communications, Inc. a full-floor of media fun an dgames in Davenport's Union Arcade. He pretended to be working les and golfing more with guys like Doots PRIESTER and Dinny WATERMAN. Binc was a great golfer with a fine rolling hook. A year ago, just out of the hospital, he whammed a 73 at Davenport Country Club.

Fragile and wan, his clickity-click mind never quit working and haranguing. Just the other day, he blasted the Times in a letter to the editor about not checking out the claim of an anti-leaf-burning whiner who said airplane pilots looked down on the Quad-Cities as a great smudge pot.

Beyond the wit and creative mind, past the layout board, there was a crisp business head and the sharp pencil, and the proof-reader's eye. In advertising, life is always a rush job. That's why Binc must have chortled at the program his agency did for his funeral service this week.

The prayer of illumination was spelled with three l's. Smiled the Rev. H. Al Wirtz at First Presbyterian Church "I think Binc did that just for devilment - his last rush job."

The older I get in this racket, I find myself writing more and more sad songs about the people who make the Quad-Cities a great place to live. Binc BAWDEN was one of them.
George Ray BAWDEN, Jr. was the son of George Ray and Viola DUVALL BAWDEN of Davenport, Scott, Iowa. Binc died 1 Mar 1986 in Davenport of leukemia...a hold-over from his esophagus surgeries. George Ray Sr. was the son of George Washington and Jennie ELDRIDGE BAWDEN. "Binc" was this writer's father.

BAWDEN: George Washington, son of Stephen and Mary TERRILL BAWDEN, married Jennie ELDRIDGE: obit posted in Davenport Daily Times newspaper, 24 Mar 1905

Davenport Attorney Passes Away at Excelsior Springs, Missouri
He was president of the Times Company and vice president of the I & I Interurban at time of his death

George W. BAWDEN passed away at Excelsior Springs, Missouri yesterday afternoon about 3:00, after an illness of several weeks. Davenport relatives had received word yesterday morning of his serious condition and his sister-in-law and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Carl SCHLEGEL [Minnie ELDRIDGE] were preparing to leave for his bedside. Before thay had left, however, word was received of his death. They proceeded on their way last night and will return with the sorrowing wife and the body tomorrow morning. Funeral arrangements will be then made.

There was a general sorrow expressed throughout the city this morning when the news of his death was made known. His prominence in legal and city affairs had made him widely known and his personality won friends and admirers for him among all with whom he came in contact.

Mr. BAWDEN went to Excelsior Springs about two weeks ago to recuperate, his health being poor, it was thought that the change and the treatment there would benefit him. Among his closest friends, however, there was little hope of his recovery, and although it was not thought that he would die soon, his ultimate death was expected from his recent illness. Diabetes is given as the cause of death.

George W. BAWDEN, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen BAWDEN, was born in Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, May 9, 1859. He moved to a farm near Davenport [Rockingham Twp] arriving in this city Sept 1, 1860. He was educated in the city schools and received a diploma from the Davenport high school. Shortly after graduating, Mr. BAWDEN entered the University of Iowa and remained in the institution until he graduated from the law school in 1880.

He then returned to Davenport and entered the law office of the late Judge GRANT, where he continued to fit himself for his profession. After studying under Judge GRANT for some time, the young man took a position in the law office of C. A. FICKE where he remained for about two years.

Being chosen as attorney for the receiver of the Iowa Mortgage Company, Mr. BAWDEN removed to Muscatine, where he established himself in the practice of law. While in Muscatine Mr. BAWDEN became a member of the Knights of Pythias and became past chancellor commander of one of the lodges in that city.

After living in Muscatine for 11 years he gave up his practice there and returned to Davenport in 1895. Shortly afterward he formed a partnership with Julius LISCHER which continued until Mr. LISCHER's death in 1902. Fred W. NEAL was taken into the firm when MR. LISCHER became county attorney but the partnership was dissolved by the death of Mr. LISCHER.

In January 1903, the firm of BAWDEN & THUENEN was formed. City Attorney Henry THUENEN being the junior member.

Mr. BAWDEN was a Republican in politics and has always taken a lively interest in public affairs. In the Spring of 1897 he was elected alderman from the Fifth Ward in the city council. His term expired in 1900 and he refused another nomination. Mr. BAWDEN was admirably fitted for the office of alderman. He was a thorough business man and no man could influence him to do a thing which he believed was not for the best interests of the people. His services in the council were appreciated by every good citizen in the city.

Since leaving the council, Mr. BAWDEN has devoted his time exclusively to his law practice and his duties as attorney for the Iowa & Illinois railway. He became the legal representative of the company when it was first organized and during the preliminary arrangements for the building of the road, he was indefatigable in his efforts to make the line a reality. The work of securing the right-of-way together with other matters which required his attention brought Mr. BAWDEN an immense amount of work but he never faltered through it all and much of the credit for the successful culmination of the project is due to his energy and determination.

About three years ago MR. BAWDEN became a stockholder in the Times company and was shortly afterward selected to be its president.

On March 4, 1885, Mr. BAWDEN was united in marriage to Miss Jennie ELDRIDGE, daughter of the late Jacob MULLEN ELDRIDGE, of Davenport. Three sons, Albert, Ray and Harry were born to them. He is also survived by three brothers, S.D. [Stephen Douglas], Thomas J. and Dr. H. L. BAWDEN, besides his wife and children.

See bio blog with a few other notes.

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ELDRIDGE - BAWDEN: Jennie writes about her marriage to George Washington BAWDEN, son of Stephen and Mary TERRILL appeared in the Davenport Democrat newspaper, front page, 5 Mar 1885

A couple who are native to our town and who have the friendship and esteem of all who know them, were married last evening at the home of the bride's parents [Jacob MULLEN and Mary HIGH WILLIAMS ELDRIDGE]. Miss Jennie ELDRIDGE, daughter of J. M. ELDRIDGE, and George W. BAWDEN of Muscatine. Nettie B. CHENOWETH was the bride's companion at the altar, and Mr. Ed. IRWIN of Muscatine was the groom's best man. The bride is a young lady of charming graces and elegancies, and the young husband is greatly respected here in his native city [born in Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania] and in his practice of law. The Journal (Muscatine newspaper) remarks that MR. and Mrs. BAWDEN will take up their abode in the Spring residence, Third Street hill, which has been handsomely furnished for the reception of the bride. Muscatine society will extend a warm welcome to the estimable young couple. Mr. BAWDEN, during his two year residence in this city, has won the high personal esteem of all with whom he has come in contact, and has proven himself a business man of fine abilities. The bride is one of Davenport's brightest and loveliest young ladies and will quickly win a place in the hearts of a whole host of friends in Muscatine.

An undated account of the marriage of Jennie and George written by Jennie probably just before her death.

George BAWDEN, altho in business in Muscatine, remained with his sister when in Davenport [Mary TERRILL BAWDEN ILES], until his marriage to Jennie Eldridge in 1885, March 4th. The wedding taking place in her old home, Farnam Street and Kirkwood Blvd. At that time it was 16th Street, not acquiring the dignified name of Kirkwood Blvd until many years later. Just a quiet family wedding about 50 relatives and friends at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Anna Crawaford playing the wedding march. Then a wedding supper. Ed IRWIN was Mr. BAWDEN's best man, Nettie CHENOWITH my brides maid. Aunt Minnie being general hostess as Mother could only be seated through all the festivities being an invalid for many years. Then we took train at 7 p.m. for Muscatine, where a lovely apartment was awaiting our occupancy.

Jennie wrote this about her husband (no date)

He was a brilliant orator and Public speaker - One day in Muscatine he addressed a large crowd in Court House square. Grandpa and Grandma ELDRIDGE [Duncan and Rebecca] came down to dinner and hear him make the address. AFter serving them all at dinner he told me he could not eat much - I wish I had made Albert serve the dinner.

1 comment(s), latest 8 years, 12 months ago

BAWDEN: Elsie, dtr of Thomas John and Anna 'Annie' BENTON keeps a copy book and a story is printed here, also Harry's Family History notes

WINTER SPORTS - Jan 11th 1895
I had a very nice time during our holidays. We had no school for a week and a half. But I was glad when it began again. During every day since December 26th, 1894 except Sunday, my friends and I have been skating. At home we had a Christmas tree with which we had great fun and we had many presents. One Friday before Christmas we had public day at school. Each scholar got a present and a bag of candy. And nearly every scholar gave our teacher a present. We also had a Christmas entertainer at Sunday School. Every class took part in it but one. They also had a tree on which was a present for every scholar. New Years day we had company and we went skating. I spent my holidays in a very joyful manner and I trust that everyone did.

We young folks always enjoy the winter sports, at least I do. There are a great many kinds of winter sports which all boys and girls love to share in. There are two different kinds of winter sports - the indoor and outdoor sports. The outdoor sports are sliding, skating and snow balling.

The indoor sports are of a great variety. Some of the games which boys, girls and grown up people play are checkers, lotto and dominoes. The next I think of is Christmas which everyone shares some sports. This I think is the happiest time in all of the year. Now comes New Years. It is the beginning of the new year and a good-bye to the old.


Harry BAWDEN writes in his Family History about Minnie ELDRIDGE SCHLEGEL [Minnie is the dtr of Jacob Mullen and Mary HIGH WILLIAMS ELDRIDGE, sister to Jennie, this writer's great-grandmother]

Minnie - a dynamic gal. She had a charming voice. Sang in the Presbyterian choir and also at her sister's wedding. AFter her sister's husband died, Minnie kept a helping hand over the Jennie BAWDEN family.

[Minnie's husband] Carl SCHLEGEL was an accomplished pianist. He could get more sound out of a piano than any one I ever knew. [Carl's father brought a piano to Davenport and gave lessons to children in his spare time]

The Jennie BAWDEN and Minnie SCHLEGEL families for years celebrated Christmas and the Fourth of July at each other's home. Often the BAWDEN boys (3 Albert, George, Harry) would throw bisquits at the SCHLEGEL girls (3 Claire, Lura, Paula). At Christmas each family had large Christmas trees lighted with candles and we all sang 'O Tanabam' [sic Tannenbaum].

Often between courses, Claire [SCHLEGEL] would lead us kids out doors and run around the house to make more room for the food to follow.

Lura {SCHLEGEL - not Laura] also was a musician played the organ in several western churches [west Davenport]. As a young gal at Christmas, I remember her singing a popular song 'I Want What I Want When I Want It.'

1 comment(s), latest 8 years, 12 months ago

BAWDEN: Dr. Henry Lightbourne, native of Cuba, is recorded in the History of Scott County, Iowa 1882

Henry L. Bawden, M.D. is a native of Cuba Island, born December 28, 1845. His parents were from London, England [sic Redruth, Cornwall, England]; his father, Stephen BAWDEN was in Cuba in the interests of the Sawanee Mining Company of which Stephen was president at the time of the Doctor's birth. He came to America, accompanied by his parents, when four years of age. They lived in Pennsylvania some years and then came to Scott County, and located near Davenport [Rockingham Twp] where his father engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death, which occured October 27, 1881.

Dr. Bawden was educated at Griswold College [Davenport, now part of Central High School campus]. He read medicine with Dr. A. S. MAXWELL in Davenport then attended lectures in Iowa State University, which he graduated March 6, 1873, and at once began practice in Davenport. He practices according to the principles of the "Rational School", he is the recipient of a large and lucrative practice. He has filled the office of coroner of this county since 1876. He was married in Davenport June 28, 1877 to Bella ANGEL, a native of Peoria, Illinois. Her father was killed at the battle of Shiloh, in the Union Army. Dr. BAWDEN spent the years of 1866 and '67 on the plains as a member of the Seventh Iowa Cavalry. He is a member of the Scott County Medical Society, also the Iowa Medical Society; has been an active member of the local medical society, and as such has prepared numerous papers pertaining to subjects relative to diesease and practice, some of which have found their way into medical journals of the country.

Harry BAWDEN in his Family Histories, says of Henry: "Uncle Henry gave me a fox terrier pup when I was about 4 years old. We named it Kirk, a pal for about 12 years".

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BAWDEN: Stephen from Redruth leads a very successful life (census info) as president of a mining machinery manufacturer and farmer in Rockingham Twp, Scott, Iowa

1841 Redruth, Cornwall, England Census #241,265 (Mormon Lib Film) 143/16 p. 68
Bawden Stephen 50 Blacksmith
Elizabeth 45 [wife - nee GILBERT...Jelbert was common transcriber error]
Elizabeth 15 [dtr b/ch 15 Mar 1823 in Redruth]
Caroline 15 [dtr b/ch 5 Oct 1825 in Redruth]
Matilda 11 [dtr b/ch 19 Jul 1830 in Redruth]
Dennis, Samuel 20 Live-in laborer

1850 Pennsylvania Federal Census, Montgomery Cty, Norristown Borough (mining country), pp 225-26, 15 Aug 1850
77 - 77
Bawden, Stephen 38 Agent [for his mining mfg co]
Mary 33 None
Matilda 19 [sister above]
Stephan 7 [Stephen Douglas - b. West Indies - Cuba]
Henry 4 [son Henry LIGHTBOURNE - b. West Indies - Cuba]
William 1 [son born/christened 2 Feb 1849 in England, d. 10 Apr 1851 in Norristown]
CLINSON Elizabeth 25 [Mary's sister surname s/b CLEMO - divorced or widowed??]
CLINSON Elizabeth R. 3 [Elizabeth's dtr surname s/b CLEMO]

1860 Pennsylbania Federal Census, Montgomery Cty, Norristown Borough, p. 713, 3 Aug 1860
Bawden Stephen 40M Gentleman England
(note: value of real estate listed as $20,000 and value of personal property $50,000)
Mary 36F England
Stephen 16M Pennsylvania
Henry 14M Pennsylvania
Mary 10F Pennsylvania
Thomas 5M Pennsylvania
George W. 1M Pennsylvania [this writer's lineage - middle nm Washington]
CLEMO Elizabeth 30F Lady England
CLEMO Elizabeth 11F England
DOUGLAS Mary 18F Servant England
WHITE Eliza 14F Servant England

1870 Iowa State Agricultural census, Rockingham Twp, Scott County p. 1
#10 Stephen Bawden
100 A improved land, 55 A woodland
Cash Value of farm $15,000
Value of Farming Implements and machinery $600
Wages paid during year $250
Livestock on hand 1 Jun 1870: 2 horses, 2 milk cows, value of stock $300
400 bu of indian corn raised
$100 of orchard products [fruit was a highly prized commodity]
200 lbs butter, 35T hay, $500 worth of animals sold or slaughtered.
TOTAL Value of all farm products, $1000

1880 Iowa State Agricultural Census, Rockingham Twp, Scott County, p.1 [SD, 1; ED 270]
#6 Stephen Bawden, Owner
142 A permanent meadow land
18 A filled land, including pasture or orchards
Value of the farm, $9,600
Value of implements $75
Cost of building and repairing $200
Livestock $330
Value of all production,sold, consumed or on hand 1879 $900
Grass land 8 A mown, and 10 acres hay
Three horses, 3 cows, 6 others, 1 calf dropped, 1 purebred, 9 swine, barnyard fowl which laid 75 eggs in 1879
18 A corn - 800 bu
10 A oats - 300 bu
1/2 A potatoes - 20 bu
1 A apple trees, with 30 trees - $50 of fruit

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