D. C. BOWERSOX, farmer, P. O. Belleville, Kan., was born in Carroll County, Md., in 1844. Soon after, his parents removed to Adams County, Pa., remaining there until 1853. From there went to Montgomery County, Ohio, remaining there eighteen months, thence to Darke County, remaining until 1863, when he enlisted in the National State Guards, serving about one year. Then enlisted in the One Hundred and Fifty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving about five months. In 1867 emigrated to Illinois, locating in Knox County, and engaged in farming until 1871, when he came to Kansas and took a homestead on Section 21, Township 3, Range 3, Republic County, Kan. Has sixty-five acres under the plow, twenty acres of pasture and the balance hay land; has four acres of timber, a good orchard of about 400 peach trees and a number of apple, pear, cherry and plum trees, and other small fruits. Engaged in raising stock for the past four years, meeting with good success. He was married in 1868, in Darke County, Ohio, to Miss Sarah A. Ream, of that place. They have one son, Elmer, born in 1873. Mr. Bowersox was Town Trustee and Assessor, and for four years was Constable besides school officer. Is a member of John Brown Post No. 44, G. A. R.

 

William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.