Lisa Y. Henderson on her Fourth Generation Inclusive blog lists the following Indian information:
Catherine Jackson. Died 7 July 1932, Waccamaw, Columbus County. Indian. Widow of David Jackson. Born 12 April 1858 in Columbus County to J.A. Bowen of Columbus County and Susan Lacewell of Bladen County. Buried Holly Ridge NC. Informant, Geo. M. Mitchell.
In the 1860 census of Columbus County: John Bowen, 45, farmer, wife Susan 46, and children John, 23, Frances, 21, Lucy, 20, Anna, 17, Jane, 15, Betsey, 13, James, 10, G., 8, Henry, 5, Lydia, 3, and Caty Bowen, 2. John and Susan were born in Bladen County. They and their oldest three children were described as mulatto; the remainder as black.
John William Mitchell. Died 5 January 1934, Waccamaw, Columbus County. Indian. Married to Colista Mitchell. Farmer. Born 1 November 1858, Waccamaw, to B.F. Mitchell and Mary Frances Bowen. Buried Mitchell cemetery. Informant, Cary Mitchell, Hallsboro NC.
In the 1860 census of Bladen County: B.F. Mitchel, 24, wife Mary F., 21, and children A.E., 3, and John W., 2.
It would appear that the Bowen family is the common link between these two individuals who are both listed as Indian.
To see additional information about family members, please visit Lisa’s blog posting:
Additional North Carolina Bowen family information can be found here.
Find-A-Grave shows that John A. Bowen, buried in the Mitchellfield Cemetery, was born in 1834 and died April 12, 1900. Also buried in the same cemetery is Lucy Ann Bowen born in 1841, died Sept. 7, 1898.
There is a Bowen Cemetery in Columbus County, but the burials do not appear to be any members of this family.
Columbus County was formed in 1808. The Bowen family seems to have been from Bladen County. John was born there in 1815, so in the 1820 county census, his family should be listed and he would have been age 5.
In the 1820 census in Bladen County, the James Bowen family is shown as “free colored people” and they have 2 males to the age of 14, 1 male 26 to 45, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female to age 14 and female 14 to the age of 26. They also have 2 slaves.
William Bowen also heads a “free colored” household. He has 1 male to age 14, 1 male 26 to 45, 1 female to 14 and one female over 14-26. This family also has a slave.
Judy Bowen, two houses from William has 1 white male 26-45. The rest of the family is “free colored” and consists of 1 male to age 14, two males 14-26, 1 female to 14 and one female over 45, probably Judy.
The 1790, 1800 and 1810 census shows no Bowen families in Bladen County nor any William, James or Judy who are listed as non-white in any other NC county. There is a James Bowen in Orange County in 1790 but Ancestry’s system is not currently displaying that particular census page, so I could not discern if James was white or of color.