Sours family papers, 1796-1988.

Creator: Sours family.
Collection number: 4435
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Abstract: Correspondence, financial and legal items, diaries, photographs, and other materials of six generations of the Sours and related families. Much material relates to the Rev. John Dickson Sours (1815-1912), Methodist circuit rider, minister, and teacher of Adams County, Pa., and to the descendents of iron-worker and Civil War soldier Jacob Sours (1823-1888) of Virginia and Ohio. Included are materials that document the lives and careers of Mary Bowling (d. 1956), Alabama teacher, World War II soldier, and long-time music student; genealogist Noland Hubbard Bowling (b. 1886); librarian Sarah Bowling Holland (b. 1910), who was graduated from the University of North Carolina Library School and worked in several southern states; Adam Sours (1836-1888), who went to California to mine gold; Margaret Emma Sours (1859-1926), who taught school in rural Pennsylvania; and other members of the Sours family and the related Bowling, Holland, Hubbard, and other families.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection