1. Jesse Bowling was born on 2 May 1758 in Hillsboro, Orange Co, NC and died on 10 Mar 1841 in Quicksand Crk, Breathitt Co, KY at age 82.
Jesse married Mary Elizabeth Pennington, daughter of Micajah Pennington and Rachel Jones, on 6 Jan 1785 in Wilkesboro, Wilkes Co, NC. Mary was born on 8 Nov 1765 in Yadkin River, Wilkes Co, NC and died on 21 Mar 1842 in Breathiitt Co, KY at age 76.
Children from this marriage were:
2 F i. Hannah Bowling was born on 28 Apr 1785 in Wilkes Co, NC.
3 F ii. Mary 'Polly' Bowling was born on 1 Mar 1788 in Wilkes Co, NC.
4 F iii. Elizabeth 'Betsy Betty' Bowling was born in Apr 1794.
5 M iv. John Pennington Bowling was born on 31 Mar 1796 in Hawkins Co, TN and died on 26 Jul 1838 in Clay Co, KY at age 42.
+ 6 M v. Jesse Bowling was born on 5 Jan 1790 in Greenbriar, Chesterfield Co, VA and died on 16 Sep 1880 in Clay Co, KY at age 90.
+ 7 M vi. Elijah 'Lige' Bowling was born on 22 Jan 1801 in Lee Co, VA, died on 20 Oct 1883 at age 82, and was buried in Bowling Cemetery, Greenmount, Laurel County, KY.
8 F vii. Margaret 'Patsy' Bowling was born in 1804 in Lee Co, VA.
9 M viii. Thomas Murrell Bowling was born in 1805 in TN.
10 M ix. William 'Bill Or Blue Head Willie' Bowling was born about 1806 in VA.
11 F x. Nancy Bowling was born about 1808.
12 M xi. George Bowling was born in Sep 1810 in KY.