Watauga Association of Genealogists will have program by Roger Bowers

Published 9:15 am Thursday, April 25, 2024

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

The Watauga Association of Genealogists (WAGS) will feature author Roger Bowers, a genealogist-history buff, as he presents the program, “Life and Descendants of Leonard Bowers,” at the Johnson City Public Library Tuesday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m.

Leonard Bowers, Revolutionary War soldier and early Northeast Tennessee pioneer, is an ancestor of author Roger Bowers. Whether you have Bowers heritage or simply an interest in one of the early settler families, you are invited to hear a local lineage that will be useful for the professional genealogist as well as the amateur historian.

Roger Bowers, a Carter County native, has lived in many areas of the U.S. before retiring to Tennessee. He and his wife channeled their research about the life and descendants of Leonard Bowers into a historical, factual book which is a tremendous aid for others with genealogical connections to the East Tennessee Bowers family.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

An engaging person, Bowers has always created laughter. He performed as Bozo the Clown on WJHL-TV during 1960-61 and appeared in community theaters and various functions throughout the states. Bowers has written and performed skits for live broadcasts as well as having had a career in marketing and management. 

The public is invited to attend all WAGS meetings held at the Johnson City Public Library, 100 W. Millard St., Johnson City, on the first Tuesday of the month.