Parents unknown (I'm trying to find them). Born ca. 1860 in Texas; married about 1880 or so to Ann Lee in Hempstead. Divorced; married Mary Stewart (my great-grandmother) in Hempstead ca. 1889. Some records have surname as Bowles; by 1889 consistently spelled Boulds. Commonly went by Ras. Employed by H&TC Railroad, perhaps purchased or was given property by an H&TC heiress. Any help is much appreciated!