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From: Wayne Lucore <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Benjamin Bowman, Sr.
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:04:42 -0800 (PST)
Interesting, I have followed a lot of Bowmans since they were an important family in my wife's hometown of Quinter, Gove Co, KS. These were descendants of Brubakers, Floras and Jamison - Daniel Flora Bowman b 1840 in Franklin Co, VA married Sarah Eliz Brubaker dau. of Henry Brubaker and Nancy Jamison. My wife's mother was a Jamison.
Amy didn't give any dates so I really can't select any of my approximately 25 Benjamin Bowmans as likely hers.
Also the Bowmans in Virginia were close to my mother's Switzer family and one Switzer family used Bowman for a middle name to honor them.
From: "" <>
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 1:50 PM
Subject: [BRE] Benjamin Bowman, Sr.
I'm not sure whether any of the Benjamin Bowmans I have in my files are
yours. All my Bowmans had Germanic backgrounds and the name must have been
Bauman at one time (meaning tree grower, as opposed to the English Bowmans
who were probably archers). I have these Benjamins in my files:
Benjamin Bowman, b 5 Dec 1823, PA, died young, probably by 1830, s/o John
Bowman (1797-1830) and Magdalena Leib (1801-1851).
Benjamin Bowman Sr, b 1785, Bedford County PA, died Delaware County Indiana
1856. s/o Deacon John Bowman Sr (1740-1830) and Esther XX Bowman
(1744-1830). Married to Elizabeth Shideler c1801 in PA. My notes say :"7
children, Dunker minister in Ohio & Indiana. FOBG fall 1972." See if you can
find a copy of the Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists for fall 1972 (a
quarterly publication of the FOBG now called Brethren Roots) if you think this
might be your guy. Or post your query on the genealogy e-mail list for
Benjamin Frank Bowman, botn May 13, 1880, Jefferson County KS, s/o Andrew J
Bowman 1854-1913 and S Elizabeth "Lizzie" Kimmel 1855-1926. He died in
Sedgwick Co. KS, but I don't have DOD, although he was a cousin of my dad's.
He married Janet Crabo. The only child I have listed for them is
In a message dated 12/19/2011 12:35:37 P.M. Central Standard Time,
Hello. I am looking for info on my great (x4) grandfather Benjamin
Bowman, Sr. and his father. I'd appreciate any information you have.
Amy Bowman Thomas