Amanda Melvina Bowman


parents:  William H Bowman and Julia Ann Andis


Birth:  28 Jan 1848  Martin Co, IN
Death:  30 Dec 1875  Martin Co, IN
Burial:  Burns City Cemetery, Martin, IN

Marriage #1

James Harrison Cannady

07 Apr 1867  Martin Co, IN


James Isaac Cannady 21 Jan 1868
William Matthew Cannady 17 Aug 1869
Sarah Ida Cannady 31 May 1872
Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cannady 29 Apr 1873

children of James Harrison Cannady and Amanda Melvina (Bowman) Cannady


1850 Federal census Brown Twp, Martin, IN - 20 Sep 1850 - age 3 (view census information)
1860 Federal census Brown Twp, Martin, IN - 01 Jul 1860 - age 12 (view census information)
1870 Federal census Center, Martin, IN - July 1870 - age 23 (view census information) City Directory listings; WWI and WWII draft registration cards; 
"Billy Bowman Bugle" Issues 1-2, printed by Ned Alan Bowman 1986
Burns City Cemetery, Burns City, Indiana Viewed and photographed tombstones
Martin Co, IN Courthouse, Shoals, IN Marriage records; birth records (personally viewed and copied)
Find a Grave volunteer Ann A Tombstone photos - Calvary Cemetery, Enid, Garfield, Oklahoma
Find a Grave volunteer David Oxford Tombstone photos - Sandborn Cemetery, Sandborn, Knox, IN
Find a Grave volunteers Louis Mata, Mike Valeanu and Jason C Tombstone and cemetery photos - Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, CA
Family records Records and photos belonging to Dennis Boring
Family records Records and photos belonging to Kristen Story
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan


Miscellaneous Information
1) Amanda's father (William H) mentions her in his will

2) We have a copy of James and Amanda's marriage license.


Photos and/or signatures

James Harrison Cannady 
with unknown woman
(possibly his 1st wife, Amanda Melvina Bowman)*

date unknown

thanks to Ed Teague for this photo
(original is a tin-type)

* note: We strongly believe this woman is Amanda (Bowman) Cannady. This looks to be a wedding photo, and both Harrison (already identified in this photo) and the woman look very young.  Amanda Bowman was 19 and Harrison Cannady was 23 when they married.  We have a photo of Harrison's 2nd wife, Amanda Gee, and he not only looks much older than in this photo, but we know what Amanda Gee looks like, and this is clearly not her.


Amanda Melvina (Bowman) Cannady

Burns City Cemetery
Burns City, Martin, Indiana

photos taken by Valerie Boman