William H Bowman

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parents:  unknown

 
Birth:  06 Mar 1820  TN
Death:  25 Mar 1893  Martin Co, IN - no obituary found
Burial:  Burns City Cemetery, Burns City, Martin, IN

Marriage #1

Julia Ann Andis

07 Feb 1840  Martin Co, IN (John Waggoner, JP)

Children

Mary Jane Bowman 30 Nov 1840
Sarah C Bowman 01 Mar 1842
Pleasant Henry Bowman 25 Sep 1843
John R Bowman 19 Feb 1845
Lureniza Ann Bowman 1846
Amanda Melvina Bowman 28 Jan 1848
James Isaac Bowman 20 Aug 1849
Hannah Alice Bowman 10 Jul 1851
Elizabeth Nancy Bowman 25 Jul 1853
William Howard Bowman 01 Mar 1855
Jacob Wilson Bowman 25 Oct 1856
Minerva Bowman 1858

children of William H Bowman and Julia Ann (Andis) Bowman

 

Sources
1830 Federal census Monroe Co, Indiana - (speculation in regard to William) (view census information)
1840 Federal census Martin County Indiana   (view census information)
1850 Federal census Brown Twp, Martin, IN - 20 Sep 1850 - age 30 (view census information)
1860 Federal census Brown Twp, Martin, IN - 01 Jul 1860 - age 40 (view census information)
1870 Federal census Brown Twp, Martin, IN - 15 Jul 1870 - age 50 (view census information)
1880 Federal census  Brown Twp, Martin, IN - 08 Jun 1880 - age 60 (view census information)
National Archives, Washington D.C. Service and pension records of Pleasant Henry Bowman (personally viewed and copied)
U.S. Patent Office Land patent records
Family History Center, Salt Lake City, UT History of Martin County by Harry Holt (book)
"Billy Bowman Bugle" Issues 1-2, printed by Ned Alan Bowman 1986
Martin Co Public Library, Shoals, IN 1855 Martin Co, IN Taxpayers; 1865 Martin Co, IN Taxpayers
Martin Co, IN Courthouse, Shoals, IN Marriage records; probate records; birth records; death records; land records (personally viewed and copied)
"History of Daviess County" (Indiana) Biography of Ira E Bowman (William's grandson)
Burns City Cemetery, Burns City, Martin, IN Personally viewed and photographed tombstone
Family records Photo belonging to Elladine Foley
Family records Records and photos belonging to Hal Bowman
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan

Miscellaneous Information

1) Because it is such a stumbling block for additional information on this line of Bowman research, we have provided speculation on the question of William's parentage called "Who's Your Daddy, William?".

2) We have a copy of the document where James and Jane Holt sold land to William Bowman on 21 Jan 1840.  This was just two weeks before William married Julia Ann Andis. He paid $100.00 for the SE quarter of the NE quarter of Section 4, Twp 4N, Range 4W in Martin Co, IN (40 acres).

3) We have a copy of the recording of William and Julia's marriage.

4) William is noted in the book "History of Martin County".

5) We have a copy of the document where James and Elizabeth Andis sold land to William Bowman on 28 Apr 1854.  He paid $300.00 for the East half of the NW quarter of the NW quarter of Section 4, Twp 4N, Range 4W in Martin Co, IN (120 acres).  Dated the same day, we have a copy of the document where William and his wife Julia sold the following to James and Elizabeth Andis for $300.00: SE quarter of the NW quarter and the SE quarter of the NE quarter of section 10, and also the NW quarter of the NW quarter of section 11, all in Twp 4N, Range 4W (120 acres). 

6) We have a copy of William's 1857 land patent.

7) William is mentioned in letters that his son (Pleasant Henry Bowman) sent home to the family, while serving in the Civil War.  Please also read "The Legend of the Holly Tree".

8) William is mentioned in court records of his brother-in-law David Nail. 

9) William's deposition was taken when his wife, Julia Ann, was attempting to acquire pension money after the death of their son, Pleasant H, in the Civil War. 

10) "History of Daviess County" - Biography of Ira E Bowman (grandson of William): Article listed William as being an "earnest member of the Christian Church, being ever prominent in the good works of the community".

11) We have a copy of William's last will and testament

12) We have copies of affidavits from doctors that treated William H Bowman during his medical struggles. 

13) On 30 April 1896, the land that originally belonged to William and Julia was partitioned out to various family members.  


Photos and/or signatures

 

William H Bowman

unknown date

thanks to Hal Bowman for this photo (sketch?)

 

William Bowman and his wife, 
Julia Ann (Andis) Bowman

unknown date

thanks to Elladine Foley for this photo

 

 

William H Bowman

Burns City Cemetery
Burns City, Martin, Indiana

cemetery photos taken by Dean and Valerie Boman

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