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Joseph Bowman
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Birth: 1752
Frederick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1779
Knox County
Indiana, USA

Died at Fort Sackville, now Fort Patrick Henry (near Vincennes).

Joseph Bowman (c. 1752 c. 14 August 1779) was a Virginia militia officer during the American Revolutionary War. He was second-in-command during George Rogers Clark's famous campaign to capture the Illinois country, in which Clark and his men seized the British-controlled towns of Kaskaskia, Vincennes, and others. Bowman was injured in an accidental gunpowder explosion after the campaign, and subsequently died of his wounds. He was the only American officer killed during the Illinois campaign. Bowman kept a daily journal during the trek from Kaskaskia to Vincennes, which is one of the best primary accounts of the event.

contributed by Charlene Patton 
Family links: 
  George Bowman (____ - 1768)
  Mary Elizabeth Heydt-Hite Bowman (1708 - 1770)
  John Jacob Bowman (1733 - 1781)*
  Elizabeth Bowman Ruddell (1735 - 1815)*
  Emma Maria Bowman Stephens (1735 - 1819)*
  John Bowman (1738 - 1784)*
  Rebecca Bowman Brinker (1745 - 1831)**
  George Bowman (1747 - 1769)**
  Abraham Bowman (1748 - 1837)*
  Joseph Bowman (1752 - 1779)
  Isaac Hite Bowman (1757 - 1826)*
*Calculated relationship
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Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral Cemetery
Knox County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Tamie Dehler
Record added: May 31, 2010
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Joseph Bowman
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Joseph Bowman
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Joseph Bowman
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Rest in peace to my 5th great grand uncle.
- Anna Herrera
 Added: Aug. 30, 2015
my 1st cousin 8X removed.
- Shirley Lewis Hartley
 Added: Dec. 15, 2013
My 4th great grandfather served under him. Remembering a great man.
- Charlene Patton
 Added: May. 18, 2012
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