|Birth: ||Feb. 9, 1707|
"The McDowells, Bowmans, and Greenlees came from Virginia to Burke County previous to the Revolution (late 1750). Joseph McDowell's grant on Quaker Meadows was dated 1749. They were all related by marriage or consanguinity."
"George Bowman (c. 1705-1768) was an 18th century American pioneer, landowner and a prominent Indian fighter in the early history of the Colony of Virginia. He, along with his father-in-law Jost Hite, was one of the first to explore and settle Shenandoah Valley. His estate, on which FORT BOWMAN was founded, was one of the earliest homes to be built in Shenandoah Valley and is the site of present day Strasburg, Virginia.
Four of his sons, Joseph, Isaac, Abraham and Jacob Bowman, also became well-known frontiersmen in Kentucky during the late 1770s. His great-grandson, John Bryan Bowman founded Kentucky University and Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky."
Bio: "Born to Cornelious and Ann Bowman in the Colony of Virginia, he married Mary Hite in Pennsylvania around 1731. He one of the first to settle in the Shenandoah Valley with his father-in-law Jost Hite and brothers-in-law Jacob Chrisman and Paul Froman during the early 1730s. He and his wife, Mary Hite, later settled on the banks of Cedar Creek located eight miles south of Peter Stephens' Newtown settlement (present-day Stephens City, Virginia). They would eventually establish a 1,000 acre tract of land on which FORT BOWMAN was built. He later received a tract of land from his father-in-law, 145 acres on Lenville's Creek in Frederick County.
In 1752 or 1753, while still living on Ceder Creek, Bowman built a colonial mansion known as the Mount Pleasant Estate. It was here they raised their thirteen children, including Abraham, Isaac, Joseph and John Jacob Bowman. In 1746 and 1749, he bought two large tracts of land amounting to over 1,000 acres on Linville Creek on which he constructed and operated a grist mill later known as "Bowman's Mill"; the mill, as of 1972, was still in operation near present day Bartonsville, Virginia. On August 14, he deeded some of his property to his widowed mother - livestock and various household goods. Among his property including one horse, one mare, two cows, two yearling heifers, and a slave known as Harry.
Following his death in 1768, his sons inherited the estate. Part of the estate was sold by John Bowman to an Abraham Miller in July of that year. The Bowman home, one of the first homes built in the Shenandoah Valley, still exists and remains one of the oldest historical buildings in the state. His son Isaac and his first and second wife, as well as Samuel Kercheval and his daughters are buried in the family graveyard located 200 yards west of the house."
Mary Elizabeth Heydt-Hite Bowman (1708 - 1770)
John Jacob Bowman (1733 - 1781)*
Emma Maria Bowman Stephens (1735 - 1819)*
Elizabeth Bowman Ruddell (1737 - 1815)*
John Bowman (1738 - 1784)*
Abraham Bowman (1748 - 1837)*
Joseph Bowman (1752 - 1779)*
Isaac Hite Bowman (1757 - 1826)*
Note: He was buried on the Bowman estate on Cedar Creek, near Strasberg, VA
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Record added: Oct 07, 2010
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