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David Bustill Bowser
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1820
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 1900
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

African-American ornamental artist and portraitist. He attended a private school run by his cousin Sarah Mapps Douglass and studied art with his cousin Robert Douglass, Jr., an African-American pupil of Thomas Sully. During the American Civil War, he was commissioned to design and paint banners for regiments of United States Colored Troops. He painted a portrait of famed abolitionist John Brown, who sat for the painting at the Bowser home, which was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Grandson of Cyrus Bustill, founder of the Free African Society, he was also the cousin of abolitionist Frederick Douglass
 
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 Parents:
  Jeremiah Bowser (1766 - 1856)
  Racheal Bustill Bowser (1780 - 1848)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Harriet Stevens Gray Bowser (1831 - 1908)
 
 Children:
  Ida Elizabeth Bowser Asbury (1870 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Originally buried in Lebanon Cemetery, Philadelphia. Re-interred in Eden Cemetery, January 1903.
 
Burial:
Eden Cemetery
Collingdale
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Margaret Orthodox
Record added: Jan 04, 2011
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David Bustill Bowser
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- EL Edwards
 Added: Mar. 23, 2014

- Anna Asbury
 Added: Feb. 25, 2014
Rest in Peace.
- dennis bostick
 Added: Feb. 4, 2014
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