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Rev Samuel Bowman
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Birth: May 21, 1800
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 1861
Pennsylvania, USA

In 1827, the Rev. Mr. Bowman came to St. James' Church as co-rector: but after Dr, Clarkson's death in 1830, he became sole rector of the parish. He received in 1843 from Hobart College the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology; and in 1847 was elected bishop of Indiana, but declined. In 1858 he was elected assistant bishop of Pennsylvania; but he retained the rectorship of St. James', and kept his residence in Lancaster. The Rev. Mr. Bowman did much for the Protestant Episcopal Church in Lancaster County. He was directly the founder of St. John's, of Lancaster, the pioneer free church in the Diocese, he himself subscribing more than 0ne-tenth of its building cost. Bishop Bowman was instrumental in incorporating St. James' Orphan Asylum in 1838, in establishing the Bishop Bowman Home in 1857, and in founding the Yeates Institute, a preparatory school for boys in the same year.
[The History of St. James' Church, H.M.J. Klein & William F. Diller, 1944] 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Bowman (1753 - 1818)
  Eleanor Ledlie Bowman (____ - 1808)
 
 Spouses:
  Harriet Rumsey Clarkson Bowman (1797 - 1852)*
  Susan Sitgreaves Bowman (1802 - 1831)*
 
 Children:
  Samuel Sitgreaves Bowman (____ - 1846)*
  Susan Bowman (____ - 1835)*
 
 Sibling:
  Samuel Bowman (1800 - 1861)
  Alexander Hamilton Bowman (1803 - 1865)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint James Episcopal Church Cemetery
Lancaster
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: #91
 
Created by: Nancy Gibson Lowe
Record added: May 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37295379
Rev Samuel Bowman
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Rev Samuel Bowman
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Rest in peace Rev. Bowman.
- Nancy Gibson Lowe
 Added: May. 20, 2009
 
 
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