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John Bowman
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Birth: May 5, 1770
Laurens County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 1848
Mercer County
Kentucky, USA

John Bowman, Born, 5 May 1770, in Laurens Co., SC, son of Jacob and Sarah Stephens Bowman Died, 23 Jun 1848, in Mercer Co, KY. Burial: 1848, in His Fmly. Cem, Mercer Co, KY. Prob of Est: 1848, in Mercer Co, KY. He married, first, Frances Curd Perkins "Fanny" daughter of Benjamin Perkins (Capt) and Mary Curd, 7 Dec 1806, in Garrard Co, KY. Mar License, 1 Dec 1806, in Garrard Co, KY. He married, third, ??Sarah Driskell? 1810 (?), in Mercer Co, KY. Marriage(2): 11 May 1807 (?), in Mercer Co, KY.

In Kentucky, John is first seen in Garrard County when he appeares on their 1799 tax rolls. Jacob Bowman Sr was an heir of his brother, Joseph, who was killed in 1779 as a result of military service. In 1801 & 02, 1000 acres of Garrard County family inheritance land, between the Dicks and Kentucky River, was received and recorded by Jacob Jr.

In 1802 John Bowman was noted as bondsman for his sister Sally in her marriage to Edmund Perkins in Garrard County. In 1804 John acquired 100 ac of Garrard Co land in the forks of the Dicks and the Kentucky River from his brother Jacob {Mercer DB#18,p502/3}. Also in 1804 John is noted as the brother to Nancy Bowman in the marriage bond for her to William Mcpheeters. In 1805 there is a Garrard Co deed for a slave girl to John Bowman from ?J (or ?Th) Robards; wit: Th. Robards & Ed. Perkins {MercerDB #18,p504}.

In 1 Dec 1806 John Bowman and Edmund Perkins make bond in
Garrard County for the intended marriage of John Bowman and
Fanny Perkins. [On November 24, 1807 John Bowman was noted in a Mercer county marriage bond as the father to Polly Bowman with Jacob Satterly the intended husband = George Bowman was a witness to this bond. { this is possibly another family}]]

"John Bowman son of Jacob Bowman of South Carolina" was heir to a tract of Mercer County land (where John Dunlap lived) in the May 1824 {BK8, p.16} will of John Bowman, son of Colonel John. John, of SC, likely resided on this inherited land which was part of the historical "Bowman Station" and adjoins Bellevue on the east.

The will of John Bowman (of SC), dated 27 May 1848 {Mercer WB13, p.54} names four sons: Stephen N., Edmund P., Benjamine H. and William H. H. Bowman; witness John Bowman, Joseph Bowman, George Bowman & Richard Lancaster. [It is to be noted that three of John's children carry given names similar to the Fanny Prekins family]. In this 1848 will of John Bowman (of SC) his son William H. Bowman inherited the plantation adjoining Bellevue. In 1851 William H and wife Hannah Frances Bowman sold this same land to Josiah Lipscomb. The deed of sale so states that the graveyard on property contains the "father and son" remains of seller and said have the privilege to fence same if he chooses.

John is buried in his family graveyard on the 236 acres inherited from his cousin John (son of Colonel John). This land joins the Bellevue Bowman Station property on the east. Today John's old graveyard is in a clump of trees that can be seen from Bellevue but the condition is poor. This graveyard is not to be confused with the family cemetery at Bellevue. Also buried here are John (1842-1848) son of W H Bowman; also Mary B. (1837-1851) the daughter of A & C Oldham.

Stephen Nicholas Bowman m. Mary Caldwell X
Edmund P. Bowman m. Mary Perkins, ?
Benjamine H. Bowman 1808-1854m.MaryChinn
William H. H. Bowman see FAG memorial

Cemetery notes and/or description:
This Bowman home graveyard is located 2 miles east of Burgin KY, a short distance in the field clump of brush adjoining "Belleview" east property line - on John Bowman (1770-1846) tract inherited from cousin John Bowman of Belleview.

Following the death in 1824 of John Bowman Jr (who never married) the Bellevue "land" fell heir to three cousins named John Bowman. They were the sons of Jacob, Abraham and Isaac Bowman. The house of Bellevue was inherited in 1824 by John (1787-1873) son of Abraham - it probably grew in size thereafter as he raised his children. John (1770-1848), the son of Jacob, inherited the adjoining tract and home - it was but a stones throw away from the brick home and did not survive - it also had a graveyard. The old stockade of "Bowman Station" was between these home sites but closer to and on today's Bellevue's tract of land.

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Family links: 
  John Jacob Bowman (1733 - 1781)
  Sarah Stephens Bowman (1745 - 1839)
  Frances Curd Perkins Bowman (1783 - 1813)
  William H Bowman (1813 - 1879)*
  John Jacob Bowman (1767 - 1843)*
  John Bowman (1770 - 1848)
  George Bowman (1782 - 1864)*
*Calculated relationship
In Memory of John Bowman born May 5th 1770 died June 23rd 1848
Bowman's Tomb Cemetery
Mercer County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Bowman old home place
Created by: Toby
Record added: Sep 14, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117064700

 Added: Nov. 12, 2015

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