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Alston Bowman
Birth: Jun. 18, 1818
Nicholas County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1901


(Farmer, Post-office, Hamilton)

In endeavoring to trace the ancestry of Mr. Bowman we find that as far back as can be gone he is of Swiss origin that is to say his great-grandfather, Drury Bowman, was himself of Swiss descent. His son was born in England, and was the husband of a lady of German birth. To them was born Vincent Bowman, the father of Alston. Vincent Bowman's birthplace was in Amherst, Va.,and after reaching
manhood he married, Miss Jane McLean becoming his wife. She was a native of Westmoreland county. Pa., and a daughter of Charles and Elizabeth McLean, nee West, who after their marriage continued to make their home in Westmoreland county for many years. The father of Charles McLean came originally from Ireland, and survived to a remarkable old age, dying when about 100 years old. Alston
Bowman, the eldest of his parents' family of nine children, was born June 18, 1818, in Nicholas county, Ky. In that State he passed his time in attendance at the primitive schools of the period and at such work as he could accomplish upon the home farm until 12 or 14 years
old, when he accompanied his parents to Brown county, O. This continued to be their home for about five years, the next settlement being made in Marshall county. Ill. For 31 years Mr. Alston Bowman lived in that county, following the life of a farmer. His career during that time was one unmarked by other than ordinary events, but at the same time, not without substantial results. In 1865 he came to Caldwell county, Mo., and almost immediately engaged in the lumber business at Hamilton, conducting a successful trade for quite a while. But disposing of his interests in this business he again turned his attention to agricultural pursuits, and to this he has since devoted himself. Though residing in town he has in his possession
360 acres of good land which is now being cultivated. Mr. Bowman has passed the allotted age of three score years and ten, but time has dealt gently with him, and he bids fair to see many more summers. He and his worthy wife are among the truly respected residents of this place. Mrs. Bowman was formerly Miss Johanna Story, a native of
Fleming county, Ky. The names of their four children are Ambrose M., Albert L., Emily M., and Charles M.

From: History of Caldwell & Livingston Counties, Missouri

Family links: 
  Vincent Bowman (1793 - 1872)
  Jane McLean Bowman (1793 - 1859)
  Joanna Story Bowman (1815 - 1899)*
  Ambrose M. Bowman (1850 - 1921)*
  Albert L Bowman (1853 - 1916)*
  Emily Melissa Bowman Rogers (1854 - 1936)*
  Charles McLean Bowman (1860 - 1947)*
  Alston Bowman (1818 - 1901)
  Albert Bowman (1819 - 1851)*
  Charles Bowman (1821 - 1851)*
  Sarah Bowman (1823 - 1900)*
  Alexander Bowman (1827 - 1848)*
  Permilia Bowman (1828 - 1840)*
  Vincent Bowman (1831 - 1913)*
  Winnie Jane Bowman Erwin (1833 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
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Bowman Cemetery
Caldwell County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Caryn Hood
Record added: Mar 05, 2005
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Alston Bowman
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