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Ernest Bowman
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1851
St. Mary Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1885
Iberia Parish
Louisiana, USA

Ernest Bowman ( the son of Isaac Bowman MD). Born, 4 Feb 1851, in St Mary Par, LA. Died, 9 Dec 1885, in Jeanerette, LA. Baptism: 6 Apr 1851, in St Joseph Ch, Patterson LA. Burial: 10 Dec 1885, in Jeanerette, LA. Census: 1880, in St
Mary Parish, Ward 5, LA.

He married Mary Alice America Jacobs, 6 Jan 1874, in Sacred Heart Ch, Morgan City, LA. Mar License, 2 Jan 1874, in Franklin, St Mary Par, LA.

Ernest (E.) together with his brother Paul (P. R.) owned Glencoe Plantation in the lower part of St Mary Parish. In November 1884 the Plantation was seized and sold by the Sheriff of the Parish to satisfy mortgages, taxes and other debts. Ref: Vol W, Page 18, #7878, entry 15484 of 19th Jud. Dist. Court Parish of St Mary, Pharr vs Bowman's, Nov 5?, 1884. copy/R Jobes.

Tradition indicates Ernest succumbed to the hardship of the 1882 flood although it was several years before his death. The loss of their Plantation was the year before his death; there were two more children born after the flood - the last, a year before his death.

Note of Annie Blomquist mid 1960s to Alice Jobes:
"After 1882 high water grandpa (&) grandma Bowman and four children came to Jeanerette Feb 1- 1883. While waiting for the boat to bring their few worldly possessions left by the high water. They lived with grandma Moore in front of the Catholic Church for a month. Grandpa Moore carved a toy for Mama from a nut I still have it - This house was torn down Aug 1 - 1962 after 92 years." {The Mama here is "Bessie" Toland and the Moors are from Martha Ann S. Jacobs remarriage to Lewis Moore.}
They lived not far from a community established by a Captain Patterson about mid 1830's with lumber mill - first Catholic Church 1848. It is conjecture that Ernest was buried here 1885 in the Catholic church cemetery {now called St Joseph's} although no stone or confirmation has been found.

i. Evelyn Martha1 Bowman ["Gam" & Evelyn Mrs P J Domingues].

ii. Elizabeth Magdaline Bowman ["Bessie" Mrs W L Toland]. Born, 13 Jun 1876, in Near Patterson, LA0. Died, 14 Apr 1952, in Jeanerette, LA. She married William Lee Toland, 9 Oct 1901, in New Iberia Area. "Bessie" was also born on Glencoe Plantation a small island four miles below Patterson, LA.

iii. Emily Devlin Bowman [Mrs Chas Provost]. Born, 11 Apr 1878, in St Mary Par, LA. Died, 31 Aug 1965, in New Iberia, LA. Burial: 1 Sep 1965, in St Peters Cem, New Iberia, LA. She married Charles Louis Provost, 27 Oct 1897. She resided 112 Bridge St in New Iberia LA. Her DAR membership number was 18991 June 12, 1923.

iv. Bernard Ernest Bowman14. Born, 24 Mar 1880, in "Glencoe", Near Patterson, LA. Died, 17 Mar 1955 (?). Census: 1910, in Jeanerette, Iberia Par., LA17. He married Kate Ella Watkins, 22 Sep 1904.

v. Wheaton Francis Bowman. Born, 14 Jun 1883 (?)18. Died, 21 Jan 1942 (?), in Berwick, LA. Death(2): 21 Jan 1949 (?)16. Burial in Willow Grove Cem, Berwick, LA. Census: 1910, in Berwick, St Mary Parish, LA. He married Stella Watkins 17 Jul 1906.

vi. Mary Katherine Downing Bowman Born, 24 Nov 1884, in Jeanerette, LA20. Died, 16 May 1951 (?), in Goosawhatcie, S. C.. Burial in Ridgeland, S. C. She married Leo Stagg, 24 Nov 1911. She was named for Cathrine (Kate) Bowman Downing, Dr Isac Bowman's sister who lived in Kentucky - Kate's grand aunt (tradition said she was named for an aunt). She had daughter Kitty Reed Stagg Buswell with 2 children, Joe lived in LA.


Family links: 
  Isaac Bowman (1823 - 1858)
  {Mary} Alice America Jacobs Bowman (1853 - 1941)
  Evelyn Bowman Domingues (1874 - 1946)*
  Bernard Ernest Bowman (1880 - 1955)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery
St. Mary Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: OR Perhaps Patterson Catholic
Created by: Toby
Record added: Aug 06, 2013
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