|Birth: ||Jun. 17, 1813|
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 1879|
William H Bowman occupied the old John Bowman, farm at "Bowmans Station" - adjoining "Bellveue" in Mercer County, KY until his relocation to Missouri about 1853.
~~FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP- BIOGRAPHYS~~
WILLIAM H. BOWMAN, DECEASED. On the ninth day of June, 1879, Howard county lost one of her best citizens, in the death of William H. BOWMAN. He was a man whose life had been useful and just. As a citizen, he was public spirited, and a steadfast friend to law and order. As a neighbor, he was hospitable and kind to all around him.
And as a man, he combined, to more than an ordinary degree, the qualities of mind and health that make one respected and esteemed by all with whom he is associated. William H. BOWMAN was born in Mercer county, Kentucky, February 17, 1813. He was a son of John BOWMAN and Fannie C., formerly a Miss PERKINS, who were married December 7, 1806. His parents were natives of Virginia, but emigrated to Kentucky early in life, and settled in Mercer county, where they
lived until their death. William H. was reared in his native county. His father having been a farmer, and he, himself, having been brought up to farm life, he naturally adopted that as his permanent occupation. He continued to
live in Mercer county, and follow his chosen calling until 1853, when he came to Howard county, and made this his home until his death. However, before leaving Kentucky, he was married on the 27th day of October, 1840, to Miss Hannah F. READ, of that state, born November 17, 1821, a noble and devoted woman who died one year after reaching this state, July 18, 1854. She left him four children — Anna, Fannie C., Nicholas and Ella. On reaching this county, Mr. BOWMAN at once engaged in farming and stock raising, and soon took rank with the leading farmers and stockmen of the county. He acquired a splendid farm of 320 acres, and had it improved in a thorough and complete manner. In the stock business he showed broad-minded enterprise in securing the best class of stock from which to breed. As both farmer and stock raiser he was regarded as one of the leading men of the county. By the death of his wife, he was left, as has been observed, with four motherless children, and at that time among comparative strangers. Mr. BOWMAN was too sensible a man, as well as too warm hearted, and domestic in his nature to think of rearing his children without the care of one who could take the place of mother, or to go through the long journey of life without the tenderness and affection of wife. Accordingly, on the 30th day of October, 1855, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary KEILL, a worthy and excellent lady, born in this state August 4,
1835. By this union five children were born, and are now living—George A., William Taylor, Edwin P., Laura M., and Mary. On the 9th day of June, 1879, as noted above, Mr. BOWMAN fell to sleep in death—God's finger touched him, and he slept. Something over a year afterwards his second wife, she who had reared his children, and loved and comforted him through the circling seasons of near
twenty-five years, followed him in death. Her spirit passed from earth September 24, 1880. He first deceased; she for a little tried To live without him, liked it not, and died. Both were members of the Christian church, and their lives and death exemplified the beauties and power of the Christian's faith. Mr. BOWMAN was also a member of the Masonic order.
Fanny C b.1846
Nicholas H b.1848
Martha Ella b.1851
George Augustus b.1856
Wm. Taylor b.1859
Edwin P b.1861
Laura M b.1862
The graveyard is on William H Bowmans 320 acre farm, Howard County, MO, near Franklin township, settled ca1853 and where he lived, farmed and raised his family to his death 1879.
John Bowman (1770 - 1848)
Frances Curd Perkins Bowman (1783 - 1913)
Mary Keill Bowman (1835 - 1880)
Hannah F. Read Bowman (1821 - 1854)*
John F? Bowman (1842 - 1848)*
Bowman Farm Graveyard
Created by: Toby
Record added: Sep 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117526996