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Gen John Bowyer
Birth: 1719
Augusta County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1806
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA

Biography: Despite the fact that he eventually rose to a higher rank and station in the military (in addition to numerous other accomplishments), General John Bowyer remained steadfastly proud of his Revolutionary War service, and the simplicity of his tombstone—"Colonel Rockbridge's Co. Va. Mil. Rev. War"—reflects the pride that he took in his patriotism.

His death notice from the 23 May 1806 edition of the Political Observatory (Walpole, NH):

In Rockbridge county, (Penn.) [should be Va.] General John Bowyer, a revolutionary veteran, aged 87.—

An article from the 5 December 1806 edition of the Enquirer (Richmond, VA):

The office of Brigadier General of the 13th Brigade, has become vacant, by the death of Brigadier General John Bowyer ; and the office of Brigadier General of the 14th Brigade, has become vacant by the resignation of Brigadier General Henry Young.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Michael Bowyer (1695 - 1761)
 
 Spouses:
  Margaret Mary Becker Boyer (1749 - 1819)*
  Magdalena Woods Bowyer (1706 - 1810)*
 
 Children:
  William Henry Boyer (1763 - 1821)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Bowyer (1719 - 1806)
  Thomas Bowyer (1727 - 1805)*
  Michael Bowyer (1730 - 1809)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

(†)
JOHN BOWYER

COLONEL ROCKBRIDGE'S
CO. VA. MIL. REV. WAR
1806

 
Burial:
Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery
Lexington
Lexington City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Lat: 37.78089 - Lon: 79.44675
 
Maintained by: James G. Bigwood
Originally Created by: S.G. Thompson
Record added: Mar 12, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10603130
Gen John Bowyer
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Gen John Bowyer
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Gen John Bowyer
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- Lanie
 Added: Nov. 29, 2015
A true patriot, not like these tea party terrorists today.
- AB1
 Added: Sep. 12, 2014
Thank you for your service to our country g-g-g-g grampa John. father to William, father to Elizabeth Boyer-Delph, mother to Sarah Sally Delph-Rimer,Rimer to Manis..Manis to Greer... Greer to Taylor to me
- carole taylor puntenney
 Added: Aug. 2, 2014
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