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Pvt Wilson Bowman
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Birth: Dec. 26, 1831
Alexander County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 1902
North Carolina, USA


b 26 Dec 1831 - d 30 Nov 1902





-Pvt Jacob Bowman (1825 - 1910)*
-Pvt David Bowman (1828 - 1864)*
-Pvt Wilson Bowman (1831 - 1902)*
-Pvt Abel Jackson Bowman (1832 - 1863)*
-Pvt Joshua Bowman (1832 - 1865)*
-Corp Simon Peter Bowman (1837 - 1865)*
-Pvt Joseph Lafayette Bowman (1839 - 1861)*
-Pvt Jonas Bowman (1842 - 1864)*
-Pvt Polycarp Bowman (1843 - 1918)*


-Joseph Bowman (1803 - 1863)

-Sarah Little Bowman (1808 - 1884)

* Joseph Bowman

* Sarah Little Bowman

* SISTERS - Waiting at home for thier brothers to come home-

-Mary Eveline Bowman Courtney (1835 - ____)

-Malinda Bowman Little (1844 - 1922)*

-Mary(?)"Matilda" Bowman Bostain (b about 1847)

- Pvt. Wilson Bowman, was born December 26, 1831, in N.C. (probably Alexander Co.); he was one of the nine sons of Joseph and Sarah Bowman. Joseph and Sarah Little Bowman had 12 children. They had three daughters.

- All nine sons served in the Civil War; only three sons survived the war.

- Pvt. Wilson Bowman was one of the sons to survive. -

* Marriage-

- Wilson Bowman married Martha L. Hedick, in 1866, in N.C.

According to records, Wilson Bowman and Martha L. Hedick Bowman would have had only three children.

Son: Thomas Partee Bowman born in 1869

Daughter: Barbara Elizabeth Hedick Hedrick, born 1872

Child # 3 -

* Family *

- 1850c Alexander Co., N.C.

- Wilson Bowman, His Parents, Siblings

- Wilson Bowman
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
Birth Place: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Alexander, North Carolina

-Household Members: Name Age
Abel Bowman 14
Eveline Bowman 15
Jacob Bowman 24
Jonas Bowman 9
Joseph Bowman 47 *
Joshua Bowman 17
Lafayette Bowman 10
Matilda Bowman 3
Melinda Bowman 4
Pallycorp Bowman 6
Peter Bowman 12
Sarah Bowman 36 *
Wilson Bowman 20 *

- David Bowman - a brother not shown in the above census, b about 1828

*SEE* -Wife's Page For More On Family-



- Name: Wilson Bowman

Residence: Catawba County, North Carolina

Enlistment Date: 1 Apr 1862

Enlistment Place: Catawba County, North Carolina

Side Served: Confederacy

State Served: North Carolina

Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 1 April 1862 at the age of 26.

Enlisted in Company A, 12th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 1 Apr 1862.


*SEE* Soldiers & Brothers

*SEE Sisters*

Mary "Eveline" Bowman Courtney

Malinda Bowman Little

Matilda Bowman Bostain


On November 30, 1902, in North Carolina, probably Alexander County, Pvt Wilson Bowman, died at the age of 70.

* Just when I thought I had somewhat figured the family out, as as of immediate family members, I have now taken notice that there possibly could have been an additional sibling of Pvt. Wilson Bowman. In a 1860c, Alexander Co., the census lists, family members, of those still at home, and at the bottom of the list, there was an additional male, age 9. This census had been done by listing initials, which makes it more difficult to follow. Also, only one initial, was used for this 9 year old male. The census did not give additional informaton like the later census did. I suppose this male could possibly have been a grandson instead, as of belonging to one of the older sons that had moved out on thier own. If this was an additional child of Joseph and Sarah Bowman, then they would have had thirteen children, and then Joseph would have died in 1863. With would have made it even more difficult for Sarah, as of her sons, husband, all dying within about the same time period. Sarah Bowman had to be a strong woman.

- May We Think Back -

Can we imagine and think back to that time period, as of the Civil War... as to how difficult it must have been, as to just survive daily, as of the diseases, dying with childbirth, hardships of providing food for the family, clothing, working the fields and then perhaps to have crop failures, with still the farm animals needing thier food to survive, and all other hardships that would have come along at that time. But then, also, to still make time to help the neighbor with thier needs and come Sunday, a time to come together for worship.

Then think of how difficult it must have been to see your son go off to war, perhaps not just one son, but all sons, as of this family above. Not only would the family be worried and miss thier sons, but the family left at home would then need to take care of the farm,etc. by themselves. The women, sisters, would then need to help fill in the gaps, as survival, at home, while thier father, or brother, or brothers, were away at war. I have read of this, as told of one of my Great Grandmother's that experienced this kind of hardships when she was still at home with her parents and siblings. She told of how all the men, including her father, all her brothers, went to war, and her Mother, sisters, and her, had to plow the fields and all, in taking care of the farm. She lost two brothers in the Civil War.

Then as it was with this Bowman family, many husbands, brothers, friends, did not come home alive. The family would then be very sorrowful, but very proud, of thier soldier loved one.

So, as many years have gone by, may we the descendants of these soldiers, keep passing this remembrance on to others, our ancestors, as these Soldiers of the Civil War or any other War.. will not be forgotton.

* An added note on this Pvt. Wilson Bowman - A statement has been made that he was not the son of Joseph and Sarah Little Bowman, instead, that he was the son of George and Elizabeth Herman Bowman; that a Daniel Wilson Bowman was the son of Jacob and Sarah Bowman. The Daniel Wilson Bowman dates as of his page are b. 1830 - d. 1858. With checking the census for 1860 Alexander Co., N.C., I find the household of George and Elizabeth Bowman and that (Daniel Wilson Bowman b. 1830, is still alive. So, in some way, this does not add up.

See: 1860 Census Alexander Co., N.C. See: Daniel Wilson Bowman

- Pvt Wilson Bowman -

-Friendship Lutheran Church Cemetery-
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Family links: 
  Joseph Bowman (1803 - 1863)
  Sarah Catherine Little Bowman (1808 - 1884)
  Martha Hedrick Bowman (1841 - 1903)
  Thomas Partee Bowman (1869 - 1970)*
  Barbara Bowman Hedrick (1872 - 1958)*
  Jacob Bowman (1825 - 1910)*
  Elizabeth Lovina Bowman Stine (1828 - 1911)*
  David Bowman (1828 - 1864)*
  Daniel Wilson Bowman (1830 - 1858)*
  Wilson Bowman (1831 - 1902)
  Joshua Bowman (1832 - 1865)*
  Abel Jackson Bowman (1832 - 1863)*
  Mary Elizabeth Bowman Courtney (1836 - 1926)*
  Simon Peter Bowman (1837 - 1865)*
  Joseph Lafayette Bowman (1839 - 1861)*
  Jonas Bowman (1842 - 1864)*
  Polycarp Bowman (1843 - 1918)*
  Malinda Bowman Little (1844 - 1922)*
  Mary Matilda Bowman Bostain (1848 - 1899)*
  Rufus Bowman (1851 - 1860)*
*Calculated relationship
Friendship Lutheran Church Cemetery
Alexander County
North Carolina, USA
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Record added: Mar 12, 2008
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