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John B. Bowman
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1879
Owsley County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 1938
Owsley County
Kentucky, USA

h/o Mary Ellen Bowman md 10 Dec 1903 Owsley Co., Ky., s/o Robert S Bowman & Dicie Jane Peters.

Kentucky, Marriage Records, 1852-1914
Name: John Bowman
Age: 24
Est. Birth Year: abt 1879
Birth Location: Owsley
Residence: Owsley
Father Birth Location: Owsley
Mother Birth Location: Owsley
Spouse Name: Mary E Bowman
Spouse Age: 18
Est. Spouse Birth Year: abt 1885
Spouse Birth Location: Owsley
Spouse Residence: Owsley
Spouse Father Birth Location: Owsley
Spouse Mother Birth Location: Owsley
Marriage Date: 10 Dec 1903
Marriage Location: Owsley
County of Record: Owsley

Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000
Name: John B Bowman
Death Date: 27 Dec 1938
Death Place: Owsly
Age: 59
Residence: Scoville
Volume: 5
Certificate: 2430

Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953
Name: John B Bowman
Death Date: 27 Dec 1938
Death Location: Owsley
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: White
Birth Date: 5 Dec 1879
Birth Location: Scoulle, Kentucky
Spouse's Name: Mary E Bowman
Father's Name: Robert S Bowman
Father's Birth Location: Virginia
Mother's Name: Dicie Jane Peters
Mother's Birth Location: Virginia

John B. Bowman Obit

John B. Bowman was born in Owsley Co., Ky. on 5 Dec., 1879, the son of Robert Sturgus Bowman & Dicie Jane Peters Bowman. He would marry Mary Ellen Bowman, daughter of Henry & Elizabeth McVey Bowman on 10 Dec., 1903 & the couple would make their home at Endee & To this union there were born seven daughters, Lizzie Jane (Floyd) Reynolds, Beatrice (Lee) Callahan, Cliffie (Floyd) Becknell, Bessie,
(Ivan) Spence, Lillian (Estill) Peters, Emma (Robert) Brewer & Ernestine (Lee) Peters. He was a charter member of the Susan Chapter, OES &, along with his wife, was a frequent office of the lodge.
He was also a member of the New Hope Lodge of the F & AM & a Deacon of the New Hope Baptist Church.
His life would be spent in tending his farm & supplementing the family income by operating a sorghum mill. There were a large number of "John" Bowmans within the county &, to differentiate between them, many were often given a nickname. As a young man, he received the nickname of "Millie" which some have said was in reference to his operation of a sorghum mill.
His life was spent tending the land & reaping the harvest of his labors & he is the subject of a fictional story in a book written by his grandson.
"Among all men, he considered himself to be most blessed. He owned half of Bowman hollow on both sides, including the head of the hollow. He had good pasture land, farm land, apple orchards & an abundance of trees. He even owned a gas well that supplied his home with natural gas for lighting &
for heating in the winter. But among the most precious of his blessings was the gift of seven daughters, the biblical number for completeness & they had truly made his life complete. "
He was a very serious man, not prone to joviality & was never shy in declaring his dissatisfaction with those around him whom he considered to be speaking or behaving in a flippant manner. He no doubt saw life as a very serious matter that required ones attitude to also be just as serious.
John B. Bowman died three days after Christmas on 28 Dec., 1938 at the age of fifty-nine. He was buried in the family cemetery near his father, mother & other members of his family. 
Family links: 
  Robert Sturgis Bowman (1842 - 1917)
  Dicey Jane Peters Bowman (1846 - 1923)
  Mary Ellen Bowman Bowman (1886 - 1965)*
  Lizzie Jane Bowman Reynolds (1904 - 1991)*
  Cliffie Bowman Becknell (1908 - 1989)*
  Bessie K. Bowman Spence (1911 - 2005)*
  Lillian Bowman Peters (1917 - 2003)*
  Emma Mae Bowman Brewer (1920 - 1979)*
  Hazel Ernestine Bowman Peters (1928 - 2003)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Bowman Price (1868 - 1911)*
  Henry S. Bowman (1870 - 1890)*
  Annie Bowman (1872 - 1872)*
  Matilda Bowman Isaacs (1874 - 1939)*
  William Bowman (1877 - 1959)*
  John B. Bowman (1879 - 1938)
  Jacob Bowman (1882 - 1950)*
  Thomas Bowman (1884 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: buried on 6 Jan. 1939
Bowman Family Cemetery
Owsley County
Kentucky, USA
Maintained by: Audrey Russell
Originally Created by: Donna Lee Wall
Record added: Sep 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98020892
John B. Bowman
Added by: Audrey Russell
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- Daphne Aldridge
 Added: Apr. 3, 2017
Rest in peace - Father-in-law of 2nd cousin 1x removed of husband of 1st Great Aunt.
- Denny Roach
 Added: Mar. 22, 2014

- Audrey Russell
 Added: Dec. 21, 2013
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