Benjamin Ellis “Ben” Bowman

Washington County, Maryland, USA
Death 1889 (aged 84–85)
Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Donnell Chapel, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 155123413 · View Source
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Most of the old headstones are buried. I placed him here because he died in Rutherford CO, TN and I presume he is probably one of the buried tombstones.

Civil War Record
Name: Benjamin E . Bowman
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: Tennessee
Regiment: 45th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Company: I
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Sergeant

Per E. Swanger: Her husbands gg grandfather was Ben Ellis Bowman, a man of means. who owned a livery stable in the late 1800s. His wife was Jane M. (Brown) Bowman born 1803 in SC (Mother was Elizabeth Brown born 1787 in SC). They had five known children: Daniel, Ben and Robert Knox (twins), Eliza and Mary Amanda. Mary Amanda (Bowman) Swanger, was my husband's great grandmother. The son Daniel was killed in the Civil War, but we don't know for sure just where we think in Arkansas. He did marry before the war, and it appears they had a child, but nothing is known of the child after infancy. Eliza married a Mabry and is buried in Texas. The twin, Ben, is buried in Tuscaloosa, AL as he became ill with the influenza while visiting a nephew (my husband's grandfather, Benjamin Jacob Swanger) and died there. Robert Knox is buried in Texas near his children. But the whereabouts of the graves of young Daniel and Mary Amanda is unknown. Ben Ellis' father was Daniel Bowman, b. MD, who served in the Rev. War in the "Navy" from Virginia. After the war he went to Rutherford Co. where he got a lot of land.


Elizabeth J. Bowman Johnson born 1832, married William W. Johnson on 2-5-1857 in Rutherford Co, TN (had children John, Benjamin and William).

Daniel Sparling Bowman born 1834 in TN.

Mary Amanda Bowman Swanger born 5-1839 or 1838 in TN (married David Franklin Swanger in 1859, he was born 4-19-1834 in Bledsoe CO, TN)

Benjamin Thompson Bowman born 1841 in TN (twin of Robert).

Robert Knox Bowman born 1841 in TN (twin of Benjamin).



  • Created by: Tawny
  • Added: 18 Nov 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 155123413
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Ellis “Ben” Bowman (6 Feb 1804–1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 155123413, citing Bowman Cemetery, Donnell Chapel, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Tawny (contributor 48308103) .