Nancy Jane <I>Farlow</I> Bowman

Nancy Jane Farlow Bowman

Boone County, Indiana, USA
Death 9 Jul 1914 (aged 77)
Advance, Boone County, Indiana, USA
Burial Shannondale, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 19887317 · View Source
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Source: History of Boone County, Indiana, by Hon. L.M. Crist, 1914 (Excerpted from her husband's biography):
...On Feb. 19, 1857, William H. Bowman married Nancy Jane Farlow, who was born January 9, 1837, in Jackson Township,
Boone County. She was a daughter of George and Mary (Martin) Farlow, both natives of Indiana, where they grew up and were married and were early settlers in Boone County, where Mr. Farlow purchased forty acres north of Advance, where he reared his family, of which Mrs. Bowman was the oldest, there being thirteen children in all, of whom only three besides Mrs. Bowman are now living--Mrs. Jacob Harlan, of Boone County; A. Farlow, of Indianapolis; and George Farlow, who lives in the state of Oregon. Mrs.
Bowman was reared and educated in her native community and she remained at home until her father's second marriage, which took place late in life, and she went out to support herself, which she did successfully until her marriage to Mr. Bowman. ... Mr. Bowman was a good farmer in every sense of the word and then kept live stock,
provided a pleasant home for himself and wife and was one of the leading men of his community. The union of our subject and wife was without issue. ... After his death Mrs. Bowman remained on the home place about a year and a half when she moved to Advance and purchased a commodious home, which is tastily furnished and well-kept and in this she is spending her declining years in comfort and surrounded by plenty. She is enjoying excellent health, is well-preserved and appears much younger than her age would indicate. She has been a consistent member of the Christian Church at Old Providence since she was eighteen years old. However, she recently transferred her membership to the church of this denomination at Advance. Mr. Bowman was a deacon in the old Providence Church for many years up to the time of his death, and, like his good life companion, was very active in church work. Mrs. Bowman rents her fine farm of two hundred acres, and she attends to all her business affairs and lives alone. She is a strong-minded and well-read lady of splendid Christian character, and she and her lamented husband have done an incalculable amount of good in their community.

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  • Maintained by: David Smith
  • Originally Created by: Velma Dalton
  • Added: 14 Jun 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 19887317
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nancy Jane Farlow Bowman (9 Jan 1837–9 Jul 1914), Find a Grave Memorial no. 19887317, citing Shannondale Cemetery, Shannondale, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by David Smith (contributor 47038930) .