Eliza Camila <I>Moser</I> Bowman

Eliza Camila Moser Bowman

Death 16 May 1925 (aged 89)
Burial Bethlehem, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 32787254 · View Source
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Family tradition says that when Stoneman’s troops went through Alexander County stealing and burning that they stole the family horse or mule. (We are uncertain now which it was.) They left behind a broken-down one that died shortly thereafter. So she was forced to plow in the spring with an ox. Her husband, Joshua Bowman, had been killed on April 02, 1865 near Petersburg, VA. Times were very hard after the war and she was a widow with five young children. At times she was uncertain that she would be able to keep all of the children together. She thought that she might be forced to send them out to live and work. But she worked hard and did everything she had to do to keep her family together.

Most of the pictures of Eliza Bowman are of an elderly lady dressed completely in black and over her shoulders she has on a caplet in black with black beads forming a border about 3/4 of an inch wide along the edge. The caplet was inherited by her daughter, Myra Ellen Bowman Starnes.

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  • Maintained by: MWJ
  • Originally Created by: Susan Bowman
  • Added: 9 Jan 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 32787254
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eliza Camila Moser Bowman (15 Feb 1836–16 May 1925), Find a Grave Memorial no. 32787254, citing Shiloh Cemetery, Bethlehem, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by MWJ (contributor 47466153) .