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 Samuel B. Bowman

Samuel B. Bowman

Birth
Death 21 Apr 1916 (aged 71)
Burial Hunt City, Jasper County, Illinois, USA
Plot Row 27
Memorial ID 42574837 · View Source
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S. B. BOWMAN, farmer, was born in Montgomery County, Ind., in 1844, and is the youngest son of John and Sarah (Loop) Bowman, both natives of Virginia. Our subject was reared and educated in Montgomery County. On his twenty first birthday his father died, and he assumed care of the family. In 1863, he enlisted in the Forty Second Indiana Infantry, was sent to Sherman s command, and was through many skirmishes and battles, including Savannah, Goldsboro and Fort Fisher; he was twice wounded, and promoted to be Major. In 1875, he came to this township and purchased a half interest in the Hunt City farm, of which he took charge for three years; afterward, he purchased 200 acres near Hunt City, with timber and improvements. He is a member of the A F. and A. M., of the I. O. O. F., and the Gr. A R. He was vice President of the Council of Montgomery County for two years, and President of the Jasper County Agricultural Association; he has also been representative of many lodges; is a liberal Democrat and a leading citizen. In 1866, he married Rebecca A. Mills, a native of Indiana; this union was productive of five children, Minnie B., Charles M., Cora M., Nellie and Washington L.
[Counties of Cumberland, Jasper and Richland, Illinois: Historical and Biographical, 1884; page 511]

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Hunt City (now in Willow Hill Township) was first started in Grandville Township, in the year 1872, John A. Hunt, owner of what is now known as the Hunt City farm, erected a storeroom on his premises, put in a general stock of merchandise, and petitioned for a post office. Said office was granted and called Hunt City. In February, 1876, J. A. Hunt sold his store to S. B. Bowman & Co. In July, 1878, S. B. Bowman & Co. sold the store to E. W. Parks ...
[Counties of Cumberland, Jasper and Richland, Illinois: Historical and Biographical, 1884; page 490]


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G.A.R.; Co. E. 42nd Ind. Vol. Inf-Civil War
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  • Created by: genealogyfever
  • Added: 1 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42574837
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel B. Bowman (18 Apr 1845–21 Apr 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42574837, citing Mound Cemetery, Hunt City, Jasper County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by genealogyfever (contributor 46554566) .