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 Barbara Frances <I>Wood</I> Bowman

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Barbara Frances Wood Bowman

  • Birth 13 Feb 1831 Page County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 10 Sep 1863 Missouri, USA
  • Burial Flag Springs, Andrew County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 56068207

This excerpt was taken from a Wood family history book written in 1923, "Biographical Sketches of the Wood Family" by Jacob Samuel Fallis Wood. [Note: He states that his middle name was the correct spelling of the family name, which is sometimes seen as Follis or even Follice]

"...Barbara Francis, daughter of William F. and Barbara Wood was born Feb. 13, 1831 in Page Co., Va.

She was not tall, probably a little below the medium, just fleshy enough to make her look pretty, weighing possible 150 pounds. Her eyes and hair were nearly black, her cheeks round and rosy. She was cheerful, happy and independent, scattering joy and sunshine everywhere---a favorite among the young people.

She was one of the first to be converted to Christ and unite with the Church. This was when she was about 21, she united with the Baptist church at Union Grove, Mo.

She lived a devoted Christian life. Her husband’s brother, who knew her all through her married life said to me the other day, when speaking of her. "She was the most patient woman I ever saw. If there ever was a Christian, she was one." She was a neat housekeeper --she gave her life for her children.

She was married Mar. 4, 1852 to Benjamin Franklin Bowman. He was born Dec. 13, 1831 in Ky. son of Casper and Mary Bowman of Ky.

He united with the Baptist church the same time his wife did. He was a farmer, honest, temperate, a good worker and provided well for his family. He never accumulated much property, but thru industry and economy, they were able to have the necessaries of life and live in comfort.

On Sept. 10, 1863, after a short sickness, the wife and mother was transported from this world of pain and sorrow to the realms of rest and peace and joy, to be with her dear Savior, whom she loved and delighted to honor. What unearthly bliss fill and thrill a spirit like hers--fitted for heavens light and joy and love.

She was the first one of our fathers family to be called away. After her death, the father managed to keep the family together, except the youngest, an infant son, who was taken in the home of his uncle, Wm. H. Wood and raised to manhood. The father lived to see all his children married and doing well.

He served in the Civil war and died at the ripe old age of 85.

To the above union five children were born, Viz---Barbara Summerville, Benjamin H., William Casper, Mary Elizabeth [Correct: Elberta, aka Bertie] and Daniel H. [Hutchison]..."


wife of B.F. Bowman
Aged 32 Ys 6 Ms 27 Ds





  • Maintained by: Jeanne S
  • Originally Created by: Roger Newby
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56068207
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara Frances Wood Bowman (13 Feb 1831–10 Sep 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56068207, citing Union Grove Cemetery, Flag Springs, Andrew County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Jeanne S (contributor 47373121) .