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 Cornelius “Neal” Bowman, Sr

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Cornelius “Neal” Bowman, Sr

  • Birth 1740 Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 5 Jan 1826 Booneville, Owsley County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Owsley County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 98019533

h/o Susannah Abbott Painter md 19 Mar 1764 Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., Virginia,
s/o John Bowman & Elizabeth Bryan. He was in the Revolutionary War.

-- Written by Owsley County historian Arch B. Bowman--

The Cornelius Bowman, Sr. family began migration from Kings Branch, Muddy Creek, Madison Co., Ky. to the South Fork of the Kentucky River, as close neighbors to the James Moore, Sr. family, in 1795 just after the Moores arrived on the South Fork. Cornelius Bowman, Sr.'s son & wife, John & Sarah Smith Bowman, were the first to leave Tennessee for Muddy Creek occurring on the Madison Co., Ky. tax list in 1794 & the first to arrive on the South Fork in 1795. All the Cornelius, Sr. family migrated from Tennessee except William. Cornelius, Sr. & Cornelius, Jr. were the last of the Bowmans to leave Muddy Creek in 1812 for the South Fork, where they remained to death.


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  • Maintained by: Audrey Russell
  • Originally Created by: Donna Lee and David Wall
  • Added: 30 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98019533
  • Sherry Baker
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cornelius “Neal” Bowman, Sr (1740–5 Jan 1826), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98019533, citing Bowman Family Cemetery, Owsley County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Audrey Russell (contributor 47084393) .