Person:John Bowman (43)

John Bowman
  1. Christian Bowman, Jr.1724 - Bef 1782
  2. Catharina Bowman1728 -
  3. Jacob BowmanBef 1729 -
  4. David Bowman1730 -
  5. Magdalene Bowman1737 -
  6. John Bowman1738 - Bef 1819
  7. Daniel Bowman1750 - 1828
  8. Henry Bowman1752 - 1809
  9. Benjamin Bowman1754 - 1820
  10. Samuel Bowman1756 -
  11. Joseph Bowman1763 -
m. bef. 1778
  1. Elizabeth BowmanAbt 1778 - Bef 1806
  2. Margaret "Peggy" BowmanAbt 1779 -
  3. John Bowman, Jr.1789 - 1820
Facts and Events
Name John Bowman
Gender Male
Birth? 1738
Marriage bef. 1778 Virginiato Barbara Unknown
Death[1] Bef 1819 Shenandoah, Virginia, United StatesChancery Records, Shenandoah 1822-001
Alt Death? bef 29 May 1819 Shenandoah, Virginia, United States


NOT to be confused with Johannes "Col. John" Bowman (1738-1784) of Frederick County, Virginia and Madison County, Kentucky, son of George Bowman and Mary Elizabeth Hite, who married Elizabeth McClung.

About John Bowman

John Bowman was born [abt.] 1738, possibly in Pennsylvania, the son of Christian Bauman (1699-1764) and Anna Barbara Hite (1705-1750). John's father acquired tracts of land on the North Branch of the Shenandoah River near the border of [then] Frederick and Augusta Counties, Virginia, where John likely grew up. Prior to abt. 1778, John married Barbara [surname unknown] and the had three proven children that reached adulthood:

1. Elizabeth Bowman (abt. 1778-bef. 1806), who married Isaac Ruddell (abt. 1759-1833) on 6 March 1797 in Shenandoah County, Virginia.
2. Margaret "Peggy" Bowman (b. abt. 1779), who married Charles Helvey (1778-1866) on 18 August 1800 in Shenandoah County, Virginia.
3. John Bowman, Jr. (1789-1820), who married Elizabeth Bridges 1793-1862) on 13 February 1812 in Fleming County, Kentucky.

John died sometime between 1816-1819 in Shenandoah County, Virginia, and afterwards his wife Barbara and his heirs were involved in a suit in Shenandoah County, Virginia with the heirs of John's brother Benjamin Bowman, "Bowman vs. Bowman", which documents the children of John and Barbara Bowman listed above, which was a dispute over land in Shenandoah County once owned by their father Christian Bowman. There were apparently no other children then living, as they were not listed in this suit.

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  1. Shenandoah 1822-001, in Virginia, United States. Chancery Records Index. (Virginia, United States: Library of Virginia)
    55, 1822.

    ADMS of Benjamin Bowman, SR VS ADMS of John Bowman, ETC; mentions heirs of John Bowman, including his deceased daughter, Elizabeth Bowman Ruddle/Ruddell and her children.

    Partial Excerpts from Chancery Record:

    Shenandoah County to wit

    At Rules heto[?] in the Clerks Office of said County on Monday the 2 day of July 1821

    Polly Bowman and Isaac Bowman (son of Benj.) administrators with will annerced [?] on the Estate of Benjamin Bowman dec’d


    William Lock and Thomas McCord Administrators of John Bowman dec’d
    Charles Helvah and Peggy his wife and John Bowman and the said Peggy and John being two of the children and heirs at law of the said John Bowman dec’d, David Jordan, Jr. and Sarah his wife, John Ruddel and Catherine Ruddel Infants under the age of twenty one years, Isaac Ruddel & Barbara Bowman widow and relict of the said John Bowman dec’d

    Your orator prays thee Wm. Lock & Thomas McCord Admistrators of the said John Bowman, dec’d Chas [?] Helvah & Peggy his wife late Peggy Bowman, John Bowman, _____ Junr & Sarah his wife late Sarah Ruddell, John Ruddell & Catherine Ruddell infants under the age of twenty one years, the said Sarah, John & Catherine being children & heirs at law of Elizabeth Ruddell late, Elizabeth Bowman dec’d – the said Elizabeth being also one of the children & heirs of the said John Bowman dec’d – Isaac Ruddell and Barbara Bowman widow & relict of the said John Bowman dec’d.

    September Court 1821
    Shenandoah County

    Polly Bowman and Isaac Bowman with the will annexed of
    Benjamin Bowman sew. dec’d.
    William Lock and Thomas McCord administrators of John Bowman dec’d, Charles Helvah and Peggy his wife late Peggy Bowman, John Bowman, David Jordan Jr. & Sarah his wife late Sarah Ruddel, John Ruddel, Katherine Ruddel, Isaac Ruddel & Barbara Bowman widow and relict of said John Bowman dec’d

  2.   ADMS OF BENJAMIN BOWMAN SR ADMS OF JOHN BOWMAN ETC, in Chancery Court Records of Shenandoah County, Virginia
    1822-001, 1822.
  3.   CHRISTIAN HOFFMAN PHILIP HOFFMAN ETC VSHEIR(S) OF CHRISTIAN BOWMAN , in Chancery Court Records of Sheandoah County, Virginia
    1819-012, 1819.
    (Library of Virginia, Chancery Court records Index; Shenandoah County has actual images).

  4.   United States. 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M33).

    1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    Name: Barbary Bowman
    Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Shenandoah, Virginia
    Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1 [b. 1775 or before]
    Free White Persons - Over 25: 1
    Total Free White Persons: 2
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 2