A Guide to the Bowman Family Papers, 1765-1998 Bowman Family Papers 4019

A Guide to the Bowman Family Papers, 1765-1998

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number 4019


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Funding: Web version of the finding aid funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Processed by: Chris Bolgiano, October 1999

Repository
Special Collections, James Madison University
Collection number
4019
Title
Bowman Family Papers, 1765-1998
Physical Characteristics
This collection consists of 3 folders in one Hollinger box and 6 items in one flat box.
Creator
Bowman family
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists primarily of deeds, indentures, financial records and wills of John Bowman and his descendants of Rockingham County.

Administrative Information

Access

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Bowman family papers, Collection #4019, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va. Deposited by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society in April, 1999.


Biographical/Historical Information

John Bowman was issued a Land Office Exchange Treasury Warrant for 374 acres in a section of Rockingham County, VA called "the forest" in 1811. His descendants included David, Joseph, Alpheus, and Solon Bowman. He also had connections with George Keezel and Charles E. Long.

Scope and Content Information

This collection consists of three folders of deeds, indentures, financial records, wills and a few other miscellaneous documents 1765-[1850-1990]-1998, relevant to John Bowman and his descendants David, Joseph, Alpheus, Solon, and others. John Bowman was issued a Land Office Exchange Treasury Warrant for 374 acres in a section of Rockingham County, VA called "the forest" in 1811. Some documents indicate connections with George Keezel and Charles E. Long. Six rolls of names and amounts record subscriptions for erecting a new Rader's Church in 1878-79.

Contents List

Box 1: Deeds and indentures: 1765-1893, and undated
Folder: 1
Includes naturalization document for George Bauman.
Box 1: Financial records 1871-1926, and undated.
Folder: 2
Includes lists of household property, 1888-1900.
Box 1: Wills and records 1816-1998, and undated.
Folder: 3
Pertains to settlement of Bowman and Long estates
Church subscription rolls 1878-79.
FLAT box: 1
Six subscription rolls of names and amounts for erecting a new church at or near Rader's Church