An American Family History


Jacob Bowman

Bauman is also spelled Baughman, Baumann, Boman, and Bowman.

Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796. It was initially part of North Carolina.

Jacob Bowman was born about 1745 in Pennsylvania.

He married Susannah Millhouse. They moved to Rockingham County, Virginia.

Jacob and Susannah's children included:

Jacob Bowman (1769),
Catherine Bowman (1770, married John Miller),
John Jacob Bowman (1773),
Mary Elizabeth Bowman (1775)
David Bowman (1777),
Daniel Bowman (1781), and
Joseph Bowman (1784, married Mary Hoss and Christiana Beahm).

Washington County, Tennessee 1788/89
Deed of conveyance
David Joabe to Jacob Bowman,
William Daniel and David Jobe to William Daniel,
260A, pbo Jacob Bowman

Jacob bought a tract of land in Eastern Tennessee about 1783. This land was on Boones Creek, Washington County, near Floursville.

23 Nov 1784 the last will and testament of John Miller deceased was proved executor Jacob Bowman refused to serve, Abraham Brananum served
appraisal turned in June 1785.
Rockingham County, Virginia

Jacob was died in 1789 when he was returning to Virginia from a trip to Tennessee.

In 1795, Susannah married Isaac Hammer. Isaac was a minister in the Church of the Brethren.

Some of Jacob's children moved to Washington County, Tennessee.

Daniel and Joseph built mills on Knob Creek.

Rockingham County, Virginia was established in 1778 from Augusta County. European settlement began in the 1740s.





from Genealogy of a Bowman Family by Byron Whitener Bowman, 1956

Joseph Bowman, Sr., was born 26 Sep 1784, and died 12 Aug 1850. His first marriage was to a Miss (Mary) Hoss, to whom were born four children. His second marriage was to Christiana Beahm, to whom six children were born.

Joseph was known as "Deacon Joe" and was a prominent member of the Church of the Brethren. He was a man of prominence and influence. He was a carpenter, contractor, and builder. He built the brick house on Knob Creek in 1818...

To this house Deacon Joe brought his second bride. This was the farm house for his 600-acre farm which he had bought principally from the Fain heirs of John Clark. The Fain heirs secured it in 1783 by grant from the State of North Carolina before the State of Tennessee was organized.

He also built a large brick house on the W. R. Reeves farm, now owned by heirs of John Clark. He maintained a shop in which he employed a number of men, 20 to 30 it is said. He made beds, chests, clock cases, etc. Much of the old furniture on Knob Creek and Boone's Creek came from his shop. The Brethren on Knob Creek used this home as a place of worship for 30 years. In all probability, the old Knob Creek Congregation was organized in his home...

Joseph and his second wife are buried in the cemetery at the Knob Creek Church. The graves are well marked by stones placed by his son, Joseph, Jr. It is supposed that his first wife was buried in an old private cemetery on the farm which he owned. It is located in what is called the "Graveyard Field." All graves are without markers except plain limestone rock, and they have mostly disappeared.

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