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4. ELIJAH BOWMAN8 was born in 1773 in Virginia.5 He died in 1840 at the age of 67.5 He served in the military at Boswell's Regt, KY Volunteers in Possible War of 1812 Service.

Land Office Treasury Warrant #211 the Surveyor of any county within the Commonwealth of Virginia. [very faint and faded and hopefully have transcribed correctly]. To Martin Ashbey. 103 acres of land in consideration of the sum of 81#'s 3 sh. the fifteenth Day of October, 1779.
On the back: For value received assign to Reuben Proctor, the 8th of Desember, 178?. [Hole in the warrant where the Signature should be.]
For value Received I assign the within mentioned warrant to Michael Shirly as witness my hand this 9th day of September 1781. Signed: Reuben Proctor. Test: Wm Mitchell
Michael Shirley, 203 Acres entd. Oct 2, 1781.

Surveyed, Madison Co KY, 30 Jun 1797, for Michael Shirley, assee. of Reuben Procter, Etc. nine acres, one quarter and twenty perches, part of an entry for 103 acres, part of Treasure Warrant 211. On waters of Muddy Creek adjoining James Barbours Settlement on the West, Robert Flemings preemption on the East and a 569 acres survey of said Shirley's on the North. [South was Muddy Creek according to the plat sketch] Begin NE corner of 569 acres survey and red oak tree marked M.S. and two hickory trees standing in Barbour's Settlement line on the bank of a branch of Muddy Creek; running with Barbours line; Flemings line; Shirley's line. Signed: John Crooke, SMC
Elisha Bowman, Cornelius Bowman, Jun., chain carriers
Elijah Bowman, Markers. Survey Book 10, p. 186
On the back: Entry upon which the survey was made dated July 23rd 1784 John Crooke, SMC.
I do assign over all my wright and title to the within plot to Elijah Bowman as witnes my hand. Chas. Shurley, Asein to Michael Shurley. Test: Cornelius Bowman, William ?Poynter
Shurley's Platt Certificate. Rec'd 19 Jan 1798 for Elijah Bowman.

October the 25th day 1795
We Nicolas and Sary Gentry do hereby give our Consent to the marriage of Elijah Bowman and our Daughter Elizabeth. we Jointly set our hands and Seals
Signed: Sarah Gentry
Nicholas Gentry
Test: Charles Kavanaugh, John bowman, Henry Gentry
Henry Gentry [Elizabeth's brother] was Bondsman for the marriage to Elizabeth Gentry. Nicholas Gentry, father of the bride.

Madison Co KY Court Orders, Book B: 7 Jul 1796: John Bowman and Elijah Bowman were two of the commissioners ordered to view a way for a road from Archibald Woods mill seat on Muddy Creek to intersect the Muddy Creek road near William Goodlows.

Clay Co Deed Book A., 1806-1827. Abstracts compiled by Florence Nelson Young & Virgil D. Young, 1975
6 Oct 1804. Joseph Cragg of Fayette Co KY to Elijah Bowman of Madison Co KY - 200 acres of land in Madison Co on the south fork of the Kentucky River, by Crump's line. Wit: Cornelius Bowman, James Bliss. Fayette Co clerk: Thomas Bodley

Clay USGenWeb - 1807 Clay County Tax List.
Lower District recorded by John Gilbert, Commissioner
Lists Elijah Bowman and his brothers Thomas & Jacob

Elijah Boman, 1810 Clay Co KY Census, 1m 26-45 [Elijah about 37], 1m -10 [Joseph], 1m 10-16 [Nicholas], 4f -10 [Mahala, Nancy/Ann, Hannah & Deborah], 1f 10-16 [Sally], 1f 26-45

1811 Clay Co Tax List:
Elijah and brothers John, Elisha, William, Jacob & Thomas There was a 2nd John listed, a Barnabas Bowman and the widow Sarah Bowman.

KY SOLDIERS OF THE WAR OF 1812, p.80. Roll of Capt Ambrose Arthur's Company, Boswell's Regt, KY Volunteers. Private Elijah Bowman listed. [GenealogyLibrary Online - CD of Early KY Settlers, 1700s-1800s]

Clay Co Deed Book A., 1806-1827. Abstracts compiled by Florence Nelson Young & Virgil D. Young, 1975
p.93 12 Mar 1814 Jesse Fear/Fears of Madison to James Moors of Clay for $1000, 500 acres in Clay part of large tract belonging to Fear. Wit: Elijah Bowman, John Moore, William Moore.
p.94 12 Mar 1814 Jesse Fear to John Moore of Clay for $900 - 240 acres in Clay on the Kentucky River at the mouth of Meadow Creek. Wit: James Moore, William, Moore, Elijah Bowman
p.96 12 Mar 1800 Jesse Fears of Madison Co to Elijah Bowman of Clay for 231# 10sh. 165 acres in Clay on south fork of the Kentucky River. Wit: James Moore, William Moore, Rec by James Love Jr., Clerk, 1 Apr 1814.

ELIJAH BOWMAN and ELIZABETH GENTRY were married on 4 November 1795 in Madison County, Kentucky.7,9 ELIZABETH GENTRY, daughter of NICHOLAS GENTRY and Sarah DICKENS, was born about 1770 in Louisa County, Virginia.10

One data base had Elizabeth Gentry as deceased after 1822 in Owsley Co KY. Owsley Co was not formed until 1843.

ELIJAH BOWMAN and ELIZABETH GENTRY had the following children:



Nicholas BOWMAN.






Mahala BOWMAN6 was born in 1801.

Married Lyttle Hughes. A descendant of her sister Deborah gives a marriage date as 21 Sep 1821, as well as a birth of Jul 1801. I have not found her in a census.



Elijah BOWMAN Jr. was born (date unknown).

Not given in all databases.



Nancy\Ann Elizabeth BOWMAN11 was born (date unknown).

Married Jacob Gibson. I cannot find them in the 1850 census in KY to confirm her birth year.
Other databases give her birth year as 1822. This is wrong. I found her marriage listed on the Clay Co USGenWeb page:
Jacob Gibson married Nancy Bowman - Date of bond: 17 Jan 1824 Date of marriage 19 Jan 1824.

I failed to find a Jacob Gibson in KY censuses beginning as early as 1830.

Some databases also list an Ann Bowman, b. 1805 who married an unknown Roberts. I suspect perhaps Jacob Gibson died at an early age and Ann/Nancy remarried. That would explain why no Jacob Gibson can be found.



Hannah BOWMAN was born about 1807.

Not in all databases. Said to have married an unknown Madden in 1827.



Joseph BOWMAN.



Deborah BOWMAN.



Elisha Williamson BOWMAN.



Henry B. BOWMAN.



Isabell "Ibby" BOWMAN12,13 was born in 1820 in Kentucky.12 She died in 1885 at the age of 65 in Kentucky.6

Married Valentine Crawford, 5 Jul 1837, Estill Co KY - son of Archibald & Margaret (Brown) Crawford. Database of a descendant of Isabell's sister Deborah who married John H. Brandenburg, gives a birth year for Isabell as 1820. This is correct according to the 1850 Census when she is found with Valentine Crowford in Breathitt Co KY. They lived next door to her brother Nicholas and his family.
Valentine Crawford, age 39, Farmer, worth $1500, b. KY. Isabel, age 30. Libery, male, age 12, Simeon age 9, Elizabeth age 7. Two school teachers were boarding with the family - Peter Thomas age 25 and Allen Thomas age 21, both born in VA.

Valentine and Isabelle were still living in Breathitt Co in 1880, page 580b. He was age 69, and Isabelle age 60. Valentine's father was born in VA; his mother b. KY.