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5. Cornelius BOWMAN Jr.6 was born about 1775.6 He died on 15 October 1835 at the age of 60 in Madison County, Kentucky.

Married Elizabeth Moore ca 1800. Madison Co Marriages 1786-1882 Cornelius Bowman, Jr. married Elizabeth Moore, 2 May 1800. John Moore was bondsman. James More, father of the bride, Elinor Moore, mother of the bride. Susannah Bowman, relationship to the groom not stated [she was his mother].

1810 Madison Co KY Census he is age 26-45, as is Elizabeth. Children include 2 boys and 2 girls under 10.

Clay Co Deed Book A., 1806-1827. Abstracts compiled by Florence Nelson Young & Virgil D. Young, 1975
p.97 8 Feb 1814
James P. Crump of Madison County, Mississippi Territory to Cornelius Bowman Jr. of Clay Co. For $800 - 400 acres in Clay on waters of the south fork of the Kentucky; line of Goodrich Crump's 3000 acres survey. Signed at Richmond, Madison Co, KY. Wit: John Partridge Jr., Alexander Patrick Jr., Thomas Bowman.

p.113 8 Jul 1814 James P. Crump of Huntsville, Mississippi Territory to Elisha W. Bowman of the town of Cynthiana, KY. For $900. Tract of land on south fork of the Kentucky River, being a survey of 3000 acres (two hundred of which is owned by Cornelius Bowman). 2800 acres is entered in name of Goodrich Crump dec'd and patented in the name of his heirs. Wit: Joel Frazier, William Stuart, Thomas Parker. Harrison Co Clerk, W. Moore. Clay Co clerk, James Love Jr.

1820 Census. Clay Co KY
Cornelius Bowman: 1m under 10, 1m 26-45. 1f 26-45 [probably Cornelius Jr]
next door to Elijah Bowman, 1m under 10, 1m 16-26, 2f under 10, 1f 16-26.

Found on the Owsley County History and Genealogy Society is the settlement of the estate of Cornelius Bownman, deceased, 14 Feb 1836. Some of the information strongly indicates the widow was Elizabeth - therefore it would be the estate of this Cornelius.

Purchased at the Sale of the estate by Elizabeth Bowman:
Elizabeth Bowman 13 hogs....... 15.00
Elizabeth Bowman 4 hogs......... 15.25
Elizabeth Bowman 1 bell, 1 trammel, 1 hammer............................................. 2.00
Elizabeth Bowman 1 pr saddle bags 2 weeding hoes 1/2 bu.......................... 3.00
1 pr compasses and spade....... 12.00 1/02
1 set dog irons............................... 1.50
Elizabeth Bowman 1 hatters goose................................................................. 1.50
Elizabeth Bowman 1 book box................................................................. .25
Elizabeth Bowman 1 kettle...................................................................... 3.00
Elizabeth Bowman 1 grubbing hoe................................................................. 1.25


State of Kentucky Clay County
Commisssioner's Report Appointed to lay off the Dower of the Widow of Cornelius Bowman
State of Kentucky Clay County To Wit:
We, the undersigned, Commissioner's appointed by the Clay County Court to lay off the Dower of the Widow of Cornelius Bowman, deceased, we being first sworn for the purpose, proceeded to lay off the Widow's Dower, and after examination of the premises, we laid off her Dower as follows, To Wit:
Beginning at the upper corner of said Bowman's land on the South Fork of the Kentucky River, running down said fork as it meanders about one hundred and twenty five poles to an elm tree, thence s 80 degrees running through all the land the same course, and to have from said line, the South and of said farm including the dwelling houses and orchard.
24th January - 1837 George Stivers, John Morris, William Williams
State of Kentucky Clay County To Wit:
I, George Stiver, Clerk of Clay County Court, do certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the Commissioners report aforesaid which was returned to said Court at the Feb. Term in 1837, and was ordered to be recorded and the same accordingly done as witness my hand this 1st day of March - 1837 George Stivers, Clk. C.C.C.

Find A Grave Memorial# 98019115 states he was born in Wilkes, NC and died 15 Oct 1835, Owsley Co KY.

Cornelius BOWMAN Jr. and Elizabeth MOORE were married on 21 May 1800 in Madison County, Kentucky.6,7 Elizabeth MOORE, daughter of James MOORE and Ellender HAMILTON, was born about 1783 in Virginia.6 She died on 31 January 1851 at the age of 68 in Owsley County, Kentucky.6

Cornelius BOWMAN Jr. and Elizabeth MOORE had the following children:

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i.

Susannah BOWMAN.

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ii.

William BOWMAN.

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iii.

John M. BOWMAN.