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Includes the following Surnames:

Aldrich
Baker
Bonin
Borders
Bowman
Butcher
Calhoun
Castor
Combs
Cooper
Corey
Cox
Crone
Curtis
Davidson
Davis
Devers
Dilly


Esther
Ferguson
Fitts
Frader
Gardner
Hartley
Hilbus
Hinz
Hopkins
Hoover
Hutchcraft
Jackson
Jacox
James
Johnson
Jones
Kersey
Kiser
Kite
Knight


Lewis
Marek
McCoy
McDaniel
McDowell
Miller
Morgan
Morris
Murphy
Munn
Owens
Pearl
Price
Ramey
Ramsey
Ray
Rhoades
Sherrod 

Simpson
Smith
Snider
Spiers
Steddar
Stevens
Stevenson
Stout
Sweeder
Swogger
Teel
Tholman
Travis
Veach
Warner
Wilcutts
Wiley
Wiseman
Wright




FIRST GENERATION


1 BOWMAN, David K. (see notes)
      b 1804 KY
      d 1874 Pattonsburg, Daviess Co.MO, buried Cope Cemetery
      married 1839 in Virginia
   1+ m RAMSEY, Dorothy "Dollie" Elizabeth Baker
      b 1820 VA
      d 1854 Pattonsburg, Davies Co MO, buried Cope Cemetery
       (daughter of Rebecca Ramsey, as indicated on 1850 Census of Daviess Co MO)

Their children:

Isaac
Rebecca
Isabelle
Emmeline
James
Josiah
Mary
Frank
* children are listed as born in VA, according to the 1850 Census for Daviess Co MO. 


SECOND GENERATION




Children of David K. Bowman and Dorothy Elizabeth Baker Ramey/Ramsey


2 BOWMAN, Isaac b 1838 VA, d 1954 MO


2 BOWMAN, Rebecca b 1840 VA, d unknown
    2+ m STOUT, Zephania

2 BOWMAN, Isabella b 1842 VA, d unknown
    2+ m TRAVIS, Charles

2 BOWMAN, Emmeline L. b 1843 VA, d unknown

2 BOWMAN, James M. b Mar 7 1847 VA, d Aug 26 1925 Daviess Co MO
   2+ m COREY, Nancy A. married on Feb 25 1869 Daviess Co MO
           b Jan 1849 Ohio, d Missouri (bet1879-1885)
   2++ m Lewis, Mary L. on Sept 11 1885
             b Jun 11 1867, d Mar 11 1924

2 BOWMAN, Josiah Atney
        b 1849 Daviess Co MO
        d Jan 7 1899 Pattonsburg, Daviess Co MO.
        married on Dec 24 1871 Davies Co MO
   2+ m COREY, Rachel Francis  married Dec 24 1871 (see photo at right)
           b Dec 29 1850 OH 
d Nov 14 1926 Louisburg, Miami Co KS
           (daughter of Benjamin Corey and Abigail Newell - See Notes Below)
           (also married to (?) Morris) (Etta Bowman, below, married P Morris)


2 BOWMAN, Mary b Aft 1850 MO, d unknown.
   2+ Wright, Noble


2 BOWMAN, Frank A. b Mar 1854 MO, and d unknown
   2+ m Cain, Francis Ellen on Mar 7 1877 (daughter of ? CAIN and Margaret)
        b Oct 1853 MO
        d Aug 16 1900 (Muddy Creek Cemetery)
   2++ m (?) Sarah A. bet 1901& 1930
        b Aug 20 1872, d unknown



THIRD GENERATION




Children of Rebecca Bowman (David) and Zephania Stout

3
STOUT, Belle
  3+ Cooper, Barney


3 STOUT, John D.
  3+ Rhoades, Rose
  3+ BOWMAN, Minnie (his 1st cousin, daughter of James BOWMAN)
       (sister Etta Davis, Pearl Tunnel, and Hulda Stout, and 3 q/2 brothers,
        Dewey Bowman, Lewis, and L.A. Bowman, 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren)


3 STOUT, Leslie (male)
  3+ Hartley, Crystal

3 STOUT, Clifford
  3+ Gardner, Flossie

3 STOUT, Jane
  3+ BOWMAN, Ben (her 1st cousin, son of James BOWMAN)


Children of Isabella Bowman (1842) (David) and Charles Travis

3 TRAVIS, Ellen
  3+ Calhoun, Linn

3 TRAVIS, Ann
  3+ Stevens, (?)

3 TRAVIS, Frank

3 TRAVIS, Mary
  3+ McCoy, Edd (brother of Lowell)

3 TRAVIS, Hazel
  3+ McCoy, Lowell (brother of Edd)

Children of James M. Bowman (1847) (David) and Nancy A. Corey (1869)

3 BOWMAN, Abigail E. "Abbey" b 1870 MO d unknown
  3+ Stevenson, Edd J. m on Sept 20 1891 Daviess Co MO

3 BOWMAN, Mary Rose "Rosa" b 1873 Iowa d unknown
  3+ Fitts, George W. m Nov 26 1892 Daviess Co MO

3 BOWMAN, Benjamin "Ben" b Nov 1876 Iowa d unknown (married in Iowa)

  3+ STOUT, Miranda "Jane" on Sept 15 1899 in Iowa
         (Ben and Miranda were related through Rebecca Bowman Stout)


3 BOWMAN, Minnie b 1877 in Iowa d unknown
  3+ Stout, Tom (her 1st cousin, son of Rebecca Bowman)

3 BOWMAN, Etta b 1879 Iowa d unknown
  3+ Morris, Perry
  3++ Davis, Charles

Children of James M. Bowman (1847) (David) and Mary L. Lewis

3 BOWMAN, Dollie Ellen b Oct 3 1899, d Nov 13 1918 (Muddy Cemetery)

3 BOWMAN, Dewey
  3+ Wilcutts, Mabel

Children of Josiah Atney Bowman (1849) (David) and Rachel Francis Corey (1850)

3 BOWMAN, Eldora A. "Dora" b May 17 1867 d July 9 1960 (notes)
  3+ Castor, Walter Sherman on March 13 1892, Daviess Co MO
     b Oct 20 1866 d Jan 27 1985

3 BOWMAN, Eviline

3 BOWMAN, Ida F. buried Paoli, Miami, KS

  3+ Ray, James (brother of Edward) b abt 1879 NE or MO
        (son of Samuel D Ray and Margaret Frazier)

3 BOWMAN, Laura May "Mamie" (note)

  3+ Ray, Edward (brother of James) b 1875 NE

3 BOWMAN, Sadie Izetta
    b April 13 1882  d 1928 (auto accident, broken neck)
  3+ SMITH, Benjamin Franklin b Aug 14 1883 d June 1 1971
      (Son of Thomas Winfrey Smith (2/10/1852-1/28/1929) and Ankah Veach m Jun 19 1870)


3 BOWMAN, Rebecca Jane
    b March 3, 1884 Marion Twp. Daviess County, MO
       (source: Missour Birth and Death Records Database, medical attendant Deborah Morris;
        certificate returned by S.L. Hardinger)
  3+ Pearl, Frank
  3++ Smith, Benjamin Franklin (they married & lived in separate houses)

3 BOWMAN, Ashford E.

  3+ Davidson, True
      b Feb 11 1894 d April 28 1988 Pattonsburg, Daviess Co MO
       (buried Winston Cemetery, Daviess Co MO)

3 BOWMAN, Louis Edward

  3+ Sweeder, Villa

3 BOWMAN, Nora b 1868
  3+ Morgan, John


Children of Mary Bowman (aft 1850) (David) and Noble Wright

3 WRIGHT, Verne
  3+ Wiseman, Lucille
  3++ Tindle, Anna

3 WRIGHT, Belle
  3+ Butcher, Willie

3 WRIGHT, Hattie P.
     b Jan 21 1884, Daviess Co MO
  3+ Jackson, Charles

3 WRIGHT, Belle
  3+ Butcher, Willie


3 WRIGHT, Hattie
  3+ Jackson, Charles


Children of Frank A. Bowman (1854) (David) and Francis Ellen Cain (1853)

3 BOWMAN, Etta E (or S) b Feb 21 1878 MO
     d Jul 1925 Daviess Co MO (Muddy Creek Cemetery)
  3+ Dilley, Robert H. about 1900
     b Jan 17 1878 MO d Sept 21 1948 Daviess Co MO (Muddy Creek Cemetery)

3 BOWMAN, Harley E.

     b Oct 8 1879 DeKalb MO
     d Nov 22 1902 Daviess Co MO
  3+ Munn, Bertha M. on Mar 5 1902 DeKalb Co MO
      (daughter of Reuben "Bud" C Munn and Mary J Chisham/Chism)
     b Sept 9 1883 Dallas Twp, DeKalb Co MO 
     d Feb 22 1968 Des Moines, Polk Co IA

Children of Frank A. Bowman (1854) (David) and Sarah A. ? (bet 1901-1930)

3 BOWMAN, John W. b Nov 24 1862, d Jun 20 1903




FOURTH GENERATION



Children of Belle Stout (Rebecca, David) and Barney Cooper

4 STOUT, Tom
  4+ Morgan, Vista

4 STOUT, Helen
  4+ Steddar, Charles

Children of John D. Stout (Rebecca, David) and Rose Rhoades

4
STOUT, Zelma
  4+ Ferguson, Joe

Children of William Thomas "Tom" Stout (Rebecca, David) and Minnie Bowman (daughter of James Bowman)

4
STOUT, Thelma
  4+ Devers, Jesse

Children of Leslie Stout (Rebecca, David) and Crystal Hartley

4
STOUT, Armine (or Arlene)
  4+ Teel, Kenneth

4 STOUT, Carolyn
  4+ Spiers, Max

Children of Jane Stout (Rebecca, David) and Ben Bowman (son of James Bowman)

4 BOWMAN, Zola
  4+ Hoover, Court


4
BOWMAN, Rufus
  4+ Crone, William

4
BOWMAN, Mildred (Hulda? married to Clare Stout?)

Children of Zola Calhoun and ? Morgan

4 CALHOUN, Zola
  4+ Morgan, ?


Children of Abigail E. Bowman (1870) and Edd J. Stevenson (1891)

4 STEVENSON, Oliver
  4+ Wind, Olivia

4
STEVENSON, Bertha
  4+ McAfee, Harvey

4
STEVENSON, Roy

4
STEVENSON, Rupert
  4+ Alice ?

4
STEVENSON, Ralph
  4+ Opal ?

Children of Mary Rose Bowman (1873) and George W. Fitts (1892)

4 FITTS, Isaac
  4+ Morgan, Marie

4
FITTS, James
  4+ Morgan, Beatrice


Children of Zola L. Bowman (1900) and Cort Hoover (1920)

4
BOWMAN, Zola L. b April 19 1900 d (unknown)
  4+ Hoover, Cort on Jan 1 1920

4 BOWMAN, Rufus E. b Nov 7 1903 d July 11 1943

4
BOWMAN, Car--l b Nov 7 1908 d Feb 25 1915 (age 6 1/2)

4
BOWMAN, Mildred b Aug 18 1912 d Dec 1973
  4+ Crone, William on July 24 1931

4
BOWMAN, Audrey L. b July 24 1916 d May 15 1976
  4+ Frady, Merrit on March 23 1940


4
BOWMAN, Sylvia Marie
      b Oct 12 1919 Daviess Co MO, d Dec 8 1991 Buchanan Co MO
  4+ KERSEY, Edward Carl on Oct 23 1939
      b Jan 24 1916 Buchanan Co MO d Sept 30 1999 Gentry Co MO
      (Sylvia and Edward are buried in Grandview Cemetery, Albany, Gentry Co MO)
       (they had three children)
                             
Children of Etta Bowman (1879) and Perry Morris

4 MORRIS, Grace
  4+ Hoover, Hargis

4 MORRIS, Alta
  4+ Morgan, Ruford
  4++ Lane, Pete

4 MORRIS, Lee

4 MORRIS, Charles
  4+ York, Berle

4 MORRIS, Ersel
  4+ Wilma ?


4 MORRIS,
Harvey                      
  4+ Terry, Charlene (Schlidgger? Bozarth? Bridgeman?)


Children of Dewey Bowman and Mabel Wilcutts

4 BOWMAN, Dollie
  4+ Jones, Paul

4 BOWMAN, Wilma

4 BOWMAN, Mary Katherine
  4+ Johnson, Charles

4 BOWMAN, James

4 Bowman, Lloyd Wayne
  4+ Greenwood, Judy

4 BOWMAN, Donald
  4+ McLaughlin, Ellen

4 BOWMAN, Pearl
  4+ Tunnell, William

4 BOWMAN, Lewis
 
4+ Shaw, Merle

4 BOWMAN, Hulda
  4+ Stout, Clare

4 BOWMAN, Garrett

4 BOWMAN, Lonnie
  4+ Frazier, Vera


Children of Eldora A. Bowman (1867) and Walter Sherman Castor (1866)

4 CASTOR, Everett
  4+ Kerr, Juanita

4 CASTOR, Elmer
  4+ Hilbus, Thurman Allen
    b Sept 22 1893 d July 7 1959

4 CASTOR, Ivel
  4+ Sherrod, Sarah

4 CASTOR, Lola Luella
  4+ Hilbus, Thurman Allen

4 CASTOR, Florence
  4+ Swogger, Florence

4 CASTOR, Clarence
  4+ Kiser, Floye

4 CASTOR, Raymond
  4+ McDowell, Hazel

4 CASTOR, Ruby
  4+ Combs, Grady
  4++ Warner, Chester
  4+++ James, Frank


Children of Ida F. Bowman and James Ray (abt 1879)

4 RAY, Norman
  4+ Miller, Corinne

4 RAY, Clifford

4 RAY,  Glen

4 RAY, John

4 RAY, Beulah

4 RAY, Berthel

4 RAY, Pauline

4 RAY, Belma

Children of Laura May "Mamie" Bowman and Edward Ray (1875)

4 RAY, Austa

4 RAY,  Orville
  4+ BOWMAN, Mary Matilda

4 RAY, Goldie

4 RAY, Eddie

Children of Sadie Izetta Bowman (1882) and Benjamin Franklin Smith (1883)

4 SMITH, Maude
  4+ ? Aldrich
  4++ Hutchcraft, Henry
b Aug 3 1898 d 1985

4 SMITH, Ezra Eugene b Sept 12 1907 d Aug 13 1991

  4+ Morgan, Clarice
         (five children)

4 SMITH, Benjamin Chester "Chet" b May 17 1915
  4+ Miller, Ellen d 1931 (three children)
  4++ ? Dorevelyn

4 SMITH, Stella Mae
     b Jan 29 1910 Maysville, Daviess Co MO
     d July 9 1980 Tulsa OK  (buried Boatman Cemetery, Brian's Chapel, OK)
  4+ SIMPSON, William "Bill" Clark b Mar 8 1907 Island City, Gentry Co MO
     d Sept 5 1993 Ketchum, Mayes CO OK (buried Boatman Cemetery, Brian's Chapel, OK)
          (Stella & Bill had 5 children)

4 SMITH, William Edward "Buck" b July 17 1912 (d Iowa)

  4+ Wiley, Wilma (2 children)
  4++ ?, Wanda


4 SMITH, Lewis Franklin b Aug 8 1920
  4+ Tholman, Alice married March 30 1941
        (three sons, 1 daughter)

 4
SMITH, Nancy Ora b Jan 14 1918
   4+ Murphy, Jimmy
         (four daughters)

4 SMITH, Benjamin Lee "Junior" b March 22 1922
   4+ ? Maria
   4++ Smith, Emma Lee (no children between them, they were 1st cousins) (see note)
    (Emma Lee was previously married to a Mr. Bruce, they had two sons, Larry & Garry)

4 SMITH, Dayton Lee b Oct 2 1923
   4+ Borders, Anne
    (two sons, two daughters)

Children of Rebecca J. Bowman and Frank Pearl

4 PEARL, Opal
   4+ Marek, Sanford
   4++ Owens, Everett

4
PEARL, Myrtle
   4+ Smith, Merle


4
PEARL, Walter
   4+ Esther, Sarah

4
PEARL, James
   4+ Sherar, Lillian


4
PEARL, Hallie
   4+ Johnson, Marvin

4
PEARL, Flora
   4+ Lewis, Chloe

4
PEARL, Louis
   4+ ? Marjorie

4
PEARL, J.C.
   4+ Cox, Wilma

Children of Ashford E. Bowman and True Davidson

4 BOWMAN, Marie
   4+ Smith, Verne

4
BOWMAN, Ivel I. "Jack"
      b April 27 1925
      d June 21 2002 Pattonsburg, Daviess Co MO                    
   4+ Garett, Vivian


4
BOWMAN, Evelyn
   4+ Snider, Lewis

Children of Louis Edward Bowman and Villa Sweeder

4 BOWMAN, Dorothy Maxine (the baby in photo with Rachel Corey Bowman)
   4+ Jones, William David Jr.
   4++ Hinz, Robert


4
BOWMAN, Juanita Irene
   4+ Kite, Charles A.

4
BOWMAN, James Oliver
   4+ Hopkins, Rita

4
BOWMAN, Calvin Clinton
   4+ Jacox, La

4
BOWMAN, Harold
   4+ Lucille ?

4
BOWMAN, Doris LeAnn
   4+ Kozisek, William Jr.

4
BOWMAN, Rodney Tyler
   4+ Curtis, Euretta Ethelyn

Children of Nora Bowman (1868) and John Morgan

4 MORGAN, Ruford
  4+ Morris, Alta

4 MORGAN, Marie
  4+ Fitts, Isaac

4 MORGAN, Barbara
  4+ Fitts, James

4 MORGAN, J.D.
  4+ ?

4 MORGAN, Margaret
  4+ Price, Eldon

4 MORGAN, Irmel
  4+ Knight, Sylvanus

4 MORGAN, Robert
  4+ ? Shelley


Children of Vern Wright and Lucille Wiseman

4 WRIGHT, Donna
  4+ Smith, Robert

4 WRIGHT, Vernon Duane

4 WRIGHT, Dolores
  4+ Kohut


4 WRIGHT, Phyllis
  4+ Wilson, Edward

4 WRIGHT, Noble
  4+ Higginson

4 WRIGHT, Sylvester
  4+ Bickel, Virginia

4 WRIGHT, Mary

4 WRIGHT, Patricia

Children of Hattie Wright and Charles Jackson

4 WRIGHT, Choral
  4+ Cooper, Margaret

4 WRIGHT, Cleo
   4+ ?

Children of Etta Bowman (1878) and Robert H. Dilley (1878)

4 DILLEY, Carl b 1901 d unknown
  4+ Wright, Pearl

4 DILLEY, Harley/Orville d Jan 1902 Daviess Co MO

4 DILLEY, Dixie Lee
  4+ Hutchinson, Lowell




FIFTH GENERATION



Children of Tom Stout and Vista Morgan

5 STOUT, Roe

5 STOUT, Doe

Children of Helen Stout and Charles Steddar

5 STEDDAR, Mercedes

Children of Armine/Arlene Stout and Kenneth Teel

5 TEEL, Deborah

5
TEEL, Teressa

Children of Carolyn Stout and Max Spiers

5 SPIERS, Sandra Kay

5
SPIERS, Steven Lynn

Children of Zola Bowman and Court Hoover

5 HOOVER, Wilma

5
HOOVER, Carl Lee

5
HOOVER, B.C.

Children of Rufus Bowman and William Crone

5 CRONE, Rita

5
CRONE, Carl
  5+ McDaniel, Norma

5
CRONE, Gail
  5+ Dilly, Junior

5
CRONE, Audrey
  5+ Frader, Merritt

5
CRONE, Sylvia
  5+ Kersey, Edd

5
CRONE, Carl

Children of Isaac Fitts and Marie Morgan

5 FITTS, Charlotte

5
FITTS, Imogene

Children of Elmer Castor and Thurman Allen Hilbus (1893)

5
HILBUS, Thurman Junios b Jan 16 1919
  5+ Payton, Lorretta Mildred b Apr 4 1923 d Jun 7 1990
     (3 children)
  5++ ? Mary
  5+++ ? Deanna

5
HILBUS, Robert Lee b Jan 10 1920

5
HILBUS, Ralph Owen b May 9 1922 d Jan 1988
  5+ ? Alice (d 2001, 3 children)

5
HILBUS, Eula Deane b May 9 1927

5 HILBUS, Kenny
  5+ Kendrick, Barbara (4 children)

Children of Opal Pearl and Sanford Marek

5 MAREK, Kenneth

5
MAREK, Nelson
  5+ Grimes, Wilmena

Children of Myrtle Pearl and Merle Smith

5 SMITH, Norma

5
SMITH, Violet
  5+ Merrigan, Dean

5
SMITH, Betty
  5+ Rinehart, Harold

5 SMITH, Carol
  5+ Keller, Clark

5
SMITH, Janet

Children of Walter Pearl and Sarah Esther

5 PEARL, Linda
  5+ Trueblood, Don

Children of James Pearl and Lillian Sherar

5
PEARL, Janice

Children of Hallie Pearl and Marvin Johnson

5 JOHNSON, Shirley

5
JOHNSON, Billy

5
JOHNSON, Carolyn

5
JOHNSON, Joyce
  5+ Martin, Charles

Children of Flora Pearl and Chloe Lewis

5 Lewis, Buddy

5 Lewis, Jack

5 Lewis, Robert

5 Lewis, Joan


Children of Louis Pearl and Marjorie ?

5 Pearl, Bobbie

5 Pearl, Rebecca

5 Pearl, James


Children of J.C. Pearl and Wilma Cox

5 Pearl, Larry

5 Pearl, Frank

5 Pearl, Gloria

5 Pearl, Ricky

5 Pearl, Jerry

5 Pearl, Gary

Children of Marie Bowman and Verne Smith

5 Smith, Francee Dell


Children of Ivel I. "Jack" Bowman (1925) and Vivian Garett

5 Smith, Kimberlie

5 Smith, Dana
  5+ Hopkins, Craig

5 Smith, Jack Brent
  5+ Lee, Kristen

Children of Evelyn Bowman and Lewis Snider

5 Snider, Deborah

5 Snider, Steve

5 Snider, Connie Jo

5 Snider, Lela Dianne

5 Snider, Mark Edward


Children of Dorothy Maxine Bowman and William David Jones Jr.

5 Jones, David

5 Jones, Sandra


5 Jones, Terry


Children of Dorothy Maxine Bowman and Robert Hinz

5 Hinz, Roberta

5 Hinz, Christina


Children of Juanita Irene Bowman and Charles A. Kite

5 Kite, Tommy

5 Kite, Roderick

5 Kite, Cindy


Children of James Oliver Bowman and Rita Hopkins

5 Bowman, Michael

5 Bowman, Timothy

5 Bowman, Cathy

5 Bowman, Dianne

5 Bowman, Joe


Children of Calvin Clinton Bowman and La Jacox

5 Bowman, Monty

5 Bowman, Gary


Children of Harold Bowman and Lucille ?

5 Bowman, Larry

5 Bowman, Julie

5 Bowman, Ricky


Children of Doris LeAnn Bowman and William Kozisek Jr.

5 Kozek, Janet

5 Kozek, Patty

5 Kozek, Curea


Children of Marie Morgan and Isaac Fitts

5 Fitts, Charlotte

5 Fitts, Imogene

Children of Margaret Morgan and Eldon Price

5 Price, Michael


Children of Noble Wright and ? Higginson

5 Wright, Cynthia

5 Wright, Alan

Children of Sylvester Wright and Virginia Bickel

5 Wright, Vernon

5 Wright, Douglas

Children of Donna Wright and Robert Smith

5 Smith, Stephen

Children of Dolores Wright and ? Kohut

5 Kohut, Bonnie

5 Kohut, Robin

5 Kohut, Debra

Children of Phillis Wright and Edward Wilson

5 Wilson, James

5 Wilson, Thomas

Children of Carl Dilley (1901) and Pearl Right

5 Wright, Robert

5 Wright, Lowell

5 Wright, Ronald


Children of Dixie Lee Dilley and Lowell Hutchinson

5 Hutchinson, Ann
  5+ Herek, Bill



SIXTH GENERATION




Children of Gail Crone and Junior Dilly

6 Dilly, Debbie

6 Dilly, Rodney

Children of Violet Smith and Dean Merrigan

6 Merrigan, Tommy

6 Merrigan, Christine

6 Merrigan, Gregg

Children of Betty Smith and Harold Rinehart

6 Rinehart, Cathy

6 Rinehart, JoAnn

6 Rinehart, Theresa

Children of Carol Smith and Clark Keller

6 Keller, Steve

Children of Linda Pearl and Don Trueblood

6 Trueblood, Sharrai

6 Trueblood, Keith

Children of Joyce Johnson and Charles Martin

6 Martin, Lissa








NOTES:

BOWMAN:

David and Dorothy's family are found in the 1850 Census for Daviess County, Missouri, taken Sept 4 1850

9
?98
100
Bowman, David K.
46
M
Farmer
VA
10


Bowman, Dorothy E.
30
F

VA
11


Bowman, Isaac
12
M

VA
12


Bowman, Rebecca
10
F

VA
13


Bowman, Isabel P
8
F

VA
14


Bowman, Emeline L
7
F

VA
15


Bowman, James M
4
M

VA
16


Bowman, Josiah A
2
M

MO
17


Ramsey, Rebecca
65
F

VA

COREY:

The surnames Cora, Cory and Corey have been recorded and interchanged within the family.  It appears to be dependent upon the dialect, or accent of the area in which they lived.  It is important to note that the varieties are used to reference members of the same family. 

David K Bowman may have had a brother named Arthur T Bowman and two sisters, one of whom may be Esther.  This requires further research.

Rachel Francis Cora/Corey Bowman - see below.

Benjamin Lee "Junior" Smith married his 1st cousin Emma Lee (daughter of Henry Smith).  It had been determiend while he was in the U.S. Army that he could not father a child.  Emma Lee's two sons were from her 1st marriage.   Junior and Emma Lee ran away together to Esparto, a small farm town in Yolo County, California to avoid the family's reaction to their marriage.  It is in Esparto that they lived out their lives, both a buried in the cemetery there.  Son Larry Bruce passed away before Junior, having suffered a heart attack, leaving a son and grandchildren, and his 2nd wife Linda.


*Special Thanks to the following individuals for contributing to the ever-growing amount of family history on this web page. 

Much of the information contain herein was contributed by Nancy Ora Smith, daughter of Sadie Izetta Bowman and Benjamin Franklin Smith.  Other contributers include Michael Bowman, grandson of Louis Edward Bowman and Villa Sweeder, and Judy Steinman, granddaughter of Benjamin Bowman and Miranda
 Stout. 

The family of Lola Luella Castor, daughter of Eldora Bowman and Walter Sherman Castor, was published on Rootsweb by a grandchild (frazmef@aol.com).  Information regarding Laura Mae "Mamie" Bowman's family provided by Eileen Ray, and published on Rootsweb by Rebecca Ray (hockeygrrrl25@hotmail.com).



Benjamin & Abigail Corey


According to family elders, Abigail was a full-blooded Indian who was purchased by Benjamin and given the white name of Abigail.  Her Indian name is unknown.  The family says that Ben was not nice to Abigail and she ran away from him many times, causing him to go back to her Indian family to retrieve her time and time again. 

According to Rachel's Certificate of Death, her father Benjamin Corey was born in Vermont and her mother Abigail Newell was born in Ohio, along with at least her first three children. 

They are listed in the 1850 U.S. Census, Pike County, for Seal Townships:


Name
Occupation
Birth
Benjamin Corey, 29
Abigail Corey, 32
Charles O., 3
Nancy A., 1
Farmer
VT
OH
OH
OH

Rachel was born December 29, 1950 in Ohio.  Her mother would have been carrying her at the time the census was taken.  The census was generally taken before inclement weather came, so Rachel would not have been listed. 

In the 1860 U.S. Census, the family is found residing in Mason County, IL, in Township 20 (Range 8, Bath PO), on Page 555

Last
First
Gender
Age
Occupation
Birth
Corey Benjamin
Male
40
Farmer VT
Corey Abigail
Female 42

OH
Corey Charles
Male
13

OH
Corey Nancy
Female 11

OH
Corey Rachel
Female 9

OH
Corey Loraine
Female 6

OH
Corey Mary
Female 4

OH
Corey Sarah
Female 1

OH

Rachel Francis (Corey)
Bowman

She lived alone in a wooden house with a wood floor.  She chopped her own wood for heat and smoked from a pipe.  The baby in the photo is her granddaughter Dorothy, daughter of Lou Bowman. 

Rachel Corey
* Photo courtesy of Michael Bowman, grandson of Lou Bowman & Villa Sweeder.

If you have any additional information, or corrections to any information contained on this page or this site, please email me at soonersrock@sbcglobal.net


* Photo provided by Judy Steinman.  Unsure of the identity of the lady in the photo.  It is believed to be Abigail Corey.   It may be a later photo of Rachel as it bears a striking, yet somewhat thinner in the face, resemblance to the photo of Rachel sitting, above right.
OBITUARY - RACHEL FRANCIS COREY BOWMAN

Rachel Francis Corey Bowman was born in Ohio, December 29 1850, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dora Castor, Louisburg, Kansas on November 14 1926, at the age of 75 years, 11 months, and 15 days.

She was married to Atney Bowman Dec 24 1871 in Daviess County MO.  To this union, eight children were born, all of whom are living.

Mr. Bowman passed away at their home in Daviess County, where she remained until her family grew up.  She has made her home with her children the past few years, as her health has been very poor.  She had a stroke more than a year ago, the effects of which caused her death.  She united with the Baptist Church at the age of 51 and her life was a spiritual uplift to all her associates.

She is survived by her children, Mrs. Dora Castor, Louisburg, Kansas; Mrs. Nora Morgan, Lyons Colorado; Mrs. Ida Ray, Fortuna, Kansas; Mrs. Laura Ray, Jones, Oklahoma; Mrs. Sadie Smith, King City, Missouri; Mrs. Rebecca Pearl, Fairport, Missouri; Mr. Ashford Bowman, Fairport, Missouri; Mr. Lewis Bowman, Gothenburg, Nebraska; and one brother, Charlie Carey, Pattonsburg, Missouri.  Besides these there are fifty grand children and twenty great grand children, and a host of friends to mourn her loss.  Funeral services were conducted by the Reverends House and Miller, at the Muddy Creek church Nov 16th in the presence of a large audience of sorrowing friends, by whom she will be sadly missed.  All the children were present at the funeral, except Mrs. Morgan and Lewis Bowman.


* Obituary provided by Judy Steinman, great granddaughter of Rachel’s sister Nancy Corey Bowman.