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Bowman Family. Papers. SC # 4019
Carrier Library, James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Compiled by Chris Bolgiano, Oct. 1999
Scope and Content
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.
Deposited by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society in April, 1999.
Folder 1. Deeds and indentures,1765-1893, and undated. Includes naturalization document for George Bauman.
Folder 2. Financial records, 1871-1926, and undated. Includes lists of household property, 1888-1900. #9;
Folder 3. Wills and records pertaining to settlement of Bowman and Long estates, 1816-1998, and undated.
FLAT FOLDER 1
Subscription lists of names and amounts for erecting a new church at or near Rader's Church, 1878-79.
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