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Bowman family papers, 1805

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2011MS078 Bowman family papers, 1805-1856 2011MS078 Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 November 4 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-12-16T13:54-0500 Describing Archives: A Content Standard Bowman family papers 2011MS078 University of Kentucky Special Collections 1 12 0.1 Cubic feet 1 box 1805-1856 Bowman family Scope and Contents note The Bowman family papers consist of nineteen letters and one property tax receipt which document life in early Kentucky. The letters are primarily to Isaac and Mary Bowman from their children in Kentucky. Notable items include an 1828 letter from Joseph Bowman to his mother, Mary Chinn Bowman, advising her to sell two slaves. Preferred Citation note 2011MS078: [identification of item], Bowman family papers, 1805-1856, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Arrangement note Collection is arranged chronologically. Biographical note Captain Isaac Bowman (1757-1826) fought in the Revolutionary War under George Rogers Clark. After the war, Bowman received large land grants west of the Appalachians in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana, but settled permanently in Shenandoah County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Gatewood in 1782, and after her death Mary Chinn. He awarded some of his children legacies in to his western holdings, including John, Joseph, and Washington Bowman. Captain Isaac Bowman. Rootsweb. Rootsweb. 25 July 2005. Web. 4 October 2011. Bowman, Isaac Snyder Bowman, Isaac, 1757-1826 Bowman, John Bowman, Joseph Bowman, Mary Chinn Bowman, Washington M. Charles Apfelbaum Rare Manuscripts & Archives. Hite family. Correspondence. Fayette County (Ky.) Jefferson County (Ky.) Mercer County (Ky.) Shenandoah County (Va.)