Bowman family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
Bowman family papers
Date
1805-1856
Creator
Bowman family
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2011MS078: [identification of item], Bowman family papers, 1805-1856, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
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.
Scope and Content
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.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
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