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From: christina m hursh <>
Subject: bio: Benjamin Bowman, Montgomery Co.
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 12:40:58 -0500


"The History of Montgomery County, Ohio."; by W. H. Beers & Co., pub.
1882
page 295

BENJAMIN BOWMAN, farmer; P. O., Dayton. His father, John Bowman, was
one
of the pioneers of Ohio, immigrating from Bedford Co., Pa., at an early
date.
He was the father of seven children, two of whom survive, viz.: John and

Benjamin. The subject of this biography was born in Madison Township,
Montgomery Co., Ohio, in 1812. His advantages for obtaining an education

were limited to two months in the year, which were spent in the rude log
schoolhouse of that day, his father requiring his services on the farm;
whom
he assisted until he arrived at the age of 24 years. In 1836 he was
united
in marriage with Balinda Higher, born in Montgomery County, Oct. 22,
1816.
As a result of this union had ten children, of whom six are living, viz.:

John, Sarah, Joseph, Abraham, Anna Benjamin. After his marriage he
rented
his father's farm, which he cultivated on shared until the death of his
parents and then became its owner. Mr. and Mrs. Bowman have been earnest

laborers in the German Baptist Church since 1843, and have won the
respect
and esteem of all with whom they have been brought in contact.

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