Bowman, Joseph, jr., was born in Troy, September 9, 1852. He was educated in the public schools and Bryant and
Stratton's Business College. He worked at the paper collar business for eight years in New York city; he then came
to Troy in 1876 and became a collar and cuff manufacturer under the firm name of Joseph Bowman & Sons. He has
marned twice, first, in 1874, to Nettie Wilson of New York city, by whom one daughter has been born: Vinnie G.
Mrs. Bowman died in 1879. For his second wife, on April 3, 1882, he married Emma A., daughter of Daniel and Jane
Ford of Troy, by whom three children have been born: Albert M., Clarence F., and Florence B The father of Mrs.
Bowman, Daniel Ford, was born in the town of Grafton in 1818. He spent his early life on a farm, and was afterwards
a contractor and builder. He married Jane Bonesteel of the town of Brunswick, by whom three children were born:
Martha, Ellen, and Emma A. Mr. Ford died in 1888, and his widow survives at this date. Mr. Bowman is a member of
Apollo Lodge No. 13, F. & A. M., of Troy, of Phoenix Chapter No. 133 R. A. M., of Lansingburgh, of Bloss Council
No. 14, R. & S. M., of Troy, of Apollo Commandery No. 15, K. T. of Oriental Temple A. A. O. N. M. S., and of
Apollo Drill Corps. The ancestry of the family is German, Scotch, and English.
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897
Rensselaer County, NY
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