Biography of S. Bowman
Hancock County, OH Biographies

S. BOWMAN, farmer, P. 0., North Baltimore, Wood County, was born in Bedford County, Penn., May 1, 1818, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Moorland) Bowman; former was a native of Maryland, a carpenter and joiner by trade; latter. born in the north of Ireland. The father settled in Wood County, Ohio, in 1836, where he followed the occupation of farming until his death, which occurred in 1846. His family consisted of four sons and four daughters. Our subject, the second son, received his education in a select school in Pennsylvania. and chose farming as his occupation. He has resided in this county since 1836. His present farm consists of 100 acres of land now under a high state of cultivation; it was wild timbered land when he first came here, and he has made most of the improvements upon it himself. Mr. Bowman was united in marriage. in 1850, with Prudence, daughter of William Edgar, and of Scotch and English descent. Their children are Columbia J., wife of David M. Thomas; Rebecca S.; William E., a school teacher; Phebe and Milo L. Mr. and Mrs. Bowman are members of the Presbyterian Church, in which he has been an elder for many years, and a teacher in the Sabbath school. In politics Mr. Bowman is a Republican. He has been township clerk and school director.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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