Biography of Thomas M. Bowman
Pitt Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

THOMAS M. BOWMAN was born in Huntington County, Penn., August 18, 1819. His parents were natives of Pennsylvania. His father, Samuel Bowman, was of German descent. His mother's maiden name was Elizabeth Moreland. Her ancestors came from Ireland. His parents had eight children, four Sons and four daughters, of whom Thomas was the third son. At the age of eighteen, he removed with his parents to Ohio, locating in Crawford County, where they remained two years, after which time they removed to Wood County in 1837, where his parents purchased a farm and spent the remainder of their lives. During the summer months, Thomas worked on the farm and attended school in the winter until he became competent to teach, after which he continued teaching for a number of years. He practiced economy, laying aside all he could of his earnings for the purpose of purchasing a home. By the spring of 1846, he was able to purchase at the Government land sales eighty acres of land in Wyandot County, then a wild, thinly inhabited section of country. Mr. Bowman was married, May 26, 1846, to Eliza J. Gibson, daughter of George and Hannah (Buchanan) Gibson, and a cousin of President James Buchanan, natives of Pennsylvania and of Scotch Irish descent. They removed to their new home in 1848, where they continue to reside. By industry, they have added by subsequent purchases, until their home consists of 256 acres, highly improved in every respect. Mr. and Mrs. Bowman are the parents of seven children, Elizabeth, George G., Samuel, William, Isaac N., Mattie and Ellie. In addition to their own family they have an adopted daughter, Clementine. Mr. and Mrs. Bowman united with the Presbyterian Church in early life, and are now members of the Presbyterian Church of Upper Sandusky.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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