Ruth Bowman1

F, b. circa August 1919
     Ruth Bowman was born circa August 1919 at Reno Co., KS.1 She was the daughter of William Moses Bowman and Dove Gere.1 Ruth Bowman married Harold M. Brooks circa 1938.

Citations

  1. [S1766] 1920 Federal Census, Reno County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 546.

Sarah Bowman

F
     Sarah Bowman married Rev. Joseph Price, son of George Price and Susannah Shaffer.

Child of Sarah Bowman and Rev. Joseph Price

Sarah R. Bowman1

F, b. circa 1844
     Sarah R. Bowman was born circa 1844 at Shenandoah Co., VA.1 She married Richard Wisdom Sonner, son of Joseph D. Sonner and Susan Julianna Copenhaver.1 Sarah R. Bowman died at Shenandoah Co., VA.

Children of Sarah R. Bowman and Richard Wisdom Sonner

Citations

  1. [S227] 1870 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1678; FHL #553177.
  2. [S289] 1880 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1390, FHL #1255390.

Stephan Bowman1

M, b. circa 1788
     Stephan Bowman was born circa 1788 at Virginia.1

Child of Stephan Bowman

Citations

  1. [S290] 1860 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1377; FHL #805377.

Susan Bowman1

F
     Susan Bowman married Michael Hartzel.1

Child of Susan Bowman and Michael Hartzel

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.24.

Susannah Bowman

F
     Susannah Bowman married Joseph LeFevre.

Children of Susannah Bowman and Joseph LeFevre

Thornton Bowman

M
     Thornton Bowman married Elizabeth (?).

Child of Thornton Bowman and Elizabeth (?)

Virginia C. Bowman1,2

F, b. circa 1858
     Virginia C. Bowman was born circa 1858 at Shenandoah Co., VA.1 She was the daughter of Henry Bowman and Melvina Windle.1

Citations

  1. [S290] 1860 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1377; FHL #805377.
  2. [S227] 1870 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1678; FHL #553177.

William J. Bowman1

M, b. circa 1915
     William J. Bowman was also known as "Billie".1 He was born circa 1915 at Roanoke Co., VA.1 He was the son of George Abraham Bowman and Lucy M. Scanland.1

Citations

  1. [S3415] 1920 Federal Census, Roanoke County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1908.

William Moses Bowman

M, b. 14 November 1880, d. 15 January 1965
     William Moses Bowman was born on 14 November 1880 at Pawnee Rock, Barton Co., KS. He was the son of Eli Bowman and Henrietta Barrett.1,2 William Moses Bowman married Dove Gere, daughter of John Franklin Gere and Sarah Alice Blue, on 26 March 1903 at Stafford, Stafford Co., KS. William Moses Bowman died on 15 January 1965 at Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS, at age 84. He was buried on 18 January 1965 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS.

Children of William Moses Bowman and Dove Gere

Citations

  1. [S958] 1900 Federal Census, Reno County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 496; FHL #1240496.
  2. [S3522] 1880 Federal Census, Barton County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 373; FHL #1254373.
  3. [S1765] 1910 Federal Census, Reno County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 453; FHL #1374466.
  4. [S1766] 1920 Federal Census, Reno County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 546.
  5. [S3516] 1930 Federal Census, Reno County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 716; FHL #2340451.

Wilma Bowman1

F, b. circa 1905
     Wilma Bowman was born circa 1905 at Stafford or Reno Co., KS.1 She was the daughter of William Moses Bowman and Dove Gere.1

Citations

  1. [S1765] 1910 Federal Census, Reno County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 453; FHL #1374466.

Elizabeth Skillman Bowmer1

F, b. 27 March 1875, d. 27 August 1941
     Elizabeth Skillman Bowmer was also known as "Betty".2 She was born on 27 March 1875 at Kentucky.2,1 She was the daughter of William Haynes Bowmer and Margaret Holt Thomas Sterrett.2 Elizabeth Skillman Bowmer married Hugh Letcher Atkinson, son of Edward Atkinson and Ann White Letcher, on 22 September 1900 at Breckinridge Co., KY. Elizabeth Skillman Bowmer died on 27 August 1941 at Plainfield, Union Co., NJ, at age 66. She was buried in 1941 at Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Henderson Co., KY.

Children of Elizabeth Skillman Bowmer and Hugh Letcher Atkinson

Citations

  1. [S957] 1910 Federal Census, Cook County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Rolls 237-283; FHL #1374254.
  2. [S1552] 1880 Federal Census, Breckinridge County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 405; FHL #1254405.

William Haynes Bowmer

M, b. 8 August 1837, d. 22 January 1919
     William Haynes Bowmer was born on 8 August 1837 at Breckinridge or Jefferson Co., KY.1 He married Margaret Holt Thomas Sterrett. William Haynes Bowmer died on 22 January 1919 at St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL, at age 81.

Child of William Haynes Bowmer and Margaret Holt Thomas Sterrett

Citations

  1. [S1552] 1880 Federal Census, Breckinridge County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 405; FHL #1254405.

Abigail Bowne

F, b. 5 February 1662/63, d. 16 June 1688
     Abigail Bowne was born on 5 February 1662/63. She was the daughter of John Bowne and Hannah Feake. Abigail Bowne died on 16 June 1688 at Flushing, Queens Co. (now), NY, at age 25.

Brownlee Bowne1

M
     Brownlee Bowne married Pauline Hudson, daughter of Paul Hudson and Augusta Price, on 15 September 1921, One child, name unknown.1

Child of Brownlee Bowne and Pauline Hudson

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.95.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.96.

Dorothy Bowne

F, b. 9 March 1669/70, d. 1690
     Dorothy Bowne was born on 9 March 1669/70. She was the daughter of John Bowne and Hannah Feake. Dorothy Bowne died in 1690.

Elisabeth Bowne

F
     Elisabeth Bowne married John Prior, son of Matthew Prior and Mary (?), before 1679 at Flushing, Long Island, NY.

Elizabeth Bowne

F, b. 8 October 1658, d. 14 October 1721
     Elizabeth Bowne was born on 8 October 1658. She was the daughter of John Bowne and Hannah Feake. Elizabeth Bowne died on 14 October 1721 at Flushing, Queens Co. (now), NY, at age 63.

Hannah Bowne

F, b. 10 April 1665, d. 30 December 1707
     Hannah Bowne was born on 10 April 1665. She was the daughter of John Bowne and Hannah Feake. Hannah Bowne died on 30 December 1707 at Flushing, Queens Co. (now), NY, at age 42.

Hudson Bowne1

M, b. 4 July 1923
     Hudson Bowne was born on 4 July 1923.1 He was the son of Brownlee Bowne and Pauline Hudson.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.96.

John Bowne

M, b. 9 May 1625, d. 20 December 1695
     John Bowne was Converted to Quaker.
Note:
JOHN BOWNE, born 1627, son of Thomas, in the year of his marriage to Hannah Feake was not a Friend, but Hannah became acquainted with them as they were holding their meetings in the woods, and she soon became a member. Her husband attending one of these meetings with her, became deeply impressed, and he soon joined them, and for some time thereafter the meetings were held at his house, and the following is taken from the old Dutch Records now preserved in Albany:

"Complaints made 24th of August, 1662, by the magistrates of Flushing, that many of the inhabitants are followers of the Quakers who hold their meetings at the house of John Bowne." An ordinance of the West India Company of 1662 provided that "Besides the Reformed religion no conventicles should be holden in houses, barns, ships, woods, or fields, under the penalty of fifty guilders for the first offense, double for the second, and arbitrary correction for every other."

Consequently, John Bowne was arrested on 9th month 1st day, 1662, and was taken prisoner to Fort Amsterdam, and on the 14th of the same month the following judgment was entered: "Because John Bowne, at present prisoner, dwelling at Flushing, L. I., has made no scruple in vilipendation of the orders and mandates of the Director General and Council of the New Netherlands, we do in justice to the high and mighty states of the United Provinces and the Administrators of the West India Company of the Chamber of Amsterdam, having heard of the demand of the substitutes, and the acknowledgment of the prisoner, have condemned and do condemn the said John Bowne by those present--Boete--5 and 20 pounds Flemish with the charges of the Justician and with express admonition and interdict to abstain from all such forementioned meetings and conventicles, or else for the second boete he be condemned in a double boete, and for the third boete to be banished out of this Province of New Netherlands."

John refused to pay the fine and was confined in a dungeon, kept on bread and water, and no person was allowed to speak to him. As this did not seem to change his mind, he was taken to Stadthaus and put in the prison room there, and was allowed to see his wife and friends. The Court then notified him that they had resolved that he must pay his fine or be sent out of the County, or he would be set free if he would promise to leave the country in three months. He remained firm in his purpose not to compromise his principles. On the 21st of the 10th month he was permitted to visit his friends under a promise to return in three days, and on the 31st of that month he was put on board ship and sent a prisoner to Holland. He arrived at Amsterdam on the 29th of February, 1663. Notice of his refusal to pay his fine was sent to the West India Company, and after considering his case they drew up a paper for him to sign. In reply he said: "Friends, the paper drawn up for me to subscribe I have perused and weighed, and do find the same not according to that engagement to me through one of your members, viz.: That he or you would do therein by me as you would be done unto, and not otherwise. For which of you being taken from your wife and family, without just cause, would be bound from returning to them unless upon terms to act contrary to your conscience, and deny your faith and religion, yet this in effect do you require of me and not less. But, truly, I cannot think that you did in sober earnest ever think I would subscribe to any such thing, it being the very thing for which I rather chose freely to suffer want of the company of my dear wife and children, imprisonment of my person, the ruin of my estate in my absence there, and the loss of my goods here, than to yield or consent to such an unreasonable thing as you here by would enjoin me unto. For which I am persuaded that you will not only be judged in the sight of God, but by good and godly men, rather to have mocked at the oppressions of the oppressed, and added afflictions to the afflicted than herein to have done to me as you in the like case would be done unto, which the royal cause of our God requires. I have with patience and moderation waited several weeks expecting justice from you, but behold an addition to my oppression in the measure I receive. Wherefore I have this now to request for you, that the Lord will not lay this to your charge, but to give eyes to see and hearts to do justice, that you may find mercy with the Lord in the day of judgment.

"JOHN BOWNE."
In the 4th month he was released and returned to America via England and the Island of Barbadoes, but did not reach Flushing until Jan. 30, 1663.

The authorities in Amsterdam sent the officials in New Amsterdam the following decision, dated April 16, 1663: "We, finally, did see from your last letter, that you had exiled and transported hither a certain Quaker named John Bowne, and although it is our cordial desire that similar and other sectarians might not be found there, yet as the contrary seems to be the case, we doubt very much if rigorous proceedings against them ought not to be discontinued except you intend to check and destroy your population, which, however, in the youth of your existence, ought rather to be encouraged by all possible means. Wherefore it is our opinion that some connivance would be useful that the consciences of men, at least, ought ever to remain free and unshackled. Let every one be unmolested as long as he is modest, as long as his conduct in a political sense is unimpeachable, as long as he does not disturb others or oppose the government. This maxim of moderation has always been the guide of the magistrates of this city, and the consequence has been that from every land people have flocked to this asylum. Tread thus in their steps, and we doubt not you will be blessed. (Signed) The directors of the West India Co., Amsterdam, Department.

"ABRAHAM WILMANDONK,
"DAVID VON BAERLE."


This document ended the persecution of the Friends on Long Island. The Frost Genealog, Josephine C. Frost, Cpy 1912

Whereas SAMUEL HOLMES, late of Gravesend upon Long Island, did in his will appoint Alice Holmes, his wife, to be sole executor, and desiring his loving brothers and friends Richard Stillwell, Jonathan Holmes, Obadiah Holmes, John Bowne, and Samuel Spicer, to be overseers. They are confirmed, June 25, 1679.

He was born on 9 May 1625 at Lime Tree Farm, Matlock, Derbyshire, England. He was the son of Thomas Bowne and Mary (?) John Bowne married Hannah Feake, daughter of Lt. Robert Feake and Elizabeth Fones, on 7 May 1656 at Flushing, Long Island, NY. John Bowne married Hannah Bickerstaff on 2 February 1679 at Flushing, Queens Co. (now), NY. John Bowne married Mary Cock on 26 June 1693 at Flushing, Queens Co. (now), NY. John Bowne died on 20 December 1695 at Flushing, Long Island, NY, at age 70.

Children of John Bowne and Hannah Feake

John Bowne

M, b. 13 March 1656/57, d. 30 August 1673
     John Bowne was born on 13 March 1656/57. He was the son of John Bowne and Hannah Feake. John Bowne died on 30 August 1673 at age 16.

Martha Johanna Bowne

F, b. 16 August 1673
     Martha Johanna Bowne was born on 16 August 1673. She was the daughter of John Bowne and Hannah Feake.

Mary Bowne

F, b. 6 January 1660/61
     Mary Bowne was born on 6 January 1660/61 at Flushing, Queens Co. (now), NY. She was the daughter of John Bowne and Hannah Feake.

Samuel Bowne

M, b. 21 September 1667, d. 30 May 1745
     Samuel Bowne was born on 21 September 1667 at Flushing, Queens Co. (now), NY. He was the son of John Bowne and Hannah Feake. Samuel Bowne died on 30 May 1745 at Flushing, Queens Co. (now), NY, at age 77.

Sarah Bowne

F
     Sarah Bowne married Richard Salter.

Child of Sarah Bowne and Richard Salter

Thomas Bowne

M
     Thomas Bowne married Mary (?).

Child of Thomas Bowne and Mary (?)

Thomas Bowne1

M, b. 1694, d. 1762
     Thomas Bowne was born in 1694.1 He married Hannah Underhill, daughter of John Underhill and Mary Prior, in 1716.1 Thomas Bowne died in 1762.1

Citations

  1. [S105] Jr. Harry Macy, Underhill Genealogy, Vol. V & VI, p. 56.

Bowne

F, b. circa 1671, d. circa 1671
     Bowne died circa 1671. She was born circa 1671. She was the daughter of John Bowne and Hannah Feake.

Bowne

F, b. circa 1675, d. circa 1675
     Bowne died circa 1675 at Flushing, Queens Co. (now), NY. She was born circa 1675 at Flushing, Queens Co. (now), NY. She was the daughter of John Bowne and Hannah Feake.