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James Jackson Bowman
Mother
Charlotta Bellman
Birth - Dec 1813
Death - Aft. 1900
 
Father
George Richards
Birth - Est. 1791-1823
Death - Oct 15, 1846
Mother
Barbara Gaff
 
Birth - Abt. 1799
Death - Mar 12, 1862
 
Father
Benjamin Bowman
 
Birth - Abt. 1798
Death - 1850
Mother
Unknown
 
 
Birth - Unknown
Death - Unknown
 
Father
Unknown
 
 
Birth - Unknown
Death - Unknown
 
Wife
Sarah Jane
Richards
Birth - Mar 17, 1840
Death - Apr 07, 1906
Husband
James Jackson
Bowman
Birth - Aug 01, 1823
Death - Nov 23, 1914
 
Wife
Eliza Jane
Hegarty
Birth - Mar 17, 1824
Death - Unknown
 


Lewis Garfield
Bowman
Birth - May 25, 1881
Death - Jul 10, 1969
Andrew J
Bowman
Birth - Abt. 1878
Death - Unknown
Amanda
 Bowman
Birth - Sept. 1851
Death - Unknown
John F
Bowman
Birth - Abt. 1853
Death - Unknown
William G
 Bowman
Birth - Abt. 1855
Death - Unknown
Martin E
 Bowman
Birth - Abt. 1857
Death - Unknown
Elizabeth B
Bowman
Birth - Aug. 1860
Death - Unknown
Samuel J
Bowman
Birth - Abt. 1863
Death - Unknown

 

 

Photos, Papers & Things

From Wiley, Samuel T., ed. Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Cambria County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Union Publishing Co., 1896, p. 54-5


CAPTAIN GEORGE B. RICHARDS, a farmer of Reade township, this county, is a son of George and Charlotta (Bellman) Richards, and was born at Allegheny Ore bank, Huntingdon county, now Blair county, Pennsylvania, March 13, 1838.

     His father, George Richards, was a native of England, and emigrated to America about 1830 or 1831, and located at Carthouse, Clearfield county, Pennsylvania. While in his own country he learned the trade of a stone-mason, and acquired considerable knowledge of mineralogy, and followed this pursuit as a means of gaining a livelihood of his adopted county. From here he removed to Allegheny Ore Bank for a short time, and then located at Coalport, Clearfield county. His residence here was not permanent, and he soon returned to Allegheny Ore Bank. He finally located at Lloydsville, at that time called Richards Coal bank, this county, where he died in October, 1846.

     He was a member of the old line Whig party, and took a normal interest in all political affairs. In religious faith he was an ardent member of the Lutheran Church.

     His marriage with Charlotta Bellman, a daughter of Jacob Bellman, of Tioga county, Pennsylvania, resulted in the birth of seven children, three sons and four daughters: Mary Ann, deceased, who was the wife of Jacob Burgo; John, a veterinary surgeon of Blair county, Pennsylvania; George B.; Sarah Jane, the wife of James Bowman, a blacksmith, of Allmansville, Clearfield county; Hannah, deceased, who was the wife of Perrie Harkins; Malinda, deceased, who was the wife of Isaac Haines, and Emanuel, of Madera, Clearfield county.

     George B. Richards was educated in the common schools of Cambria and Blair counties, and, prior to the Civil War, earned a comfortable living as a day laborer. When the crisis of civil war threatened the dismemberment of our Union, he was one of the first 75,000 volunteers to respond to President Lincoln's call for troops. April 21, 1861, he enlisted in company "D," Fourteenth regiment, Pennsylvania Militia infantry, and served four months. September 14, 1861, he re-enlisted in company "D," Fifty-third regiment, Pennsylvania infantry, and was appointed first corporal, but was soon raised to the rank of sergeant, and again first sergeant. He received his discharge in December, 1863, and re-enlisted the same month in his former company, where he was promoted to the office of first lieutenant. His career was one of advancement; his services in behalf of his country received due recognition, and he was again promoted; this time he was raised to the rank of captain. His regiment belonged to the Army of the Potomac, and in all the engagements in which he participated the only injury he received was while at Savage Station; he suffered a sunstroke, which impaired his left elbow, and rendered him a cripple for life.

     After receiving his discharge from the military service, July 10, 1865, he purchased a farm in Reade township, this county, on which he located in August, 1865, where he has since been actively engaged in agricultural pursuits.

     He is a member of David Truxel Post, 421, G. A. R., at Glasgow, a member of Washington Camp, No. 56, P. O. S. of A., of Glasgow, and of the agricultural order of the Grange at Mount Pleasant, Clearfield county, Pennsylvania. In politics he affiliates with the Republican party, and has filled some of the local offices.

     His marriage with Susan E. Beers, a daughter of John Beers, a carpenter and farmer (who served as a volunteer in the war with Mexico), of near Fallen Timbers, this county, was celebrated March 30, 1865.

 
Obituary

James J. Bowman

James J. Bowman, the oldest citizen of Geulich township, died at his home at Alemansville on Monday, Nov. 23rd. He had been sick all through the summer but for the last few weeks seemed to be getting better and was able to go about again until Sunday evening, when he became suddenly ill and died the following day. He was over 91 years of age and was born in Mifflin county. In his boyhood and early manhood he worked on the canal. His boating experience and canal stories were interesting and he enjoyed telling them. After the rail road took the traffic of the canal he located near where Bellwood now is and learned the blacksmith trade. He was married to Eliza Jane Hagerty of that neighborhood about 52 years ago. He settled in the village of Allemans. His wife dying, he was married the second time to Mrs. Sarah Spangle. Mr. Bowman was a peaceful and inoffensive citizen; a member of the Dunkard church; and a great Bible student. Fro years he was a faithful Bible class teacher in the Sunday School. He leaves three sons John, of Ginter; Samuel, of Clearfield and Lewis of Johnstown, and one daughter, Mr. E. J. Morris; twenty grandchildren and nineteen great-grand children. Services were held in the U. B. church of this place on Thursday, Nov. 25th, and interment was made in the Cambria Mills Cemetery

Sarah J. Bowman

After a long painful illness Mrs. Sarah J. Bowman, wife of J. J. Bowman died on Saturday night April 7, aged 66 years. Another of our kindest and best of friends and neighbors has forever left the little village of Allemans, which has been her home for over 40 years, and for most of that time she has been a faithful worker in the Sunday School. For years she had charge of the infant class, and many of her scholars are men and women now, far from the home of their childhood, yet others filled their places. She was generous and kind almost to a fault, always think and planning for the comfort and happiness of others. Mrs. Bowman was the mother of nine children, three of whom are living, viz: John Spangle and Mrs. Charles McMonigal , of Portage; children of her first marriage; and Lewis Bowman, of Sonman, all of whom were with her the week preceding her death. All that loving hands could do and medical skill could aid was done, but of no avail. She was a faithful member of the United Brethren church, This charge being without a pastor, Rev. Ibach of the Lutheran church kindly took charge of the service. His sermon was most appropriate and fitting for the occasion Mrs. Bowman's maiden name was Richard. She was born at what was then called the Richard and Bell Improvement in Reade township where the town of Lloydsville is now located. Her journey is over, portion of her life was rough and thorny, but her happy disposition never failed her and now cometh rest and everlasting peace.

 
CENSUS YR: 1850
STATE or TERRITORY: PA
COUNTY: Cambria
DIVISION: White Township
REEL NO: 761 PAGE NO: 4-A
REFERENCE: Enumerated on 23 day of July, by Henry Cook
LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP VAL BIRTHPLACE MRD SCH R/W DDB
2 43 46 Bowman James 27 M   Farmer   Pa.        
3 43 46 Bowman Barbara 51 F       Pa.        
4 43 46 Bowman George 18 M   Laborer   Pa.        
5 43 46 Bowman Susan 17 F       Pa.        
6 43 46 Bowman Samuel 14 M       Pa.   X    
7 43 46 Bowman Jacob 13 M       Pa.   X    
8 43 46 Bowman Mary E. 12 F       Pa.   X    
HTML Publishers Notes-
Benjamin Bowman died in 1850 so he is not on the 1850 Census
Barbara Bowman would be about 51 years old.
James Jackson Bowman would be 27 years old
John M Bowman would be 23 years old (not in this list)
Nancy J Bowman would be 21 year old (not in this list)
Sarah Ann Bowman died young
George W Bowman would be 18 years old
Samuel M Bowman would be 14 years old
Jacob G Bowman would be 13 years old
Susan Catherine Bowman would be 17 years old
Mary Elizabeth Bowman would be under 11 or 12 years old
 
CENSUS YR: 1860
STATE or TERRITORY: PA
COUNTY: Cambria
DIVISION: White Township
ROLL: M653_1088; Page: 543; Image: 546.
REFERENCE: Enumerated 27 July 1860 by H. A. McPike. Written page 311
PG# LN DW# FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP VAL
PERS
EST
BIRTHPL MRD SCH R/W DDB REMARKS
543 33 715 708 Bowman James 37 M   Blacksmith   400 Pa          
543 34 558 708 Bowman Eliza J 34 F         Pa          
543 35 558 708 Bowman Amanda 9 F         Pa   1      
543 36 558 708 Bowman John 7 M         Pa   1      
543 37 558 708 Bowman William 4 M         Pa          
543 38 558 708 Bowman Martin 2 M         Pa          
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CENSUS YR: 1870
STATE or TERRITORY: PA
COUNTY: Gulich,  
DIVISION: Clearfield Township
ROLL: M593_1327; Page: 172; Image: 349.
REFERENCE: Enumerated 27 July 1860 by H. A. McPike. Written page 311
PG# LN DW# FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP VAL
PERS
EST
BIRTHPL MRD SCH R/W DDB REMARKS
172 11 24 22 Bowman James 47 M   Blacksmith 1000 375 Penna          
172 12 24 22 Bowman Eliza J 44 F   Keeps House     Penna          
172 13 24 22 Bowman Amanda C 19 F   No Occup     Penna   1      
172 14 24 22 Bowman John F 17 M   Blacksmith     Penna   1      
172 15 24 22 Bowman William G 14 M   At Home     Penna   1      
172 16 24 22 Bowman Martin E 12 M   At Home     Penna   1      
172 17 24 22 Bowman Elizabeth B 10 F   At Home     Penna   1      
172 18 24 22 Bowman Samuel 8 M   At Home     Penna   1      
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CENSUS YR: 1880
STATE or TERRITORY: PA
COUNTY: Gulich,  
DIVISION: Clearfield Township
ROLL: T9_1117; Family History Film: 1255117; Page: 429.2000; Enumeration District: 277; Image: 0697.
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
James J. BOWMAN Self M Male W 53 PA Blacksmith PA PA
Sarah J. BOWMAN Wife M Female W 39 PA Keeping House ENG PA
Levi F. SPANGLE SSon S Male W 13 PA At Home PA PA
Elizabeth I. SPANGLE SDau S Female W 8 PA At Home PA PA
John H. SPANGLE SSon S Male W 6 PA At Home PA PA
Andrew J. BOWMAN Son S Male W 2 PA At Home PA PA
William G. BOWMAN Son   Male W 25 PA Works In Woods PA PA
Martin E. BOWMAN Son   Male W 22 PA Works In Woods PA PA
Elizabeth B. BOWMAN Dau   Female W 19 PA Keeping House PA PA
Samuel J. BOWMAN Son   Male W 17 PA Works On Farm PA PA
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CENSUS YR: 1900
STATE or TERRITORY: PA
COUNTY: Gulich,  
DIVISION: Clearfield Township
ROLL: T623 1396; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 79.
DW FN Name Relation Race Sex Birthday Age
Single,
Married
# Years
Married
# of
Children
# of Living
Children
Place of Birth
Immigration
 Year
Years in U.S. Natur Occup Months not employed Education Ownership of Home
Last First Month Year Person Father Mother In School Can Read Can Write Can Speak English Owned or rent Owned Free or Mortgaged Farm or House Number of Farm
69 69 Bowman James J Head W M Aug 1823 76 M 24     Pa Pa Pa       Blacksmith 12   Yes Yes Yes O F H  
69 69 Bowman Sarah J Wife W F March 1840 60 M 24 1 1 Pa Pa Pa             Yes Yes Yes        
69 69 Bowman Lewis G Son W M May 1881 19 S       Pa Pa Pa       Day Laborer 2   Yes Yes Yes        
 
Birthdates of living people have been withheld to protect identities.

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