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|Bowman Family Cemetery|
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For those that are perhaps seeing these transcriptions for the first time, the transcriptions may give on first glance, the appearance of a great many typos, so I feel obligated to explain that the abundance of y, m, and d represent abbreviations for year, month and day. Although you will find most engravers follow similar patterns, it seems there are several different abbreviations used to represent these three time terms including: y, yr, yrs, yr's & years; m. mo, mos, mo's, and months; d. da, das, da's, and days and on rare occasions, h, hr, hrs, hr's, and hours. I tend not to use commas except to separate surname from given name, given name from date, except where found on actual inscription, same goes for the [.] (period). When you see the symbol [_] (underscore), I use it to represent missing or unreadable letters, or if a lot of letters are unreadable I may express it by several periods, such as Jos...h . Sometimes you will find raised letters such as "c" in surnames such as in McClain, or if the engraver added smaller letters that were left out and added later, when I encounter them, tend to express them, when possible, as found on the stone. Sometimes engravers will use the latin term Æ or æ, this is just a term that generally replaces the word "aged". One last comment, all actual text found engraved, will come first in bold text. All comments, observations, personal knowledge remarks added by submitter, concerning an individual, but not inscribed on stone, will then proceed in regular text. ~R.M.Sizelove~
|Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.|
|Bowman, Sampson H., born May 8, 1823, died Sep. 6, 1871 [verse at bottom]|
|Bowman, Jacob A., born Jan. 23, 1862, died July 31, 1876 [need to get this heavy stone turned to see if additional inscription will be found on opposite side]|
|Unknown Sandstone base overview [large]|
|Unknown Sandstone base [smaller with cut pocket for headstone]|
|Unknown Sandstone base [small with cut pocket]|
|Unknown Sandstone base [very large, needing derbis removed]|
|Bowman, Jacob, diedů [headstone fragment, needs additional excavation to locate more of this headstone.]|
Elizabeth Jane, wife of S.H. Bowman, died July 23, 1859, aged 31y'rs. 1m. & 12d. "In life beloved, In death lamenated" [this stone was toppled and
laying at bottom of hillside, some twenty feet from bases.]|
[Click here to view a second photo of the same headstone, showing the upper portion of Elizabeth's headstone, richly carved with florals]
|Bowman, MaryAnn, wife of Jacob Bowman, died Sept. 19, 1863, aged 81y 6m 1d [on different side of same obelisk headstone as Elizabeth Jane Bowman]|
|Unknown, A N N [broken fragments of headstone, needs sorted out]|
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