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T. J. Bowman

T. J. BOWMAN, merchant and lumberman, East Hickory, was born at Beaver Furnace, Clarion Co., Penn., March 27, 1840, and is a son of David and Ellen (Robertson) Bowman, natives of Scotland. His father in early life followed agricultural pursuits, and cleared a farm near Tylersburg, Penn., in which town he was for twenty years engaged in the lumber and mercantile businesses. He died there, in 1888, in his seventy-third year; his widow is still living, enjoying good health. Their children were Thomas J., John (who died of wounds received at Fair Oaks in the Civil war), Martin (who died of disease contracted in the army, and never returned home), Adam (deceased), Robert (deceased), Margaret Jane (deceased), James C., William, Edward, Charles, Frank and Jane (Mrs. Ault, residing at Leeper, Penn.). T. J. Bowman was reared in Farmington, Clarion county, and located in East Hickory in 1862, where he engaged in boat building and lumbering, continuing in the latter business to the present time. He embarked in mercantile business in 1872, and for eighteen years was postmaster at East Hickory. In 1887, in company with H. W. Ledebur, he built a large grist-mill at East Hickory (a much-needed institution at that place), having a capacity for grinding twenty tons of feed and two tons of flour per day. Mr. Bowman was married, in December, 1868, to Nancy, daughter of James and Molly (Brown) Green, of East Hickory, and they have four children: Lester D., Leona, Glenni F. and Ellen. Mr. Bowman is a representative citizen and business man. In politics he is a Democrat.

Source: Page(s) 943, Chapter 15 Biographical Sketches - Tionesta Township and Borough of Tionesta
Hickory and Harmony Townships
History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania.
Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890.
Transcribed December 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project

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