Saturday, September 24, 2016

Martin Thomas Van Buren Bowman, Seven Cousin four times removed

Born July 6, 1838 in Hallowell, Kennebec County, Maine.

Died August 26, 1901 in Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa.

Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa.

Son of Thomas Bowman, Jr. and Nancy Cottle.

Married Nancy Josephine Webber in 1864.

Children: Leona, DeForest, Harold Martin, Herman T. and Josephine Beatrice.

Served in the First Maine Cavalry during the Civil War from 1861-1865. He was in the battles Winchester, Cedar Mountain, second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Rappahannock Station, Brandy Station, Aldie, Middlebury, Gettysburg, Sheperdstown, fortifications before Richmond, Todds Tavern, Cold Harbor, Ream’s Station, Fames’ Cross Roads, then on to the surrender of Lee at Appomattox. After the War, he was director of the Iowa National Bank from its establishment and eleven years president of the general board of Des Moines College.

Photo via Mike Serpa

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