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Bowman Family Papers,1774-1836

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Bowman Family Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Bowman Family Papers, 1774-1836, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


0.33 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Kentucky pioneers and soldiers. The papers include John Bowman's account book, 1776, kept while serving as quartermaster on Colonel William Christian's expedition against the Cherokee, and his land papers, 1774-1782; payroll, 24 January 1778, for Captain Joseph Bowman's company of George Rogers Clark's Illinois Regiment; his commission as major in the Virginia militia signed by Patrick Henry, and his certificate of death in 1779 signed by George Rogers Clark in 1782; and papers of John Bowman, 1771-1824, of Mercer County and other family members, consisting of correspondence, receipts, and accounts


  • Clark's Expedition to the Illinois-- 1778-1779-- Sources.
  • Soldiers-- Kentucky-- Archives.
  • Bowman, John, 1738-1784.
  • Bowman, John, 1771-1824.

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