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Bowman Family Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-23

Scope and Contents

The collection contains business papers, primarily land dealings, and personal papers (letters and genealogies) of the Jacob Bowman family in Washington County, Tennessee. Family correspondence includes information relating to western migration to Texas and the Civil War.


  • 1820 - 1932
  • Majority of material found within 1854 - 1886


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research at the Archives of Apalachia.


0.10 linear feet


The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject or document type.

Method of Acquisition

The Bowman family collection, excluding Bowman genealogies, was purchased September 23, 1975, from Dan's Antiques, 9040 North Roan, Johnson City. Mrs. Homer Kitzmiller, Jonesborough, donated Bowman genealogies to the Archives of Appalachia March 1979.

Appraisal Information

Purchased for $75 in September 1975.

Processing Information

Anne Sims completed processing and the collection was opened for research in May 1979.
Anne Sims
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA