Bowman Family Collection
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
- Bowman family (Family)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.
0.10 linear feet
Language of Materials
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.
Anne Sims completed processing and the collection was opened for research in May 1979.
- Bowman, Alfred
- Bowman, Benjamin
- Bowman, Richard, ca. 1837-1914
- Animals--Folklore Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Carr family
- Hammer family
- Migration, Internal--United States--19th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Personal papers Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Union Church (Knob Creek, Washington County, Tenn.)
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Vicksburg (Miss.)--History--Siege, 1863 Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Anne Sims
- Language of description
- Script of description