Posted By:William Durvin
Subject:Bowman family in Patrick County
Post Date:January 23, 2011 at 11:31:04
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Forum:Patrick County, VA Genealogy Forum
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I'm looking for information on the Bowman family who lived mostly in Patrick County, VA (also in neighboring counties in VA and NC). Mallie Mae Bowman (b. 13 May 1923 in Patrick) was married in Surry Co., NC to Glenn Prine in 1945. They divorced and she married Eugene Clifford Emerson (b. 2 May 1920 in Surry Co., NC). This marriage occurred somewhere in VA. around 1951-1953. Mallie's mother was Mathia "Mattie" Bowman (b. abt. 1888). "Mattie" married a Samuel Yancy Bowman, who may have committed suicide abt. 1920? "Mattie"'s mother was Rachel Pack (born in the 1860's in Patrick), who on 12 Apr. 1887 married Andrew J. Bowman (b. abt. 1868 in Patrick). They divorced and on 25 Feb. 1923 Rachel married Robert "Bud" Hawks (b. abt 1863). On Find-a-Grave I found a grave for a Rachel Hawks (1865-1933) in the Puckett Memorial Church Cemetery in Hillsville, Carroll Co., VA. I'm not sure if this is the Rachel Pack Bowman Hawks that I am searching for? I can find marriage records that indicate the parents of Rachel Pack were Isham & Mary Pack, the parents of Andrew J. Bowman were Noah & C. Bowman (this may be Flournoy "Noah" Bowman and Calvary "Calva" Goin?). I can find a marriage record (19 Nov. 1857) for a widower Isom/Isham Pack (b. abt. 1817?) who was the son of Thomas Pack who married Mary Bowman (b. abt. 1833?). This may be Mary Ann "Nancy" Bowman. Mary's parents may be Norman Bowman (1790-1870) and Rachael Bons (b. abt. 1794). I have also seen Mary's mother listed as Rachael Pack Bowman (not the Rachel Pack who was "Mattie"'s mother). A lot of this 'information' is unofficial and unconfirmed. I would like to find documentation for this Bowman line, including birth certificates for Mallie Mae Bowman and Mathia Ann Bowman, marriage certificates for Mallie Mae Bowman ( to Glenn Prine and Eugene Emerson), and any death certificates/obits for any of this family. I would like to confirm the burial location for Rachel Pack Bowman Hawks. I would appreciate any information and would gladly share any information/documentation that I have.