Just started in on my Bowman ancestor and already have a tangle of knots. There's Bowman's everywhere ! And I'm trying to figure out which are mine.
The facts I have (and not because I found them but because I trust the two researchers in the past - Silas Diller c.1905 and Robert Diller c. 1940) are there was a Jacob Bowman at least in the vicinity of Cumberland County Pa who had a daughter Elizabeth old enough to be married in 1800. Meaning he was born circa 1760 or before.
I've started searching the Internet (I know there's no such thing as Internet genealogy but all the work and effort put out here has got to provide at the very least some great clues).
I was beginning to focus on a cluster of Bowmans in Berks county in the 1790 census (per abstract). But questions have been raised ; which is great - I know genealogy is a never ending process and it never hurts my feelings to be challenged.
And upon reviewing my source a disturbing new monkey wrench appears. Suppossedly the Diller family had an old family Bible from the original Diller, Frantz Tueller of Switzerland (to use the old spelling).
But Robert Diller, in 1944, noted some discrepencies in the provenance of the Bible. In particular he noted that the Bible had " a brass plate with the letters 'V,B,' and the back has a similar plate with the date '1754.' '
He speculated it came into the Diller family from either Elizabeth Behme, wife of Francis Diller (1743-1814) or through the family of Elizabeth Bowman, wife of Francis Diller (1776-1845).
I've noticed a few posts that reference a "Anna? Fronica Froeny Verina." Married a Jacob Bowman in Md or Pa about 1746. " I show he died in 1803. in Rockingham Co. Va."
The Jacob I'm focusing on died im 1820 and is buried in Cumberland County, Pa.
Could the Virginia Jacob be the father of Elizabeth ?
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