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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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HENRY BOWMAN, contractor and builder, was born in Richland county, Ohio, December 18, 1828, and was raised there. His father, whose name was Peter, was a farmer in Ohio. He was married in November, 1853, to Adela Canfield, who was born in New York State. Their children’s names are as follows: Charles W., Mary B., Jennie, and two deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Bowman are members of the Christian Church, Miss Mary of the Congregational, and Charles of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Bowman has been a Mason. He immigrated to Marion county, Iowa, in 1840, and to Carthage, Missouri, in 1870. He owns a fine farm of 240 acres in Jackson township. Mr. Bowman is a carpenter by trade, and has built some of the best store-rooms of the city. Mr. Bowman resides on Garrison Avenue, in Burch and Moore’s addition. He enlisted in Company A, of the Fourteenth Iowa Infantry, serving his country well.

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