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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. 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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REV. T. J. BOWMAN, minister, Ripley, was born in this township in the year 1846, and is a son of Benjamin and Mary (McElwee) Bowman, old settlers in the county. The early life of our subject was spent upon the farm, and at the same time he obtained a good practical education in the district schools. In 1864, he enlisted in the One Hundred and Seventy-second Regiment, of which he was Drum Major; he served seven months and was honorably discharged in 1865. In 1878, he entered the ministry of the Christian Church, in which he labored as a minister until his ordination, which took place September 11, 1880, since when he has labored regularly in the Southern Ohio Conference of the Christian Church. June 2, 1876, he was married to Miss Abigail Bartley.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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