Mary Bowman Genealogy

Record modified: 2007-10-27
This is my direct ancestor 4 generations back.

 / John Bowman
 / George Bowman|
|  \
Mary Jane Bowman |
|  / Eliakim Jones
 \ Mary Jones |
 \ Ruth (unknown)

Born: 1839-00-00 Indiana USA
Died: 1896-03-18 Mammoth Springs, Fulton, Arkansas USA
1. 1859-01-24 Henry Welker Zentz

Children of Mary Bowman and Henry Zentz:
Clarice Lillian Zentz b. 1860-01-05
*Elmer Elsworth Zentz b. 1862-01-26


Marriage day may be 13th.
buried in Memory cemetery, Taylor Co IA

One descendant says:
"Her ancestors came over on the Mayflower and we have a list of names with Bowman on it to verify."

Unfortunately, according to a Mayflower website, there were no Bowmans on the Mayflower.

From another source: there was a Mrs George Augustus Bowman who was somehow related to William Brewster, one of the Pilgrims.

She could be from the Mayflower on her mother's side. Mary Jones was born on Long Island NY, and her parents were from CT. Could one of Mary's parents be the link?

1885 state census Taylor Co IA p146
Henry W Zentz 48 OH
wife Mary 45 IN
Elmer 23 IN

1880 census Taylor Co IA p48
H W Zentz 44 OH/PA/OH
wife Mary 40 IN/VA/Long Island
dau Clarice 20 IN
son Elmer 18 IN
m-i-l Mary Bowman 82 NY/CT/CT

1860 census Allen Co IN p655b
Henry Zent 23 OH
Mary 21 OH
Charles 4/12 IN

[Charles should be Clarice.]

1850 census Whitley Co IN p500b, twp not given
Mary Bowman 50 NY
Alfred 23 OH
Elizabeth 15 OH
Mary J 12 IN

She attended school in the past year.

1840 census Ripley Co IN p123
George Boman 1 M 5-10, 1 M 10-15, 1 M 15-20, 1 M 40-50, 1 F <5, 1 F 10-15, 2 F 15-20, 1 F 40-50
[Mary Jane is 1]

Hinds Site: Genealogy of Ken Hinds -- page 624
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