Surname: Bowerman

Samuel Morey Holman

Holman Family of Attleboro Massachusetts

For something more than two centuries the Holman family of which the Attleboro Holmans are a branch has been identified with the history of this Commonwealth, and for half of that period the Holmans have been people of distinction in the town just named, closely identified with its social, religious, educational and business life. The progenitor of this Massachusetts Holman family, Solomon Holman, with his brother John, is said to have come from the Bermuda Islands to Newburyport, the family tradition being that the Holman family came from Wales to the Bermuda Islands some time between 1670 and 1690; that the two named were seized by a press-gang and brought to this country and escaped from a British ship at Newburyport; that John, the youngest, went to North Carolina and Solomon settled in Newbury. Coffin’s Newbury says Solomon Holman and wife came there about 1693 or 1694.

David Emory Holman

Holman Family of Attleboro, MA

For something more than two centuries the Holman family of which the Attleboro Holmans are a branch has been identified with the history of this Commonwealth, and for half of that period the Holmans have been people of distinction in the town just named, closely identified with its social, religious, educational and business life.

The progenitor of this Massachusetts Holman family, Solomon Holman, with his brother John, is said to have come from the Bermuda Islands to Newburyport, the family tradition being that the Holman family came from Wales to the Bermuda Islands some time between 1670 and 1690; that the two named were seized by a press-gang and brought to this country and escaped from a British ship at Newburyport; that John, the youngest, went to North Carolina and Solomon settled in Newbury. Coffin’s Newbury says Solomon Holman and wife came there about 1693 or 1694. Solomon Holman married Mary Barton and their twelve children were:

Bowerman, Sally – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Though Sally Bowerman of Joseph recently celebrated her 81st birthday she was “at the top of her game” when she died in a car crash in a dangerous intersection in Portland last week, according to both her daughters. Bowerman enjoyed many lives during 81 years and, in some ways, was many different people. She was a mother and nurse, a writer and sports fan, a patron of the arts and community booster, a world traveler. During her high school years Bowerman was a prize winning equestrian, a show jumper in an English saddle. Though later she became the

Bowerman, Rex – Obituary

Horse Stumbles Rider Is Killed Rex Bowerman, of Halfway, was killed when thrown from his horse on the hill trail between Halfway and Richland Sunday sometime after 10 o’clock. Mr. Bowerman after visiting his sister, Mrs. Donald Sullivan in Richland left for home about 10 o’clock. It is believed the rider’s foot caught in the stirrup when his horse stumbled and was dragged approximately half a mile. The body was found by James Chandler and Del Taylor. They notified Mr. Bowerman’s parents. The dead man is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bowerman, two brothers, Jesse and Floyd

Biographical Sketch of Thomas Bowerman

This surname is also written Bourman, Boreman, Burman and in various other ways including Boardman in the earlier records. (I) Thomas Bowerman, as his descendants in this line spell his name, was born in England, and settled early in Barnstable, Massachusetts. He appears to have been in Plymouth as early as 1633, when he was a taxpayer and was employed to repair the fort on the hill. He was a carpenter. In 1643 he was of Barnstable in the west part of the town, on the south side of the cove of the meadow at the head of Bridge Creek.

Biographical Sketch of Thomas Bowerman

(II) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (1) Bowerman, was born in Barnstable on Cape Cod, September, 1648, and settled in what is now (1910) Falmouth, on Cape Cod. He and his family joined the Society of Friends early. He bought a hundred acres of land, April 22, 1690, of Jonathan Hatch and Robert Harper, agents of Suckanesset (Falmouth), on the easterly side of the Five Mile river, bounded northerly by the pond and southeasterly by the river. He was town clerk in 1702-04-05. He served on a committee to lay out lands in Woods Hole. He resisted the law obliging

Biographical Sketch of Thomas Bowerman

(III) Thomas (3), son of Thomas (2) Bowerman, was born before 1700. He was also in trouble with the Puritan church and had his property seized to pay the church tax. In 1727 the constable confiscated three bushels of malt and in 1728 a linen wheel and bason worth twenty shillings. He resided in West Falmouth on Cape Cod, on the estate lately owned by Captain Nathaniel Eldred. He married Jane Harby. Children, born at Falmouth: Ichabod; Judah, married, in 1758, Mary Dillingham; David, married, in 1751, Ruth Dillingham; Hannah; Silas, mentioned elsewhere; Joseph, married, September 17, 1766, Rest Swift;

Biographical Sketch of Silas Bowerman

(IV) Silas, son of Thomas (3) Bowerman, was born about 1720 in Falmouth. He removed to New Bedford and thence to Dover, Dutchess county, New York, in 1780. In 1790, the first federal census shows him living at Pawling, Dutchess county, with three males over sixteen, one tinder sixteen and seven females in his family. His second wife was Lydia Gifford. His three sons were Silas, Malthiah and Macy. Malthiah settled in Lafayette and built a house there where the hotel later stood and is ancestor of the Milan Bowermans, leaving sons Joseph, Esek, Otis and Sands. Macy settled on

Biographical Sketch of Silas Bowerman

(V) Silas (2), son of Silas (1) Bowerman, was born at Falmouth or New Bedford, Massachusetts, and came with the family to Dutchess county, New York, settling at length at Duanesburg, near Albany, New York, where he had a farm and where he died.

Biographical Sketch of Brice W. Bowerman

(VII) Brice W., son of Silas G. Bowerman, was born in Farmington, New York, in 1837. He attended the district schools there and Macedon Center Academy. He finally settled in Victor, New York, and followed farming. He had an excellent farm of one hundred and eight acres. In politics he was a Republican; in religion a member of the Society of Friends. He married Lucena, daughter of Elwood and Joanna (Jenks) Smith, January 7, 1864. She was born in Farmington in 1839, died in December, 1897. He died in 1904. Children : Lyman, born 1866, married Josie Allen and had