Abraham Bowman b. 1745

Abraham Bowman 7th great grandfather on RootsMagic tree

Abraham Bowman was born about 1745 in Lancaster County Pennsylvania.  He married Christina around 1765. On tax lists in 1779 his property included 200 acres of land, 2 horses, 3 cattle. That same year Abraham is on the Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863. a handwritten list of Lancaster County residents. 

Abraham was in the American Revolution, a private in the Lancaster County Militia. He died in January 1786.  On January 17, 1786, “an inventory and appraisal of the goods of Abraham Bowman, lately deceased, amounted to 315 pounds, 4 shillings, including a library of thirteen books in addition to the family Bible”. He left his estate to his widow Christina and children.


  • Abraham Bowman’s estate, inventory in Notes on the Bowman, Harter and Sauer families by Kenneth Scott at FamilySearch.org
  • Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 at Ancestry
  • A roster of revolutionary ancestors of the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution at FamilySearch