Bowman collection  1770-1837 (bulk 1794-1837)
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Samuel Bowman (b. December 2, 1753), became a Continental Army captain during the American Revolution. On November 3, 1784, he married Eleanor Ledlie, and in 1789 the couple moved to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where Samuel became a farmer. Among their children were Mary (b. 1791), Eliza (1793-1848), William Ledlie (1798-1848), Samuel (b. 1800), Alexander Hamilton (b. 1803), and Ellen Stuart (b. 1805). Samuel Bowman died on June 25, 1818.

Samuel's brother Ebenezer (1757-1829) served in the Continental Army during the battles of Lexington and Concord, graduated from Harvard in 1782, and lived in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and in New York City.