Found this on ROOTSWEB and am sharing it, knowing somebody needs it somewheres...
From: L B Hansen
Subject: [BOWMER] Re: First generation of Peter Bowmer
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 18:41:12 -0800 (PST)
Hi everyone - Bob and I have been working with this today to see if we can get it to the list. It is going to come in a few different parts. This family is important to the early Virginia Bowmer history. Linda
Robert McCormick wrote:Hi Linda Thank you for setting up the list. I am sending 4 generations of Peter Bowmers descendants. Ihave divided it into 2 parts of 2 generations each. Bob McCormick
Descendants of Peter Bowmer
Generation No. 1
1. PETER2 BOWMER (J. JOHN1) was born Abt. 1734 in Fauquier County , Virginia, and died May 1812 in Fauquier County , Virginia. He married REBECCA SHACKELFORD Abt. 1754 in Culpeper County, Virginia. She was born Abt. 1735, and died Bef. 1812.
Notes for PETER BOWMER:
Peter first appears about 1750 in Culpeper Comty, Virginia..
Page 49-50 Robert Latham Orphan of Jolm Latham - Guardians Account- 1750 - To casb paid Peter Bowmer for covering a house and getting the board.
In 1756 - Peter and Rebecca and their daughter Frances lease a piece of property from John Shackleford for life. This may be Rebeccas father. film # 30943 B - 474
There is also a deed in Orange County deed Book 17 page 332-333
Indenture 29 Nov 1779 between Richard Cave of Orange County and Elizabeth his wife and George Grasty ofFaquier County for 1900 L sell 225 acres on branches of Mine Run boumded comer t o John Bledsoe, DanielSingleton, Geroge Bledsoe, Jolm Leeland Richard Cave
Witnesses: Geo. James, Peter Bowmer, Rebecca (her mark) Bowmer
Peter Bowmer Will - Fauquier County Virginia 1812
In the name of God, Amen. I Peter Bowmer of Fauquier County being of perfect mind and memory do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and from following viz: First: To my Grand Daughter Rebekah Read who now lives with me I give one Negro Girl Mariah one feather bed and furniture, one bay horse and her Saddle and Bridle and to her heirs forever. 2nd - After my decease I desire by land may be sold and the Monies arising from such sale together with all the rest described of my estate of what nature or kind soever, be divided into six equal parts and after deducting from one of these sixth parts the sum of sixty-pounds current Money, on account of a Negro Woman Eleanor given by me to my late son George Bowmer dec'd and also the amount of a debt paid by me for my dec'd son of between forty-eight and forty-nine pounds I give the remainder of that one sixth part to be equally divided among all the children of my said son George Bowmer dec'd namely Birkett, Susannah,!
Charles, Elijah, Rebekah, Polly and Peter and to their heirs forever - 3rd - All the rest and residue of my Estate , not heretofore given namely the other five sixths parts I give and dispose of in the following manner, namely to my daughter Frances wife of Thomas Spilman I give one sixth part to my daughter Sarah wife of James Read, I lend the use of one part during her natural life and after her decease I give her one sixth part to be equally divided among all the children of the said Daughter Sarah. To my Daughter Jane wife of William McLeod I give one sixth part. To my daughter Rebekah widow of Samuel Wharton dec'd I give one sixth part And to my Daughter Polly wife of Richard R. Cornett, I give one sixth part am(sp?) to their heirs forever. 4th - Whereas my Daughter, Susanna who intermarried with John McCormick and my Daughter Jemima who intermarried with Marshall Petty have both departed this life, having each of them only two children living, and having in a forme!
r Division of my Estate given to them more than an equal proportion with the rest of the grand children, it is my wish that they should receive no part of my present estate. Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my consient(sp?) son Thomas Spilman and Richard R. Cornett executors of this my last will and testament hereby working all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve signed and sealed and declared as the last will and testament of Peter Bowmer in the present of Peter Bowmer X his mark
Names of the witnesses were either omitted
Children of PETER BOWMER and REBECCA SHACKELFORD are:
2. i. GEORGE3 BOWMER, b. Abt. 1754, Fauquier County , Virginia; d. 1805, Fauquier County, Virginia.
3. ii. FRANCIS BOWMER, b. Abt. 1756, Fauquier County , Virginia.
4. iii. SARAH BOWMER, b. Abt. 1758, Fauquier County , Virginia.
5. iv. JANE BOWMER, b. Abt. 1760, Fauquier County , Virginia; d. Abt. 1825, Frederick County, Virginia.
6. v. REBECCA BOWMER, b. 1762, Fauquier County, Virginia; d. 1836, Warren County, Tennessee.
vi. POLLY BOWMER, b. Abt. 1764, Fauquier County , Virginia.
7. vii. SUSANNA BOWMER, b. Abt. 1767; d. 1796, Fauquier County, Virginia.
viii. JEMIMA BOWMER, b. Abt. 1772, Fauquier County, Virginia; d. 1812; m. MARSHALL PETTY, December 15, 1794, Fauquier County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1770, Culpeper county, Virginia.