I am descended through Jesse Bowman, Frank M. Bowman, Laura Jane Bowman Chapman, Reese Chapman. I too have not been able to discover much about the Bowmans or McCormicks in my line. In fact, it took me years to get beyond Frank and Martha Jane McCormick Bowman. I would very much enjoy adding my information to your group and help with research. I look forward to hearing from the Bowman Family group. Thank you for posting on this site.