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Abraham Bowman

Death: Nov 9, 1837

Birthplace: Strasburg

Nationality: United States

Abraham Bowman

Date of Death : Nov 9, 1837
Birth Place : Strasburg

Colonel Abraham Bowman was an 18th-century American frontiersman and American Revolutionary War military officer. Bowman served as an officer and later commanded the 8th Virginia Regiment popularly known as the "German Regiment". He and his brothers Colonel John Bowman, Major Joseph Bowman, and Captain Isaac Bowman were among the earliest settlers in Kentucky and were excellent horsemen known as the "Four Centaurs of Cedar Creek". His grandson, John Bryan Bowman, founded Kentucky University and the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky. His father George Bowman and grandfather Jost Hite were both well-known Virginian pioneers and the first to explore and settle Shenandoah Valley.


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