Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
It's not often you can find a home for sale ad for one of your ancestor's homes. Below is the home that was build by my great-great grandfather, John Parker Bowman. In 1880, his widow, Mary Elizabeth Chinn Bowman put the house up for sale or exchange. She was downsizing. The picture of the house was taken by me in 1996 or 1997 on our trip to Lexington, Missouri. Legend has it that a cannon ball passed through it during the battle of Lexington, Missouri in September, 1861. Quite a few of my ancestors were members of the Missouri State Guard that defended Lexington.