Joseph T. Bowman

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Joseph T. Bowman

Birthplace: Illinois, United States
Death: November 1883 (72)
Texas, United States
Place of Burial: Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jesse B. Bowman and Unknown Bowman
Husband of Martha "Naphania" Bowman
Father of George Wiliam Bowman; Joel Harrison Bowman; Renia Daniels; Louise Jane Bowman and Josephine Leanna White
Brother of Jesse Bowman

Occupation: Trapper and Hunter
Managed by: Ruth Ramsey
Last Updated:

About Joseph T. Bowman

Joseph T Bowman (1811-1883) was a native of Illinois. Son of Jesse B Bowman who died at the Alamo in Texas in 1836. He arrived in Texas in 1835.

Joseph T Bowman enlisted in a Company, known as the US Provisionals in Nacogdoches, TX in December, 1835. Signed the Goliad Declaration of Independence, which resolved that Texas should become an independent Mexican State.

Following the Texas Revolution, he served in the Republic of Texas Army.

Note: There is a Commemorative Marker honoring his service by the State of Texas.


Joseph was the husband of Martha "Naphania" Hardin (1826-1884). The family moved to the Grapeland, TX area about 1845. They were the parents of 10 children; however only a few of them have been located..

Burial is in the Guiceland Cemetery, Grapeland, Houston County, TX.


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Joseph T. Bowman's Timeline

January 1, 1811
Illinois, United States
October 1, 1856
May 24, 1860
July 10, 1863
Houston County, Texas, United States
November 30, 1865
Houston County, Texas, United States
November 1883
Age 72
Texas, United States
Guiceland Cemetery, Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, United States