Bowman Cemetery

St. Clair County, Michigan. Lat: 42 50' 49"N; Lon: 82 30' 51"W; St. Clair Township Section 24

The cemetery is on the north side of Yankee road between Yankee and Bowman Roads. This is an old family cemetery which was started by the Bowman-Chaffee-Juntin families circa 1840.

My name is Don Justin and I've been working at our old family cemetery on Yankee Road transcribing tombstones and general cleanup. My family, the Bowman-Chaffee-Justins, settled on farms at what is now Bowman Road and Yankee Roads in 1834. 11 young men from the family; 4 Chaffee brothers, 2 Bowman brothers and 5 Justin brothers served in the Civil War, mostly in Battery "H", 1st Michigan Light Artillery which 1st. LT. William Justin commanded. The battery was made up of mostly boys from St. Clair township and about a dozen are buried in the Bowman Cemetery. I will be working on the cemetery for the next several years and can provide you updated lists.

Submitted by Don Justin, CWO USN (Retired) 14 July 2004

Last Name First Name DOB DOD Notes
Beach Areta no dates
Beach Esther no dates
Beckwith Lucy Ann no dates
Beckwith Ray no dates
Beckwith Simon no dates
Borntrager Emma (McCartney) no dates
Borntrager Julia no dates
Borntrager Peter no dates
Bowman Charles H. no dates
Bowman George H. Private Battery H 1st Mi Light Artillery
Bowman Lillie no dates
Bowman Plot no data
Brandt Father no data
Brandt Mother no data
Currie Baby died at birth Date unknown Child of John A. Currie & Helena L.
Currie Charles b. 8/26/1869 d. 1 Jan 1879 Age 9 Yrs 4 Mos 5 Days; son of John & Jane
Currie Jane Bridget Coyle b. 8/2/1840 d. 23 Sep 1926 Wife of John Currie Sr.
Currie John Sr. b. 8 May 1837 d. 3 Dec 1928
Currie Malcolm no dates Came From Mull, Scotland; Father of John Currie, Sr.
Daniels Barna b. 13 Mar 1800 New York d. 22 Dec 1874 3rd Husband of Polly (Chaffee) Justin-Bowman
Durance Issac no dates
Eldridge Elmond no dates
Eldridge Salhert no dates
Ellsworth no data
Fleury no data
Freeman Hatty no dates
Freeman Isabelle no dates
Freeman John no dates
Hall no data
Justin Alonzo
Justin Estellan no dates
Justin Ev.. no data
Justin Issac Jefferson b. 31 Dec 1840 d. 14 Oct 1914 Corporal Battery-H, 1st Michigan Light Artillary 1862 - 1865
Justin Mary V. no dates
Justin no data
Justin Sarah no dates (Daughter)
Justin Sarah no dates (Mother)
Justin-Freeland Monument no data
McAllister Father no dates
McAllister Mother no dates
McAllister no data
McCartney Baby Boy b. 4 Apr 1897 d. 11 Apr 1897 Buried in Currie plot; s/o Fred & Jennie
McCartney Forrest no dates s/o James & Julia Father of Ralph
McCartney James no dates s/w Julia f/o Fred, Emma, Frank & Forest
McCartney Julia no dates s/w James m/o Fred, Emma, Frank & Forest
McDonald Jane no dates
McElinee no data
Meiselbach Benjamin no dates
Meiselbach Charles no dates
Meiselbach Elisabeth no dates
Meiselbach Fred no dates
Meiselbach Lizzie no dates
Orr Elvia no dates
Redfield George no dates
Redfield Maria no dates
Wilson John no dates
Wolven William no dates
Wolvin Jos no dates
Wolvin Myron no dates
Wolvin Peter no dates