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Harrisonburg Rockingham Historical Society

Rockingham County Tombstones by Cemetery


 Bowman Family Cemetery


War Branch/Peaked Mountain area, Rockingham County, Virginia. Take Route 33 west to Route 613 (Whitmore Shop Road). Turn right onto Route 613 and go 1.2 mile to Route 726 (War Branch Road). Turn left onto Route 726 and go 6/10 mile. Turn left up private road and go 5/10 mile. Cemetery is to the left of road up in the woods area.


In 2003 no attempt was made to walk the cemetery. In 1967 J. Robert Swank noted "There are many unmarked graves. The fence is down and livestock have knocked stones over. In 1967 farm was owned by Wayne Driver and previous owners were Showalter-Crawford."

Survey Date and Recorder 1967
J. Robert Swank

Cemetery Index

Surnames are sorted by section / plot / row / grave - only rows are shown

Surname Given Name & MI Birth Date Death Date Headstone Notes Remarks
Galdwell David 3 Sep 1839 4 May 1890

Bowman Infant

s/Jacob & Elizabeth
Bowman John David
10 Sep 1850 Aged 13y 7m 20d
Bowman Elizabeth
12 Aug 1870 Aged 80y 11m 12d; w/John
Bowman John
17 Sep 1834 Aged 44y 4m 6d s/Peter & Mary
Bowman Mary 18 Dec 1766 Feb 1833 In 66th year w/Peter; d/Mathias Heatwole & Miss Haas
Bowman Peter
22 Dec 1823 Aged 60y 10m 7d Killed while hunting; see page 65 Heatwole History book for difference in date
Whitmore Lydia
31 Dec 1843 Aged 30y 8m 26d
Bowman Mary A.
26 Apr 1845 Aged 26y 11m 19d

L. J. Heatwole (no date recorded) shows 11 additional Infants buried in this cemetery.

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