Covered Wagon

Name and Place

Jacob Bowerman moved to the Illinois territory in 1808 and settled three miles south of Steeleville, and afterward west of that town.

Origins

 

Spouse

Children

Jacob had four sons:

  1. Jonathan
  2. Jesse
  3. Michael
  4. William

Offices Held

 

Military

 

Notoriety

A man of great decision and character. He was remarkably ingenious and could work at almost any trade, even making good guns without previous instruction. As a marksman with the rifle, he had no superior.

References

  1. Combined History of Randolph, Monroe, and Perry Counties, Illinois, page 71