This Book and all of it's contents was compiled and researched by me for the benefit of my family. After my wife passed away I when through a hard time. I was informed by my children that they did not know my family and really, I did not either, so I started my research in 2009.
We have a very interesting Family tree. Our generation in Germany owned a silver mine and was classified an "Earl" any information over there I can not get because it in the Old German dialect .
There was 3 Bishops in the family, one was our 2nd Grandfather in America Christian Bowman. The Old Stone Church on Route 93 and Lake Road in Brier Creek, was built by Rev. Thomas Bowman family, who would be our Uncle.
Brier Creek and Berwick was the home of our ancestors for a long time. We all thought the everything was New Columbus or Benton where the Bowman family was, and Shickshinny were our mothers family was. No one every told us about Brier Creek or Berwick except were Uncle Howard Smith lived in Berwick.
I can only hope that other members of our family will continue with the history of our families.
Our Family's are getting older and moving all over the country. It would be nice to try and keep in contact and keep the family reunion going every year in 2nd Week in August at the Raven Creek Church.
God Bless all of you. It has been and still is a great adventure.
John L. Bowman Sr. U.S. Army Retired