Bowman, Francis Dd

Bowman, Francis D.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born at Westford, near Burlington, Vt., Feb. 27, 1795. He was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Otsego. He graduated from the University of Vermont, and entered Princeton Seminary in 1821, where he spent only one year. After completing his studies, he went to Virginia in 1823, and in 1824 was ordained to the full work of the Gospel ministry by the Presbytery of Hanover, and became pastor of the Church at Charlottesville, at which place and at South Plains he labored with great success. He was engaged in the service of the American Bible Society. Then he labored at Greensborough, Ga., for nineteen years. Four years he ministered at Bryan Neck. In 1862 he returned to the scenes of his early labors. From this time he devoted himself to study and meditation, and had nearly completed a work on The Baptism of the Spirit, when he died April 26, 1875. Dr. Bowman was a noble specimen of a refined Christian gentleman. See Necrolog. Report of Princeton Theol. Seminary, 1876.

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