Bowman, Jarrett a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Charlestown, Va., Dec. 1, 1816. He was born a slave, and held in bondage until he was forty-one years old, and then bought his freedom. In his forty-eighth year he was converted, soon afterwards began exhorting, received license to preach in 1862, and in 1865 was admitted into the Washington Conference, and labored faithfully until his death at Strasburg, Va., June 11, 1878. Mr. Bowman was a man of fine qualities, sound in judgment, untiring in industry, practical, clear, systematic. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1879, p. 18.