Simon Bowman was born on December 25, 1725 in "the Palatinate of the Rhine" near Heidelberg, Germany.
Simon Bowman immigrated to America about 1750 and settled in Frederick County, Maryland. He married Mary Magdaline Easter in Frederick County. They were the parents of five children, all born at Hagerstown, Maryland.
Simon Bowman built the first stone house in Hagerstown, Maryland. He owned a grant of land in Washington County, Maryland, known as "Lads and Lasses." 
He died June 6, 1800, at Hagerstown, Maryland, United States.
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On 31 Jan 2017 at 02:56 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:
The article also makes some claims about Simon's ancestry that seem particularly dubious and should not be incorporated into WikiTree. The story begins with the claim that Simon's great grandfather was Robert Bowman, a younger son of Bowman of Kirk-Oswald, in Cumberland, England, who was placed by his father as a page in the household of the Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King James the First, and went to Germany with the Princess in 1613 when she married Frederick the Fifth, the Elector Palatine....
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