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Lewis Leander Bowker was born in Vermont on October 28th, 1821. Lewis was the son of Lyman Bowker and Betsy Merriman. Lyman and Betsy are buried in Grove Hill Cemetery. They came to Canada and settled in Compton County on lot 3, range 7 in 1836. Lewis was a farmer, he married Lucy Minerva Hurd on October 21st, 1845. Lucy was the daughter of Edmund Hurd. Lewis and Lucy had four children: Edmund Hurd (b. June 23rd, 1849), Lyman James (b. July 5th, 1853), Luvia Amanda (b. September 2nd, 1855), Herbert Rice (b. December 1st, 1857). Lewis died on February 16th, 1905. Lucy died on August 4th, 1897. They are buried in Grove Hill Cemetery. Lewis and Lucy's son Lyman James Bowker (July 5th, 1853 to March 22nd, 1924) married Clarinda (Clara) L. Harvey (April 9th, 1853 to November 6th, 1919). Clarinda was the daughter of John Harvey and his wife, Clarinda Tory. Lyman and Clara had two children: Elwin and Lucie (Walter Sherman). Lyman and Clara are buried in Grove Hill Cemetery.


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