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Bowman was one of seven children born to Reverend Peyton Bowman and the former Ellen Tobin, from Virginia and South Carolina, respectively. He grew up in South Carolina and graduated from Wofford College in Spartanburg before reading law. He was admitted to the bar in San Antonio, Texas in 1874 and practice there until 1882. He married the former Marguerite Grenet on November 7, 1877. He reportedly left Texas while under indictment for forgery.
In 1892 Bowman chaired the gubernatorial campaign of Kolb, of the Jeffersonian Democratic Party. During the 1894 miner's strike Bowman criticized Governor Thomas G. Jones's use of the Alabama State Militia to suppress strikers.
Bowman died in Asheville, North Carolina in September 1916 and is buried in a family plot at the Savannah Advent Church Cemetery in Bishopville, South Carolina.
- "The Bowman Murder Trial" (June 21, 1894) The Montgomery Advertiser.
- Peyton Green Bowman Jr at Findagrave.com