He was the son of Silas Bowker (1739–1789) and Esther (Hobbs) Bowker (1739–1824). He married Amy Harding (1769–1843), and they had six children. His father Silas Bowker, was a revolutionary spy, who disguised as a Native American was captured by the British and was taken to Canada, where he escaped.
He was buried at a cemetery in Locke, known as the Bowker Family or the Abbott Farm Cemetery.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 125, 139, 188f and 200; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
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