I attended a 1985 Bowman reunion in Stokes County that was hosted by T. B. Bowman at a camp near the Dan River. I was visiting from out of State and was driven to the reunion from Mt. Airy, in Surry County. by a brother, who is now deceased. The only details that I think I remember, besides the host's name, are that I saw a road sign for Vade Mecum, and that I hiked a short trail from the camp to a view of the Dan River from a bluff.
I hope some reader has some knowledge to share with me about T. B. Bowman, the location of the camp where the reunion was held, and whether the Bowman family who gathered back then still have a reunion.
According to my birth certificate, my father, Charlie Lee Bowman, lived in Stokes County when my deceased brother was born in 1943 but moved to Surry county in 1944.