Personal Narrative: My Grandfather Henry Bowker

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My grandfather Henry Bowker traveled, with his wife Margaret, to the colonies from West Darby, Lavershire, England in the late 1600 's here to Buck, Pennsylvania. While the land was plentiful his passion lay in the smithy where he provided a much needed service. He taught my father, Stephen the family trade and it is something I am now learning. We live comfortably and now lease the farm out as a second source of income. Though lately the place has become crowded as we see many more immigrants looking for their piece of the pie. Now the British seem to think that they own the place and that we are trees to pluck money from yet provide no care to help us grow. In the last few years we have seen numerous new taxes and rules that prevent and demean

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