Mary Bowman

2 April 1799–17 February 1847 (Age 47)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Bowman was born on 2 April 1799, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Christian Oberholtzer Bowman, was 45 and her mother, Anna Mary Gehman, was 36. She married Jonas Good on 20 March 1821, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 17 February 1847, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Bowmansville, Brecknock Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Jonas Good
Mary Bowman
Marriage: 20 March 1821
Joel Bowman Good
Peter Bowman Good
Benjamin Bowman Good
Jacob Bowman Good
Anna Nancy Bowman Good
Solomon Bowman Good
Elizabeth Bowman Good
Joseph Bowman Good
William Bowman Good
Judith Bowman Good

Spouse and Children

20 March 1821
Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States


    Joel Bowman Good


    Peter Bowman Good


    Benjamin Bowman Good


    Jacob Bowman Good


    Anna Nancy Bowman Good


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 4

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 13

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, Middle English bow(e)man, bouman (from Old English boga ‘bow’ + mann ‘man’). This word was distinguished from Bowyer , which denoted a maker or seller of the articles. It is possible that in some cases the surname referred originally to someone who untangled wool with a bow. This process, which originated in Italy, became quite common in England in the 13th century. The vibrating string of a bow was worked into a pile of tangled wool, where its rapid vibrations separated the fibers, while still leaving them sufficiently entwined to produce a fine, soft yarn when spun.2 Americanized form of German Baumann ( see Bauer ) or the Dutch cognate Bouman .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Mary Bowman Good, "Find A Grave Index"

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