Sarah Agnes Bowen

Female6 December 1820–6 March 1900

Brief Life History of Sarah Agnes

When Sarah Agnes Bowen was born on 6 December 1820, in Scott, Virginia, United States, her father, Jesse Bowen, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Stanley, was 23. She married Claiborn W Neeley on 15 May 1838, in Scott, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Powell District, Scott, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 6 March 1900, in Gate City, Scott, Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Neeley Cemetery, Clinch, Scott, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Claiborn W Neeley
Sarah Agnes Bowen
Marriage: 15 May 1838
William Elijah Neeley
Jane "Jennie" Neely
Letty Margaret Neeley
Lafayette M Neeley
Sarah E. Neeley
Sarah Ann Elizabeth Neeley
Serena Catherine Neely
Wilburn H. Neely
Mary Hale "Polly" Neeley
John Campbell Neeley
David Carmack Neeley

Sources (28)

  • Agness Neely in household of Claiborn Neely, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Agness Bowen, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Agnes Bowen Neeley, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 May 1838Scott, Virginia, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 1

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

    Age 4

    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 24

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ (see Owen ), with fused patronymic marker (a)p, which is normally voiced before a vowel.

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ (see Bohan ).

    Irish: used to ‘translate’ Ó Cnáimhín ‘descendant of Cnáimhín’, a personal name meaning ‘little bone’ or ‘little body’, see Nevin 1.

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

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