John Bowell

Brief Life History of John

When John Bowell was born on 8 March 1785, in Fayette City, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Bazil Bowell, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Bowen, was 36. He married Elizabeth "Betsy" Carr on 6 March 1808, in Clark, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 29 April 1866, in La Porte, Center Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Pine Lake Cemetery, Center Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States.

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John Bowell
Elizabeth "Betsy" Carr
Marriage: 6 March 1808
Malinda Bowell
Amy J Bowell
Bowen Carr or Combs Bowell
Absalom Carr Bowell
Orrilda Bowell
Cinderella Bowell
Antipas Jackson Bowell
Cecila Bowell

Sources (3)

  • John Bowell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Bowell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Bowell in household of B C Bowell, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Bouelles in Seine-Maritime, France, so named with Old Norman French boelle ‘enclosure, dwelling’.

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

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