Jeremiah M. Bowman

14 September 1850–24 October 1931 (Age 81)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Jeremiah M.

When Jeremiah M. Bowman was born on 14 September 1850, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Absalom Bowman, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Mariah Hunt, was 26. He married Sarah Elizabeth Vaughn about 1875. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Silver Creek Township, Cowley, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Spring Creek Township, Cowley, Kansas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 24 October 1931, in Maple City, Cowley, Kansas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Maple City, Cowley, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah M. Bowman
Sarah Elizabeth Vaughn
Marriage: about 1875
James F. Bowman
Levi Bowman
Charles Edward Bowman
Matilda C. Bowman
George M. Bowman

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Elizabeth Vaughn


about 1875


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World Events (8)


Age 11

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 22

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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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Sources (3)

  • Jeremiah M Bowman in household of Levi C Bowman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jeremiah Bouman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jermiah Booman, "United States Census, 1910"

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