When Mary 'Polly' Bowyer was born about 1774, in Virginia, United States, her father, Michael Bowyer, was 45 and her mother, Frances Euphenia Carpenter, was 44. She married James Caldwell on 12 December 1797, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 20 August 1842, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Calwell Family Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States.
English: occupational name for a maker or seller of bows, or an archer, from Middle English bowyere, an agent derivative of Old English boga ‘bow’. Compare Bowman .