Mary 'Polly' Bowyer

Femaleabout 1774–20 August 1842

Brief Life History of Mary 'Polly'

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.

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Family Time Line

James Caldwell
Mary 'Polly' Bowyer
Marriage: 12 December 1797
Virginia Calwell
John Bowyer Calwell
Frances A Calwell
Henry B. Calwell
James Calwell
Lewis M Calwell
Edward Sullivan Calwell
William B. Calwell
Bedford Calwell

Sources (10)

  • Polly Bowyer, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Polly, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Polly Bowyer in entry for James Caldwell, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 December 1797Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    Age 6

    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 20

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

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

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