Mary Bowman

1775–8 August 1868 (Age 93)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary Bowman was born in 1775, in Pennsylvania, United States. She married Henry Bowser about 1795. She lived in Harrison Township, Montgomery, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 8 August 1868, in Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Montgomery, Ohio, United States.

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Henry Bowser
1772–1852
Mary Bowman
1775–1868
Marriage: about 1795

Spouse and Children

    Henry Bowser

    Male1772–1852Male

    Female1775–1868Female

MARRIAGE
about 1795
of,Bedford,Pennsylvania

World Events (8)

1776

Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 1

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 25

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • Mary Bouser in household of Henry Bouser, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Bowman Bowser, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary , Mrs Bowser in the Web: Dayton, Ohio, Obituary Index, 1850-2013

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