Benjamin John Bowles

Brief Life History of Benjamin John

When Benjamin John Bowles was born in 1719, in New Kent, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, John Bolles, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Edgecomb, was 41. He married Mary Elizabeth Webber on 20 June 1744, in Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 15 sons and 6 daughters. He died in Hanover, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin John Bowles
1719–
Mary Elizabeth Webber
1722–1807
Marriage: 20 June 1744
Thomas Bowles
1744–1800
Jeremiah Bowles
1745–1823
Augustine Bowles
1765–1810
Jerusha Bowles
1745–1805
Benjamin Bowles
1746–1780
John Bowles
1747–1778
Susanna Bowles
1747–
Russell Bowles
1748–1781
Mary Elizabeth Bowles
1748–1815
Philip Bowles
1750–1795
Jesse Bowles
1750–
John Bowles
1750–1791
Jerusha Bowles
1751–
Mary Bowles
1752–1829
Benjamin Bowles
1752–1815
Frances Bowles
1754–1800
Zachariah Bowles
1754–1829
John Bowles
1755–
Jesse Bowles
1757–1827
Lucy Bowles
1758–
Thomas Bowles
1762–1800

Sources (6)

  • Benjamin Bowles, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • Benjamin Bowles in entry for John Bowles, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"
  • Benj Bowles in entry for John Bowles and Mary Redford, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

World Events (6)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

1776

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

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

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

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bowell , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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