Gershom Bowman

September 1747–18 September 1844 (Age 97)
Sussex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Gershom

When Gershom Bowman was born in September 1747, in Sussex, New Jersey, United States, his father, John Bowman III, was 27 and his mother, Eliza Bowman, was 24. He married Elizabeth Price about 1792, in Sussex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 18 September 1844, at the age of 97.

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Family Time Line

Gershom Bowman
Elizabeth Price
Marriage: about 1792
George Bowman
Andrew Price Bowman
Mary Ann Bowman

Spouse and Children

about 1792
Sussex, New Jersey, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Bowman III


    Eliza Bowman




    William Bowman



    George Bowman



    Abraham Bowman


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World Events (6)


Age 28

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 29

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 53

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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  • Elizabeth Price Stoll Bowman and Gershom Bowman sell landDeeds, 1785-1901; index, 1785-1930 [Sussex County, New Jersey]

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