Martha Elizabeth Bowman

March 1834–1928 (Age 93)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha Elizabeth

When Martha Elizabeth Bowman was born in March 1834, in Virginia, United States, her father, Samuel Bowman, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Bowman, was 33. She married Zachariah Wilson Talley on 6 April 1852, in Lancaster, Keokuk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Benson, North Dakota, United States in 1915 and Knox, Benson, North Dakota, United States in 1920. She died in 1928, in York, Benson, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Benson, North Dakota, United States.

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Zachariah Wilson Talley
Martha Elizabeth Bowman
Marriage: 6 April 1852
Nancy Elizabeth Talley
Samuel Henderson Talley
John Perry Talley
Russel Robertson Talley

Spouse and Children

6 April 1852
Lancaster, Keokuk, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 10

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 27

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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)

  • M E Estes in household of O J Renfrew, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Martha E Estes in household of Joshua Estes, "North Dakota Census, 1915"
  • Martha E Boman in household of Samuel Boman, "United States Census, 1850"

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