Abraham Bowman

1844–Male
Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Bowman was born in 1844, in Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Benjamin Baer Bauman, was 33 and his mother, Mary Dierstien Clemens, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Baer Bauman
1811–1872
Mary Dierstien Clemens
1815–1901
Abraham C. Bowman
1830–1895
Lydia Bowman
1845–
Lydia A Bowman
1831–1866
Rachel B. Bowman
1836–1899
Mary B. Bowman
1836–
Lizzie Bowman
1838–
Amos B. Bowman
1839–1894
Susie Bowman
1841–
Leah A Bowman
1841–1910
Joel B. Bowman
1842–1856
Abraham Bowman
1844–
Oscar B. Bowman
1844–
Susan Griffith
1845–1923
Lizzie B. Bowman
1846–
Anna Lizzie Bowman
1848–
Caroline Bowman
1849–1885
Oscar Seymour Bowman
1854–1855

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 19

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

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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