Wesley Bowman

Brief Life History of Wesley

When Wesley Bowman was born in August 1793, in Mount Bethel, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas Bowman, was 32 and his mother, Anna Maria Freas, was 34. He married Tamar Alward in 1817. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Freeport, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 13 November 1867, in Elvira, Clinton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Elvira, Clinton, Iowa, United States.

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Wesley Bowman
Tamar Alward
Marriage: 1817
Rebecca A Bowman
Henry A Bowman
Marmaduke Pearce Bowman
Anna Barbara Bowman
Mary H. Bowman
Emmaline Sacket Bowman
J Wesley Bowman
Sophia Hicks Bowman
Jesse R Bowman
Joseph C. Bowman
Elizabeth Bowman
Thomas C Bowman

Sources (6)

  • Westley Bowman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wesley Bowman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Worthey Bowman in entry for Joseph C Bowman, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.


Historical Boundaries 1800: Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, hunter or soldier armed with a bow, from 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 bows.

Americanized form of German Baumann or the Dutch cognate Bouwman .

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

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