Ann Wynn Bynum Bowman

20 November 1806–17 February 1885 (Age 78)
Germanton, Stokes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ann Wynn Bynum

When Ann Wynn Bynum Bowman was born on 20 November 1806, in Germanton, Stokes, North Carolina, United States, her father, Andrew Bowman, was 34 and her mother, Nancy Bynum, was 27. She married Robert Matthews on 1 July 1845, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Sauratown Township, Stokes, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died on 17 February 1885, at the age of 78.

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Robert Matthews
Ann Wynn Bynum Bowman
Marriage: 1 July 1845

Spouse and Children

1 July 1845
Stokes, North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Jesse Bowman


    James Bowman


    Gray Bowman



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World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 24

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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 (2)

  • Ann W B Matthews in household of Robert Matthews, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ann W. Bowman, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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