Andrew Price Bowman

6 March 1798–8 September 1877 (Age 79)
Wykertown, Sussex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Andrew Price

When Andrew Price Bowman was born on 6 March 1798, in Wykertown, Sussex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Gershom Bowman, was 50 and his mother, Elizabeth Price, was 33. He married Ann Margaret Case on 5 July 1828, in Frankford Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 8 September 1877, in Coryland, Wells Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Coryland Presbyterian Cemetery, Gillett, South Creek Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Price Bowman
Ann Margaret Case
Marriage: 5 July 1828
Sarah Elizabeth Bowman
Francis Price Bowman
Mary Jane Bowman
Margaret Hiles Bowman
Edward Wesley Bowman
Walter Scott Bowman
Catherine Bowman

Spouse and Children

5 July 1828
Frankford Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States


    Sarah Elizabeth Bowman



    Mary Jane Bowman


    Margaret Hiles Bowman


    Edward Wesley Bowman


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

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.

Age 6

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

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

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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Story Highlight

Andrew Price Bowman

Birth: Mar. 6, 1798 Death: Sep. 8, 1877 In 1978 pages from the Bowman family bible were in possession of Jeanette Murray Wolfe, Sayre, Pennsylvania. Good photocopy in possession of descendant J. Kels …

Sources (3)

  • Andrew Bowman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Andrew P Bowman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • A P Bowman in entry for Edward W Bowman and Sarah E Lice, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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