Elizabeth Bowen

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Bowen was born on 9 March 1795, in Claverley, Shropshire, England, her father, Thomas Bowen, was 32 and her mother, Mary Bird, was 28. She married William Rowley on 29 December 1821, in Middleton Scriven, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Alveley, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 2 December 1877, in Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Rowley
Elizabeth Bowen
Marriage: 29 December 1821
Elizabeth Rowley
Caroline Rowley
Jane Rowley
John Rowley
George Rowley
William Rowley

Sources (32)

  • Elizabeth Rowley in household of William Rowley, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elizabeth Bowen, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth Bowen, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ (see Owen ), with fused patronymic marker (a)p, which is normally voiced before a vowel.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ (see Bohan ).

Irish: used to ‘translate’ Ó Cnáimhín ‘descendant of Cnáimhín’, a personal name meaning ‘little bone’ or ‘little body’, see Nevin 1.

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

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