Sarah "Sally" Bowman

about 1791–
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Sarah "Sally"

When Sarah "Sally" Bowman was born about 1791, in Kentucky, United States, her father, John Bowman, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Smith, was 23. She married William H. Case on 12 May 1820, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters.

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William H. Case
Sarah "Sally" Bowman
Marriage: 12 May 1820
Malinda Case
Elizabeth Case
James Case
William Case
Separate Case
John Case

Spouse and Children

12 May 1820
Mercer, Kentucky, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Bowman





    John Bowman Jr.


    William Bowman


    Edward Bowman


    Elisha Bowman


    Cornelius B Bowman


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 1

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 34

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • Sally Bowman, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Sally Bowman, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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