Polly Bowman

15 June 1836–about 1846 (Age 9)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Polly

When Polly Bowman was born on 15 June 1836, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Jonas Bowman, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Little, was 26. She died about 1846, in Alexander, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 10, and was buried in Friendship Church, Alexander, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonas Bowman
Elizabeth Little
Hosea Bowman
Susan Bowman
Polly Bowman
Hinchea Bowman
Eva Lavina Bowman
J L Bowman
Alonzo Bowman
Martha Elizabeth Bowman
Daniel Leander Bowman
Jonas Socrates Bowman
Lewis Cephas Bowman

Parents and Siblings

    Jonas Bowman





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World Events (1)


Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Polly Bowman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Historical Sketches of Alexander County, N.C., 1905, Jonas Bowman (1809-1886) and Family

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