Margaret Jane Giffen
(1819-1892)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Jacob Bowman

Margaret Jane Giffen 1 2

  • Born: 20 Jan 1819, , , PA 3 4 5
  • Marriage: Jacob Bowman
  • Died: 10 Nov 1892, North Liberty, Johnson, IA at age 73 5
  • Buried: North Liberty: Ridgewood Cemetery, Johnson, IA 6

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1850 in Penn Twp., Johnson, IA. 4 The 1850 census recorded Jacob Bowman, 36, living with wife Margaret, 31; Martha J., 6; Catharine, 4; and John, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except John in Iowa.

2. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Penn Twp., Johnson, IA. 3 The 1870 census recorded Jacob Bowman, farmer, 56, living with wife Margaret, 51; Martha J., 25; John, 22; and Mary Ellen, 17. John and Mary Ellen were born in Iowa, the others in Pennsylvania. The post office was North Liberty.

3. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Penn Twp., Johnson, IA. 7 The 1880 census recorded Jacob Bowman, farmer, 65, living with wife Margaret J., 60; Martha J., single, 35; Ellen M., single, 26. Also in the home is Johnthen Beecher, servant and laborer, 21. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except Ellen was born in Iowa.

4. She appeared on the Iowa State Census census in 1885 in Penn Twp., Johnson, IA. 8 The 1885 Iowa State Census recorded Jacob Bowman, farmer, 70, living with wife Margaret J., 65; Martha, single, 41; Ellen, single, 28; and John Beecher, laborer, single, 25.


Margaret married Jacob Bowman. (Jacob Bowman was born on 6 Jan 1814 in , , PA,3 4 5 died on 20 Apr 1885 in North Liberty, Johnson, IA 5 and was buried in North Liberty: Ridgewood Cemetery, Johnson, IA 5.)


Sources


1 Records of Karyl Bonnett.

2 Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992 (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XJ25-LJX Jonathan William Beecher and Mary Ellen Bowman, 20 Feb 1907.

3 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MHWN-NBK Jacob Bowman, Iowa, United States; citing p. 4, family 28, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000545899.

4 1850 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/M4XY-DNC Jacob Bowman, Penn, Johnson, Iowa, United States; citing family 2, NARA microfilm publication M432.

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=43219829.

6 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=43219836.

7 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MH48-XL5 Jacob Bowman, Penn, Johnson, Iowa, United States; citing sheet 59A, NARA microfilm publication T9.

8 Iowa State Census, 1885. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/14N6-TFJ Jacob Bowman, Penn, Johnson, Iowa; citing p. , , Historical Society, Des Moines; FHL microfilm.



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