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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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BOW BIOGRAPHIES

County, Virginia. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: in-
come at death included ground rents totaling
$3,512.00 per annum on land leased from ca. 1790
to 1807.

BOWMAN, SAMUEL (?-1768). BORN: of age by
1743/44. IMMIGRATED: by 1743/44 from White-
haven, Cumberland County, England. RESIDED: in
Talbot County; Kingstown, Talbot County, 1765.
FAMILY BACKGROUND. SISTER: Jane, of Cumber-
land County, England. MARRIED on November
30, 1751, Ann (?-ca. 1774), daughter of James
Dickinson (?-1738) and wife Hannah Coale. Her
brother was William Dickinson, who married
Mary Anne (ca. 1715-1775), daughter of Thomas
Bozman (ca. 1693-1752). Her sisters were
Elizabeth (?-by 1756), who married first, Anthony
Richardson, and second, Rev. Philip Walker (?-
1776), a merchant; Mary (?-by 1765), who mar-
ried in 1738 Pollard Edmondson (ca. 1718-1794).
Her nephew was Philip Walker (?-1791). Her
nieces were Elizabeth Walker (?-1783), who mar-
ried Henry Dickinson (?-1789); Ann Walker Mein
Hindman (?-by 1787), who married third, Henry
Dickinson (?-1789); and (first name unknown)
Edmondson, who married Christopher Birckhead
(by 1740-1788). CHILDREN. SONS: Samuel (1758-
?), who married in 1791 Sarah Tyler, a Quaker;
James (1759-?); and Joseph (1760-?). DAUGHTERS:
Elizabeth (1752-1753); Mary (1754-1754); Ann
(1756-?), a twin; Hannah (1756-1756), a twin; and
Jane (1762-?). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: lit-
erate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St. Pe-
ter's Parish, Talbot County. SOCIAL STATUS AND
ACTIVITIES Gent., 1744. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
in his will he requested that his two eldest sons be
sent to Whitehaven, England, or somewhere in
that vicinity after his death for their "improve-
ment." OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE Lower House,

Talbot County, 1758-1761. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 636 acres in

Talbot and Queen Anne's counties (286 acres ac-
quired through his marriage; 350 acres by pur-
chase). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BE-
TWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: purchased

83 acres in Talbot County, 1767. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: between August 27 and September
16, 1768, in Talbot County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, £3,741.12.2 current money (including 14
slaves. 1 servant, 71 oz. plate, 32 oz. old silver,
books, and store goods); FB, £1,483.6.2. LAND:
719 acres in Talbot and Queen Anne's counties.

BOYD, JOHN (1737-1790). BORN: in 1737, pos-
sibly in Pennsylvania. IMMIGRATED: ca. 1761,
probably from Pennsylvania. RESIDED: in
Baltimore Town. FAMILY BACKGROUND. SISTERS:
Martha Stewart; Jane Culberson; Mary Stelle;
Ann Lloyd; and Elizabeth Smith. MARRIED on
May 8, 1777, Ann (ca. 1747-1833), widow of John
Little (?-1774), an innholder of Baltimore Town.
Her sister was Mary Priery. CHILDREN. STEP-
DAUGHTER: Mary Little. PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION: College of New Jersey (later Princeton
University), A.B. 1757; A.M. 1760. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION. Presbyterian, member of the First
Presbyterian Church, Baltimore Town, by 1766.
SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: founding mem-
ber of the Medical Society of Baltimore, 1789. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: physician, established a
drugstore in Baltimore Town by 1764. Later took
as a business partner Dr. Miles Littlejohn (1758-
1815). PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Conventions, Baltimore County, 2nd-3rd, 1774.
LOCAL OFFICE: Committee of Correspondence,
Baltimore Town, elected 1774. STANDS ON PUB-
LIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: provided in his will for the
manumission of his slaves. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN
FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: acquired 153 acres
in Baltimore County, plus 5 lots in Baltimore
Town, 1780-1789, and at the same time took out
leases on 2 additional lots in Baltimore Town.
Leased out 53 acres in Baltimore County and at
least 5 lots in Baltimore Town, and sold his leases
on the 2 additional lots in Baltimore Town.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on February 4, 1790, in
Baltimore Town. PERSONAL PROPERTY: directed
in his will that no inventory or accounts be made
because he owed no debts. An inventory made in
April 1801 totaled £5,133.0.11 current money.
LAND: 153 acres in Baltimore County, plus 5 lots
in Baltimore Town; 53 acres of the land in
Baltimore County and the 5 lots in Baltimore
Town were leased out.

BOZMAN (BOSMAN), JOHN (1650-1716).
BORN: in 1650 in Virginia; probably oldest son.
IMMIGRATED: by 1663 as a minor with his father
from Virginia. RESIDED: in Manokin Hundred,
Somerset County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
William Bozman (?-1664/65), who was in Virginia
by 1649. MOTHER: Bridget (?-1660). STEPMOTHER:
Eleanor, widow of Alexander Maddox, of North-
ampton County, Virginia. BROTHERS: William
(1655-?); George (1659-1701). STEPBROTHER.-
Lazarus Maddox (ca. 1656-1716/17). SISTERS:
Bridget (1653-after 1709), who married George
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