NameCatharine WINE
Birthabt 17421755
Deathabt 1814, Rockingham County, Virginia1755 Age: 72
Death16 Oct 1782, Frederick County, Maryland696
Birthabt 17181755
Death1803, Linville Creek, Rockingham County, Virginia1753 Age: 85
Marriageabout 1785/861753
Deathabt 20 Aug 1811, Rockingham County, Virginia1754,1755
Marriage22 May 1804, Rockingham County, Virginia1755
Notes for Catharine WINE

Biographical Sketch (1997):1753 "Catherine was a daughter of George and Margaret (Horn) Wine and a sister to Michael Wine (died 1822) in whose house the Brethren of Flat Rock Church met for services, and whose house accommodated Yearly Meeting of the Brethren in 1794. The Wines had lived in a Dunker community in York County, and then moved to the Israel Creek Community of Beaver Dam Congregation in Frederick County, Maryland. George and Margaret Wine are the ancestors of most Brethern Wine families. The will of George Wine in Frederick County, Maryland names daughter "Catharine married to a Bowman'.1416

After Steele's death in 1782, Catharine, acting as executor, sold land in Frederick County in December 1787. The deed describes her as Catharine Steel, alias of Catharine Bowman. This shows that her marriage to Jacob Bowman, Sr., had occurred prior to that date. Catharine had already had nine children and was likely around the age of forty-two to forty five. Her parents had been married in Germany in 1741, and Catharine's first child is said to have been born in 1764. The date and place of Catharine's birth is not known. Although family tradition mentions that two of her brothers had been born in Germany before the family's immigration to Lancaster County in 1748, her age remains a mystery. Catharine had one child by Jacob Bowman, Sr., Frances, born ca. 1787. . . .

After Jacob Bowman's death in 1803, widow Catharine was remarried on May 22, 1804, to Christian Frye, the minister being her step-son Benjamin Bowman. The bond to settle the estate of Christian Fry was dated August 20, 1811, with Christian Coffman serving as executor and Christian Funk providing bond. Catharine Frye's death occurred in 1814, with Joseph Bowman being appointed executor and Adam Shoultz / Shultz providing bond.

After the death of her (Frances') father, Jacob Bowman, Sr., the court appointed John Markle who had married Frances' half sister Solome Steele, to be her guradian. Casper Huffard, who had married Frances' half sister Catherine Steele, provided bond. Both of these families were living nearby in Rockingham County at the time. The Guardian Bond for this court action states that Jacob was the father of Frances. Frances Bowman did not wait to come of age before she married. Her marriage was recorded as occurring on September 20, 1804, to George Bright with Peter Bright being assigned as guardain. After some time, the Brights, Markels, and Huffards moved to Fairfield County, Ohio."

1787 Land Sale:1416 In 1787, five years after Christopher Steel’s death, his Spring Plains estate is sold by "Catharine Bowman, alias Steel executrix and John Grabell and Charles Dorsey, executors of the above said Christopher Steel, all of Frederick County."
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