You know how sometimes while researching you go through all types of distractions? https://youtu.be/SSUXXzN26zg Well, that's what happened while researching the family of Austin E. Bowe. We were all over the place researching, going down one lane then all of a sudden getting off track with no obvious explanation. What should have only taken … Continue reading Austin Bowe of Meriden, CT
Who in the world is Charles N.Bow? The first we read of the mysterious Charles is his marriage on November 26th, 1848 in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York to Mary A. Blodgett the daughter of Augustus & Elvira (Potter) Blodgett. Charles is living and farming with his in-laws for the 1850 census. Charles and Mary … Continue reading Charles N. Bow of Watertown, NY
Many of us have asked: Who is Alexander Bow's first wife Sarah? The answer: We don't know. Most people use Unknown as a placeholder for her surname but we've also seen NLN (No Last Name) used. Several years ago we had an online discussion with a lady who was adamant Sarah's surname was Nin (NLN … Continue reading Who is Alexander Bow’s first wife Sarah?
Where in the family tree does Harriet Moriah Bow belong? She and Ervin (also Irvin, Erwin, Ernie) Gillet (also Gillett, Gillette) applied for a marriage license on August 22, 1839 in Portage County, Ohio. They were married twenty days later by Minister Joseph Meriam. For the 1850, 1860, and 1870 census Harriet and her family … Continue reading Who is Harriet (Bow) Gillet?
Where in the Alexander Bow tree does James belong? We have few details which include his three wives, his various occupations, decent census records, and his will but not much else. From extant records we can surmise he was born circa 1812 in Massachusetts. In 1850 he is married to his second wife and is … Continue reading James Bow of Livingston Co., NY
Louisa7 (Obadiah6, Amos5, Amos4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Alexander1) Bowe was born circa 1817 in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut to Obadiah and Hester (Markham) Bowe. She is probably their fifth and final child. On Monday the 17th of May 1847 Louisa married Derwin Deming Downs of West Troy, New York in Middletown where they remained for the … Continue reading Louisa (Bowe) Downs of Middlesex Co., CT
Where does Daniel Bowe of Hastings, Oswego Co., NY fit in? Here's what little we know: From records we know he was born circa 1819 in Vermont, had two wives, one adopted daughter, and died in 1892. The 1850 census shows him married to a young woman named Janie. By 1860 he is married to … Continue reading Daniel Bowe of Oswego Co., NY
John6 (Daniel5, Peleg4, Alexander3, Samuel2, Alexander1) Bowe is the son of Capt. Daniel Bow and his wife Mary (Gaines) Bow. He was born in Pittsfield, Rutland Co., Vermont circa 1805 and is the last of the eight known children of Daniel and Mary (aka Molly, Polly). We first see John in Pittsfield's 1830 census just … Continue reading John Bowe of Cook Co., IL
We've been ruminating on the life of Sarah Bow for several years. Here's what we know: Sarah was born 20 Jun 1662 in Middletown to Alexander Bow and his first wife Sarah. In October 1674 we find her baptismal record: April 10th, 1681 finds Sarah (Bow) Demmon admitting to fornication with the man who is … Continue reading The husbands of Sarah (Bow) Deming Waterhouse
Ralph7 (William6, Isaac5, Peleg4, Alexander3, Samuel2, Alexander1) Bowe was born about 18 Apr 1825 in West Springfield, Hampden County, Pennsylvania to William Smith Bowe and his wife Harriet (Ashley) Bowe. Ralph and his older brother, Francis Ashley Bowe, were baptized on 31 Dec 1825 in West Springfield. Ralph must have received a somewhat advanced education … Continue reading Ralph Bowe of Hampden County, PA
David Bow6 is a son of Samuel5 (Peleg4, Alexander3, Samuel2, Alexander1) & Mary (Arnold) Bow. He was most likely born between 1785 and 1805 in Middletown however there is no extant record. On April 1st, 1818 in Cumberland County, NC, he married Sophia Williams Hybert. She was born in Canada to John and Mary (Williams) … Continue reading David Bow of Fayetteville, NC