BMDs for November 11 – 17

Sunday the 11th 1758: Mary daughter of Peleg & Mary (Woodard/Woodward) Bowe in Middletown, CT 1807: Obadiah son of Amos & Rebeckah (Etheridge) Bowe in Wells, VT 1865: Agnes daughter of Wallace & Emeline (Gates) Farnsworth in East Smithfield, PA Monday the 12th 1758: Seth son of Alexander & Prudence (Roberts) Bowe in Middletown, CT … Continue reading BMDs for November 11 – 17

BMDs for November 4 – 10

Sunday the 4th 1821: Daniel son of Daniel & Lucy (Holbrook) Bowe in Pittsfield, Vermont. Monday the 5th 1665: Mary daughter of Edward & Mary (Sanford) Turner in Middletown, Connecticut. Future wife of Samuel Bow. 1809: Susan daughter of Seth & Asenath (Corbin) Clark in New York.  Future wife of Horace Bowe. 1874: Charles son … Continue reading BMDs for November 4 – 10

Austin Bowe of Meriden, CT

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

BMDs for October 28th – November 3rd

Sunday the 28th 1859: Fisher son of Dawson & Catherine (Ferrall) Quaintance in Newton, Iowa.  Future husband of Ida Fuller. 1911: Ethel daughter of Elbert & Hattie (Curtis) Bowe in Huron, South Dakota Monday the 29th 1720: William son of William & Mary (Harris) Ward in Middletown, Connecticut.  Future husband of  Martha Bowe. 1832: Lois … Continue reading BMDs for October 28th – November 3rd

BMDs for October 21st – 27th

Sunday the 21st 1722: John son of John & Mary (Bow) Johnson in Middletown, Connecticut 1814: Seneca son of Edward & Peninah (Baker) Bowe in Otsego County, New York 1841: Virginia daughter of Bejamin & Lydia (Pride) Green in Mixville, New York 1859: Carrie daughter of John & Adelia (Bowe) Vivian in St. Lawrence County, New … Continue reading BMDs for October 21st – 27th

BMDs for Oct 7 – 13

Sunday the 7th 1841: Samuel son of Leverett & Sarah (Field) Bristol in Guilford, Connecticut 1892: Ramona daughter of Frederick & Della Bowe in California Monday the 8th 1863: Ernest son of Lewis & Catherine (Bow) Rosenburgh in York, New York 1930: James son of Amos & Mildra (Lewis) Baldwin in Poplar, Montana Tuesday the … Continue reading BMDs for Oct 7 – 13

Who is Alexander Bow’s first wife Sarah?

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?

BMDs for Sep 30 – Oct 6

Sunday the 30th None Monday the 1st 1695: Sarah daughter of Samuel & Mary (Turner) Bow in Middletown, Connecticut 1743: Amos son of Samuel & Mary (Ward) Stow in Middletown, Connecticut 1758: Lydia daughter of Darius & Lydia (Bowe) Weston in Middletown, Connecticut Tuesday the 2nd 1841: Dimmis daughter of William & Julia (Stacy) Pierce … Continue reading BMDs for Sep 30 – Oct 6

Descendants of Alexander & Rebeckah Bow

This is not a long list for two reasons: females are more difficult to trace and this is not our direct line. We've used privacy filtering and only included the first nine generations; no information on living persons is included.  The asterisk(s) after a name indicates he/she was married more than once. We've also published … Continue reading Descendants of Alexander & Rebeckah Bow

Middletown First Settlers meeting October 11-13, 2018

The Society of Middletown First Settlers Descendants is holding their triennial meeting Thursday, October 11th through Saturday the 13th at the Marriott Residence Inn in Rocky Hill, CT (about 8 miles north of Middletown). The agenda is packed with tours, exhibits, research opportunities, as well as meeting other First Settlers descendants. If you're interested in … Continue reading Middletown First Settlers meeting October 11-13, 2018

Descendants of Alexander & Sarah Bow

It dawned on us that we hadn't listed all of the known descendants of Alexander so here it is.  This is a very long list. We've used privacy filtering and only included the first nine generations; no information on living persons is included.  The asterisk(s) after a name indicates he/she was married more than once. … Continue reading Descendants of Alexander & Sarah Bow

Monday Musing: James Bow of Livingston Co., NY

Where in the Alexander Bow tree does James belong?  We have 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 … Continue reading Monday Musing: James Bow of Livingston Co., NY

BMDs for 16-22 September

Sunday the 16th 1819: Micajah son of Eliphaz and Ruth (Bowe) Pride 1878: Charles son of Charles and Esther (Bowe) Taft Monday the 17th 1744: William son of William and Martha (Bowe) Ward 1783: Anson son of Thomas and Hannah (Bowe) Alvord Tuesday the 18th 1764: Mary daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (Butler) Gilbert Wednesday … Continue reading BMDs for 16-22 September

Friday Family: Louisa (Bowe) Downs of Middlesex Co., CT

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 Friday Family: Louisa (Bowe) Downs of Middlesex Co., CT

Monday Musing: The husbands of Sarah Bow

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 Monday Musing: The husbands of Sarah Bow

BMDs for Sep 2 – 8

Sunday the 2nd 1909: Mildra Josephine Lewis in LaValle, Sauk Co., WI to Lyman & Flora (Bowe) Lewis. Monday the 3rd 1740: Mary Butler in Middletown, CT to Joseph & Patience (Horton) Butler.  Mary is the wife of Stephen Bow who is the son of Alexander & Lydia (King) Bow. 1862: Lillian Noble in Delaware … Continue reading BMDs for Sep 2 – 8

BMDs for Aug 26 – Sep 1

Sunday the 26th 1826: Julia (Bowe) Holmes Edson to Asa & Sabra (Strickland) Bowe in CT. 1855: Charles Bowe to Ozais & Frances (Burford) Bowe in Kanawha County, WV. 1903: Marion (Bow) Hammond to Orrin Wright & Nellie (Garner) Bow in WI. Monday the 27th 1788: Lucy (Holbrook) Bowe wife of Daniel Bowe.  Daniel is … Continue reading BMDs for Aug 26 – Sep 1

Friday Family: David Bow of Fayetteville, NC

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 Friday Family: David Bow of Fayetteville, NC

Today’s BMD (Birth, Marriage, & Death)

1682: Daniel Deming in Middletown, CT to Johnathan & Sarah (Bow) Deming. See Daniel's baptismal record here courtesy of Godfrey Memorial Library. He is a grandson of Alexander & Sarah (Unknown) Bow. 1764: Allen Gilbert in Middletown, CT to Allen & Rebeckah (Butler) Gilbert and is a 2nd great grandson of Alexander & Rebeckah (Hughes) … Continue reading Today’s BMD (Birth, Marriage, & Death)