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?

Who is Harriet (Bow) Gillet?

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?

James Bow of Livingston Co., NY

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

Ralph Bowe of Hampden County, PA

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