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

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

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