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Benanuel Bowers (Bower)

Also Known As: "Benanvel /Bowers/"
Birthplace: Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of George Bowers and Barbara Bowers
Husband of Elizabeth Dunster
Father of Elizabeth Howe; George Bowers; Barbara Bowers; Henry Bowers; Anna Bowers and 3 others
Brother of Ruth Knowles (Bowers); Matthew Bowers; Rev. John Bowers; Patience Bradshaw and Silence Rockwood (Bowers)
Half brother of Jerathmeel Bowers; George Farmer Bower and Henry (twin) Bower

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About Benanuel Bowers

  • Genealogy of Dunwoody and Hood families: and collateral branches : their ... By Gilbert Cope
  • Pg.146
  • George Bowers was of Scituate, Mass., in 1637, of Plymouth in 1639, and soon afterwards in Cambridge. His wife Barbarie, died 25th March, 1644, and he married Elizabeth Worthington, 15th April, 1649. Their son, Jerathmeel, was born 2d May, 1650. George, the father died 1656, and his wife, Elizabeth, married Henry Bowtell, 25 June, 1657. In his will are named wife and children, 'Benanuel (who had already received his portion)', John, Patience, wife of Humphrey Bradstreet, Silence, and Jerathmeel: the wife and Jerathmeel to inherit the homestead. Matthew Bowers, who died 30 Jan., 1644-5, was probably a son of George. Mr. Bowers resided on the easterly side of North Avenue, not far from the railroad bridge. 'In 1656 he conveyed to his son, Benanuel, 20 acres in Charlestown, adjoining Cambridge line. Previously, however, an unhappy difficulty occurred between the father and son; for Thomas Danforth complained to the General Court, May, 1652, against George Bowers, "for rending a deed committed to his trust, with several articles between the said George Bowers and Benanuel Bowers, his son;" for which offence a fine was imposed'. At the same Court, "George Bowers, of Cambridge, being complained on for putting in a vote on the election day for the Governor, acknowledged that fact, not only this year but every year since he came into these parts, (and) pleaded ignorance. It is ordered that the said George Bowers, for his offence therein, shall pay the sum of L10." he was not a sworn freeman, and therefore not a legal voter.
  • 'Benanuel Bowers, son of George, married 9, Dec., 1653, Elizabeth Dunster (called "cousin," by President Dunster in his will), and had a son, George, born 3 Feb., 1653-4. In 1656 he received a deed of land in Charlestown, now Somerville, adjoining Cambridge, where he had Barbary, born 4 Jan., 1566; Elizabeth, born 8 Dec., 1656; Mary, born 16 Sept., 1660; Henry, born 2 June, 1665, and died 16 Oct., 1680; Anna, born 14 Oct., 1668; Bathsheba, born 4 June, 1671; Jonathan, born 11 Aug., 1673; Mary, born 20 May, 1679, and died Dec., 1669. (This last date no doubt the death of the first Mary.) His passage through life was stormy. Will will dated 5 Oct., 1693, was proved 28 May, 1698. His wife, Elizabeth, was living 26 Dec., 1693.
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Benanuel Bowers's Timeline

Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
May 2, 1647
Age 20
New Haven Colony
February 3, 1652
Age 25
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
December 9, 1653
Age 26
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
January 4, 1655
Age 28
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
January 20, 1664
Age 37
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
October 14, 1668
Age 41
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
June 4, 1671
Age 44
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
August 11, 1673
Age 46
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
May 20, 1679
Age 52
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA