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Jerathmeel Bowers

Also Known As: "Jerathmel /Bowers/"
Birthplace: Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of George Bowers; George Bowers; Elizabeth Bowers (Worthington) and Elizabeth Bowers
Husband of Elizabeth Bowers
Father of Hannah Bowers; Elizabeth Shedd; Jonathan Bowers; Mary Bowers; Samuel Bowers and 4 others
Brother of George Farmer Bower and Henry (twin) Bower
Half brother of Ruth Knowles (Bowers); Matthew Bowers; Benanuel Bowers; Rev. John Bowers; Patience Bradshaw and 1 other

Occupation: Capt. Of Militia
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About Jerathmeel 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.
  • Pg. 147
  • 'Jerathmeel, son of George, sold the homestead 2 Jan., 1683-4. He then resided in Chelmsford, of which he was a prominent inhabitant, and Representative in the General Court. His wife was Elizabeth.
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Jerathmeel Bowers's Timeline

May 2, 1650
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 18
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 21
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
April 13, 1674
Age 23
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 29
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 29
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Age 31
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
December 17, 1685
Age 35
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
April 23, 1724
Age 73
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA