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Matthew Bowers

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Birthplace: Dorset, England
Death: Died in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of George Bowers and Barbara Smyth
Brother of Ruth Knowles (Bowers); Benanuel Bowers; Rev. John Bowers; Patience Bowers; Silence Bowers and 4 others
Half brother of Silence Rockwood (Bowers); Jerathmael Bowers; George Farmer Bower; Henry (twin) Bower and Jerathmeel Bowers

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About Matthew Bowers

  • Genealogy of Dunwoody and Hood families: and collateral branches : their ... By Gilbert Cope
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=qoZKAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA146&lpg=PA146&dq=Benanuel+Bowers&source=bl&ots=Cy4awiPN3D&sig=GrfkJhQcHT18mXGLuq2BRJxO2bE&hl=en&ei=64cjTfj5Do3GsAPb6IHlAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CB8Q6AEwBDgK#v=onepage&q=Benanuel%20Bowers&f=false
  • 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.
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Matthew Bowers's Timeline

1620
1620
Dorset, England
1644
January 30, 1644
Age 24
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1936
May 16, 1936
Age 24
August 20, 1936
Age 24
1939
September 22, 1939
Age 24