Rebecca Bowers (Gregson)

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Rebecca Bowers (Gregson)

Birthplace: Duffield, Derbyshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Gregson; Thomas Gregson; Jane England and Janet England
Wife of John Bowers and Rev. John Bowers
Mother of Ruth Frisbie and James Bowers
Sister of Richard Gregson; Anna Gregson; Susannah Cruttenden; Mary Gregson; Phebe Whiting and 2 others

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About Rebecca Bowers (Gregson)

  • An Excerpt from Edward Frisbie of Branford and his Descendants, by Nora G. Frisbie (Vol.1 2006 Reprint)
  • John Bowers replaced Abraham Pierson as minister in 1667, his salary being forty pounds a year and "a days work of every planter in town... as he shall need to employ them."
  • Bowers was the son of George Bowers of Cambridge in Bay Colony: he graduated from Harvard in 1649, taught school in Plymouth until early 1653, and then went as school master to New Haven. The story of the New Haven school and ist vicissitudes is a fascinating one, but it does not enter directly into the history of Edward Frisbie. Suffice it to say that sometime within the next few years Bowers married Rebecca Gregson, daughter of Thomas Gregson, one of the leading men of New Haven Colony, and in December 1657 they had a daughter Ruth Bowers, who would later become the wife of Edward's son John Frisbie.
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  • The Ships of Our Immigrant Ancestors and Dick's Brief History by Dick and Angie Grigg
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  • George Bowers and Barbara Smythe emigrated with their son John from Braithwell, Yorks, England to Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Both parents died in Massachusetts.
  • John had married Rebecca Gregson in England. They lived in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut. Rebecca's parents also emigrated. They were Thomas Gregson and Jane of Duffield, Derby, England. Thomas Gregson died at sea. Jane died in New Haven, Connecticut. They were on the ship Lambertson.
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Rebecca Bowers (Gregson)'s Timeline

Duffield, Derbyshire, England, (Present UK)
Age 15
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut
Age 16
Duffield, Derbyshire, England, (Present UK)
December 20, 1657
Age 22
Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
December 20, 1657
Age 22
New Haven, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
May 19, 1720
Age 85
New Haven, New Haven County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
June 6, 1931
Age 85
October 7, 1931
Age 85
February 1, 1954
Age 85