About Samuel Bowles
BOWLES, SAMUEL, son of Joshua, and brother of John, who was the great-grandson of John and Dorothy Bowles, the first of the name at Roxbury, Mass., was b. Aug. 4, 1762; Samuel learned his trade of Pewterer, in Boston, where he m. Sarah Harris. About 1785, he removed to Providence, R. I., and about 1790, removed with his wife and two children. to Hartford, Conn., and continued his trade for a few years, and then kept a store in Burr Street, where he resided ; he died on the east side of Burr Street, March 31, 1813.
Samuel and Sarah’s children, were Samuel, b. 1786, d. young; Ralph H., b. 1787, d. at Hartford, July 2, 1828; 2d Samuel, b. 1788, d. young; John, b. June, 1789, moved to Mess.; Sarah H., b. March 27, 1792, d. at 18 years; 3d Samuel, b. 1793, also d. an infant; Josiah H., b. 1796; 4th Samuel, b. June 8, 1797, and Adelia, b. Dec. 13, 1800, where she now resides; Samuel, the 8th son, and 4th Samuel of Samuel, was a gentleman of talents, and for several years edited a political paper at Hartford, but a few years since he removed his family to Springfield, Mass., where he again became an editor of his own political newspaper successfully, and died at Springfield. in 1851, highly respected by his acquaintance.
- A Catalogue of the Names of the Early Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut: With the Time of Their Arrival in the Country and Colony, Their Standing in Society, Place of Residence, Condition in Life, where From, Business, Etc. as Far as is Found on Record (Google eBook) Royal Ralph Hinman Higginson Book Company, 1852 - Connecticut - 884 pages. Page 283
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