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Barbara Bowers (Smythe)

Also Known As: "Barbara Smyth"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Braithwell, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Cambridge,Middlesex,MA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Fnu Smyth and Unk Smyth
Wife of George Bowers
Mother of Ruth Knowles (Bowers); Benanuel Bowers; Matthew Bowers; Rev. John Bowers; Patience Bradshaw and 1 other

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About Barbara Bowers

  • Barbara Smyth Bowers
  • Birth: 1596 Braithwell, South Yorkshire, England
  • Death: Mar. 25, 1644 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Barbarine Smyth married George Bowers on Feb. 9, 1614 at Braithwell, Yorkshire, Eng. Their children:
    • 1. Patience Bowers b. 1610, d. 1664 in Cambridge.
    • 2. Ruth Bowers b. 1616 Eng., d. 1687 Eastham, Barnstable, MA, m. ___ Knowles
    • 3. Matthew Bowers b. 1620 Eng., d. Jan. 30, 1645 Cambridge, MA
    • 4. Benanuel Bowers bpt. 1627 England, d. Dec. 9, 1653 Cambridge
    • 5. REV. JOHN BOWERS, my ancestor, b. 1629/30, d. June 14, 1687 Derby
    • 6. Silence b. abt. 1630 Eng., d. Nov. 9, 1677 at Medfield, Norfolk, MA.
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • George Bowers (1590 - 1656)
  • Children:
    • John Bowers (1630 - 1687)*
  • Burial: Non-Cemetery Burial
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 65385770
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65385770

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  • Barbara Smyth
  • F, #74584, b. circa 1596, d. 25 March 1644
  • Barbara Smyth was born circa 1596 at of Braithwell, Yorkshire, England. She married George Bowers, son of Thomas Bowers, on 9 February 1614 at Braithwell, Yorkshire, England. Barbara Smyth died on 25 March 1644 at Cambridge, Middlesex, MA.
  • Family George Bowers b. c 1590, d. 30 Dec 1656
  • Children
    • Ruth Bowers+1 b. c 1616, d. c 1687
    • Rev. John Bowers+ b. 1630, d. 14 Jun 1687
  • Citations
  • [S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2482.htm#i74584

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  • BOWERS, George
  • b. ABT 1590 Manby, Lincolnshire, England
  • d. 30 DEC 1656 Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 9 FEB 1614/5 Braithwell, Yorkshire, England
  • Spouse: SMYTH, Barbara
  • b. ABT 1597 England
  • d. 25 MAR 1644 Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass.
  • Children:
    • BOWERS, Ruth
    • BOWERS, Matthew b. ABT 1620 England d. 1645 Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass.
    • BOWERS, Benanuel
    • BOWERS, John
    • BOWERS, Patience
    • BOWERS, Silence
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 15 APR 1649 Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass.
  • Spouse: WORTHINGTON, Elizabeth
  • Children:
    • BOWERS, Jerathmeel
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_cc.htm#94

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  • Genealogy of Dunwoody and Hood families: and collateral branches : their ... By Gilbert Cope
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=qoZKAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA146&lpg=PA146#v=onepage&q&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 £10." 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., 1655; 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. His will, dated 5 Oct., 1693, was proved May, 1698. His wife, Elizabeth, was living 26 Dec., 1693.
  • John Bowers, son of George, graduated at Harvard College, 1649, preached at Guilford, New Haven, Branford,
  • Pg.147
  • Derby and Rye, in Connecticut, and died about 1697, according to the Quarterly Register, May, 1836. Savage, in Genealogical Dictionary, says he died 14 June, 1687, and that his son, John, was minister at Rye, and died at Derby, 23 Sept., 1708.
  • Jerathmeel, son of George, sold the homestead 2 Jan., 1683-4. He then resided in Chelmsford, of which he as a prominent inhabitant, and Representative in the General Court. His wife was Elizabeth.
    • (Paige's Hist. Cambridge, Mass., 1877, p. 493.)
  • Bathsheba Bowers.—The authoress of "An Alarm Sounded to prepare the Inhabitants of the World to meet the Lord in the way of his judgment. By Bath. Bowers (1709). Sm 4 to pp, 23."
  • This very rare book .... etc.

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  • The pioneers of Massachusetts, a descriptive list, drawn from records of the colonies, towns and churches and other contemporaneous documents
  • https://archive.org/details/pioneersofmassac00pope
  • https://archive.org/stream/pioneersofmassac00pope#page/61/mode/1up
  • BOWER, BOWERS,
  • Mr. George, planter, Scituate, frm. 7 March, 1636-7; town officer. Sold land in Sci. April 2, 1640. Rem. to Cambridge. A wife Barbarie d. March 25, 1644. He m. April 15, 1649, Elizabeth Worthington. Ch. Jerathmeel b. 1649. He was before the Court 31 May, 1652, for voting when not a freeman of this Colony. Deeded land to son Benannuel in 1656.
  • He d. 1656; in his will he beq. to wife; sons Benanuel, John and Jerathmeel, and daus. Patience and Silence. The widow m. Henry Bowtell.
  • Matthew, d. 30 (11) 1644, at Cambridge.

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  • Rev. John Bower, first minister at Derby, Conn., and his descendants (1879)
  • http://archive.org/details/revjohnbowerfirs00bald
  • http://archive.org/stream/revjohnbowerfirs00bald#page/n6/mode/1up
  • The first clergyman of Derby was Rev. John Bower, who was settled there in 1672 and died in 1688. He was a graduate of Harvard College, class of 1649. He was a son of George Bower, or Bowers, found in Scituate, Mass. in 1637, in Plymouth in 1639, and who removed to Cambridge. George lived in Cambridge on the east side of North Avenue, not far from the railroad bridge. There his wife Barbara died, 25th March, 1611. He m. 2nd Elizabeth Worthington, and had Jerathmeel, b. 1650. George Bowers had some trouble with his son Benamuel, for in May, 1652, he was complained of for rending a deed with several articles between them. Yet in 1656 he conveyed twenty acres in Charleston next Cambridge line to Benamuel. He voted several years but at the same court in 1652 was fined for it, not being a sworn freeman. Both offences were complained of by Thomas Danforth, who apparently made it warm for him. He died late in 1656, his will of 8th Nov. being proved 30th Dec. of that year, and his widow married 25th June, 1657, Henry Boutell or Boutwell. He had two daughters — Patience, m. Humphrey Bradstreet, and Silence ; and by his first wife two sons, undoubtedly born in England. Benamuel of Cambridge, who suffered imprisonment, whipping and fines as a quaker, and Rev. John, graduated at Harvard College in 1649. John was a school master in Plymouth, perhaps (says Savage) the earliest in the business.
  • .... etc.

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  • History of Cambridge Massachusetts: Supplement and Index By Mary Isabella Gozzaldi
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=EcAbhpypCD0C&pg=PA61&lpg=PA61#v=onepage&q&f=false
  • Pg.61
  • Bowers, Anne (Benanuel, Geo.) b. 14 Oct. 1668, 194
  • Barbara or Barbary (Benanuel, Geo.) b. Charlestown, 4 Jan. 1655, 494; shared father's sufferings for the faith, 347
  • Bathsheba (Benanuel, Geo.) b. 4 June 1671, 494
  • Benanuel (Geo.) b. Eng., m. Elizabeth Dunster, 9 Dec. 1653, rec. deed of land in Charlestown nor Somervill 1656, will dated 5 Oct. 1693, proved 1698, w. Elizabeth living 26 Dec. 1693, 493-4; land at Shawshine, 59; heretical opionions of, admonished, convicted by court, 6 Oct. 1663, fined for absence from public worship, refuses to pay, sent to prison, 345, 346, 347, 347 n.; imprisoned and fined for aiding Elizabeth Horton, 346; suffered as a Baptist, then as a Quaker, 347; fined for absence from public ordinances, 348; Petitions to County and General Courts, 348-9; text of poetry sent to Thomas Danforth, 1677, 350; punished, denounces Mr. Danforth in meeting-house, 351-2; openly whipped and fined; four Harvard graduates witness will, 352, M. W.
  • Pg.62
  • Elizabeth (Dunster) called cousin by Pres. Dunster, 494; wife of Benanuel Bowers; Quaker, shared husband's faith and sufferings, 347, 352; carried husband's poetry to Mr. Danforth, 350
  • Elizabeth (Benanuel, Geo.) b. 8 Dec. 1656, Quaker, shares sufferings of father, 347,494
  • George, of Scituate, 1637, Plymouth 1639, m. (1) Barbara [Smyth] who d. 25 Mar. 1644; m. (2) Elizabeth Worthington, 15 Apr. 1649, lived E. side North [Massachusetts] Avenue near railroad, voted when not a sworn freeman, fined, d. 1656, conveyed land, 20 acres in Charlestown to son Benanuel, difficulty with son, complaint of, Thos. Danforth of, 493; His widow m. Henry Bowtell, 25 June 1657, 496 M. W.
  • [George (Benanuel, Geo.) b. 3 Feb. 1656 [m. Priscilla —— W. Chs.] 494]
  • Henry (Benanuel, Geo.) b. 2 June 1665, d. 16 Oct. 1690, 494
  • Jerathmeel (Geo.) b. 2 May 1650, sold homestead, 2 Jan. 1684, res. Chelmsford, Rep. that town in General Court, wife Elizabeth, [d. Groton, 4 Mar. 1721, a. 75 yrs.], 494 M. W.
  • John, Rev. (Geo.) H. C. 1649, preached at Guilford, new Haven, Branford, Derby, and Rye, Conn. d. ab. 1697, (Quart. Reb. 1836) Savage says d. 14 June 1687, 494
  • John, Rev. (Rev. John, Geo.) minister at Rye, d. at Derby, Conn., 23 Sept. 1708, 494
  • John, engaged to erect Market House, 1812, 230 M. Adm., 1820
  • Jonathan (Benanuel, Geo.) b. 11 Aug. 1673, [m. Ann Sylvester pub. 11 Feb. 1696, W. Chs.], 494
  • Matthew, (George) b. in England. d. 30 Fan. 1645, 493
  • Patience (Geo.) wife of Humphrey Bradshaw bef. 1653, d. bef. 1666, 493, 498
  • Silence (Geo.) named in father's will [m. Elnathan Dunckley of Dedham, 14 Dec. 1656, d. 17 Feb. 1669] 493
  • Bowes, .... etc.

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  • New England Marriages Prior to 1700 By Clarence Almon Torrey
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=mOgK8dM9qqUC&pg=PA87&lpg=PA87#v=onepage&q&f=false
  • Pg.87
  • BOWERS, Benanuel (-1658) & Elizabeth DUNSTER (1632, 1637-); 9 Dec. 1653, 1654; Cambridge
  • BOWERS, George (-1656) & 1/wf Barbara SMITH (-1644); Braithwell, Eng, 9 Feb. 1614/15; Scituate/Plymouth/Cambridge
  • BOWERS, George (-1656) & 2/wf Elizabeth WORTHINGTON, m/2 Henry BOUTWELL 1657; 15 Apr 1649; Cambridge
  • BOWERS, George (1654-1689) & Priscilla KITCHEN [HUNN] (1647-), m/3 John CURTIS 1689, m/4 John GILBERT; b. 1686; Charlestown/Kent Co., RI/Groton
  • BOWERS, Jerathmeel (1650-1721) & Elizabeth ___ ; b. 1674; Billerica/Chelmsford/Groton
  • BOWERS, John & Mary ___ ; ca 1650, b. 1654; Medfield
  • BOWERS, Rev. John (-1687) & ?1/wf Rebecca [GRIGSON]; b. 1657; New Haven/Derby, CT
  • BOWERS, John & Sarah [DOWD], dau Henry; ? ; ?Guildord, CT
  • BOWERS, Rev. John (-1687) & ?2/wf Bridget [THOMPSON] (1636-1720), ?m/2 William HOADLEY; ca 1660/2?, b 1667; New Haven/Guildord, CT/Derby, CT
  • BOWERS, John & Judith (FESKE) (PALMER) FERRES, w William, w Jeffery; aft 31 May 1666, bef 9 Mar 1666/7; ?Greenwich, CT
  • BOWERS, John (-1676) & Sarah CLARKE (1651-), m/2 Samuel SMITH 1677; 7 Jan 1673/4; Medfield
  • BOWERS, John & Susanna ___ ; b. 1676, had Robert; Boston
  • BOWERS, John (-1695?, 1690) & Hannah (CLOSE) KNAPP (ca 1632-1696, 1694?), w. Joshua; aft 27 Oct 1684; Stamford, CT/Greenwich, CT
  • BOWERS, Jonas (-1671) & 2/wf Hannah [HILDRETH], w Thomas; aft 1657; Southampton, LI
  • BOWERS, Jonah & Ruth HOWELL; 12 Apr 1686; Southampton, LI
  • BOWERS, Jonathan (1673-) & Anne/Anna? SILVESTER; m int 11 FEb 1695/6; Boston/Charleston/Taunton
  • BOWERS, Jonathan & Hannah BARETT/BARRETT (1686-1763); 17 May 1699; Chelmsford
  • BOWER, Nathaniel (-1712) & Deborah ___ (-1712, Derby, CT); ca 1696/1700?; Rye, NY/Greenwich, CT/Derby, CT/Newark, NJ
  • BOWERS, Samuel (1665-1744) & 1/wf Ruth WOOSTER (1668-); [1687]; Derby, CT
  • BOWER, Samuel & 2/wf Lydia FRENCH (1670-); 4 Nov 1691; Derby, CT
  • BOWES, .... etc.

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Appears on charts:

    Pedigree for Harold Dean Krafft
    Barbara Smith was born say 1595 at perhaps, Braithwell, Yorkshire, England.2 She married George Bowers on 9 February 1614/15 at Braithwell, Yorkshire, England.3,2 Barbara Smith died on 25 March 1644 at Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.1,2
    Children of Barbara Smith and George Bowers:
   Matthew Bowers   b. 1620, d. 30 Jan 1645
   Benanuel Bowers   b. c 1627
   Rev. John Bowers+   b. c 1629, d. 14 Jun 1687 

Citations

  1. [S76] Unknown subject unknown repository, 3585.
  2. [S295] Charles Thornton Libby, "Knowles Family", Vol 79, pp. 288-289, footnote, Vol. 80 , pp. 278.
  3. [S292] Donald Lines Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, p. 236, Bowers, gives no place or date. 

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Barbara Bowers's Timeline

1596
1596
Braithwell, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
1616
1616
Age 20
Yorkshire or Dorset, England, (Present UK)
1617
1617
Age 21
Dorset, England, United Kingdom
1620
1620
Age 24
Dorset, England
1629
1629
Age 33
Dorset, England, (Present UK)
1631
1631
Age 35
Cambridge, Middlesex, MA
1636
October 10, 1636
Age 40
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1644
March 25, 1644
Age 48
Cambridge, Massachusetts
1936
May 16, 1936
Age 48