Captain Jerathmeel Bowers

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Captain Jerathmeel Bowers

Also Known As: "Jerathmel", "Jerathmell", "Jarathmeel"
Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: April 23, 1724 (73)
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Old Burying Ground Groton Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of George Bowers and Elizabeth Bowers
Husband of Elizabeth Bowers
Father of Hannah Peirce; Elizabeth Shedd; Capt. Jonathan Bowers; Mary Bowers; John Bowers and 4 others
Half brother of Ruth Knowles; Benanuel Bowers; Matthew Bowers; Rev. John Bowers; Patience Bradshaw and 1 other

Occupation: Capt. Of Militia
Managed by: Private User
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About Captain Jerathmeel Bowers

  • Jerathmell
  • Birth: May 2, 1650 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death: Apr. 23, 1724 Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Died (22/23) Apr. 1724 in 78th year of his age.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • George Bowers (1590 - 1656)
  • Elizabeth Worthington Bowtell
  • Spouse:
  • Elizabeth Bowers (1648 - 1721)*
  • Children:
    • Jonathan Bowers (1674 - 1745)*
    • Samuel Bowers (1682 - 1724)*
    • Nathaniel Bowers (1721 - 1726)*
  • Sibling:
  • John Bowers (1630 - 1687)**
  • Jerathmell Bowers (1650 - 1724)
  • *Calculated relationship
  • **Half-sibling
  • Burial: Old Burying Ground, Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 33616463
  • From:


  • BOWERS, Jerathmeel
  • b. 2 MAY 1650 Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass.
  • d. 23 APR 1724 Groton, Middlesex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: BOWERS, George
  • Mother: WORTHINGTON, Elizabeth
  • Family:
  • Spouse: WILDER, Elizabeth
  • b. 1648 Charlestown, Suffolk, Mass.
  • d. 4 MAR 1720/1 Chelmsford, Middlesex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: WILDER, Thomas
  • Mother: POPE, Hannah
  • Children:
    • BOWERS, Elizabeth
    • BOWERS, Hannah
    • BOWERS, Jonathan
    • BOWERS, Mary b. ABT 1680 Chelmsford, Middlesex, Mass.
    • BOWERS, Samuel
    • BOWERS, John
    • BOWERS, Jerathmeel
  • From:


  • 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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Captain Jerathmeel Bowers's Timeline

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