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Ruth Knowles (Bowers)

Also Known As: "Ruth Bower"
Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Yorkshire or Dorset, England
Death: January 9, 1687 (71)
Eastham, Barnstable County, Dominion of New England, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Bowers and Barbara Bowers
Wife of Richard Knowles
Mother of Captain John Knowles; Mercy Doane; James Knowles; Deacon Samuel Knowles; Mehitable Brown and 3 others
Sister of Benanuel Bowers; Matthew Bowers; Rev. John Bowers; Patience Bradshaw and Silence Rockwood (Bowers)
Half sister of Captain Jerathmeel Bowers

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About Ruth Knowles

Ruth* BOWERS (George BOWERS1) was born ABT 1616 in Lincolnshire,England, and died 1687 in Eastham,Barnstable,MA. She was buried in Eastham ve Burying Ground.



She married Richard* KNOWLES 15 Aug 1639 in Plymouth Colony,MA. He was born 17 Sep 1614 in Lincolnshire,England, and died ABT 1670/1675 in Eastham,Barnstable,MA.

Children of Ruth* BOWERS and Richard* KNOWLES are:

  1. John KNOWLES was born 1645, and died 3 Jun 1675 in Taunton,Bristol,MA.
  2. Mercy KNOWLES was born ABT 1645.
  3. James KNOWLES was born 1648, and died BEF 10 Oct 1679.
  4. Ruth KNOWLES was born 1650, and died 1714.
  5. Samuel KNOWLES was born 17 Sep 1651 in Plymouth Colony,MA, and died 19 Jun 1737.
  6. Mehitable KNOWLES was born 20 May 1653 in Eastham,Barnstable,MA.
  7. Barbara* KNOWLES was born 28 Sep 1656 in Eastham,Barnstable,MA, and died 23 Feb 1714/1715 in Eastham,Barnstable,MA.

Ruth and Richard were married on 15 August 1639 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony.

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Ruth Knowles's Timeline

Yorkshire or Dorset, England
October 1640
Age 24
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County, Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
December 11, 1642
Age 26
Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 26
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
November 17, 1648
Age 32
Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusettes
September 17, 1651
Age 35
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
May 20, 1653
Age 37
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
September 28, 1656
Age 40
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
November 3, 1657
Age 41
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony