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Nathaniel Bowman

Male Bef 1605 - 1682  (> 77 years)


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  • Name Nathaniel Bowman 
    Born Bef 1605  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 26 Jan 1682  Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 26 Jan 1682  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I25915  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of BAM
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2019 

    Family Anna,   d. Bef 21 Oct 1679 
    Married Bef 1630  [1
    Children 
    +1. Francis Bowman,   b. Abt 1630,   d. 16 Dec 1687, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F15516  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Emigrated in 1630. First at Watertown, then at Cambridge in 1651. A yeoman, he signed his deeds by mark, but his wife Anna was evidently able to sign her name.

      "Nathaniel Bowman was frequently referred to as 'Mr.,' and in 1636 was Watertown deputy to the General Court. On this basis one would expect Bowman to have taken a prominent part in town and even colony affairs, but this was not the case. [...] There is also no evidence that Bowman ever joined the church in Watertown or Cambridge; this is partly indicated by the fact that he applied for freemanship in 1630, but never became a freeman, which after May 1631 required church membership." [Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    2. [S1612] History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, With a Genealogical Register, Volume 2, by Lucius R. Paige. Boston: H. O. Houghton, 1877.