Saturday, April 22, 2017

Surname Saturday -- BOWERS (England to colonial Massachusetts)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  

I am in the 8th great-grandmothers and I'm  up to Ancestor #1777, who is Elizabeth BOWERS (1654-1724) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through two generations of this BOWERS family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver (1943-????)

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)


6.  Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)
7.  Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977)

12.  Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946)
13.  Abbie Ardelle "Della" Smith (1862-1944)

26.  Devier James Lamphier Smith (1849-1894)
27.  Abigail A. "Abbey" Vaux (1844-1931)

54.  Samuel Vaux (1816-1880)
55.  Mary Ann Underhill (1815-1883)

110.  Amos Underhill (1772-1865)
111.  Mary "Polly" Metcalf (1780-1855)

222. Burgess Metcalf (1741-1816)
223.  Jerusha --?-- (1750-1817)

444.  Michael Metcalf (1706-1771)
445.  Melatiah Hamant (1704-1751)

888. Michael Metcalf (1680-1761)
889. Lydia White (1686-????)

1776.  Michael Metcalf, born 20 August 1650 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 09 December 1691 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 3552. John Metcalf and 3553. Mary Chickering.  He married 21 December 1676 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
1777.  Elizabeth Bowers, born 24 May 1654 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 02 September 1724 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Michael Metcalf and Elizabeth Bowers are:
*  Michael Metcalf (1680-1761), married 1705 Lydia White (1686-????).
*  Sarah Metcalf (1683-????), married 1715 Daniel Saunders (1678-????).
*  Samuel Metcalf (1685-1740), married 1710 Mehitable Thurston (1686-1769).
*  Elizabeth Metcalf (1686-????).
*  Jonathan Metcalf (1690-1758), married (1) 1719 Elizabeth Plimpton (1702-1725); (2) 1733 Hannah Smith (1703-1744); (3) 1744 Abigail Gay (1700-1777).

3554.  John Bowers, born about 1626 in England; died 21 February 1676 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He married before 1646 in probably Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
3555.  Mary --?--, born about 1627 in England; died 17 June 1694 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of John Bowers and Mary are:
*  John Bowers (1646-1676), married 1673 Sarah Clark (1651-1704).
*  Mary Bowers (1648-1707), married 1676 John Metcalf (1638-1738).
*  Elizabeth Bowers (1654-1724), married 1676 Michael Metcalf (1650-1691).
*  Sarah Bowers (1663-1727), married 1686 Joseph Metcalf (1658-1741).

Information about the Bowers family was obtained from:

*  William S. Tilden (editor), History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts, 1650-1886 (Boston, Mass. : Geo. H. Ellis, 1887).  

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