My 10th great-grandfather is Reverend John Bowers, Pilgrim, Puritan or Quaker, I can’t tell yet.
Born 1629 in Dorset, England
Immigrated with parents to Plymouth before 1636.
Derby, New Haven County, Dominion of New England (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
He was sent to Derby, CT and the small community of about 12 families built a Meeting-house in 1681, which was very plain (an account by a 79 yr old man in the describes from his childhood).
In 1721, they’d grown as a community and built their second church, which continues to be a working church, now a member of the UCC (United Church of Christ). http://uccderbyct.org/
His father, my 11th great-grandfather, George Bowers, was a constable (a cop!) in Plymouth.
His brother’s granddaughter, Bathsheba Bowers, was the only female author in 1709. http://ift.tt/2yygO9T
She “lived as a recluse. She cultivated her garden and adopted the principles of vegetarian Thomas Tryon. She professed Quakerism but had a deep argumentative and independent streak. According to Bolton, Bowers was “so Wild in her Notions it was hard to find out what religion she really was of”.
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October 19, 2017 at 12:08AM
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