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John Bowers (1629 - 1676)

Rev. John Bowers
Born in Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Medfield, Suffolk, Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jun 2013
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History of the town of Medfield, Massachusetts, 1650-1886

John Bowers came with the Braintree and Weymouth men about 1652. His house lot was near the "great bridge," the site being not far from where the house belonging to heirs of John F. Newell now stands. His house was [John Bowers 1646 England - 21 Feb 1676 burned by the Indians in 1676; and he with his only son, was slain] on the same day. His wife died in 1694. [1]

As stated above, John came about 1652 with men from Braintree and Weymouth. John Bower arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1652 from England.[2] Judging from the date of his arrival, his wife, Mary, and two children, John, and Mary, traveled with him and were thus also born in England. The lack of official records to state otherwise for their births, supports this hypothesis. There are many user-generated documents that suppose or otherwise guess that John and his family were born in Dedham or Medfield, yet John, Mary, and his son were born before Medfield was first authorized for settlement 23 Oct 1649.[3]


  1. History of the town of Medfield, Massachusetts, 1650-1886 by Tilden, William Smith, 1830-1912, ed; page 320
  2. Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012.: Plymouth, Massachusetts; Year: 1652; Page Number: 37 Ancestry Record 7486 #4694230
  3. History of the town of Medfield, Massachusetts, 1650-1886: Tilden, William Smith, 1830-1912, ed; [ page 34

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