Michael Bowden, Jr. was born 1673 in Essex County, Massachusetts to Michael Bowden (1651-1740) and Sarah Nurse (1652-1699) and died 26 August 1740 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Sarah Davis (c1675-) 20 November 1697 in Brookfield, Madison County, New York. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.
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Research Notes

Michael Junior is frequently confused in many genealogical records with his father, for they both had a wife named Sarah and they both resided in Lynn, MA. Michael Senior is mistakenly listed with his sons 1740 death date. However, there is plenty of evidence to show that they are two distinct individuals.


Marriage & Family

Michael Bowden of Marblehead married Sarah Davis of Lynn (published Nov. 20, 1697); she was his wife in 1741; bought house and land near the burying place in Lynn in 1707; innholder, 1729-1741, waterman, 1722-3; will dated Sept. 26, 1741, proved Oct. 12, 1741; estate appraised at £555, 16-s.;

  1. John Bowden (1702-) - joiner in Exeter NH - m. Huldah
  2. Sarah Bowden - m. John Riddan of Marblehead - (Redding—publishment) (published in Lynn Aug. 30, 1723)
  3. Mary Bowden (1705-1755) - married John (Joseph— publishment) Richards in Lynn May 5, 1726 ; and she was his widow in 1755;
  4. Lydia - married Samuel Kelley of Southborough, Mass. (and afterwards of Marblehead), March 30, 1731;
  5. Susannah - married Moses Newhall of Lynn, gentleman, before 1755;
  6. Benjamin - lived in Lynn, 1749-1772; innholder, 1756-1757; joiner, 1761, husbandman, 1763, housewright, 1770; married Abigail Hawkins of Salem Sept. 28, 1749; child: Frances, stillborn Aug. 6, 1750, in Lynn.—Records.


Offspring of Michael Bowden, Jr. and Sarah Davis (c1675-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Bowden (1702-)
Sarah Bowden
Mary Bowden (1705-1755) 19 July 1705 Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts 1 May 1755 Southborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts Joseph Richards (1703-1748)

Lydia Bowden
Susannah Bowden
Benjamin Bowden


Offspring of Michael Bowden and Sarah Nurse (1652-1699)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Susannah Bowden (1670-1759)
Michael Bowden (1673-1740) 1673 Essex County, Massachusetts 26 August 1740 Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Sarah Davis (c1675-)

Francis Bowden (1678-1759)
Samuel Bowden (1680-1737)
Mary Bowden (1682-)
Elizabeth Bowden (1684-)



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