Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Mount Desert Island Families — Bowden

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(updated 22 November 2012)

Welcome to the Bowden genealogy. Family units are arranged alphabetically by the first name of the father (or single-parent mother). Links are provided to enable you to move up and down each lineage. To follow a line back in time (ancestors), click on the underlined portion of "(son of ...)" or "(dau. of ...)" beneath the name of the person you want to trace back. To follow a line forward in time (descendants), click on the name of the person whose offspring you want to see. A plus sign (+) following a name means that that person had one or more children, but that family group has not been added to this web page. A link to documentation and notes, when available, is given below each family.

All information, especially source material, for inclusion in this web page should be sent to museum@mdihistory.org or mailed to "Mount Desert Island Genealogy; Mount Desert Island Historical Society; P. O. Box 653; Mount Desert, ME 04660". And, of course, please report all errors.


If you wish to explore a different surname, click here for the current list of surnames.






The earliest census record for Mount Desert Island that listed Bowden as a "head of family" was the 1790 census of the town of Mount Desert, which reported a Samuel Bowden household with 1 "free white male" 16 and upwards, 1 "free white male" under 16, and 1 "free white female". (Note that these 3 did not all have to be Bowdens.) Subsequent censuses, prior to 1850, reported the following households, all in the town of Mount Desert:
1800: Samuel (8 persons)
1810: Samuel (8)
1820: Samuel (8), Twisden (4)
1830: Samuel (6)
1837: Twisden (4)
1840: Tristram (= Twisden?) (5)
Until the 1850 census, individuals members of a household were reported only by a number in a category (e.g., "3 females under 10").



   

Frank O. Bowden
   (son of [...])
   b. March 1851   Maine
   m. Caroline Susan Hopkins
            (dau. of Isaac Hopkins and Delia F. [...])
            b. March 1853   Maine
            d. 1927
                  bur. Leland Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 1918
         bur. Leland Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Addie M. Bowden   b. age 1 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Paul S. Bowden   b. June 1885   Maine
   Lewis Frank Bowden   b. 24 September 1888   Maine   -   m. Jennie L. [...]   -   d. 28 October 1847   -   bur. Leland Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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James G. Bowden
   (son of [...])
   b. age 49 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   George W. Bowden   b. age 9 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Emily F. Bowden   b. age 6 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Hannah E. Bowden   b. age 5 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Twisden Bowden
   (son of [...])
   b. age 45 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Patience [...]
            b. age 40 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   John Bowden   b. age 15 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Cynthia M. Bowden   b. age 15 y., 8 m. at death   Maine   -   d. 8 December 1852   -   bur. Union Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Flora Ann Bowden   b. age 10 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Cyrus T. Bowden   b. age 8 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Julia E. Bowden   b. age 3 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   [Emma or Amy?] R. Bowden   b. age 1 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Mary E. Bowden   b. age 2 y. as of 1860 census

documentation and notes

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