The BOWATER surname is in my maternal line. The origins of the surname are English, and the family was members of the Society of Friends (Quaker).
Stories and history :
Ahnentafel # 1857 : Sarah Bowater (1689-bef1787). Sarah was born 6mo 17d 1689 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. She married John Beals (1685-ca1745) on September 14, 1711 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. John was born November 28, 1685 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. John died circa 1745. They raised 7 children. Sarah died 10m 26d 1777 in Pennsylvania.
Ahnentafel # 3714 : Thomas Bowater (1655-aft1750). Thomas was born February 10, 1655 in Bromsgrove, Worchester, England. He married Sarah Edge (1657-1692) on 8mo 4d 1688 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Sarah was born in 1657. She died 2mo 2d 1692 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. They had at least 2 children.
Ahntentafel # 7248 : John Bowater (bef1630-1704). John was baptised April 25, 1630 in Bromsgrove, Worcehster,England. He married circa 1649 to Ann _____ (c1628-1679). Ann was born circa 1628 and died April 25, 1679 in Warwick England. They were the parents of 2 children. John married 9mo 12da 1685 Mary Maunder (unk-1704) at London & Middlesex Quarterly Meeting, England. Mary died 12mo 10d 1704 at London & Middlesex Quarterly Meeting, England. They were the parents of 2 children. John died 11mo 16d 1704 at London & Middlesex Quarterly Meeting.
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