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CuBO (#48175633)
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PATERNAL (ME, MA, VA, NC, GA, AL, FL, TX, TN): Baudouin/Bowdoin/Bowden, Allen, Stringfellow, Ray, Smith, Jackson, Williamson, Maddox, Mills, Kendrick, Travis, Macon, Folsom, Stockley, Ladd, Wyatt

MATERNAL (OH, IN): Feigel, Justus, Barcus, Buckles, Covault, Chilcote, Van Meter.


I am a Bowden from the Bowdoin line. Pierre Baudouin anglicized his name to Peter Bowdoin after arriving in the Colonies in the 1680s (Bowdoin College is named after his grandson, James Bowdoin, 2nd governor of Mass. It is his tomb in my profile picture, located in the Granary Burial ground of Boston).

Throughout the generations there have been many phonetic misspellings of Bowdoin (e.g., Bowden, Bodin, Bodwin, Baudin, Boudin etc.).

Census takers and schoolteachers of Bowdoins in the south, particularly illiterate farmers, took it upon themselves to "correct" the spelling of Bowdoin to Bowden. Many of my ancestors were born Bowdoins, appear that way in a few censuses, then take on Bowden, especially around the 1930 Census. Many Bowdens were legally Bowdoins all the way through life but ended up with Bowden on their graves (like my grandfather and his siblings). And eventually, Bowdoins who died Bowdens had children who were born Bowdens (like my father, uncles and aunts).

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Lisa Driggers
RE: Library of Congress photos
Thank you for the information. This is one of my relatives.
Added by Lisa Driggers on Nov 07, 2014 8:29 AM
RE: Octavia Bowdoin #96741859 [wife of W H H Donaldson #79139988]
I can't believe I never finished the memorial. At least not when I made that one. Today, I am subject to make many error's. In other words, I don't complete one task before I start another. It is the Old Timers setting in again.. Need that B12 shot already.

Added by Winnette on Sep 15, 2014 10:10 PM
RE: Octavia Bowdoin #96741859 [wife of W H H Donaldson #79139988]
My head is not on straight. I had not even added her married name. I am so sorry, yes, he is her husband.


Added by Winnette on Sep 15, 2014 8:29 PM
RE: Octavia Bowdoin #96741859 [wife of W H H Donaldson #79139988]
Actually, there is a place in the edit section for other information or edits. This should have been placed there.
Added by Winnette on Sep 15, 2014 8:14 PM
RE: Alberta Marie Singer
Added by dinkybell on Sep 11, 2014 12:29 PM
Alberta Marie Singer
Thank you for your effort in trying to find the grave of Alberta Marie Singer at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

I may have some information that will be helpful. My grandfather, Frank Otto Singer Jr is buried in section 1 lot 406, Alberta Singer's grave is next to his and my mother Catherine Louise Bell is next to theirs.

Hope this helps.

Dione Bell Hayes
Added by dinkybell on Sep 09, 2014 11:57 AM
Sheri West
Archie Booher
Thank you for trying to locate his tombstone :)
Added by Sheri West on Sep 03, 2014 7:11 PM
Thank you
I really appreciate your photographing the grave of my grandmother, Elizabeth Ferguson, in the Hollywood Forever cemetery. Thank you very much. Robert Hutcheon, Montreal, Canada
Added by Kyprianos on Aug 30, 2014 5:43 PM
Photo request for Sally Bowdoin Cocke
Are you the same person as CuBoCaSh on There is a photo of the grave attached to that family tree. Just wondering why the photo request on FindAGrave....
Added by CentralVAhelper on Jan 19, 2014 4:23 PM
RE: Thank You for Percy Justus photo!
Your very welcome, glad I could help.

Added by Hoby on Sep 29, 2013 7:22 PM
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