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DGardner (#47623012)
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RE: Mary (Collyer) Bowden Collyer

I have added a long explanation to Mary's F-a-G record explaining how I thought it through. I am lacking certainty on the central question you raise. But to think it through some more:

For my conclusion NOT to be true, there would have had to be two Mary Collyers about the same time who married a man named Bowden.

One of these, not our Samuel Bowden, the other guy, dies. His widow then married Isaac Collyer. Meanwhile, the Mary who married our Samuel Bowden disappears from the historical record, and this all happens with no vital records, except the death of Samuel recorded in 1840.

I think it more likely to believe there were two Samuel Bowden's born about the same time, and the guy who died in 1840 was not our Samuel.

Do you know that the New England Historical and Genealogical Society might be able to solve this, if it is important to you? They charge for the service, but they settled a crutial item for me once (a contemporaneous record had the wrong maiden maiden name for my forth gr-grandmother, so you can imagine how confusing that was!). Just make sure you tell them what you already know. Their report to me contained foot note references to three of my own online entries!

Hope this helps!
Added by DGB on Jul 11, 2015 7:44 PM
RE: Mary (Collyer) Bowden Collyer
I'm looking into it...
Added by DGB on Jul 03, 2015 8:57 AM
Chris Jendrick
Rockwood cemetery photos
I have photos of Agnes, Franis and Chauncey Weaver per your request....would like to email directly to you.......
Added by Chris Jendrick on Aug 26, 2014 12:31 PM
Re: photo request for Lucretia Morrison
The only marker at the Morrison gravesites is James' flat military stone. James & Lucretia died the same day according to the Town death records, but apparently no tombstone was ever installed for the two of them.
Added by Connie on May 04, 2014 4:05 PM
Katherine MacIntyre
David Weaver, Dempster Cemetery
Searched the cemetery yesterday for David. We could not find him. The neighbor of the cemetery said the local historian is going to excavate this summer and search for missing stones. Will go back then and see if I can locate David. Katherine
Added by Katherine MacIntyre on May 13, 2013 10:05 AM

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