Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameCapt. Jerathmeel BOWERS 43,299
Birth Date2 May 1650
Birth PlaceCambridge, Massachusetts
Death Date23 Apr 1724
Death PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
Burial PlaceGroton, Massachusetts (Old Burying Ground)
FlagsGravestone documented, King William’s War (1689-98)
FatherGeorge BOWERS (1590-)
Misc. Notes
According to Green’s Epitaphs746, Jerathmeel Bowers “had previously lived in Chelmsford, of which town he was one of the proprietors and a prominent inhabitant. At different times, he commanded a company against the Indians, and was a noted fighter of them. According to Savage, he was born May 2, 1650.” Green transcribes his gravestone in the Old Burying Ground in Groton thus: “[Death’s Head.] | Here Lyes ye Body | of Capt JERATHMELL | BOWERS Who | Decd April ye 23d | 1724 in ye 78th | Year of His Age.” Note that the age reported on the gravestone does not agree with the birthdate quoted from Savage.

His house in Chelmsford, in the section that became Lowell, appears to be an historic site:

The distinctive name Jerathmeel was passed down through several generations in this family; there is a Jerahmeel Bowers buried under a square white-marble monument in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Leominster, d. 5 Oct 1795.
Birth Dateabt 1645
Birth MemoInternet sources
Death Date4 Mar 1721
Death PlaceChelmsford, Massachusetts
Death MemoInternet soources
ChildrenElizabeth (1672-)
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