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Bowdoin,Bawden,Bowden, ...Joshua all on 1880 census. ???????????

Bowdoin,Bawden,Bowden, ...Joshua all on 1880 census. ???????????

Anna Doone (View posts)
Posted: 1100701511000
Classification: Query
The name Joshua Bowdoin, Bawden, Bowden are all on the 1880 census. Most of these are located in Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
I believe they probably should be Boughtons. Does anyone have any information on these Joshua's from the Southern states.
I have come to a dead in on my Joshua Boughton who settled in Essex, last information. The original Joshua Boughton was here in Essex,Va c1680....I think his father was Thomas Boughton who shows on James City by 1639.
The next earliest Joshua Bowdoin was married to a Martha J.. He was born in S.C. in 1803 and it shows her father being from Virginia. If anyone has information as to the parents of this Joshua Bowdoin, or any history on these Joshuas' would be much appreciated. Thank you. Ann

Re: Bowdoin,Bawden,Bowden, ...Joshua all on 1880 census. ???????????

Posted: 1108926134000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1109379759000
I'm responding to a mmssage you posted 11/04 so you may have already rec'd a reply.
The Joshua Bowdoin you refer to was born 11/5/1803 Edgefield District (County), SC, died 11/2/1880 Gordon County, GA. The wife you refer to, Martha J. Lane was his second wife.

Joshua parents were:
James Bowdoin, SR b ca 1765 Granville County NC, died ca 1845 Monroe County GA
Wife, Priscilla Williams married 10/29/1785
They had 9 children, your Joshua was the 7th

My reference is U Bowdoin Marsh's book, "Bowdoin Family In The United States" page 59 (tell me this if you reply so I don't have to search again).

If you wish to follow up, please contact me by e-mail at

Rick Bowdoin

Re: Bowdoin,Bawden,Bowden, ...Joshua all on 1880 census. ???????????

Ardie Brown (View posts)
Posted: 1141597877000
Classification: Query
Hi Rick,

Am interested in information on James Bowdoin and Priscilla Williams.

Do you have anything besides U Bowdoin Marsh's book giving his lineage.

We can't prove back beyond James' father, William, and would also like to find James' mother. Some records show her as Elizabeth Macon -- but we can't find this link.

There is a lot of controversy about William's parentage -- and there seem to be some missing links of proof back to Pierre -- so would like to work with you on this line.


Ardie Brown

Re: Bowdoin,Bawden,Bowden, ...Joshua all on 1880 census. ???????????

Posted: 1169373549000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bowden Bowdoin Macon Travis Williams Maddox
This, too, is part of my lineage. I read several pages on the descendants of Pierre Bowdoin and it stated that one male and his family did move south. If I remember correctly, one book about the early history of Naushon Island, Maine, told part of the family's story. Have you found any links to James' father, William?

Re: Bowdoin,Bawden,Bowden, ...Joshua all on 1880 census. ???????????

Posted: 1182354915000
Classification: Query
I believe that I recently read somthing about William from the James Bowdoin family side. If you still are looking for some info on him contact me at: and i will look it up again for you.

Re: Bowdoin,Bawden,Bowden, ...Joshua all on 1880 census. ???????????

Posted: 1182355608000
Classification: Query
Hi...I guess you want to know about the genealogy of James Bowdoin & Priscilla Williams. It goes like this: William Bowdoin & Elizabeth Folsom, son james married Proscilla Williams. Children were: William, James, John, Josiah born abt. 1780. in NC I have other info if you are interested contact me At:

Re: Bowdoin,Bawden,Bowden, ...Joshua all on 1880 census. ???????????

Posted: 1182355847000
Classification: Query
Hello Josiah was born in 1780 in NC hope this helps. contact me At:

Re: Bowdoin,Bawden,Bowden, ...Joshua all on 1880 census. ???????????

Posted: 1182374010000
Classification: Query
We've been in contact before about this line -- and do appreciate everything that you've helped us with.

Have you found proof that William Bowdoin & Elizabeth Folsom are the parents of James?

This would really be exciting news -- as we've been hunting for his mother for so long.

Some had said she might be a Macon -- but we couldn't find anything to substantiate that either.
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