52 Ancestors – Week 408: #631 Sarah (Davis) Bowden (1676-1754) of Lynn, Massachusetts

Sarah Davis (1676-1754)  is #631 on my Ahnentafel  Listing, my seventh great-grandmother, who marrie#630 Michael Bowden (1673-1741) in 1697 in Lynn, Essex County,  Massachusetts Bay Colony.

I’m descended by way of:

* their daughter #315 Mary Bouden (1705-1755) who married #314 Joseph Richards (1703-1748) in 1726 .
* their daughter #157 Mary Richards (1733-????). who didn’t marry #156 Isaac Buck (1732-????).
*  their son #78 Isaac Buck (1757-1846) married #79 Martha Phillips (1757-1830) in 1791.
* their daughter #39 Sophia Buck (1797-1882)married #38 Lambert Brigham (1794-1834)  in 1817.
* their daughter #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923) married #18 Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) in 1852.
* their daughter #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) married #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874.
* their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
* their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
* their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):
 


*  Title:                        Sarah Davis[1–2]
*  Alternate Title:        Sara Davis[3]
*  Alternate Title:        Sarah Davis Bowden[4]
*  Alternate Title:        Sarah Bowden[6]
*  Alternate Title:        Sarah Daves[8]
*  Intercourse:                           Feminine
*  Father:                       John Davis 1640-1703
*  Mom:                     Sarah Kirtland 1646-1729

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Beginning:                         about 1 February 1675/6, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[3–4]
*  Distribution :             5 April 1703 (about age 28), father’s administration opened; Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[5]
*  Distribution:             12 October 1741 (about age 65), husband’s will proved; Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[6]
*  Loss of life:                       1 September 1754 (about age 78), Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[4,7]
*  Burial:                      after 1 September 1754 (after about age 79), Western Burial Floor, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[4]

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Partner 1:                     Michael Bowden (1673-1741)
*  Marriage 1:                 20 November 1697 (about age 21), intentions, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[1-2,8]

*  Youngster 1:                       Susanna Bowden 1699-1709
*  Youngster 2:                       Francis Bowden 1701-1737
*  Youngster 3:                       Sarah Bowden 1702-????   
*  Youngster 4:                       Martha Bowden 1705-1719
*  Youngster 5:                       Mary Bowden 1705-1755
*  Youngster 6:                       Hannah Bowden 1707-1753
*  Youngster 7:                       John Bowden 1709-1765
*  Youngster 8:                       Lydia Bowden 1712- ???? 
*  Youngster 9:                       Michael Bowden 1714-1761
*  Youngster 10:                     Ebenezer Bowden 1716-????    
*  Youngster 11:                     Susanna Bowden 1717-1799
*  Youngster 12:                     Benjamin Bowden 1721-????                         
   
4)  NOTES (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):  

“Sara” Davis was born about 1 February 1675/6 in Lynn, Massachusetts Bay, the daughter of John and Sarah (Kirtland) of Lynn[1-2].  
Marriage intentions of Sarah “Daves” with “Mychall” Bowden (1673-1741) had been recorded on 20 November 1697 within the Lynn important file e-book”Sara” Davis was born about 1 February 1675/6 in Lynn, Massachusetts Bay, the daughter of John and Sarah (Kirtland) of Lynn.  
Marriage intentions of Sarah “Daves” with “Mychall” Bowden (1673-1741) had been recorded on 20 November 1697 within the Lynn important file e-book[1-2,8]. He was the son of Michael and Sarah (Nurse) Bowden. The Michael Bowden household was summarized in William Hammond Bowden’s e-book, Michael Bowden and A few of his Descendants, on pages 7 to 10[2].  Michael and Sarah (Davis) Bowden had 12 kids, all born in Lynn and recorded within the city file books:
*  Susanna Bowden (1699-1709).
*  Francis Bowden (1701-1737), married 1735 Elizabeth Webster (1710-????).
*  Sarah Bowden (1702-????), married 1724 John Riddan (1695-1756).
*  Martha Bowden (1705-1719).
*  Mary Bowden (1705-1755), married 1726 Joseph Richards (1703-1748).
*  Hannah Bowden (1707-1753)
*  John Bowden (1709-1765), married 1749 Huldah Emery (1720-1817).
*  Lydia Bowden (1712-????), married 1731 Samuel Kelley (1706-????)
*  Michael Bowden (1714-1761), married 1735 Hannah Hendley (1712-????)
*  Ebenezer Bowden (1716-????)
*  Susanna Bowden (1717-1799), married 1740 Moses Newhall (1718-1774).
*  Benjamin Bowden (1721-????), married 1745 Christian Bartlett (1721-????).
Sarah’s father, John Davis, died intestate earlier than 5 April 1703, when his property was opened in Essex County Probate Court docket[5].  His widow, Sarah (Kirtland) Davis was appointed administratrix, and the probate file consists of bonds, letters, inventories, accounts, and extra however no distribution.  Sarah (Kirtland) Davis died earlier than 5 April 1729 in Lynn, and has solely a listing in her probate file in Essex County Probate Court docket recordsdata.
On 29 Mar 1707, Michael purchased land in Lynn “close to the burying place” for £66. In later data he’s described as an “innkeeper”; it’s assumed that his house was his office[2]
Michael and Sarah (Davis) Bowden systematically disposed of the opposite actual property that got here to them.  On 20 Oct 1729, Michael and Sarah Bowden bought their rights within the property of her dad and mom, John and Sarah (Kirtland) Davis; on 14 June 1732 they made the same sale of rights within the property of Mary (Davis) Langdon, sister of Sarah (Davis) Bowden. On 12 March 1734 they bought the Naragansett Lands granted to John Davis for navy service, positioned in Sowhegan West (current township of Amherst, New Hampshire). Lastly, on 12 Sept 1738, they confirmed the sale of a plantation positioned on the island of Nevis within the West Indies; this property was left to Sarah (Davis) Bowden by one in all her uncles, one Ebenezer Kirtland[2].
Michael Bowden of Lynn died testate on 1 October 1741 in Lynn, Massachusetts, having written a will on 26 September 1741[6], which was proved on 12 October 1741 in Essex County Probate Court docket.  It reads (partly):
“Merchandise  I’ll to my Beloved spouse Sarah the Improvm’t of my entire remaining Property In the course of the time of her Pure Life In lieu of her thirds.

“Merchandise  I’ll that after my spouse’s decease my entire Property be devided in equal elements To and amongst all my Kids that Shall be then Alive And the Lawfull Representatives of any that could be Dec-d.

“Merchandise  I’ll that my spouse Sarah be sole Execut’r of this my Final Testomony In Witness Whereof I’ve hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this twenty Sixth of Sept’r 1741.”
Sarah (Davis) Bowden died on 1 September 1754 in Lynn, Massachusetts Bay[4,7] at age 78.  She was buried within the Western Burial Floor in Lynn, however no headstone is extant[4].  There aren’t any probate data for Sarah within the Essex County Probate Court docket data 
5.  SOURCES

1. “Massachusetts, City Clerk, Important and City Information, 1626-2001,” database with digital photographs, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : Essex > Lynn> Marriages 1667-1744, web page 8, Mychall Bowden and Sarah Davis marriage intentions entry, 20 November 1697.
2. Hammond Bowden, Michael Bowden and A few of His Descendants (Salem, Mass. : Newcomb & Gauss, 1968), pages 7-10, Michael Bowden and Sarah Davis household sketch.
3. Important Information of Lynn, Massachusetts to the top of the 12 months 1849 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1906), 2 Volumes, Births, web page 128, Sara Davis entry, “starting of” 12m 1675.
4. Discover A Grave, listed database and digital picture,  (http://www.findagrave.com), Western Burial Floor, Lynn, Mass., Sarah Davis Bowden (1676-1754) memorial #164064077.
5. “Essex County, Massachusetts: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881,” digital photographs, American Ancestors  (http://www.AmericanAncestors.org), Essex Instances 6000-7999, Property File #7282 (21 photographs), John Davis of Lynn, administration 5 April 1703.
6. Essex County, Massachusetts, Probate Information and Indexes 1638-1916, Household Historical past Library (Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah), on 280 FHL microfilm reels, Quantity 324, web page 583, Michael Bowden of Lynn, accessed on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 0,875,132.
7. Important Information of Lynn, Massachusetts to the top of the 12 months 1849, Deaths, web page 430, Sarah Bowden entry, 1 September 1754.
8. Important Information of Lynn, Massachusetts to the top of the 12 months 1849, Quantity 2, Marriages, web page 51, Mychall Bowden and Sarah Daves intentions entry, 20 November 1697.

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NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow steered a weekly weblog theme of “52 Ancestors” in her weblog publish 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small weblog. I’ve prolonged this theme in 2021 for an eighth yr to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The listing of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the seventh great-grandparents (in work) is in https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.

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