My name is Ann Bowdoin Davis. My grandfather was Daniel Arthur Bowdoin and my grandmother Bama Clark Bowdoin did research on the Bowdoin family and found out the same thing that you speak of. She said they came to Savannah, GA. and some migrated to Coffee County, Al. Some migrated to N Y and John Bowdoin was governor of N Y, and started BowdoinCollege in Mine. There are three towns in that area named for the Bowdoins. I have visited them and Bowdoin College several years. I now live in Lumberton, NC and am a retired school teacher. Most of my relatives are deceased except for an aunt and a few 4th cousins.