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Bowdoin Geneology

Bowdoin Geneology

Sue (birth name Bowdoin) (View posts)
Posted: 15 Jun 2000 1:31PM GMT
I am working on my family tree and use help or be of help to you who are also working on the BOWDOIN family name. This family came from France by way of Ireland in the 16oo's
I believe that our line is decended from John Sr...his parents were Pierre Bowdoin (Bauduoin)and Elizabeth Fix. They lived in the Boston area and John moved to Virginia.
Posted: 14 Jul 2000 3:13AM GMT
Edited: 2 Jul 2001 10:37PM GMT
Sue, do any of your bowdoins come from Maine?
I have a John Bowdoin from York, ME. His son
was Leander N. Bowdoin, who moved to Boston
sometime prior to 1900 and with the birth of
his son Arthur in 1904 changed the spelling
of Bowdoin to Bowden. Does any of this sound
familiar to you? John's wife's name is
unknown. Suspect she died either in child-
birth or soon after.


Linda (View posts)
Posted: 14 Jul 2000 8:19AM GMT
Please contact me at mt E-mail address. The answer to your questio is yes I have heard about the name change by some of the early Bowdoins. Yes we "Bowdoin's" all come from Pierre Baudouin and his wife Elizabeth...ther sons John or James. The family settled in Main and all "Bowdoin" came from there. It was some time later that John moved on to Virginia. I hope that this is some help. Please contact me and we can compare what we know. Sue


Posted: 19 Jul 2000 3:08PM GMT
Edited: 18 Sep 2005 7:18PM GMT
My Grandfathers name is Robert bowdoin he passed away in 1981. Do you have any info on grandfathers parents... Charles Elliot Bowdoin, married Harriet B Wheat


Sue pender (View posts)
Posted: 19 Jul 2000 3:21PM GMT
Hello Cindy...I am currently working on my family tree and do have some information on a Robert Bowdoin...not sure yet if he was a brother or relative. Maybe if you could share with me some of what you know abour your Bowdoin family relatives...maybe I can help some.


Posted: 19 Jul 2000 3:30PM GMT
Edited: 18 Sep 2005 7:18PM GMT
MY garndfather is Robert leon bowdoin,
D.O.B...17 DEC 1909 -- San Francisco
Death...18 MAY 1991 -- Sacramento, California

His father is Charles elliot bowdoin married 26 DEC 1904 to Harriet B Wheat


Sue pender (View posts)
Posted: 19 Jul 2000 3:48PM GMT
Cindy...Do you know what your grand father Robert Bowdoin brothers were? Pleas respond on my E-Mail address.

Baudoyn Of La Rochelle

Connie (View posts)
Posted: 12 Aug 2000 7:31PM GMT
This is as far as my information goes. He was born in 1400. Name later changed to Baudouin, Then Bowden. I am kin to some of the ones you named.John, Pierre, Elias, Nicolas

Pierre Baudouyn

Connie (View posts)
Posted: 12 Aug 2000 7:40PM GMT
He came from France and,In my papers this is father of Nicolas Baudouin

Pierre Baudouin of La Rochelle, France

Sue Pender (View posts)
Posted: 2 Sep 2000 9:47AM GMT
If any of you Bowdoin's have the same family which came from France around 1685. He was a protestant and also he was a Hugenot. He was a practing medical Dr. His wife was Elizabeth and together they had only four children who were James, John, Mary and Elizabeth. Baudouin was offically changed the spelling to Bowdoin. If any of you really do belong to that family let me hear from you. I am still trying to put my family tree together.
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