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In 1954, the author married into the Bowdoin family<-->a family which had been economically and socially privileged since colonial days. This genealogical narrative will likely interest only members of the family, or, perhaps, others researching similar family ancestry. Distributed by Rowman & Littlefield. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970061607
  • Publisher: Trai, Russell E.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Pages: 210

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Chapter 1 Early Bowdoins 3
Pierre Baudouin
James Bowdoin I
James Bowdoin II
James Bowdoin III
The Temples
The Winthrops
James Sullivan
George Sullivan
George Richard James [Sullivan] Bowdoin
Alexander Hamilton
Chapter 2 Later Bowdoins 55
George Sullivan Bowdoin
The Grinnells and Howlands
The Irvings
Temple Bowdoin
The Kingsfords
The Belgraves
Chapter 3 George Temple Bowdoin 89
Chapter 4 Emily Foley--God Bless Her! 107
The Ligons
Alexander Means II
Chapter 5 Aileen Ligon Bowdoin Train and Russell Errol Train 127
Helen Hamilton Bowdoin Spaulding and Josiah Augustus Spaulding 131
Julia Irving Bowdoin Key and Albert Lenoir Key 140
Appendix A Will of James Bowdoin III 149
Appendix B Account of James Bowdoin III 155
Appendix C Will of Sarah Bowdoin 157
Appendix D Autobiographical Memorandum Prepared by Emily Ligon (Bowdoin) Foley 163
Appendix E Research of Lady Temple (Elizabeth Bowdoin) Portraits 173
Genealogical Charts
1. Bowdoin Genealogy 176
2. Bowdoin Genealogy (continued) 178
3. The "Hetty Green" Connection 180
4. Hamilton Genealogy 181
5. Emily Castleton Ligon Ancestry 182
Photo Credits 185
Bibliography 189
Index 193
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