Mary Bowden

#773, (1708 - before November 1758)
Relationship3rd great-grandmother of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Moses Bowden1 (s 1674 - 1714)
Mother*Ruth Wittum (s 1679 - )


Josiah Bridges III b. 1705, d. 1771
Children 1.Josiah Bridges IV6 (1734 - )
 2.Mary Bridges6 (1736 - )
 3. John Benjamin Bridges+7 (1745 - 1823)
Her married name was Bridges. 
Birth*1708She was born in 1708. 
Marriage*22 November 1733She married Josiah Bridges III, son of Josiah Bridges Jr and Elizabeth Bragdon, on 22 November 1733 at Kittery, York Co., MaineB; as Mary Bowdy.2,3,4 
Death*before November 1758She died before November 1758 at Kittery, York Co., MaineB.5 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges


  1. [S1164] Lester M. Bragdon, transcriber, "Births of the Upper Parish in York", The Maine Genealogist Volumes 23-24 (2001-2002): 23:123, Mary dau. of Moses Bowdy.
  2. [S378] Lester Mackenzie Bragdon and John Eldridge Frost, "Vital Records of York, Maine", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 109 etc. (1955 etc.): 114:126, entry 3 "Josiah Bridges Jun'r of Kittery & Mary Bowdy [sic] of York intend Marriage. Entered May 26th 1733. Married Nov 22d, 1733 by ye Rev M Joseph Moody--."
  3. [S341] Charles Thornton, Sybil Noyes and Walter Goodwin, editor, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Portland, ME: Southward Press, 1928), "Moses (Bowdy, Boudey, Bouden, Voden), mason, Kittery. Same man as Moses Boden of Newbury 1695, sick soldier Lists 290, 298. M. 29 Nov. 1697 at Dover Ruth Wittum. Ch. (not named in nunc. will, 18 Dec. 1714); Abigail, b. 27 Oct. 1699 in Kit., m. York 7 May 1727 Samuel Shaw. 8 ch. Ruth, b. 22 June 1702, m. York Dec. 1728 John Bennett of Kittery. Moses (Bowdy), blacksmith, m. at Amesbury 2 June 1730 Phebe Weed. In ct. (counterf. money) 1745. 5 ch. rec. 1731-39. Besides likely: Mary, m. York 22 Nov. 1733 Josiah Bridges. Sarah, ‘of Dover,’ in ct. 1735. Wit.: Rose Tibbetts, Sarah Kenney.". Excerpts at
  4. [S1164] Unknown author, "Births of the Upper Parish in York", 23:123, Mary Bowdy.
  5. [S378] Lester Mackenzie Bragdon and John Eldridge Frost, "Vital Records of York, Maine", Jan 1961, pp. 63-4 "Josiah Bridges Jun'r and Rebeckah Smith both of York intend Marriage Enter'd Nov'r 11th 1758. Join'd in Marriage Dec'r 21 1758. by the Rev'd M'r Sam'l Lankton."
  6. [S1164] Unknown author, "Births of the Upper Parish in York", 23:123: children born in Kittery of Josiah Bridges Jr., son of Josiah and Elizabeth (dau. of Thos. Bragdon and Martha Moulton) and Mary, dau. of Moses Bowdy:
    Josiah b. 8 Nov 1734, Mary b. 8 Jun 1736 [Not in York VRs].
  7. [S520] VWH.