Notes for Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch
!US Census 1850 (10 September) Massachusetts, Norfolk Co., Roxbury, Roll M432_330, Sheet 434/435, Page 217B/218A, House No. 2648, Lines 36-42/1-5: William Jemmenor (b. 1776 - 74 - in MA - Occ: None) married to Elisabeth (b. 1790 - 60 - in MA). ALSO LISTED are: Nathl. I. Bowditch (b. 1810 - 40 - in MA - Occ: Conveyancer) married to Elisabeth (b. 1810 - 40 - in MA) with their children listed (born in MA) are: Elisabeth (dau b. 1836 - 14); Mary (dau b. 1837 - 13); Francis (son b. 1842 - 8); and Alice Bowditch (b. 1848 - 2). OTHERS LISTED are: Mercy Frost (b. 1825 - 25 - in NH - Occ: Domestic); Mary A. Frances (b. 1825 - 25 - in NH - Occ: Domestic); James Steve (b. 1830 - 20 - in VT - Occ: Laborer); and Sarah Knowles (b. 1805 - 45 - in ME)
!US Census 1860 (5 July) Massachusetts, Norfolk Co., Brookline Township, page 730, lines 13-22: Nathaniel I. Bowditch (b. 1805 - 55 - in MA - Personal Property $80,000 + $800,000) married to Elizabeth B. (b. 1808 - 52 - in MA). Children listed (born in MA) are: Mary I. (dau b. 1839 - 21); Ebenezer F. (son b. 1842 - 18); and Alice F. (dau b. 1848 - 12). ALSO LISTED are: Alice Gross (b. 1810 - 50 - in NH - Occ: Servant); Susan Troke (b. 1815 - 45 - in NH - Occ: Servant); Julia Twombly (b. 1825 - 35 - in ME - Occ: Servant); Ellen Shea (b. 1836 - 24 - in Ireland - Occ: Servant); and Chet H. Chapman (b. 1835 - 25 - in MA - Occ: Farmer)
!SOURCE - Five Genealogies of Bowdish and Bowditch Families in America...by Cyrus and Maryella Bowdish:Elizabeth was born November 25, 1807 at Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She died January 16, 1892.
Nathaniel was a conveyancer and trustee. He was the author of articles on genealogy, land titles, etc. He transcribed many volumes of land titles preserved by the Massachusetts Historical Society. He was graduated A. B. Harvard 1822, A. M. Harvard also. In 1839, he wrote about his father's life, which was prefixed to the 4th Volume of the translation of La Place "MECANIQUE CELESTE". They lived in Rochdale, Worcester Co., Massachusetts in 1896.
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