Tombstone Tuesday: Lieutenant Nathaniel Bowditch (Part One)

NathanielBowditch     Nathaniel Bowditch (pronounced bau-ditch) was born to parents Dr. Henry Ingersoll and Olivia Jane Yardley Bowditch on December 6, 1839.  As noted in the memoir written by his father, Memorial of Nathaniel Bowditch, he “received his grandsire’s name because he was the first grandson born.”  His grandfather was a renowned early American mathematician who specialized in maritime navigation.  More on Nathaniel the grandfather in this week’s Surname Saturday article.

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  1. Surname Saturday: Bowditch | Diggin' History - […] Tragically, Nathaniel was killed at Kelly’s Ford in Virginia which spurred Henry to write a pamphlet advocating a battlefield…
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