Thursday, August 22, 2019

Portrait of 18C American Woman

1763 Joseph Badger (1708-1765). Mary Croswell Gowen. Minneapolis Institute of Art

Mary Gowen (born Croswell), 1730 - 1771was born in Massachusetts, to Thomas Crosswell and Mary Pierce Crosswell (born Pitts). Thomas was born on February 13 1707, in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Mary was born on June 6 1706, in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA. Mary married Hammond Gowen on month day 1748, at age 17 in Massachusetts. Hammond was born on January 9 1727, in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. His occupation was Sea captain. They had 8 children.  Mary passed away in 1771, at age 40 in Massachusetts.