George Bowden Home (HOM.25)
Photos and text about the George Bowden home
The home of George and Grace Bowden
Digital Images Donated by Ed Chapin
George and Grace bought the property from George W. Grindal in 1905.1 In her book Sargentville. Lest We Forget, Abby Neese writes, “George Bowden, brother of Chandler, had a small house brought by oxen from the field across from Leroy Chatto’s. It was so bulky and cumbersome that the men cut it in two and moved it in two sections. Hence, today, the ell necessitates “stepping down” to the other room over the garage. In the summer of ’89 Col. Norman Green’s son, Jackie, who now owns the house, had extensive renovations made.”2
George Irving Bowden (1864-1937) married (27 Dec 1897) Grace Carlton (Fletcher) Bowden (1870-1945) and they had a daughter, Rachel F. Bowden (b. 9 Oct 1903 in Everett, Mass., died 20 Dec 1983, Winchester, Mass) who married Roswell Harding.
1 Hancock County Registry of Deeds, vol 427, page 19.
2 Neese, Abby Sargent, Sargentville. Lest We Forget, Lincoln County Publishing Co., Newcastle, ME., 1994, Page 30.