The following message was posted under the old version of the Bowers.com site and has been migrated over to this new one, April 2005.
Posted by Yancy Bowers, Yancmeistr@Yahoo.com, (22.214.171.124) on July 03, 2004 at 19:05:00:
At least 4 generations of Bowers lived in Mansfield Connecticut, my great grand father Herbert, my grandfather Howard, my father David and I. Prior to that I've managed to track my family to Maine. The history of the Bowers clan goes back to the civil war where my great grandfather had picture of relatives in both uniforms (due to inheritance, I cannot get to them). From what I've found out, the name comes from England (Good on us eh?) and refected a skill (Bow maker). I don't know if this is correct, please educate me if I've been mislead.