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BAWDEN: Matilda's transparencies - comes to Rockingham Twp, Scott, Iowa, gets married and dies

Query by Bawden4

Matilda (nmn) BAWDEN, youngest child and dtr of STEPHEN (nmn) and ELIZABETH GILBERT/JELBERT, was b/ch in Redruth, Cornwall, UK on 19 July 1830.

It's not known when she sailed, but 1860 Iowa federal census says she was part of brother Stephen's household in Rockingham Township, Scott County, Iowa.

She married Mr. KNOTWELL (no first name, no date, no bio - could have been 'consensual')probably in Davenport, Scott, IA. Based on historical naming, they had a daughter, only listed in Davenport's Oakdale Memorial Gardens, aka Oakdale Cemetery, as M.B. Knotwell, female, 5 yo, who died of 'brain fever' (cholera). Baby KNOTWELL is buried with uncle Stephen and wife Mary TERRILL BAWDEN in Oakdale.

Matilda Knotwell is mentioned in her father's will (1861 in Redruth) as being in North America.

No burial info as of 12-2011.

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on 2011-12-07 15:00:49

Bawden4 , from Iowa, USA, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2011. is researching the following names: BAWDEN, BEECHER, LIPPINCOTT and 8 other(s).

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by Bawden4 on 2011-12-07 15:06:13

REFERENCES:
Oakdale Memorial Gardens, sexton database, 2501 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA 52803
The Eldridge-Bawden Families: The Ancestors and Descendants of Duncan Campbell Eldridge and Stephen Bawden, Scott County, Iowa; author-compiler Alice Richardson Sloan, C.G. (dec 2011), commissioned by John Duvall 'Tim' Bawden (dec 1992), Bettendorf, IA, 290 pps, no ISBN, no copyright, in the personal library of this writer.

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