Jerathmeel, born 12-17-1685 in Chelmsford, MA, was married twice. His first wife was Sarah, but his widow was Elizabeth. His will of 1764 named his widow and sons Charles and Oliver, daughters Lucy Colburn and Betty Pierce; granddaughter Sarah, wife of Simeon Butterfield of Merrimac, N.H. Jerathmeel's father, Capt. Jerathmael Bowers, was born in Cambridge, MA to George Bowers and his second wife, Elizabeth Worthington, on 5-2-1650. George and Elizabeth were married on 4-15-1649 in Cambridge, and George died there in 1656. His widow married Henry Bowtell on 6-25-1657.