Leigh, Don't know if there is any connection to what your looking for, but my Father, his Father, and his Father were all born and raised in the Phila. area. As far back as I can go for certain is my GGranfather, William Bowne, born in the Phila. area (Rockledge I think) circa 1864. He died in Philly in 1933. His son was my grandfather. William's wife was Augustus Haines.