From the History of Worcester and Its People by Nutt pub 1919:"Stowers. John Stowers, son of Richard, had a guardian appointed here Sept. 2, 1766, when he was over 14 yrs. Joseph Sprague of Leicester washis guardian. His father was a blacksmith. John m. here, Aug. 12, 1781, AbigailFullerton.His sister Sarah m. Nov. 28, 1782, JedediahHealy.- Children,b. here: Sophia and Harriet, b. April 9, 1782; John, b. Jan.28, 1784,d. June, 1784; John and Sophia, b. Feb. 28, 1786; Samuel, b. Feb. 27, 1789; Mary Sterne, b. Feb. 7, 1793.The family left town soon afterward.Richard served in the Rev." p. 239.Note:this is in direct conflict with the accepted Stowers family history, which has the John Stowers who married Abigail Fullerton as the son of John Stowers and Frances Unknown.
has anyone any thoughts on this apparent contradiction?