Old Bovina
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Stories from Bovina Cemeteries - Where is William Thomson

Thanks to the efforts of Dick and the late Ed Davidson, I have a database of all graves in the town of Bovina. In reviewing this database, I identified 375 different surnames. The most common one is … more

Stories from Old Bovina

Ten years ago the Bovina United Presbyterian Church celebrated its bicentennial. My part in that celebration included writing a brief history of the church. I also posted information about the … more

Stories from Old Bovina

When the Bovina Center hamlet experienced a damaging flood in August 1953, Walter ‘Watt’ Coulter recalled that it was the worst flooding since that of 1894. So what was the 1894 flood … more

Stories from Old Bovina

Last month, I related a possible case of a murder in Bovina in the early 19th century. The result of a coroner’s jury, convened in late April 1821, was the arrest and jailing of Cornelius McDonald … more

Stories from Old Bovina

In the small hours of Jan. 21, 1818, Mrs. Henrietta McNaught was awakened by someone pounding on the door of her home in the Cabin Hill area on what later was the Bovina town line. There she … more

Stories from Old Bovina

In the spring of 1839, two members of the same family met their ends by drowning, one by accident and the other apparently intentionally. On April 13, as later reported in the Delaware Gazette, … more

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Almost 130 years ago, between March 31 and April 11, 1889, three sisters, all born in Bovina, passed away from pneumonia. These were not little children living together but adults with their own … more

Stories from Old Bovina

In a year, the Town of Bovina will be celebrating its 200th Birthday. Created in February 1820, the effort to create the town dates back at least two years, and likely a little longer than … more
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