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Rev Elias Bowen
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Birth: 1791
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1871
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA

Rev. Dr. Elias Bowen was the son of John and Sarah (Briggs) Bowen. He was the husband of Abigail (Birdseye) Bowen. He was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church: Genesee (now Western New York) Conference 1814 F 1816 To Oneida Conference at organization 1829 To Central New York Conference at organization 1869 Withdrawn 1870. He was a Presiding Elder for twenty-four years and was seven times elected a ministerial delegate to General Conference. He later joined the Free Methodist Church. He was a trustee of Cazenovia Seminary, Cazenovia, New York for 17 years.

US Census
July 18, 1850
Moravia, Cayuga Co., NY
Elias age 59, b1791 MASS, Meth. Epis. minister
Abigail age 47, b1803 NY
dau Maria age 15, b1835 NY
son Watson T., age 13, b1837 NY
dau Mary age 11, b1839 NY
dau Charlotte age 9, b1841 NY
dau Angeline S., age 6, b1844 NY

US Census
June 18, 1870
Cortland, Cortland Co., NY
Post Office: Cortlandville
Elias age 79, b1791 MASS, superannuated clergyman
Abigail age 67, b1803 NY
dau Mary age 30, b1840 NY

The Methodist Magazine And Quarterly Review, Vol. 9, Pgs. 91-100
Bowen, Elias
Religious Education Of children: a sermon delivered before the Oneida Annual Conference, Sept. 3d, 1837
"As a preacher he was strong, clear, forcible and thoroughly evangelical. He was quiet in his manner, yet manifested deep feeling in the pulpit. He was bold and fearless and greatly beloved by those with whom he lived in closest relations."

Ministerial Education,
delivered before the
Oneida Annual Conference,
at Wilkesbarre, August 16, 1843,
By Elias Bowen
preached and published by request of Conference.
R. W. Roberts, Printer, No. 58 Genesee Street

Cornell University Library
Division Of Rare And Manuscript Collections
Collection Number: 2111
Guide To the Elias Bowen Papers, 1820-1852
Collection Description:
Letters to Rev. Dr. Elias Bowen during his pastorates at Utica, Ithaca, Cazenovia, Locke and Moravia, New York - written by clergymen and others concerning revivals at Ithaca and elsewhere, work of the Cazenovia Seminary, Wesleyan University and Methodism in Central New York.

Hogue, Bishop Wilson T.
History Of The Free Methodist Church Of North America, Vol. 1 - Chapter XXXVI
The Susquehanna Conference
Prominent Accessions
Rev. Elias Bowen, D.D. 
Family links: 
  John Bowen (1756 - 1831)
  Sarah Briggs Bowen (1758 - 1827)
  Abigail Birdseye Bowen (1803 - 1871)
  Elias Bowen (1791 - 1871)
  Martin Bowen (1794 - 1861)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Mary Jane Haight-Eckert
Record added: Jun 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71475541
Rev Elias Bowen
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