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Conference 1814 F 1816 To Oneida Conference at organization 1829 To Central New York Conference at organization 1869 Withdrawn 1870.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.
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
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
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."
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
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
Rev. Elias Bowen, D.D.
John Bowen (1756 - 1831)
Sarah Briggs Bowen (1758 - 1827)
Abigail Birdseye Bowen (1803 - 1871)
Elias Bowen (1791 - 1871)
Martin Bowen (1794 - 1861)*
Created by: Mary Jane Haight-Eckert
Record added: Jun 16, 2011
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