|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1809|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 1888|
Harrison County Courier
Saturday 8 September 1888
Volume 1, Number 52
Page 4, Column 2
E. D. Veach, Editor
God in his infinite mercy has again cause to remove from our midst by death one of our highly esteemed women. Mrs. Polly Bowen, widow of the last Benj. Bowen. Had she lived until November she would have been 79 years old. She has two sons and three daughters who survive her. Mrs. Bowen had long been a servant but bore it all with Christian fortitude and said she was ready and willing to go when the final summons came. She was a member of the Methodist Church and her funeral was preached by Rev. Vaught, Sunday morning at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. James Tate. The remains followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends.
Daughter of Elizabeth AMOS. Born in 1790 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Elizabeth died after 1865; she was 75. On December 29, 1806 when Elizabeth was 16, she married John CURRENT, son of Thomas CURRENT (ca1759-1836) & Margaret (1758-1836). Born in 1780 in Maryland. John died on January 18, 1837; he was 57.
On October 23, 1827 when Mary "Polly" was 17, she married Benjamin BOWEN. Born on October 8, 1794 in Baltimore, Maryland. Benjamin died on October 7, 1881; he was 86. Buried in Methodist Episcopal Churchyard, Ruddle's Mills, Kentucky.
They had the following children:
24 i. George Washington (1828-1913)
ii. Elizabeth Ann. Born on February 21, 1833. Elizabeth Ann died on December 17, 1837; she was 4.
25 iii. Harriet Ann (1836-)
26 iv. Mary Catherine (1839-)
27 v. Henry Clay (1842-1893)
28 vi. Elizabeth Ann (1846-1925)
29 vii. Frank Benjamin
Benjamin Wilmott Bowen (1794 - 1881)*
George W. Bowen (1828 - 1913)*
Note: Multiple entries on tombstone.
Ruddles Mills Cemetery
Created by: Carrie and Allen
Record added: Nov 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31412435
Sharon Benefiel Palmer
Added: Nov. 2, 2011
I believe there is an error in her name. This is Mary "Polly" (Current), wife of Benjamin Wilmott Bowen. She was born in 1809 and died in 1881.|
Added: Sep. 20, 2011