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Nathaniel Bowen
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1704
Swansea
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 24, 1794
Warren
Bristol County
Rhode Island, USA

Nathaniel Bowen: (Mayflower Families...).

b. 1 Jan 1703/4, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts. (Mayflower Families...).
b. 1704. (Reverse calculation - Age 90 at time of death--Headstone).

m. 4 Jan 1737, Swansea, Bristol County, MA, Esther Carpenter. (Mayflower Families...).
m. Ester Carden. (Edgar Perley Mills). (Spelling issue).

d. 24 Dec 1794, Warren, Bristol County, RI. (Mayflower Families...).

b. Obadiah Bowen Lot. aka Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Warren #14, Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island. Plot: Read Farm, School House Road .

Headstone states: "NATHANIEL BOWEN, died Dec. 24th 1794, Aged 90 Years". (Hard to read date and age).


Parents: Thomas Bowen and Thankful Mason. (Mayflower Families...).


Society of Mayflower Descendants, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Application for Membership:
b. (2) 1 Jan 1703/4; MF 5:145;
d. (2) Warren, RI; 24 Dec 1794; MF 5:145;
m. (2) Swansea, MA; 4 Jan 1737; MF 5:65, 145;
married to Esther Carpenter (Bardeen).

m. 4 Jan 1738, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Esther Carpenter.
m. Ester Carden. (Edgar Perley Mills).

Wife's first marriage:
Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850
Name: Esther Carpenter
Gender: Female
Spouse: Nathan Bardeen
Marriage Date: 18 Oct 1735
City: Rehoboth
County: Bristol
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0562559.


(Edgar Perley Mills writing):
b. in England in 1705 and came to Auburn, NY sometime before 1740.
Later he went to Rhode Island, where he died in 1745.
d. 1745.

d. 24 Dec 1794, Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island. (Mayflower Society records).

b. The Obadiah Bowen Lot, where Nathaniel and Esther, his parents, several siblings, and many children and grandchildren are buried, is some two hundred feet south of School House Road, Warren, where it intersects with Market Street. Nathaniel Bowen was given the land that included the already old cemetery on 7 May 1729 by his father Thomas Bowen, who described the property as follows:[19]
All that mesuage farm or Tenement Lying on both sides the highway where I now Dwell in Swansey aforsed Excepting and Reserving the burying place that is and was bounded out by My honoured father obadiah Bowen deceased lying in the old orchard on the south side…bounded North and way west on ye Country Road.
In a later deed this property was described as "a farm or tract of land of forty acres, part arable, part meadow, part pasture," with a dwelling house, outbuilding, and a small salt meadow."[20] In exchange for the gift, Nathaniel made a deed in 1729 allowing his father "the improvement of the House nad land whereon he now dwells for their living, During their natural lives."[21] Late in life Nathaniel Bowen transferred the land on which the cemetery is located to his son James, and James in turn left the land equally to his eleven children, who sold most of it to Thomas Handy in 1839.[22] The house of "T. Handy" across the road from the Obadiah Bowen cemetery is marked on the 1870 Beers map of Warren.[23] When Nathaniel was a boy, this land was in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, but in 1747 when the borders were redrawn, it became part of Warren, Rhode Island. Considerably northeast of the center of town, this area was much more rural than the center of Warren in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Their burial ground stands out from thousands of others in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for the six generations of a single family who rest within its walls.
[The New England Historical and Genealogy Register, April 2010, Volume 164, Whole Number 654, pages 121-134.]


b. Obadiah Bowen Lot, Also known as: Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Warren #14,
School House Road and Market Street, Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island, USA
Cemetery notes and/or description: 80 burials with inscriptions from 1697 to 1897
This is located behind a vacant commercial building on the SE corner of School House Roand and Market Street. A anuscript from Rhode Island Historical Society reads "There is a deed on record in Town Clerk's office at Warren, under date of Dec. 1783, from Nathaniel Bowen to his son James Bowen describing the farm on which this burial lot is located and which states that it was laid out by "my grandfather, Obadiah Bowen." [1627-1710]. Between 1992 visit and 2000 this cemetery was cleared, grass was planted and stones repaired. It is now one of the nicest family cemeteries in the state.
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GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 41.74020, Longitude: -71.27175
b. The Obadiah Bowen Lot, where Nathaniel and Esther, his parents, several siblings, and many children and grandchildren are buried, is some two hundred feet south of School House Road, Warren, where it intersects with Market Street. Nathaniel Bowen was given the land that included the already old cemetery on 7 May 1729 by his father Thomas Bowen, who described the property as follows:[19]
All that mesuage farm or Tenement Lying on both sides the highway where I now Dwell in Swansey aforsed Excepting and Reserving the burying place that is and was bounded out by My honoured father obadiah Bowen deceased lying in the old orchard on the south side…bounded North and way west on ye Country Road.
In a later deed this property was described as "a farm or tract of land of forty acres, part arable, part meadow, part pasture," with a dwelling house, outbuilding, and a small salt meadow."[20] In exchange for the gift, Nathaniel made a deed in 1729 allowing his father "the improvement of the House nad land whereon he now dwells for their living, During their natural lives."[21] Late in life Nathaniel Bowen transferred the land on which the cemetery is located to his son James, and James in turn left the land equally to his eleven children, who sold most of it to Thomas Handy in 1839.[22] The house of "T. Handy" across the road from the Obadiah Bowen cemetery is marked on the 1870 Beers map of Warren.[23] When Nathaniel was a boy, this land was in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, but in 1747 when the borders were redrawn, it became part of Warren, Rhode Island. Considerably northeast of the center of town, this area was much more rural than the center of Warren in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Their burial ground stands out from thousands of others in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for the six generations of a single family who rest within its walls.
[The New England Historical and Genealogy Register, April 2010, Volume 164, Whole Number 654, pages 121-134.]


Vital Record of Rhode Island, Warren Births, p.49:
"1-2 BOWEN Anne, of Nathaniel and Esther, April 11, 1749
1-23 BOWEN John, May 14, 1751.
1-44 BOWEN Reuben, Nov. 24, 1753.
1-25 BOWEN James, May 11, 1755.
1-32 BOWEN Mary, Nov. 12, 1757.
1-4 BOWEN Avis, Dec. 12, 1758.
1-55 BOWEN William, Sept. 25, 1760.
1-4 BOWEN Anne, June 2, 1766."


Little Compton Families Vol. II, PEARCE:
20. " ix. Lydia, b. 29 Jul 1760; m. 25 July 1779 William Bowen, son of Nathaniel and Esther Bowen."


By Edgar Perley Mills:
"Line of Descent from Jonathan Mills
for Family of Wright Elijah Mills
Family of Jonathan Mills & Rebecca Bowen
According to family lore Jonathan Mills' great grandfather (1640 to 1722) came to NY from Scotland with two brothers. His grandfather (1700 to 1765) was born in Albany NY. His father, (1739 to 1789) was also born in Albany. Jonathan Mills was born in Albany Jan. 2, 1773.
Jonathan Mills was born in Albany, NY on Jan. 2, 1773. He married Rebecca Bowen and the story is that they eloped. Rebecca was born on Sept. 11, 1781 in Auburn, NY. Jonathan & Rebecca had eleven children:
John M., born Aug. 23, 1798, Onondaga Co., NY
William Bowen, born Dec. 12, 1799, Pompey, Onondaga Co., NY.
George Marshall, born Mar. 13, 1800, Onondaga Co., NY
Hiram, born Nov. 11, 1801, Onondaga Co., NY Died at age 23 Never married?
Edward, born Apr. 17, 1803, Onondaga Co., NY
Aurilla, born Oct. 17, 1804, Onondaga Co., NY
*Rensselaer, born July 13, 1806, Niles twp, Cayuga Co., NY
Harriet V., born July 2, 1808, Niles twp, Cayuga Co., NY
Warren P., born May 11, 1812, Onondaga Co., NY
Eliza, born Nov. 14, 1813, NY
Pierce Ann, born Feb. 22, 1816 in Cayuga Co., NY
The above locations are all in the vicinity of Syracuse and Auburn. Jonathan evidently did quite a bit of trading of properties.
According to W. Heman Mills Rebecca left Jonathan and ran off with another man. This supposedly led to Jonathan's drinking so heavily that he soon died.
Jonathan died Oct. 31, 1816 in Onondaga Co., NY
Jonathan's children evidently didn't all come to Michigan at the same time, for in the Reminiscences of W. Heman Mills he tells of the trip by John Mills & his wife, Elizabeth Annabil with their four children in 1832 and there is no mention of any other family members accompanying them.
Rebecca later married -?- Rice who had children from a previous marriage. They remained in New York when Rebecca's children went to Michigan. When they became too aged to live alone they each went to live with their own children. Rebecca went to Grand Rapids to be with George M. Mills. Her children Warren and Eliza were also living in Grand Rapids at that time.

Rebecca Bowen's grandfather was Nathaniel Bowen and her grandmother was Ester Carden. He was born in Eng. in 1705 and came to Auburn NY sometime before 1740. Later he went to Rhode Island, where he died in 1745. Her father was William Bowen. He was born in Sept 25, 1760 in Warren, Bristol Co., MA and died in Feb 20, 1854 in Moravia, Cayuga Co., NY. On July 25, 1779 he married Lydia Pearce in Little Compton, Newport [Co.], RI. She was born about 1760 and died Aug 29, 1823 in NY.
She died Jan. 5, 1847 in Grand Rapids, MI according to family writings, but the Grand Rapids cemeteries have no record of her burial. A History of Grand Rapids lists her death as Rebecca Rice (Her second husband's name) on Feb. 5, 1849."


Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Twenty One, John Billington, General Society of Mayflower Descendants 1620 Plymouth 1857,
p. 35:
"28 DESIRE MARTIN 4 (Mercy 3 Billington, Francis 2, John 1)
b. Rehoboth 20 March 1684/5; d. there 12 Sept. 1727.
She m. Rehoboth 10 July 1707 JOTHAM CARPENTER, b. Swansea 1 July 1682; bp. Dorchester 1 July 1683; d. prob. Rehoboth bef. 8 April 1760; son of Benjamin and Renew (Weeks) Carpenter. He m. (2) Swansea 6 June 1728 Isabel Sherman.
On 14 April 1760 her stepson Jotham Carpenter [Jr.] was appointed her guardian 'the widow Izabel, by old age and other difficulties, has become non compos mentis.' Identity of Izabel is unknown.
Jotham Carpenter died intestate. Distribution of his estate was made 17 April 1760 to his widow Isabel; eldest son Jotham Carpenter; son Hezekiah Carpenter; daughters Hannah, Renew, Desire and Esther.
[p. 36:]
By deed dated 29 Nov. 1760, recorded 16 Oct. 1761, Jabez Round and Renew his wife; Hezekiah Hix and Desire his wife, all of Rehoboth; with David Round and Hannah his wife of Tiverton RI; and Nathaniel Bowen and Esther his wife of Warren RI sold to their brother Jotham Carpenter their rights in the real estate of 'our honoured father, Jotham Carpenter, deceased.' Hezekiah Carpenter of Johnston RI.
Children (CARPENTER) all but Esther rec. Rehoboth: ...."


Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Twenty One, John Billington, General Society of Mayflower Descendants 1620 Plymouth 1857,
p. 112-113:
"125 ESTHER CARPENTER 5 (Desire Martin 4, Mercy 3 Billington, Francis 2, John 1)
b. prob. Rehoboth ca. 1718; d. Warren RI 28 Oct. 1794 aged 76 yrs.
She m. (1) Swansea 4 Jan. 1735 NATHAN BARDEEN, b. ca. 1709; d. Swansea 17 Nov. 1736 in his 28th yr.
She m. (2) Swansea 4 Jan. 1737 NATHANIEL BOWEN, b. Swansea 1 Jan. 1703/4; d. Warren RI 24 Dec. 1794 ages 91 yrs.; son of Thomas and Thankful (Mason) Bowen.
Nathaniel Bowen lived in that part of Swansea that became Warren RI in 1746.
There are numerous land transfers in Warren RI records from Nathaniel Bowen, with wife Esther sometimes signing, to his stepson Nathan Barden; to sons Thomas, John, James and William Bowen; to daus. Avis McMillion and Anna Bowen; and to grandson Peleg Bowen, son of Peleg.
Nathaniel Bowen had 3 males over 16, one under 16, 2 females over 16 and 5 females under 16 in the 1774 census of Warren RI.
No probate record for Nathan Bardeen in Bristol Co. or Nathaniel Bowen in Warren RI.
Child (BARDEEN or BARDEN) b. Swansea:
i NATHAN 6 b. 23 Feb. 1736/7
Children (BOWEN) first 2 b. Swansea, rest b. Warren RI:
ii PELEG b. 26 Jan. 1738/9
iii THOMAS b. 21 Dec. 1743
iv ANNE b. 11 April 1749; d.y.
v JOHN b. 14 May 1751
vi REUBEN b. 24 Nov. 1753; prob. d.y.
vii JAMES b. 11 May 1755
viii MARY b. 12 Nov. 1757
ix AVIS b. 12 Dec. 1758
x WILLIAM b. 25 Sept. 1760
[p. 113:]
xi ANNE b. 2 June 1766"


The New England Historical and Genealogy Register, April 2010, Volume 164, Whole Number 654, pages 121-134: BOWEN:
"NATHANIEL4 AND ESTHER (CARPENTER) (BARDEEN) BOWEN AND THEIR FAMILY
Cherry Fletcher Bamberg
Research on the Bowen family of southeastern Massachusetts is a matter of lively discussion, thanks to Richard LeBaron Bowen, Jr., and Dr. William B. Saxbe, Jr., FASB.[1] The Bowens who have interested me the most, largely because of their beautiful burial ground in Warren, Rhode Island, are my ancestors Nathaniel and Esther (Carpenter) (Bardeen) Bowen.[2] Their burial ground stands out from thousands of others in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for the six generations of a single family who rest within its walls. Nathaniel and Esther Bowen are not entirely new subjects of genealogical scrutiny. Since Esther Bowen was a Mayflower descendant, her family has previously attracted the interest of at least one modern researcher, Harriet W. Hodge who established Esther's parentage and outlined the children of her two marriages.[3]
One might imagine from the gravestones that these children and their children remained in the Warren area generation after generation, but in fact most scattered widely, some in distinctly non-traditional migration pattenrs. Except for a cluster in Galway, New York, they did not generally move together, and one moved to Richmond, New Hampshire, a town that attracted settlers from Bristol County, Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island starting in the 1760s. One branch, established for decades in Cayuga County, New York, had members who moved back and forth to Warren, Rhode Island. The wide dispersal of Nathaniel and Esther's children and the extremely large number of their surviving grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant considerable confusion for their descendants. There were undoubtedly first cousins in the late eighteenth century who did not know each other's names, and the problems multiplied in each generation. This article takes the descendants of Nathaniel and Esther Bowen one generation further than Hodge's publications, tracing them from Rhode Island and Massachusetts to New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Nebraska.
1. Richard LeBaron Bowen, Jr., ....
2. ...
3. ...
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GENEALOGICAL SUMMARY
1. NATHANIEL4 BOWEN (Thomas3, Obadiah2, Richard1) was born in Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1 January 1703/4,[4] son of Thomas and Thankful (Mason) Bowen.[5] He died in Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island, 24 December 1794, and is buried with generations of relatives in Warren Historic Cemetery 14, named the Obadiah Bowen lot for his grandfather.[6] He was married, by Rev. Samuel Maxwell,[7] in Swansea 4 January 1737[/8], to the widow ESTHER (CARPENTER) BARDEEN,[8], born in Swansea ca. 1718, daughter of Jotham and Desire (Martin) Carpenter.[9] She died 28 October 1794 at the age of 76 and is buried with her husband.[10]
When she married Nathaniel Bowen, Esther was the widow of Nathan Bardeen, by whom she had a young son, Nathan, born 23 February 1736/7 in Swansea.[11] Nathaniel Bowen was in his mid-thirties when he married, Esther, but no evidence (or even suggestion) of a prior marriage for him has yet appeared.
Nathaniel Bowen came from a large family. When his father Thomas made his will in 1736, he provided for his wife Thankful; sons Josiah, Isaac, Stephen, Samuel, Nathaniel, Richard, and John Bowen; and daughters Mary Seamans, wife of Gilbert, Hannah Seamans, wife of Charles, Katherine "Curtice," Lydea Luther, daughter of his deceased daughter Mercy Luther, and grandson Constrant Luther,
4. H. L. Peter Rounds, Vital Records of Swansea, Massachusetts….
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Presumably another of her children.[12] Nathaniel appears to have lived a quiet life surrounded by his relatives and many children. During the transition from Massachusetts to Rhode Island (see note 6), Nathaniel Bowen was shown as a freeman in Warren in 1747 and 1748 and signed several petitions to the General Assembly in favor of the establishment of Warren as a discrete town.[13] He signed another petition in favor of a bank there in June 1747 and in favor of a second company of militia in August 1757.[14] Although he frequently served as a juror and voted often,[15] he seems to have held no town offices. The 1774 Rhode Island census showed Nathaniel as head of a household of eight in Warren, including three men over 16.[16] Nathaniel was counted again in Warren in 1777 as over 60, next to John, James, and William Bowen (his sons) and Joseph "MacMillion" (his son-in-law), who were all aged 16 to 50 and able to bear arms.[17] In 1782, when he was almost 80, Nathaniel was still head of a household of four.[18]
The location of that household can be determined with confidence from the burial ground and deeds. Typically family burial grounds were laid out fairly close to the house. The Obadiah Bowen Lot, where Nathaniel and Esther, his parents, several siblings, and many children and grandchildren are buried, is some two hundred feet south of School House Road, Warren, where it intersects with Market Street. Nathaniel Bowen was given the land that included the already old cemetery on 7 May 1729 by his father Thomas Bowen, who described the property as follows:[19]
All that mesuage farm or Tenement Lying on both sides the highway where I now Dwell in Swansey aforsed Excepting and Reserving the burying place that is and was bounded out by My honoured father obadiah Bowen deceased lying in the old orchard on the south side…bounded North and way west on ye Country Road.
12. …

19. …
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In a later deed this property was described as "a farm or tract of land of forty acres, part arable, part meadow, part pasture," with a dwelling house, outbuilding, and a small salt meadow."[20] In exchange for the gift, Nathaniel made a deed in 1729 allowing his father "the improvement of the House and land whereon he now dwells for their living, During their natural lives."[21] Late in life Nathaniel Bowen transferred the land on which the cemetery is located to his son James, and James in turn left the land equally to his eleven children, who sold most of it to Thomas Handy in 1839.[22] The house of "T. Handy" across the road from the Obadiah Bowen cemetery is marked on the 1870 Beers map of Warren.[23] When Nathaniel was a boy, this land was in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, but in 1747 when the borders were redrawn, it became part of Warren, Rhode Island. Considerably northeast of the center of town, this area was much more rural than the center of Warren in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Although no probate has been found for Nathaniel Bowen, Warren deed books show that he had transferred large quantities of real estate to his children, daughters as well as sons, and to at least one grandchild in the decade before his death.[24]
Children of Nathaniel and Esther (Carpenter) (Bardeen) Bowen; first two recorded in Swansea, Mass., the rest recorded in Warrant, R.I.:[25]
2. i. PELEG5 BOWEN, b. 26 Jan. 1738/9; m. ELISABETH ESTABROOKS.
3. ii. THOMAS BOWEN, b. 21 Dec. 1743; m. PENELOPE ALDRICH.
iii. ANNE BOWEN, b. 11 April 1749, d. by June 1766 when her youngest sister, also named Anne, was born.
4. iv. JOHN BOWEN, b. 14 May 1751; m. DORCAS WHEATON.
v. REUBEN BOWEN, b. 24 Nov. 1753.
5. vi. JAMES BOWEN, b. 11 May 1755; m. RUTH ARNOLD.
20. Warren Deeds, 3:26.
21. In 1758 Nathaniel's brother Samuel, their father's executor, gave Nathaniel …

25. …..
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vii. MARY BOWEN, b. 1 Nov. 1757, d. in or after 1783.[26] It is not out of the question that she was the "Mrs." Mary Bowen who was married, by Rev. Charles Thompson, in Warren 6 Feb. 1777, to Benjamin5 Cranston (Benjamin4 2, John1).[27] If so, she died there 8 July 1848 in her 92nd year and is buried in Warren Historic Cemetery 1, North Burial Ground, with her husband who was born in Warren 7 Feb. 1754 and died there 26 May 1823.[28] That woman's identity has been a matter of debate….

6. viii. AVIS BOWEN, b. 1 Dec 1758; m. JOSEPH MCMILLEN.
7. ix. WILLIAM BOWEN, b. 25 Sept. 1760; m. (1) Lydia Pearce; (2) ABIGAIL _____.
x. ANNE BOWEN, b. "on Monday" 2 June 1766, d. there 8 Oct. 1825 in her 60th year.[31] bur. Warren Historic Cemetery 14, the Obadiah Bowen lot.[32] One might assume that Anne or Anna Bowen could not reasonably have been the daughter of Nathaniel and Esther, since Esther was about 48 in 1766. Both the original Warren vital records and her gravestone, however, offer convincing evidence that she was indeed their daughter. In Jan. 1783 Anna Bowen bought an acre and a half of land from her father.[33] Administration of Anna Bowen's estate was granted to Molly Cranston 5 Dec. 1825, and an inventory submitted
26. The evidence for Mary still being alive at this date is circumstantial. Nathaniel ….

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To the probate court 6 Feb. 1826 valued her personal estate at $217.45 ˝.[34] She may have been involved in making clothes, as her inventory included 12 ˝ yards of flannel, 32 yards of gingham, 11 gowns, and 21 pounds of cotton yarn in addition to a substantial personal wardrobe and a string of gold beads.

2. PELEG5 BOWEN (Nathaniel4, Thomas3, Obadiah2, Richard1) was born in Swansea, Massachusetts, 26 January 1738/9, and died before 5 December 1768.[35] He was married, by Justice Ebenezer Cole, in Warren 24 April 1760, to MRS. ELISABETH ESTABROOKS,[36] who died after 20 December 1770.[27]
Of all the family of Nathaniel and Esther Bowen who lived to adulthood, Peleg, his wife, and one known child have left the least trace. The Warren Town Council gave the widow Elisabeth Bowen a letter of administration on the estate of her husband Peleg on 5 December 1768.[38] Settlement of the estate dragged out much longer than usual year as Elisabeth reported to the council that the estate was insolvent. After some delay in accepting her statement, the council appointed commissioners on 20 December 1770 to handle claims of creditors. The inventory of Peleg's tiny estate included a sea chest, gun, lasts (for shoes), and a "Jaket pattern" (valued at a total of ….


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3. THOMAS5 BOWEN (Nathaniel4, Thomas3, Obadiah2, Richard1) was born in Swansea, Massachusetts, 21 December 1743, and died at Richmond, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, 12 July 1834.[50] An intention of marriage between Thomas Bowen of Warren and PENELOPE ALDRICH was published 24 January 1765 in Uxbridge, Massachusetts.[50] She was born in Uxbrighte 26 November 1748, daughter of John and Mary (Hill) Aldrich, and died, probably in Richmond….


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...
xii. SARAH BOWEN, b. 22 Dec. 1789; d. by 15 Oct. 1850 (date of administration);[127] m. GARDNER BOURN, b. ca 1795,[128] d. by
...
"Gardner is said to have been killed while blasting rocks on 'the new road south of Preston Freemans.' [131] He died intestate, and letters of administration on his estate were granted to Sarah Bourn 4 Dec. 1832.
His widow never remarried. Sarah "Boorn' was counted as head of household at Richmond in 1840 with three boys, one 5-10, one 10-15, and one 15-20.[132] She died intestate like her husband, and letters of administration on her estate were granted to Kendall Fisher 15 Oct. 1850.[133]
( to be continued)
Cherry Fletcher Bamberg, FASG, has written numerous books and articles on Rhode Island and is editor of Rhode Island Roots.
..."

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Bowen (1664 - 1743)
  Thankful Mason Bowen (1672 - 1745)
 
 Spouse:
  Esther Carpenter Bardeen Bowen (1718 - 1794)
 
 Children:
  Peleg Bowen (1738 - ____)*
  Thomas Bowen (1743 - 1834)*
  Anne Bowen (1749 - ____)*
  John Bowen (1751 - 1804)*
  Reuben Bowen (1753 - ____)*
  James Bowen (1755 - 1823)*
  Mary Bowen Cranston (1756 - 1848)*
  Avis Bowen McMillen (1758 - 1820)*
  William Bowen (1760 - 1854)*
  Anne Bowen (1766 - 1825)*
 
 Siblings:
  Josiah Bowen (1698 - 1747)*
  Samuel Bowen (1701 - 1784)*
  Nathaniel Bowen (1704 - 1794)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"NATHANIEL BOWEN, died Dec. 24th 1794, Aged 90 Years"
 
Note: (Hard to read date and age).
 
Burial:
Obadiah Bowen Lot
Warren
Bristol County
Rhode Island, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 18, 2009
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