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Anne "Anna" Bowen
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1766
Bristol County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1825
Bristol County
Rhode Island, USA

Anne Bowen: (Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol. 21, John Billingham).
Anna Bowen: (Headstone).

b. 2 Jun 1766, Warren, Bristol Co., RI. (RI Births p. 49).
b. 2 Jun 1766. (Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol. 21, John Billingham).
b. 2 Jun 1766 (Monday). (NEHGR, p. 125).
b. Abt 1765 - 1766. (Headstone - died age 60).

d. 8 Oct 1825. (Headstone).
d. Warren, Bristol Co., RI. (See NEHGR Apr 2010 - died there).

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

Rhode Island Vital Records - Births - Warren, p. 49:
"1-4 BOWEN Anne, June 2, 1766."

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."

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"

New England Historical and Genealogical Register, April 2010, Vol. 164(8), p. 121-134: Nathaniel Bowen:
2010] New England Historical and Genealogical Register 125
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 ….
Family links: 
  Nathaniel Bowen (1704 - 1794)
  Esther Carpenter Bardeen Bowen (1718 - 1794)
  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)
*Calculated relationship
"[Symbol of a tree] ERECTED / in memory of / Miss ANNA BOWEN / daughter of / Mr. NATHANIEL BOWEN / and ESTHER his wife. / She died Oct. 8, 1825 / in the 60th year / of her age. /
Farewell, dear friends, a short farewell. / Till we shall meet again above. / In the sweet groves where pleasures dwell, / And trees of life bear friends of love."

Obadiah Bowen Lot
Bristol County
Rhode Island, USA
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Record added: Oct 18, 2009
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Anne Anna Bowen
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