Rensselaer Bowen was born about 1802 probably in Norwich, Chenango County, New York, the son of Amos and Rebecca (Brown) Bowen. Prior to 1830 he married Asenath Winsor the daughter of Olney and Abigail (Brown) Winsor. Their family included a son (Amos) and a daughter (Mary Almira). Rensselaer Bowen died 26 April 1882 at the age of 80 years, having survived the wife by seven years.
info from: Evergreen Cemetery Whitestore, by Sharon M. Donahe