|Death: ||Aug. 25, 1817|
Husband of Mary Gillespie — married 1770 in Augusta, Virginia, USA
Father of John Bowen, Mary Barr, William Robert Bowen, • Lilliann Bowen McClure, Robert Gillespie Bowen, Rebecca Bowen, Reece Bowen and Charles Bowen
Son of John Bowen and Lillian McIlhaney
Brother of Rees Bowen, Nancy Ann Buchanan, Agnes Buchanan, John Bowen Jr, Henry Bowen, Elizabeth Jean Looney, Rebecca Whitley, Captain William Bowen, Captain Arthur Bowen, Mary Porter, Charles Bowen and Moses Bowen
Captain Robert Pickens Bowen served in the Continental Army as a member of Capt. William Bentley's Company, 3rd & 4th Virginia Regiment, commanded by Col. John Neville. He served as a private from 1777 to 1779.
He had four brothers who fought in the Virginia militia and Lieutenant Rees Bowen was killed at the Battle of Kings Mountain while serving with his brothers Captain John Bowen, Captain William Bowen and Private Charles Bowen.
Smyth County (VA) placed on the Courthouse lawn a monument honoring their Revolutionary War soldiers and patriots. This monument contains the names of 60 soldiers and patriots who were authenticated by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D.C.
These western mountain patriot soldiers marched in September 1775 to Williamsburg to aid Patrick Henry in forcing Governor Dunmore to return the great store of gunpowder he had removed from the powder magazine in fear of the colonists. They fought the Battle of Guilford Courthouse and the savage Battle of King's Mountain, which Thomas Jefferson said "turned the tide of war in favor of the United States and led Cornwallis to remove to Yorktown and surrender." Many died or were terribly wounded.
The list includes Arthur, Charles, Henry and Captain Robert P. Presumably, Rees Bowen is not on the list because he was not from Smythe County. Also included is the name of Lillian McIlheney Bowen who furnished supplies and fed and clothed Colonial Troops of the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
After the Revolutionary War, Captain Robert Bowen and Colonel John Gillespie, his brother-in-law, migrated with their families to George's Creek, Pendleton District, South Carolina which is now in Pickens County, S.C. In about 1805, Robert Bowen and his wife Mary moved to Hickman County, Tennessee.
John Gillespie, Mary's brother, moved to North Carolina and lived to be 110 years old.
He was a twin to Rebecca Bowen.
John Bowen (1696 - 1761)
Lillian McIlhaney Bowen (1709 - 1780)
Mary Gillespie Bowen (1743 - 1822)*
Rebecca Bowen (1781 - 1851)*
Centerville (Hickman County)
Created by: Marie Mills
Record added: Apr 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89311483
To my Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather. RIP|
Added: Aug. 17, 2013
Rest In Peace|
She Who Remembers
Added: Aug. 4, 2013
GGGG relative to my husband (Welts) - his wife, Mary Gillespie, is also linked to the other side of family (Lesley/Entrekin out of Pickens Co, SC)|
Added: Apr. 7, 2013
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