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Samuel Harrison Bowen
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1756
Anson County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1842
Pike County
Georgia, USA

Samuel Harrison Bowen Sr married Sarah Elizabeth Lee in 1777. Their were 10 Children from this marriage:

1. Stephen Samuel Bowen 1802-1899
2. Joseph Bowen 1778-1850
3. Eunice Bowen 1783-1870
4. Male Bowen 1784-1790
5. Dickson Bowen 1791-1879
6. Seth Bowen 1796-1882
7. Samuel H, Jr 1798
8. Male Bowen 1800-1810
9. Elizabeth Bowen 1829-before 1830
10. Lindsey D Bowen 1834-1862

Samuel was the son of Joesph Bowen who was born in New Jersey, USA. Joseph was the son of Clifton and Elizabeth Harris Bowen.

After the death of Sarah, he married Nancy Freeman 17 March 1835 in Pike County, Georgia. From this marriage, 8 children were born, 5 boys and 3 girls:

1. William Bowen
2. Elizabeth Bowen
3. Mary Bowen
4. Green Bowen
5. Lucy Bowen
6. James Bowen
7. Thomas Bowen
8. Unknown Bowen

Samuel had 18 children from his two marriages.

Source: "THE GEORGIA GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE" No 5, July, 1962 p 285-286. Respository: Clayton Genealogical Library, Houston, Texas. Researcher: J Manen Houston, Texas

CAPT SAMUEL BOWEN OF Elbert County: Revolutionary War Pension:

His declaration to obtain pension was made in Elbert County, GA on Jan 21, 1833, before the Justices of the Interior Court, at which time he deposed under oath and said: Deponent was 76 years old; that he entered the service as a volunteer in August, 1779, as a private under Capt Nathan Clifton in the regiment commanded by Col John Little, for a term of nine months, after which he was discharged; at the time of enlisting he was a resident of Montgomery County (formerly Anson) in North Carolina, and that he enlisted at Salisbury, NC hence to Charleston SC and was with the American Army at that place when it was beseiged by the British in the spring of 1780 and was there surrendered as a prisoner of war. Shortly after he broke from his imprisonment and returned to his home in North Carolina.

Affiant also stated he entered the service of the United States as a Captain of militia light-horse in the regiment commanded by Col George Davidson and Col William Lofton in 1781, and after serving eight months was discharged; that when he entered on this term of service he was residing in Montomery County, and joined at Montgomery Court-house, NC. From thence "in different directions throughtout the adjoining country til he arrived at Deep River, NC....and at that place fought the Tories commanded by Col Fanning, where he received a wound in his arm; two days afterwards he again fought the Tories commanded by their Col Elrod, when he received a wound in his leg; from thence to Drowning Creek in Anson County in the year aforesaid, at that place fought the Tories commanded by one McLendon; from thence went into the neighborhood of his residence and remained there until discharged from service."

Affiant stated he was born in Montgomery (formerly Anson) County, North Carolina, August 16, 1756, and that there was a record of his birth but does not know where it is now. He has lived since the War in Montgomery, North Carolina, until 1796 when he moved to York District, South Carolina, where he lived until 1811, when he moved to Wilkes County, Georgia. He lived in Wilkes until 1826 when he moved to Elbert County where he has since resided.

His application was signed by his mark, and was approved April 22, 1833 and he was enrolled to receive $230.00 annually to date from March 4, 1831.

Mrs Nancy Bowen, widow of pensioner, made her declaration to obtain a widow's pension, in the Superior Court of Pike County, Georgia, April 4, 1854. She testified that she was 52 years old; and that her husband, Capt Samuel Bowen, died in Pike County, Georgia, August 2, 1843, age 87 years.

Son of Joseph Bowen and Nancy Roberts. Source DAR Genealogical Resources.

Ancestor #: A012729
Pension Number:
Service Source:
S*W12321; BLWT #26672-160-55


Family links: 
  Sarah Elizabeth Lee Gibbs Bowen (1760 - 1825)
  Nancy Freeman Bowen (1802 - 1857)*
  Seth Bowen (1780 - 1882)*
  Eunice Bowen West (1785 - 1870)*
  Stephen Samuel Bowen (1802 - 1897)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Source for this bio from Beatrice Bowen Chollett
Bush Cemetery
Pike County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Carol Hoch
Record added: Aug 14, 2011
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