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 John Stevenson Bowen

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John Stevenson Bowen

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death
4 Jun 1889 (aged 77)
Burial
Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Plot
Block 34, Lot 1, Space 3
Memorial ID
9918621 View Source

John Stevenson Bowen was born July 31, 1811, New York City and was educated there and in England. For several years he clerked in his father's business houses in New York City and Philadelphia. He settled in Chester Co., Penna., where he married, April 15, 1834, Annette McWilliams. He studied both law and medicine, organized a company that built a railroad from West Chester to Philadelphia, edited a newspaper and served two terms in the Pennsylvania legislature. In 1856 he was secretary of the congressional committee sent to investigate the trouble in Kansas. In April 1857 he settled on a farm in Washington Co., Nebr., removing to Blair in 1870. He was twice a member of the Nebraska territorial legislature. Of ten children born, eight attained their majority. Mr. Bowen was a prominent citizen of Washington county, Nebraska, formerly probate judge. He was a delegate to the national convention which nominated General Grant for president

John Stevenson Bowen was born July 31, 1811, New York City and was educated there and in England. For several years he clerked in his father's business houses in New York City and Philadelphia. He settled in Chester Co., Penna., where he married, April 15, 1834, Annette McWilliams. He studied both law and medicine, organized a company that built a railroad from West Chester to Philadelphia, edited a newspaper and served two terms in the Pennsylvania legislature. In 1856 he was secretary of the congressional committee sent to investigate the trouble in Kansas. In April 1857 he settled on a farm in Washington Co., Nebr., removing to Blair in 1870. He was twice a member of the Nebraska territorial legislature. Of ten children born, eight attained their majority. Mr. Bowen was a prominent citizen of Washington county, Nebraska, formerly probate judge. He was a delegate to the national convention which nominated General Grant for president


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