I am seeking to connect with anyone related to any of these Bowens:
Looking for any information about my g-g-grandfather, William Bowen, who enlisted in the Revolutionary War at Uxbridge in 1780 and after the war returned to either Uxbridge or Mendon. William initially joined Captain Lunt's Company of the 13th Massachusetts and later was transferred to Captain Mills of Colonel Vose's regiment. Around 1810 or so, he moved to Ontario, NY. I have not been able to find out anything more about him while he lived in Worcester County. I mention his Revolutionary War service because there are other William Bowens in the same area, who unfortunately for my research, are not 'mine'.
Any help or suggestions to locate him would be greatly appreciated in 'tracking him down'.
William Bowen and Lenora
William enlisted at the age of 18 on Feb 10, 1781.
Revolutionary War Pension # S45300 Mass. line, applied from Monroe county NY. Listed 8 children, Sibil 24, married and very poor, Rina 23, married and very poor, a boy 22 who is" weakly and unable to contribute to my support," Cora age 21, Emery 19 married, Olive 15 , Elijah 11, and another son 9. This request must be after 1831, since Emery is already married
A letter in his pension request states " when a boy I was acquainted with William Bowen at Mendon and Uxbridge Worchester county Mass."
Another letter in this file mentions a wife Lenora, and these children, William 14, a boy Elaine 12, Emery, Olive 8, another boy 5, and Elijah 4, and Lewis 2. A Thomas and Elizabeth are also noted.
3 of William's children married a GORDON
Sybil (Sibley) Bowen married Silas W Gordon
Emory and Elizabeth Deborah's children:
James Harrison - 1833 Monroe Co, NY Married Frances Merrill.
Andrew 1835 died as a baby
Jane Emily 1838 born Monroe Co. NY - married a Smith
Della Louise 1841 born Allegany Co., NY - Married 1) John Hollis and 2) Reuben B. Franklin
Louis Addison 1843 born Allegany Co., NY - Married Mary Jane Draper
William Wallace b 1845 born Macomb Co, Michigan - Married Josephine L. Whipple
Clara Elizabeth b 1848 born Macomb Co. Michigan - Married Ellsey Sloane
Scott Winfield (later changed his name to Joseph Gordon) b 1852, Lenawee Co, Michigan - married Clara E. Ryan
Alice Luella b 1855 in Lenawee County, MI, died in 1865 in Washington, DC
Emma (Nettie) Mae b. 1859 Born in Lenawee, Clinton Co or St.Clair Co, Michigan. She claims she was born in New York. As I haven't been able to find Emory in the 1860 census to deter mine which county is might have been. Married George H. Brown.
1850 Census listed next to each other were
Emory and Family
Amos Bowen & Family
Amos, his family and siblings:Clarissa age 43, Elijah 33, and William 45. All ages are per census. (Don't match up to what their father said in his pension application)
Olive Bowen Ewers and family
Note: The only missing family member is Irena b 1805. I have not been able to find her. She was married at the time of William's application but no last name given
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