John Henley Bowen (c.1779 - 1822)

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Birthplace: Washington County, Virginia
Death: Died in Cherokee Co., TN
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About John Henley Bowen

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John Henry Bowen (September 1780 – September 25, 1822) was an American politician who represented Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives

Bowen was born in Washington County, Virginia in September 1780,[1] son of Captain William Bowen and Mary Henley Russell. He moved with his parents to Sumner County in 1784. When he was sixteen years of age, he attended school in Lexington, Kentucky. In approximately 1800, he studied law in the office of John Breckinridge in Lexington and was admitted to bar

69. John Henley BOWEN was born in 1780 in Flintcastle, Va.. He died on 25 Sep 1822 in Gallatin, Tn..

He was married to Elizabeth ALLEN in 1815 in Dixon Springs, Tn.. Elizabeth ALLEN was born UNKNOWN. She died UNKNOWN. John Henley BOWEN and Elizabeth ALLEN had the following children:

child+189 i. Grant Allen BOWEN.

child+190 ii. Mary BOWEN. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Henry_Bowen

John Henry Bowen (September 1780 – September 25, 1822) was an American politician who represented Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives.

Bowen was born in Washington County, Virginia in September 1780,[1] son of Captain William Bowen and Mary Henley Russell. He moved with his parents to Sumner County in 1784. When he was sixteen years of age, he attended school in Lexington, Kentucky. In approximately 1800, he studied law in the office of John Breckinridge in Lexington and was admitted to bar.[2] Career

After two years Bowen returned home and began practice of law in Gallatin, Tennessee and soon gained prominence. He was a colonel in the Continental Army.[3]

Bowen was elected to the Thirteenth Congress, which lasted from March 4, 1813 to March 3, 1815, as a Democratic-Republican.[4] He then continued to engage in the practice of law in Gallatin until his death there.

In 1815 Bowen married Elizabeth Allen. They had four children; two who died young, and two who reared large families. The eldest, Mary, married Judge Jacob S. Yerger of Greenville, Miss. a member of the famous Yerger family formerly of Lebanon. They had three sons killed in the Confederate army. Grant Allen Bowen married Amanda Yerger. They left two children John H. Jr., and Mary. Death and legacy

Bowen died on September 25, 1822, at about age 49 years. The location of his interrment is unknown.[5] His brick home, bought by Governor William Trousdale, was presented by the widow, Mrs. Anne Berry Trousdale, to the Daughters of the Confederacy.

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