Samuel Bowen (1659 - 1728) MP

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Birthplace: Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Bowentown,Cumberland,NJ (then Salem Co)
Occupation: Preacher
Managed by: Steven Gary Smith
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About Samuel Bowen

Samuel Bowen

  • Born July 16, 1659, Rehobeth, Bristol, MA.99
  • Died January 21, 1727/28, Cohansey, Salem, New Jersey, USA.100
  • son of Obediah Bowen and Mary Clifton

Married

  1. May 26, 1684 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.102 to Elizabeth Wood. She was the daughter of John Wood and Elizabeth Hall and the widow of Samuel Wheaton.

8 Children 

  •   1. John Bowen
  •   2. Elizabeth Bowen
  •   3. Mary Bowen
  •   4. Samuel Bowen,   b. 02 Jan 1686/87
  •   5. Dan Bowen,   b. 01 Aug 1690
  •   6. Elijah Bowen,   b. 04 Aug 1695
  •   7. Joanna Bowen,   b. 01 Dec 1696
  •   8. Clifton Bowen,   b. 12 Feb 1700/1

notes

From Cumberland County, New Jersey: 265 Years of History By Charles Harrison. Page 124

"Bowentown is still a dot on the map of Hopewell Township --- a neighborhood, a crossroads. The area has been called Bowentown since Samuel Bowen arrived from Wales by way of Massachusetts toward the end of the seventeenth century. Like many of the original settlers of Hopewell Township, the Bowens were Baptists who had not been welcomed by Puritans in New England."

origins

5. Richard BOWEN born 1623, Ilston, Glamorganshire, Wales, married (1) 04 MAR 1646, in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, Elinore SUTTON, born 1626,(daughter of John SUTTON and Julian UNKNOWN) Homemaker, died 06 NOV1688, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, married (2) 20 JAN 1689, in Rehoboth,Bristol, MA, Martha ALLEN, born 01 JAN 1644, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA,died 11 JAN 1734, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA. Richard died 04 JUN 1678,MA.

Children by Elinore SUTTON:

  • + 13. i Sarah BOWEN born 07 FEB 1655.
  • 14. ii Obediah BOWEN born ca 1657.
  • 15. iii Hester BOWEN born 20 APR 1660.
  • 16. iv Richard BOWEN born 17 JAN 1661, see McKENZIE.
  • 17. v Mary BOWEN born 05 OCT 1666.
  • + 18. vi John BOWEN born 15-Mar-1669.

Notes for Samuel Bowen:

REFERENCES: "HISTORY OF REHOBOTH", BY LEONARD BLISS JR. THE PEDIGREES OF MATTIE ELLA SCARBORO IN VOLUME XXXIV, OF THE DAUGHTERS OF FOUNDERS AND PATRIOTS. "THE SALEM TENTH", BY H. STANLEY CRAIG. THE WILL OF OBADIAH BOWEN IN BRISTOL COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS. RECORDS OF BIRTHS OF THE TOWN OF REHOBOTH. "THE NORTH CAROLINIAN", VOLUME VI, NUMBER 2 JUNE, 1960, NUMBER 12 . "ALSEY BOWEN AND HER CHILDREN", BY ROSLYN COLLINS DUMFIELD. "RICHARD BOWEN'S DESCENDANTS TO THE FIFTH GENERATION", BY CHARLES SHEPPARD. "DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY", VOLUME XXIII, BY WILLIAM NELSON. "THE NEW JERSEY GENESIS." NSCDXVIIC #1572 - APPLICATION OF GLADYS WOODS STANLEY VIA APPLICATION OF ELAINE BROWN SPIVEY. SAMUEL BOWEN WAS THE SECOND SON OF OBADIAH AND MARY CLIFTON BOWEN. HE WAS BORN IN SWANSEA, (REHOBOTH, BRISTOL CO.) MASSACHUSETTS ON 16 JULY 1659. THE ORIGINAL FARM PLOT IS NOW LOCATED NEAR WARREN, RHODE ISLAND. SAMUEL BOWEN WAS THE FIRST OF HIS FUTURE DESCENDANTS TO BE BORN IN AMERICA. SAMUEL MARRIED ON 26 MAY 1684 TO MRS. ELIZABETH WOOD WHEATON. SHE WAS BORN AROUND 1662 IN SWANSEA (REHOBOTH, BRISTOL CO.) AND HAD TWO CHILDREN, JOHATHAN AND NOAH WHEATON BY HER MARRIAGE TO SAMUEL WHEATON. SAMUEL AND ELIZABETH BOWEN HAD 8 CHILDREN. SOMETIME BETWEEN 12 FEBRUARY 1701 AND 30 DECEMBER 1703, VERY PROBABLY IN 1702, SAMUEL BOWEN , HIS WIFE, THEIR CHILDREN, AND HER TWO SONS JONATHON AND NOAH, CAME FROM SWANSEA AND JOINED THE BAPTIST MEETING OF WHICH REV. TIMOTHY BROOKS WAS PASTOR. REV. TIMOTHY BROOKS, BY DEED DATED 30 DECEMBER, 1703, SOLD A TRACT OF LAND AT BOWENTOWN NEW JERSEY TO SAMUEL BOWEN AND ON 12 MAY 1726 THE LATTER CONVEYED A PART OF IT TO HIS SON DAN BOWEN. OTHER LAND PURCHASED BY SAMUEL BOWEN FROM THE HEIRS OF GEORGE HASLEWOOD WAS DIVIDED BY SAMUEL TO HIS SONS, DR. ELIJAH AND CLIFTON BOWEN. THIS WAS THE HOME FARM OF MR. SAMUEL BOWEN AND ADJOINED THE ANCIENT SURVEY OF JOSEPH HELBY. THE NORTH PART WAS GIVEN TO CLIFTON IN THE WILL OF SAMUEL BOWEN. THIS IS THE LAND AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE CROSSROADS AT BOWENTOWN AND EXTENDS NORTHWARD TOWARD THE STRAIGHT ROAD FROM BRIDGETON TO ROADSTOWN. SAMUEL BOWEN DIED AT BOWENTOWN, CUMBERLAND COUNTY (THEN SALEM COUNTY), NEW JERSEY ON 21 JANUARY 1729. HE PROBABLY WAS BURIED IN THE GROUND ATTACHED TO THE BROOKS MEETING HOUSE. ELIZABETH DIED ON 4 MARCH, 1728. PER COMPILATION FROM JOHN WINSKIE, SAMUEL BOWEN AND HIS WIFE ELIZABETH (WOOD) WHEATON (SHE WAS THE WIDOW OF HIS FIRST COUSIN SAMUEL WHEATON - SON OF ALICE BOWEN AND ROBERT WHEATON) LIVED IN SWANSEA PLYMOUTH COLONY, AND IN RHODE ISLAND BEFORE MOVING TO COHANSEY, NEW JERSEY PRIOR TO 24 FEBRUARY 1702. HE WAS A PREACHER IN THE SEVENTH DAY BAPTIST CHURCH AND WAS AN ASSOCIATE IN THAT CHURCH WITH HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW, THE REVEREND TIMOTHY BROOKS. BOWENTOWN, N. J. IS SAID TO HAVE RECEIVED ITS NAME FROM HIM. THE EDITOR OF THE NEW JERSEY GENESIS WROTE "FROM THE SONS OF SAMUEL AND ELIZABETH (WOOD-WHEATON) BOWEN SPRUNG A NUMEROUS FAMILY BY THE LATE 18TH CENTURY IT SEEMED AS IF ALL THE BOWENS IN NEW ENGLAND HAD EMIGRATED TO CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NEW JERSEY." SAMUEL BOWEN'S WILL OF 21 JANUARY 1728/9 WAS PROVED 4 MARCH 1728/9 AND LISTED HIS CHILDREN, JOHN, DAN, ELIJAH, CLIFTON, MARY PEREY AND ELIZABETH FOGG. HIS WILL REFERRED TO HIM AS "GENTLEMAN." IN THOSE DAYS "GENTLEMAN" WAS A TITLE, NOT A COURTESY. ON THE LIST OF TITLES, IT FELL JUST BELOW KNIGHT. ------------------------------------ Full Context of REHOBOTH, Massachusetts, Vital Records, 1642-1896 Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642-1896. Marriages, Intentions, Births, Deaths, with Supplement containing the Record of 1896, Colonial Returns, Lists of the Early Settlers, Purchasers, Freemen, Inhabitants, the Soldiers serving in Philip's War and the Revolution. Births Record #: 1:27 Name: Samuel Bowen Relative: chi:Obadiah Bowen Birth Date: 16 Jul 1659

More About Samuel Bowen: Date born 2: July 16, 1659, Rehobeth, Bristol, MA.99 Died 2: 1728, Cohansey, NJ.99 Died 3: January 21, 1727/28, Cohansey, Salem, New Jersey, USA.100

More About Samuel Bowen and Elizabeth Wood: Marriage 1: May 26, 1684, Bristol, RI.101 Marriage 2: May 26, 1684, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.102

Children of Samuel Bowen and Elizabeth Wood are:

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Rev. Samuel Bowen's Timeline

1659
July 16, 1659
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
1684
May 26, 1684
Age 24
Swansea, Bristol, MA
1685
May 17, 1685
Age 25
Swansea, MA, USA
1690
August 1, 1690
Age 31
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
1695
August 4, 1695
Age 36
Rehoboth, MA, USA
1701
February 12, 1701
Age 41
Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
1703
1703
Age 43
1728
January 21, 1728
Age 68
Bowentown,Cumberland,NJ (then Salem Co)
1926
August 30, 1926
Age 68
December 3, 1926
Age 68