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Rebecca Bowen (Rees)

Also Known As: "Rebecca", "Rhys"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Merionethshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of David Hugh Rees and Elinor Lloyd
Wife of Moses John Bowen
Mother of Moses Bowen; Henry Bowen; John Bowen; Gwentholyn Hoge; Catherine Bowen and 3 others
Sister of Thomas David Rees, Sr.; Morris Rhys Rees, Sr.; Lewis Rees; John Rees and Margaret Rees

Occupation: m. c. 1696 in Bucks Co., PA, m. c. 1668 in Carmarthinshire, Wales
Managed by: Brandon Keith Gregory
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About Rebecca Bowen

Children:

John (1696-1761, married Lillian Mcilhaney)

Henry (b. 1679, married Jane Carter)

Gwennethleen (1703-84, married John Hoge)

David (b. c.1712, married Hannah Davis)


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Moses Bowen, with his wife Rebecca Rees, came with a large company from Wales, about 1698, and settled in Guinnedd township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

"Moses Bowen must have been a man of considerable means, for he acquired ten thousand acres of land in Chester county where he settled. (From "Makers of America", Washington, DC, 1916, pp 491 )

Moses Bowen married to Rebecca Rees. They emigrated with a large company from Wales to Massachusetts. They moved to Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. One source says that he purchased 10,000 acres in Guinned Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Another source said that he and the group he arrived with purchased the land for themselves and for other friends and relatives who would be arriving afterwards. An early Quaker settler in Pa. They have one recorded child, John Bowen. Pil 253

Sources: The Bowens of Virginia and Tennesee Vol I-Jamie Ault Grady The First Three Generations of the Bowen Family of Augusta County, Virginia- John A. Blakemore SA=Annals of Southwest Virginia-Lewis Preston Pendleton= The History of Tazewell County, Virginia-Col. William A. Pendleton Pil=Laughell (?) Pilcher and Allied Families Nashville, TN DB=Deed Book WB=Will Book OB=Order Book Herman Geschwind 1714 Clarendon Drive Greensboro, NC 27410

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Rebecca Bowen's Timeline

1676
1676
Merionethshire, Wales, United Kingdom
1678
1678
Age 2
Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, , Wales
1678
Age 2
Carmarthin, Wales
1696
1696
Age 20
Gwynedd Township, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania
1698
December 18, 1698
Age 22
Brandywine, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania
1699
1699
Age 23
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
1712
1712
Age 23
Brandywine, Chester, PA, USA
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