Edward Bowen1

#2480, b. between 1766 and 1770, d. circa 1836
Last Edited23 Jul 2016
Birth*between 1766 and 17702,3 
Cen-Head*1800Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward Bowen", head, 1 male u10, 2 26-44, 2 females u 10, 1 26-44. Census image page 11. Nearby were Sarah Bowen and William Bowen. John Balkcom and Timothy Murphy were on page 24.4 
Tax List*1806Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; Bowens appearing on the tax list:

Edward Bowen 165 acres, 1 poll
Elijah Bowen 256 acres, no polls
Joshua Bowen 0 acres, 1 poll
Mark Bowen 125 acres, 1 poll
Sarah Bowen 100 acres, no polls

and Hester Balcomb 450 acres, no polls5 
Cen-Head1810Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edwd Bowen", head, males 1 u10, 1 16-26, 1 26-44 (Edward), females 1 16-26. Census image page 28. Neighbor Hester Balkcom is on page 27.3 
Neighbor: Hester Balkcum
(Neighbor) Census1820Hester (?), US 1820 Census; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; female of Hester's approximate age was counted in the household of William Balkcom, who may have been Hester's son from before her marriage to John Balkcom (deceased), or he may be Wiley Balkcom, John's son.6 
Census7 August 1820Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward Bowen", head, males 2 u10, 1 10-15, 1 45+ (Edward), females 2 u10, 1 16-25, 1 26-44, 2 engaged in agriculture. Census image page 23. Neighbors Daniel Murphy (pg 23), William Balkcom (pg 22), Lewis Bowen (pg 22).7 
Neighbor: Lewis Bowen
Neighbor: William Balkcom
Census1830Telfair County, Georgia, USA; "Edward Bowen", head:

Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1:
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 88 
Death*circa 1836Telfair County, Georgia, USA; Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery
Rhine
Dodge County, Georgia.

Tombstone Inscription:
"In Memory of Edward Bowen and his Wife
Parents of Enoch Bowen
He died in 1836"
Based on the inscription, this tombstone may have been erected some time after Edward's death, with the possibility that Edward is not buried at this location.9 

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Telfair County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S172] Census, U.S. of 1810, Duplin County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, Duplin County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S263] List of Taxables for Duplin County North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  6. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Duplin County, NC, Maryland Historical Society.
  7. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Duplin County, North Carolina.
  8. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Duplin County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com.
  9. [S391] Find A Grave Website, http://www.findagrave.com, Edward Bowen. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave Website.

Elijah E. Bowen1

#2536, b. circa 1758, d. 31 December 1837
Last Edited19 Jan 2016
Father*Clifton Bowen Jr.1 b. 1735, d. 1793
Mother*Martha Harris1 b. s 1740
Birth*circa 1758Duplin County, North Carolina, USA1 
Military*from 1782 to 1783Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; Revolutionary War2 
Military1832Tattnall County, Georgia, USA; "Elijah Bowen" applied to Superior Court for pension based on service in the Revolutionary War. Declared his age as 74, born in 1758 in Duplin County North Carolina; entered service to the U. S. in 1782 at Duplin County under the draft; served under Capt Robert Merritt and Col Kenan; volunteered again after that service was finished; moved to Effingham County, now Bulloch County, immediately after the war; has been a resident of Tattnall County for the last 30 years where he now lives. In an amendment to the declaration in August 1833, he modified his service information and gave his birth as 11 March 1759. The claim and amended claim were approved 5 Oct 1833.2 
Death*31 December 1837Tattnall County, Georgia, USA3 
Marriage*married Elizabeth Davis according to the source. However, Sabra Bowen in 1858 declared in a pension claim that she was still the widow of Elijah Bowen.4 

Citations

  1. [S421] U.S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, Elijah Bowen, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S421] U.S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, Elijah Bowen Pension Application 1832, ancestry.com.
  3. [S421] U.S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, Application in 1858 by Sabra Bowen for widow's pension based on service of Elijah Bowen, ancestry.com.
  4. [S420] Shirley Bowen Elder, compiler, My Bowen, Barton, Harris, Scott, Hendon, Cranford Family Connections (Raleigh, North Carolina: Self Published, Second Edition, 1995). Hereinafter cited as My Bowen, Barton, Harris, Scott, Hendon, Cranford Family Connections.

Elisha Bowen1

#2476, b. before 1774, d. say 1850
Last Edited12 Mar 2015
Birth*before 17741 
Census*1790Duplin, North Carolina, USA; Unknown GEDCOM info: proven 'Elisha Bowen', 1 male over 16, 1 under 16, 4 females. Census image page 6, near Luke Bowen on same page.2,1 
Death*say 18501 

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S405] Unknown author, 1790 U. S Census, Duplin County, North Carolina, , , ; , . (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Eliza Bowen1

#2546, b. circa 1842
Last Edited31 Oct 2015
Mother*Eliza Cameron1 b. c 1812
Birth*circa 1842Tattnall County, Georgia, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Division 79, Tattnall County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Frederick Bowen1

#2482, b. between 1766 and 1784, d. say 1860
Last Edited31 Oct 2015
Birth*between 1766 and 17842 
My ResearchNote*1799Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Fredrick Bowin" appears in the will of Silvister Cavenaugh: "Indentured Servent Fredrick Bowin 2 breeding sows, a ewe and lamb" Index to Duplin Co Wills - Murphy 
Cen-Head*1810Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Frederick Bowen", male age 26-44, females 2 u10,1 10-16, 1 26-44. Census image page 29. Neighbor Hester Balkcom on page 27.3 
Death*say 1860 

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S172] Census, U.S. of 1810, Duplin County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S407] Unknown author, 1810 U.S. Census, Duplin County, North Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (: accessed ). (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Hardy Bowen1

#2490, b. between 1781 and 1790
Last Edited24 Oct 2015
Birth*between 1781 and 17901 
Cen-Head*1830Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; 'Hardy Bowen' , head, males 1 5-9, 1 10-14, 1 40-49, females 1 u5, 1 5-9, 1 40-49. Census image page 79. Neighbor Joshua Bowen.2 
Neighbor: Joshua Bowen

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S412] Unknown author, 1830 U.S. Census, Duplin County, North Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (: accessed ). (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

John Bowen1

#2481, b. before 1755, d. say 1860
Last Edited23 Oct 2015
Birth*before 17552 
Misc*18 January 1796Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; Ordered to appear on road crew
"John Bowen", "Aaron Bowen", "John Balkum", and others were ordered to be hands to open and repair a "Public Road near Rockfish" ... "Beginning near William Murphys and leading from thence across Mr. Goff's Beverdam below the Marsh & from thence the most direct way to the main Road".3 
Cen-Head*1800Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "John Bowen", head, males 1 10-15, 1 16-25, 1 45+, females 1 u10, 1 45+. Census image page 21. John Balkcom and Timothy Murphy on page 24.4 
Death*say 18601 

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, Duplin County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S411] Unknown author, Duplin County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Abstract of Minutes 1795-1798, Duplin County, North Carolina, Duplin County Historical Society, Rose Hill, North Carolina. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  4. [S406] Unknown author, 1800 U. S. Census, Duplin County, North Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (: accessed ). (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

John Bowen1

#2493, b. 1794
Last Edited23 Oct 2015
Birth*1794Duplin County, North Carolina, USA2 
Military*between 1812 and 1814Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; War of 1812, 'John Bowen', Third Regiment 9th Company (Duplin County), enlistment age 18.2 

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S413] Unknown author, North Carolina Adjutant-General's Dept, Muster Rolls of the Soldiers of the War of 1812: Detached from the Militia of North Carolina in 1812 and 1814 (N.p.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1926), . (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

John Bowen1

#2534, b. 1770
Last Edited23 Oct 2015
Father*Clifton Bowen Jr.1 b. 1735, d. 1793
Mother*Martha Harris1 b. s 1740
Birth*1770Duplin County, North Carolina, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S420] Shirley Bowen Elder, compiler, My Bowen, Barton, Harris, Scott, Hendon, Cranford Family Connections (Raleigh, North Carolina: Self Published, Second Edition, 1995). Hereinafter cited as My Bowen, Barton, Harris, Scott, Hendon, Cranford Family Connections.

Joshua Bowen1

#2488, b. between 1781 and 1790
Last Edited24 Oct 2015
Birth*between 1781 and 17901 
Cen-Head*7 August 1820Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; 'Joshua Bowen', head, male age 26-44, female 16-25; 1 free colored male u14, male slaves 2 14-25, 1 45+, female slaves 2 14-25, 2 45+; 1 foreigner not naturalized. Census image page 5. Neighbors Daniel Murphy and Timothy Murphy.2 
Cen-Head1830Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; 'Joshua Bowen', head, male 50-59, females 1 10-14, 1 50-59. Census image page 79. Neighbor Hardy Bowen.3 
Neighbor: Hardy Bowen

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S410] Unknown author, 1820 U.S. Census, Duplin County, North Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (: accessed ). (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  3. [S412] Unknown author, 1830 U.S. Census, Duplin County, North Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (: accessed ). (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Levi Bowen1

#2532, b. 1765
Last Edited23 Oct 2015
Father*Clifton Bowen Jr.1 b. 1735, d. 1793
Mother*Martha Harris1 b. s 1740
Birth*1765Duplin County, North Carolina, USA1 
Marriage*say 1785married Phoebe Williams1 

Citations

  1. [S420] Shirley Bowen Elder, compiler, My Bowen, Barton, Harris, Scott, Hendon, Cranford Family Connections (Raleigh, North Carolina: Self Published, Second Edition, 1995). Hereinafter cited as My Bowen, Barton, Harris, Scott, Hendon, Cranford Family Connections.

Lewis Bowen1

#2486, b. between 1791 and 1794
Last Edited25 Jan 2017
Birth*between 1791 and 17942,3,1 
Military*1814Duplin, North Carolina, USA; War of 1812: 'Lewis Bowen', Third Regiment 9th Company (Duplin County).4 
(Neighbor) Census1820Hester (?), US 1820 Census; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; female of Hester's approximate age was counted in the household of William Balkcom, who may have been Hester's son from before her marriage to John Balkcom (deceased), or he may be Wiley Balkcom, John's son.5 
(Neighbor) Census7 August 1820Edward Bowen; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward Bowen", head, males 2 u10, 1 10-15, 1 45+ (Edward), females 2 u10, 1 16-25, 1 26-44, 2 engaged in agriculture. Census image page 23. Neighbors Daniel Murphy (pg 23), William Balkcom (pg 22), Lewis Bowen (pg 22).6 
Cen-Head*7 August 1820Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "'Lewis Bowen", head: males 2 u10, 1 26-44, females 3 u10, 1 10-15, 1 26-44; 1 engaged in agriculture. Census image page 22. Neighbors William Balkcom adjacent, Daniel Merritt, Edward Bowen (pg 23). Note there is a Lewis Bowen counted in Sampson County,different family according to household composition.2 
Neighbor: William Balkcom
Cen-Head1830Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "'Lewis Bowen", head. Males 2 u5, 1 5-9, 1 10-14, 1 30-39 (Lewis); females 1 5-9, 1 10-14, 1 20-29. Census image page 23. Neighbors Wiley Balkcom, Daniel Murphy, and Polly Murphy.3 
Neighbor: Wiley Balkcom

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S410] Unknown author, 1820 U.S. Census, Duplin County, North Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (: accessed ). (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  3. [S412] Unknown author, 1830 U.S. Census, Duplin County, North Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (: accessed ). (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  4. [S413] Unknown author, North Carolina Adjutant-General's Dept, Muster Rolls of the Soldiers of the War of 1812: Detached from the Militia of North Carolina in 1812 and 1814 (N.p.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1926), . (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  5. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Duplin County, NC, Maryland Historical Society.
  6. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Duplin County, North Carolina.

Lewis Bowen1

#2487, b. circa 1787
Last Edited25 Jan 2017
Birth*circa 17872 
(Witness) Will18 August 1819Nathial Merritt; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; see attached copy. In his will, Nathial names sons Gabriel and Patrick, and daughters Treecy Merritt, Unity Merritt, and Ann Merritt. Son Patrick and friend John Bryan were named executors. Witnessed by John Bryan, David S. Merritt, and Lewis Bowen.3
Cen-Head*7 August 1820Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Lewis Bowen", males 2 u10, 1 10-15, 1 26-44 (Lewis), females 1 u10, 1 10-15, 1 26-44, 2 people engaged in agriculture. Census image page 1 of 3. In neighborhood with Balkcoms and many Merritts.4 
Census1850Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Lewis Bowen", head, age 63, laborer;
"Margaret" age 55;
"Durham" male age 22, laborer;
"Washington" male age 20, laborer;
"Margaret" age 16;
"M. Gordon" male age 9.2 

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Southern District, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S418] Record of Wills, 1782-1965, Sampson County, North Carolina, Will of Nathial Merritt, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S414] Unknown author, 1820 U.S. Census, Sampson County, North Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (: accessed ). (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Lewis Bowen1

#2616, b. circa 1815
Last Edited25 Jan 2017
Name VariationBoring; "Lewis Boring" in the census1 
Birth*circa 1815Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Head of Household) Census*16 December 1850Baker County, Georgia, USA; "Lewis Boring", male age 35, farmer, born Sampson County, North Carolina, no others in household.1 
Neighbor: Sarah (?)
Neighbor: Jacob Henry Merritt
Neighbor: Garrison Merritt

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Third District, Baker County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Littleton Bowen1

#2544, b. circa 1836
Last Edited31 Oct 2015
Mother*Eliza Cameron1 b. c 1812
Birth*circa 1836Tattnall County, Georgia, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Division 79, Tattnall County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Luke Bowen1

#2475, b. before 1774, d. 15 January 1829
Last Edited6 Oct 2015
Birth*before 1774Unknown GEDCOM info: proven2,1 
Census*1790Duplin, North Carolina, USA; Unknown GEDCOM info: proven 'Luke Bowen', 1 white male over 16 (Luke), 1 under 16, 2 white females. Census image page 6, near Elisha Bowen.2,1 
Death*15 January 1829New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA; abstract from The Carolina Observer: "D In this town on Monday, Mr. Luke Bowen, one of the oldest citizens of the place". "this town" probably referred to Fayetteville, NC, the home of this newspaper.3 

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S405] Unknown author, 1790 U. S Census, Duplin County, North Carolina, , , ; , . (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  3. [S417] Bessie R. Hubbard, compiler, Marriage and Death Notices 1816-1840 Abstracted from the Fayetteville Observer and Predecessor Papers (Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina: self published, 1991), January 15, 1829. Hereinafter cited as Marriage and Death Notices, The Carolina Observer Newspaper.

Mark Bowen1

#2485, b. between 1766 and 1784
Last Edited31 Oct 2015
Father*Clifton Bowen Jr.2 b. 1735, d. 1793
Mother*Martha Harris2 b. s 1740
Birth*between 1766 and 1784birth about 1760 per Bowen book. Possibly more than one Mark Bowen in Duplin.3,2 
Land*April 1784Effingham County, Georgia, USA; had land platted, at the same time as his father Clifton moved to Effingham County.4 
Marriage*say 1790married Nancy Brown2 
Cen-Head*1810Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Mark Bowin", head, males 1 u 10, 1 26-44, females 2 u10, 2 10-16, 1 26-44. Census image page 32. Hester Balkcom on page 28.3 
Cen-Head1830Bulloch County, Georgia, USA; "Mark Bowen" head, age 60-70, females 1 20-30, 1 u5. Census page 9. Penelope Bowen age 40-49 w/family and slaves was on page 17. Hezekiah Bowen age 30-40 and small family were also in the county.5 

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S420] Shirley Bowen Elder, compiler, My Bowen, Barton, Harris, Scott, Hendon, Cranford Family Connections (Raleigh, North Carolina: Self Published, Second Edition, 1995). Hereinafter cited as My Bowen, Barton, Harris, Scott, Hendon, Cranford Family Connections.
  3. [S407] Unknown author, 1810 U.S. Census, Duplin County, North Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (: accessed ). (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  4. [S422] Researcher Kenneth Bowen.
  5. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Bulloch County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Mary Bowen1

#2535, b. 1773, d. 1840
Last Edited23 Oct 2015
Father*Clifton Bowen Jr.1 b. 1735, d. 1793
Mother*Martha Harris1 b. s 1740
Birth*1773Duplin County, North Carolina, USA1 
Marriage*say 1790married Daniel Hendrick1 
Death*1840Screven County, Georgia, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S420] Shirley Bowen Elder, compiler, My Bowen, Barton, Harris, Scott, Hendon, Cranford Family Connections (Raleigh, North Carolina: Self Published, Second Edition, 1995). Hereinafter cited as My Bowen, Barton, Harris, Scott, Hendon, Cranford Family Connections.

Mily Bowen1

#2547, b. circa 1845
Last Edited31 Oct 2015
Mother*Eliza Cameron1 b. c 1812
Birth*circa 1845Tattnall County, Georgia, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Division 79, Tattnall County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Polly Bowen1

#2484, b. between 1784 and 1794
Last Edited23 Oct 2015
Birth*between 1784 and 17942,1 
Cen-Head*1810Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; 'Polly Bowen' female 16-26, male 16-26. Census image page 37. Neighbor Daniel Murphy.2 

Citations

  1. [S404] Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersJ-XuserDocumentsTempRMBowenExport-to-tmg-ansi.ged imported on 2015/10/06 at 15:13:18. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S407] Unknown author, 1810 U.S. Census, Duplin County, North Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (: accessed ). (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).