Benjamin BOWEN 1 2
- Born: 27 Dec 1784, Providence, RI 1
- Marriage: Lucina SAYLES on 25 Mar 1809
- Died: 6 Apr 1846, Sycamore, Hamilton, OH at age 61 1
- Buried: Hopewell Cemetery, Mongomery, OH
1800C: Not with parents nor found in RI
1810C: North Dist, Providence, RI- ?
1820C: Gloucester, Providence, RI- 26 to 45 yrs, w/wife, 4 boys & 3 girls
Males: 2 ( <10), 1 (10-16) Females: 2 (<10), 1 (16-28)
Father-in-law Ahab Sayles was nearby
1830C: Ward 5, Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH- 40 to 50 yrs, w/ wife, 9 boys & 2 girls
1 (40-50) Benjamin 1 (40-50) Lucinda
1 (20-30) Jabez 1 (30-40) servant?
3 (15-20) Francis, Clark & servant? 1 (10-15) Eliza
1 (10-15) Ben Jr
2 (5-10) Henry & Clovis
2 (<5) William & Pardon
1840C: Sycamore, Hamilton, OH- 50 to 60 yrs, w/wife, 7 boys & 3 girls
1 (50-60) Benjamin 1 (50-60) Lucina
1 (30-40) Jabez 1 (20-30) Eliza
1 (20-30) Ben Jr 1 (5-10) Hannah
2 (15-20) Henry, Clovis
2 (10-15) William & Pardon
Clark & Francis were already married w/children.
Ben was probably born in Glocester, Providence, RI.
Lineage earlier than this individual is taken from a consensus of on-line trees back to Richard (1660).
The LDS records refer to Ben as "Capt". No reference is made of a military title in the Montgomery, OH history of the Bowen's. It may have been related to the War of 1812 or a local militia.
Montgomery, OH History:
Benjamin Bowen,1784-1846, and his wife, Lucina Sayles Bowen, 1789-1852, came to Hamilton County, Ohio, about 1828 from Gloucester, Rhode Island. Benjamin was the son of Dr. Joseph Bowen, a Revolutionary War veteran. They were descendants of an early settler (1640) to Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Lucina Bowen was a descendant of Roger Williams, founder of the Colony of Providence and the State of Rhode Island.
All but one of their nine children were born in Rhode Island: Jabez, Clark S., Francis, Elizabeth Ann, Benjamin, Clovis H., Henry C., William F., and Pardon M. Daughter Hannah was born in Ohio.
Settling first in Cincinnati, Benjamin purchased about 105 acres in Sycamore and Symmes Townships in 1836 and 1838. Some land was parceled from Felix Rude and Joseph Snider lands Active members of the Montgomery Universalist Church, which may have drawn them to the area, Benjamin, one of the church's first trustees, and his family were contributors to the making of bricks for construction of the church. Benjamin and Lucina and many descendants are buried in the pioneer section of Hopewell Cemetery.
Most of Benjamin's and Lucina's children began their married lives in the Montgomery area.
Jabez Bowen was a blacksmith in Sycamore Township from about 1835-1880. He and his wife were members of the Universalist Church.
The church is now a historical monument located about six blocks from the one time Bowen home. The home is still occupied.
Find A Grave Memorial# 52158478
Noted events in his life were:
• Church: Montgomery, OH. According to the 1995 History of Montgomery:
The Universalist Church was built of sun-cured brick in 1837. It still stands and is in the National Registry of landmark list. Benjamin Bowen & family were instrumental in the founding and building of the church. He was a one of a group that broke with the Mongomery/Hopewell Presbyterian Church over doctrine. The Universalists held more liberal concepts and did not believe in infant damnation.
• Church, 1837, Montgomery, OH.
Benjamin Bowen was an original trustee of the Mongomery Universalist Church
• Residence, Cir 1850, 9611 Todd Lane, Mongomery, OH. According to the Montgomery 1995 History:
The original two-story house with a side addition was built shortly after 1800. About 1850 it was onwned by the Bowen family. It was still occupied in 2005.
Since Benjamin died in 1848, we are unsure as to which son purchased the home.
• Cemetery: Ben Bowen cemetery plot: Hopewell Cemetery, Mongomery, OH.
Benjamin married Lucina SAYLES, daughter of Ahab SAYLES and Lillis STEERE, on 25 Mar 1809. (Lucina SAYLES was born on 3 Feb 1789 in RI,1 died on 5 Mar 1852 in Sycamore, Hamilton, OH 1 and was buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Mongomery, OH.)
Mormon file notes marriage on 28 Mar 1809 in Glocester, Providence, RI