Person:John Bowen (80)

m. ABT 1756
  1. John Bowen1757 - 1789
  2. Reece Bowen1759 - 1828
  3. Louisa 'Levicie' Bowenbef 1767 -
  4. Col. Henry Bowen1770 - 1850
m. 1784
  1. Louisa Bowenabt 1784/85 -
Facts and Events
Name John Bowen
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1757 Glade Creek, Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 1784 Virginiato Nancy Gillespie
Death[1] 1789 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

John Bowen was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Andrew Lamy vs. Ward--O. S. 179; N. S. 63--Bill 31st July, 1806. Orator previous to 1st January, 1778, made a settlement on a tract in then Fincastle County, now Tazewell, and in 1780 obtained a certificate from the Commissioner. In 1788 John Bowen made an entry in Russell County adjoining orator. During summer, 1789, Bowen died testate, devising the land to his widow and only daughter an infant. The widow Nancy married Thomas Ferguson and they sold to John Ward, who sold to Arthur Blankenship. The daughter (Louisa), of Bowen, married Reese Gillespie. Blankenship and Gillespie have sold to Isaac King. Answer of John Ward says John Bowen did have a right to 200 acres adjoining David Ward (John's father), Martha King and orator.


From "Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia", Harman, Vol II, page 384:

John Bowen; eldest son of Rees Bowen; fought at Battle of Kings Mountain in Revolutionary War; married Nancy Gillespie in 1784; bought home in Russell Co, VA in 1788; died in Philadelphia, PA in hotel in 1789 where he had gone to sell cattle; will named wife, Nancy, and daughter, Louisa. Nancy Gillespie Bowen; remarried to Thomas Ferguson; moved to Knox Co, TN. Louisa Bowen; married Reese B. Gillespie in 1802.

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