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William Bowen 

*c. 1763 - †?
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a) MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION, 17 VOLS.: "Bowen, William, Uxbridge. Descriptive list of enlisted men; Capt. Taft's co., Col. Tyler's regt.; age, 18 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, light; occupation, farmer; residence, Uxbridge; enlisted Feb. 10, 1781; enlistment, 3 years." Revolutionary War Pension # S45300 Mass. line, applied from Monroe county NY. Listed 8 children, Sibil 24, married and very poor, Rina 23, married and very poor, a boy 22 who is" weakly and unable to contribute to my support, " Cora age 21, Emery 19 married, Olive 15 , Elijah 11, and another son 9. This request must be after 1831, since Emery is already married A letter in his pension request states " when a boy I was acquainted with William Bowen at Mendon and Uxbridge Worchester county Mass." Another letter in this file mentions a wife Lenora, and these children, William 14, a boy Elaine 12, Emery, Olive 8, another boy 5, and Elijah 4, and Lewis 2. A Thomas and Elizabeth are also noted.

  • c. 1763