William Bowen was born in North Carolina about 1794. William was a merchant while living in 1850 in Lawrence County, Mississippi, and a druggist while residing in Jefferson County, Mississippi in 1860. He married Eliza K. ? and had at least the following children, all born in South Carolina:

  1. John B. Bowen, born abt. 1827 in South Carolina. Employed as a Gunsmith in 1850 and still living with family in Lawrence County, Mississippi.
  2. Jacques B. Bowen, born about 1829 in South Carolina. Employed as a Gunsmith in 1850 and 1860. Married abt. 1859 to Mary ? and resided in Jefferson County in 1860.
  3. James L. Bowen, born abt. 1846 in South Carolina. He was enrolled in school in Lawrence County, Mississippi in 1850, and enumerated with his father at Jefferson County, Mississippi as a clerk in the 1860 census.
  4. Adville G. C. Bowen was born abt. 1848 in South Carolina. He was enrolled in school in Lawrence County, Mississippi in 1850, and enumerated with his father at Jefferson County, Mississippi as a clerk in the 1860 census. Adville served as a private for Company H, 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War.
  5. Henry P. Bowen was born abt. 1851 in South Carolina. He was enrolled in school in Lawrence County, Mississippi in 1850, and enumerated with his father at Jefferson County, Mississippi as a clerk in the 1860 census. Henry  served as a private for Company H, 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War.

Notes:

William’s parents remain unproven to me, but Jesse Bowen received a Land Patent in Lawrence County, Mississippi 5 Jan 1841, and may be related to William in some manner. E. L. Bowen, a long-time resident in Lawrence County, was there as early as 1840, age 30-40, and may possibly be a brother or cousin to William.

Sources:

1850 Census, Lawrence County, Mississippi

HouseFamilySurnameGivenMiddleAgeSexColorOccupationProperty
Value
BirthMarriedSchoolEduComments
11BowenWilliamH56mwMerchant2000NC
11BowenElizaK50fwSC
11BowenJohnB23mwGun Smith50SC
11BowenJacquesB21mwGun SmithSC
11BowenJamesL14mwSCX
11BowenAG C12mwSCX
11BowenHenryP9mwSCX

 

1860 Census, Jefferson County, Mississippi

HouseFamilySurnameGivenMiddleAgeSexColorOccupationReal
Value
Property
Value
BirthMarriedSchoolEduComments
575543BowenWilliam66mDruggist50007500NC
BowenE.K.60fSC
BowenJ.L.24mClerkSC
BowenA.G.21mClerkSC
BowenHenryP.18mClerkSC
576544BowenJ.B.30mGunsmith1000500SCX
BowenMary17fMSX

 

Researched, written and submitted by Dennis N. Partridge. Copyright 2008 by Dennis N. Partridge.