Sarah Bowen

Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Bowen was born in 1741, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, her father, Elisha Bowen, was 18 and her mother, Chloe Luther, was 14. She married James Luther in 1770. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters.

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James Luther
Sarah Bowen
Marriage: 1770
Chloe Luther
Lydia Luther
Rhoda Luther
Betsy Luther
Lydia Luther
Sarah Luther
Martin Luther
Sarah Tracy Luther
Peleg Luther

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World Events (2)

1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 22

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 31

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

Name Meaning

1 English, of Welsh origin: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ ( see Owen ).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ ( see Bohan ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Luther in entry for Pelick Luther, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Sarah Luther in entry for Peleg Luther, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Sarah in entry for Cloe Luther, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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