Sarah Bowen

Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life Summary 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

    Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ (see Owen ), with fused patronymic marker (a)p, which is normally voiced before a vowel.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ (see Bohan ).Irish: used to ‘translate’ Ó Cnáimhín ‘descendant of Cnáimhín’, a personal name meaning ‘little bone’ or ‘little body’, see Nevin 1.

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Sarah in entry for Cloe Luther, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Sarah Bowen, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Sarah in entry for Cloe Luther, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"

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