Clarissa Burrows

December 1831–
Greene, Greene, Chenango, New York, United States

The Life of Clarissa

When Clarissa Burrows was born in December 1831, in Greene, Greene, Chenango, New York, United States, her father, William Burrows, was 21 and her mother, Climena Holcomb, was 32. She married Benjamin Franklin Bowen in 1855, in Greene, Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Fenton, Broome, New York, United States in 1880 and Greene, Chenango, New York, United States in 1920.

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Benjamin Franklin Bowen
Clarissa Burrows
Marriage: 1855
Willis D. Bowen

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    Benjamin Franklin Bowen



Greene, Greene, Chenango, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or tumulus, Old English beorg, a cognate of Old High German berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’ ( see Berg ). This name has become confused with derivatives of Old English burh ‘fort’ ( see Burke ). Reaney suggests a further derivation from Old English būr ‘bower’ + hūs ‘house’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Claricy M Bowen in household of William D Bowen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clarissa Bowen in household of Benjamin F Bowen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Clarissa Bowen in household of Benjima F Bowen, "United States Census, 1880"

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