Benjamin Bowen

25 August 1794–after 1870 (Age 75)
Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Bowen was born on 25 August 1794, in Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Bowen, was 31 and his mother, Huldah Jane Short, was 29. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Esther Sperry. He lived in Otto, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1850 and East Otto, Cattaraugus, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died after 1870, at the age of 77.

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Benjamin Bowen
Esther Sperry
Fanny Bowen
Elmina Jane Bowen
Diana Bowen
Jarvis Bowen
Jesse Bowen
Elison Bowen

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World Events (8)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 3

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Bowen in household of John Tracy, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Benjamin Born in household of John Tracy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin Bowen in household of John Tracy, "New York State Census, 1865"

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