Ephraim Bowen Jr.

4 March 1804–20 November 1893 (Age 89)
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ephraim

When Ephraim Bowen Jr. was born on 4 March 1804, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ephraim Bowen, was 35 and his mother, Rhoda Bates, was 33. He married Lepha Parker on 3 October 1830, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 20 November 1893, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Bowen Jr.
1804–1893
Lepha Parker
1806–
Marriage: 3 October 1830
Rhoda Ann Bowen
1834–1903
Ellen Maria Bowen
1838–1887

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 October 1830
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
children

(2)

    Rhoda Ann Bowen

    Female1834–1903Female

    Ellen Maria Bowen

    Female1838–1887Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 7

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 26

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • Ephraim Bowen in household of Reuben Bowen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ephraim Bowen in entry for Ellen Maria Bowen, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Ephraim Bowen in entry for Ellen Maria Bowen, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"

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