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  • Born 25 March 1796 - Cumberland Co., New Jersey, USA
  • Baptized 21 October 1810 - Fairfield Presbyterian Church, Cumberland Co., New Jersey, USA
  • Deceased 14 December 1882 - South Strabane, Washington Co., Pennsylvania, USA,aged 86 years old
  • Weaver
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    Individual Note

    Mnason Bowen was the son of Mnason Bowen (1772-1826) and Hannah (Seeley) (1774-1858), natives of New Jersey. Mnason the son served as a drummer boy in the War of 1812 in Captain James Burch's Company, Howell's Regiment, of the New Jersey Militia.

    In 1816 in New Jersey, Mnason married Deliverance Conrow/Conarroe. They had the following known children:

    Levi Bowen 1818-1900
    Mary Bowen
    Hannah Seely Bowen 1820-1901
    Rebecca Bowen 1822-

    A note about the given name Mnason:Many clueless researchers attempt to "correct" the given name Mnason to Mason. This in fact, is an erroneous assumption.

    The given name Mnason is of Greek origin and was a little known, or when known, easily forgotten Biblical character.

    Mnason was a first-century Cyprian Christian, who is mentioned in chapter 21 of the Acts of the Apostles as offering hospitality to Luke the evangelist, Paul the apostle and their companions, when they travelled from Caesarea to Jerusalem.

    There are several Mnasons in the Bowen family. Without exception, all would be displeased when their names were "corrected" to Mason.Mnason Bowen 1824-1904
    Sarah Ann Bowen 1830-1855

    Mnason was a weaver by trade. In 1819, Mnason moved his family from Cumberland County, New Jersey to Greene County, Pennsylvania. His wife Deliverance died in that location in about 1834. In about 1838, Mnason married Mary Meek, and she died in about 1844 in Pennsylvania. Mnason them moved west with some of his children. In the 1850 census, he was living in Highland County, Ohio, with his daughter Rebecca who was then married to a McNerland. It is believed that Mnason then went to Iowa before he settled for a time in Lewis County, Missouri. His son who bears his name settled in this county and died and is buried here.

    In 1859 in Clark County, Missouri, Mnason married a third time, against his family's wishes, to a widow 37 years his junior, Sarah E. Sidwell. They then returned to Greene County, Pennsylvania. They had the following known children:

    Isaac Newton Bowen 1861-
    Lorinda Bowen 1864-
    George Bowen 1867-

    In the 1870 census, Mnason was age 74 and his wife Sarah was 36. His children were ages 9, 6, and 3. They were living in South Strabane, Washington County, Pennsylvania, next to Mnason's widowed son-in-law Samuel Garber who had been married to Mnason's daughter Sarah Ann.

    In the 1880 census, Mnason was still living in Washington County, Pennsylvania at age 84 and listed his occupation as laborer. His wife Sarah was 45, and they had one child still at home, Larinda, age 16. Mnason died two years later in 1882. Reportedly, his wife Sarah and some of her family then moved to the Dakotas.

    - Information gathered by Blytha (Dennis) Ellis

    A note about the given name Mnason:Many clueless researchers attempt to "correct" the given name Mnason to Mason. This in fact, is an erroneous assumption.

    The given name Mnason is of Greek origin and was a little known, or when known, easily forgotten Biblical character.

    Mnason was a first-century Cyprian Christian, who is mentioned in chapter 21 of the Acts of the Apostles as offering hospitality to Luke the evangelist, Paul the apostle and their companions, when they travelled from Caesarea to Jerusalem.

    There are several Mnasons in the Bowen family. Without exception, all would be displeased when their names were "corrected" to Mason.

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    • Baptism: Baptism Record

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