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John Bowen, Jr.

Male 1743 - Abt 1768  (~ 25 years)


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  • Name John Bowen  [1
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born WFT Est 1708-1743  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1768  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I148248  My Genealogy

    Father John Bowen,   b. WFT Est 1668-1715,   d. WFT Est 1708-1794  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Lily McIlhaney,   b. WFT Est 1675-1718,   d. WFT Est 1708-1800  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married WFT Est 1694-1750  [1
    Family ID F60759  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Mathews,   b. WFT Est 1716-1744,   d. WFT Est 1770-1831, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married WFT Est 1733-1766  [1
    Children 
     1. Moses Bowen,   b. WFT Est 1737-1769,   d. WFT Est 1750-1852  (Age ~ 83 years)
     2. Ann Bowen,   b. WFT Est 1737-1769,   d. WFT Est 1755-1855  (Age ~ 86 years)
     3. Rebecca Bowen,   b. WFT Est 1737-1769,   d. Abt 1833, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     4. William Bowen,   b. 6 Mar 1756, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1828, Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. John Bowen, III,   b. 18 Sep 1758, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1790, Wilkes County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     6. Elizabeth Bowen,   b. 31 Oct 1767, Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1825, Limestone County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F60743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Will of John Bowen, is recorded in Will Book 4, Page 136, Records of Augusta County, Virginia:

      "In the Name of God Amen. I John Bowen of Augusta County Colony Dominion of Virginia being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks and praise to God and calling to minde the mortallity of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, first of all I commit my soul to the hands of God who gave it and my body to be buried in the earth at the discretion of my executors Secondly I ordere all my just debts to be paid & as for the remains of my estate both rail & personal to be disposed of in manner & form as followeth. Item I give and bequeath unto my three sons John Moses and William Bowen all my lands and tennements and if either of them the said John Moses or William should die before they have lawful issue or come to the years of maturity his part of said lands & tennement is and shall be equally devided between my three daughters Viz Anne Rebecka & Elizabeth or the heirs of their body lawfully begotten and that if two or all shall die of my sons then the whole is to decend to be equally devided between my daughters in manner & form as afforesaid. Item I give and bequeath unto my three daughters before mentioned Anne Rebeka & Elizabeth all the remains of my personal estate to be equally devided between them except Item I give and bequeath unto my dearly & well beloved wife Rachel Bowen, the bigg sorrel mare her bed & all her close and her thirds of all my personal estate & first liberty of the dwelling house & plantation during her weedohood or natural life but if she marries she is to have only the dwelling house and one halfe of the improvement during her natural life AND LASTLY I constitute nominate and appoint Rachell my well beloved wife William Mathews & William Bowen my trusty and well beloved brothers to be Executors of this my last will and test & I doe by these presents disannul revoak and disalow all other wills & teste and this to be my last will in testimony whereof I have hereunto interchangably set my hand this twenty seventh day of July 1768.

      John (his x mark) Bowen LS

      "Sealed & Delivered
      in the presence of us

      "John Smith; Joseph Luney; Richard Mathews; Malcolm Allen

      "At a Court Continued and held for Augusta County August the 17th 1768, This last will and testament of John Bowen deceased was proved by the oaths of Malcolm Allen and Richard Mathews two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of William Mathews and William Bowen two of the Executors therein named who made oath according to law certificate for obtaining a probat thereof in due form is granted them they having with security entered into and acknowledged their bond according to law.

      "Recorded in Augusta County Clerk's Office, Staunton, Virginia, in Will Book 4, Page 136."

  • Sources 
    1. [S324] World Family Tree Vol. 175, Ed. 1, MyFamily.com, Inc., (Release date: April-2005 Customer pedigree.).