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M: 2496

2496. Obediah Bowen & 2497. Mary Clifton

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7/1/1627, Obediah born in Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales; s/o 4992. Richard Bowen & 4993. Ann ?.

1628, Mary born in Wales, England; d/o 4994. Thomas Clifton & 4995. Mary ?.

1638-1643, Obediah immigrated to America to MA with his parents.

1648 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA, Obediah married Mary.

Obediah listed on a committee recording an agreement with Miles Standish as purchasers of Sowams.

1657, Obediah took the oath of “Fidelitie” in Rehoboth.

6/22/1658, “At at town-meeting lawfully warned, lots were drawn for the meadows that lie on the north side of the town, in as followeth, according to person and estate:” 1. John Peck … 22. Richard Bowen, sen. 23. Obadiah Bowen, … 44. Richard Bowen, jr. … (S) The history of Rehoboth, Bliss.

1666, Obediah an inhabitant of Rehoboth.

1667, Swansea broke off from Rehoboth.

1670, Obediah an inhabitant of Swansea.

1671, Obediah on Bristol Co. tax list.

1672, “Obediah Bowen, Sur.” sold 60 acres to Nathanie Chaffe.

1679, Obediah one of several recipients of land lots.

1681, Obediah a Representative for Swansea.

8/21/1681, Obediah a jury foreman in a death by drowning of 2 men.

2/18/1697, Mary died in Rehoboth, MA.

2/7/1689, A list of the name of the proprietors, not inhabitants, of The Towne of Rehoboth; … Obidiah Bowen, sen’r. … Obidiah Bowen, jun’r.

12/11/1708, Obediah wrote his will: grown ancient; beq to sons Samuel and Joseph and dau Hannah Brooks; gr. ch. Aaron, Daniel and Nathan, sons of dec. son Obadiah; four pewter platters, given to him when he was baptized, he beq to four gr. daus. Katherine, Sarah, Alice and Elizabeth B.; some land recorded in Rehoboth he gave to James and Hezekiah B.; also beq to Lydia Mason.

9/10/1710, Obediah died in Swansea, MA; buried with Mary in Bowen Family Cemetery, Read Farm, Warren, RI. [His estate showed only cow as farm animals.]

Family notes:
• Obediah and his wife, members of the First Baptist Church of Swansea, were warned frequently about poor attendance.

Children of Obediah and Mary:

i. Obediah Bowen, born 9/18/1651 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.
7/25/1677 in Rehoboth, Obediah married Abigail Bullock, d/o Richard.
7/11/1699, Obediah died in Rehoboth.

ii. Mary Bowen, born 1/18/1653 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.
5/30/1673 in Rehoboth, Mary married Isaac Allen.

iii. Samuel Bowen (1248), born 7/16/1659 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.

iv. Joseph Bowen, born 6/26/1662 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.
1688 in MA, Joseph married Elizabeth Round.
12/27/1727, Joseph died in Rehoboth.

v. Thomas Bowen, born 8/3/1664 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.
6/17/1689, Thomas married Thankful Mason, d/o Sampson & Mary Butterworth.
1743, Thomas died; buried with his parents.

vi. Hannah Bowen, born 5/3/1665 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.
Hannah married Rev. Timothy Brooks.

vii. Lydia Bowen, born 4/23/1666 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.
9/4/1686 in Swansea, MA, Lydia married Joseph Mason, s/o Sampson & Mary Butterworth.
3/25/1758, Lydia died in Rehoboth.

viii. Mercy Bowen, born 3/18/1672 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.

ix. Isaac Bowen, born 9/30/1674 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.

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