John Henry Bowen
|John Henry Bowen|
|United States Representative|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th district
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Washington County, Virginia
|Died||September 25, 1822 (aged 42)
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Allen Bowen|
|Children||Mary Bowen Yerger
Grant Allen Bowen
Bowen was born in Washington County, Virginia in September 1780, son of Captain William Bowen and Mary Henley Russell. He moved with his parents to Sumner County in 1784. When he was sixteen years of age, he attended school in Lexington, Kentucky. In approximately 1800, he studied law in the office of John Breckinridge in Lexington and was admitted to bar.
Bowen was elected to the Thirteenth Congress, which lasted from March 4, 1813 to March 3, 1815, as a Democratic-Republican. He then continued to engage in the practice of law in Gallatin until his death there.
In 1815 Bowen married Elizabeth Allen. They had four children; two who died young, and two who reared large families. The eldest, Mary, married Judge Jacob S. Yerger of Greenville, Miss. a member of the famous Yerger family formerly of Lebanon. They had three sons killed in the Confederate army. Grant Allen Bowen married Amanda Yerger. They left two children John H. Jr., and Mary.
Death and legacy
Bowen died on September 25, 1822, at about age 49 years. The location of his interrment is unknown. His brick home, bought by Governor William Trousdale, was presented by the widow, Mrs. Anne Berry Trousdale, to the Daughters of the Confederacy.
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