Silas Bowker

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Silas Bowker (April 26, 1769 Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts – October 14, 1834 Locke, Cayuga County, New York) was an American politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Silas Bowker (1739–1789) and Esther (Hobbs) Bowker (1739–1824). He married Amy Harding (1769–1843), and they had six children. His father Silas Bowker, was a revolutionary spy, who disguised as a Native American was captured by the British and was taken to Canada, where he escaped.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Cayuga Co.) in 1814 and 1814–15.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (7th D.) in 1823; and again of the State Assembly (Cayuga Co.) in 1824.

He was buried at a cemetery in Locke, known as the Bowker Family or the Abbott Farm Cemetery.

Sources[edit]

  • The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 125, 139, 188f and 200; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)

External links[edit]

New York State Senate
Preceded by
new district
New York State Senate
Seventh District (Class 1)

1823
Succeeded by
Jedediah Morgan