He married Mary Ann Riley before June, 1801. Mary was the daughter of Levin Riley. Mary died 1848 in Worcester Co., MD. She made a will in Worcester Co., MD, November 18, 1848. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Co., MD Wills LPS f.391, p. 48)
Mary's will was probated in Worcester Co., MD, December 5, 1848. Mary named daughters Rebecca A. Bowen, Maria Purnell wife of Moses, Caroline Marshall wife of Zadock, Laura A. Jones wife of William H. Jones, and sons Stephen R., James W. and Henry Bowen. Her son-in-law, Zadock Marshall, was executor. Witnesses: John R. Franklin, Hillary R. Pitts and Isaac Holland. Jethro Bowen left his son, James, "Small Lot" in Worcester County. James of Jethro, with wife Mary, sold in 1803 and 1805 parcels of "Burtons Chance" to Zadock Purnell. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Land Records, p. 88) In 1803, James of Jethro and wife Mary sold part of "Dioce" to Zadock Purnell. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Land Records, p. 180) In 1805, James & Mary sold part of "Rounds Luck" which he received from his father, Jethro, to his brother, Jeptha. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Land Records, p. 532) James also held part of "Johns Inheritance" which he gave to daughters Emily Mary and Laura Ann in 1836. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Land Records, p. 334)
David Bowen purchased 140 acres of "Bowens Safety" from Zadock Marshall and wife and Rebecca Bowen that formerly belonged to James Bowen deceased in Queponco. (Zadock Marshall's wife was Cornelia Bowen, sister of Rebecca) "Bowens Safety" was patented for 144 acres in 1806 by James Bowen. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Co. Land Records, p. 68)
James Bowen and Mary Ann Riley had the following children:
Zadock was born 1815. Zadock was the son of Zadock Marshall(Sr.) and Peggy Costen. Zadock died 1870 at 55 years of age. Zadock is listed in the 3rd Election District, Worcester County, for the 1850 census. He is ennumerated next to Josiah Marshall. He was Sheriff of Worcester County. (See Marshall Family of Northampton Co.) Caroline was named in her mother's will dated November 18, 1848, Worcester Co. MD (Ruth Dryden, Book LPS, p. 48)
177 ii. Maria Mary Bowen. She married Moses Purnell in Worcester Co., MD, before 1821. Moses was born in Worcester Co., MD 1784. Moses was the son of Matthew Purnell(Cpt.) and Mary Houston. Moses died April 19, 1859 in Worcester Co., MD, at 74 years of age. (notes of Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum) His father left him "Addition to Thurbin (Sherborn)". Moses was named by his sister in 1829. Moses and Maria are listed in the 1850 census at Berline, MD: Moses 65, Maria 45, Moses 19, Josephine 14, Levi 8.
178 iii. James William Selby Bowen. He married Eliza M. Bratton in Worcester Co., MD, January 3, 1837. (Mary Beth & Vanessa Long, Worcester Co. Marriage Licenses, p. 88) Named in wills of both parents. Father left him "Small Lot."
James Bowen had the following children:
183 viii. Jane Bowen. Jane died about 1836. She married Zadock Purnell in Worcester Co., MD, July 25, 1825. Zadock was born in Worcester Co., MD 1799. Zadock was the son of John Purnell(Cpt.) and Elizabeth Rackliff. Zadock died 1841 in Worcester Co., MD, at 42 years of age. Known as "Big Zadock," he is shown as an orphan of John Purnell and John Purnell's mother was Robert Mitchell's widow August court 1809. (orphans court-transcribed by Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum; marriages & dates, Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family) Zadock's children and their marriages came from the notes of Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum. Zadock and his family were ennumerated in the 1850 census of Worcester County, MD: Zadock, 51, Mary 47, Elizabeth 12, Clementine 10, Zadock 18, John 8, William H. 5. She is not named in her father's will, nor are her children.
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