Person:Rev. James Asbury Bowen

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Rev. James Asbury Bowen


 Methodist Minister

Born:December 18, 1850, Waterford, Marshall County, MS

Notes:

•  "Son of Randall Asbury and Sarah Ann (Lewis) Bowen, the former a native of Mississippi, the latter of North Carolina; grandson of John Bowen who lived in Bedford and Rutherford Counties, Tenn." - Alabama Biography

•  "Mr. Bowen attended private schools in his native county, and was for two years a student at New Middleton academy, Smith County, Tenn." - Alabama Biography

•  "He was licensed to preach in 1872 and was admitted to the North Mississippi Methodist conference in 1876, serving that connection for thirty years, with pastorates in Corinth, Aberdeen, Columbus, Macon, Tupelo, Water Valley, Greenville, Winona and several smaller towns. He was for two years agent of the Grenada female college, Mississippi; was transferred to the North Alabama conference, 1908, with a charge in Huntsville; was appointed by the bishop as conference evangelist, 1910; was previously chairman of the committee of nine that projected plans for prohibition in Mississippi." - Alabama Biography

•  Knight of Pythias and a Mason - Alabama Biography

•  Married: (1) July 9, 1887, at Holly Springs, Miss., to Alice, daughter of Nathan W. and Martha Cawthorn of that place; (2) May 9, 1889, at Center, to Mrs. Sarah Emma Horn, of Rome, Ga., daughter of James and Susan McGee of Center. - Alabama Biography

•  His son, C. A. Bowen, was a Methodist minister and Married Nellie Sloss of Birmingham. He was born to Alice Cawthorn Bowen, Rev. James Asbury Bowen's first wife. - Alabama Biography


Related Links:
•  Alabama Biography - History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 3, by Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, © 1921, p. 179.



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