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James Bowen was born in New York City at 1808 and died in 1886 at Hastings-on-the-Hudson. He had several wives, the first two whom he outlived: Eliza Livingston, Josephine Oothout, and Athenia Livingston. The third wife was a cousin of the first. Bowen was a close friend of William Henry Seward and the newspaper, the Herald, referred to him as being part of Seward's clique: "We will not mention their names but their initials are Draper, Blatchford, and Bowen." He was also a general during the Civil War.

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Biography: 
James Bowen was born in New York City at 1808 and died in 1886 at Hastings-on-the-Hudson. He had several wives, the first two whom he outlived: Eliza Livingston, Josephine Oothout, and Athenia Livingston. The third wife was a cousin of the first. Bowen was a close friend of William Henry Seward and the newspaper, the Herald, referred to him as being part of Seward's clique: "We will not mention their names but their initials are Draper, Blatchford, and Bowen." He was also a general during the Civil War.
Citation Type: 
Book or Book Chapter
Book or Monograph Title: 
William H. Seward: 1831-1846
Author(s) or Editor(s): 
William Henry Seward, Frederick William Seward
Publisher Name: 
Derby and Miller
Year: 
1891
Start Page: 
513
End Page: 
513
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Website
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findagrave.com
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Citation Type: 
Book or Book Chapter
Book or Monograph Title: 
Between the Ocean and the Lakes: The Story of Erie
Author(s) or Editor(s): 
Edward Harold Mott
Chapter Title: 
Fathers in Erie
Publisher Name: 
J.S. Collins
Year: 
1901
Start Page: 
461
End Page: 
461