[Lived in Winfield or Nearby Area.]
WE NEED FEDERAL CENSUS FOR 1870 AND KANSAS CENSUS FOR 1875
The February 1870 census of Manning’s listed G. J., J. I., Lilla, and W. F. Bowen.
The June 1870 Federal census does not list any Bowen Family.
The Kansas state census for Richland township in 1875 lists:
W. F. Bowen 50 m w Kentucky Kentucky
E. J. Bowen 52 f w Kentucky Kentucky
L.? T. Bowen 16 f w Kentucky Kentucky
Daniel Maker 32 m w Ireland Missouri
John L. Bowen 25 m w Kentucky Kentucky
Phebe J. Bowen 24 f w Iowa Iowa
Nellie F. Bowen 8 f w Kansas
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1873.
Our mutual friend, Frank Bowen, near Winfield, Cowley County, has his farm deeded and all enclosed. His crops are unsurpassed and his stock of hogs unequaled in Southern Kansas. Frank is a brick, made of the pure Kentucky clay, and would be happy, only he says Jake stopped sending him the Emporia News.
Winfield Courier, July 27, 1876.
John Bowen sold his farm, near Floral, last week, and will purchase another near the New Salem P. O. If a man sells here, he don't go away. Once a citizen of Cowley, always a citizen, is the principle that actuates our sons of toil.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
NOTE: LEGAL DESCRIPTION IS GIVEN...GOING TO SKIP UNLESS IT IS IN WINFIELD PROPER.
W. F. Bowen and wife to P. A. Shields. $1,000.
[REPORT FROM "PHIL." AT PLEASANT HILL.]
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1879.
PLEASANT HILL, MAY 16, 1879.
Mr. Bowen has sold his farm and moved to Winfield.
[REPORT FROM "LADY SUBSCRIBER" - NEW SALEM.]
Winfield Courier, February 26, 1880.
Mr. Robinson is the happy owner of the Bowen property, for which he gave $1,100.
The Richland township census of 1874 lists W. F. Bowen, age 49, and his wife E. J., age 50; J. L., age 24, and his wife, Phebe J., age 23.