|HUGH BOWEN, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 1; P.O. Monticello; born in Jones Co., Iowa, on Bowen's Prairie;" his father settled there, and the prairie received its name in honor of him; Mr. Bowen, Sr., was one of the oldest settlers in Jones Co.; he died in Colorado in 1864; his wife is still living and in Richland Township. His wife's maiden name was Jane Simmons, a native of Illinois; they were married in June, 1878; they have one child. Mr. B. lives on the farm of his father-in-law, Mr. Henry Simmons, and is also engaged in hauling milk to the creamery at Monticello. Mr. B. is a Democrat.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, (Chicago: Western Historical Publishing Company), p. 622.
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