Biography of Chauncy E. Bowen of Le Roy, NY

Chauncy E. Bowen, an only child, was born July 25, 1833, in Saratoga County, N. Y. His parents dying when he was but a child, he lived with his grandfather Bowen, on a farm. At the age of 10 years he came to Le Roy and lived with an uncle. He received a common school education, and was a painter by trade. December 24, 1861, he enlisted in the 105th N. Y. Regt, which afterward became the 94th Regiment, and participated in the battles of Bull Run, Fredricksburg, Antietam, Gettysburg, and others, and was discharged in December, 1864. He married, January 1, 1856, Emeline J. M, daughter of Julius C. and Hannah M. (Widdifield) Kellogg. Julius C. Kellogg, born in 1811, came with his parents to Le Roy when young. He was a good swordsman, and during the Patriot war in 1837 received a commission as lieutenant for the purpose of drilling troops. He was a regimental drill master, and a prominent Mason. In 1870 he moved to Iowa, where he remaincd two years, when he returned to New York, but in 1878 went again to Iowa and located in Cedar County, where he died January 21, 1882. He reared two children, Emeline J. M. and Julius F. The latter was killed in May, 1889, at Trenton, Tenn., while assisting the marshal of the village in making an arrest. Julius C. Kellogg was a son of Elijah, who was born in Vermont, and was a paper manufacturer. His wife was Hannah Herrick, who bore four Sons and three daughters. He moved to Bethany in 1856, where he died, aged 88 years. Chauncy E. Bowen, f9r a time after his marriage, lived in Bethany, and after the war be located in Le Roy, where he resided until his death, January 4, 1888. He reared four children, viz.: Julius F., Lewis C., Emma M., and Leon W.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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