Biography of Newton S. Bowne
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Bowne, Newton Sydney, was born in Dutchess county in March, 1842, son of William and grandson of Thopelis Bowne, natives of Connecticut. William was one of seven children. In his early days he worked in a blast furnace, and later devoted his time to farming. His wife was Amy Wetheral, and their children were John, William, Sarah, Mary, Laura, Caroline and Newton S. Subject early learned the machinist trade, and in 1861 enlisted in a regiment raised by Colonel Colt of Colt's firearms fame, which was later transformed into the Fifth Connecticut Vols., and served three years, some of the principal engagements being Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. During the retreat out of Culpepper he was captured, but managed to elude the guards at midnight and escaped, receiving a severe wound in the knee fired from ambush. From 1864 to 1872 he followed blacksmithing, from 1872 to 1884 conducted a general merchandise store in Mallory, since which time he has resided on his present farm. In 1865 he married Margaret Clune, a native of Ireland, and they have one child, Mrs. Ella Milligan of Syracuse. Subject is a member of Isaac Waterbury G. A. R. Post.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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