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Berkeley County West Virginia Biography of M. Tucker BOWEN

         M. Tucker BOWEN was born in Frederick County, Virginia, on April 16, 1852, and moved to Berkeley County April 1, 1878. He was the son of Middleton and Susan R. (Barley) Bowen, who later moved to Champaign County, Ohio.

         On September 21, 1875, in Frederick County, he married Nanie M. Boden (a native of that county born on October 27, 1856), daughter of Henry and Mary J. Boden. M. Tucker and Nanie M. Bowen had three children: Harry G. Bowen, January 4, 1877-?; Daisy T. Bowen, June 9, 1879-?; and Holmes Mc. Bowen, May 11, 1881-?.

         M. Tucker BOWEN was commissioner of revenue in Frederick County in 1871-72 and justice of the peace, elected October 1880 for four years, and was a teacher by profession.

         The Bowen family is of English descent, settling first in Maryland and emigrating to Virginia about 1800. His motherís family, the Barley family, is German, having settled in Virginia about 1780.

         The M. Tucker Bowen home is in Darkesville, Mill Creek District, Berkeley County, West Virginia.

    Submitted by Marilyn Gouge and extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Berkeley County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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