Sarah Bowen

F, b. 6 November 1654, d. 14 May 1703
FatherObadiah Bowen b. 3 Jan 1627, d. 10 Sep 1710
MotherMary Clifton b. c 1628, d. 18 Feb 1697
     Important Notes: It is not known whether the Sarah, who married John Savage, was the daughter of Obadiah or the daughrer of his brother, Richard II. Each brother had a Sarah - Obadiah's Sarah born: 06 November 1654 and Richard's Sarah born:
7 February 1656. There are three marriages attributed to Sarah Bowen: one on 16 May 1672 to John Savage, another on 29 September 1681 to Joseph Brooman & one on 27 December 1686 to Preserverence Abel. Whether all three marriages can be attributed to one Sarah or to both is unknown. It is quite possible that they belong to one Sarah and that only one of theses Sarah's lived to adulthood. Both Sarah's have had the same death date of 14 May 1703 attributed to them. Any thoughts or additional information would be greatly appreciaated.

See Sarah Bowen [no. 22003], daughter of Obadiah & Mary [Chilton] Bowen. Sarah was born on Friday, 6 November 1654 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Sarah married John Savage on 16 May 1672 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. She and John were blessed with 4 children. Sarah's husband, John, died on 22 August 1678 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, leaving her a widow. Sarah married 2nd Joseph Brooman on 29 September 1681 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1 Sarah's husband, Joseph, died before 17 December 1686 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, leaving her a widow. Sarah married 3rd Lieut. Preserved Abel on 27 December 1686 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.2 Sarah departed this life on Monday, 14 May 1703 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Family 1

John Savage b. c 1645, d. 22 Aug 1678

Family 2

Joseph Brooman d. b 17 Dec 1686

Family 3

Lieut. Preserved Abel b. 1644, d. 18 Aug 1724


  1. [S115] Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations Of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, On The Basis Of Farmer's Registar, Volume VII: page 24 - Sarah Bowen, widow of John Savage, married 29 September 1681 Joseph Brooman, if Colonial Record gives the name right.
  2. [S882] Horace A. Abell, Abell Family in America: Robert Abell of Rehoboth, Mass, his English Ancestry and his, page 47 - Preserved married 2nd, Sarah Bowen, December 27, 1686 at Rehoboth. She was born February 7, 1656 at Rehoboth, died there May 14, 1704 (G.S.ins.), daughter of Richard and Ester (Sutton) Bowen.