Bowdish, Leonard a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at New Lisbon, N. Y., in 1812. He experienced conversion at the age of sixteen; soon began exhorting, and in 1833 entered the Oneida Conference, wherein, without intermission for thirty-three years, he continued with success. In 1866 he became superannuated and removed to the sea-shore; spent two years laboring in the Providence Conference, and finally died at Bainbridge, N. Y., May 23, 1870. Mr. Bowdish was a man of energy and superior intellectual ability, remarkable for elegance of style and clearness in his pulpit delivery. He was fearless. uncompromising, and eminently successful. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1871, p. 96.