Bowen, John, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in -Bedford county, Pa., June 8, 1793, was licensed to preach in 1820. In 1823 he was admitted on trial in the Baltimore Conference; ordained a deacon by Bishop Soule, April 10, 1825, and an elder by Bishop Roberts, April 15, 1827. During two and-forty years he fulfilled this ministry which he had received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the Gospel of the grace of God; twenty-three in Pennsylvania, fourteen in Maryland (including nearly four years of superannuation), and five in Virginia. Twenty-six of these years were on large circuits, and twelve in stations. He died Nov. 18, 1864.- Minutes of Conferences, 1865, p. 11; Christian Advocate, May 11, 1865.