Bowen, Josiah a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born about 1788. After carrying on a printing establishment for some time in Brooklyn, N. Y., he entered the New York Conference in 1815, and continued in the regular work until 1840, filling many of the most important charges. He then became supernumerary, and in 1843 took a superannuated relation, which he held to the close of his life. He died Jan. 14, 1873. Mr. Bowen as a Christian was noticeable for his patience and meekness, and as a preacher for his ability. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1873, p. 50.