Bowen, Penuel a clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born at Woodstock, Conn. He graduated at Harvard College in 1762; was ordained as colleague-pastor with the Rev. Samuel Checkley, of the New South Church, Boston, April 30, 1766; was dismissed May 9, 1772; went to South Carolina in 1787; took orders in the Protestant Episcopal Church; became rector of St. John's parish, Colleton, and died in October of the same year. He was the father of bishop Bowen of South Carolina. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 1, 708.