Bowen, Reuben a Methodist Episcopal minister, for years was an infidel, and took delight in perplexing all who could hot give a reason for their hope. He finally began a careful reading of the Bible, was convicted of his sin, and embraced Christ as his Saviour. In 1835 he entered the New England Conference, and labored with acceptance and success until his death, June 28, 1843. Mr. Bowen was a man deeply devoted to God, studious, and laborious. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1845, p. 583.