This information is contributed by Frances Daly
Stephen Bowen served in the Revolutionary War from Duplin Co, NC. He was born June 1757. He served as a Private in the company commanded by Captain Sharpe of the regiment commanded by Çolonel Armstrong in the NC line from September 1778 to August 1780. He rose to the rank of Sargeant and served in the 5th Regiment under Lt Curtis Ivy. In May 1780, while on furlough, he married Rachel Hysmith, daughter of Daniel and Abegail Hysmith (Highsmith). They moved to Ga. after the War. In Georgia Stephen Bowen received a pension of $77.44 semi-annually according to Georgia Pension Record Cert. #19658. After his death, Rachel Hysmith Bowen #5044 received $80 per annum.