The second cemetery in Warren with burials prior to 1700 is the Obadiah Bowen Lot.
(Above gravestone) Mary Clifton Bowen was the daughter of Thomas Clifton. She married Obadiah Bowen in 1648/9 in Rehoboth, MA. She was buried in 1697 with her husband.
(Above gravestones) Obadiah Bowen, Jr, son of Obadiah Bowen and Mary Clifton. is the grandson of Richard Bowen and Ann Born/Bourne who immigrated to America in 1640 from Wales. He married Abigail Bullock 25 July 1677 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
A manuscript from the Rhode Island Historical Society reads “There is a deed on record in Town Clerk’s office at Warren, under date of Dec. 1783, from Nathaniel Bowen to his son James Bowen describing the farm on which this burial lot is located and which states that it was laid out by ‘my grandfather, Obadiah Bowen.’ [1627-1710].”
Between 1992 visit and 2000 this cemetery was cleared, grass was planted and stones repaired. It is now one of the nicest family cemeteries in the state
Click here for the Find-A-Grave web page about this cemetery.
The cemetery is located behind the East Bay Collaborative building on the southeast corner of School House Road and and Market Street, Warren.