Roseland Cottage

Ellen Holt Bowen

Ellen Holt married Henry Bowen on Christmas Day, 1865. From Pomfret, Connecticut, she was thirty-one and Henry’s second cousin. Ellen became the mother of the nine surviving Bowen children who ranged in age from five to twenty. She had one child with Henry, Paul who was born in 1868. Ellen remained the matriarch of the family after Henry’s death. She divided her time between Roseland Cottage and their home in Brooklyn Heights until her death in 1903.