Roseland Cottage

Ellen Holt Bowen

Ellen Holt married Henry Bowen at Christmas, 1865. At thirty-one, Ellen became the mother of the nine surviving Bowen children aged twenty to five. She and Henry had one son, Paul, born in 1868. Ellen remained the matriarch of the family after Henry’s death. She lived at their home in Brooklyn Heights and summered at Roseland Cottage until her death in 1903.