Roseland Cottage

Lucy Tappan Bowen

Lucy Maria Tappan married Henry Chandler Bowen in 1844 when she was nineteen years old. She was the daughter of Bowen’s former employer, Lewis Tappan of Brooklyn, New York. Henry and Lucy established their household in Brooklyn Heights, where their first child, a son, was born in 1845. Lucy gave birth to nine more children, six boys and three girls, over the next eighteen years. She died of childbirth complications in 1863, just four weeks after she gave birth to the couple’s tenth child.