John Bowie

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Personal and Family Information

John was the son of James Bowie and Sarah Whitehead. The date and place of his birth have not been found.

He died about 1816 in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.

His wife was Nancy Scoggins. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their only known child was John (c1790-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

John Bowie
(-c1816)

 

James Bowie
(c1739-c1796)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Sarah Whitehead
(-<1797)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
DeathABT 1816
Place: Catahoula Parish, Louisiana
Agency: page 43 Rezin Bowie Family
The Rezin Bowie Family of Louisiana
Source: The Rezin Bowie Family of Louisiana
Authors: Virginia Lobdell Jennings 1998
Date: 1998
Publisher: Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Society POBox 82060 Baton Rouge, LA 70884-2060

Other Event18 JUL 1799
Place: Logan County, Kentucky
Type: Deed
Address: Deed Book A-1, page 241 John Bowie named in fee demand about stolen horse. Brother Reason Bowie listed twice in Deed Book A-1 and once in Book C
Logan County, Kentucky Deed Abstracts 1792-1813 Deed Books A-1, A,B, and C
Source: Logan County, Kentucky Deed Abstracts 1792-1813 Deed Books A-1, A,B, and C
Authors: Murry 1993
Publisher: found in Fayettville Ark Pubic Libray
Citation Date: 18 JUL 1799
Page: Book A-1, page 241
Event: power of attorney named to collect fee
Role: accused of stealing horse
Text: Frances A. White appoints Hugh Knox, Esq, of Henderson Cty, Ky to have power of Atty to demand fee for sorrell horse stolen from me by John Bowie and traded to a person who was on his way to Monogalia. Wit: Saml Caldwell.
Quality: Primary

Other Event

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Notes

Note 1

BE CAREFUL HERE!

"The Bowies and their Kindred" only very loosely ties this James back to the Maryland Bowies. Page 258 and 259 statements such as "In the absence of documentary evidence, family tradition must be accepte.." and "If such was the case" and "It is not know where...but seems to be".

"The Rezin Bowie Family of Louisiana" by Virginia Lobdell Jennings is a much more scholarily research of this Jame Bowie and his decendents. Wills and land records are used to better document the names, familys, places and dates. At the same time comparasions are made with the claims in WW Bowie book.

This part of the Bowie family has not been corrected or cleaned up as of Dec 2008, most of what is here for dates before 1850 isn't reliable and shouldn't be repeated...

Arthur F Bowie 18 December 2008

Note 2

In 1791 Rezin and family in Elliott Springs, Tenn

Note 3

Sister Martha m Jesse Bowden in Logan County KY

Sources

  1. The Rezin Bowie Family of Louisiana
    Source: The Rezin Bowie Family of Louisiana
    Authors: Virginia Lobdell Jennings 1998
    Date: 1998
    Publisher: Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Society POBox 82060 Baton Rouge, LA 70884-2060
  2. Logan County, Kentucky Deed Abstracts 1792-1813 Deed Books A-1, A,B, and C
    Source: Logan County, Kentucky Deed Abstracts 1792-1813 Deed Books A-1, A,B, and C
    Authors: Murry 1993
    Publisher: found in Fayettville Ark Pubic Libray
    Citation Date: 18 JUL 1799
    Page: Book A-1, page 241
    Event: power of attorney named to collect fee
    Role: accused of stealing horse
    Text: Frances A. White appoints Hugh Knox, Esq, of Henderson Cty, Ky to have power of Atty to demand fee for sorrell horse stolen from me by John Bowie and traded to a person who was on his way to Monogalia. Wit: Saml Caldwell.
    Quality: Primary
  3. The Rezin Bowie Family of Louisiana
    Source: The Rezin Bowie Family of Louisiana
    Authors: Virginia Lobdell Jennings 1998
    Date: 1998
    Publisher: Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Society POBox 82060 Baton Rouge, LA 70884-2060