Mary Alice Bowie


Personal and Family Information

Mary was born about 1861 in Mississippi, the daughter of James W Bowie and Caniza Reeves.

She died about 1890 in Jackson County, Arkansas.

Her husband was Robert F. Seaton. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their only known child was Robert Frederick (1889-1952).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Mary Alice Bowie


James W Bowie


Caniza Reeves


Elijah Reeves


Anna NotKnown



BirthABT 1861
Place: Mississippi
DeathABT 1890
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Census16 JUN 1880
Place: Tate County, Mississippi
Age: 19 to 20
Address: Senatobia Precent, E.D. 185. page 26 Image 27 dwelling 205 family 210 Sullivan, C white female, age 40m widow, farmer, born Tenn, father and mother born NC Bouie, J.M. white male age 21, son single, laborer, born Miss father Ala, mother Tenn “ , Mary A, white female age 19, daughter, single, laborer, born Miss father Ala, mother Tenn
Census 1880 Mississippi, Tate, Senatobia

BurialBET 1881 AND 1887
Place: Overcup, Woodruff County, Arkansas
Address: with father, sister and Arrah Neil Simmons in Simmons Switch Cemetery, per Doris Mulholland letter


Census 1880 ...
Death Cert -...


Note 1

Alice named by VA on Fred's death certificate in 1952, informant "VA Records"

and also in his SS application 429 09 8797 Robert Frederick Seaton Gender: Male Race: White

Birth Date: 20 Sep 1889 Jonesboro Cr, Arkansas Father: Robert F Seaton Mother: Alice S Bowie

Notes: Nov 1936: Name listed as ROBERT FREDERICK SEATON

1880 Census C Sullivan widow age 40 with son JM Bouie and Daughter Mary A Bouie

oral traditon in family names Alice as Fred's mother

only other evidence of Alice and different spelling of name is Doris two letters and oral traditon

Note also in her letter to Bobby Bowie, Aunt Ruby said that Fred Seaton was half brother of Arthur Bowie. Arthur probably wrote Caniza obit, named her his mother and Fred as her grandson. Cora in Fred’s death certificate name Alice Bowie as his mother.

Note 2

1870 Census Index of Miss

Seaton--12 are listed

Robert, m w NJ, Harrison Cty, Pass Christian, roll 729, pg 377

1880 Soundex Miss S350

Seaton, Robert w m 30. Alabama, Lafayette Cty, vol 10, ED76, sh 24 line 9

Seaton, Margaret w 31 ala

Jonnie d 11 ala

Sara d 2 ala

Richard s 2/12 ala

Seaton, WJ wm 37 Miss, Panola Cty, vol 17, ED158, sh 18 line 1

Seaton MA w 33 miss

WD s 14 Miss

GR s 12 Miss

ME d 9 Miss

JM s 5 Miss

MF d 2 Miss

1880 Soundex, Arkansas s350

Seaton WW w m Tenn, Fulton Cty, Union Twp, vol 5 ED 68, sh 25, line 4

Alice A w 25 Tenn

James M s 8 Ark

Wm W s 6 Ark

Geo w s 4 Ark

Chares D s 1 Ark

Note 3

Marriage Index, Arkansas, 1850-1900, FTM CD

B.H. Seaton married Elizabeth Guthrey, Mar 13, 1889, Ashley Cty AR

Benjamin H Seaton married Lydia Bloomer, Feb 05, 1865, Ashley Cty AR

both events are on county court records, film # 0979081-0979086