James Bowie

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Personal and Family Information

James was born about 1739 in Maybe Maryland, the son of unknown parents.

He died about 1796 in Washington County, Georgia.

His wife was Sarah Whitehead, who he married on BEF 18 JUL 1765 in North Carolina. Their eleven known children were Rezin (1762-1821), Elay (1768->1798), Comfort (1768->1811), Rhesa (>1769-<1810), Sara (<1769-1799), Nancy (<1769-c1775), Alice (<1769-c1775), Martha (1770->1799), John (?-c1816), Mary (<1796->1798) and Ana (<1796->1798).

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
BirthEST 1739
Place: Maybe Maryland
DeathABT 1796
Place: Washington County, Georgia
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

Will17 JUN 1768
Place: St George Parish, Georgia
Address: Will of Thomas Whitehead -- "give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Buoy wife pf James Buoy" "give and bequeath to my son Reason Whitehead" presented 16 June, recorded 17 June 1768.
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 Event1 DEC 1764
Place: Georgia
Type: Deed
Address: first applied for grant of land
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 Event12 MAR 1784
Place: Washington County, Georgia
Type: Deed
Address: Cert if Col Greenbury Lee, entitled to bounty of 250 acres page 26 recorded 287 acres in Washington County each to James and Reason 17 May 1784 page 199
Georgia's Roster of the Revolution. Containing a list of the State's defenders; Officier and Men........under Authority of the Legislature....
Source: Georgia's Roster of the Revolution. Containing a list of the State's defenders; Officier and Men........under Authority of the Legislature....
Authors: Lucian Larmar Knight, LL. D, F.R.S. State Historian and Director of the Department of Archives and HIstory
Date: 1920
Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. Index Printing Co https://archive.org/details/georgiasrosterrev00knigrich

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Notes

Note 1

BE CAREFUL HERE!

"The Bowies and their Kindred" only very loosely ties this James(1739-1796) 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 James Bowie(1739-1796) 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.

Most of what I use for decendents of James Bowie and Sarah Whitehead is taken from Jenning's book.

Arthur F Bowie 27 December 2008

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. The Bowies and their Kindred A Genealogical and Biographical History
    Source: The Bowies and their Kindred A Genealogical and Biographical History
    Authors: Walter Worthington Bowie
    Date: 1899
    Publisher: Cromwell Bros, Washington DC 1899 Library of Congress Cat # 74-172558
  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
  4. 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
  5. Georgia's Roster of the Revolution. Containing a list of the State's defenders; Officier and Men........under Authority of the Legislature....
    Source: Georgia's Roster of the Revolution. Containing a list of the State's defenders; Officier and Men........under Authority of the Legislature....
    Authors: Lucian Larmar Knight, LL. D, F.R.S. State Historian and Director of the Department of Archives and HIstory
    Date: 1920
    Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. Index Printing Co https://archive.org/details/georgiasrosterrev00knigrich
  6. 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