Rezin Bowie

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Personal and Family Information

Rezin was born in SEP 1762 in maybe North Caroliana, the son of James Bowie and Sarah Whitehead.

He died in 1821 in Opelousas Parish, La.[Note 3]

His wife was Elve Ap-Catesby Jones, who he married on 8 MAR 1782 in Burke County, Georgia. Their eleven known children were David (?->1811), Lavina (1782-c1783), Lavissia (1782-c1783), John Jones (1785-1859), Sarah (1787-c1816), Mary (1789-1842), Margaret (1791-<1806), Rezin Pleasant (1793-1841), James (1796-1836), Stephen (1797-1833) and Martha (1806-<1870).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Rezin Bowie
(1762-1821)

 

James Bowie
(c1739-c1796)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Sarah Whitehead
(-<1797)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
BirthSEP 1762
Place: maybe North Caroliana
Address: "one year from North Carolina"
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

Death1821
Place: Opelousas Parish, La
Address: after marriage of dau Martha,page 140
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

See Note 3
Census1810
Place: St Martin Parish, Territory of Orleans
Address: Reisen Boyer M252 roll
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

Census1820
Place: St Landry Parish
Age: over 45
Address: Rezin Bowie Sr
Other EventDEC 1780
Place: Upper Division of Richmond Cunty
Type: Military Service
Address: Continental Army Capt John Hill and Colonel Joseph Dunn
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

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

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

Other Event1787
Place: Elliott Springs, Tennessee
Type: Residence
Address: page 22 moved to Tennessee, then Logan Cty KY
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 Event5 JUL 1794
Place: Logan County, Kentucky
Type: Deed
Address: Book A-1, page 32 sold slave girl inheired from John Jones with other relatives
See Note 4
Other Event1795
Place: Logan County, Kentucky
Type: Deed
Address: 200 acres obtained by certif 167 granted by Ky in 1795 on S side of Green River to Reason Bowie
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: 19 FEB 1800
Page: Deed Book A-1 page 300
Event: Land Assignment
Role: sold land assigned by KY in 1795
Quality: Primary

See Note 5
Other Event
Other Event19 FEB 1800
Place: Logan County, Kentucky
Type: Deed
Cause: sold 200 acres
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

See Note 6
Other Event2 MAY 1810
Place: Logan County, Kentucky
Type: Deed
Cause: buyer indebt to Rezin Bowie for one half of 200 acre grant
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

See Note 7

Multimedia

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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.

Most of what is here for decendents of James Bowie and Sarah Whitehead is taken from Jenning's book above

Arthur F Bowie 27 December 2008

Note 2

1800 Moved to New Madrid District (included Jackson Cty Ark)

1802 with brothers to St Mary Parish, La

1812 moved to Opelousas Parish, La

Note 3

article by son John J Bowie gives death in 1819

Note 4

Bill of Sale 5 July 1794

Phereby Jones, Stephen Jones, James McDaniel, Reason Bowie, heirs of John Jones, Hiram ONeal, Ann Lamare, Selah Jones, Mara C Jones.

76 pounds 13 Shillings. Sold to Zachd Askey, 1 Negro Girl.

Ack by Francis Handry in Logan County.

Note 5

Deed Book A-1 Page 300 Land Assignment. 19 Feb 1800.

Reason Bowie assigns Tr of 200 acres obtained by certif 167 granted by Ky in 1795 on S side of Green River to sd Bowie. Beg at stake near Tarripin Creek, to Burket Ragen and Ralph Low(?), inhabiters of Ky for $2235.

Wit: John Rayger, Nicholas R Brashear, Absalom Bryant.

Note 6

Deed Book A-1 Page 300 Land Assignment. 19 Feb 1800.

Reason Bowie assigns Tr of 200 acres obtained by certif 167 granted by Ky in 1795 on S side of Green River to sd Bowie. Beg at stake near Tarripin Creek, to Burket Ragen and Ralph Low(?), inhabiters of Ky for $2235.

Wit: John Rayger, Nicholas R Brashear, Absalom Bryant.

Note 7

Deed Book C Page 66 Indenture. 2 May 1810.

Burket Ragar and wife Martha Ragar, and Ralph Low and wife Eve Low, one part and Thomas Taylor, other part, $1000 Pd, Tr on Tarapin Creek. Being 1/2 of 200 Acre Tr granted to Rezin Bowie and Conv by him to sd Low & Ragar.

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 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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: 19 FEB 1800
    Page: Deed Book A-1 page 300
    Event: Land Assignment
    Role: sold land assigned by KY in 1795
    Quality: Primary
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Trail of the Bowie Knife
    Source: Trail of the Bowie Knife
    Authors: Sam Mims
    Publisher: The Guardian-Journal Homer Louisiana 1967
  12. 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
  13. 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