James Bowie

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Personal and Family Information

James was born in 1796, the son of Rezin Bowie and Elve Ap-Catesby Jones. The place is not known.

He died on 6 MAR 1836 in Battle of Alamo, San Antonio, Texas.

His wife was Ursula de Veramendi, who he married on 25 APR 1831 in City of San Fernanndo de Bexar, Texas. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

James Bowie
(1796-1836)

 

Rezin Bowie
(1762-1821)

 

James Bowie
(c1739-c1796)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Sarah Whitehead
(-<1797)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Elve Ap-Catesby Jones
(1766-1838)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth1796
Death6 MAR 1836
Place: Battle of Alamo, San Antonio, Texas
Age: 40

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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. Trail of the Bowie Knife
    Source: Trail of the Bowie Knife
    Authors: Sam Mims
    Publisher: The Guardian-Journal Homer Louisiana 1967