Matilda Eleanor Bowie


Personal and Family Information

Matilda was born on 13 AUG 1816 in Opelousas, St Landry Parish, Louisiana, the daughter of Rezin Pleasant Bowie and Margaret Frances Neville.

She died on 19 MAY 1892 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Her husband was Joseph Hickman Moore, who she married on 15 APR 1841 in Iberville Parish, La. Their four known children were Elve Anna (1842-1911), Joseph Rezin Bowie (c1844-1846), John Seyborne (1847-1896) and Edgar Maurice Bowie (1850-1887).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Matilda Eleanor Bowie


Rezin Pleasant Bowie


Rezin Bowie


James Bowie


Sarah Whitehead


Elve Ap-Catesby Jones


Margaret Frances Neville


Dionysius Neville



Birth13 AUG 1816
Place: Opelousas, St Landry Parish, Louisiana
Death19 MAY 1892
Place: New Orleans, Louisiana
Census3 AUG 1860
Place: Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
Age: 43 born LA
Address: image 120 of 126 dwelling 1118? family 1238 with husband, children next dwelling with grandmother Margaret
Census6 JUN 1870
Place: New Orleans, Ward 10, Louisiana
Age: 52 born Louisiana
Address: image 26 of 481 dwelling 150 family 152 with husband, 3 children, future son in law, 2 servants
Census7 JUN 1880
Place: New Orleans, Louisiana
Age: 63 born Louisiana
Address: dwelling 363 family 444 widow with married daughter & her family


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Note 1

Matilda Eleanor Bowie wrote the early history of the Bowie family that was used extensively in "The Bowies and their Kindred"

page 109 Rezin Bowie Family


  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