James was the son of unknown parents. The date and place of his birth have not been found.
He died before 1876 in Jackson County, Arkansas.
His wife was Caniza Reeves, who he married on 7 SEP 1859 in Hernando, Desoto County, Mississippi. Their two known children were J. M. (1859-?) and Mary Alice (c1861-c1890).
Census 1850, Desoto Cty Miss- Index
Map of Mississippi in 1860
Census search, Mississippi 1850
Census 1850 Mississippi, Desoto family 560
Census 1850 Mississippi, Desoto family 705
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Doris Bowie ...
Marriage bond 6 Sept 1859 signed JW Buie
certificate of martimony of JW Buie and Miss C Reeves date 7 Sept 1859
recorded Marriage Book C, Desoto County Mississippi
copy in poseesion of AFB 2/6/03
unable to find in Desoto Cty census 1860, 70 and 80 2/03
Try it spelled "Buie"
unable to find on Ancestry.com using soundes 2/17/04
see also JW Bowie age 46 born Maryland abt 1814, Wood Chopper, 1860 census of Louisiana, Catihoula parsh, pine Woods
note that 1880 Census has Caniza as widow Sullivan with 2 adult children in Desoto County, Miss. Walker is adjoining neighbor
Doris Mulholland letters to BBB 4/30/71 and 7/5/1980
James and Caniza came to Jackson County with 3 children enroute maybe to Missouri. James was stricken ill and died, is buried on unmarked grave on the Simmons farm near Tupelo.
Earlier spelling was Buie per her Dad, Arthur.
JAMES W? BUIE 30 Miss 1850 Jefferson ,
Township 10 east, 18 August, 1850
Dwelling 433, Family 433, line 18
JAMES W? BUIE 30 male, white, $300 real estate, carpenter Ireland
C.McBride?. 33 female, white, born Miss
Mary Buie, 1, female, white, born "dto-- Miss"?
This isn't a bad fit if spelling is W Buie and not McBride. Carpenter and young daughter named Mary are good fits with Doris info.
JW Buie sign marrage certifcate to C Reeves in 1859, again possible fit.
also is James P Buie in township 8 east, dwelling 242 age 21, born Miss
Non paternity event/NPE/Not Parent Expected AFB’s FamilyTreeDNA Kit 926600 Y-DNA-111 in Jan 2020 in Haplogroup I-A7115. positive on 54 SNP and has two matches at Genetic Distance 2, two at Gen Dist 3, three at Gen Dist 4, and more than twenty matches from Genetic Distance 5 to 10, most with Walker name, all in group 2 of the Walker Project.
AFB’s Ancestry DNA shows many matches and ThruLines with Allan Walker/Esther McCory, and John Motheral/Jane Currie families, strongest matches are in Joel Walker and Mary Motheral descendants. AFB has marked more than 250 shared DNA matches in Walker/Motheral, McCrory, Allen group.
No Bowie/Buie/variant have shown in either Y-DNA or Ancestry DNA before grandchilden of Arthur Bowie 1881-1941
It is possible to image several theories to name parents of Arthur Bowie 1881-1941, however the most likely and simplest is that James Motheral Walker is his father and Caniza Reeves (Buie/Sullivan/Bowie) is his mother. June 1880 census of Tate County, Mississippi, shows James M Walker living (dwelling 204, family 209) next to Caniza Sullivan, twice widowed with her two adult children, (dwelling 205, family 210). Arthur born in May 1881.
Henderson Cty Tenn 1850 census? --this is the James that Bobby B Bowie picked as husband of Caniza Reeves and father of Arthur 1881-1941. THIS is probably NOT our guy......
9 Nov 1850, Family 74
With father Daniel / David Bowie/Buie/Bruce 51 M, farmer born NC
John 22 M farmer, born Tenn
Sarah 20 F, born Tenn
James 16 M, born Tenn … THIS is probably NOT our guy......
Nancy 13 F, born Tenn
Catherine 11F, born Tenn
Margaret 9 F, born Tenn
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Tate formed in 1873 from southern div of Desoto
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consider the son of Wm P Bowie, age 46 born NC, in Northern Div of Desoto Cty MS, Oct 18, 1850.
Dwelling 560 family 560
wife CH Bowie age 41 born VA, ( matches court record <la/catahoul/court/prob001.txt>?)
N age 14 female born Tn
Wm age 12 female? born Tn
C age 9 female born Tn
J. age 5 male born TN
A age 2 female? born Miss
C Tanner age 80 born VA
nearby in dwelling 705 family 705 is
Jessie Britt age 56 born NC with family
Anna age 35 female born TN
REEVES Carmiza 10 TN
she is five years senior, would be 19 marrying 14 yr old...not likely but possible.
james Reeves age 13 born TN
Jonah Reeves age 8 born TN
Jesse T Britt age 3 born Miss
from 1870 Census Undex
also look at Bowie, David W, Union Co , p 490, El Dorado Twp
Mahla, Union, p486, Cornia Twp
Nancy, Union, p 494, Eldorado Twp
Consider James W Buie, Jefferson county family#433
age 30 male, carpenter, born Ireland $3000
C.M. 33 female, born Miss
Mary 1 female, born Miss
Nearby family 421 Malcolm Buie 40 , m, planter, born MIss
Anna 35, f, NC
E. 15 f, Miss
F.S. 10 f, Miss
family 227 D.G Buie
family 230 G.M. Buie
with family 242 James P Buie
Yazoo familys 463 and 510 also had Buie
could there be connection between JW Bowie leaving northern mississippi for Ben Simmons land in NE Arkansas in mid to late 1880s and Ben Simmons bear hunting at a camp in NE Mississippi in that same time frame?