John Bowie


Personal and Family Information

John was born in 1744, the son of John Jr Bowie and Elizabeth Pottinger. The place is not known.

He died in 1801. The place is not known.

His wife was Margaret Dallas. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their four known children were Margaret Elizabeth (1773-?), Allen (1776-?), James (1779-?) and Thomas Hamilton (1785-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


John Bowie


John Jr Bowie


John Sr Bowie


Mary Mulikin


Elizabeth Pottinger


Robert Pottinger


Anne Evans





Note 1


"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