Martha Bowie


Personal and Family Information

Martha was born in 1806 in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, the daughter of Rezin Bowie and Elve Ap-Catesby Jones.

She died in BET 1860 AND 1870 in Louisiana.

She had two marriages/partners. Her first husband was Edmund Nugent, who she married on 15 MAY 1821 in St Landry Parish, La. They had no known children.

Her second husband was Alexander Boyd Sterrett, who she married on 4 NOV 1828 in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Their four known children were William A (1830-1869), Rezin Bowie (1832-1855), Matilda E (1836-<1870) and Mary Emily (1839->1860).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Martha Bowie


Rezin Bowie


James Bowie


Sarah Whitehead


Elve Ap-Catesby Jones



Place: Catahoula Parish, Louisiana
DeathBET 1860 AND 1870
Place: Louisiana
Census20 AUG 1850
Place: Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Age: 44 born Louisiana
Address: dwelling 86 family 86 Widow of B,A, with 4 children many boarders
Census21 JUL 1860
Place: Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana
Age: 54 born ditto?
Address: M Sterett with married daughter Mattie Gouch and family family 595
BurialBEF 1900
Place: Oakland Cemetery
Address: unmarked grave with wife Sheveport, LA


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  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