Rezin Pleasant Bowie, Sr. (c.1762 - 1821) MP

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About Rezin Pleasant Bowie, Sr.

Rezin Pleasant Bowie was born in South Carolina (c. 1762).

(In 1706, his great grandfather, John Bowie (1688-1759), emigrated to America from Scotland and settled in the area that would eventually become the state of Maryland.)

Rezin Pleasant Bowie, moved to Louisiana c. 1802, is the founder of the Louisiana branch of the family, which lived in the central portion of the state (Catahoula, Avoyelles, Terrebon & St. Landry Parishes).

Rezin Pleasant Bowie died in 1821 in Opelousas. His wife was Elve ap-Catesby Jones (d. 1838). Their children:

John Jones Bowie, b 1785, d 1859, attorney; lived in Arkansas as an adult.

Sarah Bowie, b 1787, m. Mr. Davis of Opelousas, LA. No surviving children.

Mary Bowie, b 1789, m. Abraham Bird of Missouri.

Martha Bowie, b 1791, m. James Nugent, 2nd Alexander B. Sterret, 1st settler of Shreveport, LA

Rezin Pleasant Bowie, Jr. (1793-1841) served in the War of 1812; State Rep. for Avoyelles Parish, LA. Died in New Orleans. Married Margaret Neville. Children:

. John Bowie, b 1814, d infancy

. Matilda Eleanor Bowie, b 1817, d 1892, m. Joseph Hickman Moore

. Seyborne Bowie, d at age three

. Martha Anidremella Bowie, died age 21

. ElveAnna Bowie, b 1820, d 1873 m 1841 John Yarlor Moore

David Bowie , b ?, d mid-1810s, drowned in the Mississippi River as a teen.

Col. James "Jim" Bowie (1796-1836), named for his paternal grandfather, lived in Lousiana. Was state representative of Catahoula Parish in 1826.

Col. James Bowie married Ursula de Veremendi, daughter of a Mexican governer, in 1831. Two children were born to this union. His wife and two young children died in an 1832 cholera epidemic. Thus, there are no direct descendants of Col. James Bowie.

Col. James Bowie died in the defense of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas on March 6, 1836.

Stephen Bowie b 1797, d. 1833, parish sheriff; m Mary Compton.

Children:

. Mary Anne or Marion Bowie, b 1825 m. Charles Leckie

. James Bowie, Jr. b ca 1828, m. Elizabeth Kirkland

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Rezin Bowie, Sr.'s Timeline

1762
1762
1782
1782
Age 20
1785
1785
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1787
1787
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1789
1789
Age 27
1791
1791
Age 29
1793
September 8, 1793
Age 31
Sumner, TN, USA
1796
April 10, 1796
Age 34
Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States
1797
1797
Age 35
1800
1800
Age 38