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Cwoveriioi* Robert Bo^ie. 


Bowies and Their Kindred. 


Genealogical and Biographical 
f"^\ History. , ' 






Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1899, by 


in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, D. C. 




An Explanation of the Numerical 

The sketches of individual members are arranged in 
numerical succession, the emigrant progenitor of each 
family being No. i. Opposite the names of the child- 
ren, through whom the line descends, there are large mar- 
ginal figures indicating the number of the article further 
on in which each child and his children are again carried 
on. At the head of each sketch (No. i excepted) is given 
the name of each paternal ancestor from whom the indi- 
vidual is descended. A small numeral over each of these 
names indicates the generations, starting with the emi- 
grant progenitor. An index at the end of the work will 
afford any further information necessary. 

liist of Illustrations. 

Governor Robert Bowie Frontispiece 

Stirling Cathedral (plan) 12 

Major Benjamin Brookes 45 

Colonel Washington Bowie (ist) . . ... 97 

Thomas Contee Bowie, Sr 108 

Mrs. Thomas Contee Bowie 109 

Commodore William D. Porter 116 

William Mordacai Bowie 141 

Judge Richard Johns Bowie 149 

Hon. Reverdy Johnson 162 

Mrs. Reverdy Johnson 163 

Robert Bowie " of Cedar Hill " 168 

General Thomas Fielder Bowie 172 

Dr. Allen Thomas Bowie 180 

Mrs. Allen Thomas Bowie 181 

Allen Perrie Bowie 186 

Mrs. Allen Perrie Bowie 187 

William Duckett Bowie 192 

Dr. Richard William Bowie . . 209 

Major Thomas Fielder Bowie 221 

Governor Oden Bowie 232 

James Weston Bowie 255 

Dr. William Capers Bowie 256 

Rezin Pleasant Bowie 266 

Colonel James Bowie 271 

Dr. James Bowie 304 

Major John Bowie 310 

Chancellor Alexander Bowie 319 

Roger Brooke Taney . . . : 354 

Judge Samuel Harper Berry 377 

Bishop Thomas John Claggett 407 

Thomas Clagett (6th) 414 

Judge Thomas William Clagett 417 

Colonel Thomas Contee 436 

Rev. John Eversfield 447 

Mrs. John Eversfield 448 

Colonel John Henry Waring 494 

Walter Brooke Cox Worthington 507 


In the preparation of this work, the author has endeav- 
ored to present a clear and accurate record of the descend- 
ants of the various emigrants of the name of Bowie, 
who came to America from Scotland prior to the ending of 
the Eighteenth Century. There are at present many of 
this name in the United States who have arrived in 
more recent years and whom the author does not 
include in this work. Among these late arrivals are 
several in the Northern and New England States. One 
is a druggist in New York ; another a merchant in 
Brooklyn ; and still a third is a weaver in Philadelphia. 
Chicago has a Walter Bowie who hails from Glasgow ; and 
several others born in the British Isles are found in Cin- 
cinnati, New Orleans, and Baltimore, in addition to a 
family in Petersburg, Virginia, which has been in this 
country less than thirty years. At White Castle, Louisiana, 
Capt. George M. Bowie is mayor of the town and a wealthy 
lumber dealer; he was born in 1848 at Forchabers, in 
Banf, Scotland, and emigrated to Texas about twenty-five 
years since, where he married Miss Armstrong, and became 
a partner of the multi-millionaire, William Cameron, in 
the red cypress lumber business. He has four children, 
the eldest being William A. Bowie. 

But none of these later emigrants or their families, as 
far as is known^ are related to the Bowies who settled in 
Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina during the 
Colonial Era. 

All of the name, however, are doubtless sprung from 
the same Gaelic stock which impressed its sturdy charac- 


teristics upon members of the Clan, whether born in Scot- 
land or America, 

Owing to the vast extent of country over which the 
numerous descendants of these early emigrants have 
scattered, the loss of family documents, the difficulty ex- 
perienced in consulting official records at distant points, 
and the inaccessibility of the ancient registers in Scotland, 
the writer met with obstacles often almost insurmountable. 

The compiling of this history was first suggested by an 
article which appeared in the Baltimore American during 
December, 1894, entitled the " Fighting Bowies." It was 
written by the well-known historian, J. T. Scharf, shortly 
after the death of Ex-Governor Oden Bowie. While the 
article was very complimentary to the Bowie family, it 
asserted that the original progenitor of the race was ship- 
ped to Maryland in 17 16, and "sold into slavery for seven 
years, for participating in a ' Highland uprising' in 1715. " 

Such barbarous treatment of a prisoner of war reflected 
no personal dishonor upon the unfortunate captive, yet 
the statement as applying to the ancestor of the Maryland 
Bowies was so manifestly untrue, the present writer deter- 
mined to make a thorough investigation, and to compile 
a correct sketch of the entire family. The State records 
show no Bowie was ever transported to Maryland as a 
" redemptionist," but they do show that in 1716 "James 
Bowe " was sent here and bound out for seven years for 
complicity in the Argyle Rebellion. 

Again in 1746, one "John Bowe," taken prisoner at the 
battle of Coloden, was sent to Maryland under like con- 
ditions. The progenitor of the Maryland Bowies.^ as will 
be later shown, was here prior to 1706, was married and a 
large land owner in 1708. Further, there is not a particle 
of evidence to indicate he was in any way related to the 
two men named Bowe^ transported a number of years 
later to the Province. 

Mr. ScharPs attention was called to his misstatement, 
and the author of this work received a letter from him 


acknowledging his error, which he explained was caused 
by his supposing Bowie to have been the correct spelling 
for the name of the two redemptionists. 

The researches thus instituted caused the writer to be- 
come much interested in his family genealogy, and he 
concluded to present short sketches of many who were an 
honor to the generation in which they lived. In the work 
thus undertaken he has been greatly aided by the hearty 
co-operation of his numerous relatives, and he cannot 
refrain from especially thanking Mr. Robert Bowie, of 
Annapolis, who devoted much time to a research of the 
old records in that city, and whose personal reminiscences 
have been so valuable ; Dr. Howard Strafford Bowie, who 
was untiring in his efforts and interest in the work, and 
Capt. Allen T. Bowie for his able and extended assist- 
ance. Mrs. Eugene Soniat, of New Orleans, will be 
ever gratefully remembered for her earnest efforts to assist 
in unraveling the line of the Louisiana Bowies and for 
contributing some of the most interesting data received. 

Among enterprising seekers for information concerning 
the South Carolina Bowies have been Hon. Frank P. 
Bowie, of Carthage, Mississippi, Mr. Sidney J. Bowie, 
of Talladega, Alabama, and Mr. John M. Bowie, of 
Anniston, Alabama. Many other contributors such as 
Mr. T. T. S. Bowie, Miss Willie Swan, Miss Mary 
Tasker Bowie, Miss Lucy Leigh Bowie, Miss Rebecca 
Davis, Mrs. Fannie Ogle Griffith, Mr. B. H. Craig, of 
Trappe, Maryland ; Mrs. William Wallis ; Mr. Augustus J. 
Bowie, of California, who sent much of the matter regard- 
ing his branch of the family ; his cousin, Mrs. Chipman ; 
Miss Mary A. Bowie, of Richmond, who furnished very 
nearly all the information regarding the Virginia Bowies, 
and to others, too numerous to mention, thanks are due 
for their valuable aid. Nor must I fail to thank the mem- 
bers of my immediate family, who have greatly assisted 
me in the laborious preparation of the work. Much of 
the data regarding the Bowies in Scotland was procured 

viii PREFACE. 

for me by Mr. Henry Patton, of Edinburg, who makes a 
specialty of such researches. 

The gathering of the necessary material for this history, 
has, after a lapse of three years, been at last completed, 
and the work is presented to the Bowies and their connec- 
tions of the present generation by 

The Author. 


The origin of the name of Bowie is lost in the mists 
and shadows of antiquity- The word is probably a blend- 
ing of the early Norse, or Scandinavian, and the later 
Gaelic of the Scotch Highlander. 

We gather from tradition that the progenitor of the 
name was one of the reckless and roving vikings of Nor- 
way, who " harried " the coasts of Caledonia, and whose 
descendants finally settled in the western isles of Scotland 
and the neighboring shores. Professor Anderson, of the 
University of Wisconsin, an authority on Scandinavian 
literature, writes, in 1896, to Miss Virginia Berkley Bowie, 
in regard to the derivation of the word. He says : " It is 
very difficult to trace the origin of names, and the nearest 
we can come to the significance of your name Bowie 
is your own construction. Biia^ in the old Norse, means 
to ' dwell,' and ' biia sik ' means to ' get ready.' Bua is 
the past participle biiin^ and bua sik^ and buin^ survive 
in our English 'busk' and 'bown.' They 'busked 
themselves for the fray ; ' they were ' all busk and bown ' 
for the journey. We have the word buer^ which means a 
farm. In modern Norwegian bit means an inhabitant. 
Satideidsbu means a ' dweller in Sandeid.' Then we have 
the old name Bui^ or Bue, ' Bue Digre^^ or ' Bue the Thick,' 
or ' Big Bue.' I am of the opinion that Bue means a 
dweller on the farm, and I know no other name in the 
North from which Bowie could be derived. I am inclined 
to agree with you, and, being myself of Norwegian stock, I 
avail myself of this opportunity of shaking hands with 
you across the centuries. We are doubtless both descend- 


ants of Odin, and will look for the blessings and smiles of 
Idiin and Bragn." The EncyclopcBdia Britannica says: 
"About 860 A. D., a number of jarls and their families fled 
from Norway to escape the tyranny of Harold the Fair 
Haired, and settled in Iceland and in the Hebrides of Scot- 
land. In Lighton's ' Olaf the Glorious,' ' Bue the Thick ' 
was a celebrated viking who fell in the battle of Joms- 
vikings. This same ' Bue the Thick,' or ' Bui the Big,' is 
referred to in old histories as a famous warrior who was a 
powerful personage at the Norwegian Court during the reign 
of 'Hardy Canute.' Elsewhere it is asserted that this 'Bui 
the Big' was descended from the god Odin, and also in 
the translation of ' The Younger Edda ' the warrior Bue, 
or Bure, is said to have sprung from Odin." Other 
authorities assert that the name Boivie is a phonetic spell- 
ing of the Gaelic word Buidhe^ which, pronounced booay, 
or booaie, means victory, conquest or success, and also 
"yellow hair," or saffron-colored garments, which, among 
the ancient Gaels or Picts, was symbolic of royal extrac- 
tion. In modern lowland Scotch, a small milk pail is 
called a " bowie." There is little doubt that the name 
has been transmitted from the early vikings of Norway, 
who settled in the western isles and on the coast of 
Argyleshire, Scotland. It can be traced through all 
stages of history in the Gaelic districts, and is found as 
" Ballochbuie," " Killbuie," "Lochbuie" in the Isle of 
Mull, "Slachbuie," etc., etc. In December, 1895, an 
article by the Marquis of Lome, was printed in the Scot- 
tish American regarding the Lairds of Lochbuie in the 
Island of Mull. He says that visitors to lona are shown 
a tombstone with a warrior in a conical helmet, mail and 
sword, and are told that it is " Hugh of the Little Head," 
son of " Ian Bearnach," Lord of Loch Buie ; and that his 
ghost still rides around at night to warn his descendants 
of coming events. It seems that Ian Bearnach, or "John 
the Toothless," had a dispute with his son, Hugh, who 
knocked his father's teeth out, which blow " created much 


spite, contention and ill-nature between them." They 
finally marshaled their adherents, and Hugh, who was 
urged on by a bad wife (a daughter of the House of IMac- 
Dugal of Lome), attacked his father's forces, and was slain 
in a bloody battle. The old Lord of Buie later had to 
flee, but many years after his little son, Murdoch the Curt, 
became a great warrior and regained his estates. Accord- 
ing to the Marquis of Lome, the Buies of Mull were a war- 
like family, identified with the Clan IMacLaine, and like 
most of the Gaelic tribes, ferocious and cruel. 

In a more recent issue of the Scottish American it is 
asserted that the name of Bowie antedates many of the 
most historic names of Caledonia. That, in fact, 
men of this family were the progenitors of the noble 
houses of Forbes and Kilmarnock, of the Clan MacKay, 
of the very ancient and noble Earls and Thanes of Angus, 
and of the Ogilvies, originally written " O'Gillie Buidhe." 
" The Ragman Roll " shows the name variously spelled 
in English as Boye, Buie and Bowie, but the Gaelic for 
each was Buidhe. The writer of the article in question 
further says that his investigation shows the name was 
one of great standing, and as early as 605 A. D., was 
borne by " Eocha Bui," known in English as Eugene IV, 
King of Scotland from 605 to 621. Like his father, Aidan, 
he was a great warrior, and kept the Saxons in constant 
alarm. He also repaired all the churches in his realm. 
" The ancient family of Bowie, or Buidhe, bore ' argent 
on a bend sable, three buckles or,' " and the same arms were 
born by the Stirlings. 

In the year 1200 A. D., the ancient cathedral at Stirling 
was built, and on either side of the structure, forming as it 
were the double arms of a cross, were two chapels. One 
was called "The Queen's lyle" or chapel, and the other 
" Bowye's lyle." A family which at that era could have 
a portion of this celebrated structure named for it, must 
have been one of much power and importance. In 1600 
A. D., the name was changed to " Stirling lyle" by the 


Earl of Stirling, who was iiildoubtedly of Bowie extrac- 
tion. In Stirlingshire for several centuries the Bowies 
have been quite numerous and influential. " Bowie Hall," 
near Denby, was for many generations owned by them, 
and only passed into other hands during the Eighteenth 
Century. About 1700 a certain Walter Bowie was sent to 
The Hague as minister to the Scottish Colony in that 
city, and he is mentioned as "a son of Mr. James Bowie, 
the third son of Mr. James Afac Donald of Slate, in the Isle 
of Skye." Some three hundred years since, a " portion 
of the obstinate Clan of Macdonald, refusing to surrender 
to the agents of the Crown, removed to Forchabers in 
Banf, and settled on the river Spey at a place they called 
Slach Bowie, and were known as the ' MacDonald 

Grey Friars Church, IStirling;, {Scotland. 

Built about 1200 A. D. 

Bowies.' Though the Government had set a price upon 
their heads, they maintained their position in their slach, 
or valley, and by force of arms, held the passes of the 
Burn of Aldargh, and the Muckle Dramlech." They 
defended their possessions successfully until, in more 
peaceful times, the lands which could not be wrested from 
them by the sword were quietly sold, and are now owned 
by the Duke of Gordon. 

When the name was y?rjr/f spelled "Bowie" it is now 
impossible to say, but from Buidhe, Bue, Bui, Buie, Boye, 
or Bowye, it finally became Bowie. The parish register 
at Stirling mentions a John Bowye in 1553, and a few 


years later a James and William Bowie. In 1617 the 
same register refers to " Sergeant James Bowie, of His 
Majesties." The Register of the Great Seal at Edinburg, 
Vol. IV, pages 282-283, contains the following : "Decem- 
ber I, 1581, His Majestic, James VI, grants to Jereme 
Bowie, Master of the King's Wines, a house and garden in 
Cowper." The same record shows that in October, 1585, 
" Jereme Bowie, Master of the King's Wines, obtained a 
tack of tines of the lands of Kinpout in Lieulithgowshire, 
and at His Majestie's desire, transferred same to Ludovick, 
Duke of Lennox." January 25, 1586, it was ordered by 
the Council that " all wines imported during the present 
year, belonging to any person whomsoever, shall be put and 
remain under arrestment, ay, and quhill samekle thairof 
be waillit, taistet, market and intromettit with, by Jeremy 
Bowye, His Majestie's symlier, as he shall deem necessary 
for the Royal Household, upon reasonable prices to be 
paid therefor by the tacksman of His Majestie's Customs." 
In 1597 "James Bowie, son of Jeremie Bowie, deceased," 
is appointed Master of the King's Wines, and on Novem- 
ber 22, 1598, James Bowie, "His Majestie's symlier," is 
instructed to procure wine for the Royal Household, as 
the supply is exhausted, and all magistrates are directed 
to assist James Bowie in procuring a further supply. In 
1603, John, Marquis of Hamilton, testifies that "James 
Bowie is the lawful heir of his deceased father, Jeremie 
Bowie." In 1617 it is stated that, "in view of His 
Majestie's visit to Scotland, James Bowie has received " 
certain quantities of w'ine, and on January 23d, "1,200 
pounds Stirling was paid to James Bowie to enable him 
to visit France on His Majestie's business and enquire 
into the production of certain wines," etc. June, 161 1, 
" Elizabeth Crichton, wife of Mr. James Bowie, Master of 
the King's Wines," requested permission to send certain 
servants from her home near Stirling to London to wait 
upon " the bairns " of James Bowie, " now with their 
father in London, England." Numerous other Bowies 


are mentioned, such as Thomas Bowie, constable of 
Whitekirk in 1617 ; John Bowie, burgess of Falkirk in 
1623 ; Walter Bowie, burgess of Glasgow, 1717 ; William 
Bowie, magistrate of Stirling in 1737, etc., etc. In 1602 
complaint was made against "John Bowie and others" for 
" raiding the lands of the sheriff of Moray." Numbers of 
them are recorded as land owners in Stirlingshire, mer- 
chants, magistrates, town burgesses, and clerks of the 
parish. Mention is made of a William Bowie in 16 10, 
who was apprehended for " striking his dirk into Alaster 
Reach, and then binding him hand and foot with a horse 
teather.'' In 16 13 a William Bowie was assaulted and 
robbed when on his way home and left for dead, "having 
lost an arm he was not so able to defend himself." In 
1780 Ralph Bowie became involved in trouble with the 
authorities for alleged complicity in the Gordon Riots 
and emigrated to Pennsylvania. 

At the battle of Waterloo a Capt. John Bowie was 
killed, and another Bowie, also an officer, fell at the battle 
of Inkerman. 

A famous botanist named James Bowie entered the 
Royal Service in 1810 ; traveled extensively in Africa, 
and his valuable contributions to science are mentioned 
in the Encydopcndia Britannica^ and by Professor Har\-ey, 
who refers to him as a man of great learning. He died 
at London in 1853. 

The College of Heraldry gives the arms borne by the 
Bowies as " demi lion azure, holding a dagger in dexter 
paw ; surmounting shield, argent, crossed by a bend sable 
with three buckles or ; motto : ' Quod Non Pro Patriae " 
Translated : What not for Country. 

The progenitor of the Maryland Bowies is said to have 
come from North Britain, and doubtless was born near 
Stirling, but which one of the several Bowies, recorded as 
living near that city in 1685-90, was his father, it is now 
impossible to say. 

There is little room to doubt that the various Bowie 


emigrants who came to America during Colonial times 
were all members of the same family in Stirlingshire, as 
evinced by the baptismal names which in every genera- 
tion have been identical with those of the men living 
near Stirling in the Seventeenth Century. The history of 
this family, whether amid the rugged hills of Scotland or 
on the more fertile shores of America, shows that with 
the fighting blood of their ancestors, the freebooting 
vikings, they inherited that love of freedom and fearless 
spirit characteristic of the Scotch Highlander and his 
descendants on both sides of the Atlantic. 

From the earliest dawn of histor\' Scotland had been 
the battle-ground of rival clans, whose haughty chieftains 
recognized no law higher than that of the claymore, and 
with them inight was ever right. Their wars were fierce 
and bloody ; expecting no quarter they usually gave none, 
and when victorious they " harried " the glen of the van- 
quished with fire and sword, destroying the dwellings and 
frequently putting to death even the weaker members of 
the opposing tribe. These internecine troubles continued 
as late as the middle of the last century. 

Ages of warfare kept the country in a state of great 
poverty, but at the same time it produced a race of brave, 
self-reliant, and determined men, ever ready to draw the 
sword in defense of libert\' or to assert their religious or 
civil rights, and, in the words of an old writer, the land 
"produced ver>' valiant sons." 

Towards the end of the Seventeenth Century the dis- 
putes between the Presbyterians, or " Covenanters," and 
the representatives of the Church of England were marked 
with great intolerance, to which was added the bitterness 
engendered by the revolt of the adherents of the House of 
Stuart. Though every Scot was by heredity a man of 
the sword, the more enlightened grew wean*' of such 
eternal strife and began to think of the New World, 
where men might worship their Maker according to their 


convictions, without the necessity of praying with wea- 
pons in their hands. 

This desire for more peaceful surroundings caused 
many Scotchmen at an early period to leave their native 
hills, seeking freedom of conscience and other blessings 
in the American colonies, where they impressed their 
marked individuality upon their descendants, who, in a 
great measure, became dominating factors in the mighty 
Republic to whose prosperity they have so greatly con- 

To the old Covenanters who migrated from Scotland, 
Maryland especially proved attractive. The province 
was by Royal grant conferred upon George Calvert, first 
Lord Baltimore, in 163 1, and his brother Leonard, in 
1634, planted a colony on the St. Mary's River, near the 
Potomac. The date of this landing, March 27, 1634, be- 
held the dawn of American liberty. Never intolerant, 
like the Puritans of Massachusetts, or arrogant, like the 
Cavalier domination in Virginia, the early settlers in 
Maryland enjoyed a freedom long unknown to the 
denizens of any other country. The location of this 
favored land had much to do with fostering and preserv- 
ing in the colony that love of liberty brought over by the 
early settlers, and of engrafting in their descendants the 
spirit and courage to defend it. Situated in a temperate 
climate ; bordered by the Atlantic, which facilitated inter- 
course with o'ther peoples ; watered through the center by 
the Chesapeake Bay and its magnificent estuaries, which 
teem with the richest products of animal life in such 
abundance as would make the treasures of an empire ; 
beautiful with the varied scenery of mountain and plain ; 
its mineral wealth, its fertil soil, and noble forests — 
Maryland, in its primeval stillness and present civiliza- 
tion, was, and is, one of the garden spots of the world. 
Nor have the people of this State been unworthy of such 
a fair heritage. They have kept abreast of the world in 
civil, religious, and scientific progress. Never a laggard 



in the cause of liberty, her sons, early in Colonial times, 
assumed the name of " Freemen," and have ever been 
prompt to prove their right to the title. From the very 
foundation of the settlement the colonists insisted upon 
having their privileges, and when, in 1689, it was 
believed that an attempt would be made to suppress 
religious freedom, they rose against the authority of the 
Lord Proprietor, overturned his Government, and removed 
the records from St. Mary's City to a later settlement on 
the Severn River then known as " Providence," where 
they established a new capital for the Province and called 
it Annapolis. In 1765, as one of the then eight colonies, 
Maryland, among the first, sent delegates to a convention 
held in Philadelphia to protest against the Stamp Act. 
She quickly followed this with other open acts of resist- 
ance to British oppression. The burning of the Peggy 
Stewart, with her cargo, in open day, at Annapolis, with- 
out a semblance of disguise on the part of the perpetrators, 
was two years prior to a similar occurrence in Boston 
Harbor, where those performing the deed disguised them- 
selves as Indians and waited for night. In July, 1775, 
was drawn up, signed, and published, that celebrated 
document called the " Declaration of the Freemen of 
Maryland," which was virtually her note of defiance to 
England ; in fact, a declaration of the independence of 
the Province almost as emphatic as was the later more 
celebrated " Declaration of Independence " of all the 
colonies. The declaration of Maryland that she intended 
to assert her liberty and defend it by the sword against 
all the might of Great Britain, was, it will be observed, 
one year prior to the " Declaration of Independence " of 
America, and among the signers of this famous document 
will be found the names of two Bowies, father and son. 
The precious manuscript, of which the State is justly 
proud, is framed and hangs in the Capitol building at 
Annapolis. During the ensuing war Maryland's sons 
nobly fought, suffered, and died for the cause of liberty, 


iipholdiug the honor of their State as proudly as any of 
the larger colonies. A handsome shaft in Prospect Park, 
Brooklyn, New York, corameinorates the slaughter of 
" Maryland's Four Hundred," when they saved the army 
of Washington in the battle of Long Island, and another 
has been erected in South Carolina, testifying to their 
braver}' at the battle of Guilford. Their valor has been 
displayed in every war in which America has engaged. 
In early struggles with the Indians ; throughout the 
War of the Revolution ; the short war with France in 
iSoo ; the war with England in 1812-14 ; the Mexican 
War ; the bloody Civil War, and in the recent war with 
Spain, the men of Maryland have been foremost in the 
fray. On the heights of Gettysburg a monument marks 
the advance of " The Maryland Line " of the Confederate 
Army when participating in Pickett's charge. 

A few miles south, across the border from Pennsylvania, 
stands another testimonial to the brave Manlanders, form- 
ing a brigade under Lew Wallace, which was there deci- 
mated in a bloody struggle with their Confederate breth- 
ren under Early. Thus, in the Civil War, her sons 
di\-iding according to the light in which they \'iewed the 
great question, displayed equal heroism on either side. 

In each and ever\- one of these conflicts, men of the 
Bowie name and blood have honorably borne their part 
and contributed to the welfare and glory of their State and 

In the following pages an attempt will be made to place 
before the reader a complete genealogical record, with 
short sketches of many individual members of the more 
or less well-known family of Bowies, descended from the 
Scotch emigrants referred to in the earlier part of this 
article. The name, be it remembered, is pronounced as if 
spelled booey, but written Bowie by ever}- member of the 
family with which this history particularly deals. As will 
be shown, the progenitor of the larger and earlier portion 
of the familv in America, settled in what was then called 


Calvert Count}-, but now known as Prince George's Count}-, 
Maryland. It was one of the most fertile portions of the 
State, and the principal industry- was the raising and ship- 
ping of tobacco, conducted by means of Negro labor. 
These planters, owning vast estates and large numbers of 
slaves, lived in great opulence, surrounded by their broad 
acres and dependents, enjoying to some extent the pri\-i- 
leges of the old feudal barons of England. They were 
well educated, sending their sons often to Europe to obtain 
the polish of the old world, or else gi\-ing them the advan- 
tages of the best training which the schools and colleges 
in the larger cities aflforded. They entertained in lav-ish 
st\-le, followed fox-hunting as a recreation, read and 
talked much of political economy, and delighted in 
politics. Brave and chivalrous, refined and fairly well 
read, they wielded great influence in public affairs, and 
for generations men of this region dictated the policy 
of the State in a large measure. The women were famed 
for their beauty ; the men, stalwart and courageous, 
believed sacredly in " the code " as the proper means for 
adjusting an aSront, but one guilty of discourtesy or vul- 
garity was debarred from that exclusive and high aristo- 
cratic society which made the life of the typical countrv- 
gentlemen so attracti^'e in the Southern States. 

From this old slave-holding and landed aristocracy of 
the South, spring the characters delineated in the ensuing 

]k iffid Mm. flim m Descenionis in m Slates. 

No. 1. 

Joliii^ Bowie, Si*., the first of his name in the 
annals of Maryland, emigrated from Scotland, according 
to family tradition, about the year 1705-6, at the invita- 
tion of his maternal uncle, John Smith, who, preceding 
him many years, had settled on the Patuxent River a few 
miles north of the present village of Nottingham. 

The first mention of John Bowie is found in the will of 
John Smith, bearing date September 23, 1707, and sworn 
to before the Probate Court of Prince George's County, 
Maryland, October 13, 1707, The testator devised to 
" my nephew John Bowie, my lot and house in Notting- 
ham town ; a tract of land called ' Brookewood,' two hun- 
dred and twenty-five acres (bought of Robert Brooke in 
1706); a portion of ' Brookefield,' on which I now live, 
containing three hundred acres, on the Patuxent River, 
after the death of my wife ;" also a large quantity of per- 
sonal property consisting of Negroes, stock, and four zef/n'/e 
indentured servants. A tract of land called " Thorpland," 
lying on " Collington Branch," was devised to Eleanor 
Mullikin, and in event of her death to her sister Mary 
Mullikin, "daughters of James Mullikin." It seems 
John Smith married a widow, Jane Prather, who had 
several children by her first husband, but none by 
Smith. He left large tracts of land lying on Anacostia 
River to his step-sons and their children. This land 


was called " Houpe Yard " and " Houpe's Addition," 
and comprised the heights now overlooking the city 
of Washington from the East, and known as " Good 
Hope." A bequest of money was also made to " my friend 
Nathaniel Taylor," who was a Presbyterian minister, and 
who, with a party of Scotch Covenanters had, about 1695, 
founded the town of Upper Marlborough, on the Western 
Branch of the Patuxent River. In 1702 John Smith was 
a justice of the peace, and in his judicial capacity signed 
the deed of entail for that tract of land known as " Weston," 
owned by seven generations of Thomas Clagetts. John 
Smith was in Maryland as early as 167 1, as shown by the 
land records. He speaks of himself in his will as " I, John 
Smith, of Mattapony Landing." He is also referred to in 
the will of Thomas Sprigg in 1704, as "my friend John 
Smith of Mattapony." This was the name of one of the 
earliest settlements in Maryland, and was located on the 
west bank of the Patuxent River, about two miles north 
of Nottingham, and at a point where the Mattapony Creek 
emptied into the river. The water is very deep there and 
afforded ample facilities for the landing of cargoes direct 
from vessels to the shore, the ships being able to anchor 
close to the bank of the stream. At this place a block- 
house and warehouses were erected. During the Indian 
wars and the Revolution of 1689, it was a settlement of 
considerable consequence. For more than a century it con- 
tinued to be a shipping point, and tobacco was there stored 
and regularly inspected as late as the War of the Revolu- 
tion, 1775, but it was abandoned on account of the un- 
healthy location, being nearly surrounded by great swamps. 
At present a few mounds and an old graveyard are the 
only indications of the site of the fort and its little village. 
The name of the creek, " Mattapony," is derived from the 
Indian word " Matta," " no food," and this stream marked 
the northern boundary of the large tract of land granted 
by lyord Baltimore to Thomas Brooke (son of Robert, the 
emigrant) in 1663. The grant included that region 


" lying in the woods on the west bank of the Patuxent 
River, bounded on the north by Mattapony, or Brooke 
Creek, on the south by Deep, or Spicer's Creek, on the 
east by the Patuxent River, and extending west a certain 
number of degrees to a stone on which were carved the 
letters T. B." (these being the initials of Mr. Brooke) and 
the stone was located where is the present village called 
"T. B." which takes its name from these letters. A son 
of the first owner of this land deeded back to the Lord 
Proprietor of the Province a site for a town, to be called 
" Nottingham," and there, in 1700, a settlement was made 
and lots laid out on the banks of the river where is located 
the present village of that name. 

The " Brookewood " tract of land left to John Bowie 
was situated on the north side of Mattapony Creek, and 
about four miles from the other land left him, which was 
located on the river and on the south side of the creek. 
As this latter farm was left to Mrs. Smith during her life, 
John Bowie made his home at " Brookewood," where he 
built a large house which remained standing for a century 
and a half. 

It is not known whether any other members of John 
Bowie's family accompanied him to Maryland or not, but 
no one spelling his name Boivie^ is mentioned in any of 
the old court or land records of the Province other than 
the subject of this sketch, prior to 1730, when the names 
of his children appear as land-owners. In 1690 mention 
is made among the archives of the State of one ''John 
Boiiye " who was appointed clerk to the House of Bur- 
gesses, and his name is frequently found for several years 
later serving as clerk to the Assembly, and as Registrar of 
the Province. His death is reported in 1698, and his 
rather small estate turned over to his creditors, no men- 
tion being made of either a wife or children. There is, 
therefore, nothing to connect him with that large family 
of Bowies known to be descended from the nephew of 
John Smith. 


Old papers in the author's possession show that John 
Bowie was very young when he is supposed to have 
left Scotland, His testimony before a boundar}- commis- 
sion in 1 75 1, shows him to have been born in 1688, and 
he was, therefore, not of age when his uncle made him his 
principal legatee. In 1709 a settlement of John Smith's 
estate is recorded, and therein it is stated that the property 
left to the daughters of James MuUikin had been paid 
to John Bawie^ who had married Mary, the youngest of 
the two, she inheriting her deceased sister's portion. This 
marriage took place about December, 1707. John Bowie's 
name constantly appears from that time on the land 
records of Prince George's County until his death, show- 
ing many purchases of propert}-, and indicating that he 
was quite wealthy for the period, owning at one time 
more than five thousand acres, much stock, and many 
slaves. In 1727 he acted as security for his eldest 
daughter when she administered upon her deceased hus- 
band's estate, and, in 1732, he deeded to her four Negroes, 
when she was about to marr}- a second time. It is not 
known that he occupied any public office, but old letters 
and papers indicate he was held in high esteem and was 
a man of importance and standing among his contem- 
poraries. These papers show he numbered among his 
intimate friends. Col. Thomas Brooke, President of the 
Council ; Alexander Contee, Clerk of the Court, and Rev. 
John Eversfield, all men of distinction. 

Numerous deeds of land to his various children are 
recorded, and in 1744, he and his wife witnessed the will 
of their second son, James. Her death occurred about 
1750. His will is executed March 24, 1759, and proven 
April 23d of the same year. It began " I, John Bowie, 
of the Province of Maryland, Gentleman." He devised a 
tract of land called Croom (which he had bought of 
Kdward Clagett), running to " Trump's Hill," to his four 
grandchildren, the younger children of his daughter 
Eleanor, and her husband, Edward Clagett ; it being pro- 


vided that their father should have nothing to do with the 
bequest. Other property he left to his daughter, ]Mary 
Beans, and his grandson, Benjamin Brooke. The home 
place, " Brookewood," was devised to his third son, Allen, 
and " Brookefield " to his fourth son, William. He did not 
mention his other three sons, who died before he did, and to 
whom he had deeded valuable property many years earlier. 
He apparently overlooked the fact that the land he in- 
herited from his uncle was given to him for life only and 
afterwards to his "heir at law forever," thus making it 
entailed property, which he could not will away from the 
descendants of his eldest son. This oversight was fruit- 
ful of much trouble in after years as will later be shown. 

John Bowie, his wife, and probably several of his child- 
ren, were buried at "Brookewood." In his last illness he 
was attended by Dr. Richard Brooke, whose bill was 
$50.00 The author possesses an autograph of John Bowie, 
Sr., written in a plain hand and showing he spelled his 
name exactly as his descendants write it now. 

James Mullikin, the father of Mrs. Bowie, lived upon 
his plantation in Prince George's County called " The 
Level," and is said to have emigrated from Scotland about 
the middle of the Seventeenth Century. He died in 17 15. 

Issue of John and Mary Bowie : 

2 I John- Bowie, Jr., b. 1708; twice married ; d. 1753. 

3 II Eleanor- Bowie, b. 1709; m. ist Benjamin Brooke, 2d 

Edward Clagett, 3d Skinner. 

Ill James- Bowie, b. 1714; m. 1737 Martha , who died 

1743. He received a tract of land from his father called 
" Craycroft's Right," adjoining Mount Calvert Manor, 
in 1737. Died September, 1744. His will was witnessed 
by his parents and by Richard Keene, a wealthy mer- 
chant of Nottingham. He referred to himself as being 
"in a low and languid state." Left his land to his 
eldest daughter, and personal property (including money 
then in the hands of his London, England, commission 
merchants) to his two younger daughters. Requested 
his brother Thomas to act as guardian for his orphan 


children. This was the first Bowie will ever recorded in 
the State of Maryland. 
Issue : 

1 IvUCY^ Bowie, b. 1738 ; m. Hilleary Lyles, who died 

in 1769. 
Issue : 

1 Zachariah* L,yi.ES, killed in the War of the 


2 James* Lyi^es, private, 2d Regiment Maryland 


3 Priscii,i.a* Bowie Lyi,es, m. January 17, 1779, 

Wiseman Clagett. 

2 Martha'' Bowie, m. Henry Brookes. 
Issue : 

I James* Bowie Brookes. 

3 Er,EANOR^ Bowie, m. 

4 IV AtLEN- Bowie, b. 1719 ; m. ist Mrs. Finch, 2d Susan Fraser. 

5 V W11.1.IAM- Bowie, b. 1721 ; m. Margaret Sprigg ; d. 1791. 

<5 VI Thomas- Bowie, b. 1723 ; m. ist Esther Sprigg, 2d Hannah 

laVz VII Mary^ Bowie, b. 1726 ; m. William Beans, Jr. ; d. 1792. 

]¥o. 2. 

Jolin"^ Bowie, Jr., (John' Bowie, Sr.) eldest child 
of John Bowie, Sr., and his wife, Mary (Mullikin) Bowie, 
was born at " Brookwood," the home of his parents, in 
Nottingham District, Prince George's Connty, Maryland, 
about 1708. In 1729 he married Mary Beall, daughter 
of William Beall, of the same county. In 1730 his father 
entailed upon him the plantation called " Thorpland," 
lying on Colli ngton Branch, three miles north of Upper 
Marlborough. This being the land left his mother by his 
father's uncle, John Smith, and is still owned by his de- 
scendants. A dispute arose between John Bowie, Jr., and 
Joseph Belt regarding the proper bounds of this estate, 
the two men being neighbors. Several land commis- 
sions were appointed by the courts to define the exact 
line of division before the case was finally settled. Some 
time in 1733 Mrs. Bowie died, leaving a son and dangh- 


ter. December 18, 1735, John Bowie, Jr., married Eliza- 
beth Pottinger. She was born in 17 17, and was the 
daughter of Dr. Robert Pottinger and Anne Evans, his 
wife. The latter couple were married in 17 16. In 
1737 Dr. Pottinger deeded to his son-in-law, John Bowie, 
" on account of my love and affection for him," a large 
plantation in Queen Anne Parish. This added to the 
land given him by his father, and that received by his 
first wife, which she inherited from her father, and also 
located on CoUington Branch, made John Bowie, Jr., an 
extensive land-owner. In 1747 he increased his real 
estate by the purchase of a plantation called "The Hermi- 
tage," owned by Thomas Harris, situated about twelve 
miles north of the present city of Washington, and lying 
in Frederick County, now Montgomery County. This 
property is yet owned by his descendants. November 29, 
1752, John Bowie, Jr., executed a will ; refers to himself as 
being " in a low and languid state of health, but of sound 
mind." Named his wife as executrix, and requested that 
his brother, Thomas Bowie, and his son-in-law, James 
Magruder, act as guardians for his children. The will 
was probated in February, 1753. He did not mention 
his eldest son by the first wife, or the entailed property 
called " Thorpland." His son, Allen, was given " The 
Hermitage," and his two other sons, James and John, 
land in Prince George's County, called " Pine Thickett " 
and " Pine Thickett, enlarged." Personal property was 
left his daughter, and a suiall provision was made for an 
expected child then unborn. He is said to have been 
buried at " Thorpland," His widow, two years later, be- 
came the second wife of Thomas Cramphin, of Frederick 
County, whose first wife had been Mary Jackson, by whom 
he had two children, viz. : Thomas Cramphin, Jr., who 
never married but lived to a great age, and Ruth Cramphin, 
who was born August 30, 1742, and became the wife of 
her stepbrother, Allen Bowie. There were three sons 
born to this second marriage, namely, Robert, born 1757 ; 


Basil, born 1759, and Richard, born 1760. All three 
died young, though Basil lived to serve in the Revolu- 
tionary Army. Elizabeth (Pottinger ; Bowie) Cramphin 
died in 1775, and was buried in Rock Creek Cemetery. 

Issue of John Bowie, Jr., and his first wife, Mary (Beall) Bowie, was : 

8 I Wii.uam'' Bowie, Jr., b. 1730; m. Rachael Pottinger; d. 

II Mary'^ Bowie, b. 1732; m. James Magruder, Jr., brother of 
John Read Magruder, the ist. He was born in 1721, and 
died 1773 ; was the son of James Magruder, b. 1699, and 
his wife, Barbary Coombs. James Magruder was the 
grandson of Alexander Magruder, emigrant. 
Issue : 

1 WiLUAM* Bowie Magruder. 

2 Ali^an^ Bowie Magruder, and others. 

The issue of John Bowie, Jr., by his second wife, Elizabeth, was: 

9 I Ai^i.en'' Bowie, Jr., b. 1737; m. Ruth Cramphin 1766; d. 

March, 1803. 
II James-* Bowie, b. about 1739. He was living in 1760, when 
the court records show he received his property. No 
mention is made of him after that date on the county 
records, and he is not mentioned in the will of his ma- 
ternal grandmother, proven in 1767. By some he is 
supposed to have died soon after reaching his majority, 
unmarried. It is, however, asserted by others that 
he left Maryland upon reaching manhood, and removed 
to South Carolina, where he became the father of Rezin 
Bowie, who was father of Col. James Bowie, hero of the 
Alamo, and Col. Rezin P. Bowie. (See Louisiana Bowies.) 
If this latter was the case, he doubtless married about 
1761, or very shortly after reaching South Carolina. He 
is the only one of the Prince George's County Bowies 
of whom the record is uncertain. 

10 HI Rev. JOHN^ Bowie, b. about 1744; m. Margaret Dallas. 

IV A posthumus child', referred to in John Bowie, Jr's. will as 
expected. Name vinknown. Died in infancy. 

]»o. 3. 

Eleanor- Bowie, (John^ Bowie, Sr.) eldest daughter 
of John Bowie, Sr., and his wife, Mary (Mullikin) Bowie, 


was born about 1 709 and married thrice. Her first husband 
was Benjamin Brooke, whom she married about 1726. He 
was the son of Col, Thomas Brooke, of Brookefield, and 
his second wife Barbara Dent. Benjamin Brooke was 
born about 1702, and died in 1727, leaving his young 
widow with an infant son. Her father, John Bowie, 
bonded with her for the administration of her deceased 
husband's estate. In 1732 Mrs. Eleanor (Bowie) Brooke 
was married to Edward Clagett, son of Richard Clagett, 
Sr., of Croom, and his wife, Deborah (Dorsey) Clagett. 
Richard Clagett was the son of Captain Thomas Clagett, 
the English emigrant to Maryland in 1670, and his wife, 
Sarah Pattison. He was descended from a long line of 
English gentry dating back to the Norman Conquest. An 
elder brother of Richard Clagett was Thomas Clagett, 
of " Weston." Mrs. Richard Clagett was the daughter 
of John Dorsey, who, with his two brothers, Edward and 
Joshua, emigrated to Maryland in 1664 from their home, 
" Hockley in the Hole," in England. Hon. John Dorsey 
represented Anne Arundel County in the Assembly at 
Annapolis from 1701 to 1702, and was a member of the 
Council (commonly called the Upper House) from 17 10 
until his death in 17 14. His plantation was on the south 
side of the Severn River and was named for his English 
home. He married Pleasance Ely, widow of Charles 
Ridgely. Richard Clagett, Sr., deeded to his son, Edward, 
in 1732 (shortly before the latter's marriage), a large tract 
of land, being part of his extensive estate called " Croom." 
On the same date John Bowie gave his daughter, Eleanor, 
several Negroes. In July, 1755, Edward Clagett and his 
wife, Eleanor, deeded to their son, John Clagett, a large 
portion of the Croom property just prior to the marriage 
of the young man. In 1756, Eleanor and Edward Clagett 
sold to John Bowie, Sr., another large part of the Croom 
property, and this was a few years later devised by John 
Bowie to the younger children of his daughter. 

Eleanor (Bowie ; Brooke) Clagett was alive in 1776, 


having, after the death of Edward Clagett, become the 
wife of a Mr. Skinner, of Baltimore County, by whom she 
had no children. 

Issue by her first husband, Benjamin Brooke, Sr. : 

I Benjamin^ Brooke, Jr., b. 1727; m. in 1755, Mary Evers- 
field, b. Feb. 26, 1739, daughter of Rev. John Eversfield 
and his wife, Eleanor Clagett, daughter of Richard 
Clagett, Sr. Benjamin Brooke died in 1765, and his 
widow in July, 1790. He was a member of the vestry of 
St. Paul's Episcopal Church and tobacco inspector for 
Mattapony Landing. Inherited large tracts of land from 
both grandfathers. 
Issue : 

1 Ei-EANOR^ Brooke, b. 1756 ; died single in 1776. 

2 Barbara* Brooke, b. May 6, 1757 ; m. isther cousin, 

John Eversfield, and had one daughter, Mary^ Evers- 
field, who was alive in 1790. Her second husband was 

Capt. L,ane, and her third husband, in 1815, 

was Benjamin Berry. There was no issue by her last 
marriage, and she died November 25, 1835. 
Issue by Captain Lane : 

1 Elizabeth-^ Lane, m. Eversfield Bowie. 

2 Barbara'^ Lane, m. Fielder Bowie, the 2d. 

3 ELEANOR'^LANE.m. March 16, 1805, James Forbes, 

of St. Mary's. 
Issue of Eleanor (Bowie ; Brooke) Clagett and her husband, Edward 
Clagett, was : 

I JOHN^ Clagett, b. 1733 ; m. 1755, Casandra White, daughter 

of Joseph White. (For issue see Clagett vSketch.) 

II Richard^ Ci^agett, m. Digges. 

III Mary^ Clagett, m. Magruder. 

IV Nicholas^ Clagett, b. 1745 ; m. the widow of Ridgley. 

V Wiseman^ Clagett, b. 1748; d. 17S5; m. January 17, 1779, 

his cousin, Priscilla Bowie Lyles, daughter of Hilleary 
Lyles, and his wife, Lucy Bowie, daughter of James 
Bowie, the 2d, son of John Bowie, Sr. 
Issue : 

1 Sarah* Anne Clagett, m. 

2 Agnes* Clagett, m. 

3 Eleanora* Bowie Clagett, b. December 6, 1783; 

m. Col. Gassaway Watkins, a president of the 
Maryland Society of the Cincinnati. 

VI Eleanor^ Bowie Clagett, b. 1749 ; m. 1767, John Berry, b. 

in 1736, near Collington, Prince George's County, Mary- 
land, and probably the son of Benjamin Berry, Jr. (See 


Berry Sketch No. 3.) He removed to lower Frederick 
County, formerly a part of Prince George's County, but 
now Montgomery County. He died in 1786. 
Issue : 

1 Benjamin* Berrv, b. 1768 ; m. ist November 20, 1787, 

Eleanor Lansdale, 2d Elizabeth Dorsey ; d. July 16, 
Issue by first wife : 

1 Thomas^ Lansdai^e Berrv, b. September 28, 


2 Col. John^ Berry, b. November 2, 1791 (of him 

more presently). 
Issue of Benjamin Berry by his second wife : 

1 Elizabeth^ Ridgely Berry, b. 1796; d. 1837. 

2 Benjamin^ F. Berry, b. September 28, 1797; 

d. 1833. 

3 Juliet^ M. Berry, b. 1802 ; d. 1872. 

4 DANiEt^ Dorsey Berry, b. 1805. 

5 Nicholas^ Dorsey Berry, died in infancy. 

6 Eleanor'^ Clagett Berry, b. 1809; d. 1848. 

7 Mary^ Dorsey Berry, died in infancy. 

2 John* Wilkes Berry, b. May 28, 1775 ; m. February 

8, 1803, Hariet Dorsey ; d. July 10, 1856. 

3 Horatio* Berry, b. November 20, 1776 ; m. ; 

d. January 18, 1855. One son was W.^ W. Berry, of 
Nashville, Tenn. ; a daughter of the latter is Mrs. 
Mary W. Bass, wife of John M. Bass, President of the 
Tennessee Historical Society. 

4 Eleanor* Bowie Berry. 

5 Mary* Clagett Berry. 

2. Col. John^ Berry, son of Benjamin and Eleanor 
(Lansdale) Berry, as above shown, was born in 
Montgomery County November 2, 1 791, and 
served as an officer of militia during the war of 
1812-14. January 2, 1812, he married Sarah 
Duke Jackson, who was born in Prince George's 
County, Maryland, August 21, 1785, and died 
October 27, 1859. Colonel Berry died October 
17, 1856, having had 
Issue : 

1 Eliza^ Eleanor Berry, b. December 23, 

1814 ; d. January 9, 1891. 

2 SuSAN^ Lansdale Berry, b. February 18, 

1818 ; d. November 6, 1880 ; m. October 19, 
1841, John Hurst, who was b. September 19, 
1807, and d. April 12, 1880. 
Issue : 
I Sarah' Berry Hurst, b. September 25, 


1842; m. May 11, 1865, DeWitt Clinton 
Morgan, and had 
Issue : 

1 JOHN^ Hurst Morgan, b. April 25, 

1866; m. January 28, 1897, May 
Croxall Vickers. 
Issue : 
I Tilghman' Vickers Morgan, b. 
February 19, 1898. 

2 CwNTON* Gerard Morgan, b. Janu- 

ary 28, 1868. 

3 Phiwp* Sydney Morgan, b. Decem- 

ber 31, 1876. 
2 Mary' Ei,iza Berry Hurst, b. January 
14, 1845 ; m. December 14, 1865, Lyttle- 
ton Bowen Purnell. 

3 Harriet" Emily Berry, b. August 16, 1820; 

d. November 16, 1873. 

4 Gen. John" S. Berry, b. January 18, 1822 ; 

was Adjutant-General of Maryland under 
Governor Bradford during the Civil War. 

5 Juliet" Anne Berry, b. April 18, 1824; d. 

November 12, 1886. 

6 Sarah" Jane Berry, b. June 18, 1827. 

Xo. 4. 

Allen- Bowie, Sr., (John^ Bowie, Sr.) third son of 
John Bowie, Sr., and his wife Mary (Mullikin) Bowie, was 
born at " Brookwood," in Nottingham District, Prince 
George's County, Maryland, in 17 19. In 174 1 his father 
conveyed to him part of a tract of land called " Cray- 
croft's Right," adjoining Mount Calvert Manor on the 
Patuxent River, and, in 1744, he received from his father 
four hundred acres called " Brookridge." This last named 
plantation was but a short distance from the first, and 
about three miles from Nottingham. On a high plateau, 
about the centre of his estate, Allen Bowie erected a large 
frame dwelling which is yet standing, and is owned by 


Mrs. John W. Burroughs. The fine old trees surrounding 
it were probably there when the house was built more 
than a century-and-a-half ago. Having prepared a home, 
Allen Bowie, in 1744, married Mrs. Priscilla Finch, widow 
of Capt. William Finch, Jr., " mariner." 

The archives of Prince George's County, state that in 
1741 "Capt. William Finch, mariner," bought of Mrs. 
Anne Darnall, a part of Mount Calvert Manor which was 
in close proximity to " Brookridge." The records also 
show that during the same year " Capt. William Finch, 
Sr., of London, mariner and owner of the ship Bradley," 
recorded the gift of a Negro women to " my infant grand- 
daughter, Phoebe Finch, the child of my son William." 
November 25, 1742, "Mrs. Priscilla Finch, widow of Capt. 
William Finch, Jr.," applied for letters of administration 
on the estate of her deceased husband, who was described 
as a " mariner, and having no relatives other than his 
wife and child in Maryland." The maiden name of Mrs. 
Finch is not known, but she is supposed to have been 
an English lady and to have come to Maryland with 
her husband, who died about a year later. The ship 
"Bradley" sailed between London and the various land- 
ings on the Patuxent River, as shown by invoices on file 
in the County Clerk's office. There was a daughter born 
to Capt. William Finch, Jr., and a son by his widow's 
marriage to Allen Bowie. Mrs. Priscilla (Finch) Bowie 
died in 1747, and was probably buried at "Brookridge." 
Her daughter, Phoebe Finch, inherited her father's land, 
and, in 1763, there was recorded a sale by her of this prop- 
erty. In 1764 she married Mordacai^ Smith, of Calvert 
County, who was born December 9, 1737, and was the 
son of Nathan^ and Casandra Smith. 

Their issue was : 

1 MoRDACAi^ Smith, Jr., later known as General Smith. 

2 Fielder^ Bowie Smith, b. November 14, 1777 ; named for his half- 

uncle. Married, in 1802, Susan Plummer, of Prince George's 
County. His second wife was Lucy Middleton Smith, daughter 


of William Smith, of Georgetown, D. C, descended from Rich- 
ard Smith, of "Hall Croft," England, who emigrated to the 
Province in 1649, and was later attorney-general. 
The issue by the first wife was : 

1 MORDACAi* Smith, m. Jane Boswell, of Charles County, Mary- 


2 Phcebe* Finch Smith, m. Boswell, of Nottingham, 

Prince George's County. 
Issue : 

1 Fielder' Bowie Smith Boswell, m. Gantt. 

2 MoRDACAi' Smith Boswell, m. 

The issue of Fielder Bowie Smith and his second wife, Lucy, was : 

1 A daughter, m. Owens. 

2 David* P. Smith, of Smithville, Calvert County, m. his 

After the death of his wife, Priscilla (Finch) Bowie, 
Allen Bowie, in 1748, married Anne, born in 1718, and 
daughter of Rev. John Fraser, and his wife Anne Bliz- 
zard. The Rev. Mr. Fraser was born in Scotland, and, 
after emigrating to America, was the incumbent of Dur- 
ham Parish, Charles County, Maryland, and also of St. John's 
Parish in Prince George's County. His wife was the daugh- 
ter of Giles Blizzard and Anne Eden. The latter was born 
in France and during the persecution of the Huguenots was 
placed in a convent. At the age of fourteen she escaped, 
and, with her mother and her uncle, a French Abbe', came 
to America. They settled on the Potomac River at a 
place called " Bluefields," nearly opposite Alexandria. 
After seeing his sister and niece comfortably provided for, 
the Abbe' returned to his native countr}^ Anne Eden, 
the daughter, in a few years married Giles Blizzard, who 
died, leaving her with one child, Anne Blizzard. Mrs. 
Blizzard then married a wadower by the name of Small- 
wood, who had several sons. Following the arbitrary- 
customs of France, her native countr}-, Mrs. Smallwood 
compelled her daughter, Anne Blizzard, to marry one of 
her stepbrothers, but the girl refused to live with her en- 
forced husband, who conveniently died in a short time 
and thus allow-ed her to become the wife of the Rev. 
John Fraser. By this latter union there were four daugh- 


ters and two sons. The eldest daughter, Susanah Fraser, 
married George Hawkins, and had issue : 

1 Stone Hawkins, m. Skinner. 

Issue : 

I George Hawkins. 

2 Susan Anne Hawkins, m. Dr. John Fraser Bowie, her first 

cousin, as will be seen further on. 

The third daughter of Rev. John Fraser and his wife 
Anne (Blizzard; Small wood) was Anne Fraser, born 17 18; 
married in 1748 Allen Bowie, as previously shown. By 
this latter marriage there were three daughters and a son. 
Mrs. Bowie died March 15, 1779, aged sixty-four, and is 
buried at " Brookridge." 

In addition to the land which Allen Bowie received 
from his father, he owned "Leith" or "Half Pone," con- 
taining 400 acres ; part of "Essex Lodge," containing 300 
acres ; Reid Farm, 500 acres ; all of them in Nottingham 
District, as well as a house and lot in that village ; a large 
farm on Collington Branch in the northern part of the 
county, and two tracts of land in Frederick County, near 
Fredericktown. He also received by his father's will the 
latter's home place, " Brook wood," which after a lapse of 
twelve years was claimed by his great nephew, William 
Bowie 3d. In consequence of a clause in the will of John 
Smith, who devised it to John Bowie and to "his heir-at- 
law forever," the court awarded the property to William 
Bowie 3d, as will be shown in a sketch of the latter indi- 
vidual. Allen Bowie is invariably referred to as Allen 
Bowie, Sr., to distinguish him from his nephew, Allen 
Bowie, Jr., of Montgomery County. In 1753 Allen Bowie, 
Sr., was, by the Governor of the Province, commissioned 
justice of the peace, and in 1756 he was appointed Inspector 
of Tobacco at the export warehouses in Marlborough, to- 
gether with his brother-in-law, William Beans, Jr., and 
Benjamin Berry. 

In the spring of 1770, it being rumored that British 


ships loaded with dutiable goods were bound for the 
Patuxent River, the inhabitants of Prince George's County 
held a meeting in Upper Marlborough and decided to pre- 
vent the landing of these cargoes. For that purpose they 
selected a committee to enforce the resolutions of the 
" Association of Freemen," and to watch the landings at 
all points on the river. The committee was composed 
of gentlemen of standing, representing every section of 
the county. Allen and William Bowie, Sr., were among 
those appointed for the Nottingham District. At a meet- 
ing of " Free Holders " held in Upper Marlborough De- 
cember I, 1774, John Rogers presiding, it was "resolved 
that a committee be chosen whose duty it shall be to 
enforce within the county the instructions received from 
the Association of the American Continental Congress 
now assembled." Allen Bowie, his brother William 
Bowie, and the latter's two sons, Walter and Robert, 
were selected as members of the committee then chosen. 
In the following June, 1775, Allen Bowie was one of the 
delegates sent by Prince George's County to Annapolis, 
where was held a convention of representatives from each 
county in the State to protest against the blockade of 
Boston Harbor, and to devise means for prosecuting the 
war against Great Britain. During the ensuing years 
Allen Bowie, together with other members of his family, 
was actively engaged in assisting his State to continue 
the struggle with the mother country. Age and ill-health, 
however, prevented his participation in the military ex- 
peditions beyond the borders of the Province. His will 
commencing "I, Allen Bowie, Gentleman, of Prince 
George's County, State of Maryland, being of sound mind, 
but in a low and languid state of body," is dated January 
9th, and proven January 25, 1783. He directs that "my 
body be buried decently and agreeably to the customs and 
usages of persons in my condition of life." To his eldest 
son. Fielder, he devised the bulk of his immense landed 
property, including Brookridge and the house in Notting- 


ham, also " to my son, Fielder, I bequeath all debts be- 
tween him and myself, of what nature soever, from the 
beginning of the world until now, the date of these pres- 
ent, except a bond for ^loo from said son, which I give 
to my grandson, Allen, son of Fielder." To his son, 
Dr. John Fraser Bowie, he willed land called "Bells 
Reserve " and a bond which he held against his son, John, 
and Edward Edelin, Jr., for ^14,000 Continental money. 
Also to this son " my running-horse 'Buckskin.'" The 
land on Collington Branch was left to Fielder and to 
his daughter, Priscilla Duckett. Personal property was 
given to his stepdaughter, "Phoebe, wife of Mordacai 
Smith ; " Negroes to his daughter, Susanah Eversfield, 
and land in Frederick to Fielder Gantt. Also " mourn- 
ing rings " to various friends, and one to Susanah 
Hawkins, his wife's niece and the future wife of his son, 
John. Another interesting feature of the will of Allen 
Bowie is that the witnesses were nearly all men who be- 
came more or less distinguished. They were his son-in- 
law, John Smith Brookes, an officer of the Revolution 
and locally prominent ; Dr. William Beans (his nephew), 
a physician widely known for his connection with the 
origin of the "Star Spangled Banner," by Key; Ben- 
jamin Contee, officer in the Patriot Army, member of 
Congress, and a distinguished Episcopal divine ; Thomas 
J. Claggett, the first Episcopal Bishop consecrated in 
America ; and lastly, his nephew, Robert Bowie, an offi- 
cer of the Revolution, and four times Governor of Mary- 

The only issue of Allen Bowie by his first wife, Priscilla Finch, was : 

111 FiEi^DER^ Bowie, b. 1745 ; m. Elizabeth Eversfield; d. Sep- 
tember, 1794. 
Issue of Allen Bowie by his second wife, Anne Fraser : 

I Susanah^ Eraser Bowie, b. May 29, 1749 ; m. May 10, 

1772, Matthew Eversfield. (For issue see Eversfield 

II Priscili.a^' Bowie, b. July 30, 1750; m. 1768, Thomas 

Duckett, son of Richard Duckett, Jr., and his wife Eliza- 


beth Williams, and a brother of Baruch and Isaac Duck- 
ett. Richard Duckett, Jr., was born in 1704, and was 
twice married. His parents, Richard and Charity (Boyd) 
Duckett, were married in 1696. Thomas Duckett and 
wife both died in 1786. 
Issue : 

1 Dr. Richard* Duckett, m. Miss Howard. No issue. 

2 John* Bowie Duckett. Delivered the valedictory, 

1794, at St. John's College. 

3 PrisciUtA* Duckett, m. Frederick Thomas Brooke, 

son of Dr. Richard Brooke and his wife, Rachel 
Gantt. They removed to West Virginia. 

4 E1.IZABETH* Duckett, m. Dr. Rawlings, of Calvert 

County, and removed to the South. 

5 Judge Allien* Bowie Duckett, m. October 17, 1795, 

Margaret Howard, a sister of his brother's wife. He 
was a distinguished lawyer, member of the legisla- 
ture, one of Gov. Robert Bowie's council in 1803, 
and^by President Thomas Jefferson was appointed 
one of the first judges of the District of Columbia. 
Issue : 

I Thomas'^ Duckett, b. 1797 ; m. ist Catherine 
Goldsboro, whose mother was a Miss Worthing- 
ton ; 2d Catherine, widow of Daniel Clark, Sr., 
and daughter of William Bowie " of Walter." 
His issue was one son by each wife : 

1 Richard* Duckett, b. 1831 ; m. Elizabeth 

M. Waring, August, 1855, daughter of Col. 
J. H. Waring. 
Issue : 
I Kate' C. Duckett, b. 1857 ; m. William 
B. Clagett. 

2 Thomas" A. Duckett, m. L,ucy Sellman. 

(For issue see descendants of William Bowie 
of Walter.) 
Ill Anne^ Bowie, b. October 6, 1751 ; d. December 12, 1782; 
m. October 30, 1780, Lieut. John Smith Brookes of the 
Revolutionary Army. He was the brother of Col. Ben- 
jamin Brookes and also of the wife of Walter Bowie, Sr. 
Mrs. Brookes died without issue, and her husband, in 
1784, married Elizabeth Harwood and had 
Issue : 

1 Robert* Brookes. Removed to the West. 

2 Capt. John* Brookes. An officer in the army during 

the War of 1812-14. He was three times married; 
first to Louisa Dangerfield, by whom he had one 
daughter only ; secondly to Ellen Waring, of Mount 
Pleasant, who died in 1843 without living issue ; 


his third wife was Miss Fowle, of Alexandria, by 
whom he had three sons. He resided at Mount 
Issue : 

1 Louisa^ Dangerfiei^d Brookes, m. Judge R. B. 

B. Chew. (See Chew.) 

2 William^ Fowle Brookes, of Alexandria, Vir- 


3 JoHN^ ST. Clair Brookes. 

4 '= Brookes. 

IV Dr. John=5 Fraser Bowie, b. January 17, 1755 ; d. May 18, 
1815. He married Susan Anne Hawkins, daughter of 
George Hawkins, and the latter's wife, Susanah Fraser, 
who was an aunt of Dr. Bowie's. John F. Bowie gradu- 
ated in medicine and served in the army as surgeon dur- 
ing the Revolution. He was active in politics, and is 
often mentioned in the publications of that day as chair- 
man of Federalists' meetings in Upper Mariborough and 
other places. He bought " Reed's Farm," but sold it 
in 1798 and removed to an estate owned by his wife near 
Piscataway. Like his father he was fond of racing, and 
his horse,' "Buckskin," which was devised him by his 
father, is recorded as the winner in a number of races 
on the four-mile-track at Nottingham. This horse won 
a purse of iifty guineas at Annapolis November 6, 1783, 
and another at Bladensburg. That Dr. Bowie was highly 
esteemed by his neighbors is evinced by numbers of 
them naming him in their wills as executor of their 
estates. He was thus designated by Col. Luke Marbury, 
Col. John H. Beans, Thomas Clagett, and others. He 
had no children and devised his property to his several 
nieces, biit did not in his will mention his namesake and 
nephew, John F. Bowie, Jr. Probably the latter had re- 
ceived money from him before he left Maryland for 
Mississippi. Dr. Bowie was a vestryman of St. John's 
Church and is buried there. 

Ifo. 5. 

Capt. William- Bowie, (John^ Bowie, Sr.) fourth 
son of John Bowie, Sr., and his wife Mary (Mnllikin) 
Bowie, was born in 172 1 at his parents' home, " Brook- 
ridae," a few miles from Nottingham, Prince George's 


County, Maryland. When he arrived at the age of twenty- 
one, his father bought and deeded to him a large tract of 
land about two miles from Nottingham, called " Brooke's 
Reserve," which in after years was known as '* Mattaponi." 
Here he built a large brick house in the old Colonial 
style, and it is at this date as sound and as well 
preserved as it was a century-and-a-half ago. The trees, 
and well-kept grounds around it, with the extensive view 
of rolling country which it commands, makes it one of 
the most attractive residences in that portion of the State. 
It was owned by his descendants until 1867, when it 
passed from the family. Many a grand entertainment 
have its old walls witnessed, while the hospitality and 
ready welcome extended by its owners to hosts of guests 
have endeared "Mattaponi" to five generations. About 
1745, William Bowie married Margaret Sprigg, who was 
born April 20, 1726, and was a daughter of Osborne 
Sprigg, Sr., and his first wife Elizabeth. Osborne Sprigg 
was the grandson of Thomas Sprigg, the emigrant, who 
died in 1704. This emigrant was the first owner of the 
fine estate in Prince George's County known as, "North- 
ampton." A full-length portrait of him is possessed by 
his descendants and shows a handsome man in court cos- 
tume. Osborne Sprigg, Sr., left a son by his second wife 
(daughter of Joseph Belt), who was named for himself, and 
who was a prominent patriot during the Revolution, and 
a signer of the "Declaration of Freemen." Another son, 
Joseph Sprigg, married the widow of Thomas Bowie, 
(William's brother) and by a second wife was the father of 
Samuel Sprigg, a Governor of Maryland. William Bowie 
in later years signed his name, " W. Bowie, Sr.," in con- 
tra-distinction to his nephew, but in all the official 
papers and periodicals of the day he is invariably styled 
" Capt. William Bowie." It is probable that he com- 
manded one of the militia organizations maintained by the 
Province, though no record of his commission has been 
discovered. In 1753 he was appointed Tobacco Inspector 


for Nottingham, and later a justice of the peace, a mem- 
ber of St. Paul's vestry, and in 1767, Warden of the 
Parish. In 1769 he and Richard Duckett published a 
card requesting citizens to meet them at the house of Mr. 
Benjamin Brookes, in Marlborough,' to arrange for the 
purchase of land on which to erect an Alms House, and 
signed themselves, "Trustees of the Poor." In 1770 it 
was rumored that ships were en route from Great Britain 
loaded with European goods, and might soon be expected 
to reach the Patuxent. The inhabitants of Prince 
George's County thought it necessary to support " The 
Association " by prohibiting the landing of these cargoes, 
and called a meeting for April 10, 1770, at Upper 
Marlborough. When the people assembled, certain gen- 
tlemen were selected as representatives to keep an eye 
upon events, and to provide proper guards at points on. 
the Patuxent River where ships were likely to touch. 
Only the most resolute and responsible citizens were 
delegated by the people for this purpose. They were : for 
Queen Anne District, William Wootton and Richard Duck- 
ett ; for Upper Marlborough, William Weems and William 
Beans ; for "Patuxent " (or Nottingham) William Bowie 
and his brother Allen Bowie. Other persons were named 
to assist these gentlemen. On June 22, 1774, William 
Bowie was a delegate sent from Prince George's to a con- 
vention held in Annapolis, which passed strong resolutions 
in favor of upholding the rights of the Province, if neces- 
sary by force of arms, against Great Britain. On Novem- 
ber 10, of the same year, a meeting of "Free Holders," 
presided over by John Rogers, was held at Upper Marl- 
boro', where a committee was appointed which was in- 
structed to see that the resolutions of the " Association 
of the American Continental Congress " were enforced 
within the county of Prince George's. Among the men 
selected for this committee were William Bowie and his 
brother Allen Bowie, as well as Walter and Robert Bowie, 
sons of William. 


The latter was also placed on a Committee of Correspond- 
ence, and it was further " resolved that Capt. William 
Bowie and Walter Bowie (with others) are selected as 
delegates of this county to attend a Convention to be held 
at Annapolis, and are authorized to vote in the Conven- 
tion for Delegates to attend a Congress which will assem- 
ble at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the loth of May 
next." In June, 1775, these representatives met at 
Annapolis ; those from Prince George's being Capt. 
William Bowie, Walter Bowie (his son). Col, Thomas 
Contee (of Brookfield), John Contee, Richard Contee 
(his son), Bazil Waring, Osborne Sprigg, Col. Luke Mar- 
bury, Thomas Clagett, Thomas Gantt, Col. Joseph Sim, 
and Thomas Sim Lee (later governor). On July 26, 1775, 
this Convention issued the celebrated "Declaration of the 
Association of the Freemen of ^Maryland." The names 
of the two Bowies are found affixed to that memorable 
document which antidated by one year the general " Dec- 
laration of Independence," and is now framed and hang- 
ing in the State House at Annapolis. It virtually threw 
down the gauntlet to Great Britain and announced the 
intention of the Province to assert its independence by 
force of arms if necessary, and this at a time when Mary- 
land stood alone — the other colonies not having then 
taken such an advanced position. Only men of the high- 
est standing would have been selected to execute this 
important paper. On September 12, 1775, Capt. William 
Bowie, William T. Wootton, and John Contee were selected 
at a meeting of citizens in Marlborough to arrange a 
proper nniform for a military company which was ordered 
to be enrolled at once. Robert Bowie and others were 
commissioned to organize '' the Minute Men." What 
further part William Bowie took during the Revolution 
is not .shown, as the records of the county for the succeed- 
ing few years are very meager, but it is fair to presume, 
a man as active as he had been, and who had shown 
such fearless patriotism, was not idle. He was too old for 


the army, but he doubtless continued to take part in the 
councils of his people and to aid them as advisor. " Call- 
ing to mind the uncertainty of life," 'William Bowie made 
his will ^Slarch 15, 1791, and it was probated April 9th, 
of the same year. He named his sons, Walter and Rob- 
ert, executors, and the witnesses were Leonard Holly- 
day, Thomas Gantt, and Thomas Hodgskin. The land 
records and his will show Capt. William Bowie was a 
wealthy man for his day, owning tracts of land in 
various parts of the country, much stock of all kinds, 
and many Negroes. He left his son, Walter, a fine 
estate in the northern part of the county called " Darnell's 
Grove," but later known as " Locust," or "Willow Grove." 
" Mattaponi," and a house and lot in Nottingham, 
he left to his son, Robert, who was a dozen years later 
elected governor. He amply provided for a large family. 
His widow, who survived him until October, 1804, also 
made a will in which she desired her son, William, to act 
as executor, and referred to her son, " Osborne Bowie, 
who has been long absent from his country. In event he 
dies abroad his portion shall be given to his brother, Wil- 
liam." She also desired to be buried " in the family 
burying ground, decently and without pomp," and men- 
tions a granddaughter, " Rachel Ann Smith, daughter of 
Elizabeth Smith." The old lady died at Mattaponi, 
where she and her husband are buried. 

Issue : 

I Elizabeth' Bowie, b. 1746; m. Walter Smith, of Calvert 
One child was : 

I Rachael* Anxe Smith, unmarried in 1S02. 

12 II Walter^ Bowie, b. 1748 ; m. Mar_v Brookes; d. 1811. 

13 III Gov. Robert^ Bowie, b. March, 1750; m. Priscilla Mack- 

all ; d. 1818. 

14 IV William^ Sprigg Bowie, b. 1751 : m. Elizabeth Brookes; 

d. 1809. 
V Osborne* Sprigg Bowie, date of birth uncertain ; unmar- 
ried. Is thought to have sen-ed in the Colonial Navy 


during the War of the Revolution. In 1794 he is refer- 
red to by his brother, in an advertisement of two horses, 
as " Capt. Osborne S. Bowie." A letter, two years later, 
in the Annapolis postoffice, unclaimed, was addressed to 
"Capt. Osborne S. Bowie." His mother, in her will 
dated in 1802, refers to him as having been " long ab- 
sent from his country." Family tradition asserts that 
he was an officer in the United States Navy and was lost 
at sea. In 1807 his brother Robert applied for letters of 
administration on the estate of "the late Osborne S. 
Bowie." That he at one time served on board the U. S. 
Ship Constellation, which was built in Baltimore by Act 
of Congress March 27, 1794, the following letter, which 
was found among old papers, will show : 
" On Board the Constellation, Commander Alexander 
Murray, at New York Harbor. 

"January 3, 1801. 
" HONORED Mother : 

" This comes with my love and dut.v, hoping you are well as I am 
at present. When last I left you, was in hopes to return again in 
four months, but cruel fortune, which appears to attend me where 
ever I go, has prevented me, since my entering on board this ship. 
Have heard that a peace has been made with France, therefore ex- 
pect to be paid off soon, and the ship, of course, will be laid up, 
when I will take the first opportunity of visiting you again. In the 
mean time, should it be in your power to send me a little money, 
shall take it as a great favor, and shall be remembered by your ever 
dutiful son, 

" Osborne Sprigg Bowie. 

" p. S.— Give my love to my brothers and sisters, likewise to all of 
my relations. O. S. B. 

. " To Mrs. Margaret Bowie, near Nottingham, P. G. Co., Md." 

VI Ann' Bowie, b. 1760 ; m. October 28, 1790, Philomen Chew, 

of " The Cove," Calvert Cottnty, Maryland. (For issue 
see Chew Article, No. 9.) 

VII Margaret^ Sprigg Bowie, b. 1765 ; m. 1785, Maj. Benja- 

min Brookes of the Revolutionary Army, son of Benjamin 
Brookes, Sr., brother of Lieut. John Smith Brookes, and 
of the wives of Walter and William S. Bowie. He was 
several times promoted for gallant conduct, and served 
throughout the entire war with Great Britain. Was shot 
through the jaw and tongue and never entirely recovered 
from his wounds. Was after the war made general of 
militia. Lived in Marlborough and died in 1800. Gov. 
Robert Bowie acted as his administrator. 
Issue : 

I Anna'' Maria Bowie Brookes, b. 1790; m. 1813, 
Philomen Lloyd Chew, son of Maj. Richard Chew, 
of Calvert County, who was an elder brother of 
Philomen Chew, who married Ann Bowie, and had 
Issue : 
I Margaret^ Sprigg Bowie Chew, b. 1815 ; m. 


Judge William Hallam Tuck, of Annapolis. 
(See Chew, No. 12, for issue.) 

2 Dr. Wii<li.\m^ H. Chew, b. 1816 ; d. 1841 ; single. 

3 Maria= Louisa Chew, d. single. 

4 Philomen-^ L. Chew, b. 1826 ; d. 1850 ; single. 

5 Judge Richard^ Benjamin Brookes Chew, b. 

May 18, 1828 ; in 1853 °i- Louisa Dangerfield 
Brookes, daughter of Capt. John Brookes and 

Major Benjamiu Brookes. 

his first wife, Louisa Dangerfield. (See Allen 
Bowie, Sr.) 
Issue : 

1 Eliza" Dangerfiei^d Chew, single. 

2 Maria" Louise Chew, single. 

3 John" Chew, b. 1859 ; d. 1876. 


4 R.* B. B. Chew, Jr., member of the Marlboro' 


5 Philomen*^ W. Chew, attorney-at-law. 

6 William* B. Chew, d. single ; aged twent}^- 


7 Sarah" Dangerfield Chew, m. November 

II, 1896, Otway B. Zantzinger, of Baltimore, 

Xo. O. 

Thomas' Bowie, (John' Bowie, Sr.) fifth and young- 
est son of John Bowie, Sr., and his wife Mary (Mullikin) 
Bowie, was born at his parents' home in Nottingham 
District, Prince George's County, Maryland, in 1722. In 
1743 his father conveyed to him part of that tract of land 
called '' Craycroft's Right," also a part of " Brookridge," 
and a portion of " Essex Lodge." This land the young 
man afterwards sold to his brothers, and bought a farm of 
400 acres in the northern part of the county. In 1747 
his father, John Bowie, Sr., conveyed to him a tract of 
land called " Concord," lying on the Collington Branch, 
which had originally been surveyed for James Brogden. 
This deed reads, " to my son Thomas, and to his wife, 
Esther^ for the love I bear him." In 1749, Osborne 
Sprigg, Sr., died, and in his will bequeathed to " my son- 
in-law, Thomas Bowie, as a token of my regard, one 
Negro woman." Thomas Bowie was married about 1746 
to Esther Sprigg, who was born February 15, 1730, and 
was the daughter of Osborne Sprigg, Sr., and his second 
wife, Rachel Belt. She died prior to her father in 1749, 
and left no issue. Thomas Bowie married again about 
175 1, his second wife being Hannah Lee, daughter of 
Phillip Lee, Sr., and his second wife, Elizabeth Lawson, 
widow of Henry Sewell. This Phillip Lee was the son of 
Richard Lee, Jr., of Virginia (and his wife Letitia Corbin), 


and grandson of Richard Lee, Sr., the English emigrant 
to Virginia, and progenitor of the distinguished Lee family 
of that State. Phillip Lee was the third son, and prior to 
1700, emigrated from Virginia to jNIaryland and settled at 
Nottingham. He served in the House of Burgesses, and 
his first wife was the daughter of Col. Thomas Brooke, of 
Brookefield (President of the Council), and the latter's first 
wife, Anne Baker. Phillip Lee's children by this wife 
were eight ; one, Thomas Lee, being the father of Gov- 
ernor Thomas Sim Lee. A daughter, Eleanor Lee, mar- 
ried Benjamin Fendall, Sr., and was the mother of Mrs. 
Sarah Contee. Phillip Lee's second wife, the Widow 
Sewell, had a son, Nicholas, by her first husband, and 
nine children by her second husband, the seventh being 
Hannah, who married Thomas Bowie. In 1744 Thomas 
Bowie was named by his brother, James, as guardian of the 
latter's children, though he, Thomas, was at that time but 
twenty-two. In 1752, John Bowie, Jr., the oldest brother, 
also requested in his will that his brother Thomas should 
act as guardian of the testator's children, thus furnishing 
evidence that both men had a high appreciation of their 
younger brother's character. In April, 1758, Thomas 
Bowie made a will which was proven May 3d of the 
same year. He named his wife, Hannah, as executrix, 
gave his land to his only son, and personal property to his 
two daughters. One of the witnesses to the will was 
Joseph Sprigg, a brother of Thomas Bowie's first wife. 
Two years later, Hannah (Lee) Bowie, the widow, became 
the wife of this Joseph Sprigg, and by him had a number 
of children, viz., Joseph Sprigg, Jr., who served in the 
Revolutionary Army ; 2d, Letice ; 3d, Osborne ; 4th, 
Corbin, and 5th, Thomas, who was at one time judge of 
the Supreme Court of the Territory of Ohio. After 
Hannah (Lee, Bowie) Sprigg died, her husband married 
again, and by his second wife was the father of Samuel 
Sprigg, Governor of Maryland in 1819. 


The issue of Thomas Bowie and his second wife, Hannah Lee, was: 

I Elizabeth" Lawson Bowie, b. about 1752 ; m. Thomas 
Belt, son of Joseph Belt, Jr., and removed to Hagers- 
town, Maryland. By this union there were several 
children ; one was the ancestor of the late Trueman 
Belt, of Baltimore. Those of whom we have positive 
record were : 

1 Elizabeth* Bowie Belt, m. November 26, 1799, 

Samuel Lane Smith. 

2 Joseph* Sprigg Belt, m. in 1790, Sarah Burgess, and 

died, leaving 
Issue : 
I CapT. WILLIAM'^ Joseph Belt, United States 
Navy ; m. 1822, his cousin, Ellen Ursula Bowie, 
daughter of John Burgess Bowie. He died in 
1858 and she in 1881. 
Issue : 

1 Dr. William** SeaTon Belt, m. Ellen Belt 

Issue : 

1 Benjamin" LeE Belt, m. Amelia Bowie, 

daughter of R. W. W. Bowie. 

2 William'' Seaton Belt, single. 

2 Algernon^ Sidney Belt, m. Susie M. Green, 

daughter of Judge George Green, of Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa. 
Issue : 

1 George" Green Belt. 

2 Francis'' H. Belt. 

3 CapT. Charles" R. Belt, b. 1832, resides in 

Calvert County. He married, 1863, Antion- 
ette Blake. 
Issue : 

1 Charles' R. Belt, Jr. 

2 Ellen' Ursula Bowie Belt. 

3 Josephine'' Blake Belt. 

4 Samuel*^ Sprigg Belt, of Washington, m. 

Mary Wilson. No issue. 

5 Catherine" Bowie Belt, single. 

6 Ellen* Victoria Belt, m. Johnathan Yates 

Issue : 

1 William' Charles Kent. 

2 William' Seaton Kent. 

3 Florence' Yates Kent. 

4 Ellen' Sydney Kent. 

7 ViolETTa" LansdalE Belt, m. her cousin. 


Edmund C. Bowie. (For issue see sketch 

of William B. Bowie.) 
2 Col. Charles^ R. Belt, died single. 
CapT. Daniel^ Bowie, b. 1754, Mortally wounded at the 
battle of Long Island August 27, 1776. He was educated 
at the school presided over by the Rev. Thomas Cradock 
near Baltimore, where he fitted himself to become . a 
civil engineer or surveyor. Upon the commencement 
of hostilities he raised a company, and in 1775 was made 
first lieutenant. In May, 1776, was commissioned cap- 
tain of the Eighth Regiment, Smallwood's Battalion, 
Maryland Regulars, and ordered to New York. At the 
disastrous battle of Long Island, Washington, seeing that 
his entire army would be destroyed unless he could re- 
treat via New'York City, determined upon the desperate 
device of sacrificing a portion of his men to preserve the 
rest. For this purpose he selected a part of the Mary- 
land line, consisting of four hundred men led by Mor- 
dacai Gist, whom he ordered to attack and hold the 
enemy in check while he effected that masterly retreat 
which military writers concede to have been one of the 
greatest ever recorded. In the words of a writer of that 
period, "the Maryland troops were principally sons of 
wealthy planters raised in the lap of luxury, and had 
never been tried on the field of battle, though they had 
excited general comment upon their superb equipment 
and discipline. Under the lead of brave Mordacai 
Gist, they at once attacked the main body of the 
enemy, charging with the bayonet those trained war- 
riors from the battlefields of Europe." The little band 
of four hundred Marylanders fiercely hurled themselves 
upon the advancing and victorious foe, consisting of 
five thousand rnen, as they ascended a hill, now within 
the city of Brooklyn's limits. At the foot of this hill 
there was a marsh through which ran a stream called 
Gowanus Creek. This was the first time the bayonet 
had ever been used by American troops, but the 
charge was so determined the British regulars recoiled in 
amazement. The devoted band closed up their ranks 
and again rushed upon the English. Five successive 
times did they thus meet the foe hand to hand before 
they were overwhelmed and crushed by numbers. A 
few escaped by swimming the creek, but the larger 
portion, disdaining to ask quarter, were slain where they 
stood, or else, being wounded, were taken prisoners. 
Daniel Bowie was among the latter, and died a few 
years later. The Marylanders had succeeded in check- 
ing the enemy long enough to allow the rest of the 


army to cross the East River in safety, while Washing- 
ton, standing upon an eminence, beheld the slaughter. 
Wringing his hands, with tears in his eyes, he exclaimed, 
" Mx God! that I should lose such gallant men!" A 
handsome monument has recently been erected on the 
spot in Brooklyn to commemorate the death of those in- 
trepid Marylanders. Daniel Bowie appears to have had 
a presentment that he would fall in this battle, as, on 
the day previous, he executed a will, which was sent 
home with his papers. In it he says, "I earnestly re- 
quest, if I fall in battle, wherever it may be, that my 
body be sent home to my plantation near CoUington, and 
there interred in a vault about twenty feet from the gar- 
den walk, near the vault containing vsxy father's body." 
He devised personal property to his two full sisters, as 
well as to his half-sister, Lettice, and half-brother, Joseph 
Sprigg, Jr. A mourning ring to his "Aunt Eleanor 
Skinner, of Baltimore Count)'," and another to "Miss 
Milicent Tyler." His books and mathematical instru- 
ments " to my friend Walter Bowie " (who was his first 
couisin), and requested this cousin to administer his 
Ill Barbara-' Bowie, b. November 13, 1756 ; married ist, about 
I773> James Hall, of Hagerstown, Maryland, by whom 
she had four children. About 1789 she married secondlj' 
Maj. Ignatius Taylor, who had removed to Hagerstown 
from Charles County, Maryland, and had been twice 
married before his union with Barbara (Bowie) Hall. 
Major Taylor was the eldest child of Ann and Ignatius 
Taylor, and was born September 11, 1742, in St. Mary's 
County, Maryland. He served in the Revolutionarj' 
Army and retired with the rank of major. He was a 
justice of the peace, and after he removed to Washing- 
ton County was elected to the Legislature, 1787-88. He 
was also a judge of the Orphans' Court, and is mentioned 
as a man of exceedingly high character. He died Sep- 
tember 21, 1807. His wife, Barbara, died February 26, 
1805, having had issue by both husbands. 
I Thomas* Belt Hali., m. Ann Buchanan Pottinger, 
daughter of Dr. Robert Pottinger and his wife, Mary 
Buchanan, sister of Chief Judge John Buchanan, of 
Maryland, and daughter of Thomas Buchanan and 
his wife, Ann Cook, of England. 
Issue : 

1 James^ Hall. 

2 Thomas^ Belt Hall. 

3 Harriet^ Anderson Hall, b. June 12, i8ii ; d. 

April 25, 1895 ; single. 


4 Barbara^ Bowie Hall, became the third wife of 

Frederick Schle}^ a prominent lawyer of Western 
Issue : 

1 Roger'' Taney Schley, d. young. 

2 Mary" Schley, d. young. 

3 Col. Buchanan^ Schley. Is prominent in 

State politics. Is married and has a son, 
I Buchanan'' Schley, Jr. 

5 Mary^ Sophia Hall, m. Hon. George Schley, a 

member of Congress, and the son of Frederick 
Schley by his first wife, Eliza McCannon. They 
had three daughters : 

1 Nettie" Schley, m. Col. Washington Bowie. 

(See No. 65.) 

2 Mary" P. Schley, m. William H. Harwood. 

3 Eliza" McCannon Schley, m. Joseph H. 


6 Ann' Pottinger Schley. 

7 John^ Buchanan Schley, a lawyer of Stockton, 


2 Letitia* Sprigg Hall, m. Stull. 

Issue : ten children ; three were 

1 Eleanor^ Nicholson Stull, m. Schley ; 

d. 1880. 

2 Mary'* D. Stull, m. Hopewell Hebb, of Cumber- 

land, Maryland. 

3 LuCRETiA-^ Stull, m. Wood ; d. 1894. 

3 Barbara* Bowie Hall, d. single. 

4 Elizabeth* Bowie Hall, m. Gen. Otho Holland 

Williams, of the War of 1812, and a nephew of the 
Revolutionary general of the same name. They had 
several children ; one was 

I Maria* Williams, m. Edward Beatty. One of 
the latter's children was 

I Elizabeth" Chew Beatty, m. Thomas John 
Davis Bowie. 
The issue of Barbara Bowie by her second husband, Igna- 
tius Taylor, was : 

1 Hannah* Lee Taylor, b. January 9, 1791 ; d. Novem- 

ber II, 1832 ; m. October 29, 1807, Gov. John Cham- 
bers. (See record of issue and sketch of Governor 
Chambers at the end of this article.) 

2 Jane* Taylor, b. 1793 ; m. Judge Samuel Treat, of 


3 lyUCRETiA* Taylor, m. June 14, 1814, Arthur Fox, of 

Mason County, Kentucky. She died August 22, 
1875. He died November 4, 1855, 


Issue : 

1 Thomas^ Hali. Fox, b. September 22, 1815 ; d. 


2 Charles* J. Fox, b. July 17, 1818. 

3 Francis* Taylor Fox, b. March 17, 1820; d. 


4 Arthur* Fox, Jr., b. June 16, 1824. 

5 Mary* Young Fox, b. March 18, 1826 ; d. Decem- 

ber 19, 1872. 

6 Jane* Matilda Fox, b. December 23, 1827 ; d. 

June 15, 1882. 

7 Hannah* Chambers Fox, b. June 29, 1830 ; m. 

Curran, of Maysville, Kentucky. 

Issue : 

1 Arthur* Curran. 

2 Charles'' Curran. 

3 Henry* Curran. 

4 William" Curran, of Maysville, Kentucky. 

8 LuCRETiA* Hall Fox, b. January 20, 1833 ; m. 

Dr. Cross, of Dover, Kentuckj-. 

9 Anna* L. Fox, b. November, 1835. 

10 Edvi^ard* J. Fox, b. April 16, 1838. 

11 Theodosia* Hunt Fox, b. April 16, 1840 ; d. Nov- 

ember, 1866. 
Note. — Gov. John Chambers, who married Hannah 
L,ee Taylor, daughter of Barbara (Bowie ; Hall) Tay- 
lor, as shown above, was born at Bromley Bridge, 
New Jersey, October 6, 1780, and died near Paris, 
Kentucky, September 21, 1852. He was twice mar- 
ried. First, on June 16, 1803, to Margaret, daughter 
of Ignatius Taylor, of Hagerstown, by his first wife. 
She died March 4, 1807, without issue, and Mr. 
Chambers married her half-sister, Hannah Lee Tay- 
lor, October 29, 1807. He studied law ; was admit- 
ted to the bar in 1800 ; removed to Kentucky, and 
was elected to the Legislature in 1812 and 1815 ; 
served on the staff of Gen. William Henry Harrison 
during the War of 1812-14; elected to Congress in 
1827 ; declined a second nomination, preferring the 
State Legislature, in which he served in 1830-32 ; 
was appointed judge of the Kentucky Court of Ap- 
peals in 1835, from which he resigned, and was again 
elected to Congress in 1835-39; March, 1841, Presi- 
dent Harrison appointed him Governor of the Terri- 
tory of Iowa, 1841-45. He was the son of Rowland 
Chambers, who removed from New Jersey to Ken- 
tucky with his family, and who was born in 1744 
and died in 182 1. Rowland was the son of James 


Chambers (and his wife Sarah Lee), who died in 
175S. His brother, Benjamin Chambers, served with 
distinction in the Revolutionary Army, and with his 
brother, Joseph Chambers, laid out the city of 
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, which was named for 
them. They were the sons of Rowland Chambers, 
a Scotch-Irish emigrant, who was born near Antrim, 
Ireland, and emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1720, 
where he died in 1747, leaving his wife, Elizabeth, 
and several sons. Gov. John Chambers, the great 
grandson of this emigrant, was the father, of twelve 
children by his second wife, Hannah Lee Taylor. 
He had 
Issue : 

I Margaret^ Taylor Chambers, b. December 2, 
1808; m. September 12, 1826, Hugh Ines Brent 
(b. August 31, 1803; d. September 12, 1845.), 
He was the son of Hugh Brent and his wife, 
Elizabeth Trotter Langhorn, of Paris, Kentucky. 
Mrs. Brent died July 8, 1863. 
Issue : 

1 Euzabeth" L. Brent, b. July 27, 1827 ; d. 

September 9, 1846 ; m. June, 1843, Dr. 
George Esten Cook, of Louisville, Ken- 
Issue : 

1 HUGH' I. B. Cook. 

2 JoHN^ Esten Cook. 

2 JOHN« C. Brent, b. May 15, 1829 ; d. March 2, 

1877; m. Lucy Beale, of Fredericksburg, 
Virginia. No issue. His widow married 
F. W. Page. 

3 Hugh" Ines Brent, b. August 21, 1832; d. 


4 Maj. Thomas" Young Brent, killed at battle 

of Green River, Kentucky, while command- 
ing 5th Kentucky Regiment, C. S. A. ; m. 
i860, Mary, daughter of Capt. Charles C. 
Moore and his wife, Mary Harrison (Stone) 
Issue : 

1 Mary" C. Brent, m. Prof. Charles W. 

Dabney, President University of Ten- 
nessee and Assistant Secretary Agricul- 
ture under Cleveland. 

2 Margaret' Thomas Brent, single. 

5 James** Henry Brent, b. August 11, 1842 ; 

m. October 16, 1866, Elizabeth D., daughter 


of Francis T. Chambers and Elizabeth Dur- 
rett, his wife. James Henry Brent was 
elected judge of the Supreme Court of 
Kentucky, and had 
Issue : 

1 Gabriel." Durrett Brent. 

2 Margaret" C. Brent. 

3 Mary" P. Brent. 

4 Hugh' Ines Brent. 

5 Frances' C. Brent. 

6 Margaret" Chambers Brent, b. January 3, 
1846 ; m. Nov£mber 18, 1868, Hon. William 
Hardia Mackoy, M. A., of the University of 
Virginia, a son of John and Elizabeth Gravit 
(Hardia) Mackoy, of Covington, Kentuckj'. 
He was a member of the Kentucky Consti- 
tutional Convention of 1890, and a lawj-er of 
Cincinnati, but resides in Covington, Ken- 
tuck}-. They have 
Issue : 

1 Daisy" Mackoy, b. February 25 and d. 

February 26, 1870. 

2 Lewis" Dixon M.\ckoy, b. May 17, 1872 ; 

d. June 8, 1897. 

3 Harry' Brent Mackoy, b. July 18, 1874; 

is a lawyer of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

4 Elizabeth' Cary Mackoy, b. June 3, 


2 Joseph^ Sprigg Chambers. 

3 Hannah^ Lee Chambers. 

4 James^ Chambers. 

5 Matilda^ Chambers. 

6 Francis-^ Taylor Chambers. 

7 Jane^ Chambers. 

8 Mary^ Chambers. 

9 Laura"' Chambers. 

10 JOHN^ Chambers, Jr. 

11 Henry^ Chambers. 

12 LucRETi.^.^ Chambers. 

Xo. 7. 

Mary^ Bowie, Qohn^ Bowie, Sr.,) youngest daugh- 
ter of John Bowie, Sr., and his wife, Mary (Mullikin) 


Bowie, was born about 1726, and about 1745 married 
William Beans, Jr., of Upper Marlborough. He was the 
son of William Beans, Sr,, and his wife, Elizabeth Bradley. 

The former was born 1686, and died , 1765. His 

elder brother, Christopher, died in 1 7 1 7 and left two sons, 
Christopher, Jr., and Charles Beans. Mrs. Elizabeth 
Beans died a few years after her husband. One of her 
sons was Colmore Beans, Sr., who was a merchant in 
Upper Marlborough and died single. William Beans, Sr., 
had a daughter, Mary, who married Sutton, and another 
daughter, Elizabeth, who married Luke Marbury, Sr. 
William Beans, Jr., was a member of St. Paul's Parish 
vestry and was appointed Tobacco Inspector in 1753. 
His will was probated June 19, 1801. He mentions his 
various children, and says " to my granddaughter, Kitty 
Duckett, I leave the gold ring which I gave her grand- 
mother, Mary Beans." Mary (Bowie) Beans executed a 
will March 27, 1792, which she states was made with the 
free consent of her husband. She mentions certain land 
at " Bean's Landing " on the Patuxent, and the family 
graveyard at " Kinsale." 

The issue of Mary (Bowie) Beans and William Beans, Jr., was: 

I Mary' Anne Bradley Beans, m. Magruder. 

II Dr. ColmorE' Beans, m. Milicent Tyler. 

Issue : 

1 MiIvICENT* Beans, m. James Alexander Magruder. 

2 Mary* Beans, m. Maurice Key, of St. Mary's County. 

3 John* Beans, d. single. 

III Dr. Wii<uam^ Beans, b. January 24, 1749 ; m. November 

25, 1773, Sarah Hawkins Hanson, daughter of Samuel 
and Anne Hanson. She was born August 12, 1750, and 
died August 15, 1822. Dr. Beans died October 12, 1823, 
without issue. Both are buried near where their dwel- 
ling stood on Academy Hill, Upper Marlborough. Mar- 
ble slabs mark their graves, which are surrounded by a 
brick wall. Dr. Beans is said to have been highly edu- 
cated, a physician of much ability, widely known, and 
respected. He attended his cousin. Gov. Robert Bowie, 
in his last illness and witnessed his will. In 1814, when 
the British encamped at Marlborough, on their way to 


Washington, the officers made their headquarters at Dr. 
Beans' house, which they described as one of the best in 
the village, and the Doctor as a man of polished manners 
and high literar)^ attainments. On their return, after 
burning Washington, they learned that Dr. Beans had 
headed a party which made prisoners of some of their 
soldiers, and, in revenge, carried him away to their fleet, 
treating him with great harshness. As Dr. Beans stood 
so high with his acquaintances, efforts were at once 
made to effect his release, and Francis Scott Key was 
sent to Admiral Cockburn, with a flag of truce, to de- 
mand the surrender of his prisoner, who should have 
been treated as a non-combatant. The enemy was about 
to bombard Fort McHenry when Kej^ reached the flag- 
ship. He was compelled to remain on board all night 
and witness the bombardment. In the early morning, 
while the fog obscured the view, he anxiously endeav- 
ored to peer through the gloom, hoping that our flag 
still waived from the battlements of McHenry. As the 
mists rolled away and he perceived the stars and stripes 
still proudly floating in the breeze, his enthusiasm was 
so great he at once composed the lines which became 
our National Anthem. Thus Dr. Beans' name became 
associated with Kej-'s " Star Spangled Banner." 

IV Anne^ Fendall Beans, m. Beall. 

V EuzABETH-' Beans, m. Col. Luke Marbury, her first cousin. 

(See Marbury Record for issue.) 

VI Col. John^ Hancock Beans, m. ist in 1786, Henrietta 

Dyer, and had 
Issue : 

I Mary* Bowie Beans, m. Thomas Magruder. 
Col. Beans married 2d, May 20, 1796, Harriet Southern, 

widow of William Clagett, of Piscatawaj'. 
Issue : 

I Harriet* Beans, m. John Clagett, her cousin. 

VII Mary-^ Bowie Beans, m. January 11, 1783, Baruch Duckett. 

Issue : 

I Kitty* Beans Duckett, m. 1S02 William Bowie, " of 
Walter." (See No. 26.) 
VIII Maj. William^ Bradley Beans, m. April 20, 1809, Eleanor 
Issue : 

1 Mary* Beans, m. a naval officer. 

2 A daughter ; name unknown. 
IX Eleanor^ Beans, m. James Mullikin. 

• Issue : 

1 John* B. Mullikin, m. Mary M. Weems. 

2 William* Mullikin, m. Shelton, of Virginia. 


3 James* Mui^IvIKIN, m. Maria Oden. 
Issue : . 

Two sons and one daughter. 

4 Henrietta* Mullikin, m. Clement Hillary. 

5 Eleanor* Mullikin, m. Clement Hillary. 

Xo. 8. 

William'* Bowie, Jr., (John- Bowie, Jr. John' 
Bowie, Sr.) eldest child of John Bowie, Jr., and his first 
wife, Mary (Beall) Bowie, was born about 1729-30 at his 
parents' home near Upper Marlborough, Maryland. In 
1 75 1 he married Rachel, daughter of Robert and Rachel 
Pottinger of the same county. Robert Pottinger was a 
nephew of Dr. Robert Pottinger, and a first cousin of 
William Bowie's stepmother. The younger Pottinger 
made a will in 1747, in which he mentions his daughter, 
Rachel, who was single at that date. This will was not 
proven until May, 1753, when his widow applied for letters 
of administration, and one of her sureties on the bond she 
filed was her daughter, Rachel Bowie, then a widow. In 
the same month. May, Rachel Bowie, " widow of William 
Bowie, Jr.," applied for letters of administration upon the 
estate of her deceased husband, and her mother and James 
Beall, " near of kin," were her securities. It is, therefore, 
probable that William died during the Spring of 1753. 
An inventory of his personal effects, which was made by 
order of the court in April, displays the usual list of slaves 
and stock owned by the opulent planters of those days. 
That the deceased was one of the young fox-hunting colo- 
nists peculiar to the times, is shown by the mention of 
"a fine hunting horse named Sterche," which was 
appraised with the other stock. He is said to have been 
buried at " Thorpland," which descended by entailment 
to him and his son. 


Sometime later, Mrs. Rachel Bowie, the widow, mar- 
ried a Mr. Cooke, and removed with him to Montgomery 
County, Maryland. One of her descendants by this 
second marriage was the late Nathan Cooke, of Mont- 

The only issue of William Bowie, Jr., and his wife, Rachel, was: 

15 I Wii,UAM* Bowie 3rl, b. 1752; m. 1776 Ursula Burgess; d. 

Xo. 9. 

Allen' BoM'ie, Jr., (John- Bowie, Jr. John^ 
Bowie, Sr.) eldest son of John Bowie, Jr., and his second 
wife, Elizabeth (Pottinger) Bowie, was born about 1736-7 
near Upper Marlborough, Maryland. Received from his 
father " The Hermitage,'' in Lower Frederick County, 
now Montgomery, and bought his brother's interests in 
the estate called " Pine Thicket, and Pine Thicket en- 
larged," in the upper part of Prince George's County. 
Removed to Lower Frederick County, when his mother 
became the wife of Thomas Cramphin, Sr., and later made 
his home at " The Hermitage," which had been bought 
in 1747 by his father from Thomas Harris. This was a 
fine estate about a dozen miles north of the present city 
of Washington, and a part of it is still owned by his 
descendant, Col. Washington Bowie. On December 28, 
1766, Allen married his stepsister, Ruth Cramphin, 
daugher of Thomas Cramphin, Sr., by his first wife, Mary 
Jackson. The subject of this sketch added the "Junior" 
to his name that he might be distinguished from his 
uncle, Allen Bowie, Sr., of Prince George's County. In 
1772 he jointly entered suit with his half-nephew, William 
Bowie 3d, against their uncles, Allen and William Bowie, 
Sr., for pcssession of the land willed to John Bowie, Sr., 


by John Smith, in 1707, and won the suit. During the 
Revohitionary period, Allen Bowie, Jr., was one of the 
leading citizens of his county, and together with his 
step-brother, Thomas Craniphin, Jr., was very active in 
his efforts to raise troops and place the Province in a con- 
dition of defense against Britain. In 1774 the citizens of 
Frederick held a meeting to protest against the blockading 
of Boston Harbor, and x\llen Bowie was one of the com- 
mittee selected to convey the protest. On June 22 of the 
same year, he was sent as a delegate to a convention held 
at Annapolis for the purpose of protesting against the 
Stamp Act, and to devise means for resistance. In Janu- 
ary, 1775, Allen Bowie and Thomas Cramphin, Jr., repre- 
sented their county at a similar meeting in x\nnapolis. 

In fact, the records of every meeting held in I^ower 
Frederick during the Revolutionary era, show the names 
of Allen Bowie, Jr., and Thomas Cramphin, Jr., taking 
a conspicuous part. Thomas Cramphin, Jr., lived to be 
very old, was never married, and is buried at Rock Creek 
Church, having acted as vestryman for that parish for 
many years. 

The Maryland archives state that on May 14, 1776, the 
Council of Safety met at Annapolis, and among papers 
read before the Assembly was a letter "from Sims," 
dated February 18, 1776, notifying the "Council" that a 
military company, organized in Lower Frederick County, 
had been enrolled in the 29th battalion, and that said com- 
pany had elected Allen Bowie, Jr., as its captain. There- 
upon, it is stated, the Council issued a commission to the 
said Allen Bowie. In 1777, he was appointed one of the 
first justices for the new county of Montgomery. He is 
also mentioned as a member of the committee appointed 
to select a site for a court house and jail for the new 

The archives of Maryland show that the Legislature, 
after the war was over, appropriated a certain number of 
pounds of tobacco for the purpose of reimbursing "Colonel 


Allen Bowie, of Montgomery County, for expenses he 
incurred in providing for the wants of his regiment." 
This indicates that he was also, at a later date, commis- 
sioned colonel of militia. For a number of years he lived 
on the heights overlooking Georgetown, and his death 
occurred May 28, 1803, and that of his wife on August 
14, 18 1 2. Both are interred at Rockville Cemetery. 

16 1 Thomas* Bowie, b. December 22, 1767; m. 1794; d. July 

27, 1823. 
II Dr. John* Bowie, b. September 11, 1769; graduated in 
medicine, and resided at "The Hermitage," which he 
inherited. July 7, 1808, was appointed by the Governor 
a surgeon to " Capt. B. M. Perrie's military company, 
extra battalion, "Montgomery Guards." In 1810 he was 
conspicuous in his efforts to organize the planters, and 
at a meeting held at the Union Hotel in Georgetown, 
D. C, he assisted in forming "The Columbia Society 
for the Promotion of Agriculture." He participated in 
the War of 181 2 ; was elected to the vState Legislature, 
and was nominated for United States Senator. He never 
married, and died February 17, 1825. 

17 III E1.IZABETH* Bowie, b. September 11, 1772; m. Thomas 

Davis, 1799. 
IV Mary* Bowie, b. October 27, 1774; d. January 2, 1800; 

18 V Washington* Bowie, b. August 12, 1776; m. 1799; d. 1825. 

VI ALtEN* Bowie, b. January 17, 1778 ; d. August 7, 1782. 

VII Hannah* Bowie, b. September 28, 1780; d. August 7, 1782. 

VIII Richard* Bowie, b. January 30, 1783; d. March 27, 1801. 

No. 10. 

Rev. Dr. Johii^ Bowie, (John- Bowie, Jr. John^ 
Bowie, Sr., "the emigrant.") second son of John Bowie, 
Jr., and his second wife, Elizabeth (Pottinger) Bowie, was 
born at " Thorpland," Prince George's County, Maryland, 
a short distance from Upper Marlborough, in 1744. Being 


of a scholarly disposition, he early gave intimation as to 
what his future would be. As a boy, he was taught by the 
Rev. Mr. Lake, of St. James' Parish, Anne Arundel County, 
Maryland. He then went to Scotland, and studied for the 
ministry at King's College, Aberdeen. Thence to London, 
England, and on July 28, 1771, was ordained a priest by 
the Bishop of London, and " licensed " for Maryland. 
Returning to America, he became the curate of the Rev. 
Mr. Williamson, incumbent of Prince George's Parish, 
Prince George's County, Maryland. He remained in that 
position until June 15, 1773. 

At that date Governor Eden held the right of presen- 
tation of clergymen to all parishes in the Province, and 
gave Mr. Bowie the charge of Worcester Parish, located 
in the northern part of the county of that name on the 
Eastern Shore of Maryland. 

Troubles between the Colonies and Great Britain had 
now begun, and Mr. Bowie, like most of the clergy of 
that date, was so devoted to the Church of England that 
he hesitated to join the party which threatened to separ- 
ate him from his mother church. He thus incurred the 
enmity of those extremists who could see no middle 
course, and when the Torry rebellion occurred in Som- 
erset and Wicomico Counties, he was accused by some 
of the Presbyterian patriots with aiding and abetting the 
insurgents. Accusations against his loyalty to the Colony, 
accompanied by an affidavit of a man who it appears was 
of little character, were forwarded to the Council of Safety 
at Annapolis, and his arrest followed. His accuser, a man 
named Davis, swore that he had heard the minister 
declare he " hoped his tongue might cleave to the roof of 
his mouth before he would take oath of allegiance to the 
Province — that he would sooner loose his right arm than 
sign articles of fealty — and if he had a few other Royal 
sympathizers, he would kick out of the court house those 
who wished to force the oath upon the people, would 
huzza for the king, and drink his health." Another affi- 


davit acompanied this accusation, and the last deponent 
stated that he had been present when Davis had the inter- 
view with Mr. Bowie, and heard no such language as that 
attributed to the minister by Davis. He further said that 
they had called on the parson to ask if he could not pro- 
cure some salt from the British ships in the bay. Mr. 
Bowie joked about the possibility of Lord Howe letting 
him have the salt, as he was known not to be a rebel. 

Jests in those days were sometimes made serious mat- 
ters, so Dr. Bowie was imprisoned at Annapolis for about 
two months. He, however, presented a petition ^ to the 
Council of Safety, and asked for his liberty, which was 
finally granted upon his giving a bail of ^10,000, that he 
would not leave the upper part of Prince George's County, 
and the lower part of Frederick (now Montgomery) 
County. The hostility of the Presbyterians against the 
Church of England was then so bitter that it was thought 
best for him not to return to the Eastern Shore during the 
war. His brother, Allen Bowie, Jr., was one of his bonds- 
men, and he appears to have passed his time between the 
homes of his brother and that of his friend, the Rev. 
Thomas John Claggett, who was afterwards the first Epis- 
copal Bishop consecrated in America, and who, at that time, 
was also accused of being a Tory. The trial of Rev. Mr. 
Bowie came up later, and, as the accusation could not be 
sustained against him. Governor Tom Johnson directed 
that all the charges be dismissed, and shortly afterwards 
he took the oath of allegiance. He then returned to 
Worcester County, but partisan hostility prevented his 
officiating publicly, though in private his ministrations 
were sought by many. That he did thus quietly perform 
the rights of the church is shown by a list of marriages 
celebrated by him, which he reported to the Governor, 
November 10, 1778, he having officiated at twenty-five 
weddings in one year. In 1779, under the new " Select 
Vestry Act," he was appointed Rector of St. Peter's Parish, 
Talbot County, Maryland, at an annual salary of $900.00. 


He also had a school at this time, and it was much 
patronized by the gentry of the Province. 

The reorganization of the church from the English to 
the Protestant Episcopal, took place in 1784, and Mr. 
Bowie was always in attendance at the conventions held 
for that purpose. His literary standing was so high that 
in 1785 he was honored by Washington College with the 
degree of A. M. During this same year he accepted a 
call to Great Choptank Parish, Worcester County, and 
resided in Cambridge, Maryland. Here he also established 
a school which became widely known for its excellence. 
For years he was on the standing committee, and in 1789 
received the honorary degree of D. D. from Washington 
College. While living in Cambridge he made the acquaint- 
ance of Mr. James Kemp, a private tutor in a family living 
in that neighborhood. Mr. Kemp had graduated with 
distinction at Aberdeen College, Scotland, and had attended 
the theological lectures of the celebrated Rev. Dr. Camp- 
bell of the Presbyterian Church. In Dr. Bowie, however, 
Mr. Kemp found a teacher whom he learned to call 
master, and whose influence caused him to embrace the 
tenets of the Episcopal Church. In 1789 Mr. Kemp was 
admitted to orders, and later he became a Bishop of the 
Episcopal Church. 

In 1790 Dr. Bowie was the rector of St. Michael's 
Parish, Talbot County, Maryland. In 1792 he was a 
delegate to the General Convention, and in 1794 and 1795 
he preached the Convention sermons. In 1 799 an academy 
was established in Easton, Maryland, and consequently 
a principal had to be selected. The Trustees were 
addressed by Hon. John L. Bozman, the well-known Mary- 
land historian, urging the fitness of Doctor Bowie for 
the position. He said, " the high character which Doc- 
tor Bowie has long sustained in this State, not only as a 
teacher for twenty years, but as a gentleman of extensive 
erudition, of great talents and abilities, a complete classical 
scholar, and, above all, as one of unblemished morals and 


integrity, has been known by many of you from your 
youth up." He was elected principal of the academy, and 
one of his scholars, who received his education under his 
direction, was that distinguished Marylander, John Leeds 

Doctor Bowie was handsomely remembered by his 
father, who, in his will, bequeathed to him extensive 
landed property in the "Forest" of Prince George's 
County, a locality noted for its magnificent plantations in 
times past. The records show that this land was pur- 
chased by Allen Bowie, Jr., the brother of Dr. Bowie. 

The latter's name appears frequently on the records of 
Prince George's County. In one instance it is recorded 
that he acted as security on a bond given by his brother, 
Allen, and his nephew, William Bowie 3d, in a law-suit 
which his relatives had with their uncles, Allen Bowie, 
Sr., and William Bowie, Sr., in 1772. 

While Dr. Bowie was a divinity student at Aberdeen, 
Scotland, he lost his heart with Margaret Dallas, who, 
born in Inverness, Scotland, became his wife before he 
returned to America. She was the daughter of Colonel 
Dallas of the British Army, and her mother was the 
daughter of Lady and Lord Thomas Hamilton, who fell 
at the battle of Colloden in 1745, when Prince Charlie 
and his Highland Army were so disastrously defeated. 
Colonel Dallas and his wife are both said to have been 
lost at sea. K miniature of Mrs. Margaret (Dallas) Bowie, 
painted on a large old-fashioned gold breastpin, was in the 
possession of her descendant, Mrs. Gowan of London, a 
few years since. 

Dr. Bowie is described as "a man of large stature of 
imposing presence, with the manner of one accustomed 
to command and be obeyed, and whom nothing could 
daunt." His death occurred September 3, 180 1, when at 
the age of fifty-five. He and his wife are both buried in 
"White Marsh" churchyard, Talbot County, Maryland. 


He left three sons and a daughter; the latter died un- 

The issue of Rev. Dr. John Bowie and his wife, Margaret Dallas, was : 

I Margaret^ Euzabeth Bowie, b. 1773 ; d. single. 
19 II Ai,i,EN* Bowie, b. 1776 ; m. Charlotte Boone; d. 1822. 
aO III James* Bowie, b. 1779 ; m. Anna Maria Barclay Haskins ; 

d. March 7, 1845. 
21 IV Thomas* Hamii,ton Bowie, b. 1785; m. Mary Eliza Ray; 

d. 1821. 

Wo. 11. 

Capt. Fielder^ Bowie, (Allen^ Bowie, Sr. John^ 
Bowie, Sr., emigrant) the only child of Allen Bowie, 
Sr., and his first wife, Priscilla (Finch) Bowie, was 
born at " Brookridge," near Nottingham, Prince George's 
County, Maryland, in 1745. Was educated at the school 
presided over by Rev. John Eversfield, near Nottingham, 
and at a more widely known one near Baltimore, conducted 
by Rev. Mr. Craddock, which was much patronized by 
the Bowies of that era. He wrote a bold, rapid hand, and 
his autograph is strikingly like those of his grandson. 
Gen. T. F. Bowie, and his great grandson, Maj. T. F. 
Bowie. He married (about 1766) Elizabeth Clagett 
Eversfield, who was born May 6, 1745, and was the 
daughter of Rev. John Eversfield and his wife, Eleanor 
(Clagett) Eversfield, daughter of Richard Clagett, of Croom, 
and aunt of Bishop Thomas J. Claggett. Richard Clagett 
was the son of the emigrant, Capt. Thomas Clagett, and 
his wife was Deborah Dorsey, daughter of John Dorsey, 
the emigrant. Mr. Eversfield was a distinguished Epis- 
copal divine, who was born in England in 1701, and upon 
his emigration to America in 1727, received from Lord 
Baltimore the large of St. Paul's, comprising most 
of Prince George's County, as now known. 


Fielder Bowie, upon his marriage, settled in the vil- 
lage of Nottingham. His dwelling was located on a 
bluff overlooking the river. He owned a plantation of five 
hundred acres called "Reed's Farm," only a short 
distance from the village, and was thus enabled to 
supervise his agricultural interests as well as a mer- 
cantile business conducted in the little town, having 
for his partner Col. Thomas Contee, of Brookfield. The 
firm bought and shipped tobacco directly from Not- 
tingham to Europe, and imported large assortments of 
goods in the return vessels. In one of their advertisements 
mention is made of " a large cargo of Madeira wine, which 
has just arrived, will be sold either in pipes, hogsheads, or 
barrels." In another notice it is said a " large assortment 
of imported goods, direct from Europe and hidia " had 
arrived. A warehouse, erected by Fielder Bowie in Not- 
tingham, for thestoring and inspection of tobacco, remained 
standing until 1875, when it was blown down, having 
stood more than a century. Col. Thomas Contee was 
much older than Fielder Bowie, and was one of the most 
prominent figures in Prince George's during the Revolu- 
tionary era, and a signer of the " Declaration of the Asso- 
ciation of Freemen." Upon the beginning of hostilities 
with Great Britain the mercantile business was closed out 
by the two partners, probably to avoid seizure of their 
ships by the enemy. 

The records of St. Paul's Parish show Fielder Bowie as 
one of the wardens and vestrymen of that church for many 
years. July 16, 1767, he was registrar for the parish, and 
in that capacity issued a notice to the public regarding a 
levy of ^200 for the erection of a vestry-room and other 
improvements. At an early age he took an active part 
in all the public events of his county and State, being one 
of those energetic men whose good sense and fearless 
patriotism guided the Revolution from its incipiency 
to its glorious conclusion. At a meeting of "Free- 
holders," held in Upper Marlborough January, 1775, for 


the purpose of choosing a committee of inspection, which 
should ascertain the condition of the Province for an armed 
resistance, Fielder Bowie, his uncle William Bowie, and 
the latter's two sons, Walter and Robert, were selected as 
members of the inspection committee. In January, 1776, 
a military company was enrolled at Nottingham, and the 
State archives affirm that on "January 20, 1776, the Pro- 
vincial Council commissioned Fielder Bowie captain of 
the Nottingham company ; Robert Bowie, first lieutenant, 
and Newman Dorsett, second lieutenant." Also that 
"on July 6, 1776, a general court-martial was held in 
Upper Marlborough to try certain men for insubordina- 
tion. Capt. Fielder Bowie and several others acted as 
judges. Owing to the incomplete condition of the records 
of that period it is impossible to say how long Capt. Fielder 
Bowie served in the army. It is probable he took part 
in the battles of 1776 in which the Maryland Line partici- 
pated, but he did not re-enter the military organization of 
the Province when it was reconstructed the following 
year, as he was appointed in 1777, by the Provincial Coun- 
cil, one of the first judges of the County Court commis- 
sioned by the new Government. At his father's death he 
inherited " Brookridge," "Leith," "Essex Lodge," and 
other tracts of real estate, which made him the owner of 
more than two thousand acres and a very large number of 
slaves. He not only acted as his father's executor, but in 
the capacity of attorney administered upon a number of 
other estates and as counsel in many of the suits before 
the local courts. He was also fond of blooded stock, and 
mention is made in the journals of the day of his fine 
horse, "Young Yorrick." He possessed, in a marked 
degree, that love for politics which in every generation 
has been an inheritance of the Bowies. 

On October 20, 1785, Fielder Bowie, Walter Bowie, 
and Robert Bowie, were elected to represent Prince 
George's County in the Legislature. For a long 
period the delegates were annually chosen, and these 


three men were re-elected each year, without excep- 
tion, until 1792. The proceedings of the Legislature 
show the three Bowies, acting together in their advocacy, 
or in their opposition to many of the public measures 
introduced, that were of vital interest to the new State. 
In 1785-6 Fielder Bowie opposed a bill which provided 
for a general tax for the support of " all ministers of the 
Gospel." He claimed it would be injurious to the public 
good, and that he objected to any union of Church and 
State. He also voted against a bill which asked the State 
to pay Henry Hartford for certain confiscated property. 
In 1787 the Legislature selected Fielder Bowie and Mr. 
Digges to arrange the commission for a meeting of the 
delegates from Virginia and Pennsylvania to confer with 
representatives of Maryland regarding commercial rela- 
tions between the several States. In 1788 the Maryland 
Legislature passed an act ordering an election throughout 
the State of delegates from each county to assemble in 
Annapolis, April 21, of the same year, to ratify the Con- 
stitution. " The people of Maryland, aware of the impor- 
tance of the new Constitution, selected as their represen- 
tatives a body of men known to the public for their high 
character and enlarged views, as shown by previous ser- 
vice." — Scharf. One of the four men "of high character" 
sent by Prince George's County was Fielder Bowie, and 
when the convention met and finally ratified the new 
Constitution, making Maryland one of the " United States 
of America," he was a signer of this memorable document 
which was of such vast importance to the nation. He 
does not appear as a member of the Legislature after 1791, 
though he continued to act as a justice of the peace as 
well as counsel before the courts, and evidently led 
a life of great activity until his death, in September, 1794, 
at the comparatively early age of forty-nine. From the 
fact that he was so frequently honored by the people of 
his county with important trusts, was so prominent in all 
public matters from the time he reached his majority, it 


can be easily inferred lie enjoyed the confidence and esteem 
of his contemporaries to a marked degree, and, but for his 
untimely demise, it is probable .that he would have 
received yet higher testimonials of his people's approba- 
tion. At the time of his death he had been oftener and 
more prominently before the public than either of his 
distinguished cousins, Walter and Robert Bowie. It is 
seldom that three men of one family and one county have 
been elected year after year to represent the same con- 
stituency, as was the case of Fielder, Walter and Robert 
Bowie. The author has met with no parallel, except in 
one instance ; for a single term three Worthingtons repre- 
sented Anne Arundel County in the Legislature. 

As Fielder Bowie died intestate, his son, Allen, was 
appointed administrator, but, dying before the estate was 
divided, the second son, Thomas Contee Bowie, completed 
the settlement. The dwelling in Nottingham was bought 
by Col. Thomas Contee, and most of the large landed 
property was sold to effect a division, though " Leith " 
continued in the possession of his grandson. Fielder Bowie, 
Jr., for many years. But " Brookridge," " Essex Lodge," 
and " Reed Farm," as well as the other plantations, were 
bought in by his children, and later sold by them. 

Mrs. Bowie died March 24, 1794, about five months 
prior to her husband's death, and both are buried at 
" Brookridge." The character of Fielder Bowie, as it 
appears through the mists of time, is that of a bold and 
energetic man of keen business talents, a sagacious politi- 
cal leader possessing fearless patriotism and spotless 

Issue : 

2!8 I Ai^LEN* Bowie, b. 1768 ; m. Sarah Chew ; d. 1795. 
S3 II Thomas* Contee Bowie, b. 1771 ; in. Mary M. Bowie ; d. 

24 III EvERSFiELD* Bowie, b. 1773; m. Elizabeth Lane; d. 1815. 
IV PRISCII.1.A* Bowie, b. 1776; d. single 1810. 

25 V John* Fraser Bowie, Jr., b. 1781 ; m. Mary Calvert; d. 



VI EUZABETH* SuSANAH BowiE, b. January 4, 1785 ; m. April 
4, 1809, to Joseph Howard, Jr. (b. July i, 1786), son of 
Joseph Howard, Sr., and his wife Martha, daughter of 
Rev. Henry Hall, an Episcopal minister, who emigrated 
from England prior to the Revolution. The Maryland 
progenitor of the Howards was Matthew Howard, who 
emigrated from England about 1650 and settled at 
"Howard's Grove," in Anne Arundel County, Mary- 
land. Joseph Howard, Jr., had six children by his union 
with Elizabeth S. Bowie, who died March 31, 1824. A 
few years later Mr. Howard married Catherine, daughter 
of Mary and Belt MuUikin, a sister of the second wife of 
William Bowie, of Walter. There was no issue by this 
marriage. Mr. Howard died May 13, 1S39, and his widow 
December 26, 1859, while on a visit to " Fairview," and 
is there buried. 
Issue of Joseph Howard, Jr., and his first wife, Elizabeth : 

1 Dr. Joseph^ Howard, b. May 24, 181 1 ; m. Ellen, 

daughter of William Digges Clagett and his wife, 
Sarah Young. 
Issue : 
Two children who died in childhood. 

2 Thomas* ConteE Bowie Howard, b. November 2, 

1812 ; m. Louisa, daughter of John Selby Spence, of 
Worcester County, Maryland, United States Senator, 
and his wife, Sarah Maria Purnell. 
Issue : 

1 Margaret^ Louise Howard, m. Nicholas T. 

Watkins, of Howard County, a descendant 
through his mother of John Bowie, Sr. 

2 Thomas" Contee Bowie Howard, Jr., m. Sallie 

Stevens, of Cambridge, Maryland, and resides 
near Annapolis. 

3 Margaret^ Howard, m. Dr. Thomas S. Duckett. 
Issue : 

1 Mazzini" Duckett, single. 

2 Marion** Duckett, m. Ella DuVal. 

Their eldest son served through the campaign 
in Cuba in the ist Regiment, District of Colum- 
bia Volunteers. 

4 Martha* Howard, d. single. 

5 EuzABETH* Howard, m. Dr. Thomas S. Duckett, her 

sister's widower. Died without issue. 

6 Ai,i,EN* Bowie Howard, b. March 4, 1819; m. Anna 

Maria Spence, a sister of his brother's wife. He re- 
sided at his ancestral home, "Mulberry Grove," in 
Anne Arundel County. Died 1896. 


Issue : 

1 JOHN^ Spence Howard, m. Mary E. Hodges ; d. 

June, 1890. 
Issue : 

1 Mary^ E. Howard. 

2 John" Spence Howard, Jr. 

3 Margaret^ Ai,i,en Howard. 

4 Sophia' Howard. 

5 James" Hodges Howard. 

2 Ai.i.en'' Bowie Howard, Jr., m. Rose Alexander, 

of Philadelphia. Resides in Baltimore and has 
no issue. 

3 Sarah^ Maria Howard, single. 

No. 12. 

Walter^ Bowie, Sr., (Capt. William^ Bowie. 
John^ Bowie, Sr.) eldest son of " Captain," or William 
Bowie, Sr., and his wife, Margaret (Sprigg) Bowie, was 
born in 1748 at "Mattaponi," near Nottingham, Prince 
George's County, Maryland. He was probably educated 
by the Rev. John Eversfield and by the Rev. Mr. Crad- 
dock, at the latter's school near Baltimore. 

His father bought for and conveyed to him a large farm 
near Collington, then known as " Darnell's Grove," later 
as "Locust Grove," and now "Willow Grove." On this 
estate he built his residence, which is still standing 
and is owned by one of his descendants. 

At one time he was interested in a large commercial 
business conducted at Queen Anne, and shipped tobacco 
direct from the landing at that point to Europe, importing 
merchandise from England and even from India in the 
return ships, as is seen by an advertisement in the Annapo- 
lis Gazette of 1774. This periodical was first issued in 
1745, and was the first paper published in America. 
Walter Bowie became exceedingly wealthy, and the county 
records show him possessed of enormous plantations and 


large numbers of Negroes. His land extended for many 
miles on either side of the public road. He was a raiser 
of blooded stock, and his racers carried his colors on the 
tracks of Annapolis, Baltimore, Bladensburg and Notting- 
ham. His horse, " Little Davy," won fifty guineas at 
Annapolis in 1784, and on October 12, 1790, his famous 
flyer, " Republican President," won a purse of twenty 
guineas, and, the day following, one of fifty guineas, 
Walter Bowie's career was an exceptionally brilliant one ; 
possessing a faculty for directing public opinion, he held 
an influence over his people for a longer time than is often 
seen. Intellectual, wealthy, and ambitious, he early 
became a prominent figure in the field of politics, and at 
the commencement of the struggle for independence, 
stepped to the front with those other stern patriots who 
determined to risk both life and property in defense of 
their rights. In March, 1774, he attended a meeting of 
citizens and Freeholders, held at Upper Marlborough, and 
with his brother, Robert (later governor), and their uncle, 
Allen Bowie, Sr., was selected a member of the committee 
appointed to carry into execution, throughout Prince 
George's County, the resolutions of the Continental Con- 
gress. On January 16, 1775, at another meeting of Free- 
holders, he and his father, Capt. William Bowie, were 
chosen as two of the delegates to represent their county 
at the first Provincial Convention, called to assemble at 
Annapolis the following June. When the assembly con- 
vened, Walter Bowie was appointed a member of the com- 
mittee of correspondence, and on July 16, 1775, the Con- 
vention issued the celebrated " Declaration of the Associ- 
ation of Freemen," and Walter Bowie, his father, and 
many other distinguished men affixed their names to that 
famous paper. 

January, 1776, he was elected second lieutenant of a com- 
pany of militia raised in his county for defense of the Prov- 
vince. In the Maryland archives is a letter from Robert 
Taylor, to Hall, chairman of the Council, dated March 7, 


1776, in which he says, "as your Honorable Council of 
Safety seems at a loss who should be appointed majors of 
battalions, I recommend to your notice Captain Snowden, 
and Lieut. Walter Bowie — they will both, I am certain, 
give complete satisfaction." A short time later he was 
commissioned major of militia, and was referred to in 
public papers as " Major Bowie," until after the war ended ; 
though it is not shown what part he took in the active cam- 
paigns beyond the borders of the State. InNovember, 1776, 
he was one of the four delegates elected to represent Prince 
Geoi'ge's County at the first Constitutional Convention, 
and assisted in framing the first Constitution of the " State 
of Maryland." The other three delegates from Prince 
George's County, who signed this Constitution, were 
Osborne Sprigg, Luke Marbury, and Benjamin Hall. 
November, 1780, Walter Bowie was elected to the. State 
Legislature. The elections for members of that body 
were annual, and Walter Bowie was returned to the House 
in 1781-82-83-84, when his brother, Robert, and his first 
cousin. Fielder Bowie, were elected two of his associates. 
These three Bowies continued to be elected in 1785-86- 
87-88-89-90, when Robert and Fielder dropped out for 
awhile, but Walter continued to hold his seat in the 
House until 1801, when he was sent to the State Senate. 
While a member of the House, he opposed the proposition 
to donate public money for support of any church or 
denomination, and appears to have been a frequent and 
ready debator on other questions. In 1786 he was one of 
"the electors for United States Senator." In 1791 he 
was appointed a justice of the peace. In 1794, the gov- 
ernor commissioned him colonel of militia. In 1802 he 
resigned from the State Senate, and was elected a repre- 
sentative to the Ninth United States Congress, to fill the 
unexpired term of William Richard Sprigg. In 1803, ^t 
a County Convention held in Upper Marlborough, Col. 
Thomas Contee, chairman, resolutions were passed "urg- 
ing Mr. Walter Bowie to stand for re-election as the 


Republican condidate for Congress from this district." 
He was elected, served until March, 1805, and then refused 
to accept a third nomination. The nominating conven- 
tion passed resolutions of regret that he should decline to 
run again, and selected his successor. In 1809 an act was 
passed to enforce a better administration of justice in the 
various counties, and Walter Bowie was one of the men 
selected by the governor to see the law enforced in Prince 
George's County. After a long and continuous public 
career of thirty-five years, his death occurred November 9, 
1 8 10, and he was buried at " Locust Grove." 

On May 16, 1771, Walter Bowie married Mary Brookes, 
who was born November, 1747. She was the daughter 
of Benjamin Brookes, Sr., and his first wife, Elizabeth 
Townley, and she died May 16, 181 2, after a long illness, 
as stated in the Annapolis Gazette. She executed a will 
and named her son, Walter, executor. Her husband died 

Benjamin Brookes, Sr., was married in 1745 by the Rev. 
John Eversfield at the latter's residence. He lived near Marl- 
borough, and is buried at the church in that village. His 
wife was the daughter of William Townley and his wife, 
Elizabeth, daughter of John Smith. Benjamin Brookes 
had a brother, Henry, and two sisters, who never married. 
One of the sisters made a will in 1790 and requested her 
" friend, Robert'Bowie," to see its provisions carried out. 
Benjamin Brookes had four children by his wife, Eliza- 
beth, viz. : Maj. Benjamin Brookes, of the Revolutionary 
Army, who married Margaret, sister of Gov. Robert 
Bowie, and was the father of Judge R. B. B. Chew's 
mother ; Mary Brookes, who married Walter Bowie ; John 
Smith Brookes, who married first, Anne Bowie, second. 
Miss Harwood, and was the grandfather of Mrs. R. B. B. 
Chew ; and Elizabeth Brookes, who married first, John 
Clark Sprigg, by whom she had a son, Benjamin Sprigg, 
and secondly, married Capt. William Sprigg Bowie, also a 
brother of Walter Bowie. Benjamin Brookes, Sr., mar- 


ried secondly, Sarah Johnson, November 2, 1783, and died 
1787. He left two children by his second wife, Robert, 
and Sophia, who married John Frost, of Philadelphia. 
Old Mr. Benjamin Brookes left a family Bible. In it we 
find the following in his own writing : " William Bowie, 
a fine brave lad, who, pray God, will live to be an honor 
to his deare parents." Also the date of his granddaughter, 
Margaret Bowie's birth, and the following entry : " My 
deare and pretty granddaughter, as pretty a babe as the 
sun ever shown on. Understands everything they said to 
her. Ah ! my little Peggy, would that I could live to see 
you a woman, and such a one as I pray God will be an 
honor to yourself, your father and mother, to me, and all 
of your acquaintances, with ten thousand pounds and the 
blessings of God, is the prayer of your old granddaddy, Ben- 
jamin Brookes." 

The issue of Walter Bowie and his wdfe, Mary (Brookes) Bowie, was : 

I Margaret* Bowie, b. March 22, 1772; ni. 1791, Isaac 
Duckett (a brother of Baruch Duckett), b. 1753, d. 1823. 
Issue : 

1 Mary^ Duckett, b. 1792 ; d. aged sixteen. 

2 EUZA^ Duckett, b. October 16, 1796 ; d. November 

12, 1823 ; m. December 28, 1813, Lieut. John Contee, 
son of Richard A. Contee. (See Contee.) 

26 II William* Bowie, b. January 29, 1776 ; m. Kitty Duckett ; 

d. 1826. 

27 III Daniel* Bowie, b. March 7, 1779 ; m. Fannie Lane ; d. 1843. 
IV Elizabeth* Bowie, b. April 11, 1781 ; m. 1803, Thomas 

Brooke, son of Rev. Clement Brooke and his wife, Mary 
Murdock ; d. August 17, 1810. 
Issue : 

I Walter^ Bowie Brooke, b. 1805 ; m. Mary Sprigg, 
daughter of Benjamin Sprigg, grandson of Benjamin 
Brooke, Sr. 
Issue : 

1 Benjamin" Sprigg Brooke, d. single. 

2 Mary" Elizabeth Brooke, m. Dr. John Hunter. 
Issue : 

I Walter" Brooke Hunter. 

3 Elizabeth" Sprigg Brooke, single. 

4 Thomas" Brooke, b. September i, 1S32 ; single. 


28 V Walter* Bowie, Jr., b. 1785; m. Amelia M. Weems ; d. 
VI JUI.1ET* Matii^da Bowie, h. 1788 ; m. 1812, James B. 
Issue : 

1 James^ B. Brookes, d. single. 

2 Wii^LiAM^ Bowie Brookes, m. Sophia Baldwin ; lived 

in Bladensburg. 

1^0. 13. 

Gov. Robert^ Bowie, (William^ Bowie, Sr. John^ 
Bowie, Sr.) the third son of Capt. William Bowie and his 
wife, Margaret (Sprigg) Bowie, was born at " Mattaponi," 
near Nottingham, Prince George's County, Maryland, in 
March, 1750. He was educated at the school of the Rev. 
John Eversfield, near Croom, and later was a student un- 
der the Rev. Mr. Craddock, near Baltimore. 

In 1770, when scarcely twenty years old, he married 
Priscilla, daughter of Gen. James John Mackall, of Cal- 
vert County. She was born May 29, 1755, and was, 
therefore, not fifteen at the time of her marriage, which is 
said to have been a " run-away match." Her father was 
an officer of the militia, and one of the foremost men of 
his county during the Revolutionary period, representing 
Calvert at nearly all the meetings and conventions in An- 
napolis during that exciting period. He was born Nov- 
ember 29, 17 17, and married Mary, daughter of Benjamin 
Hance. He was the son of Col. John and Susanah 
Mackall, and grandson of James Mackall, "of the Cliffs," 
Calvert County. James Mackall was born in Scotland 
about 1630, and, after his marriage with a Miss Graham, 
emigrated to Calvert County, Maryland, where he received 
a grant of thirty thousand acres of laud, and died in 1693. 
He has a large number of descendants in Maryland, Vir- 
ginia, and Georgetown, D. C. 


Robert Bowie received a house and lot in Nottingham 
and a farm, adjoining the village, from his father. He 
lived in that town most of his life, though, after the death 
of his father, he spent the summer months at " Matta- 
poni," which he inherited. 

It has been asserted that just prior to the Revolution 
Robert Bowie made a trip to Europe, in company with 
Richard Ogle, and was introduced at the Court of George 
HI. He could not have remained abroad very long, as, 
in November, 1774, he is shown to have been present at 
a meeting of " Freeholders and citizens " held in Upper 
Marlborough, when a committee was selected to see exe- 
cuted throughout the county the instructions of " The 
Association of the American Continental Congress." 
Four of the men placed upon this committee were Robert 
Bowie, his brother Walter, their father, and their uncle, 
Allen Bowie, Sr. From this time on, Robert Bowie be- 
came a leader in the public affairs of his county and State. 
He is mentioned as taking an active part at all the meet- 
ings of the citizens held at Marlborough during the next 
twelve months, when plans were being formed for resist- 
ing Great Britain. September 12, 1775, a "Committee 
of Observation " was formed, of which Capt. William 
Bowie was a member, and Robert Bowie, Levin Coving- 
ton, and John Hawkins Lowe were instructed to enroll a 
company of " Minute Men." Capt. William Bowie, John 
Contee, and William Turner Wootton were directed to 
select and procure proper uniforms for this military force. 
On January 20, 1776, a company of militia was formed 
in Nottingham ; Fielder Bowie elected captain, Robert 
Bowie first lieutenant, and Newman Dorsett second lieu- 
tenant. June 21, 1776, the Provincial Convention com- 
missioned Robert Bowie captain of the Second Battalion, 
Maryland Flying Artillery. 

The State archives show that for several months Cap- 
tain Bowie maintained his company at his own expense, 
and later the State issued vouchers of from ;^ioo to ^300 


each, to reimburse him for the advances he had made. In 
September, 1776, the Flying Artillery was ordered to 
join General Washington at New York, but arrived too 
late to participate in the battle of Long Island. This 
command covered itself with glory at the battles of Har- 
lem Heights and White Plains, New York, and other fierce 
engagements during the campaign of 1776. Capt. Robert 
Bowie was wounded in the knee at White Plains, and as 
indicative of his nerve, the following is related : He be- 
lieved his wound had not been properly treated, and lock- 
ing himself in a room so as to be undisturbed, he cut into 
the limb with his pocket knife and removed a splinter of 
bone, which was causing irritation, and rebandaged the 
leg. September i, 1777, he received a commission as 
captain of a militia company enrolled in the southern 
part of Prince George's County, which was attached to a 
battalion of which Luke Marbury was appointed colonel. 
This regiment, or battalion, participated in the battle of 
Germantown, where Captain Bowie was wounded in the 
shoulder, and Colonel Marbury was taken prisoner. 
Owing to the imperfect condition of the military records 
of that period it is impossible to determine what part 
Robert Bowie acted during the next few years, but on 
August I, 1782, he inserted an advertisement in the 
Annapolis Gazette for " dragoon horses for use of the 
army in the South." From this it may be presumed he 
was still connected with the military organization of the 
State, and it has been claimed he served in the South- 
ern campaign. 

October 15, 1785, he was elected a member of the 
House of Delegates, two of the delegation from his 
county being his brother, Maj. Walter Bowie, and their 
cousin, Capt. Fielder Bowie. The same three men were 
re-elected 1786-87-88-89-90. The report of the legi§la- 
tive proceedings show the three Bowies actively advo- 
cating or opposing many measures of vital importance — 
among them a bill introduced in 1786 providing for sup- 


port by the State of ministers of the Gospel. The three 
Bowies steadfastly opposed this measure, as well as 
another, declaring that the State debt should be assumed 
by the National Government. 

On June 12, 1794, the governor appointed Robert 
Bowie a major of the militia and also a justice of the 
peace. September 17, 1796, he was elected an "Elector 
of Senators." While a member of the House of Delegates 
he earnestly advocated a measure for establishing the Col- 
lege of St. John, in Annapolis, and subscribed to the fund 
raised for building the edifice. In 1801-02-03 he was 
again a member of the House of Delegates. November 
17, 1803, "the House being then assembled, a message 
was received from the Senate agreeing to ballot for gover- 
nor, naming the members of that body selected for a joint 
examination of the votes. The House then qualified and 
proceeded to cast its vote for governor. Upon an exam- 
ination of the ballot it appeared that Hon. Robert Bowie 
had a majority of the votes cast." It was then " Resolved, 
that the Hon. Robert Bowie be, and is, hereby declared 
to be Governor of the State of Maryland." A message 
was sent to the Senate proposing a "joint letter be writ- 
ten by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the 
House, to Robert Bowie, Esq., notifying him of his elec- 
tion and requesting his attendance to qualify ; the letter 
to be sent immediately by express." The day following, 
the House received a letter from Robert Bowie containing 
his resignation as a member of the Legislature. The 
House then proceeded to elect a council for the new gov- 
ernor, and appointed Francis Digges, David Davidson, 
Edward Hall, Allen Bowie Duckett (the governor's 
cousin), and Reverdy Ghiselin, the latter afterwards a son- 
in-law of the governor. 

November 20, 1804, the Legislature again elected 
Robert Bowie governor, and named as his council Allen 
Bowie Duckett, Reverdy Ghiselin, Richard Tilghman, R. 
H. Harewood, Earle and Francis Digg^. Salutes were 


fired by Captain Muir's artillery and by the French frigate 
" Le President," then lying at Annapolis. November 19, 
1805, the Legislature, for the third time, made Robert 
Bowie governor, and a year later he was succeeded by 
Robert Wright. Robert Bowie has the distinction of hav- 
ing been the first Democratic governor of his State. 
Upon leaving the executive chair, he continued an active 
party man; was in 1807 again appointed a justice of the 
peace, and in 1808 a member of Prince George's County 
Levy Court. In 1809 he was one of the Presidential 
electors for Madison, and was one of the directors of the 
first bank established in Annapolis. He was named in 
the wills of Gen. Benjamin Brookes, Turner Wootton, 
Beans, Chew, and many others, as executor of their estates. 
In fact, so highly was he esteemed by his neighbors, that, 
it was the exception if he was not requested to act as ad- 
ministrator when any of them died. He was a very large 
land-owner, and was also interested in a mercantile busi- 
ness conducted by his agents in Nottingham. Like his 
brother, he was fond of fine stock and owned a number of 
race horses. In 1810 his son, Robert William, was elected 
for the first time to the Legislature. September 12, 181 1, 
Robert Bowie was defeated by the Federalists for "Sena- 
torial Elector," but on November 11, 181 1, the Legislature 
elected him for Xh^ fourth time governor of the State. 
New troubles were brewing with Great Britain, and Gov- 
ernor Bowie was in favor of an immediate declaration of 
war. Early in the spring he issued a proclamation call- 
ing an extra session of the Legislature "for grave and 
weighty reasons," to assemble June 3d. When, in June, 
Congress formally declared war, the Annapolis Gazette 
announces that " the governor was so rejoiced when he 
heard the news that he did not wait for his hat, but with 
a few friends proceeded through the streets bare-headed 
to the State House, where he congratulated the leaders 
upon the welcome news." 


He at once issued a proclaination directing the militia 
to be organized, disciplined, and equipped ; calling upon 
field officers and captains to assemble in Baltimore and 
select a " uniform dress," and " trumpet soundings" for 
the cavalry. The governor suggested for the horses, "a 
bridle, with bit and bridoon, black reins, front and nose 
bands, a bearskin housen, or schabrache, trimmed with 
white cloth, indented and thrown over the saddle ; 
holsters, a breast-plate and crupper." Other proclama- 
tions followed, containing instructions for the equipment 
and officering of six thousand men, which the General 
Government had decided should be Maryland's quota. 
He also offered a reward for the apprehension of certain 
parties who had kidnapped some Negroes and sold them 
into Maryland. 

In August, 1 812, the country was shocked by the acts 
of an infuriated mob in Baltimore, which attacked and 
sacked the house of Alexander Contee Hanson, Jr., who, 
at the time, was entertaining a number of prominent 
leaders of the Federalist or Whig party. Mr. Hanson 
was left for dead. General Lingon killed, and the gal- 
lant Gen. Henry Lee ("Light Horse Harry," father of Gen. 
R. E. Lee) so beaten that he died from his injuries some 
weeks later. The mob was composed of the toughs and 
scum of the city, yet claimed to be a " Democratic upris- 
ing." The Federalist leaders quickly took advantage of 
the indignation aroused throughout the State, and directed 
public sentiment against the Democratic party, which 
they held responsible for the outrage. It was alleged that 
the rioters could have been dispursed but for the cowardice 
or inaction of the mayor and Adjutant-General Strieker, 
both prominent leaders in the Democratic party. Meet- 
ings were held throughout the State, at which resolutions 
of condemnation were passed urging the governor to 
investigate and punish the guilty officials. Washington 
Bowie, of Georgetown, D. C, and Dr. John F. Bowie, of 


Prince George's, were conspicuous leaders at these 

In September, the governor replied to these resolutions, 
saying that his investigations had not shown that the Balti- 
more officials had been either cowardly or criminal, and 
while deploring the lawless acts of the rioters, declared it 
improper for him, as governor, to discuss the causes which 
produced the emute. He then counseled moderation, as 
personal recriminations were subversive to the public 
good at a time when the country was menaced by a for- 
eign foe, and urged that a united front be presented to the 
common enemy. Party feeling was running very high, 
and the governor was violently assailed by his political 
opponents, who accused him of shielding the guilty offi- 
cers for partisan reasons. Mr. H. G. S. Key, of St. Mary's 
County, was especially abusive. The governor retorted 
that Mr. Key was " uncandid and disingenuous." At the 
ensuing election the Federalists swept the State, and 
Levin Winder, one of their leaders, was elected to succeed 
Governor Bowie, who, however, received the full Demo- 
cratic vote in the IvCgislature. Upon resigning the office 
he notified the House that of the $i,ooo appropriated by 
that body for furnishing the Executive Mansion, he had 
expended but $2ii, and had returned the balance to the 
Treasury. The Federalists again controlled the Legisla- 
ture in 1813, and re-elected Winder, while the Democratic 
minority cast a strictly party vote for Robert Bowie. In 
November, 18 14, Winder was for a third time elected, 
beating Robert Bowie by only two votes. By this time 
the Federalists had entrenched themselves in power, and 
it was a number of years before the Democrats could oust 
them. In 18 15, their candidate, Charles Ridgely, was 
elected to succeed Winder, receiving a scant majority over 
the vote given Robert Bowie. The fall of 18 16 saw the 
same two leaders pitted against each other, both receiving 
the full support of his party, and Ridgely was again elected 
by a small number of votes over Bowie. The following 


year the Democrats endeavored to elect ex-Governor 
Bowie United States Senator, but failed to overcome the 
majority against them. This was a most bitter campaign ; 
the opposition press and speakers violently assailed the 
grim old leader of the Democracy. One speaker asserted 
that the defeat of the Maryland forces by the British at 
Bladensburg was in consequence of incompetent officers 
appointed by Governor Bowie for political reasons. An- 
other claimed that the old governor was too good a 
"hater;" that "age has not cooled his fiery disposition, 
softened his youthful impetuosity, tamed his fierce denun- 
ciations, or enabled him to see any good in his oppo- 
nents," and while denying any intention to detract from 
"his private virtues," admitting that he had received all 
" the honors his State could bestow," yet thought that 
" his eloquent arraignment of his adversaries lacks Chris- 
tian dispensary^ which should be possessed by one of his 
years and dignity." These attacks seemed but to endear 
the old chief to his followers, and they continued to rally 
around him, with marvellous devotion, to the very last. 
A cold, contracted in December, 181 7, developed into 
pneumonia. He was attended by his cousin, the noted 
Dr. William Beans, but finding his end approaching, 
executed a will on January 5th, expired at his home in 
Nottingham, January 8, 18 18, in the sixty-eighth year of 
his age, and was interred in the family graveyard at 
" Mattaponi." 

On motion of Mr. Kennedy, in the House of Delegates, 
January 10, 18 18, the following resolution was offered, 
twice read, and unanimously adopted : '•'■Resolved^ as a token 
of respect and high esteem which the members of this 
body entertain for the memory of Robert Bowie, of 
Prince George's County, formerly Governor of Maryland, 
and lately deceased, that we wear crape on the left arm 
during the remainder of the session." The House then 
adjourned in token of respect to the deceased. Partisan 
rancor was stilled, and friends and foes united in paying 


tribute to the patriotism, bravery, and integrity of him 
whose long and brilliant career was at last ended. 

He devised to his widow the house and farm at Notting- 
ham during life, and at her death it was to go to his 
daughter, Mrs. Waring. " Mattaponi " was left to his son, 
Robert W., and the estate later known as "Bowieville " 
was given to his daughter, Mrs. Thomas C. Bowie, while 
his daughter, Mrs. Ghiselin, received the plantation con- 
sisting of about five hundred acres, which had been part of 
"Brookefield." To his grandson, William T. Wootton, 
he left fifty guineas and a " lock of my hair." 

Great numbers of horses and cattle, as well as a very 
large number of slaves, were divided among his children, 
and he directed that his old body servant. Will Watson, 
should be manumitted. This old darky lived to be more 
than one hundred and ten years of age, and is well re- 
membered by the present generation. He was very proud 
of having been the " ole Guvner's body sarvent," of 
which he boasted to the end of his life, retaining among 
his treasures an old Continental uniform, which he 
claimed " ole Marster " had given him. 

Robert Bowie was, undoubtedly, a man of strong con- 
victions, possessing great steadfastness and determination 
of purpose, with unflinching courage, as was demonstrated 
by his long struggle for re-election and vindication after 
his defeat in 1812. Endowed with brilliant eloquence, he 
was unsparing in his denunciation of his opponents. 

A born leader, politics were as the breath oflifetohim; 
a bitter partisan, and relentless foe, he was to his friends 
as true as steel, and, in private life, was noted for his lib- 
erality and kindness of heart. As a guardian of a number 
of orphan children, he won their love and admiration, and 
the grandchildren of these wards yet repeat anecdotes told 
them by their aged relatives, which illustrate the softer 
side of the old hero's character. For many years he was 
a member of the vestry for St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 
and had a pew at St. Thomas' Church also. His widow 


died January 18, 1822, and is buried by his side. She 
executed a will in which she remembered her " friend, 
Newman Dorsett," and her pastor, Rev. Dr. Gillis, as well 
as her various children and grandchildren. No picture of 
her is preserved, though she is credited with having been 
remarkably handsome. 

Issue of Robert and Priscilla Bowie : 

I Mary* Mackali, Bowie, b. 1776 ; m. ist Turner Wootton, 
1794, 2d Thomas Contee Bowie in 1800. (See T, C. 
Bowie, No. 23.) 

29 II Elizabeth* Margaret Bowie, b. October 4, 1780; m. 

John Waring, Jr. 

30 III Margaret* Anne Bowie, b. 1783 ; m. Dr. Reverdy 

Ghiselin, 1804. 
IV James* John Bowie, b. 1785. Named for his grandfather, 
Gen. James John Mackall. May 3, 1808, he was, by the 
Secretary of War, appointed first lieutenant United States 
Light Dragoons and ordered with his regiment to New 
Orleans, Louisiana. A year later he became involved in 
an altercation with Lieut. D. H. Hage of the same com- 
mand. A duel was fought on the morning of May 15, 
1809. Bowie fell dead at the first fire, and Hage was 
badly wounded. The latter recovered and was promoted 
to a captaincy during the war with Great Britain in 1814. 
Bowie is described as splendidly handsome, and a mag- 
nificent specimen of manhood. The New Orleans 
Gazette of May 18, 1809, contains the following notice of 
the duel : 

" At four p . M. j-esterday was carried to the tomb the remains of 
Lieut. Jaines John Bowie, of the Light Dragoons, who was shot in 
an aflfair of honor Monday morning by Lieut. D. Hage, of the same 
corps — Hage being badly wounded. 

" The laws of the Army, as well as morality, prohibited the paying 
of those military honors to the remains of the deceased which the 
feelings of his brother officers .so strongly demanded, and yet, by the 
voluntary attendance of his brothers in arms from every corps and 
rank — a respectable body of the gentlemen of the Navy and of New 
Orleans — the flags flying at half mast on the shipping, maj' be esti- 
mated the esteem in which he was held by the community at large. 

" Thus has fallen in the bloom of youth another victim at the 
shrine of mistaken honor ! A soldier by the hand of a brother 
soldier ! He whose eye bespoke the generosity, but the impetuosity 
of his soul ; whose person was pre-eminent even among the chosen 
youths whose country has clothed with her livery and arrayed for 
her glory ! Brave, noble, and generous, if his head erred, his heart 
plead forgiveness. Jealous of his honor, delicate to an extreme in 
his feelings, is it to be wondered at that he sometimes gave offense 
without a culpability of intention? Let his virtues live, and his 
faults be forgotten ! Think how different would have been his fame 
had he fallen in battle against his country's foes ! Posterity would 
have recited the deed, and the page of history consecrated his name 
to glorj'. We must both deplore and censure the means by which he 
met his untimely end. But he is now before that awful Judge 
whose decision is eternal, though founded on mercy and justice, 
and to Him he is to answer. What mortal man shall dare to pre- 
judge His decree ? 

" By a Brother Soldier." 


31 V Robert* Wii^uam Bowie, b. March 3, 1787; m, Kitty 
Lansdale ; d. 1848. 

IVo. 14. 

William^ Sprigg Bowie, (William^ Bowie, Sr. 
JOHN^ Bowie, Sr.) third son of Capt William Bowie and 
his wife, Margaret (Sprigg) Bowie, was born near Notting- 
ham, Prince George's County, Maryland, in 1751. He 
was a planter until the commencement of the Revolution, 
when he enlisted in the army. Was commissioned second 
lieutenant of Gundley's Independent Mar^dand Company, 
January 14, 1776. Was promoted to first lieutenant of 
the Maryland Flying Camp, in which his brother, Robert, 
was captain, July i, 1776. Upon the reorganization of 
the army, January, 1777, he was commissioned captain 
Fourth Battalion, regular forces. Took part in the fierce 
engagements at White Plains, New York, Harlem Heights, 
and Germantown, in which latter fight he was severely 
wounded. His physical condition forced him to resign, 
December 15, 1777, and kept him an invalid for many 
years. Upon leaving the army he returned to his farm, 
near Marlborough, and engaged in a mercantile business 
in that town which did not prove profitable, as in 1795 he 
advertised all his property for sale, stating ill-health had 
forced him to neglect his affairs, which resulted in heavy 
losses. Among the property which he offered for sale, men- 
tion is made of a " beautiful little farm about one mile from 
Marlborough," two thousand acres of land in Charles 
County, and two " splendid saddle horses, formerly the 
property of my brother, Capt. Osborne S. Bowie." The 
land was bought by his brother, Robert Bowie, who parted 
with it a few years later. 

December 13, 1781, William S. Bowie married Mrs. 
Elizabeth Sprigg, the widow of John Clark Sprigg, and 


daughter of Benjamin Brookes, Sr., consequently a sister 
of his brother, Walter Bowie's wife, and also a sister of 
Benjamin Brookes, Jr., who married Margaret S. Bowie, 
William's sister. Mrs. Sprigg had one son by her first 
husband, but had no issue by her second husband, W. S. 
Bowie, who died in August, 1809. His will is dated Aug- 
ust 18, 1809; speaks of himself as being in the fifty-ninth 
year of his age and long "a sufi^erer from great infirmities." 
He requested that he be buried in the neighboring 
churchyard, "as I have no land of my own;" desired a 
" few prayers to be said over me, according to the rites of 
the Episcopal Church, but I wish no sermon, as I do not 
hold with the preaching of sermons at such times, and 
wish no pomp or parade." 

He directs that all of his debts be satisfied and the rest 
of his personal estate be given to his step-son, Benjamin 
Sprigg, for the use of the latter's daughter, Julia Maria 
Sprigg, and mentions two sisters of the latter. One of 
these girls, in after years, became the wife of Walter 
Bowie Brooke, a great nephew of W. S. Bowie. The 
only civil office which Captain Bowie is known to have 
held is that of magistrate, in which capacity he served for 
many years in Marlborough, where he lived. An old letter 
from him to his mother is still extant. He says it is sent 
by " my man, Daniel," and refers to himself as a great 
sufferer from rheumatism, gout, and old wounds. His 
mother, who died in 1804, made him her principal bene- 
ficiary and executor. In his own will he made John Bur- 
gess Bowie, his third cousin, executor. He left no issue. 

Xo. 15. 

William* Bowie 3d, (William^ Bowie, Jr. John^ 
Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) the only issue of William 


Bowie, Jr., and his wife, Rachel (Pottinger) Bowie, was 
born early in 1853 or late in 1852. After his father's 
death his mother married Mr. Cook and removed to Lower 
Frederick County (now Montgomery), and the earlier years 
of William was spent in the home of his stepfather, who, 
tradition says, treated his wife's son very harshly, and 
young Bowie returned to Prince George's as soon as he 
was of sufficient age to enter into possession of his inheri- 
tance, " Thorpland." When he first grew up the young 
man signed himself " William Bowie, Jr," but later styled 
himself " William Bowie 3d," and was so called for the 
rest of his life. His great uncle, Captain William, was 
the first of the three Williams, and his own father, of 
course, the second. The court records show that in 1772 
William Bowie 3d entered suit jointly with his half uncle, 
Allen Bowie, Jr., against his two great uncles, Allen Bowie, 
Sr., and William Bowie, Sr., for the recovery of the two 
plantations known as " Brookewood " and " Brookefield," 
which had been devised to his relatives by their father, 
and his great grandfather, John Bowie, Sr. By the will 
of John Smith, proven in 1707, this property was devised 
to his nephew, John Bowie, Sr., and to the latter's " heir- 
at-law forever." For some reason John Bowie, Sr., either 
through oversight or being ignorant of the law of entail 
devised the two tracts of land to his third and fourth sons, 
probably thinking he had a right to do this, having 
amply provided for his eldest son many years earlier. At 
any rate, the entailing clause in the will of John Smith 
was not heeded, William 3d, being the eldest son of the 
eldest son for three generations, was really the heir-at-law 
(as shown by the decision of the court), and, as stated in 
the record, " dispossessed his two great uncles." He then 
made a demand upon them for the payment of rent for 
the time they had held the property. The county records. 
Vol. B. B., Folio 153, November, 1772, cites that "owing 
to the controversies and disputes which have arisen be- 
tween Allen Bowie, Sr., and William Bowie, Sr., of Prince 


George's County, Gentlemen, and Allen Bowie, Jr., and 
William Bowie, Jr., of Frederick County, Gentlemen, re- 
garding rents," the following bond was executed : " Know 
all men that we, Allen Bowie, Jr., and William Bowie, 
Jr., of Frederick County, Gentlemen, are held bound unto 
Allen Bowie, Sr., and William Bowie, Sr., of Prince 
George's County, Gentlemen, in penalty of 1,000 pounds 
Stirling money, to abide by the conditions, and to carry 
out the award, whatever it be, that is agreed upon by the 
arbitrators, selected, viz., John Hepburn and Joseph Sim. 
Signed in the presence of Fielder Bowie and John Bowie 
(Rev. John) November 7, 1772." The judges thus selected 
rendered an opinion " that the land, having been given 
up by the defendants after having been in actual posses- 
sion of it, the plaintiff had no just right to the rents now 
demanded." Directly after this, William substituted 
"the 3d " instead of the "Junior" at the end of his name. 
Four years later, September 7, 1776, William 3d "docked " 
or " barred " the entail on the property he had recovered 
by selling it at a nominal price of five shillings to his 
friend, Charles Clagett, who, on the following day, for the 
same price, reconveyed it back to William 3d, who then 
sold the "Brookewood " place on December 22, 1777, to 
Matthew Eversfield, who had married his cousin, Susanah 
Bowie, a daughter of Allen Bowie, Sr. This deed of sale 
expressly reserved " the family graveyard, around which 
there is now a fence." In 1776 the name of William 
Bowie appears on the military rolls of Maryland as second 
lieutenant in the Independent Companies. He does not 
again appear on these rolls, and it is not known what 
part he took in the War of the Revolution, but it is probable 
he participated in the battle of Long Island and was under 
the command of Mordacai Gist, as he named his second 
son Mordacai, possibly in honor of his old commander. 
Early in 1777 William married Ursula Burgess, daughter 
of Richard Burgess, and his wife, Elizabeth Waring, a 
daughter of Capt. Basil Waring, grandson of Capt. Samp- 


son Waring, the emigrant. In 1784 Richard Burgess de- 
vised ^50 to " my daughter, Ursula Bowie." He was a 
direct descendant of the Hon. William Burgess, who was 
born at Marlboro, in Wilts, England, in 1622, and arrived 
with his wife, Ursula, in Maryland early in 1650. He be- 
came one of the leading colonists on South River, Anne 
Arundel County, and had transported to the Province more 
than one hundred and fifty colonists. One of his daugh- 
ters married a Sewell, closely connected with Lord Balti- 
more. William Burgess was a justice of the peace, a 
colonel of " ye trained bands " (the regular army of the 
colony), a judge of the Provincial Court, member of " His 
Lordship's Council," general of all the military forces, and 
one of the Deputy Governors of Maryland. He died 
January 24, 1686, and is buried near South River, his 
tombstone containing a lengthy inscription, setting forth 
all the honors bestowed upon him and explaining that 
the monument was erected by his loving wife, Ursula, 
who, with seven sons, four daughters and eight grand- 
children, survived him. 

William Bowie died intestate September 17, 1809, and 
was buried at " Thorpland." His widow, Ursula (Bur- 
gess) Bowie, survived him until July 11, 1824. Her will, 
dated May 31, 1823, was witnessed by Charles Clagett and 
the latter's two daughters. She appointed her son, Charles, 
executor ; made bequests to her children and grandchild- 
ren then living, and some silverware to her niece, Anne 
Issue of William Bowie 3d : 

32 I John" Burgess Bowie, b. 1777 ; in. Catherine Hall; d. 1821. 

II Robert^ Potxinger Bowie, b. 1780; d. November 29, 

1801 ; single. 

III Dr. Richard^ Bowie, b. 1782; d. single November 11, 

1807. Studied medicine and graduated with great hon- 
ors. On the day that his diploma was awarded the 
faculty announced that his " examination had discovered 
such remarkable efficiency and learning, that he should 
occupy a seat with the judges." The brilliant career 
predicted for him was cut short by his early death. 


33 IV William^ Mordaca'I Bowie, b. May 25, 1786; m. 1809 ; d. 


34 V Chari^es^ Bowie, b. 1789 ; m. 1828 ; d. 1849. 

Xo. 16. 

Col. Thomas* Bowie, (Allen^ Bowie, Jr. John^ 
Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) eldest son of Allen Bowie, 
Jr., and his wife, Ruth (Cramphin) Bowie, was born at 
"The Hermitage," Montgomery County, Maryland, 
December 22, 1767. He began the study of law, but ill- 
health forced him to abandon it and turn his attention to 
agriculture. He received from his father land near 
Bladensburg, Prince George's County, then called " War 
Park," but originally " Railey's Discovery," and built his 
home on the heights overlooking the village, and the 
Anacostia River. This house is still standing, and is now 
occupied by a Mr. Rogers. On January 26, 1794, 
Thomas Bowie married Margaret, daughter of Dr. Humph- 
rey Belt, and his wife, Mary (Brooke) Belt. 

October 16, 1795, Colonel Bowie was elected to the 
State Legislature as a delegate from Prince George's 
County, and on December 24, 1795, his vote is recorded 
in favor of the bill incorporating the Chesapeake Bay and 
Delaware River Canal. In 1807 he acted as administra- 
tor for his uncle, Thomas Cramphin, Jr. ; December 10, 
181 2, he was, by the governor, appointed justice of the 
peace and judge of the Orphan's Court, and again to the 
same offices in 18 14-16. In this year he declined to be ex- 
ecutor for the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Lamar. In all of 
the publications of that era he is invariably spoken of as 
" Colonel " Thomas Bowie. For many years he was 
vestryman for the Episcopal church in Bladensburg, and 
a regular attendant upon divine worship. He is said to 
have possessed a gentle disposition and fine intellectual 


abilities. His death occurred while on his knees in a 
Washington church, July 27, 1823. His wife was born 
in 1770, and died January 2, 1814, Both are buried near 

Issue : 

I Dr. Humphrey^ Belt Bowie, b. July 20, 1796 ; graduated 

at the Maryland Medical College, Baltimore, in 1824, and 
began practice in Bladensburg, but died of consumption 
June 8, 1828. In his will he asked to be buried near his 
father, and provided one thousand dollars for the 
erection of marble slabs over the graves of his parents, 
his sister and his own. Unmarried. 

II Thomas^ Bowie, Jr., b. October 8, 1797 ; d. of consumption 

October 9, 1827. Devised his property to his sister and 
brothers, giving to "dear, affectionate brother Richard 
C. Bowie my wearing apparel, saddle-horse, gig and har- 
ness." Unmarried. 

35 III JOHN^ Bowie, born October 4, 1799 ; m. Margaret L,. Gantt; 

d. 1871. 
IV Mary^ Ann Bowie, b. March 12, 1802 ; m. February 5, 
1828, William D. Clagett, a widower and son of Jos- 
eph White Clagett. 
Issue : 
I Margaret*' Clagett, single. 

36 V George^ Washington Bowie, b. April 11, 1804; m. Mary 

VI Margaret^ Ruth Bowie, b. March 15, 1806 ; d. January 2, 

37 VII Richard^ Cramphin Bowie, b. September 26, 1808 ; m. 

Martha Magdalene Rapine. 

No. 17. 

Elizabeth^ Bowie, (Allen^ Bowie, Jr. John^ 
Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) eldest daughter of Allen 
Bowie, Jr., of Montgomery County, and his wife, Ruth 
(Cramphin) Bowie, was born at her parent's home, the 
" Hermitage," September 11, 1772. On January 21, 1802, 
she married Thomas Davis, an eminent citizen of Mont- 


gomery County, who filled many positions of public honor 
and trust. He was the son of Ephraiin Davis, who, in 
1755, built the handsome house at "Greenwood," which 
became the home of his son, Thomas, and which is yet 
owned by the grandchildren of the latter. Thomas Davis 
died in 1837, and his wife, Elizabeth, November 23, 1840. 
They are both buried at " Greenwood." 


I Catherine^ WorThington Davis, b. June 26, 1803. Was 

named in honor of her father's first wife, Catherine 
Worthington, who died without issue. In 1832 Catherine 
W. Davis married her first cousin, Thomas Johns Bowie, 
and died June i, 1889. (See issue of Thomas Johns 
Bowie, No. 38.) 

II Thomas^ John Davis, b. 1805 ; graduated in medicine, 

April, 1828. Died three months later. 

III Allen^ Bowie Davis, b. February 16, 1809 ; d. April 17, 

1889. His academic course was completed at the 
Brookeville Academy when only sixteen years of age ; 
delicate health preventing him taking a collegiate 
course. In the healthful pursuits of a farmer's life he 
grew stronger, and, endowed with indomitable will and 
energy, overcame obstacles which might have disheart- 
ened a weaker mind. Deeply interestedin politics from his 
boyhood, all public topics arrested his attention, and his 
pen was ever busy upon educational , agricultural and poli- 
tical subjects. Having fitted himself for any position of 
public trust by close reading and study, his opinion was 
sought by those wishing an expression tempered by sound 
judgment and a clear brain. He was elected president 
of the board of trustees of the Brookeville Academy, 
and held that position for twenty-six years. Was instru- 
mental in securing the first law of Maryland prohibiting 
the sale of intoxicating liquors. This enactment inter- 
dicted the sale of ardent spirits within a mile of the 
Brookeville school. In 1862 he succeeded in having the 
, law extend over his entire district, which contained more 

than a thousand voters. He was elected president of the 
board of trustees of the Maryland Agricultural College ; 
was president of the Montgomery County Agricultural 
Society, and, in this capacity, greatly advanced the 
agricultural interests of his county. In 1840, was elected 
president of the State Agricultural Society ; was, by the 
Legislature, appointed agent for the State, and also was 


made chief of the Board of Public Works, with instruc- 
tions to supervise the affairs of the Chesapeake and 
Ohio Canal, which latter position he maintained for a 
number of years. In 1850 he was elected as a Whig 
delegate to the "Reform Constitutional Convention," 
which was regarded as one of the ablest assemblies ever 
convened in the State. While a member of this body 
he was the author of many important measures adopted. 
Always an ardent Union man, he had deep-rooted con- 
victions, and opposed secession with all the strength of 
his nature. Was elected to the Legislature in 1862, and 
took a leading part in the exciting incidents of that 
historic session. Was, for a quarter of a century, com- 
missioner of public schools in his county, and his interest 
in educational matters continued as long as he lived. 
He was a devoted member of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church ; for many years was vestryman of St. Bartholo- 
mew Parish, and always active in Diocesan Conventions. 
He resided at " Greenwood" in the summer, and at his 
city residence, in Baltimore, during the winter. His good- 
ness of heart and gentle disposition, made him a ready 
helper of those less fortunate. In 1830 he married 
Rebecca Comfort Dorsey, the daughter of Judge Thomas 
Beale Dorsey, of Elkridge. She died in 1837 without 
children. On October 8, 1839, Allen B. Davis married 
Anne Wilkins, daughter of William Wilkins, of Balti- 
more, and for fifty years she was his devoted partner in 
life. An attack of bronchitis caused his death at his 
home on Madison Avenue, Baltimore, April 17, 1889, and 
his last request was that he might be "carried to the 
home of his fathers." His wish was granted and he is 
interred with his ancestors at " Greenwood." 
Issue : 

1 Thomas* Davis, b. August 11, 1840; d. February 3, 


2 Wii,i<iAM* W11.KINS Davis, b. March 27, 1842. Of 

studious habits he began the study of medicine, but 
was attacked with consumption, and, acting upon 
advice, went to the drier climate of Minnesota where 
he grew better, but again succumbed to the disease 
and died March 2, 1866. While on his death-bed he 
was united in wedlock to Nellie Ward Whipple, 
daughter of the Rt. Rev. H. B. Whipple, D. D., 
Bishop of Minnesota. His death occurred at " Fari- 
bault," the Bishop's home. 

3 Rebecca** Dorsey Davis, b. December 23, 1843 \ 


4 Mary" Dorsey Davis, b. September 9, 1845 ; single. 


5 Esther'* Wii,kins Davis, b. November 29, 1847 \ d. 

Wo. 18. 

Col. Washington^ Bowie, (Allen^ Bowie, Jr. 
JOHN^ Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) third son of Allen 
Bowie, Jr., of Montgomery County, and his wife, Ruth 
(Cramphin) Bowie, was born at " The Hermitage," Mont- 
gomery County, Maryland, August 12, 1776. Tradition 
says that General Washington, while passing through 
Georgetown, D. C, visited Allen Bowie and spent the 
night at his house ere rejoining his troops in the North. 
During this visit a clergyman w^s sent for and the Gen- 
eral stood sponsor for the youngest member of the family, 
who was named " Washington " in honor of " the father 
of his country." Washington Bowie, when quite young, 
entered the mercantile house of William Deakin, George- 
town, D. C, where he acquired a practical knowledge of 
the business, which enabled him to establish in 1799 the 
firm of Bowie & Kurtz, which became widely known in 
mercantile circles, not only in America, but also in Liver- 
pool, London, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Bremen, Cadiz, 
Gibraltar, and the West Indies ; ships of the firm trading 
at all the ports mentioned. In 1810 the Annapolis 
Gazette mentions " Col." Washington Bowie as one of the 
wealthiest and most public-spirited citizens of George- 
town, and he is spoken of as "a merchant prince." Dur- 
ing the short war with France, 1 800-1, a ship, owned by 
Bowie & Kurtz, fell into the hands of the enemy ; the 
crew was imprisoned for a long time and treated with 
great cruelty. The " supercargo " on this ship was James 
Bowie, a first cousin of Washington Bowie. The firm 
also sustained other heavy losses at the hands of the 
French. In 181 2 a vessel was built by Bowie & Kurtz 


and named " General Lingan," and, when the Revolu- 
tionary hero of that name was buried, after being mur- 
dered by the Baltimore mob (1812), the flag on this ship 
was hung at half mast, and minute guns fired from its 
deck. The National Intelligencer^ a daily paper published 
in Washington during this era, contains many references 
to Washington Bowie and his firm, and he is spoken of 
as " Colonel." He resided in a large dwelling on the 
heights of Georgetown, overlooking the Potomac River, 
until a few years prior to his death, which occurred in 
1825 at his country residence, " Oatland," in Montgomery 
County, where he removed after closing out his mercan- 
tile business, in consequence of heavy losses sustained 
during a financial crisis. To satisfy his creditors he sur- 
rendered his large possessions and retired to private life 
without a blemish upon his character, honored and es- 
teemed by the entire community. In 1799 Washington 
Bowie married Mrs. Thomas John Chew, widow of Rev. 
Thomas J. Chew, a son of Col. Samuel Chew and his wife, 
Priscilla Clagett, sister of Bishop Thomas John Claggett. 
There was no issue by her first marriage. Mrs.. Bowie's 
maiden name was Margaret Crabb Johns. She was the 
eldest daughter of Col. Thomas Johns, of the Revolu- 
tionary Army, and his wife, Sarah HoUyday. At one 
time Colonel Johns owned the ground on which stands 
the President's House in Washington, D. C. He was 
the son of Richard Johns and his wife, Margaret Crabb. 
Richard Johns was the son of Abraham Johns and 
Margaret Hutchins, and Abraham was the son of Richard 
Johns, of " The Cliffs," Calvert County. He was born at 
Bristol, England, in 1630, and came to Maryland and set- 
tled at " The Cliffs" about 1671, where he died in 1717. 
He married the widow of Thomas Sparrow, whose maiden 
name was Eliza Kinsey. She died in 17 15. The mother 
of Mrs. Washington Bowie, Sarah (Hollyday) Johns, 
was the daughter of Dr. Leonard Hollyday and his 
wife. Miss Brady. Dr. Leonard Hollyday was the 


son of Col. Leonard Hollyday, of " Brookefield," Prince 
George's County, Maryland, and his first wife, Sarah 
Smith. He is buried near the Patuxent, just north 
of Nottingham, and the grave is marked with an enor- 
mous marble slab on which is carved his coat of arms. 
He was the son of Col. Thomas Hollyday, the emigrant 

Colonel Washington Bowie. 

(and his wife. Miss Truman), and the latter was the son 
of Sir Leonard Hollyday, Lord Mayor of London in 1605. 
(See Burke's Heraldry for Sir Leonard's ancestry ; also see 
Waring Sketch for Hollyday's.) 

Mrs. Washington Bowie died July 22, 1840, aged sixty- 
six, and is buried by the side of her husband at "Oatland," 


which is at present the property of her grandson, Mr. 
Washington B. Chichester. 

Issue : 

38 I Thomas* Johns Bowie, b. October, 1800; m. Catherine W. 

Davis ; d. 1850. 

II Mary^ Bowie, b. 1802; m. December 23, 1824, George 

Mason Chichester, of Loudoun County, Virginia. 
Issue : 

1 Washington** Bowie Chichester, b. 1828 ; m. Janu- 

ary 17, 1854, I^ydia Ridgely Brown, and lives at Rock- 
ville, Maryland. 
Issue : 

1 Washington' Bowie Chichester, Jr., m. Eliza 


2 Margaret' Bowie Chichester, m. W. Smith, of 


3 Lydia' W. Chichester, m. William Muir, of 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

4 Harriet' G. Chichester. 

5 Mary'' Richards Chichester. 

2 Capt. Arthur'* Mason Chichester, b. 1831 ; m. 

October 25, 1854, Mary Beverly, of Virginia. Served 
in the Confederate Army. Is a civil engineer, and 
lives at Leesburg, Virginia. 
Issue : 

1 G.' Mason Chichester. 

2 Arthur' Chichester. 

3 Beverly" Chichester. 

4 Sarah' Chichester, m. Mr. Page. 

5 Jane' Chichester, m. Dr. Fox. 

6 Mary' Chichester, m. Mr. Jenkins. 

III M.\rgaret* Bowie, b. 1803 ; d. January i, 185 1 ; single. 

IV Washington* Bov/iE, Jr., b. June 23, 1805 ; d. 1844 ; single. 

He was a successful planter, and highly esteemed in his 

39 V Judge Richard* Johns Bowie, b. June 23, 1807 ; d. 1881. 

40 VI Robert* Gilmer Bowie, b. 1808 ; m. Julia Wilson ; d. 1881. 
VII Sarah* Hollyday Bowie, b. 181 1 ; d. 1825. 

No. 19. 

Allen* Bowie, (Rev. John^ Bowie. John^ Bowie, Jr. 
JoHN^ Bowie, Sr.) eldest son of Rev. Dr. John Bowie and his 


wife, Margaret (Dallas) Bowie, was born about 1776, 
and received his education at his father's celebrated school 
in Easton, Maryland. He acquired a plantation in Talbot 
County known as " Glasgow," where he settled in 
1800, and married Charlotte Boone of " Greenbury Point," 
Maryland. Allen Bowie, like others of his family, took 
an active part in local politics. In 18 16 he was elected 
as one of Talbot County's " Senatorial Electors." He also 
for a number of years held the position of High Sheriff 
for the same county, and occupied that office when his 
death occurred, January 16, 1822. He and his wife are 
buried at White Marsh Church, Talbot County. 

Issue : 

I Anne* Bowie, m. Thomas D. Singleton, Sr., of Talbot 

County. Both died young. 
Issue : 

1 John" Singi,eton, m. the Widow Ridgely. 

2 Eliza'' Singleton, m. Capt. Thomas Grifl&th, of 

Montgomery County. 
Issue : 

1 Nicholas' Griffith. 

2 Annie' Griffith. 

3 Charlotte' Griffith. 

4 Dallas' Griffith. 

3 Annie* Singleton, m. William Bayne. 

4 Thomas* D. Singleton, Jr., m. Magruder ; 

lives in Washington, D. C. 

II Catherine^ Bowie, m. Edward Trippe, of Talbot County. 

Issue : 

I Richard* Trippe, m. Sophia, daughter of Gov. Philip 
Francis Thomas. 
Issue : 

1 Philip' Francis Trippe. 

2 Richard' Trippe. 

III Charlotte* Bowie, d. single. 

IV John* Bowie. Entered a mercantile house in Washington. 

Later removed to New York City, and died single at the 
age of twenty-five. 

V James* Bowie, d. in childhood. 

VI Elizabeth* Hamilton Bowie, was adopted by her father's 

first cousin, Elizabeth (Bowie) Davis, wife of Thomas 
Davis, of Montgomery County. Married Thomas, son of 
Maj. William Worthington, of Howard County. After 


his death she married William Riggs. No issue by 
either marriage. She adopted her niece, Elizabeth 
Singleton, and died in 1894. 

Xo. 20. 

Janies^ Bowie, (Rev. Dr. John'^ Bowie. John^ 
Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) second son of" Rev. Dr. 
John Bowie and his wife, Margaret (Dallas) Bowie, was 
born March 29, 1779, i^^ Talbot County, Maryland. Re- 
ceiving a careful education from his distinguished father, 
he became a fine linguist, well skilled in Greek, Latin, 
French, etc. When a young man he went to sea as super- 
cargo of a merchant vessel owned by his first cousin, Col. 
Washington Bowie, and Robert Gilmer. While on one 
of his voyages, the short war between America and France 
occurred. A French privateer captured the ship, and 
James Bowie, with the other officers and crew were very 
cruelly treated by their captors. He was lashed to a 
gun and so tortured that he never entirely recovered 
from the effects. After being incarcerated in a French 
prison for a considerable time, he was liberated, returned 
to America, and entered into business in Georgetown, D. C. 
A few years later he married Anna Maria Barclay Ras- 
kins, of Talbot County. The war between the United 
States and Great Britain in 18 12-14, precipitated a finan- 
cial panic, and among other merchants of that era who 
were forced to make assignments was James Bowie. He 
then went to Virginia for a short while as a tutor in the 
family of a Mr. Mason ; his earlier training amply fitting 
him for such duties. 

He never held public office, and when some years later 
he became a confirmed cripple, as the result of injuries sus- 
tained while a French captive, he resided at the planta- 
tion of Col. Washington Bowie, known as " Oatland," 


and here he continued to instruct many of his neighbors' 
children. He is said to have been a devoted sportsman, 
and loved to roam the fields with his dog and gun. When 
his infirmities would not permit him to continue his 
tramps, he would have some one take him in his chair to 
the edge of a neighboring forest, and there would beguile 
the hours with a book, while waiting, with his gun across 
his knees, for a chance shot at a squirrel or other game. 
A constant reader, and hard student, he was admired 
for his scholarly attainments and mental abilities. His 
death occurred March 7, 1845, and he is buried at "Oat- 
land," Montgomery County, Maryland. 

The issue of James Bowie and his wife, Anna Maria, was : 

41 I Joseph^ Haskins Bowie, b. January 15, 1816 ; d. January 5, 
1879 ; twice married. 
II Louisa^ Emii,y Haskins Bowie, b. December 26, 1817 ; m. 
November 28, 1837, Charles Page Craig, of Cambridge, 
Maryland. He was born March 30, 1813, and died Dec- 
ember 3, 1878. Mrs. Craig is still living. 
Issue : 

1 Annie*' Louis Craig, b. September 2, 1838 ; single. 

2'' Page Craig, Jr., b. December i, 1840; m. 

Irene Dashiell. 
Issue : 

1 W.'' G. Craig. 

2 Irene" Louis Craig. 

3 Margaret' D.allas Craig. 

3 Sarah" Euzabeth Craig, b. March 6, 1843 ; d. Feb- 

ruary 3, 1884 ; single. 

4 Isabeli^a" Bowie Craig, b. August 19, 1845 ; single. 

5 William" H. Craig, b. March 18, 1848 ; single. 

6 Dr. Barclay* Haskins Craig, b. January 5, 1852 ; 

m. 1884, Annie, daughter of Robert H. Kemp, and 
resides at Trappe, Maryland. 
Issue : 
I Laurence' Bowie Craig, b. 1886. 

7 John" Hooper Craig, b. January 2, 1855 ; single. 

8 Margaret" Dallas Craig, b. February 24, 1858 ; 


9 Josephine" Bowie Craig, b. July 31, 1861 ; d. July 12, 

1883 ; single. 
10 Mary" Haskins Craig, b. August 25, 1864 ; d. Janu- 
ary 24, 1866. 


III ISABEi^LA^ Dai,i,as Bowie, b. July ii, 1820; d. April 16, 

1893 ; single. 

IV Josephine* Haskins Bowie, b. August 17, 1823 ; m. Janu- 

ary 24, 1854, Thomas Smyth Hayward, of "Locust 
Grove," Talbot County. This old homestead was an in- 
heritance of the Hay wards for many generations. Mrs. 
Hayward now resides in Easton, Maryland. 
Issue : 

1 Henrietta^ Maria Robins Hayward, d. young. 

2 Elizabeth'* Caile Hayward, d. in infancy. 

3 Thomas* Smyth Hayward, Jr., of Easton, Maryland. 

4 WiniAM* Hayward, d. young. 

5 Dai,i,as® Bowie Hayward. 

^^, 21. 

Thomas^ Hamilton Bo^vie, (Rev. Dr. John^ 
Bowie. John- Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) third son 
of Rev. Dr. John Bowie and his wife, Margaret (Dallas) 
Bowie, was born in Talbot County, Maryland, July 11, 
1785, and is said to have been named for his maternal great 
grandfather, Lord Thomas Hamilton, who fell at the bat- 
tle of Culloden. Was carefully educated by his learned 
father and adopted the profession of law. Settled in 
Annapolis, Maryland, where he was admitted to the bar, 
and in a few years was recognized as one of the ablest 
counsellors in that city. His name is frequently men- 
tioned in the publications of his era, showing that he took 
an active part in public matters affecting " ye Ancient 
Citie." He was the secretary of the Union Fire and 
Hose Company, and, in 18 13, was nominated by the Fed- 
eralists for the Legislature, but was defeated by four votes. 
January 25, 18 16, he was, by the governor, appointed 
register in chancery, to fill the vacancy caused by the 
resignation of James P. Heath. January 4, 1818, he was 
selected to respond to the toast, " Bunker Hill and Gen- 


eral Putman," given at a grand dinner in Annapolis when 
the citizens entertained President Monroe. Thomas H. 
Bowie resided in the old colonial house facing St. Anne's 
Church, on the " Circle." It is now used as a bank. His 
death occurred February 8, 182 1. The Annapolis Gazette 
contains the following notice : " Died on Tuesday night, 
after a lingering illness, Thomas H. Bowie, Esq., attorney 
at law, and late register of chancery." 

February 2, 181 2, Thomas H. Bowie married Eliza Ray, 
daughter of Jesse Ray, a planter residing on the Severn 
River some miles from Annapolis. His wife was. ]\Iary 
Wall. It is said he was born in England, emigrated to 
America with an only sister, Mary Ray, and settled on 
the plantation called " Rayland," which was bequeathed 
to him by an uncle. His sister, Mary, became the wife 
of a Mr. Clements. They died childless, and she bequeathed 
her home, " Sherwood," to her nephew, Dr. Hyde Ray. 
Mary Wall, the wife of Jesse Ray, was the only child of 
Thomas Wall and his wife, Eliza, only daughter of 
Thomas Hyde, who, with his wife and one son and 
daughter, emigrated to Marjdand from England. This 
son, Thomas Hyde, Jr., never married, so that the only 
descendants of Thomas Hyde, Sr., spring from the mar- 
riage of his daughter with Thomas Wall. Thomas Hyde, 
Sr., was a younger member of the Clarendon family, and, 
when he left England, brought with him an oil painting 
of the family arms, bequeathed to him by Lord Hyde. 
This painting descended to the children of Thomas H. 
Bowie. James K. Bowie, a son of the latter, once took it 
to England and had it identified as the original painting 
of the Hyde coat of arms. Eliza Hyde (Ray) Bowie, 
widow of Thomas H. Bowie, died in Baltimore in 1846. 
She had two brothers, namely, Lieut. James Hyde Ray, 
United States Navy, who never married, and Dr. Hyde 
Ray, United States Navy, who married a sister of Nevitt 
Steel, and had 


Issue : 

I Mary Ray, m. Hunter Davidson, United States Navy. 

Issue : 

1 I/EiyiA Davidson, m. her cousin, Bowie Gowan, of 

I<ondon, England. 

2 Perry Davidson. 

3 Hunter Davidson. 

4 Charles S. Davidson. 

5 Hyde Ray Davidson. 

6 Franklin Davidson. 

7 Maury Davidson. 

II Isabel Ray, m. Capt. McGonigal, United States Navy. 

Issue : 

1 Kenney McGonigal. 

2 Hyde Ray McGonigal. 

3 Catherine McGonigal, rn. J. Lord. 

4 Isabel McGonigal. 

III Catherine Ray, m. Samuel Hulburt, a Northern business 

Issue : 

1 Samuel Ray Hulburt. 

2 William McGonigal Hulburt. 

The issue of Thomas Hamilton Bowie and his wife, Eliza Hyde (Ray) 
Bowie, was : 

I I^iEUT. James^ Kemp Bowie, b. 1813 ; named for his grand- 
father's friend, Bishop Jam^s Kemp. Entered St. John's 
College in 1823. Examined for appointment to United 
States Navy in 1828, and received a commission as mid- 
shipman, November ist of the same year. In 1829 was 
ordered on board the United States Ship Constellation. 
January 28, 1840, was promoted to first lieutenant and 
ordered to the West India Station. In 1842 was trans- 
ferred from New Orleans to the navy yard at Pensacola, 
Florida, and, while there, married Cecille Collins, of 
Pennsylvania. Previous to this Lieutenant Bowie had 
made several voyages to both Europe and Asia. A 
memorable incident in his career was a duel in which he 
participated while a midshipman. He espoused the quar- 
rel of a brother" Middy " whom he believed had not been 
fairly treated, and challenged Midshipman McLaughlin. 
The latter was seconded by Richard Meade, and the 
former by David Porter. At the first fire McLaughlin 
fell with a bullet in his hip. They fought at five paces. 
McLaughlin, Meade, and Porter, all were later distin- 
guished admirals in the United States Navy. While at 
Pensacola Lieutenant Bowie was injured by a fall, and 
died there December 25, 1843, leaving no issue. 


42 II Hyde* Ray Bowie, b. 1813, twin ; m. Mary Wallace. 

Ill Mary^ Ray Bowie, b. 1814; m. Maj. Samuel Dusenbury, 
United States Army. He died while stationed at Santa 
Fe, New Mexico, in 1855, and his widow removed to 
Concord, North Carolina, where she died October 25, 
Issue : 

1 Mary* Ray Dusenbury, d. at Concord, North Carolina, 

in 1893 ; single. 

2 Hamii^ton*^ Bowie Dusenbury, an officer in the 

Confederate Army, married Mary Cameron, of Con- 
cord, North Carolina, and died in that town Sep- 
tember 22, 1875. 
Issue : 

I Gowan" Dusenbury, an official of the Southern 

Railway Company ; lives at Concord, North 

Carolina; m. March 21, 1893, Sadie Jones, of 

Richmond, Virginia. 
Issue : 

I Gowan* Dusenbury, Jr., b. March 22, 1894. 

43 IV Dr. Augustus* Jesse Bowie, b. October 23, 1815 ; m. Helen 


44 V Thomas* Hamii^ton Bowie, Jr., b. 1818; m. Mary E. 

VI Sarah* Ci,Ementine Bowie, b. 1819; m. June 26, 1838, 
George D'Olier Gowan, a wealthy banker of lyondon, 
England. He was born in 1815, and was the son of 
Philip D'Olier Gowan, of Ireland. 
Issue : 

1 Phiup* Hamilton Gowan, b. 1839. 

2 EUZABETH® Hyde Gowan, b. December, 1840. 

3 Cecelia* Gowan, b. July, 1842. 

4 James* William Hyde Ray Gowan, b. March, 1844. 

5 Helen* Jane Gowan, b. May 31, 1846. 

6 Bowie* Campbell Gowan, b. July 30, 1848. When 

on a visit to his American relatives (1870), married 
his cousin, L,elia Davidson. A Maryland cousin has 
a photograph of Bowie Gowan taken in court dress, 
showing a rather strong, handsome face. 

Xo. ^ft. 

Allen" Bowie, (Capt. Fielder^ Bowie. Allen^ 
Bowie, Sr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) eldest son of Capt Fielder 


Bowie and his wife, Elizabeth (Eversfield) Bowie, was born 
in Nottingham about 1768, and received from his father 
" Leith " or " Half Pone," containing four hundred acres, 
on the Patuxent River. On it was erected a large brick 
house, which still withstands the ravages of time. In 
1 791 young Allen married Sarah Chew, who was born 
July II, 1770, and was the daughter of William Chew and 
his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Reynolds. Wil- 
liam Chew was a son of Samuel and Sarah (Lock) Chew, 
and a half-brother of Philemon lyloyd Chew, who married 
Ann, sister of Gov. Robert Bowie. 

Allen Bowie was appointed administrator of his father's 
estate in 1794, but died in April, 1795, and his brother 
Thomas became the administrator for both father and son. 
An inventory of Allen Bowie's property shows him to 
have been quite wealthy, though so young. Besides 
his landed estate, and paying debts of more than 
three thousand dollars, the personalty remaining was 
upward of six thousand dollars. Among the items 
of his indebtedness was one of twenty-five dollars, rep- 
resenting his subscription to the salary of the Rev. 
Andrew McCormick for teaching school in Nottingham. 
He is buried at " Brookridge," and his brother, Eversfield 
Bowie, was appointed guardian of his infant son. His 
widow became the wife of Beverly R. Grayson, by whom 
she had one son, Thomas Grayson, who went with his 
parents to Mississippi, where Mr. Grayson died, and Mrs. 
Grayson, marrying a third time, became the wife of Dr. 
Frisbie Freeland, by whom she had no children, and died 
September 10, 1843. 

The issue of Allen Bowie and his wife, Sarah (Chew) Bowie, was : 

45 I Fielder^ Bowie, Jr., b. January 25, 1792; d. May 13, 1866; 
was three times married. 


IVo. 23. 

Thoniais^ Contee Bowie, (Capt. Fielder^ Bowie. 
Allen^ Bowie, Sr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) second son of 
Capt. Fielder Bowie and his wife, Elizabeth Clagett 
(Eversfield) Bowie, was born in Nottingham, Prince 
George's County, Maryland, in 1771, and was educated 
at Charlotte Hall and in Baltimore. He received from 
his father a farm near Queen Anne, which the latter had 
inherited from Allen Bowie, Sr., and there he resided for 
a number of years prior to his marriage in February, 1801, 
to his third cousin, Mary Mackall Wootton, widow of 
Turner Wootton, and oldest daughter of Gov. Robert 
Bowie. The cousins had grown up together in Notting- 
ham, and young Bowie early lost his heart with his fair 
relative, who is said to have been one of the beauties of 
her day. She at that time preferred Mr. Wootton, a 
talented and wealthy Prince Georgian, living near Queen 
Anne, at his ancestral home, " Essington," and married 
him in 1794. After achieving an enviable reputation in 
the State Legislature, Mr. Wootton died in 1797, leaving 
his widow with one child, William Turner Wootton, 
named for his grandfather. Thomas Contee Bowie had 
not outlived his early attachment, and, after the death of 
Mr. Wootton, again offered his hand. Some of his 
impassioned love letters (in the possession of his descend- 
ants long years after his death) proved him an eloquent 
suitor. He was rewarded for his patience and persever- 
ance by winning the hand of the beautiful widow four 
years after her first husband's death. Thus was brought 
into one two straight lines of descent from John Bowie, 
Sr. Thomas C. Bowie was named in honor of his father's 
old friend and partner. Col. Thomas Contee, of " Brooke- 
field," and is described as a man of splendid physique, 
remarkably handsome, possessing unusual muscular 
strength and mental energy. He inherited the family 
love of politics and was a frequent and eloquent speaker 


on the hustings. Some of his speeches, preserved by the 
family, ably present his views in clear, vigorous lan- 
guage, indicating considerable talent, and, further, that he 
was a candidate for office, but his election is not shown. 
He is said to have been a man of quick temper, determined 
will, and prompt to adjust a difficulty without resort to 

Thomas Coiitee Bowie. 

the courts. As illustrative of this trait, an advertisement 
which he inserted in the Annapolis Gazette of February 
13, 1806, is of interest. He offered twenty-five dollars 
for the return of a runaway servant boy, and added, " I 
have good reason for believing the Negro has been enticed 
away and is being harbored by a very disreputable person; 


I will, therefore, give an additional fifty dollars for such 
information as will enable nie to justify my feelings by 
inflicting proper punishment upon that dishonorable 
scoundrel." Upon the death of his brother, Allen, he was 
made administrator of the estates of his father and brother, 

Mrs. Thomas Contee Bowie. 

and was bonded by his uncle. Dr. John F. Bowie, and Gov. 
Robert Bowie, his father-in-law. 

After his marriage he resided at " Essington " during 
the minority of his stepson, for whom he was appointed 
guardian. He died suddenly April, 18 13, in the prime 
of life and was buried at " Essington." That he was a 
good business man is shown by the settlement of his estate. 


the personalty being appraised at twenty thousand dollars, 
■while the real estate was undoubtedly worth more than 
double that amount. 

After his death his widow, or " Mrs. Polly Bowie," as 
she was called, built the fine brick dwelling still known 
as " Bowieville," on a plantation near Queen Anne, which 
she received from her father. It is now owned by Mr. 
Jerry Berry. She is represented as a woman possessing 
masculine business capacity and energy, managing her 
large plantation with the utmost skill and success after 
her husband's death. She died, after a short illness, July 
31, 1825, aged forty-nine, and was interred between her 
two husbands at " Essington." 

The portrait of Thomas C. Bowie, now in the possession 
of a granddaughter, was taken when he was about twenty- 
five, and shows him in a powdered wig, with red waist- 
coat and the usual high collar and stock. That of Mrs. 
Bowie was painted by Peel, and shows her in a widow's 
cap. A copy of this painting was made for her son, Dr. 
Allen T. Bowie, and hung upon the walls of his elegant 
house in Louisiana, when burned by Sherman's army. 
The painting was rescued after it had been nmtilated by 
the bayonets of the soldiers, as is shown in the photo- 
graphic copy for this work. The stab under the eye is 
especially noticeable, but does not detract from the won- 
derfully sweet expression. 

Issue : 

'^ 46 I Mary^ Mackall Bowie, b. December, 1801 ; m. 1818 Hon. 
y^ Reverdy Johnson. 

II Camh,la^ Bowie, b. February 25, 1803; m. November 29, 
1825, Thomas Somervell, of Annapolis, Maryland. Died 
without issue. 
47 III Robert^ Bowie, b. April 4, 1804 ; twice married ; d. x88i. 
IV Emily^ Contee Bowie, b. May 3, 1805 ; m. 1823 to Richard 
A. C. Magruder, residing near Fort Washington, Mary- 
land. She outlived her husband many years, and died 
in Washington, D. C.July, 1895; is buried in Congres- 
sional Cemetery. 


Issue : 

1 Anne* Magruder, single. 

2 Enoch* Magruder, died in early manhood ; single. 

3 Marion* Magruder, m. Piefer. 

4 Emily* Magruder, m. Mr. Ferris. 

5 Richard* Magruder, m. Miss Barrel ; left two child- 


6 Victoria* Magruder, m. Dr. Roberts. 

7 Roberta* Magruder, m. Mr. Thomson. 
Issue : 

I Rev. Enoch' Magruder Thomson. 

8 Helen* Magruder, single. 

Matilda^ Elizabeth Bowie, b. March lo, 1807 ; m. Sep- 
tember 22, 1832, to William Saunders Green, of Annapo- 
lis, a widower with several grown children. Mrs. Green 
was a remarkably beautiful woman, and died July 29, 

1 Mary* Mackall Bowie Green, b. February i, 1834; 

m. December 21, 1854, Nicholas Hammond, b. March 
29, 1824, of English parents, lived in Annapolis and 
died September, 1868. His widow lives in Balti- 
more with her son. 
Issue : 

1 Nicholas" Hammond, Jr., b. January 21, 1867 ; d. 

December 16, 1868. 

2 William" Saunders Hammond, b. August 2, 1868. 

2 Alice* Bowie Green, b. May 10, 1839 ; m. October 

19, 1865, Kenelhm Ripley Robbins, United States 
Army, b. May 10, 1838, at Plymouth, Massachusetts. 
He died February 27, 1870, and she November 27, 
Issue : 

I Matilda" Bowie Robbins, b. August 31, 1868, at 
Copper Hill, Michigan. 

3 Fannie* Nicholas Green, b. March 14, 1841 ; m. 

April, 1873, to Hamilton Tillard Smith, of Baltimore, 
b. April 24, 1836 ; he died May 28, 1881. 
Issue : 

1 Fannie" Nicholas Smith, b. January 25, 1874. 

2 Gordon' Green Smith, b. May 17, 1875. 

3 Gordon" Hamilton Smith, b. December 19, 1876. 

4 Gordon* Winslow Green, b. February 6, 1844 ; m. 

November 18, 1873, to Mary Rosalie Stewart, who 
was born September 27, 1846. 
Issue : 
I William" Saunders Green, b. September 7, 
1874 ; d. April 16, 1889. 


2 Charles' Reverdy Green, b. February 15, 1878. 

3 Joseph" Melvin Green, b. November 29, 1879. 

4 Marie' Angela Green, b. September 2, 1882. 

5 Frederick' Green, b. 1884. 

6 Thomas' Opie Green, b. December 2, 1886. 

48 VI Gen. Thomas^ Fielder Bowie, b. April 7, 1808 ; d. October 
31, 1869. 
VII John^ T. Bowie, b. April 16, 1809; d. 1840, at Grand Gulf, 
Mississippi, unmarried. Received a collegiate education, 
studied law, and began practice in Marlborough, but 
later removed to Natchez, where he continued his pro- 
fession. Had red hair and its usual accompaniment, an 
impulsive disposition. Was a fluent speaker, and took 
an active part in various political campaigns. Shortly 
after removing to the South he became involved in a 
difficulty with Colonel Nicholson, a noted duelist. The 
latter inflicted a severe wound with a dirk upon young 
Bowie, who, however, disarmed his adversary, though 
Bowie, when attacked, was unarmed. A challenge re- 
sulted from this rencontre. John Bowie selected bowie- 
knives and a spot on the opposite side of the Mississippi 
River where they could not be disturbed. His seconds 
were John T. Moore and the distinguished Col. Rezin 
P. Bowie, inventor of the bowie-knife, and a brother of 
James Bowie, a hero of the Alamo. At the last moment 
Nicholson refused to fight unless pistols were used, he 
being an unerring shot. Rezin P. Bowie refused the 
conditions for his principal, who was entitled toa choice 
of weapons. A delaj^ ensued, and Colonel Nicholson 
left for the North. A card was published in the Natchez 
Courier, signed by John T. Bowie, together with state- 
ments from Col. Rezin P. Bowie and Mr. Moore, severely 
scoring Nicholson for his alleged cowardice in first 
attacking an unarmed man and then refusing to meet 
him on equal terms with proper weapons. Some time 
after this occurrence, John T. Bowie had a disagreement 
with a lawyer by the name of Brown, who had been his 
partner, and Brown fired upon him, but was knocked 
down, doing no harm. Friends separated them, but 
both men armed themselves, and when, a day or two 
later, they met on the street, both "drew" and Brown 
was killed. A trial resulted. Bowie was defended by 
his friend, Sargent S. Prentis, the famous lawyer, and 
acquitted without the jury leaving the room. The ver- 
dict was so popular that the audience carried the defend- 
ant off on their shoulders. He also had a duel with 
Governor Allen, of Louisiana, the latter being wounded. 


It was fought with shotguns on the banks of the Miss- 
issippi, opposite Natchez. 
VIII George'^ Washington Bowie, b. April 4, 1811. Like his 
brothers, he was sent to college, and later admitted to 
the bar in Upper Marlborough, where he practiced law 
for a few years. He is described as a man of marked 
ability, but indolent ; cared more for stump-speaking and 
politics than for his profession. When war was declared 
against Mexico he went to Baltimore ; enlisted June 8, 
1846, in Company B, Watson's Regiment of Maryland 
Volunteers. Served throughout the struggle, and 
made a gallant record for bravery in the various bloody 
battles of that campaign. His comrades relate, that on 
one occasion, when the Americans had been repulsed, 
George Bowie, instead of retreating with his company, 
sat down on a rock between the two lines, remarking 
he would wait for the regiment to reform and charge 
again, and thus save walking. This he did, and he 
rejoined them in the second charge, which was success- 
ful. The men said he was too lazy to run, caring less 
for the enemy's bullets. Was mustered out at the end 
of the war while ill in a hospital in New Orleans. In 185 1 
was granted, by the War Department, order for certain 
bounty land bestowed by the Government upon veter- 
ans. He never returned to Maryland, and his death was 
reported to his family, from Texas, a few years later. 
Was unmarried, 
49 IX Dr. Ai.i.en'^ Thomas Bowie, b. August 24, 1813 ; m. Matilda 
J. Routh. 


liVootton. This has been a well-known Maryland family for 
many generations. The records show that in 17 13 William Turner 
Wootton was appointed High Sheriff for Prince George's County. 
His son, William Turner Wootton, was a large land-owner, and his 
son. Turner Wootton, was a prominent man during the Revolutionary 
period. After the war served several times in the Legislature. He 
is said to have been a man of talents and large means. In 1794 he 
married Mary Mackall Bowie, daughter of Robert Bowie, governor, 
and died in 1796, leaving one child, viz : 

William Turner IVootton, born in 1795. Graduated at 
St. John's College, Annapolis, before he reached his majority. He 
early entered the political arena, and was repeatedly elected to the 


Legislature by the Whigs. We find him in the lower House in 1821, 
1822, 1823, and in 1824. In the latter year he was commissioned by 
the governor a major of militia. In 1830 to 1840 he was in the 
State Senate. In 1839 was chairman of a committee appointed to 
examine into alleged misappropriation of public funds and expendi- 
ture accounts of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and Chesapeake 
& Ohio Canal. The Democrats charged the Whigs with having 
accepted bribes for voting in favor of these corporations. The 
report of the committee was, in some way, lost or stolen, and the 
Democrats charged the Whigs with suppressing it in order to conceal 
their misdeeds. The Baltimore Post, a Democratic organ, in speak- 
ing of the matter, said : " Colonel Wootton, though a Whig, is, him- 
self, above suspicion, and becoming disgusted at the corruption of his 
party associates refused to further act with the committee." 
Colonel Wootton was later Secretary of State under Governor 
Pratt, and was nominated for Congress, though defeated. He 
was also a candidate for governor, but his uncle, Robert W. Bowie, 
and his half-brother. Gen. Thomas F. Bowie, both aspired for the 
nomination at the same time, and the rivalry of the three relatives 
insured the defeat of all. In the will of Gov. Robert Bowie he de- 
vised "fifty guineas, and a lock of my hair, with my love, to my 
grandson, William T. Wootton." Colonel Wootton married, 1819, 
Margaret Hall, daughter of Francis Hall, and died 1850. 


I Mary Wootton, m. Benjamin MuUikin. 

Issue, one son : 

I Oden Mullikin, d. single. 

II Francis Hall Wootton, a young man of brilliant promise ; 

was appointed Governor of Utah Territory ; entered the 
Confederate Army, and was killed at the battle of Fred- 
ericksburg ; single. 

III Elizabeth Wootton, d. single. 

IV William Wootton. Entered the Confederate Army and 

fell at the battle of Winchester, Virginia ; single. 

V CoL. Richard Wootton, m. Elsie Contee, daughter of 

Capt. John Contee, United States Navy. Resides in 
Issue : 

1 William H. Wootton. 

2 Richard Wootton. 

3 Cora Wootton. 

4 Elsie Wootton. 


Xo. 24. 

€apt. Eversfield^ Bowie, (Capt. Fielder^ Bowie. 
Allen^ Bowie, Sr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) third son of Capt. 
Fielder Bowie and his wife, Elizabeth Clagett (Eversfield) 
Bowie, was born at his parents' home in Nottingham, 
Prince George's County, Maryland, about 1773-4. In- 
herited a farm called " Essex Lodge " near the one owned 
by his brother, Allen, called " Leith," about two miles 
from Nottingham. The court records show he bought 
several other tracts of land and owned a large property. 
He also acquired real estate in the District of Columbia ; 
established there brick kilns and furnished material for 
the new city of Washington. He owned several houses 
in that city ; one of them, a large dwelling on F Street, 
N. W., near Nineteenth Street, is owned and occupied 
by his granddaughter, Mrs. Edwards. Eversfield Bowie, 
in 1804, married his second cousin, Elizabeth Bowie Lane, 
born August 10, 1780. She was the daughter of Capt. 

Lane and his wife, Barbara Eversfield, who was the 

widow of her cousin, John Eversfield No. 3, and the 
daughter of Benjamin Brooke, Jr., and his wife, Mary 
Eversfield, daughter of Rev. John Eversfield. Barbara 
Brooke was born May 6, 1757, and was the great grand- 
daughter of Col. Thomas Brooke, of Brookefield, also of 
John Bowie, Sr. (See Brooke and Eversfield records, 
and Article No. 3, Eleanor Bowie.) 

Eversfield Bowie was elected captain of a cavalry com- 
pany organized in Nottingham and noted for its splendid 
equipment. Among the general orders issued by the 
governor in 1807 was one directing that " Capt. Evers- 
field Bowie's select company of cavalry be attached to the 
Seventeenth Regiment of State Militia." This company 
took part in the War of 181 2-14. The mounted troops 
of Prince George's are especially mentioned in a series of 
letters written by an English officer, who was with the in- 
vading army, and he describes with enthusiasm their fine 


appearance and splendid horsemanship. The sword worn 
by Captain Bowie is said to have been the property of both 
his father and grandfather, and is now owned by Dr. H. 
S. Bowie, a grandson of Eversfield Bowie. It is a light 
cavalry sword, with ivory hilt and brass scabbard, of the 

Coiiiiiiodore William I>. Porter. 

type made in France during the era just prior to the 
American Revolution. It has cut on its scabbard " A. B.," 
the initials of Eversfield Bowie's grandfather. The Not- 
tingham company was long the pride of the little town 
and its vicinity, and, after the death of Captain Bowie, 
was commanded by his nephew, Fielder Bowie, who had 


been the ward of the former, after the death in 1795 of 
Fielder's father. 

Eversfield Bowie died in March, 18 15, having con- 
tracted pneumonia in consequence of exposure during a 
windy day when he rode to Washington on horseback 
with his little son behind him. He died in that city and 
was buried at Rock Creek Church. December 4, 181 7, 
his widow married Capt. George Beale, who, by a former 
wife, had two sons, Robert and George. The latter was 
the father of the late Gen. Edward F. Beale, United States 
Army, and the grandfather of the present Truxton Beale, 
of Washington. 

The issue of Eversfield Bowie and his wife, Elizabeth, was : 

50 I Allen^ Perrie Bowie, b. March 6, 1807 ; m. Melvina 
Harper Berry. 
II JOHN^ Eversfield Bowie, b. August 12, 1813. Traveled 
many years ; returned home about 1870, and then went 
West, where he died unmarried. A miniature, taken 
of him in early life, shows a handsome face with blue 
eyes and curly hair. 
The issue of Mrs. Eversfield Bowie by her second husband, George 
Beale, was two children ; one died young. The other was : 
I Elizabeth Anne Beale, m. Commodore W. D. Porter, of 
the United States Navy, son of Commodore David Porter, 
and a brother of Admiral David D. Porter. 
Issue : 

1 William D. Porter, m. Mary Gillam, of Virginia. 

2 Edna Dixon Porter, m. Gen. John D. Imboden, 

Confederate States Army. 

3 Mohena Tuscarora Porter. 

No. 25. 

Maj. John^ Fraser Bowie, (Capt. Fielder^ 
Bowie. Ali.en^ Bowie, Sr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) young- 
est son of Capt. Fielder Bowie and his wife, Elizabeth 
(Eversfield) Bowie, was born about 1781 in Nottingham, 


Prince George's County, Maryland. He was named for 
his father's half-brother, Dr. John F. Bowie, and before 
he entered the army was known as, "John F. Bowie, Jr." 

In August, 1805, while on a visit to his uncle, who 
lived near Piscataway, a grand ball was given in the 
village, and young Bowie, with his sister, Elizabeth (later 
Mrs. Joe Howard), attended the entertainment, as did 
also a young man, who lived in the neighborhood, by the 
name of Lyles, who is said to have been an admirer of 
Miss Bowie. 

During the evening this young man, stung by some 
fancied coldness on the part of the young lady, or else 
jealous of some other admirer, made a retort to one of her 
witticisms, which gave offense. The remark, greatly 
exaggerated, was, by a third person, repeated to her 
brother, who, possessing a quick, fiery disposition, 
promptly slapped Mr. Lyles' face. A mutual friend 
interposed and assured Bowie that Lyles had been mis- 
represented, whereupon, the former, generous as impulsive, 
at once offered his hand and an apology. Lyles was 
inclined to accept the "amende honorable," but his father, 
a peppery old man, urged his son to demand "satisfac- 
tion." A challenge followed. In those days no gentle- 
man could refuse to meet his adversary on the " field of 
honor" and retain social recognition. Early on the 
morning after the ball, while a heavy fog was rising from 
the Potomac, the little party, consisting of " principals 
and seconds," pushed out from the Maryland shore and 
rowed to a point on the Virginia side, a few miles south 
of Alexandria. Old Mr. Lyles, whose house stood on a 
bluff overlooking the river, sat on his porch with a num- 
ber of friends, watching for the signal, which he had arranged 
should be given if his son was victorious. They expected 
to celebrate a certain victory, as young Lyles was said to 
be a "crack shot." The father was destined to disap- 
pointment, as a red flag was soon displayed, that being 
the concerted signal if Lyles should fall. 


The following is an extract from the Alexandria Gazette : 

"Alexandria, Va., August 8, iSoj. — It is with regret we announce 
the sacrifice of another victim at the shrine of the sanguinary prac- 
tice of dueling. Yesterday morning at six o'clock, a duel was fought 
between Mr. John F. Bowie and Mr. Enoch M. Lyles, of Piscataway, 
Maryland, at Johnson's spring, six miles from this town, on the 
Virginia side of the Potomac River. They exchanged shots at but 
^/teen /eet distance ; when, unfortunately, Mr. Lyles received his 
antagonist's ball a little below the right breast ; it penetrated his 
liver, and he expired a few minutes past eleven o'clock yesterday." 

Old Mr. Lyles' anguish may be partly imagined from 
the inscription he had placed on his son's tombstone in 
the Broad Creek Churchyard, which may yet be seen 
there. It reads : 


Died, 7th August, 1805, aged 26. 

Go thou, my son, obey the call of Heaven. 
Thy sins, my son, we trust they are forgiven. 
Yet Oh, what hand can paint thy parents' woe ; 
God, only, can punish the hand that gave the blow. 

After this tragic affair, young Bowie decided to enter 
the army, and a letter is on file at the War Department, 
addressed to the Secretary, as follows ; 

"Warburn, near Piscataway, Md., 

" December 24, 1805. 

" The bearer of this, Mr. John F. Bowie, Jr., is anxiously solicitous 
to enter the military service of our country. For his respectable and 
extended family connections in our country, as well as for his own 
name and station in it, I cheerfully acquiesce in giving him this 
line of commendation and recommendation to you. 

"(Signed) Thomas DiGGES." 

The official records show that on March 6, 1806, John 
F. Bowie was appointed first ensign, United States Infan- 
try, First Regiment, and, on March 4, 1807, he was pro- 
moted to second lieutenant. On May i, 1808, he resigned 
his commission and settled in Mississippi. November 13, 
18 1 3, the records further show he was commissioned 
adjutant in Colonel Nixon's regiment of Mississippi Vol- 


unteers of the War of 1812-14. April 14, 1814, was 
ordered to Pierce's Stockade. October i, 18 14, he was 
promoted to major in Hind's battalion of cavalry, and 
mustered out of service in 1815. He is said to have par- 
ticipated in the battle of New Orleans. While in the 
regular army he was married to Mary Calvert, about 1807. 
She, her brother Joseph, and sister Fannie (descendants 
of the distinguished family of that name, whose ancestors, 
the Lords Baltimore, were the original proprietors of 
Maryland), emigrated from the latter State to Mississippi, 
where young Bowie met them. After resigning from the 
regulars in 1808, he settled in Yazoo County, Mississippi, 
and became a cotton planter, later moved to Lawrence 
County, and finally, after the war with England, went to 
Washington, Adams County, Mississippi. His wife, 
Mary, died in 1813, and he married again in 1814; his 
second wife being a widow, Mrs. Beauford, whose maiden 
name was Phoebe Cochrane. His death occurred at 
Washington, Mississippi, May 6, 1823, and his widow 
survived him until 1865. The sister and brother of his 
first wife never married, and finally removed to Texas. 
Mr. Calvert was quite wealthy and devised considerable 
property to his nephews. 

Issue of Maj. J. F. Bowie by his first wife : 

I Ai,LEN^ Bowie, b. 1808 ; m. the daughter of Joe Davis, near 

Natchez, and removed with his family to Texas. Issue 

II JOHN^ Fraser Bov^^ie, Jr., d. in infancy. 

III MuMFORD^ Bowie, settled in Texas, became quite wealthy, 

and died single. 
51 IV Frederick'' Joseph Bowie, b. 1812 ; m. Charlotte Miller; 

d. 1887. 
Major Bowie's issue by second wife : 

I Frances^ Bowie, d. young. 

II EwzABETH^ Anne Bowie, b. January 21, 1818; m. April 22, 

1834, to Thomas M. Dawson, of Washington, Mississippi ; 
d. June 22, 1893. 
Issue : 
I Harriet^ Matii<da Dawson, d. in infancy. 


2 Catherine" Thomas Dawson, b. July 14, 1837 ; m. 
May 5, 1857, Frederick Caswell and removed to 
Akron, Ohio ; she died May 14, 1S98. 
Issue : 

1 Edward" Walker Caswell. 

2 Olivia' Elizabeth Caswell. 

3 Katherine" Brown Caswell. 

4 Henrietta" Jane Caswell. 

5 Cornelia" Beebe Caswell. 

Wb. 26. 

•William* Bowie " of Walter," (Walter^ Bowie, 
Sr. William- Bow^ie, Sr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) eldest 
son of Walter Bowie, Sr., and his wife, Mary (Brookes) 
Bowie, was born at " Locust Grove," Prince George's 
County, Maryland, January 29, 1776. He inherited a 
large property from his father, and administered on 
the latter's estate. He is described as a man of sound 
judgment and business capacity. Was the only one of 
his direct line who did not actively engage in politics, 
though he evidently took an interest in them, as is shown 
by the governor appointing him a justice of the peace in 
1808-10 and 1 81 2 ; also a member of the Levy Court in 
1820, At a convention held in Marlborough in 1825, 
Dr. Joseph Kent (then governor) presiding, William Bowie 
was selected as a delegate to represent his county at a 
State convention to convene in Baltimore for the purpose 
of considering plans for chartering the Chesapeake and 
Ohio Canal. He was always a Democrat, and an attend- 
ant of the Episcopal Church. 

On December 14, 1802, he married Kitty Beans Duck- 
ett, the only child of Baruch Duckett and his wife, Mary 
Beans. She was born December 4, 1783, and her parents 
were married January 11, 1783. Mary Beans was the 
daughter of William Beans, Jr., and his wife, Mary Bowie, 


daughter of John Bowie, Sr., William Bowie's great grand- 
father. (See Article No. 7.) William Beans, Jr., executed 
a will in 1801, and devised "to my granddaughter, Kitty 
Duckett, the gold ring which I gave her grandmother, 
Mary Beans." Baruch Duckett, father of Kitty (Duckett) 
Bowie, was born in 1745, and was the son of Richard 
Duckett, Jr., and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Baruch 
Williams. Richard Duckett, Jr., was born in 1705, and was 
the son of Richard Duckett, Sr., and his wife. Charity Boyd, 
who were married in 1698. Baruch Duckett had several 
brothers; the eldest, Richard, married, in 1758, Martha 
Waring ; Thomas married Priscilla Bowie, daughter of 
Allen Bowie, Sr., and Isaac Duckett, who, late in life, 
married Margaret Bowie, a sister of William Bowie "of 
Walter." Isaac and Margaret (Bowie) Duckett were the 
parents of the first wife of Lieut. John Contee. Baruch 
Duckett served as second lieutenant in Capt. Basil War- 
ing's company during the Revolutionary War. He was 
a very large land-owner, and lived at •' Fairview," which 
he devised to his son-in-law, William Bowie, during life, 
and at his death, to the latter's children. He died sud- 
denly, while sitting in his chair at " Fairview," October 
2, 1810, His will was witnessed by his brother, Isaac 
Duckett, his nephew, Basil Duckett, and Thomas Contee 
Bowie. It provided that his son-in-law and the latter's 
children should have " Fairview " as long as they did not 
cut down certain trees standing near the house, " but if 
the said Bowie, or any of his children, should fell the 
trees, then the property shall go to my brother, Isaac 
Duckett." Another valuable plantation, with its stock 
and Negroes, was left to his grandson, William D. Bowie. 
William Bowie resided at " Fairview " after his marriage 
to Kitty Duckett, who died August 11, 1819. On March 
27, 1822, he married, secondly, Anne Duckett MuUikin, 
who was born March 23, 1788. She was the daughter of 
Belt MuUikin and his wife, Mary Duckett, who died 
December 18, 1821, aged sixty-nine, being twenty-seven 


years younger than her husband, who was born February 
8, 1725, and was the son of James Mullikin and his wife, 
Charity Belt. William Bowie died September 10, 1826, 
from an attack of acute bilious colic. He executed a 
will the day before his death amply providing for each 
child. His widow, some years later, became the wife of 
Dr. Charles G. Worthington, of Howard County, and died 
January 23, 1871. She is buried at " Fairview," where 
are also interred her husband, her parents, and the parents 
of William Bowie's first wife ; monuments marking the 
graves of each one. 

Issue of William Bowie and his first wife, Kitty Duckett : 

5S I WII.I.IAM5 Duckett Bowie, b. October 7, 1803 ; twice mar- 
ried ; d. 1873. 

II Mary^ Margaret Bowie, b. October 23, 1806 ; d. June 2, 


III EuzA^ Duckett Bowie, b. October 19, 1809 ; d. April 20, 

1846 ; m. October 7, 1828, Dr. Edmund Brice Addison 
and removed to Baltimore County, where they lived un- 
til her death. Dr. Addison then settled in Alexandria, 
where he died February 14, 1878. He is said to have 
been a man of profound learning and greatly respected. 
He was the eldest son of the distinguished clergyman. 
Rev. Walter Dulaney Addison, and his first wife, Eliza- 
beth D. Hesselius. Rev. Mr. Addison officiated at the 
funeral of General W^ashington, and was the first minister 
ordained by Bishop Claggett. He lived at Oxen Hill, 
Prince George's County, Maryland, and was the son of 
Thomas Addison and his wife, Rebecca Dulaney, daugh- 
ter of Walter Dulaney, of Annapolis, and his wife, Mary 
Grafton. Thomas Addison was the son of John Addison 
and his wife, Susannah Wilkinson. John Addison was 
the son of Col. Thomas Addison, member of the Privy 
Council, and his wife, Elizabeth Tasker. Col. Thomas 
Addison was the only son of Col. John Addison, who 
came to Maryland in 1667 and married Rebecca, widow 
of Thomas Dent and daughter of Rev. William Wilkins. 
Colonel Addison was born in England, and was the son 
of Rev. Launcelot Addison, of " The Hill." He received 
large grants of land ; was an officer of the militia, and a 
member of " The Council." " Oxen Hill," the home of 
the Addisons, was one of the handsomest old residences 


in Maryland and overlooked the Potomac. It was sold 
to Mr. Berry by the Rev. Walter Addison. 
The issue of Dr. Edmund B. Addison and his wife was : 

1 WiLUAM^ Bowie Addison, b. 1829 ; d. 1850 ; single. 

2 Wai^TER*' Dulaney Addison, b. 1831 ; resides in Cali- 


3 Elizabeth'' Hesselius Addison, single. 

4 Edmund* Brice Addison, Jr., b. 1834; m. 1859 Miss 

Crockford, who died in 1896, leaving 
Issue : 

1 Nellie' Crockford Addison, m. Robert Rey- 

Issue : 

1 Edmund* Reynolds. 

2 Caroline* Reynolds. 

3 Robert* Reynolds. 

4 Nellie* Addison Reynolds. 

2 John' Hamilton Addison, m. Christine Henckel. 
Issue : 

I John* Hamilton Addison, Jr. 

3 Walter' Dulaney Addison, m. Virginia Har- 

Issue : 

I Julian* Harrison Addison. 

4 Bessie' Bowie Addison, m. John H. Lyons. 
Issue : 

I Emily* Lyons. 

5 James' Allison Addison, m. Grace Jolliffe. 

6 William' Meade Addison, m. Margaret Jones. 

7 Emily' Addison, single. 

5 John® Addison, b. 1836 ; m. Rebecca Ball ; no issue. 

6 Catherine'' Duckett Addison, single. 

7 Mary® Addison, single. 

.8 Charles" Golden Addison, single ; lives at Spring- 
field, Maryland. 
9 Thomas® Duckett Addison, m. Mary Brockenbor- 
ough Smith. 
Issue : 

1 Dangerfield' Addison. 

2 Bland' Addison. 

IV Walter^ Baruch Bowie, b. September 8, 181 1 ; d. single 
October 11, 1832. He is represented as a handsome 
young man. His death was caused by contracting a 
cold while making a trip to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, on 
horseback. He, and his cousin, John T. Bowie, and their 
body-servants, started for the West, as then known, but, 
upon reaching the Ohio River, turned back, and Walter 
Bowie died shortly after reaching home. 


V KiTTY^ Bowie, b. January ii, 1816; m. 1833 Daniel Clark, 

a talented young planter and member of the Legislature. 
He died, leaving 
Issue : 

1 Daniel" Clark, Jr. A distinguished lawyer ; mem- 

ber of the State Legislature; delegate to Constitu- 
tional Assembly, etc., etc. Married Rachel Pratt, 
daughter of Gov. Thomas G. Pratt. 
Issue, three sons and two daughters : 

1 Adeline'' Clark, single. 

2 Daniel^ Clark, Jr. 

3 Catherine' Clark, m, McKenzie. 

4 Thomas'' Pratt Clark. 

5 William' B. Clark 

2 William" Bowie Clark, m. Martha Forbes ; died 

without issue. 

3 Kitty" Clark, d. at school from cholera, in Burling- 

ton, New Jersey. 
Mrs. Clark's second husband was Thomas Duckett, a 
widower, and son of Judge Allen Bowie Duckett and 
his wife, Miss Howard. 
Issue : 

I Thomas" A. Duckett, m. Lucy Selman. 
Issue : 

1 Lucy' Duckett. 

2 Oden' Bowie Duckett, m. Miss Iselin. 

3 Richard' Duckett. 

4 Kitty' Duckett. 

VI Robert^ Bowie, b. December 23, 1817; d. vSeptember 13, 

The issue of William Bowie by his second wife, Anne Duckett Mul- 
likin, was : 

I Richard^ Duckett Bowie, b. January 27, 1823 ; ■ d. October 
I, 1832. 

Xo. 187. 

Daniel^ Bowie, (Walter^ Bowie, Sr. William^ 
Bowie, Sr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) third son of Hon. Walter 
Bowie, Sr., and his wife, Mary (Brookes) Bowie, was born 
March 7, 1777, at "Locust Grove," near Collington, 
Maryland. Was named for his father's friend and first 


cousin, Capt. Daniel Bowie, who fell at the battle of Long 
Island. Owned a large farm near Collington. About 
1815 he married Fannie R. Lane, a beautiful belle of 
Anne Arundel County. Had but one child, who died 
before his parents. A will was executed by Daniel Bowie, 
who died in 1843, leaving his property to his wife during 
her life, and at her death, to his nephew, Col. William D. 
Bowie. His wife died about 1855 and both are buried 
at " Locust Grove." 

Issue : 

I Walter^ Bowie, b. 1818 ; d. shortly after reaching man- 

Xo. 28. 

Walter^ Bowie, Jr., (Walter^ Bowie, Sr. Wil- 
liam^ Bowie, Sr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) youngest son of 
Walter Bowie, Sr., and his wife, Mary (Brookes) Bowie, 
was born at " Locust Grove," Prince George's County, 
Maryland, in 1785. Inherited his ancestral home and 
passed the life of a " country gentleman " of that period in 
Maryland. In early life he was very delicate, and at the 
age of twenty-seven was still so slight that on order- 
ing his wedding suit (for some reason not finding it con- 
venient to be in Baltimore) he had a friend, who was 
known as the smallest man in Anne Arundel County, go 
to the city and be measured for the outfit. He, however, 
grew to be a man of enormous size, and, on Sundays, 
being always a conscientious member and attendant of 
the Episcopal Church, he found the pew too narrow for 
him, so he was forced to use a large chair close to and 
facing the pulpit. Owing to his occupying this seat so 
long, his friends jokingly named him " Bishop Bowie." 
He is said to have weighed three hundred and fifty pounds, 


and a portrait of hiin, now possessed by his youngest son, 
presents a kindly, amiable face, with a mirth-loving dispo- 
sition. He was never a candidate for office, though the 
governor, for many years, appointed him regularly a jus- 
tice of the peace, and in 1830 a member of the Levy Court 
of the county. He was frequently selected by his neigh- 
bors as their delegate to the various county conventions, 
where, as shown by the local papers, he energetically advoca- 
ted the nomination of those men supported by his district. 
November 30, 181 2, he married Amelia Margaret Weems, 
a daughter of James William Lock Weems and his wife, 
Margaret (Hall) Weems. Another daughter, Margaret 
Weems, married George French, of Frederick County, 
and was the mother of Mrs. Robert Bowie, of " Cedar 
Hill." Mr. Weems was a conspicuous figure of the Revo- 
lutionary era, and died in 1 808. His father was William 
Lock Weems, a wealthy planter of Prince George's 
County, a member of the " Committee of Observation " in 
1770, and one of the earlier judges of the County Court. 
The Weems family claim descent from Lord Wemyss, of 
Scotland, a name illustrious in the early annals of that 
country. In Maryland a number of the descendants of 
these Scottish chiefs have borne an honorable part in the 
history of their State, viz : the two mentioned above ; 
John C. Weems, member of Congress ; Rev. Mason 
Weems, author of the lives of Washington and of Marion ; 
and others of more or less local prominence. 

Walter Bowie died suddenly April 24, 1839, and is 
interred at " Locust Grove." His tombstone bears the 
following inscription : 

"He was the affectionate husband, the fond parent, and the kind 
master ; the good neighbor, generous friend, and worthy citizen. 
He died as he had lived, beloved and esteemed by the many who 
knew of his goodness in the various relations of life." 

Mrs. Bowie was born in 1791, and died January 7, 1852. 
Her husband's high appreciation of her character is shown 


by his will, in which he provides that she shall be execu- 
trix, assisted by her son, Walter ; she to have exclusive 
control of all the land and Negroes during her life, and if 
any child should prove undutiful, said child should be 
debarred from receiving any portion of the estate if the 
mother so decreed. The land was equally divided between 
the two eldest sons, but the latter were required to pay 
appropriate sums of money to the three younger children, 
so that they might inherit a just proportion of the 

Issue : 

53 I Walter^ William Weems Bowie, b. March 30, 1814; m. 

Adeline Snowden. 
II Mary* Margaret Bowie, b. 1819; m. January 12, 1836, 
Dr. Grafton Tyler, of Frederick, Maryland; settled in 
Georgetown, D. C. ; d. July T2, 1876. 
Issue : 

1 Mary"* Tyler, m. W. D. Casin, of Georgetown, D. C. 

2 Grafton** Tyler, m. Eva Horton. 

3 Anna** Tyler, m. Truman Belt. A daughter married 

W. T. Brown of Georgetown, D. C. 

4 Dr. Bowie* Tyler, m. Stansbury. 

5 Susan" Tyler, m. Granville Hyde. 

6 Richard" Tyler, single. 

7 Samuel* Tyler, single. 

54 III Richard* William Weems Bowie, b. May 8, 1823 ; m. 

Elizabeth L,. Waring. 

55 IV Robert* Bowie, b. July 13, 1826 ; m. Julia V. Waring. 

V James* William Lock Weems Bowie, b. December 18, 

1830; graduated in medicine ; d. May 5, 1853; single. 

VI Amelia* Margaret Bowie, b. January 7, 1834 ; d. Novem- 

ber 6, 1837. 

Xo. 29. 

Elizabeth^ Margaret Bowie, (Gov. Robert^ 
Bowie. Capt. William- Bowie. John' Bowie, Sr.) 
second daughter of Gov. Robert Bowie and his wife, Pris- 


cilia (Mackall) Bowie, was born in Nottingham, Prince 
George's County, Maryland, October 4, 1780. In Feb- 
ruary, 1800, she married John Waring, Jr., son of John 
Waring, Sr., of Mount Pleasant, and his wife, Henrietta 
Maria (Hall) Waring. (See Waring Sketch.) The young 
couple lived in Nottingham and at " Mattaponi " during 
the life-time of old Mrs. William Bowie, Mrs. Waring's 
grandmother. During the War of 1 8 1 2-14 John Waring, 
Jr., served in the army of his State, died in 1815, and was 
buried at Mount Pleasant. His father bequeathed to him, 
during life, the large estate consisting of about thirteen 
hundred acres, now known as Bald Eagle, but at his son's 
death it was to go to the latter's only son, John Henry 
Waring. During the war with England, the British 
occupied Nottingham and the surrounding country. 
One of the officers rode to the house of INIrs. Waring and 
asked where her husband was ; she replied, " where he 
and every other brave man should be, in the army of his 
country fighting its invaders." The Englishman raised 
his hat, and, with a bow, replied, " Madam, I honor your 
spirit." He then ordered his men to guard her house, 
and she was treated with great consideration as long as 
they were in the neighborhood. After the death of Mr. 
Waring she resided in Nottingham (having received from 
her father the latter's residence in that village) until long 
after her children were all grown. The dwelling was 
then bought by her brother, Robert W. Bowie, for the 
latter's eldest son. Mrs. Waring died while on a visit to 
her daughter, Mrs. Magruder, in Baltimore, July 3, 1854, 
and is buried in Green Mount Cemetery. A small oil 
painting, taken of her late in life, shows a handsome face 
for one so old. 


I Henrietta^ Prisciixa Waring, b. December 4, 1800; m. 
1st, Benjamin Oden, Jr., by whom there was no issue ; 2d, 
on November 6, 1827, Walter B. C. Worthington, of Not- 
tingham. (See Worthington Sketch.) Her eldest 


daughter, Elizabeth, married Thomas F. Bowie, Jr. 
(See Article No. 67.) 
II EuzA'^ Waring, b. July 8, 1802 ; m. April 4, 1820, John 
Reed Magruder the 3d. Resided for a number of years 
near Marlborough, and then removed to Baltimore, 
where Mr. Magruder died, August 19, 1854. He was 
born October 22, 1796, and was a son of John Reed 
Magruder, Jr. The first of his name in Maryland was : 

Alexander Magruder, who emigrated from Scotland 
about 1655 and died 1680. His third son, James Magru- 
der, Sr., was the father of James Magruder, Jr., born 
January 16, 1699 ; married May 15, 1720, Barbara 
Combs, who was born in 1704. He died 1777 and his 
wife 1799. Their eldest son, James, married Mary 
Bowie, daughter of John Bowie, Jr. ; a younger son, John 
Reed Magruder, Sr., born June 17, 1736, died September 
24, 181 1, married January 14, 1772, Barbara Contee, 
daughter of Alexander Contee and Jane Brooke. John 
Reed Magruder, Jr., was born October 23, 1772 ; married 
September 14, 1794, Amelia Hall; died December 23, 
1830. Their son, John Reed Magruder the 3d, married 
Eliza Waring, as above shown. His widow is yet living 
at the age of ninety-six and her mind is bright and vig- 

Issue : 

1 John** Reed Magruder the 4th, b. Janiiary 7, 1821 ; 

m. Hannah Maria Levering, who died leaving one 
child : 

I Elizabeth' Magruder, m. Thomas Clark, of 
Baltimore. No living issue. 

2 Richard" Hall Magruder, b. January 4, 1828 ; d. 

• February 2, 1872 ; single. 

3 Elizabeth" Margaret Magruder, b. April 22, 1831; 

m. 1st Dr. vSylvanus Mills, 2d Mr. Slothower, 3d 
Mr. Reese. No issue. 

4 Amelia" Hall Magruder, b. September 30, 1834; d. 

January, 1898 ; single. 

5 Robert" Bowie Magruder, b. March, 1836 ; m. ist 

Miss Wise, 2d Alice Wilson. 
Issue by first wife : 

1 Ida^ Magruder, m. Linwood Collins. 
Issue : 

1 Marganetta^ Collins. 

2 Elizabeth^ M. Collins. 

2 Robert^ Bowie Magruder, Jr., m. Louisa Rob- 

Issue by second wife : 
I Alice" Magruder. 


6 Francis* Hall Magruder, b. November 29, 1839 ; d. 

III Mary^ Mackali, Waring, b. 1804 ; d. 1850 ; single. 

IV Robert^ Bowie Waring, b. 1806 ; d. in infancy. 

V JOHN^ Henry Waring, b. March, 1809; m. Julia Maria 

Worthington ; d. 1871. (See Waring Sketch for issue.) 

Wo. 30. 

Margaret* Anne Bo^vie, (Gov. Robert-^ Bowie. 
Capt. William- Bowie. John^ Bowie, Sr.) third, and 
youngest, daughter of Gov. Robert Bowie and his wife, 
Priscilla (Mackall) Bowie, was born in Nottingham, 
Prince George's County, Maryland, about 1783. Decem- 
ber 25, 1804, she was married at the Executive Mansion, 
in Annapolis, Maryland, to Dr. Reverdy Ghiselin, the 
Rev. Mr. Duke officiating. 

Dr. Ghiselin was an eminent physician of Annapolis, 
where he was born about 1765. For many years he had 
charge of the Land Office, succeeding his father in that 
position, and was also several times a member of the Gov- 
ernor's Council, serving twice in that capacity when 
Robert Bowie was the chief executive. He w-as finely 
educated, and during the French Revolution was a stu- 
dent of medicine in Paris. 

He had been married earlier in life, but had no children 
by his first wife. For a year or so after his marriage he 
resided with his father-in-law in the go\'ernor's mansion, 
the present library building of the Naval Academy, An- 
napolis. During the War of 181 2-14 he acted as a sur- 
geon in the army, and then, acquiring " Brookefield," the 
former residence of Thomas Contee, removed his family 
to that plantation, near Nottingham, where he died in 
1823 and was buried a short distance from the house. 
His widow survived him until 1850, and died, while visit- 
ing her daughter^ Mrs. Thomas S. Alexander, in Balti- 


more, but her remains were brought home and she is 
interred by the side of her husband. 

Dr. Ghiselin was descended from an old Huguenot family 
which came to Maryland during the Seventeenth Century. 
Tradition has it that they were descendants of the Cheva- 
lier DuGuesclin. The first of whom we have direct an- 
cestral record is Caesar Ghiselin, whose name appears as 
a resident of Annapolis in 1695, and he died there in 
1721. His son, William Ghiselin, married, on June 9, 
1726, Naomi, daughter of INIary and Richard Lusby, Sr. ; 
she died in August, 1742. Their son, Reverdy Ghiselin, 
Sr., was born July 13, 1727, and for a great many years 
was in charge of the State Land Office. He it was who 
systematized the manner of preserving tlie conveyances of 
land still followed. He, doubtless, was no longer young 

when he married Mary (maiden name unknown) 

and became the father of several children. His eldest 
daughter, Deborah, married Hon. John Johnson, and was 
the mother of Hon. John Johnson, Jr., Chancellor of 
Maryland, and of Reverdy Johnson, United States Senator, 
Minister to the Court of St. James, etc. (See Article 46, 
Mary M. Bowie.) Mrs. INIary Ghiselin survived her hus- 
band a number of years, and died in 181 1. She made a 
will in 1808, and in it devised considerable property, con- 
sisting of bonds and real estate, to her children and grand- 

The issue of Dr. Reverdy Ghiselin and his wife, Margaret Anne 
Bowie, was: 

I Maj. Robert* Ghisewn, b. 1805. Inherited" Brookefield," 
where he resided many years. He married Mary 
Elizabeth Lansdale, a sister of the wife of his uncle, 
Robert W. Bowie, and daughter of Isaac Lansdale and 
his wife, Catherine Brooke. Major Ghiselin died July 
27, 1853, and his wife August 20, 1854. Both are buried 
at St. Thomas' Church, Croom, Maryland. 
Issue : 

I Dr. James" T. Ghisei-IN. Sen-ed through the Civil 
War as chief of General Sheridan's medical corps, 


and was several times promoted for gallant conduct. 
He died in California in 1896 ; single. 

2 Rosalie" Ghiselin, m. Dr. Frederick Sasscer, of 

Upper Marlborough, a son of Zadock Sasscer and 
his wife, a sister of Dr. John H. Skinner. Dr. 
Sasscer died in 1888, leaving 
Issue : 

1 Frederick'' Sasscer, Jr., b. 1856. A lawyer of 

Upper Marlborough. He married June, 1883, 
l/ucy Clagett, daughter of R. A. Clagett, and 
Issue : 

1 Lucy** Sasscer, b. 1884. 

2 Robert* Sasscer, died. 

3 Harold* Sasscer. 

4 Ghiselin* L. Sasscer. 

2 John' H. S. Sasscer, b. 1857; d. 1889; single. 

3 Ellen' Douglas Sasscer. 

4 Elizabeth' G. Sasscer. 

5 Selwin' Sasscer. 

6 Dr. Reverdy' Sasscer. 

3 Elizabeth" Ghiselin, single. 

4 IvAnsdale" Ghiselin, d. single. 

5 Thomas" Ghiselin, d. single. 

6 Reverdy" Ghiselin, captain of a steamer running 

between New York and Liverpool. He and his wife 
were lost at sea. They left one son, who resides in 
New York. 

7 Robert" Ghiselin, married, and died leaving four 

children who reside in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
Priscilla^ Ghiselin, b. about 1807 ; m. Thomas S. Alex- 
ander, an eminent lawyer of Baltimore. She had 
Issue : 

1 Reverdy" Alexander, d. single. 

2 Thomas" S. Alexander, Jr., d. single. 

3 Mary" Harwood Alexander, m. Gen. Henry H. 

Bingham, of Philadelphia. 

4 Fanny" Alexander, m. Edward Ueeds Kerr. 
Issue : 

I Ida" Goldsborough Kerr. 

5 Margaret" Anne Alexander, m. Arthur A. Du 

Issue : 

I Arthur' A. DuBercean, Jr. 

6 Priscilla" Alexander, d. single. 

7 Emma" Stocket Alexander, m. Shales Abner Lin- 

thicum, a lawyer of Baltimore, and had 


Issue : 

1 Stewart' B. Linthicum, m. Marie Louise 

Issue : 
I AivEXANDER® Wilson Linthicum. 

2 Margaret' Alexander Linthicum, d. 1882 ; 


3 Ella' Linthicum, m. Dr. Harr>' J. Berkeley, of 

Issue : 
I Margaret^ Harwood Stocket Berkeley. 

III Reverdy^ Ghiselin, d. single. 

IV Dr. William^ Ghiselin. Resided in Annapolis. Married 

Mary Harwood, and died leaving 
Issue : 

I William^ Ghiselin, Jr. Resides in Baltimore. 

No. 31. 

Robert^ William Bowie, (Gov. Robert^ Bowie. 
Capt. William^ Bowie. John^ Bowie, Sr.) youngest 
child of Gov. Robert Bowie and his wife, Priscilla (Mackall) 
Bowie, was born in Nottingham, March 3, 1787. When 
a boy he received a fall, while skating, which lamed him 
for life, and caused his health to be always far from robust. 
On leaving college he removed to a plantation which his 
father owned in the upper part of the county, which, in 
later years, became the home of his sister, and was named 
" Bowieville." He did not reside there permanently, 
but returned to Nottingham district, and at his father's 
death inherited "Mattaponi," which he greatly improved 
by adding the present wings to that fine old brick 
mansion. Possessing a strong mind and an ardent love 
of politics, he was scarcely of age when he entered the pub- 
lic arena. In 1810, when but twenty-three, he was elected 
to the House of Delegates, and served in the Legislature 
during his father's last term as governor. An impassioned 
speaker and ready debator, the young statesman sprung 


at once to the front rank among the veteran managers of 
the Whig party, and, for a long time, his fiery energy 
and influence were all potent. So highly was he esteemed, 
that, for many years, he moulded the policy of his party, 
and more than once named the nominee for governor and 
United States senator. State control of the Chesapeake 
and Ohio Canal was the burning issue at that period, 
and he took a conspicuous part in all the passionate 
debates on the subject. He served four terms in the 
House of Delegates, and three terms as State senator. 
Was three times a member of the Governor's Council, in 
which body he wielded a powerful influence. Was a 
Presidential Elector in 182 1 and again in 1837, and was 
chosen an elector of United States senator. While in 
the lycgislature he introduced a bill prohibiting imprison- 
ment for debt, which was finally enacted. In 1825 was 
sent as delegate to a general convention held in Baltimore 
for the purpose of considering the advisability of con- 
structing the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and earnestly 
advocated the necessity of building it. In 1833 was 
selected by the governor as one of the State representa- 
tives to confer with the president of the Baltimore & Ohio 
Railroad with a view of selecting the proper route for 
that line. Once he was defeated for the State Senate by 
his younger relative and Democratic adversary. Col. Wil- 
liam D. Bowie. At another period he was sent as a dele- 
gate to a Convention of Southern Planters, held in 
Annapolis, for the purpose of discussing the slavery ques- 
tion, and was elected chairman of that assembly, being a 
recognized authority on all parliamentary laws. A large 
land and slave-owner, he was chosen as director of the 
Planters' Bank in Upper Marlboro. 

Generally selected as the representative of his district, 
he was, for nearly forty years, constantly and prominently 
before the people, ably filling every office with which he 
was entrusted. The ambition of his life was to ocupy the 
executive chair as his father had done, but, unfortunately 


for him, the same exalted position was coveted by his two 
nephews, Col. William T. Wootton, and the latter's half- 
brother. Gen. Thomas F. Bowie. The rivalry of these 
three men of conceded ability resulted disastrously to 
each. The divisions defeated the family, the weight of 
whose influence, if combined, would have elected any one 
of the trio. (See account of Nominating Convention in 
Sketch No. 48, Gen. T. F. Bowie.) It is difficult to 
understand how Robert W. Bowie became such an ardent 
Whig, when his father had been, for so many years, the 
uncompromising standard-bearer of the Democracy. Each 
man was a most bitter partisan. 

Probably Robert W. Bowie would have achieved greater 
success in the public arena, as he was a born general, but 
for the fact of his possessing a rather domineering and 
haughty disposition, combined with an irascible temper, 
which often antagonized the masses, who regarded him 
as proud and styled him " an aristocrat," though his great 
abilities were always recognized by thoughtful and con- 
servative men. 

On April 2, 1818, he married Catherine, daughter of 
Isaac and Catherine (Brooke) Lansdale. Her sister, Mary, 
later became the wife of Robert Ghiselin, nephew of 
Robert W. Bowie. Isaac Lansdale was an officer in the 
Revolutionary Army and a wealthy planter. He married 
March 27, 1792. Mrs. Bowie was born January 13, 1800, 
and had a sweet, cheerful temper, noted for her charity 
and greatly beloved. 

Robert W. Bowie's lavish hospitality and heavy contri- 
butions to campaign expenses left his large estate heavily 
encumbered, when, after a long illness, he died June 3, 
1848. His son was not able to liquidate the indebtedness 
before the Civil War came on, and, in 1866, Mrs. Bowie 
had the sorrow of seeing her beautiful home pass from the 
family. She survived all of her children except her 
youngest son, and died October 22, 1867, at " The Valley," 
the residence of Maj. Thomas F. Bowie, a grandnephew 


of her husband. Both are buried at " Mattaponi," and 
marble slabs mark their graves. 

The issue of Robert W. Bowie was : 

I Caroline^ Lansdai,e Bowie, b. February 5, 1820; m. 
December 22, 1840, to Osborne Sprigg, only son of Gov. 
Samuel Sprigg and his wife, Violetta Lansdale. The 
latter was a first cousin of Mrs. Robert W. Bowie. 
Samuel vSprigg was elected Governor of Maryland in 
1819, and lived at "Northampton," which he inherited 
from his uncle, Osborne Sprigg, Jr., the half-brother of 
Gov. Robert Bowie's mother, and one of the signers of 
the " Association of Freemen " in 1776. 
The issue of Osborne Sprigg and Caroline Bowie was : 

1 Mary** Bowie Sprigg, b. August, 1842 ; m. April, 

1876, James Anderson, of Rockville, Maryland, who 
died without living issue. 

2 ViotETTA" Lansdale Sprigg, b. June 30, 1844 ; died 


3 Catherine" Lansdale Sprigg, b. August 30, 1846 ; 

d. in infancy. 

4 Samuel^ Sprigg, b. September 27, 1849 ; entered 

United States Navy. Married Mademoiselle Dubois, 
of Cannes, France ; died November 2, 1882, at San 
Francisco, California, without issue. 
56 II Robert^ Bowie, Jr., b. October 6, 1821 ; m. Elizabeth Stod- 
dert ; d. i860. 

III Mary* Elizabeth Lansdale Bowie, b. September 10, 

1823; d. August 25, 1838. 

IV Priscilla* Mackall Bowie, b. November 29, 1825 ; m. 

December 17, 1846, to Richard L. Ogle, j^oungest son of 
Benjamin Ogle, Jr., and his wife, Anna Maria, and grand- 
son of Benjamin Ogle, Sr., Governor of Maryland in 
1798-1800. The latter was a grandson of Gov. Samuel 
Ogle and Lady Ann Ogle, his wife. He was Royal Gov- 
ernor of the Province 1 732-1 735, and then went back to 
England, where he married. Receiving, for the second 
time, the appointment as Governor of Maryland, he 
returned, with his bride, in 1747 on board " His Majes- 
tie's ship Foulkestone," which was received at Annapolis 
with booming of cannon, and the governor and his lady 
were welcomed with great ceremony. He died May 5, 
1752. Lady Anne Ogle lived to be ninety-four, and died 
Atigust 14, 181 7. Richard L. Ogle and Priscilla Bowie, 
his wife, resided near "Bel Air," the old Ogle home- 
stead in Prince George's County, and had 


Issue : 

1 Anna« Maria Ogle, b. June 16, 1849 ; d. January 19, 


2 Catherine'' Lansdai^e Ogi.e, b. August 21, 1850 ; m. 

April 12, 1875, Frank A. Dalcour. 
Issue : 

I Frank'' A. Dai.cour, Jr., b. September 5, 1876. 

3 Francis" Cornewa Ogi^E, b. April 4, 1852 ; m. R. H. 


4 Caroline" Lansdale Ogle, b. April 18, 1853 ; "i- 

September 22, 1878, Thomas H. Worthington, of 
Howard County, Maryland. 
Issue : 

1 Clemintine' Worthington, b. October 12, 1879. 

2 Thomas' C. Worthington, b. January 12, 1884. 

3 Harry' Dorsey Worthington, b. November 29, 


4 Roy' Worthington, b. July 7, 1889. 

5 Arthur' Ogle Worthington, b. November 24, 


6 IvILLIan' Bowie Worthington, b. March 2, 1894. 

5 Richard"!,. Ogle, Jr., b. May 14, 1855 ; single. 

6 Louisa" Ogle, b. July 5, 1856 ; m. November 24, 1889, 

James S. Gwynn. 
Issue : 

I Priscilla' Bowie Gwynn, b. May 23, 1891. 

7 Susan" Ogle, b. October 16, 1857 ; m. October 18, 

1893, Allen B. Welch. 
Issue : 
I Richard' Ogle Welch, b. March 9, 1895. 

Mrs. Priscilla Bowie Ogle died August 16, 1858. Her husband 
married a second time, and died April 4, 1895, leaving several 
children by his last wife, names not given. 

V JAMES^ John Bowie, b. April 17, 1827; resided at "Matti- 

poni " until 1867, then engaged in a lumber business in 
Nottingham ; d. August 6, 1871, unmarried, and is buried 
with his parents. He was noted for his courtly manners, 
and, like his father, was fond of politics. In 1861 
was elected to the State Legislature as a "Union 
Democrat " on the same ticket with John Bowie, "of 
Bladensburg." Was opposed to secession, but ever a 

VI IvAURa^ Bowie, b. September 11, 1830, d. September 3, 

183 1. 


Xo. 32. 

John'^ Burgess Bowie, (William^ Bowie 3d. 
William'' Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, 
Sr.) eldest son of William Bowie 3d and his wife, Ursula 
(Burgess) Bowie, was born at " Thorpland," near Upper 
Marlborough, Maryland, in 1777. Resided upon his farm 
a few mile west of that town, and in 1803 married 
Catherine Hall, who was born in 1778. She was the 
daughter of Benjamin Hall and his wife, Eleanor Mur- 
dock. Benjamin Hall was conspicuous during the Revolu- 
tionary period. He signed the celebrated document 
" The Declaration of the Association of Freemen " in 
1775, and in 1776 was one of the four delegates from 
Prince George's County to the first Constitutional Con- 
vention held in Annapolis. John Burgess Bowie was 
active in local politics; was in 1807 commissioned an 
ensign in the 34th regiment. State Guards, Capt. Richard 
T. Snowden's Troop, and served with the Maryland forces 
during the war of 1 8 1 2-14. The governor appointed him 
a justice of the peace in 1812, and again in 1816-18. 
He was also elected as High Sheriff of Prince George's 
County, an office of much consequence at that era and 
greatly prized. In 1809 he was a witness to the will of 
his cousin, Capt. William Sprigg Bowie, and was named 
by the latter his executor. He died February 15, 182 1, 
and is buried at " Thorpland." His wife, who is also 
buried there, lived until May, 1856. 

Issue : 

I Ei.tEN'* URSUI.A Bowie, b. 1804 ; m 1822 Capt William J. Belt, 
of the United States Navy. He was the son of Joseph 
Sprigg Belt and his wife, Sarah Burgess, who were mar- 
ried in 1790. Joseph S. Belt was the son of Thomas 
Belt and his wife, Elizabeth L. Bowie, daughter of 
Thomas Bowie, son of John Bowie, Sr. 
Issue of Captain Belt and Ursula Bowie was : 

I Dr. William" Seaton Belt, m. Eleanor, daughter of 
Dr. Benjamin Lee and his wife, Miss Lansdale. 


Issue : 

1 Benjamin^ Lee Belt, m. Mittie, daughter of 

Richard W. W. Bowie. 

2 Wili.iam'^ Seaton BEI.T, Jr., single. 

2 Ai,GERNON' Sidney Bei,T, m. Susie M. Green, daugh- 

ter of Judge Green, Moved to Iowa, where his 
family now reside. 

3 CapT. Chari^es' R. Belt, m. Antionette Blake, of 

Calvert County. Maryland. 

4 Victoria' E. Belt, m. J. Yates Kent, of Baltimore. 

5 Samuel' Sprigg Belt, of Washington, D. C, m. Mary 


6 Violetta" LansdalE Belt, m. Edward C. Bowie, her 

cousin. (See No. 57.) 

7 Catherine" Belt, unmarried. 

II Rachel*' Bowie, b. 1806 ; d. in early womanhood. 

III Elizabeth" Ann Bowie, b. 1809 ; m. 1832 to Edmund 

Coolidge, of Washington, D. C, and had 
Issue : 

1 Edmund^ Brainard Coolidge, m. Miss Turner, of 

Calvert County, Maryland. 

2 Marion" Coolidge, m. Henry W. Blunt, of Washing- 

Issue : 

1 Edmund^ Blunt, d. in 1897 ; single ; aged about 


2 Henry** Blunt. 

3 Marion'^ Blunt. . 

After the death of Edmund Coolidge, Sr., his widow, Elizabeth 
Ann (nee Bowie), married Andrew Martine, of New York, 
but had no issue by her second husband. 

IV Mary" Catherine Bowie, b. 181 1; m. October 10, 1833, 

Samuel C. Moran, of Aquasco, Prince George's County, 
and had 
Issue : 

1 Catherine" Moran, m. ist John Hunicutt, 2d Mr. 


2 Bowie' Moran, d. single ; aged fort3\ 

3 Marion' Moran, d. single. 

4 Nannie' Moran, single; resides near Upper Marl- 

borough, Maryland. 
57 V William" Benjamin Bowie, b. December 26, 1813 ; m. Ann 


William^ Morclacai Bom ie, (William^ Bowie 3d. 
William-^ Bowie, Jr. John- Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, 
Sr.) fourth son of William Bowie 3d and his wife, Ursula 
(Burgess) Bowie, was born at " Thorpland," near Upper 

William Morclacai BoTFie. 

Marlborough, Maryland, May 25, 1786. He at first began 
farming on a plantation which his father owned near Col- 
lington, but in 1816 removed to a farm, which he pur- 
chased, about four miles west of Marlborough. There he 
resided for the balance of his life, devoting himself to the cul- 
tivation of his landed property, and by judicious manage- 


meiit acquired a handsome estate. On October 31, 1809, 
lie married Martha, daughter of Francis and Barbara 
Magruder. She died March 6, 181 2, leaving two sons. 
On December 14, 18 14, William M. Bowie married Mary 
Trueman Hilleary, who survived him until 1885, but by 
whom there was no issue. 

Mr. Bowie was probably named for his father, and the 
latter's old commander, Mordacai Gist, and, like his father, 
was a volunteer in defense of his State, having served 
with the Maryland troops during the war with England 
in 18 1 2-14. He was of a robust frame, standing over 
six feet, and in his younger days devoted to field sports ; 
kept a pack of hounds, and was an eager follower of the 
chase. In later life he seldom left home, but was never 
so happy as when surrounded by his neighbors and asso- 
ciates, whom he loved to entertain around his hospitable 
board. He was a fine type of the county gentleman — a 
fitting representative of a class which made the State 
famous. He died February 15, 1863, and he and both of 
his wives are buried at " Thorpland." 

Issue : 

58 I Dr. Richard*' Wili^iam Bowie, b. September 12, 1810; m. 

Margaret Somervell. 

59 II Francis'' Magruder Bowie, b. February 21, 1812 ; m. 

Sarah Coates. 

No. 34. 

Charles^ Bowie, Sr., (Wii^liam* Bowie 3d. Wil- 
liam^ Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Sr., 
emigrant.) youngest son of William Bowie 3d, and his 
wife, Ursula (Burgess) Bowie, was born in 1789 at the 
home of his parents, near Marlborough, and inherited his 
ancestral home " Thorpland." His health was never 


strong, but this did not sour his disposition, which was 
bright and social, and he was very fond of the society of 
young people. He cared not for politics, and the only 
public office he held was that of justice of the peace, to 
which he was appointed in 1820. He was a devoted 
member of the Episcopal Church ; served as vestryman, 
and took an active part in diocesan matters. 

On May 15, 1828, he married Eliza L. Combs, of Prince 
George's County, and by her had three children. Her 
death occurred January 25, 1836, and on February 15, 
1838, he married Sarah Maria Sutor, of Washington, D. C. 
By this union there were also three children. His death oc- 
curred May 8, 1849; that of his second wife March 30, 
1883. All are buried at " Thorpland," which farm de- 
scended to his youngest daughter. 

Issue by first wife : 

I Ewza" L. Bowie, b. 1832 ; d. 1835. 
60 II Charles^ Bowie, Jr., b. October 13, 1833; m. Isabella 

Ill Mary* Ursula Bowie, b. 1834 ; d. 1842. 
Charles Bowie's issue by his second wife was : 

I John" William Bowie, b. August 30, 1839 ; lives in Prince 

George's County ; single. 

II Eliza* Combs Bowie, b. August 31, 1840 ; m. November 20, 

1873, Edgar P. McCeney, who died in 1892 at their home, 
Issue : 

1 Edgar' P. McCeney, Jr. 

2 George' McCeney. 

III Thomas* Ray Bowie, b. 1842 ; d. 1845. 

Xo. 35. 

John^ Bowie, "of Bladensburg," (Col. Thomas* 
Bowie. Allen^ Bowie, Jr., of Montgomery County. 
JOHN^ Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) third son of Col. 
Thomas Bowie and his wife, Mary (Belt) Bowie, was 


born at Bladensburg, Prince George's Count)-, Maryland, 
October 14, 1799, and inherited his father's home on the 
heights of Bladensburg. He is described as a strong, 
handsome man, possessing much force of character and 
determination. A member of the Whig party, he actively 
opposed " Secession," and was elected in 1861 as a Union- 
ist member of the State Legislature. On the same ticket 
with him was his cousin, James John Bowie, of " Matti- 
poni." Another member of the same Legislature was his 
cousin, Alkn Bowie Daxis. During the Civil War John 
Bowie was entrusted by the Federal Government with mat- 
ters of much importance to the people of his county, and 
was made a provost marshall. He became a member of the 
Republican party, and continued as one of itg recognized 
leaders in Southern Maryland when the war ended. 
November 19, 1833, he married Margaret Lowndes Gantt, 
daughter of Levi Gantt and his wife, Harriet, and removed 
to Hyattsville, where he continued to reside until his 
death, January 3, 1871. His widow survived him until 
December 16, 1880, when she was buried near her hus- 
band in Rock Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Bowie's mother, 
Harriet Gantt, was the daughter of Christopher Lowndes, 
an English emigrant who lived at " Blenheim," near 
Bladensburg, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Gover- 
nor Tasker and his wife. Miss. Ogle. The present gover- 
nor, Lloyd Lowndes, is a great grandson of Christopher 
Lowndes. Levi Gantt, mentioned above, was a soldier in 
the Revolutionary War, though quite young, and did not 
marry until some time after the war was over. He was 
the son of Dr. Thomas Gantt, of White's Landing, and 
his second wife, Miss Hilleary. Dr. Gantt was born about 
1 7 10, and married first, in 1735, Rachel, daughter of 
Col. John Smith, by whom he had several children, 
the eldest being Thomas Gantt, Jr., born 1736 (lived at 
White's Landing, and was twice married ; first to Susannah 
Mackall, an elder sister of Mrs. Gov. Robert Bowie). The 
second son was Rev. Edward Gantt. A daughter, Rachel 


Gantt, married, in 1767, Dr. Richard Brooke. The second 
wife of Dr. Thomas Gantt was Miss Hilleary, by whom 
he also had a number of children ; the eldest, Levi Gantt, 
father of Mrs. John Bowie ; Fielder Gantt, who never 
married, and Rachel Gantt, who married Mr. Sprigg. 
Dr. Thomas Gantt, had a brother, Edward Gantt, who 
married Eliza, daughter of Robert and Mary Wheeler, and 
was the father of Mary Gantt, who married Bishop Thomas 
John Claggett. The latter's mother, Elizabeth (Gantt) 
Clagett, was a sister of Dr. Thomas Gantt and Edward Gantt, 
and married Rev. Samuel Clagett, the Bishop's father. Dr. 
Thomas, Elizabeth, and Edward Gantt were the children 
of Thomas Gantt and his wife, Priscilla, who lived at 
White's Landing and were married about 1709. Thomas 
Gantt's father was named Edward, and the latter was the 
son of another Thomas Gantt who emigrated from Eng- 
land to Maryland about 1660. It is claimed that the 
Gantt's of Maryland are descended through the Ducal 
house of Somersett, from John, Duke of Lancaster (young- 
est son of Edward III, King of England), who was known 
as " old John of Gauntt." Their coat of arms : " three fleur 
de lis or [gold] ; three lions passant or [gold] ; sur- 
mounted by a ducal coronet with rose and crosses gu." 
Judge Richard Gantt, of the Supreme Court of South 
Carolina, was the son of Thomas Gantt, Jr., of White's 
Landing, and his first wife, Margaret Mackall. The 
family, in Calvert County, is represented by Mr. Francis 
Gantt, of Prince Frederick, and whose brother. Rev. 
J. G. Gantt, resides at Trappe, Maryland. 

The issue of John and Margaret L. (Gantt) Bowie was : 

I Amelia® GanTT Bowie, b. December 12, 1834 ; m. 1867 Dr. 
Charles M. B. Harris, of Washington, D. C. 
Issue : 

1 Anna'' Bowie Harris. 

2 Charles' Gantt Harris, b. September, 1876. 

3 Thomas' Cadwalader Harris, b. February, 1879. 
01 II Thomas® John Bowie, b. February 22, 1837 ; m. May 20, 

1870, Susannah Anderson. 


IVo. 36. 

George^ Washington Bowie, (Col. Thomas* 
Bowie. Allen^ Bowie, Jr. John- Bowie, Jr. John^ 
Bowie, Sr.) fourth son of Col. Thomas Bowie, ofBladens- 
burg, and his wife, Mary (Belt) Bowie, was born near 
Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Maryland, April 11, 
1804. Received a farm from his father, called, "Locust 
Hill," in the upper part of Prince George's County, 
where he resided for a number of years, but finally 
sold it and removed, with his family, to Montgomery 
County, near Brookeville. Later, he settled in George- 
town, D. C, where he died about 1870. In 1827 ^^^ 
married Mary Rapine, daughter of Daniel Rapine, the 
fourth Mayor of Washington. It will be seen that both 
George W. Bowie and his brother, Richard C. Bowie, 
married daughters of Mayor Rapine. 

Issue of George W. and Mary Bowie : 

I Margaret* Bowie, b. 182S ; m. Oscar McCaule)^ of Mont- 

gomery County, Maryland, and removed with him to 
Nebraska. One of their sons was recently nominated for 

II Charlotte" Bowie, b. 1830 ; d. 1886 ; m. Lieut. James 

Madison Alden, United States Navy, and a nephew of 
Admiral Alden. 
Issue : 

I Sarah'' Alden, m. 1889 Vernon M. Dorsey, a great 
grandson of Judge Clement Dorsey, of St. Mary's 
County, Maryland. 
Issue : 

1 Vernon^ Alden Dorsey, b. 1890. 

2 Charlotte^ Bowie Dorsey, b. 1893. 

3 Catherine* Fitzsimmons Costigan Dorsey, b. 


III Allen* Thomas Bowie, b. 1832 ; d. January 25, i860 ; single. 

IV Mary* Anna Bowie, b. 1835 ; d. 1855 ; single. 

V Frances* Bowie, b. 1838. Entered the Episcopal Sister- 

hood of St. John. Died 1893, and is buried at Rock 
Creek Church. 

VI Argyle* Campbell Bowie, b. 1840. Entered the United 

States Navy at the commencement of the Civil War. 


Was appointed mate in July, 1863, and honorably dis- 
charged April 26, 1865. Single. 
63 VII Henry« Clay Bowie, b. 1842 ; m. 1868 Anne Holland. 

Ifo. 37. 

Richarcr Craiiipliiii Bowie, (Col. Thomas* 
Bowie. Allex'^ Bowie, Jr. John- Bowie, Jr. John' 
Bowie, Sr.) youngest son of Col. Thomas Bowie, of 
Bladensburg, and his wife, Mary (Belt) Bowie, was born 
at Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Maryland, Sep- 
tember 26, 1808. Inherited a considerable estate from 
his father and his uncle, Dr. John Bowie of Montgomery 
County, and also from his two brothers, Thomas Bowie, 
Jr., and Dr. Humphrey Belt Bowie. Settled on his planta- 
tion some miles from Beltsville, and for many years was a 
successful farmer. The reports of the agricultural fairs held 
at Marlborough from 1835-50, show a number of prizes 
were awarded to him for excellent stock, produce, etc. In 
1850 he sold his lands and removed to Baltimore, where he 
was long a member of the well-known commission firm of 
Belt & Bowie, which firm, in later years, was known as 
Trueman Belt & Sons. In 1830 Richard C. Bowie married 
Martha Magdalene Rapine, daughter of Daniel Rapine, a 
mayor of Washington in 1812. 

Mrs. Bowie's sister, Mary, married George W. Bowie, a 
brother of Richard C. Bowie. The last years of Richard 
C. Bowie were passed in Washington, D. C, where he 
died December, 1890. His wife died December 16, 
1863. They had 

Issue : 

I Thomas* Daniel, Bowie, b. 1832 ; d. in the Confederate 

Army ; single, 

II Richard* Cramphin Bowie, Jr., b. 1834; d. 1849. 


III Martha^ Magdai^ene Bowie, m. William R. Gettings, of 

Baltimore ; d. April 20, i8S^. 
Issue : 

1 Richard'' Bowie Gettings, d. single. 

2 Mary' Bowie Gettings, single. 

3 Eleanor'' A. Gettings, single. 

4 John' H. Gettings, d. 1888 ; single. 

5 Elizabeth' D. Gettings, m. May 31, 1888, John Paul 

Issue : 

1 RuTH^ Eleanor Jones, b. Feruary 24, 1889. 

2 John* Paul Jones, Jr., b. October 15, 1890. 

3 Elizabeth* Jones, b. February 26, 1893 ; d. 

December, 1893. 

IV Charlotte* Gillotte Bowie, b. 1837 ; m. October 26, 

1865, Henry Murry Hanan who died 1875. 
Issue : 

I Martha' Magdalene Hanan. 

V Elizabeth" Davis Bowie, b. 1841 ; m. Dr. Brinton Stone, 

United States Navy. 
Issue : 

1 Charles' H. Stone, b. April 20, 1867 ; single. 

2 George' Loring Porter Stojste, b. January 15, 

1875 ; ensign United States Navy. 

VI Thyrza** Bowie, b. 1842 ; d. 1877 ; single. 

VII Mary" Anne Augusta Bowie, b. 1843 ; n^- Cleland 

Lindsley ; d. 1895. 
Issue : 
I Cleland' Lindsley, Jr., b. 1876. 
63 VIII Leonard" Osborne Bowie, b. February i, 1844; m. Blanche 

IX Fanny" Mary Bowie, d. in infancy. 

X William" Diggs Clagett Bowie, d. in childhood. 

XI Allen" Lee Bowie b. 1850; m. May 25, 1873, Susan 

Macomb, of Baltimore; d. 1886 ; no is^ue. 

Xo. 38. 

Thomas^ Johns Bowie, (Col. Washington* 
Bowie. Allen^ Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Jr. John^ 
Bowie, Sr.) eldest son of Col. Washington Bowie and his 
wife, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Johns, was born in 


Georgetown, D. C, October, 1800. Attended school, as 
a boy, in that town, and later graduated at Harvard Uni- 
versity. Bought a farm near Brookeville, Montgomery 
County, Maryland, which he named " Roseneath," and 
was known as a practical and successful farmer. In 1839 
he was, by the governor, appointed a justice of the peace, 
and was one of the board of directors of the Brookeville 
Academy. He took great interest in all educational mat- 
ters pertaining to the free schools of his county and State, 
and was an active member of the Agricultural Society 
of Maryland. 

In 1829 he married his first cousin, Catherine Worth- 
ington Davis, daughter of his aunt, Elizabeth Bowie, and 
her husband, Thomas Davis. She was named for her 
father's first wife, a Miss Worthington. He is described 
as a man of most polished manners, delightful company, 
and dispensed a whole-souled hospitality which charmed 
his guests the moment they crossed his threshold. He 
died July 26, 1850, and his wife June 21, 1889. Both 
are buried at Oatland. 

Issue : 

64 I Thomas® John Davis Bowie, b. January 2, ^1834 ; twice 


II Sarah® Hoi.i.yday Bowie, b. December 23, 1S35 ; d. August 

10, 1836. 

III Eli,EN® Ruth Bowie, b. February 3, 1838; d. March 31, 


65 IV "Col." Washington® Bowie, b. July 22, 1841 ; twice mar 


Xo. 39. 

Judge Richard^ Johns Bowie, (Col. Washing- 
ton^ Bowie. Aixen-' Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Jr. 
JOHN^ Bowie, Sr.) son of Col. Washington Bowie and his 



wife, Margaret (Johns) Bowie, was born in Georgetown, 
D. C, June 23, 1807. Received a classical and collegiate 
education, and was at the age of nineteen, admitted to the 
bar of the District of Columbia, A diligent student, he 
quickly achieved a prominent position among the young 
lawyers of Washington, and, when twenty-two, wasadmit- 

Jndge Richard Johns BoM'ie. 

ted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. 
The same year he removed to Rockville, Montgomery 
County, Maryland, became at once identified with public 
matters and met with marked success in his profession. 
May 7, 1833, he married Catherine L. Williams, of Hagers- 
town, Maryland, a granddaughter of Col. Eli Williams, 


brother of Gen. Otho H. Williams, of the Revolutionary 

A Whig in politics, his brilliant intellect and practical 
mind early made him a trusted leader, and at the age of 
twenty-five, was elected prosecuting attorney for Mont- 
gomery County. In 1835 he was elected to the House 
of Delegates, and in 1837 was sent to the State Senate. 
After leaving the Legislature he was elected judge of the 
Circuit Court, and in 1849 was sent to Congress from the 
Fifth District. In 1851 he received a renomination, 
though there was a split in the nominating convention, 
the bolters, or " Independent Whigs," selecting as their 
leader. Gen. Thomas F. Bowie, a relative of Judge Bowie's. 
The contest was sharp, the result close, but Judge Rich- 
ard J. Bowie was again successful. While in Congress he 
gained distinction by his eloquence and force as a debator. 
Never speaking until he had fully mastered the subject, 
his close reasoning held the attention of his audiences. 
Richard J. Bowie left the halls of Congress to become 
Chief Justice of the Court of iVppeals of Maryland, and 
was succeeded in the House of Representatives by Gen. 
Thomas F. Bowie. 

The Whigs had long regarded Judge Bowie as one of 
their ablest leaders, and did not allow him to retire from 
politics, but in 1853 nominated him for Governor of 
Maryland. The slavery question was one of the burning 
issues of the da)-, and the Whig party, badly split by fac- 
tional differences, had lost ground in the State. Therefore, 
while a majority of the leading W^higs were true to him, 
they could not regain their former ascendancy, and Mr. 
Lingon was elected governor by the Democrats. The 
campaign was, however, hotly contested ; Judge Bowie 
took the stump and made many forcible speeches. In a 
joint debate at Bel Air, his opening remarks were " I wish 
the people of Mar^dand to perfectly understand me in this 
matter, I would rather retire to the peaceful shades of pri- 
vate life than wear a diadem of princely grandeur won by 


pampering to the appetite, or appealing to the passions of 
any portion of my fellow citizens for electioneering pur- 
poses." Bitterly opposed to secession, and a firm sup- 
porter of the Union, he affiliated with the " Union Demo- 
crats " after the disruption of his old party. The exigen- 
cies of " practical politics," even at a time when partisan 
spirit was most bitter, never caused him to swerve from 
the path his conscience taught him was the honest one, 
and his iron will carried him safely through temptations 
which might have wrecked a weaker man. He was a 
director of the Farmers' Bank of Maryland, and ably 
assisted in its management. He had a large and lucra- 
tive practice, but was always greatly interested in agricul- 
tural matters and closely supervised his various farms. 
Devoted to domestic life, he was idolized by his wife and 
loved by all who knew his beautiful private character. 
His great sorrow was that he had no children, and he 
finally adopted his wife's nieces. His death resulted from 
inflammation of the stomach, at his residence "Glenview," 
March 12, 1881, and about a year later his wife was buried 
at his side in the cemetery at Rockville. 

Their adopted daughters were : 

I Emma Bowie Hoi^i^and. 

II Rose Holland. 

III Maria Holland. 

Xo. 40. 

Robert^ Gilmer Bowie, (Col. Washington* 
Bowie. Allen^ Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Jr. John^ 
Bowie, Sr.) youngest son of Col. Washington Bowie and 
his wife, Margaret (Johns) Bowie, was born in George- 
town, D. C, in 1808. Received a collegiate education, 
and became a civil engineer. He aided in the con- 


struction of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, as, well as the 
building of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. Later his 
skill was shown in the completion of the old Orange & 
Alexandria Railroad, and that of the Washington, Ohio 
& Western, at that day known as the A. L. & H. Ry. 
It is now a branch of the Southern. He married Julia 
Wilson, daughter of John Wilson, of Virginia, and settled 
at Clark's Gap, Virginia, where he erected a stone dwel- 
ling overlooking the railroad and the station at that 
point. He was distinguished for his sterling qualities, 
polished manners, and unblemished integrity. He died 
in 1 88 1, leaving 


John** Wilson Bowie, b. 1846 ; m. November 23, 1879, 
Mary Lloyd West, daughter of Dr. Nelson Gray West, of 
Leesburg, and his wife, Virginia Thomas, daughter of 
Francis Thomas, of " Merryland Tract," Governor of 
Issue : 

1 Robert' Gilmer Bowie, b. November, 1880. 

2 Virginia' Thomas Bowie, b. 1884. 

Allen" Washington Bowie, b. 1848 ; unmarried, and 
resides at Clark's Gap, Virginia. 

Xo. 41. 

Joseph^ Haiskin^ Bowie, (Jambs'* Bowie. Rev. 
JoHN^ Bowie. John- Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) 
eldest child of James Bowie and his wife, Anna Maria 
Barclay (Haskins) Bowie, was born in Georgetown, D. C, 
January 5, 1816. He grew up in Montgomery County 
and from there went to Baltimore, where he lived some 
years, but about 1843 removed to Illinois, thence to Cali- 
fornia, and also lived some years in Texas, but final- 
ly returned to Monticello, Illinois. He died while on a 
visit to St. IvOLiis, Missouri, January 5, 1879, aged sixty- 


three. He was twice married, his first wife having been 
Catherine Elizabeth Ran, by whom he had one child. 
After her death he married Harriet, daughter of Captain 
Godfrey, of Godfrey, Illinois, and by her he had five child- 
ren. She died a few years after her husband. 

The issue by first wife was : 

I Louisa^ A. Bowie, m. Dr. William J. Wroth, of Baltimore, 
Issue : 

I Margaret' Wroth, m. Daniel Unorozagt, of Balti- 
more, Maryland. 
The issue of Joseph H. Bowie and his second wife, Harriet, was : 

I Ali^EN*^ Bowie, died in infancy. 

II LiLLiE® Bowie, m. and removed to New Mexico. 

III Joseph*' Haskins Bowie, Jr. 

IV Annie** Bowie, m. Green, of Greenville, Green 

County, Illinois. 

V Robert* Lee Bowie. 

No. 42. 

Hyde^ Ray Bowie, (Thomas* Hamilton Bowie, 
Sr. Rev. Dr. John^ Bowie. John- Bowie, Jr. John^ 
Bowie, Sr., emigrant,) a twin son of Thomas Hamilton 
Bowie and his wife, Eliza Hyde (Ray) Bowie, was born 
in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1813, was a student at St. 
John's College, Annapolis, with his twin brother, who 
was later Lieutenant James K. Bowie, United States 
Navy, read law several years, and was admitted to prac- 
tice before the courts of Baltimore and rose rapidly in 
his profession. Had a large clientage in Baltimore and 
Washington, but a few years prior to his death re- 
moved to San Francisco, California. His business in- 
creased, and in 1856 he returned East to plead a case be- 
fore the United States Supreme Court. While stopping 
at the National Hotel, in Washington, he was stricken 


with apoplexy and expired a few hours later, aged forty- 
three. While residing in Baltimore, Mr. Bowie mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of Joseph Alexander Wallace of that 
city, and his wife, Rebecca Maria McCoy. Mrs. Bowie 
survived her husband many years, and died in her native 

Issue : 

I Wallace" Alexander Bowie, b. 1843 ; m. Libbie West, 

daughter of Capt. Benjamin West, United States Army. 
At the commencement of the Civil War, Wallace A. 
Bowie enlisted as a private in the Eighth Regiment, 
Maryland Volunteers, Federal Ami}-, and rose to the 
rank of first lieutenant. Was transferred to the navy in 
1S64 and sen-ed as assistant engineer on the U. S. Ship 
Kearsarge. This vessel was ordered to Panama, and 
while there the crew was stricken with yellow fever. 
For his gallant and unselfish behavior during this period 
Engineer Bowie was highly commended, but owing to 
ill-health resigned in 1868 and settled in San Francisco, 
Issue : 

1 Wallace'' A. Bowie, Jr., d. in infancy. 

2 Sherlock' Bowie, d. in childhood. 

3 Robert' Emmet Bowie, b. 1872. 

4 Benjamin' West Bowie, b. 1875. 

5 Hyde'' Ray Bowie, b. 1876. 

6 Mary" W. Bowie. 

II Rebecca** Maria Bowie, m. John Alexander Grant, of 

Oakland, Maryland ; d. January 2, 1897. 
Issue : 

1 Annie' Morison Grant. 

2 Margaret' Bowie Grant. 

3 William'' Wallace Grant. 

III Margaret'* Dallas Bowie, b. 1847 ; "i- George Colfax 

Chipman, of St. Lawrence County, New York, a first 
cousin of Schuyler Colfax, Vice-President of the United 
States. They resided in Washington, where Mr. Chip- 
man died in 1892. 
Issue : 

1 George'' Bowie Chipman, b. 1879. 

2 Philip' Colfax Chipman. 

3 Margaret' Dallas Chipman. 

4 Allen' St. John Chipman, d. in childhood. 

5 Frank' Sherman Chipman. 

IV Eliza" Hyde Bowie, single. 


Xo. 43. 

Dr. Augustus^ Jesse Bowie, (Thomas* Hamil- 
ton Bowie. Rev. John^ Bowie. John^ Bowie, Jr. 
JOHN^ Bowie, Sr.) third son of Thomas Hamilton Bowie 
and his wife, Eliza Hyde (Ray) Bowie, was born in Anna- 
polis, Maryland, October 23, 1815, entered St. John's Col- 
lege in 1825, and afterwards began the study of medicine 
under the tuition of his uncle, Dr. Hyde Ray, United 
States Navy. February 9, 1835, he graduated at the Mary- 
land Medical University in Baltimore, received an appoint- 
ment as Assistant Surgeon, United States Navy, and passed 
the examination at the head of a large class of applicants. 
When commissioned he was the )'oungest surgeon in the 
service, being under twenty-two. He was ordered to the 
U. S. Ship "Independence," at Boston, and later to the 
" Missouri," which was the first steamship built for the 
American Navy. While Dr. Bowie was attached to this 
ship, our Minister to Russia, Mr. Dallas, embarked upon 
it for St. Petersburg, and all the officers of the frigate 
were royally entertained by the Emperor Nicholas. 
The ship proceeded to Gibraltar, at which port it 
caught fire while at anchor and was burned to the 
water's edge. For a number of years Dr. Bowie was with 
the European and South Atlantic squadrons. In 1848 he 
was commissioned full surgeon and ordered to the China 
fleet and assigned to duty on the "Massachusetts," which 
was about to sail for San Francisco. In April, 1849, the 
ship reached the latter port, making the third steamer 
which had ever entered the Golden Horn. Dr. Bowie was 
selected by the Government as one of a special commission 
of officers delegated to locate the hospital at the navy yard 
in San Francisco. In 1853 he was ordered to report at 
Boston, Massachusetts, for duty on board the " Raritan," 
but he had become so delighted with the wonderful cli- 
mate and beauty of California, he decided to locate there 


permanently and sent in his resignation, which was ac- 
cepted in the following October. 

By close attention to his profession and judicious in- 
vestments in real estate, he acquired a large fortune. 
Though his practice occupied most of his time, he found 
opportunity to take active part in local politics and to 
attend to social matters, entertaining his friends with all 
the sumptuous hospitality which was with him an hered- 
ity from his Mar\'land forefathers. He was a keen lover 
of field sports, an excellent shot and perfectly at home 
with his horse, dog and gun. For thirteen years he was a 
regent of the University of California, was professor of 
Theory and Practice at the San Francisco Medical Col- 
lege, and filled the chair of Professor of Surgery. His 
skill as a surgeon was known among the fraternity 
throughout tlie State, and his success with difficult opera- 
tions, gained him much celebrity. He was an expert 
linguist, and as a classic scholar had few peers. He 
was a brilliant conversationalist, and his descriptive 
powers were the admiration of his acquaintances. 

In 1842 Dr. Bowie married Helen Martha Pike, daugh- 
ter of Henry Pike, a wealthy and well-known Balti- 
morean. The first years of her married life were spent in 
Baltimore, but she joined her husband in San Francisco 
in 1852, where she died October 4, 1870. The Doctor 
survived her until July 6, 1887, when he succumbed to 
an attaek of gout. He was probably one of the best 
known men on the Pacific coast, where he was much 
admired for his brilliant attainments. 

Issue : 

I Henry^ Pike Bowie, b. 1843 ; d. 1848. 

II Augustus® Jesse Bowie, b. December 31, 1845, in Balti- 

more, Maryland. Was a student at the Jesuit College, 
Georgetown, D. C. Matriculated at the University of 
California, and later went to Germany, where he gradu- 
ated in civil engineering. Returning to America he 
devoted himself to his profession in various parts of the 
country, and is an acknowledged "expert" and auth- 


ority on mining. His home is in San Francisco, Cali- 
fornia, where, in 1870, he married Eliza, daughter of 
John Friedlander, a '\' grain king " of " the coast." Mr. 
Bowie has 

1 Eliza' Bowie. 

2 Augustus" Jesse Bowie, Jr., b. December 10, 1872. 

Graduated A. B. at Harvard. In 1896 matriculated 
at the Boston School of Technology and graduated 
as electrical engineer. Was the " star" man of his 

3 John' F. Bowie, b. September 1878. Is a law student. 

III Henry" Pike Bowie, b. 1848. Graduated at the University 

of California. Married Agnes Howard, but has no issue. 
Resides in California. 

IV Thomas® Hamilton Campbell Bowie, M. D., b. 1854. 

Graduated in medicine, and resides in California. Mar- 
ried Eliza Stairley. 
Issue : 

1 Hamilton" Campbell Bowie. 

2 Helen^ Bowie. 

3 Allen" Bowie. 

4 Emily' Bowie. 

5 Lawrence' Bowie. 

6 Joseph' Bowie. 

Also two other sons, names not given. 

V Dr. Robert** J. Bowie, b. November 25, 1856. Is a prac- 

ticing physician in San Francisco. Married Clara Osgood 
Issue : 

1 Edward' Mandell Bowie. 

2 Claire' R. Bowie. 

VI James" Hyde Ray Bowie, b. September 18, 1858. 

VII Allen" St. John Bowie, b. October 26, i860 ; single. Is 

president of the Western Light and Power Company, of 

San Francisco. 
VIII Helen" Jesse Bowie, b. July 24, 1862 ; m. Charles R. 

Issue : 

I Charles' Bowie Detrich. 
IX Agnes" Bowie, b. May 2, 1864 ; d. single. 

Ifo. 44. 
Thomas^ Hamilton Bowie, Jr., (Thomas* Ham- 

777^" MAR YLAND B O IVIES. 1 5 9 

iLTON Bowie, Sr. Rev. Dr. John^ Bowie. John- 
Bowie, Jr. JOHN^ Bowie, Sr., emigrant,) youngest son 
of Thomas Hamilton Bowie and his wife, Eliza Hyde 
(Ray) Bowie, was born at Annapolis, Maryland, in 1817, 
grew up in that city and was educated at St. John's Col- 
lege. After reaching his majority, he began farming on 
his plantation on the Severn River, near Annapolis. This 
life was too slow for young " Ham " Bowie, as he was 
familiarly called. Having an adventurous and roving 
disposition, he gave up agriculture and removed with his 
wife to California, where his two elder brothers had pre- 
ceded him. Some years before this, in 1842, he had mar- 
ried Mary Elizabeth Sanders, daughter of William San- 
ders, of South River, Anne Arundle County, Maryland, 
After reaching California he became identified with some 
of the filibustering expeditions to Central America. When 
Walker organized a company for a revolutionary attempt 
on Nicaragua, " Ham " Bowie sailed with him, and lost 
his life in that ill-fated venture, 1858. 

He is said to have died of fever, and was buried in Cen- 
tral America. He is described as a handsome man, of 
fascinating manners, and a great favorite. After his death, 
his wife married Mr. Higgins of San Francisco, and by 

The issue of Hamilton Bowie and his wife, Mary, was : 

I Wii^wam" Dai,i,as Bowie, b. 1843. Went to Oregon, where 

he married, and in 1893 lost his life by the premature 
discharge of blasting powder. His widow then removed 
with her children to California. Issue not reported. 

II Camille" Bowie, m. Judge Wickam Leigh, of Virginia, 

and settled in Lower California. 

Xo. 45. 

Fielder'^ Bowie 2d, (Allen* Bowie. Capt. Field- 
er^ Bowie. Allen^ Bowie, Sr. John^ Bowie, Sr., 


emigrant,) only child of young Allen Bowie and his wife, 
Sarah (Chew) Bowie, was born at his parents' home, 
" Leith, " near Nottingham, Prince George's County, 
Maryland, on January 25, 1792. He was named for his 
grandfather, Capt. Fielder Bowie, and was only three 
years old when his father died. His uncle, Eversfield 
Bowie, was by the court appointed his guardian. While 
Fielder Bowie was still very young his mother married 
Beverly R. Grayson, and he remained with his step-father 
until the latter removed with his wife to Mississippi. 
Young Bowie then resided with his uncle's family until 
he was old enough to assume charge of his estate of 
" Leith," or as it is now known, " Half Pone." This was 
a plantation on the Patuxent River containing over 
four hundred acres and a large brick house, which is 
still standing. Near his dwelling Fielder built a brick 
stable for the accommodation of his blooded horses, of which 
he was passionately fond. He was devoted to fox hunt- 
ing, rode like a centaur, and as daringly as any who ever 
followed the hounds in Southern Maryland, a country 
noted for the horsemanship of its people. On one oc- 
casion, when past sixty years of age, he was known to 
approach a fence in full career in a spirited fox hunt, 
and as his horse was in the act of rearing he snatched 
up the top rail from the five foot fence, leaped his hunter 
over, and with a backward swing of the arm replaced the 
rail in its original position, exclaiming as he did so, " now 
some of you young men do that." He continued his 
daily rides until the week of his death and retained his 
erect, active bearing nearly to the age of seventy-five. 

When a young man he was a member of the select 
cavalry company which Nottingham boasted, and suc- 
ceeded his uncle, Eversfield Bowie, as its captain. At the 
head of this company Fielder Bowie marched to Annapo- 
lis and acted as an escort, or guard of honor, to LaFayette 
when the latter visited this country in December, 1824. 
The appearance of this troop attracted the admiration of all 


observers. In 1830 he sold his plantation, and it was 
bought by his friend, Walter B, C. Worthington. After 
this sale he purchased a farm known as " Eversfield's 
Map of Italy," which had been the old homestead of his 
great grandfather, Rev. John Eversfield. Here he resided 
until his death, and the place was then purchased by the 
late Edward W. Magruder. Fielder Bowie was three 
times married ; first on December 11, 181 1, to his third 
cousin, Barbara Susannah Parker Lane, daughter of Cap- 
tain Lane and Barbara Brooke. She was a sister of Eliza- 
beth Lane who married his uncle, Eversfield Bowie. (See 
Sketch No. 24.) By this union there was one son. Mrs. 
Bowie died a few years later and was buried at " Brook- 
ridge." Fielder Bowie married secondly on September 
22, 1829, Christiana Mackall, a sister of Dr. Louis Mack- 
all, Sr. By her he also had a son. She died in 1831, 
aged thirty, and is buried at the old Mackall farm called 
" Mattaponi," a few miles from the Bowie farm of that 
name. Fielder Bowie's third wife was Rebecca IVIackall, 
a sister of Christiana, and he had no issue by her. Mr. 
Bowie was tall, dignified, and of courtly manners, fond of 
social gatherings, but punctilious, and those who knew 
him best were careful to indulge in few familiarities. He 
died May 13, 1866, and his widow in 1870. Both are 
interred at St. Thomas' Church, Croome. 

Issue by first wife : 

I AllEN^ Bowie, b. 1812 ; named for his grandfather. 
Graduated in medicine at the Maryland Medical College 
in 1835, and went to Mississippi, where he settled near 
his half-uncle, Mr. Grayson. He died in that vState in 
1859 ; unmarried. 
Fielder Bowie's issue by his second wife was : 

I William* Lock Bowie, b. 1830 ; d. at the age of seven. 


Xo. 46. 

Mary^ Mackall Bowie, (Thomas^ Contee Bowie. 
Capt. Fielder^ Bowie. Allen^ Bowie, Sr. John^ 
Bowie, Sr.) eldest child of Thomas Contee Bowie and his 
wife, Mary Mackall, daughter of Gov. Robert Bowie, was 

Hon. Reverdy Johnson. 

born in December, 1801, at "Essington," Prince George's 
County, Maryland, and was married on November 16, 
1 819, to Reverdy Johnson, of Anne Arundle County, 

Her portrait, painted by the English artist Sully while 
she was in London with her husband who was the Ameri- 
can Minister to the Court of St. James, shows she was a 

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lovely woman, having inherited her mother's beauty. 
This portrait now hangs in the Peabody Institute at Balti- 
more. She had her mother's clear, practical intellect, 
firmness of decision, and unwavering devotion to her 
family and intimate friends. It is said she managed the 

Mrs. Reverdy Johnson. 

financial affairs for her husband, while he devoted his time 
to public matters. Of him it is scarcely necessary to 
speak, since his reputation is not confined to his own 
State, but has become national. Of an old English stock 
on his father's side, from whom he acquired the solid, pro- 


found insight into law and kindred matters, combined 
with a French vivacity and playful humor derived from 
his mother's race, the Ghiselins, he formed a bright ex- 
ample of the composite American. His father was Hon. 
John Johnson, an eminent lawyer, judge of the Court of 
Appeals, and Attorney-General of Maryland. His mother 
was Deborah, a daughter of Reverdy Ghiselin, long Com- 
missioner of the lyand Office at Annapolis, father of Dr. 
Reverdy Ghiselin, who married Margaret Bowie (daugh- 
ter of Gov. Robert Bowie), and a grandson of Caesar 
Ghiselin, one of the early settlers in Maryland. John 
Johnson, Jr., a distinguished chancellor of Maryland, mar- 
ried Mary Tyler, of Upper Marlborough, and was the elder 
brother of Reverdy Johnson, who began the practice of law 
in Marlborough, Maryland, in 1815, after graduating at 
St. John's College, Annapolis. 

It is asserted that Reverdy Johnson was so discouraged 
by his first speech he decided to abandon law, but was 
fortunately dissuaded from so doing by Judge Edmund 
Key, of the Prince George's County bench. In 18 17 he 
was appointed State's Attorney for Prince George's County, 
and two years later removed to Baltimore, where he was 
elected in 1821 to the State Senate, and several times re- 
turned to the same office. He was sent to the House of 
Representatives, and in 1849 was elected United States 
Senator, which position he later resigned to accept the 
Attorney-Generalship in President Taylor's Cabinet. He 
was a Whig and a staunch Union man. In 1862 he was 
again elected United States Senator, and in 18^6 voted 
against the impeachment of President Johnson. In 1868 
President Grant sent him as our Minister to the Court of 
St. James, and while in England he and his wife received 
attentions never before paid to an American. He nego- 
tiated the settlement of the "Alabama" claims, and upon 
his return home, was for a third time elected to the United 
States Senate. Although opposed to secession he was 
entirely free from bitterness, and Southern sympathizers 


ever found in him a warm and influential friend when in 
trouble. He and his wife celebrated their " golden wed- 
ding" at their home in Baltimore in 1869, where she 
died in 1873 ^"^^ 1^^ i^i February, 1876. 

I Mary"' Mackah, Bowie Johnson, b. 1820 ; d. in child- 


II Mary* Johnson, b. 1822; m. Thomas H. Morris, of Balti- 

Issue : 

1 Anna' Maria Morris, m. ist John D. Prince, of New 

York, 2d Dr. Alfred Loomis. 
Issue by first husband only : 

1 John* D. Prince, Jr. 

2 Mary* Prince. 

2 Mary" Bowie Morris, m. Richard Irving, of New 

York. No issue. 

3 James' Round Morris, d. young. 

4 Thomas" Holungsworth Morris, d. single. 

5 Lydia" H. Morris, m. Hollins McKim. 
Issue : 

I Mary* C. McKim. 

6 John' Bowie Morris, d. single. 

7 Camilla" Ridgely Morris, m. Clayton C. Hall, 
Issue : 

I Clayton^ Morris Hall. 

III Ella" Ridgely Johnson, m. Henry Dangerfield, a widower, 

of Alexandria, Virginia, with several children. She 
died January, 1898. 
Issue : 

1 Henry' Dangerfied, Jr., m. Virginia Peyton Key. 
Issue : 

1 Henry* Dangerfield. 

2 Philip* Barton K. Dangerfield. 

3 IvOrenzo* Iv. Dangerfield. 

4 John* S. Barbour Dangerfield. 

5 Kate* Sewell Dangerfield. 

2 Reverdy' Johnson Dangerfield, m. Effie Nichol- 

Issue : 

1 Sarah* Carroll Dangerfield, m. Charles R. 


2 Eliz.\* Dangerfield. 

3 Charlotte* Rosetta Dangerfield. 

4 Reverdy* Augustus Dangerfield. 


IV Camii,!, a'' Johnson, m. Andrew Sterett Ridgely. 

Issue : 

1 Mary' M. Ridgei^y, d. young. 

2 Charles' S. Ridgely, d. young. 

3 Camilla' Morris Ridgely, m. Lieut. Edward Simp- 

son, United States Navy. 
Issue : 
I Edward* Ridgely Simpson. 

V Reverdy" Johnson, Jr., m. Caroline Patterson, of Mary- 

land. No issue. He is a well-known lawyer of Balti- 

VI John** Johnson, d. young. 

VII Maria" Louisa Johnson, m. William R. Travers, the cele- 

brated wit and banker of New York City. 
Issue : 

1 Mary' Mackall Travers, m. ist Winthrop Gray, 

2d John G. Hecksher. 
Issue by first husband only : 

1 Travers* Gray. 

2 Minnie* Gray. 

3 Louisa* Gray, d. young. 

2 Louisa' Travers, m. James W. Wadsworth, of Genese, 

New York, who is at present a member of Congress. 
Issue : 

1 James* W. Wadsworth, Jr. 

2 Harriet* Wadsworth. 

3 John' Travers, d. young. 

4 Ellen' Travers, m. William Duer, of New York. 
Issue : 

I KaTHERINE* Duer, m., 1898, C. Mackey. 

5 HaTTie' Travers, m. George R. Fearing, of New 

Issue : 

I Richmond* Fearing. 

6 Matilda' Travers, m. Walter Gray, of New York. 

No issue. 

7 William' R.TRAVERS.Jr.m. Miss Hariman. No issue. 

8 Susan' Travers, unmarried. 

9 Reverdy' Johnson Travers, d. without issue. 

VIII Matilda*' Elizabeth Bowie Johnson, m. Charles John 

Morris Gwynn. 
Issue : 

I Mary' Mackall Gwynn, single. 
IX Emily" Contee Johnson, m. Judge George Washington 
Lewis, of Virginia. 
Issue : 

I Lorenzo' Lewis, m. Rose McCormick. 


Issue : 

I Washington^ Lewis. 

2 Esther' Lewis, m. Samuel McCormick. 
Issue : 

I Emii,y* McCormick. 

3 Louisa' Lewis. 

4 Conrad' Lewis. 

5 Robert' Lee Lewis. 

6 Reverdy' Lewis. 

7 Maud' Lewis, m. Whiting. 

8 Wii,i,iam' Travers Lewis. 

9 Ei.r<A' Lewis. 

10 Mary' Lewis, died. 

X Frances'' Cornewa Barber Johnson, d. young. 

XI Thomas** Bowie Johnson, d. young. 

XII Louis** Eichelberger Johnson, m. ist Margaret H. 

Clancy, 2d Charlotte Boteler. 
Issue by first wife : 

1 Lewis' E. Johnson, Jr., m. and living in Cincinnati, 


2 Mary' Johnson, m. William Scott O'Connor, of 

New York. 

3 Reverdy' Johnson, d. young. 

4 Matii^da' Johnson, m. Arthur Kavanaugh, of New 

The issue by iitecond wife, Charlotte Boteler, was : 
I ALI.EN' M. Johnson. 

XIII Eiyi.A® Johnson, m. Charles Goldsboro Kerr, of Baltimore. 

He died in 1898. For many years was State's Attorney 
for Baltimore City, and long a distinguished leader of 
the Democracy. 
Issue : 

1 Mary' Bowie Kerr. 

2 Ei.i<a' Johnson Kerr. 

3 Charles' Goldsboro Kerr, Jr. 

4 Reverdy' Johnson Kerr. 

XIV Bo wiE** Johnson, m. Virginia Thayer; d. leaving 

Issue : 

1 Reverdy' Ralph Johnson, d. in childhood. 

2 Virginia' Johnson. 

3 Bowie' Johnson, Jr. 

XV Maj. Edward" ConTEE Johnson, m. Kate Moore, of Vir- 
ginia. He is an officer in the Fifth Maryland Regiment. 
Issue : 

1 Mary' Bowie Johnson. 

2 Anne' Bowie Moore Johnson. 


Xo. 47. 

Robert' Bowie, "of Cedar Hill," (Thomas* 
CoNTEE Bowie. Capt. Fielder^ Bowie. Allen^ 
Bowie, Sr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) eldest son of Thomas 
Contee Bowie and his wife, Mary Mackall (Bowie) Bowie, 

Robert Bowie, "of Cedar Hill." 

was born near Queen Anne, Prince George's County, 
Maryland, April 4, 1804. He grew up at " Bowieville," 
the beautiful home erected by his mother after his father's 
death. Was educated by private tutors when a small boy, 
and finished a collegiate course at St. John's College, 
Annapolis. Upon the death of his mother, was appointed 
administrator of the estate, and in order to effect a divi- 


sion among the nine children was compelled to sell 
" Bowieville." In 1826 he married Margaret, daughter 
of George French, of Washington County, Maryland, and 
his wife, Margaret W. Weems, who was a daughter of 
James William Lock Weems and Mary Hall, his wife. 
Mrs. French's sister, Amelia Weems, married Walter 
Bowie, Jr. (See Article 28.) After his marriage, Robert 
Bowie resided at " Cedar Hill," which farm was an inheri- 
tance of his wife. This estate Mr. Bowie managed with 
such skill that it. soon was one of the finest plantations 
in that fei-tile region, known as " The Forest," of Prince 
George's County. He was very active in organizing 
agricultural societies, and at the annual county fairs 
usually bore off many of the best prizes for blooded stock, 
fine fruit, tobacco, and other products of his estate. A 
man of splendid physique, a fluent talker and graceful ad- 
dress, he organized the Maryland Jockey Club, and by his 
eloquent appeals throughout Southern Maryland, suc- 
ceeded in gaining sufficient subscribers to erect the well- 
known " Maryland Agricultural College." He also was 
one of the first to bring before the people the necessity 
for a railroad through the Southern countries, and the 
final construction of the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad 
was largely owing to the zeal and energy with which Mr. 
Bowie advocated the enterprise. Although ever deeply in- 
terested in politics, and a clear and ready public speaker, he 
never sought office for himself, but preferred the more in- 
dependent life of a planter. A contemporary who knew 
him intimately says: "In his private life he was a true 
gentleman of * ye ancient regime,' and his lavish hospi- 
tality made his home a delight of every visitor. As 
chivalric as Bayard, he was quick to resent an affront, and 
firm in the maintenance of his position, but generous and 
without resentment when the difficulty had been adjusted." 
April 20, 1847, Mrs. Bowie died, and on December 12, 
1854, Mr. Bowie married Mrs. Ellen Magruder (widow of 
Dennis Magruder), a daughter of John B. Mullikin and his 


wife, Mary M. Weems. There was no issue by this 
union, but Mrs. Bowie was the mother of an only child 
by her first husband, Dennis Magruder. This child, Cor- 
nelia Magruder, in after years became the wife of George 
French Bowie, Robert Bowie's second son by his first 
wife. Mr. Bowie reached an advanced age, and died 
April 3, 1 88 1, and is buried at Cedar Hill. His widow 
survived him until April, 1891, when she died in Wash- 
ington while on a visit to her granddaughter. She is in- 
terred at Cedar Hill. 

The issue of Robert Bowie was : 

I Mary" Mackai.!, Bowie, b. February 19, 1828 ; m. in 1855 

Franklin Weems, of Anne Arundel County. She died 
Issue : 

1 Robert' Bowie Weems. 

2 Frankun' Weems, Jr. 

3 John' French Weems. 

4 Mary' M. Weems. 

5 Stephen' Weems. 

6 Ei-izabeth' Weems. 

7 E1.1.EN' Weems. 

II Cora** Bowie, b. April 21, 1830; m. November, 1856, Ed- 

ward Clare Fitzhugh. She died without issue. 

III Robert® Wilwam Weems Bowie, b. March 27, 1833 ; d. 

1871 ; single. 
66 IV George" French Bowie, b. November 30, 1835; m. Cor- 
nelia Magruder. 

V Thomas" Contee Bowie, b. November 19, 1837 ; m. Mag- 

gie Hunt, of St. Louis, Missouri. Removed to the latter 
city, where he died from the effects of a fall. His widow 
married Mr. Rowe, and removed to Green Cove Springs, 
The issue of T. C. Bowie was : 

I Thomas' Contee Bowie, Jr., d. at the age of twenty- 
one ; single. 

VI Maria" Lewis Bowie, b. May 10, 1839 ; m. James Owens, 

son of James Owens, Sr., of Anne Arundel County, 
Maryland, and his wife, Mary Johnson. The latter 
couple had two other sons, William F. and Edward R. 
Owens, and two daughters, Jennie and Elizabeth C. 
(Mrs. A. R. Parkhurst). Maria L,. (Bowie) Owens died 


Issue : 

1 James' Owens, Jr. 

2 Robert' Bowie Owens. Graduated with high honors 

at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and though 
not twenty-one years of age was, upon the recom- 
mendation of the faculty, called to the Chair of 
Electricity in the State University, at Lincoln, 
Nebraska. The management sent Professor Owens 
to Scotland in the interests of science, and on his 
return he was placed in charge of the Electrical 
Exhibit at the World's Fair in Chicago, 1893. In 
1898 Professor Owens was tendered the Chair of 
"Applied Science," by the faculty of the McGill 
University, Montreal, Canada, an honor seldom con- 
ferred on one so young. He accepted the call, and 
is now in Montreal. Is unmarried. 

3 Dr. French' Owens. Resides in Marlborough, 

Maryland. In April, 1898, married Florence, 
daughter of Mordacai Plummer and the latter's first 
wife, Addie, a daughter of Governor Pratt. 

4 Maria' Louise Owens. 

VII Margaret** Hai^i. Bowie, b. April 30, 1841 ; m. in 1869, 
William W. Hemsley, of Queen Anne County, Maryland. 
They reside in Baltimore, Maryland. 
Issue : 

1 Pauwne' Forbes Hemsi.ev, m. C. W. Price, of Balti- 

more County. 
Issue : 

1 HEI.EN* Maria Price. 

2 Maude® Annita Price. 

3 Edith« ESTE1.1.E Price. 

2 Guy' Hemsley. 


4 Anna' Lea Hemsley. 

VIII Amelia^ Margaret Bowie, b. February 20, 1843 1 «i- 
Edwin Gott, of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. She 
died leaving 
Issue : 
I Edwin' Gott, Jr. 

Wo. 48. 

Gen. Thomas' Fielder Bowie, (Thomas^ Contee 
Bowie. Capt. Fielder' Bowie. Allen- Bowie, Sr. 


JOHN^ Bowie, Sr.) second son of Thomas Contee Bowie 
and his wife, Mary Mackall (Wootton, Bowie) Bowie, was 
born April 7, 1808, at " Essington," Queen Anne District, 
Prince George's County, Maryland. 

When a small boy he was sent to Charlotte Hall 
Academy, in St. Mary's County, and from there to Union 

Oen. Thomas Fielder Bowie. 

College, Schenectady, New York, where he graduated 
with high honors. While at Union he was a member of 
the " Sigma Psi " Society and was president of the 
" Delphic Oracle" Debating Society. 

Upon leaving college he studied law with his brother- 
in-law, Hon. Reverdy Johnson, and was admitted to the 


bar in Upper Marlborough when he reached his twenty- 
first year. 

About this time the Grecian struggle for independence 
was attracting the civilized world, and the boy, burning 
with youthful ardor and love of liberty, desired to fight 
for Greece. He consulted Henry Clay, whose letters 
(now in possession of the family) show that the great 
American advised against so rash a step, and young Bowie 
deferred to the superior judgment of the celebrated states- 

A close and omnivorous reader, energetic and industri- 
ous, Thomas F. Bowie soon gained a conspicuous position 
at the Marlborough bar, where such intellectual giants 
as Thomas S. Alexander, Thomas G. Pratt (later governor), 
John B. Brooke, Sr., Robert G. Brent, and John M. S. 
Causin were building a State and national reputation. 

Excelled by few in legal knowledge, endowed with 
wonderful eloquence, his close reasoning and forcible 
presentation of his cases gained him a large and lucrative 
practice, and he was engaged as counsel in all the " causes 
celebres " of lower Maryland. Among the latter may be 
mentioned the "Crawford" and " Notely Young" will 
cases and many other noted suits in which he achieved 
much distinction. A man of commanding presence — 
standing over six feet and weighing more than two hun- 
dred pounds — possessing a deep, powerful voice, he awoke 
the enthusiasm of the crowds who were wont to hear him 

lyike many others of his family, he early entered the 
field of politics and was elected Deputy Attorney-General for 
Prince George's County several different times, in all hold- 
ing the office sixteen years. Was three times elected to the 
State Legislature, defeating his cousin. Col. William D. 
Bowie, the Democratic leader. In 1842 he was commis- 
sioned by the governor major of militia, and in 1843, 
though but thirty-six years of age, was urged by his ad- 
mirers to become a candidate for the governorship. His 


name was placed before the people, but his half-brother, 
Col. William T. Wootton, and his uncle, Hon. Robert W. 
Bowie, of Mattaponi, were each ambitious at the same 
time to be the next governor. All three men wielded 
great influence in their party — each was of conceded ability 
— but their struggle for pre-eminence resulted in mutual 
defeat. When the nominating convention was held it be- 
came at once apparent that these three candidates over- 
shadowed all other aspirants, and that the delegates were 
almost equally divided in their preference for these men 
of one family. As neither could muster sufficient votes 
to secure the prize, a " deadlock " resulted in the conven- 
tion, which remained unbroken for three days. A caucus 
was then held ; a committee selected to wait upon the 
three candidates and to say that the members of the con- 
vention had decided to nominate any one of the three 
relatives which two of them might select. Unless the 
candidates could agree among themselves that two of their 
number should withdraw in favor of the third, the con- 
vention would be forced to select another candidate to 
prevent the party from being wrecked by divisions. The 
committee added : " As you are all of the same family we 
hope that you will arrange the matter between yourselves 
ere morning, for we are anxious to make' one of you our 
standard-bearer. Unless you do this, however, we shall 
be compelled to make an outside selection for party har- 
mony." Unfortunately, the relatives could not agree as 
to ivho should withdraw, and Mr. Robert W. Bowie threw 
his support to Thomas G. Pratt, who was nominated and 
elected a few months later. 

The coolness between the uncle and nephews resulting 
from this affair existed a long time, and their mutual oppo- 
sition in politics prevented each from achieving that suc- 
cess which they might otherwise have accomplished by 
united efforts. In 1844 Governor Pratt appointed Thomas 
F. Bowie colonel of militia, a year later brigadier-general, 
and upon the death of General Matthews he was commis- 


sioned major-general of the Maryland forces. In 185 1 
his name was presented as a candidate for Congress against 
his cousin, Judge Richard J. Bowie, the then incumbent 
from the Fifth District. Another inharmonious conven- 
tion was held, and resulted in "a split." Judge Bowie 
was nominated by " the regulars," and General Bowie by 
the " Independent " Whigs. At the previous election 
Judge Bowie had been elected practically without opposi- 
tion, but in this year narrowly escaped defeat, General 
Bowie losing by a very narrow margin. In 1851 the lat- 
ter was chosen as a delegate to the State Constitutional 
Convention, was a member of the Judicial Connnittee 
selected by the convention, and assisted in framing the 
Constitution adopted by the State the same year. In 1852 
he was elected as " Presidential Elector" and cast his vote 
for Scott and Graham. In 1855 he was nominated by 
the Whig party and elected a member of the Thirty-Fourth 
Congress, United States. In 1857 was renominated and 
elected by the largest majority ever received by any repre- 
sentative of the Fifth District ; his candidacy having been 
endorsed by the democrats, as well as a majority of the 
disrupted Whig party. In 1859 General Bowie was de- 
feated in convention for a third nomination. The meet- 
ing was a stormy one. A number of ambitious candidates 
finally united their forces, a "deadlock" followed, which 
was only broken by the withdrawal from General Bowie 
of the vote and influence of his young cousin, Walter 
Bowie, one of the delegates from Prince George's County. 
This relative was later a distinguished Confederate officer 
under General Mosby, and headed several raids into Mary- 
land, in one of which he finally fell October, 1864. 
While in Congress, General Bowie is said to have greatly 
added to his reputation by a number of able speeches on 
the admission of Oregon, and also one commenting upon 
President Pierce's Message. These deliverances have 
been ranked with the best orations heard in that Congress. 
President Filmore was much impressed with his legal 


ability and tendered him a place in his Cabinet, but 
owing to some differences of opinion as to policy the 
offer was withdrawn. 

General Bowie was devoted to agriculture and became 
a large land and slave-owner, possessing more than two 
thousand acres. One plantation of thirteen hundred 
acres he named " Cheltenham," because of its healthful- 
ness and pure water. This farm is now owned by the 
State, and on it is located the large colored reformatory 
near Cheltenham Station, which took its name from this 
land. For many years, as corresponding secretary of the 
State Agricultural Society, he took a prominent part at 
all of its meetings, and his able speeches annually de- 
livered before the Board attracted wide attention. He 
was a delegate to the Tobacco Growers' Convention, held 
in Washington, to protest against the enormous duties 
levied by Europeon countries upon our export of the leaf. 
His speech before that convention, wherein he gave statis- 
tics showing that France and England supported their en- 
tire navies with the millions thus raised upon our labor, 
startled the country, and resulted in Congressional action 
which finally effected an amelioration of the excessive 

His love of agriculture extended to the raising of blood- 
ed stock, and he was corresponding secretary of the Mary- 
land Jockey Club. He imported the noted stallion 
"John Bull," and owned such well-known racers as 
" Harvey Burch," " Flora Hastings," and " Lady Cleve- 
land." He was one of the early advocates for building 
the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad. With his brother, 
Robert Bowie, his cousins, William D. Bowie, Oden 
Bowie, and Walter W. W. Bowie, he earnestly and per- 
sistingly worked for the accomplishment of that design. 
Finally, when the road was incorporated in 1853, General 
Bowie and Col. Walter W. W. Bowie were two of its 
charter members, Oden Bowie its president, and Col. 
William D. Bowie a director. General Bowie resided in 


a large house which he built in Upper Marlborough, its 
lofty and beautiful rooms enabling him to dispense that 
hospitality he so well loved. This building, situated in 
the heart of the village, is now the " Town Hall," and on 
the grounds in its rear, where was once the garden, now 
stands the new courthouse. 

November 11, 1830, Thomas F. Bowie was married to 
Catherine Harrison Waring, daughter of Henry Waring, of 
" Mount Pleasant," and his wife, Sarah (Harrison) Waring. 
The latter was a daughter of John Harrison, of George- 
town, D. C, and his wife, Catherine Contee, daughter of 
Alexander Contee, the emigrant. (See Contee.) Mrs. 
Harrison reached the age of ninety-eight years, and, to 
the last, was an ardent Tory. Her daughter, Mrs. War- 
ing, lived to be ninety-six, and was a devoted member of 
the Episcopal Church. Mr. Waring was a direct de- 
scendant of Capt. Sampson Waring, the English emigrant 
to Maryland in 1645. (See Waring.) Mrs. Bowie was a 
woman of uncommon beauty, and devoted wife and 
mother. Her death, June 2, 1849, when in her forty- 
second year, was caused by contracting erysipelas while 
nursing her husband through an attack of that disease. 
Six years later, July 24, 1855, General Bowie married 
Virginia Griffith, daughter of Luke Griffith, of Hartford 
County, Mar} land, and the heiress of her uncle, Edward 
Griffith, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Her mother was a 
Quakeress, and a member of the Haywood family, of 

The brilliant career of General Bowie terminated 
October 31, 1869, in the town of Upper Marlborough 
where his manhood was spent, and where his talents 
were so well known. He was buried near his first wife 
at "Mount Pleasant," where marble monuments were 
erected to both. His widow removed to Baltimore with 
her little son, and died there February 5, 1895. Her 
remains were placed in the Griffith vault in Greenwood 


Cemetery. She is remembered as a handsome woman of 
generous disposition and warm heart. 

The issue of Gen. T. F. Bowie and his first wife : 

I Henry** Waring Bowie, b. September 2, 1832; d. in 


II Henry^ Bowie, b. June 5, 1834 (twin) ; d. in infancy. 

III Thomas'^ Bowie, b. June 5, 1834 (twin) ; d. in infancy. 
67 IV Thomas" Fielder Bowie, Jr., b. May 14, 1836; m. Eliza- 
beth M. Worthington. 

V Sarah^ Louise Bowie, b. April 17,1838; m. October 11, 

i860, to William Worthington, son of Walter B. C. 
Worthington. (See Worthington Note.) She is said to 
have been one of the most beautiful women in the State. 
She was left a widow in 1870. 
Issue : 

1 Catherine' Harrison Worthington, b. 1862 ; m. 

in Washington to Ralph Plater Stull. No issue. 

2 Henrietta' Priscilla Worthington, b. 1865; m. 

1887 to E. N. Lancaster, of Rhode Island. Issue, 
six children. (See Worthington.) 

3 Wai^ter' B. C. Worthington, b. March 14, 1867 ; 


VI Henry" ConTEE Bowie, b. May 18, 1840. Educated for the 

bar, but entered the Confederate Army in 1861, and 
served in Dement's Battery, Maryland Line. He won 
a reputation for such coolness and bravery in the face of 
danger that his comrades still speak of him as one of 
the most superb soldiers of that gallant army. Many 
anecdotes are related of his courage. On one occasion, 
during a desperate artillery engagement, a shell with a 
burning fuse fell in the battery. The gunners threw 
themselves upon the ground to escape, if possible, the 
deadly explosion, while " Hal "Bowie, stepping quickly 
to the smoking missile, picked it up, and, walking to 
the edge of the embankment, cast it far from him. The 
explosion resulted harmlessly. He contracted a fever 
in the trenches, which ended his life in a Richmond 
hospital October 24, 1864, and he lies with hundreds of 
other " Boys in Gray" in a Richmond cemetery. 

VII Mary® Mackali, Bowie, b. August 22, 1841 ; m. October 

26, 1869, Thomas Clagett, son of Thomas Clagett, Sr., of 
Issue : 

1 Thomas' CiyAGETT, b. 1870 ; d. in infancy. 

2 Chari,es' Thomas Ci^agett, b. July, 1873. 

3 Henry' Contee Bowie Ci^agett, b. July 20, 1876. 


4 Reverdy' Johnson Clagett, b. January 25, 1877 ; m. 

January 25, 1899, Kate E. Mcintosh. 

5 Thomas' Fielder Bowie Ci,agett, b. September 4, 


6 Myer' Lewin Clagett, b. August, 1880 ; d. an infant. 

VIII Ei,i,EN® Waring Bowie, b. July 12, 1843 I single. 

IX Edith* Pi^anTagenet Bowie, b. July 12, 1845 ; m. June 7, 

1866, Joseph Kent Roberts, Jr., a lawyer, member of 
the State Legislature, Collector of Internal Revenue at 
Baltimore, and Chairman of the Democratic Committee. 
He died October i, 1888. 
Issue : 

1 SALUE'WARINGROBERTS,b. August3i, 1867 ; m. 1888, 

William Stanley, a lawyer, and son of Rev. Harvey 
Stanley. He died March 3, 1890. 
Issue : 
I Edith* Stanley, b. 1889. 

2 Joseph' Kent Roberts, b. December, 1872. Member 

of the Marlboro' bar. Married November 11, 1896, 
Alice, daughter of Judge George B. Merrick and his 
wife, Alice Waring. Judge Merrick is a son of the 
late Richard Merrick, United States Senator, and 
his wife, the sister of Governor Thomas, of St. Mary's 
Issue : 
I Alice* Waring Roberts, b. 1898. 

3 Bowie' Roberts, b. July, 1876. Patent attorney, 

Washington, D. C. 
The issue of Gen. Thomas F. Bowie and his second wife, Virginia 
Griffith, was : 

I Edward^ Griffith Bowie, d. in infancy. 

II Alexander® Bowie, d. in infancy, 

III Robert* Bruce Bowie, b. July 9, 1865. Graduated at 

Princeton, New Jersey. Was admitted to the bar at 
Towson, Maryland. Graduated in civil engineering, 
which he has adopted as his profession, and resides in 
Baltimore. Became a member of the 5th Regiment, 
Maryland National Guard, and was elected a lieutenant 
in 1896. In May, 1898, he was commissioned captain of 
Company A,, and went south with the regiment in June 
for active service in the war with Spain, but his division 
was held in Tampa, where he was when hostilities 


JTo. 49. 

Dr. Allen' Thomas Bowie, (Thomas^ Contee 
Bowie. Capt. Fielder'^ Bowie. Allen- Bowie, Sr. 
JOHN^ Bowie, Sr., emigrant) the posthumous child of 
Thomas Contee Bowie and his wife, Mary Mackall Bowie, 

Dr. Alien Thoiua!^ Bowie. 

daughter of Gov. Robert Bowie, was born August 24, 
1813, at Essington, near Upper Marlboro', Prince George's 
County, Maryland. 

At the personal request of Bishop Chase, of Ohio, he 
was sent to Kenyon College, Gambler County, Ohio. He 
left Kenyon ere graduation, and then studied medicine at 



Baltimore (Maryland) Medical College, where he received 
his diploma in 1836, and in the same year went to 
Natchez, Mississippi. He practiced his profession a short 
time at Port Gibson, Mississippi. 

April 14, 1838, he married Matilda Jane Routh at 
" Oakland," the home of lier father, John Routh, the Rev. 

Mrs. Allen Thoiiia^^ Bowie, Sr. 

Dr. Winchester officiating. " Oakland " was within the 
present limits of the city of Natchez. After his marriage 
Dr. Bowie moved to lyouisiana, abandoned the practice of 
medicine and engaged largely in cotton-planting. 

He acquired a magnificent estate known as the " Frank- 
lin " and "Glen Allen" plantations, lying along two sides 


of the lovely shores of Lake St. Joseph, in Tensas Parish, 
Louisiana. On the " Franklin " plantation, opposite 
" Glen Allen," he built his home, which was one of the most 
splendid private residences in the South. This palatial 
building contained upward of twenty rooms, large halls, and 
wide galleries. It was furnished with exquisite taste and 
luxury. Sloping to the waters of the lake (seen across 
the public road that wound around its curved shores) 
stretched a spacious lawn ; deer roamed beneath the forest • 
trees in an adjacent park ; numerous parterres of rare 
flowers, diversified a scene whose natural beauty needed 
little to enhance it. Within the building was a carefully 
selected library, and the walls were hung with rare paint- 
ings and costly mirrors. In the music room were a 
variety of fine instruments ; a billiard room ; pleasure 
boats on the sparkling waters of the lake, and blooded 
horses in the stables, broken to the saddle or harness, 
were among the pleasures Dr. Bowie provided for the 
entertainment of his friends and family. 

Climate, locality, taste, and wealth, combined in 
creating an earthly paradise, which, notwithstanding or 
because of its charms, was doomed in a few years to 
destruction by the torch of an invading army. 

Dr. Bowie was like most gentlemen of the South, fond 
of politics ; a ready and forcible speaker, his addresses, 
generally impromptu, abounded with grace and wit. At 
the outbreak of the Civil War he was opposed to secession, 
and bitterly denounced such action in a letter addressed 
to a mass meeting held in his State, declaring, " Rather 
than disunion, I would vote to elevate my Nogro coach- 
man to the Presidency. I am a Union man ; I love the 
North, I love the East, the West, the South ; the whole 
Union. I go for the Union first, last, and forever, against 
the combined plots and machinations of every people on 
earth." When war was however declared, being a " State 
Right's man," his lot and his fortune were cast with 
Louisiana when she seceded, and his three sons entered 


the Confederate Army. His home burned, his princely 
fortune lost, he returned to Natchez and became identi- 
fied with every public work, whether political or chari- 

The following is an extract from the first volume of the 
Memoirs of Gen. W. T. Sherman, descriptive of " Frank- 
lin " and its fall : 

"Along the Bayou, or Lake St. Joseph, were many verj- fine cotton 
plantations, and I especially recall that of a Mr. Bowie, brother-in- 
law to the Hon. Reverdy Johnson, of Baltimore. The house was very 
handsome, with a fine and extensive plot in front * * * We dis- 
mounted and walked into the house. On the front porch I found 
a magnificent grand piano, with some satin-covered armchairs, in 
one of which sat a Union soldier (one of McPherson's men) with his 
muddy feet on the ivory keys of the piano, his musket and knapsack 
lying on the porch. I asked him what he was doing there. He 
answered, ' Taking a rest.' This was manifest, and I started him in 
a hurry to overtake his command. The house was tenantless and 
had been ransacked; articles of dress, books, etc., were strewn 
about. A handsome boudoir cabinet, with mirror front, had been 
thrown down, striking a French bedstead, shivering the glass. The 
library was extensive, containing a fine collection of books, and 
hanging on the walls were two full-length portraits of Reverdy John- 
son and his wife ; the latter (one of the most beautiful ladies of our 
country) I had been acquainted with in Washington at the time of 
General Taylor's administration. Behind the house was the usual 
double row of cabins called ' Quarters.' There I found an old Negro 
(a family servant), with several women, whom I sent to the house to 
put things in order ; telling the old man that other troops would 
follow, and he must stand on the porch and tell &\\y officer who 
came along that the property belonged to Mr. Bowie, who was a 
brother-in-law of our friend Reverdy Johnson of Baltimore, and ask 
them to see that no further harm was done. Soon after we left I 
saw some Negroes conveying away furniture which manifestly be- 
longed to the house, and compelled them to carry it back. After 
reaching camp at 'Hard Times' that night 1 sent a wagon to the 
Bowie plantation to bring up to Dr. HoUingsworth's house the two 
portraits for safe-keeping, but before the wagon had reached it the 
house was burned, whether by some of our men or by Negroes I have 
never learned." 

With this account of General Sherman's, contrast an 
extract from a speech of Gen. James M. Tuttle, of Iowa, 
made at Des Moines during the Hayes and Wheeler cam- 
paign : 

"Some one on the Lower Mississippi writes to a St. Louis paper 
wondering if I am the General Tuttle whose troops on the march 
from Minikin's Bend to Grand Gulf burned so many fine houses on 
Lake St. Joseph — among them the finest residence in all the South- 
ern country, that of Dr. Bowie. I am the man ! The Bowie mansion 


was the finest and grandest house I ever saw or read about. The 
house and furniture were said to have cost five hundred thousand 
dollars. The upholstering was grand, beyond all description. I 
found a number of Union soldiers in the house lounging around in 
their muddy boots enjoying the luxuries. After about half of my 
division had passed and I was about two or three miles away I looked 
back, attracted by an immense blaze, and the Bowie house was gone. 
I suppose ive could have prevented their burning it if we had made it 
a specialty ! I expect, too, that it was burned by some of my own 
boys ! In fact, I do not doubt that it was !" 

The Negroes rescued some of the portraits, hid them in 
a poultry house, and they were afterwards restored to the 
family. Mrs. Johnson's, which was a full-length, copied 
from the orginal by Sully, was cut in two, and the upper 
half taken away by one of the soldiers, but it was recov- 
ered after the war and returned through a friend to Dr. 
Bowie, it having been recognized, and a Union staff officer 
who had the picture upon hearing who owned it, returned 
it to its proprietor with a polite note. The portrait of 
Dr. Bowie's mother, Mrs. Polly Bowie, was defaced by 
bayonet thrusts — one under the eye can be easily seen in 
the photographic copy. This portrait was painted by 
Peel. Much of the family plate was saved by being 
placed in casks, and, upon the approach of the Union 
troops, sunken in the waters of a well at Alexandria, 
Louisiana, where it was taken, and later removed to 
Texas. The portraits of the family that were rescued 
are now in the possession of Capt. Allen T. Bowie, of 
Natchez, a son of the Doctor. 

The latter years of Dr. Bowie were passed in Natchez. 
He was president of the Reading and Social Exchange 
Club, a member of the Agricultural and Mechanical Asso- 
ciation of Natchez, and a vestryman of Trinity Episcopal 
Church. His death occurred September 12, 1872, and he 
is buried at Natchez. All the leading papers of Natchez 
and St. Joseph published articles at the time of his death 
deploring his loss and eulogizing his character. The vari- 
ous clubs and associations of which he was a member, 
assembled and passed resolutions of commendation and 
regret. His wife, Mrs. Matilda Jane Bowie, survived him 


until March 7, 1882, when she was laid to rest by his 

Mrs. Bowie's grandfather, Job Routh, was one of the 
very earliest American settlers of Natchez. An acquaint- 
ance, in speaking of her, said, '' In her youth she was an 
ornament to society, and, in her mature years, a model of 
domestic devotion." Her mother's maiden name was 
Anne Smith. Her father, John Routh, a splendid looking 
man, standing six feet four in his stockings, resided on his 
"Holly Wood" plantation, on Lake St. Joseph. In 1813 
he was one of the defenders of New Orleans, and one 
of the heroes of " Chalmet ;" a member of the " Wilkin- 
son Rifles," a company raised in Natchez, who, in their 
eagerness to reach New Orleans when that city was 
menaced by the British, floated down the Mississippi in a 

He was said to have been the largest cotton-planter in 
the Southwest. He died October 11, 1867, 

The issue of Dr. Allen T. Bowie and his wife, Matilda Jane (Routh) 
Bowie, was : 

68 I JOHN« Routh Bowie, b. April 14, 1839; m. January 15, 
1861 ; d. 1878. 

09 II Allen* Thomas Bowie, Jr., b. August 17, 1840; m. Nov- 
ember 21, 1867. 

70 III Thomas* Contee Bowie, b. October 14, 1841 ; m. May 7, 
1866 ; d. 1880. 
IV Anne* Routh Bowie, b. February 27, 1843 ; d. at Natchez 
of yellow fever October lo, 1871. The Natchez Courier 
when announcing her death said: "Highly educated, 
dignified in deportment, and blessed with many accom- 
plishments, she won love and respect wherever she 

Xo. 50. 

Allen^ Perrie Bowie, (Eversfield* Bowie. Capt. 
Fielder^ Bowie. Allen- Bowie, Sr. John' Bowie, 



Sr.) eldest son of Eversfield Bowie and his wife, Elizabeth 
Bowie (Lane) Bowie, was born near Nottingham, Prince 
George's County, March 6, 1807. Scarcely nine years 
old when his father died, lie soon learned self-reliance and 
became the mainstay of his mother, and her younger child- 
ren. Though his inheritance was a goodly estate, much 

Allen Perrie Bowie. 

of it was frittered away by those having the management 
of it before Allen was old enough to assume possession. 
But by strict business habits and industry, together with 
a small legacy left him by his maternal grandmother, 
Barbara (Brooke) Lane, his energy was early crowned with 
success, and he acquired a large property, part of which 


was the estate known as " Oakland," near Marlborough, 
now owned by Mrs. Robert Clagett. Allen Bowie lived 
some years at " Oakland," but finally exchanged it with 
Judge Thomas William Clagett for a much larger tract 
known as "Cleveland," near Forestville. 

A practical farmer, and taking great interest in agricul- 

Mrs. Allen Perrie Bowie. 

tural matters, he was frequently mentioned in the 
reports of the county fairs, and was often awarded 
prizes for his fine stock. He was a justice of the 
peace, public school commissioner, and for several 
years judge of the Orphan's Court. The plantation near 
Nottingham, known as " Leitli " or " Half Pone," which 


has been the property of his grandfather, was bought by 
Mr. Bowie about 1850, thus it again came back into the 
Bowie family. On December 27, 1831, he married Mel- 
vina Harper Berry, who, born October 26, 1813, was the 
daughter of Dr. John Eversfield Berry and his wife, Rachel 
Wells Harper. (See Harper Note at the foot of this 
article.) The latter was the daughter of Samuel Harper, 
of Alexandria, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Dr. Rich- 
ard Brooke and Sarah Gantt, his wife. (See Berry, 
Eversfield and Brooke Sketches.) Allen P. Bowie died 
October 10, 1856, and is buried in the Congressional 
Cemetery in Washington. His clear judgment and un- 
blemished integrity gained the respect and esteem of all 
who knew him, as attested by the publications in the 
local press at the time of his death. His widow survived 
him until May 20, 1894, when she died in Baltimore at 
the home of her son, and was interred by the side of her 

The issue of Allen P. and Melvina Bowie : 

I Ci.ARENCE*' Linden Bowie, b. September 23, 1832. Re- 

sided on his farm near Forestville. Died single January 
4, 1889. 

II Rachel" Alice Bowie, b. November 15, 1833 ; m. Decem- 

ber I, 1857, to Frank Tolson, of same couhty. 
Issue : 

1 Aune' Tolson, single. 

2 Florence' Pinckney Tolson, d. single. 

3 Allen' Bowie Tolson. 

4 Elizabeth' Bowie Tolson, m. 1896, Wentworth Childs 

71 III John'' Eversfield Bowie, b. March 26, 1835; m. Jennie 

Morsell; d. 1874. 
*il% IV Clifford** Napoleon Bowie, b. March 17, 1837 ; m. Mary 

E. Irvine. 

V Elizabeth* Anne Bowie, b. December 12, 1838 ; single. 

VI Allen* p. Bowie, b. November 15, 1840; d. June 21, 1848. 

VII Florence" Elmore Bowie, b. September 23, 1842 ; m. 

October 2, 1877, to John ly. Edwards, of Washington, a 
widower with two daughters. 
Issue : 

I John' LEwis Edwards, Jr., b. 1878. 


VIII Mary* Melvina Bowie, b. November 23, 1844 ; single. 
73 IX Dr. Howard* Strafford Bowie, b. August 10, 1846 ; m. 
Laura V. Berkeley. 

X Virginia* Harper Bowie, b. May i, 1848; d. April 18, 

1893; single. 

XI Albert* Brooke Bowie, b. November 13, 1849 (twin) ; 


XII Victoria* Aune Bowie, b. November 13, 1849 (twin) ; 


XIII Eugene* H. Bowie, b. November i, 1853; "i- Elizabeth 

Clagett Berry, daughter of Zachariah Berry ; lives in 
Baltimore. No issue. 


Harper. This is an old Virginia family which claims descent 
from one Sir John Harper, who, about 1191, was knighted hy Richard 
Coeur de Lion for gallantry against the Saracens at the battle of 
Askelon. A descendant of this Sir John Harper was one 

John Harper, " Gentleman," who emigrated to Jamestown, Vir- 
ginia, about 1615. He left a large family. A descendant of his 

John Harper, born near the James River in 1728, removed to 
Alexandria, then called " Belle Haven," and became a wealthy mer- 
chant and shipowner. He died in 1803, leaving a large family, viz : 

1 John Harper, Jr., m. Margaret West. 

2 Robert Harper, m. Sallie Washington, daughter of John 


3 Capt. William Harper, of the Revolutionary Army, m. 

Mary Scull. 

4 Joshua Harper, m. daughter of Governor Thomas, of Mary- 


5 Charles Harper, m. Janey. 

6 Joseph Harper, 

7 James Harper, m. Miss Ward. ■ 

8 Samuel Harper. 

Samuel Harper, Sr., eighth child of John, was born 1765 ; removed 
to Prince George's County, Maryland, and married July 23, 1789, 
Sarah Brooke, daughter of Dr. Richard Brooke and his wife, Rachel 
Gantt. He had several children : 

I Samuel Brooke Harper, b. 1790, m. first his cousin, daugh- 
ter of John Harper, and secondly Miss Magruder. 


2 Rachel Wells Harper, m. Dr. John Eversfield Berry. (See 
Berry and Allen P. Bowie.) 

Among other descendants of the emigrant John Harper, were Dr. 
James Harper of Upper Marlboro', Maryland, and his brother Dr. 
Robert Harper. They were members of a branch of the family which 
settled in Norfolk, Virginia, their father being Maj. James Harper 
of the Revolutionary Army. Descended from yet another branch of 
the same family, was the distinguished Robert Goodloe Harper, who, 
born near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 1765, graduated at Princeton 
and settled in Baltimore, Maryland. He was elected to Congress and 
later to the United States Senate. He married Catherine, daughter 
of Charles Carroll, " of CarroUton." 

No. 51. 

Frederick' Joseph Bowie, (John^ Fraser 
Bowie. Capt, Fielder^ Bowie. Allen^ Bowie, Sr. 
JOHN^ Bowie, Sr.) youngest son of Maj. John Fraser 
Bowie and his first wife, Mary (Calvert) Bowie, was born 
in Maryland in 181 2, while his parents were visiting in 
that State. Grew up in Mississippi and settled upon a 
cotton plantation in Copiah County, having removed from 
Adams County, where, in 1836, he married Catherine Ann 
Miller, daughter of Thomas Glen Miller and the latter's 
wife, Parthenia Elizabeth Rowan. In 1861, though then 
forty-eight years of age, he enlisted in Maj. B. F. Marlin's 
battalion of Mississippi Volunteers, and served throughout 
the four years of the Civil War ; his eldest son being a 
member of the same regiment. The war over, he re- 
turned to his plantation, where he continued to reside 
until his death in 1887, having outlived his wife several 

Issue : 

Mary* Rowan Bowie, b. 1837; m., i860, Thomas R. E. 
Warner, of Copiah County, a cotton-planter, a man of 
fine physique, standing six feet nine inches in his stock- 
ings. Was in the Confedarate Army. 


Issue : 

1 Daniel' Warner, b. 1861. 

2 Charlotte' Wilmouth Warner, b. 1863. 

3 Frederick' Warner, b. 1865. 

4 James' Warner, b. 1867. 

II Thomas" Miller Bowie, b. 1841. Served in the Confed- 

erate Army in the 12th Mississippi Regiment with his 
father. Single. 

III Fannie" Calvert Bowie, b. 1847 ; m. in 1874, David W. 

Simmons, of Copiah County, Mississippi. He is a 
son of the Rev. Thomas Simmons, a brother of Rev. W. 
W. Simmons and Dr. Franklin W. Simmons, ex-member 
of the Texas Legislature and Mayor of Yeocum, Texas. 
David W. Simmons served in the Confederate Army, 
was assessor of Copiah County, is a planter, and lives in 
Martinsville, Mississippi. 
Issue : 

1 David' Glen Simmons, b. 1875. 

2 Thomas' Mumford Simmons, b. 1877. 

3 Earnest' Frederick Simmons, b. 1880. 

4 Anna' Pearl Simmons, b. 1881. 

5 Bertha' P. Simmons, b. 1883. 

6 Lucian' L. Simmons, b. 1885. 

7 Carl' Lamar Simmons, b. 1887. 

8 Mary' B. Simmons, b. 1889, 

IV Parthenia" Elizabeth Bowie, b. 1847 ; m. 1872, George 

W. Kilcrease. 
Issue : 

1 James' Edgar Kilcrease, b. 1874. 

2 Florence' Kilcrease, b. 1876, 

3 Frederick' Kilcrease, b. 1878. 

4 Dennis' Kilcrease, b. 1880. 

V Mumford" Bowie, b. 1853 ! ^- 1875, Mary Compton ; d. 

1879. No issue. His widow married John W. Newton. 

VI Sarah" Charlotte Bowie, b. 1855; single. 

VII Josephine" Glen Bowie, b. 1858 ; m. 1896, Louis U. King. 

VIII Leonard" Wilkerson Bowie, b. 1861 ; m. 1893, Mary L. 

Steel. Lives at Wesson, Mississippi. 
Issue : 

1 Montfort' Ellicott Bowie, b. 1895. 

2 Milba' Miller Bowie, b. 1897. 

William^ Dnckett Bowie, (William^ Bowie, " of 


Walter." Walter^ Bowie, Sr. William-^ Bowie, Sr. 
John' Bowie, Sr.) eldest child of William Bowie, " of 
Walter," and his wife, Catherine (Duckett) Bowie, was 
born at " Fairview," Prince George's County, Maryland, 
October 7, 1803. His grandfather, Baruch Duckett, de- 
vised hiui a valuable estate near Collington, where he 

Colonel IVilliam Duckett Bowie. 

settled after leaving college, but by the death of his two 
brothers, and by purchasing the interests of his sisters, 
he came into the possession of " Fairview," which he 
then made his home. He was his father's executor, and 
by the will of his uncle, Daniel Bowie, inherited all of the 
latter's land, which, with his other property made him 


one of the wealthiest planters in Prince George's County. 
A tall, handsome man, with bright, dark eyes and strong 
features, endowed with a clear, vigorous and well-bal- 
anced mind, he was yet more highly esteemed for the 
sound principles which added greater luster to his 
character. So generally was his worth appreciated, that 
he might have occupied some of the highest official posi- 
tions had his ambition been for public life. Although 
ever interested in political matters, and a forcible speaker, 
his tastes led him mostly to the retired paths of his well- 
regulated plantations and the comforts of domestic life, 
though, on several occasious, he was induced to allow his 
name to be brought before the people. In 1830 he and his 
uncle, Walter Bowie, Jr., were appointed by the governor 
members of the Levy Court. In 1831 he was a delegate 
to the Congressional Convention. In 1838 he was nomi- 
nated by the Democrats for the Legislature, but defeated by 
his cousin. Gen. Thomas F. Bowie, the Whig candidate. 
Again the following year he was defeated by General 
Bowie, but in 1840 he overcome the large Whig vote 
and was elected to the House of Delegates, in which he 
served two terms. He was then pitted against that old 
veteran Whig leader, Robert W. Bowie, of " Mattaponi," 
who was considered by his party to be almost invincible, 
but was triumphantly elected to the State Senate, and re- 
elected at the expiration of his term. He was among the 
first to recognize the benefits to be derived by his com- 
munity if a railroad should be built through Southern 
Maryland, and to his efforts, jointly with those of his sou 
Oden, and their relatives, Robert, Walter and Thomas F. 
Bowie, is due the construction of the Baltimore & Poto- 
mac Railroad. When that company was organized, he 
was elected one of its directors, and was regularly re- 
elected by the stock-holders for a number of years. 

The governor appointed him a colonel of militia and 
later commissioned him general of the State troops, but 


until the day of his death he was known as "Col." Wil- 
liam D. Bowie. 

On February 8, 1825, he was married at "Bellefield" 
to Eliza Mary, daughter of Benjamin Oden, Sr., and the 
latter's first wife, Rachel Sophia West. By this union 
there were five children, and he was left a widower in 
1849. On January 7, 1854, he married Mary Oden, his 
first wife's half-sister, daughter of Benjamin Oden, Sr., 
and his second wife, Harriet Black West, sister of the first 
Mrs. Oden. Shortly after this marriage Colonel Bowie 
conveyed " Fairview " to his eldest son, Oden Bowie, and 
removed to " Bellefield " (near Croome, in Nottingham dis- 
trict), the lovely old colonial home of his second wife. In 
this old brick mansion, which his skillful management 
surrounded by a highly productive plantation of twelve 
hundred acres, he passed the remainder of his years, 
leaving it for no length of time until the winter before his 
death, which he spent in Baltimore. He was an enthusi- 
astic breeder of stock and his Southdown sheep and Here- 
ford cattle were famous throughout the State. 

His estimable wife died in Baltimore, March, 1873, ^"^ 
is buried at St. Thomas' Church, Croome. Colonel Bowie 
died at " Bellefield " July 18, 1873, and is interred at 
"Fairview." Benjamin Oden, Sr,, father of both of 
Colonel Bowie's wives, was a very large land-owner, and 
was born in 1762. When a young man he had charge of 
some of the mercantile interests of Stephen West, accumu- 
lated much property and married two of Mr. West's 
daughters. He then bought " Bellefield " (which had 
originally been the property of Patrick Sim, ancestor of 
Gov. Thomas Sim Lee), and which was then known as 
"Sim's Delight," the fine double brick house having 
been built by the Sims more than a century ago. Mr. 
Oden was married at " The Woodyard," the famous old 
home of the Wests, on January 27, 1 791, by the Rev. 
William Duke, who also officiated at his second wedding, 


August 22, 1 8 13, when he manied the younger sister. 
He died in 1829, having had 

Issue : 

I Maria- OdEn, ni. ist James MuUikin, 2d Rev. Mr. Jack- 

Issue by first husband : 

1 James'^ Mui<i.ikin. 

2 Benjamin'' Muli^ikin. 
Issue by second husband : 

I Heber* Jackson. 

II Hannah''^ Oden, m. Mr. Calvert, of Nottingham. 

III Eleanor'^ Oden, m. her cousin, Arthur West. 

IV Sophia- Oden, m. Baruch Mullikin. 

V Christiana- Oden, m. Dr. Clagett, of Leesburg, Virginia. 

VI Eliza- Oden, ist wife of Col. William D. Bowie. 

VII Benjamin- Oden, Jr., m. Henrietta P. Waring; d. a few 

months later, and his widow married Walter B. C. 
Worthington, of Nottingham. 
Benjamin Oden's issue by his second wife was : 

I Francis^ Oden, d. in childhood. 

II Mary^ Oden, 2d wife of Col. William D. Bowie. 

The West family, of which the wives of Benjamin Oden 
were members, is an old one in Maryland, tracing their 
lineage back for centuries to an English peer. Lord De 
La Ware. The first of the name to emigrate to Maryland 
was Stephen^ West, son of Sir John West, of Houghton, 
Buckinghamshire, England. He settled in Anne Arundel 
County and married Martha Hall about 1720. Their son, 
Stephen^ West, Jr., married Hannah Williams, daughter 
of Captain Williams, of Wales, and his wife, Christiana 
Black, of Scotland. Captain Williams bought from his 
wife's brother (a Mr. Black, of London) the " Wood- 
yard," which was a large estate on which Henry Darnall, 
brother-in-law of Lord Baltimore, had built an enormous 
brick house. He was Land Commissioner under the 
Lord Proprietor, and named his plantation " The Delight 
of the Darnalls." At his death it passed to Mr. Black, of 
London, a relative and a large creditor of Henry Darnall, 
from whom it was conveyed to his niece, Hannah Wil- 


Hams, who married Stephen West, Jr., and thus became 
" West property." The house was probably the largest 
in Southern Maryland, surrounded by a park and English 
shrubbery, but was destroyed by fire shortly after the 
Civil War. 

Issue of Stephen^ West, Jr. : 

I Stephen^ West, m. Anna Pue. 

II John'' West. 

III Wii.i.iAM» West. 

IV Margaret^ West. 

V Sophia-^ West, m. Benjamin Oden. 

VI Richard^ West, m. Maria Lloyd, daughter of Col. Ed- 

ward Lloyd, of Wye House, and had 

1 Lieut. Richard* West, United States Army. 

2 Capt. Edward* Lloyd West, United States Navy ; b. 

1807 ; m. Lucy Gushing, of Massachusetts. 
Issue : 

1 Charles^ C. West, of Prince George's County; 


2 Dr. Frank^ West, of Baltimore, m. Matilda 


3 Mary* Lloyd West, m. Dr. Burr Hereford. 
Issue : 

I Richard' W. Hereford, m. Kate Mitchelmore, 
of England. 

Col. William D. Bowie and his first wife, Mary Eliza 
Oden, had 

Issue : 

74 I Gov. Oden* Bowie, b. November 10, 1826 ; m. Alice Carter; 
d. 1894. 
II Catherine* Duckett Bowie, b. 1828; graduated with 
high honors at Patapsco Institute, conducted by Mrs. 
Phelps, at Ellicott City, Maryland. November 13, 1848, 
she married John Swan, a member of the Legislature 
from Allegheny County, Maryland. He was the son of 
Robert Swan and his wife, Julia, daughter of Charles P. 
Broadhag, and a grandson of Gen. John Swan and his 
M'ife, Elizabeth Maxwell. General Swan emigrated 
from England prior to the Revolutionary War and 
received a grant of five thousand acres in the western 
part of Maryland. His home was "The Glades," near 


Cumberland. He distinguished himself as an officer of 
the Patriot Army. His seal ring, now owned by his 
granddaughter, Miss Willie Swan, was worn by him 
through all of his campaigns, and bears the family coat 
of arms, viz : A shield, chevron, three swans ; crest, 
three swans; motto: '' Nunqtiam non Paratus." Hon. 
John Swan, grandson of the General, died August 6, 
1850. His wife, Catherine D. Bowie, whose beauty, 
intellect, and charming manners endeared her to all, 
died November 8, 1883, and is buried at " Fairview." 
Issue : 

I Wii.i<ie' Swan, named for her grandfather. Col. 
William D. Bowie ; single. 

III WiLUAM« DucKETT Bowie, Jr., b. November, 1830; was 

never in public life ; m. Henrietta George, widow of Dr. 
John George ; d. February 2, 1888. No issue. 

IV Christiana^ Sophia Bowie, b. 1835 ; m. December i, 

1853, at " Fairview," to Colin Mackenzie, of Baltimore, 
and for fifteen years resided in England, where he died 
February 17, 1876. 
Issue : 

1 CouN' Mackenzie, Jr., d. single August 7, 1883. 

2 William' Duckett Bowie Mackenzie, d. single 

April 3, 1888. 

3 John' Pinkerton Mackenzie, m. Mary Serwood, of 


4 Eliza' Bowie Mackenzie, m. Charles Mackall, of 


V Walter* Baruch Bowie, b. August 26, 1836 ; d. February 

17. 1837. 
Issue of Col. William D. Bowie and his second wife, Mary : 

I Harriet® Oden Bowie, single. 

II Mary" Eliza Bowie, a member of " All Saints Sisterhood," 

Protestant Episcopal Church. 

III I/AURA* Bowie, single. 

No. 53. 

Walter^ William Weems Bowie, (Walter* 
Bowie, Jr. Walter^ Bowie, Sr. William^ Bowie, 
Sr. JoHN^ Bowie, Sr.) eldest son of Walter Bowie, Jr., 
and his wife, Amelia Margaret (Weeins) Bowie, was born 


at " Locust Grove," Prince George's County, Maryland, 
March 31, 18 14. He inherited his ancestrial home, but 
having previously located on a farm he owned some miles 
distant, did not occupy that plantation after he became 
its proprietor. The old homestead, later, was the re- 
sidence of his brother. 

His education was commenced under the tuition of the 
Rev. Stephen H. Tyng, rector of Holy Trinity Parish. 
It was completed in the city of Washington, D. C, at the 
school of which the Hon. Salmon P. Chase, subsequently 
Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, was 
the principal instructor. Having studied law, first under 
Judge Gabriel Duvall, who had retired from his position 
of Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, and 
afterwards under Hon. Reverdy Johnson, he was admitted 
to the practice of law before he reached manhood, and 
soon ranked, especially in criminal cases, with the fore- 
most of his professional associates. Following his family 
traditions, he became an active and zealous member of 
the Democratic party, and was its chosen candidate in 
various campaigns for the General Assembly of Maryland, 
for Congress, and for Comptroller of the State Treasury. 
But notwithstanding his great personal popularity, and 
the admiration excited by his numerous and masterly ad- 
dresses, he failed of election in consequence of the numeri- 
cal superiority enjoyed at that era by the Whig party, to 
which he was invariably opposed. He possessed in the 
highest degree the attributes of a popular orator, and so 
highly was he appreciated in this regard that no man of 
his time was more frequently selected on special occasions 
of public interest as the orator of the day. His surviv- 
ing friends and contemporaries tell of the ease and grace 
with which, on the hustings, as at the bar, he adorned dry 
argument and logical detail with fiery and impassioned 
eloquence, relieving the same with mirth-provoking anec- 
dote and wit. 

After retiring from the practice of law, and to some ex- 


tent from active participation in politics, he devoted him- 
self to agriculture, and repeatedly received premiums 
from the agricultural societies of the State for the super- 
iority of his blooded stock, tobacco, and corn. Other 
prizes were awarded him for his essays on the '' Renova- 
tion of Worn-Out Lands," the " Cultivation of Tobacco," 
and similar topics. He was long a valued contributor 
to the columns of agricultural papers and magazines, 
especially of The American Farmer^ with which journal 
he was for a number of years connected as associate editor. 
He was frequently selected as the orator at agricultural 
fairs held near Marlborough, Rockville, Easton, and Balti- 
more. His addresses delivered on these occasions are con- 
sidered valuable for the information and suggestions they 
afford. He was the life and spirit at convivial parties, 
and as a post-prandial speaker was remarkable for the 
ready and exuberant wit with which he was wont to set 
the table in a roar. He was greatly interested in the con- 
struction of the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad, and earn- 
estly worked to further that enterprise, together with his 
relatives, Robert Bowie, William D. Bowie, Gen. Thomas 
F. Bowie, and Oden Bowie. He and Gen. T. F. Bowie 
were charter members of the company. 

September i, 1836, Mr. Bowie married Adaline Snow- 
den. She was born October 19, 1814, and was the daugh- 
ter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Snowden, members of an 
old and distinguished Maryland family. She was a 
woman of strong intellect, a devoted wife and mother, 
and died January 8, 1865 ; her husband died April 30, 
i8qi. Both are buried at Locust Grove. 

Issue : 

I Walter" Bowie, b. June i, 1837; studied law and was 
admitted to the Marlborough bar. At the conimence- 
ment of the Civil War young Bowie went South ; entered 
the Confederate Army and was attached to Mosby's 
command, and became one of his most noted Rangers. 
For gallant conduct was commissioned a lieutenant, 


and at the time of his death, October 7, 1864, held the 
rank of captain. He was entrusted with many inde- 
pendent expeditions into the enemy's country, and 
headed several raids into Maryland. So dashing and 
energetic did he prove himself that he became a terror 
to his foes, and the Federal Government set a price upon 
his head. He was at last captured, imprisoned in the 
" Old Capitol," at Washington, and condemned to be 
shot. The night previous to the date set for his execu- 
tion he escaped by climbing to the roof while the guard 
was asleep, and, by means of a rainspout, reached the 
ground and joined his friends who held a horse in wait- 
ing; his success being due to the greatest coolness 
and daring. On another occasion he was at the home of 
his relative. Col. John H. Waring, in Prince George's 
County, when the house was surrounded by Federal 
scouts at midnight. He eluded his would-be captors by 
blacking his face and dressing as a Negro woman, a ban- 
dana handkerchief wound around his head, and, with an 
empty pail under his arm, he boldly walked forth, reply- 
ing to the challenge of the picket with, " why, honey, 
I'se jest gwine to fotch some water from de spring." 
One of the men on guard remarked, " that is a damned 
tall nigger wench," but did not stop him. Colonel 
Waring was, however, arrested and his estate confiscated, 
and he and family imprisoned for aiding their dare-devil 
young relative. On October 7, 1864, while leading an 
expedition through Southern Maryland, Captain Bowie 
attempted to recross the Potomac above Washington, 
but just before reaching the river the party was fired 
upon from ambush near Sandy Springs, Montgomery 
County, and Walter Bowie was mortally wounded. His 
brother, Brune Bowie, who was at his side, remained 
with him until he died, and was taken prisoner, but 
lived to return home and deliver a loving message to his 
mother, which his dying brother sent her. Walter 
Bowie inherited much of his father's brilliant mind, and 
possibly, but for his early death, his career might have 
been an illustrious one. He is interred in the family 
graveyard at Locust Grove. 

n NiCHOivAS" DEW11.TON Bowie, b. January 27, 1839 ; d. May 
15, 1845. 

Ill Thomas'"' Richard Bowie, b. November 23, 1840. Was 
drowned in the Patuxent River June 20, 1853, while 
making an heroic effort to save the lives of two young 
companions, MuUikin and Magruder, who had been 
caught in a swift current while swimming. All three 
boys lost their lives. 


IV Ei.izabeth" Bowie, b. October 25, 1842; d. April 30, 1845. 

75 V Henry** Brune Bowie, b. June 26, 1845 ; m. 1872 Florence 


VI Amei^ia" M. Bowie, b. October 25, 1846; twice married ; 

ist to Judge Joseph Emmons Smith, of Chicago, by 
whom she had two children. After his death she mar- 
ried Cleland Welch, of Annapolis, Maryland, by whom 
she has no issue, and removed with him to Denver, 
Issue : 

1 Joseph' E. Smith, Jr., associate editor of the Denver 

Chronicle, Colorado. 

2 Amelia' Bowie Smith. 

VII Adeline" Bow^e, b. October 10, 1848; m. November 24, 

1874, Prof. Bernard Maurice, of France. He is an in- 
structor at the Central High School, of Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania. They reside at German town, Pennsyl- 

Issue : 
I Adeline' Maurice. 
VIII Mary" Bowie, b. December 11, 1850; m. October, 1870, 
to Thomas Franklin, son of George Franklin, of Annapo- 
lis, and his wife, Mary Johnson. Mr. Franklin is a civil 
engineer, and removed with his family some years 
since to San Antonio, Texas, His sister married 
Admiral W. S. Schley. 

Issue : 

1 Thomas' Franklin, Jr., lieutenant United States 


2 Walter' Bowie Eranklin. 

3 Adeline' Amelia Franklin. 

4 Mary' Bowie Franklin. 

5 George' Franklin, lieutenant United States Volun- 

teers ; served in Cuba. 

6 Ruth' Franklin. 

7 Claude' Franklin. 

8 Lowry' Franklin. 

76 IX Robert'* Bowie, b. December 22, 1852 ; m. June, 1873, 

Miss Earley. 
•J"? X Reginald* Bowie, b. December 14, 1854 ; m. January, 
1880, Blanch Cruch. 
XI Emily" Bowie, b. July 9, 1857 ; d. January 28, 1858. 


Xo. 54. 

Richard' William Weenis Bowie, (Walter* 
Bowie, Jr. Walter'* Bowie, Sr. William^ Bowie, 
Sr. JOHN^ Bowie, Sr., emigrant) third child of Walter 
Bowie, Jr., and his wife, Amelia Margaret (Weems) Bowie, 
was born at "Locust Grove" (since called "Willow 
Grove "), in Prince George's County, the 8th of May, 1823. 
He was educated at St. John's College, Annapolis, Mary- 
land, and at Brooke ville Academy, near Rockville, Mont- 
gomery County, Maryland. After leaving school he be- 
gan farming, and finally settled at his ancestrial home, 
Locust Grove, which was sold by his elder brother. 

In 1 85 1 he married Elizabeth Lansdale Waring, eldest 
daughter of Marsham Waring and his wife, Violetta 
(Lansdale) Waring. Mr. Waring was the son of Marsham 
Waring 2d, and a great-grandson of Marsham Waring ist, 
who was a grandson of Capt. Samson Waring, the emigrant 
to Maryland. (See Waring Sketch.) Mr. Bowie was at 
intervals engaged in politics, and although frequently be- 
fore the public, was never so strictly a member of any 
party as to defend or excuse what he believed to be its 
errors or misdoings. Bold and conscientious, he was ever 
ready to maintain on the hnstings, or elsewhere, such 
principles and policies, and such only as his judgment 
approved. In 187 1 he was elected to the House of Dele- 
gates. Previous to this he had been nominated for the 
same position by the " Know Nothing " party, but failed 
of election. In 1880 he was one of the Hancock Presi- 
dential Electors for the State, and was chosen by a large 
majority. Was a member of the Board of Commissioners 
of Prince George's County, and by appointment one of 
the Governor's Staff. About ten years previous to his 
death he was nominated by the Republicans for the 
House of Delegates, but failed of election. He died at 
his home, " Locust Grove," February 23, 1897. His wife 
died in 1882. 


Issue : 

I MiTTiE® Bowie, m. 1882, Benjamin Lee Belt, her cousin. 
Mr. and Mrs. Belt are said to be the largest land-owners 
in the county. They have no children. 

Xo. 55. 

Robert^ Bowie, "of Annapolis,'' (Walter^ 
Bowie, Jr. Walter'^ Bowie, Sr. William"'^ Bowie, 
Sr. JOHN^ Bowie, Sr., emigrant) fourth child of Walter 
Bowie, Jr., and his wife, Amelia Margaret (Weenis) Bowie, 
was born at " Locust Grove," Prince George's County, 
Maryland, July 13, 1826, educated at St. John's College, 
Annapolis, Brookeville Academy, Montgomery County, 
and " Melford Select School," Baltimore County, Mary- 
land. He inherited a farm near Collington, Prince 
George's County, which he called " Spafield," on which 
he built a comfortable dwelling and followed the pursuit 
of agriculture for a number of years. After the war he 
sold this plantation, which then became the home of 
George French Bowie, and the name of the place was 
changed to " Maple Shade." Mr. Bowie lived in Balti- 
more for two years, but in 1872, upon receiving an ap- 
pointment in the office of the State Treasurer, Hon. John 
W. Davis, he removed to Annapolis, where he has ever 
since resided. His able, conscientious work in the Treas- 
urer's office soon gained him promotion, and he was ap- 
pointed chief clerk, which position he held until June, 
1896, when, after being in the office for twenty-four 
years, he resigned, upon Gen. T. J. Shryock (the first Re- 
publican Treasurer of Maryland) assuming charge, and 
accepted a position in the Annapolis Savings Bank. 

Always an ardent party man, Robert Bowie never cared 
to accept leadership, though at several different times he 
was urged to take the nomination for the Legislature and 


various county offices. He gave his aid, however, in 
many of the exciting campaigns, and was widely known 
for his impromptu speeches. So graceful and telling 
were his addresses that he gained the sobriquet of " Orator 
Bob " Bowie, and was in constant demand on the hust- 
ings, as well as on festive occasions. An address which 
he delivered to the knights who participated in a grand 
tournament held near Nottingham in 1857, is said to 
have been one of the best of its kind ever delivered in 
Southern Maryland. 

On May 28, 1872, Mr. Bowie was married to Julia 
Victoria Wariug, daughter of Col. John Henry Waring, of 
" Bald Eagle," and his wife, Julia Maria (Worthington) 
Waring, who was a daughter of Judge William G. D. 
Worthington. (See Worthington Sketch.) Colonel War- 
ing was a grandson of Gov. Robert Bowie. (See Article 
13 and Waring Sketch.) Mrs. Bowie is chairman of the 
Maryland Daughters of the Confederacy for Anne Arun- 
dle County. No issue. 

No. 56. 

Robert'^ Bowie, Jr., '* of Mattaponi," (Robert* 
W. Bowie. Gov. Robert' Bowie. Capt. William^ 
Bowie. John^ Bowie, Sr.) eldest son of Robert William 
Bowie and his wife, Catherine (Lansdale) Bowie, was born 
at "Mattaponi," near Nottingham, October 6, 1821, edu- 
cated at St. John's College, Annapolis, and was known as 
one of the handsomest men of his day. May 24, 1846, he 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Maj. John Trueman 
Stoddert, of Charles County, a nephew of Benjamin Stod- 
dert, first Secretary of the Navy, and a grandson of Capt. 
John Stoddert, the great Indian fighter. Major Stod- 
dert's wife was Miss Smallwood, a niece of General Small- 


wood, the commander of the famous "Maryland Line" 
during the Revohitionary War. Mr. Robert W. Bowie 
and Major Stoddert bought for the young couple the 
house in Nottingham, and the farm adjacent, which was 
then owned by Mrs. Betsey (Bowie) Waring, young Rob- 
ert's aunt. This had been the winter home of Gov. 
Robert Bowie. A few years later, Robert Bowie and his 
wife removed to the plantation of Major Stoddert, on the 
Wicomico River, and there permanently resided. Jan- 
uary 17, i860, Robert Bowie died while visiting Annapo- 
lis, and his remains were taken to his old home " Matta- 
poni " and interred in the family graveyard. His widow, 
who still owns the beautiful "Wicomico" home, continued 
to live there, until, after the death of all of her children, 
she removed to Baltimore with her grandson. 


JOHN^ Trueman Stoddert Bowie, b. August 13, 1843. 
His grandfather, Major Stoddert, having no son to in- 
herit the name, petitioned the Legislature and had 
John's name altered to that of Stoddert, dropping the 
Bowie. The boy was sent to Charlotte Hall Academy, 
and, while there, ran away with a number of his class- 
mates and entered the Confederate Army when but 
fifteen years old. This incensed his grandfather, the 
Major, who was a Union man, and who refused to be- 
queath to him the old homestead, as was first intended. 
By a second petition to the Legislature, Major Stoddert, 
succeeded in having the name of John's younger brother 
changed to that of Stoddert, and to him he devised the 
land he had promised the older boy, though he still 
provided liberally for the latter. In 1871 young John T. 
Stoddert married Laura Smith, of St. Mary's County. 
He died October 22, 1878, and his widow became the wife 
of Rev. J. Gibson Gantt, of Calvert County. 
Issue of John T. Stoddert and his wife, Laura, was : 
I Robert'' Wii^liam Bowie Stoddert, b. 1874 ; edu- 
cated in Baltimore, where he entered business. On 
November 6, 1895, he married Katherine Stuart 
Hereford, daughter of United States Senator Frank 
Hereford, of West Virginia. 
Mary« Stoddert Bowie, b. January 10, 1850 ; d. in 1869 ; 


III Robert^ Wili^iam Bowie, b. May n, 1854. His grand- 

father, Major Stoddert, succeeded in having the Legis- 
lature pass an act changing the name of this boy to that 
of William Trueman Stoddert, and bequeathed to him, 
after his mother's death, the estate on the Wicomico 
River. While a student at college, near Winchester, 
Virginia, he met, and, on May 6, 1875, married Margaret 
Parker McCormick, daughter of Dr. William A. McCor- 
mick, of Winchester, Virginia, and his wife, the 
daughter of Judge Richard Parker, and sister of Judge 
Richard Parker, Jr., who presided at the trial of the 
notorious John Brown. William T. Stoddert died 
August 2, 18S5, leaving one child, viz : 
I EIvIZ.\beth' Love Stoddert, b. December 6, 1880. 

IV James" John Bowie, b. September 7, 1856; m. September, 

1877, Miss Grose ; d. December 4, 1878, without issue. 

Xo. 57. 

William*^ Benjamin Bowie, (John' Burgess 
Bowie. William* Bowie 3d. William^ Bowie, Jr. 
John- Bowie, Jr. John' Bowie, Sr.) only sou of John 
Burgess Bowie and his wife, Catherine (Hall) Bowie, was 
born near Upper jSIarlborougb, Maryland, December 26, 
181 3. His education was completed at Ken yon College, 
Ohio, which institution was then conducted by Bishop 
Chase, and his later distinguished nephew, Salmon P. 
Chase, Chief Justice United States Supreme Court. 
Young Bowie's father died while he was still at Kenyon, 
and the boy made the return trip to Maryland alone on 

His inheritance was small, but his close attention to 
business, and practical character displayed throughout a 
long life, enabled him to accumulate an extensive prop- 
erty, and, at the time of his death he was not only one of 
the largest land-owners, but possibly the wealthiest man 
in Prince George's County. He took little part in poli- 
tics — his only public office was that of County Commission- 



er and judge of the Orphans' Court for a short time. He 
was married on July 18, 1837, to his cousin, Ann Hall 
Clark, daughter of Benjamin Hall Clark and his wife, 
Eleanor, daughter of Joseph White Clagett and the 
latter's wife, "Nora" Digges. William B. Bowie resided 
at his farm, " Melwood," about four miles west of Upper 
Marlboro', where he died November 19, 1888, and his 
wife died June 13, 1890, each aged seventy-five years. 
Both are interred at the " Brick " Church, Queen Anne 

I Benjamin^ Hall Clark Bowie, b. 1838 ; m. November, 

1871, to Mrs. Clotilda Hilleary (nee Gwynn), widow of 
George W. Hilleary. They live near Upper Marlboro' 
and have no issue. 

II Ann' Ellen Bowie, b. 1840; single. 

III William' John Bowie, b. 1841 ; m. October 18, 1876, 

Rosalie, daughter of Washington I. Beall and Mary, his 
wife. He died in 1885. 
Issue : 
I Washington^ Beall Bowie, b. 1877. 

IV Edmund' Coolidge Bowie., b. 1843 ; m. July 3, 1872, his 

cousin, Violetta Lansdale Belt, daughter of Capt. W.J. 
Belt and Ursula (Bowie) Belt, his wife, and resides in 
Issue : 

1 William* Benjamin Bowie, b. June 3, 1873. 

2 Edmund* Lansdale Bowie, b. August, 1875. 

3 Yates* Kent Bowie, b. February, 1877. 

V Francis' Magruder Bowie, b. 1847 ; named for his cousin. 

I/ike his father, a very large land-owner. Married, Jan- 
uary 14, 1879, Mary Ida, eldest daughter of Charles C. 
Hill and his wife, Emily (Snowden) Hill. While rid- 
ing through his plantation about sunset on Palm Sunday, 
April, 1894, he was attacked by two Negroes, whom he 
had previously discharged, dragged from his horse and 
murdered. The assassins hid the body in an old well 
near the scene of the tragedy, but upon the return of the 
riderless horse the family began an immediate search. 
The body was discovered the following morning, and 
the Negroes apprehended the next day. One of them 
escaped from jail but was later recaptured, and both 
executed for their terrible crime. 


Issue : 

1 Francis** Magruder Bowie, Jr., b. February 20, 

1880 ; d. June 13, 1880. 

2 Mary^ Ida Bowie, b. June 2, 1881. 

3 Nannie* Hall Bowie, b. December 25, 1883. 

4 KaTherine® Mary Bowie, b. July 11, 1885. 

5 Charles* Hill Bowie, b. December 20, 1886. 

6 Emily* Dolores Bowie, b. March 30, 1888. 

7 Francis* William Bowie, b. October 18, 1889. 

8 Edith* Mary Bowie, b. November 28, 1891 (twin). 

9 Mary* Elizabeth Bowie, b. November 28, 1891 

(twin) ; d. Decembers, 1895. 

VI Catherine' Hall Bowie, b. 1849; d. 1851. 

VII John' Burgess Bowie, b. 1851 ; d. in infancy. 

VIII Mary' Elizabeth Bowie, b. 1852 ; m. June 3, 1874, Samuel 

C. Hill ; d. June 23, 1891. 
Issue : 

1 William* Alexander Hill, b. April 23, 1875. 

2 Nannie* Bowie Hill, b. October, 1876 ; d. in infancy. 

3 Samuel* Childs Hill, Jr., b. October, 1880. 

4 Eleanor* Ann Hill, b. 1882. 

5 Peter* Henry Heiskall Hill, b. November 18, 1884. 

6 Rosa* Bowie Hill, b. December, 1887. 

7 William* Bowie Hill, b. January, 1889 ; d. in in- 


IX Eleanor' Rachel Bowie, b. 1853 I d. in infancy. 

X Richmond' Vernon Bowie, b. 1856 ; d. in infancy. 

XI Richmond' Irving Bowie, b. July 2, 1858 ; a planter near 

Marlboro'; m. February 5, 1880, Ella, daughter of 
Zachariah B. Beall. Mrs. Ella (Beall) Bowie died Nov- 
ember 23, 1889, aged thirty-one years, and R. I. Bowie 
on Jiily II, 1894, married Effie Augusta Gwynn, daugh- 
ter of Andrew J. Gwynn, of Spartensburg, South Caro- 
lina, a brother of Mrs. Benjamin H. C. Bowie. 
Issue : 

1 William* Irving Bowie, b. December 23, 1880. 

2 Henry* Addison Bowie, b. August 23, 1884. 

3 Edmund* Coolidge Bowie, b. March ii, 1887. 

4 Richmond* Vernon Bowie, b. November, 1888; d. 

in infancy. 
Issue by second wife : 

1 Andrew* Gwynn Bowie, b. December 3, 1896. 

2 * Bowie. 

Xo. 58. 


Dr. Richard*^ William Bowie, (William'^ Mor- 
DACAi Bowie. William^ Bowie 3d. William'* Bowie, 
Jr. John- Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) eldest son of 
William Mordacai Bowie and his first wife, Martha (Mag- 
ruder) Bowie, was born near Upper Marlborough, Mary- 

Dr. Richard William Bowie. 

land, September 12, 1810. He received a collegiate edu- 
cation, then attended medical lectures at the Maryland 
University in Baltimore, where he graduated in 1833 an 
M. D. Began practice in Upper Marlborough where he 
lived about six years, and then removed some four miles 


west of that town to his plantation which adjoined that 
of his father. May 24, 1838, Dr. Bowie married Margaret 
Weems Somervell, who was born in March, 18 18, and 
was a daughter of Thomas Trueman Somervell and his 
wife, Margaret Hollyday, daughter of Thomas HoUyday, 
who was descended from Col. Thomas Hollyday, emigrant. 
Dr. Richard W. Bowie was for many years a member 
of the Board of Trustees for the public schools of Prince 
George's County, and a vestryman of Trinity Episcopal 
Church, which he regularly attended. 

He is remembered as a man of sound sense and gen- 
erous heart, loved and honored by all who knew him. 
His death from typhoid fever January i, 1859, deprived 
a large community of one of its most valued and useful 
members. He was buried in the family graveyard at 
" Thorpland." Mrs. Bowie yet survives him, and though 
in her eighty-first year, her mental faculties are undimmed 
and she is beloved and venerated by all who know her. 

I Virginia' Bowie, b. April 7, 1837 ; d. 1839. 

II William'' Francis Bowie, b. April 7, 1839 ; d. February, 

1893; single. 
78 III Thomas' Trueman vSoMERVELL Bowie, b. June 12, 1842; 
m. Margaret E. McGregor. 

IV Margaret' T. Bowie, b. 1843 ; d. an infant. 

V Margaret' Elizabeth Bowie, b. October 2, 1844; m- 

October 16, 1866, Roderick M. McGregor, son of Nathaniel 
M. McGregor, a civil engineer. 
Issue : 

1 Maggie® McGregor, m. Ford Shaw, of Baltimore, in 


2 Richard* McGregor, single. 

3 Bessie* McGregor. 

4 Rebecca* Mason McGregor. 

5 Ellen* Ewell McGregor. 

6 Mary* Mitchell McGregor. 

7 Sarah* Louise McGregor. 

8 Albert* Talbert McGregor. 

9 Grace* McGregor. 

VI Sarah' Maria Suter Bowie, b. 1847 ; d. in early woman- 


VII Richard' Bowie, b. October 13, 1843 \ d. 1873 ; single. 

VIII Amelia' Hollyday Somervell Bowie, b. June 10, 1850 ; 


IX Mary' Trueman Bowie, b. 1853 ; "i- 1880, John W. Wall. 

Resides near Upper Marlborough. 
Issue : 

1 Philip® Wall. 

2 Margaret® Wall. 

X Agnes' Louise Bowie, b. 1856 ; m. 1880, Allen P. Bowie, 

son of John Eversfield Bowie. (For issue see Sketch 
No. 71.) 

Xo. 59. 

Francis'^ Magrucler Bowie, (William' M. Bowie. 
William^ Bowie 3d. William'* Bowie, Jr. John- 
Bowie, Jr. JoHN^ Bowie, Sr., emigrant) youngest son 
of William Mordacai Bowie and his first wife, Martha 
(Magruder) Bowie, was born February 12, 181 2, near 
Upper Marlborough, Maryland, three weeks before his 
mother's death. He was reared by his aunt, Miss Elea- 
nor Magruder, at her home " Dumblane," a few miles 
west of Marlboro'. Here he resided all his life, having ac- 
quired this old Magruder property upon the death of his 

Francis M. Bowie applied himself closely to the man- 
agement of his farm, but was very fond of field sports and 
was a crack shot. While following this pursuit, he 
lost the index finger of his right hand by the pre- 
mature discharge of his gun. He cared nothing for public 
office, his tastes turning entirely to the pleasures of domes- 
tic life, agricultural pursuits, and the delights of the chase. 

October 17, 1833, he married Sarah Coats, of Prince 
George's County, who survived him many years. His 
death occurred in October, 1877. Both he and his wife 
are buried at " Dumblane." 


Martha'' Magruder Bowie, b. 1S35 ; m. December 18, 
i860, Benton Tolson ; d. in 1864. She and her husband 
are both buried at Trinity Church, Marlboro'. 
Issue : 
I Frank* Bowie Toi,son. 

Xo. 60. 

Charles'' Bowie, Jr., (Charles' Bowie, Sr. Wil- 
liam^ Bowie 3d. William' Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, 
Jr. John' Bowie, Sr.) eldest son of Charles Bowie, Sr., 
and his first wife, Eliza L. (Coombs) Bowie, was born at 
" Thorpland," Prince George's County, Maryland, October 
i3> ^'^'hZ- He inherited a farm near Marlborough, which 
had once been the home of Charles Clagett, the intimate 
friend of William Bowie 3d. January 29, 1861, Charles 
Bowie married Isabella W. Richardson, daughter of Dr. 
Charles Richardson, of Baltimore. In 1892 Mr. Bowie 
sold his farm and removed to Washington, D. C. 

Issue : 

I CharIvES' Coombs Bowie, b. 1861 ; d. in infancy. 

II Maria' L. Bowie, d. young. 

III Susan' Clagett Bowie, b. 1864 ; m. 1897, ElwoodMeitzger. 

IV John' Montague SeaTon Bowie, b. November, 1866 ; m. 

November, 1895, Blanch Crawford, daughter of Dr. 
Basil Crawford, of Montgomery. Resides in Washing- 
ton, D. C. 
Issue : 

I Basil® Crawford Bowie, b. September 7, 1897. 

V Virginia' Bowie, b. 1868 ; m. March, 1897, William Head, 

of Baltimore, Maryland. 

VI Tele air' Ridgely Bowie, b. 1869. 

VII Charles' Bowie, b. 1871. 

VIII Louisa' Bowie. 

IX George' Richardson Bowie, b. 1875. 

X Hattie' Bowie. 


Xo. 61. 

Thomas'' John Bowie, (John' Bowie, of Bladens- 
burg. Col. Thomas^ Bowie. Allen'^ Bowie, Jr. 
John- Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Sr., emigrant) only son 
of John Bowie, of Bladensburg, and his wife, Anna (Gantt) 
Bowie, was born February 22, 1837, at his parents' home 
in Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Maryland ; re- 
ceived a collegiate education, and settled in Hyattsville, 
Maryland. May 26, 1 870, he married Susannah Anderson, 
who was born April 27, 1850, and was the daughter of 
William Anderson and his wife, Sarah Hall. 

T. John Bowie, like his father, was a pronounced 
" Union " man, and when but twenty-five was appointed 
by the Federal Government Provost Marshal for the north- 
ern part of Prince George's County during the Civil War. 
Unlike most of his name in Maryland, he was a Republi- 
can in politics and was elected by that party to the Legis- 
lature in 1887, and again in 1889. He removed from 
Hyattsville to " Grasslands," a farm he owned in Ann 
Arundle County, near Anuapolis Junction, and a few 
years later was nominated by the Republicans for County 
Clerk, but was defeated by Sprigg Harwood, Democrat. 
In 1888 his friends presented his name as a candidate for 
Congress, but he retired in favor of Sydney Mudd, who 
secured election. He was an advocate of " free silver," 
and voted for W. J. Bryan in 1896. For many years he 
was a member of the Masonic Order, and long Worthy 
Master of his lodge. He was a member of All Saints' 
Protestant Episcopal Church, and was regarded as one of 
the most prominent and influential men in his locality. 
He died at his home after a short illness, September 3, 
1898, and was interred in the family graveyard. 

Issue ; 

I John" Bowie, b. January 21, 1871 ; nominated by the Re- 
publicans for the House of Delegates in 1897, but failed 
of election. 


II Wii,i.iAM^ Bowie, b. May 6, 1872. Is connected with the 

United States Coast Survey. 

III Edward^ HAtt Bowie, b. May 29, 1874 ; m. December 12, 

1895, Florence Hatch, daughter of Alonzo Perrie Hatch 
and his wife, Clara (MacKinstry) Hatch. Is in the 
United States Weather Bureau Service, and since 1896 
has been stationed at Montgomery, Alabama. 

IV Henry" Anderson Bowie, b. June 7, 1875 ; d. 1887. 

V Marv^ Tasker Bowie, b. October 18, 1878. 

Xo. 62. 

Henry" Clay Bowie, (George'^ W. Bowie. Col. 
Thomas^ Bowie. Allen^ Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, 
Jr. JoHN^ Bowie, Sr.) youngest son of George Washing- 
ton Bowie and his wife, Mary (Rapine) Bowie, was born 
in Prince George's County, Maryland, in 1842, and re- 
moved with his parents to Montgomery County when a 
child. In 1868 he married Anne Holland, of Rockville, 
Maryland. She was the daughter of Lieut. Zachariah 
Holland, of the United States Navy. The latter's wife 
was a granddaughter of Gen. Otho H. Williams, of the 
Revolutionary Army. 

I George^ Rapine Bowie, b. 1870 ; m. 1896. 
Issue : 

I Fi^orence* M11.DRED Bowie, b. 1897. 
II Arthur' Bowie, b. 1871 ; single. 

^o. 63. 

I^eonard" Osborne Bowie, (Richard^ C. Bowie. 
Col. Thomas^ Bowie. Allen^ Bowie, Jr. John^ 
Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) the eighth child of Rich- 


ard Cramphin Bowie and his wife, Martha Magdaliiie 
(Rapine) Bowie, was born February i, 1844, in Prince 
George's County, Maryland, and removed with his parents 
to Baltimore, where he remained until December 15, 
1 86 1, when he entered the United States Army as a clerk 
in the Commissary Department, Army of the Potomac. 
He resigned this position at City Point, Virginia, August 
9, 1864, and on October 4, 1864, was appointed a clerk 
in the Pay Department, United States Army, at Wash- 
ington. He still holds a position in this department, 
where he has now been thirty-four years. 

On October 15, 1868, he was married at Ascension 
Church, Washington, by the Rev. William Pinckney, later 
Bishop of Maryland, to Willie Blanche Drew, daughter 
of Edward M. and Mahala Drew, of Washington. 


I Edward' Osborne Bowie, b. August 4, 1869. 

II JosEPHUS' Waters Bowie, b. June 7, 1871 ; m. July 10, 

1893, to Harriet Fisher Zantzinger, daughter of William 
P. and Harriet O. Zantzinger, of Washington. 

III Wiluam' Pinckney Bowie, b. October 28, 1873 ; m. 

April II, 1898, to Blanche M. Childs, of Washington, 
D. C. 

IV Martha' Magdaline Bowie. 

V Benjamin' Brice Bowie, b. September 5, 1879. Named for 

Gen. Benjamin Brice, late Paymaster-General, United 
States Army. 

Xo. 64. 

Thomas" J(»hn Davis Bowie, (Thomas' Johns 
Bowie. Washington^ Bowie. AlIvEn"^ Bowie, Jr. 
JoHN^ Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) eldest son of Thomas 
Johns Bowie and his wife, Catherine Worthington (Davis) 
Bowie, was born at " Roseneath," Montgomery County, 
Maryland, January 24, 1834. Received a collegiate edu- 


cation and settled on his inherited farm in his native county. 
On November 24, 1855, he married Elizabeth Chew 
Beatty, daughter of Edward Beatty and his wife, Maria 
Williams, the latter being a daughter of Brig. -Gen. Otho 
H. Williams, of the War of 18 12-14, and his wife, Eliza 
Bowie Hall, daughter of Barbara (Bowie) Hall, daughter 
of Thomas Bowie and his wife, Hannah Lee. (See Article 
No. 6.) May 25, 1868, Mrs. Bowie died, and Mr. 
Bowie, on July -ii, 1870, married Mary Sophia Gardiner, 
of St. Mary's County, daughter of Dr. Llewellyn Gardi- 
ner, of " Brambley," and his wife, Eliza Leigh, daughter 
of John Leigh, descended from the Leighs of Stony Ab- 
bey, England. Dr. Llewellyn Gardiner was descended 
from Luke Gardiner, who came to Maryland in the " Ark 
and Dove," and occupied nearly every office in the gift of 
the colony. She is also descended from John Gardiner and 
his wife, Mary Lloyd. The former is said to have been 
"the father" of the Maryland Land Office. 

Issue of T. J. D. Bowie and his first wife, Elizabeth Beatty : 

I Edward'' Beatty Bowie, b.June 18, 1857; m. December 

9, 1885, Eleanor Douglas Vass, of Mobile, Alabama. 
Resides in Wheeling, West Virginia, and is secretary of 
the West Virginia Fire Insurance Company. 
Issue : 

1 Robert* Edward Bowie, b. December 12, 1886. 

2 Ai,i<EN* Davis Bowie, b. May 21, 1895. 

II Catherine'' Davis Bowie, b. June 31, 1859; m. 1885, 

James E. Trundle, of Montgomery County, Maryland. 

III A1.1.EN' Thomas Bowie, b. November 8, 1861 ; m. February 

4, 1893, MoUie Paul, of Wheeling, West Virginia, and 
resides in Bridgeport, Ohio. 
Issue : 

I Georgia* Paul Bowie, b. June 17, 1896. 

IV Maria' WiIvWAMS Bowie, single. 

Issue of Thomas J. D. Bowie and his second wife, Mary Gardiner : 

I John' Leeds Bowie, b. March 23, 1874 ; located in Balti- 

more, Maryland. 

II Lucy'' Leigh Bowie. 


Xo. 65. 

" Col." Washington" Bowie 3d, (Thomas^ Johns 
Bowie. Washington^ Bowie ist. Allen'^ Bowie, Jr. 
John- Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) second son of 
Thomas Johns Bowie and his wife, Catherine Worthing- 
ton (Davis) Bowie, was born at " Roseneath," near Brooke- 
ville, Montgomery Connty, Maryland, July 12, 1841. 
Received an academic and collegiate education, and en- 
tered upon the pursuit of agriculture on his inherited es- 
tates, "Roseneath" and "The Hermitage." A Southern 
sympathizer during the Civil War, and a Democrat in 
politics, he has been for many years an active party man 
and a leader in public matters in his county. He was for 
a time a journalistic correspondent, later chief clerk to the 
Collector of Customs, Baltimore, and a member of the 
staff of Gov. Oden Bowie. In 1893 President Cleveland 
appointed him Deputy Surveyor of Customs for the port 
of Baltimore, and in 1897 he succeeded Col. Buchanan 
Schley as acting Surveyor of Customs for the same 
port. President McKinle)-, recognizing his fitness and 
ability for the position, selected him, though a Demo- 
crat, to fill the vacancy when the Republican factions 
were unable to agree upon a suitable man for so impor- 
tant a position. June 23, 1868, Mr. Bowie married Net- 
tie Schley, daughter of Col. George Schle)-, of Frederick, - 
Maryland, an ex-member of Congress, and his wife, Mary ) 
Sophia Hall. The Schley family has been a distinguished / 
one. The progenitor, Thomas Schle)-, was born in Pal- 'v^ 
atinate, Germany, in 17 12, and emigrated to America ) 
and settled at Frederick, Maryland, in 1745. His plan- / 
tation was named " Springfield," and there he died in 
1790. His son John Jacob Schley married Anna Maria 
Shelman, and lived at "Springfield" until 1793, when 
he removed to Louisville, Georgia, but his inherited plan- ', 
tation descended to his fourth son, Frederick Augustus. 

The children of John J. Schley were, Michael Schley, 


who left no issue ; Judge John Schley, father of Admiral 
W. S. Schley, hero of the naval battle off Santiago, Cuba, 
1898 ; Judge William Schley, later Governor of Georgia ; 
Frederick Augustus Schley, Philip Thomas Schley, and 
Catherine Schley. The last two were born in Georgia. 

Frederick Augustus Schley, the fourth son of John 
Jacob Schley, was born May 14, 1789, and died February 
5, 1858, having lived all his life at "Springfield," the 
Schley plantation. He was a prominent member of the 
Western Maryland bar, and was married three times. 
His first wife was Eliza Ashbury McCannon, by whom he 
had George Schley and James McCannon Schley. By 
his second wife he had Frederick Augustus Schley, Jr., 
William Schley and Eliza McCannon Schley. His third 
wife was Barbara Bowie Hall, daughter of Thomas B. 
Hall and his wife, Ann Buchanan Pottinger. The latter 
was the daughter of Dr. Robert Pottinger and his wife, 
Mary Buchanan, sister of Chief Justice John Buchanan, 
of Maryland, and the daughter of Thomas Buchanan and 
Ann Cook, of England. 

Thomas B. Hall was the son of James Hall and his 
wife, Barbara Bowie, daughter of Thomas Bowie, young- 
est son of John Bowie, progenitor of the Maryland 
Bowies. The issue of Frederick Augustus Schley by his 
third wife, Barbara Bowie Hall, was Roger Taney Schley, 
Mary Buchanan Schley, and Col. Buchanan Schley, now 
prominent in Maryland politics. George Schley, the 
eldest son of Frederick Augustus Schley by his first wife, 
Eliza A. McCannon, married Mary Sophia Hall, the sister 
of his father's third wife, Barbara B. Hall. His issue was, 
Netty Schley, who married Washington Bowie, subject of 
this sketch ; Mary P. Schley, who married William H. 
Harwood, and Eliza McCannon Schley who married 
Joseph H. Stillman. Mrs. Washington Bowie was the 
second cousin of Admiral Schley, above mentioned. She 
became the mother of five children, and died September 
4, 1 89 1. January 8, 1896, Mr. Bowie married Katherine 


Poole Gaither, daughter of George Gaither, of Frederick, 
and his wife, Sarah Catherine Poole. " Col. Wash." 
Bowie, as he is generally known, resides in Baltimore. 

The issue by his first wife was : 

I NeTTy^ Schley Bowie, b. April 24, 1869 ; d. Januarj^ 13, 

1S92 ; single. 

II Mary' George Bowie, b. September 18, 1870 ; m. June i, 

1895, Herbert M. Griffith, of Montgomery County. 

III Washington' Bowie, Jr., b. November 20, 1872. Studied 

law, and was admitted to practice in Baltimore, June, 

1896. December 16, 1896, he married P'lorence Eugenie, 
daughter of Charles Douglas Kirk, of Baltimore, and his 
wife, Cassandra Ashton Anderson. Mr. Bowie became 
a member of the Maryland Fifth Regiment in 1893, ^^d 
was promoted to a lieutenancy. When war with Spain 
began he at once volunteered and was sent to Tampa, 
Florida, with his regiment, and commissioned captain 
of Company L,. 

IV Harriet' Hali. Bowie, b. January 4, 1880. 

V Donald' MacAlpin Bowie, b. August 9, 1882. 

Xo. 66. 

George^ French Bowie, (Robert^ Bowie, "of 
Cedar Hill." Thomas^ Contee Bowie. Capt. Fielder^ 
Bowie. Allen^ Bowie, Sr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) second 
son of Robert Bowie, "of Cedar Hill," and his wife, Mar- 
garet (French) Bowie, was born November 30, 1835. 
Was educated at the Gorgetown (D. C.) College, where he 
studied law and graduated. 

September 7, 1858, he married Cornelia Magruder, 
daughter of Dennis Magruder and his wife, Ellen (Mulli- 
kin) Magruder, daughter of John Mnllikin and his wife, 
who was a Miss Weems. John Mnllikin was a grandson 
of William Beans, Jr., and his wife, Mary, daughter of 
John Bowie, Sr. 

French Bowie settled with his wife at " Maple Shade," 


which was purchased of Robert Bowie, of Annapolis, 
their cousin. Here they resided until his death in 1876, 
and hers in 1885. Both are buried at " Cedar Hill." 

I John'' Mullikin Bowie, b. March 4, i860 ; m. October 

18. 1888, to Sarah, daughter of Rev. James Page, of Ken- 
tucky, an Episcopal minister, and a chaplain in the 
Confederate States Army ; resides on his farm near 
MuUikin Station, Prince George's County. 
Issue : 

1 James** Page Bowie, b. 1889. 

2 Corrie" M. Bowie. 

II EIvLEn' Magruder Bowie, b. December 22, 1862 ; m. Octo- 

ber 15, 1884, to Frank G. Addison, son of William Meade 
Addison, a lawyer of note and District Attorney for 
Maryland under Pierce and Buchanan. His wife was 
Miss Girault, of Natchez, and he was a son of Rev. Wal- 
ter Dulaney Addison, of Oxen Hill. (See Addison 
ancestry, given in sketch of William Bowie of Walter.) 
Mr. Addison resides at " Maple Grove," Prince George s 
County, and has 
Issue : 

1 Joseph^ Addison, b. 1885. 

2 Bowie* Addison. 

3 Frank* G. Addison. 

4 Cornewa* M. Addison. 

5 Walter* Addison. 

III Arthur' Gillette Bowie, b. June 4, 1866. Is chief clerk 

in the motive power department, Pennsylvania Railroad, 
Wilmington, Delaware. Married October 21, 1896, 
Eleanor H. Chandler, daughter of David W. Chandler, 
of Wilmington, Delaware. 

STo. G7. 

Maj. Thomas'^ Fielder Bowie, (Gen. Thomas' 
F. BowiE. Thomas^ Contee Bowie. Capt. Fielder-^ 
Bowie. Allen^ Bowie, Sr. John^ Bowie, Sr., the 
emigrant.) fourth son of Gen. Thomas Fielder Bowie and 
his first wife, Catherine Harrison (Waring) Bowie, was 



born in Upper Marlboro', Prince George's County, Mary- 
land, May 14, 1836. 

When a small boy he attended the Marlboro' Academy, 
and then the Virginia High School, near Alexandria, for 
two years. From there he went to St. Timothy's Hall, 
near Baltimore. One of his classmates at this college was 

Major Thomas Fielder Bowie. 

the later famous Gen. Fitz Lee. From St. Timothy's 
Hall, young Bowie went to Princeton College, New Jersey, 
but finished his collegiate course at Union College, 
Schenectady, New York. Studied law in his father's 
office, in Marlboro', but gave it up, when on December 16, 
1856, he married Elizabeth Margaret Worthington, 


daughter of Walter B. C. Worthington and his wife, Pris- 
cilla Waring. (See Worthington and Waring Notes.) 
Mrs. Bowie was, through her mother, the great-grand- 
daughter of Gov. Robert Bowie, and a double third cousin 
of her husband. The marriage ceremony took place at 
" The Valley," the Rev. John H. Chew officiating. It 
was a "double wedding" — Laura Worthington, Mrs. 
Bowie's sister, being united at the same time to Robert 
W. Harper. Thomas F. Bowie and his wife resided for 
many years at the " Valley," near Nottingham, the farm 
being part of the old Brookefield estate, and has never 
been out of the possession of the descendants of the origi- 
nal owner. On this farm is the family graveyard in 
which are interred Brookes, Contees, Worthingtons, War- 
ings, and others of the same descent, the land having 
been inherited through the female as well as male lines. 
In i860 Thomas F. Bowie was commissioned second 
lieutenant in the "Planter's Guards," a splendidly 
mounted and equipped company of cavalry, organized that 
year in Prince George's County. 

A Southern sympathizer, he enlisted in the Confederate 
Army, renewed his boyish acquaintance with Gen. Fitz 
Lee, and was appointed a captain on the latter's staff. 
Was slightly wounded at the battle of Hartwood Church, 
February, 1863. In May, 1863, as a recognition of gal- 
lant conduct on the field, and a successful coup, by which 
he captured an important detachment of the enemy, was, 
by President Davis, commissioned a major and appointed 
adjutant and inspector of cavalry. Was badly wounded 
in the abdomen by a fragment of shell during the second 
day's fight in the Wilderness, near Spottsylvania Court 
House, and his leg pierced by a ball in a fight near 
Brandy Station ; was in such other noted battles as Chan- 
cellorsville, Gettysburg (where he was wounded in the 
shoulder), Malvern Hill, etc., etc. Was Provost Marshal 
at Culpeper during the winter of 1863. Was taken 
prisoner in March, 1865, and confined in the "Old Capi- 


tol," at Washington, until the following May. The war 
being over he took the oath of allegiance and returned to 
Maryland. He resumed his residence at " The Valley" 
until November, 1886, when he removed to Washington. 
Though taking great interest always in politics, and 
representing his election district for many years at the 
county convention, he was never a candidate for office, 
and declined to accept a nomination for the Legislature. 
Was an active member of the Farmers' Grange, and held 
the position of lecturer for several years, or until the dis- 
banding of the organization. Tall, of an athletic build and 
training, he was a beautiful rider up to the time he re- 
moved from the country, and sat his horse as if man and 
animal were one. He contracted an acute affection of the 
lungs, and, after a few weeks' illness, died December 13, 
1896. He was interred December 15 in the family 
graveyard at " The Valley," just forty years after his mar- 

Issue : 

Walter' Worthington Bowie, b. April 22, 1858. At- 
tended school in Nottingham, and also at the Academy 
in Marlboro' ; lived two years in Baltimore, and then 
entered the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad, in 
Washington, D. C, where he now resides. Married 
September 23, 1885, Eleanor, third child of Thomas 
Clagett, "of Keokuk," in Prince George's County, 
Maryland. (See Clagett Note.) She was born July 20, 
Issue : 
I Ruth* Worthington Bowie, b. July 17, 1886. 

Catherine' Waring Bowie, b. April 5, i860; m. Thomas 
J. Clagett, eldest son of Robert A. Clagett, of Prince 
George's County, December 14, 1881, and resides in 
Baltimore, Maryland. (See Clagett Note.) 
Issue : 

1 EuzABETH* Worthington Clagett, b. September 

30, 1882. 

2 Maud* Clagett, d. in infancy. 

3 Catherine® Bowie Clagett, b. January 4, 1885. 

4 Robert* A. Clagett, d. at the age of three. 


5 Samuel^ Gordon Clagett, named in honor of Rev. 

Dr. Samuel Gordon ; d. at the age of seven. 

6 Dorothy^ Clagett, d. in infancy. 

7 Thomas* Jefferson Clagett, Jr., b. September i, 


Xo. 68. 

John" Roiith Bowie, (Dr. Allen' T. Bowie. 
Thomas^ Contee Bowie. Capt. Fielder'^ Bowie. 
Allen^ Bowie, Sr. John' Bowie, Sr.) eldest son of Dr. 
Allen T. Bowie, of Maryland, and liis wife, Matilda Jane 
(Routli) Bowie, was born April 14, 1839, at Natchez, 
Mississippi, and reared at his parents' home, " Franklin," 
on Lake St. Joseph, Tansas County, Louisiana. Private 
tutors prepared him for college, and he was sent to Yale ; 
later to the University of Virginia, and from there to the 
University of North Carolina, where he graduated. 

In 1859 he visited his relatives in Maryland, and while 
there met Frances Caroline Calloway, of North Carolina, 
who was visiting her schoolmate, the daughter of Col. 
John D. Bowling. She was the daughter of James Cal- 
loway, of Wilkesboro', North Carolina, and the latter's 
wife, Mary Iconise Carmichael. This chance meeting re- 
sulted in the marriage of John R. Bowie and Miss Callo- 
way at Salisbury, North Carolina, January 15, 1861. 
Dr. Bowie gave his son a valuable cotton plantation on 
Lake St. Joseph, known as "Glen Allen," where the 
young couple resided until the beginning of 1862, when 
John Bowie enlisted in Company A, Wirt Adams' Regi- 
ment of Louisiana Cavalry, Confederate States Army. 
He was later detailed as sergeant in the Signal Corps, and 
was stationed on the banks of the Mississippi in charge 
of the signal station at that point, where he was entrusted 
with the transmission of all dispatches to and from the 


armies of the East and West Divisions. In 1865 he re- 
turned to " Glen Allen " and resumed the management of 
his plantation. 

A lover of aquatic sports, he organized a club on the 
lake, and his racing shell, " The Viking," became quite 
renowned for its success in various regattas on Lake St. 
Joseph. This boat was built at the Confederate States 
Navy Yard, Selma, Alabama, for its owner's use while in 
charge of the signal station during the war. He was a 
man of fine physique, fond of all out-door sports, a good 
rider and crack shot. For several years previous to his 
death he was lay-reader every Sunday in the neighboring 
Episcopal Church. He died September 23, 1878, from 
the effects of a kick received from one of his favorite 
horses. His widow then removed to North Carolina 
where she-had inherited a large landed estate near Wilkes- 
boro.' She died there of pneumonia May 25, 1885. 

Issue ; 

I James'' Calloway Bowie, b. October 17, 1865. 

II Frances^ Caroline Calloway Bowie, b. August 13, 1S67. 

Entered a Roman Catholic Sisterhood in North Caro- 
lina, 1896. 

III Mary' Mackall Bowie, b. January 12, 1870; m. October 

3, 1893, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Adam W. Jones, son 
of William Jones, of Georgia, and his wife, Martha 
Harris, of Staunton, Virginia. They reside in Atlanta, 

IV Annie' Smith Bowie, b. February 14, 1871. 

V Mary' Virginia Bowie, b. August 13, 1874. 

VI Matilda'' Jane Bowie, b. August 13, 1874. 

VII Thomas' ConTEE Bowie, b. July 27, 1876. Is a law student 

at the University of North Carolina. 

VIII Johny' Routh Bowie (a girl), b. June 10, 1880. 

No. 69. 

Capt. Allen*' Thomas Bowie, (Dr. Allen' T. 
Bowie. Thomas* Contee Bowie. Capt. Fielder^ 


Bowie. Allen- Bowie, Sr. John' Bowie, Sr., emi- 
grant.) second son of Dr. Allen Thomas Bowie and his 
wife, Matilda Jane (Routh) Bowie, was born at Natchez, 
Mississippi, Angust 17, 1840. With his brothers he was 
prepared for college by private tutors. Was a student at 
Oakland College, Mississippi, and at the University of 
Virginia. Was in the graduating class at the University 
of North Carolina in 1861 when the great Civil Conflict 
burst forth. He did not wait to finish his course at the 
university, but cast his lot with that of his native State, 
and enlisted as a private in Company A, Wirt Adams' 
Cavalry, Confederate States Army. 

The gallant bearing of the young private early attracted 
the attention of his commanding officer, and, for meritori- 
ous conduct, was, in 1862, promoted to adjutant of the 
regiment. On November 11, 1863, as a further recogni- 
tion of his services, was assigned to the staff" of Gen. Wirt 
Adams, with rank of captain. Was in active service 
during the entire four years of the Civil War, and at the 
suspension of hostilities in 1865 was paroled with his 
brigade at Gainesville, Alabama. He then returned to 
Lake St. Joseph, where he engaged in cotton-planting 
until 1869, when he removed to Natchez, where he since 
resided, having at one time been Assistant-Postmaster of 
that city. On November 21, 1867, he was married at 
" Franklin," Lake St. Joseph, by the Rt. Rev. J. P. B. 
Wilmer, Bishop of Louisiana, Protestant Episcopal Church, 
to his first cousin, Ann Matilda Marshall, widow of Henry 
Jourdan Marshall, and a daughter of Calvin Smith Routh, 
(son of John Routh) and his wife, Ann Elizabeth (Skill- 
man) Routh. The latter was a daughter of Andrew Skill- 
man and Anne Sterling. Mrs. Allen T. Bowie, Jr., was 
born June 8, 1843. Her first marriage also occurred at 
"Franklin," Lake St. Joseph, December 20, i860, when 
the Rt. Rev. Leonidas Polk, Bishop of Louisiana, Protest- 
ant Episcopal Church (later the celebrated Confederate 
general), officiated. Thus both of her marriages were per- 


formed by bishops of the Episcopal Church, a somewhat 
unique circumstance. By her first marriage there was 
born December 31, 1861, a daughter. Henry Jourdan 
Marshall died in 1862. Mrs. Bowie's death occurred at 
Natchez, Mississippi, October 27, 1895. She inherited 
the " Kenilworth " plantation, on Lake St. Joseph, from 
her father, and when the Episcopal Church was built in 
St. Joseph, she generously donated the "Kenilworth" 
bell to the church, and for a quarter of a century it has 
summoned the people of the village to the house for 
prayer. She was noted for her beauty of person and char- 

Issue of Capt. Allen T. Bowie and wife : 

I Allen' Thomas Bowie Jr., b. September 25, 1868, at "Frank- 

lin ; " m. June 7, 1898, at Eutaw Plantation, Colahoula 
County, Louisiana, Myra A. Crossgrove. 

II Matilda' Routh Bowie, b. at Natchez, October 30, 1870. 

III Anne' Smith Bowie, b. April 13, 1872 ; d. May 18, 1873. 

IV Andrew' Routh Bowie, b. June 21, 1873; d. December 

13, 1878, at " Bell Meade " plantation, Jefferson County, 

V Thomas' CoNTEE Bowie, b. July 29, 1874; d. August i, 


Xo. 70. 

Thomas^ Contee Bowie, Jr., (Dr. Allen^ T. 
Bowie. Thomas^ Contee Bowie. Capt. Fielder* 
Bowie. Allen^ Bowie, Sr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) young- 
est son of Dr. Allen T. Bowie and his wife, Matilda Jane 
(Routh) Bowie, was born October 14, 1841, at " Oakland," 
Natchez, Mississippi, where his father settled after he left 
Maryland. He was raised, however, at " Franklin," on 
Lake St. Joseph, Tansas Parish, Louisiana, which was 
his parents' home. Like his brothers, he was prepared 
for college by private tutors ; went first to Oakland Col- 


lege, Mississippi, then to the University of Virginia, and 
finally to the University of North Carolina. Was in the 
graduating class of 1861 when the war came on. Re- 
signed his prospects for collegiate honors, and, with his 
two brothers, enlisted as a private in Company A, Wirt 
Adams' Regiment of Cavalry, Confederate States Army. 
Was transferred to the Trans-Mississippi Department, 
promoted to lieutenant, and assigned to General Major's 
staff. While stationed in Natchez, he met Celeste Vidal 
Page, daughter of Dr. William Byrd Page and his wife, 
Celeste (Davis) Page. After the war was over renewed 
his acquaintance, and married her May 7, 1866, at 

Dr. Page was a Virginian by birth, and had been long 
a distinguished practitioner in Philadelphia, but generally 
spent his winters in Natchez, near which city he had 
large cotton interests, in Concordia Parish, Louisiana. 
Thomas C. Bowie, or " Tam," as he was generally known, 
took his bride to "Franklin," where he engaged in cotton- 
planting until his death, April i, 1880, from a pulmonary 
disease contracted from exposure and hardships in the 
army. His wife survived him several years. After she 
died her children removed to Philadelphia and resided 
with their mother's family. 

Issue of Celeste and T. C. Bowie : 

I William' Page Bowie, b. 1867 ; d. 1868. 

II Thomas' Contee Bowie, b. 1869 ; d. 1869. 

III Celeste' Page Bowie, b. February 20, 1871 ; m. November 

28, 1894, David Pepper, Jr., of Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 

IV Allen' Thomas Bowie, b. 1872 ; d. 1873. 

V John' Routh Bowie, b. July 5, 1875. Is connected with 

the engineering department of the Pennsylvania Rail- 
road at Altoona, Pennsylvania. 

VI Marie' Vidal Page Bowie, b. 1878 ; d. in infancy. 

VII Pauline' Davis Bowie, b. September 7, 1879. I/ives in 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 


ITo. 71. 

John" Eversfield Bowie, (Allen' P. Bowie. 
Capt. Eversfield* Bowie. Capt. Fielder'^ Bowie. 
Allen- Bowie, Sr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) third child of 
Allen Perrie Bowie and his wife, Melvina Harper (Berry) 
Bowie, was born near Upper Marlborough, Maryland, 
March 25, 1835. Received a collegiate education. On 
October 15, 1856, married Jennie S. Morsell, daughter of 
Judge James Morsell, of Georgetown, D. C, and his wife, 
Jane Sewell. 

For several years after his marriage he resided at 
" Leith," or " Half Pone," the plantation which his father 
had bought after the death of its owner, Walter B. C. 
Worthington. This farm, as has been previously shown, 
was once owned by Allen Bowie, Sr., and his son Fielder 
Bowie (Jack Bowie as he was called) removed from the 
Nottingham neighborhood to his old home " Cleveland," 
near " Forestville," Prince George's County, where he 
died September 12, 1874. His widow and younger 
children later made their home in Washington. He is 
buried at the Episcopal Church in Forestville. 

Issue : 

I James' Morsell Bowie, b. 1857. 

II Allen' Preston Bowie, b. 1859 ; lives near Marlboro' ; m. 

Januar}' 25, 1881, Agnes Louise, daughter of Dr. Richard 
WiUiam Bowie. 
Issue : 

1 Allen* Percy Bowie, d. in infancy. 

2 Richard* William Bowie. 

3 Florence* Edwards Bowie. 

4 Amelia* Somervell Bowie. 

5 Margaret* Magruder Bowie. 

6 Jennie* Morsell Bowie. 

7 Marie* Louise Bowie. 

III Alice" Bowie, d. in infancy. 

IV Fielder' Bowie, d. young. 

V Robert' Lee Bowie, m. 1898, F'annie Combs. 

VI Cora' Bowie. 

VII Mary' Bowie. 


CliiTord'^ ;\apoleon Bowie, (Allen^ Perrie 
Bowie. Eversfield* Bowie. Fielder^ Bowie. Au.en^ 
Bowie, Sr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) fourth child of Allen 
' Perrie Bowie and his wife, Melvina Harper (Berry) Bowie, 
was born near Upper Marlborough, Maryland, March 17, 
1837. Was educated at Dickerson College, and at St. 
John's College, Annapolis, Maryland. Served in the 
Confederate Army during the Civil War, 1861-64, and in 
1866 he went to Missouri, and thence to Montana, where 
he lived several years, but finally settled in the southern 
part of California. October 25, 1867, he married Mary 
E. Irvine, of Kentucky. In 1898 he went to Phillips- 
burg, Montana, where his eldest son was postmaster, hop- 
ing that a change of climate would restore him to health, 
but he died August 27, 1898, and was Ijuried at Phillips- 
burg, Montana. 

Issue : 

I Mary'' Irvine Bowie. 

II Ali^en^ Preston Bowie, b. 187 1. 

III Edna" Story Bowie. 

IV Fannie^ O'Bannon Bowie. 

V Thomas' Howard Bowie, b. 1875. 

VI Cufford' Pinckney Bowie, b. 1880. 

Wo. 73. 

Dr. Howard" Stafford Bowie, (Allen^ Perrie 
Bowie. Eversfield* Bowie. Capt. Fielder^ Bowie. 
Allen- Bowie, Sr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) ninth child of 
Allen Perrie Bowie and his wife, Melvina Harper (Berry) 
Bowie, was born August 10, 1846, at "Cleveland," the 
home of his parents, near Forestville, Prince George's 
County, Maryland. Was a student at St. Timothy's 


Hall, near Baltimore, and later at Washington College, 
Kent County, Maryland. He then attended lectures at 
the Medical University of Maryland, in Baltimore. In 
1869 was appointed one of the clinical assistants at the 
Baltimore Infirmary. Took his degree in medicine at 
the university in the Class of 1870, and became assistant 
physician to the Baltimore Infirmary. Later he resigned 
this position and went to Montana Territory, where he 
pursued his profession for several years, but finally re- 
turned to Baltimore and resumed practice in that city. 
Was one of the organizers of the "Northwestern Dispen- 
sary," as well as attending physician to that charity for 
years. Was a member of the Medical and Chirurgical 
Faculty and Curator, as well as visiting physician to the 
Church Home for a long time. Retired from active 
practice in 1890, and resides at his home on North Eutaw 
Street in winter, and at his country place near Catonsville 
during the summer months. 

October 7, 1879, Dr. Bowie married Laura Virginia 
Berkeley, only daughter of Edris Berkeley and his wife, 
Virginia Enders. Though born in Fairfax County, Vir- 
ginia, Mr. Berkeley for a great number of years lived in 
Baltimore. The history of the Berkeley family is inter- 
woven with that of Virginia for nigh three centuries, its 
men have assisted in upholding the honor of the " Old 
Dominion," both in peace and in war, for many genera- 
tions. The progenitor of the Virginia family was Joseph 
Berkeley, of Beverstone Hall, England ; he emigrated to 
Virginia early in the Seventeenth Century. His son, John 
Berkeley, Sr., died in 1692, and left a son, John Berkeley, 
Jr., who married Susan Linton. The latter's fourth son, 

William Berkeley, Sr., married Elizabeth , and 

their eldest son, William Berkeley, Jr., born about 1720, 
married a widow, Mrs. Barbara Reid, whose maiden name 
was Walker. His son, Benjamin Berkeley, married Lucy 
Newman and had two sons, John Walker Berkeley, who 
married Elizabeth Brewer, and George Newman Berkeley, 


who was the father of the late Mr. William W. Berkeley, of 
Alexandria, Virginia, whose wife was Elizabeth Pattison. 
John Walker Berkeley and his wife, Elizabeth Brewer, 
had one son, Edris Berkeley, who married Virginia 
Enders, and had two children, viz : Mrs. Dr. Bowie, as 
previously shown, and Dr. Henry J. Berkeley, of Balti- 
more, who married Ella Linthicum, a great-granddaughter 
of Gov. Robert Bowie. They have one child. (See Arti- 
cle 30.) 

The issue of Dr. Howard S. Bowie and his wife, Laura, is: 

I Virginia'' Berkeley Bowie, b. July 8, 1880. 

II Edris'' Berkeley Bowie, b. May 8, 1882. 

III Allen'' Stafford Bowie, b. November 13, 1884. 

IV Eleanor' Howard Bowie, b. August 15, 1888. 

No. 74. 

Gov. Oden'' Bowie, (William' Duckett Bowie. 
William^ Bowie " of Walter." Walter^ Bowie, Sr. 
William^ Bowie, Sr. John* Bowie, Sr.) eldest son of 
Col. William D. Bowie and his wife, Mary Eliza, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin Oden, of " Bellefield," and his wife, 
Sophia West, of " The Wood Yard," was born at " Fair- 
view," Prince George's County, Maryland, November 10, 

The subject of this sketch, was, in many respects, one 
of the most remarkable men of his State, and his success 
in life may be attributed principally to his unbending 
will power and entire thoroughness in mastering each 
task he undertook. Sent when only nine years old to St. 
John's College, Annapolis. His three years there were 
marked by close attention to his books and by a remark- 
able memory, which obtained for him, generally, the hon- 
ors of his class. He then went to St. Mary's College, 



Baltimore, where the same qualities of close attention to 
details and determined application to his studies enabled 
him to graduate with success. His school-mates said he 
never forgot what he once learned, and this retentive 
memory, aided by observation of men and events, unflinch- 
ing courage, perseverance and clear judgment, carried 

Governor Oclen Bowie. 

him triumphantly through life, over difficulties where 
others as brilliant had failed. In 1846 he enlisted as a 
private in the Baltimore and Washington Battalion under 
Lieut. -Col. W. H. Watson, and started for the Mexican 
border. At the battle of Monterey he displayed such 
conspicuous bravery that he was complimented by Gen- 


eral Taylor, and promoted to the rank of lieutenant. 
Later President Polk commissioned him to a captaincy 
in the Voltigeur Regiment, commanded by Col. Joseph 
E. Johnston ; he was the youngest captain of that time in 
the army. The Maryland Legislature recognized his gal- 
lantry by a set of complimentary resolutions. When the 
gallant Watson fell from his horse, mortally wounded, 
Oden Bowie was by his side, and, amid a shower of bul- 
lets from the advancing foe, remained, at the peril of his 
life, to receive from his dying leader certain valuable 
papers and instructions. Remounting his horse, though 
then nearly surrounded by the enemy, he made a desper- 
ate dash and succeeded in rejoining his retreating com- 
mand in safety. The climate of Mexico, however, so 
ill-affected his health, that he was forced to return to 
Maryland before the close of the war. 

In 1847 he was a candidate for the Legislature, but his 
opponent charged him with being under age, and though 
he would have arrived at his majority before the Legisla- 
ture convened, this was not generally understood, and he 
was defeated by ten votes. Two years later he again ap- 
peared as a candidate for the House of Delegates, and was 
the only Democrat elected that year in his county. A few 
years after he was elected State Senator, and in 1861 was 
a candidate for the same position, but was defeated by 
Federal military interference at the polls. In 1864 he 
was nominated for lieutenant-governor by the Democrats, 
but lost his election by the intervention, again, of soldiers 
stationed at the voting precincts. Although a warm 
sympathizer with the South, he was not in favor of seces- 
sion, and during the war used his utmost efforts to pre- 
serve the organization of the Democratic party. It was 
largely through his efforts that the party regained control 
of the State. During the whole war he was chairman of 
the State Central Committee. In 1864 he was sent as a 
delegate to the Chicago Convention, which nominated 
General McClellan for the Presidency, and it was entirely 


through his influence and management that the next 
National Democratic Convention was held in Baltimore. 
In 1867 he was the Democratic nominee for governor, 
and was elected by forty-one thousand, six hundred and 
forty-four majority, the largest which has ever been given 
by the State to any candidate. He thus became the second 
of his name and family who held that high position. His 
messages during his incumbency were remarkable for 
their vigor and public spirit. It was owing to his great 
administrative ability that many vexed questions were 
satisfactorily adjusted ; such as the oyster difficulties with 
Virginia, the collection of arrears from the Baltimore & 
Ohio Railroad due the State, conversion of the Chesa- 
peake & Ohio Canal into a paying enterprise, and the 
collection from the United States Government of moneys 
loaned it by the State for war purposes. 

It was due to his energy, perseverance, and courage, 
amid much public doubt and the strenuous opposition of 
the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, that the Baltimore & 
Potomac Railroad achieved success. He was made presi- 
dent of the company when it first organized, and served 
in that capacity until his death, being elected annually by 
the directors without a dissenting vote for thirty- 
five years. He became, during this period, president also 
of the city passenger railway in Baltimore, and, as head of 
that company for twenty-one years, managed its four lines 
with great ability and success. 

His versatility was remarkable. A periodical of the 
day well said : " He was one of the few exceptions to 
the rule that a person applying himself to various occu- 
pations can be master of none." 

An ardent lover of the " turf," he was the owner and 
breeder of many noted racers. Passionately fond of this 
" sport for kings," he spared no time or expense in the 
rearing of blooded stock, and his stables contained such 
noted "flyers" as "Baltimore," " Catesby," " Ore Knob," 
"Crickmore," " Compensation," etc. He was for many 


years president of the Maryland Jockey Club, and his 
colors were seen on every noted track in the East. The 
contests between "Crickmore" and "Hindoo" are familiar 
to every lover of racing. He liked the sport, not for gain, 
but for the genuine pleasure he had in the manly pastime. 
In later years, when his health failed and his physicians 
persuaded him to dispose of his race horses, he remarked 
that it was the saddest day of his life when he finally 
parted with his beloved thoroughbreds. He resided at 
his ancestrial home, " Fairview," which under his careful 
and systematic management was one of the finest planta- 
tions in Prince George's County. 

The more private side of his character was not less admir- 
able. Though of a quick temper, it never hindered the 
emotions of tenderness. A proof of which was that his 
friends were found in all classes who had known his con- 
siderate generosity. It is probable that he was the means 
of assisting more young men to obtain employment, or in 
aiding them to start in life, than any other man who ever 
lived in liis county. The newspapers, at the time of 
his death, eloquently referred to his life and character "as 
a story which should be read with care by the young men 
of today, to teach them how pluck and perseverance, 
backed by indomitable will, can surmount all obstacles." 
He died December 4, 1894, and is interred in the family 
graveyard a short distance from his dwelling. 

On December 3, 1851, he married Alice, daughter of 
Charles H. Carter, of "Goodwood," Prince George's 
County, and his wife, Rosalie Eugenia Calvert, daughter 
of George Calvert, of Riversdale, a descendant of the early 
proprietors of Maryland. Bernard Carter, a distinguished 
lawyer of Baltimore, is a brother of Mrs. Bowie. 

Issue of Oden Bowie and his wife, Alice (Carter) Bowie : 

I Alice' Bowie, b. 1852 ; d. September 19, 1898 ; m. 1877, 
Owen Roberts, son of Joseph Kent Roberts, Sr., and his 
wife, Miss Williams. Mr. Roberts was a widower with one 


son by his first wife, Miss Weems. He resides on his 
farm in the upper part of Prince George's County. 
Issue : 

1 Oden* Bowie Roberts. 

2 Clarence- Meridith Roberts. 

3 Alice** Maud Roberts. 

4 Maynard* Roberts. 

II William" Duckett Bowie, b. July 26, 1854. Educated at 
St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland. Married, in 
1890, Marie Lee Bennett, of West Virginia. In 1891 was 
elected to represent Prince George's County in the 
House of Delegates. In November, 1893, ^^'^^ elected 
State Senator. Mr. Bowie enjoys the rather unique dis- 
tinction of being the fourth member of his family, in 
direct descent, who has been a State Senator, the same 
position having been held by his father, grandfather, 
and great great-grandfather. He has no issue. 

HI Oden" Bowie, Jr., b. 1856 ; a stock broker in New York City 
for a number of years, but now a resident of Prince 
George's County. Single. 

IV Annette" Carter Bowie, m. 1884, Eugene Roberts, a 

brother of her sister's husband. 
Issue : 

1 Annette* Carter Boberts. 

2 Alice* Oden Roberts. 

3 William* Roberts. 

4 Grace* Rogers Roberts. 

V Mary' Oden Bowie, m. 1893, Thomas Whitridge, of 


1 Thomas* Whitridge, Jr. 

2 Helen* Eccleston Whitridge. 

VI Carter' Lee Bowie, b. 1870; a lawyer of Baltimore. When 
war with Spain was declared he volunteered and was 
appointed corporal. Company A, 5th Regiment, Mary- 
land Volunteers. In June, 1898, was ordered south with 
his command, and was stationed at Tampa when peace 
was declared. Returned to Baltimore and resumed the 
practice of law. 
VII Washington' Booth Bowie, b. 1874; resides at " Fair- 

Xo. 75. 
Maj. Henry*^ Brnne Bowie, (Walt^er^ W. W. 


Bowie. Walter^ Bowie, Jr. Walter'^ Bowie, Sr. 
William^ Bowie, Sr. John' Bowie, Sr.) fourth son of 
Walter William Weems Bowie and his wife, Adaline 
(Snovvden) Bowie, was born in Prince George's County, 
Maryland, January 26, 1845. When sixteen years of 
age he went South, entered the Confederate Army, served 
in the ist Virginia Cavalry, under Fitz Lee, and was three 
times wounded. He returned home in the fall of 1864 on fur- 
lough, in consequence of his wounds, and was there when- 
his brother, Capt. Walter Bowie, passed on his last and 
fatal raid through Maryland. He at once attached him- 
self to the scouting party, and was at his brother's side 
when the latter was shot from ambush near Sandy 
Springs, Montgomery County, Maryland. Brune Bowie 
remained at the side of his dying brother and was taken 
prisoner and confined in the " Old Capitol," at Washing- 
ton, until the war ended the following spring. The 
Federal authorities had determined to exterminate Walter 
Bowie and his entire command, and Brune Bowie nar- 
rowly escaped death when first captured. 

Some years later he removed to Baltimore, where he 
now resides, and is engaged in the exportation of lumber. 
On November 6, 1872, Mr. Bowie married Florence 
Reese, a daughter of Rev. E. Y. Reese, of Baltimore. 

Issue ; 

I WaIvTEr'' Bowie, b. 1873 ! d. in infancy. 

II Cari^Ton' Reese Bowie, b. December 3, 1874. Entered 

the services of a mercantile firm of Baltimore, and when 
the war with Spain was declared volunteered and 
was appointed a corporal in Company M, 5th Mary- 
land Regiment, of which he had been a member for 
some years. He embarked with his regiment for Cuba, 
but the latter was ordered into camp at Tampa, Florida, 
where he remained until the command returned home 
upon the cessation of hostilities. 


Xo. 76. 

Robert" Bowie, (Walter^ W. W. Bowie. Walter^ 
Bowie, Jr. Walter^ Bowie, Sr. William- Bowie, Sr. 
JOHN^ Bowie Sr.) fifth son of Walter W. W. Bowie and 
his wife, Adaline (Snowden) Bowie, was born in Prince 
George's County, Maryland, December 22, 1852. Re- 
ceived a collegiate education and graduated as a civil en- 
gineer. Assisted in the construction of the Baltimore & 
Potomac Railroad. Was nominated by the Democrats as 
County Surveyor in 1875, but defeated by the Repub- 
lican candidate. In June, 1873, he married Mary Alice 
Earley, daughter of William H. Earle)-, of Braudywine, 
Prince George's County, Maryland. In 1884 Robert 
Bowie removed to North Carolina, where he engaged in 
mining operations, and later located in Tennessee, where 
he follows his profession of civil engineering. 

Issue : 

I Walter' Bowie, b. 1874 ; d. in infancy. 

II Earlev' Bowie, b. 1876. 

III Allen" Bowie, b. 1878. 

IVo. 77. 

Reginald'^ Bowie, (Walter^ W. W. Bowie. 
Walter^ Bowie, Jr. Walter^ Bougie, Sr. William^ 
Bowie, Sr. John^ Bowie, Sr.) youngest son of Walter 
William Weems Bowie and his wife, Adaline (Snowden) 
Bowie, was born at "Willow Grove," Prince George's 
County, Maryland, December 14, 1854. Upon leaving 
school received an appointment in the State Tobacco Ware- 
house in Baltimore, and removed to that city. On January 
28, 1880, he married Blanche Crouch, of Chestertown, Kent 
County, Maryland. In 1890 he was nominated for the 


Legislature by the Democrats and elected a member of 
the House of Delegates. After the expiration of his term 
in the State Legislature he accepted an appointment in 
the Baltimore City Post Office. 

I Clarence' K-. Bowie, b. Februarj^ 14, 1881. Is a student at 

Baltimore College. 

II Cecelius' Calvert Bowie, b. September 14, 1882. 

III Mary' Bernicia Bowie, b. November 14, 1884. 

Xo. 78. 

Thomas^ Truenian Somervell Bowie, (Dr. 
Richard'^' W. Bowie. William'^ M. Bowie. William^ 
Bowie 3d. Wiixiam'^ Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, Jr. 
JOHN^ Bowie, Sr.) second son of Dr. Richard William 
Bowie and his wife, Margaret Somervell Bowie, was born 
near Upper Marlborough, Maryland, June 12, 1842. Was 
educated at the Brooke ville Academy, Montgomery County, 
and at the Maryland Agricultural College. December 
3, 1868, he married Agnes Woods McGregor, daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel Mortimer McGregor, of Prince George's 
County, and his wife, Euphemia Mitchell, who, born 
July 17, 1812, in Scotland, emigrated to America with 
her parents in 1826, and married in 1828. 

Mr. Bowie pursued the life of a planter upon the estate 
known as " Brookefield," on the Patuxent River (which 
he received from his grandfather, and which had been 
owned in 1707 by John Bowie, Sr.), until 1891, when he 
disposed of his farm, removed to Washington, D. C, and 
accepted a position in the United States War Department, 
which he still holds. Mrs. Bowie's brother, Rodrick Mc- 
Gregor, married Margaret Elizabeth Bowie, a sister of the 


subject of this sketch, thus doubly uniting the Bowies 
and McGregors. 

Issue of Thomas T. S. Bowie : 

I NaThaniei.^ Mortimer Bowie, b. October 21, 1869. En- 

gaged in mercantile business in Louisville, Kentucky. 

II Richard^ Somerveli, Bowie, of Washington, D. C, b. 

March 6, 1871 ; m. November 11, 1896, L,ena Campbell 
Hunter, daughter of Frederick Hunter, of Fredericks- 
burg, Virginia. Resides in Washington. 
Issue : 
I Hunter* Somervell Bowie, b. April 11, 1898; d. 
September 24, 1898. 

III Rena* Vernon Bowie, b. August 15, 1872. 

IV Blanch^ Evelyn Bowie, b. March 14, 1878. 

V Agnes* Woods Bowie, b. August 21, 1882; d. August 19, 


VI HELEN* Swan Bowie, b. October 16, 1884. 

VII John* Francis McGregor Bowie, b. October 31, 1885. 

VIII George* Calvert Bowie, b. April 17, 1888. 

Till! Mn 01 um Goiif, inionii. 

For the past three years the writer has vainly en- 
deavored to trace, with perfect accuracy, the many 
branches of that large family of Bowies, whose ancestor, 
Abraham Boey, emigrated from Scotland and settled 
in Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland, where he 
died in 1752. 

His descendants are very numerous, and, while many 
are still to be found in Charles County, a much larger 
number are located in Baltimore, Washington, D. C, 
Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and the Gulf States. 
The researches which have been made by the writer prove 
conclusively that all the persons mentioned in the follow- 
ing articles are directly descended from Abraham Boey, 
above-fnentioned, and, while the latter did not spell his 
name in the same manner as his descendants have done 
for generations, he was, without doubt, a member of that 
ancient Scottish family which sprung from a common pro- 
genitor — spread over the Gaelic districts of Scotland, and 
in different localities spelled their name, Bue, Bui, Boye, 
Boey, Buie, and Bowie. The posterity of Abraham Boey 
have demonstrated that the courage of their Scottish ances- 
tors has been an inheritance with them in each genera- 
tion, and, like the Bowies of Prince George's County, 
Maryland, they have fought for their country in every 
war which' it has had from the Revolution to the present 
time. There has been no evidence discovered showing 
relationship between Abraham Boey, progenitor of the 
Charles County Bowies, and John Bowie, ancestor of the 


Prince George's County Bowies, or between the descend- 
ants of the two men. The following record of the Bowies 
of Charles County is compiled from meager entries found 
in the Durham Parish Register, Probate Court Records, 
and family traditions supplied by a few members of the 
present generation. Probably a fuller or more accurate 
sketch could have been presented had the author received 
replies to a great many letters written by him to mem- 
bers of the family, who, it appears, possessing few records 
of their line, did not consider it necessary to impart the 
knowledge they had regarding the more recent generations. 
It is to be regretted that such should have been the case, 
as often a slight suggestion, or apparently unimportant 
item, affords a clew to valuable discoveries to one who is 
making a careful study of the subject. 

No. 1. 

Abraham^ Boey, said to have been born in Scot- 
land, and to have emigrated to America early in the Eigh- 
teenth Century. It is not known who he married, but 
his death occurred in 1752 at his home, " Senah's De- 
light," Durham Parish, Ciiarles County, Maryland. The 
records of the Probate Court show that his son, John 
Boey, applied for letters of administration, and rendered a 
final settlement in 1753. Among the disbursements 
claimed and allowed, were the funeral expenses for both 
Abraham Boey and his wife, showing they died within a 
short time of each other. No children are mentioned 
other than the administrator, and in every case the name 
is spelled Boey. 

Known issue : 

8 I joHN^ Boey. 


Xo. 2. 

John^ Boey, (Abraham^ Boey.) son of Abraham 
Boey, was probably born in Durham Parish about 1725. 
He administered upon his father's estate, and later his 
name appears as a contributor to the support of Durham 
Parish. His name is spelled both Boey and Bowie, but 
when his death is mentioned, about 1781, the entry reads, 
"John Bowie, of Durham Parish." His wife's name is 

Issue ; 


I JOHN^ Bowie, Jr. 


II OswEi.i,^' Bowie. 


Ill Wii.i<iAM=' Bowie. 


Issue : 

I Alexander* Bowie, Jr. 

V Matthew^ Bowie, d. in the Revolutionary Amiy. 


VI Rhodi" Bowie. 

No. 3. 

John'^ Bowie, Jr., (John^ Boey. Abraham^ Boey.) 
eldest son of John Boey, or Bowie, resided in Charles 
County, Maryland. His wife is thought to have been a 
Miss Peel. He died prior to 1800. 

Reported issue : 

I James* Peel Bowie, mentioned as a contributor to Dur- 

ham Parish. 

II John* Bowie, b. about 1775. Removed to Virginia, near 

Markham Station, and married Miss Holtzclaw. She 
died in 1822, and he in 1837. He had a large family, 
and his descendants are very numerous in Virginia at 
the present time. 
His children were : 
I Newton^ Simon Bowie, m. Sophia Bradford, sister 
of Col. Benjamin Bradford, of the War of 1812-14. 


One of his sons was : 

I CapT. H.« C. Bowie, of the Confederate Army. 

2 Watson* Bowie, m. Lucinda Iden. 

3 George* Washington Bowie, m. ist Harriet Ash, 

2d Miss Mason. 
A son by his first wife is : 

I James** W. Bowie, of Herndon, Virginia. 

4 John* Bowie, Jr., m. Elizabeth Lake. 

5 NiMROD* Bowie, m. Sarah Conner. 

6 Matilda* Bowie, ni. Evan Philips. 

7 SarepTa* Bowie, m. Francis Ash. 

8 WiNNY* Bowie, m. John Crupper. 

9 Harriet* Bowie, m. John Wilson. 
10 Cynthia* Bowie, m. Silas Cornwell. 

HI Peter* Bowie. Removed to Montgomery County. Issue 

Xo. 4. 

Osweir Bowie, (John^ Boey. Abraham^ Boey.) 
son of John Boey, of Charles County, was probably born 
about 1745. His wife's name is unknown. He died 
about 1 795-1 800. 

Issue : 



Abraham* Bowie. 



Joseph* Bowie. 



Isaac* Bowie. 


Sarah* Bowie. 


Jane* Bowie. 


Elizabeth* Bowie. 

VII Annie* Bowie. 

Xo. 5. 

William^ Bowie, (John^ Boey. Abraham* Boey.) 
son of John Boey, of Charles County, is mentioned as liv- 


ing in Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland. His 
wife is said to have been Miss Davis. He was probably 
born about 1750. 

His known issue was : 

I Davis* Bowie, m. Miss Miller, and removed to Orange 

County, Virginia. He left a number of children whose 
names are not given. 
One daughter : 

I JuuA^ Bowie, b. 1805 ; m. 1823, William Cox, of 
Charles County. 
Among her issue was : 

I Julia** Cox, b. 1824; m. Mr. Stromberger, of 
Has issue : 
I Julia'' Stromberger, single. ■ 

II Capt. Theophilus* Bowie. Was a captain of a ship, 

"Alexandria," sailing between Baltimore, Fredericks- 
burg, and Georgetown, D. C. In 1813 he severed his 
connection with the owners of the ship and settled in 
Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he married. 
One son was : 

I Alexander* Bowie. A merchant of Fredericksburg. 
A son of his was : 

I Alexander® Bowie, Jr., of Richmond; twice 
10 III James* Bowie, m. Catherine H. Weston. 

No. 6. 

RhodP Bowie, (John^ Boey. Abraham^ Boey.) son 
of John Boey, of Durham Parish, Charles County, Mary- 
land, was probably born about 1752, and lived all his life in 
Charles County, where he died in 18 18. The name of 
his wife is not known, but he had at least six children, 
all of whom left their native county and removed to 
Abbeville, South Carolina, a number of years before their 
father's death. 


Those of whom we have record were : 

I Catherine* Bowie, m. in Maryland, a Mr. Flurrj-, and 
after his death removed to South Carolina. 

11 II Hezekiah* Bowie, b. about 1778; m. Elizabeth Sims. 

Ill Francis* Bowie, m. , of Maryland, and removed to 


12 IV Eli* Bowie, b. about 1781 ; ni. Catherine Franklin, 
V Gracv* Bowie. Removed to Abbeville. 

13 VI Richard* Price Bowie, b. 1786; m. Catherine Hodges. 

Wo. 7. 

Abraliam^ Bowie, (Oswell'' Bowie. John^ Boey. 
Abraham' Bop:y.) eldest sou of Osvvell Bowie, of Charles 
County, Maryland, resided in Durham Parish on his fatm, 
" Senah's Delight." Was mentioned in 1794 as contri- 
buting to the support of the rector of Durham Church, 
and also as Clerk of the Parish. The name of his wife is 
not given. 

Known issue : 

Uriah* Bowie, b. about 1795 ; resided in Charles County. 
Issue : 

I Alexander" Bowie, m. and removed to Washington. 
Issue : 

1 Herbert" Bowie. 

2 Webster" Bowie. 

3 Sylvester' Bowie. 

4 Wesley^ Bowie, m. AUce Bowie, a cousin. 
Issue : 

1 Joseph^ Bowie. 

2 Isaac* Bowie. 

Zachariah* Bowie, resided in Charles County. 
Issue : 

1 Edward" Bowie. 

2 John" Bowie. 

3 Simon" F. Bowie, tn. 1867 Mary Burgess. 


Wo. 8. 

Joseph^ Bowie, (Oswell'^ Bowie. John^ Boey. 
Abraham^ Boey.) second son of Oswell Bowie, resided 
in Charles County, Maryland. 

He left issue : 

I JOHN^ Bowie, b. about 1800. 
Had issue : 

I John** Bowie, Jr. 
n Joseph^ Bowie, Jr., m. and left issue. 
in OswELiv* Bowie, Jr., m. and left issue. 
IV Richard^ Bowie, m. and left 
Issue : 

I Thomas'* E. Bowie, m. and had 
Issue : 
I Joseph' Bowie. 

Ifo. 9. 

Isaac* Bowie, (Oswell^ Bowie. John^ Boey. 
Abraham^ Boey.) third son of Oswell Bowie, was born 
about 1775 in Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland. 
In 1805 he married Josephine, daughter of Benjamin 
Bullman, and died about 1830, leaving 

Issue : 

I Ethei^bert^ Bowie, b. 1806 ; m. . 

Issue : 

1 James® A. Bowie, m. Susan Ward Simons. 
Issue : 

1 MAXAM11.UAN' Bowie. 

2 WitiyiAM' Bowie. 

3 James' H. Bowie. 

2 John® T. Bowie. Living in Charles County ; m. Miss 

Issue : 

1 Marcei,i«us' Bowie. 

2 Algie' Bowie. 

3 John' T. Bowie, Jr. 

4 Richard' Bowie. 


3 Ethei<bert^ Bowie, Jr., m. . 

Issue : 

1 Vivian^ Bowie. 

2 Henry' James Bowie. 

3 William' B. Bowie, m. . 

Issue : 

1 William^ Bowie. 

2 Robert* Bowie. 

II AouiLLA^ Bowie, b. December 25, 1812 ; m.June 11, 1840, 

Margaret, daughter of Jeremiah Hammett and his wife, 
Margaret Burroughs. He removed to Vicksburg, Miss- 
issippi, in 1840, where he died in 1893. 
Issue : 

1 William® H. Bowie, b. 1841 ; d. 1862, in Confederate 


2 Hester** Ann Bowie, b. 1842 ; m. Dr. Stewart. 

3 Elizabeth^ Bowie, b. 1844; m. Rev. C. T. McAnley. 

4 Josephine" Bowie, b. 1845 ; m- Rev. John W. Jones. 

5 Benjamin" Bullm.\n Bowie, b. 1849 ; m. . 

Issue : 

Four children, names not given. 

6 Ella" G. Bowie, b. 1847 ! ^^i- J- E. Burge. 

7 Mary" Bowie, b. 1852; m. J. F. Riley. 

8 Marie" Bowie, b. 1855; m. D. M. Parker. 

9 Aouilla" Bowie, Jr., b. 1859. 

III Pliney^ Bowie, b. 1814 ; m. Jane, daughter of Henry 

Issue : 

I Henry" H. Bowie, b. 1843 ; m. Mary E. Simons, 
1868. Resides near Pisgah, Charles County. He 
has been a successful farmer and has been also 
elected a Coun,ty Commissioner. 
Issue : 

1 Lee' Bowie, b. 1869; m. Julia Dixon, of Mont- 

gomery County. He is a merchant in Washing- 
ton, D. C, and has also commercial interests in 
Issue : 
Three children, names not given. 

2 Pinkney' W. Bowie. Commercial broker. 

3 Hester' Bowie. 

No. 10. 
Jame^^ Bowie, (William^ Bowie. John^ Boey. 


Abraham^ Boey.) third son of William Bowie and his 

wife, (Davis) Bowie, was born in Charles County, 

Maryland, about 1776. He removed to Baltimore, 
Maryland, where, with his brother, Capt. Theophilus 
Bowie, and a cousin, Alexander Bowie, he learned the 
business of ship-building. At that era Baltimore was 
noted for the " clipper " ships turned out from her docks. 
About 1798 Mr. Bowie removed to Charlestown, South 
Carolina, where he continued his business of building 
ships. He married Catherine Hamilton Weston, who 
was born in England. They lived on Wadnealaw Island, 
in Charleston Harbor. He died about 18 10, leaving 

Issue : 

14 I JAMES^ Weston Bowie, m. Mar}- Campbell. 

II WiLiviAM^ BowiK, d. single. 

III Catherine^ Bowie, d. single. 

No. 11. 

YAV Bowie, (Rhodi^ Bowie. John- Boey. Abra- 
ham^ Boey.) son of Rhodi Bowie, Sr., was born in 
Charles County, Maryland, in 1781, and in 1800 removed 
with his sisters and brothers to Abbeville, South Carolina, 
where, about 1802, he married Catherine Franklin, who 
was also born in Maryland. He owned a farm near 
Abbeville. He was an active member of the Methodist 
Church, and about 1817 founded "Gilyal Church," now 
standing, in Abbeville County. He died at Abbeville in 
1850, and his widow in 1867. 

I James^ Price Bowie, b. abovit 1805 ; m. Mary Flurry, of 
Maryland ; d. in 1873. He served in the Confederate 
Army and was commissioned captain. 


Issue : 

1 Lieut. F.« E. Bowie, m. Susan Dill. Was an officer 

in Holcomb's Legion, Confederate States Army. 

2 John** W. Bowie, served in the Confederate Army. 

3 Eli" B. Bowie, served in the Confederate Army. 

4 Benjamin" Bowie. 

5 Charles" T. Bowie. 

6 Sarah" J. Bowie, m. Henry Taylor. 

7 Malinda" Bowie, m. John Smith. 

II Hezekiah^ Bowie, b. 1809 ; m. Anne McKown. Removed 

to McCool, Mississippi. 
Issue : 

1 Wilson" Bowie, served in Confederate Army. 

2 Robert" J. Bowie, was mayor of McCool, and was 

murdered in 1896. 

3 Joseph" Bowie. 

4 Tullv" Bowie. 

5 Brown" Bowie. 

6 Appy" Bowie. 

7 Mary" L. Bowie. 

8 Emma" Bowie. 

III JOHN^ Bowie. 

IV William* B. Bowie, b. 1813 ; m. Margaret Henry ; d. at 

Abbeville 1883 ; she died in 1895. 
Issue : 

1 Marcy" C. Bowie, m. Quincy Radcliff. He was a 

lieutenant in Confederate Army. Died 1863. 
Issue : 

I William' F. Radcliff, residing in Abbeville. 

2 Jane" R. Bowie, m. J. N. Drake ; he served in Con- 

federate Army and had 
Issue : 

1 John' W. Drake. 

2 Ida' Drake. 

3 Annie' Drake. 

4 ' Drake, m. W. S. Tinsley. 

V Asa* Bowie, b. 1817 ; m. 1842 Martha A. Botts. Served as 

sergeant in Holcomb's Legion, Confederate Army. 

Lives in Abbeville. His wife died in 1895. 
Issue : 

I Lewis" Davis Bowie, b. 1843. Served for four years 
as a member of Orr's Rifles, Confederate Army ; 
was six times wounded. After the war taught 
school, and later was elected for a term of four years 
Clerk of the Court for Abbeville County. Lives at 
Due West, South Carolina. He married Mary J. 
Russell, of Abbeville. 


Issue : 

1 Lila' a. Bowie, m. John E. Ellison, a merchant 

of Anderson, South Carolina. 

2 Minnie' L,. Bowie, single. Is a teacher and a 

graduate of the female college at Due West, 
South Carolina. 

3 Anne' Bowie. Also a graduate of Due West 


4 Wilwam' Eugene Bowie. 

2 Jacob" Howard Bowie, b. 1845 ; served in the Con- 

federate Army ; m. Malinda J. Agnew. He lives at 
Abbeville. His wife died in 1873, and he then mar- 
ried Essie Loner. 
Issue : 

1 Leonora' H. Bowie. 

2 Martha' N. Bowie. 

3 Samuel' A. Bowie. 

4 Anne' B. Bowie. 

5 William' T. Bowie. 

Jacob Howard Bowie had issue by a second wife : 

1 Louis' Bowie. 

2 Carrie' Bowie. 

3 John' B. Bowie. 

4 Lacy' Bowie. 

5 Paul' Bowie. 

6 Pearl' Bowie. 

7 Benjamin' T. Bowie. 

8 Maud' Bowie. 

3 Leard" Kelly Bowie, b. about 1848. Removed to 

Elberon, Georgia. He married Anne Milford, of 
Abbeville, South Carolina. 
Has issue : 

1 Samuel' Bowie. 

2 William' Bowie. 

3 Lucien' Bowie. 

4 CelESTi" Bowie, m. John W. Simpson, of Abbeville, 
Issue : 

I Alice' Simpson. 

5 Emerline® Bowie, b. 1852 ; single. Lives in Abbe- 

VI H.^ B. Bowie, b. at Abbeville, South Carolina, in 1820. He 
served in the Confederate Army, and is now living in 
Abbeville. He married Matilda McKee, of Abbeville, 
and they have 
Issue : 

I Pinckney'^ W. Bowie. Member of the Second South 
Carolina Rifles ; was killed at the battle of Malvern 
Hill, Virginia, 1862. 


Augustus* L. Bowie. Served in the Confederate 
Army, and married his cousin, Martha J. Bowie, 
daughter of his great-uncle, Richard Price Bowie, 
by the latter's second wife. He died in 1896, and 
his widow lives in Abbeville. 

Issue : 

1 Annie' Bowie. 

2 Brown' Bowie. 

3 Lee' Bowie. 

4 George' Bowie. 

5 Calvin' Bowie. 

6 Dora' Bowie. 

Xo. 12. 

Hezekiah^ Bowie, Sr., (Rhodi-^ Bowie, Sr. John^ 
BoEY. Abraham' Boey.) son of Rliodi Bowie, Sr., was 
born about 1778, in Charles County, Maryland, and with 
his sisters and brothers removed in 1800 to Abbeville, 
South Carolina. He owned a farm in that county, on 
which he lived until his death in 1845. He married 
Elizabeth Sims, who died in 1857. They had a large 
family, and all of them removed from South Carolina to 
Mississippi about 1852. 


I Wright^ Bowie. 

II George'^ Bowie. 

III JOHN^ F. Bowie. 

IV Jetson^ Bowie. 

V Eli'* Bowie, Jr. 

VI LuciNDA* Bowie, m. David Ruff. 

VII Catherine^ Bowie. 

VIII Zebiah^ Bowie. 

Xo. 13. 
Richard^ Price Bowie, (Rhodi'* Bowie, Sr. John^ 


BoEY. Abraham^ Boey.) youngest son of Rliodi Bowie, 
Sr., was born in Charles County, Maryland, in 1786, and 
about 1800 removed with his brothers and sisters to 
Abbeville County, South Carolina. About 18 14 he mar- 
ried Catherine Hodges, a sister of General Hodges, by whom 
he had six children. She died in 1845, and he then mar- 
ried Jane D, Milford, by whom he had one daughter only. 
He owned land near Abbeville, and was a farmer by oc- 
cupation. He died in Abbeville in 1855, and his second 
wife died in 1864. 

Issue : 

I Rhodi^ Bowie, Jr., b. 1815 ; removed to Mississippi, and 

died at McCool in 1896, aged eighty-one. He left seven 
daughters and two sons. 

II Prances'* Bowie. 

III Gracv' Anne Bowie. 

IV Matii^da^ Bowie. 

V JOHN'^ Bowie, b. 1823 ; removed to McCool, Mississippi. Is 

living and has six sons and three daughters (names not 
given). He married Elizabeth Black. 

VI James'' Price Bowie, b. 1827 ; removed to Mississippi, and 

has eight children (names not given). 

VII Martha^ Jane Bowie, b. 1850 (her mother being the sec- 

ond wife). Resides in Abbeville, South Carolina; m. 
her cousin, Augustus L. Bowie, son of H. B. Bowie, and 
a grandson of her uncle, Eli Bowie. 

No. 14. 

Janies'^ Weston Bowie, (James^ Bowie. Wil- 
liam'' Bowie. John^ Boey. Abraham^ Boey.) eldest 
son of James Bowie, of Maryland, and his wife, Catherine 
Hamilton (Weston) Bowie, was born in Charleston, South 
Carolina, about 1800. He grew up in that city and 
married, when quite young, Mary Campbell, who was a 
native of South Carolina. He then acquired an estate in 
the northern part of Screven County, Georgia, and re- 



moved with his family to that place, where he resided for 
the balance of his life, and died in 1851. 

Issue : 

15 I Dr. William** Capers Bowie, b. about 1825 ; m. Virginia 

Jaiueis llVeston Bowie. 

II . A.® J. Bowie, resides near Bogley, iGeorgia. No issue. 

III James" Henry Bowie. No issue. 

IV Sarah" Bowie, m. J. D. Wade. 

V Amanda" Bowie, m. A. P. Wade. 

VI Marv« Bowie, m, W. P. Wade. 

VII Martha" Bowie, m. L,. L. Miller. 


Xo. 15. 

Dr. William' Capers Bowie, (Jambs'" Weston 
Bowie. James^ Bowie. William'^ Bowie. John^ 
BoEY. Abraham^ Boey.) eldest son of James Weston 
Bowie and his wife, Mary (Campbell) Bowie, was born in 

Dr. William Capers Bowie. 

Screven County, Georgia, about 1825. Studied medicine 
and graduated as a physician in 1848. He continued to 
reside in his native county, where he practiced his profes- 
sion very successfully for forty-nine years, and when he 
died, May 10, 1897, left a large estate. For many years 
he was president of the Board of Education for Screven 


County ; was widely known and honored for his strength 
of character, professional ability, and unblemished integ- 
rity. In early life Dr. Bowie married Virginia Hum- 
phreys, and left 

I Dr. James' Weston Bowie. Graduated in medicine, and 

located at Wade, Georgia. Is married and has an ex- 
tensive practice. He is the father of three children ; two 
girls and one boy, names not given. 

II Virginia' Bowie, b. ; m.'T. J. Black, of Barnwell, 

South Carolina. Died leaving 
Issue : 

1 E.* J. Black. 

2 T.8J. Black, Jr. 

III Catherine' (?) Bowie, m. W. C. Thomas ; d. leaving 

Issue : 

I RuBiE- Thomas. 

IV Zulime' Bowie, m. in 1890, Dr. B. R. Saxon, of Valdosta, 

Georgia. Resides at Bogley, Georgia. 
Issue : 

I Richard^ Bowie Saxon, b. 1892. 

me Bowies oi louiii. 

In the absence of docnnientary evidence, family tradi- 
tion must be accepted for the following account of the 
ancestor of the Bowies who settled in Louisiana about 
1800, and were such noted actors in the early history of 
that State and Texas. The current tradition among all 
branches of the family who are sprung from these first 
Bowie settlers in Louisiana, is that the father of the elder 
emigrants wasjauies Bowie, who removed from Maryland, 
where he left two brothers, and located in South Carolina 
prior to the Revolution, married, and died there. Fur- 
ther, that the brothers whom he left behind him were 
members of the well-known " Bowie family of Maryland." 
Mrs. Joseph H. Moore, a granddaughter of Rezin Bowie, 
Sr. (son of the above-mentioned James), was born in 
1817, resided with her grandparents when a child, was 
nearly grown when her grandmother died, and, doubtless, 
often heard them refer to their ancestry. A few years 
before her death she published an article regarding her 
Bowie lineage, in which she positively asserted that her 
great-grandfather removed from Maryland to South Caro- 
lina, where he married, and where his son Rezin was 
born. That the latter served in the Revolutionary Army 
when a mere boy, married when very young, and some 
years later removed to Louisiana. 

Other members of the family in different States, (includ- 
ing Mrs. Eugene Soniat, of New Orleans, who has frequent- 
ly heard her mother discuss the subject) all agree that 
their ancestor, father of Rezin Bowie, Sr., was named 


either James or John Bowie ; that he removed from Mary- 
land to South Carolina and left two brothers in the former 

The only member of the Maryland family who could thus 
have gone to South Carolina, and of whom the record is 
obscure, was James Bowie, born about 1739, and a son of 
John Bowie, Jr. (See Article No. 2, Maryland Bowies.) 
Of him we have no information after he reached his 
majority to indicate whether he died young or left the 
State. It may be observed as significant that he had two 
brothers, Allen and John, who lived in Maryland and left 
numerous posterity. There is also a tradition among 
the Marylaud Bowies that those of Louisiana were nearly 
related to them. 

Xo. 1. 

Jaiiieis^ Bowie, born in Maryland, removed to South 
Carolina before the Revolution, and is said to have left 
two brothers in the State of his birth. By a number of 
the Maryland Bowies he is thought to have been the sec- 
ond son of John Bowie, Jr., and his second wife, Elizabeth 
Pottinger. If such was the case he was born about 1739, 
and left Maryland about 1760. (See Article No. 2, Mary- 
land Bowies.) It is not known where he located in South 
Carolina, but it seems to be an established fact that he 
married a Miss Mirabeau shortly after reaching that 
State ; was the father of four sons and a daughter, and 
died young, probably a short time before the Revolution. 
One of his wife's sisters married Sir Csesar Ashley, and 
removed to the Southwest. James Bowie's first children 
were twins. 

Issue : 

% I Rezin^ Bowie, Sr., b. about 1762 ; m. Elve Ap-Catesby 


II Resa'^ Bowie, a twin brother of Rezin. Removed with the 

latter to Louisiana in 1800. Located in the Opelousas 
District, where he died in 1815. He is reported to have 
been unmarried, but left an adopted son who took his 
name, but of whom we have no further record. 

III JOHN^ Bowie. Is said to have removed to North Carolina. 

It is not known that he married. 

IV David^ Bowie, removed with his brothers to Louisiana in 

1800. He is mentioned as owning both land and slaves 
in the Opelousas District in 1803. The court records for 
that year show he had a law suit with a man named 
Tucker, and in his testimony it is developed that he was 
married and had children. He was alive in 1812, and 
it is supposed that he removed to Arkansas, where his 
descendants yet live. 

V Martha- Bowie, m. Jesse Bowden, of South Carolina. 

Issue : 

1 Myra^ Bowden. 

2 Resa^ Bowie Bowden, was twice married. 

3 Sarah^ Bowden, m. Smith. 

4 Martha^ Bowden, m. Zeaster. 

Issue : 

1 Ei<izabeth* Zeaster. 

2 Stephen* Zeaster. 

No. 2. 

Reziii' Bowie, (James' Bowie.) a twin son of James 

Bowie and his wife, Mirabeau, was born in South 

Carolina about 1762. 

Served when a mere boy in the Patriot Army as a pri- 
vate soldier under General Marion. At the storming of 
Savannah he was wounded and taken prisioner. In ward- 
ing off a blow directed at his head by a British officer, 
his hand was nearly severed by the saber of the P^nglish- 
man. While confined in Savannah his wounds were 
dressed by the patriotic women of that city, among whom 
was Elve Ap-Catesby Jones, daughter of John Jones, a 
Welch emigrant. Young Bowie lost his heart with his 
nurse, and married her in 1782, when not twenty years of 


age. For some time he devoted himself to the cultiva- 
tion of his plantation, in Burke County, Georgia, where 
five of his children were born. Mrs. Bowie had several 
brothers and sisters ; one by the name of Seaborne Jones, 
left a large family ; a second was Stephen, and a third set- 
tled in Georgetown, D. C. All married and have numer- 
ous descendants. A sister married a Mr. Lamar. 

In 1 79 1 Rezin Bowie removed his family to Elliott 
Springs, Tennessee, where his four youngest children 
were born. Attracted by descriptions of the wonderful 
fertility of the land in the Mississippi Valley, he emigra- 
ted to Ivouisiana in 1800, and with his brothers Resa and 
David, entered lands in the Parish of St. Mary's, on Bayou 
Teche, and in the New Madrid District. In 181 2 he located 
in the Opelousas District, where he died in 182 1. His 
twin brother Resa also died there some four years earlier. 
After the death of Rezin Bowie, his widow removed to 
Shrieveport, Louisiana, and resided with her daughter, 
Mrs. A. B. Sterrett, until her death in 1838. 

In those early days Louisiana was filled with turbulent 
characters, who, attracted by the possibilities of the new 
region, flocked there in great numbers. There was little 
semblance of law, and the strong right hand was often 
called upon to protect both life and property, but Rezin 
Bowie was equal to such emergencies, and the turbulent 
class soon learned he was not to be intimidated. He is 
described as a man of fine physique, tall, red-headed, and 
possessing a determined, fearless disposition. He was 
fond of hunting, and his rifle ball seldom missed its mark. 
His wife also was a women of rugged character, and en- 
dowed with masculine courage. Raised in the rough 
school of border life, she was a fit partner for her sturdy 
spouse. Many stories are told of their struggles with 
their aggressive neighbors. On one occasion Rezin Bowie 
was compelled to defend his property against a set of 
reckless squatters encamped near him. In the conflict 
which took place he killed one of his adversaries, and a 


few days later he was arrested by a sheriff and charged 
with manslaughter; he was confined in an insecure wooden 
structure used as the " calaboose," or jail, to await trial. 
Mrs. Bowie knowing the constable to be an enemy of her 
husband, suspected he would allow his prisoner to be 
foully dealt with. Mounting her horse, and accompanied 
by a Negro servant on another fleet animal, she rode to 
the jail and demanded admittance to her husband's room. 
She was allowed to enter, and in a few moments re-ap- 
peared at the door accompanied by Rezin Bowie, each 
with loaded pistols in their hands. While the jailer 
sought a place of safety, they mounted the horses in wait- 
ing and rode away. It is not recorded that he was again 

As indicative of the iron nerve possessed by this re- 
markable woman, it is said when told her gallant son 
James had been killed by the Mexicans at the Alamo, 
she received the news calmly ; remarking that she would 
" wager no wounds were found in his back," stoic- 
ally resumed her domestic duties. It was from such in- 
trepid parents that their sons inherited the cool courage 
and indifference to danger for which they were so cele- 
brated throughout the Southwest, and which indeed has 
made the name a synonym for bravery. 

Issue of Rezin Bowie and his wife, Elve (Jones) Bowie : 

I Lavinia^ and L,AVISSA^ Bowie, (twins) b. 1783 ; d. in infancy. 
3 II JOHN^ Jones Bowie, b. 1785 ; m. twice ; d. 1859. 

III Sarah^ Bowie, b. 1787 ; m. Davis, of Opelousas, 

Louisiana ; d. at the birth of her only child, which did 
not survive her. 

IV Mary^ Bowie, b. 1789; m. Abraham Bird, of Bird's Point, 

Issue : 

1 John* Bird, planter, ni. Winifred Pipes, of Baton 

Issue : 

I Angelina^ Bird, ni. James L,. Lobdell, of Baton 
Rouge, Louisiana. 

2 Thomas* Bird, m. Arthemisa Esnard. 


Issue : 

I Maj. Abraham^ Bird, lost his life in Mobile Bay, 
Mary* Bird, m. Gilbert Dargre, of France. 
Issue : 

1 Mary^ E1.VE Dargre, m. Henry Von Phul, of 

St. Louis, Missouri. 

2 Gii^BERT^ Dargre, Jr., m. . 

3 L,UCY^ Dargre, m. Dr. Joseph Beard. 


Issue : L^*^ *'^- " 

I Dr. George" Beard, ^ .•■. f 

V Martha^ Bowie, b. 1791 ; m. twice, ist when sixteen, 
James Nugent, who was killed a few months later by be- 
ing thrown from his horse against a tree while racing 
with his brother; 2d Alexander B. Sterrett, first set- 
tler of Shreveport, Louisiana. Was killed a few years ' 
afterwards while performing his duty as sheriff. / 

Issue : '' 

1 Matilda* Sterrett, m. Gooch. 

Issue : 

I JOHN^ Bowie Gooch, m ; left two sons. 

2 Emma* Sterrett, m. ist Austin, 2d 

Ivy, of St. Louis. 
Issue : 

1 Wiluam'^ Austin. 

2 Rezetta'* Austin, m. Donley. 

3 Rezin* Bowie Sterrett, d. single. 

4 VI Rezin^ Pi^EASANT Bowie, b. September 8,1793; "i- Mar- - 

garet Neville. r 

5 VII James^ Bowie, b. 1795; m. Urselita de Veramendi ; d. 

1836 at " Alamo." 

6 VIII STEPHEN'^ Bowie, b. 1797 ; m. Compton ; d. 1830. 

IX David'^ Bowie, drowned in the Mississippi at the age of 


Xo. 3. 

John^ Jones Bowie, (Rezin^ Bowie. James^ 
Bowie.) eldest son of Rezin Bowie and his wife, Elve 
Ap-Catesby (Jones) Bowie, was born near Savannah in 
1785, and removed with his parents, first to Elliott 
Springs, Tennessee, then to Louisiana in 1800. He ac- 


quired six hundred and forty acres of land in Rapides, 
and other tracts in Catahoula Parish. Later removed to 
Issaquena County, Mississippi. Was elected to the Legis- 
lature when living in Louisiana, and again when he re- 
moved to Mississippi. He finally bought a plantation in 
Chicot County, Arkansas, which he named *' Bowie," and 
where he permanently settled. In 1806 he married 
Nancy Scroggins, who was born in Scotland, but came 
with her parents to this country when very young. She 
bore him five children, and died in 1816. In 1830 he 
married a widow, Mrs. Kirkland, who was born in 1798, 
and whose maiden name was Americus Watkins. She 
died May 18, 1 891, at the age of ninety-three. By her first 
husband she had two children, viz : William Kirkland, who 
emigrated to South America, and Elizabeth Kirkland, 
who became the wife of James Bowie, Jr., son of Stephen 
Bozvie. John J. Bowie died at his plantation, " Bowie," 
in Chicot County, Arkansas, in 1859, ^^^^ ^s there buried. 

Issue by Nancy Scroggins, his first wife : 

I Mary* Bowie, b. 1808; m. 1826 to Richard Burnett, of Port 

Gibson ; d. 1896, at Jackson, Texas. One daughter mar- 
ried Burnett, of Jackson, Texas. 

II Nancy* Bowie, b. 1810 ; m. Sanford, of Arkansas. 

III Hattie* Bowie, b. 1812 ; m. HoUingsworth. 

IV Matilda* Bowie, b. 1813, m. Rezin Homer, of Helena, Ar- 

7 V Rezin* Bowie, b. 1815 ; m. twice, 1st Smith, 2d 

Issue of John Jones Bowie by his second wife, Americus Watkins: 

I John* J. Bowie, Jr., b. 1831 ; d. 1859, at Chicot County, Ar- 

kansas ; single. 

II Martha* Bowie, b. 18 m. 1853, Zach Weatherman, of 

Vicksburg, Mississippi. He died in 1875, leaving 
Issue : 

1 James^ Bowie Leatherman, d. 1892. 

2 LuivU* IvEatherman, b. 1856 ; m. 1873, Samuel Nel- 

son, of Vicksburg, who was a widower with a son 
and daughter. 
Issue : 

I Howard" Nelson, of Vicksburg, Mississippi. 
\ III Col. James* Bowie, b. 1835. When twenty-one years old 


was elected sheriff of Chicot, the largest and wealthiest 
county in Arkansas. In 1861 was elected captain of a 
company of men which he raised, and entered the Con- 
federate Army at Memphis under Forest, who attached 
him to his staff. Was badly wounded at the battle of 
Shiloh, and forced to return home. Later recovered, 
raised another company of men in Chicot County, and 
was assigned to General Price's command, and with it in- 
vaded Missouri. For gallant conduct on the field of bat- 
tle was commissioned colonel. When near Jefferson 
City, Colonel Wright, his immediate commander, asked 
for an officer who would undertake the difficult and dan- 
gerous task of making a reconnoissance within the en- 
emy's lines. Colonel Bowie volunteered, succeeded in 
successfully passing the pickets, and was returning, 
when fired upon from ambush. Both arms and should- 
ers were shattered, and his body pierced by fourteen 
balls. Though almost helpless, he did not fall from the 
saddle, but catching the reins in his teeth, galloped 
back to his command with the desired information. He 
died in great agony some hours later, and his body was 
sent to Arkansas and buried near his father. He was 
unmarried. Colonel Wright, the ranking officer who 
sent Colonel Bowie on his fatal errand, was a nephew 
of that Major Wright who fell in the famous Sandbar 
duel with Col. James Bowie, uncle of the subject of this 

No. 4. 

Rezin'^ Pleasant Bowie, (Rezin^ Bowie, Sr. 
James^ Bowie.) third sou of Rezin Bowie, Sn, and his 
wife, Elve Ap-Catesby Jones, was born at Elliott Springs, 
Tennessee, September 8, 1793, and removed with his 
parents to Louisiana in 1800. Was a successful cotton 
and sugar-planter, and jointly with his celebrated brother. 
Col. James Bowie, owned the magnificent " Arcadia " 
sugar plantation, whereon was erected the first steam 
plant for grinding cane in the State. This fine estate was 
afterwards sold by the brothers to Wilkins & Walker for 



ninety thousand dollars. In 1821 Rezin P. Bowie lived 
in La Fourche Parish, and later in Avoyelle Parish, which 
he three times represented in the State Legislature. Al- 
though his father was a Presbyterian and his mother a 
Methodist, Rezin P. Bowie at an early age became a 
member of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1813 at 

Colonel Rezin Pleasant Bowie. 

Opelousas, Louisiana, he married Margaret Neville, 
daughter of Dionysius Neville, and lived for several years 
at Natchitoches. During the War of 18 12-14 he en- 
tered the army and served as a private soldier in Col. Col- 
man Martin's company, and took part in the Battle of 
New Orleans. That same year he was elected Colonel of 


the Avoyelle Mounted Riflemen and was commissioned by 
Gov. Isaac Johnson. While in the Legislature he was 
distinguished for his eloquence and clear forcible reasoning. 
He held other public positions, and with his brother 
James was very active in his efforts to assist Texas in her 
revolt against Mexico. He participated in several desper- 
ate engagements with the Indians on the Texas border, 
and his intrepid bearing in tlie battle of Nacogdoches 
is especially described in Brown's History of Texas. Fond 
of hunting, it was he who designed that celebrated weap- 
on known as the " bowie-knife." It was fashioned from 
an old file under his personal supervision by the planta- 
tion blacksmith, Jesse Cliffe, and was intended as a hunt- 
ing instrument — not for war. He finally gave the knife 
to his brother James, when the latter was peculiarly ex- 
posed to assaults from certain personal enemies, telling 
him that " in the hands of a strong man, the knife was 
more effective than a pistol, as the latter sometimes missed 
fire, the knife never." Rezin P. Bowie was in many re- 
spects one of the most remarkable men who have borne 
the name. Calm, fearless, and talented, at an early age he 
rose to distinction among the men of intellect who emi- 
grated to Louisiana, eager to make their fortunes in that 
promising new State. He is described by his cotempo- 
raries as possessing wonderful originality, genius and 
numerous accomplishments. A fluent linguist, he spoke 
both French and Spanish like a native. His polished 
manners, genial nature and social disposition won the ad- 
miration of all who knew him. Fond of adventure, care- 
less of the present as indifferent of the future, ever quick 
to serve a friend and to defy a foe, as ready to fight as 
to forgive, he was little in nothing, and noble even in his 
faults. Always cool and courteous, he never sought a diffi- 
culty, but never quailed if a quarrel was thrust upon him. 
He liked politics and indulged his taste both in Louis- 
iana and Texas. In private life, was a fond husband and 
father, a faithful friend. He r& described as tall and 


graceful. His portrait, now owned by his granddaughter, 
shows a thoughtful, determined face, with broad, massive 
forehead, firm chin and mouth. For a number of years his 
eyesight was bad, and his health became much brokeu from 
brooding over the death of his brother James, to whom 
he was devotedly attached. He seldom went out during 
the last year of his life, and died in New Orleans, Jan- 
uary 1 8, 1 84 1. His widow died in the same city August 
26, 1876. 


I John* Bowie, b. 1814 ; d. in infancy. 

II Matilda* Elkanor Bowie, b. August 15, 1817 ; m. April 

18, 1841, Joseph Hickman Moore; d. at New Orleans, 
May 19, 1892. Mr. Moore was born at Milltown, on the 
Brandywine, Chester County, Pennsylvania, but removed 
to Louisiana in early life, where he became a wealthy 
sugar-planter. He died many years before his wife. 
Issue : 

1 Elve' Anna Bowie Moore, b. 1842 ; m. Maj. Eugene 

Soniat du Forsat. He is a member of an old Creole 
family of New Orleans which claims descent through 
a long line of illustrious ancestors from the royal 
houses of both France and Spain. A son of Charle- 
mange, it is said, was the orginal progenitor of their 
line. The first one in America was an officer in the 
French Artillery. Major Soniat served with distinc- 
tion in the Confederate Army, and his wife's occas- 
ional contributions to literature possess an easy 
fluency of style that at once attracts and interests 
the reader. They have lost five children, but have 
living one son : 

I Joseph""' Moore Soniat du Forsat. A physician 
in New Orleans, and chief of clinic to Professor 
Reynaud, of the Chair of Materia, Tulane 
Medical College. He married, October 17, 1898, 
Ola Nelms, of Iberville Parish. 

2 John^ Seyborne Moore, b. 1846. Served in the Con- 

federate Army. In 1865 married Elizabeth Bird, of 
St. lyouis, Missouri. Settled in New Orleans, 
where he was a well-known cotton broker. Died 
October 23, 1896. 
Issue : 

1 Matilda" Eleanor Bowie Moore. 

2 John"* Seyborne Moore, Jr. 


3 Julian^ F. X. Moore. 

4 Marie® Lauretta E. Moore. 

5 Eugene'' E. Nevii^le Moore. 

6 Rose" Genevieve Moore. 

7 Gi.ADYS*' C. K. Moore. 

8 Gwendoun'' Moore. 


10 Muriel® Moore. 
3 Edgar'^ Maurice Moore, b. 1851; m. Julia Isabelle 
Eanes, of Mississippi. Settled near Austin, Texas, 
and was elected sheriff of his county. In his official 
capacity he had many desperate characters to con- 
tend with, and in November, 1887, was killed by a 
noted desperado. An article published in one of 
the local papers described him as " a man of inflex- 
ible determination, a dead-shot, and dauntless foe. 
In private life gentle and tender-hearted. Though 
five men have fallen by his hand, he never took a 
life in a private quarrel, and only when forced to do 
so in self-defense while in performance of his duty 
as an officer of the law." 
Issue : 

1 Maurice® Bowie Moore. 

2 Sarah® Matilda Barrowes Moore. 

3 Pearl® Moore. 

4 Bessie® Bird Moore. 

5 Elve® Anna Bowie Moore. 

III Seyborne* Bowie, d. at the age of three. 

IV Martha* Andremella Bowie, d. at the age of twenty-one. 

V Elve* Anna Bowie, b. September 8, 1820; m. in June, 

1841, John Taylor Moore, a first cousin of Joseph H. 
Moore, her sister's husband. Died in 1873 at their home, 
" Fairview," near Port Gibson. 
Issue : 

1 Edward^ Bowie Moore, m. Hattie Hunt ; d. 1880. 
Issue : 

I Elve® Anna Bowie Moore. 

2 John'^ E. Moore, d. in childhood. 

3 AnGELar^ Elizabeth Moore, b. 1845 ; entered a 

convent ; d. July 22, 1873, a few hours after her 

4 Mary" Margaret Moore, b. 1847; d. July 29, 1874; 


5 JOHN^ Taylor Moore, Jr., b. 1849; !"• Lulu Harri- 

son ; d. 1879. 
Issue : 

1 John® Taylor Moore. 

2 Effie® Moore. 


3 EiyVE^ Moore. 
6 Rezin^ Bowie Joseph Moore. Lives at Corsicana, 
Texas. Is married and has several children. 

!^o. 5. 

" Col." James^ Bowie, (Rezin- Bowie, Sr. James^ 
Bowie.) fourth son of Reziii Bowie, Sr., and his wife, 
Elve Ap-Catesby (Jones) Bowie, was born at Elliott 
Springs, Tennessee, in 1795, and while still a child 
removed with his parents to Louisiana. He was a sugar- 
planter, and together with his iMother, Rezin P. Bowie, 
owned several very valuable estates in La Fourche and Ra- 
pides Parishes, and in the Opelousas District. On the 
"Arcadia" plantation the brothers introduced the first 
steam mill for grinding sugar cane ever used in the State, 
mules having been the motive power prior to that date. 
He left the active management of their lands to his 
brother, and took more interest in politics, especially in 
the trend of events in the neighboring Republic of Texas. 
Yet he was a very wealthy man for that era, and at the 
time of his marriage, when certain provisions were made 
for the bride, he stated his property to be worth about 
two hundred and ten thousand dollars. The Arcadia 
plantation sold for ninety thousand dollars, and in the will 
he made just before entering the Texan Army, much prop- 
erty was mentioned and handsome bequests were made to 
the son and daughter of his deceased brother Stephen. 

April 22, 1 83 1, at San Antonio de Bexar, James Bowie 
was married to Maria Ursulita, daughter of Don Juan 
Martin de Veramandi, Governor of Coahuila and Texas, 
and his wife, Don Maria Joseffa Navarro, both Castilians 
by birth and education. Mrs. Bowie is said to have been 
one of the most beautiful women of the South, and when 
on the street with her distinguished husband they were 
the "observed of all observers." 



James Bowie is described as six feet tall, slight, but 
graceful aud very muscular ; gra)- or hazel eyes, and chest- 
nut-brown curling hair. He wore short side whiskers 
and his face is said to have been singularly handsome. 
Hi::> portrait owned by his great nephew shows a strong, 
determined face, wnth traces of sorrow. In his right hand 

Colonel James Bowie. 

he grasps the hilt of a sword. So much has" been said 
and written of this famous man that it is difficult to sepa- 
rate the false from the true in narrating his eventful 
career. In disposition he is represented as cool, deter- 
mined and enterprising. Although not possessing the 
sparkling talents of his brother Rezin, he was however 


endowed with much native eloquence. His oration at a 
dinner given in New Orleans to General Jackson, and a 
speech before the Council of State at San Antonio in 1835, 
are mentioned as most able and eloquent. But it was as 
a soldier that he shines forth in all his greatness. As 
colonel of Texas Rangers he gained a great reputation 
at the battle of San Saba, November 2, 1831. The In- 
dian tribes which were then so powerful and so danger- 
ous called him " Fighting Devil." His Texan followers, 
who idolized him, called him " the young lion." The 
battles with the Indians and Mexicans, at Nocogdoches, 
Conception, and "Grass Fight," in 1835, were occasions 
when James Bowie displayed his great military genius 
and intrepid courage. It is said that "to him the mean- 
ing of the wordy^rtr was absolutely unknown." 

Most of his time was spent in Texas, whose independence 
he was constantly scheming to accomplish, and was there- 
fore hated and dreaded by the Mexicans. Both in Texas 
and in Louisiana there were at that early period many des- 
perate characters, and everyone went armed to the teeth. 
Titles to the new lands were constantly being disputed and 
many enmities were fostered. In his section of the 
country the duello was a recognized law of the social 
system ; from that appeal there was no retreat ; the man 
who flinched would have been publically branded as a 
dastard. It is not surprising that James Bowie, sensitive 
and proud, brave to recklessness, and when aroused, as 
fierce as the hunted tiger, should in such a community be 
frequently involved in desperate personal affrays. Though 
tolerant of opposing opinions, always courteous in bearing 
and polished in manners, he yet would not brook the 
presence of an enemy, and believed all difficulties should 
be settled promptly on the spot. An unyielding adversary 
he pursued unrelentingly, but was ever ready to forgive 
when properly approached. His power of will was re- 
markable, and in the presence of real danger the fiery im- 
pulse of his nature was instantly subdued into cool cau- 



tion, though the flash of his bright e}e and the compres- 
sion of his thin lips told in a moment that he considered 
himself in the presence of an enemy. His name has been 
the synonym of personal bravery, and a hundred tales are 
told of alleged duels and quixotic encounters in which he 
is made to figure as a hero. Many of them are without 
foundation, though unhappily he was the principal actor 
in a number of bloody and desperate altercations. These 
fights were seldom if ever pre-arranged, but took place 
upon the accidental meeting of the belligerents. 

The " Sandbar duel," as it was called, which took place 
on a little island in the Mississippi River opposite 
Natchez, September 19, 1827, has been more written of, 
perhaps, than any other of his numerous fights. Some of 
the writers alleging that more than a dozen men lost 
their lives in the affray. The following statement of 
that celebrated fight is based on a letter written two days 
after the duel by one of the participants, and an article 
in a Southern paper, published a short time after the 
occurrence. For many years a feud existed between two 
parties in the Parish of Rapides, on Red River. On one 
side was Col. James Bowie, Gen. Momfort Wells, Samuel 
Wells, General Cuney, Dr. Cuney, and McWhorter. On 
the other Dr. T. H. Maddox, of Charles County, Mary- 
land ; Maj. Morris Wright, of Baltimore ; Col. Robert A. 
Crain, of Fauquier County, Virginia ; Alfred and Edward 
Cary Blanchard, of Norfolk, Virginia (the latter the father 
of Senator N. C. Blanchard), and Dr. Denny, composed 
the leaders of the two parties. Their quarrels finally 
resulted in arrangements for the fight on the Sandbar, 
the principals, however, being Dr. Maddox and Samuel 
L. Wells, the others as witnesses, seconds, and surgeons. 
After two ineffectual exchanges of shots. Wells and 
Maddox shook hands, but Cuney stepped forward and 
said to Colonel Crain, " This is a good time to settle 
our difficulty;" Bowie and Wright also drew, and the 
firing became general. Crain killed Cuney and shot 


Bowie through the hip. Bowie drew his knife and 
rushed upon Colonel Grain. The latter, clubbing his 
empty pistol, dealt such a terrific blow upon Bowie's head 
as to bring him to his knees and break the weapon. Be- 
fore the latter could recover he was seized by Dr. Maddox, 
who held him down for some moments, but, collecting his 
strength, he hurled Maddox off just as Major Wright 
approached and fired at the wounded Bowie, who, steady- 
ing himself against a log, half buried in the sand, fired at 
Wright, the ball passing through the latter's body. 
Wright then drew a sword-cane, and, rushing upon Bowie, 
exclaimed, " damn you, you have killed me." Bowie 
met the attack, and, seizing his assailant, plunged his 
" bowie-knife " into his body, killing him instantly. At 
the same moment Edward Blanchard shot Bowie in the 
body, but had his arm shattered by a ball from Jefferson 

This ended the fight, and Bowie was removed, as it was 
supposed, in a dying condition. Of the twelve men who 
took part in the affray, Wright and Cuney were killed, 
Bowie, Craine, and Blanchard badly wounded ; the re- 
maining seven men escaping any serious injury. Colonel 
Crain, himself wounded, brought water for his adversary, 
Colonel Bowie. The latter politely thanked him, but 
remarked that he did not think Crain had acted properly 
in firing upon him when he was exchanging shots with 
Maddox. In later years Bowie and Crain became recon- 
ciled, and, each having great respect for the other, re- 
mained friends until death. The knife used by Colonel 
Bowie was the one fashioned from a file by the plantation 
blacksmith and given to James by his brother, Rezin, as 
previously mentioned. This knife, it is asserted, was used 
by Col. James Bowie in nineteen deadly encounters. It 
finally was given by him to the actor, Forest. But the 
terrible reputation it had gained while in the hands of 
James Bowie gave it the name which is now applied to 
all weapons similarly fashioned. It is eight inches long. 


broad, single-edged, and with a curved point. The 
"bowie-knife" is now known as one of the most effective 
arms of its kind manufactured, and takes precedence over 
the old dagger. 

It is said that on one occasion James Bowie and a 
neighboring Spanish planter, descended of a haughty Cas- 
tilian family, became involved in a difficulty and decided 
to fight it out with knife and dagger. Their left hands 
were tied together, and, as the Spaniard drew his arm 
back to strike, Bowie thrust forward and drove his awful 
knife through his antagonist's body ; then cooly cutting 
the cords that held them, allowed the corpse of his adver- 
sary to sink to the ground. 

Though he gained such a terrible reputation as a duel- 
ist, he is especially noted for his efforts to free Texas from 
her Mexican oppressors. His name is revered and honored 
to this day by the citizens of that great State, where a 
movement is now on foot to erect a monument commem- 
orating his brave deeds and gallant death. The latter oc- 
curred in the Alamo, March 6, 1836. General Houston 
had directed Colonel Bowie to raise a company and co- 
operate with his advance against Santa Anna. In Hous- 
ton's correspondence with Governor Brown he states he 
had selected Colonel Bowie for this important service on 
account of his great ability, perfect coolness in the pres- 
ence of danger, and remarkable courage. The sudden ap- 
pearance of the Mexican Army rather disarranged the 
plans of Houston, and Col. Bowie with a small body of 
rangers became separated from the main army and joined 
Colonel Travers (a North Carolinian by birth) at San An- 
tonia. Upon the approach of the enemy, the Texans, 
comprising but 185 men all told, fortified themselves in 
an old mission known as " The Alamo," possessing strong 
stone walls, but otherwise unfit for a fortress. Here on 
February 26 they were besieged by Santa Anna with an 
army variously estimated as numbering between four and 
six thousand men. Bowie had been stricken down with 


typhoid fever, and a Mexican woman known as an ej^peri- 
enced nnrse was brought into the building to attend him 
before it had been surrounded. Santa Anna demanded 
Travers to surrender, but he defiantly refused and was 
supported by the other leaders, including Bowie and 
the noted Davy Crockett. For eight days the little band 
fought day and night, often hand to hand with their sav- 
age assailants. Travers seeing that the fort must shortly 
fall, called the men around him and told them of the prob- 
able fate which awaited them, but said he would remain 
and fight it out. He then drew a mark on the floor with 
his sword and requested all who wished to stand and fall 
with him to cross the line to his side — the others might en- 
deavor to escape by cutting their way through the enemy 
under cover of darkness. Every man except one it 
is said stepped to the side of Travers, and Colonel Bowie, 
who was too weak to stand, had his cot taken up by 
two men and carried across the line. The old Mexican 
nurse who lived to be more than a hundred described the 
events which followed. She was known as Madam Candel- 
aria, and for forty years was pensioned by the State of Texas, 
until she died in January, 1899. Colonel Bowie became 
weaker and weaker, finally delirious, and died about three 
o'clock on the morning of March 6, a few hours before the 
last assault was made by Santa Anna. Every man sold 
his life desperately. Crockett, with a cutlass, stood at bay 
with his back to the wall and cut down his assailants un- 
til shot. Not a single man was left alive. After the car- 
nage was over and the heroes of this modern Thermopy- 
lae had all been slain, their corpses were burned by the 
savage Santa Anna, who lost in the eight days fight 
against one hundred and eighty-five men, more than two 
thousand of his best troops. 

"Remember the Alamo" became the war cry of the Tex- 
ans, and Santa Anna, a short time afterwards, had his army 
annihilated and himself taken prisoner with that shout 
ringing in his ears. 


Three years before the death of Colonel Bowie he lost 
his wife and two infant children by cholera. They were 
on a visit at the time to her father, and the latter also fell 
a victim to the scourge. Colonel Bowie did not again 
marry, and left no descendants to inherit his indomitable 
will and fearless spirit. 

All cotemporaries of this noted man agree that not- 
withstanding his reputation as a duelist, he never pro- 
voked a quarrel in his life, but, on the contrary, prevented 
many. He was a man of singular modesty and sweetness 
of disposition, with a reverence for women and a fondness 
for children ; ever ready to protect the weak ; in fact, 
nothing at all of the desperado about him. He neither 
drank, swore or gambled.^ but possessed " that desperate 
courage which makes one a majority," and his name be- 
came a terror throughout the Southwest to that reckless 
class of law-breakers who infest a new country. He al- 
ways dressed with good taste, and his extreme politeness 
and fascinating manners captivated those who knew him 
best. The perilous adventures of his early life heralded 
his name to the country coupled with exaggerated accounts 
of desperate deeds, and he was thus credited with many 
sanguinary acts entirely foreign to his really generous 
and heroic character. 

No. 6. 

Stephen'^ Bowie, (Rezin- Bowie, Sr. James' 
Bowie.) youngest son of Rezin Bowie, Sr., and his wife, 
Elve Ap-Catesby (Jones) Bowie, was born at Elliott 
Springs, Tennessee, in 1797 ; removed with his par- 
ents to Louisiana in 1800, and finally settled in Issequena 
Parish, of which in after years he was elected sheriflf. 
About 1823 he married Mary Compton, daughter of a 


wealthy Red River cotton planter, and died about 1830. 
His widow only survived him two or three years, and their 
two children were reared by their grandfather Compton. 

Mary* Anne or Marion Bowie, b. 1825 ; m. Charles 
Issue : 
I Sydney^ Leckie, living at Alexandria, Rapides Par- 
ish, l/ouisiana. 
James* Bowie, Jr., b. about 1S2S ; m. Elizabeth Kirkland, 
the step-daughter of John Jones Bowie, his uncle. Was 
provided for in the will of his uncle, Col. James Bowie. 
A cotton-planter by occupation ; he was accidently 
drowned some six years after his marriage. His widow 
then resided with her brother, William Kirkland, in 

South America, and later became the wife of 

Issue of Elizabeth and James Bowie, Jr. : 

1 Richard^ George Bowie, d. in South America ; 


2 Mary^ Bowie, m. Dr. San ford Wood, of Princeton, 

Issue : 

1 JAMES^ Bowie Wood. 

2 Elizabeth" Wood. 
■X Minnie® Wood. 

Xo. 7. 

Rezin^ Bowie, Jr., (John^ Jones Bowie. Rezin^ 
Bowie, Sr. James^ Bowie.) eldest son of John Jones 
Bowie and his first wife, Nancy Scroggins, was born in 
Louisiana about 18 15, and removed with his father to 
Chicot County, Arkansas. Was a cotton-planter near 

Helena. Was twice married ; first to Smith, of 

Kentucky, by whom he had no issue. His second wife 
was a widow, Mrs. Feriby, whose maiden name was Nancy 
Lattimore. He died at his plantation on Lake Provi- 
dence, and his widow died at Helena, Arkansas, in 1864. 


Issue : 

I JOHN^ Jones Bowie, Jr. Engaged in the lumber business 
with his maternal uncle, Lattimore, of Monte- 
cello, Arkansas, where he died single in 1887. He was 
the last of the male line descended from Rezin Bowie, 
Sr., who, with five sons, moved to Louisiana in 1800. 
The descendants of Rezin Bowie, Sr., who are now living, 
descend through the female lines, and he has, therefore, 
no posterity at the present time who bear the name of 

M fliQii Mt, and M Desceninis in Oil l\m. 

About the year 1742 two Scotch brothers obtained a 
grant of land from the English Crown, settled on the 
Rappahannock River, near Port Royal, Caroline County, 
Virginia. They are supposed to have been members of 
that family of Bowies mentioned as living in Denny, 
Sterlingshire, and from there emigrated to Virginia. The 
brothers' names were John and James Bowie. The 
former became the ancestor of a long line of descendants, 
while his brother James never married. The plantations 
of the two emigrants adjoined each other. That of John's 
was called " The Hill," while his brother's property was 
named " Braehead." 

Little is known of James Bowie other than that he 
was a bachelor and died in 1787, leaving a large prop- 
erty which he devised partly to " my brother, John 
Bowie," and other members of his family. He named 
his nephew, James Bowie, Jr., co-executor with the testa- 
tor's friend, Robert Gilchrist. Mention is made of vari- 
ous articles of silver-plate, including a large silver tankard 
marked "J. B. K. E." which he wished his nephew and 
namesake to have. 

Xo. 1. 

Jolin^ Bowie, youngest of the two brothers who emi- 
grated from Scotland about 1742, built his house on a 


high hill commanding a superb view of the Rappahannock 
River and the surrounding country for twenty miles. 
He called his plantation "The Hill," taking the name 
from the location of his dwelling. The stream below the 
latter widened out into a little bay, in which often ten or 
a dozen vessels might be seen at anchor, unloading their 
cargoes at Port Royal for the colonists, or reloading with 
tobacco and grain for the distant ports of Europe. 

The first house erected by the emigrant was destroyed 
by fire, but he shortly after constructed another on the 
same site, built entirely of wood, the plan being that 
which was so much in vogue in Virginia during the 
Eighteenth Century, a wide entrance to a large hall running 
through the center of the building, enormous fire-places 
(each requiring a cord of wood), long dormer windows, and 
capacious porch with the inevitable high pillars in front. 
This house remained standing until 1885, when, like its 
predecessor, it was also destroyed by fire. Here John 
Bowie passed a useful life, devoting his time to the super- 
vision of his large estate and numerous slaves ; educating 
his family and performing those social and hospitable 
duties which made the life of a Southern country gentle- 
man so attractive. 

About the year 1745 he married Judith, daughter of 
John Catlett. A sister of the latter is said to have been 
the grandmother of President James Madison. John 
Bowie died intestate in 1789, and his son James was by 
the court appointed administrator of his father's property. 
Mrs. Judith Bowie died in 1798, and was buried by the 
side of her husband in the family graveyard at " The 
Hill." The settlement of the estate shows it to have 
been large, consisting of several extensive tracts of 
land, more than forty slaves, much stock, money in bonds, 
silverware, etc. In 1765 John Bowie conveyed to his 
eldest daughter, upon her marriage, a tract of land valued 
at three thousand, five hundred dollars. 


Issue of John and Judith Bowie : 

2 I James'^ Bowie, Jr., b. 1746; m. 1783, Catherine Miller; d. 

II Catherine'^ Bowie, b. 1747 ; m. 1765, James Pendleton. 

III Elizabeth''' Bowie, b. 1750 ; m. James Smith. 

Issue : 

1 Mai,coi<m^ Smith. Removed to Macon, Tennessee, 

where he settled and married. 

2 GusTAVUS^ Smith, d. single. 

IV Judith''* Bowie, m. a Mr. Noel. 

V E1.EANOR- Bowie, d. 1810 ; single. 

VI Mary''-' Bowie, m. Joseph Timberlake. 

Issue : 

1 Jane* T1MBERI.AKE, b. 1794; m. 1816, her cousin, 

John C. Bowie. 

2 Mary-^ Timberlake, d. single. 

3 lyUCY^ Timberlake, b. 1798 ; m. March 22, 1814, 

Ruben Gravette. 
Issue : 

1 Mary"* Gravette, m. Jeffress. 

2 J.* J. Gravette, a prominent physician. 

VII Janette^ Bowie, b. 1762; m. Joseph Duerson ; d. June 9, 

Issue : 

1 James* Duerson, m. Miss HoUyday ; d. 1826. 

2 LuciNDA* Duerson, m. Lipscomb ; d. 1829. 

3 Hester* Duerson, d. single. 

4 Ellen* Duerson, m. Lipscomb; d. 1827. 

5 Mary* Duerson, m. November 13, 1817, IraP.Turnley. 
Issue : 

1 James* Bowie Turnley, b. September 22, 1818 ; 

m. August 8, 1848, Agnes Brockman and removed 
to Tennessee. 

2 Ira* p. Turnley, Jr., m. November i, 1859, C. 

M. Powell. 
Issue : 

1 James^ p. Turnley, b. September 22, i860 ; 

m. October 17, 1888, Mary I. Jerrell. 

2 Robert^ J. Turnley, b. September 22, 1863. 

3 IRA^ P. Turnley, b. June i, 1866 ; m. June i, 

1894, Victoria Billingslea. 

4 Mary" Miller Turnley, b. November 12, 

1870 ; m. June 5, 1896, Prof. J. C. Dolly, 
principal of Danville (Kentucky) Military 

3 LuciNDA* Turnley, b. July 25, 1825; m. October 

20, 1852, J. A. Smith ; d. October 10, 1863. 


4 Sarah* Mii.i,er Turnkey, b. September, 1838 ; 
m. 1859, I^r. Andrew Bowie, of Benton, Ala- 
bama, a descendant of Maj. John Bowie, of South 
CaroHna. (See record of that family.) She 
died April 30, 1868, and her husband November 
5, 1895. 
Issue : 

1 Mary^J. Bowie, b. 1S60; m. 1898, J. Reese 


2 Samuel^ E1.1 Bowie, b. 1861 ; m. Catherine 

L. Rollins. 

3 Edmund^ Peake Bowie, b. June 6, 1871 ; m. 

March 13, 1898, Snow. 

No. 2. 

James- Bowie, (John^ Bowie, emigrant.) only son of 
John Bowie, of Scotland, and his wife, Judith (Catlett) 
Bowie, was born about 1746 at his father's home, "The 
Hill," near Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia. Went 
to school at the Academy in Port Royal, which even in 
the early days of Virginia was an institution of consider- 
able note, A man's associates often serve as an index to 
his character, and a letter found among some old papers 
in the possession of James Bowie's descendants, show his 
companions were men of culture. The communication 
referred to was written March 16, 1764, from Edinburgh, 
Scotland, by Thomas Lendrem, who had gone from Vir- 
ginia to study medicine at the University of Edinburgh. 

The writer comments upon the society he found in 
Scotland ; tells his friend that the girls of the latter coun- 
try, though very attractive, could not compare with the 
stately damsels of Virginia ; cautions young Bowie 
against succumbing to the charms of the latter before he 
(Lendrem) could return ; sends friendly messages to his 
former companions, the Timberlakes, and " my friend 
Lewis," etc. Altogether the letter is in the happy vein of 


5^outh, such as a young man of culture would write to 
his " chum " of today. In order to distinguish him from 
his uncle, the subject of this sketch was known as James 
Bowie, Jr., until after the death of his elder relative. He 
did not marry as young as was the general custom, and 
not until 1783 did he cease to be a bachelor. His wife 
was Catherine Gilchrist Miller, a daughter of John Miller 
and his wife, Catherine Gilchrist. The latter was a sister 
of Robert Gilchrist, who had been one of the executors of 
James Bowie, Sr.'s, will. 

His first years of married life were passed in Spottsyl- 
vania County, and he removed to " The Hill " only after 
he inherited it at his father's death. During the year 
1785 James Bowies health was very bad. Robert Gil- 
christ fearing he would die and not properly provide for 
his widow, urged him to make a will, but this he did not 
do, and recovering lived for thirty-two years longer. In 
addition to his landed interests James Bowie was part 
owner of large flour mills in Port Royal, to which he 
gave his personal supervision, even when at an advanced 
age. On August 22, 18 17, while inspecting some work 
in the mill, he had occasion to reprove one of the Negro 
hands, at which the latter grew insolent so that his 
master ordered him punished. That evening as the old 
gentleman was returning home alone on horseback, the 
Negro waylaid him, dragged him from his horse, and after 
strangling him, threw the body in a deep pond near the 
road. The victims shouts for assistance had been heard 
by others, but though friends hastened to the spot, they 
were not in time to prevent the assassination of the feeble 
old man. His. body was quickly recovered, and a large 
reward offered for the apprehension of the murderer, both 
by the State and by the son of the deceased. The Negro 
succeeded in eluding his pursuers and was never caught. 
James Bowie and his wife, Catherine, who died before 
him, are both buried at " The Hill." 


Their issue was : 

JJ I JOHN^ CaTlett Bowie, b. January, 1786 ; d. 1S51. Twice 

II Margaret* Miller Bowie, d. single in 1823. 

III Allen* Bowie, d. in early manhood. 

4 IV Walter* Bowie, b. September 6, 1790; d. 1853. Twice 


V James* Bowie, d. single. 

VI Mary* Jane Bowie, m. Boulware ; left one son and two 


5 VII Robert* Bowie, b. 1798. Twice married. 

VIII Sarah* P. Bowie, m. John P. Miller, of Caroline County. 

No issue. 

IX Catherine* Miller Bowie, b. 1801 ; m. a widower, James 

Livingston Cox, of Essex County, Virginia, but a native 
of the State of New York, and a descendant of the 
Livingstones of that State. His daughter by his first 
wife married John Catlett Bowie, brother of Catherine 
Bowie, his second wife. Mr. Cox removed to White 
Point, now known as Colonial Beach, Virginia, and later 
lived in Alexandria. He finally settled on a farm near 
Washington Academy', a short distance from Alexandria. 
He died there and left the place to his widow, who re- 
returned to " The Hill," the home of her brdther, where 
she died in 1870, having had no issue. She was a woman 
of most diversified attainments, a brilliant conversation- 
alist — devoted to flowers and literature. 

IVo. 3. 

John^ Catlett Bowie, (James'' Bowie, Jr. John' 
Bowie, emigrant.) eldest son of James Bowie and his wife, 
Catherine (Miller) Bowie, was born in Spottsylvania 
County, Virginia, in 1786, but grew up at "The Hill," 
where his father removed about 1790. Up to the age of 
fourteen he attended the academy in Port Royal, and, we 
judge, he received an excellent education from some of 
the old " cyphering books " which he left ; the writing 
is good and the mathematical examples worked out with 
beautiful precision. After leaving school he resided 


with his father until 1812, when he enlisted in the Fifth 
Regiment, Virginia Militia, and served in the war against 
Great Britain. 

Among his youthful friends was his cousin, T. H. O. 
Catlett, and some of the letters from the latter have been 
preserved. They throw much light upon the society and 
proceedings of that period. Like most young men, Cat- 
lett discusses the ladies, but insists that he is not thinking 
of matrimony. He then tells of efforts being made to 
organize a military company in Port Royal, where, says 
the writer, " everything falls through and ends in talk." 
There are other letters from a young soldier friend, C. S. 
Jones, who tells of camp life near Richmond; how the 
boys were enjoying the attentions of the ladies at the State 
Capitol, who sent out to their camp such delicacies as hot 
coffee, sweetmeats, rolls, etc. ; how eagerly they longed 
for a sight of the British, who were expected up the James 
River at any time, and whom they felt sure of whipping. 
The following is a copy of an old military order found 
among the papers of J. C. Bowie : 

" Camp Merino, Near Norfoi^k, Virginia. 

''April 18, 18 1 4. 

" Ensign John C. Bowie, after the requisition of 1812, having per- 
formed his duty in the company commanded by Captain Tankersley 
with fidelity and zeal, and not being able to accept his patriotic 
tender of his services for a longer period, is hereby honorably dis- 
charged from duty. 

" By command, 

"James Bankhead, 

'■'Adjutant-General. ' ' 

Upon the death of his father, John C. Bowie inherited 
" The Hill " farm, and, with his brother, Walter, was 
made guardian of his minor sisters. He was devoted to 
agriculture, a practical farmer, and ornamented the 
grounds around his dwelling with flowers and shrubbery. 
The garden was laid out with walks and borders after the Eng- 
lish style, and fringed with fruit trees. He is said to have 
had a keen sense of the humorous, and his wit often created 


much ainuseiuent. Once, when a young man, he was in 
a room at Port Royal with a number of companions of 
the same age, when the conversation turned upon " the 
hereafter " and the vanities of this life. Several of those 
present expressed their indifference to death, asserting 
that they would as soon die then as not. At this 
young Bowie snatched up a powder keg, which, though 
empty, the others supposed filled with the explosive, and 
throwiug it into the open fireplace exclaimed, " Well, I 
will hasten your exit !" It is needless to say that the 
crowd of young disputants fell over each other in their 
wild efforts to escape from the room and the death they 
had only a few moments previously professed to disre- 

In 1816 John C. Bowie married his first cousin, Jane 
Timberlake, by whom he had a son and daughter. She 
died in 1823, and he remained single until July, 1836, when 
he married Sarah A. Cox, daughter of James Livingston 
Cox and his first wife, Lucy (Brockenborough) Cox. Mr. 
Cox's mother was a Livingston, and a member of that dis- 
tinguished family which shed luster upon some of the 
proudest pages of the history of the State of New York. 
The coat of arms borne by the Brockenborough family 
was a shield, showing three children's heads, and bearing 
the motto, " Les en/ants du Roiy John C. Bowie had 
by his second wife three children, and died in 1851. 
The following is an extract from an obituary published 
immediately after his death, and written by his cousin, 
Dr. J. J. Gravette : 

" Died of pneumonia on the 9th inst., at his home near Port Royal, 
John C. Bowie, in the sixty-fifth year of his age. The hand of death 
has fallen on one endeared to his friends and family ; one who re- 
tained to the last that vigor of intellect and refinement of taste 
which would have made him distinguished in any pursuit to which 
he might have directed his attention. His native modesty, however, 
made him shrink from the turmoils of the world and seek the retire- 
ment of home, where he devoted himself to the happiness of those 
around him. Agriculture has lost one if its greatest votaries — society 
one of its brightest ornaments. Beneath a calm exterior he pos- 
sessed the noblest feelings, and he has left to his children the rich 
inheritance of a name free from spot or blemish." 


His widow, Mrs. Sarah Bowie, survived her husband 
until 1887, liaving carefully niauaged his large estate 
with unusual ability. She is buried by the side of her 
husband in the family graveyard. 

Issue of John C. Bowie by his first wife, Jane Timberlake : 

I Lucy* Anne Bowie, b. March, 1817 ; m. July 8, 1840, John 

L. Ousenberry ; d. February 9, 1883. 
Issue : 

1 JoHN^ James Qusenberry, b. 1841. 

2 William^ Bowie Ousenberry, b. March, 1844 ; m. 

November, 1876, Enima Fitzhugh ; d. 1S87. 
Issue : 

1 Mary** Brockenborough Ousenberry, b. 1879. 

2 William" Fitzhugh Ousenberry, b. 1881. 

II John* Joseph Bowie, d. in childhood. 
Issue of J. C. Bowie and his second wife, Sarah Cox : 

O I Allen* Brockenborough Bowie, b. April 15, 1838 ; m. 

7 II James* Livingston Bowie, b. 1839; m. 1872. 

III Catherine* Miller Bowie, b. September 30, 1842 ; edu- 

cated at Port Royal and at Richmond ; m. October 4, 
1871, James H. Martin, of Caroline County, Virginia. 
Issue : 

1 Julian* Bowie Martin, b. August 22, 1872. 

2 Sarah* Martin, b. May 24, 1874. 

3 Judith* H. Martin, b. July 24, 1876. 

4 Henry* Miller Martin, b. November 26, 1878. 

Wo. 4. 

Walter^ Bowie, (James^ Bowie, Jr. John* Bowie, 
emigrant.) third son of James Bowie, Jr., and his wife, 
Catherine (Miller) Bowie, was born at his father's home, 
" The Hill," in- Caroline County, Virginia, September 6, 
1790. Was educated at the academy in Port Royal. 
During the War of 18 12-14 he remained at home to as- 
sist his father in the management of the estate, his elder 
brother having entered the army. October 27, 18 14, he 


married Julia A. Spindle, of Essex County, Virginia, and 
removed to an estate in that county where he resided un- 
til 183 1. In 182 1 he was left a widower with two children. 
October 21, 1823, ^^^ married Mary S. Todd, of Caroline 
County, and in 1831 removed to a plantation he owned 
in Westmoreland County called " Kernan," situated 
on the Potomac River. Here he resided until his death, 
June 23, 1853. 

Issue by first wife, Julia A. Spindle : 

I Catherine* N. Bowie, b. 1815 ; m. May 14, 1835, Robert 

H. Chewning ; d. in 1838, leaving 
Issue : 
I William^ Walter Chewning, d. young. 

8 II James* Barber Bowie, b. 1816; m. November 12, 1S40, 

Anna S. Forbes. 
Walter Bowie's issue by his second wife, Mary S. Todd : 

9 I Walter* Bowie, Jr., b. 1828; m. November 3, 1853, Gillie 

A. Jones. 

II Sarah* E. Bowie, b. 1831 ; m. December 11, 1856, Thomas 

N. Murphy, of Westmoreland County. 

1 Mary" Bland Murphy, single. 

2 Eliza* Newton Murphy, single. 

3 Robert* N. Murphy, m. Mary L. Taylor, December 

6, 1894. 
Issue : 

I Edwin^ Bowie Murphy. 

4 Ella* Lawrence Murphy, m. Gilbert L. Cox, of 

Alexandria, Virginia. 
Issue : 
I Gilbert* JEEEERSON Cox, b. 1892. 

III Margaret*!/. Bowie, m. Col. Roderick S. Lawrence, June 

16, 1853 ; d. March 8, 1895 ; no issue. 

IV Mary* J. Bowie, single. Lives with her brother at " Ker- 


V Edwin* Bowie. A student at the Universitj^ of Virginia 

when the war commenced. Left college and entered 
the Confederate Army. Surrendered at Appomattox 
April, 1865, and resides at his home "Kernan." Un- 

VI Ella* J. Bowie, m. March 13, 1870, Judge John T. Pendle- 

ton, of Kentucky. 


Issue : 

1 Mary^ BeIvL Pendleton, m. February 6, 1893, E. C. 

Stewart. Issue, a son. 

2 Catherine^ Pendi^eton, single. 

EJo. 5. 

Robert'* Bowie, (James^ Bowie, Jr. John' Bowie, 
emigrant.) youngest son of James Bowie and his wife, 
Catherine (Miller) Bowie, was born about 1798 at his 
parents' home near Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia. 
Inherited from his father a farm near Guinea Station, 
where he lived until his death occurred in 1846. At one 
time he contemplated emigrating to the far West. With 
this intention he left home and reached St. Louis, Missouri, 
but by that time the love for home and his native State 
overcame his desire for Western adventure, and he returned 
to Virginia, which he never afterwards left. He was a 
very religious man, a constant student of the Bible, and a 
zealous member of the Campbellite Church. He was a 
great walker, and frequently tramped from his home near 
Guinea to his brother's near Port Royal. Was twice 
married; first in 1826 to Elizabeth Farrish, by whom he 
had three children. She died in 1832, and he married 
in 1838 Miss Dickerson, by whom he had one child. Her 
death was in 1847, a year after that of her husband's. 

Issue by first wife : 

I Mary* S. Bowie, b. 1827 ; ni. Henry McCauley. Issue, six 
10 II William* Miller Bowie, b. 1829 ; m. 1850 ; d. 1856. 

Ill Nannie* Bowie, b. 183 1 ; m. John W. Woodford. Issue, 
six children. 
Robert Bowie's issue by his second wife : 

I Sarah* Bowie, b. 1841 ; m. Mr. Satterfield and removed 
to the South, where she died withovit issue in 18S5, 


No. 6. 

AUen^ Brockeiiboi'ong^h Bowie, (John^ Cat- 
LETT Bowie. James- Bowie, Jr. John' Bowie, emi- 
grant.) eldest child of John Catlett Bowie and the latter's 
second wife, Sarah A. (Cox) Bowie, was born at " The 
Hill," the home of his parents, in Caroline County, Vir- 
ginia, April 15, 1838. His education was begun by his 
grandmother, and later he attended a local school a short 
distance from home. His studies were completed at the 
academy in Port Royal. Wishing to acquire a practical 
knowledge of business he entered the mercantile house of 
W. F. Owens & Co., Richmond, Virginia, where 
he remained two years, and then returned to his agricul- 
tural life at "The Hill." The great Civil War drew the 
young man from home again in 186 1, and he enlisted in 
the "Caroline Artillery," commanded by Capt T. R. 
Thornton. Ill-health compelled his discharge from the 
army, and for a short time he returned to "The Hill." 
Growing stronger he re-enlisted, but again was com- 
pelled to retire in consequence of his physical disabili- 
ties. Determined to render all possible aid to " the 
cause," he entered the Commissary Department and served 
as quartermaster's sergeant in South Carolina, under Gen- 
eral Drayten, and later in Richmond. Was in Charlottes- 
ville when Lee surrendered. Returned home, and for a 
short time resumed farming, but in 1870 removed to Port 
Royal and engaged in a mercantile business. Finding 
this venture unremunerative, in consequence of the im- 
poverished condition of the country resulting from the 
war, Mr. Bowie went to Richmond, where he now re- 
sides, and is connected with a wholesale house in that 
city. June 12, 1866, Allen B. Bowie married Elizabeth 
Ivovel Duncanson, daughter of William Duncanson and 
his wife, Martha Finney. Mr. Duncanson resided in.Cul- 
peper County, and his wife was the daughter of Page 
Finney and his wife, Jane, daughter of Col. William 


Gray. William Duiicanson was the son of Jaines Dun- 
canson, of Fredericksburg, and his wife, Elizabeth, a 
daughter of Capt. John Lovel, of the Revolutionary 
Army. James Duncanson was a wealthy planter, and re- 
sided during the summer in the old colonial house built 
by his father. Col. James Duncanson, who emigrated to 
Virginia about 1746 in consequence of having participated 
in the Stewart Uprising. He settled in Fredericksburg 
and married Mary Macauley, the daughter of Dr. Mac- 
auley, of Edinburgh, a near relative of the historian, T. B. 
Macauley. Colonel Duncanson served under Washington 
in the Braddock Expedition, and was wounded in the 
throat so that he ever after spoke in a whisper. He par- 
ticipated in the Revolution, and was one of the wealthiest 
men in that portion of Virginia. He constructed the 
large brick mansion on his plantation in Culpeper County 
which was so long owned by his descendants, and which 
after the Civil War passed to the Barbours. It was 
known as " Clover Hill." He is buried at Fredericks- 
burg, and on his tombstone is this inscription : " Weed 
his grave clean, ye men of honor, for he was your coun- 
tryman." His only son, Capt. James Duncanson, raised 
and equipped a company of men at his own expense 
when war was declared against England in 181 2, but 
just as he was about to march to the seat of war, died 
suddenly, and is buried at Fredericksburg. 

Issue of Allen B. Bowie : 

I Mary^ Alphonsa. Bowie, b. June 23, 1867. 

II Mattie^ Qusenberry Bowie, b. November 11, 1868; d. 


III Julia* Duncanson Bowie, b. July 2, 1870; m. March 25, 

1896, Capelle Archer. 

IV John* William Bowie, b. August 28, 1872. Is attending 

medical lectures at the Virginia Medical College, Rich- 
mond, Virginia. 

V Alice* Bowie, twin to above ; d. February, 1873. 

VI Allen* H. Bowie, b. April 28, 1874 ; graduated in phar- 

macy 1896. When war with Spain was declared he was 
a member of the 2d Virginia Regiment, with rank of first 


sergeant. In November, 1898, he was transferred to 
the 4th United States Volunteer Regiment, and attached 
to the Hospital Corps. Served with his regiment at 
Manzanilla, Cuba. 

VII James^ G. Bowie, b. November 22, 1876. 

VIII NEr<LiE^ Urquhart Bowie, b. October 29, 1880 ; d. Sep- 

tember, 1881. 

^o. 7. 

James^ Livingston Bowie, (John'^ Catlett 
Bowie. James^ Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, emigrant.) 
youngest son of John Catlett Bowie and his wife, Sarah 
A. (Cox) Bowie, was born at " The Hill," Caroline County, 
Virginia, in 1839. Attended school with his brother 
Allen, and completed his education at the academy in 
Port Royal. In 1861 he enlisted in the "Caroline Ar- 
tillery " and was commissioned lieutenant of his battery. 
He "stuck to his guns" until the curtain was rung 
down in 1865 over the great drama; even then he and 
his companions of four years could not bring themselves 
to surrender those guns which had been their partners in 
so many heroic conflicts, and they were buried deep in a 
neighboring marsh where they could never be reached 
by the foemen against whom they had been so often 
pointed. Lieutenant Bowie returned home, but after 
farming a short time, went to Mississippi, and finally to 
Louisville, Kentucky, where for many years he has been 
engaged in business. 

In 1872 Mr. Bowie married Alice Urquhart Duncanson, 
the daughter of Edward and Catherine (Kearan) Duncan- 
son, of Lexington, Kentucky. Mr. Duncanson removed 
from Virginia when a very young man, and settled in 
Lexington, where for years he was the cashier of the 
Farmers' National Bank. He was the brother of William 
Duncanson, father of Mrs. Allen B. Bowie; hence the 


wives of the two Bowie brothers are first cousins. (See 
mention of the Duncansons in the preceding article.) 
Fenella Duncanson, aunt of Edward Duncanson, married 
an Urquhart, owner of the large woolen mills at Ger- 
manna, Virginia. He was a very rich manufacturer, and 
was descended from that sturdy old Urquhart, of Scotland, 
who was so attached to the house of Stewart that when 
he learned trouble threatened King Charles, he mounted 
his twelve sons on as many white steeds, and, at their 
head, road all the way to London to offer his services to 
the Crown. 

The issue of J. I/. Bowie and wife is : 

I Catherine^ Duncanson Bowie. 

II Edward^ Livingston Bowie. 

III Ai,iCE^ Urquhart Bowie. 

IV JAMES^ Livingston Bowie, Jr. 

Xo. 8. 

Janies^ Barber Bowie, (Walter-^ Bowie, Sr. 
James^ Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie.) only son of Walter 
Bowie, Sr., by his first wife, Julia A. (Spindle) Bowie, was 
born in Essex County, Virginia, in 1816. He settled on 
a plantation he inherited in Westmoreland County, Vir- 
ginia, and on November 12, 1840, married Anna S. 
Forbes, daughter of Gordon Forbes. 

Issue : 

Dr. Gordon^ Forbes Bowie, b. 1841. Was a student at 
the Virginia Military Institute when the Civil War be- 
gan. Left school and enlisted in the 9th Virginia 
Cavalry, Confederate States Army. After the war closed 
he studied medicine and graduated an M. D. Settled in 
Essex County, and is a practicing physician in that 
county. In February, 1892, married Eldecia Morris. 
Issue : 

I Anna""' Forbes Bowie. 


II Wai^TUR-^ Bowie, b. 1843. Graduated at Virginia Military 

Institute. Enlisted in Confederate Army, and served 
with Col. J. S. Mosby. The war over, he became pro- 
fessor of mathematics at the Lexington (Virginia) Mili- 
tary School. Twice married ; ist Mrs. Louise Harris, of 
Louisa County, Virginia ; she died without issue ; 2d 
Eugenia Miller, of Caroline, Virginia. 
Issue : 

1 Eugene" Bowie. 

2 Anna" Miller Bowie. 

3 Walter" Bowie, Jr. 

III Anna^ Spindle Bowie, b. 1845 ; d- single. May 2, 1892. 

IV Catherine^ Bowie, b. 1847 ; m. October, 1871, Thomas N. 

Taylor, of Westmoreland County, Virginia. 
Issue : 

1 Gordon" Forbes Taylor. 

2 James" Taylor. 

3 Anna" Forbes Taylor. 

4 Catherine" Taylor. 

5 Thomas" N. Taylor. 

6 Walter" Taylor. 

7 Caroline" D. Taylor. 

Xo. 9. 

Walter* Bowie, Jr., (Walter' Bowie, Sr. James^ 
Bowie, Jr. John^ Bowie, emigrant.) youngest son of 
Walter Bowie, Sr., and his second wife, Mary S. (Todd) 
Bowie, was born in Essex County, Virginia, 1828. While 
a student at the University of Virginia he met Miss 
Gillie A. Jones, of Charlottesville ; married her November 
3, 1853, ^"^ settled on his farm in Westmoreland County, 
Virginia, where he resided until April, 1861, when he 
entered the Confederate Army and served as captain of 
infantry in the Fortieth Regiment, Virginia Volunteers. 
At the battle of Gettysburg he was severely wounded and 
rendered unfit for active service. Partially recovering 
from his injury he reported for service, but was assigned 
to light duty and sent on a tour of inspection through 


Georgia and South Carolina. At the close of the war he 
returned to his home in Westmoreland. 

Issue : 

I Walter^ Russei.i< Bowie, b. 1854. Studied for six years 

at the University of Washington and Lee ; graduated 
with the degrees of Master of Arts and Bachelor of Law. 
Settled in Richmond and practiced law. November 17, 
1882, he married Elizabeth H. Branch, of Richmond. 
Died November 14, 1894. 
Issue : 

1 Walter^ Russell Bowie, Jr. 

2 Martha^ S. P. Bowie. 

II EwzABETH^ Sumner Bowie, b. 1856; d. November 2, 1861. 

III WiLUAM^ Laurence Bowie, b. 1858 ; d. January 10, 1890; 


ITo. 10. 

William^ Miller Bowie, (Robert'' Bowie. James^ 
Bowie, Jr. John' Bowie, emigrant.) only son of Robert 
Bowie and his first wife, Elizabeth (Farrish) Bowie, was 
born near Guinea Station, Virginia, in 1829. Resided 
on the plantation inherited from his father. In 1850 
he married Nannie Jesse, daughter of Charles Jesse. 
His death occurred in 1856, and that of his wife in 1859. 
His children were reared in the home of their maternal 

Chari,es^ Bowie, b. 1852. Resides near Woodford, but 
with his brother is engaged in mercantile business at 
Guinea Station, where they also conduct a sawmill and 
lumber business. He has been twice married, first in 
1874 to Sarah Jones, who died in 1875 without issue. In 
1880 he married Fannie Catlett and has 
Issue : 

1 William" D. Bowie, b. 1884. 

2 Nannie" S. Bowie, b. 1889. 


3 Walter*^ H. Bowie, b. 1S92. 

4 Frank* E. Bowie, b. 1895. 

Eugene^ Bowie, b. 1855. Is associated with his brother 
Charles in business. Has been twice married ; first in 
1878 to Julia White, by whom he had two children. After 
the death of his first wife he married, in 1888, Sophia 
Corbin, by whom he had four children. 
Issue by first wife : 

1 Eugene* Bowie, b. 1879 ; d. in 1885. 

2 Madge* Bowie, b. 1884. 
Issue by second wife : 

1 Wii,i,iNG* Bowie, b. 1889. 

2 Eugene* Bowie, Jr. 

3 Charges* Bowie. 

4 L,ui,iE* Bowie. 

The Bowies of Denny Parish, near Stirling, Scotland, 
owned property and lived in that locality for several cen- 
turies. They had the same given-names in each genera- 
tion, and it is very difficult to determine their exact order 
of descent. The ancient registers are also in a frag- 
mentary condition, and from 1615 to 1680 the records are 
nearly all missing. 

The following account of this family, up to their emi- 
gration to America, is based upon the investigations made 
by Mr. Henry Patton, of Edinburgh, for the author. As 
far as it is possible to determine from the entries in the 
various parish registers, the genealogical descent as herein 
arranged is probably accurate. There is little doubt that 
the Bowies of Prince George's County, Maryland, of South 
Carolina, Canada, and possibly of Virginia also, are all de- 
scended from the family of that name living at Denny, 
Stirlingshire, Scotland, in 1553. 

John Bowie, a burgess of Stirling, an owner of land 
near Denny, is mentioned in 1553, and some fifteen years 
later James and William Bowie were mentioned as bur- 

Jereme or James Bowie, of Stirling, was in 1581 



collector of customs on imported spirits, Master of the 
King's Wines, and closely connected with the King's 
Household. James VI in 1590 bestowed upon him a 
house and lot, and other gifts. He died in 1597, and 
was succeeded in office by his son James. Another son, 
Thomas Bowie, was constable of Whitekirk, and was 
intrusted with the safe transportation of the King's lug- 

James Bowie, in 1597, succeeded his father as Master 
of the King's Wines; had exclusive jurisdiction over the 
importation of all spirits, and the levying and collection 
of all duties thereon. Was directly attached to the 
King's Household, and accompanied him to London. 
Was sent on special missions to France to select wine for 
the King's table, etc. In 1 6 1 1 his wife, Elizabeth Crichton, 
then residing near Stirling, requested permission to send 
a servant to London to wait upon her husband and his 
children, who were then in that city. In 1603 John 
Marquis, of Hamilton, witness in a suit of law, testified 
that James Bowie was the lawful son and heir of Jereme 
Bowie, Master of the King' Wines. 

James Bowie, of Stirling, in 16 17 was made a 
sergeant in the King's Guard, and in 1637 John and Wil- 
liam Bowie were burgesses. 

John Bowie and Isabelle Ewing, of the Parish of 


Denny, near Stirling, on March 14, 1685, gave up their 
names to be proclaimed, and were married May 5, 1685, 
at Denny Kirk. He is mentioned as owning land, and 
was a burgess. A number of children are named as being 
born to him. Among them, John Bowie, Jr., Margaret 
Bowie, Thomas Bowie, James Bowie, Robert Bowie, 
William Bowie, Agnes Bowie, and Christian Bowie. 
February 19, 1697, he and his wife disposed of a part of 
his land to George Bowie, said land being called " Denny- 
green," or " Lymie." 

John Bowie, Jr., born 1685, son of John and Isa- 
belle (Ewing) Bowie, " residing near Stirling," and Janet 
Young were proclaimed for marriage June 28, 17 15, and 
on July 29, 1715, were married at Denny Kirk. He is 
mentioned as clerk of the parish, a burgess, and later a 
"merchant." In 1719 he and his wife sold land near 
" Dennygreen." Among his children mentioned were 
James Bowie, Agnes Bowie, John Bowie, William Bowie, 
Robert Bowie, Christian Bowie, and Thomas Bowie, 

No. 1. 

James' Bowie, the eldest son of John Bowie, of 
Denny, and his wife, Janet Young, is supposed to have 
removed to New Kilpatrick, Dumbartonshire. The rec- 
ords of the latter parish show that on May 13, 1739, his 
name and that of Margaret T}'re were proclaimed as be- 
trothed, and that they were married on June 11, of the same 
year. The register also mentions each of his children, but 
his business or occupation is not given. The record of most 
of his descendants to the present time is very clear. His 


eldest son, who emigrated to South Carolina, informed his 
nephew, Dr. James Bowie, of Canada, that his father, 
James Bowie, had urged him (John) when leaving home 
to return as soon as he was able and repurchase the old 
family estate near Denny, which had been sold with a 
proviso that it could be recoverable by the heir-at-law, 
and the eldest son of James Bowie, of Dumbartonshire, 
was John Bowie, of South Carolina, the next heir-at-law. 
The mother of Mrs. James Bowie is said to have been a 
Douglas of "Narn." It is not shown when James Bowie 
died, but he had 

Issue : 

I John- Bowie, b. May 10, 1740. Emigrated to South Caro- 

lina, and m. Rosa Reid. (See Bowies of Sovith Carolina.) 

II Margaret''' Bowie, b. July 26, 1743; ni. first August 14, 

1762, James Sclater ; secondly a jeweler by the name 
of Newland, and removed to Glasgow, and left several 

III Janet''' Bowie, b. July 2, 1745 ; m. an Englishman named 

Smith, and removed to that country. She had three 
sons. Two of them were killed in the battle of Sala- 
manca, in Spain. 

IV Agnes'^ Bowie, b. July 12, 174S; m. ; left several 

"V Christian^ Bowie, b. June 7, 1750 ; d. young. 

VI James^ Bowie, b. June 6, 1753. Served in the British Army 

during the war of the Revolution, but as soon as he 
could arrange his discharge went to Louisiana and set- 
tled on the banks of the Mississippi. He is reported to 
have owned an estate of eight hundred acres ; to have 
married a Creole lady, and to have been a surveyor by 
profession. No record has been found of any descend- 
ants left by him. 

VII Elizabeth'^ Bowie, b. August 16, 1757 ; d. young. 

VIII "Wii^wam'^ Bowie, b. May 10, 1761 ; m. Nelson. 

IX Robert'^ Bowie, b. March 15, 1764 ; m. Mary Ritchie and 

left several sons. 

I * Bowie. Enlisted in the Guards. 'Was pro- 
moted and sent with his command to Canada. 
'When he died was Barrack Master on the Island of 
St. Helen's, opposite Montreal. He was married 
and left a family. A son located at Brockville, 
Canada, and was a large brewer there. 


William- Bowie, (James^ Bowie, of New Kilpatrick, 
Scotland.) eighth child of James Bowie, of Scotland, and 
his wife, Margaret (Tyre) Bowie, was born in New Kil- 
patrick Parish, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, May lo, 1761. 
He settled in Glasgow, and was an extensive wholesale 
salt merchant. 

About 1790 he married a Miss Nelson, whose mother's 
maiden name was Harvey. The latter lived to be over 
one hundred years old, and had many interesting remi- 
niscences of her girlhood to relate. She was born on a 
farm near the Highlands, and saw Prince Charley and 
his army pass by her father's house. The family, 
expecting to have everything pillaged, retreated to the 
bushes with their cattle and a large baking of bread, and 
remained concealed until the army had gone by. She 
said one of their neighbors, an old man, the Laird Mac- 
Farlane, had a young wife, and one night a son of the 
noted Rob Roy, with a party of his caterans, came from 
the hills, stopped at Mr. Harvey's, where they helped 
themselves to supper and then went to MacFarlane's house 
and carried off his young bride. Some time later young 
Rob Roy was taken and hung, but at his trial Mrs. 
MacFarlane in giving her evidence, endeavored hard to 
save him. 

Mrs. William Bowie, in 1835, paid a visit to her son 
who was then living in Canada, but returned to Scotland, 
where she and her husband both died. 

Issue ; 

I Margaret^ Bowie, b. ; m. . 

Issue : 

I Margaret* , m. McDonald and removed 

to Australia. 
She had two sons : 

1 '^ MCD0NAI.D, a teacher. 

2 ^ McDonald, a printer. 


II Anne^ Bowie, m. Robertson. 

Had several children : 

1 Anne^ Robertson, m. an engineer and removed to 


2 WiLUAM* Robertson, a clergjman of the Church of 

Scotland. Is located at Hemingford, near Montreal. 

3 James* Robertson. Resides at Kingston, Uster 

County, New York. 

4 Thomas* Robertson. Removed to New Orleans, 

where he died. 

III Dr. JameS'^ Bowie, b. 1802 ; removed to Canada ; m. Har- 

riet McGillis. 

Xo. 3. 

Dr. James'^ Bowie, (William- Bowie, of Glasgow. 
James' Bowie, of New Kilpatrick Parish, Scotland.) only 

son of William Bowie, of Scotland, and his wife, 

Nelson, was born in Glasgow. Scotland, in 1802. He at- 
tended the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and 
graduated as a doctor of medicine before attaining his 
majority. While awaiting his nomination to the post of 
surgeon in the Royal Navy, he made two trips to Georgia 
and South Carolina, where he sojourned some time, visit- 
ing his uncle, Maj. John Bowie, of South Carolina, and 
the latter's sons. He always recalled these visits with 
great pleasure. In 1827 he was induced by some brother 
officers, quartered at St. John's, Quebec, to settle in Canada, 
and he there devoted himself to the practice of his pro- 
fession. From Quebec he went to St. Eustache, where 
he married Harriet McGillis, daughter of Duncan Mc- 
Gillis, and niece of Hugh McGillis Laird, of Williams- 
town, Glengarry. The wedding took place at St. An- 
drews, February 12, 1833. During the stirring times at 
St. Eustache, in 1837, Dr. Bowie took an active part, and 
conducted the troops under Sir John Colborne by a back 
road to a locality where the ice was strong enough for the 



infantry and artillery to cross the river. After the en- 
gagement he was in charge of the hospital, and performed 
the autopsy on Dr. Chenier, who was killed by a bullet 
passing entirely through his body. Dr. Bowie and Dr. 
Laviolette were two of the only three persons who knew 
where Dr. Chenier was buried. During the cholera days 

I>r. Janie$$ Bowie. 

of 1832 in Montreal, and the epidemic of ship fever in 
1847, Dr. Bowie was the chief surgeon of the Government 
sheds at Point St. Charles, and many Irish citizens lived 
to express their gratitude to him for saving their lives 
during that trying time. The Doctor was twice pros- 
trated by the disease, but was nursed back to health by 


the Sisters of "Hotel Dieu." Later he removed to Western 
Ontario, where he practiced his profession with great suc- 
cess until 1883. 

He was a loyal Scot, and for many years president of 
the South Perth Conservative Association, and was the 
first president of the Mitchell St. Andrew's Society. 

He enjoyed capital health until his return to Montreal 
in December, 1891, when he was attacked with La Grippe, 
from which he never rallied, and died February 3, 1892, 
aged ninety years. At the time of his illness he was pre- 
paring a paper for delivery before the Caledonian Society 
of Montreal, and retained his mental faculties unimpaired 
to the end. The press of Montreal contained long articles 
regarding his career ; spoke of his life as an eventful one ; 
said he was a strong Loyalist, a staunch Conservative, a 
devoted Presbyterian, and " an enthusiastic Scotchman far 
from his native land;" that "he never wavered one iota 
from the straight path of what he considered his duty;" 
stated that he was a member of the well-known family of 
Bowies, of " Bowie Hall, Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland, 
and a nephew of the progenitor of the Bowie family of 
South Carolina. All the notices of his death eulogized his 
character highly, both as a physician and as a citizen. 
Letters now in the possession of his family, written by the 
doctor only a few months prior to his death, exhibit a won- 
derfully clear and active mind for one so far advanced in 
age. He discussed events, past and present, with all the 
force and clearness of a man in the zenith of life. Mrs. 
Bowie died in 1889. 

I WitUAM* Bowie, b. January 14, 1834 ; d. in infancy. 

4 II Mary* Janet Bowie, b. January 13, 1836, at St. Eustache ; 

m. J. Fishleigh. 

5 III Ei<iZABETH* Bowie, b. June 26, 1840; m. A. D. LeClaire. 

^ IV Amelia* McDonald Bowie, b. June i, 1842; m. Robert 
V Louisa* Angelique Bowie, b. July 8, 1845 ; single. Re- 
$ides at Vsttdreuil, Quebec. 


7 VI Duncan* Ewan Bowie, b. September 26, 1849 ! "i- Georgia 
A. Phillips. 

No. 4. 

Mary^ Janet Bowie, (Dr. James^ Bowie, of 
Canada. William^ BowiE, of Glasgow. James^ BowiE, 
of Scotland.) eldest daughter of Dr. James Bowie, of 
Canada, and his wife, Harriet McGillis, was born at St. 
Eustache, Canada, January 13, 1836, and on May 7, 1857, 
married John Fishleigh, and settled in Chicago, Illinois. 


I Margaret^ Andrews Fishi^eigh, b. March, 1858; m. 

Gadbois, of Waterloo, Iowa. 

II James^ Bowie Fishleigh, b. April 8, i860. Lawyer of 

Chicago, and recently elected judge of the Circuit Court. 

III Chari^es^ B. Fishleigh, b. August 26, 1861 ; Chicago 


IV Duncan^ L. Fishi^eigh, b. August 23, 1866 ; Chicago mer- 


V Robert* A. Fishi^eigh, b. December 23, 1871; Chicago 


Xo. 5. 

Elizabeth^ Bowie, (Dr. James^ Bowie, of Canada. 
WiLLiAM^^ Bowie. James^ Bowie, of Scotland.) second 
daughter of Dr. James Bowie, of Montreal, and his wife, 
Harriet McGillis, was born at St. Eustache, Canada, June 
26, 1840. Married October i, 1867, to A. D. Leclair, 
and resides in Brockville, Ontario. 


Issue ; 

I Charles^ W. Leclair, b. November S, 1868. 

II James^ Bowie Leclair, b. Februarj' 4, 1874 ; d. in infancy. 

III Louis^ J. Leclair, b. August 21, 1873. 

IV Arthur^ A. Leclair, b. May 2, 1875. 

V Edmund^ L. Leclair, b. May 2, 1878. 

No. 6. 

Amelia^ McDonald Bowie, (Dr. James'^ Bowie. 
William- Bowie. James' Bowie, of Scotland.) third 
daughter of Dr. James Bowie, of Montreal, and his wife, 
Harriet McGillis, was born at Montreal, Canada, July 8, 
1842, and on October 18, 187 1, married Robert Coleman, 
and resides in Hamilton, Ontario. 

Their issue is : 

I Harriet^ J. Coleman, b. September 14, 1872. 

II Mary^ M. Coleman, b. September 7, 1874. 

III Thomas^ J. Coleman, b. October 2, 1876. 

IV Matilda^ T. Coleman, b. September 17, 1879. 

V Elizabeth^ L. Coleman, b. April 20, 1883. 

Xo. 7. 

Dnncan^ Ewaii Bowie, (Dr. James^ Bowie, of 
Montreal. William- Bowie, of Glasgow. James^ 
Bowie, of Kilpatrick, Scotland.) youngest child of Dr. 
James Bowie and his wife, Harriet McGillis, was born at 
St. Eustache, P. Q., Canada, September 26, 1849. He was 
a noted college athlete, and won a number of prizes in the 
inter-university contests in consequence of his skill and 
strength. Studied law, and settled in Montreal, where 
he has taken a high position at the bar and is a sue- 


cessful lawyer, On November 26, 1884, he married 
Georgiana A. Phillips, and has 

Issue : 

I Douglas* Bowie, b. in Montreal January 15, 1886. 

II WiLUAM* Edmund Phillips Bowie, b. in Paris, France, 

October 3, 1888, and registered at the British Consulate. 

Xo. 1. 

Maj. John^ Bowie, eldest son of James Bowie and 
his wife, Margaret Tyre, was born May lo, 1740, in the 
Parish of New Kilpatrick, Dumbartonshire, Scotland. 
The Parish Registers now preserved at Edinburgh show 
John Bowie was the eldest of nine children ; that his 
parents were married June 11, 1739, and that his father, 
James Bowie, was the son of John Bowie, Jr., of " Denny," 
Stirlingshire, and his wife, Janet Young. In a previous 
article under the caption of " The Canadian Bowies," a 
record is given of the children of James Bowie and Mar- 
garet Tyre. 

John Bowie, the subject of this sketch, emigrated to 
America and landed in Virginia June 8, 1762. For the 
next four or five years he was engaged in traffic with 
the Cherokee Indians, inhabiting what is now East Ten- 
nessee. July 28, 1767, he married Rosa Reid, who was 
born in 1743, ^"^ was the daughter of Col. George Reid, 
of Virginia, a native of Cecil County, Maine, where he 
was born in 1727. Colonel Reid had six children ; the 
sons were Samuel, Joseph and Alexander, and the daugh- 
ters were, Nancy who married a Mr. Baskins ; Margaret 
who married her cousin Hugh Reid, and Rosa, who mar- 
ried John Bowie. The latter, after his marriage removed 
to Long Cane Creek, in Abbeville County, South Caro- 


lina, where he became a prosperous planter and promi- 
nent citizen. At the beginning of hostilities with Great 
Britain he raised a company of militia and on February 
5, 1776, was commissioned captain in the Fifth South 
Carolina Regiment. A year later he was detached with 
his company, which was, by order of the governor and 

llajor John Bowie. 

council, formed into a separate and independent organiza- 
tion. He participated in the battles of Stono and Savan- 
nah, and was severely wounded in the latter engagement. 
In both of these fights he acted as brigade major for Gen- 
eral Williamson. At the battle of Guilford he acted as a 
volunteer officer on the staff of General Hugfer. When 


peace was declared Major Bowie returned to his planta- 
tion on Long Cane Creek near the present town of Abbe- 
ville, and was elected clerk of the County Court. He was 
also appointed a justice of the peace, as is shown by a 
notice published in the Annapolis (Maryland) Gazette^ 
September 18, 1788, which was copied from a Southern 
paper in which reference was made to certain local enact- 
ments affecting the people on Notecheky, French, Broad 
and Holstein Creeks. The notice being signed by "John 
Bowie, of Abbeville, justice of the peace." 

A book on political economy, of which Major Bowie 
was the author, is now owned by one of his descendants, 
and shows the writer was a thoughtful student of public 
matters. The late Dr. James Bowie, of Montreal, wrote 
that in 1827 he visited his uncle, the Major, at thelatter's 
home near Abbeville, and found him residing upon a 
handsome estate surrounded by a large and contented 
number of slaves. 

Although then at the age of eighty-seven, his nephew 
found him enjoying good health and possessed of a clear 
and vigorous mind, and discussed at length matters per- 
taining to his relatives in Scotland and the old family 
estate near Stirling, which the Major said he would 
relinquish all claim to, as his children were amply pro- 
vided for and would never care to live in Scotland. Mrs. 
Rosa Bowie died March 29, 1807, aged sixty-four, and, 
during the last years of the Major's life, he was tenderly 
cared for by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Andrew Bowie, to 
whom he was greatly attached. He died September 20, 
1827, and was interred by the side of his wife in the 
cemetery at Upper Long Cane, near Abbeville. Their 
graves are marked with marble slabs bearing lengthy in- 
scriptions. Both were earnest members of the Presby- 
terian Church. 

Issue : 

I James-' Bowie, b. December 21, 1768; d. in 1770. 


II James^ Bowie, b. 1770; d. 1781, from the effects of small- 
pox, from which he had nearly recovered, when, seeing a 
party of Tories approaching the house he ran to give 
the alarm, and the exertion and excitement caused a 
fatal relapse. 

2 III George'^ Bowie, b. January 28, 1772; m. Louisa A. Pickens ; 

d. August 31, 1864. 

3 IV Andrew'^ Bowie, b. November 20, 1773 ; m. Rosey A. 

Watts ; d. January 26, 1808. 

4 V JOHN^ Bowie, Jr., b. March 3, 1776 ; m. Sarah Harwell ; d. 

February 14, 182 1. 
VI Margaret- Bowie, b. June 15, 1779 ; d. two years later 
while the family were flying to North Carolina to escape 
the British. 

5 VII William'^ Bowie, b. August 9, 1782 ; m. Nancy J. Strain ; 

d. March 13, 1845. 

VIII Rosa- Bowie, b. April 3, 1784 ; d. March 20, 1798, at school 

in Augusta. 

IX Robert^ Bowie, b. June 27, 1786 ; d. September 16, 1794. 
X Samuel^ Bowie, b. July 9, 1788; m. Alethia Adair; d. 

January, 1837. 
T XI Ai^exander'^ Bowie, b. December 14, 1789; m. Susan B. 
Jack ; d. December 30, 1865. 

Xo. 2. 

Oeorge^ Bowie, (Maj. John^ Bowie, emigrant.) 
third child of Maj. John Bowie and his wife, Rosa Reid, 
was born near Abbeville, South Carolina, January 28, 
1772. Graduated at the University of South Carolina; 
was admitted to the bar, and became one of the leading 
lawyers of his State. Owing to his long and brilliant 
career and legal knowledge, he was usually called "Judge" 
Bowie, though never upon the bench. The great John 
C. Calhoun was a student in Judge Bowie's office, at Abbe- 
ville. He removed from South Carolina to the southern 
part of Alabama, and was, by President Andrew Jackson, 
appointed the first American mayor of Pensacola, Florida. 
He subsequently removed to Selma, Alabama, and finally 


to his plantation near Cahawba, Dallas County, Alabama, 
where he died August 31, 1864, aged ninety-two. On 
November 18, 1800, Mr Bowie was married to Margaret 
Pickens, who was born July 13, 1777, and died December 
4, 1830. She was the daughter of Gen. Andrew Pickens, 
of Revolutionary fame, and sister of Governor Pickens, of 
South Carolina. 

The only issue of George and Margaret Bowie was : 

I Louisa^ Augusta Bowie, b. August 24, 1801 ; d. September 
22, 1842. She was married December 30, 1823, by the 
Rev. Mr. Travis, to William S. Smith, clerk of the court 
at Charleston, South Carolina, and a lawyer by profes- 
Issue : 

1 JutiA* Waring Smith, b. April 21, 1825 ; d. May 28, 


2 George* E. Bowie Smith, b. June 21, 1827 ; d. Sep- 

tember I, 1835. 

3 Wir,i,iAM* H. Waring Smith, b. July 28, 1829 ; d. 

May 17, 1850. 

4 Andrew* Pickens Smith, b. June 16, 1833 ; d. May 

10, 1895; m. December i, 1858, Tomasine Smith. 
No issue. He was a Presbyterian minister and had 
charge of a church at Dallas, Texas. 

5 George* Waring Smith, b. June 10, 1837 ; m. Feb- 

ruary 14, 1866, Charlotte Hamilton, whose father, 
Peter Hamilton, was a noted lawyer of Mobile, and 
a State Senator. Lives at Berlin, Alabama. 
Issue : 

1 Mary* Hamilton Smith, b. February 2, 1873. 

2 Nellye' Augusta Smith, b. July 8, 1875; m- 

September 18, 1895, Robert Walter Huston, of 
Issue : 

I George*^ Waring Huston, b. June i, 1896. 

3 Margaret* Walker Smith, b. November 21, 


4 George* Bowie Smith, b. March 15, 1880. 

5 Virginia* Garron Smith, b. September 6, 1S82. 

6 Louis* Augustin Halsey Smith, b. August 10, 1842 ; 

twice married ; ist in 1867 to Anna D. Gunn , by whom 
there were two children. She died in 1871, and he 
then moved to Texas, where in 1878 he married 
Sallie E. Izard, who was born June 8, 1857. 


Issue : 

1 1/Ui.A^ Smith, b. April i6, 1868 ; m. Glas- 


2 Henry^ Elmore Smith, b. March 10, 1870 ; 

m. . 

3 Josiah'^ H. Smith, b. September 24, 1879. 

4 W.'^ W. Walker Smith, b. August 12, 1881. 

5 S.'* Bennett Smith, b. October 29, 1883. 

6 Louis^ W. Smith, b. March 30, 1885. 

7 EllEn^ H. Smith, b. August 10, 1888. 

8 S.^ Pickens Smith, b. January 9. J891. 

9 G.^ Edwin Smith, b. August 30, 1893. 

10 Flora^ Lee Smith, b. September 14, 1896. 

Xo. 3. 

Andrew^ Bowie, (Maj. John' Bowie, emigrant.) 
the fourth child of Maj. John Bowie and his wife, Rosa 
(Reid) Bowie, was born at Abbeville, South Carolina, 
November 20, 1773. Studied at the College of South 
Carolina, and afterwards engaged in a large wholesale dry 
goods business in Charleston, South Carolina. October 15, 
1799, he married Rosey Anne Watt. He was known as 
" Captain " Andrew Bowie, and was probably an officer in 
one of the militia organizations of Charleston. He died 
January 26, 1808, when thirty-five years of age, and is 
buried at Upper Long Cane, South Carolina. A tomb- 
stone with 'quite a lengthy inscription marks his grave. 
He is represented as possessing an unusual flow of spirits, 
and an affectionate disposition. His wife, born October 
15, 1780, was the daughter of Samuel Watt and his wife, 
Janet (daughter of John Lesley). The former was born in 
Monogham County, Ireland, in 1741, and landed in 
Charleston, South Carolina, October 8, 1768. He was 
an ardent Whig, and served at " Ninety Six." He died 
November 25., 1802, and his wife, who was born May 2, 
J 753, died February 3, 1805. Both are buried at Upper 


Long Cane ; marble slabs marking their graves. After 
the death of Andrew Bowie his widow resided with her 
father-in-law, Maj. John Bowie, who was then a widower, 
very old and infirm. In a letter written by her brother- 
in-law, Chancellor Alexander Bowie, he says that for 
nearly nineteen years she nursed her aged and infirm 
father-in-law with all the love and patience of a daughter, 
bore with his infirmities with a fidelity rarely, if ever, 
equalled, and never deserted her post while he lived. In 
early life she joined the Presbyterian Church, and seldom 
failed to attend services each Sunday, though she had to 
ride on horseback for six miles. After the death of her 
father-in-law she married Col. Robert Gilmer, who died 
November, 1834, without children. She then resided the 
rest of her life with her only daughter, Mrs. Eliza Ward- 
law, and died September 22, 1855. 

She had four sisters and one brother, Samuel Leslie 
Watt, born in 1792, lived at Abbeville, South Corolina, 
and later at Pontotoc, Mississippi, but was never married, 
and died in 1850. His sister Mary, who was born in 
1784, resided with him, and married James Kyle, who 
was shot by Peyton Randolph. 

A third daughter, Elizabeth Watt, was born October, 1786, 
and married Robert Hall Lesley, a cousin. They had a 
family of six children ; Nancy Watt, the fourth daughter, 
born 1793, married Joseph Grishani, of Peudleton, and 
Jane B. Watt, the youngest daughter, born 1794, married 
Dr. Marshall Weatherall, son of Col. John Weatherall, and 
had ten children. Dr. Weatherall practiced medicine in 
Abbeville, South Carolina, for many years, but later re- 
moved to Pontotoc, Mississippi. 

The issue of Andrew Bowie and his wife, Rosey Anne (Watt) Bowie, 
was : 

8 I JOHN^ Bowie;, b. August 27, 1800 ; m. Jane E. Hamilton ; 

d. 1846. 

9 II Samuel^ Watt Bowm, b. May 10, 1802 ; m. Sophia S. 

Bonham ; d. 1881. 


10 III James^ Sheridan Bowie, b. October 14, 1804 ; in. Susan 

W. Coffin ; d. i860. 

11 IV Langdon^ Bowie, b. August 27, 1806; twice married; d. 

July 27, 1870. 

12 V EuzA^ Bowie, b. June 3, 1808; m. Robert H. Wardlaw ; 

d. 188:!. 

Wo. 4. 

Jolin^ Bowie, Jr., (Maj. John^ Bowie, emigrant.) 
fifth child of Maj. John Bowie and his wife, Rosa (Reid) 
Bowie, was born near Abbeville, South Carolina, March 
3, 1776. He resided on his plantation, and for a number 
of years was prominent in local politics. He was a major- 
general of the South Carolina Militia, and died February 
14, 182 1. About 1800 he married Sarah Harwell, and 
was the father of two children : 

I Sarah^ Bowie, a woman noted for her great personal 

beauty and many accomplishments. She married L,. M. 
H. Walker, of Cahawba County, Alabama, and, it is said, 
died childless. 

II George^ John Bowie, m. Millhouse, of Alabama, 

and removed to Texas. Issue unknown. 

:^o. 5. 

William^ Bowie, (Maj. John^ Bowie, emigrant.) the 
seventh child of Maj. John Bowie, of South Carolina, and 
his wife, Rosa (Reid) Bowie, was born August 9, 1782, in 
Rowan County, South Carolina, where his parents were 
temporarily residing. For many years he lived in 
Augusta, Georgia, and finally settled at Abbeville, South 
Carolina, where he conducted a mercantile business, and 


was associated with his two nephews, James S. and Lang- 
don Bowie ; also with his nephew-iii-law, Robert H. 
Wardlaw. On May i, 1834, when at the age of fifty-two, 
he married Nancy Jane Strain, whose brother, J. M. Strain, 
lived in Pittsboro', Mississippi. He died March 12, 1845. 

Issue : 

I Louise-^ Augusta Bowie, b. Februarj' 19, 1835 ; d. March 9, 

1852, while at school in Charleston, South Carolina. 

II Robert'^ Edwin Bowie, b. July 13, 1836. Served four 

years in the Confederate Army, and made a gallant 
record. Was finely educated ; studied law ; was admitted 
to the bar, and later removed to Nebraska. While on a 
visit to St. Louis he contracted a fever, from which he 
never recovered, and died at Williamsburg, Mississippi, 
December, 1892 ; unmarried. 

III William^ Bowie, Jr., b. July 24, 1839 ; d. in 1841. 

IV Andrew^* Thom.a.s Bowie, b. September 9, 1841. Entered 

the Confederate Army, and died in Virginia of pneu- 
monia in 1863. 

Xo. 6. 

l^amueP Bowie, (Maj. John^ Bowie, emigrant.) the 
tenth child of Maj. John Bowie and his wife, Rosa (Reid) 
Bowie, was born at Abbeville, South Carolina, July 19, 
1788. Was a cotton-planter, and resided near Abbeville. 
August 28, 1817, he married Alethea Adair, of Laurens 
District, South Carolina. She was born April 21, 1793. 
He died January 6, 1837, and his widow on January 15, 
1839, married James I. Gilmer. She died November 7, 

Issue of Samuel Bowie and Alethea, his wife : 

13 I Luther^ Alfred Bowie, b. July 4, 1818 ; m. 1846 ; d. Jan- 

uary 8, 1851. 

14 II PiNCKNEY^* Geddes Bowie, b. March 27, 1820 ; m. 1842 ; d. 

November, 1871. 


III GEORGE'^ AivEXANDER Bowie, b. April 8, 1822. Removed 

to Mississippi, engaged in cotton planting, and married 
Minerva Steel. He died September 20, 1856. 
Issue : 

I Georgia* Bowie, m. McCord, sheriff of Henderson 
County, Texas. 

IV MARGARET'* ELIZABETH BowiE, b. March 28, 1826; m. 

James Harrison, of Edgefield, South Carolina, and died 
November 4, 1841, leaving an infant who died at the age 
of five years. 

V Benjamin^ Franklin Bowie, b. 1827 ; d. in infancy. 

VI William* lyANGDON Bowie, b. February 7,1828; d. Sep- 

tember 18, 1851. He entered the mercantile house of 
James S. and Langdon Bowie, in Charleston, South 
Carolina, but his health failing he went to Europe and 
passed a year in the south of France. Returned to 
Abbeville, where he died of consumption a few months 

Wo. 7. 

Cliaiicellor Alexander- Bowie, (Maj. John* 
Bowie, of South Carolina, emigrant.) the eleventh child 
of Maj. John Bowie, the Scotch emigrant to South Caro- 
lina, and his wife, Rosa (Reid) Bowie, was born near 
Abbeville, South Carolina, December 14, 1789. He 
studied law*; graduated at the College of South Carolina ; 
was admitted to practice at Abbeville in 18 13, and pur- 
sued his profession as a barrister in that town for a num- 
ber of years with great success. 

During the War of 1812-14 was commissioned a colonel 
of the Eighth Regiment, South Carolina Militia, and 
later commander of the Abbeville Nullifiers. Was several 
times elected to the State Legislature, and was a recog- 
nized leader in his party, when in 1835 he decided to re- 
move to Talladega, Alabama. He at once rose to promi- 
nence in his new home, and in 1839 was elected over 
Hon. E. W. Peck, Chancellor for the Northern Division of 


Alabama. He presided on the chancery bench with 
marked ability for six years, and was spoken of by the 
press of his State, as the "Great Chancellor." He was a 
trustee of the State University and was distinguished for 
his graceful elocution, scholarly attainments and indepen- 
dent judgment. In Garret's " Public Men of Alabama," 

Alexander Bowie, Chancellor of Alabama. 

he is ranked with the very foremost men of his State, and 
is also accorded the highest praise in Brewer's History of 
Alabama, who said, " few excelled him in conversational 
powers and legal ability, and none in integrity and pro- 
bity of character." In January, 1814, Judge Bowie mar- 
ried Susan Barnett Jack, daughter of John and Mary (Bar- 


nett) Jack, natives of North Carolina. John Jack, with 
his brother James participated in the " Declaration of In- 
dependence of Meclenburg, North Carolina," and James 
Jack was the bearer of the Declaration to the Continental 
Congress. John Jack was the son of Col. Patrick Jack, 
of Charlotte, North Carolina, and his wife, Lillie Mc- 
Adough. He was born about 1700, and was the son of 
Charles Jack, and a grandson of William Jack, born about 
1610 in Ireland of noble parentage. The latter became a 
Presbyterian minister and was ejected from his "living" 
for non-conformity. Chancellor Bowie died December 
30, 1865, and his wife in 1868. 

Issue : 


15 II 



16 V 


17 VII 

Rose* Bowie, b. December 22, 1814 ; d. in 1816. 

Mary* Jane Bowie, b. October 27, 1816 ; m. Dr. J. C. Knox ; 

d. 1857- 
Amanda* Ann Bowie, b. August 11, 1818; d. July 19, 1823. 
Laura* Liwas Bowie, b. May 27, 1820 ; m. Rev. Mr. Tur- 

pin, of Virginia, and died September 8, 1840. 
Andrew* Wii,i<iam Bowie, b. February 5, 1822 ; m. Nancy 

M. Bowden. 
Susan* Jack Bowie, b. February 5, 1824; d. 1825. 
Margaret* Rose Bowie, b. September 10, 1825 ; m. 1843, 

William W. Knox. 

VIII Ann* Alexander Bowie, b. July 10, 1828 ; m. Hon. Jabez 

L. M. Curry, an attorney at law ; Minister to Spain during 
President Cleveland's first administration, and after- 
wards trustee of the Peabody Fund. 
Issue : 

1 Susan* Lamar Curry, b. 1850 ; m. John B. Turpin. 
Issue : 

1 Mary^ L. Turpin. 

2 ManIvY^ C. Turpin. 

2 MANI.Y* Bowie Curry, m. A. L. Bacon, daughter of 

Hon. A. O. Bacon, of Georgia, United States 
Issue : 

1 Shirley^ Curry. . 

2 Louis^ Curry. 

IX Thomas* Samuel Bowie, b. December 11, 1830 (a twin) ; d. 


X Alexander* John Bowie, b. December 11, 1830 (a twin); 

d. young. 

]¥o. 8. 

Gren. Johir^ Bowie, (Andrew- Bowie. Maj. John^ 
Bowie.) eldest son of Andrew Bowie and his wife, Rosey 
Anne (Watt) Bowie, was born Angust 27, 1800, near Ab- 
beville, South Carolina, and was educated at the Military 
Academy in Charleston, South Carolina. He was com- 
missioned brigadier-general of the State militia, and as- 
sisted in training the forces of his State, which at that 
era were regularly organized, handsomely uniformed and 
equipped. General Bowie commanded the troops of the 
Abbeville and Edgefield Districts. 

Of magnificent physique, standing six feet one inch in 
height and finely proportioned, his distinguished bearing 
and engaging manners made him universally popular, and 
he was urged to enter the field of politics, but, though pos- 
sessing a martial spirit, he cared not for office, and persist- 
ently refused to stand for either Legislature or Congress, and 
devoted himself to the supervision of his planting and mer- 
cantile interests. He was associated with his two broth- 
ers, James and Langdon, in the buying of cotton, and had 
branch houses at various points in South Carolina and 
Georgia. July 17, 1828, at "Poplar Grove," near Abbe- 
ville, he was married to Jane Eliza Hamilton. She was 
born December 30, 1807, and was the daughter of An- 
drew C. Hamilton and his wife, Delphia Adelia Middle- 
ton. The latter was born in 1789, and died November 
27, 1826. Her husband, A. C. Hamilton, was born Sep- 
tember 28, 1782, and died February 27, 1835. He was 
the son of Maj. Andrew Hamilton and Jane, his wife. 

Major Hamilton is buried at Long Cane, South Caro- 
lina (as is his son). He was born in 1740 and was a dis- 
tinguished officer of the Revolutionary Army, and identi- 
fied with most of the important history of Eastern South 
Carolina. He died January, 1835, and his wife April 20, 
1826. Gen. John Bowie, in consequence of his business 
interests, lived for short periods in Augusta and Cam- 


bridge, South Carolina, and at Mobile, Alabama, in 
1838. He purchased a plantation called "White Hall," 
near that city, for his summer residence. Owing to ill- 
health he .removed his family to Dayton, where he died 
of malarial fever April 6, 1346, and was buried at " White 
Hall." His widow continued for a number of years to 
reside in Dayton, but died at Rome, Georgia, November 
22, 1876. 


Delphia* Adewa Bowie, b. June 28, 1829, near Sand Hills, 
South Carolina ; m. at Decatur, Georgia, April 4, 1850, 
Gardner Adams, who was born June 28, 1828 ; d. Novem- 
ber 7, i860. 
Issue : 

1 JoHN^ Gardner Adams, b. 185 1 ; d. 1852, 

2 Robert^ Edward Adams, b. November 27, 1852 ; m. 

June 2, 1874, at Decatur, Georgia, Mamie L,ewis 
Durand, who was born at La Grange, Georgia, Feb- 
ruary 7, 1858. 
Issue : 

1 Loyai.'* G. Adams, b. October 29, 1876 ; m. Feb- 

ruary 25, 1897, Edith Iv. Cochran. 

2 Samuel** Durand Adams, b. September 26, 1878. 

3 Sadie** Joe Adams, b. December 25, 1880. 

4 Edward^ Bowie Adams, b. October 13, 1885, at 

Atlanta, Georgia. 

3 Charles^ Elbridge Adams, b. April 22, 1854 ; m. 

February 25, 1886, at Atlanta, Georgia, Lula A. Hel- 
Issue : 

1 Frank** Elbridge Adams, b. January 19, 1887. 

2 Charles^ Gardner Adams, b. November 11, 


3 Jesse** Eugene Adams, b. September 25, 1892. 

4 JULiA^ Eva Adams, b. January 11, 1857 ; d. 1858. 

5 James^ Everett Adams, b. September 5, 1858 ; m. 

April 21, 1889, Sarah Toumey. 
Issue : 
I George^ Adams, b. June 10, 1890. 

6 Gardner* Adams, Jr., b. September 19, i860; d. 

Rosa* Bowie, b. August 10, 1830 ; d. May 9, 1893, at Birm- 
ingham ; m. June 27, 1850, at Decatur, Georgia, William 
It' Wardsworth. 


Issue : 

1 Wii.i,iAM' Wai^TER Wardsworth, b. April 13, 1851 ; 

m. November 23, 1871, Ada B. Stevens. No issue. 

2 Etta^ Louise Wardsworth, b. June 3, 1853. 

3 Mary^ Belle Wardsworth, b. August 30, 1855 ; m. 

January i6, 1879, Andrew William Knox (son of Dr. 
James C. Knox and his wife, Jane Bowie, daughter 
of Chancellor Alexander Bowie), b. March 29, 1851. 
He died at Birmingham October 22, 1892. Mrs. 
Knox married secondly on March 20, 1894, James 
Franklin Rogers, of Covington, Georgia. 
Issue by first husband : 

1 RoSA^ Belle Knox, b. December 16, 1879. 

2 James" Croll Knox, b. August 3, 1883. 

4 Robert^ Bowie Wardsworth, b. July 12, 1857 ; m. 

and removed to Ennis, Texas. Issue not known. 

5 Louis^ Davis Wardsworth, b. March 29, 1859; m. 

July 21, 1893, Esther Manering. 
Issue : 
I Louis" Davis Wardsworth, Jr., b. April 18, 1895. 

6 Paul' Chappell Wardsworth, b. March 27, 1861. 

7 JESSE^ Boring Wardsworth, b. November 10, 1862 ; 

m. April 26, 1892, Margaret Wilburn McCoy. He 
is president of the saving banks at Blockton and 
Centreville, Alabama, and connected with the 
Swansea Coal Company, with headquarters in Birm- 
ingham, Alabama ; is Grand Prelate of the Knights 
of Pythias. Was formerly teller of the National 
Bank of Birmingham, of which Gov. Joseph F. 
Johnston was president. 
Issue : 

1 Esther" Wardsworth, b. February 6, 1S93. 

2 Jesse" B. Wardsworth, Jr., b. March 2, 1895. 

3 Rosa" Bowie Wardsworth, b. May 5, 1897. 

8 Jane* Eliza Wardsworth, b. November 25, 1864; 

m. June 23, 1886, George Henry Irving. 
Issue : 

1 Jane" Claire Irving, b, April 3, 1889. 

2 Roger" Waring Irving, b. March 30, 1892. 

3 George" H. Irving, b. March 6, 1894. 

9 Adelia* Shafer Wardsworth, b. December 12, 

1866 ; m. October 10, 1885, Hal. J. Copeland. 
Issue : 

1 Hal." J. Copeland, Jr., b. 1890; d. 1891. 

2 Hazel" Gwinne Copeland, b. November i, 1891. 
10 Margaret* Turnlaw Wardsworth, b. June 7, 1870 ; 

m. August 9, 1888, Octavius Miller Gerald. 


Issue : 

1 Jessie" Neil Gerald, b. August 7, 1889. 

2 GuY« Miller Gerald, b. July 31, 1890. 

3 Nina" M. Gerald, b. 1892. 

III Samuel* Alexander Bowie, b. December 2, 1831 ; d. 

October 26, 1832. 

IV Robert* Bowie, b. February 13, 1833 ; d. September 27, 

1857. His death was caused by falling from a third story 
window in Charleston, South Carolina. 

V Susan* Virginia Bowie, b. February i, 1835, at Cam- 

bridge, South Carolina ; m. February 6, 1859, Maj. John 
Chappell Griffis of the i8th Georgia Regiment, Confed- 
erate Army. 
Issue : 

1 Sallie^ Knox Griffis, b. June 21, 1863 ; m. October 

8, 1887, George King Mayer. 
Issue : 

I George" King Mayer, Jr., b. October 8, 1889. 

2 Robert* Bowie Griffis, b. October 17, 1865, in Web- 

ster County, Georgia. 
18 VI John* MiddlETon Bowie, b. March 24, 1846. Twice mar- 

No. 9. 

Dr. SamueF Watt Bowie, (Andrew- Bowie. 
Maj. John^ Bowie.) second son of Andrew and Rosey 
Anne (Watt) Bowie, was born May 10, 1802, at Charles- 
ton, South Carolina. Graduated at the Medical College 
of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and practiced his profession 
at Abbeville, South Carolina, until 1837, when he re- 
moved to Lowndes County, Alabama, where he died 
October 29, 1881. 

At Edgefield, South Carolina, May 6, 1829, Dr. Bowie 
married Julia R. Bonham ; Rev. Dr. Barr officiating. 
She was the daughter of James and Sophia (Smith) Bon- 
ham, of South Carolina, and granddaughter of Lieut. 
Malachi Bonham, of the Revolutionary Army, who was 
a native of Frederick County, Maryland. The latter was 


mustered out of service iu 1783, and was a member of 
"Cincinnati Society," of Maryland. S. C. Bonham, 
brother of Mrs. Bowie, married Elizabeth Amelia Ward- 
law, and another brother, M. L. Bonham, was Governor of 
South Carolina. 
Issue of Dr. Samuel W. Bowie and his wife, Julia : 

I Dr. Andrew* Bowie, b. 1830. A physician by profession ; 

surgeon of the 3d Alabama Regiment during the Civil 
War. In 1859 married Sarah Miller Turnley, daughter 
of Ira P. Turnley, of Virginia, and his wife, Mary 
(Duer) Turnley ; the latter a granddaughter of John 
Bowie, the progenitor of the Bowies of Virginia. Dr. 
Bowie died of Bright's disease at Benton, Alabama, 
November 6, 1895. 
Issue : 

1 Mary^ JuuA Bowie, b. July 9, i860 ; m. January 20, 

1898, J. Reese Dudley. 

2 Samuei.^ Eu Bowie, b. December 11, 1861 ; Resides 

at Pine Apple, Alabama; m. September 26, 1892, 
Cathron Lucinda Rollins, who was born at Rich- 
mond, Dallas County, Alabama, March 14, 1861. 
Issue : 

1 Mary® Frances Bowie, b. August 14, 1893. 

2 Andrew" Watt Bowie, b. April 14, 1895 ; d. 

August 29, 1896. 

3 Rosa® IvEE Bowie, b. October 7, 1896. 

4 Anna® Boleny Bowie, b. October 12, 1898. 

3 Edmund^ Peake Bowie, b. June 6, 1871 ; m. March 

13, 1898, Snow. 

II James* Sheridan Bowie, Jr., b. July 27, 1831 ; d. 1856 at 

Brunswick, Missouri, while emigrating to Kansas with 
Buford's Company ; single. 

III Malachi* Bonham Bowie, b. June 6, 1833. Served in the 

Confederate Army. Married 1865, Teressa Brookes, and 
emigrated to Carlton, Hamilton County, Texas. 
Issue : 

1 Nathan* Brookes Bowie, b. 1866 ; m. ; a 

physician in Texas. 

2 MAtACHi* Bonham Bowie, Jr., b. 1867; m. ; 

lives in Texas. 

3 Julia* Bowie. 

IV MiivLiDGE* Langdon Bowie, b. April 9, 1836. Served in 

Confederate Army. Is tax collector of Lowndes 
County, Alabama. Lives at Fort Deposit, Alabama. 
Married January 9, 1867, Clemmes L. Safford, of Dallas, 
Alabama, who died April, 1898. 


Issue : 

1 Edward* WhiTTaker Bowie, b. January 6, 1874. 

2 Fannie* May Bowie, b. May i, 1877. 

3 Rai,ph* LanTrelIvO Bowie, b. September 8, 1880. 

4 Rosa* Dudley Bowie, b. February 10, 1887. 

V Sarah* Ewzabeth Bowie, b. July 10, 1838 ; m. Dr. John 

S. Peake, of Selma, Alabama. 
Issue : 

1 William* Peake, b. 1862. Physician of Benton, 


2 CoRiNNE* Peake. 

3 Minnie* Peake. 

VI Sophia* Smith Bowie, b. March 12, 1843 ; m. in 1866 

Thomas Riggs, of Dallas County, Alabama. 
Issue : 

1 Foster* Riggs, b. 1S67. A merchant of Pleasant Hill, 


2 Watt* Riggs. Practicing medicine in Wilson County, 


3 Bessie* Riggs, m. Wilson Allison. 

4 John* Riggs. 

5 Thomas* Riggs. 

VII Rosa* Elizabeth Bowie, b. October i, 1847 ; m. Novem- 

ber 3, 1870, to Joseph R. Dtidley. 
Issue : 

1 Milton* R. Dudley, b. September 24, 1871 ; married. 

2 Sallie* Bowie Dudley, b. April 7, 1874. 

3 Julia* Bonham Dudley, b. August 9, 1878. 

4 Richard* Hammond Dudley, b. October 5, 1880. 

5 Watt* Bowie Dudley, b. June 13, 1883. 

6 Joseph* Reese Dudley, b. November 11, 1887. 

7 Rosa* Dale Dudley, b. November 25, 1891. 

No. 10. 

James^ Sheridan Bowie, (Andrew^ Bowie. Maj. 
JoHN^ Bowie.) third son of Andrew Bowie and his wife, 
Rosey Anne (Watt) Bowie, was born October 14, 1804, 
at Charleston, South Carolina. Was associated with his 
brother, Langdon, and their uncle, William Bowie, in 
mercantile business at Abbeville and Hamburg. South 


Carolina. Withdrew from this firm and established a 
wholesale dry goods house in Charleston, South Carolina, 
with a branch house in New York. Hedied at Aiken, South 
Carolina, in i860. In 1834 he married Susan W. Coffin, 
daughter of Rev. Charles Coffin, and a sister of Langdon 
Bowie's wife. Dr. Coffin was president of the University 
at Knoxville, Tennessee, and it was while James S. Bowie 
was a student at the University he met Miss Coffin, Mrs. 
Bowie died in 1863. 

Issue : 

I Charles* Coffin Bowie, b. 1S35 ; d. in infancy. 

II Ei,izA* Ayer Bowie, b. August 14, 1836 ; single. Lives in 


III WiLWAM* Hector Bowie, b. 1838 ; d. 1847. 

IV Alexander* Bowie, b. May 9, 1841 ; m. Mrs. Addie Lloyd, 

a widow. Engaged in business in Boston, Massachu- 
setts ; d. 1878. No issue. 

V James* Andrew Bowie, b. April 13, 1846; m. 1871, Jane, 

daughter of Judge Thomas Thompson and his wife, 
Eliza (Allen) Thompson. 
Issue : 

1 Eliza^ Bowie, b. 1873. 

2 James^ Sheridan Bowie, b. 1875. 

3 Alexander^ Bowie, b. 1878. 

4 Jane" Bowie, b. 1881. They reside in Abbeville South 


Xo. 11. 

liangdon^ Bowie, (Andrew^ Bowie. Maj. John^ 
Bowie, emigrant.) fourth son of Andrew Bowie and his 
wife, Rosey Anne (Watl) Bowie, was born in South Caro- 
lina August 27, 1806. Was a student at Greenville Col- 
lege, Tennessee, of which Rev. Dr. Charles Coffin was 
president, and Samuel Houston and A. Baker two of 
the tutors. Read law under his uncle. Chancellor Alex- 
ander Bowie ; was admitted to the bar, and entered into 


partnership with his uncle at Abbeville. Later removed 
to Charleston, South Carolina, and, with his brother, 
Sheridan Bowie, became a wholesale dry goods merchant. 
He was twice married; first in 1828 to Elizabeth Ayer 
Coffin, daughter of the Rev. Charles Coffin. By this 
union there were three children. 

Mrs. Bowie died in 1835, and her widower in 1841 
married Jane Parke, who was born in 18 18, and was the 
daughter of James Parke, of Knoxville, Tennesse. She 
was also the sister of the wife of Charles H. Coffin, a 
brother of Langdon Bowie's first wife. Mr. Bowie died 
in Savannah, Georgia, July 27, 1870, and his widow May 
21, 1897. 
Issue by first wife : 

I Charles'* Coffin Bowie, d. in infancy. 

II Susan* Ann Bowie, d. in infancy. 

III Maj. John* Andrew Bowie, b. April 23, 1833. Served in 

the Confederate Army, and later settled in Atlanta, 
Georgia, where he was engaged in the insurance busi- 
ness. April 9, 1857, he married Lucy Jane, daughter of 
Joel and Isabella Smith. Died in Atlanta December 13, 
Issue : 

1 ISABELi^E^ Bowie, b. December 6, 1858 ; m. November 

3, 1881, Samuel Martin, of Atlanta, Georgia. 
Issue : 

1 John** Bowie Martin, b. August 8, 1883. 

2 Jui.iA« Martin, b. July 4, 1888 ; d. July 10, 1889. 

2 Euza'^ C. Bowie, b. February 23, i860; m. James- S. 

Akers, December 4, 1882. 
Issue : 

1 Lucy'' Bowie Akers, b. August 26, 1885. 

2 Isabei/I^e" Akers, b. April 30, 1888. 

3 Annie" Rosa Akers, b. July 20, 1893. 

3 Emma^ Aikin Bowie, b. October 12, 1861 ; m. Novem- 

ber 29, 1883, W. Gregory. 

4 ROSA^ Bowie, b. June 14, 1863 ; m. December 24, 

1885, C. L. Floyd. 

5 Jennie^ Bowie, b. March 14, 1866 ; m. September 18, 

1888, T. J. Barnard. 
The issue of Langdon Bowie and his second wife, Jane Park, was : 
I Langdon* Bowie, Jr., b. September 30, 1842; m. 1877, 
Harriet Wurtz. He resides at Rome, Georgia. 


Issue : 

1 William" Wurtz Bowie, b. 1879. 

2 Langdon^ Bowie, b. 1880. 

3 ° Bowie, b. 1886, a son. 

II Sophia* Park Bowie, b. February 19, 1844. 

III Rosa* Bowie, b. December 9, 1845 \ ni- Charles F. Kings- 


IV Eliza* Wardlaw Bowie, b. August 20, 1847 ; ni. 1872 W. 

M. Gammon. 
Issue : 

1 Adelaide^ Gammon, b. 1873 ; m. H. D. Cothran. 
Issue . 

I Adelaide** Cothran. 

2 Langdon^ Bowie Gammon, b. 1874. 

3 W.^ Melvin Gammon. 

4 Evelyn^ Gammon. 

5 Rosa" Gammon. 

6 LiLLiE* Gammon. 

7 ISABELLE^ Martin Gammon. 

V James* Parke Bowie, b. 1853 ; resides at Rome, Georgia ; 

m. 1880 Fannie Freeman. 
Issue : 

1 Frank^ Freeman Bowie, b. 1881. 

2 Jennie* Parke Bowie. 

3 Susie* Bowie. 

4 Adeline* Bowie. 

5^0. 12. 

£liza^ Bowie, (Andrew^ Bowie. Maj. John^ 
Bowie, emigrant.) only daughter of Andrew Bowie and 
his wife, Rosey Anne (Watt) Bowie, was born at Abbe- 
ville, South Carolina, June 3, 1808, four months after her 
father's death. Was educated at Dr. Johnson's school in 
Greenville, South Carolina, and at Dr. Mark's Female 
Seminary in Barnhamville, near Columbia, South Caro- 

On July 8, 1830, Rev. W. H. Barr, D. D., officiating, 
she married Robert Henry Wardlaw, who was born April 
28, 1807, in Abbeville. 


He was the son of James Wardlaw and his wife, Hannah 
Clark. Mr. Wardlaw engaged in mercantile business in 
his native town and was director of the local bank. He 
passed his entire life in Abbeville and enjoyed a high 
reputation for personal integrity and business capacity. 
After the death of his wife, August 9, 1883, he began the 
compilation of a history of the Bowies of his State, but 
did not complete it before his death, some three years 
after that of his wife. Both are buried at Abbeville. 
They had a large family ; ten sons lived to reach man- 
hood, and all but one served in the Confederate Army, 
the exception being James Alfred, who was prevented by 
physical disabilities. Three of the brothers lost their 
lives for " the cause." 

Issue of Eliza and Robert H. Wardlaw : 

I Andrew* Bowie Wardlaw, b. November 5, 1831 ; m. ist 

Sarah E. Thompson, of Abbeville, by whom he had nine 
children ; 2d Nannie White, of the same town. 
Issue by first wife : 

1 Prof. Patterson'' Wardlaw, of the University of 

South Carolina. 

2 Charlotte^ Eliza Wardlaw. 

3 Mary" Josephine Wardlaw. 

4 Sarah^ Thompson Wardlaw. 

5 Frank^ Harper Wardlaw. 

6 Andrew^ Bowie Wardlaw. 

7 Marnie^ Patterson Wardlaw. 

8 RosEY^ Roberts Wardlaw. 

9 James^ Thompson Wardlaw. 

II James* Alfred Wardlaw, b. July 27, 1833 ; m. December 

29, 1855, Eliza L. Livingston ; d. in Confederate Army. 
His widow married John L3'on. 
Issue : ' 

1 Clara^ Amanda Wardlaw, d. young. 

2 Eliza* Wardlaw, b. February, i860; m. Xucian 


III Rosa* Wardlaw, b. December i, 1834; d. September 9, 


IV Samuel* Watt Wardlaw, b. February 5, 1836; m. Char- 

lotte Kilgore. 
Issue : 

I AlleThia^ Wardlaw, m. Jackson. 


2 Hai,.^ WardIvAW. 

3 Jessie^ Wardi^aw. 

4 Charlotte* Wardlaw. 

5 Watt* Wardlaw. 

6 Sallie* Wardlaw. 

V William* Clark Wardlaw, b. September 3, 1837. 

VI John* Langdon Wardlaw, b. 1838 ; d. of yellow fever. 

VII Robert* Henry Wardlaw, b. November 6, 1840 ; died 

from wounds. 

VIII Francis* Harper Wardlaw, b. January 25, 1842 ; d. in 

the army. 

IX Lewis* Alfred Wardlaw, b. January 4, 1844. Sergeant 

Confederate States Army. Shot at the battle of Chan- 
cellorsville with the flag of Orr's Rifles in his hands. 

X David* Alexander Wardlaw, b. September 30, 1846 ; d. 

1878, of yellow fever at Memphis, Tennessee. 

XI Thomas* Perrin Wardlaw, b. July 20, 1847 ; single ; lives 

at Augusta. 

XII Charles* Coffin Wardlaw, b. November 3, 1848. 

XIII Joseph* Walter Wardlaw, b. February 14, 1852 ; d. 1853. 

No. 13. 

liUther^ Alfred Bowie, (Samuel^ Bowie. Maj. 
JOHN^ Bowie, emigrant.) the eldest son of Samuel Bowie 
and his wife, Allethia (Adair) Bowie, was born at Abbe- 
ville, South Carolina, July 14, 18 18. After attaining 
his majority he removed with his brothers to Mississippi, 
and engaged in cotton-planting near Edinboro'. October 
15, 1846, he was married to Mahala F. Allen, by whom 
he had two children, and died January 8, 185 1, His 
widow later became the wife of Dr. G. L. Perry, of 
Edinboro', Mississippi, where they resided in 1897. 

Issue of L. A. Bowie : 

I Margaret* Allethia Bowie, b. April 4, 1848 ; m. Allen H. 
Moss, of Leake County, and died in 1890. 
Issue : 

1 Alfred^ Moss, m. Florence Williams. 

2 Myrtle^ Moss. 


3 Eui.A^ Moss, tn. James Johnson, of Leake County, 


4 AI.I.EN" Moss. 

II Samuei,* Alexander Bowie, b. March 6, 1850. Removed 
to Texas. By the accidental discharge of his gun he 
lost his right arm. July 7, 1897, married Mary Tucker, 
of Quitman, Texas. 

]Vo. 14. 

Pinekiiey"^ Geddes Bowie, (Samuel^ Bowie. 
Maj. John^ Bowie, emigrant.) the second son of Samuel 
Bowie and his wife, Allethia (Adair) Bowie, was born near 
Abbeville, South Carolina, March 27, 1820, and removed 
with his two brothers to Mississippi, where they engaged 
in cotton-planting. September i, 1842, he married 
Elizabeth Burnett, by whom he had eight children. He 
entered the Confederate Army at the beginning of the 
Civil War, but after little more than a year's service, ill- 
health forced him to apply for his discharge, and he 
returned to his plantation, where he died November 29, 
187 1, of consumption. His wife died in 1873. Both are 
buried near their home in Leake County, Mississippi. 

Issue : 

I Mary* E. Bowie, b. March 9, 1844 ; d. December 8, 1856. 

II Emiune* E.Bowie, b. April 6, 1846; d. November 11, 


III WitvLiAM* Samuel Bowie, b. February 17, 1847. Removed 

to Texas and settled near Riley Springs, where he 
engaged in cotton-planting. September 22, 1870, he 
married Sibbie J. Stribling, who died October^, 1880. 
Issue : 

1 PiNCKNEv^ Edwin Bowie, b. January 31, 1873; m. 

March 26, 1893, to Mattie Lee Shelton. 
Issue : 

1 Ola® Lee Bowie, b. July 22, 1894. 

2 Daniel" Edwin Bowie, b. November 22, 1895. 

2 Mary^ Elizabeth Bowie, b. October 15, 1874. 


3 Frankie* Lucinda Bowie, b. October i, 1876; 

m. December 25, 1892, to John Seaborne Kirk- 
patrick . 
Issue : 

I William*^ Tii,den KirkpaTrick, b. January 3, 

4 John* Beckham Bowie, b. January 29, 1879. 

IV Luther* George Bowie, b. September 25, 1851 ; d. Feb- 

ruary 8, 1857. 

V Rose* Allethia Adair Bowie, b. May 4, 1855 ; m. Decem- 

ber 23, 1875, to Levi Brooks Hooper, a brother of the 
editor of the Montgomery Times. She died July 13, 1888, 
having had eight children. Her husband on November 
7, 1889, married Miriam Hill, by whom he had three 
Issue by first wife, Rosa A. A. Bowie : 

1 Elizabeth* B. Hooper, b. October i, 1876. 

2 Lillian* L. Hooper, b. February 23, 1878. 

3 Walter* Bowie Hooper, b. November 7, 1879. 

4 Emma* G. Hooper, b. October 26, 1881. 

5 LuciAN* M. Hooper, b. September 4, 1883 ; d. Sep- 

tember 30, 1887. 

6 John* Word Hooper, b. September 25, 18S5. 

7 Rosa* A. Hooper, b. July 10, 1888 ; d. August 28, 


8 Allethia* Rosa Hooper, b. July 10, 1888 ; d. Septem- 

ber 5, 1888. 
Issue of Levi B. Hooper by his second wife : 

1 Hickman* H. Hooper, b. September 9, 1890. 

2 Louise* B. Hooper, b. August 21, 1893. 

3 Murry* R. Hooper, b. October i, 1895. 

VI James* Andrew Bowie, b. May i, 1858 ; d. September 6, 


VII Margaret* Adelia Bowie, b. October 9, 1861 ; d. Decem- 

ber 26, 1862. 
. VIII Frank* Pinckney Bowie, b. October 9, 1865 ; m. January 
28, 1886, to Catherine Moore, and settled near Carthage, 
Mississippi. November 10, 1894, the governor appointed 
him clerk of the court of Leake County to fill an exist- 
ing vacancy, and in November, 1895, he was elected by 
the Democratic party in his county to succeed himself 
as clerk for the ensuing four years. 
Issue : 

1 Lena* Pearl Bowie, b. November 28, 1886. 

2 James* Andrew Bowie, b. January 18, 1888. 

3 Roger* Mills Bowie, b. April 11, 1890. 

4 Bertha* May Bowie, b. April i, 1892. 


5 Wili.iam'* Pinckney Bowie, b. June 29, 1894. 

6 Mary^ Ewzabeth Bowie, b. September 18, 1896. 

No. 15. 

Mary^ Jane Bowie, (Chancellor Alexander'^ 
Bowie. Maj. John^ Bowie, emigrant.) the second child 
of Chancellor Alexander Bowie and his wife, Susan Bar- 
nett (Jack) Bowie, was born at Abbeville, South Carolina, 
October 27, 18 16, Removed with her parents to Talla- 
dega, Alabama, and on July 18, 1837, married Dr. James 
CroU Knox, of that town, and became the mother of ten 
children. She died June 8, 1857. Her husband was 
born March 12, 1812, and married again April 14, 1858; 
his second wife being Mary Elizabeth Barnett, who was 
born March 25, 1825. By this union there were four 
children. Dr. Knox's second wife died April 29, 1870, 
and in October, 1872, Margaret Elizabeth Johnston be- 
came his third wife. 

His death occurred March 27, 1877, and that of his 
widow on May 15, 1894. 

Issue of Dr. James C. Knox and his first wife, Mary Jane (Bowie) 
Knox : 

I Ai^Exander* Bowie Knox, b. June 15, 1838. Served as 

major of the 42d Alabama Regiment, Confederate Army ; 
mortally wounded at the battle of Corinth, and died 
January 29, 1863. 

II Samuei,* Luckie Knox, b. March 21, 1840. Brigadier- 

general Confederate Army. Killed in the battle of 
Franklin, Tennessee, December 21, 1864. 

III Laura* Cynthia Knox, b. April 9, 1842 ; m. James 

Issue : 

1 Samuel^ Gh,IvISpie. 

2 Mamie^ Gili^ispie. 

3 Julius* Gii^wspie. 

4 AwcE* Gillispie. 


5 James* Gii,r,ispiE. 

6 Rosa* Gili^ispie. 

7 Hendrick* Giluspie. 

8 Fannie* Gili^ispie. 

\V Mary* Ann Knox, b. July 29, 1S43 ; m. John McDaniel. 
Issue : 

1 Bei,le* McDaniel. 

2 LiLAH* McDaniel. 

3 Henry* McDaniel. 

4 John* McDaniel, Jr. 

5 Louis* McDaniel. 

V Rosa* Jane Knox, b. July 13, 1845 ; m. Louis Brown. No 


VI James* Croll Knox, Jr., b. September 11, 1847 ; single. 

VII Susan* Jack Knox, b. June ir, 1849 I d. May 20, 1855. 

VIII Andrew* William Knox, b. March 29, 1851 ; m. January 

]6, 1879, his cousin, Mary Belle Wardsworth, whose 
mother, Rosa Bowie, was a daughter of Gen. John Bowie. 
(See No. 8.) Mr. Knox died October 22, 1892, leaving 
two children. His widow on March 20, 1894, married 
James Franklin Rogers, of Covington, Georgia. No 
issue by him. 
Knox issue : 

1 Rosa* Belle Knox, b. December 16, 1879. 

2 James* Croll Knox, b. August 3, 1883. 

IX JABEZ* Madison Knox, b. May 29, 1853 ; d. August 1888 ; 


X John* Barnett Knox, b. February 16, 1857 ; m. Carrie E. 

McClure, and resides in Anniston, Alabama. He is one 
of the leading lawyers of his State ; is the senior mem- 
ber of the law firm of Knox, Bowie & Dixon, and enjoys 
a very large and lucrative practice both at Anniston and 
Talladega. His first cousin, Sydney J. Bowie, is his 
partner, and represents the firm at Talladega. Mr. Knox 
has been a member of the State Executive Committee 
of the Democratic party since 1882, and, in point of 
service, is the oldest member on the committee of which 
he is now the chairman. He takes a decided interest in 
politics, and renders valuable service to his party mak- 
ing public speeches, etc., and though for the last ten 
years urged to accept office, has refused to do so. Since 
the formation of the Fourth Congressional District, in 
1890, he has been unanimously urged to accept the 
nomination for Congress, but has invariably declined 
the honor. 
Issue : 
I Carrie* McClure Knox. 
ayMARY* LylE Knox, d. September 16, 1898. 


Issue of Dr. James Croll Knox and his second wife, Mary Elizabeth 
(Barnett) Knox (a first cousin of his first wife) : 

I Anna* Margaret Knox, b. March 4, 1859 ; m- Dr. Patillo 

Issue : 

1 Mary^ Simpson. 

2 LuciA^ Simpson. 

3 Knox^ Simpson. 

4 Annie^ Simpson. 

II LiLUS* Belle Knox, b. August 21, i860; m. A. C. Cock- 

rell, Jr. 
Issue : 

1 SUSAN^ Cockrell. 


3 Nathan^ Cockrell. 

They reside in Jacksonville, Florida. 

III Lucia* Barnett Knox, b. November 7, 1861 ; d. May 12, 


IV Zannie* Bowie Knox, b. May 27, 1864 ; m. Dr. William F. 

Thetford. They reside at Talladega, Alabama. 

IVo. 16. 

€apt. Andrew^ William Bowie, (Chancellor 
Alexander^ Bowie. Maj. John^ Bowie.) fifth child of 
Chancellor Alexander Bowie and his wife, Susan Barnett 
(Jack) Bowie was born February 5, 1822, at Abbeville, 
South Carolina, and removed with his parents to Talla- 
dega, Alabama, when quite young. He was a student at 
the University of South Carolina, where he graduated in 
1842. Was admitted to the practice of law at Talladega, 
where he pursued his profession for many years. Served 
as a volunteer in the army during the Mexican War, and 
participated in the battles of Monterey, and other noted 
engagements. At the commencement of the Civil War 
he raised the first military organization in East Alabama, 
namely. Company A, Eighth Alabama Cavalry ; was com- 
missioned its captain and led the advance of Gen. Leoni- 
das Polk's army into Kentucky, and held the bridges for 


the troops to pass over. Six months later he was again 
selected by General Polk to recover his retreat to Union 
City, Tennessee. Although he had passed the age for 
military service, he raised two other companies and served 
through the entire four years of the war ; his final cam- 
paign being under the great cavalry leader. Gen. N. B, 
Forest, at Selma, Alabama. He then returned to Talla- 
dega and resumed his practice of law until 1875, when 
he retired to private life, and devoted himself to farming 
and other interests. In 1849 Captain Bowie married 
Nancy M. Bowden, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Welsh) 
Bowden, of Montevallo, Alabama. 

Her brother, the Hon. Franklin Welsh Bowden was 
three times elected to Congress, and died at the early age 
of thirty-nine. He is described as one of the most elo- 
quent speakers in the State of Alabama. It is related 
that on one occasion an English earl heard him deliver- 
ing a speech before Congress, and declared that though 
he had listened to most of the great orators of Europe and 
America, he had never before heard such eloquence. 
Bowden College, Georgia, is named in his honor. Mrs. 
Bowie was born in 1829, ^"^ ^lot only was noted for her 
devotion as a wife and mother, but for her executive 
ability ; for to her sagacious management her husband owed 
much of his financial success. She died July 31, 1874. 

Issue ; 

I SamueIv* Jack Bowie, b. June 28, 1850 ; d. November, 

1881; single. 

II Franki^in* Bowden Bowie, b. April 9, 1852 ; single. Is a 

hardware merchant in Talladega. 

III Sue* Eva Bowie, b. April 3, 1854 ; m. January 20, 1892, R. 

D. Orr, of Lineville, Alabama. He died November 22, 
Issue : 

I Sydney^ Carson Orr, b. November, 1892. 

IV Fannie* Louis Bowie, b. April 4, 1856 ; m. June 16, 1888, 

W. R. Golden. 
Issue : 

I WiIvIvIAM* Sydney Goi^den, b. February 24, 1889. 


2 Nannie^ Bowie Golden, b. March i8, 1S90. 

3 Jerome' Lawrence Golden, b. August 20, 1892. 

4 CCRRY^ Franklin Golden, b. January 4, 1894. 

V Alexander* Yancey Bowie, b. November 2, 1S58 ; single. 

VI Andrew* William Bowie, Jr., b. July 22, i860; d. April 

9, 1881 ; single. 

VII Jabez* Curry Bowie, b. July 22, 1S63 ; single. Cashier 

First National Bank, Talladega ; treasurer of the B. & A. 
R. R., as well as of the city of Talladega, and secretary 
and treasurer of the Light and Waterworks Company. 

VIII Sydney* Johnston Bowie, b. July 26, 1865. Graduated in 

law, and is a member of the legal firm of Knox, Bowie 
& Dixon. Is a director of the Talladega Bank, and 
Cotton Factory-, as well as president of the Land Com- 
pany. He is an eloquent speaker, and a popular young 
lawyer, as is attested by the local press of his State. 
April 29, 1891, he married Annie Foster Etheridge, and 
Issue : 

1 Lizzie^ Sue Bowie, b. February 2, 1892. 

2 Alice' Toole Bowie, b. July 8, 1896. 

IX Leroy* Wiley Bowie, b. July 2, 1S68. Enlisted in Com- 

pany M, ist Alabama Volunteers, June, 1898, comprising 
a part of the 7th Army Corps, under Gen. Fitz. Lee. 

Xo. 17. 

Margaret^ Rose Bowie, (Chancellor Alexan- 
der^ Bowie. Maj. John^ Bowie.) seventh child of 
Chancellor Alexander Bowie and his wife, Susan Barnett 
(Jack) Bowie, was born in Abbeville, South Carolina, 
September 10, 1825, and removed with her parents to 
Talladega, Alabama, where on December 21, 1843, she 
married William W. Knox, an attorney at law, who was 
born July 7, 1819, and was a member of the same family 
as her sister's husband. Dr. J. C. Knox. Mr. Knox died 
March 18, 1892, having had 

Issue : 

I Susan* Bowie Knox, b. October 11, 1844. 


II Louisa* A. Knox, b. July 7, 1846; m. B. F. Borden. 

Issue : 

1 Richard^ Borden, b. 1870. 

2 Margaret^ R. Borden, b. September 5, 1872 ; m. 

April 27, 1898, George P. Ide, of Vermont, who is at 
present cashier of the Tredger National Bank, of 
Jacksonville, Alabama, where he resides. 

3 Annie* L. Borden, b. August 25, 1873; "i- October 

20, 1897, Shepherd A. McGee, and has 
Issue : 

I Borden^ McGee. 

III Marie* Jane Knox, b. November 30, 1850; m. October 17, 

1877, to R. A. McWhorter ; d. June i6, 1886. 

1 J.5 L. Lamar McWhorter, b. August 20, 1878 ; d. 


2 Essie* Myrtle McWhorter, b. May 8, 1880. 

3 Hovi^ARD* F. McWhorter, b. September 4, 1881. 

IV James* A. C. Knox, b. September 20, 1852 ; d. July, 1872. 

V Adelia* R. Knox, b. September 15, 1855 ; died. 

VI William* W. Knox, Jr., b. September 15, 1856. 

VII Thomas* J. Knox, b. June 19, 1859. 

VIII Lamar* Knox, b. August 2, 1861 ; d. July 29, 1883. 

IX BURNETTE* Knox, b. August 25, 1863 ; died. 

X HaTTIE* J. Knox, b. October 29, 1865 ; d. April 4, 1882. 

No. 18. 

John^ Middleton Bowie, (Gen. John^ Bowie. 
Andrew^ Bowie. Maj. John^ Bowie.) youngest child of 
Gen. John Bowie and his wife, Jane Eliza (Hamilton) 
Bowie, was born at Dayton, Marengo County, Alabama, 
March 24, 1846. He was only three weeks old when his 
father died. 

In May, 1849, his mother removed with her children 
to Decatur, Georgia. They resided there until 1857, 
when Mrs. Bowie went with her younger children to 
live with her son-in-law, John C. GriflSs, at Marietta, 

John M, Bowie then attended school at Marietta, and 


was a member of a boys' military company, of which he 
was sergeant when the Civil War began. In March, 1863, 
when but seventeen years of age, he enlisted in Company 
L, " Phillips Legion," an infantry battalion, and was de- 
tailed for duty with his brother-in-law, Maj. J. C. Griffis, 
who was on General WafFord's staff. He served through 
the campaigns of 1863 and 1864 in the valley of Virginia, 
and participated in the battles of Chancellorsville and 
Gettysburg. At the time of the surrender he was with 
General Wafford in Atlanta. Was paroled, and joined 
his family, which had refuged to Webster County, and 
found employment in a hardware business at Americus, 
Georgia. On account of ill-health he removed to Rome, 
Georgia, where he resided for twenty years, being en- 
gaged in hardware business, and in 1878 formed a part- 
nership with S. G. Hardy. In 1886 he removed to 
Dadeville, Alabama, and in 1895 to Anniston, Alabama, 
continuing the hardware business at each place. 

Mr. Bowie has been twice married; first, in 1872 at 
Rome, Georgia, to Clara Belle Mills, by whom he had 
three children. Mrs. Bowie died November 6, 1879, and 
Mr. Bowie on June i, 1887, married, at Oxford, Alabama, 
Mary Elizabeth MacAuley, of Uniontown, Alabama. 

I Myrtle^ Mitts Bowie, b. February, 1874 ; d. 1878. 

II CtARA^ BELt Bowie, b. November 4, 1875. 

III Lieut. Hamilton^ Bowie, b. June 26, 1877, at Rome, 

Georgia. He entered school at Oxford, Alabama, in 
1886, and was a student until 1894, when he obtained a 
position with the Anniston Cordage Company, and now 
stands next to the management. He is a member of the 
Presbyterian Church and active in Sunday school work 
and missions. In 1893 he joined the Alexander City 
Rifles, a detatchment of the National Guards, and in 
1894 was transferred to the " Woodsback " Guards, and 
with his command has several times been sent to quell 
riots in the coal regions. In April, 1898, upon war being 
declared against Spain, he was elected second lieutenant 
of Company D, ist Regiment, Alabama Volunteers, and 


spent his twenty-first birthday in camp at Miami, 
Florida. ' 

The issue of John M. Bowie by his second wife is- 

I JOHNj MacAuley Bowie, b. June 2, 1889, at Oxford. 

li RosA^ Brown Bowie, b. March i, 1892 

III ROBERT^^ Gordon Bowie, b. October 25, 1893, at Dadeville 

Alabama. ' 

IV Margaret^ Baizes Bowie, b. January 12, 1898, at Anniston 

Alabama. ' 


Xo. 1. 

Ralph^ Bowie, a native of Scotland, was born about 
1750. An entry in one of the ancient registers preserved 
in Edinburgh shows that a certain Ralph Bowie, on June 
7, 1702, had his son William baptized. 

It is probable that the subject of this sketch was a 
grandson of the Ralph mentioned in 1702, and further, 
that he was closely related to the Bowies who settled on 
the River Spey, in the County of Banf, early in the 
Seventeenth Century, for, like this last-named family, he 
was connected with the fortunes of the Duke of Gordon, 
who in 1780 was imprisoned in London Tower and in- 
dicted for complicity in the London Riots of that era. 

Their friendship for Lord George Gordon brought the 
Bowies of Banf into trouble with the Government. Wil- 
liam Bowie, of Banf, born in 1754, a probable brother of 
Ralph Bowie, was nearly ruined in a law suit with the 
Earl of Kyfe, and sold his lands to the Duke of Gordon. 

Ralph Bowie, who was educated for the law, and 
was an intimate associate of Lord Gordon, was, with his 
friend David Grant, arrested in 1780 by the Sheriff of 
Edinburgh and searched for letters which it was supposed 
he had received from the Duke. Bowie positively re- 
fused to divulge where the papers were secreted, claiming 
that though he had carried on a correspondence with 


Lord Gordon, it was of a private and personal nature, 
such only as two friends might conduct, and contained 
nothing of a treasonable character. The officers of the 
law succeeded better with David Grant, and intimidated 
him into telling where they could find the papers. This 
resulted in the imprisonment of Ralph Bowie for a short 
time, and brought forth from him a letter, or card, to the 
public, which was published in the London Coiirant and 
Westminster Chi^om'de^ dated October 7, 1780. The 
article was a long one, in which the author boldly af- 
firmed his friendship for Lord Gordon, but claimed there 
had been no treasonable communications between them ; 
severely censured the authorities for his illegal arrest, and 
referred in a caustic manner to David Grant's weakness 
in surrendering letters entrusted to him by a friend for 
safe-keeping. He signed himself " Ralph Bowie, vSecre- 
tary for the Committee of Correspondence for the Protes- 
tant Interests." 

The entire article bore the stamp of a man of deter- 
mined character and fearless disposition. It is thought 
that the treatment he received at the hands of the authori- 
ties so digusted him he decided to leave Scotland, and 
as soon as he regained his liberty, embarked with his 
wife and two children for America. He arrived in Phila- 
delphia early in 1781, and from there went to York, 
Pennsylvania, where he settled and began the practice of 
his profession — law. In 1785 he was awarded a "di- 
ploma," which permitted him to practice before the Su- 
preme Court of the State. This document is still in the 
possession of his descendants. 

The name of his wife who accompanied him from 
Scotland is unknown, and she died a few years after his 
arrival in York. About 1802 he married again ; his 
second wife being Mary Deborah David, of Philadelphia, 
a descendant of an old Huguenot family which emigrated 
to America after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. 
By this marriage there were three children. His death 


occurred about 1810, and he was buried at York. His 
widow then returned to Philadelphia, and for a number 
of years resided with her sister, Mrs. Thomas Latimer. 
Her children were reared and educated in that city. 

Ralph Bowie's issue by his first wife : 

I Anna'^ Andrew Bowie, d. young. 

II JOHN^ Bowie, d. young ; unmarried. 

Ralph Bowie's issue by his second wife, Mary (David) Bowie : 

I Catherine^ Bowie, d. in childhood. 

II Susannah'^ Latimer Bowie, d. 1850, at York, Pennsylvania ; 

2 III Thomas^ Latimer Bowie, b. 1809 ; m. 1836 ; d. 1838. 

Xo. 2. 

Thomas^ liatimer Bowie, (Ralph^ Bowie, emi- 
grant.) only son of Ralph Bowie and his second wife, 
Mary Deborah (David) Bowie, was born at York, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1809, and named for his uncle-in-law. At the 
death of his father he removed to Philadelphia with his 
mother ; studied law, and graduated at the University of 
Pennsylvania. Was admitted to the bar, and practiced 
law until his death in 1838, when twenty-nine years 
of age. 

In 1836 he married Catherine H. Ashhurst, who was 
born in 1814 ; a daughter of Richard Ashhurst, who for 
fifty years was a leading merchant of Philadelphia, though 
born in England. Mrs. Bowie, now at the age of eighty- 
four, lives in Philadelphia with her grandson, and enjoys 
a vigorous old age. 

Issue of Thomas L. Bowie and his wife, Catherine : 

3 I Richard^ Ashhurst Bowie, b. 1837; m. 1862; d. 1887. 

Xo. 3. 

Richard^ Ashlinrist Bowie, (Thomas^ L. Bowie. 
Ralph^ Bowie.) only son of Thomas Latimer Bowie and 
his wife, Catherine H. (Ashhurst) Bowie, was born in 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1837. Graduated at the 
University of Pennsylvania and was admitted to the 
practice of law in Philadelphia. A hard student, and de- 
voted to the classics and numismatics, he gathered 
around him a large and select library, and was noted for 
his scholarly attainments. 

In 1862 he married Louisa, youngest daughter of 
United States Senator Richard Henry Bayard, of Dela- 
ware, and his wife, Sophia Carroll. The Bayard family 
has for generations been conspicuous in American history. 
Nicholas Bayard, the first ancestor who came to America, 
was the son of an Amsterdam merchant, though of 
French Huguenot extraction, and a nephew of Governor 
Stuy vesant. He was secretary of the Province of New 
York in 1672, and Mayor of New York in 1685. His 
grandson, John Bayard, was a member of the Provincial 
Council in 1774, colonel of the Second Continental Regi- 
ment 1775, speaker of the Assembly at Philadelphia in 
1777, and member of the Continental Congress in 1785. 
His son, James Ashton Bayard, married the daughter of 
Governor, and United States Senator, Bassett, of Dela- 
ware, settled in Wilmington and was elected United 
States Senator in 1804 ; declined the mission to France, 
as well as the one to Russia, and was one of the United 
States Commissioners who negotiated the treaty of Ghent 
in 1814. Two of his sons were United States Senators 
from Delaware, James Ashton Bayard, Jr. (father of the 
late United States Senator and Ambassador to England, 
Thomas F. Bayard), and Richard Henry Bayard, who was 
the first of the two brothers to enter the Senate. The 
latter was elected in 1836, and again in 1841 ; was also 
Minister to Belgium, and died in Philadelphia in 1868. 


His wife, Sophia Carroll, was the daughter of Charles 
Carroll and his wife, Harriet Chew, and granddaughter of 
Charles Carroll, of " Carrollton," the celebrated Maryland 
patriot, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and 
United States Senator. He was the son of Charles Car- 
roll, Jr., and Elizabeth Brooke, a daughter of Clement 
Brooke, of Prince George's County, Maryland, and Jane 
Sewell. Clement Brooke was the son of Major Thomas 
Brooke, of " Brookefield," Prince George's County, Mary- 
land, and his wife, Eleanor Hatton. He died in 1776, 
and was the son of Hon. Robert Brooke and his first wife, 
Mary Baker. Robert Brooke was the emigrant ancestor 
of the distinguished Maryland family bearing his name, 
and one of the Deputy Governors of the Province in 1655. 
Richard Ashhurst Bowie died in Philadelphia in 1883, 
and his wife in 1887. 
Issue ; 

4 I Richard* Henry Bayard Bowie, b. 1868; 111. 1890, Amy 

No. 4. 

Richard^ Henry Bayard Bowie, (Richard^ 
Ashhurst Bowie. Thomas^ L. Bowie. Ralph^ 
Bowie, emigrant.) only child of Richard Ashhurst Bowie 
and his wife, Louisa (Bayard) Bowie, was born at Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, in 1868. Studied law, and gradu- 
ated at the University of Pennsylvania, as had also his 
father and grandfather. He is the fourth of his family 
who, in direct descent, have been members of the Penn- 
sylvania bar. In 1890 he married Amy Potter, daughter 
of William H. and Kate Potter, of New York. 
They have issue : 

I Louisa* Bayard Bowie. 

II CATHERINE" Ashhurst Bowie. 


William^ Boivie, mentioned in the proceeding sketch 
of Ralph Bowie as a possible brother, was born in For- 
chabers, in Banf, Scotland, in 1754. He was prob- 
ably a brother of Ralph Bowie who settled in Pennsyl- 
vania, as there is a tradition in his family that one of his 
brothers went to London, and from there emigrated to 
America. He was doubtless a grandson of that Ralph 
Bowie who is recorded as having a son named William, 
baptized in 1702. He engaged in a law suit with the 
Earl of Kyfe, which caused him heavy loss and the sale 
of his lands in Banf to the Earl of Gordon. In 1777 he 
married Margaret Shepard, and died November 2, 1791, 
and is buried in " Bellie Burying Ground," at Forchabers. 
His wife was born in 1748, and died August 5, 1813. 
Issue : 

I Ai^exandER'^ Bowie, b. 1778 ; m. Mary Stronach. 

II Margaret^ Bowie. 

Alexander^ Bowie, son of William and Margaret 
(Shepard) Bowie, was born in Banf in 1777, and mar- 
ried Mary Stronach, who was born in 1787. He died 
February 5, 1847, and his widow November 14, 1859. 
Both are buried at Bellie Burying Ground. 
Issue : 

I Wii.i.iam'^ Bowie. 

II Margaret^ Bowie. 

III Ai^EXANDER^ Bowie, b. 181 1 ; d. 1842. 

IV Mary^ Bowie. 

V Adam^ Bowie. 

VI George^ Bowie. 

William^ Bowie, (?) son of Alexander Bowie, mar- 
ried and removed to London, where he died. He left 
several sons, two are now living in London ; a third is 

Capt. George* Bowie, who was born in Banf in 
1848; educated in Scotland, and when twenty-one came 


to America witli the intention of making a short visit. 
Liking the country so much he decided to remain, and 
located in Texas. He there became a member of the 
Texas Rangers, and in that manner received his title of 
" Captain." He became associated with William Arm- 
strong, and invested in a cattle ranch. Later he married 
Mr. Armstrong's daughter, and then entered the lumber 
business with William Cameron, the wealthiest lumjDer 
dealer in the Southwest. 

They established large mills for working red cypress at 
"White Castle," Louisiana, where Mr. Bowie removed 
his family. He was made vice-president of the firm, 
mayor of the town, president of the White Castle Bank, 
and also of the local railroad. Recently a town on this 
road has been laid out and incorporated under the name 
of "Bowie," which was given it in honor of the Captain, 
who is looked upon as one of the foremost business men 
of the South. He is also president of the Western Lum- 
berman's Association. He has two sons and two daughters. 
The eldest is 

I Wii,i,iAM* A. Bowie, b. 1876. 



More or licss Completed l§iketches 


Families Weil-Known in l§»outhern Maryland. 


This is an old and illustrious family, tracing its lineage 
back for ages among the highest nobility of England. 
Lord Brooke, the present head of the English house, is 
reputed to be a man of many accomplishments, and his 
wife the handsomest woman in the Empire. In America 
the name has been borne by men of prominence in every 
generation for nearly three centuries. In the latter 
country the family is descended from 

Richard Brooke, who was born about 1540 at 
White Church, Hampshire, England. He was a wealthy 
banker, and married Elizabeth Twyne, of White Church, 
who was the heiress of her brother, John Twyne. Rich- 
ard Brooke executed a will in 1593, which was proven in 

Among his issue were : 

I Richard Brooke, Jr. 

II Robert Brooke, merchant of London ; m. Marie, daughter 

of Giles Duncombs. 

III Thomas Brooke, b. 1567 ; m. Susan Foster. (See Sketch.) 

Thomais Brooke, third son of Richard Brooke, of 
White Church, and his wife, Elizabeth Twyne, was born 
at White Church about 1567. Mamed, about 1590, 
Susan Foster, daughter of Sir Thomas Foster, judge of 
the Court of Common Pleas, and niece of Robert Foster, 
chief judge of the King's Bench. 

352 BROOKE. 

The Fosters were a branch of the ancient family of 
Etherstone, in the County of Durham ; grandsons of 
Alexander Comyn, Earl of Bucan, who was descended 
from Roger de Quincy, Earl of Winchester, Magna 
Charta Baron, and from David I, King of Scotland. 
King David's father was Malcom III, who married Mar- 
garet, daughter of Edward " the outlaw," son of Edmund 
"Iron-Sides," Saxon King of England. King David's 
grandfather, Duncan I, was murdered by Macbeth, and 
the royal line goes back, without a break, to Fergus II, 
King of Scotland in A. D. 404. • The Hon. Thomas 
Brooke served in Parliament from 1604 to 161 1, and died 
May 18, 1 61 2. He had 
Issue : 

I Thomas Brooke, of White Church, b. 1593 ; entertained 

King Charles I in 1644. 

II Richard Brooke. 

1 III Robert Brooke, b. 1602 ; emigrated to America ; twice 

No. 1, 

Robert^ Brooke, third son of Hon. Thomas Brooke, 
member of Parliament, etc., and his wife, Susan (Foster) 
Brooke, was born at Battle, Sussex County, England, 
June 3, 1602. Was educated for the ministry ; graduated 
at Oxford, and was admitted to " orders," but whether he 
was ever the incumbent of a parish is not shown. Feb- 
ruary 25, 1627, he married Mary, only daughter of Thomas 
Baker, of Battle, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Sir 
Thomas Engham, Knight, of Goodelstone, in Kent. 
Robert Brooke had four children by this union, and his 
wife died in 1634. The following year, May 11, 1635, 
he married Mary, second daughter of Roger Mainwaring, 
Doctor of Divinity, Dean of Worcester, and in 1636 

BROOKE. 353 

Bishop of St. David's. Roger Mainwaring was heavily 
fined by Parliament for his advocacy of the doctrine of 
Divine right of kings. He died in 1653. I'he Mainw^ar- 
ings were of an ancient and noble family, allied by mar- 
riage with the family of Hugh Cyvelock, Earl of Chester. 
Owing to family prestige and personal worth, Robert 
Brooke commanded much influence, and in 1649 his per- 
sonal friend, Cecelius, Lord Baltimore, Proprietor of Mary- 
land, bestowed upon him large grants of land in the new 
Province ; created him " commander " of Charles County 
(erected for his management), and gave him a seat in the 
Privy Council. In 1650 Robert Brooke embarked for 
Maryland with his wife, ten children, and forty servants. 
Arrived June 29, 1650. He established his " seat " or resi- 
dence about twenty miles up the Patuxent River, on the 
west bank of that stream. He named this place " Dela 
Brooke Manor." In 1652, during the ascendancy of the 
Puritans, he was appointed one of the five commissioners 
for the government of the colony, and on March 29 of 
that year was made president of this body, which ofiice 
was analogous to that of Lieutenant-General, or Governor 
of the Province. His sons each received separate grants 
of land in the various counties of Maryland. He removed 
later to " Brooke Place," opposite " Dela Brooke Manor," 
and died there July 20, 1663. His wife died on Novem- 
ber 29, of the same year. Both are buried at " Brooke 

Issue : 

I Baker- Brooke, b. November 16, 1628, at Battle, England ; 
was Surveyor of the Province ; d. about 1672 ; m. Anne, 
daughter of Gov. Leonard Calvert, and niece of Lord 
One son was : 

I Baker^ Brooke, Jr., m. Anne, daughter of Richard 
Marsham and his wife, Sarah Brent ; d. 1716. 
Issue, several sons, one was : 

I Leonard* Brooke, m. Anne Darnall ; lived at 
"Black Walnut Thicket;" d. 1736. His wife 
died 1783. 



Issue : 

1 OswAi<D* Brooke, m. . 


I Dr. Oswai.d'' Brooke, d. 1800. 

2 Leonard^ Brooke, m. Eliza 


I I/EONARD** Brooke. 

Roger Brooke Taney, 
Chief Justice United States Supreme Court. 

2 Esther® Brooke, m. Henry Hill. 

3 George® Brooke. 

3 Baker* Brooke. 
Issue : 

I WAI.TER® Brooke. 

4 Richard" Brooke. 

II Mary'' Brooke, b. February 19, 1630 ; d. young. 

BROOKE. 355 

a III Maj. Thomas' Brooke, b. June 23, 1632; m. Eleanor 

IV Barbara- Brooke, b. May 11, 1633 ; d. young. 
The issue of Robert Brooke by his second wife, Mary Mainwaring, 

was : 

I Chari^es^ Brooke, b. April 3, 1636. 

II Rogers Brooke, b. September 20, 1637 ; d. April 3, 1700; 

m. ist Dorothy Neal ; 2d, in 1672, Mary Woolsey. Was 
Issue : 

I RoGER^ Brooke, Jr., m. Elizabeth Blumdel. 
One of whose sons was : 

I Roger* Brooke, No. 3, m. Mary Neal and had a 
daughter : 

I Monica* Brooke, tn. Michael Taney, the 3d. 
Issue : 
I Roger® Brooke Taney, b. 1777; m. 

Key ; d. 1864. Was Chief Justice 

United States Supreme Court. 

III Robert'^ Brooke, b. April 21, 1639. Owned "Brooke- 


IV John'^ Brooke, b. September 20, 1640. 

V Mary^ Brooke, b. April 14, 1642. 

VI William'^ Brooke, b. December 3, 1643. 

VII Anne^ Brooke, b. January 22, 1645 ; m. Clement Hill. 

VIII Francis'^ Brooke, b. May 30, 1648. 

IX Basil''' Brooke, b. 1651. 

X EwzA^ Brooke, b. November 28, 1655 (twin). 

XI Henry^ Brooke, b. November 28, 1655 (twin). 

No. 2. 

Maj. Thomas"^ Brooke, (Hon. Robert' Brooke, 
emigrant.) second son of Hon. Robert Brooke and his 
first wife, Mary (Baker) Brooke, was born June 23, 1632, 
at Battle, England, and came to Maryland with his father 
in June, 1650. He received grants of land embracing 
many thousand acres, the largest being " Brookefield." 
This was granted in 1663, and the deed describes 
its location as being "in the woods on the west 
side of the Patuxent River," and bounded on the 

356 BROOKE. 

north by " Brooke or Mattaponi Creek, on the east by the 
Patuxent River, on the south by ' Deep, or Spicer's 
Creek,' and extending west a certain number of degrees, 
' to a line marked by a stone on which were cut the let- 
ters ' T. B.,' " the initials of the owner. The present site 
of the village of T. B. takes its name from this stone, 
which was there located. A few years later Major Brooke 
conveyed back to the Lord Proprietor a certain number 
of acres on the bank of the Patuxent, intended for the site 
of a town, which, when laid out, was called " Notting- 
ham Towne," in honor of the Duke of Nottingham, and 
the village which there sprung up still bears the name. 
In 1660 Thomas Brooke was commissioned major of the 
Colonial forces, and in 1661 led an expedition against the 
Indians. In 1673 ^^ was elected a member of the 
General Assembly. 

About 1659 ^^ married Eleanor Hatton, who was born 
1642 in England, and was the daughter of Hon. Richard 
Hatton, of London, and his wife, Margaret. Mr. Hatton 
died in England, and his children came to Maryland with 
their uncle, Hon. Thomas Hatton (member of his lord- 
ship's council), who later fell in the battle with the Puri- 
tans, at Annapolis, in 1689. Richard Hatton was de- 
scended from Sir Robert Hatton, ancestor of George Finch 
Hatton, Earl of Winchilsea. Major Brooke resided near 
Nottingham, and died in November, 1676. His will was 
executed in the presence of Philip Calvert and Clement 
Hill. He devised his dwelling plantation, " Brookefield," 
to his eldest son, Thomas, and large tracts of land to his 
other children. His widow in 1677 married Henry Dar- 
nall of " The Wood Yard," who was then a widower, a 
brother-in-law of Lord Baltimore, and Land Commissioner 
of the Province. By this marriage she had a daughter, 
Mary Darnall, born 1678, who, when fifteen years of age, 
married February 14, 1693, a widower, Charles Carroll, 
Attorney-General for Lord Baltimore. He came to the 
Province in 1688, and his first wife was Martha Under- 

BROOKE. 357 

wood. By his second wife, Mary Darnall, he had a son, 
Charles Carroll, Jr., born April 2, 1702, who in 1737 was 
the father of Charles Carroll, " of Carrollton." Mrs. Elea- 
nor (Hatton ; Brooke) Darnall, died 1725. Alajor Thomas 
Brooke and his wife, Eleanor Hatton, were both members 
of the Roman Catholic Church. 

Their issue was : 

3 I Coi.. Thomas^ Brooke, b. 1660 ; m. ist Anne ; 2d 

Barbara Dent. 

II Robert^. Brooke. Ordained a Jesuit priest. 

III Ignatius^ Brooke. A priest of the Roman Catholic 


IV Matthew' Brooke. A priest of the Roman Catholic 


V Mary^ Brooke. 

VI Eleanor* Brooke. 

4 VII Clement^ Brooke, m. Jane Sewell. 

No. S. 

Col. Thomas-^ Brooke, (Maj. Thomas^ Brooke. 
Hon. Robert^ Brooke, emigrant.) eldest son of Maj. 
Thomas Brooke and his wife, Eleanor (Hatton) Brooke, 
was born near Nottingham, Prince George's County, 
Maryland, about 1660, and resided at his inherited home, 
" Brookefield." Like his father, he was a very large land- 
owner ; one of the most prominent citizens of the Prov- 
ince, and was commissioned major of militia, and pro- 
moted to colonel. Was repeatedly elected to the General 
Assembly, and August 26, 1791, was appointed a member 
of his lordship's council, commonly known as the Upper 
House. In 1720 he was elected president of "The 
Council." He was a justice of the peace, and was invari- 
ably styled " Hon. Col. Thomas Brooke, gentleman." 
Unlike his parents and brothers, he was a member of the 
Church of England, and reared his family in that faith. 

358 BROOKE. 

About 1680 he married Anne (by some authori- 
ties said to have been Anne Baker), and had by her six 
children. She died about 1694, and some two years later 
he married Barbara Dent, daughter of Col. Thomas Dent 
and his wife, Rebecca Wilkins, a daughter of Rev. William 
Wilkins. After Colonel Dent died his widow married 
Col. John Addison and died in 1726. (See Addisons 
mentioned in Sketch of William Bowie of Walter.) 

Col. Thomas Brooke executed a will November 16, 
1730, which was proven a short time later. He requested 
his son-in-law, Alexander Contee, and his eldest son, 
Thomas Brooke, to act as executors, and directed that his 
younger children should be raised in the Church of Eng- 
land. He is said to have been buried in the family grave- 
yard at " Brookefield," that part of which is now known as 
" The Valley." Mrs. Brooke died in 1748, and also left a 

Issue by first wife : 

5 I Thomas* Brooke, Jr., b. 1682 ; m. 1705 Lucy Smith. 

II Sarah* Brooke, m. 1706 Philip Lee, Sr., b. 1680 in 
Virginia, son of Richard Lee, Jr., and his wife Letitia 
Corbin ; grandson of Richard Lee, emigrant, and ances- 
tor of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Mrs. Sarah (Brooke) Lee 
died in November, 1724. Philip Lee, who was a mem- 
ber of the Council, married secondly about 1726 Eliza- 
beth (Lawson) Sewell, widow of Henry Sewell, 
Issue by Sarah Brooke was : 

1 Richard^ Lee, " of Blenheim." 

2 Thomas^ LEE, m. Christiana Sim, daughter of Mary 

and Joseph Sim, and died October, 1749. His widow 
married Walter Smith. 
Issue : 

1 Thomas'^ Sim Lee, b. 1745; m. Mary Digges. Was 

Governor of Maryland in 1779-81, and 1792-94. 
His son was : 

I John'' Lee. Member of Congress. 

2 Sarah« Brooke Lee. 

3 Philip^ Lee, Jr. 

4 Arthur^ Lee. 

5 Corbin^ Lee. 

6 EiyEANOR* Lee, m. Benjamin Kendall. 

BROOKE. 359 

Issue : 

1 Benjamin'* Fendai.Iv, Jr. 

2 Sarah*' Fendai.1,, m. 1752 Thomas Contee, her 

Philip Lee, Sr., had nine children by his second wife, the 
eighth was : 
Hannah'^ Lee, m. 1751 Thomas Bowie. (See Bowie 
Article No. 6.) 

III Ei,EANOR* Brooke, m. Charles Sewell. 

IV Rachel* Brooke, m. Thomas Gantt, of White's Landing. 

Issue : 

I Thomas^ Gantt, known as Thomas Gantt, Sr. 

V Anne* Brooke, ni. John Howard. 

VI Mary* Brooke, m. Dr. Patrick Sim, of Nottingham. 

Issue : 

1 Christiana^ Sim, m. ist Thomas Lee ; 2d Walter 


2 Joseph^ Sim, m. . 

Issue : 

1 Joseph" Wai^ter Sim. 

2 Patrick** Sim. 

Issue of Col. Thomas Brooke by his second wife, Barbara Dent, was : 

I Benjamin* Brooke, b. about 1702; m. Eleanor Bowie; d. 

1727- . 
Issue : 

I Benjamin^ Brooke, Jr., b. 1727; m. Mary Eversfield; 
d. 1765. She died October, 1790. 
Issue : 

1 Eleanor" Brooke, b. 1750 ; d. 1776 ; single. 

2 Barbara" Brooke, b. 1756 ; m. John Eversfield, 

3d. (See Bowie and Eversfield Record for 

II Jane* Brooke, m. 1720 Alexander Contee. (See Contee 


III Baker* Brooke, m. . 

IV Thomas* Brooke, "the younger," single ; d. 1768. Left 

a natural son, Thomas, whose mother was Mary Ray. 

V Lucy* Brooke, m. Thomas Hodgkins. 

Issue : 

1 Thomas^ Brooke Hodgkins. 

2 Benjamin^ Brooke Hodgkins. 

3 Alexander^ Contee Hodgkins. 

4 M.\RY* Brooke Hodgkins, m. Beall. 

36o BROOKE. 

l^o. 4. 

Clement^ Brooke, Sr., (Maj. Thomas^ Brooke. 
Hon, Robert^ Brooke, emigrant.) youngest son of Maj. 
Thomas Brooke, " of Brookefield," and his wife, Eleanor 
Hatton, was born about 1672, near Nottingham, Prince 
George's County, Maryland. He inherited a large landed 
estate from his father, and about 1700 married Jane Sew- 
ell, daughter of Maj. Nicholas Sewell, of " Mattaponi," 
and his wife, Susannah Burgess. Nicholas Sewell was the 
son of Henry Sewell and his wife, Jane Lowe, who sub- 
sequently became the wife of Charles, Lord Baltimore. 
Clement Brooke executed a will which was proven Aug- 
ust 2, 1734. His widow also made a will which was 
proven in 1761. 

Issue : 

I Clement* Brooke, Jr., b. 1701. Left a will which was 
proven in 1 731, in which he expressed an intention of 
starting on a voyage to England, and requested his father 
to see that his wife, Mary, and their daughter, Rachel, 
were properly provided for. 
O II Henry-* Brooke, b. 1703 ; m. Margaret . 

III Joseph* Brooke, d. single, 1767. 

IV N1CH01.AS* Brooke. 

V William* Brooke. 

VI Charles* Brooke, d. 1768 ; single. 

VII Susan* Brooke, ni. Hoxton. 

VIII Eleanor* Brooke, m. Harrison. 

IX Elizabeth* Brooke, m. Charles Carroll, Jr., a cousin. 

Issue : 
Charles^ Carroll, "of CarroUton," b. 1737, at An- 
napolis ; m. Mary Darnall. He was the cele- 
brated signer of the Declaration of Independence, 
and United States Senator for Maryland ; d. 1832. 
Issue : 

I Charles® Carroll, Jr., m. Harriet Chew. 
Issue : 

I Chap^les" Carroll, b. 1801 ; m. Mary Digges 
Lee, daughter of Hon. John Lee, son of 
Gov. Thomas Sim Lee. 
Issue : 
I Gov. John® Lee Carroll, m. ist Anita 

BROOKE. 361 

Phelps, daughter of Ro3-al Phelps ; 2d 
Mary C. Thompson, daughter of Gov- 
ernor Thompson, of Virginia. 
2 Charles^ Carroll, m. Thompson. 

2 Elizabeth*^ Carroll, m. Aaron Bnrr Tucker. 

3 Mary* Sophia Carroll, m. Senator Richard H. 

Bayard, of Delaware. 
Issue, a large family. Their eighth daughter : 
Louisa' Bayard, m. Richard Ashhurst Bowie, 
of Philadelphia. 
Issue : 

I Richard* Henry' Bayard Bowie, m. 
Amv Potter. 

JTo. 5. 

Maj. Thomas^ Brooke, (Col. Thomas'' Brooke. 
Maj. Thomas- Brooke. Hon. Robert' Brooke, emi- 
grant.) eldest son of Col. Thomas Brooke, of Brookefield, 
and his first wife, Anne, was born abont 1682 near Notting- 
ham. He was a justice of the peace, and major of the 
militia. His father named him executor of his large es- 
tate, but did not give him the part of "Brookefield " on 
which stood the dwelling. 

May 9, 1705, he married Lucy, daughter of Walter 
Smith and his wife, Rachel. He made a will in 1737 
which was not proven until March 29, 1745, his death 
taking place the same month. He named his wife sole 
heir and executrix, expressing a desire that she should 
divide the property among his children as she thought 
fit. Her will was proven in 1770. 

They had seventeen children ; those which reached maturity were : 

I Thomas* Brooke, b. April, 1706; m. vSarah Mason, of 


II Walter* Brooke, b. December, 1707; m. Mary Ascomb ; 

d. 1740. 

362 BROOKE. 

Issue : 

1 Thomas* Brooke. 

2 Wai.ter" Brooke, Jr. 

3 Sarah" Brooke. 

4 Isaac" Brooke, ni. . 

Issue : 

I Isaac' Brooke, Jr. 

III Mary'^ Brooke, b. October 8, 1709 ; ni. Peter Dent. 

IV Anne^ Brooke, b. June 11, 1711 ; m. Richard Brandt. 

One son was : 
Richard" Brandt. 

V Dr. Richard* Brooke, b. June 2, 1716; m. Rachel Gantt. 

VI Rachei.* Brooke, b. 1718 ; d. single. 

VII lyUCY* Brooke, b. April 10, 1720; m. John Estep. 

VIII Ei.eanor'^ Brooke, b. 1721 ; m. Samuel Beall. 

One son was : 
Brooke" Beali^, b. about 1750. Lived in Lower Fred- 
erick County. 

IX Isaac* Brooke, b. January 22, 1722. 

X Daniel,* Brooke, b. 1726. 

XI Robert* Brooke, b. 1728 ; d. 1777 ; single. 

XII Rev. Clement* Brooke, b. September i, 1730; m. Eleanor 


Xo. 6. 

Heiiry^ Brooke, (Clement^ Brooke, Sr. Maj. 
Thomas- Brooke. Hon. Robert^ Brooke.) second son 
of Clement Brooke, Sr., and his wife, Jane (Sewell) 
Brooke, was born in Prince George's County, .Maryland, 
about 1703. Inherited his father's plantation, and was 
named executor in his father's will. About 1728 he mar- 
ried Margaret (Darnall ?). His will was proven 

September 25, 1751, and witnessed by Richard Smith 
and Rachel Darnall. His wife died in December, 1791, 
and her will was proven January 3, 1792. 

Issue ; 

9 I Henry* Brooke, Jr., b. about 1730; m. Mary ; d. 


BROOKE. 363 

II JanE'^ Brooke, m. Waring. 

III Mary^ Brooke, m. Wade. 

IV Ci^EMENT^ Brooke, d. young. 

V SuSAN^ Brooke, m. Reed. 

VI JOHN^ Brooke. Served in the Revolutionary Army. 

VII Anne^ Brooke. 

VIII Rachei.^ Brooke. 

IX Nicholas^ Brooke, m. . 

One son was named : 
Henry" Brooke. 

No. 7. 

Dr. Richard'^ Brooke, (Maj. Thomas* Brooke. 
Col. Thomas^ Brooke. Maj. Thomas^ Brooke. Hon. 
Robert^ Brooke.) son of Maj. Thomas Brooke and his 
wife, Lucy (Smith) Brooke, was born near Nottingham, 
Prince George's County, Maryland, June 2, 17 16. Grad- 
uated in medicine, and held an eminent position in his 
county. Took an active part in politics, and incurred 
the enmity of the Royalist Governor on account of his 
active opposition to the Stamp Act, He made several 
voyages to England in the interests of the colony. 

In his will he refers to " my various voyages under- 
taken for my country's good," and requests that " in rec- 
ognition of the services I have rendered, and the large 
sums of money expended for my countrymen," that the 
Legislature would see the provisions of his will fairly exe- 
cuted. November i, 1767, he married Rachel Gantt, 
daughter of Dr. Thomas Gantt and the latter's wife, 
Rachel, daughter of Col. John Smith, of Calvert County. 
His family Bible contains the names of his children and 
their sponsors. Those for his son were Col. John Thomas, 
of the Guards, and his wife, Lady Sophia, sister of the 
Earl of Albemarl, Basil Waring, and Lady George Wil- 
liam Fairfax; Rev. W. Edward Gantt officiating. The 

364 BROOKE. 

sponsors for his daughter were Mrs. Sarah Con tee, of 
" Brookefield," and Levi Gantt, his brother-in-law. Dr. 
Brooke died July 12, 1783, and his wife June 28, 1793. 

Frederick'' Thomas Brooke, b. July 27, 1770 ; m. Priscilla 
Duckett, and removed to West Virgnia. She was the 
daughter of Thomas Duckett and his wife, Priscilla 
Bowie. (See Allen Bowie, Sr.) 
One son was : 
Theophilus^ Brooke, m. Berry. 

Sarah^ Brooke, b. March 20, 1772 ; m. July 23, 1789, 
Samuel Harper, of Alexandria, Virginia, who was bom 
1765 ; d. 1834. 
Issue : 

1 Rachei.' WeIv1,s Harper, b. July 24, 1794 ; m. Dr. John 

E. Berry. (See Allen P. Bowie Sketch and Berry 
Note for issue.) 

2 Samuel' Brooke Harper, b. July 23, 1799; d. Sep- 

tember II, 1838; m. Miss Magruder. 

]^o. 8. 

Rev. Clement^ Brooke, (Maj. Thomas* Brooke. 
Col. Thomas^ Brooke. Maj. Thomas^ Brooke. Hon. 
Robert^ Brooke, emigrant.) youngest son of Maj. 
Thomas Brooke and his wife, Lucy (Smith) Brooke, was 
born near Nottingham, September i, 1730. Was edu- 
cated for the Church ; went to England and graduated at 
Oxford, and in 1755 was, by the Bishop of London, or- 
dained a minister of the Episcopal Church. Returned to 
America, and for a number of years was the incumbent 
of a parish in Virginia, also in Charles County, and later 
had charge of a parish in Prince George's County. 

About 1770 he married Eleanor Murdock, daughter of 
William Murdock, a wealthy merchant living at Bladens- 
burof. He survived his wife, and died in 1808. 

BROOKE. 365 

Issue : 

I Thomas* Brooke, b. about 1773 ; m. 1803, Elizabeth Bowie, 

daughter of Walter Bowie, Sr., and his wife, Mary 
(Brookes) Bowie; d. 1815. His wife died in 181 1. 
Issue one child : 

I Walter' Bowie Brooke, b. 1805 ; ni. Mary Sprigg, 
daughter of Benjamin Sprigg, a son of John Clark 
Issue : 

1 Benjamin^ Sprigg Brooke, b. 1828; d. single. 

2 Elizabeth* Sprigg Brooke, single. 

3 Mary* E. Brooke, ni. Dr. John Hunter. 
Issue : 

I W.** Brooke Hunter. 

4 Thomas* Brooke, b. September i, 1832, single. 

II Clement"^ Brooke, Jr., b. 1778; m. j8oi Anne Eleanor 

Issue : 

1 Clement" Brooke. 

2 Samuel' Leake Brooke, m. Eliza Williams. 
Issue : 

1 Samuel* B. Brooke, m. Laura Hill. 

2 George* W. Brooke, m. Rebecca Butler. 

3 Upton* Brooke, single. 

4 Clement* Brooke, d. single. 

5 Thomas* Blake Brooke, b. 1836 ; m. November 

25, 1863, Florence Contee, daughter of Capt. 
John Contee. 
Issue : 

1 Mary* L. Brooke, b. October, 1865. 

2 Florence* Brooke, b. January 17, 1867. 

3 Eleanor" Brooke, b. October 29, 1869. 

4 Henrietta* Brooke, b. August 17, 1873. 

5 Louisa* Mainwaring Brooke, b. July 26, 


6 Mary* Brooke, m. Charles F. Billopp. 

7 Otho* Brooke, single. 

3 Robert^ Brooke, m. Eliza Berry. 
Issue : 

1 Robert* Brooke. 

2 William* Brooke, m. . 

3 Clement* Brooke, m. 

4 Zachariah* Brooke. 

5 Samuel* Brooke. 
Ill Lucy^ Smith Brooke, b. 1780. 

366 BROOKE. 

5fo. 9. 

Henry^ Brooke, Jr., (Henry* Brooke, Sr. 
Clement^ Brooke, Sr. Maj. Thomas^ Brooke. Hon. 
Robert^ Brooke, emigrant.) eldest son of Henry Brooke, 
Sr., and his wife, Margaret, was born about 1730 in Prince 
George's County, Maryland. His name appears among 
those who signed protests against the Stamp Act, and he 
is also mentioned as participating in the deliberations of 
the citizens at their meeting in Upper Marlborough prior 
to and during the Revolutionary period. He is always 
mentioned as " Captain " Henry Brooke, and in his will 
refers to himself as " I, Henry Brooke, mariner." It is 
said that he commanded a ship which sailed between 
Maryland, British, and West Indian ports prior to the 
war with England, 

He executed a will in 1772, but did not die until June, 
1784. His wife's maiden name is not given, but she is 
thought to have been Mary Carroll, daughter of Daniel 
Carroll. She was not married when mentioned in her 
father's will, proven in 1745. She died about 1796. 
Her husband devised to her most of his property during 
her life, but at her death it was to pass to their eldest 
son, Henry. To the two other children, a son and 
daughter, he devised but five shillings each. 

Issue : 

10 I Henry^ Brooke, b. about 1765 ; m. 1798 Harriet S. Brown. 

II Henry^ MaxweIvI. Brooke. 

III EivizABETH^ Brooke. 

Xo. 10. 

Henry'^ Brooke, (Henry"^ Brooke, Jr. Henry* 
Brooke, Sr. Clement^ Brooke, Sr. Maj. Thomas^ 

BROOKE. 367 

Brooke. Hon. Robert^ Brooke, emigrant.) eldest son 
of Henry Brooke and his wife, Mary (Carroll ?) Brooke, 
was born in Prince George's County, Maryland, about 
1765, and resided on his plantation some six miles from 
Marlborough. January 13, 1798, he married Harriet 
Sophia Brown, sister of John Brown, of Mt. Calvert, and a 
daughter of Dr. Brown, of Charles County, Maryland. 
He died about 1825. 

Issue : 

I Maria' Brookk, b. 1759 ; m. Judge William Kell}', of Ala- 
bama, United States Senator and Member of Congress. 
Issue : 

1 Henry® Brooke Keli^y, lawyer of New Orleans. 

2 Maria^ KEI.1.Y, m. Col. Thomas Y,. Alexander, United 

States Army. 

11 II John' Brown Brooke, m. Araminta Carroll. 

Ill Harriet' Brooke, m. August 24, Luke Howard. 

12 IV Henry' Brooke, m. 1833 Eliza J. Worthington. 

V Edward' Fenwick Brooke, m. Miss Woodford, of.Miss- 

No. 11. 

John' Brown Brooke, (Henry'* Brooke. Henry' 
Brooke. Henry^ Brooke. Clement^ Brooke, Sr. 
Maj. Thomas^ Brooke. Hon. Robert^ Brooke, emi- 
grant.) eldest son of Henry Brooke, " ye 3d," and his wife, 
Harriet Sophia (Brown) Brooke, was born in Prince 
George's County about 1801. Received a collegiate edu- 
cation, and was admitted to the practice of law in Upper 
Marlborough. He early entered the field of politics ; was 
elected clerk of the County Court, and afterwards sent to 
the Legislature. He was a fluent speaker, and recognized 
as one of the ablest lawyers of his time. A man of bril- 
liant intellect, he wielded great influence in Southern 

368 BROOKE. 

September i8, 1821, lie married Araminta Carroll, 
daughter of Charles John Carroll and his wife, Jane W. 
Brown, sister of John B. Brooke's mother. Mr. Carroll 
was the son of James Carroll, of St. Mary's County, and 
his wife, Araminta Thompson. During the War of 1812- 
14 he was a great sufferer from depredations of the British 
when they sailed up the Patuxent; his house, situated on 
a bluff overlooking the riv^er, was occupied by General 
Ross' soldiers. They especially mentioned this dwelling 
and its luxurious appurtenances in an official report made 
of the expedition. The owner removed to Prince 
George's County after the war, and died February 25, 
1815. John B. Brooke died about 1855, and his wife 
survived him until 1888. 

Issue : 

I Wiluam'^ Pinckney Brooke, b. 1823 ; in. Martha Adair; 
d. 1884. 
Issue : 

I William" Irving Brooke, 111. Helen Holland. 
13 II John** Brown Brooke, Jr., b. 1826 ; m. Helen Hill. 

III Ch.\rles'* H. Brooke, d. 1837. 

IV Michael* Carroll Brooke, d. young. 

V George* Constantine Brooke, d. 1856 ; single. Accident- 

ally killed. 

VI Albert* Brooke, m. Mary Beall. No issue. 

VII Henry* Eugene Brooke, m. Anna Doss, of Texas. 

No. 12. 

Dr. Henry" Brooke, (Henry*^ Brooke. Henry^ 
Brooke. Henry* Brooke. Clement^ Brooke, Sr. 
Maj. Thomas^ Brooke. Hon. Robert^ Brooke, emi- 
grant.) second son of Henry Brooke, " ye 3d," and his 
wife, Harriet Sophia (Brown) Brooke, was born near 
Upper Marlborough about 1805. 

BROOKE. 369 

Graduated in medicine ; settled in Upper Marlborough, 
and for many years was the leading physician there. 

In 1833 he married Eliza Jordan Worthington, second 
daughter of Judge William G. D. Worthington and his 
wife, Eliza Jordan. Judge Worthington was Territorial 
Governor of Florida, judge of the Circuit Court of Balti- 
more, and held many other high positions. (See Worth- 
ington Sketch.) Dr. Brooke died in Upper Marlborough, 
and his wife died in 1868 ; she is buried at "The Valley." 

Issue : 

I Wii^LiAM** W. Brooke, d. single. 

II Henry* Brooke, b. 1837 ; served in the Confederate Army, 

and was elected clerk of the County Court after the 
war ; d. single. 

III Ida* Julia Brooke, m. Dr. William W. Waring. (See 

Waring Sketch.) 

IV AuGUSTiN* Thomas Brooke, b. 1843 ; m. Louisa, daughter 

of Rev. Upton Beall and his wife, Louisa Ogle. No 

Xo. 13. 

Judge John^ Brown Brooke, (John^ B. Brooke, 
Sr. Henry*^ Brooke. Henry^ Brooke. Henry* Brooke. 
Clement^ Brooke, Sr. Maj. Thomas^ Brooke. Hon. 
Robert^ Brooke.) second son of John Brown Brooke, 
Sr., and his wife, Araminta (Carroll) Brooke, was born 
near Upper Marlborough in 1826. Educated at George- 
town College, studied law and was admitted to practice at 
Upper Marlborough before he was twenty-one years of 
age. Like his father, he early entered the field of poli- 
tics ; was elected to the House of Delegates, and then to 
the State Senate. In 1861 was elected president of the 
latter body, being the youngest man who had ever held 
that high position in Maryland. Sympathizing with the 

370 BROOKE. 

South, he was in favor of the State seceding from the 
Union, and was arrested with other members of the 
Legislature by Governor Hicks. He then went South 
where he remained until after the war, when he returned 
to Maryland and resumed his profession of law. In 1881 
he was elected judge of the Circuit Court for the Seventh 
District, and retired from the bench in 1896. 

April 26, 1857, Judge Brooke married Helen Hill, 
daughter of Charles Hill, of Prince George's County, and 
his wife, Susannah Maria Clagett, daughter of Joseph 
White Clagett and his wife, Eleanor Digges. J. W. Cla- 
gett was the son of John Clagett and his wife, Casandra 
White. John Clagett was a son of Edward Clagett and 
Eleanor Bowie, daughter of John Bowie, Sr. Edward 
Clagett was the son of Richard Clagett, and grandson of 
Capt. Thomas Clagett, the emigrant. 

Issue of Judge John B. Brooke and his wife : 

I Ariminta** Brooke, " Sacred Heart " nun. 

II John" Baptiste Brooke, b. 1865; d. June 2, 1898; single. 

III Wilwam" George Brooke, m. 1893 Anna Hill, daughter 

of William Hill. 

IV Roger® Taney Brooke, b. 1868 ; resides in Washington. 

V Bernard" Henry Brooke, m. June i, 1898, Emma O. 

Thompson, of Georgia. 

VI Robert" Henry Brooke. 

VII Joseph" Austin Brooke, d. in infancy. 

VIII CharIvES" HiIvI, Brooke, d, in infancy. 


This is an old English family of Norman extraction, 
and claims descent from the French Ducal House of Beri. 
The family, for many centuries, was one of much conse- 
quence in England ; owned large estates there, and pos- 
sessed much influence. The arms borne by the Berrys 
was : " Ermine on a bend engrailed sable ; three fleur 
de lis, or ; crest gules, three bars, or ; a Griffins head 
erased per pale indented, argent and gules (silver and red.) 
Several pieces of plate in the possession of members of 
the Berry family, of Maryland, are stamped with this coat 
of arms. The first of the name of whom we have direct 
ancestral record was : 

Wo. 1. 

Janies^ Berry, emigrated to Virginia about 1640, 
and later removed to Maryland. He received grants for 
several large tracts of land in what is now Prince George's 
County ; one of them, " Mount Pleasant," on the Patuxent 
River, was surveyed for him in 1653, but was con- 
veyed to Richard Marsham in the same year, and by him 
to Basil Waring. James Berry died about 1685, and after 
his death a suit was brought against the estate by a 
woman who claimed to have married him in England, 
but she was proven an impostor, and sentenced to the 

372 BERRY. 

ducking chair. His son William was defendant, and it 
was shown that his father had married in Virginia. 

Known issue : - 

3 I Wihiam'^ Berry. 

No. 2. 

William^ Berry, (James^ Berry.) a son of James 
Berry, the emigrant, was probably born in Virginia, and 
came to Maryland with his father when quite young. 
He was defendant in a suit brought against his father's 
estate shortly after the latter's death, but it is not stated 
whether he had any brothers in the Province at that time 
or not. No other Berry is shown as owning land in 
Prince George's County (or Calvert then) during that 
period ; so it seems probable that he was the only mem- 
ber of his father's family that settled in that portion of 
Maryland. It is not known who he married, or just 
when he died. He possessed large estates, and had 
several surveys made for his children, who were apparently 
minors at that time. In 1670 "Thorpland, nine hundred 
acres," was surveyed for Richard Berry, and in 1679 
" Morefields " for Benjamin Berry, both apparently his 

Reported issue : 

I Richard-^ Berry. Issue unknown. 
3 II Benjamin^ Berry, m. Mary . 

No. 3. 

Benjamin^ Berry, Sr., (William^ Berry. 
James^ Berry.) a son of William Berry, was probably 

BERRY. 373 

born in Prince George's County, Maryland, about 1670. 
He received from liis father large landed estates which 
he added to, and when he died had laid the foundation 
for the extensive properties owned for generations by his 
descendants. In fact, the Berrys for many years pos- 
sessed more land than any other family in Southern 
Maryland. Mr. Berry was clerk of Piscataway Parish, 
which was then v^ry large, and in 17 15 was a Commis- 
sioner of Prince George's County. His wife was Mary 

(maiden name unknown). His will was proven Febru- 
ary 10, 1 7 19, and he divided his estate between his 
wife and four children ; mentioned his son-in-law, Richard 
Keene, and devised two hundred and fifty acres to Thomas 
Clagett, of " Weston." 

Issue : 

I Mary* Berry, m. Richard Keene, of Nottingham. 

II Verunda* Berry. 

III Benjamin* Berry, Jr. Received land situated in Balti- 

more County, as well as other tracts near Collington, 
Prince George's County. He was doubtless the father of 
John Berrr^', born near Collington in 1736. (For the 
latter's descendants see Eleanor Bowie, Sketch No. 3.) 
4 IV Jeremiah* Berry, b. 1712 ; m. Mary Clagett. 

Wo. 4. 

Jeremiah^ Berry, (Benjamin^ Berry, Sr. Wil- 
liam^ Berry. James^ Berry.) the youngest son of Ben- 
jamin Berry, Sr., and his wife, Mary, was born in Prince 
George's County, Maryland, in 17 12. He had more than a 
thousand acres of land near Upper Marlborough, and re- 
sided on an estate now owned by Mr. Elisha Berry, where 
he is buried. He married Mary Clagett, daughter of 
Richard Clagett, of Croome, and his wife, Deborah (Dor- 
sey) Clagett. She was a sister of Rev. Samuel Clagett, 

374 BERRY. 

the father of Bishop T. J. Claggett, and also a sister of 
Mrs. Eleanor Eversfield, wife of Rev. John Eversfield. 
Jeremiah Berry died April 3, 1769, and his wife October 
15, 1792. Tombstones were erected over each grave. 

I Richard^ Berry, b. July 20, 1734. Is mentioned in the 
will of his grandfather, Richard Clagett, Sr. 

5 II Benjamin^ Berry, b. Jvily 16, 1739; m. Deborah Evers- 


III William^ Berry, b. May 29, 1742. Supposed to have been 

named for his grandfather. Issue unknown. 

IV Mary^ Berry, b. August 24, 1746; m. Gen. Otho H. 

Williams, Sr. 

6 V Zachariah^ Berry, b. July 11, 1749; m. Mary Williams. 
VI Amelia^ Berry, b. July 18, 1752. 

T" VII EUSHA^ Berry, b. January 19, 1755 ; m. Eleanor Eversfield. 

Xo. 5. 

Beiij amiii^ Berry, (Jeremiah^ Berry. Benjamin^ 
Berry, Sr. William^ Berry. James^ Berry.) second 
son of Jeremiah Berry and his wife, Mary (Clagett) Berry, 
was born near Upper Marlborough, Maryland, July 16, 
1739. He married his first cousin, Deborah Eversfield, 
who was born April 30, 1748, and was the daughter of 
Rev. John Eversfield. He resided on his inherited plan- 
tation near Upper Marlborough, and is mentioned as 
tobacco inspector for that district. He was generally 
known as Benjamin Berry, yir., to distinguish him from 
his uncle. His wife died April 14, 18 15. 

I Rebecca^ Berry, m. John Hodges. 

II Deborah*^ Berry, m. Dr. Thomas Hodges. 

III Mary* Berry, m. Robert Beall. 

IV Ei/tEN* Berry, m. Otho Beall. 

V Harriet* Berry, m. her cousin, John Eversfield, son of 


BERRY. 375 

VI Benjamin*' Berry, m. Mrs. James Forbes, nee Eleanor 

Lane. Issue, three daughters. 

VII Margaret* Berry, m. Thomas Waring, of Waring Grove. 

VIII PRiscii,r,A® Berry, m. Goddard. 

IX Dr. John* Eversfield Berry, b. July 12, 1792 ; m. Rachel 

W. Harper. 

No. 6. 

Zachariali^ Berry, (Jeremiah* Berry. Benja- 
min^ Berry, Sr. William^ Berry. James^ Berry.) 
fifth child of Jeremiah Berry and his wife, Mary (Clagett) 
Berry, was born July 11, 1749. He resided upon his 
plantation, " Concord," in the western part of Prince 
George's County, Maryland, and married Mary, daughter 
of Gen. Otho H. Williams, of the Revolutionary Army. 

Issue : 

I Zachariah* Berry, Jr., m. Priscilla Gantt. 

II Jeremiah* Berry, m. Sarah Clagett. 

III Washington* Berry, m. Eliza Williams. 

IV Thomas* Berry, " of Oxon Hill," m. Mary Williams. 

V Mary* Berry, m. Otho Beall. 

No. 7. 

Elisha^ Berry, (Jeremiah* Berry. Benjamin^ 
Berry, Sr. William^ Berry. James' Berry.) young- 
est son of Jeremiah Berry and his wife, Mary Clagett, was 
born near Upper Marlborough, January 19, 1755. In- 
herited his father's dwelling plantation near Upper Marl- 
borough, and married his cousin, Eleanor Eversfield, 
daughter of William Eversfield, and a granddaughter of 
Rev. John Eversfield. By her he had one son. After 

376 BERRY. 

her death, and when far advanced in age, he married the 
widow Ferguson, and had by her a son to whom he de- 
vised his home plantation. 

Issue : 

I William** Berry. Removed to the West. Issue unknown. 

II W." Ferguson Berry. 

Issue : 

1 Ewsha' Berry, m. Miss Sweeney. 

2 Thomas'' Berry. 

Wo. 8. 

Dr. John*^ Eversfield Berry, (Benjamin-^ Berry, 
Sr. Jeremiah* Berry. Benjamin"* Berry, Sr. Wil- 
liam^ Berry. James^ Berry.) youngest child of Benja- 
min Berry and his wife, Deborah (Eversfield) Berry, was 
born near Upper Marlborough, Maryland, July i2, 1792. 

He inherited an exceedingly rich estate, and lived on 
the plantation known as " The Cottage," now owned by 
Mr. William B. Clagett. Was educated in Philadelphia, 
where he graduated in medicine, and during the War of 
181 2-14 was a surgeon in the army. His descendants 
have a miniature of him, taken when a very young man, 
which was once set in gold, but when the British passed, 
on their way to Washington, from the Patuxent River, 
they robbed the house and tore the gold setting off. 

When in his twentieth year, September 5, 181 1, he 
married Rachel Wells Harper, daugliter of Samuel Har- 
per, Sr., of Alexandria, Virginia, and his wife, Sarah 
Brooke, daughter of Dr. Richard Brooke. (See Harper 
Note and Brooke Sketch.) She was born July 24, 1794. 
He died about 1855. 

Issue : 

I MeIvVINa' Harper Berry, b. October 25, 1813 ; m. Decem- 
ber 27, 1831, Allen Perrie Bowie. (See Bowie Sketch, 
Number 50.) 

BERRY. 377 

II Deborah" Eversfield Berry, b. December 4, 1815 ; single. 

III John" Edwin Berry, b. March 25, 1817; m. Miss Harper, 

his cousin. 

IV Ai^bert' Brooke Berry, b. March 15, 1819 ; m. the widow 

Budd, nee Jane Williams. 

V Sarah" Aurelia Berry, b. February 18, 1821 ; m. Theo- 

philus Brooke, her cousin, and son of F. Thomas Brooke 
and Priscilla Duckett. 

Jnclge Samuel Harper Berry. 

VI Judge Samuel" Harper Berry, b. August 30, 1822 ; m. 
Rebecca Mundell. Was elected Judge of the Circuit 
Court for a term of fifteen years. He died from the ef- 
fects of a fall when stepping from a train. 
Issue : 

1 Albert'' Berry, removed to the West. 

2 John* E. Berry, removed to the West. 

■\ Caroline** Berry, m. her cousin, Norman Berrv. 

378 BERRY. 

4 Rebecca* Berry, m. ; dead. 

VII Paul,ine' Amewa Berry, b. February i, 1824; single. 

VIII Laura' Lavinia Berry, b. September 4, 1825 ; m. Col. 

William Stuart. 

IX Benjamin' Berry, b. December 7, 1826; m. Johns. 

X Alonzo' Berry, b. July 14, 1828 ; m. Virginia Williams. 

Issue : 
I Agnes* Berry. 

XI AIvLEn' Lucien Berry, b. March 12, 1832 ; m. Amelia 

Berry, daughter of Washington Berry and Eliza (Wil- 
liams) Berry. 
Issue : 

1 L,Ei.A* Thomas Berry. 

2 Albert* Lucien Berry. 

3 Frederick* Brooke Berry. 

4 Washington* Lee Berry, b. 1877 ; d. 1877. 

XII Frederick' Brooke Berry, b. January 28, 1837 ; d. single. 
XIII Juua' Harper Berry, b. October 29, 1839; m. Sydney 


Xo. 9. 

Jeremiah*^ Berry, (Zachariah^ Berry. Jere- 
miah* Berry. Benjamin^ Berry, Sr. William^ 
Berry. James^ Berry.) second son of Zachariah Berry 
and his wife, Mary (Williams) Berry, was born in Prince 
George's County, Maryland, about 1780. He was an 
opulent planter, and resided in the western part of the 
county. He married Sarah, daughter of Walter Clagett, 
of Georgetown, D. C. (See Clagetts.) 

Two of his sons were : 

I WAI.TER' Berry, m. Miss Sniverly. 

II W11.1.IAM' Jeremiah Berry, b. about 1815. Purchased the 

estates known as "Chelsea," " Bowieville," and 
"Mattaponi." He married, in 1835, Eliza Clagett, 
daughter of the sixth Thomas Clagett and his first 
wife, Harriet White. 
Issue : 

I SalIvY* Berry, m. Fendall Marbury, Sr. 

BERRY. 379 

Issue : 

I Dr. Chari^ks" C. Marbury. 

2 Jeremiah* Berry, m. Kate Boggs. 
Issue : 

1 Nei^lie* Berry. 

2 Mamie^ Berry. 

3 Wii^LiAM* Berry, m. Kate Billopp. No issue. 

4 Lucy* C. Berry, m. ist Fendall Marbury, Jr., 2d 

Marshall Marbury. 


Xo. 1. 

Joliii^ Chew, of Chewtown, Somersetshire, England, 
emigrated to Virginia about i6i8 in the ship " Charitie," 
and settled at Jamestown, where he built the first brick 
house in the settlement. About 162 1 his wife, Sarah, 
came over in the " Sea Flower," and joined him. In 
1623 he represented Jamestown in the " House of Bur- 
gesses," where he is referred to as "John Chew, mer- 
chant." Later he removed to " Hogg's Island," Virginia, 
and represented that settlement in the Assembly until 
1643. He then removed to Maryland, and, about 1650, 
settled at Herring Bay, Calvert County. 

His known issue was : 

2 I SamuEI.- Chew, m. Anne Ayers, of Maryland. 

II Joseph- Chew, m. ist Mary Smith, of Maryland ; 2d Miss 
L,arkin, of Annapolis, and had 
, Issue : 

I Larkin-' Chew, ni. Hannah Roy, of Port Royal, 

No. 2. 

l^anineP Chew, (John^ Chew.) eldest son of John 
Chew, the emigrant, and his wife, Sarah, inherited his 

CHEW. 381 

father's home at " Herring Bay." He was an associate 
justice of the Provincial Court, and married Anne Ayers, 
a prominent member of the Society of Friends. He died 
March 15, 1676, and his wife April 13, 1695. 

Issue : 

I Samuel^ Chew, Jr., b. 1660; m. Anne April 14, 


II JOSEPH'^ Chew, m. Elizabeth Gassaway. 

III Nathaniel^ Chew. 

IV William^ Chew, m. Sydney Wynn. 

V Benjamin^ Chew, b. April 13, 1671 ; ni. Elizabeth Benson. 

VI JOHN^ Chew, d. 1696. 

VII CAI.EB3 Chew, d. 1698. 

Xo. 3. 

ISamueF Chew, Jr., (Samuel- Chew. John^ 
Chew.) eldest son of Samuel Chew and his wife, Anne 
(Ayers) Chew, was born at Herring Bay, Calvert County, 
Maryland, about 1660, and married April 14, 1682, Anne 

. He had by her seven children. She died 

April 8, 1702. He married secondly, June 9, 1704, the 
widow of William Coale, whose maiden name was Eliza- 
beth Sparrow. She died February 27, 1709, without 
issue by Mr. Chew, who died October 10, 17 18. 

Issue by first wife : 

4 I Samuei.* Chew, b. May 28, 1683 ; m. Mary Harrison. 

5 II John* Chew, b. 1687. 

III Joseph* Chew, b. 1689. 

IV Nathaniel* Chew, b. 1692. The others died young. 

1^0. 4. 
iSamuer Chew 3d, (Samuel^ Chew, Jr. Samuel" 

382 CHEW. 

Chew, Sr. John^ Chew.) eldest son of Samuel Chew 
and his wife, Anne, was born at Herring Bay, Calvert 
County, Maryland, May 28, 1683, and married August 
26, 1703, Mary, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Har- 
rison. She was born December 31, 1684, and died 
August 24, 1725. He died October 31, 1736. 

Issue nine children ; two were : 

I Samuel^ Chew, b. 1704 ; m. Henrietta Maria Lloyd, by 
whom he had several children, and after his death in 
1736, she married Daniel Dulaney, Jr., and had a son, 
Lloyd Dulaney, who was killed in a duel with the Rev. 
Bennett Allen. Samuel Chew had several children, one 
of them, Bennett Chew, married Anna Maria Tilghman, 
and had a daughter, Mary Chew, who married William 
Pacca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. 
<} II Richard^ Chew, b. May 16, 1716 ; m. Sarah (Lock) Chew, 
widow of his cousin, Samuel Chew, of John. 

IVo. 5. 

John^ Chew, (Samuel^ Chew, Jr. Samuel^ Chew, 
Sr. JOHN^ Chew.) second son of Samuel Chew, Jr., and 
his wife, Anne, was born April 8, 1687 ; married in 1708 
Eliza Harrison, and died in 17 17. His widow in 1722 
married Elihu Hall. 

Issue : 

7 I SAMUEt^ Chew, b. 1709 ; m. Sarah Lock ; d. 1749. 
II Ann* Chew, b. 171 1 ; m. Joseph Gerrard 1727. 

No. 6. 

Richard-^ Chew, Sr., (Samuel^ Chew 3d. Sam- 
uel^ Chew, Jr. Samuel" Chew, Sr. John^ Chew.) 

CHEW. 383 

third son of Samuel Chew 3d, was born in Calvert County, 
May, 1 7 16, and married January 5, 1750, the widow of 
his first cousin, Samuel Chew, of John, whose maiden 
name was Sarah Lock. He lived at Herring Bay, and 
died June 24, 1769. She died February i, 1791, aged 

The issue of Richard Chew was : 

8 I Maj. Richard*^ Chf.w, b. April 10, 1753; m. ist Margaret 

Mackall, 2d Frances Holland. 

II Capt. SamueIv" Chew. 

III Sarah® Lock Chew, ni. Lane. 

9 IV Philemon'* Lloyd Chew, b. July 23, 1765 ; ni. Anne Bowie. 

Xo. 7. 

SaniueF Chew, (John* Chew. Samuel^ Chew, 
Jr. Samuel^ Chew, Sr. John^ Chew.) only son of 
John and Eliza (Harrison) Chew, was born in 1709, and 
married Sarah, daughter of Dr. Richard Lock, about 
1736. He went to London, England, on business, and 
died there early in 1749. His widow the following year 
married his first cousin, Richard Chew, son of Samuel 
the 3d. 

Issue : 

10 I Samuel" Chew, b. 1737; m. ist Weems, 2d Priscilla 

II John*' Chew. 

11 III William" Chew, b. 1740; m. Elizabeth Reynolds. 
IV Elizabeth" Chew, m. ist Smith, 2d Sprigg. 

Xo. 8. 

Maj. Richard^ Chew, (Richard^ Chew, Sr. Sam- 

384 CHEW. 

UEL^ Chew 3d. Samuel" Chew, Jr. Samuee^ Chew, 
Sr. John* Chew.) eldest son of Richard Chew, Sr., and 
his wife, Sarah (Lock ; Chew) Chew (widow of his cousin, 
Samuel Chew), was born in Calvert County, Maryland, 
April 10, 1753. Served in the war of the Revolution 
and attained the rank of major. February 4, 1773, he 
married Margaret Mackall, daughter of Gen. James John 
Mackall and a sister of Gov. Robert Bowie's wife. She 
died May 20, 1779, having had two children. Major 
Chew married secondly. May 2, 1780, Frances, daughter 
of Thomas Holland, of Calvert County. She died Sep- 
tember 26, 1799, and he died June 6, 1801. 

Issue by first wife : 

I Richard' Chew, b. October 4, 1773 ; d. June 20, 1831 ; ni. 

December 20, 1804, Elizabeth, daughter of Leonard 
HoUyday, and had 
Issue : 

1 Richard* Chew, b. 1804 ; d. 1832 ; single. 

2 Margaret'* Mackall Chew, b. 1807 ; m. Dr. R. M. 

Issue : 

I Elizabeth^ C. Glass, b. 1835 ; m. Daniel C. Diggs. 

3 Leonard* Hollyday Chew, b. November 13, 1810 ; 

m. Amelia Bell. 

II Mary" Mackall Chew, b. 1776; m. Bringman. 

Maj. Richard Chew had issue by his second wife, Frances Holland : 
I Thomas' Holland Chew, b. 1781 ; m. Elizabeth Smith, 

and after her death, in 1825, he married Mary Davis ; he 

died 1840. 
IJJ II Philemon' Chew, b. February 20, 1789 ; m. Anna Maria 

Bowie Brookes. 

No. 9. 

Philemon'' liloyd Chew, (Richard^ Chew, Sr. 
Samuel* Chew 3d. Samuel'^ Chew, Jr. Samuel^ 
Chew, Sr. John^ Chew.) seventh child of Richard 

CHEW. 385 

Chew, Sr., and his wife, Sarah (Lock) Chew (widow of 
his cousin, Samuel), was born in Calvert County, Mary- 
land, July 23, 1765, and on October 28, 1790, married 
Anne Bowie, daughter of Capt. William Bowie and a 
sister of Gov. Robert Bowie. They had 

I Margaret' Bowie Chew, b. 1791. 

II Euza'' Chew, b. 1793. 

III WilIvIAm'' Bowie Chew, b. 1794. 

IV Richard' Chew, b. 1796. 

V Robert' Bowie Chew, b. 1797. 

VI Samuel' Chew, b. 1798. 

VII Walter' Bowie Chew, b. 1799. 

VIII Henry' M. Chew, b. 1801. 

IX John' Chew, b. 1802. 

X Sarah' M. Chew, b. 1803. 

No. 10. 

Col. SaniueP Chew, (Samuel^ Chew. John^ 
Chew. Samuel^ Chew, Jr. Samuel^ Chew, Sr. 
JOHN^ Chew.) eldest son of Samuel Chew " of John " and 
his wife, Sarah (Lock) Chew, and a half-brother of Maj. 
Richard Chew (the latter's father being Richard Chew, 
Sr.), was born in 1737, and lived at "Upper Bennett," 
Calvert County, Maryland. He served in the Revolution- 
ary Army. Was a colonel of militia, and also a member 
of the " Federation of the Freemen of Maryland." He 
was twice married, first to a Miss Weems, and after her 
death he married Priscilla Claggett, a daughter of Rev. 
Samuel Clagett, and a sister of Bishop Thomas John 
Claggett. By his first wife he had one son, and two by 
his second wife. He died February 20, 1790. 

Issue : 

I Samuel' Chew, b. about 1763 ; was twice married, and 

386 CHEW. 

removed, in 1805, to Kentucky, where he died about 
1820, leaving a number of children by his second wife, 
who was the daughter of Walter Smith, of Calvert 
County, and a sister of the wife of President Zachary 
13 II Coi<. John' Hamii^Ton Chew, b. September 14, 1771 ; m. 
Priscilla Claggett. 
Ill Rev. Thomas' John Chew, m. Margaret C. Johns ; d. 
1797. No issue. His widow married Col. Washington 

IVO. 11. 

William*' Chew, (Samuel' Chew. John* Chew. 
Samuel^ Chew, Jr. Samuel^ Chew, Sr. John^ 
Chew.) third son of Samuel Chew and his wife, Sarah 
Lock (a half-brother of Maj. Richard Chew), was born 
about 1740, and in 1768 married Elizabeth Reynolds, 
daughter of Thomas Reynolds. She died April i, 1801, 
and he April 9th, only eight days later. 


I Sarah' Chew, b. July 11, 1770; m. ist Allen Bowie "of 

Fielder" and had one son. Fielder Bowie, who married 
three times. She then married Dr. Frisby Freeland, 
and thirdly Beverly R. Grayson. 

II Frances' Hoi,land Chew, m. Calvert, of Missis- 


III Mary' Chew, m. Dr. Thomas Reynolds, of Mississippi. 

IV William' L,ock Chew, b. April 10, 1778 ; m. October 22, 

1805, Rebecca, daughter of Frisby and Sarah (Rolle) 
Freeland. They removed to Mississippi, where she 
died June 12, 1840, and he July 17, 1858, at Bay St. 
Ivouis, Mississippi. 
Issue : 

I Frisby^ Freeland Chew, b. April 7, 1808 ; m. Maria 
Angelica, daughter of Gen. George W. and Ann M. 
(Hopewell) Biscoe, of Washington, D. C. He died 
July II, 1849, leaving 
Issue : 

I William' Lock Chew, b. 1841 ; killed at the 
battle of Franklin, Tennessee, 1864. 

CHEW. 387 

2 Monroe^ Grayson Chew. 

3 George^ Biscoe Chew. 

4 Rebecca' F. Chew, m. Capt. C. H. Lyman, 

United States Navy. 

5 Fielder' Bowie Chew. 

2 WiiiLiAM^ Lock Chew, b. 1810 ; m. Susan Monroe 

Smith ; d. 1844. 

3 Sarah* Rolle Chew, m. ist Maj. S. M. Grayson, 2d 

Gen. T. F. Grayson. 

4 AuGUSTiN* Chew, b. 1816 ; m. Elizabeth W. Thomp- 


5 Beverly* Grayson Chew, b. 1820; m. Elizabeth 


6 Thomas* Reynolds Chew, b. 1S26 ; ni. Mary Gray- 


7 Col. Robert* Edward Chew, b. 1829. Killed at 

Prairie Grove, Arkansas, 1862, in Confederate States 

Xo. 12. 

Philemon' Chew, (Maj. Richard*^ Chew. Rich- 
ard^ Chew, Sr. Samuel* Chew 3d. Samuel^ Chew, 
Jr. Samuel- Chew, Sr. John^ Chew.) fourth child 
of Maj. Richard Chew and his second wife, Frances (Hol- 
land) Chew, was born in Calvert County, Maryland, Feb- 
ruary 20, 1789. He removed to Nottingham, Prince 
George's County, Maryland, where for a number of years 
he was a merchant Later retired from mercantile busi- 
ness and resided on his plantation near the Patuxent 
River. February 21, 18 13, Mr. Chew married Anna 
Maria Bowie Brookes, the only child of Maj. Benjamin 
Brookes of the Revolutionary Army, and his wife, Mar- 
garet Sprigg Bowie, a daughter of William Bowie, Sr., 
and his wife, Margaret Sprigg, and a sister of Gov. Robert 
Bowie. (See William Bowie, Sr., Article No. 5.) General 
Brookes was the son of Benjamin Brookes, Sr., and died 
when his daughter was very young. The latter, after 
her ijiother's death, which occurred shortly after that of 

388 CHEW. 

her husband, was reared in the family of Gov. Robert 
Bowie, who was her guardian, and administrator of her 
father's estate. She was born November 17, 1789, and 
died July 18, 1862. Mr. Chew died September 30, 1850. 

Issue : 

I Dr. William* Holland Chew, b. July 10, 1815 ; d. March, 

1 841. 

II Margaret* Sprigg Bowie Chew, b. January 3, 1818 ; m. 

June 22, 1843, Judge William Hallam Tuck, a distin- 
guished lawyer of Anne Arundel County, judge of the 
Circuit Court, member of the House of Delegates, and 
State Senator. 
Issue : 

1 Maria** Louisa Tuck, single. 

2 Somervell® Pinckney Tuck, Consul General to 


3 Philemon" Hallam Tuck, m. Miss Devries. 

III Philomen* Chew, died while attending lectures at Balti- 

more Medical University. Single. 

IV Judge Richard* Benjamin Brookes Chew, b. May 14, 

1828, a lawyer of Upper Marlborough, Maryland, and 
judge of the Circuit Court. November 23, 1853, ^e mar- 
ried his cousin, Louisia Dangerfield Brookes, daughter 
of Capt. John S. Brookes and his first wife, Louisa 
Dangerfield, and has 
Issue : 

1 Louisa* Dangerfield Chew, b. November 14, 1854. 

2 Philemon" Chew, b. December 3, 1855 ; d. 1856. 

3 Anna" Maria Bowie Chew, b. November 22, 1856. 

4 John" Brookes Chew, b. January 9, 1859 ! d. 1876. 

5 Richard" Benjamin Brookes Chew, Jr., b. August 

8, 1862. 

6 Philemon" Walter Chew, b. May 26, 1863. 

7 William" Hallam Tuck Chew, b. April 7, 1867 ; d. 


8 Sarah" Dangerfield Chew, b. August 13, 1870 ; m. 

1896, Otto Zantzinger. 

No. 13. 
Col. John^ Hamilton Chew, (Col. Samuel" 

CHEW. 389 

Chew. Samuel-^ Chew. John* Chew. Samuel^ 
Chew, Jr. Samuel^ Chew, Sr. John^ Chew.) son of 
Col. Samuel Chew and his second wife, Priscilla (Claggett) 
Chew, was born in Calv-ert County, Maryland, September 
14, 1771, and served in the War of 1812-14. He married 
his first cousin, Priscilla Elizabeth Claggett, a daughter of 
Bishop Thomas J. Claggett and his wife, Mary (Gantt) 
Claggett. He resided in Calvert County, where he died 
March 22, 1830. 

Issue : 

I Mary" Chew, m. Fayette Gibson, and had 

Issue : 

1 Rebecca'' Gibson. 

2 Deborah® Chew Gibson. 

3 Fayette'' Gibson, Jr. 

4 Edward" Gibson. 

5 Mary'* C. Gibson. 

6 PriscilIvA" E. Gibson. 

7 Wiluam" Gibson. 

II Dr. Samuei.* Chew, b. April 29, 1807. Was professor of 

Practice of Medicine, Maryland University. He first 
graduated at Princeton in 1825, and at the Maryland Uni- 
versity in 1828. Resided in Baltimore, where he died 
December 26, 1863. Was twice married ; first to Eliza 
Fitzhugh, and after her death to Henrietta Scott. 

Issue by first wife : 

I Eliza® M. Chew, single. 

His issue by his second wife was : 

1 Anna" Chew, single. 

2 Henrietta" Scott Chew, single. 

3 Dr. Samuel" Claggett Chew. Graduated at Prince- 

ton in 1856, and at the University of Maryland in 
1858, and, like his father, is professor of Practice of 
Medicine, Maryland University. He has been twice 
married, first to Miss Gibson, by whom there was 
no issue. His second wife is Agnes Marshall, 
daughter of Alexander John Marshall of Warrenton, 
Virginia, and has 
Issue : 

1 John'" Marshall Chew. 

2 Samuel'" Claggett Chew, Jr. 

3 Henry'" Dorsey Chew. 

III Thomas* John Chew. Resides at Upper Bennett, Calvert 

County ; m. Jane Blake. 

390 CHEW. 

Issue : 

1 Elizabeth^ Claggett Chew, dead. 

2 PriscilIvA' Elizabeth Chew, single. 

3 Sarah^ Chew, single. 

4 Dr. John' Hamilton Chew. Settled in Chicago, and 

married Alice Meadowcroft. 
Issue : 

I Elizabeth^" Hamilton Chew. 

5 Jane* Blake Chew, single. 

6 Thomas' John Chew, m. Rosa R. Dulaney. 
Issue : 

1 Ros.\" D. Chew. 

2 Jeannette^" B. Chew. 

7 Joseph' Blake Chew, m. White. 

8 Mary' Claggett Chew, single. 

9 Nannie' Chew, m. Edward Gantt. 
Issue : 

1 Thomasi»J. Gantt. 

2 Edward^" Gantt. 

3 Jane^° B. Gantt. 
ID Samuel' Chew. 

IV William^ Paca Chew, m. Martha Douglass. He re- 

moved to Arkansas, and died leaving a large family. 

V Priscilla^ Elizabeth Chew, m. Rev. Henry Williams. 

Issue : 

1 Henry' Williams, of Baltimore, m. Georgiana 

Issue : 

1 Mason^" Weems Williams. 

2 HenryI' Williams. 

3 Elizabeth^" C. Williams. 

4 George" Weems Williams. 

5 John" H. Williams. 

6 Matilda" Williams. 

2 John' Hamilton Chew Williams, m. Bertha Wight. 
Issue : 

1 Henry" Howard Williams. 

2 John" H. C. Williams. 

3 Jesse" Williams. 

3 Ferdinand' Williams, m. Flora Johnson. 

4 Samuel' Chew Williams, m. Elizabeth Somervell. 
Issue : 

1 Somervell" Williams. 

2 Priscilla" Williams. 

3 Philip" Williams. 

4 Samuel C. Williams. 

5 Mary" E. Williams. 

5 Thomas' J. C. Williams, m. Cora Martin Maddox. 

CHEW. 391 

Issue : 

1 Thomas'" Noteley Williams. 

2 Henry'o Williams. United States Navy. 

3 Richard'" C. Williams. 

4 Ferdinand" Williams. 

5 Mary'o priscilla Williams. 

6 Anna'" Elizabeth Chew Williams. 

VI Elizabeth^ Claggett Chew, d. single. 

VII Rev. John* Hamilton Chew. A minister of the Episco- 

pal Church. Was rector of St. Paul's Parish, Maryland, 
for a number of years, and of other parishes in Maryland. 
Was a man of profound learning, and died about 18S6 in 
Washington, D. C. He married his first cousin, Sophia 
Genevieve Claggett, daughter of Dr. Thomas J. Clag- 
gett, a son of Bishop Thomas J. Claggett, and left 
Issue : 

1 Dr. Thomas" John Chew, b. 1846. Is a well-known 

physician of Washington, D. C. He married Ara- 
minta Carroll Calvert, a daughter of Maj. George 
Calvert, of Maryland. 

2 John* Hamilton Chew, m. ist Minnie West Claggett, 

who died without issue ; 2d May Addison, daughter 
of William Mead Addison, of Baltimore, and has 
Issue : 

1 Genevieve'" Hamilton Chew. 

2 John'" Hamilton Chew. 

3 May'" Addison Girault Chew. 

3 Elizabeth* Claggett Chew, single. 


According to tradition, this family is sprung from Nor- 
man stock, the progenitor of the race having landed in 
England with William the Conquorer in 1067, and partici- 
pated in the battle of Hastings, 

The Rev. John Eversfield, a distinguished divine, who 
was born in England about 1701, emigrated to Maryland 
and married Eleanor Clagett, a daughter of Richard 
Clagett, Sr., says, in a diary which he kept: "Clagett of 
Houghton, County Cambridge, England, born prior to 
1 100, assumed in 1104, the arms as since borne by the 
family, namely : Ermine on a fess sable, three pheons, 
or ; crest, an eagle's head erased ; ermine ducally crowned, 
or, between two wings sable. Motto, Gratia Dei Grata ; 
translated, ' The acceptable grace of God.' " 

This description of the Clagett arms corresponds with 
that given in Burk's English Heraldry. Mr. Eversfield 
was noted for his scholarly attainments, and doubtless 
had carefully investigated the subject before writing the 
above. At present there are handsome estates owned by 
a family of Clagetts in Kent, England. 

About 1750 a certain Wiseman Clagett was sent by the 
British Government as Commissioner to New Hampshire, 
and has numerous descendants in the Northern and New 
England States. The Maryland family however are des- 
cended from a much earlier emigrant named Thomas. 

Robert Clagett, born about 1490, at Mailing, Kent 


Count)', England, is the first of the name of whom we 
have dh-ect ancestral record. His son, 

Richard Clagett, born about 1525-30, married a 
daughter of Sir Robert Gouder, and one of his sons was 

George Clagett, born about 1570. He was three 
times Mayor of Canterbury, namely, in 1609, 1622, and in 
1632. The name of his wife is not known. Two of his 
sons were Edward and Nicholas. The latter was born in 
1609 ; was a Puritan and an able moderator in philosophy ; 
was vicar of Medburn and popular with the " precise 
party." He died in 1663, and was buried in the chancel 
of St. Mary's, at Bury, St. Edmunds. 

He was designated as Nicholas, " the elder," and had 
two sons, both noted divines. He also wrote a book 
which he dedicated to his " honored cousin, William 
Clagett, and his dear consort. Lady Southcote." His son. 
Dr. Nicholas Clagett, " the younger," was born in 1650, 
and was for sixty years preacher at St. Mary's, at Bury, 
St. Edmunds. In 1693 he was Archdeacon of Sudbury, 
and died in 1727. //w son, Nicholas Clagett the third, 
was a distinguished divine; was elected Bishop of St. 
David's in 1739, and died December 11, 1746. 

Col. Edward Clagett, eldest son of George Clagett, 
Mayor of Canterbury, was born about 1605-7. Unlike 
his reverend brother, Nicholas, he was an ardent Loyalist, 
and held a commission in the army of Charles I. He 
is said to have been imprisoned in London Tower at one 
time by the Puritans. He married Margaret, daughter 
of Sir Thomas Adams, who was a Lord Mayor of London, 
and an author of some note. The names of five of Ed- 
ward Clagett's children are recorded ; three daughters, 
and two sons, Richard and Thomas. The last named 
emigrated to Maryland. 


Xo. 1. 

Capt. Thomas^ Clagett, son of Col. Edward Clagett, 
of London, England, and his wife, Margaret Adams, was 
born about 1635-40, in England, and for a time was an 
officer in the British Navy. He inherited landed estates 
in England, but about 1670 emigrated to Maryland, and 
settled in St. Leonard's town, on St. Leonard's Creek, 
Calvert County. 

He was apparently possessed of considerable means 
when he arrived in America, as he at once purchased, and 
received by royal grant, a number of large tracts of land 
in various parts of the Province, such as " Goodlington 
Manor," one thousand acres on the Eastern shore ; "Wes- 
ton," eight hundred acres, on the Western branch, near 
Upper Marlborough ; " Greenland," near the " Wood 
Yard," and " Croome," in what is now Prince George's 
County, as well as a large tract near St. Leonard's town. 
His name frequently appears on the early archives of the 
Colony, and he is always spoken of as " Captain Thomas 
Clagett, Gentleman." In 1683 he was appointed Coroner 
of Calvert County. In 1689 he is mentioned as one of 
the prominent Protestants who refused to participate in 
the revolt against the Roman Catholics. His wife was 
Sarah Patterson, of London, England. She joined him 
in a deed of entail to their son Thomas Clagett, Jr., of the 
estate known as " Weston," which had been first surveyed 
in 167 1 for Charles Boteler, and sold by him to Captain 

The deed was signed by John Smith, justice of the 
peace for Calvert, the maternal uncle of John Bowie, Sr. 
Captain Clagett executed a will in 1703, which was pro- 
bated in 1706. He devised to his son, Edward Clagett, 
the " land I inherited in England from my father, Col. Ed- 
ward Clagett." His son, Thomas, having received "Wes- 
ton," was not mentioned ; but Croome was given to his son 
Richard ; " Greenland " to his son John ; land in Calvert 


County to Charles (who was later a magistrate), and 
another tract to the youngest son, George. He left money 
to his daughters, Martha Clagett and Elizabeth Wards- 
worth, and the widow received the property in St. Leon- 
ard's town. The appraisements of his household effects 
was enumerated according to the rooms in which the 
furniture was located, and mention is made of a large hall 
in which hung a map of Maryland and family portraits. 
It is worthy of note that this first representative of the 
family in America invariably spelled his name with but one 
^, and the first of his descendants who altered the spell- 
ing was his great-grandson. Bishop Thomas J. Claggett. 
Captain Thomas Clagett's autograph, as well as that of his 
wife, is found on the parchment deed of entail for " Wes- 
ton," the original document being now in the possession 
of Mr. W. B. Clagett, his great, great, great, great, great- 
grandson. Captain Thomas Clagett and wife are sup- 
posed to have been buried at " St. Leonard's town," 
where he lived and died. Their descendants are very 
numerous, and we have only a partial list of those sprung 
from two of the sons. Edward is supposed to have 
returned to England, as his inheritance was there located. 

The two of whom we have record were : 

2 I Thomas^ Ci^agett, Jr., b. 1675 ; m. Mary . 

3 II Richard^ Clagett, b. 1681 ; m. 'Deborah Dorsey. 

5fo. 2. 

Tlionias^ Clagett, (Capt. Thomas^ Ci^agett, 
emigrant.) eldest son of Capt. Thomas Clagett, the emi- 
grant, and his wife, Sarah, was born in Calvert County, 
Maryland, about 1675. Received from his parents in 
1702 the fine estate called "Weston," near Upper Marl- 
borough, which was entailed upon him and his heirs 


"forever." He lived at "Weston," vi^here it is said he 
built a large dwelling and surrounded it with a park, 
which was in the English style and included, with other 
attractions, a number of deer. This house was destroyed 
by fire after the Revolution. He is mentioned as a justice 
of the peace for Prince George's, as well as a county 
commissioner, and, like his father, was known as 
" Captain ;" was also judge of the Orphan's Court in 1730. 
His wife's name was Mary, and she is thought to have 
been a Miss Keene. He was married about 1700, and 
died in 1732. His wife survived him until 1759, and 
both are buried at "Weston." Each executed wills, and 
their large family was provided for with gifts of land in 
various parts of the county. To his eldest son, Thomas, 
he deeded, in 1724, a plantation of two hundred acres, as 
well as other land later. He was the first of the long 
line of Thomas Clagetts who lived and have been buried 
at " Weston." He left five daughters and four sons. 

The latter being : 

4 I Thomas^ ClaCxETT, Jr., b. 1702; ni. Anne Belt; d. 1737. 
II Richard- Clagett. 

5 III JoHN^ CivAGETT. Lived near Piscataway. 
IV Chari^es^ C1.AGETT. 

Xo. 3. 

Richard' Clagett, Sr., "of Cioome," (Capt. 
Thomas^ Clagett, emigrant.) fourth son of Capt. 
Thomas Clagett and his wife, Sarah, was born about 1681 
(as he testified in a land suit) in Calvert County, Mary- 
land. Received from his father the extensive tract of 
land called " Croome," situated in Nottingham District, 
Prince George's County, and erected his dwelling about 
two miles from the present village called "Croome." 


About 1704-5 he married Deborah Dorsey, daughter of 
John Dorsey and his wife, Pleasauce Ely, widow of 
Charles Ridgley, of Baltimore County. John Dorsey was 
one of the three celebrated brothers who emigrated from 
"Hockly in the Hole," England, to Anne iVrundel 
County prior to 1664. They settled on the Severn River. 

In 1694 Maj, Edward Dorsey, the eldest of the three 
brothers, was field marshal of the Provincial Militia, and 
from 1692 to 1697 judge of the High Court of Chancery, 
and a member of the Maryland Assembly to 1705, which 
was the year of his death. Hon. John Dorsey was mem- 
ber of the Assembly, 1701 and 1702, and a member of the 
Upper House, or Council, from 17 10 until his death in 

Richard Clagett, Sr., is frequently mentioned as land 
.commissioner for Prince George's County, and as a 
purchaser or seller of land in various parts of the county. 
He left a will dated October 7, 1752 ; probated in Decem- 
ber of the same year. He is buried at " Croome." 

I Martha'* Ci^agett, m. Tubman, of St. Mary's 


6 II Edward^ Clagett, b. about 1706 ; ni. Mrs. Eleanor Brooke, 

nee Bowie. 

7 III Rev. Samuel'' Clagett, m. ist Elizabeth Gantt, 2d Miss 


IV Richard* Clagett, Jr., m. Lucy Keene. 

Issue, several children, one was: 

Richard* Keene Clagett, of Montgomery County, 

V Eleanor* Clagett, m. Rev. John Eversfield. (See Evers- 

field Sketch.) 

VI Mary* Clagett, m. Jeremiah Berry. (For issue see 

Sketch No. 50, Allen P. Bowie, and Berry Record.) 

Xo. 4. 
Thomas' Clagett, Jr., (Thomas' Clagett, Sr. 


Capt. Thomas' Clagett, emigrant.) eldest son of 
Thomas Clagett, of " Weston," and his wife Mary, was 
born at " Weston," near Upper Marlborough, Prince 
George's County, about 1702. His name appears fre- 
quently on the records of the county courts. He was 
often selected as judge of land commissions, and with his 
cousin, Richard Clagett, Jr., superintended the survey and 
laying out of lots in the towns of Nottingham and Upper 

In 1724 his father conveyed to him about two hundred 
acres of a tract called " Clagett's Purchase," and during 
the same year he married Ann Belt, daughter of Joseph 
Belt, Sr., and the latter's first wife. At his father's 
death he received another farm of two hundred acres, in 
addition to the entailed estate, " Weston," and was named 
executor. At that time he was not living at " Weston," 
and it is not probable he ever lived there after his mar- 
riage, for in his will dated August 5, 1737, he devises to 
his younger son " the farm on which I now live," and 
which was the same land which his father had given him 
upon his marriage. 

It is probable that as his mother and unmarried sisters 
were then residing at " Weston," he did not disturb them 
after his father's death by taking actual possession of his 
inheritance. He is buried at " Weston." His mother and 
wife administered upon his estate. 

Issue : 

8 I Thomas* Clagett, b. about 1726 ; m. Mary White. 

II Fogg* Henry Clagett, issue unknown. 

III Mary* Clagett, m. Davis, of Mount Hope. 

IV Sarah* Clagett, single. 

V ivUCY* Clagett, single. 

No. 5. 
Jolin^ Clagett, (Thomas-^ Clagett. Capt. 


Thomas' ClageTT.) third son of Thomas Clagett, of 
"Weston," and his wife, Mary, was born in Prince 
George's County, Maryland, about 1703-5. He settled 
near Piscataway, and is mentioned in his father's will 
dated in 1732. His wife is thought to have been Mary 
Meek. He had several children ; one named Sabret died 
single. There were also several daughters who did not 
His eldest son was : 

I Thomas* Clagett, "of Piscataway." His wife's name is 
not positively known, but was probably Priscilla 
They had fourteen children of whom we have record, viz : 

1 Horatio^ Clagpjtt. Served in the Revolutionary 

Army during the entire struggle, and was commis- 
sioned lieutenant. He then went to London, Eng- 
land. Married and died there. 

2 JOHN^ Clagett, m. . 

Issue : 

1 Samuel'' Clagett. 

2 David*' Clagett. 

3 ''•, a daughter, m. Dr. Dorsey. 

3 Thomas* Clagett, m. . Lived in Piscataway. 

Issue : 

1 Mary* Clagett, m. Duckett. 

2 Thomas" Clagett. 

3 Judson" Clagett. 

4 Hannibal" Clagett. 

4 Zadock* Clagett, m. . 

Issue : 

1 Sallie" Clagett, m. ist John Wiley, a lawyer; 

2d Benjamin Miller. 

2 Jane" Clagett, m. John Compton. 

5 Walter* Clagett, m. Williams. 

Issue : 

1 William" Clagett. Resided in Georgetown, 

D. C. 

2 Walter" Clagett, single. 

3 Martha" E. Clagett, m. Henry Addison, brother 

of Rev. W. D. Addison. 

4 Sarah" Clagett, m. Jeremiah Berry. 
Issue : 

1 Walter^ Berry. 

2 William^ Jeremiah Berry, m. Eliza Clagett. 

(See Berry.) 

400 CLA GETT. 

5 Darius'* Clagett, hi. Providence Dorsey Brice. 
Ivived in Washington. 
Issue : 

1 William" H. Clagett, m. Clare. 

Issue : 

1 Morris* Clagett. 

2 W.8 H. Clagett. 

3 Margaret® Clagett, m. November 5, 

1898, Visconipt Henri de Sibour. 

4 Gertude* Clagett. 

2 Mary^ Anne Clagett, ni. Smith Thompson. 

3 Dorsey' Clagett, m. Kendig. 

4 John" Clagett, m. Alice Gunnel. 

5 Eliza' B. Clagett, b. 1836 ; m. Ethan Allan ; 

d. February 8, 1899. 

6 Ethbert' Clagett. 

7 Maurice' Clagett. 

8 Charles' Clagett. 

6 Alexander^ Clagett, m. . 

Issue : 

1 Levi" Clagett. Killed in the War of 1812. 

2 Ely« Clagett. Settled in Baltimore. 

7 Hezekiah^ Clagett, m. . 

I Hezekiah*' Clagett, Jr. 

2 ", a daughter, m. a son of Hezekiah Magru- 

der, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

8 Walter^ Clagett, d. single. 

9 Richard^ Clagett. 

10 David'^ Clagett. 

11 Nathaniel^ Clagett, d. single. Lived near Piscat- 


12 William^ Clagett, m. in 1780, Harriet Sothron ; d. 

in 1792. His widow in 1796 married Col. John 
Hancock Beans. 
' Issue of William Clagett was : 

1 Thomas" H. Clagett, m. Henrietta B. Marbury. 

2 William" Clagett, Jr., single. 

3 Horatio" Clagett, m. Rebecca Gantt, and re- 

moved to Bedford County, Tennessee, in 1809. 
Issue : 

1 Horatio' Clagett, Jr., m. . 

2 William' Clagett. 

4 Mary" Clagett, m. George Tyler. 

5 Sallie" Clagett, m. Dr. Thomas Ramsey 

Issue : 

1 Gonsalvo' Hodges. 

2 Zulienna' Hodges. 


3 Zarah' Hodges. 

4 Adeline" Hodges, m. ist Dr. Benjamin Mun- 

dell. No issue. Married secondly, Thomas 
Clagett, of Weston. (For issue see Article 
No 12.) 

13 Mary^ Clagett, m. Turner, of Frederick, 


14 Annie^ Clagett, m. Chesley, of Georgetown, 

D. C. 
Issue : I 

1 Zadock" Chesley, m. Mary Clagett. 
Issue : 

1 John" F. Chesley. 

2 Dr. James" Chesley. 

3 Daniel" Sprigg Chesley, m. Mollie Scott. 

2 Elizabeth" Clagett Chesley, m. Daniel Sprigg. 

3 Sarah" Chesley, m. George Harry, of George- 

town, D. C. 
Issue : 

I Susan'' Harry, m. Thomas William Clagett. 
(See Article 13.) 

4 Alexander" Chesley, m. — . 

Issue : 

I ', a daughter, m. Robert Harper, of 

Vicksburg, Mississippi. 

ITo. 6. 

Edward^ Clagett, (Richard^ Clagett, Sr. Capt. 
Thomas^ Clagett, emigrant.) eldest son of Richard 
Clagett, Sr., and his wife, Deborah Dorsey, was born at 
"Croome," Prince George's County, Maryland, about 
1706. In 1732 his father deeded to him a large part of 
the Croome estate, and he married Eleanor Brooke, widow 
of Benjamin Brooke, Sr., son of Col. Thomas Brooke, of 
Brookefield. She was the daughter of John Bowie, Sr., 
and his wife, Mary Mullikin, and had one son by her 
first husband, viz : Benjamin Brooke, Jr. (See Bowie 
Record, Article 3.) In 1755 Eleanor (Bowie) Clagett 
joined her husband in conveying a portion of the Croome 


estate to their eldest son, John Clagett, also in selling to 
her father, John Bowie, another large portion of the 
Croome property. Some years later Edward Clagett re- 
moved to Frederick County, where he died, and his 
widow afterwards married a Mr. Skinner, of Baltimore 

The issue of Edward and Eleanor Clagett was : 

9 I John* Clagett, b. 1733 ; m. 1755 Casandra White. 

II Richard* Clagett, ni. Digges. 

III Mary* Clagett, m. Magruder. 

IV Nicholas* Clagett, m. the widow Ridgely. 

V Wiseman* Clagett, m. January 17, 1779, his cousin, Pris- 

cilla Bowie Lyles, daughter of Hilleary Lyles and his 
wife, lyucy Bowie, daughter of James Bowie (son of John 
Bowie, Sr.) ; d. 1785. 
Issue : 

1 Sarah^ Anne Clagett, m. . 

2 Agnes^ Clagett, m. . 

3 Eleanor^ Bowie Clagett, b. December 6, 1783; m. 

Col. Gassaway Watkins, President of the Society of 
the Cincinnati, and last surviving officer of the old 
Maryland line. A daughter by this union married 

Warfield, and their son Hon. Edwin Warfield, 

is president of the Fidelity Company, of Baltimore. 

VI Eleanor* Bowie Clagett, b. 1749; m. 1767 John Berry, 

who was born in 1736, and removed from Prince George's 
to Lower Frederick County. (See Bowie Article 3.) 

Xo. 7. 

Rev. SaniueP Clagett, (Richard- Ci^agett, Sr. 
Capt. Thomas^ Clagett.) second son of Richard 
Clagett, Sr., of Croome, and his wife, Deborah (Dorsey) 
Clagett, was born at " Croome," Prince George's County, 
about 1 7 10, and settled on his estate near Nottingham. 
About 1740 he married Elizabeth Gantt, daughter of Col. 
Edward Gantt, of Calvert County. 

He began the study of theology ; was admitted to 


orders ; went to England, where on December 20, 1747, he 
was ordained a priest of the Episcopal Church by the 
Lord Bishop of Peterboro. Returned to Maryland and 
was rector of Christ Church, Calvert County; St. Paul's 
Parish, Prince George's, and William and Mary Parish, 
Charles County. 

About 1750 his wife died, and a year or so later he 
married Anne, daughter of Dr. Gustavus Brown, of "Rich 
Hill," Charles County, and his wife, Frances, daughter of 
Gerard Foulke. He died in 1756 ; executed a will in 
which he provided for two children, and one expected to 
be born. His widow afterwards married Dr. Robert 
Homer, of Virginia. 

Issue by first wife : 

I PRISC11.LA* C1.AGETT, m. Col. Samuel Chew, of Calvert. 
(See Chew.) 
10 II Bishop Thomas* John Claggett, b. October 7, 1743; ni. 

Mary Gantt. 
Samuel Clagett's issue by his second wife was : 

I Dr. Samuei,* CIvAGETT. Settled at Warrenton, Virginia, 
where he died March 29, 1820. 

"So, 8. 

Thomais^ Clag^ett, (Thomas'^ Clagett, Jr. 
Thomas^ Clagett, Sr. Capt. Thomas^ Clagett, 
emigrant.) eldest son of Thomas Clagett, Jr., and his 
wife, Anne (Belt) Clagett, was born near Marlborough 
about 1726. In 1730 his grandfather, Joseph Belt, con- 
veyed to him a horse and Negro woman, " for the love I 
beare my infant grandson, Thomas, son of Thomas Clagett, 
Jr." In 1749 he witnessed the will of his grandmother, 
Mary Clagett. 

In 1767 he and his wife, Mary, sold to Judson Coolidge 
a tract of land called "Bristol," and another to 


William Beans. About 1749 he married Mary White, of 
Frederick County. His death occurred about 1774, and 
he is buried at Weston. His widow administered upon 
his estate, and, as several of the children were minors, 
did not complete its settlement until 1793. She died in 

11 I Thomas^ CivAGETT, b. 1750; m. Sarah White. 

II Chari,ES^ Clagett, b. 1753 ; m. Verlinda ; d. March 

4, 1833. Lived near Upper Marlborough, and was a 
close friend of William Bowie 3d. His plantation after- 
wards was bought by Charles Bowie, son of William. 
Mrs. Clagett died at the age of fifty, but neither the date 
or her maiden name are given on her tombstone. 
Issue : 

1 Gustavus** a. Cl,aGETT, attorney at law ; d. single 

in 1810. 

2 Sarah* Anne Clagett, b. 1778; m. John Duvall ; d. 

March 30, 1861. No issue. 

3 Mary* Clagett, m. Zadock Chesley. 

III LUCY^ Clagett, m. Joseph White, of Montgomery County. 

Issue : 

1 Thomas* Clagett White, m. Rachel Clagett, his 

first cousin. Died in 1822, and his widow then mar- 
ried John Busey. 
Issue : 

I Joseph' Gustavus White, b. 1821 ; d. 1870 ; single. 

2 Harriet* White, m. Thomas Clagett, of Weston, her 

first cousin. 

IV Eleanor^ Clagett, m. Scott ; d. July, 1822. 

Issue : 

1 Thomas* Clagett Scott. 

2 Martha* Clagett Scott. 

3 Elizabeth* Clagett Scott. 

4 TiLGHMAN* Scott. 

5 JuDSON* Scott. 

6 Martha* Eleanor Scott. 

7 Mary* Anne Scott. 

8 Richard* K. Scott. 

V Mary* Clagett, m. Scott. Issue not given. 

VI Dennis* Clagett, d. young. 


No. 9. 

John^Clagett "of Edward," (Edward^ Clagett. 
Richard^ Ci<agett, Sr. Capt. Thomas^ Clagett, 
emigrant) born at Croome, about 1733, received part of 
his father's estate in 1755, when he, married Casandra 
White. Later removed to Anne Arundle County, and 
was a very large land-owner. He signed his name John 
Clagett "of Edward," to all legal papers. Date of death 
not given. 

I Joseph^ White Ci,agett, b. about 1758. Lived near Upper 

Marlboro ; married May 21, 1782, Eleanor Digges, daugh- 
ter of William Digges ; d. 1828. 
Issue : 

1 Susannah^ Maria Ci^agett, m. Charles Hill. 
Issue : 

1' C. H11.1,, m. Emily Snowden. 

2 Susan' Hill. 

3 Helen' Hill, m. Judge John B. Brooke. 

2 Anna® Maria Clagett, m. Francis Hall. 

3 William® Digges Clagett, m. ist Sarah Young, 2d 

Mary Bowie, daughter of Thomas Bowie, of Bladens- 

II Walter^ Clagett, b. 1760 ; m. Miss Woodward. 

Issue : 

1 Walter® Clagett, Jr. Removed to Ohio. 

2 Harriet® Clagett, b. 1805 ; m. Thomas Jefferson 

Dorsett; d. 1898. She was the mother of Mrs. 
Robert A. Clagett, Mrs. Lyons, Mrs. George Berry, 
Dr. Walter Dorsett, and Jefferson Dorsett. 

III William^ Clagett, b. 1763 ; m. 1790, Casandra Gibbs ; d. 

June 5, 1815. 
Issue : 

1 Joseph® Clagett, d. young. 

2 John® Clagett, m. Sallie Carmen, of Baltimore. No 


3 Thomas® Clagett, m. Elizabeth Welch, of Baltimore. 
Issue : 

1 Mary' Clagett, a Catholic nun. 

2 William' Clagett, killed in Confederate Army. 

4 Mary® Clagett, b. 1808 ; single. Living in 1899. 

5 Dr. Richard® Henry Clagett, b. 1809 ; d. January 

24, 1851. Buried at Mount Pleasant; m. 1836 Grace 


Harrison Waring, born 1812, daughter of Henry 
Waring, of Mount Pleasant, and his wife, Sarah Har- 
rison. She died May i^ i860. 
Issue : 

I Henry' Waring Clagett, b. 1840 ; m. 1863, 
Mattie Bowling, daughter of Col. John D. Bowl- 
ing and Elizabeth Childs. 
Issue : 

I Grace^ Clagett, m. Frank H. Hill. 
Issue : 

1 Christobei.'' Hill. 

2 Grace' Hill. 

3 Frank® Hill. 

6 William" Clagett, d. young. 

7 Albert'' Clagett, m. Harriet Harwood, 
Issue : 

1 Margaret' Clagett. 

2 Eleanor' Clagett. 

8 Edmund* Clagett, d. 1846 ; single. 

9 Nicholas* Clagett, d. young. 

No. lO. 

Biishop Thomas* John Claggett, (Rev. Samuel^ 
Clagett. Richard^ Clagett, Sr. Capt. Thomas^ 
Clagett, emigrant.) only son of Rev. Samuel Clagett 
and his first wife, Elizabeth (Gantt) Clagett, was born near 
White's Landing, a few miles south of Nottingham, 
Prince George's County, Maryland, October 3, 1743. 
Was a student at the academy at Lower Marlborough, 
Calvert County, Maryland ; from there he went to Prince- 
ton College, New Jersey, where in 1764 he received the 
degree of A. B., and in 1765 the degree of A. M. In his 
early boyhood he was instructed by the Rev. Dr. John 
Eversfield, a learned divine who was born in England ; 
emigrated to America; settled near Croome, Prince 
George's County, Maryland, and married Eleanor Clagett, 
the aunt of Thomas John Claggett. It is related that Dr. 
Eversfield was fond of fox-hunting, and sometimes when 



anxious to join the hounds would lock young Claggett 
up in his little brick study and go off with the key in his 
pocket. The bricks of this study were later used in con- 
structing the vestry-room of St. Thomas' Church, Croome. 
After leaving Princeton, Thomas J. Claggett went to lyon- 
don, England, where, by the Bishop of that ©ity, he was 






Bii^ho]) Thomas John Claggett. 

in 1767 ordained Deacon and Presbyter. Returning to 
America he became the rector of several parishes during 
the next twenty years, among them being St. Paul's in 
Prince George's County, and St. Ann's in Annapolis. 
September 17, 1792, at Trinity Church, New York City, 
he was elected Bishop, and was the first Episcopal Bishop 


consecrated in America. In 1800 he was the Chaplain 
of the United States Senate, and in 1808 founded Trinity 
Church, in Upper Marlborough, which he handsomely 
endowed, and also gave it the silver communion service. 

He married his first cousin, Mary Gantt, of Calvert 
County, arid resided on his inherited estate, " Croome," 
near St. Thomas' Church. He was the first of his family 
in Maryland who spelled the name with a double g. 
After his return from England, he stated that his re- 
searches while in the latter country indicated that the 
proper mode of spelling his name was " Claggett." Dur- 
ing the Revolutionary War he rather leaned to the side 
of England, as so many of the ministers of his Church did 
during that era. He was a great friend of the Rev. John 
Bowie, and, like him, was dubbed " Tory " by the more 
zealous patriots, but his pure character and great ability 
gained the love and admiration of even his opponents. 
He made some alterations in his family coat of arms at 
the same time he changed the spelling of his name, and 
the device on the seal he used is now the seal of the Dio- 
cese of Maryland. He is described as a very large man, 
standing six feet four inches, possessing a deep, powerful 
voice, and impressive delivery. 

He died August 3, 18 16, and was interred in a grave- 
yard near his dwelling, which he himself had constructed, 
and where his wife and children were also buried. This 
was enclosed by a brick wall, and the marble slab placed 
over his grave bears an inscription written in Latin by 
Francis Scott Key. It is a very long one, the latter 
portion reading, " He ruled the Church with firmness 
and faithfulness, and adorned it with his character ; he 
left an honored name to his Church and country." At 
the General Convention of Bishops and Clergy held in 
Washington, October, 1898, it was determined that 
Bishop Claggett's remains should be removed from their 
resting place near Croome, and re-interred on the site of 
the Episcopal Cathedral now in process of erection on the 


heights overlooking Washington from the northwest. 
Accordingly, on October 3 1 the remains of the Bishop 
and his wife were disinterred and brought to Washington, 
where, on November i, 1898, they were again laid to rest 
with impressive ceremonies conducted by Bishop Henry 
Y. Satterlee, assisted by a number of other noted Church 
dignitaries. A monument will be placed over him after 
the cathedral has been finished. 

Dr. Thomas^ John Claggett. Practiced medicine very 
successfully in Frederick County, Maryland, for many 
years. He married Sophia Martin, daughter of Honore 
Martin, a French refugee and Protestant, who settled in 
Rockville, Maryland, and married Sophia, daughter of 
Keene Clagett, son of Richard Clagett, Jr., of Croome, 
and his wife, Lucy Keene. 
The issue of Dr. Claggett was : 

1 Thomas* John Claggett, Jr. , m. Anne Perry Hilleary 

and had 
Issue : 

1 Thomas'' John Claggett, of Frederick County, 

m. Marie Louise Staley and has 
Issue : 
I Maude* Claggett. 

2 Honore' Martin Claggett, m. Mary White. 
Issue : 

1 Thomas* John Claggett. 

2 Benjamin* White Claggett. 

3 Honore* Martin Claggett. 

4 Laurence* Gray Claggett. 

3 Mary' Martin Claggett, m. Thomas Schley, a 

first cousin of Admiral Schley, and has 
Issue : 
I Anne* Perry Claggett Schley. 

2 Mary* Priscilla Claggett, m. Dr. Thomas Notley 

Issue : 

1 Anne' Fowler Maddox. 

2 Cora' Martin Maddox, m. Thomas J. C. Wil- 

liams. (See Chew.) 

3 Samuel' Maddox. 

4 Dr. Thomas' J. C. Maddox. 

5 Sarah' Sophia Maddox, m. John T. Wood, of 

Georgetown, D. C. 


3 L/AURa" EiyiZABETH Cr<AGGETT, m. Dr. John Gray, of 


4 Sarah® Claggett, m. Henry Duvall. Removed to 

Issue : 

1 Henry' Duvali*. 

2 Hawkins' Duvai.i.. 

5 Vioi^etta" Claggett, m. Tuisco Marlow. Removed 

to Kansas. 
Issue : 

1 Thomas' Judson Mari^ow. 

2 Florence' Mari^ow. 

3 Blanche' Marlow. 

4 Nora' Marlow. 

5 Richard' Claggett Marlow. 

6 Laura' Genevieve Marlow. 

7 Minnie' Marlow. 

6 Sophia" Genevieve Claggett, m. Rev. John Hamil- 

ton Chew. 
Issue : 

1 Thomas' John Chew, M. D., m. Araminta Calvert. 

2 John' Hamilton Chew, m. ist Minnie West 

Claggett, 2d May Addison. • (See Chew.) 

3 Elizabeth' C. Chew, single. 

7 Martha** Matilda Anne Claggett, m. Grafton 

Duvall Dorsey. 
Issue : 

1 Sophia' Dorsev, m. Robert Bruce Wallace. 
Issue : 

1 William* Bruce Wallace. 

2 Edward* Dorsey Wallace. 

3 Robert* Bruce Wallace, Jr. 

4 Dorothy* Wallace. 

2 Robert' Edward Dorsey. 

3 Grafton' Duvall Dorsey, Jr. 

S> Samuel** Claggett. Resides at Peterville, Maryland. 
Married Elizabeth West. 
Issue : 

1 Minnie' West Claggett, m. John Hamilton 

Chew. Died without issue. 

2 Sophia' Claggett, m. John Garrott Crampton. 
Issue : 

I John* Hugh Crampton. 

3 John' Hugh Martin Claggett. 

4 Thomas' West Claggett. 

5 Samuel' Claggett, Jr. 

6 Louis' Benoit Keene Claggett. 

7 Sarah' Genevieve Claggett. 


II Samuel^ Claggett. An attorney at law. Died 1802 ; 


III Mary* Claggett, m. John Eversfield of Matthew. No 


IV Charles* Nichoi^as Claggett, d. with cholera while visit- 

ing Baltimore in 1832 ; single. 

V Elizabeth* Laura Claggett, ni. Josiah Young. No 


VI Priscilla* Elizabeth Claggett, m. her first cousin, Col. 

John Hamilton Chew, of Calvert Count)-, Maryland. 
He died 1830. (See Chew.) 

Xo. 11 

Thomas' Clagett, (Thomas^ Clagett. Thomas'* 
C1.AGETT, Jr. Thomas^ Clagett, Sr. Capt. Thomas^ 
Clagett, emigrant.) eldest son of Thomas Clagett, of 
Weston, and his wife, Mar\-, was born abont 1750, and 
in 1774 inherited his ancestral home, "Weston," which 
was his by entail. He is said to have had one black and 
one blue eye. The large old dwelling at Weston was de- 
stroyed by fire about the time of the Re\'olution, and he 
resided in a smaller house some distance back of the origi- 
nal building. In 1777 he was a judge of the Orphan's 
Court. In 1776, by decree of the Legislature, he was al- 
lowed to sell to Judson Coolidge, that portion lying on 
Cabin Branch, in order to satisfy a number of debts he 
had incurred. He is said to have served as a private in 
the Revolutionary Army. About 1785, he married his 
cousin, Sarah White, daughter of Gustavus White. He 
died in July, 1790, leaving an infant son and daughter. 
His wife administered the estate, being assisted by his 
brother, Charles Clagett, and John Smith Brookes. She 
died in 18 15. Her estate was administered by her son, 
Thomas, and by her son-in-law, and nephew, Thomas 
Clagett White. Thomas Clagett and wife are buried in 
the family graveyard at Weston. 


Issue : 

I Rachel® CivAGETT, b. 1788; m. ist in 1811 her first cousin , 
Thomas Clagett White, son of her father's sister, Lucy 
Clagett, and her mother's brother, Joseph White. She 
had nine children by this union, but all died young ex- 
cept one son, Joseph Gustavus White, who was born in 
1821, and died single in 1870. She and husband lived at 
' ' Stony Lonesome, ' ' in Montgomery County. After the 
death of Mr. White, his widow married John Busey, of 
Montgomery County, who was the son of John Busey, 
Jr., grandson of John Busey, Sr., and great-grandson of 
Paul Busey, a descendant of George Busey, who emi- 
grated to Maryland in the Seventeenth Century, and re- 
ceived large grants of land. John Busey died in 1832, 
and his widow in June, 1844. 
Issue : 

I Samuel^ Clagett Busey, b. July 23, 1828, in Mont- 
gomery County, Maryland. Attended the Rockville 
Academy, and then studied medicine in the office of 
Dr. Hezekiah Magruder, of Georgetown, D. C. Ma- 
triculated in the University of Pennsylvania, where 
he graduated in medicine April 8, 1848. He re- 
turned to Washington, where he located, and, on 
May I, 1849, married Catherine, eldest daughter of 
Peter D. Posey, of Montgomery County, Maryland. 
Dr. Busey rapidly rose in his profession, and his skill 
and scientific knowledge caused him to be recognized 
as one of the foremost physicians in the country. In 
1877 he was elected president of the Medical Society 
of the District of Columbia, and again in 1894, since 
which date he has been annually re-elected to the 
same office. In 1888 he received the degree of LL- 
D. from St. Mary's University, Baltimore, Mary- 
• land, and was one of the delegates to the Interna- 

tional Medical Congress held in London, England, 
a few years since. He is a member of the Philosoph- 
ical and Anthropological Society of the Washing- 
ton Academy of Science, and of the Columbia His- 
torical Society. In addition to his contributions to 
the science of medicine, he is the author of several 
works relating to the early history of Washington, 
and his " personal reminiscences ;" "Pictures of 
Washington, "a souvenir; "Annual Addresses," etc., 
etc., are alone sufficient to raise the author to the 
highest level among the literary and scientific men 
of his day. The characteristic force and grace of 
expression throughout his writings at once attracts 


the reader and holds his interest in the subject. As 
Dr. Busey's intellect has excited the admiration of 
the public, so in private has he been loved and vene- 
rated for his kindly disposition and generous conduct 
to those less fortitnate, whom he has aided through- 
out his long professional career of over fifty years. 
Mrs. Busey died in 1S92 without children and is 
buried in Rock Creek Cemetery. 
2 William' Busey, b. 1832. A civil engineer by pro- 
fession, but which he abandoned in consequence of 
ill-health. He married Elizabeth Dunlop, and died 
in 1 881, without issue. 
12 II Thomas'* Clagktt, b. 1790, twice married. 

Xo. 12. 

Thomais^ Clagett " of Weston," (Thomas' Clag- 
ETT. Thomas^ Clagett. Thomas^ Clagett, Jr. 
Thomas^ Clagett, Sr. Capt. Thomas^ Clagett, 
emigrant.) only son of Thomas Clagett and his wife, 
Sarah (White) Clagett, was born at "Weston" in 1790, 
the year his father died. Inherited " Weston," and built 
on the site of the original dwelling the fine brick house 
now standing. He was one of the most successful farmers 
who ever lived in Prince George's County, and, it is said, 
was worth very nearly a million dollars when the Civil 
War commenced. He served in the War of 1812, and 
was wounded in the arm. He was noted for his fine 
business ability, and strict adherence to what he believed 
to be right. His word once passed, he was never known 
to swerve a hair's breadth from his promise. A man of 
cold, undemonstrative manners, he was yet a devoted 
father, and richly endowed each of his children when 
they became of age. 

In 181 2 he married his double first cousin, Harriet 
White, daughter of his mother's brother, Joseph White, 
and the latter's wife, L,ucy Clagett, sister of Thomas Clagett, 


the elder. She died about 1836, and on November 13, 
1838, he married Mrs. Adeline Mundell, widow of Dr. Ben- 
jamin Mundell, and a daughter of Dr. Thomas Ramsey 
Hodges, of Marlborough, and his wife, Sallie Clagett, 
daughter of William Clagett, a descendant of the second 
son of Capt. Thomas Clagett, No. 2. Mr. Clagett died 

Thomas Clagett. 

August 27, 1873, and his widow in 1883. He is buried 
at " Weston." 

Issue by first wife : 

I Thomas" Clagett, b. 1813 ; d. in infancy. 
13 II Thomas" William Clagett, b. 1815 ; m. ist Susan Harry, 
2d Sarah I,ewis. 


III Joseph" White Clagett, b. 1816; d. i8;6. 

IV Stephen" Clagett, d. young. 

V Lucy' Clagett, m. Polidore Scott. 

Issue : 

I Mary'* Scott, m. Daniel Sprigg Chesley. 

VI Eliza'' Clagett, m. William J. Berry. (For issue see 

Berry Record.) 

VII Charles" Clagett, b. 1S19; m. 1846 Mary Mullikin, 

daughter of Baruch Mullikin and his wife, Sophia Oden. 
They resided at "The Cottage," near Marlborough. 
Mr. Clagett was an ardent Democrat, but would not ac- 
cept any office other than judge of the Orphan's Court, 
which he held a number of years. Was a very success- 
ful farmer, and died at the age of seventy-four, leaving 
a large estate. His widow survived him two years. 
Issue : 

1 Charles* Thomas Clagett, b. 1852; m. 18S3 Eliza- 

beth Caldwell. Was elected State Senator in 188S, 
and died in 1892. 

1 Charles" Clagett, d. in infancy. 

2 Alice** Clagett. 

3 Mary^ Clagett. 

2 William^ Baruch Clagett, b. 1854; m. 1883 Kate 

C. Duckett, daughter of Richard Duckett and his 
wife, Elizabeth M. Waring. Mr. Clagett is chair- 
man of the Democratic State Committee, and was 
elected in 1897 State Senator. Resides near Marl- 
Issue : 

1 Margaret** W. Clagett, b. 1885. 

2 Charles" Clagett. 

3 William" Clagett. 

4 Rachel" Clagett. 

VIII Virginia' Clagett, d. young. 

IX Robert" Clagett, b. 1826. Received from his father a 

fine estate called " Oakland," near Marlboro', and was a 
successful and opulent planter. December 26, 1849, he 
married Emily M. Dorsett, daughter of Thomas Jefferson 
Dorsettand his wife, Harriet Clagett, daughter of Walter 
Clagett, descended from Edward Clagett and his wife, 
Eleanor Bowie. Died 1897. 
Issue : 

1 Thomas^ Jefferson Clagett, b. November 24, 1850 ; 

m. December 14, 1881, Catherine W. Bowie. (See 
Maj. Thomas F. Bowie Sketch for issue.) 

2 Lucy* Clagett, m. 1883 Frederick Sasscer, Jr. (See 

record of children in list of Margaret Bowie's de- 


3 Robert* A. Ci^agett, Jr., d. at the age of twenty. 

4 Emii,y* M. Clagett, single. 

5 Jackson^ L,ee Davis CIvAGETT, m. 1898 Rose Butler. 

6 Arthur® N. Ci^agett. Divinity student. 

The issue of Thomas Clagett by his second wife, Adeline Hodges, 

I Sarah' CIvAGETT, b. 1839 ; m. Dr. Edgar Wood. 

Issue : 

1 Ci.AGETT'^ Wood. 

2 Ada** Wood. 

3 Wade^ Wood. 

4 Elsie* Wood. 

5 Mary* Wood. 

6 Sarah* Wood, d. 1897. 

II Thomas' Clagett, b. 1840; m. ist, November 8, 1865, 

Helen Dunlop. She died without issue April 30, 1866. 
He married 2d, October, 1869, Mary M. Bowie, daughter 
of Gen. Thomas F. Bowie and his first wife, Catherine 
H. Waring. 
Issue : 

1 Thomas* Clagett, b. 1870 ; d. in infancy. 

2 Charles* Thomas Clagett, b. 1873. 

3 Henry* Bowie Clagett, b. 1876. 

4 Reverdy* Johnson Clagett, b. 1877 ; m. January 

25, 1899, Kate E. Macintosh. 

5 Thomas* Fielder Bowie Clagett, b. 1878. 

6 Meyer* IvEwin Clagett, b. 1880 ; d. in infancy. 

III GoNSALVO' Clagett, b. 1843 ; "i- Caroline Van Antwerp, 

daughter of Gen. Verplank Van Antwerp ; d. 1875. 
Issue : 

1 Jennie* Clagett, m. Joseph S. Wilson. 
Issue : 

1 Carroll" Wilson. 

2 Elizabeth" Wilson. 

2 Thomas* Vervan Clagett, b. 1872. 

3 Adeline* Clagett. 

IV Adeline'' Clagett, m. ist Rev. Mr. Kershaw, 2d Dr. M, 

Humes. No issue by either marriage. 

V Rachel' Clagett, m. Charles J. Kinsolving, brother of 

Bishop Kinsolving. 
Issue : 

1 Charles* Kinsolving. 

2 Julia* Kinsolving. 

3 IvUCY* Kinsolving. 

4 Rachel* Kinsolving. 

Xo. 13. 


Judge Thomas' William Clagett, (Thomas" 
Clagett. Thomas^ Clagett. Thomas^ Clagett. 
Thomas^ Clagett, Jr. Thomas- Clagett, Sr. Capt. 
Thomas^ Clagett.) eldest son of Thomas Clagett, of 

Judge Thomas IVilliani Clagett. 

Weston, and his first wife, Harriet (White) Clagett, was 
born at Weston, Prince George's County, Maryland, Aug- 
ust 30, 18 1 5. Educated in Alexandria, and received a 
farm from his father, near Marlborough. In 1833, when 
but eighteen years of age, he married Susan Guigir Harry, 
only child of George Harry, of Georgetown, D. C, and 


his wife, Sarah (Chesley) Harry. She was the daughter 
of John Chesley and his wife, Anne Clagett, a descendant 
of John Clagett, third son of Capt. Thomas Clagett, No. 
2. (See attached note for Harry descent.) 

At the age of twenty-one Thomas William Clagett 
entered the field of politics and was twice elected (defeat- 
ing the Democratic candidate, Walter W. W. Bowie) to 
the Legislature. In 1846 his wife died, and a year later 
he married Sarah B. Lewis, of Massachusetts, by whom 
he had no surviving children. In 1850 he moved to 
Keokuk, Iowa, where he again became a prominent figure 
in politics ; was elected member of the Iowa Legislature 
and judge of the Circuit Court. In i860 he established, 
and was editor of the " Keokuk Constitution^^ a daily 
publication which was recognized as one of the ablest 
journals in the West. Bitterly opposed to secession, he 
fought the movement most vigorously and was ever a 
Union man. But as a Democrat he criticised the admin- 
istration severely and drew upon himself the resentment 
of the extremists, who instigated an attack upon his 
publishing house, which was sacked by a mob, and his 
printing presses thrown into the Mississippi. Yet before 
the night was over he fished them up, and the following 
day the paper appeared as usual, unsparingly denouncing 
the leaders of the mob. The better element of the town 
was with him and he was not again molested. A man of 
brilliant abilities and unflinching courage, he was uni- 
versally admired by both friends and adversaries, and 
when he died April 14, 1876, the press of the entire State 
united in paying tributes to his character, both public 
and private. Among his friends were many men who 
have left a national fame. He lavished a large fortune, 
upon party associates, and was noted for his open-handed 
liberality. His widow died in 1888 and is buried at 
Portland, Oregon ; his first wife is buried at Weston, his 
father's home, and he is buried at Keokuk, Iowa. 


Issue : 

14 I Thomas* Clagett, b. September 21, 1834; 111. Elizabeth 

II GEORGE* H. CI.AGETT, b. 1836 ; d. 1862, in Nevada ; single. 

III WiivUAM* Horace ClaGETT, b. September 21, 1838 ; m. 

April 29, 1861, Mary Hart, of Keokuk. Studied law; 
was admitted to the bar ; removed to Nevada, and was 
elected to the Legislature in that State. Removed to 
Montana, and was elected as a Republican delegate to 
Congress for that Territory . Owing to his fluency of speech 
was called "the silver-tongued orator of the West." 
Was the originator of the bill creating the Yellowstone 
National Park. Removed to Idaho, and was president of' 
the Constitutional Convention, which framed the Con- 
stitution for the new State. Was by the Legislature 
elected United States Senator, but his seat was disputed 
by Fred G. Dubois, who was awarded the seat by the 
Senate on technical grounds. Was again nominated for 
the same position in 1896, and lacked but two votes of 
election. Finding he could not control the necessary 
number of votes, in order to defeat Dubois, he threw his 
•influence to Heitfeldt, who was elected. He is the 
author of a work on currency and banking, and is inter- 
ested in mining, and resides in Murray, Idaho. 
Issue : 

1 Mary« CI.AGETT, b. 1863 ; single. 

2 lD.\HO» ClvAGETT, b. 1866. 

3 Thomas^ W. Ci^agett, b. 1868 ; m. ; lives in 

Portland, Oregon. 

4 Mabel" Clagett, b. 1870; m. Frederick Lucas, of 

Spokane, Washington. 

5 George" Dixon Ci^agett, b. March 4, 1873 ; m. 

1898 Ermina Heyburn, of Spokane, Washington. 

6 Emma" G. Clagett, twin ; b. 1873. 

7 William" H. Clagett, Jr., b. 1876 ; enUsted in First 

Oregon Regiment and sailed for Manila, Philippine 
Islands, in June, 1898. 

8 Grace" Clagett, b. 1881. 

IV Sarah* Clagett, b. 1840 ; d. single. 

V Susan* Harry Clagett, b. 1842 ; m. Samuel Pettingill, of 

Vermont. An authoress of considerable note; died 
Issue : 

1 Harry" Pettingill. 

2 Sidney" B. Pettingill. 


No. 14. 

Thomas' Clagett " of Iowa," (Judge Thomas^ 
W. Clagett. Thomas'' Clagett, of Weston. Thomas^ 
Clagett. Thomas^ Clagett. Thomas^ Clagett, 
Jr. Thomas- Clagett, Sr. Capt. Thomas^ Clagett, 
emigrant.) eldest son of Judge Thomas W. Clagett and 
his wife, Susan (Harry) Clagett, was born near Upper 
Marlborough, Maryland, September 21, 1834. Removed 
with his father in 1850 to Keokuk, Iowa. December 
13, 1855, he married Elizabeth Sophia Eichar, daughter 
of Peter Eichar and his wife, Sophia Isham. (See Eichar 
and Isham Sketches.) In 1869 Mr. Clagett received from 
his grandfather a plantation located near " Weston," in 
Prince George's County, Mainland, and removed with his 
family back to his native State. As there were several 
Thomas Clagetts in the neighborhood, he adopted as his 
distinctive signature, " Thomas Clagett, of Iowa." 

I Susan* Eichar Ci.agett, b. March 10, 1859. 

II Thomas* Clagett, Jr., b. March 3, i860. Is the ninth 

Thomas Clagett in direct descent. Removed to Idaho 
in 1882 and engaged in mining. In 1896 was elected a 
member of the Idaho Legislature, and supported his 
uncle for the United States Senate. In May, 1898, he 
enlisted in the ist Regiment, Idaho Volunteers, and 
was appointed corporal in Company F. Sailed from San 
Francisco with his regiment June 29 for Manila, Philip- 
pine Islands, and is now in active service fighting the 
Philippine Insurgents. 

III Eleanor* Clagett, b. July 20, 1862 ; m. September 23, 

1885, Walter Worthington Bowie. 
Issue : 

I RuTH^" Worthington Bowie, b. July 17, 1886. 

IV Lavinia* Klem Clagett. 

V Sarah* Chesley Clagett. 

VI Charles* William Clagett, b. September 3, 1869. 

Attorney at law. 

VII Sophia* Isham Clagett. 

VIII Harry* Guigir Clagett, b. January 24, 1874. 

IX George* Maxwell Clagett, b. July 3, 1876. 


X Elizabeth' Yates Clagett, b. May 30, 1879; d. Novem- 

ber 20, 1889. 

XI Royden' Douglas Clagett, b. September 3, 1880. 


The ancestors of the Maryland family of this name 
were originally natives of Normandy, France, and spelled 
the name " Harrie." They were Huguenots, and upon 
the revocation of the edict of Nantes, in 1685, removed to 
Holland. Two grandsons of the French Huguenot 
emigrated with their wives and children to Maryland in 
1745, and settled near Hagerstown, the name of the vil- 
lage at that era being Elizabeth. These brothers, Martin 
and Jacob, had been raised to be careful agriculturists, and 
practicing their thrifty knowledge in the management of 
their rich lands in Maryland, lying on Antietam Creek, 
soon grew to be wealthy, substantial citizens. Their 
children became zealous patriots, and actively aided the 
cause of their brethern in the struggle for independence. 

Jacob^ Harry, the eldest of the two emigrant 
brothers, died in 1788, and is buried at Hagerstown. He 
left four sons. His wife's name is not given. 

Martin^ Harry, (Jacob^ Harry.) third son of Jacob 
Harry, the emigrant, was born about 1755. lyike his 
father was a prosperous farmer, and merchant of Hagers- 
town, and is said to have served in the Revolutionary 

About 1782 he married Susan Sailer, who was born in 
1 76 1, and was the daughter of Peter Sailer and his wife, 
a Miss Shanefeldt. Peter Sailer was the son of Matthias 
Sailer, who was born in Holland in 1710 ; married there, 
and emigrated to Maryland in 1745, and settled on six 


hundred acres of land located on Antietam Creek. Martin 
Harry died in 1787 leaving two daughters and a son who 
was born shortly after his death. His widow a few years 
later became the wife of John Guigir, a well-to-do mer- 
chant of Hagerstown, by whom she had no children, and 
died September 4, 1805. 

George^ Harry, (Martin- Harry. Jacob^ Harry.) 
only son of Martin Harry and his wife, Susan (Sailer) 
Harry, was born April 3, 1788, a few months after his 
father's death, and was reared in the home of his step- 
father, John Guigir, at Hagerstown. Later he removed 
to Frederick, and then to Georgetown, D. C. On May 
25, 1813, he married Sarah Chesley, daughter of John 
Chesley, of that town, and his wife, Anne, thirteenth child 
of Thomas Clagett, of Piscataway. He only lived three 
years after marrying, and died in July, 1814, leaving an 
infant daughter, his only issue. 

Snsan^ Guigir Harry, (George^ Harry. Mar- 
TiN^ Harry. Jacob^ Harry.) only issue of George 
Harry and his wife, Sarah Chesley, was born October 14, 
18 14. Married in 1833 Thomas William Clagett, of 
Prince George's County, and died in 1845. (For issue 
see Clagett Note.) Her eldest son, Thomas'^ Clagett, born 
in 1834, married Elizabeth Eichar, of Keokuk, Iowa. (See 
Eichar Note.) 


The Eichars came from the city of Eichstadt, or Aich- 
stadt, in Bavaria. This town was one of note for many 
centuries ; it contained a cathedral and ducal residence, 
and for generations was ruled by Bishops. The name 
Eichar is probably derived from the word ei'c/i, " the 


oaks," as the ducal castle of the reigning family is said to 
have been surrounded by oak trees. As a village and 
town gradually grew up around it the place was known 
as " Eichstadt," and the ruling family, descended from 
the original owners of the place, became "Eichars." 

The following sketch of the American family which 
bears the name is taken from an account of them written 
by the late Mrs. Judge Lake, a daughter of the house. 
She died at an advanced age in New York more than 
thirty years since. 

About 1750 a youuger son of the ruling house of Eich- 
stadt, known in his native town as a prince, and possess- 
ing a peace-loving disposition, grew weary of the wars 
and political intrigues around him, decided to leave his 
native land aud to take his wife and two children to the 
New World, hoping to find in the colony, founded by 
William Penii, that quiet and rest he could not enjoy in 
Bavaria. Disposing of his property, and with a consid- 
erable sum of money, he embarked with his little family 
for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When the ship arrived 
in America the captain of the vessal reported that Von 
Eichstadt and his wife had both died en route, and been 
buried at sea ; that he found no money among his effects, 
and that the two little children, a boy and a girl, were 
destitute. As it was known that the intending emigrant 
had with him a large sum which could never be found, 
it was always suspected that the captain had poisoned 
his passengers and then robbed them. Kind Quakers 
took charge of the little orphans and gave them a good, 
plain education. Barbara, a girl of six years when she 
arrived in America, became the wife of Jacob Weaver, 
a young surveyor of Little York, Pennsylvania. The 

Peter^ Eichar, was born in 1742, in Eichstadt, 
Bavaria, and grew up with his Quaker benefactors to be 
a sober, industrious and thrifty farmer and mill-owner, at 


Little York, Pennsylvania. He bought a large tract of 
land near Greensburg, Pennsylvania, which at that era 
was only a frontier village. Shortly after moving to his 
new property he married Nancy Smith, and built a sub- 
stantial stone house on his land, about a mile from Greens- 
burg. His wife was the daughter of John Smith, a sturdy 
frontiersman, whose life had been one of thrilling adven- 
ture for many years with his neighbors, the Indians. He 
lived to a great age, and died in 1807. Mrs. Lake states 
that he had frequently told her of his hair-breadth escapes. 
On one occasion he was captured by the Indians and 
taken bound to their camp, which was located where now 
stands the city of Pittsburg. The savages proceeded to 
hold their usual games in celebration of their success, 
and Smith was compelled to run " the gantlet," that is, 
he is forced to run as fast as possible down a line, between 
two rows of warriors, who endeavored to knock him down 
as he passed, with club and hatchet. If he should suc- 
ceed in reaching the end of the line alive, his life would 
be spared. Though several times knocked down, the 
captive being gf vigorous frame, at last reached the 
coveted goal, though bruised and wounded. A French- 
man who witnessed the performance then bought him of 
the Indians and took him to Detroit, from which point 
he at last escaped and returned to his family. Peter 
Eicher grew quite wealthy, and amply provided for each 
of his eight children. Most of them settled in the sur- 
rounding country. He died March 8, 1819, and he and 
his wife are both buried in the Lutheran cemetery, at 

Joseph^ Eicliar, (Peter^ Eicher.) second son of 
Peter Eichar, the emigrant, and his wife, Nancy (Smith) 
Eichar, was born near Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in 1774. 
His father bestowed upon him a farm near his home, and 
built on it a large stone house. On October 10, 1800, 
he married Anne Suman, of Greensburg, and for several 


years lived on the land his parent had given him. He 
was, however, of a roving and restless disposition, more 
visionary than practical. Believing he could do better 
farther west, he sold his estate and went to Ohio and set- 
tled upon a large tract of new land near what is now the 
town of Worcester. Here he was constantly in danger 
from the Indians, and several times his family had to flee 
for their lives to a neighboring fort. During the War of 
1812, he with difficulty protected his home from his sav- 
age foes, who were continually on the war path. Once 
his wife hid the children in a corn shock while the In- 
dians were raiding their house. Mr. Eichar was a second 
Colonel Sellers, and continually saw a fortune in new en- 
terprises which usually ended in loss. Once he started a 
large flour mill, another time he worked a stone quarry, 
which he sold to engage in the digging of a well, which 
he sunk to a depth of four hundred and sixty-five feet, 
looking for salt, and struck the first oil discovered in 
Ohio, but, being ignorant of its value, failed to derive any 
advantage from the discovery. Still conceiving that the 
true Eldorado was further west, he started a fresh chase 
of the rainbow, and selling out his possessions near Wor- 
cester, moved his family by wagon to Sandusky, where 
he shortly after contracted typhoid fever, and died October 
17, 182 1. His wife was a woman of great courage and 
practical sense, and with her eight little children returned 
at once to Worcester. By strict economy and industry 
she reared her family, acquired a comfortable competency, 
and died September, 1862, at the age of eighty-three. 

Peter'' Eichar, (Joseph^ Eichar. Peter^ Eicha r, 
emigrant.) the third child and eldest son of Joseph 
Eichar and his wife, Anne (Suman) Eichar, was born 
in 1805 near Greensburg, Pennsylvania ; removed with 
his parents to Worcester, Ohio, when very young, and for 
a number of years was a farmer. 

While on a visit to Watertown, New York, he met 


Sophia Isham, the daughter of Asa Ishain and his wife, 
Sarah (Chapman) Isham, and married her June lo, 1835. 
She was born August 20, 1810, at Colchester, Connecti- 
cut, previous to the removal of her parents to Watertown. 
(See Isham Sketch.) Peter Eichar, some years after his 
marriage, removed to Keokuk, Iowa; was interested in real 
estate and one of the leading citizens of that western town. 
Later retired from active business, and died at Keokuk, 
June 15, 1868, aged sixty-three. His wife died in 1895 
at the home of her daughter in Pierce City, Missouri. 
Issue : 

I Elizabeth* Sophia Eichar, b. near Worcester, Ohio, April 

24, 1836; m. at Keokuk, Iowa, December 13, 1855, 
Thomas Clagett, eldest son of Judge Thomas W. Clagett, 
of Maryland, and later removed with her husband to 
Maryland. She is the mother of eleven children. (See 
Clagett Sketch for complete list.) 

II Anne* Eliza Eichar, m. ist Robert Ruddick, 2d J. B. 

Robert Ruddick's issue : 

1 Robert^ Ruddick, Jr. 

2 Kate^ Ruddick. 

3 Rose* Ruddick. 

4 Mary* Ruddick. 

5 Flora* Ruddick. 

6 Jesse* Ruddick. 
J. B. Akin's issue : 

1 Madeline* Akin. 

III Eleanor* S. Eichar, b. December, 1842 ; m. W. L. Ver- 

million. No issue. 

IV Lavinia* Klem Eichar, b. 1844; m. Dr. S. K. Hicks, of 

Issue : 

I Kelsey* Hicks. 

This family traces a descent through many generations 
of noble ancestors back to the Thirteenth Century, and it 


is claimed that the name is of even more ancient origin 
stiH. Mrs. Roger A. Prior, in one of lier recent articles 
regarding the ancestry of the Virginia Lees, says the 
latter are descended maternally from the Ishams, and have 
through them " a long and noble line of English ances- 
tors ; tracing back through the Daytons, the Murrays, 
and Devere ; numbering among them several Chief 
Justices, Earls of Oxford, Lords of Addington, John de 
Quincy (a Magna Charter Baron), back to the Dukes of 
Normandy, Longue Epee, and Sanspeur, nay, royalty it- 
self, Hugh Capet and the Saxon kings. England has 
known no grander family than that of De Vere. Hard 
pressed in one of the battles of the crusades, a De Vere 
saw a vision of a star fall from Heaven and alight upon 
his shield. Ever after his family bore a lone star, and 
never was its luster dimmed. Gen. Robert E. Lee, Chief 
Justice Marshall, John Randolph, of Roanoke, and Thomas 
Jefferson are all descendants of Henry Isham, a member 
of this family." 

The first of the name of whom we have direct ancestral 
record was 

Robert de Iisham, who was born in 126 1. His son, 

Henry de Isham lived in 1330, during the reign of 
Edward HI. 

Robert de Isham, a direct descendant of Henry, 
suppressed the " de." He married Elizabeth, co-heiress 
of Ashton and Knoston, and died in 1475. 

William Isham, sou of Robert de Isham, married, 
in 1484, Elizabeth, widow of Thomas Brannspath, and 
died in 15 10. To him, on one occasion. King Richard 
in sent to request a loan of forty pounds. 

Thomas Isham, son of William and Elizabeth 
Isham just mentioned, married Eleanor, daughter of 


Richard de Vere, of Addington. He lived at his estate 
of Pitchley, and was known as "Thomas Isham, Esq., of 
Pitchley." They had three sons. John, the eldest, be- 
ing the ancestor of the present English baronet of the 

Enseby Isham, the youngest son of William and 
Elizabeth (de Vere) Isham, mentioned above, married 
Anne, daughter of Gyles Poulton, and had twenty child- 
ren. One of their sons was 

Sir Gregory Iishani, who in 1632 married Eliza- 
beth Cateline, of Rounds. They had a large family. 
Three of their sons, John, Henry, and William, emigrated 
to America about 1660, and settled at Barnstable, Massa- 
chusetts. William Isham died there unmarried. His 
brother, Henry Isham, after a few years, removed to Vir- 
ginia with his wife, Catherine, and settled at Turkey 
Bottom, on the James River. His daughter, Mary Isham, 
later married William Randolph, who had emigrated from 
Warwickshire, England, and settled on the James River. 
From this couple were descended John Rudolph, of Roa- 
noke, Thomas Jefferson, Chief Justice Marshall, Gen. 
Robert E. Lee, and many other celebrated men. 

Jolin^ Isham, son of Sir Gregory Isham, as men- 
tioned above, settled at Barnstable, Massachusetts, and on 
December 16, 1677, married Jane Parker, of Barnstable, 
and had seven children. He was one of the commission- 
ers of his township, and a man of considerable prominence 
in the colony. 

Isaac^ Isham, third son of John and Jane (Parker) 
Isham, was born at Barnstable, Massachusetts, February 
7, 1683, and became a wealthy and prominent citizen of 
that commonwealth. On May 3, 17 16, he married 
Thankful Limbert, of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and had 
eight children. 


DanieF Isham, seventh child of Isaac and Thank- 
ful (Limbert) Ishain, was born at Barnstable, Massachu- 
setts, April 13, 1729. He was for a number of years a 
member of the House of Burgesses, and one of the lead- 
ing men among the Patriots during their troubles with 
Great Britain. In October, 1756, he married Catherine 
Foot, of Cape Cod, and had seven children. 

Asa* Ishani, sixth child of Daniel and Catherine 
(Foot) Isham, was born at Barnstable, Massachusetts, in 
December, 1769. He removed to Colchester, Connecti- 
cut, where he married on December i, 1794, Sarah 
Chapman, of East Haddam, Connecticut. A few years 
later he removed with his family to Watertown, New 
York, where he died in 1852, aged eighty-two, and his 
wife, who was two years his junior, died in 1853. They 
left six sons and four daughters. 

8ophia^ Isham, eighth child of Asa and Sarah 
(Chapman) Isham, was born August 20, 18 10, at Col- 
chester, Connecticut, and removed with her parents to 
Watertown, New York, where she married on June 10, 

1835, Peter Eichar, a son of Joseph Eichar, of Worcester, 
Ohio. For a number of years she resided with her 
husband at Worcester, and at Edinburg, Ohio, 
and then removed to Keokuk, Iowa, where her 
husband died in 1 868, leaving several children. (See Eichar 
note.) Mrs. Eichar then made her home with her daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Dr. Hicks, at Pierce City, Missouri, where she 
died in 1895. 

Elizabeth*^ S^ophia Eichar, daughter of Peter 
Eichar and his wife, Sophia Isham, was born April 24, 

1836, at Worcester, Ohio. She removed to Keokuk, Iowa, 
with her parents, and was married there December 13, 
1855, to Thomas Clagett, son of Judge Thomas W. Clagett, 
of Maryland. She removed with her husband to Mary- 
land in 1869, and is the mother of eleven children ; ten 
of them still living. (See Clagett Article No. 14.) 


The Contees of Mar\land claim descent from a noble 
French family which was a branch of the royal houses of 
Conde and Conti. The arms borne by the Prince de 
Conti, the Baron de Conti, of Orange, the Count de Gra- 
viers, of Normandy, the Viscompts de Conti, of Rochelle, 
and the English family of Contee are all identical. The 
Viscompts de Conti, like their great relative, the Prince 
de Conde. were Huguenots. ^\Tiile the religious wars 
were raging in France during the reign of Louis XIIl, a 
Viscompt de Conri emigrated from Rochelle to London, 
England, in order to secure for himself a family freedom 
from persecution. 

Some twenty- years later, in 1643, a son of this French 
emigrant, Adolphe de Conti, was Lord Mayor of London, 
and the motto under his arms in Guild Hall is, " Pour 
Dieu et mon i?t>/." The first of the name of whom we 
have direct ancestral record is, 

Peter Contee. a surgeon of Barnstable, Devonshire, 
England. He was probably a great-grandson of the Vis- 
compte who emigrated from Rochelle. The name of 
Peter Contee's father is not given, but his mother's name 
was Grace, and she was a widow in 1707. His wife's 
name was Catherine. He had a brother. Col. John Con- 
tee, who emigrated to Maryland and settled in Charles 
Count\- about the end of the Seventeenth Centur\-. He 
was commissioned colonel of militia, and in 1707 ^^is 

COXTEE. 431 

one of the Council of State. He acquired large tracts of 
land, and for the era in which he lived was ver\- wealthy. 
Although twice married he had no children, and invited 
his nephew, Alexander Contee, the young son of his 
brother Peter, to join him in the Province, and gave him 
much property-. He died August 3, 1708. 

Xo. 1 

Alexander Contee. son of Catherine and Peter 
Contee, was bom at Barnstable, England, in April, 1693, 
and when about twelve years of age joined his nnde, 
John Contee, in Maryland. He early became a prosper- 
ous merchant in Nottingham, Prince George's Count\- ; 
acquired large tracts of land, and was for many years 
clerk of the Connt\- Court, an office of great importance 
in those da\-s. In 1724 he was elected a member of the 
House of Delegates. About 1 720-1, he married Jane, 
daughter of CoL Thomas Brooke, of Brook^dd, and his 
second wife, Barbara Den:. See Brooke Sketch.) ilrs. 
Contee received a ver\- large property from her &ther, in- 
duding that portion of *' Brookefield" on which stood the 
original Brooke dwelling and family grave\-ard. The 
latter, with adjoining land, descended through her son, 
Thomas Contee, to the latter's great-granddaughter, Mrs. 
Thomas F. Bowie, and is now known as " The Valley." 

Alexander Contee died December 24, 1740, and is 
buried at " The Valley : " a marble slab is over his grave. 
Near by are two smaller slabs in memory of his two little 
boys, each named Alexander, who died in childhood. 
Alexander Contee executed a will in which he provided 
ver>' liberally for his children, leaving land in Calvert to one 
son, while to another he left a large estate in Baltimore 
Count}-. He also left the minister of St. Paul's a guinea, and 

432 CONTEE. 

requested he should preach a sermon on "ye danger and 
folly of ye deathbed repentance." The home place went 
to his widow, who bequeathed it to her son, Thomas 
Contee. She died in June, 1779, ^^^^ executed a will. 
She mentioned her four daughters, her sons, John and 
Thomas, and the grandchildren by each. No reference 
was made to her two sons, Peter and Theodore, who were 
living when their father died. It is therefore probable 
they died before their mother, leaving no issue. 

Issue of Alexander Contee and his wife, Jane Brooke : 

2 I JoHN'^ Contee, b. 1722; m. 1745 Margaret Snowden. 

II Alexander^ Contee, Jr., b. 1724; d. April 11, 1734. 

III Peter^ Contee, b. 1726; d. prior to 1779; single. 

IV Jane^ Contee, b. 1728 ; d. February 21, 1S19 ; m. 1747 John 

Hanson, who was born in Charles County, Maryland, in 
1715 ; a son of Samuel and Elizabeth Hanson, and grand- 
son of John Hanson, emigrant, who died in 1713. John 
Hanson represented Charles County in the House of 
Burgesses from 1758 to 1768, when he removed to Fred- 
erick County, where he was also elected to the Legis- 
lature. In 1775 he enrolled the militia of Frederick, 
and was placed in command of a regiment. He con- 
structed a powder mill, and supplied the Patriot Army 
with powder. In 1780 was elected a delegate to the 
Continental Congress, and resigned from the army. In 
17S1 was, by a large majority, elected president of the 
Congress, and in 1782, as head of the new nation, issued 
letters of marque to prey upon the British commerce. 
These commissions were signed, "John Hanson, Presi- 
dent." He was literally the first President of the 
United States, and was then so regarded. He died in 

Issue : 

1 Ai^EXANDER^ Contee Hanson, b. 1749. Assistant 

private secretary to General Washington, judge of 
the General Court, and Chancellor of Maryland. 
He died in 1806. 
One of his sons was : 
I Alexander* Contee Hanson, Jr. Editor of 
The Federalist, and United States Senator. 

2 Dr. Samuel,^ Hanson, d. in the Revolutionary Army. 

3 JOHN^ Hanson, Jr. 

4 Capt. Peter^ Contee Hanson. Killed at battle of 

Fort Washington, 1776. 

CONTEE. 433 

5 Jane^ Contee Hanson, m. Philip Thomas, of Fred- 
One child was : 

I John* Hanson Thomas, m. Mary Isham Colson. 
A son of theirs was : 

I Dr. John* Hanson Thomas, of Baltimore, m. 
Annie C. Gordon. 
Issue : 

I DouGi^AS" H. Thomas. President of the 
Farmers' and Merchants' Bank of Balti- 

V Thomas'* ConTEE, b. 1729 ; m. Sarah Fendall ; d. 1811. 

VI Catherine-' Contee, b. 1732; m.John Harrison; d. July 

31, 1831, at her daughter's home in Georgetown, D. C. 
Issue : 

1 John^ Harrison, Jr. Surgeon United States Navy. 

2 AnnE'^ Harrison, m. John Beatty. 
One daughter was : 

I Anne* Beatty, m. Semmes, an English- 
Issue : 

1 John' B. Semmes. , 

2 JoHN^ Harrison Semmes, b. 1822 ; d. 1897 in 

Washington, D. C. 

3 Aldebarron^ Semmes, m. Mary Dorsey. 

Admiral United States Navy. 

3 Jane* Contee Harrison, m. Clagett, of 

Georgetown, D. C. 

4 Grace^ Harrison, m. Samuel Tyler. 

5 EIvIzabeth^ Harrison, m. Judge Madison Nelson. 

6 Sarah^ C. Harrison, b. 1780 ; m. 1801 Henry Waring. 
Her daughter : 

Catherine* H. Waring, m. Gen. Thomas F. 

VII Alexander^ Contee, b. 1734 ; d. October 20, 1744. 

VIII Theodore^ Contee, b. 1736 ; m. Elizabeth Smith, of Cal- 

vert ; d. without leaving issue. Was an attorney at law. 

IX Grace^ Contee, b. 1738 ; m. Hollyday. 

One child was : 
I Leonard^ Hoi<lyday. 

X Barbara^ Contee, b. January 21, 1741 ; m. John Read 

Magruder, Sr., in 1772 ; d. August 30, 1796. 
Issue : 

1 JOHN^ Read Magruder, No. 2 ; m. Amelia Hall. 

2 James^ Alexander Magruder, m. Millicent Beans. 

3 Judge Ai^exander* Contee Magruder. 

4 Jane* Contee Magruder, m. 1801, William Marbury. 

(See Marbury.) 

434 CONTEE. 

5 Thomas^ Magruder, b. 1782; m. 1803, Mary Bowie 

Xo. %, 

Col. Johii^ Contee, (Alexander^ Contee, emi- 
grant) eldest son of Alexander Contee and his wife, Jane 
(Brooke) Contee, was born near Nottingham, Prince 
George's County, Maryland, about 1722. He inherited 
a large estate from his father located in the northern part 
of the county, which he called " Pleasant Prospect," as 
well as half of a plantation called " Warburton." His 
name frequently occurs on the old county papers, and he 
is always called " Colonel " John Contee. He is men- 
tioned as participating in the various acts of citizens who 
met in Upper Marlborough to devise means for opposing 
British oppression. June 6, 1775, he was chosen as a 
delegate to represent his county at a meeting in Annapo- 
lis, and on July 26, 1775, he was one of the signers of the 
famous " Declaration of the Freemen of Maryland." 

About 1744 he married Margaret Snowden, who was 
born in 1726; a daughter of Richard Snowden "the 
younger," and his second wife, Mary Hotchkiss Thomas. 
Richard Snowden was the son of Richard Snowden, Jr., 
and grandson of Richard Snowden, Sr., who emigrated to 
Maryland from Wales in the Seventeenth Century. John 
Contee executed a will in January, 1796, which was 
proven two weeks later. His wife survived him several 

Issue : 

I Elizabeth" Contee, b. 1746; d. 1827; m. James Keith, 
of Virginia. 
Issue : 

1 Margaret* Keith. 

2 Jane* Contee Keith. 

CONTEE. 435 

3 Catherine* Keith. 

4 John* Contee Keith. 

II Jane^ Contee, m. Digges. 

III Richard^ Alexander Contee, b. 1753; m. ist Mary 

Crawford, 2d Elizabeth Sanders ; d. 1818. 

IV Anne* Contee, b. 1759; m. September 23, 1779, Dennis 

Magruder, Sr. 

V Mary* Contee, m. 1785, Alexander W. Magruder; d. 


IVo. 3. 

Col. Thomas^ Contee, (Alexander^ Contee.) 
fourlh son of Alexander Contee and his wife, Jane (Brooke) 
Contee, was born at Brookefield, near Nottingham, Prince 
George's Connty, Maryland, about 1729, and inherited 
through his mother " Brookefield," the original home of 
his ancestor, Maj. Thomas Brooke, its first owner. Dur- 
ing the Revolutionary period he took a conspicuous posi- 
tion ; was chairman of various meetings of the citizens in 
Marlboro', member of the House of Burgesses, a delegate 
to the first State convention held at Annapolis in 1775, 
and was one of the signers of the " Declaration of the 
Association of the Freemen of Maryland." 

In 1776 was commissioned major of militia by the 
Council of Safety, and instructed to inspect the newly 
raised troops and to aid in the equipment of the volun- 
teer forces. Was sent to Philadelphia to confer with the 
Continental Congress as to the proper organization of the 
army and the general plans for defense. Was elected to the 
State Legislature, and for many years was chairman of 
the Republican party in Prince George's County. He 
executed a will a few days prior to his death in January, 
181 1, and is buried at "Brookefield" (now called the 
" Valley ") in the family graveyard. Colonel Contee was 
married about 1751 to Sarah Fendall, who, born 



October 28, 1732, was a daughter of Benjamin Fendall, 
Sr., of Charles County, and his wife, Eleanor Lee, daugh- 
ter of Philip Lee, Sr,, and his wife, Sarah Brooke, a half- 
sister of Thomas Contee's mother. Mrs. Fendall was born 
in 1710, and died in 1759. Benjamin Fendall was born in 
1709 and lived at his home "Potomac," in Charles 

Colonel Thomas Coiitee. 

County, where he died in 1764. He was the son of Col. 
John Fendall and his wife, Ellen Hanson. Col. John 
Fendall was born in 1668, and died in 1734. He is said 
to have been a son of Josiah Fendall, Governor of Mary- 
land in 1655. Mrs. Thomas Contee is described as a 
very beautiful woman with a wealth of golden hair. She 

CONTEE. 437 

died March 20, 1793, and is buried at "The Valley." 
The picture of Colonel Contee shows a mild, handsome 
face, powdered hair, and a ruffled shirt and stock. 

His issue was : 

Alexander* Contee, b. 1752 ; resided in Nottingham. 
Died March 21, 1810, while on a visit to his brother in 
Charles County. His obituary notice refers to him as a 
man of polished manners and great learning. Was un- 
Rev. Benjamin^ Contee, b. 1755 ; d. 1815 ; m. Sarah Rus- 
sell L,ee. 
Eleanor'^ L,ee Contee, b. November 17, 1758 ; d. July 26, 
1786, at her father's home, Brookefield, and is buried in 
the family graveyard. She was married August 12, 
1780, to Dr. Michael Wallace, of Klkton, Maryland, who 
was born in 1749, and died September 29, 1794. They 
had six children ; two died on the same day and are 
bviried at " The Valley ;" three others died in infancy. 
One only survived : 

I Eleanor* L,ee Wallace, b. December 9, 1782 ; d. 
1846; ni. in 1825, Gov. Joseph Kent, who after her 
death married his deceased wife's first cousin, Alice 
Lee Contee, daughter of Rev. Benjamin Contee, but 
had no issue by this second marriage. 
Issue by first marriage : 

1 JOSEPH'" Kent, m. Kent. 

2 DeWitt^ Kent, m. Julianna Sudler. 
Among his issue was : 

I Julia" Ballard Kent, m. Dr. Henry Roland 
Walton, of Annapolis. 
Among the latter's issue is : 

1 Agnes" Maccubin Walton. 

2 " Walton. 

3 Catherine^ Kent, m. General Mitchell. Issue 

one son and one daughter. 

4 Sarah^ Fendall Kent, m. Philip Ashton Lee 

Contee, Sr. 

5 Jane^ Kent, m. Dr. Julius Hall. 
Issue : 

I Mary" Ella Hall, m. Robert Cyrus Griffith. 
Issue : 

1 Robert' C. Griffith, jr., d. young. 

2 Ernest' Griffith. 

3 Mary' Ella Griffith. 

4 Julia' Contee Griffith. 

5 Roberta' Griffith. 


1 Julia" Hai<i<, m. Alfred Osborne. No issue. 

3 Joseph'' Thomas Hai,l, m. Myra Garrison, of 

New York. 
Issue : 

1 Joseph' Thomas Hali,, Jr. 

2 Myra' Garrison Hali.. 

4 Wallace* Kent Hall, single. 

5 Julius* Hall, Jr., m. Elizabeth Claude Stock- 

ett, of Annapolis. 
Issue : 

1 Margaret' Harwood Hall. 

2 Frances' Stockett Hall. 

6 William* Hall, m. Mary E. Waters, of Lau- 

rel, Maryland. 

Jane^ ConTEE, b. 1761 ; d. November, 1825 ; m. February 
20, 1782, William Worthington, of Anne Arundle County 
and removed to Nottingham. (See Worthington and 
Bowie Sketches for issue.) 

Sarah^ Contee, b. March 11, 1767 ; d. 1844 ; m. May 30, 
1790, David Slater. Issue, one child which died in in- 
fancy. They are buried at the Valley. 

ETo. 4. 

Richard^ Alexander Contee, (Col. John^ Con- 
tee. Alexander^ Contee, emigrant.) only son of Col. 
John Contee and his wife, Margaret (Snowden) Contee, 
was born about 1753 at "Pleasant Prospect," in Prince 
George's County, and inherited his father's dwelling plan- 
tation. He is mentioned as participating in a meeting of 
citizens held in Upper Marlborough, January 6, 1775, and 
was placed on the Committee of Inspection for the 
Patuxent District to watch the movements of the British 
ships. It is also said that he fought in the Patriot Army 
during the Revolution. 

June 6, 1785, he married Mary, eldest daughter of 
David Crawford, of Marlborough. She died March 11, 
1787, aged nineteen, leaving no issue. About 1790 he 
married Elizabeth Sanders, and died in November, 18 18, 
having had 

CONTEE. 439 

Issue : 

I Elizabeth* S. Contee, m. May 29, 1805, Dennis Magru- 
der, Jr. 
6 II Lieut. John* Contee, b. November 9, 1794 ; m. ist Eliza 
Duckett, 2d Anne Louisa Snowden. 
Ill Richard* Ai^exander Contee, Jr. He is said to have 
died single. 

No. 5. 

Rev. Benjamin^ Contee, (Col. Thomas^ Contee. 
Alexander^ Contee, emigTrant.) second sou of Col. 
Thomas Contee, of" Brookefield," and his wife, Sarah (Ken- 
dall) Contee, was born near Nottingham, Prince George's 
County, Maryland, in 1755. At the commencement of the 
Revolutionary War he entered the army, was commissioned 
lieutenant, and later promoted to captain. When his 
term of enlistment expired he was elected to the Legisla- 
ture, and again in 1785. In 1787 elected a member of 
Congress. After serving in Congress he went to Europe ; 
traveled through Spain, France, and England. On his 
return to America he completed his study of theology, 
which he had previously begun, and was admitted 
to Holy orders ; passed through several degrees to 
that of Doctor of Divinity, and for a number of years 
was a learned and distinguished minister of the Episcopal 
Church. At the time Bishop James Kemp was elected Suf- 
fragan Bishop, Dr. Contee was absent from the convention 
on account of illness, but so highly was he esteemed, and 
his admirers so numerous, he came very near being 
elected instead of Mr. Kemp, receiving but two votes less 
than the latter prelate. Dr. Contee was the incumbent of 
the Port Tobacco Parish for several years, and during 
that time was appointed chief judge of the Orphan's 
Court of Charles County, and held that office up to the 
time of his death. 

440 CONTEE. 

In 1794 he married Sarah Russell Lee, his cousin, 
daughter of Philip Thomas Lee, of " Blenheim," Charles 
County, and made his home at " Bromout," near the 
Potomac River. He died November 30, 1815, and is 
buried at " Bromont," Charles County, by the side of his 
wife, whose death occurred December 10, 1810. 

Issue : 

7 I Philip* Ashton I,ee Contee, b. April 5, 1795 ; twice mar- 

II E1.EAN0R* Contee, d. young. 

8 III Edmund* Henry Contee, b. 1799; d. 1832; m. Eleanor 

R. Lee. 
IV Alice* Lee Contee, b. 1803 ; m. July 8, 1828, Gov. Joseph 
Kent, whose first wife was Eleanor Lee Wallace (see 
Thomas Contee), the first cousin of Alice Lee Contee. 
The latter died withovit issue. 

Xo. 6. 

liieut. John* Contee, (Richard'^ Alexander 
Contee, Sr. Col. John^ Contee. Alexander^ Con- 
tee, emigrant.) eldest son of Richard Alexander Contee, 
Sr., and his wife, Elizabeth (Sanders) Contee, was born at 
" Pleasant Prospect," Prince George's County, Maryland, 
November 9, 1794. On December 28, 1813, when nine- 
teen years of age, married Eliza Duckett, only daughter 
of Isaac Duckett and his wife, Margaret (Bowie) Duckett, 
daughter of Walter Bowie, Sr. Isaac Duckett was born 
in 1753; died in 1823. He was nineteen years older 
than his wife ; was the son of Richard Duckett, and 
brother of Baruch Duckett. Mrs. Eliza Contee was born 
October 16, 1796, and died November 12, 1821, leaving 
four children. John Contee married secondly, February 
17, 1824, Anne Louisa Snowden, who was born in 
1801, and was the eldest daughter of Richard Snowden, 
of Prince George's County. 

CONTEE. 441 

John Con tee entered the United States Navy, and, for 
gallant conduct, received a vote of thanks from the Mary- 
land Legislature, vi'hich presented him with a sword and 
medals. He retired from the navy with rank of lieuten- 
ant, and died November 15, 1839, at his home, "Pleas- 
ant Prospect," which he devised to his son John. His 
will shows him to have been possessed of great wealth, 
part of which was inherited, and part acquired by his mar- 
tiage with Miss Duckett, whose father was one of the 
most opulent planters of his State. Lieutenant Contee's 
second wife was also wealthy. 

Issue by his first wife, Eliza Duckett, whs: 

I Mary^ Margaret Contee, b. December 3, 1814 ; d. 
October 31, 1831. 

9 II CapT. JOHN^ Contee, b. July 8, 1816; m. Mary ly. Jolliffe. 

III EUZA^ Contee, b. July 30, 181S ; d. December 8, 1836 ; 


IV Margaret^ Contee, b. July 28, 1820; m. Edward Shipley, 
lyieut. John Contee's issue by his second wife, Anne L,. Snowden, 

was : 

I Caroline^ Snowden Contee, b. April », 1825 ; d. 1826. 

10 II Chari^es^ Snowden Contee, b. October 31, 1830; m. 

Eliza Bowling. 
Ill Richard^ Contee, b. February 8, 1836. Served in Confed- 
erate Army. Married Anna Bowling, sister of his 
brother's wife. No issue. 

Xo. 7. 

Philip* Aislitoii L-ee Contee, Sr., (Rev. Benja- 
min^ Contee. Col. Thomas^ Contee. Alexander^ 
Contee, emigrant.) eldest son of Rev. Benjamin Contee 
and his wife, Sarah Russell (Lee) Contee, was born April 
5, 1795, and resided for many years in Alexandria, where 
he was engaged in business. He married when quite young 
Anne Russell Clerk-Lee, by whom he had two daughters 

442 CONTEE. 

She died, and on March 30, 1837, he married his second 
cousin, Sarah Fendall Kent, daughter of Gov. Joseph 
Kent, and the latter's first wife, Eleanor lyce Wallace. 
By this marriage he had one son, and died October 18, 1842. 
He is buried at St. Paul's Church, Alexandria. His 
widow some time later became the wife of Major Blake. 

Issue by first wife : 

I AucE^ Lee ConTEE, b. 1819; d. 1836, single. 

II Sarah^ FendalIv Contee, d. young. 
The issue of Mr. Contee by his second wife was : 

111 Philip* Ashton L,ee Contee, Jr., b. 1838 ; twice married. 

^o. 8. 

Edmund^ Henry Contee, (Rev. Benjamin^ Con- 
tee. Col. Thomas'^ Contee. Alexander^ Contee, 
emigrant.) youngest son of Rev. Benjamin Contee and 
his wife, Sarah Russell (lyce) Contee, was born 1799, ^"^ 
resided at " Bromont," Charles County, Maryland. Sep- 
tember 4, 1820, he married his cousin, Eleanor Russell 
Lee. He died July 18, 1832, when but thirty-three 
years of age, and according to the local papers of his 
county, "greatly regretted by a large circle of friends 
who knew and appreciated his many virtues." His 
widow removed to Alexandria, Virginia, where she died 
March 24, 1847. 

His only issue was : 

I Benjamin^ Contee, b. 1S22. Removed to Baltimore, where 
he married Caroline Hall, and resided in Baltimore 
County, Maryland, near Catonsville. He died in 1859. 
Leaving one son : 

I Louis" Contee. When a young man he removed to 
the West, and his present location is unknown. 

CONTEE. 443 

Xo. 9. 

€apt. John^ Contee, (Lieut. John* Contee. 
Richard^ Alexander Contee, Sr. Col. John^ Con- 
tee. Alexander^ Contee.) only son of Lieut. John 
Contee by his first wife, Eliza (Duckett) Contee, was born 
at " Pleasant Prospect," Prince George's County, Mary- 
land, July 8, i8i6. Graduated from the Naval Academy 
and served a number of years in the United States Navy. 
Retired with the rank of lieutenant. In i86i was 
elected captain of the cavalry company known as " The 
Planters' Guards," Thomas F. Bowie, Jr., first lieutenant. 

Captain Contee was married December 6, 1840, in the 
Monumental Church, Richmond, Virginia, by the Rt. 
Rev. Bishop Moore, to Mary Lucretia Jolliffe, daughter 
of James Jolliffe of Norfolk, Virginia, who was of French 
descent. She was born in 1819, and died August 6, 
1864. Captain Contee resided at his home, " Pleasant 
Prospect," where he died May 29, 1864. 

Issue : 

I Florence^ Contee, b. November 7, 1841 ; m. November 

25, 1863, Thomas Blake Brooke. (For issue see Brooke 

II Louis* Contee, b. January 15, 1843 ; d. December 14, 1850. 

III JOHN« Contee, Jr., b. April 23, 1845 ; d. July 3, 1845. 

IV Mary** Lucretia Contee, b. June 4, 1846; m. September 

7, 1865, William W. Plummer, born 1844, a son of Mor- 
dacai Plummer, Sr., and his wife, Susan Waring. 
Issue, three sons and one daughter, viz : 

1 Susan' Pi^ummer, b. July 27, 1S66 ; m. Thorn- 


2 William' Herbert Plummer, b. May 25, 1871. 

3 John' Bowling Plummer, b. August 25, 1875. 

4 Oden' Bowie Plummer, b. August 15, 1879. 

V Eliza* Duckett Contee, b. April 23, 1847 ; m- March 24, 

1874, to Richard Wootton, born 1836, son of W. T. Woot- 
ton and Margaret Hall, his wife, and great-grandson of 
Gov. Robert Bowie. (See Bowie Record for issue.) 

VI Sylvia* Drayton Contee, b. March 3, 1851 ; m. Hon. 

Elisha Edward Meredith December 12, 1872. He was 

444 CONTEE. 

born in Virginia, and represented the Alexandria Dis- 
trict in Congress. 
One son is : 
I E.^ CoNTEE Meredith. 

No. lO. 

Charles'' Snowden Contee, (Lieut. John* Con- 
tee. Richard^ Alexander Contee, Sr. Col. John^ 
CoNTEE. Alexander^ Contee, emigrant.) eldest son of 
Lieut. John Contee and his second wife, Anne Louise 
(Snowden) Contee, was born at Pleasant Prospect, Prince 
George's County, October 31, 1830. Was a planter by 
occupation, and lived in the upper part of his county. He 
married Elizabeth Bowling, daughter of Col. John D. 
Bowling, and died about 1882. She died about 1885. 

Issue : 

I John" Bowung ConTEE, b. ; a lawy 

II Henry" B. Contee, m. Miss Thomas. 

III Mattie** Contee, ni. Turner. 

IV Elizabeth* Contee, m. Keech. 

V Mary* Contee. 

VI Nina* Contee. 

VII Snowden* Contee. 

Xo. 11 

Philip^ Ashton L-ee Contee, Jr., (Philip* Ash- 
ton Lee Contee, Sr. Rev. Benjamin^ Contee. Col. 
Thomas^ Contee. Alexander^ Contee.) only son of 
Philip Ashton Lee Contee, Sr., and his second wife, 
Sarah Kendall (Kent) Contee, was born in Alexandria, 
Virginia, where he resided a number of years. He served 

CONTEE. 445 

in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and later 
removed to Charles County, Maryland, where he now re- 
sides on his plantation. He has been twice married ; first 
to Elizabeth Digges, by whom he had five children. After 
her death he married Blanche Neale, but has no issue by 
his second wife. 

Issue by first : 

I Mary^ IvEE ConTEE, d. single, soon after reaching matur- 


II Philip* Ashton Lee Contee. Resides in Charles County, 

Maryland ; single. 

III John* Digges Contee, d. young. 

IV Joseph* Wallace Kent Contee, b. 1874 ; d. 1898 ; single. 

" Kent " Contee, as he was generally known, was a 
young man of much promise. Of fine presence and 
splendid physique, his pleasant manners and clear mind 
early attracted attention, and when twenty-two, was, by 
the people of Charles, elected County Commissioner. 
His name was suggested for the Legislature, when his 
sudden death terminated his probably bright career. 
IV HoRTENSE* Contee. 


The patriarch, or first of the family who bore this name, 
was born in the County of Kent, England, of Saxon 
parents about the year 1300 A. D. He was a noted 
warrior, and commanded the forces of the Crown. O wing- 
to the fact of his being " victorious on every field," he 
was knighted and received the name of " Ersfield or Ever- 
field," which later became " Eversfield." In 1734 Sir 
Charles Eversfield, of Dean, County of Essex, succeeded 
to the title and estates which in 1845 descended to Sir 
Charles Eversfield, of Horsham, England. 

The coat of arms assumed by the founder of the house, 
and which is yet borne by his descendants, is : Ermine 
on a bend sable ; three mullets or. Crest : Out of a ducal 
coronet a camel's head or : Seat. 

Edward Eversfield, born about 1609, and a lineal 
descendant of the old Kentish warrior, married Margaret 
Bourne. Their eldest son, 

Edward Eversfield, Jr., married Sarah Faun and 
had a large family. One son was 

William Eversfield, who married Elizabeth Utman, 
and died in 1705. The youngest son of William was 
John, who emigrated to America. 

]^o. 1. 


Rev. Johii^ Eversfielcl, son of William and Eliza- 
beth (Utman) Eversfield, was born February 4, 1701. 
His education began at St. Cleve's Grammar School, 
Southwark, and he matriculated at Oxford April 6, 1723. 

Rev. John Eversfield. 

Was ordained a deacon by Edmund, Bishop of London, in 
the Cathedral Church, Sunday, September 25, 1725; 
graduated A. B. from Oxford February 14, 1727, and, on 
September 24 of the same year, was ordained a priest of 
the Church of England by the Bishop of London. 

November 24, 1727, he embarked for America, and 



arrived in Maryland February 8, 1728. Benedict, Lord 
Baltimore, bestowed upon him the Parish of St. Paul's, 
located in the present county of Prince George's. He 
was rector of this parish for nearly fifty years. The 

Mrs. I^leaiior Clagett Kversfield. 

Wife of Rev. John Eversfield. 

From a portrait painted in 1742. 

present brick church known as St. Thomas', and origin- 
ally intended as a chapel to the Parish of St. Paul, was 
erected under his supervision It doubtless owes its 
inception to the energy for which its pastor was so long 


Mr. Eversfield brought with him to the Colony con- 
siderable money, which he invested in land, and was at 
the time of his death a large owner of real estate in Prince 
George's County. He resided on one of his farms located 
in Nottingham District, about two miles from St. Thomas' 
Church, which he designated as " Eversfield's Map of 
Italy " from its peculiar contour. This farm descended 
to his grandson, John Eversfield, who sold it to Fielder 
Bowie, the second, who, through his grandmother, was a 
great-grandson of the first owner. In 1868 the land was 
bought by Edward W. Magruder. 

May 9, 1730, Rev. Mr. Eversfield married Eleanor 
Clagett, who was born in 17 12. She was the second 
daughter of Richard Clagett, Sr., of Croome, and his wife, 
Deborah Dorsey, daughter of the emigrant, John Dorsey, 
and his wife, Pleasance Ely, widow of Charles Ridgely. 
Richard Clagett was a son of the emigrant, Capt. Thomas 
Clagett, and was also the grandfather of Thomas J. Clag- 
gett, first Bishop of Maryland. Thomas Clagett, " of 
Weston," was a brother of Richard Clagett, Sr. 

The Rev. John Eversfield was widely known as a man 
of most pronounced opinions, great learning, large wealth, 
and wide influence, both in Church and secular matters. 
Many volumes of his extensive library (for that era) are 
yet in existence. He was a man of very methodical 
habits, and kept a minute record of his personal and do- 
mestic affairs in a large parchment bound volume, which is 
yet in the possession of one of his descendants. This 
book is in itself a curiosity, containing memoranda of his 
genealogy, deeds of land, receipts, notes, bonds, letters, 
and items on every subject which interested the writer. 

The parson was fond of hunting and loved to follow 
the hounds. He also conducted a school at his house, 
where many of the sons of his neighbors received their 
early education. Among his pupils was his wife's 
nephew, Thomas J. Claggett, who later became the 
Bishop. It is related that sometimes when the minister 


desired to participate in a fox-hunt he would lock young 
Claggett up in his study and take the key with him, so as 
to keep the youngster at his books while he was absent. 
The bricks contained in the walls of this study were in 
after years taken to " St. Thomas' " and formed a part of 
the vestry-room attached to the church. 

Like most of the clergy of England, Mr. Eversfield 
sided with the mother country in her struggle with the 
Colonies, and was noted as a fiery Tory. So outspoken 
was he that great offence was caused, which led to his 
arrest. With his friend, Mr. Calvert, he was placed 
under guard and his property confiscated by the Provin- 
cial Government. He was so highly esteemed, however, 
by all who knew him, that his friends succeeded in effect- 
ing his release and having his property restored. He 
was then far advanced in years and did not live to see 
the final triumph of the Patriots ; his death occurring 
November 8, 1780. At his own request he was interred 
under the altar in St. Thomas' Church. His wife only 
survived him a month, and doubtless was laid to rest by 
the side of her husband. Previous to the Revolution the 
authority of the minister extended to many matters en- 
tirely secular, and Mr. Eversfield, as minister of the larg- 
est parish at that time in Maryland, exerted great influ- 
ence in matters politic. The records of the vestry pro- 
ceedings, at which he presided, mention the appointment 
by him of tobacco inspectors for the various shipping points 
in the county ; the selection of sheriff and county com- 
missioners ; the levying of money for repairing roads, 
public buildings, and other purposes, and many matters 
now controlled entirely by popular vote. 

Issue of John Eversfield and his wife, Eleanor (Clagett) Eversfield: 

I John'' EverSFIEI<d, Jr., b. July 29, 1731. Educated for the 
ministry — graduated at Oxford, England, where he was 
ordained. He died on his return voyage to America, 
leaving a widow and one daughter, who subsequently 
married a Mr. Thorn and lived in England. A son of 


Mr. and Mrs. Thorn entered the English Army, and was 
an oflBcer on Lord Hill's staff in Canada, during our war 
of 1812-14. Alexander Contee stood "godfather" for 
young John Eversfield, and his wife "godmother." 
JS II Eleanor^ Eversfield, b. June 18, 1733 ; m, William 
Eversfield, of England. 

3 III Mary^ Eversfield, b. February 26, 1739; m. Benjamin 

Brooke, Jr. 

4 IV Matthew'^ Eversfield, b. September 18, 1742 ; m. Susan- 

nah F. Bowie. 

V Elizabeth- Clagett Eversfield, b. May 6, 1745 ; m. 

Fielder Bowie. (See Bowie Record, Article No. 11.) 

VI Deborah^ Eversfield, b. April 31, 1748; m. Benjamin 

Berr}', her first cousin on her mother's side. 
Issue : 

1 Rebecca* Berry, m. John Hodges, of Upper Marl- 

Issue : 

1 Mary* Ellen Hodges, m. Benjamin Hodges, 

her cousin. 

2 Caroline* Hodges, m. Alexander Mundell. 

3 Cornelia* Hodges, m. Rev. William Hodges, of 


4 John* Hodges, m. Ogle. 

5 Benjamin* Hodges, m. ist Miss Clagett, 2d Miss 

Dangerfield, 3d Miss Riley. 

2 Deborah* Berry, m. Dr. Thomas Hodges. 

1 Benjamin* Hodges, m. Mary Ellen Hodges, his 


2 Mary* Ann Hodges, m. Thomas Eversfield, her 


3 Mary* Berry, m. Robert Beall. 

4 Ellen* Berry, m. Otho Beall. 

5 Harriet* Berry, m. John Eversfield, son of Matthew. 

6 Benjamin* Berry, m. Eleanor Lane, widow of James 


7 Margaret* Berry, m. Thomas Waring. (See War- 


8 Priscilla* Berry, m. Goddard. 

9 Dr. John* Eversfield Berry, m. Rachel Wells 


5 VII Charles^ Eversfield, b. April 15, 1750; m. Elizabeth 

VIII William'^ Eversfield, b. August 11, 1753 ; d. young ; 


Xo. 2. 

Eleanor^ Eversfield, (Rev. John^ Eversfield.) 
eldest daughter of Rev. John Eversfield and his wife, 
Eleanor (Clagett) Eversfield, was born near Nottingham 
June i8, 1733, and married, about 1751, her distant 
cousin, William Eversfield, who emigrated from England 
to Prince George's County, Maryland, about 1745. A 
number of letters are still preserved which passed between 
Rev. John Eversfield and his kinsman, William, while 
the latter was still in England, regarding the advisability 
of the young man coming to America. Acting upon the 
advice of the parson, William came over and bought a 
farm near Nottingham. He died in 1770, and left a will 
dated in 1767, in which he requested his sister-in-law, 
Mrs. Fielder Bowie to act as administratrix. His widow 
died about 1790. 

Issue : 

I John'' Eversfield, b. about 1753; m. Barbara Brooke, his 

first cousin, daughter of Benjamin Brooke, Jr., and 
Mary Eversfield. After his death his widow married 
Captain Lane. 
Issue : 

I Mary* Eversfield, m. a Mr. Chew. No issue. 

II Marshall^ Eversfield, b. about 1755; m. Lane. 

No issue. 

III Eleanor-^ Eversfield, m. EHsha Berry, her cousin. 

Issue : 

I William* Berry. Removed to the West. 

IV ■\ a daughter, m. Redmond. 

V ^, a daughter, m. Eaton. 

Xo. 3. 

Mary^ Eversfield, (Rev. John^ Eversfield.) the 
second daughter of Rev. John Eversfield and his wife, 
Eleanor (Clagett) Eversfield, was born February 26, 1739, 


and in 1755 married Benjamin Brooke, Jr., only son of 
Benjamin Brooke and his wife, Eleanor Bowie, eldest 
daughter of John Bowie, Sr. Mr. Brooke resided at the 
" Vineyard," which was bequeathed to him by his paternal 
grandfather, Col. Thomas Brooke. He also received from 
his grandfather, John Bowie, four hundred acres near 
Nottingham. He was a vestryman of St. Paul's Church, 
and Tobacco Inspector for Mattaponi Landing in 1763. 
He died intestate in 1765, and his widow executed a will 
and died in 1790. 


EtEANOR^ Brooke, b. 1756 ; d. single, July, 1776. Devised 
her property to her sister and to her mother. 

Barbara^ Brooke, b. May 6, 1757 ; d. November 25, 1835. 
Was three times married, ist to John Eversfield, her 
cousin, and son of William Eversfield ; 2d to Captain 
Lane, and 3d in 1815, to Benjamin Berry. By the latter 
there was no issue, but by the others there was 
Issue : 

1 Mary* Eversfield, m. — Chew, no issue. 

2 Elizabeth* Clagett Lane, m. Eversfield Bowie. 

(See Bowie Record.) 

3 Barbara* Susannah Parker Lane, m. Fielder Bowie, 

Jr. (See Bowie.) 

4 Eleanor* Lane, m. March 16, 1805, James Forbes, 

of St. Mary's County, and had two children. After 
his death she married her cousin, Benjamin Berry, 
Jr., and had three daughters. 
Issue by Mr. Forbes : 

1 James^ Forbes, Jr., m. Thomas, of St. 

Mary's County. 

2 Eltza^ Forbes, m. Robert Beall, son of Capt. 

George Beall. 

:Rfo. 4. 

Matthew^ Eversfield, (Rev. John^ Eversfield.) 
second son of Rev. John Eversfield and his wife, Eleanor 


(Clagett) Eversfield, was born near Nottingham Septem- 
ber i8, 1742. May 10, 1772, he married Susannah Fraser 
Bowie, eldest daughter of Allen Bowie, Sr., and his 
second wife, Susannah Fraser. Mr. Eversfield received a 
part of " Brookewood " from his father, and bought from 
William Bowie, 3d, that other portion of the same tract on 
which had lived John Bowie, Sr. The land is now 
owned by Mr. Peter Wood. Matthew Eversfield was a 
wealthy planter and large slave-owner. He died Septem- 
ber 21, 1798, and his widow October 12, 1823. Both are 
buried at Brookewood. 


I Verwnda^ Eversfield, b. September 30, 1773 ; m. 
Thomas Mundell, a Scotchman who came to America 
shortly after the Revolutionary War and settled at 
Piscataway. He was the son of Alexander Mundell and 
his wife, Susannah Hepburn, of Dumfries, Scotland. 
The latter was the daughter of Thomas Hepburn and his 
wife, Margaret Creighton. 
The issue of Thomas and Verlinda Mundell was : 

1 AiyEXANDER* MuNDEtt, m. Caroline Hodges, his 

Issue : 

1 Ann^ Rebecca Mundei,!,. 

2 John* Hodges Mundei^i.. 

3 Thomas* Alexander Mundell. 

2 Susannah* Mundell, m. George H. Keerl, of Balti- 

Issue : 

1 Thomas* M. Keerl. 

2 Henry* Keerl. 

3 Susan* Bowie Keerl. 

4 Georgiana* h. Keerl. 

5 Anne* Maria Virginia Keerl. 

6 Mary* Virginia Eversfield Keerl. 

3 Anne* Margaret Mundell, d. single. 

4 Eleanor* Priscilla Mundell, m. John T. Keerl, of 

Baltimore. Issue, two children, died in childhood. 

II JOHN^ Eversfield, b. May 10, 1775; d. August 27, 1824; 

m. 1st Mary, daughter of Bishop T. J. Claggett, 2d 

Harriet Berry, daughter of Benjamin Berry and Deborah 

Eversfield. No issue by either. 


III Eleanor^Eversfield, b. March 16, 1778; died single. 

IV Priscilla^ Bowie Eversfield, b. September 27, 1779; m. 

John Duvall, of Nottingham ; d. March 29, 1824. The 
following year her husband married Anne Clagett, who 
was born in 1778, and died in 1861 without issue, she was 
the daughter of Charles Clagett. 
Issue of John Duvall and Priscilla, his first wife, was : 

1 John* Duvall, Jr., d. young. 

2 Susan* Duvall. 

3 Priscilla* Duvall. 

4 Sophia* Duvall, m. Charles Perrie. 

5 Emily* Duvall, m. Dr." Bird, of Anne Arundle 


6 Matthew* Duvall, m. Caroline Mackall. 

V Susan* Eraser Eversfield, b. April 20, 1781 ; d. single. 

VI Dr. Charles* Eversfield, b. December 11, 1783 ; d. April 

20, 1815 ; single. 

VII Mary* Eversfield, b. February 3, 1785 ; d. single. 

VIII Elizabeth* Eversfield, b. August 31, 1786; d. Septem- 

ber 26, 1826 ; single. 

IX Matthew* Eversfield, Jr., b. 1787 ; d. single. 

X Thomas* Eversfield, b. May 31, 1788; m. Mary Anne 

Hodges, his cousin, the daughter of Dr. Thomas Hodges 
and his wife, Deborah Berry, daughter of Benjamin Berry 
and his wife, Deborah Eversfield, sixth child of Rev. 
John Eversfield. 
Issue : 

1 Matthew* Eversfield, d. single. 

2 Benjamin* Eversfield, d. single. 

3 Dr. John* Eversfield, d. single, 1880. 

4 Thomas* Ramsay Eversfield, d. single. 

5 Charles* Edward Eversfield, b. about 1834 ; twice 

married, first to Miss Suter, and secondly 

to Miss Howard. No issue by second wife. 

Issue by first wife : 

1 Eliza^ Eversfield, single. 

2 Ella* Eversfield, m. George Bell. 

3 SuTER* Bowie Eversfield, single. 

ITo. 5. 

Charles^ Eversfield, (Rev. John^ Eversfield.) 
seventh child of Rev. John Eversfield and his wife, Elea- 


nor (Clagett) Eversfield, was born near Nottingham, April 
^5) 1750- Inherited his father's dwelling plantation 
where he died abont 1815. He married about 1785, 
Elizabeth Gantt, daughter of Thomas Gantt, of Calvert 

Issue : 

I EIvIZABETh'' Gantt Eversfield, b. 1787 ; m. Charles Per- 

Issue : 

1 Chari,ES* PerriE, ni. Susan Duvall. 

2 John* Perrie, m. Valerie Wailes ; removed to Mis- 


II Eleanor^ Eversfield, m. George Ashcombe. No issue. 
6 III JOHN^ Eversfield, b. 1797 ; d. 1857 ; m. Anne Perrie 


Xo. 6. 

John^ Eversfield, (Charles^ Eversfield. Rev. 
JOHN^ Eversfield.) only son of Charles Eversfield and 
his wife, Elizabeth (Gantt) Eversfield, was born at his 
father's home near Nottingham in 1797. Inherited the 
old homestead which he later sold to his cousin. Fielder 
Bowie, Jr. He then removed to " Oakland," another 
plantation which he owned near Beltsville, Prince 
George's County, where he died December 18, 1857. 
About 1820 he married Anne Perrie Wailes and had 

Issue : 

Dr. Charles* Eversfield, b. 1821. A medical director. 
United States Navy. Married Joanna Talbot ; died in 
1873 without issue. 

John* Eversfield, b. 1825 ; twice married, ist to Maria 
Wailes, by whom he had two children. He then married 
Lucinda Herbert, daughter of John C. Herbert, and had 
five children. 


Issue : 

1 Anne^ Eversfield. 

2 Charles" Eversfield. 

3 Mary^ Herbert Eversfield. 

4 Emma^ Eversfield. 

5 JoHN^ Carlisle Eversfield. 

6 Edward^ Eversfield. 

7 Eugenia* Fairfax Eversfield. 

III Elizabeth* Eversfield, single. 

IV Perrie* Wailes Eversfield, b. 1832 ; d. 1868 ; single. 

V Anne* Perrie Eversfield, d. single. 

VI Julius* Eversfield, d. young. 

VII Dr. William* Octavius Eversfield, b. 1840. Surgeon 

United States Army during the Civil War ; afterwards 
surgeon United States Navy. Resigned, and lives near 
College Park, and is physician for the Agricultural Col- 
lege. Married Lillian, daughter of Benson Talbot, of 
Georgetown, D. C, and has 
Issue : 

1 Eleanor* Wailes Eversfield. 

2 Donald* Eversfield. 

3 Octavius* Charles Eversfield. 

4 Lillian* Eversfield. 


This^is an exceedingly ancient family and is mentioned 
in works of heraldry as located in Chestershire, England, 
as early as the reign of Edward I. " Marbury Hall," 
in that county, about fifteen miles from the city of 
Chester, was owned by a branch of the family until some 
time'in the present century. It has now been bought by 
a member of Parliament. A few years ago gentlemen re- 
siding in the neighborhood of the Hall started a sub- 
scription for the purpose of repairing the ancient chapel. 
The coat of arms borne by the Marburys displayed a cru- 
sader's cross, and under it a mailed hand grasping the 
severed head of a Saracen. Doubtless the knight who 
first assumed this design had fought under the cross in 
Palestine, and thus commemorated his victory over some 
noted Paynim warrior. The exact date of the emigration 
to Maryland by the first representative of the house in 
America is unknown, but it was probably between 1680 
and 1690. The name does not appear on any of the 
Colonial records prior to that era. 

No. 1. 

Francis^ Marbury emigrated from England to 
Maryland and settled in Prince George's County near the 


town of Piscataway. In 1693 he received a J deed for a 
tract of land on Piscataway Creek, which he called " Car- 
roll's Kindness." In 1698 he was granted a second tract 
of land on the same creek adjoining the property of John 
Fendall, which he named " Marbury's Chance." He is 
mentioned as one of the land commissioners for Prince 
George's, and judge of a survey in Charles. 

He was twice married ; his first wife, Mary 

(maiden name unknown), died September 11, 17 13. By 
her he had six children. On September 14, 17 14, at St. 
John's Church, Francis Marbury was married to Frances 
Herd, by her also he was the father of six children. 
His will was probated June 5, 1734, and in it he devised 
several plantations and considerable personalty, naming 
his two sons by his first wife as executors. 

Issue : 

I Lucy- Marbury, m. October 8, 1710, Joseph Hatton. 

II Barbara- Marbury, m. Joseph Fraser. 

III EuzA^ Marbury, m. W. Davidson. 

IV Tabatha^ Marbury, m. Hoge. 

V Leonard'^ Marbury, b. January 31, 1708. Owned "Mar- 

bury's chance." 
2 VI LuKE'^ Marbury, b. March 10, 1710; m. Elizabeth Beans. 
The issue of Francis Marbury and his second wife was : 

I W11.UAM- Marbury, b. July 8, 1715 ; m. Martha . 

One of his sons : 

I Joseph* Marbury', b. 1744 ; was major in the Revo- 
lutionarj' Army. 

II Mary- Marbury. 

III Anne^ Marbury. 

IV CeceIvIUS^ Marbury. 

V Henry- Marbury. 

VI Eu'- Marbury. 

Xo. 8. 
Lnke^ Marbury, Sr., (Francis^ Marbury.) second 


son of Francis Marbury, the emigrant, and his first wife, 
Mary, was born March lo, 1710. Resided on his planta- 
tion near Piscataway Creek. Is mentioned as Inspector 
of Tobacco at Piscataway ; one of the commissioners for 
the county, and a justice of the peace. About 1740 he 
married Elizabeth Beans, daughter of Elizabeth and Wil- 
liam Beans, Sr., of Upper Marlborough, and a sister of 
William Beans, Jr., who married Mary Bowie. He died 
in October, 1758, leaving an only son, and his widow 
was appointed by the court as administratrix. She was a 
beneficiary in the will of her brother, Colmore Beans, Sr., 
in 1761 ; in the will of her father in 1765, and in that of 
her mother in 1772. 

The only issue was : 

H I Luke* Marbury, Jr., b. about 1742; m. his cousin, Eliza- 
beth Beans. 

No. S. 

Col. liUke^ Marbury, (Luke^ Marbury, Sr. Fran- 
cis^ Marbury.) only child of Luke Marbury, Sr., and his 
wife, Elizabeth (Beans) Marbury, was born near Piscata- 
way about 1742. He inherited a considerable landed es- 
tate and was an affluent planter. About 1770 he married 
his first cousin, Elizabeth Beans, daughter of his uncle, 
William Beans, Jr., of Upper Marlboro', and the latter's 
wife, Mary, daughter of John Bowie, Sr. (See Mary 
Bowie, No. 7.) He was a justice of the peace, a county 
commissioner, and, when the troubles commenced with 
Great Britain, energetically advocated opposition on the 
part of the Colony, and was a delegate to almost every 
meeting held by the citizens at Upper Marlboro' prior to 
the war, when plans for defense were being formulated. 
He was placed at different times on the various commit- 


tees of observation or correspondence, and in November, 
1776, he was one of the four delegates elected by the 
people of Prince George's to represent the county at the 
first Constitutional Convention held in Annapolis ; the 
other three gentlemen being Walter Bowie, his first 
cousin, Osborne Sprigg, and Benjamin Hall. July 6, 
1776, he was commissioned captain of a company of mi- 
litia recruited in the Piscataway neighborhood, and in the 
same month is mentioned as one of the judges who sat on 
a court-martial at Upper Marlboro', one of the associate 
judges being his first cousin, Capt. Fielder Bowie. He 
participated in the campaign in the North during the 
summer and fall of 1776, and with his company was 
mustered out at the end of the year. On January 7, 1777, 
the Committee of Safety appointed him a justice of the 
peace. A few months later his company was again 
ordered into the field, and on August 7th Captain Marbury 
was directed to proceed with his men to the seat of war. 
September i, 1777, he was commissioned colonel of mi- 
litia, and on October 4th of the same year participated in 
the bloody battle of Germantown. He was reported 
wounded and missing, but later it transpired he was a 
prisoner, and was held by the enemy until his exchange 
was effected March 26, 1781 (See Heitman's Register), 
having been in the hands of the British for three years 
and a half After the war ended he is mentioned as a 
member to the House of Delegates. His wife was not 
alive in 1792. Colonel Marbury executed a will which 
was proven in April, 1809, and he named as one of his 
executors Dr. John F. Bowie, a first cousin. 

Issue : 

4 I William* Marbury, b. about 1772 ; m. Jane Contee 
II Elizabeth* Marbury, b. about 1775 ; m. November 27, 
1796, Henry Southron, of St. Mar3-'s Count}', Maryland. 
Issue one child : 

I William^ Henry Southron, m. Miss Barber. 


III Henrietta* Beans Marbury, m. 1804 Thomas H. Cla- 

gett, of Piscataway, and died leaving four sons and four 

IV Caroline* Marbury, m. Dr. William Marshall, of Piscat- 

Issue : 

I Caroline^ Marbury, m. her first cousin, Rev. Alex- 
ander Marbury, and died leaving one daughter. 
Her husband remarried. 

Xo. 4. 

Capt. William^ Marbury, (Col. Luke^ Marbury. 
LuKE^ Marbury, Sr. Francis^ Marbury, emigrant.) 
only son of Col. Luke Marbury and his wife, Elizabeth 
(Beans) Marbury, was born near Piscataway, Prince 
George's County, Maryland, about 1772. He resided at 
his plantation called " Wyoming," which he inherited. 
In 1798 and 1800 he served in the State Legislature, and 
in the various publications of that date is always men- 
tioned as "Captain " William Marbury. 

February 3, i8or, Mr. Marbury married Jane Contee 
Magruder, who was born November 2, 1780, and was the 
daughter of John Reed Magruder, ist, and his wife, Bar- 
bara, daughter of Alexander Contee. (See Contee and 
Brooke Sketches^ for ancestry.) Mr. Magruder was long 
clerk of the County Court, and was born June 17, 1736. 
He was the son of James Magruder, born 1699, and his 
wife, Barbara Coombs. The latter was the son of James 
Magruder, Sr., and he the third son of Alexander Magru- 
der, who emigrated to Maryland from Scotland about 1655. 
Mrs. Marbury died in December, 181 1, and Captain Mar- 
bury a few years later. 

Issue : 

5 I William^ Luke Marbury, b. February 23, 1802 ; m. Susan 


II John" Hancock Marbury, b. 1804 ; m. Eliza Caroline 

Fendall, a sister of his brother's wife. She was born 
October 27, 1809; died December 29, 1891. He died 
Issue : 

1 Benjamin* Marbury, b. about 1S29 ; m. Josephine 

Bayne, daughter of Dr. John H. Bayne, and died 
Issue : 

1 John^ Bayne Marbury, m. . 

2 Benjamin^ Fend.\ll Marbury, m. . 

3 James' Williams Marbury. Member ist Regi- 

ment, District of Columbia. Served through 
the campaign in Cviba, 1898. 

2 Jane** Penn Marbury, m. James Meredith Williams, 

of Virginia. 
Issue : 

1 Helen' Williams, single. 

2 Elizabeth' Williams, m. Dr. John Coe, of 

Prince George's County, Maryland. 

III Jane^ CoNTEE Marbury, b. 1806; m. April 30, 1823, Dr. 

Hanson Penn, of Charles County, Maryland ; d. at an 
advanced age. No surving issue. 

IV Rev. Alexander^ Marbury. For many years pastor of 

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Prince George's County, 
Maryland. Was twice married ; ist to his cousin, Caro- 
line Marshall, by whom he had one daughter. His 
second wife was a widow, Mrs. Forest, nee Ogle. He 
lived in Woodville, Prince George's County, where he 
died at an advanced age. 
Issue : 

1 Dr. William* Alexander Marbury, of Woodville, 


2 Melville* Marbury, of Guilford, Howard County, 


3 Rev. Ogle* Marbury. Pastor of the Episcopal 

Church near Guilford, Maryland. He died in 1896. 

Xo. 5. 

William^ Lnke Marbury, (Capt. William^ Mar- 
bury. Col. Luke^ Marbury. Luke^ Marbury, Sr. 


Francis^ Marbury, emigrant.) eldest son of Capt. Wil- 
liam Marbury and his wife, Jane Contee (Magruder) Mar- 
bury, was born near Piscataway, Prince George's County, 
Maryland, February 23, 1802. He resided at his inher- 
ited home " Wyoming," where he devoted himself to 
agriculture and the supervision of his large landed estates. 
A man of domestic habits and studious tastes, he cared 
little for public life, though more than once he accepted 
the position of clerk of the County Court, to which he 
was elected by the people. About 1823 he married 
Susan Fitzhagh Fendall, who was born September 7, 
1803, and was the daughter of Benjamin Truman Fendall 
and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Townsend Dade, of 
King George County, Virginia. Mrs, Marbury 's sister 
married J, H. Marbury, her husband's brother. She was 
a sister also of the late Mr. Townsend Dade Fendall, of 
Alexandria, Virginia. Benjamin T. Fendall was a direct 
descendant of Josias Feudall, Governor of Maryland in 
1655-60. By the marriage of the latter's grandson to 
Eleanor Lee, daughter of Philip Lee and his wife, Sarah 
Brooke, Benjamin T. Fendall was also descended from 
Hon. Robert Brooke, of Maryland, and of Richard Lee 
and his wife, Letitia Corbin, ancestors of the distinguished 
Lee family of Virginia. (See sketches of Brooke and 
Contee.) At the close of this article a short record of the 
Fendall line, from which Mrs. Marbury is descended, is 
given. William L. Marbury died about 1836, and his 
widow August 25, 187 1. Both are buried at Wyoming. 

Issue ; 

I Cora* Marbury, m. Capt. Joseph Nimmo, of the United 

States Army. No issue. 

II Susan* Marbury, d. young. 

III Fendali^* Marbury, b. 1829 ; m. twice. 

IV Elizabeth* Marbury, m. Maj. Calhoun Benham, of the 

Confederate States Army. He was later a distinguished 
lawyer of San Francisco, California. No issue. 


No. 6. 

FendalF Marbury, Sr., (William^ L. Marbury. 
William^ Marbury. Col. Luke^ Marbury. Luke^ 
Marbury, Sr. Francis^ Marbury, emigrant.) only son 
of William Luke Marbury and his wife, Susan (Fendall) 
Marbury, was born at "Wyoming," near Piscataway, 
Prince George's County, Maryland, in 1829. Was a 
student at St. John's College, Annapolis, and later gradu- 
ated at Princeton College, New Jersey. Studied law at 
the University of Virginia, and was admitted to practice 
before the courts of his native county in 1851. Resided 
for many years at his ancestral home, "Wyoming," but in 
1869 removed to "Mattaponi," near Nottingham, the old 
residence of Gov. Robert Bowie, which had become the 
property of Mr. Marbury's second wife. An able and 
fluent speaker, and devoted " party " man, Mr. Marbury 
was long identified with both State and county politics, 
and a prominent leader of the Democracy. In 1861 he 
was nominated for the House of Delegates, but defeated 
by Federal interference at the polls. In 1868 was again 
nominated and elected a member of the State Legislature. 
In 1880 he was elected as one of the State Presidential 
Electors, and cast his vote for Hancock and English. On 
three separate occasions Mr. Marbury was presented for 
Congressional nomination by a solid delegation from his 
county, but met with defeat in the General Convention. 
For many years he was a vestryman of St. Thomas' 
Parish, and a devoted member of the Episcopal Church. 
Tall and of prepossessing appearance, his goodness of heart 
and courtly manners endeared him to all with whom he 
came in contact. 

In 1857 Mr. Marbury married Catherine Taylor Mar- 
shall, daughter of Alexander John Marshall, of Warren- 
ton, Virginia, and his wife, Maria Rose Taylor. Mr. Mar- 
shall was the son of Charles Marshall, of Warrenton, a 
brother of Chief Justice John Marshall, of the United 


States Supreme Court. Charles and John were sons of 
Col. Thomas Marshall, an officer in the Revolutionary 
Army, who, after that war, removed from his home, 
" Oak Hill," Fauquier County, Virginia, to Kentucky, 
and was the progenitor of the Marshalls of that State, as 
well as of those in Virginia. A brother of Mrs. Fendall 
Marbury is Col. Charles Marshall, of the Baltimore bar, 
and former Chief-of-Staff to Gen. Robert E. Lee, Confed- 
erate States Army. Mrs. Marbury died in 1866, and Mr. 
Marbury in 1869 married Sally Clagett Berry, daughter 
of William Jeremiah Berry and his wife, Eliza Clagett, 
daughter of the sixth Thomas Clagett, of "Weston." 
(See Clagett and Berry Sketches for ancestry.) Mr. Mar- 
bury died at Mattaponi February, 1895, and is buried at 
St. Thomas' Church, Croome. 

Issue by first wife : 

I Wii.liam'' Luke Marbury, b. December 26, 1858. Grad- 

uated at the Law University, of Baltimore, Maryland, 
and was admitted to practice in that city. For a number 
of years he has been identified with the " Independent 
Democrats," of Baltimore, and in 1890 was nominated 
for State's Attorney for Baltimore, but was defeated by 
Mr. Kerr. Has met with much success in the practice of 
his profession, and was selected by President Cleveland 
as " District Attorney for the State of Maryland." Ow- 
ing to the opposition of Senator Gorman, the Senate 
failed to confirm the President's selection, but Mr. 
Cleveland immediately appointed him to fill the exist- 
ing vacancy and renominated him the next year. The 
President refused to name anyone else for the position, 
and Mr. Marbury remained District Attorney until his 
successor was installed by President McKinley. In 
1893 he married Silvine, daughter of Charles Bohn Sling- 
luff, a lawyer of Baltimore County, and his wife, Valerie 
Von Dorsner, daughter of General Robert Frantz Von 
Dorsner, of the Imperial Army, of Australia. 
Issue : 

1 Valerie^ S. Marbury, b. 1895. 

2 Fendall^ Marbury, b. 1897. 

II Fendall^ Marbury, Jr., b. October 21, i860. Was a stu- 

dent at St. John's College, Annapolis, graduated with 
high honors at the Law University of Maryland, and was 


admitted to practice in Baltimore. September 13, 1883, 
he married Lucy Clagett Berry, a sister of his father's 
second wife. Possessing a bright intellect, a firm 
character and lovable disposition, Fendall Marbury had 
the promise of a brilliant future before him, but was 
stricken with brain fever and died in Baltimore April 11, 
1887. He was interred in Loudon Park Cemetery. 
Issue : 

1 Catherine- Marshall Marbury, b. 1884. 

2 William^ Berry Marbury, b. 1885. 

Ill Alexander^ Marshall Marbury, b. 1862. Was edu- 
cated at the Maryland Agricultural College. Is a suc- 
cessful farmer and resides near Upper Marlboro'. 
November 15, 1896, he married Mrs. Lucy Marbury, 
widow of F. Marbury, Jr. No issue. 
The only issue of Hon. Fendall Marbury, Sr., and his second 

wife was : 

I Charles' Clagett Marbury, b. May, 1870. Was a student 
at St. John's College, Annapolis, and later graduated in 
medicine at the Columbian Medical College, Washing- 
ton, D. C. During the war with Spain Dr. Marbury was 
appointed surgeon in the army with rank of lieutenant, 
and was with the army during its siege of Santiago de 
Cuba. Is unmarried. 


This is one of the oldest families of Maryland, and emi- 
grated from England to the new Province prior to 1655. 
The first of whom we have direct ancestral record was 

Josias^ Ffendall, who, in 1658, was appointed Gov- 
ernor of Maryland by Lord Baltimore. He held this 
office until 1661 ; he was succeeded by Philip Calvert. 
He was accused by his enemies of desiring to over- 
throw the authority of the Lord Proprietor, and was 
banished from the Colony. He went to Virginia, but 
later returned, defended himself with great ability during 
an ensuing trial, and was acquitted. An autograph of 
Governor Fendall is in the writer's possession, and he 
spelled his name with a double F. 


Col. John' Fendall, of " Clifdon Hall," a son of 
Governor Fendall, was born in Charles County, Mary- 
land, in 1672. He married Elizabeth Hanson, widow of 
William Marshall, and died in 1734, leaving 
Issue : 

I JosiAS^ Fendall. 

II JoHN^ Fendall. 

III Benjamin^ Fendall, b. 1708. 

Benjamin^ Fendall, Sr., " of Po to mack," Charles 
County, Maryland, and son of Col. John Fendall, was 
born in 1708, and married November 18, 1728, Eleanor 
Lee, daughter of Philip Lee and his wife, Sarah (Brooke) 
Lee. Mr. Lee was born in Virginia, and was the son of 
Richard Lee, Jr., and his wife, Letitia Corbin, ancestor of 
Gen. Robert E. Lee. Mrs. Philip Lee was the daughter 
of Col. Thomas Brooke, of Brookefield. (See Brooke 
Sketch.) Mrs. Fendall died April 22, 1759, and Benja- 
min Fendall married again, his second wife being Mrs. 
Priscilla Hawkins, a widow of John Hawkins, and a 
' daughter of Alexander Magruder. She died August 25, 
1763, without issue. Benjamin Fendall died in 1764, 
Issue by his first wife, viz : 

I John* Fendall, b. October 28, 1730. 

II Sarah* Fendall, b. February 7, 1732; m. Col. Thomas 

Contee, of "Brookefield," her cousin. (See Contee 

III Philip* Fendall, b. 1734 ; m. ist Sarah Letice, daughter 

of Richard Lee, 2d Mrs. Eliza Lee, widow of Philip 
Ludwell L,ee, and 3d Mollie Lee, daughter of Henry 
Lee, all of Virginia. 

IV Benjamin* Fendall, Jr., b. 1739; m. Mary Trueman Stod- 


V Elizabeth* Fendall, b. December 5, 1744 ; d. 1751. 

VI Henry* Fendall, b. January i, 1742. 

VII Thomas* Fendall, b. May 20, 1747. 

VIII Samuel* Fendall, b. March 15, 1749. 

Benjamin^ Fendall, Jr., fourth child of Benjamin 
Fendall, Sr., and his wife, Eleanor (Lee) Fendall, was 


born January 26, 1739. He married March 31, 1765, 
Mary Trueman Stoddert, and had 
Issue : 

I Sabina* Trueman Fendai,!., b. July 23, 1766 ; ni. Josias B. 

Ford, and died December 22, 1821. 

II Mary^ Trueman Fendall, b. September 28, 1777 ; d. 1855. 

III Benjamin^ Trueman Fendai,l, b. November 10, 1780 ; m. 

Elizabeth Dade. 

Benjamin^ Trnenian Fendall, only son of Benja- 
min Fendall, Jr., and his wife, Mary Trueman Stoddert, 
was born November 10, 1780, and married July 28, 1802, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Townsend Dade, of King George 
County, Virginia, and had 

Issue : 

I Susan*' Fitzhugh Fendax.!,, b. September 7, 1803 ; m. 

William L. Marbury. 

II Mary'' Trueman Stoddert Fendali,, b. September 25, 

1805 ; d. 1897 ; single. 

III Benjamin* Fendai^l, b. November 22, 1807. Removed to 

New York. 

IV EuzA« Caroline Fendall, b. October 27, 1809 ; m. John 

Hancock Marbury. 

V Tovi^NSEND'' Dade Fendall, b. May 25, 18x3 ; m. Eliza 


VI William* Henry Wilmer Fendall, b. May 28, 1818. 

Lost at sea. 

Townsend'^ Dade Fendall, fifth child of Benjamin 
Trueman Fendall and his wife, Elizabeth (Dade) Fendall, 
was born in Prince George's County, Maryland, May 25, 
1 8 13. Removed when young to Alexandria, where he 
passed the rest of his life, and died there July 23, 1893. 
He married January 15, 1850, Eliza Eaches, of Virginia, 
and had 
Issue : 

I Benjamin' Trueman Fendall, b. January 5, 185 1 ; m. 

Florence Mason. 

II Nannie' Fendall, m. John F. Tackett, of Alexandria, 


III William' Eaches Fendall, single. Lawyer in Alexan- 

dria, Virginia. 


Benjamin^ Trneman Fendall, son of Townsend 
Dade Fendall and his wife, was born in Alexandria, Vir- 
ginia, January 5, 1851. Is a civil engineer, and con- 
nected with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. He married 
April 27, 1887, Florence, daughter of James William 
Mason, of " Wheatland," Clarke County, Virginia. Re- 
sides in Baltimore, and has 
Issue : 

I Benjamin^ Mason Fendall, b. February 29, 1888. 

II Mary^ Gertrude Fendall. 

III Florence^ Mason Fendall. 


The origin of this family is very ancient. Tradition 
says the progenitor was a Danish knight who emigrated 
to Normandy, became a powerfnl baron, and was known 
by the name of Warren. A grandson of this knight was 
William de Warren, lord of the " Western Marches," who, 
with William of Normandy, "the conqueror," invaded 
England and participated in the battle of Hastings, 1067. 
After the conquest had been completed. King William 
bestowed upon his ally an immense estate, created him 
first Earl de Warren, and gave him in marriage his daugh- 
ter, Gundred. Their eldest son, William, the second 
earl of the name, also had a son named William, but the 
third William did not inherit the title, as he died before 
his father and left an only child, a daughter, who mar- 
ried into the royal family, and by a decree of the king 
the title and estates descended to her son instead of to her 
uncle, Reginald de Warren. There were eight Earls de 
Warren, all famous for their power, wealth, and warlike 
character. The title then lapsed. 

The name of Warren, however, was perpetuated through 
Reginald, the younger son of the second earl, and his 
descendants were very numerous. Many generations 
later, Richard, son of Christopher de Warren, a lineal de- 
scendant of Reginald, dropped the de^ and changed the 
spelling to Waring. One of his sons, or grandsons, re- 
moved to Ireland and married an Irish lady of noble 

472 WARING. 

family named Sampson. Tradition says that from this lat- 
ter union is sprung the Waring family of Maryland, whose 
progenitor, Capt. Sampson Waring, emigrated to the new 
province about 1641. The coat of arms claimed by this 
branch of the house was : " Sable (black) shield, bordered 
with " or " (gold), bearing three peacock heads erased 
(jagged as if torn off) ; argent (white). Crest : a boar's 
head erased ; gules (red)." Some writers aver that the 
Warings sprang from a tribe of Angles living along the 
south shores of the Baltic and as far south as the Valley 
of the Elbe, who first appear in history toward the ending 
of the First Century of the Christian Era. 

Xo. 1. 

Capt. I^ampson' Waring, "of the Cliffs," as he 

styles himself in his will, was the first of his name to 
settle in Maryland. The exact date of his emigration 
from the old world is uncertain, but he was in Maryland 
probably as early as 1641. Previous to 1650 he had re- 
ceived grants for various tracts of land entered on the 
records under the names of " Sampson's Division," " War- 
ington," etc., situated in Charles and Calvert Counties, as 
then known, but which are the present Charles and Prince 
George's Counties. He is spoken of in old papers as an 
" attorney at law," and we also find the following men- 
tion : 

"At ye Provinciall Court holden ye 13th of August, 1655. 

" It is ordered that Capt. Sampson Waring, who had former order for 
the same ; Mr. Michael Brooke, Mr. Robert Scott, and Mr. Woodman 
Stockly, be added to the number of the Provinciall Commissioners of 
Maryland, and are hereby empowered to act as Commissioners of the 
said Province as fully as is granted by the Commissions of his High- 
ness, the Lord Protector of England,' Scotland, Ireland, and Domin- 
ions thereunto belonging by their Commissions upon the Records of 
the Province as at large, appeareth therein. 

William Fuller. Rd. Even. 

Edward Lloyd. Tho. Meares. 

Rich. Wells. Tho. March." 

WARING. 473 

111 1659 Capt. Sampson Waring is mentioned as one of 
a jury drawn to try a man for some violation of the gen- 
eral laws relating to the church. His will is dated Jan- 
uary 18, 1663, but was not probated until March 18, 
1670. He left a cow to his friend, Thomas Pritchard, 
who he explains " is my own countryman," and all the 
rest of his estate and lands he devises to his " Dear Wife 
Sarah," in trust for their only child, Basil Waring, who 
at that date was a minor. His wife's maiden name and 
the date of her death are unknown, but she is thought 
to have been a Miss Basil. 

Issue : 

2 I Basil'' Waring, b. about 1650. 

No. 2. 

BaisiP Waring 1st, (Capt. Sampson^ Waring.) 
son of Capt. Sampson Waring and Sarah, his wife, was 
born in Calvert County, Maryland, about 1650, and in- 
herited his father's lands on both the Patuxent and 
Potomac Rivers. 

He was twice married, first to the daughter of John 
Hanie, by whom he had one child. His second wife was 
Sarah, daughter of Richard Marsham and his wife, Ann, 
daughter of Henry Brent, of St. Mary's County ; by her 
he had two children. He died in 1688 ; his will was 
probated December 8, 1688. In it he requested John 
Hanie to act as guardian for his son by his first wife ; Mr. 
Hanie's daughter and Mr. Richard Marsham were asked 
to be the guardian of the two sons by his second wife, 
who was Mr. Marsham's daughter. A few years later the 
widow married Col. James Haddock, of " Marlborough 

474 WARING. 

This Richard Marsham was a very large land-owner, hav- 
ing emigrated to the Province prior to 1650. He had pat- 
ented to him, in 1653, " Mount Pleasant," situated on the 
Patuxent about three miles from Marlborough ; " Mar- 
sham's Rest," and adjacent tracts on the Patuxent, now 
known as "Bald Eagle," etc. He had no son, and in his 
will probated in 17 13 he speaks of himself as far ad- 
vanced in years ; refers to his daughter, Sarah Haddock, 
"formerly the wife of Basil Waring;" leaves to his grand- 
son, Marsham Waring, " Mount Pleasant," " Marsham's 
Rest," and much other land, which he provides shall 
descend to his " great-grandson, Richard Marsham War- 
ing, son of Marsham and Henrietta Waring." He left 
large tracts of land to his second grandson, Basil Waring 
No. 2, and to the latter's son, Thomas Waring. Also 
other property to his grandchildren by the name of 
Queen, and " Black Walnut Thicket " to his grandson, 
Leonard Boooke, son of Baker Brooke. Col. James Had- 
dock had no children by his union with the widow of 
Basil Waring, and left most of his property to his two 
step-sons and the children of the latter. 

The issue of Basil Waring by his first wife, Miss Hanie, was: 

I Sampson^ Waring, b. about 1675. Named for his grand- 
father, Capt. Sampson Waring. Is said to have gone 
South with his maternal grandfather, John Hanie. 
The children of Basil Waring by his second wife, Sarah Marsham, 

were : 
;-5 I Marsham^ Waring, b. about 16S0; twice married ; d. 1730. 
4 II BasiIv'' Waring, b. about 1683; m. 1709 Martha Greenfield. 

No. 3. 

Marsham'^ Waring 1st, (Basil^ Waring ist 
Capt. Sampson^ Waring.) eldest son of Basil Waring 
ist, and his second wife, Sarah Marsham, was born in 

WARING. 475 

Prince George's County, Maryland, about 1680, and in- 
herited the extensive estates known as " Mount Pleasant," 
" Marsham's Rest," " His Lordship's Favorite," etc., etc., 
left him by his grandfather, Richard Marsham, as well as 
land which had been his father's. He resided at " Mar- 
sham's Rest," and was twice married, first about 1705 to 
Henrietta (she is thought to have been either a Miss Digges 
or a Miss Sewall), and secondly to Eleanor, daughter of 
Clement Hill and his wife, the daughter of Henry Darn- 
all. There were three children by the first wife, and one 
by the second. Marsham Waring died in 1730 and de- 
vised to his eldest son the land received from his grand- 
father Marsham, and to his second son a large estate on 
the Western Branch in Prince George's County, known as 
" Heart's Delight." After his death his widow married 
Col. Leonard Hollyday, a widower whose first wife was 
Mary Smith. He was the son of Col., Thomas Hollyday, 
the emigrant. After his death Mrs. Eleanor (Hill ; War- 
ing) Hollyday married again, her third husband being a 
Dr. Murry. Both of Marsham Waring's sons were con- 
spicuous for their devotion to the Roman Catholic Church. 

The issue of Marsham Waring and his first wife, Henrietta, was : 

5 I Richard* Marsham Waring, b. about 1706 ; m. Elizabeth 

; (1- 1743- 

II Sarah* Waring. 
O III Basil* Waring, b. 1711 ; twice married; d. 1793. 
The issvie of Marsham Waring by his second wife, Eleanor Hill, was : 
I Ann* Waring, b. about 1723 ; m. her step-brother, Thomas 
Hollyday, by whom she had no issue. Her second hus- 
band was William Cooke, by whom there was 
Issue : 

I William^ Cooke, Jr., a lawyer of Baltimore, Mary- 

No. 4. 
€apt. BasiP Waring, or Basil No. 2, (Basil^ 

476 WARING. 

Waring ist. Capt. Sampson^ Waring, the emigrant.) 
second son of Basil Waring the first, by his second wife, 
Sarah (Marsham) Waring, was born in Prince George's 
County (then called Calvert County) about 1683, and was 
a member of St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church. 
He was often called " Protestant Basil " in contradistinc- 
tion to his nephew, who, from his religious zeal, was 
called ''''Roman Basil." On January 31, 1709, he married 
Martha Greenfield, daughter of Col. Thomas Greenfield. 
On July 14, 17 1 5, he was commissioned captain of 
dragoons, the commission reading as follows : 

"John Hart, Esq., ye Captain-General and Govemor-in-Chief in, 
and over this. His Majestie's Province of Maryland, and the Terry- 
torys thereunto belonging, etc., etc. 

"To Basil Waring, of Prince George's County, Gentleman, 
Greeting : 

" Whereas I have, and do repose great Trust in Your Courage, 
Conduct and Loyalty to His Most Sacred Majesty, King George of 
Great Britaine, and your good affection to this His Majestie's Gov- 
ernment as by Law established ; I have thought fit and do, by these 
presents. Constitute, Commissionate, and Appoint you, ye said Basil 
Waring, to be Captain of a Troop of Dragoons, hereby enjoining all 
the officers and Dragoons under your Command to pay all due and 
ready obedience thereto as they will answer ye Contrary at their 
Perills. And I do hereby command you to observe all such Instruc- 
tions as you shall from time to time receive from myself or 
any other superior Officer or Officers, and that you shall take care to 
have ye men iinder your Command, well and skillfully Trained and 
Exercised. Hereby granting unto you to hold and enjoy this Com- 
mission during pleasure. 

" Given at ye City of Annapolis under my hand and Seal this four- 
teenth day of July, in ye first year of ye Reigne of our Soverigne 
Lord, George, by'the Grace of God, King of Great Britaine, France, 
and Ireland, and the Dominions thereunto belonging, King Defender 
of ye Faithe, Anno Domini, 1715." 

Capt. Basil Waring died intestate in 1733, but his widow 
executed a will and died in 1758. She named her son, 
Thomas, executor. 

Issue : 

7 I Thomas* Waring, b. 1710; m. 1743 ist Jane Oxford, 2d 

Lucy Brooke. 
II James* Haddock Waring, b. 1713 ; m. December 25, 1735, 
Elizabeth Orchard; d. September, 1746. Devised his 
property to his wife. No issue. 

8 III Francis* Waring, b. 1715 ; m. Mary Hollyday. 

WARING. 477 

IV Basil* Waring, Jr., b. 1717 ; m. Elizabeth Belt ; d. 1776. 

V Elizabeth* Waring, b. 1720 ; m. Richard Burgess. 

One daughter : 

Ursula^ Burgess, m. William Bowie, "ye 3d." 

VI Sarah* Haddock Waring, b. 1721 ; m. John Duckett. 

VII Samuel* Waring, b. 1722; d. 1744; single. Devised his 

property to his brother, Basil Waring. 

No. 5. 

Richard^ llarsham Waring, Sr., (Marsham^ 
Waring. Basil^ Waring. Capt. Sampson^ Waring, 
emigrant.) eldest son of Marsham Waring and his first 
wife, Henrietta Waring, was born in Prince George's 
County, Maryland, about 1706, and resided on bis inheri- 
ted estate " Marsham's Rest." This plantation was a 
very large one, located on the Patuxent River, a few 
miles south of Nottingham, and is now known as " Bald 

Eagle." He married about 1732 Elizabeth . Her 

maiden name is unknown, but it is probable that she was 
either a Darnall or Sewell. 

Richard M. Waring died in 1743 and devised to his eldest 
son his dwelling plantation " Marsham's Rest," and 
" Mount Pleasant ;" to his second son, Henry, five hun- 
dred acres called "Jameson," "lying west of the Eastern 
Branch of the Potomac ;" other land to his two younger 
sons, and requested his brother, Basil, to see that his chil- 
dren were raised in the "Roman Catholic faith." In 
1745 Mrs. Waring became the wife of Thomas Owing of 
Anne Arundle County. 

Richard M. Waring had issue : 

10 I Richard" Marsham Waring, Jr., b. 1733 ; d. 1766. 

II Henry* Waring, b. about 1735. Resided on his estate 
called "Jameson," lying west of the Eastern Branch of 
the Potomac. He was living there in 1766. It is not 
known if he married or not. 

478 PV.-iR/NG. 

Ill BasiIv^ Waring. Is not mentioned except in his father's 
will, and is supposed to have died when a child. 
11 IV JOHN^ Waring, b. about 1739; m. Henrietta M. Hall; d. 

Xo. 6. 

Ba^il^ Waring, Sr., (Marsham^ Waring. Basil^ 
Waring ist. Capt. Sampson^ Waring.) youngest son 
of Marshall! Waring and liis first wife, Henrietta, was 
born near Nottingham, Prince George's County, Mary- 
land, in 1711. His uncle, Capt. Basil Waring, died be- 
fore the nephew was more than twenty-two, and as the 
latter was older than his cousin, Basil, he was known as Basil 
Waring, Sr., though on account of his extreme devotion to 
the Roman Catholic Church, he also went by the name of 
" Roman " Basil. On one occasion he was charged with 
influencing his neighbors to send their children to France 
to be educated by the Church of Rome, and was com- 
pelled to defend himself before the Chancellor of the Prov- 
ince, as it was then contrary to the prevailing law to 
send Protestant children to French colleges. About 1736 
Basil Waring married Henrietta Maria Digges, daughter 
of William Digges, of " Melrose." She died at the birth 
of her only child in 1737. He continued to reside on his 
plantation, " Heart's Delight," located in the upper part 
of the county, for many years, and remained a widower 
until 1753, wheh he married Susannah Darnall, daughter 
of Henry Darnall, of " Portland Manor," and his wife, 
Henrietta Maria. Susannah (Darnall) Waring was born 
in 1723, and died January 26, 1806, having executed a 
will in 1800. Basil Waring executed a will in 1793 and 
died April 15th of that year. He devised his dwelling 
plantation to his eldest son and other property to his 
younger children and grandchildren. 

WARING. 479 

Issue by first wife was : 

I Henrietta^ Maria Waring, b. 1737 ; m. Walker. 

Basil Waring had issue by his second wife : 

12 I Marsham^ Waring, b. June 4, 1754 ; d. May 18, 1812. 

II Elizabeth^ Waring, b. June 28, 1756 ; m. Bernard O'Neal ; 

d. August 9, 1808. 
Issue : 

1 Mary^ O'Neai,. 

2 Elizabeth^ O'Neal, d. 1804. 

III Anne* Waring, b. July 18, 1758 ; d. May 9, 1802. Was twice 

married; ist to Jesse Wharton, of St. Mary's County, 
and 2d to Dr. Joseph Hall. They lived at " Locust 
Grove," Montgomery County. 
Issue : 

I Charles® Henry Waring Wharton, m. Rebecca 
Issue : 

1 Ambrose^ Wharton, m. Miss Scott. 
Issue : 

I Virginia** Wharton. 

2 Rebecca' Wharton, m. Charles Hunter. 
Issue : 

I Henry* Waring Hunter. 
IJJ IV Henry* Waring, b. April 19, 1762 ; m. twice ; d. October 
II, 1835- 
V Eleanor* Waring, b. June 15, 1764; m. Henry Brooke, a 
brother of Henry Waring's second wife. They lived at 
"Rich Valley," Montgomery County, Maryland. He 
died in 1819, and she October 11, 1842. 
Issue : 

1 Elizabeth® Susannah Brooke, m. James R. Brent, 

son of Chandler Brent, of Charles County, Maryland. 

2 Eleanor® Brooke, d. young. 

3 Nicholas® Basil Brooke, m. in 1835, his first cousin, 

Mary Anne Waring. 

Xo. 7. 

Thomas^ Waring, (Capt. Basil^ Waring. Basil^ 
Waring ist. Capt. Sampson^ Waring, emigrant.) eld- 
est son of Capt. Basil Waring and his wife, Martha 
(Greenfield) Waring, was born September 30, 17 10, and 

48o WARING. 

lived in Nottingham District, Prince George's County, 
Maryland. Was twice married ; first, December 12, 1734, 
to Jane Oxford, by whom he had two children. His 
second wife was Lucy Brooke, daughter of Thomas 
Brooke and his wife, Sarah Mason. He died January, 
1762, and his widow, by whom he had no children, mar- 
ried Clement Wheeler, 

Issue of Thomas Waring : 

I Martha^ Waring, b. 1735 ; in. Richard Duckett, Jr. 
Issue : 
I Martha* Duckett, b. 1759. 
"2 IvUCy" Duckett. 

3 Jane* Duckett. 

4 Elizabeth" Duckett. 

5 Basil" Duckett, b. 1767. 

6 Thomas" Waring Duckett, b. 1772. 

7 Anne" Duckett. 

14 II Basil^ Waring, "ye 3d," b. November 16, 1740; m. Anne 

Wo. 8. 

Maj. Francis^ Waring, (Capt. Basil^ Waring. 
Basil^ Waring ist. Capt. Sampson^ Waring, emi- 
grant.) son of Capt. Basil Waring and his wife, Martha 
(Greenfield) Waring, was born in 17 15, and was commis- 
sioned a major in the Colonial Army. Was a member and 
vestryman of St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church. 
About 1740 he married Mary, daughter of Col. Leonard 
Hollyday and his first wife, Sarah Smith. Maj. Waring 
died in 1769, and devised to his children a large property, 
including the plantations known as "The Gore," "Terra 
Excultabullis," " Truman's Hall," and " Waring Park." 
He bequeathed to his eldest son his pistols, holsters, and 

WARING. 481 

Issue : 


15 I Leonard^ Waring, b. about 1741 ; m. Elizabeth Lane. 

II Ci^EMENT^ Hor<i,YDAY Waring, b. 1743 ; went to sea, was 

captured and slain by pirates. Executed a will before 
leaving home and devised "Waring Park" to his 

III Dr. BasiIv^ Waring. Served in the United States Army 

during the Revolution. Married Elizabeth Wheatley, 
of St. Mary's County. 

IV Francis^ Waring, Jr. Drowned in Chesapeake Bay. 


V Anne* Waring, m. Hawkins. 

VI James* Haddock Waring. Removed in 1798 to Kentucky. 

Married Boone, and died in 1839, leaving a large 


VII Thomas* Waring, b. 1760 ; m. Lydia Walton, daughter of 

Roger Walton, of Philadelphia ; emigrated to Kentucky 
in 1783 and was elected judge ; d. in 1818, leaving 
several sons. 

VIII EuzABETH* Waring, m. Wheatley. 

IX Mary* Waring, m. Compton. 

X Martha* Waring, m. Wheatley. 

XI Margery* Waring, m. Hawkins. 

Xo. 9. 

Basir Waring, Jr., (Capt. Basil^ Waring. 
Basil^ Waring ist Capt. Sampson^ Waring, emi- 
grant.) son of Capt. Basil Waring and his wife, Martha 
(Greenfield) Waring, was born about 1717 and lived in 
the upper part of Prince George's County. He signed 
his name Basil, Jr., to distinguish himself from his elder 
cousin "Roman," or Basil Waring, Sr. About 1745 he 
married Elizabeth Belt. He executed a will in April, 
1776, which was proven May 26th, same year. He re- 
quested his nephew, Basil Waring 3d, and his cousin, 
Basil Waring, Sr., to act as executors. 

Issue : 

I Thomas* Waring. Lost at sea. Single. 

482 WARING. 

II EwzABETH^ Waring, m. Joshua Beall. ^ 

III Eleanor^ Waring, m. Magruder. 

IV Esther^ Waring, m. Prather. 

V Martha^ Waring, m. . 

VI JAMES^ Waring, b. 1757. Served in the Revolutionary 

Army. Died 1814. Married January 8, 1787, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Henry Hilleary. She was born 1763 ; died 
Issue : 

1 Richard^ Waring, b. 1791 ; d. August 3, 1845. 

2 Eleanor" Waring. 

3 EuzA*^ Waring. 

4 Henry" Hili^Eary Waring, b. 1797 ; d. July 27, 1854. 

5 Thomas" Waring. 

6 Frances" Waring. 

7 John" Waring. 

8 Caroline" Waring. 

9 Catherine" Waring, m. Edward Gantt Waring, son 

of " Basil ye 3d." 

No. 10. 

Richard' Marsham Waring, Jr., (Richard^ 
Marsham Waring, Sr. Marsham^ Waring. Basil^ 
Waring ist Capt. Sampson^ Waring.) eldest son of 
Richard Marsbain Waring, Sr., and his wife, Elizabeth, 
was born about 1733, and lived on his inherited planta- 
tion, now known as " Bald Eagle," on the Patuxent River, 
Prince George's County, Maryland, He died and was 
buried there in 1766. He executed a will, devising his 
dwelling plantation to his two brothers, John and Henry, 
on condition that they should pay all of his debts and 
act as guardians to, and see educated, his only son, whose 
mother's name was Mary Sap. He devised other prop- 
erty to this son. 


I Marcus" Sempronius Waring, b. about 1763 ; m. Jtine 9, 
1794, Mary Hollyday. 

WARING. 483 

Issue : 

1 Richard^ Marsham Waring, b. about 1795 ; m. 

1816 Martha Anne Hardy. 
Issue : 

I JAMES^ Waring, b. about 1719 ; m. Ellen Sasscer. 
Issue : 

1 JOHN^ Waring, m. Miss Hamilton. 

2 Rynaldo^ Waring. 

2 Thomas' Waring, b. about 1800. Removed to the 

West in 1835. 

3 John'' L,. Waring, m. 1828 Violetta Turton. 
Issue : 

1 Thomas^ Waring. 

2 Dr. John^ L. Waring, is a practicing physician, 

and Judge of the Orphans' Court of Prince 
George's County. 

No. 11. 

John^ Waring, Sr., (Richard^ Marsham War- 
ing, Sr. Marsham^ Waring ist. Basil^ Waring ist. 
Capt. Sampson^ Waring, emigrant.) third son of Rich- 
ard Marsham Waring and his wife, Elizabeth Waring, 
was born in Prince George's County about 1737, and 
inherited land near Nottingham. By the death of his 
brother, Richard M. Waring, Jr., he came into possession 
of " Marsham's Rest " and adjacent tracts now known as 
" Bald Eagle," and also owned " Mount Pleasant," a fine 
plantation on the Patuxent River about three miles east 
of Upper Marlborough. There he made his home and 
built the large brick house which still stands. 

About 1765 he married Henrietta Maria Hall, daughter 
of Francis Hall. He owned several thousand acres of 
land, and a great many Negroes. He executed a will 
which was proven in 18 13, and requested his friend, 
Joseph White Clagett, to see its provisions carried out. 
" Mount Pleasant " was left to his son Henry ; " Mar- 
sham's Rest" and adjoining tracts to his son John during 

484 WARING. 

life, and to the latters son, John Henry Waring, after his 
father's death. He also requested "■ Henry Waring, Sr., 
of Montgomery County," to assist in settling the estate. 
His widow also executed a will which was proven in 
1815. They are both buried at "Mount Pleasant," and 
were members of the Roman Catholic Church. 

Their only issue surviving childhood was : 

16 I JOHN^ Waring, Jr., b. 1767; m. 1800 Elizabeth M. Bowie; 
d. 1815. 

\Tt II Henry^ Waring, Jr., b. 1778; m. 1802 Sarah Contee Har- 
rison : d. 1828. 

Xo. 13. 

Marsham' Waring 2d, (Basil* Waring, Sr. 
Marsh AM^ Waring ist. Basil^ Waring ist. Capt. 
Sampson^ Waring.) eldest son of Basil Waring, Sr., and 
his second wife, Susannah (Darnall) Waring, was born in 
Prince George's County, June 4, 1754. With his cousin, 
James Waring, he served in the company commanded by 
his cousin, Basil Waring 3d, during the Revolutionary 
War. By his union with a widow, Mrs. Ross, in 1793, 
he left one son to whom he devised all of his property 
in 1812. He died May 18, 1812. 

Issue : 

Marsham^ Waring, Jr., b. 1794; d. October 15, 1870. 
About 1823 he married an heiress, Violetta Lansdale, 
and had 
Issue : 

1 James' Waring, d. single. 

2 Virginia' Waring, m. McCubbin. No issue. 

3 Elizabeth' Lansdale Waring, m. 185 1 Richard 

W. W. Bowie, and died leaving 
Issue : 

I MiTTiE^ Bowie, m. B. Lee Belt. No issue. (See 
Bowie, No. 54.) 

WARING. . 485 

No. 13. 

Heiiry^ Waring, (Basil^ Waring, Sr. Marsham^ 
Waring. Basii.^ Waring. Capt. Sampson^ War- 
ing.) youngest son of Basil Waring, Sr., and his second wife, 
Susannah (Darnall) Waring, was born in Prince George's 
County, Maryland, April 19, 1762. He removed in 1782 
to Georgetown, D. C, and to "Norway," Montgomery 
County, in 1793. He was a close friend of his cousin, 
John Waring, Sr., of "Mount Pleasant," and in 1793 
married Henrietta Maria Hall, a niece of Mrs. John War- 
ing. He had by her one child, Henry Basil Waring, 
born December 26, 1794 ; died February 26, 1795, at 
" Mount Pleasant" Mrs. Waring also died at " Mount 
Pleasant" while visiting her relatives, February 14, 1795, 
in the twenty-second year of her age. She and her infant 
are both buried at " Mount Pleasant," marble slabs mark- 
ing their graves. 

Mr. Waring married secondly, on October 8, 1805, 
Milicent Brooke, aged twenty, a sister of Henry Brooke, 
who married Eleanor, sister of Henry Waring. She 

was the daughter of Brooke and his wife, 

Elizabeth Hill, whose aunt, Mary Hill, married first 
Charles Carroll, Jr., of Carrollsburgh, D. C, and secondly 
Capt. Ignatius Fenwick, of the "Hermitage," Charles 
County, Maryland. By her first husband she was the 
mother of Daniel Carroll, of Dudington, who was, therefore, 
a first cousin of Milicent Brooke. Mr. Waring married the 
latter at Mrs. Fenwick's home on Capitol Hill, Washing- 
ton, where now stands Providence Hospital. Henry 
Waring died in Georgetown, D. C, October 11, 1835, 
and his wife died May 22, 1847. They had a fine home 
at " Norway," which was destroyed by fire a few years 

Issue : 

I Henrietta*' Maria Susannah Waring, b. September 18, 
1806 ; m. Edward Nicholas Young, son of Nicholas 

486 WARING. 

Young, of White Hall, Maryland. She died May 29, 
Issue : 

1 NiCHOi.As'' Young. 

2 Washington'' Young. 

3 Mary'' Young. 

4 Eugenia' Young. 

II Eleanor*^ Mary Waring, b. June 2, 1808 ; m. Brent, 

son of Chandler Brent, of Charles County ; d. at " Nor- 
way," September 4, 1834. 
Issue : 
I Henry' W. Brent. 
18 III Henry** Basii, Waring, b. February 7, 1810 ; m. Rachel 
Clopper ; d. 1873. 

IV John* Phh,ip Waring, b. December 4, 181 1 ; m. Evelyne 

Manning ; d. 1874. 
Issue : 

I Sarah' Anne Waring, m. Wilfred Marshall, Sr. 
Issue : 
I Wii^fred^ Marsh ai.1,, Jr. 

V Mary" Anne Waring, b. February 13, 1813 ; m. her first 

cousin, Nicholas Basil Brooke. Lived at " Rich Valley." 
He died November 5, 1852. She died January 15, 1870. 
Issue : 

I Andrew' Coi.i,ins Brooke, b. July 25, 1837; d. 
August 2, 1844. 

VI EIvIZABETh** Anne or " Eliza " Waring, b. March 7, 1815. 

A Visitation nun, Georgetown (D. C.) Convent. Known 
as " Sister Charles." Died June 3, 1895. 

VII Anne* Maria Waring, b. February 22, 1817 ; d. 1878; 


VIII Susan* F. Waring, b. September 15, 1818 ; d. 1834 ; single. 

IX Josephine* Jane Waring, b. August 22, 1820. A Visita- 

tion nun, Georgetown (D. C.) Convent. Known as 
" Sister Mary Samuel." Died May 20, 1898. 

X Matilda* Milicent Waring, b. July 22, 1822 ; m. ist John 

O. Hill (a cousin), had 
Issue : 

I John' O. Hill, Jr. 
She married 2d Dr. William G. Hardy ; d. 1896. Issue : 

1 Henry' Philip Hardy. 

2 William' Hardy. 

3 Mary' Hardy. 

4 Eleanor' Hardy. 

5 Thomas' Price Hardy. 

XI Clement* William Waring, b. 1829 ; d. same year. 

WARING. 487 

Xo. 14. 

Basir Waring, "ye 3d," (Thomas^ Waring. 
Capt. Basil^ Waring. Basii.^ Waring. Capt. 
Sampson^ Waring, emigrant.) only son of Thomas 
Waring and his first wife, Jane (Oxford) Waring, was 
born in Prince George's County, Maryland, November 16, 
1740. He was called Basil Waring the third, to distin- 
guish him from his uncle and cousin who were his elders 
and bore the same name. After the death of his uncle he was 
sometimes addressed as Basil Waring, Jr. He was active 
in efforts to induce the people of his county to resist the 
demands of Great Britain, and his name is frequently 
mentioned as participating in the 'proceedings of the vari- 
ous meetings held at Upper Marlboro' by the citizens who 
assembled to perfect arrangements to resist the enemy. 
After the war commenced he was commissioned captain 
of a company of militia, and served in the Southern 
Campaign in Virginia and the Carolinas. In 1766 
he married Anne Gantt, daughter of Thomas Gantt, 
of White's Landing, and his wife, Eleanor Hilleary. 
Basil Waring died about 1800 and left a large family. 

Those of whom we have record were : 

I Thomas^ Waring, b. 1767 at " Waring Grove ;" m. March 
21, 1795, Margaret Berry, daughter of Benjamin Berry 
and his wife, Deborah Eversfield (daughter of Rev. 
John Eversfield), and had 
Issue : 

1 Basii.' Waring. 

2 Deborah' Waring. 

3 Thomas' Waring. 

4 EtLEN' Waring. 

5 Benjamin' Waring. 

6 Priscii^la' Waring. 

7 Erasmus'' Waring. 

8 Rebecca' Waring. 

9 James' IvAWRENce Waring, resides in Columbus, 

10 Spencer' Mitcheli. Waring, removed to Baltimore, 
and married Josephine Hasell, and died leaving 

488 WARING. 

Issue : 

1 Benjamin^ H. Waring, of Baltimore. 

2 Thomas^ Spencer Waring, of Baltimore. 

3 Wii.i.iAM^ E. Waring, of Baltimore. 

4 Robert^ K. Waring, of Baltimore. 

5 Rebecca^ Waring, of Baltimore. 

6 Amanda^ E. Waring, of Baltimore. 

II Basil*^ Waring, m. Elizabeth Hall ; lived in Georgetown, 

D. C. 

III Prisci^i^a^ Waring, m. April 20, 1808, James Gantt. 

IV Anne® Waring, m. Duckett. 

V Jane® Waring, m. Mullikin. 

VI Edward® Gantt Waring, b. 1788; m. September 28, 1808, 

Catherine Waring, daughter of his cousin, James War- 
ing, who was a son of Edward G. Waring's uncle, Basil 
Waring, Jr. Edward Gantt Waring removed with his 
family to Texas, where he died July 12, 1867. He left a 
large family, all of whom remained in Texas except his 
eldest son, who, with his mother returned to Maryland, 
where they passed the remainder of their lives. 
This son was : 

I Dr. James' Waring, settled in St. Mary's County, 

Maryland, and married Anna Maria Thomas, of that 

County, who survives him and has 
Issue : 

1 James* Waring, Jr., m. Maria Gamer. Served in 

the Confederate Army. 

2 Catherine^ Waring, d. single. 

3 Edward* Waring, died in Confederate Army. 

4 Basil* Waring, d. young. 

5 Henry* Waring, single. Served in Confederate 

♦ 6 Anna* Waring, m. Samuel B. Hayden. 

7 Ei<izABETH* Waring, single. 

]Vo. 15. 

lieonard^ Waring, (Maj. Francis* Waring. 
Capt. Basii,^ Waring. Basil^ Waring ist. Capt. 
Sampson^ Waring, emigrant.) eldest son of Maj. Fran- 
cis Waring and his wife, Mary (Hollyday) Waring, was 
born near Nottingham, Prince George's County, Mary- 

WARING. 489 

land, about 1741, and about 1770 married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Benjamin Lane. He was a member and a 
vestryman of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and lived near 

I Thomas® Waring, b. 1771 ; d. single. 

II Benjamin® Waring, b. 1773; m. Burch. 

III Francis" Waring, b. 1775 ; m. his cousin, Mary H. War- 

ing, of Kentucky, 

IV George® Washington Waring, b. 1777 ; ni. Dorsey, 

of Howard County. 

V CiyEMENT® HOLLYDAY WARING, b. 1780. He was named 

for his maternal great-uncle, Clement Hollyday, who 
made him his heir on condition that he change his name 
from Waring to Hollyday. This was done by act of the 
State Legislature, and he became Clement Waring 
Hollyday. He married Martha Stone, daughter of 
James E. Stone and his wife, Elizabeth West, the daugh- 
ter of Stephen West, of the " Woodyard." 
Issue : , 

I James' Erickson Stone Hoixyday, b. 1810. A 
prosperous planter near Nottingham. Died 1868. 
Married Amelia Beall Young, daughter of Manduit 
Young and his wife Elizabeth Beall, great, great, 
great-granddaughter of Ninion Beall, the emigrant. 
Issue : 

1 Ci^EmenT^ Waring Holi^yday, d. single. 

2 SuSAN« Beali, Holi^yday, m. William Wallis. 
Issue : 

1 Minnie** Lewis Wai^lis. 

2 James* Hollyday Wallis. 

3 Elizabeth^ West Hollyday, m. Dr. 

Issue : 
I Albert* Livingstone Wilkerson. 

Xo. 16. 

John^ Waring, Jr., ( John^ Waring, Sr., of Mount 
Pleasant. Richard^ Marsham Waring, Sr. Mar- 

490 WARING. 

SHAM^ Waring ist. Basil^ Waring ist. Capt. 
Sampson^ Waring, emigrant.) eldest son of John War- 
ing, Sr., of Mount Pleasant, and his wife, Henrietta Maria 
(Hall) Waring, was born at Mount Pleasant about 1767. 
On December 30, 1800, he married Elizabeth Margaret 
Bowie, the second daughter of Governor Robert Bowie 
and his wife, Priscilla Mackall. 

He was an officer in the army during the war with 
England, 181 2-14, and resided in and near Nottingham. 
He died November, 1815, and his widow then resided 
with her children in the house which her father be- 
queathed her in Nottingham. She died while on a visit 
to her married daughter in Baltimore July 3, 1854, 
and is buried in Green Mount Cemetery, and her husband 
at " Mount Pleasant." He was a Roman Catholic, but 
his wife was an Episcopalian, and reared her children in 
her Church. 

Issue : 

I Henrietta' Priscilla Waring, b. December, 1801 ; twice 

married, ist to Benjamin Oden, Jr., by whom there was 
no issue. Secondly to B. C. Worthington in 1830. 
(For issue see Worthington and Bowie Sketches.) 

II Eliza' Waring, b. July 26, 1803 ; m. 1819 John Reed 

Magruder, and is yet living (1899). (For issue see Bowie 
Record, Article 29.) 

III Mary" Mackall Waring, d. single. 

IV Robert' Bowie Waring, b. 1807 ; d. in infancy. 

19 V John' Henry Waring, b. March 19, 1809; d. March 22, 
1871 ; m. March 29, 1831, Julia Maria Worthington, 
daughter of Judge W. G. D. Worthington. 

Xo. 17. 

Henry'' Waring, Jr., of '* Mount Pleasant," 

( JOHN-^ Waring, Sr. Richard^ Marsham Waring, Sr. 
Marsham^ Waring, ist. Basil^ Waring, ist. Capt. 

WARING. 491 

Sampson^ Waring, emigrant.) second son of John War- 
ing, Sr., and his wife, Henrietta Maria (Hall) Waring, 
was born at Mount Pleasant, Prince George's County, in 
1779. Inherited Mount Pleasant where he lived after his 
father's death and was called " Col. Henry Waring, of 
Mount Pleasant." Served in the army during the War of 
1812-14. June 22, 1802, he married Sarah Contee Har- 
rison, daughter of John Harrison, of Georgetown, D. C, 
and his wife, Catherine Contee, daughter of Alexander 
Contee, the emigrant. He was a member of the Roman 
Catholic Church, but his wife was a devoted daughter of 
the Episcopal Church, and raised her daughters in her 
own faith, while her sons were members of their father's 
church. Mr. Waring died May 28, 1828, and is buried 
at Mount Pleasant, a marble shaft marking his grave. 
Mrs. Waring lived to be ninety-two ; died in 1872, and 
is buried near her husband. 

Issue : 

I Dr. John' Harrison Waring, b. March, 1803 ; d. June 26, 

1855, single. 

II Henrietta' Maria Waring, b. 1805 ; m. Horatio Scott. 

Issue : 

1 Isabelle® Scott, m. E. G. W. Hall. 

2 Channing^ Scott. 

III Catherine' Harrison Waring, b. 1807 ; m. Gen. Thomas 

F. Bowie ; d. June 2, 1849. (See Bowie History for 
issue. Article No. 48.) 

IV Richard' Marsham Waring, b. 1808 ; d. 1879 I single. 

V Susan' Waring, b. 1809 ; ni. Mordacai Plummer ; b. 1798 ; 

d. 1873. 
Issue : 

1 Wii,LiAM* Plummer, m. 1865, Mary L,. Contee. 

2 Mordacai® Plummer, Jr., m. ist Addie Pratt, 2d 

Charlotte Pendleton. 
Issue, two children by each wife: 

1 Mordacai^ Plummer, Jr. 

2 Florence" Plummer, m. Dr. French Owens. 

3 Thornton" Plummer. 

4 George'' Plummer. 

3 George® Plummer, d. single. 

4 Henry® W. Plummer, d. single. 

492 WARING. 

5 Christiana^ J, Pi^ummer, m. ist John D. Bowling, ad 
Henry Quin. 
Issue : 

1 JOHN^ D. Bowling, m. Mildred Nalle. 

2 May' Bowling, m. Robert Hall. 

3 Helen" Bowling, m. Mr. Slingluff. 

4 Kate" Bowling. 

5 Christine" Bowling. 

VI Grace' Waring, b. 1812 ; d. i860; m. Richard "H. Clagett. 

Issue : 

I Henry* Waring Clagett, m. Mattie Bowling. 
Issue : 

I Grace" Clagett, m. Frank W. Hill. 
Issue : 

1 Christobal" Hill. 

2 Grace'" Hill. 

3 Frank" Hill. 

VII Eleanor' Waring, b. 1815 ; d. 1843 '■> ™- John S. Brookes. 

No living issue. 

VIII Sarah' Waring, b. September 19, 1821 ; m. C. C. Magru- 

der, Sr. ; d. March 9, 1866. No issue. 

IX Eliza'' Waring, m. Hon. J. Halloway, Member of Congress 

from New Jersey. No issue. 

IlTo. 18. 

Henry" Basil Waring, (Henry^ Waring. Basil* 
Waring, Sr. Marsham^ Waring. Basil^ Waring. 
Capt. Sampson^ Waring.) eldest son of Henry Waring, 
of Montgomery County, and his second wife, Milicent 
Brooke, was born in Georgetown, D. C, February 7, 1810. 
Resided in Montgomery County. Married May 5, 1836, 
Rachel Clopper, daughter of Andrew and Anne Torrance 
Clopper, of Baltimore, Maryland. He died April 3, 1873, 
and his wife died December 10, 1891. 

Issue : 

I Anna' Torrance Waring, b. ; m. November 18, 

1880, Edward L,. Hayes, of Darnestown, Montgomery 
County. He died February 13, 1883. 

WARING. 493 

II EIvEanor" Milicent Waring, m. September 12, 1876, 

Douglas Clopper, of " Echo Dale," Montgomery County. 
He died May 29, 1880. 

III Henry' Waring, m. January 7, 1869, Anna Byrne Clopper, 

a daughter of Dauglas Clopper, of " Echo Dale, and his 
first wife, Mary Key. Mrs. Waring died September, 

IV Mary' Torrance Waring. A Visitation nun, Parkers- 

burg, West Virginia. 

V Phii^omena' Waring, m. November, 1883, Henry Philip 


]¥o. 19. 

Col. John' Henry Waring, (John'' Waring, Jr. 
JoHN^ Waring, Sr. Richard* Marsham Waring, 
Sr. Marsham^ Waring .ist. Basii^- Waring ist. 
CapT. Sampson^ Waring, emigrant.) youngest child of 
John Waring, Jr., and his wife, Elizabeth Margaret 
(Bowie) Waring (daughter of Gov. Robert Bowie), was 
born in Nottingham, Prince George's County, Maryland, 
March 19, 1809. He was educated at Charlotte Hall and 
at Annapolis. Upon reaching his majority he received 
the handsome plantation devised him by his grandfather 
Waring, consisting of thirteen hundred acres lying on the 
Patuxent River south of Nottingham, and known as 
" Marsham's Rest," but which he changed to the name 
of " Bald Eagle." It was a very fertile estate, well equip- 
ped with stock, and a large number of Negroes. Here 
Mr. Waring built his dwelling, the old one having been 
burned. On March 29, 1831, he married Julia Maria, 
eldest child of Judge William G. D. Worthington and his 
wife, Eliza (Jordan) Worthington. Mr. Waring for a 
great many years was a vestryman of St. Paul's Episcopal 
Church, and was generally known as " Colonel " Waring. 
A Southern sympathizer, he incurred the hostility of the 

494 WARING. 

Federal Governinent during the Civil War. When it was 
found that his two elder sons had entered the Confederate 
Army, and that he had been visited by Capt. Walter 
Bowie, a noted Confederate raider, the authorities at 
Washington ordered his arrest. Colonel Waring was im- 
prisoned, first in the old capitol, then at Fort Delaware, 

Colonel John Henry ^Varing. 

and his wife and daughters banished to the Southern 
States. His plantation was confiscated and his valuable 
personal property was either destroyed or stolen. After 
the war the Government restored to him his land, but 
never paid for the destruction of his personalty, estimated 
at over seventy-five thousand dollars. Mrs. Waring was 

WARING. 495 

allowed to return to Maryland just before the war ended, 
but the shock and hardships she had endured, upon be- 
ing driven from home, shattered her health. She died 
November 26, 1864, and was buried at "The Valley." 
Colonel Waring survived her until March 22, 187 1, and 
was buried at her side. 

I Priscii^IvA^ Mackai.Iv Waring, b. 1832 ; single. 

II EIvIzabeth* Margaret Waring, b. July, 1834 ; m. 1855 

Richard Duckett. 
Issue : 

I Kate** C. Duckett, m. 1884 W. B. Clagett. 

III JOHN^ Henry Waring, Jr., b. 1836 ; d. in childhood. 

IV JULiA^ Victoria Waring, b. 1838 ; m. Robert Bowie, of 


V AucE^ Maria Waring, b. 1841 ; m. 1865 Judge George C. 

Merrick, son of United States Senator W. D. Merrick and 
his second wife, Catherine B. Thomas, sister of Governor 
Thomas; d. 1882. 
Issue : 

1 Jui.iA^ M. Merrick, m. Lieut. Ryland D. Tisdale, 

United States Navy. 

2 AucE® Merrick, m. Joseph K. Roberts the 3d. 

3 George^ C. Merrick, Jr. 

4 Catherine^ Merrick. 

5 Josephine** Merrick. 

6 Mary** Merrick. 

VI Robert^ Bowie Waring, b. 1843 ; enlisted in Company B, 

First Maryland Cavalry, Confederate States Army ; d. 
December 28, 1862. 
20 VII Dr. Wii^uam® Worthington Waring, m. Ida J. Brooke ; 
d. 1896. 

VIII Benjamin^ ConTEE Waring, b. 1847 ; d. 1888 ; single. 

IX John* Henry Waring, d. in infancy. 

X Richard^ Henry LeE Waring, d. in infancy. 

XI Marshai,i,8 Causin Waring, b. October, 1854 ; single. 

No. 20. 
Dr. William^ Worthington Waring, (Col. John^ 

496 WARING. 

Henry Waring. John" Waring, Jr. John^ War- 
ing, Sr. Richard* Marsham Waring, Sr. Mar- 
sham^ Waring ist. Basil^ Waring ist. Capt. 
Sampson^ Waring, emigrant.) seventh child of Col. 
John Henry Waring and his wife, Julia Maria (Worthing- 
ton) Waring, was born at " Bald Eagle," Prince George's 
County, Maryland, in 1844. When but seventeen he left 
college to enter the Confederate Army, and served in 
Company B, ist Maryland Cavalry, Capt. Emack. The 
war over, studied medicine and graduated with high 
honors at the Maryland Medical University in Baltimore. 
In 187 1 he married his first cousin, Ida Julia Brooke, 
daughter of Dr. Henry Brooke and his wife, Eliza (Worth- 
ington) Brooke, settled in Nottingham, where he resided 
for a number of years, and then removed to Marlborough. 
He possessed a bright intellect and unusual conversational 
powers ; took great interest in politics, and was a fluent 
speaker and writer. His skill as a physician was uni- 
versally recognized, while his bright disposition and 
cheerful manners made him exceedingly popular. 

On August 6, 1896, he was suddenly cut off in the 
prime of a splendidly vigorous mental and physical man- 
hood, and his death created a wide-spread sorrow among 
all classes of his fellow-citizens, who realized the loss the 
community had sustained. He was interred in the ceme- 
tery near Marlborough. 

Issue : 

I E1.IZA** Jordan Waring. 

II JoHN^ Henry Waring, b. 1876. 

III Ida** Brooke Waring. 

IV Caroi^ine* Harris Waring. 

V Robert' Bowie Waring. 


The Woithington family, of ancient English origin, 
possessed landed estates in Lancastershire and Devon- 
shire, England, prior to 1236 A. D. Queen Elizabeth 
was once entertained at " Worthington Hall," in Devon- 
shire, by a Mr. William Worthington. 

Professor Childs, of Harvard University, says : " the name 
was originally spelled Weorthington, and is as old as any 
thing in England." Translated into modern English, it 
means, " the descendants of the men who settled the 
place." During the civil war between Charles I and the 
Puritans, the Worthingtons were staunch supporters of 
the Crown and the established Church ; in consequence 
of which they lost the estates which they had held for 
more than four hundred years, and which had been be- 
stowed upon their progenitors for loyalty and martial valor. 
Upon the accession of Charles II most of this land was 
restored to the original owners. The arms born by the 
various branches of the English family var^'^ in several 
minor details, but all are of a general character and dis- 
play agricultural devices : three forks on a shield ; a sheaf 
of wheat resting on a wheel, and a garland of leaves with 
a goat surmounting it, etc., etc. The motto: Virtute 
dignum avorum — " Worthy to bear the dignity of our 
ancestors." They appear to have been landed gentry of 
local influence and importance, and several were distin- 
guished divines. In 1635 two brothers of this name emi- 


grated to Massachusetts, and have numerous descendants 
in the Northern and New England States. 

About the year 1670 two other members of the 
Worthington family emigrated from England and settled 
in Maryland. Samuel Worthington located in Somersett 
County, while John Worthington permanently established 
himself at " Greenbury Point," on the Severn River, near 
Annapolis. From these two emigrants are descended a 
large number of persons bearing the name now living in 
Maryland, Washington, D. C, Ohio, and Kentucky. 
Many members of this family have been conspicuous in 
public affairs, and were men of wealth and social promi- 
nence. During the Revolutionary period they served the 
State both in a military and civil capacity. Three have 
been elected members of Congress ; one emigrated to 
Ohio — was elected governor and also United States Sena- 
tor ; another was Territorial Governor of Florida, and the 
present Lieutenant-Governor of Kentucky is a Worthing- 
ton. Three of the name represented Anne Arundle County 
in the Legislature at the same time. Thomas C. Worth- 
ington was a brigadier-general during the War of 18 12, 
as well as a member of Congress. One has been a Bishop 
of the Episcopal Church, and others lawyers, physicians, 
and merchants. For more than two hundred years the 
family have enjoyed the same high social position in 
Maryland which is accorded them in that State today. 

The following sketch relates chiefly to the posterity of 
William Worthington, Sr., third son of Capt. John 
Worthington, emigrant. 

No. 1. 

Capt. John^ Worthington, was born in England 
during the year 1650. He emigrated to Maryland about 


1670, and settled at Greenbiiry Point, Anne Arundle 
County, where his home overlooked the present city of 
Annapolis, and the Severn River. His name is men- 
tioned in the proceedings of the Provincial Courts in 
1675. Shortly afterwards was commissioned captain of a 
military company enrolled in his district for service 
against the Indians, and commanded an expedition against 
the enemy. About 1695-6 was a member of the House 
of Burgesses. 

In 1688-90 he married Sarah, daughter of Matthew 
Howard, the emigrant of that name to Maryland. After 
his death his widow became the wife of John Brice *' of 
Severn." Captain Worthington is buried at Greenbury 
Point, the spot being marked wdth a very large flat tomb- 
stone bearing the following inscription : " Here lyeth in- 
terred, the body of Captain John Worthington, who de- 
parted this life April 9th, 1701, aged 51 years." 

The issue of John Worthington and his wife, Sarah Howard: 

I JOHN^ Worthington, Jr. Executed a will in 1766. Men- 

tions sons : John, Charles, Thomas, Samuel, Vachse, 
and William — son of deceased son William. 

II Sarah^ Worthington, m. Nicholas Ridgely. 

III Thomas^ Worthington, m. Elizabeth Ridgely. 

Issue : 

1 Brice' Thomas Beale Worthington, b. November 

2, 1727. Served in the Legislature during the Rev- 
olution, etc., etc. 

2 Maj. Nicholas' Worthington, m. Catherine Grif- 

fith. Aided in organizing the Maryland militia in 

2 IV William^ Worthington, b. about 1697 ; m. ; d. 

V Charles^ Worthington, b. 1701. A posthumous child. 
Settled in Baltimore County. 

William^ Worthington, Sr., (Capt. John^ Worth- 


INGTON.) third son of Capt. John Worthington and his 
wife, Sarah Howard, was born at Greenbury Point, Anne 
Arundle County, Maryland, about 1697. Is mentioned 
as owning land in several parts of Anne Arundle County. 
In 1 7 19 was appointed a justice of the peace. In 1730 
bought of Thomas Homenon, a tract of land lying on the 
south side of Homenon Creek. It had been first patented 
in 1660, and called "Compliment." The boundaries ex- 
tended to the Maggothy River near " the narrows," oppo- 
site " the mountains," and islands in the Chesapeake Bay 
designated " the three sisters." He executed a will in 
1770 ; devised several tracts of land to his two daughters 
and their sons, and to " my grandson William Worthing- 
ton " the estate on the Maggothy River, a number of 
slaves, his watch, a quantity of silver-plate engraved with 
his initials, including " my silver quart tankard, marked 
W. W." He provided that his grandson should enter at 
once into possession of the property ; mentioned no 
son, and only one grandchild named Worthington. The 
silver tankard is now owned by his descendant, Mrs. 
Thomas F. Bowie. His wife was not living when the 
will was executed, and her name is unknown. 

I WiivLiAM^ Worthington, Jr., d. prior to 1770; m. Ida, 


II RuTH^ Worthington, m. Shaw. 

Issue : 
I WiLi-iAM* Worthington Shaw. 

III Sarah^ Worthington, m. John Davis. 

Issue : 
I Wii,i,iAM* Worthington Davis. 

Xo. 3. 

William^ Worthington, Jr., (William^ Worth- 
ington, Sr. JOHN^ Worthington.) only son of Wil- 


liam Worthington, Sr., and his wife, , was born 

near Annapolis about 1721-23. Was not living when 
his father executed a will in 1770. His wife's name is 
said to have been Ida Honienon, or Hammond, by whom 
he had but one child. It is not known when he or his 
wife died. 

Issue : 

4 I Wii^LiAM* Worthington, b. about 1748-9 ; m. 1782 Jane 

Xo. 4. 

William^ Worthington, (William^ Worthing- 
ton, Jr. William- Worthington, Sr. John^ Worth- 
ington.) only son of William Worthington, Jr., and his 
wife, Ida Hdmenon, or Hammond, was born near Annapo- 
lis about 1748-9. Was reared in the home of his paternal 
grandfather, who left him a handsome estate bordering 
upon the Chesapeake Bay and the Maggothy River, and 
opposite the islands called "The Three Sisters." His 
dwelling stood on a hill overlooking the bay, and he 
named it "Mount Ida." In 1773 he had his land resur- 
veyed, and named it " Worthington's Courtesy." 

February 20, 1782, he married Jane Contee, daughter 
of Col. Thomas Contee, of Brookefield, near Nottingham, 
Prince George's County, and the latter's wife, Sarah Ken- 
dall. William Worthington is described as a man of 
most polished manners and affable disposition. He 
endorsed heavily the notes of several of his friends living 
in Annapolis, who later assigned, and the endorser was 
compelled to dispose of his estate on the Maggothy River 
to satisfy the creditors of the men for whom he had be- 
come security. The advertisement of his property in the 
Annapolis Gazette in 1794, shows a large number of 


slaves, stock, etc., as well as about twelve hundred acres 
of land. 

He then removed with his family to Nottingham, and 
for many years was a vestryman of St. Paul's Church in 
that Parish. Colonel Contee gave his daughter that por- 
tion of the " Brookefield" estate on which was located the 
family graveyard, and the original dwelling. The farm 
contained about three hundred acres, and was re-named by 
Mr. Worthington, " The Vale of Tempe," on account, he 
said, of the peaceful life as a planter he passed 
there ; possibly he also had in mind the historic Grecian 
valley of that name. The farm thus named has been 
known only as " The Valley " for a hundred years, and is 
owned by Mr. Worthington's granddaughter, Mrs. 
Thomas F. Bowie, Jr. 

In the family graveyard are interred the early Brooke 
owners of the estate, their descendants, the Con tees, fol- 
lowed by the Worthingtons for four generations, through 
whom the land descended to the present owner ; it having 
never been sold. Near this graveyard is a depression 
showing where was the cellar of the original dwelling 
which was burned while occupied by William Worthing- 
ton. He died intestate in 1820, and is buried at "The 
Valley." Mrs. Worthington died November 19, 1825, iii 
the sixty-fourth year of her age. She executed a will 
which was witnessed by her pastor. Rev. Mr. Gillis, Dr. 
James Harper, the attending physician, and Philemon 
Chew. She devised " The Valley " to her youngest son, 
Walter, and personal property to the other children. 


I Gen. Thomas^ Conter Worthington, b. November 25, 
1782; d. April 12, 1847, at Frederick City, Maryland, 
and is interred there ; a marble monument marking his 
grave. Studied law, and, when admitted to practice, 
removed to Frederick. Was several times elected to 
the House of Delegates, and a member of the Governor's 
Council. In 1830 was elected to Congress, and again in 
1832. Was an officer of the State militia, and during the 


War of 1812-14 was commissioned brigadier-general of 
the 9th Brigade, Maryland troops, and participated in 
the various engagements fought in his State. Achieved 
great distinction as a lawyer, and was noted for his 
literary attainments. Was a profuse writer on historical 
and scientific topics, many of his original manuscripts 
being now in the possession of the writer of this sketch. 
He was administrator of his grandfather, Thomas Con- 
tee's estate, and was named executor in the will of his 
brother, Walter. Was never married. 
5 II Judge WiIvI^iam^ G. D. WorThington, b. 1785 ; m. Eliza 

III Sarah^ Matii<da WorThington, b. 1787 ; d. November, 

1854; single. As Miss " Sallie " Worthington, she was 
admired by a large circle of acquaintances for her wit, 
generosity, and extensive information. 

IV Almira^ Worthington, b. 1790; d. 1871 ; m. 1839 J. H. 

Turton. No issue. Is buried at "The Valley," by the 
side of her sister, Sarah. 

V Jane^ WORTHINGTON, b. 1792 ; m. Michael B. Carroll, 1822 ; 

d. 1852. No issue. She and husband are buried at 
"The Valley." 
VI Wai^ter*" Brooke Cox Worthington, b. September 19, 
1795 ; m. H. P. Waring. 

No. 5. 

Judge William^ Grafton Dulaney Worthing- 

Worthington, emigrant.) second son of William Worth- 
ington and his wife, Jane (Contee) Worthington, was born 
near Annapolis, Maryland, in 1785. While very young 
was taken by his parents to their home near Nottingham 
when they removed to Prince George's County. He was 
a student at St. John's College, Annapolis, and from there 
went to Baltimore in 1804, where he read law and was 
admitted to practice before the courts of that city when 
he was twenty-one. His ability, legal knowledge, and 
eloquence rapidly brought him into prominence. In 1807 


he received the appointment as adjutant on the governor's 
staff. In 1809 was nominated and elected by a large 
majority to represent Baltimore City in the Legislature. 

In 1810 he married Eliza Jordan, of Baltimore, and in 
181 1, having inherited a landed estate from his grand- 
father. Col. Thomas Con tee, of Brookefield, removed to 
Prince George's County ; for a number of years resided 
in Nottingham, and devoted himself to agriculture. 

This life was not stirring enough for his active mind, 
and in 18 13 he stood for, and was elected State Senator, 
for Prince George's County. In 18 15 was appointed 
Comptroller of the United States Treasury, to fill an ex- 
isting vacancy, and for the next two years resided in 
Georgetown, D. C. In 181 7 President Madison appointed 
him a special representative of this Government, to Buenos 
Ayres, Santiago de Chili, and Peru. Was also sent 
as special envoy to Venezuela, being our first representa- 
tive to that country. His commission, signed by James 
Monroe, Secretary of State, is in the possession of the writer 
of this sketch. In a speech made some years later, Mr. 
Worthington referred to this journey which was made 
through South America, principally on horseback. He 
said " I trod the sun-burnt Pampas, and climbed the snow 
clad peaks of the Andes," etc. In 1821 the President 
appointed him Goyernor and Secretary of the Territory 
of East Florida, and he resided for two years in St. Au- 
gustine, where his eldest son was born. In 1823 he re- 
turned to Baltimore, aud was nominated by the Whigs 
for Congress, but was defeated by the Democratic candi- 
date. The next year was elected to the Legislature, and 
again the succeeding year. In 1826 he was urged to ac- 
cept the nomination for governor, but refused to be a 
candidate. In 1827, and again in 1828 he was appointed, 
by the governor, Commissioner for Insolvent Debtors for 
Baltimore City. In 1830 he was appointed Associate 
Judge of the Baltimore City courts, and held that posi- 
tion for several years. After he retired from tlie bench 


he went to Spain, and from there to Greece, having in 
charge some matters entrusted to him by the State De- 
partment. He was the recipient of much attention in 
Athens, on account of the position he had taken regard- 
ing Grecian independence, when he was in the Legisla- 
ture ; his speech on that subject was so masterly that the 
House of Delegates passed a resolution asking the Presi- 
dent to notify Greece of our sympathy and our recogni- 
tion of her independence of Turkey. This speech was 
translated into Greek, and copies sent to that country. 
The Grecian Legislature sent him a letter of thanks, with 
a ring (now in tjie possession of his son, A. C. W.), on 
which were carved certain Greek characters. His speech 
advocating equal sufferage for Jew and Gentile, was also 
a masterly effort, and is still read with gratitude by the 
Hebrews of Maryland, who recognize him as the promoter 
of the bill equalizing their political rights. After his re- 
turn from Europe Judge Worthington resumed his prac- 
tice of law in Baltimore, until his death occurred April 6, 
1856, many years after that of his wife. They are both 
buried at " The Valley " near Nottingham. As illustra- 
tive of his popularity tliroughout his long career, he was 
in 1849 urged to oppose Reverdy Johnson for the United 
States Senate, but having retired from public life he de- 
clined to allow his name to be used. 

Issue ; 

I JULiA^ Maria Worthington, m. 1830 John H. Waring. 

(See Waring.) 

II Eliza*^ Jordan Worthington, m. 1833 Dr. Henry Brooke. 

(See Brooke Record for issue.) 

III Dr. Augustine* Thomas Contee Worthington. Prac- 

ticed medicine in Prince George's County for a number 
of years, then moved to Ohio where he married, and 
finally went to Texas where he died. 

IV James® Chater Worthington. Graduated in medicine. 

Married Fannie Griffith, of Baltimore, and died in Ohio. 
Left one daughter, who married Mr. Defenderfer, of 


V AivEXANDER^CoNTEE WORTHINGTON, b. 1830 ; a well-known 

broker of Baltimore ; m. 1878 Eva Love, and has 
Issue : 

1 Ai^Exander'' ConTEE WORTHINGTON, Jr., m. Miss 



VI Henry^ WORTHINGTON, deceased. 

Wo. 6. 

Walter' Brooke Cox Worthingtoii, (William* 


the youngest child of William Worthingtoii and his wife, 
Jane (Contee) Worthington, was born in Nottingham, 
Prince George's County, Maryland, September 19, 1795. 
Was educated in Nottingham and in Baltimore, where, 
after leaving school, he entered a mercantile house, and 
remained until he had gained a practical business train- 
ing. Returned to Prince George's County shortly after 
reaching his majority and took charge of the estate 
devised him by his grandfather, Colonel Contee, consisting 
of part of the Brookefield land. 

Upon the death of his mother, inherited " The Valley," 
and devoted himself to agriculture for the rest of his life. 
He enlarged "The Valley" by purchasing adjoining 
fields, making it a farm of six hundred acres, and acquired 
several other estates in the same neighborhood, including 
the one known as "Half Pone," or "Leith," which he 
bought from Fielder Bowie. At the time of his death he 
owned more than two thousand acres, and more than a 
hundred Negroes. 

November 6, 1827, Mr. Worthington married Henrietta 
Priscilla (Waring) Oden, widow of Benjamin Oden, Jr., a 
daughter of John Waring, Jr., and his wife, Elizabeth Mar- 
garet Bowie, a daughter of Gov. Robert Bowie. Mrs. 


Worthingtoii was born in Nottingham December 4, 1800. 
November 12, 1822, married Benjamin Oden, Jr., who 
died May 21, 1823, aged twenty-four, by whom there 
was no issue. 

Though taking a keen interest in politics, and an ardent 
Whig:, Mr. Worthington was never a candidate for office 

liValter Brooke Cox Worthington. 

but once, when, in 1834, he consented to accept the nom- 
ination for State Legislature, and was elected. He served 
one term, and declined to stand for re-election. 

He resided in the brick house still standing on the 
" Half Pone " plantation, but owing to its proximity to 
the river suffered from malaria, and in his will directed 


that the land be sold on this account. Mrs. Worthington, 
who was a noted beauty, died of pneumonia March 20, 
1843, and her husband then removed his children to 
Nottingham, where he resided with Mrs. Waring, his 
mother-in-law, until August 2, 1845, when he died sud- 
denly of apoplexy, and was buried at "The Valley," 
marble slabs marking his and his wife's graves. 

For the era in which he lived he was reputed a wealthy 
man and handsomely provided for his five children. His 
will is especially notable for his affectionate solicitude for 
his motherless children. He left the two eldest daughters 
"The Valley," and a large number of Negroes and stock. 
He desired that his other land be sold and the money 
invested for the use of the three younger children. He 
named as executors his brothers-in-law, Michael B. Carroll, 
Col. John H. Waring, and his eldest brother. Gen. Thomas 
C. Worthington. 

In appearance, Mr. Worthington is described as short 
and compactly built, resembling his father and two 
brothers. A man of strong sense and sound judgment, 
his advice was constantly sought by his neighbors, who 
held him in the highest honor and esteem. He is said to 
have been named for his father's friend. Col. Walter 
Brooke Cox, who once lived in Nottingham. 

The issue of Walter B. C. Worthington and Priscilla, his wife, was 
eight children. Three died in infancy ; the others were : 

I Elizabeth* Margaret Worthington, b. October 12, 

1834 ; m. December 16, 1856, Thomas F. Bowie, Jr. (See 
Bowie Record.) 
Issue : 

1 Walter'' Worthington Bowie, b. April 22, 1858 ; m. 

Eleanor Clagett. 

2 Catherine' Waring Bowie, b. Aprils, i860; m. 

Thomas J. Clagett. (For issue see Bowie and Clagett 

II Laura*^ Worthington, b. May 12, 1836 ; m. December 16, 

1856, Robert Withers Harper, b. July 21, 1833, in Marl- 
boro', Maryland, a son of Dr. James Harper and his wife, 
Ellen Whittaker. Dr. Harper was born in Norfolk, Vir- 


ginia, and was the son of Maj. James Harper, of the 
Revolutionary Army. He removed to Maryland and died 
in Marlboro' in 187 1, aged 74. After the marriage of 
Robert W. Harper to Laura Worthington, he removed 
with her to Little Rock, Arkansas, where he practiced his 
profession of law, until he located on a cotton plantation 
which he bought on the Arkansas River. In i860 he 
was elected to the State Legislature, and voted for the 
Act of Secession. In the spring of 1861 he raised a 
company of riflemen in Conway County, of which he 
was elected captain. Was mustered into the First 
Arkansas Regiment, and in June, 1861, was commissioned 
major. His regiment was assigned to Gen. Benjamin 
McCoUough's brigade, and Colonel Churchill, afterwards 
general, commanded the regiment. Took part in the 
fights of the Trans-Mississippi until after the Battle of 
Shiloh, when he was ordered to Tennessee to reinforce 
Beauregard. In 1862 Major Harper was elected colonel 
of his regiment, and attached to McNair's Brigade, 
Cheatam's Division. During the summer of 1862, as 
senior colonel, he commanded the brigade, McNair hav- 
ing been sent to Arkansas. Colonel Harper in 1863 
was sent with his brigade to Mississippi. He was com- 
plimented on the field for gallantry at the battle of 
Murfreesboro, as well as at Elk Horn. Just before re- 
inforcing Bragg, General McNair returned and resumed 
command, but was wounded, and Colonel Harper once 
more was placed in charge of the brigade, and led it in the 
desperate charge against a Kansas battery on Snodgrass 
Hill, at Chickamauga. His horse was killed, and he 
ran forward on foot to re-form the advance line which 
was broken, and while in the very front of his command 
was struck by a cannon ball and almost instantly killed, 
September 20, 1863. Colonel Harper was greatly beloved 
by his entire regiment, and numerous instances are re- 
lated by his comrades of his bravery and devotion to his 
men. Once when ill himself he dismounted and placed 
a private soldier on his horse, when the man had sunk 
by the road from exhaustion. At another time when 
passing a wounded soldier he stopped and gave him his 
own overcoat, and continued on the way through the 
rain and snow without one. At present in Conway 
County, Arkansas, there is a Confederate Veteran Asso- 
ciation, "The R. W. Harper Camp," named in his 
honor. He was highly educated, possessed a brilliant 
mind, and charming manners. But for his early death 
he doubtless would have won a national reputation. 


His widow after the war returned to Maryland with her 
only surving child. 
Issue : 

1 Robert'' W. Harper, Jr., b. 1858; d. at thq age of 


2 Walter^ Worthington Harper, b. i860 ; d. 1863. 

3 Eli^En" WhiTaker Harper, a posthumous child. 
Ill Henry" Ci,ay Worthington, b. 1838; d. 1852 at St. John's 

7 IV WiLUAM*' Worthington, b. November 28, 1839 ; d. 1871 ; 
m. Sarah L. Bowie. 
V Henrietta*' Priscii.i.a Waring Worthington, single. 

Xo. 7. 

William" Worthington, (Walter' B. C. Worth- 
ington. William* Worthington. William^ Worth- 
ington. William^ Worthington. Capt. John^ 
Worthington.) youngest son of Walter B. C. Worthing- 
ton and his wife, Henrietta Priscilla (Waring) Worthing- 
ton, was born near Nottingham November 28, 1839. 
Left an orphan at an early age, he was reared by his aunt, 
Mrs. Jane Carroll, at " Brookefield." Was educated at 
St. John's College, Annapolis, aud on October 11, i860, 
married Sarah Louise Bowie, daughter of Geu. Thomas F. 
Bowie and his first wife, Catherine (Waring) Bowie. 

Mr. Worthington inherited a handsome property both 
from his father and his aunt, Mrs. Carroll, and bought a 
large plantation on the Patuxent River, near Woodville, 
Prince George's County, Maryland. It contained six 
hundred acres, and was called " Spring Hill." His wife, 
known as " Minnie Bowie " before her marriage, was con- 
sidered one of the most beautiful women in her county. 
Mr. Worthington never entered public life. He died at 
his home November 11, 1871, and was buried at "The 
Valley." His widow later removed to Washington with 
her children, and at present resides in Boston, Massachu- 

wo J? THING TON. 5 1 1 

setts, with her youngest daughter, whose husband is con- 
nected with one of the journals of that city. 

Issue : 

I Catherine' Harrison Worthington, b. July 11, 1862; 

m. 1889 Ralph Plater Stull. No surviving issue. 

II Henrietta' Priscilla Worthington, b. July 14, 1865 ; ni. 

1887 Clarence E. N. Lancaster, of Rhode Island. Re- 
sides in Boston. 
Issue : 

1 Sarah^ Louise Lancaster. 

2 Annie* C. Lancaster. 

3 Esther* Hii<i< Lancaster. 

4 Mary* Lancaster. 

5 C* E. N. Lancaster, Jr. 

6 Catherine* W. Lancaster. 

III Wai.TEr'' Brooke Cox Worthington, Jr., b. March 14, 

1867 ; single. Is connected with a mercantile house in 
Washington, D. C. 


Page 26, 6>^ VII Mary- Bowie; should read 7 VII Mary'^ Bowie;. 
44 and 45, Philoinen Chew should read Philemon Chew. 
47, Phillip Lee should read Philip L,ee. 

165, Ella R. Johnson should read Eliza R. Johnson. 

166, Charles J. Gwynn should read Charles J. Gwinn. 
197, V)x.John George should read Dr. Archibald George. 
216, Mary Lloyd should read Mary Llewellyn. 
250, Charleslown, South Carolina, should read Charleston, 

South Carolina. 
358, Joseph Sim should read Dr. Patrick Sim. 
426, J. B. Akin should read J. B. Aiken. 
426, Mary Ruddick should read Florence M. Ruddick. 


The llaryland Bowies. (Page 21) 



I John Bowie, Sr. 


2 John Bowie, Jr. 


3 Eleanor Bowie 


4 Allen Bowie, Sr. 


5 Capt. William Bowie 


6 Thomas Bowie 


7 Mary Bowie 


8 William Bowie, Jr. 


9 Allen Bowie, Jr. 

10 Rev. Dr. John Bowie 


II Capt. Fielder Bowie 


12 Walter Bowie, Sr. 


13 Gov. Robert Bowie 


14 William Sprigg Bowie 


15 William Bowie 3d 


16 Col. Thomas Bowie 


17 Elizabeth Bowie 


18 Col. Washington Bowie 


19 Allen Bowie 


20 James Bowie 


21 Thomas H. Bowie 


22 Allen Bowie 


23 Thomas Contee Bowie 


24 Capt. Eversfield Bowie 


25 Maj. John F. Bowie 


26 Wm. Bowie " of Walter " 


27 Daniel Bowie 


28 Walter Bowie, Jr. 


29 Elizabeth M. Bowie 


30 Margaret A. Bowie 


31 Robert W. Bowie 


32 John B. Bowie 


33 William M. Bowie 


34 Charles Bowie, Sr. 


35 John Bowie 


36 George W. Bowie 


37 Richard C. Bowie 


38 Thomas J. Bowie 


39 Judge Richard J. Bowie 


Article Page 

40 Robert G. Bowie 152 

41 Joseph H. Bowie 153 

42 Hyde Ray Bowie 154 

43 Dr. Aug. J. Bowie 156 

44 Thomas H. Bowie, Jr. 158 

45 Fielder Bowie 159 

46 Mary M. Bowie 162 

47 Robert Bowie 168 

48 Gen. Thomas F. Bowie 171 

49 Dr. Allen T. Bowie. 180 

50 Allen P. Bowie 185 

51 Frederick J. Bowie 190 

52 William D. Bowie 191 

53 Walter W. W. Bowie 197 

54 Richard W. W. Bowie 202 

55 Robert Bowie 203 

56 Robert Bowie, Jr. 204 

57 William B. Bowie 206 

58 Dr. Richard W. Bowie 209 

59 Francis M. Bowie 211 

60 Charles Bowie, Jr. 212 

61 Thomas J. Bowie 213 

62 Henry C. Bowie 214 

63 Leonard O. Bowie 214 

64 Thomas J. D. Bowie 215 

65 Col. Washington Bowie 3d 217 

66 G. French Bowie 219 

67 Maj. Thomas F. Bowie 220 

68 John R. Bowie 224 

69 Capt. Allen T. Bowie 225 

70 Thomas C. Bowie, Jr. 227 

71 John E. Bowie 229 

72 Clifford N. Bowie 230 

73 Dr. Howard S. Bowie 230 

74 Gov. Oden Bowie 232 

75 H. Brune Bowie 237 

76 Robert Bowie ' ' of Walter ' ' 239 

77 Reginald Bowie 239 

78 T. T. Somer\-ell Bowie 240 



The Bowies of Charles County, Maryland. (Page 242) 


1 Abraham Boey 

2 John Boey 

3 John Bowie, Jr. 

4 Oswell Bowie 

5 William Bowie 

6 Rhodi Bowie 

7 Abraham Bowie 

8 Joseph Bowie 

Page Article 

243 9 Isaac Bowie 

244 10 James Bowie 

244 II Eli Bowie 

245 12 Hezekiah Bowie, Sr. 

245 13 Richard P. Bowie 

246 14 James W. Bowie 

247 15 Dr. William C. Bowie 

The Bowies of liOnisiana. (Page 258) 

1 James Bowie 

2 Rezin Bowie, Sr. 

3 John J. Bowie 

4 Rezin P. Bowie 


5 Col. James Bowie 

6 Stephen Bowie 

7 Rezin Bowie, Jr. 

The Virginia Bowies. (Page 280) 

1 John Bowie 

2 James Bowie 

3 John C. Bowie 

4 Walter Bowie 

5 Robert Bowie 


6 Allen B. Bowie 

7 James L,. Bowie 

8 James B. Bowie 

9 Walter Bowie, Jr. 
10 William M. Bowie 

The Canadian Bowies. (Page 298) 

1 James Bowie 

2 William Bowie 

3 Dr. James Bowie 

4 Mary J. Bowie 



5 Elizabeth Bowie 

6 Amelia McDonald Bowie 

7 Duncan E. Bowie 

The South Carolina Bowies. (Page 309) 

1 Maj. John Bowie 309 

2 George Bowie 312 

3 Andrew Bowie 314 

4 John Bowie, Jr. 316 

5 William Bowie 316 

6 Samuel Bowie 317 

7 Chancellor Alex. Bowie 318 

8 Gen. John Bowie 321 

9 Dr. Samuel W. Bowie 324 

10 James S. Bowie 

11 Langdon Bowie 

12 Eliza Bowie 

13 IvUther A. Bowie 

14 Pinckney G. Bowie 

15 Mary J. Bowie 

16 Capt. Andrew W. Bowie 

17 Margaret R. Bowie 

18 John M. Bowie 

The Pennsylvania Bowies. (Page 342) 
Ralph Bowie 




2 Thomas L. Bowie 

3 R. Ashhurst Bowie 

Some Weil-Known Families, 


4 Richard H. Bayard Bowie 
Note Capt. George Bowie 

























Adams, C. E. 


Belt, Dr. Humphrey 






Robert E. 


Samuel Sprigg 


Addison, Dr. Edmund B 



48, 139 


123, 124 



Thomas Duckett 


William Joseph 

48, 139 

Rev. Walter D. 


Dr. William Seaton 

48, 139 

Aiken, J. B. 


Benham, Maj. Calhoun 

Akers, J. S. 


Berkeley, Edris 




George Newman 


Alexander, Thomas S. 


Dr. H. J. 


Anderson, James 


Berry, Benjamin 31, 35 

372, 374, 

Ashhurst, Richard 


451. 487 

Ball, Rebecca 




Barnard, T. J. 




Bass, John M. 

■ 31 



Bayard, James A. 



30, 31 



Dr. John E. 


Thomas F. 


Gen. John S. 


Bayne, William 



373. 378 

Dr. John H. 


Judge Samuel H. 


Beale, Edward F. 


Thomas Lansdale 




W. W. 


Beall, William 




Beans, Col. John Hancock 56 




35. 41, 55 

Bird, Abraham 


Dr. William 


Blizzard, Giles 




Blunt, H. W. 


Beatty, Edward 


Bonham, James 


Belt, Algenon Sidney 

48, 140 



Benjamin Lee 

48, 484 

Boone, Charlotte 


Charles R. 

48, 140 

Boswell, Fielder B. S. 




Bowden, Frank W. 



48, 139 



Joseph Sprigg 



Maryland Bowies. 

Bowie, Allen, Sr. 


Bowie, Dr. Allen 


Allen, Jr. 


Allen Lee 


Allen (of Capt. Fielder) 105 

Allen Perrie 

185, 364 

Allen (of Dr. John) 


Allen Preston 


Allen (of J. F.) 




Bowie, Allen St. John 


Bowie, Joseph Haskins 


Dr. Allen Thomas 


Leonard W. 


Capt. Allen Thomas 




Allen Thomas, Jr. 


Mary Melvina 


Allen Washington 


Mary Mackall 


Albert B. 


Margaret Anne 


Argyle C. 




Dr. Augustus Jesse 


N. Mortimer 


Augustus Jesse 


Gov. Oden 


Augustus J., Jr. 


Oden, Jr. 


Charles, Jr. 


Osborne Sprigg 


Charles. Sr. 


Dr. Richard 


Carter I,ee 


Richard C. 


Carlton R. 


Judge Richard Johns 


Clarence L. 


Richard S. 


Clifford Napoleon 


Richard W. W. 202 


Capt. Daniel 




Daniel (of Walter) 


Gov. Robert 76 




Robert (of Cedar Hill) 




Robert (of Annapolis) 


Elizabeth Margaret 


Robert, Jr. 


Eugene H. 


Robert (of W. W. W.) 


Capt. Eversfield 


Robert Bruce 


Capt. Fielder 


Robert Gilmer 


Fielder 2d 


Dr. Robert J. 


Frederick J. 


Robert Lee 


Geo. Wash, (of Thos. C.) 


Thomas 46, 9 


George W. (of Thomas) 


Thomas Contee 


Henry Brune 


Thomas Contee (of Robt.) 


Henry Contee 


Thomas Contee, Jr. 


Henry Pike 


Gen. Thomas F. 


Dr. Howard Strafford 


Maj. Thomas F. 232 


Dr. Humphrey Belt 


Thomas Hamilton, Sr. 


Hyde Ray 


Thomas H. C. 



25, 28 

Thomas H., Jr. 


James (of Dr. John) 


Thomas Johns 


James Calloway 


Thomas Miller 


James H. R. 


T. T. Somervell 


James John 


Victoria A. 


James John (of Robt. W. 

) 138 

Walter, Sr. 


Lieut. James Kemp 


Walter, Jr. 


James Morsell 


Walter Baruch 


John, Sr. 


Walter W. 233 


John, Jr. 


Col. Washington 


Rev. Dr. John 




John (of Bladensburg) 


Wallace A. 


John Burgess 


WilHam, Sr. 


John Eversfield 


William, Jr. 


John Eversfield 


William 3d 


Dr. John F. 35, 

37. 39 

William (of Walter) 


Maj. John Eraser 


William Dallas 


John Routh, Sr. 


William Duckett 


John T. 


William Duckett, Jr. 


John Wilson 


William Mordacai 


John William 


William Sprigg 


The Bowies of Charles County, Maryland. 

Boey, Abraham 

243 Bowie, Aquilla 


Bowie, Abraham 











Bowie, Eli 


Bowie, Joseph 


H. B. 




Henry H. 


Lewis Davis 




Newton Simon 






Jacob H. 








'ames Price 


Rhodi, Jr. 


James W. 

245, 254, 256 



Boe}', John 




Bowie, John, Jr. 


Dr. William Capers 


The Bowieis of liOnisiana. 

Bowie, David 


Bowie, John Jones, Jr. 






Col. James 


Rezin, Sr. 


Col. James, Jr. 


Rezin, Jr. 


James, Jr. 


Rezin Pleasant 


John Jones 




The Virginia Bodies. 

Bowie, Dr. Andrew 


Bowie, John 


Allen B. 


John Catlett 


Allen H. 


Mary A. 












Walter, Jr. 


Dr. Gordon F. 





280, 283 

Walter Russell 

Tames Barber 


William Miller 


James L,. 


The Caiiad 

ian Bowies. 

Bowie, Amelia M. 


Bowie, John 


Duncan E. 


John, Jr. 














Dr. James 


The ISonth Cai 

rolina Bowieis. 

Bowie, Alexander 


Bowie, Maj. John A. 




John Middleton 


Dr. Andrew 




Capt. Andrew W. 336 

Langdon, Jr. 




Luther A. 


Eliza A. 


Malachi B. 


Franklin B. 


Mary J. 


Frank P. 


■ Margaret R. 




Milledge L. 


Jabez C. 


Nathan Brookes 


George John 


Pinckney G. 


Lieut. Hamilton 340 



James Andrew 


Samuel A. 


James Parke 


Samuel E. 


James S. 


Dr. Samuel W. 


Maj. John 


Svdnev Johnson 


John, Jr. 




Gen. John 


William S. 




The Pennsylvania Bowies. 

Bowie, Ralph 


Bowie, Thomas I,. 


Richard A. 

345. 361 



Richard H. B. 


Capt. George M. 


Bowling, John D. 


Calvert, Mary 


Brent, Chandler 


Cameron, Mary 


James R. 


Carroll, Charles 


Hngh Ines 


Gov. John Lee 


Margaret Chambers 


Carter, Charles H. 


Thomas Young 


Chambers, Gov. John 


Brooke, Baker 


Joseph Sprigg 



30. 453 

Chew, Frisby F. 



29. 30 



Clement, Sr. 


Philemon L. 


Rev. Clement 



382, 383 

Clement, Jr. 


Judge R. B. B. 39, 45, 46, 388 

Frederick Thomas 


Samuel 380, 381 

383. 385 

Henry ist 


Dr. Samuel 


Henry 2d 


Sarah Lock 


Henry 3d 


Rev. Thomas John 


Dr. Henry 

368, 496 

Dr. Thomas J. 





380, 382 

John B., Sr. 

173. 367 

Col. John H. 


Judge John B. 


Rev. John H. 




William L. 




Chewning, R. H. 




Chichester, Capt. Arthur M. 98 

Nicholas B. 

479. 486 

George M. 


Dr. Oswald 


Washington Bowie 


Dr. Richard 

351. 363 

Chipman, George Colfax 




Clagett, Charles 


Col. Thomas 


Charles W. 


Maj. Thomas 75. 35i 

, 355, 361 



Walter Bowie 

75. 365 


29. 401 

Brookes, Benjamin 

44, 75 

Col. Edward 


James Bowie 




Capt. John 




John Smith 



30. 399 



John (of E.) 


William Bowie 


Joseph W. 

405. 483 

William F. 


Richard, Sr. 


W. T. 


Robert A. 

392, 415 

Buchanan, Judge John 


Rev. Samuel 


Burgess, Richard 


Thomas 178, 394 

395. 397 

Busey, John 


403, 411,413,414 

Dr. Samuel C. 


Thomas, Jr. 


Burgess, Richard 


Thomas (of Iowa) 




Thomas H. 


Burnett, Richard 


Claggett, Bishop T. J. 


Burroughs, John W. 


Clagett, Thomas J. 


Caswell, Edward W. 


Jiidge Thomas W. 




William B. 


Cassin, W. D. 


Hon. William H. 


Calvert, George 




Catlett, John 


Clark, Daniel 


Calvert, Joseph 


William Bowie 




Clopper, Andrew 


Duckett, Thomas A. 


, 125 

Coffin, Charles 


Dr. Thomas S. 


Contee, Alexander 


Dudley, J. R. 



Rev. Benjamin 


Duer, William 




Duerson, Joseph 


Charles S. 


Duncanson, Edward 


Edmund H. 




Col. John 


Dusenbury, Hamilton Bowie 


Capt. John 




lyieut. John 


Maj. Samuel 




Duvall, John 


Philip A. L. 




Philip A. L.,Jr. 


Eden, Anne, 




Edwards, John I,. 


Richard A. 


Eichar, Joseph 


Col. Thomas 

47, 435 




, 425 

Cooke, John Esten 


Eversfield, Charles 




Dr. Charles 




Charles E. 


Coolidge, E. B. 




Collins, Linwood 


Rev. John 

447, 451 


Coleman, Robert 


Rev. John 



Copeland, H. J. 


Dr. John 


Cox, James L,. 




Crabb, Margaret 




Craig, Dr. Barclay Haskins 




Charles Page 




John Hooper 


Dr. William O. 


William H. 


Fendall, Benjamin 



Craddock, Rev. Mr. 


Benjamin T., Sr, 


Cramphin, Thomas 
Crawford, David 



Benjamin T. 


, 470 


Josias F. 


Curran, William 


Col. John 


Curry, J. L. M. 


Townsend D. 


Dabney, Charles W. 


W. E. 


Dalcour, F. A., Jr. 


Ferris, Emily M. 


Dallas, Margaret 


Finch, Phoebe 


Dangerfield, Henry 






Capt. W'illiam 


Darnall, Henry 



Fishleigh, John 


Dashiell, Irene 


Eraser, Rev. John 


Davis, Allen Bowie 


Freeland. Dr. Frisby 


Rebecca D. 


Friedlander, John 





Frost, John 


William W. 


Floyd, C. L. 


William W. 


Forbes, James 


Davidson, Hunter 


Fox, Arthur 





Gammon, W. M. 


Dawson, Thomas M. 


Gantt, Rev. Edward 


Detrich, Charles R. 




Digges, William 




Dorsey, John 




Thomas Beale 




Vernon M. 


Thomas 42, 144, 

145, 359 


Duckett, Judge Allen Bowie 3 

S, 79 

Dr. Thomas 





Gauntt, John of 



75, 122 


Gerald, Octavius M. 




Ghiselin, Reverdy 


Richard 38 

41, 480 


Dr. Reverdy 




, 125 

Maj. Robert 





Ghiselin, Dr. James T. 


Hill, Frank H. 


Gilcrist, Robert 


John 0. 


Gillispie, James 


Hilleary, Henry 


Gettings, William R. 


Hodges, Benjamin 


Golden, W. R. 




Gott, Edwin 




Grant, John A. 


Dr. Thomas 


Gravette, Dr. J. J. 


Holland, Emma Bowie 


Gray, Winthrop 


Hollyday, Clement W. 


Grayson, Beverly R. 


James E. S. 




Sir Leonard 


Green, Gordon W. 


Leonard 97 

475. 480 

William Sanders 




Greenfield, Col. Thomas 


Hooper, Levi B. 


Griffis, John C. 


Howard, Allen Bowie 


Griffith, Luke 




R. C. 


John Spence 


R. H. 






Thomas C. B. 


Gowan, Bowie Campbell 


Hulburt, Samuel 


George D'Olier 


Hunter, Charles 


Gwinn, Charles J. M. 


Dr. John 


Gwynn, James S. 


Walter Brooke 


Haddock, James 


Hurst, John 


Hall, Benjamin 

73, 139 

Hyde, Granville 








Ide, George P. 


Dr. Julius 


Irving, George H. 


Thomas Belt 


Isham, Daniel 


Hamilton, Maj. Andrew 


Sir Gregory 


Lord Thomas 




Hammond, Nicholas 


Johns, Richard 


WilHani S. 


Johnson, Bowie 


Hanan, Henry M. 


Edward C. 


Hanson, Alexander Contee 


Louis E. 






Lieut. Peter C. 


Reverdy, Jr. 




Joelliffe, James 


Hardy, Henry P. 


Jones, Adam W. 


Dr. William G. 


John Paul 


Harper, Dr. James 190,510 

Jordan, Eliza 




Knox, Alexander B. 


Col. Robert W. 


Andrew W. 

323, 335 



James C. 


Harris, Dr. Charles M. B. 


John Barnet 


Harrison, John 4 

33. 491 

vSamuel C. 


Harry, George 


William W. 




Keerl, George H. 


Haskins, Anna Maria Barclay 100 

John T. 


Hatton, Hon. Thomas 


Susan Bowie 


Hawkins, George 


Kemp, James 




Robert H. 


Hayes, Edward L. 


Kent, Gov. Joseph 


Hayward, Dallas Bowie 


Jonathan Yates 


Thomas vSmyth 


Kerr, Charles Goldsboro 


Hebb, Hopewell 


Key, Maurice 


Hemsley, William W. 


Kilcrease, George W. 


Herbert, John C. 


Kingsbury, C. F. 


Hicks, Dr. S. K. 


Kinsolving, C. J. 


Hill, Clement 


Lancaster, C. E. N. 




hane, Benjamin 


Marshall, Charles 




Col. Charles 


Fannie R. 




Latimer, Thomas 


Marsham, Richard 


Lansdale, Isaac 


Martin, Samuel 


Leatherman, Zach. 


Meade, Richard 


LeClaire, A. D. 


Meredith, E. E. 


Ivce, Philip 


Merrick, George C. 



46, 358 

W. D. 


Gov. Thomas Sim 

42, 359 

Miller, John 


L,eigh, Judge Wickam 


Mitchell, Catherine 


Lewis, Judge G. W. 


Moran, Bowie 


Linthicum, Stewart B. 


Moore, Edgar M. 


Shales Abner 




Lowndes, Christopher 


John S. 




Joseph H. 


Lovel, John 


Morgan, John Hurst 


Lucas, Frederick 


DeWitt CHnton 


Lyles, Hilleary 


Morris, Thomas H. 


Enoch . 

118, 119 

Moss, A. H. 


Lyons, John H. 


Muir, William 


Mackall, James • 


Mullikin, Belt 


James John 



25, 56 



John B. 


Mackoy, Harry Brent 


Mundell, Alexander 

451. 454 

William Hardia 




McCeney, Edgar P. 


Ninimo, Capt. Joseph 


McCubbin, Virginia W. 


Oden, Benjamin, Sr. 


McDaniel, John 


Benjamin, Jr. 


McGonigal, Hyde Ray 


Ogle, Gov. Benjamin 




Richard L. 


McGregor, N. M. 


Gov. Samuel 


McKim, Hollins 


O'Neal, Bernard 


Maddox, Dr. T. N. 


Owens, Dr. French 

171, 491 

Magruder, Alexander 




C. C. 


Robert Bowie 




Oxford, Jane 




Peake, John S. 


James A. 


Pendleton, JohnT. 


John Read 130, 

433. 490 

Penn, Dr. Hanson 




Pepper, David, Jr. 


Richard A. C. 


Perrie, Charles 


Robert Bowie 


Pettingill, Samuel 


Marbury, Rev. Alexander 


Pike, Henry 


Alexander Marshall 


Plummer, Mordacai 

442, 491 



W. W. P. 


Dr. Charles C. 


Porter, Commodore W 

D. 117 

Fendall, Sr. 


Potter, William H. 




Pottinger, Robert 

27, 50, 57 



Pratt, Gov. Thomas G. 


John H. 


Price, C. W. 


Luke, Sr. 


Quin, Henry 


Col. Luke 42 

, 56, 460 

Qusenberr)', John L- 


Rev. Ogle 


Rapine, Daniel 


Capt. William 


Ray, Lieut. Hyde 


Dr. William A. 




William Luke 


Dr. Hyde 


William L., Sr. 


Reynolds, Robert 


William Luke 


Ridgely, Andrew S. 


Marshall, Alexander J. 


Riggs, Thomas 




Riggs, William 


Roberts, Eugene 


Joseph K. 




Victoria M. 


Robbins, Alice Bowie 


K. R. 


Routh, Job 




Ruddick, Robert 


Sanders, William 


Sasscer, Frederick 


Dr. Reverdy 


Saxon, Dr. B. B. 


Scott, Horatio 


Schley, Frederick 




Semnies, Aldebarron 


John H. 


Sewell, Henry 

46, 360 

Shaw, William W. 


Shipley, Edward 


Simmons, David W. 


Simpson, L,ieut. Edward 


Dr. P. 


Singleton, John 


Thomas D. 


Slingluff, Charles B. 


Smith, David P. 


Fielder Bowie 


George Waring 


Hamilton Tillard 


John 21, 74, 88 

- L. A. Halsey 








William S. 


Snowden, Richard 

434- 440 

Somervell, Thomas 


Soniat du Forsat, Eugene 


Dr. Joseph M. 


Southron, Henry 


William H. 


Sprigg, Benjamin 


John Clark 




Osborne 40, 42, 46 

47, 137 


47. 137 



Sparrow, Thomas 


Stanley, William 


Steel, Nevitt 


Sterrell, A. B. 


Stillman, Joseph H. 


Stone, Dr. Brinton 


James E. 


Strain, J. M. 


Stromberger, Julia 


Stull, Catherine H. 


Taney, Roger B. 355 

Taylor, Ignatius 51 

Thomas N. 295 

Thomas, Douglas H. 433 

Thomson,Rev. EochMagruder in 

Thomas, Dr. John H. 433 

Gov. Philip Francis 99 

Timberlake, Joseph 282 

Tolson, Frank 188 

Townley, William 75 

Travers, William R. 166 

Trippe, Edward 99 

Treat, Samuel 51 

Tuck, Judge William H. 45, 388 

Somervell P. 388 

Turnley, Ira P. 282 

Tyler, Dr. Bowie 128 

Dr. Grafton 128 

Wadsworth, James W. 166 

Walker, Henrietta M. 479 

Wallace, Joseph Alexander 155 

Dr. Michael 437 

Wallis, James H. 489 

William 489 

Walton, Dr. H. R. 437 

Watkins, Col. Gassaway 30 

Nicholas T. 70 

Watt, Samuel 315 

Wardlaw, Andrew B. 330 

Patterson 330 

Robert H. 329 

Samuel W. 330 

Wardsworth, Jesse B. 323 

L. D. 323 

Mary Bell 323 

William L,. 322 

Warfield, Hon. Edwin 402 

Waring, Amanda E. 488 

Basil 42, 473 

Basil, Sr. 478 

Basil, Jr. 481 

Basil, 3d 487 

Capt. Basil 475 

Dr. Basil 481 

B. Contee 495 

Clement H. 481, 489 

Edward Gantt 488 

Maj. Francis 480,489 

George W. 489 

Henry 177, 477, 4S5, 488, 495 

Henry, Jr. 490 

Henry Basil 492 

H. Priscilla ■ 490 

James 482, 483, 484 

Dr. James 488 

James, Jr. 488 

James Haddock 481 

James Lawrence 487 

John, Sr. 483 

John, Jr. 489 



Waring, Col. John H. 


Williams, Rev. Henry 


John H., Jr. 


Gen. Otho H. 


Dr. John I,. 


Wilkins, Rev. William 


John P. 


Wilson, John 


John V. 


Wood, Dr. Edgar 




Wootton Francis H. 


Marsham, ist 




Marsham, Jr. 




Marsham, 2d 




M. Causin 


William H. 


Marcus S. 


William Turner 


Sister Mary S. 


Worthington, Alexander C. 


Richard Marsham, Sr. 


Dr. Augustine Thomas 


Richard M., Jr. 


Brice T. Beale 


Robert B. 




Capt. Sampson 


Dr. Charles G. 


Thomas 48 

. 479 

Henrietta P. W. 


Thomas, of Waring Grov 

e 487 

James C. 


Thomas S. 


Capt. John 


Dr. William W. 


Maj. Nicholas 


Warner, Thomas R. E. 




Weems, Franklin 


Gen. Thomas C. 




Thomas H. 




W. G. D. 493 

. 504 

William Lock 


Walter B. C. 129, 178, 


West, Dr. Nelson G. 


506, 511 

Whorton, Charles H. W. 


William, 178, 438, 499, 501 


Whitridge, Thomas W. 


Young, Edwin N. 


Wilkerson, Albert L. 




Williams, Baruch 




Col. Eli 


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