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Priscilla Mackall Bowie
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Birth: May 19, 1758
Death: Jan. 18, 1822

She was the daughter of General James John Mackall of Calvert County, Maryland and Mary Hance, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Hutchins (Mary's parents were Francis Hutchins and Elizabeth Burrage).

Not 15 years of age, she eloped, being married at Gov. Robert Bowie's. Her father's plantation house "God's Grace" was surrounded by a brick wall in which Robert helped her climb over with a ladder.

She died at the plantation Mattaponi and is buried beside her husband.

Children of Gov. Robert Bowie and Priscilla Mackall are:

Mary Mackall Bowie b. 1776 m. Turner Wooton issue: William Turner Wooton; 2nd marriage Thomas Contee Bowie Feb. 7, 1800

Elizabeth Margaret Bowie who was born Oct. 4, 1780 and married John Waring, Jr. on December 30, 1800.

Margaret Ann Bowie was born 1783 and married on Dec. 25, 1804 to Dr. Reverdy Ghiselin.

James John Bowie was born in 1785, named after his grandfather, Col. James John Mackall. On May 3, 1808 he was appointed first lieutenant, United States Light Dragoon's, and was ordered with his regiment to New Orleans. A year later he became involved in an altercation with Lieut. D. H. Hage of the same command. A duel was fought on May 5, 1809. Bowie fell at the first fire; Hage was wounded but recovered and was promoted to a Captain during the war with Great Britain in 1812-1814. The New Orleans Gazette of May 18, 1809 carries a lengthy notice of the duel, and a tribute to the deceased by, "A Brother Soldier"

Robert William Bowie was born March 3, 1787 and was married on March 28, 1818 to Catherine Lansdale. He died in 1848.

Caroline Bowie died at the age of 14.

R. H. Bowie died in infancy.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Robert William Bowie (1750 - 1818)
 
 Children:
  Mary Mackall Bowie Wootton (1776 - 1825)*
  Margaret Ann Bowie Ghiselin (1783 - 1850)*
  Robert William Bowie (1787 - 1848)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bowie Family Cemetery
Croom
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: C
Record added: Feb 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33484465
 


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