|Death: ||Jul. 31, 1825|
Daughter of Gov. Robert and Priscilla (Mackall) Bowie.
Married (1) Turnor Wootton on March 27, 1794.
"...Mary Mackall Wootton, widow of Turner Wootton, and oldest daughter of Gov. Robert Bowie. She at that time preferred Mr. Wootton, a talented and wealthy Prince Georgian [County], 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."
Married (2) -her third cousin- Thomas Contee Bowie in February, 1801. The cousins had grown up together in Nottingham, and young Bowie early lost his heart with his fair relative, who is said to have been one of the beauties of her day. 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 descendants long years after his death) proved him an eloquent suitor. He was rewarded for his patience and perseverance by winning the hand of the beautiful widow four years after her first husband's death.
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."
Robert William Bowie (1750 - 1818)
Priscilla Mackall Bowie (1758 - 1822)
Thomas Contee Bowie (1771 - 1813)
Turnor Wootton (____ - 1797)*
Mary Mackall Bowie Johnson (1801 - 1871)*
Robert Bowie (1804 - 1881)*
Thomas Fielder Bowie (1808 - 1869)*
Mary Mackall Bowie Wootton (1776 - 1825)
Margaret Ann Bowie Ghiselin (1783 - 1850)*
Robert William Bowie (1787 - 1848)*
Essington-Bowie Family Cemetery
Prince George's County
Created by: Glenn Wallace
Record added: Feb 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65336637
Pamela Rentz Tate
Added: Nov. 10, 2012
Pamela Rentz Tate
Added: Nov. 7, 2012
Rest in peace. I have a gut hunch that I may be related to your Wootton family as my 3rd Great Grandfather b: 1757 in Buckingham, VA is named Turner Wooten. Yes I know the last name is different, tho Wooten is spelled many ways. R/ yours ....|
Added: Oct. 2, 2012