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Rose Reid Bowie
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Birth: 1743, Ireland
Death: Mar. 29, 1807
Abbeville
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA

Rose Reid, the daughter of Col. George and Margaret Reid, married Maj. John Bowie on Dec. 23, 1767 in Charleston, South Carolina. Their children:
James died at age 2, James died at age 11, George B., Andrew, John, Margaret, William, Rosa, Robert died at age 8, Samuel, and Alexander.

Squire Patrick Calhoun, father of John C. Calhoun, paid court to Rose Reid after the death of his first wife when he spent the night at Col. George Reid's home. He thus became the rival of Major John Bowie for Rose's hand. When Squire Calhoun conducted family worship on one of his later visits, Rose slipped out of the window and rode off behind John
Bowie on his horse. They were married that night. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George Reid (1719 - 1790)
  Margaret Crouchman Reid (1725 - 1785)
 
 Spouse:
  John Bowie (1740 - 1827)
 
 Children:
  John Bowie (1776 - 1821)*
  William Bowie (1782 - 1845)*
  Samuel Bowie (1788 - 1837)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rose Reid Bowie (1743 - 1807)
  Samuel Reid (1749 - 1843)*
  Margaret Reid Reid (1754 - 1818)*
  Joseph Reid (1756 - 1828)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
She departed this life on the 29th day of March 1807, in the sixty-fourth year of her age. Her high and merited eulogy is recorded in the grief of her bereaved and disconsolate husband, the tears of a large circle of friends and acquaintances and the underlying love of her children. She was indeed, the most affectionate and faithful of wives; the kindest and most confiding of friends and as her children can all attest, the best and most devoted of mothers. In her death, she had the cheering hope of a happy immortality, through the merits of the redeemer whom in life she had loved and humbly endeavored to serve.

 
Burial:
Upper Long Cane Cemetery
Abbeville
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Dennis Ison
Record added: Dec 16, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8185967
Rose <i>Reid</i> Bowie
Added by: Kim Jacobson
 
Rose <i>Reid</i> Bowie
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Added by: Dennis Ison
 
 
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- Vonnie Cantrell
 Added: Nov. 12, 2014
To my 4th Great Grand Aunt: May you Rest In Peace.
- Diana
 Added: Mar. 22, 2014
 
 
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