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Maj John Bowie
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Birth: May 10, 1740
East Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Death: Sep. 20, 1827
Abbeville
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA

John Bowie was born May 10, 1740, in the Parish of New Kirkpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. He immigrated to America in 1762 and landed in Virginia June 8th of that same year. His first business was an engagement with the Cherokee Indians in Tennessee. He married Rose Reid, daughter of Colonel George Reid and they settled on Long Cane Creek in Abbeville, South Carolina. In 1777, he was commissioned Captain in the 5th South Carolina Regiment. He was wounded at Savannah, October 9, 1779. He was a Major in 1781 and served until the close of the war. After the Revolutionary War, John Bowie served for many years as clerk for the Abbeville County Court.

His wife Rose was the daughter of Col. George and Margaret Reid. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Rose Reid Bowie (1743 - 1807)*
 
 Children:
  John Bowie (1776 - 1821)*
  William Bowie (1782 - 1845)*
  Samuel Bowie (1788 - 1837)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Upper Long Cane Cemetery
Abbeville
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Dennis Ison
Record added: Dec 16, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8185969
Maj John Bowie
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Maj John Bowie
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