Martha Bowie Sterrett

Burke County, Georgia, USA
Death 1845 (aged 53–54)
Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 135006045 · View Source
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Buried in the old Oakland Cemetery,
located in Shreveport's business
district, west of downtown at
Milam Street and Grand Avenue.

Sister of
Rezin P. Bowie, who invented
the Bowie Knife and Jim Bowie who
fought at The Alamo.

Wife of
Sheriff Alexander Boyd Sterrett,
the "First Sheriff" of Caddo Parish, La.

Daughter of
Rezin P. Bowie (1762) and
Elvira Jones Bowie (1766)

Wife of
1st marriage
James Nugent

2nd marriage
Alexander Boyd Sterrett,
First Settler of Shreveport, La. and
First Sheriff of Caddo Parish, La.

Sister of
Larissa Bowie (1783) Twin
Lavinnia Bowie (1783) Twin
David Bowie (1784)
John Jones Bowie (1785)
Sarah Bowie Davis (1786)
Rezin Pleasant Bowie, jr. (1793)
James "Jim" Bowie (1796)
Stephen Bowie (1797)
David Bowie (1798)

Mother of
William Sterrett (1830)
Rezin Bowie Sterrett (1832)
Matilda Sterrett Gooch (1836)
Emily Sterrett Austin (1839)

Family Members

Gravesite Details Buried in an unmarked grave in old Oakland Cemetery, Shreveport, La.


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  • Created by: J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams
  • Added: 28 Aug 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 135006045
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Bowie Sterrett (1791–1845), Find A Grave Memorial no. 135006045, citing Oakland Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams (contributor 47696685) .