Rezin Pleasant Bowie

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Rezin Pleasant Bowie

Birth
Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
Death 17 Jan 1841 (aged 47)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Port Gibson, Claiborne County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 18250482 · View Source
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Inventor. Born near Gallatin, Tennessee, he served in the War of 1812, was a Louisiana legislator, and was involved with his brothers in slave trade and land speculation. He is probably best known as the inventor of the Bowie knife, made famous when used by his brother Jim in the 1827 "Sandbar Fight" on the banks of the Mississippi. Bowie was originally buried in San Gabriel Catholic Church Cemetery in Louisiana, but about ten years later his remains were moved to the cemetery behind St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Gibson, Mississippi, a church built between 1849 and 1851 largely through the funding of Elvie Bowie Moore, Bowie's daughter.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 18250482
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rezin Pleasant Bowie (8 Sep 1793–17 Jan 1841), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18250482, citing Port Gibson Catholic Cemetery, Port Gibson, Claiborne County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .