Gov. Robert Bowie of Prince George's County, Maryland

Gov. Robert Bowie

Robert Bowie was born to Captain William Bowie and Margaret Sprigg.
He was the brother of Walter Bowie.  He was born at Mattaponi, near
Nottingham, Prince George's County, in March 1750 and died in 1818.

Robert Bowie married Priscilla, daughter of James John Mackall of Calvert County, in 1770. Priscilla Mackall
Bowie was born May 19, 1758.  Legend is that they eloped as she was not yet 15 when they married.

He is said to have attended the "meeting of Freeholders and citizens" held at Upper Marlborough in 1774.

Post War Activities

Robert Bowie has the distinction of having been the first Democratic Governor of the State.  His brother Walter, also a Revolutionary War patriot, owned the farm Collington, then known as Darnell's Grove, later as Locust Grove and still later as Willow Grove.

Robert owned land in Nottingham and Mattaponi.

The above information is from Across the Years In Prince George's County, a book written by Effie Gwynn Bowie, that was published in Richmond, VA, in 1947 and later by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, in 1975.

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