Bowie Family Photos

Courtesy of Katherine Hill
 

 
Frances Sophia
Milhous Bowie

15 Sep 1826 - 26 Jun 1899

Wife of
George John Bowie

Buried at Bowie Cemetery
Cedar Lane, Texas

 


 
 

 
Richard T. "Dick" Chinn

1857 - 1929

Buried at Cedarvale Cemetery,
Bay City, Texas

Half-brother of
Louisiana Thompson Bowie

 


 
Louisiana Thompson Bowie

1848 - 1933

Wife of Harris Bowie

Buried at Cedarvale Cemetery,
Bay City, Texas


 


 

 

Bible of Laura Frances Bowie White
Typed by Faye Cunningham

 

First printed in Matagorda County Genealogical Society Periodical, Oak Leaves, Vol. 7 #4, August 1988

 

Children of George J. and Frances S. Bowie


George J. Milhouse Bowie born Jan. 23, 1844

Harris Walker Bowie   born Oct. 7, 1845

Sarah Rebecca Bowie born May 1844

Laura Frances Bowie born Nov. 15, 1848

Mary Jane Bowie born Feb. 7, 1857

Anna Milhouse Bowie born May 28, 1853

Freeman King Bowie born Oct. 25, 1855

Philip Milhouse Bowie born April 19, 1859

 

Father of Mrs. Frances S. Bowie, Philip Milhouse, son of Daniel and Frances Milhouse was born April 23, 1804

 

Frances Sophia Milhouse, daughter of Philip and Frances Rebecca Milhouse was born the 15th of Sept. 1826

 

Daniel Edward Milhouse was born Oct. 6, 1831

 

MARRIAGES

James K. White and Laura Frances Bowie were married November 15, 1875


Norris G. Pier and Vassar White were married January 23, 1901

 

DEATHS

George J. Bowie died Sept. 6, 1861 (age 42 years)

Sarah Rebecca Bowie died June 11, 1847

Freeman King Bowie died Feb. 18, 1859 (age 15 months)

Anna Milhouse Bowie died an. 2, 1860 (age 6 years)

George Milhouse Bowie died Jan. 1864 (age 20 years in Matagorda Bay Disaster)

Laura Frances White died Sept. 11, 1891

Frances Sophia Bowie died June 26, 1899

James K. White died Nov. 28, 1915

Infant daughter, Sophie, of Jas. K. and Laura F. White died Sept. 6, 1876

Mary Alma, daughter of Jas. K. and Laura F. White died Dec. 17, 1879, 18 months less one day

 

These names were added later:

Norris Gault Pier died June 5, 1940

Vasser White Pier died Feb. 5, 1957

Emmy Lou Pier Jenkins died Jan. 18, 1960

Laura Frances Pier died Aug. 17, 1968

Norris Gault Pier, Jr. died April 19, 1985

Adolphe Bowie Pier died Feb. 21, 1988 (buried Veteran's Cemetery, Portland Oregon)

 

Children of George J. Bowie and Frances Sophie Bowie
 

George J. Bowie was either drowned or froze to death along with 21 other young men in Matagorda Bay during the War Between the States. They were attempting to defend the peninsula from the enemy. He is buried with his companions in a common grave in Matagorda Cemetery.

 

Harris Walker Bowie married Mary Louisiana Thompson. He was Matagorda County Commissioner in 1895. He and his wife are buried in Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City.

 

Laura Frances married James K. White. They had two children, Vasser and James Bowie White.

 

Mary Jane "Mamie" married Green Cameron Duncan. They lived at Egypt in Wharton County. They were the parents of five children, one girl and  four boys.

 

Philip Milhouse Bowie married Hubert Weisiger, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Weisiger of Brazoria. She died in childbirth June 2, 1890. Their son, Hubert W. Bowie was raised by his Grandmother Bowie

 

Contributed by Nantie Lee and printed in Matagorda County Genealogical Society publication, Oak Leaves Aug 1988 - Vol. 7 #4
 


Bowie - White Family Bible                   
Bowie Family Cemetery
 

 

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Created
Jan. 24, 2006
Updated
Jul. 9, 2011
   

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