John Routh Bowie
Aged: 39.4 years
John Routh Bowie, eldest son of Dr. Allen T. Bowie, of Maryland, and his wife, Matilda Jane (Routh) Bowie, was born April 14, 1839, at Natchez, Mississippi, and reared at his parents' home, "Franklin," on Lake St. Joseph, Tansas County, Louisiana. Private tutors prepared him for college, and he was sent to Yale ; later to the University of Virginia, and from there to the University of North Carolina, where he graduated.
In 1859 he visited his relatives in Maryland, and while there met Frances Caroline Calloway, of North Carolina, who was visiting her schoolmate, the daughter of Col. John D. Bowling. She was the daughter of James Calloway, of Wilkesboro, North Carolina, and the latter's wife, Mary Louise Carmichael. This chance meeting resulted... Read More