|James Bowie||1739 -- 1796|
|Birth||8 SEP 1762|
|Military||GA Militia / Private / Revolutionary War|
DAVIS, GA CITIZENS & SOLS OF THE AM REV, P 94
|Death||3 OCT 1821|
After his daughter Sarah was born, he moved to western North Carolina (the part that was later Tennessee). From there he moved to Logan Co., Kentucky in late 1793, after Rezin Jr. was born.
On Feb. 19, 1800, he moved to Livingston Co., Missouri, on the Ohio River. In 1809, the family moved again (and for good), south to St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. This is where his son Jim Bowie finally grew up.
Rezin and Rhesa, his twin brother's name, are names of Scots origin. [2, 3]
Enlisted in 1779 in Col. Francis Marion's 5thRegiment in South Caro;ina. He was wounded by a saber cut and ended up in a hospital and in 1782, married the young woman who had nursed him back to health. Her name was Elvira Catesby JONES (1766-1837), a Welsh lady, born in Savannah, Georgia. They were married in Burke County, Georgia. ↑ U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 for Elve Ap Catesby Jones by Joseph Moore Soniat du Fosset M.D.
|Birth||3 APR 1766|
|Death||30 OCT 1837|