Hon. Walter Bowie

Male 1748 - 1810  (62 years)


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  • Name Walter Bowie 
    Title Hon. 
    Born 1748  Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Nov 1810 
    Buried Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I5448  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father William Bowie,   b. 1721, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret Sprigg,   b. 20 Apr 1726 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1745 
    Family ID F1917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Brookes,   b. Nov 1747,   d. 16 May 1812  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 16 May 1771 
    Children 
     1. Walter Bowie, Jr.,   b. 1785, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879  (Age 94 years)  [natural]
     2. William Bowie,   b. 29 Jan 1776, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1826, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
     3. Margaret Bowie,   b. 22 Mar 1772  [natural]
     4. Daniel Bowie,   b. 7 Mar 1779, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1843  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     5. Elizabeth Bowie,   b. 11 Apr 1781,   d. 17 Aug 1810  (Age 29 years)  [natural]
     6. Juliet Matilda Bowie,   b. 1788  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1748 - Prince George's, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • - Walter was educated at Rev. Craddock's school near Baltimore. His father bought him land near Collington, Maryland. At one time, Walter was involved with a large commercial business, conducted at Queen Anne, shipping tobacco to Europe, and importing merchandise from points as far as India. An advertisement was in the "Annapolis Gazette" of 1774. Walter became exceedingly wealthy. He was a raiser of blooded stock, and his racers wore his colors on the tracks of Annapolis, Baltimore, Bladensburg, and Nottingham. His horses, "Little Davy" won in Annapolis in 1784, and "Republican President" won 12 October 1789.

      - In January 1776, Walter was appointed 2nd Lieutenant of a militia company raised in his county for defense. He was later commissioned as Major. He helped frame Maryland's first State Constitution. In November 1780, he was elected to the Legislature. He held his seat in the House until 1801, when he went to the State Senate. He held several more political offices over the course of 35 years.

      - Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

      Biography: BOWIE, Walter, 1748-1810 -- BOWIE, Walter, (granduncle of Thomas Fielder Bowie), a Representative from Maryland; born in Mattaponi, near Nottingham, Prince Georges County, Md., in 1748; attended Rev. John Eversfield's School, near Nottingham, the common schools in Annapolis, and Craddock's School, near Baltimore, Md.; engaged in agricultural pursuits, was a large landowner, and also was interested in shipping; member of the State constitutional convention in 1776; captain and, later, major of a Prince Georges County company during the Revolution; member of the State house of delegates 1780-1800; served in the State senate 1800-1802; elected as a Republican to the Seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Richard Sprigg, Jr.; reelected to the Eighth Congress and served from March 24, 1802, to March 3, 1805; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1804 to the Ninth Congress; died near Collington, Prince Georges County, Md., November 9, 1810; interment in the family burying ground on his estate.