Allen Perrie Bowie

Male 1807 - 1856  (49 years)


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  • Name Allen Perrie Bowie 
    Born 6 Mar 1807  Nottingham, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Oct 1856 
    Buried Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Congressional Cemetery
    Person ID I5632  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father Eversfield Bowie,   b. 1773, Nottingham, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1815, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Bowie Lane,   b. 10 Aug 1780 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1804 
    Family ID F1970  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Melvina Harper Berry,   b. 26 Oct 1813,   d. 20 May 1894, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1831 
    Children 
     1. John Eversfield Bowie,   b. 25 Mar 1835, Upper Marlboro, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1874, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
     2. Howard Strafford Bowie,   b. 10 Aug 1846, Forestville, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1900  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
     3. Clarence Linden Bowie,   d. 4 Jan 1889, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Rachel Alice Bowie  [natural]
     5. Clifford Napoleon Bowie  [natural]
     6. Elizabeth Anne Bowie  [natural]
     7. Allen P. Bowie  [natural]
     8. Florence Elmore Bowie  [natural]
     9. Mary Melvina Bowie  [natural]
     10. Virginia Harper Bowie,   d. 18 Apr 1893, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     11. Albert Brooke Bowie  [natural]
     12. Victoria Aline Bowie  [natural]
     13. Eugene H. Bowie  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Mar 1807 - Nottingham, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • - "Allen Perrie Bowie was born near Nottingham, Prince George county, Maryland, March 6, 1807, died October 10, 1856. Scarcely nine years old when his father died, he soon learned self-reliance and became the manstay of his mother and her younger children. Though his inheritance was a goodly estate, much of it was frittered away by those having the management of it before Allen was old enough to assume possession. But by strict business habits and industry, together with a small legacy left him by his maternal grandmother, Barbara (Brooke) Lane, his energy was early crowned with success, and he acquired a large property, part of which was the estate known as "Oakland, " near Malborough, now owned by Mrs. Robert Clagett. Allen Bowie lived some years at "Oakland," but finally exchanged it with Judge Thomas William Clagett for a much larger tract known as "Cleveland, " near Forestville. A practical farmer and taking great interest in agricultural matters, he was frequently mentioned in the reports of county fairs and was often awarded prizes for his fine stock. He was a justice of the peace, public school commissioner, and for several years judge of the Orphans' Court. The plantation near Nottingham known as "Leith" or "Half Pone," which had been the property of his grandfather, was bought by Mr. Bowie about 1850, thus coming back into the Bowie family again. On December 27, 1831, he married Melvina Harper Berry, who was born October 26, 1813, daughter of Dr. John Eversfield Berry and his wife, Rachel Wells Harper. (This Harper family was an old Virginia one which claims descent from one Sir John Harper, who about 1191 was knighted by Richard Coeur de Lion fo gallantry against the Saraeens at the battle od Askelon.) The latter was the daughter of Samuel Harper, of Alexandria, and his wife Sarah, daughter of Dr. Richard Brooke and Sarah Cantt, his wife. Allen P. Bowie died October 10, 1856, and is buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington. His clear judgement and unblemished integrity gained the respect and esteem of all who knew him, as attested by the publications in the local press at the time of his death. His widow srvived him until May 20, 1894, when she died in Baltimore, at the home of her son, and was interred by the side of her husband. Issue of Allen Perrie Bowie and Melvina Harper Bowie: Clarence Linden; Rachel Alice; John Eversfield; Clifford Napoleon; Elizabeth Anne; Allen P.; Florence Elmore; Mary Melvina; Dr. Howard Strafford Bowie...; Virginia Harper; Albert Brooke; Victoria Aline; Eugene H."