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Rezin Pleasant Bowie
Birth: Sep. 8, 1793
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1841
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

Inventor. Born near Gallatin, Tennessee, he served in the War of 1812, was a Louisiana legislator, and was involved with his brothers in slave trade and land speculation. He is probably best known as the inventor of the Bowie knife, made famous when used by his brother Jim in the 1827 "Sandbar Fight" on the banks of the Mississippi. Bowie was originally buried in San Gabriel Catholic Church Cemetery in Louisiana, but about ten years later his remains were moved to the cemetery behind St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Gibson, Mississippi, a church built between 1849 and 1851 largely through the funding of Elvie Bowie Moore, Bowie's daughter. (bio by: NatalieMaynor) 
Family links: 
  Rezin Pleasant Bowie (1762 - 1821)
  Elvira Jones Bowie (1766 - 1838)
  Margaret Frances Neville Bowie (1790 - 1875)*
  John Bowie (1815 - 1816)*
  Matilda Elenora Bowie Moore (1816 - 1892)*
  Jim Rezin Bowie (1817 - 1819)*
  Seyborne Bowie (1818 - 1821)*
  Elve Ann Bowie Moore (1820 - 1873)*
  Martha Andrewella Bowie (1831 - 1853)*
  Larissa Bowie (1783 - 1783)*
  Lavinia Bowie (1783 - 1783)*
  John Jones Bowie (1785 - 1860)*
  Sarah Bowie Davis (1787 - 1819)*
  Martha Bowie Sterrett (1791 - 1845)*
  Mary Bowie Bird (1792 - 1842)*
  Rezin Pleasant Bowie (1793 - 1841)
  Jim Bowie (1796 - 1836)*
  Stephen Bowie (1797 - 1833)*
  David Bowie (1798 - 1816)*
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Port Gibson Catholic Cemetery
Port Gibson
Claiborne County
Mississippi, USA
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Originally Created by: NatalieMaynor
Record added: Mar 05, 2007
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