Capt. Eversfield Bowie

Male 1773 - 1815  (42 years)


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  • Name Eversfield Bowie 
    Title Capt. 
    Born 1773  Nottingham, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1815  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rock Creek Church 
    Person ID I5633  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father Fielder Bowie,   b. 1745, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1794  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Clagett Eversfield,   b. 6 May 1745,   d. 24 Mar 1794  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1766 
    Family ID F1932  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Bowie Lane,   b. 10 Aug 1780 
    Married 1804 
    Children 
     1. Allen Perrie Bowie,   b. 6 Mar 1807, Nottingham, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1856  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     2. John Eversfield Bowie  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1970  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1773 - Nottingham, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Mar 1815 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • - Eversfield acquired real estate in the District of Columbia; established there brick kilns and furnished material for the new city of Washington. He owned several houses in that city; one of them, a large dwelling on F Street, N.W., near 19th Street.

      - Among the general orders issued by the governor in 1807 was one directing that "Capt. Eversfield Bowie's select company of calvary be attached to the 17th Regiment of State Militia." This company took part in the War of 1812 - 1814.

      - "Captain Eversfield Bowie was born at his parents' home in Nottingham, Prince George county, Maryland about 1773-74, and died in March 1815. He inherited a farm called "Essex Lodge," near the one owned by his brother Allen, called "Leith, " about two miles from Nottingham. The court records show he bought several other tracts of land and owned a large property. He also acquired real estate in the District of Columbia; established there brick kilns, and furnished material for the new city of Washington. He owned several houses in the city; one of them a large dwelling on F street northwest, near Nineteenth street, is owned and occupied by his granddaughter, Mrs. John T. Edwards. Eversfield Bowie, in 1804, married his second cousin, Elizabeth Bowie Lane, born August 10, 1780, daughter of his cousin, John Eversfield Lane (3d), and Barbara Brooke, daughter of Benjamin Brooke, Jr., and his wife Mary Eversfield, daughter of Rev. John Eversfield. Barbara Brooke was born May 6, 1757, great-granddaughter of Colonel Thomas Brooke, of Brookefield, also of John Bowie Sr. Eversfield Bowie was elected captain of a cavalry company organized in Nottingham and noted for its splendid equipment. Among the general orders issued by the governor in 1807, was one directing that "Captain Eversfield Bowie's select company of cavalry be attached to the Seventeeth Regiment of State Militia." This company took part in the War of 1812-14. The mounted troops of Prince George are especially mentioned in a series of letters written by an English officer who was with the invading army, and he describes with entusiasm their fine appearance and splendid horsemanship. The sword worn by Captain Bowie is said to have been the property of both his father and grandfather, and is now in the possession of the family of Dr. H. S. Bowie, who was a grandson of Eversfield Bowie. It is a light cavalry sword with ivory hilt and brass scabbard, of the type made in France, during the era just prior to the American Revolution. It has cut on its scabbard "A. B.," the initials of Eversfield Bowie's grandfather. The Nottingham company was long the pride of the little town and its vicinity, and after the death of Captain Bowie was commanded by his nephew, Fielder Bowie, who had been the ward of the former, after the death in 1795 of Fielder's father. Eversfield Bowie died in March 1815, having contracted pneumonia in consequence of exposure during a windy day when he rode to Washington on horseback with his little son behind him. He died in that city and was buried at Rock Creek Church. December 4, 1817, his widow married Captain George Beale, who by a former wife had two sons, Robert and George. The latter was father of the late General Edward F. Beale, United States army, and grandfather of the present Truxton Beale, of Washington. Issue of Eversfield Bowie and his wife, Elizabeth: Allen Perrie; John Eversfield."

  • Sources 
    1. [S240] Matthews' American Amoury and Blue Book.
      Ancestry.com. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2001. Original data: John Matthews. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. New York, NY: Crest publishing Company, Inc., 1907.