Miriam Bowie

Female 1749 - 1813  (~ 88 years)


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  • Name Miriam Bowie  [1, 2, 3
    Born Between 1725 and 1749  Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Died 1813  Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I5878  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2020 

    Father John Bowie, Jr.,   b. 1708, Nottingham, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1753, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Pottinger,   b. 1717, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1775, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1735  Queen Anne, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1976  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gideon Lincecum,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1775 and 1783 
    Married Abt 1760  Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Lincecum,   b. Bef 1769,   d. 1781, Cowpens, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 12 years)  [natural]
     2. Edward Lincecum,   b. Between 1762 and 1769, Orange, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1781, Cowpens, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)  [natural]
     3. Nancy Lincecum,   b. Between 1768 and 1769, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1849, Winston, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)  [natural]
     4. Dolly Lincecum,   b. Between 1766 and 1769, Orange, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Hezekiah Lincecum,   b. 1770, Warren, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1839, Lowndes, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     6. Sarah Lincecum,   b. Bef 1769, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2050  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Between 1725 and 1749 - Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1760 - Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1813 - Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Miriam was the Scotch aunt of James Bowie, the originator of the Bowie knife.

    • From Judy Jacobson's Alabama & Mississippi Connections
      "Then later during the war, Tories who had overrun the area, severely beat Gideon's widow with an iron ramrod in an attempt to get her to reveal where her money was. Her slaves fled and feeling alone and unsafe in her own home, Miriam joined a group of Georgians going into Edgefield District of South Carolina. She remained there until peace came in 1783 and then returned to Wilkes County where she found her home and crops had been burned and livestock stolen by Tories."

      From "Georgians in the Revolution":
      [The following deposition from the Telamon Cuyler Collection, Special Collections, University of Georgia Libraries, reflects the type of decision that many families of Burke County and other areas of Georgia had to make in the last days of the Revolution.]

      State of Georgia This Day appeared before me one of the Justices
      Richd. County appointed for said County Meriam Lincecum and after
      begin Duely sworn doth say that about ye 25th of
      Feby. Last Past that she was at the House of John McDaniel, and she heard
      said McDaniel say he was going away she asked him if his family was going
      he said no. he should take what he wanted of his living with him and
      the remainder he should leave with his wife to keep her children on and
      she his said wife made answer that she chose to stay or go with the Liberty,
      said Mcdaniel said the King's people had possession now but he expected
      the Liberty would be here again, and he would not stay here but would
      go Down Below as she the said Miriam Lencecium heard the said McDaniel's
      wife say that she would not go with the King's people, but would stay
      with the Liberty or words to that Effect sworn before me

      14th Feby 1782 her
      Jas. Bowie JP Miriam Lincecum
      Mark

    • From "Greene County, Georgia - Land Records"

      Page 48: GREENE COUNTY, STATE OF GEORGIA. Miriam
      Linnecone (?) of Washington County, on 31 May 1793, for love
      and affection for my grandson, Giddeon Berry, I give one negro girl named
      Patt. The first child of Patt will go to my granddaughter, Linna Linnecone,
      but all other children to Giddeon. Wit.: Charles Medlock and P. Boyle, J.P.
      Recorded 13 April 1795.

    • From Rootsweb BOWIE-L mailing list archives:

      "From:
      Subject: Bowies of Maryland, LA/VA connection?
      Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 12:03:45 -0800

      In the Texas State Library, a pair of spectacles that Belonged to James Bowie were found with the following documentation: "These spectacles were the property of James Bowie who came from Scotland, and settled in Maryland Ano Domini 1742. He was the oldest of eight brothers and sisters. He died soon after his arrival in America leaving the spectacles to his youngest sister, Miriam Lincecum. She at her death left them to Sarah Lincecum, the wife of her youngest child, Hezekiah Lincecum. And Sarah Lincecum gave them to her oldest son Gideon Lincecum, who is the writer of this in the year 1847. (Jennings, 1997 p. 4)*.

      In her book, Jennings traces the line down to James Bowie of the Alamo. The year 1742 has a familar ring in the VA Bowie history as well....

      Miriam Bowie died in 1813 at age 88, making her birth about 1725, since she was the younger sister, then James was born before 1725, and if above is correct, in Scotland. What is even more interesting, is at the death of Miriam's Husband, Gideon Lincecum, during the Revolutionary war, she went to live in Abbeville, South Carolina, assumably with relatives.

      Since in this period, the Major John Bowie is in Abbeville, SC, this may imply that the line out of Dumbartonshire, and further back into Stirlingshire is this Bowie line. Since he is eldest, his grandfather should be James Bowie as well.

      This would actually make sense. With so many James and John Bowies, it makes this part hard to sort out, but I reccomend other Bowie researchers get the Jennings book and let me know what you think. She has documentation, translations etc. on all of this.

      Best Regards,
      Cameron, Lori and Bob Bowie of Maine
      PO Box 3751
      Brewer, Maine 04412
      deemi@juno.com"

      *Book cited is The Rezin Bowie family of Louisiana: Documents supporting corrections and additions concerning the Rezin Bowie family of Louisiana and suggestions for further research by Virginia L. Jennings

  • Sources 
    1. [S222] Lineages, Inc., comp. GENE POOL INDIVIDUAL RECORDS. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.

    2. [S123] Alabama Heritage Book, Pgs 428-431.
      Photocopy of those pages only, once in my possession, from Mrs. Sarah Kelly of Niceville, Florida.

    3. [S2] Jacobson, Judy, Alabama & Mississippi Connections, Digital images. Jacobson, Judy. Alabama & Mississippi Connections: Historical & Biographical Sketches of Families Who Settled on Both Sides of the Tombigbee River.