Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Robert Bowie (1750-1818)
MSA SC 3520-121

Governor of Maryland, 1803-1806, 1811-1812 (Democratic-Republican)

Born:  March 1750 at "Mattaponi," Prince George's County1
Father:  William Bowie2
Mother:  Margaret (Sprigg) Bowie3
Marriage:  ca. 1773 to Priscilla Mackall4
Children:  James John, Robert William, Robert H., Mary Mackall, Elizabeth Margaret, Margaret Anne, Caroline5
            attended Rev. John Eversfield's school, Prince George's County;
            Rev. Craddock's school, Baltimore County6
Religious affiliation:  Anglican7
Military service:
            1st Lieutenant, Prince George's County militia, 1776
            Captain, Second Battalion, Maryland Flying Artillery, June 1776
            Major, Prince George's County militia, 1794
            Brigadier general, Fourth Brigade, Maryland Militia, 1801-1804
            Major General, First Division, Maryland Militia, 18128
Positions held:
            Sheriff, Prince George's County, 1782
            Justice, Prince George's County, 1784-1802
            House, Prince George's County, 1785-1790, 1801-1803 (resigned)
            Collector of tax, Prince George's County, 1787
            Justice, Orphans' Court, Prince George's County, 1790-1796
            Commissioner of tax, Prince George's County, 1792, 1798
            Justice, Levy Court, Prince George's County, 1795-1796, 1798-1802, 1806-1809
            Maryland Senate elector, 1796
            Governor of Maryland 1803-1806, 1811-1812
            Senate, Western Shore, 1809, 18109
Died:  January 8, 1818, at "Mattaponi"10
Burial:  at "Mattaponi"11

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