Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Legend of Jim Bowie

According to my family, we are decendants of the Legendary Jim Bowie (1796-1836)

At some point, the family surname for our brood was changed to "Bowers" and was centralized in Louisiana and Alabama. Each generation is told of the Bowie-Bowers connection with great pride.

This claim may have been confirmed years ago, though I haven't researched the genealogy or asked for documentation. I rather like the idea that pioneer blood is part of my make-up; I'm ok with just the wonderful story.

It's very empowering to think there is something in my genes that might give me strength and courage. I should woodburn a portrait of Jim Bowie!

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