Richard I would love to have a copy of your photo of Uriah or Elizabeth or both! I'll be happy to reimburse your costs. Joy Comer, P.O. Box 2533, West Columbia, SC 29171-2533.
I have seen several references on the internet about Elizabeth being a full-blooded Indian. I'm quite concerned about this. Her parents were Arthur Smith and Alvaney Bowden. The immigrant ancestor was Pierre Claude Bowdoin (PETER BOWDOIN in English) born 1640 in LaRochelle, France and died 9/8/1706 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts and is buried in Somerset Co., Maryland. He married Elizabeth Fixe who was born 1643 in LaRochelle, France and died 8/18/1720 in Boston, Massachusetts. Pierre, Elizabeth, 2 sons and 2 daughters, fled to Ireland before the French persecutions began. He is found living in Dublin, Ireland as of April 1, 1683. He owned his own ship and came on to America where his descendants became an important part of making this nation. The family can be traced to Alabama. Alvaney's father was Pleasant Bowden, mother not known.
Even if Arthur Smith was an Indian Chief! how can Elizabeth be a full-blooded Indian? What tribe was she?
My mom was descended from Seaborn Chavers who ran away from home at an early age. Can you pass along some of the "family lore" stuff you know about the grands and great-grands.
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