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Jim Bowie

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Early American folk hero who fought skillfully with knives and helped Texas to get its independence. He enlisted in the Louisiana militia following the start of Battle of 1812 against the English. The Bowie blade is known as in his honor. He wedded the daughter from the Mexican vice governor, Ursula Veramendi. He helped to guard the Alamo alongside fellow folk hero, Davy Crockett.

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Full Name James Bowie
Date Of Birth April 10, 1796
Place Of Birth Kentucky
Height six feet
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Nationality American
Spouse Ursula Maria de Veramendi
Children Marie Elve, James Veramendi
Parents Elve Ap-Catesby Jones, John Bowie
Siblings Rezin Bowie, John Jones Bowie, Stephen Bowie, Mary Bowie Bird, Martha Bowie Sterrett, Sarah Bowie Davis, David Bowie
Star Sign Aries

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Mr. Bean1991-1992TV Series programme coordinator - 3 episodes

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