Bowie Family's Silver Spoons

From the household of Jim and Maria Bowie

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James "Jim" Bowie was a slave-trader, adventurer, and land speculator who spent his entire life on the American frontier. In 1831, Bowie married Maria Ursula de Veramendi, the daughter of a wealthy and prominent San Antonio family. Maria's father, Juan Martín de Veramendi, was vice governor of Coahulia y Tejas at the time. He entered into business with Bowie and helped him convert to Catholicism and obtain Mexican citizenship. These spoons are believed to have belonged to Bowie and his wife Maria. The marriage was cut short when Maria and her parents died in a cholera epidemic in 1833. Just three years later, Bowie went on to immortality at the Battle of the Alamo. 

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Bowie Family's Silver Spoons Artifact from Site of Veramendi Palace, San Antonio, Bexar County
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