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Lawyer

Pinckney Downie Bowles, American lawyer.

Background

Bowles, Pinckney Downie was born on July 7, 1835 in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States. Son of Isaac and Emily Holloway Bowles.

Education

Educated in academy and law departments University of Virginia. Studied in law offices of Judge Samuel McGowan, Abbeville C.H., South Carolina.

Career

Elected Lieutenant Conecuh Guard, part of Alabama volunteer corps, July 4, 1860. Elected captain, April 1, 1861. Reëlected captain at York Town, Virginia, May 1, 1862.

Major, August 22, 1862. Lieutenant colonel, September 30, 1862. Colonel, Oct 3, 1862.

Brigadier general, April 2, 1865. Opened law office, Evergreen, Alabama, 1866. State’s prosecuting attorney, 10 years.

Appointed postmaster, Evergreen, Alabama, spring of 1887. Was probate judge, July 1, 1887-November 3, 1898.

Connections

Married Alice Irene Steams, February 24, 1863.

father:
Isaac Bowles

mother:
Emily Holloway Bowles

spouse:
Alice Irene Steams