The Family Grave Yard
It is unknown where the original owners of the land known as The Highlands were buried. It was originally settled in 1679, yet the graves on the property only record deaths from 1827 to 1933. Fielder Bowie Smith, who was born in 1828 & was laid to rest in 1887, was the first Smith heir buried in the cemetary. The grave appears to be Fielder Bowie Smith's family. We do not know if he has anything to do with Bowie, Md. The cemetary contains about 28 graves. While eleven graves are children, several graves contain people who lived into their 80's!