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Thread: Chapter 5: Clues and Discussion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Loves_Gold View Post
    Wow, is anyone still working this? Deadly quiet.
    Hey, I am still floating around making my submissions. So far it has been futile, but you can't be successful, if you don't submit.
    "Do or do not; there is no try." --- Yoda

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    Indeed true! I might even submit something tonight. )

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    It's summer and the heatwave is on! I'm heading to the lake. With a little extra research, you might find this helpful. You have to finish the research though.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Ho...samhouston.JPG

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    Everyone have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July weekend. I was going to encrypt this message like gizmo, but decided against it.

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    Hope everyone had a safe long weekend! There is so many fires burning in my area, it's hard to even go outside. It was 40C yesterday, but it's probably 20C today because the sun is blocked from the forest fire smoke.

    So, I'll toss out some new thinking into the discussion.
    Chapter 5 clue: The senior brother is 10 years older than the junior.
    So, it might help with your cipher method considering the chapter number "5" is important. It might also refer to Pierre and Jean Lafitte. However, on closer inspection, they are not ten years apart. It only works if you refer to the junior being CHAMP.

    So, on page 93, we have a slave trader named James Bowie.
    Tonight I saw my friend, James Bowie, he and his brothers are my favorite customers.
    I started looking up who his brothers were and realized the family tree is really complicated with names re-used across generations. In any event, the best source I found is here:
    James BOWIE (1739-1789) (Descendants)
    i. Lavinia BOWIE (1783-1783) was born in 1783 in Richmond County, Georgia. and died in 1783 in Burke County, Georgia.

    ii. David BOWIE (1884-1803) was born in 1784 in Washington County, Georgia. and died in 1803 at age 19.

    iii. John Jones BOWIE (1785-1859) was born in 1785 in Washington County, Georgia. and died on June 22, 1859 in Bowie Plantation, Chicot County, AR. at age 74.

    iv. Sarah BOWIE (1786-1815) was born in 1786 in Washington County, Georgia. and died in 1815 in Opelousas, Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana at age 29.



    v. Martha BOWIE (1791-1845) was born in 1791 in Burke County, Georgia. and died in 1845 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana at age 54.

    vi. Mary BOWIE (1792-1842) was born on May 4, 1792 in Sumner, TN. and died on August 10, 1842, in Hollywood Plantation, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana at age 50.

    vii. Rezin Pleasant BOWIE Jr., (1793-1841) was born on September 8, 1793 in Elliott Springs, (near Gallatin) Sumner County, Tennessee. Rezin Jr., married Margaret NEVIL, on September 15, 1814 in the Saint Landry Parish Roman Catholic Church. Rezin Jr., was probably best known as the inventor of the Bowie knife, made famous when used by his brother Jim in the 1827 "Sandbar Fight" on the banks of the Mississippi. He served in the War of 1812, and later was a three term Louisiana legislator. He was involved with his brothers in slave trade and land speculation in the Territory of Louisiana and the Republic of Texas. Rezin Jr., died on January 17, 1841, in Port Gibson, Claiborne County, Mississippi at age 47. He was originally buried in San Gabriel Catholic Church Cemetery in Louisiana, but about ten years later his remains were moved to the cemetery behind Saint. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Gibson, Mississippi, a church built between 1849 and 1851 largely through the funding of Elvie Bowie Moore, Bowie's daughter. (bio by: Natalie Maynor)

    viii. James BOWIE was born on April 10, 1795 in Logan County, KY. and died on March 6, 1836 in Alamo, San Augustine County, Republic of Texas, at age 40.

    ix. Stephen BOWIE was born in 1797 in Elliott Springs, Tennessee. and died on January 29,1833 in Adams County, Mississippi. at age 36.

    x. David BOWIE was born in 1798 in Louisiana and died in 1816 in Mississippi, at age 18.
    Interesting that there is ten siblings! In my search for the tree, it was confusing because David Bowie is there twice, and often doesn't have a date of birth mentioned. Many of the kids are named after the parents as well. In any event, I think this aligns with cryptex question for this chapter. If you know how that worked last chapter, then maybe this will be of help.

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    There is a Chapter 5 Winner:

    "Chapter 5 Winner! Dear Questors, Chris Cunningham from Toronto, Ontario has submitted the correct answer for Chapter 5. We hope to be able to connect with him next week to find out how he came up with his solution and will reveal the final solution at that time."

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    Only one silver eagle left so chapter 6 may be the last.

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    Hmmm, any relation to the Chapter 3 winner I wonder? Same surname and both from Toronto.

    Coincidence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macphisto View Post
    Hmmm, any relation to the Chapter 3 winner I wonder? Same surname and both from Toronto.

    Coincidence?
    Nope, it's a clue... 'the chapter 5 winner is the husband of the chapter 3 winner... choose the husband and the treasure is yours!'

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    Heather and Ben Cunningham won chapter 5. Probably a brother of Ben or close relative.

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