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Jeremiah Cowan

Jeremiah Cowan

Posted: 25 Nov 1999 5:04AM GMT
Edited: 22 Feb 2005 12:48PM GMT
Looking for info about Jeremiah Cowan. Died in 1821 in Sturgis, Union Co., Kentucky. Was married in South Carolina in the Old 96th District to Elizabeth Hayes. Need to know where he came from. It is assumed that he came from Scotland. Have not been able to find any info about his family--brothers, sisters, parents. Have info about him and his desc. in Ky.

Re: Jeremiah Cowan

Posted: 7 Jan 2002 9:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Jan 2002 2:32PM GMT
Surnames: COWAN, HAYES
Jeremiah COWAN & Elizabeth HAYES COWAN are my husband's gggg grandparents.
His ggg grandfather is William COWAN.
His gg grandmother is Louisa Minerva Anna COWAN.

I do not know where Jeremiah came from and i have little on him and the others and would like a few more dates on them and data if you do have it.

Happy Trails, Joan

Re: Jeremiah Cowan

Posted: 7 Jan 2002 11:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Jul 2003 5:06PM GMT
I am related to your husband by William Cowan's son, Jacob Bailey. Here is what I know about Jeremiah. He was married on January 24, 1788 in the Old 96th District of South Carolina and died in 1822 in Union County, Kentucky. Elizabeth Hayes was born in 1775 and died March 8, 1856 in Union County, Kentucky. They had the following children: William, b. 1793, James W., b. 1803, Elizabeth b, 1807, Eleanor, b. 1809, and Nicy, b. 1815.
I have found references to a James and John Cowan for 1779 Colony in the Old 96th District.
I also have more info about each of these children as well as info about William Cowan and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Dickerson. The parents of your Louisa Minerva Cowan.

Jeremiah was my g-g-g-g-grandfather, after which followed William, his son, Bailey, and his daugher Mary Minerva, my great-grandmother.
Marilyn

Re: Jeremiah Cowan

Posted: 8 Jan 2002 2:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Jan 2002 2:32PM GMT
Surnames: COWAN, HAYES
Thank you for your reply. I do not have documentation yet on any of the COWAN data i have, as i just made note of what was on ancestry.com for me to follow up on. I thought i had gotten your name from the COWAN data there.
If so, it shows: Jeremiah d.1821, Elizabeth d.1822 and William b.1798. Just so you know.
I have nothing yet on Elizabeth DICKERSON and was planning to find what i can there next.
Since you and my husband share the same ggg grandfather William COWAN, you are 4th cousins accordingly. I love this genealogy.
Happy Trails, Joan & Harold

Re: Jeremiah Cowan

Posted: 27 Nov 2003 4:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Jul 2004 5:29PM GMT
Joan, I have found Elizabeth Dickerson's line. She was the daughter of Weir Dickerson & Mary Etherley who md in Sumner Co. TN, 24 Aug. 1803. Weir was the son of Nathan Dickerson & Susan Weir, & is named in the will of his grandfather, Thomas Weir of Pittsylvania Co. VA. There is a power of attorney on file in Pittsylvania Co. in which Weir Dickerson's widow & her children are named : Mary Dickerson, widow of Weir Dickerson, William Cowan & wife Elizabeth late Elizabeth Dickerson, Susannah Dickerson, & Mary Ann Dickerson. (Pittsylvania deed bk 43, p. 258; 10 Dec. 1839). Weir Dickerson was in Robertson Co. TN in 1830 census, but I couldn't find a marriage for Elizabeth to William Cowan there.

Re: Cowan - Old 96th DIst SC

Posted: 27 Nov 2004 5:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Mar 2005 7:09AM GMT
Surnames: Cowan, Darwin, Petty
I too have seen the early census information in the Old 96th of a James and John Cowan. I am seeking to document a daughter named Mary Cowan. In my family, Cowan married Darwin and then Darwin married Petty in the Old 96th Dist.

Mary Cowan (b. 9-14-1746 (or 6-1-1746 Louisa VA) d. 1818 York Co SC) may be the daughter of a George Cowan. Mary Cowan married James Darwin prior to 1767 (see York Co SC census). The Darwins were in the Old 96th Dist area at the time of this marriage, so I assume that the Cowan family was in the Old 96th Dist also.

The Cowan name was a common son's name in the Darwin and Petty families. I would appreciate any information on this Cowan family.

Their daughter Jane (Darwin) Petty and husband Thomas Petty were on the York Co SC census in 1800. Petty family is in neighboring Union CO SC, after migrating from Chatham Co NC ca 1780.

I'm heard of a Cowan cemetery in the area, but do not have an inventory: Cowan Family Cemetery: York SC E of Hwy.40, West of Bullocks Creek in SW York Co

Children of Mary (Cowan) and James Darwin:
i. JANE DARWIN b. 1767 York Co SC
ii. WILLIAM WASHINGTON DARWIN b. 1769 York Co SC d. 1853 Madison Co AL
iii. GEORGE COWAN DARWIN b. 10-18–1771 d. 7-30-1853
iv. ANNE DARWIN b. ca 1776 d. 1863
v. SARAH DARWIN b. 4-27-1780 d. bef 1820
vi. JOHN M. DARWIN b. 1781 d. 1856
vii. NANCY DARWIN b. ca 1784
viii. JAMES W. DARWIN b. ca 1787
ix. JERUSHA DARWIN b. ca 1796 d. 1873 TN
ix. "Miss" DARWIN b. ca 1798

Re: Cowan - Old 96th DIst SC

Posted: 22 Nov 2007 10:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
There was a George Cowan on a 1790 Jury List in Union County, SC. Would this be the same George you are referring to in York?

Re: Cowan - Old 96th DIst SC

Posted: 23 Nov 2007 12:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks...will check this out.
S.Wood

Re: Jeremiah Cowan

Posted: 23 Nov 2007 3:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: COWAN, HAYES, DICKERSON
I still have the same info as i had early on, at my last posting. No other documentation found on my part.
Louisa Minerva Anna COWAN, daughter of William COWAN was my husband's gg grandmother who m. Benonia David ROBERTSON.
Happy Trails, J

Re: Jeremiah Cowan

Posted: 23 Nov 2007 5:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Other than finding out about Weir Dickinson a few years past, this original query is still true. It would be great to find out more about Jeremiah Cowan. I feel he came from Scotland and settled in the Old 96th area before he moved on to Kentucky. One day this brick wall will fall!!!
I am glad to see interest in the Cowan family.
Marilyn
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