Analysis. Descendants of "Cowans Gap", YDNA comparison

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Analysis

Several participants in the Cowan YDNA test share a YDNA signature with the kit currently identified only as "Cowan's Gap Cowans" (Thistle colored in the table below). The ancestor of the later kit probably corresponds to "John Samuel Cowan" as commonly identified in the literature, and corresponding to person:Samuel Cowan (17), or person:Hugh Cowan (7). Land and tax records for this individual use the given name "Samuel". The name "John Samuel" appears to be a conflation, uniting the local known records using "Samuel" and a story written by B.L. Mauerer, which seems to identify this same person as "John Cowan". In a story published published in a local history magazine Source:Maurer, 1899 Mauerer tells us that while traveling in the area around Cowan's Gap some 40 years previously, he met a woman claiming to be the wife of "John Cowan, a British officer during the Revolution. Maurer's story is extraordinarily detailed. Some of the details are probably accurate enough, but the overall story appears to be more fanciful than factual. In addition, there are specific reasons for doubting many of the basic elements of the story.

One of the kits included as within the Cowan's Gap Affinity group is for a descendant who identifies his ancestor as John Cowan b. 1831, d. 1902. This probably corresponds to a son of of Samuel (17), or at least some lineages on Ancestry so indicate.[1] It is of considerable interest that one of the lineage on Ancestry for this person [1] identifies a Catherine Mathias as the wife of John son of Samuel. Person:Hugh Cowan (1) of the Octoraro Creek Cowans was married (second wife) to an "Ann Mathias". Its possible that Ann and Catherine Mathias are related to each other, and this may imply a relation between Hugh Cowan of Octoraro Creek, and Samuel Cowan of Cowan's Gap. However, the dissimilarity indexes suggest that Samuel 17 and Hugh of Octoraro, are not closely related. This may indicate an error in one lineage or the other with regard to the marriage to a "Mathias".

Note that the Cowans Gap Cowans are characterized by being in Haplog Group I. Previously this designation was used to define the group. yONE results show that two Haplogroup I participants (khaki in the table below), are NOT closely related to the Cowan's Gap Cowans.

Data

Using yONEa4
Date: April 12, 2011, 11:23:40
Group:Cowans Gap
Kit Lineage Haplogroup Kit Markers Differences Step Differences OneStep MultiStep
9 Cowans Gap Mode 67 0 0 0.0% 0.0%
170459 Ungrouped; Beaton/Cowan; Scotland; I1 67 1 4 1.5% 6.0%
111074 Hap Group I; Cowan's from Cowan's Gap, PA; Unknown Origin; I1 37 1 4 2.7% 10.8%
140726 Hap Group I; John Cowan, 1831; 1902, Fulton County, PA; Scotland I1 67 2 5 3.0% 7.5%
117266 Hap Group I; Joseph Cowan b 1827; Unknown Origin; I1 25 2 5 8.0% 20.0%
131187 Hap Group I; Unknown Origin; I1 37 5 8 13.5% 21.6%
22497 Hap Group I; Guy Newton Cowan m Mary Elizabeth Hyden; Unknown Origin; I1 37 13 18 35.1% 48.6%
6 Wythe County Mode 25 10 20 40.0% 80.0%
79227 Hap Group G; Samuel Cowan, Wythe Co, VA 1815; 1866; Scotland G 25 11 24 44.0% 96.0%
84853 Hap Group G; Samuel Thomas Cowan b. 1816 Wythe Co., VA; Unknown Origin; G 25 11 25 44.0% 100.0%
33023 Hap Group I; James B. Cowan, b.1777 MD; Unknown Origin; I1 37 17 24 45.9% 64.9%
10913 Ungrouped; Myrick; mother Cowan; Unknown Origin No Data 12 6 11 50.0% 91.7%
1 1720 Immigrant Mode 67 38 59 56.7% 88.1%
18577 Immigrant; Joseph Skiles Cowan (1777; 1846); Unknown Origin R1b1a2 67 38 58 56.7% 86.6%
134213 Immigrant; Henry Rowley, 1595; 1673 London Middlesex; England R1b1a2a1a1b3 67 38 61 56.7% 91.0%
7375 Immigrant; Immigrant John & Elizabeth ? Cowan; son Henry; Ireland R1b1a2 67 39 60 58.2% 89.6%
5 Virginia McCown 67 40 70 59.7% 104.5%
29705 McCown; Francis McCown b abt 1710 Ireland d 1761 Virginia; Ireland; R1b1a2 67 40 70 59.7% 104.5%
N42581 James McCown; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2a1a1b 67 40 63 59.7% 94.0%
160362 Ungrouped; Andrew Coe, 1755; ??; Unknown Origin J2 25 15 29 60.0% 116.0%
2 Coen Group Mode 67 41 63 61.2% 94.0%
90390 Coen; Isaac Coen b 1784 Penn d.1864 Wetzel W Va; Ireland; R1b1a2a1a1a 67 41 63 61.2% 94.0%
78550 Coen; Thomas Coen, b. ?; d. June 1814, Hamilton Co, OH; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 67 41 64 61.2% 95.5%
44773 Cowan Coyan; John Cowan b. c. 1811 IRE, d. 1879 SOUTH AUSTRALIA; Ireland; R1b1a2a1a1b4 67 41 74 61.2% 110.4%
133632 Cowan SullivanCo, TN; Robert Cowan b. 1744 d. 1826; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 67 41 69 61.2% 103.0%
93399 McCown; William Alfred Edwards, 1882; 1955; Unknown Origin R1b1a2 67 41 69 61.2% 103.0%
180079 Ungrouped; Allen; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 67 41 72 61.2% 107.5%
31293 Ungrouped; Lawrence McCown, b.c. 1792, SC; Northern Ireland; R1b1a2a1a1b4c 67 41 67 61.2% 100.0%
9142 Hap Group R1a; John Cowan b. abt 1720 d. 1775 NC; United Kingdom; R1a1a 67 42 72 62.7% 107.5%
190429 Ungrouped; Ireland; R1b1a2 67 42 71 62.7% 106.0%
52021 Ungrouped; Francis McCown b abt 1710 Ireland d 1761 Virginia; Ireland; R1b1a2a1a1b4 67 42 74 62.7% 110.4%
17581 Hap Group R1a; John Cowen, d. 1837 Chester Co. SC; Unknown Origin; R1a1a 25 16 32 64.0% 128.0%
91883 Coen-Niall?; John Coen (1687; 1749) Baltimore MD; Unknown Origin R1b1a2 67 43 69 64.2% 103.0%
7758 Hap Group R1a; David Cowan; Born abt 1755 VA>SC.; Scotland R1a1a 67 43 73 64.2% 109.0%
7989 Hap Group R1a; Elijah Cowan ca 1800 NC>GA>LA; Unknown Origin; R1a1a 67 43 74 64.2% 110.4%
26986 Hap Group R1a; John Cowan; 1735 Hunterdon Co, New Jersey; Unknown Origin R1a1a 67 43 77 64.2% 114.9%
97821 Hap Group R1a; David Cowan 1755; 1826,Co.Antrim, No.Ireland; Northern Ireland R1a1a 67 43 72 64.2% 107.5%
72500 Hap Group R1a; Unknown Origin; R1a1a 67 43 78 64.2% 116.4%
41836 Interesting; Richard Fancher, b.1700; United Kingdom; R1b1a2a1a1b4 67 43 64 64.2% 95.5%
N49082 John Coyne, b. ca. 1830 nr. Athlone; Ireland; R1b1a2 67 43 71 64.2% 106.0%
N32460 Thomas Coyne, b. ca. 1830, Ireland nr. Athlone; Ireland; R1b1a2a1a1b4b 67 43 71 64.2% 106.0%
156315 Hap Group R1a; Unknown Origin; R1a1a 37 24 44 64.9% 118.9%
180873 Ungrouped; John Salmond, 1753, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scotland; J2 37 24 42 64.9% 113.5%
148768 Coen-Niall?; Patrick Cowan; Ireland; R1b1a2a1a1b4b 67 44 77 65.7% 114.9%
78551 Coen-Niall?; William Coen, b 1787, PA; d Jun 1848, Coles Co, IL; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 67 44 70 65.7% 104.5%
16796 Niall Group; James Cowan b. VA 1775 d Meigs County, TN 1841; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 67 44 72 65.7% 107.5%
35133 Niall Group; Robert & Susannah Woods Cowan, son John; Ireland; R1b1 67 44 72 65.7% 107.5%
49023 Niall; James Alvis Cowan; United Kingdom; R1b1a2 67 44 72 65.7% 107.5%
58024 Niall; Climal Cowan b abt 1860 McMinn Co, TN USA; United Kingdom; R1b1a2a1a1b4b 67 44 72 65.7% 107.5%
83345 Niall Group Cowan SC; John Cowan m Susannah Glover; Old 96th District SC; Scotland R1b1a2 67 44 73 65.7% 109.0%
164044 Ungrouped; Unknown due to an adoption; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2a1a1b4b 67 44 74 65.7% 110.4%
179625 Ungrouped; Ireland; R1b1a2 67 44 72 65.7% 107.5%
83960 Immigrant; Scotland; Scotland; R1b1a2 12 8 13 66.7% 108.3%
86584 Immigrant; Alexander Cowan b 1769 East Lothian, Scotland; Scotland; R1b1a2 12 8 13 66.7% 108.3%
N5083 Hap Group Q; United Kingdom; Q 12 8 16 66.7% 133.3%
137877 Hap Group R1a; Unknown Origin; No Data 12 8 12 66.7% 100.0%
89718 Isle of Mann; England; R1b1a2 12 8 11 66.7% 91.7%
86700 Scotland Now 2; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 12 8 13 66.7% 108.3%
187781 Ungrouped; John Cowen (b. 1692 Scituate?); Unknown Origin; E1b1b1 12 8 13 66.7% 108.3%
10 Seven Brothers Mode 67 45 74 67.2% 110.4%
89028 Niall Group; James Cowan; KY, Cumberland Co; Unknown Origin R1b1a2 67 45 71 67.2% 106.0%
7384 Niall; William Andrew Cowan, b; 1853 TN m. Martha James; Ireland R1b1a2 67 45 75 67.2% 111.9%
58823 Niall; Scotland; R1b1a2 67 45 75 67.2% 111.9%
45027 Niall; David Cowan; Sevier Co. TN; Unknown Origin R1b1a2 67 45 75 67.2% 111.9%
23147 Niall; Andrew Matthew Cowan, b. c. 1759, VA. ?; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 67 45 75 67.2% 111.9%
79473 Cowan Distant MRCA; Scotland; R1b1a2 37 25 45 67.6% 121.6%
9970 Hap Group R1a; David & Celia Garrison Cowan; Laurens County, SC; Unknown Origin R1a1a 37 25 46 67.6% 124.3%
18756 Hap Group R1a; John Cowen, d. 1837 Chester Co. SC; Unknown Origin; R1a1a 37 25 46 67.6% 124.3%
7379 Hap Group R1a; James Cowan m Margaret C. Russell; Knoxville, TN; Ireland R1a1a 37 25 47 67.6% 127.0%
105964 Hap Group R1a; James Cowan/Margaret Moore, St. Clair, AL, SC>AL; Unknown Origin; R1a1a 37 25 46 67.6% 124.3%
178649 Ungrouped; John Cowen, 1636; 1697; Scotland E1b1b1 37 25 46 67.6% 124.3%
112002 Immigrant; Joseph Skiles Cowan; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 37 26 44 70.3% 118.9%
102548 Immigrant; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 37 26 44 70.3% 118.9%
131374 Immigrant; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 37 26 44 70.3% 118.9%
26699 Immigrant; Immigrant John & Elizabeth Cowan; son Wm.; Scotland R1b1a2 37 26 44 70.3% 118.9%
180975 Ungrouped; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 37 26 46 70.3% 124.3%
3 Cowan Allegheny Co Mode 67 48 78 71.6% 116.4%
29270 Cowan AlleghenyCo PA; John Cowan b 1789 Allegheny Co PA; Ireland; R1b1a2 67 48 78 71.6% 116.4%
124205 Immigrant; Ireland; R1b1a2 37 27 46 73.0% 124.3%
N25310 Cowan Coward; Robert Cowen born Conn 1765 / m. Lydia Harrell; Scotland; R1b1a2 37 27 52 73.0% 140.5%
181408 Ungrouped; Margaret Eileen Young CowanAugust 4, 1920; 2001; Ireland R1b1a2a1a1b4 37 27 53 73.0% 143.2%
53824 Cowan Coward; Bertie Co, NC; United Kingdom R1b1a2 12 9 13 75.0% 108.3%
89545 Cowan Coyan; Scotland; R1b1a2 12 9 14 75.0% 116.7%
107609 Cowan Distant MRCA; Jeremiah Cowan; Old 96th District, SC; Scotland R1b1a2 12 9 14 75.0% 116.7%
83702 Hap Group I Penicuik; Alexander Cowan; Penicuik Paper Mills, Scotland; Scotland I2b1a 12 9 13 75.0% 108.3%
89540 Scotland Now 2; Scotland; R1b1a2 12 9 15 75.0% 125.0%
4 Distant Seven Brothers 37 28 53 75.7% 143.2%
14156 Immigrant; Immigrant John & ElizabethCow an; son John; Unknown Origin R1b1a2 37 28 46 75.7% 124.3%
147001 Cowan Distant MRCA; Jerry Burdette Cowan1825; 1903; Ireland R1b1a2 37 28 46 75.7% 124.3%
134467 Cowan Distant MRCA; Jeremiah Cowan; Old 96th District, SC; Unknown Origin R1b1a2 37 28 50 75.7% 135.1%
104481 Cowan SC 96 District; Andrew Cowan d 1789 wife Ann; Ireland; R1b1a2 37 28 53 75.7% 143.2%
109152 Cowan SC 96 District; Andrew Cowan d 1789 wife Ann; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 37 28 53 75.7% 143.2%
71980 Hap Group Eb3; Cowen; Scituate, Massachusetts; Scotland E1b1b1 37 28 47 75.7% 127.0%
164964 Ungrouped; Ireland; R1b1a2 37 28 56 75.7% 151.4%
7388 Cowan Coyan; Edward Coyan, Cowan, Coyn bc1755 Ulster; Northern Ireland; R1b1a2 25 19 38 76.0% 152.0%
132282 Isle of Mann; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 25 19 32 76.0% 128.0%
46345 Isle of Mann; United Kingdom; R1b1a2 25 19 31 76.0% 124.0%
7 Hap Group EB3 37 29 60 78.4% 162.2%
8 Isle of Mann 37 29 50 78.4% 135.1%
133910 Cowan AlleghenyCo PA; David Cowan, b. 1805,Virginia; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 37 29 54 78.4% 145.9%
79041 Hap Group Eb3; John Cowing (Colquhoun) of Scotland to Mass 1651; Scotland; E1b1b1b2 37 29 48 78.4% 129.7%
2640 Isle of Mann; Cowin; Isle of Mann 1300's; United Kingdom R1b1a2 37 29 50 78.4% 135.1%
126442 Ungrouped; Unknown Origin; R1a1a 37 29 45 78.4% 121.6%
13583 Hap Group Eb3; Unknown Origin; E1b1b1 25 20 38 80.0% 152.0%
14520 Immigrant; Joseph Cowan, 1710; 1812, Dumfriesshire, Scotland; Scotland R1b1a2 37 30 51 81.1% 137.8%
142621 Hap Group T; Kauhn; Germany, Immigrated 1850 became Cowan; Germany T1 37 30 59 81.1% 159.5%
132630 Niall Group Cowan SC; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 37 30 58 81.1% 156.8%
83808 Immigrant; Scotland; R1b1a2 12 10 14 83.3% 116.7%
139392 Interesting; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 12 10 16 83.3% 133.3%
104544 Interesting; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 12 10 15 83.3% 125.0%
90218 Interesting; Scotland; R1b1a2 12 10 15 83.3% 125.0%
83266 Interesting; Scotland; R1b1a2 12 10 15 83.3% 125.0%
87101 Niall Group; Scotland; R1b1a2 12 10 16 83.3% 133.3%
124273 Niall Group Cowan SC; James & Hannah Woods Cowan, Sr., son James; Scotland; R1b1a2a1a1b4b 12 10 16 83.3% 133.3%
162433 Ungrouped; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 12 10 14 83.3% 116.7%
14740 Coen-Niall?; Edward Coen b 1783, Ranamacken, Galway, IRE; Ireland; R1b1 37 31 56 83.8% 151.4%
12443 Cowan Walker; William & Jane Walker Cowan; Blount Co. TN; Unknown Origin R1b1a2 37 31 55 83.8% 148.6%
14479 Niall Group; Hugh Cowan, b.c. 1765 Ireland > PA >TN>KY > IN; Ireland; R1b1a2 37 31 58 83.8% 156.8%
11081 Niall; Andrew Cowan b 1812 TN and Matilda Driskel b KY; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 37 31 58 83.8% 156.8%
19612 Niall; Mathew Cowan b. 1777 & Catherine Trousdale; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 37 31 57 83.8% 154.1%
25655 Cowan Wm. M.; Wm M. Cowin b (1820; 30) TN?MO m JennetteWoolsey; Unknown Origin R1b1a2 25 21 33 84.0% 132.0%
7386 Niall Group Cowan SC; James & Hannah Woods Cowan, Sr., son James; Ireland; R1b1a2a1a1b4b 25 21 39 84.0% 156.0%
13547 Niall Group Cowan SC; James & Hannah Woods Cowan, Sr., son Hiram; Ireland; R1b1a2 25 21 38 84.0% 152.0%
26038 Cowan Walker; John Alexander Cowan(1775; 1821)m RosannahGillispie; Ireland R1b1a2 37 32 58 86.5% 156.8%
10883 Niall Group; J.L. Cowan b. 1822 TN & Almira S. Mahal Vance (KY); Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 37 32 59 86.5% 159.5%
37467 Niall Group; William & Cynthia Morgan Cowan, son Seabird; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 37 32 59 86.5% 159.5%
7382 Niall; William & Cynthia Morgan Cowan, Marion Co, TN; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 37 32 59 86.5% 159.5%
13184 Niall; William & Cynthia Morgan Cowan, Marion Co, TN; Ireland; R1b1a2 37 32 59 86.5% 159.5%
34096 Niall; Wm Cowan, son Samual Pleasant Cowan, Hunt Co,TX; Ireland; R1b1a2 37 32 60 86.5% 162.2%
34656 Niall; Joseph Cowan b.c. 1820 married in Dandridge, TN; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 37 32 59 86.5% 159.5%
7381 Niall; Jonathan Cowan, b 1803, Jefferson County, TN; Ireland; R1b1a2 37 32 59 86.5% 159.5%
11178 Niall; Samuel Franklin Cowan, b. Missouri?,d Texas 1883; Ireland; R1b1a2 37 32 59 86.5% 159.5%
7376 Niall; Samuel & Sarah Keith Cowan; Ireland; R1b1a2 37 32 60 86.5% 162.2%
162860 Niall; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 37 32 61 86.5% 164.9%
157852 Niall; Scotland; R1b1a2 37 32 58 86.5% 156.8%
19114 Niall; Will & Elizabeth Mullen Cowan, son Buford; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2 37 32 57 86.5% 154.1%
7377 Niall; Robert & Susannah Woods Cowan, son John; Scotland; R1b1a2 37 32 61 86.5% 164.9%
118488 Coen-Niall?; John Coen (1687; 1749) Baltimore MD; Ireland R1b1a2 25 22 41 88.0% 164.0%
23925 Cowan Walker; William & Jane Walker Cowan; Blount Co. TN; Unknown Origin R1b1a2 25 22 38 88.0% 152.0%
28890 Cowan Walker; William & Jane Walker Cowan; Blount Co. TN; Unknown Origin R1b1a2 25 22 38 88.0% 152.0%
11680 Niall Group; William & Cynthia Morgan Cowan, Marion Co, TN; Ireland; R1b1a2a1a1b4b 25 22 39 88.0% 156.0%
54325 Niall; Mathew Cowan,1777; 1865; Unknown Origin R1b1a2 25 22 40 88.0% 160.0%
14523 Niall; County Down Ireland 1808; Ireland; R1b1a2 37 33 62 89.2% 167.6%
72499 Niall Group; John Cowan 1811; 1845 Knockaldie,m Margaret McNeil; Unknown Origin R1b1a2 12 11 17 91.7% 141.7%
51397 Scotland Cumnock; James Cowan; Olde Cumnock, Scotland > CT; Scotland R1b1a2 12 11 18 91.7% 150.0%
66884 Niall; Andrew Cowan m Martha Evans, Sevier Co, TN; Scotland; R1b1a2 25 23 40 92.0% 160.0%
40546 Ungrouped; Unknown Origin; R1b1a2a1a1b4 12 12 19 100.0% 158.3%

Footnotes

  1. These lineages typically identify the earlies ancestor as "John Samuel Cowan".