Analysis:DOB of Eleanor Cowan, daughter of William Cowan and Jane Walker

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Eleanor (Cowan) Gillespy. Eleanor Gillespy's tombstone states:

Beneath Sleeps
the mortal part
of
Eleanor Gillespy
Wife of
James Gillespy
Deposited here
November 23, 1831
Aged 57 years

Given a DOD of 1831 at age 57 implies a DOB of 1831-57 = b. 1774. Since Eleanor is believed to be the first born of Person:William Cowan (25) and Jane Walker, their marriage date would seem to be slightly before Eleanors birth, in 1774. Ie, her parents were married about 1773.

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