Data. Cowan Land Grants in Virginia, 1680-1815

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Original Source:Virginia State Archives records
Intermediate Source:LVA Land Records, Library of Virginia online records, using their document description data

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Person Date of Grant County Multiple Grantees Description Most likely person
Patent to Cowen, John 10-Mar 1756 Albemarle County. 268 acres on the branches of Mechum River. Person:John Cowan (65)
Patent to Cowen, John 25-Mar 1762 Albemarle County. 68 acres on Spring Creek and Mechams River. Person:John Cowan (65)
Patent to Cowen, William 12-May 1770 Augusta County. 36 acres.
Patent to Cowan, Robert 20-Jun 1772 Bedford County. 180 acres on both sides of McSwains Branch.
Patent to Cowan, Robert 5-Jul 1773 Bedford County. 42 acres on both sides of Mountain Creek (a north branch of Stanton River.).
Grant to Cowan, Robert 20-Jul 1780 Bedford County. 130 acres on the north side of Blackwater River.
Grant to Cowan, Robert 2-Dec 1785 Bedford County. 600 acres in Bedford and Campbell, on Buffaloe Creek.
Grant to Cowan, Robert 30-Jul 1787 Campbell County. 950 acres on the north side of Otter River and on the branches of Buffaloe Creek.
Grant to Cowan, Robert 2-Dec 1785 Campbell County. 600 acres in the Counties of Bedford and Campbell on Buffaloe Creek.
Grant to Cowne, William 1750 Culpeper County. 692 acres on the branches of Hughs River adjoining a survey of Peter Butler &c.
[Cowen, Alexander] 11-Jun 1768 Fairfax County. 461 acres on the branches of Pohick adjoining Colo. Parker.
Grant to Cowan, William 1-Jan 1785 Fayette County (Ky.). 1000 acres adjoining his Settlement and David Gass. person:William Cowan (12)
Grant to Cowan, John 5-May 1786 Fayette County (Ky.). 1200 acres on the waters of a Creek that empties into Licking on the north side between the upper and lower Salt Springs.
Grant to Cowan, Robert 4-Oct 1799 Franklin County. 602 acres beginning at the mouth of Blackwater River.
Grant to Cowin, George 23-Aug 1749 Frederick County. 219 acres Lot No. 41 on the Wappacomo or Great South Branch of Potomack.
Grant to Cowin, James 23-Sep 1796 Greenbrier County. 516 acres on the Twelve Mile Creek a branch of the Great Kenhawa near the head of said Creek including a small Deer Lick and adjoining the land of James Horthorn.
Grant to Cowan, Robert 3-Sep 1783 Hampshire County (VA) 75 acres
Grant to Cowan, Robert 12-Sep 1783 Hampshire County (VA) 250 Acres
SurveyCowan, Robert 9-May 1796 Hampshire County. 75 acres adjoining the land of Margaret Colson on the west side.
SurveyCowan, Robert 9-May 1796 Hampshire County. 25 acres adjoining Thomas Johnson and his former survey.
Cowan, David 22-Apr 1786 Jefferson County (Ky.). 900 acres an Popes Creek waters of the Rowling fork.
Grant to Cown, Jared 4-May 1786 Jefferson County (Ky.). 1000 acres on Popes Creek waters of the Rowling Fork. Person:Jared Cowan (1)
Grant to Cowen, John 23-May 1785 Jefferson County (Ky.). 1000 acres adjoining his Settlement John Tenant and Robert McKennie.
http missing 23-May 1785 Jefferson County (Ky.). 400 acres on the south side of Ohio opposite the Diamond Island adjoining John Tenant.
Grant to Cowan, John 7-Jun 1787 Jefferson County (Ky.). 240 acres on the Ohio River adjoining the lower side of his Settlement.
Grant to Cowan, David 15-Apr 1786 Jefferson County (Ky.). 1000 acres on Cloyds Creek a south branch of the Rowling Fork of Salt River.
Grant to Cowan, John 1-Jun 1782 Kentucky County. 1000 acres on the head waters of Harrods Run adjoining John Kincade.
Patent to Cowan, Patrick 20-Apr 1680 Nansemond County. 180 acres on the South East side of Chuckatuck Creek Beg.g on the So. Wt. side of a small gut or branch which runs in just above long point opposite to a high pine standing on the No. Wt. side of the main creek on the land of Majr. Davis, decd.
Grant to Cowen, John 15-May 1788 Nelson County (Ky.). 1000 acres on the west fork of Pitmans Creek.
Grant to Cowan, John 16-May 1788 Nelson County (Ky.). 1119 acres on the waters of the Rolling fork of Salt River adjoining David Cowan.
Cowan, Hugh 1-Oct 1789 Ohio County. Grantee(s): Cowan, Hugh and Cowan, William. 400 acres on Tomlinsons run, adjoining Duncan Megesham on the south, John Cowan on the West, Alexander Cowan on the East.
Patent to Cowan, William 1-Oct 1769 Ohio County. Grantee(s): Cowan, William and Cowan, Hugh. 400 acres.
Cowen, Alexander 2-Oct 1789 Ohio County. 196 acres 6 p. 2 ro. On the head waters of Tomlinsons Run adjoining lands of John Blackburn, Hugh and William Cowan, &c.
Grant to Cowan, Robert 22-May 1789 Pittsylvania County. 300 acres on the branches of Louse Creek and Cool Branch adjoining land of Burditt, Irvin.
Grant to Cowan, Robert 5-Jul 1793 Pittsylvania County. 100 acres on the south side of Stauntan River beginning near the river just above Smiths Mountain.
Patent to Cowne, William 30-Aug 1763 Prince William County. Being Escheat land of John Caesar, Jr.; 100 acres above the upper Herring Creek on the south side of Mattapony river. .
Grant to Cowan, William 13-Sep 1797 Rockbridge County. 100 acres on Irish Creek in the South Mountain.
Grant to Cowan, Jacob 20-Feb 1815 Rockingham County. Grantee(s): Pickering, Richard and Cowan, Jacob. 47-1/4 acres. Probably Person:Jacob Cowan (1), son of Henry (5)
Grant to Cowan, Henry 21-Mar 1788 Rockingham County. 100 acres on some drafts of Smiths Creek, adjoining George Conrad, James Lockey &c. person:Henry Cowan (5)
Grant to Cowan, Henry 11-Jan 1792 Rockingham County. 87 acres on a branch of Smiths Creek adjoining James Sackey, and Jacob Moses’s Land. Source: Land Office Grants No. 24, 1791-1792, p. 489 (Reel 90). Part of the person:Henry Cowan (5)
Grant to Cowan, John 6-Jan 1801 Russell County. 50 acres adjoining a survey of Andrew Cowans and the said John Cowans. Person:John Cowan (12)
Grant to Cowan, John 17-May 1793 Russell County. 86 acres on the waters of Cedar Creek adjoining land surveyed for Charles Hayes. Person:John Cowan (12)
Cowan, David 24-Jun 1785 Washington County. 264 acres on both sides of Mill Creek a South Branch of Clinch River. Person:David Cowan (1)
Grant to Cowan, John 5-Jul 1785 Washington County. 235 acres on both sides of McKinnys Run a South Branch of Clinch River adjoining the land William Cowan now lives on. Person:John Cowan (12)
Grant to Cowan, William 5-Jul 1785 Washington County. 400 acres in Castles Woods on the waters of Clinch River adjoining John Cowan’s land. person:William Cowan (12)

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