Person:Andrew Cowan (22)

Watchers
Browse
Andrew Cowan, Justice of Sevier, TN
b.abt. 1768
 
m.
  1. Eleanor Cowan
  2. John Cowan - bef 1811
  3. Sarah Cowan
  4. Andrew Cowan, Justice of Sevier, TNabt 1768 -
  5. Hugh Cowan
  6. Samuel Cowan1773 -
  7. William Cowan
  • HAndrew Cowan, Justice of Sevier, TNabt 1768 -
  • WMartha Evansest 1771 -
m. est. 1789
  1. Maria Cowanest 1790 -
  2. John Cowan1792 - 1844
  3. David Cowan1796 - 1863
  4. Anna Cowanest 1798 -
  5. Hugh Cowanabt 1800 - aft 1860
  6. Andrew Cowanabt 1801 - aft 1831
  7. Champion Cowanabt 1805 - 1890
Facts and Events
Name Andrew Cowan, Justice of Sevier, TN
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1768
Marriage est. 1789 to Martha Evans

Contents


Smoky Mountain Cowan Tapestry
Cowan Tapestry
Register
Data
Notebooks
Analysis
Bibliography
Graphics
YDNA
Cowan Links
Index

The Tapestry
Families Old Chester Old Augusta Germanna
New River SWVP Cumberland Carolina Cradle
The Smokies

Related

Early Land Ownership on Boyds Creek, Sevier County, TN
Ancestry Vita for Andrew Cowan=Martha Evans

Overview

Andrew Cowan was a justice in Sevier Count, TN, beginning 1796. He was probably the son of Person:David Cowan (1) of Sevier County. He is said to have been born in 1768 in Augusta County. His father came to Sevier County from Southwest Virginia, just after the end of the Revolution, and had been living in the Castle's Woods area since about 1771. Avaiable evidence suggests that the family came from Albemarle/Bedford County; his brother Andrew of Augusta County wrote him in Bedford in 1766, telling him that he was "going to Carolina". We have few records for David in Augusta county, and most of those are "remote" records suggesting that he didn't live in the county, or which could be interpreted that way. Land records place him in Albemarle County, in the early 1760's. Land records from Southwest Virginia indicate that he had settled on a parcel of land in Castle's Woods, by 1769. The earliest date anyone could legally settled in SW VA was 1769. It is conceivable that David was there by 1768, but otherwise it seems more likely that Andrew was born in Albemarle County.

Andrew is believed to have married Martha Evans in Boyd's Creek, Sevier County. He was an early Justice of Sevier County

On July 4, 1796, the first court for Sevier County was held under the State constitution. The justices present were Samuel Newell, Joshua Gist, Joseph Wilson, Andrew Cowan, Joseph Vance, James Riggin, Alexander Montgomery, Jesse Griffin and Isom Green. The county officers, who had served under the territorial government, with the exception of the register and coroner, were retained. James McMahan was elected register and James D. Puckett, coroner.
From:citing Goodspeed's History of Tn

Boyds Creek

Location of the land of David Cowan (Green), Andrew Cowan (Yellow), and William Snoddy (blue) on Boyd's Creek, Sevier County, TN, based on mappings at [http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Courts/Map1.pdf Sevier County Library
Enlarge
Location of the land of David Cowan (Green), Andrew Cowan (Yellow), and William Snoddy (blue) on Boyd's Creek, Sevier County, TN, based on mappings at [http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Courts/Map1.pdf Sevier County Library
Land of :1.David Cowan:2.  John Walker IV and :3. William Cowan,In Sevier and Blount Counties, TN about 1786
Enlarge
Land of
:1.David Cowan
:2. John Walker IV and
:3. William Cowan,
In Sevier and Blount Counties, TN about 1786

Confusion

Some researchers identify an Andrew Cowan and Martha Evans of Abbeville, SC. This needs to be check to see if there's been a confusion. There is also an Andrew Cowan who married a Mary Alexander who some think is the Justice of Sevier County. This is most likely a reference to Andrew Cowan (32) who lived near the town of Due West, north of Abbeville. The wife of this Andrew Cowan is identified in his will as "Ann".

Child list

Children:

childDOBPOBDODPOD
ANNA COWAN, Boyd's Creek, Sevier Co., Tennessee.
MARIA COWAN, Boyd's Creek, Sevier Co., Tennessee.
JOHN COWAN, 1792Boyd's Creek, Sevier Co., Tennessee1844Warren Co., Miss..
DAVID COWAN,1796, Boyd's Creek, Sevier Co., Tennessee1863,Warren Co., Miss..
HUGH COWAN,Abt. 1800, Boyd's Creek, Sevier Co., Tennessee; Aft. 1860, Yazoo Co., Miss..
ANDREW COWAN, JR. Abt. 1801, Boyd's Creek, Sevier Co., Tennessee; Aft. 1831.
CHAMPION COWAN, Abt. 1805, Boyd's Creek, Sevier Co., Tennessee; 1890Caldwell Co., Texas.

SOURCE:Ephemeral

References
  1.   Worth S. Ray. Tennessee Cousins: A History of Tennessee People. (Various - printed 1950, 1968, 1980 (Genealogical Pub. Co.)), Pg. 200.

    The first court held in Sevier County, Tennessee (formed from Jefferson County in 1794), met on July 4, 1796. The following justices were present: Joshua Gist, Joseph Wilson, Andrew Cowan, Joseph Vance, Robert Pollock (Polk), Peter Bryant, Mordecai Lewis, John Clack, Robert Calvert, Adam Wilson, James Riggin (Reagan?), Alexander Montgomery, Jesse Griffin, Isom Green (Isham?).