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John Coen is said to have been born about 1690 in Baltimore Maryland. Some sources indicate that he was born in Cecil County, on "Tegg's Delight". This seems plausible given the fact that he married an Susannah Teague. Some records indicate that the "Coen" and "Cowan" surname was used more or less indiscriminately in this family. A person tracing their descent through John's son William has taken part in the Cowan YDNA project. Their results come close to matching the YDNA results for descendants of the so-called Seven Cowan Brothers, but current analysis suggests that the match is not close enough to s. Some suggests that they have a relatively recent common ancestor in a genealogically recent timeframe.
There is a long standing tradition that the Seven Brothers were related to either the Pequea Creek Cowan's or the Octoraro Creek Cowans of Old Chester County. While there are similarities in the naming ways among these families, key family members in Old Augusta can not be identified with either group, and YDNA evidence suggests that they are unrelated. The Seven Brother Cowans line is, however, closely related to John Coen, as demonstrated by YDNA results. The possiblity exists that he is either the founding father of this lineage, or is closely related to that founding father.
There were no entries spefically for the "Coen" spelling of the surname
Children of John Cowen and Susanna Teague are:
320. William Cowen, born April 14, 1723 in Harford County, MD. He was the son of 640. John Cowen and 641. Susanna Teague. He married 321. Juliana De Coursy.