Person:John Cowan (33)

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John [Alexander] Cowan
b.1775 Virginia
d.12 Oct 1821 Dallas Co., AL
m. BEF 1774
  1. Eleanor Cowan1774 - 1831
  2. John [Alexander] Cowan1775 - 1821
  3. Samuel Cowan, Sheriff1779 - 1828
  4. Andrew Cowan1782 - 1872
  5. Robert Cowan1784 - 1869
  6. Ann Cowanabt 1790 - abt 1850
  7. Polly Cowan
  8. William Cowan
  9. James Walker Cowan1798 - 1870
  10. David Luther? Leonidas? Cowanabt 1799 - bet 1870 and 1880
Facts and Events
Name John [Alexander] Cowan
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1775 Virginia
Death[1] 12 Oct 1821 Dallas Co., AL

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John Cowan and Rosannah Gillespie Family Bible transcribed by Margie Cowan



  • Capt. John [Alexander] Cowan is not to be confused with the Major John Cowan (?-c1779), who is commonly identified as having been killed on the Clinch River in an Indian raid between 1778 and 1780. (See Indian Captivity Stories.)
  • Capt. John [Alexander] Cowan is also not to be confused with Maj. John Cowan (1763-1832) who married Agness Martin (1763-1827) in Green Co., TN on Aug. 12, 1788 -- see Green County, Tennessee, Marriages, Roll 94, Page 38 -- and who died April 22, 1837 in Franklin Co., TN. (Too many undocumented internet family trees have the two John Cowans confused and intermingled.) Both John Cowan and wife, Agness Martin, are buried in the Goshen Cemetery, near Cowan, TN. Major John Cowan (1763-1837) is usually identified as the son of Robert Cowan (1732-1784) and Susannah Woods (1736-?). (BILL ... if this last statement is not correct, change it and let me know ...)
  1. 1.0 1.1 John Cowan and Rosannah Gillespie Family Bible transcribed by Margie Cowan