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John Cowan, Sr., of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
b.ABT 1715 County Down, Ireland
Facts and Events
John Cowan was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Blockquoted material below from Chalkley's Chronicles, unless otherwise noted. See Data. Cowan's in Chalkley's Chronicles, name ordered for specifics.
He may be the John Cowman who in 1784 transfers a portion of his land to the Presbyterian MH on Beverley's Manor.
Page 282.--18th May, 1784. John Cowman of first part, and 8-12, acres of land for a church or Presbyterian Meeting House or school house in the county aforesaid and the congregation thereto belonging of the other part, part of the plantation where John now lives in Beverley Manor.
The 1750 land transaction in which John sold his property identifies his wife as "Jennet". The Baptismal list of the Rev. John Craig (Tinkling Springs MH) identifies two children for John Cowan/Cowen:
person:Andrew Cowan (20) is sometimes identified as the son of John Cowan and Jennette. Howver, since Andrew (20) was clearly an adult in 1747, he can not be the child of John (36) born in 1741. It is, however, quite possible that Andrew son of John is in fact the Andrew Cowan Jr. mention in court records as having left the area by 1765.
Woods vs. Andrew Cowan Jr. --- "The Sheriff having returned that the second time it came to my hand, I tell as before, he is out of the County." Oct 22 1765