Person:John Cowan (38)

Watchers
m. Abt. 1738
  1. John Cowan1739 - 1792
  2. Andrew Cowan1742 -
  3. Mary Cowan1743-1748 -
  4. James Cowanest 1745 - bef 1815
m. BEF 1762
  1. James Cowan1757-1779 -
  2. Susan Cowan1757-1779 -
  3. Eleanor Cowan1757-1779 -
  4. Archibald 'Archie' Cowan1757-1779 -
  5. Mary Cowan1757-1779 -
  6. John Cowan1770 - 1846
  7. Samuel Cowan1777 - 1854
  8. Elizabeth Cowan
Facts and Events
Name John Cowan
Alt Name John Cowan, of Abbeville
Gender Male
Birth? 1739 Chester County, Pennsylvania
Marriage BEF 1762 to Margaret Unknown
Death[1] 1792 Abbeville (district), South Carolina, United States

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Sources

Document. Will of John Cowan of Savannah River, 1792

See Also:Transcript:Will of John Cowan, Abbeville County, SC, 1789

Related

Notebook. John Cowan (38) of Abbeville

Overview

John is said to have been born in Pennsylvania in 1739, but his father James settled on Beverley's Manor before 1741. He married Margaret about 1760, based on the commonly accepted DOB's of their children. In 1766 he moved with his father and other members of the family to Abbeville Co., SC. There he spent most of the remainder of his life.

He served as a Captain during the Revolution in the State Militia. [2]For sometime he operated Cowans Ferry at the Savannah River. It is said that he lived initially on the SC side of the river, but at some point he sold his interest in the ferry and moved to the Georgia side of the River. However, in 1789 he describes himself in his will as "of Abbeville County" SC. His will was probated in in Ninety Six District, SC September 12, 1792.


Notes

From Ancestry U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820

Name: John Cowan Gender: M (Male) State: South Carolina County: Ninety Six District Residence Year: 1780 Household Remarks: He is on the Grand Jury list for Ninety Six district.


Name: John Cowan Gender: M (Male) State: South Carolina County: Ninety Six District Town: Long Canes and Places Adjacent Residence Year: 1780 Household Remarks: He is on "A List of Petit-Jury Men and Jury Men in Civil Causes."

Name: John Cowan Gender: M (Male) State: South Carolina County: Ninety Six District Town: Long Canes and Places Adjacent Residence Year: 1780 Household Remarks: He is on the Grand Jury list.

References
  1. Will dated 1789, proven 1792. See Document. Will of John Cowan of Savannah River, 1792
  2. There were two John Cowan who served as Captains in the Revolution in South Carolina. John (38) served with the State Militia, and the other in a unit of the Continental Line sent from NC "to the assistance of Pickens when he was in Augusta." Verification needed