Facts and Events
From Robert Cowan, April 3, 2012:
Major John F. Cowan, early settler of Cowan, Tn. Derived his middle name, Finley as a result of the connection between his father, Robert Cowan and Robert Finley who fought together. The Finley name passed on to Major Johns son, John Finley Cowan, sheriff of Jackson County Alabama and to at least one additional generation if I can remember correctly. The kinship must have been of some importance to last three generations.