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Name John Cowan
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Birth? 1735 Hunterdon, New jersey
Death? 1786 Berkeley, VA

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From :Documents relating to ...the history of the State of New Jersey]

1756, Nov. 17. Allen, William, of Bethleham, Hunterdon Co.; will

of. Wife and children, of whom only son William is named, being appointed Executor with Charles HofE, Jr. Witnesses — John Cowan, Martha Erwine, Thomas Allen. Proved Dec. 3, 1756. Lib. 8, p. 470.

1756, Dec. 1. Inventory, £93.17.7., incl. 2 Bibles, Alen's Alarm, etc.,

by Abraham Bonnel and John Cowan.

1759, Oct. 24. Cam.ptoii, John, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; will of.

Wife, Mary, one third part of my estate. Sons — Moses, John, Wlilliam and Jeams. to have rest of estate. Executors — wife. Mary, and friend, Zebulon Stout, of Somerset Co. Witnesses — Stephen Barton, John Stout, Robert Cowan. Proved Nov. 2, 1759. Lib. 10, p. 456.

59, Oct. 24. Kempter, (Kempton), John, of "Hopwill," Hunterdon

Co.; will of. Wife, Mary. Sons — Moses, John, William and Jeams. Executors — the wife and Zebulon Stout of Somerset Co. Witnesses — Stephen Barton, John Stout and Robert Cowan. Proved Nov. 2, 1759. Lib. 10, p. 456.

From:INternet Archive, Genealogu of early settlers of..Old Hunterdon County, New Jersey


10 THE EALPH AND EDWARD HART FAMILY.

Mr. Hart is claimed by the Baptists as a member of their com- munion, and is so represented to be in a printed volume of theirs ; undoubtedly incorrect. Besides evidence given in the memoir, a receipt of his, as late as 1769, for the payment of his dues to the Presbyterian Church of Pennington, is found recorded in its books.

He died 1780, aged about 72, having married Deborah, young- est daughter of Richard Scudder, of Ewing, (see Scudder family, No. 8,) who died October 26th, 1776, aged 55. Their children were : Sarah ; Jesse (26), born September 19th, 1742 ; Martha, born April 10th, 1744 ; Nathaniel (27), born October 29th, 1747 ; John (28), born October 29th, 1748 ; Susannah, born August 2d, 1750 ; Mary, born April 7th, 1752, died, aged 30 ; Abigail, born February 10th, 1754 ; Edward (29), born December 20th, 1755 ; Scudder, born December 30th, 1757, died young ; a daughter, born March 16th, 1761 ; Daniel (30), born August 13th, 1762 ; Deborah, born August 21st, 1765.

Jesse (26), son of John (23), married Martha Mattison, of New Jersey, and removed to Washington, Pa. ; had children : John, who married, and had children : Deborah, wife of John Arm- strong, of Beaver county, Pa., and Martha, wife of John Cowan ; Mattison, married Mrs. Thompson, had two daughters, and lived in Allegheny City ; Scudder, a prominent business man of Pitts- burg, a pioneer in the navigation of the Ohio, and a skillful meteorologist, having furnished weather calculations, of great accuracy, for many years, for the daily press ; with unimpaired faculties, he closed a Christian life, in 1867, aged 92, having mar- ried Anna Anderson, of Beaver county, Pa., and Willamina Eich- baum, of Pittsburg ; no children ; Deborah, wife of Maj. Robert Darragh, of Beaver county, died 1866, aged 90, a woman of ardent piety and of singular excellence ; Maj. Darragh survived her six years, dying in his 91st year, highly esteemed for his intelligence, integrity, and moral worth ; their children were : John S., mar- ried Sarah Allison, sister of Hon. John A. Allison, register of the United States treasury, Martha A., wife of Hiram Stowe, of Ohio, Cinthia B., wife of Dr. Milo Adams, Jesse, died young, was cap- tain in the One Hundred and Fortieth Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers ; married Marianna, daughter of Lewis Reno, James, Hart, Mattison, married Josephine Cooper, and Scudder, mar- ried Catharine, daughter of Hon. D. Weyand ; Anna, wife of Dr. John Dickey, who died at Fort Meigs, 1813, while connected with



From Internet Archives, A chronological genealogy of James Cowan, by Julia Sellers, 1919]

The parentage of James Cowan. Sr.. and that of his wife Mary we do not know about. On the top shelf of the" big cupboard which was in grand-mother Jaaie White McPherson Cowan's room, to be more definite it was one of the smaller of the above four rooms mentioned, there were found some old parchment papers that have been handed down from gen- eration to generation. Cue a will which was made September 18. 174. by Robert Shields, living in the township of Bethlehem, county of Hun terdon. Province of West New Jersey. In this will he speaks of my sis- ter, Jane Cowan, wife of John Cowan- another, a deed, made the 2tith year of the reign of George II over Great Britain about the year of 1753. It was from George Silverthorn. living in the township of Grenech. coun- ty of Morris, Western Division of the Province of New Jersey to John Cowan, who lived in the township of Bethlehem, county of Hunterdon. Province of West New Jersey, one hundred and five acres near Spruce Run.

From: Rootsweb Query

COWAN, John (ca 1720 to 1786) m. SHIELDS, Mary. John COWAN believed to own land in Hunterdon Co. on Spruce Run.
Purchased 311 acre tract in Berkeley Co. VA (now Jefferson Co WV) Nov. 1774.

From:"Internet Archive, Documents relating to the colonial, revolutionary and post-revolutionary history of the State of New Jersey"New Jersey Historical Society, 1880, v32

  • 1756, Nov. 17. Allen, William, of Bethleham, Hunterdon Co.; will

of. Wife and children, of whom only son William is named, being appointed Executor with Charles HofE, Jr. Witnesses — John Cowan, Martha Erwine, Thomas Allen. Proved Dec. 3, 1756. Lib. 8, p. 470.

  • 1756, Dec. 1. Inventory, £93.17.7., incl. 2 Bibles, Alen's Alarm, etc.,

by Abraham Bonnel and John Cowan.

  • 759, Oct. 24. Cam.ptoii, John, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; will of.

Wife, Mary, one third part of my estate. Sons — Moses, John, Wlilliam and Jeams. to have rest of estate. Executors — wife. Mary, and friend, Zebulon Stout, of Somerset Co. Witnesses — Stephen Barton, John Stout, Robert Cowan. Proved Nov. 2, 1759. Lib. 10, p. 456.

  • 1759, Oct. 24. Kempter, (Kempton), John, of "Hopwill," Hunterdon

Co.; will of. Wife, Mary. Sons — Moses, John, William and Jeams. Executors — the wife and Zebulon Stout of Somerset Co. Witnesses — Stephen Barton, John Stout and Robert Cowan. Proved Nov. 2, 1759. Lib. 10, p. 456.

from:New Jersey Historical Society; Nelson, William, 1847-1914; Honeyman, A. Van Doren (Abraham Van Doren), 1849-1936; Hutchinson, Elmer Tindall, 1882-1954

  • 1756, Nov. 17. Allen, William, of Bethlehem [Hunterdon Co.]; will

of. My estate to be sold and the proceeds to be given to my wife, in order to bring up my children. Executors — son, William Allin, and my friend, Charles Hoff, Jr. Witnesses — John Cowan, Martha Erwine and Thomas Allen. (No proof of will.) Recorded 1765.

  • 1765, July 1. "These are to certifie that we the mother, and now

the widow of the within named Thomas Little, deceased, do hereby acknowledge the said Thomas Little's will hereunto annexed, the same being read unto us, and we fully understand, being fully con- tent, and submiting thereto, we desire the same to be fully prose- cuted to the true intent and meaning of said will, as witness our hands and seals the day and year abovesaid. Esther Little, by mark. (Seal). Witnesses. Thomas Litle, Thomas Fleming." 1765, July 8. Inventory, £470.0.11, made by John Cowan and Philip Titus. Lib. 12, p. 210.

  • 1766, May 16. Maxwell, James, of Greenwich, Sussex Co. Int.

Adm'r — John Maxwell, of Greenwich, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel Pettit, Esq., of Newton, said Co. Witness — Ayres Pettit. 1766, May 12. Inventory, £78.15.6, made by John Cowan and Alex- ander White. Lib. 12, p. 434.

  • 1766, May 16. Maxwell, James, of Greenwich, Sussex Co. Int.

Adm'r — John Maxwell, of Greenwich, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel Pettit, Esq., of Newton, said Co. Witness — Ayres Pettit. 1766, May 12. Inventory, £78.15.6, made by John Cowan and Alex- ander White. Lib. 12, p. 434.