Person:John Cowen (1)

John Cowen
m. 31 Mar 1656
  1. Joseph Cowen1657 - 1676
  2. Mary Cowen1659 -
  3. John Cowing, Jr1662 - Aft 1729
  4. Israel Cowen1664 - 1717/18
  5. Rebecca Cowen1666 -
Facts and Events
Name John Cowen
Gender Male
Birth? 1608 Edinburgh, Scotland
Marriage 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto Rebecca Short
Death[1] c1700 Cohasset, Massachusetts

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This person is believed to be descended from
Person:John Cowen (1) of the Scituate Cowans YDNA Group

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Sources

Ancestry Public Member Trees]
Mass Marriages 1633-1850, Ancestry Marriage of Rebecca Man to John Cowen 31 March 1756
New England Marriages prior to 1700, Ancestry Marriage of Rebecca ____to RIchard Man 1746
Background on Richard Mann, first husband of Rebecca Short/Brewster/Mann Cowen
Scot Prisoners sent to New England after the Battle of Worcester, 1651
Source:NEHGS, 1909 Marriage of John Cowen to Deborah Man

Related

Scituate Cowans

Overview

John is generally believed to have been born in Scotland about 1608. He is believed to be the John Coehon who arrived in Boston February 1652 on the ship "John and Sara". The ships passenger's list included 261 Scots captured by British forces under Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651. [2]They were sold as indentured servants in New England, their term of servitude being seven years.

In 1656 John Cowen married widow Rebecca Mann in Scituate. Marriage records of Norwich, England, show that Rebecca had married Richard Mann in 1636. The following year the couple emigrated from England to the Netherlands. A Richard Mann and wife Rebecca appear in Scituate records by 1644; this presumably represents the same couple. Richard died in 1655 while attempting to cross on the ice of nearby pond; the ice broke under him. He could not rescue himself, nor were others able to save him. A year later Rebecca married John Cowen. Rebecca is commonly identified by genealogists under her married name "Rebecca Mann", but some give her name as "Rebecca Small", based on the (reasonable) belief she is the same person who married Richard Mann in Norwich in 1636. A distinct minority give it as "Rebecca Brewster", but the basis for this view is unknown.

Initially, John and Rebecca lived in Scituate, in the home of Rebecca's former husband, Richard Mann, but by 1670 John and his family were living in nearby Cohasset. John's date of death is commonly given as 17 December 1697, but this is the date on which he received a parcel of land. It is likely that he died before September 27, 1703 when his son Israel sold this same land.


General locale where John Cowen lived, 1656-c1700. Richard Mann, first husband of his wife Deborah Short, lived near Mann Hill south of Musquashuiat Pond north of Schituate Harbor. Richard died when ice on the pond broke under him, while trying to cross on the pond during the winter of 1655. John lived with Rebecca at Mann's home for the first few years of their marriage, later moving to Chohasset.

Descendency

Traditionally two separate lineages have been associated with the descendancy of John Cowen (1)=Rebecca Short. YDNA evidence for these lines indicates that they do not, infact, share a recent common ancestor. Examination of the lineage data, coupled with an examination of original source documentation, shows that the bulk of this traditional lineage does descend from John (1) and Rebecca.

Four individuals who believed they descended from John and Rebecca took the YDNA test through FTDNA. The first kit, (referred to here as Scituate A, traced descent from Israel Cowen (1), a son of John and Rebecca. The other three kits (Scituate B) traced descent from John Cowen (2), another son of John and Rebecca, through his son John Cowing (1). Descendants of John Cowing (1) matched each other closely, but did not match the single kit which traced descent from Israel Cowen.

John Cowen (2) presumed ancestor of the Scituate B line, had a son John Cowing (1), born in 1692. Massachusetts court records of 1729 identify four of John (2)'s sons and gives their place of residence. Son John is shown as living in that year in Provincetown, Massachuesetts, while the other three sons (Joshua, Caleb, and Israel), are shown living in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Rhode Island records, show that a John Cowing married Sarah Mitchell in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1718. Birth records for this couple show that they had a number of children at approximately 1 to 2 year intervals beginning in 1719, and continuing through 1734. From this we can infer that the couple and their children were living in Rhode Island from 1718 until after 1734. Among those children were sons James (74), John (3) and Joseph (2) through whom the Scituate B line traced descent.

These data show that The John Cowen who married Sarah Mitchell in Providence Rhode Island can not be the same John Cowing (1) who was living in Provincetown, Massachuesetts in 1724.

Traditional DescendancyRevised Descendancy

YDNA

The Cowan YDNA project includes kits for a number of persons who claim descent from John Cowen (1). Comparison of YDNA show that these kits represent two distinct, and unrelated lineages. While we do not know which (if either) of these lineages truely descends from JOhn (1), we know that both can not. While both lines, designated Scituate A and Scituate B, both share the same Haplogroup designation, (E1b1b1), their YDNA dis-similarity exceeds 16%, indicating that the two lines do not share a relatively recent common ancestor. Thus, at least one (and conceivably both) groups has an error in their lineage data.


Sons

WeRelateDOBPOBDODPODDOMPOMFatherMotherSpouseNotes
Person:Joseph Cowen (1) 1657 1676 Scituate, MA John Cowen (1) Rebecca Short unmarried
Person:John Cowen (2) 1662 Scituate MA 1724 Scituate MA 1) ?
2) 1719
John Cowen (1) Rebecca Short 1) Deborah Litchfield
2) Desire Hawes
Scituate SubGroup B YDNA Lineage
Person:Israel Cowen (1) 1666 1717 Scitaute, MA 1692 John Cowen (1) Rebecca Short Hannah Litchfield Scituate SubGroup A YDNA Lineage

Ancestry Lineages

Data from Ancestry Public Member Trees were extracted 31 October 2013, using various search keys. The following provides a general summary of results, with an evaluation of what is the most likely "answer". Individual search results are shown further below, categorized by who was identified in various trees as the wife of John Cowen (1)


Key Accepted Likely Better supporting documentation needed No Direct Documentation (NDD)


Name Birth Death DOM POMFayther>Mother Spouse
Best John Cowen 1608, Edinburg Scotland 1697-1703 31 Mar 1656; Scituate, Mass. - Rebecca Short
Evaluation Marriages, 1633-1850
and Source:NEHGS, 1909:199<bfr>
Several variant spellings: Cowing, Coehon etc, but marriage clearly gives "Cowen
Commonly accepted DOB, but PMT provide NDD. POB seems entirely speculative. Bracketed on basis of a land acquisition in 1697, and the sale of that land in 1703; No direct documentation found to confirm, but likely correct. Source:NEHGS, 1909:199 Source:NEHGS, 1909:199 Two trees identify his father as John Coehon, but give NDD No Data The identity of the wife of John Cowen (1) is unclear.
  • Numerous records give her first name as Rebecca, and we can be confident of that much at least.
  • It is also clear that she was previously married to Richard Man who died in 1655, hence her frequent identification as "Rebecca Man". Some point to a marriage record in Norwich England for a Rebecca Short and Richard Man in 1636. Oath of Allegiance records at Greater Yarmouth show a couple by this name emigrating from England to the Netherlands, the following year. This may be the same couple as eventually appeared in the Plymouth Colony, and it may be that the maiden name of John Cowen's wife was Rebecca Short.
  • Some identify Rebecca as Rebecca Brewster, but documentation to support this has not been located. Many of the PMT's on Ancestry that identify the wife of John Cowen as Rebecca Brewster also give his place of death as "Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland". While its not inconceivable that John left Plymouth Bay, returned to Europe, and died in Poland, this is quite implausible. If true, it requires better documentation to support this view than is currently available.

Overall, the best identification of the wife of John Cowen seems to be that she was Rebecca Short, who was previously married to Richard Mann. Additional work is needed to document that it was indeed Rebecca Short and Richard Mann who came to America. Note that whilel we can clearly show this couple leaving England for the Netherlands immediately after their marriage, we can not show them coming to New England.

PMT, Mann

Ancestry include 18 Public Member Trees (PMT) for this couple, based on an exact search key of any event 1610+-5, any event 1700+-5, wife's name as Rebecca. Extracted 31 October 2013; Duplicate entries deleted when identifiable.

Public Member Tree Sources Name Birth Death MARRIAGE: PARENTS: Spouse
From 'Normandy to America' Our Family Tree. 1 source John Cowen 1608 - Scotland Sep 1703 - Massachusetts, United States John Cohoune Cowen Rebecca Man
Rigdon Family Tree 2 attached records, 3 sources John Cowen 1608 - Scotland Sep 1703 - Massachusetts, United States MA (Massachusetts) Rebecca Man
Hawes Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 - Scotland Sep 1703 - Massachusetts, United States Rebecca Man
Morrisseau Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 - Scotland Sep 1703 - Massachusetts Rebecca
ASHFAW2010_2011-03-27 1 source John Cowen 1608 - Scotland Sep 1703 - MA (Massachusetts), USA 31 Mar 1663 - Scituate, Plymouth, MA (Massachusetts), USA Rebecca Man
stewartfamily2 1 source John Cowen 1608 - Scotland Sep 1703 - Massachusetts, USA 8 Mar 1656 - Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Rebecca Man
Drake Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 - Scotland Sep 1703 - Massachusetts, USA 31 Mar 1656 - Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Rebecca Man
JFrank44#1 1 source John Cowen 1608 - Scotland Sep 1703 - Massachusetts, USA 31 Mar 1656 - Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Rebecca Man
Earl and Deb Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 - Scotland Sep 1703 - Massachusetts, USA Rebecca Man
cindy furse 1 source John Cowen 1608 - Scotland Sep 1703 - Massachusetts, United States Rebecca Man
Austin + Nord 2 attached records, 3 sources John Cowen 1608 - Scotland Sep 1703 - Massachusetts, United States 8 Mar 1656 - Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Rebecca Man
FalkinhamCheney 1 source John Cowen 1608 - Scotland Sep 1703 - Massachusetts, United States Rebecca Man
Henry/Brown Sept 2006 1 source John Cowen 1608 - Scotland Sep 1703 - Massachusetts Rebecca
trafton2011 1 source John Cowen 1608 - Scotland Sep 1703 - MA (Massachusetts), USA 31 Mar 1663 - Scituate, Plymouth, MA (Massachusetts), USA Rebecca Man
Bernard Barker 3 sources John Cowen 1608 - Scotland Sep 1703 - Massachusetts, USA John Cohoune Cowen Rebecca Unknown
Lemirande - Kieffer - Glime - Watruba - Bua - Hall family tree 2 attached records, 3 sources John Cowen 1608 - Scotland Sep 1703 - Massachusetts, United States Rebecca Man
SCHORR_Master March 2013 1 source John Cowen Abt. 1608 - Scotland Abt. 1703 - Mass (Massachusetts) 31 Mar 1656 - Mass (Massachusetts) Rebecca Mann

PMT Brewster

Public Member Tree Records NAME: DOB POB DOD POD DOM POM PARENTS: SPOUSE:
Wyatt/Heisey Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
wilkins Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Monroe Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Really Big Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Whipple Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Allentown Latham Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster?
History of the Rose/Hanes Families 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Carson and Falco Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Lemmon Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Bob Chappell Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
cooper Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
yager Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Grove Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Chester Ray Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
RAMSEY! 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Heinrichs-Rung 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Wilson/Collins Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Fritz Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
McCoy/Brinkerhoff Families Unsourced John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
kaczmarek Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Gilbert Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
wess Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Moore Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA, USA Rebecca Brewster
Bell Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Family Tree of Robert E. Erney & Mary H. Ruby 1 attached record, 2 sources John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Fontenot Family 2013 16 sources John Cowen 1608 Scotland Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Johnston Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Mayer Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Block Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Montgomery Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Solomon/Ingalls Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Koulalis Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources John Cowen 1608 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
KEARNEY_GRIER_A_2011-07-22 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Mann Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca Brewster
Moulder Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Rebecca 1624 Brewster
Claeson - Smith 1 attached record, 2 sources John Cowen 1608 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Halladay Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1620 Scotland 1668 30 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
andrew Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources John Cowen About 1620 Scotland 1668 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Shoup Family Tree01A 1 attached record, 1 source John Cowen Abt 1620 Scotland Bet. 1668–1712 30 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, MA Rebecca Brewster
Stephens Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources John Cowen About 1620 Scotland 1668 30 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
JUSTIN'S Family Tree 1 source John Cowen About 1620 Scotland 1668 30 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
LoveKeeler 1 source John I Cowen 1631 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth,MA, USA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate,MA, USA John Cohoune Cowen, Catherine Smith Rebecca Brewster
jerome finnell 1 attached record, 2 sources John Cowen 1631 Scotland 1697 Sep, Swietokrzyskie, Poland 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
6192012 1 source John I Cowen 1631 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth,MA, USA Rebecca Brewster
Macomber Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources John Cowen 10 Oct 1631 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth,MA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA John Cohoune Cowen Rebecca Brewster
Calabrese Family Tree 2 attached records, 3 sources John Cowen 10 Oct 1631 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth,MA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA John Cohoune Cowen Rebecca Brewster
McCullough & Ricks(1)_2013-02-10-new 1 source John I Cowen 10 Oct 1631 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth,MA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster Mann
Stark/Rives Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1636 Midlothian, Scotland 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Anderson/Hunter/Johansen/Hardy and related families Unsourced John Cowen 1636 Scotland 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Heller Tafoya - June 2012 Unsourced John I Cowen 1636 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth,MA, USA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA, USA Rebecca Brewster
Hillard Unsourced John Cowen 1636 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Massachusetts 31 Mar 1656 Massachusetts Rebecca Brewster
kreutzer2012-01-12 Unsourced John Cowen 1636 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Massachusetts 31 Mar 1656 Massachusetts Rebecca Brewster
Sperry/Mader Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1636 Midlothian, Scotland 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Farrell/Mann/Perry/Riddle/ Rogers/Foushee Pittsboro Chatham NC Unsourced John Cowen 1656-57 Rebecca Brewster
Eddy / Story Family Tree 1 attached record, 1 source John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Shockley Family Tree 1 attached record, 1 source John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Alexander Family Tree - New England - 2011 1 source John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, MA Rebecca Brewster
Backup Sigel-Miller Family Tree 2 attached records, 2 sources John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Winfield King 1 source John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Davison Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Manard Family Tree 1 attached record, 1 source John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate,MA Rebecca Brewster
Page-Keyes-Kirkpatrick-Stewart Family Tree 1 attached record, 1 source John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Boone_Mann Family Tree 1 attached record, 1 source John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Wilson Family Tree 2 attached records, 2 sources John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Mattson Family Tree Two 1 attached record, 1 source John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Paradee Gebhardt Family Tree_2011-09-05 1 attached record, 1 source John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Laverty Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
IDE-WAY Family Tree 1 attached record, 1 source John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Bentley Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Min's Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster
Sigel-Miller Family Tree June 2013 3 attached records, 3 sources John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth,MA Rebecca Brewster

PMT Short

Ancestry Public member Tress 31 Oct 2013
Public Member Tree Sources NAME: (Alternative)
Tooker Family Tree 1 source John Colquhoun Cowen 1631 Dumbartonshire (Dunbartonshire), Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA John Cohoune Cowen Rebecca Short
Budge Family Tree/Kansas/USA 6 attached records, 7 sources photos John Cowen 'Coehon' 'Colquhoun' Abt 1631-1636 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts John 'cohoune' Cowen Rebecca Short
Morkeski Family Tree 3 attached records, 5 sources photos Sir John Colquhoun Cowen 10 Oct 1631 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States John Cohoune Cowen Rebecca Short
Davidson Rome Family Tree Unsourced John Cowen Scotland Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Rebecca Short
Mann/Edwards Family Tree Unsourced John Cowen Rebecca Short
Merritt Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 10 Oct 1624 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, MA (Massachusetts), USA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Rebecca Widow Short
Leavitt -Bradford Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 10 Oct 1624 Lanarkshire, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Rebecca Short
RINEHART, VOLKMAR FAMILY TREE Unsourced John Cowen 3 Jan 1630 Edinburgh (Midlothian), Scotland 13 Nov 1697 Rochester, Plymouth, Mass (Massachusetts) 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Mass (Massachusetts) William Cowen, Agnes Sinclair or Alison Wallace Rebecca Short
Bill's Ancestors 6 attached records, 6 sources photos John Cowen 1630 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Rebecca Short
Currie - Mullin Family Tree 5 attached records, 6 sources John Cowen 1630 Scotland Aft 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Rebecca Short
Page Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1631 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Rebecca Short
Lucy M Fuller 4 sources John Cowen 10 Oct 1631 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts 8 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts John Cohoune Cowen Rebecca Short
Stark/Rives Family Tree 4 attached records, 7 sources John Cowen 1631 Dunbartonshire, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 8 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States John Cohoune Cowen Rebecca Short
Cowen Family RI-CT-NY-WI-IL Tree 6 attached records, 6 sources John Cowen 1631 Scotland 1698-1703 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 8 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA John Cohoune Cowen Rebecca Short
Corthell/Hunter Unsourced John Cowen 1631 Scotland Rebecca Short
Watts,Hartman,Cowen connection 6 attached records, 7 sources John Cowen 1631 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Massachusetts, USA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Rebecca Short
stowell book Unsourced John Cowen 1631 Scotland Rebecca Short
Ranney/Sturdevant Family Tree 2 attached records, 2 sources John Cowen 1631 Scotland Aft 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Rebecca Short
Lindquist Lantz Family Tree 3 attached records, 4 sources John Cowen 1631 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States John Cohoune Cowen Rebecca Short
Vanderhoff/Woolstrum Family Tree 5 attached records, 8 sources John Cowen 1631 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 8 Mar 1656 MA (Massachusetts) John Cohoune Cowen Rebecca Short
Munden 1 source John Cowen 1631 Scotland Aft 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Rebecca Short?
Petersen_Poston Unsourced John Cowen 1631 Midlothian, SCOTLAND 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, MA (Massachusetts), USA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, MA (Massachusetts), USA Rebecca Short
Goodwin-Sperry Family Tree 2 attached records, 3 sources photos John Cowen 1631 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Massachusetts, USA Rebecca Short
Hartley-Erickson Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1631 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Massachusetts, USA Rebecca Short
morales Family Tree 11 attached records, 12 sources photos John Cowen 1631 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Rebecca Short
Donihue Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1631 Dunbartonshire, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Rebecca Short
FOLKERS & WEYAND Family Tree 1 attached record, 1 source John Cowen 1631 Scotland Mar 1656 MA (Massachusetts) Rebecca Short
Philpott_2012-03-23 Unsourced John Cowen Abt 1631 Scotland Aft 17 Dec 1697 Rehoboth, Massachusetts 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Rebecca Short
peak Family Tree 1 source photos John Cowen 1631 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, America (USA) 31 March 1656 (31 Mar 1656) Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, America (USA) Rebecca SHORT "Puritan Immigrant"
Stowell Family Tree - 2010-10-27 1 attached record, 2 sources John Cowen 1631 Dunbartonshire, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States John Cohoune Rebecca Short
Bee's Family 1 source John Cowen 1631 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States John Cohoune Cowen Rebecca Short
VIPRINO & CLAPP & MAYFLOWER ANCESTRY #2 Unsourced John Cowen Coehon Abt 1631 Scotland Abt 1697 Scituate, MA (Massachusetts) 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, MA (Massachusetts) John Colquhoun Cohoune Rebecca Short
VIPRINO & CLAPP & MAYFLOWER ANCESTRY ET AL #2 Unsourced John Cowen Coehon Abt 1631 Scotland Abt 1697 Scituate, MA (Massachusetts) 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, MA (Massachusetts) John Colquhoun Cohoune Rebecca Short
Kendall Family Tree Unsourced John Cowen Coehon 1631 Scotland 1697 Scituate, Massachusetts, USA John Colquhoun Cohoune Rebecca Short
Reeves Roots 4 sources John Cowen 10 Oct 1631 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 8 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States John Cohoune Cowen Rebecca Short
Thorne-Miller Family Tree 3 sources John Cowen Cowing 10 Oct 1631 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States John Cohoune Cowen Rebecca Man (Short)
VIPRINO & CLAPP & MAYFLOWER ANCESTRY Unsourced John Cowen Coehon Abt 1631 Scotland Bef 1703 Scituate, MA (Massachusetts) 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, MA (Massachusetts) John Colquhoun Cohoune Rebecca Short
Wilson 2 attached records, 2 sources photos John Cowen 1631 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA John Cohoune Cowen Rebecca Short
Leea Moody Family Tree 2 attached records, 3 sources John Cowen 1631 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Rebecca Short
Williams BU.FBC Backup 001_AutoBackup Unsourced John Israel Cowen 1631 Midlothian, Scotland Aft 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA James (?) Colquhoun, Mary (?) Lnu Rebecca Short
Null Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 1631 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Rebecca Short (Cowen)
Steiger-Knochenhauer Family Tree 5 attached records, 6 sources John Cowen 10 Oct 1631 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States John Cohoune Cowen, Elspeth Patersone Rebecca Short
Tolles Family Tree 1 source John Cowen 10 Oct 1631 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States John Cohoune Cowen Rebecca Short or Man
Boyce/Kavner Tree 10 attached records, 11 sources John Cowen Cowing 10 Oct 1631 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States John Cohoune Cowen Rebecca Short
Barbara Ann Germain (Beverly) 1 source John Cowen 1631 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Rebecca Short
VIPRINOandCLAPP FAMILY9vxyz1bc2ABDEF.FTW2.FTW4 .FTW5.FTW99.FTW98-1 Unsourced John Cowen Coehon Abt 1631 Scotland Abt 1697 Scituate, MA (Massachusetts) 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, MA (Massachusetts) John Colquhoun Cohoune Rebecca Short
Palmer McGill 1 attached record, 1 source John Cowen 1631 Midlothian, Scotland Aft 17 Dec 1697 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, MA (Massachusetts) Rebecca Short
Nelson Family Tree 5 attached records, 6 sources photos John Cowen 10 Oct 1631 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA John Cohoune (Cowan), Catherine Smith Rebecca Short
Massie Family Tree (**) 1 source John Cowen 10 Oct 1631 Scotland Aft 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth County (Plymouth), Massachusetts 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth County (Plymouth), Massachusetts John Cohoune Cowen, Catherine Smith Rebecca Short
VICKY MAY BARNES Family Tree 6 attached records, 7 sources John Cowen 10 Oct 1631 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Rebecca Short
W Caldwell Family Tree 3 attached records, 3 sources photos John Cowen 1631 England 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Rebecca Short/Mann
Barkey Morrow Family Tree 5 attached records, 5 sources John Cowen 1631 England 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Rebecca Short
Carpenter 4 attached records, 6 sources John Cowen 1631 Dunbartonshire, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Rebecca Short
gurney(a Unsourced John Cowen Abt 1636 Scotland 1697/1703 Scituate, Plymouth, MA (Massachusetts) 31 Mar 1656 Plymouth, NE (Nebraska) Rebecca Short
J.G.W. 6 attached records, 7 sources photos John Cowen Abt 1636 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Rebecca Short
Smith Släktträd Unsourced John Cowen Circa 1636 Scotland 1697-1703 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Rebecca Short
Maloney Family Tree 1 source John Cowen Abt 1636 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Rebecca Short
Beltower Unsourced John Cowen Abt 1636 Scotland Aft 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, MA (Massachusetts) 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, MA (Massachusetts) Rebecca Short
David Gerald Harlow 1 attached record, 2 sources photos John Cowen 1636 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA John Colquhoun Cohoune Rebecca Short
Dickinsons Bruces Grants Elsaessers & Gimmels 1 attached record, 2 sources John Cowen Abt 1636 Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Rebecca Short
2527501-1 Unsourced John Cowen 1636 Scotland Aft 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth County (Plymouth), Massachusetts 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth County (Plymouth), Massachusetts Rebecca Short
Bonins & Owens Family Trees Unsourced John Cowen 1636 Scotland Aft 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth County (Plymouth), Massachusetts 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth County (Plymouth), Massachusetts Rebecca Short
Bonins & Owens Family Trees_2012-09-30 Unsourced John Cowen 1636 Scotland Aft 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth County (Plymouth), Massachusetts 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth County (Plymouth), Massachusetts Rebecca Short
Bonins & Owens Family Trees_2012-09-30 Unsourced John Cowen 1636 Scotland Aft 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth County (Plymouth), Massachusetts 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth County (Plymouth), Massachusetts Rebecca Short
Schuster Family Tree Unsourced John Cowen March 1656 (Mar 1656) Rebecca Short
Morris-Lyons Tree 4-9-12 2 sources John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Massachusetts Rebecca Short
Woodhouse Family Tree 1 attached record, 1 source John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Rebecca Short
Mann/Edwards Family Tree 1 attached record, 1 source John Cowen 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Rebecca Short
BurrOak Unsourced John Cowen Scotland Aft 1673 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Rebecca Short
Bates_Barnes Family Tree 5 attached records, 6 sources photos John Cowen Bet. 1631–1636 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 08 Mar 1656 (8 Mar 1656) Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States John 'cohoune' Cowen Rebecca Short
Brunskill Family Tree 2 attached records, 3 sources John Cowing John Cowen 10 Oct 1631 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 19 Jun 1719 Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts John Cohoune Cowen, Catherine Smith Rebecca Short
McClelland Family Tree 1 source John Cowing COWEN, COEN, COLQUHOUN 10 Oct 1631 Midlothian, Scotland Aft 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Joseph Cowing (COWEN, COEN, COLQUHOUN), Mary (G1) ? Colquhoun Rebecca (G2) (Rebackah) SHORT (Man, Mann)
Steddom Family Tree 10 attached records, 11 sources photos John Cowing COWEN, COEN, COLQUHOUN 10 Oct 1631 Midlothian, Scotland Aft 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Joseph Cowing (COWEN, COEN, COLQUHOUN), Mary (G1) ? Colquhoun Rebecca (G2) (Rebackah) SHORT (Man, Mann)
Our Stephens/Haynes Family Tree 6 attached records, 7 sources photos John Cowing COWEN, COEN, COLQUHOUN 10 Oct 1631 Midlothian, Scotland 17 Dec 1697 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States 31 Mar 1656 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts John Cohoune Cowan, Catherine Smith Rebecca Short


References
  1. John's date of death is commonly given as 17 December 1697, but this is the date on "when land granted to John by the town of Scituate was laid out.". It is likely that he died before September 27, 1703 when his son Israel sold this same land, hence a DOD of c1700 seems appropriate. Some give his place of death as Conhihasset Mass. This place name now seems to be preserved only as a street name in the area between Scituate, and Cohasset, Mass.
  2. Wikipedia:Battle of Worcester: The Battle of Worcester took place on 3 September 1651 at Worcester, England, and was the final battle of the English Civil War. Oliver Cromwell and the Parliamentarians defeated the Royalist, predominantly Scottish, forces of King Charles II. The 16,000 Royalist forces were overwhelmed by the 28,000 strong "New Model Army" of Cromwell. About 3,000 men were killed during the battle and a further 10,000 were taken prisoner at Worcester or soon afterwards. The Earl of Derby was executed, while the other English prisoners were conscripted into the New Model Army and sent to Ireland. Around 8,000 Scottish prisoners were deported to New England, Bermuda, and the West Indies to work for landowners as indentured labourers. Parliamentary casualties numbered in the low hundreds.