The old Churchyard of the First Presbyterian Church at Knoxville and its tombstones, are crammed with East Tennessee History. Here lie many "Tennessee Cousins" and their ancestors. Here begins the history of some of the first families of our beloved state. They read: (among others)
James Cowan - died June 15, 1801 in his 40th year.
Margaret Ramsey, born June 15, 1777, married James Cowan 1795; (2) Thomas Humes, 1802; and (3) A. Ramsey, 1820 - died April 10, 1854. (Note: Margaret's surname was "Russell" according to other sources).