b.6 Jan 1744
Facts and Events
- Document. Will of Robert Cowan of Sullivan, TN, Writ. 1823, Proven 1842
- Person:Robert Cowan (10) Of Jefferson County: YDNA results suggest there is no family connection.
- Person:Robert Cowan (11) son of Robert (10)
- Analysis. YDNA for Descendants of Robert Cowan of Sullivan County
- Analysis. Genealogy of Robert Cowan (20): Summary of research issues for Robert Cowan (20)
- Transcript:Land Transactions for Robert Cowan (20) Transcriptions of various deeds for Robert Cowan (20)
Vita for Robert Cowan are much confused. A discussion of this is to be found at Analysis. Genealogy of Robert Cowan (20). Dates currently shown represent best approximations based on a considered examination of the available data. Some of the alternative vita dates shown are undoubted wrong, but all have a documented basis in something that is commonly cited. Knowing why they are likely rejected is as important as rejecting them. They are retained here simply to provide a basis for consideration, and should be left intact as alternatives. Alternatives views should be discussed on the talk page before making any changes. I note that we did show an undocumented (as in original source documentation) date of death based on an onsourced web page. That reference has been deleted. Q 16:19, 23 December 2012 (EST)
- ↑ Biographical Sketch of Robert S Cowan, in Portrait and biographical record of Macoupin County, Illinois: containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, governors of the state and of the presidents of the United States. (Chicago [Illinois]: Biographical Pub. Co., 1891), Pgs 320-21.
- ↑ Sullivan, Tennessee, United States. 1796 Sullivan County, Tennessee Tax List, 1796.
- ↑ Holston Territory Genealogical Society (Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee). Families and history of Sullivan County, Tennessee. (Tennessee: The Society, c1992), Pg 30.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 DAR Gravestone marker. See: Notebook. Notes for Robert Cowan of Sullivan, TN fo specifics.
Donna Atkinson notes:" the stones are now faded out and people have gotten the dates from the DAR markers. The dates (from what I remember) on the markers were placed about 1935 but the application was rejected...the marker remains.
- ↑ Will probate date. From Donna Atkinson (September 2011): "The clerk certification that the copy is the same as the "original filed in his office" is 26th day of November1842...nothing is said about when the actual first will was filed which would be when the estate was filed". The will was written in 1823. The gap between will date and probate date (19 years), seems unusual, and may indicate that Robert died considerably before 1840, but that for whatever reason the will was not probated until much later. If Robert was indeed born in 1744 (not 1754 per the DAR marker), his death about 1840 seems suspicious. Not at all impossible, but less likely. ~~~~