Person:Samuel Cowan (1)

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  1. Samuel Cowan1710-1730 - 1776
  2. Andrew Cowan, Justice of Washington, VA - est 1805
  3. Capt. William Cowan1750 - 1809
  • HSamuel Cowan1710-1730 - 1776
  • WAnn Walkerest 1743 - 1778
m. est. 1762
  1. John Cowanabt 1763 -
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Name Samuel Cowan
Gender Male
Birth? WFT Est 1710-1730
Marriage est. 1762 to Ann Walker
Death? 1776 slain by Indians in the summer of 1776, while returning to Moore’s Fort from Houston’s Fort

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Captivity Stories of the Cowan Family

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EntrySource/Basis/Commentary
DOB:
POB:
DOD: 1776 Hamilton's assessment of the death of Samuel Cowan was that it probably occurred in 1776. We know that Ann Walker Cowan was taken captive and her brother Samuel killed in 1777, so 1776 seems likely for Samuel Cowan's death. More pertinently, court records confirm that Samuel father of John died in 1776: Court of Quarterly Sessions, September 3, 1805 Robertson, undated *P437 - Motion of James McKinney and proof being made that Samuel Cowan died in 1776 and that John Cowan is his eldest son and heir at law, certified to the Register of Land Office
POD:
Burial:
Spouse: Ann Walker (?-?)
DOM: 1755-c1765 Eldest son John is thought to have been born c1763; he appears to have been a a minor at the time of his fathers death in 1776, and inherited his fathers property about 1782. That's consistent with a c1763 DOB. This implies that Ann and Samuel married prior to 1763. Ann's parents married in 1734 White, 1902; if she were the eldest child (there is no specific reason to believe that she was the eldest child), she would have been born no earlier than 1735, and would have reached marriagable age c1755. Thus, the DOM for this couple probably lies between 1755 and 1765.
POM: If she married as early as 1755, the POM could be Borden's Grant in modern Rrockbridge Co, VA, as that's where her parents were living at the time. Her parents moved to NC c1756, and that's the more likely POM.
Father:
Mother:

Footnotes

    Records

    Court of Quarterly Sessions, September 3, 1805 Robertson, undated

    • P437 - Motion of James McKinney and proof being made that Samuel Cowan died in 1776 and that John Cowan is his eldest son and heir at law, certified to the Register of Land Office


    Account of the Killing of Samuel Cowan at Houston's Fort

    An account of the "Killing of Samuel Cowan at Houston's Fort", by Emory L. Hamilton can be found at the following site:

    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~varussel/indian/13.html