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Name Samuel Cowan
Gender Male
Birth? c.1816 Wythe, Virginia

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Ancestry has a number of family trees for the line of Samuel Thomas Cowan b. 1816 in Wythe. These include the following vita (Obvious duplicate tree's deleted). Data extracted 4 October 2013.


Public Member Tree Records Person Birth Death Marriage FatherMother Spouse
Aaron Chick-Jones family tree 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816/1817 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Nancy Hayes
Ashley Rudolph---Family Tree History 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Nancy Jane Hayes
Baker Family Tree 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA 7 May 1839 - Wythe, VA Margaret Maria Halsey
Burks Family Tree Unsourced Samuel Thomas Cowan Abt. 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Margaret Maria Halsey
Clay Family Tree 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Nancy Hays
Cowan Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources Samuel Thomas Cowan Abt. 1816 - Wythe March 1866 - Wythe, VA 9 May 1839 - Wythe county (Wythe), VA James Cowan Nancy Hays Margaret Maria Halsey
Duran Family Tree 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Nancy Hayes
FRED WARREN FAMILY TREE 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Nancy Jane Hayes
Harner/Boothe Family Tree 1 source Samuel Cowan 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Nancy Hays
Hayes in a Haystack 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA 7 May 1839 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Nancy Hays Margaret Maria Halsey
Hays Family Tree 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA James Gilmore Cowan Nancy Hays
Hicks Family Tree 3 attached records, 4 sources Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA 7 May 1839 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Nancy Hays Margaret Maria Halsey
Hubbard Family Tree 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Nancy Jane Hayes
King/Carr Family Tree 1 source Samuel Cowan 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA 7 May 1839 - Wythe, VA Margaret Maria Halsey
Lambert Family Tree 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan Abt. 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA Margaret Maria Halsey
Leedy Family Tree Unsourced Samuel Thomas Cowan About 1816 - Wythe March 1866 - Wythe, VA Margaret Maria Halsey
Lewis Family Tree 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan Abt. 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA 7 May 1839 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Margaret Maria Halsey
McNally Family Tree 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA 7 May 1839 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Margaret Maria Halsey
Norris-Hammett-Cavey-Cowan 1 source Samuel Cowan 1816 - Wythe County James Cowan Nancy Hays
Painter Family Tree 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan Abt. 1816 - Wythe March 1866 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Nancy Hays
Parman Family Tree 3 attached records, 4 sources Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816/1817 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA 7 May 1839 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Nancy Hays Margaret Maria Halsey
Parman Family Tree 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Nancy Hayes
Perdue Family Tree 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan Abt. 1816 - Wythe March 1866 - Wythe, VA Margaret Maria Halsey
Ralph Roath Family Tree 5 attached records, 6 sources Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816 - Wythe 1 Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA 7 May 1839 - Wythe County (Wythe), VA James Walker Cowen Mary Weir Margaret Maria Halsey
Rankin Family Tree 3 attached records, 4 sources Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA 7 May 1839 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Nancy Hays Margaret Maria Halsey
Reed et al 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Nancy Jane Hayes
Roath Family Tree 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan Abt. 1816 - Wythe March 1866 - Wythe, VA James Cowan Nancy Hays Margaret Maria Halsey
robertson et al Family Tree 1 source Samuel Cowan 1816 - Wythe James Cowan
Saeugling Family Tree 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA Margaret Maria Halsey
Smith Family Tree 1 source Samuel Thomas Cowan Abt. 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA 9 May 1839 - Wythe, VA (Virginia) Margaret Maria Halsey
Stephenson Family 2 attached records, 3 sources Samuel Thomas Cowan 1816 - Wythe County 1 Mar 1866 - Wythe VA 7 May 1839 - Wythe County (Wythe), VA James Walker Cowen Mary Weir Margaret Maria Halsey
The Rehm Family Tree 4 attached records, 4 sources Samuel Thomas Cowan Abt. 1816 - Wythe Mar 1866 - Wythe, VA 9 May 1839 - Wythe, VA (Virginia) Margaret Maria Halsey

notes

Samuel Cowan married in Wythe on May 9, 1839 to Margaret Maria Halsey daughter of Stephen Halsey. Margaret is listed in her father's will as Margaret Maria Cowan.

Samuel was born in Wytheville in 1816 or 1817. A James Cowan is present in early census records for Wythe County, and may be his father. Wythe County marriage records for

Farney Jones and Rebecca Cowan on Feb 22. 1831
Merideth Hurt and Lucinda Cowan on March 22, 1833

Lucinda and Rebecca may be Samuel T's sisters.

James Cowan, from Wythe County, was born about 1781 and died just prior to 1850 in Washington County, Virginia. John M. Cowan in Wythe County, 1810 may be his father.

James and wife, Margaret buried in the Hagy Cemetery north of Abingdon . He was in Wythe County 1810, 1820 and 1830; census Washington County 1840; and widow was in Washington County, 1850).

Males: 1 (born between 1800-1810),

1 (born 1810-1820),
1 (born 1820-1830)

Females

1 (born between 1800-1810),
4 (born 1810-1820),
2 (born 1820-1830),
2 (born 1830-1840).

Son Isaac Cowan born about 1827 married Elizabeth Carroll. Possible son Andrew Jackson Cowan moved to Claiborne County, TN. Possible son Samuel T.

Sarah Cowan (b. 1824) married Daniel Brooks; Nancy (b. 1825); Margaret Helen Cowan (b. 1832) married Granville Forkner; Mary J. Cowan (b. 1836).


On June 21, 1795, Samuel Cowan and wife Jean of the City of Knoxville, Territory of the US south of the Ohio River [Tennessee], sold to Hugh Montgomery of Wythe 106 acres patented October 30, MDL11 (1752) for 150 Pounds. The witnesses were Robert and Samuel Crockett and John Johnston. No other details. (Book 1, p. 272) [This Samuel Cowan is probably of the Knoxville Merchant Cowans, if so, no relation as this is a different yDNA lineage.]

On September 2, 1818, Jno [John] and Sally Hounshell sold 200 acres of land to James Cowan and Joshua Hammonds for $350. The land was located on the North Fork of the Holston River in Rich Valley and cornered to Jacob Spangler. (Book 7, p. 242).

On February 10, 1820, James Cowan and wife Peggy conveyed their interest in the above named tract to Joshua Hammonds. Both of them signed the deed and both were of Wythe County (Book 8, p. 2). Both signed their names.

On March 21, 1829, James Cowan was indebted to William Hounshell for $20. He placed a deed of trust on "one bay mare colt two years old this spring." Hugh Spence held the mortgage. [If it was paid on time, he kept the mare, otherwise it was to be sold]. Witnesses were Denison Baldwin and Adam McKee, Jr. [Spence, Baldwin and McKee were merchants in Evansham [now called Wytheville]. Book 11, p. 89).

On June 12, 1829, James Cowan owed Adam McKee $8.25. Denison Baldwin held the mortgage. Cowan secured the note by putting a deed of trust (mortgage) on "a dark bay mare, 6 months old this spring." If it was paid he kept the mare, if not it was to be sold to pay the debt. (Book 11, p. 220.


WILLS: There were no Cowans mentioned in the index to Wills 1790-1910, either devisor or devisee.

MARRIAGES: Marriage of Samuel Cowan to Margaret, daughter of Stephen Halsey, May 9, 1839. The bond, dated two days earlier gives her father's name (Marriage Book 1, p. 133).

James Cowan's marriage bond dated August 28, 1806, was for his marriage to Nancy daughter of William Hays. Archibald Haslerig and Jacob Hays were securities on the bond. (page 34)

Farney Jones and Rebecca Cowan, Feb. 22, 1831, and Meradith Hurt and Lucinda March 22, 1833 (pp. 102 and 109).


Deaths: page 189, lines 49, 50 and 51 of the death records for 1866.

Samuel Cowan, died March __, 1866. Age 50 of dropsy, Place of birth and death Wythe County. He was a farmer. Dr. Gleaves gave the information.

_____ [unnamed] Cowan died March __, 1866, male, age unknown, of inflammation of the brain, born and died in Wythe County. Parents Sam Cowan and wife. Informant S.G. Gleaves, physician.

_____ [unnamed] Cowan, died March 1866, male, age unknown. Parents Sam Cowan and wife, Dr. Gleaves informant.

These three deaths appear on

Children

1. Senah (Asentha) Cowan married probably Clayborn Lawson
2. James N. Cowan married to Alberta Lindsay
3. William Cowan married to Mary L. Patterson
4. Martha Cowan married to
5. Mary Elizabeth Cowan married Rush Patterson
6. Sophia (Sylvia) Cowan
7. Samuel Cowan married Margaret Leedy
9. Guy T. Cowan married 1. Mary T. Patterson 2. Eliza Thompson 3. Tina Leadman
10. Horton Cowan married Cora Fowler
11. Rachel Cowan married Thomas Proffitt.