Facts and Events
From:Cowan's of Fannin Texas
WILLIAM ANDREW COWAN was born 23 November 1853 in TN, and died 12 July 1940 in Fannin Co. TX. He married MARTHA ELLEN JAMES 1 October 1876 in Collin Co. TX, daughter of AARON JAMES and Ellen MILLICAN. She was born 13 May 1858 in MO, and died 26 March 1935 in Fannin Co. TX.
William went by the name "Andy," in the book 'Fannin County Folks and Facts'Nobility is hardly mentioned but it lists Andy Cowan in a short list of early settlers. (Nobility was settled in 1880)
Notes for MARTHA ELLEN JAMES:
- Burial: 13 July 1940, Indian Creek Cem., Fannin Co. TX
- Will: 27 October 1939, Will Book 3, page 330, Fannin Co. TX
- Burial: 27 March 1935, Indian Creek Cem., Fannin Co. TX
- Nickname: "Mattie"
March 1941, MK & T Hospital, Grayson Co. TX.
- i. ROBERT ANDREW COWAN, b. 11 September 1895, Nobility, Fannin Co. TX;d.30 November 1960, Collin Co. TX.
- ii. JOHN SCOTT COWAN, b. 19 July 1877, Collin or Fannin Co. TX; d. 10
d.16 August 1965, Haskell Co. TX.
- iii. WILLIE FLORENCE COWAN, b. 9 June 1880, Nobility, Fannin Co. TX;
August 1973, Wolfe City, TX.
- iv. FLORA ALICE COWAN, b. 25 April 1883, Fannin Co. TX; d. 8 September 1963, Hunt Co. TX.
- v. LAURA ELLEN COWAN, b. 16 November 1886, Fannin Co. TX; d. 14 August 1909, Fannin Co. TX.
- vi. JOE FRANCIS COWAN, b. 17 May 1888, Fannin Co. TX; d. 8 June 1972,Windom, Fannin Co. TX.
- vii. ROSE EFFIE COWAN, b. November 1890, Fannin Co. TX; d. 8 March 1976,Fannin Co. TX.
- viii. RUTH ANN COWAN, b. 12 May 1894, Nobility, Fannin Co. TX; d. 15
b. 1902, Leonard, Fannin Co. TX; d. 1954, In Grand Prairie, TX.
- ix. MYRA MAY COWAN, b. 3 April 1898, Nobility, Fannin Co. TX; d. 16 May 1937, Fannin Co. TX.
- VIRA FAY COWAN, b. 3 April 1898, Fannin Co. TX; d. 1961, Fannin Co. TX;m. WILLIAM M. SLAGLE;
m. JOE DUNCAN; d. Dallas, TX. no Children
- xi. MYRTLE ETHEL COWAN, b. 3 September 1902, Fannin Co. TX; d. 3 December 1985, Hunt Co. TX;