Person:William Cowand (1)

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William Cowand
b.c1725
d.1780
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Name William Cowand
Gender Male
Birth[2] c1725
Death[1] 1780

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William Cowand of Bertie NC by John Wesley Cowand, 2006


Overview

William Cowand (d. 1768, lived in Bertie County, NC
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William Cowand (d. 1768, lived in Bertie County, NC

The following is largely based on Cowand, 2006. The child list is based on Ancestry Tree for Cowan/Short/Middaugh/Richards family which provides a copy of most of Cowand 2006.

The first confirmed records for William Cowand appears in Bertie County NC in 1757, and a 1758 tax record in the form of tax lists. He was probably present in the area as early as 1727 when a deed to WIlliam Cowan/Cowin was registered. He is commonly identified as marrying Maybee Cake, daughter of John Cake, though the basis for this is unknown. William is believed to have died in 1768 and Maybee in 1785. William and Maybee had a number of children. An 1858 letter from descendant Joseph D. Cowand to his kinsman Jessee Cowan, identifies the sons of William and Maybee. His children are commonly given as:[3]:


Colin Cowand  ? – 1827
David Cowand
Ephraim Cowand  ? – 1817
George Cowand  ? – 1836
James Cowand ? -?
John Christopher Cowand  ? – 1816
Jonathan Cowand
Solomon Cowand  ? – 1810
William Cowand II  ? – 1843
Rachel Cowand 1772* – 1851

*DOB not consistent with fathers DOD of 1768

AT Least one family tree on Ancestry adds the following children:

Elizabeth Cowand
Henry Cowand
Margaret Cowand
Ruth Cowand
Thomas Cowand

The mother of the above children is identified as second wife "Anon Mizelle". No source is provided, Since no source is provided for these children, their identity as children of William is questionable.

Notes

Public Data available on Ancestry.com for family trees of WIlliam Cowand=Mayabee Cake, extracted 28 September 2012

Public Member Tree Sources Name Birth Death Marriage Parents Spouse
Blase Family Tree Unsourced William Cowand 1768 - Bertie County (Bertie), North Carolina, USA Maybe Cake
Cowan / Short - Middaugh / Richards Tree Unsourced William Cowand 1768 - Bertie County (Bertie), North Carolina, USA Maybee Cake
Dempsey Family Tree Unsourced William Cowand Abt 1738 - Bertie, USA Abt 1780 Abt 1760 - North Carolina Maybee Cake
lharmon-1 Unsourced William Cowand Abt 1738 - Bertie County (Bertie), United States Abt 1780 Abt 1760 - North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Berg Family Tree 5 attached records, 6 sources photos William Cowand 1723 - Bertie 1785 - St Pauls, Charleston, South Carolina, United States 1743 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States John Coward, Elizabeth Wimberly Griffin Maybee Cake
Harkey Family Tree 1 source William Cowan [William Cowand] 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
M White combined tree Unsourced William Cowand Bertie, USA USA Maybee Cake
Welch Family Tree 2009 2 attached records, 4 sources William Cowand 1725 - Bertie 1785 - Bertie County (Bertie), North Carolina 1743 - North Carolina, United States John Cowand, Elizabeth Wimberly Griffin Maybee Cake
NOLA Mills Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1725 - Bertie 1785 - Bertie County (Bertie), North Carolina 1743 - North Carolina, United States John Cowand, Elizabeth Griffin Maybee Cake
James Wendell Cooper Family Tree 3 attached records, 4 sources William Cowand 1727 - Bertie, USA 1780 - St Pauls 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA John Cowand, Elizabeth Wimberly Griffin Maybee Cake
Belch - Hughes Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources William Cowand 1727 - Bertie, United States 1780 - St Pauls 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States John Cowart, Elizabeth Griffin Maybee Cake
Cowan 1 attached record, 2 sources William Cowand 1727 - Bertie Abt 1780 - St Pauls John Cowand, Elizabeth Griffin Maybee Cake
Scott/Polsgrove Family Tree 2 sources William Cowand Abt. 1745 - Bertie County (Bertie) 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina Maybee Cake
Brittain-Latham1 Unsourced William Cowand Abt. 1745 - Bertie County (Bertie) Maybee Cake
Carolyn Scott Naile Family Tree 3 attached records, 4 sources William Cowand 1745 - Bertie, United States 1780 - Par, Oswego, New York, United States 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Lawson Family Tree Unsourced William Cowand 1748 1780 Maybee Cake
My Family Genealogy_Photos April 11 2013 Unsourced William Cowand 1748 1780 Maybee Cake
Black Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Hall-White-Blair-Hill 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 John Cowand, Elizabeth Griffin Maybee Cake
DELANEY BUNCH 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 Maybee Cake
coward Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Brown Family Tree 2 attached records, 3 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States John Cowand, Elizabeth Griffin Maybee Cake
Steward Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Bryant Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Breagy_Cowan_Stanford_Gross_Ty 1 attached record, 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie County (Bertie), USA 1780 John Coward, Elizabeth Griffin Maybee Cake
Cowand Family Tree 2 attached records, 3 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States John Cowand, Elizabeth Griffin Maybee Cake
Satterfield Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA Maybee Cake
Henson Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 John Cowand, Elizabeth Maybee Cake
Sanders Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Burch Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 Maybee Cake
Josh and Jen Dewey Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Keller Family Tree 3 attached records, 4 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 - Par, Oswego, New York, United States 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Dunn Family Tree 1 attached record, 3 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Perry Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Ford/Justice Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Ford/Justice Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
eaves Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Crowley Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 - Par, Oswego, New York, United States 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Chambers Family Tree 2 attached records, 4 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 - South Carolina, United States 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Gunter Unsourced William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA John Cowand, Elizabeth Maybee Cake
kpauljohnson Unsourced William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA John Cowand, Elizabeth Maybee Cake
ThickerThanWater 1 attached record, 1 source William Cowand Abt 1748 - Bertie, USA Abt 1780 John Cowand, Elizabeth Maybee Cake
Tuck-Rebels(Reebals) Family History Site Unsourced William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA John Cowand, Elizabeth Maybee Cake
BHaste Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 John Cowand, Elizabeth Maybee Cake
Anderson Tree 1 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA Maybee Cake
Tipton, Moss, Peppas, Brumley 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA Maybee Cake
Venable Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA Maybee Cake
Fly Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA Maybee Cake
Trulove-Reisz Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 Maybee Cake
Hymen Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA Maybee Cake
Kleemeyer Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA Maybee Cake
thompson Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA Maybee Cake
White Family Tree 2 attached records, 3 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA John Cowand, Elizabeth Maybee Cake
Bowcott/Mountjoy Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States John Cowand, Elizabeth Maybee Cake
Family of Phyllis Cox and Lee Wilbur (Wright Mossman Cox Shaffer Wilbur 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Johnson/Johnston Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 - South Carolina, United States 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States John Cowand, Elizabeth Grifffin Maybee Cake
Harris Family Tree (November 2011) 2 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 - South Carolina 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States John Cowand, Elizabeth Wimberly Griffin Maybee Cake
Dennis Guffey Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Jimmy Cowart 2 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Muirhead Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Gill Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 - Par, Oswego, New York, United States 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
***Dunn Family Tree*** 1 attached record, 2 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
*White-Postert-Hicks-Collins* Family tree 3 attached records, 4 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 - St Pauls 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA John Cowand, Elizabeth Griffin Maybee Cake
Griffith, Rose- Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 Elizabeth Maybee Cake
Crowe Family Tree 3 attached records, 7 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 - South Carolina, United States 1743 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
James Norman Cowart 1 attached record, 2 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Elizabeth Maybee Cake
NEITASSCHIA SMITH JERNIGAN 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Armstrong-Schrader Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 - Par, Oswego, New York, United States 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Hewett-Cole Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 John Cowand, Elizabeth Maybee Cake
Rufus Highnote 2 attached records, 2 sources William Cowand 1748 - Bertie County (Bertie) 1780 - North Carolina, USA Maybee Cake
Rev. Andy Clay Harris Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Elizabeth Maybee Cake
Wilson-Wright-Whorton 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybee Cake
Humphries Zingery Connection(1) 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, USA 1780 Maybee Cake
MIX Family Tree (Research) 1 attached record, 2 sources Jonathon Coward [William Cowand] 1725 - Bertie, USA 1785 - St Pauls, Charleston, South Carolina, USA 1743 - North Carolina, USA John Coward, Elizabeth Wimberly Griffin Maybee Cake
Smith Family Tree 1 attached record, 2 sources William Cowand 1727 - Bertie Abt 1780 - St Pauls Maybel Cake
Todd's family 4 attached records, 5 sources William Cowand 1727 - Bertie Abt 1780 - St Pauls 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA John Cowand, Elizabeth Griffin Maybel Cake
MCCANN Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1727 - Bertie Abt 1780 - St Pauls Maybel Cake
Wadford Family Tree 1 source William Cowand 1748 - Bertie, United States 1780 - South Carolina, United States 1757 - Bertie, North Carolina, United States Maybel Cake
References
  1. Ancestry.com September 28 2013 includes 78 distinct trees for William Cowand=Maybe Cake. Of these two give a DOD of 1768, and the rest use 1780, or give no date. The POD is less commonly given, and includes a mixture of places, including Oswego New York, Bertie NC, and Charleston SC. The 1768 DOD appears to be based on an "insolvents" tax list of that year in Bertie NC, with an entry for "William Cowand, dead, poor". This may be a record for the William Cowand who married Maybe Cake, but it might also be for a different William Cowand. See: http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/bertie/census/1768insol.txt
  2. Ancestry.com September 28 2013 includes 78 distinct trees for William Cowand=Maybe Cake. DOB's range from 1723 to 1748, with 1748 by far the most common. This DOB conflicts badly with the most common DOM (1758] for this couple. If the DOM is even approximately correct, William must have been born much earlier than 1748, though few genealogists accept this (apparently). A nominal DOB of c1725 is shown though a range of 1723 to 1727 is given in the Ancestry trees showing DOB's earlier than c1748.
  3. (Cowand, 2006 does not explicitly identify the children. Ancestry entries exracted in September 2013 were used to create the list