Person talk:David Cowan (1)

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Major Sources For Southwest Virginia [31 May 2008]

Title:Source:Summers, 1903 History of Southwest Virginia and Washington County
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842 David 6 jun 1773 Fincastle Overseer of Road from Castlewood to Elk Garden
811 David Apr 5 1774 Fincastle 264 Ac on Mill Creek
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Title:Source:Summers, 1929 Annals of Southwest Virginia
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Title:Source:Kegley and Kegley, 1980 (vol 1 Southwest Virginia)
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Title:Source:Kegley, 1982 (vol 2 Fincastle, Montgomery, and Wythe Counties)
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No entries for David, some for other Cowans
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Title:Source:Kegley, 1995 (vol 3 Montgomery and Wythe Counties)
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Title:Source:Kegley, 1998 (vol 4 Evansham)
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Title:Source:Addington, 1932 History of Scott County
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Title: Source:Chalkley, 1912a Volume 1. Augusta county Court Order Books and Judgements
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Title: Source:Chalkley, 1912a Volume 2
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Title: Source:Chalkley, 1912a Volume 3 Wills and Deeds
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Title: Robertson, 1998 Washington County Surveyor's Records
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Page 83 - James Osborn...230 ac...Commissioners Certificate...in Cassells woods on the waters of Clinch River...Beginning corner to David Cowans land he now lives on...above a sinking spring...on Henry Hamlins line...November 11, 1782
Page 153 - David Cowan...264 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on both sides of Mill Creek, south branch of clinch River...Beginning corner to William Robeson and Samuel Porters land...by a path...March 14, 1783 - David Cowan...264 ac by settlement made in 1769...bounded by William Robeson on the east and Samuel Porter on the south known by the name of Cowens Forte, surveyed April 8, 1774...August 9, 1781
Page 191 - Samuel Porter...200 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on the north side of Copper Creek Ridge on the waters of Mill Creek, south branch of Clynch River...Beginning corner to Capt. Russells land...near a path...on James Alvins line...corner to David Cowans land...near the Kentucky Road...by a path...corner to William Robinsons land...along Copper Creek Ridge...March 14, 1783 - Samuel Porter, assignee of James Hall...400 ac...by settlement in 1772...on Clynch and adjoining Thomas Alleys land...August 8, 1781
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Title: Source:Waddell, 1902 Annals of Augusta County
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Title: Source:Bales and Laningham, 1977 Early Settlers Of Lee County And Adjacent Counties
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Title: Source:Bickley, 1852 History of the settlement and Indian wars of Tazewell County, Virginia
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Title:Source:Clark, 1999 Colonial Soldiers of the South
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Title: Source:Dodderidge, et al. 1912Notes on the settlement and Indian wars of the western parts of Virginia
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Title: Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly
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Numerous Cowan's, no David's
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Miscellaneous Sources [31 May 2008]

Source: Washington County, Virginia Deed Book No. 1, page 33:
Intermediate Source:Smokey Mountain Historical Society Newsletter, Winter 1986, page 105 fide Larry Cowan, fide Ann Cowan Cooper Email of Fri, 30 Mar 2007 17:41:39 -0600
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David Cowan and wife, Jane, by deed dated Jan 30, 1786, recites... Between David Cowan, late of the County of Washington, of the first part and Charles Bickley of the other part, Conveys a tract of land on the waters of Clinch river.

A certificate attached reads as follows:

This is to certify that we, David Craig and John Clack, two of the Justices of Sevier County, having received a Commission from the Court of Washington County to take examination of Jane Cowan have according to said Commission this fourth day April AD 1786 went to the house of David Cowan, husband of said Jane Cowan &c."

Comment: Larry's Comment:That information should tie David Cowan, married to Jane Cowan, from Washington County, VA to Sevier County, TN.
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Intermediate Source:Email from Dan Welch, May 24, 2008 4:32:53 PM EDT Citing posts from Laura Cowan Cooper, and Margie Cowan:
Datum:Laura Cowan Cooper has previously made extensive posts detailing the connections of a David Cowan that married 2nd Mary Gray apparently in Chester County, PA. This David Cowan had a son named Hugh Cowan (10 Jul 1769 - 1 Jun 1838) that married Rachel Breckenridge (12 Apr 1776 - 15 Mar 1845). This Breckenridge family became prominent in early Kentucky.

Now Margie Cowan has a post from Andy Cowan (different line). Andy Cowan descends from Jane White McPherson of Bourbon County, KY. Jane happened to grow up on lands originally acquired by David Gass which happened to adjoin lands of our William Cowan. So Andy naturally became curious about the adjoining Cowan lands. Turns out William Cowan sold his Bourbon County lands to a Breckenridge family while he lived in Greene County, TN.

This is the first clue I've seen that suggests which Cowan family of early Chester County, PA is worthy of detailed research.

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Ephemeral Notes [31 May 2008]

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Discussion [27 May 2008]


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