George Cowan [10 October 2011]
George Cowan, age 94 is enumerated in the 1860 U.S. census in North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania. He owns real estate and was born in Pennsylvania. His assumed wife is Rachel, age 84 b. in PA. --Beth 08:54, 10 October 2011 (EDT)
Samuel Cowan - Alabama [10 October 2011]
Two Samuel Cowan's are enumerated next door to each other in the 1860 U.S. census in Limestone County, Alabama. The oldest Samuel Cowan is 90 something, b. in Ireland. He owns property. The female in his household is Elizabeth Cowan, age 73 b. in South Carolina. The younger Samuel Cowan, age 55 was b. in South Carolina, no property listed for him. The female in his household is Susan Cowan, age 45 b. in Tennessee. --Beth 09:11, 10 October 2011 (EDT)
Augustus Cowan, MA to MI [10 October 2011]
Augustus Cowan, age 90, b. in Massachusetts is enumerated in the 1860 U.S. census in Martin, Allegan County, Michigan. He owns property. Female in household is Sarah Cowan, age 66 b. Massachusetts. William Glazier, age 13, b. in Massachusetts also member of household. --Beth 09:25, 10 October 2011 (EDT)
N Cowan in Shelby, TN [10 October 2011]
N. Cowan, in 1860 census age 89, b. Tennessee. Living next door to G. W. Cowan, age 21, merchant and S. W. Cowan, in household with G. W., age 48 merchant, b. Tennessee, owns property.--Beth 09:45, 10 October 2011 (EDT)
John Cowan Captain Commandent [29 October 2011]
John Cowan, capt. commandent [as printed on image] was a witness to the Indian Treaty with the Cherokees concluded at Hopewell on the Keowee on 28 Nov 1785. The image is on Fold3 but you must be a subscriber to access this image. Here is a free link to the treaty, .
This is possibly the same person. A Capt Cowan was wounded in the action at Eutaw. Brigidier General Pickens was also wounded. Date Sep 1781 Report from General Nathaniel Greene to Continental Congress. See image here . --Beth 11:37, 10 October 2011 (EDT)
I wasn't aware of this particular record, so thanks for the pointer!
At some point I need to spend some quality time sorting out the records for "John Cowan" in east TN, and points south. There were several of them. Their combined records have sometimes been attached to different John Cowans. I'm not sure exactly which particular John Cowan these data correspond to. It is an interesting problem, and sorting these records out might very well tell us something about the inter-relations of the various Cowans in E. TN. Q 09:14, 29 October 2011 (EDT)