Cowans of Denton County, Texas

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Source

Based on narrative from: Margie Cowan, 9 Jun 2014, personal communication with Q 14:12, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

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James Cowan (1775-1841)

Narrative

In the mid to late 1800's three groups of Cowans settled in Denton County Texas. These lines came from Bradley, Meigs, and Knox Counties TN. Descendants in these lines share a similar YDNA signature, identifying them as related to the Seven Cowan Brothers Group.

  • The first COWAN in Denton Co was Matthew Leonidas Cowan (1860 Denton census) from Bradley Co., TN ., son of Person:Andrew Cowan (9) =Hetty Houston, and grandson of Person:William Cowan (12) and Jane Walker. Matthew's brother, James Independence Gillespie Cowan (appears in the 1870 Denton census), likely went with Matthew or shortly thereafter, as JIG's pension application for the Indian Wars states he went to Texas in 1860.
    • Andrew was the son of Andrew Cowan and Hetty Houston and the grandson of William Cowan and Jane Walker.
  • The second set of Cowans (1880 census) in Denton Co. were descendants of William Wallace "Squire" Cowan of Meigs Co., grandson of Person:James Cowan (82) and Elizabeth Clingan.
    • Elizabeth Jennetta Clingan (niece of James Cowan and Elizabeth Clingan) m. Andrew Finis Cowan in Bradley Co., TN.
    • Elizabeth Clingan (m. James Cowan) had a half brother, Edward Clingan, who named one of his sons James Cowan Clingan.


  • The third set of Cowans (1900 census) in Denton Co. --- Thompson Asburn Cowan "Jr" -- were descendants of Seabird Cowan of Knox Co., TN.