Person:Andrew Cowan (37)

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Andrew Cowan
b.5 June 1812
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Name Andrew Cowan
Gender Male
Birth[1] 5 June 1812
Marriage 1835 St. Louis (independent city), Missouri, United Statesto Matilda Driskel
Death[1] 28nNov 1884 Benton, Arkansas, United States

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Source Info

  • 1840 IA census, Jefferson Co., p. 144; next door to Miles Driskell
  • 1850 IA census, Wapello Co., District 13, M432_189; Page: 474B; Image: 468.
  • 1850 IA census, Wapello Co., District 13, M432_189; 11/09/1850, p. 152
  • 1860 United States Federal Census -- Union, Putnam, Missouri; Roll: M653_641; Page: 462; Image: 460;
  • 1860 MO census, Putnam Co., Union Township, Unionville; M653_641; 08/25/1860; p. 122; (son James & Cynthia are next door.) (1860 ... says b. TN)
  • 1870 AR census, Benton Co, White River Township; Cross Hollows PO; M593_47; 09/05/1870; p. 3, l. 4-11
I (Margie Cowan) don't believe it was "coincidence" that the 1870 Benton Co., AR census shows Andrew (37) surrounded by two children of Robert Cowan and Elizabeth Colville ... I think it adds credence to Jessie Lee's account that Robert Cowan's children were Andrew's cousins.
Enumeration of households in the 1870 Benton Co., AR census are as follows:
  • Marvel Cowan (s/o Robert Cowan & Elizabeth Colville);
  • Andrew Cowan & 2nd wife, Margaret Thornsberry;
  • [Thomas] Miles Cowan (s/o Andrew Cowan & Matilda Driskell) and
  • George McGarrah (h/o Laura Cowan … Nancy Laura Catherine Cowan, d/o Robert Cowan & Elizabeth Colville)
  • 1880 AR census, Madison Co., Piney Township; ED100, T9_50; 06/11/1880; p. 21; View Image
  • Illinois Marriages to 1850 (Ancestry) -- Dodd, Jordan. Illinois Marriages to 1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.
  • Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860 -- Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
  • Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925 -- Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
  • Arkansas Gravestones
  • Pleasant Grove Cemetery (Transcription)
PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY CEMETERIES of BENTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS - Volume 1, Page 61
Copyright 1974-2005, Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society
Pleasant Grove Cemetery is located 5 ½ - 6 miles southwest of Rogers, Arkansas.
Copied by Jessie Lee Cowan & Bobbie Colville in 1973. [Jessie Lee Cowan and Bobbie Colville were cousins. Jessie Lee Cowan was a great-grandaughter of Andrew Cowan (37). Jessie Lee was born 1899 in Benton Co., AR and died 15 Nov. 1994, at the age of 95. Jessie Lee Cowan was a reknowned genealogist in Benton Co. AR. Margie Cowan corresponded with her for many years during the 1970s and 1980s. Jessie Lee's correspondence claimed that Andrew (37)'s father was William Cowan, son of William Cowan and Jane Walker.]

According to correspondence from Jessie Lee, [Andrew (37)] "went to St. Louis at the age of fifteen and began driving a stage coach at age 18 possibly thru this area. In 1835, he married Matilda Driskell of St. Louis. From there, he went to Iowa and Unionville, Missouri (near the Iowa line). He moved back and forth from Missouri to Iowa until Matilda's death in 1865. In Sept, 1865, he was living in Jefferson County, IA. After that, he moved to Benton County with four or five young children and settled near Robert Cowan of Lowell."

The "Robert Cowan of Lowell" that Jessie Lee refers to is Robert Cowan (13) (m. Elizabeth Colville), son of William Cowan (12) and Jane Walker.

Notes

Data Extracted from Ancestry Public Member Trees, 20 Sept 2013

Elvenia Tree PUBLIC MEMBER TREE1 source photos Andrew Cowan 25 Jun 1812 - United States 28 Nov 1884 - Arkansas, United States 1835 - St Louis, Missouri, United States William Cowan Matilda Driskell
Hart Family Tree PUBLIC MEMBER TREE2 attached records, 3 sources photos Andrew Cowan 25 Jun 1812 - United States 28 Nov 1884 - Benton, Arkansas, United States 4 Feb 1836 - Macoupin, Illinois William Cowan, Nancy Matilda Driskell
milburn Family Tree PUBLIC MEMBER TREE1 attached record, 2 sources photos Andrew Cowan 5 Jun 1812 - USA 28 Nov 1884 - Benton, Arkansas, USA 1835 - St Louis, Missouri, USA William Cowan Matilda Driskell
Young and Knudsen PUBLIC MEMBER TREE4 attached records, 5 sources photos Andrew Cowan 25 Jun 1812 - United States 28 Nov 1884 - Benton, Arkansas, United States 4 Feb 1836 - Macoupin, Illinois, USA William Cowan, Nancy Sublett Matilda Driskell
J.C. Pace Family Tree PUBLIC MEMBER TREE1 source Andrew Cowan 5 Jun 1812 - United States 28 Nov 1884 - Benton, Arkansas, United States 4 Feb 1836 - Macoupin, Illinois, United States William Cowan, Nancy Matilda Driskell
Hutch: Leaf It Be PUBLIC MEMBER TREE1 source Andrew Cowan 25 Jun 1812 - United States 28 Nov 1884 - Benton, Arkansas, United States 4 Feb 1836 - Macoupin, Illinois William Cowan, Nancy Matilda Driskell
Behymer/Bohannon/Christian/ Miller Family Tree PUBLIC MEMBER TREE9 attached records, 10 sources photos Andrew Cowan 25 Jun 1812 28 Nov 1884 - Benton, Arkansas 1867 Margaret Thornsberry - AR (Arkansas) William Cowan, Nancy Cowan Matilda Driskell
tofumary 1 PUBLIC MEMBER TREE7 attached records, 8 sources photos Andrew Cowan 25 Jun 1812 - United States 28 Nov 1884 - Benton, Arkansas, United States Feb.4,1836 (4 Feb 1836) - Macoupin, Illinois William Cowan, Nancy Matilda Driskell
Cowan Family Tree PUBLIC MEMBER TREE10 attached records, 13 sources photos Andrew Cowan 5 Jun 1812 - United States 28 Nov 1884 - Benton, Arkansas, United States 4 Feb 1836 - Macoupin, Illinois William Cowan, Nancy Sublett Matilda Driskell
Deans Family Tree PUBLIC MEMBER TREEUnsourced Andrew Cowan 6/5/1812 (6 May 1812) Matilda Driskell
Spence Family Tree PUBLIC MEMBER TREEUnsourced Andrew Cowan 1812 1884 Matilda Driskill
Noel Family Tree PUBLIC MEMBER TREE1 attached record, 2 sources photos Andrew Cowan 25 Jun 1812 - United States 28 Nov 1884 - Benton, Arkansas, United States 4 Feb 1836 - Macoupin, Illinois Matilda Driskell
Cozad Family Tree PUBLIC MEMBER TREE1 source Andrew Cowan 25 Jun 1812 - United States 28 Nov 1884 - Benton, Arkansas, United States 1835 - St Louis, Missouri, United States Matilda Driskell
Cowan Family Tree PUBLIC MEMBER TREE3 attached records, 4 sources photos Andrew Cowan 1812 - USA 28 Nov 1884 - Arkansas 1835 - St. Louis, MO (Missouri) Matilda Driskell
Smith Family Tree PUBLIC MEMBER TREE1 source photos Andrew Cowan 5 Jun 1812 - United States 28 Nov 1884 - Arkansas, United States 1835 - St Louis, Missouri, United States Matilda Driskell
MARTIN2 PUBLIC MEMBER TREE1 source Andrew Cowan 5 Jun 1812 28 Nov 1884 - Arkansas 1835 - St. Louis, MO (Missouri) Matilda Driskill
Martin PUBLIC MEMBER TREE1 source Andrew Cowan 05 Jun 1812 (5 Jun 1812) - USA 28 Nov 1884 - Arkansas, USA 1835 - St. Louis, MO (Missouri) Matilda Driskill
RigglemanStadler family PUBLIC MEMBER TREEUnsourced Andrew Cowan 05 Jun 1812 (5 Jun 1812) 28 Nov 1884 - Arkansas 1835 - St. Louis, MO (Missouri) Matilda Driskill
Cowan Family Tree PUBLIC MEMBER TREE1 source Andrew Cowan 25 Jun 1812 - USA 28 Nov 1884 - Benton, Arkansas, United States Matilda Driskell
Young Uphaus Bower Taylor Dunn Jones Family PUBLIC MEMBER TREE1 source Andrew Cowan 25 Jun 1812 - USA 28 Nov 1884 - Benton, Arkansas, United States Matilda Driskell
Latimer-6 PUBLIC MEMBER TREE2 attached records, 3 sources Andrew Cowan 5 Jun 1812 - United States 28 Nov 1884 - Arkansas City, Arkansas, Arkansas, United States Matilda Driskill
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 [* Arkansas Gravestones
    Gravestone gives DOB of 5 June 1812, and DOD of 28 Nov 1884. However, gravestone appears to be a modern granite replacement, not consistent with styles in the late 19th century. It is presumably a replacement stone, perhaps copied from the original stone contemporary with Andrews death, but the data may be based on unknown sources.