Person:Henry Cowan (5)

Henry Cowan
b.1733 Scotland
m. ABT 1780
  1. John Cowan1783 - 1869
  2. Martha Bethiah CowanABT 1785 -
  3. Jacob Cowan1786 - 1871
  4. Elizabeth Mary Cowan1790 - 1888
  5. William Cowan1794 - 1875
Facts and Events
Name Henry Cowan
Gender Male
Birth? 1733 Scotland
Marriage ABT 1780 Rockingham County, Virginiato Temperance Armistead
Death? 1829 Rockingham, Virginia



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Cowan HOH VA 1830
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This article is for Henry Cowan of Rockingham County, VA.

From Source:Lamb, 1949?

Henry Cowan was born about 1733 in Scotland. When he was thirteen or fourteen, the family, parents and seven children, immigrated to America. Both parents died on the voyage. The children landed in Maryland where Henry remained. While living in Maryland, in 1777, he enlisted in the Revolutionary Army. He married the widow Temperance Armistead (or Armstrong) Robinson, ca. 1781. They had nine children. He received a patent for land in Rockingham Co., Virginia, [1]in 1788, where he died, ca. 1829. Descendants lived in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and elsewhere. [2]

Personal Data

Personal Data
DOB:1733fide: Source:Lamb, 1949?
POB:Scotlandfide: Source:Lamb, 1949?
DOD:c1829fide: Source:Lamb, 1949?; a Henry Cowan is shown in the 1830 census for Rockingham County, age 40-50, married with three children; This is presumably a son of Henry Cowan (5). Two other Cowan HOH's are found in the Rockingham County Census, and are presumably relations.
POD:Rockingham, VA
Spouse:Temperance ArmisteadAncestry Tree. Last name may be Armstrong, and she may have been previously married to a Robinson, per Source:Lamb, 1949?
Name DOB POB DOD POD Spouse DOM POM Dispersion and Notes
John Cowan 13 Mar 1784 Rockingham County, Virginia 1869 Rockingham, County, Virginia Mary Pickering 27 September 1808
Marthia Bethiah Cowan abt. 1785 Rockingham County, Virginia after 1850 Champaign, OH 1) Peter Martz b: 22 Jul 1771 in Frederick, MD 2) William Pickering b: 27 Dec 1791 in , Rockingham, VA to Champaign Co, Ohio
Jacob Cowan 1786 Rockingham County, Virginia 1871 Delphus, Ohio
Elizabeth Mary Cowan 19 May 1790 Rockingham County, Virginia 1888 Fairfield County, Ohio 1) Thomas Looker b: 1778 in , Rockingham, VA; 2) David Looker b: Abt 1797 in , Rockingham, VA To Fairfield OH
William Cowan 14 August 1794 Rockingham County, Virginia 11 March 1875 Venango County, Pennsylvania Catherine Pickering 10 August 1819
  1. Rockingham County formed from Augusta County in March of 1778.
  2. Much of this remains unsubstantiated. For someone born in 1733, his DOM of ca1781 seems unusually late.