Person:John Cowan (45)

John Cowan
b.March 13, 1783, Virginia Rockingham, VA
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Name John Cowan
Gender Male
Birth? March 13, 1783, Virginia Rockingham, VA
Death? 1869 Rockingham, VA


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John Cowan is identified in family histories as marrying Mary Pickering (b 1779) September 27, 1808, Rockingham County, Va. Mary was the daughter of WILLIAM PICKERING and BARBRA WOODLEY.

At about the same time (August 10, 1819) William Cowan married Mary's sister Catherine. Jacob Cowen married another sister Susannah Pickering (December 09, 1813). John, William, and Jacob are presumably brothers. The father of John, William and Jacob is probably the Henry Cowan who appears in the 1810 census as HOH with ten members, living in the same township as John.

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Data for John in this census is:

LabelDatumInferred DOBComment
Name: John Cowan
Township: Harrisonburg
County: Rockingham
State: Virginia
Free White Males 16 to 25: 11785-1795Roughly consistent with unsourced DOB given above for John
Free White Females Under 10: 1Presumably a daughter born between marriage in 1808 and Census in 1810
Free White Females 26 to 44: 11766-1784Consistent with Catharine's unsourced 1779 DOB
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 3

From :Family Tree maker Christina Wells

CATHERINE PICKERING, b. September 09, 1801, Rockingham county, Va.; d. September 01, 1824, Pickerington, Fairfield county, Ohio; m. WILLIAM COWAN, August 10, 1819, Rockingham county, Va.; b. August 14, 1794, Rockingham county, Va.; d. Aft. 1824, Venango County, Pennsylvania.

	xii.	 	SUSANNAH PICKERING, b. March 03, 1796, Rockingham county, Va.; d. September 30, 1825, Rockingham county, Va.; m. JACOB COWEN, December 09, 1813, Rockingham county, Va.; b. Abt. 1786, Rockingham county, Va.; d. Unknown, Fairfield county, Ohio.


Rockingham Marriages See also: Data. Rockingham County Marriages

Cowan Jacob Pickering Susanna Dec. 9. 1813
Cowen Henry Layman Magdalene Jan. 9. 1812
Cowen John Pickering Mary Sept. 24, 1808