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Eleanor "Ellen" Cowan was born 1774 to William Cowan (1750-1809) and Jane Walker (1755-1806) and died 23 November 1831 of unspecified causes. She married James "Smoking Jimmy" Gillespy (1772-1861) . Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.

Genealogical KeynotesEdit

VitaEdit

AncestryEdit

Eleanor "Ellen" Cowan is the daughter of William COWAN‎ and Jane Walker.

Spouse(s)Edit



Children


Offspring of Eleanor "Ellen" Cowan and James "Smoking Jimmy" Gillespy (1772-1861)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Finley Gillespy (c1795-)
William Cowan Gillespy, M.D. (1797-1860)
James Houston Gillespy (1799-1881)
Jane Walker Gillespy (1800-1882) 3 November 1800 Tennessee, United States 6 June 1882 Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States David Carson, Rev. (1799-1834)

Campbell Gillespy (1802-1886)
  1. John Finley GILLESPY
  2. William Cowan GILLESPY, MD b: 24 Mar 1797 in Blount Co., TN; d: 28 Mar 1860
    m. Narcissa ______ "Nancy" SHARP b: 21 Jul 1802 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN; d: 21 Jan 1884
  3. James Houston GILLESPY, MD b: 04 Feb 1799 in Blount Co., TN; d: 18 Oct 1881 in Miller's Cove/Walland, Blount Co., TN
    m. Elizabeth Baldridge TUCKER b. 1791: d: 19 Dec 1844
  4. Jane Walker GILLESPY 03 Nov 1800 in TN; d: 26 Jun 1882 in Canonsburg, PA
    m. David ______ CARSON, Rev. b: 25 Oct 1799 in Fayette Co., PA; d: 25 Sep 1834 in Canonsburg, PA
  5. Campbell _____ GILLESPY b: 09 Sep 1802; d: 20 Nov 1886 in TN
    m.#1 Hannah C_____ WALLACE b. 1811; d: 1853
    m.#2 Ann ______ HOLIDAY b: 04 May 1833; d: 03 Mar 1890 in Little River, Blount Co., TN

Family HistoryEdit

Alternative InterpretationEdit

RecordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • First Families of Tennessee applications for James Gillespy and Eleanor (Cowan)
  • David A. Coulter
  • John L. Coulter
  • Wayne Lexan Overholser
  • Kathy Coulter Wood
  • DAR applications on James Gillespy, Sr. through his son James "Smoking Jimmie" Gillespy (m. Eleanor Cowan)
(Copies of DAR applications are available from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1776 D Street, NW, Washington, DC. Cost is $10 for each application, which includes the four pages of each application.)

DAR # Date Applicant's Name Cowan Child's Name Rev. War Ancestor
166093 03/20/1943 Mayme R (Maxery) Bissnar Eleanor Cowan James Gillespy, Sr.
265374 10/15/1930 Sallie E. (Gillespie) Ambrister Eleanor Cowan James Gillespy, Sr.
281000 04/01/1933 Maude (Ambrister) Wyche Eleanor Cowan James Gillespy, Sr.
362422 10/11/1946 Carrie Irene (Ambrister) Clark Eleanor Cowan James Gillespy, Sr.
379812 09/17/1980 Emma Elizabeth (Ambrister) Carpenter   Eleanor Cowan James Gillespy, Sr.
423729 11/20/1953 Sabina E (Ambrister) Beckman Eleanor Cowan James Gillespy, Sr.
426464 04/17/1954 Elizabeth (Gillespy) Brinegar Eleanor Cowan James Gillespy, Sr.
435539 02/25/1955 Barbara (Gillespy) Jarrett Eleanor Cowan James Gillespy, Sr.
475597 09/20/1960 Francis (Thornton) Bryant Eleanor Cowan James Gillespy, Sr.
489340 08/10/1962 Lorinda (Farley) Thornton Eleanor Cowan James Gillespy, Sr.
608878 04/06/1976 Lorinda (Thornton) Williams Eleanor Cowan (S) James Gillespy, Sr.
667362 07/15/1982 Lorinda Christine (Thornton) Orlowski Eleanor Cowan (S) James Gillespy, Sr.
706026 12/11/1986 Lynne (Farley) Williams Eleanor Cowan (S) James Gillespy, Sr.
712988 10/25/1987 Mary (Wyche) Rescendes Eleanor Cowan James Gillespy, Sr.
717908 08/01/1988 Ann Maude (Rescendes) Guttierez Eleanor Cowan James Gillespy, Sr.
781773 09/30/1997 Kenlyn Christina (Foster) Spencer Eleanor Cowan James Gillespy, Sr.


Research NeedsEdit

Date & place of marriage between "Smoking Jimmie" and Eleanor Cowan. (The marriage is not found in the Blount Co. or Knox Co., TN marriage records.)

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DefinitionsEdit

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ContributorsEdit

Cowantex -- Descendants of Eleanor "Ellen" COWAN


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