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|JB's Story Element||Where it probably came from|
|Major John Cowan was KBI'd||Ann Walker's husband Samuel Cowan, and Margaret Handley's husband John Pauley, were KBI'd.|
|Son James was CBI'd||William Walker was captured at the same time that Ann Walker Cowan was CBI'd|
|Mary Walker Cowan was CBI'd||Margaret Handley, and Ann Walker Cowan were CBI'd in separate events; the first name of Samuel Handley's wife was Mary.|
|Mary was taken north to the Great Lakes||Margaret Handley Pauley and Ann Walker Cowan were taken north to the Great Lakes|
|Mary and son James were separated, and went with different captors||Ann Walker Cowan and nephew William Walker were separated and went with different captors|
|Mary escaped after 7 years.||Margaret Handley Pauley was released after 7 years; Ann was probably only held captive for 3 or 4 years.|
|A troop of "100 mounted volunteers" rode north to save Mary||Probably didn't happen at all. This looks suspicously like a trace of Major John's (then Captain John) company in the "Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Gunmen" during the Creek War.|
|"Is there a man by the name of Russell, Major Russell"||This could be William Russell of Castles's Woods, a local leader, but it is more likely a reference to another William Russell---major William Russell of the Creek War, in whose unit Captain John Cowan served.|
CBI---Captured by Indians. KBI---Killed by Indians