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Samuel Cowan was born 23 July 1779 to William Cowan (1750-1809) and Jane Walker (1755-1806) and died 30 December 1828 of unspecified causes. He married Esther Jane Gillespie Houston (1792-1844) 19 July 1810 in Blount County, Tennessee, United States. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.

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Vita

  • Born: 23 July 1779
  • Married: 19 July 1810 in Blount Co., TN
  • Died: 30 December 1828
  • Burial: Clarks Grove Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., TN

Ancestry

Samuel Cowan is the son of William COWAN‎ and Jane Walker.

Spouse(s)

Esther Jane Gillespie HOUSTON b: 22 August 1792 d: 1844

Siblings


Offspring of William Cowan and Jane Walker (1755-1806)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Eleanor Cowan (1774-1831) 1774 23 November 1831 James "Smoking Jimmy" Gillespy (1772-1861)

John Alexander Cowan (1775-1821)
Samuel Cowan (1779-1828) 23 July 1779 30 December 1828 Esther Jane Gillespie Houston (1792-1844)

Andrew Cowan (1782-1872)
Robert Cowan (1784-1869)
Polly Cowan (c1787)
Ann Cowan (c1790-bef1850)
William Cowan (c1796-)
James Walker Cowan (1798-1870)
David Cowan (1799-)



Children


Offspring of Samuel Cowan and Esther Jane Gillespie Houston (1792-1844)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Christopher Columbus Cowan (1811-1879) 2 June 1811 Blount County, Tennessee, United States 7 February 1879 Blount County, Tennessee, United States Mary Jane Sharp (1831-1903)

George Washington Cowan (1813-1875) 11 February 1813 Blount County, Tennessee, United States 17 August 1875 Blount County, Tennessee, United States Mary Luthsia Clark (1820-1875)
Margaret Ann Eagleton (1827-1904)

Martha Clarinda (or Melinda) Houston Cowan (1815-1863)
Samuel Franklin Cowan (1817-1883)
Eliza Jane Cowan (1819-1890)
Mary Ann Cowan (1821-1842)
James Houston Cowan (1823-1897)
Lucinda Gallaher Cowan (1826-1903)
  1. Christopher Columbus COWAN b: 02 Jun 1811 in Blount Co., TN d: 07 Feb 1879 in Blount Co., TN
    m. Mary Jane SHARP b: 27 Feb 1831 d: 05 Aug 1903
  2. George Washington COWAN b: 11 Feb 1813 in Blount Co., TN d: 17 Aug 1875 in Blount Co., TN
    m.#1 Mary Luthsia CLARK b: 29 Oct 1820 d: 17 Aug 1875
    m.#2 Margaret Ann EAGLETON b: 07 Sep 1827 d: 29 Aug 1904
  3. Martha Clarinda (Melinda?) Houston COWAN b: 13 Mar 1815 in Blount Co., TN d: 02 Jun 1863
  4. Samuel Franklin COWAN b: 06 Mar 1817 in Blount Co., TN d: 03 Nov 1883 in Blount Co., TN
    m. Elizabeth Jane McCULLOCH b: 26 Jan 1820 d: 10 June 1889 in Blount Co., TN
  5. Eliza Jane COWAN, dsp b: 19 Aug 1819 in Blount Co., TN d: 25 Nov 1890
  6. Mary Ann COWAN, dsp b: 23 Nov 1821 in Blount Co., TN d: 26 Sep 1842
  7. James Houston COWAN b: 28 Nov 1823 in Blount Co., TN d: 07 Aug 1897
  8. Lucinda Gallaher COWAN b: 28 Jun 1826 in Blount Co., TN d: 05 Aug 1903

Family history

  • Maxwell Genealogy: “Elder in the Presbyterian Church in Blount County, Tennessee and held the office of High Sherriff.” p. 380

Alternative interpretation

Records

  • Blount Co. marriage records, Blount Co., TN courthouse
  • Tombstone photos at Clarks Grove Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., TN

Census


References

Printed Sources:

  • Bates, Lucy Womack, TN Society NSDAR, Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in TN, 1974 (revised 1979 by Helen Crawford Marsh), p. 42 … lists children: “Andrew b 5/2/1780 m Hetty Houston; Samuel b. 7/23/1799 m. Ester Jane Houston; Eleanor b. 1774 m. James Gillespie; John Alexander; James; Robert; David. Ref: DAR #435539 [Barbara Gillespie]”
  • Clarks Grove Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., TN ... transcriptions at DAR Library.
  • Fleming, John Kerr; Cowans of County Down, Derreth Publishing Co., Raleigh, NC; p. 371-376. (DAR Library)
  • Houston, Blaine and others, Maxwell History and Genealogy; C. E. Pauley & Co., Indianapolis Engraving Co., 1916. [DAR Library]
  • Hudson, Mary Kay Parrish, TN Society DAR, Register of Qualified Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Tennessee, p. 24 … lists children: Andrew, Samuel, Eleanor Gillespie, John Alexander, James, Robert, David.

Other Sources:

  • DAR Applications, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1776 D Street, NW, Washington, DC.
    The following application was submitted to the DAR on the Revolutionary War service of William Cowan through his son, Samuel.
    (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
    224549 06/09/1926 Bessie Helen (Cowan) McCall Samuel Franklin Cowan    William Cowan


    Bessie Helen (Cowan) McCall was doubly descended from William Cowan and Jane Walker. (Her parents were second cousins.)

    • First, through Eleanor (Cowan) Gillespy (Bessie McCall's maternal line) -- Dr. James Houston Gillespy, Ann Elizabeth Gillespy, Helen Elizabeth Blackburn m.#2 Thomas Philander Cowan, DDS.
    • Second, through Samuel F[ranklin?] Cowan (Bessie McCall's paternal line) -- Rev. Samuel Franklin Cowan, Thomas Philander Cowan, DDS m. Helen Elizabeth (Blackburn) Summers. (Bessie McCall's application states that both her grandfather and greatgrandfather's names were Samuel Franklin Cowan.)


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Contributors

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