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Descendants of Francis de Bourdon


9678. Columbia Alice Cowan

DESCENDANT: Inquiry sent to T.Mason on 31 Aug 2005 from Scott Hensley. "I am the great grandson of Columbia Alice Cowan / Hensley."

RESEARCHER-DESCENDANT: Information sent to T.Mason on 3May 2005 by Elaine Tucker. "My GGrandmother, Columbia Cowan was born in 1889 in Arkansas and died in 1914 in Madison County Arkansas. She was the mother of 5 children, the only one that lived past 1916 was my Grandfather, Alex Hensley."

"She married Solly Hensley, unknown date of marriage. They had at least 5 children together. Nancy, Freddie, Ben, Effie and Alex, my Grandfather. My Grandfather was born in 1911 in Ada, OK, by the time he was 5, the mother and all the siblings were dead. I know that Nancy and Freddie and a Rhoda Hensley are buried in The Radford Freewill Cem. in Madison Co. I haven't figured out who Rhoda is yet, but my grandfather made the headstone for all three. They are made from fieldstones and he has carved their first names and a small hand for Nancy's and Freddie's, Rhoda's just has her name. I looked her up in the Cem. book at the Genology Society in Madison County and she is a Hensley. Perhaps Columbia had another name she went by. I do not remember the dates and I will have to go back and see if they line up with Columbia."

"I have tried to find Solly and Columbia in the 1910 Census with no luck. My Grandfather appears alone in the 1930 Census in Madison Co. There is a space of 30 years that I can't find anyone from that family."

9691. Michael Blaine Cowan

OBITUARY: Taney County Republican, Forsyth, Missouri, Thursday, 30 June 1960
"Michael Blaine Cowan was born January 6, 1884, at Boston, Ark., and departed this life on 18 June 1960 at Skaggs Memorial Hospital in Branson, MO., at the age of 76 years, 5 months, and 12 days. He was united in marriage to Josie May Ferrell, July 28, 1907, who precedes him in death. To this union was born 8 sons, 2 of them died in infancy. Our dear brother became a Christian in 1927 and faithfully served the Lord in every way possible. On December 21, 1950, he was married to Thelma L. Bailey at Sulphur Springs, Ark. He leaves to mourn his going, his wife, Thelma, two brothers, Walter and Kye of Bristow, Okla., one sister, Mary Ellen of Mounds, Okla., six sons: William, Mill Valley, Calif., Irvin, Keefer, Okla., Melvin, Sapulpa, Okla., Clarence, U.S. Army, Germany, Leonard, Oklahoma City, Okla., Andrew, Tulsa, Okla., three stepsons and one stepdaughter, Bill, San Diego, Calif., Betty, Siloam Springs, Ark., David of Boger City, N.C., and Danny of the home, fifteen grandchildren and one great grand child. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 21, 1960, at the Assembly of God Church, Forsyth, with Rev. Harry Collison officiating. Burial was in Gravette, Ark., with Forsyth Funeral Home in charge of arrangements."

Information about children sent to T.Mason on 5 Aug 2008 by Dan H. Bailey.

12709. Rev. William Ermel Cowan

Was a Baptist minister in Cassville, MO.

12710. Irvin George Cowan

Information about children sent to T.Mason on 5 Aug 2008 by Dan H. Bailey.

He was a U.S. Army Sargent in World War II. He was in the 45th Infantry Division (Oklahoma boys, tried and true) in WWII. They slogged up the boot of Italy, town by town, to wrest the country from the clutches of the Fascist and Nazis. The going was very hard, every foot contested, but they marched into Rome leaving no question about who was the victor. Irvin would not talk much about his experiences. Sometimes, when we were out fishing, he would tell me a bit. Just a little snippet. But, if you put enough snippets together, it begins to weave a story. Irvin was always my personal favorite, and I believe that he was a true citizen solider who did his duty well, whether he liked it or not. An American hero. (By the way, the 45th Infantry Brigade is now in Iraq.)

12711. Melvin McKinley Cowan

Information about children sent to T.Mason on 5 Aug 2008 by Dan H. Bailey.

Melvin married Alice, and they had two sons. I worked for Melvin in 1960 in his Sapulpa truck stop before choosing to enlist in the Air Force.

12713. Clarence Earl Cowan

Information about children sent to T.Mason on 5 Aug 2008 by Dan H. Bailey.

Clarence married, but there were no natural children. They adopted a girl, and later a boy. I believe he retired from the Army as a Master Sergeant. I did not know him very well, so I have little knowledge of his service experiences.

12714. Leonard Ray Cowan

Information about children sent to T.Mason on 5 Aug 2008 by Dan H. Bailey.

Leonard was a carpenter. He worked several years in California before returning to Oklahoma around 1960. He was married, and had two daughters to my knowledge.

Thelma Lena Bray

Information about children sent to T.Mason on 5 Aug 2008 by Dan H. Bailey.

Mom married first Ross Mulkey, a descendant of John Ross' sister. John Ross was one of the Principal Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation during the Trail of Tears. They had three children; Billy Ross Mulkey, the oldest, who lives in Yuma, AZ, with his wife of 65 years, Aleene Rhodes. They had three children; the oldest died at birth; Gregory lives in the San Diego area with his wife Candy; Richard died about three or four years ago of lung cancer. Billy Ross is 83, and will be 84 on December 26, 2008. Bill served in the Pacific Theater during WWII where he earned 7 battle stars. After the war be earned a Master Degree, and retired from the San Diego school system. He has won many accolades for his accomplishments, and he was the coach for several active major league baseball players.
Ross an Thelma had two other children who died young. "Little" Mannon died at about age 3 of pneumonia, and Mary Louise died at a few months old of dehydration.
Ross died in an oil field accident in the late 1920s. Within two years, two of her three children died. How devastating that must have been.

Joseph Cyrus Cowan

His second wife was first cousin, once removed.
He owned a lumber company.
Johnson Co., AR, Marriage Book R, p. 585
Newton Co., AR, Marriage Book G
"Following My COWAN's Tale," p. 45

RESEARCHER-DESCENDANTS: Many obituaries sent to T.Mason on 21 Oct 2005 by Linda Quinn