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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Samuel Cowan

1Cole, Michael Steven, 1955-, Cowan connections : the genealogy of Samuel and Sarah (Keith) Cowan, [Fort Smith, Ark. : M.S. Cole], c1994, pgs 1-5, JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 C838.

2Cowan-L Archives, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/COWAN/1998-06/0898452074. "There was a Samuel Cowan listed on the 1812 Bledsoe County, Tennessee
Petition:

The Honourable, The General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, now in Session.

The prayers of your petitions most humbly herewith:

That, whereas the Warlike, and gloomy attitude of the present crisis very clearly indicates that a considerable number of the Militia of said State will inevitably be called out in defence of their country--And, in as much as there hath been Writs of Ejection served on a large number of the inhabitants of the County of Bledsoe, (and it is highly probable that a considerable number more will shortly share the same fate) in consequence of their Land Claims--Now should those Suits terminate in favour of the Plaintiffs, in the absence of the Defendants (they being in the Service of their Country) and their families be displaced, would consequently subject them to very serious inconveniences, and very probably, to great injuries and hardships.

Therefore it is our earnest prayer, that your honourable Gody would (if consistent with your policy) suspend the operation of the Land Law in the aforesaid State, during the continuation of the present War between the United States of America and Great Britain, or as long as you, in your wisdom may deem most Expedient.

Included in the approximately 200 hundred names were:
David Keeth
Ely Keeth
Nicodemus Keeth
James Keeth
Stephen Keeth
James Keeth
James Keith
Samuel Cowan

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In Capt. Jesse C. Raney's Company of East Tenn. Mounted Gunmen on an expedition against the hostile Creek Indians hereby ratifying and confirming whatever my said attorney lawfully do or cause to be done in or about the promises in my hand and seal.

30 August 1815
Samuel Cowan (his mark)

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AUTHORIZATION TO OBTAIN MILITARY PAY from Samuel Cowan to James Keith

Know all men by these presents that I, Samuel Cowan of the County of Bledsoe, State of Tennessee, and by these presents--constitute and appoint, James Keith, of the County aforesaid and state of Tennessee by lawful attorney in fact; irrevocable and to his own use and benefit for me and in my name to ask for, demand, receive and receipts for of the paymaster of the United States Militia my wages for a four month's tour of duty in the service of the United States as a private in Capt. Jesse C. Raney's Company of East Tenn. Mounted Gunmen on an expedition against the hostile Creek Indians hereby ratifying and confirming whatever my said attorney lawfully do or cause to be done in or about the promises in my hand and seal.

30 August 1815
Samuel Cowan (his mark)." Image.


Sarah Margaret Keith

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/161223554/sarah-margaret-cowan. "Information from Roy T. Marshall's book, Descendants of Nichodemus Keith and Margaret Borden" lists Sarah Margaret Keith on page 4, and mentions she is buried at the Keith Cemetery at Cookville, Titus County, Texas. She married Samuel Cowan around 1801 in Tennessee. Samuel was born between 1770-1780 and died between 1830-1840 in Tennessee or Mississippi. He served in the War of 1812, along with Sarah Keith's brothers, John Birden Keith and Eli Keith of Bledsoe County, Tennessee. Sarah and Samuel had the following children:
1. Riley Cowan born Sept 15, 1803, died Feb. 28, 1887, married Phoebe Acree, both buried in the Case Cemetery in Newton County, Arkansas.
2. Samuel Cowan, Jr., born about 1806
3. William Cowan born about 1810/11, living in Titus County Texas in the 1850 census with seven children listed: James, Polly, John, Delilah, West, Isaac and Elizabeth.
4.Margaret Cowan born about 1812, died 1884, married Miles Thomas and is buried in the Bethel Cemetery, Decatur, Wise County, Texas.
5. James B. Cowan born about 1816, died June 22, 1866, married Louisa Blassingame, living in Titus County, Texas in the 1850 census.
6. Eli Cowan born about 1819 and died 1890 in Arkansas. He and his wife Anna Epley were married June 4, 1838 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi.
7. John Borden Cowan born 1823, married twice first wife unknown, second wife Rebecca Hayes that he married Sept 5, 1858 in Johnson County, Arkansas.
8. Stephen Cowan born Mar 7, 1825, died Oct 11, 1907, married Elizabeth Long. Served on the Union side in the Civil War in the 2nd Regiment, Company A, Infantry -Arkansas." Image.

2Cole, Michael Steven, 1955-, Cowan connections : the genealogy of Samuel and Sarah (Keith) Cowan, [Fort Smith, Ark. : M.S. Cole], c1994, pgs 1-5, JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 C838.

3Cowan-L Archives, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/COWAN/1998-06/0898452074. "There was a Samuel Cowan listed on the 1812 Bledsoe County, Tennessee
Petition:

The Honourable, The General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, now in Session.

The prayers of your petitions most humbly herewith:

That, whereas the Warlike, and gloomy attitude of the present crisis very clearly indicates that a considerable number of the Militia of said State will inevitably be called out in defence of their country--And, in as much as there hath been Writs of Ejection served on a large number of the inhabitants of the County of Bledsoe, (and it is highly probable that a considerable number more will shortly share the same fate) in consequence of their Land Claims--Now should those Suits terminate in favour of the Plaintiffs, in the absence of the Defendants (they being in the Service of their Country) and their families be displaced, would consequently subject them to very serious inconveniences, and very probably, to great injuries and hardships.

Therefore it is our earnest prayer, that your honourable Gody would (if consistent with your policy) suspend the operation of the Land Law in the aforesaid State, during the continuation of the present War between the United States of America and Great Britain, or as long as you, in your wisdom may deem most Expedient.

Included in the approximately 200 hundred names were:
David Keeth
Ely Keeth
Nicodemus Keeth
James Keeth
Stephen Keeth
James Keeth
James Keith
Samuel Cowan

_________________

In Capt. Jesse C. Raney's Company of East Tenn. Mounted Gunmen on an expedition against the hostile Creek Indians hereby ratifying and confirming whatever my said attorney lawfully do or cause to be done in or about the promises in my hand and seal.

30 August 1815
Samuel Cowan (his mark)

_________________________

AUTHORIZATION TO OBTAIN MILITARY PAY from Samuel Cowan to James Keith

Know all men by these presents that I, Samuel Cowan of the County of Bledsoe, State of Tennessee, and by these presents--constitute and appoint, James Keith, of the County aforesaid and state of Tennessee by lawful attorney in fact; irrevocable and to his own use and benefit for me and in my name to ask for, demand, receive and receipts for of the paymaster of the United States Militia my wages for a four month's tour of duty in the service of the United States as a private in Capt. Jesse C. Raney's Company of East Tenn. Mounted Gunmen on an expedition against the hostile Creek Indians hereby ratifying and confirming whatever my said attorney lawfully do or cause to be done in or about the promises in my hand and seal.

30 August 1815
Samuel Cowan (his mark)." Image.