James Cowan

about 1749–
Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

James Cowan was born about 1749, in Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of Christina Penman. He married Mary Mc Ewen on 11 August 1774. They were the parents of at least 5 sons.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know James? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James Cowan
1749–
Mary Mc Ewen
1753–
Marriage: 11 August 1774
Charles
1777–
John
1779–
Daniel Cowan
1780–
Duncan
1780–
Edmiston
1789–

Spouse and Children

Children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (5)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
Age 53
In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot
Age 62
The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815
Age 66
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of McCowen .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

McCowen
Cowans
Cowen
Cowin
Vachon

Sources (0)

    Sources

    There are no historical documents attached to James.

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.