John Borden Cowan

1823–about 1898 (Age 75)
Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of John Borden

When John Borden Cowan was born in 1823, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Samuel Cowan, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Margaret Keith, was 45. He married Mrs. John Borden Cowan in 1848, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Johnson, Arkansas, United States in 1860. He died about 1898, in Newton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Case Cemetery, Fallsville, Newton, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Borden Cowan
1823–1898
Mrs. John Borden Cowan
1828–1857
Marriage: 1848
William Cowan
1849–
Sarah Jane Cowan
1851–1936
John Marion Cowan
1855–1936
Rubin A. Cowan
1856–1869

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1848Texas, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 12
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
    1846
    Age 23
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Manx: shortened form of McOwen and McKeown . See also McEwen .Sottish and Manx: from a shortened form of Irish Ó Comhdhain and Mac Comhdhain ‘descendant or son of Comhdan’ or Gaelic Mac Comhghain ‘son of Comhghan (‘the twin’). Pronounced to rhyme with Owen, the name sometimes appears as Coan and Cohen in Down, and has been used interchangeably with Irish Coyne in Connacht and McIlhone in Tyrone. In the Isle of Man the name is pronounced /'kauən/ (with Cow- as in English cow).Scottish and Manx: sometimes a variant of Colquhoun , pronounced Cohoon in Scotland and Cahoon in Ulster.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Cowen
    Cowans
    Cowin
    Coen
    Coan
    McOwen

    Sources (9)

    • John Cowan in entry for Sarah Jane Wheeler, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John S Cowan, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Cowan in entry for Charles Wheeler and Sarah J Cowan, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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