John Borden Cowan

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

The Life of John Borden

When John Borden Cowan was born about 1823, in Alabama, 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
Rebecca P. Hayes
Marriage: 5 September 1858
William Cowan
Sarah Jane Cowan
John Marion Cowan
Rubin A. Cowan
Robert L. Cowan
Rebecca Jane Cowan

Spouse and Children


    Rebecca P. Hayes


5 September 1858
Johnson, Arkansas, United States


    William Cowan


    Sarah Jane Cowan


    John Marion Cowan


    Rubin A. Cowan


    Robert L. Cowan


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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.
1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 3

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of McCowen .

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

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Sources (3)

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

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