Sarah Ann Cowan


Brief Life History of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Cowan was born in 1844, in Montgomery, Indiana, United States, her father, Robert Cowan, was 42 and her mother, Rachel Baldwin, was 29. She married Bazil T Biddle on 9 April 1861, in Montgomery, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Wayne Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Butler Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1870.

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Bazil T Biddle
Sarah Ann Cowan
Marriage: 9 April 1861
John R Biddle
Stephen A Biddle
Marion Francis Biddle

Sources (15)

  • Sarah Cowen in household of Robert Cowen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah E Biddle, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Sarah A Corran or Conan in entry for Basil T Biddle, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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  • Marriage
    9 April 1861Montgomery, Indiana, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

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

    1851 · Constitution of 1851

    Age 7

    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 31

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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.

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