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.
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.