Mary Cowherd


Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Cowherd was born in 1781, in Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginia, United States, her father, Jonathan Travis Cowherd Jr, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Kirtley, was 20. She married Thomas Cave on 29 March 1828, in Green, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Taylor, Kentucky, United States for about 20 years. She was buried in Green, Kentucky, United States.

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Thomas Cave
Mary Cowherd
Marriage: 29 March 1828
Martha Cave
Mary E Cave Bailey
Mary Cave

Sources (7)

  • Mary Cave, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Cowher, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Elizabeth Raffety in entry for Jonathan M Raffety and Sarah Mendis, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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  • Marriage
    29 March 1828Green, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 0

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1792 · Becomes the 15th State

    Age 11

    On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains


    Age 31

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Westmorland): variant of Coward , perhaps a deliberate respelling by a bearer anxious to avoid association with the unrelated modern English word coward.

    Possibly also a variant of Cowher , a surname of German origin.

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

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