Temperance Caroline Cowen

18 May 1837–2 February 1907 (Age 69)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Temperance Caroline

When Temperance Caroline Cowen was born on 18 May 1837, in Alabama, United States, her father, James Cowan, was 49 and her mother, Frances Fanny Garrett, was 51. She married David F. Smith on 15 August 1858, in Marshall, Alabama, United States. She lived in Warrenton, Marshall, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Election Precinct 14 Warrenton, Marshall, Alabama, United States in 1900. She died on 2 February 1907, in Marshall, Alabama, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Guntersville, Marshall, Alabama, United States.

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David F. Smith
Temperance Caroline Cowen
Marriage: 15 August 1858

Spouse and Children

15 August 1858
Marshall, Alabama, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1839: DeKalb, Alabama, United States; 1843: Marshall, Alabama, United States

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 24

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Cowan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Tempie C Smith in household of Frederick S Deck, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Tempa C Smith in household of William G Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Fempy C Smith in household of William G Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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