Norredden Cowan

19 December 1829–12 October 1872 (Age 42)
Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Norredden

When Norredden Cowan was born on 19 December 1829, in Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Zachariah Cowen Jr, was 28 and his mother, Mary Titus, was 27. He married Melvina Jane Murphy on 12 March 1851, in Walshville Township, Montgomery, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Jersey Township, Jersey, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 12 October 1872, in Carlyle, Clinton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Carlyle, Clinton, Illinois, United States.

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Norredden Cowan
Melvina Jane Murphy
Marriage: 12 March 1851
Henry Leo Cowen
Minnie Alice Cowen
Fredrick Anson Cowen
Ada Maria Cowen
Minnie Alice Cowen
Mary May Cowen
Norredden Cowen

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12 March 1851
Walshville Township, Montgomery, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 3

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

Age 17

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Narreddin Cowen in household of Mary Gillham, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Norndden Cowan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Norredden in entry for O. G. Sinclair and Ada M. Cowan, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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