John W. McCown

1784–May 1873 (Age 89)
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life of John W.

John W. McCown was born in 1784, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States. He married Jane Hamilton on 3 May 1821, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He died in May 1873, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Timber Ridge Church, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States.

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John W. McCown
Jane Hamilton
Marriage: 3 May 1821
Margaret E McCown
William McCown
Mary Melvina McCown
Phoebe Jane McCown
Lucy A. McCown
Julia Agnes McCown
Sarah Young McCown
John James McCown

Spouse and Children

3 May 1821
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States


    Margaret E McCown


    William McCown


    Mary Melvina McCown


    Phoebe Jane McCown


    Lucy A. McCown


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 4

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

Age 24

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of McCowan , McCune , etc.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Mc Cown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Mccown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John McCown in entry for John Thompson, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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