Josaphine McCowan

20 October 1857–
Pike, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Josaphine

When Josaphine McCowan was born on 20 October 1857, in Pike, Kentucky, United States, her father, Hugh Mitchell McCown, was 37 and her mother, Susan Gillespie, was 28. She lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Pikeville, Pike, Kentucky, United States in 1880.

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Hugh Mitchell McCown
Susan Gillespie
George W McCowan
Mary J McCowan
Josaphine McCowan
Rebecca McCowan
Thomas McCowan

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 33

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ( see McEwen ). 2. Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Comhghain ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Comhghan’ ( see McElhone ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Josephine Mc Cown in household of Mitchell Mc Cown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Josephine Mccorran in household of Hughey M Mccorran, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Josaphine Mc Cowan in household of Mitchel Mc Cowan, "United States Census, 1880"

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