Horace Cowen

19 March 1815–7 April 1887 (Age 72)
Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Horace

Horace Cowen was born on 19 March 1815, in Rutland, Vermont, United States. He married Desdamonia Sagers Cowen on 16 October 1836, in Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Beardstown Township, Cass, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 7 April 1887, in Beardstown, Cass, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Cass, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace Cowen
Louisa Streeter
Marriage: 23 March 1846
Elmira Mary Cowan
Oscar W Cowan
Horace Cowen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 March 1846Cass, Illinois, United States
  • Children


    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    Age 12
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Morgan, Illinois, United States 1837: Cass, Illinois, United States
    1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed
    Age 19
    The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Cowan .

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

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    Story Highlight

    David Barnes Crosby 1805 to 1844 “An Industrious Honest Saint”

    Compiled by Gerald Alan Roberts in 2018 In late October of 1844, as the warmth of a turbulent summer gave way to the chill of the deepening fall, a few somber Saints gathered for another all too comm …

    Sources (24)

    • Horace Cowen, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Horace Cowan, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Horace Cowen, "Illinois State Census, 1865"

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