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Friday, April 03, 2009

William Cowan & Elizabeth Baxter

William Coan who married Elizabeth Baxter and they had
..a son, John Coan who married ? Shurbutt and they had
....a son, Zadoc Coan who married Susan Ann Quinn and they had
......a son, William Edward Cohen who married Kathryn Kelly and they had
........a daughter, Mabel Louise Cohen who married Clyde Harris and they had
..........a son, William Clyde Harris who married Peggy Annette Prince and they had
.............Stan

William Coan was born about 1766 in County Antrim, Ireland. He married Elizabeth Baxter (DOB about 1766 in County Antrim, Ireland). They had their children and then the whole family left Ireland bound for America around 1820.

William and Elizabeth Cowan had 8 known children:
1) William Wallace Cowan (DOB about 1812 in County Antrim, Ireland; DOD ? in ?) married Lettie Hewitt
2) John Coan (DOB About 1816 in County Antrim, Ireland; DOD 3/15/1893 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; Buried at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC) married ? Shurbutt (aka Sherbert, Shurbott, Shurbat, Shurbut, Shurlbut, Shurlburt). She died after their 3rd child (Zadok, Cansada and Nancy Coan) and he remarried to Mary Brooks in October 1858. Mary was born 1/15/1819 in NC and died 1/21/1901 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC. She is buried beside John at Zion Hill Baptist Church. They didn't have children.
3) James Coan
4) Elizabeth Coan (Possibly married Alexander Campbell)
5) Mary Coan (Possibly married a Harman - or Herman - according to 1850 Census of Union County, SC where a Jane Harman, 40 yrs old, born in Ireland is just 6 houses away from Zadock Sherbert who has John's 3 children living with him (Zadock, Cansada and Nancy)).
6) Jennett Coan (aka Janet Cowan) (DOB About 1816 in County Antrim, Ireland; DOD ? in ?) married George West
7) Jane Coan (Possibly married a Harman - or Herman - according to 1850 Census of Union County, SC where a Jane Harman, 40 yrs old, born in Ireland is just 6 houses away from Zadock Sherbert who has John's 3 children living with him (Zadock, Cansada and Nancy)).
8) Margaret Coan

Petition for Naturalization in Union County, SC
March 24th 1828. William Cowan, born in County Antrim, Ireland, is about 50 years of age, and has resided about eight years in SC; he has a wife and eight children. Elizabeth, his fie, aged about 50. Five children under 21 - William, John, Elizabeth, Mary, and Jennett; Three children above 21: James, Jane, and Margaret. 11 March 1828

Union County, SC Deed Abstracts, Vol V: Deed Books T-W, 1828-1835 [1778-1835]
By Brent H. Holcombe
SCMAR, Columbia, SC, 2007
ISBN 978-0-913363-57-X
Pg 101, V, 109-110: South Carolina, Union District. James Donaldson of district aforesaid bound in the sum of $430 to make good titles to 235 acres at the payment of the last note of $220 due 25 Dec 1828 to William Cowan, dated 10 Dec 1825. Jas. Donaldson, Wit: Jas Harman, Jas Cowan. Proved by the oath of Jas. Harman 6/6/1831 before J. Rogers. Q.U. Recorded 6 Jun 1831.

1850 Federal Census of Union County, SC Published by Broad River Basin Historical Society on 3/1993, Pg 57, Dwelling 470, Roll M432-859, Pg 32, Image 309, Head is "Zadok Sherbert" (The name may originally be Shurbutt, Shurbut, Shurlbutt, Shurlbut, Shubutt)
"Zadok Sherbert, 51, W, M, Cropper, Born in SC
"Mahala, 35, W, F, Born in SC (Probably Zadok Sherbert's daughter)
"Harriet, 11, W, F, Born in SC (Probably Mahala's children and Zadok Sherbert's grandchildren)
"Didemia, 8, W, F, Born in SC
"Gabriel, 6, W, M, Born in SC
"Sarah, 4, W, F, Born in SC
"Barbara, 1, W, F, Born in SC
"James, 20, W, M, Laborer, Born in SC (Probably Zadok Sherbert's son)
"Zadok Cowan, 4, W, M, Born in SC (John Coan's children)
"Cansadia Cowan, 2, W, F, Born in SC
"Nancy Cowan, 3/12, W, F, Born in SC"

1850 U.S. Census, other Cowans in Union County, SC.
Pg 103
"Dwelling 839, Albert Means, 32, W, M, Planter, $4,500, Born in SC
"Elizabeth, 23, W, F, Born in SC
"Sarah, 3, W, F, Born in SC
"Nancy, 1, W, F, Born in SC
"John Cowan, 33, W, M, Laborer, Born in Ireland" (Zadok, Nancy and Cansada Coan's father)

"Dwelling 405, George West, 29, W, M, Born in SC
"Janetta, 34, W, F, Born in Ireland (Daughter of William and Elizabeth Cowan)
"Leitner, 9, W, M, Born in SC
"Sarah, 7, W, F, Born in SC
"Paschal, 5, W, M, Born in SC
"William, 3, W, M, Born in SC
"George, 2, W, M, BorBoldn in SC
"Edith, 1/12, W, F, Born in SC
"William Cowan, 84, W, M, Born in Ireland (This is John Coan's father or grandfather)
"Elizabeth Harmond, 20, W, F, Born in SC" (Probably daughter of William and Elizabeth Cowan)

It seems that William Cowan is NOT the same William Cowan with Mary Otts and the Otts family is not related to our Cowans.

For more on the Coan family, see my posts:
http://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/search/label/Coan%2FCowan%2FCohen

This is still a work in progress so keep checking back to see if I find anything else. If you have any comments, corrections or additonal information, please email me at Mom25dogs@gmail.com.

A big thank you to all who post their ancestors on the Internet and who do so much good work to publish things freely for all! It gives those of us who search some great tips and leads and missing puzzle pieces. One of those, who helped me recently on this family line is David T. Bunton from Arkansas.

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