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Monday, March 08, 2010

John Calvin Jones and Sarah Elizabeth Husky and Nancy J. Coan

I had a puzzle to put together in order to follow Nancy J. Coan so I thought I would document the work I did in case someone else needs it.

John Coan (aka Cowan) was born about 1816 in Ireland to William Cowan and Elizabeth Baxter. He was in Union County, SC for the 1850 Census. He had married a Shurbutt (aka Sherbert, Shurlbutt, Shurburt) and they had 3 children. The 1850 Census was taken 3 mos after the baby's birth and John's wife is dead. She may have died in childbirth. The 3 children are living with their maternal grandfather, Zadok Shurbutt. John is a laborer living at a nearby farm.

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, Born 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)

John Coan remarried to Mary Brooks. Mary was born 1/14/1819 to Jesse Bradford Brooks and Ann Phillips.

1860 U.S. Census of Bivingsville (now known as Glendale), Northern Division of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC, Series M653, Roll 1226, HeritageQuest.com, Stamped pg 215, handwritten pg 39, Lines 20-24, Dwelling 261, Family 261, "John Cowen" (Note: On same pg as Samuel Shurbott, Lines 1-7)
John Cowen (sic, should be John Cowan or Coan), 40 yrs old, M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $0 real estate value, $50 personal estate value, Born in SC
Mary Cowen, 43 yrs old, F, W, Born in Sc
Isabella Cowen (sic, should be Cansada Coan), 18 (or 19) yrs old, F, W, Born in SC
Yaddie Cowen (sic, should be Zaddie for Zadock Cowan), 13 yrs old, M, W, Born in SC
Nancy Cowen, 11 yrs old, F, W, Born in SC

1870 U.S. Census of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC, Roll M593-1508, Pg 585, Image 565, Lines 22-24, Dwelling 316, Family 350, "Coan, John"
Coan, John, 60 yrs old, M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, Born in SC (?)
Coan, Mary, 49 yrs old, F, W, Keeping House, Born in SC
Coan, Nancy, 20 yrs old, F, W, Domestic Help, born in SC
(As of this time, I don't know where Cansada Coan was in the 1870 Census.)

1880 U.S. Census of Spartanburg Township, Spartanburg County, SC, Roll T9-1240, Family History Film 1255240, Pg 404.1000, ED 149, Pg written 45, pg stamped 404, Lines 8-11, "John Coan", Dwelling 363, Family 460
John Coan, Head, W, M, 64 yrs old, Farming, Born in Ireland, Father born in Ireland, Mother born in Ireland
Mary Coan, Wife, W, F, 61, Keeping House, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Cansada Coan, Daughter, W, F, 30, Farm Laborer, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC
Nancy Coan, Daughter, W, F, 29, Farm Laborer, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC"



John Coan died 3/15/1893 in Spartanburg, SC and is buried at Zion Hill Baptist Church, E. Main St (Hwy 29), Spartanburg, SC. Mary Brooks Coan died 1/21/1901 and is buried at Zion Hill Baptist Church.





Nancy Coan married John Calvin Jones. J.C. Jones was born 10/1851 (according to the 1900 Census) in NC to James Lewis Jones and Jemima Jane Brooks. James Lewis Jones was born 7/19/1822 in NC and died 2/1865 in SC. Jemima Jane Brooks was born 8/17/1827 in Anson County, NC and died 6/23/1917 in Cherokee County, SC to Jesse Bradford Brooks and Ann Phillips.



So how did Nancy Coan meet John Calvin Jones? Well, it seems that J.C.'s mother was Jemima Jane Brooks and Nancy Coan's stepmother was Mary Brooks. Jemima and Mary were sisters. So Nancy married her stepmother's nephew. J.C. married his Aunt Mary's stepdaughter.

1900 U.S. Census of Campobello, Spartanburg County, SC, Roll 623_T1541, Pg 30A, ED 83, Lines 98-100 and Lines 1-3, Dwelling 411, Family 411, "John C. Jones"
Jones, John C., Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Oct, 1851, 48 yrs old, Married 25 years, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farmer, Owns farm mortgaged, Can read & write
Jones, Nancy J., Wife, W, F, Born March, 1850, 50 yrs old, Married 25 years, 4 children with 4 still living, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Can read & write
Jones, Bringson (sic, should be John Bunyon Jones), Son, W, M, Born Dec, 1876, 23 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farm Laborer, Can read & write
Jones, James, Son, W, M, Born July, 1879, 20 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farm Laborer, Can read & write
Jones, Pitman, Son, W, M, Born Jan, 1883, 17 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farm Laborer, Can read & write
Coan, Candace (sic, should be Cansada Coan), Sister-in-law, W, F, Born May, 1848, 52 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Can read & write (Why are Nancy and Cansada listed as having been born in NC and their parents born in NC when they were all born in SC? This seems to be a theme in these families, saying NC when they were actually born in SC.)

1910 U.S. Census of Campobello, Spartanburg County, SC, Roll T624_1472; Page: 23B; Enumeration District: 74; Image: 417, Lines 71-73, Dwelling 319, Family 319, "Jack Jones"
Jones, Jack, Head, W(hite), M(ale), 58 yrs old, 2nd Marriage, Married 20 yrs in this marriage, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm, Owns farm free of mortgage
Jones, Nancy, F, W, 60 yrs old, 1st Marriage, Married 20 yrs in this marriage, 0 children, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Jones, Pitman, M, W, 27 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Coan, Kansas (sic, should be Cansada), F, W, 61 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC

John Calvin Jones died in 1910 in Campobello, SC and is buried at Grassy Pond Baptist Church, 254 Grassy Pond Rd, Gaffney, Cherokee County, SC. Nancy J. Coan Jones died in 1912 in Campobello, SC and is buried beside J.C. Jones. His first wife is on his left and his 2nd wife is on his right.











John Calvin and Sarah Elizabeth Husky Jones had 3 children:
1) Rev. Andrew Pittman Jones (DOB 10/19/1882 in Spartanburg County, SC - DOD 9/1968 in Spartanburg County, SC) married Johnie Mae Norville.
2) John Bunyon Jones (DOB 6/7/1877 in Spartanburg County, SC - DOD 3/18/1938 in Beech Springs, Spartanburg County, SC) married Elma.
3) James Lewis Jones (DOB 9/16/1879 in Spartanburg County, SC - DOD 1/29/1916 in Campobello, SC) married Mattie Iola Jackson.

After John Calvin and Nancy J. Coan Jones died, her sister, Cansada Isabella Jones, lived with J.C.'s son, Rev. Andrew Pittman Jones.

1920 U.S. Census of Campobello, Spartanburg, South Carolina; Roll T625_1710; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 82; Image: 441, Lines 19-22, "Jones, A. Pittman"
Jones, A. Pittman, Head, Owns home free of mortgage, M(ale), W(hite), 37 yrs old, Married, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm laborer
Jones, Johnnie Mae, Wife, F, W, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Jones, Sarah M., Daughter, F, W, 1 5/12 old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Coan, Cansada, Aunt, F, W, 70 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

1930 U.S. Census of F Street, Inman Mills village, Beech Springs, Spartanburg County, SC, Roll 2212; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 103.0, Lines 48-55, "Rev Andrew P. Jones"
Jones, Rev. Andrew P., Head, $2/month rented home, W(hite), M(ale), 47 yrs old, Married at age 32, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Pastor at Baptist Church
Jones, Johnny May (sic), Wife, W, F, 37 yrs old, Married at age 22, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Jones, Margaret, Daughter, W, F, 12 yrs old, Attends school, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Jones, John P., Son, W, M, 10 yrs old, Attends school, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Jones, Charles A., Son, W, M, 5 yrs old, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Jones, Ruth, Daughter, W, F, 8/12 mos old, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Coan, Canzada (sic), Aunt, W, F, 87 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC
Newman, Eva, Boarder, W, F, 34 yrs old, Widow, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Spooler at cotton mill

Cansada Coan died 9/7/1940 in Whitney, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC. She is buried in the Whitney Community Cemetery by the Whitney Freewill Baptist Church on Damson St, Spartanburg, SC.


Cansada was the old lady in Andrew Pittman Jones life. I'm sure she must have been like a grandmother to his children. Her grave looks to be kept in good shape so someone cared about her.

Now how does all this come together in my genealogy work? Stan's great great great Grandfather was John Cowan, his great great grandfather was Zadok Coan (Nancy and Cansada's brother), his great grandfather was Will Cohen (notice the spelling of the name keeps changing), his paternal grandmother was Mabel Louise Cohen Harris.

If you have any comments, corrections or additonal information, please email me at Mom25dogs@gmail.com.

For more on William Cowan and his family, see my blog post at:
http://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/2009/04/william-cowan-elizabeth-baxter.html

For more on John Coan and his family, see my blog post at:
http://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/2008/10/john-coan.html

For more on Zadok Coan and his family, see my blog post at:
http://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/2008/06/zadok-coan-and-susan-ann-quinn.html

For more on Will Cohen and his family, see my blog post at:
http://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/2008/06/william-will-edward-cohen-and-katherine.html

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