Cowan, John F.
25 Apr. 1781–7 Nov. 1853. Farmer. Born near Harpers Ferry, Berkeley Co., Virginia (later in West Virginia). Son of James Cowan Sr. and Mary Russell. Moved near Lebanon, Hamilton Co., Ohio, Nov. 1800. Married first Miss Sewell, ca. 1801. Married second Sarah French, ca. 1819. Lived at Turtle Creek, Warren Co., Ohio, Aug. 1820. Moved to Indiana, Aug. 1828. Moved to Bald Bluff, Henderson Co., Illinois, 1836. Member of Nauvoo Legion, 1843.Traveled to Washington DC and Baltimore and met with U.S. president John Tyler, urging him to provide JS with a U.S. Army commission, 1844. Died in Bald Bluff.
Deed from Robert and Mary Crane McQueen, 20 February 1843
History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]
1842–June 1844; Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843
Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 2, 10 March 1843–14 July 1843
Letter from John Cowan, 23 January 1844
Letter from John Cowan, 31 May 1844
Letter, John Chambers to John Cowan, 10 March