Cowan

 

Marquerite Bertha Cowan, Daughter of Hugh Cowan and Mary Portiss Grant.

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GENERATION 1

Hugh Cowan was born about 1800 near Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland according to family belief.  He died at Lansing, Iowa on June 4, 1854.  He married at the church of Scotland at Georgetown, P.Q. Canada on May 18, 1834 to Mary Portiss Grant.  Source: "And Then There Was You" by Marjorie Eilene Wells-Cook (1979); p.25.  Their marriage record is here as provided in Marjorie's book, page 27.  Hugh is listed on the 1854 Census.  After Hugh's death, Mary and family can be found on the Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa 1856 Census, 1860 Census, 1870 Census and 1885 Census.  The William Cowan listed here by be related to Hugh.

The children of Hugh and Mary are: 

1 Marquerite Bertha Cowan (See Below)
 2 Jane Cowan (Jul 21, 1838 in Allen's Corner, Canada - Feb 23, 1914 in Sumner, NB)
    
1880 Census , 1900 Census , 1910 Census
     Married (1) George Hansenhart
        
 1. Mary Elizabeth Hansenhart (May 15, 1856 in Lansing, IA - Jun 4, 1936 in NB)
              Married James S. Coates (1849-1946)

     Married (2) John A. Haase (Aug 1, 1828 in Germany - Aug 1904 in NB)

          1. Nettie J Haase (Dec 22, 1870 in WI - Apr 3, 1915 in Buffalo, NB)
              1880 Census , 1900 Census , 1910 Census
              Married cousin John Wesley Haase (Dec, 1867 - 1942) on Sep 1, 1889
                   1. Guy E. Haase (1892 - 1893)
                   2. Ernest H. Haase (Jan 1, 1894 - Apr 10, 1966)
                       1900 Census , 1910 Census , 1930 Census , 1940 Census

                       Married Gladys
                       1. Mark Haase (Abt. 1929 in CA - ) : 1930 Census , 1940 Census
                   3. Ruth Haase (1902 - Jul 2, 1946) : 1910 Census , 1930 Census
                       Married Hugh Preston "Pete" Dixon (1891-1948)
                       1. Marjorie Dixon (Abt 1922 in NB - ) : 1930 Census
                       2. Norma Dixon (Abt. 1923 in NB - ) : 1930 Census
                   4. Gerald Wesley Haase (Oct 8, 1909 - Jul 28, 1980) : 1910 Census , 1940 Census
                       Married Edna Coreen Davis (1916-1970)
                       1. Jo Ann Haase (Abt. 1934 in CA - ) : 1940 Census
                       2. Marlene Haase (Nov 7, 1934 - Nov 16, 2014) : 1940 Census
                           Married Leonard Wesley Cole (1933-2013)
                       3. Sharon Lee Haase (Abt. 1939 in CA - ) : 1940 Census
                   5. Helen M. Haase (Sep 16, 1920 - Aug 1, 2013)
                       Married Ellis Armond Frazier (1915-1989)

          2. John Haase (1875-1936)
              1880 Census , 1900 Census , 1910 Census

          3. Annie Haase ( - ) Married Robert Putbreese
              1880 Census
, 1900 Census , 1910 Census
3 Mary V. Cowan (Nov 20, 1838 in Quebec, Canada - Feb 17, 1911 in Waukon, IA)
   
1856 Census, 1880 Census in IA , 1885 Census
    
Married John Parks Raymond (1839-1923) abt. 1861
          1. Austin W. Raymond (May 30, 1866 in IA - Oct 15, 1924 in Omaha, NB)
             
1880 Census , 1885 Census , 1900 Census , 1910 Census
             
Married Olive A. Musgrave (Jul 19, 1868 - Nov 7, 1928)
          2. Myrta Raymond (1867 in IA - )
             
1880 Census
, 1885 Census
          3. Clarence Waland Raymond (Aug 19, 1869 in IA - Aug 25, 1944)
            
1880 Census , 1885 Census, , 1910 Census
              Married Cora Arabelle Cocayne (Mar, 1875-1953)
           
  1. Dale M. Raymond (Apr 20, 1895 in IA - Jan 30, 1988 in Parsons, KS) : 1910 Census
              2. Carmen Raymond (Abt 1906 in IA - )
             
3. Vernen Raymond (Abt. 1906 in IA - )
: 1910 Census
              3. Dorothy Raymond (Abt 1906 in IA - )
: 1910 Census
          4. Maurice J. Raymond (Jan 7, 1876 in IA - Aug 28, 1914)
            
1880 Census , 1885 Census , 1900 Census
             
Married Grace A. Davis Haase (Jul 14, 1883 - Mar 17, 1982)
           
  1. Dorothy Raymond (Abt 1908 in Omaha, NB - )
              2. Ethel Raymond (Abt 1912 in Omaha, NB - )

          5. Melville Raymond (Jan 1877 in IA - Aft 1900)
              1880 Census , 1885 Census , 1900 Census

              Married Martha M
4 Elisabeth Cowan (Jul 9, 1840 in Allen's Corners, Canada - ) : 1856 Census, 1860 Census
5 Ann Cowan (Dec 2, 1841 in Allen's Corners Canada - 1925)
    
Married Peter Jacobus (Jan 8, 1838 - Apr 18, 1912)
    
1856 Census, 1880 Census , 1900 Census , 1910 Census
          1. Nellie Sophia Jacobus (Jul 17, 1861 - Dec 9, 1937)
             1880 Census , 1920 Census , 1930 Census

              Married Festus Hampton Ames (Aug 20, 1859 -  Dec 26, 1925)
                 1. Mary J. Ames (1881-1942)
                 2. Ethel J. Ames (1883-1948)
                 3. Elizabeth Ames (Apr 28, 1885 - May 8, 1966)
                 4. Worrick R. Ames (Feb 15, 1887 - Jun 9, 1956)
                 5. Erastus Hampton Ames (May 16, 1889 - Jan 28, 1949) : 1920 Census , 1930 Census
                 6. Mabel L Ames (Oct 13, 1893 -  Feb 16, 1971)
                 7. Chester H. Ames (Nov 29, 1902 - Nov 2, 1994) : 1920 Census

          2. Nettie M. Jacobus
(1867-1929) : 1880 Census
              Married John H. Hill (1860-1934)
                 
1. LeRoy R Hill (Apr 28, 1890-Apr 10, 1951)
                 2. Elden E. Hill (1891-1891)
                 3. Chester H Hill (1897-1918)
                 4. Lester J. Jill (1903-1906)

        
 3. John A. Jacobus
(1868-1949) : 1880 Census
              Married Leo Martha McClurg (Aug 3, 1870 -  Jun 27, 1935)            
 

          4. Charles Jacobus
(Jun 24, 1871 in Crawford Co., WI - Nov 4, 1944 in Vernon Co., WI) : 1880 Census
              Married Olive Naomi "Ollie" Sterling (Dec 9, 1873 - Oct 9, 1956)

          5. Julia Jacobus
(Oct 2, 1874 - May 12, 1961) : 1880 Census
              Married Joseph Host (Dec 21, 1872 - Sep 10, 1957)
              1900 Census , 1905 Census , 1920 Census , 1930 Census , 1940 Census
                 1. Lois A. Host (1894-1965) : 1900 Census , 1905 Census , 1920 Census
                 2. Emmie Host (Abt. 1897 - ) : 1900 Census , 1905 Census
                 2. Huber R. Host (Jun 4, 1904 - Jan 27, 1987)

                    1905 Census , 1920 Census , 1930 Census , 1940 Census
                 3. Leslie M. Host (Dec 7, 1906 - Mar 15, 1907)
                 4. Elsie I. Host (Jan 2, 1909 - Jul 10, 1909)
                 5. Allen L. Host (Aug 6, 1912 - Jun 17, 1974)  

                    1920 Census , 1930 Census , 1940 Census

          6. Malcolm Jacobus
(Feb 14, 1877 in Retreat, WI -  Mar 15, 1926 in Retreat, WI)
              1880 Census , 1905 Census , 1910 Census , 1920 Census

             
Married Jessie Laura Sterling (May 23, 1877 - Sep 25, 1924)       
                
1. Zeva G. Jacobus (Jul 31, 1896 - Apr 21, 1977) : 1905 Census , 1910 Census , 1920 Census
                 2. Gladys M. Jacobus (Jun 26, 1898 - Jul 14, 1965) : 1905 Census , 1910 Census , 1920 Census
                 3. Sylvia Lea Jacobus (Mar 10, 1900 - Oct 3, 1971) : 1905 Census , 1910 Census , 1920 Census
                 4. Truman H. Jacobus (Oct 2, 1905 - Aug 13, 1959) : 1910 Census , 1920 Census
                 5. Patience Jacobus (Jul 5, 1907 - Jul 5, 1907) : 1920 Census
                 6. Evelyn J. Jacobus (Jun 16, 1915 - Aug 9, 1997) : 1920 Census
                 7. 
Ellsworth Blair Jacobus (1917-1997)  : 1920 Census

        
 7. Hattie Elizabeth Jacobus (Jan 14, 1882 in Desoto, Vernon, WI - Jul 13, 1936 in La Crosse, WI)
                1900 Census , 1905 Census , 1910 Census , 1920 Census

                 Married William Homer Wardwell (Dec 8, 1881 - Dec 9, 1964)882-1964)
                 1. Myrtl Lucille Wardwell (Apr 20, 1908 in Desoto, WI - May 22, 1977) : 1910 Census , 1920 Census
                 2. Maurice Leroy Wardwell (Mar 17, 1910 in Desoto, WI - Feb 11, 1978)
                    
Married Violet A.
                     1910 Census
, 1920 Census
                 3. Halsey William Wardwell (Apr 13, 1916 in Desoto, WI - Aug 21, 1983)
: 1920 Census
                    
Married Faye
                 4. Audrey Wardwell : 1920 Census
                 5. Homer Wardwell
: 1920 Census
6 William Burton Cowan (Jul 13, 1843 in Allen's Corners, Canada - Sep 10, 1928 in Waukon, IA)
    
1856 Census 1860 Census
    
Married Caroline Moyer (1849-1907) on Jan 4, 1874
          1. Arthur G. Cowan (1877 - 1881) age 4
          2. Ethel Mary Cowan (Nov 10, 1874 in IA - Jan 12, 1967 in Allamakee Co., IA)
             
1910 Census , 1940 Census
             
Married Harry Lewis Dayton (1875-) in 1896
        
    
1. Donald C. Dayton (Feb 28, 1896 in IA - Mar 25, 1973) : 1910 Census
                 
Married Ruth Bernice Hellickson (1897-1969)
                 
1. Dorothy Dayton (1922-1973)
              2. Cecilia C. Dayton (Nov, 1897 in IL - )
: 1910 Census
              3. Loma J. Dayton (1900 in IA - ) : 1910 Census
              4. James L. Dayton (1901 - ) : 1910 Census
              5. Henry L. Dayton (Abt 1906 - )
: 1910 Census
              6. Hubert William Dayton (Feb 6, 1908 - Jul 5, 1945 in Allamakee Co., IA)

                  1910 Census
, 1940 Census  

                 
Married Lucille Margaret Howes (1913-1976)

          3. William G. Cowan (Jan 25, 1880 in IA - Sep 25, 1932)
        
 4. John Dee Cowan (Oct 12, 1885 - Jan 21, 1963)
          5. Hazel June Cowan (Jun 5, 1887 in IA - Aug, 1972 in Waukon, IA)
              Married Peter John Regan (1881-1962)
              1. Ruth Carolyn Regan (Nov 5, 1909 in Waukon, IA - Apr 1, 2005 in Waukon, IA)
                 
Married Leslie Lloyd Baurcamper (1910-1967)
                 
1. Charles Delano Baurcamper (Sep 29, 1932 in Allamakee Co, IA - May 20, 2012 in OH)
              2. William J. Regan (Abt 1911 in IA - )
              3. Marian Elizabeth Regan (Jan 11, 1915 in Waukon, IA - Aug 22, 1998 in Naples, FL)
7 James Cowan (May 20, 1846 in Canada - Bef. 1900) : 1856 Census , 1860 Census
8 Flora Colista Cowan (Jan 9, 1849 in Canada - Aug 14, 1935 in Viroqua, WI)
      Married Sylvester Cooley (1846-1905)
      1856 Census ,1860 Census, 1880 Census
          1. Ella Colista Cooley (Oct 15, 1864 in Elgin, IL - Nov 7, 1968) : 1880 Census
              Married William Henry Morgan (1863-1939) on Nov 4, 1890 in Retreat WI
              1. Alice Vianne Morgan (May 12, 1893 in Cooley Valley, WI - )
                 
Married Henry Thomas James (1891-1970) on Jun 3, 1914 in Cooley Valley, WI
                 
1. Elinor Lorraine James (Dec 9, 1916 in Ferryville, WI - Dec 17, 1980 in Eau Clare, WI)
              2. Leora Gage Morgan (Aug 26, 1891 in Retreat, WI - Dec 13, 1965 in Middleton, WI)

                 
Married Marion Davis (1896-1961) on Jun 26, 1912 in Retreat, WI
                 
1. David Davis (1914 in Retreat, WI - 1914)
              3. William Raymond Morgan (Sep 3, 1892 in Retreat, WI - Sep 13, 1971 in Dubuque, IA)
                 
Married Bertha Hinderman (1895-1947) on Nov 29, 1916 in Dickyville, WI
                 
1. William Valentine Morgan (Mar 6, 1918 in Platteville, WI - Jan 9, 1989 in Richardson, TX)
                  2. Ella Mae Morgan (Apr 5, 1925 in Tennyson, WI - Dec 1, 1982 in Dubuque, IA)
              4. Maud Morgan (Apr 30, 1896 in Retreat, WI - )
             
    Married J.K. Davis

              5. Eunice Ann Morgan (Dec 3, 1898 in Retreat, WI - Dec 16, 1987 in Alameda Co., CA)
                 
Married Frank Michael Feuker

              6. Edward Theodore Morgan (Dec 3, 1907 in Retreat, WI - Jun 16, 1977)
        
 2. Alice Cooley (1872 in WI - 1952 in Retreat, WI) : 1880 Census
          3. Maude Cooley (1877 in WI -) : 1880 Census , 1910 Census
          4. Orrin Cooley (May 28, 1867 in WI - Oct 23, 1949 in WI)
              Married Lulu Belle Roudebush (July 5, 1883 - May 28, 1972)
              1880 Census , 1905 State Census , 1910 Census
              1. Laurine Cooley (Abt. 1905 - ) : 1905 State Census , 1910 Census
              2. George Cooley (Abt. 1906 - ) : 1910 Census
              3. Olivette Cooley (Abt. 1907 - ) : 1930 Census
              4. Dorothy Cooley (Abt. 1913 - ) : 1930 Census
              5. Kenneth Cooley (Abt. 1916 - ) : 1930 Census

          5. Daisy Cooley (1874 in WI - ) : 1880 Census
          6. Irden H. Cooley (Abt. 1875 in WI - ) Married on Sep 23, 1903 in Richland Co., WI
          7. Russel G. Cooley (Abt. 1888 in WI - )
9 Jeanette (Nettie) Cowan (1851 in Canada - 1938)
     
Married Carl August Adolph Hagemier (1854-1917) in 1876.
      1856 Census, 1860 Census, 1870 Census, 1885 Census, 1905 Census , 1910 Census
GENERATION 2

Marquerite Bertha Cowan, born Feb 15, 1835 in Beauharnois, Canada, died Nov 24, 1906 in Miller, Nebraska.  She married Darius Benjamin Jones on Nov 29, 1857.  They show up on the 1870 Census age 36 and living in Elba, Knox, Illinois with 6 children.  By the time of the 1880 Census they were in Buffalo, Nebraska, with 10 children.  The National 1890 Census was destroyed by fire so there are no records for that year. In the 1900 Census they were living with son Fred, age 21.  Margaret died on October 24, 1908, age 71.

I descend from their daughter Anna Irene Jones who married Nathaniel Henry Hawk.

 

Marquerite Bertha Cowan, Daughter of Hugh Cowan and Mary Portiss Grant.

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Research towards finding the parents of Hugh

According to Marjorie Eilene Wells, author of "And Then There Was You", Hugh is presumed to have a brother named William.  Here is what her book says about William:

"William Cowan, b.a. 1793, native of Sterlingshire, Scotland d. 1876 in Ontario, Canada.  Married Janet Wallace, a native Dunbartoushire, Scotland, they emmigrated to Canada 1817 had 2 children then, a dau. Ann b. on Atlantic.  William's Father was John Cowan who emm. same time."

I have since found a match for William from Irene Hopper who shows that William is the son of John Cowan and Agnes Knox.   It gives the correct dates for him and lists the wife as Janet Wallace.  Hugh is not among the listed children of John and Agnes or of John's parents.  It is still possible that William and Hugh were related and more research in this area is necessary.

 

Migration pattern of my Cowan family
Scotland -- Canada -- Iowa  

 

Surnames that married into my Cowan family

GRANT

JONES

 

Cowan information on the internet
blueball.gif (111 bytes) Notary listings of Hugh Cowan and Mary Grant (can be ordered):
No 268 Feb 24, 1851 Exchange - Châteauguay Valley Notary Records
No 517 July 12, 1852 Promise of Sale

 

Cowan researchers and contacts
  Irene Hopper Conny Pontasch

 

My Descent From The Cowan Line

Generation Father Mother
6 Hugh Cowan (1800-1854) Mary Portiss Grant (1804-1900)
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918) Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)
5 Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944) Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)
4 Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944) Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

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