Jordan Mashburn, son of William Mashburn and Sarah "Sally" Cowan, was born in North Carolina, June 15, 1810. Jordan came to Hickory County with his parents and siblings in 1841 from Trigg County, Kentucky. Jordan's occupation is listed as farmer.
Jordan Mashburn married Sarah Cowen November 10, 1842, in Polk County, Missouri. According to the Family Bible Record they had the following children:
Note: Child George F. Mashburn, (Ancestral File v4.19, database.) is not found in other records. (Bible record)(Irvin's Letter)
Note: November 10, 1842, in Polk County, Missouri.
Note: She married Jordan Mashburn November 11, 1842 in Polk County, Missouri, son of William Mashburn and Sarah "Sally". He was born June 15, 1810 in North Carolina, and died Bef. January 12, 1859 in Hickory County, Missouri.
Note: Jordan, was the father of Benjamin F., Andrew J., Henry C, Thomas J., and Irvin.
Attached is a page from the Bible of Jordan Mashburn and Sarah Cowen
Mashburn. Sarah was the daughter of Peter Cowen and Mary (Polly) Merrill.
Notice their marriage is recorded as Sarah KYAS. This is the first place I
have seen the surname actually spelled out.
Both Sarah and my husband grew up (didn't know each other) hearing about the name change, that the family was German and wanted to Americanize their
name. Yet, this Bible page tells me they also had reverance for the original name. This page was given to us by Jim Mashburn who lives in Springfield, MO. Also the other page was written by his grandfather, Irving, son of Jordan and Sarah Mashburn.
This name of KYAS is rare, although there are a few in the US and Germany.
The marriage of Jordan and Sarah was recorded in Polk Co (Hickory was
originally a part of Polk) as Sarah Owens on the index however the original
recording you could see that it was Cowens.
I have tried from time to time to find info on KYAS but to no avail. I
wonder if the DNA program offered on ancestry might help. I recently
suggested to my stepson that he do it and that way he could get the Cowen
info and his mother's as he has been working on her line. It should clue us into the areas they came from in Europe, etc.
Sarah had thoughts about Peter's migration to KY. She thought perhaps he
had inherited some money as he quickly bought up 800 acres of land in KY in
the early 1800's. Perhaps he was a lone survivor of a family and that he
maybe hooked up with Mary (Polly) and some Scotch Irish and when the name
change came out of that. It appears on the early Simpson, Warren, Logan
county census there are not German names that pop out.
Did he hook up with Sarah and marry her in NC? From your information and
several genealogies on ancestry on the Merrills and Hadens I would think
that a group of them came to KY near the same time or at least followed each other there.
William Mashburn and Sally Mashburn, his wife, with their children, came to what is now Hickory county, from Kentucky, in 1841. They both died in Hickory county, Mo., William in 1847, and Sally in 1873.
Charity, born in North Carolina, Feb. 13, 1807.
Turner, born in North Carolina, Jan. 1, 1809.
Jordan, born in North Carolina, June 15, 1810.
Martha, born in Kentucky, Dec. 5, 1817.
Emanuel, born in Kentucky, Jan. 1, 1820.
John Jackson, born in Kentucky, Feb. 11, 1822.
William, born in Kentucky. Sept. 22, 1829.
FAMILIES OF THE SONS.
Turner, was the father of James H., and Thomas C. Mashburn, of Humansville, Mo.
Jordan, was the father of Benjamin F., Andrew J., Henry C, Thomas J., and Irvin.
Emanuel, was the father of George W., John H., William Turner, and Columbus A.
John Jackson, raised no family.
William, the youngest son, married Jane Pitts, and they have no children, he now owns and resides on the farm that his father, William Mashburn, settled in 1841.
Bible page and letter belonged to Jim Mashburn, descendant of Jordan and Sarah Cowen Mashburn. Jim lives in Springfield , MO.
Wilson's history of Hickory County (1909),Wilson, F. Marion, b. 1848, Printed at the Herald Office by Wilson Bros. Hermitage, Missouri. archive.org
"United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDZC-4L8 : accessed 14 Aug 2012), Jordan Mashburn in household of Jordan Mashburn, Hickory county, Hickory, Missouri, United States; citing dwelling 312, family 312, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 401.
Ancestral File v4.19, database, FamilySearch familysearch.org : accessed 13 July 2012), entry for Sarah Cowen.
↑ Entered by Michael Lechner and Sharon Moffitt Cowen, Aug. 18, 2012
↑ Source: #S188 Sarah m. Jordan MASHBURN CONT She married Jordan Mashburn38,39,40 November 11, 1842 in Polk County, Missouri41, son of William Mashburn and Sarah "Sally". He was born June 15, 1810 in North Carolina, and died Bef. January 12, 1859 in Hickory County, Missouri42. Note: 37. 1850 Hickory County, Missouri Federal Census. CONT CONT 38. Br²derbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 5, Ed. 1, (Release date: August 22, 1996), "CD-ROM," Tree #1662, Date of Import: Oct 24, 1998. CONT CONT 39. 1850 Hickory County, Missouri Federal Census. CONT CONT 40. Missouri Miscellaneous, Volume III. CONT CONT 41. Polk County, Missouri Marriages Book A - 1836-1859. CONT CONT 42. Br²derbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 5, Ed. 1, (Release date: August 22, 1996), "CD-ROM," Tree #1662, Date of Import: Oct 24, 1998.