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Elizabeth (WITHERSPOON) Cowan (abt. 1830)

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cowan formerly WITHERSPOON
Born about in North Carolina, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 15 May 2009
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Biography

Lizzie Witherspoon is recorded as the mother of John H. Cowan, born 12 Jan 1851, on his death certificate. John's father is Charlie Cowan.[1]

In 1870, Charles and his wife Lizzie lived at Salisbury, Rowan County, where Charles and his older children worked on farms.

Charles Cowan, 43, black, farmer
Elizabeth, 40, keeping house
John, 19, works on farm
Rhody, 16, works on farm
Lucinda, 14, works on farm
Susan, 12, works on farm
Charles, 8
William, 6
Eliza, 2
Mary, 4 months[2]

According to the 1880 census, Charlie and Lizzie Cowan lived in Mt Ulla township, Rowan County.

Charles Cowan, black, male, 56 years, farmer, born N.C., parents born N.C.
Elisabeth, black, female, 51 years, keeping house, born N.C., parents born N.C.
John, black, male, 27 years, son, farm labourer, born N.C.
Emma, black, 22 years, daughter-in-law, boarder, born N.C.
Charles, black, 19, son, farm labourer, born N.C.
William, black, 16, son, farm labourer, born N.C.
Eliza, black, female, 11, daughter, at home, born N.C.
Mary, black, female, 9, daughter, born N.C.
Lillie, black, female, 1, granddaughter, born N.C.[3]

Elizabeth had passed away by 1900 -- the census that year has Charles Cowan living with a daughter and grandchildren in Mt. Ulla.

Charles Cowan, black, male, born Nov 1824, widowed, a farmer. He owned his farm freehold.
Eliza Cowan, daughter, born Apr 1867, single
Lizzie Cornelius, granddaughter, born Mar 1883
Arthur Cowan, grandson, born Nov 1883, farm labourer[4]

Sources

  1. "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F363-G6J : 20 February 2021), Lizzie Witherspoon in entry for John H. Cowan, 07 Jan 1930; citing Mt. Ulla Township, Rowan, North Carolina, reference cn 233, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,943,012.
  2. Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data:1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.Minnesota census schedules for 1870. NARA microfilm publication T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Year: 1870; Census Place: Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina; Roll: M593_1158; Page: 565B.
  3. Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data:Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Year: 1880; Census Place: Mount Ulla, Rowan, North Carolina; Roll: 980; Page: 287B; Enumeration District: 239.
  4. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data:United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. Year: 1900; Census Place: Mount Ulla, Rowan, North Carolina; Roll: 1216; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0110; FHL microfilm: 1241216.


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