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From: Adrienne Cargo <>
Subject: Re: [GEN-UNSOLVED-MYSTERIES] Still looking for Cowen family
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 15:57:30 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <17212873.130981174082203308.JavaMail.www@wwinf3101>


It can be, but most of my family were Christans by faith. Most surnames were based in regional, occupational or family traits.
Bubbles <> wrote:
I think that Cowen et al is a Jewish name.




> Message Received: Mar 16 2007, 04:11 PM
> From: "Berry, Karin"
> To:
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: [GEN-UNSOLVED-MYSTERIES] Still looking for Cowen family
>
>
> <<<>
> Were they slaves?
> Adrienne
> Marshall, Mi.
> >>>
> "Berry, Karin" wrote:
> I am researching my paternal great-grandmother's family. Here's what I
> know so far:
>
> Wilson and Eliza Cowan/Cowen moved to Union Township, Brown County, OH,
> about 1843
>
> I seriously doubt they were slaves because they moved to OH from TN
> around 1843, more than 20 years before Emancipation. I believe they were
> freedmen -- maybe Wilson Cowen was born free (around 1810) or he was
> freed by a slave owner.
>
> Thing is I don't know where in TN to begin to look for him. At the very
> least he married his first wife Eliza in TN.
>
> I've narrowed my research down to 4 TN counties that had a lot of
> African-Americans and a small number of free black people, and a couple
> of counties that had a lot of Cowens.
>
>
> Kberry
>
>
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Bubbles from Robin Hood Country.

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