Deceased
COWAN, Martha J.*
(1817-1899)

 

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Spouses/Children:
SMITH, Daniel L.*

COWAN, Martha J.*

  • Born: 6 Jun 1817, North Carolina, United States 652
  • Marriage: SMITH, Daniel L.* about 1837
  • Died: 14 Dec 1899
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bullet  Birth Notes:

Birthdate 6 Jun 1817, deathdate 14 Dec 1899 per Lenward Hair.

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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth, Cir 1815, North Carolina, United States. 661

2. Alt. Birth, Cir 1816, North Carolina, United States. 648

3. Alt. Birth, Cir 1820, North Carolina, United States. 649

4. Story. Some researchers show Martha as the daughter of William J Cowan and Charlotte. However, the 1820 and 1830 census records for Wm J Cowan in Bladen Co, NC, do not show a female of the appropriate age to be Martha.

5. Census, 1840, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Daniel L Smith's household includes one F 30-40 [Martha]. (Bladen Co, p209)

6. Appearance in Document, Oct 1843, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Daniel L Smith and Martha Smith are among the members of Beaverdam Baptist Church that are dismissed to found Briar Branch Baptist Church, both churches in Bladen County. The list of members that are dismissed includes Daniel L. Smith, Daniel Smith, Daniel Register, George W. Downing, William D. Smith, Sarah A. Smith, Mary A. Downing, Elizabeth Smith, Anna M. Tatum, Elsa McLemore, May J. Tatum, Mary Register, John Smith Sr., Evin Downing, John H. Tatum, William J. Cowan, John D. Smith, Mary Smith, Susan Smith, Martha Smith, Elizabeth A. Downing, Susan Smith Sr., James Smith, Theophlus Tatum, Wright McLemore, John Downing, James S. Beard, Milton J. Smith, Thomas B. Cowan, Mary Downing, Pen[n]y Hayes, Claressa Beard, Susan Smith, Zillpha Smith. (posted at Bladen Co Rootweb site)



7. Census, 24 Sep 1850, Eastern Division, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 661
1) Daniel L. Smith, age 39, farmer, $600 real estate, born NC, cannot read or write
2) Martha J. Smith, age 35, born NC
3) Malcom Smith, age 12, born NC, attends school
4) Ann M. Smith, age 10, born NC, attends school
5) Emeline Smith, age 8, born NC, attends school
6) Bunyan Smith, age 6, born NC
7) Mary J. Smith, age 4, born NC
8) William H. Smith, age 2, born NC
9) Daniel J. Smith, age 1, born NC.



8. Census, 11 Jul 1860, Cumberland East, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 648
1) Daniel Smith, age 50, farmer, $2000 real estate, $2500 personal estate, born NC
2) Martha J. Smith, age 44, born NC
3) Malcom M. Smith, age 23, farmer, $200 personal estate, born NC
4) Anna M. Smith, age 21, born NC
5) Bunyan M. Smith, age 16, farm hand, born NC
6) Mary J. Smith, age 15, born NC
7) Wm H. Smith, age 13, born NC
8) Danl J. Smith, age 12, born NC
9) Sophia Smith, age 10, born NC
10) Sarah A. Smith, age 8, born NC
11) Martha C. Smith, age 6, born NC
12) Ellen Smith, age 1, born NC.



9. Census, 8 Aug 1870, Cedar Creek Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 649
1) Smith, Danl J., age 60, farmer, $1500 real estate, $500 personal estate, born NC, on South Side of Plank Stage Road
2) Smith, Martha, age 50, keeping house, born NC
3) Smith, Haywood, age 24, farm hand, born NC
4) Smith, Daniel, age 21, farm hand, born NC
5) Smith, Sophia, age 18, at home, born NC
6) Smith, Sarah, age 16, at home, born NC
7) Smith, Martha, age 13, at home, born NC, cannot write
8) Smith, Ella, age 10, at home, born NC, cannot read or write.



10. Census, 16 Jun 1880, Cedar Creek Twp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 652
1) Smith, Daniel L., age 69, married, farmer, born NC, parents born NC
2) Smith, Martha J., age 62, wife, married, keeping house, born NC, parents born NC
3) Smith, Martha C., age 23, daughter, single, keeping house, born NC, parents born NC
4) Smith, Clement J., age 23, nephew, single, laborer, born NC, parents born NC.

11. Story. Gladys Lindley says her mother said the Cowans were the "most enlightened" members of the family.

12. Religion: Baptist.


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Martha married Daniel L.* SMITH, son of John G.* SMITH and Susan* McLEMORE, about 1837. (Daniel L.* SMITH was born on 22 Jun 1810 in Bladen County, North Carolina, United States,648,649,652,661 died on 30 Jan 1881 in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States and was buried in Alligator Swamp, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States.)




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