Thursday, December 24, 2009

Bond 232 Cowart-Roberts

232. Edward Cowart I & 233. Dorcas Jane Roberts [NC]

~1721, Edward born in Craven Co., NC; s/o 464. John Cowart & 465. Elizabeth Wimberley Griffin.
~1725, Dorcas born in ChowanCo., NC; d/o 466. James Roberts & 467. Cordella Edwards.
~1742, Edward married Dorcas.
They moved to Bertie Co., NC.
They moved to Bertie Co., NC.
~1746, they moved to Johnson Co., NC. [1758 became part of Dobbs Co.]
4/1754–4/1755, James Roberts [father-in-law] to Edward Coward grant. (S) Dobbs Co., B3, P50.
12/23/1763, Edward was given authority for a patent of 200 acres of land in Dobbs County a little “below the Great Meadow on pol Cat Branch”. Edward Coward Jr was a chain bearer. [Now in Greene Co.] (S) NC PB17, P25.
9/26/1766, Edward issued patent for 200 acres of land on the north side of Contentnea Creek below the place of James Coward in Craven County. This land was probably on the Dobbs County line. James Coward and Nathaniel Coward were chainbearers.
(S) 1769 NC Census, Dobbs Co. Edward w/son Needham [could be Edward II], Elisha, Ezekiel, James and sons Edward and James Jr., John with Elizabeth & John Clemmons cou., Nathaniel, William.
4/1769–4/1771, Edward made a grant to Richard Warren. (S) Dobbs Co., B8, P322.
4/1771–4/1773, Richard Warner made a grant to Edward. (S) Dobbs Co., B9, P190.
7/21/1774, Edward Coward was issued patent for 150 acres ofland in Dobbs Co., NC, on the north side of GreatContentney Creek between James and Edward Coward’s line. Chainbearers were Needham and James Coward. (S) B22, P345.
4/2/1776, Edward & Dorcas to Edward Jr: “To All People to whom these presents shall come Greeting. It is Sworn yee that I Edward Coward, Senr. of Dobbs … for the natural good will and Effection which I have & do bear Towards my Loving son Edward Coward, Jun'r. … Tract or parcell of land … containing by Estimation Two Hundred Acres … Furthermore I the sd. Dorcas Coward the wife of the said Edward Coward, Sen'r. make over and relinquish unto my Loving Son Edward Coward, Jun’r all my Right of Dower & Power … (S) Dobbs Co. Superior Crt. of Pleas.
Deed recorded after the war: Edward and wife to Zachariah (S) Dobbs Co., B11, P47.
Deed recorded after the war: Edward and wife to Needham (S) Dobbs Co., B11, P48.
(S) 1780 NC Census, Dobbs Co. Edward valued at $507.
(S) 1782, NC, Dobbs Co., tax list. Edward.
1785, Edward died in Dobbs Co., NC.
~1790 Dorcas died in Dobbs Co., NC.

Children of Edward and Dorcas:

i. Edward Cowart II, born 1743 in Bertie Co., NC.
4/2/1764, Edward a chainbearer for his father.
~1768 Edward married Elizabeth (May) ?.
(S) 1769 NC Census, Dobbs Co.
4/2/1776, Edward & Dorcas to Edward Jr: … Tract or parcell of land … containing by Estimation Two Hundred Acres …
4/1784–4/1789: Edward & Zachariah make grants to Willis McKoy (S) Dobbs Co., B13, P167.
(S) 1790 Census, NC, Dobbs Co. Edward: 2 m>16, 2m<16, 4 f’s.
11/1/1792, Edward patent with reference to James Coward and William McCoy’s line. (S) B13, P414.
710/1797, W Hollaway did a survey for Edward. (S) State of NC, Warrant No. 34.
12/4/1800, John Pope granted 30 acres to Edward.
~1820, Edward died in NC.
Children:
Arthur Coward, born 1782. (S) Coward/Dixon Bible.
9/8/1841 he deeded his son Edward personal property.

ii. James Roberts Cowart, born 1744 in Johnson Co., NC.
[James named after his maternal grandfather.]
James married ? McCoy.
(S) 1769 NC Census, Dobbs Co. Edward w/son Needham, Elisha, Ezekiel, James and sons Edward and James Jr., John with Elizabeth & John Clemmons cou., Nathaniel, William.
Deed recorded after the war: William Dry to James (S) Dobbs Co., B9, P464.
Deed recorded after the war: James to Frederick (S) Dobbs Co., B9, P471.
(S) 1790 Census, NC, Dobbs Co.
1830, James died in GA.
Children:
Edward Coward, born ?
James Coward Jr., born ?.

iii. Needham M Cowart, born 1746 in Johnson Co., NC.
(S) 1769 NC Census, Dobbs Co. Edward w/son Needham, Elisha, Ezekiel, James and sons Edward and James Jr., John with Elizabeth & John Clemmons cou., Nathaniel, William.
~1775 in NC, Needham married Ester Phoebe Blount.
4/2/1776, Edward & Dorcas to Edward Jr: Witness Needham Coward.
Rev. War: Needham rendered material aid in NC and was issued a Certificate for the sum of 1 pound, 2 shillings: (S) NC State Archives: “Revolutionary Army Accounts”, V-IX, P10, F4.
4/1779–4/1784: Zachariah grant to Needham (S) Dobbs Co., B12, P483.
1/2/1780, Needham Coward was issued patent for 50 acres in Dobbs Co., NC, on the north side of GreatConentney Creek, joining Williams Miller’s, Edward Coward’s, and James Coward. Chainbearers were Edward Coward and James Coward. (S) B45, P11.
(S) 1780 Census, NC, Dobbs Co.
(S) 1782 NC, Dobbs Co. tax list.
4/1784–4/1789: William Butler grants to Needham (S) Dobbs Co., B13, P350.
(S) 1790 Census, NC, Dobbs Co.
~1792 in NC, Needham married Mary Lee ?, born ~1768.
(S) 1793 NC Census, Glasgow Co.
12/10/1801, Needham, plat for 715 acres on Old Three Runs, Barnwell Dist. (S) SCDA&H, S-213192, V-38, P529, I-2.
4/15/1818 Needham died in Barnwell Co., SC.
Children of Ester: (S) Barnwell Co., SC, DB-K, PP190-193.
Isaac Hardy Coward, born 9/10/1776.
Married Elizabeth Bates, born 7 Feb 1787, died 17 Feb 1859.
8/16/1844 he died.
Catherine Coward, born 1780.
Married William Parker, born Bet 1770 - 1780
Anna Coward, born 1782.
Married John Adams, born Abt. 1778, died 1838.
Aft. 1843 she died.
Malachi Coward, born 1784.
Elizabeth Coward, born 1786
Married ? Parker, born Bet 1776–1786.
John Coward, born 1787.
Nancy Coward, born 11/25/1788.
Married Samuel Lee, born 1786, died aft 1850.
7/1860 she died.
Zachariah Coward, born 1789.
Married Jane Fortune, born abt 1797.
1/7/1878 he died.
Needham M. Coward, born 1790.
Married Nancy Hadley Stone, born 1798.
1869 he died.
Children of Mary: (S) Barnwell Co., Sc, Db-K, PP190-193.
Mary Coward, born 11/7/1793.
Married Caleb Killingsworth, born Bet. 1776-1779.
Cullen C Coward, born 1794.
Married Sidney Phillips, born Bet. 1801-1810.
Shebana Coward, born 1796.
Married ? Grubbs, born Bet 1786–1796.
Samuel Coward, born 1798.
Married Elizabeth Goodwin, born 1804.
Newit Coward, born 1803
Married Hannah Burns, born 1808.
Susanna Coward, born 1/30/1805.
Married Joseph Beck Jr., born 5/29/1801, died 5/19/1860.
6/4/1845 she died.
Gideon Coward, born 1806.
Married Mary ?, born 1808.

iv. Ezekiel Cowart Sr ( 116), born 1748.

v. Benjamin Cowart, born ~1750 in Johnson Co., NC.

vi. Nathaniel Cowart, born ~1752 in Johnson Co., NC.
10/7/1759 Nathaniel married Sarah L. Clifton.
~1824, Nathaniel died in Bullock Co., GA.

viii. Zachariah Cowart, born 11/10/1754 in Dobbs Co., NC.
~1758, Zachariah married Elizabeth Delane.
4/2/1776, Edward & Dorcas to Edward Jr: Witness Zachariah Coward.
Deed recorded after the war: Edward and wife to Zachariah (S) Dobbs Co., B11, P47.
4/1779–4/1784: Zachariah grant to Needham (S) Dobbs Co., B12, P483.
4/1784–4/1789: Edward & Zachariah make grants to Willis McKoy (S) Dobbs Co., B13, P168.
(S) 1790 Census, Georgetown, Prince Georges Co., SC. See No.116.
(S) 1830 Census, GA, Early Co. Zachariah “Cowart” 70-80, wife 60-70.
7/17/1839 Zachariah died in Early Co., GA.
Children: [probably David & Malachai in Early Co. in 1830.]

ix. Ephraim Cowart, born 1755 in Dobbs Co., NC.
~1775 in NC, Ephraim married Catherine Calhoun.

x. Lewis Cowart, born ~1756 in Dobbs Co., NC.
(S) 1790 Census, Georgetown, Prince Georges Co., SC. See No.116.
~1830 Lewis died in Monroe Co., GA.

xi. Cullen Cowart, born 1758 in Dobbs Co., NC.

xii. Courtney Coward, born ~1760 in Dobbs Co., NC.
Courtney married Alexander Harper.

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