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Thomas Coward, Isaac Coward, John Coward

Thomas Coward, Isaac Coward, John Coward

Posted: 1104725195000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1124853739000
Researching descendants of Thomas Coward (b abt 1784), Isaac Coward (b. Feb 22 1791), and John Coward (b. Feb 7, 1794) who came to Knox and Anderson County TN before or during the War of 1812. All three brothers are in Anderson County by 1822. The brothers migrated from South Carolina probably Kershaw County.

Want to know the following:

What is Thomas Coward (b. 1784) wife's maiden name? Her first name is Charlotte.

Where are Thomas Coward and wife Charlotte buried?

Who is first wife of John Coward (b. Feb 7 1794)? His second wife is Sarah Yarnell. John had a son William Coward who served in War with Mexico who was born before his marriage to Sarah Yarnell. Was John (1794) married twice or was this son adopted? Also any information on illegitimate child begotten by John Coward (1794) and daughter of John Garner in 1818/1819 would be appreciated.

Also would like to have additional proof that Benjamin Coward (b. abt 1759) is father of these three brothers and do they have any other siblings? Who did Old Benjamin marry? Did Old Benjamin migrate to TN with his sons?

Who is the individual that Coward Mill Road in Karns, Knox Countyis named after?

My direct line is Thomas Coward, so this is the line I am most interested in. Any information concerning Thomas's descendants especially his daughters would be appreciated.

I believe Thomas and Charlotte had the following children:
Charlotte fate unkown
Benjamin Married Polly Galloway. Lived in Roane County later moved to Davidson County TN. Benjamin was Baptist Preacher.
Milly fate unknown. Maybe Identified on 1850 Anderson Co census Household of Paul and Drucilla Frost.
James, Served Co F 26th Infantry CSA Married Jane Galloway, Lived in Roane County. Died in GA of Gun Shot Wound from Battle of Chickamauga. Wife Jane buried Jonesville Roane County.
Isaac served Co C/L 2nd TN Cav USA Married Sarah Catherine Walls, Lived in Roane County. Buired Janesville Roane County.
Sarah fate unknown
Mary fate unknown Identified on 1850 Census.
John married Mary Harrington and Nancy Robinson Lived Anderson County. Buried Springhill. Note some researchers have associated this John as son of John Coward (b. 1794). I have proof that this is not the case.
Elizabeth Never married, lived in Anderson County. Buried Springhill

It appears that the Graveyard at Spring Hill Baptist is older then the Church. Was this Graveyard originally a Coward Family cemetery on old Coward land?

Will Kegley

Re: Thomas Coward, Isaac Coward, John Coward

Posted: 1254153475000
Classification: Query
Trying to contact you. Please write me I have a lot of history on the Coward family of Anderson Co. Contact me

Re: Thomas Coward, Isaac Coward, John Coward

Posted: 1356541004000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Coward
Hi, I am a current member of Spring Hill Baptist Church and I am currently working on the history of the church. Based on the information at the church, the cemetery is older than the church. The church was first organized on Dec. 14, 1913. I believe the earliest burials in the cemetery date back to the 1890's. The Coward family originally owned the land, but sold it to the church for $1 in 1913. Also worth noting is some of the Coward family were founding members. I hope this helps! You can check out our timeline on Facebook too:
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