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Margaret Susannah Foster Cowan
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Birth: Sep. 7, 1838
Calhoun Falls
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 16, 1890
Calhoun Falls
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA

Margaret Susannah Foster, daughter of John Edward Foster and the former Jane Bowman Wardlaw, was born on September 7th 1838 in the area around Calhoun Mills, South Carolina. Margaret had been named for her two aunts on both sides of the family: Margaret Louise Wardlaw and Susannah Clark [Foster] McCaslan.

The Foster and Wardlaw families were old established residence of Abbeville County; who had fought in the revolutionary war a half century earlier. So, when Margaret married Charles Wesley Cowan on July 3rd 1856; she connected the families to a family with long colonial Virginia roots.

Margaret and Charles Cowan made their home in southwest Abbeville County near Calhoun Mills, where they raised their six children:
Samuel Edward (1857-1938)
Susan Jane {Tarrant}(1859-1919)
Mary Elizabeth [Morris}(1862-1935)
Robert William (1864-1933)
Martha Clark "Mattie" {Hemminger} (1866-1902)
Margaret Susannah (1869-1871)

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Edward Foster (1819 - 1859)
  Jane Bowman Wardlaw Foster (1820 - 1876)
 
 Spouse:
  Charles Wesley Cowan (1829 - 1893)
 
 Children:
  Susan Jane Cowan Tarrant (1859 - 1918)*
  Mary Elizabeth Cowan Morris (1862 - 1935)*
  Robert William Cowan (1864 - 1933)*
  Martha Clark Cowan Hemminger (1866 - 1902)*
  Margaret Susannah Cowan (1869 - 1871)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Susannah Foster Cowan (1838 - 1890)
  Elizabeth Clark Foster Covin (1841 - 1879)*
  Robert Jordan Foster (1843 - 1860)*
  Janie Bowman Foster (1854 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
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MARGARET S.
COWAN
BORN
SEPT. 9, 1838
DIED
JUNE 16, 1890
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MOTHER

 
Note: "time and weather have worn down the inscription"
 
Burial:
Willington Cemetery
McCormick County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: GMG
Originally Created by: Margaret Prince
Record added: Feb 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66261318
Margaret Susannah <i>Foster</i> Cowan
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Margaret Susannah <i>Foster</i> Cowan
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Margaret Susannah <i>Foster</i> Cowan
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