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Joseph John David Cowan
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Birth: Sep. 21, 1871
Tamassee
Oconee County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1959
Tamassee
Oconee County
South Carolina, USA

Joseph John David Cowan was ordained a deacon in 1894, before being ordained a ruling elder in 1913. Within nine months Joe Cowan lost his wife, Emma Satterfield, a newborn daughter and a 1˝ year old daughter named Laura Beulah, … the wife and infant four days before Christmas in 1907. As observed by a relative, Anna Caldwell, “Many people would have lost their faith after something like this or at least had doubts. It is a testament to his faith that he obviously did not, since he had the longest period of active membership in 1952.” Joe's years of active service on the Session were only one year less than his years as a member of Bethel Church. Altogether, as deacon and ruling elder, Joe served sixty-two years, attending over 140 meetings. The last meeting he attended was on July 1, 1956, at the age of eighty-five.

Bio contributed by: Frank Strickland (#48077578)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Fair Kirksey Cowan (1836 - 1912)
  Dorcas Drucilla Duncan Cowan (1843 - 1924)
 
 Spouses:
  Cynthia Priscilla Sloan Cowan (1872 - 1940)*
  Sarah Emma Satterfield Cowan (1872 - 1907)*
 
 Children:
  Ina Elvira Cowan Wilson (1901 - 1994)*
  Ovalyne Sharp Cowan Arve (1903 - 1973)*
  Laura Bulah Cowan (1905 - 1907)*
  Minnie Cowan (1907 - 1907)*
  George Marshall Cowan (1912 - 1963)*
  Joe Bailey Cowan (1914 - 1992)*
  Jessie Duncan Cowan (1916 - 1988)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Lou Cowan Satterfield (1866 - 1951)*
  Ometa Tula Caroline Cowan Grogan (1867 - 1946)*
  Nancy Pleny Elizabeth Cowan Sloan (1869 - 1943)*
  Joseph John David Cowan (1871 - 1959)
  Robert Mason Cowan (1874 - 1947)*
  Christopher Kirksey Cowan (1876 - 1877)*
  Munson Reed Cowan (1879 - 1880)*
  William Samuel Cowan (1884 - 1977)*
  Amelia Jane Cowan (1888 - 1889)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Walhalla
Oconee County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Kelly Jane O
Originally Created by: Herb Parham III
Record added: Jan 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12939110
Joseph John David Cowan
Added by: Frank Strickland
 
Joseph John David Cowan
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Joseph John David Cowan
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- Priscilla Gaskins
 Added: Sep. 11, 2007
 
 
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