Andrew Cowan died in Jefferson Co. TN 1798, leaving minor children by his first wife, Mary Walker, who was dead, and also by his 2nd wife, Jean Thompson Walker (lst marriage to James Walker).There was a court record when the older children of his first marriage went to court to be declared guardians of their brothers.Children: 1. John (m. Leah Lewis) 2.Robert (m. Jean McSpadden) 3.Samuel (m. Polly Walker Rogers) 4.Ann (m. Jas. Roddy--there are 2 Jas. Roddys) 5.Jane (m. Saml. Roan) 6.Sally (m. Wm. Hughes) 7.Martha (m. Joseph Dixon) 8.Mary (m. Hugh Dixon) 9.James (m. Betsy Doherty) 10.Andrew (m. Mary Reneau) 11.Wm. (no data) 12.David (no data) Three youngest were minors and needed guardians.Also 3 sons by 2nd marriage; their mother was their guardian; she married Joseph Ellis shortly Andrew's death.