James...I am descended from the John & Agness COWARD you mentioned in your query, through their daughter, Permelis A. COWARD who married Jepthah Maleel HILDRETH. They moved to Milam Co., TX. by 1860.
I have not been able to make any progress on the parents or heritage of John COWARD ever. Nor have I ever met another descendant from this line.
I'd really appreciate any help anyone could give me with this line to get out of this years long rut.I know nothing other than the basic Texas history for them.
I descend like this: John COWARD md. Agness ?????? Permelia A. COWARDmd. Jepthah Maleel HILDRETH Delia L. HILDRETH md. Charles D. STORY (Milam Co., TX.) Delia LaPearl Storeymd. William L. DUKE Fannie A. DUKEmd. Herbert H. BARROWS Daisy L. BARROWSmd. Enoch P. STEPHENS Phyllis L. STEPHENS KING( me)
*NOTE..William L. DUKE also had a sister, Catherine E., that married Ewell Young HILDRETH s/o Jepthah M. HILDRETH and Permelia A. COWARD.
John COWARD is enumerated on the 1830 Pickens Co., AL. census.By 1840 he had evidently died.