There is a reference to a Cowan or McBroom (possibly Margaret McBroom) who married James Thompson about 1764 probably in Rowan Co NC where the first child John Thompson (my ancestor) was born May 18, 1765.The family moved about 1777 to Carter's Valley in the western district of NC (later Hawkins Co, TN). James died 1795 in Lee Co, VA and his wife was listed as Margaret.
Later I ran across a transcription of bible entries which were evidently copied from James Thompson's bible into another son's bible before he left TN for AL.In it were: Thomas McBroom died 3d April 1783 Margaret McBroom died Aprile 2d 1787 James Thompson born Aprile 12 1734 died March 29th 1795 The McBroom entries are suspected to be James's wife Margaret's parents.
Thomas, John, Thomas Jr and a William McBroom are mentioned in the Hawkins Co TN Grant Books. They settled on Big Creek in Carter's Valley north of the Holston River, I think.
I am looking for any information on Margaret McBroom, her parents, ancestors, etc.