Re: Joseph Cowman, Grandfather of Mary Cowman
Elizabeth, Sarah Cowman is the sister of my ancestor Mary Cowman.I have a copy of Henry Peden's "Quaker Records of Southern Maryland," which includes the West River Monthly Meeting birth and marriage records.P. 9 has the births of both Sarah and William Gover, and p. 45 has their marriage, with lots of witnesses, Cowmans, Hopkinses, Govers, and Snowdens.(Also a note, "William, son of Robert, deceased, of Prince Georges Co.")Names and birthdates of their 11 children are in Lawrence B. Thomas, "The Thomas Book," p. 291.I can email you details if you like.The Cowman line goes back no farther than my first posting; there's more on the Hopkins line, but not as much as one might expect, given the fame of Johns Hopkins.
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