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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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SAMUEL G. COWAN, farmer, P. O. South Fincastle, was born December 1, 1839, in Fincastle, Brown Co., Ohio. His parents were James and Julia A. Cowan, of Brown County. On December 20, 1866, he married Lucretia Hindman, by whom he had four children, three of whom are still living, viz.: Hindman, Ivern and Richard. In October, 1861, he enlisted in Company A, Seventieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry; he participated in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, Jackson, Mission Ridge, the Atlanta campaign and numerous other important fights and skirmishes. He was honorably discharged in August, 1865. In 1867, Mr. Cowan went to Johnson County, Mo., where he remained until 1876; he then returned to Brown County, Ohio, where he at present is located. He is the owner of 100 acres of land located near South Fincastle.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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