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Re: looking for Andrew Cousar d 1826
Posted by: Charles Carroll (ID *****9002) Date: December 21, 2006 at 11:28:19
In Reply to: looking for Andrew Cousar d 1826 by Carolyn Cowsert of 1168

Court: Williamson Co., TN. Last will and testament appears to have been written in 1824. The land was to be divided into thirds. Wife Jane to receive the middle lot. Son James to receive the north end. Son John to receive the south end. James lives in Williamson Co., TN. John lives in Missouri. Agatha Jane married in May 1826 to Samuel Farnsworth and is now dead.
Note: From Internet. Kathleen Cowsert Wilson, 30 July 2002.
Andrew was a Presbyterian. He bought land in Lancaster County, South Carolina in 1791. Andrew Cousar purchased land from the state of South Carolina in 1797. He went from North Carolina to TN in 1797. Andrew sold his land in South Carolina and bought land in Maury Co., TN. in 1799. Little information is available concerning this family before they left South Carolina. He is found in the census records of Davidson County (later Williamson County TN.). In Williamson Co., TN., Andrew settled between Franklin and the first knob south of Major Porter's place. He was a Veteran of The War of 1812, Maury Co., TN. Andrew served as farrier to Capt. Archibald McKinney's Company from Sept. 24, 1813 to May 1814. On Feb. 1820 Andrew Cowser sold to Kinchen Sparkman, a Negro woman, Nancy, 23 years old, and her child Hannah, 2 years old for $750. Andrew lived in the Waxhaw Valley. When Sherman made his infamous march to the sea, killing and burning everything in sight during the Civil War, he marched thru the Waxhaw Valley. Many records were destroyed. Andrew lived out his life on his farm in TN. His Will settled October 1826 in Williamson Co., TN. In his Will, his land was to be divided in thirds. His wife Jane received the middle lot. His son James of Williamson Co., TN. received the north end. His son John of Missouri received the south end. His wife, Jane, willed the family farm to her four children when she died in 1833.

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