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Cowan Family

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Cowan and Humes Bible, 1791 (Bibles).

Identifier: FB 0016
Scope and Contents Bible (Edinburgh: MDCCXCI) (1791). Name of Thomas L. Humes written (upside down) near the front. One page of family entries for James Cowan and family, includes John Humes.
Dates: 1791

Van Deventer Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0809
Scope and Contents James Thayer Van Deventer (1830-1910) was the son of Christopher Van Deventer (West Point, 1808)and Sarah Birckhead Van Deventer. He attended Yale Law School and was admitted to the bar in New York. He moved to Clinton, Iowa where he was treasurer and manager of the Iowa Land Company in 1856. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War leaving with the rank of Col. James Thayer Van Deventer married Laetitia Flournoy in 1862 in Clinton, Iowa. After the war ended, he was president of the...
Dates: 1820s-1970s