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  • Well after many years of searching I have gotten some headway. Here is some of my Cowan notes.

    My Grandfather.. well one of them.. Direct line.

    Thomas Cohen born 1832 or 1828 I have conflicting info in Ireland,  He however died August 6, 1891 in Pennsylvania . He is buried at Calvary Episcopal Cemetery, Aston Mills, Delaware County, PA

    I have a wife for Thomas, Catherine born September 12, 1841 in Ireland.. She died February 20, 1916 in Pennsylvania age 75.  I have her father as John Kelvey and her mother Mary Armstrong both born in Ireland. I am wondering if McKelvey. She is buried at Calvary Episcopal Cemetery, Aston Mills, Delaware County, PA

    The children of this union is as follows in Pennsylvania

    William Thomas born about 1857

    Sarah Elizabeth known as Lizzie who married a Johnson born 1859

    James born 1861

    Robert F born 1864

    John W born 1867

    Henry born 1870

    Margaret Jane which is my great Grandmother who married William K. Vanzant and ended up in Anniston, AL  they came from Chester PA  born 1872

    Noble born 1874

    Frederick Alfred born 1878  he ended up in Detroit Michigan where some years later he died.

    If any of you have any information please email me at and put  COWAN info in the subject.



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  • Birth: Jun. 5, 1883
    Death: Mar. 1, 1958


    John Taylor,74, of 6 Howie Rd. Oxford, died Saturday
    afternoon at 12:45 at the residence after a lengthy
    He was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of
    Calhoun County. Mr. Taylor was a member of Harmony
    Baptist Church of Choccolocco.
    Funeral services will be conducted at Pleasant Ridge
    Baptist Church at a date and time to be announced.
    The Rev. George Vines and Fred Cobb will officiate and
    burial will be in the adjacent cemetery, Usrey directing.
    Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Roy Fitzpatrick,
    Piedmont, Mrs. Johnny Reaves and Mrs. James Smith,
    Anniston; Mrs. Oscar Faulkner, DeArmanville; Mrs. B. F.
    Williams, Jacksonville, and Mrs. Clarence Burk, of Oxford
    Oxford, two sons, Cleve, of DeArmanville and Willard Taylor,
    Charleston, S.C.; one brother, Albert, of Oak Level; two
    sisters Emmaline Taylor and Lizzie Taylor, of Piedmont;
    19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
    Pallbearers will be Leroy Fitzpatrick, Ocsar Faulkner Jr,
    John R. Faulkner, Johnny R. Reaves and Gary and Merrill Taylor.

    Family links:
    Jimroe Taylor (1852 – 1928)
    Susan Garmon Taylor (1849 – 1938)

    Laura Agnes Jackson Taylor (1890 – 1953)

    Minnie Lee Taylor Faulkner (1911 – 2002)*

    Dave Taylor (1869 – 1930)*
    Albert T Taylor (1870 – 1964)*
    Annie Taylor Cotton (1877 – 1945)*
    John Taylor (1883 – 1958)
    Emmeline Taylor (1886 – 1973)*
    Jane Taylor Kemp (1887 – 1941)*
    Lizzie Taylor (1889 – 1980)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
    White Plains (Calhoun County)
    Calhoun County
    Alabama, USA

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  • Laura Agnes Jackson Taylor and John Taylor cemetery marker

    John Taylor was born June 5, 1883 in Cleburne County, AL .  He was the son of James M.(JimRoe) Taylor and Susan Garmon.

    John married Laura Agnes Jackson 23 December 1905 in Choccolocco, Calhoun Co Alabama.  John died March 1, 1958 in Oxford, Calhoun County, AL and he is buried in White Plains, AL at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

    Laura Agnes Jackson Taylor was the daughter of Millard Jackson and Fannie Williams. Laura was born 3 Feb 1890 in Dekalb Co, AL

    She died 25 May 1953 in Oxford, Calhoun Co, AL and is buried at Harmony Cemetery in White Plains, AL


    The Children of this union were Sadie Mae Taylor (Fitzpatrick)  Minnie Leee Taylor (Faulkner)  Cleve Gay Taylor, Russell Harvey Taylor, Ethel Taylor(Reaves)  Alton Paul Taylor, Pauline Taylor (Williams)  Hellen Taylor (Smith)  Ellen Taylor (Burke)  Willard O’dell Taylor.

    If any of you have any of the following information or connections to this family which is my direct line please contact me, Chris Epps Wheeler at

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