James was born about 1852, the son of Thomas Cowan and Lilias Turnbull. The place is not known.
His wife was Jane Easton, who he married on 4 DEC 1869 in Manse, Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Their only known child was Matthew (c1877-?).
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|Christening||24 OCT 1852||
!Source: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ Old Parish Registers Banns and marriages
Surname Forename Spouse Name Date Parish Number Ref Parish
COWAN JAMES THOMAS COWAN/LILIAS TURNBULL FR563 M 24/10/1852 485/20 295 Larbert
!Source: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ Statutory registers Marriages 485/ 23
1869 On the Fourth day of December at the Manse of Larbert
After Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland
Signed: James Cowan, Coal Minor , age: 18, resides Kinnaird, Parish of Larbert
Father: Thomas Cowan, Coal Minor
Mother: Lilias Cowan, MS Turnbull
Signed: Jane Easton, , age: 18, resides Kinnaird, Parish of Larbert
Father: George Easton, Coal Minor
Mother: Janet Easton MS Cowan
Signed: John McLaven, Minister of Larbert and Dunipace
Signed: Alexander Easton, Witness
Janet Cowan, Witness
Registered: 1869 December 11th, at Stenhousemuir, James Mitchell, Registrar.
!Source: Wife's death record.