John Cownover
(1747-1832)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Caty Covert

John Cownover 1 2

  • Born: 1747, Bushwick, Kings, NY, USA 1 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Caty Covert in Brooklyn, Kings, NY
  • Died: 20 May 1832, Mount Joy Twp., Adams, PA at age 85 1
  • Buried: Brush Run: Northern Low Dutch Cemetery, Adams, PA, USA 1 3

   Other names for John were John Conover 3 and John Couenhoven.6

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1790 in , York, PA. 7 The 1790 census recorded John Cownover with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 2
Free White Persons - Females: 6
Number of Household Members: 11

2. Census in 1800 in Mount Joy Twp., Adams, PA. 8 The 1800 census recorded Jown Cownover with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and ove: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 11

3. Tombstone: 20 May 1832, Brush Run: Northern Low Dutch Cemetery, Adams, PA, USA. In memory of JOHN COWNOVER who departed this life May 20, 1832 Aged 85 y.

4. Newspaper: Gettysburg Compiler: Orphan's Court Notice for John Cownover, 23 Oct 1832, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 9 At an Orphan's Court, Held at Gettysburg, for the county of Adams, on the second day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two -- before John Reed, Esq. and his Associates, Judges &c. assigned, &c.
-- ON MOTION --
The Court Grant a Rule
on all the heirs and legal representatives of
JOHN COWNOVER
deceased, to wit: William cownover, Garrett Cownover, Mary, intermarried with Daniel Stag, Hannah, intermarried with John Coshun, Jane, intermarried with Abraham Houghtelin, who both died before the said John, leaving heirs, Maria, intermarried with Daniel Diehl, John C. Houghtelin, and Catherine Houghtelin, of whom George Brinkerhoff is Guardian, Emily, intermarried with Wm. Ferguson, John Cownover, who died before the said Intestate, leaving issue, David Cownover, a minior whose Guardian is William Cownover, Catherine, intermarried with Joshua Bercaw, Letty, intermarried with Robert McKinney, Betsy, intermarried with David Chamberlain, who died before the said Intestate, leaving issue, Mary Ann Chamberlain, and Hannah Chamberlain, or the Guardians of such of them as are minors -- to be and appear at the next Orphan's Court, to be held at Gettysburg, for the county of Adams, on the 26th day of November next, to accept or refuse to take the Real Estate of said deceased, at the valuation made thereof, agreeably to the Intestate Laws of this Commonwealth.
By the Court,
JOHN B. CLARK, Cl'k.

5. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: Samuel Davis Conover grandson of John Cownover, 31 Jul 1939, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 10 The late Samuel Davis Conover (1836-1903) was an eighth generation descendant of Wolfert Garretse Van Kouwenhoven (1588-1660), who came to America, with his wife and five sons, in the year 1630, on the ship "Eenddracht" from Amersfoort, province of Utrecht, in the Netherlands (Holland), and settled near Albany, New York, later removing to Long Island.

He also was a great-grandson of John Cownover (1747-1832) and wife, Caty Covert Cownover, who came from Long Island, New York, and located on a farm three miles east of Gettysburg in the year 1779 and whose bodies lie buried in the Low Dutch Graveyard about six miles northeast of Gettysburg. The family name began to change about the year 1727 and finally ended in "Conover," which was adopted generally about 1770.

6. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: The Kouenover (Conover) Family, 7 Jan 1961, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 11 See article The Kouenover (Conover) Family on Google News archive at:
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=yTwmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5f4FAAAAIBAJ&pg=893%2C2945086

7. Military in , , PA: Revolutionary War. 5


John married Caty Covert in Brooklyn, Kings, NY. (Caty Covert was born about 1751 in , , NY,1 died on 19 Jul 1822 in Mount Joy Twp., Adams, PA 1 12 and was buried in Brush Run: Northern Low Dutch Cemetery, Adams, PA, USA 12.)


Sources


1 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 16 May 1942, page 6. Backgrounds of Adams Co. No. 241 Kouenover (Conover) [On Newspapers.com].

2 David K. Conover, <i>Descendants of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven</i> (David K. Conover, 8068 Crystal Vista Lane, West Jordan, Utah 84088. http://www.conovergenealogy.com/).

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=115652710.

4 Ancestry.com, <i>Family Data Collection</i> (Not verified from original sources; use with caution.), Name: John Cownover. b. 1747 Long Island NY. Father: John Couwenhoven. Mother: Maria Cozine.

5 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012</i> (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Series 4. John Conover.

6 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2VV-6ZW Leenah Couenhoven, 19 Aug 1792; Christening, Conewago Dutch Reformed Church, FHL microfilm 20,338.

7 <i>1790 United States Census</i>, Year: 1790; Census Place: Mixed Township, York, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 431; Image: 232; Family History Library Film: 0568149.

8 <i>1800 United States Census</i>, Year: 1800; Census Place: Mount Joy, Adams, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 35; Page: 507; Image: 30; Family History Library Film: 363338.

9 <i>Gettysburg Compiler</i> (Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.), 23 Oct 1832, page 3. Probate notice for John Cownover.

10 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 31 Jul 1939.

11 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 7 Jan 1961, page 5. Online at https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=yTwmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5f4FAAAAIBAJ&pg=893%2C2945086.

12 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=115652755.



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