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Label
1781-1829
Inclusive dates
1781-1829
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1781-1829, of Francis Cowherd of Orange County, Virginia, consisting of a deed, 19 August 1784, for 281 acres in Orange County, Virginia, from James Madison (1723-1801) and Nelly Madison (1731-1829) to Francis Cowherd, recorded in Orange County Deed Book 18, 1781-1786, pp. 323-324; a certificate, 27 February 1781, of exchange as a prisoner of war for a Lieutenant Hamilton of the 71st Regiment, British Army; and a receipt, 23 November 1829, for one thousand dollars in payment to Joseph Hiden (1803-1869) for 279 acres in Orange County, deed for the receipt is recorded in Orange County Deed Book 33, 1829-1831, pp. 32-33
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Biographical or historical data
Francis Cowherd was born 9 January 1753 in Orange County, Virginia, to Jonathan Coward (1727-1806) and Sarah Frances Cowherd (1733-1817). He served as a sergeant at the battle of Point Pleasant. During the American Revolution, Cowherd was commissioned a lieutenant in the 2nd Virginia Regiment in the Continental army, and eventually was promoted to captain. He, along with much of the 2nd Virginia, was captured at Charleston, South Carolina, 12 May 1780, and was exchanged in June 1781. Cowherd returned to the army and served until the end of the war. After the Revolution, Cowherd was commissioned a major in the Orange County, Virginia, militia; was appointed an agent to collect back taxes; and was appointed coroner of Orange County. He also served as a justice and a sheriff for the county. Cowherd married Lucy Scott (1763-1847) 13 August 1787, and they had 9 children. He died at Oak Hill, Orange County on 25 March 1833.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Location of other archival material
  • Francis Cowherd, Deed, 19 August 1784 (LVA Acc. 20463)
  • Francis Cowherd, Certificate of Exchange, 27 February 1781 (LVA Acc. 20464)
  • Francis Cowherd, Commission, 22 November 1779 (LVA Acc. 20749)
  • Francis Cowherd, Commissions, 1779-1795 (LVA Acc. 23925)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Dew, Philip
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000494577
Reproduction note
Photostat (positive).
Type of unit
leaf.

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