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- Commission, dated 22 November 1779, appointing Francis Cowherd (1753-1833) as lieutenant in the Second Virginia Regiment in the Army of the United States
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- 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.
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- Francis Cowherd, Deed, 19 August 1784 (LVA Acc. 20463)
- Francis Cowherd, Certificate of Exchange, 27 February 1781 (LVA Acc. 20464)
- Francis Cowherd, Papers, 1781-1829 (LVA. Acc. 20764)
- Francis Cowherd, Commissions, 1779-1795 (LVA Acc. 23925)
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