Andrew Cowan

Andrew Cowan was a private in the August 1776, Col William Christian expedition campaign against the Cherokees. He was a Washington Co VA magistrate.

Andrew Cowan was a Captain of the Washington County militia who served at Kings Mountain and in the December 1780 mission to punish the Cherokees who were plundering frontier cabins while the men were away at the battle. Cowan was at the meeting on Christams Day when the agreement was made for white people to settle on the Little River watershed so they could be an early warning first line of alert to the Watauga and Holston settlers.

Coawn was one of the soldiers of Kings Mountain or family of the Kings Mountain soldiers who chose to move to Boyds Creek. He was a Sevier County commissioner during the aborted state of Franklin and again in the Southwest Territory and the state of Tennessee.

When Tennessee continued to give citizens south of the French Broad less than full rights, he moved to Kentucky with some of his neighbors in Tennessee and his old neighbors from southwest Virginia. He settled on Buck Creek, a part of Pulaski County which later became Rockcastle County.

Andrew Cowan named a son Samuel Newell Cowan after his friend at the Battle of Kings Mountain.