Elizabeth McCowan

ID # 1435, (1790-1869)
BirthElizabeth McCowan was born in 1790 at New Brunswick. 
MarriageShe married Adam Vrooman, son of Adam Vrooman and Margaret Mattice.
For the present, we have no marriage information for Adam Vrooman Jr. and Elizabeth.
 
DeathShe died in 1869. 
NoteElizabeth's maiden name, McCowan, would remain a mystery to us but for the Chapman Portrait and Biographical Album of Jackson County, Iowa, 1889. The biography of Albert Haner is extensive but also includes a significant biography for his wife, Charlotte Vrooman, Elizabeth's daughter.

Elizabeth appears with Adam in the 1851 census at Moulton Township. There, she is shown as age 62 and as being born in New Brunswick. By the time of the 1861 census, she is a widow and with Charles Vrooman in West Nissouri Township in Middlesex County. She is shown as age 72 and, again, as being born in New Brunswick. The 1889 biography for Albert and Charlotte dates Elizabeth's death to 1869, 'near London'. We do not know the exact location or date of her death, nor do we know her place of burial.

It remains to be mentioned that the 1889 Haner biography shows Elizabeth as being born in St. John, 'Nova Scotia'. Elizabeth was born in approximately 1790. New Brunswick was hived off from Nova Scotia in 1784. Saint John is located in New Brunswick. If Elizabeth had been born in Saint John some six or more years earlier, then, yes, she would have been born in Nova Scotia.

One more note. Elizabeth's surname, shown as McCowan, may not be quite right. It's just possible that it's McEown, or similar. See notes under son John. 

Children of Elizabeth McCowan and Adam Vrooman

Last Edited23 Dec 2018