Cowan, John Fleming
Cowan, John Fleming a Presbyterian minister, was born at Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, May 6, 1801. He graduated from Jefferson College in 1825, and in 1828 from Princeton Theological Seminary. He was licensed to preach in 1829, and ordained April 4, 1830, with a view to missionary work in Missouri, where he labored for thirty-three years. His first field was Apple Creek, Cape Girardeau County. After this he was pastor of the Potosi Church in Washington County, (1836-1852). He then visited and labored in various parts of the state, and died at Carondelet, September 29, 1862. Mr. Cowan was in the fullest' sense an evangelist. He. acted as agent for the Board of Domestic Missions for three years, and served for a while as chaplain of the hospital at Carondelet. His preaching was practical and instructive. (W.P.S.) Cowbridge, an English martyr, was burned at Oxford in 1538, for his public communication of the Scriptures. See Fox, Acts and Monuments, 5:251.