Mrs. R. C. Cowden
Sarah C. Cowden, daughter of Yancey and Lucy Harris Hill, was born December 10, 1836, died February 17, 1930. She was a granddaughter of Madison Hill and his wife Polly Day, who settled in Scott County shortly prior to 1800. They were from Campbell County, Va., and all the Hills of Scott County are descended from them. She was the wife of Sheriff R. H. Cowden who served the people of his district or county in a public capacity for forty years, being a justice of the peace at the time of his death May 10, 1911.
The Obit tells a lot, but I would like to add that the Headline says Mrs. R.C. Cowden, and the Obit say’s R.H. Cowden. R.H. is correct.
Her husband was Robert H. Cowden the son of Calvin and Polly Snavley Cowden.
Robert and Sarah Day Cowden were the parents of Lucy A. Cowden that married Elbert Allen.
Elbert Allen was the son of Samuel Nathaniel Allen and Elizabeth Greear.
And Samuel Nathaniel Allen was the son of John Allen and Esther Jane Neil.
Sarah was the sister of Benjamin Craton Hill.
The children of Elbert Allen and Lucy A. Cowden were:
Martha Elizabeth Allen b. Aug 1881
Oscar S. Cowden b. 17 Nov 1883
Robert Calvin Allen b. 3 Nov 1885
Callie K. Allen b. March 1888
Willard F. Allen b. 20 March 1891
Victoria S. Allen b. Sept 1895
Mary Margaret Allen b.12 Feb 1892 Scott Co Va.
Nellie M. Allen b. June 1898
Emily Elsie Allen b. 1903
Samuel Nathaniel Allen was a brother to my 3x great grandfather James Allen that married Rebecca Lane.
Submitted by Sheila Allen-Winterberg