JACKSON COLLEGE CEMETERY-MAURY COUNTY, SPRING HILL, TENNESSEE
COWSERT, Andie W. (Andrew), b. 1767 - d. 15 Apr 1826. (revised 25 Sep 2013 dates were: born 15 Apr 1826, died 1867.)
This stone does not appear to be a style used in 1867 so that indicates the second date is the death date as 1826 or was the same time this stone was set. (This very old hand-carved inscription is very hard to read. Dates appear as: "--DE 1867, and 15 Apr 1826."
This is now what I believe interpreting the parts starting at the top: 1st line: (unintelligible but looks like "DEC", 2nd line: "THE", 3rd line: "1867 or 1863" (judging from the lettering and the available facts an error was made and it should be 1767 or perhaps 1763), 4th line: "ANDIE W." (but maybe ANDREW miss-inscribed), 5th line: "COWSERT", 6th line: "DE" (short for Deceased) then "AR" (Short for Apr) then "15", 7th line: "1826" (last digit not clear, but past transcribers have said it is a 6 as in 1826)
Possibly this should be: Deceased 1867, born 15 Apr 1826. However a look on the site Ancestry.com records finds there was an Andrew Cowsert who was born abt 1763 and died 15 Apr 1826.) I am reversing the order of the transcription to indicate the birth year is shown first. It shows 1867, but evidence indicates the "8" of 1867 should be a "7" as in 1767. This is much closer to the estimated birth year of 1763 (or some as 1767) others have made on Ancestry.com
This time line is presented on Ancestry.com and seems to be one of several with this or similar information:
1763 abt, Lancaster, South Carolina, United States
Jane Cunningham 1795abt Age: 32South Carolina, USA
1805 Age: 42 Williamson, Tennessee, United States
1809 28 Jun Age: 46 Dickson, Tennessee, USA Dickson County is near Williamson County.
1812 Age: 49 United States DYER'S REG'T, CAVALRY AND MTD. GUNMEN, TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS (War of 1812)
1826 15 Apr Age: 63 Williamson, Tennessee, United States
1826 Apr Spring Hill, Maury, Tennessee, USA Old Brick Cemetery (this is near the Williamson County line)
It is clear there was a family of Cowserts' in this neighborhood and they were multiplying so there were probably more then one Andrew Cowsert. See Spring Hill Cemetery for other information. [CWA 25 Sep 2013]
Information and photo taken in October 2003 by Wayne Austin. Revised 25 Sep 2013 to include possible birth date of 1763 or 1767 and recognize reality of the short comings of this inscription.