James A Chowning1

b. 1801, d. 19 December 1853
Last Edited=22 Apr 2012
3rd great-grandfather of Joan Elizabeth Coffman
Pedigree for Joan Elizabeth Coffman
     James A Chowning was also known as John Chowning.2 He was born in 1801 at Culpepper County, Virginia.1 He was the son of John Chowning and Tabitha Read.3,4

James A Chowning married Sarah Browning, daughter of (?) Browning and (?) Redding ??, on 26 July 1834 at Henry County, Kentucky.2,1

James A Chowning was enumerated on 16 August 1850 as head of household on the 1850 U. S. census for Henry County, Kentucky as James Chowning, 50 years old, birthplace of Virginia, occupation of Farmer, value of real property $2595. Also enumerated in the household were Sarah Browning, John Chowning, Mary T Chowning and James Reed Chowning.5

James A Chowning died on 19 December 1853 at Henry County, Kentucky.1

Children of James A Chowning and Sarah Browning


  1. Chowning, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Dee Chowning Niwinski < and e-mail address> (RootsWeb Database name:apic3810), Chowning, James A. ID: I0898.
  2. Herbert August Potratz, A Family Tree of the Miller-Smith Family, supplied by unknown 14 supplier; A family tree in a non standard form, currently in the possesion of Joan E Flint.
  3. Chowning, Chowning, John ID: I0891.
  4. Chowning, Read, Tabitha ID: I0893.
  5. James Chowning household, 1850 U.S. census, Henry County, Kentuky, population schedule, District No 1, page 377 (stamped), dwelling 200, family 204; Ancestry.com Images Online: 1850 U.S. Census / Kentucky / Henry / District 1 / Image 27 of 152, transcribed 11 May 2003.
  6. Chowning, Chowning, James Reed ID: I1184.