The Trousdales in this article and I have mutual ancestors. Matthew Cowen married Catron Trousdale, and this is a story of their homestead.
"From 1769 until 1976 the Cowen homestead property was passed down from descendant to descendant....". "This house is possibly the oldest one in Putnam County [Tennessee]."
"Ned Cowen had been killed by Indians in 1796...". [Source]