He is prominent in all the work of the denomination.

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A.B. Caldwell, ed., History of the American Negro and His Institutions, North Carolina Edition (1921).

In the 1870 census of Olds township, Greene County: David Coward, 37, Chaney, 25, Diner, 11, Bryant, 8, Bayington, 6, Melvin, 4, and Pennine, 4 months. [N.B. The family lived very near wealthy white farmer William Coward, who may have been their former owner.]

In the 1880 census of Olds township, Greene County: David Coward, 47, Cherrey, 36, Diner, 16, Bryant, 14, Bainton, 12, Melvina, 10, Pennina,8, David, 5, Owen, 3, and Leon, 1.

In the 1900 census of Township 1, Craven County: farmer Bryan Coward, 36, wife Sarah, 33, son Arthur D., 8, and niece Malissa Jenkins, 13.

In the 1910 census of New Bern, Craven County, at 2 Green Street: pastor Bryan Coward, 45, wife Sarah, 43, son Arthur D., 18, and adopted daughter Malissa Jenkins, 22.

In the 1920 census of Wilson, Wilson County, at 122 Pender Street: minister of the gospel Bryant Coward, 53, wife Sarah A., 49, and roomers Joe Ward (who worked as a cook at Hotel Briggs), 30, and Sophia Ward, 29.

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Wilson Daily Times, 5 August 1921.

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New York Age, 13 August 1921.

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Pittsburgh Courier, 12 March 1938.

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Masonic Cemetery, Lane Street extension, Wilson, November 2015.

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