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Evan F.? Cowgill, son of Martha Cowgill and Samuel Allen, b 1810, Frederick Co., VA, d May 1855, m 10 Nov 1831, Belmont Co., OH, by Eleazor Evans, JP, Sarah McKinley, b 1812, d Jun 1854, dau of William and Tamer (Brown) McKinley. (Belmont Co. Marriages, Book 3, p93, has "Cogill"/"Cogell".) (Years of birth and death on tombstones in Harmony Cem., Valley Twp, Harmony, Guernsey Co., OH.) Evan and Sarah moved the following spring (1832) to Guernsey Co. and settled on a farm on the Clay Pike (State Route 313), about 8 miles south of Cambridge, OH, where Evan lived and practiced medicine the rest of his life. Dr. Cowgill was a conscientious and successful physician and enjoyed the confidence and respect of the entire community. He was a charter member and elder of the Harmony Christian Church from its organization in 1838. An epidemic of Typhoid Fever in the spring of 1854 afflicted almost his entire family, two daughters dying in one week. Sarah died in Jun 1854. Dr Evan never recovered from an injury received the previous Fall sufficiently to resume his practice outside his office, and he died May 1855.


The following is an excerpt of a letter from Joseph Ewing Cowgill to James Cowgill of Guernsey County, OH, dated October 5, 1908:


"I have been trying to trace those Cumberland Cowgills that G. W. McKinley told you about and I have run against a rather puzzling condition of affairs and feel inclined to doubt the accuracy of the information received. At any rate I will submit the whole matter to you and wish your advice.


"My information is that a Dr. Evan F. Cowgill married a Miss Sarah McKinley. Their children were William, Martha, Jane, Mary E., Miranda, Asbury, James R. and Israel. William married a Miss Anna Starr, and their children were: John, Elizabeth, Matilda A., James, Joseph A., Mary M., Frances S. and Sarah E.


"I naturally inquired at once who Dr. Evan F.'s father was, expecting to find that it was the Joseph Cowgill I inquired of you about - or the Joseph mentioned in your great grandfather's will (brother of James.)


"You may judge of my surprise at the sequel! Mrs. Anna (Starr) Cowgill (wife of William) is still living. Her home is at Cumberland but having recently met with an accident (a broken hip) is staying at present with her married daughter, Mrs. Mary Cowgill Wycoff, at Cambridge, O. - address R.F.D. #2.


"A letter from Mrs. Wycoff, written at the request and dictation of Anna (Starr) Cowgill contains the following:

'Dr. Evan Cowgill's mother was a Miss Martha Cowgill and she had three sons James, Ralph and Evan, all born out of wedlock, and of course, they took their mother's name. (She afterward married a Mr. Brown.) We do not know the order of their birth nor who their fathers were except that Evan's father was a Mr. Thomas Allen. (All this in Va. JEC). Dr. Evan came to Ohio and raised his family here and we never knew any of his people, -- etc.'


"What do you think of this?....."




"Joseph Ewing Cowgill"


Note: If Martha was a Cowgill, and if Evan was b in Frederick Co., then she must be either another dau of George (more likely, see page 352) or a dau of Eleazer (not likely, see page 291). All other Cowgills in the Frederick and neighboring counties appear to be accounted for. If George’s, she was not with him in 1810 (the dau on the census would be Nancy).


Added Note: Although Joseph’s letter cited above says Thomas Allen was the father, both Beatrice Cowgill and Mark Accas list Samuel Allen as the father (from letters of other descendents). There were no Samuel Allens on the census in Frederick or Hampshire Co., VA, in 1810; there were two Thomas Allens in Hampshire Co. in 1810, both aged 26/45. A Thomas Allen, age >45, is on the 1820 census of Hampshire Co. next to a Samuel Allen, age 26/45 (an Elijah Redman lived nearby). A Martha Brown, head of household, is also on the 1820 census (listed near several Aldertons) in Hampshire Co. with m 5<10;1 26/45;f 2<10;1 26/45. On the 1830 census of Belmont Co., OH, p265 lists William McKinley (Evan’s father-in-law) next to a Samuel Allen who had m 1<5;2 5/10;2 10/15;1 20/30;1 30/40; another Samuel Allen on p271 had m 1<5;1 5/10;1 30/40. On the 1840 census of Guernsey Co., there is a Samuel Allen on the same page as Evan in the 40/50 age group.


Children: known are – William, Martha, Mary, Sarah Jane, Rachel, Marinda, Franklin, James Redman, John


1 William A. Cowgill b 31 Aug 1832, OH, d 30 Jan 1885, age 52y 4m 29d, m 2 Feb 1854, Guernsey Co., OH, by John Perry, JP, Anna Starr, b 15 Nov 1829, OH, d 22 Dec 1913, dau of James and Catherine (Heskett) Starr. William was a farmer until 29 Dec 1860, when a tree fell on him while cutting timber to build a house. One foot was broken through the instep, the other leg was crushed to the knee. On 5 Jan 1860, the leg was severed near the trunk of his body, causing him to use a crutch and a cane the rest of his life. He was a member of Harmony Christian Church from boyhood, and a great reader. A strong Republican, he held several offices of trust in his home township (Spencer). His death was caused from blood poisoning resulting from quinsy. Both bur Harmony Cem.

Children: known are – John Marion, Elizabeth Catherine, Matilda Angeline, James Cordner, Joseph Almer, Mary Marinda, Francis Sheridan, Sarah Emogene


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1 John Marion Cowgill b 24 Sep 1854, Claysville, Guernsey Co., OH, d 12 Jul 1928, Byesville, OH, m 24 Nov 1886, Byesville, Alma Florence Trott, b 15 Jun 1866, Pleasant City, Guernsey Co., OH, d 29 May 1945, Newark, Licking Co., OH, dau of James (of MD), and Sarah (Hickle) Trott (b OH). Both bur Bethel Cem.

Children: known are – Neva, Sarah, Earl


1 Neva Minton Cowgill b 4 Oct 1887, Spencer Twp, d 1 Mar 1920, Byesville, m 23 Mar 1906, Norval Elijah Downey, b 2 Jan 1886, Hebron, Licking County, OH, d 4 Aug 1974, Bethesda, Belmont Co., OH. Both bur Ebenezer Cem., Bethesda, son of Elijah and Julia Ann (Gregg) Downey. He m(2) Mary (Perkins) Miller. (See page 462, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2 Sarah "Sadie" Anna Cowgill b 12 Aug 1889, d 1957, m 17 Mar 1908, Guernsey Co., Curtis Ross Barnett, b 4 Mar 1888, OH, d 1972. Both bur East Union Cem. (See page 463, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3 Earl Cowgill b 7 Jul 1892, Guernsey Co., OH, d 8 Jul 1892, bur Harmony Cem. (recorded as "Irl" on birth record). Note: there is a tombstone with “Jonathan Cowgill – 1892- age one day” in Harmony Cem.; could this be Jonathan Earl or Earl Jonathan?


2 Elizabeth "Lizzie" Catherine Cowgill b 1 Mar 1856, a twin, d 1926, m 27 Nov 1883, Guernsey Co., James B. McCourt. (See page 463, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3 Matilda Angeline "Linie" Cowgill, a twin, b 1 Mar 1856, m 14 May 1874, Guernsey Co., Joseph H. Moore.


4 James Cordner Cowgill b 31 Oct 1858, OH, d 5 Aug 1919, of obstruction of the bowels, in hospital, Norfolk, NE, bur Cody, NE, m(1) 22 Feb 1894, Ella Mae Rich, who d 10 May 1900, Vermillion, SD; m(2) 9 Jul 1904, Scotland, SD, as her 2nd husband, Katherina “Kate” (Betz) Phillips, b 7 Oct 1868, NY, d 30 Jan 1927, in hospital, Norfolk, NE, following surgery for removal of gall stones, dau of Jacob and Katherine Pfaff Betz.

Children: known are - Pearl, Claude, Sylvia


1 Pearl Marion Cowgill b 14 Dec 1894, IA, d 10 Jul 1976, m 13 Jun 1923, Box Butte, NE, Effie Pauline Abbott, b 25 May 1906, d 14 Mar 1996.

Children: known are – Lola, Opal


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2 Claud Allen Cowgill b 3 Apr 1896, NE, d 9 Jul 1927, bur Whitman, NE.


3 Sylvia Cowgill b 19 Jun 1905, Scotland, SD, d 31 Jul 1962, m 1 Oct 1929, White River, SD, as his 2nd wife, Len Sylvanus Graham, b 14 Aug 1890, NE, son of Ezra and Arvania (Wicker) Graham. Sylvia bur Fir Lawn Cem., Hillsboro, OR.

   Child: known is - Rose Cowgill


5 Joseph Almer "Al" Cowgill b 3 May 1861, Spencer Twp, Guernsey Co., OH, d 24 Nov 1938, m 13 Jan 1897, Guernsey Co., Elizabeth “Lizzie” A. Langley, b Jan 1870, OH, d 1955, dau of Peter Langley. Both bur Harmony Cem.

Children: known are – Harry, Peter William, Howard


1 Harry Odon Cowgill b 8 Aug 1898, OH, d 2 Nov 1980, m 22 Sep 1926, Guernsey Co., OH, Hettie Olive McClaine, b 8 Aug 1898, Masontown, WV, d 4 May 1982, dau of James Everett and Phoebe Jane (Gibson) McClaine.

Children: known are – Esther, Patricia, Raymond, Joyce


2 Peter William Cowgill b 21 Aug 1902, Spencer Twp, Guernsey Co., OH, d 15 Apr 1963, bur Harmony Cem., m 25 Dec 1925, Ada Gertrude Salladay, b 5 May 1898, d 29 Jun 1946, dau of George B. and Jennie (Wade) Salladay. No children.


3 Howard F. Cowgill b 31 Jul 1910, d 4 Aug 1985, m 3 Jul 1937, Guernsey Co., Helen Florence Garvin, b 11 Jan 1911, d 31 Jul 1997, dau of William and Lona (Heskett) Garvin.

Children: known are – Carol Louise, Nancy Ann, unk


6 Mary Marinda Cowgill b 31 Dec 1862, d 27 May 1944, bur Harmony Cem., m 10 Feb 1883, Guernsey Co., John A. Wycoff. (See page 464, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


7 Francis Sheridan Cowgill b 3 Sep 1866, d 22 May 1934, m 16 Sep 1899, Prudence Ocie Stigler, b 26 Feb 1878, OH, d 4 May 1951, dau of Sylvester and Elizabeth M. (LePage) Stigler. Bur Harmony Cem.

Children: known are – Anna Cecil, Carrie Elizabeth, Herbert Francis, Alice Lorena, Paul Stigler


1 Anna Cecil Cowgill b 12 May 1900, Guernsey Co., OH, d 9 Sep 1906, bur Cumberland Cem., Guernsey Co., OH.


2 Carrie Elizabeth Cowgill b 11 Dec 1903, Guernsey Co., OH, d 27 Aug 1906, aged 2y 8m 11d, bur Cumberland Cem., Guernsey Co., OH.


3 Herbert Francis Cowgill b 6 Aug 1907, Guernsey Co., OH, d 16 Oct 1982, m 20 Oct 1928, Martha Christina Hickle, b 31 Jul 1905, d 20 Jul 2004, dau of John William and Lela (Keyes) Hickle.

Children: known are – Gloria, John, Martha, Marion, Darrell Jack, Darlene, Herbert


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4 Alice Lorena Cowgill b 14 May 1910, OH, m 16 Jul 1932, Marshall Co., WV, Everett Glen Rayner, b ca 1911, OH.


5 Paul Stigler Cowgill b 20 Mar 1916, d 4 Feb 1987, m 13 Feb 1952, Guernsey Co., Olga Mary (Mizik) Drotar, b 6 Sep 1917, d 13 Dec 1992, dau of John and Mary Mizik.

Children: known are – Anna, Paula


8 Sarah "Sadie" Emogene Cowgill b 20 Nov 1869, d 25 Jun 1945, m(1) 16 Jan 1889, Guernsey Co., Henry Newman Lake, b 1865, d 1922, bur Harmony Cem.; m(2) James S. Craig, b ca 1867, OH. (See page 466, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2 Martha A. Cowgill b 1834, d 9 Mar 1854 of typhoid fever.


3 Mary Elizabeth Cowgill b 3 Apr 1836, Jackson Twp, Guernsey Co., OH, d 27 Mar 1864 in hospital, Granville, OH, bur Harmony Christian Church Cem., m 15 Aug 1854, John Fish Woodrow, b 22 May 1832, Guernsey Co., d 16 Dec 1902, Emporia, KS, bur Maplewood Cem., Emporia, KS, son of Henry and Mary "Polly" (Jackson) Woodrow. John F. m(2) 24 Dec 1872, Guernsey Co., Mary Elizabeth Patterson. Note: John Fish Woodrow’s great-grandfather and mother were Henry Woodrow and Eleanor Cowgill – see page 291. (See page 467, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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4 Sarah Jane Cowgill b 1838, d 13 Mar 1854 of typhoid fever, bur Harmony Cem.


5 Rachel Cowgill b 1840, d 1841.


6 Marinda Cowgill b 19 Apr 1842, d 7 Jun 1867, Elk Twp, Vinton Co., OH, m 3 Oct 1861, Vinton Co., Harvey Robbins, b OH, d CA in his 80's, (of McArthur, OH), son of James M. and Minerva (Wyman) Robbins. Harvey m(2) in 1868 and had large family. (See page 469, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


7 Franklin Asbury Cowgill b 13 Oct 1844, d 29 Nov 1899, m(1) 17 Apr 1866, Mary F. Bemis (age 17), (recorded in Belmont Co., OH, courthouse), b 1849, d 24 Oct 1888 aged 39y 6m 19d, bur Cumberland Cem., Spencer Twp; m(2) 8 Dec 1889, Ada Kildow; div (1896). Franklin served in the Civil War, Co. K, 15th OH Infantry, mustering in 4 Oct 1864 as a substitute, mustered out 8 Jun 1865 as Pvt. He applied for an invalid pension 25 Mar 1889 from OH; a minor (James W. Bracken, grandson?) applied 15 Dec 1899. Franklin was wounded (gunshot to his left hand) in a skirmish at Liberty Gap, TN, 24 Jun 1863.

Children: known are – Pearl, Eyrie, Emery, Estella Fannie, Benjamin, Lucy, Robert


1 Pearl (Perley) B. Cowgill b 2 Oct 1869 (obit has 1866), OH, d 28 Sep 1939, m 10 Oct 1894, Tuscarawas Co., Mary M. Wagner, b 3 Apr 1874, OH, d 15 Oct 1959. In Tuscarawas Co. in 1930. Pearl was a ticket and freight agent fot the Pennsylvania RR. Bur West Lawn Cem., Newcomerstown.

Children: known are – Herbert, Charles


1 Herbert Franklin Cowgill b 20 Feb 1895, OH, d 8 Oct 1973, Lake Co., FL, m(1) 1 Jan 1916, Brooke Co., WV, Mary Lucille Brown, b 15 Dec 1895, OH, d 20 Feb 1967, dau of Harvey and Anna (Mitchell) Brown; m(2) 11 Dec 1970, Lake Co., FL, as her 2nd husband, Jessie Rae (Bryan) Mathews. Herbert was a retired railroad conductor. Herbert and Mary bur West Lawn Cem. Jessie remarried 1975, Lake Co., Emery Martin Phillips.

Children: known are – Mary, Herbert, Roberta


1 Mary Cowgill b and d 9 Mar 1916, Tuscarawas Co., bur Newcomerstown Cem.


2 Herbert Franklin Cowgill Jr b 18 Sep 1918, OH, d 28 Dec 2005, m 28 Oct 1944, St Louis, MO, Melba Lillian Karley, b 18 Jul 1926, d 5 Jun 2011, dau of William Karley. Herbert served in the USNR during World War II as a Lt (jg), and in the US Army in Korea. Graduated University of Cincinnati Medical School; in Denver in 1973. Bur Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA.


3 Roberta C. Cowgill b 4 Aug 1922, OH, d Jun 2005, m(1) Alfred Barnes; m(2) Norman L. Engard, b 28 Jun 1919, d 9 May 1982. Shown as "son" Robert on the 1930 census. Roberta was a US Navy veteran serving in WW II as a nurse.


2 Charles Albert Cowgill b 22 Dec 1896, Stone Creek, OH, d 30 Jan 1971, m as her 2nd husband, Bertha Adams, b ca 1909, OH (listed on World War II draft registration card). Charles served in the US Army during World War I, enlisting 5 Sep 1918, honorably discharged 11 Dec 1918. Bur West Lawn Cem., Shady Bend, OH.


2 Eyrie Cowgill b 6 Sep 1872, OH, m 15 Nov 1905, Guernsey Co., Thomas Luse, b 1870, OH, son of Mathias and Rachel (Strahl) Luse. Single in 1900 as head of household with brother Ben and sister Lucy.


3 Clyde Emery (or Ervin) Cowgill b ca 1875 (there is a Guernsey Co. birth on 12 ___ 1875, parents as above), d 6 Jun 1882 (not on list of living children in pension file).


4 Estella Fannie (birth record lists Estella, census Fanny) Cowgill b 16 Jan 1878, Spencer Twp, Guernsey Co., OH, d 9 Aug 1956, m 24 Dec 1899, Guernsey Co., Eugene H. Buckingham, b 15 Jun 1877, OH, d 21 Sep 1940, OH, son of Thomas and Susan (Nace) Buckingham. Both bur Cumberland, Guernsey Co., OH. (See page 469, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


5 Benjamin Franklin Cowgill b 1 Oct 1882, OH, d 18 Nov 1932. Shown living with sister Fanny and family as a streetcar motorman in 1910, unemployed in 1920, and by himself raising poultry in 1930 (death cert has “restaurant keeper”). Single. Bur Cumberland Cem.


6 Lucy V. Cowgill b 16 Apr 1886, OH, m 25 Dec 1908, Guernsey Co., Homer C. Trace, b ca 1886, OH, son of Charles and Laura Trace. James Bracken was appointed her guardian after Franklin’s death. With sister Eyrie in 1900. No children.


7 Robert Cowgill b 1887, d 1895, bur Cumberland Cem.


8 James Redman (Redmond) Cowgill b 25 Dec 1846, d 4 Nov 1919, McArthur, OH, m(1) 19 Aug 1866, Florinda Wyman, b 27 Jun 1849, Elk Twp, Vinton Co., OH, d 28 Sep 1873, age 24y 3m 1d, McArthur, OH (bur Hixon Hill Cem.); m(2) 1 Jul 1877, Vinton Co., OH, Nora Gallivan (also shown as Nora Swift), b 1851, Ireland, d 4 Oct 1885, McArthur, OH; m(3) 31 Mar 1887, Vinton Co., OH, Sarah Leslie Abbey, b 6 Mar 1860, Vinton Co., d 7 Sep 1913, Columbus, OH, dau of Selden and Katherine (Shey) Abbey. James served in the Civil War as a Pvt in Co B, 148th Ohio Infantry (100 day), mustering in 2 May 1864 and mustering out 14 Sep 1864; he subsequently enlisted in the same unit as brother Franklin, Co. K, 15th OH Infantry, mustering in 4 Oct 1864 as a substitute, mustered out 4 Oct 1865. He applied for a pension 17 Feb 1887; his widow (file says Ella) applied 18 Sep 1922 from OH.

Children: known are – Ottomar, Dora, Darius Franklin, Ella, Mary, Maggie, Nora Gertrude, Lizzie, Grover


1 Ottomar Cowgill b 20 Mar 1868, d young.


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2 Dora A. Cowgill b 1870, d 20 Mar 1895, single. Death cert has Lidora. She may have been Nora's dau from a prior marriage.


3 Darius Franklin Cowgill b 27 Jun 1872, OH, d 22 Dec 1949, m(1) 5 Aug 1893, Franklin Co., OH, Emma Clark; m(2) 5 Jan 1909, by Howard H. Dunlavy, minister, Crown Point, Lake Co., IN, Ida May Schellinger, b 14 Nov 1880, NJ, d 15 Jul 1970, apparently dau of Aaron and Nancy (Hayes) Schellinger, who signed the marriage certificate as witnesses. Name spelled "Dereas" on certificate. Darius, as “Frank” served in the Spanish-American War as a Cpl, Co E, 3rd Regt, Ohio Infantry, 1898-99. He applied for an invalid pension (app # 1,486,935 cert 1,243,875) 30 Jul 1923 from OK. He lived in OK.

Children: known are, as listed under births, in Bible Family Record – Franklin, James, Alice, Forest, Clarence, Delmar, Violet, Edna


1 Franklin Burton Cowgill b 5 Aug 1909, IN, d 30 May 1983, m(1) 3 Jan 1934, Beulah Strow of Drumright, Creek Co., OK; m(2) Aldena Edna ____, b 31 Dec 1920, MT, d 11 Mar 1991, Riverside, CA. Last address for Franklin was Salem, OR.

Children: known are – James, Joan


2 James Aaron Cowgill b 7 Jun 1911, IN, d 9 Oct 1992, m 11 Jun 1937, Georgia Posy of Oilton, b 27 Apr 1910, d 8 Apr 1987. Last address Richland, WA.

Children: known are – Darrell, Ronnie


3 Alice Vivian Cowgill b 7 Jun 1913, IN, d 7 Sep 1986, m 10 Jun 1933, Allen S. McElhaney of Terlton, OK, b 1909, d 1984.


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4 Forest Erwin Cowgill b 15 May 1915, IN, d 20 Dec 1998, m 21 Jan 1940, Thelma A. Webbert, b 7 Sep 1922, d 4 Jul 1998. Last address Tulsa, OK.


5 Clarence Cowgill b 17 Aug 1917, d 20 Aug 1917.


6 Delmar Cowgill b 28 Jul 1918, OK, d 6 Nov 1920.


7 Violet May Cowgill b 21 Feb 1922, d 24 Feb 2013, m 29 Jul 1940, Claude M. Robinson, d 6 Jun 1980, of Oilton, OK. (See page 471, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


8 Edna Ruth Cowgill b 26 Apr 1924, m 3 Nov 1944, Frankie Marvin Purvis, b 22 Mar 1924, d 3 Oct 2003. (See page 471, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4 Ella Mable (death cert has Mable Ilene) Cowgill, dau of James Redman Cowgill, b 15 May 1878, d 3 Aug 1940, single. Bur McArthur, Vinton Co., OH.


5 Mary Maude Cowgill b 27 Sep 1879 (death cert has 23 Sep 1878), d 8 Jan 1941, single. Bur McArthur, Vinton Co., OH.


6 Margaret “Maggie” Ethel Cowgill b 21 Oct 1881, OH, d 25 Jul 1941, m Elmer (or Elmore) Sagar, b 1883, d 1947. Margaret bur Forest Hill Cem., Canton.


7 Nora Gertrude Cowgill b 16 Dec 1882, d 1963, m(1) 26 Oct 1902, Vinton Co., Joseph Bobo, b 27 May 1869, OH, d 1915, son of Thomas Wrenn and Mary E. (Jacobs) Bobo; m(2) ca 1921, Frank Thomas, b 1881, OH, d 1957.


Lizzie Cowgill b 1884, d 25 Jun 1884, age 6m 11d.


Grover C. Cowgill b 1885, d 3 Sep 1885, age 5m 6d.


9 John Israel Cowgill b 16 Aug 1848, Guernsey Co., OH, d 7 Feb 1907, in or near Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL, m 18 Sep 1873, Vinton Co., OH, Margaret Melissa Morrison, b 18 Jul 1852, McArthur, OH, d 7 Oct 1940 at her home near Ramsey, dau of Theodore and Harriet (Hawk) Morrison. Both bur in Ramsey Cem. In a very old hand-written note, written by a daughter: "Our dad, John I. Cowgill, was almost 6 years old when his mother died and almost 7 when his father died. Then he was 'bound out' to Hilary Heskett (a Quaker couple)." On the 1850 census, OH, John I. appears with his parents and family, age 1; in 1860 census, his name appears as Israel Cowgill age 10 with the family of Hilary Heskett.

Children: known are – Della May, Lillie Alice, George Delbert, Laura Edna, Harriet Edith, Bertha May, Pearl Theodore


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1 Della May Cowgill b 13 Jul 1874, d 19 Jun 1887, Ramsey, IL.


2 Lillie Alice Cowgill b 21 Nov 1875, d 28 Jul 1942, Pana, IL, m 28 Jan 1894, Fayette Co., IL, James E. Leach, b 1867, d 1948. (See page 472, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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3 George Delbert Cowgill b 5 May 1878, IL, d 27 Oct 1948, Ramsey, IL, m 9 Oct 1901, Christian Co., IL, Julia C. Curtis, b 1884, IL, d 1910.

Children: known are – May, Richard


1 May Cowgill b 7 Jan 1903, IL, m 5 Mar 1923, Ray Richardson, b ca 1902, IL.


2 Richard Cowgill, m Mildred Lurtz. No children.


4 Laura Edna Cowgill b 31 Oct 1880, d 2 Feb 1954, Ramsey, IL, m 12 Oct 1902, Arizona, Luther Hulsey, b AR; div? (Edna shown as Edna Cogle, single, with sister Bertha in 1920). No children.


5 Harriet Edith Cowgill b 7 Jul 1885, d 15 Apr 1967, Vandalia, IL, single.


6 Bertha May Cowgill b 20 Aug 1887, d 20 Aug 1975, Vandalia, IL, m Clarence Green; div by 1910.

Child: known is -


1 Lois Green b 25 Mar 1910, m 9 Aug 1935, Mose R. Eckert. Lois shown in 1930 with cousin May as Lois Cowgell.


7 Pearl Theodore Cowgill b 18 Jan 1892, d 5 Oct 1918, Brest, France, during World War I. Pearl was a private, US Army. Bur Oise-Aisne American Cem. (Plot D Row 30 Grave 16), Fere-en-Tardenois, France. Single.




1. Copies of old letters written by Joseph Ewing Cowgill.


2. Copy of records by Mrs. Mary M. (Cowgill) Wycoff, granddaughter of Evan Cowgill.


3. Census records.


4. Cemetery records.


5. Courthouse records, Belmont and Guernsey Counties, OH.


6. Family records, courtesy of Mrs. Herbert Cowgill, Mark B. Accas, Mrs. Lois Eckert, Gerry Downey, Bette Bradway, Patricia Keenan.

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