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Page 374 (in Cowgill History - Note: this George and his descendents were previously listed on page 374 as the son of George, son of Isaac. The discovery of the will of Mary Cowgill proves that a different George (now shown on page 374) is the rightful one for that line. It is possible (but needs to be proven) that George is the "Child by a young woman that was not his wife" of the John Cowgill who d 9 Nov 1799. The unnamed child mentioned in Quaker records is not identified by sex. John was a Revolutionary War veteran, which would explain the land warrant; and although Henry Clinton Cowgill's story has some defects, it does link this George to the family of John.

George Morris Cowgill b 1756 (or Dec 1755?), Burlington Co., NJ, d 1830s, m(1) Burlington Co., 24 Jan 1776, by license, (under NJ marriages, NJ Archives; also on Bucks Co. Historical Notes, undated, unsigned), Elizabeth Sowden (also shown as Snowden), who d after 18 Sep 1790; m(2) Ann (Brown) Slack, a widow with several children. George apparently left NJ for OH after Elizabeth died, as his first child by Ann was b 1795 in OH. He is probably the George Cowgill on a Chester Co., PA, tax list for 1790, and on a Northumberland Co., PA, census that same year. He is noted as one of the first settlers in Franklinton (later Columbus), arriving there spring 1798 (The Old Northwest Geneological Quarterly, Vol. 15), later moving to newly formed Delaware Co. A Delaware Co. history states George Morris Cowgill was the first settler in Berlin Twp, Delaware Co., OH, arriving “about a mile above where Hall’s mill stood” in Nov 1805. He also sat on the first jury hearing a trial by the county court (1808).


George supposedly left one thousand dollars to each of his children (see page 423, Cowgill History); there was also supposedly a Revolutionary War land warrant left to his heirs located at Bellepoint, Delaware Co., OH. In a note to Daysie DeSpain in 1941, ggson Frank B. Cowgill said “I think he (George) was raised in a Quaker family, (not his own family), in southeastern Pennsylvania. … had a brother, Jacob Cowgill, who lived in Virginia.” A bio of Charles C. Cowgill (page 377) cited in 20th Century History of Delaware County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens, by J.R. Lytle, 1908, claims George “was of English birth, and came to the United States with his two brothers”. In Henry Clinton Cowgill’s Journal, he relates that his grandfather’s (this George’s) father was also named George; he also retells a story of a visit by George to VA to see his brother Jacob who lived there. He also states that when George and Anna moved to OH, they left the elder children (his and hers) behind, but nearly all but uncles Thomas and Joseph rejoined them in 1805.


Children: known are - Thomas, Joseph, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, Ann, Acsah, William, Daniel, George, Jane


1 Thomas Cowgill b 15 Sep 1776, NJ, d Dec 1859, Brown Twp, Delaware Co., OH, m(1) name unknown; b 1770s, d early 1840s; m(2) 28 May 1846, by John Baker, Polly (Temple) Marsh, b ca 1815, OH, widow, dau of Thomas Temple of Union Co., OH. Thomas, apparently this one, is listed on Burlington Co., NJ, tax records until 1807 (later lists are missing or unreliable); he first appears in Ohio on a 1826 tax list for Delaware Co. Note: Thomas Cowgill (Cowgal) appears on the 1840 census, Brown Twp with 1 male 60/70; 1 female 5/10; 1 female 60/70. On 17 Sep 1850 census, Thomas appears with young wife, Polly, and two children, plus a George Temple, age 17, brother of Polly, and Thomas Marsh, 10, son by Polly's first marriage. On 1860 census in Berlin Twp is Polly Cowgill, 45, widow, with three Cowgill children and Thomas Mars 20. Thomas Cowgill left a Will dated 10 Nov 1859 and appointed as guardian for his children, Thomas P. Flagg and Silas Emerson (joint guardians). On 25 Jan 1872, Joseph Cowgill was appointed guardian of his brother George W. Cowgill, who was aged 17 years on the 12th day of Jun A.D. 1871, Delaware Co., OH. On 5 Aug 1870 census appears Polly Cowgill, age 55, and son George W., age 15; the household following is her daughter; Lumbert - Clay age 24, Martha 19 and child Charles T., 7/12, b Dec.

Children: known are – dau, son, dau, Joseph, Martha, George


1 female b 1805-1810, assumed from 1830 census, but may be other than family member.


2 male b 1805-1810, assumed from 1830 census, but may be other than family member.


3 female b 1810-1815, assumed from 1830 census, but may be other than family member.


4 Joseph T. Cowgill b 12 Nov 1847, Delaware Co., OH, d 16 Oct 1921, m(1) 20 Apr 1869, Delaware Co., Lovina Burroughs, b 26 Nov 1848, d 1 Jul 1905; m(2) 11 Oct 1906, Van Wert Co., as her 2nd husband, Laura (Rockhold) Dix, b 31 Jan 1860, OH, d 8 Apr 1929, dau of Harrison and Lizy Rockhold. Joseph was in Van Wert Co., OH, on 1880 census and later. Joseph served in the Civil War as Pvt, Co E, 2nd Regt, OVHA, from 3 Feb 1864 to 23 Aug 1865. Both bur Woodland Cem., Van Wert, OH.

Children: known are – Marion, Elmer, Emma, Cabot, Clarence


1 Marion W. Cowgill b 31 May 1870, Delaware Co., OH, d 14 Dec 1954, m(1) 20 Apr 1893, Van Wert Co., Olive (Ollie) Downing, b Oct 1873, OH, d 1920; m(2) 30 Jun 1939, Champaign Co., OH, Laura A. (Moody) Girard, b 1874, d 6 Mar 1963.

Children: known are - Nellie, Flossie, Russell, Glen(n), Gladys, Bertha, unk, John


1 Nellie Pearl Cowgill b 23 Mar 1894, OH, d 16 Feb 1973, m 22 Oct 1913, Union Co., OH, Leo Ernest Stratton, b 1893, OH, d 1963, son of Joe and Ella Stratton.


2 Flossie Olive Cowgill b 13 Oct 1895, OH, d 6 Dec 1895, age 1m 23d, daughter of "M W & R" Cowgill. Flossie bur Ridge Cem., Middle Point, OH.


3 Russel Marion Cowgill b 10 Dec 1896, OH, d 19 Aug 1986, m 11 Oct 1919, Van Wert Co., Dorotha G. Baltzell, b 6 Sep 1901, OH, d 26 Jan 1987, dau of Charles and May (Larue) Baltzell. Lived Lima, OH.

Children: known are - Betty, Evelyn


1 Betty Mae Cowgill b 18 May 1921, OH, d 15 Mar 1995, m 11 Jun 1939, Douglas Arthur Hitchcock, b 1954, d 1973.


2 Evelyn Cowgill (adopted) b 1927, OH, m 7 Dec 1947, Van Wert Co., OH, Arthur Shaw, b ca 1923. Listed as step-dau Evelyn R. Alspach in 1940.


4 Glenn William Cowgill b 15 Jul 1898, OH, d 14 Sep 1975, m 15 Jun 1927, Union Co., Mary Blanche Burroughs, b 15 Oct 1905, OH, d 18 Aug 1989, dau of Lawrence and Ethel Bloomquist Burroughs. Glen was a signal maintainer for the Erie Lackawanna RR.

Children: known are (order uncertain) – Ruth, William, Robert


1 Ruth Marie Cowgill b 15 May 1928, d 3 Jul 1939.


2 William E. “Bill” Cowgill b 18 Dec 1931, North Lewisburg, OH, d 22 Apr 1995, Marion, OH, m 30 Jul 1955, Marion Co., OH, Joanne Moore; div. William was a USAF veteran of the Korean Conflict and an accountant with Dresser Industries

Children: known are (order uncertain) – Jeffrey, Kathy, Marsha


3 Robert R. Cowgill b 27 Oct 1934, OH, d 4 May 2008, m 23 Apr 1955, Marion Co., OH, Evelee Cornett, b 9 Apr 1933, KY, d 21 Jul 2014. Robert worked in Management for Albers Super Market, Hummels I.G.A. Foodliner and Apples Supermarket from which he retired in 1996. Bur Marion Cem.


5 Gladys N. Cowgill b Feb 1900, OH, d 1987, m 24 Dec 1920, Glenn A. Robinson, b 20 Oct 1892, d 16 Dec 1991.


6 Bertha K. Cowgill b 29 Oct 1903, OH, d 7 Jun 1964, Marysville, OH, m(1) 26 Jan 1924, Union Co., Dwight F. Westfall, b 1901, OH, son of Frank and Hattie Westfall; m(2) Edwin Sparks.


7 unknown Cowgill, d bef 1910 (this could be Flossie - four children, all living, were claimed on the 1900 census; seven, six living, on the 1910 census).


8 John H. Cowgill b 10 Oct 1910, OH, d 7 Nov 1983, m 31 Dec 1930, Union Co., Lou Annies Grant, b 29 Aug 1910, OH, d 20 Nov 2009, dau of Harry and Bertha Grant. Last address Columbus, OH.

   Child: known are - Marjorie, Howard, Delores, Elma, Richard


1  Marjorie Ann Cowgill b 2 Feb 1938, OH, d 25 Aug 2000, VT, m Roland Walter Grace, b 1931, d 1995.


2  Howard Cowgill, d bef 2009.


3  Delores Cowgill, m(1) ____ Wray, m(2)? ____ Kimmell.


4  Elma Janet Cowgill, m ____ West.


5  Richard Cowgill


2 Elmer E. Cowgill b 24 Dec 1871, OH, d 23 Dec 1952, m 25 Apr 1899, Van Wert Co., Lillie Leona Steinmetz, b 7 Aug 1875, OH, d 5 Apr 1960, dau of Truman and Jane (Sterling) Steinmetz. Lived Van Wert, OH.

Children: known are – Ernest, Joseph


1 Ernest Elsworth Cowgill b 22 Aug 1906, OH, d 14 Jun 1984, m 31 Oct 1931, Van Wert Co., Margaret Helen Johnson, b 17 Feb 1910, OH, d 6 Feb 2001, dau of W. S. and Maud Johnson. Lived Middle Point, Van Wert Co., OH.

Children: known are – John, David, Mary, Aimee


1 John Richard Cowgill b 1934, d 12 Jun 1934. Bur Ridge Twp Cem., Van Wert Co.


2 David E. Cowgill


3 Mary Ann Cowgill


4 Aimee D. Cowgill


2 Joseph Thomas Cowgill b 8 May 1912, OH, d 21 Dec 1971, m(1) 1 Sep 1936, Dekalb Co., IN, Ruth Madelyn Bradley, b 13 Jul 1918, Paris, Bourbon Co., KY, dau of Noah Harrison and Irene Eliza (Smith) Bradley; m(2) 9 Jan 1954, Mary (Springer) Beard, b 5 Apr 1923. Last address Van Wert Co., OH.

   Children: known are (others?) - Janet, Evelyn


3 Emma Catherine Cowgill b 6 Dec 1873, Van Wert Co., OH, d 8 Dec 1951, m 6 Mar 1894, George Elmer Kerns, b 20 Jul 1872, OH, d 1 Aug 1948.


4 Cabot Thomas Cowgill b 25 Jan 1880, OH, d 28 Feb 1948, m 28 Aug 1900, Putman, OH, Cora Myrtle Reece, b 9 Dec 1879, OH, d Jun 1969, dau of Frank and Sarah (Freeman) Reece. In OK in 1910, MI afterwards.

Children: known are (1910 census listed 2 children, both living) – Lesta, Delmer, Arthur


1 Lesta Cowgill b ca 1903, OH, m 2 Oct 1920, Adrian, Lenawee Co., MI, Hertie M. Hephner, b ca 1897, MI, son of James and Clara (Dilyard) Hephner. Listed as Sallie, b KS, on 1910 census. Cabot shown with a grandson Hephner in 1930.


2 Delmar Ellsworth Cowgill b 23 Oct 1904, OH, d 9 Jan 1992, m(1) 11 Jul 1925, Pontiac, MI, Mona Viva Geeting, b 18 May 1908, d 14 Jul 1981, dau of Chester and Myrtle (Galbreath) Geeting; m(2) 22 May 1981, Metha (Kincaid) Myers, b 3 Sep 1911, d 30 Dec 1991. Listed as John D., age 9 b KS, on 1910 census. Lived Oakland Co., MI.

Children: known are – Virginia, Bonnie, Mary


1 Virginia Cowgill


2 Bonnie Jean Cowgill


3 Mary Lou Cowgill b ca 1931, MI


3 Arthur Burton Cowgill b 9 Sep 1906, OK, d 31 Jan 1982, m ca 1929, Beatrice Irene _____, b 20 May 1905, IN, d 21 Mar 1986. Last address Montrose, Genesee Co., MI.

Children: known are - Wilma, Larry, Patricia


1 Wilma M. Cowgill


2 Larry R. Cowgill b ca 1937, MI


3 Patricia Cowgill b ca 1939, MI


5 Clarence Cowgill b 19 Mar 1888, OH, d 20 Mar 1978, m 6 Sep 1908, Van Wert Co., Nellie L. Mathus, b 28 Mar 1889, OH, d 24 Sep 1959, dau of Sanford and Mary Mathus; div. Clarence bur Woodland Cem., Van Wert, OH.

Children: known are – Harold Everett , Leonard, George, Ruby


1 Harold Everett Cowgill stillborn 1 Apr 1912.


2 Leonard Emery Cowgill b 15 Jun 1913, OH, d 20 Sep 1992, m 21 Apr 1934, Van Wert Co., Sarah Pauline Evans, b 2 Oct 1915, OH, d 7 Jun 2010, dau of David and Sarah Evans. Last address Ohio City, Van Wert Co., OH.

Children: known are – Donald, Barbara


1 Donald Leonard Cowgill


2 Barbara Lee Cowgill


3 George Augustus Cowgill b 19 Feb 1919, OH, d 15 Jan 1982, m 14 Jun 1942, Van Wert Co., OH, Mary Horther, b 22 Apr 1919, OH, d 24 Oct 2002, dau of John and Anna (Hirsch) Horther; div (George listed as "divorced" on death cert. Mary was in Tucson her last eight years. Both bur Woodland Cem., Van Wert, OH.

    Children: known are - Roger, Kathy


4 Ruby Emma Cowgill b 11 Jun 1925, OH, d 22 Jul 2016, m 5 Aug 1944, Van Wert Co., OH, Franklin Howard Doan, b 1926, d 28 Dec 2007.


5 Martha Ann Cowgill b 10 Jun 1849, Delaware Co., OH, d 23 Aug 1912, m 24 Feb 1869, Delaware, OH, by Rev J.S. Albright, Freelin Clay Lumbert, b 3 Apr 1843, Delaware, OH, d 14 Nov 1923 (from a cerebral hemorrhage), son of Chauncey and Susan (Nafus) Lumbert. Both bur Oak Grove Cem., Delaware Co., OH. Freelin had mentioned that he had lived all but 5 years of his life in Delaware Co., those other five years in Van Wert Co., OH. (See page 374, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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6 George W. Cowgill b 17 Jun (death cert has 5 May) 1854, Delaware Co., OH, d 30 Aug 1916, Franklin Co., m 11 Sep 1878, Franklin Co., Sarah Elizabeth Hunter, b 10 Jul 1859, OH, Franklin Co., OH, d 4 Dec 1935, dau of James and Mary Jane (Temple) Hunter. Franklin and Delaware Cos were combined earlier. Some confusion about the children: James is shown as age 1 on the 1880 census, but no further information; Mary is listed in Franklin Co. birth records, but no further information; the others are on the 1900 census, where Sarah is shown as having five children, four still alive. The 1910 census states five children, two still living.

Children: known are – James, John Thomas, Mary, Clara, Nellie, Minnie


1 James Cowgill b 3 Jun 1879, OH, d 6 Oct 1880.


2 John Thomas Cowgill b 13 Jun 1881, OH, d 5 Feb 1906 in/near Chicago (said to have been killed by a train).


3 Mary J. Cowgill b 16 Feb 1883, OH, d early?


4 Clara J. Cowgill b Feb 1884, OH. No further information.

Child: known is (presumed; listed as granddaughter with George and Sarah in 1910, mother shown as Clara Cowgill on death cert) -


1 Gladys Cowgill b 24 May 1903, OH, d 5 Jun 1910. Bur Dublin Cem.


5 Nellie M. Cowgill b 10 Apr 1890, OH, d 1969, m(1) 1 May 1907, Franklin Co., OH, Earl James Neill, b 1886, d 1941, son of Samuel Neill; m(2) 3 Aug 1948, Logan Co., OH, J. L. Davis.


6 Minnie Cowgill b Jun 1894, OH, d 1974, m 17 Nov 1917, Franklin Co., Charlie R. Dougherty, b 1891, OH, d 1949, son of George W. and Mary Dougherty.


2 Joseph Cowgill b 2 Jan 1778, NJ, d bef 1820, m Mary _____, b 1780s, d bef 1850. Joseph appears in early (1804/1805) Franklin Co. Commissioner’s records, and on Franklin Co. tax lists from 1807 to 1814. A History of Delaware County and Ohio (Chicago, O. L. Baskin & Co., 1880), in a passage on Indian relations, relates “not long after the arrivals in 1809, an Indian committed some depredation on Mr. Cowgill’s family.” The Indian was captured, but later released in a good-will gesture. Joseph served in the Ohio Militia from 25 Aug 1812 to 10 Oct 1812 during the War of 1812 as a private in Capt Mickey's Co of Spies. Mary appears as head of household in Sullivan Co., IN, in 1820. Joseph’s family taken from a document submitted by Joe Brody of MN (see Cowgill History, page 423).

Children: known are (order uncertain) – Betsy, John Beaty, George, William, Millinda, Clarinda, Almedia


1 Betsy (Elizabeth?) Cowgill, d early?


2 John Beaty Cowgill, d early (either John or George alive in 1820 on Sullivan Co. census). Apparently no family.


3 George S. Cowgill, d early (either John or George alive in 1820 on Sullivan Co. census). Apparently no family.


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4 William Junkins Cowgill b Jun 1800 (tombstone), OH, d 18 Nov 1847, m 14 Nov 1826, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN, Laura Ann Wallace, b 13 Aug 1807, OH, d 6 Sep 1868, IL, bur Naramor Cem., LaSalle, IL. The first record we have of Wm. J. and Laura Cowgill is their marriage record found in the early record books of Vigo County, IN. Death certificates of Arabella and Malinda state their parents' names as William Cowgill and Laura Wallace. William was in Sullivan Co., IN, in 1830, later in Vigo Co. His mother, Mary, was apparently with the family in 1830. Note: much of the following was compiled by Maxine Fullerton, who was brutally murdered 6 Jun 1980; in 1985 it was up-dated by her sister, Thelma Wortman. Sources: marriage records of Vigo Co., IN, and Livingston Co., IL; a slip of paper in Hallie's Bible - "Joseph Cowgill married Oct 5, 1846 Hannah Downey, daughter of Thomas and Elsey Downey"; records of Naramor Cem., LaSalle Co., IL.

Children: known are - Joseph, Phenia Roxanna, George Allen, Mary Almeda, Laura Alvira, Arabella, Malinda, Martha


1 Joseph Beaty Cowgill b 3 Aug 1827, IN, near Vincinnes, Knox Co., d 6 Nov 1892, Emporia, Lyon Co., KS, m(1) 5 Oct 1846, La Salle Co., IL, Hannah Downey, b 29 May 1832, IL, dau of Thomas and Elsey (Boggs) Downey (found in Bible); m(2) 29 Jan 1856 (or 27 Jan 1856?), Livingston Co., IL, Eunice Euphemia Hagaman, b 27 Oct 1834, New London, OH, d 25 Sep 1920, KS, dau of Cornelius and Harriet (Smith) Hagaman of Brighton, NJ. Joseph B. Cowgill and family lived at Peoria and Streator, IL, before moving to Emporia, KS, in 1878, where he sold real estate for an Illinois firm. Joseph was of medium height, slender, and had blue-grey eyes. Eunice had "snapping" brown eyes and after her husband had passed away, became an evangelistic preacher for the Free Methodist Church.

Children: known are – William Thomas, George, Wallace Smith, Hattie May, Walter


1 William Thomas Cowgill b 14 Mar 1849, IL, d 29 Aug 1926, Roosevelt, Kiowa Co., OK, m(1) 8 Mar 1886, Sedgwick Co., KS (lic bk C p404), Minnie Bell Furness (or Sayers), b 13 May 1865, Grant Co., IN, d 1898; m(2) 1 Jan 1899, Kingman Co., KS, as her 2nd husband, Lovenia J. (Sands) Paddock, b Jun 1859, OH, d 21 Feb 1918, Kenna, NM; m(3) Mary ___, b ca 1857 (marriages may not be in order). William Thomas joined the Army, enlisting Sep 1871, serving in Co C, 3rd Artillery Regiment. He was made a Cpl on 1 Mar 1874 and was discharged 23 Sep 1875. A farmer at the time of his enlistment, he was 5 feet 11 1/2 inches tall, slender build, with dark hair and grey eyes. He studied to be a lawyer and received his license to practice in Oklahoma Territory at Hobart, Oklahoma Territory, on 8 Oct 1902. William Thomas was a US Marshall for the north section of O.T. He was editor and publisher of several early day newspapers. In 1895 he is listed as a lawyer in Kingman Co., KS; by 1900, he was a newspaper editor in Woods Co., OK; in 1910/1920, a newspaper publisher and US Commissioner (1912) in Roosevelt Co., NM. Note: On the 1895 KS state census, William had Dora May 13 MO;Joseph F 7 KS;Henry L 5 KS;Thomas E 3 KS;Minnie B 2 KS. Is Dora a dau from an earlier marriage? Is Henry another son who d early?

Children: known are - Joseph, "Cressie" (son), Edward "Edd", Minnie, Arthur


1 Joseph Franklin Cowgill b 21 Jul 1887, KS, d 11 Sep 1971, Enid, OK. Joe was engaged to a beautiful girl. They had set their wedding date. While sewing on her wedding dress, she stuck her finger; it became infected, which turned to blood poisoning, and she died. Joe never married. He also was a newspaperman and typesetter. A small gentle man with a soft voice, he was much loved by his nieces. Joseph worked for his father as a typesetter in NM ca 1920.


2 Creston "Cressie" H. Cowgill b Aug 1889, KS, d at age 18(?) with yellow jaundice.


3 Thomas Edward "Edd" (also as Edison) Cowgill b 21 Jul 1890, Atchison, KS, d 14 Nov 1956, m 27 Nov 1912, Anadarko, Caddo Co., OK, Ethel Gibson, b 3 Jan 1898, TX, d 19 Aug 1948, OK, dau of James Calvin and Amanda Jane (Jones) Gibson.

Children: known are (was there a 2nd Shirley b ca 1918, d bef 1930?) – Rosa, Shirley, Margaret, Juanita


1 Rosa Evelyn Cowgill b ca 1914, OK


2 Shirley E. Cowgill b 10 Oct 1916, Jayton, Kent Co., TX, d 29 Aug 1918.


3 Amaleta Margaret Cowgill b 11 Aug 1921 in Kent Co., TX, m 15 Jan 1938, Tillman Co., OK, Ernest D. Medford.


4 Juanita Cowgill b 4 Sep 1924, Kent Co., TX, d 7 Sep 1924.


4 Minnie Bell Cowgill b Feb 1894, KS, m 9 Nov 1913, Dallas Co., MO, Joseph Leroy Hendrickson, b 18 Jun 1892, MO, d 22 May 1963, son of William Henry and Harriet Delilah (Powell) Hendrickson. Note: Joe Brody (see note under Joseph above) was descended from Minnie Bell.


5 (Rueben) Arthur Cowgill b ca 1895, KS. Rueben was adopted by a Senator Andrew; was married and had several children.


2 George D. Cowgill, d 13 Oct 1858, age 1y 11m 9d, bur Naramor Cem., LaSalle, IL.


3 Wallace Smith Cowgill b 29 Mar 1861, Peoria, IL, d 7 Aug 1944, Mooreland, OK (bur there), m(1) 27 Mar 1881, Emporia, KS, Emma Howard, an orphan, raised by Charles Miller, b 9 Apr 1862, Wilkes-Barre, PA, d 28 Feb 1895, Emporia, KS; m(2) 25 Mar 1896, Lyon Co., KS, Mary (Cramer) McMillan, b 11 Oct 1856, IL, d 21 Dec 1944, a widow of Daniel McMillan, with four children: Myrtle, Henry, Chloe, and Ross McMillan. (Note: have a (poor quality) copy of a photo of Wallace and Mary). Wallace was a big man, 6 feet 1 1/2 inches tall and about 200 pounds, not fat, just big with broad shoulders. He had brown hair, blue eyes, too, but half of their children had brown eyes. Wallace had a college education and was a good taxidermist. He farmed mostly, and in later life invented a striking machine. He followed the carnival shows with it. In the spring of 1900, on a snowy Tuesday, Wallace held a public sale at his farm, nine miles southwest of Allen, KS. He left KS the following week with three wagon loads of household goods and his family, for a farm located north of Curtis, OK, which he had purchased from a Mr. Charlie McNeal. It had a two room log house, with split logs showing inside and covered with drop siding on the outside.

Children: known are - Tessie May, Anna Euphemia "Phoebe", Lester Lee, Charles Miller, Howard Walter, Susie Eva, Boyd, child


1 Tessie May Cowgill b 22 May 1882, LeRoy, KS, d 1 Mar 1955, Medicine Lodge, KS, m 21 Nov 1906, Curtis, OK, Joseph Reed Fussell, b 11 Dec 1877, De Moines, IA, d 29 Sep 1957, Medicine Lodge, KS, son of Joseph B. and Mary (Crosley) Fussell. Joe and Tessie farmed most of their lives. They both had filed on land in Woodward County, OK, before they were married, but sold out early in their marriage. Tessie sold her claim to her father. Joe sold his to his older brother. (See page 431, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2 Anna Euphemia Cowgill b 9 Dec 1883, Le Roy, KS, d 2 May 1974, Wellington, KS, m 6 Mar 1906, Sedgwick Co., KS, Clyde William Avery, b 4 Jun 1880, Wichita, KS, d 8 Apr 1959, Milan, KS, son of George Nelson and Maggie (Munge) Avery. They farmed for years; then, in later life, they owned and operated a hotel - with a cream and poultry station attached, at Danville, KS. When health failed, they sold out and made their home at Milan, KS. Anna enjoyed making things with her hands, such as paper and cloth flowers, crocheting, tatting, and upholstry work. She loved flowers and usually had a large flower and vegetable garden. (See page 432, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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3 Lester Lee “Leon” Cowgill b 12 Nov 1885, KS, d 6 Apr 1972, Mooreland, OK, m ca 1924, as her 2nd husband, Grace G. (Sammons) Hamilton, b 27 Jan 1901, IL, d May 1976, dau of Thomas and Melissa Sammons; div? (Grace listed as "widow" in Decatur in 1940. Lester was in Decatur, IL, in 1930. Les was a hard worker and very seldom was without work. He was of medium height, slender, with dark hair and eyes - a man of his word. He talked of a daughter, but we don't know anything about her (Grace is shown with a dau from her 1st marriage). He lived alone most of his life.


4 Charles Miller Cowgill b 26 Dec 1887, KS, d 13 Feb 1965, Garden City, KS, m 18 Aug 1947, Nelle Fisher, b 1 Dec 1893, d Oct 1971, dau of Dean E. and Flora May (Avery) Fisher. Charles M. was named for his foster grandfather (Charles and Anna Miller raised Emma Howard). He was a rancher and wheat farmer in western Kansas, south of Garden City. Nelle was a cousin of Clyde Avery. Both bur Valley View Cem. No children.


5 Howard Walter Cowgill b 27 Dec 1889 (tombstone; World War I registration has 27 Dec 1890), Emporia, KS, d 8 Nov 1978, CO, m 25 Dec 1920, Satanta, KS, Beulah E. Munsey, b 2 Dec 1896, Cassville, MO, d 6 Mar 1983, CO. Howard and Beulah were farmers, living near Satanta, KS, and later moving to a farm between Seibert and Flagler, CO. Howard W. Cowgill, serial #3791986, was inducted into the Army 22 Jul 1918, and discharged 30 Jan 1919 (World War I vet?).

Children: known are - Myrtle Crystal, Earl Howard, Shirley Ann


1 Myrtle Crystal Cowgill b 2 Nov 1921, Garden City, KS, d 25 Feb 2001, m 8 Nov 1958, Albuquerque, NM, Jack F. Shaw, b 25 Jan 1922, Albuquerque, NM.


2 Earl Howard Cowgill b 16 Sep 1923, Garden City, KS, d 1 May 2002, m 14 Nov 1952, Llamar, CO, Leona Irene Scheidegger Peters, b 14 Aug 1916, d 25 Sep 2000. He was a farmer in eastern Colorado and Leona taught school. Earl, serial #37 713 941, was inducted into the Army 29 Nov 1944 and discharged 18 Aug 1946, a veteran of World War II. Bur Seibert Cem., Seibert, CO.


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3  Shirley Ann Cowgill (See page 434, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


6 Susie Eva Cowgill b 9 Oct 1892, Emporia, KS, d 14 Oct 1969, Wichita, KS, m 17 Jan 1912, Newton, KS, Joseph Dodd Grove, b 6 May 1890, North Star, OH, d 15 Jan 1973, Wichita, KS, son of Alva Curtis and Isadora (Howe) Grove. He was a trainman for the Sante Fe Railroad, working in Wichita, KS, where they lived all their married life. Susie was always happy; she could laugh at anything, even herself. (See page 434, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


7 Boyd Lenord Cowgill b 20 Jul 1893, Emporia, KS, d 21 Jan 1953, Seattle, WA, m(1) Monie R. ____, b ca 1894, KS; div 1923, CO (Monie remarried 16 Jul 1923, James Munkres); m(2) 26 Sep 1925, Pueblo, CO, Mary Wilma Hinshaw, b ca 1894, MO; div 1928, CO (Wilma remarried 21 Aug 1933, Colorado Springs, Harvey H. Wilson); m(3) 19 Sep 1929, Colorado Springs, as her 2nd husband, Mae L. (Moberly) Titus, b 10 Jun 1893, MO, d 14 May 1985, Seattle, age 91.


8 child Cowgill.


4 Hattie May Cowgill, dau of Joseph and Eunice, b 19 Apr 1869, d Nov 1922, m 1887, Samuel Jackson Umbarger, b 25 Jun 1859, Arcadis, TN, d 21 Apr 1948, son of Jonas and Ann (Smith) Umbarger. Sam and Hattie were farmers, living near Saffordville, KS. In later life, Hattie was an invalid and Grandmother Eunice lived with them to help Sam care for the home. Sam was a lover of "good horseflesh" and enjoyed a horse race any day. (See page 434, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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5 Walter B. Cowgill b 21 Nov 1874, Streator, IL, d 15 May 1953, St Joseph, MO, m(1) 7 May 1894, Emporia, KS, Annie Humphreys, b Feb 1875, KS, d 11 Apr 1957, St Louis, MO; m(2) a widow, Nora Elizabeth Cophenhaber, b 4 Apr 1874, MO, d 13 Oct 1958.

Children: known are - Richard Franklyn, Elsie Ruth, William Oliver, Hazel Adelia


1 Richard Franklyn Cowgill b 4 Dec 1894, KS, d 22 Jan 1957, m Daisy Belle Cochran Ingraham, b 16 Aug 1890, NY, d 12 Jan 1979, DC, dau of George Wesley and Eldora Sarah (Tourtellotte) Cochran.

Child: known is -


1 Marguerite Cowgill (See page 435, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2 Elsie Ruth Cowgill b 20 Sep 1896, KS, m 23 Oct 1920, Charles Leo Brown, d 5 Sep 1975, St Louis, MO. (See page 435, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3 William Oliver Cowgill b 4 Dec 1898, MO, d 2 Oct 1964, m ca 1923, Mollie F. Baine, b 14 Mar 1886, KS, d Oct 1972. They were farmers. No children.


4 Hazel Adelia Cowgill b 4 Sep 1900, d 28 Oct 1960, m 12 Oct 1919, E. L. Hanneman. (See page 435, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2 Phenia Roxanna Cowgill b ca 1830, IN, d 1855, m 25 Dec 1847, La Salle Co., IL, as his 2nd wife, John Coleman, b ca 1810, OH, of Eagle Town, LaSalle Co., IL. John married twice more.


3 George Allen Cowgill b ca 1832, IN, d early?


4 Mary Almedia Cowgill b 22 May 1834, IN, d 9 Nov 1906, Streator, IL, m 29 Dec 1853, Decatur, IL, Peter Wirick, b 27 Dec 1834, OH, d 6 Jun 1899, son of Peter and Olive (Baker) Wirick.


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5 Laura Alvira Cowgill b 18 Jan 1837, IN, d 14 Jul 1893, Emporia, KS, m 7 Feb 1861, Martin Van Buren Phillips, b 19 Oct 1837, Licking Co., OH, d 1 Jun 1887. Both bur Maple Grove Cem., Emporia, KS. M. V. B. Phillips was raised by relatives, as his parents died when he was about nine years old (1845 and 1846). Martin and Laura had only been married five months when Martin enlisted in the Union Army. He served in Co E, 26th Illinois Volunteer Infantry until captured and sent to Andersonville Prison. Like the other prisoners, he suffered from the elements, starvation, and lack of medical care. He wrote the book, Life and Death in Andersonville Prison, in which he described in detail the sufferings of all. When the officers in charge announced that all prisoners who could walk would be freed, Martin had water pumped over his arms and legs to get relief. This did so much good that he knew he would be able to walk out and be freed. Records indicate no children.


6 Arabella “Belle” Cowgill, dau of William and Laura, b 7 Jun 1839, IN, d 10 Mar 1911, Tulsa, OK, m(1) 30 Dec 1860, Livingston Co., IL, John N. Ingle, d; m(2) Chritton; m(3) Corbin. (See page 436, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


7 Malinda “Linda” Cowgill, dau of William and Laura, b 14 Feb 1842, IN, d 16 Apr 1912, Arkansas City, Cowley Co., KS, m(1) 22 Sep 1860, La Salle Co., IL, Maple Gregg, a Methodist circuit riding preacher, b ca 1837, PA, who d before 1868; m(2) 1868, Daniel J. Kennedy, who brought the family to KS. (See page 436, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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8 Martha (or Martha Roxana – census) Cowgill b ca 1844 (age 6 in 1850 census), IN. No further information.

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5 Millinda (or Malinda) Cowgill, dau of Joseph and Mary Cowgill, d early?


6 Clarinda Cowgill. Had 8 children – heirs: Sarah A. Still, Mary Metcalf, John M. Engle, William J. Engle, Hesekiah R. Engle, Joseph Lair Engle, Margaret Albee, Laura Lester. No further information.


7 Almedia Cowgill, d early?


3 Sarah Cowgill, dau of George and Ann (Slack) Cowgill, b 25 Jun 1779, NJ, d 17 Apr 1864, m John Jenkins, d before 1840. Sarah and John were in Delaware Co. very near brother Thomas Cowgill in 1830; she was there as an apparent widow in 1840/1850; and listed as age 81, b NJ, in Columbus in 1860. Sarah bur Green Lawn Cem., Columbus (index has father’s name George Cowgill).


4 Elizabeth Cowgill b 2 Apr 1782. No further information.


5 Mary Cowgill b 2 Jan 1786. No further information.


6 Ann Cowgill b 5 Sep 1787. No further information.


7 Acsah “Axey” Cowgill dau b 25 Mar 1789, NJ?, d before 1828 (?), m 9 Jun 1806, Franklin Co., OH, by Ezekiel Brown, J.P., Oliver Still, b ca 1780, d 1853, Delaware Co., OH. Oliver m(2) 17 Feb 1828, Ann Baker, a widow.


8 William Cowgill b 18 Sep 1790, NJ. No further information.


9 Daniel Morris Cowgill Sr b 11 Jan 1795 (1794-1877 tombstone inscription), Delaware Co., OH, d 6 Sep 1877, m(1) 16 Jan 1817, Nancy Findley, b 11 Sep 1798, d “very young”, dau of David and Mary (Yeats) Findley (also shown in some records "Finley"); m(2) 2 Nov 1837 (1839 on war record), Clarissa Judd Orton (marriage record shows her as Clarissa Judd - is this a 2nd marriage for her?), b 1791, CT, d 27 Mar 1878. Clarissa left a Will. Daniel Morris Cowgill settled in Delaware Co., OH, in 1811; he served in the War of 1812 as a private in Capt Elias Murray's Co, OH Volunteer Cavalry Militia, including service in Canada and as the bodyguard for Gen Duncan McArthur (from his pension applic dated 1 Apr 1871); he also applied, in 1851 and 1855, for bounty land warrants based on his military service. Daniel and Clarissa bur Oakwood Grove Cem., Brown Twp, Delaware Co.

Children: known are - David, Nancy, William, Martha, Daniel Morris Jr, Sarah Ann, Andrew


1 David Cowgill b 25 Apr 1819, d 6 Dec 1844 (one son of Daniel Morris Cowgill was killed by a falling tree; was it David?), m 4 Jul 1843, Delaware Co., by Benjamin Pope MG, Lydia High, b 1821, PA, dau of Mary High. David bur Oak Grove Cem.

Child: known is -


1 Mary Ellen Cowgill b 1844. Lydia and child living in Troy Twp on 23 Sep 1850 census. Guardianship papers for Mary Ellen signed 21 Dec 1857 (Samuel Rheem, S. Latimer, and Paul Randell appointed guardians, posting $1000 bond).


2 Nancy Cowgill b 7 May 1822, d 2 Aug 1883, m 1 Dec 1842, Charles Heller (also shown as Havens), b 1814, d 1895, by David Warnock, MG. (See page 375, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3 William Cowgill b (?), was killed by a wagon. Is he the child d Oct 1828, bur in Oak Grove Cem.?


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4 Martha Cowgill b 25 Oct 1826, d 14 Mar 1913, m 21 Jun 1849, Delaware, OH, Elihu Thurston, b 4 Dec 1824, Granville, OH, d 1 Jun 1891 (by being thrown from a carriage two weeks before), son of Johnson and Julia (Everett) Thurston of Centerburg, OH. Elihu was a farmer in Kalida, OH, a member of the church called "New Light"; a man of liberal views, he published his faith in a pamphlet entitled, "How does the Blood of the Innocent Suffice for and Effect the Regeneration of the Guilty". He built a church for those of his faith, and had it ready for occupancy in 1885. Margaret (Cowgill) Thurston was a cheerful lady, member of the Methodist Church, and wrote: -- "Our sons neither drink tea, coffee, whiskey, beer, nor smoke or chew tobacco; neither does their father nor myself." (Thurston Genealogies). Martha bur Centerburg Cem. (See page 376, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


5 Daniel Morris Cowgill Jr b 7 Nov 1828, Delaware Co., OH, d 12 May 1923, m 29 May 1851, Eliza W. Allgire, b 1827, near Canal, Winchester, Fairfield Co., OH, d 1 Sep 1899, aged 73y 9m. Both bur Oak Grove Cem. Daniel served in the Civil War, enlisting in 1864 (100 days), Co H, 145th Regiment, Ohio Vol Infantry. Daniel is listed as a farmer in the 1897 Los Angeles City Directory (there in 1920 census, but with son John in OH in 1910). He applied for an invalid pension 28 Jul 1890 from Ohio. Much of the information on Daniel’s family was provided by was received from Brooks W. Cowgill and his sister Kathleen R. Fultz, with the exception of a few facts gleaned from census and other court records, and from Robert M. Cowgill.

Children: known are - William, John Morris, Charles Christie, Mary, Celina, Clarissa


1 William Lewis Cowgill b 14 Mar 1852, d 30 Oct 1873, bur Oak Grove Cem. Death cert has "married".


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2 John Morris Cowgill b 3 Jun 1853, OH, d 14 Aug 1937, m 2 Oct 1877, Celia A. Sheets, b 3 Mar 1852, OH, d 10 Apr 1932, dau of Benjamin and Mary (Hagerman) Sheets. (Celia was reared by her father's 2nd wife and after the death of 2nd wife, by the sister of 2nd wife, Nancy (Yeats) Sheets, who was 1st cousin of Daniel Morris Cowgill's wife, their father and mother, being brother and sister!). Both bur Oak Grove Cem., Delaware Co.

Children: known are - Howard Morris, Benjamin Ross, Lucy Viola


1 Howard Morris Cowgill b 5 Oct 1880, d 20 Apr 1956, m 24 Dec 1902, Carrie E. (Bargill) Walter, b 12 Feb 1881, OH, d 28 Mar 1970, dau of Isaac Scott and Hannah (Jenkins) Walter. Both bur Oak Grove Cem.

Children: known are - Orpha Louise, Robert Morris


1 Orpha Louise Cowgill b 8 Oct 1904, OH, d 11 Oct 1994, m 5 Oct 1940, Delaware Co., OH, Gaylord Orland Barrows, b 22 Apr 1908, d 6 Sep 1987. (See page 377, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2 Robert Morris Cowgill b 18 Jul 1910, d 17 Feb 2002, m 16 Jul 1933, Columbus, OH, Virginia F. Kemper, b 23 May 1908, Germantown, OH, d 18 Feb 1985, dau of Dr Peter Allen and Laura Gertrude (Hefner) Kemper.

Children: known are – Kemper, James


1 Kemper Morris Cowgill


2 James Allen Cowgill


2 Benjamin Ross Cowgill b 28 May 1886, d 21 Dec 1961, in England on his last trip there. Single. Benjamin was a Professor of History. After he retired from teaching, he spent some years in Scotland, finding the origination of the name "Cowgill". It was traced to a small village in Scotland, he said. In the village was a family of Gill's, and outside the village on a farm was another family of Gills. Mail and conversation seemed to get the families mixed up, finally ending with "I mean the family of Gills that have cows." So it was understood the farmer finally was known as "Cowgill". (Note: later research in Yorkshire, England, shows he was misled!). Benjamin bur Oak Grove Cem.


3 Lucy Viola Cowgill b 26 Jan 1890 (tombstone has 1889), d 16 Oct 1968, m 8 Oct 1919, Delaware Co., Albert B. Carrico, b 1883, TN; div. Lucy bur Oak Grove Cem.


3 Charles Christie Cowgill b 31 Mar 1856, d 26 Nov 1927, Delaware Co., OH, m 28 Oct 1879, Margaret Elvira Darrah, b 10 Jul 1856, OH, d 1 Dec 1931, dau of Samuel and Elizabeth (Young) Darrah. Charles (as “C. C.”) shown as a US soldier in 1900; Maggie as a farmer. Both bur Oak Grove Cem.

Children: known are – Herbert, Homer, Paul


1 Herbert Raymond Cowgill b 3 Jul 1882, OH, d 3 May 1970, m 21 Feb 1924, Delaware Co., Mary Julia Ropp, b 28 Jan 1895, d 12 Oct 1961, dau of John M. and Anna Ropp. Both bur Oak Grove Cem. Apparently no children.


2 Homer Ellis Cowgill b 15 Feb 1886, d 12 Jan 1970, m 10 Apr 1913, Kathryn Pearl Miller, b 30 Oct 1885, OH, d 8 May 1975. Both bur Oak Grove Cem.

Children: known are – Kathleen, Brooks


1 Kathleen Ruth Cowgill b 31 Jan 1915, m 7 Dec 1937, James Roscoe Fultz. (See page 377, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2 Brooks Winfield Cowgill b 4 Mar 1918, d 16 Apr 1991, m 15 Jun 1941, Virginia Irene Main, b 30 Aug 1920, OH, d 6 Mar 2017. Brooks was a veteran of World War II.

Children: known are – Sandra, Diana, Joyce


1 Sandra Jean Cowgill (See page 378, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2 Diana Sue Cowgill


3 Joyce Elaine Cowgill


3 Paul Stanley Cowgill b 1 Apr 1889, d Dec 1965, m Geneva Chapman, b 3 Sep 1888, TN, d 6 Jul 1935, dau of Columbus and Armenta (Alexander) Chapman. Paul served in the US Army during World War I, enlisting 14 Jun 1918, honorably discharged 1 Feb 1919. Geneva bur Rushsylvania Cem., Logan Co., OH.


4 Mary Louisa Cowgill b 13 Apr 1859, d 11 Mar 1926, m 24 Oct 1883, David Lackey, b 1859, d 1931. Both bur Cheshire Cem. (See page 378, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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5 Celina Cora "Sina" Cowgill b 28 Jun 1861, d 10 Nov 1906, m 11 Mar 1884, Frank E. Ferguson, b 27 Jun 1860, d 29 Jun 1917. They lived in Van Wert Co. (See page 379, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


6 Clarissa Judorton Cowgill b 24 Apr 1866, d 24 Feb 1943, m 24 Apr 1890, William Wallace Ferguson, b 1 Aug 1863, d 5 Feb 1945, son of Eli Ferguson. Both bur Oak Grove Cem. (See page 379, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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6 Sarah Ann Cowgill b 12 Jan 1831 (tombstone), d 15 Jan 1913, m 26 Apr 1848, Josiah Bulen, b 22 Sep 1823, England, d 13 Oct 1896, son of William Bulen. In 1878, her name was shown in a document (Note: this must refer to step-mother Clarissa’s will – see above) as Sarah Ann Rowland (Note: this must refer to someone else; Sarah Bulen listed as a widow in Columbus in 1900).


7 Andrew Cowgill b 7 Oct 1832, OH, d 26 Jan 1924, m(1) 6 Mar 1856, Franklin Co., OH, Alice Bulen, b 5 Feb 1836, Canada, d 8 Feb 1895, aged 59y 11m 27d; m(2) 5 Oct 1897, Morrow Co., Mary Bush Starr, b 1 Nov 1830, VT, d 5 Mar 1930. Andrew and both wives bur Oak Grove Cem.

Children: known are – William, Eva, Mary Alma, dau, Lilly, Horace


1 William McKee Cowgill b 22 Jul 1857, d 6 Sep 1857, bur Oak Grove Cem.


Eva Lucretia Cowgill b 24 Jul 1859, d 12 Jun 1871, bur Oak Grove Cem.


3 Mary Alma Cowgill b 19 Jul 1862, OH, d 14 Jan 1927, m 4 Oct 1883, Delaware Co., Harry E. Mayfield, b Dec 1861, OH, d 25 Aug 1905, son of James W. and Anna E. Mayfield. In Columbus in 1900.


4 dau Cowgill b 26 Nov 1867, prob d in infancy.


5 Lilly (also as Lydia A.) Elnora Cowgill b 11 Jul 1870, d 9 Dec 1958, m 5 Feb 1896, Delaware Co., OH, Clyde Adolphus Welch, b 4 Jun 1869, WI, d 23 Sep 1921, son of Girard "Judd" and Marietta (Reiss) Welch.


6 Horace Edwin Cowgill b 19 Nov 1872, d 23 Jan 1895 (the death cert shows either 25 or 28 Jan), aged 22y 2m 4d, bur Oak Grove Cem.


10 George Cowgill, son of George and Ann (Brown) Slack Cowgill, b 26 Jan 1797, Franklinton or Marietta, OH, d 2 Oct 1860, Albion, Marshall Co., IA, m 25 Apr 1822, Elizabeth "Eliza" Ann Dunham, b 20 Jan 1806, Conway, Hampshire Co., MA, d 18 May 1858, Cheshire, Delaware Co., OH, bur Berlin -Chesire Cem., Berlin Twp, dau of Harlock and Elizabeth (Haskins) Dunham.

Children: known are - Henry, George, Mary, Jane, Elizabeth


1 Henry Clinton Cowgill b 27 Mar 1823, Delaware Co., OH, d 21 Aug 1896, Albion, Marshall Co., IA, m 25 Apr 1847, Delaware Co., OH, Sarah "Jane" Hannah Thurston, a twin, b 26 Apr 1829, Granville, Licking Co., OH, d 29 Jul 1914, Albion, IA, dau of Reuben Harris and Mary Morse (Brooks) Thurston. Henry was a farmer, stock dealer, and JP. A quote from Mrs. Cowgill (Thurston Genealogies): "So far as I know, there never has been a drunkard among my own or husbands's relations, and in my own family there are none who use tobacco. Our labors have secured a moderate competency; the prophet's prayer has been answered to us, 'Give me neither poverty nor riches.'" Henry kept a journal which is extant.

Children: known are - George, Henry Ernest, Franklin "Frank", Rosa, Nellie May


1 George Thurston Cowgill, County Supt of Schools (Grundy Co.) and farmer, b 28 Oct 1848, Delaware Co., OH, d 5 Aug 1933, Albion, IA, m 11 Jan 1874, Philena "Lena" Post, b 9 Nov 1848, near Mansfield, OH, d 22 Aug 1898.

Children: known are – Rovernie, Orta, Julia


1 Rovernie "Vernie" Gladdys Cowgill b 11 Nov 1876, IA, d 12 Jun 1963, Waterloo, IA, m 9 Jul 1913, Albert Lea, MN, Elmer Madison Gaige, b 1871, NY, d 1957. (See page 380, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2 Orta Idessa Cowgill b 13 Aug 1881, IA, d 1962, m 13 Aug 1912, Waterloo, IA, Harvey A. Smith, b ca 1879, IA, son of Orange and Louise Smith. In 1920, Harvey shown with sister-in-law Vernie and family, Orta as an inmate in the Black Hawk Co. (IA) County Home and Farm; Orta in the Home for the Insane in 1930.


3 Julia L. Cowgill b 22 Jun 1883, d 29 Jul ____ (early, before 1885).


2 Ernest "Ernie" Henry Cowgill b 2 Dec 1851, Delaware, OH, d 16 Dec 1874, Albion, IA.


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3 Frank Brooks Cowgill (Ph. B., MA., D.D., author, poet, minister, scholar, poet laureate of Lincoln Fellowship Soc., Los Angeles, CA) b 2 Jun 1856, Delmar, Clinton Co., IA, d 20 Aug 1953, Huntington Park, CA, m 17 Oct 1882, Plainview, Wabasha, MN, Lillian Ida Hall, b 6 Aug 1858, d 23 Jun 1927, Los Angeles, CA, dau of George R. and Electa A. (Austin) Hall. Frank was a graduate of Iowa State Univ, valedictorian, joined the MN Conference and had a charge, 1889, in Northfield, MN; for 41 years he was a Methodist minister in MN and CA. In a letter he wrote in 1930, stating "besides George, a Yale Prof., two of my sons, one, a prominent physician (Los Angeles, CA), the other a business man in L.A., are near me. Am living with daughter who never married." Is Frank bur Northfield City Cem. near son Arthur?

Children: known are - Charles, Nina, Arthur, George Raymond, Frank


1 Charles Hall Cowgill, physician-surgeon, b 2 Jul 1884, Spring Valley, MN, d 3 Aug 1952, m 4 Nov 1908, Redwood Falls, MN, Julia Tenney, b 10 Jun 1884, Redwood Falls, d 10 Apr 1967, dau of William Pitts and Alvira (Colby) Tenney. Dr Cowgill's career (as printed in the 1952-53 edition of Who's Who in Los Angeles County, by Alice Catt Armstrong): Pvt. med. practice, Iroquois, Kingsbury Co., SD, 1908 - 24; est. Huntington Park, CA, res. Feb 1924 -33; assoc. Dr Verne C. Crowl, 1928-; partnership, med. surg. Drs. Cowgill and Crowl, Mar 1933-; chief of staff, Mission Hosp., Huntington Park, 1940; St Francis Hospital, Lynwood, CA, 1948. Selective Service Bd., Kingsbury Co., SD, World War I. Res: Huntington Park and Manhattan Beach, CA.

Children: known are – Lois, Dorothy, Nina


1 Lois Lorene Cowgill b 14 Feb 1912, Kingsbury, SD, d Mar 1978, m J. P. Magee. Lois a student in Seattle in 1930.


2 Dorothy Tenney Cowgill b 11 Aug 1913, Minneapolis, MN, m(1) 13 Sep 1935, Des Moines, IA, Arthur David Hays Jr, b May 1912, MN, d Dec 1970; m(2) 8 May 1971, Palm Desert, CA, Wilton Wilton, b ca 1911.


3 Nina Jayne Cowgill b 29 Aug 1918, South Gate, SD, d 11 Jan 1994, m 10 Jun 1940, Los Angeles, Jesse E. Shackelton, b ca 1912.


2 Nina Florence Cowgill b 3 Dec 1885, Rochester, MN, d 14 Mar 1972, Los Angeles. Single.


3 Arthur Cowgill b 5 Apr 1888, Rochester, MN, d 17 Aug 1889. Bur Northfield City Cem., Rice Co., MN.


4 George Raymond Cowgill, physiologist, biochemist, nutritionist, b 8 Feb 1893, Hamline, St Paul, MN, d 12 Apr 1973, m(1) 7 Sep 1922, Covina, CA, Alice May Fessler, b 12 Dec 1896, UT, d 1 Dec 1957, CT, aged 61y; m(2) 31 Mar 1959, Grace Cutting Deuel, (See Who's Who in America, by Marquis, Vols 30-34, in CT yrs 1958 thru 67, or later), b 28 Oct 1897, CA, d 28 Aug 1973. Last address Orange Co., CA. Was an award-winning professor of physiological chemistry and nutrition at Yale (1930/1940s). Claimed on his passport applic that he served during WW I in France.

Child: known is -


1 Barbara Jean Cowgill


5 Frank Hubert Cowgill b 12 Jul 1896, Hamline, St Paul, MN, d 4 Feb 1986, AZ, m 17 Jul 1923, by his father, in the Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, CA, Henriette Junken Dickey, b 28 May 1897, Westminster, CA, d 26 Nov 1989, dau of Cornelius Walborn and Eva Marion (Wallace) Dickey. Frank was BA, Stanford Univ; Secy-Treas. of Helm Bakeries, Los Angeles, CA for 34 years.

Children: known are – Annette, Frank Brooks II


1 Annette Lorraine Cowgill b 8 Feb 1927, CA, d 21 Sep 2012, m 26 May 1951, Los Angeles, Ernest Brison Tucker of Scottsdale, AZ, both graduates, Univ of AZ.


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2 Frank Brooks Cowgill II


4 Rosa "Rose" Lucia Cowgill b 28 Feb 1858, Delmar, IA, d 22 May 1933, m 4 Jun 1881, Charles Wesley Post, artist, b 22 Feb 1857, OH. (See page 382, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


5 Nellie May Cowgill b 6 Jul 1863, Albion, IA, d 11 Apr 1923, Albion, IA, m 22 Dec 1886, Albion, Forrest Evans Smith, b 26 Mar 1855, Belle Plane, Benton Co., IA, d 7 May 1922, Albion, son of Charles D. and Mary Ann (Cooper?) Smith. (See page 382, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2 George Washington (known as "Wash") Cowgill, 2nd son of George and Elizabeth (Dunham) Cowgill, b 22 Jun 1826, Delaware Co., OH, d 4 Jul 1895, Albion, IA, m 1 Jan 1846, Delaware Co., OH, Phoebe Jane Randolph, b 3 Apr 1827, PA, d 3 Jun 1904, Gladbrook, bur Albion, dau of David and Elizabeth Randolph. An article in the Marshalltown Times Republican, dated 29 Oct 1930, detailed some of the travails of this family (excerpts in Cowgill History, page 384).

Children: known are - Elizabeth, Charles, Henry


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1 Elizabeth "Eliza" Ann Cowgill b 2 Mar 1847, Delaware Co., d 19 Feb 1917, Albion, m 24 Feb 1867, Marshall Co., IA, John Byron McRill, b 21 Jun 1843, Seneca Co., OH, d 27 Nov 1925, Marshall Co., IA, bur Albion, son of Dr Robert and Leannah (Bare) McRill. (See page 385, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2 Charles Clisbee Cowgill b 20 Jan 1852, Delaware Co., OH, d 18 Sep 1909, Albion, m 24 Dec 1875, Albion, Mary Emma Parke, b 4 Dec 1856, Mt Morris, IL, d 21 Aug 1932, Albion, dau of John and Rebecca (Zeigler) Parke (also as Parks).

Children: known are – Bessie, Frank, Hazel


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1 Bessie May Cowgill b 8 Sep 1878, IA, d 18 Apr 1953, IA, m 6 Mar 1901, Perry Hayes Springer, b 27 Jan 1877, Stark Co., IL, d 18 May 1940, Albion.


2 Frank Wilbur Cowgill b 27 Sep 1883 (or 1882?), d 29 Aug 1954, Altadena, CA, bur there, m 7 Sep 1910, Russell, IA, Stella Werts, b 28 Jun 1889, Russell, IA, d 26 Jun 1974, CA, dau of John Quincy and Melvina (Davis) Werts. Frank was an M. D.

Children: known are – Carroll, Colin


1 Carroll Dee Cowgill b 8 Jun 1911, IA, d 3 Jun 1998, m 28 Jun 1941, Alhambra, CA, Adelle Florence Bradford, b 29 Sep 1907 (also as 1900 and 1901), Alberta, Canada, d 21 Jan 1985. Last address La Puente, Los Angeles Co., CA. Family?


2 Colin Charles Cowgill b 23 Feb 1917, IA, d 26 Apr 2009, m 9 Aug 1949, Lake Co., IN, Mary Madeline Scully, b 9 May 1919, IN, d 14 Jul 2016. Colin received a BS from the University of Iowa in 1940. He retired as a supervisor for US Steel Gary Works, where he worked for 42 years. He received a US patent in 1965 for his work on an automated process for cooling of ingots utilizing infrared sensors.

   Children: known are - Carol, Colette, David


3 Hazel Pearl Cowgill b 5 Mar 1891, Albion, d 23 Oct 1963, Marshalltown, IA, m 21 Jan 1914, Albion, Kersey Daniel Packer, b 4 Jan 1889, Marietta, IA, d 13 Feb 1968, Marshalltown, son of John Thomas and Ruth (Atkinson) Packer, who came to Marietta Twp, Marshall Co., IA, in 1870. Both bur Albion. (See page 386, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3 Henry C. Cowgill b 5 Feb 1854, Delaware Co., OH, d 17 Jan 1932 (suicide, had cancer), Albion, m 17 Jan 1878, Addie Mitchell, b 29 Sep 1856, WI, d 12 Nov 1908, Ainsworth, NE, dau of George and Eliza O. (Rose) Mitchell.

Children: known are - Mamie, George


1 Mamie Orilla Cowgill b 28 Jun 1879, Marshall Co., d 9 Jul 1926, m 21 Dec 1898, Clyde Antoine Rolston, b 24 Jun 1875, Albion, IA, d 1971, Lived in Cherry Co., NE. (See page 386, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2 George Worth Cowgill b 7 Oct 1894, Albion, d 14 Mar 1963, Marshalltown, IA, m(1) 24 Dec 1914, Marshall Co., Ellen M. Peterson, b ca 1898, IA, dau of Peter Peterson; div; m(2) 2 Nov 1918, Hardin Co., IA, Ethel Blanche Castell, b ca 1898, dau of George Castell; div (Ethel remarried 5 Nov 1919, William M. Elliott, and 15 Apr 1921, Burley A. Mills). George remarried Ethel 18 Sep 1920 (between her other marriages), Rock Island Co., IL. Child: known is - 


1  Blanche Helen Cowgill b 1920, d 11 Apr 1920, Albion, IA.


3 Mary Emily Cowgill, dau of George and Elizabeth (Dunham) Cowgill, b 26 Sep 1833, Delaware Co., OH, d 20 Jun 1905, Hartington, Cedar Co., NE, m 30 Jan 1851, Delaware Co., OH, Alfred Havens, b 22 Jun 1830, Berkshire, Delaware Co., OH, d 6 Jun 1893, Wausa, Knox Co., NE. (See page 389, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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4 Jane Elizabeth Cowgill b 14 Jan 1837, Delaware Co., OH, d 17 Oct 1896, Marshalltown, IA, m 20 Mar 1856, Delaware Co., Daniel Havens, brother of Alfred Havens above, b 2 May 1832, d 17 Mar 1908, Marshalltown, IA, son of Jesse and Mary (Brockman) Havens. (See page 390, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


5 Elizabeth Anna "Annie" Cowgill b 3 Aug 1844, Delaware Co., OH, d 10 Aug 1917, Hastings, Nance Co., NE, m 17 Sep 1861, David W. Randolph (brother of Phoebe Jane, wife of George Washington Cowgill), b 21 May 1838, Delaware Co., OH, d 30 Jan 1930, Nance Co., NE. (See page 390, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


11 Mary Jane Cowgill, youngest child of George and Ann (Brown) Slack Cowgill, b 4 Jul 1799, d 5 Jan 1863, m 19 Mar 1818, Joseph Cronkleton, b 20 Jul 1792, d 29 Aug 1847, son of Joseph and Mary (Craig) Cronkleton. Both bur Cronkleton Cem., Liberty Twp, Delaware Co.

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