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Henry Cowgill, first son of John and Rachel (Baker) Bunting Cowgill, b 1704, Bensalem Twp, Bucks Co., PA, d 1769, m(1) 4 Jun 1724, Burlington MM, New Jersey, Mary Boulton, dau of Edward and Sarah (Pancoast) Boulton, b 1706, Mansfield Twp, Burlington Co., NJ, d before 1741; m(2) 24 Mar 1741-2, Nottingham MM, Province of PA, Alice Pain (Payne), b 22 Oct 1720, PA, dau of Josiah and Martha (Sheppard) Pain. George Payne, brother of Alice, married Rachel Cowgill, dau of Henry by his first marriage. Eleazer Cowgill, youngest brother of Henry, married Martha Payne, sister of Alice and George. Henry’s will, written in Fawn Twp, York Co., PA, and filed for probate 1 Sep 1769, named his wife and all of his children.

The minutes of various Monthly Meetings contain some very interesting facts about Henry and his family. Some were staunchly devout Quakers until death. Yet the records show that others were dismissed from the church for cause, both for minor "worldly" misdeeds and for some very immoral acts. Henry himself liked to drink, and was disowned 15 Jan 1755 by Nottingham MM for "drinking to excess". However, his wife and children remained in the Society. Later, a few began to drift away or were dismissed for marrying out of the faith, etc. Today, descendants of Henry may still be found in the Society of Friends!

Children: known are - Sarah, Rachel, Henry, Lydia, Eleanor "Ellen", John, Alice

1  Sarah Cowgill, of Salisbury Twp of Bucks Co., PA, b 28 Feb 1725 (recorded 28d 2m 1725 under Duck Creek, Murderkill, and Camden MM), d ca 1783 (will proved 23 Aug 1783; could this be Sarah, dau of Thomas on page 10? Both were in the same area at the same time).

    Note: Sarah and Rachel Cowgill, daus of Henry and Mary (Boulton) Cowgill, were named in their grandmother's (Sarah Pancoast Boulton) Will, NJ, dated 25 Feb 1740-1; proved 15 Dec 1744.


2  Rachel Cowgill b 1729, d 16 Aug 1816, m 26d 3m 1752 (26 Mar 1752), Nottingham MM, George Payne (brother to her step-mother), b 4d 10m 1728 (4 Oct 1728), d 1801, Berkeley Co., VA, son of Josiah and Martha (Sheppard) Payne. George and Rachel were received at Hopewell MM in 1777; he was a farmer in Berkeley Co., VA (WV), bur Hopewell Friends Cem., Frederick Co., VA. Rachel’s brother, John, was co-executor, with son George Payne and Rachel of George’s will (Will Book 3:363) dated 23 Jan 1801, probated 23 Feb 1801. Henry Cowgill was a witness. Rachel transferred membership to New Hope MM in Greene Co., TN, in 1805. She died at the home of a dau in Washington Co., and was bur in the Quaker cem at New Hope MM. (See page 34, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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3  Henry Cowgill b ca 1735, Nottingham, MD, d 15 Dec 1815, Columbiana, OH, m 19 Mar 1761, in East Nottingham Meeting House, Ruth Johnson, b 28 Feb 1739, d 1816, dau of James and Ruth Johnson of W. Nottingham Twp, Chester Co., Province of PA. Henry's Will, dated 21 Nov 1815, filed in Columbiana, named his wife and all of his children, with the exception of Rachel who d in VA in 1791. Date of death for Ruth has not been found; she was living at the time of Henry's death. One record has Henry bur at Elkrun Friends Cem.


    According to the Quaker records, Henry and his family transferred from Deer Creek MM, Harford Co., MD, to Hopewell MM, Frederick Co., VA, 2 May 1774. On 28 Sep 1774, Henry bought 98 acres on Back Creek (Frederick Co. Deed Book 2, p 270). Henry and his family lived in Frederick Co., VA, during the Revolutionary War, at which time his younger brother John was in service three years in the Virginia Continental Line. Henry appears on Frederick Co. personal property tax lists from 1783 until 1790, and in the land tax books from 1782 through 1803 (tax records start in 1782). The family transferred membership from Hopewell MM to Crooked Run MM (Culpeper Co., VA), 2 May 1791. It was here their dau Rachel died 26 Jul 1791. On 17 Dec 1792, Henry purchased 150 acres near Great Fork of the Rappahannock (Culpeper Co. Deed Book R:171); he appears on Culpeper Co. tax lists from 1792, when sons James and Isaac are included with him (son Henry was still in Frederick Co.), until 1803. In 1804 they moved to Columbiana Co., OH.

Children: known are - James, Mary, Ruth, Henry, Rachel, Isaac, John, Thomas, Sarah, Caleb


1  James Cowgill b 26 Apr 1762, Deer Creek MM, Stony Run, MD, d 25 Nov 1839, Columbiana Co, OH, m(1) 13 Nov 1793, “at public meeting at Stafford”, VA, Charlotte Holloway, b 18 Jan (or Aug?) 1776, VA, d 28 Mar 1819, Columbiana Co. OH, dau of John and Margaret (Buck) Holloway of Stafford Co., VA; m(2) 20 Jun 1821, by Charles Hale Cr., at Carmel MM, as her 2nd husband, Sarah (Fowler) Elliott, b 25 Dec 1785, MD, dau of James and Mary (Ogborn) Fowler. James had moved from Frederick to Culpeper Co. with his parents in 1792, and he appears on Culpeper Co. tax lists through 1799; on 16 May (recorded 20 Jun) 1796, he purchased approximately 100 acres in the county (Deed Book S:458/9), which he sold (“land whereon he now dwells”) in 1799 (Deed Book U:488). On 8 Mar 1800, James and family were received at Cedar Creek MM, Hanover Co., VA, on a certificate from Southland MM dated 1 Jan 1800. James appears on the Hanover Co. personal property tax list in 1804, and on county land tax lists from 1801 to 1805 (taxed on 1641/2 acres purchased from Thomas Chisholm). The land tax list of 1806 notes that James sold his property to William Morris within the past year. The family moved to OH in 1804, transferring membership from Cedar Creek MM to Middleton MM.

Children: known are - Rachel, Abigail, John, James Simpson, Joel, Lemuel Crew, Margaret, Israel, Eliza, David, Lewis, Evan Thomas, Jonathan, Charlotte


1  Rachel Cowgill b 18 Oct 1794, Cedar Creek MM, VA, d 13 May 1874, m 18 Jan 1815, Middletown MM, Columbiana Co., OH, James Crew Stanley Jr, b 13 Sep 1792, d 18 Jul 1843, son of James Crew and Mary (Jones) Stanley. Lived in Mahoning Co., OH. (See page 38, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2  Abigail Cowgill b 16 Oct 1796, Hanover Co., VA, d 28 Mar 1867, Mahaska Co., IA, m 23 Feb 1820, Carmel MM, Columbiana Co., OH, by Charles Hale Cr., William Scott, a miller, b 16 May 1796, Loudoun Co., VA, d 17 Jun 1847, Columbiana Co., OH, son of Benjamin and Sarah (Randall) Scott of same place. Abigail moved to IA in 1847/9, in Henry Co. several years, then to Mahaska Co. (See page 39, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  John Cowgill b 21 Aug 1798, Frederick Co., VA (recorded in Cedar Creek MM), d 21 May 1869, age 70y 9m (Bible Record), IN, m 22 Jul 1819, Carmel MM, Columbiana Co., OH, Sarah Scott, b 1 Nov 1801, VA, d 9 Jun 1892, Bates Co., MO (age 91y, outlived ALL her children), dau of Benjamin and Sarah (Randall) Scott, Columbiana Co., OH, sister to William Scott, who married John's sister, Abigail Cowgill. John was dismissed from the Quakers in 1821. Sarah apparently remained in good standing until 1843. John moved to IN in 1827; he was in Warren Co., IN, 1840 to after 1850, then in Vermillion Co. After John's death, Sarah lived with son James and wife Barbara. James moved his family and mother by covered wagon from Newton Co., IN, to Butler, Bates Co., MO, in the late 1860's, where they lived the rest of their lives. After James' death, Sarah continued to live with Barbara until her death (but shown with dau Sarah on 1880 census). Note: the 1840 census shows a male 5/10 – was there another son who d early? Not located on 1830 census.

Children: known are - Charlotte, Joseph, Ann, Lucinda, James, Eliza, Hiram, Sarah


1  Charlotte Cowgill b 12 Oct 1820, OH, d 1857, m 31 Dec 1840, MM at Warren Co., IN, David Linton. Charlotte was dismissed from the Quakers in 1842 for “joining another society”. Not located on 1850 census.


2  Joseph Cowgill b 24 Apr 1822, OH, d ca 1885, m(1) 15 Dec 1842, Fulton Co., IN, Sarah Criteser, b 1824, d 15 Mar 1846, age 21y 9m 18d, bur Davis Cem., Warren Co.; m(2) 15 Aug 1847, Warren Co., IN, as her 2nd husband, Lovica "Lovey" (Bennett) Speaks, b 1821, DE, d 14 Oct 1887, age 61y 1m 5d, bur Kirkwood, Warren Co., IL. On the 1850 census, Warren Twp, Warren Co., IN, Joseph Cowgill and his family are enumerated, including his sister-in-law, Nancy Bennett (Lovica had two other sisters, Susan and Catherine). On page 90, 18 Jul 1860 census, Joseph and family are listed in Independence, Warren Co., IN.

Children: known are - George, Marcellus W., Newton Jasper, Susan M., Rudolphus Lynn, Sarah Anna


1  George Cowgill b 1845 (age 5 on 1850 census), IN, apparently d before 1860 Census, Warren Co., IN.


2  Marcellus “Mark” W. Cowgill b Feb 1848, IN, d 1915, m 11 Nov 1875, Warren Co., IL, (Emmaetta) Emma Adair, b 12 Aug 1847, IL, d 1 Jan 1933. Marcellus is shown on the 1880 Census, Warren Co., (as “Martin”) with wife “Anna” and a child, Edie Cowgill, age 11, b IL, presumably a child of Emma’s from a previous marriage. A farmer in Andrew Co., MO, in 1900 and thereafter. Emma shown living with her daughter and family in 1920/1930. Both bur Savannah Cem., Andrew Co.

Child: known are (three d before 1900) – Mary, female


1  Mary Cowgill b 21 Feb 1878, IL, d 29 Jul 1965, m 13 Sep 1900, Andrew Co., MO, Charles McCrorey, b 1871, MO, d 1944. Mary shown as “Vicie” on the 1880 census. Lived in Andrew Co.


2  female Cowgill b 1881, IL (Warren Co., IL, births, bk A p146)


3  Newton Jasper "Jap" Cowgill b Jul 1850, IN. With brother Marcellus in MO in 1900. No further information. Single.


4  Susan M. Cowgill b 1854, d 13 Feb 1866, aged 11y 9m 8d, bur Davis Cem., Green Hill, Warren Co., IN.


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5  Rudolphus Lynn "Dolph" Cowgill b Mar 1857, IN, d 1930, at Quapaw, Ottawa Co., OK, m 22 Jun 1882, Warren Co., IL, Alice Burton, b KY. One day Rudolphus' sister, Sarah Anna, saw Alice, Rudolphus' wife, drive up in front of the house, lift her two children - ages about 1 and 3 years - over the fence into the yard, and drive away. A man was with her in the buggy. Sarah Anna took the children in, as there was snow on the ground. Alice was never heard of again. A good provider before this happened, Rudolphus thereafter lost interest in working. Sarah Anna raised the children. Sarah Anna's daughter Ida cut short her education to stay home with the children while her mother worked. When the children were old enough to do a little work, Sarah Anna pinned tags on them and sent them to the farm of another of her brothers by train. Rudolphus lived part of the time at Sarah's. Later, both he and Sarah lived with Ida and family. Bur G.A.R. Cem., Miami, OK.

Children: known are – James, Claud, Walter William


1  James Elmore Cowgill b 1882, IL, d early? Listed in Warren Co., IL, births, bk A p211, parents Rudolphus and Alice Cowgill.


2  Claud Cowgill b 18 Jun 1886, IL, d 14 Nov 1947, m 24 Oct 1920, Woodbury Co., IA, Elizabeth Lea, b 15 Mar 1887, MO, d 27 Jan 1954, dau of Thomas and Sarah (Morris) Lea. With uncle Marcellus in MO in 1900/1910; in Sioux City, IA, in 1930; a farmer in Mercer Co., MO, at death. Apparently no children.


3  Walter William Cowgill b Feb 1888, IL, killed in action 28 Sep 1918, France, m 22 Nov 1910, Jackson Co., MO, Beulah Luther (in Kansas City at time of his d), b ca 1893, MO. Walter enlisted 27 Mar 1917 at Kansas City as a Pvt (promoted to Cpl Sep 1918), Co L, 3rd Inf, MO National Guard, later in Co L, 140th Inf Regt, 35th Infantry Division. He is bur Meuse-Argonne American Cem. (Plot C Row 25 Grave 19), Romagne, France; his name is listed on the  bronze plaque honoring Kansas City World War I dead in Memory Hall, at The Liberty Memorial, Kansas City. Beulah remarried 13 May 1920, Jackson Co., M. A. Van Dyke.

Child: known is -


1  Gladys E. Cowgill b ca 1912, MO, m 14 Feb 1934, Jackson Co., MO, Henry P Kamloska(?).


6  Sarah Anna Cowgill b Apr 1860, Independence, Warren Co., IN, d 1940/42 (of pneumonia), in Miami Baptist Hospital, Miami, Ottawa Co., OK, m(1) 24 Jan 1877, Warren Co., IL, William Franklin Barney, d 1915; div; m(2) 7 Aug 1898, Osceola, MO, John R. Pace of Rookings, MO, who died; m(3) at Osceola, 1 Apr 1909, William H. McNelly of Cobb, whom she left. Sarah bur in G.A.R. Cem., beside her brother, Rudolphus. (See page 40, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Ann Cowgill, dau of John and Sarah (Scott) Cowgill, b 15 Oct 1823, d 27 Jan 1853, m 21 Jul 1841, Warren Co., Peter Criteser (also as Critzer and Critser), b 20 Sep 1817, son of John and Mary Criteser. (See page 40, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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4  Lucinda Cowgill b 26 Dec 1825, d 22 Mar 1858 (family Bible has 1857), m 7 Dec 1842, John Shawcross, b 1 Jun 1815, NY, d 6 Jul 1890, son of James Morris and Letitia (Freeland) Shawcross. Lucinda was “disowned” for marrying out of unity. Lucinda and family were living next to her parents in 1850. John remarried by 1860.


5  James Cowgill, son of John and Sarah (Scott) Cowgill, b 26 Aug 1828, Fairfield MM, IN, d 19 Jun 1886, Ruidoso, NM, m 8 Jun 1851, Jasper Co., IN, Anna Barbara Schaub, b 24 Jun 1832, Buffalo, NY, d 23 Jul 1898, Butler, Bates Co., MO. Both bur Morris Cem. near Virginia (3 miles north of Adrian), Bates Co. MO, with a large stone near the entrance. On the 1860 census, James and Barbara are listed (Newton Co., IN) in adjacent households; James had children Nancy, age 5, William, age 3, and Mary Ann age 1, in his household, all b IN and shown as Cowgills. These must have been someone else’s children, and probably not Cowgills. No further information on them.

Children: known are - Sarah, John, Emma A., Lucas, Mary Jane, Perry, Elizabeth Ellen, Claretta, Hiram Jacob, George W., Martha May, John H.


1  Sarah E. Cowgill b 10 Aug 1852, d 23 Feb 1898, m Aaron H. Fairchild, b 28 Dec 1836, OH, d 22 Jun 1909, son of Daniel S. and Elvira (Haynes) Fairchild. (See page 41, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2  John Cowgill b 30 Mar 1854, d in infancy.


3  Emma Anna Cowgill b 8 Aug 1855, Newton, IN, d 20 Apr 1907, m 1879 (or 22 Sep 1872?), Bates Co., as his 2nd wife, William Lower Hale, b ca 1835, IN, d 1908. William a dairyman in San Miguel Co., NM, in 1880. (See page 46, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4  Lucas Terrell Cowgill b 17 Jan 1857, Jasper Co., IN, d 10 Aug 1948, Port Angeles, WA, m 14 Nov 1888, Bates Co., MO, Minnie America Lacroux, b Jul 1868, IL, d 19 Jul 1920. Both  bur Friends’ Cem., Newberg, OR.

Children: known are - Ethel, Jesse Willard, Sina, Nina, Lee Harvey, Blanche, William Deil, Willis Gail, Curtis James, Ruth Anna Mabel, Oila Joy, William Dale, Harold Glen, Delight


1  Mary Ethel Cowgill b 23 Sep 1889, MO, d 30 Jun 1970, single. Mary was a Quaker preacher. Lived in Tacoma, Seattle, and Quilcene, WA. Bur Friends’ Cem., Newberg, OR.


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2  Jesse Willard Lucas Cowgill b 27 Dec 1890, MO, d 5 Apr 1965, MI, m 22 Dec 1923, Detroit, Jane "Jennie" Marie Grant Kinney, b 22 May 1893, d 24 Feb 1979; div. Jesse (or Jess) was a World War I veteran, serving as a PFC, USMC.

Children: known are – Willard James, Kenneth, Betty, Velma


1  Willard James Cowgill b 27 Aug 1924, MI, d 29 Apr 1994, m Harriet Amanda Grant, b 31 Oct 1932, d 20 Jan 2011. Willard was a US Postal Service worker, and a veteran of the US Army and the National Guard, serving during the Korean War. He is bur National Memorial Cem. of AZ.

Children: Julie, David, Daniel


2  Kenneth Charles Cowgill b 18 Jan 1926, CA, d 17 Aug 1946. Kenneth was a veteran of the US Army (World War II?), serving as a PFC, 270th Engineer Combat Bn (on tombstone). Bur Mount Hope Cem., Pontiac.


3  Betty Jane Cowgill b 7 Jun 1931, MI, d 10 Oct 1996.


4  Velma May Cowgill b 9 May 1933, MI, d 13 Jun 2014, m 5 Mar 1949, Covington, KY, Ernest Craig.


3  Sina Cowgill (twin) b 8 Jul 1893, d few hours after birth.


4  Nina Cowgill (twin) b 8 Jul 1893, d few hours after birth.


5  Lee Harvey Cowgill b 28 Mar 1895, Butler, MO, d 14 Jan 1985, m 27 Jul 1918, Gladys May Rhodes (Roads), b 26 Oct 1896, d 8 Jul 1991. Lived in San Leandro, CA.

Children: known are – Harold, Marylee


1  Harold Lucas Cowgill, m Janice. Living in Las Vegas, NV. Harold was a veteran of World War II.

Children: known are – Melanie, Christian


2  Marylee Blanche Cowgill


6  Blanche Cowgill b 20 Aug 1895, MO, d Dec 1980, m 19 Jan 1922, Herbert B. Miller, b 1895, OR, d 13 Feb 1948. (See page 47, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


7  William Deil Cowgill, twin, b 10 Jan 1897, d early.


8  Willis Gail Cowgill, twin, b 10 Jan 1897, d 29 Mar 1897.


9  Curtis James Cowgill b 13 Dec 1897, MO, d 25 Jan 1978, m Dorothy Dell Cureton, b 16 Apr 1901, CA, d 19 Apr 1992. In Portland by 1920.

Children: known are – Curtis, Craig


1  Curtis Cureton Cowgill


2  Craig Ellsworth Cowgill


10 Ruth Anna Mable Cowgill b 23 May 1901, OR, d 12 Nov 1986, m(1) 27 Jun 1922, Robert M. Neill, b 26 Jul 1897, d 16 Aug 1941; m(2) 1943, M. Keel, b 1900; m(3) 16 Nov 1970, Clark Co., Chester Wesley Moore. Lived in Portland, OR. No children. Note: mge record to Chester Moore lists Ruth as Ruth Tomes. Another marriage?.


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11 Oila Joy Cowgill b 26 ___ 1903, OR, m(1) 20 Jul 1922, John Kenneth Houck, div; m(2) Lowell Crabtree, b ca 1904, OR; m(3) John Smith, d ca 1978. (See page 48, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


12 William Dale Cowgill b 10 Jan 1907, OR, d 2 Aug 1990, m(1) 1 Jul 1933, Clark Co., WA, June A. Dean; div; m(2) 23 Feb 1946, Skamania Co., WA, Bernice F. Gray; m(3) 14 Sep 1951, Skamania Co., WA, Mary Ellen Cowgill, b 26 Feb 1912, d 4 Dec 1965. Lived Fresno, CA. William and Mary bur Tipton-Pixley Cem., Tulare. He was a veteran of World War II.


13 Harold Glen (Glen Harry?) Cowgill b 4 Mar 1908, OR, d 11 Oct 1988, m(1) 1930, Mary Crowley, b ca 1912, CA; m(2) 14 Feb 1965, Seattle, Florence Isabell (Freyslaben) Crise, b 30 Mar 1912, d 28 Sep 1998, dau of Allie W. and Eleanor Louise (Gilmore) Freyslaben. Harold's sister Mary Ethel performed his 2nd marriage ceremony. Last address: San Francisco.

Children: known are – Marlene, Glen Harry


1  Marlene Cowgill


2  Glen Harry Cowgill


14 Nellie Delight Cowgill b 24 Feb 1910, OR, d May 1975, m 27 Aug 1932, Eddie L. Gibbon, b 22 Jun 1901, d 1972. (See page 48, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


5  Mary Jane Cowgill dau of James and Barbara, b 2 May 1858, d 8 Mar 1887, soon after birth of last child who also died, m 3 Jun 1879, Joshua Hale, b 19 Dec 1856, Jasper Co, IN, d 19 Feb 1901, bur in CO, son of William Lower and Sarah Hale. William Lower Hale was Mary Jane’s brother-in-law - see sister Emma above. (See page 48, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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6  Perry James Cowgill b 30 Jan 1860, IN, d 27 Jun 1948, Adrian, MO, m 16 Dec 1886, West of Butler, MO, Ida M. Wallace, b 28 Nov 1868, MO, d 22 Nov 1954, Kansas City, KS, dau of Alfred and Mary Jane (Harger) Wallace. (The following information furnished by various members of the families, some Bible records, others personal knowledge.) Note: dates of birth given below vary significantly from what is on 1900 Census, Bates Co., MO. These need to be checked against other sources.

Children: known are – Wallace Perry, Fred L., Mary Elsie, Della Vera, Charles Alfred, John E., unknown, unknown


1  Wallace Perry Cowgill b 10 Jul 1889, KS, d 24 Feb 1965, Kansas City, KS, m 1 Jan 1912, Bates Co., MO, Fern Ellen Rogers, b ca 1890, MO.

Children: known are – Ruby, Clyde, Edith, Warren, Lucile, Shirley


1  Ruby May Cowgill b 26 Jul 1913, d 18 Jan 2013, m 5 Oct 1937, Harry V. Atkins, b 7 Oct 1912. (See page 53, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Clyde Roger Cowgill b 24 Sep 1915, d 14 Oct 2008, m 1937, Margaret Ellen Callaghan, b 25 May 1916, d 21 Sep 2004. Lived Kansas City, KS. Clyde was a veteran of World War II, serving in Guam. Both bur Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Children: known are – Joyce, Gayle, Marilyn


1  Joyce Elaine Cowgill (See page 53, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2  Gayle Lynn Cowgill b Kansas City, m 1967, Kansas City, Benny Dale Vest. (See page 54, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Marilyn Kay Cowgill, m 1967, Kansas City, David Deppe. (See page 54, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Edith Mildred Cowgill b 5 Jul 1918, d 22 Dec 2015, m 1936, Thomas J. Sewell. (See page 54, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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4  Warren G. Cowgill b 13 Sep 1920, d 12 Apr 1991, m 5 Oct 1950, Benton Co., AR, Doris Irene Bickel, b 24 Feb 1924, d 30 Sep 2009. Warren bur White Chapel Cem. Irene remarried to Robert Donald Adams.

Children: known are – Nicholas, Eugenia, Warren, Evelyn, Cathy


1  Nicholas A. Cowgill

2  Eugenia Cowgill


3  Warren Ray Cowgill


4  Evelyn Suzette Cowgill


5  Cathy Cowgill b 6 May 1959, d 24 Feb 2012, m John Urso.


5  Lucile Cowgill b 29 Oct 1922, d 11 Jun 2017, m 1950, Robert Campbell. (See page 55, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


6  Shirley Marie Cowgill b 7 Sep 1929, d 7 Oct 1998, Kansas City, KS, m 1951, Milton Merritt, b 1928, d 2011. (See page 55, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Fred L. Cowgill b 24 Mar 1891, Leota, KS, d 11 Jul 1978, Adrian, MO, m(1) 6 13 Oct 1912, Bates Co., MO, Vergie May Christie, b 29 Jan 1893, MO, d 7 Aug 1947, dau of James and Margaret (Buck) Christie; m(2) Louise Bate, b 3 Oct 1890, d 1974.

Child: known is -


1  Ardith Cowgill b 6 Aug 1913, Kansas City, KS, d 7 Jul 2007, m(1) 4 Apr 1935, Jackson Co., MO, Elmo Dill; m(2) Harry David Brown, b 1917, d 1997.


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3  Mary Elsie Cowgill b 18 Oct 1894, Adrian, MO, d 22 Aug 1980, Kansas City, KS, m 8 Sep 1915, Bates Co., MO, Clyde Cook, who d Apr 1964. (See page 56, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4  Della Vera Cowgill b 27 Mar 1898, Adrian, MO, d 15 Nov 1958, San Diego, CA, m Edward "Eddie" McBride. (See page 56, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


5  Charles Alfred Cowgill b 26 May 1902, Adrian, MO, d 1 Aug 1976, Los Angeles, CA, m(1) Mary Ethel Livingston, b 16 Nov 1891, Canada, d 14 Jun 1954; m(2) _____; div (Charles shown as div and widowered at 3rd marriage); m(3) 29 Jan 1956, Los Angeles, (as her 3rd husband) Edith Agnes Fair (Wickman) Koppitz, b 18 Oct 1898, NE, d 5 Jun 1989. All bur Roosevelt Memorial Park, Gardena, CA..


6  John Elmer Cowgill b 14 Aug 1906, Adrian, MO, d Apr 1982, St Louis, MO, m 3 Jan 1930, Maxine Herrell, b 16 Jun 1910, Adrian, MO, d Jul 1985, dau of George Leslie and Anna K. (Smith) Herrell.

Children: known are - John E. Jr, Donna Lee


1  John “Jack” Elmer Cowgill Jr St Louis, MO, m 11 Nov 1955, Evelyn M. Perschbacher, b 26 Mar 1936, d 25 Feb 2006, dau of Elmer L. and Lillian E. Perschbacher.

Children: known are – Stacy, Kimberly


2  Donna Lee Cowgill b St Louis, MO, m 23 Feb 1962, Robert Holscher. (See page 56, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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7  Name unknown, d in infancy.


8  Name unknown, d in infancy.


7  Eliza Ellen "Ella" Cowgill b 15 Jan 1862, d 24 Apr 1948, bur cemetery, Butler, MO, m(1) 21 Dec 1881, Bates Co., William Yeatman Osborne, b 19 Jul 1847, d 15 Oct 1921; m(2) 21 Mar 1925, Benjamin F. Cox (widower of her deceased sister Claretta), d 27 Jan 1946. (See page 57, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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8  Claretta "Clara" Amelia Cowgill b Sep 1864, d 24 Jun 1924, Scott City, MO, m 10 Mar 1887, Bates Co., MO, Benjamin F. Cox, son of Joseph Henry and Nancy A. (White) Cox. After Clara's death, Ben married Clara's sister, Ellen, child 7, as her second husband. (See page 61, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


9  Hiram Jacob Cowgill b 8 Apr 1867, IN, d 9 Nov 1930, Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA, m(1) 1 Feb 1893, Bates Co., MO, Elizabeth Adaline Sharp, b 13 Aug 1876, Bates Co., d same, 16 Dec 1897, dau of Nicholas Jasper Sharp and Leannah Green Simmons; m(2) 25 Feb 1902, Daisy Griffiths, b 19 Sep 1873, MO, d 10 Jun 1941 Los Angeles, CA, dau of Isaac W. and Lavina (Schallenbarger) Griffiths. Elizabeth bur Morris Cem. Hiram was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, serving as a private in Co I, 3rd Missouri Infantry Regiment and also in the USMC. He applied for an invalid pension (app 1,431,821; cert 1,279,108) 16 Sep 1919 from CA; his widow, Daisy, applied for a pension (app 1,681,128; cert A-4-21-31) 18 Nov 1930, also from CA.

Children: known are - Jasper Lee, William H., Isaac R., George J., Harry R., Esther


1  Jasper Lee Cowgill b 14 Aug 1894, Butler, MO, d 11 Aug 1953, Mexico (while on a fishing trip), bur in Los Angeles, CA, m 1 Sep 1923, Los Angeles, Augustina Gregoire, b 26 Dec 1901, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, d 3 Oct 1993.

Children: known are – Arline Beatrice, Carol, Elaine, Nancy


1  Arline Beatrice Cowgill b 4 Oct 1924, d 5 Nov 1985, m(1) 1 Jan 1943, Las Vegas, NV, Charles Leo Watters, b 16 Mar 1922, Norwich, CT, d 16 May 1970, Farmington, CT; div Nov 1968; m(2) 10 Nov 1969, Las Vegas, NV, Robert John Weber, b 24 Jul 1918, Nutt, NM.


2  Carol Lee Cowgill


3  Elaine Diane Cowgill b 10 Jan 1936, CA, d 1 Oct 1936.


4  Nancy Louise Cowgill


2  William Hiram Cowgill b 29 Dec 1895, Bates Co., MO, d 5 Mar 1955, Northridge, CA, m(1) 25 May 1917, Los Angeles, Gertrude Clara Wing Smith, b 20 May 1899, Boston, MA, d 30 May 1969, Portland, OR, dau of John Archibald and Sara Jane (Dickson) Smith; div; m(2) 25 Feb 1940, Mary Elizabeth (Vollrath) Noyes (div from Noyes, 26 May 1939), b 23 Oct 1894, Boonville, MO, d 1965, Los Angeles, CA, dau of George and Caroline (Moog) Vollrath. William was a private, USMC, stationed at San Diego in 1920. Gertrude remarried 22 Dec 1939, Los Angeles, Emerald L. Lewis, b ca 1910.

Children: known are – Robert, David, Evelyn, Douglas


1  Robert William Cowgill b 6 Jun 1918, d 10 Jun 1918.


2  David Cowgill b 20 Jun 1920, CA, d 1 Apr 1970, Portland, OR, m 23 Oct 1943, Erma Lucille Peel, b 5 Oct 1920, AZ, d 27 Sep 1999; div; remarried 1957. David was a veteran of World War II.

Child: known is -


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1  William Rulon Cowgill b 5 Mar 1959, Portland, OR, d 4 Jan 2008, m(1) 11 Mar 1978, Vancouver, WA, Laura J. Smith, b 1 Apr 1958; m(2) 24 Mar 1993, Clark Co., NV, Troadia Adams; m(3) 21 Dec 2004, Clark Co., NV, Ellon Wallace Wright.


3  Evelyn Barbara Cowgill b 26 Feb 1922, Los Angeles, CA, d 10 Aug 1994, m(1) 16 Mar 1940, AZ, John Wesley Gardner, b 26 Apr 1920, d 1944, KY; m(2) 25 Oct 1942, Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA, Adolph Meyer, b 13 Jun 1907, Olten, Switzerland, d 20 Jun 1983, son of Adolph and Anna Franziska (Bargetzi) Meyer. (See page 62, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4  Douglas Eugene Cowgill b and d 13 Apr 1926, Los Angeles.


3  Isaac Roosevelt Cowgill b 24 Jul 1903, St Louis, MO, d 29 Apr 1968, m 11 Jul 1934, Hazel Satenik Amirkhanian, b 3 Aug 1911, NY, d 19 Mar 1990.

Children: known are – Barbara Jean, Janice Lynne, Philip


1  Barbara Jean Cowgill, m 1955, Aptos, CA, David R. Chamberlain. Barbara is the author of two novels, The Prisoners' Sword and Ride the West Wind. (See page 62, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Janice Lynne Cowgill, m Samuel Abdulian.


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3  Philip Alan Cowgill


4  George James Lincoln Cowgill b 7 Feb 1907, d 23 Nov 1964. Single.


5  Harry Ralph Cowgill b 5 Oct 1908, d 8 Dec 1972, Inglewood, CA, m(1) 5 Oct 1931, Mary Katherine Bates, b 21 Aug 1904, WI, div; remarried 18 Jul 1936, Los Angeles; div; m(3) 1 Dec 1968, Los Angeles, Jean E. (Dunlay) Gulbranson, b ca 1919, div 1970; m(4) Evelyn ____. Mary m(2) ___ Souther. Mary Katherine remarried 18 Nov 1941, Los Angeles, Robert Grant Bartley, b ca 1900.

Child: known is -


1  Jerry Ralph Cowgill b 1 Feb 1933, d 20 Sep 1998, m(1) 1 Feb 1953, Los Angeles, Beverly Jean Probert, b ca 1933, IA; div; m(2) 9 Oct 1957, Los Angeles, Esther Maxine Farrar, b ca 1938; m(3) 196?, Debbie ____, d 26 Sep 2006. Jerry lived in Ojai and Ventura; he had owned several local businesses and was recently general manager of Barber Honda and R.V. in Ventura; was an Eagle Scout and USMC combat veteran. Beverly remarried to Jerry Church.

Children: known are - Dennis, Daniel, Jeffrey, Timmy, Tari, Scott


6  Esther Florence Cowgill b 28 Aug 1911, Sawtelle, CA, m(1) 8 Dec 1931, Lawrence St Clair Earles, b 28 Oct 19__; div; m(2) 14 Feb 1937, Charles Grisson; div; m(3) 3 Nov 1952, Robert Burns Pavillia, b 13 Dec 1918, a Capt in the US Army. (See page 63, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


10 George W. Cowgill b 30 May 1869 Butler, Bates Co., MO, d 10 Mar 1953, Los Angeles, CA, m 21 Aug 1898, near Garden City, MO, Sarah Alice Campbell, b 4 Jun 1874, near Garden City, d 24 Mar 1934, Oakland, CA, dau of Calvin David and Sarah Fletcher (Rupe) Campbell. Both bur Presidio Cem., San Francisco, CA. George enlisted 13 Jun 1891 at Vancouver Barracks, WA, in Co E, 14th Infantry, discharged there 12 Mar 1893 as a private; he reenlisted 28 May 1895 at Philadelphia in Co A, 3rd Infantry, discharged 15 Feb 1898 at Ft Snelling, MN, as a corporal; later he was a Capt, US Army. On enlistment his occupation was shown as schoolteacher. Both bur Presidio Cem., San Francisco, CA.

Children: known are – Paul, Ramona, Wilbur Thoburn


1  Paul Cowgill (1900 census has Calvin) b 23 Oct 1899, St Louis, MO, d 8 Dec 1987, Hemet, CA, (Inurnment, Newton Falls Cem, OH), m(1) 20 Sep 1921, Manhatten, Ivy Marie Goodman, b ca 1896, ND, d 25 Mar 1953; div by 1930; m(2) 2 Sep 1934, San Jose, CA, Ethel May Bucknam, b 12 May 1904, CA, d 28 Jul 1951; m(3) 18 Aug 1950, Ida Doma Shepard, b 12 Dec 1913, San Francisco. Paul retired 1963. Ivy was in Cheyenne, WY, by 1940; Des Moines by 1947.

Child: known is -


1  Peter (Paul) J. Cowgill, m Theresa Hanna Olson. Peter was a veteran of World War II. In Tucson, AZ.

Child: known is - Alan, (others?)


2  Ramona Cowgill b 9 Dec 1905, Manila, Phillipines, m 25 Nov 1926, MI, Dr Franklin H. Knower, b 15 Dec 1901, WI. (See page 63, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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3  Wilbur Thoburn Cowgill b 3 Dec 1910, Kansas City, MO, d 25 Mar 1956, Long Beach, CA. Wilbur was cremated, bur in grave with father, Presidio, CA. Single.


11 Martha Mae Cowgill b 22 Mar 1871, d 14 Feb 1948, m(1) 9 Oct 1895, Bates Co., MO, Frank Spooner; div; m(2) Enrique Alvarez, b 18 Jan 1830, d 30 Jan 1944 (age 114y!).


12 John H. Cowgill b 1872, d in infancy.


6  Eliza Cowgill, dau of John and Sarah (Scott) Cowgill, b 25 May 1832, IN, d 1857, m 16 Apr (Mar?) 1847, Warren Co., IN, James Criteser, b 1827, OH (or IN?). After Eliza’s death, James married her younger sister, Sarah (see below).


7  Hiram Cowgill b 21 Sep 1836, IN, d 5 Mar 1864 (family Bible has 1865; 5 Mar 1864 date per Com Gen of Prisoners and Roll of Honor, Richmond, VA; War Dept said on/before 15 Apr), Libby Prison, Richmond, VA, a prisoner of war, m 25 or 31 Dec 1854, Warren Co., IN, Malinda (Mary) M. Brown, b ca 1838, OH. Mary m(2) 9 Jul 1865, Peter S. Mondy (also as Moudy). Hiram enlisted 9 Aug 1861 (mustered 1 Sep 1861) as Sgt in Co F, 2nd New York Cavalry, was promoted to Full Saddler Sgt 21 Sep 1861; listed as POW 19 Oct 1863 at Warrenton, VA; regimental list shows mustered out (died) 5 Mar 1864 in Richmond, VA. His widow (Mary M. Cowgill) filed for pension 29 Jul 1864 (applic 59,177, no cert), and “minor Gdn” Mary M. Mondy filed 3 Apr 1867 (applic 144, 944, cert 108,621), both from IN. In 1870, the children were with their mother and step-father in Perryville, Vermillion Co., IN.

Children: known are – Phidelia, Katy B.


1  Phidelia “Della” Cowgill b 14 Feb 1858, Warren Co., IN, m(1) 13 Oct 1875, St Joseph Co., IN, John Worley, b 1844, IN, d 1881; m(2) 31 Dec 1902, Delaware Co., IN, John Blair. Living in South Bend in 1880.


2  Katy B. Cowgill b 20 Apr 1862, Perrysville, Vermillion Co., IN, m 12 Nov 1891, St Joseph Co., IN, William E. Shull, b 21 Mar 1855, OH, d 1858. Katy was living with her sister in 1880. Apparently no children.


8  Sarah Cowgill b 5 Aug 1841, IN, d 1882, m(1) 10 Nov 1857, Vermillion Co., her late sister’s husband, James Criteser, b 1827, OH (or IN?), d Nov 1869 (lung fever); div (James may have remarried in 1864); m(2) 1864, Columbus, Cherokee Co., KS, John Curl Atkinson, b 17 Aug 1836, IN, d 22 Feb 1909, son of Robert and Mary (Curl) Atkinson. Sarah and James were living next to her parents in Vermillion Co., IN, in 1860; Sarah in KS (remarried) by 1865. James was a veteran of the Civil War, serving as a Pvt, Co. C, 18th IN Inf Regt, enlisting 15 Jul 1861, medically discharged 23 Jul 1862 at St Louis due to "anasanca of the abdomen and extremities". James was either drafted or reenlisted 22 Sep 1864 into the 13th IN Inf Regt, mustered out 15 Sep 1865, Goldsboro, NC. (See page 64, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


James Simpson Cowgill, son of James and Charlotte, b 23 May 1801, (recorded Cedar Creek MM) VA, d 11 Sep 1846, Salem, Henry Co., IA, m 9 Jan 1823, Springfield MM, Columbiana Co., OH, Lucy Stanley, b 9 Apr 1801, d 22 Apr 1871, dau of Waddy and Rebecca (Ladd) Stanley. In 1839, Upper Springfield MM granted James and family a cert to Chesterfield MM; James is listed in Washington Co., OH, on the 1840 census. In 1845 James took his family to a Quaker colony in Salem, Henry Co., IA. Lucy m(2) 29 Nov 1866, Vincent Venable, father of her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth. Note: The names of James Simpson Cowgill and wife Lucy Stanley, their dates of birth and marriage, and names and dates of birth of their children, were found in the Encyclopedias of Quaker Genealogy, by Wm Wade Hinshaw, Vol IV, pages 695, 944, 1091. Other detailed information was received from Dr Donald Cowgill, Columbia, MO; Mrs. Gladys Felt, West Plains, MO; from Guy Cowgill on Josiah; from the National Archives on Joshua; from Bruce Cowgill and from various Census Records. Matilda, Joshua, and mother Lucy, are listed on the 1860 census, Henry Co., IA, with Josiah, Jane and William.

Children: known are (as recorded in Upper Springfield MM, OH) - Rebecca, James, Josiah, Joshua, Eliza, Matilda


1  Rebecca Cowgill b 10 Apr 1824, OH, d 10 Oct 1865, m 8 Nov 1848, Lee Co., IA, Elias Hartley, b ca 1821, IA. Rebecca was granted a gct to Salem MM, IA, in Oct 1845. Elias was a farmer in Lee Co. in 1850. Rebecca bur Salem South Cem., Henry Co., IA.


2  James Cowgill b 25 Jun 1828, Damascus, Columbiana Co., OH, d 19 Sep 1895, Salem, IA, m 15 Feb 1849, by Justice of the Peace, Columbiana Co., Elizabeth Venable, b 21 Mar 1828, d 2 Dec 1891, dau of Vincent and Jane (Barber) Venable. James was only 18 when his father died. In 1849 he returned to Ohio to marry Elizabeth, a Presbyterian; he was dismissed from the Quakers for marrying out of unity. A few years later, Elizabeth joined the Society of Friends and remained a Quaker until her death. No record has been found of James being reinstated.

Children: known are - George Simpson, Lucy Jane, Charles Nelson, James Riley, Alva Vincent, Laura Ellen, Rosie C.


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1  George Simpson Cowgill b 28 May 1850, Salem, IA, d 21 Jun 1924, in hospital, Omaha (resident: Central City), NE, m 9 Sep 1874, Pilot Grove, IA, Mary Elizabeth Denney, b 16 Feb 1856, Henry Co., IA, d 11 Oct 1937, Central City, NE, dau of John and Sarah (Cook) Denney.

Children: known are - Pearl H., Stella L., Olen, Saline "Lena", Roy, Clyde, Earl Harrell.


1  Pearl H. Cowgill b 30 Jan 1877, d 27 May 1943, m 14 Mar 1900, Merrick Co., Laura Eugenie Ross, b Nov 1875, d 1957, dau of James and Eugenia (Gro) Ross. Both bur Central City Cem.

Children: known are – Myrtle, Marie


1  Myrtle Cowgill (twin) b 15 Feb 1902, d 1912.


2  Marie Cowgill (twin) b 15 Feb 1902, NE, d 3 Aug 1931, m Alva Andrews, b 5 Aug 98, KS, d 7 July 1934, son of George and Margaret (Phillips) Andrews. (See page 65, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Stella L. Cowgill b 21 Mar 1879, Saline Co., NE, d 18 Jan 1972, Aurora, NE, m 11 Mar 1900, Merrick Co., NE, Cyrus Elmer Norris, b 21 Aug 1871, Hancock Co., OH, d 19 Jun 1960, Central City, NE, son of John Cyrus and Neotia "Neochia" (Meyers) Norris. (See page 65, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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3  Olen Cowgill b 23 Aug 1881, Tobias, NE, d 26 Dec 1970, Los Angeles, CA, m 27 Jan 1904, Merrick Co., NE, Gertrude Quisenberry, b 25 Jul 1885, NE, d 23 Dec 1976, CA, dau of Edward and Martha Ellen (Mountjoy) Quisenberry.

Children: known are - Mildred Agnes, Marion, George Edward, Elsie Margaret, Donald Olen, Ruth Anna, Paul Alden, Howard Pearl


1  Mildred Agnes Cowgill b 16 Jan 1905, d 28 Jan 1997, m Francis Orville Packer, b 7 Jun 1903, d 2 Dec 1988. (See page 68, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2  Marian F. Cowgill b 22 May 1906, NE, d 2 Nov 1906, bur Alda Cem., Hall Co., NE.


3  George Edward "Ed" Cowgill b 6 Aug 1907, d 12 Feb 1990, m 11 Jul 1934, Bernice Venetta Sloan, b 23 Dec 1910, d 18 Aug 2004. Last address Tehachapi, Kern Co., CA.

Child: known is -


1  Barbara Joan Cowgill (See page 69, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4  Elsie Margaret Cowgill b 12 Feb 1909, d 17 Feb 1980, m(1) 28 May 1928 (also as 2 Mar 1929) Kearney Co., NE, Cecil Alan Taylor, d 1931; m(2) Harry Dunlavy. (See page 69, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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5  Donald Olen Cowgill b 10 May 1911, Wood River, NE, d 22 Apr 1987, Seattle, WA, m 1 Sep 1935, Mary Catherine Strain, b 1 May 1910, d 19 Nov 2002, dau of Melvin Eli and Harriet (Roberts) Strain. For detailed information on Dr Cowgill, see Who's Who, Vol 34 (1966-67), Vol 35 (1968-69), p502, and later issues.

Children: known are - Martha Jane, Donald Franklin, Catha Jean


1  Martha Jane Cowgill, m Paul Burns. (See page 70, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Donald Franklin Cowgill, m(1) 8 May 1964, Wichita, KS, Dorothy Ricketts; m(2) 30 Mar 1983, Maris (Robel) Loftus.

Children: known are – Jeffry, Christie


3  Catha Jean Cowgill


6  Ruth Anna Cowgill b 4 Mar 1914, d 30 Oct 1971, single. Bur Alda Cem.


7  Paul Alden Cowgill b 24 Aug 1916, Clarks, NE, d 15 Jun 1976, Mt View, Santa Clara, CA, m 5 Sep 1938, Helen Harriet Pratt, b 8 Apr 1918, Sutton, NE, d 17 Mar 1981, dau of Carl Ely and Nora Edna (Tripp) Pratt.

Children: known are - Sandra Janice, David, John, Susan


1  Sandra Janice Cowgill b Glendale, CA, m(1) 10 Sep 1967, Cupertino, Santa Clara, CA, Bill Elmer Sappington, d 24 May 1975; m(2) 29 May 1976, Oakland, CA, Joseph Henry Doutre Jr.


2  David Paul Cowgill b 3 Jun 1945, Glendale, CA, d 4 Dec 1994, La Puente, CA, bur Los Gatos Cem., Santa Clara, CA, m 27 Aug 1972, North Hollywood, CA, Lucille Y. Smith, b ca 1945; div 1986.


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3  John Howard Cowgill b 28 Mar 1948, Hastings, Adams Co., NE, d 25 Jan 1978, North Hollywood, CA. No children.


4  Susan Helen Cowgill b Glendale, CA, m(1) 1 Jun 1970, at Cupertino, CA, Antone Albert Newton, d 24 Feb 1981; m(2) 14 Feb 1983, at Cupertino, John Wesley Wanlass. (See page 71, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


8  Howard Pearl Cowgill b 20 Sep 1918, d 22 Feb 1982, m 25 Apr____ , Patricia Parker. Howard was a veteran of World War II.

Children: known are – Ann, Thomas


1  Ann Cowgill (See page 71, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Thomas Olen Cowgill


4  Saline Lena Cowgill b 24 Aug 1883, d 1936, m 27 Apr 1905, Arthur A. Braucher, son of John T. and Jennie S. Braucher. (See page 71, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


5  Roy Cowgill b 31 Mar 1886, NE, d 7 Mar 1939, m(1) 23 May 1907, Merrick Co., NE, Mary Elizabeth Goodell, b ca 1878, IA, d 10 Oct 1927, dau of Rufus and Trinny (King) Goodell; div; m(2) Grace Bella, b 1891, d 29 Oct 1954.

Children: known are - Lena, Pearl


1  Lena Cowgill b 1908, NE, m Lyle Smith, Woodbine, IA.


2  Pearl Cowgill b and d 25 Feb 1918, NE.


6  Clyde Cowgill b 27 Dec 1888, d 19 Jan 1891.


7  Earl Harrell Cowgill b 25 Dec 1894, NE, d 17 Jul 1969, m 19 Jun 1924, Mills Co, IA, Rose (Peterson) Clemenson, b 1887, d 1982, dau of Clause T. Peterson. Lived in IA. Earl enlisted from Merrick Co., NE, for service in World War I.

Children: known are (by adoption) – Florence, James


Florence Jordan Cowgill b ca 1916


James Roland Cowgill b 16 Feb 1927, Clay Co., NE, d 25 Jun 1971, m Roberta Jane Graybill, b 23 Jun 1935, IA.

    Children: known are - James, Harry, Kelsey, Lori


2  Lucy "Lou" Jane Cowgill b 18 Sep 1851, IA, d 8 Jul 1919, Tacoma, m 13 Sep 1872, Henry Co., IA (at the home of James Cowgill), James Cammack, b 24 Jan 1848, IA, d 18 Mar 1917, son of Martin and Anna (Wiggs) Cammack.


3  Charles Nelson Cowgill b 26 May 1853, IA, d 21 Oct 1946, m 18 Sep 1879, Des Moines, Lucretia “Lou” M. Jaggers, b Apr 1857, IA, d 17 Jun 1931. Lived in IA, NE (1900), OR (1910), ID (1920/1930); both d Lane Co., OR.  Was there another early child? Posey Co., IN, death records (Book H-2, p19) list an Archie Cowgill, d 8 Aug 1890, ae 1, son of Charles N. & Lou Jaggers Cowgill. Or was Ernest Archie Ernest? Lucretia claimed seven children on 1900/1910 censuses.

Children: known are – Earnest, Mabel, Fred, Bess, Clifford, Archie, Harry


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1  Earnest Cowgill, d young.


2  Mabel Cowgill b Dec 1884, IA, m (as Laura Mabel) 3 Dec 1907, Henry Co., IA, (as his 2nd wife?), Jesse Roy Ellis, b ca 1878, IL.


3  Fred H. Cowgill b 13 Apr 1883, NE, d 12 Nov 1916, Portland, OR. Appeared to be single.


4  Bess “Bessie” E. Cowgill b 29 Jan 1888, NE, m 21 Feb 1910, Colfax, WA, Bert Simmons. Bessie a student at Oregon Expert College in Portland in 1907/1908.


5  Clifford Charles Cowgill b 3 Jun 1889, NE, d 31 May 1961, m 6 Oct 1919, Rupert, ID, Della Edith Brewerton, b 29 Jun 1900, UT, d 13 Sep 1977. Lived in ID. His tombstone indicates Clifford was a veteran of World War I, serving as a PFC in "Base Hospital 96".

Children: known are – Wayne, Laveta


1  Wayne J. Cowgill b 30 Sep 1920, ID, d 30 Apr 1966, m Mildred E. Day, b 13 Aug 1923, d 7 Jun 1994; div Jan 1966. Wayne was a veteran of World War II, retiring as Lt Col, USAF. Both bur Golden Gate National Cem. (Sec K Site 554). Last address San Bruno, CA. Mildred remarried 15 Nov 1967, Santa Barbara, Robert J. Leedy. Children: known are - William, Linda, Richard


2  Larita Ivelle Cowgill b 22 Dec 1924, ID, d 2 Nov 1982, m(1) 20 Apr 1945, Cassia Co., ID, Frederick James Smythe; m(2) ____ Dethlefs.


6  Archie Ray Cowgill b 2 Dec 1892, Tobias, NE, m 11 May 1915, Cassia Co., Margaret “Maggie” Berniece Teem, b 25 Dec 1897, CO, d 16 Jun 1976, dau of Leander M. and Martha Elizabeth (Rutledge) Teem; div (she remarried 17 Apr 1925 to Herbert L. Firkins). Archie shown as married in 1920, but living without family with his parents; Maggie and Ralph shown with her widowed father. Archie was convicted at Rupert, ID, in 1921 of kidnapping his 12 year old niece, and was sentenced to serve from three to twenty-five years in the penitentiary.

Child: known is -


1  Ralph Edwin Cowgill b 19 Jul 1915, Jackson, Cassia Co., ID, d 18 Mar 1975, m 19 Jul 1935, Rupert, ID, Romanda Mary Russell, b 5 Oct 1915, ID, d 18 Oct 2000; div 10 Jun 1950 (she remarried to Williard Burchett). Ralph was a veteran of World War II.

Children: known are - Ralph, Larry


1  Ralph Lee Cowgill b 23 Sep 1937, ID, d 26 Sep 1937.


2  Larry Edwin Cowgill b 17 Feb 1939, ID, d 12 Sep 2003, m 24 Apr 1971, Spokane, Vicki Marie Harmon. Last address: Butte, ID.

Children: known are - Lori, Adrianna, Windie


7  Harry “Hal” Ervin Cowgill b 27 Mar 1897, NE, d 23 Oct 1962, Washington Co., OR, m 20 Sep 1922, Seattle, Frances Susan Getchell, b 20 Oct 1899, d 28 Jun 1980. Both bur Crescent Grove Cem., Tigard, OR.

Children: known are – Ervin, Forrest, Paul


1  Ervin R. Cowgill b 26 Jul 1923, d May 1976, m 13 Jun 1948, Marilee Covalt, b 1927, d 1976. Ervin and family died in a light plane crash near Mt Mckinley, AK. Both bur Crescent Grove Cem.

    Child: known is -


1  Sharon Cowgill b ca 1950, d May 1976, m George Hadley, d May 1976.


2  Forrest Leroy Cowgill b 31 Oct 1924, OR, d 4 May 2004, m 16 Jun 1946, Doris E. Neabeak, b 10 Sep 1927. Forrest graduated Oregon State College; he served in the US Navy during World War II. He worked in trust services for U.S. National Bank and operated a family farm.

Children: known are – Barbara, Susan, Nancy


3  Paul Cowgill


4  James Riley Cowgill b 3 Feb 1855, IA, d 1926, m 30 Sep 1891, Henry Co., IA, Mary Elizabeth Dimery, b Sep 1856, NY, d 1933, NE, dau of John and Mariah (Woods) Dimery. Riley a farmer in Clarks, NE; bur there.

Child: known is -


1  Barney Arthur Cowgill b 26 Jul 1892, Salem, IA, d 28 Jun 1975, m 10 Jun 1915, Monroe, NE, Susan Ziegler, b 1893, Monroe, NE, d Oct 1960, Clarks, NE. Barney listed as a Merrick Co., NE, conscript in Jul 1917.

Children: known are - Bruce, Donna


1  Bruce Eric Cowgill b 23 Apr 1916, Clarks, NE, d 13 May 1998, Silver Creek, NE, m 2 Jun 1940, Clarks, Merrick Co., NE, Barbara Kindscher, b 17 Jan 1914, Guide Rock, NE, dau of John S. and Mary (McPherson) Kindscher. Bruce received a PhD from the University of Nebraska, and became a nationally known conservationist (created Acres for Wildlife Program); Member, Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame.

Children: known are - Bruce Kent, Lale Douglas, John Scott


1  Bruce Kent Cowgill b Polk, NE, m(1) 28 Aug 1966, Lincoln, NE, Beth Robbins, dau of Harold and Violet (Wilson) Robbins; m(2) Jane Newton McCormick, dau of Douglas Newton and Harriet Kingston (Graham) McCormick.

Children: known are - Eric S., Andrew R.


2  Lale Douglas Cowgill Columbus, NE, m Oct 1984, Chicago, IL, Carol Stasaitis.


3  John Scott Cowgill Columbus, NE, m 14 Aug 1975, Lawrence, SD, Nancy Zingler, dau of William and Betty (Gahagen) Zingler.

Children: known are – Colorado, Dakota, Kansas


2  Donna Cowgill b 17 Aug 1918, Clarks, NE, m 9 Dec 1944, Dr. Willard Crosley, b 1 Jul 1911, Cleveland, OH, son of Frank Anthony and Martha (Hunt) Crosley. (See page 72, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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5  Alva Vincent Cowgill b 29 Jun 1858, IA, d 1937, an invalid.


6  Laura Ellen Cowgill b 22 Mar 1864, d 5 Apr 1950, m 22 Sep 1884, Henry Co., IA, as his 2nd wife, Calvin D. Milleson, b May 1861, IA, d 1919, son of James and Margaret Jane (Welton) Milleson. No children.


7  Rosie C. Cowgill b 5 Apr 1874, d 27 Apr 1879.


3  Josiah H. Cowgill, son of James Simpson Cowgill, b 29 Oct 1830, OH, d bef 1920, m 26 Sep 1857, Henry Co., IA, Sarah Jane Dowell, b 16 Jul 1832, OH, d Aug 1907, dau of Martin and Mary (Hall) Dowell. Josiah listed as a “flour and feed” dealer in Tobias, NE, in the 1890s; living with son William in 1910.

Children: known are - William H., Frank, Edwin


1  William H. Cowgill b 21 Dec 1858, Henry Co., IA, d 16 Oct 1910, m 12 Sep 1883, Saline Co., NE, Jessie F. Dibble, b Jan 1862, IA, d 1933, Los Angeles, CA. Jessie living with dau Velma (Dorothy?) in 1930. William was elected Railroad Commissioner of NE as a Democrat in 1907/8; in office at time of death. He was also mayor of Holdrege at time of death.

Children: known are - Dorothy, Guy


1  Dorothy "Dott" (shown as Bellma G. on 1900 census, Velma C. on 1930 census) Cowgill b Jun 1884, NE, d 14 Sep 1933, m 1 Jun 1901, Phelps Co., NE, James Elmer Burge, b ca 1878, KY.


2  Guy W. Cowgill b 1 Aug 1886, Tobias, NE, d Nov 1978, m 4 Jun 1913, Margarett Anna McGill, a Quaker, of Saline Co., NE, b 10 Apr 1888, d 30 Dec 1988, dau of John and Mary Ann (Burns) McGill. Lived in Cheyenne, WY.

Children: known are - Elva, Bonnie


1  Elva Loretta Cowgill b 4 Apr 1917, NE, d Mar 1982, m 30 Dec 1942, Ft Lawton (Seattle), John Joseph Patritch, b 27 Jan 1917, d 24 Nov 1987. Lived in CO. (See page 73, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Bonnie M. Cowgill, m H. B. Gibbia.


2  Frank S. Cowgill b 25 Nov 1861, Washington Co., IA, d bef 1926, m(1) 25 Sep 1888, Mt Pleasant, Henry Co., IA, Jessie Mcdowall, b 1864, IA, dau of David and Rebecca (Gregg) Mcdowell; m(2) 9 Mar 1898, Des Moines, Jennie Edith Glaze, b 9 Mar 1877, IA, 29 Oct 1957, dau of Smith W. and Mary Jane (Utterback) Glaze. Jennie was with her parents in St Joseph, MO, in 1920; in Spokane with her mother in 1930. Frank shown as a house carpenter in NE in 1910; probably the Frank S. Cowgill listed in a 1922 and 1925 business directory as a carpenter in Short Creek, Mohave Co., AZ. Frank is probably the father of Roy Cowgill, d 20 Aug 1896, aged 14m 7d, "been ill for some time", bur Atlanta Cem., Saline Co., NE.

Children: known are - George E., Zach, Merle M.


1  George Edwin Cowgill b 9 Aug 1890, NE, d 3 Dec 1966, Spokane, WA, m(1) 10 Dec 1919, Seattle, Armenia Dawn Thompson, b ca 1899, IL, d 9 Mar 1836, aged 37y 1m 22d, dau of Corso and Orlo (Duell) Orrison; m(2) 27 Mar 1936, Seattle, Mary O'Brien; m(3) 3 Mar 1951, Mason Co., WA, Ethel Mary Gamache, b 7 Jul 1902, MN, d 12 Oct 1957, age 55, dau of George and Minnie Gamache. George was in WY in 1910; in Seattle 1920 as private, then Sgt, with Hq Co, 65th Coast Artillery, US Army; in Seattle 1930 as railroad laborer. George bur Spokane Memorial Gardens, Spokane, WA. Tombstone shows as veteran of World War I. Note: there is also a marriage record for George and Ethel dated 30 Jun 1942 in Yakima Co., WA.


2  Zach “Zack” Cowgill b 5 Apr 1891, NE, d 20 Dec 1951, Wapato Co., WA, m 21 Sep 1931, Benton Co., WA, Fern Armstrong, b ca 1898, KS, d 1964. Zach was in MO in 1910 with uncle Glaze; in WA 1920/1930; a cigar store proprietor in North Wapato in 1940.

    Child: known is - Barbara.


3  Merle M. Cowgill b Dec 1892, NE (MO?). No further information.


3  Edwin Freeman Cowgill b 28 Aug 1868, IA, d Jul 1917 in WY, m 30 Jun 1907, Tobias, NE, Anna Lola Ericksson, b 11 Jun 1884, NE (census; KS?), d 30 Jan 1960, dau of Anders Johan and Johanna Beata (Johannesson) Ericksson. Anna m(2) Marshall Stewart.

Children: known are – Grace, William, Mildred Lois, Delmer


1  Grace Lenore Cowgill b 17 Jun 1908, NE, d 23 Mar 1982, m Walter H. Pzinski. Lived WY.


2  William Harrison Cowgill b 9 Dec 1909 (SSDI; obit has 12 Dec), NE, d 27 Nov 1978, m 22 Nov 1934, Billings, MT, Nell E. Nicholson, b 7 Oct 1916, d 23 Feb 2006. Nell remarr (Feb 1980) McEachron. William bur Byron Cem., Cody, WY.

Children: known are – Elizabeth (d early), Anita, Edwin, Keith


3  Mildred Lois Cowgill b ca 1911, NE, m(1) 22 Jun 1933, Red Lodge, MT, J. D. Hamilton, b ca 1909, IA; m(2) ____ Kramer. Lived in Searcy, AR.


4  Delmer Edwin Cowgill b 1913, NE, d 22 Sep 1962, MT, m _____ (d bef 1962). Delmer was a veteran of World War II. Family?


4  Joshua Cowgill b 27 Dec 1834, d 5 Jun 1905, m(1) Mattie _____, b ca 1843, OH, d 24 Jul 1875, St Louis, MO; m(2) 3 Jan 1878, Hutchinson, KS, by Rev Martindale, Fannie M. Frescoln, b 26 Nov 1847, PA, d 24 Jul 1895 at St Vincent’s Asylum, St Louis. Joshua moved to McPherson Co., KS, in 1879; was again a widower by 1898; in East St Louis in 1900, living with his sister Matilda. Joshua served in the Civil War, as a Sgt, Co E, 45th Iowa Volunteer Infantry (100 days); discharged 16 Sep 1864 at Keokuk, IA. He filed for a pension in 1890. Joshua and Fanny bur Bellefontaine Cem., St Louis. No children.


5  Eliza Cowgill b 21 Jul 1837, OH, d 7 Aug 1839.


6  Matilda Cowgill b 7 Jun 1840, OH, m 12 Jan 1878, Harvey Co., KS, David L. Abbott, b Dec 1857, GA.


5  Joel Cowgill, son of James and Charlotte, b 6 Sep 1803, VA, d 1853, MI, m 1821 (20 Oct 1821 con mcd- Hinshaw, Vol IV, OH - apparently reinstated at later date), Rebecca Fowler, b 1799, MD, d Apr 1859. In 1833 five children are listed in records of Sandy Spring MM, Columbiana Co., OH. Joel, a shoemaker and farmer, appears on the 1840 Census of Columbiana Co., one male appearing to be a brother; on 1850 Census Joel and family had moved to Amboy Twp, Hillsdale Co., MI, and were enumerated 25 Jul 1850.

Children: known are - Joseph, Mary, Ruth, Armina Jane, Robert H., James, and twins Cyrenus and Alcindus


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1  Joseph Cowgill b 29 Mar 1822, OH, d 6 Feb 1891, m Margaret Jane Sloan, b 28 Dec 1832, NY, d 16 Dec 1916, Worth Co., IA, both of her parents also b NY. Her age varies on census records. Joseph was a shoemaker. In 1850 they lived next to his parents in MI, her age 17; in 1860 same place, her age 25; in 1870 they lived in Porter Twp, Cassopolis, Cass Co., MI, her age 36; and in 1880 they had moved to Bristol Twp, Worth Co., IA, her age 48. Later they moved across the line to Forest City, Winnebago Co., IA, where it appears their grandson was born. Margaret claimed ten children (five living) on the 1900/1910 censuses, but census and death records show eleven.

Children: known are – Charles O., Isaac D., Joel C., Joel L., William, Francis, Adelbert, Othmar, James Frederick, Lydia Ann, Jeff Ellsworth


1  Charles Orseamus Cowgill b 1852, MI (name illegible, age 8 in 1860 census; age 18 in 1870, Cass Co.; age 28 in 1880, Worth Co., IA; claimed 1849 on 1900 census), d 25 Jul 1937, Otter Tail Co., MN, m(1) 1 Jan 1889, Anna Arvilla Charlton, b 28 Jun 1871, IA, d 4 Jun 1949, Cass Co., MN, dau of Edward (b England) and Mary Charlton; div in late 1890s; m(2) remarried Anna, 9 Aug 1902. Anna later left Charles and lived with her son Joseph in ND and, later, with daughter Mamie. Note: Information on the family of Charles Orseamus Cowgill was provided by Edith Rose (Cowgill) Wilson of Oroville, CA, 95966.

Children: known are (one child, name unknown, d bef 1900) – Alice, Mary, Eudora, Joseph


1  Alice Lydia Cowgill b 18 Feb 1890,  IA, d 19 Oct 1978, m(1) 27 Aug 1913, Fergus Falls, MN, John Wige, b 16 Jun 1871, Norway, d 4 Sep 1914, of heart trouble; m(2) 7 Apr 1917, Pelican Rapids, MN, Robert Warn Dillon, b 18 May 1884, MN, d 5 Nov 1967, son of Francis and Mary (Blair) Dillon. Alice was living on George Cox’s farm in Eden Twp, Winnebago Co., IA in 1970.


2  Mary “Mamie” Jane Cowgill b 11 Feb 1893, Bristol Twp, Worth Co., IA, m(1) 11 Dec 1912, Walter George Roberts, b 11 Mar 1891, Annandale, MN, son of John Emerson Roberts; m(2) Frank Floren Pickar, b 28 May 1901.


3  Eudora Ann Cowgill b 11 Mar 1895, Bristol Twp, Worth Co., IA, d 31 Aug 1901. Bur Bristol Protestant Cem., Bristol Twp, Worth Co., IA.


4  Joseph Edward Cowgill b 5 Feb 1897, Forest City, IA, d 30 Jul 1972, Oroville, CA, m 1921, Dodge, ND, Luella Caroline Ingraham, b 1 Apr 1902, Forest City, IA, d 6 Jun 1984, dau of John and Carrie (Hall) Ingraham. Both bur Memorial Park Cem., Oroville, CA. Moved to CA in 1941. Joseph was a Private, US Army in World War I.

Children: known are – Josephine, Lawrence, Dale, Robert, Edith, Evelyn


1  Josephine Annabelle Cowgill b 29 Jul 1922, Pine River, Cass Co., MN, d 13 Sep 2002, m 1 Jan 1942, ND, Earl P. Schmidtgal, b 3 Oct 1921, son of Adolph J. and Pauline (Dockter) Schmidtgal. Josephine bur Drake, ND.


2  Lawrence Arthur Cowgill b 16 Nov 1925, d 19 Nov 1939, Douglas, ND, killed in a hunting accident. Lawrence is bur Minot, ND (no stone).


3  Dale Llewellyn Cowgill b 9 Feb 1932, Norwich, ND, d 1 Feb 2004, m(1) Judy ____; m(2) Gladys ___. Last address Oroville, CA.

Children: known are – Betsy, Lawrence, Sandra


4  Robert Ervin Cowgill b 11 Oct 1933, Norwich, ND, d 24 Apr 1991, Olympia, WA, m(1) Kay Russell; m(2) 19 Jun 1960, Sonoma Co., CA, Ruth Andrews; m(3) 13 Oct 1972, NV, Maralee E. (Simmons) Norris, b 16 May 1928, d 30 Jul 1998. Last address in SSDI was Lodi, San Joaquin Co., CA, but died in WA.

Children: known are – Kathleen, Patricia, Cynthia, Robin


5  Edith Rose Cowgill (twin) b Minot, ND


6  Evelyn Ruth Cowgill (twin) b Minot, ND


2  Isaac D. Cowgill b 1855 (age 5 in 1860 census), MI, apparently d before 1870.


Joel Cyrenus Cogill b 30 Mar 1857, MI, d 7 Dec 1940, Rice Lake, Barron Co., WI, m 25 Jul 1886, Worth Co., IA, Ella Mae Greeley, 2 Aug 1867, IA, d 18 Dec 1930, dau of Otis and Narcissa (Townsend) Greeley. Lived in Washburn Co., WI. Note that Joel adopted the alternate spelling.

Children: known are – Benjamin, William, Jane, Dolly


1  Benjamin “Ben” Leroy Cogill b 7 Mar 1889, IA, d 8 Sep 1971, Aberdeen, Brown Co., SD, m 20 Nov 1913, Mason City, IA, Christina Fjeldstad, b 28 Oct 1892, WI or MN (of Norwegian parents), d Feb 1969. Benjamin a railroad worker in Cerro Gordo Co., IA.

Children: known are – John, Carmen, Lilly, Betty, Albert, Dolores


1  John Edward Cogill b 27 Aug 1914, IA, d 19 Jan 1995, Mason City, IA, m 1935, Alice R. Smedley, b 4 Nov 1916, IA, d 7 Apr 2005, dau of Milton and Elsie Louisa  Smedley. Both bur Memorial Park Cem., Mason City.

Children: known are – Sherry, Karen, Marilyn


2  Carmen Della Cogill b 31 Oct 1917, IA, m Oliver Merton Soule, b 5 Feb 1917, d 6 Sep 1997.


3  Lilly Juanita Cogill b 2 Mar 1921, IA, d 12 Mar 1999, TX, m(1) Thomas Delos Donaldson, b 5 May 1894; m(2) 9 Jun 1978, Wichita, TX, James Followill, b ca 1908.


4  Betty Jane Cogill b 25 Aug 1926, IA, m Lawrence Earl Harris IA, m Lawrence Earl Harris.


5  Albert Leroy Cogill b 13 Feb 1929, IA, d 12 Nov 1992, m Helen June Anderson, b 26 Jun 1931, d 12 Aug 1974. Albert was a veteran of the US Navy. Last address Dardanelle, Yell Co., AR. Both bur Branson City Cem., Branson, MO.

Children: known are – Daniel Leroy, Albert Leroy Jr


1  Daniel Leroy Cogill


2  Albert Leroy Cogill Jr, b 8 Aug 1955, IA, d 13 Jul 2000, AR, m Debbie L. ____, b 4 Nov 1955, d 8 Mar 1997. Employed at poultry factory, carnival worker.

Children: known are – Albert Leroy III, Helen, Corrinna


6  Dolores Ruth Cogill b 17 Aug 1931, d 29 Apr 1935. Dolores bur Elmwood Saint Joseph Cem., Mason City, IA.


2  William Edward Cogill b 2 Nov 1896, Lake Mills, Winnebago Co., IA, d 16 Jul 1956, Chippewa Falls, Chippewa Co., WI.


3  Jane Thelma Cogill (twin) b 7 Mar 1901, IA, d 21 Jul 1944, WI.


4  Dolly Elma Cogill (twin) b 7 Mar 1901, IA, d 26 Jan 1957, WI.


4  Joel L. Cowgill b 1860 (was 5/12ths in Jun 1860), MI, apparently d before 1870. Child 3 and 4 definitely shown in census as Joel, perhaps one was a middle name.


5  William Cowgill b Nov 1860, d 6 Dec 1867 (typhoid fever), aged 7y 1m 2d, Amboy, Hillsdale, MI.


6  Francis Cowgill b 1862, MI, d Jul 1869 (Mortality Index, age 7, “fall of a tree”), Porter Twp, Cass Co., MI.


7  Adelbert Cowgill b 1865, MI, d 12 Jan 1868 (typhoid fever), aged 2y 3m, Amboy, Hillsdale, MI.


8  Othmar (also as Ithamer) Cowgill b 1868, MI, d 1 Mar 1870 (MI death records, Jan 1870 on Mortality Index - “scalded in a tub of hot water”), aged 2y 6d, Porter Twp, Cass Co., MI.


9  James Frederick Cowgill b 10 Jul 1870, MI, d 5 Aug 1940, m(1) 11 Mar 1905, Lake Mills, Winnebago Co., IA, as her 2nd husband, Carrie E. Wilkins, b 1883, IN, dau of Samuel P. and Martha (Kelly) Trammel; m(2) 13 Jan 1913, Cambria, Hillsdale Co., MI, Sarah June Enoch, b 10 Sep 1873, OH, d 3 Aug 1940, dau of David and Elizabeth (Focher) Enoch. Fred lived with his mother in Worth Co., IA, in 1900, his brother Jeff (Ellsworth) in 1910, near brother Charles in Otter Tail Co., MN, in 1920, and was a farmer in Lawrence Co., TN, in 1930. Apparently no children.


10 Lydia Ann Cowgill b 4 May 1873, Cass Co., MI, d 29 Jan 1942, Oroville, CA, age 68y 8m 25d, m 8 Jul 1892, Lake Mills, IA, as his 2nd wife, Samuel Gardner Gannett, b 3 Jul 1869, Hayward, MN, d 18 Oct 1935, Oroville, CA, age 75y 9m 15d. Samuel was a mail carrier in Lake Mills, IA; worked for railroad in Mason City, IA; moved to Oroville, CA, about 1928. (See page 74, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


11 Jeff Ellsworth Cowgill b 24 Apr 1876 (age 4 in 1880 census), IA, d 3 May 1918, m(1) 9 Jun 1898, Winnebago Co., IA, Elizabeth Charlton, b ca 1880; m(2) 27 May 1906, Worth Co., IA, Sarah “Sadie” Boynton, b Oct 1889, IA, dau of Orville and Melissa E. Boynton. Sadie m(2) Theodore Halvorson, and is shown with her children in Watertown, Codington Co., SD, in 1920. Jeff unlocated in 1900. Jeff bur Bristol Protestant (also as American) Cem., Worth Co., IA.

Children: known are – Pearl, Wavel, Hazel, Florence, Edna, dau, Orval


1  Pearl M. Cowgill b 13 Jan 1907, IA, d 12 Apr 1925, m Arthur Olson.


2  Wavel Esther Cowgill b 20 May 1908, MI, d 30 Jan 2012, m(1) ? ("div" on mge cert to Ira); m(2) 12 Jul 1937, Roberts Co., SD, as his 2nd wife, Ira Pegg, b ca 1887; m(3) Harold E. Meyer.


3  Hazel Fern Cowgill b 29 Sep 1910, d 11 May 1912, bur Bristol Protestant (also as American) Cem., Worth Co., IA. Note: not positive, though highly likely, this is correct family – need death cert to verify.


4  Florence Cowgill b ca 1912, IA, m 5 May 1928, Lake Co., SD, Carl Patro, b ca 1908, NE, son of Fred and Emma Patro.


5  Edna Lois Cowgill b 26 Nov 1914, IA, d 8 Apr 2008, m(1) Nov 1933, Kanawha, Frank Brand; div; m(2) 13 Aug 1960, Nashua, Albert Welshans, d 1987. In 1930, Edna was in Dubuque at the House of the Good Shepherd Rescue Home.


6  dau Cowgill b 1917, IA, d 2 May 1917.


7  Orville Elsworth Cowgill b 7 Jun 1918, IA.


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2  Mary Cowgill, dau of Joel and Rebecca, b Apr 1825, OH (named in Quaker records, but no date of b), d 1905, m 18 Jan 1849, Columbiana Co., Joseph Stanley, b Jan 1830, OH, d 1903, son of Lemuel and Lydia (Peterson) Stanley. Both bur Old Cambria Cem., Hillsdale Co., MI. Mary and Joseph moved to Hillsdale Co. ca 1852.


3  Armina Jane Cowgill b 1828 (age 22 in 1850 census, MI), OH. No further information.


4  Ruth Cowgill b Aug 1830, OH, d 15 Dec 1902, m Francis A. Squire(s), b ca 1826, NY. Francis and Ruth lived in Cass Co., MI.


5  Robert H. Cowgill b 1833 (age 17 in 1850, MI), OH, d 8 Mar 1863 (of disease), m(1) _____ ; m(2) 31 Mar 1860, La Grange Co., IN, Charlotte Elizabeth Blanchard, b ca 1837, OH, d 1 Nov 1867, dau of Cyrus Blanchard. Charlotte remarried in 1865 to Riley Clemons (or Clemens). Robert served in the Civil War, enlisting 4 Aug 1862 as a Pvt, Co F, 18th Michigan. In 1860, Robert was in La Grange Co., IN, as a day laborer. Charlotte applied for a widow’s pension 7 Jul 1863; a minor’s pension application was filed by C. E. Clemens 7 Dec 1866. Robert is bur Lexington National Cem. (grave 222), Fayette Co., KY.

Children: known are – Henry, Roziltha


1  Henry Cowgill b ca 1856, IN, d early (no further information)?


2  Roziltha “Rosa” D. Cowgill b 31 Dec 1861, MI, m 11 Nov 1882, Lorain Co., OH, Thomas Slack, b Aug 1860, OH. Rosa was with her uncle and guardian, Oliver C. Blanchard of Medina Co., OH, in 1870; with another family there in 1880. In 1900 Thomas was a farm laborer in Medina Co.


6  James Cowgill b 1836 (age 14 in 1850 census, MI), OH. No further information.


7  Cyrenus Cowgill b 1838 (age 12 in 1850 census, MI), OH. Twin. Cyrenus (shown as Cyrenius C. in military records) was a casualty of the Civil War; he enlisted as a Pvt 20 Jun 1861, age 23, in Adrian, Lenawee Co., MI in Co C, 4th Michigan Infantry Regiment; he was listed as a POW, captured at Gettysburg on 2 July 1863, and died as a prisoner 2 Feb 1864 in Richmond, VA. His residence at enlistment was shown as Hillsdale, MI.


8  Alcindus Cowgill b 1838 (age 12 in 1850 census, MI), OH. Twin. Listed with Edward Davis family, 1860). No further information.


Lemuel Crew Cowgill, son of James and Charlotte, a harness maker, b 1 Dec 1805, OH, d 4 Feb 1864, Lockport, Carroll Co., IN, m(1) 13 Sep 1827, Marion Co., IN, probably as her 2nd husband, Kessiah (Keziah or Kisiah or Hezekiah) Puckett, b 1 Apr 1796, NC, d 11 Jan 1841, bur Flint Creek Cem., dau of Benjamin and Malinda Mary (“Katy”?) Puckett and sister of Elizabeth Puckett who m John Beals; m(2) 2 Jan 1845, Warren Co., IN, as her 2nd husband, Elizabeth Bailey, b ca 1799, MD, d 1869/1870 (on 1870 Mortality Schedule for Carroll Co.). Lemuel is listed in 1830 census, Morgan Co., as "Cougill"; he moved to Wayne Co. that year, and to Tippecanoe Co. in 1832; on 1840 census was in Wayne Twp, Tippecanoe Co., IN. In Quaker records Lemuel gct Apr 1827 Fairfield MM, Morgan Co., IN; from White Lick MM, Morgan Co., to Sugar River MM, Montgomery Co., 1831, and recf there in 1834. The Greenfield MM, Tippecanoe Co., IN, shows 17d 1m 1846 Lemuel mcd and condemned for his misconduct. Note: there was a Malinda Puckett, b 17 Mar 1821 (probably a dau of Keziah by a previous marriage), living with the family and enumerated on the 1830 census. In Quaker records her name only is shown first accompanying Lemuel and Keziah.

Children: known are - Joel, Benjamin, Mary, James A., William, Susanna


1  Joel Cowgill Jr (named for his uncle; the term "Jr" was used instead of "II" as is used today) b 28 Aug 1828, Marion Co., IN, d 18 Mar 1901, m(1) 19 Apr 1849, Warren Co., IN, Mary Elizabeth "Eliza" Tolbert, b 11 Oct 1830, IN, d 4 Dec 1854, age 24y (leaving a 9m old baby), dau of Rev John S. Talbert of the United Brethren Church and Lavinia (Bagget) Talbert; m(2) 11 Oct 1858, Tippecanoe Co., IN, Huldah Timmons, b 24 Feb 1831, South of Columbus near Chillicothe, OH, d 11 Oct 1863 (their 5th wedding anniversary), dau of Joseph and Nellie (Bailey) Timmons; m(3) 28 Jun 1864, Warren Co., IN, Martha Jane "Jennie" Timmons (sister of Huldah), b 12 Jul 1844, near Green Hill, IN, d 15 Oct 1926, at home in Williamsport, IN, bur 17 Oct 1926.The Timmons, formerly of Maryland were an old Colonial family during the Revolutionary War. Joel, known as “Reverend Joel”, was a farmer and minister in the United Brethren Church of Green Hill. He wrote an autobiography, published in a Warren Co., IN, history (copy provided by Gayle Garrage), which provides information on this family. Joel and Martha Jane bur Davis Cem., Southeast of Green Hill.

Children: known are - Corydon A., Mortford O., Lavinia E., Newton W., Solon, Ora Dell, Henry, William J., George, Elizabeth B., Joel Frank, Jessie June


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1  Corydon A. Cowgill b 10 Jan 1850, d 1 Sep 1850, bur Davis Cem., Green Hill, IN.


2  Mortford O. Cowgill b 17 Apr 1851, d 23 Apr 1851, bur Davis Cem., Green Hill, IN.


3  Lavinia Evangeline "Eva" Cowgill b 23 Feb 1854, d 13 Mar 1929, m 25 Dec 1878, Warren Co., IN, Isaac Meisenhelder, b 1853, IN, d before 1900 census, son of Peter and Mary Ann (Bubb) Meisenhelder. (See page 76, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4  Newton "Newt" Webster Cowgill b 30 Apr 1860, Tippecanoe Co., IN, d 1937, m 28 Jun 1888, Florence Palmer, b 12 Feb 1862, Jennings Co., IN, d 1938, dau of Osmer K. and Susan F. (Davis) Palmer. From 1904, lived in Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN. Newton, a newspaper man, was one of the first graduates of Green Hill Seminary. (See Biog RCD Comm of Prominent Men, Indianapolis and Vicinity, published by J.H. Beers and Co., Chicago, 1908). Both bur Greenlawn Cem., Franklin, IN.

Child: known is one, name unknown, b after 1900, d bef 1910


5  Solon Palmer Cowgill, known as "Sod", b 4 Jul 1865, Green Hill, IN, d 3 Mar 1959, m(1) 1 Oct 1890, Warren Co., IN, Alta Belle Wagner, b 6 Jul 1867, IN, d 11 Jan 1911, a school teacher, dau of William Thomas and Margaret Eliza (Turman) Wagner; m(2) 15 Mar 1919, Fountain Co., IN, as her 2nd husband, Lovina (Teagarden) Woodard, b 23 Nov 1862, IN, d 24 Jan 1956. Solon was a minister; lived in Kingman, IN. Note: information on this family received from Ruth Cowgill, St Louis, MO; marriage and birth records, Warren Co., IN.

Children: known are - Ada Mae, Joel, Eva Irene, Ester Rae, George William, Ruth, Alice Jessie, Martha Jane.


1  Ada Mae Cowgill b 1 May 1891, IN, d 10 Mar 1918, m 12 Mar 1910, Fountain Co., IN, Arthur Melville Lightle, b 2 Oct 1882, IN, d 10 Feb 1918. (See page 76, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Joel Cowgill b 20 Feb 1894 (World War I registration; Warren Co. records show 20 Feb 1897), Warren Co., IN, d 18 Jun 1969, m 15 Jul 1919, Fountain Co., IN, Nina Hershberger, b 22 Feb 1893, IN, d Mar 1974. Lived in Indianapolis. Joel was a veteran of World War I, serving in the US Army.

Children: known are - Edward, Alma Jean, Ross, Joseph Richard


1  Edward H. Cowgill b 30 Mar 1921, IN, d 18 Mar 1955, m(1) 30 Nov 1946, Marion Co., IN, Anna Moore; m(2) 31 Mar 1951, Marion Co., Mary Boeldt, b 1916, d 1987. Edward was a veteran of World War II, serving in Battery B, 942nd Field Artillery.

Child: known is – Janet June


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2  Alma Jean Cowgill, m 8 Jun 1946, James Harold Wolfgang. (See page 77, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Ross E. Cowgill b IN, m(1) 7 Jan 1949, Marion Co., IN, Doris Haney; m(2) Kay ____.

Children: known are – Stuart, Beth Ann, Edward, Amy Lou


1  Stuart Cowgill


2  Beth Ann Cowgill


3  Edward Cowgill


4  Amy Lou Cowgill


4  Joseph Richard Cowgill b 27 Apr 1933, d 13 Nov 2008, m(1) Betty Dean Garther; m(2) Joyce Stockum. Lived in Cincinnati, OH, engineer for General Electric.

Children: known are – Mark, Jerry, Dennis, Marilyn, Michael


3  Eva Irene Cowgill b 15 Jan 1896, IN, d Dec 1986. Lived in Indianapolis. Single.


4  Ester Rae Cowgill b 11 Oct 1898, d 8 May 1966, Canton, OH, m(1) Loyd Beyers; m(2) Harris Perkins. Ester is shown 1n 1940 with a daughter, Phyllis Cowgill, age 10, step-daughter to Loyd Beyers.


5  George William Cowgill b 28 Mar 1903, d 25 Jun 1955. Single.


6  Ruth Cowgill b 15 Jun 1905, d 9 Apr 1984. Ruth taught school and retired from St Louis Co. schools in 1970. Single.


7  Alice Jessie Cowgill b 10 May 1907, d 11 Dec 1999. Single, retired from E.A. Kinsey Machine Tool Co., Indianapolis.


8  Martha Jane Cowgill b 17 Jul 1909, m Apr 1948, Lambert Dismore.


6  Ora Dell "Della" Cowgill b 23 Dec 1866, IN, d 19 Aug 1949, m 23 Mar 1892, Battle Ground, IN, by her father Joel Cowgill, MG of the United Brethren Church, Edward Lee Downs, a carpenter, b 7 Sep 1867, d 16 Apr 1929, son of Andrew Jackson and Mary Francis (Tuttle) Downs. Both bur Battle Cem. (See page 77, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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7  Henry Cowgill b 4 Jan 1869, IN, d 14 Feb 1955, m 14 May 1904, Barton Co., MO, as her 2nd husband, Elsie Dinwiddie, b 10 Feb 1884, MO, d 12 Jun 1986, dau of Virgil and Mellie Dinwiddie. Henry, a blacksmith, lived in Lemar, MO.

Children: known are – Edyth, Gene, June


1  Edyth Pauline Cowgill b 4 Aug 1906, MO, d 14 Apr 1993, in Lamar. Apparently single.


2  Gene Morris Cowgill b 29 Jul 1912, MO, d 3 Oct 1914 (dysentery). Bur Lake Cem., Lamar, MO.


3  June “Jennie” Cowgill b 1916, MO, m 1938, Lamar, MO, Glenn C. Hale, b 28 Aug 1916, MO, d 24 Mar 2003, son of Grover Cleveland and Bertha (Sterling) Hale. Glenn served two years in the US Army during World War II.


8  William J. (also as "Bill" and "J. Will") Cowgill b 5 Oct 1872 (Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties, Indiana, 1913, states date of b 5 Oct 1872 at Green Hill; 1900 Census has Oct 1873), IN, d 26 Jun 1947, m(1) 29 Jan 1905, Warren Co., Myrtle O. Brown, b 24 May 1878, d 13 Aug 1906, bur Independence Cem., dau of William and Samantha Brown; m(2) 24 Dec 1918, Warren Co., IN, Ruth M. Denmary, b 3 Oct 1886, d 7 Jul 1959. William and Ruth both died in Williamsport, Warren Co., IN. William J. Cowgill worked on his father's farm until about 30 years of age. In 1911, when elected sheriff, he was living in Independence. Was a member of the Odd Fellows in the first degree, a second degree Mason, and took the third degree of the Improved Order of Red Men. He also served as Clerk of the Warren Circuit Court. William and Ruth bur Highland Cem., Warren Co.

Child: known is -


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1  William J. "Billy" Cowgill Jr b 2 Feb 1931, d 17 Jul 1935, bur Highland Cem.


9  George Cowgill b 1875, Warren Co., d 3 Sep 1875, aged 7m 22d, bur Davis Cem.


10 Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bell Cowgill b 26 Aug 1877 (1900 census), d 1911, Warren Co., and bur there, m 10 Dec 1899, Warren Co., Arthur McGahan, b Jul 1879, son of Alexander McGahan. Arthur remarried in 1918 to Nella Hildenbrand. (See page 79, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


11 Joel Frank Cowgill b 17 Sep 1879, IN, d 21 Feb 1946, m 29 Oct 1905, Isole Pearl Gookins, b 22 May 1884, d 4 Feb 1943, of Kingman, Fountain Co., IN. Was in Bryan Co., OK, in 1910; in Warren Co., IN, by 1920. Both bur Highland Cem., Warren Co., IN.

Children: known are – Glen, Mary, William, Frances


1  Glenn Wert (Riney) Cowgill, b 17 Jul 1906, IL, d 28 Jul 1951, m(1) 1 Jul 1933, Tippecanoe Co., IN, Mildred L. Alexander, b 20 Oct 1911, d 6 Sep 2006, dau of Indiana Secretary of State, Rue Alexander; div; m(2) 17 Jun 1942, Parke Co., IN, as her 2nd husband, Fern (Turnpaugh) Hancock, b 15 Oct 1910, IN. Mildred remarried McCoy and lived in Pine Village, IN. Glenn was said to have a beautiful voice, and at times to have sung on the radio and in a male quartet. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the USNR. Bur Highland Cem.

Children: known are – James, Larry


1  James Ruvele Cowgill b 9 Oct 1937, IN, d 14 Feb 1997, m Martha Lucille May, b 15 Jul 1940. Last address: Scottsdale, AZ.

Children: known are – Jamie, Mark, Sarah


2  Larry Kent Cowgill b 1 Oct 1942, d 29 May 1943, bur Highland Cem.


2  Mary Dawn Cowgill b 18 May 1908, d 18 Feb 1962, m Dwight Snead, b 1900, d 1997, a road engineer and surveyor. (See page 79, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  William “Billy” Mack Cowgill b 9 Feb 1910, IN, d 25 Dec 1981, m 30 May 1934, Lake Co., IN, Abbiegail Thomas, b 18 Jan 1909, IL, d 29 Oct 2003, dau of Thomas M. and Grace (Donahue) Thomas. Lived in Kentland, Newton Co., IN.

Children: known are – Grace, Martha, Tom


1  Grace Cowgill, m Wallace Ansberg.


2  Martha Cowgill, m Robert Rodgers.


3  Frank Thomas Cowgill, m Nancy Sezewzul.

Children: known are – Dawn, Kimberly


4  Frances Cowgill b 17 Mar 1914, Warren Co., IN, m Jack McEwen, son of a Presbyterian minister.


12 Jessie June Cowgill b 22 Jun 1883 (date of birth from Warren Co., IN, Vol C-1, p29), d 11 Jan 1950, m 10 Dec 1905, Kingman, IN, Clarence Albert Sowers, b 1879, IN, d 1947.


2  Benjamin Cowgill, son of Lemuel Crew and Keziah (Puckett) Cowgill, b 22 Dec 1829, d 8 Jun 1843, bur Davis Cem.


3  Mary Cowgill b 17 Jun 1831, IN, d bef 1870, m 3 Jul 1853, Carroll Co., Edgar H. Ferris, b ca 1832, NY. In Polk Co., WI, in 1860. Edgar, remarried, back in Carroll Co. in 1870.


4  James Alfred Cogle (changed to “Cogle” by the Army, according to family tradition) b 23 Sep 1834, Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, d 27 Jan 1912, m 7 Mar 1861, White Co., AR, Matilda Jane Hedrick, b 15 Dec 1844 (death cert, info by dau Minnie, has 1841, AR), AL, d 14 Sep 1920, dau of Peter Briscoe (per death cert). A James Cogle purchased 80 acres of land at the Huntsville, AL land office, the sale registered 1 Sep 1860 (doc # 31791), location: Twp 10S, Range 9W, Sect # 19. James was in Cedar Co., MO (1870 through 1910 census, widow and dau 1920 census in Jasper Co.). James was a veteran of the Civil War, serving as a Lieut. in Co K, 2nd Missouri Light Artillery (also shown as having served in Co G, 8th MO State Militia Cav). He applied for invalid pension 19 Jun 1889 (app # 711,986, cert # 567,059); Matilda applied for a widow’s pension 9 Feb 1918? (app # 980,051, cert # 739,799); Minnie applied for a minor’s pension 16 Sep 1922 (app # 1,144,791, cert # 923,848), all from MO. Both bur w/dau Minnie in Anna Edna Cem., Jerico Springs, Cedar Co., MO.

Children: known are (one unknown d bef 1900) – James Curtis, Joel, George, Frank Arly, Nellie, Ada, Minnie, Charles, Guy


1  James Curtis Cogle b 5 Mar 1862, MO (claimed IN on 1900 census, MO on others), d 8 Feb 1943, San Diego, m 19 Jan 1880, Dade Co., MO, Martha Jane Frances Brown, b 11 Apr 1861, KY, d 28 Jul 1918, Payne Co., OK. James in OK in 1900; next to brother Guy in OK in 1910; as a widower in Butler Co., KS, in 1920 living with his dau Lizzie; as widower in 1930 in Muskogee Co., OK, with daughter Ethel and family.

Children: known are – Ethel Cordelia, Elmer, Ollie Mae, Elizabeth, James Earl, Rosie Josephine, William, Stella Catherine


1  Ethel Cordelia Cogle b 28 Feb 1882, MO, d 1 Jul 1968, Oklahoma City, m 23 Sep 1901, Muskogee, OK, Joseph Pinkney Meaders, b 21 Jun 1871, MO, d 3 Sep 1953.


2  Elmer C. Cogle b 18 Dec 1883, MO, d 9 May 1967, m 19 Nov 1911, Wagoner, OK, Ida Mae Thomasson, b 23 May 1892, AR, d 13 Feb 1985, San Jose, CA. Elmer a prisoner in the US Penitentiary at Leavenworth, KS, in 1910; a laborer in Jasper Co., MO, in 1920; in Midland Co., TX, in 1930. Last address Artesia, Los Angeles, CA.

Children: known are – Sarah?, Beulah, Bertha, John


1  Sallie (Luetta on 1930 census) Cogle b ca 1915, OK, m William Davis.


2  Beulah Bell Cogle b 1918, OK, m(1) Raymond Wilson Pinkston; m(2) 19 Aug 1968 Crane Co., TX, James H. Allen, b ca 1910; m(3) 5 Oct 1975, Kimble Co., TX, Willie B. Timms, b ca 1912; m(4) 21 Feb 1985, Crane Co., TX, Ted C. Rice, b ca 1930.


3  Bertha Irene Cogle b ca 1920, KS, m Raymond Arthur Miller. Lived Howard Co., TX.


4  John Edward Cogle b 3 May 1922, OK, d 12 Mar 2006, m Mary J. Murphy, b 12 Jul 1927, d 14 Feb 2000. Last address Chico, Butte Co., CA. John was a veteran of World War II (tombstone has "US Army Airborne"). Family?


3  Ollie Mae (May?) Cogle b Dec 1886, MO, m 23 May 1903, Muskogee Co., OK, Lee Campbell, b ca 1892, MO.


4  Elizabeth J. Cogle b 28 Sep 1889, MO, d 15 Dec 1972, m(1) William R. McMann, b ca 1892, MO; m(2) ___ Carlton.


5  James Earl Cogle b 25 Dec 1892, MO, d 27 Aug 1959, Shasta, CA, m 1 Mar 1913, Rogers Co., OK, Ethel Dora (Campbell) Grayson, b 6 Mar 1893, OK, d 27 Apr 1980. Earl shown in 1910 as an inmate, MO Training School for Boys in Boonville, MO; farming in Payne Co., OK, in 1917. Could not find Earl on census for 1920/1930.

Children: known are – Charles, James, Carl, Bonnie, Aileen, Kenneth


1  Charles Cleo Cogle b 24 Jul 1914, OK, d 2 Jan 1989, m 21 Dec 1961, Sonoma Co., CA, Louise W. Maloney (or Seward), b ca 1921; m(2) 29 Jun 1977, Reno, NV, Anna Mae Meisner (this Charles C or a son?). Last address Redding, Shasta, CA. Family?


2  James Ira Cogle b 31 Dec 1916, OK, d 28 Sep 1974, m(1) Velma Wright; m(2) Evelyn Rosella Sharkey, b 7 Jan 1922, CA, d 24 Jul 1988. Last address Redding, Shasta, CA.

Children: known are – Marvin, Flora, James


1  Marvin Jesse Cogle


2  Flora Cogle


3  James Ira Cogle Jr


3  Carl Jesse Cogle b 4 Dec 1917, OK (death cert has KS), d 11 Mar 1997, m Mildred Priscilla _____, b 24 Aug 1912, d 17 Sep 1998; div 1981. Last address Redding, Shasta Co., CA. Family?


4  Bonnie Cogle b ca 1921, OK,


5  Aileen Cogle b 21 Dec 1926, CA, d 17 Jan 1997, m ____ Waterman. Last address Shasta Co., CA.


6  Kenneth Lyle Cogle


6  Rosie Josephine Cogle b 11 Feb 1894, MO, d 25 Apr 1985, Tulsa Christian Nursing Home, m(1) 16 Nov 1908, Wagoner Co., OK, Edward Shelton, b ca 1886; m(2) Charles E. Dennis, d 8 Oct 1945.


7  William Jesse Cogle b 2 Jun 1895 (also as 1896), MO, d 28 Apr 1956, m 16 Dec 1922, Cleveland, OK, Florence Garver, b ca 1908, OK. William in Kern Co., CA, as a dairy farm laborer in 1930. Died San Bernardino.

Children: known are – Opal, Juanita, Ruby, Bruce, Joyce, Constance, Dixie, Philip, George


1  Opal Lee Cogle b 11 Jul 1923, OK, d 9 Jun 2004, m ____ Porter. Lived San Diego and Modesto.


2  Juanita Cogle, m(1) 1 Oct 1964, San Diego, John R Carmody; m(2) ____ Moffitt. Last address Hemet, CA.


3  Ruby Cogle b UT, m ____ Hammer. Last address Cathedral City, CA.


4  Bruce Eugene Cogle b 28 Jul 1931, CA, d Apr 2008. Last address Cathedral City, CA. Family?


5  Joyce Joanne Cogle b CA


6  Constance June Cogle b 14 Jun 1934, CA, d 16 Aug 1981, m(1) 5 Nov 1966, San Diego, Aveld R. Carlstrom, b ca 1931; m(2) ____ Raines. Last address San Diego.


7  Dixie Carline Cogle b 24 Dec 1935, CA, d 5 Feb 1995, m Bechtel. Last address San Diego.


8  Phillip Dean Cogle b 25 Aug 1937, CA, d 19 Nov 2004, m 19 Sep 1958, NV, Judith Leone Scoville. Last address Parker, La Paz Co., AZ. Family?


9  George Washington Cogle b 22 Feb 1944, CA, d 12 Mar 1987, m(1) Joy L. _____; div 27 Nov 1979, San Diego; m(2) 25 Oct 1980, King Co., WA, Linda Anne Glaser. Last address Issaquah, King Co., WA. George was a US Army veteran. Family?


8  Stella Katherine Cogle b 8 Oct 1901, Muskogee Co., OK, d 15 (19?) Jul 1978, Oklahoma City, m(1) ca 1930, Floyd Buford Rider; m(2) ca 1960, ____ Hardin.


2  Joel Albert Cogle b 1868, MO, d 7 Mar 1886 (age 18, Warren Co. death cert book C-1, page 309). Joel (as “Albert”) was attending Green Hill Seminary in Warren Co., IN. His obit mentions he was a nephew of Rev Joel Cowgill (see Page 75).


3  George E. Cogle b 1870, MO, d 12 Nov 1921, m ca 1892, Nellie O. ____, b ca 1871, IL. George was a coal company salesman in Joplin in 1910, a stockyard foreman in Wichita in 1920. He is bur Maple Grove Cem., Wichita. Nellie remarried 19 Feb 1924, Sedgwick Co., John W. Harris.


4  Frank Arly Cogle b 16 Aug 1874, MO, d 17 Dec 1942, m 30 Oct 1902, Cleone Lee Thompson, b 10 Jul 1884, MO, d 27 Jul 1966, dau of George Byron and Eunice Adelaide (Ellis) Thompson. Frank shown on 1915 KS state and 1920/1930 US census as a farmer in Crawford Co., KS. Both bur Crocker Cem., Cherokee Co., KS.

Children: known are – Alma, Eunice


1  Alma Marie Cogle b 16 Dec 1904, KS, m 2 Sep 1928, Cloyd LeRoy Hawley, b 30 Dec 1906.


2  Eunice Matilda Cogle b 5 May 1911, KS, m 7 Jan 1937, John Dale Snyder, b 12 Feb 1912.


5  Nellie M. Cogle b 1875, MO, d 20 Jul 1928, m 12 Jan 1898, Cedar Co., Charles Wallace Hall, b 23 Oct 1869, IL, d 25 Dec 1945.


6  Ada M. Cogle b 6 Aug 1877, MO, d 22 Aug 1885.


7  Minnie J. Cogle b 1 Dec 1879, MO, d 15 May 1952. Bur with parents in Anna Edna Cem., Jerico Springs, Cedar Co., MO.


8  Charles Bradford Cogle b 17 Feb 1882, MO, d 1 Apr 1952, m 22 May 1902, Muskogee Co., OK, Lillie Elmina Bennett, b 16 Mar 1882, MO, d 6 Sep 1967. In Creek Co., OK, in 1910, Nowata Co. in 1920. Later (by 1935) in Ada Co., ID. Both bur Cloverdale Memorial Park, Boise.

Children: known are – Berta, Roy, James, Otto, Nellie, Mary, John


1  Berta Almeda Cogle b ca 1904, OK, m 6 Jul 1925, Boise, ID, Ernest Edward Denton, b ca 1901, ID.


2  Roy Roselvet Cogle b 7 Jan 1905, OK, d Jan 1973, m Edna Elizabeth Gray, b 26 Jan 1923, d Oct 1990. Last address Boise, ID.

    Child: known is -


 1  Lillie Maye Cogle b 1945, d 17 Mar 1945.


3  James Simpson Cogle b 19 May 1906, OK, d Dec 1978, m 1929, ____. In Owyhee Co., ID, in 1930. Shown as divorced, without dependents, at WW II enlistment (1942). James was a veteran of World War II. Bur Cloverdale Memorial Park, Boise. Family?


4  Otto Cogle b 1909, OK, d bef 1920.


5  Nellie Irene Cogle b 4 May 1914, OK, d 23 Feb 2008, m 11 Apr 1935, ID, Charles Alvin Shaul.


6  Mary Evelyn Cogle b 1917, OK, m 1935, Boise, Wilburn Eugene Rathbone.


7  John R. Cogle b 19 Oct 1919, OK, d Feb 1983. Last address Boise, ID. John was a veteran of World War II. Bur Cloverdale Memorial Park, Boise. Family?


9  Byron Guy Cogle b 18 Sep 1884, MO, d 1941, m 7 Jun 1903, Muskogee Co., OK, Mary Frances Campbell, b 7 May 1886, MO (OK?), d Feb 1979. Byron a farmer in Nowata Co., OK, after 1910 (different twp from brother Charles, above). Byron had GS Coy Brown 8 OK in his household in 1940. An Arlena Joyce Cogle (b 1935, d 1936) may be another child. Both bur Nowata Memorial Cem.

Children: known are – Pearl, James, Matilda, Violet, Alma, Charlotte, Arnie(?), Byron, Virginia


1  Pearl Jean Cogle b ca 1905, OK, m(1) 20 Feb 1921, with mother's permission, Nowata Co., OK, Charles R. Small; m(2) remarried Charles 15 Apr 1923 when of age.


2  James Arlon Cogle b 8 Apr 1907, MO, d 14 Aug 1972, m 26 May 1928, Washington Co., OK, Opal M. Red, b 28 Dec 1914, d 2 Sep 1983, dau of Thomas/Estella Red. Bur Nowata Memorial Cem.


3  Matilda T. Cogle b 1910, OK


4  Violet V. Cogle b ca 1915, OK


5  Melissa Eunice Alma Cogle b 13 Jun 1917, OK, d 14 Jun 2004. Bur Nowata Memorial Cem.


6  Charlotte Jean (Elizabeth on 1920 census) Cogle b 20 Jul 1919, OK, d 14 Apr 1999. Last address Tulsa, OK. Bur Nowata Memorial Cem.


7  Ira Guy Cogle b 16 Nov 1921, OK, d 3 Feb 2012, m(1) 1950, Spokane, Ellen Marie Staack; div Apr 1972, CA; m(2) 2 May 1978, Clark Co., NV, Margaret K. Mcclearen; div Mar 1973, CA; m(3) Neldeanne Kuban. Ira was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, retiring as a Lt Col, USAF. After his retirement he became a PGA professional golfer. Last address (SSDI): OK (also in AZ).

   Children: known are - Patricia, Karen, Lotte


8  Byron Guy Cogle Jr b 14 Jun 1925, OK, d 17 Aug 1969, m Loretta Susan Jones. Byron was a veteran of World War II. Last address Tulsa, OK.


9  Virginia Lee Cogle b 1929, OK


5  William Cowgill b 22 Sep 1835, IN, d 10 Nov 1835. Bur Flint Creek Cem., Tippecanoe Co., near his mother by the Flint Creek MH.


6  Susanna Cowgill b 8 Oct 1836, IN, d Sep 1880, m 25 Sep 1855, Carroll Co., William A. Reigal (also as Ridgel, Reigol, Riggles, and Ruggles), b ca 1827, OH, probably son of Solomon and Mary Reigal. Lived in Adams Twp, Carroll Co.


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7  Margaret Cowgill, dau of James and Charlotte, b 29 Feb 1808, d 19 Aug 1877, m 4 Sep 1831, Columbiana Co., OH, by J. Morris JP, as his 2nd wife, Asher Woolman, b 29 Jan 1799, d 14 Apr 1877, son of John Aaronson and Leah (Scott) Woolman. Moved to Henry Co., IA.


Israel Cowgill b 23 May 1810, OH, d 23 Apr 1872, m 22 Oct 1837, Columbiana Co., OH, by Jonathan Morris, Elizabeth Donnelly (shown as Dunley), b 2 Jan 1812, PA, d 1880? (on 1880 Mortality Schedule), Benton Co., IN, dau of Jesse and Mary (Hendricks) Donnelly. Israel's family left Warren Co., IN, in 1856, and went to Benton Co., Pine Twp. See History of Benton County, 1876 and 1928. Israel was a blacksmith.

The following obituary of Israel Cowgill was received from Gayle Garrage of Granger, IN, great-great-grandaughter of Israel:


“DIED. - At his residence in Gilboa Twp, on Tuesday April 23rd, of disease of the heart, our father, Israel Cowgill, in the 62d year of his age. A year of patient and weary suffering with the dread disease, which called him away, had prepared us all for the change; and, yet it came suddenly. On Monday and on up to the moment of his death he seemed better than he had been for weeks before. His life passed away without a struggle, setting calmly in his arm chair as though reposing in the arms of sleep.


    It is not for us to say what were his faults, for the eyes of love and affection can see nothing but perfection in the object of its adoration. In his death we have lost a kind and beloved father, whose example must ever be green in our memory.     A. Cowgill”

Children: known are - Salathiel, Alonzo, Malinda, Jesse, James P., Lemuel W., Keziah, Araminta, Endley J., Josephine (Josie)


1  Salathiel Cowgill b 5 Jan 1833, Columbiana Co., OH, d 21 Aug 1886, aged 54y 7m 28d, m 5 Jul 1855, Warren Co., IN, Charlotte (Lottie) Timmons, b 27 Jun 1833, OH, d 11 Oct 1911, dau of Selby and Mary Timmons. Salathiel served in the Civil War as a musician and drummer, 18 Sep 1861 to 15 Oct 1862, enlisting age 28, as a Pvt, Co D, 10th Indiana Infantry, native of Columbiana Co., OH. He again enlisted 23 Aug 1864 to 7 Jul 1865, a Sgt, age 31, Co F, 182d Ohio. He filed for pension from Indiana 8 Jan 1876 and 2 Sep 1886. Charlotte was in the Indiana Soldier’s Home in 1910. Salathiel bur Concord Cem., Tippecanoe Co., IN; Lottie is bur near LeRoy and Zula.

Children: known are – LeRoy, Melissa, Luessa


1  LeRoy Edmond Cowgill b 1 Dec 1857, IN, d 26 Mar 1911, Tippecanoe Co., IN, m 2 Jan 1889, Zula Zingari Klepinger, b 19 Jan 1870, IN, d 28 Jul 1943. Leroy was a barber and postmaster in Tippecanoe Co. Both bur Battle Ground Cem.

Children: known are – Ruth, Eugene


1  Ruth Naomi Cowgill b 6 Jul 1894, IN, d 17 Mar 1962, m 25 Oct 1913, Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., Ernest E. Pattison, b 13 Jun 1890, IN, d Nov 1968.


2  Eugene Salathiel Cowgill b 24 Oct 1896, IN, d 5 Aug 1962, m 12 Sep 1917, Tippecanoe Co., IN, Fay Bryan, b 16 May 1898, IN, d 21 Oct 1986, dau of Otis and Minerva Ellen (Sheets) Bryan. In Chicago in 1930; later in FL (Palm Beach Co.).

Children: known are – Aileen, Lois


1  Aileen Ann Cowgill b 24 Jun 1920, IN, d 26 Oct 2004, m John Alexander Rogers, b 9 May 1919, d 20 Jul 2008.


2  Lois Jean Cowgill b 28 Jan 1924, OH, d 18 Mar 2008, m(1) 16 Mar 1943, Flagler Co., FL, William Earl Martin; m(2) 7 Apr 1951, Milton Edward Bassett.


2  Melissa F. Cowgill b Dec 1859, Warren Co., IN, d Lincoln, NE, m 1 Nov 1885, White Co., IN, Charles W. Wingard, b Jul 1861, IN, d 1 Nov 1885. No children.


3  Luessa A. Cowgill b 1863, d 15 Jul 1864, aged 10m 17d, bur Franklin Cem., Fulton Co., OH.


2  Alonzo Cowgill b 20 Nov 1840, Columbiana, OH, d 22 Jan 1890, m 20 Nov 1865, Warren Co., IN, Mary Adeline Massey (court record), b Feb 1842 (tombstone), IN, d 10 Feb 1933, dau of William and Malinda (Pucket) Massey. Both bur Mt Gilboa Cem., Benton Co., IN. Elected sheriff 1866, served two terms. From 1870-1876, was owner and editor of the Oxford Tribune. In 1881 settled on 40 acres; house and library destroyed by fire in 1883. Alonzo served as a 1Sgt in the Civil War, enlisting 18 Sep 1861, age 21, “the second man to enroll”, to 19 Sep 1864, Co D, 10th Indiana Infantry, home: Indianapolis (native of OH). Shot through both legs in the battle of Chickamauga, 1863, he was discharged on disability 19 Sep 1864. He applied for a pension from IA, 22 Aug 1878 (Ctf #162883 #259382). Widow application filing date was 16 May 1890 (Ctf 293843 #422786). Mary was listed with dau Grace in White Co., IN, in 1900.

Children: known are – Effie, Arnett Bert, Myra Grace, Emma, unknown, unknown


1  Effie O. Cowgill b 24 Aug 1866, IN, d 3 Feb 1910, m 22 Oct 1886, Benton Co., John D. Woods, b 24 Sep 1860, IL, d 31 Mar 1917.


2  Arnott Bert Cowgill b Mar 1868, IN, d 1924, m 12 Nov 1891, Benton Co., IN, Mary Elizabeth Dickinson, b Jan 1869 (1868 on tombstone), OH, d 8 Jul 1955, dau of William and Elizabeth Dickinson, immigrants from England. Last residence in White Co., IN (Bert); Mary d in Tippecanoe Co. Both bur Remington Cem., Jasper Co., IN.

Children: known are – Arthur, William Alonzo, J. Leo, Bertha


1  Arthur Arnott Cowgill b 13 Nov 1892, IN, d Apr 1966, m 29 May 1918, Jasper Co., IN, Ruth A. Worden, b 26 Oct 1894, IN, d 17 Mar 1988, dau of George and Nattie (?) Worden. Last address (for Arthur) Wheatfield, Jasper Co., IN. Family?


2  William Alonzo Cowgill b 1 Feb 1895, IN, d Jan 1965 (IN?), m ca 1928, Grace ____, b 10 Feb 1899, IN, d 2 Feb 1988, a public school teacher in White Co. in 1930. William was a veteran of World War I, serving as a PFC, US Army, with the 112th Ammo Train (tombstone). Family?


3  J. Leo Cowgill b 1899, d 1 Jul 1899, aged 6m 28d, bur Mt Gilboa Cem., Benton Co., IN.


4  Bertha B. Cowgill b 29 Jun 1906, IN, d 31 Jan 2006, m 30 Dec 1928, Wolcott, White Co., IN, Donald Wilson, b 9 Mar 1904, IL, d 25 Jan 1990. In South Bend in 1930.


3  Myra Grace Cowgill b 26 May 1870, IN, d 1 Mar 1949, m 4 Feb 1891, Benton Co., Frank Granville Watson, b 15 Aug 1866, OH, d 1943, son of Robert and Margaret (Wilkinson) Watson.


4  Blanche Emma Cowgill b 1874, IN, d 10 Dec 1954, m 23 Mar 1893, Benton Co., Charles Edward Watson, b 6 Apr 1864, OH, d 13 Jun 1938, son of John and Margaret (Downing) Watson.


5  Unknown (could this be the Malinda E. Cowgill on the 1880 Mortality Schedule for Benton Co.?, d Nov, age 2&10/12)


6  Unknown


3  Malinda Cowgill b 10 Apr 1842, OH, d 25 Mar 1915, Terrell, Kaufman Co., TX. Single. On the 1900 Census, Benton Co., IN, Melinda was listed with brother Lemuel (as “Alonzo J.”); with brother Endley in TX in 1910. Single.


4  Jesse Cowgill b 1 Sep 1843, Columbiana Co., OH, d 8 Apr 1924, Christian Co., IL, m 29 Nov 1867 (an official record shows 1868), Benton Co., IN, Frances Viola Fletcher, b 25 Oct 1852, d 13 Jun 1889. Both bur Fairlawn Cem., Boiling Springs, Macon Co., Decatur, IL. Jesse Cowgill served in Civil War, enlisting 4 Aug 1862, age 19, a Pvt, Co I, 72nd Indiana Infantry. Discharged 6 Jul 1865, Indianapolis. He was a messenger for Generals Grant and Sherman, participating in Sherman's infamous "March to the Sea". He applied for a pension 25 May 1891 from IL. When enlisting Jesse gave his home as Remington, Jasper Co., IN, but a descendant said that Jesse was residing at Mt Gilboa, Benton Co., when he enlisted at Milford, Pine Village (copied from records in National Archives). Jesse was the subject of a series of Decatur newspaper articles in 1891, when he was reported to have suddenly disappeared, leaving young children unattended. He was eventually located in AR, where he had gone to cut wood.

Children: known are – Clarence Orestes, Ernest, William Endley, Sarah Elizabeth, James Benjamin Curtis, Robert Lee, Julia, Violet


1  Clarence Orestes Cowgill b 25 Oct 1868, Benton Co., IN, d 23 Oct 1956, m 30 Dec 1897, Altamont, Effingham Co., IL, Bertha Alice Ritchie, b 24 Jul 1875, Fayette Co., IL, d 7 Feb 1959, Decatur, dau of Jacob William and Julia Ann (Loar) Ritchie. Clarence worked for the Wabash Railroad for over 40 years as a car repairman and car repair foreman. He retired from the Wabash Railroad in 1936. He had been a resident of Decatur, Illinois since 1897. He was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church and the Odd Fellows Lodge No. 186 in Decatur. Both bur Fairlawn Cem., Decatur, IL.

Children: known are – Ralph Orestes, Harold Guy, Ruth Etta, Lewis Cecil, Clarence Orville


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1  Ralph Orestes Cowgill b 24 Aug 1898, Macon Co., Decatur, IL, d 28 Oct 1980, m 6 Nov 1918, St Louis, MO, Faye Inez Reed, b 23 Jul 1900, Macon Co., IL, d 2 Apr 1991, dau of John William and Dora E. (Forbes) Reed.

Children: known are – Lois Eillen, Ralph Dean, John Dale, D'Arlene Faye


1  Lois Eileen Cowgill b 27 Feb 1920, Macon Co., Decatur, IL, d 21 June 1986, El Monte, CA, m(1) 24 Dec 1937, William John Georgi; m(2) 23 Jul 1952, Charles Richard Britton; m(3) Nov 1964, Carl S. May. (See page 81, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Ralph Dean Cowgill b 11 Jun 1922, Decatur, IL, d 26 Mar 1938.


3  John Dale Cowgill b 15 Jul 1927, Decatur, IL, d 16 Dec 1931.


4  D'Arlene Faye Cowgill b 27 May 1934, Decatur, IL, d 16 Apr 2004, m 26 Nov 1955, Robert Alan Craycroft. (See page 81, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Harold Guy Cowgill b 22 Jul 1900, Macon Co., Decatur, IL, d 9 May 1988, Greenville, NC, m 15 Jul 1924, Rena Belle Landers, b 21 Apr 1905, Lexington, KY, d 26 Jun 1970. Last address Greenville, Pitt Co., NC.

Child: known is -


1  Mary Estelle Cowgill b 17 Oct 1925, Decatur, IL, d 6 Oct 2015, m 1 Sep 1951, Rockville, MD, Alfred Wheeler Smith, b 6 Sep 1924, Washington, DC.


3  Ruth Etta Cowgill b 30 Apr 1904, Macon Co., Decatur, IL, d 11 May 2001, m(1) 27 Jan 1924, Aldridge Reed Nichols, b 12 Jun 1899, IL, d 7 Mar 1951; m(2) 22 May 1954, Earl Alvin Miller.


4  Lewis Cecil Cowgill b 18 Feb 1910, Macon Co., Decatur, IL, d 27 Aug 1986, Dallas, m(1) Elizabeth Oliver; m(2) 4 Oct 1943, Muskogee Co., OK, as her 2nd husband, Eunice Green Tedford, b ca 1911; m(3) Othia Elliott, b 20 Apr 1909, d Feb 1984; m(4) Mildred Pauline Rinehardt (also as Hedrick), b 25 Jan 1918, d 12 Sep 2006. Lewis was a veteran of World War II.

Child: known is -


1  Shirley Joan Cowgill b 3 Nov 1931, IL, d 5 Nov 1931.


5  Clarence Orville Cowgill b 12 Feb 1913, Macon Co., Decatur, IL, d 2 Dec 1998, m 9 May 1933, Mary Adlena Epps, b 1 Aug 1914, d 29 Oct 1990, dau of Archibald Joseph and Susan (Harrison) Epps. Both bur Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge, MD.

Children: known are – Claiborne, Joann


1  Claiborne Wade Cowgill, m 6 Mar 1959, Cambridge, Dorchester Co., MD, Minnie Mae (Ashley) Ward, b 10 Apr 1932, Westover, Somerset Co., MD, d 4 Mar 2009, Gilbert, Maricopa Co., AZ. Minnie bur 11 Apr 2009, Beechwood Cem., Princess Anne, Somerset Co., MD.

Children: known are – Claiborne Wade Jr, Nancy, Pamela, Linda


1  Claiborne Wade Cowgill Jr


2  Nancy Ellen Cowgill


Pamela Mae (Ward) Cowgill


Linda Carol (Ward) Cowgill, m Arlin Cornelius Ruthven IV.


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2  Joann Susan Cowgill


2  Ernest "Ernie" R. Cowgill b 29 Nov 1870, Benton Co., IN, d 1 Sep 1942, m 1 Jan 1895, Macon Co., IL, as her 2nd husband, Margaret E. “Maggie” McMillan, b 30 May 1868, IN, d 31 Jul 1934. Both bur Fairlawn Cem. Margaret had two children by her 1st husband.


3  William Endley Cowgill b 1 Dec 1872, Fowler, Benton Co., IN, d 2 Nov 1957, m 12 Sep 1898, Lexington, McLean Co., IL, Mary Gertrude Moore, b 11 Apr 1880, d 6 Jun 1946, dau of John and Ellen Moore. Both bur Boiling Springs Cem., Decatur, IL.

Children: known are – Harvey Endley, Lola, unk, Arthur, Helen, Maud, Francis, Raymond


1  Harvey Endley Cowgill b 16 Jun 1899, IL, d 10 Jun 1956, m Martha Bauer, b 30 Apr 1901, d 1964. Harvey was grand lecturer of the Illinois grand lodge of Masons, and a former chairman of the Macon Co. Board of Supervisors. He was employed as steward of the Macon Acres Nursing Home at the time of his death (from an obit).

Children: known are (order uncertain) – infant, Ernest, Beulah, Herman, Clarabel, Gareth, Erma, William


1  infant Cowgill b and d 2 Nov 1924, IL.


2  Ernest Wayne Cowgill b 31 Oct 1927, IL, d 12 Jan 1928.


3  Beulah Mae Cowgill b 15 Mar 1929, IL, d 2 Feb 1991, m 3 Aug 1951, Eugene L. Winterbauer.


4  Herman Ray Cowgill b 26 Apr 1930, d 15 Oct 2010.


5  Clarabel Lee Cowgill, b 20 Jun 1933, d 7 Aug 2007, m Gleason Dirl Shaffer, b 21 Aug 1930, d 27 Nov 2007.


6  Gareth Eugene Cowgill b IL, m Sandra Lou McGeorge, dau of Charles Addison and Dorothy Eileen (Eaton) McGeorge. Gareth was City Golf Champion of Decatur, IL, for 1989.

Children: known are - Gregory Franklin, Lori Lynn


7  Erma Marlene Cowgill b 5 Jul 1936, d 7 Dec 1989, m 1963, Forrest William Pope.


8  William Franklin Cowgill b 23 Aug 1938, d 17 Jul 1949.


2  Lola B. Cowgill b 3 Aug 1902, IL, d 12 Mar 1999, m 1922, Charles Elmer Owens, b 1896, IL, d 1970. Lived Decatur.


3  unknown Cowgill, d bef 1910


4  Arthur Benjamin Cowgill b 18 Jan 1905, IL, d Feb 1978, m(1) Leona ____, b ca 1910, IL; m(2) as her 2nd husband, Laurene G. (Riley) Williams, b 25 Oct 1918, IL, d 6 Aug 2003, dau of William and Nettie Curtis Taylor Riley. Last address Decatur, Macon Co., IL. Family? (Laurene had a Phyliss L. Cowgill, b 5 Dec 1927, d 14 Mar 2006, living with her. Who was she?)


5  Helen Elizabeth Cowgill b 30 Aug 1906, IL, m ca 1929, Harlin (Harland?) Waddell, b ca 1908, IL, son of Roy and Mabel Waddell.


6  Maud L. Cowgill b 12 Aug 1908, IL, d 30 Nov 2004, m 22 Feb 1926, Harold Waddell, b ca 1906, IL, son of Roy and Mabel Waddell. Lived Englewood, CO.


7  Francis V. Cowgill b ca 1911, IL


8  Raymond G. “Pete” Cowgill b 14 Dec 1914, IL, d 17 Aug 1998, m 6 Jun 1933, Ruth Sweet, b 2 Oct 1915, d 30 Dec 2007. Pete was retired as a tool and dye designer from Caterpillar Inc. Last address Decatur, Macon Co., IL. Bur in Boiling Springs Cem.

Children: known are (order uncertain) – Max, Marvin, Alan


1  Max Richard Cowgill b 6 Apr 1934, IL, d 24 May 2016, m 2 Jan 1953, Decatur, Anna Sharp, b 11 Feb 1936, d 31 May 2015. Lived Decatur. Max was a retired letter carrier for the USPS, and a US Army veteran.

   Children: known are - Richard, Joel, Jerry, Douglas, Thomas


2  Marvin L. Cowgill b 6 Apr 1934, IL, d 1971.


3  Alan R. Cowgill


4  Sarah Elizabeth Cowgill b 18 Jan 1879, Benton Co., IN, d 4 Jul 1968, m 6 Apr 1898, Macon Co., IL, John Wesley Wickline, b 17 Jul 1872, IL, d 19 Nov 1937. Both bur Boiling Springs Cem., Decatur, IL.


5  James Benjamin Curtis Cowgill b 8 Nov 1882, Macon Co., IL, d 30 Nov 1958, Decatur, IL, m(1) 1907, Margaret Mary Delahunty, b 26 Oct 1888, Decatur, d 1918, dau of Patrick and Catherine (Stanford) Delahunty (from Ireland); m(2) 18 Oct 1923, Stanley Co., SD, as her 2nd husband, Edith Elnora (Herbison) Bednark, b 1900, SD, d 25 Nov 1948; m(3) 28 Dec 1949, Mary D. Matthews. James bur Calvary Cem., Decatur, IL.

Children: known are – Catherine, Curtis James Jr, Vera, Charles


1  Catherine Margaret Cowgill b 5 Mar 1908, Decatur, IL, d 22 Jun 1971, Portland, OR, m 1 Feb 1928, Hughes Co., SD, Sylvester LeRoy Kellogg, b 5 May 1908, Pierre, SD. Catherine bur burial vault, Skyline Memorial Garden.


2  Curtis James Cowgill Jr b 6 May 1914, Fall City, NE, d 5 Mar 1974, m 11 Dec 1941, New Castle, WY, Ilene Mae Wall, b 3 Aug 1917, Pierre, SD, d 15 Dec 1995, dau of Grover and Carrie Wall. Both bur Black Hills National Cem., Sturgis, SD. Curtis served in the US Army during World War II as a Sgt.

Children: known are – Curtis James III, Pamela


1  Curtis James Cowgill III


2  Pamela W. Cowgill b Denver, CO, m Robert Norman Ward.


3  Vera June Cowgill b 1924, SD, d 26 Sep 2000, m(1) 29 Oct 1943, Cook Co., IL, Frederick R. Naessig; m(2) 27 Apr 1968, Los Angeles, Joseph Paul Hovorka, b ca 1930. Vera bur Riverside Cem., Pierre, SD.


4  Charles Roy Cowgill b 1927, SD, d 15 Aug 1930, Hughes Co., SD. Bur Riverside Cem., Pierre (by his mother).


6  Robert Lee Cowgill b 20 Oct 1883, Macon Co., IL, d 22 Sep 1951, Point Pleasant, m 22 Feb 1910, Mabel Meyers, b 11 Oct 1892, IL, d 27 Jun 1964. Both bur Point Pleasant Cem., Macon Co., IL.

Children: known are – Ethel May, Mary, Robert Lee Jr, Pauline Emma, Herbert, Shirley Ann


1  Ethel May Cowgill b 19 Jan 1912, d 19 Dec 1925, bur Point Pleasant Cem., Macon Co., IL.


2  Mary Estelle Cowgill b 16 Oct 1913, IL, d 8 Apr 2008, m 29 Oct 1938, MO, Addie Workman, d 2 Jan 1957.


3  Robert Lee Cowgill Jr b 29 Jul 1917, Macon Co., IL, d 26 Aug 1987, Mount Zion, IL, m 22 May 1940, St Charles, MO, Ethel Geraldine Broughton, b 11 Jan 1923, IL, d 19 Jul 2003, dau of Fred and Ethel Cheek Broughton. Bur Mount Zion Cem.

Children: known are (order uncertain) – Gerald, David


1  Gerald “Nelson” Cowgill b 18 Mar 1943, CA, d 9 Oct 2004, Sarasota, FL, m Carol Sue Britton, dau of Wayne Wilson and Helen (Lawrence) Britton. Long time resident of Mt Zion, IL. Div? (Carol remarried 6 Dec 1993, Collin Co., TX, Roger Howard Richards).

Children: known are – Jill, Kenneth


2  David P. Cowgill


4  Pauline Emma Cowgill b 6 Jan 1918, IL, d 6 Aug 2017.


5  Herbert M. Cowgill b 21 Jul 1921, IL, d 10 Aug 1953, m Aileen E. ____, b 5 Jun 1923. Herbert bur Point Pleasant Cem. Family?


6  Shirley Ann Cowgill b 23 May 1927, IL, d 6 Jun 2000, Decatur, IL, age 73, m Gerald Peyton.


7  Julia M. Cowgill b 16 Aug 1885, Macon Co., IL, d 3 Sep 1960, m ca 1902, George Rozzell, b 2 Oct 1874, d 1 Sep 1935. Both bur Fairlawn Cem.


8  Violet "Viola Alvira" Cowgill b 4 Aug 1888, Macon Co., IL, d 13 Feb 1889.


5  James P. Cowgill, son of Israel and Elizabeth, b Nov 1846 (claimed 1848 on the 1900 census), IN, d bef 1910? James is shown as a waiter at Michael Roe's “saloon and boarding house” in Dallas in 1880 – brother Endley J. was there also as a cook. He is shown as a teamster, boarding with Endley, in the Dallas City Directory for 1894; as a carpenter in Dallas in 1900. Single.


6  Lemuel W. Cowgill b Apr 1848, IN, d 1 May 1925. On the 1900 Census, Benton Co., IN, Lemuel is listed as “Alonzo J.”; sister Melinda was the only other person in the household. Lemuel single in Benton Co., IN, in 1910; shown as a “widower” living with niece, Julia Rozzell (dau of brother Jesse), and family in Decatur, IL, in 1920. Bur Benton County Poor Farm Cem.


7  Keziah Cowgill b 1850, d 18 Oct 1851, aged 1y 7m 14d, bur Davis Cem.


8  Araminta (also shown as Arminta, Arminda, Araminda) Cowgill b Mar 1853, IN, d 1931, m 27 Oct 1875, Benton Co., IN, William M. Ford, b ca 1852, IN, son of John M. Ford (who was living with Araminta in 1900). In 1900, Araminta listed as a widow in Red Willow Co., NE; in Cheyenne, WY, in 1910 with her dau, Malinda Simpson, and family. Bur Fairmount Cem., Denver.


9  Endley J. Cowgill b 30 Oct 1854 (tombstone has b 1844; death certif states b 30 Oct 1850, but census records show b after other siblings; death cert also shows age 79y 9m 6d which disagrees with date of d), Lafayette, IN, d 6 Aug 1930, Dallas, TX, m 1886, Mary Rosetta Holt (tombstone has Mary Elizabeth), b Mar 1858, Lincoln Co., TN, d 3 Feb 1942, Dallas, TX, dau of Jim and Mary Holt of TN. Both bur Forest Lawn Cem., Dallas. Endley and brother James were in Dallas by 1880.

Children: known are (1900 census, ten claimed on 1910 census; one unknown d before 1900) – James Henry, Samuel Roy, Mary Elizabeth, Daisy, Hattie, Robert Elmer, Early


1  James Henry Cowgill b 15 Oct 1887, TX, d 15 Sep 1941, Dallas, m(1) ca 1912, Maude Craig, b KS; div bef 1920; m(2) Oma Ruth Wilson, b 20 Jan 1888, TX, d 13 Nov 1931. Oma bur Lee Cem., Seagoville, Dallas Co.

Children: known are – Catherine, Mary Charlotte, Omagena


1  Catherine Ledis (also as Lydia) Cowgill b 29 Oct 1913, Elmo, Kaufman Co., TX, m Jesse Bolin.

Child: known is -


Jerre Bolin Cowgill


2  Mary Charlotte (Totty) Cowgill b 15 Aug 1915, Dallas, d Nov 2000, m Joel Glass.


3  Omagena Cowgill b 2 Nov 1923, TX, d 22 Jan 1933, Dallas. Bur Lee Cem., Seagoville.


2  Samuel LeRoy Cowgill b 21 Mar 1890 (death cert has 1888), TX, d 4 Dec 1963, Dallas, TX, m 14 Mar 1914, Kaufman Co., TX, Zula (also as Julia Beheler, b ca 1897, AL (or TN?); div (she remarried 25 Mar 1923, Kaufman Co., John A. Mincher, b ca 1890).

Child: known is -


1  Gwendolyn Cowgill b ca 1916, TX, d 1966, m William Francis Walsh. Gwendolyn was shown with her mother and step-father in 1930 (unlocated in 1920).


3  Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Cowgill b Jul 1891, TX, d , Dallas, m(1) W. Olen Black; m(2) Jess Davis.


4  Daisy Marie Cowgill b Nov 1892, TX, d 10 Oct 1965, Dallas, m ca 1914, ___ Metcalf; div bef 1920.


5  Hattie L. Cowgill b Feb 1895, TX, d ___, Dallas, m John Earl Black.


6  Robert Elmer Cowgill b 24 Oct 1898 (1897 on World War I registration), Wylie, TX, d 7 Mar 1965, Dallas, m 25 Oct 1925, Mesquite, TX, Effie Estelle Pace, b 5 Aug 1899, Dallas, TX, d 24 Apr 1967, Dallas, dau of Joseph and Louella (Swaim) Pace of AL. Both bur Restland Cem., Dallas.

Children: known are – Robert Elmer Jr, James


1  Robert Elmer “Bob” Cowgill Jr b 18 Feb 1928, Dallas, TX, d 11 Dec 2004, m(1) 16 Feb 1948, Wilmington, DE, Doris May Doud, b 13 Dec 1927, Wilmington, DE; div 10 May 1971; m(2) 13 Nov 1971, Dallas, TX, Bee Geraldine (McAlister) Irby, b 23 Feb 1932, TX, d 20 Aug 2011. Bob graduated from SMU, and was a veteran of the US Navy, serving in World War II and the Korean War.

Children: known are – Robert, Michael, Steven


1  Robert Edward Cowgill


2  Michael Lane Cowgill


3  Steven Pierce Cowgill


2  James Edward Cowgill b 24 May 1932, Dallas, TX, d 12 Jan 2009, m 30 May 1952, Boston, MA, Lillie Avanell Bennett, b 25 Feb 1934, Edom, TX, d 7 Mar 2013, dau of Silas and Maggie (McAdams) Bennett. James was an engineer by profession; served in the US Navy 1952 – 1954.

Children: known are – Patricia, Janet


1  Patricia (Patty) Dyann Cowgill, m 5 Aug 1977, Dallas, TX, David Neal Hopkins, son of Charles Alvis and Lucille (Clements) Hopkins of TX.


2  Janet Kay Cowgill, m 29 May 1982, Dallas, TX, Thomas King Moeri, son of George and Roma (Austin) Moeri of IL.


7  Early Cowgill b Dec 1899, Collin Co., TX, d in infancy.


10 Josephine (Josie) Cowgill b ca 1857, IN. With the family in 1870. No further information.


9  Eliza Cowgill, dau of James and Charlotte, b 1 May 1813, d 22 Feb 1889, m 9 Nov 1835, Columbiana Co., OH, by Jonas Morris, Whitten Cripps Bonsall, b 15 Mar 1800, PA, d 13 Sep 1882, bur Appel Cem., Mahaska Co., IA, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Cripps) Bonsall.


10 David Cowgill b 15 Sep 1815, OH, d 27 Jan 1881, m(1) 13 Nov 1836, Columbiana Co., OH, by Jonas Morris, Sarah Harrison, b 10 Feb 1813, OH, dau of Latham and Mary (James) Harrison; m(2) 18 May 1845, Columbiana Co., by Chas J. Budd JP, Rebecca Stanley, b Feb 1819, VA. According to family tradition, 4 sons of David Cowgill served with the Union Army in the Civil War; 3 were killed and the 4th (Benjamin) disappeared during the war. Names of those sons were found only after some diligent searching. David bur Guerney Wilburite Friends Cem.

Children: known are (1840 census, Columbiana Co., OH, lists 2 males under age 5) – Milton H., Benjamin J., Simon A., David L., Sylvester Grey, Sarah, Thomas Washington, Annie, Marion


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1  Milton H. Cowgill b 1837, d 30 Jun 1864, Douglas U.S. Hospital, DC, from a mortar wound in the hip; bur Arlington National Cem. Milton enlisted 4 Feb 1864, age 26, a Pvt, Co C, 6th Ohio Cavalry. His file disclosed his father's name and home in OH. He is probably the M. H. Cowgill, age 23, shown in the Ohio State Penitentiary on the 1860 census.


2  Benjamin J. Cowgill b 28 Oct 1838, Columbiana Co., OH, d 20 Mar 1909, KS, m(1) 31 Jan 1867, Fulton Co., OH, his cousin’s (Lemuel Scott, son of Abigail - see page 39) widow, Priscilla (Fouty) Scott, b ca 1833, d 12 Apr 1884, Richardson Co., NE; m(2) 30 Apr or 8 May 1886, Finney Co., KS, Zara W. (shown as Mary on 1910 census) Eastham, b 24 Oct 1854, MO, d 8 Dec 1919. Zara remarried in 1910. Benjamin was a veteran of the Civil War, serving as a private in Co D, 14th Iowa Infantry, mustering in 2 Nov 1861 and mustering out 16 Nov 1864 (apparently Benjamin was rejected earlier by mustering officer of Co B, 8th Iowa Cavalry). He applied for an invalid pension in 1890 from KS. His widow, Zara, applied for a widow’s pension in 1909. In his pension file, Benjamin claimed to have lived in IA, NE, KS, CO (in Chaffee Co. in 1885), and AR. His pension file mentions “several sons and daughters”, but none are named. In an affidavit he filed 25 Dec 1908, Benjamin declared he had no children by either wife, and that facts of his earlier marriage would be impossible to prove as his parents were dead and “his three brothers were killed in the Army and never had any sister”. Zara’s pension application mentions a will by Benjamin. Benjamin bur Maple Grove Cem., Dodge City, KS. (Note: placement of Benjamin here is tentative, based on strong circumstantial evidence. Verification needed.)


3  Simon A. Cowgill b Oct 1841 (age 9 in 1850 census, OH), OH, d 7 Nov 1861, Belmont, MO, killed in Civil War. Enlisted 14 Jul 1861, age 20, a Pvt, Co F, 7th Iowa, native of OH, home: Salem, OH.


4  David L. Cowgill b 1843 (Age 7 in 1850 census), the Latham D. Cowgill who served in the Civil War as Pvt/Cpl in Co A, 32nd Ohio Infantry, mustering in 20 Jul 1861 at age 20, killed 5 Feb 64 at the battle of Baker's Creek, MS, bur at Vicksburg.


5  Sylvester Grey Cowgill b 28 Jan 1848, d 21 Nov 1915, Columbiana Co., OH, m(1) 6 Nov 1875, Sarah C. Hoffman, b ca 1857, OH, d 18 Sep 1891 (bur Bethel Church Cem.); m(2) 29 Oct 1893, Columbiana Co., Louisa Matti, b Sep 1873, Switzerland, d 1900, age 26 (bur North Georgetown Cem.). The family became separated then. Sylvester was an attorney and church pastor, educated at Mt Union College. Sylvester bur Hope Cem.

Children: known are – Lawrence, Vivian Austin, John Rollin, Lillian, Carl, Louise


1  Lawrence H. Cowgill b 17 Apr 1877, OH, d early.


2  Vivian Austin Cowgill b 7 Jun 1880, OH, d 29 Nov 1937, m 7 May 1910, Edna Taylor, b 25 Apr 1883, OH, d 15 Apr 1972. dau of S. A. and Anna (Harris) Taylor. V. A. was a florist. In St Louis in 1930. Edna was a nurse in Columbia, MO, in 1940.

Children: known are – William, Vivian, Margaret, Helen


1  William Rollin Cowgill b 2 Sep 1911, OH, d 20 Nov 1911. Bur Hope Cem.


2  (dau) Vivian A. Cowgill b ca 1913, OH


3  Margaret G. Cowgill b ca 1915, OH, m 11 Dec 1936, St Louis, MO, John W. Rose, b ca 1914.


4  Helen Louise Cowgill b 17 Mar 1918, d 15 Apr 1918. Bur Hope Cem.


3  John Rollin Cowgill b 11 Jul 1883, OH, d 22 Jul 1950, m 4 Nov 1912, Stark Co., OH, Madeline Elizabeth Metz, b 2 Jan 1893, PA, d 24 Apr 1963, dau of Charles and Clara A. (Schuchman) Metz. John was a veteran of World War I, serving as a 1st Lt in the US Army. He was in France with the American Expeditionary Forces 30 Jul 1918 to 4 Dec 1918. Honorable discharge 28 Dec 1918.

Children: known are – John, James, Rachel


1  John Rollin Cowgill Jr b 5 Jun 1914, d 10 Sep 1915.


2  James A. Cowgill b 9 Jul 1916, OH, d 12 Nov 1983, m(1) 9 Jul 1939, Brooke Co., WV, Helen E. Bowers, b ca 1917, OH; m(2) Betty Jane Criswell, b 27 Aug 1921, d 28 Jun 2006, dau of Reuben and Hilda (Jacobsen) Criswell. Lived Canton, OH. James was a veteran of World War II.

Children: known are (five, names unknown)


3  Rachel E. Cowgill b 1918, OH


4  Lillian Rebecca Cowgill b Nov 1887, OH, m 27 Jan 1913, Columbiana Co., OH, Louis Franks, b 1886, England, son of William and Elizabeth Franks. Lived in FL. (See page 83, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


5  Carl Frederick Cowgill b 4 Dec 1895, Columbiana Co., OH, d 5 Apr 1973, m 25 Dec 1932, Pinellas Co., FL, Marguerite Fisher, b 15 Nov 1895, Tampa, FL, d 3 Jun 1980. Carl was a veteran of World War I, serving as a private with the 5th Marine Regiment in 1918 and 1919. Was in battles of the Marne and the Argonne. He operated a plant nursery in Tampa.

Children: known are – Carl Jr, Mary


1  Carl Frederick Cowgill Jr b 17 Oct 1934, FL, d 5 Oct 1990, m(1) Ursala Stanton; div 1972; m(2) 13 Jul 1974, Hillsborough Co., FL, Vera Louise Crouch/Jarrett; div 1975; m(3) Mickey A. ____, b 1937. Carl was the owner and operator of Cowgill Farms and Nurseries in Brooksville, FL. He was a member of Future Farmers of America, the Florida Nurserymens Association, the Florida Farm Bureau, and was currently president of the Florida Nurserymens Growers Association, Coastal Springs Chapter. He was also a member of the Florida Sheriffs Association and the American Association of Nurserymen, Inc.

Children: known are - Eric Lincoln, Dana


2  Mary Fisher Cowgill b FL, m Aug 1958, Hillsborough Co., FL, Burleigh Taylor Wilkins.


Louise Cowgill (adopted), m Merritt Goodwin. (See page 83, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


6  Sarah M. Cowgill b 1851, OH, d 24 Dec 1887, age 36y 5m 6d.


7  Thomas Washington Cowgill b 14 Apr 1855, near Georgetown, OH, d 10 Aug 1911, of tuberculosis, Reno, NV, m 20 Dec 1883, Lillie Amanda Schuyler, b 7 Sep 1857, Republic, OH, d 5 Apr 1943, Reno, dau of Dr. Aaron Schuyler, who was President of Baldwin University. Thomas graduated from Harvard in 1883 (BA), and received a PhD (English) in 1885; taught at Mt Union College, Baldwin University, and Kansas Wesleyan (Greek); was a professor of English and History at the University of Nevada from 1891 until 1899, retired emeritus in 1904. He was also a well-known botanist.

Children: known are – Alberta Amanda, Philip Schuyler, Lillie Marjorie


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1  Alberta Amanda Cowgill b 15 Jan 1886, Berea, OH, d 16 Nov 1918, CA, m 12 Aug 1917, Walter Henry Miller. She died during the flu epidemic, leaving a 1 1/2 week old son, who was reared by her sister, Lillie. (See page 84, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Philip Schuyler Cowgill b 26 Jan 1891, Salina, KS, d 28 Aug 1981, NV, m 13 Sep 1918, Faith E. Mills, b 30 Sep 1897, d 13 Nov 1993, dau of John S. and Anna Mills.

Children: known are – Grace, Florence


1  Grace Elizabeth Cowgill 


2  Florence May Cowgill


3  Lillie Marjorie Cowgill b 5 Jul 1894, Reno, NV, d 16 Sep 1983, m 17 Dec 1921, Marion Chester Ross, d 3 Oct 1968, Elko, NV. (See page 84, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


8  Annie Cowgill b 1858 (age 12 in 1870 census), m 25 Dec 1884, Columbiana Co., OH, Isaac Cope. No further information.


9  Marion Cowgill b 1864, OH, d 27 Aug 1887, age 23y 7m. Death cert lists his occupation as schoolteacher.


11 Lewis Cowgill, son of James and Charlotte, b 15 Jul 1818, OH, d 20 Mar 1881, Jamestown, Cass Co., MI, m 21 Dec 1836, Elkrun MH (Carmel MM), Columbiana Co., OH, Miriam Harrison, b 16 Dec 1817, d 16 Feb 1889, dau of Latham and Mary Harrison. Moved to Logan Co., OH, in 1845 (shown on 1850 census, Monroe Twp, Logan Co.); apparently moved to LeGrand, Marshall Co., IA, and later, 1856, to Cass Co., MI, as shown on 1860-1870 census, settling in Jamestown in 1871. Lewis was a shoemaker.

    His obituary stated Lewis “was a strong Abolitionist, and sheltered many a fugitive slave during the days of the underground railroad, at the risk of life and property. He was a Republican and affiliated with that party ever since the nomination of Lincoln in 1860. He was appointed postmaster when only 28 years of age and has held that office almost constantly for a period of 35 years, and always holding some office of trust in the townships where he has lived. He moved to Jamestown after the Peninsular railroad run its line through that village, and was made the postmaster and station agent at that place, and held those positions until the day of his death, enjoying the confidence and respect of all good people. … A life-long member of the Society of Friends, he bore his very long and painful sickness with great patience, saying that he was ready and willing to go when the Master called him” (Cass Vigilant, Mar 1881). Three sons served in the Civil War. Both bur Prairie Grove Cem., Penn Twp, Cass Co., MI.

Children: known are – James Williamson, Mary Elizabeth, Latham, William, Joel, John, Benjamin


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1  James Williamson Cowgill b 21 Sep 1837, OH, d 23 Apr 1862, St Louis, MO. Served in the Civil War, enlisting 15 Oct 1861, age 24, a Pvt, Co D, 14th Iowa; native of OH, home: LeGrand, IA; wounded (right thigh broken) at Shiloh, 6 Apr 1862; died of wounds. His mother, Miriam, filed claim from MI, 26 Jul 1887. James is bur Jefferson Barracks, St Louis.


2  Mary Elizabeth Cowgill b 25 Dec 1838, OH, d 6 Mar 1916, age 78, m 1 Feb 1864, Jamestown, Cass Co., MI, Eri Stephenson, b 1 May 1832, d 20 Sep 1886, son of John and Jane (Hatfield) Stephenson. Both bur Prairie Grove Cem., Cass Co., MI. (See page 85, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Latham T. Cowgill b 12 May 1840, OH, d 2 Jan 1918, Salt Lake Co., UT, bur Mt Olivet Cem. Latham served in the Civil War, mustering in 13 Aug 1862 at Ft. Churchill, NV, mustered out 20 Jan 1864, a Cpl, Troop H and M, 2nd California Cavalry; he filed a claim for pension from MT 20 May 1904. He was a successful gold miner in or near Butte, MT, in the 1870s. A 10 Apr 1877 Butte newspaper article said Latham and partners had sold their mine and “left for the Yellowstone and Black Hills.” He was listed as an inmate at the Soldier’s Home in Columbia Falls, Flathead Co., MT, in 1905/1906. No evidence of family.


4  William H. H. Cowgill b 5 Sep 1841, OH, d 21 Mar 1842.


5  Joel Cowgill b 1 Jan 1843, OH, d 27 Feb 1898, m 22 Feb 1869, Berrien Co., MI, Sarah A. Adamson, b 1843, OH, d 10 May 1899, dau of John Adamson. Joel was Register of Deeds in Cassopolis Village, Cass Co., MI. Served in the Civil War from Cass Co., MI, a Pvt, Co E, 11th Michigan and Co E, 2nd Michigan; was badly wounded at the battle of Williamsburg, VA, on 5 May 1862; discharged 16 Sep 1865. Claim was filed from MI 21 Jul 1873 and 16 Apr 1898 (widow).

Child: known is -


1  Paul Adamson Cowgill b 29 Aug 1872, Cassopolis, Cass Co., MI, d 7 Apr 1935, m 21 Jun 1894, Newago, MI, Katherine Adelia Simmons, b Sep 1874, MI, d 13 Apr 1958, dau of John and Amelia (Bennett) Simmons. Paul was superintendant of City Schools of Michigan City. He later (1910) sold insurance in Spokane; in Portland by 1915 (city directory) and thereafter.

Children: known are – Lois, Gertrude, Eunice


1  Lois A. Cowgill b Jul 1896, MI, m 4 Oct 1922, Portland, OR, Anthony Jaureguy. Lois a teacher in Portland in 1920, in Queens, NY, in 1930.


2  Gertrude Ruth Cowgill b 11 Jun 1898, MI, m 20 Jul 1918, Portland, Dean Vincent.


3  Eunice I. Cowgill b ca 1901, MI, m ca 1923, Halmer D. Edlund?, b ca 1902, OR (of Swedish descent). Living with her parents in 1930.


6  John Cowgill b 12 Oct 1844, OH, d 23 Jan 1915, lived in CO; there in 1881-1910 as a teamster. Single. Bur Cedar Cem., Montrose, CO.


7  Benjamin S. Cowgill b 1850 (shown as 2/12th in 17 Aug 1850 census; Bible record says b Apr 1849, d Sep 1849), OH.


12 Evan Thomas Cowgill, son of James and Sarah, b 3 Jun 1822, OH, d 1 Sep 1855, aged 32y 2m 23d, m 1 Feb 1849, Mahoning Co., by J. B. Tinsley, Nancy Fouty (was dis 16d 6m 1849 for mou), b 1827, OH, d 20 Apr 1852, age 25y 9m 16d. Evan bur Franklin Cem., Fulton Co., Nancy bur West Barre Cem., Fulton Co. (many other Fouty’s bur there). Lived in Knox Twp, Columbiana Co., OH, in 1850; his widowed mother, Sarah (Elliott) Cowgill, age 68, b NJ, is listed with him.


13 Jonathan Cowgill b 25 Mar 1824, OH, d 23 Jul 1903, m Catherine J. Butcher, b Aug 1836, NJ, d 16 Nov 1906. Both bur Pleasant View Cem., Fulton Co. Jonathan shown as a wagonmaker on 1850/1860 census of Mill Creek Twp, Williams Co., OH, later (1880/1900) in Fulton Co. (the county border line was moved, so may have been no displacement).

Children: known are – William, Endley, Err, Cassius, Asa, Joseph, Mary, Samuel, Isaac Emerson, Sarah Emma


1  William F. Cowgill b Aug 1856, OH, d 1933, m 21 Feb 1894, Fulton Co., as her 2nd husband, Cora B. (Bachman) Brink, b 17 Sep 1870, OH, d 1948. William was a farmer in Fulton Co., then was in Lenawee Co., MI, by 1930. Both bur Pleasant View Cem., Fulton Co. Step-son Robert D. Brink, b Mar 1892, was with the family in 1900/1910. Cora remarried 1 Dec 1938, Steuben Co., IN, Henry Koon.

Children: known are – Sylvia, Ida, Hezekiah


1  Sylvia B. Cowgill b Nov 1895, OH, m 12 Dec 1911, Wauseon, OH, Charles B. Powers, b ca 1888, OH, son of John and Lizzie (Gilbert) Powers. Charles was a farmer in Fulton Co. in 1920.


2  Ida May Cowgill b 25 Jul 1900, OH, d 13 Nov 1992, m 3 Mar 1920, Fulton Co., OH, Roy Reckner, b 1896, OH, d 1982.


3  Hezekiah Cowgill b 1902, d 1904, bur Pleasant View Cem., Fulton Co.


2  Endley E. Cowgill b 9 Jan 1858, OH, d 21 Mar 1926, bur Pleasant View Cem. Lived with and employed by the Hutchins family in Jackson Co., MI, in 1880 (as “Edward”) and 1900; in Fulton Co., OH, in 1910/1920. Apparently single.


3  Er Ivester Cowgill b 10 Sep 1860, OH, d 6 Jan 1948. Bur Pleasant View Cem. Single, living with sister Emma in 1920/1930.


4  Cassius B. Cowgill b Aug 1862, OH, d 1945, m 5 Dec 1886, Fulton Co., OH, Florence M. Hibbard, b 27 May 1857, OH, d 27 Jun 1945, dau of John and Lucy (Esterline) Hibbard; div. Cassius shown as a widower, working as a high school janitor in Rock Island Co., IL, in 1920. Florence living with Er and Emma in 1930. Cassius bur Wauseon Union Cem., Fulton Co.

Children: known are – Garrie, Inez


1  Garrie Otto Cowgill b 2 Nov 1887, OH, d 3 Oct 1974, Cranbrook, BC, m 11 May 1917, Cascade Co., MT, Mamie Van Den Hauvek (or Heuvel), b 1900, MT, dau of Louis and Annie (Witsiers) Van Den Hauvek. Garrie was in Detroit in 1910.


2  Inez V. Cowgill b 18 Mar 1891, OH, d 16 Apr 1986, m 31 May 1908, Fulton Co., Oliver H. Dennis. Inez and family were living with her mother in 1910, but she is shown age 28 (single, b OH), as a restaurant worker in Chicago in 1920, and as a “culinary manager” of a tea room in Terre Haute in 1930. She readopted her Cowgill name. Last address was San Marino, CA.


5  Asa L. Cowgill b 3 Sep 1864, Williams Co., OH, d 25 Jun 1946, m 20 Feb 1899, Fulton Co., OH, Alta E. Kigar, b Sep 1872, OH, d 1953, dau of Elias and Angelina Kigar. Asa lived in Lenawee Co., MI. Bur Oak Grove Cem., Morenci, Lenawee Co., MI.

Child: known is -


1  Hollis “Sam” Wave Cowgill b 14 Dec 1900, MI, d 30 Nov 1992, m(1) Jul 1926, Mary Laurette Knepper, b 10 Aug 1907, OH, d 22 Sep 1964; m(2) 9 Oct 1952, Willie E. Rivers, b 19 Nov 1903, d 25 Jun 1976. Last address Sandusky, OH.

Children: known are – Hollis, Mary, Margaret


1  Hollis Elmer Cowgill b 12 Dec 1926, d 29 Mar 2009, m 4 Jul 1948, Fulton Co., OH, Imogene Link, b 3 Nov 1928, dau of Ray Harmon and Twila Evelyn (Brink) Link.

Children: known are – Hollis, Michael, Marilyn


1  Hollis Ray Cowgill


2  Michael Gene Cowgill


3  Marilyn E. Cowgill


2  Mary L. Cowgill


3  Margaret Ann Cowgill


6  Joseph B. Cowgill b 29 Nov 1866, OH, d 7 Jan 1950. Bur Pleasant View Cem., Fulton Co. Joseph in Toledo, Lucas Co., in 1900, single. With brother Er in 1940.


7  Mary C. Cowgill b 24 Jul 1871, OH, d 16 Apr 1901, m 5 Oct 1898, Fulton Co., OH, Edmund (also as Elliott) A. Ely, b 1873, OH. Edmund remarried ca 1907.


8  Samuel Preston Cowgill b 20 Jul 1873, OH, d 1955. In Dickenson Co., MI in 1910; Iron Co., MI, in 1920; and Marinette Co., WI, in 1930. Single, worked as a quarryman. There is a road east of Amberg, WI, named after him.


9  Isaac Emerson Cowgill (twin) b 23 Apr 1877, OH, d 1933, m 25 Mar 1908, Wauseon, OH, Pearl N. Prickett, b 15 Oct 1883, OH, d 28 Apr 1929 "with suicide intent", bur Oak Grove Cem., Lenawee Co., MI, dau of Samuel E. and Barbara (Bushey) Prickett; div bef 1920; remarried Pearl 27 Aug 1923, Monroe Co., MI. Isaac listed as a farmer of Florence, WI, at his 2nd marriage. Isaac bur Pleasant View Cem., Fulton Co.

Child: known is -


1  Edwin J. Cowgill b 1 Jun 1912, OH, d 24 Dec 1951, m Dorothy Marie Mallek, b 16 Jul 1912, d 24 Jul 2000. Last address Cleveland, OH.

Children: four (order?) – Edwin Jr, Jerome, Eugene, Maryann


1  Edwin Cowgill Jr


2  Jerome E. Cowgill


3  Eugene “Butch” Cowgill b ca 1941, d 14 Dec 1963, Euclid, OH.


4  Maryann P. Cowgill


10  Sarah Emah Cowgill (twin) b 23 Apr 1877, OH, d 5 Nov 1958, m 4 Nov 1931, Fulton Co., OH, Arden C. Pennington, b 5 Sep 1873, d 19 Sep 1957.


14 Charlotte Cowgill b 22 Jun 1826, OH, m Michael Coffelt, b ca 1802, VA. Michael was a farmer in Benton Co., IN, in 1850.


2  Mary Cowgill, dau of Henry and Ruth (Johnson) Cowgill, b 4 Jul 1764, Deer Creek, m 12 Jun 1783, Hopewell MM, Frederick Co., VA, Richard George, son of Ellis and Lydia George. Richard's will filed on 20 Sep 1821, Hampshire Co., VA, now WV (p9, WV Estate Settlements, 1753-1859). Mary and children transferred from Hopewell MM to Falls Creek, OH, 9 Dec 1830. (See page 85, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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3  Ruth Cowgill b 22 Oct 1766, Deer Creek MM (recorded Stony Run), MD, m 2 Feb 1789, Hopewell, VA, Mr Grist or Griest, contrary to disipline; disowned 5 Apr 1789.


Henry Cowgill b 20 Jan 1769 (Deer Creek MM, Stony Run Quaker records), MD, d 3 Sep 1845, age 76y 7m 13d, m 13 Nov 1794, Hopewell MM, Frederick Co., VA, Eleanor Barrett, dau of Benjamin A. (deceased) and Eleanor (Rogers) Barrett, b 9 Jul 1771, d 10 Feb 1840, age 68y 7m 1d. Both bur Fall Creek Friends Cem., Highland Co., OH. Henry appears (from Frederick Co. tax records) to have lived with his uncle John (see page 131) in Frederick Co. from at least 1787 until his marriage; in 1795, he bought a lot in Stephensburg, Culpeper Co. (Deed Book S:323). Henry and family moved from Culpeper Co. to Highland Co. in 1806 (although Hopewell MM records show them granting Eleanor and three children a certificate to Fairfield MM on 4 Jan 1808). For additional information on this family see History of Highland County, Ohio.

Children: known are - Sidney (dau), Ruth, Sarah, Benjamin, Henry, Jonathan B., John, unnamed, unnamed, and Lydia.


1  Sidney Cowgill (dau) b 30 Nov 1795, VA, d 25 Dec 1797.


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2  Ruth Cowgill b 5 Feb 1798, VA, d 29 Oct 1800.


3  Sarah Cowgill b 25 Feb 1800, VA, d 14 Mar 1888, m Elias Overman, b 1794, d 1856, son of Zebulon Overman. (See page 87, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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4  Benjamin Cowgill b 10 Jun 1802, Culpeper Co., VA, d 29 Feb 1888, age 86y 8m 19d, m(1) 29 Dec 1827, by David Reece JP, Margaret Garrett, b 2 Dec 1810, d (child-birth) 3 Dec 1834, age 24y; m(2) 16 Feb 1837, by Joel Thurman JP, Rachel D. Garrett, sister of Margaret, b 1 Jan 1820, OH, d 9 Dec 1868, age 48y 11m 8d. All bur in Fall Creek Friends Cem., Paint Twp, Highland Co., OH. Benjamin is on a list of Underground Railroad Operators in OH maintained by the Menare Foundation. He is listed as a Highland County Commissioner for 1853.

Children: known are - Martha, Henry, Eleanor, William, Lydia, Sarah, Phebe Jane, Harriett, Lewis, Jonathan B., Mary, Charles G., Clarence, Josephine, Jessie F.


1  Martha M. Cowgill b 11 Dec 1828, d 21 Sep 1879, m 28 May 1850, Highland Co., by Jas G. Thurman JP, Lewis S. Roads, b 8 May 1827, d 2 Aug 1894. Both bur Roads Cem., Paint Twp, Highland Co., OH. (See page 89, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2  Henry Cowgill b 1 Nov 1830, Highland Co., OH, d 29 Oct 1912, m 11 Feb 1851 (license issued 13 Jan 1851 (OR), Eva Roads, dau of David and Barbara Roads, b 4 Jul 1831, d 24 Jan 1901, age 70y 6m 20d. Both bur Falls Creek Cem. Henry was a veteran of the Civil War, serving as a private in Co A, 2nd Battalion of Ohio Cavalry (60 days), mustering in 16 Aug 1864 and mustering out 15 Oct 1864. He applied for an invalid pension in 1885 (app # 531,080, cert # 472,860). Note: Louise T. Linton copied data on the family of Benjamin Cowgill from the bible of Henry Cowgill.

Children: known are – Emma Cordelia, Ella Florence, Sally May, Milton Ellsworth, Hattie Blanche, Clara Gertrude, Margaret Lulu


1  Emma Cordelia Cowgill b 2 Nov 1853, d 31 Jan 1952, m 30 Oct 1881, as his 2nd wife, Jacob N. West, b 1851, OH, d 1938. In Madison Co., OH, in 1900.


2  Ella Florence Cowgill b 7 Nov 1855, d 5 Jan 1873, age 17y 1m 29d.


3  Sally May Cowgill b 11 Jan 1858, m 15 Mar 1881, Leonidas H. Mendenhall, b May 1852, OH. Leonidas a farmer in Highland Co. in 1900.


4  Milton Ellsworth Cowgill b 26 May 1862, d 7 Jun 1943, m 29 Oct 1883, Phebe L. Barrett (or Barnett), b Sep 1859, OH, dau of George W. and Rhoda (Lupton) Barrett. Moved to Canada, Jackson Co., TX, before 1910.

Children: known are – Chloe, infant, Roy


1  Chloe E. Cowgill b 22 Aug 1886, Highland Co., OH, m 20 Dec 1905, Highland Co., OH, James A. Worth, b Aug 1879, IN, son of William S. and Minnie D. Worth. James was a statistician for the railroad in Wabash Co. in 1920.


2 ??? Cowgill, d early (1900 census has three children, two living).


3  Roy Earl Cowgill b 9 Jan 1896, OH, d 19 Feb 1919, casualty in World War I. Roy Earl was a Cpl, Co F, 312th Motor Trans, Mech Corps Repair Unit. Bur Arlington National Cem. (Sec Wht E Site 1067).


5  Hattie Blanche Cowgill b 18 Oct 1865, d 27 Dec 1939, m(1) 18 Apr 1888, Thomas B. Kerns; m(2) Hiram Van Kirk. Hattie bur Xenia Cem.


6  Clara Gertrude Cowgill b 30 Jun 1870, d 21 Jun 1871, age 21d 11m.


7  Margaret Lulu Cowgill b 9 Nov 1873, OH, d 11 Aug 1940, m 18 Oct 1898, Thomas A. Cunningham, b Jun 1861, OH. Apparently no children.


3  Eleanor Cowgill b 27 Dec 1832, d 24 Jan 1839, age 7y 27d. Record on tombstone in Stringtown Cem.


4  William Cowgill b 3 Dec 1834, d 18 Feb 1860, age 25y 2m 10d.


5  Lydia Cowgill b 20 Apr 1837, d 29 Jan 1839, age 2y 3m 9d.


6  Sarah O. Cowgill b 22 Jan 1839, d 4 Dec 1923 (in Rest Home, Springfield, OH), m 20 Feb 1861, Highland Co., OH, by M. G. Purkhiser, William Henry Harrison Evans, b 8 Oct 1838, d 18 Nov 1902, age 64y 1m 18d. Sarah bur Greenfield Cem. (See page 90, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


7  Phebe Jane Cowgill b 13 Mar 1841, d 18 Feb 1878, m 4 Jan 1866, Highland Co., by S. Steel MG, Milton Reece Elliott, b 24 Mar 1842, d 21 Nov 1924. Phebe bur Hicksite Quaker Cem., and Milton bur Greenfield Cem., Highland Co., OH. Milton m(2) 1881, Anna Rebecca Burgess. (See page 90, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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8  Harriett "Hattie" Cowgill b 15 Feb 1843, Highland Co., OH, d 1923, m 4 Oct 1866, Highland Co., by Mills Calvert MG, William H. Parker, b 6 Aug 1844, Highland Co., OH, d 1927, son of Samuel and Mary (Kinzer) Parker. (See page 91, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


9  Lewis Cowgill b 11 Dec 1844, d 5 Jul 1845.


10 Jonathan Barrett Cowgill b 19 Sep 1846, d 28 Jul 1931, m 25 Mar 1869, by J.J. Taggart, Rebecca Ellen Parker, b 7 May 1851, d 10 Jul 1926, dau of Samuel and Mary (Kinzer) Parker. Both bur Hillsboro, OH, cem.

Children: known are – William, Burch Miller, Albert Gray, Clarence Overman, Benjamin, Raymond Thomas, Martha, Parker Walter


1  William P. Cowgill b 25 Dec 1869, Highland Co., OH, d 13 May 1872, age 2y 4m 18d, bur in Fall Creek Friends Cem.


2  Burch Miller Cowgill b 27 Oct 1872, Highland Co., OH, d 17 Jan 1964, m 24 Feb 1898, Elizabeth "Lizzie" May Milligan, b 8 Aug 1876, d 5 Jan 1956, dau of George and Caroline (Barr) Milligan. Burch and Lizzie lived in Madison Co., IN.

Children: known are – John Ralph, Carroll Winford, Caroline Marguerite


1  John Ralph Cowgill b 16 Apr 1901, Summerville, Madison Co., IN, d Oct 1957, m 1922, Ann Fern Miller, b 29 Jun 1901, d 17 Sep 1991.

Child: known is -


1  Norma Jean Cowgill b 6 Sep 1923, d 4 Dec 2000, m 5 Nov 1956, Indianapolis, IN, Charles M. Riggle, d 31 Oct 1986. (See page 91, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Carroll Winford Cowgill b 27 Aug 1903, twin of Caroline, Summerville, Madison Co., IN, m Sep 1927, Velma Crawford, b 22 Aug 1905. Both killed 30 Oct 1963 in a tragic accidental explosion at State Fair Coliseum, Indianapolis, IN.

Child: known is -


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1  Carroll Winford Cowgill Jr b 3 Oct 1931, d 17 Oct 2007, m(1) 23 Aug 1954, White Co., IN, Doris Ann Nordyke, b 4 Jun 1931, Danville, IL, d ????; m(2) Mariln (Leuthesser) Herrington, b 10 Nov 1939, IL, d 10 Aug 2016. Last address: Troy, MI.

Children: known are – Carole Ann, Susan Rae


1  Carole Ann Cowgill


2  Susan Rae Cowgill


3  Caroline Marguerite Cowgill b 27 Aug 1903, twin of Carroll, Summerville, Madison Co., IN, m(1) 18 Jul 1924, Floyd Boylen, d 4 Feb 1925; m(2) 19 Aug 1944, Frank Ruse Mason, d 15 Nov 1960.


3  Albert Gray Cowgill b 28 Sep 1875, Highland Co., OH, d 11 Jan 1969, m(1) 19 Jun 1909, Pittsburgh, PA, Blanche Ellen Wood, b 28 May 1885; m(2) 1960, Elsie _____, b 5 Apr 1891, d Jul 1967. Albert was a teacher, later principal of schools for Friends and the blind. He applied for membership in the Welcome Society in 1949.

Child: known is -


1  Elizabeth "Betty" Wood Cowgill b 26 Jun 1910, m(1) 21 Aug 1933, Manhattan, Stephen Fay; m(2) 1945, Philadelphia, William E. Warner Jr. (See page 92, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4  Clarence Overman Cowgill b 11 Apr 1878, Highland Co., OH, d 10 Feb 1949, m 5 Aug 1903, Carrie Alice Watts, b 23 Jul 1879, d 23 May 1968, dau of Roderick Lewis and Sarah Catherine (Davis) Watts.

Children: known are – Clarence, Harry Watts, Frank, Roderick Jonathan, Sarah Ellen, Donald Edgar, Thomas Wade


1  Clarence A. Cowgill b 28 Jul 1904, d same day.


2  Harry Watts Cowgill b 30 Jan 1906, d 26 Jan 1978, bur Tulsa, OK, m 13 May 1949, Boston, MA, Louise Pickett of Boston, b 7 Sep 1917, MA, d Jan 1985, dau of John and Louise (Calhoun) Pickett. Both shown with last address as Baton Rouge, LA. Harry was a US Army veteran of World War II.

Children: known are – Harry, Natalie, Phillip


1  Harry Michell Cowgill, m 1972, OK, Hilda (Bruni) Jabeal Finki, from W. Germany.


2  Natalie Cowgill (See page 92, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Phillip Cowgill


3  Frank M. Cowgill b 11 Dec 1907, d 13 Sep 1960, Wilmington, OH, m 3 Sep 1939, Grace Edna Guillermin, b 10 Apr 1914, d 14 May 2015, dau of Peter and Mary Guillermin.

Child: known is -


1  Brenda Marie Cowgill, m 24 Jul 1963, Jay R. Shaffer of Dubois, PA. (See page 92, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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4  Roderick Jonathan Cowgill b 12 Mar 1910, Highland Co., OH, d 20 May 2002, m Ft Ord, Monterey Co., CA, 28 Dec 1942, Ruth Wavalin Miller, b 16 Oct 1919, d 26 Feb 2013, Marshall, OH, dau of Van Homer and Ruth Florine (Kesler) Miller. Lived Louisville, KY. Roderick served in the US Army during World War II.

Children: known are – Roderick Jonathan Jr, Robert


1  Roderick Jonathan Cowgill Jr, m 9 Sep 1967, Jackson Co., TN, Linda S. Melloan, dau of Robert Melvin and Arnita (Langley) Melloan.

Child: known is -


1  Patrick Justin Cowgill


2  Robert Miller Cowgill b Lexington, KY, m 18 Oct 1975, Stephanie O'Bryan, dau of William and Barbara O'Bryan.

Children: known are – Rachel Elaine, Stephanie Bryanne, Madeline Marie


5  Sarah Ellen Cowgill b 6 May 1913, d 26 Oct 1991, m(1) 30 Jun 1938, John E. McCabe; div 7 Oct 1948; m(2) 5 Oct 1962, John Dorman, d 23 Jul 1974, CA. No children.


6  Donald Edgar Cowgill b 13 Nov 1917, on Cowgill Farm, Highland Co., OH, d 14 Jan 1980, m 22 Aug 1941, Hamersville, OH, Maud Alberta Moore, b 23 Feb 1918, d 1 Apr 2006, dau of Owen Lincoln and Irene (Inskeep) Moore. Donald served in the Navy Seabees during World War II.

Children: known are – William, Patricia, Cathe


1  William “Bill” Watts Cowgill, m 10 Aug 1968, Covington, KY, Bonnie Lou Combs, dau of Logan and Eunice (Spencer) Combs.


2  Patricia Ann Cowgill, m 26 Jun 1971, Cincinnati, OH, Daniel Ralph Shick, son of William Richard and Hirell Louise (Walker) Shick. (See page 93, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Cathe Lynn Cowgill, m 18 Jun 1975, James Dirk Hosea, son of Frank H. Jr and Doris Gerda Ursala (Botsch) Hosea.


7  Thomas Wade Cowgill b 16 Jun 1919, d 19 Jun 1994 (death cert; SSDI has 15 Jun), m 31 Jul 1948, Mabel Fern Drake, b 5 Oct 1923, Loveland, OH, d 11 Apr 2002. Thomas was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Forces. Lived Cincinnati.

Children: known are – Chester, Thomas


1  Chester Wade Cowgill b 8 Oct 1949, d 17 Apr 2004. Single.


2  Thomas Gary Cowgill, m 17 Mar 1978, Jennifer Jane Griffith, dau of Frederick Ray and Jane Bryant (Lewis) Griffith.

Children: known are – Stacey Jane, Carrie Elizabeth, Katherine “Kate” Rose


5  Benjamin A. Cowgill b 10 Dec 1880, Highland Co., OH, d 17 Dec 1884 (death record has 11 Dec), age 4y 7d, bur in Fall Creek Friends Cem.


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6  Raymond Thomas Cowgill b 1 Jan 1884, Highland Co., OH, d 11 Sep 1931 (by taking his own life), m 21 Oct 1926, Highland Co., OH, Josephine Ridgeway, b 5 Aug 1883, d 21 Dec 1966. Both bur Hillsboro Cem. No children.


7  Martha B. Cowgill b 29 Dec 1886, Highland Co., OH, d 23 Sep 1976, m 17 Mar 1909, Frank Lyle, b 1882, d 1952. No Children.


8  Parker Walter Cowgill b 19 Dec 1893, Highland Co., OH, d 1 May 1975, m 27 Oct 1915, Olive West, b 15 Oct 1892, Clinton Co., OH, d 9 Aug 1987, dau of Levi and Susan Jane (Mathews) West. Parker bur Hillsboro Cem.

Children: known are – Joseph, Mary, John, Robert, Paul


1  Joseph West Cowgill b 28 Feb 1921, Hillsboro, OH, d 4 Jun 2012, m 26 Jun 1955, Monroe Co., TN, Ruth Elizabeth Ross, b 17 Sep 1930, Hillsboro, OH, d 7 Jan 2013, dau of William and Mary (Teboe) Ross. Joseph was a veteran of World War II.

Children: known are – Joseph, Retta, Roberta, Ronda, Ramona


1  Joseph Ross Cowgill, m 7 Apr 1979, Cheryl Ann Countryman, dau of George Countryman of Greenfield, OH.

Children: known are – Brittany, Brandon, Ashley


2  Retta June Cowgill b Greenfield, Highland Co., OH, m John Michael Short. (See page 94, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Roberta Cowgill b Greenfield, Highland Co., OH, m 27 May 1989, Mitchel Jay Karnes.


4  Ronda Joan Cowgill b Greenfield, Highland Co., OH, d 14 Jun 2007, m 4 Sep 1983, Peter Joseph Kelly II. (See page 94, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


5  Ramona Jane Cowgill b Greenfield, Highland Co., OH


2  Mary Jean Cowgill b 5 May 1926, Hillsboro, OH, d 19 Feb 2003. Mary was a secretary in Columbus, OH.


3  John "Jack" Parker Cowgill b 19 Jun 1929, Hillsboro, OH, d 13 Dec 2016, m(1) 12 Mar 1951, Donna Lou Borden; div 26 Oct 1961; m(2) 5 Jun 1966, as her 2nd husband, Nancy Louise (Simmons) Daube, b 4 Dec 1940, dau of Oliver L. and Juanita J. (Stevenson) Simmons. John served in the USMC during the Korean Conflict.

Child: known is -


1  Kathy Ann Cowgill b Greenfield, OH, m 29 May 1969, Donavon Johnson. (See page 94, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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4  Robert Leroy Cowgill, d at birth, Oct 1930.


5  Paul Raymond Cowgill b 24 Apr 1932, Hillsboro, OH, d 31 May 2013, m(1) 2 Apr 1960, Chicago, IL, Elaine Doris Liepe, b 23 Jun 1930, d 14 May 1999, dau of Edward and Harriet (Rousel) Liepe; m(2) ca 2001, Mildred Wedel. Last address Naples, FL.

Children: known are – Bruce, Brent


1  Bruce Edward Cowgill


2  Brent Elliott Cowgill


11 Mary C. Cowgill b 31 Jul 1848, d 28 Jul 1931, m 13 Oct 1868, by Dennis Callahan (OR), Jonathan Roush, d 2 Oct 1901, age 54y 7m 5d, at home in Highland Co., OH, son of John Allen and Sarah (Van Pelt) Roush. Jonathan was a veteran of the Civil War, serving as a Corp., Co. M, 12th Ohio Cavalry Regiment. (See page 95, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


12 Charles G. Cowgill b 19 Mar 1855, d 9 Apr 1915, Highland Co., OH, m 20 Oct 1885, Geneva (Jennie) B. Huff, b Jun 1853, OH, d 7 Aug 1926. Charles bur Stringtown Cem.

Children: known are – Nellie, Bessie, Alva


1  Nellie Marie Cowgill b 28 Nov 1886, d 9 Oct 1896 of diptheria (as did her siblings).


2  Bessie Lee Cowgill b 20 Apr 1889, d 7 Nov 1896.


3  Alva Dean Cowgill b 10 Dec 1891, d 5 Nov 1896.


13 Clarence Cowgill b 8 Nov 1860, d 1 Apr 1861, age 1y 4m 22d, bur in Fall Creek Friends Cem.


14 Josephine Cowgill b 2 Jan 1863, d 22 Oct 1871, age 8y 9m 26d, bur in Fall Creek Friends Cem.


15 Jessie F. Cowgill b 21 Aug 1864, d 11 Mar 1867, age 2y 6m 20d, bur in Fall Creek Friends Cem.


5  Henry Cowgill son of Henry and Eleanor, b 7 Feb 1805, VA, d 10 Mar 1814, OH.


6  Jonathan Barrett Cowgill b 26 Dec 1807, d 30 Sep 1846, age 38y 9m 4d, m 22 Mar 1832, by David Reece JP, Lucinda Barnard, b 26 Dec 1811, Highland Co., OH, d 7 Apr 1890 (another source states date of d for Lucinda as 1895), Villisca, IA, dau of Frederick and Elizabeth (Davis) Barnard. Lucinda m(2) 22 Nov 1860, as his 2nd wife, Jacob C. Hadley, b 3 Mar 1801, Orange Co., NC, d 11 Feb 1879, bur OH, son of John and Lydia (Harvey) Hadley.

Children: known are - John B., Sarah Jane, Elizabeth, Milton, Benjamin Franklin (1st), Ellen W., Benjamin Franklin (2nd), Oscar, Jonathan B.


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1  John Barnard Cowgill b 18 Mar 1833 (Bible record - Hillsboro Courthouse record has 22 Mar 1832) d 20 Sep 1866 (of cholera), aged 33y 6m 2d, bur Jackson Co., IL, m 18 Jan 1860, by S. Steele, M.G. OH ("con mou - 21 Apr 1860" by the Society of Friends), Amanda Van Pelt, b 8 Aug 1840, Highland Co., OH, d 20 Apr 1922, age 81, bur Springfield Friends Cem., Clinton Co., OH, dau of Jonathan Van Pelt (who in his Will dated 21 Mar 1876 and proved 18 May 1878, mentions his dau Amanda). Probate records in court, Clinton Co., Wilmington, OH, show John had lands in the State of IL to which his heirs and widow had an interest. He was apparently in IL when he became ill and died there (“Mr. Cogill died of Cholera last night at 3 o'clock after 6 hours from the attack”, from Diary of Hiram Schwartz). About two weeks after his death, his widow gave birth to their last child in OH.

Children: known are - Kate, Maude, Mary E. "Mollie", John B.


1  Catherine "Kate" Cowgill b 3 Mar 1862, OH, d 14 Mar 1894, m 3 Mar 1881 (Court record Wilmington, OH), Wilson E. Harvey, b 3 Oct 1853, d 14 Oct 1945, bur Springfield Cem., Wilmington, OH, son of Simon and Ann (Townsend) Harvey. (See page 96, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Maude Cowgill b ca 1864, IL, d at age 16?


3  Mary "Mollie" Elizabeth Cowgill b 10 May 1863, d 25 Jan 1956, m 1 Sep 1887 (Court record), George F. Hill, b 9 Jan 1861, d 13 Aug 1945. Both bur Worthington, OH. (See page 96, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4  John Barnard Cowgill b 9 Oct 1866, IL, d 13 Jan 1952, Huntington, WV, m(1) 5 May 1891 (Court record Wilmington, OH), Ida Maude Stump, b Jul 1868, d 1956, dau of C. W. and Minnie Stump; div; m(2) Ruby Deitz, b 1894, WV, d 14 Oct 1952, dau of Charles W. and Etta (Clendenin) Deitz. John attended Ohio Wesleyan University; later operated stores in Roanoke and Danville, VA. A Quaker.

Child: known is -


1  Carl Leslie Cowgill b 27 Jan 1892, Wilmington, Clinton Co., OH, d Dec 1962, m 20 Sep 1930, Toledo, OH, Helen Henrietta Proshek, b 22 Nov 1902, OH, dau of John and Ophelia (Steinreber?) Proshek. Helen remarried 1968, Pinellas Co., FL, George Souter. Last address in MI.


2  Sarah Jane Cowgill b 20 Feb 1834, Highland Co., OH, d 27 Oct 1912, Baldwin, KS, bur Fairfield, m 9 Feb 1858, Highland Co., by Henry Turner, as his second wife, Amos Alderson (Anderson on certificate), b 17 Jan 1825, IN. Sarah Jane was "con mou 17 Apr 1858", Plainfield MM, Hendricks Co., IN. (See page 96, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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3  Elizabeth Cowgill b 30 Jan 1836, d 26d 3m 1837, age 1y 1m 26d.


4  Milton Cowgill b 23 May 1838 (a twin per Bible record), d 8 Apr 1921, Villisca, IA, m(1) 4 Nov 1863, Knox Co., IL, Mary R. “Mollie” Edenfield (dis mcd 20 Aug 1864), b 10 Oct 1840, d 15 Mar 1874; m(2) 8 Jul 1875, Montgomery Co., IA, Louisa "Lou R." (Rockford) Guire or Geyer, b 14 Jun 1848, MO, d 21 Jun 1938, dau of Catherine Rockford, who was b in Ireland. Milton Cowgill and 2nd wife, Louisa, known as Lou R., appear on the 1880 census, Jackson Twp, Montgomery Co., IA. Milton Cowgill served in the Civil War, enlisting 2 Oct 1861-10 Nov 1862, Co F, 60th Ohio Infantry, appointed Capt, 12 Dec 1861; he filed a claim for pension from IA, 24 Apr 1891; his widow filed 21 Jun 1921. He is probably also the Milton Cowgill who served as Sgt, Co G, 15th Ohio Infantry Regiment (3 months, 1861), from Apr to Aug 1861.

Children: known are – Clara Louise, Guy, Vernon, unknown


1  Clara Louise Cowgill b Sep 1877, IA, d 1944, m 1 Feb 1939, Jackson Co., MO, William Cochrane, b ca 1868. Clara worked for the county school system in Montgomery Co., IA.


2  Guy Milton Cowgill b 12 Jan 1879, Villisca, IA, d 13 Feb 1936, Kansas City, his home being in Jackson Co., MO, m 11 Dec 1908, Rockingham Co., VA, Lillian Lohr of New Market, VA, b 1 Sep 1880, d 4 Dec 1978, bur in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cem., New Market. Guy was a 1902 graduate of the University of Nebraska, and also attended Northwestern and George Washington University. He was a star quarterback on the Nebraska football team. He was a partner in the Kansas City law firm of Cowgill and Popham after serving with the US Tariff Board in Washington, DC. Lillian graduated from Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA, and had taught school in New Market. Note: was Guy briefly married to Mable Widner (or Weidner), b ca 1888, who remarried 17 Apr 1909, Woodbury Co., IA, Alva D. Boyer?

Child: known is -


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1  Vivian Cowgill b 12 Dec 1912, Washington, DC, m 29 Jul 1936, Kansas City, MO, Dr Robert E. Menees. (See page 98, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Vernon J. Cowgill b 11 Oct 1885, IA, d 1904. Bur Villesca Cem., IA.


4  unknown, d at age 14


5  Benjamin Franklin Cowgill b 23 May 1838 (a twin per Bible record – no further information).


6  (shown as 6 in Bible record) Ellen W. Cowgill b 15 Aug 1840, d 17 Oct 1932, at the home of her grandson, Fred Welden Linton, Wilmington, OH, bur Springfield Cem., Clarksville, OH, m 25 Feb 1864, Micajah C. Hadley, b 20 Sep 1834, Clinton Co., OH, d 10 May 1889, Villisca, IA, bur Springfield Cem., son of Eli and Abigail (Green) Hadley. Ellen “took to raise” (Wilmington MM minutes) the “orphaned” daughters Millie and Kate of her brother, John Barnard. (See page 98, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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7  Benjamin Franklin Cowgill b 22 Aug 1842, OH, d 1910, Paonia, CO, m 30 Mar 1865, in OH, Samira Johnson (shown also as Jemima and Almira), b Jun 1842, OH, d 1932, dau of Gerard M. and Mary (Coffin) Johnson, Highland Co., OH. Both bur Cedar Hill Cem., Paonia, CO. They lived in IA in 1875, and appear on the 1880 census in Jackson Twp, Montgomery Co., IA; family moved to CO in 1902-03. Benjamin F. served in the Civil War as a Cpl, Co F, 60th Ohio Infantry; he applied for pension 20 Jan 1886 from CO; his widow filed 13 Jul 1910 from CO.

Child: known is -


1  Leslie Milton Cowgill b 12 Feb 1875, IA, d 1 Nov 1955, Paonia CO, m 28 Aug 1901, Villisca, IA, Jessie Elena Hurd, b 29 Sep 1878, IA, d 2 Aug 1973, Riverside, CA, dau of Oscar Hurd. Both bur Cedar Hill Cem., Paonia, CO.

Children: known are – Frances, Kenneth


1  Frances Louise Cowgill b 10 Jan 1907, Paonia, CO, m 1 Jul 1939, Santa Ana, CA, Roy V. Armstrong, b 2 Apr 1892, Petaluma, CA.


2  Kenneth Cowgill b 26 Aug 1911, d 1939 (1940?), m 19 May 1935, Luella F. (Hadley) Olson, widow of Cliff Olson, b 4 Oct 1914, Paonia, CO, dau of Cornelius N. and Marcella “Martha” (Milbourn) Hadley. Luella living in Longmont, CO, in 1983. Kenneth bur Cedar Hill Cem.

Child: known is (was there a 2nd child, stillborn in 1936, bur with the family?) -


1  Ronnie Hadley Cowgill


8  Oscar Cowgill b 13 Mar 1844, d 2 Sep 1851, bur Fall Creek.


9  Jonathan Barrett Cowgill Jr (also shown as John B. on 1900 Census, Douglas Co., NE) b 5 Apr 1847, OH, d 28 May 1926, Washington Parish, LA, m 21 Oct 1871 in IA (or at Middleton MM, Columbiana Co., OH?), Louisa Kimbrough, b 17 May 1851, OH, d 1925, dau of Jeremiah and Esther (Harvey) Kimbrough. Listed in Omaha City Directory from 1887-1901 under  “Davis & Cowgill Novelty Iron Works”.

Children: known are – Howard, Ruth, unknown


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1  Howard J. Cowgill b 6 Dec 1876, IA, d 24 Mar 1939, m 19 Mar 1902, Omaha, NE, Minnie H. Hamilton, b 23 Jul 1882, IL, d 17 May 1960. Howard was in Washington Parish, LA, on the 1910-1930 censuses. Apparently no children.


2  Ruth L. Cowgill b __ Aug 1892, NE.


3  unknown


7  John Cowgill, son of Henry and Eleanor, b 2 Oct 1810, Highland Co., OH, d 5 Jun 1884, age 73y 8m 2d, m 2 Jan 1840, Clear Creek MH, Lydia Coffin, b 20 Jan 1812, d 11 Oct 1891, dau of Samuel and Dinah Coffin. Both bur Fall Creek Friends Cem. John is on a list of Underground Railroad Operators in OH maintained by the Menare Foundation. Note: the Indiana State Library has a copy of what appears to be an extract from a family Bible, supplied by descendant Mrs Booth Jameson (see below).

Children: known are - Samuel C., Mary E., Dinah K., Edwin, David


1  Samuel Coffin Cowgill b 8 Oct 1840, OH, d 25 Aug 1918, San Benito, TX, gct Spiceland MM, IN, dated 18 Oct 1868, to m(1) Caroline "Carrie" A. Macy, b 10 Jun 1845, d 15 Jul 1899; m(2) 13 Oct 1903, Grant Co., IN, as her 2nd husband, Alice (Johnson?) Nixon, b 23 Jul 1854, IN, d 25 Jan 1934. All bur Park Cem., Fairmont, Grant Co., IN. In 1905 Samuel and Alice with two youngest children and three grandchildren were received in Rocky Run MM, Parke Co., IN, from Fairmount MM. Samuel owned the Summitville (IN) Tile Works, described as the largest manufacturer of farm tile in the country, employing up to 100 men (Forkner, John L., Historical sketches and reminiscences of Madison County, Indiana , Anderson, Ind.: J.L. Forkner, 1897). He moved to TX in 1910.

Children: known are – Louzena, Solomon Macy, Lydia Mary, Josephine, Clarkson, John, Marthanna, Samuel Paul


1  Louzena T. Cowgill b 22 Sep 1869, IN, d 1903, m 2 Jul 1896, Madison Co., IN, Harry Whitney, b 1870, d 1901. Their children raised by sisters Josephine and Marthanna. (See page 100, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Solomon Macy Cowgill b 18 Dec 1871, OH, d 27 Nov 1959, m Flora Kennedy, b 8 Apr 1872, KS, d 15 Nov 1966, a graduate of Earlham College (and author of Never Forgotten Memories of a Kansas Childhood, published by Univ of KS Press). Lived in Terre Haute, IN. Macy, like his father, also a tile worker.

Child: known is -


1  Josephine Frances Cowgill b 3 Dec 1903, KS, d 1991, m 27 Jun 1931, Vigo Co., IN, Booth T. Jameson, b 26 Sep 1902, IN.


3  Lydia Mary Cowgill b 29 May 1874, IN. Mary in Cameron Co., TX, in 1920 with sister Marthanna, with brother Paul in 1930; later with sister Marthanna in Boulder. Single.


4  Josephine Cowgill b 21 Aug 1877, IN, d 1960. Apparently received nursing degree at CO Univ; in Boulder as a nurse at University Hospital in 1920, and with sister Marthanna in 1930. Bur with parents, Park Cem., Fairmont, Grant Co., IN.


5  Clarkson Davis Cowgill b 15 Feb 1880, IN, d Dec 1963, CO, m 30 Jun 1903, Edgar Co., IL, Della Gillis, b ca 1884, IL.

Children: known are – Elizabeth, Helen, John, Caroline


1  Elizabeth E. Cowgill b 18 Dec 1906, MS


2  Helen Cowgill b ca 1909, CO, m _____ Bruton. Lives in FL.


3  John “Jack” Cowgill b 10 Aug 1910, TX, d 31 Mar 1935, Corpus Christi. Single. Jack was killed in a freak accident involving an airplane exhibition.


4  Caroline Cowgill b 1917, TX, d 19 Apr 1999, Pompano Beach, FL, m William Slaton. Carolyn graduated from the University of CO (1938); after teaching school in CO and MD, she and her husband retired to South FL in 1975. He was Professor of Accounting at CU.


6  John Cowgill b 9 Dec 1882, IN, d 13 Aug 1883, bur Back Creek Friends Cem., Grant Co.


7  Marthanna "Anna" M. Cowgill b 7 Aug 1884, IN, d 7 Mar 1967, Boulder, CO. Marthanna is listed as a farmer, single, in Cameron Co., TX, in 1920; and as a dietician at a privately owned sanitarium in Boulder in 1930, where she has adopted sons David (probably her nephew) and Joseph (another nephew?) with her, as well as sister Josephine. Said by son Joseph to have attended Earlham College in IN, graduate work at Bryn Mawr and Univ. of Chicago. Bur with parents, Park Cem., Fairmont, Grant Co., IN.

Children: known are (adopted) – Joseph, David


Joseph S. Cowgill b 6 Feb 1921, MO, d 18 Jul 1991 (in CO?). Joseph adopted at age 3m, but possibly a nephew (need obit). Joseph attended CU and CU Med School; interned at Toledo Hospital, returned to join Dr. Bartholomew and Dr. Gilman in practice; six years later with other doctors helped to found Boulder Medical Center. Took specialty in OB-GYN in New York, then returned to Boulder.


David Samuel Cowgill b 1918, MO (adopted after Joseph), d 1962. David was a veteran of World War II, m? Ruby ____ (later as Morris?).

    Child: known is (others?) - David


8  Samuel Paul Cowgill b 30 Jun 1890, IN, d 8 Apr 1946, Cameron Co., TX, m 15 Jan 1918, Cocoa, FL, Effie (Elsie?) Irene Miles, b 8 Dec 1888, IA, d 19 Oct 1979, dau of Joseph Orlando and Florence Ellen (Greenlee) Miles.

Children: known are – David, Robert, Florence


1  David Cowgill b 1918, MO (adopted after Joseph), d 1962. David was a veteran of World War II, m? Ruby ____ (later as Morris?).


2  Robert Miles Cowgill b TX, m(1) 6 Mar 1943, West Palm Beach, FL, Marietta (also as Mary Etta) Barley, b 24 Dec 1923, d 20 Sep 1999; m(2) 15 May 2002, Cameron Co., TX, Avonelle L. Thoms, b ca 1935. Robert was a veteran of World War II, serving as a Lt, US Army.

    Children: known are - Gwendolyn, Richard


3  Florence Ellen Cowgill b TX, m Glen Goddard.


2  Mary Eleanor Cowgill b 25 Oct 1841 (Bible record), m 22 Jul 1885, Samuel Ewing, b 25 Oct 1841. Mary, widowed, living with nieces Mary and Marthanna in 1920.


3  Dinah K. Cowgill b 22 Feb 1843, d 27 Oct 1911, m 26 Jan 1870, by M.G. Purkhiser, William Unthank, b 8 Sep 1835 (19d 3m 1870 con mcd, Fairfield MM), d 1937. (See page 100, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4  Edwin Cowgill b 2 Apr 1848, OH, d 1898, m(1) 30 Mar 1870, Henry Co., IN, Ella "Ellen" Cloud, b 10 Jan 1850, IN, d 30 Oct 1875, age 25y 9m 20d, bur Fall Creek Cem., dau of William and Irene (Anna on census) Hiatt (Boone) Cloud; m(2) 18 May 1878, Henry Co., IN, "Maggie" Margaret Jane Reese, b Sep 1852, IN, d Dec 1914, bur Crown Hill Cem., Marion Co.


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Children: known are – Irena, Charles Ernest, Irene, Claud, Clarence, Clyde


1  Irena Cowgill b 16 May 1871, d 21 May 1871, age 5d.


2  Charles Ernest Cowgill b 11 Aug 1872, Highland Co., OH, d Nov 1926, m(1) 15 Jan 1896, Marion Co., IN, Bethana Estella Small, b 2 Aug 1873 (tombstone has 1874), Hamilton Co., OH, d 24 Apr 1909, dau of Samuel and Mary E. (Coggeshall) Small; m(2) 17 Nov 1910, Marion Co., Jessie Belle Wells, b 24 Nov 1872, Franklin Co., OH, d 30 Jan 1925, dau of Marlin L. and Martha (Gent) Wells. Bethana and Jessie bur Maple Hill Cem., Plainfield, Hendricks Co., IN. (Was there a 4th child? An Edna M. Cowgill, b and d 1912, is also bur Maple Hill Cem.).

Children: known are – Joseph, Eugene, Helen


1  Joseph Wright Cowgill b 6 Jan 1897, d 1960, m 5 Apr 1916, Jackson Co., MI, Erma C. Preston, b 12 Sep 1893, MI, d 20 Jan 1976, dau of George M. and Lena (Meeks) Preston.

Children: known are – Harold, Robert, Virginia, Delbert, Jeanette, Duane


1  Harold Earnest Cowgill b 13 Jan 1917, MI, d 15 Mar 1979, m 7 Sep 1938, Steuben Co., IN, Ilah Louise Groom, b 24 Jan 1918, MI, d 1966.

Children: known are – Lawrence, Joanne


 1  Lawrence Wright Cowgill


 2  Joanne Cowgill


2  Robert G. Cowgill b 3 May 1919, MI, d 20 Dec 1985, m(1) Laurel J. Hedglen, b 11 Jan 1923, d 30 Jan 1991, MI; m(2) Nellie Juanita (Newman?), b 2 Jun 1919, d 27 Jul 1993. Robert moved to FL in 1977. He was a veteran of World War II.

Children: known are – Robert, Richard, Melissa


1  Robert Charles Cowgill


2  Richard Cowgill


3  Melissa Diane Cowgill b 26 Nov 1952, d 4 Jun 2002, m 18 Nov 1972, William Paul Scheid.


3  Virginia Irene Cowgill b 8 Mar 1921, MI, d 20 Feb 2003, CA, m Carey Allen Spridgeon.


4  Delbert P. Cowgill b 1 Jun 1923, MI, d 5 Jul 1997, m Thelma Ruth ____, b 17 Jan 1924, MO, d 22 Apr 1996. Last address Leesburg, Lake Co., FL. Family (obit mentions 3 grandch, but not ch)? Delbert was an inspector for an aircraft manufacturer. He was a veteran of World War II. Both (and son Michael) bur Roseland Memorial Gardens Cem., Jackson, MI.

Child: known is -


1  Michael Cowgill b 14 Jan 1944, d 22 Feb 1971. Lived in AK. Michael served with the USAF in Viet Nam.


5  Jeanette Jane Cowgill b 4 Aug 1925, MI, d 16 May 1992, CA, m Jerry Geiersbach.


6  Duane Cowgill


2  Eugene “Jean” S. Cowgill b 28 Mar 1899, IN, d 1951, m 8 Apr 1922, Wayne Co., Ruth Ione Campbell, b 16 Jul 1901, IN, d Aug 1972. Lived in Connersville, Fayette Co., IN.

Children: known are – John, James


1  John Myron Cowgill b 23 Jun 1927, IN, d 8 Mar 1989, m 20 Sep 1947, Fayette Co., IN, Alice Jeanette Perkins, b 2 Jul 1928, IN, d 8 Jan 2017. Family?


2  James Jean Cowgill b 26 Aug 1930, IN, d 14 Jun 1996, m(1 20 May 1950, Fayette Co., IN, Julean Jones, b 5 Apr 1932; div 1984; m(2) Rosalie Bettis, b 27 Jul 1946, dau of Raymond Ernest and Sara Elizabeth (Rayburn) Bettis. James had lived in Tallahassee since 1970. He was the owner of Cowgill Construction Co. and was employed by Scotty's Building Supply.

Children: known are – Michael, Jana, Jon, Chris


1  Michael James Cowgill b 29 Jul 1952, IN, d 13 Oct 2006, m 4 Jul 1998, Pole Mountain, WY, Karla J. Watts, b 4 Oct 1961. Last address: Cheyenne, WY.


2  Jana Lee Cowgill


3  Jon Patrick Cowgill


4  Chris Allen Cowgill


3  Helen Estella Cowgill b 8 Dec 1901, IN, d 19 Feb 1986, m 15 Feb 1926, Richmond, Wayne Co. (or Marion Co.?), IN, Emery (Elmer) Lloyd. (Did she div? Listed in death records and SSDI as a Cowgill).


3  Irene Cowgill b 3 Aug 1874, d 31 Oct 1895, m 21 Nov 1894, Highland Co., OH, Jesse Spence, b 1868, d 1932.


4  Claud Cowgill b 2 Jun 1879, IN, d 9 Sep 1890. Bur Parkview Cem., Madison Co., IN.


5  Clarence Charles Cowgill b 7 Jul 1881, IN, d 23 Apr 1936, m 22 Sep 1907, Morgan Co., IN, Mabel Headley, b 26 Mar 1886, IN, d 1911. Mother, Maggie J., was living with them in Indianapolis in 1910. Clarence and Paul in Detroit in 1920; Clarence alone, as inmate, Marion Co. Poor Asylum, IN, in 1930.

Children: known are – unk, Paul


1  infant, d early


2  Paul Arthur Cowgill b 24 Oct 1909, IN, d Sep 1973, m Mae E. ____, b ca 1913, IN. Lived in Indianapolis. Note: Paul shown as single in 1930, so son William may be a step-son.

    Children: known are - William, Jean


6  Clyde Cowgill, d bef 1900.


5  David D. Cowgill b 27 Feb 1853, d 19 May 1916, Whittier, CA, m 3 Mar 1881, Highland Co., OH, Isabelle Lydia Weyer, b 11 Mar 1858, OH, d 6 Feb 1934, dau of William Henry Harrison and Huldah (West) Weyer.

Children: known are – Ethel, Lydia, Lauretta


1  Ethel Cowgill b 25 Feb 1882, m 5 Jun 1907, Paonia, CO, Warren E. Langdon, b 4 Aug 1881, son of Frank E. and Alice (House) Langdon. (See page 101, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Lydia Imo Weyer Cowgill b 5 Jul 1884, d 23 Dec 1930, in Los Angeles.


3  Lauretta Cowgill b 15 Jun 1893, d 14 Jan 1978, m 4 Aug 1924, Los Angeles, Robert Bruce Larson, d 12 May 1950.


8  Unnamed Cowgill (Bible record indicates a dau) b 30 Jan 1813, d 3 Feb 1813.


9  Unnamed Cowgill (Bible record indicates a son, stillborn) b 18 Nov 1814, d 18 Nov 1814.


10 Lydia Cowgill b 24 Dec 1815, d 10 Feb 1892, m 1 Jul 1841, Joseph Wright, b 24 Nov 1812, d 2 Nov 1907, son of John and Hannah (Gilbert) Wright. (See page 101, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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5  Rachel Cowgill, dau of Henry and Ruth (Johnson) Cowgill, b 11 Apr 1771 (Deer Creek MM, Stony Run Quaker Records, MD), d 26 Sep 1791, Frederick Co., VA.


Isaac Cowgill b 14 Apr 1773, (Deer Creek MM, Talbot Co., MD), d 6 Dec 1847, New Petersburg, Highland Co., OH, m 9 Mar 1797, Culpeper Co., VA, by Frederick Kabler MG (also in Circuit Court record), Elizabeth Stokesberry (sometimes shown as Stokesbury), b 25 Dec 1778, dau of William and Susannah (Thomas) Stokesberry, d 1 Oct 1866, age 88y, on Benjamin Cowgill's farm. Isaac got in trouble with the Quakers in 1794 for having “hired a substitute to serve in the militia”; a committee was appointed to treat with him, eventually (28 Sep 1796) dismissing him for “disunity”. Isaac was in Rockingham Co., VA, in 1820. He is listed in county records as having posted several guardian bonds in 1823; by 1830 he was in Clark Co., OH. (Note: on the 1820 census Isaac had a m<10 and a m 10/16 not included in the list below; in Clark Co. in 1830 he had a m 10/15 and m 15/20 unaccounted for here; need to check his will to see if children list is complete). Note: records on the family of Isaac Cowgill are from the Bible of Matilda Cowgill and from records of MM.

Children: known are - Johnson Reeves, Matilda Corneth, Mary, John Kobler, Elizabeth Ann, Sarah Ellen, Isaac.


1  Johnson Reeves Cowgill b 25 Jan 1800, d 21 Jul 1825, age 25y 5m 26d, m 1 Apr 1824, Rockingham Co., VA, Mary McClure McWilliams, b ca 1801, dau of Samuel and Edith (Harrison) McWilliams. Mary remarried (cited in Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794-1851, S. E. Lucas, Jr), 15 Feb 1835, Little Rock, AR, B. A. Knighton. A decedent bond (bondsmen Edward H. Smith, John Morris) is listed for Johnson in Rockingham Co. records for 1 Aug 1825.

Child: known is -


1  Addison Johnson Harrison Cowgill b 1824, VA, d 1851, AR, m 25 Feb 1844, Saline Co., AR, by Fountain Brown, MG, Elizabeth Ann Laird, b 1828, AL (GA on 1860/1870 census), d 1876. Addison was a gunsmith in Little Rock (1850 census), living with step-father B. A. Knighton (age 44, MO) and his mother, Mary M. Knighton (age 42-45, VA). There is a mention of Addison in a 1902 Life and Times of Clay County from The Clay County Courier Newspaper. Addison’s obit was published in The Arkansas Gazette, 16 May 1851, page 3, colm 7.

Children: known are – Mary Susan, Annie Eliza, John


1  Mary Susan Cowgill b 10 Jan 1845, AR, d 18 Oct 1924, m 10 Aug 1862, Pulaski Co., AR, James Cook, b 17 Aug 1834, AL, d 7 Aug 1916. Her mother, Elizabeth, was living with them in 1870. James was a Civil War veteran (Confederate), serving variously from Apr 1861 until Feb 1863 or later in the Pulaski Lancers, the Pulaski Light Artillery, the Weaver Light Artillery, and Blocher’s Battery, where he was appointed 1st Lt on 6 Aug 1862. James bur Mt Holly Cem. at Little Rock.


2  Annie Eliza Cowgill b 1846, AR, d 1903, m 1 Jan 1867, Pulaski Co., AR, James Newton Smithee, b 1838, AR, d 1902. James established a newspaper in Brownsville (Prairie County) in 1860; shown as a land commissioner in Little Rock in 1880. He enlisted in Woodruff's Arkansas Battery (Confederate) in 1861, eventually becoming a 2nd Lt. Annie’s wartime diary and letters, as well as her poetry, are on file at the University of Arkansas.


3  John K. Cowgill b 1850, AR, d 28 Jul 1852. John bur near siblings in Little Rock.


2  Matilda Corneth Cowgill b 11 Oct 1801, d 16 Jul 1884, age 83y (on tombstone 81y 9m 6d), Hillsboro, OH. Single.


3  Mary Stokesberry Cowgill b 18 Aug 1806, d 1 May 1854, Hillsboro, OH.


4  John Kobler Cowgill b 10 Jun 1808, d 17 Oct 1812, age 4y 5m 7d.


5  Elizabeth Ann Cowgill b 28 Nov 1809 (another document has 28 Nov 1812, Culpeper Co., VA), d 25 Nov 1833, Springfield, OH, m 11 Oct 1832, Clark Co., OH, by M. M. Henkle, Richard Hunt Hubbell, Springfield, OH, b 26 Sep 1810, son of Samson and Mary (Rosencrantz) Hubbell. A Hubbell Genealogy has Elizabeth b “near Staunton, VA in 1812”. Elizabeth apparently d not long after birth of Stephen. Richard m(2) Mary Louisa Smith.


6  Sarah Ellen Cowgill b 1 Jan 1812, d 29 Mar 1841, age 27y 2m 29d, New Albany, Floyd Co., IN, m 22 Nov 1832, Springfield, Clark Co., OH, Hugh De Gear, a physician, b ca 1811, VA. Hugh and son (with 2nd wife) in Henry Co., IN, in 1860.


7  Isaac Cowgill Jr b 8 Aug 1818, d 14 Aug 1818.


John Cowgill, son of Henry and Ruth, b 23 Sep 1775, Frederick Co., VA (recorded in Circuit Court and MM), d 11 Jan 1848, m 27 Sep 1801, Culpeper Co., VA, by the Rev Frederick Kabler, Mary "Polly" Euans, b 25 Mar 1776, NJ, d 20 Apr 1869 (her tombstone indicates b 25 Dec 1775, d 28 Jan 1869, aged 93y, 1m, 3d), Zane Twp, Logan Co., OH, dau of Rebecca (Stokesberry) Euans and the late Moses Euans (some think Euans was misread from Evans). John migrated to Logan Co., OH, in 1807, where Moses Euans had settled earlier. Interesting facts about the family of John Cowgill are in the Histories of Logan and Union Counties, Ohio, published 1880. A deed to Job S. Cowgill, dated 7 Apr 1848, apparently of the Cowgill farm, is signed by the heirs of John; filed Logan Co. John bur at Lewisburg (Goshen MM), OH.   

Children: known are - Rebecca, Elisha, Elizabeth, Job, Ruth, Phebe, David, Mary, Rachel


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1  Rebecca Cowgill b 2 Dec 1802, m 17 Jun 1824, Logan Co., OH, by Thomas Scott, Jesse Haines.


2  Elisha Cowgill b 1 Oct 1804, Columbiana Co., OH, d 28 Feb 1882, Union Co., OH, m 7 May 1828, by Joseph H. Garwood JP, Logan Co., Mary "Polly" Bishop, b 1 Nov 1808, OH, d 21 Apr 1895, dau of John and Nancy (Stokes) Bishop. About the time of his marriage, Elisha settled in Allen Twp, Union Co., OH, and was active in that community. Both bur Garwood Cem., Logan Co., OH.

Children: known are - Matilda, Nancy Ann, Mary H., John Bishop, Malissa F., Jemima, Aaron, Jonathan Garwood, William L., Mariah Elizabeth "Betsy"


1  Matilda Cowgill b 1 Jun 1829, OH, d 22 Feb 1872, m 30 Nov 1865, Union Co., by Rev Wesley Webster, as his 2nd wife, Joshua Spain, b 1811, OH, d 1877. Apparently one child. (See page 103, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Nancy Ann Cowgill b 5 Jan 1832, OH, d 15 Sep 1925, near Marysville, OH, m 19 Jul 1857, Union Co., by Rev Wm Inskeep, Hiram M. Inskeep, b 13 Oct 1831, d 23 Oct 1895, Pottersburg, OH, son of John G. and Elizabeth Inskeep. He was a Pvt, Co K, 132nd Ohio, 2 May 1864 to 10 Sep 1864. (See page 103, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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3  Mary H. Cowgill b 8 Nov 1833, Union Co., OH, d 3 Mar 1905, Martinsville, MO, m 4 Oct 1866, Union Co., Eli Westlake, d 2 Dec 1882, son of George and Mary J. Westlake. Both bur Wesley Chapel Cem., near Washington Center, Harrison Co., MO. Eli was a Pvt, Co C, 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War. (See page 104, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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4  John Bishop Cowgill b 15 Sep 1835, Union Co., OH, d 9 May 1909, North Lewisburg, OH, m 14 Apr 1867, Logan Co., Anna Sharp, b 9 Dec 1832, OH, d 8 May 1915, North Lewisburg, dau of John and Alcy (Bowker) Sharp. John was a farmer in both Logan and Union Cos. He served in the Civil War, as a Pvt/Cpl, Co K, 132nd Ohio Infantry. He filed for pension 23 Jan 1891, OH; widow filed 3 Jun 1909. Further information on this family may be found in Histories of Logan and Union Counties, Ohio. John bur Spain’s Cem.

Children: known are – Elisha, Mary


1  Elisha John Cowgill b 10 Apr 1869, Union Co., d 10 Feb 1940, Union Co., m 10 Jul 1896, Champaign Co., OH, Maude Emery, b 14 Jul 1878, dau of John and Emma Jaques Emery; div (Maud remarried 21 Mar 1923 to Alva Stewart).

Child: known is -


1  Emma A. Cowgill b 25 Nov 1902, Logan Co., d 6 May 1980, m(1) 17 Dec 1920, Ernest Paul Grubbs, b 23 Mar 1899, OH, d 25 Nov 1964, son of Benjamin Obediah and Grace (Westlake) Grubbs; m(2) Philip Martin.


2  Mary Alcy Cowgill b 25 Sep 1871, Allen Twp, Union Co., d 31 Mar 1963, m 16 May 1894, Logan Co., Glenn Asher, b Aug 1869, North Lewisburg. (See page 105, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


5  Malissa F. Cowgill b 2 Aug 1837, OH, d 15 Feb 1915, North Lewisburg, m 21 Sep 1865, Union Co., by Rev Wesley Webster, William H. Jordan Jr, b 23 Nov 1835, near Marysville, OH, d 1 Mar 1909, North Lewisburg, bur Garwood Cem., son of William H. and Nancy Jordan. He served in the Civil War, as Cpl/1st Sgt, Co C, 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Wounded, gunshot in right arm, at battle of Chickamauga, 20 Sep 1863. (See page 105, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


6  Jemima M. Cowgill b 19 Jun 1840, d 1 Jan 1884, aged 44y 6m 11d, bur Garwood Cem. near her parents.


7  Aaron Cowgill b 18 Jul 1842, OH, d 10 Aug 1864, while in service, Point of Rocks, MD, bur City Point, VA (or Garwood Cem. with parents? There is a marker there, possibly without an actual grave). Aaron served in the Civil War, enlisting 2 May 1864, a Pvt, Co K, 132nd Ohio (100 days).


8  Jonathan Garwood Cowgill b 15 Feb 1845, Union Co., d 5 Sep 1924, Springfield, OH, m 8 Nov 1868, Union Co., Jemima Wilson, b 8 Jul 1848, Inverness Twp, McGantic Co., Canada, East, d 21 Jun 1925, Galion, OH, dau of Hugh and Eliza (Erwin) Wilson. Jonathan served in the Civil War, Co C, 17th Ohio Infantry; he filed for pension 27 Feb 1888 from OH; his widow filed 13 Sep 1924. Both bur Garwood Cem., Logan Co.

Children: known are - Franklin Wilson, Paul Linden, Edna Lavenia


1  Franklin Wilson Cowgill b 31 Oct 1869, OH, d 1 Jul 1917 (death certificate has 30 Jun), m 26 Jun 1895, Clara Armenta Yowler, b 16 Dec 1875, d 22 Sep 1950, dau of Phillip and Mary Yowler. Franklin bur Fairfield, OH.

Children: known are (one d early) - Florence Marie, Carl Franklin, Jonathan, Dortha Armenta, Glenna


1  Florence Marie Cowgill b 18 Apr 1896, d 6 Apr 1991, m(1) 7 Jun 1916, Charles F. Jenkins; m(2) Frank Parkison. (See page 105, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2  Carl Franklin Cowgill b 20 Jul 1899 (SSDI has 1900), Springfield, OH, d 14 May 1965, m 1940, Dayton, OH, Vera Petry, b 10 Nov 1919, d 1964.

Child: known is -


1  Harl Franklin Cowgill b 30 May 1944, Dayton, d 19 Mar 2010, m 7 Aug 1965, Dayton, Linda Lucille Leis, b 25 Jul 1947, d 13 May 2009, dau of Franklin William and Rosemary M. (Sturm) Leis.

Children: known are – Franklin, Carl, Teresa, Kevin, Brian, Suzanne


1  Franklin Harl Cowgill


2  Carl William Cowgill


3  Teresa Lynn Cowgill


4  Kevin Cowgill


5  Brian Cowgill


6  Suzanne Cowgill


3  Jonathan P. Cowgill b 28 Mar 1904, d early.


4  Dortha Armenta Cowgill b 12 Aug 1907, Springfield, m(1) 25 Dec 1930, Paul Cavender; m(2) 6 Aug 1955, Las Vegas, NV, George R. Schaffer. No children.


5  Glenna Rose Cowgill b 9 Jan 1910, m 5 Mar 1932, Dayton, Edward J. Scheckelhoff. (See page 106, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2  Paul Linden Cowgill, son of Jonathan Garwood Cowgill, b 28 Mar 1873, OH, d 25 Jun 1930. Paul resided in Wheeling, WV; single. Bur with parents, Garwood Cem.


3  Edna Lavenia Cowgill b 12 Jul 1881, d 16 Oct 1969, m 28 Nov 1923, David E. Graham, b 4 Jun 1876, Phoenixville, PA, d 15 Dec 1946, Galion, son of David and Kathryn (Moser) Graham. Edna bur Galion, OH. (See page 107, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


9  William L. Cowgill b 26 Oct 1847, OH, d 8 Nov 1848, aged 1y 13d, bur Garwood Cem., Logan Co.


10 Mariah Elizabeth "Betsy" Cowgill b 20 Nov 1850, Union Co, OH, d 13 Mar 1880, near Middleburg, OH, m 4 Jul 1874, Union Co., George Weaver Stokes, b 17 Sep 1846, Union Co., d 16 Feb 1912, Marysville, OH, son of John W. and Emma M. (Holly) Stokes. George m(2) 5 Oct 1882, Mary Alice Saylor, by whom he had three children. (See page 107, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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3  Elizabeth Cowgill b 4 Apr 1806, d 18 Apr 1873, m 11 Jan 1830, by Alexander Long JP, as his 2nd wife, Daniel Garwood, b 29 Feb 1804, VA, d 9 Nov 1873, son of Daniel and Mary (Bishop) Garwood. Lived in Zane Twp., Logan Co., OH.


4  Job S. Cowgill b 11 Aug 1808, OH, d 26 Jan 1872 (tombstone; death record has 1873 which agrees with y/m/d cited), age 64y 5m 25d, m 20 Jan 1834, Logan Co., by Uriah McKinnon, JP, Eliza J. Bishop, b 6 Oct 1814, OH, d 12 Oct 1873, ae 59y 6d. Lived in Middleburg, Logan Co., OH. Both bur Garwood Cem.

Children: known are - Olive, Johnson R., Margaret, Alonzo, Daniel, Henry, Rachel, Rebecca, Evan H.


1  Olive Cowgill b 2 Jan 1835, OH, d 5 Apr 1848, aged 13y 3m 3d, bur Garwood Cem.


2  Johnson Reeves Cowgill b 8 Oct 1836, OH, d 8 Jan 1910, Chautauqua Co., KS, m 15 Jul 1861, Sarah Jane Sharp, b 9 May 1838, Logan Co., OH, d 25 Apr 1915, Des Moines, IA, dau of John and Sarah Sharp. Johnson served in the Civil War, 1 May 1864-19 Sep 1865 (100 days), age 27, a Pvt, Co K, 132nd Ohio. He filed for pension from Kansas 3 Jun 1891; his widow filed 10 Feb 1910 (original filed under Johnston Cogill).

Children: known are - Effie Belle, Deborah, Charley R., Schuyler Colfax, Emily R., Henry


1  Effie Belle Cowgill b 15 Jan 1863, Logan Co., OH, m 16 Dec 1891, Chautauqua Co., KS, Harry Ray Davis, b Aug 1871, KS. Living near her parents in KS in 1900, with her mother in 1910.


2  Deborah Cowgill b 21 Aug 1864, Logan Co., OH, d 28 Apr 1866.


3  Charles Reeves Cowgill b 28 May 1867 (tombstone has 25 May 1868), Harcourt, Webster Co., IA, d 15 Feb 1925, m ca 1904, Inge Johnson, b 10 Jun 1885, MN, d 28 Nov 1927, dau of John and Martina Johnson (Norwegian immigrants). Both bur Palisade Cem., Mesa Co., CO.

Children: known are – Mable, Francis


1  Mable Lucille Cowgill b 3 Jun 1905, MN, d 29 May 1987, m 13 Jun 1932, Armona, Kings Co., CA, Ernest Dwight Hall, b 22 Jan 1903, MI, d 20 Apr 1991, son of Eugene Dwight and Ada May (Church) Hall. Mable listed as a laundress in Los Angeles in 1930. Both bur Grangeville Cem., Armona.


2  Frances Jane Cowgill b 29 Jun 1908, MN, d 3 Dec 1991, m(1) 28 Feb 1927, Mesa Co., CO, Eugene Dick; div; m(2) 13 Mar 1933, Los Angeles, Charles Erwin Lowry, b ca 1905, OH; m(3) ____ Bloomer. Frances listed with her sister in LA in 1930.


4  Schuyler Colfax Cowgill b 27 Mar 1869, Webster Co., IA, d 29 Nov 1926, m 2 Dec 1897, Guthrie Co., IA, Emma Jane Hutton, b May 1878, MO, d 26 Jul 1942, Tacoma; div. Emma a nurse in Des Moines, 1920, with dau Bernice; she remarried 17 Sep 1921 in Des Moines to S. F. White; alone in Tacoma, 1930.

Children: known are – Bernice, unk


1  Bernice J. Cowgill b 2 Mar 1899, IA, m 5 Dec 1916, Indianola, Warren Co., IA, Lynn G. Grylls, b ca 1899, IA, son of George and Catherine (Edward) Grylls.


2  unknown Cowgill, d early


5  Emily Rebecca Cowgill b 11 May 1874, Webster Co., IA, d 12 Oct 1892.


6  Henry H. Cowgill b 21 Mar 1878 (1877 on death cert), Harcourt, Webster Co., IA, d 23 Jul 1940, Howe, Butte Co., ID, m 1 Jan 1900, Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS, Mable Clair McMullin, b 25 May 1882, Independence, Montgomery Co., KS, d 24 May 1948, Howe, Butte Co., ID, dau of Thomas Henry and Anna May (Davis) McMullin.

Children: known are – Charles Drury, Lela May, Thomas Reeves, George Oliver, Lincoln Leonard, Franklyn Colfax, infant


1  Charles Drury Cowgill b 7 Mar 1901, Niotaze, Chautauqua Co., KS, d 17 Feb 1988, Idaho Falls, ID. Buried in family plot in Arco, ID. Served in the US Army Air Corps in World War II. Single.


2  Lela May Cowgill b 6 Feb 1903, Niotaze, d 14 Aug 1974, ID, m(1) 4 Feb 1928, Los Angeles, Alexander H. Weddle, b ca 1883; m(2) Hiram Reed; m(3) James Ashlock. (See page 108, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Thomas Reeves Cowgill b 29 Jun 1905, Niotaze, d 29 Oct 1928, ID. Single.


4  George Oliver Cowgill b 21 Sep 1907, Niotaze, d 27 Mar 1909, ID.


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5  Lincoln Leonard Cowgill b 26 Mar 1910, Howe, Butte Co., ID, d 12 Feb 2005, m 30 Mar 1932, Arco, Butte Co., ID, Leona Louise Long, b 19 Sep 1914, Howe, ID, d 8 Sep 1987, dau of Oliver and Bertha Annie (Arntsen) Long.

Children: known are - James Lincoln, Katherine, Patsy Louise, Johnson Reeves II, Thomas Benton, Rebecca Rae


1  James Lincoln (Oliver on death cert) Cowgill b 2 Mar 1933, Howe, ID, d 29 Mar 1938.


2  Katherine Cowgill b Roberts, Jefferson Co., ID, m 19 Jun 1951, Bobbie Claude Bare, son of Claude Foster and Jennie (Kuharski) Bare. (See page 109, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Patsy Louise Cowgill b Idaho Falls, ID, m 9 Dec 1953, Long Beach, CA, Victor Eugene Stoddart, son of Roland and Lucille (Ball) Stoddart. (See page 109, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4  Johnson Reeves Cowgill II, m(1) 8 Oct 1956, Patricia Gwen Allen, dau of Cecil and Florence Allen; m(2) 1972 Shirley Jean Greer; m(3) 1977, Elberta (Goakey) Starr, d 3 Dec 1995.

Children: known are – Michael, Thomas, Matthew, Sheryl, Suzanne, Steven


1  Michael John Cowgill b Idaho Falls, ID, m 1980, Pocatello, ID, Lavenna Allen.


2  Thomas Mark Cowgill b Idaho Falls, ID, m Mar 1981, Suzanne Hannah.


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3  Matthew James Cowgill b Idaho Falls, ID, m Lori Ann Stahl, b 9 Jun 1960, d 15 Apr 1995, dau of Norman Lee and Wilma Ann (Christensen) Stahl.


4  Sheryl Gwen Cowgill


5  Suzanne Louise Cowgill, m 1982, Pocatello, ID, Carl Weenig. (See page 110, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


6  Steven Charles Cowgill


5  Thomas Benton Cowgill b Howe, ID, m 5 May 1962, Long Beach, CA, Naomi Rosalie Myers, dau of Joseph and Wanda (Bingham) Myers.

Children: known are – Eric, Michelle, Carla


1  Eric James Cowgill


2  Michelle Cowgill


3  Carla Cowgill


6  Rebecca Rae Cowgill Salmon, ID, m(1) 3 Feb 1968, Johnni Olsen; m(2) 5 Oct 1980, Dennis Harwick.


6  Franklyn Colfax Cowgill b 15 Feb 1914, Howe, ID, d 7 Jul 1995, m 5 Sep 1937, Hamilton, MT, Verona Pearl Whiting, b 30 Oct 1920, Crystal, Power Co., ID, d 30 Oct 1992, dau of Lorenzo Snow and Pearlina (Fannin) Whiting. Both bur Carey Cem., Blaine Co., ID.

Children: known are – Henry, Bernita, Mary


1  Henry Roy Cowgill b 28 Aug 1938, d 10 Sep 1938, Howe, ID.


2  Bernita Cowgill b Salmon, Lembi Co., ID, m 4 Jun 1966, Fremont Co., St Anthony, ID, Larry Earl Harshbarger, son of Clark and Laura Fay (Abegglen) Harshbarger. (See page 110, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Mary Colleen Cowgill b Bingham Co., Blackfoot, ID, m 19 Apr 1969, Howe, ID, David Wayne Bowman, son of Donald R. and Doris Colleen (Haynes) Bowman. (See page 110, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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7  Infant son, b and d 16 Jul 1919, Howe, Butte Co., bur Arco, ID.


3  Margaret Cowgill, dau of Job, b 1839, OH. No information after 1850.


4  Alonzo G. Cowgill b 12 Jan 1841, OH, d 4 Oct 1868 (of consumption), ae 27y 8m 23d, Middleburg, Logan Co., OH, m 12 Aug 1868, Newark, Licking Co., Livinia G. Wright. Livinia remarried as Wilson in 1870. Alonzo served in the Civil War, enlisting 2 Sep 1861-3 Jul 1865, age 20, Co C, 17th Ohio; wounded 20 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga; his widow filed application #429621 for pension dated 21 Jul 1890 from SD. Alonzo bur Garwood Cem. Pension file indicates no children


5  Daniel G. Cowgill b 1843, OH, d 4 Aug 1864, Jeffersonville, IN, of disease, bur New Albany National Cem., New Albany, IN. Daniel served in the Civil War, enlisting 19 Sep 1863, a Pvt, Co C, 17th Ohio.


6  Henry Cowgill b 21 Jan 1846, OH, d 23 Jul 1920, m 7 Nov 1883, Emma Morse, b 16 Dec 1859, OH, d 28 Oct 1916. Henry served in the Civil War, a Pvt, Co K, 132nd Ohio, 2 May 1864-10 Sep 1864 (100 days), age 18; filed for pension 26 Jan 1894 from KS. Original filed under Cogill. Henry is listed on a veteran’s census in Peru, Chautauqua Co., KS, in 1883; he was in Chautauqua Co., KS, by 1885. Both bur Grand View Cem., Larimer Co., CO.

Children: known are – Blanche, Henry Morse, Glenn Job


1  Blanche Cowgill b 23 Aug 1885, d 3 Mar 1895, bur Fairview Cem., Niotaze, KS.


2  Henry Morse Cowgill, known as "H. Morse", b 6 Apr 1891, KS, d 1 May 1980, Fort Collins, CO, m 20 Sep 1917, Wellington, CO, Florence Edna Hay, b 11 Mar 1896, d 26 Oct 1987, dau of Edward and Isabel Hay.

Child: known is -


1  Mildred Irene Cowgill b 12 Apr 1922, d 20 Aug 2001, m 16 Aug 1941, John Youkoff.


3  Glenn Job Cowgill b 18 Nov 1892, KS, d 10 Oct 1918, killed in one of the last battles of World War I. Glen was a Corporal, US Army, serving with the 113th Infantry Regt, 29th Infantry Division. Bur St Mihiel American Cem. (Plot C Row 18 Grave 27), Thiaucourt, France.


7  “Bessie” Rachel Cowgill b 25 Nov 1847, OH, d 14 Aug 1875, aged 27y 8m 26d, m 3 Sep 1873, Logan Co., OH, John Marion Miller, b 14 Aug 1848, OH, d 14 Dec 1918, son of Hiram Walter and Arvilla (Goeway) Miller. Rachel listed as Cowgill on tombstone, the mother of infant child Cowgill also bur in Garwood Cem., Zane Twp, Logan Co., OH.


8  Rebecca H. Cowgill b 2 Dec 1850, OH, d 19 Mar 1877, aged 26y 3m 17d, bur Garwood Cem., (on monument with Evan H. Cowgill)


9  Evan H. Cowgill b 20 Mar 1854, OH, d 27 May 1877, aged 23y 2m 7d, bur Garwood Cem.


5  Ruth Cowgill b 27 Mar 1810, dau of John and Mary, d 15 Aug 1840 (also as 1846), m as his 2nd wife, 15 Oct 1829, by Jos H. Garwood, J.P., John Bishop, b 4 Apr 1797, d 28 Jun 1862. Both bur Inskeep Burial Grounds, Zane Twp.


6  Phebe Cowgill b 8 Mar 1812, d young (?).


7  David Cowgill b ca 1814. No further information.


8  Mary Cowgill b 18 Apr 1816, d 7 Jun 1877, ae 61y 1m 19d, bur Mount Moriah Cem. Mary lived with her mother in Logan Co., OH. Single.


9  Rachel Cowgill b 17 Sep 1818, m 6 Nov 1840, Logan Co., OH, Edmond Moore, b ca 1810, NJ, son of Henry and Sarah Moore. (See page 111, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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Thomas Cowgill, son of Henry and Ruth, b 27 Jul 1777, Frederick Co., VA, d 15 Sep 1846, age 69y 1m 19d, m 10 Oct 1799, Culpeper Co., VA, Sarah Antrim, b 16 Sep 1780, Stafford Co., VA, d 18 Jun 1868, age 88, dau of Daniel and Susannah (Weaver) Antrim. Sarah was an "elder" in the Society of Friends. Thomas, a blacksmith by trade,  gave the original ground for the Mt Carmel Church. Both bur Mt. Carmel Cem., Champaign Co., OH. In the Geneology Section of the Library of Congress, a History of The Antrim Family gives an incomplete record of grandchildren. It states that Thomas and Sarah were married in 1799 and moved to Columbiana Co., OH, in 1800. In 1818, they moved to Champaign Co., OH, where they lived 8 miles northeast of Urbana.

Children: known are - Ann, Henry, Susannah, Daniel, Sarah, Thomas, Joseph, Levi, Lydia, John, Eli


1  Ann Cowgill b 27 Nov 1800, d 13 Oct 1873, age 72y 10m 16d.


2  Henry Cowgill b 30 Oct 1802, OH, d 12 Sep 1869, m 18 Mar 1826, Goshen MM, Logan Co., OH, Anna "Ann" Marmon, b 1805, NC, d 25 Sep 1884, dau of Henry W. Marmon. Henry is on a list of Underground Railroad Operators in OH maintained by the Menare Foundation; also served as Township Treasurer some thirty-three years. Henry bur Goshen.

Children: known are - Angeline, Electa, Eliza, Sarah Elizabeth, Samuel Marmon, Susannah "Susan" Marmon, Martha Ann, Thomas Antrim, Mary Jane, Lydia, Anna, Cynthia Harkness


1  Angeline Cowgill b 11 Dec 1826, d 8 Apr 1895, age 68y 4m. Single.


2  Electa Cowgill (twin) b 29 Feb 1828, OH, d 28 Mar 1916, Champaign Co., OH. Single. Bur Mt Carmel Cem.


3  Eliza Cowgill (twin) b 29 Feb 1828, d 5 Jan 1916, m 11 Dec 1856, Champaign Co., OH, by Rev Wm Cheever, Edwin Lee Carrol (name also shown as Edmund Carrell), b 4 May 1833, Adel, Dallas Co., IA, d 15 Nov 1915. Both bur Oakdale Cem., Dallas Co. (See page 112, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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4  Sarah Elizabeth Cowgill b 13 Oct 1829, d 20 Feb 1896, m 28 Apr 1853, Champaign Co., OH, by Wm C. Keller, George Pellett, b 3 Sep 1827, OH, d 1907, son of Abel J. and Eunity (Harrison) Pellett. (See page 113, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


5  Samuel Marmon Cowgill b 31 Jul 1831, Salem Twp, Champaign Co., OH, d 29 Aug 1915, Champaign Co., m(1) 5 Apr 1860, Champaign Co., by Rev L.J. Drake, Caroline "Carrie" E. Buffington, b 1835, d 2 Jun 1863, KS, dau of Joshua and Eliza Buffington; m(2) 20 Apr 1865, Champaign Co., Mary Elizabeth Linville, b 1841, d 26 Oct 1905, dau of Jacob Haines and Anna (Pennington) Linville. In 1860 Samuel lived in Nemaha Co., KS; in 1870 in Salem Twp, Champaign Co., OH. Samuel and wives bur Mt Carmel Cem.

Child: known is -


1  Carrie E. Cowgill b 24d 4m 1867, d 9d 6m 1868, bur Carmel (Goshen MM), OH.


6  Susannah "Susan" Marmon Cowgill b 25 Nov 1834, d 5 Apr 1912, Plainville, KS, m 3 Feb 1859 in Champaign Co., by Rev John T. Mitchell, as his 2nd wife, William Mead, b 22 Feb 1829, Licking Co., OH, d 26 Jul 1894, Amboy, KS, son of Hilon and Lydia Minerva (Barnes) Meade. Record in Champaign Co., OH, Marriages gives Susan's name as "Ellen"; in History of County, "Susan M. widow of, Salina, Kans.". (See page 113, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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7  Martha Ann Cowgill b 2 Apr 1837, OH, d 22 Dec 1895, m 17 Sep 1863, Champaign Co., OH, by Rev J.B. Tuttle, Simeon "Simon E." Morgan (was con mcd 20d 5m 1865, Goshen MM), b 1832, d 1906. (See page 115, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


8  Thomas Antrim Cowgill b 21 Jul 1839, d 4 Jul 1906. Single. Served in the Civil War, a Capt, Co E, 95th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering in 21 Jul 1862, resigned 15 Jan 1863; filed for pension 11 Jun 1904 from OH. He was elected (Republican) to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1875, serving with credit to himself in the 62nd General Assembly as chairman of the Committee on Agriculture. Re-elected to the General Assembly in 1877 and again in 1879, he was the first to represent the county for three consecutive terms. At the organization of the General Assembly, 4 Jan 1880, he was chosen Speaker of the House. (See History of Champaign County, Ohio, 1881).


9  Mary Jane Cowgill b 7 Feb 1842, d 10 Dec 1846, bur Carmel.


10 Lydia Cowgill (twin) b 12 Nov 1843, d 7 Dec 1846, bur Carmel.


11 Anna Cowgill (twin) b 12 Nov 1843, apparently d 13 Nov 1843, aged 1d.


12 Cynthia Harkness Cowgill b 13 Aug 1846, OH, d 17 Feb 1924. Bur Mt Carmel Cem., Champaign Co. Single.


3  Susannah "Susan" Cowgill, dau of Thomas and Sarah, b 1 Nov 1804, d 6 Feb 1851, bur Carmel. Single.


4  Daniel Cowgill b 9 Oct 1806, Columbiana Co., OH, d 8 Apr 1896, m(1) 18 Nov 1830, Logan Co., OH, Hepsebeth Stokes, b 24 Dec 1810, d 14 (or 17?) Aug 1836; m(2) 16 May 1837, Champaign Co., by John C. Pearson M.G., Mary Everett, b 31 Aug 1811, d 15 May 1875, dau of Thomas Everett of Champaign Co., OH; m(3) 8 Nov 1881, Delaware Co., Mary L. Cane, b 10 Feb 1839, NY, d 30 Oct 1902. Daniel was a cabinet maker and undertaker, later a farmer. He was JP of Logan Co. for nine years. He left the Quakers to muster in the militia; he was unable to pay the fine for not mustering (cited in 20th Century History of Delaware County, Ohio, J R Lytle, 1908). Daniel and Mary bur Oak Grove Cem., Delaware Co., OH; Hepsibeth bur Inskeep Cem., Zane Twp, Logan Co.

Children: known are - Deborah Garwood, Joseph Stokes, Sarah, John, Josephine, Ottoway Carey, Daniel Everett


1  Deborah Garwood Cowgill b 15 Dec 1831, Champaign Co., d 25 Jul 1896, m 14 Nov 1849, Logan Co., Isaac Irick, b 14 Dec 1821, d 28 Dec 1888. Both bur in family plot, Rushsylvania Cem. (Note: have an old photo of Isaac and Deborah) . (See page 115, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Joseph Stokes Cowgill b 4 May 1834 (tombstone has b 1832), Champaign Co., d 9 Jan 1921, Logan Co., m(1) 3 Apr 1855, Logan Co., OH, Nancy Jane Nighbarger, b 11 Dec 1837, OH, d 17 Mar 1894, Logan Co; m(2) 30 Aug 1894, Arrilla Kautzman, b 1850, OH, d 1939, dau of Richard and Edy Ticen. Arrilla remarried 20 Jul 1927 to Oliver Moore. There was a Sophia Cowgill listed with Stokes in 1900, probably a dau from Arrilla’s previous marriage. Stokes and Nancy bur Rushsylvania Cem., Logan Co.

Children: known are – Sarah, Thomas, Sophia


1  Sarah Cowgill b 1856 (age 14y on 1870 census, Carthage, Jasper Co., MO, 24 Aug 1870). With her parents on the 1880 census. No further information.


2  Thomas Cowgill b 1858 (age 12y on 1870 census, Carthage, Jasper Co., MO, 24 Aug 1870), d bef 1880 in MO? (not with family in 1880).


3  Sophia Cowgill (adopted) b Feb 1882, OH, m 1 Oct 1901, Logan Co., OH, Philip K. Barlup. Sophia's marriage cert shows mother's maiden name as Morris, father as Walters(?) or Wallins.


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3  Sarah Cowgill b 29 Dec 1840, Champaign Co. (or Delaware Co. ?), d 27 Jun 1917, m 19 Aug 1863, Delaware Co., John Sites, b 8 Jan 1836, Richland Co, OH, d at Custer, Wood Co., OH. Lived at Camp Chase, Franklin Co., OH. (See page 116, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4  John Cowgill (twin of Josephine) b 18 Jul 1842, Jefferson Twp, Logan Co., OH, d 4 Apr 1921, Delaware, OH, m 27 May 1875, Ellen Nancy Yates, b 15 Jan 1852, Knox Co., IL, d 15 May 1917, dau of Thomas Yates. For details on the life of John Cowgill, who moved to Delaware Co., see 20th Century History of Delaware County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens, by J.R. Lytle, 1908. Both bur Oak Grove Cem., Delaware Co., OH.

Children: known are - John Arthur, Mary Everett, Margaret Elnora, Thomas Elwood, Oliver Clyde


1  John Arthur Cowgill b 13 Jul 1876, Delaware Co., OH, d 30 Oct 1952, m(1) 11 Apr 1895, Campbell Co., KY, Mary Breece, b ca 1876; div; m(2) 6 Jun 1902, Delaware Co., as her 2nd husband, Idella “Della” (Parks) Townley, b 24 Feb 1870, OH, d 1 Feb 1952, dau of William and Mary (Bayles) Parks. Both bur Oak Grove Cem.

Child: known is -


1  Marguerite Cowgill b 19 Dec 1903, OH, d 20 Feb 1970, m 5 Jan 1921, Delaware Co., Henry Lillie, b 1902, OH; div. Bur Oak Grove Cem.


2  Mary Everett Cowgill b 8 Oct 1877, m 23 Nov 1904, Delaware Co., OH, William Griffith, b Aug 1876, OH, son of William and Josephine (Jaynes) Griffith.


3  Margaret Elnora Cowgill b 1 Oct 1880, d 16 Jan 1896, bur Oak Grove Cem.


4  Thomas Elwood Cowgill b 27 Jul 1885, d 15 Jan 1952, m(1) 13 Jun 1908, Delaware Co., OH, Cecyl Clymena (Clara) Morey, b 16 Apr 1886, d 8 Jan 1986, age 99, dau of Adam Lucias and Alice Belle (DeGood) Morey; div; m(2) 5 Apr 1946, Holmes Co., OH, Ruby (Wilhelm) Walter, b 7 Sep 1898, d 19 Feb 1988. Thomas, a veterinarian, was a member of the Class of 1908, Ohio State University. Cecyl bur Oak Grove Cem.

Children: known are – infant, Maxine, Virginia Louise, John, Robert


1  infant son b 10 Oct 1910, d 11 Oct 1910, bur Oak Grove Cem.


2  Maxine Shirley Cowgill b 18 Jun 1912, d 25 Jun 1942, m 24 Jan 1935, Pickaway Co., OH, John Glynne Lowe.


3  Virginia Louise Cowgill b 31 Aug 1915, m 6 Nov 1934, Delaware Co., Hubert Earl Owen, b 19 Jan 1913.


4  John Elwood Cowgill b 26 Sep 1917, d 25 Oct 1973, bur Oak Grove Cem. A Capt, US Army, and a veteran of World War II. Single.


5  Robert Bruce Cowgill b 3 Jan 1926, d 4 Jul 1985, Columbus, OH, m(1) ____ (1947 marriage cert shows prev mge); m(2) 6 Apr 1947, Franklin Co., OH, Doris Lucille Johnson, b ca 1927; m(3) Betsy A. De Cruz, b 1926, Puerto Rico, d 23 Mar 2008. Robert was a retired Columbus policeman, and a US Navy veteran of World War II.

Children: known are (from obit; order uncertain) – David, Kathy, Lisa, Rusti


5  Oliver Clyde Cowgill b 15 Feb 1887, OH, d 2 Nov 1909 (from an accidental gun shot), m 5 Oct 1909, Delaware Co., Leota Augusta Thomas, b 1888, OH, dau of Henry and Sarah Thomas. Oliver bur Oak Grove Cem. Obituary (Sandusky Star Journal, 11 Nov 1909, p2, col 6) has death date as 9 Nov 1909. Leota was with her parents in Dayton in 1910.


5  Josephine Cowgill (twin of John) b 18 Jul 1842, d 18 Mar 1912, Toledo, Lucas Co., OH. She alternately taught nearby country schools in Delaware and attended the Ohio Wesleyan Female College; later she spent one year at Baldwin University, Berea, OH, where she was graduated. Under the direction of the Freedmen's Aid Society, Josephine taught for some ten years in New Orleans. Her work as a teacher moved with increasing force in the direction of the evangelistic and mission field, particularly toward that vocation whose workers take no thought for the morrow. Nearly a half century of Josephine's life was thus dedicated to service of the Master. From Freedmen's school Josephine went to Los Angeles, where for about fifteen years, under the auspices of no organization, she did pure faith work. Her religious efforts mainly dealt with individuals, visiting the vicious and criminal, and preaching the gospel to the poor. Then for about five years she lived the life of faith in Palestine, gaining a working acquaintance with speaking a strange and difficult tongue when past sixty years of age. Baptized in the Jordan, working on the ground where the Savior had walked, she went about doing good. A short time after she returned to Los Angeles and resumed her faith work, the call came for her to enter upon a work to which she had looked forward for many years. Africa was pointed out to her as the field for her remaining active years. Accordingly, she went to that far off country; but, owing to failure of health, she had hardly entered upon her work there when it seemed best for her to return to her native land. She did not recover her usual good health. Death came with little warning, but found her ready. (Excerpted from obituary). Bur Oak Grove Cem.


6  Ottoway Carey Cowgill b 25 Sep 1846, Logan Co., OH, d 31 Jul 1888. He was an attorney in Delaware, OH, then in Logan Co., OH, where he opened an office in Bellefontaine, the county seat; in a few years he moved his office to Sterling, KS, where he died (bur Oak Grove Cem., Delaware Co., OH). On the census of 1850, Logan Co., OH, Jefferson Twp, "Samuel age 4" listed instead of Ottoway Carey.


7  Daniel Everett Cowgill b 12 Apr 1854, Zanesfield, Logan Co., OH, d 25 Jun 1915, m 3 Aug 1880, Florence Estelle "Stella" Bell, b 20 Jun 1858, d 6 Oct 1918. Professor Cowgill was Supt of public schools of Delaware, OH (See Memorial Record of the Counties of Delaware, Union and Morrow, Ohio, 1895). They were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Both bur Ashley Union Cem.

Children: known are – infant, infant, Paul Everett, Ruth Leonard


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1  Died in infancy.


2  Died in infancy.


3  Paul Everett Cowgill b 14 Jun 1887, Leonardsburg, OH, d 31 Aug 1973, Lima, OH, m 3 Oct 1913, Katharine Dean Allen, b 6 Mar 1890, Troy, OH, d 23 Dec 1991, dau of Horace Allen and Kate Edna (Skinner) Allen; div. Paul bur Mt Carmel Church Cem., near Kennard, OH.

Children: known are - Lois Dean, Amy Barbara, Paul Everett Jr, Daniel Everett II


1  Lois Dean Cowgill b 26 Jul 1914, d 19 Sep 2004, m(1) 19 Mar 1938, Charles Frederick Dunham, b 18 Jan 1917; m(2) _____ McLaughlin. Lois living in FL in 1950.


2  Amy Barbara Cowgill b 19 Jan 1916, d 2 May 2013, m 21 Mar 1936, Wheeling, WV, Charles F. Henson, b 26 Feb 1910, d 10 Jan 2001.


3  Paul Everett Cowgill Jr (before ca 1935 also known as Horace Allen Cowgill) b 1 Jan 1918, a Lt in the Signal Corps in World War II, lost at sea in the North Atlantic 9 Jan 1943. Paul’s name is listed on the Tablets of The Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.


4  Daniel Everett Cowgill II b Detroit, MI, m Winifred MacQuillam.

Children: known are – Carol, Martha, Mary, Kenneth, Katherine


1  Carol Ann Cowgill


2  Martha Ellen Cowgill (twin)


3  Mary Frances Cowgill (twin)


4  Kenneth William Cowgill


5  Katherine “Kathy” Louise Cowgill


4  Ruth Leonard Cowgill b 23 Apr 1889, Van Wert, OH, d 5 Mar 1958, m 11 Jun 1912, Guy Clement Armstrong, b 17 Mar 1889, Columbus, OH, d 30 Nov 1936, Baltimore, MD. (See page 117, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


5  Sarah Cowgill, dau of Thomas and Sarah (Antrim) Cowgill, b 3 Sep 1809, OH, d 1 Apr 1877, m 14 Jan 1830, Champaign Co., OH, by John C. Pearson M.G., Jonathan Thomas, b 1805, OH, d 1876.


6  Thomas Cowgill Jr b 19 Jun 1812, Columbiana Co., OH (listed first in Middleton MM, Columbiana Co., next in Goshen MM, Logan Co., OH), d 29 Sep 1896, Champaign Co., OH, m 25 Mar 1853, by Daniel Cowgill, JP, Matilda Ann Watkins (sister of Martha who m his brother Joseph, below), b 25 Jan 1819, OH, d 19 Sep 1889, age 70y 7m 24d. In early life, mainly through his own exertions, he acquired the elements of a sound, practical education, but he continued a student to the end of his long and useful life. During the period of his early manhood he was accounted a superior school teacher and later a more than ordinarily accurate land surveyor. In the latter particular, his record covering a period of more than fifty years, is probably surpassed by few of that time. He was Surveyor of Champaign Co. from 1843 to 1847 inclusive, the only political office he ever aspired to or held. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1848 with flattering testimonials from his instructors and entered upon the practice of medicine in Champaign County, in which he continued for more than thirty-five years. As a physician he was devoted, conscientious and successful, and possessed in a high degree the confidence of the community and the respect of his professional brethren. Dr. Cowgill wrote many books on medicine and on Quaker theology. He gave the ground and a substantial sum of money for Mt Carmel Church and Cem. In 1973, the Church was still "growing" and the Cemetery was well-kept. Thomas is on a list of Underground Railroad Operators in OH maintained by the Menare Foundation.

Children: known are – Sarah, John


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1  Sarah Cowgill b 10 May 1855, d 14 May 1855, bur Carmel.


2  John Cowgill b 12 May 1856, Salem Twp, Champaign Co., d 9 Dec 1932, m 22 Apr 1897 (at age 41), Champaign Co., Theodosia (also Theodoshia) "Doschia" Jane (Peale) Slaughter of Mingo, Coshocton Co., OH, b 21 Jan 1872, d 2 Mar 1922, dau of Samuel Slaughter. John was a Quaker and a Republican; bur Mt Carmel Cem.

Children: known are (two d before maturity, names not given) – Pearl Mae, Mary Elizabeth, Goldie Ruth, John Henry, Theodoshia


1  Pearl Mae Cowgill b 5 May 1900, Champaign Co., d 12 Jan 1990, m 31 Dec 1934, Champaign Co., OH, Harry C. Sprague. Lived in Sidney, OH.


2  Mary Elizabeth Cowgill b 19 Feb 1903, Mingo, OH, d 28 Oct 1990, m 10 Sep 1931, Frank Emil Troesch, b 24 Feb 1907, d 1 Oct 1995, son of Earnest and Ida (Derr) Troesch.


3  Goldie Ruth Cowgill b 12 Jun 1904, OH, d before 1985, m 19 Jun 1926, Clark Co., OH, Loren A. Ward, b 29 Dec 1906, OH, son of George and Florence Ward. Living near her parents in 1930.


4  John Henry Cowgill b 18 Oct 1905, OH, d 17 Mar 1962, m 2 Feb 1940, Champaign Co., OH, Virgie Louise Bright, b 31 Jul 1910, d 28 Jan 1997. His widow lived in Springfield, OH, in 1973. Both bur cem., Mad River-Jackson Twp, Champaign Co. Family?


5  Theodoshia “Teddy” Cowgill b 7 Sep 1913, Mingo, OH, d 14 Mar 1985, Marysville, OH, m 18 Jul 1933, Forest M. Burnside, b 19 Jun 1911, d 30 Sep 1995, son of Harry and Bessie (Myers) Burnside.


7  Joseph B. Cowgill b 15 Dec 1814 (Middleton MM record; b 15 May 1814, Goshen MM record), d 18 Sep 1877, age 63, m 1836, Martha Ann Watkins, b 15 Sep 1817, d 1 Jun 1864, age 46y 8m 15d, dau of Benjamin and Obedience (Marmon) Watkins. Joseph apparently (Goshen MM records have “Joseph S”) m(2) 23 Sep 1865, Mary Ann Hicks, who d 9 Mar 1867. Joseph and Mary Ann bur Mt Carmel, Champaign Co., OH; Martha bur Marmon Valley Cem. Resided at Goshen.

Children: known are – Mary Ann, Robert, Sarah Ann, Caroline, Eli, Allen, Henry, Obedience, Asa


1  Mary Ann Cowgill b 1 Jan 1839, OH, d 13 Nov 1874, m 14 Sep 1858, Logan Co., OH, Aylett Sharp, b Feb 1832, OH, d 1905 in Logan Co. Mary and Aylett in Liberty Twp, Union Co. in 1870, Aylett there as a widower with three children in 1880. Aylett was a veteran of the Civil War, serving as a Pvt in Co K, 132nd Ohio Infantry Regt. Both bur Garwood Cem., Logan Co.


2  Robert W. Cowgill b 20 Mar 1841 (Goshen MM - dis service 1d 2m 1863 - age 21), OH. Served in the Civil War, 9 Jun 1862-23 Sep 1862 (90 day), a Pvt, Co D, 85th Ohio, and reenlisted 2 May 64 (100 day), age 23, a Pvt, Co C, 134th Ohio. Was hospitalized at Fortress Monroe and presumed died. Robert is listed twice on the 1860 census – with his parents, and (as Robert Coughill) with his grandfather Watkins.


3  Sarah Ann Cowgill b 5 Jan 1843, OH, m 27 Jul 1867, Logan Co., OH, Charles Wesley Heath, b 14 Jul 1837, Switzerland Co., IN, d 2 Sep 1881 of consumption, son of Charles and Sarah (Smith) Heath. Charles was a veteran of the Civil War, wounded in the left lung and left elbow shattered. He was bur Carmel Meeting House burying ground (Delaware Co., OH) . (See page 118, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4  Caroline Cowgill b 6 Nov 1844, apparently d before 1850 census.


5  Eli G. Cowgill b 8 Oct 1847, OH, d 4 Mar 1872, Lamar, MO, age 25. Eli listed on census 23 Aug 1870, Jasper Co., MO, "a trader". Bur Champaign Co., OH.


6  Allen Cowgill b 3 Nov 1849. Antrim Family History lists Charles A., while H.E. Wright records an Allen and a Charles! Charles (this Allen or Charles Asa, below?) served in the US Army during the Spanish-American War, enlistment date not shown, in Co A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery. There is an application for pension from OH, dated 7 Apr 1927, name of applicant not shown (# 1,576,309, cert A-11-25-27), and an earlier application from Indiana (# 1,271,449; cert 1,213,005 and C2,427,927), dated 8 Jul 1901; at the National Archives, a request for his files produced the response "no file, permanently withdrawn 30 Apr 1945". A John Coughill, age 10, is listed with grandfather Benjamin Watkins on the 1860 census; could this be John Allen?


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7  Henry Cowgill b 8 Oct 1854, d 1 Mar 1863, ae 9y, bur Marmon Valley Cem., Jefferson Twp, Logan Co., OH.


8  Obedience Cowgill b 19 Feb 1857, d 27 Feb 1863, ae 6y, bur Marmon Valley Cem.


9  Asa M. Cowgill b 1 Feb 1861 (listed as Asa with his aunt, Anna, on 1870 census, and as Charles on the 1880 and 1900 census), d 25 Sep 1909, m ca 1887, Agnes Jane Caldwell, b 6 Aug 1866, Scotland, d 31 Mar 1944, Cincinnati, dau of William and Agnes (Allison) Caldwell. Both bur Mt Carmel Cem. Note: Probably the Charles A. Cowgill who served in the Spanish-American War  as a private, A Battery, 1st Bn, OH Light Arty.

Children: known are – Henry, Jessie


1  Henry Allison Cowgill b 3 Aug 1887, OH, d 10 Dec 1953, m 22 Jun 1915, Buchanan Co., MO, Juanita P. Patterson, b 28 Aug 1888, KS, d 26 Jan 1972, dau of Frederick Austin and Elizabeth (Howe) Patterson. Lived Port Clinton, OH.

Children: known are – Henry, Elizabeth, Frederick


1  Henry Patterson Cowgill b 5 Apr 1916, OH, d 15 Aug 1982, m 5 Apr 1941, Erie Co., OH, Ruth Kathryn Schoeffle, b ca 1918. Last address Houston, TX.

    Child: known is (others?) -


1  Henry Christopher Cowgill b 15 Mar 1944, OH, d Dec 1977. Last address: Eureka, CA. Family?


2  Elizabeth Jane Cowgill b 1920, OH, d 1999, m 23 Mar 1946, Ottawa Co., OH, Charles H. Innis.


3  Frederick Charles Cowgill b 4 Jan 1922, OH, d 12 Nov 2009. Frederick was a veteran of World War II. Last Address: Cincinnati. Family?


2  Jessie M. Cowgill b Jul 1889, OH, d 1973, m 9 Aug 1913, Franklin Co., OH, Albert H. Hinkle, b 1880, OH, d 1951, son of William and Mary Hinkle.


8  Levi Cowgill b 8 Apr 1816, d 6 May 1859, m 28 Jan 1859, Esther Benedict, b 1830, d 31 Dec 1873, age 43, dau of Ezra and Ruth Gidley (Comfort) Benedict of Morrow Co., OH. Levi bur Carmel; Esther bur Peru, OH.

Child: known is -


1  Levi Henry Cowgill b 13 Dec 1859, Peru, d there, 3 Jun 1938, m(1) 1 Mar 1882, Alum Creek Friends Meeting, Alice Jane Osborne, b 1864, d 26 Apr 1898, Peru, dau of Sherwood and Mary Ann (Arnold) Osborne; m(2) 28 Sep 1918, Morrow Co., Direxa H. (Benedict) Wood, b 10 Jul 1856, OH, d 28 Jul 1940, dau of Aaron and Caroline D. Benedict. Levi and Alice bur Alum Creek Cem.

Children: known are – Albert Leroy, Esther Imo, Edith Jane, Roscoe Levi, Glenn Sherwood, Thomas Olin, Ruth Anna, Alice Hazel


1  Albert Leroy “Roy” Cowgill b 22 Feb 1884, d in accident in Florida when about age 20 (or later?; in St Louis in 1910 as a “coachman”).


2  Esther Imo Cowgill b 7 Apr 1885, Marion Co., OH, d 4 Aug 1964, m 23 Sep 1905, Truman Davis, b Nov 1875, OH, d Jul 1932, son of Olman and Elizabeth Davis. (See page 119, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Edith Jane Cowgill b 11 Feb 1887, d 11 Mar 1973, m 6 Oct 1909, Morrow Co., OH, Fleet William Andrews of Mt Gilead, OH, b 18 Dec 1887, d 20 May 1946, son of William and Lowie Andrews. (See page 119, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4  Roscoe Levi Cowgill b 15 Sep 1888, Peru Twp, Morrow Co., OH, d 7 Jun 1959, m(1) 8 Feb 1910, Delaware Co., OH, Alverda Cope, b ca 1892, OH, d 24 Oct 1970, dau of Sherman and Felicia Cope; div (she remarried 2 Apr 1938, Walter Roy Hillard); m(2) Stella M. Bowman, b 18 Oct 1904, d 10 Nov 1999. Roscoe bur Alum Creek.

Children: known are – Irene, Merrill, Alice


1  Irene Cowgill b 10 Jan 1911, m ____ Strait, of Allen Park, MI.


2  Merrill R. “Pat” Cowgill b 30 Oct 1916, d 18 Sep 2003, m 25 Aug 1939, Mary E. Hepner, b 29 Mar 1916, d 19 Feb 1999. Merrill was a former Morrow Co. Auditor, Peru Twp Trustee, Secretary for Morrow Co. Fair, US Mail Carrier, Executive Secretary for Ohio Fair Managers Assoc., Board member Morrow Co. Electric Co-op, and had worked at the People’s Store in Delaware. Mary (and Merrill?) bur Alum Creek Friend’s Cem.


3  Alice Amelia “Polly” Cowgill b 9 Jun 1919, OH, m 20 Dec 1942, Delaware Co., OH, George Klingler Farahay, b ca 1918.


5  Glen Sherwood Cowgill b 14 Apr 1890, OH, d 9 Jul 1973, m 23 Jan 1926, Laclede Co., MO, Nancy Katherine Long, b 22 Jan 1899, d 28 Jun 1991. They lived in Stoutland, MO. Glen was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I, enlisting in the US Army 18 Sep 1917, discharged 15 Feb 1919. He served in the 329th Infantry with the American Expeditionary Forces 12 Jun 1918 to 31 Jan 1919. No children.


6  Thomas Olin Cowgill b 8 Sep 1894, Peru, Morrow Co., OH, d Sep 1973, m(1) 26 Feb 1916, Mary Lois Campbell, b 1891, OH, d 1962, dau of Florence Campbell; m(2) Mildred Wall McFarland, b 13 Apr 1906, d 18 Aug 1993. Lived in Cody, WY.

Children: known are – Florence, Warren


1  Florence Esther Cowgill b 13 Nov 1918, d 26 Apr 2012, m(1) Gordon H. Broderick, b 1913, d 1984; m(2) Robert C. Brumage, b 1915, d 2006. (See page 119, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Warren Thomas Cowgill b 16 Apr 1922, m(1) Ann Mortenson, b 28 Mar 1922, MN, d 28 Oct 2011; div (Anne remarried to Patrick Daly); m(2) as her 3rd husband, Mildred Jean "Millie" (Hubbard) Graef, b 21 Aug 1922, d 6 Oct 2007, dau of John Henry and Mary Alice (Campbell) Hubbard. Warren was a veteran of World War II.

Children: known are – Thomas, Patricia, Kathryn, Robert, Margaret


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1  Thomas Edwin Cowgill


2  Patricia Ann Cowgill


3  Kathryn Jean Cowgill


4  Robert Jon Cowgill


5  Margaret Ruth Cowgill


7  Ruth Anna Cowgill b 21 Dec 1895, d 1980, m 3 Dec 1921, Lewis Calvin Moon. Resided in Baltimore, MD, in 1971. (See page 120, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


8  Alice Hazel Cowgill b 10 Apr 1898, d 26 Oct 1985, m 26 Feb 1920, Mt Gilead, Morrow Co., OH, Raymond Russell Starbuck, b 3 Feb 1896, d 24 Jan 1979, bur Sugar Grove Cem., Plain City, OH, son of Jesse C. and Osee (Williams) Starbuck. (See page 120, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


9  Lydia Alice Cowgill, dau of Thomas and Sarah (Antrim) Cowgill, b 1 Feb 1818, Wayne Twp, Champaign Co., OH, d 20 Aug 1901, m 19 Apr 1837, Robert Johnson Watkins, b 22 Feb 1814, Southampton Co., VA, d 18 Jun 1872, son of John W. and Elizabeth (Johnson) Watkins. (See page 120, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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10 John Cowgill b 4 Jan 1820 (death cert has 1817), OH, d 30 Jul 1910, m 22 Oct 1869, Smithfield MH, Eleanor H. Crew, b 28 Aug 1838, d 17 Mar 1896, age 57, dau of Jacob and Mary (Hume) Crew, Belmont Co., OH. (Vol IV, p 1249, Hinshaw's Quaker Genealogy, shows John and Eleanor rec 1d 11m 1876 in Columbus MM, Franklin Co., OH.). Both bur Greenlawn Cem., Columbus.

Children: known are (adopted) – Mary, William


Mary H. Cowgill b 13 Dec 1879, d 26 Mar 1966, m ca 1902, Charles E. Young, b ca 1870. Probably the Mary adopted in Franklin Co. in 1881, dau of Anne Ammonds(?). Mary bur Greenlawn Cem.


William Harvey Cowgill b 26 Feb 1880, OH, d bef 1930? (or div?), m 16 Jul 1905, Franklin Co., OH, Elizabeth Margaret Pusecker, b 14 Nov 1879, OH, d 8 Feb 1969. Probably the William H. adopted in Franklin Co. in 1883, son of William Andrew McDonald. Lived in Columbus.

Children: known are – Margaret, Harry (Harvey), Dorothy, Louise, Florence


Margaret L. Cowgill b ca 1906, OH, m 17 Nov 1945, Franklin Co., OH, Harold J. Wolfe, b ca 1907.


Harry (Harvey) William Cowgill b 29 Oct 1907, OH, d 7 Oct 1972, Trigg Co., KY, m 7 Jan 1928, Franklin Co., Gladys Gwendolyn Fowler, b 14 Dec 1906, OH, d 19 Dec 1988, dau of Edward and Charlotte Fowler.

Children: known are (from obit – order uncertain) – Eugene, John, Charles, Connie, Larry, Donna, Nancy, Sandy, Beverly


Eugene Harvey Cowgill b 5 Jul 1928, OH, d 31 Aug 2007, m Mary K. Holmes, b 20 Apr 1936. Eugene was a US Army veteran, with service during the Korean War. Eugene was reputed to be the shortest man in the US Army (at 4' 9").

    Children: known are - Douglas, Gary, Jeffrey


    1  Douglas Cowgill 


    2  Gary Lee Cowgill b 5 May 1957, d 25 Feb 2008.


    3  Jeffrey Cowgill 


John Walter Cowgill, m Patty Jo Reed, b 16 May 1931, d 29 Oct 1988. John ran a financial services company in Hilliard, OH.

Children: known are – Leslie, Lauren


Leslie Ann Cowgill


Lauren Kay Cowgill


Charles Cowgill


Connie Cowgill


Larry Cowgill b 1934, d 23 May 1935, aged 1y. Bur Alton Cem.


Donna Cowgill


Nancy Cowgill


Sandy Cowgill


Beverly Cowgill


Dorothy Emma Cowgill b 7 Apr 1911, OH, d 15 May 1996, m 7 Nov 1939, Franklin Co., OH, Stanley T. Noel.


Louise L. Cowgill b ca 1914, OH, m 17 Dec 1934, Franklin Co., OH, William E. Miller, b ca 1914.


Florence Cowgill b 13 Feb 1918, OH, d 9 Mar 1998, m 25 Oct 1940, Franklin Co., OH, Dale V. Bravard.


11 Eli D. Cowgill b 27 May 1822, OH, d 29 Dec 1894, m 1860, Abarilla Antrim, b 30 Jun 1839, Logan Co., OH, d 18 Apr 1914, age 74, dau of Rev Joshua and Mary (Grubb) Antrim. Abarilla was a minister and pastor in the Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends. Both Eli and Abarilla were bur on their farm at Greenwich, near Columbus, OH. No children.


9  Sarah Cowgill, dau of Henry and Ruth, b 19 Feb 1780, Frederick Co., VA, d 10 Jul 1856, Columbiana Co., OH, m 21 Feb 1804, Culpeper Co., VA, John Stokesberry (brother to Elizabeth, Sarah’s sister-in-law – see page 102), b 7 Mar 1773, Bucks Co., PA, d 16 Nov 1860, Columbiana Co., son of William and Susannah (Thomas) Stokesberry. They moved to OH in 1805. (See page 121, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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10 Caleb Cowgill b 2 Apr 1783, Hopewell MM records, VA, d 1832, Wayne Co., IN, m(1) 20 Feb 1806, Middletown MM, Columbiana Co., OH, Rachel Oliphant, b 22 Nov 1781, d 26 Jan 1823, Wayne Co., IN, bur Whitewater, dau of Samuel and Elizabeth Oliphant; m(2) 24 Mar 1824, Whitewater MM, Wayne Co., IN, Mary Moffitt, b 15 Dec 1790, d 16 Apr 1862, dau of Hugh and Hannah Moffitt. Caleb, wife Rachel, and three children took certificates, dated 20 May 1820, from the Ohio MM to Whitewater MM, IN. Later Caleb, wife Mary, and children gct New Garden MM, Wayne Co., IN.

Children: known are – Samuel, Ruth, Henry, Elizabeth, Lydia, Caleb, John, Jonathan


1  Samuel Cowgill b 18 Apr 1808, d 19 Mar 1810, bur Elkrun.


2  Ruth Cowgill b 9 Aug 1809, d 26 Apr 1810, bur Elkrun.


3  Henry Cowgill b 18 Apr 1811, Columbiana Co., OH, d 1835? (a Henry Cowgill, probably this one, had his will probated in Wayne Co., this year).


4  Elizabeth Cowgill b 16 Apr 1815, d 29 Dec 1840, m 25 Feb 1835, Newport MM (New Garden MM Records), Pleasant Unthank, b 22 Jan 1804, NC, d 24 Oct 1887, son of Josiah and Anna Unthank. Pleasant m(2) Sarah Ann Pitts.


5  Lydia Cowgill b 9 Apr 1817, d bef 1840 (prob in Henry Co., IN), m 12 Dec 1835, Wayne Co., IN, Jesse Benjamin Hinshaw, b 13 Aug 1813, NC, d 27 Jul 1862, son of Benjamin H. and Anna (Bowman) Hinshaw. Jesse m(2) in 1840.


6  Caleb Cowgill Jr b 31 Jan 1825, IN, d 3 Oct 1882, bur New Garden MM Cem.


7  John Cowgill b 9 Jan 1827, d 19 Mar 1862 (will dated 19 Apr 1862 – “19th day of fourth month”, filed 25 Jun 1862). Apparently unmarried and no children, as he left all to be divided between brothers Caleb and Jonathan B.


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8  Jonathan B. Cowgill b 7 Mar 1832, d 4 Apr 1863, of typhoid, Memphis, TN. Served in the Civil War, enlisting 1 Aug 1862 as a Pvt, later Cpl, Co A, 69th Indiana.


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4  Lydia Cowgill, daughter of Henry and Alice (Payne) Cowgill, b 1746, d after 1821, m 20 Feb 1765, York Co., PA, Edward Manifold, b 1734, d 1821, son of Benjamin and Annabell (Danger) Manifold. Edward Manifold served in the York County Militia during the Revolutionary War. (See page 124, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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5  Eleanor Cowgill b 13 Feb 1748, d 1828, m 1769 (H. G. Stueben, op. cit., has 20 Jun 1766), Hopewell Twp, York Co., PA, Joseph Manifold, b 8 Jun 1736, son of Benjamin and Annabell (Danger) Manifold. Joseph served in the Revolutionary War under Capt James Moffet as a private in the 5th Company, 6th Battalion, York County Militia, enlisting 26 Apr 1778. (See page 126, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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John Cowgill b 25 Apr 1750, d 18 Apr 1822, Clinton Co., OH, m 12 Nov 1772 (Bible record has 11 Nov 1772), East Nottingham MH, Province of PA, Catherine Sheppard, b 26 Mar 1754, d 29 Apr 1822 (Bible record has 29 May 1822), dau of William and Hannah (Brown) (Barrett) Sheppard, of East Nottingham Twp, County of Chester, Province of PA (a portion of this Province later was in Cecil Co., MD, and embraced East Nottingham.


   John and Catherine were very active in the Society of Friends, both witnessing numerous marriages and performing other services. Their membership was transferred from Nottingham MM to Deer Creek MM (Harford Co., MD), then to Hopewell MM, Frederick Co., VA, 4 Sep 1775, with their two infant daughters. John lived in nearby Berkeley Co., VA (later WV) from 1775 until 1782; in 1782, he leased, and later (1784) bought 300 acres of land in Frederick Co., VA (Frederick Co. Deed Book 20:235, 237 and 24A:221, 478). He later (1801) bought 460 acres, also in Frederick Co., described as being on Opequon Creek, 12 miles NE of the courthouse. John appears on Frederick Co. personal and land tax records through 1813 (land tax until 1817). From tax records, it appears John’s nephew, Henry, lived with him from 1787.


    The Battle of Bunker Hill had been fought three months earlier, signaling the start of the Revolutionary War. Quakers who enlisted for military service in Pennsylvania and other nearby states were condemned. Quaker meetings in Virginia, however, were more lenient. On 20 Aug 1776, John Cowgill enlisted for a period of three years in the Virginia Continental Line. He served in the 7th, 11th, and 15th Regiments, was hospitalized at Morristown in the Spring of 1777, was at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-78, and was discharged 20 Aug 1779. There is no record of where John's wife and children lived while he was in service. It is presumed they stayed with John's half-brother, Henry Cowgill, and family, who lived in the area and were also members of the Hopewell Monthly Meeting.


    For his war service John received a grant (warrant # 2559) of 100 acres of land in Tiffin Twp, Adams Co., Ohio. He held it about twelve years, then on 16 Jul 1806 sold it to John Hume. Eight years later John and his family moved to Ohio. John and family received a certificate, dated 9-8-1814, from Hopewell MM, VA, to Clear Creek MM, located in Clinton Co., OH. They were received in Clear Creek, MM, 24 Feb 1815. John’s will, dated 12 Mar 1822 and recorded in the Courthouse, Wilmington, Clinton Co., OH, 31 Oct 1822, names all his children (except the three who died young), and names Catherine as executor. He also provided for a grandchild, Catherine Patterson, “one bed, bedsteads and bedding, also one cow koown by the name of Bess, one new woman’s saddle to be bought her by my executor, and $5.00 in money to be given her at age of 18 years. Also one bureau after the decease of her grandmother”. Both bur Newberry Quaker Cem., Clinton Co.

Children: known are - Dinah, Lydia, Hannah, Rachel, Henry, Catherine, John Jr, Ann, William, Elisha, Asa, Amos


1  Dinah Cowgill b 12 Oct 1773 (Hopewell MM Record), d 8 Jul 1796 (Bible record).


2  Lydia Cowgill b 6 Feb 1775, d 15 Aug 1834, m 1 Feb 1798, William Patterson (rpd mcd dis, Hopewell MM, 3 Dec 1798). (See page 131, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Hannah Cowgill b 15 Feb 1777, d 10 Mar 1830, m 25 Jan 1816, Wilmington, Clinton Co., OH, Aquilla Coates. (Marriage recorded in Wilmington Courthouse. Hannah was condemned for marrying contrary to discipline, by the Clear Creek MM, on 8 Jun 1816).

Children: unknown


4  Rachel Cowgill b 15 Feb 1779, d 25 Dec 1782.


5  Henry Cowgill b 21 Dec 1780, Berkeley Co., VA (now WV), d 3 Apr 1855, age 74y 4m 1d, (on widow's affidavit), m(1) 9 Feb 1802, VA, Susanne Strickland (rpd, mcd dis, Hopewell MM, 7 Feb 1802), d 12 Apr 1803 (Bible record has 22 Mar 1809); m(2) 22 Mar 1810, VA, Mary Ann McDaniel, b May 1787, OH, d 29 Oct 1842, age 55y 1m 7d, dau of William and Priscilla (Winn) McDaniel; m(3) 30 Mar 1843, Clinton Co., OH, Susan Ann Stewart (Doggett) Perley, widow of John Hodge Perley, b 21 Aug 1807, Harpers Ferry, VA, d 16 Feb 1877 (aged 69y 5m 25d), Morrisville, OH, dau of Thomas and Sarah (Harden) Doggett. Henry and Mary Ann bur Mt Pleasant Cem., Morrisville, Clinton Co., OH; Susan(a) bur New Vienna I.O.O.F. Cem.


   In 1812 Henry and Mary Ann left Berkeley Co., VA, and settled in Washington Twp, near Morrisville, Clinton Co., OH. Henry helped organize the Township. He was always ready to help improve the then new state. Henry and Mary Ann were both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Their home was long used as a preaching place. In 1811, prior to his settlement in Ohio, Henry had purchased a farm there. In 1818, he adorned his farm with a substantial brick residence, the first in Washington Twp. Active in many prominent public improvements and public enterprises, he was very instrumental in organizing and founding Bethel Society. He was considered a man of sterling integrity and uncompromising honor. (See History of Clinton County, Ohio, by W. H. Beers, 1882 - "Biographical Sketches, Washington Township").

Children: known are - Priscilla Ann, William, Catherine, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Susan, Elinor, John Strickland, James, Eliza Jane, Henry Clay, Albert Glenn, Amos Thomas, Clarissa D.


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1  Priscilla Ann Cowgill b 23 Feb 1811, Berkeley Co., VA, d 8 Mar 1898, Clinton Co., OH, m 27 Oct 1831, Richard S. Cline, son of Ephraim Cline, b Monmouth Co., NJ, 2 Jun 1801, d 1 Feb 1881. Richard went to Ohio between 1825 and 1830 and settled in Green Twp near Snow Hill. There was but a small piece of cleared land on the farm at that time. In 1841 they built a brick house which was still standing in the year 1902 when James Cline, Priscilla's oldest grandson, wrote this biographical sketch, and copied other data from an old Family Bible.

They improved their farm and were enjoying the fruit of their labors until the winter of 1881, when Richard was called away by death, Priscilla remaining on the farm for a few years, then going to live with her daughter Mary at Westboro, until her death.

Priscilla Cline was a great reader, always trying to lay up a treasure that could not be taken from her. She and Richard were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. They were loyal to the church all through their lives, and died with faith that all was well. Many things they forgot in their old age, their minds could not grasp the things of this life, but when you would talk with them of the life beyond, then their minds were clear. They seemed to forget the world and cling by faith to the Christ that gave them a hope for the future. They tried to fulfill the purpose of their creation and wanted to make the world better for their having lived in it. Their lives were spent toiling that others might enjoy the fruit from it in the future. (See page 132, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  William M. Cowgill b 28 Aug 1812, OH, d 9 Aug 1846, m 29 Jun 1834 (on license issued 16 Jun 1834, P148 Book #3, No 1395, to Wm Cowgill of lawful age on his oath, and Sarah S. Cline in personal consent of Charles Cline, her father), Clinton Co., OH, by a Justice of the Peace, Sarah S. Cline, b 1817, NJ, d 4 Sep 1858, aged 40y 9m 3d, dau of Charles and Margaret R. (Perkins) Cline. At times, Sarah is shown as Sarah Ann or Sarah A. Charles Cline and Richard Cline (husband of Priscilla Cowgill) were brothers. William is bur in cemetery on the Springer Farm, known years ago as the "Washington Gray Farm," located on Route 73 between Wilmington and New Vienna, OH.


    After William's death in 1846, Sarah managed as best she could. In the census of 25 Sep 1850, Clark Twp, Clinton County, OH, his widow Sarah Cowgill and two youngest children are listed with her parents who operated a tavern. In the next house is a physician, a cousin, Dr. Hiram J. Cowgill. The other three children listed in the 1850 census were Charles, a patient in the Clinton County Infirmary, Anna with the William L. Dearth family, and Thomas with a physician in Highland County, Ohio, Dr. Silas H. Johnson. In Washington Twp is listed William's father, Henry Cowgill, with his third wife and their children, and next to them live two of William's brothers, John and James.


    Sarah (Cline) Cowgill m(2) 12 Mar 1854 (license dated 18 Feb 1854), Clinton County, OH, William Campbell, by whom she had at least two children. This William was a Civil War veteran, serving in Co B 40th OH Inf. Sarah's youngest Cowgill son, Stephen Parker Cowgill, said there were four Campbell children: Eugene, Arthur, Ella and Mattie. The 1860 census for Clinton County, OH, listed William Campbell, Minerva (Cowgill), Eugene Campbell and Sophia (Ella) Campbell. The older Cowgill children were enumerated in 1860 with other relatives. William Campbell's death is listed in 1863, in Clinton County. Sarah and William Campbell bur Martinsville Friends Cem.

Children: known are - Thomas Jefferson, Charles A., Anna Marie, Minerva Jane, Stephen Parker


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1  Thomas Jefferson Cowgill b 24 Mar 1836, Clinton Co., OH, d 3 Feb 1908, Middletown, OH, m 7 Oct 1869, near Centerville, OH, Sarah Ann Bowers, b 22 Feb 1840, d 8 Nov 1924, Middletown, Butler Co., OH, dau of Isaac and Sarah (Griggs) Bowers. Thomas and Sarah were married by the Rev William H. Holmes, husband of Elizabeth Cowgill, sister to father of Thomas J. Thomas enlisted 9 Sep 1861 in the Civil War, Co A, 48th Ohio Infantry; reenlisted Jul 1863, Co B, 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery. Both bur Woodside Cem., Middletown.

Children: known are - Jennie, Ella M., Carrie, Bertha, Clatie, James Linley, Guy Chester, William Isaac.


1  Jennie Marie Cowgill b 17 Jul 1870, d 25 Oct 1949, m(1) 4 Jun 1891, Butler Co., Morris D. Thompson, b 1868, OH; m(2) Preble Co., OH, Charles Beatty, b 2 Jun 1869, d 19 Jan 1962. (See page 133, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2  Ella M. Cowgill b 20 Sep 1871, d 21 Oct 1887, OH.


3  Carrie M. Cowgill b 31 Aug 1873, Clinton Co., OH, d 29 Dec 1947, Middletown, OH, m 5 Aug 1892, Butler Co., OH, Adam Collins, b 16 Sep 1871, OH, d 13 Feb 1942. (See page 135, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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4  Bertha Cowgill b 11 Mar 1877, d 31 May 1931, m 5 Feb 1896, Butler Co., Guy Collins, d 18 Jun 1953, age 76y. (See page 136, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


5  Clatie Cowgill b 29 Jun 1879, d 6 Mar 1880.


6  James Linley Cowgill b 3 Jan 1881, Warren Co., OH, d 14 May 1953, m 26 Feb 1902, Leona Mae Huntsbarger, b 23 Jul 1883, Franklin Co., OH, d 13 Jul 1961, dau of John and Mary (Mosgrove) Huntsbarger. Both bur Woodside Cem., Middletown, OH.

Children: known are - Myrtle May, Flossie Lucretia, Helen Coraline, Harry, Cora Marguerite, Florence, Nora Frances, Ruth Vivian, Calvin Marvin, Betty Irene


1  Myrtle Mae Cowgill b 5 Aug 1902, d 12 Oct 1971, m 9 Sep 1922, Gobel John Williams, d 28 Jul 1957. (See page 136, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2  Flossie Lucretia Cowgill b 14 Oct 1904, d 13 Jun 1918, bur Woodside Cem.


3  Helen Coraline Cowgill b 10 Mar 1907, d 3 Mar 1997, m 12 Sep 1929, John Leroy Huffman, d 27 Apr 1967. (See page 137, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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4  Harry Cowgill b 26 Jan 1910, d 23 Jan 1969, m(1) Ada Day; m(2) Wilma B. McCarty. No children. Harry was a veteran of World War II.


5  Cora Marguerite Cowgill b 25 Oct 1912, d 29 Mar 1973, m 28 Jun 1929, William Thomas Pressler Sr, b 24 Sep 1909, d 3 Mar 1980, son of Thomas and Effie (Martin) Pressler. Both bur Butler Co. Memorial Park, Trenton, OH.


6  Florence Louise Cowgill b 24 Nov 1915, d 5 Feb 2007, m 19 Sep 1936, Troy R. Childers.


7  Nora Frances Cowgill b 12 Feb 1919, d 24 May 1984, m 10 Nov 1951, Wayne Co., IN, Warren Gene Lawson, d Apr 1984.


8  Ruth Vivian Cowgill b 8 Nov 1921, m 9 Mar 1946, William Glenn Tuggle.


9  Calvin Marvin Cowgill b 28 Oct 1924, d 19 Sep 1996, m 22 Nov 1947, Mae Delores Lawson, b 7 Sep 1929, d 19 Jan 2005. Lived Monroe, OH.

Children: known are - Larry, Delores


1  Larry Dean Cowgill b 4 Mar 1950, d 23 Nov 1981, m 21 Jun 1969, Mary Pauline Burnside, b 16 Jan 1951.

Children: known are – Joseph, Jeffrey


1  Joseph Linn Cowgill


2  Jeffrey Scott Cowgill


2  Delores Jean Cowgill b and d 29 Jan 1959.


10 Betty Irene Cowgill, m 12 Mar 1948, Dan Pennington. (See page 138, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


7  Guy Chester Cowgill b 12 Mar 1883, Hillsboro, OH, d 5 Nov 1957, m(1) 18 Feb 1908, Butler Co., OH, Pearl Alice Looker b 8 Aug 1892, Upland, IN, d 23 Jul 1920, with baby, in child-birth. All bur in Woodside Cem. Guy Chester Cowgill m(2) 12 Aug 1925, Berrien Co., MI, Elizabeth Shugg Fisher, a widow. Separated 1 Jan 1929.

Children: known are – Chester, Lawrence, Hazel, Eva, Ethel, Raymond, Thomas


1  Chester Albert Cowgill b 10 Dec 1908, d 24 May 1985, Middletown, OH. Single. Chester was known for distributing free Bibles by bicycle. Bur Woodside Cem.


2  Lawrence Edward Cowgill b 10 Oct 1910, d 18 Aug 1916. Bur Woodside Cem.


3  Hazel Marie Cowgill b 6 Jan 1913, d 6 Jan 1913. Bur Woodside Cem.


4  Eva May Cowgill b 26 May 1914, d 4 Mar 1915. Bur Woodside Cem., Middletown.


5  Ethel Lucille Cowgill b 29 Jun 1915, d 7 Jan 1978, m 3 Jul 1967, Owingsville, KY, Edward Blevins. No children. Lived in Middletown, OH.


6  Raymond Clifford Cowgill b 12 May 1918, Middletown, d 29 Aug 1978, Middletown, m(1) Mildred Ethel Meck of PA, b 20 Dec 1920, d 13 Jul 2001, Olney, MD, age 80; m(2) Velma Marie Hunt, b 4 Feb 1902, d 27 Jul 1991. He served in the US Army during World War II, enlisting 14 Nov 1938, entering into active service 17 Oct 1940, and being discharged 3 Jun 1945. His home was in Middletown, OH.

Child: known is -


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1  Sharon Lee Cowgill, m 20 Oct 1962, Daniel DiFonzo. (See page 139, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


7  Thomas B. Cowgill b 23 Jul 1920, d 23 Jul 1920. Bur Woodside Cem.


8  William Isaac Cowgill b 30 May 1886, Clinton Co., OH, d 22 Nov 1927 (heart attack, age 41y 5m 22d), m 21 Aug 1909, Butler Co., OH, Clara Ellen Lloyd, b 9 Jul 1890, Middletown, OH, d 18 Jan 1963, dau of Manansess and Cora (Hendrickson) Lloyd. Both bur Woodhill Cem., Franklin, OH (William in an unmarked grave next to Clara). Clara m(2) George Henry.

Children: known are – William Lafayette, Charles Thomas, Howard, Hellen, Woodrow Ellsworth, Hazel Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Mary Jane, Paul Edward, Richard Francis, Lloyd Willard


1  William Lafayette "Bill" Cowgill b 8 Dec 1910, d 7 Nov 1954, m 1933, Anna Mae Henry b 18 May 1916, dau of Quiller and Ruth (McClain) Henry; later div.

Children: known are – Betty, William, George


1  Betty Lou Cowgill b 25 Nov 1933, d 16 Feb 1992, m 18 Nov 1950, Earnel Miller, b 4 Sep 1925, d 14 Apr 1998. Both bur Butler Co. Memorial Park, Trenton, OH. (See page 139, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2  William Lafayette Cowgill Jr, m 27 Mar 1965, Merleann Morningstar, dau of James and Anna (Crout) Morningstar.


3  George Adam Cowgill b Excello, OH, m 6 Apr 1964, Peggy Lou Tharp, dau of Jesse Lee and Mildred Boone (McIntosh) Tharp.

Children: known are – James, Robert, Angela


1  James Lee Cowgill, m(1) 15 Oct 1983, Lisa Susannah Martin; m(2) 2 Apr 1987, Goldie Anette Wilder, dau of Homer and Edith Wilder; m(3) 16 Mar 1997, Shiela Kay Faulkner, dau of Raleigh and Faye Faulkner.

Children: known are – Heather Renee, James Adam, Dylan Lee


2  Robert Scott Cowgill, m Blanche Helen Moore, dau of Ralph and Sarah (Howard) Moore.

Children: known are – William Robert, Amber Nichole, Melinda Sue


3  Angela Lynn Cowgill, m(1) Larry Keith Barker Jr; m(2) Michael Paul McGuire.


2  Charles Thomas Cowgill b 14 Aug 1912, d 25 Jul 1947, m Sep 1932, Dora Mae Harper, b 15 Aug 1913.

Children: known are – Carl, Lydia, Mary, Patsy, David, Donna, Francis, Virginia, Barbara, Charles, John, Robert


Carl Lee Harper, Dora's son before marriage, m Elizabeth Ann Johnson. (See page 140, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Lydia Ellen Cowgill b 1934, d 16 Jan 1935, age 3m 2d. Bur Amanda Cem.


3  Mary Sue Cowgill b 15 Jun 1936, d 1 Dec 1998, m(1) 1954, John Dudley McIntosh; div; m(2) William Claude Watkins, b 1936, d 1994. (See page 140, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4  Patsy Jane Cowgill b 7 Feb 1938, d 20 Apr 1938. Bur Amanda Cem.


5  David Thomas Cowgill b 4 Jul 1940, d 15 Oct 1940. Bur Amanda Cem.


6  Donna Fay Cowgill (twin), d 25 Jun 1942. Bur Amanda Cem.


7  Francis Fay Cowgill (twin)


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8  Virginia Ann Cowgill, m(1) 1963, David Ross Stoops; div 1970; m(2) 1971, Robert Allen Stoops. (See page 141, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


9  Barbara Jean Cowgill b 7 Jun 1943, OH, d 4 Jan 1945.


10 Charles Thomas Cowgill Jr b 7 May 1946, d 19 Apr 1996, m Ruth Ann Simpson b 30 Nov 1951. Last address Middletown, Butler Co., OH.


11 John Paul Dora Cowgill b 18 Aug 1947, Middletown, d 8 Dec 2012, m(1) Kelly McIntosh; m(2) Sep 2009, Brenda K. Jackson, b 1954.


12 Robert Howard Cowgill, m Eileen Faye McIntosh, b 17 Oct 1951, OH, d 30 Nov 2002. Lived Middletown.

Children: known are – Robert Howard Jr, Theresa Lynn


1  Robert Howard Cowgill Jr


2  Theresa Lynn Cowgill


3  Howard Cowgill b 8 Apr 1914, d 12 Sep 1927.


4  Hellen Marie Cowgill b 31 Dec 1915, d 13 Sep 1916 (cholera). Bur Woodside Cem.


5  Woodrow Ellsworth Cowgill b 19 Nov 1917, d 20 Sep 1980, m 5 Jul 1942, Delores Jean Matthews, b 5 Nov 1925, d 13 Jun 1979, dau of Charles and Mattie (Parlett) Matthews. Woodrow was a veteran of World War II.

Children: known are – Carol Frances, Delores Ellen, Woodrow Ellsworth Jr, Larry Gordon, Alice Marie, Connie Irene, Linda Mae, Marsha Kay


1  Carol Frances Cowgill, m(1) 24 Feb 1962, Robert Edward Wyatt; m(2) 13 Jul 1980, Bobbie L. Wells Sr, b 23 Jul 1933, d 29 May 2001, son of Lee and Verna (Bailey) Wells. (See page 141, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Delores Ellen Cowgill, m 21 Feb 1964, James Elmer Collier. (See page 141, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Woodrow Ellsworth Cowgill Jr, m(1) 29 Jun 1966, Donna Sue Saylor, dau of Albert and Patricia Ann (Daley) Saylor; m(2) 5 Aug 1978, Lula Mae Back, dau of Ora Golden Sargent.

Children: known are – Carolyn, Dorothy, Timothy, Pamela, Christopher, Woodrow


1  Carolyn Sue Cowgill


2  Dorothy Marie Cowgill


3  Timothy Gordon Cowgill


4  Pamela Kay Cowgill


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5  Christopher Lee Cowgill


6  Woodrow Ellsworth Cowgill


4  Larry Gordon Cowgill


5  Alice Marie Cowgill (See page 142, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


6  Connie Irene Cowgill


7  Linda Mae Cowgill


8  Marsha Kay Cowgill (See page 142, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


6  Hazel Elizabeth Cowgill b 5 Oct 1919, d 11 Jan 2004, m(1) Carl Pohlable, b 20 Oct 1918; div; m(2) David Holiday Morris, b 1925, d 1993; div; remarried. Lived in MI, then FL. (See page 142, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


7  Elizabeth "Betty" Cowgill, m Rudy Sanutelli. Lived in PA.


8  Mary Jane Cowgill b 1922, OH, d 20 Nov 1973, m Joseph Cramer.

Children: several - one, a son, Jimmy Cowgill


9  Paul Edward Cowgill b 22 Sep 1924, d 14 May 1986, IN, m(1) Jeanne Hopper, b 28 Jan 1925, d 17 Jul 2011; div; remarried. Lived in Richmond, IN. Paul was a veteran of World War II; bur Woodside Cem., Middletown, OH.

Children: known are – Robert, Paul, Jeannie, Judy, Tina


1  Robert Cowgill


2  Paul Edward Cowgill, Jr


3  Jeannie Cowgill


4  Judy Cowgill


5  Tina Cowgill


10 Richard “Dick” Francis Cowgill Sr b 21 Mar 1926, d 10 Dec 1997, m 27 Feb 1947, Middletown, Alberta Dorothy Rose, b 29 Oct 1928, d 25 Mar 2010. Richard was a veteran of World War II.

Children: known are – Dorothy, Jennifer, Darlene, Deborah, Richard, Penny


1  Dorothy Ellen Cowgill


2  Jennifer Ann Cowgill


3  Darlene Sue Cowgill


4  Deborah Ann Cowgill


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5  Richard Francis Cowgill Jr


6  Penny Lynn Cowgill


11 Lloyd Willard Cowgill, m 28 Mar 1959, Donna Kay Tague.

Children: known are – Brenda, Clifford


1  Brenda Sue Cowgill


2  Clifford Harrison Cowgill


2  Charles A. Cowgill, son of William M. and Sarah S. Cowgill, b 8 Apr 1837, Clinton Co., OH, entered the Clinton County Infirmary 8 Apr 1848, less than two years after his father's death, and died there, 25 Jan 1860. Bur Sugar Grove Cem.


3  Anna Marie Cowgill b 7 Jan 1841, Clinton Co., OH, d 1 Jan 1930, m 29 Sep 1859, Warren Co., Nicholas Archdeacon, b 15 Jul 1837, England, d 12 Aug 1913. Both bur Springboro Cem., Springboro, Warren Co., OH. (See page 143, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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4  Minerva Jane Cowgill b Feb 1843, Clinton Co., OH, d 1927, Warren Co., OH, m(1) ca 1864, Job J. Mullen Jr, a tanner, b 1843, OH; m(2) ca 1880, Cassius C. Langsdon, a butcher, b Oct 1844, IN, d 10 Nov 1911, son of William Langsdon. Minerva bur in Springboro Cem. (See page 145, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


5  Stephen Parker Cowgill b 24 Feb 1845, Clinton Co., OH, d 20 Apr 1945, Glenn Dale, Prince George's Co, MD, m 28 Jan 1871, Danville, IL, Sarah Eliza Austin, b 12 Aug 1848, OH, d 7 Oct 1928, Seat Pleasant, MD, dau of Benjamin Naylor and Mary Ann (Cowgill) Austin, of Clinton Co., OH. Both bur St George's Episcopal Church Cem., Glenn Dale, MD.


    After his father's death in 1846, Parker's mother Sarah and her two youngest children moved in with her parents, Charles and Margaret Cline, who operated a tavern. Parker was 18-months old. The older three children were placed elsewhere in the community, according to the 1850 census: Thomas J., the oldest, with Dr. Silas H. Johnson, a physician in Highland County; Anna Marie with the Willam L. Dearth family; and Charles as a patient in the Clinton County Infirmary. When Sarah remarried in 1854, Parker went to live with his Aunt Priscilla (Cowgill) Cline. Parker's younger sister, Minerva, remained with her mother. According to Parker, his mother Sarah bore four Campbell children: Eugene, Ella, Arthur and Matty. In his later years, Parker could not remember just when his mother died. She was not listed with her family on the 1860 census.


    When the Civil War began, Parker's brother Thomas enlisted. Parker enlisted a year later, 21 Aug 1862, for three years, and was mustered into service 21 Oct 1862 at Frankfort, KY, a Pvt, Co B, 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. A bugler, he was captured near Savannah during Sherman's march to the sea. Parker was in Libby Prison at Richmond, VA, when General Lee made his preparations to surrender the city. He was mustered out 19 Jun 1865 at Camp Chase, OH. After the war, Parker again made his home with his Aunt Priscilla. When Thomas married in 1869, Parker went to live with his brother to help him work the farm.


    On 28 Jan 1871, Parker married his first cousin (daughter of his father's sister), Sarah Eliza Austin, at Danville, IL. Sarah had attended Xenia Female College in 1866 and Lebanon Normal University at Lebanon, OH, in 1869. Their first child was born in Illinois. With his wife and infant son, Parker drove a covered wagon from Illinois to Nebraska in 1872. The journey took about three weeks and included many of the trials and tribulations of the pioneer days. Parker said they homesteaded near Grand Island, NE, but they are enumerated on the 1880 census of York County, Twp Pt 4 West. The first little girl born to them died and was buried out on the Nebraska prairie.When the Circuit Rider came through, the first Methodist Church was started in the Cowgill home. They gave ground for a schoolhouse, which later was also used for a Church and Community Center. It was known as "Cowgill's School". Sarah Cowgill taught there. Parker taught at a school farther away.


    In 1882 they were back in Dayton, OH, for a few years (he is listed as a laborer in the Dayton City Directory for the years 1883 – 1885); they apparently returned to Nebraska in the mid-1880s as Stephen (“S. P.”) is mentioned in an 1890 History of Hamilton Co. (NE) as a charter member and first treasurer of a Masonic Lodge established at Philips, NE, in 1885/1886. Stephen ran for County Clerk in 1886, receiving just one vote! “S. P. Cowgill, another early settler, located upon Section 4, Town 10, Range 8”, described as in the extreme western part of Hamilton Co.; 1890 found them in Fayetteville, AR. They lived in Oklahoma for a short time, then settled for several years in Missouri. By then the oldest son, Benjamin, had become a travelling missionary and was no longer with the family. Parker and his second son, Perry, bought a farm on K Highway in Pottersville, Howell County, MO. When Perry married, Parker and his third son, Eugene, and wife moved first to Sapp, then to Moody, MO. Parker became the Postmaster at nearby Cureall, and Eugene, who had earned his Doctor's degree at Columbia, MO, opened a drugstore and began his medical practice there.


    Parker and Sarah next lived for a time in Mobile, AL, and later moved to Seat Pleasant, MD. Sarah died there on 7 Oct 1928. Parker was the first Cowgill in this line to live over one hundred years, out-living all his children. After Sarah's death, Grandpa Parker stayed a while with his son Eugene and family, who had moved to College Park, MD. Later he lived with his son Perry's widow, Mary Lee, at Glenn Dale, MD, after Perry's untimely death in 1931. He died there on 20 Apr 1945.

Children: known are - William Benjamin, Perry Boggess, Edith Maude, Eugene Parker, Stella


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1  William Benjamin Cowgill b 10 Oct 1871, IL, d 8 Jan 1929, Great Falls, MT, bur Harlem, MT. He was a Presbyterian travelling home missionary, riding his bicycle from town to town. He preached, performed marriage ceremonies, and read the burial service in English, German or Norwegian; a Fellowship in New Testament Greek at McCormick Seminary, Chicago, IL, 1910; studied in Germany (he returned to the US from Marburg 8 Mar 1913 aboard the Ionian). He composed words and music for several hymns. Never married.


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2  Perry Boggess Cowgill b 17 May 1874, Grand Island, NE, d 3 Mar 1931 (heart attack while riding trolley from MD to DC, death recorded in DC), m 28 Aug 1907, by Rev Turner Proffitt, in her father's house, Pottersville, MO, Mary Lee Bise, b 12 Mar 1890, d 21 Feb 1978, Glenn Dale, MD, dau of Henry A. and Harriet Rowan (Davis) Bise. Both bur St George’s Episcopal Church Cem., Glenn Dale, MD.


    The name Boggess, of Perry Boggess Cowgill, is for Enoch Perry Boggess, husband of Mary Elizabeth Austin, sister of Perry's mother (See Austin Genealogy). Records show Perry attended Dayton, OH, public Schools, 1883-1886, and the Arkansas Industrial University, Fayetteville, AR, in 1893. He and his father bought a farm in Pottersville, MO. At Pottersville Perry Cowgill met the girl he was to marry. They lived on the home farm until after their first child was born, then sold the farm and moved to Moody, MO, where their second child was born. Perry decided to give up farming and work for the US Government. His appointments took him and his family to Jackson, MS, Mobile, AL, and on to Washington, DC. Not caring for city living, they moved into the suburbs at Mt Rainier (Brentwood), MD. In 1919, they bought a farm at Glenn Dale, Prince George's Co., MD, where they lived the rest of their lives.


Perry loved music, playing both the violin and the cornet. Wherever he lived he gathered the young men and boys who were interested in music, taught them to play the various instruments, and formed a band. There was one in Pottersville, another - the Sunday School Band - in Mt Rainier, and Cowgill's Band of Glenn Dale. As his children grew he taught each of them to play, the boys an instrument, the girls the piano. After his death, his sons continued to play together until their jobs sent them to far off places. His four older sons and one daughter worked their way through college during the Depression years; one went on to receive his doctorate.

Children: known are - John Benjamin, Perry Parker, unnamed, William Henry, Lee Chase, Edna Sarah, Mary May, Frank Eugene, Margaret Lydia, Lois Ann, Janie.


1  John Benjamin Cowgill b 21 Jun 1908, Pottersville, MO, d 13 Jul 1996, West Plains, MO, m(1) 1931, MD, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Rodier; div 1936 (separated 1932), no children; m(2) 2 Jul 1938, Glenn Dale, MD, Beatrice Eleanora (Pennifield) (Botts, div), (Paris, widow), b 29 Mar 1906, Washington, DC, d 12 Jan 2000, Alachua, FL, dau of Everett Elias and Judea "Julia" (Love) Pennifield, of Lanham, MD. (Compiler of this book). Both bur St George’s Episcopal Church Cem., Glenn Dale, MD.


John was a graduate of Univ of MD, BS in Agriculture. Not 23 years of age when his father died, John took the responsibility, with his mother, of rearing his eight younger brothers and sisters, the older ones helping in any way they could.When he married Eleanora in 1938, John took on the added responsibility of helping her rear the five children she had from previous marriages. Eleanora was then a secretary working for the Administrative Court officials in the Supreme Court Building, DC.

    John served 20 years in the US Army. Having enlisted first in the DC National Guard Band in 1938, he was called to active duty for one year in Jan 1941 with the 260th Coast Artillery Band at Ft Bliss, TX. In Sep 1941 he returned to his farm in Montgomery Co., MD. With the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was again called to active duty in Jan 1942, and sent to Ft Lewis, Tacoma, WA. In the ensuing years he served in many posts, including Okinawa and Alaska. Posted to Alaska for two years, 1950-1952, John, Eleanora, and four children, drove up the Alcan Highway, taking seven days, the car loaded with food and other supplies for the trip and new home.Upon his retirement, at Ft Bliss, TX, in April 1961, with rank of Major, John returned to his home in Prince George's Co., MD, for a few years. Then he and Eleanora moved to MO to make their retirement home. He said the urge to return to MO was born in him, as his father had always planned to do so when he retired.

Children: known are - Perry Benjamin, Parker John, John Bise, Marylee Eleanora


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1  Perry Benjamin Cowgill b Etchison, MD, m(1) 28 Dec 1958, Glenn Dale, MD, Judith Arlene Smith, dau of Andrew J. Smith; div 1969; m(2) 29 Mar 1975, Huntsville, AL, Lynda Bethe White, dau of Col (retired) John D. and Carolyn Nell (Lapham) White.

Children: known are – Leonora, John, Sarah


1  Leonora Arlene Cowgill (See page 148, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  John Benjamin Cowgill II


3  Sarah Elizabeth Cowgill


2  Parker John Cowgill b El Paso (Fort Bliss), TX, m 28 Dec 1963, Oakville, Canada, June Maureen Collins, dau of Albert Ernest and May Maude (Harper) Collins.

Child: known is -


Darian Craig Cowgill


3  John Bise Cowgill b near Damascus, MD, m 6 Sep 1963, Glenn Dale, MD, Gloria Maria Mapp, dau of George Mapp and Lucille Eldora (Arnold).

Children: known are (two by adoption, children of Maria) – Lorenzo, Yolanda, Juanita, Jacinta, John, Gloria, Gabrielle


Lorenzo Paul Cowgill


Yolanda Maria Cowgill


3  Juanita Ann Cowgill


4  Jacinta Bernadette Cowgill


5  John Bartholomew Cowgill


6  Gloria Marie Cowgill


7  Gabrielle Lucille Cowgill


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4  Marylee Eleanora Cowgill b Frederick Hospital, Frederick, MD, m 30 Dec 1967, St. Bernards Catholic Church, Riverdale, MD, William "Bill" Joseph Creegan, son of John W. and Doris May (Hensley) Creegan, Riverdale, MD. (See page 149, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Perry Parker Cowgill b 3 Mar 1910, Moody, MO, d 16 Apr 1975, Las Cruces, NM, m 30 Dec 1931, Glenn Dale, Anna Elizabeth Seaton, b 7 Apr 1907, DC, d 6 Nov 1998, dau of Clarence Bradley and Blanche Catherine (Goode) Seaton. Parker was a Univ of MD grad and mechanical engineer at White Sands, NM, and Chief of Missile Scheduling when he retired. Anna m(2) 20 May 1984, John Roger Browne, b 24 Oct 1900, d ____. Parker and Anna bur St George’s Episcopal Church Cem., Glenn Dale, MD.

Children: known are - Dale Stephen, Maryann Catherine, Parker Eugene, Joyce Lydia


1  Dale Stephen Cowgill b 30 Jan 1934, DC, d 5 Oct 2011, m(1) 9 Jun 1955 Ogden, UT, Mary Louise Randall, dau of Edwin C. and Ursel (Baxter) Randall; div 15 Jan 1980; m(2) 9 Feb 1980, Ida Lorraine (Wedding) Olsen, b 23 Oct 1932, d 14 Oct 1999, dau of Ingvald Hyrum and Ingrid Wedding; m(3) remarried his 1st wife, Mary Louise (Randall) Christensen (Mary Louise had m(2) 14 Apr 1984, First Presbyterian Church, Ogden UT, as his 2nd wife, Charles C. Christensen, d 14 Oct 1992). Dale  graduated from Ogden High School, Weber State College and the University of Utah with a BS in Metallurgical Engineering. He later earned a PhD in Metallurgy at Iowa State University. He worked in the Aerospace industry in southern California and with the AEC in Oak Ridge, TN. In 1969 he returned to Weber State as professor of Manufacturing Engineering Technology. He also served as Dean of Engineering Technology and President of Utah Technical College at Salt Lake (now Salt Lake Community College). Listed in Who's Who in the West.

Children: known are – Laura, Ida, Sara, Anna


1  Laura Elizabeth Cowgill


2  Ida Allyn Cowgill


3  Sara Lynn Cowgill


4  Anna Patricia Cowgill


2  Maryann Catherine Cowgill b Philadelphia, PA, m(1) 24 Mar 1956, El Paso, TX, Arthur Ralph "Arky" Kennedy, son of Arthur Martin and Jessie Virginia (Beck) Kennedy; div 4 Jun 1972; remarried Arky 14 Oct 1972, but div again Jul 1976; m(3) 9 Aug 1984, Las Vegas, as his second wife, Parley Roy Van Sickle. (See page 149, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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3  Parker Eugene Cowgill b Bristol, PA, m 22 Jun 1968, El Paso, TX, Peggy Jo Craven, dau of Joe Elvis and Margaret (Romans) Craven of Kersey CO.

Children: known are (two by adoption) – Charles, Michelle, Alicia


Charles Keith Cowgill


Michelle Leeanne Cowgill


3  Alicia Elizabeth Catherine Cowgill


4  Joyce Lydia Cowgill b Ogden, UT, m 26 Dec 1969, Methodist Church, Lanham, MD, Paul Elwood Lewis II, M.D., son of Paul Elwood and Ethel Gertrude (Green) Lewis, of Bowie, MD. (See page 150, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Unnamed child, dead at birth, 1912.


4  William Henry Cowgill b 6 Feb 1914, Mt Rainier, MD, d 6 Feb 1968, Guatemala City, Guatemala, m 15 Feb 1935, Mt Rainier, Vera Geneva Lanning, b 20 Feb 1914, Mt Rainier, d 22 June 1988, Woodbine, MD, dau of Harry Bertrand and Ora (Miller) Lanning. An expert in coffee production, William served for many years with the Agency for International Development in Latin America. PhD in Botany from Univ of MD. Listed in Who's Who in America. Both bur Fort Lincoln Cem., Brentwood, MD.

Children: known are - William Henry Jr, Joan Marie, Grace Ellen, Martha Elizabeth, Thomas Lanning


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1  William Henry “Butch” Cowgill Jr b 6 May 1937, DC, d 16 May 2004, m(1) 9 Jun 1957, Mt Rainier, MD, Jeannette Evans, b 2 Feb 1939; div; m(2) 9 Sep 1964, Vivian Catherine (Keller) Snyder, b 29 Jun 1940, d 19 Nov 2014.

Children: known are – William Henry III, Edward, Gerald, Joan


1  William Henry Cowgill III, m 30 May 1981, Riverdale Presbyterian Church, Univ Park, MD, Susette Moore, dau of Roy and Gloria Moore.

Children: known are – Stephen, Andrew


1  Stephen Roy Cowgill


2  Andrew Thomas Cowgill


2  Edward Allen Cowgill b 6 Jan 1960, d 6 Dec 1990.


3  Gerald Ray Cowgill b 6 Jul 1964, d 4 Nov 1995 (in an auto accident), m 23 Mar 1985, St Barnabas Episcopal Church, Upper Marlboro, MD, Karen Irene Windley, b 24 Feb 1965, dau of Joseph and Mildred Windley.

Children: known are – Christi, Gerald Ray Jr, Joe, Catie


4  Joan Rebecca Cowgill, m 23 May 1992, Charles Dudley.


2  Joan Marie Cowgill b 3 Sep 1938, DC, d 30 Dec 1966 (auto accident), m 22 Jul 1955, Richard Gregory Ayers, b 14 Jul 1936. Joan bur Ft Lincoln Cem. (See page 151, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Grace Ellen Cowgill, m 13 Nov 1964, University Methodist Church, College Park, MD, Joseph Albin Kuhn, son of Albin Owings and Ella Elizabeth (Cissel) Kuhn. (See page 151, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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4  Martha Elizabeth Cowgill, American Hospital in Guatemala City, Guatemala, but registered in Mt Rainier, MD, m 6 Jun 1964, Mt Rainier Christian Church, Stanley Leroy Harding, son of Henry Roy and Mildred Madeline (Painter) Harding; div 1985, remarried Jul 1993. (See page 152, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


5  Thomas Lanning Cowgill b Guatemala City, Guatemala, registered in MD, m 25 Oct 1969, St Michael's Catholic Church, Annandale, VA, Karen Louise Beaudoin, dau of George A. and Dorothy L. (Johnson) Beaudoin.

Children: known are – Trevor, Tiffany


1  Trevor Lyle Cowgill


2  Tiffany Lynn Cowgill


5  Lee Chase Cowgill b 13 Mar 1917, Mt Rainier, MD, d 30 Jul 2003, CA, m 18 Nov 1937, Cincinnati, OH, Myrtle Lucille Sasscer, b 11 Aug 1918, DC, d 11 Sep 2003, dau of Henry and Olive Austin (Gibbons) Sasscer of Prince George's Co., MD. Lee earned a BS degree, Univ of Cincinnati, 1942; Dept Engineer, Lockheed Aircraft Corp; retired and living in Van Nuys, CA, 1985. Listed in Who's Who in the West.

Children: known are - Lee Chase, Lucille Lee, Mary Margaret, Elizabeth Lynn, Lois Ann


1  Lee Chase "Skipper" Cowgill Jr (twin) b Baltimore, MD, d 30 Oct 1956, Atlanta, GA. Bur St George’s Episcopal Church Cem., Glenn Dale, MD.


2  Lucille Lee "Jay" Cowgill (twin) b Baltimore, MD, m 16 Oct 1958, CA, Robert Harry Lanning, son of Ralph Bertrand and Ethel Willette (Harmon) Lanning. (See page 152, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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3  Mary Margaret "Peggy" Cowgill, m(1) 27 Jul 1963, David Norman Ritchey; div; m(2) 4 Feb 1986, Victor Johnson; div.


4  Elizabeth Lynn Cowgill, m(1) 5 Nov 1966, Denver, CO, Robert Michael Owens, son of Robert Williamson and Susan Elizabeth (Illidge) Owens; div; m(2) 10 Sep 1995, George Lawton. (See page 153, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


5  Lois Ann Cowgill, m 7 Jul 1979, in the flower garden of her parents' home, Van Nuys, CA, (first cousin) Jeffrey Roland Thomas, son of James Vinton and Janie (Cowgill) Thomas of Glenn Dale, MD; div.


6  Edna Sarah Cowgill b 8 Aug 1919, Mt Rainier, MD, d 22 May 2005, FL, m 30 Apr 1938, MD, James Edwin Hawes, b 21 Jun 1921, Tiptonville, TN, d 18 Apr 2004, son of William and Nellie Beth (Peacock) Hawes. (See page 153, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


7  Mary May Cowgill b 18 Jan 1922, Glenn Dale, d 5 Mar 1923, bur St George’s Episcopal Church Cem., Glenn Dale, MD.


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8  Frank Eugene Cowgill b 15 Feb 1924, Glenn Dale, MD, d 23 Apr 1989, Baton Rouge, LA, m 19 Oct 1945, Ellicott City, MD, Josephine Virginia White, b 4 Dec 1926, Lanham, MD, dau of Frank Beckert Sr and Orpha Ophelia (O'Flaherty) White. Frank was a veteran of World War II.

Children: known are - Frank Eugene Jr, Kristen Kay, Valerie Lynn, Stephen Randolph


1  Frank Eugene Cowgill Jr b DC, m 27 Dec 1969, Barbara Ellen Markwell, dau of Charles Louis and Josephine (Hilliard) Markwell.

Children: known are – Charles, Catherine


1  Charles Michael Cowgill


2  Catherine Michelle Cowgill


2  Kristen Kay Cowgill b DC, m 1 Sep 1974, Baton Rouge, LA, Gerald Dale Harding, son of Donald Levon and Martha Jeanne (Reid) Harding. (See page 154, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Valerie Lynn Cowgill b DC, m(1) 16 May 1981, Rick Henley of AR; div Aug 1983; m(2) 3 Dec 1995 by J.P. (20 May 1996, church), Leonard Modley.


4  Stephen Randolph Cowgill b Natchez, MS


9  Margaret Lydia Cowgill b Glenn Dale, MD, m 19 Aug 1950, Perkins Chapel Methodist Church, Springfield (Glenn Dale), MD, Arthur Warren Mack, son of Jesse Francis and Sarah Lobelia (Lloyd) Mack. (See page 154, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


10 Lois Ann Cowgill b Glenn Dale, MD, m 12 Dec 1953, Miami, FL, Thomas Roland Burton Jr, son of Thomas Roland and Gladys Josephine (Wishart) Burton; div 1976. (See page 154, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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11 Janie Cowgill b 18 Nov 1931, Glenn Dale, MD, d 30 Jan 1999, Farnham, VA, m 5 Jan 1952, Perkins Chapel Methodist, Springfield (Glenn Dale), MD, James Vinton Thomas, b 16 Jun 1926, Brentwood, MD, son of Roland Edward and Lillie Mae (Dixon) Thomas. (See page 155, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Edith Maude Cowgill b 1 Apr 1876, d 29 Aug 1877, NE.


4  Eugene Parker Cowgill b 10 Apr 1878, York, NE, d 9 Mar 1953, Sebring, FL, bur there; m 27 Jun 1902, Elk City, KS, Lydia Amanda Peck, b 3 Apr 1883, Waldo, FL, d 27 Nov 1971, Gaithersburg, MD, bur there, dau of Theodore A. and Jennie L. (Gabbert) Peck. Dr. Eugene "Uncle Gene" Cowgill was a 1st Lt in the Medical Officers Reserve Corps, Army of the US, from 20 Dec 1917 to end of War (4 Mar 1919); stationed #306 Aux RMT Depot, Camp Green, Charlotte, NC. Later he was Chief of Division, Office of the Chief of Finance, War Dept, DC. After his retirement, 1 Jun 1945, they made their home in Sebring, FL. "Aunt Lydia" returned to MD after Eugene's death and spent her latter years in Asbury Methodist Home, Gaithersburg, MD.

Child: known is -


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1  Theodore Parker Cowgill b 30 Jun 1904, Sapp, MO, d 11 May 1996, MD,m 2 Sep 1924, Branchville, MD, Jillard Louise Duvall, b 6 Dec 1904, d 27 Nov 1994, dau of William Alvan and Virgie M. (Hughes) Duvall.

Child: known is -


1  Dorothy Louise Cowgill b Berwyn, MD, m(1) 19 Nov 1956, Bowie, MD, Richard Fitzhalleck Lawson Jr, son of Richard F. and Miriam Lawson; div; m(2) 10 Apr 1970, Rev Jack Allen Fitzgerald, son of Owen G. and Alice (Meade) Fitzgerald. (See page 156, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


5  Stella Cowgill, dau of Stephen Parker and Sarah E. (Austin) Cowgill, b Aug 1882, d 3 Dec 1885, Dayton, OH.


3  Catherine Cowgill, dau of Henry and Mary Ann (McDaniel) Cowgill, b 20 Sep 1815, d 8 May 1839, bur Mt Pleasant Cem., m 28 Jan 1836, near Morrisville, OH, Henry Robertson Austin, b 5 Oct 1812, near Clarksville, OH, son of Rev William and Elizabeth (Austin) Austin. (See Austin Genealogy). (See page 156, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4  Elizabeth Cowgill b 12 Jun 1817, d 10 Mar 1877, m 7 Sep 1841, as his 2nd wife, Rev. William Holmes, b 8 Sep 1808, NJ, d 1897. (See page 156, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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5  Mary Ann Cowgill b 15 Nov 1819, d 12 May 1853, m 19 Apr 1838, near Morrisville, OH, Benjamin Naylor Austin, b 14 Aug 1810, Surry Co., NC, came with parents to OH in 1811, d 25 Apr 1879, bur Mt Pleasant Cem., son of Rev. William and Elizabeth (Austin) Austin. Benjamin m(2) 30 Oct 1853, Clarksville, OH, Mary Smith, who bore him six more children. (See page 157, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


6  Susan Cowgill b 1 Feb 1821, m 24 Dec 1839, Samuel B. Holmes, b 1811, NJ. (See page 157, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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7  Elinor Cowgill b 5 Aug 1822, d 21 May 1842. Single. Bur Mt Pleasant Cem.


8  John Strickland Cowgill (mistakenly shown at times as John W.) b 11 Sep 1824, d 19 Feb 1864 (aged 39y 5m 8d), m 20 Mar 1845, Clinton Co., OH, by Wm Holmes, M.G., Mary Staley Doggett, b 27 Sep 1823, Harpers Ferry, VA, d 24 Jul 1896, OH, dau of Thomas and Sarah Doggett. Library of Congress Family History of Doggett Family shows marriage 1848; 1845 is courthouse record. John’s will in Clinton Co. Will Book 2, p21; the will is dated 11 Feb 1864, probated 1 Mar 1864 (brother James was executor). John bur New Vienna I.O.O.F. Cem., Clinton Co.

Children: known are – George, Sarah


1  George Shields Cowgill b 24 Feb 1846, d 15 Sep 1907, age 61y, m(1) 4 Oct 1866, Clinton Co., OH, Mary Jane Mills, b 5d 11m 1843 (or 11d 5m 1843), d 13 Aug 1876, dau of Joseph M. and Ruth or Lois (Hockett) Mills; m(2) 31 Jan 1878, Clinton Co., OH, Sarah D. Beard, b 30 Nov 1857, OH, d 6 Dec 1944. George had a Cathron (sic) Cowgill, b Mar 1882, OH, living with him in 1900. Who was she (Sarah claimed no children)? Mary Jane was a Quaker, “condemned” for marrying George who was not. George and Sarah bur Blanchard I.O.O.F. Cem., Clinton Co.; Mary Jane bur Vienna M. E. grounds.

Children: known are – Bertha, Vira (Viva?), John


1  Bertha Frances Cowgill b 19 Nov 1867, d 9 Dec 1922, m 23 Dec 1890, Edward Archdeacon, b 19 Aug 1863, d 1905, son of Anna Marie (Cowgill) Archdeacon. No Children.


2  Vira Emely Cowgill b 22 Jan 1875, d 4 Aug 1875, age 6m 11d, bur New Vienna IOOF Cem.


3  John Frederic Cowgill b 30 Jun 1876, d 31 Aug 1876, age 2m 11d, bur New Vienna IOOF Cem.


2  Sarah Emily Cowgill b 27 Feb 1855 (another record gives date of birth as 2 Jan 1850), m 4 Dec 1873, William Henry Cashman, b 15 Jan 1849, d 1 Mar 1920, Clinton Co., OH. (In Clinton Co. Courthouse records, a William Cushman or "Cashman", m 5 Jun 1907, Mima (Richie) Cowgill, widow of Sarah’s brother, James Cowgill – see next). (See page 158, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


9  James Cowgill b 25 Jul 1826, d 17 Aug 1902 (family record shows 1892; court record shows 1902; he is listed on the 1900 census), age 76y 22d, m(1) 13 Nov 1862, Clinton Co., Mary Ellen Perley, d 27 Jul 1880, aged 45y 2m 25d, dau of John and Susan (Doggett) Perley (Susan is a sister to Mary, wife of John, #8 above. After the death of John Perley in 1838, Susan married in 1840, as his third wife, Henry Cowgill, #5 above, James' father). James m(2) 1 Oct 1886 (court record 13 Oct), Jemima Ritchie b Jun 1862, NY, d Mar 1946. James and Mary Ellen bur New Vienna I.O.O.F. Cem., Clinton Co.

Child: known is -


1  Effie A. Cowgill b 1867, d 21 Jun 1885, aged 17y 8m 20d. Bur New Vienna I.O.O.F. Cem.


10 Eliza Jane Cowgill b 11 Jul 1829, d 10 Jan 1859, m 30 Sep 1847, Blackburn Holmes, b 2 Nov 1820, Belmont Co., OH, d 1901, son of Isaac and Ellen Holmes. (See page 158, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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11 Henry Clay Cowgill, son of Henry and Susan Ann (Doggett) (Perley) Cowgill, b 19 Apr 1844, d 3 May 1914, m 19 Sep 1865, Martinsville, OH, Mary Alma Stevens, b 9 Oct 1845, Martinsville, OH, d 23 Sep 1907, dau of Evon and Priscilla (Betts) Stevens. Henry and Alma were Quakers and moved their membership in 1869 from the Ohio MM, to the Union Meeting, MO. Henry was a veteran of the Civil War, serving as a Corporal in Co. B, 40th Ohio Infantry Regiment, mustering in 17 Sep 1861 and discharged 11 Oct 1862 for disability. He filed for a pension 5 Sep 1896 from MO. He moved to Carthage in 1868; purchased a dry goods store in 1870; operated a trading post for a short time in Coffeyville, KS, where trade was carried on with the Osage Indians; returned and built a mill on the Spring River in 1873; opened Cathage City Mills in 1876; and was a pioneer Carthage banker. Both bur Park Cem., Carthage, MO.

Children: known are - Lillian P., Henry Stevens, Lloyd


1  Lillian P. Cowgill b 21 Nov 1866, Martinsville, OH, d 19 Jan 1931, Carthage, MO, m 19 Jun 1888, by Rev G.W. Hughey, Methodist Episcopal Church, Carthage, Jasper Co., MO, Charles Allen Blair, of St Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO, b 15 Aug 1864, d 5 Aug 1949. (See page 159, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2  Henry Stevens Cowgill b 21 Mar 1877, Jasper Co., MO, d 13 Nov 1946, m 22 Oct 1902 (recorded Delaware, IN), Anna Lee McDonald, dau of John and Martha McDonald, b 21 Jun 1878, d 1 Oct 1965. Henry was President of the Bank of Carthage from 1921 until his retirement in 1929.

Child: known is -


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1  Henry Stevens Cowgill Jr b 18 Dec 1903, d 9 Feb 1970, bur in MI, m 17 Sep 1927, Sarcoxie, MO, Margaret “Peg” Stoddard, b 20 Jul 1899, d 12 Jun 1984. Lived in Monroe, MI.

Children: known are – Henry Stevens III, Joan


1  Henry Stevens "Steve" Cowgill III b 6 Jan 1929, MO, d 2 Jul 2012, m Gloria Jeanne Maxwell, b 1 Oct 1936. Lived in Monroe, MI. Henry was a US Army veteran with service during the Korean War.

    Children: known are - Kimberly, Kellie, Karlie, Karon


2  Joan Cowgill b ca 1930, d 23 Aug 1959, m Thomas S. Taft, b 1929, d 1985.


3  Lloyd Cowgill b 11 Feb 1881, MO, d 19 Jan 1930, m 20 Feb 1902, Jasper Co., MO, Nellie Grace Porter, b 20 Mar 1880, d 19 Jul 1951, dau of John and Virginia (Draper) Porter. Lloyd bur Carthage, MO.

Children: known are - Alma Virginia, Lloyd Jr


1  Alma Virginia Cowgill b 14 Aug 1904, MO, d 12 Jan 1987, m 10 Dec 1926, Monroe Co., FL, William G. Jabas, b ca 1890, NY; div 1935. (See page 161, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Lloyd Cowgill Jr b 27 May 1909, MO, d 14 Feb 2003, m(1) 21 Jun 1935, Jasper Co., MO, Grace Isabel Orr; div 1955; m(2) 14 Jul 1956, Laura Frances Gilstrap, b 6 Feb 1910, d 30 Apr 2006. Lived in Miami, OK.

Children: known are - Lloyd III, Christopher Orr


1  Lloyd Cowgill III b 1 Feb 1941, d 31 May 1995.


2  Christopher “Chris” Orr Cowgill, dau


12 Albert Glenn Cowgill, son of Henry and Susan Ann (Doggett) (Perley) Cowgill, b 25 Sep 1845, Clinton Co., OH, d 7 Nov 1883, Carthage, MO, m 1 Mar 1870, Methodist Episcopal Church, Carthage, MO, by Pastor William Stewart, Lucy Ana Parkhill (often recorded as Parkell), b 18 Dec 1850, Danville, NY, d 29 Oct 1920, Wichita Falls, TX (at the home of her dau), dau of Major Alonzo Burrett and Rebecca Marie (Morrison) Parkhill of Carthage, MO. Lucy and Florence filed for land patents at the Sante Fe land office in 1908 and 1910. Albert served in the Civil War, enlisting 9 Jun 1862 as a Pvt, Co F, 85th Ohio Infantry, and was mustered out 23 Sep 1862. He filed for pension 12 Feb 1877 from MO (cetif # 576,980); his widow filed (no date) application 648,014. Both bur in Park Cem., Carthage.

Children: known are - Frederic Burrett, Florence Glenn


1  Frederick Burrett Cowgill b ca 1871, MO, d 26 Dec 1921, GA, m(1) ca 1888, Emma Margaret Riffle, b 14 Feb 1865, OH, d 30 Dec 1936, dau of Daniel and Elizabeth (Fink) Riffle; div; m(2) 11 Sep 1899, Berrien Co., MI, Edna Prouty, b ca 1874, KS, d 14 Nov 1938, dau of Col. Prouty, editor of Topeka Commonwealth. Edna had served as Superintendent of Crittendon Home in Charlotte and was a nationally known social worker, a native of Topeka. Frederick was employed by the Underwood Typewriter Co. for many years in the Montreal and Quebec, Canada, area. Lived in Montreal, Quebec, and St John, NB; in Chicago 1896-1898; Wheeling, WV, in 1920; Edna in Charlotte, NC, in 1930. Frederick and Edna listed on death certs in Fulton Co., GA. Emma (also as Alma and Anna) shown as a seamstress in Carthage, “married” in 1900, “widow” in 1910/1920, and “single” in 1930.

Child: known is -


Frederick Riffle Cowgill b 17 Jun 1892, Carthage, MO, d 15 May 1922 (tuberculosis), m 24 Jun 1912, Jasper Co., MO, Charlotte N. Cheney, b ca 1898, MO; div before 1920. Frederick was a veteran of World War I, serving overseas as a private, US Army. He and dau June were listed with his mother in 1920; Charlotte remarried 18 Jun 1918, Tulsa, William Wilson; she and both daughters in OK in 1930.

Children: known are – June, Margaret


1  June Cowgill b ca 1914, MO


2  Margaret Cowgill b ca 1916, MO, m 7 Sep 1935, Tulsa, J. S. Swain, b ca 1901.


2  Florence "Flossie" Glenn Cowgill b 3 May 1879, Carthage, MO, d 13 Jan 1940, Albuquerque, NM, bur Estancia, NM, m 22 Apr 1908, Estancia, Torrence Co., NM, by Pastor David B. Jackson, Martin Hale Senter, b 28 Jan 1880, White House, Smith Co., TX, d 5 Nov 1954, Albuquerque, NM, bur Albuquerque, son of Thomas Jefferson and Anna Elizabeth (Martin) Senter. (See page 161, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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13 Amos Thomas Cowgill b 17 Aug 1847, near Morrisville, OH, d 5 Jul 1921, Wilmington, m 29 Aug 1876, Sarah Rebecca Austin, b 29 Feb 1848, d 3 Jan 1921, Wilmington, dau of David Sharp and Sarah Rebecca (Woodmansee) Austin. Amos was a farmer on the Cowgill land near Morrisville, OH, until 1885, when he entered the Methodist ministry (license recorded in Courthouse at Wilmington, OH), and served for 27 years on pastorates in southwestern OH. Amos bur Sugar Grove Cem.

Child: known is -


1  Grace Austin Cowgill b 4 Feb 1879, at the Cowgill farm near Morrisville, d 8 Jul 1930, near Martinsville, OH, in an automobile accident. She was a teacher of German for many years at Illinois Woman's College, now MacMurray College, at Jacksonville, IL. Single.


14 Clarissa "Clara" D. Cowgill b 7 Jun 1850, d 10 Dec 1914, m(1) 21 Jul 1870, Isaiah M. West, b 11 Jul 1834, OH, d 31 Aug 1881; m(2) 14 Oct 1886, East Wilmington, OH, Rev George Mason Edgar, b 11 Aug 1827, VA, d 15 Mar 1908. (See page 162, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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6  Catherine Cowgill, dau of John and Catherine (Sheppard) Cowgill, b 26 May 1782, d 23 Nov 1782.


John Cowgill Jr b 12 Dec 1783 (Bible record has 17 Dec 1783), VA, d ca 1840 (Bible record has 18 Apr 1832, but his will is dated 7 Mar 1839), m 23 Aug 1810, Frederick Co., VA, Susanna Steer, b ca 1781, VA, d 27 May 1863, dau of James and Abigail Steer.


   "John Cowgill, Jr of Frederick County and Commonwealth of Virginia, son of John Cowgill and Catherine (Sheppard) his wife, and Susanna Steer, daughter of James Steer of County and Commonwealth aforesaid and Abigail his wife (dec'd); 23rd day of 8th month, 1810; at Hopewell." This marriage record, signed by John and Susanna and 71 witnesses, is copied from the Hopewell Friends Meeting and published in The Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934, Frederick County, VA, by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD. They transferred their membership from the Hopewell Meeting to the Center MM, OH, 14 May 1812, with son James. In the Will of James Steer, father of Susanna, he mentions his daughter Susanna, wife of John Cowgill, and states that they "no longer live in Ohio." (1826?).


   John was one of the early settlers in Prairie Ronde Twp, Kalamazoo Co., MI. He sat on the first jury in the township in Oct 1831. He purchased his 170 acre plantation in Section 21 in 1837. In his will, presented for probate 6 May 1839 by James and Amos, executors, John left the family plantation to wife Susan, as well as all personal property, cattle, sheep, hogs, horses, furniture, etc, with the exception of $12 each to their children: James, Rachel, Amos, Ann, John, and Acquilla. Witnesses were A. I. Shaver and James Coats. John is bur in Prairie Ronde Cem., just outside Schoolcraft, MI. One source has Susanna bur with him, but she is more likely the Susan Cowgill bur Limestone Cem, West Kankakee, IL. Susanna (Susan) is listed with son Aquilla on 1850 census, MI; then 1860 in Kankakee Co., IL, age 77, b VA, with her daughter, (Melissa) Ann Sutherland.

Children: known are – James S., Amos, dau, Rachel, John, Aquilla, Melissa


1  James S. Cowgill b 12 Dec 1812, VA, d 8 Dec 1890, Van Buren Co., MI, m(1) 20 Apr 1837, Kalamazoo Co., MI, Eliza Smith, b ca 1818, OH; div (Eliza remarried in 1865 to Chester Pronty); m(2) 26 Nov 1868, Kalamazoo Co., Mary Elizabeth Shephard, b 26 Nov 1839, MA, d 8 Apr 1875 (of pneumonia), dau of Henry and Mary Shephard. Census records indicate family lived in Prairie Ronde Twp, Kalamazoo Co., MI, through 1860. Land records show James purchased two 40 acre plots in the township in 1835 (on 13 Jul and 26 Sep). James was active in Prairie Ronde civic affairs, serving as township Clerk 1840 to 1843; township Assessor 1841, 1849, and 1851; and township Commissioner of Highways 1843 to 1845, and 1859. By 1870, James was in Van Buren Co., MI, with Mary.

Children: known are (there is another John Cowgill bur Harrison Cem., d Apr 18??) – Susan, Edwin, James, J. Franklin, Eliza Maria, Emily, John


1  Susan Cowgill b 1838, d 13 Apr 1844, aged 5y 10m, bur Harrison Cem., Prairie Ronde Twp, Kalamazoo Co.


2  Edwin M. Cowgill b ca 1840, MI, d 4 Nov 1879 (typhoid fever), Van Buren Co., MI, m Eunice Wilson, b Feb 1842, OH, d 31 Jul 1914, dau of William Wilson (Eunice shown living with her father in 1880 and brother in 1900 in St Joseph Co., MI). She and Edwin adopted John Cowgill, child of James S. and Mary Cowgill.


3  James Cowgill b 1842, MI, d 5 Aug 1844, aged 2y 1m 10d, bur Harrison Cem.


4  James Franklin (shown as J F on 1870 census) Cowgill b 1845, MI, d 13 Aug 1898, m(1) Gertrude A. Latham, b ca 1845, NY, d 8 Nov 1870 (of typhoid); m(2) 8 Aug 1873, Calhoun, MI, Mary E. Gray, b Feb 1851, NY, d bef 1920. Probably the J. Frank Cowgill listed in the Chicago City Directory 1868/1872/1873 as publisher of The Olive Wreath; agent, NY Life; and “knitting machines”. He later was a realtor in Kalamazoo, MI.

Children: known are – Jessie, Edith


1  Jessie M. Cowgill b 13 Apr 1870, MI, d 17 Feb 1936, m ca 1892, Frank W. Church, b ca 1869, NY. Jessie is listed on the 1880 Census, Seneca Co., NY, with her grandfather Oliver C. Latham; lived in San Antonio later.


2  Edith Gray Cowgill b 17 Jun 1881 (obit has 1882), MI, d 22 Aug 1943, m 15 Jun 1904, Kalamazoo, Felix Pagenstecher, b 1880, IL (of German parentage), d 15 Mar 1937. Her mother, Mary, was living with her in 1910.


5  Eliza Maria Cowgill b 4 Aug 1846, MI, d 6 Nov 1938, m 2 Feb 1865 (or 1 Feb 1866?), Kalamazoo, MI, Juan McKeyes, b 26 Aug 1842, Berrien Co., MI, son of Samuel and Roxy (Taylor) McKeyes, natives of CT. Maria d Cincinnati, bur Schoolcraft. (See page 163, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


6  Emily (“Friendly”) Cowgill b ca 1849, MI, d 5 Aug 1854, bur Harrison Cem.


7  John Shepherd Cowgill b 27 Mar 1874, Lawton, Van Buren Co., MI, d Sep 1956, m 11 Oct 1898, St Joseph Co., MI (marriage Book G, p 170), Edith May Hoisington, b 21 Apr 1875, IL, d 24 Oct 1949. John was adopted before 1880 by his brother, Edwin, and sister-in-law Eunice. Lived in St Joseph Co., MI (in Chicago in 1900, Indianapolis in 1929). Both bur Riverside Cem., St Joseph Co., MI.

Children: known are – Maybelle Fay, Irene Fern, Vivian


1  Maybelle Fay Cowgill b Nov 1899, MI, d 1992, m(1) 5 May 1920, Indianapolis, Joseph M. Chamberlain, son of Elmer Ellsworth and Eliza (Larmore) Chamberlain b 1892, d 1956; m(2) Harold Brainard Allen, b 1896, d 1983.


2  Irene Fern Cowgill b 5 Nov 1901, IL, d 15 Oct 1991, m 27 Apr 1932, Wood Co., OH, Ellis C. Pattee, b ca 1903.


3  Vivian M. Cowgill b 2 Jan 1915, MI, d 13 May 1995, m 3 Sep 1937, St Joseph Co., MI, Joseph Sebring Westnedge, b 24 Feb 1915, MI, d Mar 1968, son of Joseph B. and Eva (Sebring) Westnedge.


2  Amos Cowgill b 9 Dec 1813, OH, d 7 Oct 1877, age 61y 9m (disagrees with censuses), Cass Co., MI, m 29 Sep 1839, Kalamazoo Co., MI, Elizabeth Edwards, b 17 Mar 1821, NY, d 15 Mar 1882 (Elizabeth shown as “sick, cancer” on 1880 census). Census records indicate family moved from Kalamazoo Co. to Cass Co. before 1860, and children of unknown relationship resided with them: Clarissa Childs, b ca 1846, MI (may have been a niece on Elizabeth’s side), and Alonzo Cowgill, b ca 1849, IL (probably nephew, son of John Cowgill, child 5 below). Both bur Riverside Cem., Cass Co., MI.

Children: known are – Sarah Jane, Amos, Edgar


1  Sarah Jane Cowgill b 1846, d 1 Aug 1848, aged 3y 11m 1d , bur Harrison Cem., Prairie Ronde Twp, Kalamazoo Co.


2  Amos Walter Cowgill b 1852, d 30 Sep 1853, aged 1y 7m 14d, bur Harrison Cem.


Edgar (Edward) E. Cowgill (adopted) b 14 Feb 1866, MI, d 7 Oct 1920, m 18 Aug 1886, Marcellus, MI, by J. L. Park, MG, Jennie Shroth, b 11 Jan 1870, MI, d 2 Feb 1957, dau of Johann Jacob and Lucinda (Harrington) Shroth. Edward shown as an inmate at the Kalamazoo State Hospital in 1920. Jennie m(2) 14 Dec 1921, Willis C. McWethey.

Children: known are – Clyde, Clarence, Beulah


Clyde S. (or W.?) Cowgill b 19 Aug 1887, MI, d 19 Mar 1952, m Flossie Harten, b 14 Nov 1890, MI, d 8 Jul 1973; div 1946 (Flossie remarried 1951 to William Thomas Dower). Clyde shown as an auto worker in Detroit in 1920, later in Iosco Co.

Children: known are - Madeline, Phyllis


Madeline Cowgill b 8 Aug 1915, MI, d 7 Aug 2007, m(1) 26 Sep 1934, Oakland Co., MI, Arthur Mitchell; div; m(2) 26 Dec 1946, Leonard A. Losinski.


Phyllis Cowgill b 20 Jul 1929, MI, d 30 Apr 2004, m Floyd Dinsmore.


Clarence Edgar Cowgill b 13 Feb 1890, MI, d 19 Mar 1971, m 12 Apr 1913, Kalamazoo, Vera I. Lomison, b 5 May 1896, MI, d 21 Dec 1981, dau of J. and Amanda (Harnic) Lomison. Both bur Mt. Ever-Rest Cem., Kalamazoo.

Children: known are – Wyburn, Duray


Wyburn Elwood Cowgill b 15 Mar 1914, MI, d 11 Nov 1998, m 30 Dec 1938, LaGrange, IN, Alta R. Conklin, b 26 Feb 1915, MI, d 29 Apr 2009, dau of Forbes and Mary (Hathaway) Conklin. Lived Kalamazoo Co. Both bur Schoolcraft Cem.

Children: known are (order uncertain) – Bernard, Len, Bonnie, Pam


Bernard C. Cowgill b 21 Jun 1943, MI, d 3 Jul 1988. Last address Kalamazoo, MI.


Len Cowgill


Bonnie Elaine Cowgill b 22 Jul 1945, MI, d 18 Feb 2007, m ???.


Pam Cowgill


Duray E. Cowgill b 24 Feb 1923, MI, d 24 Jun 1944, m Kakamazoo, MI, Virginia Lee Carter, b 21 Sep 1925, MI, d 4 Feb 2005. Duray was killed in action during the Battle of Saipan, World War II. He was a Pvt, 106 Inf Regt., 27th Inf Div. Virginia remarried 20 Oct 1945, Los Angeles, Hoyt Hatcher Lane, b ca 1923.


Beulah Hazel Cowgill b 10 Jun 1894, MI, d Dec 1952, m 26 Jul 1913, Kalamazoo, Ernest D. Newman, b 2 Feb 1888, MI, d 15 Dec 1950, of a gunshot wound, son of Charles W. and Jennie (Giddings) Newman. Lived in Pleasant Valley, Schoolcraft, MI, bur P.V. Cem.


3  dau Cowgill b bef 1820 (two daus age under 10 shown on 1820 census), d before 1830 (not shown on 1830 census or mentioned in John’s will).


4  Rachel Cowgill b ca 1817, OH, d 17 Feb 1852, bur Limestone Cem, West Kankakee, IL (near her mother). Residing with brother Aquilla Cowgill, 1850.


5  John Cowgill b 26 Nov 1820, OH, d 9 Nov 1895, m(1) 2 May 1842, Kalamazoo Co., Nancy Mack, b ca 1821, ME, d May 1860 of typhoid fever (on Mortality Schedule); m(2) 6 Dec 1863, Kankakee Co., IL, Mary Louisa Brouillette, b 25 Mar 1843 (claimed Mar 1847 in 1900), Canada, d 21 Apr 1919, Los Angeles. Census records indicate family moved from Kalamazoo Co., MI, to Iroquois Co., IL, before 1850 (John bought 80 acres at the Kankakee land office in 1846), were in Kankakee Co., IL, in 1860 (there by 1855), Prairie Co., AR, in 1870, back to IL, and Lead City (Lawrence Co.), SD, in 1880, where John was likely living at time of death. John may have had an additional son John, b Feb 1854, d 2 Jul 1854 (age 4m 3d), bur Shrontz Cem., Momence Twp, Kankakee Co.

Children: known are – Weldon John, Henry, Albert, Alonzo, Elmira, Frank, Alice Lorena, John, Telless, Bliss, Nellie Lucille, Nettie, Hazel Belle


1  Weldon John Cowgill b Jun 1843, MI, d 12 Dec 1915, m 25 Mar 1867, Prairie Co., AR, Annie McDare, b May 1842, NY, d 1914. Weldon served in the Civil War (listed as “Wilder”) as a Cpl, Co. H, 113th Illinois, 7 Aug 1862 - 20 Jun 1865, home: Kankakee, IL. In Marshall Co., KS, by 1875. Applied for pension 11 Jul 1904 (application C2502792, certificate # 1105838) from Indian Territory (OK). John and Annie bur Gracelawn Cem., Edmond, OK.

Children: known are – Mary, Mabel, John William


1  Mary Alberta Cowgill b May 1870, AR, m  14 Sep 1892, Marshall Co., KS, Charles Anton Huber, b Jul 1856, Germany. Lived in OK.


2  Mabel C. Cowgill b Sep 1873, AR, d 1933 (as Cowgill), m 6 Dec 1905, Fort Smith District, Sebastian Co., AR, Elmer S. Smith, b ca 1871, MO. Living with sister Mary in OK in 1900, with her parents in 1910.


3  John William (William John) Cowgill b 28 Feb 1877, KS, d 1958, m 28 Jun 1906, Elizabeth K. King, b 1882, AR, d 1956, dau of James D. and Elizabeth (Yarbrough) King. Lived in Oklahoma City. Both bur Gracelawn Cem., Edmond, OK.

Children: known are – Catherine, Wilder, William, Lou


1  Catherine Grace Cowgill b 17 Mar 1909, OK, d 24 Jun 1978, m 19 May 1929, Garvin, OK, R. M. Bayless, d bef 1940.


2  Wilder Cowgill b 1911, d 1915.


3  William King Cowgill b 2 Jan 1913, OK, d 1 Mar 1988, m(1) 10 Sept 1936, Kathryn Jane Dudley, b 14 Oct 1913, d 21 Nov 1979; m(2) 14 Feb 1983, Cooke Co., TX, Winnie I. Morrison, b 27 Apr 1913, d 13 Dec 2002.  Retired owner of Stockyards Saddlery. He served as Master of Ceremonies for Oklahoma City Charity Horse Show for many years.

Children: known are – Kathryn, William, Cathie


1  Kathryn Cowgill, m Travis Smith of New Bern, NC.


2  William R. Cowgill


3  Cathie Cowgill b 26 Apr 1945, Oklahoma City, d 29 Apr 1945.of Oklahoma City.


4  Lou Verna Cowgill b 1914, OK, d 1971, m 25 Nov 1937, Oklahoma City, Thomas Alvin Rucker, b 1911, d 1970.


2  Henry Elliot Cowgill b 1846, MI, d 28 Apr 1927, m ca 1870, Josephine Hubbell, b Nov 1848, NY, d 7 Feb 1910. Henry was in Marshall Co., KS, in 1870, Smith Co., KS, in 1880, and Portland, OR, from 1895 (on state census and city directory).

Children: known are – Henry, Arthur Leigh, Grace


1  Henry Edward (“Harry”) Cowgill Jr b 19 Mar 1871, KS, d 1 Nov 1955, m 1900, Georgina ____, b 1870, England, d 20 Jul 1935. Lived in Portland.

Children: known are – Josephine, Georgina


1  Josephine Maude Cowgill b 6 Nov 1900, OR, d 12 Oct 1990, m Clinton A. Westervelt. In Portland; later Seattle.


2  Georgina E. Cowgill b ca 1906, OR, m James M. Hanson.


2  Arthur Leigh Cowgill b 11 Oct 1877, KS, d 10 Dec 1957, m ca 1906, Mabel Eunice Gray, b 18 Aug 1882, OR, d 10 Dec 1978. Lived in Portland.

Children: known are – Robert, Dorothy, Mina


1  Robert Gray Cowgill b 20 Feb 1907, OR, d 8 Sep 1980, m(1) Evelyn Leota Lambert, b 19 Nov 1904, d 6 Sep 1987; div (Evelyn remarried 12 Aug 1948, John A. Lambert); m(2) 27 Dec 1946, Portland, Doris Florence Ferrell Reagan, b 22 Nov 1922, London, England (immigrated 1944), d 6 Mar 2004; div (Doris remarried 24 Nov 1982, Clark Co., WA, Stanley T. Fisher); m(3) 18 Jan 1969, Sarah Frances "Sally" Keerins, b 28 Apr 1948; div;. Last address Portland, OR.

Children: known are – Robert, Jon, Jacqueline, Heather


2  Dorothy W. Cowgill b 9 Nov 1908, OR, d 2 Feb 1968, m Guy C. Rea, b 1910, d 1994. Dorothy was a founder and for many years first concertmaster of Portland Junior Symphony. 


3  Mina J. Cowgill b 18 May 1910, OR, d 2 Oct 2002, m 30 Sep 1939, Ernst A. "Ernie" Ehlen, d 17 Jul 1995.


3  Grace Bertha Cowgill b 1881, KS, d 8 Nov 1927, Portland.


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3  Albert M. Cowgill b Aug 1846, IL, d 23 Nov 1924, m(1) 28 Apr 1877, Cook Co., IL, Annie L. Burns (sister to Juliet who m Albert’s uncle, Aquilla – see below), b ca 1857, IN, dau of Samuel and Charlotte Burns; m(2) 12 Apr 1893, Lincoln Co., OR, as her 2nd husband, Jeannie R. Hallowell, b Sep 1858, IA, d 28 Oct 1938. Albert was in Denver in 1870 as a cabinetmaker; he applied for a land patent in CO in 1872; listed as a “house engineer” in the 1877 Chicago City Directory; he was a miner in Lead City, SD, in 1880 (Annie was living nearby with her brother), and is described as a quartz miner in Jackson Co., OR, in 1900, and a quicksilver miner in Siskiyou Co., CA, in 1910 and 1920. Albert is shown in 1930 as an inmate, single, “insane”, aged 71, in the Henry Co. (IA) Home.

Children: known are (adopted; shown as children on 1900 census, step-children on 1910) – Leigh (Lee), Flora


Leigh (or Lee) W. Cowgill b 24 Apr 1876, CO. Single, living with his mother, Jeannie, in Yureka, CA, in 1930.


Flora Cowgill b Jun 1878, CO, m(1) ca 1900, James Landreth, b May 1875, CO; m(2) Richard A. Lewis, b ca 1863, Australia.


4  Alonzo Mack Cowgill b 2 Nov 1849, IL, d 8 Sep 1924, Cook Co., m 8 Jan 1873, Kankakee Co., IL, Elizabeth Cornett, b 1852, IL, d 3 Apr 1931. Alonzo is listed in the Chicago City Directory in 1872 and 1880 as a Brinks driver, cabinetmaker, and laborer; also listed as a carpenter in 1890, and as a machinist from 1891 to 1901.

Children: known are (one d bef 1900) – Geneva, Amos


1  Geneva Cowgill b Jan 1877, IL, m 25 Aug 1897, Milwaukee, WI, Albert Ernest Phillips, b Jan 1871, Canada, son of William and Aliza (Newton) Phillips. A Neva Cowgill was listed in the 1893/1894 Chicago City Directory as a cashier and stenographer, living at same address as Alonzo. Albert was a packing house clerk in Chicago in 1900.


2  Amos(?) Cowgill b 1879, IL, d 9 Jan 1893, aged 13y 7m 27d, Chicago.


5  Elmina “Mina” Cowgill b 3 Nov 1851, IL, d 20 Mar 1909, m(1) 16 Jan 1872, Prairie Co., AR, L. L. Cross (or Crass); m(2) 31 Mar 1876, Iroquois Co., IL, Richard Shannon, b 1849, IL, d 1928, son of William and Cynthia Shannon. Mina and family were living near her father in Leadville in 1880, later in Portland, OR. Both bur Multnomah Park Cem., Portland.


6  Frank Cowgill b ca 1854, IL. Living with brother Henry in Smith Co., KS, in 1880; no further information.


7  Alice Lorena Cowgill b 25 Mar 1866, AR, d 16 Dec 1930, m ca 1898, Byrd Alonso Coleman, b ca 1859, WI. In Casper, WY in 1920, Tucson in 1930.


8  John Delphis Cowgill b 12 Jan 1869, Little Rock, AR, d 27 Jan 1947, m(1) 9 Jul 1903, Sheridan Co., WY (Mge Book 2, p 373), Stella Brennan; div?; m(2) 20 Jun 1906, Ten Sleep, WY, as her 2nd husband, Lucinda "Lulu" (Austin) McMillan, b Oct 1883, WI, dau of Albert and Jennie (Davis) Austin; div; m(3) 6 May 1911, Lawrence Co., SD, a widow, Mary Walter, b ca 1868; div?; m(4) 19 Jan 1918, Hot Springs Co., WY, Mrs Ellen Lenahan; m(5) 25 Dec 1924, Wallace, Shoshone Co., ID, as her 2nd (3rd?) husband, Victoria (Milsap) Smith, b 3 Nov 1878, MO, d 10 Sep 1960 (as Cowgill). John is shown on census records as a copper miner in Butte, MT, in 1900; gold miner in SD in 1910 (married, but no wife shown, living next to brother Telless); listed as “divorced” in Yellowstone National Park in 1920; a “widower” in Butte in 1930 as a copper miner. Victoria shown as married, running a boarding house in Burke, ID, in 1930/1940. Lulu remarried 24 Oct 1910 in Billings, MT, to Frank Flynn.

Child: known is -


1  John “Jack” Burt Cowgill, b 9 Sep 1906, WY, d 30 Oct 1964, Siskiyou Co., CA, m(1) 10 May 1924, Wallace, Shoshone Co. (mge cert Vol 9, p543), ID, as her 2nd husband, Rose Clemens, b ca 1902, MI; m(2) 9 Mar 1929, Butte, MT, Laura Severtsen, b ca 1911. Jack, as “John Jr”, is listed with his father in 1910 census; as a Union Pacific RR laborer in MT in 1920. Laura is shown with her parents in Butte in 1930. John was a veteran of World War II. His 2nd marriage cert lists his mother's name as Lula. Family?


9  Telless Amos Cowgill b 9 Feb 1872, Little Rock, AR, d 11 Oct 1935, m ca 1903, Ethel A. Nunaly, b ca 1873, AR. Telless was a gold miner in Lawrence Co., SD, in 1910. Ethel and dau Pearl were in San Francisco in 1920, while Telless was working as an oil driller in WY with brother Bliss.

Child: known is -


1  Pearl Ethel Cowgill b 22 Sep 1904, SD, 


10 Arthur Bliss Cowgill b 25 Mar 1874, IL, d 12 Jul 1956, m ca 1929, Henriette C. ____, b ca 1861, CA (of German parentage). Bliss was a gold miner in SD in 1910; an oil well driller (single) in WY in 1920, with brother Telless (shown as a widower) and niece Violetta (Nettie's dau); and a state highway laborer in Siskiyou Co., CA, in 1930, also with Telless (listed as "Thomas A.")..


11 Nellie Lucille Cowgill (twin) b 14 Oct 1879, Lead, Lawrence Co., Dakota Territory, d 11 Feb 1930, m ca 1900, as his 2nd wife, Herman Rudolph Fegert, b Sep 1875, IA (of German parentage).


12 Nettie Louise Cowgill (twin) b 14 Oct 1879, Lead, Lawrence Co., Dakota Territory, d 28 Aug 1962, m ca 1898, Leonard A. Ward, b 1868, NE, d 1937. Both bur Fairmount Cem., Denver.


13 Hazel Belle Cowgill b 27 Jan 1886, Crow Peak, Dakota Territory, d 8 Jul 1962. With sister Alice in WY in 1920; and in Tucson in 1930. Single.


6  Aquilla Coates Cowgill b ca 1825, OH, apparently twin of Melissa, d 3 Jul 1899, Spearfish, SD, m 27 Nov 1867, by MG J. M. Whitehead, Kankakee Co., IL, Juliet Burns, b 21 Oct 1840, IN, d 27 Mar 1929, Chicago, dau of Samuel and Charlotte Burns. Juliet’s sister, Anna, married Albert M. Cowgill (see above). Aquilla appears to have moved to IL after 1850 (bought 40 acres of land in Kankakee Co. in 1853), and to Lawrence Co., SD, in Aug 1879. Aquilla served in the Civil War, a 2d Lt, Co H, 113th Illinois, 1 Oct 1862 - 18 Apr 1864, home: Kankakee, IL; resigned. He applied for a pension 1 Apr 1879, claiming sickness derived from duty at Vicksburg; Juliet applied for a widow’s pension 8 Aug 1899 from SD. His mother, Susan, is listed with him on 1850 census, MI.

Children: known are – Grace Jane, Jean, June, Robbie, John


1  Grace Jane Cowgill b 1869 (listed as 7/12 on 1870 census, Kankakee Co., IL), m ____ Renolds (Reynolds?).


2  Jean Cowgill b 5 Oct 1871, Kankakee, IL, d 15 Jul 1948, CA, m(1) 24 May 1893, Waupaca, WI, Fredrick Reynolds, son of George and Mary (Burus) Reynolds; div; m(2) 19 Mar 1906, Berrien Co., MI, Frank D. Comerford, b 26 Sep 1879 (WW1 Reg), son of Francis J. and Emily Comerford. Jean was not with her family on the 1880 census; she was an 1887 graduate of Spearfish Normal (now Black Hills State U) in Lawrence Co., SD; she is probably the Jean K. Cowgill listed as an elocutionist in the Chicago City Directory in 1892; on the 1900 census she is shown as an artist, divorced, in Rochester, NY; in 1920 Frank is listed alone, but m, in Chicago, Jean in Dupage.


3  June C. Cowgill b Jun 1876, IL, d bef 1910, m ca 1895, George R. Shane, b May 1866, KY. George listed as a widower in Lawton, OK, in 1910.


4  Robbie (Robert?) Cowgill b 1883, SD, d 27 Jun 1890, age 7, of diphtheria, Spearfish, SD.


5  John Cowgill b 1887, SD, d 10 Jun 1890, age 3, of diphtheria, Spearfish, SD.


7  Melissa Ann Cowgill b ca 1825, OH, apparently twin of Aquilla, d 8 Dec 1880, age 55y 8m 20d m 5 May 1858, Kankakee Co., IL, Bliss Sutherland, b 1824, NY, d 1892 in SD. Melissa was residing with brother Aquilla, 1850. Her mother was listed with her in 1860. Lived in Kankakee. Melissa bur Mound Grove Cem., Kankakee.


8  Ann Cowgill, dau of John and Catherine (Sheppard) Cowgill, b 24 Dec 1785, Frederick Co., VA, d 23 Dec 1866, MI, m 19 Feb 1815 (Bible record has 9 Feb 1815), Clinton Co., OH, John Alexander Hays of Berkeley Co., VA, b 1782. (Marriage Recorded in Book I, Clinton Co. Courthouse, Wilmington, OH, signed by Henry "Cogle"). Ann had received a Certificate of Transfer in 1814 from the Hopewell Meeting, VA, to Clear Creek Meeting in OH, along with her parents. She married contrary to discipline and was dismissed 9 Sep 1815. John and Ann Hays moved to Kalamazoo, MI, in 1832, where other members of her family had settled. The journey took three weeks. (See page 164, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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9  William Cowgill b 5 Mar 1788, d 27 Jan 1834, m 18 Sep 1814, Elizabeth (Eliza) Coates, b 19 May 1797, d 11 Mar 1883, dau of Moses and Hannah (Moore) Coates. William bur Hopewell Friends Burying Ground, Frederick Co., VA. William received a certificate from the Hopewell MM, VA, dated 4 Nov 1813 and was received into the Clear Creek MM, OH, 24 Jun 1814. On 11 Jul 1818 William got a certificate to Hopewell MM, VA, and remained there until his death. After the death of William Cowgill, his wife, Eliza, and children transferred from Hopewell MM, VA, to Radnor MM, Delaware Co., PA, to be with her parents, in the vicinity of Norristown, Montgomery Co., PA.

Children: known are - Hannah Moore, Catherine Ann, Moses Coates


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1  Hannah Moore Cowgill b 16 Nov 1816, Frederick Co., VA, d 3 Jun 1870, m 27 Oct 1841, David Walker, of Tredyffrin Twp, Chester Co., PA, b 8 Oct 1818, d 13 May 1889, son of Hananiah and Jane (Havard) Walker. (See page 168, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2  Catherine Ann Cowgill b 25 Feb 1824, d 9 Jan 1890, m 4 Apr 1850, Isaac B. Stokes, b ca 1814, NJ. Lived in Norristown, PA. (See page 168, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3  Moses Coates Cowgill b 11 Dec 1825, d 31 Jul 1848. Single. Note: See A Genealogy of the Coates Family, compiled by Truman Coates, M.D., 1906, Oxford, PA, and Hopewell Friends History.


10 Elisha Cowgill b 14 Apr 1790 (Bible record has 14 May 1790), VA, d 17 Oct 1842, Randolph Co., IN, m 3 May 1815 (Bible record has 4 May 1815; gct m 28 Apr 1815 at Fairfield MM), Fairfield MH, Highland Co., OH, Rebecca Perdue, b 21 Jun 1793, Highland Co., OH, d 16 Sep 1842, dau of Mentor P. and Jemima Perdue. Elisha and family gct White River MM, IN, 21 Aug 1837, then to Sparrow Creek Popular Run MM, IN, in 1847. (Records of some children in Newberry MM and White River MM).

Children: known are – Gulielma Perdue, Hannah Coats, Bennett, Cyrus, Ann, Jemima Jerusha


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1  Gulielma Perdue Cowgill b 25 Mar 1818, d 19 Dec 1877, near Unionport, IN, m 15 Mar 1843, Randolph Co., IN, as his 2nd wife, James Henry Harrison Feagans (or Figgins), b 24 Oct 1814, d 3 Aug 1881, son of James Henry Harrison and Nancy Emma (?) Feagans. No children, but Gulielma helped rear children of James’ first marriage, as well as some of her nieces and nephews: Melissa, dau of Cyrus (as Mercy Cowgill, age 8, in 1860; as Melissa A. Cowgill, age 18, in 1870); the oldest son of sister Jemima was with her in 1860. Gulielma is bur Buena Vista Cem., Farmland, IN.


2  Hannah Coats Cowgill b 30 Sep 1820. Hannah transferred from Indiana MM to Newberry MM, OH, in 1847. No further information.


3  Bennett P. Cowgill b 14 May 1823 (Newberry MM record states 14 Jun 1823), OH, m(1) 14 Dec 1848, Randolph Co., Mary Jane Pursley, b ca 1825, VA, living 1870 (prob the Mary Jane Cowgill bur Buena Vista Cem., Randolph Co., d 5 Dec 18??), dau of Jesse and Nancy (May) Pursley; m(2) 15 Apr 1877, Randolph Co., Arminta (Amirinta) A. (Moore) (Fullheart) Spray, b 15 Aug 1833, IN, dau of Benjamin and Hannah Moore, widow 1st of Nicholas Fullheart, widow 2nd of James Spray. He was a farmer in Stony Creek Twp, Randolph Co., IN, 1870, in Polk Twp, Huntington Co., IN, 1880. Several of Bennett’s children adopted the variant spelling “Cougill”.

Children: known are – Elisha, Ann, Hannah, Edwin, Charles, Ruhamy


1  Elisha B. Cougill b ca 1849, IN, d ca 1885(?), m 26 Aug 1873, Randolph Co., Emma Gertrude Mendenhall (as Gertrude Byrd on license), b Apr 1856, IN, d 1917, dau of Samuel H. and Eliza (Byrd) Mendenhall. Elisha a farmer in West River Twp, 1880. Gertrude remarried (21 Mar 1887) to John Terrell (her brother-in-law - see Anna below) in 1887; she is bur Buena Vista Cem., Randolph Co. Elisha may have adopted his step-mother’s dau (Dora B. Spray). No children.


2  Anna Ellen Cowgill b ca 1851, IN, d ca 1885?, m 22 Feb 1873, Randolph Co., John E. Terrell, b Apr 1849, IN, d 1916, son of Drummond and Sarah Terrell. John m(2) Gertrude Cowgill, Elisha’s widow. Anna and John shown on 1880 census in Coffee Co., TN.


3  Hannah Ellen Cowgill b 22 Feb 1853, IN, d 5 Mar 1938, m 18 Sep 1870, Randolph Co., Clement Ricketts Strahan, b 17 Jan 1847, KY, d 12 Aug 1912, son of Samuel R. and Martha Ann (Hunt) Strahan. Lived Randolph Co., IN. Both bur Buena Vista Cem.


4  Edwin "Edward" R. Cougill b ca 1857, IN, d ca 1885(?), m 21 Nov 1879, Randolph Co., IN, Deborah (also as Debry) Ann Oakerson, b ca 1862, IN, d bef 1900, dau of William and Phebe A. Oakerson. On the 1880 census, Edward listed as a “widower” with brother Elisha, Debry and dau with her widowed mother. Deborah remarried 29 Aug 1885, Randolph Co., Thomas J. Ralston.

Child: known is -


1  Gerlden? “Dena” Cougill b Mar 1880, IN, m 30 Aug 1897, Randolph Co., IN, William Reynolds, b Mar 1876, KY.


5  Charles H. Cougill b 1860, IN, d 1940, m 13 Sep 1884, Randolph Co., Serrelda C. Golliher, b 1859, IN, d 1957, dau of Allen and Emily Golliher. Both bur Buena Vista Cem., Randolph Co.

Children: known are – Nellie, Arch, Marion Ernest, unknown, Flossie


1  Nellie Opal Cougill b Apr 1885, IN, d 1967, m 22 Dec 1906, Randolph Co., James Rolland Pegg.


2  Arch Delmont Cougill b 17 Jan 1887, IN, d Dec 1972, m 29 Sep 1906, Modoc, IN, Daisy May (Barnes) Elliott, b 18 Jan 1887, IN, d Mar 1980, dau of Kanans (?) and Lillie Barnes. Lived in Muncie, IN. Both bur Buena Vista Cem., Randolph Co.

Children: known are – Olive, Wilbur, Rodger


1  Olive M. Cougill b 1907, d 13 Jul 1908.


2  Wilbur E. Cougill b 5 Jan 1909, IN, d Dec 1963, m Gretchen M. Piner, b 6 Jun 1909, d 23 Jan 2004. Last address Frankfort, Clinton Co., IN.

 Child: known is -


1  Phil Cougill b 31 Jul 1929, d 24 Dec 2008, m 7 Oct 1951, Frankfort, IN, Alice R. Milne, b 14 Dec 1930, d 5 Apr 2007.

       Child: known is - Dan


3  Rodger Keith Cougill b 1 Nov 1914, IN, d 5 Dec 1977, m 14 Oct 1935, Randolph Co., Opal Vada Gillam, b 19 Sep 1914, d May 1988. Keith bur Buena Vista Cem., Randolph Co. Lived Muncie, IN.

    Children: known are - Sharon, Marilyn, Charles Duane, Carol


3  Marion Ernest Cougill b 3 Dec 1889, IN, d Jun 1968, m(1) 18 Mar 1907 1908, Mary M. Frazier, b Feb 1891, IN, dau of Aaron and Minnie S. Frazier; div (in 1910, Mary and Kenneth shown with her father; Ernest shown as “single” with his parents); m(2) 3 Dec 1910, Lillie Ora Wiggins, b Dec 1886, IN, d 1955. Mary remarried to Roscoe York. Ernest and Lillie bur Buena Vista Cem., Randolph Co.

Children: known are – Kenneth, Helen


1  Kenneth G. Cougill b 20 Jun 1907, IN, d Jul 1987, m Zelma P. Ullum, b 16 Oct 1908, d 5 May 2002. Both bur Buena Vista Cem., Randolph Co.

Children: known are - Howard, Mary


1  Howard Robert Cougill b 26 Nov 1926, IN, d 8 Sep 2011, m 15 May 1943, Delaware Co., IN, Betty Lou Owens, b 20 Feb 1927.


2  Mary Lou Cougill b ca 1936, IN, 


2  Helen Cougill b ca 1911, IN


4  unknown d early (probably Thelma M. Cougill, bur next to Charles and Serrelda, tombstone dates illegible).


5  Flossie B. Cougill b Nov 1894, IN, d 1980, m 13 Dec 1913, Winchester, IN, Frank Mcgunegill, b 1892, d 1976.


6  Ruhamy “Hanie” M. Cougill b Aug 1867, IN, m 6 Nov 1890, Randolph Co., as his 2nd wife, Milton Forest Brooks, b 12 Jun 1858, IN, d 8 Mar 1909. No children (Milton had several by his 1st wife).


4  Cyrus Cowgill b 25 Feb 1825, OH, d bef 1910, m 16 Nov 1848, Wabash Co., IN, Nancy Ogdon, b 28 Mar 1827, OH, d 22 Nov 1853, dau of Elisha (also as Elijah and Elihu) and Sarah Ogdon (also as Ogden). Cyrus listed on 1850 census, Wabash Co., Pleasant Twp, IN. Cyrus, probably this one, is listed as a lumber dealer in Siskiyou Co., CA, in 1860; as a miner in Boise Co., ID, in 1870; and as a farmer in Costilla Co., CO, in 1880 (a C. W. Cowgill is listed as the town coroner in Ft Garland, Costillo Co., in 1884). In 1900, Cyrus was in Jay Co., IN, with grandson Elza Hunt. (A Cyrus Cowgill listed on Mortality schedule 1860, Randolph Co., IN, is possibly a son or a son of Bennett P.; he was b 1846, d 13 Nov 1850, bur Buena Vista Cem., Randolph Co.). Have a photo of the C. W. Cowgill home, dated to ca 1850, from a Wabash Co. history.

Children: known are – Sarah, Melissa, Mary, John


1  Sarah Elizabeth Cowgill b 20 Aug 1848, IN, d 17 May 1934, m 11 Nov 1866, Wabash Co., William Warren, b ca 1844, OH, son of Susan Warren. Lived Pleasant Twp, Wabash Co. Sarah and brother John were living with their Ogdon grandparents in 1860. Sarah remarried in 1897, San Francisco, Charles Eliphalet Camp b 1852, d 1919.


2  Melissa Ann Cowgill b 5 Aug 1851, IN, d 20 Aug 1879, m 22 Feb 1871, Randolph Co., Thomas M. Hunt, M. D., b ca 1851, IN, son of Allen Smith and Jane Hunt. Thomas remarried to Molly Painter. Melissa was raised by her aunt, Gulielma. Her children were living with their Hunt grandparents in Henry Co. in 1880. Melissa’s father, Cyrus Cowgill, was living with her son, Elza Hunt, and family in 1900. Both bur Buena Vista Cem., Randolph Co.   


3  Mary (“Elena” on mge cert) A. Cowgill b Sep 1852, IN, d 1927, m 19 Jul 1875, Wabash Co., Cyrus Kline, b Apr 1853, IN, d 1946, son of Joshua and Elizabeth Kline. Mary was living with John Weaver and family, near the Ogdons, in 1860; not located in 1870. Lived Pleasant Twp, Wabash Co.


4  John F. Cowgill b ca 1856, IN, living (with sister Sarah in 1860) with his Ogdon grandparents in 1860 and 1870. D early? No further information.


5  Ann Cowgill b 5 Aug 1827. In 1847 returned to Newberry MM, OH, with sister Hannah. No further information.


6  Jemima Jerusha Cowgill b 25 May 1830, IN, m(1) 26 Sep 1850, Wabash Co., IN, William Ogdon (brother to Nancy, wife of Cyrus Cowgill), b ca 1829, OH, son of Elisha (also as Elijah and Elihu) and Sarah Ogdon; m(2) bef 1860, William A. Moore, b ca 1834, IN, d bef 1900. On the 1850 census, Jemima is listed with brother Cyrus next door to their (jointly) parents-in-law. By 1870 she was in Randolph Co. Note: The dates of birth for the above named children as listed in the Indiana MM records are not in accord with the Newberry MM, OH, records; Newberry has Ann b 5 Aug 1827 and Jemima b 25 Apr 1830.


11 Asa Cowgill b 26 Sep 1792, VA, d 1 Dec 1836, OH, m 10 Jan 1821, Fairfield MM, Highland Co., OH, Margaret Lupton, b 28 Sep 1797, d 28 Oct 1833, dau of Asa and Hannah (Hank) Lupton. Margaret bur Newberry Quaker Cem., Martinsville, Clinton Co., OH. Marriage certificate recorded in the Hopewell Friends History.

Children: known are – John, Carey, Hannah Lupton, Edwin


1  John Pugh Cowgill b 8 Mar 1822, d 3 Mar 1848, bur Newberry Quaker Cem. This was Dr John P. Cowgill.


2  Carey Cowgill b 18 Oct 1824, d 7 Dec 1826.


3  Hannah Lupton Cowgill b 6 Aug 1827, d 7 Nov 1920, m 21 Jun 1849, Clarksville, OH, William Longstreth, b 26 Jun 1809, d 27 Aug 1897. (See Longstreth Family Records, 1909). (See page 169, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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4  Edwin E. Cowgill b 21 Apr 1830, near Wilmington, OH, d 1 Aug 1882, IN, m(1) 30 Jul 1861, Sandusky Co., OH, Nellie (marriage cert has "E. L.") Rayborn, who died a year later; m(2) 22 Nov 1869, Margaret (Wilson) Brackett, b 2 Sep 1833, NY, d 14 Jun 1908, widow of Charles Brackett. Margaret had five children from her 1st marriage. After Edwin’s death, Margaret m (24 Dec 1885) Vernon Gould. An excerpt from a New Historical Atlas of Fulton County, Indiana, published by the Kingman Bros, 1883, states that Edwin E. Cowgill was left an orphan at a very early age and was reared by a paternal uncle. Shortly after the Civil War he moved from Peru, IN, to Rochester, Fulton Co., IN, where he engaged in the lumber trade. "The greatest blow he ever suffered was the death of his first born, son Harry, who lived to the age of five years. He left but one descendant, a little girl, Edith E."

Children: known are – Harry, Edith


1  Harry Cowgill b 20 Nov 1870, d Nov 1875, aged 5 years.


2  Edith Ethel Cowgill b 22 Mar 1879, IN, d 8 Jul 1962, m 2 Apr 1905, Allen Co., IN, Franklin E. Bryant, b 19 Jan 1874, IN, d Dec 1949, son of John Nichols and Hannah E. (Bybee) Bryant. (See page 170, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


12 Amos Cowgill b 13 Oct 1794, Frederick Co., VA, d 22 Nov 1856, aged 62 yrs 1 mo 9 days, North Manchester, Wabash Co., IN, m 21 Jan 1818, Center MM, Clinton Co., OH, Edith Mendenhall, b 25 Jul 1799, Guilford Co., NC, d 31 Dec 1888, Wabash, IN, dau of Nathan and Ann (Harlan) Mendenhall. Both bur North Manchester Cem. Amos and family transferred to the Newberry MM, OH, 1818; May 1836, gct White River MM, IN, just east of Winchester, Randolph Co., then to Sparrow Creek, Poplar Run MM; moved to Wabash Co. in 1846, from Wayne Co., to Kalamazoo Co., MI, autumn of 1846 until spring of 1848. Edith living with dau Elizabeth and family in 1870, next door to dau Abi and family. Sources for the line of Amos include: John Hart Beeson, The Mendenhalls, a Genealogy; Early Quaker Records of Monthly Meetings, Quaker Library, in the Wilmington College Library, OH; A. H. Harlan, Genealogy of the Harlan Family, 1687-1912, 1887; Longstreth Family Records, 1909, Wilmington, OH; and Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934, Frederick County, Virginia, Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, Baltimore, MD, 1975.

Children: known are (obituary says fifteen) - Calvin, Hiram M., Lydia, Olive Ann, Abi L., Nathan C., Catherine, Maris Mary, Margaret L., Rowena A., John H., Alfred C., Ella Elizabeth


1  Calvin Cowgill b 7 Jan 1819, near Martinsville, Clinton Co., OH, d 10 Feb 1903, m 17 Sep 1841, Mary Flanagan, of Randolph Co., IN, b 10 Feb 1821, Fayette Co., PA, d 16 Jul 1895, Wabash, dau of Thomas and Ann (Moore) Flanagan (Flannigan). Calvin bur Falls Cem., Wabash Co., IN. Calvin Cowgill was a member of the State Legislature in 1851; a law partner in 1854 with the Hon. John V. Pettit; treasurer of Wabash Co. 1855 – 1859; was provost marshal of the eleventh district of Indiana 1862 – 1865; elected Representative to the 46th Congress of the United States, from Indiana (a Republican), 4 Mar 1879 to 3 Mar 1881. Served in the Civil War, 15 Jul 1862-27 Sep 1862, as a 1Lt, Regimental QM; resigned.

Children: known are - Caroline F., Carey E., Emaline, Catherine, Thomas C., Harry M, Nettie


1  Caroline F. "Carrie" Cowgill b 30 Jun 1842, Randolph Co., d 8 Apr 1927, m 29 Nov 1866, Wabash Co., Harvey Fenton Woods, Sheriff of Wabash Co., b 22 Jan 1841. (See page 170, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2  Carey E. Cowgill, an attorney, b 5 Aug 1843, Winchester, d 4 May 1914, m 11 Sep 1878, Kalamazoo, his second cousin (see page 166), Nancy E. Stuart, b 1 Dec 1843, MI, d 3 Jun 1934, dau of William H. and Hannah (Hays) Stuart of Kalamazoo, MI (Hannah Hays, dau of Ann Cowgill, child #8, sister to Amos). The article on Carey Cowgill appearing in Representative Men of Indiana, 11th District, page 270, printed 1895, shows wife as "Mary E." instead of Nancy E. Carey E. Cowgill was a 2nd Lt, Co G, 138th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War; filed for pension 16 Nov 1906 from IN; his widow filed 21 May 1914, Wabash, IN. Nancy is credited, in a Wabash Co. history, with obtaining a Carnegie library for Wabash. Both bur Falls Cem.

Children: known are (only one claimed on 1900 census) – Stuart, inf


1  Stuart Calvin Cowgill b 28 Jan 1880, Wabash Co., IN, d 27 May 1951, IN, m 19 Sep 1905, Marie Stitt, b 11 May 1878, d 12 Jul 1952, dau of William Simpson and Mary Ann (Lutz) Stitt. Stuart and Marie bur Falls Cem., Wabash Co.

Children: known are – Nancy, William


1  Nancy Ann Cowgill b 21 Jan 1911, IN, d 5 Sep 1985. Lived in Wabash, IN. Single.


2  William Carey Cowgill b 14 Mar 1914, IN, d 25 May 1998. Single. William was a 1st Lt in the US Army infantry in World War II, serving in the European Theater and fought in the “Battle of the Bulge”.


2  infant Cowgill, d 8 Jul 1885, bur Falls Cem. Cemetery records list Carey as the father.


3  Emaline "Emma" Cowgill b 28 Jan 1845, d 20 Apr 1927, m(1) 23 Oct 1865, Dr William Terrell Mendenhall, b 24 Dec 1831, of North Manchester, who d 14 Jun 1882 at Wabash, son of James Rich and Sarah T. (Williams) Mendenhall; m(2) 9 Feb 1894, Hon. Robert P. Kennedy, formerly a Congressman from OH. Emma bur Bellefontaine, OH.


4  Catherine "Kate" Louise Cowgill b 8 Aug 1847, d 13 Feb 1915, m 30 Jun 1875, Wabash Co., the Hon. Harvey B. Shively, a lawyer and judge in Wabash Co., IN, b 4 Aug 1844, d 10 Sep 1909, son of Henry and Mary (Welty) Shively.


5  Thomas C. Cowgill b 27 Sep 1849, d 1 Aug 1925, m 30 Dec 1885, Wabash Co., Minnie J. Evans, b Sep 1867, IN. Lived in Wabash; mail agent in U.S. Mail Service, connected with "Wabash Railway Gas Co." Thomas bur Matlock Cem. Apparently no children.


6  Harry M. (Mendenhall?) Cowgill b 22 Jul 1862, d 10 Aug 1863.


Jeanette "Nettie" Cowgill (adopted) b 17 Feb 1862, IN, d 9 Feb 1928, m 19 Oct 1881, Wabash Co., Albert G. Beauchamp, b 1847, OH, d 1890.


2  Hiram Mendenhall Cowgill, a physician, b 19 May 1820 (tombstone has 1819), Clinton Co., OH, d 21 Feb 1885, m 2 Jun 1847, Clinton Co., by Justice of the Peace, Edith Ann Harlan (of the Christian Faith), b 16 Jun 1822 (tombstone has 1823), Mason Co., KY, d 23 Jan 1892, Warsaw, dau of Nathaniel Carter and Elizabeth S. W. (Berry) Harlan. Both bur North Manchester Cem., Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN. At time of his marriage, Hiram was living in Kalamazoo, MI; after marriage, settled for some months in Martinsville, Clinton Co., OH, where he and his family were when being enumerated for the 1850 census, 25 Sep. They occupied the residence next to his Uncle William Cowgill's widow, Sarah, and children. From there he moved his family to Miami Co., IN, then to Wabash about 1857 to be near his mother, who was then a widow. Later, he moved to Warsaw. Note: (See Genealogy of the Harlan Family 1687-1912, by A.H. Harlan).

Children: known are – Mary Eliza, Frank, Calvin, Elizabeth, Lulu, Frances


1  Mary Eliza G. Cowgill b 24 Oct 1848, Martinsville, OH, d 2 Sep 1889, Logansport, IN, m 26 May 1870, Kosciusko Co., Elwood Woodworth Case, b Aug 1854, IN, d bef 1910, son of Isaac and Cordelia E. (Weyburn) Woodworth. Mary lived in Warsaw, Kosciusko Co. Bur Penn Twp, St Joseph Co.?. No children. Elwood remarried in 1891 to his sister-in-law, wife of Calvin (see below).


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2  Frank E. Cowgill b 15 Jun 1853, Gilead, Miami Co., IN, d there 11 Sep 1854.


3  Calvin B. Cowgill b 22 Jul 1855, Gilead, Miami Co., IN, d bef 1900?, m 28 Jan 1879, Kosciusko Co., Mamie (Mary or Mabel) B. Harmon, b Jan 1861, OH; div? (probable, since Calvin likely the Calvin B. listed as a bartender in the Chicago City Directory in 1893 and 1898). Mary remarried 21 Jan 1891, Allen Co., to her brother-in-law, Elwood Case.

Children: known are (one child d bef 1900 – Calvin’s or Elwood’s?) – Edith, Maud, Ralph


1  Edith Margaret “Madge” Cowgill b Oct 1879, IN, d 31 Oct 1945, m 8 Feb 1899, St Joseph Co., IN, Harry Lamar Taylor, b Jul 1877, IN. In Milwaukee in 1910.


2  Maud Cowgill b Nov 1883, IN, m ca 1901, Charles F. Baker, b ca 1876, IN. Maud (as Leona?) was living with her sister in 1900; later in Ft Wayne, Allen Co. Her mother lived with her through 1930.


3  Ralph Daniel Cowgill b 20 Apr 1887, Ft Wayne, IN, d 20 Oct 1950, m 6 Feb 1908, Denver, Sarah M. Moody, b 28 Aug 1889, CO, d 5 Mar 1969 (in Orange Co., CA), dau of Benjamin L. and Delia B. Moody. Ralph in Denver by 1910. (Note: Ralph listed as Ralph Case with his mother and step-father in 1900 in St Joseph Co., IN).

Children: known are – Frank, Helen, Ralph Daniel Jr, Benjamin, Mary, Sarah


1  Frank Douglas Cowgill b 10 Jan 1910, CO, d Feb 1984, m 18 Jun 1929, Denver, Marguerite R. Kaysen, b 29 Sep 1910, IL, d 13 Jan 1999, of German parentage. Last address Pueblo, CO.

Children: known are – Marguerite, Frank, Judith


1  Marguerite Cowgill b 10 Jan 1932, CO, d 14 Apr 2004, m Thomas J. Gray, b 4 Jun 1933; div.


2  Frank Douglas Cowgill Jr b 22 Mar 1936, d 2 Nov 2001, m Phyllis Lorraine Spagnolli, b 6 Apr 1937, d 8 Jan 2015. Last address Pueblo, CO.

    Children: known are - Victoria, Antonette, Frank D. III


3  Judith Cowgill


2  Helen M. Cowgill b ca 1913, CO


3  Ralph Daniel Cowgill Jr b 15 Jan 1915, CO, d 26 Dec 1984, m(1) 21 Oct 1933, Mt Morrison, CO, Alma J. Spidahl; m(2) Jeannette Gingra(s), b 4 Jun 1914, CA, d 29 Jun 1986. Ralph and Jeannette bur Queen of Heaven Cem., Los Angeles.

Children: unknown, but includes


1  Ralph Daniel Cowgill III b 25 Feb 1935, d 30 Jan 1988, m Saundra ____ . Ralph was a veteran of the US Navy; bur Ft Logan Nat Cem.

Children: known are – Janine, Linda, Danelle, Ralph Daniel IV


1  Janine Lorraine Cowgill


2  Linda Jane Cowgill


3  Danelle Marie Cowgill


4  Ralph Daniel Cowgill IV


4  Benjamin C. “Ben” Cowgill b 3 Jan 1917, CO, d 3 May 1999, m 4 Nov 1935, Evelyn Irine Mack, b 4 Aug 1918, CO, d 9 Sep 2000. Ben was a truck driver. Both bur at Cedar Hill Cem., Castle Rock, CO.

Children: known are – Barbara, Richard


1  Barbara Cowgill


2  Richard Charles Cowgill b 10 Feb 1940, CO, d 23 Oct 2001, m 19 Jan 1957, Mona Rae Kohlman, b 1 Sep 1941. Richard was a veteran of the US Navy after the Korean War.

Children: known are - Richard Jr, Robert, Cindy


5  Mary Cowgill


6  Sarah Leone Cowgill


4  Elizabeth Virginia Cowgill b 4 Jul 1858, Liberty Mills, Wabash Co., d 28 Sep 1935, m 25 Nov 1909, Cassopolis, Cass Co., MI, William H. Brown, b 1859, IN, son of John and Cassie (Morehead) Brown, d 1928.


5  Lulu Mary Cowgill b 8 May 1860, d 1939, m 19 Mar 1885, Kosciusko Co., Franklin J. Yohn, b 1858, OH, d 1942.


6  Frances Cowgill b 15 Feb 1864, Kosciusko Co., m 1 Jan 1885, Kosciusko Co., Eli E. Wheeler, b Oct 1864, IN. In Great Falls, MT, in 1910.


3  Lydia Cowgill b 6 Feb 1822, Clinton Co., OH, a "Friend," d 4 Jan 1894, North Manchester, m 2 Mar 1843, Randolph Co., IN, Thomas Wallace, a carder, b 14 Mar 1816, Jefferson Co., OH, d 27 Dec 1874, Manchester, Wabash, and bur there, son of James (b Lancaster, PA), and Elizabeth (Rogers) Wallace (b County Tyrone, Ireland). (See page 172, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4  Olive Ann Cowgill b 5 Jan 1824, Clinton, OH, d 5 Nov 1921, m 27 Sep 1840, Huntsville, Randolph Co., IN, Dr John Anderson Merine, b 4 Jan 1812, Marlboro District, SC, d 16 Dec 1871. Both d North Manchester, IN, and bur Servia Cem. (See page 172, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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5  Abi L. Cowgill b 28 Jun 1825, OH, d 7 Mar 1923, m 9 Feb 1851, Wabash Co., IN, Isaac F. Thorne, b 1828, OH, d 1900.


6  Nathan C. Cowgill b 8 Aug 1827, OH, d 25 Jun 1898, Cass Co., IN, m(1) 8 Mar 1854, Wabash Co., IN, Mary E. Groniger, b ca 1836, OH, d 15 Dec 1854 (apparently in childbirth), aged 20y 9m 16d, dau of Leonard and Winnie Groniger; m(2) 4 Mar 1862, Whitley Co., Malinda B. Martin, b ca 1829, PA, d 23 Jul 1882. Nathan is shown as a physician on the 1870 census of Cass Co., IN; in White Co. in 1880; in the Michigan City Directory for 1893/4.

Children: known are – Orian, Charles


1  Orian (also as Orion) G. Cowgill b Dec 1854, IN, d 1920 (on tombstone, but obit is dated May 1919), m(1) 25 May 1882, Grant Co., IN, Alice James, b ca 1857, dau of Hanley and Sarah Holeman James; div Nov 1893 in Salem, OH; m(2) 28 Jul 1891, Grant Co., IN, Nora A. Cowgill (as listed in Grant Co. records). Orion shown as a medical student with his father in 1880; as a hostler, single, in 1900 in Wabash Co., and listed (as Oliver G. Cowgill) in the Miami Co., IN, Business Guide of 1882 as an agent, W, St L & P Ry, in Pipe Creek Twp/Bunker Hill.

Child: known is -


1  infant son Cowgill d 7 Sep 1891, Delaware Co., IN (listed as son of Orian & Alice (James) Cowgill).


2  Charles C. Cowgill b 13 Mar 1863, IN, d 11 Nov 1918, Eel Twp (Cass Co. cert H-20, p51), m(1) 11 Jun 1886, Cass Co. (mge bk 10, p455), Sarah J. Wilson, b 1863, d 27 Aug 1893 (Cass Co. cert CH-1, p68 and C-8, p41); m(2) 3 Feb 1895, Cass Co. (mge bk 15, p71), as her 2nd husband (?), Laura E. Welch, b ca 1867, MO or KS; div (Laura shown as “widow” in Cass Co. in 1910/1920); m(3) 12 Sep 1911, Cass Co. (mge bk 30, p124), as her 2nd or 3rd husband, Olive “Ollie” Marie (Kenton) Rinehart, b 9 Jul 1874, IN. Olive remarried 7 May 1921 in Tippecanoe Co. to Fred Newhart. Could not locate Charles on 1900/1910 censuses.

Children: known are – Pearl, Frank, Wilbur, Harold


1  Pearl Cowgill b 8 Aug 1910, IN, d 4 Oct 1910, Washington Twp, Cass Co. (death cert bk H-18, p 47).


2  (adopted) Frank B. Cowgill b 27 Aug 1903 (as Frank Rinehart), Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, d 17 Nov 1982, m 3 Jul 1929, as her 2nd husband, Rachel Margaret (Robinson) Gibson, b 28 Aug 1903, Lafayette, IN (or b IL?), d Nov 1995. Frank had three Gibson step-children living with him in 1930. Frank bur Tippecanoe Memorial Gardens.

Children: known are - Frank Jr, Betty, Frances, Elizabeth


3  (adopted) Wilbur Cowgill b 5 Oct 1904, IN (as Wilbur Rinehart), d 24 May 1989, m ca 1930, Mabel Ada (also as Ada E.) Opelt, b 3 Aug 1903, IN, d 1 Mar 1978, dau of Charles and Lenetta (?) Ostler. Wilbur was a veteran of World War II.

Child: known is - Wilbur


4  Harold Cowgill b 14 Jun 1912, IN, d 5 Jul 1979, m Patricia Rhoda, d 27 Jun 1954, age 41. Both bur Springvale Cem., Tippecanoe Co. Living with brother Frank in 1930 in Lafayette. Harold had a step-dau, Betty Joan Betton? 9 IN, in his household in 1940.

Child: known is - Harold


7  Catherine S. Cowgill b 22 Sep 1830, OH, d 30 Jul 1921, m 30 Jul 1854, Wabash Co., Jacob B. Harter, b ca 1829, Wabash Co., IN, d 1909, son of Joseph Sr and Elizabeth (Brower) Harter. Jacob and his brother, Joseph (who married Catherine’s sister), each built large brick houses across from each other on Main Street in North Manchester “just east of the public library”. (See page 173, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


8  Maris Mary Cowgill b 20 Feb 1832, d 26 Feb 1854 (disease of lungs). Single.


9  Margaret L. Cowgill b 17 Feb 1834, d 9 Jan 1853 (scarlet fever).


10 Rowena Alice Cowgill b 22 Aug 1836, IN, d 21 Oct 1917, m 3 Jul 1856, Wabash Co., IN, her brother-in-law, Joseph B. Harter Jr, b 3 May 1827, OH, d 1917, son of Joseph Sr and Elizabeth (Brower) Harter. Rowena taught school in North Manchester, IN, in the 1850s.


11 John Henry Cowgill b 13 Nov 1838, Wayne Co., d 8 Aug 1840 (of “convulsions”).


12 Alfred C. Cowgill b 11 Oct 1842, d 29 Dec 1852, Wabash, of scarlet fever.


13 Elizabeth Ellen “Ellie” Cowgill b 25 Oct 1847, MI, d 13 Jan 1923 of pneumonia, m 19 Jul 1866, Wabash Co., George Alonzo Rhodes, b 5 Nov 1842, OH, d 7 Jan 1873. Births from page in Bible of Amos and Edith.


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7  Alice Cowgill, dau of Henry and Alice (Payne) Cowgill, b ca 1752, d 20 Dec 1825, TN, m Charles Callen, York Co., PA, b Ireland, d 20 May 1825. Hopewell MM records state "A cert. is prepared for Alice Cowgill, 27-10-1764 to Duck Creek, and it appearing necessary to recommend her two youngest children, John and Alice with her, etc. - and on inquiry, find it necessary to recommend her two dtrs Lydia and Ellen (Eleanor) separately from the above." It was so done! Henry had been disowned 15 Nov 1755 for drinking to excess! Alice was named in her father’s (Henry) will, dated 1769, at which time she was still single. In the Deed records of York Co., PA, mention is made of money received from her father's estate, by Charles and Alice Callen, in 1783.

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