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Martha Cowgill Family Tree

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Page 415 (in Cowgill History - see Notes on Cowgills in America Page)


The parentage of this Martha Cowgill has not as yet been proved; it is thought that she may be a descendant of Nehemiah Cowgill, son of Ralph, of Burlington, NJ. Bob Hardie of OH surmised Martha’s father a “Joseph” and mother “Elizabeth” since the 5th and 6th children were so named in “Scots” tradition. Note: There was also a Margaret Cowgill, relationship to Martha unknown, though said to be a “cousin”, who worked for the Hardies from about 1775 to 1790, when she successfully sued for monies owed. Margaret m 18 Jul 1790 David Thompson in Philadelphia at the 1st Baptist Church. A Hardie family history published in 1935 has Martha as Cogill. (Also see note on Page 410 under Margaret Cowgill).


Martha Cowgill b 15 Mar 1745, d 7 Mar 1795, age 49y 5m 8d (?), m 26 Mar 1767, in old Swedes Church (Gloria Dei), Philadelphia, PA, as his second wife, Robert (Hardy) Hardie, b 18 Feb 1727, Kilconquer, Fifeshire, Scotland, d 25 Dec 1798, Philadelphia, PA, son of David and Mary (Smith) Hardie. Robert was a Capt, PA Navy, Revolutionary War. The family joined "Old Scotch" Presbyterian Church, 4th and Pine, Philadelphia, where their births and baptisms are recorded, and burials took place. (See page 415, Cowgill History, for more on this family)

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