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Nehemiah Cowgill b 13 Mar 1693, Bucks Co., PA, d 1750, Gloucester Co., NJ, m(1) 21 Nov 1717, Burlington MM, NJ, Joyce Smith, b 25 Nov 1717, dau of Thomas and Joyce Smith; m(2) 1 Oct 1738, Burlington Co., by NJ license (NJ Archives), Esther Davis, d 7 Jan 1757, widow of Benjamin Davis, an innholder, who d 1731, Chesterfield, Burlington, NJ. Nehemiah was “disowned” by the Haddonfield MM in 1745 for “marrying out”. NJ Archives Calendar of Wills, Vol 2, 1730-50, by Somerville Press, 1918, p117, "Cowgill, Nehemiah 1750 June 14, of Gloucester Co. Innholder. Intestate, Admnix. widow Esther Cowgill." Nehemiah had moved with his father to NJ and later (ca 1718) to Chesterfield Twp; was Overseer of Highways for Township in 1727; said to have lived in or near Haddonfield by 1733 before moving near Paulsboro, Gloucester Co., in 1749. Other sources for this line include Heston, Alfred M. South Jersey - A History, Vol IV, p258. Lewis Publishing Co., 1924, and Bible Records: Cowgill-Dawson-Jones, etc. Genealogical and Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Children: known are - Thomas, Sarah, Joseph, Benjamin, Mary


1 Thomas Cowgill b 1719, Burlington, NJ, d after 1780 (1791?), m(1) 1748, Gloucester Co., Elizabeth ____, d 1772, Gloucester Co. (will 2145H B.15 p348 W 1772); m(2) _____ (assumed from tax lists where Thomas is shown as a married man in 1780). Thomas received a Certificate of Removal from Friends MM, Haddonfield, Gloucester Co., NJ, to Middletown MM, 14d 9m 1743; he is shown on the 1743 Tax Roll of Lower Makefield Twp, Bucks Co., PA, as a “single man” living with his uncle, Benjamin Linton. Thomas witnessed a will in Gloucester Co. in 1754, then appears on tax lists in Deptford Twp, Gloucester Co., from Nov 1779 to Jan 1781 (he was not on the Jul 1781 list). Thomas, probably this one, appears as a single man on the 1786 tax list, then as a “householder” through 1791.

Children: known are - William, Nehemiah, Isaac


1 William B. Cowgill b 17 Jul 1749, d 18 May 1807 (aged 57y 10m), Gloucester Co., NJ, m 16 Aug 1773, Swedesboro, NJ, his 2nd cousin, Lydia Dawson, b 24 Mar 1750, d 10 Nov 1809 (aged 59y 7m) (see Record of Wills, NJ). William lived in Gloucester Co., appearing on tax rolls in Greenwich Twp as early as 1773, and on the Greenwich Twp enrollments of the 1793 NJ Militia Census (which included males aged 18/45); he probably owned property in Woolwich Twp as he also appears on tax lists there 1780-1782, though not shown as a householder. His estate (he d intestate, wife Lydia, administrator) inventory included: “a brown mare; a bay horse; a bay colt; two cows; three cows; two yearling bulls; twenty sheep; nine hogs; rye in the mow supposed to be 30 bushels; sundries in the barn; wood wagon; light wagon; plows ?? & sundries; two weavers looms & tacking; wearing apparel; two bedsteds, bed and bedding; a case of drawers; two tables, chest, and sundry household goods”.


Note: Apparently Lydia Dawson, wife of William, was the Lydia Cowgill (see Page 372) who was dismissed 25 Jul 1774 by Salem Friends Meeting “for mou”. Lydia Dawson was daughter of Richard and Lydia (Silver) Dawson (who were married Feb 1743, Burlington MM). Lydia Silver was daughter of Archibald and Mary (Cowgill) Silver, and Mary Cowgill was daughter of Ralph and Susannah (Pancoast) Cowgill, Ralph's second wife.


Children: known are - Sarah, Rachel, Lydia, Elizabeth, Thomas, Nehemiah, Ann, Jane, William, Joyce, Mary, Rebecca


1 Sarah Cowgill b 17 Jul 1774, m 24 Sep 1795, at St Peter’s Episcopal Church, Gloucester Co., by JP Geoffrey Clark, William North, b 1747, d 27 Sep 1831, son of Roger and Ann (Rambo) North. William had been a Pvt in the NJ militia (“Burrough’s Regiment”). Sarah, age 81, signed an affidavit, 5 Oct 1855, asking for bounty land. Their residence was Blackwoodtown, NJ. (See page 338, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2 Rachel Cowgill b 15 Nov 1775, m Phillip Snailbecker ("Snailbaker", name eventually shortened to "Baker"), d 1800. Rachel’s father and uncle Isaac signed as co-bondsmen, with Rachel, for Phillip’s estate. (See page 338, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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3 Lydia Cowgill b 14 Oct 1777, m 5 May 1803, Old Swede's Church, Philadelphia, W. Cerich McCormick of Ocean City, NJ. (See page 339, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4 Elizabeth Cowgill b 6 Aug 1779, d by 1812, m 18 Jan 1810 (under Marriages, NJ Archives), Swedesboro, Gloucester Co., NJ, Isaiah West.


5 Thomas Cowgill (twin) b 19 Oct 1781, d in infancy.


6 Nehemiah Cowgill (twin) b 19 Oct 1781, d 6 Oct 1867, at the home of son Isaac, age 85y 11m, Paulsboro, NJ, m 23 Aug 1810, Swedesboro, NJ, Elizabeth Jones, b 20 Feb 1791, d 7 Feb 1858, dau of Abraham and Ruth (Davis) Jones, of Swedish descent (Abraham Jones was a Revolutionary War veteran). Both bur St Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Cem., Paulsboro. Marriage date of Aug 1810 recorded in Raccoon Church and Biography and Journal of Nicholas Collin, listed #49. Raccoon Church is Holy Trinity Episcopal of Swedesboro, NJ. Elizabeth is listed separately on the 1850 census with Charles, Thomas, and Elizabeth.

Children: known are - William, Abram, Thomas, Lydia, Ruth, Nehemiah, Isaac, Hiram, Charles, Thomas, Joseph, Elizabeth


1 William S. Cowgill b 9 Sep 1811, d 8 Jun 1846, m 25 May 1837, Elizabeth B. Small, b 9 Feb 1819, d 23 Apr 1859. Both bur in St Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church Cem., Paulsboro, NJ. There is a very old, illegible, tombstone next to theirs (is it Charles?). Is this the William Cogill mentioned in a Gloucester Co. history as "drowned at Gloucester Point" in 1846?

Children: known are – Charles, Alice, Sarah Elizabeth, Willimena


1 Charles S. Cowgill b 26 May 1838 or 6 May 1838?), d 27 Aug 1861, killed by a boiler explosion during the Civil War while serving in the Confederate Army. (Source?)


2 Alice Beaty Cowgill b Feb 1840, d 1933, m 2 May 1867, Gloucester Co., NJ, John Chase Stinson, b 4 Sep 1834, NH, d 1914, son of John C. and Betsy (Stinson) Stinson. (See page 339, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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3 Sarah Elizabeth Cowgill b ca 1844, Gloucester Co., NJ, d 21 Sep 1854 (tombstone has age 10y ?m 21d). Bur St Paul’s Methodist Church Cem.


4 Willimene “Willie” Cowgill b Dec 1846, NJ (shown on 1870 - 1920 census with sister Alice as a single schoolteacher), d 1919 (tombstone, but listed on 1920 census in Jan 1920!), bur in St Paul’s Methodist Church Cem. next to parents.


2 Abram Cowgill b 5 Jan 1813, Paulsboro, NJ, d 17 Apr 1892, m(1) 16 Nov 1837 (Gloucester Co. clerk records has 28 Dec 1837), Gloucester Co., Ketura (Keturah) Miller, b 22 Oct 1816, d 17 Nov 1841, dau of Stephen Miller; m(2) 22 Jan 1846, Salem Co., Rachel Abrams Bowers, b 1 Jan 1821, d 15 Apr 1885, a widow, with three children. Marriage record shows both as residents of Gloucester Co. (data from South Jersey Biographies). Abraham d intestate, his appraisal (6974H) in NJ Archives, 1892. Did Abram have a 2nd child by (1)? – a Catherine, b ca 1839, is with him on the 1850/1860 censuses. Abram and Rachel bur St Paul’s Methodist Church, Paulsboro.

Children: known are - Stephen, Sarah, Abbie, Lydia, William Gaskill, James, Abram, Rachel, Ada, George, Laura


1 Stephen M. Cowgill b 21 Sep 1838, DE (MD per 1900 census), d 9 May 1904 (said to have drowned in the Delaware River), m 14 Nov 1874, Catherine Cafrey, b 25 Mar 1855, PA, d 20 Apr 1928. Stephen served in the Civil War as a Private, later 1st Sgt, in Co A, 7th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry, mustering in 17 Sep 1861 and mustering out 17 Jul 1865. He was commissioned 2Lt in Co E on 22 Jun 1865. He applied for pension 16 Dec 1891; widow (Catherine E) applied 5 Jul 1904 NJ. Stephen bur Evergreen Cem., Camden.

Children: known are – Anna Citura, George Cafrey, Isaac Franklin, Howard Stephen, Clarence Walton, James Hansen, Samuel Barker, Lillie Pearl, Myrtle May


1 Anna Citura Cowgill b 29 May 1875, PA, m 28 Aug 1894, Camden, NJ, George R. Livingston, b ca 1873.


2 George Cafrey Cowgill b 5 Feb 1879, NJ, d 19 Mar 1961, m 12 Feb 1902, Mary J. Tuttle b 17 Jan 1884, d 1 Apr 1937. George was a veteran of World War I.

Children: known are – Florence Lefried, George Stephen, Howard, Harry, Doris May


1 Florence Lefried Cowgill b 11 Dec 1902. No further information.


2 George Stephen Cowgill b 6 Oct 1910, d Mar 1983, m 29 Nov 1930, Stella Scheeler, b 23 Dec 1913, d 5 Jun 2010.

Children: known are – George, Joseph, William, Howard, Susan


1 George E. Cowgill b 10 Mar 1932, d 15 Jan 1958, aged 25y, m Jun 1954, NJ, Joan E. Holloway, b 15 Jul 1935, d 11 Dec 2016.


2 Joseph E. Cowgill b 13 Jun 1933, d Jan 1984, m Mary Reilly. Joseph was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He worked as an accountant at the US Navy Base in Philadelphia. Bur Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Marple Twp, Delaware Co.

Children: known are (order uncertain) – Joseph M., Dennis G., Shawn Patrick, Mary, Barbara


3 William G. Cowgill


4 Howard J. Cowgill


5 Susan S. Cowgill


3 Howard J. Cowgill Sr b 26 Apr 1920, NJ, d 6 Aug 2008, m 17 Jun 1942, Lena Mary Hinman, b 10 Feb 1924, d 28 May 1990, aged 66y. Howard was a veteran of World War II.

Children: known are – Joanna, Howard


1 Joanna Lynn Cowgill


2 Howard James Cowgill Jr


4 Harry T. Cowgill b 21 Jul 1923, d 11 Nov 1993. Harry served in the US Navy during World War II.


5 Doris May Cowgill b 1 Sep 1927, d Dec 1994, m Leonard Fisler.


3 Isaac Francis Cowgill b 20 Jul 1881, NJ, m ca 1901, Mary Anne Lloyd, b 23 Aug 1883, PA, d Oct 1966, dau of John Lloyd.

Children: known are – Edna, Lillie Pearl, Bertha


1 Edna A. Cowgill b 27 Mar 1902, NJ, d May 1981, m 11 Sep 1922, NJ, William Snyder, b ca 1901, PA.


2 Lillie Pearl Cowgill b 19 May 1904, NJ, d 4 May 1987, m 16 Jan 1926, NJ, Nicholas P. Mancini, b 1909, d 1993.


3 Bertha Cowgill b Jul 1911, NJ


4 Howard Stephen Cowgill b 27 Oct 1883, d Aug 1967, m 29 Jan 1907, Mary Elizabeth (“Mamie”) Stillwill, b 10 Apr 1890, NJ, d 26 Jul 1942.

Children: known are – Naomi, Catherine, Harriet, Anna, Clarence, Emma, Isaac Franklin, Andrew, Helen, Howard, William, Raymond, Harry, Ella, Lorraine, Edward


1 Naomi Jane Cowgill b 29 Sep 1907, d bef 1910.


2 Catherine Lucetta Cowgill b 20 Nov 1908, m ____ Barr.


3 Harriet May Cowgill b 24 Feb 1910, d 28 Jun 1993, m ____ Foster.


4 Anna May Cowgill b 16 Aug 1912, d bef 1915 (not with family on census that year)?


5 Clarence Walton Cowgill b 25 Feb 1914, d Apr 1967, m Anna Hughes, b 14 Mar 1919, NJ, d 5 Jul 2001.

   Children: known are - Betty, William


6 Emma May Cowgill b 16 Nov 1916


7 Isaac Franklin Cowgill b 31 Mar 1918, NJ, d 10 Apr 1987, m Marie (Anna) M. Loveland, d 2 Jan 2012, age 87. Frank was a veteran of World War II and a former employee of H & H Industries in Pennsauken.

Child: known is -


1 Janet Cowgill


8 Andrew Carl Cowgill


9 Helen May Cowgill b 14 Jan 1921, d 1960, m Raymond "Lefty" Houston, d 1988.


10 Howard Stephen Cowgill Jr b 6 Mar 1923, NJ, d 19 Jul 1989, m Mar 1971, NJ, Anna M. Capone.


11 William Thomas Cowgill


12 Raymond Earle Cowgill Sr b 7 Feb 1926, d 23 Feb 1980, m 7 Feb 1946, Doris June Loveland, b 2 Jun 1928. Raymond was a veteran of World War II.

Children: known are - Raymond Earle Jr (d 25 Mar 2002), Ronald, Philip, Eleanor, Robert, Bruce


13 Harry Taylor Cowgill


14 Ella May Cowgill


15 Lorraine June Cowgill


16 Edward Arthur Cowgill


5 Clarence Walter Cowgill b 8 Oct 1886, m Catherine Neild, b ca 1888, NJ, d Jul 1959, dau of Elmer E. and Elizabeth Neild.

Children: known are – William, Dorothy


1 William Cowgill b 22 Aug 1920, NJ, d Mar 1984, m Maggie R. ____, b 25 Jun 1923, d 10 Jul 2002. William was a veteran of World War II, serving as a Staff Sgt, US Army Air Force. Both bur Harleigh Cem., Camden Co., NJ. Family?


2 Dorothy Cowgill b 1922, NJ, 2 Feb 1999, m 1940, August W. Crisp.


6 James Hanson Cowgill b 19 Jun 1889. No further information.


7 Samuel Barker Cowgill b 13 Jun 1890. No further information.


8 Lillie Pearl Cowgill b 28 Jan 1893, m 3 Apr 1910, Stacy F. Nevius, b 1 Nov 1888, d 12 Aug 1947.


9 Myrtle May Cowgill b 28 Sep 1895, NJ, d 16 Sep 1971, m(1) 2 Sep 1915, Max Nissenzone; m(2) Joseph McGinnis.


2 Sarah Elizabeth Cowgill, dau of Abram and Rachel Cowgill, b 1 Nov 1846, d 1927, m 30 Jun 1864, Lawrence Root Nuss, b 26 Aug 1843, d 1922. Lawrence was a veteran of the Civil War, serving as private, Co E, 24th Regt, NJ Volunteers. (See page 340, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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3 Abigail "Abbie" Anna Cowgill b 3 Nov 1848, m 9 Nov 1876, Charles Davall, son of Charles T. and Lydia (Thorn) Davall.


4 Lydia M. Cowgill b 10 Dec 1850, d 1926, m 18 Mar 1875, Gloucester Co., Joseph Albert Green.


5 William Gaskill Cowgill b 9 Nov 1852, Paulsboro, NJ, d 12 Oct 1933, m(1) 11 Apr 1878, Paulsboro, Lydia “Lillie” Wylie Cox, b 12 Jun 1854, NJ, d 22 Aug 1920, dau of George and Cornelia D. Cox; m(2) Ethyl (Ailes?) Reed. William was the Greenwich Twp town clerk in 1876-1883.

Children: known are – Ada Diamond, William, Clarence


1 Ada Diamond Cowgill b 4 Sep 1879, d Jun 1977, m 6 Nov 1898, John Rambo Locke, b 16 Mar 1877, d 6 Apr 1949. John added the "e" to the last name and the 3 children were born "Locke". (See page 341, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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2 William Gaskill Cowgill Jr b 17 Jun 1886, NJ, d 16 Nov 1984, m(1) 2 Jan 1907, Florence Shivers Kirby, b 17 May 1885, NJ, d 16 Apr 1943, dau of Jacob Kirby; m(2) Ethel M. Mills, b 4 Apr 1903, d 10 Nov 1991, aged 89.

Children: known are – Helen, Marion, Fred


1 Helen Cowgill b 29 Aug 1908, NJ, d 30 Jan 1999, m 1930, NJ, Charles M. Pyle, b 1906, d 1993.


2 Marion V. Cowgill b 14 Feb 1910, NJ, d 194_, m George I. Miller.


3 Fred (Frederick L. on tombstone) Cowgill b 11 Apr 1912, NJ, d 30 Mar 1981, m 1933, NJ, Dorothy F. Fitzgerald, b 21 May 1913, d 24 Jun 2001.

Children: known are – Barbara, William Gaskill III


1 Barbara L. Cowgill


2 William “Billy” Gaskill Cowgill III b 28 Dec 1941, d 2 Apr 1983, m Sandra A. Goffman. Last address for William was Chatham, Chester Co., PA.


3 Clarence Simmons Cowgill b 15 Dec 1887, NJ, d 1953, m 31 Jul 1914, Congegational Church, Beliol, Canada, Mabelle Muriel Cantwell, b 1890, of Montreal, Canada, d Jun 1975, dau of Frank Alphonse and Elizabeth Mary Martin Cantwell. Clarence was described as a civil engineer at his wedding. Apparently no children.


6 James Jessup Cowgill b 15 Mar 1855, NJ, d 21 Feb 1899, m 16 Oct 1879, Eleanor Hill Bramell, b 20 Mar 1855, d 8 Mar 1920, dau of Benjamin and Amanda (Hill) Bramell. Both bur in Eglington Cem., Clarksboro, NJ. James’ will, probated in NJ, 1900, left all to wife Eleanor; executor was her brother, Joseph Bramell. The Bramells had arrived in Philadelphia from England in 1830, and were in Paulsboro (Billingsport), farming on the river by the time Eleanor was born. Her father was a tugboat captain. James J. Cowgill did various white collar jobs. A descendant has a ledger book he kept as paymaster for the crews paving Paulsboro roads with oyster shells in the late 1880's. He died of pneumonia after going through a blizzard to the telephone exchange. He was active on the board of education, Greenwich Twp committee, and supervised the Lincoln Park Steamboat and Amusement Co.; at one time, excursion boats brought people from Philadelphia to the amusement park across the Delaware River. He was also a Greenwich Twp (tax?) collector in 1881 and 1882.

Children: known are - Walter, Harry, Ida, Melvina, James


1 Walter D. Cowgill b 29 Aug 1882, NJ, d 8 Jan 1967, Irvington, NJ, m 27 Dec 1912, Gertrude H. Devonshire, b Aug 1893, MD, dau of Benjamin and Jenette Devonshire.

Children: known are – Ralph, Robert


1 Ralph D. Cowgill b 7 Jun 1914, d 1 Mar 2005, m Minette Y. ____, b 1 Oct 1912, d 22 Apr 1986. Ralph was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Navy. Last address Pittstown, Hunterdon Co., NJ. Bur Locust Grove Cem., Quakertown, Franklin Twp.

Children: known are – Martha, Margaret


1 Martha Cowgill


2 Margaret E. Cowgill


2 Robert J. Cowgill b 1 Oct 1916, NJ, d 8 Nov 1986, m Adela ____, b ca 1916, NJ (is this Sarah, b 11 Sep 1912, d 8 May 1988? Or is she a 2nd m?). Robert was a veteran of World War II. Last address Columbus, GA.

Child: known is -


1 Robert Cowgill Jr


2 Harry Bramell "Barney" Cowgill b 6 Dec 1884, d 26 Apr 1954, m 30 Dec 1914, Frances Moreland, b 12 Jan 1894, d 23 Jul 1965, dau of Joseph R. and Laura F. (Jones) Moreland. Both bur Eglington Cem., Clarksboro, NJ. Harry was a Supt of construction for Dupont Co.

Children: known are - Joseph, Harry B. Jr


1 Joseph Moreland Cowgill b 20 Sep 1915, Wilmington, DE, d 29 Aug 2016, m 16 Aug 1942, Weakley Co., TN, Jane Mayo, b 16 Apr 1916, Dresden, TN, d 15 May 1978, bur Greenfield, TN, dau of Dr Basil S. and Ruby Daye (Hillis) Mayo. Joseph was a veteran of World War II.

Children: known are - Ellen, Elizabeth


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1 Ellen Cowgill


2 Elizabeth "Betsy" Cowgill (See page 343, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2 Harry B. Cowgill Jr b 27 Sep 1916, Salem Co., NJ, d 23 Mar 1990, GA, m 18 Feb 1939, Ann Olivia Taylor, b 10 Dec 1918, Colton, NY, d 22 Jan 2015, dau of Frank D. Sr and Mary (O’Grady) Taylor.

Children: known are - Eleanor, James Thomas, Robert


1 Eleanor Cowgill


2 James Thomas Cowgill


3 Robert Cowgill, a cancer surgeon in Atlanta, b 27 Jan 1944, Rockville Center, NY, d 20 Aug 2006, m(1) 10 Aug 1964, Janet Irene Settina, dau of Fred and Irene Settina; m(2) 2 Mar 1974, as her 2nd husband, Diane (McNeil) Blackwell; m(3) Christene ____ (as wife in obit). Robert earned his M.D. from the Univ of VA in 1969; in 1978, he joined the staff of St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, and became the first medical director of Hospice Atlanta that year. He remained involved in the field, most recently as medical director of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, formerly Haven House Hospice.

Children: known are – Kimberly, Daniel, Jessica, Jennifer, Julia


3 Ida Brammel Cowgill (twin) b 2 Mar 1887, d 1964, m 16 Oct 1922, Rev (Presbyterian) Walter P. Boardman. Twins Ida Bramell and Amanda Melvina were born "during the blizzard of 1887". Both are bur with their husbands in Eglington. (See page 343, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4 Amanda Melvina "Mellie" Cowgill (twin) b 2 Mar 1887, d 1965, m Jun 1915, George H. Murray, b 1887, d 1967. (See page 343, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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5 James Jessup Cowgill b 28 Sep 1895, d 3 Dec 1919, m 3 Jul 1916, Mary Homer Black, b Aug 1899, dau of Dr A. B. and Emma Black. Mary remarried (1925) after James’ death to Rev. Allen H. Tongue, who adopted her dau Ruth.

Children: known are – Eleanor, Ruth


1 Eleanor M. Cowgill b Aug 1917, d 11 Oct 1917.


2 Ruth Ida Cowgill b 20 Sep 1918, d 19 May 1965, m 9 Sep 1939, St John’s Episcopal Church, East Mauch Chunk, PA, Joseph Oran Young of Wilton, CT.


7 Abram (Abraham) Cowgill (twin) b 12 Mar 1858, Paulsboro, NJ, d 9 May 1935, m 15 Mar 1888, Gibbstown, NJ, Isabella Packer Mullen, b 21 Feb 1859, Gibbstown, d 23 Apr 1915.

Children: known are – Grace Salisbury, Linda Mullen, Charles Paul, Winfred Nuss, John Mullen, Blanche, Rachel Casselberry


1 Grace Salisbury Cowgill b 27 Dec 1888, Paulsboro, d 22 Apr 1898 (from measles).


2 Linda Mullen Cowgill, b 20 Aug 1890, Paulsboro, d 23 Jun 1949, South Pasadena, CA.


3 Charles Paul Cowgill, b 18 Mar 1892, Paulsboro, d 10 Oct 1986, m 5 Nov 1937 (or 10 Nov 1937?), Camden, NJ, Marjorie Lee Smith, b 16 May 1901, Troy, PA, d 7 May 1978. Charles was a veteran of World War I. No Children.


4 Winfred Nuss Cowgill b 14 Jan 1894, Bridesburg, PA, d 6 Apr 1941, Vincentown, NJ, m 29 Mar 1919, Bridgeton, NJ, Helena Catherine Patterson, b 26 May 1894, Greenwich, NJ, d Mar 1976.

Child: known is -


1 Winfred Paul Cowgill b 5 Aug 1921, Bridgeton, NJ, d 18 Apr 2010, m 6 Jan 1951, Wilmington, DE, Pauline Drummond Wagner, b 9 Jul 1919, Oxford, PA, d 2 Mar 1990, Raleigh. Pauline was living in NC. Winfred was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Army Air Corps. He was captured and imprisoned in Romania.

Children: known are – Winfred Paul, Candace, Jon


1 Winfred Paul Cowgill


2 Candace Drummond Cowgill


3 Jon Craig Cowgill


5 John Mullen Cowgill b 17 Aug 1896, Paulsboro, d 11 Oct 1918 (of pneumonia), Camp Humphreys, VA. John was in service for World War I.


6 Blanche P. Cowgill b 26 Jul 1898, Paulsboro, d 5 Aug 1898.


7 Rachel Casselberry Cowgill b 5 Oct 1901, Paulsboro, d 23 Nov 1981, m 10 Oct 1931, Valley Forge, PA, Samuel A. Rigel, b 24 Jul 1896, Newtown, Lancaster Co., PA. No children.


8 Rachel Cowgill (twin) b 12 Mar 1858, d 1936, m(1) 2 Apr 1879, George Bramell, b 1856, who d 15 Jul 1879 (George and his youngest sister, Dorothy, drowned in the Delaware River); m(2) 13 Apr 1888, Harry F. Casselberry, b 15 Jun 1852, NJ. (See page 344, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


9 Ada S. (listed as “Clara” in NJ birth records) Cowgill b 25 Mar 1860, m 6 Aug 1884, Charles E. Paul, b 18 Jan 1859, NJ. (See page 344, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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10 George C. McCelland Cowgill b 19 Dec 1861, d 28 Aug 1864. Bur St Paul’s Methodist Cem.


11 Laura Frances Cowgill b 2 Jul 1864, d 14 Jun 1945. Single.


3 Thomas Cowgill, son of Nehemiah and Elizabeth (Jones), b 6 Jul 1814, apparently d in infancy.


4 Lydia Cowgill b 24 Jul 1816. No further information.


5 Ruth Cowgill b 21 May 1818, d 17 May 1905, Paulsboro, NJ. Single. Bur St Paul’s Methodist Cem.


6 Nehemiah Cowgill b 4 Jun 1820, d 26 Jan 1910, age 89y 7m 22d, m 11 Feb 1843, Gloucester Co., NJ, Margaret T. Wolf, b 1825, d 30 May 1880. Both bur in St Paul’s Methodist Church Cem.

Child: known is -


1 Sarah Elizabeth Cowgill b 1844, d 1850, bur Paulsboro, NJ.


7 Isaac J. Cowgill b 23 Aug 1822, d 9 Mar 1900, m 3 Jul 1855, Gloucester Co., as her 2nd husband, Mary T. (Acton) Warner, b 1822, d 25 Mar 1900, aged 78y, dau of Joseph L. and Rebecca (Bradway) Acton. Both Isaac and Mary d intestate. Isaac held several civic offices in Greenwich Twp: he was a JP in 1864; elected a “freeholder” 1876 through 1878; a township committee member in 1872, 1874, and 1875; and was a township (tax?) collector in 1864-1866 and 1881 and 1882. Isaac served in the Civil War as a Cpl, later Sgt in Co E, 7th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry, mustering in 1 Sep 1862 and mustering out 29 Jun 1863. He applied for pension 21 Jul 1890 from NJ; his widow (Mary T.) applied 22 Mar 1919 NJ. Isaac declared “no living children” in 1898. Both bur St Paul’s Methodist Church, Paulsboro.

Children: known are – Anna, Emma, Mary


1 Anna “Annie” S. Cowgill b 18 Feb 1856, NJ, d bef 1900, m 1 Jan 1879, Charles Parker Jr, b Mar 1853, NJ.


2 Emma Cowgill b 1858, d 22 Sep 1859 (whooping cough), aged 15m 10d, bur near father.


3 Mary E. Cowgill b 19 Nov 1859, d 1860, bur near father.


8 Hiram Cowgill b 27 Feb 1825, d 21 Feb 1896, Paulsboro, NJ, m Margaret Warren, b 1834, Ireland, d Jun 1897. Hiram apparently d intestate. His brother, Isaac J., was appointed administrator of his estate. Though described as a farmer and carpenter on census records, Hiram must have worked as a pharmacist his last years as his estate inventory was largely made up of drugs. Both bur St Mary’s Cem., Gloucester City, NJ.

Children: known are – Mary, James, J. Ira, Margaret, Hiram, Hannah


1 Mary Cowgill b 7 May 1862, m 17 Aug 1886, George J. Breen.


2 James W. Cowgill b 29 Dec 1864, Paulsboro, NJ, d 1866, aged 1y 11m.


3 J. Ira Cowgill b 29 Oct 1866, NJ, d 21 May 1915, Fayette Co., KY, m(1) ca 1885, _____ Martin?, d bef 1900, dau of Sarah W. Martin, b England; m(2) 16 Apr 1895, Kenton Co., KY, Edith C. Waterman, b 1871, d 19 Sep 1896 (in childbirth; bur Waterman plot, Highland Cem., Kenton Co.); m(3) 17 Sep 1902, Kenton Co., Alice Mardis, b ca 1878, KY, d 25 Jun 1966. Ira, a carpenter, was in Kenton Co., KY by 1892 (listed in the Covington City Directory). He is shown on the 1900 census as a widower, married for 13 years. Alice m(2) Stanley A. ("Harry"?) Townsley, b ca 1875, OH.

Children: known are – Edna, E. A., Thelma, Hazel, William Charles


1 Edna Stanton (Cowgill) b 8 Mar 1889, NJ, dau of Ira Cowgill and Elsie Louisa Stanton (who later m William M. Johnson), m ____ Wilkinson. Edna may have been adopted by her step-father as she was later known as Edna Johnson.


2 E. A. Cowgill (dau) b KY, d at birth. Bur Waterman plot, Highland Cem.


3 Thelma M. Cowgill b ca 1904, KY. No further information.


4 Hazel A. Cowgill b 30 Mar 1907, KY, d 5 Mar 1920, Cincinnati (of “cardiac insufficiency during preparation for cleft palette surgery”). Hazel and Charles listed at the Knights Pithian Home (a children's home?) in Fayette Co., KY, in 1920. Hazel described as a schoolgirl on death cert; bur Highland Cem.


5 William Charles Cowgill b ca 1908, KY. Charles listed at the Knights Pithian Home (a children's home?) with sister Hazel in 1920, in Cincinnati with his mother and step-father in 1930. Family?


4 Margaret Cowgill b 25 Apr 1868, NJ, d 6 Jul 1931, m 28 Nov 1894, Robert Walker Black of Pennsgrove, NJ.


5 Hiram Cowgill b 10 Apr 1871, NJ, d 18 Jun 1875 (of scarlet fever), aged 4y 2m 7d.


6 Hannah Cowgill b 10 Aug 1875, NJ, d early (not with the family on the 1880 census)?


9 Charles Cowgill b 4 Apr 1827, d 20 Jul 1911, Paulsboro, NJ, m(1) 23 Nov 1851, Rebecca Jane Zane, b 1826, d 29 Mar 1871, age 44y 11m; m(2) 1872, Esther E. Wizell, b 23 Jun 1836, d 21 May 1919. Charles served in the Civil War as Private, Co E, 24th New Jersey Infantry, mustering in 1 Sep 1862 and mustering out 29 Jun 1863. He applied for pension 12 Jun 1880 from NJ; his widow (Esther E) applied 11 Oct 1911. On the 1890 Civil War Soldiers and Widows Census, Charles stated "blind in left eye".

Child: known is - (there was a Bessie Cowgill, aged 5 to 30, in his household in 1895) -


1 Alice S. Cowgill b 21 Jun 1873, d 13 Mar 1893 (of pneumonia).


10 Thomas Cowgill b 1 Jun 1829, d 24 Mar 1910, m 5 Jul 1855, Dyamy (Diadamie) Dare Devault, of Parksville, later Camden, NJ, b 30 Nov 1836/7, d 25 Jun 1906, dau of Benjamin W. and Mary K. Devault. Thomas was Overseer of Highways for West Deptford Twp, Gloucester Co., in 1883.

Children: known are – Louisa, William, Mary, Isabella, Ruth, Rebecca, Dyamy


1 Louisa Cowgill b 16 Apr 1856, m 13 Dec 1875, John Ritchie, b Feb 1853, NJ.


2 William C. Cowgill b 15 Aug 1858, NJ, d 30 Mar 1935, m 9 Mar 1879, Ella (Ellen) Hoffman, b May 1858, PA, d Jan 1920.

Children: known are – Mary, William, Harry, Ellen, Bertram


1 Mary J. “Jennie” Cowgill b Feb 1880, PA, d 1973, m Apr 1906, Harry L. Burton, b 1880, NJ, d 17 Jan 1970. Her father was living with them in 1930.


2 William Cowgill b 17 Jun 1886, d bef 1900.


3 Harry Cowgill b 10 Nov 1888, NJ, d bef 1905.


4 Ellen "Nellie" Cowgill b 4 May 1891, NJ, m 1909, Benjamin G. Harrison, b ca 1887, PA.


5 Bertram Cowgill b 4 Jan 1895, NJ, d 24 Oct 1967, m Apr 1917, Cordelia S. Sharp, b 1895, NJ, d 26 Dec 1957.

Child: known is -


1 John F. Cowgill b 29 Aug 1925, NJ, d 17 Mar 2007, m ca 1948, Inez Jones, b 19 Jul 1929, NJ, d 13 Jul 1999. John was a US Navy Veteran of WWII. Inez worked for Specialty Castings Inc. in Woodbury for 38 years before retiring in 1992; she was a drum majorette at Paulsboro HS; bur in Woodbury Memorial Park, West Deptford.

Children: known are – Daniel, Delia


1 Daniel Cowgill


2 Delia Cowgill


3 Mary Cowgill b 19 Jun 1860, d 18 Dec 1947, m 3 Sep 1890, Gloucester Co., William Reed (also as Read), b Oct 1859, NJ. No further information.


4 Isabella “Bell” Hughes Cowgill b 21 Sep 1864, Mickletown, d 3 Aug 1946, Gibbstown, NJ, m 28 Sep 1882, George Henry Smith, b 8 May 1859, Monroeville, NJ, d 21 May 1910.


5 Ruth Cowgill b 14 Jun 1867, m ca 1888, Baptist S. Scull, b Nov 1865, NJ, son of Edmund S. and Amanda (Randolph) Scull.


6 Rebecca “Jennie” Cowgill b 2 Mar 1870, m 3 Oct 1894, Albert H. Graf of Kirkwood, NJ. No further information.


7 Dyamy Cowgill b 19 Jan 1875, m ca 1896, ____ Swisher. No further information.


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11 Joseph T. Cowgill b 22 Mar 1832, d 6 Apr 1904 (death cert; gravestone has 1832 - 1904; pension file says 6 Apr 1901), Wilmington, DE, m 29 Nov 1855, Paulsboro, NJ, Anna Elizabeth Miller, b May 1837, NJ, dau of Burroughs (Sr) and Mary Ann Miller. Joseph left Anna and the children and went to live in Wilmington, DE. Their son, John W. and family, who had been living with his wife's parents, moved in with Anna and children. Joseph served as a civilian contract engineer aboard the US Transport Ship “Osgood” during the Civil War. His application for a pension was denied on the basis that he was not a government employee. He apparently sometimes used the alias, “William Smith”. Joseph bur St Paul’s Methodist Church Cem., Paulsboro, NJ. Note: was there another child, Augusta (Gussie) Cowgill, d of tuberculosis before 1894, m a Peterson?

Children: known are - Miller, George Howard, Augusta, Edward, John, Ann, Franklin, Burroughs


1 Miller R. Cowgill b 22 Sep 1856, d 29 Apr 1879 (of tuberculosis). Note: his tombstone shows 1849 as year of birth.


2 George Howard Cowgill b 7 Mar 1860, NJ, d 20 Dec 1937, Wilmington, DE, m Katherine (Kate) Teresa Dillon, b Jun 1862, Ireland, d 30 Jul 1922, Wilmington, dau of Thomas and Mary (Egan) Dillon.

Children: known are – Thomas Joseph, Mary, George, Howard, James, William Hiram, Nehemiah Francis


1 Thomas Joseph Cowgill b 21 Apr 1888, Elk Ridge, MD, d 13 Nov 1933, m 27 Oct 1910, DE, Ethel A. Tarbutton of Salisbury, MD, b ca 1891, d 1955, dau of Charles M. and Maggie A. (Wilson) Tarbutton.

Children: known are – Catherine, Ethell, Charles Edward, Elizabeth, William, Evelyn


1 Catherine Cowgill b 1910, Wilmington, DE, d 23 Jul 1911.


2 Ethell Cowgill b 19 Feb 1911, New Castle, DE, d bef 1920.


3 Charles Edward “Ed” Cowgill b 30 Aug 1912, Wilmington, DE, d 22 Mar 1996, m(1) Jan 1943, Helen T. (George) Beirne, d 26 Jan 1981; div 1947; m(2) 9 Aug 1952, Josephine (Singleton) Martin, b 16 Apr 1917, KS, d 8 Aug 1980, the day before their 28th wedding anniversary; m(3) 12 Sep 1981, Anna W. (Thorn) Trautman. Ed was a retired deputy coroner for Los Angeles Co., CA. Last address Port Richey, Pasco Co., FL.

Children: known are – Edward, Carole


1 Edward Earl Cowgill


2 Carole Jean Cowgill


4 Mary Elizabeth Cowgill b 10 May 1914, Wilmington, DE, d 16 Dec 1998, m ____ Morton. Lived Glendora, NJ.


5 William Medford Cowgill b 13 Jan 1916, DE, d 19 Jan 2009, m(1) Mary Kerting, b ca 1921, NJ, dau of Michael and Lucy Kerting 47 from Newfoundland; m(2) 6 Nov 1945, Leesville, LA, Doris Mae Lamberth, b 21 May 1923, LA, d 26 Nov 2001, dau of Ellis Ducote and Hettie Elizabeth (McClain) Lamberth. William enlisted in US Army 15 May 1942 at Ft Dix, NJ, discharged 23 Jan 1945 at Ft Polk, LA. Served in the Signal Corps with the 38th Div.

Children: known are – Audrey, Cotie


1 Audrey E. Cowgill


2 Cotie W. Cowgill


6 Evelyn Janett Cowgill b 25 Apr 1917, Wilmington, DE, m ____ Phillips. Lived Honeybrook, PA.


7 Thomas Joseph Cowgill b 3 Aug 1918, Wilmington, DE, d 18 Aug 1918.


2 Mary Elizabeth Cowgill b 23 Mar 1890, MD, m 8 Jan 1938, Wilmington, William Joseph McCormick, b ca 1893.


3 George H. Cowgill b 4 Jan 1891, d 22 Jul 1893 (death cert shows age as 5 months; were there two infant sons George?), of cholera.


4 Howard John Cowgill b 29 Jun 1894, DE, d 7 Aug 1965, m 28 Nov 1935, Nassawadox, VA, Georgia Miles Jones, b 20 Jan 1902, d 12 Feb 1992. Lived in Wilmington. Children?


5 James D. Cowgill b 14 Jan 1897, d 30 Jan 1897.


6 William Hiram Cowgill b 31 Oct 1898, Wilmington, d 6 Jan 1975, Wilmington, DE, m 28 Jun 1924, Galena, MD, Emily Blanche Little, b 24 Nov 1899, Wilmington, d 23 Dec 1985, dau of William David and Virginia Florence (Huber) Little.

Child: known is -


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1 William Hiram Cowgill Jr b 4 Oct 1925, Corpus Christi, TX, d 12 Mar 1990, m 26 Oct 1945, Wilmington, Dorothy Agnew Ritchie, b 16 Jan 1925, Philadelphia, PA, dau of Andrew and Helen Lowe (Brown) Ritchie (of Scotland). William was a veteran of World War II.

Children: known are – William, David


1 William Andrew Cowgill


2 David James Cowgill


7 Nehemiah (Ned) Francis Cowgill b 19 Nov 1903, DE, d Sep 1969, m 20 Aug 1927, Melvina Elizabeth Harrington, b 3 Oct 1905, d 28 Mar 1998. Last address Millville, Cumberland Co., NJ.

Children: known are – Frances, George, Edgar, John


1 George William Cowgill b 7 Jul 1928, d 12 Aug 2009, m 28 Jun 1969, Dade Co., FL, Mary Dickson, b 16 Sep 1939, d 3 Jul 2010. George was a veteran of the US Air Force. Both bur Arlington National Cem. Last address: Northport, Tuscaloosa Co., AL.

Children: known are – Steven, Michael


1 Steven Cowgill


2 Michael E. Cowgill


2 Frances Mary Cowgill b 19 Oct 1929, DE, d 2 Aug 1931, said to have drowned at an early age. Shown as age 6 (listed after George, so probably a mistake for 6/12) on 1930 census.


3 Edgar F. (Ted) Cowgill


4 John Cowgill


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3 Elizabeth Cowgill b 1863, d 28 Jul 1863.


4 Edward Cowgill b 10 Feb 1865, d early.


5 John Westherby Cowgill b Feb 1865, Camden, South Jersey, d 1938, m ca 1887, Hannah Lock, b Oct 1869, d 1933, bur Clarksboro, NJ, dau of George and Louise Lock.

Children: known are (one, name unknown, d bef 1900) – Edwin, Raymond Miller, Harry, Florence, John, Frank, Alice


1 Edwin Ellsworth Cowgill b 4 Nov 1887, NY, d 11 Oct 1973, IL, m(1) Edna Farr Huston, d ca 1911; m(2) ca 1914, Vilda Jean Hemmingsen, b ca 1888, WI, d 16 Jun 1960. In Highland Park, Lake Co., IL, in 1930.

Children: known are – Muriel, Jean, Edwin, Ralph, Betty, Donald


1 Muriel Mae Cowgill b 10 Apr 1910, NJ, d 29 Jul 1964, m John Jackson Pritchett. Muriel shown alone in 1910; with her uncle Edwin Huston in 1920.


2 Jean Cowgill b ca 1916, WI


3 Edwin E. Cowgill Jr b 16 Feb 1917, WI, d 3 Mar 2001, m Marie Miller, b 24 Feb 1916, d 13 Oct 1996, dau of George H. and Josephine (Pitzen) Miller. Long-time residents of Highland Park, IL. Bur Ascension Cem., Libertyville, IL.

Child: known is -


1 Diane Cowgill, m Al Yamnitz.


4 Ralph Cowgill b 11 Mar 1919, WI, d 14 Sep 1938, Highland Park, IL, of a football injury.


5 Betty Cowgill


6 Donald John Cowgill b 29 Jul 1928, IL, d 22 Mar 2011, m Helen June Murphy, b 8 May 1926, d 18 May 2000, dau of George Edward and Delia Ann (Scott) Murphy.

   Children: known are - Donald, Kathleen, Suzzane


2 Raymond Miller Cowgill b 12 Sep 1890, d Dec 1975, m 21 Feb 1911, Manhatten, Myrtle E. Guenther, b 19 Apr 1889, d 15 Oct 1987, dau of Mary A. Guenther. Last address Atlantic City, Atlantic Co., NJ. No children.


3  Harry Cowgill b 27 Dec 1893, d before 1900.


4 Florence Cowgill b 23 Jul 1895, d 9 Oct 1982, m(1) Irving Garrison Brennan, who d 1952; m(2) 1961, Robert Biddle, who d 1962. Florence bur Clarksboro Cem., Collingswood, NJ. (See page 348, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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5 John William Cowgill Jr b 3 Feb 1898, d 5 Aug 1953, m Viola Curtis Truman, b 8 Sep 1904, d 31 Jul 1954. John served in the US Navy during World War I, Viola a Capt in the US Army. Both bur Beverly National Cem., NJ.

Child: known is -


1 Charlotte Cowgill (this must be the Charlotte V. Cowgill who m Jan 1954, NJ, Theodore M. Ernst).


6 Frank Albert Cowgill b 5 Nov 1899, NJ, d 25 Apr 1965, m Ella Marie Lawson, b 1 Jan 1902, d 1972. Last address Watseka, Iroquois Co., IL.

Children: known are – Frank Albert Jr, Thomas


1 Frank Albert Cowgill Jr b 6 Jul 1921, d Oct 1985, m 1940, Olga G. D’Andrea, b 11 Oct 1918, d 21 Jul 2004.

Children: known are – Judith, Carol


1 Judith Ann Cowgill


2 Carol Lynn Cowgill


2 Thomas John Cowgill b 21 Jun 1924, NJ, d 12 Nov 2012, m 3 Jul 1943, Isabel "Betty" H. Barry, b 19 May 1924, NJ, d 27 Sep 2003. Thomas was a veteran of WW II, serving as a a member of the US Army Air Corps in the China-Burma-India theatre.

Children: known are – Linda, Deborah, Thomas


7 Alice Cowgill b 30 Sep 1905, d 1986, m Harvey Norman Stewart. (See page 349, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


6 Ann Cowgill b 5 Mar 1868, Camden, NJ, m 6 Jan 1886, Camden, Thomas J. Peterson.


7  Franklin Cowgill b Jan 1873, Camden, NJ. No further information.


8 Burroughs Miller Cowgill b 28 Aug 1879, NJ, d 4 Jan 1923, m ca 1904, Clara Elizabeth Bry, b 1887, PA, d 20 Jul 1960, Seattle, dau of William E. and Elizabeth (Becker) Bry. Burroughs (pronounced "Burris" by the family, it being a family surname on the maternal side), youngest son; died of tuberculosis, leaving ten children.

Children: known are – Clara, inf, inf, Mabel, Arthur, Florence, Emma, Jesse, Russell, Margaret


1 Clara May Cowgill b Nov 1904, NJ, d 1960, m(1) 3 Mar 1925, NJ, Samuel T. (J.?) Smith, b ca 1904, PA; m(2) 24 Feb 1973, King Co., WA, Frederic A. Marron. Listed at her mother's (Clara) in 1930 in Camden; living in Seattle, WA, 1981/82.


2 infant, d early.


3 infant, d early.


4 Mabel F. Cowgill b Aug 1907, NJ, m 16 Nov 1928, NJ, Joseph F. McDonnell, b 1907, NJ. No further information.


5 Arthur B. Cowgill b 2 Apr 1910, NJ, d 23 Jan 1980, m(1) Alice _____, b 26 Nov 1914, d Aug 1969; m(2) 26/27 Nov 1947, Clara Carruthers, b 26 May 1910, d 26 May 1990. Arthur and Clara bur Bethel Cem., Cove Road, Pennsauken, NJ. Arthur was a machinist by trade. He worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard as a civilian during the WW II years, later at Campbell Soup Company, Camden, NJ. He, along with a friend, developed a “circular slide rule”. The prototype was given to a close friend when he died.

    Children: known are - Alice, Marilyn, unk


6 Florence Cowgill b May 1912, NJ, m 1935, NJ, Maurice Holland, b 14 Aug 1908, NJ, d Dec 1980. Did she remarry to Richard Atkinson?


7 Emma P. Cowgill b May 1914, NJ, d 2 Apr 1990, m Clarence E. Pearce.


8 Jesse L. Cowgill b 11 Nov 1915, NJ, d 30 Jul 1997, FL, m Dorothy Elizabeth Spence, b 21 Feb 1916, NJ, d 4 May 1998. Last address Port Richey, Pasco Co., FL. Jess was a tool and die maker for Newton Tool, Mantua, NJ.

Children: known are – Barbara, John, Patricia, Elaine


9 Russell Cowgill


10 Margaret V. Cowgill, m 1943, Edward T. Cunningham.


12 Elizabeth Cowgill b 10 Jan 1834, d 23 Mar 1891, bur St Paul’s Methodist Cem., Paulsboro. Single.


7 Ann (Nancy) Cowgill, dau of William and Lydia Cowgill, b 17 Nov 1783, m 1807, near Swedesboro, Patrick McCormick. (See page 349, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


8 Jane Cowgill b 3 Nov 1785, d after 1880, m 5 Nov 1808, Millville, Cumberland Co., NJ, Mark Garton (also as Garten), b 6 Mar 1784, d 17 Apr 1854.


9 William Cowgill b 7 Dec 1787, d 5 Mar 1854, Camden, m 4 Mar 1812, Gloucester Co., NJ, Mary Ann Richards.

Child: known is -


1 Mary Ann Cowgill


10 Joyce Cowgill b 4 Oct 1789, d by 1812.


11 Mary (or May?) Cowgill b 25 Aug 1792, m by 1812, William Munrow (or Merrill?) . (See page 349, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


12 Sarah Rebecca Cowgill b 11 May 1796, d 21 Mar 1884, m 8 Apr 1819, Stephen Seaman, b 1 Dec 1793, d 25 Apr 1874.


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2 Nehemiah Cowgill, son of Thomas and Elizabeth, probably the Nehemiah Cowgill b 27 Oct 1750, Philadelphia Co., PA (no parents listed), m 18 May 1773, St Paul’s P. E. Church, Philadelphia, Mary Middleton. Nehemiah is said (in an unsigned note to Daysie DeSpain postmarked 27 Oct 1973, Somers Point, NJ) to have “died a prisoner, unmarried in Phila. during Rev. War”. No proof furnished. Mary is probably the widow Mary Cowgill listed in the Philadelphia City Directory in the mid-1790s. Children?


3 Isaac Cowgill b 1760-1770 (from 1830 census), NJ, d bef 1840, m(1) ca 1790, _____ (as indicated by being a “householder” on the tax list for 1791); m(2) 3 Mar 1805, Philadelphia, at Christ Church, Catherine Burke; m(3) (“Isaac Cowgill of Greenwich Township”), 19 Sep 1826, Mrs Rosannah Williamson.
Isaac appears in public records of Gloucester Co. beginning Aug 1791, when he is listed on the Tax Ratables roll as a householder (with no acreage) in Deptford Twp; he shows on subsequent lists variously in Greenwich and Deptford Twp through 1802, the last year available for these records. On 1 Aug 1800, Isaac is listed as co-bondsmen with his brother, William, and niece, Rachel, for the estate of Rachel’s husband, Philip Snailbecker; he is recorded as witness to wills and estate inventories in the county through 1823. Isaac is listed on the 1830 census, Greenwich Twp, Gloucester Co., NJ, as age 60/70, with females aged 5/10, 15/20, and 40/50 (presumably his wife). In the note referenced under Nehemiah, above, Isaac is said to have been a son of Thomas’ 2nd marriage (not likely, given his birth date range), to have married, and “had sons and daughters - two sons went West to Indiana. Others died without issue”.


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2 Sarah Cowgill, dau of Nehemiah and Joyce, b ca 1720, d by 1786, m 25 Apr 1738, Burlington Co., NJ, John Munyon, d 1786. (See page 351, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


3 Joseph Cowgill d 1796, Deptford Twp, Gloucester Co., NJ, m 1748/9 (1st intentions of marriage 12d 10m 1748, at Haddonfield MM, 2nd intentions 9d 11m 1748/9), Ann Arnold (record states "Ann Arnel of Arnold". Joseph was “jailer of Gloucester” in 1764. By an indenture dated 18 Oct 1786, Joseph sold 25 acres of land in Egg Harbor Twp which he had received by bequest (will) of a John Lewis. He appears as a householder on 11 acres in Deptford Twp on tax lists beginning Nov 1779 (1st year extant), through 1793. Joseph had bought the lot (“near a place called Deep Hollow on the northwest side of the road from Woodbury to Salem”) in May 1759. Joseph died intestate (NJ Wills 2010H B.36 p233 Int 1796), with his son-in-law, William Perkins, as Administrator. William subsequently bought Joseph’s 11 acre lot at public auction (see note under Jonathan, below). Joseph was appointed administrator of his brother Benjamin’s estate by the Gloucester Co. Orphan’s Court; his nephew Joseph twice contested his handling of the estate (see below).

Children: known are - Elizabeth, Jonathan (?)


1 Elizabeth Cowgill, m 11 Nov 1784 (date of NJ license), William Perkins.


2 Jonathan Cowgill, m ca 1794 ____. Jonathan is a possible son of Joseph. He appears adjacent to Joseph on the 1791 tax list, and on the 1795 list is taxed as a householder (indicating probable marriage by then) on 11 acres, which may be father Joseph’s 11 acres later (in 1799) sold by William Perkins, administrator of his estate, to cover Joseph’s outstanding debts. Jonathan was disciplined (10 Jun 1794) by the Quakers at Woodbury MM, and subsequently (Sep 1794) “dismissed” for non-attendance and “marriage contrary to discipline”. He appears on extant Gloucester Co. delinquent tax lists for 1798 and 1801. Jonathan is listed in the Philadelphia City Directory between 1803-1805 as a carpenter. No further information.

Children: unknown (possibly Arnold Cowgill on page 503 under “strays”; others?)


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4 Benjamin Cowgill, d 1780? (a widow, unnamed, appears on the May 1780 tax roll for Woolwich Twp, Gloucester Co.; Catherine Cowgill, widow, appears on the same roll for Jul 1781), Gloucester Co., NJ, m(1) 31 May 1754 (date of NJ license), Gloucester Co., NJ, Sarah Ward; m(2) Catherine Chester, widow, d Mar 1801, bur 27 Mar 1801, Swedish Lutheran, later Trinity Episcopal Church, Swedesboro, where Catherine had been an active member. Strangely, Benjamin’s name is apparently not listed on any of the extant tax lists, although he had purchased 220 acres in Woolwich Twp on 19 Jun 1777 (mentioned in a 15 Oct 1784 indenture where son Joseph sold part of it to William Cowgill). Early records show that he contributed toward the building of a public school house “in the neighborhood of Swedesboro”, Woolwich Twp in 1772. Benjamin died intestate, and his estate was handled by the Gloucester Co. Orphan's Court, Joseph Cowgill (most likely Benjamin's brother), Administrator. Benjamin’s son, Joseph, went to court on several occasions, apparently unsuccessful, to contest his uncle’s handling of the estate.

Children: known are - Joseph, others?


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1 Joseph Cowgill b 1760-1770 (from 1830 census), NJ, d 1831/1832, Delaware Co., IN, m(1) ca 1790 (assumed from tax record cited below; no record of first marriage, or name of first wife); m(2) (“Joseph Cowgill, farmer, a widower, of Woolwich Township“) 19 Aug 1802, Moravian Church, Oldmans Creek, Gloucester Co., NJ, Hannah Harris, a single lady, “of the same place, by Rev Samuel Towle” (Records of the Moravian Church), b 29 Oct 1779, d 1 Sep 1843, Jonesboro, Grant Co., IN.


   In an indenture dated 28 Feb 1808 (apparently to make up for a lost deed for the sale of the same property in 1784), Joseph sold property once owned by Benjamin to William Cowgill. In the indenture, Joseph is described as Benjamin’s “only surviving heir at law”. Joseph contested his uncle’s (Joseph, brother of Benjamin) handling of his father’s estate before the Gloucester Co. Orphan’s Court in 1789 and 1794, neither time successfully. A note, without source, says Joseph was left an orphan about 14 years of age. Joseph appears on Woolwich Twp, Gloucester Co. tax rolls for 1781 as having assets (horses and cows), but not a householder; for 1782, he is classified as a “single man”; not located on the rolls for 1783 to 1788; listed as a “shopkeeper”, but not householder, in 1789; and as a householder from 1790 through 1795 (not located on the 1796 roll). Joseph is listed on the Woolwich Twp enrollments of the 1793 NJ Militia Census (which included males aged 18/45).


   Joseph Cowgill, and wife Hannah, bought land in Lebanon, Warren Co., OH, in 1819 (he appears there on the 1820 and 1830 censuses); sold same in 1830. Joseph Cowgill bought land 16 Dec 1830, Delaware Co., IN (across the border from OH). Histories of Delaware County, Indiana, lists Joseph with "those who came during the 1830's Township 19, range 11, Perry Township"; "Original possessors of Delaware soil Sec 21, Sep 1829, 1836; and Sec 21, 1830, purchased farms in Perry Township, located in s.e. corner township of county, White River." Joseph Cowgill's Will, signed 26 Jul 1831, proved 31 Jan 1832, of Liberty Twp, Delaware Co., IN, named his son William Cowgill, his grandsons George W. Cowgill, Joseph Cowgill, Abraham K. Cowgill, Timothy B. Cowgill, and granddaughters Susan and Rebecca Cowgill. Joseph's Will was quite lengthy; filed in Delaware Co., IN. There is no record of children by Hannah. Hannah Cowgill (Joseph’s widow) remarried 4 Jul 1832, Delaware Co., IN, to William Bates.


Child: known is - It is assumed that William Cowgill was an only child of Joseph by his first marriage, as William was married in 1816 in Warren Co., OH.


1 William Cowgill b NJ, d bef 1840, m 20 Oct 1816, Martha Kirby (Warren Co., OH, Marriage Records), d before 1850. William was living in Delaware Co., IN, in 1833; he d between 1835 and census of 1840. Martha d before census of 1850; she is listed in 1840 census, Delaware Co., IN, with eight children.

Children: known are - Joseph, Abraham Kirby, Timothy Bishop, George, Susan, Rebecca, Hannah, Mary


1 Joseph Cowgill b 1821, OH, d 15 Feb 1881, Champaign Co., Ogden Twp, IL, m 26 Aug 1841, Grant Co., IN, Frances Ann Johnston or Johnson, b 15 May 1821, OH, d 5 Jul 1890. They bought land in Perry Twp, Delaware Co., IN, by Sep 1829 (Joseph listed as one of the “original possessors of Delaware County soil”), which they sold, 13 Feb 1844; moved to Jefferson Twp, Grant Co., IN, before 1850; before 1860 to Champaign Co., Twp 20, P.O. Homer, IL; moved in same Co., to Stanton Twp in 1870 and in Ogden Twp in 1880. Both bur Old Stearns Cem., Champaign Co.

Children: known are - Mary, Gabriel, Leander Elliott, Hannah, William, Nancy


1 Mary E. Cowgill b ca 1842 (age 7 in 1850, age 18 in 1860), IN. No further information.


2 Gabriel J. Cowgill b 25 Sep 1842, IN, d 13 Apr 1916, m(1) 19 Sep 1870, Champaign Co., IL, Sarah Donaldson, b 24 Mar 1851, IN, d 14 Nov 1902, aged 51y 2m 2d, dau of Robert Donaldson; m(2) 14 Feb 1907, Grant Co., IN, Mary J. Winchell, the widow of Edward Winchell, a Civil War veteran. Mary d 9 Aug 1928. Gabriel and Sarah bur Marion I. O. O. F. Cem., Grant Co., IN. Gabriel served in the Civil War, enlisting 16 Aug 62 (mustered 24 Sep 1862) as a Pvt, Co B (later in Co I), 51st Illinois Infantry; transferred to Inv Corps 1 Aug 1863; also in Co H, 12th Veteran Reserve Corps; home: St Joseph (Champaign Co). He filed for a pension 14 Jun 1889; his widow, Mary J., filed 7 Jun 1916 from IN. In his file, Gabriel claimed he contacted scurvy at Murfreesboro due to diet, which caused him to be incapacitated in later life.

Children: known are – Nettie, Yula Viola, Raleigh, Clementine


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1 Nettie Cowgill b 5 Aug 1873, IL, d 1904, m 24 Dec 1894, Grant Co., IN, John William White Jr, b Aug 1873, PA. (See page 420, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2 Yula Viola Cowgill b 13 Feb 1876, d 27 Feb 1878.


3 Raleigh Cowgill b 20 Mar 1879, IN, d Oct 1918, m(1) 7 Apr 1901, Grant Co., Bessie Myrtle Shank, b Apr 1885, IN, dau of James Shank; div; m(2) 11 Jan 1911, Madison Co., IN, as her 2nd husband, Cleopatra Bicknell, b ca 1883, IN. Raleigh bur Crown Hill Cem., Marion Co. Bessie remarr J. A. Sickles.

Child: known is -


1 Mary Olive Cowgill b 10 Feb 1902, IN, d 5 Oct 1996, m Clement Creel Taylor b 23 Nov 1897, d 1979. Mary was in Kansas City, MO, with her mother and Shank grandparents in 1910/1920. She signed a marriage license 25 Nov 1918 in Kansas City, but apparently did not conclude the marriage.


4 Clementine C. Cowgill b 4 Jan 1882, d 14 Nov 1892, aged 10y 4m 28d.


3 Leander Elliott Cowgill b 26 Oct 1847, Grant Co., IN, d 30 Mar 1929, Chicago, m(1) 20 Jun 1872, Champaign Co., IL, Rosine Hobic (also as Hobbeck), b ca 1854, IN; m(2) 7 Dec 1882, Champaign Co., Sarah A. Murdock, b Apr 1864, IL, d 2 Apr 1947. Leander (also as Lee E.) is listed in the Chicago City Directory from 1886 to 1901 as a carpenter. In Chicago on 1920 census (had nephew Roy Hick or Hobic, age 22, b IL, living with him).

Children: known are – Gabriel, Joseph, William


1 Gabriel Cowgill b ____. (Had children per unsourced note). No further information.


2 Joseph Cowgill. No further information.


3 William Cowgill b ____, m. No further information.


4 Hannah Cowgill b 1850 (5/12 in census of 28 Aug 1850, Jefferson Twp, Grant Co., IN; tombstone has 1849), d 29 Mar 1899, m(1) 26 Jan 1867, Champaign Co., IL, Samuel Parris, b ca 1836, IL, d 1870, son of William and Sophia Parris; m(2) 1877, Champaign Co., IL, Joseph Nonnenmacher, b 2 June 1854, d 20 Apr 1898. On 1880 census, Ogden Twp, Champaign Co., IL, listed with Joseph Cowgill family are Joseph Parris, age 9, b IL, grandson, and Rosa Parris, age 5, b IL, granddaughter, children of Hannah. A Perry Gandy b IN, age 20, also appears on the 1880 census after the Parris children


5 William M. Cowgill b Mar 1852, IN, d bef 1920, m 19 Dec 1889, Champaign Co., Cora Alice Lamb, b Feb 1866, IN, d 1937, dau of John and Sarah Lamb.

Child: known is -


1 Lenora M. Cowgill b Jun 1895, IL, m ____.


6 Nancy "Nannie" Cowgill b ca 1854, (ages 8/16/26 on 1860/70/80 censuses), IN, m(1) 12 Mar 1885, Vermillion Co., IL, George C. Graham (lic # D/109 4871); m(2) 1890, Champaign Co., IL, Joseph Maupin, b ca 1861, KY. In Garvin Co., OK, in 1910.


2 Abraham Kirby Cowgill b 1823 (age 27 in census of 1850, IA) OH, d 1900 (or 1882?), MO, m 15 Oct 1843, Delaware Co., IN, Mary Jane Burnell, b Oct 1824, OH, d 1902, Alva, OK, and her body was shipped by Santa Fe for burial beside her husband. Abraham Kirby Cowgill had moved to Davis Co., IA, having sold his property in Delaware Co., IN, in 1846, and is listed on 1850 census, 3 Oct, Wicondah Twp, Davis Co.; in 1860 he appears with family in Lancaster, Schuyler Co., MO. (Schuyler Co. is just across the border from Davis Co., IA). Abraham was a Civil War veteran, enlisting twice in Missouri militia units (a Pvt in Co E, 29th Regt, Enrolled MO Militia in Aug 1862; and a Pvt in Cpt John Baker’s Schuyler Co. Enrolled MO Militia, enlisting 3 Sep/mustering 10 Sep 1864 and serving 76 days until mustered out 25 Nov 1864). A. K. was a farmer; from 1867-69, he served as sheriff for the County and was a member of the Glenwood Encampment No. 34; census of 1870, MO, listed "hotel-keeper," and in 1880 as "hardware store clerk." Both bur Lancaster City Cem.

Children: known are – Malinda, Francis Marion, Mary, Christopher, Lucinda, Laura Ann, John, William


1 Malinda Cowgill b 1845, IA. No further information.


2 Francis Marion Cowgill b Oct 1847, IA, d 26 Feb 1925, OK, m 5 Jul 1874, Barry Co., MO, Martha Louise Ray, b Dec 1858, MO, d 1912, OK. Francis is listed as "lawyer" on the 1870 census, Schuyler Co., MO. He was admitted to the bar in 1868. He practiced law in Cassville and Joplin, MO, and also engaged some in mining. For some years he was in the banking business in IA and KS. He went to Alva, OK, 16 Sep 1893, and opened a law office. In 1899, he published the Alva Courier, sold it and resumed law practice. In 1903 his firm was known as "Cowgill & Dunn." ( (Note: Was there another child? On the 1895 KS state census, Martha, apparently not having moved to OK yet, had a Tamer Cowgill, age illegible, listed between Mary and Nellie, with her). Francis was a Civil War veteran, enlisting, along with his father, as a Pvt in Cpt John Baker’s Schuyler Co. Enrolled MO Militia, enlisting 3 Sep/mustering 10 Sep 1864 and serving 76 days until mustered out 25 Nov 1864.

Children: known are (another child d before 1900) – Orrin Roy, Jesse, Mary, Nellie, Paul Lester, Jewett, Russell, Ruth, Francis


1 Orrin Roy Cowgill b 5 May 1875, MO, d 23 Feb 1953, m 2 Sep 1899, Alva, OK, by J. S. Ross, MG, Caroline Talma Taylor, b 14 Dec 1881, WV, d 14 Mar 1963, dau of James L. Taylor. Orrin d in St Louis.

Child: known is -


1 Louise Cowgill b ca 1908, OK


2 Jesse Cowgill (dau) b 6 Aug 1880, Moulton, Appanoose Co., IA, d 3 Jan 1881.


3 Mary Belle Cowgill b 21 Jul 1882, IA, d 19 Apr 1914, m 7 Aug 1901, Woods Co., OK, J. Everett Smith, b ca 1869, IN, d 1961. Lived Woodward Co., OK.


4 Nellie Cowgill b Aug 1886, KS, d 23 Jul 1914, m 24 Jun 1908, Woods Co., OK, by E. A. Newby, MG, William B. Fowitz, b ca 1881, MD, d 17 Mar 1934.


5 Laura M. Cowgill b 1886, MO, d 7 Nov 1897.


6 Paul Lester Cowgill b 7 Mar 1890, KS, d 8 Feb 1960, m(1) 23 Apr 1910, Alva, OK, Ruth J. Green, b 20 Oct 1892, MO, d 21 Feb 1912 (bur Avant, OK); m(2) Nina Cecil Clark, b ca 1899, PA (shown as m with son Paul in San Diego in 1920), d 1992; m(3) 26 Nov 1921, Bellows Falls, VT, Edith Poutasse, b 12 Oct 1900, MA, d 23 Mar 1977. Paul was a veteran of World War I and II, USN. Paul and Edith bur Ft Rosecrans National Cem., Point Loma, San Diego, CA. Nina remarried 13 Apr 1921, Los Angeles, Ernest Allen Raymond, b ca 1896. Note: Paul is the likely father of Christabell F. Cowgill, b 5 Sep 1911, d 18 Sep 1911, bur near Ruth Cowgill.

Children: known are - Paul Lester Jr, Pauline, Carolen


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1 Paul Lester Cowgill Jr b 24 Oct 1916, San Diego, CA, d 26 Jun 2004, m 18 (?) Jan 1938, Rena Mae Conley, b 27 Jul 1917, Tower, WY, d 13 Jul 1983. Paul served in the US Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was a sculptor for the city of San Diego and lived in Ramona, CA, Grove, OK, and Colville, WA, before moving in 2001 to Oregon City, OR.

Children: known are - Paul Lester III, Lorren, Joy, Susan


1 Paul Lester Cowgill III b 13 Sep 1939, San Diego, d 3 Mar 2011, m 18 Apr 1974, San Diego, Yolanda Antonietta Sanchez-Martinez, b 22 May 1946, Lima, Peru. Paul had a career in the US Army; Viet Nam veteran.


2 Lorren Douglas Cowgill


3 Joy Marlene Cowgill (See page 421, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4 Susan Evon Cowgill (See page 421, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


2 Pauline Juanita Cowgill b 28 Sep 1922, MA, m ____ Williams.


3 Carolen Jean Cowgill b 1929, CA


7 Jewett Cowgill b Nov 1892, KS. With the family in 1900. No further information.


8 Russell Cowgill b Apr 1896, OK, d 5 Jul 1903. Bur Alva, OK.


9 Ruth Dorothy Cowgill b 17 Oct 1898, OK, d 19 Mar 1920, m 27 Jul 1916, Garfield, OK, Albert Franklin Allred.


10 Francis M. Cowgill, d 22 Jun 1912.


3 Mary Frances Cowgill b 6 Aug 1849, IA, d 14 Nov 1938, m 4 Oct 1866, Schuyler Co., MO, Christian Figge, b 6 Jul 1838, Germany, d 1923 (1924?), son of Christian and Katherine (Heinze) Figge. (See page 421, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


4 Christopher Columbus Cowgill b Sep 1851, IA, d 12 Apr 1923, m(1) 18 Jun 1885, Bakersfield, Kern County, CA, Ellen "Nellie" Baker, b 23 Jun 1861, d 6 May 1887, dau of Col Thomas and E. M. Baker; m(2) after 1900, Martha Washington ____, d 2 Feb 1918, age 66. Christopher a farmer on 1870 census, MO; went to Bakersfield, CA, in 1880; shown as an attorney in 1900; alone in Solano Co. in 1920 (was there a 3rd m to Margaret J. ____?).

Child: known is -


1 Edgar Baker Cowgill b 27 Jul 1886, CA, d 17 Dec 1937, Pima Co., AZ. Edgar listed on 1900 census in Bakersfield with his grandfather, Ferdinand A. Tracy; registered for World War I as a plumber in Oilton, OK, in 1917; enlisted 4 Sep 1918 in Co A, 62nd US Inf. Shown as an inmate, single, in the National Military Home in Los Angeles in 1930.


5 Lucinda Jane Cowgill b 1855, IA, d 27 Apr 1937, m 11 Jun 1874, Schuyler Co., MO, William P. Hays. (See page 421, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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6 Laura Ann Cowgill b 1857, MO, d 1928, m 20 Jul 1876, Schuyler Co., MO, Clarence E. Rogers, b 1854, OH, d 1914. Both bur Harper Cem., Harper Co., KS.


7 John Cowgill b 18 Oct 1860, MO, d 8 Mar 1940, Sacramento, m(1) 20 Apr 1886, Davis Co., IA, Clara Warriner, b Jan 1859, IN, d 24 Aug 1906, dau of J. J. and Caroline E. (Paul) Warriner; m(2) Frances J. Doble, b 5 Sep 1859, England, d 9 Apr 1952.

Children: known are – Gertrude, Ruth, Charles, unk


1 Gertrude E. Cowgill b Aug 1887, CA, m 23 Jan 1904, Sacramento, Seth T. Hanskins, b ca 1882.


2 Ruth E. Cowgill b Sep 1888, CA. No further information.


3 Charles Sumner Cowgill b 29 Aug 1890, Sacramento, d 12 Apr 1976, m ca 1919, Minerva Goodrich, b 24 Oct 1882, CA, d 17 Mar 1978, dau of Ole A. Goodrich (Norwegian). Charles served in the US Army in World War I as a Pvt in Co I, 364th Inf Regt, 91st Inf Div with service in France and Belgium. Lived Sacramento.

Child: known is -


1 Raymond Ole Cowgill b 7 Jun 1920, CA, d 26 Jul 2007, m Lois May Falconer, b 21 Feb 1923, d 21 Jan 2012.


4 unknown Cowgill, d bef 1900.


8 William (Lewis?) Cowgill b 30 Nov 1863, MO, d 19 Nov 1945, m 21 Dec 1892, St Joseph Co., IN, Isabel "Belle" E. Geyer, b 25 Jun 1861, MI, d 3 Feb 1958. William a blacksmith apprentice in MO in 1880; went to Montana in the 1880s, where he farmed and ranched in Teton and Flathead Co. (Both Christopher C., and William L. were listed in an Alva, OK, newspaper clipping as being at the death-bed of their mother, Mary Jane). William was a MT State Senator in 1909, representing Teton Co. Is this the William and Belle Cowgill listed in the 1919/1920 Seattle City directory (although shown on the Flathead Co., MT, census in 1920)? William has a biological sketch in Progressive Men of the State of Montana (see Both bur Choteau Cem., Teton Co.

Children: known are – Geyer, Lester, Glen(n)


1 Geyer Columbus Cowgill b 27 Sep 1893, MT, d 4 Apr 1913, Bozeman, MT.


2 Lester Blaine Cowgill b 29 Oct 1895, MT, d 2 Jun 1964, m 20 Aug 1921, Bozeman, MT, Gladys Mary Whitacre, b 21 Aug 1896, IA, d 20 Mar 1977, dau of Noble and Alice Whitacre. Lester shown as a civil engineer in Skagit Co., WA, in 1920, and an electrical signs contractor in Essex Co., NJ, in 1930; last address in Canby, Clackamas Co., OR. Lester was a tri-wing bomber pilot with the US Army's Flying Corps in World War I.

Children: known are – Alice, Robert, Mary


1 Alice L. Cowgill b 22 Dec 1922, WA, d 13 Oct 1973, TX, m 17 Jun 1944, Nutley, NJ, Allen Burroughs Hannay Jr b 1922, d 1972, son of Allen B. Hannay. Alice was a graduate of the University of NH.


2 Robert “Bob” W. Cowgill b 4 May 1924, WA, d 13 Jun 2003, Chimicum, WA. Robert served in the US Army as a Lt during World War II, with combat duty in the Pacific Theater. He was one of the world's first military helicopter pilots and the second aviator to use a helicopter to rescue medical casualties under front-line combat conditions.


3 Mary B. Cowgill b 1926, WV, m 1945, NJ, Adam S. Hawk, b 13 mar 1911, d Jul 1969.


3 Glen(n) E. Cowgill b 25 Nov 1900, MT, d 26 Nov 1929, Phoenix, AZ.


3 Timothy Bishop Cowgill b Jul 1826 (listed as "Cowgle"), OH, m(1) 10 Oct 1848, Schuyler Co., MO, Ann Elizabeth Tharp, b 1833, OH, d 1868, dau of Abner and Sarah (Moots) Tharp; m(2) 28 Sep 1872, Harriet Elizabeth (Bacon) Sprague, b ca 1833, NY, widow of Demster B. Sprague, a Civil War veteran; m(3) 13 Apr 1897, Lane Co., OR, Harriet Coolidge, b 6 Feb 1826, NY, d 22 Sep 1902 (in Mohawk, OR, after being thrown from a buggy). Timothy B. sold his land in IN in 1846; in Davis Co., IA, in 1850; Saunders Co., NE, in 1870; Linn Co., OR, in 1880 and 1900; in Tacoma, WA, in 1905/1906.

Children: known are – Martha, Hannah, Sarah, Winfield, James, Talitha, Isaac, Timothy, Mary, Julia Anna, Edith


1 Martha Jane Cowgill b 2 Mar 1850, IA, d 6 May 1928, m 12 Apr 1870, Saunders, NE, Cary Samuel Smith, b 1843, IN, d 14 Feb 1933, son of George W. and Nancy Smith. A farmer in Saunders Co., NE, in 1880; a house painter in Kitsap Co., WA, in 1910. Carey was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in Co D, 3rd Iowa Cavalry.


2 Hannah Cowgill b 1852, MO, m 13 Dec 1874, Saunders, NE, Sanford M. Huntt, b ca 1851, son of Thomas L. and Mary A. (Miller) Huntt.


3 Sarah Cowgill b 1854, IN, d bef 1880, m 1 Dec 1872, Lancaster Co., NE, Edward Hurlburt, b ca 1842, IN. In 1880, Edward shown as a farm laborer, widower, with sister-in-law Martha (Cowgill) Smith and family; probably the Edward D. Hurlbert, b 1842, IN, d Nov 1917, Portland, OR. Edward was a Civil War veteran, serving as 1st Lt, Co F, 35th IN Vol Inf.


4 Winfield Scott Cowgill b Nov 1857, IA, d 9 Mar 1944, WA, m(1) 11 Jan 1882, Fremont, Dodge Co., NE, by Warren Minis WT, Ida Belle Carleton, b 1865, d 1898 (bur Ridge Cem., Dodge Co., NE), dau of N. C. and Annie (Balding) Carleton; m(2) 2 Jul 1904, Pierce Co., WA, as her 2nd husband, Elizabeth Ellen Morley, b Mar 1866, IL, d 10 Nov 1939, dau of Samuel Ewing. Winfield is listed in the 1907 Lincoln Co., NE, Directory as a “ranch man”, there since 1887; he was in Skagit Co., WA, in 1930; with Haidee in Port Angeles, WA, in 1940.

Children: unknown, but included - Myrtle, Haidee


1 Myrtle Maud Cowgill b 3 Jan 1886, d 6 Mar 1890, bur Brady Cem., Lincoln Co., NE. Tombstone, heart-shaped, is inscribed “Weep not for me parents dear, I am not dead Only sleeping here".


2  Haidee A. Cowgill b Aug 1883, NE, d 1962, m 1 Jun 1910, Trinity Parish Church, Seattle, Oscar Alvin Kuppler, b 17 Feb 1882, d 31 Mar 1943.


5 James E. Cowgill b 1861, KS, d 1890s, m 8 Apr 1883, Lane Co., OR, Hatty (Hetty?) Lyons, b Mar 1860, OR, d 13 Sep 1930, dau of William F. and Jane Lyons. James bur (no date) in Gillespie Cem., Lane Co., OR. Hettie (or Hattie) remarried 17 Oct 1898, Shoshone Co., ID, Moses A. Renshaw.

   Children: known are - Carrie, unk


1  Carrie Cowgill 7 Oct 1885, OR, d Mar 1971, m 11 Jun 1911, Seattle, Alfred Lloyd Thompson.


2  child Cowgill, bur (no date) in Gillespie Cem., Lane Co., OR.


6 Talitha Cumi Cowgill b 1861, IA, d 25 Aug 1945, Puyallup, WA, m 10 Nov 1880, Saunders, NE, Irvin H. Degering, b ca 1859, son of Henry and Louise (Colly) Degering. With her sister, Martha (Cowgill) Smith, and family in 1880.


7 Isaac M. Cowgill b 1865, IA. With family in OR in 1880. No further information.


8 Timothy Franklin Cowgill b Feb 1872, NE, d 28 Jun 1939, m(1) 25 Dec 1895, Lane Co., OR, Blanche L. Roberts, b Apr 1877, MN, dau of Albert and Martha Roberts; div by 1900 (Blanche remarried to Frank Carter ca 1906); m(2) 8 Feb 1901, Pierce Co., WA, as her 2nd husband, Gemima "Minna" (Conrad) Heusley, b 12 Aug 1870, IL, d 11 Aug 1914, Tacoma, dau of William and Liza (Doson) Conrad; m(3) 6 Feb 1917, Pierce Co., WA, Emma E. Wolfe; m(4) 10 May 1922, Kitsap Co., WA, Jessie M. A. Hazard. Timothy was in Tacoma by 1900, a bookkeeper with the Pierce Co., WA, county treasurer in 1910 (living with his step-daughter and family); in 1930 a fruit farmer there. In the Washington Veteran's Home in Bremerton in 1938. Bur Artondale Cem., Gig Harbor. Timothy was a World War I veteran, serving as a PFC, Co E, 1st US Engineers from 1917 to 1919. 

Child: known is -


1 Carrol Claire Cowgill b 2 Nov 1898, OR, d 12 Sep 1946, m(1) 4 Nov 1920, Chelan Co., WA, Ella Marie McManamon, b 16 May 1903, d 1 Jan 1922, aged 18y 7m 14d, dau of Frank and Vernie (Hazen) McManamon; m(2) 21 Nov 1925, Hettie Jessamine Johnson, b 28 Sep 1903, WA, d 1985, dau of Roy E. and Jessamine Johnson. Carroll was with his mother and maternal grandparents in Lane Co., OR, in 1900; a farmer in Yakima Co., WA, from 1920.

Children: known are – Duwayne, Betty Jane


1 DuWayne Lyle Cowgill b 20 Dec 1921, WA, d 10 Oct 2002, m 24 Nov 1944, Shelby, MT, Kathryn Edna Fastje, b 18 Mar 1924, d 11 Apr 1996, dau of William and Edna Fastje. DuWayne was a veteran of World War II, serving from 1940 to 1943 in the USMC. Bur Fraola Cem. Last address Olalla, Kitsap Co., WA.

Children: known are – Clinton, Alan


1 Clinton Wayne Cowgill b 13 Jun 1945, WA, d 11 Apr 2010, m(1) 26 Mar 1966, Kitsap Co., WA, Cheryl Alyene Hostetter, b 14 Jun 1946; div 25 Feb 1975 (Cheryl remarried 20 Aug 1976, Pierce Co., WA, Michael R. Hume); m(2) 29 Sep 1979, Snohomish Co., WA, Laurie A. Finfrock, b 15 Aug 1950. In Kenai, AK, in 2004.


2 Alan Clare Cowgill b 10 Feb 1948, WA, d 15 Mar 2007, m 29 Jan 1972, Kitsap Co., WA, Ann Marie Bassen, b 2 Nov 1949; div 23 Mar 1981 (1 ch); Ann remarried 21 Apr 1981 Edward W. Fournier. In Tacoma in 2004.


2 Betty Jane Cowgill b 1928, d 13 Apr 1928, aged 18d, WA.


9 Mary Francis Cowgill b 17 Sep 1874, NE, d 7 Dec 1950, m 13 Oct 1889, Mabel, Lane Co., OR, B. Vawter Crawford, b 5 Aug 1862, OR, d 15 Dec 1921, son of Philemon Vawter and Letitia (Smith) Crawford. Mary may have remarried to ___ Coon.


10 Julia Anna Cowgill b 16 Nov 1875, NE, d 11 Sep 1929, m 7 Jul 1896, Linn Co., OR, Joseph W. Barker, b 1870, IA, d 1935. In Tacoma by 1900.


11 Edith M. Cowgill b May 1878, OR, d bef 1910, m 3 May 1896, Lane Co., OR, Martin W. Pease, b Feb 1872, Iowa, son of John Pease. In Pierce Co., WA, by 1900. Martin in Kitsap Co., remarried, by 1910.


4 George W. Cowgill (listed as "Cowgel") b 1826 (?), IN. Apparently never married; described as “deaf and dumb” on the 1850 and 1870 census. George is shown as age 24, 1850 census, Grant Co., IN, living with Hiram P. Weeks, age 54, and wife Laura L., age 48, both b VA; as age 52/61/67 on the 1870/1880/1885 censuses of Davis Co., IA, where he is listed as a farm laborer on the farm of Charles Ring. George sold his land in Delaware Co., IN, 14 Aug 1848, while living in Grant Co., IN. Not located in 1860. Apparently single.


5 Susan Cowgill b ca 1830, IN, m 17 Jan 1847, Grant Co., Ephraim Heavilin, b ca 1827, OH, d 28 Sep 1848, son of John and Mary Bethsheba (Johnson) Heavilin. Susan, as Susannah, shown with her in-laws in 1850. No further information.


6 Rebecca Jane Cowgill b 1830, OH, d 14 Feb 1853, m 24 Jan 1850, Grant Co., as his 2nd wife, Albert W. States, b ca 1818, NY. Albert remarried in Oct 1853. Rebecca bur Riverside Cem., Grant Co., IN.


7 Hannah Cowgill b 1 Oct 1832, IN, d 23 May 1877 (possibly in childbirth), m 2 Aug 1863, Wabash Co., IN, Levi Kindley, b 18 Jun 1839, IN, d 2 Jan 1925. Levi remarried 1878. In 1850 Hannah was living with the family of Robert Wilson, Grant Co., IN; in 1860, she was in Wabash Co. with the Minnick family.


8 Mary A. Cowgill b 22 Apr 1835, IN, d 22 Apr 1910, m 12 Jan 1856, Wabash Co. (mge lic bk A, p 418), IN, Joseph T. Pearce, b 24 Oct 1835, d 15 Jul 1915. Joseph was a farmer in Finney Co., KS, by 1900. Mary shown age 14 in census of 9 Sep 1850, Delaware Co., IN, living with Joseph Walling family. Both bur Valley View Cem., Garden City, KS.


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5 Mary Cowgill, dau of Nehemiah and Joyce Cowgill. Single.

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