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George W. Cowgill b 27 Mar 1860, IN (or OH?; also shown as MI in 1900, MO or WI by Mabel in 1920), d 11 May 1894, m 30 Sep 1883, South Bend, St Joseph Co. (Mge Bk 9 p139), IN, Sarah "Sadie"  Jane Steele, b 19 Aug 1859, Holmes, IN or OH (on 1905 mge cert claimed b 1864 in Millersburg, OH), d 27 Jul 1940, dau of George and Leah (Dietz) Steele. Sarah m(2) 22 Mar 1899, St Joseph Co., Andrew J. Garrett, b Dec 1865, IN; div ca 1899; m(3) 5 Dec 1905, Henry A. Base, b 9 Dec 1858. She and Lawrence shown together in 1900 (Andrew listed with his mother), and with her 3rd husband in 1910 in South Bend. Sarah's bur record indicates a 4th marriage to ___ Desonia. Sarah and two daus bur City Cem., South Bend. There is an obit on George (South Bend World, 19 May 1894, page 2).

Children: known are – Laura, Clemet, Mabel, Lottie, Lawrence


1 Laura Cowgill b 2 (3?) Sep 1884, South Bend, d 16 Jan 1905, m 4 Apr 1903 (as Coghill), South Bend, William G. Kramer.


2 Clemet Cowgill b 20 Dec 1886, St Joseph, d 22 Jul 1887.


3 Mabel Viola Cowgill b 26 Aug 1888, Lakeville, St Joseph Co., d 30 Jul 1953, m 23 Mar 1907, Lakeville, Franklin Wilbur Keiser, b 23 Feb 1882, IN. Lived in St Joseph Co.


4 Lottie A. Cowgill b 12 Apr 1891, South Bend, IN, m 8 Nov 1907, St Joseph Co., Delbert Smith, b 1884, IN, d 1926. Lived in South Bend.


5 Lawrence Russell Cowgill b 27 Aug 1894, South Bend, IN, d 1942 (tombstone has Cogill), m 8 Jul 1917, St Joseph, Berrien Co., MI, Hazel M. Fye, b 1893, d 1973, MI, dau of Jasper C. and Minnie F. Fye. Lawrence a telephone lineman in St Joseph Co. in 1920, in Berrien Co., MI, in 1930 as an auto factory inspector.

Child: known is (others?) -


1 Dorothy J. Cowgill (obit has Cogill) b 28 Jan 1925, IN, d 9 Jun 1981, m 15 Jul 1948, Chattanooga, James L. Bensley.


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unknown Cowgill, m ca 1916, IL, Catherine E. Deisher, b Feb 1892, IL, dau of Henry and Mary Deisher. Catherine is shown as married, but alone with her son, in Massac Co., IL, in 1920 and 1930.

Child: known is -


1 William Henry "Red" Cowgill b 2 Aug 1917, IL, d 18 Jul 1982, m(1) 7 Mar 1942, Kitsap Co., WA, Ola Mae Selleve, b ca 1913, LA; m(2) 25 Nov 1955, Cass Co., MO, Ruth Janette Clark, b 1 Feb 1925, IA; m(2) 27 Oct 1962, Kansas City, MO, Elsie Marie Passantino, b 24 Apr 1919. William was at Ft Lewis, WA, at first marriage, assigned to 202nd CA (Coast Artillery). Last address for William: Houston, TX. Family?


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John Cougle/Cogle, d 1782, Berkeley Co., VA (later WV), m Elizabeth _____. He is thought to have lived northeast of Martinsburg, about 15 miles northeast of John Cowgill, son of Henry (page 131, above). This John’s estate (“horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, wheat and rye in the sheaf, farm implements, household implements, 5 acres grain the field”) was appraised by Jacob Linder, John Miers, and Allan Miller, and recorded 19 Mar 1782 (Will Book 1, p243) in Berkeley Co. There was an assignment of Dower to Elizabeth, “widow of John Cogle”, of 26.5 acres 1 Aug 1782 by William Lucas, Teter (Peter?) Myers, and Peter Heckman, recorded 20 Aug 1782 (Deed Book 5, p747). Was this John related to:


John Cowgill b 1790-1800, VA (or in what later became WV), d 1835-1840, Jefferson Co., VA/WV, m(1) Berkeley Co., VA, Catherine Powell; m(2) 26 Aug 1824, Jefferson Co., Catherine Piper, b ca 1800, VA/WV (or MD?), d bef 1880, dau of William Piper. John shown as Cowgill on 1830 census; descendents used Cogle. John and Catherine may have lived with her family early on as John does not appear on tax lists in the 1820s or separately on the 1820 census. Most of the family remained in an area near the Jefferson/Loudoun Co. border. Catherine was listed with son Frederick on the 1870 census. Note: this John is a possible son of Ewing Cowgill (see notes on Page 181).

Children: known are (estimated from census data; order uncertain) – dau, dau, dau, Frederick, dau, Jonathan, dau


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Benjamin Franklin Cogle b ca 1812, Philadelphia, PA, d ca 1872?, age 56y, m(1) 7 Nov 1832, Franklin Co., KY, Martha V. Kincaid, b 9 Sep 1814, KY, d 4 Oct 1844; m(2) 2 Dec 1845 (marriage or bond date), Henry Co., KY, Amanda Brewer (or Bruer), b ca 1831, KY, d bef 1860; m(3) 10 Aug 1857, Henry Co., KY, Jennie "Jane" Suddith, b ca 1843, KY. Jane shown as div in 1880. Benjamin was born in PA, "of sterling Dutch stock". He learned the baker and confectionery trade, and when young went to KY - he was in Franklin Co., KY, by 1832 (on 1834 tax list) where he operated a "coffee house"; and in New Castle, Henry Co., KY by the 1850's, where he held a tavern license. He had 2 to 3 slaves in his household from 1840 to 1860; in 1870, his household also included a black servant and child (last name Oliver). In 1840, Benjamin had two other adult males (aged 20/30) and a female aged 15/20 living with him.

Children: known are – dau, Thomas, Benjamin, John, Amanda, Mary, William, Cortland


1 dau Cogle b 1835-1840 (on 1840 census), d bef 1850?


2 Thomas Cogle b ca 1836 (on 1840/1850 census), d bef 1860?


3 Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Cogle b 22 Apr 1841, Frankfort, KY, d 22 Mar 1910, m 22 Nov 1895, Trimble Co., KY, as her 2nd husband, Penola C. Robinson, b 16 Dec 1853, KY. Frank enlisted 13 Aug 1861, at Camp Jo Holt, Silver Creek, IN, in Co C, 2nd Regt KY Cavalry, serving until 17 Jul 1865, when he was honorably discharged at Lexington, NC, as Cpl. He was in the following battles: Shiloh, Chattanooga, Perryville, Frankfort, Atlanta, Savannah, Munfordsville. He was also in all the battles of the Atlanta Campaign, and on Sherman's march to the sea. While skirmishing between Goldsboro and Lexington, he was thrown from his horse, badly spraining his right ankle, injuring it so greatly that he was sent to the hospital at McDougal, 16 miles from New York City, where he remained about two months, returning to his regiment at Lexington, NC, where he was discarded on account of the closing of the war. After the war he returned to New Castle, remaining until he came to Boone Co., IN, about 1870, and engaged in farm work. He was pensioned at $12 per month. In politics he was a Republican. Apparently no children. Both bur Pisgah Cem., Montgomery Co., IN.


4 John Christopher Cogle b 25 Mar 1844, Frankfort, KY, d 11 Mar 1923, m 31 Jul 1883, Boone Co., IN, Mary Ann Garner, b 21 Aug 1862, IN, d 25 Jan 1891, dau of Elias and Susan (McIntire) Garner. John received a common education, and learned the candy and bakery business, which he followed in New Castle, KY. In Aug 1862, at age 19, he enlisted at Eminence, Henry Co., KY, in Co H, 9th KY Cavalry, and served until discharged Sep 1863 at Eminence as Sgt. He was in the Battle of Perryville, but was principally engaged against Morgan. He was in the famous chase after Morgan through KY, IN and OH, and when Morgan made his famous invasion of the latter state Sgt Cogle's battalion captured the rebel general and his men on the Ohio River. At the Battle of Perryville Sgt Cogle was severely wounded and his horse was shot dead from under him. His spine was injured and he lost the sight of his right eye. After the war he carried on a confectionery establishment at New Castle, until he came to Boone Co., in 1876, and engaged in farm work. After marriage, Mr. Cogle and wife settled down to farm life. He bought his present farm of fifty acres in 1892, and has a comfortable and pleasant home and $16 per month pension. Mr. Cogle votes with the Republican Party. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. of New Castle, KY, and was Treasurer of his lodge for several years. He is also a member of Thorntown lodge Free and Accepted Masons, and both he and brother Frank are members of the GAR of Advance, IN. Both bur Pisgah Cem., Montgomery Co., IN.

Children: known are – Stella, Bessie, Ula, Egbert


1 Stella Myrtle Cogle b Oct 1884, IN, d 1965, m 28 Oct 1900, Boone Co., IN, Otto Threlkeld (cousin?), b 1881, IN, d 1938.


2 Bessie Ethel Cogle b 10 Oct 1886, IN, d 24 Jul 1958, m 4 Aug 1907, Boone Co., IN, Harry D. Apple, b 8 Nov 1884, IN.


3 Ula Lee Cogle, b 3 Jan 1889, d 16 Nov 1890. Bur Pisgah Cem., Montgomery Co., IN.


4 Egbert Stanley Cogle b 17 Jan 1891, IN, d Sep 1949, m 28 Jan 1912, Montgomery Co., IN, Nora A. Rutan, b Dec 1890, IN, d 5 Mar 1941 (in a house fire), dau of James and Fanny(?) Rutan.

Children: known are – Russell, Floyd


1 Russell Vernon Cogle b 9 Jul 1917, IN, d 3 Mar 1989, m Mary Elizabeth Gullion, b 10 Dec 1917, IL, d 24 Feb 1997, dau of William and Grace Gullion. Last address Anderson, Shasta Co., CA.

Children: known are – Judith, Nora, Sue, Russell, Kathleen


2 Floyd Marion Cogle b 30 Mar 1919, IN, d 15 Apr 1994. Last address Logansport, Cass Co., IN.


5 Amanda "America" Cogle b 26 Jan 1853, KY, d 28 Apr 1937, m 25 Feb 1869, Henry Co, KY, George Sanford Threlkeld, b 1846, Boone Co, IN, d 1928, son of George Threlkeld. No children. Cared for brother John's son Egbert. This is probably the Susan Jane Cogle shown with the family on the 1850 census.


6 Mary O. Cogle b ca 1852, KY, m 20 Aug 1874, Boone Co., IN, William Ransdell.


7 William Cogle b ca 1856, KY. Single in Louisville in 1910. Possibly the William Cogle who d there in May 1930.


8 Cotlan Cogle b 1864, KY, d 1889. With mother in 1880. Bur Pisgah Cem., Montgomery Co., IN.


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Late Arrival or -- possibly NOT Cowgill (need dna)


Thomas G. Cowgill (also as Cogill) b ca 1820, PA (or England on 1850 census; some children listed his birthplace, variously, as PA or Eng), d 2 Mar 1865, m 1 Dec 1844, Caroline (also as Catherine) Smith, b 1828, PA, d 14 Aug 1873. Thomas established Cogill & Wilt Woodworks (later Wilt Co.) as a successful business in Philadelphia. Thomas might possibly be the son of Samuel H. Cogill, b ca 1789, d 30 Apr 1822, Mobile, AL ("NJ mariner"). Samuel was in Philadelphia, appearing 1813 (as a teacher and mariner ?? in the city directory) through 1820. A William Colin Cogill, son of S(amuel?) H. Cogill, d 26 Aug 1816, age 1, and was bur Free Quaker Cem., Philadelphia. A Samuel G. Cogill, son of S(amuel?)H. Cogill, d 9 Mar 1820, age 1, also bur Free Quaker Cem. More research needed (is there an obit?).

Children: known are – Joseph, Samuel, Mary, William, Caroline, Charles, Francis, Rollin


1 Joseph Cowgill b 1845, d 29 Aug 1846, age 20m. Joseph bur Kensington Methodist. (Note: Joseph is assumed to be a child of Thomas and Caroline – need a birth cert to verify).


2 Samuel Harris Cogill b ca 1846, PA, d 25 Aug 1857. Samuel bur Odd Fellows Cem., Philadelphia.


3 Mary E. Cogill b 1848, PA, d 17 Dec 1867, m Jun 1867, Thomas Coyle.


4 William Cogill b Oct 1850, PA, m ca 1870, Anna M. (A.?) ____, b Mar 1854, PA. William shown in Atlantic City as a carpenter in 1880, a sashmaker in 1900. Anna was living with dau Emma in Philadelphia in 1930. (need 1910/1920 census to confirm children).

Children: known are – Henry, Laura, William, Emma


1 Henry “Harry” Franklin Cogill b Aug 1870, PA, m 1897, Philadelphia, Lida May Stewart, a physician, b 9 May 1868, MD, d 1943, dau of Robert P. and Elizabeth L. Stewart. Harry in Philadelphia as a hotel manager (1900), business expert (1910), motor freight agent (1920), and a real estate agent in Delaware Co., PA, in 1930. Both bur West Laurel Hill Cem., Bala Cynwyd, PA.

Child: known is -


1 Elizabeth Stewart Cogill b 15 Sep 1900, PA, m 14 Aug 1935, Rex Naugle, b 1 Feb 1898, PA, son of Fred and Minta J. (Cupples) Naugle. Elizabeth was living with parents, single, in 1930.


2 Laura J. Cogill, d 1872.


3 William Cogill b 1 Apr 1876, NJ. Is this the William G. Cogill who was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, d 24 Aug 1901, bur Atlantic City Cem., Pleasantville, NJ?


4 Emma Cogill b ca 1900, PA, m 1930, Philadelphia, as his 2nd wife, Dr T. M. Reed, b ca 1898, PA.


5 Caroline Cogill b ca 1853, PA, d 11 Dec 1874, m 18 Oct 1870, Philadelphia (“both of this city”), Charles Edwin Murray, b 12 Apr 1847. Caroline bur Lawnview Cem.


6 Charles Cogill b ca 1856, PA. No further information.


7 Francis “Frank” Cogill b Oct 1857, PA, m ca 1880, Emma _____, b Mar 1859, PA. Frank was a house carpenter in Philadelphia.

Children: known are – Clarence, Mary, Emma


1 Clarence Cogill b 12 Apr 1881, PA, d bef 1930?, m 1906, Philadelphia, Grace A. Alexander, b ca 1884, PA, dau of Edwin S. and Mary A. Alexander. In 1910/1920, Clarence had his in-laws living with him in Collinswood, Camden Co., NJ. Grace and Dorothy listed alone in 1930.

Child: known is -


1 Dorothy C. Cogill b 28 Jan 1909, NJ, d 18 Nov 1996, m 1930, Oliver Billings, b 1908, NJ, d 2003.


2 Mary Gail Cogill b May 1886, PA, d 31 Mar 1905.


3 Emma Cogill b Jan 1900, PA. Living with parents in 1920.


8 Rollin (Roland?) Cogill b 31 Jan 1864, PA. A streetcar motorman in Philadelphia in 1930. Single.


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