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Dorothy Elizabeth (Cowen) Drake Pedigree

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Origin of the surname "Cowen:"

 

Cowen/Cowan is from the Gaelic word, Gobhainn, which means a smith.  The Scottish word, Gowan, means wild flower.

 

Generation

 

11 

 

10  John Cowen

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1636 in Scotland (perhaps Edinboro).  Died between 1697 and 1703 in Scituate Township, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Probably arrived at Boston, Massachusetts in February 1652 aboard the sailing ship “John & Sara,” which contained 261 Scots held prisoner by the British following the 3 September 1651 Battle of Worcester, including John Coehon/Colquhoun, who perhaps was the John Cowen who later appeared in Scituate records.  If so, John would have been an indentured servant in some capacity in Massachusetts for a number of years before marriage.  After marriage was employed farming the property his wife inherited from her deceased husband.  Became a Freeman in 1657.  In 1670 John developed land he purchased in Connihassett.

 

2. Wife: Rebecca (Short) Mann

 

Born .  Died , interred Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married (1st) Richard Mann, a farmer, with whom she had several children.  Following Richard’s death (abt March 1655), married (2nd) John Cowen on 31 March 1656 in Scituate Township, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

3. Children:

 

a. Joseph Cowen: Born 3 December 1657 in Scituate Township, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 26 March 1676 at Rehobeth, Bristol County, Massachusetts (battling Indians in “Pierce’s Fight” at Pawtucket Falls, a small but bloody part of “King Philip War”).

 

b. Mary Cowen: Born 14 May 1659 in Scituate Township, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married Benjamin Pierce, Jr.

 

c. John Cowen, Jr.: See generation 9, below.

 

d. Israel Cowen/Cowing: Born 10 December 1664 in Scituate Township, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died there 15 January 1716/17, age 32; interred First Parish Cemetery, Prospect Street, Scituate Harbor.  Birth record surname was "Cowen," but he appears to have spelled his name "Cowing."  Married Hannah Litchfield (b. 24 Dec 1672 at Scituate, bapt. 5 Sep 1680 at Scituate, d. there 1747-49), daughter of Josiah and Sarah (Baker) Litchfield, on 30 June 1690 at Scituate and had the following children:

 

(1. Mary Cowing: Born 28 December 1691 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized 20 August 1713 at Scituate.  Died there 10 February 1723/24.  Married Benjamin Pierce, Jr. (b. 11 Mar 1683/84 at Scituate) on 5 February 1711/12 at Scituate and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Martha Pierce: Born 5 January 1712/13 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 31 January 1795.  Married John Fobes on 19 October 1738 at Scituate.

 

(2. Israel Cowing, Jr. #1: Born 21 January 1692/93 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died there 4 April 1697, age 4.

 

(3. Hannah Cowing: Born 21 August 1694 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married Henry Merritt, Jr. (b. 1 Jan 1688/89 at Scituate), son of Henry and Deborah (Buck) Merritt, on 6 January 1711/12 at Scituate and had the following children:

 

(a. Hannah Merritt: Born 21 October 1713 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

(b. Henry Merritt, III #1: Born 13 November 1715 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died there 9 February 1716/17.

 

(c. Mary Merritt: Born 18 October 1717 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

(d. Penelope Merritt: Born 1 March 1718/19 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

(e. Deborah Merritt: Born 3 May 1721 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died there 28 March 1731.

 

(f. Sarah Merritt #1: Born 3 May 1721 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died there 3 May 1721.

 

(g. Sarah Merritt #2: Born 21 February 1723/24 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 21 July 1725.

 

(h. Martha Merritt: Born 18 March 1725/26 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 1 October 1727.

 

(i. Henry Merritt, III #2: Born 19 August 1728 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died there 27 October 1730.

 

(j. Ruth Merritt: Born 18 March 1729/30 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died there 16 May 1731.

 

(4. Elizabeth Cowing: Born 13 March 1696/97 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 18 April 1778 at Hanover, Massachusetts.  Married John Bailey, Jr. (b. 23 May 1703 at Scituate, d. 28 Sep 1778 at Hanover), son of John and Abigail (Clapp) Bailey, on 11 April 1724 at Scituate and had the following children:

 

(a. Elizabeth Bailey: Born 15 August 1727.  Married Dr. Jere Hall.

 

(b. John Bailey, III: Born 30 October 1730.  Died 27 October 1810.  Married Ruth Randall on 18 October 1810.

 

(c. Jane Bailey: Born 20 June 1732.  Married (?) Hobart.

 

(d. Seth Bailey: Born 5 July 1739.

 

(5. Israel Cowing, Jr. #2: Born 23 October 1699 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized 5 May 1728 at the First Parish Congregational Church, Scituate.  Died there 3 October 1733; interred Groveland Cemetery.  Married Lydia Balch (b. 7 Apr 1707), daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Hart) Balch (who also had the following children: Benjamin Balch; Elizabeth Balch, who married (?) Thorpe; and Sarah Balch, who married (?) Cole), on 23 January 1722/23 at Scituate and had the following children:

 

(a. Israel Cowing, III: Born 29 September 1724 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized 5 May 1728 at the First Parish Congregational Church, Scituate.  Died 15 December 1802, age 74, at Brunswick, Maine; interred New Meadows Cemetery, Brunswick.  Married Deborah Turner (b. 20 Jun 1731 at Pembroke/Kingston, MA, d. 16 May 1804, age 69, at Brunswick, ME; interred New Meadows Cem., Brunswick), a descendant of Humphrey Turner, who immigrated to Scituate, MA from Kent, England) before 1749.  Deborah was also a descendant of two Mayflower passengers, Edward Doty and William Brewster.  Israel and Deborah had the following children:

 

(1) Charles Cowen: Born abut 1751.  Died 20 December 1839.  Veteran of the Revolutionary War.  Employed as a master ship builder.  Married Martha Holbrook (b. 25 Aug 1756, d. 7 Jan 1848), daughter of Abiezer and Hannah (Treat) Holbrook of Truro or Wellfleet, Massachusetts, after 22 April 1774 at Georgetown, Maine and had the following children:

 

(a) Elisha Cowing: Born 17 October 1775 at Brunswick, Maine.

 

(b) Deborah Cowing: Born 6 November 1777 at Brunswick, Maine.  Died there 28 May 1866.

 

(c) John Cowing: Born 24 February 1780 at Brunswick, Maine.  Died 18 January 1804.

 

(d) Captain Charles Cowing: Born 8 May 1782 at Brunswick, Maine.  Died 7 April 1827.

 

(e) Israel Cowing: Born 31 December 1785 at Brunswick, Maine.  Died 31 October 1815 at Brunswick, Maine.

 

(f) Lucy Cowing: Born 25 June 1788 at Brunswick, Maine.  Died 26 January 1853.

 

(g) Elizabeth Cowing: Born 2 February 1790 at Brunswick, Maine.  Married William Hunt on 15 September 1804 at Brunswick.

 

(h) Samuel Cowing: Born 4 November 1792 at Brunswick, Maine.  Married Mary Story on 17 January 1818 at Brunswick.

 

(i) Martha Cowing: Born 4 March 1795 at Brunswick, Maine.

 

(j) David Cowing: Born 12 April 1797 at Brunswick, Maine.

 

(k) Captain James Cowing: Born 12 April 1797 at Brunswick, Maine.  Died 29 May 1875 at Bath, Maine.

 

(2) Calvin Cowing: Born about 1752 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 15 February 1844 at Lisbon, Maine.  Veteran of the Revolutionary War.  Married (1st) Mehitable Coombs (b. 8 Jan 1755 at Brunswick, ME, d. there 16 Aug 1778), daughter of Peter and Thankful (Strout) Coombs, on 20 October 1775 at Brunswick, Maine and had the following son:

 

(a) Joseph Cowing: Born 7 August 1776 at Brunswick, Maine.  Died 1 December 1834 at Lisbon, Maine.

 

Calvin Cowing married (2nd) Elizabeth "Betsey" Coombs (b. 25 Mar 1757 at New Meadows, Brunswick, ME, d. 6 Nov 1813 at Lisbon, ME), daughter of George and Abigail (Berry) Coombs, on 12 July 1780 at Brunswick, Maine and had the following children:

 

(b) Mehitable Cowing: Born 27 April 1781.

 

(c) Calvin Cowing: Born about 1782 in Maine.  Died 18 October 1865 at Glenburn, Maine.

 

(d) Abigail Cowing: Born 12 August 1784.  Died 30 June 1859 at Litchfield, Maine.

 

(e) Thomas A. Cowing: Born 30 September 1788 at Lisbon, Maine.  Died 14 January 1877 at Dedham, Maine.

 

(f) Christiana Cowing: Born about 1790 at Lisbon, Maine.  Died 15 January 1815 at Bowdoin, Maine.

 

(g) Deborah Cowing: Born about March 1794 at Lisbon, Maine.  Died 11 September 1873 at Litchfield, Maine.

 

(h) Daniel Cowing: Born 8 October 1796 at Lisbon, Maine.  Died 13 February 1861 at Rockland, Maine.

 

(i) Elizabeth "Betsy" Cowing: Born about 1799 at Lisbon, Maine.  Died 19 May 1880 at Lewiston, Maine.

 

Married (3rd) Tamara/Taminy Dyer of Durham on 22 October 1815 at Bowdoin, Maine (intent recorded 30 Sep 1815).  Married (4th) Dolly (?) (b. 1780) on 16 January 1820 at Lisbon, Maine.  Following Calvin’s death, Dolly (?) Cowing married Joseph Woodward.

 

(3) Turner Cowing: Born about 1762.  Probably died before 1790.  Married Betsy (?) and had the following son:

 

(a) Charles Cowing: Born 8 February 1783 at Brunswick, Maine.

 

(4) Captain John Cowing: Born 1764.  Died 1804.

 

(5) Christiana Cowing: Born about 1770.  Married David Coombs (b. 27 May 1764, d. 3 Jun 1803 at West Bath, Maine), son of Stephen and Mindwell (Dow) Coombs, on 29 November 1792 at Brunswick, Maine and had the following children:

 

(a) Peter Coombs.

 

(b) Israel Coombs: Born about 1802.  Died between 1826 and 1829.

 

(b. Lydia Cowing: Born 12 March 1725/26 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died before 1758.  Baptized there 5 May 1728 at the First Parish Congregational Church.  Married Isaac Litchfield (b. 1719 at Scituate), son of Nicholas and Bathsheba (Clark) Litchfield, on 8 September 1743 at Scituate and had the following children:

 

(1) Barnabas Litchfield.

 

(2) Isaac Litchfield.

 

(3) Hannah Litchfield.

 

(4) Lydia Litchfield.

 

(c. Balch Cowing I: Born before 28 July 1728 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there on 28 July 1728.  Died before 14 October 1803 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  Was given his mother's maiden name.   Married Sarah Howland (b. 14 Nov 1727, d. 14 Oct 1803 at Braintree), daughter of Ebenezer and Sarah (Green) Howland, on 18 December 1751 at Pembroke, Massachusetts and had the following children:

 

(1) Ruth Cowing.

 

(2) Rachel Cowing: Born 31 October 1752 at Pembroke, Massachusetts.  Baptized there on 16 November 1755 in the First Unitarian Church.  Married Captain Moses Nash (b. 24 Apr 1744 at Weymouth, MA, d. there Aug 1826) on 11 December 1777 at Braintree, Massachusetts.

 

(3) Prince Cowing: Born 5 April 1754 at Pembroke, Massachusetts.  Baptized there on 16 November 1755 in the First Unitarian Church.  Died 17 January 1834.

 

(4) Huldah Cowing: Born 27 July 1757.  Married Barnabas Hollis.

 

(5) Howland Cowing: Born 25 July 1759 at Braintree Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  Died 26 April 1839 in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  Veteran of the American Revolutionary War.

 

1790 US Census: Howland Cowing was heading a household at Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts which included 1 male over age 16 (Howland, 31), 1 male under age 16 (Balch, 10), and 4 females.

 

1810 US Census: Howland Cowing was heading a household at Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts which included 1 male over age 45, 2 females age 10 to 15, 1 female age 26 to 45, and 1 female over age 45.

 

1820 US Census: Howland Cowing was heading a household at Braintree, Norfolk Coutny, Massachusetts which included 1 male age 10 to 15, 1 male over age 45, and 1 female over age 45.

 

Howland Cowing married Rachel Hollis (b. 1759, d. ) on 5 March 1779 at Braintree and had the following children:

 

(a) Balch Cowing II: (more info) Born about 1788 in Scituate Township, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (also seen: b. 1780 in Braintree Twp, Norfolk Co., MA).  Died 1832.  Captain of the sloop "Volante."

 

1850 US Census: Balch Cowing, age 62 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  His real estate was valued at $2,800.  The household also included Cyntha Cowing, age 63 (b. MA); Henry B. Cowing, age 38 (b. MA) and in the boot business; Lucretia A. Cowing, age 33 (b. MA); Sarah Cowing, age 31 (b. MA); Susan Cowing, age 26 (b. MA); Maria Cowing, age 24 (b. MA); William Cowing, age 22 (b. MA) and employed as a boot maker; Henry B. Cowing, age 8 (b. MA) [very legible; should be Henry V.]; and Elethea Peaks (female), age 72 (b. MA).

 

1860 US Census: Balch Cowing, age 74 (b. MA), whose occupation was listed as "gentleman," was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Sintha Cowing, age 72 (b. MA); daughter, Sarah Cowing, age 36 (b. MA); daughter, Susan Cowing, age 32 (b. MA); daughter, Maria Cowing, age (perhaps 33) (b. MA); and son, Francis Cowing, age 24 (b. MA).

 

1870 US Census: Balch Cowing, age 82 (b. MA) and a retired sea captain, was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  His real estate was valued at $4,000 and his personal property was valued at $34,000.  The household also included his daughter, Sarah H. Cowing, age 45 (b. MA); daughter, Susan H. Cowing, age 43 (b. MA); son, Frances H. Cowing, age 34 (b. MA) and employed as a railroad depot agent; son, Henry V. Cowing, age 28 (b. MA) and employed in a boot factory; daughter, Lucinda M. Cowing, age 23 (b. MA); William U. Cowing, age 4 months (b. MA); Maria T. Willey, age 41 (b. MA); Theodore P. Willey, age 4 (b. MA); and Bridget Killian, age 49 (b. Ireland).

 

Balch Cowen married Cynthia "Cyntha" Bates (b. 1786 in Weymouth Twp, Norfolk Co., MA, d. there 1866), daughter of Joshua and Tirzah (Pratt) Bates, on 20 August 1809 in Weymouth Township and had the following children:

 

[1. Joshua Bates Cowing: Born 21 November 1809.

 

1850 US Census: Joshua B. Cowing, age 39 (b. MA) and employed as a shoe maker, was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Deborah C. Cowing, age 34 (b. MA); son, Francis H. Cowing, 2nd, age 14 (b. MA); daughter, Mary C. Cowing, age 12 (b. MA); Helen M. Cowing, age 10 (b. MA); son, George C. Cowing, age 9 (b. MA); son, Charles G. Cowing, age 7 (b. MA); and son, Edward G. Cowing, age 1 (b. MA).  Of interest, Joshua's next door neighbor was his brother, Francis H. Cowing, age 36.

 

1870 US Census: Joshua B. Cowing, age 59 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Weymouth Township (S. Braintree Post Office), Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Deborah Cowing, age 56 (b. MA); Edward A. French, age 31 (b. MA) and employed in a boot factory; Mary C. French, age 33 (b. MA); Willie E. French, age 5 (b. MA); Chas. W. Hayward, age 22 (b. MA) and employed as a carpenter; and Elizabeth Hayward, age 19 (b. MA).  Of interest, Joshua's next door neighbor was his brother, Francis H. Cowing, age 56 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer.

 

Joshua Cowing married Deborah Cushing (b. 23 Jul 1814), daughter of Thomas and Rachel (Hunt) Cushing, and had the following children:

 

[a. Francis Howland Cowing II: Born 1834 in Massachusetts.  In 1880 resided with his single aunt, Susan H. Cowing, and others in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

1880 US Census: Francis H. Cowing, age 46 (b. MA) resided with his aunt, Susan H. Cowing, age 57, in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

1910 US Census: Francis H. Cowing, age 75 (b. MA), single, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at 17 Commercial Street in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his aunt, Maria T. Willey, age 86 (b. MA) and a widow, who had had 1 child, no longer alive.

 

[b. Mary Cushing Cowing: Born 1836.  Perhaps married Edward A. French (b. abt 1839 in MA) and had the following son:

 

[1] Willie E. French: Born about 1865 in Massachusetts.

 

[c. Helen Maria Cowing: Born 1839.

 

[d. Charles G. Cowing: Born 1841.

 

1870 US Census: Charles G. Cowing, age 27 (b. MA) and employed in a boot factory, resided in the household headed by Edmund L. Nickerson, age 45 (b. MA) and employed in a boot factory in Weymouth Township (S. Braintree PO), Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included Ella G. Cowing, age 20 (b. MA); Lydia A. Nickerson, age 38 (b. MA); E. Lewis Nickerson, age 17 (b. MA) and employed in a boot factory; Arthur W. Nickerson, age 11 (b. MA); Etta H. Nickerson, age 5 (b. MA); and Nellie M. Nickerson, age 1 (b. MA).

 

1910 US Census: Ella G. Cowing, age 59, was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included her son, Willard B. Cowing, age 37; grandson, Charles B. Cowing, age 4; Calvin C. Dyer, age 46; and Etta H. Dyer, age 44.

 

Charles G. Cowing married Ella G. (perhaps Nickerson) in April 1870 and had the following son:

 

[1] Willard V./B. Cowing: Born about 1875 in Massachusetts.

 

1910 US Census: Willard V. Cowing, age 35 (b. MA) and employed as a teamster, was heading a household on Putnam Street in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 4 years, Lizzie M. Cowing, age 23 (b. MA); son, Charles B. Cowing, age 3 (b. MA); daughter, Isabelle F. Cowing, age 2 (b. MA); and daughter, Alberta L. Cowing, age 1 (b. MA).

 

1920 US Census: Willard B. Cowing, age 47 (b. MA) and employed as a coal passer for a cool company, was heading a household at 24 Washburne Street in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Lizzie M. Cowing, age 32 (b. MA); son, Charles B. Cowing, age 13 (b. MA); daughter, Isabel Cowing, age 12 (b. MA); daughter, Alberta Cowing, age 11 (b. MA); daughter, Elizabeth Cowing, age 10 (b. MA); son, William Cowing, age 5 (b. MA); and daughter, Grace Cowing, age 4 years and 5 months (b. MA).

 

Willard B. Cowing married Lizzie M. (?) and had the following children:

 

[a] Charles B. Cowing: Born about 1907 in Massachusetts.

 

[b] Isabelle F. Cowing: Born about 1908 in Massachusetts.

 

[c] Alberta L. Cowing: Born about 1909 in Massachusetts.

 

[d] Elizabeth Cowing: Born about 1910 in Massachusetts.

 

[e] William Cowing: Born about 1915 in Massachusetts.

 

[f] Grace Cowing: Born about 1916 in Massachusetts.

 

[e. George Cowing: Born about 1843.

 

[g. Edward G. Cowing: Born 1848.

 

[f. Elizabeth Cowing: Born about 1851 (also seen: b. 1845).  Perhaps married Charles W. Hayward (b. abt 1848 in MA), who was employed as a carpenter).

 

[2. Henry Balch Cowing: Born 27 January 1812 in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

1860 US Census: H. B. Cowing, age 40 (b. MA) and employed as a hotel keeper, was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Martha Cowing, age 30 (b. MA); son, Henry V. Cowing, age 18 (b. MA); Elijah F. Hall, age 38 (b. ME) and employed as a lawyer; George H. Reed, age 27 (b. MA) and employed as a clerk; and Catherine Reed, age 25 (b. Ireland) and employed as a servant.

 

Henry B. Cowing married (1st) Elizabeth Emeline Vinton (b. 1811, d. 1842) and had the following son:

 

[a. Henry Vinton Cowing: Born 1842.  Employed in a boot factory.

 

1870 US Census: Henry V. Cowing, age 28, resided with his parents in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

1880 US Census: Henry V. Cowing, age 38 (b. MA) and employed in a boot factory, was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Lucinda M. Cowing, age 33 (b. MA); son, William H. Cowing, age 10 (b. MA); and daughter, Susan Bates Cowing, age 3 (b. MA).

 

1900 US Census: Lucinda M. Cowing, age 53 (b. Sep 1846 in MA) and widowed, was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  She had had 2 children, both still alive.  The household also included her son, William H. Cowing, age 30 (b. Jan 1870 in MA) and employed as a drug clerk; and daughter, Chynthia L. Cowing, age 15 (b. Nov 1884 in MA) and at school.

 

Henry V. Cowing married Lucinda M. (?) (more info) (b. Sep 1846 in MA) and had the following children:

 

[1] William H. Cowing: (more info) Born about January 1870 in Massachusetts.  In 1900 employed as a drug clerk.

 

1870 US Census: William U. Cowing, age 4 months (when enumerated on 18 July 1870), resided with his parents in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

1910 US Census: William H. Cowing, age 40 (b. MA), was heading a household in Braintree Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his sister, Louisa Cowing, age 25 (b. ME); mother, Lucinda M. Cowing, age 62 (b. MA); and nephew, George C. Glover, age 7 (b. NYS).

 

1920 US Census: William H. Cowing, age 49 (b. MA), single, and employed as  a druggist in a drug store, was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his brother-in-law, Cyril D. Bond, age 33 (b. ME; father b. ME; mother b. English Canada) and employed as an electrical salesman; sister, Cynthia L. Bond, age 35 (b. MA); niece, Cynthia Cowan Niece, age 5 (b. MA); and servant, Mary Kelley, age 58 (b. Ireland; immigrated to the US in 1891).

 

[2] Susan Bates Cowing: Born about 1877 in Massachusetts.

 

[3] Cynthia Louisa Cowing "Louisa": Born November 1884 in Massachusetts.  Married Cyril D. Bond (b. abt 1887 in ME) and had the following daughter:

 

[a] Cynthia Cowan Bond: Born about 1915 in Massachusetts.

 

Henry B. Cowing married (2nd) Martha (?).

 

1870 US Census: Martha H. Cowing, age 40 (b. Nova Scotia, Canada; parents of foreign birth), was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included Agusta Trask, age 17 (b. Nova Scotia, Canada).

 

1880 US Census: Martha Cowing, age 50 (b. Canada; father b. Canada; mother b. NYS) and widowed, resided in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

[3. Lucretia Ann Cowing: Born 30 March 1817 in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

[4. Sarah Hollis Cowing: Born 4 November 1819 in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  Died there 19 September 1873.

 

[5. Susan H. Cowing: Born 1809 in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  Died there 16 April 1889.

 

1880 US Census: Susan H. Cowing, age 57 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and single, was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included her nephew, Francis H. Cowing, age 46 (b. MA); sister, Maria T. Willey, age 56 (b. MA); nephew, Theodore Parker Willey, age 15 (b. MA); Bridgett Killion, age 56 (b. Ireland); and brother, William H. Cowing, age 53 (b. MA).

 

[6. Maria T. Cowing: Born 1824.

 

1880 US Census: Maria T. Willey, age 56 (b. MA) resided with her sister, Susan H. Cowing, age 57, in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

1900 US Census: Maria C. Willey, age 75 (b. Oct 1825 in MA) was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  She had been married 38 years and had had 1 child who was still alive; nephew, Francis H. Cowing, age 65 (b. Oct 1834 in MA), who was employed as Town Assessor; and Theodore P. Willey, age 36 (b. Jun 1863 in MA; father b. NYS; mother b. MA), who had no recorded occupation.

 

Maria Cowing married Henry Willey (b. NYS) and had the following son:

 

[a. Theodore Parker Willey: Born June 1863 in Massachusetts.

 

1880 US Census: Theodore Parker Willey, age 15, resided with his aunt, Susan H. Cowing, age 57, in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

[7. William H./B. Cowing: Born about 1827 in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  In 1880 was single and resided with his single sister, Susan H. Cowing, in Weymouth Township.

 

[8. Francis Howland Cowing I: Born 20 March 1814 in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

1850 US Census: Francis H. Cowing, age 36 (b. MA) and employed as a boot maker, was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Sabrina B. Cowing, age 29 (b. MA); and daughter, Anna G. Cowing, age 7 (b. MA).

 

1870 US Census: Francis H. Cowing, age 56 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Sabrina B. Cowing, age 51 (b. MA); and son, Francis W. Cowing, age 15 (b. MA) and in school.

 

Francis H. Cowing married Sabrina B. Nash and had the following children:

 

[a. Francis "Frank" Williams Cowing: Born about 1854/55 in Massachusetts.  Worked in a boot factory.

 

1880 US Census: Francis W. Cowing, age 26 (b. MA), was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Cora E. Cowing, age 23 (b. MA); son, Willie F. Cowing, age 4 (b. MA); and daughter, Fannie E. Cowing, age 2 (b. MA).

 

1900 US Census: Frank W. Cowing, age 45 (b. Nov 1854 in MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Commercial Street in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 25 years, Cora E. Cowing, age 43 (b. May 1857 in MA; father b. MA; mother b. ME), who had had 12 children, 7 of whom were still alive; son, Wallace Cowing, age 19 (b. Jan 1881 in MA), single, and employed driving a milk wagon; daughter, Jennie Cowing, age 18 (b. Feb 1882 in MA) and single; daughter, Blanche Cowing, age 12 (b. Apr 1882? in MA); daughter, Annie Cowing, age 11 (b. Dec 1888 in MA); daughter, Helen Cowing, age 9 (b. Jan 1891 in MA); Bates Cowing, age 5 (b. Nov 1894 in MA); and father, Francis H. Cowing, age 86 (b. Mar 1814 in MA) and a widower.

 

1910 US Census: Frank W. Cowing, age 54 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed doing odd jobs, was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 35 years, Cora E. Cowing, age 53 (b. MA; father b. MA; mother b. ME), who had had 8 children, all still alive; daughter, Blanche W. Cowing, age 22 (b. MA), single, and employed as a "gold layer" in a shoe factory; daughter, Helen W. Cowing, age 19 (b. MA) and single; son, Bates J. Cowing, age 15 (b. MA); daughter, Cora F. Cowing, age 9 (b. MA); and boarder, James Means, age 41 (b. USA), single, and employed "working out."  Frank's next door neighbor was his son, Wallace.

 

1920 US Census: Frank W. Cowing, age 65 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at 695 Commercial Street in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Cora E. Cowing, age 62 (b. MA); daughter, Helen W. Cowing, age 28 (b. MA) and single; daughter, Cora F. Cowing, age 18 (b. MA) and single; son, Joshua B. Cowing, age 25 (b. MA) and single; and grand-daughter, Helen Cowing, age 10 (b. MA).  Of interest, Frank resided close to the household headed by Wallace D. Cowing. 

 

Francis W. Cowing married Cora E. (?) (b. May 1857 in ME) and had the following children: (13 total)

 

[1] William F. Cowing: Born about 1876 in Massachusetts.

 

1910 US Census: William F. Cowing, age 33 (b. MA), was boarding in the household headed by Fred E. Belcher, age 34 (b. MA) in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included Fred's wife, Sadie M. Belcher, age 33 (b. MA); son, Norman E. Belcher, age 10 (b. MA); son, Edgar E. Belcher, age 8 (b. MA); daughter, Marjorie L. Belcher, age 3 (b. MA); daughter, Cora I. Belcher, less than 1 year old (b. MA); boarder, Benjamin N. Ells, age 41 (b. MA); boarder, Annie E. F. Ells, age 35 (b. MA); boarder, Roderick Ells, age 13 (b. MA); and boarder, Edwin Carlinder, age  21 (b. MA).

 

1920 US Census: William F. Cowing, age 43 (b. MA; father b. MA; mother b. NH) and employed as manager of a milk farm, was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Sarah M. (?) (b. abt 1877 in MA); step-son, Edgar E. Belcher, age 18 (b. MA) and single; step-daughter, Marjorie L. Belcher, age 13 (b. MA); and step-daughter, Lora I. Belcher, age 9 (b. MA).

 

1930 US Census: William F. Cowing, age 53 (b. MA; father b. MA; mother b. NH) and employed as a milk dealer, was heading a household at 118 High Street in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  He was married 1st at age 25 and his residence was valued at $5,000.  The household also included his wife, Sarah M. Cowing, age 53 (b. MA), who was married 1st at age 22; step-daughter, Marjorie L. Belcher, age 23 (b. MA) and single; step-daughter, Lora I. Belcher, age 20 (b. MA) and single; boarder, George S. Medigan/Madigan, age 25 (b. MA; parents b. Irish Free State) and single; and boarder, Herbert Roberts, age 25 (b. MA).

 

William F. Cowing married, as her 2nd husband, Sarah M. (?), who had the following children from her 1st marriage to (?) Belcher:

 

[a] Edgar E. Belcher: Born about 1902 in Massachusetts.

 

[b] Marjorie L. Belcher: Born about 1907 in Massachusetts.

 

[c] Lora I. Belcher: Born about 1911 in Massachusetts.

 

[2] Fannie E. Cowing: Born about 1878 in Massachusetts.

 

[3] Wallace D. Cowing: Born January 1881 in Massachusetts.

 

1910 US Census: Wallace D. Cowing, age 29 (b. MA) and employed as foreman in a woolen mill, was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 4 years, Mabel F. Cowing, age 28 (b. MA), who had had 1 child, still alive; son, Russel F. Cowing, age 3 (b. MA); and boarder, Celia J. Cummings, age 55 (b. English Canada) and a widower, who had immigrated to the US in 1883.

 

1920 US Census: Wallace D. Cowing, age 38 (b. MA; father b. MA; mother b. ME) and employed as Assistant Superintendant of a wool carbonizing factory, was heading a household at 709 Commercial Street in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Mabel F. Cowing, age 38 [could be 30] (b. MA; parents b. MA); and son, Russell F. Cowing, age 12 (b. MA).

 

Wallace Cowing married Mabel F. (?) (b. abt 1882 in MA)  and had the following son:

 

[a] Russell F. Cowing: Born about 1907 in Massachusetts.

 

[4] Jennie B. Cowing: Born February 1882 in Massachusetts.

 

1930 US Census: Joseph Guertin, age 52 (b. MA; parents b. French Canada) and employed at a shoe shop, was heading a household at 17 Foye Avenue, Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  He had married 1st at age 45.  The household also included his wife, Jennie M. Guertin, age 47 (b. MA; parents b. MA), who had married 1st at age 40; and Jennie's brother, Joshua B. Cowing, age 35 (b. MA) and single (apparently never married).

 

Jennie B. Cowing married Joseph Guertin (b. abt 1878 in MA; parents b. French Canada).  In 1930 they resided at 17 Foye Avenue, Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

[5] Blanche W. Cowing: Born April 1887? in Massachusetts.

 

[6] Annie Cowing: Born December 1888 in Massachusetts.

 

[7] Helen W. Cowing: Born January 1891 in Massachusetts.  Perhaps had the following daughter:

 

[a] Helen Cowing: Born about 1910 in Massachusetts.  (Mentioned in 1920 census for her grandparents, Frank and Cora Cowing.)

 

[8] Bates Joshua Cowing "Joshua B.": Born November 1894 in Massachusetts.

 

1920 US Census: Joshua B. Cowing, age 25 (b. MA), resided with his parents in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. (Of interest, enumerated beside Helen Cowing (b. abt 1910 in MA), an unidentified granddaughter of Frank and Cora Cowing.)

 

1930 US Census: Joshua B. Cowing, age 35 (b. MA) and single, resided with his sister, Jennie, and her husband, Joseph Guertin, at 17 Foye Avenue in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

[9] Cora F. Cowing: Born about 1901 in Massachusetts.  Perhaps had the following daughter:

 

[a] Helen Cowing: Born about 1910 in Massachusetts. (Mentioned in 1920 census for her grandparents, Frank and Cora Cowing.)

 

[b. Anna Gordon Cowing: Born 1842.  Died 1889.

 

(b) Sarah Cowing: Born 1784 in Massachusetts.  Died 26 July 1870 in Braintree Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  Married Peleg Jordan, Jr. (b. 1784 in Scituate Twp, MA, d. 26 Jul 1863 in Braintree Twp, MA), son of Peleg and Rispah (Silvester) Jordan, and had the following children:

 

[1. Thomas Jordan: Born 1806.  Died 1878 in Braintree Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  Married Jerusha Seymour (b. 1814, d. 1876), daughter of John and Jerusha (Burges) Seymour, and had the following children:

 

[a. Frank F. Jordan: Born 1847.

 

[b. James H. Jordan: Born 1851.

 

[c. Abbie F. Jordan: Born 1853.

 

[d. Calvin C. Jordan: Born 1857.

 

[2. Sarah Jordan: Born 15 November 1808 in Braintree Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

[3. Cornelius C. Jordan: Born 6 January 1811 in Braintree Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  Married Deliah Sprague (b. 25 Jan 1808 in Marshfield Twp, Plymouth Co., MA, d. 9 Nov 1845 in Weymouth Twp, Norfolk Co., MA), daughter of Charles and Lydia (Peterson) Sprague, and had the following children:

 

[a. Ellen Osgood Jordan: Born 1830.  Died 28 October 1845 in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

[b. Sarah A. Jordan: Born 4 August 1833 in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

[c. Caroline J. Jordan: Born 5 November 1835 in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

[d. Amanda G. Jordan: Born 11 August 1838 in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

[e. Abby Frances Jordan: Born 4 August 1843 in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  Died there 4 September 1843.

 

[f. Charles Henry Jordan: Born 7 April 1845 in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  Died there 18 September 1845.

 

[4. Mary Jordan: Born 3 December 1812 in Braintree Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

[5. Lydia Jordan: Born 23 December 1815 in Braintree Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

[6. Elizabeth Colby Jordan: Born 1 December 1818 in Braintree Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

[7. Calvin Colby Jordan: Born 8 October 1819 in Braintree Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

[8. John Jordan: Born 3 May 1822 in Braintree Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

[9. Susan Piper Jordan: Born 16 October 1826 in Braintree Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

[10. James H. Jordan: Born 1830 in Braintree Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

(c) Howland Cowing: Born 1792 in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

(d) Cornelius Cowing: Born 1795 in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  Died 1877 in Roxbury Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  Employed as a farmer.

 

1850 US Census: Cornelius Cowing, age 55 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Roxbury Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  His real estate was valued at $5,000.  The household also included Sarah Cowing, age 37 (b. MA); Walter H. Cowing, age 20 (b. MA) and employed as a shoe maker; Anna Cowing, age 26 (b. MA); and Elizabeth Mccurdy, age 23 (b. Ireland).

 

1860 US Census: Cornelius Cowing, age 64 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in West Roxbury Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  His real estate was valued at $16,000 and his personal property was valued at $3,000.  The household also included Sarah Cowing, age 46 (b. MA); Ann G. Cowing, age 39 (b. MA); and Walter H. Cowing, age 30 (b. MA) and employed as a merchant [no property ownership mentioned].  Of interest, Walter, along with his wife and child, were enumerated separately (see below) in Roxbury Township.

 

1870 US Census: Cornelius Cowing, age 75 (b. MA) and a retired merchant, was heading a household in West Roxbury Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  His real estate was valued at $21,000 and his personal property was valued at $2,500.  The household also included Sarah Cowing, age 57 (b. MA) and keeping house, and Anna G. Cowing, age 48 (b. MA; no occupation).

 

Cornelius Cowing married (1st) Ann Gordon and (perhaps) had the following children:

 

[1. Anna Cowing: Born about 1824 in Massachusetts.

 

[2. Walter H. Cowing: Born about 1830/32 in Massachusetts.  Employed as a shoe maker.

 

1860 US Census: Walter H. Cowing, age 28 (b. MA) and employed as a merchant, was heading a household in West Roxbury, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  His real estate was valued at $3,000 and his person property was valued at $3,000.  The household also included Martha W. Cowing, age 25 (b. MA); Grace G. Cowing, age 6 months (b. MA); and Louisa S. Smith, age 19 (b. England) and employed as a servant.

 

Walter H. Cowing married Martha W. (?) (b. abt 1825 in MA) and had the following daughter:

 

[a. Grace G. Cowing: Born about December 1849 in Massachusetts.

 

Cornelius Cowing married (2nd) married Sarah Stranger.

 

(e) Barnabas Cowing: Born 1799 in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  Died there 25 November 1801.

 

(6) Molley Cowing: Born 18 July 1761.  Married Micah Wild, Jr. on 25 December 1779 at Braintree, Massachusetts.

 

(7) Sarah Cowing: Born 7 November 1763 in Braintree Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  Married Peleg Jordan, Jr. on 26 November 1805 in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

1850 US Census: Of interest, Peleg Jordan, age 66 (b. MA) and employed as a shipwright, was heading a household in Braintree Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included Sarah Jordan, age 66 (b. MA); James H. Jordan, age 20 (b. MA) and employed as a boot maker; and Rachel Cowing, age 91 (b. MA).

 

(8) Matilda Cowing: Born 1768.  Baptized 1768 at Braintree, Massachusetts.  Died 4 February 1854.  Married Increase Bates (Bapt. 15 Apr 1759 at Weymouth, MA, d. 28 May 1815) after 10 December 1785 at Weymouth, Massachusetts.

 

(6. Josiah Cowing: Born 19 May 1704 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized 5 May 1728 at the First Parish Congregational Church, Scituate.

 

(7. Rachel Cowing: Born about 1706 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized 19 July 1719 at Scituate.  Married William Southworth on 6 February 1726/27 at Scituate.

 

(8. Gathelus Cowing: Born 4 February 1708/09 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized 19 July 1719 at the First Parish Church, Scituate.  Intent to marry Mary Gill (b. Hingham, MA) of Hingham recorded on 1 June 1735 at Scituate.

 

(9. Captain Job Cowing: Born 8 March 1713 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized 19 July 1719 at Scituate.  Died there after 1765.  Married Deborah Gannett (b. 13 Dec 1712 at Scituate, baptized 8 Nov 1713 at Scituate, d. there Nov 1799), daughter of Matthew Gannett, on 24 May 1733 at Scituate and had the following children:

 

(a. Deborah Cowing: Born 22 December 1733 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 16 January 1808 at Hingham, Massachusetts.  Married Adam Stowell (b. 15 Aug 1722 at Hingham, d. there 6 Dec 1807), son of Samuel and Susannah (Lambert) Stowell, on 22 January 1751/52 at Hingham, Massachusetts and resided there on Fort Hill Street.  Adam, who was employed as a blacksmith, was probably a descendant of Samuel and Mary (Farrow) Stowell of Hingham, generation 9 of the Stowell Annex.  Deborah and Adam had the following children:

 

(1) Eliakim Stowell: Born 1753 at Hingham, Massachusetts.

 

(2) Issacher Stowell: Born 1755 at Hingham, Massachusetts.

 

(3) Seth Stowell: Born 1756 at Hingham, Massachusetts.

 

(4) Rachel Stowell: Born 23 September 1758 at Hingham, Massachusetts.  Died 29 November 1819.  Married Peter Hersey.

 

(5) Hannah Stowell: Born 1761 at Hingham, Massachusetts.

 

(6) Adam Stowell: Born 1763 at Hingham, Massachusetts.

 

(7) Job Stowell: Born 1765.

 

(8) Deborah Stowell: Born 6 May 1767 at Hingham, Massachusetts.  Died 18 February 1846.  Married Israel Hersey.

 

(9) Jesse Stowell: Born 1769.

 

(10) Lydia Stowell: Born 31 July 1771 at Hingham, Massachusetts.  Died 17 March 1854.  Married Abijah Hersey.

 

(11) William Stowell: Born 1776 at Hingham, Massachusetts.

 

(b. Mary Cowing: Born 19 February 1734/35 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 30 May 1736.  Married Jonathan Brown, Jr. on 1 November 1759 at Scituate and had the following son:

 

(1) Charles Brown: Married Martha Giddings Lufkin.

 

(c. Hannah Cowing: Born 19 March 1736/37 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 23 April 1738.

 

(d. Elizabeth Deborow Cowing: Born 14 April 1740 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 1 November 1831 at Phippsburg, Maine; interred there in the Bowker Cemetery.  Married Joseph Bowker (b. 5 Mar 1737/38 at Scituate, Bapt. there 18 May 1740 in the Second Church, d. 4 Mar 1802 at Phippsburg; interred thre in the Bowker Cem.) on 26 May 1760 at Scituate and had the following children:

 

(1) Deborow Bowker: Born 20 August 1762 at Georgetown, Maine.  Died 20 April 1855 at Augusta, Maine.  Married John Soule (b. 9 Jan 1757 at Duxbury) on 18 August 1783 at Georgetown.

 

(2) Major Levi B. Bowker: Born 25 July 1763.  Died 28 July 1850.

 

(3) Desiah Bowker: Born 8 April 1764 at Georgetown, Maine.  Married Joseph Hall, Jr. on 23 September 1788 at Georgetown.

 

(4) Joseph Bowker: Born 5 March 1766 at Georgetown, Maine.  Baptized 18 May 1766 at Phippsburg, Maine.  Died 5 April 1817 at Phippsburg; interred Bowker Cemetery, Phippsburg.  Married Elizabeth Hall (b. before 8 Sep 1765 at Phippsburg, ME, Bapt. there 8 Sep 1765, d. there 31 Jul 1853) on 11 December 1787 at Georgetown, Maine.

 

(5) John Bowker: Born 25 June 1768.

 

(6) Nancy Bowker: Born 18 June 1770.

 

(7) Rachel Bowker: Born 25 July 1772.  Died 9 September 1856.

 

(8) Hannah Bowker: Born 8 January 1775.

 

(9) Lazarus Bowker: Born 13 October 1776 at Phippsburg, Maine.  Died 7 January 1858.

 

(10) James Bowker: Born 3 March 1779.  Died 13 October 1852.

 

(11) Washington Bowker: Born 15 May 1781.  Died 9 August 1858.

 

(12) Rebacher Bowker: Born 4 October 1783.  Died 8 October 1858.

 

(e. Job Cowing, Jr.: Born 18 September 1742 at Scituate, Massachusetts.  Died there 2 June 1834.  Served in the Revolutionary War.  Married (1st) Zillah Perry (d. abt 1809 at Scituate) on 20 May 1761 at Scituate.  Married (2nd) Deborah (?) (b. abt 1760, d. 3 Jul 1834 at Scituate) on 4 February 1810 at Scituate.

 

(f. Gathelus Cowing: Born 4 September 1745 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 20 March 1834 at West Hampton, Massachusetts.  Veteran of the Revolutionary War.  On 5 July 1820 was age 74 (wife was age 55) and resided in a son’s household at Chesterfield, Massachusetts.  Married (1st) Lucy Hatch (b. 29 Mar 1746 at Scituate, d. 15 Apr 1819 at Worthington, MA) on 11 July 1768 at Scituate and had the following children:

 

(1) David Cowing: Born 16 August 1768 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married Mary Keen after 13 July 1789.

 

(a) Ebenezer Cowing: Born 3 August 1791.

 

(b) Ruth Cowing.

 

(c) Elizabeth Cowing.

 

(d) Desiah Cowing.

 

(e) Deborah Cowing.

 

(f) Sophira Cowing.

 

(g) George Cowing.

 

(2) Desire/Desiah Cowing: Born 11 March 1771 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 29 September 1844 at Worthington, Massachusetts.  Married Thomas Patch (b. 24 May 1753 at Pomfret, CT, d. 14 Mar 1814 at Chesterfield, MA) on 11 October 1792 at Chesterfield, Massachusetts.

 

(3) Luther Cowing: Born 26 October 1773 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married Susanna Howard (b. Worthington, MA) on 27 November 1794.

 

(4) Gathelus Cowing, Jr.: Born 5 January 1776 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 26 July 1840 at Chesterfield, Massachusetts.  Intent to married (1st) Mary Dana (b. 17 Apr 1775 at Amherst, MA, d. 24 Nov 1815 at Norwich, MA), daughter of Amariah and Dorothy (May) Dana, was recorded 5 August 1798 at Chesterfield.  Married (2nd) widow Mary (?) Hill (b. abt 1775, d. 28 Feb 1863) of Cummington after 24 November 1815 at Chesterfield and with both wives had at least 7 children.

 

1850 US Census: Mary (?) (Hill) Cowing resided in the household headed by her son, Job, at Worthington, Massachusetts.

 

(5) Thomas Cowing: Born 28 December 1777 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 9 February 1848.  Employed as a weaver.  Married Patience Butts (b. 11 Mar 1792, d. 14 Mar 1848) after 19 December 1817.

 

(6) Job Cowing: Born 28 January 1780 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married (1st) Rachel Coleman (d. 29 Nov 1805) on 26 June 1803.  Married (2nd) Sybil King (b. 9 Jul 1782 at Chesterfield, MA, d. 3 Apr 1858) after March 1807.

 

(7) Rachel Cowing: Born 9 May 1782 at Chesterfield, Massachusetts.  Married Piam Tower.

 

(8) Elizabeth Cowing: Born 16 September 1784 at Chesterfield, Massachusetts.  Died there 29 November 1794.

 

(9) Sarah Cowing: Born 12 November 1786.  Married Elkanah Ring.

 

(10) Electa Cowing: Born 21 March 1792 at Chesterfield, Massachusetts.  Died there 17 November 1794.

 

(11) Elizabeth Cowing: Born 29 November 1794.

 

Gathelus Cowing married (2nd) Irena Litchfield (b. abt 1765, d. 3 Sep 1834 at Westhampton) after 10 July 1819.

 

(g. Rachel Cowing: Born 2 May 1748 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 26 June 1748.  Died there 5 March 1748/49; interred Groveland Cemetery, North Scituate.

 

(h. Israel Cowing: Born 10 September 1750 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married Mrs.  Intent to marry Desire (?) Mott recorded 4 February 1769 at Scituate.  Israel and Desire had the following children:

 

(1) Israel Cowing, Jr.: Born 27 October 1770 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died Oct/Nov 1832, age 62, at Hingham, Massachusetts.  Married Rebecca Wade on 25 November 1788 in the East Parish of Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

 

(2) Charles Cowing: Born 14 July 1773 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died there 13 April 1823.

 

(i. Hannah Cowing: Born 12 July 1752 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married Abner Pincin on 22 April 1770 at Scituate and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Hannah Pincin: Born 23 September 1770 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 10 April 1856 at Cohasset, Massachusetts.  Married Ephraim Marble (b. 29 Oct 1767 at Hingham, MA, d. 5 Jul 1811 at Cohasset) on 4 January 1790 at Cohasset.

 

(10. Joseph Cowing: Born 1 March 1714/15 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized 19 July 1719 at Scituate.  Died 27 December 1780 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts (per gravestone: “Dropt Down Dead;” interred Scotland Graveyard, Bridgewater.  Married Jane Keith (b. 4 Dec 1720 at Bridgewater, d. there 22 Jan 1794; interred with Joseph), daughter of Samuel and Bethiah (Fobes) Keith, on 24 November 1744 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts and had the following children:

 

(a. Joseph Cowing, Jr.: Born 22 July 1745 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 28 July 1745.  Died 14 June 1828 at Titicut, Massachusetts.  Married Abigail “Bethia” Fobes (b. 3 May 1747, d. 9 Aug 1823, age 76, at Bridgewater), daughter of Joshua and Esther (Porter) Fobes, on 13 February 1772 at Bridgewater and had the following children:

 

(1) Betsy Cowing: Married Silas Andrews on 28 August 1803 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

 

(2) Abigail Cowing: Born about 1773 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  Died 3 October 1823 at Titicut, Massachusetts.

 

(3) Lucy Cowing: Born 19 April 1775.  Died 28 August 1858.  Married Martin Copeland (b. 1 Jan 1774, d. 15 Oct 1830) on 3 April 1802 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

 

(4) Bethiah Cowing: Born about 1780 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  Died 30 June 1824 at Titicut, Massachusetts.

 

(5) Hannah Cowing: Born about 1783.  Died 30 October 1828 at Titicot.

 

(6) Asenath Cowing: Born about 1791 at Bridewater, Massachusetts.  Died 6 March 1826 at Titicut, Massachusetts.

 

(b. Hannah Cowing: Born 22 May 1747 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  Died there 2 September 1782.  Married John Hooper, Jr. (b. 1747), son of John and Sarah (Cowing) Hooper, on 5 June 1777 at Bridgewater and had the following children:

 

(1) John Hooper, III: Born 1779.

 

(2) Joseph Hooper: Born 1780.

 

(3) Hannah Hooper: Born 1782.

 

(c. Infant: Twin.  Born 25 March 1750 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  Died there 13 June 1749.

 

(d. Infant: Twin.  Born 25 March 1750 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  Died there 10 April 1750.

 

(e. Ward Cowing: Born 10 May 1755 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  Died 13 April 1832 at Providence, Rhode Island; interred there in Swan Point Cemetery.  Married Mary Peckham (b. abt 1760, d. 24 Jul 1829 at Providence), daughter of Philip Peckham, on 6 December 1778 at Providence and had the following children:

 

(1) Henry Cowing: Born 29 September 1779.  Died 2 March 1845 at Charleston, South Carolina.  Married Ann Wagner on 3 March 1813 in South Carolina.

 

(2) Mary Cowing: Born 30 September 1781 in Rhode Island.  Married Pardon T. Hurlburt on 19 June 1806 at Providence, Rhode Island.

 

(3) Frances “Fanny” Cowing: Born 1784.  Died 20 February 1799 at Providence, Rhode Island; interred Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.

 

(4) Joseph Cowing: Born 24 March 1786 in Rhode Island.  Died 11 September 1846 at Providence, Rhode Island; interred there in Swan Point Cemetery.  In 1836/37 resided on Richmond Street in Providence.  Married Mary Weeden (b. 16 Jan 1789 at Providence, d. there 25 Mar 1835; interred with Joseph) on 24 January 1811 at Providence.

 

(5) Seth Lothrop Cowing: Born 24 October 1788 in Rhode Island.  Died 30 October 1826 in New York; interred Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island.

 

(6) Ward Cowing, Jr.: Born 21 June 1791 in Rhode Island.  Died there 22 March 1864.  Resided at Chirow, South Carolina when he married Mary Atwood (b. abt 1801, d. 12 Dec 1878 at Providence, RI; interred there in Swan Point Cem.) on 2 November 1825 at Dighton, Massachusetts.  In 1836/37 resided on Richmond Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

(7) Jane Cowing: Born 2 April 1793 in Rhode Island.  Died 8 April 1866 at Providence, Rhode Island.

 

(8) William Taggart Cowing: Born 9 February 1795 in Rhode Island.  Died 21 March 1828 in New York.

 

(9) Samuel Keith Cowing: Born 8 March 1802 in Rhode Island.

 

(11. Sarah Cowing: Born 21 December 1717 at Scituate (apparently 11 or more months after her father’s death).  Died there 5 January 1717/18.

 

e. Rebecca/Rebekah Cowen: Born 10 May 1666 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died before 10 November 1728 at Dorchester (now part of Boston), Massachusetts.  Married Obadiah Hawes (b. 20 Aug 1663 at Dorchester, d. there 16 Mar 1718/19; interred there) on 19 December 1693 at Boston, Massachusetts and had the following son:

 

(1. Eleazer Hawes: Born June 1707 at Dorchester, Massachusetts.  Married Mary Belcher (b. 22 Nov 1713 at Lynn, MA) on 9 October 1729 in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

 

9   John Cowen, Jr. (more info)

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 10 July 1662 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died December 1729. 

 

2. Wife #1: Deborah Litchfield

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born .  Married John Cowen, Jr. in 1687 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

b. Children:

 

(1. Sarah Cowen: Born 9 July 1688 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

(2. Joseph Cowen: Born 18 April 1690 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 3 March 1717/18 at Rochester, Plymouth County.

 

(3. John Cowen, III: Born 9 October 1692 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 1754.  Married Sarah Mitchell (b. 9 May 1690 at Duxbury, MA), daughter of John and Mary (Prior) Mitchell, on 25 March 1718 in Providence County, Rhode Island and had the following children:

 

(a. Mary Cowen: Born 28 February 1719/20 at Smithfield, Rhode Island.  Died 5 October 1756 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  Married James Hayes.

 

(b. Sarah Cowen: Born 22 May 1721 at Smithfield, Rhode Island.  Died there before 1770. Married Obadiah Sprague (b. 1717 at Providence, RI, d. there 12 Jun 1800) on 26 June 1748.

 

(c. James Cowen: Born 19 February 1722/23 at Smithfield, Rhode Island.  Married Katie Waite Mathewson, daughter of Thomas and Martha (Sheldon) Mathewson, on 2 March 1748/49 and had the following son:

 

(1) John Cowen: Born 3 October 1754 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  Died 1845 at Conewango, Cattaraugus County, New York; interred Seager Hill Cemetery, Conewango.

 

1830 US Census: John Cowen was heading a household that included 1 male age 70-80 (John), 1 female age 20-30, 2 females age 30-40, and 1 female age 60-70 (Olive).

 

John Cowen married Olive Smith (b. 13 Nov 1763 in RI, d. 29 Jan 1832 at Tolland, CT.  Served in the Revolutionary War.

 

(d. John Cowen, IV: Born 26 January 1724/25 at Smithfield, Rhode Island.  Died 22 July 1826 at Warren, Rhode Island.  Married (1st) Mary Ballou (b. 22 May 1728 at Gloucester, RI, d. 1813), daughter of Nehemiah Ballou, on 4 April 1751 at Gloucester, Rhode Island and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Amey Cowen: Died 13 April 1824 at Pamelia, Jefferson County, New York; interred Old Evans Mills Cemetery, Pamelia.  Married Jonathan Cowen (b. 12 Jul 1760 at Gloucester, RI, d. after 1833 at Pamelia, NY) on 5 February 1797 at Gloucester, RU.

 

John Cowen married (2nd) Mary Miller (b. abt 1744, d. 14 Dec 1830 at Warren, RI; interred North Burial Ground, Providence, RI) on 6 August 1769 at Warren, Rhode Island and had the following children:

 

(2) Nancy Cowing: Born 20 November 1769.

 

(3) Betsey Cowing: Born 2 June 1772.

 

(4) Captain John Cowing, V: Born 13 June 1774 at Warren, Rhode Island.  Died there 21/22 July 1826 in bed; interred North Burial Ground, Warren.  Married Elizabeth Kelley (b. 13 Mar 1772, d. 26 Oct 1842) on 22 July 1798 at Warren, Rhode Island and had the following children:

 

(a) John K. Cowing.

 

(b) Martin Cowing.

 

In 1836/37 widow Elizabeth (Kelley) Cowing resided with sons John K. and Martin on Mill Street, Providence, Rhode Island.

 

(e. Joseph Cowen: Born 1 May 1727 at Smithfield, Rhode Island.  Married Sarah Blanding (b. abt 1722, d. 20 Aug 1813 at Hartford, NY) and had the following children:

 

(1) Alice Cowen: Born 5 February 1746/47 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  Married Benjamin Thornton (b. abt 1740 at Gloucester, RI, d. there 19 Jun 1788) on 11 October 1767 at Gloucester.

 

(2) Benjamin Cowen: Born 28 July 1749 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  Died before 1835.

 

1790 US Census: Benjamin was heading a household at Gloucester, Rhode Island which consisted of 1 male under age 16, 1 male age 16 and above, and 4 females.

 

Benjamin Cowen married Abigail Perry (d. abt 1835 at Gloucester, RI) on 21 April 1771 at Gloucester.

 

(3) Anne Cowen: Born 23 April 1751 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  Died 2 September 1831 at Hartford, New York.

 

(4) Sarah Cowen: Born 20 February 1753 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  Married Esek Sayles of Smithfield on 30 December 1776 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.

 

(5) Mary Cowen: Born 3 October 1756 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  Died there 5 October 1756.

 

(6) Joseph Cowen, Jr.: Born 28 September 1758 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  Died 22 February 1843 at Hartford, New York.  In 1782 moved to Greenfield, Saratoga County, New York.  In 1794 moved to Hartford, Washington County, New York.

 

1800 US Census: Joseph Cowen was heading a household at Hartford, Washington County, New York.  The household included 2 males under age 10 (sons Solomon & Benjamin), 1 male age 10 to 16 (son Esek), 1 male age 26 to 45 (Joseph), and 1 female age 26 to 45 (Phebe).

 

1810 US Census: Joseph Cowen was heading a household at Hartford, Washington County, New York.  The household  included 2 males age 16 to 26 (sons Solomon & Benjamin), 1 male over age 45 (Joseph), and 1 female age 26 to 45 (Phebe).

 

1820 US Census: Joseph was heading a household at Hartford, Washington County, New York.

 

1830 US Census: Joseph and Phebe Cowen were probably the male and female, both age 70 to 80, who resided in the household of Solomon Cowen at Hartford, Washington County, New York.

 

Joseph Cowen, Jr. married Phebe Sprague (b. 5 Sep 1763 at Johnston, RI, d. 9 Jun 1826 at Hartford, NY) on 8 January 1786 at Gloucester and had the following children:

 

(a) Esek Cowen.

 

(b) Solomon Cowen.

 

(c) Benjamin Cowen.

 

(7) Jonathan Cowen: Born 12 July 1760 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  Died after 1833 at Pamelia, Jefferson County, New York, when he received at Revolutionary War pension there.  Married Amey Cowen (d. 13 Apr 1824 at Pamelia, NY) on 5 February 1797 at Gloucester.

 

(8) Thankful Cowen: Born 3 November 1762 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  Died 22 August 1844 at Pamelia, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(9) James Cowen: Born 4 March 1764 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  In October 1832 resided at Goshen, Addison County, Vermont.  Married (1st) Henrietta Williams on 17 July 1785 at Gloucester.  Married (2nd) Lydia Cook on 5 March 1797 at Gloucester.

 

(f. Alice Cowen: Born 26 February 1728/29 at Smithfield, Rhode Island.

 

(g. Hannah Cowen: Born 25 April 1732 at Smithfield, Rhode Island.  Died 1824.  Married Seth Ballou (b. 4 Jun 1734 at Gloucester, RI, d. 1806), daughter of Nehemiah and Mary (Hall) Ballou, on 19 June 1754 and had the following children:

 

(1) Nehemiah Ballou: Born 12 April 1755 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  Died there 22 September 1761.

 

(2) Joseph Ballou: Born 26 August 1756 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  Died there 15 September 1761.

 

(3) John Ballou: Born 21 July 1758 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  Died there 17 Sep 1761.

 

(4) Asa Ballou: Born 31 August 1762 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  Died 1839.  Married Rhonda Williams (b. 1762, d. 1840) on 3 December 1780.

 

(5) Sarah Ballou: Born 12 December 1764 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  Died 1770.

 

(6) Susanna Ballou: Born 13 July 1767 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  Died 1851.  Married William Lapham on 5 January 1786.

 

(7) Mary Ballou: Born 5 June 1775 at Gloucester, Rhode Island.  Died 7 October 1832.  Never married.

 

(h. Benjamin Cowen: Born 14 December 1734 at Smithfield, Rhode Island.  Married Abigail Perry on 21 April 1771.

 

(4. Joshua Cowen: See generation 8, below.

 

(5. Caleb Cowen: Born 9 July 1696 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 10 June 1777.  Married Anna Richmond (b. 14 Oct 1704 at Middleboro, MA, d. after 10 Feb 1783., daughter of Ebenezer and Anna (Sprout) Richmond, on 3 May/16 March 1734 at Middleboro, Massachusetts and had the following children:

 

(a. Araadna Cowing: Born 18 October 1735 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there on 2 August 1741.

 

(b. David Cowing: Born 6 April 1738 at Rochester, Massachusetts.  Baptized there on 12 July 1741.

 

(c. Corporal James Cowing: Born 16 May 1740 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 22 August 1742.  Died 8 April 1829 at Seneca Falls, Ontario County, New York.  Veteran of the Revolutionary War.

 

1800 US Census: James Cowen was heading a household at Ballston, New York which included 1 male under age 10, 1 male age 10 to 16, 1 male age 16 to 26, 1 male age over age 45, 2 females under age 10, 2 females age 10 to 16, 3 females age 16 to 26, and 1 female age 26 to 45.

 

1810 US Census: James Cowen was heading a household at Seneca, New York which included 2 males under age 10, 2 males age 10 to 16, 1 male age 10 to 16, 1 male over age 45, 1 female age 10 to 16, 1 female age 16 to 26, and 1 female age 26 to 45.

 

1820 US Census: James Cowin was heading a household at Paris, Oneida County, New York which included 1 male under age 10, 2 males age 10 to 16, 1 male age 16 to 26, 1 male over 45, 1 female under age 10, 3 females age 10 to 16, 1 female age 16 to 26, and 1 female over age 45.

 

James Cowing married (1st) Editha (?) (b. abt 1758).  Married (2nd) Mary Cottle (b. 7 Jun 1741 at Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, d. before 31 Dec 1780), daughter of Sylvanus and Martha (Hatch) Cottle, on 29 December 1763 at Rochester and had the following children:

 

(1) David Cowing: Born 21 August 1764 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 18 July 1773.

 

1830 US Census: David Cowan was heading a household at Mexico, New York which included 1 male age 60 to 70 and 1 female age 60 to 70.

 

David Cowing married Polly Schuler (b. 1777) in New York State.

 

(2) Olive Cowing: Born 23 November 1766 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 18 July 1773.  Married Joseph Northrop.

 

(3) James Cowing, Jr.: Born 3 October 1768 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 18 July 1773.  Died 7 September 1840 at Branchport, Yates County, New York.  Veteran of the Revolutionary War.

 

1800 US Census: James Cowen was heading a household at Ballston, New York that included 1 male under age 10, 1 male age 10 to 16, 1 male age 16 to 26, 1 male over age 45, 2 females under age 10, 2 females age 10 to 16, 3 females age 16 to 26, and 1 female age 26 to 45.

 

1810 US Census: James Cowen was heading a household at Ballston, New York which included 2 males under age 10, 2 males age 10 to 16, 1 male over age 45, 1 female age 10 to 16, 1 female age 16 to 26, and 1 female age 26 to 45.

 

1850 US Census: Rebecca Cowen, age 74, resided in the household headed by her son, James Cowen, Jr., at Lenox, New York.

 

James Cowen, Jr. married Rebecca Putnam (b. 3 Oct 1775, d. 7 Oct 1858 at Marshall, NY) on 22 December 1794.

 

(4) Hannah Cowing: Born 20 March 1770 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 18 July 1773.  Died 12 January 1840 at Seneca, Ontario County, New York.  Married John Davis on 24 February 1793; no children.

 

(5) Mary “Polly” Cowing: Born 4 January 1773 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married John Ayres of Phelps on 16 February 1815 at Seneca Falls, New York; no children.  John was employed as a farmer.  The marriage became unhappy, and John willed his property to the Catholic Church of Geneva.  Mary became a pioneer for women’s rights.

 

(6) Eunice Cowing: Born 17 April 1775 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 11 December 1832 in Washington County, New York.  Married Caleb Brown (d. 10 Mar 1832).

 

(7) Warren Cowing: Born about 1778 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died as an infant.

 

James Cowing married (3rd) Sarah Randall (b. 23 Dec 1763 at Rochester, d. 19 Aug 1808 at Seneca, Ontario Co., NY), daughter of Samuel and Phebe (Hathaway) Randall, on 31 December 1780 at Rochester and had the following children:

 

(8) Phebe Cowing: Born 25 February 1782 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 22 January 1862 at Pittsfield, Michigan.  Married Luke Whitmore.

 

(9) Celinda Cowing: Born 17 March 1783 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 12 June 1860 at Niagara Falls, New York.  Married Parkhurst Whitney on 10 October 1805.

 

(10) Caleb Cowing: Born 3 March 1785 at Ballston Springs, New York.  Veteran of the War of 1812.  Married Rhoda Royce (b. 5 Jun 1783 in NYS) on 8 August 1808; no children.

 

1820 US Census: Caleb Cowen was heading a household at Seneca, New York which included 1 male under age 10, 1 male age 16 to 18, 2 males age 16 to 26, 1 male age 26 to 45, 2 females age 10 to 16, and 1 female age 16 to 26.

 

1830 US Census: Caleb Cowan was heading a household at Seneca, New York which included 1 male under age 5, 1 male age 10 to 15, 2 males age 15 to 20, 1 male age 40 to 50, 1 female age 15 to 20, 1 female age 20 to 30, and 1 female age 40 to 50.

 

1850 US Census: Caleb, age 62 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at Starkey, New York.  The household also included his wife, Rhoda, age 57 (b. NYS); son, Caleb, Jr., age 22 (b. NYS); daughter-in-law, Silva, age 23 (b. NYS); and grand daughter, Mary, age 1 (b. NYS).

 

1860 US Census: Caleb, age 73 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at Starkey, New York.  His real estate was valued at $11,000 and his personal property was valued at $4,050.  The household also included his wife, Rhoda, age 76, and 6 other persons.

 

1870 US Census: Caleb, age 85, was heading a household at Starkey, New York.  The household also included his wife, Rhoda, age 87; James Henderson; and Caroline Henderson.

 

(11) Asenath Cowing: Born 8 August 1786 at Ballston Springs, New York.  Died 6 July 1858 at Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Married Isaac Beecher (b. 22 Nov 1783 at Kent, CT, d. 24 Feb 1856) on 24 November 1805.

 

(12) Sarah Cowing: Born 14 May 1788 at Ballston Springs, New York.  Died 20 May 1832 at Niagara Falls, New York.  Married Jacob Harvey.

 

(13) Ruby Cowing: Born 9 May 1790 at Ballston Springs, New York.  Died there 6 September 1859.  Married Spencer Field.

 

(14) Betsy Cowing: Born 3 May 1792 at Ballston Springs, New York.  Died 22 April 1832 at Niagara Falls, New York.  Married Dr. Ambrose Thomas (b. 9 Aug 1790, d. 30 Apr 1862) on 28 December 1823.

 

(15) Sophia Cowing: Born 3 February 1794 at Ballston Springs, New York.  Died there 12 July 1795.

 

(16) Cynthia Cowing: Born 13 March 1796 at Ballston Springs.  Died 12 October 1855 at Lockport, New York.  Married Ascher Torrance (b. 16 Aug 1798, d. 16 Dec 1869), brother of Sarah “Sally” A. Torrance (who married Cynthia’s younger brother, Albert Randall Cowing), in 1819.

 

(17) Permelia Cowing: Born 26 March 1798 at Ballston Springs, New York.  Died there 10 August 1799.

 

(18) Marshall Joshua Cowing: Born 18 March 1800 at Ballston Springs, New York.  Died 11 December 1863 at Henrietta, Michigan.

 

1830 US Census: Marshall J. Cowan was heading a household at Seneca, New York which included 1 male age 10 to 15, 1 male age 30 to 40, and 1 female age 15 to 20.

 

1840 US Census: Marshus J. Cowing was heading a household at Seneca, New York.

 

1850 US Census: Marshal J. Cowing, age 50, was heading a household at Starkey, New York.  The household also included his wife, Susan, age 43; son, James H., age 18; daughter, Cyntha, age 15, daughter, Elizabeth R., age 11, and daughter, Celinda J., age 5.

 

1860 US Census: M.J. Cowing, age 60 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at Henrietta, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Susan, age 53; son, James, age 27 and employed as a farmer; daughter, Jennie, age 15; and William Gardner, age 30 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer.

 

Marshall Joshua Cowing married Susan Henderson (b. 9 Dec 1806, d. 9 Oct 1899) on 5 September 1831.

 

(19) Sophronia Cowing: Born 22 June 1802 at Ballston Springs, New York.  Died 1 November 1842 in Michigan.  Married Enos Clark (d. 9 Jan 1843).

 

(20) Albert Randall Cowing: Born 5 June 1804 at Seneca, Ontario County, New York.  Died 5 June 1884 at Italy Hill, Yates County, New York.  Employed as a farmer.

 

1850 US Census: Albert R. Cowing, age 46 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at Jerusalem, New York.  The household also included his wife, Sally, age 44; daughter, Sarah, age 19; daughter, Eliza, age 17; daughter, Caroline, age 16; daughter, Mary, age 12; daughter, Helen, age 7; son, Albert, age 7; and daughter, Calista, age 4.  All were born in New York State.

 

1860 US Census: Albert, age 56 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at Jerusalem, New York.  The household also included his wife, Sarah, age 54; son, Albert, age 20; daughter, Maria, age 34; daughter Caroline, age 24 and employed as a teacher; daughter, Mary, age 22; daughter, Hellen, age 16; and daughter, Celinda, age 14.

 

1870 US Census: Albert R., age 66 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at Jerusalem, New York.  The household also included his wife, Sally, age 64; daughter, Celinda, age 24; and daughter, Maria Baldwin, age 44.

 

1880 US Census:  Albert R., age 75 (b. NYS, father b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at Jerusalem, New York.  The household also included his wife, Sally, age 74 (b. NYS, parents b. VT); daughter, Carrie H., age 44; daughter, Linda, age 34 and employed as a census enumerator; daughter, Maria Baldwin, age 54; and adopted daughter, Minnie Stoddard, age 19 and employed as a teacher.

 

Married Sarah “Sally” A. Torrance (b. 4 Mar 1806, d. Oct 1882), sister of Ascher Torrance (who married Albert’s older sister, Cynthia), on 4 March 1824 and had the following children:

 

(a) Sarah Cowing: Born about 1831 in New York.

 

(b) Eliza Cowing: Born about 1833 in New York.

 

(c) Caroline "Carrie" H. Cowing: Born about 1834 in New York.  Employed as a teacher.

 

(a) Mary Cowing: Born about 1838 in New York.  Married (?) Frey.

 

(e) Helen Cowing: Born about 1843 in New York.

 

(f) Albert Cowing: Born about 1843 in New York.  Perhaps married Maria (?).

 

(g) Celinda "Linda" Cowing: Born about 1846 in New York.

 

(h) Minnie Stoddard: Adopted.

 

(21) John Philo Cowing: Born 26 February 1807 at Seneca, Ontario County, New York.  Died 13 May 1879 at Seneca Falls, New York.  Employed as a pump manufacturer.

 

1850 US Census: John P. Cowing, age 43 (b. NYS) and employed as a pump manufacturer, was heading a household at Seneca Falls, New York.  His real estate was valued at $9,500.  The household also included his wife, Elizabeth, age 35 (b. CT); son, Philo, age 16; son, George, age 14; son, Marshall, age 9; daughter, Harriet, age 7; and daughter, Elizabeth, age 5.  All children born in New York State.

 

1860 US Census: John P. Cowing, age 53 (b. NYS) and employed as a manufacturer.  His real estate was valued at $50,000 and personal property at $25,000.  The household also included his wife, Elizabeth, age 45 (b. CT); son, George, age 24 (b. NYS) and employed in manufacturing, having real estate valued at $4,000 and personal property valued at $25,000; son, Marshall, age 18; daughter, Harriet, age 17; daughter, Elizabeth, age 15; daughter, Florence, age 9; and daughter, Janet, age 7.

 

1870 US Census: John P. Cowing, age 63 and employed as a pump manufacturer, was heading a household at Seneca Falls, New York.  His real estate was valued at $100,000 and his person property was valued at $700.  The household also included his wife, Elizabeth, age 56, who owned real estate valued at $1,000 and personal property valued at $1,500; daughter, Harriet, age 27; daughter, Elizabeth, age 25; daughter, Florence, age 19; and daughter, Jennie, age 17.

 

1880 US Census: Elizabeth Cowing, age 65 (b. CT, father b. Ireland, mother b. CT) was heading a household at Seneca Falls, New York.  The household also included her daughter, Harriet, age 37; Elizabeth, age 35; daughter, Janet, age 27; son-in-law, Charles Zackerie, age 34; and Charles’ children: daughter, Florence Zackerie, age 5; daughter, Marian Zackerie, age 3; and son, Louis E. Zackerie, age 9 months.

 

John Philo Cowing married Elizabeth Malay (b. 15 Sep 1814 at Warehouse Point, East Windsor, CT, d. 5 Oct 1889 at Seneca Falls, NY) on 1 January 1833 and had the following children:

 

(a) Philo Cowing: Born about 1834.

 

(b) George Cowing: Born about 1836.

 

(c) Marshall Cowing: Born about 1841.

 

(d) Harriet Cowing: Born about 1843.

 

(e) Elizabeth Cowing: Born about 1845.

 

(f) Florence Cowing: Born about 1851.

 

(g) Janet "Jennie" Cowing: Born about 1853.  Married Charles Zackerie (b. abt 1846) and had the following children:

 

[1. Florence Zackerie: Born about 1875.

 

[2. Marian Zackerie: Born about 1877.

 

[3. Louis E. Zackerie: Born about 1879.

 

(6. Israel Cowing: Born 7 September 1701 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married (1st) Experience Phillips (b. 1 Apr 1702) of Taunton after 15 December 1733 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts and had the following children:

 

(a. Seth Cowing: Born 30 January 1733/34 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died there 27 December 1809; interred Old Cemetery in field, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts.

 

1790 US Census: Seth Cowing was heading a household at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts which included 3 males age 16 and over (Seth (56), Jonathan (20), and Israel 22) and 6 females (wife Penelope (51), Wealthy (10), Penelope (12), Ruth (14), Experience (16), and Patience (18).

 

Israel Cowen married Penelope Crapo (b. 7 May 1739 at Rochester, d. there 19 Jan 1832), daughter of Francis and Patience (Spooner) Crapo, after 3 February 1765 at Rochester and had the following children:

 

(1) Mary Cowing: Born 7 September 1766 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 10 July 1774.  Married (1st) William Briggs on 10 March 1782 at Rochester.  Married (2nd) Philip Briggs on 1 December 1788 at Rochester.

 

(2) Israel Cowing: Born 11 July 1768 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 10 July 1774.  Died there 22 December 1854.

 

1850 US Census: Israel Cowing, age 82 (b. Rochester) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his son, Israel, Jr. and his family.

 

Israel Cowing married Priscilla Dexter (b. 14 Jan 1770 at Rochester, d. there 6 Apr 1838; interred Union Cemetery, Rochester) after 16 October 1795 at Rochester.

 

(3) Jonathan Cowing: Born (more info) 13 May 1770 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died there 15 February 1842; interred Quaker Church Cemetery, Marion Road, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts.  Employed as a farmer.

 

1850 US Census: Elizabeth Cowing, age 68 and owner of real estate valued at $2,000, resided in the household headed by her son-in-law, Andrew Sisson, age 33.  The household also included Andrew’s wife, Ruth (Cowing) Sisson, age 32; a female age 1 month; Elisabith Luce, age 88 (Elizabeth’s mother); Andrew’s sister-in-law, Hannah (Cowing) Macomber, age 42; and Hannah’s son, Joshua Macomber, age 21 and employed as a sailor.

 

Jonathan Cowing married Elizabeth "Betsy" Luce (b. 29 Aug 1782 at Vineyard, MA, d. 7 Sep 1860 at Mattapoisett, MA) on 21 November 1799 at Rochester and had the following children:

 

(a) Hannah D. Cowing: Born about 1810.  Married (1st) (?) Mackomter.  Married (2nd) Henry Bumpus (b. abt 1810), son of Eliphelet and Hannah D. (Mackomter) Bumpus and employed as a sailor, on 16 October 1851 in Rochester Township, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

(b) Jonathan Cowing, Jr.: Born 6 May 1811 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts. 

 

(c) Seth Cowing: Born 6/8 February 1813 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(d) Ruth Cowing: Born 13 February 1818 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(e) Lavina Luce Cowing: Born 10 May/June 1820 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(f) William Warren Cowing: (more info) Born 10 February/May 1822 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 28 February 1848, age 26 years and 3 months, in Rochester Township, Plymouth County, Massachusetts from complications of consumption.  Employed as a stage/coach driver.

 

(g) Abner/Albert Pease Cowing: Born 22 October/November 1824 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Employed as a farmer.  Married Lydia D. Konkeal, daughter of Rebecca (?) Konkeal, on 21 May 1846 in Rochester Township.

 

(h) Isaac Luce Cowing: Born 30 October 1815 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(4) Patience Cowing: Born 13 March 1772 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 10 July 1774.  Died 25 August 1860 at Mattapoisett, Massachusetts.  Married Isaac Hiller (b. 7 Jan 1762 at Rochester, d. there 18 Oct 1803) on 7 January 1795 at Rochester.

 

(5) Experience Cowing: Born 30 April 1774 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married Joseph Hathaway in 1801 at Rochester.

 

(6) Ruth Cowing: Born 15 April 1776 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 19 August 1830.  Married Asa Nash (b. abt 1777) on 26 April 1795 at Weymouth, Massachusetts.

 

(7) Penelope Cowing: Born 7 November 1778 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there in April 1779.  Died there 20 January 1851.  Married Jonathan Nye (b. 20 Nov 1782 at Rochester, d. 25 Sep 1864 at Mattapoisett) after 15 September 1808 at Rochester.

 

(8) Wealthy Cowing: Born 29 August 1780 at Rochester, Massachusetts.  Died there 14 April 1814.

 

(b. Ruth Cowing: Born before 15 May 1737 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 15 May 1737.

 

(c. Lot Cowing: Born 23 September 1738 at Rochester, Massachusetts.  Died there 4 October 1814; interred Mattapoisett, Massachusetts.

 

1790 US Census: Lot Cowing was heading a household at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, which included 1 male over age 16 and 1 female.

 

Lot Cowing married Jane Courby (b. 19 Jul 1736) on 18 June 1777 at Rochester.

 

(d. Rhoda Cowing: Born before 27 July 1740 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 27 July 1740.

 

(e. Paul Cowing: Born before 22 August 1742 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there the same day.

 

(f. Sarah Cowing: Born before 14 October 1744.  Baptized 14 October 1744 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married Samuel Brown after 7 February 1768 at Rochester.

 

Perhaps Israel Cown married (2nd) Jenimah/Jemimah Lawrence of Sandwich after 19 April 1761 at Rochester, Massachusetts (intent to marry recorded 19 Apr 1761 at Rochester).  He married (3rd) Sarah Elizabeth Cudworth (b. 1708) on 5 January 1762 at Rochester.

 

(7. Mary Cowing: Born 1 April 1705 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married Jacob French of Taunton on 9 April 1734 at Rochester, Plymouth County and had the following son:

 

(a. Jacob French, Jr.

 

3. Wife #2: Desire Hatch

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born .  Married John Cowen, Jr. on 19 June 1719 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

8   Joshua Cowen (more info)

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 9 July 1694 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. 

 

2. Wife: Sarah Petty

 

Born September 1699 at Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Married Joshua Cowen on 11 February 1719/20 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. 

 

3. Children:

 

a. Jabez Cowen: Born about 1720 at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  In 1763 moved from Bridgewater to Hallowell, Maine.

 

1790 US Census: Jabez was heading a household at Hallowell, Maine.  The household included 2 males under age 16, 2 males over age 16, and 2 females.

 

1800 US Census: Jabez, Sr. was heading a household at Augusta, Maine.  The household included 1 male age 16 to 26, 1 male over age 45, and 1 female over age 45.

 

Jabez Cowen married Susanna Bolton (b. 12 Jan 1710/11 at Bridgewater), daughter of John and Ruth (Hooper) Bolton, on 23 March 1739/40 at Bridgewater and had the following children:

 

(1. Jabez Cowen, Jr.: Born 26 April 1742 at Bridewater, Massachusetts.

 

1800 US Census: Jabez Cowen, Jr. was heading a household at Augusta, Maine.  The household included 1 male under age 10, 1 male age 16 to 26, 1 male over age 45, 1 female age 10 to 16, 1 female age 16 to 26, and 1 female over age 45.

 

1810 US Census: There were 2 Jabez Cowens heading households at Augusta, Maine.  One included 1 male age 26 to 45, 1 male over age 45, 1 female age 16 to 26, 2 females age 26 to 45, and 1 female over age 45.  The 2nd included 1 male age 16 to 26, 1 male over age 45, 2 females age 16 to 26, 1 female age 26 to 45, and 1 female over age 45.

 

Jabez Cowen, Jr. married Sybil/Sibbel (?) and resided at Augusta, Maine.

 

(2. Abisha Cowen: Born 22 January 1743/44 at Bridewater, Massachusetts.  Married Elizabeth (?).

 

(3. Reuben Cowen: Born 19 January 1748/49 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  Perhaps died young.

 

(4. Benjamin Cowen: Born 12 July 1754 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  Perhaps died young.

 

b. Midian Cowing: Born 3 April 1721 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married Sarah Howard (b. 21 Feb 1727/28 at Rochester) on 21 February 1749/50 at Rochester and had the following children:

 

(1. John Cowing: Born 23 November 1753 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

(2. William Cowing: Baptized 9 May 1756 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  At age 21 was 5’ 8” tall, had a light complexion, and brown hair.  Veteran of the Revolutionary War.  Employed as a blacksmith.

 

c. Abisha Cowen: Born 15 January 1723/24 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

d. Lydia Cowing: Born 7 March 1725/26 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 12 May 1800 at Halifax, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married Peter Tomson (b. 30 Jun 1701, d. 28 Nov 1791 at Halifax) on 6 January 1756 at Rochester.

 

e. Anne Cowing: Born 15 January 1727/28 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married Thomas Bolles (b. 11 Jun 1721 at Rochester) on 17 October 1751 at Rochester and had the following children:

 

(1. Sarah Bolles #1: Born before 25 March 1753 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

(2. Thankful Bolles: Born 10 February 1755 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

(3. Asa Bolles: Born 17 May 1756 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

(4. Sarah Bolles #2: Born 22 February 1759 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

(5. Paul Bolles: Born 12 July 1761 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

(6. Rhoda Bolles: Born 30 May 1763 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

(7. Reuben Bolles: Born 22 December 1765 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

f. Zenas Cowen: See generation 7, below.

 

g. Elhanan Cowing: Born 17 March 1731/32 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married Elizabeth Atwood on 18 February 1762 at Halifax, Plymouth County.

 

h. Mary Cowing: Born 21 July 1734 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

i. Zebah/Zebouth Cowing: Born 4 December 1736 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Intent to marry Susanna/Susannah Howard of Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts recorded at Rochester, Plymouth County on 29 October 1763; married there 6 November 1763:

 

(1. Anne Cowing: Died 7 October 1823 at Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(2. Lydia Cowing: Born 9 February 1765 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 22 December 1852 at Fairhaven, Massachusetts.  Married Isaiah Peckham on 7 April 1788 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(3. Samuel Cowing: Born 18 February 1767 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died there 20 April 1769.

 

(4. Jesse Cowing: Born 19 July 1769 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

(5. Abishai Cowing: Born about August 1770 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 31 May 1857 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1850 US Census: Abisha Cowing, age 79 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Hope (age 80), and John Hathaway, age 44.

 

Abishai Cowing married (1st) Jemima Baker on 4 September 1796 at Dartmouth.  Married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Hope (Chase) Wilson (b. abt 1770 at Swansea, MA, d. 31 Dec 1857 at Dartmouth) of Troy after 4 June 1805 at Fall River, Massachusetts.

 

(6. Betsey Cowing: Born about 1777 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 4 January 1852 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Intent to marry John Andrews/Andros, Jr. recorded 22 April 1797 at Dartmouth.

 

(7. John Cowing: Born about 1781 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Married (1st) Anna Horton (d. 7 Oct 1823 at Freetown) after 2 December 1802 at Freetown, Bristol County.  Married (2nd) Polly Terry (d. 29 Feb 1844 at Freetown) on 27 March 1825 at Freetown.  Married (3rd) widow Mary Gifford (b. 1789 at Taunton, MA) on 21 January 1845 at Freetown.  Married (4th) Betsey Hathaway (b. abt 1799 at Freetown) on 13 April 1848 at Freetown.

 

(8. William Cowen: (more info) Died 1 March 1865, age 81 years, 10 months, 18 days at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts from complications of a putrid sore.

 

j. Zadock Cowing: Born 26 February 1737/38 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died there 19 February 1829.  Married Deborah Stuart (b. abt 1745, d. 30 Jun 1822 at Rochester) on 29 March 1772 at Rochester.

 

k. Asahel Cowing: Born 17 March 1741/42 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died there 9 January 1814; interred First Parish Cemetery, New Bedford Road, Rochester.  Veteran of the Revolutionary War.  Married Bethiah Sherman (b. abt 1741, d. 8 Oct 1814 at Rochester; interred with Asahel) after 21 June 1772 at Rochester and had the following children:

 

(1. Samuel Cowing: Born 10 August 1777 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died there 9 December 1835; interred Old Cemetery, Rochester.

 

Married Jane “Jennie” Stuart (b. 11 Mar 1779 at Middlebury, MA, d. 5 Mar 1866 at Rochester) about July 1801 at Rochester and had the following son:

 

(a. Samuel Cowing, Jr.

 

1850 US Census: Samuel Cowing, Jr. was heading a household at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  The household included his mother, Jane.

 

1860 US Census: Samuel Cowing, Jr. was heading a household at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  The household included his mother, Jane.

 

(2. Hannah Cowing: Born 6 January 1781 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died there 1 October 1875.  Married Reuben Bolles (b. 1 May 1774 at Rochester, d. NYS) after 17 March 1804 at Rochester.

 

(3. Richard Cowing: Born 28 October 1783 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died there 15 November 1851.

 

1850 US Census: Richard Cowing, age 66 and employed as a laborer, was heading a household at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his son, Leander (age 21, employed as a mason), Sarah Waterman (age 30), and Sarah’s daughter, Betsy Waterman (age 8).

 

Richard Cowing married Sarah “Sally” E. Bradford (b. abt 1785 at Kingston, MA, d. 30 Mar 1834 at Rochester; interred Little Neck Cemetery, Marion, MA) of Kingston, Massachusetts on 4 July 1817 at Rochester.

 

l. Hannah Cowing: Born 20 February 1744/45 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

7   Zenas/Zenus Cowen

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 29 December 1729 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 1792-94 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. 

 

2. Wife #1: Mary Petty/Pettey

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born 1 May 1732 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (Chase) Petty of Dartmouth.  Died there 18 September 1843 (age 60); interred First Church of Hixville Cemetery, Dartmouth.  Intent to marry Zenas Cowen recorded 9 April 1756 at Dartmouth; married there after 1 May 1756. 

 

b. Children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Ebenezer Cowing: See generation 6, below.

 

(2. Joshua Cowen: Born 1759.  Married Mary Andros/Andrews on 22 April 1789 at Dartmouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

 

(3. Zadock Cowen: Born about 1761.

 

(4. Patience Cowen: Born about 1763.

 

3. Wife #2: Mary Francis

 

Intent to marry Zenas Cowen recorded 16 August 1801 at Dartmouth.

 

6   Ebenezer Cowing (more info)

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 7 July 1757 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died there 20 July 1853.

 

2. Wife: Lydia Knapp/Knap/Nap:

 

Born 7 July 1757 at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Died 20 July 1863 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Married Ebenezer Cowing on 21 July 1778 (recorded 25 Aug 1778) in Dartmouth Township.

 

1790 U.S. Census: There were 17 Cowen, 3 Cowin, and 1 Cowing households in Massachusetts.  In addition, there were 9 Cowen and 1 Cowens households in Rhode Island and 1 Cowing household in Connecticut.  Dartmouth, Massachusetts had two Knap households: the Ebenezer Knap household included 2 females; the Asel Knap household also included 2 females.  Because of the nature of the 1790 census record, no more is known about these families.

 

1850 U.S. Census: Lydia was 93 years old and living in the household of her son-in-law, Stephen Andrews (farmer, age 69, real estate valued at $700) in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Other members of the household included Stephen's sister, Sarah (age 61); Stephen's daughter, Virtue (Andrews) Gifford (age 49); and Virtue's husband, William S. Gifford (farmer, age 49).

 

3. Children:

 

a. Abishar/Abisha/Abishai "Abish" Cowing/Cowen: (more info)

 

Born approximately 1770.  Died 31 May 1857 and is buried in the Hixville Christian Church Burial Ground, Dartmouth.  Resided at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1850 US Census: Abishar Cowing, age 79 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  His real estate was valued at $2,000.  The household also included his wife, Hope Cowing, age 80 (b. MA); and John Hathaway, age 44 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer.

 

1855 MA Census: Abishai Cowing, age 84 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer, resided in the household headed by his son-in-law, Stephen Cowing, age 53 (b. MA) and employed as a carriage maker, in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

Abishar Cowing married (1st) Jemima Baker of Dartmouth on 4 September 1796 at Dartmouth.  Intent to marry (2nd) Hope Chase of Troy was recorded 16 May 1805.  Abishar and Hope had the following children:

 

(1. Wealthy/Weltha Wilson/Willson Cowing/Cowen: Born 28 February 1806.

 

1850 US Census: Stephen Cowen, age 47 (b. MA) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Wealthy W. Cowen, age 44 (b. MA); and son, Charles A. Cowen, age 18 (b. MA) and employed as a laborer.

 

1855 MA Census: Stephen Cowen, age 53 (b. MA) and employed as a carriage maker, was heading a household in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Weltha W. Cowing, age 49 (b. MA); son, Charles A. Cowing, age 24 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer; father-in-law, Abishai Cowing, age 84 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer; and John Hathaway, age 51 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer.

 

1880 US Census: Wealthy Cowen, age 74 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and a widow, was heading a household in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included her son, Charles Cowen, age 48 (b. MA), widowed, and employed as a laborer.

 

Wealthy Cowing married Stephen Cowing (more info) (b. abt 1802 in MA) (intent recorded 24 May 1827 at Dartmouth) and had the following son:

 

(a. Charles A. Cowen: Born about 1832 in Massachusetts.  Employed as a laborer.

 

(2. Philadelphia “Phila” “Phebe” Gray Cowing/Cowen: Born 21 January 1810 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Married David Weaver of Dartmouth on 10 November 1833.  Perhaps also the Philender/Philinda Cowen who married George W. Sampson on 23 September 1838.

 

(3. Polly H. Cowing/Cowen: (perhaps Philadelphia, above) Born 1810 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 21 August 1887 at New Bedford, Bristol County.  Married James D. Butts (b. 1801 in MA, d. 17 Oct 1891 at New Bedford, MA), son of William and Polly (?) Butts of Dartmouth, 29 November 1829 and had the following children:

 

(a. Martha Butts: Born 1837.

 

(b. Amanda Butts: Born 1841.

 

(c. Charles H. Butts: Born 22 July 1845.

 

(d. Calvin Butts: Born 31 July 1848 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died there 7 May 1922.  Married (1st) Harriet M. Remington (b. 11 May 1851 in PA, d. 1923), daughter of Aratus Sweetland and Susan B. (Browning) Remington, who also had a son, William Henry Remington (b. 1828, d. 1910), and had the following children:

 

(1) Nora Butts: Born 1872 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 10 May 1941 at Dighton, Massachusetts.  Married Edward Jennings (b. 1869 at Westport, MA), son of William Alonzo (b. 1845, d. 1911) and Adelaide H. (Burding) Jennings (b. 1854, d. 1920), and had the following children:

 

(a) George W. Jennings.

 

(b) Milton Jennings.

 

(c) Marlitt Fiske Jennings.

 

(2) Blanche Butts:

 

Calvin Butts married (2nd) Ella (?) and had the following son:

 

(3) Earl Butts: Born 1889.  Married Mabel L. Butts (b. abt 1885) and had the following son:

 

(a) Frank C. Butts: Born about 1910.

 

(e. Thomas D. Butts: Born 1851.

 

(f. James D. Butts: Born 1858 in Massachusetts.  Married Cora L. (?) and had the following children:

 

(1) Mabel H. Butts: Born 1888 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(2) Walter C. Butts: Born about 1895 in Massachusetts.

 

(3) Rosetta M. Butts: Born about 1906 in Massachusetts.

 

1850 U.S. Census: Abishar was a 79 year-old farmer living in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  His household included his wife, Hope Cowing (age 80) and a fellow farmer named John Hathaway (age 44).

 

b. Zenas B. Cowing:

 

Born 17 November 1779 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Employed as a carpenter.  Resided at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Intent to marry (1st) Rebecca A. Tripp of New Bedford, Massachusetts recorded on 7 November 1842.  Intent to marry (2nd) Mrs. Rebecca (?) Russell of Dartmouth recorded 28 January 1844.  Zenas and Rebecca and had the following son:

 

(1. Son: Born 12 December 1844 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

c. Joshua Cowing: (perhaps) Born Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts and subsequently resided there.  Married (1st) Sally Mary Murrey (b. Sweden) of Dartmouth; intent to marry recorded 19 April 1819.  Joshua and Sally had the following son:

 

(1. William Murrey Cowing: (more info) Born 11/16 August 1820 in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 30 October 1894, age 77 years and 2 months in New Bedford Township; interred Mayflower Hill Cemetery, Taunton in Massachusetts.  Employed as a conductor.

 

1860 US Census: William M. Cowing, age 28 (b. MA) and employed as a conductor, was heading a household in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Harriet A. Cowing, age 30 (b. MA); daughter, Mary E. Cowing, age 12 (b. MA); son, Charles H. Cowing, age 10 (b. MA); son, William T. Cowing, age 9 (b. MA); son, Frank H. Cowing, age 8 (b. MA); daughter, Clara E. Cowing, age 5 (b. MA); and daughter, Hattie A. Cowing, age 2 (b. MA).

 

1880 US Census: Wm M. Cowing, age 49 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a railroad conductor, was heading a household in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Harriet A. Cowing, age 50 (b. MA); daughter, Clara E. Cowing, age 25 (b. MA); and daughter, Harriet A. Cowing, age 21 (b. MA).

 

William Murrey Cowing married Harriet A. Sanford (b. Tiverton, RI) and had the following son:

 

(a. Mary E. Cowing: Born about 1848 in Massachusetts.

 

(b. Charles H. Cowing: Born about 1850 in Massachusetts.

 

1880 US Census: Of possible interest, there was a Charles H. Cowan, age 32 (b. MA; parents b. MA), and employed as a commercial traveler, residing in the household headed by Henry C. Cooley, age 52 (b. CT; parents b. MA) and employed as a Britannia Worker, in Taunton Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included Henry's wife, Frances A. Cooley, age 50 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); Henry's daughter and Charles' wife, Anna Cowan, age 28 (b. CT); and Charles' son, William H. Cowan, age 7 (b. MA).

 

1900 US Census: Of possible interest: There was a William H. Cowing, age 28 (b. Sep 1872 in MA) heading a household in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Gertrude M. Cowing, age 27 (b. England); son, Charles L. Cowing, age 2 (b. MA); and daughter, Anna M. Cowing, age 1 (b. MA).

 

(c. William T. Cowing: Born 24 March 1851 in Taunton Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 17 February 1889, age 37, in Norton Township, Barnstable County, Massachusetts from complications of apoplexy; interred Mayflower Hill Cemetery, Taunton Township.  Employed as a machinist.

 

1880 US Census: William Cowing, age 28 (b. MA; parents b. RI), single, and employed as a machinist, resided in the household headed by Gideon C. Kelley, age 39 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a hotel keeper in Taunton Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1900 US Census: Ida C. Cowing, age 46 (b. Dec 1854 in MA; parents b. MA), a widow, and employed as a housekeeper, resided in the household headed by Clifford I. Manter, age 41 (b. Sep 1859 in MA; parents b. MA), divorced, and employed as a carpenter, at 279 Winthrop Street in the City of Taunton, Taunton Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Ida had had 1 child, still alive.  The household also included Ida's daughter, Edith B. Cowing, age 14 (b. Nov 1885 in MA), single, and in school.

 

William T. Cowing married Ida C. Talbot (b. Taunton, MA, d. 26 Feb 1906 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA), daughter of Elijah W. and Elizabeth F. (Alwood) Talbot, on 13 April 1882 in Norton Township, Bristol County and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Edith Bowers Cowing: (more info) Born 12 November 1885 in Norton Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.   Married Henry Edwin Hatch (b. Rockland), age 20, son of John H. and Josephine (Tilton) Hatch, on 30 April 1905 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

 

(d. Frank H. Cowing: (more info) Born about 1852 in Taunton Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 25 February 1898, age 45 years, 8 months, 7 days, at 32 Laurel Street in the City of Boston, Massachusetts from complications of heart disease.  Employed as an agent.

 

(e. Clara Etta Cowing: Born 24 June 1855 in Taunton Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 26 July 1936, age 81, at Springfield, Capital Township, Sangamon County, Illinois; interred there in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Married John Weaver Hathaway and resided at Springfield, Illinois.

 

(f. Hattie A. Cowing: Born about 1858 in Massachusetts.

 

Joshua Cowing married (2nd) Ruth Gifford of Dartmouth on 24 January 1822 and had the following children:

 

(2. Charles Cowing: Born 16 November 1822 at Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

 

(3. Abraham Russell Cowing: Born 15 November 1826.

 

1860 US Census: Abraham R. Cowen, age 33 (b. MA) and employed as a wheelwright, was heading a household in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  His personal property was valued at $300.  The household also included his wife, Sarah J. Cowen, age 28 (b. MA); daughter, Emma E. Cowen, age 9 (b. MA); son, Charles D. Cowen, age 5 (b. MA); and son, Andrew Cowen, age 3 (b. MA).

 

1910 US Census: A. R. Cowens, age 83 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and widowed, was heading a household on Hicksville Road in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts; he had his own income.  The household also included his cousin, N. Russell, age 71 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and widowed; no children.

 

Abraham Cowen married Sarah J. (?) and had the following children:

 

(a. Emma E. Cowen: Born about 1851 in Massachusetts.

 

(b. Charles D. Cowen: Born about 1855 in Massachusetts.

 

(c. Andrew Cowen: Born about 1857 in Massachusetts.

 

d. William Horton Cowing: See generation 7, below.

 

e. Zeba/Zebah Cowing:

 

Married (1st) Mary (b. 1783, d. 18 Sep 1843).  Mary was buried in the Hixville Christian Church Burial Ground, Dartmouth.

 

1790 U.S. Census: Zeba was the head of a household in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, next door to Ebenezer and Joshua Cowen.  The household included 2 males over 16 years old and 2 females.

 

1800 U.S. Census: Head of a household in Dartmouth which included 1 male age 26 to 45; 1 male over 45; 1 female age 16 to 26; and 1 female over 45.

 

1850 U.S. Census: Head of a household in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  House included, Rebecca Cowin (age 42), Abraham M. Cowin (age 5), and Hannah (Cowen) Peckham (age 40).

 

Married (2nd) Rebecca Russell of Dartmouth on 28 January 1844 at Dartmouth and had the following son:

 

(1. Abraham "Abram" M. Cowen: Born December 1844 in Massachusetts.

 

1860 US Census: Abram Cowen, age 15 (b. MA), resided in the household headed by Abram Wilber, age 38 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  His real estate was valued at $1,500 and his personal property was valued at $500.  The household also included Abram Wilber's wife, Abby A. Wilber, age 29 (b. MA); daughter, Anna D. Wilber, age 4 (b. MA); and female Dighton W. Terry, age 31 (b. MA).

 

1870 US Census: Abram M. Cowen, age 24 (b. MA) and employed as a "common laborer," resided in the household headed by Betsey Crocker, age 61 (b. MA) and employed keeping a boarding house, in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Betsey's personal property was valued at $500.  The household also included Mary J. Cowen [perhaps Abram's wife], age 23 (b. MA); Priscilla Crocker, age 33 (b. MA) and employed in a cotton mill; Mary E. Crocker, age 26 (b. MA); Charles A. Crocker, age 24 (b. MA) and employed keeping a wood yard, whose personal property was valued at $1,000; Sophromie C. Crocker, age 19 (b. MA); Harriet A. Crocker, age 14 (b. MA); Emma L. Crocker, age 5 (b. MA); Jared P. Sherman, age 20 (b. MA) and employed in a cotton mill; and James L. Holmes, age 19 (b. MA) and employed in a cotton mill.

 

1880 US Census: No record found.

 

1900 US Census: Abram M. Cowen, age 56 (b. Dec 1844 in MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Old Westport Road in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 23 years, Prisilla Cowen, age 63 (b. Jun 1837 MA; parents b. MA), who had had no children; and son, Zinas B. Cowen, age 28 (b. Aug 1872 in MA), single, and employed as a farm salesman.

 

1910 US Census: Abram M. Cowen, age 66 (b. MA) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household on Tucker Road in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his 2nd wife, who he had been married to 39 years, Priscilla Cowen, age 74 (b. MA), who had been married once and had had no children; and son, Zenous B. Cowen, age 37 (b. MA), single, and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1920 US Census: Abram M. Cowen, age 75 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household on Bakerville Road in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Pricilla Cowen, age 83 (b. MA; parents b. MA); and son, Zenus B. Cowen, age 47 (b. MA) and single.

 

1930 US Census: Priscilla Cowen, age 94 (b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MD), was lodging in the household headed by Thomas Barnes, age 54 (b. MA, parents b. England; married 1st age 19) on Slocum Road in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  There were several other boarders in the  household.

 

Abram Cowen married (1st) Mary J. (?) (b. abt 1847 in MA) and had the following son:

 

(a. Zenus B. Cowen: Born August 1872 in Massachusetts.

 

1900 US Census: Resided with his parents in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1910 US Census: Resided with his parents in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1920 US Census: Resided with his parents in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1930 US Census: Zenus B. Cowen, age 50 (b. MA, as were his parents), single, and employed as a private laborer, was heading a household on Bakerville Road, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

Abram Cowen married (2nd) Priscilla (perhaps Crocker) (b. abt 1836 in MA) about 1877; no children.

 

f. Sally Cowing:

 

Married Stephen Andrews, see Census record, below, and page U-29.

 

1790 Census: Stephen Andrews was the head of a household in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.  The household included himself and 3 free, white females.

 

4. U.S. CENSUS RECORDS:

 

1790: Ebenezer was the head of a household in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, next door to Joshua and Zeba Cowen.  The household included 2 males over 16 years old; 2 males under 16; and 2 females.

 

1800: Ebenezer was the head of a household in Dartmouth.  The household included 2 males age 16 to 26; 1 male over 45; 1 female age 10 to 16; and 1 female age 26 to 45.

 

Note: The 1790 Census also included a Joshua Cowen at Dartmouth, Massachusetts.  He was head of a household that contained 2 females and himself, and he lived next door to Ebenezer and Zeba Cowen. (ref 35)  By 1800 this Joshua Cowen, perhaps the son of Ebenezer or Zeba, was head of a household in Dartmouth.  The household included 3 males under 10; 1 male age 10 to 16; 1 male age 26 to 45; 2 females under 10; 1 female age 10 to 16; and 1 female age 26 to 45.

 

5   William Horton Cowing (more info)

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 1782 in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died after 1860 in Massachusetts.

 

1850 US Census: William Cowing, age 67 (b. MA) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  His real estate was valued at $1,000.  The household also included his wife, Elisabeth Cowing, age 70 (b. MA); and son, Alden C. Cowing, age 22 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer.  Of interest, his next door neighbors were his son, Leonard M. Cowing, age 26, and Samuel H. Cowing, age 34.

 

1855 MA Census: William Cowing, age 72 (b. MA) and employed as a carriage maker, was heading a household in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Elizabeth Cowing, age 75 (b. MA); and son, Alden C. Cowing, age 28 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer.

 

2. Wife #1: Hannah Reid/Reed

 

Hannah Reid of Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts married William Cowing of Dartmouth on 19 February 1809 in Dartmouth (intent to marry recorded there in 7 Dec 1808).

 

3. Wife #2: Olive Horton

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1790 at Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Intent to marry William Cowing of Dartmouth recorded 12 August 1812 in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts. (also seen: William Cowing m. Olive Grinnell on 4 Oct 1812 in Freetown Twp, Bristol Co.)

 

b. Children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Samuel H./G. Cowing: (more info) Born 4 December 1815 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 16 February 1887 at Dartmouth from complications of diarrhea.  In 1846 was employed as a farmer.  In June 1949 was employed as a laborer.

 

1840 US Census: Age 20 to 30.

 

1850 US Census: Samuel H. Cowing, age 34 (b. MA) and employed as a stone cutter, was heading a household in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  His real estate was valued at $2,000.  The household also included his wife, Mary J. Cowing, age 25 (b. RI); daughter, Mary C. Cowing, age 3 (b. MA); and daughter, Adeline W. Cowing, age 11 months (b. MA).  Of interest, Samuel's close neighbors included his father, and brother, Leonard, in addition to John and Joseph H. Andrews, all of whom were enumerated on the same census page.

 

1855 MA Census: Samuel H. Cowing, age 40 (b. MA) and employed as a stone cutter, was heading a household in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Mary J. Cowing, age 30 (b. RI); daughter, Mary C. Cowing, age 9 (b. MA); daughter, Adaline W. Cowing, age 6 (b. MA); daughter, Ella O. Cowing, age 4 (b. MA); son, Susan P. Cowing, age 1 (b. MA); and sister-in-law, Prisilla A. Fish, age 31 (b. RI).

 

1860 US Census: Head of household in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Employed as a stone cutter.

 

1870 US Census: Head of household in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Employed as a stone cutter.

 

1880 US Census: Samuel H. Cowen, age 64 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Mary J. Cowen, age 55 (b. MA; parents b. MA); daughter, Ella O. Cowen, age 28 (b. MA); daughter, Josephine Cowen, age 19 (b. MA); granddaughter, Lillian Snow, age 4 (b. MA); and Myra B. Howland, age 18 (b. MA).

 

Samuel H. Cowing and Mary Jane Fish (b. 1826) of Tiverton, Rhode Island recorded their intent to marry on 14 July 1844 at Dartmouth.  Samuel and Mary had the following children:

 

(a. Mary C./O. Cowing/Cowen: Born 10 December 1846 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(b. Adeline "Adele" White Cowing: Born 8 June 1849 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(c. Ella Osena Cowing: Born 2 August 1851 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Married Andrew L. Estes (b. November 1851 at Tiverton, Massachusetts on 10 April 1881, who was subsequently employed as a laborer.  In 1900 they resided in Ward 2, New Bedford, Massachusetts.

 

(d. Susan Parker Cowing: Born 19 May 1854 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Die 3 April 1880 at Dartmouth.  Married Silas Wright Snow (b. abt 1845 at Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA) on 7 March 1872 at Mattapoisett, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  In 1880 was a widower and employed as a publisher.

 

(e. Josephine E. Cowing: Born 21 April 1860 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  In 1870 & 80 resided at Dartmouth.  In 1900, 1910, and 1920 resided at Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Married David B. Evans (b. 4 Sep 1854 at Freetown) on 17 April 1882 at New Bedford, Bristol County.  David was employed as a farmer.  Josephine was employed as a school teacher.

 

(2. William Horton Cowing, Jr.: (more info) Born 9 September 1818 in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts (also seen: b. Tiverton, RI).  Died 17 March 1900, age 81 years, 6 months, 8 days in New Bedford Township, Bristol County from complications of pneumonia; interred there.  Employed as a stone cutter.  In 1850 resided in Newport County, Rhode Island; in 1860 at New Bedford (Ward 4), Bristol County, Massachusetts, and in 1870 & 80 resided at New Bedford (Ward 5).  Employed as a stone cutter.

 

1880 US Census: William H. Cowen, age 61 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a stone cutter, was heading a household in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Eliza A. Cowen, age 68 (b. RI; parents b. RI); son, William J. Cowen, age 23 (b. MA); son, Clarence Cowen, age 21 (b. MA); son, Obed S. Cowen, age 16 (b. MA); and grandson, Charles S. Snell, age 9 (b. RI).

 

Intent to marry (1st) Rebecca Simmons of Fall River recorded 27 October 1838 in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Intent to marry (2nd) Eliza/Celia Ann Fish (b. abt 1823 at Tiverton, Newport Co., RI, d. 17 Feb 1901), daughter of John Fish of Fall River, was recorded on 26 September 1842 in Dartmouth Township.  William and Eliza had the following children:

 

(a. Thomas B. Cowing: Born 16 July 1844 in Rhode Island (also seen: b. New Bedford Twp, Bristol Co., MA).  Resided at Tiverton, Rhode Island in 1850; 1860 at New Bedford (Ward 4), Bristol County, Massachusetts; 1870 at New Bedford (Ward 5); and in 1880 still at New Bedford (Ward 5).

 

1880 US Census: Thomas Cowen, age 36 (b. MA; parents b. MA), single, and employed as a farmer, resided in the household headed by Julia A. Weston in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(b. Edwin R. Cowing: Born 12 July 1846 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(c. Charles E. Cowing: Born 6 March 1848 in Rhode Island.  Resided at Tiverton, Rhode Island in 1850, and in 1860 at New Bedford (Ward 4), Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(d. Emma L. Cowing: Born about 1851 in Rhode Island.  In 1860 resided at New Bedford (Ward 4), Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Married George F. Snell (b. abt 1850 in RI) and in 1870 resided at Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island.  Emma and George had the following son:

 

(1) Charles E./S. Snell: Born 17 March 1871 at Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island.  In 1880 resided at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  In 1900 resided at Cranston Town, Providence County, Rhode Island, and in 1910 resided at Providence (Ward 7).  Married Gertrude H. Cook (b. Sep 1876 in RI).

 

(e. Frank N. Cowing: Born 26 March 1854 in Fall River Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  In 1860 resided at New Bedford (Ward 4), Bristol County, and in 1870 resided at New Bedford (Ward 5).

 

(f. William James Cowing: (more info) Born 31 May 1856 in Fall River Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 13 November 1913, age 57 years, 5 months, 11 days in Taunton Township, Bristol County from complications of a general paralysis with convulsions.  In 1887 was employed as a frame maker; subsequently employed as a police officer.  At some point resided at 50 North Street, New Bedford.

 

1860 US Census: Resided in New Bedford  Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1870 US Census: Resided in Ward 5 of New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1880 US Census: Resided in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1910 US Census: William J. Cowing, age 54 (b. MA; father b. RI; mother b. MA) and employed as a policeman, was heading a household at 55 Foster Street in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 28 years, Mary E. F. Cowing, age 44 (b. MA; father b. RI; mother b. Ireland) and employed as a dressmaker, who had had 1 child, not alive.

 

1920 US Census: Mary Cowing, age 54 (b. MA; father b. RI; mother b. Ireland), widowed, and employed in her home as a dress maker, was heading a household at 76 Maxfield Street in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included her mother, Katherine Hicks, age 82 (b. Ireland; parents b. Ireland) and widowed, who immigrated to the US in 1844 (naturalized in 1864).

 

William J. Cowing, age 24, married Mary E. F. Hicks (b. 1864 in New Bedford Twp, RI), age 17, daughter of Samuel and Caroline (?) Hicks, on 25 October 1881 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts and had the following children:

 

(1) William "Willie" S. Cowing: (more info) Born 23 October 1886.  Died 2 November 1886 in New Bedford; age 10 days.

 

(2) Everett M. Cowing: (more info) Born 15 December 1887 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 1 June 1908 in Taunton Township, Bristol County.

 

(3) William J. Cowing: (more info) Died 25 May 1899 (still born) in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(4) Lester Cowing: (more info) Born 25 May 1899 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(g. Clarence E. Cowing: (more info) Born 4 February 1859 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Employed as a teamster.

 

1860 US Census: Resided in Ward 4 of New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1870 US Census: Resided in Ward 5 of New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1880 US Census: Resided in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1910 US Census: Clarence Cowing, age 51 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a teamster for a coal company, was heading a household at 180 Mill Street in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 28 years, Aseneth Cowing, age 47 (b. MA; parents b. MA), who had been married once and had had 8 children, 5 of whom were still alive; daughter, Emma Purrington, age 24 (b. MA), who was divorced and had had 1 child, still alive; son, Clarence Cowing, Jr., age 23 (b. MA), single, and employed as a teamster in a sales stable; son, Charles Cowing, age 21 (b. MA), single, and employed as operator of a moving picture machine; son, Freddie Cowing, age 14 (b. MA) and single; and daughter, Sadie Cowing, age 8 (b. MA) and single.

 

1920 US Census: Clarence E. Cowing, age 62 (b. MA; parents b. MA), widowed, and employed as a "teamer" for a coal concern, was heading a household at 269 Cedar Street, New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his daughter, Emma H. Purrington, age 35 (b. MA) and divorced; and daughter, Sarah M. Purington, age 18 (b. MA) and employed as an inspector for a wood? screw? Company.

 

Clarence, age 24, married Cyrena Annette Ryder, daughter of Holder M. and Sarah (?) Ryder of New Bedford Township (also seen: m. Aseueth Ryder (b. Dartmouth, MA); and m. Asenath E. Tripp/Gripp (b. Dartmouth), on 12 March 1862 in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County and had the following children:

 

(1) Emma Cowing: Born about 1886 in Massachusetts.  Married (?) Purrington; subsequently divorced.  Emma and her husband had a child.

 

(2) Clarence Cowing, Jr.: Born about 1887 in Massachusetts.

 

(3) Charles Cowing: Born about 1889 in Massachusetts.

 

(4) William H./J. Cowing: Born 6 February 1893 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 8 March 1903, age 11, from complications of pneumonia and acute intestinal obstruction.

 

(5) Frederick H. Cowing: (more info) Born 25 January 1896 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(6) Robert A. Cowing: (more info) Died 13 September 1898, age 10 months and 13 days, in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts from complications of acute meningitis.

 

(7) Sadie Cowing: Born about 1902 in Massachusetts.

 

(h. Mary Louisa Cowing: (more info) Born 7 August 1860 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 7 August 1861.  Died 11 October 1882 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(i. Obed S. Cowing: Born 24 November 1863 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1900 US Census: Obed Cowing, age 37 (b. Jan 1863 in MA; parents birth place unknown) and employed as a steam basket beater, was heading a household at 278 Mill Street in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 16 years, Emma A. Cowing, age 37 (b. Feb 1863 in MA; father b. PA; mother b. MA), who had had 1 child, no longer alive.

 

1910 US Census: Obed S. Cowing, age 47 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a carpet and rug installer, was heading a household at 559 Kempton Street, New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 26 years, Emma A. D. Cowing, age 47 (b. MA; father b. NYS; mother b. MA), who had had 1 child, not alive.  They had both been married once.

 

1920 US Census: Obed S. Cowing, age 56 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as an upholsterer in an upholstery shop, was heading a household at 559 Kempton Street in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Emma A. D. Cowing, age 68 (b. MA; parents b. Germany).

 

Obed Cowing married Emma A. Dautsizue (b. Feb 1863 in New Bedford Twp, Bristol Co., MA) and had 1 child, who died before 1900.

 

(3. Daughter: Mother unknown.

 

(4. Daughter: Mother unknown.

 

(5. Daughter: Mother unknown.

 

3. Wife #3: Elizabeth/Elisabeth (West) Simmons

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born approximately 1780 at Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, daughter of Ephraim (b. abt 1755) and Susan (?) West (b. abt 1753).  Died 12 December 1862 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts from complications of lung fever.  Married (1st)(?) Simmons (b. abt 1780) about 1800.  Was of Dartmouth when she married (2nd) William Cowing on 23 August 1820 (intent recorded 7 Apr 1812) at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

b. Children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Leonard Miller Cowing: See generation 4, below.

 

(2. Alden C. Cowen: (more info) Born September 1827 in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Employed as a farmer.  Employed as a farmer.  Resided at Dartmouth Township in 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1900.

 

1855 MA Census: Alden C. Cowen, age 28 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer, resided in the household headed by his father, William Cowing, age 72 (b. MA) and employed as a carriage maker, in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his mother, Elizabeth Cowing, age 57 (b. MA).

 

1880 US Census: Alden C. Cowen, age 52 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Lois Cowen, age 34 (b. MA); daughter, Nellie H. Cowen (b. MA); daughter, Lizzie C. Cowen, age 11 (b. MA); son, Ephraim Cowen, age 9 (b. MA); daughter, Edith Cowen, age 6 (b. MA); daughter, Rosabel Cowen, age 3 (b. MA); and an unnamed male baby, age 1 month (b. MA).

 

1900 US Census: Alden C. Cowen, age 72 (b. Sep 1827 in MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Hixville Road West in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Lois M. Cowen, age 54 (b. Nov 1845 in MA; parents b. MA); son, William B. Cowen, age 20 (b. Apr 1880 in MA), single, and employed as a farm laborer; son, John F. Cowen, age 17 (b. Sep 1882 in MA), single, and employed as a farm laborer; son, Ernest H. Cowen, age 15 (b. Jul 1884 in MA; and daughter, Alice M. Cowen, age 13 (b. May 1887 in MA).

 

1910 US Census: Loise Cowen, age 64 (b. MA; parents b. MA), widowed, and the mother of 11 children, 9 of whom were still alive.  Of interest, Lois resided next door to her son, Ephraim Cowen and his family.

 

1920 US Census: Lois M. Cowen, age 74 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and widowed, was heading a household on Hixville Road in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts. 

 

Alden C. Cowen married Lois M. Collins (b. 14 Nov 1845 at Fall River, Bristol Co., MA, d. 17 Apr 1925; interred Evergreen Cemetery, Dartmouth) on 6 December 1863 at Dartmouth and had the following children:

 

(a. Cynthia Elizabeth Cowen: Born 5 October 1864 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died before 1870.

 

(b. Nellie H. Cowen: Born 14 December 1865 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died after 1920 in Massachusetts.  In 1870 and 1880 resided at Dartmouth.  In 1900 resided at Fall River (Ward 7), Bristol County, and in 1920 Nellie resided at Falls River (Ward 1).  Married Alvin Peckham (b. 1876 at Fall River, Bristol Co., MA) on 19 November 1900 at Acushnet, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  In 1917 Alvin resided at the Taunton State Hospital, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  In 1920 he resided at Fall River, Bristol County.  In 1930 he was a widower and employed as a tea man in a cotton mill.

 

(c. Lizzie C. Cowen: Born 30 October 1868 at Dartmouth.

 

(d. Ephraim W. Cowen: Born 27 October 1870 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 1948; interred Pine Island Cemetery, Dartmouth.  Resided at Dartmouth his entire life.  In 1895 was employed as a farmer.  In 1910 was employed doing odd jobs.  In 1920 was employed as a teamster.

 

1900 US Census: Ephraim W. Cowen, age 29 (b. Oct 1870 in MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Hixville Road in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 6 years, Cynthia M. Cowen, age 22 (b. Oct 1877 in MA; parents b. MA), who had had 5 children, 4 of whom were still alive; son, Benjamin E. Cowen, age 5 (b. Jul 1894 in MA); daughter, Minnie S. Cowen, age 4 (b. Mar 1896 in MA); son, James F. Cowen, age 1 (b. Aug 1898 in MA; and unnamed daughter, age 2 months (b. Apr 1900 in MA).  Of interest, Ephraim's next door neighbor was his father, Alden C. Cowen, age 72.

 

1910 US Census: Ephraim Cowen, age 39 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a laborer doing odd jobs, was heading a household on Prospect Hill Road in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 16 years, Cynthia Cowen, age 33 (b. MA; parents b. MA), who had been married once and had had 8 children, 7 still alive; son, Ben Cowen, age 15 (b. MA), single, and employed doing odd jobs; daughter, Minnie Cowen, age 14 (b. MA); son, James Cowen, age 11 (b. MA); daughter, Jessie Cowen, age 10 (b. MA); daughter, Mildred Cowen, age 7 (b. MA); son, Alden Cowen, age 4 (b. MA); and son, Leonard Cowen, age 1 years and 1 month.  Of interest, Ephraim resided next door to his mother, Lois Cowen, age 64.

 

1920 US Census: Ephraim W. Cowen, age 49 (b. MA), was heading a household on Cross Road in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Cynthia L., age 42 (b. MA) and employed as a laundress in her home; son, Jessie C. Cowen, age 19 (b. MA) and employed as a spinner in a cotton mill; daughter, Mildred M. Cowen, age 16 (b. MA); son, Alden B. Cowen, age 13 (b. MA); and son, Leonard N. Cowen, age 11 (b. MA).

 

Ephraim W. Cowen married Cynthia L. Phillips (b. 1878, d. 1939; interred Pine Island Cem.) (sister of Herman Phillips, who married Ephraim’s younger sister, Alice) on 4 February 1895 at Dartmouth and had the following children:

 

(1) Benjamin "Ben" E. Cowen: Born 7 July 1894 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 1954; interred Evergreen Cemetery, Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

 

1920 US Census: Benjamin Cowen, age 25 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a chauffeur in the lumber truck business, was heading a household at 131 Tallman Street in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also includes his wife, Lillian Cowen, age 20 (b. MA; father b. French Canada; mother b. MA); son, George Cowen, age 3 years and 11 months (b. MA); daughter, Mabel Cowen, 2 years and 5 months; son, Alden Cowen, age 1 year and 8 months (b. MA); and son, Joseph Cowen, age 6 months (b. MA).

 

1930 US Census: Benjamin E. Cowen, age 35 (b. MA, as were her parents; married 1st age 22) and employed in a lumber yard, was heading a household in Boulder Park, Fairhaven Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Georgeana Cowen, age 23 (b. MA, as were her parents) and married 1st age 22; and daughter, Dorothy Cowen, age 9 (b. MA, as were her parents).

 

Benjamin E. Cowen married (1st) Lillian (?) about 1917 and had the following children:

 

(a) George Cowen: Born about 1916 in Massachusetts.

 

(b) Mabel Cowen: Born about 1917 in Massachusetts.

 

(c) Alden Cowen: Born about 1918 in Massachusetts.

 

(d) Joseph Cowen: Born about 1919 in Massachusetts.

 

(e) Dorothy Cowen: Born about 1921 in Massachusetts.

 

Benjamin E. Cowen married (2nd) Georgianna (?) (b. abt 1907) about 1929.

 

(2) Minnie L. Cowen: Born 23 March 1896 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(3) James Franklin Cowen: Born 28 August 1898 in Massachusetts.

 

(4) Jessie C. Cowen: (photos) Born April 1900 in Massachusetts.  Died 1947.  Married Norman E. Pittsley (b. 1897, d. 1981) and had the following children:

 

(a) Norman E. Pittsley, Jr.: Born 1922.  Died 1938.

 

(b) Jessie L. Pittsley: Born 1925.  Died 1950.

 

(c) Kenneth W. Pittsley: Born 1931.

 

(d) Wilfred Pittsley: Born 1932.

 

(5) Mildred M. Cowen: Born 1903 in Massachusetts.

 

(6) Alden Bradford Cowen: Born 15 March 1906 in Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died July 1968.  Married Hermina Viera Anselmo (b. 20 Jan 1910 in Portugal, d. 13 Oct 1994 at Somerset, Bristol Co., MA) and had the following son:

 

(a) Alden Bradford Cowen, Jr.: Born 9 September 1937 at Somerset Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 18 June 2004 at Fall River, Bristol County.

 

(7) Leonard Nelson Cowen: Born 24 May 1908 at North Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; SSN: 033-05-2791.  Died 31 October 1977, age 69, at Westport, Bristol County 02790; interred Evergreen Cemetery, Dartmouth, Bristol County.

 

1930 US Census: Leonard D./W. Cowen, age 21 (b. MA, as were his parents; married 1st age 21) and employed as a laborer for the State Highway Department, was heading a household at 114 Covel Street in the City of Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Hazel W. Cowen, age 19 (b. MA, as were her parents), who was married 1st at age 19.

 

Perhaps married (1st) Martha Jane (?).  Married (perhaps 2nd) Hazel Winona Reed (b. 11 Apr 1910 at Fall River, Bristol Co., MA, d. 18 May 1990), daughter of Walter Clark Reed (b. 6 Jul 1878 at Fall River, d. 1946) and Lucy Mary (Chase) Reed (b. 1 Jul 1888 at Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, d. 1955) on 1 June 1929 and had the following son:

 

(a) Carl Leonard Cowen: Born 15 January 1934 at North Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 3 July 1993.  Married (?) Griffin and had the following son:

 

[1. Male.

 

(e. William Cowen: Born 23 March 1872 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died there 16 July 1872.

 

(f. Edith Cowen: Born 25 August 1873 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Married Charles G. Poole (b. Oct 1857 at Dartmouth) on 6 January 1897.

 

(g. Rosabel Cowen: Born 30 November 1876 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Married Stephen Franklin Chace (b. 23 Nov 1880 at Fall River, Bristol Co., MA) on 28 March 1900 at New Bedford, Bristol County and had the following children:

 

(1) Male.

 

(2) Myrtle M. Chace: Born 7 September 1901 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 21 February 1995 at New Bedford, Bristol County.

 

(3) Clarinda G. Chace: Born 30 May 1903 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(4) Hilma P. Chace: Born 20 December 1904 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(5) Emerson Roy Holton Chace: Born 31 July 1907 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died January 1978 at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.  Married Eva L. Chace and had the following children:

 

(a) Female.

 

(b) Guy F. Chace: Born 1928 in Massachusetts.  Died 26 November 1990 at Fitchburg.

 

(6) Edna Myra Chace: Born 12 March 1910 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(7) Stephen E. Chace: Born 19 May 1911 in Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 14 November 1991.

 

(8) Roxy LaVerne Chace: Born 24 February 1916 in Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 8 June 2005 at East Wareham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  Married Frederick Oswald Fischer, son of Albert Oswald Fischer (b. 1876, d. 1964) and Ethel Morton (Luce) Fischer (b. 1883, d. 1976), and had children.

 

(h. William Barker Cowen: Born 29 April 1880 at North Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Employed as a farm laborer.

 

1920 US Census: William B. Cowen, age 39 (b. MA; parents b. MA), single, and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household on Old Fall River Road in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Of interest, William's brother, Ernest resided next door.

 

(i. John Franklin Cowen: Born 2 September 1882 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Married Harriet Gertrude Chamberlain (b. abt 1884 at Dartmouth).

 

(j. Ernest “Ern” Herbert Cowen: Born 17 July 1884 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 14 July 1972 at New Bedford.  Employed as a carpenter.

 

1920 US Census: Ernest H. Cowen, age 35 (b. MA; parents b. MA), single, and employed as a carpenter and home builder, was heading a household on Old Fall River Road in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Of interest, Ernest's brother, William resided next door.

 

1930 US Census: There was an Ernest Cowen, age 45 (b. MA, parents b. England), single, and employed as a carpenter, heading a household on Old Fall River Road, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  (The parents of the Ernest Cowen in question were both born in Massachusetts, so this might be another.)

 

(k. Alice M. Cowen: Born May 1887 at North Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Married, as his 1st wife, Herman "Herm" Phillips (photos) (b. 5 Oct 1881 at Freetown, Bristol Co., MA), son of Bradford Durfee and Maria M. (Collins) Phillips.  Herman married (2nd) Ida (?) (b. 1908, d. 1976).

 

4. U.S. CENSUS RECORDS:

 

1840: Head of a household in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Between ages 50 and 60.  The household also included 1 male age 10 to 15; 1 female age 10 to 15; and 1 female age 50 to 60.

 

1850: Head of a household in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Age 67.  Employed as a carpenter.  Wife, Elizabeth, was age 70.

 

1860: Head of a household in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Employed as a carpenter.  Wife: Elizabeth.

 

4   Leonard Miller Cowen/Cowing (more info)

 

1. Biographical Notes:

 

Born 22 January 1824 in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 22 January 1884, age 60, in Dartmouth Township from complications of heart disease; interred Evergreen Cemetery, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts (also known as Russell Family Burying Ground; Old Fall River Road, 1.7 miles west of Faunce Corner).  Married at age 22.  Employed as a farmer in 1846.  Employed as a machinist in 1850, but was employed as a blacksmith by 1860.  Moved from Dartmouth, to New Bedford (Perry Neck Road), where he resided in 1857, and then to Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1850 US Census: Leonard M. Cowing, age 26 (b. MA) and employed as a machinist, was heading a household in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  His real estate was valued at $500.  The household also included his wife, Jane G. Cowing, age 22 (b. MA); and daughter, Ann M. Cowing, age 3 (b. MA).  Of interest, the households of Leonard's close neighbors, John Andrews and his son, Joseph H. Andrews (Jane's father), were enumerated on the same census page.

 

1865 MA Census: Leonard M. Cowen, age 40 (b. MA) and employed as a blacksmith, was heading a household in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Jane G. Cowen, age 37 (b. MA); daughter, Annie Cowen, age 18 (b. MA); daughter, Emma Cowen, age 14 (b. MA); son, Edward Cowen, age 8 (b. MA); son, Marshall L. Cowen, age 4 (b. MA); and son, Joseph Cowen, age 7 months (b. MA).

 

1870 US Census: Leonard M. Cowen, age 45 (b. MA) and employed as a blacksmith, was heading a household in Ward 1 of New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  His real estate was valued at $650.  The household also included his wife, Jane G. Cowen, age 43 (b. MA); son, Edward K. Cowen, age 13 (b. MA) and employed as a farm laborer; son, Marshall, age 9 (b. MA); son, William J. Cowen, age 5 (b. MA), and daughter, Ada C. Cowen, age 3 (b. MA).

 

2. Wife: Jane G. Andrews (photos)

 

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Born 29 March 1827 in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts, daughter of Joseph Harrison Andrews and Almira Maria (Sampson) Andrews "Maria" of Dartmouth, who also had two sons.  Died 20 January 1916 (age 89); interred Evergreen Cemetery, Dartmouth.  Jane, age 18, married Leonard Miller Cowen, age 22, on 5 March 1846 (recorded 5 Apr 1846).

 

3. Children:

 

a. Anna "Ann"/"Annie" M. Cowen: Born 26 September 1846 in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died after 1929.

 

1850 US Census: Ann M. Cowing, age 3, resided with her parents in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

b. Emily “Emma” H. Cowen: (more info) Born 3 October 1851 in the City of New Bedford, New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Married Thomas A. Russell (b. abt 1846 at Dartmouth, Bristol Co., d. ; interred Evergreen Cemetery, Dartmouth) on 9 December 1868 at New Bedford.  Thomas was employed as a farmer.  They had the following children:

 

(1. Emma Jane Russell: Born 1871 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 2010.

 

(2. Melvin Thomas Russell: Born May 1872 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Married Mabel Frances Harding (b. abt 1902 in MA) on 28 November 1920 and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Melvin Russel, Jr.

 

(b. Lydia Jeanette Russell: Born 1924.  Married (?) Charbonneau and had the following children:

 

(1) Jeffrey "Jeff" Charbonneau.

 

(2) Robert “Bob” Wilfred Charbonneau.

 

(c. Emma Cowen Russell: Died 2010.  Married (?) Breault.

 

(d. Child: Died at birth; interred Evergreen Cemetery, Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

 

(e. Son: Died from complications of a wood cutting accident; interred Evergreen Cemetery, Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

 

c. Edward Kilton Cowen: See generation 3, below.

 

d. Marshall L. Cowen: Born 13 November 1860 in New Bedford City, New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts (official New Bedford birth record: born to Leonard M. and Irene (Andrews) Cowen).  Died about 1927 at New Bedford.  Employed as a teamster.

 

1880 US Census: Marshall L. Cowen, age 19 (b. MA; parents b. MA), single, and employed as a laborer, resided in the household headed by Paul S. Hathaway, age 49 (b. MA), in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1900 US Census: Marshall L. Cowen, age 39 (b. Nov 1860 in MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household at 451 Chaning Street in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 18 years, Elizeth S. Cowen, age 47 (b. Aug 1852 in England; parents b. England), who had had 2 children, both still alive; son, James L. Cowen, age 16 (b. Nov 1883 in MA) and employed as a farm hand; and daughter, Florence E. Cowen, age 15 (b. May 1885 in MA) and in school.

 

1910 US Census: Eliza (Matthews) Cowen was age 58 and resided at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1920 US Census: Marshall L. Cowen, age 59 (b. MA, as were his parents) and employed as a house carpenter, was heading a household at 465 Chancery Street, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Eliza S. Cowen, age 67 (b. England, as were her parents; immigrated to America in 1872; naturalized 1880); and daughter, Florence E. Newsham, age 34 (b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. England) and employed as a dress maker specializing in women's suits.  Of interest, Marshall's close neighbor was the household headed by Clifton Cowen, age 32.

 

1930 US Census: Eliza (Matthews) Cowen was age 78 and a widow.

 

Marshall L. Cowen married Eliza Susannah Matthews (b. Aug 1852 at Clifton, England; immigrated to the US in 1872; naturalized 1880), who was employed as a seamstress, on 23 July 1882 and had the following children:

 

(1. James Leonard Cowen: Born 11 November 1883 in Massachusetts.  Right arm was amputated on 15 November 1907.  In 1900 (age 17) was employed as a farm hand.  Resided at Providence, Rhode Island when he registered for the World War I draft.

 

(2. Florence E. Cowen: Born 3 May 1885 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died there 20 January 1970.  In 1920 resided with her parents at New Bedford (Ward 3).  Married (?) Newsham and had the following son:

 

(a. Harold J. Newsham: Born 1906 in Massachusetts.

 

e. William “Will” Joseph Cowen: Born 7 October 1864 on Plainville Street in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  In 1880 resided at Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  In 1900 was age 53, employed as a stone cutter, and resided at New Bedford City.  In 1920 resided at New Bedford (Ward 3) and was employed by the electric light company.

 

1900 US Census: William J. Cowen, age 37 (b. Oct 1862 in MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a stone cutter, was heading a household at 128 Locust Street in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 9 years, Mary A. Cowen, age 32 (b. Aug 1867 in Ireland; parents b. Ireland), who had had 2 children, 1 of whom was still alive; and daughter, Celia Cowen, age 1 (b. Dec 1898 in MA).

 

1910 US Census: Cowen, William J., age 86 [very legible; should be abt 46] (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a laborer in a granite quarry, was heading a household in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 18 years, Mary A. Cowen, age 46 (b. Ireland; parents b. Ireland), who had been married once; daughter, Cecila E. Cowen, age 11 (b. MA); and uncle, James Carney, age 30 (b. Ireland; parents b. Ireland) and single, who immigrated to the United States in 1907.

 

1920 US Census: William Cowen, age 54 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a lineman for the electrical light company, was heading a household on Shaunuit Avenue in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Mary Cowen, age 53 (b. Ireland; parents b. Ireland), who had immigrated to the US in 1880; and daughter, Cecelia E. Cowen, age 21 (b. MA), single, and employed as a public school teacher.   

 

1930 US Census: Mary E. Cowen, age 63 (b. Ireland, as were her parents; married 1st age 25; immigrated to the US in 1881 and subsequently naturalized), resided in the household headed by her son-in-law, Joseph W. Cotter, age 32 (b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. Ireland) in a multi-family dwelling at 140 Shawnut Avenue, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Joseph was employed as a police officer.  The household also included Joseph's wife, Cecelia E. Cotter, age 31 (b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. Ireland) and married 1st age 26; Joseph's son, William J. Cotter, age 3 (b. MA); and Joseph's son, Leonard D. Cotter, age 1 year 5 months.

 

Married Mary A./E. (?) (b. Aug 1867 in Ireland) about 1891 and had at least the following daughter:

 

(1. Cecilia "Celia" E. Cowen: Born about 1899 in Massachusetts.  Married (?) Towen?  Married Joseph Cotter (b. abt 1898) and had the following children:

 

(a. William J. Cotter: Born about 1927 in Massachusetts.

 

(b. Leonard D. Cotter: Born about December 1928.

 

f. Ada A. Cowen: Born 26 June 1867 in Plainville Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

4. Biogragphical Notes:

 

Leonard M. Cowing changed his last name to Cowen in 1859.

 

According to Bristol Land Record Book number 39, page 467: On 5 Mar 1859 Leonard M. Cowing of New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts purchased for $30 from William S. Gifford and his wife, Virtue Gifford, a parcel of land in New Bedford.

 

According to land record book number 48, pages 67 and 68, dated 13 May 1862: On 1 October 1860 (recorded 28 May 1861) Leonard M. Cowing of New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts purchased from his brother, Alden C. Cowing, for $75 a 4.5 acre parcel of land situated in Dartmouth.  It appears Leonard had previously sold the property to Alden on 30 October 1852, a transaction recorded in the Southern District of Bristol County, land record book number 24, pages 86 and 87.

 

According to land record book number 24, pages 86 and 87, of the southern district of Bristol County, Massachusetts, dated 24 November 1852: On 30 October 1852 Leonard M. Cowing, Yeoman, and his wife, Jane G. Cowing, of New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Leonard sold for $70 to his brother, Alden C. Cowing of Dartmouth County, a wood lot in Dartmouth containing 4 acres and 33 rods which was bounded on the North, West, and South by William Cowing's land and on the east by John Millard's land.   

 

5. U.S. CENSUS RECORDS:

 

1850: Leonard M. Cowing, age 26, was head of a household in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  He was employed as a machinist and his real estate was valued at $500.  Other members of the household included his wife, Jane G. (age 22), and daughter, Ann M. (age 3).  All were born in Massachusetts.

 

1880: Leonard Cowen, age 55 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a blacksmith, was heading a household in Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Jane G. Cowen, age 52 (b. MA; parents b. MA); son, William J. Cowen, age 16 (b. MA); and daughter, Ada A. Cowen, age 13 (b. MA).

 

3   Edward Kilton Cowen (photos)

 

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1. Biographical Notes:

 

Born 9 March 1857 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 12 March 1929 (age 72) at the home of his daughter, Grace, in Fairhaven, Massachusetts; interred Rounseville Cemetery, East Fairhaven, Massachusetts.

 

In 1898 Edward Kilton Cowen and his family resided on Pleasant Street in New Bedford, Massachusetts.  He was a diabetic and an alcoholic.  He was born in New Bedford, but by the time of Leonard's birth, Edward was employed as a blacksmith in East Freetown, Massachusetts.

 

In the early 1920s Edward’s son, Leonard, was convinced he could help provide the discipline his father needed to conquer his alcoholism.  Leonard was intimately aware of the problem, having suffered (with other members of his family) the shame and deprivations that his father’s disease had inflicted on them all.  (In fact, it was the ever-lingering memories of his father’s drinking problem that made Leonard a fervent “teetotaler” his entire adult life.)  So, optimistically, Leonard invited Edward to live with him and his family in Adams, Jefferson County, New York.  Sadly, Leonard’s efforts were a failure.  Apparently, Edward would not stay out of the local pubs in Adams, and on one occasion was caught stealing silverware to help fund his addiction.  With that incident, Leonard got so angry at his father for jeopardizing his good name in Adams, that he physically beat Edward.  Shortly thereafter Edward returned to Massachusetts, where he resided the remainder of his life with his daughter, Grace, and her family in Fairhaven.  Leonard did attend his father's funeral, dropping his wife, Mabel and daughters off at the farm residence of Mabel's uncle, Ernest Froome near Mahopac, Putnam County, New York before proceeding to Fairhaven.

 

1860 US Census: Age 3 and residing with his parents at New Bedford (Ward 1), Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1870 US Census: Age 13 and employed as a farm laborer at New Bedford (Ward 1), Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1880 US Census: Edward K. Cowan, age 23 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a hotel clerk, resided in the household headed by John Scott, age 30 (b. MA; father b. Ireland; mother b. MA) in Falls River Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1895 MA Census: Age 38 and residing at Acushnet, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1900 US Census: Edw K. Cowen, age 43 (b. Mar 1857 in MA; parents b. MA) and employed as manager of a club stable, was heading a household on State Street in New Bedford City, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included wife of 5 years, Lizzie M. Cowen, age 43 (b. Dec 1856 in MA; parents b. MA) who had had no children; daughter, Grace H. Cowen, age 14, (b. Jun 1885 in MA); and son, Leonard T. Thomas, age 9 (b. Sep 1890 in MA); and boarder Adelbert C. Ashley, age 23 (b. Oct 1876 in MA), single and employed as a drug store apprentice.

 

1910 US Census: Edward K. Cowen, age 53 (b. MA; parent b. MA) and employed as foreman in a stable, was heading a household at 197 Middle Street, Ward 4 of New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 15 years (his 1st marriage), Lizzie M. Cowen, age 53 (b. MA; parents b. MA), who had been married once; daughter, Grace H. Cowen, age 26 (b. MA), single, and employed as a milliner; son, Leonard T. Cowen, age 20 (b. MA) and single with no employment mentioned; and Lucy E. Taber, age 86 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and widowed, who had had 6 children, 5 of whom were still alive.

 

1920 US Census: No record found.

 

2. Wife #1: Mary Jane Thomas: (photos)

"Jennie M."

 

Born 8 February 1860 in East Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died 30 April 1893 (age 33; from complications of child birth) at East Freetown.  She was the daughter of Charles H. and Mary E. (Harper) Thomas.  Jennie, age 21, a school teacher, and resident of Freetown, married Edward Kilton Cowen, age 24, a blacksmith, and resident of Freetown on 18/15 March 1881 in Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts with clergyman George Tyler officiating.  First marriage for both.

 

Children:

 

(1. Grace H. Cowen: (photos)

 

Born June 1885 in East Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  In September 1953 Grace resided at 267 New Boston Road, Fairhaven, Massachusetts.  Was a regular correspondent with Mabel (Froome) Cowen after Leonard died in 1952.  Grace died on Monday, 2 July 1956 and her funeral was in New Bedford on Thursday, 5 July; interred Naskatucket Cemetery, Fairhaven Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1900 US Census: Grace H. Howard, age 14 (b. Jun 1885) resided with her parents in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1910 US Census: Henry T. Howard, age 23 (b. MA; parents b. MA), single, and employed as a laborer in a cotton mill, was a lodger in the household headed by Octave Susina, age 36, at 149 Middle Street, New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1920 US Census:

 

1930 US Census: Henry T. Howard, age 43 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a truck farmer, was heading a household at Box 61, New Boston Road, Fairhaven Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  He was married at age 25, and his real estate was valued at $2,000.  The household also included his wife, Grace H. Howard, age 45 (b. MA; parents b. MA), who was married at age 27; daughter, Eleanor J. Howard, age 15 (b. MA) and single; and boarder, Ann M. Macomber, age 83 (b. MA) and widowed.

 

Of interest, Ann Macomber, age 73 (b. MA; parents b. MA), widowed, and employed as a housekeeper for a private family, resided in the household headed by Ann M. Davis, age 36 (b. MA; parents b. MA), widowed, and employed as a stenographer in a garage in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included Ann Davis's daughter, Mary A. Davis, age 7 (b. MA); son, Fermen Davis, age 5 (b. MA); sister, Mary Chace, age 29 (b. MA), single, and employed as a public school teacher; and brother, Henry Chace, age 20 (b. MA), single, and employed as a machinist in a milk factory.

 

1940 US Census: Henry T. Howard, age 53 (b. MA) and employed as Superintendant in the street department, was heading a household at 267 New Boston Road, Fairhaven Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  He had completed 4 years of high school and had resided at the same location on 1 April 1935.  The household also included his wife, Grace H. Howard, age 54 (b. MA), who had completed 4 years of HS; son-in-law, Ernest E. Griffith, age 28 (b. VT), who was employed as Assistant Superintendant in a colloid industry; and daughter, Eleanor J. Griffith, age 25 (b. MA). 

 

Grace H. Cowen, age 27, married Henry T. Howard, Jr. (more info) (b. 18 Jan 1887 in Fairhaven Twp, Bristol Co., MA, d. 25 Nov 1971 in New Bedford Twp, Bristol Co.), age 25, son of Henry T. and Sarah J. (Tripp) Howard, on 28 February 1912 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts with clergyman Frank H. Peters officiating.  Henry and his father were both employed as farmers on New Boston Road in Fairhaven Township, Bristol County.  Grace and Henry had the following daughter:

 

(a. Eleanor J. Howard: Born 20 April 1915 in Acushnet Township Bristol County, Massachusetts (recorded in Fairhaven Twp on 26 Feb 1916).  Died 1 November 1973, age 58, in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Eleanor married Ernest "Ernie" E. Griffith and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Myrna A. Griffith: Married (?) Burnam and resided in Massachusetts.  Myrna and her husband had two daughters:

 

Of related interest from correspondence between Grace and (primarily) her sister-in-law, Mabel Alice (Froome) Cowen:

 

·          Guss and Leah Russell (Grace called them cousins – perhaps actually Henry’s) were Grace’s age.  Both had arthritis and were overweight; Guss had had a double hernia operation.

·          Henry T. Howard lost a sister in June 1953; she had been an invalid (just sat in a chair all day) for 10 years and "very much disabled."

·          Another sister of Henry Howard (perhaps), Evelyn (Howard) Ellis (perhaps wife of Charlie Ellis), died in January 1929.

·          Henry Howard may also have had a sister, Ester (Howard) Wood, wife of Frank Wood.

·          Warren Chace, Thomas Linkham, and Henry Ewing were, apparently, also related to the Henry T. Howard family.  Each died between 1929 and November 1934.

 

(2. Leonard Thomas Cowen: See generation 2, below.

 

3. Wife #2: Eliza Morton (Rounseville) Cowen: (photos)

"Liz"/"Lizzie"

 

Born 24 December 1853 in Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts; daughter of Marcus M. and Elizabeth C. (Evans) Rounseville of Freetown, both born in Freetown Township.  Died 6 AM, 13 May 1918, age 64 years, 4 months, 14 days in Mattapoisett Township, Plymouth County, Massachusetts from complications of uterine cancer; surgery to impede condition on 4 September 1916.  Lizzie, age 38, married Edward Kilton Cowen, age 38, on 2 July 1895 at the Acushnet, Bristol County, Massachusetts Baptist Church with Pastor J. T. Frost officiating.  No children.

 

2   Leonard Thomas Cowen (photos) (more info)

    "Len" "Brick"

 

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1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 13 September 1890 at East Freetown (Jucketham Center), Bristol County, Massachusetts (near Buzzard's Bay).  Grew up there.  Had bright red (in his opinion, ugly) hair when young, resulting in his nickname: “Brick.”  Eventually his hair lightened up to auburn (reddish brown), before turning pure white in later life.

 

In his early years Leonard was actively involved in thespian activities; he had a good singing voice and was a member of several minstrel shows.  He played semi-professional baseball until he accidentally broke the arch of both feet when he jumped down from some elevated surface, perhaps a dugout, onto a baseball bat.

 

On 5 June 1917 (age 26) Leonard registered for the selective service draft at Adams, Jefferson County, New York, though he stated his home was Mattapoisett Township, Plymouth County, Massachusetts and his temporary residence was Skaneateles Township, Onondaga County, New York, where he was employed as an automobile mechanic foreman for George A. Chamberlain.  He also registered for the selective service draft at Fairhaven, Bristol County (draft board #42; FHL roll 1684757).  Subsequently served in the US Army during World War I.  After the War Leonard became an agent of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, traveling widely in pursuit of fugitives from the law.  Tired of that life style and prior to marriage to Mabel Alice Froome on 17 September 1919, he became an automotive mechanic for Grimshaw & Grow Auto Repair Company, Adams, New York.  Eventually Leonard decided to open his own auto repair business, working out of a garage he rented on the south side (away from the Creek) of Spring Street in Adams (across Sandy Creek from where they initially lived on Grange Avenue - the 2nd lot in from Main Street).  He continued to operate the Spring Street garage until they moved to Church Street in Adams, where Leonard repaired and maintained automobiles in his barn (adjacent and behind their house) and in his side yard.

 

Until 1933 Leonard and his family lived in a rented house at 19 Grange Avenue in the village of Adams.  It hung so far over the very steep (almost vertical) cliff above Sandy Creek, which flows through the Village, that Mabel could throw her wash water directly into the creek from the dwelling’s back balcony.  When their landlord refused their offer to buy the dwelling, Leonard and Mabel moved to another rental home at 19 Grove Street (located on the outside of the sharp bend in Grove Street where it turns south).  In November 1942 they finally purchased a house, including fairly large, three-level barn, at 30 East Church Street in Adams.  The Grove Street residence was subsequently donated to the Catholic Church for use as a monastery, and eventually torn down.  The barn at 30 East Church Street was crowded with automotive parts and tools; and, much to the distress of Mabel, overflowed into their back yard, creating an eye sore of overgrown vegetation and vehicle assemblies.

 

Leonard and Mabel had, as is so often the case with married couples, strikingly dissimilar personalities.  Mabel was quiet and reserved, often worrying about disruptions to order and discipline, while Leonard was more of a free spirit who loved to joke (often using profane language) and to enjoy life.  Of interest, this notable divergence of personalities was mirrored in their two daughters; Dorothy's personality was much like her mother's, while Margaret was more like her father.

 

Leonard was a member of the Don Rounds Post, American Legion and Lodge #234, "Rising Sun Lodge," of the Free and Accepted Masons.  He was also confirmed a member of the Episcopal Church by Bishop Fiske on Sunday, 18 October, 1931 (having been presented for confirmation by Reverend Cecil Taylor).

 

In early July 1952, while using a saw, Leonard cut his left hand deeply between the thumb and index finger.  Dr. Hamilton of Adams provided expedient care by suturing the wound and injecting a coagulant to retard bleeding, but Leonard would not take the doctor's advice that he should admit himself to the hospital for supervised recovery.  About one week after the accident, and probably as a direct result of both the coagulant and his lack of caution, Leonard suffered a stroke, which totally incapacitated his right side and severely slurred his speech.  He was admitted to the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital in Watertown, New York and stayed there for more than two months.  Though Leonard had medical insurance, which his daughter Margaret had religiously purchased in return for living with her parents, it did not cover rehabilitative therapy, which he needed.  He came home from the hospital in September 1952 and lay in a hospital bed in their parlor for about one week before the family took a friend's advice to move him to the Veteran's Administration Hospital at Bath, Steuben County, New York on 19 September; the newer and much closer veteran's hospital in Syracuse, New York did not offer long term rehabilitative therapy.  Mabel stayed with Leonard in Bath during the week and came home to Adams for the weekends.

 

During the ensuing 42-day stay at the hospital in Bath Leonard suffered a second, then third stroke.  The latter contributed to his death at 9 P.M., 30 October 1952 from cerebral hemorrhage caused by cerebral arteriosclerosis, age 62 years, 1 month, 17 days.  His remains were transported from Bath on 31 October, and a funeral service was held at the Piddock & Vrooman Funeral Home in Adams, New York on 2 November at 2:30 P.M.; Layman Robert Ayers of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church presided.  A Masonic service was lead by Harvey Bradbury.  Leonard was interred at 3 P.M. that day in the Cowen plot, Adams Rural Cemetery, Adams, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Age 9 and living with parents at 64 State Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts.

 

1910 US Census: Age 20 and living with parents at 197 Middle Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts.

 

1920 US Census: Age 29 and head of a household in Adams, New York.  Last name spelled "Cowan."  Employed as a mechanic in an automotive repair garage.  He and both of his parents were born in Massachusetts.  Other members of the household included: his wife, Mabel (age 29), who was born in New York State from parents who both were born in England; and Mabel's mother, Eliza A. (Hussey) Froome (age 56), who was widowed and, like her parents, was born in England.  Eliza immigrated to the U.S. in 1884.  Mabel was unemployed outside the home.  Leonard "Cowan" and household were living in the home of George and Hannah Rogers (ages 75 and 72, respectively)(In 1997 their daughter, Margaret, knew of no family relationship to the Rogers.).

 

1940 US Census: Leonard Cowen, age 50 (b. MA) and employed as an auto mechanic at the Desota Agency, was heading a household on Grove Street in the Village of Adams, Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Leonard had completed 1 year of high school.  The household also included hi wife, Mabel Cowen, age 49 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade; their daughter, Dorothy Cowen, age 18 (b. NYS) and single, who had completed 3 years of high school; and daughter Margaret Cowen, age 15 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade.

 

2. Wife: Mabel Alice Froome (photos) (more info)

Alice Elizabeth Froome (per birth certificate)

SSN: 056-32-7776

 

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a. Biographical Notes:

 

Born 12 May 1890 in Watertown Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Was officially and unofficially Mabel Alice Froome her entire life, though for reasons that were not clear to her, her birth certificate recorded her name as: "Alice Elizabeth Froome."  This was discovered when Mabel and her husband, Leonard, were applying for a social security number in the 1940s and had to present their birth certificates.  When Leonard heard this he joked (in a characteristically light-hearted way), they must not be married, since his marriage certificate said he had married Mabel Alice Froome.  According to her daughter, Margaret, Mabel didn’t think that was very funny.  Unfortunately, by that time Mabel’s parents were dead, and there was no one else to explain the confusion.

 

Mabel had an eighth grade education and was a communicant of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Adams, New York.  Following school she went to work as a servant in the household of Isaac Hunt, President of the bank in Adams.  At one point Mr. Hunt asked Mabel to accompany him and his family on a trip to Florida, but Mabel’s father wouldn’t permit it.  Following her father’s death (13 Mar 1912) Mabel continued to work for the Hunt family and lived with her mother in an apartment on Church Street in Adams.  She married Leonard Thomas Cowen on 17 September 1919 in Trinity Church, Syracuse, New York; Reverend Almon A. Jaynes officiated.  They had driven there from Adams that day, and after the wedding continued on to Boston and New Bedford, Massachusetts for their honeymoon, returning to Adams on 1 October.

 

After marriage Mabel worked part time doing housework and catering social functions for many of the more prominent families in Adams, including Isaac Hunt.  She was busy all of the time working inside and outside her home.  Of related interest, Mabel’s uncle, Thomas Fowler, worked full-time for Mr. Hunt as a chauffeur, gardener, and house servant.  Mabel prepared her family's main meal each day to be served at noon, when her daughters were briefly home from school and Leonard got away from his work.

 

After Leonard's death Mabel remained in her house at 30 East Church Street with her daughter, Margaret, and Margaret's family.  In 1967 she sold that home to make way for construction of a bank building on the site, and all occupants moved up the street to a larger house purchased by Margaret and her husband, Carmon Smith, at 53 East Church Street, Adams, New York 13605.

 

On 29 October 1979 Mabel was standing against the wall beside the doorway of her bedroom, adjacent to the formal dining room of her home at 53 East Church Street, when she started to faint, slipping quickly to the floor.  She was conscious, but weak, so her family rushed her to the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  She died there on Thursday evening (11:20 P.M.), 15 November 1979, age 89 from complications of Lymphoma (a form of cancer of the lymph nodes), for which she was being treated.

 

The problem apparently started with cancer of the duodenum, which necessitated surgery at that hospital and subsequent chemo therapy, which caused Pancytopenia (anemia, a reduction in all the cells of the blood).  She lost all of her hair and wore a wig until it grew back (including to her granddaughter, Sally's wedding on 27 May 1978).  There was a second hospital visit associated with cancer treatment that was highlighted by Mabel breaking her elbow while trying to climb out of bed.  It appears Mabel's call button was out of reach on her night stand, her voice was weak, the door to her room was closed, and she needed to visit the bathroom.  Though the bed rails were up, she successfully scaled them, only to trip and fall over her intravenous tubing and equipment.

 

Mabel's funeral was held Sunday (2:30 P.M.), 18 November 1979 at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church; Reverend John F. LaVoe presided.  Interment was in the Cowen plot in the Adams Rural Cemetary at 3:15 P.M. on 18 November.

 

1900 US Census: Mabel, age 10, resided with her parents in Adams, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1910 US Census: Mabel, age 17 and single, resided with her parents in Lorraine Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: Mabel, age 29, resided her husband, Leonard "Cowan," in the village of Adams, Jefferson County, New York.

 

b. Parents: John George Froome (b. 14 Nov 1864, d. 13 Mar 1912) and Eliza A. (Hussey) Froome (b. 4 Jul 1865, d. 28 Sep 1932) of Adams, New York.

 

4. Children:

 

a. Dorothy Elizabeth Cowen: (photos) (more info) See generation 1a, below.

 

b. Margaret Katherine Cowen: (photos) (more info) See generation 1b, below.

 

Drake, Dorothy Elizabeth (Cowen) 1935 Margaret (Cowen) Smith scan0046

 

1a  Dorothy Elizabeth Cowen

                

Born 17 April 1922 at the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Died at home, 52 N. Main Street, West Carthage, Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York, on 17 November 1975.  Married Ekard Almond Drake, descendant #2 of generation 12 of the Descendants of Almond Henry Drake on 1 November 1947.

 

1b  Margaret Katherine Cowen

                

Born 1925 at the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Carmon Silas Smith, generation 1 of the Smith Annex in 1952.

 

 

REFERENCES: 16,48a,49,59,87,109,134b,139,151,152

 

Early generations taken largely from work of Leigh Erwin Cowing  http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/w/Leigh-E-Cowing/index.html

 

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Other, still unidentified, Cowen names:

 

1. Clifton Cowen: Born about 1888 in Massachusetts.

 

1920 US Census: Clifton Cowen, age 32 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a steamfitter in a plumbing shop, was heading a household at 475 Chancery Street in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Mertyl Cowen, age 32 (b. MA; father b. ME; mother b. NC); and daughter, Alice Cowen, age 6 (b. MA).  Of interest, Clifton's very close neighbor was Marshall L. Cowen, age 59 (b. MA).

 

Married Mertyl (?) (b. abt 1888 in MA) and had the following daughter:

 

a. Alice Cowen: Born about 1914 in Massachusetts. 

 

2. Edward F. Cowen: Born May 1850.

 

1880 US Census: Edward F. Cowin, age 31 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a hack driver, was heading a household in New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Virginia F. Cowin, age 23 (b. MA; parents b. MA).

 

1900 US Census: Edward F. A. Cowen, age 50 (b. May 1850 in MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a fireman in a fire department, was heading a household at 53 Merrimack Street in New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Virginia Cowen, age 43 (b. Apr 1857 in MA; parents b. MA), who had had 5 children, 2 of whom were still alive; daughter, Alice M. Cowen, age 26 (b. Feb 1874 in MA), single, and employed as a clerk; and son, William L. Cowen, age 19 (b. Fan 1881), single, and employed as a drug clerk.

 

1920 US Census: Edward Cowen, age 70 (b. MA, as were his parents), was heading a household at 1196 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  He owned his residence free and clear.  The household also included his wife, Virginia W. Cowen, age 63 (b. VA; parents b. MD); son-in-law, Herbert Sherman, age 40 (b. MA, as were his parents) and employed as a claims agent for an express company; daughter, Alice Sherman, age 45 (b. MA); and granddaughter, Phyllis Sherman, age 12 (b. MA).

 

a. Alice Cowen: Born February 1874 in Massachusetts.  Married Herbert Sherman and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Phyllis Sherman: Born about 1908 in Massachusetts.

 

b. William L. Cowen: Born January 1881 in Massachusetts.

 

3. Thomas Cowen: Born about 1859.

 

1920 US Census: Thomas Cowen, age 61 (b. MA; father b. MA; mother b. NH), was heading a household in Manhattan (Assembly District 15), New York.  The household also included his wife, Emma Cowen, age 38; daughter, Emma Cowen, age 12; and daughter, Josephine Cowen, age 10.

 

a. Emma Cowen: Born about 1908 in Massachusetts.

 

b. Josephine Cowen: Born about 1910 in Massachusetts.

 

4. Thomas Joseph Cowen: Born 3 April 1883.  Veteran of World War I (FHL roll # 1684756), registering for the selective service at Draft Board # 41.  Appears to have married Elizabeth A. (?).  Resided last on Holmes Street, Rehobath, North Easton Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

5. Martha J. (?) Cowen: Born about 1843 in Vermont.

 

1920 US Census: Martha J. Cowen, age 77 (b. VT), was heading a household in Rochester Township, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  The household also included her son, Henry L. Cowen, age 47 (b. MA).

 

Martha and (?) Cowen had the following son:

 

a. Henry Leonard Cowen: Born 12 December 1873 in Massachusetts. At Age 45, while residing in Mattapoisett Township (RFD), Bristol County, Massachusetts and employed as a farmer, Henry registered for the selective service draft (draft board # 42; FHL roll # 1684757) at Fairhaven, Bristol County and subsequently served in the US Army during World War I. 

 

6. George D. Cowen: Born about 1842 in Massachusetts.

 

1880 US Census: Geo D. Cowen, age 39 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a solderer, was heading a household in Taunton Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Lydia B. Cowen, age 39 (b. MA); and daughter, Lillian D. Cowen, age 4 (b. MA).

 

1900 US Census: George D. Cowen, age 58 (b. Nov 1841 in MA; parent b. MA) and employed as a "soderer," was heading a household at 87 School Street in Taunton Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 29 years, Lydia B. Cowen, age 60 (b. Mar 1840 in MA; parents b. MA), who had had 1 child, still alive; and daughter, Lilian B. Cowen, age 24 (b. Jan 1876 in MA) and employed as a school teacher.

 

1910 US Census: George Cowen, age 68 (b. MA; parents b. MA), who had his own income and had been married twice, was heading a household at 102 Main Street, Fairhaven Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 4 years, Louise R. Cowen, age 64 (b. MA; parents b. MA), who had been married twice and had had no children.

 

1930 US Census: George D. Cowen, age 88 (b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MD) and widowed (m. 1st age 22), was heading at 102 Main Street, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included Petrowne I. Hast, age 60 (b. Nova Scotia, as were her parents; married 1st age 34) and widowed, who was employed as a servant.

 

George D. Cowen married (1st) Lydia B. (?) and had the following daughter:

 

a. Lillian D. Cowen: Born about 1876 in Massachusetts.

 

1930 US Census: Lillian Cowan, age 54 (b. MA, as were her parents), single, and employed as a public school teacher, was heading a household at 87 School Street in the City of Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

George D. Cowen married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Louise R. (?), who had had no children.

 

7. George W. Cowen: Born 1916.  Died 19 May 1976; interred Evergreen Cemetery, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Married Eleanor (?).

 

8. George G. Cowen: Born April 1864 in Massachusetts.

 

1900 US Census: George G. Cowing, age 32 (b. Apr 1864 in MA; parents b. MA) and was employed in the shoe industry, was heading a household in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 7 years, Cora F. Cowing, age 30 (b. Nov 1869 in MA; parents b. MA), who had had no children.

 

9. Rebecca Cowen: Born about 1842 in Massachusetts.

 

1930 US Census: Rebecca Cowen, age 88 (b. MA, as were her parents) and widowed, was boarding in the household headed by Antone Brown, age 47 (b. Azores, as were his parents; married 1st age 23), who spoke Portuguese, was employed, and immigrated to the US in 1909, at 1298 Main Street, Acushnet Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

10a.William Warren Cowing: Born 10 February 1822 in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  At age 23 married Mary D. Edson, age 21, on 9 November 1846.

 

10b.(?) Cowen: Born June 1849 in Massachusetts.  Employed as a traveling salesman.  Married Catherine H. Sawin II, daughter of (?) and Catherine H. (?) Sawin of Fairhaven, MA.

 

1900 US Census: Catherine H. Sawin, age 81 (b. Mar 1819 in MA; parents b. MA) and widowed, was heading a household on Middle Street in Fairhaven Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  She had had 6 children, 4 of whom were still alive.  The household also included her son [quite legible, and gender box was marked "M"], Elizabeth T. Sawin, age 43 (b. Nov 1856 in MA), divorced (no children), with no occupation recorded; son, Francis R. Sawin, age 44 (b. Mar 1856 in MA) and employed as a book keeper, who had been married 19 years; daughter, Catherine H. Cowen, age 50 (b. Jun 1849 in MA), who had been married 27 years and had had 1 child, still alive; and grandson, Edson S. Cowen, age 14 (b. Nov 1885 in MA) and in school.

 

1920 US Census: William W. Cowen, age 70 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a traveling soap salesman, resided in the household headed by his sister-in-law, Sarah M. Stoddard, age 72 (b. MA; parents b. MA) at 28 Middle Street in Fairhaven Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Apparently, Sarah was still married.  The household also included William's wife (Sarah's sister), Katharine H. Cowen, age 70 (b. MA; parents b. MA); William's son, Edson S. Cowen, age 35 (b. MA) and married; and (presumably) William's daughter-in-law (recorded as Sarah's niece), Anne H. Cowen, age 34 (b. MA; father b. MA; mother b. ME).

 

a. Edson S. Cowen: Born November 1885 in Massachusetts.

 

1910 US Census: Edson Cowen, age 24 (b. MA; parents b. MA), single, and employed as a book keeper in a tack factory, resided in the household headed by his widowed aunt, Sarah M. Stoddard, age 63 (b. MA; parents b. MA) at 28 Middle Street in Fairhaven Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Sarah had her own income, and she had been married for 25 years; no children.  The household also included Sarah's widowed brother (Edson's uncle), Francis E. Sawin, age 55 (b. MA), who had been married 26 years.

 

1920 US Census: Edson S. Cowen, age 35 (b. MA), with no employment recorded, resided with his parents in the household headed by his aunt, Sarah M. Stoddard, age 72 (b. MA; parents b. MA) on Middle Street in Fairhaven Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included Edson's wife, Anne H. Cowen, age 34 (b. MA; father b. MA; mother b. ME).

 

1930 US Census: Edson I. Cowen, age 44 (b. MA, as were his parents; married 1st age 26) and employed as an insurance man, was heading a household at 28 Middle Street, Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Annie H. Cowen, age 43 (b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. ME), who married 1st age 24; and mother, Catherine H. Cowen, age 80 (b. MA, as were her parents) and widowed.

 

11. James Leonard Cowen: Born New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Employed as a fireman.  Married Ellen Newsham of New Bedford Township, Bristol County and had the following son:

 

a. James Leonard Cowen: Born 29 May 1911 in Massachusetts.

 

1930 US Census: James L. Cowen, age 19 (b. MA, as were his parents), single, and employed as an extractor in a laundry, was boarding in the household headed by Ovila Limages, age 45 (b. French Canada) at 178 State Street, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

12. William E. Alton: Born about 1869 in Massachusetts.  Married Alice K. (?) (b. Scotland).

 

1930 US Census: William E. Alton, age 61 (b. MA, as were his parents; married 1st age 24) and employed as a stationary engineer in a bank building, was heading a household at 33 Cowert (sp) Street, Fairhaven Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Alice K. Alton, age 52 (b. Scotland, as were her parents) and married 1st age 23; son, Edward Cowen, age 7 (b. MA, as were his parents); and daughter, Mabel Cowen, age 12 (b. MA, as were her parents).

 

a. Edward Cowen: Born about 1923 in Massachusetts.

 

b. Mabel Cowen: born about 1918 in Massachusetts.

 

13. Eliza Cowen: Born about 1891 in Massachusetts.

 

1930 US Census: Eliza Cowen, age 39 (b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. Texas), widowed, and employed as a servant for a private family, resided in the Lemay household at 4077 N. Main Street in the City of Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

14. Fredric A. Hambly: Born about 1899 in Massachusetts.

 

1930 US Census: Fredric A. Hambly, age 31 (b. MA, as were his parents; married 1st age 26) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at 54 Old Fall River Road, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Mildred H. Hambly, age 26 (b. MA, as were her parents) and married 1st age 21; and niece, Ruthann Cowen, age 4 (b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. England).

 

15. Margaret Cowen: Born about 1805 in Massachusetts.

 

1880 US Census: Margaret Cowen, age 75 (b. MA) and widowed, was heading a household in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included her grandson, George P. Cowen, age 5 (b. MA); George Tripp, age 18 (b. MA); and Hannah Tripp, age 17 (b. MA).

 

a. (?) Cowen:

 

(1. George P. Cowen: Born January 1876 in Massachusetts.

 

1900 US Census: George P. Cowen, age 24 (b. Jan 1876 in MA), single, and employed as a farm laborer, resided as a servant in the household headed by William H. Mosher, age 47 (b. Jun 1852 in MA; father b. RI; mother b. MA) and employed as a blacksmith in the south part of Westport Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included William's wife of 27 years, Emma L. Mosher, age 50 (b. Dec 1849 in MA), who had had 4 children, 1 still alive; and Lizzie Astle, age 18 (b. Jan 1882 in French Canada) and single, who had immigrated to the US in 1885.

 

1910 US Census: George P. Cowen, age 34 (b. MA; parents b. unknown) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on "Old Road to Harbor" in Westport Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Mary A. Cowen, age 32 (b. TX; father b. MA; mother b. England), who had had no children.  They both had married once.

 

1920 US Census: George P. Cowen, age 43 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household on Old Harbor Road in Westport Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Mary A. Cowen, age 41 (b. TX; father b. TX; mother b. England); son, Wallace M. Cowen, age 7 (b. MA); and son, Benjamin F. Cowen, age 5 (b. RI).

 

1930 US Census: George P. Cowen, age 53 (b. MA, as were her parents; married 1st age 33) and employed as a laborer, was heading a household on Old Harbor Road, Westport, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Mary A. Cowen, age 51 (b. Texas, parents b. CT) and married 1st age 31; son, Benjamin F. Cowen, age 15 (b. RI, father b. MA, mother b. TX) and single, and boarder, William E. Powers, age 48 (b. Texas, parents b. CT; married 1st age 21) (perhaps Mary's brother) and employed as a laborer.

 

a. Wallace M. Cowen: Born about 1913 in Massachusetts.

 

b. Benjamin F. Cowen: Born about 1915 in Massachusetts.

 

16. James B. Cowen: Born about 1823 in Massachusetts.

 

1880 US Census: James B. Cowen, age 57 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Rebecca A. Cowen, age 55 (b. MA); and George A. Austin, age 20 (b. MA).

 

17. James H. Cowen: Born July 1856 in Massachusetts.

 

1900 US Census: Of possible interest, there was a James H. Cowen, age 43 (b. Jul 1856 in MA) and employed as a tool maker, was heading a household on Cook Street in Fairhaven Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 16 years, Emily H. Cowen, age 43 (b. May 1857 in RI; parents b. RI), who had had 3 children, all still alive; son, Everett R. Cowen, age 14 (b. Feb 1886 in MA); son, Percy E. Cowen, age 12 (b. Mar 1888 in MA); and daughter, Carolin S. Cowen, age 7 (b. Aug 1890 in MA).

 

1910 US Census: James H. Cowen, age 53 (b. MA) and employed as a tool maker in an eyelet factory, was heading a household at 11 Cooke Street in Fairhaven Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 25 years, Emily H. Cowen, age 52 (b. RI; parents b. RI), who had had 3 children, all still alive; son, Percy E. Cowen, age 22 (b. MA), single, and employed as an illustrator; daughter, Carolyn S. Cowen, age 19 (b. MA), single, and employed as a manicurist; and father-in-law, William H. Bowen, age 81 (b. RI; parents b. RI), who had his own income.

 

18. Charles G. Cowen: Born about 1823 in Massachusetts.

 

1880 US Census: Charles G. Cowen, age 57 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a blacksmith, was heading a household in Taunton Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Amanda M. Cowen, age 45 (b. RI); daughter, Lillian Cowen, age 16 (b. MA); son, Charles S. Cowen, age 9 (b. MA); and mother, Ruth Cowen, age 82 (b. MA).

 

1920 US Census: Charles D. Cowan, age 63 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Fairhaven Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Amanda M. Cowan, age 65 (b. MA; parents b. MA).

 

19. Charles H. Cowing: (more info) Born September 1849 in Massachusetts.  Employed as a jeweler.  Also employed as a traveling salesman.  Married Anna "Annie" A. Cooley (b. Jun 1851 in CT) and had the following son:

 

a. William H. Cowing: (more info) Born 3 September 1872 in Taunton City, Taunton Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Employed as a traveling salesman.  Resided at 12 Woodbine Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

 

1880 US Census: Charles H. Cowan, age 32 (b. MA; parents b. MA), and employed as a commercial traveler, residing in the household headed by Henry C. Cooley, age 52 (b. CT; parents b. MA) and employed as a Britannia Worker, in Taunton Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included Henry's wife, Frances A. Cooley, age 50 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); Henry's daughter and Charles' wife, Anna Cowan, age 28 (b. CT); and Charles' son, William H. Cowan, age 7 (b. MA).

 

1900 US Census: Charles H. Cowing, age 50 (b. Sep 1849 in MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a traveling salesman, was heading a household in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 28 years, Anna A. Cowing, age 48 (b. Jun 1851 in CT; father b. CT; mother b. NYS), who had had 1 child, still alive.

 

1900 US Census: William H. Cowing, age 27 (b. Sep 1872 in MA; father b. MA; mother b. CT), and employed as a traveling salesman, was heading a household in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Gertrude M. Cowing, age 26 (b. Jun 1873 in England; parents b. England), who immigrated to the US in 1882 and had had 2 children, both still alive; son, Charles L. Cowing, age 2 (b. Jan 1898 in MA); and daughter, Anna M. Cowing, age 9 months (b. Aug 1899 in MA).

 

William H. Cowing married Gertrude M. Cozenea (b. England) on 8 December 1896 and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Charles L. Cowing: Born January 1898 in Massachusetts.

 

(2. Anna/Emma M. Cowing: (more info) Born 20 August 1899 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

 

20. Joshua Cowen: Born about 1811 in Massachusetts.

 

1880 US Census: Joshua Cowen, age 69 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Fairhaven Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Louisa R. Cowen, age 67 (b. MA; parents b. MA); son-in-law, Ira H. Gerrish, age 39 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a house painter; and daughter, Louisa Gerrish, age 33 (b. MA).

 

21. Benjamin Cowen: Born about 1864 in Massachusetts.

 

1900 US Census: Benjamin Cowen, age 36 (b. Jul 1863 in MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a teamster, was heading a household in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 5 years, Catherine B. Cowen, age 37 (b. Nov 1862 in MA; parents b. MA), who had had 3 children, 1 of whom was still alive; and daughter, Caroline Cowen, age 4 (b. Dec 1895 in MA).

 

1910 US Census: Benjamin F. Cowen, age 46 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in Fairhaven Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 24 years, Katherine B. Cowen, age 47 (b. MA; parents b. MA), who had married once and had had 3 children, 1 of whom was still alive; and daughter, Caroline H. Cowen, age 14 (b. MA).

 

1920 US Census: Benjamin F. Cowen, age 55 (b. MA) and employed as a house carpenter, was heading a household at 121 Main Street in Fairhaven Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Catherine B. Cowen, age 56 (b. MA).

 

1930 US Census: Catherine B. Cowen, age 65 (b. MA, as were her parents; married 1st age 23) and widowed, was heading a household at 75 Hill Street, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

22. Elizabeth Cowen: Born August 1815 in Massachusetts.

 

1900 US Census: Elizabeth Cowen, age 84 (b. Aug 1815 in MA; parents b. MA), who had been married 58 years and had had no children, resided in the household headed by her nephew, Henry J. Peirce, age 58 (b. May 1842 in MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a stable man, at 304 Kimpton Street, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included Henry's wife of 33 years, Cynthia M. Peirce, age 54 (b. Jun 1845 in MA; parents b. MA), who had had 6 children, 4 of whom were still alive; son, Walter H. Peirce, age 24 9b. Aug 1875 in MA) and employed as a laborer in a stable, who had been married 4 years; son, Lewis F. Peirce, age 22 (b. Sep 1877 in MA); daughter, Essie B.  Peirce, age 20 (b. Sep 1879 in MA); and boarder, Mary A. Rook, age 31 (b. Mar 1869 in MA; father b. MA; and mother b. ME) and employed as a book binder.

 

23. William Cowing: Married Electa (?) and had the following son:

 

a. Herbert D. Cowing: Born 1854.  At age 24 married Margaret Graves, age 21 (dau of Newell and Electa (?) Graves), on 29 September 1883.

 

24. William Henry Cowing: (more info) Born August 1837 in Massachusetts.  Died 19 December 1908 in Swansea Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts; interred Mount Hope Cemetery.  Employed as a blacksmith.

 

1870 US Census: William H. Cowing, age 31 (b. MA) and employed as a blacksmith, was heading a household in Swansea Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Harriet Cowing, age 28 (b. MA); and daughter, Minnie Cowing, age 5.

 

1880 US Census: William H. Cowing, age 42 (b. MA), was heading a household in Swansea Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Harriet M. Cowing, age 38 (b. MA); daughter, Minnie E. Cowing, age 16 (b. MA); and son, Edgar Cowing, age 9 (b. MA).

 

1900 US Census: William H. Cowing, age 63 (b. Aug 1837 in MA), was heading a household in Swansea Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife of 40 years, Harriet M. Cowing, age 58 (b. Dec 1842 in MA), who had had 2 children, both still alive.

 

William H. Cowing married Harriet "Hattie" Fales (b. Dec 1842 in MA) and had the following children:

 

a. Minnie E. Cowing: Born about 1865 in Massachusetts.  At age 24 married William S. Green, age 25 and son of George S. and Harriet (?) Green, on 9 October 1888 in Swansea Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

b. Edgar F. Cowing: Born about 1870 in Massachusetts.  At age 28 married Hannah M. Simcock, age 25 and daughter of William and Margaret (Johnson) Simcock, on 9 November 1898 in Swansea Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

25. (?) Cowing: Married Betsey W. (?) (more info) (b. Aug 1834 in MA) and had the following children:

 

 1900 US Census: Betsey W. Cowing, age 65 (b. Aug 1834 in MA; parents b. MA) and widowed, who had had 2 children, both still alive, was heading a household in Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.  The household also included her son, William E. Cowing, age 39 (b. Apr 1861 in MA), widowed [no children mentioned, but must have had 3], and employed as a fisherman; daughter, Carrie A. Cowing, age 37 (b. Nov 1862 in MA), single, and employed as a school teacher; granddaughter, Bessie W. Cowing, age 15 (b. Jul 1884 in MA) and single; granddaughter, Howora (sp) Cowing, age 13 (b. May 1887 in MA); and grandson, Harold E. Cowing, age 14 (b. Apr 1886 in MA).

 

a. William E. Cowing: Born April 1861.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. Bessie W. Cowing: Born July 1884 in Massachusetts.

 

(2. Harold E. Cowing: Born April 1886 in Massachusetts.

 

(3. Howora Cowing: (female) Born May 1887 in Massachusetts.

 

b. Carrie A. Cowing: Born November 1862.

 

26. (?) Cowing: Married Elizabeth M. (?) (more info) (b. abt 1888 in MA) and had the following children:

 

1940 US Census: Elizabeth M. Cowing, age 52 (b. MA) and widowed, was heading a household at 67 Lake Street in Weymouth Township, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  She had completed 1 year of high school.  The household also included her son, William Cowing, age 25 (b. MA), single, and employed as a coater of art leather, who had completed 4 years of high school; daughter, Mary Cowing, age 19 (b. MA), single, and employed as a WPA seamstress, who had completed 8th grade; and son, Allan Cowing, age 18 (b. MA), single, and characterized as a "new worker," who had completed 8th grade.  They all resided in the same township on 1 April 1935.

 

a. William Cowing: Born about 1915 in Massachusetts.

 

b. Mary Cowing: Born about 1921 in Massachusetts.

 

c. Allan Cowing: Born about 1922 in Massachusetts.

 

 

Parents not born in Massachusetts:

 

 

1. Elise/Elice S. Cowen: Born about 1853 in England.

 

1930 US Census: Elise S. Cowen, age 77 (b. England, as were her parents) and widowed was heading a household at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

2. William Cowen: Born about 1874 in Scotland.

 

1930 US Census: William Cowen, age 56 (b. Scotland, as were his parents; immigrated to the US in 1904), widowed, and employed as a laborer was heading a household on Barrett Street, Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

3. John W. Cowen:

 

1920 US Census: John W. Cowen, age 50 (b. MA; parents b. Ireland) and employed as a railroad motorman, was heading a household on Peckham Street in Ward 1 of Fall River Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Ellen Cowen, age 50 (b. MA; parents b. Ireland); son, Thomas Cowen, age 17 (b. MA) and employed in a leather factory; son, James Cowen, age 14 (b. MA); son, Henry Cowen, age 12 (b. MA); son, Frederick Cowen, age 9 (b. MA); and daughter, Annie Cowen, age 6 (b. MA).

 

a. Thomas Cowen: Born about 1903 in Massachusetts.

 

b. James Cowen: Born about 1906 in Massachusetts.

 

c. Henry Cowen: Born about 1908 in Massachusetts.

 

d. Frederick Cowen: Born about 1911 in Massachusetts.

 

e. Annie Cowen: Born about 1914 in Massachusetts. 

 

 

Dartmouth, MA Vital Records )http://dunhamwilcox.net/ma/0-dartmouth_index.htm)

 

Births for COWEN (Cowing)

·        Abraham Russell, s. Joshua and Ruth, Nov. 15, 1826. (input)

·        Adele [blot] White, d. Samuel H., labourer, and Jane, June 8, 1849, in D. (input)

·        Ann M. (Cowing), d. Leonard, farmer, and Jane of D., 26th, 9 mo. 1846, in D. (input)

·        Charles, s. Joshua and Ruth, Nov. 16, 1822. (input)

·        Jane G. [-----------], w. Leonard M., Mar. 29. 1827, G.R.10. (input)

·        Leonard Miller (Cowing), Jan. 22, 1824. [Rec with chn. of William and Ollive.](input)

·        Mary O. (Cowing), d. Samuel G., farmer, and Mary J. of D., 10th, 12 mo. 1846, in D. (input)

·        Philadelphia Gray, d. Abish and Hope, Jan. 21, 1810. (input)

·        Samuel, s. William and Ollive, Dec. 4, 1815. (input)

·        Welthy Willson, d. Abish and Hope, Feb. 28. 1806. (input)

·        William Horten, s. William and Ollive, Sept. 9, 1818. (input)

·        William Merry, s. Joshua and Sally, Aug. 16, 1820.(input)

·        Zenas, s. Ebenezer and Lydia, Nov. 17, 1779. (input)

·        -----------, s. Zenas, carpenter, and Rebecca of D., 17th, 12 mo. 1844, in D. (input)

Marriages for COWEN (Cowin, Cowing, Cown)

 

 

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