John Cowgill
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John Cowgill (abt. 1798 - abt. 1869)

John Cowgill
Born about in Frederick Co., Virginia, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 22 Jul 1819 in Columbiana Co., Ohio, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 70 in Indiana, USAmap [uncertain]
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Biography

John Cowgill was born in August 1798 in Frederick Co., Virginia. He was the son of James Cowgill and Charlotte Halloway.

Per Cowgill History, John Cowgill, b 21 Aug 1798, Frederick Co., VA, d 21 May 1869, age 70y 9m (Bible Record), IN, m. 22 Jul 1819, Carmel MM, Columbiana Co., OH, Sarah Scott, b 1 Nov 1801, VA, d 9 Jun 1892, Bates Co., MO (age 91y, outlived ALL her children), dau of Benjamin and Sarah (Randall) Scott, Columbiana Co., OH, sister to William Scott, who married John's sister, Abigail Cowgill. After John's death, Sarah lived with her son James and wife Barbara. James moved his family and mother by covered wagon from Newton Co., IN, to Butler, Bates Co., MO, in the late 1860's, where they lived the rest of their lives. After James' death, Sarah continued to live with Barbara until her death. Children: eight - Charlotte, Joseph, Ann, Lucinda, James, Eliza, Hiram,Sarah.[1]

He married Sarah Scott 22 July 1819 in Columbiana Co., Ohio.[2][3]

1820 census -- Middleton Twnp., Columbiana Co., Ohio, USA

Name John Cawgell
Enumeration Date 7 Aug 1820
Home in 1820 (City, County, State) Middleton, Columbiana, Ohio, USA
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25 1 (James)
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25 1 (Sarah)
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture 1
Total Free White Persons 2
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other 2[4]

He was disowned by the Carmel MM 1821, 8, 18.[5]

1840 census -- Warren Co., Indiana, USA

Name John Conghett [John Conghill]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State) Warren, Indiana
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5 1 (Hiram)
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9 1 (?)
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14 1 (James)
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19 1 (Joseph)
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49 1 (John)
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9 1 (Eliza)
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14 1 (Elizabeth)
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19 2 ( Lucinda?, Charlotte?, Ann ?)
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39 1 (Sarah)
Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade 4
Free White Persons - Under 20 8
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49 2
Total Free White Persons 10
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves 10[6]

RESEARCH NOTE: Given that Charlotte married in late 1840 in Warren Co., it was likely that John and Sarah were living in Warren Co. in June 1840. There was a John Conghill family with almost the correct family structure. Perhaps one the oldest girls were living/working out side the house.

1850 census - Medina Twnp., Warren Co., Indiana, USA

John Cowgill, age 22, male, , farmer & currier, $100 real estate, born Virginia; Sarah Cowgill, age 49, female, , born Virginia; Hiram Cowgill, age 14, male, , born Indiana, attended school; Sarah Cowgill, age 9, female, , born Indiana, attended school; James Cowgill, age 22, male, , farmer, born Indiana[7]

RESEARCH NOTE: John is incorrectly enumerated as 22 years of age. He should be 52. The 1860 census states he is 63 years of age.

1860 census - Clinton Twnp., Vermillion Co., Indiana, USA

John Cowgill, age 63, male, , harness & saddler, $1400 real estate, $500 personal property, born Virginia; Sarah Cowgill, age 59, female, , born Virginia; Peter Fox, age 28, male, , $10 personal property, born Ohio[8]

Sources

  1. Beatrica Eleanora Cowgill, Cowgill History (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1986), p 39.
  2. "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XDLF-BS6 : Wed Oct 18 16:26:06 UTC 2023), Entry for John Cogill and Sarah Scott Jun., 22 Jul 1819.
  3. Hinshaw, William Wade, et al., compilers. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol.4, p 867. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991–1994:
    1819, 7, 22. John s James & Charlotte, dec, Columbiana Co., O; m. in Carmel MH Sarah Scott, dt Benjamin and Sarah, Columbiana Co., O.
  4. "United States Census, 1820", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHL3-HJ3 : Tue Oct 03 15:13:45 UTC 2023), Entry for John Cawgell, 1820.
  5. Hinshaw, William Wade, et al., compilers. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol.4, p 867. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991–1994
  6. "United States Census, 1840", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHR1-N3M : Tue Oct 03 11:37:01 UTC 2023), Entry for John Conghill, 1840.
  7. "United States Census, 1850", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHV8-LDW : Thu Oct 05 03:24:40 UTC 2023), Entry for John Cowgill and Sarah Cowgill, 1850.
  8. "United States Census, 1860", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4N4-N8B : Fri Oct 06 00:04:30 UTC 2023), Entry for John Cowgill and Sarah Cowgill, 1860.




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