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Lucretia (Gordon) Cowls (1827 - 1892)

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Lucretia Cowls formerly Gordon aka Martin
Born in Kentucky, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 4 Apr 1844 in Platte, Missouri, United Statesmap
Wife of — married about 1861 [location unknown]
Died in McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 30 Aug 2019
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Lucretia Gordon was born on September 23, 1827, in Kentucky. She married Franklin B. Martin (1811–1860) on April 4, 1844.[1] They had three children during their marriage but none survived to adulthood. He died on July 11, 1860 and she married Mr. John White Cowls (1823–1896) about 1861; they also had one child who died about three years old. Lucretia died on February 4, 1892, in McMinnville, Oregon,[2] at the age of 64, and was buried there.[3]

Masonic Cemetery
McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon


  1. Missouri State Archives; Jefferson City, MO, USA; Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm] page 89-90
  2. Oregon, Early Oregonians Index, 1800-1860; Lucretia Gordon,
  • Year: 1850; Census Place: Yamhill, Oregon Territory; Roll: M432_742; Page: 171B; Image: 328
  • Year: 1870; Census Place: McMinnville Precinct, Yamhill, Oregon; Roll: M593_1288; Page: 516B; Family History Library Film: 552787
  • Year: 1880; Census Place: Mcminnville, Yamhill, Oregon; Roll: 1084; Page: 443B; Enumeration District: 136

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