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Rev. William Cogswell, D. D. [411], as early as 1810, began to collect 
genealogical data of the Cogswell family. At his death, in 1850, these data 
were placed in the hands of Rev. Daniel Lancaster, late of New York City, 
with a view to publication, but susequently returned to Rev. Dr. Cogswell's 
brother, Francis Cogswell, Esq. [417], late of Andover, Mass. A few years 
prior to his death, IVIr. Francis Cogswell gave these papers into the hands of 
the son-in-law of Rev. Dr. Cogswell, with the hope that at some future time 
they might furnish the basis of a published volume of family history. But 
nothing further was done until sometime in March, 1 881, when Mrs. Abby 
P. Choate, of Salem, Mass., at the suggestion of her father, Hon. George 
Cogswell, M. D. [418], of Bradford, Mass., who was the youngest and only 
surviving brother of Rev. Dr. Cogswell, proposed that this genealogical work 
be carried forward to publication. Accordingly the materials gathered by Rev. 
Dr. Cogswell, which could have been easily embraced within twenty or thirty 
pages, were made the basis of further research, which resulted in the accumu- 
lation of a surprisingly large amount of genealogical facts. The magnitude 
of this work had been greatly underestimated, the impression being that the 
Cogswells in this country were few, and that nearly all the materials for the 
proposed publication were contained in the papers of Rev. Dr. Cogswell. 
With this impression the work was entered upon, in the midst of a busy pro- 
fessional life, as a matter affording recreation, and not demanding much time 
or labor. There was contemplated nothing more than a small pamphlet, which 
might be prepared and published at slight expense. Bui only after years of 
wide research and the expenditure of thousands of dollars has the undertak- 
ing culminated in the present volume of more than seven hundred pages. 

The Cogswells in America embraces names, dates, and facts gathered 
from various sources through the length and breadth of a continent. There 
has been exercised in the editorial work a conscientious fidelity to the docu- 
mentary statistics furnished ; so that any violence done to the orthography of 
proper names, any inaccuracy of dates, and any incompleteness of details must 
be carried to the account of those furnishing or failing to furnish die accurate 
and needed data. 


In making this contribution to the genealogical literature of America, the 
author is happy to acknowledge the generous co-operation of those connected 
with the Cogswell famih^ and the exceeding courtesy of the thousands with 
whom he has had correspondence. Town Clerks, Registrars of Probate, and 
others having the custody of public records have rendered a great and willing 
service, and sometimes without compensation. 

Among those who have generously aided this w'ork in different ways, men- 
tion can be made here of only a few, as follows : Hon. George Cogswell, M. D. ; 
Edward JR. Cogswell, M.D., of Cambridge, Mass.; Charles Cogswell, M. D., of 
London, England ; Col. Leander IV. Cogswell., of Henniker, N. H. ; Dr. Henry 

D. Cogswell, of San Francisco, Cal. ; William T. Cogswell., Esq., of Rockville, 
Conn. ; Rev. Augustus Caldwell., of Ipswich, Mass.; Edmund John Cogswell, 
LL B., of Kentville, N. S. ; Col. Joseph H Cogswell, of Titusville, Pa. ; George 

E. Morton., Esq.., of Halifax, N. S. ; Niram J. Cogswell., of Tuscarora, Pa. ; 
Edward Cogswell, Esq.., of Sackville, N. B. ; the late Col. Milton Cogswell., 
U. S. A., of Washington, D. C. ; Hon. Andrew M. Haines., of Galena, 111. ; 
Hon. Williatn J. Cogswell, of New York City ; the late David C. Whittlesey, 
Esq., of Washington, Conn. ; Alfred Chipman Cogswell, D.D. S., of Halifax, 
N. S. ; James Mason Cogswell, Esq., of Parma, Ohio; Mason Whittlesey Cogs- 
7i>ell, Esq., of Elyria, Ohio ; William Cogswell, M. D., of Bradford, Mass. ; John 
Eraficis Cogswell, Esq., of Andover, Mass. ; and Hon. John Wentworfh, LL. D., 
of Chicago, 111. These and many others who have co-operated in this under- 
taking have the grateful acknowledgments of the author. 

This volume is simple in its arrangement, and by a copious Index its con- 
tends are made easily available. 

The Preface is followed by an Introduction, in which is mention of the 
Cogswells in England, and some account of their passage on the ocean to 
this country in 1635. The body of the work gives a record of the Cogswells 
in America in ten generations, occupying six hundred and thirty-one pages, 
exclusive of twenty-nine steel engravings. There is added a Supplementa of 
additional data, and of Cogswells whose lineage is unknown. Then follows an 
Errata, and the volume concludes with a threefold Index. 

The Index refers to the numerical position of the names, and to the page 
of persons and things of incidental interest and mention. The abbreviations 
used are those common to such works. 

The edition is limited to five hundred copies, nearly all of which are sub- 
scried for prior to publication. 

The Author. 




It is not the object of this work to give any extended account of the 
Cogswells in England, but merely as introductory to their record in America 
to mention the birthplace and the more immediate ancestors of John Cogs- 
well, who with his family were the first immigrants of the name to this 
country. Tradition and probability identify the name Cogswell with the old 
English town of Coggeshall, which is located forty-four miles from London, in 
the County of Essex. Coggeshall was the ancient Canonium of the Romans, 
and held by them as a military trading post for several centuries, being surren- 
dered only on their departure from Britain. Roman bricks, tiles, broken urns, 
and coins, relics of Roman possession, have often been found in Coggeshall. 
In the time of the Saxons it was called Coed Garr's Hall. When Canute, 
the Dane, ruled Britain, Godwin, one of his favorites, who lived also under 
Edward the Confessor, came into possession of Coggashael, whose daughter 
Edward the Confessor married, and whose son was King Harold, the last of 
the Saxon kings. 

In 1046 Coggeshall was given to the Church of Christ for the support of 
the Benedictine monks of Canterbury. In 1139 the Abbey of Coggeshall was 
founded by King Stephen and Queen Matilda, the monks being of the Cister- 
cian Order. The first Abbot of Coggeshall was William. In the reign of 
Edward III., A. D. 1337, Johanus Coggeskale was M. P. from Gloucester, 
England For further history of Coggeshall, vid. The Annals of Cogges- 
hall, by Bryan Dale^ M. Z?., and The Chronicles of Ralph De Cogges- 
hall, /;/ Latin. 

It is the family tradition of the Cogswells now holding the ancient Cogswell 
possessions in Westbury, County of Wilts, England, that their ancestors came 
from the County of Essex, and were there known as Coggeshall, with the vari- 
ous spellings which appear, viz. : Cogshall, Coggeshall, Hoggeshale, CogeshoU, 
Cogeshole, Coggashael, Cogshol, Coxhall, Cockshall, and Coggshale. Beside 


the family tradition tlie experts in such matters say that Cogswell and Cogges- 
hall in England have the same origin. 

The ancient Family Arms, which appear on the cover of this volume, 
are recorded in England : Argent, a cross belween four escallops sable. Crest, 
a stag lodged sable attired or. Motto : 

"^cc s:pernc> xxcc ttntco." 

The Coggeshalls lost their head in the reign of Henry VI., and became 
a widely distributed race, the branches remaining in several counties ; and 
"between Henry VI., 1422, and Charles I., 1625, there was plenty of time for 
the name to change among bad spellers." 

But while Coggeshall and Cogswell have the same origin in England, 
they are two distinct names in America although sometimes confounded. 
The Coggeshalls of this country have mostly descended from John Cogges- 
hall, the First Governor of Rhode Island, while the Cogswells, with the 
exception of a few recent immigrants, have sprung from John Cogswell, 
who came from Westbury Leigh, County of Wilts, England, and settled, in 
1635, in Ipswich, Mass. 

Westbury, County of Wilts, England. 

The Doomsday Book, by William the Conqueror, 1086, gives the earliest 
mention of Westbury, which appears to have been held by Editha, Queen of 
King Edward the Confessor, in the year 1044. 

" ©bt J^htg bolbs Mcslbcric. 
ftjuccn (L-bitbii bclb it, nnb it jjarb gelb for 40 Ijibcs." 

The Arms of Westbury were registered in 
Heralds Office, London, in 1573, 16 Elizabeth. 
They are said to be the same that John of 
Gaunt, fourth son of Edward HI., bore, who 
was born 1339 and died 1399- Westbury, 
England, was granted its charter of incorpora- 
tion by Henry IV. It is a parish forming the 
Hundred of Westbury, County of Wilts, and com- 
prising the borough of Westbury, the chapelries 
of Bratton and Dilton, and the townships of 
Hawkeridge, Hay ward, and Leigh, and contain- 
ing about seven thousand inhabitants, upward of two thousand of whom are in 
the town of Westbury. This town is twenty four miles northwest from Salis- 
bury and ninety-eight miles west by south of London. The place is of great 
antiquity. It occupies the site of the old Roman military and trading station, 
Verlucio. All that remains to tell its Roman history are fragments of pottery, 

Seal and Arms. 


an old aqueduct, and coins, dug up occasionally, bearing the impress of Con- 
stantine, Marcus Aurelius, and other Roman emperors. The name is of Saxon 
origin, intended to designate the importance or the relative position of the 
town. Here, according to tradition, was the Palace that belonged to the West 
Saxon Kings. There are three principal streets, irregularly built, branching 
off toward Frome, Bradford, and East Savington. The inhabitants are sup- 
plied with water from springs and a small stream that falls into the Avon. 
The clothing trade formerly flourished here, one house alone employing a 
thousand persons. The principal manufactures were broadcloth and kersey- 
mere. There were in and near the town eight manufactures, and several 
others within the parish. 

Bryan Edwards, the historian, and Dr. Philip Withers, a writer of some 
eminence, were natives of Westbury. 

The Westbury Parish Church. 

The Westbury Parish Church dates to the time of William the Conqueror, 
who reigned from Dec. 25, 1066, to Sept. 9, 1087. A new church edifice was 
erected in 1315, during the reign of Edward II., which was still standing in 
1884, as here represented. This fine Gothic structure, nearly six hundred 

Wfstbury Parish Church. 

years old, was built in the form of a cross. The nave was seventy-nine feet 
long and twenty-six feet wide. The transept was seventy-seven feet long 
and sixteen feet wide. The chancel was forty-eight feet by twenty-four feet. 
The height of nave was forty feet. The height of chancel was twenty-six 
feet. The height of the tower was eightv-four feet from the ground. The 

walls were two feet nine inches thick. Those of the tower were four feet 
thick. Chained to the reading-desk was a copy of the English translation of 
Erasmus's Paraphrase of the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles, which was 
printed as early as 1550. The ancient communion service of the Westbury 
Church was pewter. This consisted of two large cups and one large salver. 
These were ornamented by a figure of Christ riding on an ass, and inscribed 
with this motto: ^'' What have we that zve have not received of the Lord V 
"Anno Domini 1616." The clock on this church was erected in the second 
year of James I., 1604, during the vicarage of Rev. William Thompson, John 
Cogswell's father-in-law, who was vicar from 1603 to his death in 1623. The 
tower of the church contains a fine peal of six bells. The chimes were the 
work of Louis and William Cockey, in 1688. These bells bear the following 
dates respectively: ^671, ^1738, ^1620, ^1619, ^1616, ^1714. The sixth weighed 
five thousand pounds and was the largest bell in the County of Wilts, The fifth 
and oldest had the Arms of England on one side and the Arms of Lord Ley's 
family on the other. It was inscribed with this motto : " (Bjinr «j)ra," /. ^., The 
Voice of God. Under the shadow of this ancient church "repose the mortal 
remains of more than thirty generations of the inhabitants of Westbury, while 
upwards of twenty generations have worshipped beneath its roof." There 
were many Cogswells connected with this ancient church, as appears on 
Church and Parish Register of Westbury. It will be seen also that the 
name of Cogswell often appears in the Register of St. Mary's Chapel, Dilton, 
and in the Register of the Chapel of Westbury Leigh. 

Dilton, Wilts Co., England, 1585. 


1596. John Ernly, Oct. 2. 

1604. Robert Cogeswell, son of Robert, April 21. 

1606, Agnes Cogeswell, dau. of Robert, Oct. 7. 

1608. Bridget Ernly, Sept. 4. 

1609. Robert Cogswell, Aug. 27. 
1609/10. Alice Cogswell, dau. of Robert, Feb. 
1613. Elliner Cogswell, dau. of Roger, Aug. 15. 





John Whatley & Margerie Cogswell, Aug. 20. 
Thomas Stevens & Alice Cogswell, Feb. 7. 
John Baley & Margaret Cogswell, April i. 
Wm. Cogswell & Susan Flower, Sept. 23. 
Thomas Marchant & Margaret Cogswell. 
Edward Hilles & Alice Cogswell, Sept. 17. 
Robert White & Elliner Cogswell, May 30. 



1595. Mr. Thomas Ernly, Sept. 13. 

1597. Margerie Cogswell, June 4. 

1603. Alice Cogswell, Aug. i. 

1 619. Joanna Cogswell, Vidua, May 10. 

r , ( Susanna, ) ■, 

vb-\z h,. \ ' )■ Jan. i. 

^ '^ (Wills Cogswell,)- 

1635. Wills Cogswell, Senex, June 8. 

1638. Margaret Cogswell, widow of Wm., June 27. 

1641. Eleanor Cogswell, dau. of Francis, May 22. 

1643. Roger Cogswell, Nov. 28. 

1 661. Frances Cogswell, widow, Aug. 29. 

1 661. Elizabeth Ernly, widow, April i. 

Westbury, Wilts Co., England. 


161 5. Wills Thompson, Filius Willi Thompson, Vicar^ de Westbury, 
baptizat fuit April 23. 

z6i6. Samuel, Filius Willmi Thompson, Vecarie de Westburie, bap- 
tizat Novemb. 30. 

1622. Johannes Cogswell, fiPs Johannes Cogswell, bapti^. fuit, Julia 25. 


1608. Richard Ernly & Elizabeth Cogswell, May 28. 

1 610. Johnes Wilkins & Margery Cogswell. 

161 5. Roger Tanner & Elizabeth Cogswell, Apr. 17. 

Wilts Co., England, 1578. 

1588. Robert Cogswell, son of Edward, May 28. 

C Andrew ) 
1590. 4 et >■ Cogswell, filei Edward, Nov. xxx. 

(Robert ) 

1 595. Anthonius Cogswell, fil. Edward, Aug. 30. 

1596. Elnora, fil. Stephen Cogswell, Aug. 29. 
1596/7. Arthur, fil. Edward Cogswell, Jan. xix. 

1598. Galfrides (Geoffrey), fil. Edward Cogswell, Dec. x. 

1604. Maria, filia M. Wm. Thompson, Vicar. 

1606. Stephen, son of Stephen Cogswell. 

1609. Margerie, fiha Stephen Cogswell, July 22. 

161 5. Willm, Thompson, son of W^^. Thompson, vicar, April 23. 

1619. Will, fil. John Cogswell, March. 

1 641. Joane, fil. Robert Cogswell & Margery, his wife. 



1608/9. Richard Ernley et Elizab. Cogswell, Mar. 28. 

1610. John Wilkins et Margery Cogswell, Sept. 13. 

161 5. Roger Tanner & Elizab. Cogswell, Apl. 17, 

161 5. John Cogswell & Elizabeth Thompson, Sept. 10. 


1 581, Robert Cogswell, June vii. 

1 581/2. Elizabeth, filia Edward Cogswell de Lygh, Jan. xx. 

1587. Robert Cogswell, Sept. 10. 

1590/1. Morrisius Cogswell de Dylton, Feb. xx. 

1592. John Cogswell, fil. Edwd. Cogswell, Apl. 11. 

1597. Anthonius Cogswell, son of Edward, June 28. 

1603. Alicia Cogswell, Vidua, Aug. i. 

1605. Richard Cogswell (plague raged at this date), Dec. 11. 

1608. Philhs, uxor Mr. William Thompson, vicar Sepult, July 19. 

1609. Stephen Cogswell de Lygh, Nov. 13. 

1610. Margery, fil. Stephen Cogswell, Aug, 14, 

It is unknown what connection, if any, the Cogswells of Westbury may 
have had with a certain Richard Cogwell who died June 12, 1534, to whose 
memory was erected in Faversham Church a large stone, in which was set a 
brass plate, still in a good state of preservation, on which were engraved the 
following quaint lines : 

" Mlboso biin bctljoft inbarbli) aiib oft, 
Dofn ^ar& it btre to flitt from btb uulo tijc pift, 
J^rom jjitt unto pagiu l^at nt'tr sijall ttasc, ttrlajint, 
fje boull) not tat one sin all t^e toorlb to biinn." 


Robert and Alicia Cogswell were the grandparents of John Cogswell, 
immigrant to America in 1635. They Uved in Westbury Leigh, County of 
Wilts, England. 

Robert Cogswell, as appears from his will, was a manufacturer of woollen 
cloths. Little is known of him. The Register of the Parish gives the date 
of his burial June 7, 1581. Mrs. Alicia Cogswell survived her husband. 
The date of her burial is given Aug. i, 1603. Their children were: Robert; 

Richard; Stephen; Joane, m. Freestojie; Margaret, m. Fnvik- 

lene ; Margery, m. yohi Whatley ; Edith, m. Thomas Stevens; Edward, m. 

Alice . Vid. Registers of St. Mary's Chapel, Parish of All Saints and 

Westbury, Wilts County, England. 



Dated, June i, 1581. 

Probate Court, London. 

Proved, July 14, 1581. 

" Li the name of God, Amen. I, Robert Cogswell beciueath my soul to God & my 
bodye to be buried in the Churche or in the Churchyarde of Westburye. To St. Mary's 
Church, Sarani, sixpence. To Westbury Church, twelvepence. To the Church in Dilton, 
twelvepence. Item : I give to the poore people of Leigh & Dilton a sack of wheate to 
be broken and given unto them. Unto my sonne Robarte Cogswell, the house of Han- 
cock, &c. To Rychard Cogswell, my sonne, 3^^ 6^. S(/. To Stephen Cogswell, my sonne, 
(i£. Item. I give unto Rychard & Stephen, my sonnes, all my sheares with the rest of my 
workinge tooles, that pertavneth to my occupation, after their mother doe give up the use of 
them, Stephen to have his portion at the age of 24. To Margaret Cogswell, my daughter, 
6£ \y. i,d. To Margery, my daughter, and to Edith, my daughter, 6£ \y. i,d. each. To 
Roger & George Cogswell, the sonnes of Robert Cogswell, one ewe each. To Margaret 
Cogswell, the daughter of Edward Cogswell, one ewe." Several gifts of live stock to persons 
by the name of Smith & Freestone. " To my son Edward Cogeswell, my best weather 
sheepe. To Roger, son of Robert Cogswell, certain vessels of brass after the death of Alice 
my wife." 

He appoints his wife Alice sole Executri.x. 


Geo. Oldlaiiibe, 
John What ley, 
Wm. Frariklyn, 
Nicholas Beaser, 



Edward Cogswell, son of Robert and Alice Cogswell, was born in 

Westbury Leigh, County of Wilts, England. He married Alice . They 

resided in Westbury Leigh. Mr. Cogswell died in 1616. Mrs. Alice Cogswell 
died in the same year. 


Margaret, m. 1599, Thomas Merc hante. 

Elizabeth, who died in early life. Her burial took place Jan. 20, 1 581-2. 

Elizabeth, m. March 28, 1608-9, Richard Erneley. She was buried April i, 1661. 

John, who died young. His burial took place April 11, 1592. 

Robert, bapt. May 28, 1588. He probably died in infancy. 

Andrew, bapt. Nov. 30, 1590. Twin brother of Robert. 

Robert, bapt. Nov. 30, 1590. Twin brother of Andrew. 

John, b. 1592; m. Sept. ro, 161 5, Elizabeth Thompson : cL Nov. 29, 1669. 

M.\RGERY, m. Sept. 3, i6\o,John Wilkins. 

Anthon, bapt. Aug. 30, 1595. He died young. Was buried June 28, 1597. 

Anthony, bapt. Jan. 19, 1596-7 ;. m. Margaret . 

Geoffrey, bapt. Dec. 10, 1598. 
Elenor, m. Stephe7i Smythe. 

Edward Cogswell, son of Robert and Alice Cogswell, was a clothier, 
pursuing the business of his father and ancestors for generations. His estates 
were designated Ludborne, Horningsham, and Ripond Mylls. Ripond Mylls 
were located in Frome Selwood, a few miles from Westbury. Frome Sehvood 


was so named because near the famous Selwood Forest. Mr. Cogswell died 
early in 1616, and was buried in the churchyard of Westbury. Mrs. Cogswell 
survived him but a few weeks. 

Dated, June 23, 161 5. Proved, Jan. 12, 161 5/6. 

"In the name of God, Amen. The 23d of June, 1615, I, Edward Cogswell, clothier, 
of Westburie Leighe in the countie of Wilts ... do bequeath, My soul to God and my bodie 
to be buried in the Church or Churchyard of Wesburie. To Margaret Marchante, the wife 
of Thomas Marchante, ;^20. To Elizabeth Ernly, the wife of Richard Ernie, /"30. To 
Margery Wilkins, the wife of John Wilkins, ^10. To Elizabeth Marchante, the dau. of 
Thomas Marchante 20 marks at her marriage. To the other children of my three who shall 
be born and living at the time of my decease, /^4 each. To Elinor Smythe, the wife of 
Stephen Smythe, 40 shillings. To Joane Freestone, widow, to Margaret F"rancklene, widow, 
to Margery Whatley, the wife of John Whatley, to Edith Stevens, the wife of Thomas 
Stevens, to every of these four my sisters, ^2. To Henry Freestone, 10 shillings. To 
Edward Franklene, 10 shillings. To Robert Cogswell, the son of Stephen Cogswell, ten 
shillings. To Margery Stevens, the dau. of Thomas Stevens, ten shillings. To Edward 
Cogswell, the son of Robert Cogswell, deceased, ten shillings. To George Cogswell, his 
iMOther, twenty shillings. To every of my godchildren besides these aforesaid, 12 pence. 
To John Cogswell, my son, ;^240, bed, bedding, and other household stuff, &c. To my son 
Anthony, the whole estate, right and interest and term of years which I have in and to 
Ludborne, with the appurtenances, together with the Lease of the same for the term of his 
life to be delivered to him at the age of 23. After his death my son John Cogswell to have 
and enjoy the said Ludborne, &c., for his life only: remainder to Jeffrey, my son. To 
Anthony, the sum of ;^8o, and four of my best kyne at 23. To my son Jeffrey Cogswell, all 
my estate, right and term of years wcb I have in little Horningsham, &c., with the Lease of 
the same for his life only. After his death the said little Horningsham to the party next 
mentioned in the said Lease to him and his assigns. To my son Jeffrey, ;^8o and four oxen, 
now in the hands of Robert Northen of little Horningsham, all to be delivered to him at the 
age of 23. To my son, John Cogswell, all the right and term of years which I have to the 
Mylls called Ripond, place situate within the parish of Froome, Selwood for his life. After 
his death, to the party next mentioned in the Lease thereof to enjoy the remainder of the 
term. I owe John Boutchcr, my servant, ;^6o los. to be paid at any time on his demand. 
To Alice, my wife, my dwelling house, &c., so long as she keepeth herself widow and in my 
name. After her death, to my son John and his heirs forever. To Alice my wife, yearly 
out of Ludborne, ;i^8, after the delivering up of the same; and from Horningsham ;^i2 
yearly, after the delivery of the Lease thereof to Jeffrey ; so long as she keepeth herself 
widow and no longer. The residue of goods and chattels unbequeathed, to Alice my wife, 
my sole Executrix. 

My well beloved Jeffrey Whitaker and Anthonye Selfe, overseers." 


liofiert Foster, Clerk, J ^rrNESSES. 

Richard Painter^ ) 


Dated, June 25, 1615. Proved, M.ay ii, i6i6. 

" In the name of God, Amen. The 25th June, 161 5, I, Alice Cogeswell, of Westburie 
Leighe, in the countie of Wilts, widowe, bequeath my soul to God & my bodie to be buried 
in the churchyarde of Westburie. To my daughter Margaret, wife unto Thomas Marchaunt, 


;i^40. 2 pair of sheets, two pair of Pillstaxes, one of my best gownes & Petticoat. To Margery, 
Alice, Margaret, Thomas, & Philadelphia, their children, £^ each. Unto Thomas, children, 
Elizabeth Marchaunt, ;^20. To Elizabeth Erneley, £4^0, and smidry articles of linen. To 
Bridget, Catharine, Marie, and Anne Erneley, £^ each. To Margery Wilkinge, her daughter, 
£^0, & certain articles of linen. To Anthony & Anne, children of John Wilkinge, ^4 each. 
To Anthony Cogeswell, ;!^ioo, at the age of 23, and to have his livinge of Ludborne, when 
he is 21 years aged. To Jeffrey Cogswell at 23, ;!^ioo. To each godchild twelve pence. I 
give unto the poore, 10/. I give unto Westburie Church, 10/. The residue of my estate 
to John Cogswell, my sonne, whom I appoint my Executor." 


Jeffrey Whittaker, of Westburie, ) qverseers. 

Anthony Selfe, of Dilton, ) 

Probate pending suit, granted to John Cogswell, 11 May, 1616, and subsequent sentence 
admitted Walter Cogswell, a son not named in the Will. 


John Cogswell, son of Edward and Alice Cogswell, was born, 1592, in 
Westbury, Leigh, County of Wilts. He married, Sept. 10, 1615, Elizabeth 
Thompson, daughter of the Rev. William and Phillis Thompson. Vid. John 
Cogswell [1]. 

The Rev. William Thompson. 

Rev. William Tho7npson^ Mrs. Cogswell's father, was the Vicar of West- 
bury Parish, Wiltshire, for twenty years, from 1603 to his death in 1623. His 
wife, Mrs. Phillis Thompson, died in 1608. The Westbury Register records 
her burial thus: '^Phillis, uxor of Mr. lVilliat?i Thompson ., Vicar., Sepiilt. 19 
July, 1608." Of this marriage were Elizabeth, who married John Cogswell, 
Maria, who was baptized in 1604, and other children, as mention is made in 
his will of five daughters. After the death of Mrs. Cogswell's mother, her 

father married ^Elizabeth , who survived him. Of the second marriage 

were two sons: William, who was baptized April 23, 1615, and Samuel, whose 
baptism is thus recorded in the Westbury Register: " 1616, Samuell, Jilius 
Willmi. Thompsonn., Vicar ie de Westburie., baptizat Novemb. 30." 

Samuel lliojnpson^ Mrs. Cogswell's youngest brother, became the Rev. 
Samuel Thompson, D. D., of London. His son, William Thompson, lived 
with his uncle, John Cogswell, for many years in Ipswich, Mass. Vid. p. 12. 

In the Public Record Ofifice, London, appears the following conveyance : 

II Charles First, Trinity Term., 1635. 

Anthony Selfe and Henry Allyn, Plaintiff, and John Cogswell and 
Elizabeth., his wife. Defendants, whereby Anthony and Henry give to John 
and Elizabeth £\o sterling for one messuage, two Cottages, one barn, two 
gardens, two orchards, 4^ acres of land, one of meadow and four of Pasture, 
with the appurtenances in Westbury and Westbury Leigh, Co. Wilts. 

This was undoubtedly the sale of John Cogswell's homestead just on the 
eve of his departure for New England. 



May 23 TO August 15, 1635. 

The Angel Gabriel was the ship on board of which John Cogswell and 
FAMILY crossed the Atlantic. This vessel, it appears from the Letters of John 
Aubreys the celebrated antiquary of Wiltshire, was built by Sir Charles Snell 
for Sir Walter Raleigh, " for the designe for Guiana, which cost him the 
manor of Yatton Regnell, the farm of Easton Piers, Thornhill, and the 
Church-lease of Bp. Cannings, which ship upon Sir Walter Raleigh's attainder 
was forfeited." Vid. Aubrey's Letters, Vol. 2, p. 514, Mss. Bodleian 
Library, Oxford, Eng. 

Sir Walter Raleigh, who was executed Oct. 29, 1618, doubtless made 
his second and last voyage, A. D. 1617-18, to Guiana, S. A., in the same ship 
in which the Cogswells came to America in 1635, ^""^^ which became a wreck 
off l^emaquid, as Mather says : " was burst in pieces and cast away J''' 

John Cogswell, with his wife Elizabeth and eight children, embarked 
May 23, 1635, 3.t Bristol, England, on the Angel Gabriel, for New England. 
Mr. Cogswell had with him his three sons, William, John, and Edward, and 
five of his six daughters. One daughter was left in England, who afterward 
married and resided in London. Mr. Cogswell took with him several farm 
and household servants, an amount of valuable furniture, farming implements, 
housekeeping utensils, and a considerable sum of money. They were 
detained many days after going on board the Angel Gabriel for lack of 
wind, so that not until June 4 did they actually set sail from Bristol. On the 
same day another vessel, The James, sailed, having on board emigrants for 
America, among whom was Rev. Richard Mather, fleeing religious intoler- 
ance in England to find the home of religious freedom in the New World. He 
became the minister of Dorchester in the Colony of Massachusetts. Rev. 
Richard Mather was the father of Rev. Increase Mather, D. D., President of 


Harvard College, and the grandfather of Rev. Dr. Cotton Mather, niinistef 
of Boston, and the distinguished author of the Magnalia Christi Americana. 
Richard Mather's tombstone was thus inscribed : 

Mljo I^ab a son greater t^an l^is falljer, 
ginb eke a granbson greater tl^an either." 

The Angel Gabriel was commanded by Capt. Andrews^ who had on board 
with him two nephews, John and Thomas Burnham, sons of Robert and Mary 
(Andrews) Burnham, and ancestors of the Burnhams in America. There were 
on board also Samuel Haines, ancestor of Hon. Andrew Mack Haines, of 
Galena, III., William Furber, and others seeking homes in New England. 
Both ships touched at Milford Haven, Pembroke Co., South Wales, and June 
2 2, they put to sea again and proceeded on their way, and many on board 
saw the English coast fade from view, never to be seen by them again with 
mortal eyes. The vessels kept company for about two weeks, when they 
became separated, but arrived about the same time on the coast of New 
England. The James lay at anchor off the Isles of Shoals, and the Angel 
Gabriel off Pemaquid, Me., where the great storm and gale of Aug. 15 of that 
year struck them. The James was torn from her anchors, and obliged to put 
to sea, but after two days of terrible battling with storm and wave, she reached 
Boston Harbor with " her sails rent in sunder, and split in pieces, as if they 
had been rotten ragges." The passengers of the James landed in Boston, 
Aug. 17, having been twelve weeks and two days on the passage. The Angel 
Gabriel fared still worse. "The storm was frightful at Pemaquid, the wind 
blowing from the northeast, the tide rising to a very unusual height, in some 
places more than twenty feet right up and down ; this was succeeded by 
another and unaccountable tidal wave still higher." The Angel Gabriel 
became a total wreck, passengers, cattle, and goods were all cast upon the 
angry waves. Among those who reached the shore with their lives were Mr. 
Cogswell and his family. Three or four passengers and one seaman perished, 
and there was the loss of cattle and much property. Thus ended the passage 
of The Cogswells on the Ocean, and thus became a fact : The Cogswells 
IN America. 

Journal of Rev. Richard Mather. 

Rev. Richard Mather, already mentioned as a passenger on the James, 
kept a journal in which are found frequent references to the ship Angel 
Gabriel, and to the events of the voyage, so interesting and quaint that the 
author cannot forbear to quote somewhat at length from this old and curious 
record. Rev. Richard Mather in his reflections, says : 


^'- '' And let everythi7ig that hath breath praise the name of the 'Lo^n fof ever 
and ever J Who gave unto us his poore servants such a safe and comfortable 
voyage to New England " 

" The particular passages whereof were as followeth : The ship James 
was commanded by Captayne Taylor. They fell in with the ship Angel 
Gabriel, also bound for New England, before leaving Bristol Harbor, Eng- 
land." May 27, 1635, while at anchor, Capt. Taylor, of the James, accompa- 
nied by Mr. Maud, Nathaniel Wales, Barnabas Fower, Thomas Armitage, and 
Richard Mather, went on board the Angel Gabriel. Mr. Mather says : " When 
we came there wee found divers passengers, and among them some loving & 
godly Christians that were glad to see us there." 

The next day, May 28, 1635, being still detained, "the master of the 
Angel Gabriel & some of their passengers came aboard our ship, and desired 
to have our company, etc. J^ime 4. Thursday morning, the wind serving us, 
wee set sayle and began our sea voyage with glad hearts, y' God had loosed 
us from our long stay wherein we had been holden, and with hope & trust 
that Hee would graciously guide us to the end of our journey. We were y' set 
sayle together y' morning five shippes, three bound for Newfoundland, viz. : 
the Diligence, a ship of 150 tunne, the Mary, a small ship of 80 tunne, and 
the Bess (or Elizabeth), and two bound for New England, viz. : The Angel 
Gabriel, of 240 tunne, the James, of 220 tunne." 

" And even at our setting out we y* were in the James had experience of 
God's gracious providence over us, in y* the Angel Gabriel haling home one 
of her ancres, had like, being carried by the force of the tide, to have fallen 
foule upon y^ forep't of our ship, w'ch made all the mariners as well as pas- 
sengers greatly afraid, yet by the guidance of God and his care over us, she 
passed by without touching so much as a cable or a cord, and so we escaped 
y' danger." 

They were detained at Lundy by adverse sea and winds from June 5 to 
June 9. On the 9th of June the five ships made for Milford Haven, Pembroke 
Co , Wales, where they anchored, with rough sea and seasick passengers. 
June 14. Sabbath. Still lying at Milford Haven. "Mr. Maud, Mathew 
Michel of the James, and many of the passengers of the Angel Gabriel 
went to church on shoare called Nangle, where they heard two comfortable 
sermons, made by an ancient, grave minister, living at Pembroke, whose name 
is Mr. Jessop. His text was Ps. xci 11 : ^ For He shall give His angels charge 
over thee to keep thee in all thy ways.'' .And his coming was purposed for the 
comfort and encouragement of us y' went to New England." " I was exercised 
on shipboard both endes of the day, remayning there for helpe of y" weaker 
& infirm sort that could not go on shoare." 

On the afternoon of Thursday, June 18, "there came to the Angel Gabriel 
and to our ship, Mr. Jessop, to see the Christians bound for New England. 
He was a grave and godly old man, one y' had lost a good living because of 
his nonconformity, and wished us all well, and we were much refreshed with 
his godly company & conference." 


Still at Milford Haven Mr. Mather speaks of being " exercised both ends 
of the day," "besides," he says, "the day was more comfortable to us all in 
regard to y*^ company of many godly Christians from y*^ Angel Gabriel, and 
from other vessels lying in the haven with us, who, wanting means and home, 
were glad to come to us, and we were also glad of their company, and had all 
of us a very comfortable day, and were much refreshed in the Lord." 

By lack of wind having been delayed at Milford Haven for 12 days, 
they sailed on June 22, Monday. On the evening of the Tuesday, June 23, 
they "lost sight of the 3 ships bound for Newfoundland, but the master of 
the James thought it best to stay for the Angel Gabriel, being bound for 
New England as wee were, rather than to leave her & go with the other 

The Angel Gabriel is a strong ship & well furnished with fourteene or 
sixteene pieces of ordnance, and therefore our seamen rather desired her 
company ; but yet she is slow in sailing, and therefore wee went sometimes 
with three sayles less than wee might have done, y' so we might not overgoe 

On Wednesday, June 24, "We saw abundance of porpuyses leaping & 
playing about our ship." "And wee spent some time that day in pursuing with 
the Angel Gabriel what wee supposed was a Turkish pirate, but could not 
overtake her." 

Mr. Mather speaks of the Sabbath, June 28, 1635, and says, "I was 
exercised in the forenoon, and Mr. Maude in the afternoon." 

"This eve'g wee saw porpuyses about y'" ship, and some would fayne 
been striking, but others dissuaded, because of the Sabbath, and so it was 
let alone." 

The next day by seven o'clock the sailors had a great porpoise on deck. 
Mr. Mather says: "The seeing him haled into the ship like a swyne from 
y^ stye to the tressle, and opened upon y'' decke in viewe of all our company, 
was wonderful to us all, and marvellous merry sport and delightful to our 
women & children. So good was our God unto us in affording us the day 
before, spiritual refreshing to our soules, and y"" day morning also delightful 
recreation to our bodyes, at y'' taking and opening of y'' huge and strange fish." 

In the afternoon, June 29, " Captayne Taylor went on board y® Angel, and 
took Mathew Michel & mee along with him." 

They found that there had been much seasickness on the Angel Gabriel, 
and two cases of "small pockes well recovered again." 

, "Wee were intreated to stay supp, there with their Master, &c., and had 
good cheese, mutton boyled & rosted, rested turkey, good sacke, &:c." 

Saturday, July 4, 1635. "This day y* sea was very rough, and we saw 
y'' truth of y' Scripture, Ps. cvii. Some were very seasicke, but none could 
stand or go upon y* decke because of the tossing & tumbling of the ship." 
"This day (July 4) we lost sight of the Angel sayling slowly behind us, and 
we never saw her again any more." 

Mr. Mather speaks of Sabbath, Aug. 2. "And y® wind blew with a coole 


& comfortable gale at south all day, which carried us away with great speed 
towards o"" journeyes end, so good was o"' loving God unto us as always so also 
this day. Mr. Maud was exercised in y" forenoone & I in the afternoone " 

Aug- 3. "But lest wee should grow secure and neglect y'' Lord through 
abundance of prosperity, o'" wise & loving God was pleased on Monday 
morning about three of y® clock, when wee were upon the coast of land, to 
exercise us with a sore storme & tempest of wind & rain, so y* many of us 
passengers with wind & rain were raised out of our beds, and our seamen 
were forced to let down all y® sayles, and y* ship was so tossed with fearfuU 
mountayns and valleyes of water, as if wee should have beene overwhelmed 
& swallowed up. 

But y*" lasted not long, for at o' poore prayers, y** Lord was pleased to 
magnify his mercy in assuaging y* winds & seas againe about sun rising." He 
then speaks of "taking abundance of cod & hollibut, wherewith o'' bodyes 
were abundantly refreshed after they had beene tossed with y* storme." . 

"Aug. 14. While ancored at the He of Shoales, when wee had slept 
sweetly y" night till breake of day," Mr. Mather adds : "But yet y'' Lord had 
not done with us, nor yet had let us see all his power & goodnesse which he 
would have us take knowledge of, and therefore on Saturday morning (Aug. 
15), at about breake of day, y" Lord sent forth a most terrible storme of raine 
& easterly wind, whereby wee were in as much danger as I thinke ever people 
were. For we lost in y*^ morning, three great ancres & cables, of wich cables, 
one having cost ^^50, never had been in any water before, two were broken by 
y*^ violence of y*^ waves, and y" third was cut by y*^ seamen in extremity & dis- 
tress to save y^ ship & o'' lives. 

And y* Angel Gabriel being y" at ancer at Pemmaquid, was burst in 
pieces & cast away in y^ storme & most of the cattell & other goodes, witli 
one seaman & 3 or 4 passengers did also perish therein, besides two of y*" pas- 
sengers y' died by y** way, y*" rest having y'' lives given y'" for a prey. But 
y*' James & wee y' were therein, with our cattell & goods, were all preserved 
alive, viz. : 100 passengers, 23 seamen, 23 cowes & heyfers, 3 sucking calves 
& mares." 

'^ The Lord's name be blessed forever ^ 

A touching incident is narrated of one of the passengers of the Angel Gabriel, 
more amusing to the reader than it could have been to the parties concerned. The 
name of this passenger was Bailey. He was a young man and lately married. He 
embarked, leaving his young bride in England, wishing to acquaint himself somewhat 
with the new country, and make arrangements for a home in America, and then 
return for his wife. But alas ! the frightful disaster from which he had narrowly 
escaped so wrought upon his mind that he was too timid ever again to risk himself 
upon the ocean, and tlie doleful account which he wrote home so indmidated his 
young bride that she could never be persuaded to undertake the voyage. And so it 
came to pass, that between this loving couple the broad Atlantic continued to roll, and 
this married twain, poor souls, remained separated from each other all the rest of their 
mortal lives. 


Rev. Dr. Increase Mather states as a historical fact that : "The Angel 
Gabriel was the only vessel which miscarried with passengers from old Eng- 
land to New, so signally did the Lord in his providence watch over the plan- 
tation of New England." 

John Cogswell and family having crossed the ocean and disembarked at 
Pemaquid, in the unceremonious fashion narrated, were at last in America, 
They were the first of the name to reach these shores. The elapse of two 
hundred and fifty years has given to them a numerous posterity, some of whom 
in each generation have lived in eventful periods, have risen to eminence, and 
fulfilled distinguished service in the history of the country. 




" Et Patricus et Posteritate," 

"Wf)^H& bt of tl^m i^nt ^afac left a name bcbiub tbtnt, 
®bat tbtir praises migljt be rE^rlcb ; 
§^ni) some tbcrt be faibicl^ babe no memorial, 
ffjlbo art jjerisbeb as tijougl] tlug l^ab lubcr been, 
,^nb are become as tbougl^ i^tg bab ncber been born, 
^nb tbeir tbilbrcn after tbem." 

" T/wse who do not treasure up the memory of their ancestors do 
not deserve to he remembered /y/ /iw/cr/V;'." — EDMUND BuRKE. 





JoHN^ Cogswell, son of Edward and Alice Cogswell, was born 
1592, in Westbury Leigh, County of Wilts, England. He married, 
Sept. 10, 1 61 5, Elisabeth Thompson, daughter of Rev. William and 
Phillis Thompson. Mr. and Mrs. Cogswell resided in Westbury until 
1635 ; they then emigrated to America, and settled in Ipswich, Mass. 
He died Nov. 29, 1669. She died June 2, 1676. 


A DAUGHTER, who married and resided in London, England. 

Mary, [2] m. 1649, Godfrey Armitage. 

William, \;i\tiapt. March, 1619; m. 1650, Siisanna Haivkes ; d. Dec. 15, 1700. 

John, [4] bapt. July 25, 1622; m. ; d. Sept. 27, 1653. 

Hannah, [5] m. 1652, Dea. Cornelius Waldo. ^ 

Abigail, [6] m. TJiomas Clark. 

Edward, [7] b. 1629, of whom httle is known. 

Sarah, [8] m. 1663, Simon Tuttle ; d. 1692. 

Elizabeth, [9] m. July 31, 1657, Nathaniel Mastersoii. 


John Cogswell, the ancestor of the Cogswells in America, as already nar- 
rated, was the son of Edward and Alice Cogswell, of Westbury Leigh, in the 
County of Wilts, England. At the age of twenty-three years he married the 
daughter of the parish vicar, succeeded to his father's business, and settled 
down in the old homestead. His parents died soon after his marriage, and he 
received by inheritance "The Mylls called Ripond, situate within the Parish of 
Frome Selwood," together with the home place and certain personal property. 

Like his father, he was a manufacturer of woollen fabrics, largely broadcloths 
and kerse3'meres. The superior quality of these manufactures gave to his 
" mylls " a favorable reputation, which appears to have been retained to the 
present day. There are factories occupying much the same locations and still 
owned by Cogswells, which continue to put upon the market woollen cloths that 
in Vienna and elsewhere have commanded the first premiums in the world 
exhibitions of our times. 

John Cogswell doubtless found in London a market for his manufactures. 
He may have had a commission house in that city, which would account for 
his being called, as he sometimes has been, a London merchant. 

Mrs. Cogswell's father was the Rev. William Thompson, vicar of Westbury 
from 1603 to his death, in 1623. Her younger brother was the Rev. Samuel 
Thompson, D. D, of London. About twenty years after their marriage, with 
a family of nine children about them, and having the accumulations of a pros- 
perous business, Mr. and Mrs. Cogswell determined to emigrate to America. 
The particular reasons which led them to leave England may have been much 
the same that influenced others in their times. It appears that early in 1635 
Mr. Cogswell made sale of his "mylls" and other real estate, and soon after, 
with his wife, eight children, and all their personal effects, embarked at Bristol, 
May 23, 1635, for New England. Their passage was long and disastrous. 
Vid. "The Cogswells on the Ocean." Their arrival in America was after a 
most unexpected fashion. Having reached the shores of New England, they 
were landed very unceremoniously at a place called Pemaquid, in Elaine, being 
washed ashore from the broken decks of their ship "Angel Gabriel," which 
went to pieces in the frightful gale of Aug. 15, 1635, when such a "sudden, 
dismal storm of wind and rain came as had never been known before by white 
man or Indian." Traces of this storm remained for years. It was on that 
terrible 15th of August, 1635, that Parson ^z^^/j perished, with these words 
upon his lips: "Lord, I cannot challenge a preservation of life; but accord- 
ing to thy covenant, I challenge heaven." "Which words," says Hubbard, "as 
soon as he had ever expressed, the next wave gave him a present dismission 
into his eternal rest." 

The easy verse of Whittier has made the story of that August storm 
familiar : 

"There was wailing in the shallop; woman's wail and man's despair; 
A crash of breaking timbers on the rocks so sharji and l)are ; 
And through it all the murmur of Father Avery's jM-ayer. 
The car of God was oi)en to his servant's last request. 
As the strong wave swej)! him downward the sweet hymn upward pressed, 
And the soul of Father Avery went singing to its rest." 

Mr. Cogswell and his family escaped with their lives, but well drenched by 
the sea and despoiled of valuables to the amount of five thousand pounds 
sterling. They were more fortunate than some who sailed with them, whom 
the angry waves gathered to a watery grave. On leaving England Mr. Cogs ' 
well had taken along with him a large tent, which now came into good service. 

This they pitched, and into it they gathered themselves and such stores as they 
could rescue from the waves. The darkness of that first night of the Cogs- 
wells in America found them housed beneath a tent on the beach. The next 
day they picked up what more of their goods they could, which had come ashore 
during the night or lay floating about upon the water. As soon as possible Mr. 
Cogswell, leaving his family, took passage for Boston. He there made a con- 
tract with a certain Capt. Gallup, who commanded a small barque, to sail for 
Pemaquid and transport his family to Ipswich, Mass. This was a newly settled 
town to the eastward from Boston, and was called by the Indians " Aggawam." 
Two years earlier, March, 1633, Mr John VVinthrop, son of Gov. John 
Winthrop, with ten others, had commenced a settlement in Aggawam. An 
act of incorporation was secured Aug. 4, 1634, under the name of Ipswich. 
The name Ipswich is Saxon, in honor of the Saxon queen Eba, called " Eba's 
wych," /. d'., Eba's house; hence Yppyswich or Ipswich. Some derive it from 
Gippewich, meaning "little city." In the early records are found the follow- 
ing enactments of the General Court : 

'■'■April isf, 1633. It is ordered that x\°^ ps°" wtsover shall goe to plant or 
inhabitt att Aggawam, withoutt leave from the Court, except those already 
gone, vz : Mr. John Winthrop, Jun'r, Mr. Gierke, Robte Coles, Thomas How- 
lett, John Biggs. John Gage, Thomas Hardy, Willm Perkins, M. Thornedicke, 
Will"' Srieant." 

" yu?ie 11, 1633. There is leave graunted to Tho: Sellen to plant att Agga- 
wam. _^ August, 16^4. It is ordered that Aggawam shal be called Ipswitch." 

"At Ipsidge a plantation made upe this yeare. Mr. Ward P , Mr. 

Parker T •. 'James Cudworth, 1634." 

It was probably near the last of August, 1635, when Capt. Gallup sailed 
up the Agawam River, having on board Mr. and Mrs. Cogswell, their three 
sons and five daughters, and whatever of household goods his barque would 
carry, the rest of their effects being taken by another ship. The settlers of 
Ipswich at once manifested an appreciation of these new-comers. They made 
John Cogswell liberal grants of land, as appears from the following municipal 
records : 

'■'■16^6. Granted to Mr. John Coggswell Three Hundred acres of land at 
the further Chebokoe, having the River on the South east, the land of Willm 
White on the North west and A Creeke romminge out of the River towards 
William White's farme on the North east. Bounded also on the West with a 
Creek and a little (creeke)." 

"Also there was granted to him a parsell of ground containinge eight acres, 
upon part whereof y*^ s'^' John Coggswell hath built an house, it being the 
corner lot in Bridge street and hath Goodman Bradstreet's house-Lott on the 
South East." 

This was doubtless Humphrey Bradstreet, son of Gov. Simon and Ann 
(Dudley) Bradstreet. Ann Dudley was daughter of Gov. Thomas Dudley. 

" There was granted to him five acres of ground," which is thus described : 
"Mr. John Spencer's buttinge upon the River on the south, iiaving a lott of 

Edmond Gardiner's on the South East, and a lott of Edmond Sayward's on 
the south west; with six acres of ground, the s^' John Cogswell hath sold to 
John Perkins, the younger, his heirs and assigns." 

The grant of " three hundred acres of land at the further Chebokoe '" was 
some five miles to the eastward, in a part of Ipswich that was constituted, May 5, 
1679. Chebacco Parish; and Feb. 5, 1819, incorporated the town of Essex- 
A settlement had been commenced in the Indian Chebokoe, in 1635, ^Y ^'^' 
Ham White and Goodman Bradstreet. This grant to John Cogswell embraced 
a swell of land, the western boundary of which is the main road which runs 
from Ipswich to Gloucester. On the south flows the Chebacco River ; on the 
north is a brook, which marks the boundary of a farm lately owned by Col. 
John P. Choate ; and to the eastward is an arm of the sea. The grant of " a 
parsell of ground containinge eight acres, upon part whereof y« s^ John Coggs- 
well hath built an house," embraced land located near the present site of the 
court-house. This house, which Mr. Cogswell built soon after his arrival, stood 
on the site occupied by the residence of the late Hon. Charles Kimball, where 
Edward L. Kimball, Esq., now, 1884, resides. 

Mr. Cogswell, some time in 1636, put up a log-house and removed to 
"further Chebokoe," where he spent the rest of his days. His descendants 
for eight generations, through a period of two hundred and fifty years, have 
continued to cultivate these ancestral acres. A few rods from where stood the 
log-house of the first settler now stands an ancient dwelling-house, which is 
the third in succession built on or near the same spot to domicile Cogswells in 
America. This house was erected by William^ Cogswell [39] in 1732, and is 
still occupied by Cogswells, the lineal descendants of John Cogswell, of West- 
bury, England. For more than one hundred and fifty years " The Cogswell 
House " has withstood time and change. Within its walls have dwelt six gen- 
erations of the name. In it are carefully treasured many relics and articles of 
household use, which were brought over in 1635, and survived the wreck of 


the "Angel Gabriel." These have been handed down from father to son as 
having belonged to their great ancestor, and are enshrined in various and 
quaint traditions. This ancient dwelling-house, which is well preserved, is 
represented by an engraving on the following page. 

This engraving is the work of Miss Charlotte Broome Cogswell, of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., who for some years has been a teacher in drawing and 
engraving in that city and in New York. She is a lineal descendant of John 
Cogswell in the eighth generation. Miss Cogswell visited Essex, Mass., in 
1882, made a sketch of the Cogswell homestead, and on her return completed 
the engraving with her own hands. 

It appears that John Cogswell was the third original settler in that part of 
Ipswich which is now Essex, Mass. His comparative wealth, intelligence, and 
piety gave him an acknowledged prominence in the town and church. On the 
records of Ipswich his name often appears. It is uniformly distinguished by 
the appellation of Mr., which in those days was an honorary title given to but 
few, who were gentlemen of some distinction. There were only about thirty of 

the three hundred and thirty-five original settlers of Ipswich who received this 

Very soon after his arrival, March 3, 1636, by an act of the Court, John 
Cogswell was admitted freeman, to which privileges none were admitted prior 
to 1664 except respectable members of some Christian church. To freemen 
alone were the civil rights to vote for rulers and to hold public office. 

For several years Mr. Cogswell and family lived in the log-house with its 
thatched roof, while many of their goods remained stored in boxes, awaiting 
some better accommodations. It is said there were pieces of carved furni- 
ture, embroidered curtains, damask table linen, much silver plate ; and that 
there was a Turkey carpet is well attested. As soon as practicable Mr. Cogs- 
well put up a framed house. This stood a little back from the highway, and 

The Cogswell House, Essex, Mass. 

was approached by walks through ounds of shrubbery and flowers. There is 
an- English shrub still, 1884, enjoying a thrifty life, which stands not far from 
the site of the old Cogswell manor. This shrub, tradition says, John Cogswell 
brought with him from England in 1635. Among other relics of their ances- 
tor still treasured by his descendants are articles of personal attire and orna- 
ment. A quaint mirror and many other curious things are in the possession of 
Messrs. Albert and Jonathan Cogswell, brothers, who occupy the ancient Cogs- 
well house in Essex. Mrs. Mary (Cogswell) Choate had the old clock which 

r T 1 o..^ T7157ahpth Co'^swell two centuries and a half 
struck off the tune for John and ^li^^beth Co s ossession, 


.. Khh ^m. appertnindb to t^e gume of Cog^bcU, being 

{ir.t gvuutc-o la LORD RUmPf^RGY (fOG^UIGLL of (englanb u. tin 

gear l^'iZ, from bboin it btscenbs lo tlje auc«nt 

pamiLY OF (fOG^lDGLL^." 

Fc- so,„e years after the completion oi their ne. ^^^^^^^ ^^^ 
Mrs. CogswelUived to enjoy tlreir pleasant Irome, -^'J^^^^^^ ^^i t them 
wen settled, of tlrenr on farms -^^^ ^^ r 1^ " Nov. .6^. John 
by their now aged parents. There is louna j ^j of 

^. n „„,! Vlirahpth his wife, save to Wilham Cogswell, tneii so , 

Cogswell and El zabeth, his «"' » ;,,, ,^,„e date was given 

land on the south east side of Chebacco Knei. p.,„elii,5 Waldo. By 

a dwelling-honse at Chebacco Falls to liis s n-inda'. Cor li ^^ - 

these and other similar gifts Mr. Cogswe 1 distributed niu F 

among his children, while living. The time -'™ "»'' ;f ^i^ bless- 

chang'e. adventure, and hardship, yet ° /-'=;• yf^^'t'.^ty-seven years, 
ing, and Mr. Cogswell died Nov-9^.6 9 ^^^^f^^^^l ^^ „,,,„ ;„ 
The funeral service was conducted by the Kev 1 1 ^^ 

Ipswich, and since known as -The 1-'°™" "^ ^^^ ^^^ oi burial. They 
procession traversed a distance of five miles '° *e PUc: , ^^.^^^ 

Xct rt: =: ' t^r rred ■: tirZlrtlt graveyard of the 
rir Ih J-^X^I^nt^iid^^rs'- ^uear L hanks of the 

river Avon; who, leaving behind the tender associations of the Old World, 
came with their children to aid in rearing on these shores a pure Christian 
state. They did a greater work than they knew, and died in the faith of the 
Gospel ; and while their graves are unmarked by monument of stone, their 
souls are safe forever in Heaven, their memory blessed, and their names hon- 
ored by a posterity in numbers hardly second to that of Abraham. 

IHcmor antra. 

The daughter of John Cogswell, whose name is not given, who remained in London, 
and doubtless their oldest child, never came to America, so far as is known. Her brother, 
John Cogswell- [4], who went back to England in 1652, and died Sept. 27, 1653, on the return 
passage to America, visited her in London. He made mention in his letter to his parents of 
his sister and her two children, but gave no names. 

Edward Cogswell, the youngest son, is not named in his father's will. He probably 
died in early life; although some say there is mention of him made in 1670 and in 1676. 

The inventorv of John Cogswell's estate bv the appraisers, John lUnnham and ^Villiam 
Haskale, made Dec. 27, 1669, was £11^ ^9^- 

IVmiai/i T/iODi/isoii, son of the Rev. Samuel Thompson, D. D., of London, lived for six- 
teen years with his uncle and aunt Cogswell in Ipswich, Mass. 

Savmel Haines, the superintendent of Mr. Cogswell's farm, became Dea. Samuel Haines, 
of First Church, Portsmouth, N. H. He was the ancestor of Andrew Mack Haines, Esq., 
of Galena 111., to whom this volume is greatly indebted for many facts concerning the Cogswells 
in America and in England. 






Mary Cogswell, {7o/in'), daughter of John- 

[1] and Elizabeth 
(Thompson) Cogswell, was born in Westbury Co""ty of W.lts 
En-land. She married, 1649, Gcdfnj Arnatagc. They resided m 

Boston, Mass. 


Samuel, b. April, 1651. 


GODPREV A.M,«G. was of Lynn in .630. He was the son or brother 
oE Thomas Armitage, who came over in the shtp • Ja„,es ,n ,635. He -s 
a tailor, and afterwards a merchant. IMrs. Sarah Arm.tage was '- «-"*• 
T ey had two children, viz., Samuel and Rebecca ; Samuel, born Oc ■ 7. '^^ • 
died in childhood. Mr. Armitage was made freeman March .4. 1639, 1" Boston 
Ma s Me . on is made of him in the letter of John^ Cogswell, written oh, 
parents March. ,653, from London. Mr. Ar-.^g-PP-- ^ -;. ^'^^ 
means He was one of the executors named ,n John^ Cogswell s wll. Ms 
Ma" (Cogswell) Armitage may have been the Mary Cogswell who was ,n the 
lily of 5ov. Bellingham, and joined the Boston Church, Aug^J?, " ^ ; 

Armitasie made a deposition April 5, -S??, ■" tl« >=»"= <>' '-°S^"'=" '"■ ''°°' 
well. The date of her death is unlinown.'Ua. 

674 Si„m,cl .\, of l-.,.,t„„, a serf.™.,, received i""^ ^ 

ear for carrying the 
There was 

In 1674 Samuel Armitage, oi .h.-mv-,,, .. ■-•--■••-' ■- Armita-'-e Tliere was 

h.lberd. This was probably the son of Godfrey and Mary ^^^^^^T^^^^ perhaps, 
an "Ksther Cogswell deceased at Godfrey ArmUage s hous ; " 5 ^ 5 ■ ' 

was a e44kl of Mr. and Mrs. Armitage, named Lsther Cogswell, .ho died 




William^ Cogswell, {Joliit^), son of Johni [i] and Elizabeth 
(Thompson) Cogswell, was born 1619, in Westbury Leigh, County of 
Wilts, England. He marrieci, 1649, Susanna Hazvkcs, daughter of 
Adam and Mrs. Anne (Hutchinson) Hawkes She was born 1633, in 
Charlestown, Mass. They resided in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass. Mrs. 
Cogswell died prior to 1696. He died Dec. 15, 1700. 


Elizabeth, [10] b. 1650; m. Feb. 22, 1670, Col. Thomas Wade; d. Dec. 28, 1726. 
Hester, [ii] m. Aug. 24, 1675, ^Samuel Bishop j m. Dec. 16, 1689, -Lieut. Thotnas 

Susanna, [12] ) , -r ^ ( m. Jan. 21, 1681, Benjamin White. 

Ann, [13] ) ' ^ she died prior to 1696. 

William, [14] b. Dec. 4, 1659; "''• ^^^- 9) 1685, Martha Etnersbn j d. April 14, 1708. 
Jonathan, [15] b. April 26, 1661 ; m. May 24, 1686, Elizabeth Wainwright ; d. July 

14, 1717. 
Edmund, [i6j who died young. May 15, 1680. 
John, [17] b. May 12, 1665; m. Hannah Goodhue ; d. 1710. 

Adam, [18] b. Jan. 12, 1667; m. Abigail- -y d. Feb. 8, 1749. 

Sarah, [19] b. Feb. 3, 1668; m. Nov. 6, 1685, William Noyes. 


William Cogswell was the eldest son of John and Elizabeth Cogswell. 
The record of his baptism in the Westbury register reads: "1619 Will. fil. 
John Cogswell, March." Hence he was sixteen years of age at the time he 
came with his parents to America in 1635, and about thirty when he was mar- 
ried. He settled on the home place, and lived in a house that then stood a 
little to the north of the site now occupied by the ancient Cogswell house 
already mentioned. Mr. William Cogswell possessed many of the traits of his 
father. He was a man of Christian character, and one of the most influential 
citizens in that part of Ipswich. It was largely by his efforts that the Gospel 
ministry was established in Chebacco. The first meeting for consultation on 
this subject was held at his house Feb., 167^, and a petition to the town was 
the result, asking the " liberty to call a minister to preach among themselves " 
This not being granted, Mr. Cogswell was chosen chairman of a committee of 
three to confer with the selectmen in regard to this matter. After two years 
of opposition, several appeals to the General Court, and determination to 
accomplish this end, at last, May 5, 1679, the Parish of Chebacco was estab- 


lished Mr. Cogswell gave the land on which to erect a meeting-house, a lot 
thirteen rods by three. This first meeting-house in Chebacco stood on what 
was long known as Meeting-house Hill. The site in x868 was o<^'^P^'^^l'^' 
residence of Capt. Joseph Choate. The meeting-house was dedicated April 
1680 Mr. Cogswell entertained at his house the Ecclesiastical Council, that 
met Aug. 12, 1683, to organize the church and to ordain Mr. John Wise, their 

^'''ReTRobert Crowell, D. D., in his "History of Essex," mentions William 
Cogswell as the leading man in establishing the parish and the church and in 
buitding the meeting-house. He was often chosen on the board of selectm n 
of the town and the moderator of parish meetings. In 1693 the parish com- 
mittee on the assignment of seats in the meeting-house, after the -anner o 
those quaint days, gave Mrs. Cogswell a seat with the minister s wife, which 
was significant of her respectability. , . 1 • -f^ ;^ 

Mr. Cogswell, in his will, dated Aug. 5, 1696, states that his wife is 
deceased, and mentions his four sons and four daughters. To the former he 
bequeaths all his landed estate, and to the latter all his personal proper y^ 
One of his daughters, Ann, had previously died. Mr. Cogswell died at the 
age of eighty-on^ years, Dec. 15, 1700. His burial occurred Dec. 17 following. 
A town meeting notified for that day was adjourned, "to give opportunity for 
citizens to attend Mr. Cogswell's funeral." 

THE wax OK WnxTAM^ Cooswe.. was proved Dec. 19, 1700 Elizabeth Wade Thomas 

^^'sToccurred a famous lawsuit between WilHauV^ and his nephew. JohnS Cogswell. 
The C\se ok Cogswell vs. Cogswell, 1675-7. 

the full of the estate, and were discharged by the court. 

,„ .,. ,ea, ,6„ w™,»,., co..we„ "»;::f ^^^^^ j:^';^.::^;:;!:^ «;: 

give an accou,,,. (.n reference ,0 the clerk ot I «, .-J ' >' °' ^ „„, ,„ („,he, ,in,e. 

1 1 

liam Cogswell appealed to the next court, which confirmed the sentence, and bound the defend- 
ant to the sum of ^300 to give a just and full account. The account was delivered to John, 
who claimed that it was false. It was therefore rejected, and suit against William was entered 
at Salem, Jan., 1676, which brought in judgment of ^300 against the defendant; from which, 
appeal was made to the court in Boston. This court reversed the judgment, Sept., 1676, and 
brought costs of court, ^13 4^., against John Cogswell. John did not pay these charges, but 
m Oct., 1676, delivered his person to the marshal; and in the same October petitioned the 
General Court, pleading his sad condition and inability, and asked another hearing. The 
court ordered him to liberty, and granted him a hearing, to which William was summoned. 
The whole case was heard over again. May 29, 1677. The conclusion was that the plaintiff 
had to pay the judgment rendered, ^13 4^-. 'Thus ended the historic case of Cogswell vs. 

Depositions in the Case of Cogswell vs. Cogswell, on Record, 1676-7. 

Deposition of William Tarbox, Sen., aged sixty-two years or thereabouts. This 

deponent testifieth and saith : "That in the year of our Lord 1635, I, the said deponent, did 

come m the ship called the 'Angel Gabriel,' along with Mr. John Cogswell, Senior, from Old 

England, and we were cast ashore at Pemaquid ; and I do remember that there were saved 

casks, both of dry goods & provisions, which were marked with Mr. Cogswell, Senior's, mark ; 

and that there was saved a tent of Mr. Cogswell's, which he had set up at Pemaquid, and 

lived in it with the goods that he saved from the wreck, and afterwards Mr. Cogswell removed 

to Ipswich ; and in November, after the ship was cast away, I, the said deponent, came to 

Ipswich, and found Mr. Cogswell, Senior, living there, and hired myself with him for one year. 

I, the said deponent, do well remember that there were several feather beds, and I together 

with Deacon Haines, as servants, lay together on one of them ; and there were several dozen of 

pewter platters, and that there were several pans, besides other pieces of pewter and 

other household goods, as iron work and other necessaries for house keeping, then in the 

house there ; and I, the said deponent, do further testify that there were two mares and two 

cows brought over in another ship, which were landed safe ashore, and were kept at Misticke 

till Mr. Cogswell had them. I do further testify that my master, John Cogswell, Sen., had 

three sons which came over along with us in the ship called the 'Angel Gabriel.' The eldest 

son's name was William, and he was about 14 years; and the second son was called John, 

and he was about 12 years of age then; and the 3d son's name was Edward, who was about 6 

years of age at that time ; and further said not." 

" William Tarbox then came and made oath to all the above written, the first day of 
Xber, 1676. Before me, Richard Martyn, Comm.'' 


The Deposition of Samuel Haines, now aged sixty-five years or thereabouts. This 
deponent testifieth and saith : " That I lived with Mr. John Cogswell, Sen., in Old England 
about three years, a servant with him, and came over along with him to New England in the 
ship called the 'Angel Gabriel,' and was present with him when my Master Cogswell suffered 
shipwreck at Pemaquid, which was about forty years ago the last August when the ship was 
cast away. I, the said Haines, do remember that there were saved of my master's goods 
a good quantity of good household goods, both feather beds & bedding, and also a good 
quantity of brass and pewter, and also several pieces of plate ; and to the best of my remem- 
brance of this brass, there were several brass pans. Furthermore, I do remember that my 
master had a Turkey worked carpet in Old England, which he commonly used to lay upon his 
parlour table, and this carpet was put aboard among my master's goods, and came safe ashore, 
to the best of my remembrance : all which goods, together with some provisions which were' 
saved then, good-man Gallup brought to Ipswich in his bark for my master, except some of 
them which the vessel could not hold ; and I, the said deponent, came along with him in the 


ing; and, also, I do remember that my maste had t.o ^^.^ ^^^^^^.^ ^^ ^^,, 

sh1;ped aboard a ship at South "-^P -;" ^f^^^fjt ted to my master. I do fm.her 
Eng and that same summer as we ^^^"^^'X^^^ ^,,, ,, Ipswich; that I went to Old 
tesfify that about four years after ^^^^^^^^^^^JT^ ,J. half after, I brought over 
England, and when I returned ^^ ^^^^^ ^^J,,,^ one hundred pounds' worth o 
for the use of my Master Logswe 1 ^^;;-^; ^^J ^^ j^,^ ,„d, furthermore, I do very wel 
goods in several particulars, which weie d^^'^^^?^ '^"^^^^ '^^,,,. .i^^g ^uh us in the aforesaid 

December, 1676. 


about fifty-eight years, saith : " I, ^^^^^^^'.^f^^ ,,ip, iich by God's providence 
,he 'Angel Gabriel.' My ather,- a od eat^ m ^^^^ ^ J^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^ of his estate ; 

was cast away at Pemeqmd m thi. ^^^^^^'^ ^^^^ ,,a at the time of the ship- 

,et it pleased God that some pait ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ eurtai.s & vallise, one sute green 

rack. There were saved several be^^be^n^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^. ^^^^ ,, 

& the other sute green & ted. Iheie ^^^^ , - ^^^^,^,.5 parler table m Auld 

also a Turkey worU carpit, ^^^^ ^-^J:^TXJ^o. unto his dying day, &! heard 
England, & this carpit was in my f^^^ei Cog x e p ^^^^^^^^ ^^.^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ ,,,d 

it was prised in my father's inven toiy. The ^ jvas a ^^^ _^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^ 

several dozens of l-^^er platters, & also seea^bras^^^^^^^^^ 

eral sorts of provisions. These ^-"8^1^^°;;^^^^^^^^ ,,,„ his bark, & he came to Peme- 
to Boston from Pemequid & hired auld S-dm- Galu^^^^ ^^ ^ ^^^^^. ^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ 

,p,cl and brought my father's ^^^ ^f^'::;^Z^,o.^, in Lother vessel; & also, I 
father's goods the bark could not bi g, ^^^^ g-^^ ^^^^ one fether-bed, as ever I heard of ; 

^ „ , Edward Tyng, /i5«.y/<?«A 

" Taken upon oath, April 5, 1677. before me, 


..That I .i.c<l with ..y Uncle .-t Au,,., '^''' ■'* ^^Wa™ ».,icl, .hey ta<l. and I have 

J„, about .6 yea,,, & 1 di.! '-'1™.'"'>;^"l„ ; - u'ed » "= °"°" '""'' ''""°' ''*'' 
hear., them say that it «-',•;-;; ^tutntn- ^hen they catne ; anl being th.s ias. 
there, and .hat they b,o„eh,>them^n ^^^.^^^^^ Thompson, say that he d,d well 

winter in Old ^"6 -« ' '«» ^ "d a T iie-wo-k ca,„e., which used .o lye u,>o„ then- „at- 

;r;:bL^rol7E:5;:;:l"d";;:. it awa. with then,..- 

"May 26, 1677." 




JoHN^ Cogswell, {yolui"), son of Johni [il and Elizabeth (Thomp- 
son) Cogswell, was born 1622, in Westbury Leigh, County of Wilts, 
England. Mr. and Mrs. Cogswell resided in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass. 
Mrs, Cogswell died in 1652. Mr. Cogswell died Sept. 27, 1653. 


Elizabeth, [20] b. 1648; m. Abraham Wellman ; d. May 10, 1736. 
John, [21] b. 1650; m. July 22, 1674, Margaret Gifford ; d. 1724. 
Samuel, [22] b. 1651 ; m. Oct. 27, 1668, Susanna Haven. 


JoHN^ Cogswell is found on record in the Westbury register: "1622, 
Johannes Coggswell, filius Johannes Coggswell, baptizatus fuit 25 July." 
Subsequent to his marriage, Mr. Cogswell devoted himself to farming. In 
1651 he leased of the feoffees of the Ipswich Grammar School certain lands 
called "The Neck," now known as " Jefferies Neck," for nine hundred and 
ninety-nine years, in consideration of an annuity of ;^i4 ; /. 1?., "^4 in Butter 
and cheese, ;^5 in pork and Beef, and ;^5 in Corn, at the current prices." 

Shortly his wife died, leaving three children, the youngest a year old. Mr. 
Cogswell was much broken by the affliction, and his health being poor, he 
arranged with his sister, Mrs. Waldo, to care for his little ones, constituted his 
father and older brother, William, their legal guardians, made his will, and 
sailed for England in the fall of 1652. He arrived in London, visited his sister 
and other friends, attended to matters of business, and when about to embark 
for home he wrote a touching and affectionate letter to his parents, which was 
dated London, March 30, 1653. A copy of this letter and also a copy of his 
will are found on a following page. 

Early in the autumn of 1653 Mr. Cogswell started on his return to 
America, but died on the passage, Sept. 27, 1653, at the age of thirty years. 
His orphaned children were brought up among his friends, their uncle William 
acting as their guardian. The amount of property left by their father, as by 
schedule of inventory, was ;^34i 10^. This was expended in the care and 
education of the three children. 

i^cmor antra. 

Copy of the Will of John'-^ Cogswell. 

Dated Dec. 13, 1652. 

" I, John Cogswell, of Ipswich, being bound for England, upon due consideration moving 
me to it, have made my father and my brother, William Cogswell, and my lirother Armitage, 
Executors in trust, and Mr. Nathaniel Rogers, Overseers, to order and dispose of my children 


and Estate as far as thev shall see fit to be for my good ; to pay my debts, and to buy and sell 
with mv Estate for mv use ; and if it should please God so to order it by h,s Providence that I 
come no more there, to take the care of my children and breed them up m the fear of God and 
to learning ; and if any one of them be capable of being good Scholar, then I would have him 
brought up to it, and the other to be bound Prentice at ten years old to a Godly, ho^^^t "^^"' 
where he may be well brought up and know how to husbandry affairs & yt money that should 
have been laid out on him to be put to increase against he IS 21 years old. 

" And mv daughter Elizabeth I desire that she may be bred at school untill she is fourteen 
vears old, and then to goe to service and earne her living, and not allowes anything toward 
their maintenance after they are at service; and if I should (not) come agam, I would entrete 
you to make the most of all my goods, to sell it and buy young cattle with it, and to sett out 
my farme in parcells or what way you shall see best to make the most of it unt.ll my sons be 
twenty-one years old; and then my farmes and goods yt is then left to be equally divided 
between mv three children, the land to my two sons, two parts to John and one part to Samuel, 
and to mv daughter Elizabeth a portion of money, according to proportion, viz one part in 
four less' than my sonne Samuel; provided, if my daughter should be married before (2. 
vears old, that she should have her portion, as neer as it can be cast up, to be paid to her at 
her marriage day; and also my sonns to have their portions delivered to them at twenty-one 

vears old. Whereto I sit my hand this 13th of December, 1652. 

^ John Cogswell, Junior. 

"This I testify, that before me John Cogswell, Junior, his departing into England, tould 
me he had or would make his will, and had made his father, his brother Wm., and his brother 
Armitage his Executors ; and, further, I doe believe it to be his own hand writing. 

^ Robert Lord. 

" I, Cornelius Waldo, testify the same." 

"And it was accepted and allowed in Court, held at Ipswich, to be the will of John Cogs- 
„ . „ ^ ,^'' Robert Lord, Clerk. 

well, the 30 Sept., 1653. 

"Vera copia out of the original on file. Attest: Robert Lord, C/erL" 

A Copy of John^ Cogswell's Letter. 

" London, this 30TH of March, 1653. 
" Most lovmg father and mother, I having an opportunity to send to New England could 
not but write to you, to certify to you that I am thro' God's goodness to safe arrived m 
England, & have had my health well, & my friends are in general well. My sister hath 
children. I am as yet unmarried, & little hopes I have to marry here ; but I mtend to make 
haste over to New England, with some servants, as fast as I can. My condition at presen 
is very low, & I am in great straits. The Lord in mercy help me. Mr. Deane hath dealt 
kindly with me, hath taken bond of me to receive for ^84 here, ^100 in Boston. I pray, 
father will you be assistant to my brother William, & both to my brother Armitage m the 
payment of 'this i^.oo; for I have written to my brother Armitage to pay it for me, because 
he lives in Boston. I have not as yet agreed with my cousin Stevens nor Mr. Goade I owe 
them ^53, besides interest. I pray, father & mother & brother William, be careful of the 
httle corne, cattle, goods, & my house & land, that it be not forfeited; for I am m a very low 
& sad condition here, & have nothing to pay my debts withall, nor to maintain my poore, 
motherless children withall, but what is in your hands. I pray you will have a fatherly ^ 
motherly care of my dear, motherless babes, & at present fatherless. I have been with my 
brother Waldo's friends; his mother lives in Berwick; his Uncle John is dead; his brother 
Thomas is in Ireland, & his Uncle Barrow is dead ; the rest are in health. I pray be earnest 
with my sister Waldo to be loving & tender to my three babes, for she knows not how soon 
hers may be left to the wide world. I would have Jno. & Elizabeth goe to school this sum- 
mer. Thus on my knees, craving your prayers to God for me in my undertaking, that I may 
be brought safe to you again, remembering my duty to you both; my love to my 3 children, & 


to my brothers & sisters & cousins, with my service to Mr. Rogers & Mr. Morton ; my love to 
goodmen Lords; my respects to all n,v friends. Humbly craving all your prayers, I commit 
you all to God. I rest your obedient son, very loving father & brother & friend & servant, 

" This letter I wrote in great haste." J""'' Cogswell. 

Addressed: "To My very loving Father, Mr. John Cogswell. At his house in Ipswich 
These be in Essex." 

" This is a true copy of a letter that my brother, John Cogswell, sent to my father from 
London, the 30th March, 1653." 




Hannah^ Cogswell, O////'), daughter of Johni [ij and Elizabeth 
(Thompson) Cogswell, was born in Westbury Leigh, County of Wilts, 
England. She married, 1652, Dea. Cornelius Waldo, of Ipswich, Mass.' 
They lived in Ipswich, and subsequent to 1657, in Chelmsford, Mass. 
Dea. Cornelius Waldo died June 3, 170L 


Elizabeth, m. Feb. 4, 1673, Josiah Brackett. 

Daniel b. Aug. 19, 1656; m. Sept. 20, 1683, Susanna Adams. 

Martha, b. Feb. 27, 1658. 

John, '\ .^ j,^j^^ ^^ ^ f m. 1677, Rebecca Ada^ns; d. 1700. 

Cornelius, \ ' " ' ' 1 m. Mrs. Faith {Peck) Jackson. 

Deborah, b. Jan. 14, 1661. 

Rebecca, b. Jan. 28, 1662; m. 1695 or 1697, Edward Emerson. 

Judith, b. July 12, 1664. 

Mary, b. Sept. 9, 1665, She died in infancy, Nov. 25, 1665. 

Cornelius Waldo, it is claimed, was in the line of descent from Peter 
Waldo, a merchant of Lyons, who lived in the twelfth century and became the 
founder of the Waldenses, who occupied the valley of Piedmont, to which 
Peter Waldo had retired. These Waldenses were distinguished both for their 
industrious, upright, Christian lives and for the cruel persecutions they suffered. 
That Cornelius was a descendant of Peter Waldo is not improbable. 

Mr. Waldo first appears upon the town records in this entry : " Cornelius 
Waldo, John Cogswell's farmer." And so John Cogswell's farmer aspired to 
and won the hand of John Cogswell's daughter Hannah. About the time of 
their marriage, Dea. Waldo purchased a house of " Richard Betts, of Ipswich, 
and Joanna his wife, of Ipswich, in County of Essex, for and y" consideration 


of thirty pounds, this 14*'^ of Sept., 1652." This house is on High Street, 
and one of the oldest in Ipswich. It is still standing, 1883, being more than 
two hundred and thirty years old. For an engraving of this ancient dwelling, 
known as " The Old Waldo House," vid. " Ipswich Antiquarian Papers " for 
March, 1880. Aug. 31, 1654, Dea. Waldo sold this house, in consideration of 
£2^, to John Caldwell, whose descendants still own it, although it has passed 
out of the name. 

In that part of Ipswich which is now Wenham, Rev. John Fiske early 
gathered a church, of which he became the pastor, Oct. 8, 1644. Of this 
church Cornelius Waldo was one of the first deacons. In May, 1657, Rev. 
Mr. Fiske, with the greater part of his church, removed to the new town of 
Chelmsford Dea. Waldo and family removed with them, and continued in 
the office of deacon of the church in its new settlement. Rev. Mr. Fiske remain- 
ing the minister for some twenty years after the removal. Dea. Waldo had a 
farm, a store, and in later life he kept a tavern. His license as an innkeeper 
was dated May 9, 1690. It was granted in consideration of his not allowing 
"cards, a dice table, bowles, ninepins, billiards, or any other unlawful game." 
He lived to good age ; his death occurred June 3, 1701. Mrs. Hannah (Cogs- 
well) Waldo was the ancestress of Ralph Waldo Emerson. The time of her 
death is unknown. 

Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Brackett resided in Killerica, Mass. 

Susanna Adams, the wife of Daniel Waldo, was a daughter of Capt. Samuel and Rebecca 
(Graves) Adams, and a sister of Rebecca Adams, the wife of John Waldo. Capt. Samuel 
Adams was a descendant of Henry Adams, who was of the same ancestry as the two Presi- 
dents, and the Revolutionary father, Samuel Adams. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Waldo had four 
children: Bethiah, b. Aug. 20, 16S8; Rebecca, b. Feb. 5, 1693; Marah, b. Feb. 10, 1695; and 
Esther, b. Jan. 3, 1698. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Waldo removed to Windham, Conn., hi 1698, where he died in 1700. 
They had five children, viz. : Shubael, John, Edward, b. April 23, 1684, Catharine, Rebecca, 
b. Aug. 6, 1 686. 

Cornelius Waldo, twin brother of John, lived in Dunstable, Mass. He was one of the 
founders of the church in that town, which was organized Dec. 16, 1685. He represented the 
town, 16S9. He married Mrs. Faith Jackson, nee Peck, widow of Jeremiah Jackson. In later 
life they lived in Lancaster, and afterwards in Boston, Mass. 

Rrhccca Waldo, the fourth daughter of Dea. Cornelius and Hannah (Cogswell) Waldo, 
married Edward Emerson, son of Rev. Joseph and Elizabeth (Bulkeley) Emerson, of Concord, 
Mass. They were the ancestors of Ralph Waldo Emer.son, LL. D., who was born in lioston, 
Mass., May 25, 1803, and died .-Vpril 27, 1882, in Concord, Mass. Edward and Rebecca (Waldo) 
Emerson had a son, Rev. Joseph Emerson, who \yas pastor of Maiden, 1721, to his death, 
July 13, 1767. Rev. Josc])h and i\Iary (Mnody) Emerson had three sons, ministers, Joseph, 
William, and John. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson, son of Rev. William Emerson, descended from Rev. Peter 
liulkeley, of Woodhill, in Bedfordshire ?^ngland. This Puritan minister, unwilling to obey the 
bishops of Charles I., emigrated to Massachusetts in 1634 with several of his ICnglish flock, and 
in company with Major .Simon Wilhird, a Kentishman, i)lantcd the town of Concord, Mass., 
Sept., 1635. I's ^^''^^ ^^^ fi''*^ minister of the church there, and at his death, in 1659, trans- 
mitted his office to his son, Edward Bulkeley, whose daughter Elizabeth, born in Concord, 
1638, married Rev. Joseph Emerson in 1665, and became the mother of a long line of minis- 



ters by the name of Emerson. Her son, Edward Emerson, born 1670 in Concord, who married, 
1697, Rebecca Waldo, of Chelmsford, descended from Thomas Emerson, the first American 
ancestor, who came from Durham, England, and descended from Ralph Emerson, in the 
County Palatine, who in 1535 received from Henry VHI. a grant of heraldic arms, which the 
family of Mr. Emerson have inherited. Edward Emerson was a cousin of Martha Emerson, 
who married William Cogswell, the cousin of Rebecca Waldo. From Rebecca Waldo, Mr. 
Emerson derived his middle name and his descent from John Cogswell, [ i ] of Ipswich, 
Mass. The eminence of Ralph Waldo Emerson, LL. D., as a scholar, writer, and lecturer, is 
acknowledged in Europe and America. The portrait of this distinguished man appears on 
the foregoing page. 

Ezra Waldo, of Tolland, was a great-grandson of Dea. Cornelius and Hannah (Cogswell) 

Daniel lVald(fi (Zachariah*, Edward^ John^, Cornelius') was born 1762, in Connecticut. 
In early manhood he was a Revolutionary soldier ; taken prisoner at Horse Neck, and con- 
fined in the sugar-house in New York, where he was treated with great cruelty. He graduated 
from Yale College, class of 17S8; was pastor of Congregational Church in West Suffolk, 
Conn., 1792-1809. He was a missionary in Pennsylvania and New York; was settled in Cam- 
bridgeport and Harvard, Mass., and for twelve years in Exeter, R. I. He was Chaplain of the 
United States House of Representatives in 1855, at the age of ninety-three years. He died in 
1864, at the age of one hundred and two years. It is said, he shortened his days by falling 

Samuel Waldo was born 1783, in Connecticut. He studied in Hartford, Conn., and after- 
wards in London, England. He was a friend of Copley and West, and gained some reputa- 
tion as a portrait painter. He returned to New York, where he continued in the practice of 
his profession until his death, in 1861. 

Samuel Waldo obtained of George II. the Waldo Patent, and first settled, in 1748, a 
place fifty miles from Portland, on the Muscongus Bay, at the mouth of the Muscongus 
River, Lincoln Co., Me., which was incorporated 1773 under the name Waldoborough, in 
honor of its first settler. A town, 1883, of some 4,000 peop.e. 


LoREN Pinckney' Waldo, {Ehenezer''', Zachariah^, Edward*, Edward^, Joliii', Corne- 
lius^, and Hannah (Cogswell) Waldo), son of Ebenezer^ and Cynthia (Parish) Waldo, was 
born Feb. 2, 1S02, in Canterbury, Windham Co., Conn. He married, Nov. 22, 1825, Frances 
Elizabeth Eldridge, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Avery) Eldridge. She was born 
Dec. ID, 1806, in New London, Conn. They resided after marriage five years in Somers ; but 
in 1830 removed to Tolland, Conn., where they remained until 1863, when they removed to 
Hartford, Conn. Hon. Loren P. Waldo died Sept. 8, 1881. Mrs. Frances E. Waldo died 
March 29, 1874. 


Ebenezer, b. March 9, 1827. He died in childhood, March 19, 1833. 

Frances Elizabeth, b. March 21, 1831 ; m. Sept. 12, 1849, Alvan P. Hyde, Esq. 

Loren Pinckney, Jr., b. March 24, 1834; m. 1855, Louise ; d. Sept. 28, 1865. 

Cynthia Paulina, b. Oct. 25, 1836; m. Dec. 25, 1866, Edwin E. Marvin, Esq. 

Loren P. Waldo was admitted to the bar at the age of twenty-three, in 1825. He was 
elected to the State Assembly of Connecticut in 1832-34, 1839, and 1847-8. Chosen a mem- 
ber of the thirty-first Congress, 1849, he was made chairman of Committee on Revolutionary 
Pensions. He was Judge of the Supreme Court of Connecticut eight years, 1855 to 1863, and 
filled various other public offices. Prior to his death he had been for some years a resident 
of Hartford, Conn., where his two surviving daughters, Mrs. Hyde and Mrs. Marvin, reside. 
There has been published for the family friends an appropriate volume, " In Memoriam of 


Hon. T.oren Pinckney Waldo and his Wife, Mrs. Frances Elizabeth (Eldridge) 

Judge Waldo's mother was Mrs. Cynthia (Parish) Waldo, daughter of Lemuel and 
Zeruiah (Smith) Parish. She was born Feb. 19, 1770, in Canterbury, Conn. Mrs. Waldo's 
grandfather was Charles Eldridge, who was severely wounded in the massacre of Fort Gris- 
wold, Sept. 6, 1781 ; and her mother was the daughter of Capt. Elijah Avery, who was slain 
In the same massacre. 




Abigail'^ Cogswell, {yo/m^), daughter of John' [i] and Elizabeth 
Thompson (Cogswell), was born in Westbury Leigh, County of Wilts, 
England. She married Thomas Clark. They resided in Ipswich, Mass. 


John, b. Nov. 13, 1666. 




Sarah2 Cogswell, {yo/in^), daughter of John^ [l] and Elizabeth 
(Thompson) Cogswell, was born in Westbury Leigh, County of Wilts, 

England. She married, 1663, Simon Tiittle, son of John and Mrs. 

(Lawrence) Tuttle. He was born 1637, in Ipswich, Mass. Mrs. Tuttle 
died Jan. 25, 1732. 


Joanna, b. Sept. 24, 1664; m. Packard. 

Simon, b. Sept. 17, 1667; m. June 10, 1696, Mary Rogers. 

Elizabeth, b. Nov. 24, 1670; m. Capt. Samuel Ay er. 

Sarah, b. Sept. 3, 1672; m. Nov. 13, 1699, Samuel Ward, of Ipswich. 

Abigail, b. Oct. 7, 1673; m. Ai)ril 27, 1690, Philemon Warner; d. Sept. 30, 1756. 

Susanna, b. May 7, 1675. 

William, b. May 8, 1677. 

Charles, b. March 31, 1679; ^- Burnham. 

Mary, b. June 12, 1680. 
Jonathan, b. June 11, 1682. 
Ruth, b. Aug. 16, 16S5. 
Two children, names not given. 


The first wife of Shuon Tuttle was Joan Burnham, daughter of Thomas Burnham. They 
had one son, John, who married, Dec. 3, 1689, Martha Ward. He died Feb. 26, 1716. 

Simon Tuttle had a sister Mary, who married Thomas Burnham. Mr. and Mrs. Burnham 
had twelve children, one of whom was James Burnham, who is said to have married a daughter 
of Dea. William Cogswell. 

Johtt Ttittle, who married Martha Ward, had several children: Martha, b. 1690; Mary, 
b. 1696; Susanna, William, John, and perhaps others. 

Simon Tuttle, Jr., married Mary Rogers, daughter of Samuel, and granddaughter of Rev. 
Nathaniel Rogers. They had children: Sarah, b. Oct. 11, 1697; Margaret, b. Oct. 24, 1699; 
Elizabeth, b. Sept. 26, 1700; Nathaniel, Lucy, Simon, 3d, Samuel, who married Martha Shat- 
tuck, daughter of Rev. Benjamin Shattuck, the first minister of Littleton, Mass. This Samuel 
and Martha (Shattuck) Tuttle had nine children, of whom the three sons, Samuel, Sampson, 
and William, had forty-eight children. 

Elizabeth Tuttle married Capt. Samuel Ayer, son of Robert Ayer, of Haverhill, selectman, 
and deacon of the church. He was killed by the Indians, Aug. 29, 170S. Their children were : 
Obadiah; he graduated at Harvard, 1710; John, James, and perhaps others. Ayer's Cherry 
Pectoral is doubtless a descendant. 

Abigail Tuttle married Philemon Warner, son of Daniel and .Sarah (Dane) Warner. He 
was born Aug. i, 1675, '" Ipswich. He died May 6, 1841. His mother was a daughter of 
John Dane, Esq. 

Nathaniel Tuttle, perhaps a son of Simon, Jr., married, 1760, Ruth^ Cogswell [170], of 
Littleton, Mass. 



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Elizabeth Cogswell, {Wil/iain^, Jolm^), daughter of William^ [3] 
and Susanna (Hawkes) Cogswell, was born 1650, in Chebacco, Ipswich, 
Mass. She married, Feb. 22, 1670, Col. Thomas Wade, son of Jonathan 
Wade, Esq. He was born 1650, in Ipswich, Mass., where they resided. 
Col. Wade died Oct. 4, 1696. Mrs. Wade died Dec. 28, 1721. 


yofiat/ian, b. May i, 1672; d. Feb. 9, 1750. 

Thomas., b. Dec. 16, 1673; ™- Elizabeth Thornton. 

John, b. Feb. 15, 1675; d- 1703- 

William, b. April 20, 1677. He died in early life, April 3, 1697. 

Nathaniel, b. Dec. 28, 1678. He died in early manhood, 1702. 

Elizabeth, b. Aug. 7, 1681 ; m. . 



Susanna, b. Feb. 20, 1692. 


Thomas Wade inherited large wealth. He was the Town Clerk of Ipswich, 
Justice of the General Sessions Court, and Colonel of Middle Essex Regiment. 
Col. Wade was under orders of Lieut. -Gov. Stoughton to muster his regiment 
against the French and Indians. He was made freeman in 1682. He died 
in early life. The record is made, " When he fell. Death had a shining mark." 

Siisanmi IVadc, sister of Col. Thomas Wade, nianiccl William Symonds, son of Deputy- 
Gov. Samuel Symonds. 

Thomas and FJizabi-tli ( '/"honiton) Wade had seven children. 'J'heir thiul child was 
Timothy Wade, who married Kuth Woodbmy, of Beverly. He was Captain of the militia. 


Capt. Thomas Wade was the father of Col. Nathaniel Wade of the Revolution. This Col. 
Nathaniel Wade was a personal friend of Washington and Lafayette. He was a grandson 
of Col. Thomas and Elizabeth (Cogswell) Wade. Elizabeth Wade, a daughter of Capt. 
Thomas W^ade, and granddaughter of Col. Thomas and Elizabeth (Cogswell) Wade, married 
Benjamin Appleton, Esq., son of John and Elizabeth Appleton, who was born Nov. 14, 1702, 
and died Feb. 12, 1731. He left daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, and Sarah. Mrs. Appleton, widow 
of Benjamin, married, March 13, 1735, William* Cogswell [39]; and her daughter, Marv 
Appleton, married Jonathan Cogswell [119]- 

John Wade graduated in 1693 from Harvard College. He became a minister, and was 
ordained pastor of the church in Berwick, Me., Nov., 1702, but died the following year, "much 
esteemed for his talents, piety, and usefulness." 

William Wade "dyed at sea, being kild in fight by a Frenchman, April 3, 1697." 

Nathaniel Wade, the next younger son, was drowned at sea, in 1702. 




Hester^ Cogswell, {Williant^, y<?/^«'), daughter of William [3 J and 
Susanna (Hawkes) Cogswell, was born in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass. 
She married, Aug. 24, 1675, ^Samuel Bishop, son of Thomas and Mar- 
garet Bishop. He was born in 1645. They resided in Ipswich, Mass., 
their house fronting on Meeting-house Green. Mr. Bishop died in 
1685. Mrs. Bishop married, Dec. i6, 1689, "^Thomas Burn/iaui, who 
was a widower, son of John and Elizabeth Burnham. He was born 
in 1646. 


Margaret, b. May 17, 1676; m. Ichabod Griggs. 

Samuel, b. Feb., 1678; m. Jan 2, 1706, Sarah Forbes; d. Nov. 17, 1760. 
Hester., b. May 21, 1681 ; m. Nov. 4, 1701, Aaron Burnham. 
Thomas, b. Sept. 21, 1683. 

John, b. Sept. 20, 1685; m. July 30, 1718, ^Mary Bingham ; m. Nov. 22, 1727, "^Tem- 
pe*-atice Lathrop ; d. Nov. 14, 1755. 


Susanna, b. Jan. 29, 1693. Thomas, b. Feb. 12, 1694. Benjamin, b. Dec. 21, 1696. 


Thomas Bishop, father of Samuel Bishop, left an estate of ;f 5,000. Mr. Samuel Bishop, 
with other gentlemen of Ipswich, invested largely in the purchase of land in a part of Norwich, 
now Lisbon, Conn. To these lands his sons subsequently removed and settled. Some time 
after Mrs. Bishop married Mr. Burnham, Jan., 1704, she represented to the Judge of Probate 
that the property left her by her late husband, i. e., Bishop, was " litell a noufe to in able me 
to bring up five or six small children. There being something of land belonging to my chil- 
dren, I request your Honor to grant administration to my eldest son, Samuel Bishop." This 
land referred to was doubtless in Norwich, Conn. 

Ichabod Griggs, husband of Margaret Bishop, was the son of Joseph and Alice (Crafts) 


Griggs, of Brookline (Muddy River), then part of Boston. He was born Sept. 28, 1665. They 
lived in Roxbury, Mass. He was a farmer. She joined the church in Roxbury, 1707, and 
Mr. Griggs in 1716. He died April 21, 1718. They had nine children. Their youngest was 
Ichabod, born March 18, 1718. He settled in Norwich, Conn. After the birth of his oldest 
son, Joshua, Jan. 8, 1743, he removed to Tolland, Conn., became a deacon in the church, and 
died May 9, 1790. From Dea. Ichabod Griggs of Tolland, the youngest son of Ichabod and 
Margaret (Bishop) Griggs, descended the Rev. Leverett Griggs, D. D., of Bristol, Conn. 

Samuel Bishop, who married Sarah Forbes, settled in Norwich, Conn. His wife died 
March 13, 1753. Capt. Samuel Bishop died Nov. 17, 1760, aged ninety-two years. Their chil- 
dren were: Thomas, b. Nov. 14, 1706; Samuel, b. Feb. 13, 1709; m. Abigail Corning; d. Feb. 
'3> '790; Sarah; Esther, b. Jan. i, 17 12; m. Oct. 7, 1731, 'James Tyler, Jr.; m. Dec. 6, 173S, 

-Jonathan Rudd ; Caleb, b. March 16, 1715; m. 'Kezia Hebard ; m. ; d. Jan. 28, 1786; 

Joshua, b. June, 1717; m. Deborah Reynolds; Sarah, b. March, 1719; m. ' Brown; m. 

^ Bushnell; Elizabeth, b. Jan. 5, 1721 ; Hannah, b. Aug. 2, 1722; m. Matthew Perkins; d. 

Oct. 28, 1809; Ebenezer, b. Nov. 26, 1725; m. June 17, 1762, Tabitha Strong; d. Jan. 6, 1791 ; 
Susanna, b. 1727 ; m. Tracy. 

Hester Bishop, who married Aaron Burnham, lived in Newent, and afterwards in Wind- 
ham, Conn. Mr. Burnham followed the seas. He died Aug. 18, 1727. They were both mem- 
bers of the church. 

Thomas Bishop probably died in infancy. 

Johti Bishop's first wife died Nov. 17, 1724. Children of his second marriage were : Tem- 
perance, m. Nov. 12, 1761, Capt. David Holmes, M. D. ; John, b. Oct. 15, 1735; Zeruiah, m. 
Nov. 26, 1760, Bildad Curtis. Capt. David Holmes m. Feb. 17, 1754, 'Mary Cabot, daughter 
of Rev. Marston and Mary Dwight Cabot. Their children were : Abigail, Marston, and David. 
Capt. Holmes, commanded troops, serving in Canada in 1756, and subsequently was Surgeon 
in the Continental army. 

Temperance Bishop, daughter of John and -Temperance (Lathrop) Bishop, became the 
second wife of Capt. David Holmes, M. D., of Woodstock, Conn., and was the mother of Rev. 
Abiel Holmes, D. D., of Cambridge, Mass., who was the father of Prof. O. W. Holmes, M. D., 
and the grandfather of Hon. O. W. Holmes, Jr., lately, 18S3, appointed Judge of the Supreme 
Court of Massachusetts. Dr. Holmes is a lineal descendant of John^ Cogswell [ i ], since 
the great-granddaughter of William^ Cogswell [ 3 ], Temperance Bishop, married his grand- 
father, Capt. David Holmes, M. D. 

Rev. Abiel Plolmes, D. D., son of Capt. David and Temperance (Bishop) Holmes, was 
born Dec. 24, 1763; graduated from Yale College in 1783, where he was tutor; became pastor 
in Midway, Ga., Nov., 1785; was installed, Jan. 25, 1792, pastor of First Church, Cambridge, 
Mass. ; resigned the active duties of his office Sept. 26, 1831, but remained pastor of the church 
until his death, which occurred June 4, 1837. Rev. Mr. Holmes received the degree of D. D. 
in 1805 ^''°"i ^^ University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He fulfilled a pastorate in Cambridge 
of forty-five years, while his entire ministry covered a period of fifty-two years. He wrote 
much for publication; was the author of Annals of Atnerica and other books, sermons, and 
addresses. He married a daughter of Rev. Ezra Stiles, I). D., President of Yale College. 

Oliver Wendell Holmes was born Aug. 29, 1809, in Cambridge, Mass.; graduated from 
Harvard College in 1829; studied law, but soon turned his attention to medicine. He pursued 
his medical studies in Eurojie ; received the degree of M. D. in 1836; was appointed Professor 
of Anatomy and Physiology in Dartmouth College in 1838, and was called to the same posi- 
tion in Harvard College in 1847, which he resigned in the spring of 1883. Besides attending 
to the duties of his professorship, in which he has shown himself a man of science. Dr. Holmes 
has betrayed rare ability in the departments of literature as a poet and writer of prose. His 
l)ublished lyrics, poems, essays, and books have given him a world-wide reputation, and earned 
for him a place among the most graceful of American writers. An engraving of this man of 
science and letters appears on the following page. 


UA/-C^ /v2^o/il/(^. 





Susanna^ Cogswell, {William^, y*?////^), daughter of William [3] 
and Susanna (Hawkes) Cogswell, was born in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass. 
She married, Jan. 2i, i68i, Benjamin White, of Roxbury, Mass. Mr. 
White died in Brookline, Mass., Jan. 9, 1723. 


Susaftna, b. March 29, 1683. Edward^ b. July 10, 1693. 

Ann, b. July 4, 1685. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 8, 1696. 

Mary, b. Aug. 27, 1688. Joanna, b. Nov. 4, 1701. 
Susanna, b. Dec. 12, 1690. 


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William^ Cogswell, ( William,^ yoJin^), son of William^ [ 3 J and 
Susanna (Hawkes) Cogswell, was born Dec. 4, 1659, in Chebacco, 
Ipswich, Mass. He married, Oct. 9, 1685, Martha Emerson, a daughter 
of Rev. John and Ruth (Symonds) Emerson She was born Nov. 28, 
1662, in Gloucester, Mass. They lived in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass. 
Mr. Cogswell died April 14, 1708. 


Edward, [23] b. Aug. 13, 1686; m. 170S, Hannah Biownj d. April 17, 1773. 

Martha, [24] m. Oct. 9, 1710, Matthew Whipple. 

William, [25] b. 1688. He was killed by the Indians in battle, 1710. 

Dorothy Emerson, [26] b. Aug. 31, 1692; m. Moulton. 

Lucy, [27] b. 1699; m. Moulton. 

Emerson, [28] b. 1700; m. Dec. 30, 1736, Mary Pecker; d. March 29, 1788. 
Eunice, [29] b. 1704. 


William Cogswell, when a lad, was out from home by the highway, where 
some men were trying in vain to relieve a cow who had become choked with a 
potato. There stood by, also, a young girl, eight or ten years old, who watched 
with interest every effort made. When all experiments failed, and it was sug- 
gested that only by some one thrusting his hand down the cow's throat would 
the cow be saved, she at once said, " My arm is small ; I can do it best ; you 


hold her mouth." They did so, and she drew out the potato, to the great relief 
of the poor cow and all present. The young lad said to himself, " That young 
miss, by and by, shall be my wife." Her name was Martha Emerson ; and 
thus the name of Emerson came into the Cogswell family, 

William^ Cogswell left an estate of £^41 2s. to be divided among his chil- 
dren, and made his two brothers, Jonathan and Lieut. John Cogswell, together 
with his oldest son, Edward Cogswell, joint administrators of his estate. His 
son-in-law, Matthew Whipple, was made guardian of his daughters, Dorothy 
Emerson, and Lucy, and John Newman was made guardian of his daughter 

Depiity-Gov. Samuel Symonds married, 1648, Mrs. Margaret (Reade) Epes, widow of John 
Epes, and daughter of Edward Reade, of Wickford, County of Essex, England. Samuel 
Symonds was born in Belden, County of Essex, England. Subsequent to his arrival in 
America he lived in Ipswich, Mass., and died prior to 1694. Mrs. Margaret Symonds sur- 
vived her husband some years. Her sister. Miss Elizabeth Reade, became the second wife of 
Gov. John Winthrop, of Conn. The children of Deputy-Gov. Samuel and Mrs. Margaret 
Symonds were : William ; Harluckden ; Ruth, ni. Rev. John Emerson, of Gloucester, Mass. ; 
Priscilla, m. Baker. 

Rn'.John Emerson, pastor of the church in Gloucester, Mass., from Oct. 6, 1663, to his 
death, Dec. 2, 1700, was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Emerson, and brother of Rev. 
Joseph Emerson, of Concord, Mass., whose son, Edward Emerson, married Rebecca Waldo, 
daughter of Dea. Cornelius and Hannah (Cogswell) Waldo, who, as we have seen, were ances- 
tors of Hon. Ralph Waldo Emerson, of Concord, Mass. 

Martha Emerson, daughter of Rev. John Emerson, married William^ Cogswell. Her sister 
Mary Emerson married Samuel Phillips, who was a goldsmith, son of Rev. Samuel Phillips, of 
Rowley, Mass. Samuel and Mary (Emerson) Phillips, of Salem, were the parents of Rev. 
Samuel Phillips, who was pastor of the South Church, in Andover, Mass., from Oct. 17, 171 1, 
to his death, June 5, 1771, and the ancestors of Hon. Wendell Phillips, of Boston, Mass. 

Charles A. Burditt, Esq., and his wife, Mrs. Ellen A. (Lord) Burditt, of Dorchester, Mass., 
are both descendants of Cogswells. 

Charles A.^ Burditt, Benjamin'' Burditt, Benjamin'^ and Lydia {Robinson) Burditt, Jeremiah^ 
and Susanna (Cogszvell) Robinson, Emerson* and Mary (Pecker) Cogswell, William'-^ and Martha 
(Emerson) Cogswell, William', John^. 

Ellen A.^ Lord, George W.** and Rebecca (Boardman) Lord, Richard" and Rebecca 
(Thompson) Boardman, Abel'' and Lydia (Potter) Boardman, Richard^ and Mis. Lydia 
(Symmes) Potter, 7i^e Cogswell, Francis* Cogswell, John^, William'^, Joh>t^. 




Jonathan'^ Cogswell, {William^, John''), son of William [3] and 
Susanna (Hawkes) Cogswell, was born April 26, 1661, in Chebacco, 
Ipswich, Mass. He married, May 24, 1686, ElizabctJi VVamxvriglit, 
daughter of Francis Wainwright. She was born in 1667, in Ipswich, 


Mass. They resided in Chebacco Parish. Capt. Cogswell died July 
14, 1717. Mrs. Cogswell died Nov. 30, 1723. 


Jonathan, [30] b. May i, 1687; m. July i, 1730, Elizabeth Wadej d. April 2, 1752. 
SusAXNA, [31] m. '^IVilliam Butler; m. Feb. 10, 1728, -Jacob Perkins. 
Elizabeth. [32] ni. {pub. Feb. 26, 1715) James Eveleth. 

Anne, [33] b. March 28, 1694; m. 1712, Goodhue. 

Sarah, [34] b Aug. 21, 1696; m. (pub. July 13, 1723) James Browne. 
Francis, [35] b. 1698; m. March 14, 1727, Elizabeth Rogers ; d. March 9, 1756. 
Mary, [36] b. 1699; m. Sept. 24, 1719, William^ Cogswell \ [39] d. June 16, 1734. 
Lucy, [37] b. Aug. 13, 1706. She died in early life, Feb. 23, 1723. 

plcmor antra. 

Jonathan Cogswell was a merchant ; received the appointment of Justice of the Peace, 
and held a captain's commission. He was usually called " Capt. Jonathan Cogswell." 

Francis Wainwright, Mrs. Cogswell's father, when a boy, came from Chelmsford, England. 
He was noted in the Pequot war. He was once attacked hy two Indians at the same time ; 
while defending himself, he broke the stock of his gun; he then used the barrel, and finally 
killed them both. His brother, Capt. Simon Wainwright, of Haverhill, was a prominent citi- 
zen, said to have been very wealthy. Tradition says he had a large chest filled with dollars. 
He was killed by the Indians in the massacre in Haverhill, Mass., Aug. 29, 1708. 

Mary Cognvell, daughter of Capt. Jonathan and Elizabeth Cogswell, was betrothed to 
Ebenezer Choate, son of John and Mrs. Elizabeth (Giddings) Choate. He was born Jan. 23, 
1694, and died 1718. Ebenezer Choate left by will : "To his dear and well-beloved Mrs. Mary 
Cogswell, daughter of Capt. Jonathan Cogswell, ;i^30, of which ;,^I4 to purchase mourning." 
She subsequently married her cousin, William* Cogswell [ 39 ]. Thus Ebenezer came to be a 
family name in memory of this Ebenezer Choate. 

Extract from the Will of Capt. Jonathan Cogswell. 

Dated July g, 1714. Proved Aug. 6, 1717. 

" ITE^L I will and appoint a honorable & sufficient maintainance for Elizabeth, my 
beloved wife, out of the income of my estate, as she herself & my executor shall adjust the 
terms, or the thirds or right of dower will, I hope, be a sufficient support for her; and, more- 
over, I give to my said wife my negro man I have commonly called Jack, and also my Indian 
maid I have called AW/, they to be at her dispose ; and, also, two cows and one horse, and 
the use of one half my household goods, & at her decease to be distributed equally between 
my six daughters as a part of their portion. 

" Item. I give & bequeath to my son, Francis Cogswell, my share or half part of Cross' 
Island, together with that tract of salt marsh I bought of John Burnam, which several parts 
shall be to the said Francis and his heirs forever ; and, also, my will is that said Francis shall 
be supported at College till he he has taken the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, and that at the 
Charge of my executor ; and, also, I give to my son Francis one common right in the undivided 
lands in Gloucester. 

"Item. I give to my daughter, Susana Butler, Five pounds, which is in ful of portion to 
her, only she shall have in reversion an equal share in the house-hold goods before mentioned. 

" Item I give to my daughter, Elizabeth Eveleth, sixty i^ounds, to be paid within three 
years after my decease by my executor ; and, after the decease of now wife, the share of goods 
shall be made up to her twenty pounds, to be paid by my executor. 

"Item. To my Daughter, Anna Goodhue, I give, order, and appoiut that what I have 



done for her upon marriage shall be made up sixty pounds, and at the decease of my wife, her 
natural mother, her then share of household goods shall be made up to her twenty pounds, & 
the above named sixty pounds to be made up and paid within three years from my decease. 

" Item. I give unto my daughter, Sarah Cogswell, and also my daughter, Mary Cogs- 
well, to each of them eighty pounds. 

" Item. I give to youngest daughter, Lucy Cogswell, eighty pounds, to be paid upon 
marriage, or when she shall arrive at full age, and to be supported by my executor till she 
arrive at the age of fourteen years. 

" Item. I do now order, constitute, and appoint my well beloved son, Jonathan Cogs- 
well, to be the sole executor of this my last Will and Testament, and do will and require him 
faithfully to execute & perform every article and part thereof ; and that he may be enabled 
for the discharge of this which I devolve upon him, I give, bequeath, and make over to him, 
the said Jonathan, my executor, and his heirs, all the rest of my estate, both real & personal, 
whatsoever & wheresoever, and the whole shall be to him, the said Jonathan, & his heirs 

(Signed) "Jijnathan Cogswell." 
C John Wise, Af. 

" Witnesses. -I William Cogswell. 
i Henry Wise." 

The Will of Mrs. Cogswell was dated Nov. 14, 1723. 
Her Sons, Jonathan and Francis, were Executors. 

1. To her son, Francis, a silver tankard. 

2. To her daughter, Susanna Butler, her gold rings. 

3. To her daughter, Sarah Brown, her girl Jenney. 

4. To her daughter, Elizabeth Eveleth, the muslin handkerchief "she took so much pains 
to work." 

5. To her daughter, Anne Goodhue, 

6. To her daughter, Mary Cogswell, "my Indian woman, Nell." 

7. To her daughter, Lucy Cogswell, "my black broadcloth mourning suit, silk camblet 
Riding Hood, furbelow, silk scarf, velvet tippet, four pair of my best gloves, one of them my 
silk, three gold rings, one a stone one, my gold button, &c." She disposes also of " negro 

In the cemetery the following inscriptions are found upon grave-stones: 

"(fAPC. aonACBsn (^OGSUjeLL, 

bieb |ulg \h% IZIZ. |n ^is 

"GLIZABGCf), faifc of CAPC. 


bieb 1723, f ofa. 80% 

|n \ti 56tb gear." 


§obg of LU(JY 

(^OG^UJGLL, baug^ttr 

to CAPC. JOnACBAn jfc 


feci', jeb. g£ 23r^ 1Z28, 

|n tljf W\ gear 

of ^er age." 




JoHN^ Cogswell, ( William^, John^), son of William^ [ 3 ] and Susan- 
nah (Hawkes) Cogswell, was born May 12, 1665, in Chebacco, Ipswich, 
Mass. He married Hannah Goodhue, daughter of Dea. William, Jr., 
and Hannah (Dane) Goodhue. She was born July 4, 1673, in Che- 
bacco, Ipswich, Mass., where they resided. Lieut. Cogswell died 1710. 
Mrs. Hannah Cogswell, nie Goodhue, married, 1713, ^Lietit. Thomas 
Perley, son of John and Mary (Howlett) Perley. He was born 1669, in 
Boxford, Mass., where they resided. Lieut. Thomas Perley died Oct. 
24, 17 o. Mrs. Hannah Perley died Dec. 25, 1742. 


Hannah, [38] b. March 27, 1693; m. Oct. 3, 1728, Thomas Burnham. 

William, [39] b. Sept 24, 1694; m. Sept. 24, 1719, '^Mary Cogswell \^b\, m. March 

I3> 1735) ''-Mrs. Elizabeth {Wade) Appleton ; d. Feb. 19, 1762. 
Susanna, [40] b. March 10, 1696; m. 1718, Samuel Low. 

John, [41] b. Dec. 2, 1699; m. Oct. 20, 1720, Susanna Low j d. Dec. 18, 1780. 
Francis, [42] b. March 26, i7oi(?); m. '^Elizabeth , -Miriam , ^Hannah 

Woodbury, ''Mrs. Elizabeth {Williams) Crocker j d. Oct. 28, 1774. 
Elizabeth, [43] m. Oct. 20, 171 7, Col. Joseph Blnney. 
Margaret, [44] m March i, 1722, "^Amos Perley; m. Oct. 11, 1759, 'Lieut. Mark 

Nathaniel, [45] b. Jan. 19, 1707 ; m. Jan. 31, 1740, Judith Badger; d. March 23, 1783. 
Bethia, [46] m. Jan. 15, 1730, Jedidiah Blaney. 
Joseph, [47]. He died in early manhood, 1728. 


Lieut. John Cogswell was called to fill various public offices in the town, and was a mem- 
ber of the church. He died at the age of forty-five, leaving a property appraised at ;i^889 2^-., 
without a will. Mrs. Cogswell was appointed, June 5, 17 10, administratri.x. This record 
appears : " Hannah Cogswell, widow, made charge of lying in after death of her husband and 
for funeral of child, and for bringing up two children about four and two years of age." 

Mrs. Hamiah Cogswell married Lieut. Thomas Perley, of Boxford, Mass. He was a 
widower with children. His first wife was Mrs. Abigail Peabody, nee Towne, daughter of 
Edmund Towne, Esq., and widow of Jacob Peabody, of Topsfield, Mass. They were married 
Jan. 12, 1686. They lived in Topsfield, where Mrs. Abigail Perley died, Eeb. 14, 171 2. 

Lieut. TJiomas Perley was a leading citizen both in Boxford and in Topsfield, holding 
various offices of moderator, selectman, and representative to the General Court. He was a 
member of the Congregational Church. His occupation was farming. He left an estate of 
£72^. His widow, Mrs. Hannah Perley, survived him about two years. 


John, b. Feb. 13, 1697. He died in boyhood, June 23, 1705. 

Amos, b. May 3, 1699; m. March i, 1722, Margaret Cogswell [44]; d. March, 1748. 


Lois, b. April 23, 1702 ; m. Aug. 24, 1727, Thomas Pike, of Newbury, Mass. Their children 
were : Abigail, Sarah, Lois, Hannah, Moses, Perley, and Thomas. 

Asa, b. May 9, 1704. He died in boyhood, April 14, 171 1. 

Abigail, b. April 26, 1708; m. Dec. 12, 1728 (fourth wife), Samuel Morse, of Newbury. Her 
children were : Abigail, Hannah, Jeremiah, and Ann. 


Mary, b. June 7, 1714 ; m. Jan. 31, 1738, Joseph Batchelder, of Wenham, Mass. ; d. June 21, 1773. 

They settled in Clrafton, Mass. Their children were : Mary, Perley, Susanna, 

Sarah, Joseph, Jeremiah, and Susanna. He married, Sept. 8, 1780, '■^Sarah 

Tilton, of East Sudbury, Mass. He died 1797. 
Sarah, b. May 12, 1716; m. Dec. 2, 1736, Jonathan Putnam, of Salem (now Danvers), Mass. 

Their children were : Jeremiah, Sarah, Jonathan, Hannah, Elizabeth, Lydia, 

Nathan, Levi, Perley, and Aaron. 
Jeremiah, b. June 30, 1719. He died in early life, Nov. 28, 1737. 

William Goodhue, father of Mrs. Hannah (Goodhue) Cogswell, married, Nov. 14, 1666, 
Hannah Dane. He was deacon of Chebacco church, captain of militia, freeman Oct. 12, 
1682, selectman from 1696 to 1698, and representative to General Court nine years, between 
1691 and 1711. Mrs. Cogswell had a brother, who was a clergyman. Rev. Francis Goodhue. 
She was administratrix of John Cogswell's estate. There is record of the following receipt : 
" Received from our married mother, Mrs. Hannah Pearley, admx. of our father, John Cogs- 
well's estate, late of Ipswich." This was signed as follows: "July 11, 1726, Amos Perley, 
husband of Margaret; Jan 21, 172!, Francis Cogswell; May 4, 1726, John Cogswell; Dec. 20, 
1726, Elizabeth (Cogswell) l^laney ; Aug., 1726, William Cogswell, Nathaniel, Pethia, and 
Susanna Cogswell, Hannah Purnham, and Joseph Cogswell." 

Dea. IVilliam Goodhtie left the library of his deceased son, Rev. Francis Goodhue, to his 
grandson, Francis Cogswell, who was fitting for college in 1712. It is probable that this 
Francis Cogswell [ 42 ] did not enter college. 


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Adam'^ Cogswell, ( Willianfi, y<?//«'),son of William^ [3] and Susanna 
(Havvkes) Cogswell, was born Jan. 12, 1667, in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass. 
He married Abigail . Mrs. Cogswell died Dec, 1729. Capt. Cogs- 
well died Feb. 8, 1749. 


Caleb, [48] m. Oct. i, 172S, Mary Tyler j d. March 28, 1786. 

William, [49] b. Dec. 15, 1687. He died in infancy, Aug. 16, 1688. 

Abigail, [50]]:!. March 21, 1689; m. Thomas Varney. 

Adam, [51] b. April 17, 1691, 

Jeremiah, [52] b. Feb. 22, 1693. 

Katharine, [53]. She died, unmarried, Oct. 23, 1729. 

Mary, [54] m. {pjib. April 19, 1718) Joseph Gilbert. 

William, [55] m. Haiuiah Bur>ihai?i ; d. 1727. 



Mr. Cogswell was a trustee of the parish, a selectman of the town, and 
held a captain's commission. Mrs. Cogswell was a member of the church. 

Adam Cogswell, Jr., yeoman, bought land, tenements, and dwelling-house in Chebacco 
of Nathaniel and Judith Perkins for nine score and twelve pounds, ;!^I92. Adam, Sen., or 
Adam, Jr., was a grantee of Winchendon in his own right, .\pril 13, 1736. 



(KUtnt aloQital. 

Sarah'^ Cogswell, ( Williajii^, yoJin^), daughter of William- [ 3 ] and 
Susanna (Hawkes) Cogswell, was born Feb. 3, 1668, in Chebacco, 
Ipswich, Mass. She married, Nov. 6, 1685, Dea. William Noyes, a son 
of Rev. James Noyes. They lived in Newbury, Mass. 


Rev. James N'oyes came to America in 1634, and was settled, 1635, ^^ colleague of his 
uncle. Rev. Thomas Parker, in the First Church, in Newbury, Mass. Rev. Mr. James Noyes 
died Oct. 22, 1656, at the age of forty-eight years. 




Elizabeth-^ Cogswell, {yo/ur, John^), daughter of John^ [4] Cogs- 
well, was born 1648, in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass. Her parents both 
died when she was a child. She was placed in the care of her grand- 
parents, John [ 1 ] and Elizabeth (Thompson) Cogswell. She married 
Abraham Welluiau-, of Lynn, Mass. Her death occurred May 10, 1736. 


" I, Elizabeth Wellman, do acknowledge that I received of my grandmother Cogswell a 
gould ring, a sute of child bed linnen, & thin laced hand cuffs. I say I received. 


"Dated June 3, 1676. " The mark of X 

" Acknowledged in presence of us. 

" Cornelius Waldo. 
Hannah PValdo." 




JoHN^ Cogswell, {JoJin^, yohti^), son of John- [4] Cogswell, was 
born 1650, in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass. He married, July 22, Margaret 
Gijford, daughter of Dr. John Gifford, of Lynn, Mass. They lived in 
Ipswich, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died in 1724. Mrs. Cogswell survived 
her husband. 


Margaret, [56] b. Sept. 6, 1675; m. May 10, 1698, Moses Hawkes. 

Elizabeth, [57] b. Aug. \, 1677 ; m. June 16, 1701, Ebenezer Hawkes ; d. June 16, 1 71S 

Gifford, [58] b. Aug. 4, 1679; m. Dec. 27, 1722, Sarah Parsons j d. March, 1752. 

Sarah, [59] b. Sept. 16, 1681. 

John. [60] b. Sept. 6, 1683; m. 1708, Sarah Browti j d. 1719. 

Mary, [61] b. Dec, 1685 ; m {pub. Sept. 8, 1716) Jacob Perkins. 

Bethany, [62] b. 1687; m. July 22, 1723, Samuel Gott ; d. April 23, 1755 

Susanna, [63] b. May 5, 1691 ; m. Dec. 14, 1721, yeremiah Parsons. 

Samuel, [64] b. Feb. 23, 1693: m. 1723, Mary Lufkiti. 

Mr. Cogswell, going in pursuit of hostile bands of Indians, was captured 
by them. How long he was held a captive and the manner of his escape are 
not known. Some time in 1675 ^e brought suit against his uncle, WilHam- 
Cogswell, giving rise to the famous case of Cogswell vs. Cogswell before men- 
tioned. The case was finally decided. May 29, 1677, in favor of the defendant, 
after several trials, and Mr. Cogswell was obliged to pay costs of ^13 ^s. 
Mr. Cogswell left a will, dated Sept. 16, 17 13, which was proved Aug. 31, 
1728. In his will he mentions his wife Margaret, three sons, and six daughters. 
Mrs. Cogswell's father. Dr. Gifford, was the agent for the iron works in Saugus, 
and owned a farm in that vicinity. 




Samuel^ Cogswell, {yohn~, yohn^), son of John^ [4] Cogswell, was 
born in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass. He married, Oct. 27, 1668, Susanna 
Haven, daughter of Richard and Susanna (Newhall) Haven. She was 
born in Saybrook, Conn., where they lived. Mr. Samuel Cogswell died 
prior to 1701. 



Hannah, [65] b. June 4, 1670; m. Jan. 20, 1692, Josiah Dibell. 
Susanna, [65] b. Nov. 23, 1672, 

Wastall, [67] b. Feb. 17, 1674; rn- ^Hantiak ; m. May 24, 1697, '^Martha ; 

d. prior to 1709. 
Samuel, [68] b. Aug. 3, 1677 (1675 ?); m. Mrs. Ann (Mason) Denison. 
Robert, [69] b. July 7, 1679. 

Joseph, [70] b. April 10, 1682: m. Aug. 25, 1710, Anna Orvis. 
Nathaniel, [71] b. Dec. 16, 1684. 
John, [72] b. Aug. 6, 1688. 
Joshua, [73] m. Mary . 


Samuel Cogswell came to Saybrook, unmarried, about 1665, and settled 
on a farm. The Colonial Records of Connecticut state that he was made 
freeman, May, 1669. There has been some uncertainty expressed by different 
writers as to his parentage and whence he came to Saybrook, also as to the 
person he married. There is little doubt he was born in Ipswich, Mass., and 
wasthe son of John^ Cogswell [ 4], who died on his return passage from Lon- 
don in 1653, and that he married, as above given, Susanna Haven, of the 
town of Lyme, Conn. Lyme was Saybrook until 1667. 


Sainucl Cogswell, of Savbrook, Conn., sold, Feb. 9, 1674, five acres of land in Lyme, Conn., 
to Edward DeWolf, for the sum of £,\2. 

Richard Havctt, Mrs. Cogswell's father, was a farmer in Saybrook, Conn., in 1645. 

John Wastall, of Saybrook, Conn., deeded, June 13, i6Si, to the children of his loving 
kinsman, Richard Haven, of Lyme, Conn., 3,000 acres of land in Hebron, Conn., which he had 
by will of Joshua, Sachem. It is said that John Wastall mentions in his will Wastall Cogs 
well, a son of Samuel and Susanna Cogswell, as a grandson. This suggests that the wife of 
Richard Haven mav have been Susanna Wastall (instead of Newhall), a sister perhaps of 
John Wastall, and so Richard Haven would l:)e his kinsman. .Some have read the name of 
Samuel Cogswell's wife, which is much blotted on the record, " Hearn," others " Wastall " ; 
but it was doubtless Susanna Haven. 

" Sa7}iicel Cogswell sold 10 acres of salt marsh in Chebacque to Abraham Perkins. 1674." 
This was land let to his father, John Cogswell, for 1,000 years. The land record shows that 
the land willed by Joshua, Sachem, was divided into eightv-si.x shares among the proprietors 
of Hebron, in 1702, the quantity being according to quality. John Wastall owned shares 
Nos. 44, 66, and 83, about two hundred and sixty-three acres. .Samuel Cogswell owned two 
shares, Nos. 9 and 84, making one hundred and nine and three fifths acres. The disposal of 
these lands does not appear on the town records of Hebron ; probably to be found in probate 
records, now in the Andover District, Tolland Co., Conn. 

In 1 7 10 proprietors voted a second division of upland to be made, each proprietor receiv- 
ing not less than fortv nor more than sixtv acres on each thousand-acre right. Samuel Cogs- 
well received one hundred and one acres. Wastall Cogswell was dead. The same year, 
1710, by a third division, Samuel Cogswell received twelve acres. 




Edward^ Cogswell, ( Willianfi, William'^, John^), son of William-^ 
[14] and Martha (Emerson) Cogswell, was born Aug. 13, 1686, in 
Gloucester, Mass. He married, r/oS, Hannah Broivn. She was born 
in 1 69 1. They resided in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. In 1735 
remov^ed to Preston, Conn., and in 1747 removed and settled in New 
Milford, Conn. Mrs. Cogswell died June 6, 1771. Mr. Cogswell died 
April 17, 1773. 


Samuel, [74] b. March i, 1710; m. '^Lydia Starkweather. 

Edward, [75]. He died in infancy. 

Nathaniel, [76] b. Feb. 13, 1714: m. Dec. 8, 1737, ^Huldah Kinney; m. Ma}' 25, 

1757, ^Mrs. Bridget Wedge; m. May 30, 1782, ^Mrs. Eunice IVilliams ; 

d. Nov. 4, 1810. 
Judith, [77] b. Jan. 25, 171 7: m. Jacob Kinney. 
Hannah, [78] b April 13, 1719; m. Matthew Beat. 
John, [79] 1). April 5, 1721 ; m. Sarah Freeman. 
Martha, [80]. She died in infancy. 
Lucy, [81] b. April 14, 1726; m. Daniel Averill. 
Martha, [82]. She died in infancy. 

Martha, [83] b. Nov. 11, 1728: m. Moses Averill; d. July 30, 1781. 
Elizabeth, [84]. She died in infancy. 

Emerson, [85] b. July 19, 1732; m. Aug. 29, 1751, Mary Miles. 
William, [86] b. Dec. 22, 1734: m. Nov. 4, 1762, Anna Whittlesey ; d. Feb. 19, 1786. 

Edward Cogswell is mentioned as a member of "The New London Soci- 
ety United for Trade and Commerce," in 1732. This was probably Edward* of 
Ipswich, ]\lass., for we find him soon after, 1735, in Preston, New London Co., 


Conn., where he remained some ten years ; he then made a purchase of wild 
land in the northern part of New Milford. He purchased, Sept. lo, 1745, of 
John Baker and Caleb Mallory, for ^iio, old tenor, the thirty-third lot of the 
south tier of lots in the so-called North Purchase, and became, in 1747, the 
first settler in that region. Subsequently, he bought other lands in the vicinity, 
established iron works, and did much to develop the resources of that new 
country. Mr. Cogswell lived to be eighty-seven years of age. His grave is 
near that of his youngest son, Major William^ [ 86 ] Cogswell, in the cemetery 
of New Preston Parish, Washington, Conn. 

Edward* Cogswell, his son, Samuel^, and son-in-law, Jacob Kinney, were very active in 
establishing the institutions of religion in that part of New Milford known as New Preston, 
now Washington, Conn. This was accomplished in 1753; and in Nov, 1754, " It was voted 
to build a meeting-house 36x26 feet, with five windows of twelve lights each." It is said that 
Edward Cogswell made a " Family Record of the Cogswells," and that there is a-n extant 
copy of it in Cazenovia, Madison Co., N. Y. This has not been found; but his grandson, 
John^, left a record, in possession of M. W. Cogswell, Esq., Elyria, Ohio, which has been of 
great service. John** Cogswell [ 250 ] says that his uncle John' and aunts Lucy^ and Martha^ 
Cogswell, children of Edward, removed to some place in Vermont, near a lake. Edward 
Cogswell had a large and influential family. His descendants are very nuriierous in Connecti- 
cut, Vermont, and Pennsvlvania. 



Martha^ Cogswell, {Williajit^, William-, yohn^), daughter of Wil- 
liam*^ [14] and Martha (Emerson) Cogswell, was born in Chebacco 
Parish, Ipswich, Mass. She married, Oct. 9, \ y 10, Matthczv Whipple, 
son of Major Matthew and Martha (Denison) Whipple, who was the 
grand-daughter of Gen. Daniel Denison. They lived in Ipswich, Mass., 
and in New Milford, Conn. 

IViUiam^ Cogszvell, Mrs. Whipple's father, died, and Matthew Whipple was appointed 
guardian, 1709, of her brother Emerson and sister Dorothy, who were minors. Mrs. Whipple 
was an heir to one-sixth part of the property of her deceased brother, William* Cogswell, 
who was killed by the Indians in 17 10. Mr. and Mrs. Whipple deeded, Dec. 18, 1712, one- 
sixth part of Loblolly Cove Point, which was property that they had received of her brother 
William's estate. This deed was witnessed by Jonathan Cogswell. Mrs. Whipple's sister, 
Mrs. Dorothy (Cogswell) Moulton, deeded, Nov. 20, 17 13, one-sixth part of Loblolly Cove 
Point, the deed acknowledged by her Nov. 15, 17 17. 


Matthe7u Whipple, of " Ipswich, in the County of Essex, in the Province of Massachusetts 
Bay, yeoman," bought of Edward Cogswell, Oct 24, 1747, " one half of the Iron Works in New 
Milford, North Purchase, standing on a stream called Aspetuck . . . with all the appurte- 
nances, privileges, and accommodations belonging thereunto, with the privilege of the iron ore, 
as I, said Edward Cogswell, have of P^lisha Williams and Martin Kellogg." From which it 
appears that Edward Cogswell and his brother-in-law, Matthew Whipple, carried on the first 
manufacturing interest in that part of New Milford. 

iMartka De)iiso)i, Matthew Whipple's mother, was a daughter of John Denison, who was 
the only son of Major Daniel Denison. Martha Denison married ^Thomas Wiggin, a grandson 
of Gov. Thomas Wiggin, also of Gov. Simon Bradstreet. She married, July, 1693, ^Capt. 
Jonathan Thing, of Exeter, N. H., who died Oct. 30, 1694. They had one son, Daniel, born 
May 12, 1694. She then married ■'^Major Matthew Whipple. The "wife of Maj. Matthew 
Whipple, Esq., died Sept. 12, 1728, in ye 6otli year of her age." 

Capt. Jiviathati Thitii^'s first wife was Mary Oilman. They had two sons, Edward and 
Moses Thing. 


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Emerson* Cogswell, ( Williaiifi, Williant^, yo/in^), son of William^ 
[14] and Martha (Emerson) Cogswell, was born 1700, in Chebacco, 
Ipswich, Mass. He married, Dec. 30, 1736, Mary Pecker, daughter of 
Capt James and Mrs. Bridget (Papillion) Pecker. She was born in 
Boston. They resided in Ipswich and Boston, and subsequently in 
Concord, Mass., where Mr. Cogswell died, March 29, 1788. Mrs. 
Cogswell died Dec. 23, 1795. 


Mary, [87] bapt. June 18, 1738; m. Capt. William Burley. 

William, [88] bapt. March 23, 1739. 

Martha, [89] bapt. March 21, 1741 ; m. Jan. 8, 1767, Capt. John IVhipplej d. March 

29, 1 816. 
EMER.SON, [90] bapt. Feb. 12, 1743; m. 1773, ^Eunice Robinson; m. May 3, 1789, 

''■Ann Learnard; m. 1794, ^Mrs. Elizabeth Buttrickj d. May 13, 1808. 
Susannah, [91] bapt. March 17, 1745; m. ^Jeremiah Robinson., Jr.; m. Jan. 15, 1819, 

''Capt. John Whipple; d. Dec. r8, 1836. 
Bridget, [92] bapt. April 14, 1751 ; m. Jan. 18, 1770, Col. Edward Wig^lesworth. 
James, [93] ^rt://. 1755; m. Dec. 3, 1780, Mrs. Rebecca Baldwin; d. Aug. 19, 1837. 


Emerson Cogswell, after marriage, resided some years in Ipswich. His 
house stood near the present station on the Eastern Railroad, the site, 1884, 
of Damon's Block. He was a tanner and currier, and carried on the business 


near the Stone Bridge. He was a member of the First Church in 1746, 
and became one of the original members of the South Parish, which was 
incorporated by act of the General Court, June 5, 1747. He removed to 
Boston, and in 1769 was residing at the corner of Salem and Hanover Streets. 
He purchased, Dec. 17, 1771, a hatter's shop, in Concord, Mass., to which town 
he soon after removed, and there spent the rest of his days. 

Mary Cogswell, the oldest daughter of Emerson and Mary (Pecker) Cogswell, married 
Capt. Burley, who followed the seas. Their residence was in Boston, Mass. They had no 

John Papillion, whose widow Capt. James Pecker married, was an Englishman. He mar- 
ried Bridget in England, "June ye 7th, 1710. They had one son, Ebenezer, born April ye 9th, 
1712." Mr. Papillion died 1718, in London. Soon after, Mrs. Papillion and her son arrived in 
America. Her son, Ebenezer Papillion, followed the seas. 

Caft. James Pecker, son of James and Ann (Davis) Peckei", was born Nov. 15, 1684, in 
Haverhill, Mass. He married Mrs. Bridget Papillion. They had two daughters, Mrs. Cogs- 
well and Mrs. Susanna Clarke. Mrs. Clarke wrote verses against the use of tea in the Revo- 
lutionary times. Mrs. Pecker survived her husband, Capt. James Pecker, who died April 28, 
1734, and also her son, Ebenezer, who was lost at sea in 1736, at the age of twenty-four years. 
Subsequently to the death of both husband and son, she writes : " Very pleasant were these 
to me while living. The loss of them will make me go mourning to my grave." A paper, 
inscribed by her after her husband's death, had the following reference : " He was my truly 
worthy and dearly beloved James Pecker, who died April ye 28th, 1734, in the forty-ninth year 
of his age, in the division of things to me, his widow, Bridget Pecker." " Open Thou mine eyes 
that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law." Capt. James Pecker devised an estate of 
nearly ;i^3,ooo. For a copy of his will, dated April 22, 1734, and of the inventory of his estate, 
dated May 10, 1734, vid. "Pen Portraits," pp. 565-572. 

Mrs. Mary {Pecker) Cogstuell had an uncle, John Pecker, of Haverhill, and an uncle, 
Daniel Pecker, of Boston, Mass. It is thought, that Dr. James Pecker, of Haverhill, who 
married, Dec. 13, 1744, Susannah Cogswell [132], was a near relative. 




Jonathan* Cogswell, {JonatJian^, Williavi^, JoJui^), son of Capt. 
Jonathan^ [15] and Elizabeth (Wainwright) Cogswell, was born May i, 

1687, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married ^Hannah . 

Mrs. Cogswell died June 18, 1723. Mr. Cogswell married, July i, 1730, 
'^Elizabeth Wade, daughter of Jonathan Wade, of Ipswich. They lived 
in Chebacco Parish, on the Cogswell farm. Mrs. Elizabeth Cogswell 
died Nov. 17, 1749. Mr. Cogswell died April 2, 1752. 



Jonathan, [94] b. March 27, 1732. He died in infancy, Feb. 12, 1733. 
Elizabeth. [95] b. Nov. 26, 1734; m. {pub. Nov. 7, 1754) Nathaniel Farley ; d. 1763. 
Jonathan, [96] b. April 20, 1736. He died in infancy, Sept. 23, 1736. 
Mary, [97] b. May 5, 1737: m. March 22, 1756, John Wise; d. Feb. 8, 1818. 
Nathaniel. [98] b. May 9, 1739; "■>• March 26, 1761, ^ Sarah Northendj m. March 

8, 1777, -Lois Searle; d. May 24, 1822. 
Jonathan, [99] b. July 11, 1740: m. Feb. 4, 1768, Elizabeth Wise; d. April 19, 1819. 
William, [100] b. June 9, 1742. He died in infancy. 
Abigail, [ioi] b. July 16, 1744; m. Dec. 12, 1765, Thomas Pickard. 
James, [102] b. May 20, 1746. He died in infancy, June 10, 1746. 
Daniel, [103] b. July 3, 1747. He died in infancy, Nov. 3, 1747. 
Susanna, [104] b. Nov. 3, 1749; m. April 13, 1769, Lieut. Thomas Treadwell ; d. 

Nov. 29, 1842. 

Jonathan Cogswell inherited the Cogswell homestead. He was com- 
missioned Justice of the Peace, Oct. 26, 1733- His commission, bearing the 
signatures of the Province officers, is still in existence ; also a volume, heavily 
bound, which as a magistrate he often consulted, entitled " Acts and Laws of 
His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay, in New England, Passed by 
the Great and General Court in Assembly of the Massachusetts Bay, Published 
1726." The date of the most ancient enactment was 1692. It is said that 
Jonathan Cogswell, Esq., built the house in which the late Adam Boyd resided. 

The stone that marks the grave of Mrs. Cogswell is thus inscribed : " Here 
lyes ye body of Mrs. Hannah Cogswell, wife to Mr. Jonathan Cogswell, Dec'd 
June ye i8th, 1723, In the 32(1 year of her age." The stone that marks his 
grave bears this inscription : " Here lies Buried the Body of Jonathan Cogs- 
well, Esq , who departed This Life April ye 2ndj 1752, Aged 64 years." There 
is also another stone, without date, which doubtless marks the grave of his 
infant son, Jonathan, inscribed as follows : " Here lyes the body of Jonathan 
Cogswell, son to Jonathan Cogswell, Esq., and Mrs. Elizabeth Cogswell, Aged 
I yr. 8 mos. 16 days." 

JHcmor antra. 

A Coi'Y OK Commission gr.inted ro Jonathan Cogswell. 

"GEORGE TIfE SECOND, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, 
King, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all unto whom these Presents shall come, Greeting : 
Know ye that we have assigned and constituted, and do liy these Presents assign, constitute, 
and appoint our trusty and well-beloved Jonathan Cogswell to be one of our Justices, to keep 
our I'eace in the County of Essex, within our I'rovince of the Massachusetts Bay, in New 
England ; and to keep and cause to be ke]5t the laws and ordinances made for the good of the 
Peace and for the Conservation of the same, and for the (juict Kulc and Government of our 
people in the said County, in all and every the articles thereof, according to the force, ?"orm, 
and effect of the same; and to chastise and Punish all Persons offending against the Form of 
these Laws and ordinances, or any of them, in the county aforesaid, as according to the form 
of these Laws and ordinances should be fit to be done ; and to cause to come before him, the 
said Jonathan Cogswell, those that shall break the i)eace or attempt anything against the 


same, or that shall threaten any of our People in their persons or in burning their houses, to 
find sufficient security for the peace and for the good behavior towards us and our people, 
and if they shall refuse to find such security, then to cause to be ke]n safe in Prison until they 
shall find the same ; and to do and perform in the county aforesaid all and whatsoever, accord- 
ing to the laws and ordinances of our province aforesd, or any of them, a Justice of the Peace 
may and ought to do and perform ; and with other of our Justices of the Peace in said county 
(according to the Tenor of the. commission to them Granted), to enquire by the oaths of good 
and lawful men of our said county, by whom the truth may be the better known of all, and 
all manner of Thefts, Trespasses, Riots, Routs, and unlawful assemblies whatsoever, and all 
singular other misdeeds and offences of which Justices of the Peace in their general Sessions 
may and ought to require by whomsoever or howsoever done or perpetrated, or which shall 
hereafter happen howsoever to be done or attempted in the county aforesaid, contrary to 
the form of the Laws and ordinances aforesaid, made for the common good of our Province 
aforesad and the People thereof; and with other Justices in our sd County (according to the 
Tenour of the Commission to them Granted as aforesd) to hear and determine all and singular 
the said Thefts, Trespasses, Riots, Routs, unlawful assemblies, and all and singular other 
the Premises, and to do therein as to justice appertaineth, according to the Laws, Statutes, 
and ordinances aforesd. In testimony whereof We have caused the Publick Seal of Our Prov- 
ince of the Massachusetts Bay aforesaid to be hereunto affixed. 

" Witness, Jonathan Belcher, our Captain-General and Govcrnour-m-Chief of our Prov- 
ince, at Boston, the twenty-sixth Day of October, 1733, In the seventh year of our reign. 

" By order of the Governour, with advice and consent of Council. 

"J. Belcher. 

"J. WiLLARD, Sc'c-y." 

Thomas and Abigail {Cogsivdl) Pickard lived in Rowley. He was a merchant. They 
afterwards removed to Maine. 



Susanna* Cogswell, {yoiiathan^, Williani^, yohi^), daughter of 
Capt. Jonathan^ [15] and Elizabeth (Wainwright) Cogswell, was born 
in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. She married ^ William Butler, son 
of William Butler, of Ipswich, Mass. Mr. Butler died May 25, 1723, 
at the age of forty-six years. Mrs. Butler married, Feb. 10, 1728, 
^yacob Perkins, who died March, 1754. 


William, b. Nov. i, 171 5. 

Susanna, b. July i, 171 7; m. Low. 

Elizabeth, b. April 6, 1718. 

Jotiathan, b. April 9, 1721. 

Sarah, b. Feb. 27, 1722. She died in infancy, July 11, 1723. 

Mary, b, Feb. 13, 1723. 


Ljicy, b. Oct. 25, 1730. Francis, b. May 5, 1732. 


Airs. Susanna Butler administered on the estate of her deceased husband, William Butler, 
Nov. 30, 1728. The names of William, Susanna Low, Elizabeth, and Mar}- appear as children. 
Mary Cogswell [ 61 ] was the first wife of Jacob Perkins. 




Francis'* Cogswell, {JouatJian^, VVilliavfi, yohn^), son of Capt. 
Jonathan^ [15J and Elizabeth (Wainwright) Cogswell, was born 1698, 
in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married, March 14, 1727, 
Elisabeth Rogers, daughter of Rev. John and Martha (Wittingham) 
Rogers. She was born July 28, 1707, in Ipswich, Mass., where they 
resided. Mr. Cogswell died March 9, 1756. Mr.s. Cogswell survived 
her husband. 


Elizabeth, [105]. She died in infancy, Jan. 4, 1729. 

John, [106] b. 1731. He died young. 

Jonathan, [107] b. 1733. He died young. 

Elizabeth, [108] b. Aug. 4, 1736. 

Francis, [109] b. Sept. 26, 1737; m. Oct. 22, 1756, Eunice Low. 

John, [ho] b. Sept. 17, 1738. 

Jonathan, [hi] b. Dec. 23, 1739. 

Martha, [112] b. July 25, 1742. She died in infancy, Jan. 27, 1743. 

Daniel, [113] b. Sept. 23, 1744. He died in infancy. 

Nathaniel, [114] b. Dec. 2, 1747. He died in infancy, Dec. 20, 1747. 

William, [115] b. June 11, 1750; m. May 24, 1773, Abigail Dawes ; d. May 27, 1823. 

Francis Cogswell fitted for college in the Ipswich Grammar School, and 
graduated from Harvard College in 1718. Mr. Cogswell was a merchant. He 
built and lived in what was called the " Sawyer House." He was appointed a 
Justice of the Peace, and represented the town in the General Court in 1750, 
1751, and 1752. His will was dated Feb. 25, 1755, and proved March 29, 
1756. Mrs. Elizabeth Cogswell was executrix. Elizabeth, Francis, John, 
Jonathan, and William appear as children : the others were dead. 

Mrs. Elizabeth (Rogers) Cogswell was the twin sister of Rev. Daniel Rogers. 
He graduated from Harvard College in 1725 ; was tutor and fellow of Har- 
vard College from 1731 to 1741 ; afterward the first pastor of the Second 
Congregational Church in Exeter, N. H., from Aug. 31, 1747 to his death, 


Dec. 19, 1785. Mrs. Cogswell's father was Rev. John Rogers, born in 
Ipswich, July 7, 1666, graduated from Harvard College, 1684, and pastor of 
First Church in Ipswich from Oct. 12, 1692, to his death, Dec. 28, 1745. 
Her brother, Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, born March 4, 1704, in Ipswich, gradu- 
ated from Harvard College in 1721, was settled a pastor of the same church, 
colleague with his father, Oct. 18, 1727, and continued in the pastoral office 
until his death, May 10, 1775. Her grandfather, John Rogers, born 1630, in 
Assington, England, graduated from Harvard College in 1649, was also 
pastor of this church from 1656 to 1683, when he resigned and became 
the president of Harvard College, but died soon after July 2, 1684. Mrs. 
Cogswell's great-grandfather. Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, was a descendant of 
John Rogers, the martyr. He was born, 1598, in Haverhill, England, edu- 
cated at Emmanuel College, in Cambridge, England. At the age of forty 
years came to America, became the successor of Rev. Nathaniel Ward in 
1630, as pastor of the First Church in Ipswich, and continued in the pastoral 
office until his deatli, July 3, 1655. Thus the church in Ipswich had four pas- 
tors of the name of Rogers in successive generations of the same family. 
Their ministries covered one hundred and thirty-two years within a period 
of less than one hundred and forty years. Mrs. Cogswell, was known as 
" Madam Cogswell." 

Francis Cogswell and his wife Elizabeth, of Ipswich, Mass., by a deed, dated Feb. 12, 
1731, made over certain land in Gloucester to Jonathan Cogswell, of Chebacco Parish. 
This was land which was devised to said Francis by his father, Capt. Jonathan Cogswell's 
will of July 9, 1717, as "one common right in the undivided lands in Gloucester." This deed 
was witnessed by Christian Wainwright and Bethia Cogswell [46]. Francis Cogswell, Esq., 
by his will of Feb. 25, 1755, bequeathed to his son Francis [ 109 ] his dwelling-house, his best 
schooner, "Deborah," his "flake-room and stages," and "Jeffries Neck." 

Rev. Nathaniel Ward became the minister of Ipswich, Mass., June, 1634. He was the 
author of "The Simple Cobbler of Agawam," which was one of the cleverest and wittiest 
books of that day. Rev. Increase Mather said of Mr. Ward : " He had one godly speech 
worth all his other witty speeches, which was, ' / have only tzvo comforts to live upon : the one 
is, the perfections of Christ ; the other is, the imperfections of all Christians.' " 




Hannah'' Cogswell, {Johii^, William'^, JoJiii^), daughter of Lieut. 
John^ [17] and Hannah (Goodhue) Cogswell, was born March 27, 1693, 
in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. She married, Oct. 3, 1728, Thomas 
Biiniham, son of John Burnham, of Chebacco Parish, where they 



Thomas, m. Oct. 27, 1750, '^Lucy Cogswell; m. June 11, 1778, '^Elizabeth Burnhamj 

d. May 18, 1779. 
Francis, m. April 14, 1744, ^Mary Burnham ; m. Oct. 26, 1754, '^Margaret Cogswell. 
Rachel, m. Nov. 30, 1751, Joseph Andrews. 


Mary Burnham, Francis Burnham's first wife, was a daughter of Josiah and Elizabeth 
Kurnham. She was born Oct. 16, 1714- 


Mary, b. March 25, 1745; m. A^athaiiicl Biirnliam : lived in Greenfield, N. H. 
Lucretia, b. Feb. 24, 174S; m. April 4, 1771, JVil/iai/i Cogswell [458]. 
Francis, b. Aug. 13, 1750; m. Feb. 9, 1790, Anna Goodhue. 

Margaret Cogswell, the second wife of Francis Burnham, was of unascertained parentage. 


Zacchams, b. Aug. 31, 1755. He died young. 

A'athanh'l, b. July 28, 1758; m. Feb. 20, 1783, Afary Goldsmith. 




William* Cogswell, {yohn^, William^, John^), son of Lieut. John^ 
[17] and Hannah (Goodhue) Cogswell, was born Sept 24, 1694, in 
Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married, Sept. 24, 1719, ^Mary 
Cogswell [3Q], daughter of Capt. Jonathan [15] and Elizabeth (Wain- 
vvright) Cogswell. She was born, 1699, in Chebacco Parish. They 
lived in the Cogswell homestead. Mrs. Mary Cogswell died June 16, 
1734. Mr. Cogswell married, March 13, 1735, '^Alrs. Elisabeth {Wade) 
Appleton, daughter of Capt. Thomas Wade and widow of Benjamin 
Appleton, Esq. Mr. Cogswell died P^eb. 19, 1762. Mrs. Elizabeth 
Cogswell died Dec. 13, 1783. 


Ebenezer, [116] b. June 13, 1720; m. Nov. 22, 1749, Mary Burnham; d. Nov. 17, 

John, [117] b. Feb. 23, 1722, 
Mary, [118] b. Sept. 15, 1723; m. May 11, i74i,John Cogswell [184]; d. Aug. 22, 



Jonathan, [iig] b. May 9, 1725; m. March 16, 1748, Mary Appleton j d. Feb. 11, 

Jacob, [120] b. May 18, 1727; m. 1748, Elizabeth Eveleth, d. Dec. i, 1805. 
Lucy, [121] b. June 28, 1728; m. Jan. 17, 1750, Dea. Thomas Burnham; d. Nov. 4, 

Sarah, [122] b. Feb. 5, 1729. She died in infancy, June, 1730. 
William, [123] b. May, 1731. He died in childhood. May 16, 1734. 
Sarah, [124] b. March 3, 1733. She died in infancy, Jan., 1734. 


Hannah, [125] bapt. Dec. 7, 1735. She died in infancy, Dec. 30, 1735. 

Hannah, [126] bapt. June 7, 1737; m. {pub. Feb. 8, 1755) Francis Perkins. 

William, [127] b. March 5, 1740. He died in infancy, Aug. 10, 1740- 

Susanna, [128] b. April 19, 1741. She died in infancy, June i, 1741. 

Samuel, [129] b. March 15, 1742; m. March 5, 1764, Elizabeth Perkins; d. Dec. 8, 

Susanna, [130] b. July 9, 1743. She d. in infancy, Nov. i, 1743. 
William, [131] b. May 31, 1745. He died in infancy, Feb. 27, 1746. 


William Cogswell, in 1732, built the Cogswell house, which is still standing, 18S4, and 
is occupied by his lineal descendants, Albert and Jonathan Cogswell. Mr. Cogswell's second 
wife, Mrs. Appleton, was a granddaughter of Col. Thomas and Elizabeth Cogswell [ 10 ] Wade. 
Her first husband, Benjamin Appleton, Esq., died Feb. 12, 1731. It probably was the above 
William Cogswell who was appomted, June 25, 1746, one of a "committee to go and view the 
land and see the qualifications thereof, and report to the proprietors as soon as may be " in 
regard to the settlement of Winchendon, Mass. 

In the old burying ground of Chebacco Parish are found gravestones inscribed as follows : 

Wife of William, Died Feb. 19, 1762, 

Died June i6th, 1734, Aged 68 years." 

Aged 34 years." 




Susanna^ Cogswell, {JoJm^, William'^, yohii"), daughter of Lieut. 
John3 [171 and Hannah (Goodhue) Cogswell, was born March 10, 1696, 
in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. She married, 17 18, Samuel Lozv, 
who was the great-grandfather of Capt. Winthrop Low, of Esse.x, Mass. 


Samuel. Susanna. Nathaniel. 




John'* Cogswell {John^, William- , yoJin^), son of Lieut. John^ [11] 
and Hannah (Goodhue) Cogswell, was born Dec. 2, 1699, in Chebacco 
Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married, Oct. 20, 1720, SiisaiDia Loiv. 
She was born Jan. 12, 1698. They lived in Marblehead, and afterwards 
in Haverhill, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died Dec. 18, 1780. She died Jan. 
14, 1784. 


Susanna, [132] b. 1722; m Dr. James Pecker ; d. March 15, 1761. 
Sarah, [133] b. 1725; m. April 11, 1745, Skipper Dodge. 

John, [134] b. Feb. 17, 1728; m. Aug. 21, 1749, ^Abigail White ; m. March 19, 1752. 
-Sarah Bartlett ; d. March 31, 1818. 


The marriage service of John Cogswell and Susanna Low was by Rev. Ebenezer Gay, D. D., 
of Hingham, Mass. Mr. Cogswell was a saddler, storekeeper, and farmer. In deeds and 
other documents he was stvled " Gentleman." 




Francis* Cogswei i , {yohiP, Willianfi, JoJui^), son of Lieut. John^ 
[17 1 and Hannah (Goodhue) Cogswell, was born in Chebacco Parish, 

Ipswich, Mass. He married "" Elizabeth . They lived in Ipswich, 

Mass. Mrs. Cogswell died. Mr. Cogswell married ^Miriam' . Mrs. 

Miriam Cogswell died. Mr. Cogswell married "^Hannah Woodbury, of 
Beverly, Mass. She was born Feb. 4, 1734. Mrs. Hannah Cogswell 
died, and Mr. Cogswell married, Nov. [9, 1767, ""Mrs. Elizabeth {Wil- 
liams) Crocker, daughter of Rev. William Williams, of Western, Mass. 
She was born Oct., 171 5, and the widow of Dea. Benjamin Crocker^ 
A. M. Mr. Cogswell died Oct. 28, 1774. Mrs Elizabeth Cogswell died 
March 12, 1800. 


Ebenezer, [135]^^//. Dec. 25, 1727. He died in early life, 1750. 
Hannah, [136] b. Jan. 19, 1729; m. {pub. March 29, 1750) Zebulon Lane; d. Feb. 9, 


Lydia, [137] b. July 22, 1732; m. 1752, '^Rev. Timothy Symmes ; m. {pub. Feb. 16, 

1760) '^Richard Potter ; d. Oct. 12, 1773. 
Francis, [iz^^bapt. Feb. 4, 1734; m. Feb. 14, 1771, Anstice Manning; d. Oct. 22, 

JOSKPH, [139] bapt. Aug. 16, 1736; m. Aug 16, 1763, Abigail Patch ; d. July 21, 1791. 

Abigail, [140] m. {pnb. April 17, 1762) Abraham Dodge ; d. Nov. 8, 1787. 


Eunice, [141]. She died in infancy. 

Eunice, [142] bapt. Sept. 27, 1739; m. Sept. i, 1761, Capt. John Farley ; d. Sept. 18, 

Miriam, [143]. 

Daniel, [144] b. July 12. 1744. He died in childhood, Sept. 7, 1747. 
Anna, [145] b. Oct. 12, 1746. She died in infancy, Aug., 1747. 

the children of the THIRD MARRIAGE WERE : 

Sarah, [146] b. 1757; m. March 24, 1773, Nathaniel Gratten. 
Susanna, [147] b. 1760; m. Dec. 3, 1776, William Elwell. 
Mary, [148J b. 1761. 

There were no children of the fourth marriage. Mr. Cogswell's will was dated June 6, 
1774, and proved Nov. 25, 1774; his wife, Elizabeth Cogswell, was named as executrix. 
There is mention in Mr. Cogswell's will of two sons, Francis and Joseph; also three 
daughters, Hannah Lane, Eunice Farley, and Abigail Dodge. Mention is made of a son- 
in-law, Abraham Dodge. The sons, F"rancis and Jose]5h, were made residuary legatees 
and executors. 

The will of Mrs. Elizabeth (Williams) Cogswell was dated Aug. 28, 1794; she died 
March 12, 1800. Samuel Partridge, of Hartford, Mass., was executor. Estate settled Sept. 
7, 1801. Mrs. Cogswell mentions her three brothers, Nathaniel, William, and Solomon 
Williams ; and her sisters, Anna Partridge, Mercy .Secombe, Lucy Buckminster, and Esther 
Williams. She names daughters, Hannah Lane, Eunice Farley, Anstice Cogswell, Abigail 
Cogswell, and granddaughter, Sarah Potter. She mentions her own daughters, Sarah and 
Elizabeth Crocker, granddaughters, Lydia Treadwell, Elizabeth Crocker, Elizabeth Williams, 
and grandsons, John and Joseph Crocker. 

(Signed) X 

Rev. William Williams, Mrs. Cogswell's father, was the s(mi of Rev. William Williams, 
who married a daughter of Rev. John Cotton, D. D., of Boston, Mass. Her father was born 
May ri, 1688, in Hatfield, Mass.; graduated in 1705 from Harvard College, and was ordained 
1707, in Western, Mass. Mrs. Cogswell's mother was a daughter of Rev. Solomon Stoddard, 
of Northampton; hence Mrs. Cogswell was own cousin to President Jonathan Edwards, 
D. D. Williams College was named for this family. 

"Francis Cogswell and Elizabeth, his wife, of Ipswich, to John Secomb and Willis 
Secomb, land situated in Lanesborough, Berkshire Co., Mass. Signed 1768. Witnessed 
before Joseph Appleton, Oct. 22, 1771." 

Capt. John and Eunice {Cogsivell) Farley lived in Ipswich, Mass. He was the son of 
Michael and Elizabeth (Baker) Farley, and inherited the homestead. There is a degree of 
uncertainty in regard to the children of the second and third marriages. 




Elizabeth^ Cogswell, {yolufi, Williani^, yohu^), daughter of 
Lieut. John^ [ n ] and Hannah (Goodhue) Cogswell, was born in Che- 
bacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. She married, Oct. 20, 171 7, Col. JosepJi 
Blaney, son of Joseph Blaney. He was born, and they lived in Marble- 
head, Mass. 


Elizabeth, b. Jan. 14, 1720. She died in infancy. 

Elizabeth, b. May 14, 1723. She died in childhood, March 30, 1729. 

Abigail, b. Dec. 5, 1724. She died in infancy, Jan. i, 1725. 

Abigail, b. Jan. 11, 1726. 

Joseph, b. May 24, 1728. He died in infancy, April 22, 1729. 

Joseph, b. Feb. 12, 1730. 

Benjamin, b. Dec. 16, 173 1. 

Nehemiah, b. Nov. 3, 1733. 

Elizabeth, b. July 2, 1735. 

Susannah, b. June 13, 1737. She died in infancy, June 30, 1737. 

William, b. March 30, 1739. 

Col. Joseph Blaney was a tanner. They sold their right in her father's estate to her 
hrother, William Cogswell [39], Dec. 3, 1726. 

Bethia Cogswell [46], Mrs. Elizabeth (Cogswell) Blaney's sister, married Jedediah Bla- 
ney, of Marblehead, Mass. He was a housewright. • 




Margaret^ Cogswell, {JoJiii^, Williain^, yo/tu^), daughter of 
Lieut. Johir^ [ii] and Hannah (Goodhue) Cogswell, was born in Che- 
bacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. She married, March i, 1722, ^Anios 
Perley, of Boxford, Mass., son of Lieut. Thomas and Mrs. Abigail 
(Peabody) Perley, nee Towne. He was born May 3, 1699, in Topsfield, 
Mass. They lived in Bo.xford, Mass. Mr. Amos Perley died March, 
1748. Mrs. Margaret Perley married, Oct. 11, 1759, "^Lient. Mark 
Howe, son of Abraham and Sarah (Peabody) Howe. He was born 
March 28, 1695, in Ipswich, Mass. Mr. Howe died Feb., 1770. 



Stephen, bapt. third Sabbath of May, 1727. 

A7nos, b. May 18, 1727. 

Abigail^ bapt. Dec. 7, 1729. She died in childhood. 

Hannah, b. Jan. 8, 1731 ; m. 1749, Pa^^ Prichard j d. 1810. 

Abigail, b. Dec. 28, 1732; m. Nov. i, 1750, ^William Spofford ; m. Nov. 16, 1761, 

'^ Jacob Hasen. 
Nathaniel, b. Feb. 13, 1735. 
Enoch, b. May 26, 1737. 

Eunice, b. May 29, 1739; "''• Daniel Nourse j d. 1822. 
Sarah, b. Oct. 21, 1741. She died in childhood. 

Avws Perky, with his wife Margaret, was a member of the First Church in 
Boxford. Mr. Perley was surveyor of highways, overseer of the poor, con- 
stable, selectman, and for many years clerk of the First Parish. His will was 
dated Jan. 14, 1748, and proved April 11, 1748. In his will he gives all 
his household furniture to Margaret, his wife, and orders his son Amos to 
provide her a horse to ride on. He mentions an "old negro, valued ;^8o, 
and young negro, valued ;^i5." One of these was " Jane," who was baptized 
April 7, 1745. Mrs. Perley remained a widow eleven years, when she married 
Lieut. Howe. His first wife was Hephzibah Perkins, of Topsfield, Mass., and 
they had eleven children. By the second marriage there were no children. 


Paul and Hannah [Perley) Prichard removed to New Ipswich, N. H. They were 
members of the church. He was a housewright ; took an active part in the Revolutionary 
times. He was of the Committee of Safety and Correspondence, a selectman and represent- 
ative. Mrs. Prichard was a doctress. Their nine children were, Sarah, Amos, Jeremiah, 
Perley, William, Sarah, Hannah, John, and Benjamin. 

Williaiti and Abigail [Perley) Spofford lived in Georgetown. He was a soldier in the 
French and Indian wars, and died in the service, 1759. They were members of the church, 
and had four children, Abigail, Israel, Sarah, and Olive. Mrs. Abigail Spofford married 
^Jacob Hazen, of Rowley ; they lived in Bo.xford. The children of this marriage were six; 
viz., Jacob, Hannah, William, Hephzibah, Enoch, and Phebe. 

Daniel and Etmice [Perley) Nourse, of Rowley, were members of the church. They had 
nine children; viz., Betsy, Eunice, Lucy, Daniel, Sally, Hannah, Huldah, John, and P'anny. 




Nathaniel'* Cogswell {yohn\ William'^, yoJui^), son of Lieut. 
John^ [17] and Hannah (Goodhue) Cogswell, was born Jan. 19, 1707, in 
Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married, Jan 31, 1740, Judith 


Badger, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Peaslee) Badger. She was 
born Feb 3, 1724, in Haverhill, Mass., where they resided for many 
years. They subsequently removed to Atkinson, N. H. Mr. Cogs- 
well died March 23, 1783. She died May 7, 1810. 


Nathaniel, [149] b. Ma}- 14, 1741. He died in boyhood, Nov. 9, 1754. 
Jeremiah, [150] b. July 12 1743; m. June 12, 1766, Mehitable Clement; d. April 2o> 

Joseph, [151] b. Nov. 23, 1744. He died in childhood, Dec. i, 1746. 
Thomas, [152] b. Aug. 4, 1746: m. Feb. 26, 1770, Ruth Badger ; d. Sept. 3, 1810. 
Joseph, [153] b. Dec. 31. 1747. He died in childhood, July 22, 1752. 
Hannah, [154] b. July 13, 1749; m. Jan. 2, 1772, Rev. Jonathan Searlej d. Dec. i, 

Judith, [155] b. March 23, 1750. She died in childhood, Aug. 21, 1753. 
Amos, [156] Id. Oct. 2, 1752; m. Nov. 20, 1785, Mrs. Lydia {Baker) Wallingfordj 

d. Jan. 28, 1826. 
Judith, [157] b. March 24, 1754. She died in infancy, Sept. 2, 1754. 
Nathaniel Peaslee, [158] b. July 10, 1755; m. May 20, 1777, Susannah Lakeinanj 

d. Jan. 10, 1798. 
Joseph, [159] b. Aug. i, 1756. He died in infancy, Aug. 27, 1756. 
MoSES, [160] b. Sept. 22, 1757; m. June 13, 1781, Hamtah Foster; d. Sept. 16, 

A DAUGHTER, [i6i] b. Jan. 9, 1759. She died the same day, Jan 9, 1759. 
William, [162] b. July 11, 1760: m. July 22, 1786, Judith Badger; d. Jan. i, 1831. 
John, [163] b. Dec. 4, 1761 : m. Sept 5, 1782, ^Abiah Moody; m. '^Mrs. Ruth{Btttler) 

Parsons., nee Pearson; d. July, 1826. 
Ebenezer, [164] b. Feb. 14, 1763: m. Dec. 9, 1783, ^Mary Stone; m. '^Mary Stewart; 

d. Aug. 23, 1847. 
Joseph, [165] b. April 16, 1764; m. Dec, 27, 1788, Judith Colby; d. March 17, 

Francis, [166] b. Sept 27, 1765. He died in childhood, April 28, 1773. 
A DAUGHTER, [167] b. Oct. 18, 1767. She died the same day, Oct. 18, 1767. 

Nathaniel Cogswell was three years old when his father died. He went 
from home in boyhood, and entered a store in Haverhill, Mass. He became 
a leading merchant and a prominent citizen of the town. In person he was 
of medium stature, portly, of dark complexion, with black hair and eyes. He 
was a man of integrity and business capacity. He united with the church 
June I, 1746, and was a devoted and efficient member. 

Mrs. Cogswell was the only surviving daughter of Joseph Badger, Esq., a 
merchant in Haverhill. She was but sixteen years of age at the time of her 
marriage. At the age of twenty, March i8, 1744, she united with the church. 
She was a person of commanding figure and cultured manners. Her com- 
plexion was fair, her hair brown, and her eyes blue. 


Mr. Cogswell, after a successful business life, retired in 1766, and settled 
upon a farm in Atkinson, N. H. He at once became artive in establishing 
religious and educational institutions in the town. He gave the land and 
contributed freely toward the first meeting-house, which was erected by private 
subscription in 1768-9. Prior to the completion of the meeting-house, public 
worship was conducted in Mr. Cogswell's house. 

During the Revolutionary War his patriotism was declared by large loans 
of money, to provide equipments and provisions for the soldiers. These 
loans of money, by reason of a depreciated currency, proved almost a total 
loss. Beside providing money, Mr. Cogswell gave eight sons to the army, 
who served with distinction, and fulfilled an aggregate term of service of more 
than thirty-eight years ; said to be the longest rendered by any family in the 
country. It is said that these eight sons were of such height that in the 
aggregate they measured about fifty feet, making a large amount of soldier 
lineally, as well as in other respects. They all survived the war, and became 
prominent in professional and civil life. 

The last survivor of this large family was Joseph Cogswell, M. D., who 
died March 17, 185 1, in Tamworth, N. H. 


"Haverhill, Aug. 23, 1742. 
" Know all men by these Presents, that I, Nath'l Cogswell, of Haverhill, in county of 
Essex and Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New England, Trader, for and in considera- 
tion of One Hundred & Fifteen Pounds to me in hand paid, Do make over, & sell, & convey 
to Sam'l Phillips, jr., of Andover, Trader, my Negro Boy Cesar, mentioned above and in the 
face of this Bill of Sale. This I do as Fully, Freely, and as absolutely as may be. Moreover, 
I do thereby Bind & oblige myself to Warrant and Defend sd Negro from ye lavvfull Claims 
& Demands of any person or persons whatsoever, to ye above Sam'l Phillip, During sd Negro's 
life. As witness my Hand cSc seal. 

, Nathaniel Walker, 

" Witnessed by i ^ ,, r. t n 
' ' Joiiafhan Buck. 

" Nath'l Cogswell." 

by I 




Caleb^ Cogswell, {Adain-\ Williavfi, yohn^), son of Adam^ [18] 
and Abigail Cogswell, was born in Chebacco Parish, in Ipswich. He 
married, Oct. i, 1728, Mary Tyler, daughter of Moses and Ruth (Per- 
ley) Tyler. She was baptized Oct. 30, 1709, in Boxford, Mass. They 
resided in Littleton, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died March 28, 1786. She 
died Oct. 29, 1788. 



Jeremiah, [168] b. 1732; m. April 17, 1760, ^Elisabeth Hall; m. Oct. 31, 1771, 

'^Sarah Fletcher j d. April 17, 1820. 
Adam, [169] b. April 20, 1733 ; m. Dec. 20, 1755, Sarah Bitrnham; d. Dec. 25, 1781. 
Ruth, [170] m. June 2, 1760, Nathaniel Tuttle. 
Mehitable, [171] m. Dec. 26, 1769, Samuel Hall. 
Benjamin, [172] b. Jan. 4, . 


Caleb Cogswell was the only surviving child at his father's decease, 1748. It is said 
that he was for some years "distracted " and had a guardian. He lived in the northern part 
of Tjttleton, on the road leading to Forge Village, in Westford, near the boundary of the 
town. There was another Cogswell family at a little distance, within the limits of Westford. 

There is mentioned a Caleb Cogswell at the siege of Louisburg, in the journal of Benja- 
min Craft, under date of July 15 and 16, 1745. 


[52] " 


Jeremiah* Cogswell, {Adam^, Williani-, John^), son of Capt. Adam^ 
[18] and Abigail Cogswell, was born Feb. 22, 1693, in Chebacco Parish, 
Ipswich, Mass. He married. 

Jeremiah, [173]. 

their only son was : 




Mary-^ Cogswell, {Adaur\ William^, John^), daughter of Adam^, 
[18] and Abigail Cogswell, was born in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, 
Mass. She married, 171 8, yoseph Gilbert, son of Dea. John and 
Elizabeth (Kilham) Gilbert. He was born Feb. i, 1691, in Ipswich 
Hamlet, and was twin brother of Benjamin Gilbert. They removed to 
Littleton, Mass. Mrs. Mary Gilbert died, and Mr. Gilbert married, 
1739, ^Elizabeth Whipple. 


Dea. John Gilbert, father of Joseph, was one of the first deacons in the church in 
Hamlet, chosen Nov. 9, 1714. He died March 17, 1723. 




William* Cogswell {Adavi^, Wil/iavr, yohn^), son of Capt. Adam^ 
[island Abigail Cogswell, was born in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, 
Mass. He married Hannah Bnrnhaui. They lived in Ipswich, Mass. 
Mr. Cogswell died 1727. Mrs. Hannah Cogswell married (probably 
Aug. 2, 1743) "^Andj^ew Burley, son of Hon. Andrew and Lydia (Pingry) 
Burley. He was bapt. Nov. 29, 17 19. 


Elizabeth, [174] b. 1722; m. {pub. Sept. 22, 1744) Stephen Boardman. 
William, [175] b. Nov. 26, 1724. He died in infancy. 
Hannah, [176] b. Jan. 22, 1726. 


Mrs. Hannah (Burn/iam) Cogswell was the daughter of Mr. Kurley's father's second wife, 
who was Mrs. Hannah Burnham. The inventory of Mr. Cogswell's estate was dated Oct. 26, 
1727. There were forty-six acres of land, which his father, Adam Cogswell, had given him. 

Andrew and Mrs. Hannah [Cogswell) Burley, nie Burnham, lived in Ipswich, Mass. 


Andrew, bapt. Dec. 2, 1744; m. "^Mary Dean ; m. -Rhoda White. 
Hannah, bapt. Sept. 27, 1746; m. Daniel Caldwell. 
John, bapt. Aug. 21, 1748. 
William, bapt. Jan. 6, 1750; m. Dec. 22, 1772, ^Susanna Farley ; m. June 25, 1799, "Lydia 

Austin ; d. April 7, 1S23. 
James, b. Feb. 11, 1753; m. Susanna Szvazy ; d. April, 1822, in Exeter, N. H. 
Abigail, bapt. Oct. 10, 1756. 
Mary, bapt. June 10, 1759. 

■ Mr. and Mrs. Burley lived on a place originally granted by Gov. Thomas Dudley to his 
son, Samuel Dudley. Andrew Burley, Esq., was a graduate of Harvard College, in the class 
of 1742. Rev. John Wainwright and Col. John Denison were his classmates. He died Aug., 
1788, at advanced age. 



Margaret* Cogswell, {yoJuv', Johi^, yohi"), daughter of John^ 
[21] and Margaret (Gifford) Cogswell, was born Sept. 6, 1675, in Lynn, 
Mass. She married. May 10, 1698, Moses Hawkes, son of John and 
Rebecca (Maverick) Hawkes. He was born in Lynn, where they 
resided, Mr. Hawkes died July i, 1709. 



Moses, b. March 4, 1699; m. April 9, 1730, Susanna Townsend. 

Margaret, b. Nov. 5, 1700; m. Aug. 10, 1722, Jeremiah Eaton. 

Adam, b. Dec. 15. 1702. He died, unmarried, July 22, 1729. 

John, b. Jan. 27, 1705; m. April 22, 1732, Hannah Preush; d. Oct. 12, 174S. 

Rebecca, b. Aug. 12, 170S; m. Dec 3, 1732, Samuel Whitford. 

i\foscs Hmokes and Margaret Cogswell were married by Rev. William Hubbard, of Ipswich, 
Mass. Mrs. Rebecca (Maverick) Hawkes, mother of Moses Hawkes, died .Sept. 4, 1659; his 
father, John Hawkes, married, April 11, 1661, -Sarah Cushman. 

Mercy Haivkcs, sister of Moses Hawkes, married Nathaniel Goodhue, of Ipswich, Mass. 

Moses Hawkes, in his will of 1708, gave his farm to his three oldest children, Moses, 
Margaret, and Adam. Ebenezer Hawkes and Hananiah Hutchinson were executors. 

The town, Saugus, was changed to Lynn in 1638, and what is now Saugus was set off 
from Lynn in 18 15. 




Elizabeth'* Cogswell, {JoJin^, JoJm^, Jolui^), daughter of Johii^ 
[21] and Margaret (Gifford) Cogswell, was born Aug. i, 1677. She 
married, June 16, 1701, Ebenezer Hazvkes, son of John and Sarah 
(Cushman) Hawkes. He was born in Lynn, Mass., where they lived. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkes died June 16, 171 8. Mr. Hawkes married, 
1 7 19, -Mrs. Sarah {Barrett) Ncivbold, daughter of William Barrett. 
She died May 3, 1732, and Mr. Hawkes married, 1733, '-^Rnth Graves, 
who died Jan. 15, 1760. Mr. Ebenezer Hawkes died 1766. 


Ebenezer, h. July 14, 1702; m. 1725, Anna Breed. 

Elizabeth, b. April 24, 1704; m. Griffin, 

Safnuel., b. May 12, 1706; m. Philadelphia Estes. 


Ebenezer IJaiukes inherited the homestead which descended to his son Samuel. He was 
an anchor maker and trader; did a large business. After his first wife's death he removed 
to Marblehead, where his son Ebenezer and daughter Elizabeth afterwards settled. He 
bought an entire township in Maine, called Windham, where his grandchildren settled. 

Samuel Hawkes, a descendant, resides on the old place in Saugus, Mass. 





GiFFORD^ Cogswell, {John^, yohn^, John^), son of John^ [21] and 
Margaret (Gifford) Cogswell, was born Aug. 4, 1679, in Ipswich, Mass. 
He married, Dec. 27, 1722, Sarah Parsons, daughter of Jeffrey Parsons. 
She was born Feb. 20, 1695, in Gloucester, Mass. They lived in 
Ipswich. Mr. Cogswell died March, 1752. 


Margaret, [177] m. {pub. March 16, 1744) William Goldthwaite. 

Abigail, [178] m. Feb. 22, 1749, Isaac Marshall. 

Sarah, [179]. 

Mary, [180]. She died unmarried. 


Gifford Cogswell and Sarah Parsons were married by Rev. John White, in Glouces 
ter, Mass. He left no sons. Mr. Cogswell is mentioned with Jacob Perkins and James 
Smith, all of Ipswich, June, 172 1, in the purchase of twenty-seven acres of land, at Straits- 
mouth, Gloucester, Mass., of John Babson. He was trustee of the parish, and a member of 
the church. In 1729, "The town received ;!^ioo of Gifford Cogswell on account of charges at 
law about school farm." 




John* Cogswell, {yoJin^, yohit^, yohn^), son of John^[21] and 
Margaret (Gifford) Cogswell, was born Sept. 6, 1683, in Ipswich, Mass. 
He married, 1708, Sarah Brown, daughter of John Brown. They 
resided in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died 17 19. 
Mrs. Sarah Cogswell died July 15, 1753. 

their children were : 

Sarah, [181] b. 1710; m. Aug. 19, 1734, Jacob Burnham. 

Mary, [182] b. 171 2. 

Martha, [183] b. 1714. 

John, [184] b. July 14, 1717; m. May 11, 1741, Mary Cogswell [118]. 


Mr. Cogswell died at thirty-six years of age. His will was proved Oct. 5, 1719. Mrs. 
Cogswell was a member of the church. 




Marv* Cogswell, {Johtv^, yohn~, yoJin^), daughter of John''^[21] 
and Margaret (Gifford) Cogswell, was born Dec , 1685. She married 
{pub. Sept. 8, 1 7 16) yacob Perkins, son of Isaac and Hannah (Knight) 
Perkins. He was born Nov. 9, 1678. They lived in Ipswich, Mass. 
Mrs. Mary Perkins died, and Mr. Perkins married, Feb. lo, 1728, ^Mrj. 
Susanna {Cogswell) Butler [31]. Mr. Perkins died March, 1754, 


yacob. Mary. Slie died in infancy. 



Bethanv* Cogswell, {yohn^, yohfv, yo/ui^), daughter of John^ 
[21] and Margaret (Gifford) Cogswell, was born 1687, in Ipswich, 
Mass. She married, July 22, 1723, Samuel Gott, of Gloucester, Mass., 
where they resided. Mrs. Gott died April 23, 1755. 


Joseph. ) 

„..'(- b. Au<r. 13, 1725. 
Benjamin, \ » ji / j 

Bethany, b. Sept. 29, 1727 




Susanna* Cogswell, {yokn-\ yo/ut^, yokn^), daughter of John-^ [21] 
and Margaret (Gifford) Cogswell, was born May 5, 1691, in Ipswich, 
Mass. She married, Dec, 14, 1721, yeremiah Parsons, son of Jeffrey 
and Abigail (Younglove) Parsons. He was born March 26, 1697, in 
Gloucester, Mass. 



Jeremiah, b. March lo, 1724; m. Dec. 12, 1751, Milbeny ; d. about 1760. 

Jeffrey ,h. ]v\y 8, 1726. 

Susanna, b. July 11, 1728; m. Capt. William Coas. 

Zacchcens, b. Aug. 21, 1731 ; d. May, 1755. 

Jeremiah Pnrsoits's estate was settled Nov. 7, 1757. Capt. William Coas was of Glouces- 
ter, Mass. 




Hannah"* Cogswell, {Saiiiuer-^, JoJiti^, JoJui'^), daughter of SamueP 
[22] and Susanna (Haven) Cogswell, was born June 4, 1670, in Say- 
brook, Conn. She married, Jan. 20, 1692, yosiaJi Dibcll. 


Elizabeth, b. May 8, 1693. 
Hannah, b. Jan. 28, 1696. 
Susanna, ) 
Martha, | b. Nov. 14, 1697. 

Josiah, b, Dec. 31, 1699, last day of the century. 
John, b. Dec. 15, 1702. 




Wastall^ Cogswell, {Samuel'^, Johfi, yohn^), son of SamueP 
[22] and Susanna (Haven) Cogswell, was born Feb. 17, 1674, in Say- 
brook, Conn. He married ^Hannah . They lived in Lyme, Conn. 

Mrs. Hannah Cogswell died, and Mr. Cogswell married, May 24, 1697, 

Martha . They resided in Lyme, Conn. Mrs. Martha Cogswell 

died Jan. 12, 1705. Mr. Wastall Cogswell died prior to 1709. 


Sarah, [185] b. June 4, 1698. She died in childhood, Nov. 30, 1704. 
Hannah, [186] b. Sept. 23, 1700; m. Nov. 3, 1725, John Scovel. 
Stephen, [187] b. March 25, 1702. 
Martha, [188]. She died in infancy, Jan. 27, 1705. 


VVastall Cogswell evidently received his name from John Wastall, who 
was in some way connected with the family ; perhaps an uncle of Mrs, Susan- 
nah (Haven) Cogswell. The name Wastall has various spellings, viz., Westall, 
Westell, Wastoll, and Wastall. 

Mr. Wastall Cogswell was a blacksmith, as appears from the inventory 
made of his effects, April 21, 1709. That he was married twice, and the name 
of his first wife was Hannah, appear in a further statement, in which mention 
is made of " clothes given to Hannah, that was his first wife." Mention is 
made that Wastall Cogswell administered upon the estate of the said Samuel 
Cogswell, his honored father. Wastall Cogswell must have died about 1709. 
as his brother Samuel Cogswell received an inventory of his estate as his exec- 
utor, April 21, 1709. 

IHrmor antra. 

Town Record of Lyme, Conn., Book II., page 228 : " Westall Cogswell was married unto 
Martha, his new wife, the 24 May, 1697." Then follows a record of " the Birth and Death of 
the children of Westall Cogswell and Martha, his wife," as above given. No mention is 
made of children of the first marriage. 

There is record made, Vol. II., page 141, of a deed dated July i, 1701, in which occurs 
the following: 

"John Blange from Josiah Dibell. 

"Josiah Dibell raise sum of money to discharge my obligations to*\Vestell and Robert 
Cogswell, for land bought of the said Westell Cogswell (executor of the estate of Samuel 
Cogswell), late of Saybrook, deceased." 

Samuel Cognoell [ 68 ] was the e.vecutor of his brother Wastall Cogswell's estate, as appears 
from Town Records of Lyme, Conn., Second Book, pp. 229. 

"Lyme, this 21st April, 1709. 
" Samuel Cogswell received of the Estate of his brother, Westall Cogswell, deceased, as 

follows : 

It. The shop and all the tools, and the iron, was prized in it, which two in 

Inventory ..... 

It. a pair of oxen & a pair of two years old steers .... 

Also one Heifer .......... 

It. Half of the sheep & half of the swine ...... 

One Gun willed to Stephen ........ 

It. Four two years old cattle ........ 

2 calves, £\ \os.\ one Mare, £}, y. ..... ■ 

T 1'. More, 3 guns 

It. .Vnd clothes given to Hannah, that was his first wife, i Petticoat 
what appeared in a great chest ....... 

I r. I pair of Boots .......... 

"Samuel Cogsw 

it & 

L !. d. 

ID 01 oS 

12 O O 


I 02 04 

3 05 o 



I 16 o 

ELL., Executor." 


( Aaron Hiintly. 

\ xVat/ianic-l Cog-nwU." 




Samuel'' Cogswell, {Sai/incI^, yohn~, yo/iu^), son of Samuel'^ [22] 
and Susanna (Haven) Cogswell, was born Aug. 3, iGyy, in Saybrook, 
Conn. He married, March 17, 1701, ^Mrs. Ann {Mason) Dcnison, 
daughter of Capt. John Mason, and widow of John Denison, Jr. They 
resided in Lebanon, Conn. Mrs. Ann Cogswell died, and Mr. Cogs- 
well married ^Abigail . They lived in Canterbury, Conn. Mr. 

Cogswell died March 21, 1752. Mrs. Abigail Cogswell died June 17, 



Samuel, [189] b. Dec. 25, 1701. He probably died in infancy. 
Anna, [190] b. Dec. 22, 1703; m. Jan. 22, 1729, Samuel Bushnell. 
Hezekiah, [191] b. Feb. i, 1706. He probably died young. 
Samuel, [192] b. 1707; m, Feb. 7, 1727, Elizabeth Bingham. 
Hezekiah, [193] b. 1709; m. Susanna Bailey. 
Robert, [194] b. 1711 : m. Jan. 16, 1733, Sarah Bailey. 
Jedediah, [195] b. 1 713. 

James, [196] b. Jan. 6, 1720: m. April 24, 1745, ^ Alice Fitch; m. 1773, -Mrs. Martha 
{Lothrop) Devotion-., m. ^Mrs. Hibbard; d. Jan 2, 1807. 


Samuel Cogswell probably lived a few years after marriage in Say- 
brook, Conn. ; but certain lands coming into his possession in Lebanon, he 
removed to that place. In advanced life IVIr. Cogswell made his home with 
his son, Rev. James Cogswell, of Canterbury, Conn. There was a Samuel 
Cogswell received to the communion of the church in Lebanon, June 30, 1728, 
and an Ann Cogswell, Aug. 29, 1742. These were probably Samuel and his 
wife, IVErs. Ann Cogswell. 

Mrs. Ann (Denison) Cogswell, tie'e Mason, was the daughter of Capt. 
John Mason, who was in King Philip's War, and died of wounds received in 
a battle with the Indians at Narragansett Ford, in 1675. Mrs. Cogswell had 
one brother, John Mason. Mrs. Cogswell's grandfather was Major John 
Mason, who was born in 1600, in England; came to America in 1630; settled 
in Dorchester, Mass., but removed to Connecticut in 1635 ; was one of the 
founders of Windsor; took an active part in the Pequot War, after which, lived 
in Saybrook, and removed, in 1659, to Norwich, Conn. He was for thirty 
years Major of the colonial forces, a magistrate from 1642 to 1668, and Deputy- 
Governor of Connecticut from 1660 to 1670. By the request of the General 
Court of Connecticut, he prepared an account of the Pequot War, which was 
published by Increase Mather, and reprinted in 1677. 


Major Mason married, July, 1639, '^ Anne Peck, of Hartford, Conn. Their 
children were Isabel; Priscilla, b. Oct., 1641, m., Oct., 1664, Rev. James Fitch, 
being his second wife; Rachel; Anne, b. June, 1650, m. Dr. William Whiting, 
of Great Barrington, Mass. ; David ; and Elizabeth, who married James Fitch, 
eldest son of Rev. James Fitch, so that father and son married sisters. Rev. 
James Fitch, first minister of Saybrook, Conn., was born Dec. 24, 1622. in 
Bocking, England. He came to America in 1638, studied seven years, was 
ordained in England in 1646, and settled in Saybrook, Conn., but in later life 
removed to Norwich, Conn., where he died in 1696. His will was an important 

Capt. John Mason, of Stonington, deeded, March 8, 1725, to Samuel and Ann Cogswell 
certain lands in Lebanon, Conn., the consideration being a " General Release or quit claim 
from Samuel and Ann Cogswell, daughter of Capt. John Mason, Esq., of Norwich, deceased, 
to him, ye said Capt. John Mason, of Stonington, ... of the other real and personal effects 
of said John Mason, deceased." From which it appears that Capt. John Mason, of Stoning- 
ton, was son of Capt. John Mason, Esq., of Norwich, and brother of Mrs. Ann Cogswell. 

Mrs. Cogswell's first husband, John Denison, Jr., was a grandson of Gen. Daniel Denison, 
of Ipswich, Mass. The date of Mrs. Ann Cogswell's death is not ascertained, but we find 
July 3, 1748, Samuel and Abigail Cogswell, parents of Rev. James Cogswell, admitted to the 
church in Canterbury, Conn. 

Robert Cogswell received deed of land from his parents, Samuel and Ann (Mason) Cogs- 
well, Sept. 7, 1733. There was a Robert Cogswell, of Haddam, Conn., mentioned in 1741. 
Robert Cogswell owned a small piece of land in Haddam, which he sold in 1739. His mark 
was entered on the Town Records of Haddam, Conn. 

Jedidiah Cogswell lived in Hanover, Hunterdon Co., N. J. The Town Records of Lebanon, 
Conn., under date of Sept. 14, 1733, mention a deed given by Samuel and Ann (Mason) Cogs- 
well to their son Jedidiah Cogswell, weaver, of Hanover, Hunterdon Co., N. J. 

Samuel^ Cogswell [68], of Lebanon, Conn., may have had other children, viz. : Alithea 
Cogswell, who was admitted to the communion in 1730, and who married, March 23, T731, 
David Foster ; Phebe and Hannah Cogswell, who were admitted to communion the same 
year, 1735; •'^'^o Temperance Cogswell, who married, Nov. 10, 1737, Jo/in Hutchiiison. 




Joseph'* Cogswell, {Samnel'\ yohn-, yohn^), son of Samuel^LZZJ 
and Susanna (Haven) Cogswell, was born April 10, 1682, in Saybrook, 
Conn. He married, Aug. 25, 17 10, Anna Orvis, daughter of Samuel 
and Deborah Orvis. She was born in Farmington, Conn., now South- 
ington, where they resided. 



Joseph, [197] b. May 24, 1711; m. May 3, 1732, Joanna Aitdrews ; d. May 2, 

Samuel, [198] b. May 23, 1713; m. Nov. 28, 1734, Mary Langdon. 
Nathan, [199] b. May 20, 1716: m. Nov. 24, 1737, Susan Wnrner. 
Susanna, [200] b. Aug. 18, 1718; m. Jan. i, 1741, Jedidiah Smith. 
Martha, [201] b, Aug. 24, 1721. 
David, [202] b. March 26, 1725; m. Aug. 10, 1749, ^Maiy Woodruff; m. -Mrs. Naomi 

{Frost) Brown ; d. Feb. 15, 1806. 
Mary, [203] b. May 21, 1728; m. Oct., 1756. 
Deborah, [204] b. Aug. 23, 1731. 

mcmor antra. 

Mr. Cogswell was admitted to the church in Southington Parish, Dec. 28, 1729, the next 
year after its organization. Mrs. Anna Cogswell was received as a member Dec. 7, 1729. 

"Joseph Cogswell deeded, April 10, 17 10, to his brother Nathaniel, of Lyme, Conn., all 
his right and title in an undivided ninth of 2,000 acres of land in the town of Hebron, Conn., 
which accrued to him from his honored father's estate." 




Nathaniel* Cogswell, {Samuel'^, yo/iii^, JoJin^), son of SamueF 
[22] and Susanna (Haven) Cogswell, was born Dec. 16, 1684, in Say- 
brook, Conn. He married, and lived in Lyme, Conn. 

J^nnor antra. 

iVat/ianici Cogs-well received, April 10, 17 10, a deed from his brother Joseph of an undi- 
vided ninth of a 2,000-acre lot in Hebron, Conn.; and also April 21, 1710,3 similar deed 
from his brother John of a like amount. This 2,000-acre lot was a part of his honored 
father's estate. Nathaniel Cogswell, of Lyme, Conn., bought land in Coventry, July 16, 17 13, 
and mortgaged the same to John Ayer, 17 14. 

"March 17, 1716. Deed from Wm. Ely to Nathaniel Cogswell, of Lyme, of House and 
Lot, 3-J acres upland, and a meadow, for valuable consideration (same propertv cost Ely 

"June 7, 17 17. Deed from John Clark to Nathaniel Cogswell, of Lyme, House and ten 
acres of land, ;,^i5." 

"May 16, 1718. Deed from Joseph Sdl to Nathaniel Cogswell, land, for ^4 ioj." Vid. 
Tffivii Records of Lyme, Conn. 

The town clerk of North Lyme says, " These Cogswells were of Saybrook, as Lyme was 
.Saybrook until 1667." What became of Nathaniel's property is not ascertained. 



Joshua'' Cogswell, {Samuel^, yohn^, John^), son of Samuel^ [22] 

and Susanna (Haven) Cogswell, married Mary . They lived in 

Coventry, Conn. 


Joshua, [205] b. July 15, 1726; m. ; d. Oct. 27, 1799. 

Peter, [206] b. June 12, 172S. 

Joseph, [207] ) r m. ^ Sarah McKinney ; m. ^ McKinney j d. 1 763. 

Benjamin, [208] \ "J" J ' 7jO- j ^^^ 1751, Lois Thompson; d. about 182S. 
Elizabeth, [209] b. March 29, 1733. 


Joshua'' Cogswell, according to tradition, hailed from Rochester, Mass., in 1730, and pur- 
chased land in Coventry, Conn. An old record of the town of Windsor reads : "Joshua Cogs- 
well, of Windsor, deeded land to Joshua, of Coventry, in Jan., 1756." Joshua Cogswell, of 
Windsor, lived in that part of the town which is now Ellington, Conn. Although lacking- 
positive documentary proof, it is quite assured that the above Joshua* Cogswell was the son 
of Samuel^ and Susanna (Haven) Cogswell, of Saybrook, Conn. 

Joshua, Sachem, was an Indian chief, owning a large territory of land lying in Saybrook, 
Colchester, Hebron, and perhaj^s other towns. He willed a large tract, if not the whole of it, 
to a company of men, and they divided it among themselves. In this division there occur the 
names of Cogswell and Wastall as owners of these lands, who were called legatees of Joshua. 

Samuel Cogswell, of Saybrook, Conn., devised 3,000 acres of land in Hebron that belonged 
to his estate. This was in nine undivided parts, doubtless belonging to his nine children, but 
onlv eight appear recorded ; counting Joshua we have the nine. This and other incidental 
eviderces go to show that Joshua Cogswell [ 73 ] was Samuel C'ogswell's youngest son. 



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Samuel^ Cogswell, {Edward^, William^, William^, yohn^), son of 
Edward"* [23] and Hannah (Brown) Cogswell, was born March i, 1710, 
in Ipswich, Mass. He married ^Lydia Starkweather. They lived in 
Preston and New Milford, Conn. 


Lydia, [210] b. May 19, 1730. 

Mary, [211] b. May 31, 1733. 

Edward, [212] b. March 5, 1735; m. April 17, 175S, Jane Oiuen; d. 1808. 

Anna, [213] b. May 21, 1736. 

John, [214] b. June 17, 1738; m. ; d. 1832. 

Asa, [215] b. March 30, 1740; m. Charity ; d. 1838. 

Hannah, [216] b. Jan. 26, 1742; m. . 

Samuel, [217] b. June 23, 1743. 
Joel, [218] b. Aug. 19, 1747. 
Submit, [219] bapt. July 26, 1752. 

Samuel Cogswell, the oldest son of Edward Cogswell, of Ipswich, went, 
when a young man, to Preston, Conn. He was married and had eight children 
while resident in that town. Subsequently, under date of June g, 1746, he 
purchased of Caleb Mallery two lots, Nos. 30 and 31, of wild land in that part 
of New Milford, Conn., which was then called "North Purchase," and after- 
wards known as New Preston Parish, now Washington, Conn, He paid for 
this land ^^300, old tenor. 

His father, who had removed to Preston in 1735, also made a purchase of 
land in the same vicinity ; and some time in-1747, Samuel Cogswell, his father, 


and his uncle, Matthew Whipple, took up the land they had bought, and became 
the earliest settlers in that region. 

Mr. Cogswell, after some ten years, removid, and his subsequent history is 
not ascertained. It is said that he was married three times, and had nineteen 
children. He may have been the Samuel Cogswell who died March 2, 1779, 
in Mount Washington, Mass. 


Samuel^ Cogswell [ 217 ] may have been the same one of whom mention is made in Town 
Records of Southbury, Conn., as having an ear-mark recorded. 

Joi'l^ Cogyioell [ 218 ] was apprenticed when a small boy, and suffered such abuse that he 
never grew to a man's size nor had a man's voice. He sang like a woman. He was incapa- 
ble of labor, on account of his diminutive size, and supported himself by going from place to 
place with some little show for exhibition. 

Submit'^ Cognoell [ 219 ] was known as " Capt. Cogswell." 




Nathaniel^ Cogswell, {Edward'^, William^, Williain'^, yohn^), son 
of Edward'* [23] and Hannah (Brown) Cogswell, was born Feb. 13, 
1714, in Ipswich, Mass. He married, Dec. 8, 1737, ^Huldah Kinney, 
daughter of Dea. Thomas Kinney. She was born 1719, in Preston, 
Conn. Mrs. Cogswell died Oct. 30, 1754. Mr. Cogswell married, 
May 25, 1757, '^Mrs. Bridget Wedge, nie Cleaveland, daughter of Capt. 
Joseph Cleaveland. She was born 1730, in Canterbury, Conn., and 
died May 20, 1781. Mr. Cogswell married. May 30, 1782, "^Mrs. Eunice 
Williams. She was born in 1726. Her death occurred Sept. 6, 181 1. 
Mr. Cogswell lived in that part of Preston which is Griswold, Conn. 
He died Nov. 4, 18 10, in the ninety-seventh year of his age. 


Eunice, [220] b. Oct. 22, 1738 ; m. Jan. 27, 1768, Caleb Terrill. 

HuLDAH, [221] b. May 10, 1740. 

Nathaniel, [222] b. May 16, 1742; m. ^Hannah ; m. May 12, 1791, ^Freelove 

Williams; d. Nov. 16, 182 1. 
Lois, [223] b. April 17, 1744. 
Judith, [224] b Jan. 30, 1746. 
John, [225] b. Dec. 28, 1747; m. May 13, 1784, ^Hannah Gallup ; m. Oct. 14, 1790, 

"^Mrs. Elizabeth Brown; d. July 21, 1829. 
Martha, [226] b. Feb. 9, 1749. 
Zeruiah, [227] b. July 14, 1752. 
Nathan, [228] 

JNATHAN, 12281 ) , ^ 

„ r 1 f b. Oct. II, 1754. 

Elizabeth, [229] ^ ' ' ^^ 



Nathan, [230] b. Jan. 28, 1759; "■>• Woodward. 

Joseph, [231] b. June 8, 1760; m. . 

William, [232] b Nov. 9, 1761 ; m. ^Abigail Beic/ier ; m. 1790, '^Mrs. Mercy {Brewster) 

Coit J d. June 23, 1823. 
Bridget, [233] b. May 3, 1763. She died in early life, March 12, 1781. 
Hannah, [234] b. Jan. 12, 1765. She died in early life, July 23, 1781. 

There is found recorded the following action of the Assembly of Connecticut, under date 
of May, 1763: "This Assembly do establish Mr. Nathaniel Cogswell to be Lieutenant of the 
2d company or trainband in the town of Preston." 

John^ Cogswell \7.yi\ son of Major William^ Cogswell [86], of New Preston, in 1801 
rode on horseback, in company with his mother, Mrs. Anna (Whittlesey) Cogswell, to visit his 
brother, Roger^ Cogswell [ 241 ], in Hartford ; and from thence to Preston, to visit his uncle, 
Nathaniel^ Cogswell [ 76 ], who, he says, " was smart and active, although eighty-seven years 
old, the last uncle living on the Cogswell side." 

James W? Cogszvell\e^'o']\ of Parma, Ohio, 1883, at the age of eighty-three years, remem- 
bered his grandfather, NathanieP Cogswell, who lived to the age of ninety-seven years. An 
incident is told of Lieut. Cogswell. At the age of eighty years, he rode on horseback some 
miles to visit his son. When ready to start homeward, his son led the saddled horse to the 
horse-block for his father to mount; but the old gentleman said, '■'■ A^o ! my son ; token I can- 
not mount my horse from the ground, I ivill ride no more.'''' 

A stone marks the grave of Lieut. Nathaniel Cogswell in the Griswold Cemetery, and is 
inscribed as follows : 

" Then Abraham gave np the Ghost and died in good old age, an old man full of years." 

Joseph^ Cf^j-Tw// [ 231 ] married, and lived in North Woodstock, Conn., where he died. 
He was a jeweller and goldsmith. They had no children. 




Judith^ Cogswell, {Edzvard^, William^, William-, yohn^), daughter 
of Edward^ [23] and Hannah (Brown) Cogswell, was born Jan. 25, 171 7, 
in Ipswich, Mass. She married Jacob Kinney. They lived in New 
Preston, Conn. Mrs. Kinney survived all her sisters. 

their children were : 

Abigail, Sarah, Daniel, Pearl, Jacob,, Sybil, Cusiah, Lyjnati, Elias, Polly, Judilh, 
and An Infant. 


Jacob Kinney was doubtless the same person who gave land on which to build the meeting- 
house in New Preston, as recorded : 

"Dec. 2ist, 1744. I, Jacob Kene, ... in consideration of love and good will towards the 
society of New Preston, and in view of setting up . . . the worship of God in said society, 
do freely give . . . one acre of land to erect a meeting-house upon for the public worship of 
God." The name Kinney is variously spelled, Kinne, Kennie, Kene, and Kinney 




Hannah'^ C(igsvvell, {Edzvaj-d"^, William^, William^, John^'), daugh- 
ter of Edward"^ [23] and Hannah (Brown) Cogswell, was born April 13, 
17 19, in Ipswich, Mass. She married Matthezv Beal. They resided in 
New Preston, but about 1792 removed to Salisbury, Conn. 


Matlhew ; Eunice; Hannah; Sarah; Mary, b. Aug. 24, 1745, m. Nov. 14, 1765, 
yohn Whittlesey^ d. Sept. 30, 1802; Susan; and th?-ee children who died in 


I^cmor antra. 

/oil II and Mary (Bent) Whittlesey lived in Salisbury, Conn. He was born Dec. 23, 1741, 
and died March 22, 181 2. 


Matthew Beal, Chester, Eliphalet, Mary, John, Asaph, An Infant Son, and Elisha, b. Oct. 19, 
1783, d. 1865, in Washington, D. C. 


Elisha Whittlesey, son of John and Mary (Beal) Whittlesey, was born Oct. ig, 1783, 
in the old homestead of the Whittleseys, in New Preston Parish, Conn. He was the seventh 
son. When he was nine years old, 1792, his parents removed to Salisbury, Conn., where his 
boyhood was spent. He early qualified himself for the ])ractice of law, and was admitted to 
the bar of the county ccnut of Fairfield, and opened an office in New Milford, Conn. 

About 181 2 he removed with his family to Canfield, Mahoning Co., Ohio. The country 
was then new; and it is said that he drove his wagon into the woods, and his family lived in 
it until a log-cabin could be built for them. Mr. Whittlesey secured a large professional prac- 
tice in his own county and throughout Northern Ohio. He rose rapidly in public estima 
tion, and was much respected for his ability as a lawyer and also as a gentleman of singular 

In 1823 he was elected to Congress from Ohio, and continued a member of the House of 
Representatives for eighteen years. Soon after he took his seat he was appointed on the 
Committee of Claims, of which he became chairman. While of this committee he effected 



Tjp /^ A^ 


great changes by his stern integrity, perseverance, and industry. Whatever measures he 
reported, the Congress were quite sure to adopt. He was at the head of the Treasury Depart- 
ment, and superintendent of the building of the Washington Monument, as far as that work 
was completed, prior to the War of the Union. He spent the most of his life in Washington, 
U. C. His death occurred in 1865. On a preceding page is an engraving of him. 

Hoit. Elisha Whittlesey may have been related to William Whittlesey, the Archbishop of 
Canterbury, who was primate of all England from 1368 to his death, in June, 1374. This 
relationshi}), however, has not been traced. 



JoHN^ Cogswell, {Edzvard"^, Wtlliain^, Williant^, JoJiii^), son of 

Edward [23] and Hannah (Brown) Cogswell, was born April 5, 1721, 

in Ipswich, Mass. He married Sarah Freeman. It is said that they 

resided in Vermont. 

their children were: 

Amy, [235]. John, [238]. 

Abigail, [236]. Sarah, [239]. 

Elisha, [237]. 


John Cogswell was a farmer. To what place he removed in Vermont and his subse- 
quent history are unknown. There was a John Cogswell, who died Sept. 9, 1787, in the sixty. 
seventh year of his age, and was buried in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, IMass., who may have 
been identical with the above named. 

Amy Cogs^vcU [ 235 ] may be the same who married Nathan Hunt, of Little Compton, R. I- 




LucY^ Cogswell, {Edward'^, William^, William'^, yohii"), daughter 
of Edward* [23] and Hannah (Brown) Cogswell, was born April 14, 
1726, in Ipswich, Mass. She married Daniel Averill, son of Isaac 
Averill. He was born 17 16. They resided, it is said, in Vermont. 


Lucy., yuciith, Nathan, Daniel., Esther, and Ruth. 






er of Edwardn23] and Hannah (Brown) Cogswell, was born Nov n 

Averill. He was born 1724. They lived in New Preston Parish 
Conn. Mrs. Averill died July 30, 1781. ' 


"^;;^r^ni:^ -;- v>^:- ---• --^- — ^^^- -b. . 




Emerson'5 Cogswell, (^^ze,^^^., ^F///.V^,;,3. ^y/,-^^. y^^^, . 
f Edward^ [23] and Hannah (Brown) Cogswell, was born July To 

1732. in Ipswich, Mass. He married, AuV 

daughter of Joseph and Mrs. Deborah (Welch) Miles, ;./. Ferris She 
was born Oct. 14, 1733, in New Milford, where they resided. Mr Co-s 
well died m England. Mrs. Cogswell died Nov. 5, 1763 She wt 
buned in Upper Merryall Cemetery, New Milford, Conn 

Patience, [240J. 



woi • rZ' f;::rCo!::'r t'^ '^^^ '" '' --' - Cening-house for one half the iron 

Kevou... Kin, o::;;;XT:;^-:r ;ix:r: r- 

person who would discover or invent "a pernel.n] n.otio, " M, rl. ,J^ "'■ 

and ac.„a„v .en. ,o En„an, „,i.. .Jine'I'" w'^: " he ot^ST ' 'r;::.!:,'"!,*;'- 

;r:atz:h';r^Ti':;"-;:::rt':;,;:r :,:';■",■ '"" f-; '"»-^■«-»;- 
Aspetuck River/New m^^ cl^ ''' ''' ''' '""^ -^ both sides of the East 





William^ Cogswell, {Eihvard^, William-^, Willianfi, yohn^), son of 
Edward^ [23] and Hannah (Brown) Cogswell, was born Dec. 22, 1734, 
in Ipswich, Mass. He married, Nov. 4, 1762, Anna Whittlesey, daugh- 
ter of Eliphalet and Dorothy (Kellogg) Whittlesey. She was born 
Feb. 27, 1744, in New Milford, Conn., where they resided. Major 
Cogswell died Feb. 19, 1786. Mrs. Cogswell died Jan. 10, 18 10. 


Roger, [241] b. July 25, 1763; m. Marcli 12, 1786, Sarah Johnson j d. Aug. i, 1819. 

Hannah, [242] b. IVIarcli 15, 1765; m. Capt. Nathan Tibballs ; d. Sept. 13, 1823. 

Dolly, [243] b. May 22, 1767; m. Stephen Branch; d. July 20, 1802. 

William, [244] b. July 23, 1769; m. Jan. 31, 1791, Amaryllis Johnson; d. Aug. 28, 

Stephen, [245] b. Sept. 1, 1771; m. May, 1791, ^Anna Camp; m. Dec. 11, 1811. 
'^Susanna Whittlesey ; m. Dec. 23, 1823, "^ Rachel Seymour; d. Oct. 
29, 1837. 

Anna, [246] b. Dec. 7, 1773. She died in childhood, July 31, 1776. 

Nathaniel, [247] b. Jan. 18, 1776; m. Eunice Kune ; d. March 15, 1823. 

Anna, [248] b. Oct. 5, 1778; m. Dec. 31, 1797, ^Ro^er Averill ; m. '^Dea. Julius Cas- 
well; d. Jan. 3, 1847. 

Emerson, [249] b. March 30, 1781 ; m. Feb. 5, 1804, Deborah Squires; d. Feb. 7, 1829. 

John, [250] b. Dec. i, 1783; m. Jan. i, 1S07, ^Martha Waller; m. Aug. 27, 1839, 
'Ruth M. Beebe; m. Aug. 9, 1846, ^Persis Olds ; m. July 25, 1849, ■'-4«« 
Parsons ; d. Sept. 9, 1852. 

William-'"' Cogswell was the youngest of thirteen children. While an 
infant his parents removed, 1735, to Preston, and later they settled in the 
northeast part of New IVIilford, Conn. His father purchased a large tract of 
land, and was the first settler in that region. 

William, when about twenty-one years old, purchased of his father, Aug. 29, 
1756, ninety acres of land. To this he added from time to time, until he became 
the owner of some 2,000 acres in and about New Preston Parish, with numer- 
ous buildings and appurtenances. He had a tavern, a country store, an iron 
foundry, a saw and grist mill, a potashry, a distillery and malt-house. From 
his orchards were made a thousand barrels of cider per annum. He kept 
twenty cowsj a hundred sheep, and employed twenty men. At the age of 
twenty-eight he married Anna Whittlesey. Her father was the grandson of 
the immigrant, John Whittlesey, of Saybrook, Conn,, who married Ruth Dudley, 


%7]t'-Tr:' °°r;^'— I^"dley, governor of Massachusetts in ,634, 
who varied Sarah W ""-°'h,-"-*e granddaughter of John Chesttr 
wno marned Sarah Wells, a daughter of Gov. Thomas Wells .Governor of ('on 
necttcut from ,655 .0 ,658. They lived in a house which wa sUnTng i" .88 " 
the residence of a lineal descendant, Gould C. Whittlesey, Esq. It "as located 
at the junctton of several roads, on the line of travel to Vew York Ves Point 
Hartford, Boston, and other large towns ' 

resis'lnce^ofE^!,,-!" """^ "' ""' '° '"'""^ revolutionary measures in 
resistance of English oppression. At a town meeting held Sept 20 i„. he 
was one of a committee chosen ,0 collect and communicate all necessar in'tel 
hgence of movements in and about Boston and other parts of the coumrv 1 
Dec, ,776, he was on the Committee of Inspection and Correspondence He 
was selectman of New Milford, Conn., from .;;, to ,77; ; elected m oerafo 

lldtlZT"' ' '" "'"''"^'°" " ""' "- «-' -'«'">->. and 

Coniectctt He"'""'"'!'"!. "" "''' '°''" '° "'= General Assemblv' of 
Con ecticut. He was re-elected each succeeding year, and was servin.,' his 
eighth term as a member of the Assembly when he died. Mr. Cogs veM wt 

he Re™ t T- "''" '" "" "''' """"^' ^"^ Captain in the a 

Lonf Ts^M T '■' ^rr '"'• """'" "'''^•'-g'"". in the retreat f^m 

mne children His estate was large. In the cemeterv of New Preston Parish 
VVashmgton, Conn., the stone that marks the spot of 'his burial is flribed as' 

" Cropt at noon, he is gone ! he is gone ! 
He shined in acts of peace to still a storm. 
Skilful to advise and vigorous to perform, 
Kind to the world and duteous to the skies, 
Distress and want on him did fix their eyes! 
Here lies his body, blended with the dust, 
Waiting the resurrection of the just." 


ent ^:;, ^it:::^::^:: tircof ^^- t'^'^ ^^^^^^ °^ ^^^ ^^^°^-^- --• - ^^^^r. 

When th treason of Arnold was ''"■ ' "7"' "' '°''"" '^-^" ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ hundreds, 
he must pass t^ou^h C. Pre"ton"rr";r' '° ^^-^^'^S^-' - ^e was at a point where 
dressed i r.UoJtnlT ^1X2^'' u"' T""^' '' ^''^^'^"^^^ ^ page, who was 
o'clock M. u T ^ Cogswell's, to have breakfast readv promptlv at .iv 

al»e„ceof V^jorCo-Jt) \tTf "', '^' \'"-"' "''"• ''"'' '" '*" °«isl'l>«rhood that, i„ ,he 
children and I C^Cc i' ,erZ tr/- v""' T "■""""■ """ "'" "■ '"""'''"' "" 

-., . „.a3 .he. ,;.e .a."::^.:" ^^^^j^ii:^ z z^::-^z:z:ti: 


sick of their iinpeitineiice, she armed herself with a chair, and cleared the house in quick 
time. In later life she was wont to sav, ^'' I never feared a Tory." 

There is a tradition that an indignant public determined on a coat of tar and feathers for 
one Patterson, a noted Tory. They seized him and brought him to the " Cogswell Tavern " to 
execute their purpose. But Mrs. Cogswell made show of great remonstrance, and warned them, 
with a significant look, not to touch the tar down cellar nor the feathers up-stairs. This was 
enough to notify them where the needed articles were ; and alas for poor Patterson ! he was 
taken to an oak-tree near by, and the coat of tar and feathers applied with great thoroughness 
and satisfaction. 

As a magistrate Major Cogsw'ell sometimes married people. A couple from the old 
country, whom he had married not long before, came into his yard one day and wished to be 
unmarried. He said, " I '11 do it." There stood near by a block and cleaver. " Here," he 
said, " whichever of vou wishes to be unmarried, put your head on this block, and I will cut 
it off; that will do it." They stared at him, then looked at each other, and at last one of 
them timidly asked, " Is there no other way .-' " He said, " No." They concluded not to be 

Copy of the Deed of Sale of a Slave by Willl^m Cogswell. 

" Know all men by these presents, that I, William Cogswell, of New Milford, in Litch- 
field county, do sell and convey unto Nicholas Moss, of Derby, in New Haven county, one 
certain negro girl named Dorcas, about eighteen years of age, which girl I sell to the said 
Nicholas Moss during her natural life ; and I have good right to sell the same, and do bind 
myself and my heirs to warrant her to him and his heirs, for forty-five pounds lawful money, 
from all other claims and demands whatever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my 
hand this 29th day of July, Anno Domini 1773." 

"William Cogswell." 

f Daniel Afoss. 

"In presence oi i ip.j ■ i^ „ 

^ ( ±Lphraim Keeney, 

David C. Whittlesey, Esq., late of Washington, Conn., married a granddaughter of Major 
William Cogsw^ell. Beside Major Cogswell's grave is that of Edward Cogswell [23]. The 
stone is inscribed: "Edward Cogswell, Died April 17, 1773, aged ^^ years." 




Martha^ Cogswell, {Emerson^, William^, William^, yolui^), daugh- 
ter of Emerson^ [28] and Mary (Pecker) Cogswell, was bapt. March 21, 
1 741, in Ipswich, Mass. She married, Jan. 8, 1767, Capt. yoJin WJnp- 
ple, son of John and Martha Whipple. He was born Oct. 11, 1743, in 
Ipswich Hamlet, Mass. Mrs. Whipple died March 29, 18 16. Capt. 
Whipple married, Jan. 15, 18 19, '^Mrs. Snsan7ia {Cogswell) Robinson 
[91], of Concord, Mass., the widow of Jeremiah Robinson and sister 
of his first wife. They lived in Ipswich, Mass. He died May 28, 1832. 
Mrs. Susanna Whipple died Dec. 18, 1836, in Marlboro', Mass. 



Martha, b. Oct. ii, 1768; m. Johtt S afford ; d. March 17, 1843. 

Edward, b. Dec. 8, 1771. He died in early life. 

Susannah Clark, b. March 15, 1774; m. ^John Botany; m. Wr. Philip Cilley j d. 

April 2, 1866. ^ 

Polly, b. Sept. 5, 1777; m. Nov. 28, 1795, ^Capt. Isaac Harding; m. Oct. 4, 1806, 

^Nathaniel Froihingham; d. April 16, 1 861. 
Edward, b. June 23, 1780; m. ^Clarissa Brimmer; m. Hannah Brimmer ■ d Tune 

28, 1S61. •* 

Bridget, b. April 17, 1782; m. David Giddings ; d. March 22, 1865. 

JHcmor antra. 

C,//^. >/,;, ;r/^/>//, was a farmer. He lilled various town offices; was a cavalry officer 
of the Revolution. He was often employed in conveying letters and messages to and from 
Gen. Washmgton. Capt. Whipple was in the service at the capture of Burgoyne. 

Mr. and Mrs. Safford lived in Hamilton, Mass. Mr. Safford died Oct. 17, 18-0 aged 
seventy years. Mrs. Safford died March 17, 1843, aged seventv-f our years. 

John Botany was a Frenchman. He died Aug. 14, 1779, aged about twenty-eight vears, 
m Charlestown, Mass. j' & . . 

Mrs. Susanna Botany married '^Dr. Philip Cilley, of Salisbury, Mass. They removed to 
Weare N H., where Dr. Cilley died, Sept. 16, 1854, at the age of eighty years; and Mrs. 
Cilley died April 2, 1866, aged ninety-two years. 

Capt. Isaac Harding ^wzs a sea-captain, of Charlestown, Mass. He died March -7 1801 
at the age of thirty years, in Hamilton, Mass. ' ' 


Nancy, b. Sept. 10, iSoo, in Hamilton, Mass. She died in Salem, July 24, 1827. 

.Mrs. Polly [Whipple) Harding married, Oct. 4, 1806, -^Nathaniel Frothin^ham, son of 
Deacon James Frothingham. He was born July 12, 1770, in Charlestown, 'Mass. They 
resided in Salem, Mass., where he died, Nov. 15, 1857, aged eighty-seven years; and Mrs. 
l<rothingham died April 16, 1861, aged eighty-three years. 


Isaac Harding, b. Sept. 19, 1817; m. July 17, 1832, Elizabeth Potter. 
Martha Cogswell, b. Jan. 2, 1810; m. May 5, 1S36, Elbridge Gerry Robinson. 
Abraham Rand, b. July 15, 1812 ; m. Feb. 17, ,834, ^Annie Maria Breed: m. May 3, 1S42 
,, , '^'"'''^' IVtllard: m. Oct. 28, 1874, ^Mrs. Julia A. Adams; d. June i, 1881. 

Mary, b. Sept. 2, 1S15; d. March 12, 1816. 
John Whipple, b. Sept. 17, 1818; m. June 22, 1841, Mary Angeline Thompson. 

Elbridge Gerry Robinson was a brother of William S. Robinson, the well-known writer 

Nathaniel Frothingham, son of Deacon James Frothingham, had a sister, Hannah Froth- 
ingham, who married Asa Burditt. 

Mr. and Mrs David Giddings lived in Hamilton, Mass., where Mr. Giddings died Feb. -7, 
1854; and Mrs. Giddings died March 22, 1865. 

Edward Whipple, son of Capt. John and Martha (Cogswell) Whipple, married ^Clarissa 
Bnmmer, of Beverly, Mass. After her death he married her sister, '^Hannah Brimmer. They 
resided at the old Whipple homestead, in Hamilton, Mass. Mr. Whipple died June 28, 1861 
in Worthv.lle, Carroll Co., Ky., at the age of eighty years, at the residence of his son, George 
S. Whipple, M. D. ^ 



John, 111. A/aria Sto>y. William B., died unmarried. 

Mary Ann, m. Hon. J. C. Kemble. George S.,\>. Oct. 2, 1S17; 111. Ann Eliza- 
Clarissa Brimmer, m. Jolui Broivn, M.D. beth Bailey ; d. June 19, 1S81. 

Edward, died unmarried. Rebecca B., m. Joseph Cnmtnings. 

Emerson Cogs^vell, m. Hepsy Trask. Joshua Jewett, m. Caroline A. Harnblet. 

Hon. J. C. Kemble was, 18S3, the Editor of a leading paper in Troy, N. Y. 


George S. Whipple was born Oct. 2, 1817, in Hamilton, Mass. ; was educated in Bradford 
Academy under Prof. Benjamin Greenleaf, principal. He went West when quite young and 
taught school. With his earnings, he attended the Medical University in Louisville, Ky. After 
completing his medical course, he married Ann Elizabeth Bailey, daughter of Hon. Thomas 
H. Bailey, of Carroll Co., Ky., and settled in Worthville, Ky., where he had a successful prac- 
tice until the Rebellion. He cast in his lot with the Confederates, and joined the Fourth 
Kentucky Cavalry under Morgan. He was appointed assistant surgeon and held the posi- 
tion until the regiment surrendered at Mount Sterling, April, 1865. After the surrender he 
returned to Worthville, but soon removed to Louisville, where he practised until ill health 
compelled him to retire to Worthville. At the close of the war, having lost his property, he 
became discouraged and broken in spirits, his health gave way, and he died June 19, 1881, in 
Worthville, Ky. Dr. Whipple was an esteemed member of the Methodist Church, and died 
with strong faith in his Saviour. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. John Reeves, 
from Heb. ix. 27. The widow, a son, and a daughter survive. A daughter, Mary Ann A'e?nble, 
died in childhood. Clara B., married Frederick H. Prentiss. They resided, 1883, at 16 Bul- 
finch Street, Boston, Mass. The son, Thomas H. B., was, 1883, connected with the house of 
H. W. Reese, Louisville, Ky. 



Emerson^ Cogswell, {Einersofi^, William'^, Willianfi, John^), son 
of Emerson'* [ 28 ] and Mary (Pecker) Cogswell, was bapt. Feb. 1 2, 
1743, in Ipswich, Mass. He married, 1773, ^ Eunice Robinson, daughter 
of Dr. Jeremiah and Eunice (Amsden) Robinson. She was born in 
Westford, Mass. They resided in Concord, Mass. Mrs. Eunice 
Cogswell died, and Mr. Cogswell married, May 3, 1789, ~y^;/« Learn- 
ara. She was born in 1762 and died Oct. 3, 179^. Mr. Cogswell then 
married, 1794, ^Mrs Elisabeth {Bateman) Huttrick, widow of Nathan 
Buttrick, who survived him. Lieut. Cogswell died May 13, 1808. Mrs. 
Cogswell afterward married Amos Hayward, of VVinchendon, Mass, 


Mary, [251] m. Michael Stone, M. D. ; d. Dec. 4, 1799. 

Bridget, [252] b. April 25, 1774. She died young. 

Lucy, [253] b. April 27, 1776; m. Nov. 30, 1795, James Call ; d. about 1856. 


William, [254] b. April 5, 177S; m. ^Betsey Buttrick ; m. Sept. 6, 1812, '^Mary But- 
trick ; d. Dec. 13, 1826. 

Emerson, [255] b. (3ct. 24, 1779; m. .\Tary Hunt ; d. 1S08. 

Eunice, [256]. She died young. 

Martha, [257] b. March 12, 1783; m. Nov. 4, 1S04, William Robinson; d. Nov. 24, 

Susanna, [258] m. Sept. 15, 1801, Simon Hutit. 

Eunice, [259]. She died young. 


James, [260]. He died young. 

Hannah, [261] b. Jan 7, 1791; m. Sept. 10, 1S26, Samuel Brooks; d. Jan. 13, 

Edward, [262] b. Aug. 20, 1792. 


Eliza Ann, [263] b. Aug. 20, 1797; m Sept. 5, 1818, John Sweetser. 

Mary, [264] b. March 5, 1800; m Feb. 3, 1822, '^John Corey ; m. Jan., 1831, -Stephen 

Pierce; d. Nov. 6, 1853. 
Eunice, [265] b. Feb. 2, 1803; m. Richard Whitney. 

Emerson Cogswell kept a tavern. In the Revolution he was a minute- 
man and held the commission of Second Lieutenant in a company organized 
Feb., 1776, under Capt. George Minot and First-Lieut. Edward Wright. 
Lieut. Cogswell was with his company in Cambridge in 1776, and in Rhode' 
Island in 1778. He was a member of the "Committee of Safety." Mr. 
Cogswell resided in a building in later years known as " The Old Block- 
House." After his father's death his mother resided with him and kept school 
in his house, having her grandchildren among her pupils. Subsequent to the 
war Lieut. Cogswell went to Canada to learn " the art and mystery of making 
napped hats," and became the first manufacturer of napped hats in the 
region. He failed in business by signing paper for a Mr. Brown. Mr. Cogs- 
well in person was portly, wore short-clothes with knee buckles, after the 
fashion of those days. He was called " Leftenant Cogswell," a man of great 
sociability and the story-teller of the town. "The Social Circle of Concord," 
which had a somewhat not^d existence from 1782 to 1808, was organized at 
Mr. Cogswell's house, he being one of the three present at the first meeting. 
The other two were Rev. Mr. Ripley, who boarded, before his marriage, in 
Mr. Cogswell's family, and Mr. Samuel Bartlett. Mr. Cogswell was a great 
reader, and familiar with the Bible. The copy from which he read bears the 
marks of use. It was a Dublin edition of 17 14, and is in the possession of 
Mrs. William S. Robinson, of Maiden, Mass. Lieut. Emerson Cogswell died 
May 13, 1808, at the age of sixty-five years, and was buried in the old North 
Hill Cemetery in Concord, Mass. At his funeral Rev. Dr. Ripley remarked, 


" If there ever was a good man, I think Mr. Cogswell was one." The follow- 
ing appeared in a Boston paper of that date : " He was a valuable member of 
society, and his loss is deeply regretted by many who have tasted of and 
experienced the substantial benefits of his beneficence. He was a faithful 
and interesting companion, and an honest man." 

Dr. Stone, who married Mary Cogswell [ 251 ], removed to Georgia, where he died in 
1849, at the age of seventy-two years. There were no children. 

James Call, who married Lucy Cogswell [ 253 ], was the son of James Call. He was born, 
lived, and died in Charlestown, Mass. He was a baker. Mrs. Call remained a widow, and 
for some twenty years made her home with a nephew, Jeremiah Robinson, and died at his 
house in Jackson, Mich., at the age of more than eighty years. They had no children. 

Edward Cogswell [ 262 ] followed the seas ; was in the service of his country in the War 
of 1812, taken prisoner, and died at an early age. He was on board the " Old Constitution." 

" The Old Elm-Tree," still standing on the corner next to the church, in Concord, Mass., 
was pknted a hundred or more years ago by Lieut. Cogswell. 




Susanna^ Cogswell, {Emerson'^, William^, William'^, yohn^), daugh- 
ter of Emerson'* [28] and Mary (Pecker) Cogswell, was bapt. March 17, 
1745, i^ Ipswich, Mass She married ^yeremiah Robinson, son of Dr. 
Jeremiah and Eunice (Amsden) Robinson, and brother of Mrs. Emer- 
son Cogswell. He was born in Westford, Mass. They lived in Con- 
cord, Mass. Mr. Robinson died, and Mrs. Robinson married, Jan. 15, 
18 [9, -Copt, yohii WJiipple, whose former wife was her sister, Martha 
Cogswell [89]. Capt. Whipple died May 28, 1832. Mrs. Susanna 
Whipple died Dec. [8, 1836, at the house of her daughter, Mrs. Ste- 
vens, in Marlboro', Mass. 


IVilltam, b. April 21, 1776; m. Nov. 4, 1804, Martha Cogswell [257]; d. Dec. 12, 

Lydia, m. "^Benjamin Burditt ; m. "^Elias Eliot. 

Eunice, m. Stevens. They lived in Marlboro', Mass. 

Mary., m. Louis Richards. 

John. He died while young, being drowned. 

yames. He died while young, being thrown from a horse and killed. 

James. He lived in Lynn, 1830. His son was Algernon Sidney Robinson. 


Mrs. Lydia {Robinson) Burditt was the grandmother of Charles A. Burditt, of liarrison 
Square, Dorchester, Mass. 

Dr. Jeremiah Robinson, of Westford, died Oct. 19, 1771. His son, Lieut.-Col. John Rob- 
inson, was in the Concord fight, April 19, 1775, and Col. William Robinson, a near relative, 
was in command. 




Bridget^ Cog.swf.ll, {Emerson^, Wil/iam^, Williani-, yohii^), daugh- 
ter of Emerson^ [ 28 ] and Mary (Pecker) Cogswell, was bapt. April 
i8, 175 I, in Ipswich, Mass. She married, Jan. 18, 1770, Col. Edzvard 
Wigglesworth, son of Rev. Samuel and Martha (Brown) Wigglesworth. 
He was born Jan. 3, 1742, in Ipswich Hamlet, Mass., where they 
resided. Mrs. Wigglesworth died without children. Col. Wiggles- 
worth married again and had children. He died in 1826. 


Edward^ Wigglesworth {Samuel-., Michael^) graduated from Harvard 
College in 1761. He was commissioned in 1776 the colonel of the Thirteenth 
Massachusetts Regiment in the army of the Revolution, by the Provincial 
Congress of Massachusetts. He held an important command, 1776, in 
Arnold's Lake Champlain squadron. He served as Colonel until 1779 Pres- 
ident Washington appointed him Collector of Newburyport, Mass. 


Rev. Satnuel Wiggleszvo7'th, the father of Col. Edward Wigglesworth, graduated from 
Harvard College in 1707; studied medicine and afterwards theology; was ordained Oct. 27, 
17 14, in Ipswich Hamlet, Mass., where he remained in the ministry lifty-four years, until his 
death, Sept. 3, 1768. 

Rev. Michael Wigglesworth, the grandfather of Col. Wigglesworth, was born Oct. 28, 
1631, in England ; landed, 1638, when not quite seven years of age, in Charlestown, America; 
graduated from Harvard College in 1651 ; commenced preaching in Maiden in 1653, where he 
was settled pastor in 1654, and continued in the office over fifty years, until his death, June 10, 
1705. In 1684 he declined the presidency of Harvard College. 

Rev. Edward Wigglesworth, D. D., an uncle of Col. Wigglesworth, was the first Hollis 
Professor of Theology in Harvard College ; elected Jan. 24, 1722. He filled this chair until 
his death, Jan. 16, 1765, and Rev. Edward Wigglesworth, D. D., son of the preceding, suc- 
ceeded his father and occupied the chair of Theology until his removal by death, June 17, 1794. 





James'^ Cogswell, {Emcrsoti^, William'^, William'^, yo/ni^), son of 
Emerson'^ [28] and Mary (Pecker) Cogswell, was bapt. 1755, in Ipswich, 
Mass. He married, Dec. 3, 1780, ^Mrs. Rebecca {Cotton) Baldzvin, 
widow of Capt. Samuel Baldwin, having been his third wife. They 
resided in Weston, and subsequently to 1793 they removed to Concord, 
Mass., where Mrs Cogswell died, Aug. 17, 1823. Mr. Cogswell mar- 
ried ^Lucy Hardy, of Concord. He died Aug. 19, 1837, in Ipswich, 
Mass., aged eighty-two years. 


Rebecca Baldwin, [266] b. April 10, 17S1 ; m. Isaac Watts. 

James, [267] b Feb. 18, 1784; m. April 2, 1806, Sarah Roby ; d. Feb. 20, 1873. 

Samuel, [268] b. Dec. 8, 1785. He died while young. 

Mary, [269] b. July 5, 1788 ; m. Horace Kendall. 

Eunice, [270] b. Feb. 12, 1791. She died young. 

Diana, [271] b. April 13, 1793; m. March 14, 1813, Ephrahn Maynard; d. March 

31, 1876. 
Eunice, [272] b. April 2, 1798; m. March 27, 1S31, Benjamin McCary. 
George Richard, [273] b. Jan. 17, 1801 ; m. Eliza Williams ; d. Sept. 30, 1829. 
Horatio, [274] b July 11, 1804; m. Oct., 1825, ^Adeline Burt ; m. Jan , 1843, -Laura 

Ann Adams. 


Lucy, [275] m. John Peabody. She died in Erie, Mich., 1880. 


James Cogswell was preparing to enter Harvard College, Init the War of the Revolu- 
tion changed his plans. He entered the army ; and at the close of the service he became a 
hatter, and continued in that business for many years. 


[ 95 1 


Elizabeth'5 Cogswelt, {yoiiathan'^, yonatliaii^, Williavi^, yohn^), 
daughter of Jonathan [30] and Elizabeth (Wade) Cogswell, was born 
Nov. 26, 1734, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich^ Mass. She married {pub. 


Nov. 7, 1754) NatJianiel Farley, son of Michael and Hannah (Emerson) 
Farley. He was born about 1730, in Ipswich, Mass. Mrs. Farley died 
in 1763. Mr, Farley married {pub. Nov. 17, 1764) -Mary Wise. 


Michael.^ b. Oct. 22, 1760: m. Elizabeth Pearsons. 




Nathaniel^ Cogswell, {yonathan'^, yonathan^, William^, John''), 
son of Jonathan"* [ 30 ] and Elizabeth (Wade) Cogswell, was born May 
9, 1739, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married, March 26, 
1 761, ^ Sarah Northend, daughter of Ezekiel and Elizabeth (Payson) 
Northend. She was born Nov. 19, 1738, in Rowley, Mass. Mrs. 
Sarah Cogswell died March 8, 1773. Dr. Cogswell married, March 8, 
1777, ^Lois Searle, daughter of William and Jane Searle. She was 
born Jan. 26, 1743, in Rowley, Mass. Dr. Nathaniel Cogswell died 
May 25, 1822. Mrs. Lois Cogswell died Aug. 21, 1825. 


Northend, [276] b. Jan 11, 1762; m. Nov. i, 1794, Elizabeth Lambert; d. Feb. 12, 

Sarah, [277] b. June 5, 1763; m. Dec. 19, 1790, Oliver Appletott. 
Elizabeth, [278] b. Aug. 25, 1764; m. April 14, 1787, Joseph Knight. 
Nathaniel, [279] b. Aug. 8, 1765. He died in infancy, Sept. 8, 1765. 
Nathaniel, [280] b. Sept. 28, 1766. He died in infancy, Oct. 9, 1766. 
Hannah, [281] b. Nov. 6, 1767; m. Nov. 2, 1809, William Eustis ; d. Jan. 17, 

Wade, [282] b. June 20, 1769; m. Hannah Barker; d. Feb. 16, 1855. 
Abu;ail, [283] b. Oct. 19, 1770; m. Dec. 6, 1789, Isaac Smith. 
DoKoTiiv, [284] b. Dec. 14, 1771. She died in childhood, Sept. 22, 1773. 
A DAUGHTER, [285] b. March 6, 1773. She died in infancy, March 6, 1773. 


Nathaniel, [286] b April 16, 1778; m. Mary ; d. Nov. 13, 1832. 

Lois, [287] b. June 26, 1779. Slie died, unmarried, March 4, 1861. 
DoROTHV, [288] b. Oct. 9, 1780. She died, unmarried, Feb. 7, 1805. 
Jonathan, [289] b. Sept. 3, 1782; m. May i, 1811, '^Elizabeth Abbott ; m. Dec. 12, 
1837, ^Jane Eudora Kirkpatrick ; d. Aug. i, 1S64. 


Nathaniel Cogswell was indentured Sept., 1756, by his guardian, Joseph 
Appleton, to Dr. John Perkins of Boston, until the completion of his twenty- 
first year, " to learn his art or mystery as much as may be in physick, Perkins 
surgery, anatomy, and pharmacy," for which he was " to pay to the said John 
sixty-six pounds, thirteen shillings, and fourpence lawful money," and Dr. Per- 
kins agreed " to find meat, drink, washing, and lodging fitting and suitable for 
the s'l Nath'." 

" After his settlement in Rowley he did not practise physic, for which by a 
natural distaste and too great sensibility he was ill-fitted, but soon transformed 
his lancet into the sickle, and the drug-shop into a garner. He considered 
agriculture as the most independent and least responsible occupation, and was 
delighted, not only with theoretical, but with practical and experimental hus- 
bandry. Unlike his brother, Col. Cogswell [ 99 ], of Ipswich, who had for many 
years served both in military and legislative capacity, he was averse to public 
life, yet, at the news of Lexington fight, he equipped his horse and himself and 
hurried to Cambridge, where he remained until the alarm was over." 

" His heart and cares were centred in home. He loved tranquillity and 
hated wars and rumors of wars, and thought that only by pride cometh con- 
tention. Still he was an independent, self-thinking man, inflexible in princi- 
ple and active in beneficence." 

May 8, 1875, ^^ ^'^^ appointed by the town of Rowley one of the Com- 
mittee of Correspondence, who were authorized to see that the resolves of the 
Massachusetts Provincial Congress were duly regarded and executed, and on 
March 19, 1776, he was appointed one of the Committee of Safety. 

Elizabeth Paysoii, Mrs. Sarah Cogswell's mother, was the daughter of Rev. Edward Pay- 
son, who was born June 20, 1657, in Roxbury, Mass. ; graduated from Harvard College in 
1677 ; settled Oct. 25, 1682, fourth pastor in Rowley, Mass., where he continued in office for 
fifty years, until his death, Aug. 22, 1732. He was of the same ancestry as Rev. Edward 
Payson, D. 1)., of Portland, Me. 

Hainiah'^ Ci\i^swell [ 281 ] married Jl''i!!iaiii Eiisfis. They resided in Newburyport, Mass. 

Abigail^ Cogszvell [ 283 ] married Isaac Smith. They had a son, Nathaniel Cogswell Smith, 
who was adopted by his uncle, Nathaniel^ Cogswell [ 286] ; dropped the name Smith, and was 
known as Nathaniel Cogswell [630]. Mr. and Mrs. Smith resided in Hopkinton, N. H. 



Jonathan^ Cogswell, {Jonathan^, yonathan^, William'^, yohii^), son 
of Jonathan'^ [301 and Elizabeth (Wade) Cogswell, was born July 11, 
1740, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married, Feb. 4, 1768, 



Elizabeth Wise, daughter of John and (Denison) Wise, and grand- 
daughter of Rev. John Wise, of Chebacco Parish. She was born Sept. 
19, 1744. They Hved in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. Col. Cogs- 
well died April 19, 1819. Mrs. Cogswell died Oct. 31, 1838. 


Elizabeth, [290] b. Aug. 6, 1773; m. Dec. 4, 1800, Dr. Parker Russ j d. June 5, 1803. 
Mary, [291] b. Feb. 28, 1778; m. John Chonte, Esq.; d. June 28, i860. 
Abigail, [292]b. June 7, 1781 ; m. Nov. 17, 1807, Col. Joseph Farley; d. May 12, 1846. 
Jonathan, [293] b. July 14, 1783. He died in early manhood, Oct. 13, 1813. 
Daniel Denison, [294] b. March 31, 1789. He died in infancy, Feb. 19, 1790. 

Jt)NATHAN Cogswell was born on the " Cogswell farm " in Chebacco 
Parish, where he settled down and became a thrifty farmer. In 1791 he pur- 
chased and removed to what was called the " Pickering place." The house 
was the " old parsonage," built by Rev. Mr. Pickering, the second minister of 
that parish, and occupied by him for many years, and afterwards by Rev. John 
Cleaveland and Rev. Mr. Porter. It had also been the residence of Dr. 
Davis, the first physician, who setded in that part of Ipswich. Mr. Cogswell 
was a public man, filled many important positions He was Justice of the 
Peace, FeofTee of the grammar school, Judge of the Court of Sessions, on the 
" Committee of Correspondence and Inspection," in the Revolutionary period, 
Captain of a military company raised in 1774, Major in 1775, and Colonel of 
the Second Regiment of Massachusetts in the army of the Revolution from 
1776 to the close of the war. He was a member of the State Constitutional 
C'onvention of 1780, and of the Massachusetts United States Constitutional 
Convention of 1788. He voted for the adoption of the Constitution of the 
United States. He was Representative to the General Court of Massachusetts 
for seventeen years, in 1776, 1792, 1793, and from 1800 to 1813 consecu- 
tively. Col. Cogswell was greatly affected by the death of his only surviving 
son. Col. Jonathan Cogswell, Jr., a young man of ability and great promise, 
whose death was a public calamity as well as a great bereavement to his family. 
For appropriate obituary notices of both father and son, vid. "The History 
OF Essex, Mass." . Col. Cogswell, Sen., died April 19, iSig, on the forty-fourth 
anniversar}^ of the battle of Lexington, and the year in which the ancient par- 
ish of Chebacco became the new town of Essex, Mass. 


Elizabeth W^/jc, who married Jonathan Cogswell, was a granddaughter of Rev. John Wise, 
and a descendant of Gen. Daniel Denison. Her mother was a daughter of Col. John and 
Mary (Leverett) Denison. 

Col. John Denison was a son of Rev. John and Elizabeth (Saltonstall) Denison, and a 
descendant of both Gov. Thomas Diidlev and Sir Richard Saltonstall. 


Mary Leveretf, wife of Col. John Denison, was tlie daughter of Hon. John Lev- 
erett, F. R. S., president of Harvard College from 1708 to 1724, and granddaughter of Gov. 
John Leverett, governor of Massachusetts from 1673 ^o 1679. 

Rev. John Wise, grandfather of Mrs. Cogswell, was the first settled pastor of the church 
in Chebacco Parish. He was born Aug., 1652, in Roxbury, Mass.; graduated from Harvard 
College in 1673; settled over the church in Chebacco Parish, Aug. 12, 16S3, where he con- 
tinued in office until his death, April 8, 1725. Rev. Mr. Wise has been described as "a man 
of majestic aspect and great bodily strength ; resembled Washington." He was the first man 
in America known to have opposed the idea of " taxation without representation." This 
he did oppose a hundred years before the Revolution, and publicly instructed his people to 
resist taxes levied under Sir Edmund Andros, for which he was imprisoned Aug., 1687, and 
sentenced to pay a heavy fine. A monument marks the grave of Rev. John Wise, in the 
centre of the churchyard, and bears this inscription : 

" Underneath Lies the Body of the 


First Pastor of the Second Church in Ipswich ; 

Graduated at Harvard College in 1673; 

Ordained Pastor of said Church in 1681 ; 

And died April 8th, 1725, 

Aged 73. 

For talents, piety, and learning 

He shone as a star of the 

First Magnitude." 

" /pswii/i, Mass., Oct. 10, 1778. We, the subscribers, j^romise in behalf of the town to 
pay unto Aaaon Goodhue who has engaged to serve as soldier in the Regt under command of 
Col. Jonathan Cogswell, ordered to march to Boston, and to continue in the service till the 
first day of January next, unless sooner discharged, the sum of eighteen pounds a month, 
including the Continental and State wages. 

"Daxikl Rogers, ) 

John Hi'UHAKD, \- Selectmen.'''' 
David Low, } 

" 1S17, July 18. On Fridav night the house of Col. Jonathan Cogswell was entered, his 
desk broken open, and one hundred dollars taken. The burglar was not detected." 




JoHN-5 Cogswell, {Francis^, yonathaii^, William^, yolui^), son of 
Francis^ [35] and Elizabeth (Rogers) Cogswell, was born Sept. 17, 

1738, in Ipswich, Mass. He married Sarah . They resided in 

Boston, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died Jan., 18 18, at the age of eighty 


Sarah, [294a] m. Thomas Page. 

Abigail, [294*^] m. 



John Cogswell was a cabinet-maker. His widow, Mrs. Sarah Cogswell, March 9, 1818, 
asked for the appointment of Thomas Page, of Waltham, Mass., as administrator. In the 
settlement of the estate one third went to the widow, and one third each to Sally Page, wife 
of Thomas Page, and to Nabby I^illie, wife of Mr. Lillie, who were doubtless the daughters 
and only children of John Cogswell. Mr. and Mrs. Page had a son, Kilby, born 1797. 




William^ Cogswell, (FranciY, yonathaii^, WillianP', yohn^), son of 
Francis'' [35 1 and Elizabeth (Rogers) Cogswell, was born June 11, 
1750, in Ipswich, Mass. He married, May 24, 1773, Abigail Dawes, 
daughter of Hon. William and Lydia (Boone) Dawes. She was born 
Dec. 27, 1752, in Boston, corner of Ann Street and Scottow Alley. 
They resided in Milk Street, Boston, a few years, and removed to Marl- 
boro', Mass. Mr. Cogswell died May 27, 1823. Mrs. Cogswell died 
Nov. 19, 1833. 


William, [295] b. March 24, 1774. He died in boyhood, May 4, 1778. 

Abigail, [296] b. Dec. 7, 1775; m. Feb. 22, 1801, Samuel Gibbon j d. March 29, 

Fr.^ncis, [297] b. Aug. 13, 1777. He died in infancy, Dec. 13, 1777., [298] b. Nov. 15, 1778; m. Aug. 16, 1797, David Munroe ; d. March 17, 

I S68. 
Mkuitai'.li:, [299] b. Oct. 15, 1780; m. 1802, Rev. James Converse ; d. May, 1809. 
Hawaii Lucas, [300] b. April 29, 1782; m. June 25, 1801, Thomas Cole; d. Aug. 19, 

LvDiA, [301] i). Jan. 28, 1784; m. June 23, 1813, ^Micah Sherman; m. 1822, '^Col. 

Joseph Davis ; d. Oct. 24, 1840. 
William, [302] b. March 25, 1786. He died in childhood, Jan. 31, 1788, 
Ruth, [303] b. Nov. 23, 1787. She died, unmarried, Oct. 16, 1863. 
Charles, [304] b. April 11, 1789; m. 1814, Lucy Wilder; d. June 12, 1838. 
Sarah, [305] b. Oct. 2, 1790; m. Oct. 21, 1812, Jolm Brown; d. July 11, 1880. 
Rehecca, [306] b. March 31, 1792; m. Nov. 26, 1829, Samuel H. Weld; d. Dec. 26, 

Lucretia, [307] b. April 24, 1794. She died in girlhood, Nov. 25, 1803. 
Hexrv F^rancis, [308] b. May 8, 1796; m. Sept. 14, 1S18, Rebecca P. Hos7ner ; d. 

Sept. I, i88l 
William Dawes, [309] b. June 6, 1798; m. May 7, 182S, Mary Fiske ; d. Dec. 9, 



William Cogswell was a trader. He resided and had a store in Boston 
until just before the siege of that town in 1775, vv'hen he was compelled to 
seek safety for himself and family by removal. He abandoned his business 
and the new house he had lately built, on Milk Street, and removed to Marl- 
boro', Mass., where he continued in trade and also carried on the manufacture 
of potash He died at the age of seventy-three years, leaving a large family 
and a good estate. This record is made of him : " Mr. Cogswell was a genial, 
generous, hospitable man, and a good patriot." 

William Cogswell's mother was the daughter of Rev. John Rogers, of Ipswich, Mass., 
who was the son of Rev. John Rogers, president of Harvard College, who was the son of 
Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, of Ij^swich, who was the son of Rev. John Rogers, of Dedham, 
England, who was the grandson of J'JHN Rogers, who was burned at the stake, Feb. 5, 1555, 
in Smithfield, England. 

Mrs. Abigail [Dawes] Cogswell was brought up in a home so strict in the godliness of the 
times "that the children were not allowed to laugh or look out of the window on Sunday." 

William'^ Daives, (Thomas^, Anibrose"^, IVillia/n^), her father, died Nov. 14, 1S02. 

JVilliaiii Dau'es, Jr., a brother of Mrs. Cogswell, was a distinguished patriot. His name 
is associated with that of Paul Revere. When Paul Revere started from Charlestown for 
Lexington and Concord on the night of April 18, 1775, William Dawes, Jr., left Boston by the 
road over the Neck at full speed towards Lexington, rousing the people as he went along. 

William Dawes, Jr., was born April 6, 1745, in Ann Street, Boston, Mass. He was a 
tanner, and his place of business was at the corner of Sudbury and Friend Streets. He mar- 
ried, May 3, 176S, Mehitable May, at the age of seventeen, daughter of Samuel and Catharine 
(Mears) May, of Boston. They lived for seven or eight years at 64 Ann Street. They were 
both members of the Old South Church. They had six children. He fought at Bunker Hill. 
In later life they lived in Marlboro', Mass., where he died Feb. 25, 1799. 

John Ada?iis s-a.\A to Samuel Adams that they had seen "four noble families rise up in 
Boston, the Craftses, Gores, Daweses, and Austins." 

William Cogsiuell, being engaged in trade, was accustomed to go to New York and Phil- 
adelphia for goods. Some time during the war it is said, " he made a journey to Philadel- 
phia and returned on horseback, bringing his saddle-bags full of nutmegs, which he sold for 
one dollar apiece." The descendants of Mr. Cogswell still live in Marlboro'. His daughter 
Ruth occupied the old homestead till her death. William Gibbon, of Marlboro', and John 
Brown, a merchant in Concord, Mass., were his grandsons. 

A GR.VNDDAUGHTER of William and Abigail (Dawes) Cogswell gives a graphic account 
of the hegira of the family from Boston, in 1775. She says, "I have often heard my grand- 
mother relate the manner of their moving. The crowds of people who were eager to leave 
the town made it extremely difficult to get a vehicle for their goods, or conveyance for them- 
selves. After a good deal of trouble, however, they succeeded in getting a one-horse wagon, 
with a colored man, who was servant in the family of a relative, for a driver, and into this 
wagon they put all the goods they could take with them. Another vehicle on two wheels, a 
sort of chaise without a top, was to convey the women and children. The second wife of 
Grandfather Dawes, Mrs. Hannah (Jackson) Dawes, had her two children, afterwards Mrs. 
Tidd and Mrs. Hammond, then nine and ten years of age. These children had shawls tied 
round their waists, attached to Grandmother Dawes's arms, to hold them in. The good lady 
was also to hold Grandmother Cogswell's baby, while grandmother drove. This was very 
likely her first attempt at driving, and she was not very skilful, as subsequent events proved. 


" Starting out in tliis queer fashion, they must have presented a spectacle both ludicrous 
and touching, for they carried heavy hearts with them, leaving dear ones behind of whose fate 
they were uncertain, and feeling anxious for their own. They were obliged to ask leave to 
pass the gates (on the Neck), grandfather, with hat in hand, waiting while an official examined 
his goods to see that no arms or ammunition were concealed in them. After due search they 
were allowed to pass on. They proceeded very well for a time, but came to grief before 
night, for, going down a hill in Weston, the horse in the gig, or whatever it might be called, 
fell down, throwing out the entire load. The baby's face was badly cut upon the sharp stones 
and bled profusely, but a brook was near by (Stony Brook), at which they bathed the child's 
face and rested. 

" In after years, as the family journeyed back and forth to and from Boston, this brook was 
pointed out as the scene of their peril and delivery. In due time they reached Marlboro'. 
They lived for a time in a few hired rooms, and afterwards rented a house in the middle of 
the town, where grandfather began a small trading business. Afterwards, when he had decided 
to remain there, he bought a very pleasant house, which had been owned by Col. Barnes, a 
Tory, and confiscated, and there resided until his death." Vid. "Dawes Genealogy." 

Charles'^ Cogswell [ 304 ] married Lucy Wilder ; he died June 11, 1838. Mrs. Lucy Cogs- 
well died 1846. The will of Widow Lucy Cogswell, of Marlboro', Mass., was proved May, 
1846. They had no children. 


[ 116 ] 

Ebenezer^ Cogswell, ( William^, JoJin^, Williain^, yohn^), son of 
William* [39] and Mary* [36] (Cogswell) Cogswell, was born June 13, 
1720, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married, Nov. 22, 1749, 
Mary BiirnJiam, daughter of Daniel Burnham. She was born in 
Ipswich, Mass. They resided in Ipswich and in Paxton, Mass. Mrs. 
Cogswell died May 10, 180L Mr. Cogswell died Nov. 17, 1801. 


Mary B., [310] b. Aug. 24, 1750. She died, unmarried, April 7, 1812. 

Lucy, [311] b. 1752; m. Oct. 8, 1783, Hezekiah Newton. 

EuicxEZER, [312] b. Jan., 1754. He died, unmarried, in the West Indies. 

Hannah, [313] b. 1756; m. Estabrooks. 

Catherine, [313^] b. 1758. She died young. 

Stephen, [314] b. March, 1759; "i- March 10, 17S5, Mary Savage; d. Oct. 9, 


RuKi'S, [315] b. 1 761 ; m. : d. 1861. 

Catherine, [316] b. 1763; m. Aug. 30, 1780, Ezekiel Newton j d. 1851. 

Lydia, [317] b. 1765; m. 1787, Ebenezer Brown ; d. Dec. 19, 1841. 

Sarah, [318]!). June 23. 176S: m. Nov. 27, 1805, Jonathan Monroe; d. Nov. 20, 

A.VRON, [319] b. Jan. 14, 1770: m. Nov. 17, 1793, Deborah Bellows; d. Jan. 9, 



IHcmor antra. 

Ebenezer Cogswell was a sea-captain, and his son, Ebenezer Cogswell [ 312 ], followed 
the seas until his death of yellow fever in the West Indies. 

Kufiis Cogswell [315] was a soldier of the Revolution. He was with Gen. Gates when 
Burgoyne surrendered with his army of si.\ thousand men, Oct. 17, 1777, at Sararoga, N. Y. 
After the war was over he married and lived in Herkimer, N. Y., until the death of his wife, 
when he returned to Spencer, Mass. At the age of a hundred years, he died in Essex, Mass. 




. Jonathan^ Cogswell, ( Williani'^, Jolufi, William^, yoJni^), .son of 
William^ [ 39 ] and Mary* [ 36 ] (Cogswell) Cogswell, was born May 9, 
1725, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married, March 16, 
1748, Mary Appleton, a daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Wade) 
Appleton. She was born March 25, 1729, in Ipswich, Mass. They 
lived in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He died Feb. 11, 18 12. 
Mrs. Cogswell died June 30, 181 3. 


Nehemiah, [320] b. 1749; m. July 30, 1772, Rachel Choate ; d. Dec. 4, 1837. 
William, [321] b. Aug. 26, 1750; m. Aug. 18, 1781, Jemima Haskell j d. April 24, 

Jonathan, [322] b. Jan. 4, 1754; m. Dec, 1775, Mary Rust ; d. Jan. i, 1776. 
Elizabeth, [323] b. June 7, 1756; m. Nov. 23, 1775, Seth Goodhue. 
Joseph, [324] b. Dec. 20, 1757; m. May 31, 1788, Abigail Cleavelandj d. Nov. 22, 

Benjamin, [325] b. June 27, 1759. He died in infancy, April 30, 1760. 
Mary, [326] b. Dec. 19, 1760; m. June 24, 1784, David Choate; d. Aug. 22, 

Hannah, [327] b. Aug. 12, 1762; m. May 3, 1783, Lieut. John Proctor j d. Feb. 3, 

Benjamin, [328] b. Oct. 17, 1764. He died in infancy, Oct. 18, 1764. 
Benjamin, [329] b. Aug. 15, 1766; m. March 29, 1789, Abigail Choate j d. Jan. 17, 

1 841. 
Nathaniel, [330] b. May 17, 1768; m. Feb. 20, 1794, ^Eunice Low; m. Nov. 23, 

1826, '^Lucy Perkins ; d. July 17, 1836. 
Sarah, [331] b. Jan. 13, 1770. She died in girlhood, 1782. 
Aaron, [332] b. Dec. 28, 1771: m. May 20, 1802, Lticy Kinsman; d. July 20, 

A child, [333] b. Oct. 12, 1773. Died in infancy, Oct. 14, 1773. 


Jonathan Cogswell lived in the Cogswell House, which was built when he 
was seven years of age, 1732. He married the daughter of his father's second 
wife. For thirty-two years, April 7, 1780, to Feb. 12, 181 2, he was a deacon of 
tlie church. The stones which mark the graves of Dea. Cogswell and his 
wife are inscribed as follows : 

" Dea. Jonathan Cogswell, 

who died Feb. 12, 1812, 

^t. 87." 

" Mary Cogswell, wife 

of Dea. Jonathan Cogswell, 

who died June 30, 1813, 

JEt. 84." 

pitmor antra. 

Jonathan Cogswell [322], son of Dea. Jonathan Cogswell, was a soldier of the Revo- 
lution. The tradition is that "he was buried on Bunker Hill, 1776." 

Maiy Cogs7acll [■^'^Q] married David CJwatc, Esq. She lived but a few months. Mr. 
Choate married, Feb. 22, 17S5, -Miriam Foster, daughter of Capt. Aaron Foster. They had 
tw(j daughters and four sons. One of the sons was the late Hon. Rufus Choate, of Boston, 


Kufus Choate, son of David and Miriam (Foster) Choate, was born Oct. i, 1799, in Che- 
bacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. His early instructor in the classics, in which Mr. Choate became 
so distinguished a scholar, was a young student from Dartmouth College, afterward the Rev. 
William Cogswell, D. D. [411]. Mr. Choate graduated from Dartmouth College in 1S19, 
where he was under appointment as tutor in 1819-20. He then entered the Law School at 
Cambridge, Mass., and completed his course of most thorough legal study in the offices of 
Judge Cummins, of Salem, Mass., and Hon. William Wirt, LL. D., Attorney-General of the 
United States, Washington, 1). C. He commenced the practice of his profession in Danvers, 
Mass., and represented that town in the State Legislature in 1825. Mr. Choate soon removed 
to .Salem, Mass., and was chosen a member of the State .Senate in 1827. \\\ 1832 he was 
elected Rejiresentative to Congress from the Esse.x District, Mass. He declined a re-election 
in 1834, and removed to Boston, Mass. He was chosen United States Senator in 1841, to fill 
out the unexpired term of Hon. Daniel Webster, LL. D., who was appointed Secretary of 
.State. He resigned his seat in the United States .Senate, and in 1846 resumed law practice 
in Boston. In 1S53 he was chosen Attorney-General of Massachusetts. His position for 
many years was at the head of the Suffolk Bar. Mr. Choate's mind was very acute, his 
scholarship broad, diversified, and accurate, his eloquence impassioned, and his rhetoric mag- 
nificent. Some of his more famous efforts were " A EuLOGY ON President Harrison," 
".\n Address on the Landinc; of the Pilgrims," and " .\ Eulogy on Hon. Daniel 
Wehster." For the benefit of his health Mr. Choate sailed, June 29, 1859, for England, but 
was unable to proceed on the voyage. He landed at Halifax, N. S., where he died, July 13, 
1859, and in this event there jiassed from earth one of the nuxst illustrious of distinguished 

U i/M. //T^ 

c LA,^ ^ ir/q '^ cL^ U Ln' "l^t 



Jacob'^ Cogswell, { Wil/iaiu^, yoJirfi, Williavi^, yohii}), son of Wil- 
liam'' [39] and Mary [36] (Cogswell) Cogswell, was born May i8, 1727, 
in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married, 1748, Elisabeth 
Eveleth. They lived in Ij3swich, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died Dec. i, 


William, [334] m. Feb. 12, 1791, Mary Smith j d. 1792. 
Francis, [335] Ix Aug. 8, 1768. 
Jacob, [336] b. May 21, 1770. 

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LucY^ Cogswell, ( Williain"^, yoJin^, William'^, yo/in^), daughter of 
William'' [39] and Mary [36] (Cogswell) Cogswell, was born June 28, 
1728, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. She married, Jan 17, 1750, 
Dca. Thomas Burnhani, son of Thomas and Hannah (Cogswell) Burn- 
ham, of Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass., where they lived. Mrs. Lucy 
Burnham died Nov. 4, 1775. Dea. Burnham married, June ii, 1778, 
^Elizabeth BtirnJiavi. He died May 18, 1799. 


William^ b. Feb. 17, 1751; m. IVIarcli 4, 1785, Rachel Andrews. 
Thomas^ b. Jan. 13, 1755; ra. No\^ 6, 1793, RiitJi Cains. 
Lucy., b. July 11, 1757; m. Dec. 4, 1778, Nathaniel Burnham. 
Abraham, b. Sept 30, 1763; m. Oct. 25, 1806, Hannah Pulsifer. 
Esther, b. Sept. 22, 1765 ; m. Aug. 4, 1786, Ralph Butler. 
Hannah, b. Feb. 11, 1767. Slie died unmarried. 
Luther, b. May 6, 1772. He died in cliildliood, 1774. 

|H cm or antra. 

T/iomas Burnliam was deacon of the church in Chebacco Parish in tlie ministry of Rev. 
John Cleaveland, and was the last one to "line the hymn and set the tune." He was for 
eight years teacher of the school in Chebacco ; subsequently, he was much employed in writing 
wills, settling estates, and other public business. He died May i8, 1799, aged seventy-two 
years. His residence was not far from the site of the late residence, 1S83, of Capt. Moses 


Mirch ;, i-S. aIm , '; .'^t • '""■ '■ "^'*' i •^" ^"-^"". b. March .3, ,783 d 




Samuel' Cogswell, (WiUiam*, yohn\ Willia„fi. yo/m\ son of 

Mach . ,7Z*%'"f ;'''"° ^"™''' 'P^""^'^' Mass. He married, 
Perlins 'f ^' ^^^^^^^f/-^-". daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth 
Perknis. She was born Nov., 1744, i„ Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass 
They res,ded ,n Andover, Mass. Mrs. Cogswell died May 8 ,8,4.' 
Mr. Cogswell died Dec. 8, 1834. 


Joseph, [337] b. Jan. 8, 1765 ; m. 

Samuel, [338] b. Oct. 33, 1767; m. July ^.'^ ,y^,^ ^ary Eaton; d. Feb ^3 1830 

Lu" r™;h'''^ ^^;';'' ^^^°' "^- ^^^- ^^' '799:>^. Jones. "'' ''• 

Luc\. [340] b. 1777. She died, unmarried, Oct. 5 1798 

James, [341] b. Jan. 15, 1780; m. Sept. 14, 1806, 'sarah Haradon j d. April 4, 1862. 

ll^cmor antra. 

he :::^^T^- 'zz:^^r::t^r^ t - '^- ^^ ^^^ ^--^-^ 

He joined the church, June .8 iSor Mr F.l.h p ', 'T^'"" °" ^^orchester Heights. 
Old South Church Andover XS: '''^ f'^^^f'^JI'^'-l^"-) Cogswell was received to the 
vv , „ ^ -•^»ao\er, Apnl 4, 1773, from the Fourth Church, Ipswich Mass 

Jo/esl'-larrest'irKLI^rNT"' '" "■"-'-'-"• "■ ^'^ A descend,,,.', L„te 




lohn " r «r' ^rr"'"' *?'"'*• ^'"'"'' '^''''^"'■' 5^"^"")' daughter of 

bor i, h" ? n .T""'- ""^ "• " -»■ ^'-- ^-""^ ^-'^-. -ho was 
bor ,n Haverhdl, Mass., where they resided. Mrs. Pecker died March 

ed Sept f ';8o6 *""''' ''°" "' '^"' "'''''■ """"' '^^''"^^' ^^^ 



Hannah^ b. 1745; ^- I749- Hannah^ b. 1751. 

Sjtsauiia, b. 1746. Sarah, b. 1753. 

John, b. 1748. James, h. 1756. 

Elizabeth, b. 1750; d. 1750. Williain, b. 175S. 

Two children, whose names are not recorded. 

Dr. Pecker was a physician \\\ Haverliill for many years. Of his second marriage there 
were ten children, making the whole number of his children twenty. Some of them died in 
infancy. Dr. Pecker's, sons James and William were soldiers of the Revolution. 

Susanna^ Cogswell [ 132 J is reccn-ded in the town records of Haverhill as Hannah 

Dan/el Pecker, son of Dr. James and Mrs. Ruth (Bradley) Pecker, was born in 1762 ; 
he married, 17S5, Rebecca Osgood. They had seven daughters, and one son who died young. 


[ 133 ] 


Sarah^ Cogswell, {yoJiit^, yoluv^, WiHiam'^, yo/in^), daughter of 
John'* [41] and Susanna (Low) Cogswell, was born, 1725, in Marble- 
head, Mass. She married, April 11, 1745, Skipper Dodge, son of Wil- 
liam and Prudence Dodge. He was born, Aug. 28, 1721, in Wenham, 
Mass., where they lived. Mr. Dodge died Feb. 19, 1785. 

Prudence, b. Sept. 28, 1 747. William, bapt. 1 760. 

Sarah, b. Oct. 28, 1749. She d. Aug. 5, 1757. Sarah, b. April 15, 1762. 




JoHN^ Cogswell, {John'^, yohn^, William-, yohn^), son of John^ 
[41] and Susanna (Low) Cogswell, was born Feb. 17, 1728, in Marble- 
head, Mass. He married, Aug. 29, 1749, ^Abigail White, a daughter 
of Dea. Nicholas and Hannah (Ayer) White. She was born March 29, 
1730, in Plaistow, N. H. Mrs. Cogswell died soon after marriage, Sept. 
ID, 1750. Mr. Cogswell married, March 19, 1752, '^Sarah Bartlett, 
They resided in Haverhill, Mass. Mrs. Sarah Cogswell died Sept. 12. 
1799. Mr. Cogswell died March 31, 181 8. 



Sarah, [342]. She died in infancy. 

Thomas, [343] b. March 3, 1766; m. ^Lydia Harriman ; m. Dec. 25, 1812, "^Betsey 

Kimball; d. 1857. 
JOHX, [344] ni. March 4, 1784, Elizabeth Gfiffin. 

Saiiiiii'l Aver, grandfather of Mrs. Abigail (White) Cogswell, was killed by the Indians. 
Jo/in and Siisa/nia (Loiv) Cogs^vell, parents of John Cogswell, removed from Marblehead 
to Haverhill, Mass., when he was young. 




Lydia''' Cogswell, {Frauds'^, yohn^, Williaufi, yohn^), daughter of 
Francis [ 42] and Elizabeth Cogswell, was born Jul)' 22, 1732, in Argilla 
District, Ipswich, Mass. She married, 1752, ^Rev. Timothy Symmes, 
son of Timothy and Elizabeth Rose Symmes, ne'e Collamore. He was 
born May 27, 1 7 14, in Scituate, Mass. Rev. Mr. Symmes died April 6, 
1756. Mrs. Symmes married {picb. Feb. 16, 1760) ~ Richard Potter, son 
of Anthony and Mary (Dresser) Potter. He was born Nov. 15, 1705. 
They lived in Ipswich, Mass. Mrs. Potter survived her husband. Her 
death occurred Oct. 12, 1773. 


Ebenezer^ b. 1755 ; m. . 

William, b. 1756; m. Dec. 12, 1782, Mehitable Mo u I ton ; d. Dec. 20, 1825. 


Sarah, b. Dec. 15, 1760. She died, unmarried, 1849. 
Lydia^h. 1762; m. May, x'j'At^, Abel Boardmati ; d. Ang. 17, 1 851. 
Jonathan, b. 1766; m. Hannah Fatter ; d. March, 1824. 
James, m. Charlotte Frye ; d. 18 18. 

|H f mo r antra, 

Ri'v. Ti7nothy Symmes came to Ipswich some time in 1752. He was an assistant of Rev. 
Mr. Rogers, then pastor in Ipswich. lie had been previously settled in Connecticut and also 
in New Jersey. He was a zealous promoter of evangelical religion, and much engaged in the 
" Great Awakening " of 1741-2. Rev. Mr. Rogers introduced him to his people "as a man 
who had been driven from his society in Connecticut ten years before, for being so active on 
the side of religion." 




Lydia CogsiueU was his second wife. The name of his first wife was Cleaves. By 

this marriage there was one son, John Cleaves Symmes, who married Anna Tuthill, daughter 
of Henry Tuthill, Esq. He was a commander of cavalry in the war of the Revolution, and 
subsequently Judge of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. 

Hon. John C. Syiii/nes, Oct. 15, 17SS, received from the United States government a 
million acres of land in Ohio. This grant included the present site of Cincinnati. He 
removed to Ohio, and was appointed by President Washington United States District Judge 
of the " Northwestern Territory." His residence was at North Hend, and was named 
" Cleaves." He died Feb., 1814. 

Anna Symmes, the daughter of Hon. John C. and Anna (Tuthill) Symmes, lived much 
with her grandfather, Henry Tuthill, Esq. She was educated at East Hampton, Mass. Miss 
Symmes was a young lady of culture and many peisonal charms. This granddaughter of 
Rev. Timothy Symmes, who married -Lydia CogstvcH, received the attentions of a young 
officer of the United States Armv, then in command of Fort Hamilton, whom she married, 
Nov. 22, 1795. This gallant young officer who won the hand of the beautiful Anna Symmes 
subsequently became well known. His portrait on the preceding page will be readily 



William Henry Harrison, son of Benjamin Harrison, was born Feb. 9, 1773. His 
father was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Subsequent to his father's death he 
was in the army from 1792 to 1797. In 1801 he was Governor of Indiana; then he represented 
that State in Congress. From 1811 to 1S14, during the Indian and English War, he was com- 
mander-in-chief of the American Army. In 1816 he was elected Representative to Congress, 
and chosen in 1824 to the United -States Senate. In 1S40 he was elected the ninth President 
of the United States. He died one month after his inauguration, April 4, 1841. 

Mrs. Anna (Symmes) Harrison survived her honored and lamented husband over 
twenty years. She died at the age of eighty-eight, Feb. 25, 1864. 

Hev. Timothy and Lydia [Cogswell) Symvies had two sons. During the war of the Revo- 
lution they went to Newfield, Me., where they settled on farms. 

William Symmes, the younger, was a deacon in the church. He married, Dec. 12, 1782, 
Mehitable Moulton. 


Mehitable; Anstice ; Timothy, b. 1788, m. Sarah Hill, d. Aug. 27, 1S66; James; and William. 

Timothy Symmes, son of Dea. William Symmes, was a deacon in the same church for forty 
years. Dea. Timothy and Sarah (Hill) Symmes had a son, Ebenezer, b. May 9, 1822 ; m. 
May 31, 1854, Olive Frances Moulton, who died June 3, 1858, leaving a daughter, Mary Ella, 
b. Oct. 29, 1855. 

Richard and Mrs. Lydia (Symmes) Potter, nee Cogszoell, had four children. Their son, 

Jonathan Potter, married Hannah Potter, daughter of Daniel and (Goodhue) Potter. 

She was born in Ipswich, Mass., where they lived. She died June, 1814. 


Jesse, b. June 23, 1795 ! unmarried ; d. May 12, 1852. 
Symmes, b. March 22, 1797; unmarried; d. 1857. 
Wallis, b. Sept. 19, 1798; unmarried; d. Nov., 1838. 
James, b. March 3, 1800; m. 1830, Rhoda Brown; d. Aug. 16, 1S37. 
Elbridge, b. Nov. 16, iSoi ; d. unmarried, March 22, 1821. 
Richard, b. April 2, 1804 ; m. 1848, Mary Hodgkins ; d. Oct. 9, 1856. 

Julia Ann, b. April 28, 1807 ; m. 1832, Levi Willett. Mrs Julia Ann Willett lived, 18S3, in 
Ipswich, Mass. 


Syiiimes Potter was a sea-captain. He was lost in the China Sea witli the ship " Matchless." 
Charlotte Frye, whom James Pottei' married, was from Newbury port, Mass. 
Abel Boardman, whom Lyclia Potter married, was from the same city. They were the 
ancestors of Mrs. Ellen A. (Lord) Burditt, of Harrison Square, Dorchester, Mass. 

P'icl. "Harper's Magazine" of Oct., 1882, for mention oi John Cleaves Symmes: 




Francis" Cogswell, (Frauds'^, John^, William'^, Jolm^), son of 
Francis'* [42] and Elizabeth Cogswell, was bapt. Feb. 4, 1734, in 
Ipswich, Mass. He married, Feb. 14, 1771, Anstice Manning, daugh- 
ter of Dr. Joseph and Elizabeth (Boardman) Manning. She was born, 
1740, in Chebacco Parish. They resided in Ipswich, Mass. Mr. Cogs- 
well died Oct. 22, 1793. Mrs. Cogswell died Nov. i, 18 16. 


Hanxah, [345] b. 1772. She died young, June 12, 1786. 

Anstice, [346] b. Nov. 20, 1774. She died in early life, May 5, 1793. 

Elizabeth, [347] bapt. Sept. 10, 1775. She died, unmarried, Dec. 30, 1831. 

Sarah. [348] bapt. Sept. 8, 1776. She died, unmarried. May 9, 1808. 

Fka.ncis, [349] b. Aug. 21, 1779. He died in early life. 

Joseph Green, [330] b. Sept. 27, 1786; m. April 17, 1812, Mary F. Gilman ; d. 

Nov. 26, 1 87 1. 
A DAUGHTER, [351]. She died young. 


Francis Cogswell was a shipwright. His will was dated June 20, 1790, and probated 
Nov. 5, 1793. I'^ ''^ mention is made of his wife, daughters Elizabeth and Sarah, and his son, 
Joseph Green. The other children had previously died. Elizabeth survived her sister Sarah, 
and died at the house of her brother. Round Hill, Northampton, Mass. 

Dr. Joseph Maiuiing, father of Mrs. Cogswell, was a prominent physician. He was the 
executor of Mr. Cogswell's will. 



Joseph'^ Cogswell, {Francis'^, yohn-\ Williani^, yohi^), son of 
Francis'* [42] and Elizabeth Cogswell, was bapt. Aug. 16, 1736, in 
Ipswich, Mass. He married, Aug. 16, 1763, Abigail Patch. She was 
born in 1744. They lived in Ipswich, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died July 
21, 1 79 1. Mrs. Cogswell died in 1827. 



William, [352] bapt. July 3, 1764; m. . 

Ebenezer, [353]. He died in infancy. 

EisENEZER, [354] bapt. April 5, 1767; m. 1794, ^Martha Brown; m. Oct. 21, 1834, 

"Mrs. Aphia {Brown) Calley. 
Francis, [355]. He died in childhood, Sept. 6, 1775. 

Daniel, [356] bapt. Oct. i, 1769; m. Dec. 5, 1795, Betsey Lummus ; d. Feb i, 1810. 
Abigail, [357] bapt. Feb. 16, 1772. She died in infancy. 
Joseph, [358]. He died in infancy, Sept. 4, 1775. 
Abigail, [359] b. Sept. 3, 1776; m. May 24, 1797, Major Joshua Giddings ; d. 

Dec. 5, 185 1. 
JosiAH, [360] bopt. May 23, 1779. He died in early life, July 4, 1795. 
Elizabeth Williams, [361]. She died unmarried. 

Anna, [362] b. Sept. 18, 1781 ; m. Nov. 24, 1808, Lieut. Nathan Dodge; d. Sept., 1840. 
Oliver, [363] bapt. July 17, 1787. He died, unmarried, Nov. 12, 1820. 



Abigail^ Cogswell {Francis'^, yo/in'-\ William-, yo/in^), daughter 
of Francis'* [42] and Elizabeth Cogswell, was born in Ipswich, Mass. 
She married {ptib. April 17, 1762) Abraham Dodge. He was born Aug. 
17, 1740. They lived in Ipswich, Mass. Col. Dodge died June 16, 
1786. Mrs. Dodge died Nov. 8, 1787. 


Abigail^ m. {pub. Nov. 6, 1784) Rogers. 

Abraham. He died a soldier, at Fort Pitt, Ohio. 

Abra/iam Dodge was a merchant of Ipswich, engaged in trade with tlie West Indies. lie 
took an active part in the cause of Independence. Upon receiving the news of the liattle of 
Bunker Hill, he mounted his horse and rode for Charlestown. Just as he reached the battle- 
ground, his horse fell and expired from hard riding. He served as Captain, was in several 
battles, and subsequently received a Colonel's commission. 



Jeremiah'5 Cogswell, {NatJianiel^, yoJin^, William'^, yokji^), son 
of Nathaniel'* [45] and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, was born July 12, 
1743, in Haverhill, Mass He married, June 12, 1766, Mchitable 
Clement. She was born Sept. 8, 1746, in Haverhill, Mass. They 
resided in Gilmanton, N. H. Lieut. Cogswell died April 20, 1802. 
Mrs Cogswell died June 8, 1829. 


Judith. [364] b. May 10, 1767. She died in cliildhood, Dec. 25, 1774. 
Sarah, [365] b. Oct. 22, 1768. She died in childhood, Aug. 25, 1776. 
Nathaniel, [366] b. Feb. 19, 1771. He died in childhood. May 31, 1774. 
Jeremiah, [367] b. March 8, 1773. He died in boyhood, March 20, 1782. 
Mehitat'.le, [368] b. Sept. 11, 1775. She died in early life, Jan. 18, 1792. 
Judith, [369] b. Sept. 25, 1777; m. Ephraitn Leavitt ; d. March 19, 1821. 
Sarah, [370] b. Aug. 18, 1779; m. "Joseph Badger Cogswell [400]; d. June 5, 1844. 
Jeremiah, [371] b. Nov. 2, 1782; m. June 12, 1805, Rebecca Green; d. Aug. 9, 

Nathaniel, [372] b. July 2, 1785. He died in early manhood, April 26, 1807. 
Mary, [373] b. Nov. 19, 1787; m. Nov. 6, 1805, Micajah Osborne; d. March 26, 

Rebecca, [374] b. Dec. 31, 1788. 

Joseph, [375] \ \^ ^ug. 7, 1791. -j ^^ ^''^^^ ^^ infancy, Aug. 14, 1791. 
Elizabeth, [376] ) '"" ' ( She died in infancy, Aug. 13, 1791. 


Jeremiah Cogsi.vell settled on lot niiml:)er one, second range of one hundred acre lots 
wliich was at the extreme southeast corner of the present town of Gilmanton, N. H. He 
was a farmer, held lieutenant's commission, was selectman in 1775, and one of the Committee 
of .Safety in 1777. Lieut. Cogswell and his wife were of the original meml^ers of the First 
Cliurch in (lilmanton, wliich was organized May 4, 1775. Mrs. Cogswell was a member of 
the church fifty-four years. 

Sarah Cogswell [ 370 ] married Joseph Kadger Cogswell [400]- Thev lived in (Jilman- 
ton, N. H., and in Rochester, N. Y. 



Thomas'5 Cogswell, {Nathaniel'^, yohii^, William^, yoJui^), son of 
Nathaniel^ [45] and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, was born Aug. 4, 1746, 
in Haverhill, Mass. He married, Feb. 26, 1770, Ruth Badger, 2. daugh- 
ter of Gen. Joseph Badger of Gilmanton, N. H. She was born Sept. 
14, 175^5 in Haverhill, Mass. They resided in Haverhill, Mass, and in 
Gilmanton, N. H. Hon. Thomas Cogswell died Sept. 3, 18 10. Mrs. 
Cogswell died Oct. 16, 1839. 


Hannah, [377J b. Feb. 26, 1771. Slie died in childhood, Feb. 18, 1776. 

Nathaniel, [378] b. Jan. 19, 1773. He died, unmarried, Aug., 1813. 

Joseph, [379J b. April 4, 1775. He died in infancy, April 16, 1775. 

Judith, [380] b. March 13, 1776; ni. March 22, 1798, Nathaniel Uphatn ; d. April 30, 

Ebenezer Badger, [381] b. May 3, 1778. He died in infancy, Oct. 12, 1778. 
Thomas, [382] b. Nov. 11, 1781 ; m. Judith Cogswett [420]; d. Oct. 26, 1813. 
William, [383] b. Nov. i, 1784; m. May 7, 1815, Mary Dudley ; d. Jan. i, 1853. 
Francis, [384] b. April 24, 1787. He died, unmarried, Dec. 8, 1812. 
Pearson, [385] b. Feb. 14, 1790; m. April 9, 1811, Mary S. Badger j d. Aug. 18, 1S55. 
Frederic, [386] b. March 23, 1792; m. May 18, 1817, Hannah R. Peavey ; d. July, 

Alfred, [387] b. June 27, 1795. He died, unmarried, in Dixon, 111. 


Thomas Cogswell was a commissioned officer in the army of the Revo- 
lution during the whole war. He was Captain, then Major Jan. i, 1777, then 
Lieutenant-Colonel Nov. 26, 1799, and afterward Wagon-]VIaster General. He 
led a company in the battle of Bunker Hill, was present at the siege of Boston, 
and continued in the service until peace was declared. He then settled on a 
farm in Gilmanton, N. H., and was called to fill various civil offices in town and 
State. He filled the office of Judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 1784 
to his death, in 18 10. Hon. Thomas Cogswell was twice nominated for Repre- 
sentative to Congress from New Hampshire. For a more extended notice of 
him see "John Upham and his Descendants," Note B, page 85. IVIr. Cogs- 
well, Sept., 1804, donated a sacramental service to the First Congregational 
Church in Gilmanton, N, H. In recognition of this, and in respect to his 
memory, the church erected a stone to mark the spot of his burial. The fol- 
lowing obituary notice of him was published at the time : 



<5on» Slliomas €ogsu)dl, 


Departed this life, on Monday tlie 3d day of September, 1810, tlie Hon 
Thomas Cogswell, Esq., of GiVmanfon, in the 64th year of his age. On 
Wednefday following, his remains were decently interred, attended by his dif- 
confolate and afTedlionate wife and children ; together with a numerous and 
refpedlable concourfe of people, who fympathized with his relations at the lofs 
of fo kind a Hufband, indulgent Parent, and worthy member of the commu- 
nity. He was born at Haverhill, in the Commonwealth of Maffachufetts ; 
at an early age, with the good of his country at heart, he became an Officer 
in the United States fervice, in the Revolutionary War, in which he continued 
during all our llruggles with England, and exhibited himfelf the Patriot and 
the Hero. — When Peace was echoed from fhore to fliore, the good of his 
country called him into another fphere of a6lion. — Here he difplayed that 
firmnefs and benevolence, which chara6lerize the great and the good Statef- 
man ; and continued a firm fupporter of the rights of his fellow-citizens, and 
the liberty of his country until his departure. No man could have been more 
ufeful ; from his youth, he was given to hofpitality. The rich and the great 
honoured him, and the poor fliared in his bounty. — Thus has fallen one, for 
whom while his connexions mourn, his country will lament. 

" Hope fprings beyond the grave." 


Thomas Cogswell married liis cousin, and tiie marriage rite was performed by Rev. Moses 
Badger, the uncle of botli the parties. Mr. and Mrs. Cogswell, prior to the Revolution, lived 
in Haverhill, Mass., where three of their children were born. During the war Mrs. Cogswell 
and the children made their home with her father, Gkn. Joseph Badger, of Gilmanton, N. II. 
At the close of the war Gen. Cogswell settled on a farm near to that of his father-in-law. 

N.VT1L\NMEL Cogswell [378 ] graduated from Dartmouth College in 1794; was admitted 
to the practice of the law; travelled in Europe; on his return he accepted a general's com- 
mission in the Spanish Patriot Army, and died Aug., 1813, at the Rapids of Red River, La. 

Francis Cogswell L 384 ] also graduated from Dartmouth College in the class of 1811. 
He was for a short time a teacher. He entered the army in the War of 1S12, and died Dec. 
8, 1S12, in I'lattsburg, N. Y. 

Alered Cogswell [ 387 ] has been described as "a tall, handsome man and loved by 
everybody." He died, unmarried, in Di.xon, 111. 

" Prince " was the name of a colored servant whom (]en. Thomas Cogswell brought home 
from the war. " Prince " and his descendants were in the Cogswell family many years. He 
"was a smart negro and had great pride of family." His widow, ".Aunt So]ihia," survived 
him, and died, at the age of eighty-five years, in 1882, in Gilford, N. H. 


A Memorial to the Honorable Continental Conorkss. 
" The Memorial of Major Thomas Cogswell sheweth that he entered into the .ser- 
vice of the U. S. on the 19th of April, 1775, with the command of a company in the line 
of Mass. ; that the reduction and mode of raising regiments for the service from that State 
down to 1777 did not admit of any promotion of those otficers who were retained in service 
(accidental causes excepted) ; at the beginning of 1777 your memorialist received the apjjoint- 
ment of Major in the ist Mass. Regt. ; that on the 6th of Sept., 1779, there was a vacancy of 
a Lieut.-Col. in the 15th Mass. Regt. ; that your memorialist and then Major Hull became com- 
petitors for that office ; that on the 26th of Nov. your memorialist was appointed a Lieut.-Col. 
by the authority of the State of Mass., at which time your memorialist and his competitor were 
present and examined respecting the premises ; that on the next day Major Hull requested the 
authority of the State for a re-hearing ; it was granted and terminated a 2d time in favor 
of your memorialist, who then repaired to camp, took command in the 15th Regt., and 
was mustered as Lieut.-Col.; that your memorialist's competitor kept up the dispute, and 
in Feb., 1780, ex parte obtained an appointment to the same office. The contention was 
still continued, and at the close of the year 17S0 your memorialist, rather than continue the 
dispute, which appeared to be injurious to the service, requested in a letter to Brig.-Gen. 
Glover to retire from the service in the arrangement to take place, with a determination never 
to take on him any military command whatever, but at the repeated solicitations of the Quar- 
termaster General, and at the request of many principal olificers in the army, vour memorialist 
accepted that of Wagon-Master General, and had continued to this day. Although there was 
a series of misfortunes attended your memorialist as to his rank (too many to impart in a 
memorial), yet he flatters himself he is in possession of such documents as to convince Con- 
gress that he is not unworthy their notice, and from the disposition that Hon. body has 
ever shown to reward the deserving part of the army, he is induced to request Congress to 
take his particular circumstances under their consideration, and confirm to him his rank of 
Lieut.-Col. from the 6th of Sept., 1779, '^'^•^^ the Paymaster Gen. mav issue his certificates for 
receiving of pay and commutation accordingly. As in duty bound, &c., &c." 

Gen. George Washington's Letter. 

"I certify that in the dispute of rank between Majors Hull and Cogswell, which was ulti- 
mately determined in favor of the former, there was no personal preference to Major Hull, but 
that his succession to the vacant Lieutenant-Colonelcy depended solely upon the established 
principles of promotion, he having been considered as an elder Major than Major Cogswell 
from the time of the new arrangement of the army in 1777. And I do further certify that 
Major Cogswell has been always represented to me as an intelligent, brave, and active officer. 

"Given at Headquarters at New Windsor, the 7th of Jan., 1781. 

(Signed) "George Washington." 



Hannah'^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel'^, yohifi, Wi/Iiain^, yo/in^), daughter 
of Nathaniel'^ [45] and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, was born July 13, 
1749, in Haverhill, Mass. She married, Jan. 2, 1772, Rev. JonatlLaii 
Searlc, son of Samuel and Deborah (Tenney) Searle. He was born 
March 26, 1744, in Rowley, Mass. They resided in Mason, N. H. 
Rev Mr. Searle died Dec. 9, 1812. Mrs. Searle died Dec. i, 1829. 



Judith Badger, b. Jan. 31, 1773; m. March i, 1801, John Longley ; d. Aug., 1849. 
Hatinah, b. May 16, 1774; m. Jan. 7, 1794, ^Capt. Brintnal Witherell j m. 1813, 

'^John Hiise ; d. Sept., 1823. 
Jonathan^ b. Nov. 4, 1775. He was unmarried when lost at sea in 1798. 
Nathaniel Cogswell^ b. July 4, 1778; m. July 8, 1808, ^ Alice Cutler ; m. July 14, 1821, 

'^Susan Veazie ; d. Oct. 9, 1863. 
Eliza, b. Oct 19, 1782; m. Sept. 10, 1805, Josiah Warren; d. 1849. 
Samuel, b. April 17, 1784; m. 1804, "^ Betsey Witherell; m. "^Mrs. Catharitie {Cobuni) 

Wilson; d. Aug. 22, 1849. 
Deborah, b. Sept. 27, 1788; m. Simon Ward; d. 1835. 
Polly, b. Aug. 27, 1793; m. April, 1819, Solomon Russell; d. Nov. 3, 1879. 

Mrs. Searlc was the only daughter in her father's family of nineteen children 
who lived to mature years. The likeness that remains of her is here inserted. 

^^r^'^-^^^cj^ '^^t^^t/-^^^^-^^ 

Subsequent to the death of Rev. Mr. Searle, Mrs. Searle was offered in 
marriage the hand of Judge Farrar, of New Hampshire, but chose to remain 
a widow. She had a blanket made of satin in colors, white, pink, and green, in 
which her mother's nineteen infants were baptized. This relic is now in the pos- 
session of her granddaughter, Mrs. Harriet (Russell) Barrett, of Mason, N. H. 
Mrs. Searle died at the age of eighty years, and lies buried by the side of her 
husband in the Cemetery of Mason, N. H. In 1879 their granddaughter, Mrs. 


Sarah Hannah (Searle) Webster, of Saxonville, Mass., caused to be erected in 
the New Cemetery of Mason a granite monument to their memory. 

Rev. Mr. Searle graduated from Harvard College in the class of 1764. 
He was ordained to the gospel ministry, and installed pastor of the Congrega- 
tional Church in Mason, N. H., Oct. 14, 1772. He was the first pastor of the 
church, and continued in office about ten years. On hearing of the battle of Lex- 
ington, April 19, 1775, he preached a war sermon the next Sabbath from the text 
Ps. cxlix. 6, "Let the high praises of God be in their mouth and a two- 
edged SWORD IN their HAND." He resigned his pastorate in 1781, and soon 
after gave up preaching, and devoted himself to agriculture and civil pursuits. 
He was appointed Justice of the Peace, and transacted much public business. 
This office he held until his death, which occurred when he was sixty-eight 
years of age. The house which Rev. Mr. Searle built and in which he lived 
is, 1883, standing, and occupied by his descendants. 

John 2mA Judith Badger (Searle) Longley lived in Norridgewock, Me. Mr. Longley was 
the son of Zachariah and Jemima Longley. He was born April 13, 176S, in Concord, Mass. 
He was a farmer. His death occurred April, 1S53, at the age of eighty-five years. Mrs. 
Longley, it is said, was a woman of great beneficence and marked piety. By her alms deeds 
and Christian spirit she became greatly beloved. Mr. and Mrs. Longley had seven children, 
viz., Eliza, b. July 27, 1802 ; m. 1829, Harvey Vickere, son of Joseph and Mary Vickere. He 
was born Nov. 12, 1800, in Norridgewock, Me., where they resided. He was a farmer. The 
children of Mr. and Mrs. Vickere were: Hannah E., b. Sept. 15, 1829; m. 1861, Sylvester 
Dow. Lydia, 1). May 14, 1831 ; m. George Huse. Mary A., b. Sept. 23, 1835; m. Winthrop 
Hale. Harvey P., b. June 3, 1837. Nancy F., b. .April 29, 1840. Reuel W., b. Jan. 9, 1848. 
I/annah Cogsivell, b. Aug. 9, 1803; d. .April 9, 1824. Francis Badger, b. July 10, 1805; m. 
Deborah Blackwell. He died by drowning, April 28, 1831, leaving a widow and three children. 
Julia Ann, b. April 21, 1807; m. March 25, 1840, John N. Patton. They resided in Muncy, 
Pa. They had two daughters : one married Col. Silley, of Montgomery, Pa. ; the other, 
Sarah, died Aug. 6, 18S3, in Sa.xonville, Mass. James P., b. Feb. 19, 1810; m. 1835, ^Mary A. 
Dudley. He was a clergyman. He was married three times, and lived, in 1883, in Madison 
Bridge, Me. There were several children. Two sons lived in the old Longley homestead, 
Norridgewock, Me. A^. Isabel, b. Jan. 10, 181 2; d. A]3ril 20, 181 5. Jonathan Searle, b. Aug. 
30, 1815; m. Lucy Heald. They resided, 1883, in Norridgewock, Me. They had one son. 

Capt. Brintnal Witherell died Nov. 12, 181 2. He was buried in Mason, N. H. Mrs. 
Witherell subsequently married John Hiise, of Belfast, Me. He was the proprietor of the 
well-known " Huse Hotel." There were no children. 

Jonathan Searle studied navigation. He shipped as clerk from New York for the East 
Indies in 1798. They touched at Savannah, Ga., and the vessel was never heard from after- 

Nathaniel Cogsivell Searle married "^ Alice Cutler. She was born Sept. 29, 1786, in Lex- 
ington, Mass. They lived in Mason, N. H. He was a farmer. They removed to Belfast, 
Me., where Mrs. AUce Searle died, March 22, 181 5. Mr. Searle married '^Siisan Vcazie. She 
was born Aug. 3, 1795, i'^ Hiram, Me. They lived in Belfast, Me. Mr. Nathaniel C. Searle 
died Oct. 9, 1863. Mrs. Susan Searle died Dec. 16, 1866, in .Saxonville, Mass. The children 
of the first marriage were : Lney A., b. Aug. 17, 1809. Brintnal D., b. Aug. 19, 1812; m. Jan. 
14, 1837, Betsey W. Plummer. They had four daughters, viz.: Dorcas M., b. Oct. 9, 1837; 
m. Feb. 12, 1856. Melissa, b. April 26, 1839; d. Oct. 27, 1841. Alice C, b. Dec. 15, 1845; '"■ 
Charles E. Hilman. They resided in Detroit, Me. Louisa, b. Oct. 26, 1846; m. Joseph P. 


Sturgcs. They lived in Palmyra, Me. The children of the second marriage were : Alice S., 
I). Sept. 17, 1825; m. May 24, 1848, Edwin R. Bill. He was born Oct. 29, 1825, in Boston, 
Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Bill resided in Waltham, Mass. Their children were : Alice Emma, 
b. Jan. 10, 1850; m. Dec. 15, 1875, ^Villiam Farwell. He was born Aug., 1851, in Concord, 
Mass. Mr. Farwell was in the United States mail service. They have two children : Alic^ 
Lucia, b. May 7, 1878, and Edwin Burt, born March 20, 1882. Mr. and Mrs. Farwell resided in 
Waltham, Mass. Lilly S., b. May 12, 1852. George E., b. Feb. 22, 1855. He pursued his 
professional studies and travelled in Europe for two years, and was, 18S3, a physician in 
Waltham, Mass. Hattie, b. Nov. 2, 1857. Abbie ^L, b. June 23, 1859. Carrie C, b. Aug. 24, 
1861. Sani/i Hannah, b. July 11, 1827 ; m. Jan. 12, 1856, George W. Webster. They lived in 
Sa.xouTille, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Webster had no children. Mrs. Webster erected a monu- 
ment to her grandfather, Rev. Jonathan Searle, in Mason, N. H. Mary ^.,b.' April 30, 1829; 
m. Nov. 25, 1854, George S. Heard, of Wayland, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Heard had a daugh- 
ter, Sarah W., who graduated in the class of 1881 from Smith College. A'ancy E., b. Feb. 
21, 1831. She died at the age of sixteen. May 9, 1847. Martha J., b. March 7, 1833; m. 
April 15, 1855, Nalium R. Ross. He was born in Sterling, Mass. They lived in Saxonville, 
Mass. He was a pattern maker. Mr. Ross died April 18, 1867. Mrs. Ross died July 26, 
1875. Mr. and Mrs. Ross had children, viz. : Nellie, b. Aug. 18, 1857 ; d. June, 1859. 
Charles E., b. Jan. 10, 1859. He was a dentist in West Newton, Mass. John T., b. Nov. 15, 
1861. He lived in Waltham, Mass. George W., b. June 16, 1836; d. March 23, 1844. 

Josiah and Eliza (Searle) Warren resided in Norridgewock, Me., where he was born Sept. 
27, 1779. He was a farmer. Mr. Warren died Jan. 8, 1855, at the age of seventy-six years. 
Mrs. Warren died Oct. 8, 1850, at the age of sixty-eight years. Mr. and Mrs. Warren ha*l ten 
children, viz. : George, b. Sept. 2, 1806; m. Oct. 10, 1833, Rebecca Prescott. They lived in 
Norridgewock, Me. He was a farmer. His death occurred Feb. 24, 1881. She was living, 
1883. They had children: Charles Edwin, b. Oct. 17, 1834; m. Sept. 10, 1865, Ella A. 
Farmer, who died Aug. 2, 1881, leaving no children. Emeline Goodwin, b. Aug. 18, 1836; 
m. AjMil, 1863, William W. Bixby. They resided in New Richmond, Wis. Mary Caroline, b. 
April 17, 1842; m. Oct., 1866, Henry I^. Bixby, a brother of William W. Bixby. They lived 
in Star Prairie, Wis. She died April 16, 1879. "i'hey had four children : Elizabeth Rebecca, 
b. Sept. 13, 1867. Abel Prescott, b. Sept. 18, 1870. George Rufus, b. June 26, 1S73; d. 
March 24, 1874. Ralph Warreji, b. July 23, 1875; ^- ^^Y -> 1876. Hannah, b. Feb. 20, 1809; 
m. 1838, Benjamin K. Adams. They lived in Norridgewock, Me. She died Aug., 1865. 
They had four children : Charles, Chester Townsend, William Warren, and Franklin l^en- 
jamin. Xathanicl .V., b. Feb. 17, 1810; unmarried. Mary Z., b. Sept. 21, 1812; unmarried. 
Albert P.,\y. Feb. 19, 1814; m. ^Mary W. Shaw, who died Jan. 26, i860; and Mr. Warren 

m. '■^ Fisher, of Lowell, Mass. He was for some years engaged in the Seaman's Friend 

Society until his death Aug. 14, 1880. There were three sons of the first marriage: William 
B. S., b. April 9, 1837; d. Nov. 27, 1843. John C, b. Oct. 10, 1839; m. Mrs. Etta Stewart. 
They lived in San Jose, Cal., and had three children : John C, Jr., Ella, and Ida. Albert 
Henry married, resided in Cambridge, Mass., and had two children. Eliza, b. May 27, 
1816; m. CJeorge A. Fairfield. She died July i8. 1879. Mr. Fairfield died March, 1882. 
They had children : Caroline L., b. June 27, 1838; m. June 8, I869, Col. William Long, of the 
house of Jordan, Marsh & Co., Boston, Mass. Col. and Mrs. Long had Nettie Rogers, 
b. July 7, 1872, and Winifred Hale, b. June 8, 1874. Helen E., b. Aug. 7, 1839; m. Capt. 
John .S. Chandler, who was lost on Long Island Sound, Dec. 16, 1862. Mr. and Mrs. Chand- 
ler had one child : Lillian F., b. Sept. 25, 1864. Marv Frances, b. Feb. 7, 1847 ; m. Oct. 3, 
1866, JJohn S. Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Hall had one child : Lizzie, b. Nov. 2j, 1867. Mr. Hall 
died, and Mrs. Hall married, Nov. 22, 1873, ^^Lawrence E. Towle, and they resided in Chelsea, 
Mass. vSamuel L., b. Nov. 11, 1853; d. Oct. i, 1854. Sophronia, b. May 9, 1818; unmarried ; 
d. Feb., 1842. Caroline, b. April 20, 1821 ; unmarried; d. Oct. 8, 1881. Benjamin Franklin, 
b. Sept. 28, 1823; unmarried Edward J. P., b. March 23, 1825; m. 1854, Eliza Bean, of 
Corinth, Me. They lived in Chelsea, Mass., and had one son : Edward H., b. June 5, i860. 

Samuel Searle married, 1804, ^Betsey Witherell, daughter of Major Obadiah and Mary 


Witherell. She was born June 29, 17S8, and died June 14, 1824. He married, 1824, '^Catha- 
rine Coburn Wilson, of Pittston, Me. She was born 1793, and died April 3, 1866. Mr. Searle 
died Aug. 22, 1849, in Skowhegan, Me. There were seven children of the first marriage: 
Ira, b. March 20, 1805 ; m. 1833, Melvina Osburn. She was born April 3, i8ii, in Rome, Me. 
They resided in Madison, Me. He died March 18, 1842. She died June 17, i860. Mr. and 
Mrs. Ira Searle had three children : Helen A., b. April 3, 1837 ; m. June 7, 1869, George W. 
Crosby, son of John and Elizabeth Crosby, of Boston, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Crosby had 
children: Charles Francis, b. June 23, 1871; d. July 11, 1871. John Francis, b. July 2, 
1872. Mary Frances, m. 1868, Philip Smith, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr. Smith died 1875. They 
had: Charles P., b. Feb. 21, 1872. (ieorge, b. April 14, 1841 ; d. July, 1852. Abby, b. Oct. 
20, 1843; '■'^' Oct. 20, 1861, Edson Morgan, of Bethel, Conn. They lived in Newton, Mass. 
Mr. and Mrs. Morgan had children: Alfred Francis, b. April 3, 1863; d. Aug. 7, 1863. 
Helen Frank, b. June 14, 1865. Charlotte, b. Dec. 24, 1808; m. 1833, George Prescott. She 
died 1880. Mr. Prescott also died. Hannah, b. June 27, 181 1; m. 1833, Amory Pres- 
cott, son of Willoughby and Mary Prescott. Mrs. Prescott died in 1844. He also died. 
They had three children : Nelson W., Charles W., and Ellen. One of the sons married 
Helen Prescott Tenney, and they resided in Eowell, Mass. Calel^ Strong, b. July 13, 1S13; 
m. Sept. 9, 1838. Mary Ann Ward, daughter of Colton and Mary Ward. He served in the 
Union army during the war. Mrs. Searle died Aug. 27, 1872. Mr. Searle died Feb. 3, 
1878, in Lawrence, Mass. They had chilch-en : Betsey W., b. 1840; d. 1851. Sarah J., b. 
Sept. 8, 1847; m- Nov. 13, 1869; d Sept. 14, 1872. Ella, b. March, 1850; m. April 3, 1867. 
David Blair. They resided in Lawrence, Mass., and had a son : PIverett, b. Sept. 20, 1868. 
Catharine Rogers, \i. Aug. 30, 1S15; m. 1843, ^^^^^ Parker, of Norridgewock, Me. Mrs. 
Parker died Nov. 22, 1849. He died March 31, 1870. Mr. and Mrs. Parker had two chil- 
dren : Lizzie C, b. Aug. 14, 1844. She lived in Los Angeles, Cal. Charles, b. Dec. 20, 
1845, who resided in Denver, Col. Mary R., b. April 18, 1818. Martha, b. Nov. 28, 1819; 
m., Nov. 28, 1851, Martin O. Hazen, of Metamora, 111. Mrs. Hazen d. Dec. 16, 1857. They 
had one son. There were of the second marriage of Samuel Searle, six children : Benjamin 
Franklin, b. Nov. 6, 1825 ; m. Emily Pierce, of Bloomfield, Me. They resided in Skowhegan, 
Me. Mrs. Emily Searle died April i, 1883. They had children : Caroline F., b. April 10, 
1842; d. Sept. 14,' 1859. Samuel Pierce, b. July 16, 1843. He died in the Union army, 
Dec. 18, 1862. Albert H. H., b. June 19, 1853; \\\. July 6, 1876, Alice J. Morris. They had 
children: Clarence, b. June 14, 1877. Mary A., b. Feb. 7, 1879. Arthur P., b. Nov. 4, 1881. 
Joseph Colburn, b. July 14, 1827; m. Caroline Moulton, of Skowhegan, Me., where they 
resided. Samuel, b. Sept. 4, 1S29; m. March 15, 1859, Abbie Hill. They resided in Oregon, 
and had several children. Caroline F., b. -Sept. 22, 1831 m. 1858, William Littlefield. They 
lived in Boston. He was a compositor in the office of the Boston Journal. They had a 
daughter Katie. Harriet B., b. Oct. 16, 1832; m. 1S57, Russell Stoddard. They resided in 
Westford, Mass. They had one son, who was a dentist in Winchester, Mass. Gustavus D., 
b. Oct. 14, 1836; d. April 2, 1875. 

Simon and Deborah {Searle) Ward had four children. Mr. Ward was born Aug. 5, 
1786, in Belmont, Me. Their children were : Mary. Cogswell, who had a son Nathaniel, 1883, 
residing in Rockland, Me. William. Hannah, b. Dec. 25, 1812; m. James Holmes. He 
was born May 26, 18 10, in Hanover, N. H. Mrs. Holmes died March 30, 1856. Mr. and 
Mrs. Holmes had eleven children: James, b. May 11, 1832. George P., b. Oct. 19, 1S33 ; d. 
Feb. 23, 1856. Deborah Ann, b. March 11, 1836; d. March 13, 1837. Caroline H., b. Jan., 
1838; d. Dec. 20, 1877. Susan T., b. Feb. 2, 1840. Roscoe, b. Oct. i, 1842. Alonzo, b. 
March 10, 1844. John W., b. April 24, 1846. Albee, b. June 13, 1848. Frank S., b. Sept. 19, 
1850. Georgianna, b. Feb. 27, 1856. 

Solomon and Polly [Searle] Russell resided in New Ipswich, N. H., near the boundary line 

of Mason. They had five children : Mary A)in, married Edgel, of Gardner, Mass. Mrs. 

Edgel died May 9, 1883. Augustus, married Emily Boynton, of New Ipswich, N. H. They 
had one child, Sarah, who married George Taylor, of Worcester, Mass. Lysander, m. Emily 
Pierce. Mr. and Mrs. I-ysander Russell have three children : Bell, married a Mr. Borman. 


They resided in Leominster, Mass. Ella, married Frank Barrett, of Mason, N. H- Charles, 
who, in 18S3, was unmarried. Harriet, married Nelson Barrett. They resided ni Mason, 
N. If., and had children: Charles and Bessie. Lewis was drowned when eighteen years 
of age. 

Mrs. Julia Ann' {Loiiglcy) Patten, of Muncy, Pa., had a white silk ajjron in which were 
married her mother, Mrs. Judith^ Badger (Searle) Longley, her grandmother, Mrs. Hannah^ 
(Cogswell) Searle, her great-grandmother, Mrs. Judith* (Badger) Cogswell, and her great-great- 
grandmother, Mrs. Hann.a.h3 (Peaslee) Badger, who made this apron while a member of 
the first High School in Boston, Mass. 




Amos^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel'^, yohiv', Wtl/iam-, yohii^), son of 
Nathaniel'* [45] and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, was born Oct. 2, 1752, 
in Haverhill, Mass. He married, Nov. 20, 1785, Mrs. Lydia {Baker) 
Wallingford, daughter of Col. Otis and Tamsen (Chesley) Baker, and 
widow of Capt. Samuel Wallingford, of the Continental Navy. She was 
born May 12, 1759, i^"^ Dover, N. H., where they resided. Hon Amos 
Cogswell died Jan. 28, 1826. Mrs. Cogswell died Feb. [4, 1828, at the 
residence of her daughter, Mrs Wentworth, in Sandwich, N. H. 


Sophia, [388] b. July 20, 1786; m. Oct. 28, 1S04, Jacob M. Currier; d Sept. 18, 

Elizabeth, [389] b. June 8, 1788. She died Nov. 18, 1804. 
Francis, [390] b. April 16, 1790; m. IVIarch 7, 1820, Mrs. Elisabeth {Smith) Tibbetts ; 

d. Oct. 22, 1 88 1. 
Abigail, [391] b. Oct. 29, 1791 ; m. July 2, 1S21, Dr. Burleigh Smart; d. June 21, 

Lydia, [392] b. May 30, 1793: m. IVIarch 30, 1814, Hon. Paid Wentworth ; d. Aug. 

24, 1872. 


Amos Cogswell joined the Army of the Revolution, IVIay 10, 1775, and 
continued in the service of his country until tlie close of the war, Dec. 31, 
1783. He was first an Ensign in the company of which his brother, Thomas 
Cogswell [152 1, was Captain, in Col. Gerrish's regiment. In 1776 he was pro- 
moted to Lieutenant in Col. L. Baldwin's regiment. Jan. i, 1777, he received 
a Captain's commission in Col. James Wasson's regiment ; and at Princeton, 
Oct. 10, 1783, Capt. Cogswell was brevetted IVIajor for gallant service. He 


was in the army over eight years. He took part at the siege of Boston, and 
was in the battles of Trenton, Princeton, and Monmouth. Capt. Cogswell 
was present May 13, 1783, in Newburgh, N. Y., on the banks of the Hudson, 
when the officers of the American Revolutionary Army organized " The Soci- 
ety OF THE Cincinnati," of which organization Washington was elected Presi- 
dent-General in 1787. There were present at the organization of this order, and 
among its original members, Major Thomas Cogswell, Capt. Amos Cogswell, 
brothers, and Lieut. Samuel Cogswell ; the latter was probably Samuel" Cogs- 
well [480], son of Rev. James'' Cogswell, D. D., of Canterbury, Conn. They 
all served through the war with distinction. Subsequently, when the war was 
over, Major Cogswell received from Gov. Langdon, of New Hampshire, a com- 
mission, dated Oct. 22, 1785, as Colonel of First Regiment of Light Horse. 
His under officers were Lieut.-Col. William Brewster, of Portsmouth, Major 
Jonathan Cass, the father of Gen. Lewis Cass, of Exeter, N. H. 

Gen. Washington, on his Northern tour in 1789, visited Portsmouth, 
N. H., and was escorted, Oct. 30, 1789, from the State line to the town by 
Col. Cogswell's regiment of Light Horse, Col. Cogswell himself being in 
command. Col. Amos Cogswell took up his residence in Dover, N. H , Sept., 
1784. He married, Nov. 20, 1785, Mrs. Lydia (Baker) Wallingford, a daugh- 
ter of Col. Otis Baker, of Dove;', N H. She was the widow of Capt. 
Samuel Wallingford, whom she married July 22, 1775. Her husband, Capt. 
Wallingford, was killed on board the '' Ranger," under command of John Paul 
Jones, in the naval battle and capture of the P]iitish ship of war " Drake," 
April 24, 1778, off Belfast, Ireland. 

Capt. Samuel and Lydia (Baker) Wallingford had one son, who was born 
May 19. 1776, and named George Washington. He graduated at Harvard 
College in i7'95, was admitted to the bar in 1798. and practised law in Wells, 
now Kennebunk, Me., until his death, Jan. 20, 1824. Vid. " Wentworth 
Genealogy," Vol. II , pp 91, 97, and 98. 

The marriage of Col Amos Cogswell and Mrs. Lydia (Baker) Walling- 
ford was solemnized by Rev. Jeremy Belknap, D. D , minister of Dover, 
and Historian of New Hampshire, Col Cogswell was called to fill many 
civil offices as a citizen of Dover, N. H. He represented the town in the 
State Legislature as Representative in 1807, 1808, 1809, i8io, 1812, 1814, 1815, 
and perhaps other years. He was State Senator in 1818, 1819, and 1820, and 
Presidential Elector in 1816. He was chosen President of the New Hamp- 
shire branch of "The Society of the Cincinnati." There is still extant a 
petition of Col. Amos Cogswell to the Secretary of War for his pension, dated 
July 8, 1820, in his own handwriting. An extract from this petition is copied 
on the following page. Vid Memoranda. 

Hon. Amos Cogswell died at the age of seventy-three years. Mrs. Cogs- 
well survived her husband about two years, and died at the age of sixty-eight 
years. Their remains lie side by side in the Cemetery in Dover, N. H., and 
the spot is marked by a fitting monument, erected by their distinguished grand- 
son, the Hon. John Wentworth, of Chicago, 111. 



Hon. Amos Cocswell resided in a house that was standing in 1S7S, and owned by 
Edward Wiggin, Esq. In this house all of Mr. Cogswell's children were born. 

Petition ok Col. Amos Co(;swell. 
Dated Jilv 8, 1820. 

A?i Extract: "About the loth Mav, 1775, I entered the service uf my country as Second 
Lieutenant in Col. Gerrish's regiment, in the Massachusetts line, and was in a small action 
with the enemy at Sewell's Point with their floating batteries. In 1776 I served as Second 
Lieutenant in Col. Baldwin's regijnent in New York; was in a small action with the enemy 
when they landed at Throg's Neck, and also at White Plains. 

" At Trenton I waded across the river, and took two Hessian prisoners under the Bridge; 
in doing which I got a bad cold, and have had the rheumatism more or less ever since. In 
1777, January ist, I was ajjpointed a Captain in the 9th Massachusetts Regiment, commanded 
by Col. James Wasson ; was ujj the Mohawk River; took Ensign Butler with fourteen Canada 
Rangers and three Indians, prisoners ; was at the raising of the siege of Fort Schuyler ; 
marched from Albany to Ballston with one hundred men, and took forty refugees prisoners, 
that were going to Canada ; was at the taking of Burgoyne ; marched into their encampment 
with one hundred men, when their troops marched out, and collected together all their arms, 
and made my report to the Adjutant-General that night. 

"From there I joined General Washington at Whitemarsh; was in the battle of Mon- 
mouth ; was in a small action near Kings's Bridge, when the French troops joined the Amer- 
ican armv. 

" I continued in service until the last day of December, 1783, when I left with a commis- 
sion of Brevet Major. 

"I retired from service and settled at Dover, N. H. I married a young widow, whose 
husband was a Captain of Marines, Samuel Wallingford, in the ship ' Ranger,' with Capt. 
Paul Jones, Commander, when he took the British ship of war ' Drake,' and then lost his 
life. According to the several acts of Congress, she was entitled to about $1,000 for the 
prisoners and guns so taken, but she has never been able to obtain anything. She is now in 
years, very infirm, of the same complaint as my own. She thinks she ought to draw a stipend 
from Government for one or the other of her husbands. 

" I have always been a true friend to my country, both in the field and cabinet. I have 
served about ten years as a member in our General Court, three years in the Honorable Sen- 
ate, and have had the honor of being one of the electors, in 1S16, for our present President 
and Vice-President. I do say, not to my knowledge did I ever miss a regular tour of duty 
the whole time I was in service, but performed hundreds for my brother officers that were 

absent in visiting their friends. 

" Amos Cogswell." 




Nathaniel Peaslee-'' Cogswell, {Nathaniel^, yolin\ Wtliiam-, 
yohn^), son of Nathaniel"* [45] and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, was born 
July 10, 1855, in Haverhill, Mass. He married. May 20, 1777, Susanna 
Lakeman. She was born in Ipswich, Mass. They resided in Haver- 


hill until late in life, then removed to Dover, N. H., where he died 
suddenly at the house of his brother, Hon. Amos Cogswell, Jan. lo, 
1798. Mrs. Cogswell married a second husband. She died, 1838, in 
Springfield, Vt. 


Susanna, [393] b. 177.S; m Smith. Hannah, [395] b. 1782; m . 

Judith, [394] h. 17S0; m. . Sarah, [396] b. 1784. 


Mr. Cogswell was a mariner. He was out as a privateersman during the 
whole period of the Revolution. On one occasion, being taken a prisoner, 
and being displeased with the treatment he received from the enemy, he jumped 
overboard and swam some three miles to gain an American vessel in sight. 
He was picked up in an exhausted condition and brought safely home. When 
the war was over he still followed the seas for some years as a captain of a 
merchant vessel. Near the close of his life he settled upon a farm in Dover, 
N. H , where he spent the remainder of his days. 


Stisanua C^J^o-Tiv// [ 393 ] married a Mr. Smith. They resided in Springfield, 111. They 
had children. 

Judith Cogswell [ 394 ] and Ihuiiiah Cooswt'll [ 395 ], it is said, were married and had 



MosES^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel^, yohn^, William^, yohti^), son of 
Nathaniel"* [45] and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, was born Sept. 22, 1757, 
in Haverhill, Mass. He married, June 13, 1781, Hanjiah Foster, daugh- 
ter of Rev, and Hon. Abiel and Hannah (Badger) Foster, and grand- 
daughter of Gen. Joseph and Hannah (Pearson) Badger. She was born 
in Canterbury, N. H., where they resided. Lieut. Moses Cogswell 
died Sept. \6, 181 1. Mrs. Cogswell died Sept. 16, 1814. 

their children WERE: 

Amos, [397] b. July 28, 1782; m. Feb. 8, 1810, Polly Forres I ; d. June 5, 1848. 
Nathaniel, [398] b. June 3, 1784. He died in early life, Nov. 26, 1802. 
Abiel, [399] b. May 20, 1786. He died in infancy, Feb. 11, 1787. 
Joseph Badger, [400] b. Jan. 6, 1788; m. Sarah Cogswell {y]o\. 


Hannah Badger, [401] b. Feb. 19, 1790; m. 181 2, Thomas Ly ford ; d. March 24, 1853. 
Thomas, [402] b. Feb. 15, 1792; m. Feb. 28, 1819, Sarah Adams; d. vSept., 1S74. 
Abiel, [403] b. Feb. 10, 1794; m. Feb. 10, 1820, Marg>iret Harvey McCrillis ; d. 

Aug. 9, 1868. 
Jeremiah, [404] b. Oct. 6, 1796; m. March 27, 1825, Tryphena Achilles; d. Nov. 26, 1837, 
A DAUGHTER, [405] b. April I, 1799. She died in infancy, 1799. 
A DAUGHTER, [406] b. Feb. I, iSoo. She died in infancy, 1800. 

Nancy, [407] b. June 24, 1801 ; m. Dec. 12, 1848, Chase Wyatt; d. March 10, 1877. 
William, [408] \ . o t o ts i 5 ^^ ^^^^ ''^ early life, April 28, 1826. 
Betsey, [409] > ' \ She died in childhood, Dec. 27, 181 5. 

Moses Pearson, [410] b. Jan. 7, 1809: m. Dec. 17, 1840, Mary Ann Lee ; d. Oct. 10, 

1 869. 

Moses Cogswell was in the naval service for nearly the whole period of 
the Revolution. He held the commission of Lieutenant and served as a pri- 
vateersman. Lieut. Cogswell was once captured and held as a prisoner of 
war at Halifax, N. S. It happened to be at the time of the notable Dark Day 
in New England. In Halifax the sun shone brightly all day. and when the 
British heard of the event they said, " It was a divine curse upon the rebels.' 

After the war Lieut. Cogswell settled in Canterbury, N. H. He carried on 
a farm, kept a tavern, and was Justice of the Peace. Lieut. Cogswell's death 
was very sudden, of paralysis. His wife's death occurred exactly three years 
after, on the same day of the same month. 

i«an or antra. 

Rev. and Ho)i. Abiel Foster, Mrs. Cogswell's father, was a native of Andover, Mass., and 
son of Capt. Asa Foster. He graduated from Harvard College in 1756. He was a member 
of the Continental Congress in 1783 and 1784, and for several terms after the adoption of 
the Constitution, 1789-91, 1795-1S03. He was the only one of the New Hampshire delega 
tion to the Continental Congress who witnessed the sublime spectacle when the Commander- 
in-Chief of the American Army deHvered up his sword to the American Congress. Hon. 
Abiel Foster died in 1806, at the age of seventy-one years. 

Nancy Cogswell [407] was the third wife of Chase Wyatt, who was born July 12, 1805. 
He married two of her nieces. They lived in Tilton, N. H. He died 1S82. 


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William^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel'^, yolm^, Williavf^, John^), son of 
Nathaniel* [451 and Judith (Badger) Cogsweil, was born July 11, 1760, 
in Haverhill, Mass. He married, July 22, 1786, Judith Badger, daugh- 
ter of Gen. Joseph and Hannah (Pearson) Badger. She was born May 


15, 1/66, in Gilmanton, N. H. They resided in Atkinson, N. H., where 
for forty-five years he practised medicine. Dr. Cogswell died Jan. i, 
1 83 1. Mrs. Cogswell attained her ninety-fourth year, and died Sept. 
30, 1859. 


WiLLiA.M, [411] b. June 5, 1787; m. Nov. i r, 181S, Joamia St)-ong; d. April 18, 1850. 
Julia, [412] b Feb. 20, 1789; m. March i, 1810, ^Greenleaf Clark j m. Dec. 12, 1822, 

'Antasa Coburn ; d. Jan. 9, i860. 
Hannah Pearson, [413] b. July 6, 1791 ; m. Jan. 12, 1814, Gov. William Badger; d. 

Feb. 22, 1869. 
Joseph Bad(;er, [414] b. Aug. 30, 1793; m. Oct. 7, 1817, Jzidith Peaslee ; d. April 10, 

Nathaniel, [415] b. March 5, 1796; m. Sept. 25, 1825, ^Susan Doane ; m. Nov. 12, 

1857, Rebecca Jameson ; d. March 5, 1874. 
Thomas, [416] b. Dec. 7, 1798; m. Feb. 25, 1820, .\fayy A'oyes j d. Aug. S, 1868. 
Francis, [417] b. Dec. 21, 1800; m. June 8, 1829, Mary Sykes Ma)land; d. Feb. 

II, 1880. 
George, [418] b. Feb. 5, 1808; m. Aug, 4, 1831, '^Abigail Parker j m. Dec. 2, 1846, 

'^Elisabeth Doatte. 
John, [419] b. Jan. 14, 1810. He died in infancy, Aug. 6, 1811. 


William Cogswell, at the age of twelve years, preparatory to the study 
of medicine, was placed under the private instruction of his uncle. Rev. Jona- 
than Searle, of Mason, N. H. The war of the Revolution breaking out. he 
entered the army, at the age of fifteen years, enlisting in the company com- 
manded by his older brother, Capt. Thomas Cogswell, in Col. Baldwin's regi- 
ment. Having served the term of his enlistment, from Jan. r, 1776, to Jan. i, 
1777, he pursued the study of medicine and surgery with Dr. Nathaniel Pea- 
body, of Atkinson, N. H. In 1778 he re-entered the service of his country for 
a short time, under Gen. Sullivan, of Rhode Island. Having completed his 
medical studies, he was appointed, July 19, 1781, Surgeon's Mate in the Military 
Hospital at West Point, N. Y. Jan. 5, 1784, he was promoted to the position 
of Surgeon-in-Chief of the hospital and Chief Medical Officer of the United 
States Army, which he filled from June 20, 1784, to Aug., 1785. Dr. Cogswell 
resigned the position of Surgeon-in-Chief, Sept. i, 1785, and terminated his 
connection with the army, having been some five years in the service of the 
country. He soon- after married and settled in Atkinson, N. H., where he 
continued in the practice of his profession, for almost half a century, until his 

Dr. Cogswell was one of the original members of the New Hampshire 
Medical Society, which was incorporated in 1791. He was appointed by the 
General Court one of its nineteen Fellows. Many medical students were under 
his instruction. He was one of the founders of Atkinson Academy, which was 
incorporated in 1791, and a member and the President of its Board of Trustees 


for many years. He gave the land on which the academy was erected. Dr. 
Cogswell was appointed, Oct. 5, 1794, Justice of the Peace by Gov. Oilman of 
New Hampshire. Sept. 27, 1810, together with his wife and three oldest chil- 
dren, he made a public profession of religion and united with the church. His 
other six children, one an infant, were baptized the same day. Dr. Cogswell, 
some twenty years later, died at the age of seventy years. On the funeral 
occasion Rev. John Kelley, of Hampstead, N. H., preached a sermon, which 
was published, the text being, "Wise men die " Ps. xlix. 10. It has been 
said of Dr Cogswell, " He advanced the doctrine of God his Saviour by his 
life and conversation. In his religious faith he was decidedly evangelical. His 
last days were happy in the enjoyment of his Redeemer, and at his departure 
he seemed sweetly to sleep in Jesus." 

Dr. William Cogswell, in his early career, was approved, July 19, 1781, Surgeon's Mate in 
the Military Hospital, with Gov. Eustis, at West Point. John Cochran, Director-General, 
certifies "that he discharged his duties with great faithfulness, intelligence, and uncommon 
assiduity, by which means he has improved much in medical skill and has given universal sat- 
isfaction to those gentlemen of the department with whom he has been associated." Jan. 5, 
1784, he was promoted to the chief charge of the hospital. 

Mrs. Judith (Badger) Cogswell, wife of Dr. William Cogswell, survived to the ninety- 
fourth year of her age. The united ages of Mrs. Cogswell and her mother, Mrs. Hannah 
Badger, would amount to one hundred and eighty-eight years, or one tenth of the whole 
Christian era. It was said of Mrs. Cogswell, " Her life was one of singular equanimity and 
devotion to a single object, the doing her duty in the sphere in which God placed her ; and 
well she fulfilled her mission." The sermon preached at her funeral, Oct. 3, 1859, by the 
Rev. Jesse Page, was published. 




JoHN-'^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel^, yohtfi, William^, John''), son of 
Nathaniel'* [45] and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, was born Dec. 4, 1761, 
in Haverhill, Mass. He married, Sept. 5, [782, ^Abiah Moody, daugh- 
ter of Humphrey and Abigail (Pea.slee) Moody. She was born Aug. 
13, 1763. in Sanbornton, N. H. Mr. and Mrs. Cogswell settled in Can- 
terbury, and about 1793 they removed to Landaff, N. H. Mrs. Cogs- 
well died about 1813, and Mr. Cogswell afterwards married '^Mrs. Ruth 
{B?itlcr) Parsons, nee Pearson, a daughter of Thomas Pearson. Mrs. 
Cogswell's first husband was Gen. Henry Butler, of Nottingham, N. H. 
Her second husband was Joseph Parsons, of Gilmanton, N. H. She 
was born in Amesbury, Mass. John Cogswell, Esq., died July, 1826. 



Judith, [420] b. March 10, 1783; m. ^T/io/nas Cogswell [382]; m. Feb. 17, 1S19, 

^Jo/in Taylor; d. March 10, 1864. 
Nathaniel, [421] b. Sept. 27, 1785; m 1806, Sara/i Snow ; d. Sept. 16, 1866. 
Ruth, [422] m. James McConnell. 
Sophia, [423]. She died unmarried. 

John Cogswell, like his older brothers, was in the service of his country during a con- ' 
siderable part of the Revolutionary struggle. He became a resident, about 1793, '" Landaff, 
N. H., where he was Justice of the Peace and chosen Representative of the town in the State 


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Ebenezer^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel'^, yohn^, Williavfi, yohii^), son of 
Nathaniel^ [45] and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, was born Feb. 14, 1763, 
in Haverhill, Mass. He married, Dec. 9, 1783, ^ Mary Stone, daughter 
of Col. Benjamin Stone. She was born in Atkinson, N. H. They 
resided in Landaff, N H., and afterwards removed to Exeter, Me., 
where his wife died prior to 181 2. Mr. Cogswell afterwards married 
'^Mary Stezvart, of Bristol, Me. They removed to Wiscasset, Me , 
where he died Aug. 23, 1847. Mrs. Mary (Stewart) Cogswell died 
Aug. 24, 1854. 


Jeremiah, [424] b. March 27, 1788; m. Joanna Jewel; d, 1865. 
Abiah, [425] b. 1 791 ; m. Josiah Barker ; d. April 11, 1871. 


Charles M., [426] d. 1854. Lucy Nichols, [427]. 


Ebenezer Cogswell was a farmer. He served as a soldier, in the War of 1812, in a 
company under the command of Capt. Danforth, of Wiscasset, Me. Mr. Cogswell was a 
prominent member in the Baptist Church, and held the ofifice of Deacon for many years. 

Josiah and Abiah {Cogswell) Barker lived in Exeter, Me. They had several children, and 
their descendants are numerous. 

Charles i\f. Cogswell resided in New York, and was probably unmarried at his death, 

Lucy Nichols Cogstvell resided in Wiscasset, Me. She was living, unmarried, in 18S3. 




Joseph^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel^, yohifi, William^, yohi^), son of 
Nathaniel^ [45] and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, was born April i6, 
.1764, in Haverhill, Mass. He married, Dec. 27, 1788, Judith Colbv, 
daughter of Thomas Elliott and Judith (Sargent) Colby, of Warner, 
N. H. She was born Sept. 25, 1771, in Amesbury, Mass. They re- 
sided in Warner, New Durham, and Tamworth, N. H. Dr. Cogswell 
died March 17, 185 1. Mrs. Cogswell died Nov. 5, 1857. 


Judith, [428] b. Oct. 12, 1789. Slie died, unmarried, Sept. 9, 1836. 
Joseph Badger, [429] b. Jan. 2, 1792. He died in infancy, Jan. 20, 1793. 
Hannah, [430] b. Sept. 29, 1793. She died in childliood, Jan. 28, 1801. 
Ebexezer, [431] b. May 22, 1795 ; m. Dec. 13, 1821, Betsey Wigginj d. June 27, 

Ruth Badger, [432] b. June 15, 1797. She died in childhood, Feb. 6, 1801. 
Thomas, [433] b. Nov. 2, 1799. He died in childhood, Aug. 6, 1803. 
Ruth, [434] b Aug. 22, 1802; m. April 16, 1825, Eheneser Allen; d. May 24, 

Hannah, [435] b. Aug. 6, 1804. She died in infancy, Aug. 7, 1804. 
Mary Sargent, [436] b. Sept. 20, 1805; m. 1S26, Jacob C. Wiggmj d. Feb. 12, 

Joseph, [437] b. April 2, 1808; m. Oct. 24, 1835, Amanda F. Page. 
Emily, [438] b. May 11, 1811. She died in girlhood, May 29, 1826. 
Elliott Colby, [439] b June 11, 1814; m. Aug. 12, 1842, Sophia Ann Adams. 


Joseph Cogswell, the youngest son of Nathaniel Cogswell, served, when 
a mere lad, in the army of the Revolution. He studied medicine with his 
brother, Dr. William Cogswell, and was Assistant Surgeon at West Point. Dr. 
Joseph Cogswell, in 1787, established himself in the practice of medicine in 
Warner, N. H. He was married soon after. In 1789 he became a Christian 
and united with the Congregational Church in that town. Dr. and Mrs. Cogs- 
well the ne.xt year, 1790, removed to Durham, N. H., where they remained 
until 1797, when they removed to Tamworth, N. H., where Dr. Cogswell lived 
and practised medicine for upwards of fifty years. He died at the age of 
eiglity-seven years, and in the sixty-second of his married life. He was the 
last survivor of his father's family. 


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Jeremiah^ Cogswell, {Caleb^, Adam^, William'^, yolui"), son of 
Caleb"* [ 48 ] and Mary (Tyler) Cogswell, was born, 1732, in Ipswich, 
Mass He married, April 17, 1760, ^Elizabeth Hall. She was born in 
Littleton, Mass., where they lived. After Mrs, Cogswell's death Mr. 
Cogswell married, Oct. 31, 1771, '^Sarah Fletcher, daughter of Capt. 
Samuel and Mary (Lawrence) Fletcher. She was born Oct. i, 1746, 
in Westford, Mass. Mrs. Sarah Cogswell died Jan. 11, 1814. Capt. 
Cogswell died (dropped dead in the field) April 17, 1820. A marble 
tablet marks the spot of their burial in the West Cemetery of West- 
ford, Mass. 


Mary, [440] b. Dec. 21, 1761. Jeremiah, [441] b. 22, 1763. 


Stephen, [442] b. July 29, 1772; m. July 17, 1820, Amelia Caldwell ; d. Nov. 2, 1825. 

Sarah, [443] b. Aug. 25, 1773; m. Jan. 15, 1795, Samuel Jones ; d. March 15, 1814. 

Betsey, [444] b. Feb. 17, 1775 ; m. Oct. 18, 1797, Thomas K. Green; d. Dec. 20, 1820. 

Jonathan, [445] b. June 30, 1776; m. Feb. 24, 1799, Sally Tuttle j d May 9, 1806. 

Lucy, [446] b. Nov. 5, 1778; m. Sept. 15, 1801, Samuel Manni7igj d. Oct. 4, 1817. 

Mary, [447] b. Sept. 6, 1780; m. Sept. 4, 1808, Leonard J arvis j d. Aug. 15, 1858. 

Adam, [448] b. Jan. 30, 1783. He died in early manhood, May 19, 1804. 

Eve, [449] b. June 20, 1785 ; m. June 26, 1814, Benjamin Kneelandj d. April 18, 1849. 

Rebecca, [450] b. April 14, 1788; m. Jan. i, 1815, Joel Mansfield. 

Nancy, [451] b. Aug. 5, 1791 ; m. May 8, 1814, Solomon Richardson ; d. 1827. 


Jeremiah Cogswell carried on a large farm in Littleton. Late in life he removed, 
1805, to Westford, Mass. There is a record of Jeremiah Cogswell, of Boxford, cordwainer, 
who bought land, April 13, 1757, in Littleton, Mass. 

Mrs. Mary [Lawrence) Fletcher, mother of Mrs. Sarah Cogswell, was the daughter of 
Major Eleazer Lawrence, of Littleton, son of Peleg, son of John Lawrence, who first settled 
in Watertown, and removed in 1762 to Groton, Mass. Major Lawrence married -Sarah 
Foster, and died, 1789, in Westford, Mass. 

Capt. Samuel Fletcher, father of Mrs. Cogswell, was son of William, son of Samuel, son 
of Robert Fletcher, who settled, 1630, in Concord, Mass., who was the ancestor of all the 
Fletchers in that vicinity. 

Samuel Tuttle, who married Martha Shattuck, daughter of the first minister of Littleton, 
was the ancestor of nearly all the Tuttles in that region. 

Leonard Jarvis, who married Mary Cogswell [447], was born in Cambridge, Mass. He 
graduated from Harvard College in 1797. Capt. Jarvis was a merchant. In 1S12 he removed 
to Baltimore Md. His death occurred Nov. 16, 1855, Capt. and Mrs. Jarvis had no children. 



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Adam° Cogswell, {Caleb'', Adam^, William^, yohn^), son of Caleb^ 
[48] and Mary (Tyler) Cogswell, was born April 20, 1733. He mar- 
ried, Dec 20, 1755, Sarah Biirnham. She was born Aug. 17, I73i- 
They were married in Gloucester, and resided in Newburyport, Mass., 
and in Sedgwick, Me. Capt. Cogswell died in Halifax, Dec. 25, 1781. 
He was buried there with Masonic honors. Mrs. Cogswell died May 29, 
1803, in Castine, Me. 


Adam, [452]. He was drowned at the age of nineteen. 

Sarah, [453] m. Salter, late in life. 

Mary, [454] b. Dec. 13, 1761 ; m. \jj6, Major Dai'id Carlton ; d. May 3, 1836. 
Betsey, [455] b. Oct. 25, 1770; m. Isaac McKeen; d. 1853. 

Abigail, [456] b. Feb. 6, 1773 ; m. 1795, "^Richard Warren; m. 1802, "^Richard Hawes j 
d. Nov. 5, 1826. 

HI emor antra. 

Adam Cogswell was a ship-master, and known as Capt. Cogswell. He was a skilled naviga- 
tor. He owned an estate in Newburyport, Mass., where his children were born. He removed, 
about 1774, to Benjamin River, now Sedgwick, Me. He was the second man to settle in that 
place. Capt. Cogswell was a man of great force of will and capacity. His life was spent 
mostly upon the water. It is said he had never lost a man at sea, when, right before his own 
eyes, his only son was washed overboard in a gale and perished. This cast a gloom over the 
remainder of his life. 

Pompey was the name of a colored servant who belonged to Capt. Cogswell. An anec- 
dote is told of this Pompey. He had heard prayers at church for persons in distress or 
exposed to danger on the ocean. On one occasion he asked Massa Adam, son of Capt. Adam, 
to write a note for liim, which he did. It ran thus : " Pompey, servant of Capt. Cogswell, 
being about to go to a strange land, requests the prayers of this congregation, that he may 
get safe home to Africa." Capt. Cogswell, quite to his amazement, having had no previous 
knowledge of it, heard the note read in church. After service, with great show of sternness, 
he demanded of Pompey an explanation. Pompey said : " Massa Adam did it." But Adam, 
then a mere lad, being called upon, said: "Pompey told me to." They were finally let off, 
upon promise of right behavior in the future. 

Miss Abigail A. Hawes, of Castine, Me., granddaughter of Capt. Cogswell, has an auto- 
graph letter written by Abraham Burnham to his sister, Mrs. Sarah Cogswell, Castine, Me., 
dated July 17, 1802, Dunbarton, N. H. 

yl/r. and Mi-s. Salter [ 453 ] lived in the Provinces, and had no children. 


[ 184 ] 

JoHN^ Cogswell, {yohn'^, yohn^, yoJiif-, Johi",) son of John^ L 60 I 
and Sarah (Brown) Cogswell, was born July 14, 1717, in Ipswich, Mass. 
He married, May 11, 1741, Mary Cogsivell \.\\^\, daughter of William 
[39] and Mary [36] Cogswell. She was born Sept 15, 1723, in Che- 
bacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. Mrs. Cogswell died Aug. 22, 1784. 


John, [457] b. Oct. 5, 1743; m. Dec. 2, 1762, '^Abigail Goodwin; m Dec. 11. 1783, 

'Anna Steele j d. April 9, 1822. 
William, [458] b. 174S; m. April 4, 1771, Lncretia Burnhain ; d. Feb. 3, 1831. 


[ 186 ] 


Hannah^ Cogswell, ( Wastali^, Samuel"^, yoJuP', yohn^), daughter of 
Wastall^ [67] and Martha Cogswell, was born Sept. 23, 1700, in Lyme, 
Conn. She married, Nov. 3, 1725, yolin Scovel. They lived in Mid- 
dletown. Conn. 


John, b. Nov. 3, 1726. Ebenezer, b. Oct. 12, 1 731. 

Stephen, b. March 1,1 729. Wastall, b. Feb. 17, 1734. 


[ 192 ] 


Samuel'^ Cogswell, {Samtich, Samuel^, yohn~, yo/in^), son of 
Samuel'' [68] and Mrs. i\nn (Denison) Cogswell, wV Mason, was born, 
1707, in Saybrook, Conn. He married, Feb. 7, 1727, Elizabeth Bing- 
ham. She was born in Windham, Conn. They resided in Lebanon, 
Conn., where they both died. 

I lO 


Ann, [459] b. Jan. 13, 172S; m. Nov. 12, 1747, William Smith. 

Elizabeth, [460] b. April 20, 1730; m. Jan. 26, 1749, Daniel Baldwin. 

Zeruiah, [461] b. Jan. 7, 1733. 

Jemima, [462] b. Dec. 19, 1736. 

Hannah, [463] b. March 3, 1738 ; m. Feb. 21, 1754, IVilliam Ainsworth. 

Phebe, [464] b. March 29, 1739. 

Mason, [465] b. Oct. 5. 1740; m. . 

Nathaniel, [466] b. June 10, 1742; m. Jan. 2, 1766, Hannah Allynj d. Dec. 28, 1784. 


"Samuel Cogswell, of Lebanon, and Elizabeth Bingham, of Windham, were married 
together Feb. 7th, 172I," appears in the Town Records of Lebanon, Conn., where are found 
recorded the births of their children, except the two youngest ; also conveyances of lands by 
Samuel Cogswell [ 68 ] and Ann Cogswell, his wife, to Samuel Cogswell, their son, dated Jan. 
14, 1730, and May 17, 1732. 

Anm$ OF OoYA ^eocia. 





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Hezekiah Cogswell and his family were the first of the name of 
Cogswell who settled in the Royal Province of New Scotland. 

The early history of Nova Scotia, called by the French, Acadie, from a 
native Indian term denoting local abundance, is replete with stirring and 
romantic episodes. Both British and American authors have found in it 
material for narrative and poetry, and the more its records are studied the 
deeper is the interest attached to them. From a geographical point of 
view, the situation of the Province has many natural advantages, and its 
mineral wealth, when properly developed, must secure for it a great future. 
Until the end of the last century it included the Province of New Bruns- 

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wick, rich in forest and rivers, but even in its curtailed proportions it adds 
to its mineral resources many productive fields for the agriculturist ; and it 
was in the richest of these, near the Bay of Fundy, that the drama was 
enacted in which the French Acadians made way for the New England 
Puritans. Sympathy with the expatriated is always strong under any cir- 
cumstances, but the American poet, Longfellow, has, by his genius, shed a 
warm glow of sentiment over the banished Acadians, which blinds the reader 
to the real facts of the situation. It must be borne in mind that Nova 
Scotia was for years a battle-field for the arms and diplomacy of Great Britain 
and France. To Britain, through the agency of the Cabots, belongs the 
credit of the discovery of the Province, for Columbus had only explored in 
the Gulf of Mexico. The Gilberts followed with actual residence ; and on 
this fact, mainly, perhaps, depended the claims for possession made by Great 
Britain. But the brave and enterprising French, under the energetic guidance 
of De la Roche and De Monto, and with a power of assimilation, so to speak, 
which was not visible in their subsequent efforts at colonization, soon made 
Acadia a French province, and they established themselves in the rest of 
Eastern Canada with a tenacity such as to secure the retention of their indi- 
viduality in the Dominion to this day. By the treaty of Germains, Nova Scotia 
was formally ceded to France, although prior to that date special efforts had 
been made, initiated by King James I., to convert the country into a New Scot- 
land, corresponding to t?ie New England, which was already realizing the 
hopes that had attended its first settlement. 

The student of history finds himself wondering how any progress was pos- 
sible in Provinces which changed hands so frequently to meet the exigencies of 
European statesmen. The conditions of life must have been at times abso- 
lutely bewildering, and anything like settled loyalty must have been more than 
difficult. At one time a treaty, at another time a conquest, led to change of 
ownership. Nova Scotia was retaken by the English under secret instructions 
from Cromwell, but the treaty of Breda, in 1667, between Charles the Second 
and Louis the Fourteenth, restored it again to France. From this time, how- 
ever, the energy of the British colonists and the apathy of the French gov- 
ernment portended the ultimate predominance of the former race, and the cap- 
ture of Port Royal (afterwards called Annapolis Royal) by the Massachusetts 
force, in 17 10, paved the way for the cession of the Province to the British 
crown under the treaty of Utrecht, in 17 13. A troubled career was before it 
until 1749, little real colonization being effected ; and in that year a large part 
of the Province known now as Cape Breton was, in a miserable spirit of com- 
promise, ceded again to France. For the next six years every effort was made 
to develop the resources of the Province and to make it a thoroughly British 
colony, but in vain. The French residents, simple and industrious though 
they were, were compelled by external agencies to live in an atmosphere of 
intrigue. They assisted to keep the Indians in a state of agitation ; they car- 
ried on a mistrusted correspondence with their countrymen in the Province 
known then as Canada, and now as Quebec. The strengthening of Louisbourg 


in the French colony of Cape Breton seemed to be aggressive, and the disas- 
ters to the British troops under Gen. Braddock increased the plotting against 
British rule among the French settlers. There are times with nations, as with 
individuals, when drastic remedies have to be employed, and when an urgency 
exists which cannot wait for the ordinary movements of the law, when, in a 
word, weapons for ifnmediaie e.K&ct are called into action, irrespective of their 
rudeness and harshness. No one can do other than deplore the sufferings 
which attended the expatriation of the French Acadians, but their removal 
had become a political necessity. The act was performed with all possible 
humanity by Col. Winslow, a native of New England, who commanded the 
forces charged with the unpleasant duty. Col. Winslow himself said that the 
work was " contrary to his make and temper," and was not likely to aggravate 
the sufferings of the unhappy people. 

Some descendants of the French Acadians remain in the Province, living in 
secluded villages, retaining their separate language and customs, and holding 
little intercourse with the British inhabitants, yet it may be questioned whether, 
nationally regarded, not only they, but all the so-called French Canadians, 
are not really more British than French ; for their ancestors are reputed to 
have come from Brittany and Normandy. Jacques Cartier. the first European 
voyager who set foot in Canada, was a native of Brittany. Brittany was col- 
onized from Wales ; its French name is Bretagne, the same as for Britain, 
while both its current English name and that of its people are but variations 
of Britain and Briton. The intimate blood relationship between the Normans, 
also, and the English, requires no words of explanation. If, then, there be rea- 
son to believe that no actual difference exists except in language, between the 
French Canadians and their British compatriots, it may be worth while for the 
former to consider whether they would not do wisely to give up this one 
acquired peculiarity, and so identify themselves in all respects with their 
neighbors speaking the English tongue. 

The vacant places in Acadia were soon filled. New England, whose vig- 
orous sons took so prominent a part in all the battles of Great Britain on the 
American continent, stepped into the vacant farms, and among her pioneers in 
New Scotland, came from Connecticut in 1761, Hezekiah Cogswell. 

Our earliest authority in print for the statements in the foregoing sketch is 
"• Haliburton's History of Nova Scotia." This work was received with special 
and official favor by the Legislative Assembly, and is worthy of the author, 
who on other and humorous fields earned the sobriquet of " Sam Slick." It is 
in two volumes, published in 1829. The first volume is occupied with a 
general history of the Province, and the second contains an account of its 
arrangement in divisions, counties, districts, and townships, and the manner in 
which they became settled with inhabitants. The settlers were invariably of 
the respectable classes, and their descendants have no reason to fear a compar- 
ison with the population of any other country as regards their origin. No con- 
vict under sentence has ever been known to cross their borders, except, strange 
to say, outward-bound. An amusing instance of this was recently given in a 


Halifax paper. A man named Paterson was convicted of forgery, and trans- 
ported to England by order of Judge (afterwards Sir Brenton) Halliburton, with 
a threat of capital, or some other severe punishment, if he should ever return 
to Nova Scotia. 

A more elaborate work in three volumes, bearing nearly the same title as 
the above, "Murdoch's History of Nova Scotia or Acadie," was published in 
1866 It is more a chronicle than a narrative, and seems to have been 
intended by its author to serve as a book of reference to future historians. 
From its pages we learn that in 1758 a proclamation was issued by the Pro- 
vincial government, setting forth the great extent and value of the lands 
vacated by the French, and inviting those who might desire to settle on them 
to apply to " Mr. Hancock, at Boston, or the Messrs. Delancie and Watts, at 
New York." Applicants were informed that the land was to be divided into 
townships of one hundred thousand acres, or about twelve square miles, and 
to insure a considerable residerit population, it was resolved that no one person 
should receive a grant exceeding one thousand acres. 

In April, 1759, four delegates from Connecticut and one from Rhode 
Island came to Halifax to negotiate the terms of settlement. They were 
Major Dennison, Messrs. Jonathan Harris, Joseph Otis, and James Fuller, 
from Connecticut, and Mr. John Hicks, from Rhode Island. In the month 
following their arrival the seal of the Province was attached to deeds convey- 
ing grants in the townships of Horton and Cornwallis to the Connecticut del- 
egates Mr. John Hicks, the delegate from Rhode Island, and Mr. Amos 
Fuller desired that lands should be reserved for them and their constituents at 
Windsor. From information contributed very kindly by Barclay Webster, 
Esq., barrister at law at Kentville, Nova Scotia, it appears that by a deed bear- 
ing date July 21, 1761, some lands in the township of Cornwallis were assigned 
to a number of persons, among whom appears the name of " Hezekiah Cogs- 
hall," for one share and a half of the original allotment. The spelling of the 
surname is remarkable. If it was not the mode then prevailing in Connecti- 
cut, it is an evidence of the same carelessness or indifference to what was then 
probably considered a trivial matter, which is to be found in the pedigrees in 
England of members of the De Coggeshall family. Tradition speaks of three 
founders of the new population as being remarkable for stature and physical 
strength. Mason Cosgwell, son of Hezekiah Cogswell, who is referred to above, 
was one of the three. It is mentioned as an instance of his strength that he 
could lift a barrel of cider at arm's length, bring it to his lips, and drink out of 
the bung hole. Had physical sports been encouraged in those days, this 
same strength would doubtless have found other opportunities of display, 
but the spirit of the Puritans was opposed to athletic exercises, as both frivo- 
lous and involving a sinful waste of time. They forgot that they themselves 
had rejoiced in no less a gymnasium than a new continent ; that in it they had 
not merely to wrestle with the sturdy trees of the " forest primeval," but with 
armed men, contesting for no less a prize than the rod of empire. In the 
peaceful days that now followed, when the hard work was no longer necessary 


which used to develop the muscle and induce vigorous health, evils accrued 
which alarmed those acquainted with sanitary science. To them it was clear 
that the monotony of daily labor, without wholesome recreation, and especially 
when the scene was transferred from the open field to the "store," counting- 
house, and office, was seriously affecting the public health, both physical and 
moral. To remedy this, a systematic return to the athletic games of the old 
countries was sucessfuUy recommended some quarter of a century ago, and 
now the bat, the oar of the amateur, and the volunteer's rifle are familiar among 
not only the youthful, but the adult population of New Scotland. 




Hezekiah^ Cogswell, {Samuel^, Saimiel"^, yo/in^, yohn^), son of 
Samuel'* [68] and Mrs. Ann (Denison) Cogswell, nee Mason, was born, 
1709, in Saybrook, Conn. He married Susanna Bailey. She was born 
in Mansfield, Conn. They lived in Lebanon and Hebron, Conn., and 
in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. Mrs. Cogswell died at the age of about 
ninety years. Mr. Cogswell died at the age of about ninety-seven 


Daniel, [467] b. Oct. 12, 1731. He died, unmarried, in Becket, Mass., Jan. 30, 1819. 
Ezra, [468] bapt. IVIarch 18, 1733; m. Oct. 30, 1760, Elizabeth Dewey ; d. June 27, 

Aaron, [469] m. ^Susanna Edgarton ; m. Feb. 19, 1778, "^R^ith Parish. 
Oliver, [470] m. Dec. 23, 1773, Abigail Ells j d. IVIay 14, 1783. 
Sarah, [471] m. A'athaniel Kinsniatt. 

Christiana, [472] m. Oct. 31, 1771, John English j d. April 3, 1796. 
Naomi, [473] b. Sept. 16, 1740. 

Ann, [474] m. '^Capt. Jeremiah Post; m. "^Lieut.-Gov. Paul Spooner, M. D. 
DiADEMiA, [475] b. June 16, 1742; m. Jeremiah Dewey. 

Martha, [476] m. Densmore. 

Mason, [477] b. 1750; m. Oct 31. 1771, Lydia Huntington ; d. Dec. 12, 1816. 

Hezekiah Cogswell settled in Lebanon, Conn, The record of the First 
Church in that town shows that Hezekiah owned the Covenant, Jan. 2, 1732. 
He received a conveyance of land Nov. 6, 1731, from his parents, and made 
purchase of other land, May 19, 1732, in Hebron, Conn., where, from mention 
made, it appears he resided in 1758. In 1761 Mr. Cogswell with his family 
emigrated to Nova Scotia. The youngest child was perhaps ten years of age 


when they embarked for New Scotland. Some of their children did not 
accompany their parents, and two or three went to return. It is said that their 
daughter Ann [474], with her sister Diademia [475], did not leave the ship, 
but came back to New England on the return of the vessel. There appears 
on the records of Lebanon, Conn., " Eliphalet Cogswell, hapt. Dec. 15, 1734; 
Samuel bapt. Nov. 22, 1741," who may have been the children of Hezekiah 
Cogswell. The following incident is narrated: "When Hezekiah Cogswell 
and family were about to embark for Nova Scotia in 1761, the grandmother felt 
unwilling to lose her little pet, the 3'oungest boy, and so hid him away and told 
him to ' lie still and make no noise.' Search was made in all directions for the 
little fellow in vain, and the grandmother refused to give him up. But when 
the ship could wait no longer, the troubled father called aloud, ' JVIason,' at 
which the child, unused to disobdience, answered, 'Sir.' This of course dis- 
covered his whereabouts, and he was taken on board, much to the discomfiture 
and grief of his doting grandmother." Mr. Cogswell became an elder in the 
Presbyterian Church in Coinwallis, N. S., and continued to occupy an elder's 
seat in church until age and distance prevented his attendance on public wor- 
ship. He was fond of reading religious books. Flavel was his favorite author. 
Mr. Cogswell lived to such extreme age, ninety-seven years, that he could 
not distinguish an apple from a potato, and did not recognize his own children. 
Mrs. Cogswell survived her husband, and died at the age of about ninety 
years. She has been characterized as a strong-minded woman, and it has been 
said that " She held the purse-strings and ruled her house in all that a woman 

IWcmor antra. 

The township of Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, "containing in the whole one hundred thou- 
sand acres, more or less," was granted, July 21, i76i,to proprietors, chiefly from Connecticut. 
After the expulsion of the French, in 1755, and during the last year of the reign of George II., 
1760, colonists were invited by royal proclamation to come and possess the land. Each pro- 
prietor was entitled to a right for himself and a half-right for his family. Each right consisted 
of a town lot of three acres, a farm lot of forty acres, and seven hundred acres of wilderness 
land. The following are the names of the colonists copied from the Grant now on file in Corn- 
wallis, N. S. 

List of the Names of Grantees. 

" Lausania Akley. 
Perez Anderson. 
John Bartlett. 
John Beckwith. 
John Beckwith. 
David Bentley. 
Amos Bill, Esq. 
Ebenezer Bill. 
Edward Bill. 
Ichabod Bordman. 
Samuel Brewster. 
John Burbidge. 
IVilliam Canada. 

Ezekiel Caiilkin. 
Jab is h Chap pell. 
Mary Chappell. 
Hezekiah Cogswell. 
G or ham Cummings. 
John Dean. 
Ezra Downer. 
Abigail {^Veraeomb) English. 
Ezekiel Iltmtington. 
James Johnson. 
Lawrence Johnson. 
Benjamin Kilbourn. 
Benjamin Kinsman. 

Fi-ancis Morris. 
Hezekiah Morris. 
Elkanah Morton. 
Benjamin Newcotnb. 
Eddy iVewcomb. 
Solotnon Parish. 
David Parker. 
Elisha Parker. 
Robert Parker. 
Elisha Porter. 
John Porter. 
Sat)inel Porter. 
Ethan Pratt. 


Jonatha7i Rockwell. Eliakim Tiipfer's Heirs. Peter IVickwise. 

Jeremiah Rogers. Elias Tupper. Dr. Samuel Willmvby. 

Samuel Starr. William Tupper. Amasa IVoodworth. 

John Steadmatt. Abraham Webster. Jottathan Wood. 

A'atban Styles. Stephen West. Benjamin JVoodworth. 

Stephen Strong. William I Vest. Silas Woodworth. 

Johfi Terry. William West. Thomas Woodworth. 

Oliver Thorp. Caleb Wheaton. ' William Woodworth .'" 

The name of Hezekiah Cogswell appears the seventeenth on this recorded list of sixty- 
three colonists. His farm was located near the Upper Dyke Bridge, which was erected by the 
French. This was known as Canard Street. 

Daniel Cogswell [ 467 ] died unmarried, 1819, in Becket, Mass., with no legal heirs in 
the State, except Ezra Cogswell [ 468 ], of Chesterfield. Papers show that he had a sister 
Diademia, wife of Jeremiah Dewey, brothers, Aaron and Mason, and a sister. Widow Martha 

Daniel Cogswell, of Hebron, Conn., purchased fifty acres of land in Lenox, Mass., for ;i^6o^ 
dated " i6th day of Aug., 1772." Widow Mary Baker, of Lenox, purchased of Daniel Cogswell 
of Chesterfield, Mass., for ;i^i2o, fifty acres of land, dated " 27 Aug., 1777." Daniel Cogswell, 
of Hebron, bought of David Lee, Jr., of Manchester, Vt., for ;^i,ooo continental money, 
ninety-six acres of land, situated in Becket, Mass., dated "May 19, 1779." 




James^ Cogswell, {Samuel^, Samuel'^, Johii^, yohii^), son of Samuel'* 
[68] and Mrs, Ann (Denison) Cogswell, nee Mason, was born Jan. 6, 
1720, in Say!)rook, Conn. His parents removed to Lebanon, 1724. 
He married, April 24, 1745, ^ Alice Fitch, daughter of Hon. Jabez and 
Lydia (Gale) Fitch. She was born, 1725, in Canterbury, Conn., where 
they resided. Mrs. Alice Cogswell died April, 1772. Re\^ Mr. Cogs- 
well married, 1773, ^Mrs. MartJia {LotJirop) Devotion, widow of Rev. 
Ebenezer Devotion, his predecessor in Scotland Parish, Windham, 
Conn. Mrs. Martha Cogswell died Dec. 6, 1795. Rev. Dr. Cogswell 
married "^Mrs. Hibbard. They lived in Scotland Parish, Windham 
Conn. Rev. James Cogswell, D. D., died Jan. 2, 1807, at the house of 
his son. Dr. Mason F. Cogswell, in Hartford, Conn, 


James, [478] b. July 31, 1746; m. Aug. 8, 1776, '^Elizabeth Davenport ; m. IVIay icS, 

1783, '^Abigail Lloyd J d. Nov. 20, 1792, 
Alice, [479] b. Dec. 7, 1749. Slie died in early womanhood, May 9, 1772. 
Samuel, [480] b. May 23, 1754; m. 1785, Maria Backus ; d. Aug. 29, 1790. 
Mason Fitch, [481] b. Sept. 28, 1761 ; m. Mary A. Ledyard; d. Dec. 10, 1830. 
Septimus, [482] b. Aug. 30, 1769. He died in boyhood, Oct., 1773. 



James Cogswell was the youngest of his father's family. He was about 
four years old when his parents removed, 1724, from Saybrook to Lebanon, 
Conn. He experienced religion when a lad of fifteen years, and was received 
to the church in Lebanon, Dec. 29, 1735- -^^ ^^e age of twenty-two years he 
graduated from Yale College, in the class of 1742. After completing his 
theological studies he was ordained and installed, Dec. 28, 1744. the pastor of 
the church in Canterbury, Conn After a ministry of twenty-seven years he 
resigned, Nov. 5, 1771, and soon after, Feb. 19, 1772, was installed the pastor 
of the church in Scotland Parish, Windham, Conn., where he fulfilled a min- 
istry of thirty-three years, and resigned in 1804. Thus his active ministerial 
service covered a period of sixty years, and at the age of eighty-four years 
he retired from public labor in the gospel, and made his home with the only 
survivor of his family of five children. Dr. Mason Fitch Cogswell, of Hart- 
ford, Conn. Rev. Dr. Cogswell survived but a few years. His death occurred 
Jan. 2, 1807. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Nathan Strong, D. D., 
and he was buried in the North Burying Ground, of Hartford, Conn. The 
spot is marked by a fitting monument to his memory. 

Rev. Dr. Cogswell had a long, laborious, and useful ministry. His life was 
one of many and great afflictions; his ministry doubtless had its shady side, 
and his old age had its infirmities, but he kept the faith, was a faithful minister 
of Jesus Christ, and attained unto his crown of heavenly reward. Dr. Cogs- 
well has been described thus : " A good logician and a graceful speaker, mod- 
erate in his own opinions, tolerant of those of others, mild in temper, and 
affable in manner, dignified in the pulpit, and conciliatory in private. His 
pulpit abilities, combined with kindliness of temper and genial manners, won 
popular favor." He was a well-read student and a teacher of theology. He 
was called by contemporaries, " The big theologian," and students for the min- 
istry resorted to him for instruction. Among his pupils were Josiah Whitney, 
afterwards pastor of Brooklyn Parish, and Naphtali Daggett, subsequently the 
President of Yale College 

Rev. Dr. Cogswell was called to preach on special occasions. When, for 
example, April 19, 1783, Washington announced the cessation of hostilities, a 
public service was held in the meeting-house on Windham Green, he was des- 
ignated to preach the sermon, which was widely commended. Among his pub- 
lished sermons were an election sermon, preached in 177 1, a sermon on the 
death of Rev. Solomon Williams, D. D., March 4, 1776, in Lebanon, Conn., 
and a sermon at the funeral of Rev. Samuel Moseley, pastor of Hampton, 
Conn., in 1791. 

He received the degree of D. D. from Yale College in 1790, and held a 
prominence among the leading divines of his day. Dr. Cogswell's home was 
always the centre of much literary and social culture. His first wife, Mrs. 
Alice Cogswell, belonged to one of the most cultured families in the State, the 
Fitch family. His second wife, Mrs. Martha Cogswell, was the widow of 


Rev. Ebenezer Devotion, who had preceded him in the pastorate of Scotland 
Parish. Her daughter became the wife of Hon. Samuel Huntington, who, in 
1784, was made Chief Justice of the State of Connecticut, and in 1786 chosen 
Governor, being re-elected each year until his death. Dr. Cogswell's sons and 
Mrs. Cogswell's daughters were all highly educated and accomplished, so that 
the Scotland parsonage was the centre of much social attraction. Among 
the celebrities who were frequent visitors were Gen. Putnam, of Revolutionary 
fame. Gov. Huntington and his brilliant brothers, and others prominent in the 
State and country. 

Dr. Cogswell experienced heavy bereavements in his family. Soon after 
his settlement in Scotland Parish, his wife^ Mrs. Alice Cogswell, died, and a 
few weeks later his only daughter, at the age of twenty-three years, and spoken 
of as " a young lady highly educated and accomplished in the useful as well as 
ornamental parts of female learning," and there was engraved this inscription 
to her memory : " She departed this vain and transitory life in firm hope of a 
glorious immortality." Then followed, soon after, the death of his little son, 
Septimus, and not long after his second marriage, the death of Mrs. Martha 
Cogswell's youngest daughter, Betsey Devotion, a very beautiful and interesting 
young lady. Her death occurred suddenly in March, 1775. In 1785 his son, 
Samuel Cogswell, a young lawyer of great promise, was accidentally shot dead. 
In 1792 his oldest son. Dr. James Cogswell, of New York, died from disease 
contracted by fidelity in his profession. Then, in 1795, his second wife died 
suddenly of paralysis, and so his life seemed to be filled with personal bereave- 
ments. And, added to all, in his later years of gospel ministrations there 
arose some differences between him and his parish. His salary was poorly 
paid and his people dissatisfied, showing that '* length of days " was not alto- 
gether desirable when one was settled in the pastorate for life. In his old age 
there was provided for him a most delightful home in the family of his son in 
Hartford, a seeming compensation to him for the provision he had made for 
his own aged parents many years before, at his home in Canterbury, Conn. 

In his last illness Rev. Dr. Cogswell seemed to lose all knowledge even of 
his nearest friends. He forgot, indeed, his own name. When asked if he 
remembered his son. Mason Fitch, he replied : " I do not recollect that I ever 
had a son." But when asked whether he remembered the Lord Jesus Christ, 
he replied at once by exclaiming, " Oh, yes; I do remember Hhn ! He is my 
Lord and Redeemer ! " 

It is said that Mrs. Sigourney has touchingly described the scene of Rev. 
Dr. Cogswell's death-bed. 

Some incidents are told of Rev. Dr. Cogswell. On one occasion he publicly protested 
against sending a certain man, Zephaniah Swift, as deputy to the General Assembly of the 
State, declaring himself " grieved and displeased that men should have so little regard for 
religion as to choose a man for deputy who has none." At the time of the death of his adopted 
daughter, Miss Betsev Devotion, it is narrated that " The bereaved parents, greatly overcome 


by the shock, were persuaded by sympathizing friends to indulge in the soothing stimulus of a 
cup of tea. Their delinquency was soon made public, and Dr. Cogswell was informed that 
they would be reported to the Committee of Inspection. He immediately waited upon that 
body, and, by a certificate from his physician to the effect that the cup of tea had been taken 
as a medical prescription, was able to satisfy these olficials. But the general public was not 
so easily appeased. Aggrieved patriots continued to express their resentment by open 
remonstrance and by staying at home from church service. Doughty old farmers rode over 
from Pudding Hill with rebuke and grumble, and sharp-tongued good-wives did not hesitate 
to assure their minister that the public would not be satisfied without a confession and apology 
from the pulpit. Some insisted that his name and offence should be published in the ' Nor- 
wich Packet ' and ' New London Gazette.' Dr. Cogswell, always nervously sensitive to the 
public opinion, was greatly annoyed and distressed by these manifestations of displeasure on 
the part of the people. But to relieve matters, providentially, soon came the news of the bat- 
tle at Lexington, which swept away all minor excitements." 

In Dr. Cogswell's diary, under date of July 2, 1788, record is made of a most terrific and 
devastating thunder and hail storm : " A black cloud seemed to settle down upon Westmin- 
ster Parish, and the hailstones fell to the depth of nineteen inches." 

For fuller notices of Rev. James Cogswell, D. D., vid. " Trumbull's History of Con- 
necticut," Vol. II., pp. 178-184; " Miss Larnard's History of Windham County, Conn.," Vol. I., 
pp. 41 1-427 ; " Sprague's Annals," Vol. I., pp. 445-448 ; also " The New Englander " for Jan., 
1882 ; " Old Times in Connecticut," by Rev. L. Bacon, D. D. 




Joseph^ Cogswell, {JosepJi'^, Samuel"^, yohn^, yohn^), son of Joseph^ 
[70] and Anna (Orvis) Cogswell, was born May 24, 1711, in Farming- 
ton, Conn. He married, May 3, 1732, Joanna Andrews, daughter of 
Benjamin and Elizabeth (Gridley) Andrews She was born Sept. 24, 
1712, in Farmington, Conn They lived in Southington Parish, Farm- 
ington. Conn., until late in life, when they removed to Richmond, Mass. 
Mr. Cogswell died May 2, 1783. Mrs. Joanna Cogswell died Sept. 25, 


Anna, [483] h. Marcli 6, 1733. She died in childliood, 1736. 

Elizaisktii, [484] b. March 30, 1735; m. Aug. 20, 1752, Ebetieser Hubbard. 

Sarah, [485] b. May [o, 1736; m. Stephen Hollister j d. May 6, 18 14. 

LURANA, [486] b. July 20, 1737; m. Winston. 

Rosanna, [487] b. May u, 1739; "">• ^75^1 Stephen Winston. 
Nathaniel, [488] b. Oct. 18, 1741 ; m. 1760, Benlah Scott. 

Nathan, [489] b. April 22, 1744; m. ^Anna Smith ; m. 1786, '^-Eunice Lord; m. Dec. 
31, 1787, ^Miriam Smith; m. ^Mrs. Mary Waters ; d. March 29, 1822. 

Lucy, [490] b. Nov. 8, 1746; m. No7'th (probably Thomas North). 

Joseph, [491] b. May 15, 1753, m. July 14, 1772, Chloe Hill. 


JosEi'H Cogswell was one of the earliest settlers of Richmond, where there were but 
two white families in 1761. Mr. Cogswell was admitted to the church in Southington Parish, 
March 4, 1733, and March 11 had his little daughter baptized. Some give date of his mar- 
riage, March 4, 1731, and the date of his death, April 13, 1783. At his death he left his wife 
Joanna and seven children, viz., Elizabeth, Lurana, Rosanna, Nathaniel, Nathan, Lucy, and 
Joseph. Joseph Cogswell [ 491 ] was the residuary legatee of his father's estate. 

Benjamin Andrews, Mrs. Cogswell's father, was son of Benjamin and Mary (Smith) 
Andrews, and Benjamin was the youngest child of John and Mary Andrews, who settled, in 
1640, in Farmington, Conn., east side of the river, two miles from the village. "John Andrews 
d. 1681. Mary, ye aged wife of John Andrews, died May, 1694." 

Benjamin Andrews, son of John and Mary Andrews, married, May 26, 1682, Mary Smith* 
He died 1727. Their son Benjamin was born Aug. 20, 1683, and married Elizabeth Gridley. 
They were the parents of Mrs. Cogswell. Mrs. Sarah (Cogswell) HoUister [485] may not 
have been of this family. She is not mentioned in Mr. Cogswell's will. 

Nathaniel Cogswell [ 488 ] married Beulah Scott, daughter of Zachariah Scott. She was 
born, 1744, in Southington Parish, Conn. They lived in Cornwall, Vt., where he purchased 
land and built a log-house about 1790. 

The Will of Joseph Cogswell. 

"In the name of God, Amen: /, Joseph Cogszvell, in the County of Berkshire and 
State of Massachusetts, being through the abundant mercy and goodness of God, though 
weak in body, yet of sound understanding and memory, do constitute this my last will and 

" First. I most humbly bequeath my soul to God who gave it, and my body I give to the 
Earth from whence it was taken, to be hurried in decent. Christian burial at the discretion of 
my Executors, in full assurance of its resurection from thence at the last clay. 

" To my worldly estate I will, and positivly order, that all my debts be paid, and I give 
and dispose of what estate remains in the manner following : That is to say, I give and 
bequeath to my well-beloved wife, Johannah Cogswell, the use and improvement of one third 
of my real Estate, and also one third of my Personal Estate, during her natural life. 

" Then I give and bequeath unto my well-beloved sons, Nathaniel Cogswell and Nathan 
Cogswell, and unto my well-beloved daughters, Elizabeth Hubbard, Lurana Winston, Rosa- 
nah Winston, and Lucy North, Five Shillings each. 

" Then I give and bequeath unto my well-beloved son, Joseph Cogswell, all the remain- 
der of all my real and personal estate of all kind whatever, and all the estate, both real and 
personal, which I have given to my wife by this will, at her decease. 

" Lastly, I do constitute and appoint Nathaniel Bishop Sole Executor of this my last will 
and testament. 

(Signed) "Joseph Cogswell." 

"Signed, Sealed, and Pronounced to be the last will and Testament of the Testator, in 
presence of us. 

"Charles Dupee. 
Levi Cogswell. 
John Jewetts." 
"Dated 15th day of July, 1781." 

" Probated May 16, 1783." 

( JoJlu Br 01 
" Inventory, ^362. Appraized by "S Dan Collins. 

K Jonathan Tarlh-ll." 


I 22 


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Samuel^ Cogswell, {JoscpJi'^, Samuel'-^, Johii^, yohn}), son of Joseph'' 
[70] and Anna (Orvis) Cogswell, was born May 23, 171 3, in Farming- 
ton, Conn. He married, Nov. 28, 1734, Mary Langdoji, daughter of 
Joseph and Rachel (Cowles) Langdon. She was born Nov. 13, 1716, 
in Farmington, Conn., where they resided until 1762, when they re- 
moved to Richmond, Mass. 


A CHILD, [492] who died in infancy, Sept. 21, 1735. 
A CHILD, [493] who died in infancy, Jan. 16, 1736. 

LucERNA, [494! ) 1 T 1 » - ( 

' ^^;^^ -b. July 13, 1737; j 

Joseph, [495] ) I 

m. ; d. July 15, 1781. 

Mary, [496] b. April i, 1739; ™- Oct. 6, 1756, Joseph Bar^iitt. 

Asahel, [497] b. April 16, 1741 ; m. ^Dorcas Fuller ; m. "^Rhoda : d. Dec. 4, 1792. 

Rhoda, [498] bapt. April 17, 1743.; m. Isaac Doty. 

LsAAC, [499] bapt. June 30, 1745; m. Molly Loof/ns. 

Samuel, [500] bapt. June 21, 1747. 

Rachel, [501] bapt. July 16, 1749. 

Lydia, [502] bapt. Aug. 9, 1752; m. Dr. Hacley. 

Samuel, [503] b. Sept 17, 1754; m. Sarah Lydia Olmstcad ; d. May 26, 181 5. 

Reubex, [504] b. March i, 1756; m. . 

Simeon, [505] \ ^ ^ ^ (he died in infancy, Nov. i, 1759. [i^SS- 

Levi, [506] \ ■ ^ ^ ■ ' '^^' ( m. Dec. i, 1786, Rachel F. Whiteley ; d. Nov. 29, 

Jerusha, [507] bapt. Aug., 1761 ; m. Skeel. 

Electa, [508]. 


" Know ye . . . That I, John Chamberlin, of Stockbridge, Co. of Berkshire, for the con- 
sideration of Forty Five Poimd.s Lawful money paid me by Joseph Cogswell and Samuel 
Cogswell, both of Farmington, in the Colony of Connecticut, do grant, bargain, and sell all 
my right and title to land situated in Mt. Ephraim. . . . hereunto I set my hand this 15 day 
of May, A. D. 1762. . ^^^^ Chamberlin." 

( Sainuel Brown. 
"Witnessed by I ^^^.^^^^^^^,_„ 

" Know ye, that I, Samuel Cogswell, of Mt. Ephraim, for the consideration of seven 
pounds ten shillings, grant, bargain, and sell unto Joseph liainitt, &c. ... 14 day of July, 

'"5- -- ^ 7 , ^ 71 " Samuel Cocswell." 

f Asahel Cogswell. 
" Witnessed in ,,resence of | j.^^^^j Raymond." 

"Know yc, that 1, .Samuel Cogswell, of Richmond, in consideration of the Parental Love 
and affection unto my son, Lsaac Cogswell, of said Richmond, tSic. . . . iSth day of March, 

'77-- , „ , „, . "Samuel Cogswell." 

ecca iiprnig. 

( Rebecc 
Witnessed bv "i ir / 



" Know ye . . . That I, Samuel Cogswell, of Mt. Ephraim, for consideration of 30 pounds 
lawful money paid by Asahel Cogswell, of Mt. Ephraim, grant, &c. . . . land bounded East & 
West by Highway, running as far North as to contain 50 acres of land, making a reserva- 
tion of the West corner, of about one acre the West side of the IJrook. I hereunto set my 
hand and seal this 23d day of April, 1765. « Samuel Cogswell." 

(" Nathan Cogstvell. 
" I" P>-esence of -j j^^^^^j^ Raymond: 

Samuel Cogswell gave to his son Samuel, for the consideration of his paternal love, one 
half of his house and barn, and certain land, i8th day of Aug., 1786. 

Mary Cogswell [496 ] married Joseph Barnitt. They lived in Richmond, Mass. 

Jcnisha Cogswell [507 ] was baptized Aug*, 1761, married a Mr. Skeel (probably Jonathan 
Skeel), and resided in Richmond, Mass. 

Electa Cogszvell [508 ] resided in Richmond, Mass. She was the youngest of her father's 

Nathan Peirson, shoemaker and tanner, of Richmond, Mass., records in his Account Book 
the following: "Jan. 15, 1784, Samuel Hackly." "May 19, 1786, Ezekiel Hackly." "Aug 
24 1771;, Simeon Hackly." " March 30, 1784, Jonathan Skeel." 



Nathan^ Cogswell, {yoseph'^, Samuel'^, yohn'^, JoJin^), son of 
Joseph^ [TO] and Anna (Orvis) Cogswell, was born May 20, 1716, in 
Farmington, Hartford County, Conn. He married, Nov. 24, 1737, 
Susan Warner. She was born in Farmington, Conn. 


Anna, [509] b. July 24, 1738; m. Sept. 30, 1762, John Macky. 

Solomon, [510] b. Marcli 26, 1743; m. Dec. 12, 1768, Sarah Cowles j d. May 26, 1806. 

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Susanna^ Cogswell, {Joseph'^, Samuel^, JoJui^, yohn^), daughter of 
Joseph"* [70] and Anna (Orvis) Cogswell, was born Aug. 18, 171 8, in 
Farmington, Conn. She married, Jan. i, 1741, yedidiah Smith, son of 
Joseph and Mary (Royce) Smith. He was born Feb. 12, 1716, in 
Farmington, Conn. Mrs. Susanna Smith died, and Mr. Smith married, 
Oct, 29, 1777, "^Elizabeth Kellogg. 



Mary^ b. Jan. 28, 1742. 
Afina, b. Nov. i, 1744. 
Huldah, b. Jan. 4, 1749: m. Nov. 5, 1772, Joseph Hart. 




David^ Cogswell, (Joseph'^, Samuel'^, Jolufi, yohii"), son of Joseph'* 
[70] and Anna (Orvis) Cogswell, was* born March 26, 1725, in South- 
ington Parish, Farmington, Conn. He married, Aug. 10, 1749, ^Mary 
Woodruff, daughter of Lieut. David and Mary (Porter) Woodruff. She 
was born Nov. 12, 1728, in Southington Parish where they lived, north 
of Burying-ground Hill. Mrs. Mary Cogswell died Aug. 17, 1782 Mr. 
Cogswell married "^Mrs. Naomi {Frost) Brown, widow of Levi Brown, 
and daughter of Samuel Frost. She was born March 31, 1735, in Wal- 
lingford. Conn. Mr. Cogswell died Feb. 15, 1806. 


Ruth, [511] m Aug. 7, 1766, Williai?t Barrett. 
HuLDAH, [512] b. Sept. 22, 1751 ; m. Capt. David Peck. 
Phebe, [513] b. 1754; bapt. Jan. 5, 1755. 

David, [514] bapt. Feb. 6, 1757; m. Sept., 1779, Abigail Gridley ; d. May 4, 1823. 
NoAH, [515] b. Sept. 27, 1 761 ; m. April 15, 1798, Lydia Woodruff; d. Dec. 6, 1839. 
Salmon, [516] b. Marcli 18, 1768; m. Feb. 25, 1794, ^Sarah Sjnithj m. Sept. 21, 1814, 
'Atfiy Stanley J d. Marcli 9, 1838. 


David Cogswell was received into the church Feb. 4, 1750, in Southington Parish, 
Conn. Hi.s name appears on the tax list of 1786, his tax Iseing ;^i46, which was about one 
sixteenth of his estate, ;i{^2,336. 


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Joshua^ Cogswell, {JosJnia^, Samjiel"^, yohti-, John^), son of 
Joshua'* [13] and Mary Cogswell, was born July 15, 1726, in Coventry, 

Conn. He married . They lived in Pittsfickl, Mass., where 

he died, Oct. 27, 1799. 



Luther, [517] b. 1754; m. Anna ; d. Nov. 29, 1838. 

Salome, [518] b. 1764. She died, unmarried, April 23, 1851. 


"Josh. Cogswell," in 1786, appears in the list of families in Pittsfield, Mass. He 
became a Shaker in later life of West Pittsfield, Mass., where he died. 

Luther Cogswell [517] was a soldier of the Revolution in Capt. Oliver Root's company- 
He was ordered to march to New York, July 11, 1776. His term of service ended Dec. 5, 
1776. He became a Shaker of West Pittsfield, Mass. Mrs. Cogswell was born 1762, and 
died Jan. i, 1829. 

SaloTue Cogswell [518] died in West Pittsfield, Mass., at the age of eighty-seven years. 


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Joseph^ Cogswell, {jFoslma'^, Samuel^, yoJiiP-, yoJin^), son of 
Joshua^ [73] and Mary Cogswell, was born July i, 1730, twin brother 
of Benjamin, in Coventry, Conn. He married ^SaraJi McKinney. She 
was born in Windsor (now Ellington), Conn., where they resided. Mrs. 

Cogswell died April 15, 1754. Mr. Cogswell married ~ McKiiiiicy, 

sister of his first wife. He is supposed to have died about 1763. 


Sarah, [519] b. March 31, 1754; m. Nov. 23, 1775, Elisha Burton; d. Jan. 25, 1814. 


John, [520] m. 1791, BarsJieba HincJier ; d. 1796. 
Jesse, [521] b. 1759; ™' Sybil Tiffany j d. July 8, 1837. 


^^ Joseph Cogswell went away with a drove of horses and was never heard from." 




Benjamin'^ Cogswell, {yosJiua^, Sajnuel'^, yohir, yohn^), son of 
Joshua^ [73] and Mary Cogswell, was born July i, 1730, in Coventry, 
Conn. He married, 175 1, Lois Thompson, of Coventry, where they 
lived. Mrs. Cogswell died March 26, 1800. He died about 1828. His 
grave is in the Cemetery of South Coventry, Conn. 



James, [522] b. Sept. 29, 1752; d. 1775. 

Amos, [523] b. Feb. 19, 1754; m. '^Rebecca Chamberlain j m. Sept. 22, 1799, ''^ni'o-h 

Barnaby ; d. Jan. 4, 1845. 
Benjamin, [524] b. Aug. 21, 1755: m. July 20, 1779, Mercy Burt ; d. Aug. 10, 1819. 

John, [525] b. Sept. i, 1757 : m. . 

Nathan, [526] b. Jan. 31, 1759; d. young. 
Joseph, [527] b. Sept. 2, 1760; m. 

Lois, [528] b. April 24, 1761 : m. William Burns. 

William, [529] b. Jan. 10 1763; m. Sept. 3, 17S6, Afary White; d. March 23, 1842. 
Eunice, [530] b. Dec. 19, 1765; m. Aimer Squiers. 

Sarah, [531] b. Aug. 14, 1767: m. Feb. 7, ijd,^, Mtelford Eldridge ; d. Oct. 15, 1S02. 
Jerusha, [532] b. Dec. 11, 1768; m. John Eldi'idge. 

Joshua, [533] b. 1770: m. Nov. 11, 1792, ^Thankful Eaton ; m. Nov. 24, 1799, '^Anna 
Smith J m. April 26, 1808, ^Lucia Stuart; m. ^Betsey Cross. 

James Cogswell [ 522 ], at the outset of the Revolution, entered the American Army. He 
either fell in the battle of Bunker Hill, or died, 1775, in Cambridge, Mass. Mr. Cogswell had 
five younger brothers, who also served in the Army of the Revolution. 

Mrs. Lois (Cogswell) Burns [528] lived and died in her native town, Coventry, Conn. 
She had a son, John Burns, whose daughter, Mrs. Eunice (Burns) Fiske, resided, 1883, in 
Agawam, Mass. 



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Edward^ Cogswell, {Samuel^, Edward^, William^, Williani^, 
yo/m^), son of SamueP [14] and Lydia (Starkweather) Cogswell, was 
born March 5, 1735, in Preston, Conn. He married, April 17, 1758, 
J^afie Owen. They resided in New Milford, Conn., where he died, 


Lydia, [534] b. Nov. 18, 1760. 

Hannah, [535] b. Sept. 24, 1762. 

Molly, [536] b. Sept. 4, 1764. 

Edward, [537], b. Mar;h 24, 1767; m. Bethia Bee/nan; d. Sept. 4, 1851. 

Reuel, [538] b. 1769; m. Rhoda Smith; d. 1828. 

Joel, [539] b. Sept. 17, 1771 ; m. Tamar Wright. 

Daniel, [540] ra. Nov. 8, 1S03, ^P/ iidence Hubbellj m. -Polly Terry. 

Ruth, [541] m. Zina Beeman. 

Samuel, [542] b. Sept. 26, 1779; m. Nov. 6, 1803, Cynthia Hewitt j d. Jan. 4. 1830. 

Jkrusha, [543] b. 1785; m. Aaron Beeman; d. 1882. 


Edward Cogswell was a drummer in the old French and Indian War. 
He went to the northward and suffered great privations and hardships, nearly 
losing the use of his right hand. In the leisure of the camp he decorated a 
powder-horn very beautifully with engravings cut with a penknife. This powder- 
horn is a rare curiosity. It is in the possession of Dr. Niram J.^ Cogswell 
[1720], of Silvara, Pa., who is the great-grandson of Edward Cogswell. This 
curious relic is finely decorated with various quaint figures, and inscribed on one 
side as follows : 





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John*' Cogswell, {Samuel^, Edzvard'^, William^, William^, yohn^), 
son of SamueP [T4] and Lydia (Starkweather) Cogswell, was born 
June 17, 173S, in Preston, Conn. He married and resided in Sand- 
gate, Vt., where he died, 1832, at the age of ninety-four years. 


Ferris, [544] b. May 3, i 'jd'] ; m. March 6, 1786, Mrs. Phebe {Ha%vley) Bristol; d. 1836. 

Joseph, [545]. 

Daniel, [546]. 

Asa, [547]. 

Dana, [548]. 

George, [549]. He lived near Albanj', N. Y. 




Asa'' Cogswell, {Samuel^, Edivard^, William^, Williain^, yohii^), 
son of Samuel-'' [74] and Lydia (Starkweather) Cogswell, was born 

March 30, 1740, in Preston, Conn. He married Charity . They 

resided in Southbury, Conn., and in Sandgate, Vt. Mr. Cogswell 
died, 1838, at the age of ninety-eight years, in Sandgate, Vt, where he 
and his wife were buried. 

their children were: 

Asa, [550]. Martin, [553]. 

Daniel, [551] b. 1770; m. Anne Tuttle. A daughter, [554] m. Burke. 

Ferris, [552]. 


Asa Cogswell, of Southbury, Conn., and his wife, Charity Cogswell, appear from 1789 to 
1800 upon the Land Records of that town. There is the record of the birth of a negro child, 
whose mother was a servant of Asa Cogswell, in 1793. -^^^a Cogswell appears as a witness 
of Peter Hubbell's will, Feb. 22, 1780, in Newtown, Conn. He removed to Sandgate, Vt., 
about 1800. His sons, Asa, Ferris, and Martin, went South and West. 

" The Cogswells were a bright and respectable race. They were always considered the 
' first families ' in Sandgate, as they say in Virginia." 





Eunice*^ Cogswell, {N'athaniei^, Edward"^, Williaufi, William^,) 
yohn^), daughter of Capt. Nathaniel^ [76] and Huldah (Kinney) Cogs- 
well, was born Oct. 22, 1738, in Preston, Conn. She married, (it is 
probable) Jan. 27, 1768, Caleb Terrill, son of Caleb and Abigail (Bas- 
sett) Terrill. He was born Nov. 10, 1742, in New Milford, Conn., 
where they probably resided. 


Phebe^ b. Sept. 8, 1768. Eunice^ b. Nov. 3, 1770. Caleb ^ b. ]VIarch 2, 1773. 




Nathaniel^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel''', Edzvard^, Williant^, William^, 
yolin^), son of Capt. NathanieP [76] and Huldah (Kinney) Cogswell, 

was born May 16, 1742, in Preston, Conn. He married ^Hannah . 

They resided in Brooklyn, Conn., where Mrs. Cogswell died, July 24, 
1790. Mr. Cogswell married, May 12, 1791, -Freelove Williams. 
Nathaniel Cogswell died Nov. 16, 1821. 


Daniel, [555] b. 1780. He died in Brooklyn, Conn., July 25, i860. 


William, [556] b. 1793; m. JVIarch 7, 1814, Polly Downing j d. Nov. 6, i86q. 




John'^ Cogswell, {NathanieP, Edward'^, Williavfi, Williaui^, John^'), 
son of NathanieP [76] and Huldah (Kinney) Cogswell, was born Dec. 
28, 1747, in Preston, Conn. He married, May 13, 1784, ^Hannah 


Galhip, of Voluntown, Conn. They lived in North Preston (after 1815 
called Griswold), Conn. Mrs. Cogswell died May 6, 1789. Mr. Cogs- 
well married, Oct 14, 1790, '^Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, of Preston. He 
died July 21, 1829. 


John, [557] m. Jan. 6, 1802, Dolly Galhip. 
Hannah, [558] b. March 16, 1788; d. Oct. 24, 1809. 


Patty, [559] b. Oct. i, 1792. . Betsey, [560] b. Dec. 2, 1795. 



Nathan*^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel-^ Echvard^, Williani^, William^, 
yohn^), son of Nathaniel^ [76] and Mrs. Bridget (Wedge) Cogswell, 
nee Cleaveland, was born Jan. 28, 1759, in Preston, Conn. He married 
Woodward, of Plainfield, Conn. They resided in Vermont. 

THEIR children WERE: 

Osmond, [561]. Lydia, [562] m. Smith. 


Osmond' Cogs2at;ll { 561 ] settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, accumulated wealth, and died, leav- 
ing a widow and sons. 

Lydia' Coi;\'!Wc// [562] married a Mr. Smith. They resided in Cincinnati, where she 



William** Cogswell, {Nathaniel^, Edward'^, William'^, William'^, 
yokn^), son of Nathaniel^ [16] and Mrs. Bridget (Wedge) Cogswell, 
ne'e Cleaveland, was born Nov. 9, 1761, in Preston, Conn. He married 

^Abigail Belcher, who died Jan. 23, 1788. Mr. Cogswell married, 1790, 
'^Mrs. Mercy {Brewster) Coit, daughter of Simeon Brewster. They re- 
sided in Preston, now Griswold, Conn. Col. Cogswell died June 23, 
1823. Mrs. Mercy Cogswell died Nov. i, 1832, in Plainfield, Conn. 
There were no children of the first marriage. 


William, [563] b. 1791. He died in childhood, July 31, 1795. 

Abigail, [564] m. John Tyler. 

Sarah, [565]. She died, unmarried, in Plainfield, Conn. 

William Henrv, [566] b. Dec. 3, 1798 ; m. ^A/ary Lord Fuller j m. '^Lucretia Attn 

Payne ; d. Nov. 22, 1876. 
James Mason, [567] b. Sept. i, 1800; m. Nov. 6, 1826, "^Charlotte Coit j m. Oct. 8, 

1833, ^Ma}y Huntington DeWitt. 
Joanna Fanning, [568] m. April 13, 1831, Edwin Tucker. 
Frederic Fanning, [569] b. Feb. 24, 1809; m. May 2, 1833, Harriet E. Denison. 

Mrs. Mercy Cogsioell wx^a a widow, with two young daughters, when Col. Cogswell mar 
ried her. 

Abigail Cogswell [ 564 ] married John Tyler, son of John Tyler. 


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RoGER^ Cogswell, {William^, Edward'^, William^, William'^, 
jFohn}), son of Major William^ [86] and Anna (Whittlesey) Cogswell, 
was born July 25, 1763, in New Preston Parish, New Milford, Conn. 
He married, March 12, 1786, Sarah yohrison. She was born in South- 
bury, Conn. They resided in Sheffield, Mass., and in Hartford, Conn. 
Mr. Cogswell died Aug. i, 1819. Mrs. Cogswell married '^Philo Swift, 
who resided in Cornwall, Conn. There were no children. 

Roger Cogswell graduated from Yale College in 1784. He was a mer- 
chant and an innkeeper. It has been said of him : " He had talent and wealth 
to have been one of the first of men. He went into trade in Hartford, and 
anally failed." 



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Hannah*^ Cogswell, ( William^, Edward^, William^, Willianr, 
yohii^), daughter of Major Willianr' [86] and Anna (Whittlesey) Cogs- 
well, was born March 15, 1765, in New Preston, Conn. She married 
Capt. Nathan Tibballs. They resided in Washington, Conn., but soon 
removed to Auburn, N. Y. Mrs. Tibballs died Sept. 13, 1823, and was 
buried in the North Cemetery, Sennett, N. Y. 


John, b. March 9, 1785. Twelve children, who died in infancy. 

William, b. April 5, 1787. Mary Ann. 


Mr. and Mrs Tibballs undertook frontier life in the State of New York. They endured 
great hardship and jirivation. At one time they were reduced to two raw potatoes per day, 
but by perseverance and economy they at length accumulated a good property. Mary Ann 
was the youngest child. 




Dolly" Cogswell, {William^, Edward'^, William^, William'^, John^), 
daughter of Major William''' [86] and Anna (Whittlesey) Cogswell, was 
born May 22, 1767, in New Preston, Conn. She married Stephen 
Branch. They lived near Bennington, Vt. Mrs. Branch died July 20, 


Dolly. Clarissa. Stephen. 


Mrs. Anna Coo-swell, Doily Cogswell's mother, and John Cogswell, her brother, in 1800, 
made a journey of a hundred miles on horseback, and visited Mrs. Branch in her Vermont 




William^ Cogswell, {William^, Edzuard'^, William^, William'^, 
yohn^), son of Major William-'' [86] and Anna (Whittlesey) Cogswell, 
was born July 23, 1769, in New Preston, Conn. He married, Jan. 31, 
lyc^i, Ajnaryllis JoJinson, a sister of his brother Roger Cogswell's wife. 
She was born Feb. 20, 1765, in Southbury, Conn. They resided in 
New Preston, Washington, Conn. Col. Cogswell died Aug. 28, 1823. 
Mrs. Cogswell died March 14, 1826. 


Mary Ann, [570] b. Jan. 6, 1792; m. Sept. 14, 1.S16, John Milton Holley j d. April 

18, 1876. 
Amaryllis, [571] b. Sept. 24, 1793; m. Marcli 23, 181S, Chauncey Peiiy. 
Ruth, [572] b. Aug 24, 1795; m. Oct. 8, 1828, Dr. Jethro Hatch. 
Sarah Johnson, [573] b. Sept. 26. 1797; m. Sept. 15, 1818, Lududi Whittlesey ; d. 

June, 1 82 1. 
William Johnson, [574] b. Nov. 4, 1799; "''• Ji-me 12, 1839, Alma Caiifield Sterling. 
Theodore Sedgwick, [575] b. April 27, 1801 ; m Oct. 19, 1826, Ma?y Marcia Maria 

Gregory J d. Jan. 12, 1882. 
Eliza, [576] b. May i, 1803; m. Jan. 12, 1829, William H. Downes ; d. 1833. 
Julia Maria, [577] b. Feb. 16, 1805; m. Romania Scytnour; d. Jan. 11, 1878. 
Fanny Abigail, [578] b. Feb. 16, 1809; m. Oct. 8, 1828, Dr. Mark Pratt. 

William Cogswell was a lawyer, proprietor of a mill, Justice of the Peace, 
and a farmer. He was Colonel of the Twelfth Regiment of Connecticut IVIilitia, 
Presidential Elector, a member of the Constitutional Convention of 18 18, and 
Representative in the General Assembly of the State fourteen sessions, between 
1799 and 1823. 




Stephen*^ Cogswell, ( William'", Edzvard^, William^, William-, 
yoJui^), son of Major William'^ [86] and Anna (Whittlesey) Cogswell, 
was born Sept. [, 1771, in New Preston, Conn. He married, May, 
1 79 1, ^Anna Camp, of New Preston, Conn. Mrs. Cogswell died Oct. 


22, i8io. Capt. Cogswell married, Dec. ii, 1811, -Sitsan Whittlesey, 
daughter of Roger Newton and Ann (Woodruff) Whittlesey, of South 
Farms, Conn. She was sister to Lucy Whittlesey, who married Ste- 
phen Cogswell [582]. She was born Feb. 12, 1784. Mrs. Cogswell 
died Feb. 19, 1823. Capt. Cogswell married, Dec. 23, 1823, "^Rachel 
Seymour. They lived in New Preston, Conn. Capt. Cogswell died 
Oct. 29, 1837. Mrs. Rachel Cogswell died Nov. 20, 1864. 


Sarah, [579] b. Jan. 6, 1792; m. Sept. 18, 181 7, Philo M. Wooster; d. March 30, 1819. 
Ruth Ann, [580] b. Dec. 19, 1793; m. April 20, 1S20, Philo M. Wooster; d. July 

14, 1849. 
William Camp, [581] b. Sept. 4, 1796; m. Oct. 3, 1821, ^Frances Pomeroy Whittlesey j 

m. Sept. 5, 1838, -Catherine A. Sherman; d. Jan. 3, 1874. 
Stephen, [582] b. May 3, 179S; m. April 12, 1824,^2^^7 Whittlesey ; d. Feb. 28, 1868. 
Laura, [583] b. Feb. 23, 1800; m. Aug. 28, 1^22, Joseph H. Bennett; d. Aug. 23, 1883. 
Mary, [584]b. March 27, 1802 ; m. Oct. 2, 1823, DavidC. Whittlesey ; d. April 13, 1880. 

the children of the second marriage were : 

Susan Whittlesey, [585] b. Oct. 9, 1812; m. Oct. 25 1843, Reuben B. Martin. 
Esther Robbins, [586] b. Jan. 11, 1814; m. Aug. 20, 1833, Joseph F. Walker. 
Maria Holley, [587] b. Sept. 14, 1816; m. Oct. 15, 1839, Alexander Gordon. 

the only child of the third marriage was : 

George Seymour, [588] b. Nov. 18, 1825 ; m. May 21, 1851, ^ Ellen Ruth Whittlesey ; 
m. May 25, 1869, '^Anna Wooster. 

Stephen Cogswell was a farmer and mill-owner. He was Captain of militia. His 
death was caused by accident. He was run over by a carriage, having his foot and leg badly 
crushed. He endured the amputation without being held or tied upon the table, but died in 
two days. He was a strong and courageous man. 




Nathaniel^ Cogswell, ( Wtlliani^, Edward^, Williani^, Williavfi, 
yohn^), son of Major William'' L 86 J and Anna (Whittlesey) Cogswell, 
was born Jan. 18, 1776, in New Preston, Conn. He married Eunice 
Kune. They lived in Stockbridge, Mass. He died March 15, 1823. 


thkir children were: 
Eunice, [589]. Emeline, [590]. Mary Ann, [591]. 

Nathaniel Coi^szvcll \N^i^ a clothier. He removed, in 1798,10 Stockbridge, Mass. He had 
a fulling mill, which he bought for $73, and two years after sold for $600. 




Anna*^ Cogswell, ( William^, Edward'^, William^, William^, yokji^), 
daughter of Major William^ [86] and Anna (Whittlesey) Cogswell, 
was born Oct. 5, 1778, in New Preston, Conn. She married, Dec. 31, 
1797, ^Roger Averill. He was born 1775, in New Preston, Conn. 
They lived in Guilford, Conn. Mr. Averill died April 5, 1806. Sub- 
sequently Mrs. Averill married, ~Dca. Jnliiis Caswell, of Kent, Conn. 
Mrs. Caswell died Jan. 3, 1847. 

the children of the first marriage were: 

Sarah, b. Feb. 18, 1799; m. Jan. 20, 1819, Zephania Conistock, of Kent, Conn. 
Samuel Roger, b. July 27, i<So2. He died, unmarried, July 4,- 1856. 

Mr. and Mrs. Comstock lived in Cazenovia, Madison Co., N. Y. They had two children. 
It is said that Mrs. Comstock had a Record of the Cogswells, which was made by Edward 
Cogswell, in her possession in 1820. 



Emerson^ Cogswell, ( William^, Edward'^, William'^, William'^, 
yohn^), son of Major William^ [86] and Anna (Whittlesey) Cogswell, 
was born March 30, 1781, in New Preston, Conn. He married, Feb. 
5, 1804, Deborah Squires, of New Preston. They resided in Auburn, 
N. Y., and in New York City, where they both died. Mr. Cogswell 
died Feb. 7, 1829. Mrs. Cogswell died Feb. 2, 1829. 



Almira, [592] b. Dec. 22, 1S05. 
EvALiNE, [593]. She died in childhood. 
Ann, [594] b. Feb. 7, 1808; m. Samuel Briggs. 

Isaac Hatch, [595] b. May 19, 1813; m. May 14, 1836, Siisati Albina Sheldon j d. 
June 29, 1879. 

JH cm or antra. 

Ahiiira CoffS'LOcH and i\lrs. /Jn^i^s lived in .Skaneateles, N. Y. Mr. Briggs was a farmer. 




JoHN*^ Cogswell, ( Wilitam^, Edzvard"^, Wtlliam^, Wiliiant^, yoJiii"), 
son of Major William'^ [86] and Anna (Whittlesey) Cogswell, was born 
Dec. I, 1783, in New Preston, Conn. He married, Jan. i, 1807, ^Mar- 
tha Waller. She was born in 17S6. They resided in Auburn, N. Y., 
and in Greenville and Albany, 111. Mrs. Cogswell died Feb. 23, 1835. 
Mr. Cogswell married, Aug. 27, i^T)(),'^RHlk M. Beebe. She died March 
15, 1844, in Greenville, Bond Co., 111. He married, Aug 9, 1846, 
^Persis Olds. She was born April i, 1798, and died Sept. i, [848, in 
Albany, Whitesides Co., 111. He married, July 25, 1849, ^-^'^"^ Parsons. 
Mr. Cogswell died Sept. 9, 1852, in Auburn, N. Y. Mrs. Ann Cogswell 
died April 2, 1876, in Auburn, N. Y. 


Harriet, [596] b. Sept. 16, 1807; m. Jan. 7, 1826, Williain P. Browft. 
Mason Whittlesey, [597] b. Jan. 23, 1811 ; m. Jan. 3, 1833, Matilda Austin. 


John Cogsivell was a farmer. Me was a student in the academy in Danbury, Conn., at the 
time of Washington's death, in 1799. To his death he thus refers: "When I was there the 
great Washington died, and on the observance of the funeral Mr. Robins delivered a eulogy, 
which was printed. I shall never forget the occasion. I was fifteen years old." 

There is a Family Record made by John Cogswell, 1S01-1S51, in the hands of J. Austin 
Cogswell, Elyria, Ohio. John Cogswell concludes the family record thus : " Thus of all our 
family, I, John Cogswell, remain, and leave space for recording my death to other hands ; 
while I, at the age of si.xty-six, am permitted to register their beginning and ending. Truly, 
the days of the years of their pilgrimage have been few and evil in this vain world." 




William^ Cogswell, {Emerson^, Emerson^, William'^, William'^, 
yohn^), son of Emerson^ [90] and Eunice (Robinson) Cogswell, was 
born April 5, 1778, in Concord, Mass. He married, ^Betsey Buttrick, 
daughter of Nathan and Elizabeth (Bateman) Buttrick. She was born 
Oct. 12, 1784, in Concord, Mass., where they lived. Mrs. Cogswell 
died Sept. 22, 1804, 3-t the age of nineteen years. Mr. Cogswell mar- 
ried, Sept. 6, 18 1 2, ^Mary Buttrick, sister of his first wife. She was 
born May 3, 1789, in Concord, Mass. They resided in Dunstable, now 
Nashua, N. H., and in Billerica and Concord, Mass., where Mr. Cogs- 
well died, Dec. 13, 1826. Mrs. Cogswell married, Nov. 15, i?,t,o,^ Samuel 
Davis, Esq., of Chelmsford, Mass He was born March 13, 1765, in 
Shirley, Mass. They lived in Chelmsford, Mass., where Samuel Davis, 
Esq., died, Aug. 14, 1855, at the age of ninety years. Mrs. Davis died, 
Oct. 23, 1877, at the age of eighty-eight years, in Concord, Mass. 


Albert, [598]. He died in infancy. 


Martha Elizabeth, [599] b. Aug. 26, 1813 ; m. Oct. 16, 1834, Milton Spofford Morse. 
William, [600] b. March 22, 181 6. He died in infancy, May 3, 1816. 
William Emerson, [601] b. July 10, 1818; m. May 29, 1850, Emily Johnson ; d. 
Feb. 12, 1859. 

iJtogr apt) teal. 

William Cogswell, with his cousin, William Robinson, when a lad, made 
a trip, in company with his father, to Canada, in a sleigh drawn by two horses, 
and in crossing a stream over an old, crazy bridge they had a narrow escape 
with their lives. Mr. Cogswell was a hat manufacturer. He prosecuted this 
business in Dunstable, N. H., and in Billerica and Concord, Mass. He was a 
member of "The Corinthian Lodge of Freemasons." His children were born 
in Dunstable, N. H. In the War of 1812 Mr. Cogswell was drafted, but not 
called into service. He died in his native town in the prime of life. 


Mrs. Cogstvell married - Samuel Davis, Esq., who served during the War of the Revolu- 
tion as a fifer, and was for many years a Revolutionary pensioner. They had one son : Sanuiel 
Spaulding, b. Sept. 22, 1831 ; m. Nov. 23, 1854, Mary F. Fletcher; d. Aug. 28, 1881. 

Samuel Spaulding Davis died in New Mexico, where he had gone with a view to locate 
for a few years. 





Emerson'' Cogswell, {Eviersoiv', Emerson^, William^, William-, 
yohit^), son of Emerson"' [ 90 ] and Eunice (Robinson) Cogswell, was 
born Oct. 24, 1779, in Concord, Mass. He married Majy Hunt, daugh- 
ter of Thaddeus Hunt. She was born in Concord, Mass., where they 
resided. Mr. Cogswell died in 1808. Mrs. Cogswell died July 8, 1832, 
in Bedford, Mass. 


Mary, [602] b. Sept. i, 1.S06. 


Emerson Cogswell was a manufacturer of hats. He died in very early 

Mrs. Cogswell was a sister of Simon Hunt, who married Susanna Cogswell 
[258], a sister of her husband. She was also a descendant of Deacon Simon 
Hunt, of Concord, Mass. Mrs. Mary (Hunt) Cogswell gave all her property 
to her nephews and nieces, her daughter Mary probably being dead. 




Martha'^ Cogswell, {Emerson^, Emerson'^, William'^, William-, 
yo/m^), daughter of Emerson^ [90] and Eunice (Robinson) Cogswell, 
was born March 12, 1783, in Concord, Mass. She married, Nov. 4, 
[804, William Robinson, son of Jeremiah and Susannah (Cogswell) 
Robin.son [91]. He was born April 21, 1776, in Westford, Mass. 
They resided in Concord, Mass., and Dunstable, N. H. Mr. Robinson 
died Dec. 12, 1837. She died Nov. 24, 1856. 


Elbridge Gerry, b. June 24, 1.S05; m. IVIay 5, 1.S36, Martha C. FrothingJiain ; d. 

July II, 1854. 
Susan Cogswell, b. July 17, 1807. She died, unmarried, Oct. 26, 1843. 
Benjamin Franklin, b. Sept. 26, 1809; m. '^Paulina Fuller; m. '^Mary Turner. 
Jeremiah Albert, b. May 31, 181 2; m. Harriet Brown. 
Lucy Call, b. Feb. 5, 1816; m John IV. Green; d. Oct. 20, 1840. 
IVilliam Stevens, b. Dec. 7, 1818; m. Nov. 30, 1848, Harriet Jane Hanson ; d. 
March 11, 1876. 


^,7-Z*^^ ^-^^ /C^/^.r W J^^^L£,, 




Elbridge Gerry Robinson, his sister, Lucy Call, and youngest brother, William Stevens Rob- 
inson, were born in Concord, Mass. ; the others of the family were born in Dunstable, N. H. 


Elbridge Gerry Robinson married a daughter of Nathaniel and Mrs. Polly (Harding) 
Frothingham, nee Whipple. She was born Jan. 2, 1810, in Salem, Mass. Mr. Robinson 
learned the trade of carriage painter, which he pursued in Concord, afterwards in Salem, and 
subsequently in Dedham, Mass. He was a frequent contributor to the local newspapers in 
Dedham. He was an earnest temperance advocate, and wrote many temperance tales and 
sketches, besides other miscellaneous articles for the weekly press. In 1837 Mr. Robinson 
purchased the Dedham Advertiser, and published it under that name for two years. He then, 
in 1839, called it the Norfolk Democrat, and made it a political newspaper. In 1848 he, with 
many others, joined the Free-Soilers. He was a decided friend of the reforms of the day. 
He advocated their claims with ability and zeal, determined, at whatever cost of patronage 
and popularity, to do his work of love for fallen humanity. His weekly paper was valued 
and popular with those of kindred sei]timents. " He was a man of strict integrity, and faith- 
ful in all the relations of life." For years he was a patient and cheerful sufferer from bodily 
disease : but his confidence in, and reliance upon the goodness of God sustained him won- 
derfully in his severe sufferings. Tried by the following standard, Mr. Robinson was a rich 
man. " The wealth of a man is the number of things he loves and blesses, the number of 
things he is loved and blessed by." He died July 1 1, 1854, in Dedham, Mass. Many obituary 
notices appeared in the papers of the time, expressing the high esteem in which he was held. 
Mrs. Robinson resided, 1S83, No. 23 Church Street, Salem, Mass. They had four children, 
viz.: Mary Frothingham, b. March 13, 1S3S ; a son, b. Feb. 15, d. Feb. 16, 1842; Nathaniel 
Frothingham; and Martha Elizabeth, b. Nov. 25, 1S46, d. Sept. 28, 1848. 

iVathanh'l Frothingham Robinson was born Oct. 29, 1843, and died May 20, 1865, in Salem, 
Mass. At an early age he enlisted in the army to serve his country. He was a Corporal in 
the Salem Light Infantry, which formed a part of the Fiftieth Massachusetts Regiment, and 
was connected with the Banks E.xpedition. Young Robinson was at the siege of Port Hudson, 
and served with great credit to the end of his enlistment. But by the exposure and hardships 
of the campaign he contracted the fatal disease of consumption, and died soon after his return 
home. Although so young and promising, he met death with the same tranquil and submis- 
sive spirit that had pervaded his blameless life. 


William Stevens Robinson was a journalist, widely and favorably known as " War- 
rington." Mr. Robinson was by trade a printer, but early betrayed much ability as a writer. 
He was associated somewhat with the editorship of several newspapers for a period of thirty 
years, and won an honorable reputation as a newspaper correspondent. Mr. Robinson was a 
member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1852-53, and its Clerk for ten years 
next succeeding 1862. He was a vigorous writer, an ardent advocate of human freedom, and 
a stanch friend of the laboring people. He was the editor of the Yeoman's Gazette, the Boston 
Daily Whig, and the Boston Republican; and he founded, in 1849, the Lowell American, one 
of the first Free Soil and anti-slavery newspapers in the State. He wrote letters and articles 
for many Boston newspapers, for the New York Tribune, the Evening Post, and many of the 
other leading newspapers in the country. For twenty years he wrote for the .Springfield 
Republican, and it was through his letters to this newspaper that he became known as the 
renowned " war correspondent," and made famous his )iom de plume of " Warrington." His 
published works are "Warrington's Manual of Parliamentary Law" and "The Salary Grab." 


His wife was Harriet Jane Hanson, a " Lowell Factory Girl," of those early days of New 
England cotton mills, when the operatives were New England born and from the best country 
homes. Miss Hanson was the daughter of William and Harriet (Brown) Hanson, and was 
born Feb. S, 1825, in Boston, Mass. She was a writer for the Lowell (Offering, and in later 
years wrote much for jjublication. She used her voice as well as her pen, and stood among 
the foremost of earnest and able advocates of Woman's Rights. After Mr. Robinson's death, 
which occurred on the second anniversary of Charles Sumner's death, Mrs. Robinson gathered 
up his various writings, and with an appropriate memoir of her gifted husband, published a 
book under the title of "Pen Portr.vits." She published also a volume called "Massachu- 
setts IN THE Woman Sukerage Movement." Her brain and pen were, in 1883, still busy 
in preparing articles and books for the press. She resided in Maiden, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. 
Robinson had four children, which were : Ilarriette Lucy, b. Dec. 4, 1850; m. June 11, 1878, 
.Sidney Doane Shattuck. Elizabeth Osborne, b. Sept. 11, 1852. William Elbridge, b. Oct. 6, 
1854; d. Dec. 14, 1859. Edward Warrington, b. May 4, 1859. 

William Hanson, father of Mrs. Robinson, was born March 13, 1795, '^ Milton, N. H. 
He was the son of John and Sally (Oetchcl) Hanson, one of eleven children. He married 
Harriet Brown in 1822. He was a carpenter, and worked for Peter Cudworth in Boston. 
His shop stood on Merrimac Street, near Causeway. He died in early manhood. 

Jifrs. Har7-ii't (Bnnvn) Hanson, mother of Mrs. Robinson, was born March 19, 1795, '''' 
Roxbury, Mass., at "The Punch Bowl Tavern," which her father kept, and died at Maiden, 
Mass., Jan. 21, 1881, aged eighty-five years. She was daughter of Seth Ingersoll Brown, 
who assisted in making a large cup of tea in Boston Harbor prior to the Revolution. He 
was a non-commissioned Captain of minute-men and fought under Cen. Joseph Warren at 
Bunker Hill. He was buried in the "Granary Burving-Ground " on Tremont Street, between 
Park Street Church and the Tremont House, Boston, where lie buried many famous men of 
the earlier days, among whom are eight chief magistrates of Massachusetts, viz. : Govs. 
Dummer, Hancock, Adams, Bowdoin, Sullivan, Eustis, and Sumner. Where also are the 
graves of Peter Faneuil, Dr. John Jeffries, Judge Samuel Sewall, John Hall, Paul Revere, 
Lieut.-Gov. Thomas Gushing, Belknap, Lathrop, and Josiah and Mrs. (Folger) Franklin, the 
parents of the distinguished American statesman and philoso]iher, Benjamin Franklin. 




Susanna" Cogswell, {Emerson-', Emerson^, lVillianf\ William^, 
^(?/z;/'), daughter of Emerson'M 90 ] and Eunice (Robinson) Cogswell, 
was born in Concord, Mass. She married, Sept. 15, 1801, Shnon 
Elunt, son of Thaddeus Hunt, and brother of Mary fiunt, who mar- 
ried Emerson Cogswell [255]. He was born in Charlestown, Mass., 
and a descendant of Dea. Simon Hunt, of Concord, Mass. They 
resided in Boston, Mass., where they both died. 


Eliza, b. Sept. 5, 1802. Efnersott, b. July 30, 1804. 



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Hannah^ Cogswell, {Emersotr', Emerson^, William'^, Williavfl, 
yoJm^), daughter of Emerson^ [90] and Ann (Learnard) Cogswell, was 
born Jan. 7, 1791, in Concord, Mass. She married, Sept 10, 1826, 
Samuel Brooks, son of Thomas and Parnel (Boylston) Brooks. He 
was born March 6, 1795, in Charlestown, Mass., where they resided, 
but removed, July, 1835, to Warner, and in the fall of 1857 to Concord, 
N. H., where they both died. Mr. Brooks died March 22, 1872. Mrs. 
Brooks died Jan. 13, 1869. 


H a It naJi Matilda, b. March 14, 1828; m. Nov. 12, 1856, JoJin Abbott. 
Thomas Etnerson, b. Jul)- 8, 1831! He died in boyhood, Oct. 18, 1838. 


Mr. ami Mrs. Abbott resided Xo. 236 North Main .Street, Concord, N. H. They had 
three children : Frances Matilda, John Boylston, and Walter Brooks. Mrs. Abbott's parents 
made their home with her in their later life. 

'^ Mrs. HaimaJi [Cogsivdl) Broolis was a faithful friend to the sick and needy, a strict 
moralist, a thorough housekeeper, whose cheerful smile was ever welcomed in society. Her 
great grief was the death of their only son, a boy of unusual promise, and her grandchildren 
received their highest praise from her when slie likened them to their little uncle who went 
to heaven so many years ago." 

" Samuel Brooks was an exhaustive reader, gifted with a great memory and very fond of 
the game of whist. In politics a Jeffersonian Democrat, for whom otifice-holding had no attrac- 
tions. Mr. Brooks possessed literary tastes, and was never happier than when entertaining 
friends around his hospitable board. With competence, not wealth, Mr. and Mrs. Brooks 
lived cheerful, virtuous lives, and after short illnesses passed on, leaving worthy records." 




Eliza Ann*^ Cogswell, {Emerson^, Emerson^, William^, VVtlliairfi, 
yohii^), daughter of Emerson^ [90] and Mrs. Elizabeth (Buttrick) Cogs- 
well, tte'e Bateman, was born Aug. 20, 1797, in Concord, Mass. She 
married, Sept. 5, 18 18, yohn Sweetser, son of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Rogers) Sweetser, He was born in 1794. They resided in Charles- 
town, Billerica, and Winchendon, Mass. Mr. Sweetser died March 20, 




Joseph, b. Jan. 15, 1.S19. He died in early manhood, Oct. S, 1840. 
John, b. Feb. 3, i<S2i ; m. ^Laiiiiiia PJiillips ; m. '^Maria . 

Mr. S'lVeetser was a hat niamifactui'er. 

Mrs. Stveetser was living, 18S3, at the age of eighty-five years, with her son, John Sweet- 
ser, Esq., of Winchendon, Mass. 


[264 ] 


Mary*5 Cogswell, {Emerson^, Emerson"^, Wil/iam'^, William", yohi^), 
daughter of Emerson'' [ 90 ] and Mrs. Elizabeth (Buttrick) Cogswell, 
ne'e Bateman, was born March 5, 1800, in Concord, Mass, She married, 
Feb. 3, 1822, ^yoJin Corey, son of Abel and Hannah (Raymond) Corey. 
He was born Feb. 13, 1798, in Westford, Mass. They resided in 
Charlestown, Mass. Mr. Corey died Jan. 21, 1827, at the age of 
twenty-eight years, in Ouincy, Mass. Mrs. Corey married, Jan., 1831, 
'^Stephen Pierce, son of Stephen and Martha (Marshall) Pierce. He 
was born in 1786, in Chelmsford, Mass., where they lived. Mr. Pierce 
died Feb. 19, 1854. Mrs. Mary Pierce died Nov, 6, 1853. 


George, b. Jan. 24, 1824; m. Jan. i, 1851, Harriet Lovejoy j d. Feb. 16, 1865. 
John Henry .1 b. March 5, 1826. He died in boyhood, March 25, 1835. 


Aim Elisabeth., b. Nov. 20, 1832; m. Samuel Adams Marshall. 
Neivell. b. Aug. 9, 1834. He died in infancy, June 12, 1835. 
Joel E., b. March 27, 1836; m. Harriet Upham j d. May 12, 1878. 
Jnlia M., b. May 31, 1838; m, Melbourne F. Hutchins. 
Charles H., b. April 13, 1840; m. Maria T. French. 
John, b. July 15, 1845 ; m, ^Ada Ripley ; m. '^Fannie Marble. 


John Corey was a baker. His father, Abel Corey, was born May 25, 1751. 

George and Harriet Loz'cjoy Corey had two children: Frank Willis, b. May 9, 1S52, in 
Westford, Mass., and lived, [883, at No. 6 Nichols Street, Lowell, Mass. Wallace Albert, 
b. Nov. 26, 1857, in Chelmsford, Mass.; m, June 16, 1879, Harriet Moulton, and lived, 1883, 
No. 17 Dix Street, Worcester, Mass. They had two children; Edith Lovejoy, b. April 9, 
1880; Lester Moulton, b. Jan. 21, 1882. 


Stephen Pierce was a blacksmith. Held the office of sexton for twciiU years. 
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall lived in Batcheldcr's Place, Lowell, Mass. 
Mr. and Airs. Hutehiits lived in Westford, Mass. 
Charles H. Pierce lived in Springfield, Ohio. 
John Pierce lived in South Paris, Me. 




Eunice^ Cogswell, {Emerson^, Emerson^, Willianp\ Williani-, yohn^), 
daughter of Emersoir^ [901 and Mrs. Elizabeth (Buttrick) Cogswell, nee 
Bateman, was born Feb. 2, 1803, in Concord, Mass. She married Rich- 
ard WlnUiey, son of Daniel Whitney. He was born, April, 1798, in 
Stow, Mass. They resided in Winchendon, Mass. Mr. Whitney died 
Dec. 2, 1849. 


Einersou Cogswell., b. i<S22. He died, unmarried, Dec. 2, iiS5i. 

Mary Ann, b. Oct., 1825. 

Sarah Jane., b. July, 1827; m. March i, 1846, Baxter D. Whitney. 

Elisabeth Parks., b Nov., 1829; d. Sept., 1847. 

Daniel Edwin., b. March, 1832; m. May, 1857, Clarinda Ballon j d. Oct., 1S70. 

Franklin Oscar, b. June, 1835. 

Eunice Matilda, b. Oct., 1837; m. Dec, 1857, John G. Folsoni. 

Laura Morse., b. May, 1840. She died in childhood, Feb., 1842. 

Joseph Sweetser, b. April, 1843. 

Richard Manning, b. July, 1844. 


Richard Whitney was a farmer. 
Mrs. Whitney lived, 1883, in Winchendon, Mass. 

Emerson Cogswell Whitney graduated from Yale College in the class of 1851, and died 
the following December. 

Franklin O. Whitney is in business in Boston, Mass. 




Rebecca Baldwin^ Cogswell, {James''-', Emerson'^, William^, Wil- 
liam^, John^), daughter of James-'^ [93 1 and Rebecca (Baldwin) Cogs- 
well, nee Cotton, was born April ro, 1781, in Weston, Mass. She 
married Isaac Watts, of Lynn, Mass. They lived for some years in 
Concord, Mass., where Mrs. Watts died. 



Isaac. He died unmarried. Horatio Cogswell., m. . 

Rebecca Baldwin, m. Ephraim Potter. 

Ephraim Potter lived in Lynn, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Potter had two daughters who died, 
and a son Charles, who, in 1883, was living. 

Horatio C. Watts lived, 1883, in Concord, Mass. He had a wife and six children. 


[ 267 ] 

James^ Cogswell, {James^, Emerson'^, Williavfi, Williavi^, yohn^), 
son of James'^ [93] and Rebecca (Baldwin) Cogswell, me Cotton, was 
born Feb. 18, 1784, in Weston, Mass. He married, April 2, 1806, 
SaraJi Roby, daughter of Abbot and Lucy Roby. She was born Jan. 
27, 1785, in Nashua, N. H. They lived many years in Concord, Mass., 
where Mrs. Cogswell died March 9, 1844. Mr. Cogswell removed to 
Baltimore, Md,, where he died Feb. 20, 1873. 


Mary Marsh, [603] b. June 25, 1807; m. Dr. Newcomb. 

Martha Spofford, [604] b. Oct. 15, 1808; m. April, 1826, Franklin Colburn; d. 

Dec. 28, 1828. 
Lucy Ann, [605] b. Jan. 23, 1810; m. Sept. 10, 1843, John G. Peabody. 
Rebecca Baldwin. [606] b. Jan. 21, 181 2; m. April 5, \^-},<^, Benjamin Y. Darling; 

d. March 4, 1883. 
Sarah Diana, [607] b. March 3, 1814. She died, unmarried, July 13. 1840. 
James Abbott, [608] b. Feb. 9, 181 6; m. Nov., 1842, ^Mary Fiskej m. Feb. 12, 1851, 

"^Mrs. Julia A. {Hunt) Bean ; m, July 4, 1861, ^Ann Elizabeth Burpee j 

d. Nov. 12, 1883. 
Samuel Baldwin, [609] b. March 7, 1818; m. Mary B. Gifford j d. Dec. 9, 1881. 
Frederic Hobbs, [610] b. May 23, 1820. He lived, unmarried, 1883, 
John Whipple, [611] b. Sept. 8, 1822; m. Sept. 16, 1845, Abnira Jane Hewet. 
LUCRETIA Antoinette, [612] b. May 28, 1825; m. Feb. 2, 1845, Giles C. Avery. 

James Cogswell was a hat manufacturer. While carrying on the business in Concord, 
Mass., his establishment was burned, and a man by the name of Bishop perished in the 

Dr. and Mrs. Newcomb resided in New Orleans, La., where he died. Mrs. Newcomb 
removed to California, where she died. 


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Mary^ Cogswell, {Jauies^, Emersoii^, William^, William^, JoJin'^), 
daughter of James'' [93] and Mrs. Rebecca (Baldwin) Cogswell, nee 
Cotton, was born July 5, 1788, in Weston, Mass. She married Horace 
Kendall. He was born in Sterling, Mass. Mrs. Kendall died in Balti- 
more, Md. 


Mary Ann, m. Dr. Samuel T. Angler j d. 1851. Horace. Diana Cogswell. 

Three childre7i^ who were born and died in Baltimore, Md. 

Mary Aim Koidall, who married Dr. Angier, died in fJalveston, Texas. She left one 
son, Eugene Luther Angier, who lived, 1883, in Huntsville, Texas. Dr. Angier died since the 
war of the Union. 

Horace Kendall, Jr., was living in Louisiana prior to the Rebellion. He had a wife and 
one child. They have not been heard from since the war closed. 


[271 J 


DiANA^ Cogswell, {James^, Emerson^, William^, William^, Johi^), 
daughter of James^ [ 93 ] and Rebecca (Baldwin) Cogswell, nee Cotton, 
was born April 13, 1793, in Weston, Mass. She married, March 14, 
1813, Ephraim Maynard, son of Jonathan and Zipporah (Bruce) May- 
nard. He was born April 29, 1783, in Westboro', Mass., where they 
resided. Mr. Maynard died Feb. 10, 1864. Mrs. Maynard died March 
31, 1876. 


Horace, b. Aug. 30, 1814; m. Aug. 30, 1840, Laura Ann Washburn; d. May 3, 1882. 

Diana Cogswell, m. Darius Warreti. Clarissa Forbush. 

Harriet Baldwin, m. Nathan Adams Phipps. Eleanor. She died in infancy. 


Epliraini Maynard was a wheelwright. 

Mrs. Warren had one child, Clarissa Johnson, who died July 20, 1877. 

Mrs. Phipps had one son, who died in infancy. 



Horace Maynard, son of Ephraim and Diana (Cogswell) Maynard, was born Aug. 30, 
1S14, in Westboro', Mass. He graduated from Amherst College in the class of 1838. He 
married, Aug. 30, 1840, Laura Ann Washburn, daughter of Rev. Azel and Sarah (Skinner) 
Washburn. She was born Jan. 15, 1813, in Royalton, Vt. He removed to Knoxville, Knox 
Co., Tennessee, and held the position of Tutor, and subsequently c» Professor of Mathematics 
and Natural Philosophy in East Tennessee University. In 1S44 he was admitted to the bar, 
and entered upon a law practice which became lucrative and important. He was a member 
of Congress from 1857 to 1863, and during the Rebellion suffered serious loss of property. 
He received the degree of LL. D. in 1862 from Amherst College. He was again elected to 
Congress in 1866, and continued to represent the Knoxville District, Tenn., until 1873, '^^^ 
afterwards for two years was Representative at large. He was commissioned Minister Pleni- 
potentiary to Turkey from the United States, in 1875, and resided in Constantinople, where he 
remained until 18S0. He was appointed, Aug., 1880, Postmaster-General, in which ofifice he 
was succeeded by Hon. Thomas L. James in 1881. Hon. Horace Maynard died May 3, 1882, 
in Knoxville, Tenn. 


Edward, b. Feb. 3, 1843 ! "^- June, 1866, Eliza Jane Harper ; d. Jan. 18, 1868. He was United 

States Consul at Turks Lsland. 
Washburn, b. Dec. 5, 1844 ; m. Oct. 4, 1871, Bessie Brooks. He was Lieutenant in U. S. N. 
Eleanor, b. Oct., 1846 ; d. 1847. Ephraim Horace, b. 1848 ; d. 1850. Laura, b. 1850 ; d. 1852. 
James, b. July 15, 1852; m. April, 1879, Caroline Taylor. He was, 1883, in the Post Office 

Department, Washington, D. C. 
Anne Mary, b. Feb. 10, 1854; m. Sept., 187S, Dr. Jerome H. Kidder, U. S. N. 



Eunice" Cogswell, {James^, Emerson'^, VVilliain?, William'^, Jolni^), 
daughter of James^ [93] and Rebecca (Baldwin) Cogswell, ne'e Cotton, 
was born April 2, 1798, in Concord, Mass. She married, March 27, 
183 1, Benjamin McCary, son of Benjamin and Dorothy (Garrett) 
McCary. He was born April 28, 1800, in Edgefield District, South 
Carolina They lived several years in Alabama, and some twenty 
years in Attala Co., Miss. Mr. McCary died March 2, 1858, in Kos- 
ciusko, Attala Co., Miss. 


Dorothy Louisiana^ b. Nov. 25, 1833, in New Orleans, La.; d. Dec. 2, 1833. 
Rebecca Josephine^ b. Jan. 20, 1835. ^'le died in cliildliood, Nov. 17, 1839. 
Gerard Walter Creagh^ ) , p , ^^^ \ He died in childhood, Oct., 1841. 

Mary Cook, K' • 4, ■ j' • -j gj^^ ^.^^ .^ cliildhood, OcL, 1841. 



Mrs. Eunice [Cogszvcll) McCary prior to marriage tauglit school in Providence, R. I., and 
in an academy in South Carolina. She returned from the vSouth in 1864, where she was in the 
time of the early difficulty between Gen. Jackson and Hon. J- C. Calhoun, of South Carolina, 
and was there also during the Rebellion. She lived, 1883, in Westboro', 

Benja7nin McCary was a printer. He became County Surveyor and Justice of the Peace. 


[ 273 ] 


George Richard^ Cogswell, {James''', Emerson'', William^, Wil- 
liam-, John^), son of James''' [93] and Rebecca (Baldwin) Cogswell, 
ne'e Cotton, was born Jan. 17, 1801, in Concord, Mass. He married 
Eliza Williams, of Baltimore, Md. They resided in Baltimore, Md., 
where he died, Sept. 30, 1829. Mrs. Cogswell died soon after. 


A CHILD, [613] who died young. A child, [614] who died young. 




Horatio^ Cogswell, {James^, Emerson'^, William^, William^, 
Johfi^), son of James'5 [93] and Mrs. Rebecca (Baldwin) Cogswell, nh 
Cotton, was born July 11, 1804, in Concord, Mass, He married, Oct., 
1825, ^Adaline Ihirt, of Cambridge, Mass. She was born in Boston, 
Mass. Mrs. Cogswell died Feb. 9, 1841. Col. Cogswell married, Jan., 
1843, '^Lanra Ann Adams, daughter of Cyrus and Olive Adams. She 
was born Feb. 20, 181 9, at Northbridge, Mass. They resided in Con- 
cord, Uxbridge, and Grafton, Mass. Colonel and Mrs. Laura Cogswell 
lived, 1883, in Grafton, Mass. 


A SON, [615]. A SON, [616]. A SON, [6i6«]. They died in infancy. 


Adaline O., [617] b. Aug. II, 1844; m. June 6, \^6(i, Ja7nes McCord j d. Aug. 19, 1876. 



[ 276 ] 


Northend'^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel'^, yonatlian'^, yonatJian^, Wil- 
liam-, yohii^), son of Dr. Nathaniel'' [ 98 ] and Sarah (Northend) Cogs- 
well, was born Jan. 11, 1762, in Rowley, Mass. He married, Nov. i, 
r794, Elizabeth La7Hdert, daughter of Thomas and Apphia (Gage) Lam- 
bert. She was born March 4, 1774, in Rowley, Mass They lived in 
South Berwick, Me. Mr. Cogswell died Feb. 12, 1837. Mrs. Cogswell 
died Nov. 18, 1828. 


Elizabeth, [618] b. Aug. 25, 1795 ; m. May, 1827, Charles E. Norton; d. Jan. 7, 1832. 
Charles Northend, [619] b. April 24, 1797; m. Aug. 25, 1824, ^Elizabeth Wal- 

Imgford Hill ; m. Nov. 20, 1839, '^Margaret Elizabeth Russell ; d. 

Oct. II, 1843 
Mary Ann, [620] b. March 29, 1801 ; m. April 13, 1823, Charles E. iVorton ; d. 

Aug. 24, 1825. 
William Lambert, [621] b. Aug. 17, 1803; m. June 2, 1840, Mrs. Sophia {Potter) 

Manning; d. Nov. 5, 1879. 
Frederic, [622] b. Dec. 5, 1806; m. Jan. 6, 1858, Elizabeth Ritss ; d. May 3, 1870. 
Dorothy Maria, [623] b. Dec. 2, 1808; d. Oct. 5, 1826. 
Sarah Louisa, [624] b. March 9, 181 3; m. May 15, 1845, Rev. Dexter Potter; d. 

July 22, i860. 


Northend Cogswell v^^as engaged in mercantile pursuits until the War of 
18 1 2, when he retired from business. In the Revolutionary War he served in 
a company from Rowley, commanded by Capt. Thomas Mighill, and attached 
to Col. Nathaniel Wade's regiment. 


Sarah^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel ■', yonathan'^, yonathan'^, William'^, 
y^/;«'), daughter of Dr. Nathaniel-' [98] and Sarah (Northend) Cogs- 
well, was born June 5, 1763, in Rowley, Mass. She married, Dec. 19, 
1790, Oliver Appleton. They resided in Ipswich, Mass. 

their CHILI) WAS : 





Elizabeth'5 Cogswell, {Nathaiiier-', yonathan'^, yonatJian-\ Wil- 
liaufi, yohn^), daughter of Dr. Nathaniel^ [98] and Sarah (Northend) 
Cogswell, was born Aug. 25, 1764, in Rowley, Mass. She married, 
April 14, 1787, yoseph Knight. They lived in Rowley or Ipswich, 


Henry Cogswell. Freileric, b. 1790: d. Nov. 20, 1849. 

Anlonlo, b. 1795: m. Elisabeth Murphy; d. Nov. 20, 1882. 


[ 282 J 


Wade^' Cogswell, {Nathaniel^, yonathaii^, yonathan^, William^, 
yo/m^), son of Dr. Nathaniel-'' [98] and Sarah (Northend) Cogswell, 
was born June 20, 1769, in Rowley, Mass. He married Hanua/i Barker, 
daughter of John Barker. She was born in Vermont. They resided 
in Manchester, N. H, where Mrs. Cogswell died, July 28, 1814. Mr. 
Cogswell died Feb. 16, 1855, i^'i Rowley, Mass. 


Eliza, [625] b. Jan. 18, 1807; m. Nov. 14, 1836, John Wood; d. Dec. 6, 1841. 
Abby, [626] b. Jan 2, 1809; m. Oct. 8, \Z2,^,John Austin Twycross; d. Aug. 23, 1878, 
Franklin, [627] b. Jan. 30, 181 1. He died, unmarried, about 1846. 
A CHILD, [628]. Died in infancy. A child, [629]. Died in infancy. 


Mr. Cogswell was a merchant. 

Mrs. Abby C. Twyrross died in Dresden, Me. " She was beloved by a large circle of 
friends, and always a friend to the needy. She died after long sickness, which she Ijore with 
patience, waiting to be taken home." 




Nathaniel^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel^, yonathan^, yonat/ian'^, Wil- 
liam'^, yohn^), son of Dr. Nathaniel [98] and Lois (Searle) Cogswell, 
was born April 16, 1778, in Rowley, Mass. He was for many years 


a resident of Grand Canary Island. He married Mary . She was 

born in England. They resided in Grand Canary Island, and for a 
while in Dorchester, Mass., but at the time of his death they resided 
in the city of New York. He died Nov. 13, 1832. Mrs. Cogswell, 
after her husband's death, returned to England. They had no children, 
but adopted a son of Mr. Cogswell's sister, Mrs. Abigail (Cogswell) 
Smith [283]. His name was Nathaniel Cogswell Smith. He dropped 
the name Smith and was Nathaniel Cogswell. He died Oct. 10, 1842, 
in Hartford, Conn. 


Nathaniel, [630] d. Oct. 10, 1842. 



Jonathan*^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel-', yonathan^, Jonathar^, Wil- 
liaui^, JoJiii"), son of Dr. Nathaniel'' [ 98 ] and Lois (Searle) Cogswell, 
was born Sept. 3, 1782, in Rowley, Mass. He married. May i, 181 1, 
"^Elizabeth Abbott, daughter of Joel and Lydia (Cummings) Abbott. 
She was born Jan. 22, 1787, in Westford, Mass. They resided in Saco, 
Me., New Britain Parish, Berlin, and East Windsor Hill, Conn. At 
the latter place Mrs. Cogswell died, April 30, 1837. Rev. Dr. Cogs- 
well married, Dec. 12, 1837, ^^ajie Endora Kh'kpatrick, daughter of Hon. 
Andrew Kirkpatrick, Chief Justice of New Jersey. She was born May 
26, 1799. They resided in New Brunswick, N. J. Mrs. Jane E. Cogs- 
well died March 6, 1864. Rev. Dr. Cogswell died Aug. i, 1864. 

the children of the first marriage were : 

Makv, [631] b. Dec. 30, 1814; m. Oct. 16, 1833, Fratiklin Sherwood Kinney^ Esq.; 

d. April 7, 1877, in Washington, D. C. 
Klizai'.eth Lord, [632] bapt. Aug. 8, 1819; m. Oct. i, 1840, Hon. James Dixon : 

d. June 16, 1871. 
Louisa, [633] bapi. July 30, 1826; m. Algernon Ridgeivay Wood, Esq. 
Anne Walter, [634] bapt. IVIay 11, 1828; m. Oct. 7, 1847, Edgar Howland, Esq.; 

d. Jan. 10, 1849, in Nataugus, Cuba. 

the children of the second marriage were: 

Andrew Kirkpatrick, [635] b. May 20, 1839; m. Sept. 3, 1867, ^A/ary I 'an Rens- 
selaer ; m. May 27, 1880, "^Virginia Isabel Latrobe. 
Jane Emily Searle, [636] 1). May 26, 1841 ; m. Nov. 3, 1869, Gen. James G. Wilson^ 


Jonathan Cogswell was the youngest of fourteen children. His father, 
Dr. Nathaniel Cogswell, was a man of superior education and acquirements, a 
model of the most remarkable integrity, and of the purest character. He 
received from his pious and devoted mother early religious instruction, and at 
the age of seventeen years became a Christian. Soon after his conversion, 
he received what was to him a most unmistakable call to preach the Gospel, 
and accordingly set himself to obey the divine bidding. It is said that his 
father was not favorably inclined to his son's purpose to enter the ministry ; he 
labored to dissuade him, and even refused to render him pecuniary assistance 
in his preparatory course of study. But so strong were his son's convictions 
of duty that he waived all opposing considerations, and without delay entered 
upon his studies. In the spring of 1803 he was admitted to Harvard College, 
and graduated in 1806, among the first scholars of his class. Prof. Joseph 
Green Cogswell, LL. D. [350], a distant cousin, was a member of the same 
class. Mr. Cogswell, still intent on his early purpose to enter the ministry, 
at once engaged in teaching, to obtain the means to prosecute his theologi- 
cal studies. For two years, 1807-9, h^ ^^^ under appointment as Tutor in 
Bowdoin College, meanwhile pursuing somewhat the study of Theology. Sub- 
sequently he was at Andover Theological Seminary for one year, associated 
with the first class that graduated from that institution, in 1810. Among the 
members of that class, and associated with it, were such men as Rev. Adoni- 
ram Judson, D. D., Rev. Samuel Newell, Rev. Richard S. Storrs, D. D., and 
Rev. Gardner Spring, D. D., LL D. Mr. Cogswell about this time received 
several most flattering offers to take charge of prominent literary institutions, 
but refusing them, he obtained license to preach and having received an invita- 
tion to settle, Oct. 24, 1810, was ordained to the Gospel Ministry, and installed 
pastor, being the fourth pastor, of the Congregationalist Church in Saco, Me. 
The installation sermon was preached by Rev. Paul Coffin, D. D., and was 
published. The following May, 181 1, he married Miss Elizabeth Abbott, 
the niece of Samuel Abbott, Esq., who had been to her as a father since 
the death of her parents. Samuel Abbott, Esq., gave to Andover Theological 
Seminary one hundred and twenty thousand dollars, and became the founder 
of the Abbott Professorship in that institution. As illustrating Mr. Cosgwell's 
spirit of consecration to Christ's service, it should perhaps receive mention 
that it was his cherished desire to labor as a missionary in Western New York, 
and he was actually on his way thither, when he received an invitation to 
preach in Saco, which was so clearly providential that he felt bound to accept 
it. He was settled, and for eighteen years labored there with great fidelity 
and marked success, until his multiplied and long-continued service resulted in 
such physical and mental exhaustion that his physician assured him he must 
discontinue preaching or he could not live. He at once resigned, Oct. 16, 
1828, and removed to New York City, where he spent the winter. The April 
following he accepted an invitation to a new pastorate, and Aug. 28, 1829. 


was installed over the church in New Britain Parish, Berlin, Conn., where he 
remained until he was called, June 21, 1834, to the Chair of Ecclesiastical 
History in the Theological Institute of Connecticut, at East Windsor Hill. 
He was inaugurated Professor of Church History in that Institution, May 13, 
1834 In 1836 he received the degree of S. T. D. from the University of 
New York. Mrs. Cogswell died in 1837. Her burial was the first that took 
place within the New Cemetery near the Theological Institute of East Windsor 
Hill. Of Mrs. Cogswell it was said : " She was an ornament to her sex, the 
church and society." An obituary notice printed at the time passes the high- 
est encomiums on her life and character 

Rev. Prof. Cogswell, D. D., married, Dec. 12, 1837, Miss Kirkpatrick, 
daughter of Chief Justice Kirkpatrick, of New Jersey, and granddaughter of 
Col. John Bayard, of Bohemia Manor, "Great House," Maryland In 1842 
Rev. Dr. Cogswell published "A Volume of Ten Discourses, Intended as a 
Keepsake for the Family and Friends." For a full list of his published writ 
ings the reader is referred to the heading James Grant Wilson, in the third 
volume of Allibone's Dictionary of Authors. Prof. Cogswell continued to fill 
the chair of Sacred History in the Theological Institute for ten years. In 
1844 he resigned, having been appointed executor of a large estate, which 
required his presence in or near the city of New York, and retired from public 
life to the city of New Brunswick, N. J., where he resided until his death, 
which occurred at the age of about eighty-two years, Aug. i, 1864, only a few 
months after the decease of his wife, Mrs. Jane E. Cogswell, who died March 
6, 1864. The following obituary notice of Rev. Prof. Jonathan Cogswell, D. D., 
of New Brunswick, N. J., appeared in some public journal soon after his 
death : 

" With reference to his character as a man, Christian liberality was his 
most marked characteristic. In 181 1, when the work of Foreign Missions was 
awakening and giving a new direction to the pecuniary resources of the 
church of Christ, he gave all the money he had to the cause, some $600 in 
silver. Another instance in which this same generous spirit was manifested, 
is furnished by his ten years of gratuitous service at East Windsor ; in addition 
to which he contributed largely to the Institution, not only in money, but in 
books also, giving most of his private library, and many rare old English edi- 
tions of valuable works. Since his residence in New Brunswick, there has 
been no change in this respect. With the late Dr. Janeway and J. R. Ford, 
Esq., he aided in building the present tasteful edifice of the Second Presbyte- 
rian Church, contributing a handsome proportion of the entire cost; besides 
giving one half the price of the parsonage, a thousand dollars toward the per- 
manent support of the minister, and repeated gifts, both to the pastor and 
people, up to the time of his decease. He was a Life Director of the Ameri- 
can Bible Society, and a Life Member of the American Tract Society, the Sea- 
man's Friend Society, the American and Foreign Christian Union, and various 
other religious societies. He founded a scholarship, both in Rutgers College 
and in the College of New Jersey, and was a regular annual contributor to the 


various boards of the church of which he was an honored minister. Christian 
beneficence marked the wliole course of his long life. As a preacher Dr. 
Cogswell was peculiarly zealous for sound doctrine, and fearless in stating and 
defending it. His own faith was unwavering, and timidity in expressing what 
he believed was unknown to him. His own religious experience was pre-emi- 
nently doctrinal and reflective. Nourished by prayer, enriched by meditation, 
and invigorated by knowledge, religion was to him a life, and faith an abiding 
principle. When memory lost the record of other familiar things, Jesus and 
his love remained deeply graven upon her tablet. Great simplicity of charac- 
ter imparted a charm and gave tone to the whole tenor of his life. He was 
singularly free from that 'labor and sorrow' which mar the strength of the 
fourth score of years, and, like the patriarch of old, 'he gave up the ghost 
and died in a good old age, an old man and full ' of experiences, of graces, 
and of anticipations. He has gone to his reward, and his works do follow 
him, while we deplore his loss in these days, when 'the godly man ceaseth, 
and the faithful fail from among the children of men.' " 


[ 290 ] 

Elizabeth^ Cogswell, (3^c?//rt'///^?'//^ Jonathan'^, yonathaifi, William^, 
yohii^)., daughter of Col. Jonathan [ 99 ] and Elizabeth (Wise) Cogs- 
well, was born Aug. 6, 1773, 11"^ Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. She 
married, Dec. 4, 1800, Parker Riiss, M. D., son of Joseph and Mary 
Russ. He was born in Chebacco Parish, 1768, Mrs. Russ died June 5, 
[803. Dr. Russ died Dec. 19, 1805. 


Jo/ni. Dcnison^ b. Sept. i, 1801 ; m. 1S30, ^Mrs. Eliza P. Jenkins; m. April, 1872, 
"^Elise B. Birdsell. 


Parl;cr Riiss was a descendant, on his mother's side, of Nathaniel Rust, the first school- 
teacher in Chebacco. " Master Rust '' opened his school, June, 1695. Dr. Russ's father died 
when he was young. His mother married '^Rev. Paul Park, of Preston, Conn., and removed 
to that place, where her son Parker was educated. He studied medicine and established him- 
self, about 1788, in its practice in Chebacco. He resided in the ancient Rust house, where 
he was born. It was owned, 1868, by William H. Mears. Dr. Russ was a skilful ]>hysician ; 
" integrity, decision, and energy were prominent traits of his character." He died in early 




John Denison Russ, the only child of Dr. Parker and Elizabeth (Cogswell) Russ, was 
born Sept. i, 1801, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. His father was a practising physician 
and an accomplished classical educator. 

His grandmother, Elizabeth (Wise) Cogswell, was the granddaughter of Rev. John Wise, 
the first ordained minister of Chebacco Parish, Ipswich. He was the minister who was tried 
and imprisoned in Boston, Aug., 1687, for publicly advising his parishioners to resist the col- 
lection of a tax imposed by Gov. Sir Edmund Andros. Two years later Andros was arrested 
and sent ignominiously back to England. 

The mother of Elizabeth (Wise) Cogswell was daughter of Col. John and Mary (Lever- 
ett) Denison. Col. John Denison was son of Rev. John and Elizabeth (Saltonstall) Denison, 
and the great-grandson of both Gov. Thomas Dudley and Sir Richard Saltonstall. His wife, 
Mary (Leverett) Denison, was the daughter of Hon. John Leverett, F. R. S., President of 
Harvard College, and great-granddaughter of Sir John Leverett, Governor of Massachusetts, 
1673-9. John Denison Russ, in fitting for college, was a classmate of Hon. Rufus Choate 
under Dr. Abbott, of Exeter, N. H. He graduated from Yale College in 1823; was called by 
his college mates "Duke of Essex." He pursued his medical studies at Bowdoin College and 
other medical schools in Baltimore, Boston, and New Haven, and received his medical degree 
from Yale College in 1825. He spent a year in Europe, in the hospitals of Paris, London, 
Edinburgh, and Dublin, and on his return commenced practice in New York City. Possessing 
an ample estate, he gratified his philanthropy by rendering wide medical service without 
charge. His sympathy for human suffering became a religious passion. 

Dr. Russ, in 1827, took an active part in aid of the Greeks, in their desperate struggle for 
liberty against the Turks. He took charge of the brig " Statesman " from Boston, freighted 
with medical and other stores, and proceeded to Greece as an almoner to the suffering 
patriots. He remained in Greece three years, devoting himself to this work. So serviceable 
was Dr. Russ to the Greeks that the Turks placed a price on his head of twenty thousand 
piasters. On his return to America he visited Sicily, Italy, Malta, and France. He brought 
the first intelligence of the French Revolution of that year to this country. He recommenced 
practice in New York City. His residence for some time was a cottage near the site of the 
Clarendon Hotel. He never sent a bill to any patient for service. He became interested in 
the instruction of the blind. An institution for the blind was incorporated, 1829, in Massa- 
chusetts, and one in New York in the spring of 1831. But as yet no blind person had been 
taught on this continent, and no one could be obtained who knew how to give them instruc- 
tion. And when the humane design was about to be relinquished, Dr. Russ offered his service, 
having obtained some idea of such instruction in Europe. He commenced, March 15, 1832, to 
instruct three blind boys from the almshouse in New York; May 19 there were six under his 
instruction, which was the first attempt of the kind in America. Dr. Russ was invited to go to 
Boston and organize the institution for the blind in that city, but declined, and Dr. Howe was 
appointed. He was the first to introduce maps with raised surface for the blind. In the 
autumn of 1832 he exhibited to the public, in City Hotel, his methods of instructing the blind, 
and made another exhibition at Rev. Dr. McMurray's church on Market Street, June 5, 
1833. To him is due the honor of establishing the Institution for the Blind in New York. 

Dr. Russ assisted, 1843, '" ^^^ organization of the New York Prison Association. He 
wrote a verv popular paper on prison discipline, which was mentioned by George Sumner, Esq., 
brother of Hon. Charles Sumner, at the First Prison Congress in Italy, as the ablest work on 
that subject since Livingston's famous " Penal Code." 

Dr. Russ was interested in the gradual emancipation of the slaves, and wrote a letter to 
Hon. Henry Clay, then I'resident of the Colonization Society, stating his plan. He was 
elected, 1848, a member of the Board of Education of the city of New York, and was largely 
instrumental in the establishment of the New York Juvenile Asylum, of which he was the 
efficient superintendent for seven years, until he resigned in 1858. He assisted in founding 
several other charitable institutions in New York. In 1850, with the co-operation of his wife 
and her daughter, he established the " Russ Female Home." 


Dr. Russ married, [830, an accomplished English lady, a widow with four children. Mrs. 
Russ died April 28, i860. Dr. Russ, after twelve years, married, April, 1872, Miss Elise B. 
Birdsell, daughter of James Birdsell, of Ohio, who survived him. He had no children of 
his own. Elizabeth Russ, a daughter of his first wife, married, 1858, Hon. Frederic Cogs- 
well [622 ]. 

Dr. Russ, a few years before his death, retired to a picturesque estate on the high, roll- 
ing land about two miles from the plains of Pompton, N. J. Here he fitted up a modern, 
square, Gothic pointed homestead, known as " Hillside Cottage," a house neither too large 
nor too small for the largest measure of comfort, where he gave himself to relieving want, 
and to benevolence, his pleasant home being the hospitable resort of the cultured and the 
refined, of eminent scholars and well-known philanthropists. His last illness was of about 
two weeks' duration and entirely painless. It was the sweet and peaceful going out of a 
well-spent life. No sickness could have been more free from suffering, and no death scene 
more tranquil. His funeral was just at sunset on Wednesday, March 2, 1881. The imme- 
diate friends and neighbors gathered at " Hillside Cottage." The sunset service was beauti- 
ful, conducted by Rev. Mr. Grieves. Thursday morning the public funeral service took 
place at St. Paul's Chapel, in New York City, Rev. Dr. Mulchahey officiating. In accord- 
ance with his own request his remains were taken to Esse.x, Mass., his birthplace, and 
deposited in the family vault of the Cogswells, beside those of the father and mother of 
the deceased. "Thus with a 'few I'ast words of faith and prayer,' a good man was laid 
gently to rest." By the provisions of his will, after the death of his wife his estate goes to 
his native town of Essex, to found a Public Library. Various highly eulogistic tributes were 
published at the time of Dr. Russ's death. " In the life of an earnest, conscientious philan- 
thropist there is peculiar beauty and strength, and when such a life closes at its full maturity, 
the silent pressure of its influence remains like a per]:>etual benediction." F/V/. In Memoriam 
OF John Denison Russ, M. D., 1801-1881." 



Abigail*^ Cogswell, {yonathaiv\ yoiiathiDV^, yonathajf\ Wil/in7n~, 
5^(?//;^'), daughter of Col. Jonathan^ [99] and Elizabeth (Wise) Cogs- 
well, was born June 7, 1781, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. She 
married, Nov. 17, 1807, Col. Joseph Farley, son of Nathaniel and Mary 
(Wise) Farley. He was born March 14, 1777, in Ipswich, Mass, where 
they resided. Mrs. Farley died May 12, 1846. Mr. Farley died Feb. 
9. 1850. 


Joseph, b. Sept. 28, 1808; m. Nov. 8, 1845, Priscilla H. Stetson; d. April 21, 1871. 
Abigail Cogswell, b Sept. 23, 1812; m. April 19, 1835, George W. Treadiiiell j d. 

Aug. 29, 1 83 1. 
Elizabeth Wise, b. Nov. 12, 1814; m. Oct. 9, 1843, Hon. Otis P. Lord; d. Dec. 10, 

Mary Cogswell, b. Jan. 25, 181 8; m. Nov. 29, 1843, Alfred Mattning Farley. 
Lydia Cooledge, b. May 22, 1S19. She died, unmarried, April 27, 1837. 


Joseph Farley has been described as " a very likely man, and Colonel of the Militia." 
Alfred Maiming Farley, the husband of Mary Farley, was born Oct., 1814. He died 
Aug. 3, 1873, '" ■''*■ Catharine, Canada. They had three children : Alfred M., b. Nov. 19, 
1844; Abbie Cogswell, b. Oct. 15, 1846; Henry M., b. Oct. 7, 1850, d. July 3, 1852. 


Otis Phillips Lord, son of Nathaniel Lord, Esq., was born July 11, 1812, in Ipswich, 
Mass. He graduated, 1832, from Amherst College, studied law, and commenced the practice 
of his profession in his native town. His abilities soon became known, and his practice 
increased rapidly. He removed to Salem, Mass., and became the leading lawyer of Essex 
County and a peer of the most prominent lawyers in the Commonwealth. The Superior 
Court of Massachusetts was established in 1859, and Mr. Lord received appointment to a 
seat on the Bench, with Messrs. Allen, Rockwell, Wilkinson, Brigham, Putnam, Russell, 
Vose, Ames, and Morton. It was a matter of common knowledge that while Judge Lord 
occupied this position his decisions were rarely overruled by the Law Court, and compara- 
tively few exceptions taken to his rulings. Judge Lord received, 1869, the degree of LL. D. 
from Amherst College. He was appointed in 1875 by Gov. Gaston a Justice of the Supreme 
Judicial Court of Massachusetts, which position he filled with marked ability for several 
years, and resigned Dec. 6, 1882. 

Hon. Otis P. Lord was quite prominent in the politics of the State. He was often a 
member of the Legislature, where he was an acknowledged leader, and in 1854 was elected 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. The natural abilities of Judge Lord, combined 
with accurate knowledge, quick perception, and remarkable memory, won for him eminence 
in his profession, and rendered him a man of commanding influence in the elevated sphere in 
which he was called to act. He was one of the most eminent jurists of New England. 


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Abigail" Cogswell, ( William^, Francis^, yonatJian'^, William'^, 
yohn^), daughter of William'^ [ 115 1 and Abigail (Dawes) Cogswell, was 
born Dec. 7, 1775, in Marlboro', Mass. She married, Feb. 22, 1801, 
Samuel Gibbon, being his third wife. He was born, 1759, in Dedham, 
Mass. They resided in Marlboro', Mass. Mrs. Abigail Gibbon died 
March 29, 1827. Mr Gibbon died Jan. 12, 1833. 


William, b. June 9, 1802. He died in infancy, March 22, 1803. 

Abigail Cogswell, b. Nov. 19, 1803; m- i833' J^i^"'^'- Josiah K. Waite ; d. Nov. 6, 

Henry, b. Nov. 29, 1805. He died in early life, Dec. 25, 1825. 
Williaiii, b. July 25, 1807; m. 1835, Eunice Wilson. 
John, b. May 22, 1809. He lived, 1882, in Paris, France. 


. Samuel Gibbon was a merchant. He was Justice of the Peace for many years, and was 

chosen Representative of the town in the State Legislature. His first wife was ^Abii;ail . 

They had two children, viz.: Abigail, b. Aug. i6, 17S5, d. April 15, 1789; Samuel, b. Feb. 18, 
1787, d. July 7, 1787. Mrs. Gibbon died July 19, 1787. Mr. Gibbon married, Sept. 21, 1790, 
'^Elizabeth Perkins. They had five children, viz. : Samuel, b. June 29, 1791, d. Dec. 6, 1816, 
in Charleston, S. C. ; George, b. May i, 1793, '"■ 1829, Caroline Perkins; Elizabeth, b. Feb. 
15' 1795' '"■ 1S23, E. H. Little, d. Dec. 26, 1874; Edward, b. Aug. 21, 1797, d. Sept. 2, 1S19; 
Caroline, b. July 18, 1799, d. Aug. 26, 1S04. 

William Gibbon, son of Samuel and Abigail (Cogswell) Gibbon, married, 1835, Eunice 
Wilson, daughter of William and Dotia Wilson. She was born Dec. i, 1808, in Peterboro', 
N. H. They resided in Marlboro', Mass. They had five children, viz. : Abbie A., b. Aug. 
I, 1837, m. May 20, 1858; Elizabeth J., b. July 7, 1839, d. May 18, 1858; Charlotte E., b. 
Sept. I, 1844, d. Jmie 12, 1865; Mary E., b. Oct. 20, 1848; and John, b. April 24, 1851, m. 
Sept. 29, 1876. 




Elizabeth'' Cogswell, ( WtliiainP, Francis\ yonatluuv\ WilliaDir, 
yoJin^), daughter of William''' [115] and Abigail (Dawes) Cogswell, 
was born Nov. 15, 1778, in Marlboro', Mass. She married, Aug. 16, 
1797, David iMunroe. Mrs. Munroe died March 17, 1868. 


IViliiani C, b. Sept. 19, 1798. Meliitable^ m. Eininons Raymond. 

Harriet, b. Nov. 22, 1799. Jane Clapp.^ m. WiUiavi Brigluun. 

Mary E., b July 26, 1802; m. Israel C. Rice. Lucretia. 
Adolphns^ h. July 23, 1805. 



Mehitable^ Cogswell, ( Williauv', Frauds'^, yonat/tan^, William^, 
yohn^), daughter of William'^ [115] and Abigail (Dawes) Cogswell, was 
born Oct. 15, 1780, in Marlboro', Mass. She married, 1802, Rev. 
yames Converse, of Weathersfield, Vt., where Mrs. Converse died. 
May, 1809. 


Almira, m. Mr. Chandler. Lucas. 

Elizabeth, m. Dr. S. C. Hewitt. Mehitable. She died in infancy. 

Jatnes C, m. Sarah Peabody. 



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Hannah Lucas^ Cogswell, ( William^, Francis^, Jonathan^, Wil- 
liafn^, yohn^), daughter of William-"' [115] and Abigail (Dawes) Cogs- 
well, was born April 29, 1782, in Marlboro', Mass She married, June 
25, i8or, T/iomas Cole, son of Jonathan and Hannah (Palfrey) Cole. 
He was born Dec 24, 1779, in Boston, Mass., where they resided until 
1808, when they removed to Salem, Mass., where they both died. 
Mrs. Cole died Aug. 19, 1838, and Mr. Cole, June 24, 1852. 


Elizabeth, b. June 23, 1802; m. June 25, 1828, Dwight F. Faulkiter; d. June 17, 1878. 
Jonathan, b. Aug. 5, 1803; m. May 15, 1833, Elizabeth Einerson Faulkner; d. 
Nov. 28, 1877. 

Thomas Cole graduated from Harvard College in 1798. He was a classmate of Rev. 
William Ellery Channing, D. D., of Boston, Mass. Mr. Cole was a teacher in the Young 
Ladies' Academy, in Salem, Mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. Faulkner lived in West Cedar Street, Boston, Mass. They had five chil- 
dren, viz. : Elizabeth, Dwight, Franklin, Anna, and John. 

Jonathan Cole was born in Marblehead, Mass. ; graduated in 1825 from Harvard College, 
and married Elizabeth E. Faulkner, daughter of William Emerson and Elizabeth (Upham) 
Faulkner, of Acton, Mass. She was born April 13, 1805, in Brookfield, Mass. Mr. Cole was 
a minister. He preached in Hallowell, Me., and in Newburyport, Mass., where he died Nov. 
28, 1877, and where his widow, Mrs. Cole, lived in 1883. Rev. Jonathan and Mrs. Elizabeth 
Cole had five children, viz. : Thomas Palfrey, b. Aug. 22, 1834; m. July 10, 1856; d. Aug. 5, 
1861. Elizabeth Uphara, b. Jan. 21, 1838. John Treadwell, b. June 19, 1841 ; d. Jan. 3, 187 1. 
Charlotte Cutler, b. May 20, 1844. William Emerson Faulkner, b. June 7, 1847 ; d. Sept. 4, 




Lydia''' Cogswell, ( Williavi^, Francis^, yonathajr'', William^, John^), 
daughter of William'"^ [115] and Abigail (Dawes) Cogswell, was born 
Jan. 28, 1784, in Marlboro', Mass. She married, June 23, 18 13, ^Micah 
Sherman, of Marlboro', Mass., son of Samuel and Hephzibah Sherman. 
He was born 1766. Mr. Sherman died 18 16. Mrs. Sherman married, 
Oct. 7, 1823, ^Col. yoseph Davis, of Northboro', Mass., where Mrs. Davis 
died, Oct. 24, 1840. Col. Davis died Oct. 23, 1843. 



Henry Francis, b. Nov. 12, 1816; d. June, 181 7. 


Henry Cogswell^ b. Nov. 12, 1824; m. Annie Fcrrill^ of Palmer, Mass. 
Charles Dana^ b. Oct. 13, 1826; m. Abbie Allen, of Medfield, Mass. 




Sk'RKY{^CoGS^Y.i.i.,{lVi/liam^, Francis'^, yonathan^, Williavi'^, John^), 
daughter of William'^ [115] and Abigail (Dawes) Cogswell, was born 
Oct. 2, 1790,111 Marlboro', Mass. She married, Oct. 2r, 181 2, yofin 
Brown, son of Roger and Mary (Hartwell) Brown. He was born July 
31, 1783, in Concord, Mass., where they resided Mr. Brown died Oct., 
1865. Mrs. Brown died July 11, 1880. 


Sarah Cogswell, b. March 18, 1815. She died, unmarried, Feb. 18, 1883. 
Matilda Coolidge, b. Oct. 29, 181 6. 

John^ b. Aug. 7, 181 8; m. Nov. 26, 1846, Amanda M. Willis. 
William Dawes., b. Nov. 23, 1820; m. June 30, 1856, Martha E. Swan. 
Abigail Dawes, b. Sept. 2, 1823. She died in childhood, May [3, 1825. 
Elizabeth, b. Feb. 13, 1827; m. Nov. 18, 1856, Nathan B. Stow. 
Jajnes Hartwell, b. June 3, 1828. He died in boyhood, Jan. 30, 1835. 
Roger Gibbon, b. Feb. 2, 1830. He died in childhood, Feb. 21, 1835. 




Rebecca'^ Cogswell, ( Williairv\ Francis^, yonathan^, William'^, 
yoJm^), daughter of William-"' [115] and Abigail (Dawes) Cogswell, was 
born March 31, 1792, in Marlboro', Mass. She married, Nov. 26, 1829, 
Saninel Heath Weld, son of Benjamin Weld. He was born, 1798, in 
Boston, Mass. They resided in Boston Highlands, and in Clarendon 
Hills, West Roxbury, Mass. Mrs. Weld died Dec. 26, 1868. Mr. 
Weld died Feb. 27, 1879. 



Elizabeth Heathy b. Aug. 29, 1830; m. Nov. 3, 1852, '^Edward Bartlctt ; m. Oct, 2, 

1 862, -Edward E. Rice. 
Samuel Heath., b. Jan. 9, 1832. He died in early manhood, Aug. 29, 1861. 
Susan 7?., b. April 15, 1834; m. Oct. 27, 1869, Samuel W. Mansur. 

plemor antra. 

Edivard Bartlett, son of Enoch Bartlett, was liorn, 1S29, in Boston, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. 
Bartlett had four children. Of these only one was living in 1883 : Anna DeWolf, who mar- 
ried Edward Brigham. Mr. Bartlett died Feb. 23, i860. Mrs. Bartlett married, Oct. 2, 1862, 
Edward E. Rice. They had one child : Charles Faulkner, b. 1863. 

Samuel Heath Weld, son of Samuel H. and Rebecca (Cogswell) Weld, was a soldier of 
the Union army. He was taken prisoner and died, Aug. 29, 1S61, in Richmond, Va. 

Mr. and Mrs. Mansur resided, 1883, in Clarendon Hills, West Roxbury, Mass. 




Henry Francis" Cogswell, ( William^, Frauds'^, JonatJiaii^, Wil- 
liam^, yoJin^), son of Willianr^ [1151 and Abigail (Dawes) Cogswell, 
was born May 8, 1796, in Marlboro', Mass. He married, Sept. 14, 
18 1 8, Rebecca Prescott Hosmer. She was born Nov. 28, 1797, in Con- 
cord, Mass. They resided in Peterboro', N. H., and in Buffalo, N. Y., 
where Mr. Cogswell died, Sept. i, 188 1, and Mrs. Cogswell died, April 
17, 1882. 


Martha Rebecca, [637] b. May 26, 1820. She died in early life, June 23, 1836.- 1 -. 

Caroline Hosmer, [638] b. May 26, 1823 ; m. Sept. i, 1846, Ethan H. Howard, Esq. (^JSJ'^WmXm 
William Henry, [639] b. June 10, 1826; m. Aug. 22, 1848, Caroline Hayes; d. 

March 28, 1858. 
Albert Smith, [640] b. Nov. 23, 1827. He died in early life, Sept. 13, 1848. 
George W., [641] b. July i, 1830; m. Sept. 3, 1851, Sarah Hall; d. April 22, 1854. 
Eliza, [642] b. Feb. 17, 1832. She died in early life, Jan. 3, 1855. 
Sarah, [643] b. Feb. 10, 1834; m. June 2, 1852, Joshua Mortimer Whitcotnb. 

Henry Francis Cogswell was a soldier in the War of 1812. He removed 
to Peterboro', N. H., in 1816, and was married two years later. He was a 
manufacturer of woollen goods ; relinquished business, and in 1847 removed 
to Buffalo, N. Y,, where he died in 188 1, at the age of eighty-five years. 





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William Dawks'^ Cogswell, ( Wiiliain^, Francis^, yoiiatJian^, Wil- 
liant^, yokn^), son of William''^ [115] and Abigail (Dawes) Cogswell, 
was born June 6, f798, in Marlboro', Mass. He married. May 7, 182X, 
Mary Fiske, of Dublin, N. H. pThey resided in Peterboro, N. H., where 
he died Dec. 9, 1838. l(WXAv4?A-^ 


William Fiske, [644] b. Jan. 7, 1829. He died in early life, June 27, 1847. (^ujusii * tAR 3itV> 

Francis Davis, [645] b. June 10, 1830; m. Aug. 28, 1855, Henrietta McCrillis. 

Lucas Hammond, [646] b. Dec. 10, 1834; m. Laura A. Wheeler. . 

James Brown, [647] b. Jan. 23, 1838. He died in early life. May) 1854.-. (^Um4'^*^'^tt( W- 




Lucys Cogswell, {Ebcnezer'\ William'^, JoJin^, William-, JoJiii^), 
daughter of Ebenezer'^ [116] and Mary (Burnham) Cogswell, was born, 
1752, in Ipswich, Mass. She married, Oct. 8, 1783, HczckiaJi Newton, 
son of Hezekiah and Eunice Newton. He was born June 25, 1755, in 
Rutland, Mass., where they resided. Mr. Newton died Jan. 26, 1848. 

THEIR children WERE: 

Charles Lewis ^ b. June 21, 1784; m. May, 181 1, Sophia Browning ; d. May 3, 1849. 

Eunice Hull, b. Sept. 7, 1785. 

Guy Stafford, b. June 16, 1787; m. lypub. Feb. 25, 1813) Dorothy Da^ns. 

William Horace, b. May 25, 1789; m. June 11, 181 5, Isabel Davis j d. Aug. 3, 1834. 

Harriet Amelia, b. July 15, 1792; m. Jan. i, 181 5, Daniel Demand. 




Stephen'' Cogswell, {Ebenezer', William'^, yoJui^, William'^, yoJni^), 
son of Ebenezer^ [ 116 ] and Mary (Burnham) Cogswell, was born March, 
1759, in Ipswich, Mass. He married, March 10, 1785, Mary Savage. 


She was born, 1768, in Rutland, Mass., where they resided. Mr. Cogs- 
well died Oct. 9, 1815. Mrs. Cogswell died June 24, 1840, in Worces- 
ter, Mass. 


Stephen, [648] b. 1785: m. 1821, Mrs. Lucy {Seaver) Ryder; d. July 12, 1869. 
Mary, [649] b. April 4, 1787; m. May 22, 181 5, Luther Harris. 
Lucy, [650] b. April 4, 1789; m Nov. 26, 181 2, Nathan Morgan; d. Aug., 181 5. 
Ebenezer, [651] b. Nov. 8, 1791 : m. April 3, 1817, Rhoda Draper; d. May 30, 

Hannah, [652] b. April 19, 1795; m. March 19, 1817, ""Simeon Livermore; m. 2 

Harris; d. April 15, 1871. 
Eliza, [653] b. July 17, 1797; m. Oct. 10, 1817, Nathan Morgan; d. June 25, 

Isaac, [654] b. April 23, 1801 ; m. Jan. 1 1, 1824, Lois Alice Newton. 
RUFUS, [655] b. Nov. 9. 1803; m. Eliza Wicker; d. Jan. 21, 1828. 

Sally, [656] b. Aug., 1805 ; m. ; d. Jan 4, 1836. 

John Chandler, [657] b. 1808; m. Fanny Elder; d, Nov. 25, 1856. 


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Catherine'' Cogswell, {Ebenezer^, William'^, yolin^, William-, 
Joliii^), daughter of Ebenezer' [116] and Mary (Burnham) Cogswell, 
was born, 1763, in Ipswich. She married, Aug. 30, 1780, Ezckiel New- 
ton. They resided in Spencer, Mass. She died, 185 1, in Paxton, 


their children were : 

Lncy., b. Oct. 17, 1781 ; m. Oct. 10, 1804, J. Allen. 

Catherine, b. June 14, 1783; m. March 27, 1825, Henry Rixford. 

Eunice, b. May 26, 1785; m. May 5, 1805, William Button. 

Ezekiel, b. Jan. 25, 1787. He died in early manhood, 1808. 

Emory H.., b. Aug. 22, 1789; m. 1816, Betsey Cunningham; d. Sept. 21, 1826. 

Tyler, b. April 19, 1792. He died in boyhood, Nov. 11, 1S02. 

Samuel., b. Sept. 2, 1794. He died in boyhood, Nov. 12, i8p2. 

Louis., b. June 5, 1797. He died in boyhood, Nov. 16, 1802. 

Alice, b. Nov. 25, 1799. She died in childhood, Nov. 12, 1802. 

Edmund, b. March 20, 1802. He died in infancy, Nov. 15, 1802. 

Lois Alice, b. Feb. 11, 1804; m. Jan. 11, 1825, Isaac Cogswell [654]. 

Tyler, b. Aug. 6, 1806; m. Harriet Wicker. 


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Lydia^ Cogswell, {Ebenezei^, William'^, yohn^, Wi//iairr, Johi^), 
daughter of Ebenezer^ [116] and Mary (Burnham) Cogswell, was born, 
1765, in Ipswich, Mass. She married, 1787, Ebenezer Brozv7t, son of 
Jonas and Hannah (Munroe) Brown. He was born Aug. 13, 1752, in 
Sutton, now Millbury, Mass. They resided in Paxton, and in Hub- 
bardston, Mass. Mr. Brown died April r, 1834. Mrs. Brown died 
Dec. 19, 1841. 


Dexter, b. Oct. 9, 1788. He died, unmarried, in Roxbury, Mass., 1852. 

Russell, b. Nov. 8, 1791 ; m. Oct. 5, 1819, Clarissa Waite j d. July 11, 1871. 

Sewell, b. Feb. 11, 1793. He went West, married, and had a large family. 

Clarissa, b. June 25, 1795. She died in early womanhood, Sept. 17, 1816. 

Jonas, b. May 8, 1797; m. Feb. 22, 1821, Abigail Wilbur ; d. Dec. 20, 1873. 

Clark, b. Feb. 16, 1799. He died in early manhood, Sept. 20, 1820. 

Harriet, b. March 23, 1801 ; m. Sept. 12, 1824, Leonard Clark j d. June 25, 1877. 

Shepherd, b. Jan. 25. 1S03; d. June 20, 1880. 

Foster, b. July i, 1805. 

Melinda, b. Oct. 5, 1807. She died young. 

HI cmor antra. 

Ebeiiczcr Brmuii was a '' minute-man " in 1775, and rode all night with his company from 
Sutton, arriving in Concord just as the British were on the retreat for Boston. Afterwards he 
was a corporal in Capt Holman's company. In his old age he received a pension, and after 
his death his widow received an annuity from the government. Mr. Brown was married 
twice. He married, about 1775, ^Rebecca Witt, daughter of Oliver and Rebecca (Whitte- 
more) Witt. She was born in Paxton. He settled on his father's farm in Sutton, afterwards 
removed to Worcester, and then to Paxton. Mrs. Rebecca Brown died in 17S6. They had 
six children, viz.: Oliver, b. Dec. 23, 1776; John, b. Jan. 27, 1778; Polly, b. May 16, 1780; 
Charlotte, b. 1782; Rebecca, b. 17S4; Ebenezer, b. 1786. After Mrs. Brown's death, Mr. 
Brown married -I.ydia Cogswell. They had ten children, making the whole number sixteen. 
Mr. Brown was a farmer on a large scale ; he owned a saw-mill, and was a dealer in lumber. 
At the age of seventy years he is remembered as " an old gentleman fond of company, agree- 
able to all comers, having an easy flow of language, and a large amount of anecdote, as well 
as old-time hospitality." Mrs. Lydia (Cogswell) Brown, his wife for forty-seven years, looked 
well to her household, and took good care of the sixteen children given her to bring uj). She 
is spoken of in her later life " as well posted in current events, and had a memory of events 
long past. In this she had few equals, and no superiors." 

The story is told of Mr. Brown that on one occasion he said to some of his neighbors, 
" I will give the minister as many pine slabs from my mill as you will draw at one load." 
The proposal was accepted, a large sled constructed, to which were attached forty yokes of 
oxen, and they went for the slabs, and actually drew at one load twenty cords to the minis- 
ter's door. 


Russell Brown resided in Hubbaidston, Mass., and had a large shop in Williamsville for 
the manufacture of chairs. In 1836, he sold out and removed to Warwick, Mass., where he 
carried on the manufacture of lumber. Mr. Brown was a prominent citizen, for several years 
holding the office of town assessor, and filling other places of trust. He died July 11, 187 1, 
leaving a good estate. His wife was a daughter of Joseph and Hephzibah (Sherman) Waite. 
She was born June 25, 1797, in Hubbardston, Mass. Mrs. Brown resided, 1883, with a daugh- 
ter, in Adrian, Mich. Their children were: Clark, b. July 9, 1820; m. Mary E. Dodge; he 
was a retired mercliant in Blissfield, Mich., and had three children. Russell, b. March 11, 
1822; d. Sept. 29, 1823. Clarissa, b. Sept. 15, 1823; m. Jan. i, 1852, James Farrar, of War- 
wick, Mass. They resided in Adrian, Mich. Mr. Farrar was a manufacturer of machinery. 
Stephen, b. July 21, 1825; m. June 28, 1857, iMaria Mayo. They resided in Glens Falls, 
N. Y. He was a lawyer and filled the office of Judge. Their children were : Frank Russell ; 
Louis Mayo, graduated from Harvard College, 1880, and was a lawyer m Glens Falls, N. Y. 
Mayo. Gilman, b. June 2 7, 1832 ; resided in North Clarendon, I'a. Gilbert, a twin brother 
of Gilman, b. June 27, 1832 ; m. Jan. 28, 1856, Abby B. Kilburn, of Warwick, Mass. They 
resided in Hubbardston, Mass. He was a farmer and miller. Their son, Fred Gilbert, b. 
May 28, 1857, m. Minerva McDermot, was a merchant in Canton, Ohio. 

Jonas Brown was a farmer. His wife was the daughter of Meshach and Nancy (Wil- 
liams) Wilbur. She was born Nov. 24, 1798, in Bridgewater, Mass. They resided in Hub- 
bardston, Phillipston, and Petersham, Mass. Mr. Brown sold his farm and retired from 
business some years before his death. Mrs. Brown died Oct., 1870. Their children were : 
Jonas, b. July 7, 1822 ; m. Jan. 3, 1854, Harriet Houghton, of Petersham, Mass. He was a 
farmer, and died Jan. 25, 1879. His widow resided in Petersham. They had several children. 
Abigail, b. June 9, 1824; m. Dec. 12, 1843, Elijah White, a butcher and farmer, who died in 
1879. They lived in Phillipston, Mass., and had six children, one of whom, Walter White, 
Esq., resided in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Harriet Browfi married Leonard Clark, son of Samuel and Mary (Stone) Clark. He was 
born April 6, 1781. Mr. Clark was a farmer; resided in Hubbardston, Mass. His death 
occurred Aug. 8, 1839. Mrs Clark died June 25, 1877. Their children were: Danford, b. June 
5, 1825; m. Dec. 3, 1846, Harriet E. Johnson, of Barre, Mass. He was a farmer; held the 
offices of selectman and assessor. Their child was Ashton D., b. April 5, 1863. Leonard, 
b. Oct. 6, 1827; d. May 31, 1877. Lucius, b. Oct. 25, 1829; d. Oct. 14, 1843. Clarissa 
Melinda, b. April 9, 1832 ; m. July 3, 1851, John Phelps, son of Dea. Moses and Clara (Brown- 
ing) Phelps. He was born April 7, 1824, in Hubbardston, Mass. They resided in New 
Orleans, La. He was a merchant. Mrs. Phelps died Aug. 5, 1853. Mr. Phelps married, 
Feb. 6, 1858, '^Wilhelmina Paulsackel, of New Orleans. There was a son : Ashton, b. July 
14, 1853, who was a merchant in New Orleans. Sewell, b. Feb. 28, 1834; m. Jan. 12, 1858, 
Mary N. Gleason. They resided in Chicago, 111. 

Lyman Brown, Esq., grandson of Ebenezer and Rebecca (Witt) Brown, and son of Oliver 
and Agulah (Pond) Brown, resided, 1883, in No. 2 Waldo Street, Worcester, Mass. 




Sarah*^ Cogswell, {Ebenezer", William^, JoJin^, William"^, yoJui^), 
daughter of Ebenezer'' [116] and Mary (Burnham) Cogswell, was born 
June 23, 1768, in Ipswich, Mass. She married, Nov. 27, 1805, Jonathan 
Monroe, son of Robert and Lucy Monroe. He was born Jan., 1748, in 


Concord, Mass, They resided in Spencer, Mass. Mr. Monroe died 
March 6, 1825. Mrs. Sarah Monroe died Nov. 20, 1859, aged ninety- 
one years. She survived all her brothers and sisters. 


Jonathan, b. June 23, 1806; m. Jan. i, 1832, Hannah A. Boyden. 
Clarissa^ b. June 5, 1808; m. ""Ephj-aiin Hayward ; m. '^Calvin Kent. 


Joiiat/ian Monroe was a soldier of the Revolution. After the war he retired upon a farm. 

Jonathan and Hannah A. Monroe lived, 1883, in Spencer. Mr. Monroe was a mechanic 
and farmer. Mrs. Monroe died May 22, 1875. They had fourteen children. Six died young. 
The others were : George Myron, b. May 18, 1833. He died, unmarried, in Florida, Dec. 6, 
1882. John Wilder, b. Sept. 30, 1S34; m. Olive Greaton. Charles Henry, b. Nov. 7, 1835; 
m. Addie Bigelow. Julia Augusta, b. Oct. 17, 1836; m. George Walker. Dwight Foster, b. 
Nov. 12, 1837; m. Georgianna Sibley. David Boyden, b. June 30, 1840; m. Jennie Hobson. 
Walter Marshall, b. May 29, 1846; m. Anna Sibley. Sarah Elvira, b. Dec. 25, 1850; m. Edward 


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Aaron*5 Cogswell, {Ebenezcr^, William^, yohn^, William-, JoJui^), 
son of Ebenezer^ [ lie ] and Mary (Burnham) Cogswell, was born Jan. 
14, 1770, in Ipswich, Mass. He married, Nov. 17, 1793, Deborah Bel- 
lows, daughter of Lieut. Ezekiel and Mercy (Davis) Bellows. She was 
born Oct. 2r, 1773, in Paxton, Mass. They resided in Paxton and 
North Spencer, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died Jan. 9, 1827. Mrs. Cogs- 
well died Jan. 31, 1861, in North Spencer, Mass. 


Candace, [658] b. Aug. 19, 1795; m. Aug. 15, 1815, Edmund N. Sargent. 
Dehorah, [659] b. July 27, 1797. She died in childhood, Nov. 25, 1802. 
Mary Burnham, [660] b. April 27, 1S04; m. April 4, 1S27, Elisha Prouty. 
A DAUGHTER, [66i] b. March 30, 1806. She died in infancy, April 14, 1806. 


Aaron Cogswell was a farmer and a cooper. He administered on the estate of his 
sister, Mary B. Cogswell [310]. The court ordered a division of what was left after payment 
of all debts and e.xpenses among her eight brothers and sisters, and each received $100.81. 

Mrs. Prouty had a pestle and mortar which the Cogswells brought over with them in the 
ship " Angel Gabriel," in 1635. 

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Nehemiah6 Cogswell, {yonathaifi, William'^, John^, Williain^, 
yohii^), son of Dea. Jonathan'^ [1191 and Mary (Appleton) Cogswell, 
was born, 1749, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married, July 
30, 1772, Rachel Choate, the daughter of Humphrey and Ruth (Lufkin) 
Choate. She was born, 1756, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. 
They removed to Boscawen prior to 1774, where Mr. Cogswell died, 
Dec. 4, 1837, and Mrs. Cogswell died, Nov. 5, 1840. 


Rachel, [662] b. Oct. 9, 1773; m. May 31, 1792, Ephraim Plummer j d. Dec. 29, 

Susanna, [663] b. Dec. 17, 1774; m. Feb. 19, 1795, Phineas Eastman; d. Aug., 

Margaret, [664] b. Dec. 3, 1776. She died while young. 
Nehemiah, [665] b. Nov. 30, 1778; m. Nov. 17, 1807, ^Aphia Coffin; m. Aug. 17, 

1836, "^Judith Morrill; m. June 11, 1841, ^Mary Greenough ; d. 

March 16, 1843. 
John, [666] b. July 21, 1781 ; m. May 19, 1821, ^Mary Pearson; m. 1824, '^Mrs. Betsey 

Choate; m. 1843, ^Maria McGregor ; d. May 28, 1856. 
Mary, [667] b. Sept. 28, 1784; m. Nov. 20, 181 7, ^Jeremiah Gerrish ; m. April 23, 

1836, -James Greenough. 
Ruth, [668] b. June 12, 1786: m March 8, 1806, Rev. Samuel IV. Colburn; d. May 

21, 1874. 
Sarah, [669] b. Oct. 8, 1790; m. May 3, 1814, Nehemiah Choate. 




Willi am6 Cogswell {JonatJiaiv', William^, JoJui^ William'^, John^), 
son of Dea. Jonathan^ [119] and Mary (Appleton) Cogswell, was born 
Aug. 26, 1750, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married, Aug. 
18, I78r, Jemima Haskell, of Gloucester, Mass. She was born July 
7, 1755. Mr. and Mrs. Cogswell removed and settled, Feb. 10, 1790, 
in Lunenburg, Mass., where Mr. Cogswell died April 24, 1836, and 
Mrs. Cogswell died July 16, 1838. 



Sarah, [670] b. Aug. 19, 1782; d. Aug. 10, 181 7. 

Mary, [671] b. Oct. 27, 1784; m. July 7, 1811, Moses Henick j d. Nov. 5, 1822. 

William, [672] b. Sept. 4, 17S6; m. Sept. 20, 1812, Rebecca Lovejoy j d. July 15, 

1856. . 
Francis, [673] b. Feb. 21, 1788. 

Clarissa, [674] b. Feb. 24, 1789. She died, unmarried, Oct. 6, 1872. 
Jonathan, [675] b. May 13, 1792; m. Oct. 19, 1816, Lydia Boynton j d. Nov. 8, 

Hannah, [676] b. April 13, 1795; m. Aug. 14, 1834, John Eaton; d. Sept. 24, 

Seth, [677] b. Feb. 21, 179S; m. Oct. 10, 1832, Eliza Dalrymplej d. March 27, 

Eliza, [678] b. April 11, 1801. She died, in early life. May 29, 1822. 


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Jonathan^ Cogswell, {Jo7iathaiv', William'^, yolui^, William'^, 
yohn^), son of Dea. Jonathan^ [119] and Mary (Appleton) Cogswell, 
was born Jan. 4, 1754, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He mar- 
ried, Dec, 1775, Mary Rust. She was born in Chebacco Parish, 
Ipswich, Mass., where they resided. Mr. Cogswell died Jan. i, 1776. 
Mrs. Cogswell married, March 25, 1777, '^Ebenezer Cleaveland, son of 
Rev. John and Mary (Dodge) Cleaveland. He was born, 1754, in Che- 
bacco Parish. Mr. Cleaveland died March 30, 1780. Mrs. Cleaveland 
married '^Robert Choatc. They lived in Chebacco Parish, and removed 
to Fitchburg, Mass., where Mrs. Mary Choate, n(^e Rust, died July 25, 
1844. Mr. and Mrs. Cogswell had no children. 


Jonathan Cogswell was in the army of the Revolution, and died of disease one month 
after his marriage. 

Ebenezer Cleaveland, who married the widow of Jonathan Cogswell [ 322 ], sailed Oct., 
1779, from Salem, Mass., for the West Indies, to regain his health, but did not live to return. 
He died the following March on board the war ship " Eustis," at the age of twenty-six years. 

John Cleaveland, the only son of Ebenezer, was born June 6, 1779. He married, April 
24, 1808, Rebecca Woodbury. He died July 23, 1S21. She was born in Salem, N. H. Her 
death occurred Jan. 10, 1841, in Salem, Mass., where they had resided. They had a son : 

Ebenezer Cleaveland, who was born Dec. 30, 1817, and married, Nov. 30, 1843, Julia Ann 
Cogswell [ 1491 ], a daughter of Epes and Mary (Trask) Cogswell. She was born in Salem, 
Mass., where, 1883, they resided. 




Elizabeth*' Cogswell, {Jonathair', WiUiaui'^, yohn^, William-, 
JoJm^), daughter of Dea. Jonathan"^ [119] and Mary (Appleton) Cogs- 
well, was born June 7, 1756, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. She 
married, Nov. 23, 1775, Seth Goodhue. 


Mary, m. Antipas Dodo^e ; A. 1840. 

yonathan, m. Anne Wheeler. 

Elizabeth, b. Oct. 9, 1779; m. Jan. 8, 1802, Benjainin Marshall. 

Sarah. She died unmarried. 

Hannah, b. April, 1787; m. 1817, Samuel Kimball j d. Feb. i, 1856. 

Jacob, m. ^M. M. Wheeler; m. '^M. Ayer. 

mcmor antra, 

Mrs. Mary [Goodhue) Dodge lived in Hamilton, Mass. She died about 1840. Her hus- 
band and four sons have since died. 

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall had ten children, viz. : Eunice P., b, July 6, 1804; Elizabeth and 
Mary D., b. March 21, 1806; Sarah, b. Jan. 6, 1808; Benjamin, b. Dec. 12, 1809; Hannah, b. 
May 18, 1812; Lydia M., b. Nov. 29, 1813; Harriet N., b. Aug. 31, 1817; Enoch P., b. Nov. 24, 
1819; Charles H., b. March 11, 1823. 

Charles H. Marshall graduated from Wabash College in 1844; studied theology in Ando- 
ver and Lane Seminaries. He was a settled pastor in Lafayette, Ind., Hudson, Wis., Jackson- 
ville, 111., and of the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Ind., where he died, Jan. 27, 

Sainuel Kimball resided in Dunbarton, N. H. He was a carpenter and farmer. He died 
March 20, 1868. Mr. and Mrs. Kimball had eight children, viz.: Seth Goodhue, b. 1819; d. 
1821. Samuel Choate, b. Aug. 5, 1821 ; m. ^Lydia Ferren ; m. '-^Esther Taft. Seth G., b. April 

15, 1823; m. iMary A. Clough; m. Eastman. Charles, b. Jan. 23, 1S26; m. Jan. 23, 1853, 

Sarah J. T. Jameson. Elizabeth Lois, b. May 6, 1827 ; m. Harris E. Ryder. Hannah G., b. 
July 2, 1828; m. Horace Caldwell; d. Dec. 30, 1859. David Brainard, b. Sept. 29, 1S29; m. 
Hattie K. Smith. Mary Priscilla, b. Dec, 1830; d. in infancy. 

Charles Kimball, son of Samuel and Hannah (Goodhue) Kimball, married Sarah J. T. 
Jameson, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Twiss) Jameson. They resided in Dunbarton, but 
removed to Concord, N. II., about 1873. They had two children: Sarah Louise, b. May 19, 
1859; d. Jan. 26, 1871. Annah Jameson, h. July 24, 1861, who was, 1883, a member of the 
senior class in Abbott Female Seminary, Andover, Mass. Mr. Kimball was Deacon in the 
South Church, in Concord, N. H. His business was the manufacture of lumber. 

David B. Kimball, the youngest son of Samuel and Hannah Kimball, graduated from 
Wabash College, studied law, and practised in Salem, Mass. 

Jacob Goodhue had a family of eleven children, viz. : Ann R., Jonathan C, Elizabeth C, 
Jane W., Seth, Luke A. and U. W., Richard, Margaret A. Ward, Mary E. L., and David T. 



Joseph'^ Cogswell, {yonathan^, William^, JoJuv^, William'^, yo/in^), 
son of Dea. Jonathan^ [119] and Mary (Appleton) Cogswell, was born 
Dec. 20, 1757, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married, May 
31, 1788, Abigail Cleaveland, daughter of Rev. John and Mary (Dodge) 
Cleaveland. She was born Dec. 28, 1762, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, 
Mass. They removed, in 1794, to Derry, N. H., where they resided. 
Mrs. Cogswell died April 11, 1824. Mr. Cogswell died Nov. 22, 1845. 


Jonathan, [679] b. Jan. 2, 1789; m. Feb. 3, 1820, ^Mary Dickey ; m. Nov. 28, 1850, 

'Louisa S. Fifield; d. Nov. 17, 1863. 
David, [680] b. April 25, 1790; m. Jan. 3. 1813, Hannah Haskell; d. June 30, 

Joseph, [681] b. Nov. 13, 1791 ; m, Jan. i, 1818, Mehitable Hoive ; d. July 28, 

John Cleaveland, [682] b. Nov. 28, 1793; m. Nov. 13, 1821, '^Elizabeth W. Kitn- 

ball J m. Oct. 2, 1833, ^Polly C. Adams ; m. Oct. 3, 1S37, ^Cynthia 

Knox; d. Jan. 14, 1841. 
Abigail, [683] b. Oct. 25, 1795; m. June 5, 1817, James Choate ; d. Aug. 9, 

IVIary, [684] b. April 4, 1797. She died, unmarried, Feb. 26, 1844. 
Elizabeth, [685] b. Dec. 16, 1798; m. Sept. 7, 1836, Enoch Kilburn ; d. Feb. 2, 

Thomas, [686] b. Sept. 23, 1800; m. May 10, 1827, '^Hannah L. fngalls ; m. April 24, 

1834, '^Louisa Dickey ; d. June 27, 1878. 
Moses, [687] \ ^^ ^ jj ^^ jg^^_ j He died in infancy, June 30, 1802. 
Aaron, [688] ) ' < He died in infancy, March 25, 1803. 

Ebenezer, [689] b. Feb. 23, 1804; m. Nov. 23, 1830, J/(7ry Goodrich; d. June 24, 

William, [690] b. Oct. 3, i8o6; m. Aug. 12, 1846, ^ Sarah E. Rowe; m. Oct. 25, 1856, 

"^Margaret Ann Moore. 
Edward P., [691] b. Oct. 17, 1807; m. Dec. 24, 1842, ^Mrs. Cynthia (Knox) Cogswell; 
m. March 16, 1852, ^Ahs. Abigail F. {Dyer) Riimery. 


Gen. Amos FiHsbiny, late of Albany, N. Y., once Superintendent of New York City 
Police, and long distinguished by rare ability and skill in the management of prisons, was a 
descendant of Joseph Cogswell, of Derry, N. H. 





Mary*^ Cogswell, {yo7iathan-\ William'^, yoJuv', William^, yohn^), 
daughter of Dea. Jonathan^ [119] and Mary (Appleton) Cogswell, was 
born Dec. 19, 1760, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. She married, 
June 24, 1784, David Choate, son of William and Mary Choate. He 
was born Nov. 29, 1757, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass., where they 
resided. Mrs. Choate died Aug. 22, 1784, scarcely two months after 
marriage. Mr. Choate married, Feb. 22, 1785, '-Miriam Foster, daugh- 
ter of Capt. Aaron Foster. Mr. Choate died March 24, 1808. 

iEcmor antra. 

Dai'id Choati\ lisq., lived nii what is known as Hog Island nntil iSoo, when he purchased 
the "Old Parsonage," so long occupied by Rev. John Cleaveland, and on its site erected a 
new house, in which he lived until his death. Mr. Choate had of the second marriage two 
daughters and four sons. His son, Rufus, born Oct. i, 1799, became the distinguished Hon. 
Rufus Choate, LL. D., of Boston, Mass. I'id. \ 119 ] :\rF.MORANnA. 


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Hannah^ Cogswell, {^(?7/rt'///rt^;r\ William^, yohir", Wtllianfi,yoJni^), 
daughter of Dea. Jonathan''' [119] and Mary (Appleton) Cogswell, was 
born Aug. 12, 1762, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. She married, 
May 3, 1783, Lieut. yoJin Proctor, son of John and Lucy (Goodhue) 
Proctor. He was born, 1757, in Manchester, Mass., where they resided. 
Mrs. Proctor died Feb. 3, 1796. Lieut. Proctor died Feb. 3, 1S21. 


Hannah, b. Marcli 5, 1784; m. 1805. Fink. 

'John b. July 7, 1788; m. 1810, ^Edna Dean ; ni. 1S26, -Mayy Crocker ; m. ^Lncinda 

Gould; d. Dec. 8, 1836. 
Mary, b. March 30, 1791. She died in cliildhood, Oct. 24, 1793. 
David Choate, b. .Sept. 28, 1794; m. 1828, Afrs. Venahle ; d. 1864. 


Lieut. Proctor married, Jan. 19, 1797, -Mrs. Edna Dean, the widow of Capt. Israel Dean, 
of Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. They resided in Henniker, N. H., where he died in 1821. 
Mrs. Edna Proctor died July 31, 1846. They had two children, viz. : Israel, b. Dec, 1797, d 


Nov. 2, 1798 ; and Mary, b. Aug., 1798, m. Feb. 9, 1818, Enoch Darling, d. July 19, 1S76. In 
early life Mr. Proctor was a soldier of the Revolution, and at the asje of eighteen vears was 
commissioned Lieutenant for meritorious conduct. 

John Proifor, son of Lieut. John and Hannah (Cogswell) Proctor, married '^Ediia Dean, 
the daughter of his step-mother, who died -Sept. 21, 1825. Capt. Proctor married, 1826, -Mary 
Crocker, of Derry, N. H., who died April 15, 1827. He then married ^Liuinda Gould, of 
Henniker, X. H. Capt. Proctor died Dec. 8, 1836, leaving a widow and five children. There 
was one child of the first marriage, and four children of the third marriage. Of the latter, 
the eldest, Edna Dean Proctor, the authoress, was born Sept. 1, 1829, in Henniker, N. H. 

M)-s. Liicittda {Gould) Proctor \w\x\\^A -Capt. Joseph Thompson, oi Andover, Mass. She 
died Nov. 15, 187S, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Coolidge, in South Framingham, 




Benjamin^ Cogswell, {yonathaii^, William'^, yoht^, William^, 
John^), son of Dea. Jonathan^ [119] and Mary (Appleton) Cogswell, 
was born Aug". 15, 1766, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He mar- 
ried, March 29, 1789, Abigail Clioatc, a daughter of Humphrey Choate. 
She was born July 29, 1767. They lived in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, 
Mass. Mr. Cogswell died Jan. 17, 184L 


A CHILD, [692] b. June 14, 1790, who died in infancy, June 14, 1790. 

jVIary, [693] b. July 8, 1791 ; m. Dec. 17, 1818, Capt. Winthrop Low. 

Sarah, [694 b. Sept. 22, 1793; m. Feb. 14, 1822, Daniel Cogswell [708]; d. iVIay 8, 

Jonathan, [695] b. Jan. 12, 1796. He died in infancy, April 2, 1797. 
Jonathan, [696] b. April 2, 1798; m. Jan. 17, 1820, Susan Choate. 
Humphrey C, [697] b. Sept. 8, 1800; m. July 19, 1S25, ^ Sarah H. Biirnham; m. 

'^Mrs. Maria {McGregor) Cogswell. 
Abel, [698] b. Nov. 3, 1802. He died in infancy, March i, 1803. 
Abigail, [699] b. Nov. 10, 1807. She died in early life, March 15, 1819. 


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Nathaniel*^ Cogswell, {Joncxthaii\ William^, John'^, William^, 
John^), son of Dea. Jonathan^ [119] and Mary (Appleton) Cogswell, was 
born May 17, 1768, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass He married, 


Feb. 20, 1794, "^ Eunice Low. They removed to Henniker, N. H., in 
1800. Mrs. Cogswell died Aug. 26, 1825. Dea. Cogswell married, 
Nov. 23, 1826, '^Lticy Perkins. He died July 17, 1836. Mrs. Lucy 
Cogswell died Aug. 8, 1853. 


David Low, [700] b. Oct. 21. 1797; m. Sarah Low ; d. Jan. 12, 1866. 

George Washington, [701] b. Jan. 22. 1800: m. ^Maiy Loiv ; m. Oct. 26, 1870, 

'^Mary L. Wadsivorth. 
Daniel, [702] b. July 14, 1802; m. Feb. 21, 1832, ^Abigail P. Marshall ; m. Sept. 3, 

1856, ^Rebecca Brackett ; d. June 3, 1877. 
Jonathan Low, [703] b. July 23, [807. He died in boyhood, March 25, iSi6. 




Aaron'^ Cogswell, {yonathan^, William^, yohii^, William'^, John^), 
son of Dea. Jonathan^ [119] and Mary (Appleton) Cogswell, was born 
Dec. 28, 1 77 1, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married, May 
20, 1802, Lucy Kinsman, a daughter of Moses and Lucy (Cogswell) 
Kinsman. She was born Oct. 14, 1781, in Ipswich, Mass. They 
resided in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died July 
20, 1847. Mr.s, Cogswell died Oct. 22, 1874. 

their children were: 

Aaron, [704] b. Feb. 21, 1807; m. f^b. 21, 1836, Mrs. Hannah (Stacy) Burnhatn j 

d. March 10, 1880. 
Albert, [705] b. Oct. 9, 1810: m. Dec. 25, 1849, Elizabeth Edwards. 
Lucy, [706] b. July 17, 1813; m. July i, 1849, Aaron L. Burnhain. 
Jonathan, [707] b. March 5, 1820. He resided, 1883, in Essex, Mass. 

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William^ Cogswell, {yacob^, William'^, yohii^, William-, yohn^), 
son of Jacob-"^ [120] and Elizabeth (Eveleth) Cogswell, was born in 
Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married. Feb. 12, 1791, Mary 

Smith. They lived in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. Mr. Cogswell 
was lost in a hurricane in 1792, at St. Martin's, West Indies. 


Daniel, [708] b. Aug. 31, 1792; m. Feb. 14, 1822, ^ Sarah Co^e^sre/e// [6g^]; m. -Eunice 
Smith ; m. May 21, 1833, '■^Mercy Davis Randall ; d. March 21, 1863. 



Joseph^ Cogswell, {Samuel'\ William'^, yo/in^, Willianf-, yoJin^), 
son of Samuel'^ [129] and Elizabeth (Perkins) Cogswell, was born Jan. 

8, 1765, in Andover, Mass, He married . They lived in 

Enfield, N. H. 


Sarah, [709] b. Dec. 26, 1791. Joseph, [712] b. April 13, 1798. 

Betsey, [710] b. May 26, 1793. James, [713] b. Nov. 12, 1800. 

Lucy, [711] b. Dec. 29, 1795. 




Samuel'' Cogswell, {Samuel'', William^, yohn^, William"-, yohn^), 
son of Samuel^ [129] and Elizabeth (Perkins) Cogswell, was born Oct. 
23j 1767, in Andover, Mass. He married, July 1 1, 1793, Mary Eaton. 
She was born Aug. 27, 1764, in Reading, Mass. They resided in 
Andover, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died Feb. 23, 1835. Mrs. Cogswell 
died May 31, 1845. 


Mary, [714J b. Feb. 16, 1794. Slie died in cliildliood, Jan. 17, 1796. 
Sarah, [715] b. Aug. 8, 1795. SItc died, unmarried, Aug. 24, 1835. 
Samuel, [716] b. Dec. 27, 1797. He died, unmarried, Aug. 2, 1881. 
Thomas, [717] b. Oct. 30, 1799. He died in infancy, Nov. 12, 1800. 
Thomas, [718] b. Aug. 16, 1801 ; m. May 9, 1824, Elizabeth Swallow. 
Mary, [719] b. Dec. 14, 1807; m. June 17, 1836, Frederick Mason. 
Lucy, [720] b. Aug. 25, 1810. She lived, 1883, in Andover, Mass. 



Jaisies*^ Cogswell, {Samjiel-\ William'', yohn^, Wiliianr, John^), 
son of Samuel^ [129] and Elizabeth (Perkins) Cogswell, was born Jan, 
15, 1780, in Andover, Mass. He married, Sept. 14, 1806, Sarah Hara- 
doji, daughter of Isaac and Jemima G. Haradon. She was born Jan. 
22, 1784, in Roxbury, Mass. They resided in Boston, Mass, and 
removed, April 4, 1848, to Pleasant Valley, North Providence, R. I., 
where they died. Mr. Cogswell died April 4, 1862. Mrs. Cogswell 
died Sept. 26, 1862. 


Charles, [721] b. June 27, 1807; m. Aug. 21, 1845, Martha Mann Yeotnans j d. 

Dec. 31, 1863. 
James Perkins, [722] b. May 3, 1810. He died in early life, Nov. 27, 1833. 
Martha Maria, [723] b. April 28, 1817. Slie died in cliildliood, Sept. 17, 1818. 


James Cogswell and Sarah Haradon were married by Rev. Jonathan French, in Ando- 
ver, Mass. They both were members of the Charles Street Baptist Church, Boston, Mass., of 
which Rev. Daniel Sharp was the pastor. Mr. Cogswell carried on for many years the busi- 
ness of cabinet making. He himself assisted in making the organ that was placed in the 
First Baptist Church, in Providence, R. I., which is the oldest Baptist church in America. 
The same organ still remains in that church unless it has been removed since 1870. Mr. 
Cogswell has been spoken of as " straightforward in all his dealings, and conscientious in every 

James Per/cnis Cogszoell was a young man of mature Christian character and great prom- 
ise. His death was thus recorded in a Boston newspaper of 1833 : 

" In this city, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, after a short but painful illness, Mr. James P. 
Cogswell, in the twenty-fourth year of his age. Mr. Cogswell for several years has been a 
member of the church of our Lord Jesus Christ, and has adorned his profession by a well- 
ordered life and conversation. Although young, his Christian graces shone with a lustre that 
would have become an individual of riper years." 

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Thomas^ Cogswell, {Jolui', yolut^, yolui^, Williani^, yo/m^), son 
of John""' [134] and Sarah (Bartlett) Cogswell, was born March 3, 1766, 
in Haverhill, Mass. He married ^Lydia Harriman. She was born 


Feb. 19, 1772. They lived in Haverhill, Mass. She died April 20, 
18 10. Mr. Cogswell married, Dec. 25, 18 12, -Betsey Kimball. She was 
born July 18, 1770. They removed, about 1824, to Mount Vernon, Me., 
where he died, 1857. 


George, [724] b. April 15, 1791 ; m. Mary Sanborn. 

Ambrose, [725] b. Nov. 2, 1794. He died in childhood, Oct 1, 1796. 

Sarah Bartlett, [726] b. April 10, 1796; m. Samuel Foote; d. Nov. 19, 1835. 

Lydia, [727] b. Aug. 15, 1797; m. Nov. 19, 1826, James Russell ; d. Oct. 27, [861. 

Betsey, [728] b. March 3, 179); m. Samuel Philbrick ; d. Nov. 11, 1879. 

William, [729] b. Oct. 4, 1801; m. Jan. 15, 1828, ^Sophroma Lyford ; m. Oct. 9, 

1823, 'Abioail Church; d. March i, 1881. 
pRisciLLA, [730] b. July 5, 1803; m. May 15, 1825, Sa/nuel Chase. 
Ambrose, [731] b. April 14, 1805. He died in infancy, April 29, 1805. 
Mary, [732] b. Marcli 22, 1806. She died, unmarried, in Mount Vernon, Me. 
Aaron, [733] b. April 22, 1S08; m. March 31, 1833, Sarah Dolloffj d. Dec. 18, 1S61. 


Thomas Cogswell was a fanner and civil engineer. He owned the tarni which was pur- 
chased by the city of Haverhilh and occupied as a Poor Farm. He made the surveys for the 
Haverhill aqueduct, and for the turnpike from Ha\eihill to Boston. 


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JoHN*^ Cogswell, {yohiv\ yohn\ yo]in-\ William-, Johii^), son of 
John''^[134] and Sarah (Bartlett) Cogswell, was born Feb 8, 1759, i'"" 
Haverhill, Mass. He married, March 4, 1784, ElizabetJi Griffin. She 
was born in Bradford, and they resided in Haverhill, Mass. Mr. Cogs- 
well died Nov. 5, 1801. Mrs. Cogswell died Jan. 4, 1836. 

their children were: 

James, [734]. He died, unmarried, Feb. 12, 1866. 

Sarah, [735] b. Feb. 4, 1786; m. April 13, 1809, Moses French; d. Feb. r, 1826. 

Betsey, [736] b. June 28, 1789; m. .April 29, 1811, Samuel Chase; d. July 6, 1814. 

Robert, [737] b. March 12, 1791 ; m. July 5, 181 5, Mehitable Carwick; d. April 2, 1852. 

Hannah, [738] b. Dec. (9, 1797; m. Dec. 24, 1818, Sa?nuel Chase; d. Yeh. 21, 1824. 

John, [739] b. Feb. 22, 1799; m. Nov. 14, 1826, Caroline Dustiit. 

Si.x children died young; their names not given. 



Dea. Samuel Chase was chosen Deacon of the Centre Congregational Church, Haverhill, 
Mass., at its organization, Aug. 28, 1833. On the same day Rev. Joseph Whittlesey, of Conn., 
was installed the first pastor. Mr. Whittlesey resigned Feb., 1837. 


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Joseph Green'' Cogswell, {Francis^, Francis'^, yohifi, William'^, 
John^), son of Francis^ [138] and Anstice (Manning) Cogswell, was 
born Sept. 27, 1786, in Ipswich, Mass. He married, April 17, 18(2, 
Mary F Gilinan, daughter of Hon. John Taylor and Deborah (Fol- 
som) Oilman. She was born, 1786, in Exeter, N. H., where she died 
July 16, 1813, at her father's house. Prof. Cogswell died Nov. 26, 1871, 
in Cambridge, Mass. 


Joseph Green Cogswell had five sisters and one brother. All of whom, 
except one sister, Elizabeth Cogswell [ 347 J, died in early life. He attended 
school in Ipswich until fourteen years old ; then went a single term to Atkin- 
son Academy, and completed his preparation for college at Phillips Academy, 
Exeter, N. H. He graduated in 1806 from Harvard College. Rev. Jonathan 
Cogswell, D. D. [289], was of the same class. He studied law partly with 
Hon. Fisher Ames, of Dedham, and partly with Judge Prescott, the father of 
the historian, in Boston, Mass. 

Before completing his legal studies he made two voyages abroad, one to 
the East Indies, the other to the Mediterranean, visiting the port of Algiers, 
arriving home from his second voyage Jan., 181 1. Having been admitted to 
the bar, he married Miss Mary F. Gihnan, the third daughter of Hon. John 
Taylor Oilman, Governor of New Hampshire. Mr. Cogswell, with his young 
bride, went to reside in Belfast, Me., where they arrived July 16, 18 12. He 
opened a law office, and commenced the practice of his profession \ but the 
climate was too severe for Mrs. Cogswell, who, after a few months, returned 
to Exeter, where she continued to fail in health until she died, July 16, 18 13. 
Soon after, Mr. Cogswell was called to a Latin tutorship in Harvard College, 
gave up the practice of law, removed to Cambridge, Mass., and taught in the 
college for two years. 


In 1815 he sailed again for Europe, his companions in travel being George 
Ticknor and Edward Everett. He remained abroad, travelling widely, for four 
or five 3'ears, after which he returned, arriving in Boston Oct. 29, 1820. Dur- 
ing his absence, in 18 17, his mother died. Shortly after his return he received 
the appointment of Librarian and Professor of Mineralogy and Geology in 
Harvard College. 

In the autumn of 1823 Mr. Cogswell and Mr. George Bancroft, since 
known as a historian, established a school for the more thorough teaching of 
boys. This school was located at Round Hill, Northampton, Mass. It became 
incorporated as the "Round Hill Institution." In 1823 Mr. Cogswell was the 
sole Principal. The enterprise became involved, and after an existence of some 
ten years was abandoned in 1834. Mr. Cogswell accepted an appointment to 
take charge of a school in Raleigh, N. C, in May, 1834, where he remained 
until 1837. ^^ then sailed the fifth time for Europe, and upon his return, 
in 1838, he took up his residence in New York, and became the confidential 
adviser of Mr. John Jacob Astor in establishing the Astor Library. To this 
enterprise he became entirely devoted, making several trips to Europe for the 
purchase of books and to examine European libraries. 

After the death of Mr. Astor, in 1848, Mr. Cogswell received the appoint- 
ment of Superintendent of the Astor Library. This position he continued to 
fill until 1861, when he named a successor, and retired to Cambridge, Mass. 
He there spent the evening of his days in the quiet of his own home, near to 
the college he so much loved. In his later years he received the care and 
affectionate attentions of Rev. and Mrs. Haskins, who were family relatives, 
Mrs. Haskins being a niece of his lamented wife, of whom he was bereft when 
their married life had hardly begun. Mr. Cogswell, while living in Cambridge, 
made an occasional trip to New York, to visit the Astor Library and his numer- 
ous friends. He died at the age of eighty-five years, and was buried in Ipswich, 

Prof. Cogswell, in the course of his active and useful life, made nine trips to 
Europe. He was the real originator of the Astor Library in New York City, 
accomplished a great work for Harvard College, and was the prime mover in 
establishing and carrying forward the Round Hill School for ten years, where 
were educated some of the most eminent and literary men of that period. In 
1 83 1 a list of the students at Round Hill was published, and contained two 
hundred and ninety-three names. 

At the age of eighty-four years Mr. Cogswell remarks : " I have reason for 
gratitude to God. I am not sensible of any failure in my mental faculties, or 
coldness in my affections. My self-love has not increased, nor my love of 
friends diminished. The pleasures of active life are gone, but those of a tran- 
quil, contemplative one are all left to me." His death occurred on Sunday, 
Nov. 26, 187 1. 

An appropriate Memorial Volume of Prof. Joseph Green Cogswell, LL. D., 
was published in 1874 by Miss Anna E. Ticknor, in an edition of two hundred 
and twenty-two copies, for private distribution among friends. 


[From the Boston Evening Transcript .^, 

I N M P: iM OKI A M . 

J. G. c. 

Another beautiful life has come to its earthly close; 

Another earthly light is fixed as a star in the sky; 
Another patient toiler goes home to his long repose; 

Another lowly disciple goes up to his seat on high. 

The teacher, eager to learn, the master, modest and mild, 

Has gone, with his thirsty soul, to the wellspring of perfect truth. 

The old man, in whom to the last was seen the warm heart of a child, 
Xow drinks with the sons of God, from the fount of immortal vouth. 

Farewell I () teacher revered, wise-hearted companion and friend! 

Hail ! truly chcxsen of God to be one of the shining band, 
Who summon us by their lives to be faithful unto the end, 

Whose Exodus bids us arise and seek the immortal land. 

c. T. B. 


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William'' Cogswell, [Joseplr', Fjnncis^, John^, William'^, yohu^), 
son of Joseph^ [139] and Abigail (Patch) Cogswell, was bapt. July 3, 
1764, in Ipswich, Mass. He married, and resided in Portland, Me., 
where Capt. Cogswell died. He was the master of a vessel. 


Hannah, [739^?]. Joseph, \jz'^b']. 




Ebenezek*' Cogswell, {Josepli', Frauds'^, J ohivK William'^, yo/ni^), 
son of Joseph'^ [139 1 and Abigail (Patch) Cogswell, was bapt. April 5, 
1767, in Ipswich, Mass. He married, 1794, ^ MartJia Brown. She was 
born. 1769, in Hamilton, Mass. They lived in Ipswich, Mass Mrs. 
Martha (Brown) Cogswell died April 20, 1834 Mr. Cogswell married, 
Oct. 21, 1834, "^Mrs. Apliia {Brown) Caller, of Lynn, Mass. 



Ax INFANT, [740] who died in infancy, July 4, 1800. 

Anstice Manning, [741] b. Sept. 4, 1795; "i- J"^y 2, 1816, Oliver Appleton ; d. Jan. 

6, 1870. 
Sophia, [742] bapt. Marcli, 1796; m. Nov. 12, \%\'i, Joshua SinHli, of Ipswich, Mass. 
A DAUGHTER, [743] b. 179?. She died in childhood, March, 1800. 
Mary, [744] bapt. March, 1799; m. Daniel Hardy. 
Joseph, [745] b. 1800; m. 1826, Esther Baker. 
Ebenezer, [746] b. Aug. II, i8or ; m. Dec. 19, 1827, Elizabeth M. Buniluun ; d. 

June 22, 1881. 
Francis, [747] b. July 27, 1803; m. Aug. 10, 1833, Mrs. Nancy (Wallace) Ga_e;e. 
George, [748] m. Augusta Wallace. 

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Abigail*' Cogswell, {yoseph^, Frauds'^, yohifi, William", John^), 
daughter of Joseph-^ [139] and Abigail (Patch) Cogswell, was born 
Sept 3, 1776, in Ipswich, Mass. She married, May 24, 1797, Major 
yosluia Giddings. He was born in Hamilton, Mass. They resided in 
Ipswich, Mass. Mr. Giddings died Nov. 9, 185 i. Mrs. Giddings died 
Dec. 5, 185 I. 


William, b. Jan. 7, 1799; m. Dec, 1843, Elizabeth Brown ; d. Dec. 23, 1865. 

Anti, b. April 10, 1801. She died, unmarried, July 25, 1859. 

Charles., b. Jan. 23, 1804; m. March i, 1831, Charlotte Fellows ^ d. Jan. 4, 1880. 

David, b. July 24, 1806; m. June 7, 1842, Dorothy C. Trowbridge. 

Anstice, b. March 10, 1809; m. July 3, 1846, Ephraini Fellows., of Ipswich, Mass. 

George, b. Feb. 28, 1812; m. Sept. 25, 1843, Mary N. Tobey j d. March 15, 1853. 

Abby, b. June 30, 1814. 


William Giddings resided in Ipswich, Mass., where he died in 1865. 

Charles Giddings resided in Ipswich, Mass., but died at the house of his brother, David 
Giddings, in Fond du Lac, Wis. 

David Giddings, about 1832, became a pioneer settler in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. He was 
a civil engineer, and surveyed much of the land in Chicago, Green Bay, and that region. At 
the time of his marriage, in 1842, there was not a wheeled carriage in the country, so he took 
his bride home on an ox sled, and a happy time they had with their friends. Mr. Giddmgs 
was a prominent citizen, a man of wealth, and had a charming residence in Fond du Lac, Wis. 

George Giddings married his wife in .Sandwich, Mass., where they resided. After his death 
Mrs. Giddings resided in Ipswich, Mass. 


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Anna'' Cogswell, {yoscp]i\ Francis^, jfohn-^, William'-, yohn^), 
daughter of Joseph^ [139] and Abigail (Patch) Cogswell, was born 
Sept. 1 8, 1 78 1, in Ipswich, Mass, She married, Nov. 24, 1808, Lietit. 
Nathan Dodge, son of Jonathan and Mary (Brown) Dodge. He was 
born Sept. 18, 1776, in Hamilton, Mass., where they resided. Mrs. 
Dodge died Sept. i, 1840. Lieut. Dodge died Sept. 19, 1857. 


William^ b. Aug. 12, i8oy; m. Nov., 1830, Mehitable Brown. 
Martha Ann, b. March 19, 1813; m. Nov. 17, 1842, Orpheus Holmes. 
Ephraitn, b. Nov. 5, 1817. He died, unmarried, May 7, i860. 


Lieut. A'at/idii Dodi;f and J/u/u Cogswell were married by Kf\-. David T. Kimball, of 
Ipswich, Mass. 

William Dodge married Mehitable Brown, of Hamilton, Mass. 'I'hey resided for several 
years in Manchester, Mass., and in 1883, near Boston, Mass. 

Mr. and 3frs. Holmes lived in Hamilton, Mass. They had f(nir children : Anna, AUeai, 
Ksther, and Ella. Mr. Holmes was of Cambridge, Mass. 


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JUDITH&C0GSWEJ.L, {yereniialr', Nathaniel^, yolui^, William'^, yohn^)> 
daughter of Lieut. Jeremiah'^ [150] and Mehitable (Clement) Cogswell, 
was born Sept. 25, 1777, in Gilmanton, N. H. She married, March 16, 
1795, Ephraim Leavitt, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Merrill) Leavitt. 
He was born Oct 24, 1769, in Stratham, N. H. They resided in 
Chichester, N. H. Mrs. Leavitt died March 19, 1821. Mr. Leavitt 
died June 15, 1845. 


Mehitable, b. Dec. 17, 1795. She died in early life, Sept. 2O, 1820. 

Jeremy N. C, b. Dec. 6, 1797: m. March 13, 1823. Ruth Seavey ; d. Aug. 8, 1876. 

Samuel, b. March 2, 1799. He died in infancy, March 13, 1799- 

Ephraim Merrill, b. Feb. 19, 1800. He died in early manhood, March 20, 1820. 


Thomas Cogswell^ b. March 21, 1802; m. x'f^zi^Jane Robinson : d. Feb., 1868 
Julia, b. Jan. 12, 1804. She died in early life, April 4, 1824. 
Eliza Payson, b. Jan. 25, 1806. She died in infancy, Jan. 13, (807. 
Dorothv Frost, b. Nov. 6, 1807. She died in girlhood, April 12, 1820. 
Dudley, b. May 18, 1810; m. a French lady ; d. 1846. 
Sarah, b. Jan. 22, 1812: m. Sept.. 1832. Stephen Mills. 


Ephratin Leavitt was a teacher, and held various town otiices. He married, Oct., 1S22, 
"-Abigail Piper, of Stratham, N. H. They had two children: Ephraim Piper, h. July 30, 1824 ; 
d. May, 1835. Julia Badger, b. July 29, 1826; m. 1846 or 1847, Stephen Sibley. 

Augustus Leavitt, Esq.. son of Jeremy N. C. Leavitt. was born Oct. 9, 1825, and resided, 
1883, in Chichester, N. H. 


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Jeremiah^ Cogswell, {yeremialf, Nathaniel^, yoh)i^, William^, 
yoh/i^), son of Lieut. Jeremiah^ [150] and Mehitable (Clement) Cogs- 
well, was born Nov. 2, 1782, in Gilmanton, N. H. He married, June 
12, 1805, Rebecca Green, daughter of Ephraim Green. She was born 
in Haverhill, Mass. They resided in Pittsfield, N. H. Mr. Cogswell 
died Aug. 9, 1806. 


Rebecca, [749] b. Jnly i, 180G. She died in infancy, Sept. 8, 1806. 




MARYf^ Cogswell, {yeremiah^, Nathaniel'^, yoht", William^, yohn^), 
daughter of Lieut. Jeremiah'^ [150] and Mehitable (Clement) Cogswell, 
was born Nov. 19, 1787, in Gilmanton, N. H. She married, Nov. 6, 
1805, Dea. Micajah Osborne, son of Jacob and Abigail Osborne. He 
was born June 2, 1785, in Loudon, N. H. They resided in Gilmanton, 
N. H., until about 1858, when they removed to Spencer Grove, Benton 
Co, Iowa, where they died. Mr. Osborne died Aug. 21, 1864. Mrs. 
Osborne died March 26, 1870. 


Elizabeth Mehitable^ b. Nov. i, 1806: m. May 26, 1831, Saiiniel Sylvester. 
JeremiaJi Cosgivell, b. Nov. 6, 1808: m. March 8, 1834, Lucy Vandorn; d. Sept. 11, 

Nathaniel Procto?; b. July 12, 1810; m. 1848, Mary Diver; d. Oct. 20, 1883. 
Hannah Badger., b. Oct. 19, 181 2; m. 1834, Joseph M. Kenny. 
Mary An//,h. Jan. 5, 1815; m 1838, ^Trne IV. Roby ; m. '^Charles Knowlton j d. 

Dec. 3, 1865, in Marysville, Iowa. 
John Simeon., b. March 3, 1818; m. 1841, ^ Eliza J. Pierce ; m. '^Eannie L. Gilman. 
William Micajah., b. Feb. 23, 1820; m. 184S, ^Sarah A. Rose; m. ; d. 

Dec. 2, 1870. 
Moses Cogswell., b. Dec. 8, 1822; m. 1849, Maria Sands ; d. Feb. i, 1856. 
Judith Abigail, b. Jan. r, 1825: m. 1848, Abner X. Speficer. 
Martha S., b. Api^il 8, 1827; m. 1851, Elbridge J. Bunker. 

Thomas E., b. May 28, 1828; m. July, 1854, ^Eliza J. Merrill ; m. Hfa>y Eitz. 
Erancis S.., b. Aug. 12, 1830. He died in infancy, Dec. 16, 1830. 

Micajah Osborne was a Deacon in the Baptist Church in Gilmanton, N. H. 

Elizabeth M. Osborne married Samuel Sylvester, son of Adam and Elizabeth (Newmarch) 
Sylvester. He was born Sept. 7, 1799, in Newbur3-port, Mass. They resided in West New- 
bury, Mass. He was a comb maker. They had two children, viz. : Eliza Boyd, b. July 21, 
1833; ni. Julv, 1868, Hon. Orville R. Leonard; they resided in Nevada. George Perkins, b. 
Dec. 14, 1S37 ; enlisted in the Union Army at the commencement of the Rebellion ; was First 
Lieutenant, and while acting as Captain in the Ninth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, 
was wounded on the twelfth dav of the battle of the Wilderness, and died June 5, 1864, in 
Washington, D. C. 

Jeremiah C. Osborne lived and died in Ugden, N. Y. He was a farmer and a member of 
a Freewell Baptist Church. His only son, Wesley H. Osborne, Esq., and his only daughter 
resided in the same place. 

A^athaniel P. Osborne resided in Rochester, N. Y. He was a merchant. He had a 
daughter, Mary Cogswell, and a son, Wesley H., who resided in Churchville, N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenny resided, 18S3, in Jesup, Iowa. Thev had hve children. Two of 
their sons died in the War of the Union. 

John S. Osborne lived, 1883, in Gilmanton Iron Works. He was a farmer, and had three 
sons and three daughters. 

William Micajah graduated from Dartmouth Medical College in 1845. He practised 
his i^rofession in Shelbyville, 111. He started on a trip to Texas for his health, and died on 
the way, Dec. 21, 1870. He left four children. 

Moses Cogstoell Osborne graduated from Dartmouth Medical College in 1845 and com- 
menced practice in Vandalia, 111. He died and left no children. 

Mr. and Mrs. Spencer resided, 1S83, in .S]7encer Grove, Iowa. Tliey had two sons and two 

Mr. and .Mrs. Bnnker resided, 18S3, in Kasson, Minn. They had one son and two 

. Thomas F. Osborne resided, 1883, in Walker, Iowa. His children were: Moses C, b. 
Dec. 18, 1856, m. 1879, Hattie M. Strickland, studied medicine, graduated from the State 
University, Iowa City, in 1882, and practised his profession in Iowa ; Sarah M., b. Sept. 25, 
1859, m. 1878, Frank D. Evans; John W., b. May 9, 1861 ; Edward E., b. Nov. 26, 1S63 ; 
Mary C, b. May 12, i866; Dora F., b. July 18, 1S70. 


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Nathaniel'' Cogswell, {TJiomas'\ Natluxnich, yohn-\ Williavi^, 

Jolin^), son of Hon. Thomas'' [152] and Ruth (Badger) Cogswell, was 

born Jan. 19, 1773, in Haverhill, Mass. He was unmarried, and died 
in the prime of manhood. 

Nathaniel Cogswell graduated from Dartmouth College in 1794. Stud- 
ied law with Ebenezer Smith, Esq., of Durham, N. H. Upon being admitted 
to the bar, Mr. Cogswell entered upon the practice of his profession, 1805. in 
Gilmanton, N. H. Subsequently he made a tour of Europe. He had letters 
of introduction to persons of distinction in London. His fine person, genial 
nature, and attractive manners made him a favorite in society. Upon his 
return to this country he opened, 1808, a law office in Newburyport, Mass. 
He was on the staff of Major-Gen. Bricket. His passion for military life led 
him to accept a General's commission in the Spanish Patriot Army, Mexico. 
Gen. Cogswell died, Aug., 18 13, at the Rapids of Red River, La. 



Judith'' Cogswell, ( Fhomas^, Nathaniel'^, John^, Williavi^, yoJiii^), 
daughter of Hon. Thomas-^ [152] and Ruth (Badger) Cogswell, was 
born March 13, 1776, in Haverhill, Mass. She married, March 22, 
1798, Nathaniel Upliaui, a son of Rev. Timothy and Hannah (Gookin) 
Upham. He was born June 9, 1774, in Deerfield, N. H. They resided 
in Gilmanton, Deerfield, and Rochester, N. H. Hon. Nathaniel Upham 
died July 10, 1829. Mrs. Upham died April 30, 1837. 


Thomas Cogswell, b. Jan. 30. 1799; m. 1825, Phehe Lord j d. April 2, 1.S72. 
Xathaiiiel Gookin, b. Jan. 8, 1801 ; m. Oct. 28, 1829, ^Elisabeth W^atts Lord ; m. Sept., 

1834, ^Eljsa White Bu7'nham J d. Dec. n, 1S69. 
Mary, b. Sept. 16, 1802: m. Oct. 2, 1823, ^Hon. David Barker ; m. Nov. 30, 1835, 

"^Ebeii Coe, Esq. 

1 84 

Alfred, b. July 27, 1804; m. Sophia Henderson ; rl. Nov. 16, 1878. 
Timothy,.\). March 15, 1807. He died, unmarried, Aug. 7, 1843. 
Joseph Badger, h. Dec. 11, 1808; m. May 8, 1833, Sarah Chase Currier. 
Judith Ahnira, b. March 26, 181 1 ; m. June 20, 1831, Hon. James Bell. 
Hantiah Elizabeth., b. Dec. 18, 1813. She died in infancy, March 8, 1814. 
Ruth Cogswell, b. April 15, 181 5; m 1836, Dr. John M. Berry ; d. May 2, 1869. 
Francis Williamy b. Sept. 10, 181 7; m. ^Elizabeth Brewer; m. '^Elizabeth R. Kendall. 
Albert Gallatin, b. July 10, 1819. He died, unmarried, June 16, 1847. 

Nathaniel'^ Upham, (Timothy^\ 2)'mot/iy^, Fhineas'^, Phineas'^, Phineas"^. 
John^, born 1597, in England)., son of Rev. Timothy Uphain, was in person a 
man six feet and four inches in height, well proportioned, perfectly erect, and 
of most commanding presence. He was successful in business and took an 
active part in public affairs. He was elected to the State Legislature in 1807-8, 
and 1808-9, ^^'^s ^ member of the Governor's Council in 181 1 and 1812, and 
was Collector of the direct tax in his district in 1813. Mr. Upham was nomi- 
nated for Representative to the National Congress in 1814; was renominated 
in 18 1 6, and chosen by a large majority. He took his seat Dec. 6, 18 17, as 
a member of the Fifteenth Congress in the House of Representatives. He 
was twice re-elected, and having served six 3'ears, he declined a further re- 
election. The Seventeenth Congress closed its session March 3. 1823, and 
Mr. Upham bade ndieu to Congress and public life to retire to the quiet of his 
own village and the enjoyment of his family and pleasant home. For a fuller 
biography of Hon. Nathaniel Upham, vid. Notices of John Upham and 

Mrs. Judith (Cogswell^ Uphaini was an only daughter. The date of her 
birth is given oy some March 9, instead of March 13, 1776. She has been 
described in person as " five feet eleven inches high, hair dark brown, fore- 
head high, nose Grecian, mouth small, eyes blue, complexion fair, form full 
and well proportioned, and her voice peculiarly melodious." She was gen- 
erously endowed intellectually, and possessed of a benevolent heart. She 
appreciated and greatly admired the works of Addison, Scott. Goldsmith. 
Cowper, and Beattie. One of Mrs. Upham's gifted sons has embalmed lier 
features and personal grace in the following lines : 

"Now oft in solitude^s creative hour 
When thought and feeling owtt a quickened poiuer, 
I sit in pensive silence and retrace 
Each well-known feature, each attractive grace ; 
Her silent grief when those she loved went zarong, 
Her smile, her kindly words, her voice of song. 
All else may fail, all other Joys may die 
And leave the fount of hope and feeling dry ; 
But life nor death shall from my bosom tear 
A mother's looks, her kindness, and her care." 


Timothy Upham, father of Hon. Nathaniel Upham, was born Feb. 20, 1S48, in Maiden, 
Mass. He graduated in 1768 from Harvard College, and was Pastor of the Congregational 
Church in Deerfield, N. H., from 1772 to his death, Feb. 21, 181 1. 

Mrs. Hannah {Gookiii) Upham, mother of Hon. Nathaniel Upham, was the daughter of 
Rev. Nathaniel and Love (Wingate) Gookin. She was born April 22, 1754, in North Hamp- 
ton, N. H., and was a lineal descendant of Major-Gen. Daniel Gookin {Haniiafi\ Rev. 
Nathaniel^, Kev. Nathaniel^, Kev. Nathaniel'^, Major-Gen. DanieP Gookin), who was born, 
1612, in Kent, England. Mrs. Hannah Upham died Aug. 4, 1797. Mention is made of her 
as a person of "great phvsical and mental activity." Her tastes were refined, her disposition 
gentle, and her piety fervent. \ simple stone marks her final restiag-place, which bears this 
inscription : 


Consort of the REV. TIMOTHY UPHAM, 

Who departed this life Aug. 4, 1797, 

In the 44th Year of her Age." 

"If truth, love, virtue, eacli attractive grace 
That warms the Jieart, or animates the face. 
If tears, or sighs, or ardent prayers could save 
The kind, the generous from the silent grave, 
Then death, 7-elentless, must have lost his prey. 
And with it lost his cruel power to slay 
One who shall rise and shine in realms above. 
Forever happy in her Sa7>iour\'; love.'''' E. C. W. 


Thomas Cogswell Upham, the eldest child of Hon. Nathaniel and Judith (Cogswell) 
Upham, was born in Deerfield, N. H. He graduated in 1818 from Dartmouth College, and 
in 1821 from Andover Theological Seminary. He was assistant teacher of Hebrew in the 
Seminary, and from 1823 to 1824 Colleague Pastor of the Congregational Church in Roches- 
ter, N. H. Rev. Mr. Upham for forty-two years, 1825-1867, was Professor of Mental and 
Moral Philosophy, and Instructor in Hebrew in Bowdoin College, Me. He married Phebe 
Lord, of Kennebunkport, Me., a lady of great loveliness of character. They had no children, 
but adopted several. Prof. Upham died April 2, 1872, in New York. His published works 
are numerous and also deeply spiritual and suggestive. Prof. Upham published a Transla- 
tio7i of Jahn''s Biblical Archceology; Manual of Peace; Elements of Mental Philosophy; Out- 
lines of Disordered Mental Action; Life and Religious Experience of Madame Guvon; Life of 
Faith; Principles of Interior or IIidde7i Life; Treatise o?t the Will; Ratio Disciplines; Treatise 
on Divine Union: Religiojts Maxims; Life of Madame Catherine Adorna; Letters ^Esthetic, 
Social, and Moral. Written from Europe, Egypt, and Palestine: Method of Praver: and The 
Absolute Religion. 


Nathaniel G. Upham, son of Hon. Nathaniel and Judith (Cogswell) Upham, was born 
in Deerfield, N. H. He married ^Elizabeth Watts Lord, daughter of Nathaniel and Phebe 
(Walker) Lord. She was born March 23, 1810, in Kennebunkport, Me. They resided in 
Concord, N. H. Mrs. Upham died Aug. 17, 1833. Judge Upham married '^Eliza W. Burn- 
ham, daughter of Rev. Abraham Burnham, D. D. She was born Feb. 21, 18 13, in Pembroke, . 
N. H. They resided in Concord, N. H. Hon. Nathaniel G. Upham, LL. D., both in ability 

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and poslti..n, was one c.f the first ..en in New Hampshire. He died Dec. n, .869. Mrs. Eliza 
W. Upham died April 14, 1SS2. 


Elizabeth Lord, b. Aug. 18, ,830: m. May i, 1850, Hon. Joseph B. Walker, A. M. 
Nathaniel Lord, b. April 28, 1833; m. June 5, 1861, Annie H. Janeway. 


Francis Abraham, b. Sept. 17, 1S37 ; d. April 3, 1867. 
Mary White, b. April 19, 1843; d. Sept. 10, 1S44. 

The following is from a Concord paper in 1S82 : t?,,, Abr;, 

" The late Mrs N. G. Upham of this city bequeathed the portrait of her father. Rev. Abra- 
ham Burnhlm, D.V)., who was pastor of the Congregational Church in Pembroke f-in March 
. 1808 to Sept. 21. 1852, to the New Hampshire Historical Society. Mrs. Upham also pi o- 
7idedfo thepaintin.of apictureof her husband, to be placed in the gallery of the above 
organization. Judg^ Upham was three vears President of the New Hampshire Historical 

'""%L^.M Z<W C7f/nu. married lion. JosepJ, B. Walkrr, of Concord, N. H., a descendant 
of Rev. Timothy Walker, the first pastor of that town from .730 to his death, in J?^^- 

Xatkanirl Lord Upham graduated from Dartmouth College in 1853, travel ed >" ^--1 
with his father on business for the United States Covernment, graduated fvom Andm^ 
Theological Seminary in 1858, settled as pastor in Manchester. Vt., and subsequentlv in New 

"^''' d"vvid Barker, who married Mary Upham, was the son of Col. David Barker. He was 
born Tan. 8, 1797, in Stratham, N. H. He graduated from Harvard College m ,M 5 studied 
aw Juh T^hifp. Hale, Esq.. of Rochester, N. .... where in 18,9 he opened an office and 
resided. Mr. Barker rose rapidlv to eminence in his profession and became ijromm nt m the 
Lellature of New Hampshire. He was an original member of the New Hampshire His 
torSal Societv. In 1827 he was chosen Representative to the Twentieth Congress from he 
It froi which his father-in-law had been three times elected. Mr. Barker died Apnl i. 
IC For a biographical sketch of Hox. Davh, Barker. vuI. New Hampshire Col- 

'"""''Zll^^-^Upham^ Barker married V,J.n C; K.p, and they resided in Bangor, Me. 


David Alexander, b. Aug. 7, 1824; d. July 17, 1838. -u.naor Me • 

Marv Upham. b. Sept. 5, 1826; m. Nov. 15, 1846, Kben S. Coe ; they resided m Bangoi, Me. , 
she died March 27, 1849. 


Thomas Upham, b. Dec. 8, .837 ; m. May 23, .867. Sarah Hawthorn ; thev resided in Ban- 

gor, Me., and had one son, Dudley, b. Dec. 31, 1873. 
Hetty Smith, b. Nov. 27, 1839 ; d. May 13, 1842. 

M FRED UPHAM was a phvsician for many years in New York Citv. Dr. C. W. Upham. 

his onlv son, resided, 1883. No. 39 East Fourth Street, New York 

loSEPH B. UPHAM resided in Portsmouth, N. H. Vui. [388] Memoranda 

HON. JAMES BELL was a son of Hon. Samuel Bell. He was born m Chester. N. L 

Mr. Bell filled a high position in the State, and was a member of the U. S. Senate. Aftei 

his death Mrs. .Sell resided in E.xeter, N. H. 


Dr. and Mrs. Berry resided in Great Falls, X. IL 'riicir daiii^liter, Mrs. J. ('. Tlionii)- 
son, resided, 1883, 1407 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Francis W. Uph.\m was an author. He resided, 1883, No. 44 West Thirty-fifth .Street, 
New York. 

Albert Gallatin Ufham was the youngest child of Hon. Nathaniel and Judith (Cogs- 
well) Upham. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1840, studied medicine with his 
brother. Dr. Timothy Upham, of Waterford, N. Y., attended medical lectures in Albany and 
Castleton, and received m the latter institution, 1842, the appointment of Professor of Patho- 
logical Anatomy. Dr. Upham sailed for Europe in the autumn of 1842, to prosecute his 
studies in Paris, where he remained until the spring of 1S44; then making a tour of the Con- 
tinent, he returned in September and settled, 1844, as a physician in Boston, Mass., where he 
died, after a brief illness, June 16, 1S47. His death was a great sorrow to family friends, and 
a great loss to the medical profession. Oct. 22, 1845, Dr. Upham published a family history 
entitled "Notices of John Upham and his Descendants." For a biographical sketch 
of Albert Gallatin Upham, M. D., vid. Historical and Genealogical Register, 
Vol. I., pp. 365-8. 




Thomas'^ Cogswell, {Thomas^, Nathaniel'', yoJin^, William'^, JoJin^), 
son of Hon. Thomas^ [ 152 ] and Ruth (Badger) Cogswell, was born 
Nov. II, 1 78 1, in Gilmanton, N H. He married yuditJi Cogszvell 
[420], daughter of John [163] and Abiah (Moody) Cogswell. She was 
born March 10, 1783, in Canterbury, N. H. They resided in Gilman- 
ton, N. H., and in Lutlow, now Albany, Vt. Lieut. Cogswell died 
Oct. 26, 18 1 3. She died March 10, 1864. 


Charles, [750] b. Feb. 19, 1800; m. Alnieda Wilson; d. June 8, 1873. 

Ruth B., [751] b. Dec. 30, 1802; m. Joseph Otis; d. Jan. 24, 1840. 

Hannah P., [752] b. Dec. 31, 1804; m., IVIay, 1835, Timothy Taylor; d. Oct., 1864. 

Thomas Jefferson, [753] b. Sept. 5, 1806; m. Dec. 26, 1844, Ruth McComiell ; 

d. April, 1857. 
Julia Ann, [754] b. Oct. 19, 1808; m. Jan. 8, 1835, Benjamin Rice; d. March 22, 1880. 
Janette p., [755] b. Feb. 26, 1811 ; m. May 30, 1852, Edward B. Stickney. 
Judith C. [756] b. April 23, 1813; m. March, 1831, '^ Miles Bowles ; m. July, 1848, 

-Frank Snow ; d. Aug. 28, 1868. 


Thomas Cogswell was in the War of 1812. He was a lieutenant under Major-Gen. Wade 
Hampton, and was killed Oct. 26, 1813, in the battle of Chatcaugay, X. Y. Mrs. Cogswell 
married, Feb. 17, 1819, -John Taylor. Vid. Jitpith Cogswell [420]. 

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William'' Cogswell, (Thomas'', Nathaniel'^, yoh)i\ Williani^, yolui"), 
son of Hon. Thomas''' [152] and Ruth (Badger) Cogswell, was born 
Nov. I, 1784, in Gilmanton, N. H. He married, May 7, \%\^, Mary 
Dudley, daughter of Darling and Aitil Dudley. She was born Feb. 
28, 1798, in Guilford, Ct. They resided in Pittsford, N. Y. Capt. 
Cogswell died Jan. i, 1853, in Rochester, N. Y. Mrs. Cogswell died 
March 31, 1876, in Attica, N. Y. 


Mary A., [757] b. Nov. 25, 1819; m. Aug. 14, 1 .S43 fames G. Shepard; cl. Dec. ig, 1876. 
Charlotte, [757^:] b. Jan. 6, 1822. She died in infancy, Oct., 1822. 
William Francis, [758] b. Sept. 26, 1824; m. Oct. i, 1851, Martha Breck. 
Nathaniel Upham, [759] b. Aug. 14, 1827. He died in early life, Dec. 7, 1848. 
Ellen A., [760] b. July 2T, 1841 ; m. Oct. 4, 1865, William H. WrigJif. Esq. 


William Cogs'well was .1 faniiev. He held the cormiii.ssion of Captain in the War of 1S12. 



Francis^ Cogswell, {Thomas'", Nathaniel^, yoh?i-\ Williavfi, JoJifO), 
son of Hon. Thomas^ [152] and Ruth (Badger) Cogswell, was born 
April 24, 1787, in Gilmanton, N. H. He was unmarried, and died Dec. 
8, 1 81 2, in Piatt sburg, N. Y. 


Francis Cogswell fitted for college under the instruction of Andrew 
Mack, Esq., Preceptor of Gilmanton Academy, and the Rev. Dr. Wood, of 
Boscawen. Mr. Cogswell graduated in the class of 181 1, a classmate of Rev. 
William'' Cogswell, D. D. [ 411 J. After graduating he was a teacher for a short 
time in Tappahannock, Va., but soon after entered the army in the War of 
1812, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant, July 6, 1812, in the Eleventh 
United States Infantry Regiment. Lieut. Cogswell died in the service Dec. 
8, 1812. 





Pearson*^ Cogswell, {Thomas'', Nathanii-/^, yohfv\ Williaiii^, yohn^), 
son of Hon. Thomas^ [152] and Ruth (Badger) Cogswell, was born 
Feb. 14, 1790, in Gilmanton N. H. He married, April 9, 181 1, Mary 
SiniiJi Badger, daughter of Major Peaslee and Lydia (Kelly) Badger. 
She was born Sept. 13, 1790, in Gilmanton, N. H., where they resided 
until about 1840, when they removed to Northwood, N. H., where, hav- 
ing survived all his children, Hon. Pearson Cogswell died, Aug. 18, 



Hannah Pearson, [761] b. May 21,1812; m. Le-ans La Ma ire ; d. Jan. 3, 1.S40. 
Cynthia Parkish, [762] b. Feb. iS, 1815. .She died, unmarried, Dec 31, 1841. 
Sophia Currier, [763] b. May 11, 1.S17; m. Epliraim Tibbitts, Esq.; d. March 10, 

Judith Upham, [764] b. April iS, 1X20; m. April 2S, 1846, George VV. McCoitnell. 
Mary Caroline, [765] b. March 17, 1822. She died in childhood, Oct. 24, 1.S30. 
Thomas Badger, [766] b. April 11, [824. He died in childhood, Dec 8, 1826. 
Annette Eastman Sterling, [767] b. Nov. 13, 1828. She died young, Dec. 24, 1843. 
Charlotte Helen, [768] b. May 13, 1830. She died young, March 19, 1849. 


Pearson Cogswell was appointed Colonel of the State JVLilitia, chosen 
Representative to the State Legislature four years, elected State Senator in 
1823 and in 1824 for District No. 6, and was one of the Joint Committee of 
the Legislature in 1823 to inform Hon. Levi Woodbury of his election as Gov- 
ernor of New Hampshire. Hon. Pearson Cogswell was appointed in 1824 
United States Marshal of the District Court of New Hampshire, and resigned 
his place in the State Senate to accept the IVTarshalship, which he held for 
twelve years through the administrations of Presidents James IVIonroe. John 
Quincy Adams, and Andrew Jackson. Subsequently Col. Cogswell removed 
to Northwood, N. H., and practised law until his death. 


Lewis La Maire was born in (jennanv. He was a teacher of JVfusic and the .Modern 
T>anguages in Boston, Mass. 

Ephraim Tibbitts, Esq., resided m Northwood, N. H. 

Mary Caroline Cogsivell [765 ] was burned tf) death by her clothes taking fire. 


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Frederic'' Cogswell, {Thomas'-', Nathaniel'^, yohir", William'^, 
yohn^), son of Hon. Thomas'^ [152] and Ruth (Badger) Cogswell, was 
born March 23, 1792, in Gilmanton, N. H. He married. May 18, 18 17, 
Hannah Rogers Peavey, daughter of Col. Anthony and Elizabeth 
Peavey. She was born Oct. 2, 1801, in Farmington, N. H. They 
resided in Gilmanton, but removed to Tamworth, N. H , where Mrs. 
Cogswell died July 9, 1853. Rev. Mr. Cogswell died July, 1857, at the 
house of his son in Memphis, Tenn. 


Mary Adeline, [769] b. July 19, 1818; m. Tobias Roberts; d. Nov. 2, 1849, in Cuba. 
Ruth Matilda, [770] b. March 3, 1821 ; m. June 9, 1844, Warren Rowell. 
Thomas Jefferson, [771] b. Jan 25, 1823; m. April 14, 1850, Anna M. Ha?nniett. 
Frederic Madison, [772] b. Dec. 25, 1827; m. Sept. 27, 1854, Celia V. Bond. 
Anthony Peavey, [773] b. July 16, 1829; m. July i, 1859, Laura Hear nes. 
Hannah M., [774] b. Nov. 21, 1830; m. Jan. i, 1852, Ezra Hobbs ; d. May 25, 1872. 
Elizabeth Ann, [775] b. July 12, 1832; m. Edward P. Wait. 
Judith Frances Upham, [776] b. Feb. 14, 1834; m. Tobias Roberts j d. Aug. 20, 1875. 

Frederic Cogswell was a minister. Me preached in Harnstead, Alton, Allenstown, 
N. IL, and various otlier places. He made preaching tours in comjjany with his cousin, Rev. 
Joseph Badger, and with his brothers-in-law. Revs. John L. and Edward H. Peavey. Mrs. 
Cogswell was also a preacher. There were seven of her father's family who were ministers of 
the Gospel. After Mrs. Cogswell's death Rev. Mr. Cogswell made a journey through some 
of the Western and Southern States, preaching, as he had strength, the truths of the Gospel 
which he loved. 

Thomas J. Cogswell [771 ] married the daughter of Capt. John Hammett, of Kentuckv. 
They resided in Memphis, Tenn. Mr. Cogswell was the proprietor of the Phoenix Hotel in 
that city. He afterwards removed to Hot Springs, Ark., where he was proprietor of the 
Phoeni.x House. 


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Sophia^ Cogswell, {Amos'\ Nathaniel^, Johii\ William-, John^), 
daughter of Hon, Araos"'' [156] and Mrs. Lydia (Wallingford) Cogswell, 
ne'e Baker, was born July 20, 1786, in Dover, N. H. She married, 


Oct. 28, 1804, yacob M. Cuiricr, Esq. She was his second wife. They 
resided in Dover, N. H., where Mrs. Currier died, Sept. rS, 18 17. 


Elizabeth.^ b. Oct. 7, 1805; m. Nov., 1826, Joseph G. Moody ; cl. July 15, 1833. 

Sophia, b. April ro, 1807. She died in early life, Oct. 19, 1835. 

Sarah Chase, b. Nov. 18, 1808; m. May 8, 1833, Joseph B. Upliain. 

Harriet Amanda, b. Nov. 30, 181 r ; m. Dec. 27, 1836, Joint Morris; d. Oct 9, 1844. 

Jacob Morrill .^ b. Feb. 11, 1S14; m. 1844, Emily Johnson j d. Oct. 20, 1844. 

Jacob M. Cukrier, Esij., was a merchant in Dover, X. II. 

Joseph G. Moody, who married Elizal)eth Currier, was of Augusta, Me. Thev had two 
children, viz. : Maria Elizabeth and (leorge. After Mrs. Moody's deatli in 1S33, Mr. Moody 
married and resided in Boston, Mass. 

Joseph Badger i'phain, son of Hon. Xathaiiicl and Judith (Cogswell) Uphani [ 380 J, who 
married Sarah Chase Currier, was a merciiant in Portsmouth, N. H., and for some vears Col- 
lector of the I'nited States Custom House in that city. Thev had two children: Sarah A., 
b. .Sept. 12, 1835, d. April 9, 1839 ; and Joseph Hadger, b. Dec. 25, 1S40, graduated from Bow- 
doin College in 1S61, and was under appointment, 18S3, as Engineer in the United States Navy. 

[ohii Morris, of New \'ork, married Harriet A. Currier. They resided in Brooklyn, 
N. v. They had two children : Amanda Currier, h. Nov. 26, 1S40; m. Aug. 8, 1864, Bradbury 
L. Cilley, a graduate of Harvard College in 185S. Mr. Cilley was a teacher in Philli])s Acad- 
emy, E.xeter, N. H. Mr. and Mrs. Cilley had: Erank Morris, b. Dec. 12, 1866. Lavinia, b. 
Sept. 13, 1868; d. Dec. 4, 1876. Robert Longfellow, b. Dec. 17, 1870; d. Dec. [3, 1871. 
Gilbert Longfellow, b. 1873; d. .Vpril 5, 1876. Harriet Agues, b. Jan. 3, 1844; d. Jan. 26, 

Jacob Morrill Currier married Eniilv [ohnson. They had children: a son who died in 
infancy; and Emilv, wdio married, 1863, Thomas E. Jordan, of Bensacola, Ela., where her 
parents both died. 




Francis^ Cogswell, (Amos-'', Nathaniel^, yoJiti^, William'^, yoJui"), son 
of Hon. Amos^ [156] and Mrs. Lydia (Wallingford) Cogswell, iiec Baker, 
was born April i6, [790, in Dover, N. H He married, March 7, 1820, 
Mrs. ElizabctJi {Smith) Tibbitts, daughter of Joseph and Judith (Bell) 
Smith, and the widow of John G. Tibbitts. She was born May 20, 
1794, in Dover, N. H. They resided in Boscawen, N. H., but removed 
in [868 to Blooming Prairie, Minn, where Mrs. Cogswell died, Jan. 24, 
1876. In 1878 Mr. Cogswell went to reside with his son, George W. 
Cogswell [781 J, in Goodwin, Dakota Territory, where he died Oct. 22, 
1 881. Mr. and Mrs. Cogswell lie buried side by side in Aurora, Minn. 



LvDiA Baker, [777] b. April 12, 1821. She died in infancy, Aug. 27, 1S21. 
Sophia Currier, [778] b. June 9, 1S22; m. Aug. 9, 1842, Samuel W. Brown. 
Amos, [779] b. Sept. 29, 1824; m. 1848, ^Hannah Irene Clark; m. Dec. 14, 1872, 

^Mrs. Lucinda M. Dunning; m. ^ . 

Lydia Baker, [780] b. Jan. 19, 1827. She died in childhood, Dec. 26, 1829. 
George Wallingford, [781] b. June 3, 1829; m. April 11, 1868, Sitney J. Clark. 
Lydia Baker, [782] b. March 7, 1832; m. George W. Mitchell ; d. Sept. i, 1861. 
AxNETTE Frances, [783] b. June 5, 1834. She was a teacher in New York City. 
Joseph Smith, [784] b. Oct. 29, 1836; m. Oct. 8, 1864, ^Mary F. Darrah ; m. Feb. 

23, 1870, -Ellen Victoria Hart. 

Francis Cogswell was admitted to Dartmouth College in 1808. Me remained a student 
there until 181 1, when he entered the law office of Hon. George W. Wallingford, in Kenne- 
bunk, Me. He commenced the practice of law 1816, in Alfred, Me., but removed and opened 
an office, 1818, in Boscawen, X. H. After some years he relinquished his profession and gave 
himself to farming. Mr. Cogswell was almost ninety-two years old at the time of his death. 

Mrs. Cogswell was a granddaughter of the heroic Capt. Frederic M. Bell, who led a com- 
pany from Dover, N. H., in the battle of Stillwater in 1777, and fell in the action. Mr. and 
Mrs. Cogswell had other children who died in infancy, whose names are not given. 




Abigail^ Cogswell, {Anios^\ Nathaniel'^, Johi^, Willianfi, yohn^), 
daughter of Hon. Amos'^ [156] and Mrs. Lydia (Wallingford) Cogswell, 
ne'e Baker, was born Oct. 29, 1791, in Dover, N. H. She married, July 2, 
1 82 1, Dr. Burleigh Smart They resided in Kennebunk, Me., where 
Mrs. Smart died, June 21, 1827. Dr. Smart died April 6, 1852. 


Irving Wallingford, b. IVlarch 21, 1823. 

Martha Abigail, b. Feb. 26, 1825 ; m. July 13, 1852, Henry Wenzell ; d. March 15, 1856. 


Irving W. Smart was a |jhvsician. He served in the Union Army and afterwards settled 
in Boston, Mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wenzell resided in Newton, Mass. They had a son, Henry B. \Venze], who 
graduated in 1875 from Harvard College. 

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LvDiA^ Cogswell, {Amos'", Nathajiiel'^, yoluv'', Williani-, Jolin^), 
daughter of Hon. Amos^ [156] and Mrs. Lydia (Wallingford) Cogs- 
well, iiee Baker, was born May 30, 1793, in Dover, N. H. She married 
March 30, 18 14, Hon. Paul WentwortJi, son of Hon. John and Margaret 
(Frost) Wentworth. He was born April 22, 1782, in Dover, N. H. 
They resided in Sandwich, and removed, 1845, to Concord, N. H. 
Mr. Wentworth died Aug. 31, 1855, in the old homestead in Sand- 
wich, N. H. Mrs. Wentworth died Aug. 24, 1872, in Concord, N. H. 


John, b. March 5, 181 5; m. Nov. 13, 1844, Roxanna Marie Loo mis. 

Lydia Cogswell, b. July 21, 1816; m. Jan. 14, 1846, Rev. Samuel Lee ; d. March 6, 1855. 

Joseph^ b. Jan. 30, 1818; m. May 7, 1845, Sarah Payson Jones. 

George Wallingford^ b. Nov. 2, 1820. He died, unmarried, Aug. 14, 1850. 

Mary Frances., b. March ly, 1822; m. May 19, 1844, Rev. IVilliatn H. Porter. 

Margaret Jane, b. May 19, 1825; m. Sept. 17, 1851, David L. Morrill, Esq.; d. 

Feb. I, 1877. 
Abigail Cogswell, b. Feb. 6, 1827. She died in infancy, Aug. 8, 1828. 
William Badger, b. Jan. 14, 1830. He died young, July 28, 1848. 
Samuel Hidden, b. July 16, 1834. 


Paul Wentworth was less than five years old when his father died, and 
went soon after to be in his uncle's family in Lebanon, Me. In 1795 he 
was a member of Phillips Academy, Exeter, N. H. Afterwards he was in the 
store of James Jewell, Esq., of Dover, N. H., until he opened a store for him- 
self. President Jefferson appointed Mr. Wentworth, May 3, 1808, Captain of 
the Fourth United States Infantry. Capt. Wentworth was stationed at Fort 
Constitution, which commands the entrance to Portsmouth Harbor. In 181 1 
he was ordered to the Western frontier to report to Gen. Harrison. He took 
his company to Fort Harrison, Indiana, but resigned Oct. 29, 181 1, and in 
18 1 2 settled on a farm in Sandwich, N. H. Two years later he married the 
daughter of Col. Amos Cogswell. They were both descendants of Elder 
William Wentworth, who settled, 1639, in Exeter. Mr. Wentworth was a 
prominent citizen in the State. He was Representative from Sandwich in the 
State Legislature seven years, in 1831-4, and 1839-41 inclusive. His residence 
in Concord, N. H., occupied the site of the " Old Kent Place " on Pleasant 
Street. Vid. Wentworth Genealogy. 



John Wentworth, son of Paul and Lydia (Cogswell) Wentworth, was 
born March 5, 1815, in Sandwich, N. H. He graduated from Dartmouth Col- 
lege in 1836. After graduation, Oct. 25, 1836, he found himself in Chicago, 
111. He soon became the editor and proprietor of the Chicago Democrat, with 
which he was connected for twenty-four years. In the winter of 1836-7 he 
took part in the town meeting in Chicago called to consider the propriety of 
adopting a city charter. In 1837 he was elected Corporation Printer, and in 
1838 he was chosen one of the Board of School Inspectors He studied law 
at the Harvard Law School, and in 1841 was admitted to the bar. Mr. Went- 
worth was elected to Congress in 1843, from the Fourth District of Illinois, at 
the age of twenty-eight years, being the youngest member of the Twenty-eighth 
Congress. He was re elected to the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, and Thirty-first 
Congresses, and then declined re-election. He was a member of the Baltimore 
National Convention in 1844, which nominated James K. Polk for President, 
and also of the Convention of 1848, which nominated Gen. Lewis Cass. He 
represented the new Second District of Illinois in the Thirty-third Congress, 
and declined a re election. He was, however, chosen a member of the Thirty- 
ninth Congress for Cook County District, but declined re-election. Mr. Went- 
worth was chosen Mayor of Chicago in 1857, also in i860, and was in that 
office at the reception given to the Prince of Wales. He was several years on 
the Chicago Board of Education, and Police Commissioner in 1863-4. He 
received, in 1867, the degree of LL. D. from Dartmouth College. 

Hon. John Wenivvorth married Roxanna Marie Loomis, of Troy, N. Y. 
She died Feb. 5, 1870. Tneir children were : Riley Loomis, b. Aug. 24, 1845, 
d. July 14, 1846; Marie Loomis, b. Sept. 13, 1847, d. Aug. 29, 1849; John, 
b. Nov. 29, 1849, d. Feb. 23, 1852 ; Roxanna Atwater, b. Oct. 28, 1854 ; John 
Paul, b. Oct 18, 1857, d. March 27, 1858. Mr. Wentworth still resided, 1883, 
in Chicago, 111. He made generous donations to his Alma Mater, Dartmouth 
College, and for several years was President of the Dartmouth Alumni. Vid. 
Wentworth Genealogy. 


Lydla Cogswell WenlworUi Ijccame the .second wife of Rev. .Saiiuiel Lee, IJ. 1)., of New 
Ipswich, N. H. 

Rev. Samuel Lee, son of Samuel, was born in l!eilin, Conn., March iS, 1S03. His father 
was the grandson of John Lee, one of the original proprietors of Karniington, Conn., and the 
great-grandson of John Lee, tlie Hartford Puritan. Mr. graduated at Vale in 1827, in 
the same class with William .'\dams, Theron Haldw'n, Horace Kuslmell, Robert McEwen, 
Joseph H. Towne, Cortlandt Van Rensselaer, and other well-known men, and studied theology 
in the Vale Seminary. He was ordained over the Trinitarian Church and Society in Sher- 
born, Mass., Nov. 4, US30, but resigned, and was installed, May 5, 1S36, over the Congre- 
gational Church in New Ipswich, N. II. He retired from this pastorate Dec. 4, i860, and 
resided in the town until his death, .\ug. 27, 1881. Mr. Lee had a keen and vigorous mind, 
with considerable scholarship, joined with a somewhat ])eremptory manner and large absence 
of all feeling of bondage to the past, so that theological and e.xegetical novelties rather 
fascinated than alarmed him. Besides pamphlets, he iiublished, in 1S59, Eschatology; or. The 


Scripture Doctrine of the Coming- of the Lord, the Jiuiginent, and the Resurrection, etc., and 
in 1874, The Bible Regained, atid the God of the Bible Ours. 

Col. Joseph Wentzvorth resided in the homestead in Sandwich until 187c, when he 
removed to Concord, N. H. He was an Aid of Gov. John Page, with rank of Colonel; 
the first Register of Deeds for Carroll County; Representative to the State Legislature from 
Sandwich, X. H., 1844 and 1S45 ! ^lieriff of the County ; Postmaster of Sandwich, and Presi- 
dent of Carroll County Bank. 

George Wallingford JVentworth studied medicine and entered the practice of his pro- 
fession in 1847, i" Chicago, 111. He was chosen Alderman of that city, and won a large medi- 
cal practice. He died of cholera in 1850. 

Mary Frances IVentivorth married Rev. William H. Porter. He was born Sept. 19, 1818, 
in Rye, N. H., graduated from Yale College in 1841, settled as pastor of Congregational 
Church in Litchfield, N. H., and died May 26, 1861, in Ro.xbury, Mass. Mrs. Porter, 1878, 
resided in Rochester, Minn. 

Margaret Jane Wentworth married David Lawrence Morrill, Esq., son oi Hon. David J,. 
Morrill, Governor of New Hampshire, and United States Senator from that State. He was 
born June 2, 1827, in Goffstown, N. H., graduated from Dartmouth College in 1847, ^'^^^ 
became a lawyer. They resided in Leavenworth, Kan., where Mrs. Morrill died, Feb. i, 1877. 

Samuel Hidden Wentivorth graduated from Harvard College in 1858, and also received 
the degree of A. M. He studied law, received the degree of LL. B. from Harvard Law 
School, and practised his profession in Boston, Mass. Mr. Wentworth was for several years 
a member of the Boston School Committee, and was chosen Representative to the State Legis- 
lature in 1876 from the citv of Boston, Mass. 




Amos*^ Cogswell, {Moses-\ Nathaniel'^, yohfi, William-, yohn'^), son 
of Lieut. Moses^ [160] and Hannah (Foster) Cogswell, was born July 28, 
1782, in Canterbury, N. H. He married, Feb. 8, 1810, Polly Forrest, a 
daughter of Lieut. William Forrest. She was born May 25, 1789, in 
Canterbury, N. H., where they resided. Hon. Amos Cogswell died 
June 5, 1848. Mrs. Cogswell died Nov 15, 1869. 


Hannah Foster, [785] b. Nov. 27, 1810; m. Sept. 13, 1838, Alex. S. Yeaton ; d. 

May 3, 1879. 
Mary, [786] b. Jan. 12, 1812. She died in infancy, June 20, 1812. 
Lucy Ames, [787] b. March 2, 1813; m. Sept. 16, 1835, Charles Graham. 
John, [788] b. Dec. 6, 1814. He died in infancy, Jan. r6, 181 5. 
William Forrest, [789] b. Dec. ir, 1815; m. Aug. 26, \%\-^, A ntia Adeline Fransen; 

d. June 23, 1869. 
Mary, [790] b. Jan. 8, 1821 ; m. Dec. i, 1857, Simeon Faitutin. 
Moses Pearson, [791] b. Nov. 4, 1822. He died, unmarried, Feb. 13, 1850. 
Amos Moody, [792] b. July 14, 1825; m. Dec. i, 1853, Hatinah A. Ames. 


iWentor antra. 

Amos Cogswell was a merchant, fanner, and the proprietor of a public house. He was 
a Justice of the Peace and Postmaster ; represented the town in the State Legislature, and was 
State Senator in 1839 and 1840. 

Mary Cogsioell [790] married Simeon Farnum, Esq., who was a farmer and jMominent 
citizen of the East Parish, in Concord, X. H 

Moses P. Cogswell [ 791 ] was for some years a merchant in Boston, Mass. He shipped 
tor California in 1849, and died soon after his arri\al. His deatli was noticed in the following 
obituary, published in 1830: 

"At Falksville, Cal., Feb. 1 5th all., Mr. Moses P. Cogswell, of the firm of Rand & Cogs- 
well, Boston, aged twenty-seven years, son of Amos Cogswell, Esq., late of Canterbury, N. H. 
In March, 1849, yomig Cogswell left Boston in a company of twenty-si.x, known by the name 
of the ' Ro.xbury Sagamore Company,' in the ship ' Sweden.' In five months and three davs 
they landed in San Francisco. Young Cogswell was the only one on board who did not suffer 
by sickness on his way out. Soon after his arrival he was taken with dvsentery and fever, 
from which he never recovered. In the bloom of youth, far from those loved ones who were 
bound to him by all the endearing ties of nature, he has been consigned to the tomb. He 
]}ossessed a warm and generous heart, full of sympathy and affection; warm and ardent in 
his friendships, ' none knew him but to love, none named him but to praise.' He said to a 
friend a few hours before his death, ' I can't live ; I should be glad to see all my friends, but 
I am reconciled, and feel prepared for death.' He is gone, his jjleasant voice is silent, and 
his heart, so full of ])urity and gentleness, is still in death, the grave closes over all that is 
dear and cherished. 

" ^Bright angels beckoned him iiway, 
And Jesus bade him come 
To heavenly mansions in the skies. 
To dwell with him at hotne.'' " 




Joseph Badger'' Cogswell, {Moses'', Nathaniel'^, yohn^, William^, 
yoJin^), son of Lieut. Moses'' [1601 and Hannah (Foster) Cogswell, was 
born Jan 6, 1788, in Canterbury, N. H. He married Sarah Cogsivell 
[370 J, daughter of Lieut. Jeremiah 1150 1 and Mehitable (Clement) 
Cogswell. She was born Aug. 18, 1779, i'"* Gilmanton, N. H., where 
they resided, but removed to Rochester, afterwards to Alexander, N. Y., 
where they died. Mrs. Cogswell died June 5, 1844. Mr. Cogswell 
died March, 1857. 

THiiiK (:nn,i)i<i:N wkkk: 
JosKi'H, [793 J. Xa 1 HAMKi., [794]. Sakah, [795 J. In 1883 they were all dead. 





Hannah Badger^ Cogswell, {Moses^, Nathaniel'^, John^, William'^, 
Jolin^), daughter of Lieut. Moses'^ [160] and Hannah (Foster) Cogs- 
well, was born Feb. 19, 1790, in Canterbury, N. H. She married, [812, 
Thomas Lyford, Esq., son of Thomas and Annie (James) Lyford. He 
was born in Canterbury, N. H., where they resided. Mrs. Lyford died 
March 24, 1853. Mr. Lyford died April 2, 1870, 


Moses C, b. Oct. 3, 181 3; m. Juliette Eiidora Robinson j d. Dec, 1870. 

James, b. Oct. 4, 1814; m. Feb. 28, 1838, ^Abigail French : m. Sept. 7, 1846, "^Sophia 

M. Richardson ; m. '^Mary Isabel McLane : d. May 28. 1879. 
John, b. Dec. 8, 1815; m. Nov. 12, 1840, Elizabeth Ham. 
Thovias^ b. Sept. i, 1817; m. Helen MacCleodj d. Sept. 6, 1859. 
Betsey C, b. June 16, 1819; m. June 6, 1843, Chase Wyatt ; d. Nov. i, lS45. 
Mary, b. Nov. 20, 1820. She died, unmarried, May 8, 1845. 
Amos Cogszvell, b. Oct. 7, 1822. He died in early manhood, Dec. 18, 1844. 
Eliphalet Giddings, b. Aug. 31, 1824. He died in early life, Aug. 9, 1845. 
Anna, b. Aug. 22, 1826; m. June 6, 1846, Chase Wyatt ; d. Nov. 19, 1847. 
Abigail, b. Dec. 9, 1828. She died in early life, Oct. 7, 1848. 
Martha B., b. Nov. 16, 1830; m. June 5, 1861, Joseph Ayers ; d. April 13, 1876. 
Lucy C, b. Jan. 9, 1833; m. Nov. 11, 1856, Joseph IVyatt; d. April 4, 1876. 


Moses C. and Juliette E. Lyford had three children, viz. : Etta Hannah, b. Dec. 25, 1862 ; 
Edwin Moses, b. 1865 ; Frank Dudley, b. 1867. Mrs. Lyford was from Gilmanton, N. H. 
She was living in 1882. 

James Lyford had, of his first marriage, two children, viz. : Lavinia French, b. May 2, 
1841, d. June 20, 1842; Abby Lavinia, b. May 30, 1843, ^l l^ec. 19, 1844. Of his second mar 
riage there was one son: Thomas Jefferson, b. Jan. 8, 1848, d. Nov. 14, 1875. ^"'^ °^ ^^^ 
third marriage were four children, viz. : James Otis, b. Jan. 28, 1853, in 1882, was a lawyer in 
Tilton, N. H. Marion Elizabeth, b. July 26, 1855, in 1882 was a teacher in Tilton, N. H. 
Albert Giddings, b. March 3, i860, was in business in Boston, Mass. Amos Cogswell, b. Dec. 
16, 1862, was a member of the class of 1885 in Dartmouth College, N. H. Mrs. Mary L Lyford 
was living in 1882. 

y<'//« Zj/wv/ married Elizabeth Ham. .She was born May 9, 182 1. Her death occurred 
Dec. 19, 1869. They had eight children, viz.: Ariana Ham, b. Jan. 20, 1842, d. jNLarch 22, 
1845; Mary Elizabeth H., b. July 3, 1844, m. July 19, 1869, Smith N. Ellsworth, of Concord, 
N. H.; John Ham, b. Sept. 15, 1846; Abby A., b. July 15, 1848, m. Oct. 24, 1870, Clarence 
W. Whitcher, d. Sept. 18, 1880; Ariana Ham, b. Oct. 5, 1850, d. April 18, 1875; Estelle, b. 
Jan. 28, 1853; Clara Kimball, b. July 15, 1855, m. Dec. 23, 1875, William N. Batchelder, of 
New York; Amanda Flora, b. Jan. 27, 1858. 

Thomas and Heleti {MacCleod) Lyford \\2,A two children, viz.: Margaret and Mary S. 


Chase and ^Betsey C. (Ly/cvd) liy<i/t hatl one child : lielsey, who died. Of Mr. \\'_vatt'.s 
second marriage tliere were no children. 

Chase IVyatt married ^JVancy Coi^'swe// [ 407 ], an avmt of his first two wives. He died 
in 1.SS2. 

Joseph and Martha Badger {Lyford) Avers had an only child, Lucv C. Ayers. She was 
born in 1S65. Mrs. Ayers died in 1S76. 

Joseph and Luey C. {Lyford) IVyatl had two children, viz.: Alfred Clinton, b. Nov. 25, 
1862; Annie Lyford, b. Nov. 2, 1867. 


[ 402 ] 

Thomas^ Cogswell, {Moses^, Nathaniel^, yohn^, William^, yohn^), 
son of Lieut. Moses-'' [160] and Hannah (Foster) Cogswell, was born 
Feb. 15, 1792, in Canterbury, N. H. He married, Feb, 28, 1819, Sarah 
Adams, daughter of Parmento and Eleanor Adams. She was born 
Sept. 2, 1802, in Skaneateles, Onondaga Co., N. Y. They resided in 
Alexander, Genesee Co., N. Y. Mrs. Cogswell died Dec. 21, 1857. 
Mr. Cogswell died Sept., 1874. 


Caroline Helen, [790] b. July 7, 1820; m. Nov. 23, 1837, Henry E. ChurchiU. 
William F., [797] b. April 10, 1827; m. Oct. 30, 1850, Louisa Patterson. 


Parmento Adams and family removed about 1804 to Western New York. They were 
amonar the first settlers of a choice tract of land called " The Holland Purchase." 




Abiel^ Cogswell, {Moses^, NatJianiel^, John^, William-, yohn^), 
son of Lieut. Moses"' [160] and Hannah (Foster) Cogswell, was born 
Feb. 10, 1794, in Canterbury, N. H. He married, Feb. 10, 1820, Mar- 
garet Harvey McCrillis, daughter of William and Hannah (Brown) 
McCrillis. She was born Feb. 26, 1798, in Deerfield, N. H. They 
resided in East Canterbury, N. H. Mr. Cogswell died Aug. 9, 1868. 
Mrs. Cogswell died June 3, 1882. 



Gec)K(;e W., [798] b. Dec. 10, 1820. He died in early manhood, Sept. 3, 1844. 
Thomas, [799] b. Oct. i, 1822; m. April 27, 1847, Rosina G. Dolloff. 
Eliza Lyford, [800] b. Sept. 11, 1824. She died in early life, March 4, 1849. 
Nancy Greexou(;h, [801J b. Sept. 21, 1826; m. July 7, 1859, George W. WyckoJJ' ; 

d. Feb. 18. 1869. 
Laura Adams, [802] b. Oct. 20, 1828; m. May 16, 1850, Joseph C. Sanborn. 
Adeline McCrillis, [803] b. Feb. 17, (831 ; in. June 26. 1851, Timothy A. Pearson; 

d. Sept. 13, 1879. 
John McCrillis, [804] b. June i, 183-3. He died in childhood. July 14, 1S38. 
Susan Forrest, [805] b. Aug. i, 1835. She resided, 1883, at the homestead. 
Jeremiah, [806] b. Feb. 15, 1838; m. July 3, [873, Mary A. Carter. 
William McCru.lis, [807] b. July 30, 1842; m. Nov. 24, 1870, Alice M. Kelley. 




Jeremiah'^ Cogswell, {Moses^, Nathaniel'^, yo/iit\ William^, yohn'^), 
son of Lieut. Moses-'' [160] and Hannah (Foster) Cogswell, was born 
Oct. 6, 1796, in Canterbury, N. H. He married, March 27, 1825, 
TtypJiena Achilles, daughter of H. B. and Martha (Burpee) Achilles. 
She was born in 1800 in Warner, N. H. They resided in Brockport, 
N. Y. Mr. Cogswell died Nov. 26, 1837. Mrs. Cogswell married, 
1850, William Dewey, who died Oct. 21, 1876. She resided, 1883, at 
the corner of East Avenue, and Alexander Street, Rochester, N. Y. 

their children were: 

Martha, [808] b. March 22, 1830. She died in childhood, April 17, 1832. 
William Henrv, [809] b. May iS, 1832. He died when a lad, Oct. 21, 1846. 
Moses Payson, [810] b. July 31, 1834; m. Oct. 14, 1858, Janet M. Burr j d. Dec. 
29, 1876. 


Jeremiah Cogswell had to do with the building of the Erie Canal. He was for some 
years a forwarding merchant and a dealer in flour and grain. In her eighty-third year Mrs. 
Cogswell, then Mrs. Dewey, wrote of her former home : " Our home was one of the happiest 
in the village, my husband was one of the best, a very indulgent father, a man of firm integrity, 
one who was looked up to for advice by all his associates. All places of business in the town 
were closed during the h(jur of his funeral service." 





Moses Pearson*^ Cogswell, {Moses^, Nathaniel^, yohi^, William^, 
yo/in^), son of Lieut. Moses-'' [160] and Hannah (Foster) Cogswell, 
was born Jan. 7, 1809, in Canterbury, N. H. He married, Dec. 17, 
1840, Maiy Ann Lee. She was born March 5, 1816, in Darien, N. Y. 
They resided in Albany, N. Y.. but removed to Beloit, Wis., where Mr. 
Cogswell died, Oct. 10, 1869. Mrs. Cogswell died Nov. 27, 1878. 


Marie Louise, [811] b. July 14, 1S47: m. May 14, i'^73, Jacob F. Betnis ; d. Jan. 5, 

1 881. 
Lewis Kidder, [812] b. Jan. 29, 1852. He resided, 1883, in Beloit, Wis. 
AxNiE Julia, [813] b. Oct. 30, 1854. She resided with her brother. 
Henry Lee, [814] b. Jan. 30, 1856. He died in childhood, June 30, 1858. 


Moses P. Cogswell was for some years a grain dealer in Albany, N. Y., and afterwards a 
large farmer and merchant in Beloit, Wis. 




William" Cogswell, {Williant\ Nathaniel'^, yoJvfi, IVillianfi, 
yo/in^), son of Dr. William-'' [162] and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, was 
born June 5, 1787, in Atkinson, N. H. He married, Nov. 11, 1818, 
yoanna Strong, daughter of Rev. Dr. Jonathan and Joanna (Odiorne) 
Strong. She was born April 21, 1797, in Randolph, Mass. They 
resided in South Dedham and Boston, Mass., and in Hanover and Gil- 
manton, N. H. Rev. Dr. Cogswell died April 18, 1850. Mrs. Cogs- 
well died March 31, 1857. 

their children were: 

A daughter, [815] b. Dec. 13, 1822. She died in infancy, Dec. 13, 1822. 
William Strong, [816] b. April 11, 1828. He died in early life, April 6, 1848. 
Mary Joanna, [817] b. June 6, 1832: m. Sept. 20, 1858, Rei'. E. O. Jameson. 
C.A.ROLINE Strong, [818] b. June 3, 1840. She resided, 1883, in East Medway, Mass. 


William Cogswell received his early education in the Academy of his 
native town and graduated in the class of 1811 from Dartmouth College, N. H. 
While a member of college he taught school in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. 
and was the early instructor of Hon. Rufus Choate, then a lad commencing the 
study of the ancient classics. Vid. p. 82. After graduating, Mr. Cogswell for 
two years was a teacher in Atkinson and Hampton Academies, N. H. He 
pursued his professional studies with Rev. Josiah Webster, of Hampton, N. H., 
Rev. Daniel Dana, D. D., of Newburyport, and Rev. Dr. Samuel Worcester, 
of Salem, Mass. An interesting episode in his course of theological study 
was a home-missionary tour through Northern New Hampshire, partly to 
regain his health, and partly to win souls to Christ. In both objects he was 
successful. As the result of his labors in the town of Sandwich, N. H., there 
was awakened a deep religious interest, and a church of thirteen members 
organized. Of these original members were Hon. Paul Wentworth and his 
wife, parents of Hon. John Wentworth, LL. D., and Dr. Asa Crosby, who was 
chosen the first deacon, the father of a distinguished family of sons, viz. : Hon. 
Nathan, Dr. Dixi, Prof. Alpheus, and Dr. Thomas Crosby. Mr. Cogswell 
returned in health and completed his studies, and was ordained to the Gospel 
ministry and installed, April 26, 1815, Pastor of the South Church in Dedham^ 
Mass., where he fulfilled a useful ministry of some fourteen years, and resigned, 
much to the regret of his people, Dec. 15, 1829. He had already been chosen 
the General Agent of the American Education Society, and soon after, Jan. 25, 
1832, became its Secretary, which office he filled with great acceptance for 
nearly ten years. In 1833 he received the degree of D. D. from Williams 
College, and in 1837 ^^^ chosen a Trustee of Andover Theological Seminary. 
Rev. Dr. Cogswell was elected, Jan. 12, 1841, to the Professorship of National 
Education and History in Dartmouth College, N. H., and resigned the Secre 
taryship of the American Education Society to enter upon the duties of this 
new position, which, however, he resigned Jan. 11, 1844, and accepted the 
Presidency and Chair of Christian Theology in Gilmanton Theological Semi- 
nary, N. H. In 1846 he terminated his connection with the Seminary and 
devoted himself to editorial labors. Besides accomplishing a large amount of 
literary work, Dr. Cogswell preached on the Sabbath, supplying the pulpits in 
Gilmanton Old Parish, and other places. His published works were some- 
what numerous, and many of them involved large patience and labor, being of 
a statistical character. Under his editorship was issued, in 1847, the First 
Volume of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 
The last work of his life was to edit the Sixth Volume of the New Hamp- 
shire Historical Collections, a book of more than three hundred pages, 
which mostly came under his revision during his last illness. The final proof- 
sheets of this work were sent to the printer on the Monday preceding his 
death, which occurred Thursday, April 18, 1850. 

Rev. Dr. Cogswell was greatly interested in all matters of history and 


genealog}'. He was connected with various historical and antiquarian societies, 
both in this country and in Europe. For forty years, as he had opportunity, he 
was collecting genealogical data of the Cogswell Family, which suggested and 
inspired the preparation of this work, The Cogswells in America Some time 
in the year 1849, largely at Rev. Dr. Cogswell's suggestion, there was held a 


Mrs. Judith Cogswell, in her eighty-fourth year, still resided in the old 
homestead in Atkinson, N. H. Tiiis gathering of her children, grandchildren, 
and great-grandchildren was an occasion of deep interest. Rev. Dr. Cogs- 
well, the eldest of her children, made the address, in which he recounted the 
family history with congratulatory remarks. At that time, 1849, the aged 
mother could reckon eight of her nine children as living. Of her forty-eight 
grandchildren thirty-seven were living, and of her seventeen great-grandchil- 
dren there were eleven living. Rev. Dr. Cogswell died the year succeed- 
ing this meeting in the old homestead. There is no space here to give even 
a general estimate of his life work and character. Numerous tributes have 
been paid to his distinguished memory and published elsewhere. As the good 
man neared the blessed transition from earth to Heaven, his mind seemed to 
be filled with raptures in view of Christ and the Gospel he had loved to 
preach. His last words were those of most animated exclamation : " I tri- 
umph ! I TRIUMPH ! " 

For more extended mention of Rev. William Cogswell, D. D.. vid. 
Memorial Biographies of Deceased Members of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, Vol. I. ; Successful New Hampshire 
Men; and The New England Hlstorical and GENfEALOoicAL Register, 
Vol. XXXVH., April, 1883. 

Mrs. Joanna Stkcjxc; Cogswell, wife of Rev. William Cogswell, D. D., \va.s the young- 
est sister of the late Ai.k.xander Strong, Esi^, of licston, Mass. .She was a lady of great 
loveliness of character, refinement of manners, and religious devotion. She had gifts of a 
poetic nature, and in her notebook left some very sweet snatches of verse, an example of 
which is the following : 


My little William, lovely babe ! She hopes that thou wilt live, and prove 

While in the cradle thou art laid, A child who will reward their love 

Slee])ing so peacefully, -Vnd all their anxious care ; 

Thv mother by thee watching sits, 'i'hat thou wilt be indeed a child 

r.v turns she reads, and sews, nnd knits. Most sweet, affectionate, and mild, 

Musing parentally. And wilt each virtue wear. 

She thinks of thee as now thou art. She hopes that from thy earliest days 

The comfort of thy i)arents' heart. Thou wilt delight in wisdom's ways 

Their dearest earthly joy. And all her paths pursue ; 

She thinks of what thou mayest be. That thou the good wilt always choose, 

.•\nd hopes and fears concerning thee, .'\nd every evil wilt refuse, 

Their little darling boy. Though flatt'ring to the view. 


She hopes that if it be God's will, 
Thou wilt have talents, gifts, and skill, 

In knowledge to excel ; 
And that thv powers and gifts may be 
To him devoted sacredly 

While thou on earth shalt dwell. 

And oft a youth with talents blessed, 
Who might have lived beloved, caressed, 

An honor to mankind, 
Has thrown his noblest powers away, 
Or o'er them given to vice the sway, 

To evil all inclined. 

\'et while these pleasing hopes so bright 
Inspire with joy and fond delight. 

And thus her thoughts employ, 
Intruding fears come o'er the heart. 
Which sometimes cause the tear to start. 

Lest thou these hopes destroy. 

Shouldst thou, my precious babe, thus prove 
An alien from the God of love, 

To virtue thus be lost ; 
Thy parents' tears for thee would flow, 
Their sorrow no relief would know, 

For their fond hopes are crossed. 

For oft a child of promise fair. 

One nourished with most tender care. 

Perhaps an only son. 
Has proved ungrateful, wretched, vile, 
A prey to every tempting wile, 

And utterly undone. 

But O kind Father, in thy love 
Look down in pity from above. 

These evils dire prevent ! 
May this dear child thine image bear, 
Eternal glory may he share 

When all his days are spent ! J. s. C. 

William Strong Cogswell, the subject of his mother's tender thoughts as above 
ex])ressed, realized all her best hopes in ability and character, but was early called to a higher 
service than any of earth. He died at his home in Gilmanton, N. H., just before reaching 
his twentieth birthday, while a member of the Senior class in Dartmouth College. The death 
of this only son of fine scholarship and brilliant promise was a crushing blow to the family. 
Dr. Cogswell never recovered from this sad affliction. His health soon after declined, and 
two years later his own death was recorded. 

The following lines appeared in The Boston Recorder of May 12, 1S48 : 

On the Death of W'ILLIam Strong Cogswell. 

Another friend whom we have loved is gone, 
Gone to his silent home, the peaceful grave. 
You in whose bosoms swells the tide of youth. 
May guess what cherished hopes unrealized. 
Like the first budding flowers of early spring, 
When nipped by frosts, have withered in his death. 
Consumption came, the lurking foe of man. 
And smiling as he fixed his arrow, brake 
His morning dream of life. I heard the bell, 
W^iich, at his parting breath, began to toll ; 
And as each mournful echo died away, 
A fresher tear came forth. If I did weep 
When no tie bound us but our common lot, 
To view the end of his short pilgrimage. 
How could the tenderness of woman's heart — 
A mother's soul, its untold anguish vent ? 
Man's woe is short ; his powers were made for toil. 
That plucks the pain of other thoughts away ; 
But woman sorrows as she loveth, once. 
And then forever. If perchance in time 
The memory of her loved one should grow dim, 


And pleasure weave its magic round her path, 

Ev'n then you may detect a lonely spot, 

In cypress mantled, and with ivy twined ; 

For I have noticed, those who once have mourned. 

Smile sadly ever after. Sisters, say, 

If ye have seen a brother by your side 

Cropped in the bloom of youth, in lonely hours. 

When sweetest visions of the past arise, 

And well-remembered tones steal on the soul 

In melting music, if without a sigh 

Ye then can smile. 

And William is no more! 
The hollow, dismal knell, the pall and bier, 
Have done their gloomy office. At his grave 
The mourners have their last sad homage paid 
To him who died at morn, just ere the last 
Among the sister stars sunk pale and sick, 
ISehind the deep blue curtain of yon sky. 
The warbling birds sang sweetly, as he died, 
Their all-wise Maker's praise ; and we may hope 
For him in heaven another harp was tuned. 

And we must follow. In a few quick years. 

Our names, engraved upon the silent slab. 

Will be, perhaps, the last remaining proof, 

That time once saw us, and his sickle waved 

Above our being. When the twilight glows. 

Visit some sleeper in his churchyard rest, 

And tell me if 't is so. The mighty spell 

Of our devotion — life — will soon dissolve ; 

And the cold current of forgetfulness 

Roll on our hearts, when from their riven cells 

Death drags his struggling victim. Youth, beware ! 

Thy spirit is inmiortal ! Smother not 

The heavenly flame that kindles in thy breast ; 

IJut cherish as a rich, eternal gift 

The love which (iod himself has breathed in thee: 

So mayst thou die in peace, and leave a name 

Beloved and wept, as William's is by all. 

The summer bird, if she have lost her mate. 
Will fly to William's grave; and as her plaint 
Of touching sadness fills the lingering breeze. 
For lack of tears her little heart will break. 
Oh, that I were a bird, and I could weep ! 
How would I sit, the livelong day, and sing. 
Beside the fresh, green turf above his head, 
And water with my tears each gentle flower, 
Blooming in fragrance there! Farewell, thou dust! 
Thy once bright spirit's dream is jjast, and Time, 
Leaning upon the ruin, sighs, " Farewki.i. ! " 
Gi/iiianteii, Apiil, 1S48. \V. (" 


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Sngd by R OSrien.NYork 





Julia*' Cogswell, {William^, Nathaniel^, yohti^, Willianr, yo/in^), 
daughter of Dr. William-' [ 162 ] and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, was born 
Feb. 20, 1789, in Atkinson, N. H. She married, March i, 1810, ^Green- 
leaf Clarke, Esq., son of Nathaniel and Mary (Hardy) Clarke. He was 
born in Atkinson, N. H., where they resided. Mr. Clarke died Jan. 
12, 1821. Mrs. Clark married, Dec. 12, 1822, '^Amasa Colnirii. Mrs. 
Coburn died Jan. 9, i860. Mr. Coburn died in 1863. 


William Cogswell, b. Dec. 10, iSio; m. 1834, Anna Maria Greeley j d. April 25, 1872. 

Sarah, b. May 4, 181 2; m. Sept. 29, 1835, Dea. Samuel Carlton. 

Francis, b. March 28, 1814; m. July 9, 1839, ■^arah Marland; d. July 10, 1852. 

Greenleaf, b. May 7, 1816; m. March 15, 1855, Sarah y. jYoyes. 

Moses, b. Jan. 18, 1818; m. Sept. 9, 1844, ^Laura Woolsey Dwight j m. Sept. 28, 1859, 

'^Frances Lucy Elizabeth Hastings; m. Feb. 17, 1864, ^Af/'J. Mary 

Watson {Hastings) Clark j d. March 27, 1864. 
John Badger, b. Jan. 30, 1820; m. July 29, 1852, Susan Greeley Moulton. 


Julia Clark, b. April 4, 1824. She died in childhood, June 14, 1831. 
HannaJi Badger, b. Dec. 17, 1825. She died in childhood, Sept. 12, 1832. 
Mary, b. Dec. 9, 1827; m. March, 1853, ^- D. Mooers ; d. Sept. 12, 1854. 
Amasa, b. Dec. 27, 1830. He died in childhood, April 2, 1832. 


JULLV Cogswell was Preceptress of Atkinson Academy prior to her marriage, John 
Vose, A. M., being the Preceptor. 


William Cogswell Clarke graduated, 1832, from Dartmouth College, pursued his 
legal studies m the Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1836. He com- 
menced practice in Meredith, and removed, in 1844, to Manchester, N. H. Mr. Clarke was 
appointed, 1851, Judge of Probate for Hillsborough Co., N. H. In 1863 he was appointed 
Attorney-General of the State of New Hampshire, which office he filled at the time of his 
death. ViJ. SUCCESSFUL New Hampshire Men. 

Mrs. Anna Maria {Greeley) Clarke, widow of the above Hon. William C. Clarke, of Man- 
chester, died April 19, 1883, at Lake Village, N. H. She left four children : Stephen G., a 
lawver of distinction in New York City; Greenleaf, of the editorial staff of the New York 
Evening Post; Mrs. Robert M. Appleton, of Lake Village, N. H. ; and Julia C, a teacher in 
the State Normal School, Framingham, Mass. 

Dea. Samuel Carlton, who married Sarah Clarke, lived in Haverhill, Mass. He was for 
many years a Deacon in the Congregational Church, of Plaistow, N. IL It was said of him, 


" He stood as a model citizen, neighbor, and friend." He died March i6, i8Si. They had 
five children, viz. : William Badger, b. April 20, 1S37, m. Feb. 8, 1870, S. Lizzie Bryant ; 
Julia Merrill, b. May 7, 1841, d. Sept., 1S42; Charles Greenleaf, b. Nov. i, 1843, m. June 14, 
1871, Frances E. Putnam; Sarah Clarke, b. March 21, 1848; Francis Clarke, b. March 28, 
1851, d. June 8, 1S52. William B. Carlton was a farmer, and resided, 1883, with his mother 
in the homestead. Charles G. Carlton was a physician in Lawrence, Mass. The daughter. 
Miss Sarah C. Carlton, was a teacher in Methuen, Mass. 

Francis Clarke studied medicine, and settled in Andover, Mass. Dr. Clarke had a 
successful practice, and his excellence of character won great respect. He married Sarah 
Marlanil, a sister of Mrs. Francis Cogswell [417]- They had three children, viz. : Sarah, 
Amasa, and Francis. 

Greenleaf Clarke was a teacher in Lynn. Mass. ; subsequently resided in the home- 
stead in .Atkinson, N. H. He was on Gov. Hubbard's Staff, Representative of the Town, 
and in 1879 ^ member of the New Hampshire Senate. He married Sarah [. Noyes, 
daughter of Silas and Lucy Noyes. They had three children, viz. : Sarah Noves, b. April 3, 
1856; Mary Coburn, b. Dec. 9, 1857; Greenleaf, b. June 5, 1862. 

Moses Clarke was a physician. He received his degree of M. D. from Dartmouth 
Medical College in 1842, practised his profession in Derry, N. H., removed and settled, 1845, 
in Cambridge, Mass., where he remained until his death, March 27, 1864. Dr. Clarke was a 
Christian gentleman and held in high esteem by the profession and community. 


John Badger Clarke graduated, 1843, f''om Dartmouth College, was three years Prin- 
cipal of Gilford Academy, N. H., studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1S48, spent two 
years in travel in California and Central America, and opened a law office in Manchester in 
1851. Mr. Clarke, Feb., 1852, became the editor of the Daily Mirror, and the following October 
he became the proprietor of both the Daily and Weekly Mirrors. He was a publisher, and 
had one of the largest printing establishments in the State. He was elected State Printer in 
1867, 1868, 1869, and 1877 to 1880 inclusive. His two sons, graduates of Dartmouth Scien- 
tific College, were associated with their father in the publishing business. For further men- 
tion of Col. Clarke, vid. Successful New Hampshire Men. 

Mary Cobiirn married R. D. Mooers, Esq., of Manchester, N. H., where they resided. 
They had one child, Amasa Coburn, wlio was born Dec, 1853, and died at the age of two 




Hannah Pearson^ Cogswell, {William^, Nathaniel'^, J^okn^, Wii- 
liani^, yohn^), daughter of Dr. William^ [162] and Judith (Badger) 
Cogswell, was born July 6, 1791, in Atkinson, N. H. She married, 
Jan. 12, 1 814, Hoi. William Badger, son of Hon. Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Parsons) Badger. He was born Jan. 13, 1779, in Gilmanton, N. H., 
where they resided. Gov. Badger died Sept. 21, 1852. Mrs. Badger 
died Feb. 22, 1869. 


Josepliy b. June 27, 1817; m. Oct. 11, 1865, Hannah Elizabeth Aycrs. 
William, b. Aug. i, 1826; m. June 3, 1856, Harriet A. Cilley. 



Hannah Pearson Cogswell became the second wife of WilUain Badger, 
Esq. He married, May i, 1803, ^Martha S7/nth, daughter of Rev. Isaac and 
Mary (Badger) Smith. She was born in Gilmanton, N. H., where they resided. 
Mrs. Martha Badger died ]:\u. 30, 1810. They had two children, viz. : John, 
who was born Aug. 22, 1804, and died while a member of Bowdoin College. 
Jan. 3, 1826; and Martha who was born July 26, 1809, and died May 3, 1826. 


William Badger, son of Hon. Joseph Badger, was a farmer and manu- 
facturer. He was much interested and engaged in public affairs, and filled 
many offices. He was Justice of the Peace, Moderator of Town Meetings, 
Representative to the General Court, State Senator, President of the New 
Hampshire Senate in 18 16, Colonel and Brigadier-General of State militia. 
Judge of Court of Common Pleas from 1816 to 182 1. For ten years he was 
High Sheriff of the County of Strafford, N. H., President of the board of 
trustees of Gilmanton Academy and Theological Seminary, Presidential Elec- 
tor in 1824, 1836, and 1844, and for two years, 1834 and 1835, Governor 
of the State of New Hampshire. 

Gov. and Mrs. Badger iox \\va.\\y y<f ax s were members of the church and warm .supporters 
of the Gospel at home and abroad. Their hospitabty was unbounded. Mrs. Badger was a 
lady of large heart and great executive ability. 


JoSEl'U Baih;ek graduated from DartuKjuth College in lcS3t). He was appointed Justice 
of the Peace, Jiuie 26, 1841, and June 4, 1842, Aide-de-Camp, with rank of Colonel, by Gov. 
Hubbard. His wife was the daughter of Francis and .Susan (Gale) Avers. She was born 
Dec. 15, 1833, iu Gilmanton, N. i£., where they lived. Their children were : Mary Susan, b. 
July 31, 1866, d. April 9, 1883; Francis Ayers, b. April 5, 186S ; John, b. Aug. 26, 1870; and 
Harriet Elizabeth, b. A]3ril 21, 1878. 


WiLLL^M Badger, youngest son of Hon. William and Hannah P. (Cogswell) Badger, fitted 
for college at Gilmanton Academy, graduated from Dartmouth College in 1848, commenced 
business with the Union Manufacturing Company at Badger's Mills, Gilmanton (now Bel- 
mont), N. H. ; became .Superintendent of the same in 1853, and in 1859 became Superintendent 
of Construction and Repairs of the Tilton Manufacturing Company in Tilton, N. H. While 
at the Gilmanton Mills he read law and prosecuted somewTiat literary and scientific studies, 
for which he had a decided taste. From early life he was identified with the militia, and 
served in every capacity, from .Sergeant to Captam of Artillery. When the war broke 
out he reported to the Adjutant-General's office in Concord, \. H., and May 9, r86i, was 
appointed recruiting officer with the rank of Captain commanding Belknap Co. rendezvous, 
was commissioned Captain Fourth New Hampshire Volunteers, Se]it. _i8, 1861, and Colonel 
Fourth New Hampshire Volunteers, Feb. 21, 1864. When the regiment was mustered out of 


service he was appointed Captain Ninth Regiment United States Volunteers, and honorably 
discharged April 20, 1866, then commissioned Lieutenant Sixth United States Infantry, May 
19, 1866, and Captain, Dec. 15, 1880, was commissioned Brevet Major of Volunteers, March 
13, 1865, and Brevet Captain United States Army, March 2, 1867, "for gallant and merito- 
rious conduct during the war." Having served longer with his regiment without detached 
service than any other officer, he was ordered on recruiting service and stationed in Provi- 
dence, R. I. He was selected, Oct. 31, 1882, from the captains of the army for the Executive 
Officer at the United States Military Prison, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Capt. Badger was a 
member of the New Hampshire Historical Society, the Masonic Fraternity, and the Grand 
.\rniy of the Repubhc. He held the office of Justice of the Peace from 1850 to 1870. Capt. 
Badger married a daughter of Col. James C. Cilley, a descendant of Gen. Cilley of the war 
of the Revolution. Capt. and Mrs. Badger had one child: William Cogswell, b. Aug. 10, 
1857, in Belmont, N. H. 

William Cogswell Badger was educated in Concord, N. H., and in Boston, Mass. He 
went West in 1876, and located as the first settler in a nameless township of Emmons Co., 
Dakota. He was engaged in raising cattle, and furnished large supplies of beef for the army. 



Joseph Badger"^ Cogswell, ( William^, Nathaniel^, yoJin^, William,- 
yoJut^), son of Dr. William^ [162] and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, was 
born Aug. 30, 1793, in Atkinson, N. H. He married, Oct. 7, 18 17, 
yiiditJi Peaslee, daughter of Pelatiah and Elizabeth (Pollard) Peaslee. 
She was born Nov 18, 1801, in Boscawen, N. H. They resided on the 
Cogswell homestead in Atkinson, N. H. Mrs. Cogswell died Feb. 19, 
1863. Mr. Cogswell died April 10, 1875. 


Judith, [819] 1). Oct. 31, 1818; m. May 5, 1842, Philip D. Merrill. 

William, [820] b. April i, 1821 ; m. Nov., 1855, Fatitty Kimball, 

Elizabeth, [821] Id. Sept. 25, 1824; m. Dec. 16, 185 1, Nathaniel Haven Clarke. 

Francis, [822] b. June 24, 1827; m. Aug. 7, 1855, '^Martha Ami Smith; m. Aug. 11, 

I S64, '^Esther Maria Noyes. 
Sakau J. [823] b. July 13, 1829; m. July 20, 1859, William IV. Chase; d. Aug., 1861. 
Thomas, [824] b. May 12, 1835; m. Nov. 24, 1870, H. Elizabeth Judkins. 


Joseph Cogswell was "a farmer. He lived on the place to which his 
grandfather, Nathaniel Cogswell, Esq. [45], retired, in 1766, after an active 
business life. Mr. Cogswell was a man prominent in town affairs, a Trustee 
of Atkinson Academy and a liberal donor to its funds. For about fifty years 
IVIr. and Mrs. Cogswell were members of the church and warm supporters of 
the institutions of religion and education. 





Nathaniel^ Cogswell, ( Williain^, Nathaniel'^, yohii-^, U'illiam^, 
yoJin^), son of Dr. William^ [162] and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, was 
born March 5, 1796, in Atkinson, N. H. He married, Sept. 25, 1825, 
'Susan Doane, daughter of Hon. Elisha and Susan (Basset) Doane. 
She was born July 10, 1800, in Yarmouth, Mass., where they resided. 
Mrs. Cogswell died Aug. 5, 1852. Rev. Mr. Cogswell married, Nov. 
12, 1857, "Rebecca yamesoii, daughter of Hon. Thomas and Isabella 
(McGaw) Jameson. She was born Jan. 13, 1808, in Goffstovvn, N. H. 
They resided in Yarmouth, Mass. Rev. Mr. Cogswell died March 5, 


Elizabeth Doaxe, [825] b. Jan. 3, 1827; m. Nov. 9, 1853, Hon. Simeon N. Small j 

d. Feb. 5, 1877. 
William Henrv, [826] b. March 29, 1828. He died in cliildhood, June 30, 1830. 
John Bear Doane, [827] b. June 6, 1829; m. Aug. 19, 1858, Mary A. Tmunbull.- 
Elisha Doane, [828] b. July 26, 1837. 
Susan Doane, [829] b. May 30, 1844; m. Nov. 26, 1863, J. B. Crocker. 

Nathaniel Cogswell graduated in 1819 from Dartmouth College. He 
united with the church in his native town, Nov. 5, 1820, studied theology with 
his brother, Rev. William Cogswell [411], of South Dedham, Mass., and was 
settled, April 24, 1822, as pastor over the Congregational Church in Yarmouth, 
Mass. After a ministry of thirty years he resigned, Dec. 15, 185 1. In 1853 
Rev. Mr. Cogswell was a member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Con- 
vention, and the same year elected by the State Legislature an Overseer of 
Harvard College. 


Nathaniel Cogsiuell rode on horseback the whole distance from Boston to Yarmouth^ 
Mass., when he first went there as a candidate in 1822. It was in the cold season and he suf- 
fered severely. He reached Yarmouth late Saturday evening, with his ears badly frozen. 
Nevertheless he preached on the ne.xt day with such vigor and unction that his hearers 
were unanimous in their desire to have him settle amongst them. During his ministry of 
thirty years there were several extensive revivals of religion. For further mention of Rev. 
Nathaniel Cogswell, vid. Historical Discourse of the Church in Yarmouth, Mass., 
and A Memorial Sermon of Rev. Mr. Cogswell, preached by Rev. John \V. Dodge. 

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ThomasS Cogswell, ( Williain\ Nathaniel', John\ Wimam\ John^), 
son of Dr Willianr^ [162] and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, was born Dec. 
7 1798 in Atkinson, N. H. He married, Feb. 25, 1820, Mary Noyes 
d'aucrhter of James and Mary (Webster) Noyes. She was born April 
25,"8oi, in Plaistow, N. H. They settled and resided ni Gilmanton, 
N. H. Hon. Thomas Cogswell died Aug. 8, 1868. 


JULIA, [830] b. Nov. 18, 1823; m. May 28, 1849, O. A. J. /-..^/...yd. March 6, 1852. 
MARY NOYES, [831] b. May 24, 1828; m. Sept. 20, 1849, Benjannn F burgess, M.D. 
MARTHA B., [832] b. Aug. 13, '830; m. April .3, 1859, Samuel t.hachelda, M. D. 
Harriet, [833] b. Oct. 11, 1832. She died, unmarried Aug 7, 1866. 
JAMES WILLIAM, [834] b. Feb. t6, 1838; m. Jan. 25, 1866, Abbte P. Lhjfoni. 
THOMAS, [835] b. Feb. 8, 1841 ; m. Oct. 8, 1873, Florence Mooers. 


Thomas Cogswell was an extensive farmer. He owned the homestead of 
his maternal grandfather. Gen. Joseph Badger, of some eight hundred acres, to 
which he added sufficient to make his farm a thousand acres. He was a^man 
of o-reat influence in the town and State. Mr. Cogswell was Justice of the 
Peace some forty years, County Treasurer, Deputy Sheriff, Selectman, Repre- 
sentative, Judge of Court of Common Pleas, 1841-1855, of Belknap Co., mem- 
ber of the Governor's Council in 1856, lYu.tee of Gilmanton Academy and 
Theological Seminary, and Deacon of the Congregational Church m Gilm.nton 
Iron Works. Vid. Successful New Hampshire Men. 


[417 1 


Francis^ Cogswell, ( Williarn\ Nathaniel^ John\ Willtam\ John'), 
son of Dr William" [ 162 1 and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, was born Dec. 
2. 1800, in Atkinson. N. H. He married, June 8, 1828, Mary Sykes 
Marland, daughter of Abraham a.ul Mary (Sykes) Marland. She was 



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born Aug. 9, 1806, in Byfield, Mass. They resided in Ossipee and 
Dover, N. H., and removed to Andover, Mass., in 1842, where they 
resided the remainder of their lives. Mrs. Cogswell died Dec. 8, 1877. 
Francis Cogswell, Esq., died Feb. 11, 1880. 


William A., [836] b. May 5, 1830 ; m. Oct. 22, 1868, Susan L. Holt ; d. May 2, 1879, 
A SON, [837] b. April 15, 1832. He died in infancy, April 16, 1832. 
Francis, [838] b. April 27, 1833. He died in infancy, Feb. 25, 1834. 
John Francis, [839] b. March 25, 1835; m. March 29, i860, Esther M. Merrill. 
Joseph Badger, [840] b. June 15, 1837. He died, unmarried, Jan. 4, 1881. 
Mary Marland, [841] b. April 8, 1839; m. Jan. 17, 1861, William Hobbs, Esq. 

Oct. 23, 1845; 
"orgianaj. McCoy. 

Benjamin Punchard, [842] I u t 1 , - o 1 He died in infancy, 
Thomas Marland, [843] ) ^ ' ""( m. June 27, 1872, (7f'<9 

Francis Cogswell graduated from Dartmouth College in 1822, was Prin- 
cipal of Gilford Academy for one year, studied law with Stephen Moody, Esq., 
of Gilmanton, N. H., was admitted to the bar in 1827, and practised in Tufton- 
boro' and Ossipee, N. H.. some five years. Mr. Cogswell removed to Dover, 
N. H., in 1833, to enter upon his duties as Clerk of the Court in Strafford 
Co., N. H. He resigned in 1842, removed to Andover, Mass., and for a 
short time was the Superintendent of the manufacturing interests in Ballard- 
vale, Mass. He was chosen. May 16, 1845, Cashier of the Andover Bank, and 
Director of the Boston and Maine Railroad Company. Of the latter he 
became President in 1856. 'Phis position he resigned in 1862, but so success- 
ful was his administration of the affairs of the company that he was re-elected 
in 1865, and filled the office until 187 1. Then wishing to be relieved of busi- 
ness he severed his connection with the company and retired to spend the 
rest of his days in the quiet of his own home. Mr. Cogswell, in addition to 
the above offices, was for some twenty years Treasurer of the Marland Manu- 
facturing Company, and Director of Andover Bank. He was Trustee of both 
Gilmanton and Atkinson Academies, New Hampshire, and of the Punchard 
Free School, Andover, Mass. He was an Overseer of Harvard College for 
six years, and Warden of Christ Church, Andover, Mass., for nearly thirty 
years. Mr. Cogswell was a man of fine business abilities, unquestioned 
integrity, and excellent social qualities. His age was crowned with honor and 
the peace of God. Under date of Nov. 21, 1878, in a letter to a nephew he 
wrote, " Should I live one calendar month more I shall be seventy-eight years 
old. At that age I can make but little calculation for the future. I have 
great reason to thank our Heavenly Father for all the benefits and blessings 
which I have received at His hands. My cup of blessing has been filled and 
running over. I have no complaint to make. 1 have passed smoothly and 
pleasantly along this, a long life, a full third of a century in a public or cor- 


porate employment, and have never had it in my heart to complain of ill usage 
by the world. I have always thought that I had received all that I deserved 
to have, and was and am satisfied." Mr. Cogswell survived to his eightieth 
year. His funeral service was attended in Christ Church, Andover, Mass. 
Vid. Successful New Hampshire Men. 




Georgec Cogswell, {Williaifv\ Nathaniel^, yo/in'-\ IVi/liam^, Jolui^), 
son of Dr. William^ [162] and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, was born Feb. 
5, i8o8, in Atkinson, N. H. He married, Aug. 4, 1831, ^Abigail 
Parker, daughter of Peter and Abigail (Parker) Parker. She was born 
Sept. 6, 1808, in East Bradford, Mass. They resided in Bradford, 
Mass. Mrs. Cogswell died July 23, 1845. Dr. Cogswell married, Dec. 
2, 1846, Elizabeth Doane, youngest daughter of Hon. Elisha and Susan 
(Basset) Doane. She was born May 5, 1812, in Yarmouth, Mass. 


Abby Parker, [844] b. Sept. 25, 1832; m. Oct. 20, 1859, Hon. George F. Choate. 
George Badger, [845J b. Sept. 15, 1834; m. Feb. 18, 1858, Catherine Bobson Brown. 
William Wilberforce, [846] b. Jan. 22, 1837. He died in infancy, Aug. 5, 1837. 
WiLLiA.M, [847] b. Aug. 23, 1838; m. June 20, 1865, ^Einiiia T. Proctor; m. Dec. 12, 

1 88 1, -^Eva M. Davis. 
Sarah Parker, [848] b. March 23, 1843. 


Susan, [849] [ c f o-, S 7 5 ^^^ ^'^^^ '" infancy, Nov. 29, 1847. 
IU.ISHA Doa.\e, [850] ) " """ (He died in childhood, April 6, 1850 

IJ)oaxe, [851] b. April 29, 1851 : m. Dec. 20, 1883, Sarah Catherine Drnry. 
Caroline Doane, [852] b. Aug. 2, 1852. 


George Cogswell received his earlier education at the academy of his 
native town, prosecuted his professional studies under the ablest teachers of 
Medical Science in New England, and received the degree of M. D., with the 
highest honors of his class, in 1830, from Dartmouth College, N. H. Dr. Cogs- 
well at once established himself as a physician in l^radford, Mass., where he 
won a wide practice and rose rapidly to eminence in his profession. With the 
desire for a wider knowledge in the range of his profession, especially in the 
line of surgery, in the fall of 1841 he visited Europe, spending the succeeding 
winter in the hospitals of Paris, and in attending the lectures of the most dis- 



tinguished men in medical science. In the following spring he visited the 
principal cities of Italy, and for a while studied in the hospitals of London. 
On his return he at once resumed the practice of his profession. He boldly 
and successfully attempted capital operations in surgery, and became the lead- 
ing surgical operator and consulting physician for a large circuit. He fitted 
up a well-appointed dissecting-room, and the advantages of his instruction 
were sought by many students to whom became known his superior knowledge 
of Technical Anatomy. In 1844 Dr. Cogswell received, but declined, an invi- 
tation to occupy the chair of a Professor in the Medical Department of one of 
the leading colleges in New England. He had a great desire to elevate the 
standard of medical practice, and largely by his efforts the Essex North Medi- 
cal Association was organized, which became a vigorous branch of the Massa- 
chusetts Medical Society. After Dr. Cogswell relinquished the active practice 
of his profession, he still retained his membership in this society, participated 
in its discussions of scientific and practical subjects, and contributed much to 
its success. 

Dr. Cogswell was called to fill other positions of responsibility and trust. 
He was elected President of the Union Bank in Haverhill, Mass., at its organ- 
ization in 1849, ^"<^1 was elected to the same office v^'hen that institution became 
the First National Bank in 1864, which position he still filled in 1884. For 
many years he was the Vice-President of the Haverhill Savings Bank, and for 
a time the President of a Railroad Company He was an active member of 
the Chapman Hall meeting in Boston, which organized the Republican party 
in Massachusetts, with which party he was ever in full accord. In 1852 he 
was a member of the Electoral College, which gave the vote of Massachu- 
setts for Gen. Winfield Scott. In 1858 and 1859 he was a member of the 
Executive Council, Nathaniel P. Banks being the Governor of Massachusetts. 
He was a delegate from the Sixth District of Massachusetts to the Chicago 
Convention which nominated Abraham Lincoln for President in i860. In 
1862 he was appointed by President Lincoln Collector of Internal Revenue 
for the Sixth District of Massachusetts. After holding this office for four 
years, he was removed by President Johnson, without cause, and was reap- 
pointed to the same office by President Grant in 1870, which position he held 
until 1875, when this district was consolidated with two other districts. This 
was one of the largest and most important paying districts in the country, and 
under the administration of Dr. Cogswell its affairs were conducted with 
marked efficiency and exactness. He was a member of the Electoral College 
of 1868, which gave the vote of the State for Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Dr. 
Cogswell received the degree of A. M. from Dartmouth College in 1865. He 
was always deeply interested in educational matters and gave some of his best 
service to the management of important schools. He was for a long time a 
Trustee of Atkinson Academy, and of the Peabody Academy of Science, in 
Salem, Mass. For nearly fifty years he was a Trustee of Bradford Academy, 
and during most of this time had the entire management of its financial 
affairs. His efficiency in this work is best illustrated by the splendid appoint- 


ments of this institution for the higher education of young ladies. The ample 
grounds, the perfection of the school edifice, the excellence of the teachers, 
and the scope of its curriculum, give it a prominence and a power not 
excelled. He had the pleasure, with his associate trustees, of seeing this 
school, by the generosity and interest of its many friends, placed upon an 
enduring foundation. In the great reforms of the last half-century Dr. Cogs- 
well gave his influence by judicious advice and consistent example. He com- 
menced active life with the temperance cause, and was an ardent supp irter 
of the anti-slavery movement from the beginning to the end of that great 

Dr. Cogswell was evangelical in his religious convictions, and never departed 
from the Scriptures of his ancestors. In 183 1 he became a member of the 
church in Bradford, and was always identified with its growth and prosperity. 
In i860 he assisted in forming the Haverhill Monday Evening Club, 
which was composed of gentlemen of literary tastes, residing in Haverhill and 
Bradford, for the discussion of literary, scientific, and social topics. In 1878 
Dr. Cogswell made his second visit to Europe, and was at the World's Fair in 
Paris. He included in his travels the mountains and lakes of Switzerland, 
and portions of Germany, Belgium, and Holland. He also visited the rural 
districts of England, Scotland, and Ireland, giving much attention to the agri- 
cultural capabilities and resources of the countries through which he passed, 
and manifesting the same enthusiasm in all objects of interest that character- 
ized his former visit. Amid his multiplied cares and duties, Dr. Cogswell 
found time to devote no little attention to agriculture, and his broad acres on 
the sunny slope of "Riverside" give evidence of good cultivation. There, 
amid the rural retirement of his country home, he passed the summer months 
of his later years, with his family, receiving his friends with the cordial grace 
of old-time hospitality. 

It should not fail of mention, that of those who have generously aided in 
carrying forward to successful issue the work of genealogical research, as 
presented in this volume, there is no one to whom the author is so largely 
indebted, for counsel, encouragement, and money, as to Hon. George Cogs- 
well, M. D. For fuller mention of Dr. Cogswell, vid. Successful New 
Hampshire Men. 

Mrs. Elizabeth (Doane) Cogswell, the wife of lion. George Cogswell, M. D., was the 
youngest daughter of Hon. Klisha and Susan Doane, of Yarmouth, Mass. Her older sister, 
Susan Doane, was the wife of Rev. Nathaniel Cogswell [ 415 ]. The family of the late Judge 
Doane were literary and highly cultivated. Mrs. Cogswell was a lady of great refinement 
and interesting social qualities. 

Sarah Parker Cogswell \Zi,Z\, daughter of Dr. George and Abigail (Parker) Cogswell, 
graduated from Bradford Academy, and in 1S71, with a party of friends, made an extended 
tour in England and Central Europe. 

Caroline Doane Cogswell [852], the youngest daughter of Dr. Cogswell, graduated from 
Bradford Academy, and in 1S78 visited Europe, and Iravelled witli her father and other friends 
over the interesting jjarts of England and tlie Continent. 

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Judith^ Cogswell, {JoJnv', NatJianiel'^, yohn-\ Williavfi, JoJin^), 
daughter of John^ [163 J and Abiah (Moody) Cogswell, was born 
March lO, 1783, in Canterbury, N. H. She married, Jan , 1799, '^Thomas 
CogsivcU [382 1, son of Hon. Thomas and Ruth (Badger) Cogswell. 
He was born Nov. 11, 1781, in Gilmanton, N. H. They resided in 
Albany, Vt. Mr. Cogswell died Oct. 26, 1813. Mrs. Cogswell mar- 
ried, Feb. 17, 1 8 19, -John Taylor., son of Abraham and Rachel Taylor. 
He was born Feb. 7, 1774, in Worcester, Mass. They resided in 
Landaff and Bethlehem, N. H. He was a farmer. Mr. Taylor died 
Jan. 13, 1842, and Mrs. Taylor died March 10, 1864, on her eighty-first 


C/iaiies, b. Feb. 19, 1800; m. Alineda Wilson; d. June 8, 1873. 
Ruth B.^ b. Dec. 30, 1802; m. Joseph Otis ; d. Jan. 24, 1840. 
HannaJi /"., b. Dec. 31, 1804; m. Tiinotliy Tavlof ; d. (3ct., 1864. 
Thomas Jefferson, b. Sept. 5, 1806; m. Dec. 26, 1844, Ruth McConnell j d. April, 1857. 
Julia Ann, b. Oct. 19, 1808; m. Jan. 8, 1835, Benjamin Rice j d. March 22, iTSo. 
Janette P., b. Feb. 26, 181 1 ; m. May 30, 1.S52, Edward B. Stickney. 
Judith C, h. April 23, 1813; m. March, 1831, ^ Miles Bowles j m. July, 1848, Frank 
Snow ; d. Aug. 28, 1868. 


John, b. Nov. 3, 1819; m. Nov. 28, 1841, Abigail Thrasher. 
Abraham, b. Aug. 9, 1822; m. Martha Voting. 
Henry Calvin, b. Oct. 19, 1827. 


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Nathaniel*' Cogswell, {JoJur\ Nathaniel'^, yo/iir\ William'^, yohn^), 
son of John^ [163 1 and Abiah (Moody) Cogswell, was born Sept. 27, 
1785, in Canterbury, N. H. He married, 1806, Sarah Suotv, daughter 
of James and Ruth (Hall) Snow. She was born in Landaff, N. H., 
where they resided. Mrs. Cogswell died July 26, 1843. Capt. Cogs- 
well died Sept. 16, 1866. 



George Washington, [853] b. Feb. 19, 1807; m. Feb. 16, 1S34, Harriet Taylor. 
Ruth, [854] b. Nov. 29, 1S08; m. Jan. 4, 1828, Hiram Merrill; d. Oct. 2, 1883. 
Hannah, [855] b. Aug. 13, 1810; m. April 14, 1832, Chandler Bowles ; d. Oct., 1855. 
John, [856] b. Feb. 11. 1813; m. March 23, 1851, Sarah Augusta Carlton. 
Ross C, [857] b. Nov. 29, 1814. He died in early manhood, Nov., 1841. 
James S., [858] b. Nov. 29, 1816; m. Feb., 1848, Martha Moore j d. March 26, 1863. 
Dearborn S. M., [859] b. March 22, 1819; m. April 12, 1849, Malinda Oakes. 
Mary C, [860] b. Sept. 7, 1821; m. Sept. 22, 1843, Charles C. Knapp ; d. Aug. 17, 

Betsey E., [861] b. May 12, 1S26; m. May 12, i^^j,Ja7/ies C. Noyes ; d. April 16, i860. 

|«[cmor antra. 

Nathaniel Cogswrtj, was a farmer. He held a cajjtain's commission, and filled vari-' 
nus town offices. 

James S. Coj^sivfll [ 858 ] lived in Manchester, N. H. 


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Jeremiah*^ Cogswell, {Ebenezei^, NatJianiel'^, Johifi, IVil/iam-, 
yo/in^), son of Ebenezer'^ [ 164 ] and Mary (Stone) Cogswell, was born 
March 27, 1788, in Landaff, N. H. He married yoawia yewell. They 
settled in Lisbon, N. H., and subsequently resided in Whitefield, N. H. 
Mr. Cogswell died, 1865, in Rowe, Mass. 

their children were: 

Amos, [862] b. July 18, 1810; m. Maria Johnson. 

Hannah, [863] b. Nov. 6, 1812; m. . 

Ira, [864] b. March 6, 1815; m. . 

Louisa, [865] b. March 13, 1818; m. Asa French. • 

Melinda, [866] b. April 18, 1821 ; m. Ward P. Whipple. 
Charles, [867] b. Aug. 19, 1823. 




Ehenezek'' Cogswell, {yosep}r\ Nalhanieh, yo/ufi, William'^, yohn^), 
son of Dr. Joseph'' [165 1 and Judith (Colby) Cogswell, was born May 
22, 1795, in New Durham, N. H. He married, Dec. 13, 182 1, Betsey 


VViggin, daughter of Jeremiah and Lydia (Moody) Wiggin. She was 
born June 13, 1796, in Ossipee, N. H. They lived in Tamworth, and 
afterward in Jackson, N. H. Mrs. Cogswell died May 22, 1866. Mr. 
Cogswell died June 27, 1866. 


Pearson, [868] b. May 2, 1S23; m. April, 1843, ^Thankful Hidden ; m. 184S, -Sarah 

Davis J d. April 20, 1864. 
Hannah, [869] b. May 4, 1825; m. Jan. i, 1850, Silas Meserve. 
Emily, [870] b. Sept. ri, 1827 : m. March 27. 1852, Francis Ford ; d. Aug. 11, 1866. 




RuTH^ Cogswell, {yoscplv", Nathaniel'^, yoJin^, Wil/iam^, yohii^), 
daughter of Dr. Joseph'^ [165] and Judith (Colby) Cogswell, was born 
Aug. 22, 1802, in Tam worth, N. H. She married, April 16, 1825, 
Ebenezer Allen, of Tam worth, N. H. They resided in Roxbury, Me. 
Mrs. Allen died May 24, 1846. 

their children were : 

Tho/nas Cogswell, m. Dianflia Enstis j d. 1870. 

Reuben Thurston, m. '^ Sarah J. Gaf/iwon; m. ; d. Oct., 1SS2. 

Alinira Judith. She died young. 

Elliott Colby, b. Dec. 25, 1843; ™- 1862, ^Elizabeth Dean; m. . 

JH f mo r antra. 

Thomas C. Allen was a farmer ; had five children, and lived in Rumford, Me. 

Keiibcii T. Allen was a farmer and carriage-maker, and lived in Milton, IVIe. He was 
twice married. His first wife "died in 1865. Mr. Allen was Representative, and for some time 
Postmaster. He had four children. His oldest son was a physician in Minneapolis, Minn. 

Elliott C. Allen was a carriage-maker. He served three years in the Union Armv. He 
was, in 1S84, a real-estate broker in Minneapolis, Minn. 




Mary Sargent^ Cogswell, {Joseplv", Nathaniel^, JoJin^, William^, 
yohn^), daughter of Dr. Joseph^ [165] and Judith (Colby) Cogswell, 
was born Sept. 20, 1805, in Tamworth, N. H. She married, 1826, 


Jacob C. Wiggin. He was born Feb. 7, 1803. They lived in Tam- 
worth, N. H. Mrs. Wigg-in died Feb. 12, 1877. 


Joseph Cogs7uen, b. Oct. 24, 1826: m. ^Maiy Ambrose ; m. "Riifh Ann Leavitt ; d. 

Aug. 26, 1863. 
Colby S., b. Sept. 11, 1827: m. Hminali A. Dare. 
Emily C, b. March 13, 1829; m. Ah'in W. Stevens. 
Almira J., b. March 3, 1831 ; m. Jo/in B. Martin. 
Jfnry J., b. Aug. 12, 1834; cl. Feb. 25, 1856. 
Con/elm ./., b. Feb. 5, 1837; m. Freeman Tilton. 
M'ayhe7u Clark, b. Sept. 8, 1839; m Mary Holmes; d. Nov. 8, 1864. 
Arthur E., b. March 24, 1842; m. March 21, 1863, Mary F. Drowns. 
Hannah S., h. Sept. 8, 1844; d. July 13, 1864. 
Amanda /•'., b. Aug. 26, 1846: m. Aug. 10, 1865, Henry Snell ; d. Feb. 12, 1866. 


Capt. Joseph C. IVi^i^ghi was a merchant in Sandwich. He served in the Union Army, and 
while in conuiiand of a company of volunteers, was shot on Pinckney's Island, and died of his 
wounds, Au^. 26, 1863. lie had of the first marriage one daughter, Mary Irene, who married 
Mr. Ashcroft. 

Colby .S\ Wiggin died leaving four sons. 

Mr. and Mrs. Martin lived in Brighton, Me. They had one son, John II. Martin. 

Mr. and Mrs. Tilton had one son. 

Mayhew C. Wiggin, after three years" service in the Union Army, died Nov. 8, 1864, in 
Millan Rebel Prison. 

Arthur E. and Mary F. [Drowns) Wiggin had one daughter. 




Joseph^ Cogswell, {JosepJi\ Nathaniel^, John^, William\ John^), 
son of Dr. Joseph'' [165] and Judith (Colby) Cogswell, was born April 
2, 1808, in Tamworth, N. H. He married, Oct, 24, 1835, Amanda F. 
Page, daughter of Jabez and Susan (Osgood) Page. She was born 
April 23, 1 816, in Gilmanton, N. H. They resided in Tamworth. N, H 


Susan M., [871] b. Sept. 26, 1837. She resided, 1884, in Tamworth, N. H. 
Nathaniel Winslow, [872] b. June 4, 1844. He died, unmarried, Feb. 6, 1872. 
Emma J., [873] b. June 15, 1848; m. Aug. 14, 1871, Charles Robertson. 


ilJlemor antra. 

Joseph Cogswell was a " substantial farmer, citizen, and church member." 

N'athaniel IV. Cogswell \\^<, a teacher in Coe's Academy, Northwood, N. H.. and a man of 

great promise at the time of his death. 

Charles Kobertsoii, who married Emma J. Cogswell [ 873 ], was the son of Dea. Robert and 

Lydia (Nickerson) Robertson. He was born Dec. 9, 1837, in Eaton, N. H., where thev resided. 

Mr. Robertson had of a former marriage two sons, viz. : Jesse Nelson, b. Jan. 5, 1863, and 

Mark Edwin, b. March 16, 1866. He was a farmer, merchant, and Justice of the Peace. His 

oldest son was with him in business. 


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Elijott Colby*^ Cogswell, {yoseph^, William'^, yohn\ Williavfi, 
yohn^), son of Dr. Joseph-"' [165] and Judith (Colby) Cogswell, was bom 
June II, 1814, in Tamworth, N. H. He married, Aug. 12, 1842, Sophia 
Anil Adams, daughter of Dea. Thomas and Sophia G. (Kimball) 
Adams. She was born Jan. 24, 1819, in Gilmanton, N. H. 


Edward Elliott, [874] b. Oct. 8, 1843. He died in childhood, Aug. 26, 1846. 
Mary Upham, [875] b. Sept. 6, 1845; m- ^^ov. 19, 1865, George IV. Binghatit. 
Ellen Sophia, [876] b. July 14, 1S47. She died in childhood, Aug. 13, 1849. 
Martha Ellen, [877] b. Dec. 28, 1849: m. Dec. 3, 1874, John G. Mead. 
Elizabeth G., [878] b. March 5, 1852; m. Feb. 28, 1877, Charles H. Prcscott. 
William Badger, [879] b. Aug. 5, 1854. 

Thomas Herbert, [880] b. Aug. 5, 1856. He died in childhood, Sept, 17, i860. 
Ephraim Bradford, [881] b. May 11, 1859. He died in infancy, July 25, i860. 
Henry Burr, [882] b. April 5, 1861. 


Elliott Colby Cogswell was the youngest of his father's famil}'. He 
graduated from Dartmouth College in 1838, and in 1842 from the Gilmanton 
Theological Seminary, N. H. He was first settled, Nov. 3, 1842, as pastor of 
the Congregational Church in Northwood, N. H. In 1848 he removed to 
Newmarket, N. H., and after a ministry of eight years he was installed pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church, in New Boston, N. H., where he remained 
until Oct. 31, 1865. He then returned to Northwood, N. H., as pastor of the 
Church, and was Principal of Coe's Academy for ten years, until June, 1876. 


Rev. Mr. Cogswell published, in 1864, a History of New Boston, N. H., in 
1878, a History of Northwood, N. H., and was the author of several miscella- 
neous works. 

GL-oi-i^e W. Biiigluun was l^orn in Clareniont, N. H. He graduated in 1S63 from Dart- 
mouth College, and for a year or two was the Principal of Gilmanton Academy, N. H. He 
married Mary Upham Cos;swcll, who graduated in 1S65 from Gilmanton Academy. Mr. and 
Mrs Piingham resided in Ikirlington, Iowa. 

William Badger Cogswell \%'^^^^ was born in Newmarket, N. H. ; graduated at ISellevue 
Hospital Medical College, March 10, 1881 ; began practice of medicine March' 16, 1881, in 
Hackensack, N.J. After a few months he removed to Stratford, Conn., where he still prac- 
tised his profession, in 18S4. 

Henry Burr Cogs7oell [ 882 ], the youngest child of Rev. and Mrs. Cogswell, in 1882, was 
a member of Coe's Academy. I'id. History of Northwood, N. H. 




Stephen'' Cogswell, {JeremiaJv', Caleb"^, Adain^, Willianfi, JoJin^), 
son of Capt. Jeremiah^ [168] and Sarah (Fletcher) Cogswell, was born 
July 29, 1772, in Westford, Mass. He married, July 17, 1820, Amelia 
Caldwell, daughter of William and Rebecca Caldwell. She was born 
July 7, 1788, in Johnstown, N. Y. They resided in Ephratah, N. Y. 
Dr. Cogswell died Nov. 2, 1825. Mrs. Cogswell died Aug. 29, 1869. 


Stephen C, [883] b. June 5, 1821. He died in infancy, Jan. 23, 1822. 
William, [884] b. March 6, 1823. He died in infancy, 1823. 

Stephen Cogswell graduated from Harvard College in 1797 and studied medicine, but 
did not practise his profession. He became a teacher, afterwards a merchant. In the year 
1838 Luther Prescott, of Forge Village, Mass., purchased of the. w^idow of Dr. Stephen Cogs- 
well her right of dower in land in Westford and Littleton, Mass. He bought out also other 
surviving heirs, sisters of Dr. Cogswell, viz., Mrs. Kneeland, Mrs. Mansfield, of Chelmsford, 
.Mass., and Mrs. Jarvis, of Baltimore, Md. 

Joseph Cogs7vell Caldwell, M. J}., of Ephratah, N. Y., was a nephew of Dr. Stephen Cogs- 
well. He was born Oct. 28, 1825; studied medicine, and practised for twenty-five years in 
K])hratah, N. V. Dr. Caldwell married, Sept. 25, 1851, Eliza LLirding, daughter of Hon. 
I'.dmund Harding. She was born Oct. 24, 1824. They had three children, viz.: Charles H., 
b. Oct. 18, 1855; George J., b. Feb. 7. 1S61 : Statira E., 1). July 29, 1868. 




Betsey^ Cogswell, {Jcreviiah^, Caleb\ Adani^, William^, John^), 
daughter of Capt. Jeremiah'^ [ 168 ] and Sarah (Fletcher) Cogswell, was 
born Feb. 17. 1775, in Littleton, Mass. She married, Oct. 18, 1797, 
Capt. Thomas Kidder Green. He was born April 15, 1765, in Concord, 
Mass They resided in Westmoreland, N. H., and in Putney, Vt. 
Mrs. Green died Dec. 20, 1820. Mr. Green removed to Niles, Mich., 
where he died. May 10, 1846. 


Almira Kidder^ b. Aug. 27, 1798; m. Oct. 13, 1826, John U'rii^/it, Esq.j d. March 

31, 1877. 
Mary Cogswell., b. July 12, 1800; m. April 24, 1843, W'illiaiii Edward Mayhcw ; d. 

Jan. 22, 1855. 
Eliza, b. May 17, 1802: m. Sept. 29, 1820, Re-'. Joseph Waite Curtis; d. Nov. 4, 1832. 
Anna Hamilton., b. March 19, 1805; m. Nov. 26, 1828, Benjamin Dickson, A/. D. ; 

d. 187S. 
Cogswell Kidder., b. July 29, 1809; m. 1835, ^Mary A. Howard; 111. Nov. 23, 1854, 

^ Sarah L. Lawrence. 


Tlioinas Kidder Green was a farmer, merchant, and Captain of Militia. In 1833 he 
removed to Niles, Mich., and became one of the first settlers of that town. 

John JVrig/it, son of John and (i'artridge) Wright, was born June 8, 1792, in Nor- 
wich, Vt. He graduated March 29, 1814, from the Military Academy, West Point, was pro- 
moted, March 30, 1S14, Second Lieutenant Corps of Engineers, U. S. A. He was Assistant 
Professor of Mathematics in the Military Academy from April i, 1814, to Dec. i, 1816; 
resigned this position July 23, 1818; entered upon the practice of law in Norwich, Vt., 1820, 
and continued in the legal practice until his death, which occurred Sept. 10, i860. Mr. Wright 
married May 8, 1818, ^Snsan Parkhnrst, who died Aug. 18, 1820. They had one child: Susan 
Ann, b. Feb. 18, 1819; m. Aug. 17, 1841, Col. Colber Kenton, who died Feb., 1880. Mrs 
Benton resided, 1883, in Lebanon, N. PL fohn Wright, Esq., married, "^Alniira Kidder Green ; 
resided in Norwich, Vt. They had five children, viz. : Mary Leonard Jarvis, b. Oct. 21, 1827, 
d. Dec. 7, 1S27 ; Mary Jarvis, b. April 26, 1829, d. Jan. 8, 1833; Leonard Jarvis, b. Sept. 15, 
1831, m. Aug. ID, 1S58, Mary Josephine Weaver; Mary Jarvis, b. Sept. 24, 1834, d. Sept. 16, 
1878; Thomas Kidder Green, b. Feb. i, 1838, m. P'eb. 23, 1879, ^Irs. P. C. Jones, of Peters- 
burg, N. Y. 

Leonard Jarvis Wriglit, the oldest son, married J\Liry Josephine Weaver, daughter of 
Charles and Eliza (Hileman) Weaver. She was born Aug. 4, 1839, in Sunbury, Pa. They 
lived in Sunbury, Pa., Niles, Mich., and 1883, in Newtown, Conn. He was a Civil Engineer 
and Railroad Contractor. In the war of the Union he was a Ca]ilain in the Ninth Regiment 
of Michigan Infantry. Capt. Leonard Jarvis and Mary Josephine (Weaver) Wright had eight 
children : Eliza J., b. Sept. 18, i860, m. Jan. 5, 1882, George Allen, they live in Steelton, Pa.; 

2 2 2 

Annie C, b. May 17, 1S63; Frank, b. Sept. 3, 1S66; Jennie Benton, b. March 21, 1870; John, 
1). April 5, 1872; Leonard Benton, b. Dec. 16, 1873; Francis Beyer, b. April 30, 1875, ^- Sept. 
16, 1S75; Alden Partridge, b. Dec. 25, 1882. 

Thouias K. G. Wright was a Captain in the Union Army. He was, 1883, a Civil Engineer 
of the South Pennsylvania Railroad, and resided hi Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland Co., Pa* 

William E. Mayhew, who married "^Mary C. Green, was a merchant in Baltimore, Md. 
They had a son : William Green, b. Aug. 7, 1844, who died April 3, 1863. Mr. Mayhew had 
a daughter of a previous marriage, who married George N. Eaton, of Baltimore, Md., where 
Mr. Mayhew died April 10, i860. 

Joseph W. Curtis was educated for the ministry. He married ^ Eliza Green. They had 
four children, viz.: Edward Green, b. Jan., 1822, d. Feb., 1843; George Cogswell, b. May, 
1824, d. Sept. 30, 1846; Mary, b. May, 1S26; Joseph Seaver, b. May 19, 1832, married and set- 
tled as a lawyer, 1883, in Madison, Wis. Mrs. Curtis died, and Rev. Mr. Curtis married, 
Xov. 27, 1836, '^Mrs. Lois East?nan {Porter) Coolidge, widow of Dea. Nathaniel Coolidge, and 
daughter of William Porter, Esq. They had three children : Charlotte P., William P., and 
James E., who all died in childhood. Rev. Mr. Curtis died March 16, 1857, in Hadley, Mass. 

Benjamin Dickson studied medicine, married Anna //. Green, and settled as a physician 
in Steubenville, Ohio. They had two children : Florence Emerson, b. Aug. 26, 1829 ; m. Oct. 
29, 1857, Col. Edward Savage Bacon, a lawyer. They lived in Niles,'Mich., and had three 
daughters, viz.: Jane Savage, b. Sept. 15, 1858; Anna Florence, b. Nov. 14, 1861 ; Maud 
Mary, b. Nov. 5, 1865. The youngest child of Dr. Dickson was : Mary Green, b. Oct. 26, 
1833, and died Sept. 4, 1877. Dr. Dickson died Sept. 10, 1837, in Steubenville, Ohio. 

Cogswell Kidder Green married, 1835, ^JVancy A. Howard, daughter of Col. J. and H. 1'. 
Howard. She was born Jan. 9, 1818, in Detroit, Mich. He was a lawyer. They resided in 
Niles, Mich. Mrs. Cogswell died Feb. 19, 1843. Their children were: Katharine, b. Feb. 28, 
1837, d. 1841 ; Emily C, b. Feb. 4, 1839, m. Nov. 9, 1859, J. C. Boswell ; Nancy, b. Feb. 5, 
1843, ™- 1872. Mr. Green married, Nov. 23, 1854, "^Sarah L. Lawrence, of E.xeter, N. H., 
where, in 1883, they resided. 




JoNATHAN^^ CociSWELL, {JcvemiaJv', Caleb^, Adam^, William^, Johii^), 
son of Capt. Jeremiah''' [ 168 ] and Sarah (Fletcher) Cogswell, was born 
June 30, 1776, in Westford, Mass. He married, Feb. 24, 1799, Sally 
Tiittle. They resided in Westford, Mass., where he died, May 9, 1806, 


Gkorgk Frederic, [885] b. 1799; m. : d. 1825. 

Adam Holden, [886] b. July 29, 1801 ; m. March 20, 1823, Mary M'liitc j d. June 21, 

Sarah Tuttt.e, [887] b. Nov. 14, 1802; m. John S. Pinckney. 


George F. Cogswell \\2iS engaged with his brother in mercantile shipping on the Hudson. 
He resided in Co.xsackie, N. Y., and in I>roadway, New York City. He had no children. 
John S. Pinckney was of Chelmsford, Mass, 





LucY^ Cogswell, [yereiniaJv\ Calcb^, Adanr^, Williain^, John^), 
daughter of Capt. Jeremiah-'' [168] and Sarah (Fletcher) Cogswell, was 
bom Nov. 5, 1778, in Westford, Mass. She married, Sept. 15, i8or, 
Dr. Samuel Manning, son of Samuel Manning. He was born May 28, 
1778, in Cambridge, Mass. They resided in Cambridge, Harvard, and 
Lancaster, Mass. Mrs. Manning died Oct. 4, 1817, in Lancaster; 
and Dr. Manning died Oct., 1822, in Cambridge, Mass. 


Samuel, b. Ju[y 6, 1802; m. 1828, Susan Sliepard ; d. 1858. 

Mary Wood, b. July 29, 1806: m. 1838, A. B. CIcaveland, M. I).; d. Nov. 9, 1877. 
William, b. Aug. 26, 1808; m. Jan. 15, 1838, tlcpJisibah /'. Howard; d. July 20, 1875. 
Joseph Cogswell, b. Sept. 13, 181 2; m. Aug. 24, 1841, Rebecca P. J. Lii'ermore. 
Rebecca Pratt, b. May 14, 1814 She died in cliildhood, April 14, 1816. 
Charles Pratt, b. Feb. 12, 1817; m. 1848, /. M. Thurston. 


Samuel Manning, father of Dr. Manning, was burn Aug., 1729, in Cambridge, Mas.s., and 
died at the age of ninety-four year.s, April, 1S24. The Manning family of Cambridge date 
back to 1640. 

Dr. Samuel Manning w^i, graduated from Harvard College in 1797. After Mrs. Lucy 
Manning's death, Dr. Manning married, March, 1S22, '^Mrs. E. B. Warland, but died the fol- 
lowing October, 1822. Mrs. Manning, his widow, who was born in 1785, sin-vived to her ninety- 
fourth year, and died in 18S0. 

Samuel Manning, the oldest son of Dr. and Mrs. Lucy ^Lrnning, was born in Cambridge, 
Mass.; graduated in 1822 from Harvard College; went to Lialtimore, Md., in 1S23, studied 
law, and in 1826 married Susan Sliepard. They had seven children : Lucy Ann, b. 1829 ; 
Samuel, b. 1831 ; William, b. 1834; James; Susan; Bessie; Thomas, d. 1859. In 1883 there 
were one son and two daughters living. Mr. Manning died in 1858. Mrs. Manning died in 

Dr. A.B. Cleaz'ehind ma.xi'n:d Mary II'. Manni/ig. They resided in lialtimore, Md., where 
he was a teacher. Dr. Cleaveland died m 1S51. Mrs. Cleaveland died in 1877. They had 
three children: William, b. July 4, 1839, graduated from Harvard College in 1862, and d. 
1873; Clement, b. 1844, graduated from Harvard College in 1S67, was in 18S3 a physician in 
New York City; Mary, b. 1846, m. J. E. Allen. They had a son William, who died in 1873. 
Mrs. Allen died, 1879, ^'^ Cambridge, Mass. 

William Manning was born, 1808, in Harvard, Mass., studied medicine, received his 
degree of M. D. in 1833. He settled, 1838, in Niles, Mich., where he married H. P. Hcnoard, 
daughter of Cyrus and Nancy (Keith) Lloward. She was born <.)ct. 13, 1817, in Easton, Mass. 
They had four children. Dr. Manning died July 20, 1875, ''"' ^ P^ilanti, Mich. 

Charles H. Man>iing, Esq., son of Dr. William Manning, was a Civil Engineer for several 


years in the employ of the Government on the Advisory l>oarcl of Engineers. In 1SS3 he was 
in the entire charge of the Amoskeag Steam Works, Manchester, N. H. 

Joseph Cogswell Manning \\:i?, born in Lancaster, Mass. He married A'. P-J- Livermore, of 
Milford, N. H. They had nine children: Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 25, 1842, d. Feb. 19, 1872 ; 
Charles Henry, b. June 9, 1S44, m. Jan. 17, 1871, Fanny Bartlett ; he was Ensign U. S. N. ; 
Jarvis Cogswell, b. Nov. 30, 1845, d- Oct. 21, 1846; Joseph Cogswell, b. July 26, 1847 ; Rebecca 
L., b. July 8, 1849; Henry L., b. Jan. II, 1852, d. Dec. I, 1880; Cleaveland P., b. May 28, 1854 ; 
Leonard J., b. May 11, 1856, graduated from Harvard College, 1876; Samuel, b. Feb. 9, 1859, 
d. March 2, 1859. 

Chai-les Pratt Maiming, youngest child of Dr. .Samuel and Mrs. Lucy (Cogswell) Man- 
ning, was born in Lancaster, Mass. In 1836 he went to Baltimore, Md., and' became a Civil 
Engineer. He married J. M. Thurston, of Cumberland, Md. They had nine children, who in 
1883 were ail living. 

Rev. Jacob Manning, D. D., late pastor of the Old .South Church, Boston, Mass., deceased, 
it is said, was a cousin of Dr. Samuel Manning, who married Lucy Cogswell, of Westford, 




EvE^ Cogswell, {JeremiaJr', Calcb^, Adam^, William^, yoJiJi^), 
daughter of Capt. Jeremiah^ [168] and Sarah (Fletcher) Cogswell, was 
born June 20, 1785, in Littleton, Mass. She married, June 26, 18 14, 
Boijavtin Kneeland, son of Richard and Martha (Hall) Kneeland. He 
was born Feb. 13, 1780, in Westford, Mass., where they resided. Mr. 
Kneeland died Aug. 14, 1828. Mrs. Kneeland died April 18, 1849, i^"" 
New York. 


Caroli7ie C, b. IVTarch 14, 1815; m. July 20, 1837, ^pyancis Bartlett; m. July 16, 1859, 

■^ Charles Wyet/i . 
Augusta Maria Eve, b. Jan. 6, 181 8. She died in early life. Aug. i, 1838. 
Sarah Fletcher, b. Aug. 17, 1820. She died in early life, May 17, 1835. 

iW em or antra. 

Benjamin Kneeland w^^ of the Kneeland family, of Boston, Mass. He was a merchant, 
and retired in early life upon an ample fortune. Pie was an uncle of .Samuel Kneeland, M. D., 
of Boston, Mass. 

Francis Bartlett was the son of Hon. Bailey Bartlett, of Haverhill, Mass. 

Charles JVyeth was the son of Jacob Wyeth, of Cambridge, Mass. He removed to Balti- 
more in 1S20, and was a merchant in that city. His ancestors were of the original proprietors 
of the town of Cambridge, Mass. Mr. Wveth resided, in 1S83, at No. 129 McCullock .Street, 
lialtimore, Md. lienjamin Knccland's niotlier was the daughter of Rew Willard Hall, fust 
minister of Westford, Mass. 



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Rebecca^ Cogswell, {yeremiaJr", Caleb'', Adam'-'', Williavi-, yoliii^), 
daughter of Capt. Jeremiah^ [168] and Sarah (Fletcher) Cogswell, was 
born April 14, 1788, in Littleton, Mass. She married, Jan. i, 18 15, 
yoel Mansfield. He was born in Chelmsford, Mass., where they 
resided. Mr. Mansfield died June 30, 1826. Mrs. Mansfield married, 
Nov., 1863, "^Theodore Woodward. Mrs. Woodward died June 18, 1864. 


George Washington, b. Nov. 7, 181 5. He died in early life, Sept. 8, 1836. 
Jeremiah Cogswell^ b. Jan. 6, 1817; m. July 13, 1843, Siisati E. Parkhursl j d. July 

5, 1883. 
Asaph, b. Oct. 11, 1818; m. April 9, 1840, Sylvia Griffin. 
Leonard Jarvis, b. Oct. 29, 1820; m. March 31, 1842, Mary E. Rccd. 
Mary Jarvis, b. Sept. 10, 1822. She died in early Hfe, May 5, 1839. 
Joel, b. June 22, 1824; m. March 4, 1847, Maria Bacon. 




Nancy*^ Cogswell, {Jeremiah^, Caleb'^, Adani^, William-, yohn^), 
daughter of Capt. Jeremiah^ [168] and Sarah (Fletcher) Cogswell, was 
born Aug. 5, 1791, in Littleton, Mass. She married. May 8, 1814, Sol- 
omon Richardson, son of Lieut. Wiley and Frances (Poor) Richardson. 
He was born Feb. 12, 1789, in Westford, Mass. They lived in West- 
ford and Groton, Mass. Mrs. Richardson died July 20, 1827, in Groton, 
Mass. Mr. Richardson died Sept. 30, 1868, in Westford, Mass. 


Mary Jarvis, b. July 31, 1815. She died in childhood, Sept. 12, 1818. 
Adam Cogswell., b. Jan. 7, 1818. He died in early life, March 30, 1836. 


Solomon Richardson returned to Westford in 1846. He married -Sarah Elizabeth Tujts 
They had four children: Charles N., b. April 12, 1839; Sarah F., b. Feb. 7, 1841 ; Albert 
Pierce, b. March 3, 1843, "i- March 3, 1874, Alma Minot; Mary Elizabeth, b. June 15, 1847; 
m. 1873, Sherman H. Fletcher, of Westford Mass. 




Marv'^ Cogswell, {Adain^, Caleb'^, Adam"^, Wtlliavfi, JoJin^), daugh- 
ter of Capt. Adam^[169] and Sarah (Burnham) Cogswell, was born 
Dec. 13, 1 761, in Newbury, Mass. She married, 1776, Major David 
Carlton, of Sedgwick, Me. He was born Dec 18, 1752, in Bradford, 
Mass They resided in Sedgwick, Me. Mrs. Carlton died May 3, 
1836. Major Carlton died Nov. 26, 1843. 


Ma}y, b. Oct. 23, 1777; m. Dr. Tenney. 

Adam, b. Oct. 4, 1780. He died, unmarried. 

Dudley, b. May 15, 17S3; m. Mary Campbell. 

David., b. April 23, 1787. He was lost at sea. 

H»ivland, b. Sept. 18, 1789-, m. .Susan Gale Merrill ; d. Nov. 18, 1877. 

Louise, b. March 28, 1793; m. Capt. McKe7izie. 

Rozilla, b. Feb. 22, 1805; m. ^Dr. Merrill; m. "-Rev. Mr. Clapp. 


Dudley Carlton married Mary Ca»ipbcll, of Deer Isle, jNle. They had two daughters : 
Mary, who died, unmarried, in Castine, Me., and Harriet Webster, who married Capt. David 
I-awrencc Stevens, of Castine, Me. Capt. and Mrs. Stevens had an only child, Harriet W., 
l)orn in Boston, Mass., who married Oilman C. Fisher, who was, in 18S4, Superintendent of 
Schools in North Weymouth, Mass. Mrs. Fisher has a " As you like it " chair that once 
belonged to her great-great-grandfather, Capt. Adam Cogswell [ 169 ]. 


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Betsey^' Cogswell, {Adani^, Caleb^, Adanf", Williani^, yohn^), 
daughter of Capt. Adam^ [169] and Sarah (Burnham) Cogswell, was 
born Oct. 25, 1770, in Newbury, Mass. She married Isaac McKcen. 
He was born, 1771, in Belfast, Me, where they resided. Mr. McKeen 
died 1849. Mrs. McKeen died 1853. 

THEIR ( ini.DKEX were: 

.Sally B., b. Sept. 8, 1801. She died in childhood, Feb., 181 1. 
Isaac Nelson, b. Sept. 5, 1806. He died in childhood, Feb., 181 1. 



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Abigail^ Cogswell, {Adam", Caleb^, ■ Adaiii'-^, William-, yo/iii^), 
daughter of Adam'^ [169] and Sarah (Burnham) Cogswell, was born 
Feb. 6, 1773, in Newbury, Mass. She married, 1795, Capt. Rtchard 
Warren. He was born in England. Capt. Warren died Jan. 8, 1796. 
Mrs. Warren married, 1802, ^Richard Hazves, son of Nathaniel and 
Hannah (Goffe) Hawes. He was born June 17, 1777, in Bedford, N. H. 
They resided in Castine, Me. Mrs. Hawes died Nov. 5, 1826. Mr. 
Hawes died Dec. 10, 1843. There were no children of the first mar 



Richard IV., b. Oct. 11, 1804. He died in infancy, Oct. 28, 1804. 
Abigail A/mira, b. Aug. 26, 1808. She resided, 1884, in Castine, Me. 
Sarali Hannah, b. Aug. 25, 1810. She died, unmarried, Oct. 27, 1879. 


Capt. Richard Warren perished by .shipwreck, with all on board, except two seamen, who 
lashed themselves to the rigging, and were taken off the next day. Mr. Mungo Mackay, the 
owner of the vessel, wrote a letter announcing the disaster, the recovery of Capt. Warren's 
body, and his burial, in which he said: " The wreck was owing to the ignorance or stupidity of 
the pilot during a snow-storm, while entering Philadelphia River." The ship cleared from 
Boston, Mass., where Mr. Mackay resided. He was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of 
Boston in 1794. His own son was on board the ship, and perished with Capt. Warren. In 
his letter to Mrs. Warren, dated "Boston, March 25, 1796," the afflicted father wrote: ''We 
must submit, as He that gave its existence knows best zvhen to deprive us of if.'''' 

Richard Hawes descended from William Goffe, who was a Judge in the trial of Charles 
L, of England. Five generations, descended from the regicide, lie buried in Bedford, N. H. 

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JoHN^ Cogswell, {yohir', J^ohn^, yo/m^, yoJm^, yohii"), son of John-^ 
[184] and Mary^ (Cogswell) Cogswell [118], was born Oct. 5, 1743. He 
married, Dec. 2, 1762, '^Abigail Goodwi/i, of Boston. They resided in 
Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. Mr. Cogswell married, Dec. 11, 1782, 
^Anna Steele, who died Oct. 19, 1798. Mr. Cogswell died April 9, 1822. 



Mary, [888] b. May 7, 1768; m. Dec. 12, 1793, IVinthrop Biintham ; d. April 12, 1833. 


John, [889] b. Sept. 24, 1784. Nancy, [893] b. March 4, 1794. 

Anna, [890] b. Dec. 13, 1786. Moody, [894] b. March 31, 1795. 

pRisciLLA, [891] b. March 10, 1789. Daniel, [895] b.Aug. 11, 1798. 
James, [892] b. Oct. 19, 1791. 


Priscilla Cogszvcll [891 ] it is said lived m Boston, Mass. 
Ja7nes Cogswell [892 ] was a tailor, and lived in Gloucester, Mass. 

Moody Cogswell [894] served three months in the War of 181 2 in the company of Lieut. 
Pritchard, in Marblehead, Mass. He lived in liastport. Me. 

Daniel Cogswell [895] married, lived near Lake Erie, and had two children. 




William^ Cogswell, {yohn^, yo/in*, Jolin^, JoJiir, John^), son of 
John"'' [ 184 ] and Mary (Cogswell) Cogswell [118], was born, 1748, in 
Ipswich, Mass. He married, April 4, 1771, Liicretia BurnJiam, daugh- 
ter of Francis and Mary (Burnham) Burnham. She was born Feb. 24, 
1748, in Ipswich, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died Feb. 3, 183 r. 


William, [896] b. 1772; m. Jan. 17, 1805, Lucy CJioate ; d. Sept. 7, 1829. 

Zachel'S, [897] b. 1773: m. 1807, Abigail Low ; d. March 14, 1842. 

Epes, [898] b. Dec. 15, 1775; m. March 27, 1806, Mary Trask ; d. Nov. 11, 1S68. 

Francis, [899] b. 1778. He died in early life, May, 1809. 

LUCRETIA, [900] m. March 18, 1802, Col. John P. Clioatc. 

Polly, [901] m. Jan. 14, 1802, Abel Low ; d. 1805, in Essex. 


Francis Buniliam, father of iNhs. Cogswell, was the son of Tiiovias and Haniiali {Cogswell) 
Burnham [ 38 ]. He married, Oct. 26, 1754, '^Margaret Cogswell, whether a widow, and whose 
daughter, are unknown. 'I'hey had two children: Zacheus, h. .\ug. 31, 1755; he died young. 
Nathaniel, b. July 28, 1758; m. Felx 20, 1783, Mary (ioltlsniitli. 




Lucy'' Cogswell, {John\ John^, John^, yohn^, JoJni^), daughter of 
John [184 1 and Mary (Cogswell) Cogswell [118], was born, 1758, in 
Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. She married, Sept. 28, 1780, Moses 
Kinsman, son of Pelatiah and Jane (Farley) Kinsman. He was born 
July 6, 1754, in Ipswich, where they resided. Mrs. Lucy Kinsman 
died Nov. 29, 1804. Mr. Kinsman died March 24, 1836. 


Ljicy, b. Oct. 14, 1 781 ; m. May 20, 1802, Aaron Cogswell [332]; d. Oct. 22, 1874. 

Joseph, h. IVIarch 14, 1783; m. May 18, 1809, Eunice Brown; d. May 30, 1855. 

Mary, b. Dec. 13, 1785; m. Oct. 6, 1811, Bemsley Smith. 

Hannah, b. Oct. 14, 1787; m. Oct. 6, 181 1, Ephraim Brown. 

Elizabeth, b. April 15, 1789; m. Dec. 28, 1824, Capt. IVinthrop Boardman ; d. Aug. 

4, 1861. 
Farley, b. Nov. 18, 1790; m. March 27, 1823, Jeriisha lYorwood; d. Sept. 26, 1825. 
Susanna Elwell, b. July 6, 1793. She died in early life, Sept. 24, 1808. 
Abigail Elwell, b. Nov. 3, 1796; m. Jan. 30, 1821, Capt. Winthrop Boardman j d. 

June 28, 1823. 
Moses, b. Oct. 17, 1798; m. Dec. 31, 1834, Jane Kinsman ; d. May 7, 1862. 

Moses Kinsman married, Dec. 21, 1809, ^Susanna^ Cogswell [334cz], [JacolP, ]Vil- 
liant^, John^, IFt'lliu/u^, Jolin'^), daughter of Jacob [120] and Elizabeth (Eveleth) Cogswell. 
She was born, 1766, in Ipswich, Mass., where they resided. Mr. Kinsman died March 24, 
1836. Mrs. Susanna Kinsman died Jan. 10, 1841. There were no children of this marriage. 


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Mason*^ Cogswell, {SamneV\ Samuel'^, Saniuer\ JoJm~, John^), 
son of SamueP [192] and Elizabeth (Bingham) Cogswell, was born 
Oct. 5, 1740, in Lebanon, Conn. He married and resided in Middle- 
town, Conn. 


Sarah, [902] bapt. July 18, 1762. 

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Nathaniel" Cogswell, {Smniter^, Samuel^, Samuel^, John'^, yohii^), 
son of Samuel'^ [192] and Elizabeth (Bingham) Cogswell, was born 
June 10, 1742, in Lebanon, Conn. He married, Jan. 2, 1766, Hannah 
Allyn. Mr. Cogswell died Dec. 28, 1784. 


Mary, [903] b. April 20, 1767.,, [904] d. Jan. 3, 1773. Nathaniel, [905]. 


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EzRA^ Cogswell, {Hezekia]v\ Samuel"^, SaviueP, yohii^, Johii^), son 
of Hezekiah'' [193] and Susanna (Bailey) Cogswell, was bapt. March 
i^) I733> 'i"" Lebanon, Conn. He married, Oct. 30, 1760, Elizabeth 
Dewey. She was born, 1741, in Lebanon, Coim. They lived in Coven- 
try, Conn., in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, and in Chesterfield, Mass. Mrs. 
Cogswell died Oct 2, 1812. Mr. Cogswell died June 27, 182 1. 

THEIR children WERE: 

Naomi, [906] b. Nov. 9, 1761 ; m. Nov. 30, 1786, Perez Gallup. 
Susanna, [907] b. Aug. 22, 1764; m. 1783, Andrew Crawford. 
Hezekiah [908] b. Aug. 18, 1766; m. April 17, 1791, Hannah Smith. 
Desire, [909] b. Y€b. 22, 1769; m. June 9, 1791, Joel Rust. 
Daniel, [910] b. Feb. 8, 1772. He died in infancy, Feb. 10, 1773. 

Esther, [911] b. Sept. 13, 1773; "■>• Welch. 

Sybil, [912] b. March 14, 1776; m. Higley. 

Nancy, [913] b. Aug. 31, 1778; m. 1800, John Bates. 

Sarah, [914] b. April 9, 1781 ; m. July 30, 1801, Nehentiah White; d. July 28, 1852. 

Makiha, [915], m. May 27, 1803, Sylvanus White. 


KzR.\ Cogswell removed to Nova Scotia about 1762, and after some ten years returned 
and settled in Chestcrrfield, Mass. He was by trade a Ijlacksmith, and lield, in 17S6, the ottice of 
Road Commissioner. Upon the death of his brother, Daniel Cogswell [467], June 30, 1819, 
in Becket, Mass., Ezra Cogswell, of Chesterfield, was the only surviving heir within the Com- 

Perez Gallup, who married Naomi Cogsiocll \ 906 ], was born in llartland, Vt. 
John Bates, who married .Vaiuy Cogswell [ 913 ], was born in Clicsterfield, Mass. 



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Aaron" Cogswell, {Hezekialv", Samuel^, Samuel'^, yoht-, jfohji^), 
son of Hezekiah^ [193 J and Susanna (Bailey) Cogswell, was born in 
Lebanon, Conn. He married ^Susanna Edgarton. She was born in 
Mansfield, Conn. They resided in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. Mr. 
Cogswell married, Feb. 19, 1778, '^Ruth Parish, daughter of Solomon 
Parish. They resided in Canard Street, Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. 


Elihu, [916] b. Oct. II, 1759; '^- Ri^becca Hoivland. 

Daniel, [917] m. Oct. 20, 1802, Abigail Newcomb : d. 1S57. 

Aaron, [918] m. Susan Mitchiner. 

Anna, [919] xn. Joel Porter. They lived in Cornwallis, N. S. They had no children. 

Sarah, [920] m. Benjamin Steadman. They had no children. 

Allison, [921] m. EnocJi Steadman. 

Y{K^^^\\..,\^^^\m. Edmund Porter. 

the children of. the second marriage were: 
Susanna. [923] m. Lemuel Ells. Ruth, [924] m. Thomas Ells. 




Oliver'^ Cogswell, {HezekiaJv\ Samuel^, Samuel'^, Joliifi, Johii'), 
son of Hezekiah'^ [193] and Susanna (Bailey) Cogswell, was born in 
Lebanon, Conn. He married, Dec. 23, 1773, Abigail Ells, daughter of 
Joshua Ells. They lived in the "Old Cogswell Homestead," in Canard 
Street, Cornwallis. Mr. Cogswell died May 14, 1783. Mrs. Cogswell 
died about 1840, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Borden. 

their children were: 

Samuel, [925] b. Dec. 29, 1774; m. April 11, 1805, Emma Loveless; d. June 6, 1841. 
Elizabeth, [926] m. Joseph Borden. 
iVlARV, [927]. She died young. 
John, [928]. He died young. 




Sarah^ Cogswell, {Hczekiah^, Saimicl^, Samuel'^, John", yohn^), 
daughter of Hezekiah-'' [193] and Susanna (Bailey) Cogswell, was born 
in Lebanon, Conn. She married NatJianiei Kinsma7t, son of Benjamin 
and Elizabeth Kinsman. He was born in Ipswich, Mass. They lived 
in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. 


John, m Sarah Holton. Adolphtis. 

Betsey, m. David Borden, Olive, m. William Masters. 

Ezekiel, m. Mary A'eshert. Ann, m. /ohn Letnont. 

Daniel, m. Mary Ttipper. Ebenezer, m. Mary Ells. 

Mis. Sarah Ann Caldwell, daughter of Ezekiel and Mary (Neshert) Kinsman, grand- 
daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah (Cogswell) Kinsman, and widow of John ]\L Caldwell, Esq., 
lived, 1882, in Cornwallis, N. S., at the age of sixty years. Mr. Caldwell was for several 
years High Sheriff for Kings Co., N. S. 




Christiana*^ Cogswell, {Hezekialv\ Samuel^, Samuel'^, yokn^, 
yohn^), daughter of Hezekiah''' [ 193 ] and Susanna (Bailey) Cogswell, 
was born in Lebanon, Conn. She married, Oct. 31, 177 1, yoJui Eng- 
lish. He was born in Massachusetts. They lived in ChLuxh Street, 
Cornwallis, N. S., but afterwards removed to St. John, New Bruns- 
wick. Mr. English died at the age of eighty-one years. Mrs. English 
died April 3, 1796, in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. 


Hannah, b. Sept. 23, 1772; m. Azor Hoyte. 
Abigail, b. Sept. 18, 1773; m. Isaac Webster. 
Ann, b. July 8, 1775; m. William. Terty. 
Olive, b. April 2, 1777; d. Feb. 12, 1779. 
Mary, b. Oct. 13, 1779; m. Asa Hamilton. 


John, b. Feb. 4, 1781 ; d. Sept. 2S, 1783. 
Zephaiiiah^h. Sept. 17, 1782. 
Olive}', b. June 10, 1784. 
Charles, b. Sept. 9, 1786. 
John, b. Dec. 17, 1789. 

Abel, b. March 16, 1791 ; m. Elisabeth Crawford. 
Sophia, b. April 8, 1 793 ; m. Frederick Rupert. 

IHrmor antra. 

Abel English married Elizabeth Crawford. They had eleven children : Eliza Ann, b. Aug. 
24, 1815, m. Feb. 14, 1841, James Cochran; John, m. 184c, I-ydia Johnson; Hannah Chris- 
tiana, m. 1838, Sherman Freeze ; Charles Edwin ; Sarah Maria, m. .Seth Foster, d. April 3, 
1SS2 ; Hiram, m. 184S, Clarissa Seeley ; Jane Crawford; William Zephaniah, m. 1869, Maria 
Nelson, d. June 28, 1877; Clarissa Sophia, m. David Sharp; Samuel Belding Hoyt, m. Jane 
Melvin ; Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 4, 1836, m. July i, 1880, Robert Boyer. 

Eliza Ann English, daughter of Abel and Elizabeth (Crawford) English, married James 
Cochran, son of James and Nancy (Lyons) Cochran. He was born, 1813, in Ireland. They 
resided in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. Mr. Cochran was a carpenter. Mr. and Mrs. Cochran 
had ten children : John, b. May 31, 1843, m. July 12, 1S65, Mary Feader, d. Aug. 20, 1872 ; 
James, b. Nov. 30, 1844; Mary Elizabeth, b. June 15, 1846; Annie Maria, b. Nov. 9, 1847 5 
Nancy, b. Oct. 29, 1848, m. Jan. 31, 1883, Charles W. Burbridge ; Samuel Belding, b. July 31, 
1850; Charles Edwin, b. July 21, 1853; William Zephaniah, b. March 20, 1S55, d. April 5, 
1S60 ; Margaret Hoyte, b. Sept. 3, 1856, m. Feb. 8, 1883, Henry W. Moffatt ; Florence Sophia, 
b. Jan. 18, 1858. 




Ann^ Cogswell, {Hezekiah^, Samuel'', SamueP% yoJnr, JoJin^), 
daughter of Hezekiah^ [193] and Susanna (Bailey) Cogswell, was born, 
1740, in Hebron, Conn. She married, Dec. 25, 1771, ^Capt. yeremiah 
Post. They lived in Orford, N. H. Capt. Post died Aug. 26, 1777, in 
Bennington, Vt. They had no children. Mrs. Post married '^Lieut- 
Gov. Paul Spooner, M. D. He was of Hartland, Vt., where they 
resided. Gov. Spooner died Feb, 5, 17^9. Mrs. Spooner died Aug. 
27, 1800, in Orford, N. H. They had no children. 


Ann Cogswell went to Nova Scotia in 1761, with her father and mother, but she 
returned with her sister Diademia on the same vessel in which they had sailed. Having no 
children, she left at her decease certain landed estate to the Congregational Church in Orford, 
N. H., as expressed, " That the Gospel inight be supported with respectability.'''' This property 
rents for eighty dollars per annum. The town of Orford caused to be erected a marble slab 
over her grave " In grateful remembrance." 

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Jeremiah Post, the husband of Ami Cogswell, was a Captain in the Revolutionary 
Army, and died while in the service in Bennington, Yt. There is a gravestone to his memory 
in the Cemetery of Orfoid, N. II., which is inscribed as follows: 


Died at Bennington, by ye fate of 'War, Augt. 26, 1777, 

In his 33<1 Year." 

"Brave Capt. Post, 
JV/io once did die 
For to defend 
Oiir liberties 


Paul Spooner married *Mrs. Ann (Cogswell) Post, of Orford, N. H. He was by pro- 
fession a Physician, but was much engaged in the public affairs of the State. He was Judge 
of the Supreme Court, and also Lieutenant-Covernor of Vermont. Dr. Spooner married, 
1769, 'Asenath Wright, daughter of Amasa Wright, I'^sq. Mrs. Wright died subsequent to 
1774, and prior to 1777. Their children were: Elizabeth, b. Dec. 22, 1770, d. Feb., 1853; 
Paul, b. 1772; Amasa, b. 1774. There were descendants of Gov. Spooner by the name of 
Denney, who resided, 1S83, in Northfield, Vt. Vid. Spooner Genealogy, Vol. I. 

Jolin Kinsman, son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Cogswell) Kinsman [471], when a youth 
went to reside with his aunt, Mrs. Paul Spooner, in Orford, N. H., where he remained until 
1S30. John Kinsman married Sarah Holton, of Northfield, and resided in Thetford, Vt. 



Mason*^ Cogswell, {HezekiaJv", Samuel^, SainiieP, yohn^, yoliu^), 
son of Hezekiah° [ 193 ] and Susanna (Bailey) Cogswell, was born, 1 750, in 
Lebanon, Conn. He married, Oct. 31, 1771, Lydia Huntington, daugh- 
ter of Ezra Huntington. They resided in Upper Dyke Village, Corn- 
vvallis, Nova Scotia. Capt. Cogswell died Dec. 12, 1816. 


William, [929] b. 1772; m. Feb, 26, 1795, Eunice Beckwith. 

Eunice, [930] b. May 8, 1774; m. 1797, Charles ChipmaJi. 

Henry Hezekiah, [931] b. April 12, 1776; m. Isabella Ellis ; d. Nov. 9, 1854. 

James, [932] b. June 18, 1779; m. 1S02, '^Elizabeth Beckwith; m. "^Eunice Eaton ; d. 

Sept. 18, 1826. 
John, [933] b. Sept. 26, 1781 ; m. 1802, Ruth Ann Eaton; d. Feb. 2, 1810. 
Anne, [934] b. June 16, 1 785 ; m. April 28, 18 10, Hon. John Morton j d. March 18, 1846. 

Mason, [935] \vy, Auj^. 14, 17S6. They both died in infancy. 
Gideon, [936] i ^ -+, / > > 

Oliver, [937]. He died in infancy. 

Oliver, [938] b. June 16, 1792; m. Jan. 4, 1814, Sarah Alice Allison; d. July 28, 1846. 


"Mason Cogswell, who married Lydia Himtingfon, resided at tlie homestead originally 
occupied by his father, which was situated on the highest ground in the vicinity of Upper 
Dyke Village, from which the dykes and meadows below and around could be seen to the 
extent of two or three miles on either side of the Upper Canard River. He was a very thriv- 
ing and industrious farmer, and instructed his boys in the like line of life, with the exception 
of the second son, Henry Hezekiah, who was destined for the legal profession, and enjoyed 
the advantages of an education at King's College, Windsor, while common schools at the time 
were few and far between. From an inventory of the property and estate of Capt. Mason 
Cogswell, after his death in 1816, it is observed that he had, besides eight hundred acres of 
upland farm and wood lots, with eighty acres of marsh and dyke lands, a herd comprising 
twenty-four horned cattle (nine being cows), also two horses, twelve swine, with the several 
appliances of agricultural implements employed or procurable at the time, household furniture, 
sofa, Windsor chairs, a small book library, silver spoons and sugar tongs for the stirring busi- 
ness of the tea table, not omitting coffee-pot, tin kitchen and scales, bed furniture, blankets, 
bolsters and pillows, as results of home growth of raw materials, with the use of spinning 
wheel and weaver's shuttle. The inventory, in short, would seem to indicate a self-sustaining 
house, comprising evervthing required bv the frugal householder and farmer, down to money 
scales and shoe buckles, with a number of promissory-notes given him by less prosperous 
neighbors, amounting by inventory to an estimated value of $13,334 of the now existing 
currency." Capt. Mason Cogswell's grave was in the Presbyterian burial-ground on Church 
Street, Cornwallis, N. S. The inscription on his tombstone was as follows : 

In Memory of 


Who Died Dec. 12, 1816, 

In the 67th Year of His Age. 

"So man lieth down and riseth not till the Heavens be no more." 




James^ Cogswell, {yatnes^, Samuel'^, Samuel^, yohn", yohu^), son 
of Rev. Dr. James^ [196] and Alice (Fitch) Cogswell, was born July 31, 
1746, in Canterbury, Conn. He married, Aug 8, 1776, "" Elizabeth Dav- 
enport, daughter of Hon. Abraham and Elizabeth (Huntington) Daven- 
port. She was born Sept. 16, 1756, in Stamford, Conn., where they 
resided. Mrs. Cogswell died Nov. 15, 1779. Dr. Cogswell married, 
May 18, 1783, "^Abigail Lloyd, daughter of John and Sarah (Woolsey) 
Lloyd. She was born Feb. 13, 175 1, in Stamford, Conn. They 
resided in New York City, where Dr. Cogswell died Nov. 20, 1792. 
Mrs. Cogswell died, 1830, at Lloyd Manor, Stamford, Conn. 



Alice, [939] b. June 15, 1777; m. Aug. 22, 1805, Rev. Samuel Fisher, D.D.; d. 
May 9, 1850. 


James Lloyd, [940] b. April 26, 1784; m. May 2, 1819, Sarah Burr Sherwood. 
Sakah Lloyd, [941] b. Jan. 6, 1786. She died unmarried. 

John Lloyd, [942] b. 1789; m. Oct. 31, 1821, Lo^'e B. Coffin ; d. April 13, 1831. 
Harriet Broome, [943] b. March 6, 1790; m. Sept. 17, 1819, Robert Willis Mott ; 
d. Sept. 6, 1843. 

James Cogswell, eldest child of Rev. Dr. James and Alice (Fitch) Cogs- 
well, was born in Canterbury, Conn. He studied medicine, and commenced 
practice in Preston, but soon removed to Stamford, Conn. During the War of 
the Revolution Dr. Cogswell was under appointment as Surgeon in the Army, 
and on duty in Cambridge, Mass., and vicinity in the summer of 1775, and at 
the battle of Bunker Hill. Afterwards his official duties called him to Stam- 
ford, Conn., as Examining Surgeon of Volunteers for the Army. And yet 
later he was assigned to New York, where his younger brother, Mason Fitch 
Cogswell [481 J, was his assistant. Subsequent to the Revolution Dr. Cogs- 
well continued the practice of his profession in New York. The New York 
Directory of 1786 gives "James Cogswell, Surgeon and Apothecary, 219 
Queen Street." Dr. Cogswell died of yellow fever, contracted while in attend- 
ance upon the duties of his profession. At the time of his death he was only 
forty-si.x years of age, but had won for himself an eminence in his profession, 
and even higher distinction in character, as a gentleman of literary taste, public 
and philanthropic spirit, and devoted piety. Dr. Cogswell was a correspond- 
ent of the poet Cowper, and had a wide literary acquaintance. By marriage 
he became connected with some of the best families of New England, the 
Davenports, Huntingtons, Edwardses, Lloyds, Taylors, and Woolseys. Numer- 
ous published obituaries mention his eminent professional skill and unobtru- 
sive but effective piety. "Thompson's Long Island" furnishes the following 
testimonial : " Dr. James Cogswell, of New York, was a man no less dis- 
tinguished for his professional acquirements than for his noble philanthropy 
and generous public spirit " For further biographical mention of Dr. James 
Cogswell, vid. History of Stamford, Conn. 


Dr. James Cogswell was buried in a church vault in New York ; afterwards his remains 
were removed and interred in the churchyard of Christ's Church, Manhasset, Long Island, 
N. Y. The spot is marked bv a tombstone bearing the following inscription : 


" Here repose the mortal remains of Doctor James Cogswell, who died the 20th of November, 
X792, in the A^th year of his age.- 

" He ivas a Patriot, actively engaged as a memher of the staff of Washington in the great 
striiogle for Independence. 

" A Philanthropist deeply interested in all the benevolent movements of his times, one of the 
principal originators of the New York Dispensary Systetn, also of a Society for the relief 0/ dis 
tressed debtors, and of the First African School established tn iVeiv York. 

"I/e was a devoted Christian, exemplifying the religion he professed by a consistent lije. 

"The kighteous shall he in everlasting rememhkance." 

Mrs. Elizabeth {Davenport) Cogswell W'-a.s the daughter of Hon. Abraham Davenport, son 
of Rev. John Davenport, of Stamford, Conn., and grandson of Rev. John Davenport, " the 
father of the New Haven Colony." He was born in 17 15, graduated from Yale College in 
1732, married, Nov. 16, 1750, Elizabeth Huntington, of Windham, Conn., whose mother was 
the second daughter of Rev. Timothy and Esther (Stoddard) Edwards, of East Windsor, Conn., 
and had nine sisters and an only brother. President Jonathan Edwards, D. D., pastor 
of Northampton, Mass., from 1726 to 1750, was Mrs. Cogswell's great-uncle. Mrs. Cogswell's 
father, Hon. Abraham Davenport, was prominent in public affairs. He was State Council- 
lor, Judge of Court of Common Pleas, Judge of Probate, and a member of the General 
Assembly of Connecticut. An incident is told illustrating his good sense and courage. He 
was a member of the State Council when occurred the dark day, May 19, 17S0. There was a 
general feeling that the Day of Judgment had come. The Ceneral Assembly, unable to trans- 
act business, adjourned, and great trepidation prevailed. The proposal to adjourn was before 
the Council when Col. Davenport arose and said, " I am against an adjournment. The Day of 
Judgment is either approaching or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for an adjournm-etit ; if 
it is, I choose to be foicftd doing my duty. I wish, therefore, that the candles may be brought, and we 
proceed to business." Mrs. Cogswell's brother was the Hon. James Davenport, who graduated 
from Yale College in 1777, married. May 7, 1780, "^ Abigail Fitch, who died ; married, Nov. 6, 
1790, -Mehitable Coggeshall, a descendant of Hon. John Coggeshall, first President of Rhode 
Island Colony in 1647, under patent granted by the Earl of Warwick. Mrs. Bruen, a descend- 
ant, lived, 1883, in a house standing on the site of the ancient Coggeshall mansion in Newport, 
R. I. Mr. Davenport was State Councillor in 1796, chosen a member of the American Con- 
gress, but died before his term expired, Aug. 3, 1797, at the age of thirty-nine years. 

Mrs. Abigail (Lloyd) Cogszaell was the daughter of John Lloyd, Esq., a gentleman farmer 
who resided in Lloyd Manor, Stamford, Conn. .She was the granddaughter of Henry and 
Rebecca (Nelson) Lloyd. Her mother was the daughter of Rev. Benjamin and Abigail 
(Taylor) Woolsey. 


TO HIS father. 

"Camp .at Roxburv, 7TH June, 1775. 

''Dear and Honored Sir, — The bearer is just setting out, and I have but a few moments to 
employ in writing to you. We are all hurry and confusion here. We have been for several 
days expecting a visit from our neighbors and making preparations to give them a suitable 
reception. Last night 1,100 men began to break ground at Dorchester Hill, and have not been 
molested this morning. 

"Col. Putnam began to intrench last night at Bonchee's Hill, on Charlestown side. They 
have fired a number of cannon upon him this morning, but the firing is now ceased. 

" The troops are healthy, orderly, and in fine spirits, waiting with the utmost impatience 
to have the Regulars sally out. I live in a house with the worthy Gen. Spencer. He appears 
to me the most sagacious, active officer I have seen in the camp. 

" The generals in this colony (as it is now called) are worthy men, but they are not trained 
to make such quick dispatch of business as military duty requires. I hope you will write to 

2 3cS 

me frequently. There is much prophaneness in the Canip, more among the troops that belong 

to Rhode Island than ours. Our men are allowed to be the most orderly, able, and best 

disciplined of anv in the Service. Col. Parsons arrived this morning The powder from 

Connecticut came in yesterday; the arrival of it gave us much joy. We have not enough to 

support a constant fire of heavy cannon should we open batteries. This has embarrassed our 

officers very much. Give my most dutiful regards to my mother, remember me with affection 

to Mr. Devotion and to Sister Lucy. 

" I am your dutiful Son,. 

"James Cogswell." 

" Camp in RoxbIirv, 23Rl> June, 1775. 
''Dear and Hoti'd Sir, — Reed yours of the 21st inst. from Coventry, and the request 
by the Bearer. I wrote a letter of the same date of yours, m which I have given you all the 
information I was then able to give with respect to the matters of which you inquired. Since 
that time we have heard by two Persons, something more of the numbers killed and wounded 
among the Regulars. A man whose name is Clark made his escape from Boston, the day 
before yesterday. He has a brother in the place. General Spencer saw and conversed with 
him. He says the Regulars had upwards of a thousand killed and wounded. Major Pitcairn 
was killed, and one of those generals that lately arrived, but which he could not tell. A num- 
ber of other officers of inferior rank were killed. The other man that made his escape con- 
firms this account. We have had no considerable engagement since. The Regulars have 
ceased their fu^e, and are intrenching on Bunker Hill. We every day expect they will make 
another push. Our men are fortifying Spectacle hill, and are so strongly intrenched that I do 
not feel much concerned. I am now obliged to set out for Cambridge, and can add no more 
than suitable compliments to all friends. 

" From your affectionate Son, 

"James Cogswell. 

" Rev. Mr. Cogswell." 

"Camp in Roxbury, 23RD August, 1775. 

"Dear and Hon'' d Sir, — I have received several very kind, affectionate letters from you, 
which I have not answered. The reasons have been want of time, and expecting to see you 
soon. I have been for about six weeks past in a constant hurry, and not a moment's time to 
spare. It has been and is very sickly in our camp, though I think it is now rather abating. 

" Considering the numbers that have been sick, the Distemper has not proved very mortal. 

" My Grandfather Fitch was here yesterday. By him I understand you have dismissed 
the thoughts of visiting the Camp at present, by reason of sickness in Scotland. I hope it 
will abate, and I may have the pleasure of seeing you here. We are in expectations of an 
attack from the enemy soon ; several deserters from them inform us they are making . . . and 
implements for attacking and filling up intrenchments. Many trees in the town are cut down 
for that purpose. Some before Mrs. Hancock's door were demolished yesterday. But for 
my part I am in doubt whether they will venture. Mrs. Cogswell I conclude is now at Pres- 
ton. I wrote to her by Mr. Hart on Monday. If she is with you give my love to her and tell 
her I expect her brother from Fairfield soon. Mr. Hart took a carriage with him to Preston, 
which I suppose Mr. Davenjiort will ride in here. I hope Betsey will come with him. Give 
my duty to my mamma, and to Sister Lucy. P:esent my best regards to Mr. Devotion and 
his family. Capt. Fanning waits, and I am in haste. Phin Tracy is very ill. I am very 

doubtful of his recovery. 

" I am your affectionate Son, 

"James Cogswell. 
" Mr. Cogswell." 

" Stamford, iqtii Dkc, 1783. 

" Dear and Hon^d Sir, — This wW) be delivered bv mv brother Samuel, whose company 

.we have been favored with some time. It must be very pleasing to you to see him again after 

so long absence, returning from the dangers that attend a military life, unsullied with the vices 

that accompany it, and as one who has a share in the arduous task of successfully opposing 


one of the most potent nations in the world, and in jjiocuiing i)eace and independence. For 

my own part I view him with a kind of respect, mixed with fraternal affection, gratitude, and 

love. Your pleasure would have been increased by seeing Mason with Samuel, had it not 

been for an event that has caused great distress among the circle of your acquaintance in 

Stamford. You know Mrs. Davenport, and can easily conceive that her death, at so early 

a period, must be very affecting. .She grew more and more amiable from the first of my 

acquaintance with her, and though we are deeply affected with her loss, we do n(jt mourn 

without hope. Mr. Davenport is nuich affected. I hope it may work for his good. I have 

been sick with the fever and ague. Mrs. Loyd, Mrs. Cogswell, and Alice have had it, but we 

are now (God be thanked) in good health. We were too unwell to think of visiting you 

until the weather became too cold. I am going to New York soon, and if I can purchase 

medicine and get a store, shall move in. I think of vou often, and wish that I was so nigh 

you that I could see you, enjoy your company, and receive your advice. Mrs. Cogswell and 

Alice present their dutiful regards to you and my Mother. I hope she enjoys a good state of 

health. I wish it for her sake and yours. Give my duty to her, and accept it yourself from 

" Your dutiful son, 

"James Cogswell. 

" Rbv. Jamhs Cogswell." 

" New York, Aug. ioi h, 1792. 

" We are all in confusion in the city. A few persons by endeavoring to monopolize Bank 

.Stock at 6 per cent, have occasioned an almost universal bankruptcv among the dealers in 

stocks. The evil will be felt a long time here, and extend its influence throughout the 


"James Cogswell. 
" Rev. Jambs Cogswell." 



Samuel^ Cogswell, {Janies^, Samuel'^, SaniucP, yoJnr, Johti^), 
son of Rev. Dr. James'^[l96] and Alice (Fitch) Cogswell, was born 
May 23, 1754, in Canterbury, Conn. He married, 1784, Mary Backus, 
daughter of Major Ebenezer and Mercy (Edwards) Backus. She was 
born March 18, 1767, in Windham, Conn. They resided in Lansing- 
burg, N. Y. Lieut. Cogswell died Aug. 29, 1790. She died Nov. 21, 


Masox Backus, [943^?] b. Jan. ig, 1787. He died in childhood. May 5, [790. 
James Fitch, [944] b. Nov. 12, 1789. He died, unmarried, May, 1862. 
Maria, [945] b. Aug. 15, 1790; m. Oct. 29, 1810, Hon Douglas IV. Sloanc j d. Jan. 
9, 1870. 


Samuel Cogswell fitted for college under his father's instruction, having 
for a classmate his cousin, Ebenezer Fitch. They entered Yale College mem- 
bers of the same class, were room-mates throughout the course, and both grad- 
uated in 1777. Mr-. Cogswell was in the Army of the Revolution, and was 


the Lieut. Samuel Cogswell who appears with Col. Thomas Cogswell 
[152] and Major Amos Cogswell [156] on the banks of the Hudson when 
the officers of the American Revolution organized, in 1783, " The Society 
OF Cincinnati." After the close of the war he engaged in the mercantile 
business. Mr. Cogswell was a person of fine abilities and of refined and 
attractive manners. He seemed to have a career of eminence before him, 
when his life was suddenly terminated, Aug. 29, 1790. He was on a gunning 
excursion with a college classmate and friend, Mr. Dickinson, when, by some 
accident, his friend's gun was unexpectedly discharged, and Mr. Cogswell 
killed almost instantly. He was but thirty-six years of age. 



" Pautuxet, gTH March, 1779. 

'■' Dear a)id Hoji'd Sir, — It is a long time since I liave had the pleasure to hear from the 
family by letter. I am ignorant of the reason. I sometimes think it owing to the miscarriage 
of letters, and sometimes to the expectation of soon seeing me at home, but never can impute 
it to want of parental love. 

"By my former letters you doubtless know the reason of my being so long absent from 
home. The same reasons, viz., the scarcity of Officers to do Camp Duty, still keeps me here. 
Officers who deserved Furloughs sooner than me and who left Camp in the Winter have not 
yet returned. They are daily expected, and as soon as they come I have the promise of a 
Furlough. My duty through the Winter has been rather severe, but I have always been able to 
perform it. Not a single tour have I missed since I have been a soldier. Thus by my steadi- 
ness and attention to my duty I cannot think it will savour of ostentation to say that I have 
gained the esteem of my .Superiors and acquired the character of a good Officer ; but I say 
this to my Parents only. 

"The vices of Camp are innumerable, and i)erhaps the number is as large in this Detach- 
ment as in any upon the Continent. Many of the Officers are men of very loose principles 
either as to moral or religious duties. They have bravery and public Virtue, but they are 
both founded upon wrong sentiments. There are a select few in this Detachment who are 
worthy to be beloved and admired. To goodness and politeness they join a desire of pleas- 
ing by an amiable and unblemished conduct. I know my Father would choose to have me 
neglect the company of the former whilst I make the latter my companions. I do, and with 
a great degree of pleasure can say that hitherto I have shunned those vices, of which the liv- 
ii\g in general is guilty; but 1 must confess that the frequency of them makes them appear 
less enormous to me now than when I first commenced a Soldier's life. Cool reflection shows 
them to me in the same colours as ever, but at first sight they have not the same imj^ression 
upon me as they once had. Heaven, I hope, will give me power always to avoid them. 

" No news in this Quarter. The enemy at New Port are very still. I think they are fools 
if they lay still long, for our shores are thinly manned. It is my opinion that four thousand 
of them might get to Providence with a great deal of ease; but they would be obliged to go 
back again very soon. Hunger, I e.xpcct, will ere long dri\e them out, for we are told they 
have but short allowance. 

"My Quarters are much exposed. I live with a rich old Farmer, whose Oxen, Cows, and 
Sheep would afford them a grand repast. Should they be temjjted to make him a visit some 
dark night, it is ten to one but I shall be obliged to run off with but half a Shirt to my back. 

" I expect to be at home in three weeks. My best Duty to my Mamma and compliments 

to Mr. and Mrs. Devotion. 

" I am, .Sir, your dutiful and affectionate Son, 

" S. Cogswell." 


"Camp Pracknkss, N. Jersey, 15 July, 1780. 

" Dear and Honored Sir, — You will undoubtedly be glad to know that your son has 
safely arrived at camp, and with health sufficient to do the duty of a Soldier. I left New 
Haven the day after my father did, and at evening reached Stamford. As I passed through 
Fairfield and Norwalk (the first time I have seen them since their distruction) I was almost 
persuaded to vow eternal enmity to the name of Britons. My better feelings were aroused by 
reflecting on the baseness of human Nature, and compassionating the situation of the unhappy- 
sufferers. I tarried at Stamford six days. From Stamford I came to West Point, at which 
place I tarried long enough to take a view of all the principal fortifications there. My knowl- 
edge of fortifications is very trifling, but I could, however, make up my judgment, partly from 
my own observation, but more from the remarks of others w'ho have both ability and oppor- 
tunity to become perfectly acquainted with the natural as well as artificial strength of the 
Post. Every hill on each side of the River upon which forts are erected appeared formidable 
by Nature, but the amazing strong works which 'are raised on every convenient place make 
them terrible to the view, and much more so if approached in a hostile manner. From many 
considerations it is believed that the Post is only defended by a small force, although it should 
be attacked by a very large one. From West Point I travelled in company with General Arnold 
t() this Place. The most of the Army I found destitute of Tents, and encamped in a Wood 
with no other security from the inclemency of the weather than the boughs of Trees, or now 
and then a Bark Hut. The evening after my arrival in Camp, a rain began, which continued 
almost two days, the most of which time I was wet to mv skin, as were all that were with me. 
This served as an hardening, but it gave me a cold, the effects of which I am not ])erfectly rid 
of yet. 

"But we have now the happiness to be covered with Tents of the best kind, which, with 
the prospect I have of regaining my health, makes me very contented. I find all the gentle- 
men, and indeed all the Lords of the Regiment to which I belong, very destitute of every 
convenience. I thought the place of their encampment very suitable to their appearance, and 
I still think they ought not to have left the woods till they had been clothed anew from head 
to foot. Besides being very ragged and very dirty (which by the way they were unable to 
prevent for want of a change of clothes), they were supplied with but half allowance of Meat, 
Bread, or Rum. Whilst I pity the poor fellows for the neglect with which they were treated, 
my admiration was drawn forth at a view of the patience with which they bore it. 

" Not a single complaint have I heard made by a Soldier since I joined the army. Every 
one seems willing to wait for a compensation till his countrv can grant it to him without injur- 
ing herself, which happy time we expect is near at hand. The arrival of the French Fleet at 
Newport, of which I doubt you have full information, very greatly exhilarates our Spirits, and 
gives us glorious prospect of soon retaliating for the loss of Charlestown (Charleston ?). We 
expect speedily to have the pleasure of joining the troops of our glorious Ally at the White 
Plains, the consequence of which must be nothing short, of a complete Clintonade. The only 
regret I feel on the occasion, is this, ' that America should be so lost to her own glory as well 
as interest, and at a time, too, when she abounds in the best Soldiers, as to suffer a foreign 
force to enter her territories, and fight her battles.' It carries with it a disgrace which she 
will never be able to wipe out. This is at present my opinion, which I am sensible is w'orth 
very little, and which I may probably have reason to alter in a very short time. I wish I may- 
Should an attempt be made upon New York, the danger will be great, and Death will be very 
busy, for the besieged will doubtless defend themselves with the most obstinate bravery. 
Then, Sir, I know you will shudder for your Son. But at the same time you wish for his 
safety, I hope you will as ardently wish that his conduct may be such as may do honor to him- 
self and to his friends, so that if it should be the will of Heaven that he shall be found among 
those who shall nobly fall in the defense, and for the support of so glorious a cause as that in 
which we are engaged, you may have reason to say, ' I thank thee. Heaven, my Boy has done 
his duty! ' But it is time for me to put an end to this very long letter. However, you will 
consider, Sir, that your patience will not be exercised in this way very often. 

"The Bearer is a Soldier of the Regiment, whose time is out. 


" I doubt not he will ]>€ paid for his trouble, that is, fed, and if he wants it, lodged. Mv 
best regards to Mamma, respectful com])linients to Capt. Whiting and Mrs. I shall wish 
much to hear from home, but do not wish my Father to write me unless he has a very direct 
opportunity. The Army will soon move from this place, perhaps to White Plains. 
" With every sentiment of the most dutiful respect, 

" I am your son, 

" Sam'l Cogswell. 
" Mr. Cogswell, IVindham." . 

" In Camp, 19TH September, 1781. 
'■'Dear and Houorid Sir, — I write in great haste. Arnold's infamous conduct at New- 
Haven is still a subject of conversation. The rascal has obtained by it neither honor, or 
what was much more his desire, gain, for thev tax him on the other side with behaviour like a 
coward, and he did not get i:)lunder enough to j^ay him for his jaunt. We wait with a great 
deal of impatience for the event of General Washington's expedition to Virginia. Nothing 
short of a total capture of Lord Cornwallis and his army would satisfy us. 
" With the profoundest sentiments of dutiful respect, 

" I am vour son, 

Sam'l Cogswell. 

Mr. Cor.swELi , VVmdhani." 


'* New Haven, Oct. 8th, i7?4. 

" You are too good, my Brother, took kind, too affectionate. I do not deserve so much 
praise, so much, I should call it, flatterv, and I doubt the sincerity of your friendship after so 
long experience. 

"Be assured your affection does not meet with cold returns from your Leander. After 
having enjoved the invaluable blessing so long, after having tried it thro' so manv occurrences 
and vicissitudes, and found it invariable and unshaken, even the apprehension of losing it 
would be to him the bitterest attlict'on. The longer I live, the more I am acquainted with 
mankind, the less favorably do 1 think of them in general, and the more highly do I prize the 
esteem and friendship of those who were the companions of my childhood, the friends of my 
youth, and whose early attachment, even before either could judge of the other's merit, has 
been gradually ripening into a rational, tender, and manly affection. In this number, you, my 
Brother, hold the first j)lace, and while this heart of mine continues to beat, it will beat with 
affection for you. 

" You have given me great pleasure in connnunicating to me your plan of business. I am 
pleased with your prospect. It promises fair, and if your expectations from it are not too 
high, I flatter myself they will not be disappointed. It is vain to hope that any plan will fully 
answer our wishes. Yours is very rational, flattering. The stand you have taken, from the 
account I have had of the Countrv, I have long thought a good one. Your i)artner is a worthy, 
good Lad, active, enterjjrising, and persevering, and in vour jjlan of business, these, seasoned 
with prudence, caution, and experience, are very rccpiisite qualifications. May heaven reward 
you both, and ])lace in easy and elegant circumstances the Nym]ih you shall honor with your 
esteem, and bless with your tenderness. 

" Apropos of Miss P F , if she is to be the happy one, I congratulate you both ; 

tho' mv acquaintance with her is small, I think highly of her. Every one that knows her 
intimately sjieaks much in her praise. A reputation so good must have merit to support 
it. A character so amiable she could not have accpiired unless really possessed of that sense, 
those virtues of heart and aml)iablencss of manners which are necessary to constitute it. I 
hope to have a better personal acquaintance with her shortly. She left Stratford lately on a 
visit to her friends at Woodbury. I have not yet heard of her return. 


"Jimmy Davenport and my Sister Sally set out day before yesterday for Stamford. By 
them I forwarded your letter enclosed in one of my own. I took the liberty to offer her my 
services to convey the letters to you, and assured her she might rely on my secrecy and 
honor. Happy shall I be if she honors me with her confidence, and enables me to render her 
and my Fortius any services. But I know not whether she will accept of the tender of my. 
assistance, unless it be seconded by your opinion and advice. Ail your friends here send their 
love. Present mine to Mr. Seldon and all your friends with you. I am not certain where this 
will find you. Write me often. With sincerest wishes for your hap])iness, I am, mv dear 

" Most affectionately yours, 

" Leander." 

The above letter rvas wntfen by Ebenezer Fitch to Lieut. Samuel Cogswell. 


Mrs. Mary (Backus) Cogswell married, May 2, i~g2,-Rev.]Ebe7tezer Fitch, son of Jabez 
and Lydia (Huntington) Fitch, the cousin, early playmate, and college classmate of her 
lamented husband. The tradition is that Mr. Fitch had made the offer of marriage to the 
beautiful Marv Backus about the same time that she received a like proposal from Mr. Cogs- 
well, neither being aware of the other's intentions. She chose Mr. Cogswell, but being bereft 
of him, she accepted Mr. Fitch, who made the kindest father to the children of his lamented 
cousin, and proved a dev'oted husband to his widow, and became the distinguished First 
Fresident of Williams College. 


Ebenezer Fitch was born Sept. 26, 1756, in Norwich, Conn. After graduation in 1777 
from Yale College, he taught in Hanover, N. Y., became tutor in ^'ale College, and was 
licensed to preach in 1787. Rev. Mr. Fitch in 1791 became the Freceptor of Williamstown 
Academy, Mass., which was converted into Williams College, of which, having visited Europe, 
Rev. Ebenezer Fitch was inaugurated, 1793, the first Fresident, and held the office until 181 5, 
when he resigned and became Fastor of the Fresbyterian Church in West Bloomfield, N. Y., 
where he fulfilled an efficient ministry of twelve years, but resigned in 1828. He received 
the degree of D. D., in 1800, from Harvard University. Rev. Dr. Fitch died March 21, 
1833. Mrs. Mary Fitch died Nov. 21, 1834, in Cleveland, Ohio. They had eleven children: 
Ebeneze>; b. 1793; he died the night before Commencement, Sept., 1S07. Samuel Cogswell, b. 
April II, 1795; ^^ di^'i "^ infancy, Aug. 7, 1796. Mason Cogsu'eil, b. 1798; d. 1849. Charles, 
b. June 26, 1799; "■>• ^lay 15' 1822, Sarah Hamilton; d. 1864. IVilliam, settled in Eastern 
Massachusetts, //enrr, b. May, 1803. Gordon. Lucy, m. 1817, Rev. Ezekiel Folsom ; she 
died in 1874. Born May 7, 1807, at one birth, Edmund ; Edward, d, June 2, 1807 ; Edzvin, d. 
June 14, 1807. 

Masoji Cogswell Fitch graduated from Williams College in 181 5, studied law, settled in 
New Albany, Ind., became wealthy, was Fresident of a Bank, and died 1849. 

Charles Fitch graduated from Williams College in 1818, and from Frinceton Theological 
Seminary in 1821. Aug. 22, 1822, he was ordained and installed in Cherry Valley, N. Y., 
resigned in 1825, and installed Jan., 1826, in Holliston, Mass., where he remained until 1832, 
when he removed to the State of New York. Vid. History of Holliston and Sher- 


Rez'. Mr. Folsom, who married Lucy Fitch, the only daughter, was a chaplain in the Army. 
They resided in Cleveland, Michigan City, and elsewhere. Their son, George Falmer Fol- 
som, graduated from Williams College in 1847, became a minister, was settled in Genesee, 
N. Y. For extented biography of Rev. Ebenezer Fitch, D. D., vid. American Quar- 
terly Register, Vol. XV., pp. 353-378. 




Mason Fitch'^ Cogswell, {Jame^\ Samitel^, Samuel'^, Jolin^, 
yoJm^), son of Rev. Dr. James'^ [196] and Alice (Fitch) Cogswell, was 
born Sept. 28, 1761, in Canterbury, Conn. He married Mary Austin 
Lcdyard, only daughter of Austin and Sarah (Sheldon) Ledyard. She 
was born in Hartford, Conn., where they resided. Dr. Cogswell died 
Dec. 10, 1830. 


Mary Austl\, [946] b. lSoi ; m. May, 1823, Rev. Lewis Weld. 

Elizabeth, [947] b. May 14, 1803; m. Feb. i, 1831, Hon. JoJui Treadwell Xortoii j 

d. May 3, 1856. 
Alice, [948] b. 1805. Slie died in early life, Dec. 23, 1830. 
Mason Fitch, [949] b. Nov. 10, 1809; m. Sept. 13, 1847, Lydia Bradford; d. Jan. 

21, 1865. 
Catharine Ledyard, [950] b. Sept. 22, 1811 ; m. Sept. 13, 1836, Rev. Cortlaiidf la// 

Rensselaer. D.D.; d. Dec. 24, 1882. 


Mason Fitch Cogswell was baptized Oct. 4, 1761, the seventh day after 
his birth. His mother died while he was but a lad of eleven years, and soon 
after he went to be in the family of Hon. Samuel Huntington, whose accom- 
plished wife was Mrs. Martha (Devotion) Huntington, daughter of Rev. Dr. 
Cogswell's predecessor in Scotland Parish, Windham, Conn. Hon. Samuel 
Huntington, in 1779-80, was the President of the Continental Congress, and 
afterwards, from 1786 to his death, in 1796, the Governor of Connecticut. 
While in Mr. Huntington's family he fitted for college, and was entered at 
Yale, the youngest member of his class, in 1776. He maintained his standing 
and led his class in scholarship throughout the course, and graduated in 1780 
with the highest honors, having the Valedictory Oration. He had a natural gift 
for surgery, and chose the profession of medicine. While pursuing his studies 
he was with his brother, Dr. James Cogswell [478], in the Soldiers' Hospital, 
in New York City, where he acquired great expertness in surgery, and was 
very distinguished in this department throughout his professional life. It is 
said that he was the most accurate, neat, and rapid operator in the country. 
His dexterity with the knife was wonderful. He once amputated a thigh in 
forty seconds. 

Dr. Cogswell had a mind that was never ruffled or disconcerted, and a 
hand that never trembled during any operation. He first introduced the most 
important operation in removing a cataract from the eye, extracting it rather 


than breaking it in pieces. He was the first one in this country to secure the 
carotid artery with a ligature ; and "that the Deaf and Dumb Asyhim in Hart- 
ford, Conn., owes its existence to the exertions of Dr. Cogswell, in the first 
instance, is as familiarly known as the institution itself." He was moved to 
this by sympathy for his own daughter, Alice, a girl of strong and gifted mind, 
but who by severe illness was rendered deaf and dumb at the age of six years. 
Her father, by reading in a French medical pamphlet of the successful teach- 
ing of the deaf and dumb across the water, was inspired to see if something 
could not be done for such persons in this country. It was largely by his 
influence that Rev. Thomas Gallaudet visited J'aris, gathered information, and 
brought back with him M. L. Clere, in 1816, by whose services the first asylum 
for the deaf and dumb was established in America, and Alice Cogswell was its 
first pupil. 

Dr. Cogswell may be said to have been the originator of the Hartford 
Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb, as he was of the Hartford Retreat for Insane 
People. The former was founded in 1820, the latter in 1824. Dr. Cogswell 
was chosen, in 18 12, the President of the Connecticut Medical Society, which 
office he held for ten years. He was not only a surgeon, but a scholar, poet, 
and Christian. He was an assiduous and successful cultivator of polite litera- 
ture, especially poetry. He was the companion and compeer of Dr. Hopkins, 
Judge Trumbull, Dr. Strong, Mr. Theodore Dwight, and others. He was also 
a proficient in music. 

Dr. Cogswell's last illness was of short duration, lasting only five days. 
The whole city of Hartford was moved by the event of his illness, and late at 
evening people stood in groups along the sidewalks to inquire in whispers of 
the physicians as they came from the house, " How is he ? " His death was 
a great public loss as well as a private afiliction. His daughter Alice sank 
under the bereavement, and herself died two weeks later. For notice of 
Mason F. Cogswell, M. D., vid. Lecture by Prof. Jona. Knight., M. Z>., before 
Medical Class tn Yale College, Nov. 2, 1833. Vid. Williams Medical Biogra- 
phy, pp. 100-109. 

Mary A. Ledyard, who became the wife of Dr. Mason Fitch Cogswell, was the daughter 
of Austin Ledyard, a half-brother of Col. William Ledyard, who after a brave and hopeless 
defence of Fort Griswold against superior numbers, was murderously slain by a British otificer 
and his men massacred after he had surrendered his sword, Sept. 7, 1781. The Centennial 
OF the Capture of Fort Griswold was observed Sept. 7, 1881, and Mr. Whittier was 
invited to furnish a poem for the occasion. 

Mrs. Cogswell's grandparents were John and Mary Austin Ledyard. John Ledyard was 
from Bristol, England. He came to America in early life and first appears as a teacher of a 
Latin School in Southold, L. L Vid. New York Genealogical Biographical Records, 
Vol. VIL, 1876, p. 12. 

An article in the New Englander for Jan., 18S2, entitled Old Times in Coiineetic7d, makes 
mention of an old diary of Dr. M. F. Cogswell, of a trip home to Thanksgiving, 1788. This 
was prior to the National Government, which was completed April 30, 1789. 

Dr. Bacon, late of New Haven, received from A. R. Brock, Esq., of Richmond, Va., Sec- 


retary of the Virginia Historical Society, the relic, with this communication, viz. : " I enclose 
for your acceptance a soiled fragment of a diary found among the papers of a pious and 
beloved Presbyterian divine of Richmond, Rev. John D. Blair, who was born in Pennsylvania, 
Scotch- Irish descent, and who died in 1823. I know not the writer, but am assured by several 
circumstances that it was written between 1780-90, which indeed will be apparent to you by 
internal evidence on inspection. There may be something of local record in it to interest 
you." Says Dr. Bacon, " How this diary came into the possession of Dr. Blair, of Virginia, 
is a mystery, and how it escaped his waste-basket is no less a mystery." 

On one occasion, when a young man. Mason F. Cogswell arrived home on Saturday 
evening to find his father unable to ])reach the next day, whereupon he took his father's place, 
much to the acceptance of the people of Scotland Parish, and that day there was in the audi- 
ence a lad ten years old, named James L. Kingslev. 

Mrs. C. L. Sigourney, who has been called the " Mrs. Hemans of America," has beauti- 
fully embalmed the memory of AiJCE Cogswell in poetrv. She prefaces her lines thus : 


"A daughter of the late Dr. Mason F. Cogswell, of Hartford, Conn., who was deprived 
of the powers of hearing and speech, cherished so ardent an affection for her father that after 
his death she said in her strong language of gesture, ' her heart had so grown to his it could 
not be separated.' She was suddenly called in a few days to follow him, and from the abodes 
of bliss, where we trust she has obtained a mansion, may we not imagine her thus addressing 
the objects of her fondest earthly affection ? " 

." Sisters, there 'j ?nusic here, 

From countless harps it flows 
Throughout this wide, celestial sphere. 

Nor pause nor discord knows. 
The seal is melted from my ear 

By love divine. 
And what through life I pined to hear, 

Is mine ! is mi tie I 
The warbling of an ever-tuneful choir, 
And the full, deep response of David's sacred lyre. 
Did the kind earth hide from me 
Her broken harmony. 

That thus the melodies of Heaven might roll. 
And ^ whelm in deeper tides of bliss my rapt, my wondering soul? " 

Xo\ remaining lines, vid. Mrs. Sigourney's Poetical Works. 



Elizabeth*^ Cogswell, {JosepJt, yosc/>h^, Samuel'^, yoJm^, JoJui^), 
daughter of Joseph''^ \ 197 ] and Joanna (Andrews) Cogswell, was born 
March 30, 1735, in Southington Parish, Farmington, Conn. She mar- 
ried, Aug. 20, 1752, Ebeiieaer Hubbard. They resided in Southington 
Parish, Farmington, Conn. 



Anna, bapt. Oct. 7, 1753. Elizabeth, bapt. April 9, 1758. 

Ebenezer, bapt. March 28, 1756. A son, bapt. Sept. 5, 1762. 

Sarah, bapt. April 9, 1758.- Hezekiah, bapt. July 28, 1765. 



Sarah'' Cogswell, {JosepJi^, Joseph^, Smnuel'-^, JoJin^, yoJui^), daugh- 
ter of Joseph^ [197] and Joanna (Andrews) Cogswell, was born May 10, 
1736, in Southington, Conn. She married Stephen Hollister. He was 
born Aug. 9, 1727, in Kensington, Conn. They lived in_ New Britain, 
Conn. Mr. Hollister died Aug. 31, 1800. Mrs. Sarah Hollister died 
May 6, 181 4. 


Rhoda, b. May 10, 1756; m. Sept. 5, 1771, Joseph Woodruff. 

Anna, b. June 23, 1758; m. David Daniels. 

Thomas., b. Sept. 10, 1762; m. Sarah Hurlburt. 

Charlotte., b. June 21, 1766; m. May 30, 1787, Edward Patterson. 

Stephen, b. Jan. i, 1769 ; m. Flowers. 

Sarah., m. April 19, 1792, Simeon Bronson. 

Mrs. Sarah (Cogsrvell) Hollister united with the church in New Britain, Conn., Dec. 10, 
1758. It was said that "she was a woman remarkable for prayer and piety." The record made 
has sometimes varied from the above, viz., "Sarah Cogswell, born May 10, 1726, daughter of 
Joseph and Joanna (Andrus) Cogswell, married Stephen Hollister, and died at the age of 
eighty-eight years." 




Ros ANNAS Cogswell, {yosep/t', yoseph'^, SamneP, yokn-, yokn^), 
daughter of Joseph-'' [197] and Joanna (Andrews) Cogswell, was born 
May II, 1739, in Southington, Conn. She married, 1758, Stephen 
Winstott, son of Daniel and Abigail (Hotchkiss) Winston. He was 
born Dec. 3, [733, in Wallingford, Conn. They resided in Southing- 
ton, Conn. 



Rosanna^ b. Jan. 2, 1759; rii- Lei?iuel Hart ; d. May 23, 1788. 

Jemitna, b. Feb. 7, 1761. 

Stephen, b. April 8, 1763. 

Joanna, b. Nov. 13, 1765. 

Daniel G., b. Feb. 28, 1768; m. Feb. 2, 1792, Jerusha Peirsoti ; d. about 1814. 

Lemuel Hm-t, son of Amos and Mary (Dunham) Hart, was born Aug. 24, 1759. He mar- 
ried Rosafina Whtstcm, and the}' resided in Burlington, Conn. His death occurred May 2, 
1S22. They had a daughter Mary, who married John Miller, of Canada, a daughter Orra, who 
married John Field, of Egremont, Mass., and a son Joel, who was born Jan. 2, 1788, and mar- 
ried Feb. 2, 1809, Sarah Winchell. 

Daniel G. Winston married Jcnisha Peirson, daughter of Nathan and Jerusha (Sandford) 
Peirson. She was born Jan. 12, 1770, in Eridgeha'mpton, N. Y. They resided in Richmond, 
Mass., and in Ballston, N. Y. He was a tanner and currier. He died about 1814. They had 
five children, viz.: Jerusha, b. Dec. 16, 1792, m. Dr Bethuel Peck; Sarah, 1). April 28, 1795, 
m. April 21, 1821, John Cunningham, d. Dec. 2, 1876; Mary, b. Oct. 18, 179S; Eliza, b. Dec. 26, 
1801, m. April 14, 1824, James B. Cook ; Lucy Ann, b. March 17, 1807, she died in infancy, 
Aug. 28, 1807. 

Sarah Winston married yi^/^w Cunningham. They lived in New York City, and in Lebanon, 
Ohio. He was a son of William Cunningham, born 1794 in New York, and died Sept. 8, 1863, 
in Tennessee. Their only son was Richard H. Cunningham, who was born Feb. 3, 1S24, in 
Richmond, Mass. He married, April 4, 1848, Lydia A. Cox, daughter of Richard M. and 
Mary A. (Huston) Co.x. She was born March 6, 1826, in Warren County, Ohio. They 
resided in Mason, Ohio. He was a Lawyer. He served in the Army of the Union more 
than three years, and was under Sherman on his march to Charleston and the sea. Mr. and 
Mrs. Cunningham had six children: Theodore J., b. Jan. 12, 1S49; Catharine E. P., b. Feb. 
24, 1841, m. Dec. 8, 1870, William B. Hamilton; Richard AL, b. Nov. 19, 1852 ; Nathan P., b. 
June 26, 1856; Sarah W., b. April 6, 1858, m. Jan. 9, 1879, William L. Nichols; Mary A., b. 
April 3, i86[, m. Nov. 16, 1880, Isaac J. Newton. He was born June 22, 1844. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton resided in Greensburg, Decatur Co., Ind., w-here he was born 
July 14, 1847. He was the son of W. W. and Isabella J. Hamilton. He was a hardware 
merchant. Their children were: William C, b. Nov. 7, 1871; Mary F., b. Dec. i, 1S74; 
Richard R., b. April 8, 1876; Harry W., b. March 6, 1883. 

Mr. and Mrs. jVichols resided in Richmond, Mass., in the same house where he was born, 
Oct. 21, 1839, which was built by Joseph Cogswell [197] between 1762-7, and has been the 
home of six generations. In 181 2 it was removed about forty rods to the east of its original 
site. Vid.M.wci Ann Cogswell [1596] Memoranda. 

Mr. and Mrs. Newton resided in Lenox, Mass., where he was born, 1844. His parents were 
Isaac and Mary Ann (Root) Newton. He was the proprietor of the Clift House in Lenox, 
Mass. Their children were : Lucy Peirson, b. Jan. 7, 1882; Richard Isaac, b. Oct. 2, 1883. 

Eliza Winston married James B. Cook, son of Walter and Betsey (Burchard) Cook. He 
was born 1800, in Richmond, Mass., where they resided. Mr. Cook was a farmer. He died 
Nov. 28, 1846. Mrs. Cook resided, 1-H83, in Chicago, 111. Their children were : Elizabeth 
Winston, b. Feb. 24, 1825, d. Oct. 22, 1844, in Richmond, Mass. ; Lucy Ann Winston, b. Feb. 
22, 1827, m. Dec. 23, 1845, Orville Cronkhite ; Floromond Burchard, b. Dec. 9, 1S31, in Rome, 
N. v., d. July 9, 1836, in Vienna, N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cronkhite resided corner of La Salle and Madison Streets, Chicago, 111. 
She was born in Rome, N. Y. Mr. Cronkhite was son of George and Pamelia (Peirson) 
Cronkhite. Their children were: Floromond W., b. July 12, 1849, and Gloriannah Peck, b. 
March 9, 1852, in Glens Fall, N. Y. 


Hon. Fred Winston, President of New York Mutual Lite Insurance Company, was a 
cousin of Mrs. Sarali (Winston) Cunningham, the grandmother of Mrs. William L. Nichols, 
of Richmond, Mass. 




Nathan" Cogswell, {JoscpJv', Joseph'^, SamucP, Jolufi, John''), son 
of Joseph^ [197] and Joanna (Andrews) Cogswell, was born April 22, 
1744, in Southington, Conn. He married ^Anna Smith. She was born 
Nov. I, 1745. They resided in Richmond, Mass. Mrs. Anna Cogswell 
died March 27, 1785. Mr. Cogswell married, 1786, '^Eunice Lord. She 
was born, 1756, in Colebrook, Conn. Mrs. Eunice Cogswell died March 
[, 1787. Mr. Cogswell married, Dec. 31, 1787, "^Miriam Smith. She 
was born 1754. Mrs. Miriam Cogswell died May 20, 1802, and Mr. 
Cogswell married "^Mrs. Mary iTarbell) Waters, widow of Edward A. 
Waters, Esq., of Balston, N. Y. She was born 1756. Mr. Cogswell 
died March 29, 1822. Mrs. Mary Cogswell died Jan. i, 1848, in New 
Lebanon, N. Y. 


Elisha, [951] b. Dec. 8, 1768; m. Nov. 10, 1790, Phebe Reddifigton ; d. Aug. 14, 1816. 
Smith, [952] b. Jan. 28, 1771 ; m. 1793, Phebe Wells ; d. March 5, 1844. 
Salmon, [953] b. March 8, 1775; m. Feb. 5, 1798, Sarah Soullard; d. Sept. 10, 1811. 
Nathan, [954] b. March 19, 1785. He lived in -Upper Canada. 

the child of the second MARRIAGE WAS : 

Eunice Anna, [955] b. March i, 1787; m. Jeduthan Paulk. 

the children of the third marriage were : 

Arabella, [956] b. Nov. 8, 1789; m. Hubbard. 

Julius, [957] b. Oct. 10, 1791. He died in infancy, Nov. 7, 1792. 
Samuel, [958]. 


Nathan Cogswell was a blacksmith. He was a man of noble qualities of character. 
In the Cemetery in Richmond, Mass., are found the following inscriptions : 

In Memory of 

who died March 2g, 1822, 
Aged 78 years. 

" Tlie cud of tlw upyigJit man is peace." 


In Memory of In Memory of 

MRS. ANNA, Wife of MRS. EUNICE, Wife of 


who died Mar. 27th, 1785, who died March ist, 

in the 40*'' year of 1787, in the 31st year 

her age. of her age. 

" /F(? mourn not as wretches do. 

Whose vicious lives all hope deny. 
A fallittg tear is A^ature\': due ; 

While faith looks up to jcvs on High." 


who died May 2o'li, 1802, in the 49th year 

of her age. She was his third wife. 

And of their little son JULIUS, who 

lies at her left hand, who died Nov. 71)1, 1792, 

in the 13*11 month of his age. 




Joseph'' Cogswell, {yosepJt", yoscph"^, Samuel^, yohn~, yohti^), son 
of Joseph'"' [1911 and Joanna (Andrews) Cogswell, was born May 15, 
1753, in Southington, Conn. He married, July 14, 1772, Chloe Hill. 
They resided in Richmond, Mass., and after 1790, in Cornwall, Vt. 


Olh'!-:, [959] b. Oct. 18, 1773: m. June 11, 1792, John Olvord. 

Clarissa, [960], b. May 19, 1777; m. Oct. 12, 1793, Amos Gilbert. 

Ll'MAN, [961] b. Oct. 2, 17S1; m. Jan. i, 1S04, ""Electa Bruce; m. Aug. 27, 1807, 

^Betsey Evarts ; d. Dec. 15, 1858. 
Betskv, [962] b. July 4, 1 787 : m. ZachariaJi Galncia. 


Joseph Cogswell .sold his and farm in Richmond,, deed dated Dec, 17S9, and 
soon after removed to Cornwall, Vt., about the same time that his brother, Nathaniel Cogswell, 
settled there. The farm nl" fnscpli Cogswell in Cornwall was that occu])ied in 1X62 by l"'ranklin 
II. Dean, Esq. 


The CJmrch Record, of Richmond, Mass., contains the following : " Baptized Dec. 26, 
17S4, Olive, Clarissa, Luman, children of Joseph Cogswell. Baptized Aug. 12, 1787, Betsey, 
child of Joseph Cogswell." 

[ 495 ] 

Joseph^ Cogswell, {Samuel^, Joseph'^, Sajuuel^, yohn^y yohn^), son 
of SamueP [198] and Mary (Langdon) Cogswell, was born July 13, 
1737, in Farmington, Conn. He married and removed from Farming- 
ton, Conn., to Richmond, Mass., in 1762. Mr. Cogswell died July 15, 


their only child was : 
Nathaniel, [963]. 





AsAHEL^ Cogswell, {Saimicl''', yosepJi^, Samuel'^, JoJnf^, yohn^),?,on 
of SamueP [198] and Mary (Langdon) Cogswell, was born April 16, 
1 74 1, in Farmington, Conn. He married, 1770, ^Dorcas Fuller, daugh- 
ter of Jeremiah Fuller. They resided in Richmond, Mass. Mr. Cogs- 
well married ^Rhoda . She was born 1744. Mr. Cogswell died 

Dec. 4, 1792. Mrs. Rhoda Cogswell died Dec. i, 1826. 


Stephen, [964] > , -, ^ ,„„, ( m. 
Silas, [965] ) ( m. 

m. Sept. 21, 1794, Elizabeth Handj d. Sept. 6, 1823. 
Rachel . 

Asahel, [966] b. 1773. DoRCAS, [967] b. 1775. 


Asahel Cogswell was a farmer. The family tradition is that his son Asahel married 
and settled in Western New York. Also that Dorcas was married, and died in early woman- 
hood, in Vermont. Mr. Cogswell mentions in his will, dated Oct. 27, 1792, his wife Rhoda, 
his daughter Dorcas, and his three sons, Stephen, Silas, and Asahel. He names David 
Rossiter and Nathaniel Bishop, Esq., his executors. His will was witnessed by Samuel, 
Nathan, and Samuel Cogswell. 





Isaac'' Cogswel, {Samuel^, Joseph'', SamucP; yohn^, John^), son of 
Samuel'"' [198] and Mary (Langdon) Cogswell, was born, 1745 in Farm- 
ington, Conn. He married Molly Loomis. They resided in Richmond, 
and in 1785 removed to Charlotte, Vt., where they both died, 


Amos, [968] m. Pairic Caldwell. Enos, [971] m. Zilpha More. 

Eleanor, [969] m. Barnabas Graves. Lucinda, [972] m. Joseph Spalding. 

RoxANNA, [970] m. John Heath. Sylvia, [973] m. Joseph Moiu. 

Seth, [974] b. Feb. 14, 1772; m. July 25, 1793, ^Hannah Martin; m. 1S35, "Mrs. 
Betsey {Boynton) Gibbs ; d. July 12, 1.S62. 


Isaac Cogswell was a soldier of the Revolution. lie served from April 26 to May 19, 
1777, in Capt. Aaron Rowley's Company, Col. Symonds's Regiment, which was called out by 
Gen. Gates. Mr. Cogswell sold, Jan. 31, 1785, forty acres of land for two hundred pounds to 
Samuel Cogswell [503], and April 2, 1785, fifteen acres to I'hilip Cook, of Richmond, Mass., 
and removed to Charlotte, Vt. 


[ 503 1 


Samuel^ Cogswell, {Samuel^, Joseph^, Saift!iel'\ John-, John^), 
son of Samuel-'^ [ 198 1 and Mary (Langdon) Cogswell, was born Sept. 
17, 1754, in r^armington, Conn. He married Sarah Lydia Olnistead. 
They lived in Richmond, Mass., where Mr. Cogswell died, May 26, 181 5. 
Mrs. Cogswell died, 1829, in Brighton, N. Y. 


Hannah, [975]. She died at the age of twelve years. 

Marv Ann, [976]. She died at the age of seventeen years. 

Samuel O., [977] b. Aug. 3, i 790 : m. June \(\ lSi/, Sarah E. BIoss j d. March 8, 1844. 

.Sammel Cogswell was a soldier of the Revolution. lie was in the service in the same 
comiianv with his brother, Isaac Cogswell [499], in I777- 


[ 504 ] 


Reuben'^ Cogswell, {Sajmtel^, Joseph^, SanmcF", JoJor, yolui^), 
son of Samuel''' [198] and Mary (Langdon) Cogswell, was born March 
I, 1756, in Farmington, Conn. He married and resided in Richmond, 
Mass. About 1 78 1 he removed to Gal way, and afterwards to Ballston, 
N. Y., where Mr. Cogswell died, 

A DAUGHTER, [978]. A DAUGHTER, [979]. 


Reuben Cogswell was in the Revolutionarv service. On hearing of the battle of Lex- 
ington he enlisted, April 22, 1775, and marched to Cambridge, Mass. He was one of Capt. 
Noble's minute-men. He was elected Postmaster of liallston, N. Y., in 1788. 


r 506 ] 


Levi'' Cogswell, {Sainuel'\ yoseplt^, SamiieP, yoJuP', yohii^), son 
of Samuel-'' [198] and Mary (Langdon) Cogswell, was born Sept. 6, 
1759, in Farmington, Conn. He married, Dec. i, 1786, Rachel F. 
WJdtelcy, daughter of William Whiteley. She was born May 22, 1762, 
They lived in Charlotte, Vt. Mr. Cogswell died Nov. 29, 1853. Mrs. 
Cogswell died June 22, 1846. 


Le\i, [980] b. Dec. I, 1788; m. July, 1814, Sarah Palmer; d. Sept. 16, 1876. 
Anna, [981] b. July 26, 1790; m. Feb., 1807, Enoch Palmer j d. Aug. 8, 1877. 
Lydia, [982] b. Sept. 28, 1792; m. Orrin Mobs ; d. May 16, 1841. 
Hannah, [983] b. July 6, 1794; m. Calvin Stearns j d. Dec. 8, 1821. 
Polly, [984] b. Sept. 24, 1796; m. Joseph Palmer; d. Oct. 11, 1842. 

Asahel, [985] ) ^^ Q^^_ j^^ 1799; -^ ™' ^^^-^ ^'^^^^ ' ^' ^""^ ''^' '^^^* 
Amos, [986] \ ' ' i m. Susan Joties. 

Betsey, [987] b. Aug. 17, 1805: m. April 19, 1834, Albert IV. Mead. 


Levi Cogswell was a soldier in the War of the Revolution. He removed with his 
brother, Isaac Cogswell [ 499 ], to Charlotte, Vt. Mr. Cogswell was a farmer. 

Levi Cogswell [ 980 ] was a farmer. He married Sarah Palmer, daughter of Tyler and 
Rachel I'almer. She was born in the State of New York. They resided in Charlotte, Vt. 
Mrs. Cogswell died Nov. 7, 1867. They had no children. 

Anna Cogswell [ 981 ] married a brother of Mrs. Sarah (Palmer) Cogswell. Mr. Palmer 
was a farmer, and lived in Monkton, Vt. His death occurred Aug., 1846. 

Amos Cogswell [ 986 ] lived in North Ferrisburg, Vt, His wife, Mrs. Susan (Jones) 
Cogswell, died (Jet. 27, 1881. They had no children. 

Betsey Cogswell [ 987 ] married Albert W. Mead, son of Stephen Mead. He was born, 
1773, in Greenwich, Conn. They lived in North Ferrisburg, Vt. Mr. Mead died Jan. 21, 
1859. They had no children. 




Anna** Cogswell, {Nathan^, yoseph"^, Samuel'^, yohn~, yo/ui^), 
daughter of Nathan-'' [199] and Susanna (Warner) Cogswell, was born 
July 24, 1738, in Farmington, Conn. She married, Sept. 30, 1762, yok?i 
Macky. They lived in Middletown, Conn. 


John, b. Aug. 24, 1763. Thojjipson^ b. Sept. 14, 1767. 

Jesse ^ b. Dec. 7, 1764. Abigail, b. Dec. 4, 1769. 

Anna, b. May 31, 1766. 



Solomon^ Cogswell, {Nathan^, yoseph^, SamneP, yohn-, yohn^), 
son of Nathan-^ [199] and Susanna (Warner) Cogswell, was born March 
26, 1743, in Farmington, Conn. He married, Dec. 12, 1768, Sarah 
Cowles. She was born March 11, 1749 They resided in Hancock, 
Lanesborough, and Williamstown, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died May 26, 
1806. Mrs. Cogswell died April 26, 1831. 



Chloe, [988] b. Dec. 12, 1769; m. Feb. 16, 1792, Major Joseph Strong j d. Jul)- 5. 1799. 
Susanna, [989] b. Dec. 8, 1771 ; m. Oct. 10, 1793, Francis Strong; d. Nov. 13, 1811. 
Sarah, [990] b. Feb. 26, 1775; m. April 26, 1798, Sylvester Gardner ; d. July 12, 1853. 
Solomon, [991] b. March 4, 1780; m. Nov. 26, 1801, Rhoda Wilcox j d. Jan. 5, 1850. 
Nathan, [992] b. April 2, 1782. He died in childhood, April i, 1788. 
Benjamin, [993] b. Dec. 5, 17S5: m. Oct. 2, 1806, Susanna Bill; d. June 5, 1849. 
William, [994] b. July 24, 1789: m. 1816, Sainantha Pettit ; d. Sept. 25, 1834. 


Mrs. Sarah {CowL-s) Cogszvdlt gave to lier grandson, Sohjnion lal)C'/» Cogswell [ 1624 ], the 
day his parents set ont for Ohio, Sept. 13, icS26, a IJible, at the time one hundred years old, 
which she inscribed as follows : 

"Manlius, Onondaga Co., N. Y., Sept. 13, 1826. This I)ook belonged to Nathan Cogs- 
well. After his death it fell to his son Solomon Cogswell, and I, his widow, give it to Solo- 
mon Jabez Cogswell, my grandson, being Benjamin's son. This I write with my own hand, 
being in my 78th year. Thanks be to (Jod for the measure of health I enjoy." 

(Signed) Sarah Cui;s\vkll. 




Ruth" Cogswell, {David^, yoseph^, Samuel'^, yohn-, yohii"), daugh- 
ter of David^ [202] and Mary (Woodruff) Cogswell, was born in South- 
ington, Conn. She married, Aug. 7, 1766, Williaiii Barrett, son of James 
Barrett. He was born May 15, 1743, in Southington, Conn. Mr, Bar- 
rett died May 6, 18 19. 

their children were : 
Phebc, [ , z- 5 ni. Nov. 25, 1790, Capt. Martin Potter; d. Dec. 25, 1858. 
Elsie, ) ( m. Asahel Foote. 

Urbane, b. i 769 ; m. . 

Ruth, m. Job Richmond. 

Lowly, m. Jan. 3, 1805, Truman Barnes. 


Mr. and Mrs. Poller had six children: Emma, b. Sept. 13, 1793, m. Nov. 7, 1821, Joseph 
1'. Finch ; Rhoda, b. Sept. 30, 1796, m. Dec. 8, 1814, Joseph P. Finch, d. Oct. 4, 1S19; Sophronia, 
b. April 2, 1799 ; Joel,b. Oct. 5, 1800; Ruth, b. July 21, 1803; Vesta, b. July iS, 1805, m. Oct. 9, 
1833, J"h" ^^- Hobart. 

Truman Barnes, who married Lowly Barrett, was a son of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Wood- 
ruff) ISarnes, b. April 23, 1783. They had four children : Mary E., b. March 7, 1806, m. May 23, 
Henry J. Lewis; Lowly M., b. Aug. 22, 1810, d. 1811; Emily, b. Dec. 5, 1813, ni. Ajjri! 2--^, 
1833, Wyllys Smith; Sylvia, b. Oct. 28, 1818, m. Oct. 9, 1836, Anion Bradley. 





Hur.DAH^ Cogswell, {David^, Joseph'^, Samncr-\ yohn~, Johii^), 
daughter of David^ [202] and Mary (Woodruff) Cogswell, was born 
Sept. 22, 1751, in Southington, Conn. She married Capt. David Peck, 
son of Zebulon and Mary (Edwards) Peck. He was born May 13, 1749, 
in Bristol, Conn. They lived in Southington, Conn. Mr. Peck died 
Sept. 30, 1 82 1. 


Mary, b. Jan. 25, 1773. 

Hiildah, b. July 8, 1775; m. Nov. 24, 1803, Riley Smith ; d. March 10, 1858. 

Asahel, b. July 19, 1777; m. Feb. 3, 1803, Diademia Dunham. 

Seth, b. July 7, 1781 ; m. Salome Lewis. 

Sally, b. Oct. 3, 1783; m. Sarschal Judd; d. July (5, 1824. 

Orrin., b. Aug. 26, 1785 ; m. Ann Seward. 

Phila, b. Aug. 31, 1787; m. Edward Converse. 

Luanna, b. May 13, 1790; m. Joel Carrington. 

Mr. and Mrs. Riley Smith had two children : W'yllys, b. Oct. 9, 1804; James R. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sarschal Judd hvid two children : Seth, b. March 18, 1803, m. June 25, 1S24, 
Betsey Button; Henry P., b. Sept. 27, 1814, ni. Jan. 24, 1842, Betsey A. Wilcox. Mr. Sarschal 
Judd died Dec. 11, 1839. Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Judd had : Jared W., b. Aug. 11, 1S44, and 
Henry S., b. Feb. 14, 184S. 




David^ Cogswell, {David^, yosepJi^, Samuel'^, yohir, yohn^), son 
of David^ [2021 and Mary (Woodruff) Cogswell, was born 1857 in 
Southington, Conn. He married, Sept., 1779, Abigail Gridley. She 
was born 1753. They lived north of Burying Ground Hill, on the 
west side of the turnpike. Mr. Cogswell died May 4, 1823. Mrs. 
Cogswell died Nov. r8, 1843. 


Polly, [995] b. July 20, 1780; m. Sept. 29, 1799, Richard P. Lowrey. 
Phebe, [996] b. May 15, 1783; m. May 10, i8or, '^John Porter ; m. -Levi Smith j d, 
April 28, 1869. 


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NoAH*^ Cogswell, {David'", 'jFosepii'^, SamiicP, ydiffi, yoJiii^), son 
of David^ [202] and Mary (Woodruff) Cogswell, was born Sept. 27, 
1761, in Southington, Conn. He married, April 15, 1798, Lydia Wood- 
ruff, daughter of Asa and Mary (Granniss) Woodruff. She was born, 
1777, in Southington, Conn. Mr. Cogswell lived north of Burying 
Ground Hill. Mrs. Cogswell died Oct. 14, 1817. Mr. Cogswell died 
Dec. 6, 1839. 


RoxAXXA, [997] b. Sept. 3, 1800; m. Dec. 5, 1824, Artemas Jasper Gridley ; d. May 

28, 1850. 
Wyllvs, [998] b. 1804, who died in early life, July 31, 1827. 




Salmon^ Cogswell, {David'", yosepli"", Samuel'^, JoJuP', Johti^), 
son of David^ [ 202 ] and Mary (Woodruff) Cogswell, was born March 
18, 1768, in Southington, Conn. He married, Feb. 25, 1794, ""Sarah 
Smith, daughter of David and Abigail (Lewis) Smith. They lived in 
Southington, Conn., at East Mountain, on what was known as the 
Miller place. Mr. Cogswell removed in 18 13 to West Street. Mrs, 
Cogswell died June 9, 18 14. Mr. Cogswell married, Sept. 21, 181 4, 
"^Amy Stanley. He died March 9, 1838. Mrs. Amy Cogswell died 
Feb. 8, 1868. 


Levi Browx, [999] b. 1795. 

Jesse, [iooo] b. March 11, 1797; m. Maria Norton. 

Harriet, [iooi] b. Aug., 1799; d. March 14, 1875. 

Selah, [1002] b. July 15, 1800. 

Matilda, [1003] b. May 23, 1802; m. Jan. 31, 1826, ^T/iomas McMa/ionj ^ Peter Boyd. 

Sarah, [1004] bapt. June 3, 1804. 

Abigail Mary, [1005] b. Nov. 9, 1805; m. May 6, 1S29, ^IVitliain Judd ; m. Dec. 

17, 1844, '^Elisha Crosby J d. June 14, 1863. 
Rhoda Esslin, [1006] bapt. March 12, 1809; m. Pentville. 




Sarah'' Cogswell, {yosepJi', yoshna^, Sainnel'--, yo/in'^, Johii^), 
daughter of Joseph^^ [201] and Sarah (McKinney) Cogswell, was born 
March 31, 1754, in Windsor, Conn. She married, Nov. 23, 1775, Capt. 
Elisha Burton, son of Jacob and Rachel Burton. He was born Nov. 
7, 1743, in Stonington, Conn. They lived in Norwich, Vt. Mrs. 
Sarah Burton died Jan. 25, 1S14, Capt. Burton died May 3, 18 19. 


Sarah, b. Feb. 19. 1777: m. Jesse Stoddard ; d. March 6, i.S6[. 
Jacob, b. Nov. 3, 1779; m. Jan. 23, 1806, Betsey Sajford ; d. Feb., 1843. 
Joseph, b. Oct. 20, 1781 ; m. Maiy Hodi^iuan ; d. Oct. 24, 1814. 
Susanna, b. Nov. 28, 1783. Slie died in cliildliood, May 27, 1790. 
Polly, b. March 26, 1786; m. Rev. Samttel Basconi ; d. March, 1825. 
John B. C, b. April ro, 1789: m. Feb. 6, 18 14, Susan Lov eland j d. May 9, 1S62. 
Harvey, b. Aug. 19, 1793; m. Jan. i, 1826, ^Salome Burton : m. Jan. 26, 1831, '^Har- 
riet Brooks j d. Oct. 22, 1868. 
Fanny, b. April 11, 1796; m. A mini B. Allen ; d. Sept. 10, 1853. 


Elisha Burton was a l)rotlier of Rev. Asa JJiirton, 1). I)., of Thetford, Vt. He married, 
.\pril, 1767, '^Susanna Burton, who died April 27, 1775. They had three children, viz.: Levi, 
b. April 10, 1768; ni. Susanna Partridge; d. Nov. 22, 1813. His wife was a sister of Capt. 
Alden Partridge, who founded tire Norwich Military University. Stephen, b. Dec. 25, 1769; 
d. Dec. 25, rSi2. Elisha, b. Sept. 14, 1772; d. Aug. 17, 1S06. These sons all removed West. 
Capt. Burton after the death of '^Mrs. Sarah {Cogsivell) Burton, married, July 14, 1S14, ^Mrs. 
Mary Loz'eland. There were no children of the third marriage. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stoddard had three children, viz. : Sarah, m. Mr. Morrison ; Jesse; Eliza, 
m. Arad Stebbins. They had two children: Mary and Marshal. 

Dea. and Mrs. Jacob Burton had nine children, viz. : Maria, b. Oct. 16, 1806; m. Oct. 26, 
1832, Joel A. Richards. Henry, b. Sept. 21, 1808 ; d. April i, 1836. Elisha, b. March 4, 181 1 ; 
m. Cynthia Robinson, Azro, b. Feb. 28, 1813; m. March 6, 1839, Sophia Morse; they resided 
in Lancaster, N. H. Zimri, b. Sept. 17, 1815; m. June 17, 1837, Rachel Lake ; they resided in 
Troy, N. Y. George, b. June 6, 1818; m. Dec. 21, 187S, Mary E. Blaisdell; they resided in 
Norwich, Vt. Mary Ann, b. Nov. 12, 1820; m. Nov. 15, 1853, Curtis Stone ; d. Sept. 12, 1881. 
Eliza, b. July 12, 1823 ; d. April 1 5, 1825. Lebbeus, b. June 24, 1826; lie resided in Troy, N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burton had three children: Marshall, m. Sophia Gridley: Harvey, 
m. Margaret Russell; Mary, m. Daniel (Jraves; they lived in Rochester, N. ^'. 

Rev. and Mrs. Satmiel Bascom had two sons: Samuel, of .Sjiaron, \'t., and 'I'homas. 

Dea. John B. C. and Mrs. Burton had: Joseph, b. Nov. 25, 1814. ICdward, b. Feb. 14, 
1S17. P^liza, b. May 3, 1819; m. Martin Gillette. Julia A.,b. Oct. 5. 1821 ; m. Daniel O. Gil- 
lette; d. Oct. 21, 1873 ■'^nsan L., b. June 3, 1824; d. May 10, 1856. John P., b. July 15, 1831 ; 
m. Charlotte Messenger. Mrs. Susan Loveland BurttJU died July 16, 1864. 


Hai-vey Btwlon was a lawyer. Jle had of the first marriage': Sarah J., b. Oct. 30, 1826. 
William P., b. Dec. 2, 1828; m. ^Rebecca Blood; m. '-^Emily C. Craft. And of the second 
marriage : Elizabeth, b. Dec. 3, 1831 ; d. March 18, 1833. Laura E., b. June 18, 1834; d. April 
3, 1835. Charles H., b. June 9, 1836; m. Charlotte A. Corwin. Louis E, b. July 7, 1838; m. 
Ellen Blood. Frederic J., b. Oct. 12, [841 ; m. Mary J- Emerson. Mrs. Salome Burton, first 
wife of Harvey Burton, Esq., died July 9, 1830. 

Mr. and Mrs. Allen had two children: Joshua O. ; Arabella. 




JoHN^ Cogswell, {yosep/r', yoshna^, Samuel'^, yolui^, yohn^), son 
of Joseph^ [207] and (McKinney) Cogswell, was born in Wind- 
sor, now Ellington, Conn. He married, 1791, Barsheba Hincher. She 
was born 1764, in Windsor, Conn. They resided in Randolph, Vt. 
Mr. Cogswell died 1796. Mrs. Cogswell died March 28, 1849. 


Alanson S., [1007] b. 1792. He died in early life, 1813. 
William, [1008] b. 1794; m. Elvira Tnnicr j d. 1826. 

JOHX Kinney, [1009] b. July 15, 1795; m. 1816, '^RutJi Green; m. March 31, 1853, 
"^Lucinda Clark j d. Jan. 15, 1867. 

John Cogswell and his brother, Jesse Cogswell [521 ], were brought up by their uncles 
in Windsor, Conn., as their father died when they were young children. 7 hey became farmers, 
and settled in Randolph, Vt. 

Alanson Cogswell [1007] was a soldier in the War of t8i2, and died a prisoner of war, 
1S13, in Quebec, Canada. 

William [ 1008] and Elvira [Turner] Cogswell had no children. 


[ 521 ] 


Jesse^ Cogswell, {yoseph^, yosJma'^, Samuel^, yo/m-, yohn^), son 

of Joseph^ [207] and (McKinney) Cogswell, was born, 1759, in 

Windsor, Conn. He married Sybil Tiffany. She was born in Somers, 
Conn. They resided in Randolph, Vt. Mrs. Cogswell died Feb. 21, 
1834. Mr. Cogswell died July 8, 1837. 



Harvey, [ioio] b. 1790; m. 1813, Ef/ii/y Morgan ; d. Nov. 5, 1S62. 

A DAUGHTER, [loii]. She died in infancy. 

A DAUGHTER, [1012]. She died in infancy. 

A DAUGHTER, [1013]. She died in infancy. 

Jesse, [1014] b. May 25, 1802; m. May 12, 1830, Laura Pierce, 



(ScnealoflitaL « 

Amos'* Cogswell, {Benjainin^, Joshta^, SaniueP, JohiP', Joliii^), 
son of Benjamin^ [208] and Lois (Thompson) Cogswell, was born Feb. 
19, 1754, in Coventry, Conn. He married ^Rebecca Chamberlain. She 
died April 12, 1798. He married, Sept. 22, 1799, "^ Sarah Barnaby. 
They resided in Coventry, Conn. Mr. Cogswell died Jan. 4, 1845. 


Alice, [1015] b. June 19, 1778; m. Richard Brown. 

James, [1016] b. Dec. 30, 1779. 

Amelia, [1017] b. May 5, 1781. 

Joseph, [1018] b. April 2, 1783; m. ; d. June 29, 1880. 

Hannah, [1019] b. July 10, 1784; m. Sept. 23, 1804, Silas Mattesonj d. Sept. 10, 185S. 

Betsey, [1020] b Dec. 11, 1785; m. Oct. 9, 1808, Asa Keach. 

Rebecca, [1021] b, Feb. 18, 1787. 

Sarah, [1022] b. March 2, 1788. 

Amos, [1023] b. Aug. 22, 1789; m. Sarah Hartshorn ; d. Feb. 12, 1852. 

Theodocia, [1024] b. Aug. 17, 1 791. 

■Orpah, [1025] b. March 3, 1793; m. Burkett ; d. April 14, 1861. 

George W., [1026] b. March 23, 1795; m. 181 7, ^ Polly Diniock ; m. Aug. 16, 1830, 
"Liny Montague ; m. April 30, 1865, '^Mrs. Hannah (Carpenter) Green- 
field ; d. Dec. 2T, 1878. 

the children of the second marriage were: 

Serviah, [1027] b. Oct. 15, 1800: m. April 9, 1^26, David Buffittgton ; d. Sept., 1840. 
Adeline, [1028] b. Oct. 4, 1802; m. William Baxter. 
Sally, [1029] b. Jan. 3, 1809; m. Parkhurst. 


Amos Cogswell was a soldier of the Revolution. 
Mr. and Mrs. Brown resided in Rome, X. ^^ 
Joseph Cogswell [ 1018 ] resided in Branchjjort, \';Ues Co., X. \' 
Mr. and Mrs. Baxter resided in Coventry, Conn. 




Benjamin^ Cogswell, {Benjamiiv', yoshiia^, Saiimel^, yohn^, yoJiii), 
son of Benjamin-'^ [208 J and Lois (Thompson) Cogswell, was born Aug. 
2[, 1755, in Coventry, Conn. He married, July 20, 1779, Mercy Burt, 
of Pittsfield. She was born Dec. 30, 1762, in Northampton, Mass. 
They resided in Pittsfield, Mass., where Mr. Cogswell died, Aug. 10, 
18 19. Mrs. Cogswell died April 25, 1846, at the residence of her son, 
Richard C. Cogswell, Esq. [1032]. 


Philinda, [1030] b. Feb. 5, 1782; m. Samuel Bailey. 

Samuel Baldwin, [1031] b. July 9, 1784; m. A-aovii Burt j d. May 11, 1823. 
Richard Colt, [1032] b. Jan. i, 1787: m. Aug. 11, 1814, Electa Lawrence; d. April 
14, 1859. 

Mercy, [1033] I b. May 9, 1789. | ,. . . 

Benjamin, [1034] ) ' (He died in uitancy, May 9, 1789. 

Sarah, [1035] b. April 5, 1794: m. Tlieophilus Bailey ; d. May 7, 1826. 

Phebe Burt, [1036] b. March 4, 1797; m. James Pease. 

Ralph Pomeroy, [1037] b. Feb. 7, 1801. He died in early life, June 9, 1820. 

Eliza, [1038] b. June 10, 1802. 


Bcnjaiiiiii Cogswell by trade was a cordwainer. He filled the town othces of Collector, Con- 
stable, .Surveyor of Highways, and School Committee. He was a soldier of the Revolution. 


[525 J 


J0HN6 Cogswell, {Benjamin-', yoshiio^, Samuel'^, Jolin'^, yo/ui^), son 
of Benjamin-'^ [208] and Lois (Thompson) Cogswell, was born Sept. i, 
1757, in Coventry, Conn. He married and lived in Vermont, in the 
vicinity of Whitehall, N. Y. Mr. Cogswell died in Vermont. 



Benjamin, [1039] d. in Oneida Co., N. Y. 

William, [1040] b. Feb. 25, 1777; m. Nov. 30, 1796, Susanna Beard. 

John, [1041] b. March 14, 1781 ; m. Rebecca Pike j d. March 21, 1874. 

Sally, [1042] d. in Oneida Co., N. Y. 

Tryphena, [1043] d. in Illinois. 

Betsey, [1044] d. in Michigan. • 




William^ Cogswell, {Benjamin^, yosJma'^, SamueP, John^, yohn^), 
son of Benjamin^ [208] and Lois (Thompson) Cogswell, was born Jan. 
ro, 1763, in Coventry, now Tolland, Conn. He married, Sept. 3, 1786, 
Mary White, daughter of George and Mary (Benton) White. She was 
born, 1766, in Tolland, Conn., where they resided. Mr. Cogswell died 
March 23, 1842. Mrs. Cogswell died Sept. 16, 1847. They both died 
in Vernon, Conn. 

their children were: 

Harry, [1045] b. Dec. 27, 1787; m. May 5, 181 5, ^Lovina Diniock ; m. Feb. 27, 1826, 

'^Miranda Dimock ; d. Dec. 17, 1856. 
Mary, [1046] lo. June 8, 1790: m. Ebenezer West ; d. Sept. 24, 1847. 
Charles, [1047] b. Sept. 8, 1793. He died in childhood, July i, 1797. 
Lucius, [1048] b. June 26, 1796. He died in infancy, Jan. 22, 1797. 
Lucia, [1049] b. Sept. 9, 1798: m. Dec. i, 181 5, H071. Novatus Chapman. 
William White, [1050] b. Feb. 15, 1801. He died in infancy, March 10, 1801. 
William Thompson, [1051] b. Dec. 31, 1803; m. Nov. 22, 1828, Maria AfcKinney. 
George White, [1052] b. Dec. 18, 1809. He died in childhood, July 24, 1812. 

JHcmor antra. 

William Cogswell was a noted school teacher in his day, and known as " Master Cogs- 
well." He was by trade a carpenter. His father died at his house, and was buried in the 
Cemetery of South Coventry, where stands the nioiuunent of Capt. Nathan Hale, the martyr 
spv, who died lamenting " that he had but one life to lose for his country." 

Mrs. Mary [IVtii/c) Coi^'swc-tt wii'f. a descendant of Elder White, of Cambridge, Mass. Her 
father was made prisoner l)y the British in New York, early in the war of the Revolution, was 
released, and died on his way home, Jan. 17, 1777, in East Hartford. Conn. 



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Sarah^' Cogswell, {Benjamin^, yoshnO^, Samuel'^, yohn-, yo/in^), 
daughter of Benjamin^ [208] and Lois (Thompson) Cogswell, was born 
Aug. 14, 1767, in Coventry, Conn. She married, Feb. 7, 1788, Capi. 

Mulford Eldridge, son of and Nabbie (Russ) Eldridge. He was 

born Oct. 25, 1764, in Mansfield, Conn. They resided in Berlin, Conn., 
but removed, 1789, to West Springfield, Mass., where they both died. 
Mrs. Eldridge died Oct. 15, 1802. Mr. Eldridge died July 12, 1854. 


Elisha, b. Jan. 28, 1789; m. Dec. 7, 1815, Tiyphena Baggj d. Oct. 8, 1877. 

Sarah, b. Oct. 25, 1793; m. ^Edward Sackett ; Warren. 

Benjamin, b. Dec. 15, 1796; m. Eliza Ranney ; d. Nov. 16, 1882. 
Laura, b. Sept. 5, 1798. She died in childhood, Sept. 8, 1800. 
Lora, b. Oct. 15, 1800: m. Dea. Zcbina Fowler ; d. Feb. 18, 1847. 

iWtmor antra. 

Alulford Eldridge wa.s a wlieelwiight and manufacturer of spinning wheels. 

Elisha Eldridge married a daughter of Oliver and Tryphena (Day) Bagg. She was born 
Sept 17, 1789, in West Springfield, Mass., where they resided. He was a farmer, and held the 
ofiice of Deacon in the Congregational Church nearly sixty years. Mrs. Eldridge died Jan. 28, 
1S67. Dea. Eldridge died in Ann Arbor, Mich. They had seven children : Oliver B , b. Sept. 
28, 1816; m. May 7, 1845, Eliza Church; d. April 17, 1880. James D.,b. Oct. 3, 1817 ; d. Jan. 
17, 1818. James D., b. Feb. 15, 1S19; m. April 14, 1846, Sarah Smith, daughter of Nathan 
Smith; she was born June 19, 1822, in Hebron, Conn.; they resided in West Springfield, 
Mass. Sarah Cogswell, b. June 4, 1822; m. Sept., 1845, John F. Hyde; d. Nov. 29, 1846. 
Samuel Mulford, b. Sept. 20, 1825; m. Caroline Gardner; they lived in Galva, 111. Benjamin 
S., b. March 22, 1827; m. Nancy Lee; they lived in Galva, 111. Lora A., b. May 29, 1834; 
m. Sept., 1870, P. L. Page ; they lived in Ann Arbor, Mich. 




Jerusha^ Cogswell, {Benjamin^, yosJiua!^, Sanuiel^^ yo/in^, yohn^), 
daughter of Benjamin'^ [208] and Lois (Thompson) Cogswell, was born 
Dec. II, 1768, in Coventry, Conn. She married yoJiu Eldridge, hxo\-\\Q.r 
of Mulford Eldridge. They resided in St. Johnsbury, Vt., where Mrs. 
Eldrido;e died. 



John. Cynthia, m. Hill. 

David. He lived, 1883, in San Raphael, Cal. 

Harriet., m. Power.';. Olive. She died in early life. 




Joshua*' Cogswell, {Benjamin^, Joshua'', SanineP, JoJin^, John^), 
son of Benjamin-^ [2081 and Lois (Thompson) Cogswell, was born, 
1770, in Coventry, Conn. He married, Nov. 11, 1792, ^Thankful Eaton. 
She was born in Tolland, Conn., where they lived. Mrs. Cogswell 
died Oct. II, 1799. Mr. Cogswell married, Nov. 24, 1799, '^Anna 
Smith. She was born in Ashford, Conn. Mrs. Anna Cogswell died. 
Mr. Cogswell married, April 26, 1808, "^Lucia Stewart. She was born 
in Tolland, Conn. They resided in Mansfield, and afterwards Tolland, 
Conn. Mrs. Lucia Cogswell died. Mr. Cogswell married ^Mrs. Betsey 


Ira, [i053]b. Oct. 1 1, 1793 ; m. ^Hephzibah Allyn; m. ^Martha Conantj d. Feb., 1879. 
Hendrick, [1054] b. Jan. 25, 1796. He died in infancy, Feb. 28, 1797. 
Ebenezer, [1055] b. Jan. 24, 1798. He died in infancy, March 31, I799- 


Mary, [1056] b. April 15, 1810. Amelia, [1060] b. Sept. S, 1819. 

Thankful, [1057] b. Oct. 22, 181 1. William, [1061]. 

Harriet, [1058] b. May 31, 1814. Harry, [1062]. 
James Thompson, [1059] b. Jan. 13, 1816. 


John B., [1063], b. Nov., 1829. Maria Whiton, [1064] b. July 5, 1833. 


JosJnm Cogswell was a carpenter and wlieehvright. He was less fortunate than some 
men, but several of his sons have been successful in Inisiness. Mr. Cogswell's first wife 
was a relative of Gen. William Eaton, z//fl'. LiiiRARY OF Universal Knowi.ed(;e, Vol. V., 

p- ^y^- 

James T. Cogswell [ 1059 ] was born a mechanical genius. Wlicn a lad of ten years he 
made a violin. 

^/K3. ^^ If 




[ 531 ] 

Edward''' Cogswell, {Edzvard^, Savincl^, Edward"^, Willianfi, WjI 
liaui^, JoJiu^), son of Edward'^ [212] and Jane (Owen) Cogswell, was 
born March 24, 1767, in New Milford, Conn. He married Bcthia Bee- 
man. She was born Feb. 10, 1770. They resided in Washington, 
Conn., until about 1794, when they removed to Bradford Co., Penn. 
Mr. Cogswell died Sept. 4, 185 i. Mrs. Bethia Cogswell died Jan. 19, 


Julius, [1065] b. May 13, 1790; m. 1809, '^Theda Beeinaii j m. Dec. 21, 1816, ^Eunice 

Lyjiiaii; d. Aug. 17, 1879. 
Elisha, [1066] b. April 4, 1792; m. Jan. 7, 1816, Hannah Ford; d. June 4, 1873. 
Cynthia, [1067] b. Dec. 28, 1794; m. William Drake ; d. 1862. 
AuRELiA, [1068] b. 1797; m. John Morley ; d. 1883. • 

Susanna, [1069] b. 1799. She died in early life, 1816. 
Sarah, [1070] b. March 22, 1802. She died, unmarried, Jan. 16, 1850. 
Amanda, [1071] b. Sept. i, 1804; m. Justice Gay lord. 
Eunice, [1072] ) ^ ^ jj ^g^ \ m. March 2, 1824 Levi Meracle. 
Amos, [1073] > ' ' ( m. April 3, 1828, Susanna Fowler. 


Edward Cogswell was a pioneer settler of Pennsylvania. He at first 
located in Slocum Hollow, now Scranton, then removed to Frenchtown, on 
the Susquehanna, and in 1808 he made a permanent settlement in Tuscarora, 
Bradford Co., in that part of the town now called Silvara. Mr. Cogswell, or 
" Uncle Ned," as he was familiarly called, was by trade a miller, but also car- 
ried on a farm. He was a man of devoted piety, always happy and rejoicing 


in the Lord. He would go twenty milts on foot to attend a Methodist Camp 
Meeting. On one occasion as he was on his way, some men at work on a 
building by the roadside, who thought to puzzle him by a question of experi- 
ence, said, " How do you get along with the devil?" He quickly replied, 
•' Oh, when I am in the valley, the old fellow overshoots me, and when I am 
on the mountain-top he cannot reach me. Glory to God ! " and went on his way 
not at all disconcerted. 


[ 538 ] 


Reuel'^' Cogswell, {Edward^, Samucl'\ Edivard^, William'^, Wil- 
liam^y yohii^), son of Edward*^ [ 212 ] and Jane (Owen) Cogswell, was 
born, 1769, in New Milford, Conn. He married Rhoda Smith, daughter 
of Peabody and Rhoda Smith. They resided in Washington, Conn. 
Mr: Cogswell died in 1828. 


Riley, [1074] b. Jan. 28, 1792; m. Jan. 19, 1815, Nancy Cables j d. Aug. 5, 1876. 

Charles, [1075] b. July 4, 1793; m. Asenath Hubbard; d. Aug, 22, 1878. 

Haxxah, [1076J b. Nov. 28, 1794; m. Benjamin Cables; d. Oct 29, 1882. 

Avis, [1077] b. Aug. 28, 1797; m. Daniel Thompson ; d. May 26, 1857. 

LUCRETIA, [1078] b. Jan. 11, 1801 ; m. Albert Brown ; d. June 3, 1883. 

Elisha, [1079] b. July 9, 1803; m. Sept. 13, x'^T.z^Lucy A. Perkins; d. June 15, 1870. 

Reuel, [1080] b. July 30, 1805; m. ^ Eliza Mndd ; m. -Laurette Beeman ; m. ^Sally 

Rhoda, [1081] b. Nov. 26, 1806; m. Oct. 10, 1833, Harley Hazen. 
Nancy, [1082] b. Feb. 8, 1809; m. Jan. 3, 1836, Samuel Bucher. 
LvDiA, [1083] b. Oct. ^3, 1811 ; m. Nov. 5, 1832, Thomas S. Frost. 
George Washington, [1084] b. April 3, 1813; m. Sept. 7, 1846, ^Lydia Ann Potter; 

m. Jan. 4, 1853, '^Eliza Ainelia Baldwin; d. March 7, 1879. 
Mercy, [1085] b. Oct. 19, 1815; m. Aug. 17, 1835, Henry Baldwin; d. June 5, 1S70. 




Joel' Cogswell, {Edzuard^, Samuel^, Edivai-d^, William^, Wil- 
liani^, yohii^), son of Edward*" [212 land Jane (Owen) Cogswell, was 
born Sept. 17, 1771, in New Milford, Conn. He married Tamar Wright. 
They removed in 181 2 and settled in LeRaysville, Pa., where he died. 



Philander, fiosel > , j ,, \m.. Harriet Electa Seymour. 

' L J ^ b. June I, 179S; -^ , 

Philixda, [1087] ) ixa.. Andrew Arnold. 

HiRA.M, [1088] b. May 14, 1800; m. Feb. 28, 1839, ^Harriet Rowley j m. 1847, '^Ann 


ZiBA, [1089] b. Nov. 7, 1803; m. Betsey Sackett j d. about i860. 

Curtis, [1090] b. May 20, 1805; m. Rebecca Tniesdell. 

Heman, [1091] b. Feb. 20, 1807; m. 1826, Amanda Foster j d. i860. 

Charlotte, [1092] b. June 27, 1809; m. Henry Youtz. 

Joel, [1093] b. Jan. i, 181 1 ; m. ^ Sarah DcGraw ; m. i860, Mary Judson. 

Jane, [1094] b. March 8, 1813; m. Alfred Silsbee, 

Chloe, [1095] b. July II, 181 5 ; m. Edward Herrick. 

Daniel, [1096] h. June 28, 1822. He died in early life, June 14, 1843. 


* [ 540 ] 

Daniel''' Cogswell, {Edivard^, Samuer", Edward'^, Willianfi, Wil- 
Iiam~, John''), son of Edward^ [ 212 ] and Jane (Owen) Cogswell, was 
born in New Milford, Conn. He married, Nov. 8, 1803, ^Prudence 
Hiibbell, of Kent, Conn., where they resided. Mrs. Cogswell died, and 
Mr. Cogswell married ^Polly Terry. 

the children of the first marriage were : 

Russell, [1097] t)- Nov. 17, 1804. 

Roxanna, [1098] b. May 29, 1S06; ni. March, 1S39, George Taylor. 

Simeon, [1099] b. Aug. 29, 1S07. 

William M., [iioo] b. July 12, 1810. 

Orrilla, [iioi] b. Nov. i, 1813. 

Leman, [1102]. 

Hiram H., [1103] b. March 2, 1822; m. Sept. 27, 1841, Betsey A. Bates. 




Samuel" Cogswell, {Edward^, Samuel''', Edward'^, Williant^, Wil- 
liam'^, yohn^), son of Edward" [ 212 ] and Jane (Owen) Cogswell, was 
born Sept. 26, 1779, in New Milford, Conn. He married, Nov. 6, 1803, 
Cynthia Hewitt. She was born June 20, 1782. They removed from 


New Milford, Conn., to Warren, Pa., in 1815, where they resided. Mr, 
Cogswell died Jan. 4. 1830. Mrs. Cogswell died May, 1861, in Great 
Valley, N. Y. 


Richard H., [1104] b. Nov. 7, 1804; d. 18S1. Jedidiah H., [mo] b. June 18, 1817. 

Jemima, [1105] b. June 30, 1806. Betsey Jaxe, [im] b. Aug. 18, 1819. 

Sally, [ho6] b. Aug. 2, 1808. Mason W. [1112], b. Nov. 4, 1821. 

Joseph R., [1107] b. July i, 1810. Laura P., [1113] b. March 18, 1824. 

Samuel H., [1108] b. Dec. i, 1812; m. Lura Ann, [1114] b. Sept. 17. 1826. 

May 17, 1S35, Mary Ami Aniett. A child, [1115]. 
Nancy, [1109] b. Jan. 12, 181 5. 



Ferris" Cogswell, {yoJui^, Samuel^, Edward'^, William^, Wil- 
liam^, yohn^), son of John*^ [ 214 J Cogswell, was born May 3, 1767, in 
South Britain, Conn. He married Mrs. Phebc {Hawley) Bristol, widow 
of Gideon Bristol. She was born Jan. 22, 1766, in Roxbury, Conn. 
They lived in Sandgate, Vt. Mr. Cogswell died, 1836, in Fosterville, 
N. Y. Mrs. Cogswell died May 18, 1838. 

their children were: 

Hannah, [1116] b. Aug. 16, 1786; m. Zenas P r indie j d. Sept. 9, 1842. 

Urana, [1117] b. Aug. 5, 1788. She died unmarried. 

H.vwLEY, [1118] b. Sept. 10, 1790. He died in infancy, May 16, 1791. 

Phebe, [1119] b. April 9, 1792; m. Joel Prindle. 

Samuel, [1120] b. Aug. 9, 1794; m. iSiS, Joanna Smith j d. 1871. 

Martin, [1121] b. Aug. 28, 1796; m. Sept. 4, 1816, Marcia Tuttle ; d. 1852. 

Lydia, [1122] b. Oct. 18, 1798; m. March 25, 1828, John Adatnsj d. March 22, 1874. 

Asa Hawley, [1123] b. Aug. 17, 1800. He died unmarried. 

Sarah, [1124] b. Dec. 23, 1802; m. Joseph Sudworth. 

Franklin Ferris, [1125] b. Aug. 19, 1806: m. Polly Kimberly j d. Jan. 15, 1870. 


Phebe Cogswell [ 1119 | maniedycv/ Prindle, son of Zalmon and I'olly l^iindle. Tliey 
resided in Sandgate, ^'t., where Mrs. Prindle died. Mr. Prindle died in West Chester, N. Y. 

Asa Hawley Cogswell [1123] was a physician. He died when young in his profes- 
sion, in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Sarah Cogswell [1124I married Joseph Sudworth. He was born in Woodstock, 
Canada. Mrs. Sudworth died about 1872, in Detroit, Mich. They had one child: Mary. 



Daniel'^ Cogswell, (Asa'^, Sajnue/'", Edivard'^, William^, William^, 
JoJin^), son of Asa^ [215] and Charity Cogswell, was born, 1770, in 
Sandgate, Vt. He married Anne Tnttle, a daughter of Amos and 
Mary (Parks) Tuttle, of Sandgate, Vt. Mr. Cogswell removed, in 1801, 
to Auburn, N. Y. Mrs. Cogswell survived her husband. 


Betsey, [1126] b. Feb. 21, 1797. She died, unmarried, Oct. 23, 1866. 

Sarah, [1127] b. Marcli 21, 1799; m. Aug. 14, 1817, A. B. Bassett; d. Aug. 30. 1883. 

William, [1128] b. June 21, iSot. 

IVIiNERVA, [1129] b. Aug. II, 1803. Slie died unmarried. 

David, [1130] b. March 12, 1S07; m. Dec. 2, 1832, Mary Barnes : d. Oct. 3, 1877. 


[ 556 ] 


William^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel^, Nathanier", Edward^, William'^, 
Williani^, John^), son of Nathaniel [222] and Freelove (Williams) 
Cogswell, was born, 1793, in Brooklyn, Conn. He married, March 7, 
1 8 14, Polly Dozvning, daughter of Phineas and Anna (Butts) Downing. 
She was born, 1791, in Canterbury, Conn. They lived in Brooklyn, 
Conn. Mrs. Cogswell died Oct. 2, 1863. Capt. William Cogswell 
died Nov. 6, 1865. 


Eliza, [1131] b. Jan. 15, 181 5; m. Dec. 13, 1834, Charles P. Litekjield ; d. Dec. 16, 

James W., [1132] b. Sept. 2, 1816; m. Feb. 18, 1840, ^Rebecca Doane ; m. May 1, 

1876, -Mrs. SJiarbatt {Knights) Levitt. 
LUCRETIA, [1133] b. Feb. 28, 1819; m. Oct. 1, 1838, /('/^// Erastits Daniclson ; d. 

June 13, 1843. 
Calista, [1134] b. April 5, 1821. She died in childhood, Nov., 1825. 
Mary Ann, [1135] b. June i, 1824; m. Aug. 28, 1849, Williajn K. Tucker. 
Joseph, [1136] b. Jan. 19, 1826; m. Oct. 5, 1846, Caroline J. Chamberlain ; d. Feb. 

ID, 1875. 


Sarah, [1137] b. Feb. 16, 1827; m. July 5, 1847, David C. Doane ; d. April 22, 1868. 

Caroline E., [1138] b. Jan. 30, 1830. She lived, 1884, in Moodus, Conn. 

Jaxe, [1139] b. May 18, 1832; m. Nov. 25, 1850, William Bowen. 

Nanxy Amelia, [1140] b. April 17, 1835 ; m. Aug. 9, 1865, Santuel T. Jennings. 




John'^ Cogswell, {John'^, Nathanicl-\ Edzvard^, William'^, Wil- 
liam^, yoJui'), son of John*^ [225] and Hannah (Gallup) Cogswell, was 
born in North Preston, now Griswold, Conn. He married, Jan. 6, 
1802, Dolly Gallup, of Voluntown, Conn. They resided in Preston, 


Dolly, [ii4i]b. Dec. 15, 1802. Elizabeth, [1143] b. June 28, 181 1. 

Orra Lucinda, [1142] b. Sept. 10, 1S04. 


[ 566 ] 

William''' Henry Cogswell, {Willianf\ Nathaniel^, Edivard^, Wil- 
liam^, IVilliam-, yohii^), son of Col. William" [232] and Mrs. Mercy 
(Coit) Cogswell, nee Brewster, was born Dec. 3, 1798, in Griswold, 
Conn He married, Feb. 22, 1824, ^ Mary Lord Fuller, daughter of 
Dr. Josiah and Mary (Lord) Fuller. She was born Jan. 31, 1800, in 
Abington, Conn. They resided in Plainfield, Conn. Mrs. Cogswell 
died May 17, 1828. Dr. Cogswell married, Jan. 6, [830, -Lticretia Aim 
Payne, daughter of Elisha and Anne (Dyer) Payne. She was born 
Oct. 21, 1801, in Canterbury, Conn. Dr. Cogswell died Nov. 22, 1876. 

the children of the first marriage were: • 

William, [1144] b. Nov. 16, 1825. 

Mary L., [1145] b. April 26, 1827. .She died in infancy, Sept. 16, 1827. 

Henry, [1146] b. May 17. 1828; m. March 16, 1853, Mary E. Holhrook. 



Mary Fuller, [1147] b. Nov. 7, 1S30; m. June 23, 1853, Gideon F. Barstoiu, M. D. 
Annie Payne, [1148] b. March 21, 1833; m. May 23, 1859, William L. Pynchon. 
Charles Perkins, [1149] b. Dec. 8, 1835; m. June 7, i860, Sarah L. Miner. 
Harriet Coit, [1150] b. Oct. 15, 1839. She died in childhood, Feb. i, 1842. 
George, [1151] b. March 15, 1844. He died in early hfe, Dec. 2, 1867. 

William Henry Cogswell studied medicine. He received the degree of 
M. D. in 1823 from Yale College, Conn. Dr. Cogswell was widely known in 
professional and public life. His service as Commissioner from Connecticut 
in care of the sick and wounded soldiers during the War of the Union was 
especially valuable. Dr. Cogswell was elected Representative to the Legisla- 
ture of the State. In public and in private, in church and in state, he was 
both useful and honored. 




James'^' Mason Cogswell, {Willian{\ Nathaniel'', Edzvard^, Wtl- 
liam^, William^, yohn^), son of Col. WillianVM 232 ] and Mrs. Mercy 
(Coit) Cogswell, nee Brewster, was born Sept. i, 1800, in Griswold, 
Conn. He married, Nov. 6, 1826, ^Charlotte Coit, daughter of Nathaniel 
and Betsey (Morgan) Coit. She was born Sept. 20, 1805, in Griswold, 
Conn., where they resided. Mrs. Cogswell died Aug. 13, 183 1. Mr. 
Cogswell married, Oct. 8, 1833, ^Mary Huntington DeWitt, daughter of 
John and Harriet S. (Huntington) DeWitt. She was born in Norwich, 
Conn. They resided in Parma, Ohio. 

the children of the first marriage were: 

Charles C, [1152] b. Sept. 12, 1829. He died in infancy, July 3, 1S30. 
Charlotte, [1153] b. July 25, 1831. She died in childhood, May 20, 1833. 
Jane Coit, [1154] b. Aug. 13, 1827; m. May 15, 1852, C. B. Ste7'ens. 


Charlotte C, [1155] b. Oct. 3, 1836; m. Feb. 13, 1861, Thomas Whittlesey. 

Henry DeWitt, [1156] b. Nov. 27, 1840. He resided, 1884, in Parma, Ohio. 

Ann E., [1157] b June 25, 1842. She died in childhood, July 14, 1845. 

Ja.mes, [1158] b. Aug. 12, 1844. He died in childhood, April 9, 1845. 

Anna E., [1159] b. June 19, 1847; m. Dec. 20, 1877, Francis IV. Brown; d. Nov. 4, 

James Huntington, [1160] b. March 19, 1849. He resided, 1884, in Cleveland, Ohio. 
Alfred Wilde, [1161] b. Nov. 26, 1851. He resided, 1S84, in Madison, Wis. 


James Mason Cogswell was a dealer in boots and shoes. His second wife was a grand- 
daughter of Gen. Jedidiah Huntington, an intimate friend of Gen. George Washington. Mr. 
and Mrs. Cogswell celebrated their golden wedding, Oct. 8, 1883, in Parma, Ohio. 




Joanna Fanning^ Cogswell, {VVilliam}', Nathauicl'^, Edward'^, 
William^, William'^, yohn^), daughter of Col. William^ [232] and Mrs. 
Mercy (Coit) Cogswell, Jis'e Brewster, was born in Griswold, Conn. She 
married, April 13, 1831, Edwin Tticker, son of Stephen and Eunice 
(Baldwin) Tucker. He was born Aug. 13, 1804, in Griswold, Conn. 
They resided in Plainfield, Conn. Mrs. Tucker died April 3, 1841. 
Mr. Tucker died July 5, 1882. 


Frederic C, b. March 18, 1832; m. March 23, 1867, E/isa Youttg; d. Sept. 27, 1871. 
Jennette, b. June 24, 1836; m. March 27, x86i, Ransom C. Young. M. D. 
Sarah Cogswell, b. July, 1840. She died in infancy, Sept. 23, 1840, 



Frederic Fanning" Cogswell, ( William^\ NatJianicl^, Edward"^, 
William^, William-, Johii"), son of Col. William'^ [232] and Mrs. 
Mercy (Coit) Cogswell, n^e Brewster, was born Feb. 24, 1809, in Gris- 
wold, Conn. He married. May 2, 1833, Harriet E. Denison, daughter 
of Amos Denison. She was born Aug. 27, 1809, in Stonington, Conn. 
They lived in Norwich, and afterwards removed to Parma, Ohio. 


Harriet Denison, [1162] b. March 19, 1834; m. Eli Stephenson. 

Mary Green, [1163] b. March 14, 1837. She died in early life, P'eb. 19, 1855, 

Fredeiuc Vernon, [1164] b. July 7, 1841 ; m. May i, 1880, . 

Edward D., [1165] b. Dec. 2, 1843. 

William, [1166] b. April 14, 1846. 

Frank Fokkf.ster, [1167] b. Sept. 8, 1852. 


[ 510 ] 


Mary Ann" Cogswell, ( William^, William^, Edward^, William'^, 
Williaiir, JoJin^), daughter of Hon. William" [244 J and Amaryllis 
(Johnson) Cogswell, was born Jan. 6, 1792, in New Preston, Conn. She 
married, Sept. 12, 18 16, JoJui Milton Hollcy, son of Luther and Sarah 
(Dakin) Holley. He was born Sept. 7, 1777, in Salisbury, Conn., where 
they resided. Mr. Holley died Nov. 14, 1836. Mrs. Holley died April 
18, 1876. 


William Liithe?-, b. Dec. 3, 181 7. He died in boyhood, Feb. 22, 1826. 
Elizabeth, b. Sept. 11, 1819. She died in infancy, Oct. 26, 1819. 
Maria Z., b. Aug. 24, 1822; m. June 29, 1847, Edwin B. Williams. 
Margaret Elisabeth., b. Aug. 30, 1824. She died in infancy, Feb. 22, 1825. 
William Luther., b. Oct. 11, 1826. He died in childhood, Oct. 22, 1828. 


JMaria L. Holley married Edwin H. Williams, of New York City. They had three chil- 
dren : William H., b. May 7, 184S; was the Superintendent of Wheel and P'oundry Works 
in Waverly, N. Y. Mary Louise, b. Aug. 6, 1851 ; d Sept. 30, 1S54. Hubert, b. Sept. 10, 
1853 ; took the degree of LL. B. at Columbia College Law School, May 9, 1874, was admitted 
to the Bar, Oct. 12, 1874, in New York, and admitted to practice, Nov. 3, 1875, in Connecticut 
he married, Oct. 8, 1880, Clara K. Coffing, and they resided in Lakeville, Conn. 



Amaryllis''' Cogswell, {William^, Williain", Edzvard'^, William^, 
William^, John^), daughter of Hon. William''' [ 244 ] and Amaryllis 
(Johnson) Cogswell, was born Sept. 24, 1793, in New Preston, Conn. 
She married, March 23, 1818, Chauncey Perry. He was born in New 
Preston. They resided in Colebrook, Conn. Mr. and Mrs. Perry and 
all their children died prior to 188 [. One grandson, Chauncey Pulsifer, 


Julia M.., m. Pulsifer ; d. March, 1864. Eliza. Ruth. Oliver. Theodore. 

2 74 

[ 572 ] 

Cental oflicaL 

Ruth'' Cogswell, {William^, William^, Edward \ William'-, Wil- 
Itanr, yoJui^), daughter of Hon. William*^ [244] and Amaryllis (John- 
son) Cogswell, was born Aug. 24. 1795, in New Preston, Conn. She 
married, Oct. 8, 1828, yethro Hatch, M. D. He was born in New Pres- 
ton, Conn. Dr. and Mrs. Hatch and their two children died prior to 
t88i. Two grandsons, Ernest and Herbert Mellish, survived. 

Mary Ann, m. Leonard B. Mellish. Elizabeth, m. Dr. Parsons. 




Sakah Johnson''' Cogswell, ( William^, Willianfi, Edtvard^, Wil- 
liam^, Williani^, yoJiny, daughter of Hon William" [244] and Ama- 
ryllis (Johnson) Cogswell, was born Sept. 26, 1797, in New Preston, 
Conn. She married, Sept. 15, 1818, Luman WJiittlesey, son of Joseph 
and Polly (Camp) Whittlesey. He was born March 15, 1795, in New 
Preston, Conn. They resided in Wilmington, N. C, where Mrs. Whit- 
tlesey died, June, 182L 


Edgar Augustus., b. July i, 1S19; m. ^Elizabeth Bullock; m. '■'Mary A. Scott. 
Joseph Adolphus., b. Oct. 13, 1820; m. Anna Bullock. 


Ij'MAN Whittlesey graduated in 1S16 from \'ale College, and taught in .Alexandria, Va 
Edgar A. Wliittlcsey lived in Silver Creek, Miss. ; was a merchant, and died prior to 1883. 
Joseph A. Whittlesey in 1882 was the Postmaster in Sabinetown, Tex. 



[ 574 ] 

William Johnson'^ Cogswell, ( Williani^, Williavr', Eazvard^, Wil- 
liam^, William'^, JoJin^), son of Hon. William*' [ 244 ] and Amaryllis 
(Johnson) Cogswell, was born Nov. 4, 1799, in New Preston, Conn. 
He married, June 12, 1839, Aiina Canficld Sterling, daughter of Gen. 
Elisha and Alma (Canfield) Sterling. She was born Sept. 17, 181 7, in 
Salisbury, Conn. They resided in Jamaica, Long Island, N. Y. Mrs. 
Cogswell died Dec. 16, 1880. 


William Sterling, [1168] b. Dec. 29, 1840; m. April r8, 1872, Henrietta Spader. 
George Eldon, [1169] b. Nov. 4, 1S42. He died in early life, April 16, 1863. 
Theodore Johnson, [1170] b. Jan. 27, 1845; m. Feb. 4, 1871, Maria B. Parmenter ; 

d. Nov. 22, 1877. 
Edward Worth, [1171] b. July 21, 1847. He died in early life, July 20, 1869. 
Emma Sterling, [1172] b. Feb. 23, 1851 ; m. April 22, 1874, William S. Canfield. 
James Henry, [1173] b. March 18,' 1853. He died in childhood, Feb. 20, 1856. 
FHancis Janvier, [1174] b. Sept. 19, 1854. He resided, in 1884, in New York. 


William Johnson Cogswell was educated in Yale College, but, in conse- 
quence of his father's death, left college before graduation. He studied law, 
and in 1835 settled in the practice of his profession in Jamaica, Queens Co., 
Long Island, N. Y., where he resided until 1874. In 1853 he transferred his 
ofifice to Brooklyn, and continued in active practice there until 1875. He 
was County Judge and Surrogate of Queens Co., N. Y. As a churchman 
he was greatly interested in the erection of the Diocese of Long Island, and 
it was largely owing to his exertions among the parishes of Queens and Suf- 
folk Counties that the undertaking was so speedily and successfully accom- 
plished. He was a member of the first Standing Committee, and served in 
that capacity a number of years. He retired from his professional service, 
and was living, in 1884, at the age of eighty-four years, with his daughter, Mrs. 
William S. Canfield, whose residence was 97 East ii6th Street, New York. 
Mrs. Cogswell was the daughter of a wealthy fanner of Salisbury, Conn. 


At the age of eighty-two years Mr. Cogswell wrote : " I held the office of County Judge 
and Surrogate of Queens County for a short term, and I have been dubbed Jjtdge and Hon- 
orable iox it ever .since ; but I never put much value on the titles. The Cogswells were, and 



still are, a self-reliant race, always filled with the idea that they were as good as anybody, and 
that everybody who respected themselves and Ijehaved well were as good as they were, but no 
better, whether of high or low degree. They never played toady to men of high station to gain 
their favor or notice, but always acted upon the idea ' that worth makes the man, and the want 
of it the fellow.' " 

Georoc Eldon Cogswell [ 1169 ] was a soldier in the Union Army. He enlisted June, 1862, 
in the One Hundred Si.xty-Fifth Regiment New York Second Duryea's Zouaves, was mustered 
into service Nov., 1862, and was First Sergeant of his company. They were ordered to New 
Orleans, La. He died April 16, 1863, while on an expedition up Lake Pontchartrain, La. 



Theodore Sedgwick" Cogswell, {Williaiit\ Williaiir\ Edward^, 
Wil/ianP, Williavi^, JoJin^), son of Hon. William" [244] and Amaryl- 
lis (Johnson) Cogswell, was born April 27, 1801, in New Preston, Conn. 
He married, Oct. 19, 1826, Mary Marcia Maria Gregory, daughter of 
Dr. Ira and Jerusha (Taylor) Gregory. She was born June 25, 1804, 
in Kent, Conn. They resided in Cato, N. Y., but removed to Western 
New York, and in [858 they removed to Illinois, but soon returned to 
Cato, N. Y., where Mrs. Cogswell died, Jan. 9, 1882. Mr. Cogswell died 
Jan. 12, 1882, in Meridian, N. Y. 


Elizabeth W., [1175] b. Dec. 5, 1827; m. March 4, 1849, Augustus R. Timby j d, 

June 6, 1880. 
Frances E., [1176] b. Jan. 30, 1829; m. May 15, 1859, Cyrus A. Dunham. 
Ann J., [1177] b. Sept. 11, 1831 ; m. Nov. 24, 1851, /<?//« G. Ogden, M. D.j d. Marcli 6, 

Theodore H., [1178] b. Aug. 6, 1844; m. Nov. 4, 1868, Isadore F. Abrains ; d 
IVIarch 6, 1880. 


[ 576 ] 


Eliza' Cogswell, {William^, William', Edward'^, William^, Wil- 
liam^, John^), daughter of Hon. William^ [244 1 and Amaryllis (John- 
son) Cogswell, was born May i, 1803, in New Preston, Conn. She 
married, Jan. 12, 1829, William H. Downs, of Colchester, N. Y. Mrs. 
Downs died in 1833. Mr. Downs died in 1879. 



Frances. She died in childhood. Albert. 

IVilliam H. Dcrwns was a merchant. He founded the Downs Pump Company, of Seneca 
Falls, N. Y. 




Julia Maria" Cogswell, {William^, Willianv', Edivard'', William^, 
Williani^, yohiA), daughter of Hon. William'^' [ 244 ] and Amaryllis 
(Johnson) Cogswell, was born Feb. i6, 1805, in New Preston, Conn. 
She married, 1824, Romanta Seymour, son of Aaron Seymour. He was 
born, 1794, in West Hartford, Conn. Mr. Seymour died Aug., 1852. 
Mrs. Seymour died Jan. 11, 1878. 


Williain Henry, b. Oct., 1826; m. 1851, Elisabeth Putnam. 
DeWitt Clinton, b. 1828; d. 1868. 


William II. Seymour married and resided, 1883, in Nebraska. He had two children. His 
daughter married Rev. Charles Stearns, who was a missionary to Turkey, but returned after 
two years on account of his health. Mrs. Stearns resided, in 1S84, in West Hartford, Conn. 


[ 518 ] 


Fanny Abigail'^ Cogswell, {William^, William^, Edward'^, Wtl- 
/iavi^, William^-, JoJin^), daughter of Hon. William'^ [244] and Ama- 
ryllis (Johnson) Cogswell, was born Feb. i6, 1809, in New Preston, 
Conn. She married, Oct. 8, 1828, Mark Pratt, M. D. He was born in 
Kent, Conn., and graduated from Yale College in 1826. They resided 
in Haverstraw, N. Y., where Dr. Pratt died, Jan. 23, 1875. 


Frances. She died in childhood. ElizabetJi. 

Delia. She died at the age of twelve years. Albert. 


[ 579 ] 


Sarah"? Cogswell, {Stephen^, William^, Edivard^, William'^, Wil- 
liam^, yoJni'), daughter of Capt. Stephen^ [ 245 J and Anna (Camp) 
Cogswell, was born Jan. 6, 1792, in New Preston, Conn. She married, 
Sept. 18, 1 8 17, Pliilo M. Woostcr, son of Ephraim and Elizabeth A. 
(Wills) Wooster. They resided in Huntington, Conn. Mrs. Wooster died 
March 30, 18 19. Mr. Wooster married ^Ruth Ann Cogswell [580]. 


William C, b. March 30, 1819; m. Sept. 20, 1847, Mary L. Gilberts d. Aug. 7, 1864. 




Ruth Ann~ Cogswell, {Stephen'^, Willia}ft\ Edward^, Williain^, 

William-, yohn^), daughter of Capt. Stephen'' [245] and Anna (Camp) 

Cogswell, was born Dec. 19, 1793, in New Preston, Conn, She married, 

April 20, 1820, Philo M. Wooster. They lived in Huntington, Conn. 

Mr. Wooster died July 14, 1849. 


Edgar S.^ b. June 4, 1821 ; m. 1849, Atigcline Hyde. 

Mary Ann, b. Oct. 5, 1823 ; m. June 5, 1849, Edward Norton. 

Louisa //., b. May 3, 1826. 

Sarah E., b. Nov. 22, 1828; m. March 16, 1864, Theodore A. Mattelle. 

Julia E., b. Nov. 2, 1831 ; m. Aug. 14, 1862, Edward M. De'tnon. 

Ephrai7n D. E"., b. Sept. 19, 1835. 




William Camp" Cogswell, {Stephen'^, William^, Edtvard^, Wil- 
liam'^, William^, yohn^), son of Capt. Stephen" [245] and Anna 
(Camp) Cogswell, was born Sept. 4, 1796, in Woodbury, Conn. He 


married, Oct, 3, 1821, ^Fra/nrs Pomcroy Whittlesey, daughter of David 
and Abigail (Judson) Whittlesey. She was born June 26, 1801, in New 
Preston. They resided in Woodbury, Conn. Mrs. Cogswell died 
Sept. 22, 1837. Mr. Cogswell married, Sept. 5, 1838, -Catherine A. 
Sherman, daughter of Elijah and Fanny (Strong) Sherman, of Wood- 
bury, Conn., where they resided. Mrs. Catherine A. Cogswell died 
June 17, 1857. Mr. Cogswell died Jan. 3, 1874. 


Frederick Whittlesey, [1179] b. Nov. 27, 1823; m. Oct. 10, x'^'jx, Julia M. Radcliffe. 
William E., [1180] b. June 21, 1825; m. July 7, 1852, Nancy Judson. 
Martha P., [1181] h. June 27, 1828. She died in early life, June 23, 1854. 
FrAxXCES S., [1182] b. June 14, 1830; m. Nov. 16, 1858, Asahel W. Mitchell ; d. July 

22, 1861. 
Mary Ann, [1183] b. June 29, 1832. .She died in childhood, Nov. 8, 1836. 
David Chester, [1184] b. Sept. 16, 1834. He died in childhood, Dec. 5, 1836. 
Maria Jane, [1185] b. Oct. 28, 1836. 

the children of the second marriage were : 

Mary Ann, [1186] b. March 24, 1840; m. Oct. 9, 1877, Rev. J. L. R. Wyckoff. 
Fanny Isabella, [1187] b. Sept. 8, 1848. She died in early life, Nov. 20, 1868. 


WiLLi.-XM E. Cogswell [ 1180] married Nancy Judson, daughter of Truman and Heph- 
zibah Judson. She was born July ii, 1824, in Woodbury, Conn., where they resided. They 
had no children. 

Rev. James L. R. Wyckoff, who married '^Mary Ann Cogswell [ 1186 ], was the son of 
James and Mary (Campbell) Wyckoff. He was born in Dover, N. J. He had by a previous 
marriage three children. He was settled in 187 1 as Pastor of the Congregational Church in 
North Woodbury, Conn., where he still ministered in 1884. 




Stephen" Cogswell, {Stephen^, Wilhanv', Edward'' , . William^, 
William^, Johii^), son of Capt. Stephen*^ [245] and Anna (Camp) 
Cogswell, was born May 3, 1798, in New Preston, Conn. He married, 
April 12, 1824, Lucy Whittlesey, daughter of Roger N. and Lucy 
(Woodruff) Whittlesey. She was born Oct. 10, 1798, in Morris, Conn. 
They resided in New Preston, Conn. Mr. Cogswell died Feb. 28, i86rf. 



Roger N.. [ii88] b. Sept. 30, 1825; m. Nov. 30, 1S54, TJialia J. Whittlesey ; d. 

May 26, 1S79. 
Sarah Ann, [1189] b. July 11, 1827; m. Dec. 11, 1844, Gould Catnp Whittlesey. 
Lucv E., [1190] b. May 4, 1830; m. April i, 1S54, John M. Pickett. 

Sarah Ann Cogswell, [1189], married Gould C. Whittlesey, son of Charles and 
Mary (Camp) Whittlesey. He was born Dec. 21, 1818. Mr. Whittlesey was a teacher and 
mechanic. They resided in Washington, Conn. They had no children. 



Laura''' Cogswell, {Stephen^, Willian^\ Edward'*, William^, Wil- 
liam', yohn^), daughter of Capt. Stephen'M245 ] and Anna (Camp) 
Cogswell, was born Feb. 22, 1800, in New Preston, Conn. She mar- 
ried, Aug. 28, 1822, yoscph H. Bennett. He was born in Warren. 
Conn. They resided in New Preston, Conn. Mr. Bennett died April 
30, 1871. Mrs, Bennett died Aug. 22, 1883. 

their children WERE: 

Chester W., h. June 2, 1823; m. Jan. 2, 1846, Harriet Sperry j d. Dec. 9, 1868. 
Lucy E., b. Aug. 26, 1825. She died in infancy, April 5, 1826. 
William C, b. July 5, 1827; m. March 27, 1853, Abby Noble. 

Joseph A'., b. Aug. 31, 1829. He died on the passage to California, Nov. 15, 1850. 
George E., b. Aug. 25, 1831 ; m. April 11, 1858, Eimice S. Pige. 
Louisa F., b. June 24, 1833; m. Dec. 19, 1857, Edwin R. Be/nan. 
Ruth Ann, b. March 14, 1836. She resided, 1882, in New Preston, Conn. 
Hiram A., b. Dec. 4, 1839. He resided, 1882, in New Preston, Conn. 
Mary E., b. March 27, 1842; m. Jan. 18, 1842, Oliver S. Hartivell. 


[ 584 ] 

Mary^ Cogswell, {Stcpl/eu^, Willianv\ Edivard'*, William^, Wil- 
liam^, yohn^), daughter of Capt. Stephen^ [245] and Anna (Camp) 
Cogswell, was born March 27, 1802, in New Preston, Conn. She mar- 


ried, Oct. 2, 1823, David Chester Whittlesey, son of David and Abigail 
(Judson) Whittlesey, and brother of Frances P. Whittlesey, wife of 
William C. Cogswell [581]. He was born March 29, 1803, in New 
Preston, Conn. They resided in Washington, Conn. Mrs. Whittlesey 
died April 13, 1880. Mr. Whittlesey died Oct. 13, 1883. 


David E., b. Sept. 18, 1824. He died in childhood, April i, 1826. 

Martha Pomeroy, b. Aug. 11, 1827; m. July 2, 1S55, Ortando Broimi^ M. D. 

John Eliphatet, b. May 22, 1830. 

Frederic, b. Sept. 25, 1833 ; m. Nov. 6, 1861, ^ Maria Gilbert; m. Sept. 21, 1881, -Mary 

C. Swift. 
Fattny PoiHcroy, b. Oct. 14, 1835 ; m. Oct. 13, 1864, William AL Felt. 

David Chester Whittlesey was Justice of the Peace, County Commissioner, and in 
1832 and 1833 ^ member of the General Assembly of Connecticut. His character, and the 
respect in which he was held, are reflected in the following extract of an obituary which 
appeared Nov. 8, 1S83, in The Congregationalist, of Boston, Mass. : 


"On the morning of Oct. 13, David Chester Whittlesey, of Washington, Conn., was called 
to rest, aged eighty years. For many years Mr. Whittlesey has been one of the prominent 
men in Litchfield County, and his death deserves more than a passing notice. In the earthly 
career of this venerable man there are no materials for an exciting biography. But there is 
the power of a single, earnest, considerate life. It is a life that speaks to us by its sincerity 
and truthfulness. His strict honesty and accurate knowledge of men and affairs gave him a 
wide and favorable acquaintance in the State. As a student of men and business, he had, 
perhaps, few^superiors. He was known as a man without guile. Anything like compromise 
with wrong, shrewd and unmanly tricks, instead of straightforward methods of accomplishing 
certain ends, were abhorrent to all the delicate sensibilities of his moral and spiritual being. 

" His religious views were the result of mucli thought and careful inquirv. Whatever was 
good in him in spirit and act was the outcome of principle, not impulse. A deep, genuine, 
abiding principle controlled him. In all the relations of life he was faithful. He has left the 
record of an earnest Christian, a tender and loving husband and father, a faithful friend, a 
sympathizing and obliging neighbor. His memory lingers with precious fragrance in the hearts 
of the people with whom he lived, and especially in the hearts of his kindred. While he 
abode in the flesh he strove to walk with God, and now, ' he is not, for God took him.' Such 
a life is of great value to every church and community where it is lived, and such a death, in 
which there is no fear, is another demonstration, both of the value of religion, and of its effi- 
cacy in that hour which must soon come to us all." 

Dr. Orlando Brown married Martha P. Whittlesey, and settled in Wrenthani, Mass. He 
was appointed Assistant Surgeon of Twenty-ninth Massachusetts Regiment Volunteers in 
the Union Army, and transferred to the Freedmen's Bureau. After the war he settled in the 
practice of his profession in Washington, Conn., where, in 1883, he resided. 

JoJin E. Whittlesey, in 1883, was a merchant and postmaster in Houston, Tex. 

Frederic Whittlesey and IVilliaiii A\ Felt were merchants in New Britain, Conn. 



[ 585 J 


Susan Whittlesey'^ Cogswell, {Stephcifi, Wi/liam^, Edward"^, 

William^, William^, Johii^), daughter of Capt. Stephen^ [245] and 

Susan (Whittlesey) Cogswell, was born Oct. 9, 181 2, in New Preston, 

Conn. She married, Oct. 25, 1843, Reuben B. Martin. They resided 

in Woodbury, Conn. 


Reuben VV., b. Jan. 26, 1845. He died in early life, June 16, 1864. 
Sally C, b. May 12, 1847. She died in childhood, May 14, 1849. 
Esther M., b. Nov. 27, 1850. She died young, Nov. iS, 1864. 
Susati IV., b. Jan. i, 1853; m. Feb. 2, 1875, Richard H. Baldwin. 
William B., b. Feb. 11, 1855-. 


[ 586 ] 

Esther Robbins^ Cogswell, {StepJien^\ William^, Edzvard^, Wi/- 
liatn^, Wilhain^, yoJin^), daughter of Capt. Stephen*^ [245] and Susan 
(Whittlesey) Cogswell, was born Jan. 11, 1814, in New Preston, Conn. 
She married, Aug. 20, 1833, Joseph F. Walker. They resided in Wood- 
bury, Conn. Mr. Walker died June 10, 1880. 


Frederic A., b. March 11, 1835; m. Sept. 18, 1861, ^Sarah P. Clark j m. Oct. 7, 1868, 

^Faniiy A . Tho)iipson. 
William B., b. Jan. 1, 1S37. He died, unmarried, Sept. 12, 1873. 
Maria B., b. March i, 1841 ; m. Sept. 18, 1861, Walter E. Way j d. Aug. 5, 1863. 
Harriet C, b. Sept. 11, 1844; m. Oct. 11, 1864, William J. Clark; d. Dec. 9, 1866. 


[ 581 ] 


Maria Holley" Cogswell, {Stephen^, William^, Edivard"^, Wtl- 
liam^, William^-, Joliu^), daughter of Capt. Stephen" [245] and Susan 


(Whittlesey) Cogswell, was born Sept. 14, 18 16, in New Preston, Conn. 
She married, Oct. 15, 1839, Alexander Gordon. They resided in Wood- 
bury, Conn. 


Williajn A., b. Dec. 28, 1844; m. Sept. 3, 1862, Sara Eiiieline Blake. 

Maria Cogswell, b. May 15, 1845. She died in childhood, Feb. 28, 1854. 

Alexander., b. Nov. 16, 1847; m. Sept. 24, 1S72, Ella C. Bradley. 

Susan L., b. April 29, 1851. She died young, Oct. 31, 1861. 

George C, b. June 30, 1854. 

Charles Hobert, b. Jan. 5, 1858. He died in childhood, Oct. 26, 1861. 

Edwin Stephen, b. Sept. 20, i860. 



George Seymour^ Cogswell, {Slephen^, William^, Edivard'^, 
William^, William^, yohii^), son of Capt Stephen*^ [245 ] and Rachel 
G. (Seymour) Cogswell, was born Nov. 18, 1825, in New Preston, 
Conn. He married. May 21, 185 i, ^ Ellen Rnl/i Whittlesey, daughter of 
Harvey and Ruth (Whittlesey) Whittlesey. She was born Aug. 28, 
1828, in Farmington, Conn They resided in New Preston, Conn. 
Mrs. Cogswell died Aug. 15, 1866 Mr. Cogswell married. May 25, 
1869, ^^nna Wooster. 


Frederic S., [1191] b. Sept. 29, 1852; m. Dec. 28, 1874, Lydia A. Baldwin. 


Ellen R., [1192] b. Dec. 23, 1870. Mary W., [1194] b. May 19, 1877. 

William W., [1193] b. March 8, 1874. 

George S. Cogswell was a farmer. He filled various town offices, was Justice of the 
Peace, and in 1872, 1874, and 1875, member of the General Assembly of Connecticut. 



Isaac Hatch'^ Cogswell, {Emcrsafi, WillimnP, Edward^, Wil- 
liam^, William'^, John^), son of Emerson*^ [ 249 1 and Deborah (Squires) 


Cogswell, was born May 19, 18 13, in Sennett, N. Y. He married, 
May 14, 1836, Stisan Albiiia Sheldon. She was born in Cato, N. Y., 
where they resided until 1844, when they removed to Dayton, and 
afterward to Greenwood, Mich. Mr. Cogswell died Jan. 29, 1879. 


Sarah, [1195] b. June 20, 1843; ™- Dec. 25, 1864, Niel McCulhiin. 

Henry S., [1196] b. April 28, 1845; m. Aug. 23, 1868, Lizzie Woodj d. July 23, 1877. 

Maria E., [1197] b. Dec. 22, 1847; m. Feb. 18, 1866, William Hawks. 

Warren, [1198] b. March 17, 1849. ^^ *^'i^d in early manhood, March i, 1872. 

William, [1199] b. Oct. 8, 185 1 ; m. March 13, 1873, Sarah D. Briggs. 

Ann, [1200] b. May 9, 1853; m. Aug. 15, 1874, Milton Brittonj d. July 23, 1876. 

Fannie, [1201] b. June 9, 1857; m. Aug. 15, 1878, William Wei'e}-. 

ISA.\c Hatch Cogswell was a farmer. He was Supervisor in Dayton and Greenwood 
several years, and Judge of Probate for the County of Newaggo, Mich. 



Harriet" Cogswell, {JoJui^, William'', Edivard^, William'^, Wil- 
liani\ John^), daughter of Johns [250] and Martha (Waller) Cogswell, 
was born Sept. 16, 1807, in Sennett, N. Y. She married, Jan. 7, 1826, 
Williavi P. Brown. He was born March 4, 1801, in Broadalbin, N. Y. 
They resided in Sennett, N. Y., and removed to Janesville, Wis. Mr. 
Brown died July 21, 1853. 


George Seymour, b. Feb. i, 1S27. He died in early life, July 25, 1844. 
Susan Martha, b. March 31, 1829; m. May 13, 1851, Charles L. Jerome. 
William Henry, b. Dec. 12, 1831 ; m. Dec. 23, 1854, C. S. Tuttle. 
Cornelia A.,h. April 6, 1839. 
Mary Helen, b. July 14, 1843; m. May 8, 1867, /. B. Wilbur. 


Mr. and Mrs. Jerome resided in New York. They had a son, William I>rown, born 
March 13, 1852. Mr. Jerome was a brother of Leonard Jkromk, Esq. He died June 23, 

William Iloiry Brcnini married 6'. .V. Tuttle. They had two daughters, Hattie and Carrie. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur had a son, who was born July 18, 1S79. 





Mason Whittlesey''' Cogswell, {yohn^, William'', Edward'^, Wil- 
liam^, William^, yohn^), son of John'^ [250] and Martha (Waller) Cogs- 
well, was born Jan. 23, 18 (i, in Auburn, N. Y. He married, Jan. 3, 
1833, Matilda Austin, daughter of James and Tamar Austin. She was 
born Nov. 26, 181 2, in Sheffield, Mass. They resided in Auburn, 
N. Y., until 1845, when they removed to Elyria, Ohio. 


James Austin, [1202] b. March 17, 1S34: m. Dec. 30, 1S58, Fratices Sarah Beers. 
George, [1203] b. June 20, 1844; m. Oct. 23, 1872, Susan G. Blanchard. 

Mason Whittlesey Cogswell was a farmer until his removal tu Uhiu. After that he 
was a merchant. He was a man of business capacity and devoted piety. He writes, at the 
age of seventy : " More wonderful are the scenes before us all than those of the past, and 
the character we have here will go with us. May our lives be hid witli Christ in God." 




Martha Elizabeth'' Cogswell, ( William^, Etncrsoiv', Emerson^, 
William^, William^, John^), daughter of William^ [254] and Mary 
(Buttrick) Cogswell, was born Aug. 26, 1813, in Dunstable, now Nashua, 
N. H. She married, Oct. 16, \'ii\, Milton Spojford Morse, son of Isaac 
and Miriam (Spofford) Morse. He was born Nov. 12, 1806, in Winch- 
endon. Mass, where they resided until 1852, when they removed to 
Columbia, Cal. Mr. Morse died Oct. 29, 1859. 

THEIR children WERE: 

Susan Elisabeth, b. JMay 27, 183S. She died in infancy, June 7, 1838. 

A son, b June 8, 1839. He died in infancy, June 8, 1839. 

William Cogswell, b. June 13, 1842. He died in infancy, June 26, 1842. 

A son, b. March 25, 1846. He died in infancy, April 27, 1846. 

A son, b. March 31, 1S48. He died in infancy, April 4, 1848. 


pltmor antra. 

Milton S. Morse was a tanner by trade, but became, in 1835, the proprietor of the Amer- 
ican House, in Winchendon, Mass. In 1852 he removed to California, engaged in mining, 
and met with an accident which caused his death. Mrs. Morse, resided, 1883, in Winchen- 
don Mass. 




William Emerson^ Cogswell, ( William^, Emerson^, Emerson^, 
Willianfi, Williani-, John^), son of William'^ [254] and Mary (Buttrick) 
Cogswell, was born July lo, 1818, in Duxbury, Mass. He married, 
May 29, 1850, Eviily Jolnison, daughter of Thomas Johnson. She 
was born July 27, 1818, in Lexington, Mass. They resided in Murray 
Street, Lexington, Mass, Mr. Cogswell died Feb. 12, 1S59. 


WiixiAM Johnson, [1204] b. Jan. 15, 1853. He died in infancy, Sept. 12, 1853. 


IVilliain Eviersoii Cogsivell when young learned a trade. Later in life he engaged in the 
glass business, and in composition roofing, his business being in Montreal, Canada. Mrs. 
Cogswell, who resided in Lexington, Mass., in 1S83, was a descendant of Gov. Thomas Dud- 
ley. Her mother's father was Nathan Dudley, of Concord, Mass., who was an active patriot 
in the Revolutionary period. He was one who pursued the British on their retreat from Con- 
cord, April 19, 1775. 


[ 605 ] 


Lucy Axn"^ Cogswell, {yames^, yame^\ Emerson'^,- William^, Wil- 
liam^, yolin^), daughter of James^ [267] and Sarah (Roby) Cogswell, 
was born Jan. 23, iSio, in Concord, Mass. She married, Sept. 10, 
1843, yolui Gould Peabody, son of Asa and Ann Peabody. He was 
born Dec. 26, 1791, in Londonderry, N. H. They lived in Erie, Mich. 
Mr. John G. Peabody died Aug. 16, 1859. 


Almira Elizabeth, b. June 8, 1846; m. Sept. 11, 1870, John A. McDonald. 



[606 J 


Rebecca Baldwin' Cogswell, {yames^, James^, Emerson'^, Wil- 
lianr', William-, yohn^), daughter of James^ [ 261 ] and Sarah (Roby) 
Cogswell, was born Jan. 21, 18 12, in Concord, Mass. She married, 
April 5, 1835, Benjamin V. Darling, son of Nathan and Polly (Young) 
Darling. He was born July 9, 18 16, in Smithfield, R. I. They resided 
in Erie, Mich. Mrs. Darling died March 4, 1883. 


Amanda A. Abby Frances. Cortes. Mary Amelia. All died prior to 1S83. 


[ 608 1 

James Abbott" Cogswell, {James'\ yames^, Emerson^, Williavv-, 

William^, John^), son of James'^ [261] and Sarah (Roby) Cogswell, 

was born Feb. 9, 1816, in Concord, Mass. He married, Nov., 1842, 

^Mary Fiske, daughter of Oliver and (Parks) Fiske. She was born, 

1 815, in Sherborn, Mass. Mrs. Cogswell died Aug. 20, 1850. Mr. Cogs- 
well married, Feb. 12, 185 i, -Mrs. Julia Anna {Hunt) Bean. She was 
born, 1826, in East Jaffrey, N. H. Mrs. Cogswell died Aug. 12, i860. 
Mr. Cogswell married, July 4, 1861, '^Ann Elizabeth Burpee, daughter 
of Stillman and Martha (Bacon) Burpee. She was born March 17, 
1847, in East Jaffrey, N. H. They resided Winship Place, Brighton 
District, Boston, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died Nov. 12, 1883. 


Agnes Fracelia, [1205] b. July 30, 1S52. She died in early life, Jan. 21, 1878. 

Appleton Abbott Hunt, [1206] b. Dec. 25, 1855. 

Washington C. Allen, [1207] b. March 24, 1859. He died in childhood, June 27,1865. 


Ella L., [1208] b. Oct. 12, 1864. Fred. A., [1210] b, April 3, 1872; d. April 3, 1872. 
Julia A., [1209] b. July 16, 1867. James M., [121 i] b. Jan. 11, 1880. 





Samuel Baldwin^ Cogswell, {James^, James^, EincrsoN'^, Wil- 
liam^, William'^, yoJui^), son of James^ [267] and Sarah (Roby) Cogs- 
well, was born March 7, 1818, in Concord, Mass. He married Mary 
B. Gifford, daughter of Jonah and Betsey F. Gifford. She was born 
in Sturbridge, Mass. They resided in Cambridge, Mass. Mr. Cogs- 
well died Dec. 9, i88r. Mrs. Cogswell died Feb. i, 1882. They were 
buried in Sturbridge, Mass. 


Mary Addie, [1212] b. 1853; m. March 16, 1874, Ja/ncs Lyfordj d. March 20, 1874. 



John Whipple^ Cogswell, {James^, yanies^, Emerson'^, William^, 
William-, Johii^), son of James^ [261] and Sarah (Roby) Cogwell, was 
born Sept. 8, 1822. He married, Sept. 16, 1845, Almira y. Hewet, 
daughter of Eli Hewet. She was born in Sturbridge, Mass. They 
resided in Erie and in Samaria, Mich. 


.Wellington H., [1213] b. Aug. 5, 1S50. He died in early manhood, Nov. 6, 1870. 




LucRETiA Antoinette" Cogswell, {Javies'^, yaincs'^, Evierson'^, 
William^, Willianr, yohn^), daughter of James" [261] and Sarah 
(Roby) Cogswell, was born May 28, 1825, in Concord, Mass. She 
married, Feb. 2, 1845, Giles C. Avery, son of Frederick and Rachel 
Avery. He was born Dec. 6, 1823, in Jewett City, Conn. They lived 
in Woonsocket, R. I. Mr. Avery died June 16, 1879, i^^ Dayville, 
Conn. Mrs. Avery resided, 1883, '" I'henix, R. I. 




^\ // . /i^-^^t-c^'CJ 



Frances A., b. NLay 19, 1846; m. Dec. 4, 1865, John Booth j d. March 27, 1875. 
Clara H., b. Aug. 25, 1848; m. May 11, 1868, Varanus S. Bailey. 
Harriet A., b. Dec. 13, 1851 ; m. Nov. 30, 1879, Gilbert J. Brown. 



Adeline Olivia''' Cogswell, {Horatio^, yaines'% Emerson'^, IVil- 
liavt^, Wi/lia7n~, yohn^), daughter of Col. Horatio*^ [ 274 ] and Laura 
Ann (Adams) Cogswell, was born Aug. 11, 1844, in Grafton, Mass. 
She married, June 6, 1866, yames McCord, of New York City. They 
resided in La Crosse, Wis. He was a wholesale druggist. Mrs. McCord 
died Aug. 19, 1876. 


Allen Cogswell .1 b. Sept. 29, 1872. Horace Maynard, b. Oct. 6, 1876. 




Charles Northend''' Cogswell, {Northcnd^, Nathaniel^, yona- 
than^, yonathan^, VVilliain^, yo/rn^), son of Northend*^ [276] and Eliz- 
abeth (Lambert) Cogswell, was born April 24, 1797, in South Berwick, 
Me. He married, Aug. 25, 1824, ^Eli.-jabeth Wallingford Hill, daughter 
of Elisha and Lucy (Ricker) Hill. She was born, 1800, in Portsmouth, 
N. H. They resided in South Berwick, Me. Mrs. Cogswell died Nov. 
6, 1837. Mr. Cogswell married, Nov. 20, 1839, '^Margaret Elizabeth 
Russell, daughter of Hon. Edward and Lucy (Stevens) Russell. She 
was born March 7, 18 15, in North Yarmouth, Me. They resided in 
South Berwick, Me., where Hon. Charles N. Cogswell died, Oct. 11, 
1843. Mrs. Margaret E. Cogswell died Dec. 4, i860, in Cambridge, 


Charles, [1214] b. Oct. 6, 1825. He died in infancy, Oct., 1825. 
A SON, [1215] b. Aug. 26, 1828. He died in infancy, Aug. 26, 1828. 
Charles W., [1216] b. Dec. 31, 1834. He died in infancy, July 27, 1835. 
Lucy E., [1217] b. May, 1836. She died in infancy, Aug. 12, 1836. 



Edward Russell, [1218] b. June i, 1841 ; m. Oct. 5, 1864, Sarah Parks Proctor. 
Charles Northexd, [1219] b. March 23, 1843. He died in childhood, Sept. i, 1S44. 

Charles Northend Cogswell prepared for college in Berwick Academy, 
and graduated in 18 14 from Bowdoin College, Maine. 

"He became a student in the office of William A. Hayes, of South Ber- 
wick, and on being admitted to the bar in 18 17 he entered into partnership 
with his teacher; and a most successful partnership it proved. Both mem- 
bers of the firm were possessed of high intellectual and moral gifts, were 
endowed with large capacity for affairs, and for many years more business was 
done in their office than in any other in the county. Mr. Cogswell, like Judge 
Hayes, enjoyed the confidence of the community, and was often selected to 
represent the town as well as the county in the Legislature. 

" After an active and honorable course of life and practice he died very 
suddenly on the nth of October, 1843, in the forty-seventh year of his age. 
Judge Goodenow, in reply to the application to place upon the records of 
the court the resolves of sympathy adopted by the Bar, paid the following 
tribute to him : 


" ' In a professional career of twenty-five years few, very few, have accom- 
plished it so well. His talents for business were indeed extraordinary, and he 
was most diligent in the employment of them. His memory was retentive, 
and he was exceedingly accurate in all his transactions. In his office and 
the courts his whole demeanor was amiable and exemplary.' " Vid. Willis's 
History of the Law, the Courts, and the Lawyers of Maine. 




Mary Ann' Cogswell, {Northend^, Nathaniel'', yonathan"^, yona 
thaii^, William'^, Jolm'^), daughter of Northend" [ 276 1 and Elizabeth 
(Lambert) Cogswell, was born March 29, 1801, in South Berwick, Me. 
She married, April 13, 1823, Charles E. Norton, son of Oliver and 
Hannah Norton. Me was born July 22, 1795, in South Berwick, Me., 
where they resided. Mrs. Norton died Aug. 24, 1825. Mr. Norton 
died March 15, 1873. 



Mary Ann CogstvelL She died in early life, Feb. 12, 1847. 

Charles E. Norton married, May, iS2-j, -Elizabeth Cogswell [6i8], who died Jan. 7, 
1032, He married ''^Clarissa Baker, and after her death ^Salome Baker. Mrs. Salome Norton 
survived her husband. Mr. Norton was a Deacon of the First Congregational Church in 
South Berwick. He held the office of Town Clerk fifteen years, was engaged in trade, and 
for twenty vears he was the Cashier of South Berwick Bank. 




William Lambert'^ Cogswell, {Northend^\ NatJianiel''', yonat/iau*, 
Jonathaifi, WilliavP', John^), son of NorthencP [276 1 and Elizabeth 
(Lambert) Cogswell, was born Aug. 17, 1803, in South Berwick, Me. 
He married, June 2, 1840, Mrs. Sophia {Potter) Manning, daughter of 
Jacob and Lucy Potter, and the widow of Jacob Manning. She was 
born in Leominster, Mass. They resided in New York City. Mrs. 
Cogswell died Jan. 30, 1877, and Mr. Cogswell died Nov. 5, 1879. 
They had no children. 


William Lambert Cogswell in early life entered upon business in New 
York City, where for many years he was a prosperous merchant. Mr. Cogs- 
well accumulated large wealth. He received in 1858 the degree of A. M. 
from Dartmouth College, N. H. 




Frederic' Cogswell, {Northend^, Nathaniel^, yojiathan'^, yotia- 
than"^, Willianv^, Johi^), son of Northend^ [276] and Elizabeth (Lam- 
bert) Cogswell, was born Dec. 5, 1806, in South Berwick, Me. He 
married, Jan. 6, 1858, Elizabeth Ritss, of Essex, Mass., a step-daughter 
of John D. Russ, M. D., vid. [290 1 Memoranda. They lived in Circle- 
ville, Ohio, until 1864, when they removed to Fairfield, Conn., thence 
to New York, where Hon. Frederic Cogswell died May 3, 1870. 



A SON, [1220] b. Nov. 7, 1858. 

William Lambert, [1221] b. Aug. 3, i860; m. Feb. 14, 1883, Lena M. Ireland. 
Charles Frederic, [1222] b. Feb. 6, 1862. He died in boyhood, Feb. 5, 1875. 
John Denison Russ, [1223] b. Oct. 30, 1864. 

Frederic Cogswell was engaged in business for a time in Great Falls, N. H., and in 
the City of New York. In 1839 he removed to Circleville, Ohio. He was Probate Judge of 
Pickaway Co., Ohio, from 1857 to 1864. 

William Lambert Ci\ns'iocU, son of Hon. Frederic Cogswell, was born in Circleville, Ohio. 
He married Lena M. Ireland, daughter of William J. Ireland, of New York Citv. Thev 
resided in Tarrytown, N. Y. He was engaged in the South American trade. 



Sarah Louisa^ Cogswell, {Northend^, Nafhrniiel^, yonathan^, Jon- 
athaii'^, William^, yohn^), daughter of Northend''' L 276 ] and Elizabeth 
(Lambert) Cogswell, was born March 9, 18 13, in South Berwick, Me. 
She married. May 15, 1S45, Rev. Dexter Potter, the brother of the wife 
of William Lambert Cogswell [ 621 ], and son of Jacob and Lucy Potter. 
He was born Jan. 9, 1800, in Leominster, Mass. They resided in 
Vernon, N. J., and in Cambridge, Mass. _ Mrs. Potter died July 22, 
i860. Rev. Mr. Potter died April 2, 1881. 

their children were : 
Sophia Elizabeth Cogswell, b. 1 848 ; m. Dec. 2 1 , 1 87 1 , £". Morris Stigcr ; d. May 3, 1 878. 
Maria Louisa Cogswell.^ b. April 26, 1850. She died in infancy, April 28, 1850. 
Maria Louisa Frederika, b. Aug. 9, 1851 ; m. June 25, 1874, Charles S. Moore; d. 

April ID, 1875. 
IVilliatn Henry., b. Oct. 7, 1854. He died in childhood, Nov. 27, 1857. 
Charles Northend Cogswell, b. July 16, 1859. He died in infancy, Oct. 11, 1859. 


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Abby' Cogswell, { Wade^\ Nat/ianicr", yonatha7i\ youathait^, Wil- 
liani^, yolin^), daughter of Wade*^ [ 282 ] and Hannah (Barker) Cogs- 
well, was born Jan. 2, 1809, in Manchester, N. H. She married, Oct. 


8, 1838, yoJin Austin Twycross, son of Samuel and Martha Twycross. 
He was born March 20, 18 16, in Charlestown, Mass. They resided in 
Dresden, Me. Mr. Twycross died Feb. 22, 1874. Mrs. Twycross died 
Aug. 23, 1878 


Saimiel^ b. May 15, 1839. He died in infancy, May 25, 1839. 
Martha A., b. Sept. 30, 1841 ; m. Jan. 23, 1870, Edward H. Barker. 
Priscilla B., b. May 8, 1843. She died in infancy, Sept. 20, 1843. 
Gilbert B., b. Aug. 28, 1845. He died in infancy, Sept. 11, 1845. 

Martha A. Twycross married Edward II. Barker, son of Oideon and Clementina Barker. 
He was born Sept. 27, 1S37, in Dresden Me. They had seven children, viz. : John Austin, b. 
July 17, 1872; Carr Edward, b. July' 15, 1873, d. Aug. 15, 1873; Abbie Cogswell, b. Feb. 15, 
1875 ; Nat Bailey Twycross, b. Jan. 27, 1878; Lois Northend, b. Dec. 26, 1879; Marcia lUathera, 
b. Nov. 23, 1881 ; Pattie Austin, b. July 23, 1883. 




Nathaniel" Cogswell, {Nathaniel^, Nathaniel^, youatJian'^, yona- 
than^, Williaur, yohn^), adopted son of Nathaniel [ 286 ] and Mary 
Cogswell, and son of Dea. Isaac and Abigail (Cogswell) Smith [283], 
was born Nov. 26, 1809, in Hopkinton, N. H. He died unmarried, 
Oct. 10, 1842. 

Silemor antra. 

Nathaniel Cogswell was adopted by his uncle, Nathaniel Cogswell [286], a wealthy 
merchant in the Canary Islands, known as "The King of the Islands," who left an 
immense fortune, which was inherited largely by Rev. Jonathan Cogswell, D. D. [ 289 ], and 
his children. Mr. Cogswell's own mother was Mrs. Abigail (Cogswell) Smith [ 283 ]• The 
record of her family was received too late to be inserted in its proper place, and is given here : 

Abigail Cogswell [283], daughter of Dr. Nathaniel [98] and Sarah (Northend) 
Cogswell, was born Oct. 19, 1770, in Rowley, Mass. She married, Dec. 6, 1789, Dea. Isaac 
Smith. He was born June 25, 1766, in Rowley, Mass. They resided in Hopkinton, N. H. 
Mrs. Smith died Jan. 7, 183S. Dea. Smith died Dec. 28, 1857. 

their children were: 

Elizabeth, b. Sept. 2, 1790; m. Edmund Davis : d. Dec, 1861. 
Nabby, b. May 24, 1792. She died in childhood, Nov., 1795. 
Charles, b. March 11, 1794; m. Lois Bafchelder ; d. Sept. 26, 1873. 


John, b. May 19, 1795. ^^^ ^^^^ ^" early manhood, July 27, 1831. 

Abigail C, b. Oct. 21, 1796; m. Dec, 1836, Thomas Kast ; d. Aug. i, 1874. 

Sarah, b. June 30, 1798; xw. Josiah Knowlton ; d. Sept. 11, 1836. 

/saac,h. March 14, 1800. He died in early life, Nov. i, 1822. 

Ilaiiuah C, b. Sept. 10, 1801 ; m. April 9, 1826, Thomas J. Weeks ; d. Nov, 2, 1882. 

D. Francis, b. March 15, 1803. He died in early life, Sept. 10, 1825. 

A'athaiiiel C, b. March 4, 1806. He died in infancy, Oct., 1806. 

Louisa C, b. Aug. 4, 180S; w\. 1840, Samuel S. Philbrick ; d. Nov. 10, 188 1. 

.Vathaiiiel C, b. Nov. 26, 1809. By adoption Nathaniel Cogswell [630]; d.Oct. 10, 1842. 

Edmund Emery, b. Feb. 9, 181 1 ; m. 1840, Frances M. Roby ; d. Nov. 16, 1840. 

Nathaniel Cogswell Weeks, .son of Thomas J. and Hannah C. (.Smith) Weeks, resided in 
Concord, N. H. 


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Mary" Cogswell, {'jfonathajf', Nathaniel'^, yonathau'', yoiiatJiaifi, 
William-, JoJm^), daughter of Rev. Dr. Jonathan'^ [289] and Elizabeth 
(Abbott) Cogswell, was born Dec. 30, 1814, in Saco, Me. She married, 
Oct. 16, 1833, Franklin Sherivood Kinney, Esq. They resided in New 
York City. Mr. Kinney died about 1873, in Italy, where he was 
buried. Mrs. Kinney died April 7, 1877, in Washington, D. C. 


N^athaniel Cogswell.^ m. ^Caroline Carroll; m. "^Mrs. Wheaton ; d. May 11, 1881. 

Constance Elizabeth, m. Aug. 15, 1872, Co^int Casar Gianotti. 

Francis Sherwood, m. Maiy Brady. 

Ernest Lord, m. Lojiise Catlin. 

Abbot. James Buchanan. Helena. She died in infancy. 

piemor antra. 

Mrs. Mary (Cogswell) Kinney was buried in ^^^-^shington, and her grave is marked 
by a costly monument sculptured in Italv. 

Ahithaniel Cogsrvell Kinney, Licutenant-Coloncl United States Army, died, aged about 
forty, at Bay Shore, Long Lsland, New York. 

The Countess Gianotti, daughter of Franklin S. and Mary (Cogswell) Kinney, was 
born about 1840. She married Count Cjesar Gianotti, Colonel and Aide-de-Camp to Prince 
Humbert, and in 1872 Grand Chamberlain to the King of Italy. They had two daughters: 
Marguerite, b. 1872; Marie, b. 1S74. They resided at 200 Via Nationale, Rome, Italy. 

Francis Sherivood Kinney, Esq., was in business at 515 to 525 West 22d .Street, New York 
City. lie liad one son. 

Ernest Lord Kinney had two daughters and one son. 


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Elizabeth Lord''' Cogswell, {yonathan^ , Nathajiiel^, yonathaii'^, 
JonatJiaifi, William"^, JoJiii'^), daughter of Rev. Dr. Jonathan'' [289] and 
Elizabeth (Abbott) Cogswell, was bapt. Aug. 8, 1819, in Saco, Me. She 
married, Oct. i, 1840, Hon. yames Dixon, son of Hon. William Dixon. 
He was born Aug. 5, 18 14, in Enfield, Conn. They resided in Hart- 
ford, Conn. Mrs. Dixon died June 16, 1871. Hon. James Dixon died 
March 27, 1873. 


Elizabeth Lord. Clementine Louise, m. Dr. James C. Welling. 

James IVylles, m. Stillwell. Henry Whitjield. 

Mrs. Elizabeth L. Dixon was a lady of large fortune, rare attainments, 
and great personal attractions. It is said that Hon. Richard Spofford once 
remarked ; '" Mrs. Dixon was the most accomplished lady I have ever seen in 
Washington." Others have spoken of her as " a handsome, amiable, and 
accomplished woman of much natural power and ambition." To Mrs. Dixon's 
parties came the best people in Washington. Donald G. Mitchell dedicated 
to Mrs. Dixon his "Reveries of a Bachelor." 


James Dixon graduated from Williams College in 1834. He studied law 
with his father, and was admitted to the bar in 1835. ^^ soon opened an 
office in Hartford, Conn. Mr. Dixon served in the Legislature of his native 
State as Representative in 1837, 1838, 1844, and 1854. He was elected to 
the House of Representatives in Congress in 1845, and re-elected in 1847. 
He was chosen to the United States Senate in 1856, and re-elected in 1862, 
serving two terms. Mr. Dixon was a man of much culture, a graceful writer, 
and able in debate. He was an editorial contributor to the Hartford Courant. 
Mr. Dixon left a large estate, estimated at nearly a million of dollars. By his 
death the people of Connecticut reasonably felt that they had lost a much 
needed adviser in State affairs, and a citizen who, long and often trusted with 
their public interests, was always true to his best belief. Hon. James Dixon 
was a man of kindly and genial nature. He was of a fine and sensitive tem- 
perament. His head and face made one of the finest studies ever seen in the 
Senate Chamber of the United States. He was the author of poems of much 
merit which were published in the New England Magazine, and in other journals. 


Senaior Dixon and his accomplished wife made their elegant homes, in 
Washington and in Hartford, inviting to men and women of literary culture 
and pursuits. They were noted for their many acts of Christian charity, and 
for the warm personal interest they manifested in the welfare of the churches 
of which they were members, both in Hartford and in Washington. 




Andrew Kirkpatrick''' Cogswell, {yonathan^, Nathaniel^, yona- 
tlian'', yonathan^, William^, yohii^), son of Dr. Jonathan" [289 1 and 
Jane Eudora (Kirkpatrick) Cogswell, was born May 20, 1839, i^^ East 
Windsor, Conn. He married, Sept. 3, 1867, ^Mary Van Rensselaer, 
daughter of Gen. J. Cullen Van Rensselaer, of Cazenovia, N. Y. They 
resided in New Brunswick, N. J. Mrs. Cogswell died Feb. 5, 1871. 
Hon. Andrew K. Cogswell married, May 27, 1880, ^-^ Virginia Isabel 
Latrobe, daughter of John H. B. Latrobe, Esq. She was born in Balti- 
more, Md. They resided in New Brunswick, N. J. 


Cullen Van Rensselaer, [1224] b. Sept. 5, 1869. 


John H. B. Latrobe, [1225] b. May 9, 1S81. 

Andrew K. Cogswell graduated from Rutgers College in 1859. He prac- 
tised law in New Brunswick, N. J., and was appointed by Gov. McClellan, 
April, 1879, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Middlesex 
Co., N.J. This position was once held by his great-grandfather, Col. John 
Payard, whose eldest daughter married Hon. Andrew Kirkpatrick, Mr. Cogs- 
well's maternal grandfather. 

Col. John Bayard was a descendant of Nicholas Bayard, a French Hugue- 
not. He was the intimate personal friend of Washington, under whom he 
served at Trenton, Monmouth, and other places. 

yatncs Aslifon Bayard, United States Senator in 1804 from Delaware, and 
one of the signers of the Treaty of Ghent in 18 14, was a nephew and the 
adopted son of Col. John Bayard. 

James Ashton Bayard, son of Hon. James Ashton Bayard, was a United 
Slates Senator from Delaware for two terms, and for several years Chairman 
of the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate. 





Jane Emily Searle''' Cogswell, {Jonathan^, Nathaniel''', yoiia- 
tJiaii^, yonathair', Wiiliai/r, yohn^), daughter of Rev. Dr. Jonathan'^ 
[289] and Jane E. (Kirkpatrick) Cogswell, was born May 26, 1841, in 
East Windsor, Conn. She married, Nov. 3, 1869, Geii. James Grant 
Wilson, son of William and Jane (Sibbald) Wilson. He was born 
April 28, 1835, in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. They resided in New York 


Mary Kirkpatrick, b. Dec. 18, 1870. 

James Grant Wilson was of Scotch ancestry, who were both military 
and literary. Some of his ancestors were soldiers, and shared with Wellington 
the glories of Waterloo ; while James Sibbald, a maternal ancestor, entertained 
Robert Burns when he made his first appearance in Edinburgh. Gen. Wilson's 
father, William Wilson, was born in Perthshire, Scotland ; came to America 
in 1832 ; established himself as a bookseller and publisher in Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y. ; was favorablv known as a writer of poetry and a contributor to various 
magazines. His poetical contributions have been gathered into a published 
volume, which received favorable mention in Good Literature for July, 1881. 
He died Aug. 25, i860. 

Gen. James Grant Wilson inherited much of both the military and liter- 
ary genius of his ancestors. His record during the War of the Union was 
sufficient to distinguish him as a soldier and give him eminence in military 
circles; while as a man of letters he achieved an eminence no less honorable 
in literary circles. It was said of him, '''He fighls as well as any ma?i., and 
writes as well as he fights. " Some of his more important works are Memoirs 
OF Illustrious Soldiers; The Life and Campaigns of Gen. U. S. Grant; 
The Life of Fitz Green Halleck ; Memoir of William Cullen Bryant; 
and The Poets and Poetry of Scotland. Vid. Bateman's American 




Caroline Hosmer''' Cogswell, (Henry Francis^, Willianfi, Francis^, 
yonatJian^, Williaui^, yohn^), daughter of Henry Francis*^ [308 1 and 



Rebecca P. (Hosnier) Co_9;s\vell, was born May 26, 1823, in Peterbor- 
ough, N. H. She married, Sept. i, 1846, Ethan H. Hozvard, son of 
Ethan and Mary (Howe) Howard. He was born Feb 13, 181 2, in 
Boston, N. Y. They resided in Buffalo, N. Y. 

Henry Cooswen, b. Sept. 20, 1847; m. Jan. 4, \d>6c)^Jeiinu' Jewett. 

pi0mor antra. 

Ethati II. Iloivard was a merchant in Bnffalo, N. \ . lie retired from business in 1869. 

Henry Cogsiuell Hcnvard nv^iried Jennie Jewett, daughter of Sherman S. Jewett, Esq. She 
was born Feb. 3, 1S49. They had four children : Carrie Cogswell, b. Sept. 26, 1869 ! George 
Jewett, b. April 17, 1871 ; Ethan Henry, b. Sept. 20, 1874; Emma Alice, b. Sept. 27, 1878. 
These children were born in " Summer Home," La Salle, N. Y. 




William Henry" Cogswell, {Henry Francis^, Williavi^, Francis'^, 
yofiat/iaii^, Wiliiaju-, yoJiii^), son of Henry Francis*^ [ 308 1 and Rebecca 
P. (Hosmer) Cogswell, was born June lo, 1826, in Peterborough, N. H, 
He married, Aug. 22, 1848, Caroline Hayes, daughter of Thomas and 
Abigail (Wilkins) Hayes. She was born Oct. 11, 1831, in Waterbor- 
ough, Me. They resided in Medina, Mich. Mr. Cogswell died March 
28, 1858. 


Albert Smith, [1226] b. Nov. 10, 1849; "''• J"l^' "'^' ^^^^^ Julia Rich Holmes. 
Aiii'.v Rebecca, [1227] b. Jan. 11, 1851 : m. May 12, 1875, Cyrus A. Veatch. 
Sarah Haves, [1228] b. Sept. 21, 1S52: m. May 12, 1875, Leniit el James Morse. 
Henry F., [1229] b. Oct. 30, 1854. 
George W., [1230] b. Oct. 26, 1S56; m. Dec. 23, 1877, Debbie Parkhill. 


Albert S. Co<^s7t'cll mRVVxed /nl/d A'. I/oltncs. Slie was bnrn Oct. 23, 1853, in New ^'ork. 
'I'hev resided in t'oldwatcr, Mich. 





George Washington''' Cogswell, {Henry Francis^', Williain'\ Frau- 
ds'^, Jonathaifi, William^, John^), son of Henry Francis^ [308] and 
Rebecca P. (Hosmer) Cogswell, was born July i, 1830, in Peterborough, 
N. H. He married, Sept. 3, 185 1, Sarah Hall, daughter of Ira Hall. 
She was born March i, 1829, in Wales, N. Y. They resided in Buffalo, 
N. Y. Mr. Cogswell died April 22, 1854. 


Carrie Hall, [1231] b. Feb. 16, 1854. She died in infancy, IVIay 28, 1854. 


George Washington Cogswell graduated at Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass , in 
the class of 1849. He was a fine scholar, and a young man of excellent character and rare 
ability. He commenced the study of law, was taken ill, and after a j3rotracted illness of four 
years he died, much lamented. 




Sarah" Cogswell, {Henry Francis^, William^, Francis^, yonathaifi, 

William^, yohn^), daughter of Henry Francis*^ [308] and Rebecca P. 

(Hosmer) Cogswell, was born Feb. 10, 1834, in Peterborough, N. H. 

She married, June 2, 1852, Joshua Mortimer Wliitconib. He was born 

April 23, 182 1, in Templeton, Mass. They resided in New York City. 

their children were ; 
Elizabeth, b. June 18, 1856. 
Harriet R., b. July 30, 1858; d. Nov. 3, 1879. 
Mortitner O., b. Jan. 4, 1861 ; d. Sept. 26, 1861. 
Sarali Ann, b. Aug. 12, 1862. 



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Francis Davis" Cogswell, ( William Daives^, Williani-\ Francis'^, 
yonathan^, Willianr-, yohii"), son of William Dawes*" [309] and Mary 
(Fiske) Cogswell, was born June lo, 1830, in Peterborough, N. H. He 
married, Aug. 28, 1855, Henrietta McCrillis, daughter of George and 
Jane (Smith) McCrillis. She was born Sept. 21, 1835, in Holley, N. Y., 
where they resided. 


Etta M., [1232] b. June S, 1856; m. Aug. 12, 1880, Frank McDonald. 
Martha, [1233] b. Jan. i, 1859; m. Oct. 19, 1880, Watson F. Barry. 
Frank L., [1234] b. Oct. 27, i860. Carrie H., [1235] b. June 16, 1863. 



Stephen"^ Cogswell, {Stepheif\ Ebenezer^, William^, yohit^, Wil- 
liam~, yohii^), son of Stephen'' [314] and Mary (Savage) Cogswell, was 
born, 1785, in Rutland, Mass. He married Mrs. Lucy {Seaver) Ryder, 
of Holden, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died July 12, 1869. 


Eliza M., [1236] b. Aug. 12, 1820; m. Dec. 3, 1836, William lY. Tenney. 
Mason, [1237] 1). Jan. 22, 1822; m. Marcli 30, 1843, Abby M. Seaver. 
Marilla, [1238]. Slie died young. Lydia A.. [1240] m. Leonard Smith. 

RuFUS, [1239]. He died in tlie army. Charles, [1241] m. Harriet Elliott. 




Ebenezer" Cogswell, {Stephen^, Ebenezer^, William'^, yohn'^, Wil- 
liam^, yohn^), son of Stephen*^ [314] and Mary (Savage) Cogswell, was 
born Nov. 8, 1791, in Rutland, Mass. He married, April 3, 1817, 


Rhoda Draper, daughter of John and Rebecca (Muzzey) Draper. She 
was born July lo, 1791, in Spencer, Mass. They lived in Leicester, 
Mass. Mr. Cogswell died May 30, 1870. 


Sophia, [1242] b. Aug. 14, 1818: in. May 11, 1837, Joseph Burt^ess. 
John Draper, [1243] b. May 21, 1820; m. Sept. 22, 1845, Fanny H. Leonard. 
Nancy, [1244] b. March 19, 1822; m. Feb. 1 1, 1847, James R. Woodis j d. Marcli 2, 1872. 
Harriet Amelia, [1245] b. Nov. 10, 1827; m. Sept. 2, 1846, Aaron Sampson; d. 

Feb. 19, 1856. 
Cheney Hatch, [1246] b. Nov. 5, 1831. He died in childhood, Aug. ly, 1837. 


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Hannah" Cogswell, iyStephcifi, Ebenezer^y William^, Jolufi, Wil- 
liavfi, yohn^), daughter of Stephen'^ [314] and Mary (Savage) Cogs- 
well, was born April 19, 1795, in Rutland, Mass. She married, March 
19, 1817, ^Simeon Livennorc. They resided in Worcester, Mass. Mr. 
Livermore died and Mrs Livermore married '^Samuel Harris. He was 
born in Worcester, Mass. They resided in Grosvenor Dale, Conn., 
where Mr. Harris died. Mrs. Harris died April 15, 1871. 

the children of the first marriage were : 

Eliza /., b. 1820; m. 1836, Judson Knapp ; d. 1858. 

Lorenzo Abel, b. March 18, 1823: m. Sept. 21. 1845, ^Ahhy L. Peck j m. Jan. 9, 1875, 
"^Jane Fowler. 

the children of the second marriage were: 

Marti)i. He died in early manhood, 1861. 

Sarah., b. March 28, 1829. She resided in Grosvenor Dale, Conn. 

Nancy. Caroline. Caroline. Last three died prior to 1883. 


Lorenzo A. Livermore resided in Hubbardston, Mass. His wife, Mrs. Abby L. Liver- 
more, died Dec. 25, 1873. 





Eliza'' Cogswell, {Stephe/i^, Ebenezer^, William^, yoJui^, William^, 
yokii^), daughter of Stephen'"' [314] and Mary (Savage) Cogswell, was 
born July 17, 1797, in Rutland, Mass. She married, Oct. 10, 18 17, 
Nathan Morgan. He was born in Spencer, Mass. Mrs. Morgan died 
June 25, 1879. 


Lorenzo, b. May 14, 1819; rn. Sarah Caroline Snow. 



Isaac'' Cogswell, {Stephen^, Ebcnezcr^, William'^, yolufi, William-, 
yo/in^), son of Stephen*^ [314] and Mary (Savage) Cogswell, was born 
April 23, 1801, in Rutland, Mass. He married, Jan. ir, 1825, Lois 
Alice Newton, daughter of Ezekiel and Catherine (Cogswell) Newton. 
She was born Feb. 11, 1804, in Spencer, Mass. They resided in New 
Vineyard, Me. Mrs. Cogswell died Oct. 14, 1883. 


Mary Alice, [1247] b- Nov. 18, 1825 ; m. 1S57, H. C. Kilgour. 

Lucy Ann, [1248] b. Aug. 3, 1828; m. G. W. Burbank. 

Lois Catherine, [1249] b. July 15, 1832; m. /. TootJiaker j d. March 17, 1874. 

Hannah Elizabeth, [1250] b. Nov. 8, 1834; m. Sept. 13, 1853, Samuel Hiscock. 

Sarah Roxanna, [1251] b. Oct. 22, 1839. Slie died in childhood, March 11, 1842. 




RuFUS^ Cogswell, {Stephen^, Ebcuezcr^, William'^, yohn^, William-, 
yo/in'^), son of Stephenf^ [314] and Mary (Savage) Cogswell, was born 
Nov. 9, 1803, in Rutland. He married Eliza Wicker. They resided in 
Paxton and Leicester, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died Jan. 21, 1828. 

their only child was : 
RuFUS Henry, [1252] m. ' Doughty ; m. -Mrs. Wedge. 




John Chandler^ Cogswell, {Stephen^, Ebeiiczer'', William'\ yoJin^, 
'William^, yohii^), son of Stephen" [314] and Mary (Savage) Cogswell, 
was born, 1808, in Rutland, Mass He married Faiiiiv Elder. She 
was born in Worcester, Mass., where they resided. Mr. Cogswell died 
Nov. 25, 1856. 


Jane, [1253] m. IVilliajn Hiitcliinson. 

Lucy, [1254] m. ' ; m. . 

John Chandler, [1255] b. 1838; m. Mrs. Mary Thompson; d. May 9, 18S2. 


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Candace^ Cogswell, {Aaroi^, Ebenczcr'", William'^, yohii^, Wil- 
liam-, John^), daughter of Aaron" [319] and Deborah (Bellows) Cogs- 
well, was born Aug. 19, 1795, in Spencer, Mass. She married, Aug. 
15, 18 1 5, Edniwid N. Sargent, son of John and Persis (Newton) Sar- 
gent. He was born Jan. 11, 1793, in Hubbardston, Mass. They lived 
in Spencer, Mass. Mrs. Sargent died Oct. 13, 1837, in Barre, Mass. 
Mr. Sargent died April r4, 1865. 

THEIR children WERE : 

Mary E., b. July 8, 1817; m. Jan. 16, 1839, Aaron Rolfe j d. Nov. 21, 1881. 

Horace Carlo, b. Feb. 16, 1819; m. Feb. 9, 1847, Adeline Houghton. 

Harriet A., b. Nov. 3, 1820; m. Dec. 30, 1845, Moses Davis j d. May 4, 1838. 

Candace E., b. May 22, 1822; m. Oct. 8, 1862, Cyrus Stratton. 

Edmund M..^ b. Aug 2, 1824; m. Nov. 15, 1853, Anna Rolfe. 

Sophronia D., b. Sept. 3, 1828; m. Dec. 7, 1856, John Himes ; d. June 10, 1863. 


Sophronia D. Sargent was well educated. She was for some time a Teacher in the Public 
Schools of Worcester, and a contributor to some of the public journals. Her husband, JoJin 
Himes, Esq., was the son of Rev. John V. Himes, of Boston. Mr. I limes edited a juvenile 
paper published in Boston, Mass. Mrs. Himes's health failing, they removed to Dainille, 
N. Y., and resided at the " Hillside Home for Invalids," where she died. 




Mary Buknham' Cogswell, {Aarorfi, Ebenezer-\ William^, yohn^, 
\Vil/iain~, yohii^), daughter of Aaron [319] and Deborah (Bellows) 
Cogswell, was born April 27, 1804, in Paxton, Mass. She married, 
April 4, 1827, ElisJia Projtty, son of Elisha and Elizabeth (Dimon) 
Prouty. He was born Jan. 5, 1801, in North Spencer, Mass, where 
they resided. Mr. Prouty died Sept. 12, 1859. ^^s. Mary B. Prouty 
in 1883 resided in Spencer, Mass. 


A son, b. Dec. 15, 1827. He died in infancy, Dec. 15, 1827. 

Al/nira, b. Jan. 30, 1829; m. May 10, 1853, Cahnn P. Woodbury. 

Elizabeth, b. Jan. 21, 1830; m. Dec. 29, 1852, Roel Combs. 

Horace Elisha, b. April 15, 1831 ; m. May 10, 1854, Martha S, Earlc. 

Louisa, b. Sept. 26, 1832. 

Ed-ward, b. Nov. i, 1833. He died in infancy, Nov. 29, 1833. 

Harriet Caroline, b. May 21, 1835; m. April 15, 1857, Samuel S. Laiv)'Vnce. 

Clai-issa, b. May 15, 1836; m. Oct. 15, 1871, Martin N'. Hardy. 

Emily, b. Aug. 15, 1837. She died in infancy, Aug. 16, 1837. 

A tigeline Fidelia, b. Dec. r8, 1838; m. Nov. 25, 1865, William S. Hillman. 

Marv Ann, f 1 a -i .. o \ 
' ^ b. April 7, 1840; \ 

Martha, ) ( She died in infancy, Sept. 4, 1840. 

A son, b, Oct. 10, 1841. He died in infancy, Oct. 10, 1841. 

Addison David, b. June 17, 1843. He died in early manhood, Feb. 24, 1863. 

Austin, b. Oct. 9, 1844. He died in childhood, July 25, 1846. 


Mr. and Mrs. Woodbury resided in North Spencer, Mass. They had seven cliildren : 
Ella Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1857, d. June i, 1858; Edgar C, b. Jan. 31, 1859; Ellen A., b. 
May 10, i860, d. May 30, i860; Arthur P., b. Oct. 17, 1861; Nellie \\., b. Dec. 23, 1862; John 
A., b. Y€b. 7, 1864 ; Bertie A., b. May 15, 1866, d. Sept. 12, 1866. 

Mrs. Combs, Mrs. Lawrence, and Mrs. Hillman resided in Worcester, Mass. Their 
brother, Horace Prouty, PIsq., resided in Silencer, Mass. 




Rachel" Cogswell, {NeJicniiah'^, yonathaiv', William'^, Johiv', Wil- 
liaiir, ^c;/^//'), daughter of Nehemiah*' [320] and Rachel (Choate) Cogs- 


well, was born Oct. 9, 1773, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. She 
married, May 31, 1792, Ephraivi Piummer, son of Bitfield and Pris- 
cilla (Richardson) Piummer. He was born in Newbury, Mass. They 
lived in Boscawen, N. H. Mr. Piummer died May 6, 1793. Mrs. 
Piummer died Dec. 29, 1853. 

Ephi^ahn, b. Aug. 29, 1793; m. June 11, 1821, Lucy Gerris/i ; d. July 20, 1872. 


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Susanna" Cogswell, {Ncheniiah^, yonatJiair\ William'^, JoJui^, 
William^, yohn^), daughter of Nehemiah*^ [320] and Rachel (Choate) 
Cogswell, was born Dec. 17, 1774, in Boscawen, N. H. She married, 
Feb. 19, 1795, P]iineas Eastman, son of Moses and Elizabeth (Kim- 
ball) Eastman. He was born Jan. 20, 1772, in Concord, N. H. They 
resided in Concord, N. H. Mrs. Eastman died Aug., 1846. Mr. East- 
man died May, 1858. 


William Elwell, b. Dec. 3, 1795 ; m. Mary Walker j d. June, 1873. 

Phineas, b. Oct. 3, 1798; m. Sally Weedinj d. Aug., 1855, 

Peggy-, b. 1800. She died in childhood, 1802. 

John C, b. Feb. 28, 1802; d. April, 1865. 

Moses, b. March 19, 1803; m. Adeline Morgan ; d. Aug. 10, 1876. 

Simeon, b. Oct. i, 1804; m. Matilda Wilson j d. Aug., 1866. 

Rachel C, b. May 4, 18 14; m. Winthrop Low. 



Nehemiah''' Cogswell, {Nelieviiah^\ yonatJiaii\ William!^, yohn^, 
William^, yoJiit^), son of Nehemiah" [320] and Rachel (Choate) Cogs- 
well, was born Nov. 30, 1778, in Boscawen, N. H. He married, Nov. 
17, 1807, ^Aphia Coffin, of Boscawen, daughter of Peter Coffin, and an 
aunt of C C. Coffin, Esq. She was born Aug. 8, 1791. They resided 


in Boscawen, N. H. Mrs. Cogswell died Dec. 17, 1829. Dea. Cogs- 
well married, Aug. 17, 1836, ^Judith Morrill, daughter of J. H. Mor- 
rill. She was born Nov. 29, 1797, and died Nov. 19, 1840. Dea. 
Cogswell married, June 11, 1841, ^/^'«rj/ Gr e enough, di?LW^X.Qx oi John 
Greenough. She was born July i, 1804. Dea. Cogswell died March 
16, 1843. 


Mary, [1256]. She died in early life, March 12, 181 7. 




John''' Cogswell, {Nchemiah^ , yonathair', William^, John^, Wil- 
liam^, yo/in^), son of Nehemiah^ [3201 and Rachel (Choate) Cogswell, 
was born July 21, 1781, in Boscawen, N. H He married. May 19, 
1 82 1, ^Mary Pearson. They resided in Boscawen, N. H. Mrs. Cogs- 
well died April 5, 1823. Mr. Cogswell married, 1824, Mrs. Betsey 
Choate. She was born in Derry, N. H. Mrs. Betsey Cogswell died 
Sept. 23, 1839 Mr. Cogswell married, 1840, "^ Maria MacGi'egor, daugh- 
ter of Robert MacGregor. She was born in Derry, N. H , where they 
resided. Mr. Cogswell died May 28, 1856. Mrs. Maria Cogswell died 
March 25, 1883. 


Mary, [1257] b. 1822. She died in early life, 1849. 


Mrs. Maria Cogswell was a sister of Mrs. Mary A. Adams, widow of Rev. John R. 
Adams, of Gorham, Me., who died two days after Mrs. Cogswell. 

Robert MacGregor built the original bridge just north of the Stark's Mills, Manchester, 
N. H., which was called MacGregor Bridge. 




Ruth" Cogswell, {Nehemiah^, Jonathan-', William^, yoh)fi, Wil- 
liam^, yoJm^), daughter of Nehemiah*^ [320 1 and Rachel (Choate) 


Cogswell, was born June 12, 1786, in Boscawen, N. H. She married, 
March 8, 1806, Rev. Samuel Wood Colburn, son of Asa and Jane (Wood) 
Colburn. He was born Nov. 14, 1782. They resided in Taunton, 
Abington, and Leicester, Mass. Rev. Mr. Colburn died Dec. 19, 1854. 
Mrs. Colburn died May 21, 1874. 


Maria., b. Oct. 18, 1806; m. Dec. 17, 1829, Albert Reed : d. Nov. 25, 1854. 
Rebecca Tubbs, b. March 18, 1810; m. Nov. 29, 1833, Theron Vinson Shaw. 
Abigail, b. March, 181 7. She died in infancy, 1818. 
Mary Gerrish, b. March 21, 1828 ; m. May 17, 1849, Burritt A. Smith; d. Sept. 9, 1855. 


Rev. Samuel W. Colburn settled in the ministry first in Taunton, Mass. After some 
three years his health failed, and he resigned. After his health was recovered he was settled 
as a pastor for nineteen years in Abington, Mass. Upon leaving the active ministry he resided 
in Leicester, Mass. While on a visit to a daughter, he died in New York City. 




Sarah''' Cogsv^^ell, {Nehemiah^, yonathaii^, William'^, yohn^, Wil- 
liant^, 3^(?////i), daughter of Nehemiah" [320] and Rachel (Choate) Cogs- 
well, was born Oct. 8, 1790, in Boscawen, N. H. She married, May 3, 
1 8 14, Neheniiah Choate, son of James and Abigail (Perkins) Choate. 
He was born Dec. 10, 1787, in Derry, N. H., where they resided. 


James C, b. July 28, 181 5. He died in early life, Nov. 20, 1840. 

Abigail C, b. Oct. 7, 1817. She died Nov. 19, 1876. 

Mary G., h. Jan. 15, 1823; m. Aug. 16, 1849, Rev. Charles D. Pigeon. 

James Cogswell D. Pigeon, son of Rev. Charles D. and Mary G. (Choate) Pigeon, 
graduated from Princeton College, N. J. He was, in 1882, a member of the Harvard Medi- 
cal School, Cambridge, Mass. 




Marv^ Cogswell, ( William'', Jonathan'^, William\ John\ William'', 
yohn^), daughter of William'' [ 321 1 and Jemima (Haskell) Cogswell, 
was born Oct. 27, 1784. She married, July 7, 181 i, Moses Herrick, of 
Gloucester, Mass. They resided in Portland, Me. Mr. Herrick died 
about 1814. Mrs. Herrick died Nov. 5, 1822. 


Mary E., b. Dec. 29, 181 2; m. April 10, 1834, Lorenzo Parker. 
Moses., b. April 14, 1814; m. May 18, 1842, Abigail Giles. 

Moses Herrick was a soldier in tlie War of 1812, and died soon after its close. 
Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Parker lived in East Holliston, Mass. They had no children. 
Mr. and Mrs. Moses Herrick lived in New Salem, Mass. They had two sons : Samuel 
Giles, who married Hattie N. Whiting; and Howard Sylvester, who resided, 1881, in Dakota. 


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William" Cogswell, ( William^', youat/iaifi, William\ Johifi, Wil- 
liam-, yoJm^), son of William^ 13211 and Jemima (Haskell) Cogswell, 
was born Sept. 4, 1786. He married, Sept. 20, 181 2, Rebecca Lovejoy, 
of Rindge, N. H. She was born Nov. 23, 1786. They removed April 
10, 1829, to New Salem, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died July 15, 1856. 


Jonathan Lovejoy, [1258] b. July 18, 1813; m. May 9, 1839, Louisa J. Conant; d. 

Nov. 24, 1850. 
Esther Lavixia, [1259] b. July 2, 1815. Slie died in early life, Oct. 24, 1835. 
Sarah Ann, [1260] b. Aug. 2, 181 7. She died in childhood, May 8, 1819. 
Hannah, [1261] b. Jan. 4, 1S20. She died in early life, Sept. 19, 1840. 
Mary Ann, [1262] b. Oct. 3, 1823; m. Dec, 1849, Albert Whitaker ; d. June 1 1, 1854. 
A SON, [1263] b. Dec. 10, 1828. He died in infancy. 
A DAUGHTER, [1264] b. Jan. I, 1832. She died in infancy. 


IWcmor antra. 

Jonat/ian L. Cogs-;t>eU [ 1258] married Louisa J. Coiiant. She was born Sept. 26, 1S12, in 
New Ipswich, N. H. They had no children. 

Albert ll\ ]Vhitaker, son of Ira and Clara Whitalcer, was born in New Salem, Mass. He 
was a farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Whitaker had no children. 




Jonathan^ Cogswell, { William^, yonathaifi, Williant^, yohtfi, 
William^, yoJui^), son of William*' [321] and Jemima (Haskell) Cogs- 
well, was born May 13, 1792, in Lunenburg, Mass. He married, Oct. 
19, 1 8 16, Lydta Boyntoii. She was born Oct. 22, 1791, in Lunenburg, 
Mass., where they resided until 1833, when they removed to New 
Salem, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died Nov. 8, 1865. 


Lydia Emeline, [1265] b. JVIarcli 18, i8r8; m. Aug. i, 1837, John Forrister. 
James Albert, [1266] b. July 12, 1820; m. Nov. 9, 1842, Mafy J. Shortwell. 
Susan Maria, [1267] b. Feb. 26, 1822; m. Sept. 14, 1842, Joseph E. Porter. 
William Otis, [1268] b. Dec. 17, 1823 ; m. April 26, 1858, '^Lucy A. Sanderson j m. 

Sept. 30, 1863, 'Antia J. Gould Porter j m. Feb. 25, 1868, ^Isabel Lytle. 
David Boyntox, [1269] b. Nov. 28, 1825; m. Sept. 16, 1857, Prudetice M. Moore. 
Charles W., [1270] b. Feb. 17, 1828; m. Sept. 4, 1861, Hannah Etta Hall. 
George H.,{i27i] b. IVlarch 6, 1830: m. 1859, Harriet S. West/all. 
Eliza Jane, [1272] b. Feb. 3, 1832; m. Louis R. Brii^gs j d. June 2, 1873. 
Henry A., [1273] b. Feb. 7, 1834; m. June 19, i860, ^Lura Ann Underivood ; m. 

June 2, 1874, '^Faustina A. Stone. 

in cmor antra. 

William Otis Cogswell married '^Liicy A. Sanderson, adopted daughter of George Bullard, 
Esq. She was born April lo, 1833, and died June 4, 1859, in Framingham, He mar- 
ried "Anna J. Gould Porter, daughter of Noah and Nabby (Cummins) Porter. She was 
born July 14, 1S29, in Wendall, Mass., and died July 26, 1866. He married '^Lsabel Lytic, 
daughter of William and (Espy) Lytle. She was born in Fayette Co., Pa. They resided, 
1S83, in Bushnell, 111. There were no children. 



Hannah" Cogswell, ( William^, JonatJiarv', William'', yohifi, Wil- 
liaur, JoJiH^), daughter of William*^ [321] and Jemima (Haskell) Cogs- 
well, was born April 13, 1795, in Lunenburg, Mass. She married, Aug. 
14, 1834, John Eaton, son of Aaron and Mary (Wheeler) Eaton. He 
was born July 9, 1794, in Fitchburg, Mass. They resided in New 
Salem, Mass. Mrs. Eaton died Sept. 24, 1874. Mr. Eaton died March 
10, 1879. 


Ha7inah Adeline, b. June 21, 1835; m. 1866, /. W. Pierce. 
Lorenzo Parker, b. July 6, 1836; m. 1871, S. Louisa Hall. 
Mary A., b. Oct. 29, 1837. Slie died in cliildhood, June 12, 1842. 
Harriet Ann, b. March 22, 1840. Slie died in clii[dl-iood, Jan. 14, 1842. 



Seth'^ Cogswell, ( William^, yonathan^, William'^, John^, William'^, 
yo/in^), son of William'^ [321] and Jemima (Haskell) Cogswell, was born 
Feb. 21, 1798, in Lunenburg, Mass. He married, Oct. 10, 1832, Eli::a 
Dalryinple, daughter of James and Azubah (Parmenter) Dalrymple. 
She was born Oct. 31, 1S06, in Framingham, Mass. They resided in 
Leominster, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died March 27, 1877. 


Francis R., [1274] b. Dec. i, 1833; m. Sept. 12, 1876, E7nma Mithoff. 
James D., [1275] b. Oct. 26, 1835; m. Nov., 1881, Francelia M. Lombard. 
Ann p., [1276] b. Dec. 16, 1838. She died in childhood, March 12, 1841. 
Angeline E., [1277] b. Feb. i, 1842. 

George W., [1278] b. March 29, 1844; m. Jan. 4, 1871, Elisabeth G. Henshaw. 
Martha C, [1279] b. March 2, 1848. 


Seth Cogswell learned the shoemaker's trade. When about twenty-one 
years old he became deeply interested in religion, and united with the IVIetho- 
(list l<:piscopal Church, of Lunenburg. Mass. Mr. Cogswell became a lay 


preacher, and while carrying on his farm during the week, often preached on 
the Sabbath. It is said of him : "He possessed in a large degree the pecul- 
iarities of the Cogswell race. He had ideas and opinions of his own, to 
which he tenaciously held, and was never afraid to express them." Mr. Cogs- 
well had a great interest in all religious topics, and was an earnest advocate 
of Gospel truths. At the close of life he could adopt these words: "/ have 
fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Nenceforth 
there is laid up for me a crowJi of righteousness zvhich the Lord, the righteous 
Judge, shall give me in that day, and not to me only, but unto all them also that 
love his appearing. '^ 



Jonathan'? Cogswell, {yosep}f\ yonatJian^, William'^, yohn"^, Wil- 
lianf', yohn^), son of Joseph"^ [ 324 ] and Abigail (Cleaveland) Cogswell, 
was born Jan. 2, 1789, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He mar- 
ried, Feb. 3, 1820, ^Mary Dickey, daughter of Matthew and Mary Dickey. 
She was born May 4, 1797, in Deering, N. H. They lived in Henniker 
until 1836, when they removed to Dorchester, N. H. Mrs. Cogswell 
died Oct. 9, 1845. Mr. Cogswell married, Nov. 28, 1850, -Louisa S. 
Fifield. She was born in Deerfield, N. H. Mr. Cogswell died Nov. 17, 


Eliza, [1280] b. Nov. 9, 1820. 

Mary Dickey, [1281] b. Nov. 20, 1821 ; m. Sept. 17, 1843, Major Asahcl B. Folsom. 

Abigail Cleaveland, [1282] b. Jan. 13, 1823; d. March 9, 1832. 

James Richard, [1283] b. June 18, 1824; m. June 29, 1847, Esther S. French. 

Elizabeth F., [1284] b. May 15, 1826; m. Nov. 20, iSs2,fohn E. Eastman; d. Sept. 

13, 1855. 
Helen M. W., [1285] b. Dec. 5, 1827. She died in childhood, Nov. 3, 1831. 
Louisa Antoinette, [1286] b. Aug. 7, 1829; m. Dec. 22, iSss,Jolin E. Eastman. 
Rachel E., [1287] b. Aug. 18, 1831 ; m. March 17, 1858, Benjamin Cook j d. Oct. 29, 

Joseph M., [1288] b. Nov. 8, 1833. He died in infancy, Dec. 12, 1833. 
Joseph H. L., [1289] b. Jan. 23, 1835 ; m. Oct. 18, 1861, Emtna Frances Robbins j d. 

Jan. 4, 1862. 
Edward P., [1290] b. Oct. 9, 1836; m. Nov. 9, 1861, Abiah Kenniston. 
Jonathan C, [1291] b. July 18, 1838; d. Dec. 31, 1862. 

LiELLA S., [1292] b. June 23, 1853. She died in early life, March 11, 1875. 


iHemor antra. 

Joseph If. L. Cogs-we// [ 1289] was a Union soldier in the Seventh Regiment New Hamp- 
shire Volunteers. He died in Manchester, N. H. Mr. Cogswell's wife was from Dorchester, 
N. H. She married -Mr. Shackford, who died soon .after marriage. Mrs. Shackford, in 
1883, resided in Concord, N. H. 

Jonathan C. Cogszoell [i^Qil enlisted in Aurora, III., into the Illinois Regiment known as 
the " Railroad Regiment." He went into camp Sept.. 1862, in Chicago, 111., and died in the 
hospital, Dec. 31, 1862, in Nashville, Tenn. 




David" Cogswell, {yoscp/if\ yonathaii\ Wiiliam'', John^, Wil- 
liam-, John^), son of Joseph*' [324] and Abigail (Cleav^eland) Cogs- 
well, was born April 25, 1790, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He 
married, Jan. 3, 181 3, Hannah Haskell, daughter of Stephen and Anna 
Haskell. She was born Jan. 18, 1792, in West Gloucester, Mass. 
They resided in Essex, Mass., but removed, Feb. 9, 181 5, to Henniker, 
N. H. Lieu:. Cogswell died June 30, 1868. Mrs. Cogswell died Jan. 
13, 1872. 


JOHX Cleaveland, [1293] b. Dec. 20, 1813. He died in early life, Dec. 6, 1838. 
Abk;ail Ann, [1294] b. jVIay 23, 181 5; m. May 16, 1839, Benjamin C. Andrews; d. 

May 1 5, I S60. 
Marv Haskell, [1295] b. July 13, 181 7; m. Feb. 7, iS^S, Charles C/ioate ; d. July 3,1878, 
David Wakren, [1296] b. March 21, 1819. He died in childhood, Dec. 29, 1821. 
Amanda Cleora, [1297] b. Dec. tS, 1820. She died in girlhood, Jan. 31, 1834. 
David Warren, [1298] b. Jan. i, 1824; m. Feb. 20, 1851, ^Mary S. Johnson; m. 

Dec. 10, 1859, '^EHza L. Sawyer. 
Leander Winslow, [1299] b. Nov. 18, 1S25: m. May 17, 1855, Afary S. Pillsbnry. 
Parsons Brainard, [1300] b. Jan. 22, 1828. 

Richard Henry Lee, [1301] b. Dec. 8, 1830; m. Dec. 24, 1857, Fanny C. Pratt. 
Kmeline Adelia, [1302] b. Oct. 31, 1832; m. Dec. 24, 1853, A'athan S. Johnson. 
William Eli;rid(;e, [1303] b. Feb. 27, 1835; m. Dec. 4, 1862, Susan M. Foster; d. 

Sept. 27, 1875. 
FiTZ Edward, [1304] b. April 13, 1839; '"• ^^^- -8, 1868, Lizzie Goss. 


David Cogswell was by trade a blacksmith. In the War of 1812 he was First Lieu- 
tenant of the Gloucester Artillery. Lieut. Cogswell was a member of " Henniker Rifle Com- 
pany," organized in 1818, the first in the State. lie bought, in 1830, the first cooking stove 


ever used in Henniker. He also purchased, in iSi6, a lialf of tlie first barrel of manufactured 
flour ever sold in that town. 

Mrs. Hannah Cogswell \\':\.%io\ fifty-six years a member of the church. She was a devoted 
Christian, and with a heart full of love to the Master, she early became interested in the 
elevation of the poor and oppressed. The sick, the forgotten and down-trodden ever had in 
Mrs. Cogswell a warm-hearted friend and helper. 




Joseph^ Cogswell, {Joseph^\ youathan^, William^, yohu^, Wil- 
liavfl, yo/m^), son of Joseph^ [324] and Abigail (Cleaveland) Cogs- 
well, was born Nov. 13, 1791, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He 
married, Jan. i, 181 8, Mehitablc Hozve, daughter of Joseph and Mehit- 
able (Stickney) Howe. She was born Oct. 6, 1795, in Ipswich, Mass, 
They resided in Derry, N. H., where Mr. Cogswell died, July 28, 1^55. 
Mrs. Cogswell died March i, 1883, at the residence of her daughter, 
Mrs. Emeline M. Turner, in Nashua, N. H. 


John Cleaveland, [1305] b. Feb. 2, 1819; m. Oct. i, 1849, Mnry Brown. 
George Henry, [1306] b. Sept. 28, 1821 ; m. March 16, 1845, Sarah J. Wells. 
Joseph, [1307] b. Feb. 10, 1825. He died in infancy, Feb. 20, 1825. 
Mary Abigail, [1308] b. May 13, 1828 ; m. June 23, 1853, Samuel K. Welhna?i, Esq. 
Emeline M., [1309] b. Aug. 7, 1S33: m. March 7, 1872, George Turner. 



John Cleaveland^ Cogswell, {Joseph^, yonathair', William'^, 
yolin^, William-, yohn^), son of Joseph*^ [ 324 ] and Abigail (Cleave- 
land) Cogswell, was born Nov. 28, 1793, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, 
Mass. He married, Nov. 13, 1821, ^Elizabeth Wilson Kimball, daugh- 
ter of Stephen and Abigail (Burroughs) Kimball. She was born Nov. 
30, 1799, in Hanover, N. H. They resided in Boscawen, N. H. Mrs. 
Cogswell died Aug. 25, 1832, Mr. Cogswell married, Oct. 2, 1833, 
-Polly C. Adams, of Castine, Me. She died June 3, 1836. Mr. Cogs- 



well married, Oct. 3, 1837, "^Cynthia Knox, daughter of Daniel Knox, 
Esq. She was born in Pembroke, N. H. Mr. Cogswell died Jan. 14, 
1841. Mrs. Cogswell married his brother, Edward P. Cogswell [6911. 
She died June 9, 1848. 


Ai'.ifiAiL C. [1310] b. Aug. 20, 1822; m. Jan. 7, 1840, ^Enoch Gerrish j m. April 21, 

1864, '^John O. Wishard; d. May 19, 1878. 
Charles E., [1311] b. Jan. 29, 1824: m. Jan. 29, 1850, ^Clarissa Campbell; m. Dec. 

15, 1863. '^Lydia K. Ktiowles; m. Oct. 10, x^"]^,"^ Harriet A. Smith. 
Hakkietta p., [i3i2]b. April 15, 1827: m. Jan. i, 1850,/fljr. C. Taylor j d. Nov. 15, 1853. 
Caroline P., [1313] b. Aug. 26, 1830; m. July 3, \S^i,Johii Dickey. 
Eliza M.. [1314]. 


John Cleaveland, [1315] b. March 24, 1839: m.Jatie A. Kenniston. 


Abigail Burroughs, Mrs. Cogswell's mother, was a daughter of Rev. Eden Burroughs, 
D. L)., of Hanover, N. H. 

Stephen Burroughs, who made himself famous in ways tliat were queer, was Mrs. Cogs- 
well's uncle. 




Abigail" Cogswell, {yosep/fi, yonalhan^, William^, yohfv', Wil- 
liam^, yohn^), daughter of Joseph*^ [ 324 1 and Abigail (Cleaveland) 
Cogswell, was born Oct. 25, 1795, in Derry, N. H. She married, June 
5, 1 8 17, yames Choate. He was born in Derry, N. H., where they 
resided. Mrs. Choate died Aug. 9, 1855. 

THEIR children WERE: 

Harriet., b. March 18, 18 18; m. March 2, 1842, Frederic M. Coffin. 

Charles.^ b. May 9, 1820; m. Feb. 7, 1848, Mary H. Cogswell \\iq'-f\. 

Caroline, b. April 8, 1823; m. Nov. 11, iS^z, Jonathan McAllister. 

Maria A.,'b. Jan. 26, 1825; m. Thaddcus B. Wheeler. 

Francis, b. July, 1827 ; m. March 10, 1869. 

Mary Jane, b. Aug. 23, 1829; m. May 31, 1855, Benjamin Mc Murphy. 

George Isaac, b. July 20, 1833. 

James Warren, b. July 29, 183S. He died in childliood, April 3, 1842. 


Ittemor antra. 

Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Coffin had three children : Warren, Hattie, and Henrv. Mr. Cottin 
was born in Boscavven, N. H. 

Mr. and Mrs. McAliister resided in Londonderry, N. li. Their son, George I. McAllis- 
ter, graduated in 1877 from Dartmouth College, and was a lawyer in Manchester, N. H. 

Mr. and Mrs. McMnrphy resided in Salem, Mass. Thev had three children : Lizzie, 
Willie, and Henrv. 




Elizabeth''' Cogswell, {Joseph^, Jonathair', William'^, yokn^, 

William^, JoJiti^), daughter of Joseph^ [ 324 ] and Abigail (Cleaveland) 

Cogswell, was born Dec. 16, 1798, in Derry, N. H. She married, Sept. 

7, 1836, Enoc/i Kilbnrn. He was born, 1786, in Boscawen, N. H., where 

they resided. Mrs. Kilburn died Feb. 2, 1877. 


Henry JV., b. Sept. 26, 1837; m. May 14, 1862, Sophronia Hersey. 

Josep/i C, b. July 4, 1839; m. July 13, 1865, ^Mary E. Hawkins; m. March, 1879, 

"^Lizzie Bar ties, 
Susan E., b. Feb. 16, 1842. John Cleaveland., b. March 26, 1843. 




Thomas''' Cogswell, {Josepli^, JonatJiair', William'^, yoJufi, Wil- 
liam^-, yohn^), son of Joseph*^ [324] and Abigail (Cleaveland) Cogswell, 
was born Sept. 23, 1800, in Derry, N. H. He married. May 10, 1827, 
^ HannaJi L his;alls. She was born in Marblehead, Mass. They resided 
in Henniker, N. H. Mrs. Cogswell died Sept. 28, 1833. Mr. Cogs- 
well married, April 24, 1834, "Louisa Dickey, of Deering, N. H. They 
removed in 1835 to Dorchester, N. H. Mrs Cogswell died in 1876. 
Mr. Cogswell died June 27, 1878. 


Hannah M., [1316] b. Aug. 21, 1835; d. March 24, 1861. 
Thomas S., [1317] b. Aug. 13, 1837; d. Dec. 24, 1856. 


[ 689 ] 


Ebenezer''' Cogswell, {yosepJi^, yonatJiair', William'^, JoJin^, Wil- 
liavi^, yolni^), son of Joseph*^ [ 324 ] and Abigail (Cleaveland) Cogs- 
well, was born Feb. 23, 1804, in Deny, N. H. He married, Nov. 23, 
1830, Mary GoodricJi. She was born in Chester, N. H. They resided 
in Derry, N. H. Mr. Cogswell died June 24, 1873. 


William, [1318] b. Oct. 16, 1831. He died in childhood, May 13, 1833. 
Myron Winslow, [1319] b. Dec. 21, 1835. He died in early life, April 28, 1859. 
William Brainard, [1320] b. Jan. [6, 1838: m. May 26, 1878, Enmia Inez Clough. 


1 690] 

William^ Cogswell, {yosepli^\ yonatha?r\ William^, yoJin^, Wil- 
liam~, JoJiii"), son of Joseph^ [ 324 ] and Abigail (Cleaveland) Cogswell, 
was born Oct. 3, 1806, in Derry, N. H. He married, Aug. 12, 1846, 
^ Sarah E. Roivc. She was born in East Kingston, N. H. They resided 
in Derry, N. H. Mrs. Cogswell died, July 19, 1849. Mr. Cogswell 
married, Oct. 25, 1856, "^Margaret Ann Moore. They lived in Man- 
chester, N. H. 


Lizzie, [1321] b. Oct. 2, 1858. 




Edward P.'^ Cogswell, {Joseph^, yonat]ian'\ William'^, yohn^, Wil- 
liam-, yohn^), son of Joseph*' [ 324 ] and Abigail (Cleaveland) Cogs- 
well, was born Oct. 17, 1807, in Derry, N. H. He married, Dec. 24, 



1842, ^Mrs. Cyjithia {Knox) Cogszvell, the widow of his brother, John 
(Cleaveland) Cogswell [ 682 ], and daughter of Daniel Knox, Esq., of 
Pembroke, N. H. She was born July 12, 1807. Mrs. Cogswell died 
June 9. 1848. Mr. Cogswell married, March 16, 1852, '^Mrs. Abigail 
F. {Dyer) Rmncry, daughter of Rev. Samuel Dyer. She was born in 
Deerfield, N. H. 


Algernon P. K., [1322] b. Dec. 12, 1843. He died in infancy, May i, 1845. 


I 693 

Mary''' Cogswell, {Bcnjamiifi, yonathaiv', William'', yohn^, Wil- 
liam^, yo/in^), daughter of Benjamin'^ [329 1 and Abigail (Choate) 
Cogswell, was born July 8, 1791, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. 
She married, Dec. 17, 18 18, Capt. Winthrop Ltnv, a descendant of Capt. 
John Low, who commanded the ship Ambrose, which sailed in the fleet 
of twelve ships from England, April, 1630, for Salem, Mass. Capt. 
Low died Aug. 31, 1866. For sketch of his life, viei. History of 
Essex, pp. 352-355- 


A sou. A datightcr. 



Jonathan' Cogswell, {Benjamin'^, yonathaif', William'', yo/in^, 
William-, yohn^), son of Benjamin*^ [329] and Abigail (Choate) Cogs- 
well, was born April 2, 1798, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He 
married, Jan. 17, 1820, Susan Choate, daughter of Solomon and Lucy 
Choate. She was born May i, 1798, in Chebacco Parish, Mass. They 
removed to Henniker, N. H., in 1820. Capt. and Mrs. Cogswell were 
living in 1884, enjoying a happy old age. 



Washington Choate, [1323] b. Feb. 21, 1822; m. Feb. i, 1S55, ^Mary H. Clement; 

m. March 22, i860, '^Maria Colby. 
Handel C, [1324] b. April i, 1824. He died in boyhood, Jan. 26, 1833. 
Sarah Maria, [1325] b. Marcli 9, 1826; m. May 10, 1869, Josiah Morse. 
Henry Martin, [1326] b. Oct. 21, 182S. He died in childhood, Oct. 2, 1832. 
Susan Choate, [1327] b Oct. 26, 1835; m. Sept. 29, 1859, George Moultoti. 
Lucy Mary, [1328] b. Aug. 3, 1838; m. Nov. 17, 1870, Gmun IVilkins ; d. Oct. 2, 1879. 


Josiah Morse, son of Josiah and Betsey Morse, was a merchant in Manchester, N. H. He 
was Master of Aurora Lodge of Freemasons, and Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of 
Freemasons, of New Hampshire. 

Gawn IVilkins was a wheelwright, merchant, and for ten years Postmaster of Ilenniker, 
N. H. He died Feb. i, 1883. No children. 




Humphrey C "• Cogswell, {Benjamiif, yonatJiaiv', William'', yohtfi, 
William'^, John^), son of Benjamin*'' [329 1 and Abigail (Choate) Cogs- 
well, was born Sept. 8, 1800, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He 
married, July 19, 1825, ''Sarah H. Buriihavi. They resided in Hamp- 
stead, N. H. Mr. Cogswell married '^Mrs. Maria {MacGregor) Cogswell, 
daughter of Robert MacGregor, Esq., and widow of John Cogswell 
[ 666 ]. They resided in Derry, N. H., where they both died. Mrs, 
Cogswell died March 25, 1883. 

the children of the first marriage were : 

Sarah H. B., [1329] b. May 11, 1826; m. April 9, i^GG,JohnD. Levering, M. D. 
Henry Clay, [1330] b. Dec. 4, 1828; m. April 17, 1853, Miriam Burnham. 
George William, [1331], b. June 13, 1831. 


John D. Lovering, son of Gilman and .Sally (Stevens) Lovering, was born March 8, 1827, 
in Raymond, N. H. He graduated in 1853 from Dartmouth College, N. H. He became a 
physician, and practised his profession in Ksse.x, Mass. In 18S0 he removed to Manchester, 


[ 700 ] 


David Low' Cogswell, {Nathaniel^, Jonathan^, William^, yohii^, 
William-, yo/m^), son of Dea. Nathaniel" [330] and Eunice (Low) 
Cogswell, was born Oct. 21, 1797, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. 
He married, Nov. 16, 1837, Sarah Lcnu, daughter of Eleazer and Sarah 
P. Low. She was born April i, 1790, in Derry, N. H. They resided 
in Henniker, N. H. Mrs. Cogswell died Nov 23, 1865. Mr. Cogs 
well died Jan. 12, 1866. They had no children. 




George Washington' Cogswell, {Nathaniel'', yonathan'\ Wil- 
liam'^, yohiv\ William'^, yohn^), son of Dea. Nathaniel" [330] and 
Eunice (Low) Cogswell, was born Jan. 22, 1800, in Chebacco Parish, 
Ipswich, Mass. He married, ^Mary Low, daughter of Eleazer and 
Sarah P. Low. She was born Sept. 17, 1798, in Derry, N. H. They 
resided in Henniker, N. H. Mrs. Cogswell died Nov. 28, 1869. Mr. 
Cogswell married, Oct. 26, 1870, '^Mary L. Wadsivorth. 


Mary Elizabeth, [1332] b. Feb. 3, 1830: m. Feb. 23, 1853, Daniel F. Wyman; d. 

Sept. I, 1879. 
Sarah Perkins, [1333] b. Oct. 26, 1833; m. Obcd H. Dow. 
Ellen Maria, [1334] \ rm. Jan. i, \'i(n ^ Franklin Coss ; d. 

- b. April 28, 1837; } Aug. 3, 1863. 
George Champion, [1335] ) (He died in infancy, Aug. 21 , 1838. 


Daniel F. I'Vywti/ifHon of Daniel and Abigail (Hairinian) Wynian, was born Xov. 29, 1826, 
in Henniker, N. H., where he lived and carried on the mercantile business. He was for 
some years Collector and .Sii|)ervisor of the town. There were no children. 

Odeti H. Dcno, son of John G. and Mehitable Dow, was born Nov. 24, 1S32, in Hincsburg. 
V't. He was a cordwainer. Mr. and Mrs. Dow resided in Northwood, N. H. 





Daniel' Cogswell, {Nathaniel^', youat/ia^i-', William'^, yohn^, 
William^, yo/in^), son of Dea. Nathaniel*^ [330] and Eunice (Low) 
Cogswell, was born July 14, 1802, in Henniker, N. H He married, 
Feb. 21, 1832, ^Abigail P. Marshall. She was born iSii, in Essex, 
Mass. They resided in Henniker, N. H. Mrs. Cogswell died Nov. 5, 
1855. Mr. Cogswell married, Sept. 3, \S^6, '•^Rebecca Brackett, daughter 
of William and Sally (Ward) Brackett. She was born t82/), in Hills- 
borough, N. H. They resided in Henniker, N. H. Mr. Cogswell died 
June 3, 1877. Mrs. Cogswell died July 2, 1877. 


Austin Irving, [1336] b. May 23, 1833; m. Maria Connor. 

Eunice Low, [1337] b. Oct. 21, 1836. She died in early life, Sept. 26, 1855. 


[ 704 ] 

Aaron'' Cogswell, {Aaron^, Jotiathair\ William'^, John^, Wil- 
lianr-, yohii"), son of Aaron"^ [332] and Lucy (Kinsman) Cogswell, 
was born Feb. 21, 1807, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He mar- 
ried, Feb. 2[, 1836, Mrs. Hannah {Stacy) Burnham, daughter of Benja- 
min and Charity (Prichard) Stacy. She was born Oct. 29, 1799, in 
Marblehead, Mass. They resided in Ipswich, Mass. Dea. Aaron 
Cogswell died March 10, 1880. Mrs. Cogswell resided in 1884 with 
her son in Ipswich, Mass. 

their only child was : 
John Howe, [1338] b. June 24, 1837 ; m. Jan. 29, 1862, Frances Abby Dodge. 


Aaron Cogswell was educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. He 
commenced teaching on Hog Island, in Essex, at the age of sixteen. In 1827 
he was appointed the Master of the Ipswich High Street School. IVIr. Cogs- 


well for a period of thirty years taught in the various schools of Ipswich. He 
retired in 1857, and devoted himself to farming and public business. He was 
much employed in practical surveying, in examining titles and settling estates, 
his knowledge, fidelity, and judgment being much respected. He served on 
the School Committee of the town for some twenty years, and was frequently 
chosen to fill the offices of Selectman, Assessor, and Overseer. He was for 
some years Chairman of the Feoffees of the Grammar School, a Trustee of 
the Burley Education Fund, and of the Brown School Fund. In 1877 he was 
elected by the Fifteenth Essex Representative District a member of the State 
Legislature, in which body his abilities were recognized by his being placed on 
the Committee of County Estimates. Mr. Cogswell early connected himself 
with the church of the First Parish, and was a strong and consistent member, 
adopting the Golden Rule in his daily life. In 1S66 he was chosen a Deacon, 
which office he filled to the end of his life. 

Mr. Cogswell was thrown into close contact with a great many people. 
Thirty years of service as a teacher in the different schools of the town brought 
a large number of persons under his influence. He was progressive, kept pace 
with the times, recognized the march of events, and was imbued with the spirit 
of the age. He did not cling to old-time theories, but admitted the changes 
going on, and was quick to see the wants of the community. The following 
is an extract from a published notice of his death : " The memory of ' Master 
Cogswell ' will be fragrant in the minds and affections of his townsmen for 
many years to come. His influence for the good and lasting welfare of the 
community will survive long after the last of his generation shall have passed 




Albert' Cogswell, {Aaroii^, yonatharv', Williaui^, Jolui^, Wil- 
liam^, JoJlu^), son of Aaron*^ [332] and Lucy (Kinsman) Cogswell, was 
born Oct. 9, 18 10, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married, 
Dec. 26, 1849, Elizabeth Edzvards, daughter of Benjamin and Susan 
(Roberts) Edwards. She was born June 11, 1820, in Wenham, Mass, 
They resided in Essex, Mass , and occupied with his brother, Jonathan 
Cogswell [TOT], The Old Cogswell House, and tilled the fertile acres 
of his Great Ancestor, JOHN COGSWELL, from Westbury, Eng. 


Albert E., [1339] b. Sept. 23, 1852. Aaron, [1340] b. July 20, 1859. 





LucY^ C0GSWEI.L, (Aarofi^, yoiiathaiv', William'^, yohifl, Willianf, 
jfo/in^), daughter of Aaron^ [332] and Lucy (Kinsman) Cogswell, was 
born July 17, 1813, in Essex, Mass. She married, July i, 1849, Aaron 
L. Jhirii/iam, son of Ebenezer and Abigail Burnham. He was born 
Feb. 16, 1807. They resided in Essex, Mass. Mrs. Burnham died 
Sept. 10, 1880. 


Lucy Kinsman^ b. April 26, 1850. Slie died in childhood, June 7, 1854. 

Hannah Elizabeth^ b. July 17, 1851. She died in infancy, Sept. 30, 1851. 

Elizabeth Edwards, b. Feb. 3, 1853. She died in infancy, Sept. 12, 1853. 

Aaron Low, b. July i, 1854. He died in infancy, Aug. 17, 1854. 

Lucy Abbie, b. Oct. 14, 1856. 

Aaron Cogswell, b. Dec. 15, 1858. He died in infancy, March 16, 1859. 


Aaron L. Buniliain married, Sept. 29, 1829, ^Louisa A'. Bui-nham, who died Oct. 12, 1S47. 
They had two children : Louisa Kimball, 1). June 22, 1831 ; she died in early life, Dec. 2, 1852. 
Caroline Electa, b. March iS, 1833; she died in infancy, Aug. 27, 1833. 


[ 708 ] 


Daniel' Cogswell, (W^?7//rt;«^ yacolr\ William^, yohifi, William^, 
yoh>i'^), son of William'' [334] and Mary (Smith) Cogswell, was born 
Aug. 31, 1792, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married, Feb. 
14, 1822, ^Sora/i Cogszvcll [Q9^], daughter of Benjamin [ 329 J and Abi- 
gail (Choate) Cogswell She was born Sept. 22, 1793, in Chebacco 
Parish, Ipswich, Mass. They resided in Ipswich, Mass. Mrs. Cogs- 
well died May 8, 1825. Mr Cogswell married, Nov., 1828, -Eiuiice 
Smit/i, daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Choate) Smith. She was 
born Aug. 10, 1803, in Ipswich, Mass. Mrs. Cogswell died Sept. 7, 
1829. Mr. Cogswell married. May 21, 1833, '■'•Mercy Davis Randall, 
daughter of Caleb and Lucy (Caldwell) Randall. She died Aug. 14, 
1849. Mr. Cogswell died March 21, 1863. 




A CHILD, [1341] who died in infancy. 


Eunice Smith, [1342] b. 1829. She died in early Hfe, Nov. 4, 1845. 


Mary, [1343] b. 1834. She died in childhood, May 2, 1842. 

William, [1344] b. Airg. 22, 1836; m. March 30, 1859, Ma;j Ellen Baker ; d. Oct. 

8, 1873. 
Daniel Albert, [1345] b. July ri, 1838; m. Sept. 21, 1858, Olive A. Hallj d. Feb. 

24, 1862. 
George, [1346] b. 1840. He died in infancy, March 22, 1841. 
Lucy, [1347] b. Jan. 3, 1842; m. June 15, 1864, George B. Roberts. 
Alice, [1348] b. Jan. 5, 1845; m. Nov. 21, 1866, Judson M. Beiiiis. 
Charles Howard, [1349] b. 1847. He died in infancy, Sept. 19, 1848. 



Thomas^ Cogswell, {Samuel''', Samuel''', William'^, yohn'^, Wil- 
liam^, yolm^), son of Samuel^ [ 338 ] and Mary (Eaton) Cogswell, was 
born Aug. 16, 1801, in Andover, Mass. He married, May 9, 1824, 
Elizabeth Szvaliow. They resided in Nashua, N. H. 

their only CHILD WAS : 

A CHILD, [1350]. 




Mary^ Cogswell, {Samuel^, Samuel''', William'^, Johtfi, William''-, 
yokn^), daughter of Samuel*^ [ 338 ] and Mary (Eaton) Cogswell, was 
born Dec. 14, 1807, in Andover, Mass. She married, June 17, 1836, 
Frederick Mason, son of Robert and Phebe (Mclntyre) Mason. He was 
born Nov. 28, 1806, in Andover, Mass., where they resided. Mr. Mason 


died Nov. 8, 1874. Mrs. Mason resided in 1884 with her sister, Miss 
Lucy Cogswell [120]; at the old homestead in Andover, Mass. 


Sarah C, b. 1S38; 111. 1861, Hetiry E. Gould. 

George F.., b. 1839; "^v '866, ^Ma/y L. Farnhain j m. 1870, "Sarah A. Eaton. 



Charles'^ Cogswell, (;/rt;«(?j-'^, Samuel'^, William'', yohii^, William', 
yolin^), son of James^ [341] and Sally (Haradon) Cogswell, was born 
June 27, 1807, in Boston, Mass. He married, Aug. 21, 1845, Martha 
Maun Yeomans, daughter of Amos and Olive (Phelps) Yeoman s. She 
was born Oct. 27, 18 17, in Columbia, Conn. They resided in Pleasant 
Valley, North Providence, R. L Mr. Cogswell died Dec. 31, 1863. Mrs. 
Cogswell died Oct. 21, 1866. 


Sarah Oli\e. [1351] b. Aug. i, 1846; m. Aug. 20, 1867, David Mitchell., Esq. 
James Denisox, [1352] b. Oct. 18, 1848; m. Nov. 15, 1866, Eliza Folger Swain. 
Arthur Yeomaxs, [1353] b. Aug. 23, 1854. 


Charles Co(;.swell had a large wholesale bakery establishment. lie was a man of 
business capacity, "noted for his integrity, and much respected in the community where he 
lived." He and his wife were members of the First Baptist Church in Providence, R. I. 

Arthur Yeomans Cogswell, the youngest son, spent five years in Texas. He returned in 
1883, and resided at No. So Academy Avenue, Providence, R. I. 


[ 724 ] 


George' Cogswell, {Thomas^, yohti'', yolin^, yoliH\ William^, 
yoliii^), son of Thomas" [ 343 I and Lydia (Harriman) Cogswell, was 
born April 15, 1791, in Haverhill, Mass. He married Alary Sanborn. 
She was born in 1787. They resided in Ha\'crhill and l-5radford, Mass. 
Mrs. Cogswell died April 17, 1864. 




Edward, [1354] b. Feb. 8, 1818; m. Aug. i, 1841, Sarah A. Goodrich. 

George, [1355] b. May 14, 1820; m. March 24, 1851, Lydia Stevens ; d. April 10, 1882. 

Walter, [1356]. He died in early life. 

Warren, [1357]. 

Mary, [1357^?] b 1826. She died in childhood, Dec, 1837. 

Margaret, [1358] b. July 8, 1829: m. Oct. 30, 1848, Samuel JV. French, 


[ 726 J 


Sarah Bartlett^ Cogswell, {Thomas^, yohn^, yohn"^, yoJiifi, Wil- 
limrP-, yoJiu^), daughter of Thomas^ [343] and Lydia (Harriman) Cogs- 
well, was born April 10, 1796, in Haverhill, Mass. She married 
Samuel Foote. He was born Oct. 22, 1783. They resided in Mount 
Vernon, Me. Mrs. Foote died Nov. 19, 1835. He died May 19. i860. 


Sarah Eliza,, b. Oct. 21, 1830; m, Coffin. 


[ 727 j 


Lydia''' Cogswell, {Thomas^, Johu^, yohu^, John^, William^, 
yoJm^), daughter of Thomas'^ [343] and Lydia (Harriman) Cogswell, 
was born Aug. 15, 1797, in Haverhill, Mass. She married, Nov. 19, 
1826, yaines Russell, son of John and Betsey (Hadley) Russell. He 
was born Dec. 16, 1799, in Dan vers, Mass. They lived in Haverhill, 
Mass. Mrs. Russell died Oct. 27, i86[. Mr. Russell died Nov. 9, 


Mary Elizabeth, b. 1827. She died in infancy, Oct. 11, 1828. 
James Walter., b. Sept. 4, 1828; m. Nov. 7, 1854, Caroline A. George. 
Albert, b. Jan. 13, 1832. He died in childhood, May 4, 1834. 
Elbridge., b. March 17, 1835. He died in childhood, Jan. 25, 1840. 
Franklin., b. Jan. 28, 1840; m. April 26, 1866, Laiirana Marshall. 

pi cm or antra. 

James Kitssi'll, in 1859, represented Ilaverhill in the Massachusetts Legislature. 

Air. and Mrs. James W. Rtissell resided in Chatfield, Minn. They had three children : 
Cora A., b. July 21, 1858; Otis Howard, b. March 25, 1862; and George Walter, b. Sept. 30, 
1863, who died June 3, 1S83, in St. Paul, Minn. George W. Russell was a young man of 
scholarly attainments, fine business abilities, and great promise. 


[ 728 ] 


Betsey'^ Cogswell, {Thomas^, yoJiifi, John'', yohn^, William'^, 
yo/i7i^), daughter of Thomas'' [343] and Lydia (Harriman) Cogswell, 
was born March 3, 1799, in Haverhill, Mass. She married Saimiel 
Philbrick. He was born Dec. 20, 1799. They resided in Mount 
Vernon, Me. Mrs. Philbrick died Nov. 11, 1879. 


Silvanus B., b. Nov. 20, 1825 ; m. Nov. 17, 1851, Martha K. Greefi. 

Mary E. C, b. April 13, 1828 ; m. /saac Reynolds. 

Betsey A'., b. Aug. 8, 1830. 

Elhridge K., b. Sept. 20, 1833 ; m. Betsey Smith. 

Frances E., b. April 6, 1835 ; m. Charles Haywood. 

Abigail A. ^ b. Aug. 16, 1840. 

Harriet C, b. Jan. 28, 1843. 


[ 129 J 


William" Cogswell, {Thomas'^, yohiv", yolui'^, yohifl, William^, 
yoJin}), son of Thomas*' [343] and Lydia (Harriman) Cogswell, was 
born Oct. 4, 1801, in Haverhill, Mass. He married, Jan 15, 1828, 
^ SopJironia Lyford, daughter of Dea. Dudley and Betsey Lyford. She 
was born March 16, 1806, in Mount Vernon, Me., where they resided. 
Mrs. Cogswell died July 16, 1833. Mr. Cogswell married, Oct. 9, 1833, 
^Abigail CImrcJi, daughter of Benjamin Church, of Mount Vernon, Me. 
Mr. Cogswell died March 1, 18S1, in Canaan, Me. 


Emily Augusta, [1359] b. April 16, 1830; m. April 12, 1864, Jotias W. Clark. 
Soi'HKo.NiA Lucketia, [1360] b. Jan. 22, 1833; m. 1851, Barnes. 



William Greenleaf, [1361] b. Nov. 3, 1834. He died in childhood, Sept. 22, 1836. 
Mary Helen, [1362] b. July, 1837; m. William Lowell ; d. April, 1881. 
Harriet R., [1363] b. July, 1841 : m. Jan. 10, 1872, David Mcintosh. 
Abby R., [1364] b. July, 1844. She died in early life, 1870. 


I\Tr. and Mrs. Clark resided 782 Congress Street, Portland, Me. Thev had no children. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bariu's resided in Pittsfield, Me. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lowell resided in Augusta, Me. They had a .son, Frank. 

Mr and Mrs. Mcintosh resided 60 Sheridan Avenue, Boston Highlands, Mass. 


[730 J 



Priscilla^ Cogswell, {lliomas^, Johifi, yohn*, yoJufi, William 
yolm^), daughter of Thomas'" [3431 and Lydia (Harriman) Cogswell, 
was born July 5, 1803, in Haverhill, Mass. She married, May 15, 
1825, Samiul Chase, son of Benjamin and Alice (Bartlett) Chase. He 
was born Feb. 7, 1788, in Sandown, N. H. They resided in Haverhill. 
Dea. Chase died Jan. 24, 1871. Mrs. Chase resided, in 1884, with her 
son, Robert S. Chase, Esq. 

their children were: 

Kate C, b. Dec. 22, 1827; m. Jan. 19, 1859, William H. Hill; d. April 3, 1882. 

Robert Stuart, b. Sept. 17, 1831 ; m. Oct. 17, 1855, Ada L. Harvey. 

Edward H..^ b. Feb. 28, 1835; m. June 18, 1863, Elizabeth Taylor. 

George S., b. Feb. 17, 1839; m. Oct. 7, 1868, Caroline Parker. 

A. Maria, b. Sept. 22, 1836; m. Oct. 20, 1864, Charles S. Kittredge. 

Fannie P., b. April 18, 1843; m. Dec. 25, 1865, Charles A. Brooks ; d. Feb. 27, 1867. 


Samuel Chase came, in 1N15, to Haverhilh Mass , from Portsmouth, N. H., where he had 
kept a custom shoe store. For a period of nearly fifty years he was one of the largest shoe 
manufacturers in Haverhill, as well as one of her most worthy and respected citizens. At the 
organization of the Centre Congregational Church, Aug. 28, 1833, he was elected one of the 
first two Deacons. He married ^Bcfscv Cogswell [ 736 ], and -//(?/'(■ ;/(?/^ Cogswell {'j'^^l, who 
were daughters of John Cogswell [344], and cousins of Mrs. Priscilla (Cogswell) Chase. 

Robert Stuart Chase, eldest son of Dea. Samuel and Mrs. Priscilla Chase, resided in 
Haverhill, Mass. He carried on a large business and was a prominent citizen. He had an 
ancient clock, once owned by his ancestoi-, Jolni"^ Cogs^ucll [41 ], of Marblehead, Mass. 



[ 133 ] 


Aaron ' Cogswell, (T/iomas^, Johiv', yoh)i^, yohifi, William'^, 
yokn^)y son of Thomas^ [343] and Lydia (Harriman) Cogswell, was 
born April 22, 1808, in Haverhill, Mass. He married, March 31, 1833, 
Sarah Dol/off, daughter of John Dolloff, Esq. They resided in Mount 
Vernon, Me., where he died, Dec. 18, 1861. Mrs. Cogswell resided, 
1884, with her son, Pierce J. Cogswell, Esq., in Rochester, N. Y. 


Pierce J., [1365] b. May 15, 1848; m. Oct. 10, 1869, Maria F. Piatt. 

Mr. and Mrs. Pierce J. Cogszvell resided in Mount Vernon, Me., until 1S70, when they 
removed to Rochester, N. Y. They have no children. Mr. Cogswell was the Manager of 
Bradley Fertilizer Com]5any for the State of New York. His business ofifice was 20 Main 
Street, and his residence 18 Avenue B, Vick Park, Rochester, N. Y. 


[ 735 ] 


Sarah^ Cogswell, {yohn^, JohiP, yohw^, yolufi, William-, yohn^), 
daughter of John" [344] and Elizabeth (Griffin) Cogswell, was born 
Feb. 4, 1786, in Haverhill, Mass. She married, April 13, 1809, Moses 
French, son of Moses and Mary (Hazeltine) French. He was born in 
Atkinson, N. H. They resided in Haverhill, Mass, Mrs. French died 
Feb. I, 1826. Mr. French died Oct. 23, 1832. 


Abigail W., b. April 4, [810; m. June 7, 1831, Barnabas D. Haskell. 
John C, b. Sept. 24, 1811 ; m. May 28, 1840, Felinda C. Flanders; d. Sept. 17, 1863. 
Klizabcth 0'., h. Marcli 13, 1813 ; m. March 10, \S4y,/as. J J'. Grahatii j d. Nov. 19, 1850. 


[ 736 ] 

Betsey? Cogswell, {Johif\ John^, yohu\ JoJm^, Williavfi, John^), 
daughter of John^ [344] and Elizabeth (Griffin) Cogswell, was born 
June 28, 1789, in Haverhill, Mass. She married, April 29, 181 1, Samuel 
Chase, son of Benjamin and Alice (Bartlett) Chase. He was born Feb. 
7, 1788, in Sandown, N. H. They resided in Haverhill, Mass. Mrs. 
Chase died July 6, 18 14. Dea. Chase died Jan. 24, 1871. 


Eliza, b. March 15, 1812; m. Dec. 27, 1832, Elias Theodoi-e Ingalls. 


Mr. and Mrs. Elias T. Ingalls, on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1882, celebrated their golden 


John James Ingalls, son of Elias T. and Eliza (Chase) Ingalls, was born Dec. 29, 1S33, 
in Middleton, Mass. He married, Sept. 27, 1865, Anna Louisa Chesebrough. She was born 
April 9, 1843, in New York City. They resided in Atchison, Kansas. Their children were : 
Elsworth, Ruth, Ethel, Ralph, Addison, Constance, Shetiield, Faith, Marion, Maud. 

Hon. John James Ingalls was elected to the United States Senate from Kansas. 

Rev. Francis T. Ingalls, brother of Hon. J(^hn J. Ingalls, was Pastor of the Congrega- 
tional Church in Atchison, Kansas. 



Robert" Cogswell, {yoJm^, yohv", JoJui\ Johifi, William^, yohii^), 
son of John*^ [ 344 ] and Elizabeth (Griffin) Cogswell, was born March 
12, 1791, in Haverhill, Mass. He married, July 5, 1815, Meliitable 
Carivick, daughter of Henry and Mehitable (Ward) Carwick. She was 
born, 1786, in Salem, Mass., where they resided. Mr. Cogswell died 
April 2, 1852. Mrs. Cogswell died Dec. 27, 1862. 


John Carwick, [1366] b. 1820. He died in early manhood, March 19, 1853. 
Henry, [1367] b. Nov. 14, 1824 ; m. July 8, 1847, Hannah P. Putnam; d. Dec. 12, 1865. 
Robert, [1368] b. 1826. He died in childhood, Feb., 1830. 
Eliza Griffin, [1369]. 


Robert Cogswell had a store in the Franklin Building, Salem, Mass., which was 
burned out March 26, 1825. In later life he was in the employ of the A. B. C. F. M., in their 
Boston office. It has been said of him : " A tnatt of blameless life." 

Eliza G. Cogswell was a teacher. She resided No. 64 Washington Street, Salem, Mass. 




Hannah" Cogswell, {John^, Johiv', 'John'', John^, William^, yohn^), 
daughter of John** [344] and Elizabeth (Griffin) Cogswell, was born 
Dec. 19, 1797, in Haverhill, Mass. She married, Dec. 24, 181 8, 
Samuel Chase, son of Benjamin and Alice (Bartlett) Chase. He was 
born Feb. 7, 1788, in Sandown, N. H. They resided in Haverhill, 
Mass. Mrs. Chase died Feb. 21, 1824. Dea. Chase died Jan. 24, 1871. 


Charles IV., b. IVIarch 17, 1822; m. Oct. 25, 1845, Abigail H . Gardner. 


Ml-, and I\rrs. Charles IV. Chase resided in Haverhill, Mass. They had six children : 
Abby H., b. July 25, 1846, d. Aug. 18, 1846; Charles A., b. Nov. 11, 1847, ^- Oct. 5, 1864; 
Alice L., b. July 30, 1851, d. Oct. 25, 1855 ; Harry W., b. Dec. 23, 1856, m. Sept. 20, 1883, A. 
L. Giddings; Katie II., b. Jan. 31, i860; Nellie G., b. July 2, 1863. 




John' Cogswell, {yohii'', yohn\ Johi^, John^, William^-, John^), 
son of John''' I 344 ] and Elizabeth (Griffin) Cogswell, was born Feb. 22, 
1799, in Haverhill, Mass. He married, Nov. 14, 1826, Caroline Diistin, 
daughter of Thomas and Susanna (Kimball) Dustin. She was born 
March 8, 1804, in Haverhill, Mass. They resided in Salem, Wis. 



Caroline, [1369^;] b. Sept. 6, 1827; m. Nov. 26, 1846, Br. M. F. Irwin; d. March 

30, 1855. 
Augustus, [isGg^^] b. Oct. 11, 1831. 
Charles, [13691;] b. Jan. i, 1838. 
Frank, [1369^] b. Sept. 9, 1846; m. Sept. 28, 1878, Mary Burgess. 



Anstice Manning" Cogswell, {Ebejtezer^, yosepJv", Francis'', yohn^, 
Williain^, Johii^), daughter of Ebenezer^ [354] and Martha (Brown) 
Cogswell, was born Sept. 4, 1795, in Ipswich, Mass. She married, 
July 2, 1816, Oliver Appleto)i, son of Oliver and Martha B. (Patch) 
Appleton. He was born March 15, 1791, in Ipswich, Mass They 
resided in Ipswich and Hamilton, Mass. Mrs. Appleton died Jan. 6, 
1870. Capt. Appleton died Nov. 21, 1880. 


Charles Augustus, b. Dec. 17, 181 7; m. Dec. 6, 1840, Clarissa A. Chandler. 

Martha B., b. Sept. 12, 1819; m. Nov., 1845, James Giddings. 

Abbie Anstice, b. June 7, 1821. She died in early life, May 14, 1843. 

Mary Ann, b. Aug. 11, 1822. She died in infancy, Feb. 15, 1823. 

Zeno A., b. Jan. 22, 1824; m. Oct. 24, 1862, ^Adeline Choate j m. April 5, 1883, ^Mrs. 

Eliza Henderson. 
Sarah Jane, b. June 12, 1826, m. May 10, 1844, Daniel P. Brewer. 
Elisabeth, b. 1827. She died in infancy, 1827. 

Otis Horace, b. Feb. 24, 1829. He died in early life, March 30, 1850. 
Winthrop, b. Aug. 27, 1835; m. Aug. 17, 1858, Martha A. Killam. 
Ha7mah Cutler, b. July ii, 1S37; m. March 15, 1857, Sylvester Dane. 
Lucinda, b. 1839. She died in infancy. 

fH f mo r antra. 

Charles A.. Appleton married Clarissa A. Chandler. She was born Juh' 31, 1822, in Bev- 
erly, Mass. They had four children: Tristram, b. Oct. 24, 1841 ; m. Clara A. Harris, and 
had two children: Clara, b. March 16, 1S67, ^"d Susie, b. April 14, 1870. Nathaniel, b. April 
24, 1845; '"■ Nellie M. Brown, and had three children : Eddie Andrew, b. Oct. 19, 1S67 ; Annie 
Augusta, b. Sept. 5, 1869; Georgietta, b. Nov. 3, 1S72. Charles William, b. March 13, 1852. 
Francis Cogswell, b. March 23, 1857. 

Mr. and Airs. Giddings were among the pioneers of Western Minnesota. They suffered 
from an attack of the Indians and lost everything. They had two sons, both of whom died. 
They returned to Hamilton, Mass., where in 1883 they resided. 

Zeno A. Appleton married ^Adeline A. Choate, daughter of Solomon and Lucy Choate. 


She was born in Rockport, Mass., and died Aug. i6, 1874. Mr. Appleton married ^il/rj. Eliza 
Hotderson, of Rocki)ort, Mass., where they resided. In his early life he was a school teacher 
for ten years. In Oct., 1862, he entered the Union Army, being a member of the "Putnam 
Blues " of the Forty-seventh Massachusetts Volunteers, and continued in the service until 
1864. Mr. Appleton was bookkeeper and Treasurer pro tern of the Rockport Savings Bank, 
and subsequently engaged in insurance and real-estate business in Rockport, Mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. Brewer resided in Wenham, Mass. They had three children : Otis D , 
Sarah A., and Walter P. 

Mr. and Mr.':. Dane resided in Hamilton, Mass. They had three children : Leverett 
Winslow, who died 1881, in early manhood, Addie Choate, and Grace Cutler. 

VVinthrop Appleton married Martha A. Killum, and resided in Hamilton, Mass. They 
had two children. I'id. Ai'PI.eton Memorial. 




Sophia'^ Cogswell, {Ebeueser^, JosepJv', Francis^, JohiT", William'^, 
yoJin^), daughter of Ebenezer*^ [354] and Martha (Brown) Cogswell, 
was baptized March, 1796, in Ipswich, Mass. She married, Nov. 12, 
1 8 18, Joshua Smith, of Ipswich, Mass., where they resided. 


Sophia Ann, b. Oct. i, 1819; d. Oct., 1863. 

Martha Brown., b. Aug. 25, 1821. 

Charles, b. Aug. 3, 1823; m. Elizabeth Low; d. IVIarch, 1875. 

Lavittia, b. Aug. 11, 1825; d. Oct., i860. 

Augusta, b. Feb. 23, 1827; d. Jan., 1855. 

Alfred, b. IVIay 13, 1828; m. 1863, Ellen Haskell. 

Francis, h. May 11, 1S30; m. 1857, Caroline NicJiols. 

Susan, b. May i, 1832; d. Jan., 1861. 

George Cogswell, b. Oct., 1834; d. 1859. 

Amanda, b. Oct. 9, 1837; m. 1863, John Burjtham. 

Addison, b. 1839. 




Joseph" Cogswell, {Ebenezer^, Joseph^', Francis'', JoJin"^, William'^, 
Johii^), son of Ebenezer^ [ 354 ] and Martha (Brown) Cogswell, was 
born 1800, in Ipswich, Mass. He married, 1826, Esther Baker, of Man- 
chester. They lived in Ipswich, Mass. 

1 -J T 


Lavinia, [1370] m. June 8, 1848, Jacob Franklin Brown. 
Lucv Ann, [1371] m. July 22, i860, Frederic Perkins Gardner. 
Nancy Fitz, [1372] m. Nov, 18, i860, Albert S. Brown. 

Jacob F. BriTcOit, son of Jacob and Fanny l]ro\vn, was born Jan. 22, 1S25, in Ossipee, N. 11. 
He removed, 1853, to Salem Mass., and was Master of the Brown School in that city. After 
his death Mrs. Brown resided in Ipswich, where she was living in 1884. 




Ebenezer" Cogswell, {Ebenezer^, yosep/i^. Frauds'^, yohn^, Wil- 
liain^, Johii^), son of Ebenezer^ [354] and Martha (Brown) Cogswell, 
was born Aug. 1 1, 1801, in Ipswich, Mass. He married, Dec. 19, 1827, 
Elizabeth M. BiirnJiani, daughter of Thomas M. and Mary (Marshall) 
Burnham. She was born July 2, 1805, in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass. 
They resided in Ipswich, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died June 22, i88t. 


Theodore F., [1373] b. Nov. 16, 182S; m. Oct. 27, 1853, Hannah B. Brown. 
Elizabeth IVI., [1374] b. Sept. 30, 1830; m. Jan. 12, 1853, William G. Brown. 
Sarah Burnham, [1375] b. July 14, 1833; m. Jan. 12, 1853, Milton Todd. 
Martha Brown, [1376] b. July 6, 1834. She died in early life, Aug. 19, 1859. 


Ebenezer Cogswell was for forty years a merchant. He was successful in business 
and a well-known and highly respected citizen. 




Francis''' Cogswell, {Ebenezer^, JosepJi", Frauds'^, yohifi, Wil- 
liam^, yoJin^), son of Ebenezer*^ [354] and Martha (Brown) Cogswell, 
was born July 27, 1803, in Ipswich, Mass. He married, Aug. 10, 1833, 
Mrs. Nancy ( Wallace) Gage, daughter of Hezekiah and Lydia (Chap- 


man) Wallace, widow of Zachariah Gage, and sister of Augusta Wal- 
lace, who married George Cogswell [748]. She was born in Beverly, 
Mass. They resided in Boston, Mass. Dr. Cogswell died Sept. 29, 

Francis Cogswell graduated from Dartmouth College in 1826. He studied medicine, 
and in 1S30 received the degree of M. D. from the Berkshire Medical College. Dr. Cogswell 
]Dractised his profession in Beverh', Taunton, Bedford, and l>oston, Mass. Dr. and Mrs. Cogs- 
well had one child that died in infancy ; name not given. 

George Cogswell [ 748 ], brother of Dr. Francis Cogswell, died soon after marriage. They 
had no children. 




Charles'' Cogswell, {Thomas^ , Thomas^, Nathaniel'^, yoJin^, Wil- 
liam'^, yoJin^), son of Thomas^ [382] and Judith (Cogswell) [420] Cogs- 
well, was born Feb. 19, 1800, in Landaff, N. H. He married Almeda 
Wilson, daughter of Eliphalet Wilson. She was born Oct. 5, 1806, in 
Easton, Mass. They resided in Lowell, Mass. Mrs. Cogswell died 
July 14, i860. Dr. Cogswell died June 8, 1873, in Reading, Mass. 


Charles Franxis, [1376^] b. IMarch 14, 1833. 

William Thomas, [1376/^] b. June 22, 1835; m. Cornelia Hiirsh. 

Alfred Van Buren, [i376£-] b. ]VIarchi3, 1837; m. Sarah Parkhurst. 

Frederick E., [13761^] b. Oct. 27, 1839. 

Josephine Almeda, [1376^] b. July 21, 1844; m. Nov. 26, 1863, Richard B. A^ichols. 

John Henry, [1376/] b. Oct. 14, 1845. 


[ 751 ] 


Ruth B."^ Cogswell, {Thomas^, Thomas^, Nathaniel'^,) JoJui^, Wil- 
liani^, yohn^), daughter of Thomas^ [382] and Judith (Cogswell) [420] 
Cogswell, was born Dec. 30, 1802, in Gilmanton, N. H. She married 
Joseph Otis, son of Samuel Otis. He was born in Ossipee, N. H. 
They resided in Compton, Canada. Mrs. Otis died Jan. 24, 1840. 



Samuel. Thomas C. Charles C. 

Henry. Joseph P. Judith C. 

Julia A. jYaihaniel. Sarah J. 


[ 752 ] 

Hannah P."^ Cogswell, {Thomas'^, Thofuas^, Nathaniel^, yolufi, 
William-, yohn^), daughter of Thomas'"' [382] and Judith (Cogswell) 
[420] Cogswell, was born Dec. 31, 1804, in Gilmanton, N. H. She 
married, May 15, 1835, Timothy Taylor, son of Deacon Timothy and 
Betsey (Lovel) Taylor. He was born April 18, 1803, in Worcester, 
Mass. They resided in Lisbon, N. H. Mrs. Taylor died Oct., 1864. 
Mr. Taylor resided in 1884, in Janesville, Wis. 


Carthoft., b. IVlarch 3, 1838; m. IVIay 31, 1864, Martha A. Weare. 
Hiram N.^ b. IVIay 11, 1840; m. Oct. 25, 1873, Julia S. Britton. 
Cyrus T., b. May 3, 1845; m- Sept. 17, 1868, ^Mrs. Lucinda {McCall) Wilson; m. 
Dec. 22, 1880, '^Elizabeth McCall ; d. March 11, 1882. 


[753 J 


Thomas Jefferson''' Cogswell, {Thomas^, Thomas^, Nathaniel, 
yohn^, William-, yoJin^), son of Thomas'^ [382] and Judith (Cogswell) 
[420] Cogswell, was born Sept. 5, 1806, in Lutherlow or Lutlow, now 
Albany, Vt. He married, Dec. 26, 1844, RiitJi McConnell. They 
resided in Landaff and Haverhill, N. H. Mr. Cogswell died April, 1857. 


Judith Henrietta, [i376§-] b. May 30, 1846; m. A. C. Titus. 
Thomas Nelson, [1376/;]. He died in early life. 
Mary Louisa, [1376/]. She died young. 



[ 154 ] . 

Julia Ann''' Cogswell, {Thomas^, Thomas'^, Nathaniel^, Johii^, 
Wi/liavr-, John^), daughter of Thomas^ [382] and Judith (Cogswell) 
[420] Cogswell, was born Oct. 19, 1808, in Albany, Vt. She married, 
Jan. 8, 1835, Benjamin Rice, son of Aseph and Abigail (Sawyer) Rice. 
He was born March 3, 1808, in Westminster, Mass. They resided in 
Fulton Co., 111., and removed, 1866, to Green Mountain, Iowa, where 
Mrs. Rice died, March 22, 1880. 


Edward, b. Oct, 22, 1835; m. Marcli, 185S, Melvina Dyer. 
Adeline, b. iVIay 18, 1837; m. Dec, i860, Roland Zoll. 
Julia A., b. Nov. 18, 1842; m. Nov., 1876, Horace Gibson. 
Charles, b. Oct. i, 1847. He died in infancy, April 23, 1848. 
Joseph, b. IVIay, 1849. He died in infancy, July, 1849. 
Abigail Jiidilh, b. JVTarch 27, 1850; m. Oct., 1871, John I. Hunter. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rice resided in Green Mountain, Iowa. 
Mr and Mrs. Zoll resided in Ipava, 111. 
Mr. and Airs. Gibson resided in Edgar, Neb. 
Mr. and Mrs. Hu)iter resided in Gaylord, Kansas. 




Janette P."^ Cogswell, {Thomas^, Thomas'^, Nathaniel^, John^, 
William-, yohn^), daughter of Thomas'^ [382] and Judith (Cogswell) 
[420] Cogswell, was born Feb. 26, 18 11, in Albany, Vt. She married, 
May 30, 1852, Edward B. Stickuey, son of Abraham and Mary 
^Bcard) Stickney. He was born Feb. 22, 18 12, in Andover, Mass. 
They resided in Wilmington, and North Reading, Mass. Mr. Stickney 
died Aug. 24, 1882. Mrs. Stickney resided in 1884, with her son, in 
North Reading, Mass. 


Abraham C, b. IVTay 23, 1854. 

William 7'., b. Sept. 5, 1856. He died in infancy, Dec. 20, 1856. 

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[ 156 ] 


Judith C" Cogswell, {Thomas^, Thomas^, Nathaniel'^, Johf'', Wil- 
liavr, yo/in^), daughter of Thomas*' [382] and Judith (Cogswell) [420] 
Cogswell, was born April 23, 181 3, in Albany, Vt. She married, March 
1 83 1, ^ Miles Bowles, son of Timothy Bowles. He was born in Lisbon, 
N. H. They resided in Lisbon and Landaff, N. H. After Mr. Bowles's 
death Mrs. Bowles married, July, 1848, ^Frank Snoiv. Mr. Snow died 
Nov. 7, 1852. Mrs. Snow died Aug. 28, 1868. There were no children 
of the second marriage. 


Mary Shattuck^ b. May 24, 1832. Slie died in early life, Nov. 6, 1852. 

Elvira Young, b. Oct. 2, 1834. 

Myron Woodward, b. IVTarch 26, 1836. 

Henty Taylor^ b. SejDt., 1838. He died in tlie Union Army. 

Thomas Cogswell, b. July, 1839. He died in childhood, Sept. 17, 1841. 

Miles Martin, b. Nov. 29, 1840. 




Mary A.'' Cogswell, ( William^, Thomas^, Nathaniel'^, yohfi, Wil- 
liam^, JoJm^), daughter of William^ [ 383 ] and Mary (Dudley) Cogs- 
well, was born Nov. 25, 18 19, in Pittsford, N. Y. She married, Aug. 
14, 1843, yaines G. Shepard. They resided in Attica, N. Y. Mrs. 
Shepard died Dec. 19, 1876. 


Mary C, b. March 9, 1845; m. Jan. 4, 1870, Burley Smith. 




William Francis''' Cogswell, ( William^, Tltoinas^, Nathaniel'^, 
John^, William-, Johti'), son of William^ [383] and Mary (Dudley) 


Cogswell, was born Sept. 26, 1824, in Perinton, Monroe Co., N. Y. He 
married, Oct. i, 1851, Martha Breck, of Rochester, N. Y., daughter of 
James and Martha (Burr) Breck. She was born April 21, 1828, in 
Newport, N. H. They resided in Rochester, N. Y. 


Martha B., [1377] b. Aug. i, 1852; m. May 9, 1878, Sardius D. Bentley. 
Mary Alice, [1378] b. July 17, 1854. 
William Nathaniel, [1379] b. July 9, 1857. 
Margaret Perkins, [1380] b. Dec. 23, 1861. 
Frances Rowland, [1381] b. Nov. i, 1864. 

mrmor antra* 

Hon. William Francis Cociswell was an eminent lawyer. Mr. Cogswell, his son, and 
son-in-law constituted the law firm of Cogswell, Bentley & Cogswell, of Rochester, N. Y. 
It was said of Mr. Cogswell that " He never undertook an unrighteous case " He stood at 
the head of the Bar, and was mentioned in 18S2 as a suitable successor of Judge Folger upon 
the bench of the New York Court of Appeals. Vid. History of Newport, N. H., p. 30S. 


[ 760 ] 


Ellen A," Cogswell, ( Willianf\ Thomas^, Nat/iajiiel"^, yoJni^, Wtl- 

liaiii^, Jolui^), daughter of William'^ [ 383 ] and Mary (Dudley) Cogswell, 

was born July 21, 1841, in Pittsford, N. Y. She married, Oct. 4, 1865, 

Williavi H. Wright, Esq., son of William and Eliza Wright. He was 

born June 26, 1841, in Henrietta, N. Y. They resided in Attica, N. Y. 

THEIR children WERE: 

Ellen Cogswell, b. May 22, 1869. Frances Cogswell, b. Feb. 27, 1873. 

Matilda Piobasco, b. June 17, 1871. Walter Sdmyler, b. July 17, 1874. 


[ 769 ] 


Mary Adeline'^' Cogswell, {hredeiic^, Thomas^, Nathaniel"^, yohn"^, 
Williant^, yoJin^), daughter of Rev Frederic''' [386] and Hannah 


Rogers (Peavey) Cogswell, was born July 19, 1818, in Gilmanton, N. H. 
She married Tobias Roberts, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Roberts. 
He was born July 11, 1810, in Barnstead, N. H. They resided in the 
Island of Cuba, W. I., where Mrs. Roberts died, Nov. 2, 1849. 


Laura Frances, b. May 8, 1845; m. Nov. 24, 1S62, Wentworih B. Hobbs. 
Cynthia Ellen, b. May 17, 1847; m. March 13, 1873, Melville A. Lynch. 
Mary Adeline^ b. Oct. 5, 1849; m. Sept. 11, 1872, Charles H. Ferguson. 


Airs. Mary A. Roberts died in Cuba. Her burial was in IJarnstead, N. H. The funeral 
service was by Rev. William Cogswell, D. D. [411 ]. Mr. Roberts married -Judith F. M. 
Cogswell [776]. 

Mrs. Laura F. Hobbs resided in West Ossipee, N. H., and her sisters in Dorchester, Mass. 




Ruth Matilda''' Cogswell, {Frederic^, Thomas'', NatJianieT^, JoJufi, 
Williani^, yo/ut^), daughter of Rev. Frederic'' [386] and Hannah Rogers 
(Peavey) Cogswell, was born March 3, 1821, in Pike, N. Y. She married, 
June 9, 1844, Warren Rowell, son of Hon. Charles Rowell. He was born 
in Allenstown, N. H. They resided in Northwood, N. H., but removed 
in 1853 to Winona, Minn. 


Mary Adeline, b. Jan. 19, 1848; m. William H. Putnam. 

Charles Frederic, b. July i, 1852; m. Dec. 26, 1876, Anna Maria Preston. 

Anna Matilda, b. Dec. 7, 1855 ; m. Oct. 15, 1876, Elbridge G. Lord; d. Oct. 22, 1877. 

Frank Sherburne , b. Oct. 23, 1857. He died in infancy, Nov. 28, 1858. 

Warren Cogswell,"^. Sept. 6, 1863. 


Mrs. Rtith M. Rowell \wzs an ordained preacher, and settled over the .Vdvent Christian 
Church, in Winona, Minn. 



[ 772 1 


Frederic Madison" Cogswell, {Frederic^', Thomas^, NatJianicl^, 
yoluF', Williain-, yoJui}), son of Rev. Frederic^ [ 386 ] and Hannah 
Rogers (Peavey) Cogwell, was born Dec. 25, 1827, in Portsmouth, 
N. .H. He married, Sept 27, 1854, Celia Virginia Bond, daughter of 
Elisha Henry and Mary C. (Jones) Bond. She was born, 1832, in 
Virginia. They resided in Memphis, Tenn. Mrs. Cogswell died 1853. 
Mr. Cogswell died 1858. 


Frederic Francis, [1382] b. July 15, 1856; m. Jan. 29, 1878, Lucy Alma Thompson. 
LuLA Maria, [1383] b. Dec. 24, i860; m. Aug. 23, 1S77, Sanniel B. Dickens. 


[ 773 J 


Antpionv Peavey''' Cogswell, (Frederic^, Thomas^, Nathaniel'^, 
yohn^, William'^, yo/in^), son of Rev. Frederic'^ [386] and Hannah 
Rogers (Peavey) Cogswell, was born July 16, 1829, in Gilmanton, 
N. H. He married, July i, 1859, Laura Hearucs, daughter of James 
and Sarah Hearnes. She was born Dec. 7, 1835, in Baton Rouge, La 
They resided in Eureka, Kansas. 

THEIR children WERE : 

Cora Frances, [1384] b. April 3, i860; m. Dec. 31, 1878, Jay W. Kenncr. 
Helen Angie, fisSs] b. July 28, 1862; m. Dec. 28, 1881, L. S. Wallace. 
Frank Peasley, [1386] b. April 13, 1864. 
Charles Rice, [1387] b. May 16, 1868. 
WiLLiA.M Frederic, [1388] b. Aug. 13, 1870. 
Laura Nellie May, [1389] b. May 6, 1879. 


Anthony P. Cogswell, prior to the Rebellion, was in business in the 
South. He was an active Unionist during the war, and at its close removed 
to Brownsville, Neb., and was twice chosen the Mayor of that city. He was 
one of the first projectors and a Director of the Quincy and Pacific Railroad. 
In 1878 he settled in Eureka, Kan. Mr. Cogswell was chosen State Senator 
in 1880. He was a large real-estate owner. Vid. History of Kansas. 



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Hannah Maria'^ Cogswell, {Frederic^, Thomas''', Nathaniel'^, yoJiii^, 
William^, yohn^), daughter of Rev. Frederic- L 386 ] and Hannah 
Rogers (Peavey) Cogswell, was born Nov. 21, 1830, in Portsmouth, 
N. H. She married, Jan. 1, 1852, Ezra T. Hobbs, son of Joseph and 
Dorothy (Cooley) Hobbs. He was born Sept. 23, 1827, in Ossipee, 
N. H., where they resided. Mrs. Hobbs died May 25, 1872. Mr. 
Hobbs died April 25, 1873. 


Hannah Evelyn^ b. Jan. 29, 1854. She died in infancy, June, 1855. 

Frank Pierce, b. Sept. 6, 1855; m. Dec. 6, 1882, Emily S. Evans. 

Evelyn Anna, b. June 10, 1857. 

Effie May, b. July 10, 1859. She died in childhood, 1861. 

Frederic Ezra, b. Sept. 3, 1862. 

An infant. 


Frank Pierce Hobbs was the agent of the Eastern Railroad Company, He resided in 
Wolfboro', N. H. 


[ 715 ] 


Elizabeth Ann^ Cogswell, {Frederic^, TJwmas^, Nathaniel, yoJufi, 
Williavr, yoJitt^), daughter of Rev. Frederic*^ [386] and Hannah Rogers 
(Peavey) Cogswell, was born July 12, 1832, in Farmington, N. H. She 
married, Nov 22, 1856, Edivard Priestly Waite, son of Charles G. and 
Mary B. (Smith) Waite. He was born June 9, 1833, in Boston, Mass. 
They resided in Winona, Minn. 


Rienzi Francis, b. March 23, 1858; m. March 5, 1880, AzaliaJ. Frazier. 

Evelyti Cogswell, b. May 29, 1861. Frederic Cogswell, b. Feb. 5, 18C3. 


Mr. and Mrs. Rienzi F. Waite lived in New Ikiffalo, Dak. Mr. Waite had large fanning 
interests in that town. They had two children : Kdna Francis, b. Feb. 14, iSSi ; Evelyn Azalia, 
b. June 27, 1SS2. 



[ 776 ] 


Judith Frances Upham'' Cogswell, {Frederic^, Thomas^, NatJiaii- 
^^^^ yoJin^, William'^, yohn^), daughter of Rev. Frederic^ [386] and 
Hannah Rogers (Peavey) Cogswell, was born Feb. 14, 1834, in South 
Berwick, Me. She married Tobias Roberts, son of Jonathan and Eliza- 
beth Roberts. He was born July 11, 1810, in Barnstead, N. H. Mrs. 
Roberts died Aug. 20, 1875. 


Ernest Upham^h. Oct. 29, 1855; m. Dec, 1873; d. Feb. 8, 1878. 


Mrs. Judith F. M. Roberts was a preacher, and settled over the Universalist Church in 
Kittery, Me. She was the first lady in the State authorized to solemnize marriages. She died 
after a short ministry. 


[ 778 ] 


Sophia Currier" Cogswell, {Frauds'^, Amos'', Nathaniel'^, John'^, 
William^, yohi"), daughter of Francis^ [390] and Mrs. Elizabeth (Tib- 
betts) Cogswell, ne'e Smith, was born June 9, 1822, in Boscawen, N. H. 
She married, Aug. 9, 1842, Samuel WortJien Brown, son of Jonathan 
Swain and Betsey (Worthen) Brown. He was born April 22, 181 1, 
in Raymond, N. H., where they resided, but removed in 1849 to 
Hebron, 111. 


JotiatJian S., b. Jan. 10, 1844; m. ^Mariette Stewart; m. Dec. 19, 1876, ^E?ntna Rugg. 
Francis Cogswell, b. Nov. 11, 1847; m. Dec. 25, 1873, ^'l^c-''}' Clark. 
Betsey Jane, b. Oct. 28, 1849; m. May 26, 1872, Lewis Ellington. 
George Wallingford, b. April 11, 1S51 ; m. May 5, 1872, Mary Widstein. 

Samtiel IV. Brozvn was Postmaster, Notary Public for thirty years. Justice of the Peace, 
County Surveyor, Collector, and Assessor. 

Jonathan S. Brown succeeded his father in the office of County Surveyor. 

1 /I t 




Amos''^ Cogswell, {Francis^, Amos^, Nathaniel'^, jfohrP, William^, 
yohn^), son of Francis*' [390] and Elizabeth (Tibbetts) Cogswell,;//^ 
Smith, was born Sept. 29, 1824, in Boscawen, N. H. He married, 1848, 
^Hannah Irene Clark, daughter of Heman R. and Jane (Tuttle) Clark. 
She was born in Bradford Co., Pa. They resided in Blooming Prairie, 
Minn. Mrs. Cogswell died Oct. 27, 1869. Mr. Cogswell married, Dec. 
14, 1872, -Mrs. Liicinda M. Diuviing. They resided in Owatonna, 
Minn., where Mrs. Cogswell died March 3, 1874. Mr. Cogswell mar- 
ried "^ . They resided in Owatonna, Minn. 


Heman Clark, [ 1390] b. Sept. 19, 1849; n^- ^^^- 22, ii'>'ji, Alice Tiffajiy. 

Helen C, [1391] b. March 6, 1857. Abigail, [1392] b. March 29, 1861. 


Amos Cogswell was a lawyer. He was a member of the Minnesota Constitutional Con- 
vention, and was elected in 1858 the first Speaker of the House of Representatives after Min- 
nesota became a State. Mr. Cogswell was afterwards for four sessions a member of the 
State Senate. He was a man of commanding ability, and a fine public speaker. 

Helen C. CogsweU [ 1391 ] is said to have been the first white child born in Steele Co., 
Minnesota. She, with her sister Abigail Cogswell [ 1392 ], have a farm of three hundred and 
twenty acres north of Lake Kampeska, Minn., which they located in person, July 3, 1878, and 
carry on with employed help very successfully. 



George Wallingford^ Cogswell, {Francis^, Amos'^, NatJia7iiel^ , 
yohtfi, William^, yohii^), son of Francis'^ [390] and Elizabeth (Tibbetts) 
Cogswell, 7idc Smitl\.^was born June 3, 1829, in Boscawen, N. H. He 
married, April 11, id,6^,'Sitfiey Jane Clark, daughter of Heman R. and 
Jane (Tuttle) Clark. She was born July 20, 1836, in Bradford Co., Pa. 
They resided some years in Blooming Prairie, Minn., but removed to 
Goodwin, Dakota Territory. 

THEIR children WERE: 

May, [1393] b. May 21, 1869. Ida, [1395] b. July 26, 1873. 

Annette, [1394] b. April 13, 1871. Abbv, [1396] b. May 29, 1875. 




Lydia Baker' Cogswell, {Franci/\ Anios^, Nathaniel^, yohti^, 
Williavt^, John^), daughter of Francis*^ [ 390 ] and Elizabeth (Tibbetts) 
Cogswell, nee Smith, was born March 7, 1832, in Boscawen, N. H. She 
married, July 7, 1853, George W. MitcJiell, son of Madison J. Mitchell. 
He was born July 9, 1832, in Andover, N. H. They resided in Concord 
and Andover, N. H. Mrs Mitchell died Sept. i, 1861. 


George Edgar ^ b. July 7, 1S54; m. 1S80, Emma Hoive. 
Sophia Elizabeth, b. Nov. 7, 1856. 

Francis C, b. June 19, 1858; m. Sept. 20, 1883, Bell Joh7ison. 
Charles P., b. Aug. 3, i860. He died in boyhood, Oct. 29, 1872. 



©ntcaloflical. • 

Joseph Smith'' Cogswell, {Francis^, Amos^, Nathaniel'^, yohfi, Wil- 
liam~, yo/m^), son of Francis^ [ 390 ] and Elizabeth (Tibbetts) Cogswell, 
7i^e Smith, was born Oct. 29, 1836, in Boscawen, N. H. He married, 
Oct. 8, 1864, Mary Frances Darrah, daughter of James and Mary Frances 
(Blood) Darrah. She was born June 12, 1842, in Bedford, N. H. They 
resided in Zumbrota, Minn., where Mrs. Cogswell died, Nov. 14, 1868. 
Rev. Mr. Cogswell married, Feb. 23, 1870, '^Ellen Victoria Hart, daugh- 
ter of William Jarvis and Eliza Britton (Copeland) Hart. She was 
born Sept. 13, 1839, in Holden, Me. They resided in Holden, Strong, 
and West Auburn, Me., and removed, i88i,to Windham, N. H. 


Joseph Lucius, [1396^] b. F"eb. 16, 1866. He died in infancy, March 8, 1866. 
Mary Upham, [1397] b. Jan. i, 1868. 


Sa.muel Johnson, [1398] b. July .19, 1875. Francis Hart, [1398^7] b. May 11, 1S77. 



Joseph Smith Cogswell graduated in 1868, from Bangor Theological 
Seminary. He commenced his ministry as Pastor of the Congregational 
Church in Zumbrota, Minn., where he remained about a year; returned to 
New England, and was installed Jan., 1870, Pastor of Congregational Church 
in Holden, Me. He resigned May i, 1873, and preached for two years in 
Strong, Me. Rev. Mr. Cogswell then removed to West Auburn, Me., and was 
pastor from Oct. 31, 1875, to 1881, when he was called to the pastorate of the 
Presbyterian Church in Windham, N. H. He was installed Dec. 21, 1881, 
and continued there several years. Rev. Mr. Cogswell was a frequent con- 
tributor to religious newspapers and journals. In 1878 he published a His- 
tory OF Androscoggin County, Maine. In 1880 he furnished a Sketch 
OF Auburn, Me., for Appleton's Cyclopedia. Rev. Mr. Cogswell received, 
in 1883, the degree of A. M. from Dartmouth College. Viii. History of 
Windham, N. H. 




Lucy Ames- Cogswell, {Amos^, Moscs^, Nathaniel'^, yohifl, Wil- 
liam^, Johii^), daughter of Hon. Amos*^ [397 J and Polly (Forrest) 
Cogswell, was born March 2, 181 3, in Canterbury, N. H. She married, 
Sept. 16, 1835, Charles GraJiam, son of Asa and Rachel (Morse) Gra- 
ham. He was born Nov. 3, 1809, in Concord, N. H., where they 
resided. Mr. Graham died June 11, 1880. 

THEIR children WERE: 

Charles C, b. June 15, 1839. 

Mary £"., b. April 20, 1843; m. June 25, 1^67, John Chadwickj d. Oct. 23, 1869. 


Charles Graham was a successful favniei and worthy citizen. Mrs. Graham, after her 
husband's death, removed from the farm and resided with her son in tiie village of East 
Concord. Mr. and Mrs. Graham were members for many years of the East Congregational 
Church in Concord, N. H. 

Mr. and Mrs. Chcidwick resided in Boscawen, N. H. He was a farmer. Mrs. Chadwick 
died in early womanhood, greatly lamented. 





William Forrest'' Cogswell, {Amos^, Moses"-", Nathaniel'^, yohifi, 
IVillianr, jfo/m^), son of Hon. Amos^[397] and Polly (Forrest) Cogs- 
well, was born Dec. 11, 1815, in Canterbury, N. H. He married, Aug. 
26, 1843, Anna A. Frmizen. She was born Aug. 30, 1826, in West 
Fallen, Prussia. They resided in Bensonville, 111. Mr. Cogswell died 
June 23, 1869, in Chicago, 111. Mrs. Cogswell and her youngest daugh- 
ter were residing, in 1884, in Bensonville, 111. 


William F., [1399] b. Dec. 15, 1844. He died in early life, Aug. 14. 1864. 
Charles G., [1400] b. April 15, 1846. He died in childhood, Oct. 2, 1848. 
George J., [1401] b. Dec. 15, 1847; m. Nov. 3, 1870, Maggie Brust. 
Caroline C, [1402] b. Dec. 22, 1849; m. Dec. 7, \^66, Johti A. IVilliafns j d. Feb. 

I, 1876. 
Henry A., [1403] b. March 21, 1852; m. Dec. 2, 1874, Matilda C. Gray. 
Lewis R., [1404] b. March 19, 1854; m. Nov. 21, 1S77, Georgiana S. Gray ; d. March 

14, 1878. 
E.vieline M., [1405] b. Feb. 6, 1856. She died in childhood, Oct. 8, 1837. 
Samuel N., [1406] b. June 14, 1859. He died in infancy, Sept. 10, 1859. 
Ellen S., [1407] b. Dec. 25, i860 She died in childhood, Jan. 27, 1868. 
Clara E., [1408] b. March 23, 1863. 

William Forrest Cogswell was an extensive farmer. He was called to fill various 
offices in the town and in the State. Mrs. Cogswell was of German parentage. She could 
speak hut little English at the time of her marriage. Her parents were leaders in the Lutheran 
Church, and persons of great respectahility. 

Lewis R. Cogswell [ 1404 ] married Georgiana S. Gray, daughter of Lewis Gray. She was 
horn Oct. 20, 1858, in Elmhurst, 111. They resided in Bensonville, 111. After Mr. Cogswell's 
death Mrs. Cogswell resided in F^lmhurst, 111. 




Amos Moonv" Cogswell, (Amos*^, Moses^, Nat/iatiiel'^, yo/in^, Wil- 
liam'^, yohii^), son of Hon. Amos*^ [391] and Polly (Forrest) Cogswell, 
was born July 14, 1825, in Canterbury, N. H. He married, Dec. i, 


1 85 3) Hannah A. Ames, daughter of Samuel and Myra (Ayers) Ames. 
She was born Dec. 17, 1825, in Canterbury, N. H. They resided for 
some years in East Concord, and afterwards in Wentworth, N. H. 


Mary Anna, [1409] b. Sept. 6, 1858. 

Amos Moody Cogswell was Justice of the Peace, and a Railroad .Station Agent. 
Mary A. Cogsivell [ 1409 ] was a student and a Teacher in Wellesley College, Mass. 


[ 796 ] 


Caroline Helen" Cogswell, (Thomas^, Moses^, Nathaniel'^, yohn^, 
William'^, yoJai"), daughter of Thomas'^ [402] and Sarah (Adams) Cogs- 
well, was born July 7, 1820, in Alexander, N. Y. She married, Nov. 
23. ^'^'hl ^ Henry E. CJmrcJiill. He was born in Alexander, N. Y., where 
they resided, but removed to Attica, and then to Middletown, N. Y. 

THEIR children WERE: 

Orange Clark, b. Dec. 18, 1838. He died in early life, April 13, i860. 
Eveleen Adams, b. Aug. 16, 1842; m. Dec. 31, 1862, George S. Dretv. 
Octa Goodell, b. Oct. 17, 1852; m. May 27, 1874, Richard M. Rorty. 

Henry E. Churchill was in the dry-goods business, in Middletown, N. Y. 
Orange Clark Chnrchill v,'2iS horn in Alexander, N. Y. He died in .\s]iin\vall, Panama. 
His remains still rest in a burial place two miles from Aspinwall. 
Mr. and Mrs. Drczo lived in Attica, N. Y. 
J/;-, and Mrs. Kovty lived in Middletown, N. \ . 




William F.^ Cogswell, {Thomas^, Moses^, Nathaniel'^, yolufi, Wil- 
liam~, yohn^), son of Thomas'^ [402] and Sarah (Adams) Cogswell, was 
born April 10, 1827, in Alexander, N. Y. He married, Oct. 30, 1850, 


Louisa Patterson, daughter of Alfred and Delany Patterson. She was 
born June 5, 1830, in Bennington, N. Y. They resided in Attica, 
N. Y. 


Thomas Alfred, [1410] b. Dec. 23, 1851 ; m. Nov. 3, 1875, Alice Lydia Barnard. 
Charles Henry, [1411] b. Feb. 28, 1856. He died in childhood, Aug. 28, 1862. 
Hattie Janet, [1412] b. July 15, 1861. 
William Adams, [1413] b. May 16, 1863. 
George Drew, [1414] b. Dec. 28, 1867. 


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Thomas" Cogswell, {Abiel^, Moscs^, Nathaniel'^, Johu^, WilHanr, 
John^), son of AbieP [403] and Margaret Harvey (McCrillis) Cogswell, 
was born Oct. i, 1822, in Canterbury, N. H. He married, April 27, 
1847, Rozina G. Dolloff, daughter of Col. Jesse and Abigail (Gordon) 
Dolloff. She was born Nov. 14, 1822, in Hampton, N. H. They resided 
in Milwaukee, Wis., and afterwards in Chicago, 111. Mr. and Mrs. Cogs- 
v/ell had no children, but on the death of his sister, they adopted her 
little girl without change of name, Myra Ames Wickojf, vid. Nancy 
Greenough Cogswell [SOU. Mrs. Cogswell died Oct. 17, 1876. 


Thomas Cogswell was in the jewelry business at the time of the great fire in Chicago, 
1871, which destroved one humlred and ninety millions of property. Prior to the fire, Mr. 
Cogswell was of the firm Cogswell & Wallis, 146 State Street. Afterwards his place of 
business was No. 711 Washington Street, Chicago, 111. 




Nanxv Greenough''' Cogswell, {Abiel^, Moses-\ Nathaniel'^, yohifl, 

Wil/iavr, John^), daughter of AbieP [403] and Margaret H. (McCrillis) 

Cogswell, was born Sept. 21, 1826, in Canterbury, N. H. She married, 

July 7, 1859, George IV. Wickoff, son of John N. Wickoff, Esq. He 


was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., where they resided. Mr. Wickoff was 
in the Union Army and probably fell in battle. Mrs. Wickoff died 
Feb. 1 8, 1869. 


Myra Ames, b. March 13, 1864. 


[802 1 


Laura Adams''' Cogswell, {Abiel^, Moses^, Nathaniel^, John^, 

William-, yolin^), daughter of Abiel" [403] and Margaret H (McCrillis) 

Cogswell, was born Oct. 20, 1828, in Canterbury, N. H. She married, 

May i^, 1850, yoseph C. Sanborn, son of Benjamin Sanborn. He was 

born in Canterbury, N. H., where they resided. 


Anna-E., b. March 7, 1851. 

Howard, b. Dec. 26, 1854; m. Dec. 25, 1880, Sarah L. Ford. 


[ 803 ] 


Adeline McCrillis^ Cogswell, {Abicl^, Moscs^, yathanieh, Johifi, 
William-, John^), daughter of AbieP [403] and Margaret H. (McCrillis) 
Cogswell, was born Feb. 17, 1831, in Canterbury, N. H. She married, 
June 26, 185 I, Timothy A. Pearson, son of Timothy and Margaret San- 
born (Osgood) Pearson. He was born in Concord, N. H. They lived 
in Cleveland, Ohio, and in Manchester, N. H. Mrs. Pearson died 
Sept. 13, 1879, if^ Manchester, N. H. 


Carrie Louise, b. Sept. 18, 1853. She died in infancy, July 25, 1854. 
Charles Albert, b. July 2, 1855. He died in childhood, Aug. 30, 1857. 
Marga?-et Helen, b. Nov. 25, 1858. She died in childhood, Aug. 5, 1861. 
A son, b. Nov. 5, i860. He died in infancy, Nov. 16, i860. 
Helen Louise, b. July 21, 1862. She died in early life, Jan. 19, 1882. 
Carl Cogswell, b. Oct. 6, 1868. 


Timothv A. Pearson was for some years in the employ of the Cleveland and Toledo Rail- 
road Company, and for sixteen years Conductor on the Lawrence and Salem, and the Manches- 
ter and Lawrence Railroads. He was master painter of the Stark Corporation in^'Manchester, 
N. IL Mr. Pearson was a member of the City Council of Manchester. 




William McCrillis'' Cogswell, {Abiel^, Moscs^, Nathaniel'^, yohn^, 
William-, jfohn^), son of AbieP [403] and Margaret H. (McCrillis) 
Cogswell, was born July 30, 1842, in Canterbury, N. H. He married, 
Nov. 24, 1870, Alice M. Kcllcy, daughter of Emmon and Olive Kelley. 
She was born June 4, 1851, in Milwaukee, Wis. They resided iij Can- 
terbury, N. H. 


Warner Badcser, [1415] b. Sept. i, 1872. 
Alida May, [1416] b. May 2, 1874. 


[ 810 ] 


Moses Payson'' Cogswell, {yeremiah^ , Moses^, Nathaniel'^, yohn'^, 
William-, yohn^), son of Jeremiah^ [404 J and Tryphena (Achilles) 
Cogswell, was born July 31, 1834, in Brockport, N. Y. He married, 
Oct. 14, 1858, yanet M. Burr, daughter of John C and Jane (Gray) 
Burr. She was born Oct. 14, 1839, i^"^ Buffalo, N. Y. They resided in 
Attica, N. Y. Mr. Cogswell died Dec. 29, 1876. 


Helen, [1417] b. Dec. 17, 1S60; m. Jan. 28, 1880, Vernon E. Peckham. 
Harky a., [1418] b. June 30, 1870. He died in childhood, Feb. 14, 1873. 
Cora May, [1419] b. Feb. 17, 1S74. 


Moses Payson Cogswell was the General Ticket and Freight Agent of the M. R. and 
T. R. R. He perished in the Ashtabula disaster, Dec. 29, 1876. 

I'cniott E. Peckham, son of Lanriston and Marv Jane (Bacon) Peckham, was born Oct. 1, 
1850, in Caneadea, N. V. Mr. Teckhani was a lawyer. They resided in Omaha, Neb. 

C. u , LC(yi^i-x^y^-</^^ . 



[ 817 ] 


Mary Joanna^ Cogswell, ( Willimt^', William^, Nathaniel'^, JoJufi, 
William^, jfo/m^), daughter of Rev. Dr. William'^ [411] and Joanna 
(Strong) Cogswell, was born June 6, 1832, in Boston, Mass. She 
married, Sept. 20, 1858, Rev. E. O. Jameson, son of Daniel and Mary 
(Twiss) Jameson. He was born Jan. 23, 1832, in Dunbarton, N. H. 
They resided in Concord, N. H., Salisbury, and Medway, Mass. 


Arthur Orcutt., b. Nov, 25, 1859. He died in early life, Sept. 30, i88r. 

Katharine Strong, b. Sept. 15, 1861. 

William Cogswell, b. Jan. 2. 1865. He died in infancy, Jan. 7, 1865. 

Caroline Cogswell, b. Feb. 7, 1866. 

Mary, b. Jan. 10, 1868. 

Ephraim Orcutt Jameson was of Scotch-Irish descent, and of the fourth 
generation in this country. Hugh and Thomas Jameson were first to land here. 

HuGH^ Jameson, son of James Jameson, came from the North of Ireland 
to America about 1740. settled in Londonderry, N. H., and became one of the 
original proprietors of Starkstown, afterwards Dunbarton, N. H. 

Daniel^ Jameson, Esq., Mr. Jameson's grandfather, married Hannah Burn- 
ham, daughter of Dea. Abraham Burnham, whose sister, Sarah Burnham, 
married Capt. Adam Cogswell [169]. Mr. Jameson prepared for college in 
Gilmanton Academy, N. H., graduated in 1855 from Dartmouth College, 
N. H., and in 1858 from the Theological Seminary in Andover, Mass. He 
was ordained to the Gospel ministry March i, i860, and installed Pastor of 
the East Congregational Church, in Concord, N. H. He resigned, and was 
installed, Nov. 9, 1865, Pastor of the Union Evangelical Church, Salisbury, 
Mass. This pastorate he resigned July i, 1871, and was installed, Nov. 15, 
187 1, Pastor of the First Church of Christ, in Medway, Mass., of which he 
was still Pastor in 1884. 

Mr. Jameson was a member of the New England Historic, Genealogical 
Society, of Boston, Mass. Some of his published writings were : A Historical 
Discourse of the First Church of Christy Medway, Mass., 1876 ; A Memorial of 
Rev. William Cogswell, £>. D., 1880 ; A Bistorical Sketch of Medway, Mass., 
1884; The Cogswells in America, 1884. In 1883, he was appointed the Editor 
of 7'he History of Medway-, Mass. Vid. History of Dunbarton, N. H. 



Arthur Orcutt Jameson, son of Rev, and Mrs Jameson, was born in 
Concord, N. H. He pursued his studies in the public schools until fourteen 
years of age. In the autumn of 1873, he entered the Roxbury Latin School 
in preparation for college. He completed the course in four years, and gradu- 
ated in 1877, holding the first rank in his class. Always a thoughtful and 
conscientious boy, at the age of sixteen years he recognized by his own 
public act the consecration which his parents had made of him to the Lord 
in infancy, and Nov. 7, 1875, united with the First Church of Christ in Med- 
way, Mass. His character and life as a Christian, combined with fine scholar- 
ship and great modesty of manner, won respect and made his influence 
commanding. He was admitted in 1877 to Harvard College. On his entrance 
examination he received honors in Latin, Greek, and Mathematics, and com- 
menced his college course, Sept. 27, 1877. At the end of the first year he 
was accounted highest in rank and awarded the first Detiir. At the close of 
his college course he received " Summos Hotiofes in Linguis Antiquis^^^ and 
graduated the first scholar in the class, June 29, 1881. Soon after graduation 
he received the appointment of Teacher of Classics and Mathematics in the 
Arnold School. New York City. But when about to assume this position, 
after a brief illness, he was called to a higher service. He died at the age 
of twenty-one years, Sept. 30, 1881. His burial took place in Blossom Hill 
Cemetery of his native city. Concord, N. H. His last resting place is a lovely 
spot, overlooking the place of his birth, the church of his childhood, and the 
waters of the Merrimac, upon whose banks much of his boyhood was spent. 

The sad throbbings of a mother's heart upon the death of her eldest child 
and only surviving son find expression in the lines of the sweet poet, Faber : 

" But the eldest ! O Father! /icnu glorious he was, 

With the soul looking out through his fountain-like eyes : 
Thou lovest Thy Sole-born ! And had I not cause, 
7'he treasure Thou gavest me. Father ! to prize ? 

" Thou hast honored my child by the speed of Thy choice, 

Thou hast crowned him ivith glory, d' ej'whelmed him with mirth : 
He sings up in heaven with his sweet-sounding voice. 
While I, a sainfs mother, am weeping on earth. 

" Yet oh for that voice, which is thrilling through heaven. 
One mo?nent my ears with its music to slake ! 
Oh no ! not for worlds would I have him regiven, 
Yet I long to have back what I would not retake. 

" Go, go with thy God, with tliv Saviour, my child ! 

Thou art His ; I am His ; and thy sisters are His : 
But to-day thy fond mother with sorrcnv is wild ! 
To think that her son is an angel in bliss ! 

" Oh forgive me, dear Saviour I on heaven's bright shore 
Should I still in my child find a separate joy : 
While [lie in the light of Thy face evermore. 
May I think heaven brighter because of my boy ?" 


The following is an extract from remarks made at the funeral service by 
Rev. R. K. Harlow, of Medway, Mass. : 

" And now at this interruption of his earthly life we reverently pause and 
ask, What virtues has it made emphatic? What lessons has it taught us? 

" Most conspicuous among his virtues we would mention his faithfulness ; 
duty was his king. And next we mention modesty, that made him win and 
wear his honors with consummate grace ; and then a native kindliness that 
made his friendships deep and tender, and filled his soul with charity, ' that 
thinketh no evil.' And then purity of thought and deed, that stamped its 
credentials on his clear, honest face, and over all an unobtrusive piety, that 
graced and softened his whole being. He has taught us all how to put value 
into our living and hope into our death. 

"He has taught these college friends especially that it is possible to live 
amongst temptation and conquer it. He has emphasized the fact that schol- 
arship and politeness suit well together, and that culture and piety have no 
antagonisms. He has refuted the too commonly accepted college opinion, that 
religion and stupidity are boon companions, by coupling the most brilliant 
scholarship with a sincere piety. Is not this a most worthy record ? Has not 
his life done something for the world ? 

" And so with these comforting memories of his life we carry our thoughts 
beyond this sad and strange present into the future. 

" We believe that our dear young friend has entered into God's rest ; his 
life of purity and conscientiousness and fidelity and consecration, his thorough 
goodness in all the relations of life, leave us no room for doubt that the gates 
of the city of God were glad to open for his incoming, and that the Master 
whom he served gave him a hearty welcome, ^E?iter thou into the Joy of thy 
Lord: " 

From the numerous letters of sympathy received by the afflicted family, the 
following was from Rev. George A. Gordon, then of Greenwich, Conn., after- 
wards called to the pastorate of the Old South Church, Boston, Mass. : 

"Greenwich, Oct. 8, 1881. 
" Mr. and Mrs. Jameson : 

'■^ Dear afflicted, though tiiiknmvii Friends, — I have just learned with deep sorrow of the 
death of my admired and much respected classmate, Arthur Orcutt Jameson. I am so 
much pained and shocked by the sad news that I cannot forbear offering you my sincere and 
sorrowful sympathy in your great grief. Mr. Jameson and myself had in part the same elec- 
tive studies for two years, and from what I saw of him, in the classroom and elsewhere, I had 
acquired a profound admiration for his scholarship, and an affectionate appreciation of his 
elevated and manly character. I was always deeply interested in him, and so knew him much 
better than he knew me. His memory is and will be to me a constant inspiration in thought, 
principle, character, and devotion. In accuracy and comprehensiveness of intellect, and in 
rational power of acquisition, I never knew his superior, scarcely his equal. At this moment, 
as I think of his massive and serene face, now still in death, I am burdened with a personal 
sorrow, and cannot but feel ^ How is tJie strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod.'' 

" Yours, with great respect and true sympathy, 

" Geo. a. Gordon." 


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Judith^ Cogswell, {Joseph Badger^\ William^, Nathaniel'^, JoJin^, 
William-, yohii"), daughter of Joseph Badger*^ [414] and Judith 
(Peaslee) Cogswell, was born Oct. 31, 1818, in Atkinson, N. H. She 
married. May 5, 1842, Philip Deusoit Merrill, son of Jonathan and 
Rebecca B. (Curtis) Merrill. He was born Feb. 14, 1821, in Methuen, 
Mass. They resided in Atkinson, N. H. 


Ann Maria^ b. May 20, 1843. She died in infancy, Dec. 22, 1843. 
John Badger^ b. May 4, 1846 ; m. June 11, 1869, Sarah A. Merrill. 
Josephine Elizabeth., b. Feb. 27, 1848. She died in infancy, Sept. 5, 1848. 
William Francis., b. Dec. 15, 1849; ""^^ Dec. 26, 1870, Anna Yeaton. 
Sarah Cogswell., b. Dec. 22, 1851. She died in infancy, Aug. 26, 1853. 
Isaac Detison, b. March 23, 1855; "">• Dec. 23, 1875, Henrietta S. Hayden. 
Mary Coburn, b. Jan. 15, 1857; m. May 2, 1875, /v". A. Chase. 


[ 820 ] 


William''' Cogswell, {yoseph Badger"^, William^, Nathaniel'^, yohu^, 
William-, yohn^), son of Joseph Badger*^ [ 414 ] and Judith (Peaslee) 
Cogswell, was born April i, 1821, in Atkinson, N. H. He married? 
Nov. 29, 1855, Fii^uiy Kimball, daughter of Edmund and Julia (Eaton) 
Kimball. She was born May 19, 1837, in Bradford, Mass., where they 
resided. They had no children. 


William Cogswell studied medicine, and commenced the practice of his 
profession, March, 1845, i" Georgetown, Mass. While young in medical prac- 
tice, he became favorably known as a physician in the region. April, 185 1, Dr. 
Cogswell removed to Bradford, Mass., where he succeeded to a wide field of 
practice, from whicli his uncle, Hon. George Cogswell, M. D. [418], who for 



years had been eminent in the profession, wished to retire. During the War of 
the Union, Dr. Cogswell served professionally in the army, winning great credit 
for his medical and surgical knowledge and skill. In 1876 and 1877, Dr. 
Cogswell was the President of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and in 
1877 he was a member of the Governor's Council. Dr. Cogswell's qualities 
were those of a free and generous nature. He was large-hearted, frank, social, 
and popular. He commanded for many years a lucrative practice in Bradford^ 
Haverhill, and vicinity, and was highly esteemed for his ability and professional 




Elizabeth''' Cogswell, {JosepJi Badger'^, William^, NatJianiel^, 
yohn"^, Willimnr, Johii^), daughter of Joseph Badger'' [414] and Judith 
(Peaslee) Cogswell, was born Sept. 25, 1824, in Atkinson, N. H. She 
married, Dec. 16, 185 i, Nathaniel Haven Clarke, son of Nathaniel and 
Betsey B. Clark, and brother of Hon. Greenleaf Clarke, LL. D., of St. 
Paul, Minn. He was born Feb. 26, [826, in Plaistow, N. H., where 
they resided. 


Elizabeth Cogswell^ b. March 12, 1853; m. Dec. 24, 1873, Albert C. Barrows. 
Susan Moody, b. Aug. 18, 1858. 

Fannie Kimball, b. April 12, i860. She died in infancy, Oct. 18, 1861. 
Harriet Fra7iccs, b. Feb. 4, 1864. 




Francis'' Cogswell, {yoseph Badger^\ William^, Nat/ianiel^, yoJiifi, 
William-, yolm^), son of Joseph Badger*' [414 J and Judith (Peaslee) 
Cogswell, was born June 24, 1827, in Atkinson, N. H. He married, 
Aug. 7, 1855, ^Martha Ann Smith, daughter of John and Martha 
(Boynton) Smith. She was born Nov. 14, 1821, in Littleton, Mass. 
They resided in Cambridge, Mass. Mrs. Cogswell died March 3, 1859. 
Mr. Cogswell married, Aug. ii, 1864, "^Esther Maria Noyes, daughter 


of Samuel and Esther Hinckley (Messenger) Noyes. She was born 
Dec. 27, 1838, in Cambridge, Mass., where they resided in 1884. No. 123 
Prospect Street. 


Martha Peaslee, [1420] b. May 2, 1857 ; m. May 20, 1880, Rev. Richard Montague. 


Bertha Louise, [1421] b. May 5, 1868. 


Francis Cogswell was a successful teacher in Cambridge, Mass , and 
afterwards for a series of years tlie Superintendent of the Public Schools of 
that city. Mr. Cogswell received, June 29, 188 1, the degree of A. M., from 
Harvard College. 




Sarah Jane^ Cogswell, {"Joseph Badger^, Witliam°^ Nat/ianicl'^, 
John^, William', John^), daughter of Joseph Badger'' [ 414 ] and Judith 
(Peaslee) Cogswell, was born July 13, 1829, in Atkinson, N. H. She 
married, July 20, 1859, William W. Chase, son of William and Sarah 
(Calcott) Chase. He was born 1831, in West Newbury, Mass. They 
resided in San Francisco, Cal. Mrs. Chase died Aug 16, 1861. Mr. 
Chase resided in 1884, No. 1906 Mason Street, San Francisco, Cal. 


Mary Mar land, b. May 5, 1861 ; m. Oct. 29, 1882, E. Dellemaria. 


r 824 ] 


- Thomas^ Cogswell, {Joseph Badger"^, William^, Nathaniel"^, John^, 
William-, John^), son of Joseph Badger-' I 414 J and Judith (Peaslee) 
Cogswell, was born May 12, 1835, in Atkinson, N. H. He married, 


Nov. 24, 1870, H. Elizabeth yndkins, daughter of Benjamin and 
Abigail G. (Fuller) Judkins. She was born in Boston, Mass. They 
lived, 1884, in Grantville, Mass. 


Mary Goddard, [1422] b. April 18, 1877. 

Thomas Cogswell was a Dentist. He had an office No. 149 Tremont 
Street, Boston, Mass. Dr. Cogswell was eminent in his profession. 




Elizabeth Doane''' Cogswell, {Nathaiiiel^^ Willianv', Nathaniel'', 
yoJuv-, William^, Johii^), daughter of Rev. NathanieP [415] and Susan 
(Doane) Cogswell, was born Jan. 3, 1827, in Yarmouth, Mass. She 
married, Nov. 9, 1853, Simeon Nickerson Small, Esq., son of Samuel 
and Abigail (Simmons) Small. He was born May 21, 1824, in Chat- 
ham, Mass. They resided in Yarmouth, Mass., and Milwaukee, Wis. 
Mr. Small died Oct. 22, 1875. Mrs. Small died Feb. 5, 1877, i" 
Boston, Mass. 


Fannie, b. Sept. 9, 1854. She died in infancy, 1855. 

Nathaniel Cogswell, b. Aug. 22, 1856. He died in early life, July 14, 1880. 
Samuel A therion, b. Aug. 31, 1857. He died in early life, May 19, 1S75. 
Henry Doane, b. Aug. 2, 1862. He died in infancy, Oct. 30, 1863. 
Herbert^ b. May 15, 1869. 


Simeon N. Small graduated in 1845 from Uartmouth College. He studied law, com- 
menced the practice of his profession in Yarmouth, Mass., but removed, about 1S60, to Mil- 
waukee, Wis. 

Nathaniel C. Small, the eldest son, graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology, Boston. He died July 14, 1S80, in Peoria, 111. He was a young man of great promise. 

Samuel Atlieiioii Small died in his eighteenth year, while a member of Racine College, 

Ilerbeyt Small, the only survivor of the family, 18S4, was in the Boston Latin School. 



[ 821 ] 


John Bear Doane''' Cogswell, {Nathaniel^, Willianv', Nathaniel'^, 
yohn\ William^, John^), son of Rev. Nathan iel*5 . [415] and Susan 
(Doane) Cogswell, was born June 6, 1829, in Yarmouth, Mass. He 
married, Aug. 19, 1858, Mary Abbot Tninibull, daughter of George 
Abbot and Mary (Clapp) Trumbull. She was born Feb. 2, 1837, in 
Worcester, Mass., where they resided, but soon removed to Milwaukee, 
Wis. Mrs. Cogswell died May 24, 1864. 


Mary Louisa Trumbull, [1423] b. Jan. 3, 1S61. 


John Bear Doane Cogswell prepared for college at Phillips Academy, 
Andover, Mass. He graduated in 1850 from Dartmouth College, N. H., and 
read law with lion. Emory Washburn in the office of Washburn & Hoar, of 
Worcester, Mass. Mr. Cogswell received the degree of LL. B. from Harvard. 
Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1853, in the Superior Court in 
Worcester, Mass., where he opened a law office, fn 1857 he represented the 
city of Worcester in the State Legislature, and in November of that year 
removed to Milwaukee, Wis., and became law partner of his brother-in-law, 
S. N. Small, Esq., the firm being Small & Cogswell. Mr. Cogswell was 
appointed by President Lincoln in 186 1, and reappointed in 1865, United 
States District Attorney for Wisconsin. In 1870, Mr. Cogswell returned to 
Massachusetts, and resided in Yarmouth, his native town, which he represented 
in the State Legislature in 1871, 1872, and 1873. He was a member of the 
Judiciary Committee in 187 1, and Chairman of that committee in 1872 and 
1873. Mr. Cogswell, in 1872, was chosen a Delegate from Massachusetts to 
the National Republican ConYention, held in Philadelphia, Pa., which nomi- 
nated Gen. U. S Grant for the Presidency. He was elected State Senator for 
the Cape District, in 1877, 1878, and 1879. 

Hon. J. B. D. Cogswell having served three years as President of the 
Massachusetts Senate, with marked ability and popularity, retired from public 
life, resided in the city of Haverhill, Mass., and devoted himself to literary 
pursuits. He furnished a Biographical Sketch of Hon. Rufus Choate, which 
was published in the i'hird Memorial Volume of Deceased Members of the 
New England Historic, Genealogical Society. 




JuLiA^ Cogswell, {T1iomas^\ Williavv', Nathaniel'^, yohn^, Wil- 
liani^, ifo/ui^), daughter of Hon. Thomas^ [ 416 ] and Mary (Noyes) 
Cogswell, was born Nov. i8, 1823, in Gilmanton, N. H She married, 
May 28, 1849, O.A. y. ]^augJiau, Esq., son of Silas T. and Polly 
(Ingalls) Vaughan. He was born March 11, 1818, in Hanover, N. H. 
They resided in Gilmanton, N. H. Mrs. Vaughan died March 6, 1852. 
Hon. O. A. J. Vaughan died April 30, 1876, in Laconia, N. H. 


Julia Cogswell, b. May 15, 185 1. She died in early life, Oct. 5, 1868. 


f). A. J. Vaughan was a lawyer, and the editor and proprietor of the Belknaf Gazette. 
Mr. Vaughan, after the death of his wife, married, June 11, 1855, "^Elizabeth Fai-ker, daughter 
of Charles and Abby (Ober) Parker. She was born July 14, 1832, in Gilmanton, N. H. They 
resided in Laconia, N. H. They had six children : Walter Parker, b. July 5, 1856, d April 17, 
1858; Willie Augustine, b. Dec. 15, 1859, d. Dec. 3, 1866; Charles Woodward, b. June 30, 
1862 ; Grace Anna, b. Aug. 31, 1864; Mary Alice, b. Jan. 26, 1869; Edward, b. Aug. 14, 1872, 
d. Jan. 6, 1879. 




Mary Noyes'^ Cogswell, {Thomas^, William^, Nathaniel'^, yoJur", 
William-, John"^), daughter of Hon. Thomas*^ [ 416 ] and Mary (Noyes) 
Cogswell, was born May 24, 1828, in Gilmanton, N. H. She married, 
Sept. 20, 1849, Benjamin F. Burgess, M D., of Andover, Mass., son of 
Benjamin and Janette (Graham) Burgess. He was born Sept. 5, 1823, 
in Chelsea, Vt. They resided in Andover and Wareham, Mass. Dr. 
Burgess died Jan. 5, 1864. Mrs. Burgess resided, 1884, "Ji Montgomery 
Street, Boston, Mass. 


Thomas Cogswell, b. Dec. 25, 1851 ; m. June i, 1881, Lydia Lovcll Darrow. 
Benja7nin Franklin, b. Oct. 18, 1853. 

Ma?-}' Cogswell, b. Feb. 8, 1856; m. Jan. 11, 1882, George Bowman Darrow. 
Oliver Grahafn, b. Dec. 18, i86i. 



Benjamin F. Burgess graduated from tlie Vermont Medical College in 1848. He prac- 
tised for three years in Andover, Mass., and then removed to Wareham, Mass., where he con- 
tinued the practice of medicine until his death. Dr. Burgess was a volunteer Surgeon of 
Palmer's Brigade in the Thirty-sixth Regiment New York Volunteers. He was a member of 
Massachusetts Medical Society. 




Martha Badger" Cogswell, {Thouias^, William^, NatJiaiiiel'^, 
John^, William'^, John^), daughter of Hon. Thomas'^ [ 416 ] and Mary 
(Noyes) Cogswell, was born Aug. 13, 1830, in Gilmanton, N. H. She 
married, April 13, 1859, Samuel Fogg Bachelder, M D., son of Ira and 
Olive (Osgood) Bachelder. He was born Oct. 14, 1829, in Loudon, 
N. H. They resided in South Boston, Mass. Dr. Bachelder died 
Jan. I, 1878. 


Tliotnas Cogswell, b. Nov. 6, i860. 

Haitie Cogswell, \ ^ ^ .^ ^g^ j 

Ira French, > (He died in infancy, July 28, 1864. 

Satnnel Fogg, b. July 9, 1868. 


Samuel F.. Bachelder was the proprietor of an apothecary store, and practised his 
profession in South Boston, Mass., for some twelve years. He was a member of the Massa- 
chusetts Medical Society, and a I\Laster Mason of St. Paul's Lodge. Dr Bachelder was a 
member of the School Committee of Boston for four years. 

Thomas Cogswell Bachelder, the eldest son, graduated in 1S83 with high rank of scholar- 
ship from Harvard College, Mass. 


[ 834 ] 

James William'' Cogswell, {Thojiias^, William^, Nathaniel^, John^, 
William-, yolni"), son of Hon. Thomas^ [416] and Mary (Noyes) Cogs- 
well, was born Feb. 16, 1838, in Gilmanton, N. H. He married, Jan. 
25, 1866, Abbic F. Clifford, daughter of Joseph E. and Jane (Martin) 
Clifford. She was born April 8, 1842, in Loudon, N. H. They resided 
in Gilmanton and Laconia, N. H. 



Hattie Belle, [1424] b. Oct. 28, 1S66. 
Willie Clifford, [1425] b. Aug. 4, 1869. 
Maude Clifford, [1426] b. April 6, 1876, 

James W. Cogswell was educated at Gilmanton Academy. Mr. Cogs- 
well received the appointment of Deputy Marshal in i860, and of Deputy 
Sheriff for Belknap County in 1872, and was reappointed in 1874. Under 
the new Constitution he was elected the First Sheriff for Belknap County in 
1S78, and re-elected in 1880. 


[ 835 ] 


Thomas^ Cogswell, {Thomas^, William', NatJianicl'^, yoJnfi, Wil- 
liain^, yohn^), son of Hon. Thomas'^ [ 416 ] and Mary (Noyes) Cogswell, 
was born Feb. 8, 1841, in Gilmanton, N. H. He married, Oct. 8, 1873, 
Florence Mooers, daughter of Reuben D. and Betsey S. (Currier) 
Mooers. She was born July 21, 185 1, in Manchester, N. H. They 
resided in the old homestead in Gilmanton, N. H. 

their children were : 

Anna Mooers, [1427] b. Sept. 17, 1874. 
Thomas, [1428] b. Nov. 23, 1875. 
Clarence Noyes, [1429] b. Nov. 3, 1877. 


Thomas Cogswell, the youngest son of Hon. Thomas Cogswell [416], 
graduated in 1863, from Dartmouth College, N. H. AVhile a member of col- 
lege he entered the Union Army and was commissioned First Lieutenant, Oct. 
6, 1862, and promoted April 8, 1863, to the Captaincy of Company A, Fifteenth 
Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers. He was at the siege of Port Hudson. 
Capt. Cogswell resigned his commission, and was honorably discharged from 
the service, Aug. 13, 1863. He was a lawyer, and filled various public offices. 
He was Selectman, Superintendent of Schools, President of Board of Trustees 
of Gilmanton Academy, Representative to the State Legislature in 187 1 and 
1872, State Senator in 1878, and a member of the Governor's Council. Hon. 
Thomas Cogswell succeeded to the management of his father's extensive farm- 
ing interests, and had an important and lucrative law practice. Near by his 
residence stood, in 1884, the former residence of Gen. Joseph Badger, which 
was the first framed house erected in the town of Gilmanton, N. H. 





William Abraham" Cogswell, {Frai/cis^\ William^, Nathaniel'^, 
yo/iii'', Williavi-, yoJui"), son of Hon. Francis'^ [ 411 ] and Mary S. (Mar- 
land) Cogswell, was born May 5, 1830, in Ossipee, N. H. He married, 
Oct. 22, 1868, Susan L. Holt, daughter of Peter and Louisa (Wilson) 
Holt. She was born Jan. 16, 1840, in North Andover, Mass., where 
they resided. Mr. Cogswell died May 2, 1879. 


Mary Louisa, [1430] b. Aug, 10, 1871. 




John Francis" Cogswell, {Francis^, William^, Nathaniel'^, yohn^, 
IVil/iam-, yo/in^), son of Hon. Francis*^ [4171 and Mary S. (Marland) 
Cogswell, was born March 25, 1835, in Dover, N. H. He married, 
March 29, i860, Esther M. Merrill, daughter of Capt. Nathaniel and 
Sarah C. (Thompson) Merrill. She was born June 19, 1840, in Yar- 
mouth, Me. They resided in Andover, Mass. 


Francis, [1431] b. March 24, 1861. 
Nathaniel Merrill, [1432] b. June 23, 1863. 


John Francis Cogswell was educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, 
Mass. He went to Lawrence in 1853, where he resided until Feb., 1880. 
Upon the death of his father he removed to Andover, Mass., and occupied the 
old family residence. He was engaged for many years in the " E.xpress and 
Freight Forwarding Business." Mr. Cogswell was a member of the City Council 
of Lawrence, Mass., in 1862 and 1863, and Alderman in 1879. He was a 
Trustee of the Lawrence I'ublic Library, and also a Trustee of I^roadway 
Savings Bank. He was very active and successful in business, a man of ample 
means, and a respected citizen. 



[841 J 

Mary Marland'' Cogswell, {Francii\ William^, Nathaniel^, yoJufi, 
William^, JoJm^), daughter of Hon. Francise [ 411 J and Mary S. (Mar- 
land) Cogswell, was born April 8, 1839, ^'^ Dover, N. H. She married, 
Jan. 17, i86r, William Hobbs, Esq., son of William and Maria (Miller) 
Hobbs. He was born July ii, 1819, in Waltham, Mass. They resided 
in Brookline, Mass. 


Marland Cogsiuell,h. Nov. 20, 1862. 
Fi-anklin Warren, b. Sept. 24, 1868. 


William Hobbs, Esq., married, Dec. 26, 1S53, ^Adeline I. N'ichols, daughter of Rufus 
Nichols, Esq. They resided in Waltham, Mass. They had a daughter : Stella Nichols, b. 
May ID, 1856. 


Mr. Hobbs, after completing his education, was absent from the country for two years 
in India, and on his return engaged in mercantile business in .St. Louis, Mo. In 1853 he 
established himself as a Lawyer, in Boston, Mass. His ofifice was for more than thirty years 
on State Street, and his residence in Waltham, Roxbury, Boston, and after 1873, '" Brookline, 
Mass. For several years he was a member of the City Council of Boston. 

Marlaiid Coiiswcll Ilohbs was a member of the class of 1885 in Harvard College, Mass. 

F7-anklin Warren Hobbs, in 1883, was in the Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass. 




Thomas Marland'' Cogswell, {Francis^, William^, iVathaniel^, 
Johifi, William-, yoJrn^), son of Hon. Francis'' [417] and Mary S. (Mar- 
land) Cogswell, was born July 17, 1844, iJ"* Andover, Mass. He married, 
June 27, 1872, Georgiana J. McCoy, daughter of Edward and Olivia 
McCoy. She was born Sept. 10, 1847, in Manchester, N. H. They 
resided in Lawrence, Mass. Mr. Cogswell was in the Express business 
with his brother, John Francis Cogswell, Esq. [839 1, of Andover, 




Abby Parker' Cogswell, {George^, Williavi^, Nathaniel'^, yoJiii^, 
Willianf^, yoJui^), daughter of Dr. George^' [418] and Abigail (Parker) 
Cogswell, was born Sept. 25, 1832, in Bradford, Mass. She married, 
Oct. 20, 1859, H'^'^'- George Frauds CJioate, son of William and Lucretia 
(Burnham) Choate. He was born Feb. 9, 1822, in Essex, Mass. They 
resided in Salem, Mass. 


Francis Parker, b. March 16, 1861. He died in childhood, May 28. 1861. 

Parker Cogsiuell, b. June 5, 1862. ' 

Gj-eenleaf Cogswell., b. Dec. 12, 1863. 

Craig Cogswell^ b. June 12, 1865. 

Francis Bradford, b. Aug. 28, 1868. 


Abby Parker Cogswell was graduated from Bradford Female Seminary. 
She was a lady of great energy, and enthusiastic in matters of family history. 

Hon. George Francis Choate fitted for college at Dummer Academy 
under the instruction of Nehemiah Cleaveland, LL. D., and entered Bowdoin 
College in 1839, from which he graduated in 1843. ^^ studied law in the office 
of Hon. J. C. Perkins, LL. D., was admitted to the Bar in 1846, and at once 
entered into law partnership with Hon. William D. Northend. This partnership 
was continued until 1858, when he was appointed Judge of Probate and Insol- 
vency for the County of Essex, which office he still held in 1884. Judge Choate 
was often called to act on important commissions, and annotated several valu- 
able law books. 




Georg?: Badger" Cogsavell, {George^, Williani', Nathaniel'', yoJnP, 
Williavi-, yo/i>/^), son of Dr. George*^ [418] and Abigail (Parker) Cogs- 
well, was born Scjit. 15, [834, in Bradford, Mass, He married, I^'eb. 
18, 1858, Catharine Bobsoii Brown, daughter of Addison and Catharine 
Bobson (Griffin) Brown. She was born Aug. 13, 1835, in West New- 
bury, Mass. They resided in North Easton, Mass. 



Charles Hale, [1433J b. March 23, 1859. 

KiTTiE Badger, [1434] b. Nov. 18, 1862; m. Sept. 25, 18S3, Charles IV. Wckli. 

George Badger Cogswell in fitting for College was under the instruction 
of Benjamin Greenleaf, LL. D., of Bradford, Mass., but completed his prepar- 
atory course in Gilmanton Academy, N. H., and entered Dartmouth College 
in 185 1. He did not complete the college course, but from 1853 to 1855 fol- 
lowed a sailor's life before the mast around the world. Upon his return home 
he pursued the study of medicine, attending lectures at the Harvard Medical 
School, and in 1857 he received the degree of M. D. from Dartmouth College, 
N. H. Dr. Cogswell was Resident Physician in charge of the Medical 
Department of the State Almshouse in Bridgewater, Mass., from June, 1857, 
to July, 1859. He removed to North Easton, Mass., in i860, where he had a 
large practice, and won eminence in his profession. Dr. Cogswell, in 1861, was 
appointed Postmaster, which office he still held in 1884. During the war of 
the Union, Dr. Cogswell was the Surgeon of the Twenty-ninth Massachusetts 
Regiment. He was on the staff of General Wilcox, as Acting Medical 
Inspector of the Ninth Army Corps. He was once taken prisoner, and for two 
months confined in Libby Prison. In 1874 and 1875 Dr. Cogswell was the 
Medical Director of the Massachusetts Department of the Grand Army of the 
Republic. He was a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Upon 
the twenty-fifth anniversary of the graduation of his class, he received the 
degree of A. M. from Dartmouth College, N H. 




William''' Cogswell, {George^, William', Nathaniel^, yohii^, Wil- 
liain-, John''), son of Dr. George*^ [418] and Abigail (Parker) Cogswell, 
was born Aug. 23, 1838, in Bradford, Mass. He married, June 20, 
1865, ^Emina Thorndike Proctor, daughter of Thorndike and Emma 
(Silsby) Proctor. She was born Jan. 14, 1843, in Salem, Mass., where 
they resided. Mrs. Cogswell died April i, 1877. Gen. Cogswell mar- 
ried, Dec. 12, 1 88 1, -Eva M. Davis, daughter of Horatio G. and Lydia 
W. (Carter) Davis. She was born Feb. 14, 1853, in Salem, Mass. 


William, [1435] b. March 24, 1867. 

Emma Silsbv, [1436] b. Sept. 14, 1869. 

Sarah Parker, [1437] b. Oct. 9, 1872. She died in childhood, Dec. 6, 1877 



William Cogswell prepared for college in Phillips Academy, Andover, 
Mass., and in Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N. H. He was admitted, 
in 1855, to Dartmouth College, and like his older brother, he soon left college 
for a ship's deck before the mast, and in 1856 and 1857 made a voyage around 
the world, doubling Cape Horn and Cape of Good Hope. After his return 
he graduated^ in i860, from Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the 
Bar. Soon after, the Southern Rebellion broke out, and Mr. Cogswell entered 
the military service of the United States, April 19, 1861. He raised the first 
company of volunteers in the State of Massachusetts, and was commissioned 
its Captain under Col. Gordon of the Massachusetts Second Regiment. Capt. 
Cogswell was commissioned, in 1862, Lieutenant-CobDnel ; in 1863, Colonel; 
and Dec. 15, 1864, Brevet Brigadier-General. He was connected with Massa- 
chusetts Second Regiment Volunteers Infantry, and Third Brigade, Third Divis- 
ion, Twentieth Army Corps, under Sherman. He was under Banks in the 
Shenandoah Valley, Pope in Virginia, McClellan at Antietam, Hooker at 
Chancellorsville, Sherman at Chattanooga, at Atlanta, being Commander of 
Post at Atlanta during its occupation; at Savannah, at Raleigh, and at the 
final surrender of Lee's army to Gen. Grant. 

Gen. Cogswell was wounded several times and once severely. At the battle 
of Bentonsville, March 19, 1865, the honorable record is made : "Gen. Cogs- 
well and Brigade did splendid work." Vid. Atlantic Monthly, Sept., 1882, 
p. 394. Gen. Cogswell made a farewell address to his soldiers June 16, 1865, 
in Savannah, Ga. The war being over, he was relieved of duty July 25, 1865. 

In 1870 Gen. Cogswell was Commander of the Massachusetts Department 
of the Grand Army of the Republic, and also Senior Vice-Commander of 
the Loyal Legion of Massachusetts He was Mayor of the City of Salem, 
Mass., in 1867, 1868, 1869, iS73j ^"^^^ 1874, and held various other local offices. 
Gen. Cogswell was for several years a prominent member of the Massachusetts 
Legislature. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1870, 187 1, 
1881, 1882, and 1883. He served on the important Committees of the Judi- 
ciary, Towns, Intoxicating Liquors, and Revision of the Statutes. He was 
for some years Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He held the office of 
Fish Commissioner. Gen Cogswell received the degree of A. M., in 1878, from 
Dartmouth College, N. H. 


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DoANK'' Cogswell, {George^, Williavv\ Nathaniel'^, yohii^, Wil- 
lianr, yohn^), son of Dr. George" I 418 1 and Elizabeth (Doane) Cogs- 

well, was born April 29, 1851, in Ikadford, Mass. He married, Dec. 
20, 1883, Sara/i Catherine Driiry, daughter of Joseph B. and Sarah 
(Wilder) Drury. She was born May 3, 1858, in Gardner, Mass. They 
resided at Riverside, Bradford, Mass. 


DoANE Cogswell graduated in 1874 from Dartmouth College, and was two 
years in the Harvard Medical School. Mr. Cogswell did not enter upon thu 
practice of medicine, but turned his attention to agriculture. He owned and 
managed one of the best farms in Essex County, beautifully located, overlook- 
ing the waters of the Merrimac. His estate received the name of " Riverside." 




George Washington^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel^, yoJin-\ Nathaniel'', 
John^, William-, yohii^), son of Nathaniel'' [421] and Sally (Snow) 
Cogswell, was born Feb. [9, 1807, in Landaff, N. H. He married, 
Feb. 16, 1834, Harriet Taylor, daughter of Timothy and Betsey (Lovel) 
Taylor. She was born April 3, 18 10, in Lisbon, N. H. They resided 
in Easton, N. H. 


Francis George, [1438] b. July 7, 1838. He died in infancy, March 26, 1839. 
John Ross, [1439] b. April 18, 1S40; m. June 9, 1867, ^Ella M. Knight; m. Sept. 

18, 1872, '^ Ellen C. Hitdreth. 
Sarah Ellen, [1440] b. Sept. 16, 1842; m. Nov. 19, 1868, Eri Oakcs. 
Nathaniel O., [1441] b. May i, 1845; "i- I^e<^- 7) i87S) Maroa Bronson. 
Martha Emma, [1442] b. Dec. 26, 1849; m. Nov. 26, 1870, Calvin Oakcs. 
Etta A., [1443] b. Oct. 27, 1852; m. Dec. 29, 1876, P. B. Hildtcth. 
Carlos M., [1444] b. Nov. 20, 1854; m. Sept. 22, 1879, Nellie O. Dreiv. 


George Washington Cogswell was a Free-Will Baptist minister, and for thirty-four 
years preached the Gospel to the destitute without salary. Kev. Mr. Cogswell was appointed 
Chaplain of a Regiment in the war of the Union. He was a Justice of the Peace. 




RuTH^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel'^, yohji^, Nathaniel^, yohii^, William-, 
yohn^), daughter of Nathaniel** [421] and Sarah (Snow) Cogswell, was 
born Nov. 29, 1808, in Landaff, N. H. She married, Jan. 4, 1829, 
Hiram Mertill, son of Asa and Sally (Bassett) Merrill. He was born 
Jan. 20, 1805, in Corinth, Vt, They lived in Craftsbury, Vt. Mrs. 
Merrill died Oct. 2, 1883. 


Carlos^ b. April 27, 1831. He died in early life, Dec. 14, 1859. 
Sarah Jane^ b. May 9, 1S35; m. Oct. 15, 1861, /. L. Dodge. 
William H. H., b. Oct. 20, 1840; m. Oct. 6, \%(r^., Julia A. Cass. 


[ 855 ] 


Hannah''' Cogswell, {NatJianiel^, yohir", Nathaniel^, JoJiii^, Wil- 
liam-, yoJni"), daughter of Nathaniel^ [421] and Sarah (Snow) Cogs- 
well, was born Aug. 13, 18 10, in Landaff, N. H. She married, April 
14, 1832, CJiaiidlcr Boivles, son of Dea. Jonathan and Phebe (Parker) 
Bowles. He was born June 25, 1804, in Lisbon, N. H., where they 
resided. Mrs. Bowles died Oct. i, 1855. Mr. Bowles died Nov. 4, 


George C, b. Feb. 11, 1833; m. March 15, 1856, Emily Oakes. 
Mary Jane, b. Nov. 10, 1834; m. May 12, 1853, Samuel Burbank. 
C. Parker, h. Feb. 12, 1836; m. i86(),/osie Giles. 
Esther Ann., b. July 2, 1838; m. i^s^, Joseph T. Moody. 
Adcliza H., b. March 29, 1841 ; m. April 28, i2>S7,Johti H. Oakes. 
Hannah Maroa., b. July 10, 1843; m. March 24, iSGi, James C. Noyes. 
Elan Galiisha, died in infancy, Feb. 11, 1S46. 
Sally Annette., b. Feb. 6, 1S46; ni. 1867, Holland Thrasher. 
Philemon /*., b. Jan. 26, 1848; m. 1876, Lizzie Wade. 
Cah'in C, b. 1S49; m. i^JT, Jennie Dailey. 
Josephine O., b. Jan 26, 1851 ; m. 1868, Homer Thrasher. 
Kate Emma, b. Jan. 21, 1853; m. April 27, 1876, Rev. George H. Ide. 



George //. Jde graduated in 1S65 from Uartniouth College, N. II., and in 1869 fium 
Andover Theological Seminary, Mass. He was ordained and installed, Oct. 28, 1869, I'astor 
of the Congregational Church, in Ilopkinton, Mass. Oct. 5, 1S76, he resigned, and was installed, 
Nov., 1S76, Pastor of the Central Congregational Church, in Lawrence, Mass. This I'astcjrate 
he resigned in 18S0, and was settled in 18S0, Pastor of the Grand Avenue Congregational 
Church, in Milwaukee, Wis. 




John' Cogswell, {Nathaniel*^, yoJiir", Nathaniel'^, JoJiifi, William^, 
yolifi"), son of Nathaniel'^ [ 421 ] and Sally (Snow) Cogswell, was born 
Feb. If, 1813, in Landaff, N. H. He married, March 23, 1851, Sarah 
Augusta Carlton, daughter of William and Lucinda (Balcom) Carlton. 
She was born Jan. 13, 1830, in Ashburnham, Mass. They resided in 
Lowell, Mass., and in Easton, N. H. 


Frank P., [1445] b. Feb. 8, 1S52. Fannie F., [1447] b. July 24, 1S61. 

Augusta M., [1446] b. Oct. 6, 1854. Charles W., [1448] b. AiDril6, 1872. 


John Cogswell for some years was at the head of a private Academy of Penmanship, 
Bookkeeping, and Drawing, in Lowell, Mass. Afterwards he was appointed Teacher of Pen- 
manship in the Public Schools of that city. In 1866 he retired upon a farm in Easton, N. 11. 




Dearborn Sanborn Moody^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel^, yohn^, NatJian- 
iel^, yohn^, William'^, yohu^), son of Nathaniel*^ [ 421 ] and Sally (Snow) 
Cogswell, was born March 22, 18 19, in Landaff, N. H. He married, 
April 12, 1849, Mclinda Oakes, daughter of Uriah and Eunice (Aldrich) 
Oakes. She was born June 18, 1828, in Lisbon, N. H. They resided 
in Landaff, N. H. 



Harry H., [1449] h. July 10, 1852; m. Oct. 2, 1876, E//a M. Brigi^s. 
Frederic E., [1450] b. May i, 1854; m, Nov. 2, 1882, Ardcllc Stevens. 
Lizzie J., [1451] b. March i, 1856; m. Jan. 19, iS-]S,/o/in W. Qidmby. 
Emma L., [1452] b. April 4, i860. She died in infancy, Aug. 26, 1862. 
Bertha K., [1453] b. Dec. 30, 1866. 


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Mary C.^ Cogswell, {Nathaniel^, John^, Nathaniel", JoJnfi, Wil- 
liam~, John^), daughter of NathanieP [421] and Sally (Snow) Cogswell, 
was born Sept. 7, 1821, in Landaff, N. H. She married, Sept. 22, 
1843, Charles C. Kiiapp, the son of James and Rhoda (Rowland) Knapp. 
He was born May 15, 1820, in Lisbon, N, H. They resided in Little- 
ton, N. H. Mrs. Knapp died Aug. 17, 1881. 

their children were: 

Ardelle O., b. Sept. 13, 1848; m. March 10, 1877, ^Rev. George Beebe; m. Oct. 10, 

1 88 1, '^Saimiel J. Mead. 
Three children who died in infancy ; names not given. 


Charles C. Knapp, after the decease of his wife, removed to New Haven, Conn. He said, 
" The Cogswell blood is good all through. Of this race my wife was the best of the lot." 
Mr. and Mrs. Mead resided in Underbill, Vt. Rev. Mr. Beebe died March 9, 1S79. 




Betsey E.'^ Cogswell, {Nathajiiel^, JoJitv', Nathaniel'', yohn^, Wil- 
liam-, yc^//«'), daughter of Nathaniel'' [421] and Sally (Snow) Cogswell, 
was born May 12, 1826, in Landaff, N. H. She married, May 12, 1847. 
yames C. Noycs, son of Rufus and Hannah Noyes. He was born Jan. 
24, 1820, in Landaff, N. H. They resided in Bath, N. H. Mrs. Noyes 
died July 16, i860. 



Arabella F., b. Feb 14, 1S4S; m. Feb. 21, 1874, Tiiiiotliy B. Soittliard. 


James C. A-oyes married, March 24, 1S61, '^Maroa //. Bowles, daughter of Chandler and 
Hannah (Cogswell) Bowles [855]. They resided in Bath, N. H. They had four children: 
Jessie E., b. Jan. 29, 1S62 ; Leslie L., b. May 11, 1S64, d. Aug. 16, 1S78; George B., b. Dec. 10 
1S68; M. Christie, b. Aug. 13, 1870, d. Aug. 13, 1S7S. 

iMr. and Mrs. Southard resided in Bath, N. H. They had three children : Annie B., b. 
Aug. 6, 1879; J'^mes N., b. July 16, 1881 ; Agnes F., b. May 6, 1S83. 


[ 862 I 


Amos''' Cogswell, {ycremiah^, Ebenezer^, NatJianiel'^, yohifl, Wil- 
liam-, yohii^), son of Jeremiah'' [424] and Joanna (Jewell) Cogswell, 
was born July 18, 18 10, in Lisbon, N. H. He married Maria yohnsoii, 
daughter of Jedediah and Abigail Johnson. She was born March 16, 
1808, in Peacham, Vt, They resided in Rutland, Vt., but removed to 
Lakeview, Oregon, where they were living in 1884. 


Warren J., [1454]. 

Frederic A., [1455] b. Oct. 21, 1841 ; m. March 12, 1871, Ella Jiuikins. 
Charles A., [1456] b. Jan. 3, 1844; m. July 4, 1883, Martha Z. Heryford. 
George S., [1457] b. March 8, 1848. He died in infancy, Aug. 12, 1849. 


The following appeared in a local paper: "On Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. Amos 
Cogswell and F. A. Cogswell, the father, mother, and brother of C. A. Cogswell, of this place, 
arrived. They were met at Red Bluff by Col. C. A. Cogswell and Dr. Cason. The venerable 
couple stood the overland trip remarkably well, and are looking hale and hearty. They will 
make their future home in Lakeview." 

Frederick A. Cogswell \\/^^^\ had one child that died in infancy. He and his brother, 
Charles A. Cogswell, served in the Union Army. They were in nearly all the battles of the 
West under Curtis, Grant, and Sherman, including Sherman's Atlanta campaign and his 
march to the sea. They became lawyers and resided in Lakeview, Oregon. 


I 864] 


Ira^ Cogswell, {ycrcmiah^, Ebcnezer'^, NatJianiel^, Johii^, William-, 
yoh/i^), son of Jeremiah" [424 ] and Joanna (Jewell) Cogswell, was born 

March 6, 1815. He married . They resided, 1882, in New 

Laconia, Pierce Co., Washington Territory. 

MVRON, [1458]. 




Pearson"^ Cogswell, {Ebeiiczer^, yoscpJv\ Nathaniel'^, Johifi, Wil- 
liain^, yolni^), son of Ebenezer'^ [ 431 ] and Betsey (VViggin) Cogswell, 
was born May 2, 1823, in Tam worth, N. H. He married, April, 1843, 
' Thankful Hidden, daughter of William Hidden. She was born in 
Tamworth, N. H, where they lived. Mr. Cogswell married, 1848, 
-Saj'ak Davis, of Lancaster, Mass. Mr. Cogswell died April 20, 1864. 


Eri, [1459] b. Aug., 1855. 

Francis, [1460] b. 1846; m. April i, 1869, Bridget Kelly. 


[ 869 ] 


Hannah' Cogswell, {Ebeneser^, yoscph^, Nathaniel'^, yohifl, Wil- 
lianP-, yohn^), daughter of Ebenezer" [431] and Betsey (Wiggin) Cogs- 
well, was born May 4, 1825, in Tamworth, N. H. She married, Jan. 
I, 1850, Silas Meserve, son of Ephraim and Sarah (Gray) Meserve. 
He was born Oct. 29, 181 2, in Jackson, N. H., where they resided. 



Silas Dccatin; b. Nov. 9, 1850. 

Willis ArtJiington^\. p , ^ „ j He died in childhood, Dec. 15, 1859. 
Wilbur Livingston, ) ' < He died in early life, Nov. 22, 1880. 

Sarah Elizabeth, b. May 17, i860. 



Emily^ Cogswell, {Ebc?teser^\ yoscp/r", NatJianiel'', JoJnf', Wil- 
linni^, yohii"), daughter of Ebenezer"^ [431 J and Betsey (Wiggin) Cogs- 
well, was born Sept. 11, 1827, in Tamworth, N. H. She married, 
March 27, 1852, Francis Ford, son of James and Ann Ford. He was 
born 1820, in Scotland. They resided in Roxbury and Boston, Mass. 
Mrs. Ford died Aug. 11, 1866. 


Ann Elisabeth, b. April 19, 1853; m. 1878, Charles W. Gault ; d. Oct. 2, 1881. 

Francis, b. Sept., 1856. He died in childhood, Nov. i, 1S61. 

William //., b. Feb. 7, 1858. 

Frederic, b. Aug., 1859. He died in infancy, i860. 


[ 877 ] 


Martha Ellen^ Cogswell, {Elliott Colby^\ yoseplr", NatJianiel'^, 
yohifi, William^-, yohn^), daughter of Rev. Elliott Colby*^' [439] and 
Sophia Ann (Adams) Cogswell, was born Dec. 28, 1849, i^'' Newmar- 
ket, N. H. She married, Dec. 3, 1874, yolui G. Mead, son of John G. 
and Harriet N. Mead. He was born Feb. 5, 1850, in North wood, 
N. H. They resided No. 124 Flatbush Avenue, l^rooklyn, N. Y. 


John Cogswell, b. Sept. 8, 1880. 





Elizabeth Greenleaf^ Cogswell, {Elliott Colb/', Joseph^, Nathan- 
iel^, Johifi, Wtlliain-, yohn^), daughter of Rev. Elliott Colby*^ [439] and 
Sophia Ann (Adams) Cogswell, was born March 5, 1852, in Newmar- 
ket, N. H. She married, Feb. 28, 1877, Charles H. Prescott, son of 
Winthrop T. and Martha S. Prescott. He was born July i, 1853, in 
Deerfield, N. H. They resided in Walpole, Mass., and No. 124 Flat- 
bush Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y, 


Edivard Cogswell, b. Dec. 29, 1878. He died in childhood, Feb. 9, 1882. 




Adam Holden" Cogswell, {Joiiathaif', Jeremiah-', Caleb'', Adam^, 
William-, yohu^), son of Jonathan*^ [445] and Sarah (Tuttle) Cogswell, 
was born July 29, 1801, in Westford, Mass. He married, March 20, 
1823, Mary White, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary B. White. She 
was born Oct. 15, 1806, in Hallowell, Me They resided in Coxsackie, 
N. Y., afterward removed to Weston and subsequently to Waltham, 
Mass. Mr. Cogswell died June 21, 1843. Mrs. Cogswell died April 
30, 1877, in Methuen, Mass. 

Thomas C , [1461] b. April 18, 1824; m. July 27, 1850, ^Aniy J. Parks; m. -Mary 

Makv Jane, [1462] b. July 19, 1826; m. Feb. 15, 1846, ^Joseph E. Haywardj m. 

Aug. 22, 1872, "i-CharlesJ. Bullock. 
Lucy A., [1463] b. March 2, 1828; m. May 25, 1S47, ^Silas IF. Clafliu ; m. '^Alfred 

L. Hill. 
SOPHRONIA, [1464] b. Jan. 26, 1832. She died in infancy, Sept. 5, 1833. 
SoPHRONiA, [1465] b. Dec. 14, 1834; m. Dec. 13, 1852, Oliver P. Jones. 
Adams H.. [1466] b. Aug. 1 1 , 1836; m. April 9, 1864, '^Frances L. Painter ; ni. Nov. 

22, 1870, ''■Mrs. Clara A. {Stickney) Billifigs. 
DoRCASiNE, [1467] b. Sept. 3, 1837. She died in infancy, July 19, 1838. 
JOli/.a M., [1468] b. Dec. 18, 1838; m. Nov. 4, 1856, Hastings Yotmg. 
George H., [1469] b. Oct. 26, 1840. He died in early life, Aug. 14, 1853. 


I 888 ] 

Mary"^ Cogswell, {JoJuf\ JoJur\ JoJni^, Johii^, yo/m-, jfo/iii''), 
daughter of John'^ [ 457 ] and Abigail (Goodwin) Cogswell, was born 
May 7, 1768, in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass. She married, Dec. 12, 1793, 
IVinthi'op Bwiiham, son of Thomas and Mary (Howes) Rurnham. He 
was born Sept. 5, 1759, i'"* Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass. Mrs. Burnham 
died April 12, 1833. Mr. Burnham died Nov 23, 1852. 


William Howard, b. Aug. 31, 1794. He died, unmarried, Sept. 7, 1821. 

Mary, b. Jan. 21, 1797. She died unmarried. 

Eunice, b. Oct. i, 1799; m. Marcli 24, 1820, Epes Story; d. Sept. 24, 1842. 

Clarissa, b. Oct. 15, 1802; m. Oct. 3, \?>26.John S. Bnriiha7n. 

Sally, b. April 4, 1805; m. June 20, 18^0, /o/iu F. BurnJiani j d, Sept. 21, [842. 

IVijtthrop, b. Aug. 21, 1808; m. June 6, 1839, Lticy Ann Robitison. 

A child, b. Aug. 23, 1811 ; died in infancy, Aug. 25, 1811. 




John'^ Cogswell, {John^, John^, yolin'^, yoJufi, JoJin^, yolin^), son 
of John*^ [451] and Anna (Steele) Cogswell, was born Sept. 24, 1784, 
in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass. He married, April 29, 1810, Lncretia 
Day, daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth (Hodgkins) Day. She was 
born Sept., i^^J, in Ipswich, Mass. They resided in Essex, Mass. 
Mr. Cogswell died Oct. 4, 1855. Mrs. Cogswell died Nov. 2, 1865. 


Anna Steele, [1470] b. Jan. 12, 1811 ; m. Dec. 17, 1831, Zacheus Lee. 

John, [1471] b. Nov. 17, 1S12; m. 1834, Elizabeth Clark. 

Aaron Day, [1472] b. Feb. 29, 181 5. He was lost at sea, Nov., 1837. 

Hannah Day, [1473] b. Dec. 25, 1819; m. Nov. 15, 1838, Williaju Holmes Perkins. 

Charles, [1474] b. Feb. 2, 1825; m.. Jessie Ann McDonnell. 

George, [1475] b. March 12, 1827; m. Jan. 11, 1864, Louisa Ingersoll. 

Edward, [1475^;] b. June 18, 1830. He died in childhood, Dec. 12, 1831. 

Edward, [1476] b. Dec. 6, 1833; m. Jan. 14, 1869, Mary Ann Vermont; d. 1832. 



William' Cogswell, {William^, John^, yohn'^, Johifi, yohn^, 
yohn^), son of William [ 458 ] and Lucretia (Burnham) Cogswell, was 
born 1772, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married, Jan. 17, 
1805, Lucy Choate She was born 1787, in Ipswich, Mass. They 
resided in Chebacco Parish. Mr, Cogswell died Sept. 7, 1829. Mrs. 
Cogswell died Feb. 5, 1876. 


William, [1477] b. Nov. 29, 1805 ; m. Sept. 10, \Z-}y^^ Rachel Johnson j d. April 17, 1866. 
Jeremiah, [1478] b. Sept. 11, 1807 ;m. Sept. 19, i^-^yli Hannah Choafcjd. Jan. 3, 1861. 
Franx-is, [1479] b. May 4, 1810; m. Dec. 25, 1S77, Kctiirah Cook ; d. Dec. 19, 1878. 
Washington, [1480] b. Feb. 3, 1814. He died in childhood, July 7, iSiS. 
Addison, [1481] b. Nov. 11, 1815. 


William Cogswell was a farmer and filled various town offices. 
IViUiam Coi^KnucIl [ 1477 ] resided in West Lynn, Mass. There were no children. 
Francis Cogszvcll [ 1479 ] resided in Zanesville, Ohio. He died without children. 
Addison Cooswell, Esq. [ 1481 ], was a man of culture, wealth, and prominence in 
Essex, Mass. 




Zacheus^ Cogswell, ( William^\ yohn^, yoJin'^, yohii^, yo/m^, 
yohn^), son of William'' [ 458 ] and Lucretia (Burnham) Cogswell, was 
born Sept. lO, 1773, in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass. He married Jan. i, 
1807, Abigail Loiv, daughter of Thomas and Dolly (Choate) Low. She 
was born Dec. 22, 1781, in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass., where they 
resided. Mr. Cogswell died March 14, 1842. Mrs. Cogswell died May 
21, 1 849. 

THEIR children WERE: 

Caleh, [1482] b. Oct. 25, 1807; m. Oct. 15, 1831, Elizabeth Burnham. 

Francis, [1483] b. Oct. 29, 1809; m. June 26, 1836, ^Lois Bowditchj m. 1851, -Sarah 

Jajte Burnhafn; d. July 16, 1868. 
Darius, [1484] b. Aug. 2, 1812; m. April 9, 1849, ^-^fifi C. Choate; m. July 3, 1859, 

"^Caroline N. Foss j d. Oct. 15, 1866. 
Polly, [1485] b. April 29, 1817 ; m. Daniel Norton; d. May 13, 1844. 
Zacheus, [i486] b. Feb. 21, 1822. He died in early manhood, July 30, 1852. 




Epes" Cogswell, ( William^', John'', yohn'^, John^, yoJni^, yo/m^), 
son of William*^ [ 458 } and Liicretia (Burnham) Cogswell, was born 
Dec. 15, 1775, in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. He married, March 
27, 1806, Mary Trask, daughter of Israel Trask. She was born April i, 
1777, in Beverly, Mass. They lived in Salem, Mass. Mrs. Cogswell 
died July, 1824. Mr. Cogswell died Nov. 11, 1868. 


Mary Trask, [1487] b. Feb. 8, 180S; m. Sept. 28, 1828, Rev. Charles Morgridge ; 

d. Jan. 28, 1864. 
LucRETiA, [1488] b. Nov. 29, 1809. She died April 28, 1856. 
Elizabeth, [1489] b. Aug. 22, 1813. She resided in Salem, Mass. 
Epes, [1490] b. Nov. 15, 181 5; m. Sept. 10, iZ^T, Martha R.Haiinnond; 6.. Nov. 16, 1S62. 
Julia Ann, [1491] b. Sept. 16, 1818; m. Nov. 30, 1843, Ebenezer Cleaveland. 


Epes Cogswell, it is said, ilkistvated these .Scriptures : '■'■ A^ot slotJiful in business, fei-voit 
ill spirit, serving the Lord.'''' 




Lucretia' Cogswell, ( William^, yoJin\ Johii^, yoJufi, yoJnfi, 
yohn^), daughter of William'' [458] and Lucretia (Burnham) Cogswell, 
was born Aug. 30, 1781, in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass. She married, 
March 18, 1802, Col. yoJui P. CJioatc, son of Stephen and Elizabeth 
(Patch) Choate. He was born Jan. 22, 1781, in Ipswich, Mass. They 
resided in Essex, Mass. Mrs. Choate died Sept. 28, 1848. Col. Choate 
died June 23, 1863. 


Lucretia, b. July 7, 1803; m. Elias Savage j d. Oct. 30, 1829. 
John, b. Dec. 25, 1804; m. Anstice M. Smith j d. March 29, 1850. 
Mary Lotue, b. March 25, 1S06; m. Elias Savage; d. Feb. 11, 1S84. 
Abigail Patch, b. May 25, 1809. She died in early life, May 19, 1834. 
Clara, b. Dec. 15, 1810. 

Epes., b. Dec. 21, 1812; m. Jan. 14, 1845, Aim B. Ketmard ; d. July, 1869. 
Carolitie, b. Oct. 8, 181 5; m. April 13, 1865, Edivard T. Lee. 
Ira.^ b. July 24, 181 7 ; m. Nov. 12, 1840, Sarah E, S. Kennard. 




Polly" Cogswell, ( William^, John-^, John\ Johifl, Jolm-, John^), 
daughter of Willian/' [458] and Lucretia (Burnham) Cogswell, was 
born in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass. She married, Jan. 14, 1802, Abel 
Low. They lived in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass, Mrs. Low died 1805. 


Polly, m. Barnard. 




[ 908 ] 


Hezekiah" Cogswell, {Ezra^\ Hezekialv", Samuel'', SamueP, JoJin', 
John^), son of Ezra*^ [ 468 ] and Elizabeth (Dewey) Cogswell, was born 
Oct. 18, 1766, in Nova Scotia. He married, April 17, I'jOfi, Hannah 
Smith. She was born June 28, 1766, in Goshen, Mass. They resided 
in Chesterfield, Mass. 


Abel, [1492] b. 1791. 

Sally, [1493] b. May 23, 1793. She died in early life, Aug. 7, 1810. 

DANn-:L, [1494] b. May 24, 1795; m. 1S18, Soplirom'a White. 

Cynthia, [1495] b. Sept. 21, 1798 ; m. Oct., 1820, Chapman Rhoades ; d. July 6, 1870. 

Harvey, [1496] b. Sept. 12, 1801. He died in early life, Jan. 15, 1816. 

Norman, [1497] b. Oct. 23, 1803 : m., 1832, Elisa Foely. 

\'esta, [1498] b. May 16, 1806. 


[ 909 1 


Desire" Cogswell, {Erjra^, Hezekiah-\ Sam.iiel'^, Samuel'- , yohtr, 
jFohn^), daughter of Ezra" [ 468 ] and Elizabeth (Dcwcy) Cogswell, was 
born Feb. 22, 1769, in Nova Scotia. She married, June 9, 1791, jfoel 
Rust, son of Elijah and Miriam (Strong) Rust. He was born 1770, in 
Northampton, Mass. They resided in Westhampton, Mass. Mr. Rust 
died Nov. 11, 1843. Mrs. Rust died Oct. 18, 1848. 



Norman^ b. March 24, 1792. He died in boyhood, Oct. 6, 1798. 
Lydia^ b. Sept. 19, 1793; m. Dec. 2S, 1815, Capt. Richard Hale ; d. Jan. 10, 1837. 
Mary, b. June 12, 1795 ; m. Bettjamin Norton; d. April 29, 1866. 
Betsey^ b. June 18, 1797. She died in infancy, Feb. 28, 1798. 
Eliza, b. Jan. 16, 1799; "''• June 8, 1831, Zenas Clark; d. June 30, i860. 
Julia, b. Sept. 27, 1803; xn. Jonathan Judd; d. Dec. 5, 1850. 
Joel, b. April i, 1806; m. Sept., 182S, Meixy Wright ; d. Oct. 6, 1837. 
Theodore, b. Feb. i, 1808; m. Dec. 11, 1832, Emetine Hunt ; d. Sept. 30, 1883. 


[ 914 ] 


Sarah''' Cogswell, [E.zra^, HezekiaJv", Samuel'', Sarmiel"^, yohii-, 
JoJiit'), daughter of Ezra [ 468 1 and Elizabeth (Dewey) Cogswell, was 
born April 9, 1781, in Chesterfield, Mass. She married, July 30, 1801, 
Nehcmiah White, son of Nehemiah and Mary (Ripley) White. He 
was born in Chesterfield, Mass. They resided in Williamsburg, Mass. 
Mr. White died Dec. i, 1834. Mrs. White died July 28, 1852. 


Newman i?., b. May 29, 1802; m. Jenkins ; d. May i, 1879. 

Mary, b. Dec. 24, 1803; m. Spencer Bartlett. 

Harmony, b. Jan. 3, 1806. She died Feb. 16, 1875. 

Elvira, b. March 7, 1808. She died in early life, Aug., 1836. 

Sarah Maria, b. May 24, 1810. 

David, b. May 12, 181 2. 

Elizabeth, b. March 3, 1814. She died May 16, 1874. 

Ezra C, b. July i, 1816. He died July, 1879. 

Harvey, b. Sept. 2, 1818; m. . 

Jttlia Ann, b. May 17, 1821 ; m. March 4, \S^2, John T. Fitch. 
Joseph, b. April 2, 1825. He died in infancy, May 18, 1825. 


spencer Bartlett was born in Guilford, Mass. He and his sistcr-in4a\v, F.lizabeth 
White, were among the one lunulrcd and thirly-six victims of the Mill River disaster, 
May 16, 1874. 




Martha'^ Cogswell, (Esm^, HczekiaJv\ Samuel '\ SannieP, JoJuf-, 
jfo//ii^), daughter of Ezra*^ [468] and Elizabeth (Dewey) Cogswell, was 
born in Chesterfield, Mass. She married, May 27, 1803, Syhauns 
White, son of Nehemiah and Mary (Ripley) White He was born 
in Chesterfield, Mass., where they resided, but removed, in 1826, to 
Bricksville, Ohio, where they died. 



Austin., b. April 24, 1805. 

Eliza, ij. Jan. 5, 1809; m. April 25, 1826, Rev. Anson Diuight ; d. Dec. 14, 1866. 

Farmelia, b. Jan. 29, 1811. 

Edwin., b. May 14, 1813. 

Harvey, b. Oct. 22, 1815. He died in infancy, June 23, 1S16. 

J nil us. Addison. Eli. Cordelia. Martha. 

m cm or antra. 

Sylvamis Wliite was a wheelwright, a teacher of music, chorister, and an expert violinist. 

Anson D^vight, son of Dorus and Sarah (Rogers) Uwight, wa.s born July 29, 1804, in 
Williamstown, Mass. He became a minister, and was settled for some years in Ohio, also 
in ]')lairstown, Iowa, where Mrs. Dwight died, Dec. 14, 1866. They had two children : Eliza 
Maria, b. July 23, 1S27, m. March 15, 1846, A. Engram ; Harriet Parmclia, b. June 3, 1S31, 
ni. William Snow. Rev. Mr. Dwight retired, in 1867, u]5on a farm in Chesterfield, Mass., 
where he was living in 1S84. 


[ 916 ] 


Elihu'^ Cogswell, {Aaron^\ Hesekia/i-\ Samuel'^, Saviuel'-^, JoJui^-, 
yohn^), son of Aaron^' [ 469 J and Susanna (Edgarton) Cogswell, was 
born Oct. 11, 1759, in Cornwallis, N. S. He married Rebecca Hozvlaiid, 
daughter of Ichabod Howland. She was born 1760, in North Yar- 
mouth, N. S. They resided in Cornwallis, N. S., and Oromocto, N. Jl 
Mrs. Cogswell died April i6, 1816. Mr. Cogswell died Nov. 9, 1834. 

38 1 


Rehecca, [1499] b. July 4, 1775; m. Dec, \Sot„ Jonathan Broiun. 

Susan, [1500] b. Aug. 3, 1778; m. 1815, Asa Kimball. 

Joel, [1501]. He died young. 

William, [1502]. He died young. 

Daniel, [1503] b. Dec. 16, i786;m. Aug. 11, \'6\(),Abi_i^ail Nervcomb ; d. June i, 1874. 

Isaac, [1504] b Oct. 17, 1789; m. 1822, Mary Stenex ; d. Nov. 23, 1861. 

Annie, [1505] b. Jan. 28, 1791. She died Oct. 22, 1873. 

Elihu, [1506] ; m. Aug. 22, 1839, Rebecca Dickcrson. 

Charles C, [1507] b. Dec. 8, 1798; m. Sept. 27, x'&t.-}^, Mary A. Flynn; d. May 5, 1S66. 

Amos, [1508] b. Nov. 17, 1804; m. Martha M. Grass. 


[ 917 1 


Daniel''' Cogswell, {Aaron*^, HczekiaJi', Saviiicl\ SaviucP, Johi~, 
John^), son of Aaron*^ \ 469 ] and Susanna (Edgarton) Cogswell, was 
born July 13, 1771, in Cornwallis, N. S. He married, Oct. 20, 1802, 
Abigail Ncivconib, daughter of John and Thankful (Burgess) Newcomb. 
She was born April 10, 178 1, in Cornwallis, N. S., where they resided. 
Mrs. Cogswell died Sept. 22, 1858. Mr. Cogswell died Dec. 9, 1858. 

their crildren were : 

John Edgarton, [1509] b. July 13, 1803; m. 1832, Mary Darlino^ ; d. June 18, 

Aaron, [1510] b. Feb. 3, 1805. He died, unmarried, April 24, 1871. 
Sarah Anne, [1511] b. Dec. 5, i8o6; m. July 5, 1828, Peru Rosin Terry. 
Benjamin B., [1512] b. Oct. 2, 1807; m. Nov. 10, 1832, ^Sarali Jackson; m. June, 

1 85 1, "-Mrs. Susan E. Cleaveland.- 
Joel, [1513] b. Feb. 13, 1810: m. May 26, 1852, Olivia Ann Xewconib j d. Nov., 

Eliza Alice, [1514] b. July 6, 1813; m. July i, 1835, Shubacl Parker ; d. June ri, 

Daniel, [1515] b. Aug. i, 1814; ni. June 16, 1844, '^ Abigail Johnson ; m. Sept. 26, 1854, 

'^Cynthia Amelia Caldwell j d. Dec. 9, 1857. 
James N., [1516] b. July 17, 1815 ; m. Feb. 10, 1842, Anna Cameron. 
William Henry, [1517] b. March 26, 1819; m. Oct. i, 1855, Sarah Ann Newcomb. 
Abigail, [1518] b. Oct, 22, 1822; m. June 24, 1850. Obadiah Newcomb j d. March 9, 

Margaret Maria, [1519] b. May 18, 1825. 





Allison^ Cogswell, {Aaron^, He::ckiaJi\ Sain/tel\ Sainuel'^, yohit-, 
y<?////^), daughter of Aaron*^ [469] and Susanna (Edgarton) Cogswell, 
was born in Cornwallis, N. S. She married Enoch Steadinan. 


Benjamin. Faiiiiy., m. Bcnjainiii Sheffield. 

Susan. Nancy .^ m. George Cox. 

Hannah, m. Isaac Jackson. Mary, m. Aaron Sheffield. 

Sarah, m. Peter Pinneo. Daniel. 


[ 922 ] 


Hannah^ Cogswell, {Aaroiif-\ Hczekia/i", Sainiicl\ SauuLcl'-^, yo/iii~, 
^(?////'), daughter of Aaron^[469] and Susanna (Edgarton) Cogswell, 
was born Oct. ii, 1869, in Cornwallis, N. S. She married, May 24, 
1787, Edmund Porter, son of John Porter. He was born May 15, 1768. 
They resided in Cornwallis, N. S. Mrs Porter died March 2, 1848. 
Mr. Porter died Sept. 15, 1854. 


Rebecca, b. IVlarch 15, 1788; m./ohn //arris. 

Enoch Edgarton, b. May 2, 1789; m. Sarah McCorniick. 

Aaron Edgarton, b. Nov. 2, 1791. 

Joel, b. May 11, 1794. 

Susanna, h. Sept. 13, 1796; m. Samuel McCorniic/c. 

Lois, b. Dec. 21, 1798; m. Joshua Ells. 

Olivia, b. July 8, 1801. She died in cliildhood, Jan. 17, 1S03. 

Edmund, b. Dec. 8, 1803. He died in infancy, Dec. 8, 1S03. 

John, b. May 10, 1806; d. March 29, 1868. 

Henry, h. May 12, 1810; m. Caroline Boyd. 

Allison, b. June 29, 1813. She died in childhood, May 17, 1821, 



[ 923 1 


Susanna^ Cogswell, {Aarou^, Hesckia/i'^', Saninci^, SaviucP, yohn~, 
yoliii^), daughter of Aaron*^ [469] and Ruth (Parish) Cogswell, was 
born in Cornwallis, N. S. She married Lemuel Ells, son of Joshua 




Mary, m. Rro. Robert Decide. 

Ruth, ni. Andreiv Bent ley. 
Hannah, m. Rev. Robert Deckie. 
Susan, m. Whitman. 




RuTH^ Cogswell, {Aarou'^, Hezekialv', Samuel^, Scviiiiel'^, JoJin-, 
John'^), daughter of Aaron" [469] and Ruth (Parish) Cogswell, was 
born in Cornwallis, N. S. She married Thouias Ells, son of Joshua 


Aaron C. 

Mehi table, m. Gideon Loo mis. 

Rebecca, m. Thomas Lon;j;ley. 

Oliver, m. Mercy Parish. 




[ 925 ] 


Samuel" Cogswell, {Oliver^\ Hezekialfi, Samuel'', SavmeP, yohii~, 
yuhiC-), son of Oliver'' [470] and Abigail (Ells) Cogswell, was born 
Dec. 29, 1774, in Cornwallis, N. S. He married, April 1 1, 1805, Emma 
Loveless, daughter of John and Hannah Loveless. She was born Jan. 
2, 1786, in Greenwich, N. S. They resided in Horton, N. S. Mr. 
Cogswell died June 6, 184L Mrs. Cogswell died Dec. 29, 1873. 



Oliver Hezekiah, [1520] b. Feb. 21, 1806; m. March 11, 1828, Rebecca Crowe. 

John F., [1521] b. May 4, 1807. 

JosHUH B., [1522] b. Dec. 4, 1808; m. Sept. 18, 1832, Ann Potter. 

Mary Ann, [1523] b. Sept. i, 1810; m Jan. 19, 1830, Richard R. Crowe. 

Hannah M , [1524] b. Nov. i, 1812; m. 1842, Alden Banks; d. Aug. 18, 1843. 

William E., [1525] b. March 21, 1815. He died in early hfe, Oct. 31, 1830. 

Enoch L., [1526] b. May 9, 18 17; m. Graves. 

Aaron, [1527] b. May 26, 1820; m. Oct. 29, 1842, '^Lydia Ann Beckzaith; m. July 19, 

1875, "Griselda Messenger. 
Samuel, [1528] b. May 29, 1826. He died in infancy, Aug, 27, 1826. 


[ 926 ] 


Elizabeth'' Cogswell, {Oliver^, HczekiaJi^, Samuel^, Samuel'-^, 
yohu-, j/'o/iii'^), daughter of Oliver*^ L 470 ] and Abigail (Ells) Cogswell, 
was born in Cornwallis, N. S. She married Joseph Borden, son of 
Perry and Mary Borden. He was born in Falmouth, N. S. They 
lived in Cambridge, Cornwallis, N. S. 

THEIR children Vi^ERE : 

Amy p., b. July 4, 1795 ; m. Daniel Rodick. 

C/iarlottc, b. April 4, 1797; m. Ezra Huntington ; d. Aug. 10, 1848. 

Abigail Susanna, b. 1798. She was living in 1S82. 

Ann, b. Aug. 15, 1799. She died in early womanhood, Dec. 23, 1836. 

Samuel ., b. Aug. 4, 1803. 

Hezekiah C, h. Sept. 3, 1804; m. Margaret Mathcwson. 

Betsey. vShe died in early life. 




William^ Cogswell, {Masoii^, Hezekiah-', Savinel'^, Samuel'-^, yohtr, 
yohti^), son of Mason'' [477] and Lydia (Huntington) Cogswell, was 
born 1772, in Cornwallis, N. S. He married, Feb. 26, 1795, Eunice 
Beckivith. She was born Aug. 16, 1772. They lived in Cornwallis, N. S. 



Hezekiah John, [1529] b. July 9, 1797; m. ^A'ancy Mannbn^; m. March 9, 1829, 

'Ann Bcntlcy J d. Oct. 6, 1855. 
Mason, [1530] b. Aug. 26, 1799. He died in early life, Sept. 1 1, 1823. 
WiLLiA.M, [1531] b. Sept. 8, 1801. He died in early life, Oct. 2, 1824. 
Rebecca, [1532] b. July i, 1805; m. Feb, 19, 1826, Caleb Rand Bill; d. July 15, 1845. 
Holmes, [1533] b. Sept. 10, 1810. He died in childhood, July 18, 1815. 


[ 930 ] 

Eunice^ Cogswell, {Masoif\ HezekiaJi', Sanmel^, Samuel'^, JoJin"'-, 
y*?////^), daughter of Mason'"' [ 411 J and Lydia (Huntington) Cogswell, 
was born May 8, 1774, in Cornwallis, N. S. She married, 1797, Charles 
Chipjuan, son of John Chipman. Vid. The Chipman Genealogy. 

THEIR children WERE: 

Einily^ b. 179S. Eunice, m. Rt'7'. Mars/crs Harris. 

Afary A tine, b. 1799. Lavinia. 

John Hancock, d. 1824. Charles, d. April 27, 1882. 

Horatio Nelsott, m. June, 1S32, Sarah A. Garland. Isabella Ellis. 




Henry Hezekiah^ Cogswell, {Mason^, Hczekialv', Sanuiel^, Sain- 
tiel^, yohiir', yoJiu^), son of Mason" [4771 and Lydia (Huntington) 
Cogswell. He was born April 12, 1776, in Cornwallis, N. S. He 
married Isabella Ellis, daughter of Rev. William and Isabella (Colqu- 
houn) Ellis. She was born 1779, ^"^ Windsor, N. S. They resided in 
Halifax, N. S. Mrs. Cogswell died May 7, 1850. Hon. Henry H. 
Cogswell died Nov. 9, 1854. 



A DAUGHTER, [1534]. She died in infancy. 

Henry Ellis, [1535]. He died in early life, Nov. 5, 1827. 

Isabella, [1536J bapf. March 3, 1808. She died in infancy. 

William, [1537] b. 1809; m. Eleanor Belcher ; d. June 5, 1847. 

John, [1538] b. 1811. He died in childhood, Nov. 8, 1818. 

Charles, [1539] b. May 12, 1S13 ; m. Sept. 2, 1848, Frances Mary Goodrich. 

Edward, [1540] b. 1815. He died in childhood. June 7, 1818. 

Mary Elliott, [1541] b. Feb. 3, 181 7. She died in early life, Oct. 22, 1839. 

Isabella Binney, [1542] b. July 6, 1819. She died Dec. 6, 1874. 

James C, [1543] b. Dec. 9, 1820; m. Nov.12, 1849, Sophia Aliiion ; d. May 3, 1867. 

Henry Hezekiah Cogswell was born on the 12th of April, 1776, in 
Cornwallis, Kings Co., N. S. He had the advantage of being able to complete 
his education at the University of King's College, Windsor. This institution, 
founded by a provincial grant in 1788, and endowed in 1802 by George HI. 
with a Royal Charter, is stated in its yearly calendar to be the first British 
University established in the Dominion. Its patron is the Archbishop of 
Canterbury, but it is open to students of all denominations, and imposes no 
religious test in any faculty, with the exception of Divinity. The name of the 
Cogswell family appears on its list of members for three generations. 

While at the university, Mr. Cogswell received much encouragement, 
always afterwards gratefully acknowledged, from Professor the Rev. William 
Cochran, D. D., a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, with whom he formed 
a personal friendship which lasted during their lives, and was continued in the 
lives of their children. 

From college Mr. Cogswell proceeded to Halifax, and studied law under 
two leading practitioners in succession. He was offered a commission in the 
army by the Duke of Kent, then commander of the Royal forces in Nova 
Scotia, but respectfully declined, and in due course was admitted to the Bar, 
Oct. 10, 1798. For a few years he was associated in business with Hon. 
Richard J. Uniacke, in whose office he had studied his profession, and who 
from 1795 to 1807 was Attorney-General for Nova Scotia. 

Upon the favorable suggestion of Hon. Sampson S. Blowers, Chief Justice 
of Nova Scotia, Mr. Cogswell was appointed, Jan. 18, 1812, Deputy Provincial 
Secretary for the Province of Nova Scotia. During the American War of 
1812-1814, money flowed freely through the Halifax law courts, and he 
improved the opportunity to lay the foundation of a fortune which in process 
of time accumulated to large proportions. In this he was not altogether sin- 
gular, though many, as usual on such occasions, acted as if they imagined the 
golden stream was going to flow on forever. Some years later it occurred to 
him that there was a want of a joint stock bank in Halifax, the banking busi- 
ness having been thus far conducted without concert by private individuals. 






In 1825, at his persuasion, seven noted capitalists were induced to join him in 
founding the Halifax Banking Company, among the partners being Samuel 
CuNARD, a large ship-owner, and the future mail contractor of world-wide 
celebrity. The others were yohn Clark, Joseph Allison, William Pryor, jFames 
Tobin, Efios Collins, and Martin Gay Black. How the enterprise fared was 
long a mystery to the public, but at length the truth got abroad that the 
profits partook of the "fabulous," and as a consequence "the old bank" has 
now many flourishing rivals. Mr. Cogswell was chosen the first President, 
and that office he continued to hold until his death in 1854. 

We find it recorded in Murdoch, that in 18 18 Mr. Cogswell was returned 
at the head of the poll as member for Halifax, and escaped the usual honor of 
a chairing by pleading as an excuse the recent loss of a child, apparently John, 
the third son, who died at an early age. In 1824 he was appointed Registrar 
in the Court of Chancery, which position he held until 1829. The next step 
in promotion was his elevation to the rare and coveted honor of a seat in the 
Legislative Council, in 183 1. It was during his connection with that body that 
a long-continued agitation against its constitution proved finally successful. 

]\Ir. Cogswell continued to take a warm interest in objects of public utility, 
and in particular was a prominent supporter of the scheme for constructing a 
railroad from Halifax to Quebec. This great work, now long accomplished, 
was for many years regarded as all but hopeless, on account of the financial 
difficulties in the way. In thinking over these it occurred to him that if the 
Provinces were deficient in money, they possessed the reality of wealth in the 
shape of vast tracts of ungranted land, and he proposed that five millions of 
acres along the intended line should be appropriated as security for a loan. 
This plan immediately took a strong hold on the public mind, but it conflicted 
with rival schemes, and no progress was made with the railroad until after the 
confederation of the Provinces, when it was completed out of the general 
revenue. But the idea survived, and has been since applied on the largest 
scale in the continuation of the line to the Pacific. His views were published 
in a pamphlet in 1852. 

Mr. Cogswell died Nov, 9, 1854, in his family mansion on Argyle Street, 
Halifax, N. S., at the age of seventy-eight. He had been long in failing 
health, having suffered much affliction from the loss of his wife and several of 
his children. As his end approached he expressed a hope that he might be 
spared the trial of a protracted illness, and his desire was granted. His 
remains were interred in the family enclosure at the Camp Hill Cemetery, 
the site being marked by a monument of native granite sculptured with the 
emblematic scallop shells. 

Mrs. Isabella (Ellis) Cogswell was the daughter of Rev. William Ellis, 
Rector of Windsor, N. S. This gentleman's history is one of those romances 
in real life of which the annals of colonization afford so many examples. 
He was the son of a Master in Chancery in Ireland, and taking some 
oiTence at the division of the paternal estate among the heirs, gave up every- 
thing, and resolved on emigrating as a missionary to Nova Scotia. He was 


ordained Deacon and Priest by the Bishop of London in 1774, and crossed 
the Atlantic with his wife, leaving children behind them. His daughter Isabella 
was born at Windsor, the only child of the new home. She never saw brother 
or sister. That Mr. Ellis had been a man of some good settled position in 
Ireland would appear from the personal effects he and his wife brought with 
them, some of which are still preserved as heirlooms, including rich brocade 
dresses, and articles of plate and jewelry engraved with a "Dolphin" crest. 
Of curious interest are a lock of hair, and a gold ring with the two sides slid- 
ing on each other, and so contrived that when they are brought together the 
mounting represents a "hand in hand." They were merely wrapped in a 
paper with thewTiting on it: " Flora Macdonald's hair and ring." How they 
came into the possession of the family is unknown, but Isabella Ellis used to 
speak of the ring as one of several given by Charles Edward to Flora Mac- 
donald for distribution among his adherents. 

Nine children were the offspring of the marriage, of whom three died in 
childhood. Six reached maturity, and only one was living in 1884, Charles 
Cogswell, M. D. 11539], of London. Of those who grew up to adult 
estate, some were well known to a public that may possibly turn with peculiar 
interest to this part of the volume for the sake of old memories. 

Henry Ellis Cogswell was born in 1806, and at the proper age was 
sent to the Halifax Grammar School, then, or soon after, presided over by 
the Rev. Dr. Twining, whose labors in another field as Garrison Chaplain are 
commemorated in the memoir of Headley Vicars. When duly prepared he 
matriculated at King's College, where he was an ardent and successful student. 
But his lot was cast in the pre sanitary days of "all work and no play," and 
his health had early begun to suffer from over-devotion to brain work. After 
taking his degree, he studied law in his father's office, but was cut off in his 
twenty-second year, before completing his term for admission to the bar. " A 
YOUTH OF great PROMISE." Such is his brief epitaph, written on the last 
page of Murdoch's history of Nova Scotia. 

Isabella Binney Cogswell. The name of this lady was for many years 
a household word in Halifax. Her noble life may be regarded as one of the 
blessed results of her brother William's ministry, and as one of the most 
remarkable examples of the Evangelical revival. The Lord Bishop of the 
Diocese, after her death quoted the following words of Christ as applicable to 
her in every respect : " I was an himgercd, and ye gave me meat ; I was thirsty, 
and ye gave me drink ; I was a stranger, and ye took me in ; naked, and ye clothed 
me ; I was sick, and ye visited tne ; I was in prison, and ye came unto me." To 
the hungry and thirsty she gave food and drink; to the worn with toil, or 
enfeebled by age, or saddened with affiiction, or straitened in circumstances, 
she gave sympathy and relief. She visited the prison to counsel, to pray with, 
to befriend, the depraved and the criminal. Her constant attendance on the 
sick and dying prematurely exhausted her strength, and after fourteen nights 
spent in nursing a friend's family, she was in the grasp of a dangerous illness. 
Prayers were offered for her recovery by every religious denomination in Hal- 


ifax, but it pleased God to end the life of his faithful servant, and she was laid 
to rest amid the grief of the entire community. She had borne a chief part in 
founding the Orphans" Home, the Boys' Industrial School, the Girls' 
Industrial School, and the Home for the Aged. In her will it was found 
she had made a provision towards their maintenance after her decease. A 
memorial font has been placed in the church once gladdened with her |)resence 
and worship. On the base of this memorial font is this inscription : 

" Osrctttb by tin people of this jjlutc in incmonj of 4bc lute 

miss 1. B. GOGSUJeLL, 

Mbo for maiu) iicavs took nn ntlibc intcvcsl in lluir spiviluul bclfurr." 




James" Cogswell, {jl/ason*\ Hczekiah^, Samuel'^, Saviit€l'-\ yohifi, 
yohn^), son of Mason'' [477] and Lydia (Huntington) Cogswell, was 
born June i8, 1779, in Cornwallis, N. S. tie married, 1802, ^ElizabetJi 
Bcckzvitk, daughter of John Chipman Beckwith. She was born 1 782, 
in Cornwallis, N. S., where they resided. Mrs. Cogswell died May 22, 
1822. Mr. Cogswell married -Eunice Eaton, daughter of David Eaton. 
She was born in Canard, N. S. Mr. Cogswell died Sept. iS, 1826, 
Mrs. Eunice Cogswell married -Ebenerjer Kinsman, being his second 
wife. They had no children. 


Lydia A., [1544] b. 1804. She died in early life, May 24, 1823. 

Eunice Anne, [1545] b. 1S06; m. Hants C/tase j d. 1845. 

Sophia Araminta, [1546] b. Oct. 5, 1807; m. Jan. 6, 1831, Hon. William H. Clnp- 

inanj d. June 11, 1878. 
Winkworth Allen, [1547] b. June 10, 1809; m. Oct. 3, 1833, Caroline E. Barnaby j 

d. Oct. 10, i860. 
John, [1548] b. July 6, 181 2 ; m. Jan. 30, 1844, E. Jane Mailman. 
James, [1549] b. 1814. He died unmarried, 1871. 
Catherine, [1550] b. June 17, 1816; m. Feb. 19, 1835, Danforth Xichols ; d. March 

18, 1856. 
Mason E., [1551] b. Sept. 18, 1818; m. June 17, 1858, Ellen G. Born. 


Leander John, [1552] b. 1826; m. Mrs. Steivarf : d. Aug. 27, 1871. 




John'' Cogswell, {Masoif', HezekiaJv", Samuel"^, Samuel'^, yoJin^, 
JoJin^), son of Capt. Mason*' [477] and Lydia (Huntington) Cogswell, 
was born Sept. 26, 1781, in Cornwallis, N. S. He married, 1802, Ruth 
Ann Eaton, daughter of Timothy Eaton. She was born in Cornwallis, 
N. S. They resided in Halifax, N. S. Mr. Cogswell died Feb. 2, 18 10. 


Harriet, [1553] b. March 25, 1803; m. 1^2,1, Joh7i Barnaby. 

GujEON, [1554] b. Jan. 17, 1805 ; m. 1830, Lucilla S. Perkins ; d. Sept. 4, 1879. 

Charlotte, [1555] b. 1806; m. '^James West; m. ^Abraham Porter. 

John Edmund, [1556] b. May, 1808; m. Lydia Bacon ; d. Aug. 6, 1856. 

Mrs. Riitli A. Co^i^rwdl married '^William H. Hilpert. They had two chikh-en : Maria and 
William Henry. Mrs. Hil])ert died in St. John, N. B. Her son, William IL Hilpert, married, 
Sept., 1849, Mrs. Mary E. Kenson, widow of Eliphalet Kenson, of Mont Vernon, N. H. They 
resided in Hill, N. IL, and had two children : Gideon Cogswell and Ella E. Hilpert. 




Anne" Cogswell, {Mason^'\ HezekiaJv\ Samuel^, Samnel^, yohi^, 
JoJin^), daughter of Capt. Mason*^ I 471] and Lydia (Huntington) Cogs- 
well, was born June 16, 1785. in Upper Dyke Village, Cornwallis, N. S. 
She married, April 28, 1810, Hon. yohn Morton, son of Lemuel and 
Martha (Newcomb) Morton. He was born March 25, 1781, in Corn- 
wallis, N. S., where they resided. Mrs. Anne (Cogswell) Morton died 
March 18, 1846. Hon. John Morton died March 3, 1858, at the resi- 
dence of his son in Halifax, N. S. 

their children were: 

George F.lkana, b. March 25, iSi i ; m. May, 1849, Martha Elizabeth Katsman. 
Isabel Ellis, h. May 9, 1813; m. Sept. 19, 1839, Rev. William Thomas Wishart. 
Lvilia,h. May 23, 181 5; m. Sept. 19, i?>y), Edward Lang ley Lydiard, Esq.; died 
Nov. 6, 1856. 


Mart/ia An?!, b. June lo, 1.S17; m. May 25, 1841, Johti Elkana Forsyth, M. D. 
Lemuel James, b. Nov. 22, 1820. 

Williafii Mason, b. Jan. 3, 1822. He died in early life, April 14, 1839. 
Hezekiah Holmes, b. Sept. 28, 1824. He died in childhood, Jan. 29, 1827. 
Majy Rebecca, b. June 20, 1827. She died in infancy, Aug. 28, 1827. 

Mrs. Anne (Cogswell) Morton in person was medium size. She had 
clear blue eyes, a broad but rather low forehead, which are characteristic fea- 
tures of the descendants of her father, Mason Cogswell. She was a discreet, 
witty, and a fine-looking lady. Some one said of her, " I know of no woman 
who so nearly comes up to the standard of Solomon's description, ' She looketh 
well to the ways of her household.^ " There were few specimens of useful or 
fancy work then known in which she did not instruct her daughters. She 
enjoyed with them, and encouraged their reading of sound literary and religious 
books, and gave them an example which they could never forget. Her memory 
is blessed. 


Hon. John Morton, who married Anne Cogszaell, descended from an 
English family, whose ancient homestead, dating 1300, was near Blackburn, 
England. His earliest ancestor in this country was George Morton, who came 
over in 1623 in the ship "Anne." 

Mr. Morton's father, Lemuel Morton, was born Jan. 20, 1754, and died in 
1810. His mother, Martha Newcomb, was born Oct. 12, 1760, and was the 
first female child born among the colonists after their settlement in Nova 
Scotia. She died Feb. 11, 1838. He was of excellent parentage, and had 
good religious instruction. In early manhood he gave attention to agriculture, 
and for several years had the oversight of his grandfather's farm ; subse- 
quently, he purchased a tract of uncleared land, and with woodman's axe and 
manly perseverance he laid low the primeval forests and brought under cul- 
tivation many wide acres near the head waters of the Cornwallis River, not 
far from the present 'town of Berwick, N. S. ; afterwards, he sold his new- 
made farm in the wilderness, and in 1815 built a new house near where his 
grandfather had lived. 

Mr. Morton joined the local militia in 18 10, with the commission of Captain. 
He gradually rose in command, until in 1835 he was appointed Lieutenant- 
Colonel of the Sixth Regiment. In 1827 he was chosen to represent Corn- 
wallis in the Provincial Parliament in Halifax. He was appointed by the 
Provincial Government, in 1835, Justice of the Peace for Kings Co., and 
accepted the office of Commissioner of Sewers and Dykes. In 1840 he was 
appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to the Legislative Council of the Prov- 
ince of Nova Scotia. 

The warrant was given in the following quaint form : 


"To our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor Charles Poulett Thomson, our Captain 
General and Governor in Chief in and over our Province of Nova Scotia, or in his absence 
to our Lieut. Governor, or the officer administering the affairs of our said Province for the 
time being." "Victoria Reg." 

" Right trusty and well-beloved councillor, we greet you well. We, being well satisfied of 
the loyalty, integrity, and ability of our trusty and well beloved John Morton, Esquire, have 
thought hereby to signify our will and pleasure : that forthwith upon the receipt of these 
jjresents you swear and admit him, the said John Morton, to be of our Legislative Council of 
our Province of Nova Scotia, and for so doing this shall be your warrant. Given at our 
Court at I'uckingham Palace, this 23d day of May, 1840, in the third year of our reign. 

" By her Majesty's command. 

(Signed) "J. Russell." 

"John Morton, Esquire, to be of the Legislative Council, Nova Scotia." 

In 1846, he was commissioned by Lord Falkland, then Lieutenant-Gov- 
ernor at Halifax, as Keeper of the Rolls, for his native township. He was 
an influential owner and director of the Western Stage Coach, the Cornwallis 
Bridge, and the Electric Telegraph Companies. In all these varied services 
of public office he was characterized as most genial, manly, and faithful. He 
enjoyed the public confidence, and was popular and well supported by the 
good opinions and votes of those among whom he was called to exercise 
authority. His rule was not to dispute with political opponents, and the oppo- 
nent of to-day became his warm supporter by the to-morrow. 

As a member of legislative bodies, his discussions of public topics were 
able and persuasive. While in attendance on Legislative Session in Halifax, 
he suffered from inflammation of the lungs, and died March 3, 1858, at the 
residence of his son. 

Monumental Tablets in the Cemetery of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Cornwallis, tell the place of Hon. John and Mrs. Anne Morton's sepulture. 

"De Mortuis nil nisi konum." 

Hon. John Mortofi gave name to that jiart of Cornwallis in which he lived. He called 
it "The Upper Dyke Village," in allusion to the first dyke erected by the French. The 
name still remains to designate the gathered dwellings visible in all directions from the site 
of the original homestead of Hezekiah Cogswell [ 193 ], the grandfather of Mrs. Morton. 

George E. Morton, Esq., son of Hon. John and Mrs. Anne (Cogswell) Morton, married 
the eldest daughter of Lieut. Christian C. and Martha (Prescott) Katzman. Lieut. Katzman 
was of the Si.xticth Regiment. Mrs. Morton was of New England descent, daughter of John 
Prescott, of Maroon Hall, Preston, N. S. Mr. Morton was a publisher, and engaged in liter- 
ary ]nnsuits. He published "The Provincial Magazine," "Guide to Halifax," "Guide to 
Cape Hreton, with Maps, etc." Their children were: Anne, b. Dec. 13, 1850, d. March 29, 
1855; Charles Cogswell, b. Aug. 14, 1852. He resided in Halifax, N. S., and was a bookseller. 

Isabel Ellis Morton married Rev. William Thomas Wishart. He was born June 9, 
1809, ''^ lidinburgh, Scotland. His father was a lawyer. Rev. Mr. Wishart was educated in 
the High School and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Having completed his studies 
be travelled widely in other countries. He arrived in Nova Scotia in 1839, and w'as married 
to Miss Morton in the autumn of the same year, having previously become the Pastor of the 


Presbyterian Church in Shelburne, N. S. After two years of faithful ministration he was 
called and settled as Pastor of the St. Stephen's Church, in St. John, N. B. At the end of 
five years his studies and investigations had brought about some change in his theological 
views and in his interpretation of certain passages of the Scriptures, which differed from the 
church to which he belonged. These church standards rendered his separation from it imper- 
ative, which was accordingly effected, although unwillingly, as was evident on both sides. A 
large part of his congregation, placing a high value on his teachings and being in sympathy 
with his views, immediately provided a place of meeting in the Mechanics' Institute, where he 
continued his services until his death, having the hearty support of a large and intelligent con- 
gregation. Mr. Wishart died Jan. 12, 1853. He left no children. Mrs. Wishart subsequently 
resided at Briarwold, Cornwallis, N. S. In 1S46, at the recpiest of many of his parishioners 
and friends. Rev. Mr. Wishart published a volume giving his theological views somewhat in 
detail. This book was entitled "■Theological Essays.''' Shortly after his lamented death there 
was issued a volume embracing six lectures, which he had prepared to deliver to his people. 
This was published in 1853, ^''"^ '^'^^ called ^^ Lectures on Theology. ''' He also published a 
critical essay entitled "The Literature of the Nineteenth Centtiry," which was well received. 

Lydia Morton, who married Edward Z. Lydiard, Esq., died, leaving five sons and one 
daughter. The daughter soon after also died. 

Martha Ann Morton married John E. Forsyth, M. D. They had three sons and two 
daughters. Dr. Forsyth died June 27, 1S72. 

Lemuel James Morton, Esq., was a Director of Halifax Banking Company, having retired 
from his business as a Druggist. 

Maroon Hall, Preston, N. S., the residence of IJeut. Christian C. Katzman, on his retire- 
ment from the army, was formerly the residence of the Superintendent of the Maroons. 

Tlic Maroons were originally African slaves located in the highlands of Jamaica. In 1796 
they were brought to Halifax with the idea that they would be useful laborers, but they jjroved 
stubborn and lazy, so that it became necessai-y to remove them, and they were sent by Govern- 
ment vessels to Africa in 1800. They are no longer found here, or in Jamaica, and not heard 
of even in Africa. 



Oliver" Cogswell, {Mason^, Hesekta/t', Samuel'^, SamtieP, yohn^, 
yohii^), son of Mason^ [477] and Lydia (Huntington) Cogswell, was 
born June 16, 1792, in Cornwallis, N. S. He married, Jan. 4, 18 14, 
SaraJi Alice Allison, daughter of Joseph and Alice (Harding) Allison. 
She was born June 30, 1796, in Horton, N. S. They lived in the old 
homestead in Upper Dyke Village, Cornwallis, N. S. Capt. Cogswell 
died Feb. 28, 1846. Mrs. Cogswell died July 10, 1883, at the residence 
of her daughter, Mrs. Blair Botsford, in Dorchester, N. B. 


Mary, [1557] b. Feb. 14, 1815; m. Dec. 17, 1839, ^Josepli F.Allison, Esq.; m. Sept. 

17, 1864, -Hon. Amos E. Botsjord. 
Rebecca, [1558] b. Marcli 6, 1817; m. May 14, 1837, Tliomas B. Ca7npbell. 


Edward, [1559] b. Oct. 29, 1818. He died in infancy, Dec. 9, 1818. 
Nancy, [1560] b. Nov. 17, 1819; m June 25, \?>^z, James B. FitcJi j d. Jan., 1856. 
Maria, [1561] 1). Nov. 15, 1821 ; m. William C. Campbell^ Esq.; d. Oct. 2, 1869. 
ROI5ERT, [i562]b. Dec. 23. 1823 ; m. Oct. 26, 1846, Mary L. Graham ; d. July (2, 1864. 
Edward, [1563] b. Dec. 9, 1825; m. Jan. 24, 1850, ""Ruth Cra?ie ; m Jan. 18, 1877, 

-Sarah Dixon. 
Sarah, [1564] b. Nov. 4, 1827; m. Jan. 12, 1848, Blair Botsford, Esq. 


Thomas B. Campbell, who married Rebecca Cogsivell [ 1558 ], was a son of William and 
Rachel Lane (Moore) Campbell, and a brother of William C. Campbell, Esq. He was born 
Dec. 9, 1S05, in Cornwallis, N. S., where they resided. Mr. Campl:)ell was for many years 
Registrar of Deeds for Kings County, N. S. He died April 12, 1S70; Mrs. Campbell was 
living, in 1883, '" New Brunswick. They had no children. 




Alice" Cogswell, {James^\ James^, Samuel'', Samuel'^, yohit^, 
yohn^), daughter of Dr. James [478] and Elizabeth (Davenport) Cogs- 
well, was born June 15, 1777, in Stamford, Conn. She married, Aug. 
22, 1805, Rev. Saimiel Fisher, D. D., son of Jonathan and Catherine 
(Avery) Fisher. He was born in Sunderland, Mass., June 30, 1777. 
They resided until about 181 2, in Wilton, Conn., removed to Morris- 
town, and then about 18 16 to Paterson, N. J. Mrs. Fisher died May 
9, 1850, in Orange, N. J. Rev. Dr. Fisher died Dec. 29, 1856, in Sucka- 
sunny, N. J. They were buried in Paterson, N. J. 


Elizabeth D., b. May 23, 1806; m. Oct. 7, 1831, Rev. Josiali Fisher; d. Oct. 26, 1871. 
James Cogswell, b. April 6, 1808 ; m. May 9, 1831, Eliza Smith Sparks j d. Oct. 30, 1880. 
Catherine Avery, b. May 24, 18 10. 

Ha7riet Cogswell, b. April 10, 1812. She died in early life, Sept. 27, 1831. 
Samuel Ware, b. April 5, 1814; m. Oct. 22, \'^^c),'^Caroline Johnson j m. May 18, 1842, 

"Jane Jackson ; d. Jan. 18, 1874. 
Mary D., b. Sept. 25, 181 7 ; m. Sept. 4, 1838, Horace Kimball, M. D. ; d.Oct. 9, 1865. 

A'<"'. Josiah and Mrs. Elizabeth D. Fisher resided in .Suckasunny, N. J. They had one 
child, James 1!., b. Sept. 7, 1833; m. July 18, 1S60, Kvcline Foster, dauglitcr of William and 
I'.lcanor Foster. Siie was Ijorn Dec. 30, 1834, in Swarsl)urg, Pa. He became a minister. They 


had five children : Mary Wight, b. April 30, 1862 ; Elizabeth Davenport, b. Dec.3, 1863 ; Annie 
Foster, b. April 2, 1S66 ; Lloyd W., b. June 27, 186S ; Evelyn F'ostcr, b. Sept. 20, 1872. 

James Cogsivcll Fisher was born in Wilton, Conn. He graduated in 1826 from Yale Col- 
lege, Conn., studied medicine, settled as a practising Physician and Surgeon in 1831, in Xew 
York. He married Eliza Smith Sparks, daughter of Samuel Sparks, of Philadelphia, Pa. Dr. 
Fisher was appointed Surgeon in the Union Army in 1861, and served through the war. His 
health suffered from this long army service, and he never was well afterwards. Dr. Fisher 
died Oct. 30, 1880, in Washington, D. C. Dr. and Mrs. Fisher had twelve children : Samuel 
Sparks, b. April 11, 1832, m. Oct. 2, 1856, Aurelia S. Crossette, d. Aug. 14, 1874; William 
Stewart, b. Dec. 13, 1833, d. Aug. 16, 1S34; Mary Eliza, b. Nov. 2, 1835, m. Jan. 14, 1863, 
Edward Payson Berry; Alice Cogswell, b. July 28, 1838; Elizabeth Stewart, b. July 10, 1840, 
d. Sept. 21, 1841 ; Harriet Mott, b. July 30, 1842, m. Dec. 18, 1869, Adam Augustus Book- 
staver; Emma Donaldson, b. Dec. 23, 1843, d. Dec. 28, 1846; James Henry, b. Oct. 2, 1845, 
m. Jan. 4, 1S70, Coralie A. H. Hammerskidd ; Charles A., b. May 6, 1S47, ^- ^"^"g- i4> 1847; 
Thomas Sparks, b. Sept. 15, 1S4S ; Hannah Sparks, b. Oct. 15, 1850, d. Jan., 1872; Sophia 
Sparks, b. May 18, 1854, m. Henry Parsons. 


Samuel Sparks Fisher was the eldest child of Dr. James C. and Eliza Smith (Sparks) 
Fisher. He was born in Centreville, Mich., but his childhood was spent in New York City, 
his father being Professor of Chemistry in the University of New York. His school life was 
passed in Philadelphia. He graduated in 1851 from the High School of that city at the head 
of his class. After teaching a year or two, Mr. Fisher studied law in Cincinnati, Ohio, where 
he was admitted to the bar and commenced practice about 1S56. He made Patent I^aw a 
specialty, and won eminence. Judge I'.latchford, of New York, once remarked in open court 
that Mr. Fisher was "the best Patent lawyer in the United States." Mr. Fisher served in the 
Union Army as Colonel of the One Hundred and Thirty-eighth Regiment of Ohio National 
Guards. Under President Grant he was Commissioner of Patents. When his term of ser- 
vice expired he returned to his law practice in Cincinnati, which became large and lucrative. 
Li 1S72 he formed a partnership with Gen. Samuel A. Duncan, and they had a branch office 
in New York City under Gen. Duncan's charge. Early in his professional life Mr. Fisher 
had entered upon a Christian life. He united with the Second Presbyterian Church of 
Cincinnati in 1S56, his uncle. Rev. Samuel W. Fisher, D. D., being the pastor. He was for 
many years active in a Mission Sabbath School called the "Olivet Mission," in the western 
part of Cincirmati, and an earnest worker in the church and in the cause of temperance. 

Mr. Fisher married Aurelia S. Crossette, daughter of Rev. Robert and Dorothea Crossette. 
She was born in Dennysville, Me. They had three children : Edith Aurelia, b. Jan. 20, 1S62 ; 
Robert James, b. Oct. 16, 1863, d. Aug. 14, 1S74 ; Samuel Hurbert, b. May 26, 1867. The 
circumstances of Col. Fisher's death and that of his little son were most touching. He and his 
little boy, Robbie, during the summer vacation, were making a boat excursion down the .Sus- 
quehanna River, and at a point called Conewago Falls, about fifteen miles below Harrisburg, 
they lost control of their boat in the rapids, were carried over the falls and both drowned, 
Aug. 14, 1874. And thus ended the life of a most brilliant and useful man in the midst of 
his days. l"id. In Memoriam Samuel S. Fisher. 

"Afar down the beautiful river. 
Together went father and son; 
Day by day speeding Joyously oinvard. 
Till nearly their journey was done. 

"Ajtd later, a boat, bruised and broken, 
Lay empty and wreci»d-near the shore. 
Too truly the sad story telling, 

That father and son were no more." 



Samuel Ware Fisher, the youngest son of Rev. Dr. Samuel and Alice (Cogswell) 
Fisher, was born in Morristown, N. J. He graduated in 1835 from Yale College, and in 
1839 from Union Theological Seminary, New York. He was installed, April 18, 1839, Pastor 
of the Presbyterian Church in West Eloomfield, N. J. After a useful ministry of four years, 
he was settled, Oct. 13, 1874, in Albany, N. Y., over the Fourth Presbyterian Church in that 
city; and in 1S47 '''^ became the Pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, 
Ohio, as the successor of Rev. Dr. Lyman Peecher. Ten years later, July 6, 1S5S, Rev. Dr. 
Fisher was elected the President of Hamilton College, New York. He continued in the 
office about ten years, and then returned to the work of the Gospel ministry. He was settled 
in Utica, Nov. 15, 1867, but resigned Jan. 13, 1871. Three years later he died, Jan. iS, 1S74. 
Rev. Dr. Fisher was twice married. There were no children of the first marriage. He 
married for his second wife the daughter of Peter Jackson. She was born June 14, 181 5. 
Of the second marriage there were eight children : William Hubbell, b. Nov. 26, 1843, ™- 
Sept. 10, 1873, Mary L. Lyon; George Wood, b. July 17, 1845; Samuel Jackson, b. Sept. 7, 
1847, m. Oct., 1870, Mary Annie Shreve; Anna Caroline, b. Feb. 15, 1850, d. Jan. 20, 1851 ; 
Peter Schuyler, b. Nov. 19, 1852, d. May i, 1855; Lewis Weld, b. Jan. 9, 1854, d. Sept. 10, 
1855; Eliza Armstrong, b. Oct. 6, 1856; Alice Esther, b. June 30, 1862, d. March 20, 1863. 
J'u/. Memorial of Rev. Dr. S. W. Fisher, LL. D. 

Horace Kimball, M. D., son of James and Mary Estabrook Kimball, was born Jan. 25, 1S04. 
He married Mary Davenport Fisher, who was born in Paterson, N.J. Dr. and Mrs. Kimball 
had eight children : Horace Estabrook, b. Sept. 18, 1839 ; Alice Fisher, b. June 2, 1843 '■> Charles 
Otis, b. Aug. 27, 1845; Alfred Redington, b. Sept. 29, 1848; Samuel Fisher, b. June 8, 1852; 
Arthur L., b. Oct. 16, 1856; Mary Wallace, b. June 27, 1858; Kate Fisher, b. Feb. 22, 1859. 



James Lloyd'^ Cogswell, {yames^, yamcs^, Samuel'^, SanmeP, 
yo/iH,- John''), son of Dr. James<^ [ 478 ] and Abigail (Lloyd) Cogswell, 
was born April 26, 1784, in Stamford, Conn. He married, May 2, 
1 819, Sarah Burr Sherzvood, daughter of Samuel and Priscilla (Burr) 
Sherwood. She was born Oct. 10, 1788, in Derby, Conn. They 
resided at Lloyd's Neck, L. I. Mrs. Cogswell died April 20, 1830. 
Dr. Cogswell died Jan. 5, 1832. 


Sarah B., [1565] b. July 8, 1820; m. Sept. 13, 1847, /<?/^« W.Bassettj d. Jan. 12, 1875. 

James A., [1566] b. Jan. 27, 1822. He died in early life, Jan. 31, 1837. 

Mary Ledyard, [1567] b. Feb. 3, 1824. She died in early life, Sept. 20, 1841. 

Mrs. Sarah B. Cogsivell was an older sister of Oliver Burr Sherwood, of Derby, Conn., who 
presented to the Connecticut Historical Society the Old Oak Chest which belonged to their 
grandfather, George 15urr, of Fairfield, Conn., and was plundered by the British soldiers when 
they plundered his house on Greenfield Hill, at the time of the burning of Fairfield. Conn. 

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Harriet Stella, b. Sept. 13, 1820; m. June 7, 1843, Hon. William H. Onderdonk. 


Harriet Stella Mott married William H. Onderdonk, sow of Bishop lienjaniin T. Onder- 
donl<, T). 1)., LI-. 1)., of New York. They resided at Great Neck, Long Island, N. Y. They 
had two children: Harriet Cogswell, b. July 9, 1844, m. Feb. 4, 1870, S. Vernon Mann, d. 
March 23, 1881 ; Robert Mott, b. Feb. 26, 1846, d. March 23, 1857. 

Mr. and Mrs. Mann had three children : Edith, b. March 2, 1871 ; Alice Maud, b. March 
II, 1872; Vernon, b. May 2, 1873. 


William H. Onderdonk was educated for the profession of law. He was a member 
of the bar of Queens Co., New York, and a lawyer of eminence. Mr. Onderdonk was Dis- 
trict Attorney and Surrogate of the County. He died Dec. 11, 1882. As testimonials of 
the esteem in which Judge Onderdonk was held, Resolutions were adopted by the Board of 
Trustees of Flushing, by the County Court, and by Queens County Bar Association. Judge 
Armstrong and others supported the resolutions with remarks that were highly eulogistic. 
Funeral services were conducted in St. George's Church, Flushing, and in Christ Church, 
Manhasset. The burial was in the family lot in the churchyard in Manhasset, L. T. 




James Fitch'' Cogswell, {Samuel^, James^, Savmd'^, SainiteP, 
Johifi, John^), son of SamueF [480] and Mary (Backus) Cogswell, was 
born Nov. 12, 1789, in Lansingburg, N. Y. 


James Fitch Cogswell graduated in 1808, from Williams College. He 
was a classmate of Gordon Hall and the other "men of the haystack." Mr. 
Cogswell studied Theology one year in Auburn Theological Seminary, but 
chose teaching for a profession, and devoted himself to the education of 
youth. He taught one year in IVIaryland, and afterwards was in charge of 
academic institutions in West Bloomfield, Penn., Milb'ille, Cherry Valley, 
Middleport, and Ithaca, N. Y. He then taught in South Bend, Ind. IVIr. 
Cogswell was a gentleman of the old-school grace and manners, of great 
benevolence and piety of character. He was successful as a teacher, and 
many who came under his influence and instruction entered the ministry and 
filled other important positions of usefulness. Mr. Cogswell died in 1862 in 
Rising Sun, Ind. 



Maria''' Cogswell, {Samuel^, yamei\ Samuel'^, Samuel^, yo/ur, 
yohn^), daughter of Lieut. SamueP [480 1 and Mary (Backus) Cogswell, 
was born Aug. 15, 1790, in Lansingburg, N. Y. She married, Oct. 29, 
1 8 10, Ho7i. Douglas Wheeler Sloane, son of Gen. Samuel and Olive 
(Douglas) Sloane. He was born May 9, 1785, in Williamstown, Mass., 
where they resided. Mr. Sloane died Sept. 15, 1839, '" New Albany, 
Ind. Mrs. Sloane died Jan. 9, 1870, in New -York City. 


Elizabeth, b. Sept. 27, 1811. She died in early life, May 1 1, 1838. 

Maria, b. Aug. 15, 1813; m. Nov. 29, 1835, Parker Handy, Esq.; d. Sept. 3, 1843. 

Douglas Cogswell,h. May 10, 181 5. He died in early manhood, Dec. 28, 1836. 

Harriet Douglas, b. April 23, 1817. She died in early life, Aug. 12, 1835. 

Susan, b. July 13, 1819; m. May i, 1839, ^Jonatlian Gillette ; m. Oct. 26, \^jj^,'~Hon. 

William J. Bacon. 
Catherine S., b. May 29, 1821 ; m. May i, \^\v, Joseph F. Kirkland ; d. Aug. 24, 1843. 
Henry Hubbard, b. Dec. 27, 1825. He died in infancy, Dec. 28, 1825. 
Cornelia Kirkland. b. Feb. 21, 1S27; m. May i, 1845, Parker Handy, Esq. 


" Maria Cogswell was the only daughter of Samuel and Mary {Backus) 
Cogswell. Her father was a merchant, residing in the town of Lansingburg, 
Rensselaer Co., N. Y. While yet an infant, having seen scarcely more than a 
week of life, a terrible tragedy, the result of what we call accident, but which 
was purely a mysterious and inscrutable Providence, the unintentional discharge 
of a loaded gun, in the hand of an intimate and valued friend, in a moment 
bereaved Maria of a loving father, and prematurely made her mother a deeply 
afflicted widow. The suddenness of the blow, under the trying circumstances 
in which it occurred, almost bereft the young mother of reason. But the force 
of a nature of singular strength and fortitude, and sustained by the power of 
an unquestioning faith in the goodness of a covenant-keeping God, carried 
her through the trying ordeal. After two years, the hand of the widow was 
sought and won by an early lover, Rev. Ebenezer Fitch, the first President 
of Williams College. He became to Maria a most tender and loving parent, 
supplying as far as it was possible by gentle ministrations and assiduous 
culture and instructions, the place of her natural father. Under such care 
and cultivation, Maria developed not only a singularly graceful and beautiful 
person, but a graceful and vigorous intellect, choosing instinctively the most 
instructive as well as the most elevating and inspiring authors of the day, and 
drawing not from the too often shallow fountains, which distinguish much of 


the literature of our times, but from the standard English classics, who them- 
selves drew from the deeper, purer 'wells of English undefiled.' Under such 
influences she grew up to early girlhood, loving all things beautiful and bright, 
and entering with eager zest upon the somewhat larger life which was opened 
to her, when at the age of seventeen or eighteen, she made a visit to her 
mother's sister, Mrs. Gen. Joseph Kirkland, of Utica, N. Y., who then and 
during her life formed a bright and attractive feature of the social and reli- 
gious circles of Central New York. 

" Miss Cogswell was now in the first blush and freshness of early woman- 
hood. Most attractive in person and in mind, she speedily drew around her, 
by the fascination of her manner and the brilliancy of her wit, a host of ardent, 
admiring friends, who were ready to avow their sentiments of knightly devo- 
tion or more sober regard. After rejecting many alluring, and in a worldly 
sense, most advantageous offers of marriage, her young affections at length 
centred upon one well worthy of her love, and at the age of twenty she was 
affianced to Major Douglas W. Sloane, of Williamstown, Mass. He came of 
good lineage, being the only son of Gen. Samuel Sloane of Revolutionary 
stock, and the owner of a large and valuable real estate in that region and the 
neighboring town. For his son, he built at Williamstown, on a beautiful site, 
opposite the college edifices, what for that day, and indeed now, is a large 
and noble mansion. On its completion Douglas Sloane, with his youthful 
bride, took possession of this house. There they spent many happy years in 
easy competence, and all of their eight children were born and reared in a 
model New England home, under all the desirable and blessed influences 
which such a home imparts. In 1834 they left Williamstown, and removed 
to Cleveland, Ohio. From the first, Mrs. Sloane took a high position in the 
social and religious life of that then young city. She entered with character- 
istic zeal and enthusiasm into every good work and benevolent enterprise, 
originating the Maternal Association, the effort to rescue and raise the fallen 
in the Magdalen Association, and co-operating cheerfully and most helpfully 
in every organized effort to instruct the ignorant, help the poor and depressed, 
and elevate the standard of social and religious life. With warm sympathies, 
she was singularly independent and outspoken in her opinions, and unyielding 
in her views of what she esteemed to be right and in accord with Christian 
duty and principle. During her residence in Cleveland she passed through 
deep domestic afflictions. Death invaded the devoted family circle, and four 
lovely and gifted daughters and her only son, a noble, promising young man 
of twenty years, were one after the other taken from her. Bereavement and 
sorrow culminated in the death of her husband. She bore up under it all, 
with the most heroic fortitude, and was ever ready to say, ' The Lord gave, 
and the Lord hath taken away ; blessed be the name of the Lord.'' After her hus- 
band's death she divided her time between her two remaining daughters. She 
died on the 9th of Jan., 1870, in the city of New York, at the age of seventy- 
eight. She departed after a brief illness, in great peace and quietness, after a 
life of many vicissitudes, but of eminent usefulness, all life's duties and 


responsibilities courageously, nobly, and trustfully met, in the assured hope 
of a blessed immortality. She lives still even here in her many works of 
benevolence, piety, and love, and in the unfading memories of her surviving 
children and the friends that knew and loved her." 

'^ So fades a siunmer cloud away, 

So sinks the gale whoi storms are o'er, 
So gently shuts f/ie eye of day, 

So dies the wave along the shore." 

'■'■Douglas W. Sloane graduated in 1803, from Williams College, Mass., and 
studied law for three years in the Litchfield Law School. He was remarkable 
for his tall, elegant person and courtly manners. His sense of honor and of 
integrity was high and undeviating. Besides the practice of law, Mr. Sloane 
was appointed by the United States Government, Receiver of Moneys. This 
office he held at the time of his death. His religious life was pure and con- 
stant. He died trusting and rejoicing in 'Him in whom he believed.'" 

Maria Sloane married Parker Handy, Esq., son of William and Eunice (Parmelee) 
Handy. He was born April 24, 1809, in Paris, N. Y. They resided in Massiilon, Ohio. 
They had two children: Elizabeth Sloane, b. Aug. 2, 1839; m. April 20, 1859, ^Benjamin 
Dimon. They had two children; Edward B., b. April 30, i860, d. Aug. 15, 1876; Sturges B., 
b. May 11, 1862. Mr. Dimon died, and Mrs. Dimon m., F'eb. 13, 1874, '^W. H. Van Doren. 
Susan A/aria, b. Sept. 12, 1841 ; m. Nov. 13, 1861, Robert Bliss. They resided in New York 
City, and had eleven children : Robert Parker, b. Dec. 4, 1S62 ; Charles Fanning, b. Sept. 25, 
1864; Alice Jeannette, b. March 13, 1867; Grace Edith, b. March 29, 1869; Clifford Doug- 
las, b. July 16, 1S70; Lawrence Thornton, b. Nov. 28, 1872 ; Arthur Herbert, b. Dec. 26, 1874; 
Winthrop Root, b. Aug. 30, 1876; Norman Sloane, b. Sept. 29, 1879; Russell Adams, b. Feb. 
12, 1881 ; Marie Cogswell, b. July 24, 1883. 

Susan Sloane married, May i, 1839, ^Jonathan Gillette, who was born Oct. 12, 1808. He 
was a forwarding commission merchant. They resided in Cleveland, Ohio, and in Toledo, 
where he died, Jan. 20, 1S62. They had seven children: Harriet Douglas, b. Feb. 9, 1841 ; 
m. June i, 1859, William Leete Stone. They resided in Bergen, N. J., and had si.\ children : 
William L., b. July 31, i860; Alfred Wayland, b. Feb. 16, 1862; Arthur Douglas, b. May 31, 
1863; Francis Wayland, b. Sept. 22, 1865; Clarence Bate, b. Aug. 31, 1S67 ; and Susannah 
Maude, b. Aug. 18, 1869. Douglas Sloane, b. June 9, 1843; d. April 12, 1844. Douglas Cogs- 
well, b. Nov. 12, 1845 ; d. April 15, 1874. Robert Backus, b. Sept. 27, 1S47 ; d. March 12, 1848. 
John Edwards, b. April 10, 1849; ^- March 23, 1874. William Backus, b. Aug. 22, 1852. 
Alfred, b. June i, 1855; d. June 30, 1861. Mr. Gillette died, and Mrs. Gillette married '^Hon. 
William J. Bacon. They resided in Utica, N. Y. He was by profession a lawyer. He held 
the office of Judge of Supreme Court of New York for si.xteen vears, and was a member of 
the United States House of Re]3resentatives from the Twenty-first District of New York. 

Catherine Sedgwick Sloane married foseph F. Kirkland, son of Gen. Kirkland, of 
Utica, N. Y. He was an iron and hardware merchant. They resided in Cleveland, Ohio. 
Their only child was : Charles P., b. April 9, 1843 ! ^- Aug. 3, 1843. 

Cornelia Kirkland Sloane married Parker Handy, Esq., who was a banker and 
dealer in bullion and specie in New York City. They had five children : Cortlandt Cogswell, 
b. Oct. II, 1849, cl- ^^'T^y 3i> 1866; Parmelee, b. Aug. 9, 1S52, d. Sept. 5, 1852; Katie Sloane,h. 
Jan. 12, 1855, d. Jan. 14, 1855 ; Parker Douglas, b. Aug. 12, 1S58; Cornelia Sloane, b. Nov. 19, 
1869. Mr. and Mrs. Handy resided at 54 East 6Sth Street, New York City. 

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Marv Austin''' Cogswell, {Mason Fitch^, yamcs'\ Samuel'^, Sam- 
2ieP, John-, John^), daughter of Dr. Mason Fitch'"' [481] and Mary 
(Ledyard) Cogswell, was born i8or, in Hartford, Conn. She married, 
May 7, 1828, Lewis Weld, son of Rev. Ludovicus and Elizabeth (Clark) 
Weld. He was born Oct. 17, 1796, in Hampton, Conn. They resided 
in Hartford, Conn. Mr. Weld died Dec 30, 1853. Mrs. Weld died 
Nov. 12, 1868. 


Mason Cogswell, b. IVTarcb, 1829; m. April 26, 1866, Martha M. Coles. 
Charles Theodore, b. 1831. He died in early manhood, ]V[ay i, 1863. 
Lewis Ledyard, b. May 13, 1833. He died in early manhood, Jan. 10, 1865. 
Mary Elizabeth, b. Oct. i, 1835. 
Alice Cogswell, b. Dec. 4, 1837 ; m. April 13, 1871, Rev. William H. Hodge. 


Rev. Ludovicus Weld, the father of Lewis, was the son of Rev. Ezra and Anna (Weld) 
Weld. He was born Sept. 12, 1766, in Braintree, ]\Iass., graduated in 1789 from Harvard 
College, was thirty-two years pastor of the church in Hampton, Conn., and died Oct. 9, 1844, 
in Belleville, N. J. F>'^. Congregational Quarterly, i860, pp. 181, 1S2. 


Lewis Weld graduated in 1818 from Vale College, Conn. He was the Principal of the 
Pennsylvania Listitution for the Deaf and Dumb, from 1822 to 1S30, when he was called to 
succeed Rev. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, LL. D., as Principal of the American Asylum for 
the Deaf and Dumb in Hartford, Conn., which position he filled for nearly twenty-five years, 
until his death in 1853. Mr. Weld was a brother of Rev. TheoD(jrk Dwicirr Weld, who 
distinguished himself as an anti-slavery orator and writer. 

Mason Cogswell Weld, eldest son of Lewis and Mary A. (Cogswell) Weld, served in the 
War of the Union, first as Captain, afterwards as I^ieutenant-Colonel of the Twenty-fifth 
Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers. 

Charles Theodore Weld died May i, 1863, in the hospital near Washington, 1). C, from 
wounds received in the battle of Chancellorsville, Va. 

Leivis Ledyard AFt-A/ graduated in 1854 from Yale College, Conn. He was Secretary of 
the Territory of Colorado during the administration of President Lincoln, but entered the 
.\rmv, was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Forty-first Regiment, United States Colored Troops, 
and died from exj^osurc on the field, Jan. 10, ^865, at Point of Rocks, Va. 

Mary Elizabeth Weld \\a.s residing, in 1884, in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Alice Cogs7.vell Weld married Rev. William H. Hodge, son of Dr. Hugh Hodge, and 
Pastor of the Columbia Avenue Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pa. His brother. Rev. E. 
B. Hodge, married Alice Cogswell Van Rensselaer, and was Pastor of Presbyterian Church in 
Burlington, N. J. Vid. C.VTiiARiNE L. Cogswell L950] Memoranda. 



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Elizabeth^ Cogswell, {Mason Fitck^, yarned, Samuel'', Samuel'^, 
John-, John^), daughter of Dr. Mason Fitch^ [481] and Mary (Led- 
yard) Cogswell, was born May 14, 1803, in Hartford, Conn. She 
married, Feb. i, 1831, Hon. Jo/in Treadwcll Norton, son of Romanta 
and Dolly (Treadwell) Norton. He was born April 28, 1795, in Hart- 
ford, Conn. Mrs. Norton died May 3, 1856. Mr. Norton died June 7, 


Charles Ledyard, b. June 11, 1837 ; m. Sept. i, 1863, E. Melania Richards. 


Charles Lcdyard Norton g\-xAv\-iXQA from Vale College in 1859; was Ca])tain in Twentv 
fitth Connecticut Volunteers, and Colonel of Seventy-eighth U. S. C. Volunteers. After the 
war he was a journalist. Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Norton had one daughter. 

Mrs. Dolly (Treachvell) Norton was a daughter of Gov. John Treadwell, of Connecticut. 




Mason Fitch''' Cogswell, {Mason FitcU\ James^, Samuel'^, Sani- 
iicl^, John-, yoJin^), son of Dr. Mason Fitch^ [ 481 1 and Mary (Ledyard) 
Cogswell, was born Nov. lo, [807, in Hartford, Conn. He married, 
Sept. 13, 1847, Lydia Bradford, daughter of Rev. Dr. John M. and 
Mary (Lush) Bradford. She was born in Albany, N. Y., where they 
resided. Dr. Cogswell died Jan. 21, 1865. Mrs. Cogswell died June 
30, 1872. 


Mason Fitch, [1573] b. March 22, 1850; m. June 4, 1873, Eliza A. Davis. 
Ledyard, [1574] b. Feb. 10, 1852; m. March 25, 1875, Cornelia McClure. 


Mason Fitch Cogswell graduated in 1829 from Vale College ; studied medicine and 
settled as a physician in Albany, N. V. Dr. Cogswell was appointed, May i8, 1864, Assistant 
Surgeon in the Union Army, and was commissioned Major and Surgeon, Jan. 3, 1865. 

Mrs Lydia {Bradford) Cogswell was the seventh in direct line of descent from Governor 
William Bradford, of the Plymouth Colony. 





Catharine Ledyard^ Cogswell, (Mason FitcJf\ yames^, Samuel^, 
Samuel'^, yohn^, Johii^), daughter of Dr. Mason Fitch'^ [ 481 ] and 
Mary (Ledyard) Cogswell, was born Sept. 22, 181 r, in Hartford, Conn. 
She married, Sept. 13, 1836, Rev. Cortlandt Van Rensselaer, D. D., son 
of Hon. Stephen, LL. D., and Cornelia (Paterson) Van Rensselaer. 
He was born May 26, 1808, in Albany, N. Y. They resided in Bur- 
lington, N. J. Rev. Dr. Van Rensselaer died July 24, i860. Mrs. 
Van Rensselaer died Dec. 24, 1882. 


Cortlandt, b. Jan. 5, 1838. He died in early life, Oct. 7, 1864. 

Philip L., b. Nov. 24, 1839; ^n- Nov. 7, 1867, Annie E. Whitmore; d. March 10, 1873. 

Charles CJiaiaicy, b. Jan. 16, 1842. He died in childhood, May 17, 1843. 

Ledyard, b. Nov. 20, 1843. 

Alice C, b. March 19, 1846 ; m. May 7, 1868, Rev. Edward B. Hodge; d. April 13. 1878. 

Elizabeth Wadsiuorth, b. Feb. 22, 1848 ; m. Oct. 6, 1868, Gen. Edward Burd Grubb. 

Alexander, b. Oct. i, 1850. 

" Cortlandt Van Rensselaer was born May 26, 1808. He was the third 
son of Hon. Stephen Van Rensselaer, LL. D. His mother was the daughter 
of Chief Justice Paterson. of New Jersey. He was graduated, in 1827, at 
Yale College, studied law with Abraham Van Vechten, Esq., of Albany, and 
was admitted to the Bar, July 16, 1830. Afterwards he studied theology at 
Princeton, N. J., and at the Union Seminary, Prince Edward Co., Va., and 
spent two years preaching to the slaves in Virginia. On the 7th of July, 1836, 
he assisted in the organization of the Presbyterian Church, of Burlington, N. J., 
which he served as its first Pastor for four years. He preached in Washington, 
D. C, during 1841 and 1842, and in 1844 he undertook to raise an endowment 
fund for the Theological Seminary at Princeton, N. J. As the result of his 
arduous labors through almost every section of the country, he was able to 
put into the hands of its trustees the sum of ^100,000. In April, 1846, he 
accepted the position of Corresponding Secretary of the Board of Education 
of the Presbyterian Church, a post he held until his death, and to the work 
of which he gave, with tireless industry, the best years of his busy life, and 
the maturity of his disciplined powers, regarding all that went bef9re as but 
the preparation for its sacred responsibilities. He died July 24, i860, in his 
own home on Green Bank, Burlington, N. J., after a singularly busy life, in 
which he won the confidence and affection of the whole church to a very 
unusual degree. A volume of his ' Essays and Discourses, Historical and 
Practical,' was published in 1861." 


Cortlaitdt Van A'dnssi'/twr was first lieutenant of Thirteenth United States Infantrv, and 
died on the field of battle, Oct. 7, 1864. 

Philip Livingston Van Rensselaer was the Major of Second New Jersey Cavalry. 

Leciyard I'an 7\ensselaer graduated from college, studied medicine, and settled in Burling- 
ton, N. J. 

/\V7'. and J/rs. Hodge had four children. Rev. Mr. Hodge, son of Dr. Hugh Hodge, was 
the Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Burlington, N. J. 

Ge)i. and Mrs. Grubb had one daughter. They resided in I'nrlington, N. f. 


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Elisha' Cogswell, {NatJiaif', yoseph^, yosepJr", Samiiel'^, JoJiir, 
yohii^), son of Nathan'' [ 489 J and Anna (Smith) Cogswell, was born 
Dec. 8, 1768, in Richmond, Mass. He married, Nov. 10, 1790, PJiebe 
Reddhigton, daughter of Eliphalet and Mary Ann Reddington. She 
was born May 19, 1771, in Richmond, Mass. They resided in Wilton, 
N. Y. Mrs. Cogswell died April 11, 18 16. Mr. Cogswell died Aug. 
14, 1 8 16. 


Julius, [1575] b. Dec. 7, 1795. He died in boyhood, April 20, 1803. 

Harvey, [1576] b. March 22, 1799; m. Aug., i%2S, Esther S. Mouson; (\. Jan. 14, 1833. 

LucRETiA, [1577] b. March 13, 1801 ; m. Feb. 27, 1822, Isaac M. Recs. 

Julius R., [1578] b. Sept. 27, -1805 ; m. Nov. 2, 1833, Matilda W. Statiton. 

Mary Ann, [1579] b. Aug. 2, 1809. She died in infancy, Oct. 16, 18 10. 




Smith'^ Cogswell, {Nathaif\ yoseplv', yoseph'^, SamueP, yolni^, 
yo/ui^), son of Nathan*^ [489] and Anna (Smith) Cogswell, was born 
Jan. 28, 1 77 1, in Richmond, Mass. He married, 1793, PJiebe Wells, 
daughter of Bartholomew Wells. She was born 1765, in Hebron, 
Conn. They resided in Albany, N. Y. Mr. Cogswell died March 5, 
1844. Mrs. Cogswell died Jan. 8, 1859. 



Sarah, [1580] m. Erastus Hills. 

Horace, [i58i]b. Oct. 9, 1798 ; m. June 18, 1821, Catherine De Camp ; d. Oct. 4, 1849. 

Eliza, [1582] b. July 20, 1804; m. Jan. i, 1824, JoJin Rousseau; d. June 16, 1879. 

Caroline, [1583]. 

George H., [i584]b. 1814; m. Dec. 1,1848, ^Mrs. Clara{Boy(l)Kindale ; m. March i, 

1S56, -A turn Matticej d. April 15, 1872. 
Susan, [1585] m. Tracy. She died in early womanhood. 

Smith Cogswell carried on iron works both in Albany and in Troy, N. Y. In the War 
of 1812 he manufactured many guns for the United States Government. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hills resided in Albany, N. Y. They had three sons who died prior to 
the death of their parents. Mr. Hills was a hatter. 




Salmon'' Cogswell, {Nathan^, Joseph^, yoscph^, Samuel^, yoJin^, 
yoJiii^), son of Nathan" [ 489 ] and Anna (Smith) Cogswell, was born 
March 8, 1775, in Richmond, Mass. He married, Feb. 5, 1798, SaraJi 
Soullard She was born in Richmond, Mass They resided in Albany, 
N. Y. Mr. Cogswell died Sept. 10, 181 1. Mrs. Cogswell died Sept. 
28, 1824. 


Joseph, [1586] b. Nov. 28, 1798, 

Sarah Maria, [1587] b. Oct. 28, 1800; m. Edward Mochrie ; d. Nov. 16, 1879. 

Ann Eliza, [1588] b. Aug., 1802; m. Bcnjauiin Gardner. 

Nathaniel, [1589] b. 1807. 

Charlotte, [1590] b. Feb. 9, 1809; m. March 28, 1833, Silas //. Gardner. 




Luman''' Cogswell, {yoseph^, yosepJv\ yoseph\ Samjicl^, yolui', 
yohn^), son of Joseph" [491] and Chloe (Hill) Cogswell, was born Oct. 
2, 1781, in Richmond, Mass. He married, Jan. i, 1804, ^Electa Bruce. 


She was born Sept. g, 1783. Mrs. Electa Cogswell died June 30, 1805. 
Mr. Cogswell married, Aug 27, 1807, "^Betsey Evarts, daughter of Eber 
Evarts. They resided in Cornwall, and in East Middlebury, Vt. He 
died Dec. 15, 1858. 


Dexter B., [1591] b. Jan. 27, 1805. He died in infancy, May 27, 1805. 


Eber Evarts, [1592] b. Aug. 10, 180S: m. Aug. 9, 1832, Sarah Heath. 


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Stephen^ Cogswell, {Asakel^, Samuel^, JosepJi'^, Samuel'^, Johif', 
yohn^), son of AsaheP [ 497 ] and Dorcas (Fuller) Cogswell, was born 
June 3, 1 77 1, in Richmond, Mass. He married, Sept. 21, 1794, Eliza- 
beth Hand, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Miller) Hand. She was 
born Dec. 30, 1774, in Richmond, Mass. They resided in Richmond, 
Mass., Ballston, and Schenectady, N. Y. He died Sept. 6, 1823. She 
died March 6, 1863, in Newtown, L. I. 


Eliza, [1593] b. March 13, 1796; m. Sept. 4, 1816, Isaac Haight j d. March, 1876. 

Polly, [1594] b. May 14, 1798; m. Feb , 1823, Philip H. Furiiiati ; d. May 20, 1878. 

Daniel H., [1595] b. May 5, 1801. He died in childhood, Sept., 1803. 

Mary A., [1596] b. Oct. 12, 1806; m. March 16, 1837, S. H. Nichols ; d. Aug. 13, 1865. 

Stephen, [1597] b. Jan. 18, iSio. He died in childhood, Oct., 1811. 

Amanda, [1598] b. March 21, 1813; m. Sept. 27, 1841, Charles C.Lyon; d. Oct. 11, 1883. 


Stephf.n Cogswell was a tanner and saddler. During the War of 1812 he had con- 
tracts with the Government for leather and harnesses. Mr. Cogswell was once at dinner with 
Gov. Tompkins of New York. The Governor asked Mr. Cogswell, who had a fine set of 
teeth, but was very gray: " Why is it that your teeth are so good, yet your hair is so gray, 
while my hair is so lilack, and m\- teeth are so defective .'' " Mr. Cogswell's quick reply was : 
" Why ! Governor, it must be because I work with 7ny head, while you work with your teeth." 


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SiLAS^ Cogswell, {Asahel^, Samuel^, Joseph'', SainueP, JoJui^, 
Johii^), son of AsaheP [497] and Dorcas (Fuller) Cogswell, was born 
June 3, 177 1, in Richmond, Mass. He married, April, 1793, Rachel 
Hemsiraut. She was born April 17, 1773, in Holland, Europe. They 
resided in Sempronius, N. Y., and removed to Dexter, Mich. Mrs. 
Cogswell died March 20, 1850. Mr. Cogswell died June 2, 1850. 


DoRCAS, [1599] b. Oct. 17, 1795; m. March 20, 1814, Samuel Kennedy. 
LuRANA, [1600] b. May 21, 1797: m. Dec. 23, 1819, John Oakley j d. Nov. 11, 1844. 
Esther, [1601] b. Aug. 10, 1799; m. July 10, 1825, Charles Tozer j d. Aug. 16, 1836. 
Eveline, [i6oi«] b. Dec. i, 1803. She died in childliood, Nov. 26, 1806. 
Pauline, [1602] b. Feb. 4, 1807; m. April 10, 1855, Joh7i Hall j d. March 23, 1882. 
Minerva, [1603] b. July 28, 1809; m. Oct. 16, 1838, /^//« Hall; d. Nov. 16, 1848. 
Silas H., [1604] b. July 21, 1811. He died in early life, April 20, 1836. 
Stephen, [1605] b. Feb. 18, 1814. He died in early manhood, March 11, 1845. 
Rachel, [1606] b. July 24, 1816; m. 1837, Charles Tozer; d. Nov. 4, 1854. 
AL>nNA, [1607] !). March i, 1822; m. Feb. 21, iS4g,/ohn Daiusoti ; d. Feb. 22, 1852. 




Seth" Cogswell, {Isaad^, Samuel'^, Joseph^, SainueP, yoliit^, 
yohi"), son of Isaac*^ [ 499 ] and Molly (Loomis) Cogswell, was born 
Feb 14, 1772, in Richmond, Mass. He married, July 25, 1793, ^HannaJi 
Martin, daughter of Wait and Lydia (Williams) Martin. She was born 
May 13, 1776, in Lanesborough, Mass. They resided in Charlotte, 
Vt., and in Madrid, N. Y. Mrs. Cogswell died July 15, 1833. Mr. 
Cogswell married, 1835, -Mrs. Betsey {Boyutoji) Gibbs, daughter of 
Ephraim Boynton. She was born 1797, in Weathersfield, Vt. Mr. 
Cogswell died July 12, J862. Mrs. Betsey Cogswell died July 9, 1868. 
There were no children of the second marriage. 



Laura, [1608] b. April 26, 1794; m. March 4, 181 2, Trumati Wilcox. 
Perlina, [1609] b. Feb. 19, 1797; m. Feb. 19, iSis, Alanson Durfey ; A. April 13, 1858. 
Wait M., [1610] b. Jan. 24, 1802. He died in early life, Oct. 31, 1827. 
Enos Loomis, [1611] b. June 14, 1S04; m. Feb. 16, 1831, '^E/isa Gihbs ; m. Sept. 7, 
1856, '^Ehnira Bailey. 



Samuel Olmstead''' Cogswell, {Samuel^, Samuel^, yoseph^, Sam- 
iteP, yohn~, yoJm^), son of Samuel*^ [503] and Sarah Lydia (Olmstead) 
Cogswell, was born Aug. 3, 1790, in Richmond, Mass. He married, 
June 16, 1817, Sarah E. Bloss, daughter of Joseph and Amy (Kennedy) 
Bloss. She was born Dec. 15, 1797, in Alford, Mass. They resided 
in Richmond, Mass., and in Brighton, N. Y. Mr. Cogswell died March 
8, 1844. Mrs. Cogswell died Jan. 22, 1845. 

their children were: 
Mary Ann, [1612] b. Oct. 18, 1818. She died in early womanhood, Oct. 7, 1856. 
Samuel Bloss, [1613] b. Nov. 7, 1820. He died in early manhood, May 15, 1863. 
Henry Martyn, [1614] b. Sept. 2, 1824. He died in early life. May 19, 1846. 
Joseph Hubert, [1615] b. Sept. 2, 1828; m. Aug. 16, 18^3, /ulia E. Brewster. 
Charlotte M., [1616] b. April 23, 1833; m. Feb. 2, 1870, William H. Towler. 

Samuel O. Cogswell was a farmer and a carpenter. He removed in 1827, with his 
wife and three children, to Brighton, N. Y. 

Samuel B. Cogswell, the eldest son, enlisted as a private in Company G, Twenty-sixth 
New York Volunteers of the Union Army. He was taken prisoner in Gen. Pope's retreat, 
and died of disease contracted in a rebel prison, on a hospital boat near Washington, D. C. 

Joseph Bloss, father of Mrs. Cogswell, was one of the founders of the Congregational 
Church in Brighton, N. Y., where he died, aged seventy-eight years, P'eb. 16, 1S3S. 




Chloe'7 Cogswell, {Solomo/fi, Nathan^, Joseph'^, Samuel'^, yo/iifi, 

yoh?i^), daughter of Solomon^ [510] and Sarah (Cowles) Cogswell, 

was born Dec. 12, 1769, in Hancock, Mass. She married, Feb. 16, 


i79-> Major yosepJi Strong, son of Ozias and Susanna (West) Strong. 
He was born March 13, 1765, in Lenox, Mass. They resided in Great 
Bend, Pa., in Fabius, N. Y., and in Lyme, Ohio. Mrs. Strong died 
July 5, 1799, in Fabius, N. Y. Major Strong died March 31, 1835, in 
Groton, Ohio. 


Nathan, b. March 5, 1793; m. Harriet ; d. 1861. 

Lester, b. Feb. 13, 1795 ; d. May 15, 1845. 

Sarah, b. July 2, 1797; m. Dr.Jajnes Strong; d. Oct. 21, 1822. 

Joseph, b. June 21, 1799; m. Sarah Hendersoti ; d. July 4, 1827. 

Joseph Strong was a Sergeant in the Army of the Revolution, and a Major of Militia. He 
was one of the settlers of Lyme, Ohio, and was the Judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas. Mr. Strong married, Oct. 24, 1799, "^Lucy Elder kin, daughter of Vine and Lydia 
(White) Elderkin. She was born Nov. 27, 1778, in Manlius, N. Y. They had eight children. 
Mrs. Lucy Strong died Jan., 1819. Major Strong died March 31, 1S35. ]ld. History of the 
Strong Family, pp. 449, 450. 




Susanna''' Cogswell, {Solomon^, Nathan^, yoseph'', Samuel^, Johii^, 
John''), daughter of Solomon*' [510] and Sarah (Cowles) Cogswell, was 
born Dec. 8, 1771, in Hancock, Mass. She married, Oct. 10, I793> 
Dca. Francis Strong, son of Ozias and Susanna (West) Strong. He 
was born Oct. 24, 1770, in Lee, Mass. They resided in Homer, N. Y. 
Mrs. Strong died Nov. 13, 181 l Dea. Strong died Jan. 8, 1845, in 
Lyme, Ohio, where he had resided since 181 5. Vid. The History of 
THE Strong Family. 

their children were : 

Hannah, b. Jan. 9, 1795; m. Jan., 1814, Dea. Eli Webster; d. July 12, 1832. 

Solomon, b. Jan. 16, 1797. He died in early life, Oct. 20, 1820. 

Chloe, b. Feb. i, 1799; m. Oct. 19, i?>ij, John Soiuers; d. Aug., 1830. 

Asahel,h. Dec. 7, 1800; m. Jan. 16, 1825, ^Polly Bemiss; m. May 21, i%^i\,Hfaiy 

Whitman; m. Oct. 20, 1852, ^Polly Maria Poole. 
Lyman, b. Oct. 18, 1802; m. April 19, 1827, Anna Bemiss. 

Selina, b. May 6, 1806; m. April 29, 1828, Dea. Joseph Pierce; d. Sept. 24, 1839. 
Zadoc^h. July 28, 1808; m. March 5, 1835, ^Mary L. Adams; m. Oct. 16, 1864, 

"^Johanna Mosher ; d. Nov. 2, 1870. 




Solomon'!' Cogswell, {Solomon^, Nathan'^, yosepJi'^, Samuel'^, yohir, 
yoJin^), son of Solomon^ [510] and Sarah (Cowles) Cogswell, was born 
March 4, 1780, in Hancock, Mass. He married, Nov. 26, j8oi, Rhodn 
Wilcox, daughter of Josiah Wilcox. She was born May 8, 1780, in 
Lanesborough, Mass. They resided in South Cortland, N. Y. Mr. 
Cogswell died Jan. 5, 1850. Mrs. Cogswell died April 24, 1863. 


Melissa, [1617] b. March 16, 1803; m. Sept. 29, 1829,/. E.Howc; d. July 11, 1881. 
Sylvester, [1618] b. Sept. i, 1804. He died in childhood, Oct. 27, 1809. 
Sally, [1619] b. Aug. 5, 1807; m. Sept. 14, 1823, Orrin Ball; d. Dec. 3, 1879. 
Linus, [1620] b. March 20, 1809; m. Aug. 21, 1839, Eliza T. Sparks; d. Oct. 6, 1868. 
Eliza, [1621] b. June 13, 181 1 ; m. Nov. i, 1828, Alvirus Stedman. 
Heman, [i622]b. Oct. 14, 1813; m. Oct. 2, 1^2,6, Jane A. Feld/ioiisen; d. April 28, 1849. 
Nathan, [1623] b. Aug. 26, 1815. He died in childhood, July 4, 1819. 



Benjamin''' Cogswell, {Solomon^, Nathan'', yoscpli^, Samuel"^, yohir, 
yohn^), son of Solomon*' [ 510 ] and Sarah (Cowles) Cogswell, was 
born Dec 5, 1785, in Hancock, Mass. He married, Oct. 2, 1806, 
Susanna Bill. She was born Aug. 4, 1787. They resided in Fabius, 
N. Y., but removed Sept. 13, 1826, to Groton, Ohio. Mr. Cogswell died 
June 5, 1849. Mrs. Cogswell died Sept. 3, 1853. 

their children were: 
Solomon J., [1624] b. July 17, 1808 ; m. Nov. 22, 1830, ^Atma Witter; m. Oct. 31, 1838, 

-HannaJt Raymond ; m. May 26, \Z^o,^ Mrs. Sarah {Raymond) Witter. 
Sarah Ann, [1625] b. Jan. 17, 1810. She died in early Hfe, Sept. 23, 1828. 
Nathan, [1626] b. Jan. i, 1815. He died in infancy, Jan. 29, 1815. 
Olive Maria, [1627] b. March 27, 1816. She died in girlhood, July 25, 1828. 
Caroline Matilda, [1628] b. May 10, 1819; m. Feb. 28, 1838, i?^?y. Oliver Burgess. 
Susan Emeline, [1629] b. July 4, 1821 ; m. Nov. 13, 1839, ^Charles B. Squire; m. 

Aug. 30, 1850, '^Gilt's R. Reeder ; m. Aug. 20, 1862, ^Ti?nothy Standen. 
William Gardner, [1630] b. Feb. 24, 1828. He died in boyhood, Feb. 6, 1835. 
Benjamin Sylvester, [1631] b. April 6, 1831 ; m. April 5, 1855, Helen Marion Gee. 



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William" Cogswell, {Solomon^, NatJian'', J'oseph'^, SajinicP, yoh?i~, 
Johi^), son of Solomon*^ [ 510 ] and Sarah (Cowles) Cogswell, was born 
July 24, 1789, in Hancock, Mass. He married, Oct. 3, 18 16, Samantha 
Pettit, daughter of Dr. James and Lucy (Felt) Pettit. She was born 
June 17, 1798. They resided in Manlius and Watervliet, N. Y., and in 
Lyme and Sandusky, Ohio. Mr. Cogswell died Sept. 25, 1834. Mrs. 
Cogswell died March, 187 1, in Baltimore, Md. 


James P., [1632] b. Aug. 17, 181 7; ni. June 12, 1856, Mrs. Amanda {Reed) Doolittle. 
William [1633] b. July 19, 1819; m. June 16, 1842, Sarah J. Sliddall. 
Adalusia, [1634] b. Sept. 2, 1823; m. April 11, \%\Q), James B. Crosby. 
Benjamin Franklin, [1635] b. March 15, 1827: m. Oct. 19, 1852, '^Annis Strong; 
m. Feb. 22, 1866, "^ Fanny Walters. 

James P. Cogs7vell [1632] married Mrs. Doolittle, nee Reed, daughter of Lewis B. and Maria 
(13ro\vn) Reed. .She was born May 10, 1821, in New York. She was the widow of Rev. Wil- 
liam Doolittle, of Northampton, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Cogswell resided in Janesvillc, (Jhio, 
but removed to Oakland, Cal., where they resided in 1884. Mr. Cogswell was a merchant and 
manufacturer. He made mention of the Cogswell name, and said: "An honorable name, and 
one seldom if ever disgraced, and such may it ever be." 

Benjamin F. Cogswell [1635] married Annis Strong, daughter of Charles and Lorinda 
(Fisher) Strong. She was born April 26, 1829, in Durham, Conn. They resided in New York 
City. Mrs. Cogswell died Dec. 19, 1864. Mr. Cogswell was a dry-goods merchant. 

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PoLLY^ Cogswell, {David^, David'\ yoscph'^, SainucI'^, yohn~, 
JoInC"), daughter of David*^ [514] and Abigail (Gridley) Cogswell, was 
was born July 20, 1780, in Southington, Conn. She married Sept. 29, 
1799, Richard P. I^ozvrcy, son of Nathaniel Lowrey. They resided in 
Southington, Conn. 



Maria., b. July 3, 1800; m. Feb. 11, 1824, AntJwny Barnes. 
Mirza, b. Dec. 15, 1801 ; m. Sept. 18, 1825, Augustus E. Finch. 
Polly, b. Oct. 5, 1806; m. April 3, 1%-},^, James W. Finch. 
Caroline A.., b Feb. 2, 1812. She died in childhood, Feb. 2, 1814. 
A child, b. 1 8 14, who died in childhood, Feb. 3, 1816. 




Phebe'^ Cogswell, {David^, David^, yosepJi^, SaimieP, yoJuf 
yohii^), daughter of David'' [ 514 J and Abigail (Gridley) Cogswell, was 
born May 15, 1783, in Soiithington, Conn. She married, May 10, i8or, 
^yoJin Poller. Mr. Porter died June 28, 1823. Mrs. Porter married 
"^Lcvi SmitJi. Mrs. Smith died April 28, 1869. 


John, b. Dec. 11, 1803; m. Racliel Potter. 

Phebe J.., b. March 25, 1808. She died in childhood, April 27, 1810. 

Dennis, b. Dec. 13, 181 1 ; m. Aug., 1836, Eliza Seward. 

David, b. July 3, 1816. 




RoxANNA^ Cogswell, {Noah^, David'', yoscpJt^, Sauuiel'^, yohir, 
yohn^), daughter of Noah*^ [515] and Lydia (Woodruff) Cogswell, was 
born Sept. 3, 1800, in Southington, Conn. She married, Dec. 5, 1824, 
Artemas yaspcr Gridley, son of Ashbel and Jemima (Bradley) Gridley. 
He was born May 5, 1799, ^"^ Southington, Conn. Mrs. Gridley died 
May 28, 1850. 


Ruth, b. Jan. 7, 1826. She died in early life, IVIarch i, 1846. 
Lydia J., b. Jan. 10, 1828. She died in early life, Jan. 28, 1843. 
Roxanna, b. May 30, 1S30; m. Oct. 21, i^^^, Joseph R. Hitchcock. 
Baxter, b. Aug. 26, 1836; m. Nov. 25, 1858. Mary Bradley. 


Arti'iiiiis J. Gridley married, June 3, 1853, -Mrs. Sally (Bassctt) Beach, widow of Daniel 
Beach, and daughter of Elisha Bassett. 


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Jesse'' Cogsweli., {Salmon^, David'\ yoseph'^, Sanmel"^, yohn~, 
yo/in^), son of Salmon'^ [516] and Sarah (Smith) Cogswell, was born 
March ii, 1797, in Southington, Conn. He married Maria Norton. 


Maria Angelina, [1636] bapL July 10, 1S36. She probably died in infancy, 1836. 


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John Kinney'' Cogswell, {yohif\ yoseph^, yosliua^, Samuel'^, yohtt^, 
yoJin^), son of John*^ [520] and Barsheba (Hincher) Cogswell, was born 
July 15, 1795, in Randolph, Vt. He married, 18 16, ^Riith Green, 
daughter of Willard Green. She was born 1791, in Randolph, Vt., 
where they resided. Mrs. Cogswell died Nov., 1852. Mr. Cogswell 
married, March 31, 1853, '^Lucinda Clark. Mr. Cogswell died Jan. 15, 
1867. There were no children of the second marriage. 


Mary K., [1637] b. Oct. 15, 1817; m. Feb., 1844, Wells Green; d. Sept. 20, 1876. 

Lucy M., [1638] b. 1820. She died in girlhood, March, 1833. 

Betsey, [1639] b. 1825. She died in childhood, March, 1833. 

John Kinney, [1640] b. Aug. 8, 1829; m. Sept. 5, 1848, Clarissa Doten. 

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Harvey'' Cogswell, {ycsse^, yoseph^, yoshua'^, Samuel'^, yohn~, 
yohii"), son of Jesse^ [521] and Sybil (Tiffany) Cogswell, was born 
Dec, 1790, in Randolph, Vt. He married, 181 3, Emily Morgan, 
daughter of Stephen and Mary (Bagg) Morgan. She was born Dec. 
II, 1789, in Randolph, Vt., where they resided. Mr. Cogswell died 
Nov. 5, 1862. Mrs. Cogswell died May 17, 1831. 



Clarissa M., [1641] b. Jan. 22, 1814; m. March 17, 1835, Benjamin Swan. 
Charles G., [1642] b. Sept. 19, 1815. He died in childhood, Sept. 20, 1816. 
Emily A., [1643] b. Sept. 20, 1S16; m. Oct. 6, 1839, ■Seih H. Lancaster. 
Melvina M., [1644] b. P>b. 23, 1819: m. Nov. 30, 1843, Stephen H. Howe. 
Oscar H., [1645] b. June 6, 1820; m. ^Naoini B. Rogers ; m. -Elnora Shaftner ; d. 

July 16, 1 88 1. 
Harvey, [1646] b. Aug. 6, 1822; m. Aug. 21, 1850, Morgiona Stringer. 
Samantha a., [1647] b. May 10, 1825. She died in childhood, Aug. 7, 1827. 
Samantha, [1648] b. Oct. 6, 1829; m, Oct. 15, 1857, ^Robert P. Gove j m. Nov., 

1882, HVinthrop Gove. 


Clarissa J/. Cogs-weil [1641] married, March 17, FS35, AV ///</;«/« Smi/i, son of Hazael 
and Olive (Lewis) Swan. He was born June 30, 181 1, in Granville, Vt. They resided in 
Randolph, Vt. He was a farmer. There were no children. 


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Jesse^ Cogswell, {yesse^, yoseplv\ JosJiua'', Samuel'^, yo/m~, Johii^), 
son of Jesse^ [521] and Sybil (Tiffany) Cogswell, was born May 25, 
1802, in Randolph, Vt. He married, May 12, 1830, Laura Pierce. 
She was born Jan. 14, 1807, ii^ Potsdam, N. Y. They resided in 
Madrid, N. Y. Mrs. Cogswell died March 25, 1866. 

their only child was : 
MiXERVA, [1649] b. Aug. 5, 1831 ; m. Sept. 2, i86i,/r7//;/ C. Gage j d. Nov. 22, 1862. 


Jesse Cogswell was a merchant. He was Supervisor, and tilled other town oftices. In 
the War of the Union he held the commission of a Captain. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gage had one son : Jesse Cogswell, b. Oct. 25, 1862 ; d. Uec. 10, 1862. 


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Hannah" Cogswell, {Amos^, Be)tjamiii^, yos/iiia^, SamueP, yoJm^, 
yohn^), daughter of Amos^ [ 523 ] and Rebecca (Chamberlain) Cogswell, 
was born July 10, 1784, in Coventry, Conn. She married, Sept. 23, 1804, 
Silas Mattesoii, son of Benajah Matteson. He was born in Rome, N. Y., 
where they lived. He died Dec. 20, 185 c She died Sept. 10, 1858. 



Orasiitiis /?., b. Aug. 28, 1805 ; m. May 17, 1830, Ma>-y A. Hurlbiirt. 

Amos, b. Feb. 14, 1808: m. 1833, Mmy Fuller; d. Aug. 30, 1879. 

Si?non, b. June i, 1809. He died in infancy, Dec, 1809. 

Jared Cratidall, b. Oct. 20, 1810. 

Mary, b. Oct. 20, 1812. She resided in Rome, N. Y. 

Hannah^ b. Dec. 28, 1814: m. Daniel Stoiier. 

Jesse, b. Dec. 22, 18 16; m. ; d. 1873. 

Silas C, b. Aug. 17, 1819; m. 1844, Emily Stanford. 
Semiramis, b. Sept. 10, 182 1 : ni. Reuben Fuller. 
Helen, b. Aug. 23, 1823; m. John Murch. 
Daniel., b. Nov. 13, 1825 ; m. 1867, Fannie Griffith. 

Silas Matteson was one of the first settlers of Oneida Co., N. Y. He 
erected a saw-mill in Rome and another in Verona and manufactured lumber, 
also carried on a farm. Hannah Cogswell in early life taught school in Rome, 
N. Y., and made her home with an older sister, Mrs. Brown. She married 
Mr. Matteson when about twenty years of age. They had eleven children. 
The oldest of these became the Hon. O. B. Matteson, of Utica, N. Y. 


Orasmus Benajah Matteson received his education in the public schools 
of his native town. He was a student of law in the office of Hon. Samuel 
Beardsley, Esq., Member of Congress, and was admitted to the practice of 
law in the various courts of the State about 1830. He was elected Attorney 
for the city of Utica in 1832, at its organization of a city government, and 
filled this position for six years. He was elected Representative to the Thirty- 
first Congress from the Twentieth District of New York, Nov. 7, 1848. He rep- 
resented the same District in the Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth, and Thirty fifth 
Congresses, and while a member of the House was placed on important 
committees. Jan. 11, 185 1, he delivered his first speech in Congress in favor 
of the Cheap Postage Bill, which passed with some slight modifications. Aug. 
7, 1856, he delivered a speech upon The Presidential Question and Kansas 
Affairs. On his return from Washington his constituents invited him to a 
Public Reception in recognition of noble service to "Free speech, Free soil, 
and Free men." But this he declined. He was nominated for Mayor of the 
city, but did not wish the office. Hon. Wm. H. Seward, who was his intimate 
friend, on hearing of this wrote to Mr. Matteson under date of March 9, 1865 : 
" The people of Utica were wise in nominating you, and you even wiser in 
declining. I congratulate you." When Mr. Matteson was first nominated 
for Congress the Democratic party had 1,400 majority in his district. When 
he retired from the office the Republicans had a majority of 3,500 votes. At 
the semi-centennial celebration of the city of Utica, March i, 1882, Hon. O. 
B. Matteson was the only survivor of the original city officials of 1832. 



Hon. (). B. Matteson had two children: Henry Clay, b. April 8, 1S31, m. Dec. 31, 1S51, 
Eliza S. Tallmaii, d. Feb. 7, 1S7S; Mary Hurll'urt, b. Aug. i, 1838, m. Dec. 24, 1S62, George 

Henry Clay Matteson graduated from Union College. When the Rebellion broke out 
he entered the Union Army. On one occasion he received from Secretary Stanton three 
brevets in one day for meritorious service. He died Feb. 7, 187S, leaving one child : Augusta, 
b. May 8, 1854, who resided with her grandmother, Mrs. Tallman, in Brooklyn, N. \ . 

George Pomeroy, Mr. Matteson's son-in-law, served in the First Minnesota Regiment. He 
was promoted from a private to Lieutenant-Colonel, was in twenty battles, and severely 
wounded at Antietam. He was offered a Colonel's commission, but declined it. He was 
appointed Paymaster in the Volunteer Service, and afterward in the Regular Army. Col. 
Pomeroy died Jan. i, 1869, in Omaha, Neb. 

Mr. and Mrs. Pomeroy had one daughter: Augusta Matteson, b. Feb. [6, 1864, who 
resided with her grandfather, Hon. O. B. Matteson. 

The MoiDttain Home, to which Mr. Matteson and family retired in the summer months, 
was a charming villa among the Adirondacks. The estate embraced three thousand acres of 
land, covering almost an entire mountain, on the summit of which is Lake Milmurt. This lake 
is three miles long and one mile wide, and contains an abundant supply of brook trout, but 
no other kinds of fish, and is the only known instance of so large a lake in America holding 
in its waters only brook trout. This was famous fishing ground for President Arthur, to 
whom Mr. Matteson was accustomed to extend the hospitality of his Mountain Home. 

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Betsey''' Cogswell, {Anios^, Benjamin^, yoshita'^, Sainufl'^, yohii'^, 
yohn^), daughter of Amos^ [523] and Rebecca (Chamberlain) Cogs- 
well, was born Dec. ii, 1785, in Coventry, Conn , and married, Oct. 9, 
1808, Asa KeacJi. He was born Dec. 5, 1782, in Mansfield, Conn. 
They resided in Coventry, Conn. Mr. Keach died April 24, i860. 
Mrs. Keach died Sept. 3, 1870 


Benjamin Franklin^ b. Aug. 26, 1809; d. Sept. 23, 1823. 
Jason Corning, b. Oct. 28, 1810; m. April i, 1834, Revilo Long. 
Horatio Nelson., b. May 29, 1812. He died in infancy, June 13, 1812. 

IHcmor antra. 

Jason C. Keach was a member of the General Assembly of Connecticut in 1S73. He 
filled the office of Town Clerk of New Hartford for twenty-seven years, and was the Judge 
of Probate for several years. 


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Amos' Cogswell, (Amos^, Benjamin^, yosJiua'^, Samuel^, yohii^, 
yo/iii^), son of Amos^ [523] and Rebecca (Chamberlain) Cogswell, was 
born Aug. 22, 1789, in Coventry, Conn. He married, Nov. 7, 18 13, 
Sarah Hartshorn. She was born Dec. 26, 1791, in Mansfield, Conn., 
where they resided. Mr. Cogswell died Feb. 12, 1852. Mrs. Sarah 
Cogswell died Jan. 25, 1875. 


Harriet, [1650] b. Sept. 2, 1815. She died in childhood, Dec. 11, 1823. 
Newton, [1651] b. Jan. 29, 181 7. He died in childhood, Dec. 29, 1823. 
Clarissa, [1652] b. Nov. 12, 1818. She died in childhood, Jan. 29, 1829. 
Rebecca, [1653] b. March 9, 1823; m. March 4, \%^i, Albert Lincoln ; d. Jan. 29, 1S75. 
Sarah. [1654] b. May 29, 1825; m. Sept. 23, 1846, Cyrus Kingslcy ; d. July 21, 1854. 
Electa, [1655] b. Aug. 13, 1828. She died in girlhood, March 27, 1840. 


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George Washington'^ Cogswell, (Amos^, Benjamin^, yoshua"^, 
SavuicP, yoJiii-, yohu^), son of Amos^ [ 523 ] and Rebecca (Chamber- 
lain) Cogswell, was born March 23, 1795, in South Coventry, Conn. 
He married, 181 7, ^Polly Dimniiock. They lived in Tolland, Conn., and 
afterwards removed in 1828 to Orwell, N. Y. Mrs. Cogswell died, and 
Mr. Cogswell married, Aug. 16, 1830, ^Liicy Montague. She was born 
May 5, 1802. They resided in Orwell, N. Y. Mrs. Lucy Cogswell 
died Feb. 22, 1864. Mr. Cogswell married, April 30, 1865, "^Mrs. Han- 
nah {Carpenter) Greenfield, widow of Richard Greenfield. Mr. Cogswell 
died Dec. 21, 1878. 


Henrv Damel, [1656] b. Marcli 3. 1820; m. Dec. 7, 1846, Caroline Richards. 

(tEOK(;e Washington, [1657]. He died in early life, 1850. 

Maky Ann, [1658]. 

EiMiLV E., [1659]. She died in early Hfe, Feb. 3, i860. 

James Lafayette, [1660] m. May 18, 1867, Mrs. Emi