John COWLES

Male Abt 1598 - 1676  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name John COWLES  [1
    • He is said to have been born in the west of England; was among the early settlers at Hartford and not long after 1640, located at Farmington, where he served as Townsman and in 1652, was one of those who organized the church there, being one of the "Seven Pillars." His land was on the corner at the north end of Farmington Village. Selling this property, he bought three lots just south of the present meeting house and built his house there. He was a farmer; was Deputy to the General Assembly from Farmington at the October and November sessions of 1653 and the May session of 1654. It has been erroneously said that he was one of the "signers" who started the settlement at Hadley, (Judd's Hadley, 1905 edition, p. 11.) He was one of the twenty-five "engagers" in Hadley to establish themselves at Hatfield, "cross the River" before March 25, 1661, and his record there begins in January, 1660/1; Freeman 1666. He was Townsman of Hadley, 1667. It is said that he spelled his name "Cowles" to distinguish himself from another man in the place named cole, but this seems doubtful. He may have been a brother of James of Hartford. [1]
    Born Abt 1598  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1676  Hatfield, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I675  Main Tree
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2020 

    Family Hannah ?,   d. 16 Mar 1683/4, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Samuel COWLES,   b. 1639,   d. 17 Apr 1691, Farmington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [Birth]
     2. John COWLES,   b. Feb 1641/2,   d. 12 May 1711  (Age ~ 69 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Hannah COWLES,   b. Feb 1644,   d. 4 Feb 1689/90  (Age ~ 45 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Sarah COWLES,   b. Abt 1646,   d. 8 May 1676  (Age ~ 30 years)  [Birth]
     5. Esther COWLES,   b. 1649,   d. 1691  (Age 42 years)  [Birth]
     6. Elizabeth COWLES,   b. 1651, Farmington, Connectocut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1696  (Age 46 years)  [Birth]
    +7. Mary COWLES,   b. 24 Jun 1654  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F33978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.