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cowgill ancestry

Sheryl Purdy (Cowgill) (View posts)
Posted: 23 Dec 1999 2:39PM GMT
I have been searching my family history.
I would like more information if possible from anyone.
My ancestors were Ralph and Ellen Cowgill from England.
I have traced back to England but no further.
I have found info on the orgin of our name.


pj johnson (View posts)
Posted: 25 Dec 1999 7:21PM GMT
try family - also there are a lot of name changes when you take your line back across the water. Cowgill also is known as cowdell and other names. Look on some of my other replies, there is one with info on a link to other simular surenames


sallyann Cowdell (View posts)
Posted: 4 Mar 2000 2:23PM GMT
I'm related to John Louis Cowdell, born 12-5-1854 Yorkshire England UK...married Emily Eugenie Davey... died in Salt lake city Utah.
He had 12 children, who i have traced on the IGI..... would any one have any more information about the Cowdell family tree in USA?

Cowgill Ancestry

Gayle (View posts)
Posted: 7 Apr 2000 7:07PM GMT
I have recently been investigating the Cowgill family. My mother is Bertha Cowgill, who is still living at the age of 93. She grew up in Wolcott, IN. I made a trip to Fowler, IN yesterday to do research. One thing I copied while there is below from a long article: It states that the earliest date that is available of this family is for Ralph Cowgill, who was born in Yorkshire, England about 1600. He married Ellen Stockhouse of Wales, England in the mid 1600's. Their five children were all born in England; 3 boys and 2 girls: Ralph, John, Edmund, Jane and Jenett. Ralph's wodow, Ellen, brought their family to Philadelphia in 1682 with the Society of Friends (Quakers). It is believed they came to America with William Penn.

Ralph's son, John Cowgill, married Bridget Croasdale in 1692 and they had four children; Elizabeth, Thomas, John and Ellen. Ralph married Rachel Baker in 1703 or 04. She was the widow of Job Bunting and the daughter of Henry Baker, one of the most prominent men in Bucks County. They had four children: Henery, born in 1704; Rachel 1706-1743; Mary born in 1707-8 and Ebenezer born in 1711.

And the article goes on and on. Let me know if you would like more of this article.


Peggy_Simons (View posts)
Posted: 11 Apr 2000 12:09PM GMT
Edited: 27 Jun 2001 4:21AM GMT
This is the first I have heard of Cowgill ancestry that far back. I t makes sense that they are Quake. I'd like more!!

Peggy Simons


Margaret Harke (View posts)
Posted: 30 Jul 2000 12:36PM GMT
I would like to see the rest of the article you gave on this forum about Cowgill ancerstry.. My ancestor is Rachel Cowgill who married Jacob Kerns, Jr. in 1791 Frederick Co., VA. I believe that she was the daughter of Elisha Cowgill.
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Margaret Harke


BCrowe1041 (View posts)
Posted: 30 Jul 2000 8:09PM GMT
Edited: 13 Jul 2001 10:37PM GMT
I would appreciate seeing more of this article. My line goes from Martha-Eleazer-Elisha-Eleazer-John Cowgill. From what I read, there is quite an argument regarding the Stackhous-Cowgill relationship


bev (View posts)
Posted: 8 Aug 2000 9:51PM GMT
I am related to the eighth generation. John cowgill who married Demilza c. Bunner. They had a third child frank emerson Cowgill who is my grandfather. He married Edna proctor first child born is my mother Mary Katherine Nanetta Cowgill.All or most of the family is from Anderson IND. I HAVE THE LINEAGE. marcia


BCrowe1041 (View posts)
Posted: 13 Aug 2000 5:31PM GMT
Edited: 13 Jul 2001 10:37PM GMT
My line runs from John Rachel Baker Cowgill to son Eleazer Martha Pain Cowgill to Elisha Martha Ewing Cowgill to Eleazer Jane McFarland to Samuel Martha Cowgill O'Neal To Eleazer Margaret Jones O'Neal. I don't think I have info on your line, but just rec. some data that I haven't had time to digest. Would like to see where we fit in. Thank you, Bev

cowdells in the uk

joan15745 (View posts)
Posted: 10 Oct 2000 3:38PM GMT
Edited: 19 Nov 2004 11:40PM GMT
Hi Sally Ann

Do you know anything of your ancestor's family in yorkshire? My husband's family are in Nottinghamshire from the early 1800's but we don't know where they came from before that. In particular we are looking for Samuel Cowdell born 1808-1811, he was the one that went to nottingham in the first place.

Kind regards,

Joan Cowdell
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