Biography of Henry T. Cowles
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Cowles, Henry T., was born in Clarendon, in 1839, and son of Charles H. T. Cowles, who was born in New London, Conn., in 1804, and died in Clarendon in 1890. They trace their ancestery back to John Cowles, who was born in England and came to America in 1635, and settled in Massachusetts, and in 1639 removed to Hartford, Conn. Charles H. T. Cowles came from Vermont in 1830 and settled in Ciarendon, taking up a farm of ninety acres. He was at one time Commissioner of Highways, was a member of Murray lodge, F. & A. M., and Holly lodge, I. O. O. F. He married Mrs. Atwel, and their children were: George E. who settled in Clarendon, and is a farmer. He married Laura J. Ford; Mary L., deceased; Ann J., who married John C. Tupper; Charles B. is unmarried, and lives in Oneida, N. Y.; Henry T. is a farmer who resides on the old homestead. He first married Ellen M. Richardson, and their children were: Jennie A., May L., and Homer H. For his second wife he married Eveline Van Winkle, and they have one child. Edna M. May L. Cowles married Glen P. Cole.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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