Biography of John Cowles
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Cowles, John, was born in Hadley, N. Y., May 10, 1855, a son of Chauncey and Margaret (Sage) Cowles, natives of Corinth. Chauncey was a son of Orlando Cowles, brother of Mrs. Rosetta Parmenter of Corinth. Margaret Sage was a daughter of Philip Sage, an early settler of Corinth. John Cowles was educated in the common schools and followed farming six years. He then engaged in the manufacture of pulp and is now foreman of the pulp mill in Hadley owned by H. L. Horton of New York city. Mr. Cowles owns a farm of one hundred and ten acres. He is a Republican in politics and has served as collector of his town. In 1876 he married Louisa Corlen of Hadley, and they have eight children: Charlie, Millan, Floyd, Jessie, Orville, Ira, Clayton and Edith.


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