Biography of Andrew H. Sowle
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Sowle, Andrew Hicks, son of Capt. Edward and Hannah (Hicks) Sowle, was born in the town of Westport, Bristol county, Mass., August 31, 1843. After leaving the public schools Mr. Sowle. in 1861, went to California, where he was engaged in mining until 1865, when he returned east and located in Bristol, R. I., where he was employed in a rubber works until 1889. He then removed to Westport Point, where he has since resided. Mr. Sowle has been a member of the Board of Health, also selectman of his town, and was superintendent of construction of the road that was built from Westport Point to the beach in 1893. December 29, 1872, he married Eleanor Cordelia, daughter of John D. and Rhoda (Allen) Brownell. Mrs. Sowle traces her ancestry to Nancy Brownell, who came to this country from Scotland with two sisters and settled in Adamsville, R. I. The line of descent from Nancy BrownelI, the first American ancestor, and from whom all of that name in this vicinity descended, is as follows: Nancy, 1 Ichabod, 2 George, 3 George M., 4 John D., 5 Eleanor Cordelia.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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