John Cowing
Revolutionary War Soldier

Provided by Joe W. Cowing , 2002.
Submitted by Dolores Davidson


Descendants of John Cowing, Sr.


Generation No. 1

1. JOHN5 COWING, SR. (PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 17,
1763 in Northampton, Massachusetts, and died August 1833 in Ellicott,
Chautauqua County, New York. He married (1) LYDIA FULLER May 26, 1783 in
Chesterfield, Massachusetts, daughter of SAMUEL FULLER and ELIZABETH
THOMPSON. She was born August 10, 1760 in Halifax, Massachusetts, and died
November 04, 1807 in Chesterfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. He
married (2) ABIGAIL MEECH December 20, 1807. She was born 1767, and died
June 29, 1839 in Buffalo, New York.

Notes for JOHN COWING, SR.:
John Cowing removed to Rhinebeck, New York. His first marriage was to Lydia
Fuller, marriage intentions were on May 26, 1783. Lydia died at age 47, on
November 4, 1807.

His second wife was Mrs. Abigail Meech, widow of Captain Dennis Meech. John
married Abigail on December 20, 1807. Abigail Cowing died at age 69 in
Buffalo, New York on June 29, 1836.

John died in August of 1833 at age 70 and is buried in the Lake View
Cemetery in Jamestown, New York.

Soldiers of the American Revolution, Page 28

COWING, JOHN--Born about 1761. Died in the town of Ellicott, Chautauqua
County, New York, in August, 1833. He served as private in Massachusetts
troops in the war of the American Revolution. Was awarded a pension and is
mentioned in the Pension List of 1831, aged 71 years, and residing in
Chautauqua County. Location of grave not ascertained.

Sources: History and Genealogy of the Families of Chesterfield,
Massachusetts , Page 107

JOHN5 COWING (Prince4, John 3 2 1), b. 17 Mar. 1763; removed to Rhinebeck,
N. Y., before 1812; m. (1) (int. 26 May 1783), Lydia Fuller. She d. 4 Nov.
1807, ae. 47 (cemetery rec.).
He m. (2) (int. 20 Dec. 1807), Mrs. Abigail Meech, widow of Capt. Dennis
Meech (No. 1). He d. Aug. 1833 in the 70th year of his age and is buried in
the Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, N. Y. She d. 29 June 1836, ae. 69, in
Buffalo. Children, by first wife:

*53. Calvin, b. 12 Mar. 1786.
54. John, b. 31 Oct. 1787, d. 4 Aug. 1806.
55. Lydia, b. 18 Apr. 1789.
56. Sophia, b. 1 Sept. 1791; m. Josiah Robinson (No. 11).
57. Louisa, b. 8 Dec. 1792.
58. Charlotte, b. 9 Oct. 1794; m. Zenas Damon (No. 33).
59. Betsy, b. 5 July 1796, d. 20 Jan. 1820.
*60. Thompson, b. 8 Mar. 1798.
61. Samuel, b. 21 June 1801, d. 4 Sept. 1833; m. 10 Jan. 1827, Minerva
Austin of Worthington.
62. Abraham, d. 1807, ae. 5 yrs. (cemetery rec., Aranson, d. 4 Nov.
1807, in 5th yr.).
63. Ransom, b. 8 Apr. 1803.

Child, by second wife:

64. Fordyce, b. 20 May 1809.





More About JOHN COWING, SR.:
Burial: August 1833, Lakeview Cemetery, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New
York

More About LYDIA FULLER:
Burial: November 1807

More About JOHN COWING and LYDIA FULLER:
Marriage: May 26, 1783, Chesterfield, Massachusetts

More About JOHN COWING and ABIGAIL MEECH:
Marriage: December 20, 1807

Children of JOHN COWING and LYDIA FULLER are:
2. i. CALVIN6 COWING, b. March 12, 1786, Chesterfield, Hampden County,
Massachusetts; d. February 03, 1859, Black Rock, Buffalo County, New York.
ii. JOHN COWING, JR., b. October 31, 1787.

Notes for JOHN COWING, JR.:
Probably Never Married.

iii. LYDIA COWING, b. April 18, 1789.
3. iv. SOPHIA COWING, b. September 01, 1791, Chesterfield, Hampden County,
Massachusetts.
v. LOUISA COWING, b. December 08, 1792, Chesterfield, Hampden County,
Massachusetts.
4. vi. CHARLOTTE COWING, b. October 09, 1794; d. November 24, 1817.
vii. BETSY COWING, b. July 05, 1796; d. January 20, 1820.
5. viii. THOMPSON COWING, b. March 08, 1798, Chesterfield, Hampshire County,
Massachusetts; d. February 21, 1862, Busti, Chautauqua County, New York.
ix. SAMUEL COWING, b. June 21, 1801; d. September 04, 1833; m. MINERVA
AUSTIN, January 10, 1827; b. Worthington.

More About SAMUEL COWING and MINERVA AUSTIN:
Marriage: January 10, 1827

x. ABRAHAM COWING, b. 1802, Chesterfield, Massachusetts; d. November 04,
1807, Aranson.

Notes for ABRAHAM COWING:
Abraham Cowing died at age 5. Cemetery Records, Aranson, he died November
4, 1807.


Children of JOHN COWING and ABIGAIL MEECH are:
xi. RANSOM6 COWING, b. April 08, 1803.
xii. FORDYCE COWING, b. May 20, 1809, Chesterfield, Hampshire County,
Massachusetts.

Notes for FORDYCE COWING:
Possible her Mother could have been Abigail Billings. Born: 12 JUN 1762 in
Stonington, New London, Connecticut


Generation No. 2

2. CALVIN6 COWING (JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 12,
1786 in Chesterfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, and died February 03,
1859 in Black Rock, Buffalo County, New York. He married (1) MARY UNKNOWN.
He married (2) EMILY BISSELL, daughter of NOAH BISSELL and EUNICE OLCOTT.
She was born February 19, 1791 in East Windsor Township, Hartford County,
Connecticut. He married (3) RUTH BISSELL January 23, 1809 in Chesterfield,
Hampden County, Massachusetts, daughter of NOAH BISSELL and EUNICE OLCOTT.
She was born June 06, 1787 in East Windsor Township, Hartford County,
Connecticut, and died August 17, 1836 in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New
York.

Notes for CALVIN COWING:
Calvin Cowing appears to have had three wives.

First Marriage was to Ruth Bissell on January 23, 1809. She died on August
17, 1836.

Second Marriage was to Emily Bissell, about 1837 in Jamestown, Chaut County,
New York.

Third Marriage was to Mary (Unknown).

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CALVIN11 COWING (LYDIA10 FULLER, SAMUEL9, ISAAC8, SAMUEL7, SAMUEL6, ROBERT5,
JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born March 12, 1786 in Chesterfield,
Massachusetts, and died February 3, 1859 in Black Rock, Buffalo, New York.
He married (1) EMILY BISSELL, daughter of NOAH BISSELL and EMMA OLCOTT. He
married (2) RUTH BISSELL January 28, 1809 in Chesterfield, Massachusetts,
daughter of NOAH BISSELL and EMMA OLCOTT. She was born January 6, 1787, and
died August 17, 1836 in Jamestown, New York.

Notes for RUTH BISSELL:
Excepts From the Journal of Ruth Bissell Cowing
(Wife of Calvin Cowing)


January 26, 1809 - Mr. C. (Calvin Cowing) called on me this evening and we
have come to the conclusion to join hands next Sunday evening. I hope that
we both have sufficiently considered it and that we may never have the
occasion to wish that it had not taken place.

Sabbath Day (Jan. 28. 1809) - The day has arrived. In a few hours I expect
to give public manifestation of the choice that I have made in a partner for
life -- yes, for life. If our hearts are truly unified nothing by Death can
dissolve this union.

Feb. 21, 1810 - ON the evening of the 6th of this month, when my body lay
racked with pain, God's mercy was extended and I was delivered of a son
(John Kirkland Cowing).

March 1, 1812 - I record the goodness of God to me. On the 30th of last
January I was again delivered of a son (James Anderson Cowing).

Nov. 27, 1812 - Our family have retired to rest and my husband is absent on
a journey and not expected before the coming week, if ever.

July 10, 1814 - I experienced His goodness on the 19th of June in a
remarkable manner in the birth of my third son (Harrison Otis Cowing).

Nov. 3, 1816 - On the 24th of September, I was delivered of my fourth son.
(Rufus Billings Cowing).

April 16, 1817 - I have been called to pass through a trying scene. Last
Saturday eve at 6 o'clock our aged grandmother expired. (Mrs. Margaret
Cowing, widow of Prince Cowing). I have tried to examine my conduct toward
her in the eight years that we have lived together and I think if I am
deceived I have done my duty for her temporal welfare.

February 2, 1818 - Mr. Cowen (husband) left his house and family and has
gone on a long journey to the West. (To look for land, perhaps).

December 3, 1818 - My prospects to look forward seem gloomy, a cold winter
before me, health poor and surrounded with large family and my dearest
friend that cheers my gloomy hours absent the most part of the time.

1819 - On the morning of the 9th inst., I was delivered of my 5th son
(Samuel Emerson Cowing).

April 25, 1822 - I was delivered of my sixth child which proved a daughter
(Elizabeth Thompson Cowing).

ON the morning of the 14th of last January 1825, I again experienced
preserving goodness in the birth of my seventh child (Estes Howe Cowing).

May 8, 1826 - I once more took up my pen and probably for the last time in
this town. Yes, the die is cast, my fate fixed and soon I with my family set
out for a far distant land. I have taken leave one after another of my
friends and acquaintances. My fountain of tears is about dried up and I feel
tolerable composure.

Wednesday, May 10 - I took leave of my friends in Chesterfield with the
greatest of calmness and composure that I have ever experienced in so trying
a scene, but scarcely had we set out on our long and tiresome journey ere my
friends who accompanied us and my tow little ones were exposed to instant
death. The horse took fright, the wagon upset, and they all landed on the
ground, but 0 miracle to record, they escaped without essential injury. We
again proceeded forward to reach the city of Albany, Thursday eve, crossed
the river, and returned to a tavern to rest the night. Friday morning enter
the boat (Erie Canal Boat) with reluctance, pass the day in gloomy
melancholy.

Sabbath A. M. landed us in Utica. I stepped on shore for the first time. I
catched at the first spear of grass that presented itself with more
eagerness than the miser does his purse of gold.

Monday passed many agreeable places. Tuesday morning raised the cabin
windows, found we were in Jordan, 80 miles from Utica. This morning,
Wednesday, I arose early, seated on deck in the woods on the borders of
Palmira. Yesterday, 4 P.M., arrived in Brighton, called to see my old
acquaintance, Mrs. Smith (formerly Relief Buck), was struck with her
appearance. Her countenance denotes speedy dissolution. At 6 O'clock,
reached Rochester. Urged by the politeness of Mr. Much and lady, I called
and took tea. Comfortable night by reason of the cool breeze we were favored
with. The four first days we passed on board were extremely warm, but we
have as good accommodations as can be expected considering our number. We
have four families on board, consisting of 19 children, besides many other
passengers. Some of the children have been sick. Mine have been remarkably
well. Passed Lockport Thursday evening. I think the prospect there exhibited
the greatest artificial curiosity I ever beheld. It surpasses the power of
description. (What was it?)

Friday morning I ascended on deck to view the pleasant town of Buffalo. The
boat hit in passing under the bridge and threw our little son, Emerson,
overboard. I saw him go, shrieked and fell. They raised me!. I found myself
in the cabin and my child in my arms. A gentleman at the other end of the
boat sprang and saved him from a watery grave.

I spent Friday night about Mr. Mack's and Saturday took a seat in a wagon to
ride Wales (about 25 miles east of Buffalo.) I rode about half way, and
quite fatigued, accepted the invitation of a gentleman to stay at his house
all night. Sabbath morning he conveyed me and about 12 o'clock reached the
house I am now in and 0 gloomy place it appears to me (July 26, 1826).

Sept 23, 1827 - This place which appeared gloomy and lonesome the first
summer I spent here now wears a different hue, the inhabitants seem like
another race of beings. The fact of Nature appears more pleasant and I have
enjoyed a calm agreeable summer. On the 18 of September the addition of a
little daughter (Lydia Fuller Cowing) was added to our family. The November
following (1829) we quit our abode in Wales and on the 1st December reached
this place, the town of Jamestown.

An addition was made to my family September 3, of a daughter (Emily Bissell
Cowing.)


More About RUTH BISSELL:
Burial: Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, New York

More About CALVIN COWING and RUTH BISSELL:
Marriage: January 28, 1809, Chesterfield, Massachusetts

Children of CALVIN COWING and RUTH BISSELL are:
i. JOHN KIRKLAND12 COWING, b. February 21, 1810, Chesterfield,
Massachusetts; d. November 18, 1845, Jamestown, New York; m. SEDATE FOOTE,
March 15, 1837; b. April 14, 1810, Sherburn, New York; d. May 3, 1874, New
York.
More About JOHN COWING and SEDATE FOOTE:
Marriage: March 15, 1837


ii. JAMES ANDERSON COWING, b. January 30, 1812, Chesterfield,
Massachusetts; d. February 14, 1890; m. JULIA MARIA RADCLIFFE.
562. iii. HARRISON OTIS COWING, b. June 19, 1814, Chesterfield,
Massachusetts; d. March 16, 1899, Buffalo, New York.
iv. RUFUS BILLINGS COWING, b. September 24, 1815, Chesterfield,
Massachusetts; d. March 14, 1840; m. ANN JANE HOPKINS.
v. SAMUEL EMERSON COWING, b. June 9, 1819, Chesterfield, Massachusetts;
d. June 12, 1842.
vi. ELIZABETH THOMPSON COWING, b. April 25, 1822, Chesterfield,
Massachusetts; d. February 11, 1850, Ellicott, New York; m. SALOMAN JONES,
March 2, 1848; b. February 21, 1804; d. November 29, 1901, Jamestown, New
York.
More About SALOMAN JONES and ELIZABETH COWING:
Marriage: March 2, 1848


vii. ESTES HOWE COWING, b. January 14, 1825, Chesterfield,
Massachusetts; d. August 27, 1891, Wyoming, Ohio; m. MARY JANE HAVENS, May
10, 1848; b. Fredonia, New York.
More About ESTES COWING and MARY HAVENS:
Marriage: May 10, 1848


viii. LYDIA FULLER COWING, b. September 18, 1828, Dexterville, New York;
d. July 3, 1904; m. DARIUS LEANDER DICKINSON.
ix. EMILY BISSELL COWING, b. September 3, 1830, Dexterville, New York;
d. March 10, 1873, Denver, Colorado; m. CHARLES HARKNESS, September 2, 1860;
b. December 21, 1816, Antheny, Rhode Island; d. May 22, 1906.
More About CHARLES HARKNESS and EMILY COWING:
Marriage: September 2, 1860

History and Genealogy of the Families of Chesterfield, Massachusetts , Page
109
CALVIN6 COWING (John5, Prince4, John3 2 1), b. 12 Mar. 1786, d. in Black
Rock, Buffalo. He m. (1) 23 Jan. 1809, Ruth Bissell (No. 6). She d. 17 Aug.
1836 and is buried in Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, N. Y. He m. (2) Emily
Bissell (No. 8). He m. (3) Mary ......... Children, first six born in
Chesterfield:

79. John, b. 6 Feb. 1810; m. ........ Foote. He and two infant
children are buried in Jamestown, N. Y.
80. James Aranson, b. 30 Jan. 1812.
81. Harrison Otis, b. 19 June 1814.
82. Rufus Billings, b. 24 Sept. 1815 (family records).
83. Samuel Emerson, b. 9 June 1819.
84. Elizabeth Thompson, b. 25 Apr. 1822.
85. Estes, b. 14 Jan. 1825.
86. Lida (or Lydia) Fuller, b. 18 Sept. 1828.
87. Emily Bissell, b. 3 Sept. 1830.


More About CALVIN COWING:
Burial: February 1859

Notes for EMILY BISSELL:
Emily, b. 19 Feb. 1791; m. Calvin Cowing (No. 53) as his 2nd wife. She was
voted a letter and recommended to the Congregational Church in Jamestown, N.
Y., 29 Oct. 1837. (Church records).


Notes for RUTH BISSELL:
Sources: Cowings in...

10,000 Vital Records of Western New York, 1809-1850
Compiled by Fred Q. Bowman, Published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
Baltimore, 1988. (Copyright 1985). Third printing.

2146. Cowing, Ruth, 49, wife of Capt. Calvin, d in Jamestown (4-8/24/36)

More About RUTH BISSELL:
Burial: August 1836, Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New
York

More About CALVIN COWING and RUTH BISSELL:
Marriage: January 23, 1809, Chesterfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts

Children of CALVIN COWING and RUTH BISSELL are:
6. i. JOHN KIRKLAND7 COWING, b. February 06, 1810, Chesterfield, Hampden
County, Massachusetts; d. November 18, 1845, Jamestown, Chautauqua County,
New York.
ii. JAMES ANDERSON COWING, b. January 30, 1812, Chesterfield, Hampden
County, Massachusetts; d. February 14, 1890; m. JULIA MARIA RADCLIFFE.
7. iii. HARRISON OTIS COWING, SR., b. June 19, 1814, Chesterfield, Hampden
County, Massachusetts; d. March 16, 1899, Buffalo, New York.
iv. RUFUS BILLINGS COWING, b. September 24, 1815, Chesterfield, Hampden
County, Massachusetts; d. March 14, 1840; m. ANN JANE HOPKINS.
v. SAMUEL EMERSON COWING, b. June 09, 1819, Chesterfield, Hampden County,
Massachusetts; d. June 12, 1842.
vi. ELIZABETH THOMPSON COWING, b. April 25, 1822, Chesterfield, Hampden
County, Massachusetts; d. February 11, 1850, Ellicott, Chautauqua County,
New York; m. SOLOMON JONES, March 02, 1848, Busti or Jamestown, New York; b.
February 21, 1804; d. November 29, 1901, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New
York.

More About ELIZABETH THOMPSON COWING:
Burial: February 1850, Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York

More About SOLOMON JONES:
Burial: December 1901, Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York

More About SOLOMON JONES and ELIZABETH COWING:
Marriage: March 02, 1848, Busti or Jamestown, New York

vii. ESTES HOWE COWING, b. January 14, 1825, Chesterfield, Massachusetts;
d. August 27, 1891, Wyoming, Hamilton County, Ohio; m. MARY JANE HAVENS, May
10, 1848, Buffalo, New York; b. Fredonia, New York.

More About ESTES COWING and MARY HAVENS:
Marriage: May 10, 1848, Buffalo, New York

viii. LYDIA FULLER COWING, b. September 18, 1828, Massachusetts; d. July
03, 1904, Dexterville, New York; m. DARIUS LEANDER DICKINSON; b. 1824,
Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut.
8. ix. EMILY BISSELL COWING, b. September 03, 1830, Dexterville, New York;
d. March 10, 1873, Denver, Colorado.


3. SOPHIA6 COWING (JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September
01, 1791 in Chesterfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. She married LT.
JOSIAH ROBINSON August 15, 1818 in Chesterfield, Hampden County,
Massachusetts, son of ZEBULAN ROBINSON and EUNICE JOSSELYN. He was born May
19, 1793 in Chesterfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, and died January
26, 1863 in Worthington, Massachusetts.

Notes for LT. JOSIAH ROBINSON:
Sources: History and Genealogy of the Families of Chesterfield,
Massachusetts, Page 312

Lt. JOSIAH7 ROBINSON (Zebulan6 5, Increase4 3 2, William1), b. 19 May 1793,
d. in Worthington, 26 Jan. 1863; m. (int. 15 Aug. 1818), Sophia Cowing (No.
56). Rem. to Savoy and Worthington. Children:

26. Josiah Howland, b. 17 Nov. 1819, d. in Worthington, 4 Oct. 1864;
m. Mary Jane Shorts, dau. of Abraham and Jane Shorts, b. in
Cummington, d. in Worthington, 5 Oct. 1865.
27. Mary B., b. in Worthington, d. there unm., ae. 39.
28. Franklin J., b. in Savoy, d. in Worthington, ae. 65; m. Ruth
Granger; res. in Worthington, where children were born.



More About LT. JOSIAH ROBINSON:
Burial: January 1863

More About JOSIAH ROBINSON and SOPHIA COWING:
Marriage: August 15, 1818, Chesterfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts

Children of SOPHIA COWING and JOSIAH ROBINSON are:
i. JOSIAH HOWLAND7 ROBINSON, b. November 17, 1819; d. October 04, 1864,
Worthington, Massachusetts.
ii. MARY B. ROBINSON, b. Abt. 1821, Worthington, Massachusetts; d.
Worthington, Massachusetts.

Notes for MARY B. ROBINSON:
Mary B., b. in Worthington, d. there unm., ae. 39.

iii. FRANKLIN J. ROBINSON, b. Abt. 1823; m. RUTH GRANGER.

Notes for FRANKLIN J. ROBINSON:
Franklin J., b. in Savoy, d. in Worthington, ae. 65; m. Ruth Granger; res.
in Worthington, where children were born.



4. CHARLOTTE6 COWING (JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born October
09, 1794, and died November 24, 1817. She married ZENAS DAMON, son of ISAAC
DAMON and MARY STUDLEY. He was born June 06, 1794.

Notes for ZENAS DAMON:
Sources: History and Genealogy of the Families of Chesterfield,
Massachusetts , Page 125

ZENAS6 DAMON (Isaac5, Amos4, Daniel3, Zachary2, John1), b. 6 June 1794; m.
(1) Charlotte Cowing (No. 58). She d. 24 Nov. 1817. He m. (2) Lucy Field (or
Flint). Children:

86. Henry, b. 3 Oct. 1815; m. (int. 12 Apr. 1834), Emily Jones, dau.
of Joel and Clarissa (Owen) Jones.
87. Child of Zenas Damon, d. 6 Dec. 1817.



Child of CHARLOTTE COWING and ZENAS DAMON is:
i. HENRY7 DAMON, b. October 03, 1815; m. EMILY JONES, April 12, 1834.

More About HENRY DAMON and EMILY JONES:
Marriage: April 12, 1834


5. THOMPSON6 COWING (JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March
08, 1798 in Chesterfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, and died February
21, 1862 in Busti, Chautauqua County, New York. He married (1) EUNICE
KINNEY December 02, 1820. She was born May 06, 1802, and died April 02,
1822. He married (2) SALOME HOUSE April 02, 1822 in Massachusetts, daughter
of JOHN HOUSE and LYDIA RHOADES. She was born July 09, 1801 in
Chesterfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, and died October 23, 1866 in
Busti, Chautauqua County, New York.

Notes for THOMPSON COWING:
Thompson Cowing was born in the state of Massachusetts, in 1794, died in
Busti, Chautauqua County, New York, at an advanced age. If he descended as
is believed, his early manhood was spent in Saratoga, Ontario, and Yates
counties in New York. In 1839 he came to Chautauqua county settling in
Busti, at what is now the noted summer resort on Lake Chautauqua, Lakewood.
Here he purchased a tract of two hundred and twenty-five acres and devoted
his after life to its cultivation. He was a successful, prosperous farmer,
well known and much respected. He was a Whig in politics. He married
Salome House. Children: Charlotte, John, Charles, Samuel, James, Marietta,
Fordyce B., Married Katherine Strunk and had children: Herbert O. and
Leonard G. Cowing, Ransom F., of whom a daughter died in infancy.

Thompson Cowing appears to have been married twice.

First Marriage was to Eunice Kinney on December 2, 1820. She died on May 6,
1821 at age 20.
They had no children together.

Second Marriage was to Salome House on April 2, 1822. She died on October
23, 1866.
They had eight children together.

Bentley Cemetery
Lakewood, New York
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nychauta/CEMETERY/Bentley.html COWING Lot 1 Lot Owner S. A. Cowing Mary 1/18/1833 - 11/28/1898 ae 65 (wife of Samuel) Samuel A. 1/4/1829 - 1/17/1900 ae 71 Nancy 1834-1908 ae 74 Charles R. 1828-1906 ae 78 Salome 10/23/1866 - 1931 ae 65 (stone only says "Mother") Thompson 1862-1925 ae 63 (stone only says "Father") E. 4/16/1881 - 1884 ae 3 yr 10 mo. Ransom 1882-1903 ae 21 Maria (?) 1886-1907 ae 29 wife of Ransom Cowing Minnie 1892-1921 ae 29 dau of Samuel & Mary W. 1863-1873 ae 10 Infant No Record Infant Son 1860-1861 ae 1 COWING Lot 33 ½ A, 5, 6 Anna N. 1859-1941 ae 62 Fred E. 1855-1928 ae 73 CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY From: GAZETTEER of the STATE OF NEW YORK - 1824 by H. G. SPAFFORD CHAUTAUQUA* COUNTY, is situated on Lake Erie, in the SW. corner of the State, 360 miles W. of Albany, 60 S.W. of Buffalo, and is bounded Northerly by Lake Eric and a small angle on Erie County, E. by Cattaraugus County, S. and W. by the State of Pennsylvania. Area, 659280 acres: Situated between 42o and 42o 35' N. lat.; arid 5o 09' arid 5o 48' W. Ion. from New-York. *These names, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus are of Indian ongin, and as they have been variously written, it seems desirable to trace their original etymology. I terminate the first with an a, because I sometimes hear it pronounced, by strangers, in two syllables, as well as that this orthography comes nearer the Indian pronunciation. The following is written from statements given me in 1815, and subsequently, by several Chiefs and lnterpreters of the Indian Tribes in the western part of this State. In their language, there is a phrase, or word-in-their-manner, signifying of the fog, at the fog, foggy place, &c. spoken ots-ha-ta-ka, iwth the long sound of o, and the board a, execept on the last letter, a short almost like e. They have another, which signifies stinking shore, or beach, spoken Gah-ta-ra-ke-ras, a broad, and this they say is the orgin of our Cattaraugus, a name perfectly appropriate to the Lake shore, as Chautauqua, foggy place, is to the lake of that name, and the high grounds of the adjoining hills. The County of Chautauqua, though adjoining Lake Erie, is high land, discharging its waters into Lake Erie, and sending many fine streams southerly to the Alleghany of the Ohio, discharging into the Ocean by the River St. Lawrence, and by the Mississippi. Cattaraugus Creek, enters the Lake on its N. boundary, Canada-way Creek, Walnut Creek, and other mill streams, rise in the Chautauqua Ridge, tumble down its rapid declivities, and enter that Lake after supplying abundance of mill seats. The Chautauqua Lake, 16 miles in length, wholly in this County, discharges Chautauqua River or Creek eastward, making a junction with Connewongo Creek, after having received Cosdaga Creek, from Cosdaga Lake, a small pond of the Chautauqua Ridge, whence their united waters flow S. to the Alleghany River, at Warren, Pa., 70 miles below Olean. The Connewongo Creek spreads over this Co. and Cattaraugus, navigable from the heads of the 2 Lakes above noticed, within 6 and 8 miles of Lake Erie, from which boats have a free navigation to the Gulf of Mexico, and rafts of lumber annually descend from here to the Ohio and Mississippi for a market. See ELLICOTT, for the trade in limber of that Town. An inclined plane of this length, must commence at a high elevation. Portland, Dunkirk and Cattaraugus harbors, on Lake Erie, afford conveniences for the Lake trade, and the portage and forwarding business both ways. The surface of this County has its back-bone in the Chautauqua Ridge, separately described, elevated, as is supposed, for I know of no measurement, from 800 to 1000 and 1200 feet above the level of Lake Erie, ranging along it at distances of 3 to 5, 8 and 10 miles. The soil of this Ridge is a moist loam, suitable for stock and dairy farming, resting on clay slate stone, or mica slate, and covered with a lofly growth of chestnut, oak, maple, beech, birch, hemlock, basswood, ash, elm, &c. Its sides are steep, particularly the W. and N., but not precipitous, arable, and its borders handsomely waving in easy undulations. Along the shore of Lake Erie, there is generally
a border of alluvion, 1 to 4 miles wide, a rich and prioductive soil,
underlaid by clay slate, and there is considerable river alluvion along the
water courses and the Chantauqua Lake. It is a pleasant, healthy County,
blest with many advantages, a good grass country, and capable of producing
grain enough for home consumption, even on the uplands, and it has large
tracts of grain lands. Among its disadvantages, may be noticed the damp,
cold and piercing blasts from Lake Erie, aided in their chilling influences
by its great elevation. Its winters are more seveve than those of Jefferson
County, at the E. end of Lake Ontario, and its cold more trying to frail
constitutions. The spring is also later, strange as it may seem, for I write
from personal knowledge; -- and having stated facts, my readers will make
their own comments, while emigrants will be enabled to learn something from
these humble, thankless and arduous labors. My object is to exhibit facts
and features as I find them, for the means of doing which I lave spared no
labor or expense, so that others should find, in these labors, useful and
accurate information. There are, as usual in fields of clay-slate, some
sulphuretted hydrogen springs, supposed, but mistaken indications of mineral
coal; and there seems to he plenty of bog iron ore, thouhg I have no account
of the working of any; and report says there are some springs yielding small
quantities of petroleum. Apples, plums, pears, succeed well. The
south-western part has extensive forests of tall, majestic white pine, too
rapidly falling before the lumber-man's axe; and the alluvial lands along
Lake Erie, are covered with a rich assemblage of forest trees, such as black
walnut, hickory, poplar or whitewood, maple, hemlock, beech, white ash, the
cucumber tree, butternut, oak, white pine, black cherry, elm, and chestnut,
with an undergrowth of sassafras, spice bush and the papaw, entwined with
grape vines. Chautauqua has a society for the promotion of agriculture and
domestic manufactures, which receives $50 a year from the State. Mayville,
the capital of this County, is 164 miles W. of Albany, and has a handsome
collection of houses, elegantly situated on a handsome swell of the E. side
of the Chautauqua Ridge, commanding a fine view of the Chautauqua Lake and
surrounding country, for which see the Town of CHAUTAUQUA. Though perhaps
out of place, I cannot close this article without suggesting to the
Chautauqua people the good policy of reserving belts of trees, to screen
their fields, farm-buildings and orchards, from the chilly winds and gales
from the Lake. A screen of evergreens, around the barn and stables of a
stock-farm, would be worth some tons of hay every winter, to say nothing of
other, and important advantages. Statistics.-Chautauqua elects 1 Member of
Assembly, and with Erie and Niagara, 1 Representative to Congress, forming
the 30th district: Towns, 11 ; Post Offices, 11; Population, 12568 : ratio
of increase per annum, 3$ per cent: whites, 12555 ; free blacks, 10; slaves,
3: taxable property, $1698414: school districts, 128 ; schools average 6
months in 12; public monies received in 1821, $975.45 ; No. of children
between 5 and 15 years of age, 3331; No. taught in the schools that year,
3868 : persons employed in agriculture, 1892; in manufactures and trades,
207; in trade and cormmerce, 16: electors, 2896; acres of improved land,
32110; cattle, 18765; horses, 1378; sheep, 17948; yards of cloth made in
families in 1821, 83550; grist mills, 30; saw mills, 74 ; oil mills, 1;
fulling mills, 6; carding ma-chines, 7; cotton and woollen factories, 1 ;
distilleries, 17; asheries, 9.

CHAUTAUQUA LAKE, a fine sheet of water of Chautauqua County, abunt 16 miles
in length, 1 to near 4 miles in width, discharging a branch of Connewongo
Creek, which enters the Alleghany River at Warren, Pa., 70 miles below
Olean, a navigable stream, affording a safe and pretty easy communication.
This Lake lies on a high elevation, and is surrounded by good land for
grazing, and some very rich and productive for grain. Mayville, the capital
of the County, is on its NW. border, 8 miles from Portland harbor on Lake
Erie, for which see the Town of CHAUTAUQUA. The Outlet of this Lake, may as
well be called Chautauqua River, because there is a Chautauqua Creek, in
Ripley and Portland, entering Lake Erie in the latter Town, some 12 or 15
miles in length.

Sources: History and Genealogy of the Families of Chesterfield,
Massachusetts , Page 109

THOMPSON6 COWING (John5, Prince4, John3 2 1), b. 8 Mar. 1798; m. (1) (int. 2
Dec. 1820), Eunice Kinney. She d. 6 May 1821, in her 20th year. He m. (2) 2
Apr. 1822, Salome House (No. 9). She d. 23 Oct. 1866. Children, by second
wife:

88. infant, d. 26 Mar. 1823.
89. Charlotte, b. 18 Aug. 1824.
90. John, b. 4 Aug. 1826.
91. Charles, b. 19 Sept. 1828.
92. Samuel, b. 4 Jan. 1831.
93. Ransom, b. 25 .... 1832.
94. Julia, b. 5 Dec. 1836, d. 24 Sept. 1838.
95. Mariett, dau., b. 13 July 1838.


More About THOMPSON COWING:
Burial: February 1862, Bentley Hill Cemetery, Lakewood, Chautauqua County,
New York

Notes for EUNICE KINNEY:
I have also seen her death date as May, 6, 1821, dying in her 20th year.

More About THOMPSON COWING and EUNICE KINNEY:
Marriage: December 02, 1820

More About SALOME HOUSE:
Burial: October 1866, Bentley Cemetery, Lakewood, Chautauqua County, New
York

More About THOMPSON COWING and SALOME HOUSE:
Marriage: April 02, 1822, Massachusetts

Children of THOMPSON COWING and SALOME HOUSE are:
i. INFANT7 COWING, d. March 26, 1823.
ii. INFANT COWING.
9. iii. CHARLOTTE E. COWING, b. August 18, 1824, Massachusetts; d. July 09,
1883, Busti, New York.
iv. JOHN COWING, b. August 04, 1826.
10. v. CHARLES R. COWING, b. September 19, 1828, Amsterdam, Montgomery
County, New Yyork; d. March 11, 1906, Busti, New York.
vi. SAMUEL A. COWING, b. January 04, 1831, New York; d. January 17, 1900,
New York; m. MARY; b. January 18, 1833; d. November 28, 1898, New York.

More About SAMUEL A. COWING:
Burial: Bentley Cemetery, Lakewood, Chautauqua County, New York

More About MARY:
Burial: Bentley Cemetery, Lakewood, Chautauqua County, New York

11. vii. LT. RANSOM FULLER COWING, b. January 25, 1832, Chesterfield,
Hampden County, Massachusetts; d. October 19, 1909, New York.
viii. JULIA COWING, b. December 05, 1836; d. September 24, 1838.
ix. MARIETTA COWING, b. July 13, 1838, Massachusetts; m. SAMUEL BUTLER.
12. x. FORDYCE B. COWING, b. Abt. 1842, East Jamestown, Chautauqua County,
New York; d. November 10, 1890.
13. xi. JAMES R. COWING, b. Abt. 1845.


Generation No. 3

6. JOHN KIRKLAND7 COWING (CALVIN6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was
born February 06, 1810 in Chesterfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, and
died November 18, 1845 in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York. He
married SEDATE FOOTE March 13, 1837 in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New
York, daughter of SAMUEL FOOTE and SIBYL DOOLITTLE. She was born April 14,
1810 in Sherburne, Chenango County, New York, and died May 02, 1874 in New
York City, New York County, New York.

Notes for JOHN KIRKLAND COWING:
John K. Cowing and his two infant children are buried in Jamestown, New
York.


John K Cowing, Lumberman, Jamestown, N.Y.; issue: 1-Kirt-land (killed in
Civil War);
Rufus Billings, another son


Daughter of Deacon Samuel Foote and his wife Sybil _______.

8, Sedate FOOTE April 14, 1810, in Sherburne m John K. COWING Mr. John
K. Cowing died in Dexterville NY November 18, 1845, aged 35. 4 children.


More About JOHN KIRKLAND COWING:
Burial: November 1845, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York

More About SEDATE FOOTE:
Burial: May 1874

Marriage Notes for JOHN COWING and SEDATE FOOTE:
Cowings in...

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Compiled by Fred Q. Bowman, Published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
Baltimore, 1988. (Copyright 1985). Third printing.


2144. Cowing, John K. merchant, m 3/13/1837 Sedate Foote, both of Jamestown,
in J; Rev. Gillett (4-3/15)

More About JOHN COWING and SEDATE FOOTE:
Marriage: March 13, 1837, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York

Children of JOHN COWING and SEDATE FOOTE are:
i. JAMES R.8 COWING, b. May 25, 1838, Dexterville, Jefferson County, New
York; d. May 19, 1840.
14. ii. RUFUS BILLINGS COWING, SR., b. May 25, 1840, Jamestown, Chautauqua
County, New York; d. May 07, 1920, Sing Sing, ? County, New York.
iii. FRANCES ADELADE COWING, b. September 28, 1842, Dexterville, Jefferson
County, New York; d. November 25, 1843.
iv. KIRKLAND NEWTON COWING, b. October 03, 1843, Dexterville, Jefferson
County, New York; d. Killed At The, Battle Of, Chicamauga,, Civil War.

Notes for KIRKLAND NEWTON COWING:
Killed in Civil War.


7. HARRISON OTIS7 COWING, SR. (CALVIN6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2,
JOHN1) was born June 19, 1814 in Chesterfield, Hampden County,
Massachusetts, and died March 16, 1899 in Buffalo, New York. He married
LOUISE SOPHIA KEANE June 29, 1839 in New York, daughter of WILLIAM KEANE and
LUCY BAGG. She was born March 31, 1817 in New York, and died February 05,
1911 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

More About HARRISON OTIS COWING, SR.:
Burial: March 1899

Notes for LOUISE SOPHIA KEANE:
Sources:
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HARRISON OTIS12 COWING (CALVIN11, LYDIA10 FULLER, SAMUEL9, ISAAC8, SAMUEL7,
SAMUEL6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born June 19, 1814
in Chesterfield, Massachusetts, and died March 16, 1899 in Buffalo, New
York. He married LOUISE SOPHIA KEANE June 29, 1839, daughter of WILLIAM
KEANE and LUCY BAGG. She was born March 31, 1817 in New York, and died
February 5, 1911 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

More About HARRISON COWING and LOUISE KEANE:
Marriage: June 29, 1839

Children of HARRISON COWING and LOUISE KEANE are:
i. WILLIAM KEANE13 COWING, b. 1841, Buffalo, New York; d. November 22,
1909, Buffalo, New York.
ii. STANLEY BAGGE COWING, b. 1844, Buffalo, New York; d. February 11,
1921, Kalamazoo, Michigan; m. WILMA E. PECK; b. 1857, New York; d. March 11,
1910, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
631. iii. HARRISON OTIS COWING, b. March 10, 1847, Buffalo, New York; d.
October 25, 1926, Lafayette, Indiana.
iv. EDWARD COWING, b. Buffalo, New York; d. Bef. 1911.
v. ARTHUR STEEL COWING, b. July 12, 1851, Buffalo, New York; d. July 13,
1916, Lafayette, Indiana; m. JESSIE FREEMENT CABLE, December 24, 1879; b.
February 8, 1858, Indiana; d. 1939, Lafayette, Indiana.
More About ARTHUR COWING and JESSIE CABLE:
Marriage: December 24, 1879


vi. FRANK MILTON COWING, b. Buffalo, New York; d. September 19, 1876,
Buffalo, New York.
vii. ALBERT W. COWING, b. Buffalo, New York; d. Bef. 1899.
viii. GEORGE COWING, b. Buffalo, New York; d. Bef. 1899.
ix. JOHN COWING, b. Buffalo, New York; d. Bef. 1911.


More About HARRISON COWING and LOUISE KEANE:
Marriage: June 29, 1839, New York

Children of HARRISON COWING and LOUISE KEANE are:
i. ALBERT W.8 COWING, b. Buffalo, New York.
ii. EDWARD COWING, b. Buffalo, New York.
iii. FRANK MILTON COWING, b. Buffalo, New York; d. September 19, 1876,
Buffalo, New York.
iv. GEORGE COWING, b. Buffalo, New York; d. Abt. 1899.
v. JOHN COWING, b. Buffalo, New York.
vi. WILLIAM KEANE COWING, b. 1841, Buffalo, New York; d. November 22, 1909,
Buffalo, New York.
vii. STANLEY BAGGE COWING, b. 1844, Buffalo, New York; d. February 11,
1921, Kalamazoo, Michigan; m. WILMA E. PECK; b. 1857, New York; d. March 11,
1910, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
15. viii. HARRISON OTIS COWING, JR., b. March 10, 1847, Buffalo, New York;
d. October 25, 1926, Lafayette, Indiana.
ix. ARTHUR STEEL COWING, b. July 12, 1851, Buffalo, New York; d. July 13,
1916, Lafayette, Indiana; m. JESSIE FREEMENT CABLE, December 24, 1879; b.
February 08, 1858, Indiana; d. 1939, Lafayette, Indiana.

More About ARTHUR COWING and JESSIE CABLE:
Marriage: December 24, 1879


8. EMILY BISSELL7 COWING (CALVIN6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was
born September 03, 1830 in Dexterville, New York, and died March 10, 1873 in
Denver, Colorado. She married CHARLES HARKNESS September 02, 1860, son of
JOB HARKNESS and HARRIET LEWIS. He was born December 21, 1816 in Anthony,
Rhode Island, and died May 22, 1906.

More About CHARLES HARKNESS and EMILY COWING:
Marriage: September 02, 1860

Children of EMILY COWING and CHARLES HARKNESS are:
i. LIDA8 HARKNESS.
16. ii. JULIA HARKNESS.


9. CHARLOTTE E.7 COWING (THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)
was born August 18, 1824 in Massachusetts, and died July 09, 1883 in Busti,
New York. She married MATTHEW CORNELL GIFFORD February 22, 1844 in New
York, son of GIDEON GIFFORD and MILLICENT CORNELL. He was born November 29,
1820 in Cambridge, New York, and died June 02, 1866 in Busti, New York.

Marriage Notes for CHARLOTTE COWING and MATTHEW GIFFORD:
Sources: Cowings in...

10,000 Vital Records of Western New York, 1809-1850
Compiled by Fred Q. Bowman, Published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
Baltimore, 1988. (Copyright 1985). Third printing.

3431. Gifford, Matthew C. m 2/22/44 Charlotte E. Cowing, dau of Thompson
Cowing, in
Busti; Rev. E.J. Gillett (4-3/1)




More About MATTHEW GIFFORD and CHARLOTTE COWING:
Marriage: February 22, 1844, New York

Child of CHARLOTTE COWING and MATTHEW GIFFORD is:
17. i. CLARA E.8 GIFFORD, b. May 20, 1851, Jamestown, New York; d. July 13,
1879, Jamestown, New York.


10. CHARLES R.7 COWING (THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was
born September 19, 1828 in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New Yyork, and died
March 11, 1906 in Busti, New York. He married NANCY SHERWIN September 16,
1852 in Fredonia, New York, daughter of MILTON SHERWIN and FLORA GRIFFITH.
She was born February 22, 1834 in Jamestown, New York, and died April 24,
1908 in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York.

Notes for CHARLES R. COWING:
Charles Cowing
Busti, March 11. Charles Cowing died at his home in the village today aged
76 years. He is survived by his wife and three children, two daughters and a
son. Mrs. Alfred Hale and Mrs. Clyde Curtis, of Jamestown and Fred Cowing
who recently moved to Jamestown.

>From an unknown paper unknown date.



More About CHARLES R. COWING:
Burial: 1906, Bentley Cemetery, Lakewood, New York

More About NANCY SHERWIN:
Burial: April 1908, Bentley Cemetery, Lakewood, New York

More About CHARLES COWING and NANCY SHERWIN:
Marriage: September 16, 1852, Fredonia, New York

Children of CHARLES COWING and NANCY SHERWIN are:
i. ALBERT8 COWING.
ii. TWIN COWING.
iii. GEORGE COWING.
iv. HOWARD COWING.
v. HARRIET COWING.
18. vi. MYRTIE COWING.
vii. BLANCHE COWING.
viii. ALBERT COWING.
ix. GEORGE COWING.
x. HARRIET COWING.
19. xi. HELEN COWING, b. July 22, 1863, New York.
20. xii. FRED E. COWING, b. August 13, 1855, New York; d. November 01, 1928,
New York.
xiii. FLORA COWING, b. Abt. 1860.


11. LT. RANSOM FULLER7 COWING (THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2,
JOHN1) was born January 25, 1832 in Chesterfield, Hampden County,
Massachusetts, and died October 19, 1909 in New York. He married MARTHA A.
DURYEE in Flatbush, Long Island, New York, daughter of JACOB DURYEE and
NELLIE. She was born July 24, 1834 in Flatbush, Long Island, New York.

Notes for LT. RANSOM FULLER COWING:
Sources:
Family History: Early New York Families, 1600s-1900s
Listed in: Families of Western New York
Page number: 473 and 474.

Ranson Fuller Cowing was a small boy when his parents settled in Chautauqua
County, New York where he attended the public schools, and in earlier
manhood worked for his father on the farm. After leaving the paternal roof
he purchased a farm on Lake Chautauqua, one of the most beautiful and
popular summer resorts on the lake. Here he spent his after life tilling
his farm, and for thirty years was in the employ of the Erie Railroad
Company as baggage transfer agent, a connection being made at this point
between trains and lake steamers. As the place grew in importance, his farm
came into demand for building lots, the greater part of the village of
Lakewood being built on the old homestead. A goodly share, however, yet
remains, on which his widow and sons reside. At the outbreak of the civil
war he was one of the first to offer his services to the Government. He
enlisted in Company F, Ninth Regiment, New York Calvery, as a private,
served three years and three months and was honorably discharged.
He was promoted sergeant, orderly sergeant, and Lieutenant, promotions won
for "Gallant and Meritorious Services on the field of battle." At Brandy
Station, Virginia, his right arm was shattered by
a bursting shell. During his military service hw was engaged in sixteen
battles, and earned every advance in rank. The Ninth was a hard-fought
regiment, and its history up to the time Mr. Cowing was wounded is also his
record. In war or peace he played well his part. He was progressive and
broadminded, of most pleasing, striking personality, affable and kindly
hearted; the friend of all.

His influence in his village was very great, and always exerted for good.
He was a member of the United Brethren church, and in politics strongly
Republican. He married, at Flatbush, Long Island, Martha A. Duryee, born
there July, 24, 1834, who survives him, a resident of Lakewood, New York.
She inherits from her French ancestry the vivacity of that race, and
although now in her seventy-eighth year is a most interesting and entertaing
conversationalist. Her mind is well stored with the best in literature, and
history and art are her familiars, while keeping fully alive to the
importance of current events.

She is moreover most domestic in her tastes, spending her years between the
homes of her children. Her bright and cheerful nature makes her a favorite
everywhere. She is a daughter of Jacob, and grandaughter of Cornelius
Duryee, born in France. Jacob Duryee came to New York City at the age of
seventeen years, and secured a position in the New York Custom House,
holding his position there until he was sixty-one years of age. His
brother, Cornelius was also employed in the custom house all his life.
Jacob was a devoted member of the German Reformed Church, of Flatbush, Long
Island, New York, his home. He married Nellie ?.

1883 SCHEDULE OF PENSIONERS
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NEW YORK

No.......... Name.......... Post Office... Cause for which pensioned.
Monthly rate. Date of original allowance
98136 ... Cowing, Ransom F. ... Lakewood ... wounded left arm ... $4.00
.......... Jun 1869



More About LT. RANSOM FULLER COWING:
Burial: October 1909

More About RANSOM COWING and MARTHA DURYEE:
Marriage: Flatbush, Long Island, New York

Children of RANSOM COWING and MARTHA DURYEE are:
21. i. RANSOM THOMPSON8 COWING, b. January 18, 1862, Flatbush, Long Island,
New York; d. Aft. 1911.
22. ii. NELLIE A. COWING, b. 1867, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York;
d. November 30, 1941, Keystone Heights, Florida.


12. FORDYCE B.7 COWING (THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was
born Abt. 1842 in East Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, and died
November 10, 1890. He married KATHERINE "KATE" STRUNK January 10, 1867 in
New York, daughter of WILLIAM STRUNK and JANE VAN VLECK. She was born March
29, 1845 in Ellicott, Chautauqua County, New York.

Notes for FORDYCE B. COWING:
Fordyce B. Cowing was educated in the public schools, completing his studies
at the old Jamestown Academy. He was reared a farmer, and worked with his
father on the Busti homestead. He purchased the old "Hutton farm in
Ellicott town, originally he old "Baker Farm", the tract comprising one
hundred and sixty-nine acres of highly fertile land, probably unexcelled in
the whole county for productiveness. The farm is still owned by his family.
He was a very successful man of business and one of the best-known men in
town. He was an attendant of the Baptist Church, and a member of the
Ancient Order of United Workmen. During the civil war he enlisted and
served in Company F, Ninth Regiment, New York Calvary. He married January
10,1867, Katherine Strunk, born in Ellicott, Chautauqua County, New York,
March 29,1845. She was the daughter of William H. and Jane Ann (Van Vleck)
Strunk. William H. Strunk was born in 1807, son of Jacob and Elizabeth
Strunk. He came with his parents to Ellicott in 1816, and in 1817 settled
on the homestead farm, three miles northwest of Jamestown, New York. In
1834, he married Jane Ann Van Vleck. They had 10 children, eight of whom
married, and all settled not far from the homestead.

The children of Fordyce B. and Katherine Cowing were: Herbert O. and Leonard
G. Cowing.

One of Chautauqua County's natural wonders is the Panama Rocks, located near
the village of Panama, Town of North Harmony. The formations are the
aftermath of a geological upheaval millions of years ago. The rocks are
mammoth and most bear signs with their names. The Mayflower, is a boat
shaped rock. Python Rock, has a tree limb growing around it like a coiled
snake. Giants Casket - says what you see. There are dozens of appropriately
named rocks. There are winding trails leading to caves, crevices, and more
rocks. The foliage of weirdly shaped trees, with exposed and twisted roots,
moss and other strangely growing plants add to the eerie feeling of the
Panama Rocks. What must our ancestors have thought of these wonders of
nature?

Chautauqua Lake is the highest navigable lake in the U.S.

Ripley was once called Quincy

Stockton was once called Delanti and before that Bear Creek.

George Washington gave the town of French Creek its name.

Two districts listed in the National Register of Historical Places that are
located in Chautauqa county: are, the Chautauqua Institution, and Barker
Commons in Fredonia.

The commercial fishing industry in Dunkirk, Town of Dunkirk, had its start
in 1851. Irish -born JAMES MALONY equipped a row boat with gill nets and
made his own nets and rigging. Then came the JOHNSON brothers from Fort
Erie, Canada with homemade nets and a 26 foot sailing skiff. They used flat
stones to weigh down their nets.

At its peak the fishing industry employed more than 200 persons.

In the 1880's the main catch was ciscoes. Lake Erie sturgeon were shipped to
far away markets in the 1890's.

The first steam tugs appeared in 1898 and Diesel powered tugs came into
vogue in the 1920's.

Newspapers published the names of tugs and the amount of each ones catch and
the kinds of fish caught.

The commercial fishing industry has vanished from Dunkirk, But, a couple of
well preserved old tugs still remain and may be hired by locals or visitors
for a day of fishing on Lake Erie.

Commercial fishing was also a big industry at Barcelona, Town of Westfield
and a few tugs may be seen there today still plying the waters of Lake Erie.
The main catch is whitefish.

Chautauqua County has an abundance of famous one room school houses which
are on the Historical National Register.


More About FORDYCE COWING and KATHERINE STRUNK:
Marriage: January 10, 1867, New York

Children of FORDYCE COWING and KATHERINE STRUNK are:
23. i. HERBERT O.8 COWING, b. July 06, 1869, Busti, Chautauqua County, New
York.
ii. LEONARD G. COWING, b. August 24, 1872, Busti, Chautauqua County, New
York; m. MINNIE DUFF, October 11, 1893, Frewsburg, New York.

Notes for LEONARD G. COWING:
Sources:
Family History: Early New York Families, 1600s-1900s
Families of Western New York, Western New York Family Histories, Page 475

Leonard G. Cowing, youngest son of Fordyce B. and Katherine (Strunk)
Cowing, was born on the old Cowing homstead in Busti, Chautauqua County, New
York, August 24, 1872. His early life was spent on the farm, and his
education was received in the Jamestown schools. He was graduated from the
high school class of 1888, finishing his studies with a course at Jamestown
Business College.

When the Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank of Jamestown was organized he secured
an appointment as head bookeeper, being then but seventeen. He held that
position for five years. In 1894, he purchased one-half interest in the
Chautauqua factory of Curtis & Page, taking Mr. Page's place in the firm,
which continued as Curtis & Cowing. After three and one-half years of
successful business fire destroyed their plant and the firm dissolved. For
a short time thereafter Mr. cowing was bookeeper for the Chautauqua
Furniture Company, then for a period of five years was in charge of the
office and books of the Jamestown Brewing Company, resigning to fill a
similiar position with the Veneer Door Company, remaining with the latter
three and one-half years. On April 1, 1909, he effected the organization of
the Standard Table Company, of which he was elected the first president.
This company has had a most successful existence and has become one of the
leading industrial companies of the city. They manufacture dining-room
tables exclusively. Mr. Cowing is a man of fine executive ability, which
coupled with his years of manufacturing experience, renders him a valuable
head of business.

He is an active Republican and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
He belongs to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and is treasurer
of Jamestown lodge. He is also a member of the Royal Arcanum. He is held
in highest esteem in his city, where practically his whole life has been
spent. He married, at Frewsburg, New York, October 11,1893, Minnie,
daughter of Charles and Mary (Nichols) Duff.



More About LEONARD COWING and MINNIE DUFF:
Marriage: October 11, 1893, Frewsburg, New York


13. JAMES R.7 COWING (THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was
born Abt. 1845. He married ISABELLE "BELLE" STRUNK, daughter of WILLIAM
STRUNK and JANE VAN VLECK. She was born October 27, 1852 in Ellicott,
Chautauqua County, New York.

Child of JAMES COWING and ISABELLE STRUNK is:
24. i. BELVA8 COWING, b. June 10, 1884, Ellicott, Chautauqua County, New
York; d. October 03, 1981, Manor Oak Skilled Nursing Facility, Jamestown,
New York.


Generation No. 4

14. RUFUS BILLINGS8 COWING, SR. (JOHN KIRKLAND7, CALVIN6, JOHN5, PRINCE4,
JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 25, 1840 in Jamestown, Chautauqua County,
New York, and died May 07, 1920 in Sing Sing, ? County, New York. He
married (1) HESTER ANN TUGNOT June 27, 1866 in Sing Sing, ? County, New
York. She was born 1845 in Sing Sing, ? County, New York. He married (2)
MARIE ANTOINETTE LING April 23, 1901 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan,
daughter of GEORGE DUDLEY LING. She was born February 06, 1878 in Ontario,
Canada.

Notes for RUFUS BILLINGS COWING, SR.:
Rufus B. Cowing was a Judge and had an office at 138 East Seventy-eighth
street, New York City, New York.

Graduated with LL.B., Harvard College of Law, 1863, Became Judge Ct. of
General Sessions, New York City, 28 years
Residence: 333 West 87th Street, New York City

HON. RUFUS B. COWING
Vice-President Chautauqua County Society since its organization in 1902.
Came from Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, about 1850, and is engaged
in the practice of law at 49 Wall Street, New York. He was for twenty-eight
years City Judge of New York City, from which position he retired in 1906.
Married Marie A. Cowing of New York, in 1900.-Residence, 33 West 87th
Street, New York.


More About RUFUS BILLINGS COWING, SR.:
Burial: May 1920

More About RUFUS COWING and HESTER TUGNOT:
Marriage: June 27, 1866, Sing Sing, ? County, New York

More About RUFUS COWING and MARIE LING:
Marriage: April 23, 1901, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

Children of RUFUS COWING and HESTER TUGNOT are:
i. EDWARD KIRTLAND9 COWING, b. August 19, 1868, New York City, ? County,
New York.
25. ii. RUFUS BILLINGS COWING, JR., b. December 12, 1869, New York City, ?
County, New York.
iii. CHARLOTTA COWING, b. July 05, 1872, New York City, ? County, New
York; m. J. MORRIS COERR.
iv. JAMES FOOTE COWING, b. October 02, 1874, New York City, ? County, New
York; d. 1875, New York City, ? County, New York.

Notes for JAMES FOOTE COWING:
Died in Infancy.

v. PERCY FOOTE COWING, b. May 27, 1879, New York City, ? County, New York.


Children of RUFUS COWING and MARIE LING are:
vi. BROOKS LITTLEFIELD HARRAL9 COWING, b. January 28, 1902, New York City,
New York County, New York.
vii. ALBERT RUFUS BILLINGS COWING, b. January 14, 1903, New York City, New
York County, New York.
viii. MARIE ANTOINETTE COWING, b. November 04, 1909, New York City, New
York County, New York; d. August 1990, Lenox Hill, New York, New York.

Notes for MARIE ANTOINETTE COWING:
Marie COWING
Birth Date: 4 Nov 1909
Death Date: Aug 1990
Social Security Number: 124-10-0334
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: New York

Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 10021
Localities: Lenox Hill, New York, New York
New York, New York, New York



15. HARRISON OTIS8 COWING, JR. (HARRISON OTIS7, CALVIN6, JOHN5, PRINCE4,
JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 10, 1847 in Buffalo, New York, and died
October 25, 1926 in Lafayette, Indiana. He married ELVIRA BELLE HAWKEY July
07, 1875 in Lafayette, Indiana, daughter of SAMUEL HAWKEY and EMALINE
FURROW. She was born September 26, 1850 in Piqua, Ohio, and died January
03, 1901 in Lafayette, Indiana.

More About HARRISON OTIS COWING, JR.:
Burial: October 27, 1926, Springdale Cemetery, Lafayette, Indiana

More About HARRISON COWING and ELVIRA HAWKEY:
Marriage: July 07, 1875, Lafayette, Indiana

Children of HARRISON COWING and ELVIRA HAWKEY are:
i. STANLEY9 COWING.
ii. BLANCH COWING, b. 1876.
26. iii. JESSE LOUISE COWING, b. April 24, 1876, Lafayette, Indiana; d.
August 03, 1944, Lafayette, Indiana.
iv. ETHEL E. COWING, b. 1880; m. OLIVER P. GOSS, June 19, 1906.

More About OLIVER GOSS and ETHEL COWING:
Marriage: June 19, 1906


16. JULIA8 HARKNESS (EMILY BISSELL7 COWING, CALVIN6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3,
JOHN2, JOHN1) She married SWEET in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.

More About SWEET and JULIA HARKNESS:
Marriage: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York

Child of JULIA HARKNESS and SWEET is:
i. PHILIP WHITFORD KIRKLAND9 SWEET.


17. CLARA E.8 GIFFORD (CHARLOTTE E.7 COWING, THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4,
JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 20, 1851 in Jamestown, New York, and died
July 13, 1879 in Jamestown, New York. She married EARNEST JAY HUNT 1873,
son of JASPER HUNT and LAVILLA SHERMAN. He was born June 30, 1849 in
Jamestown, New York, and died September 05, 1902 in Jamestown, New York.

More About EARNEST HUNT and CLARA GIFFORD:
Marriage: 1873

Child of CLARA GIFFORD and EARNEST HUNT is:
27. i. JAY MATTHEW9 HUNT, b. May 03, 1875, Jamestown, New York; d. July 15,
1931, Baltimore, Maryland.


18. MYRTIE8 COWING (CHARLES R.7, THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2,
JOHN1) She married CLYDE CURTIS.

Children of MYRTIE COWING and CLYDE CURTIS are:
i. IRWIN9 CURTIS.
28. ii. GLENN CURTIS.


19. HELEN8 COWING (CHARLES R.7, THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2,
JOHN1) was born July 22, 1863 in New York. She married (1) IRWIN W. BEDIENT
March 20, 1889 in Busti, Chautauqua County, New York, son of FRANKLIN
BEDIENT and ALSINA GRIFFITH. He was born April 23, 1865 in Ellicott,
Chautauqua County, New York. She married (2) ALFRED ENSIGN HALE January 28,
1903, son of WILLIAM HALE and MARY STILSON. He was born February 27, 1858
in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York.

Notes for HELEN COWING:
Helen was the daughter of Charles Cowing (9/19/1828 to 1906) and Nancy
Sherwin Cowing (2/22/1834 to 4/24/1908)

Helen Cowing was the Grandaughter of Thompson Cowing and Salome House.

Helen Cowing was first married to Irwin Bedient.

Helen Cowing was married second to Alfred Ensign Hale.

Marriage Notes for HELEN COWING and IRWIN BEDIENT:
Sources: FamilySearch International Genealogical Index v4.02,
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Irwin Westley BEDIENT
Sex: M

Marriage(s):
Spouse: Helen COWING
Marriage: 20 Mar 1889
Busti, Chautauqua, New York


More About IRWIN BEDIENT and HELEN COWING:
Marriage: March 20, 1889, Busti, Chautauqua County, New York

Notes for ALFRED ENSIGN HALE:
Sources: Family History: Early New York Families, 1600s-1900s ,
Families of Western New York, Western New York Family Histories, Page 161and
163

He attended the public schools and spent his boyhood days on the farm. His
education was completed at Jamestown, New York high school, from which he
was graduated. He followed farming for two years after graduation, the
taught schoolin the winter, working at the carpenter's trade during the
vacation months. He continued teaching as his profession for twelve years.

He enlisted in the Fenton Guards (now Thirteenth Separate Company)
September 26, 1891, and was promoted corporal November 4, 1893. His first
military service was in August, 1892, when his company was ordered to
Buffalo, New York during the railroad strike of that year. He volunteered
for service during the Spanish-American war and was appointed sergeant of
Company E, Sixty-fifth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry May 1, 1898;
promoted quartermaster sergeant February, 1899. During the war his company
was stationed at Fort Alger, Virginia. He is still a member of his old
company. In September, 1891, Mr. Hale was appointed state armorer at
Jamestown, New York, a position he yet holds.

In 1891 he took up residence in Jamestown, where he now resides. he is a
member of the Methodist Episcopal church and a republican. He belongs to
Mt. Moriah Lodge, free and Accepted Masons ( which lodge made him a Mason,
1894); Western Sun Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, and Jamestown Commandery,
Knights Templar, all of Jamestown. He is also a Noble of the Mystic Shrine,
belonging to the Ismailia Temple, Buffalo, New York.

More About ALFRED ENSIGN HALE:
Burial: Fluvanna, Chautauqua County, New York

More About ALFRED HALE and HELEN COWING:
Marriage: January 28, 1903

Child of HELEN COWING and IRWIN BEDIENT is:
29. i. DOROTHY9 BEDIENT.


Child of HELEN COWING and ALFRED HALE is:
ii. INFANT9 HALE.


20. FRED E.8 COWING (CHARLES R.7, THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2,
JOHN1) was born August 13, 1855 in New York, and died November 01, 1928 in
New York. He married ANNA NORTHROP November 15, 1883, daughter of WILLIAM
NORTHROP and ALMINA DAVIS. She was born 1859, and died 1941 in New York.

Notes for FRED E. COWING:
Bentley Cemetery
Lakewood, New York

COWING Lot 1 Lot Owner S. A. Cowing
Mary 1/18/1833 - 11/28/1898 ae 65 (wife of Samuel)
Samuel A. 1/4/1829 - 1/17/1900 ae 71
Nancy 1834-1908 ae 74
Charles R. 1828-1906 ae 78
Salome 10/23/1866 - 1931 ae 65 (stone only says "Mother")
Thompson 1862-1925 ae 63 (stone only says "Father")
E. 4/16/1881 - 1884 ae 3 yr 10 mo.
Ransom 1882-1903 ae 21
Maria (?) 1886-1907 ae 29 wife of Ransom Cowing
Minnie 1892-1921 ae 29 dau of Samuel & Mary
W. 1863-1873 ae 10
Infant No Record
Infant Son 1860-1861 ae 1

COWING Lot 33 ½ A, 5, 6
Anna N. 1859-1941 ae 62
Fred E. 1855-1928 ae 73


1920 United States Federal Census

Cowing, Fred E
Age: 63 Year: 1920
Birthplace: New York Roll: T625_165
Race: White Page: 12B

State: Colorado ED: 92

County: Huerfano Image: 309

Township: Walsenburg

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More About FRED E. COWING:
Burial: November 1928, Bentley Cemetery, Lakewood, New York

More About ANNA NORTHROP:
Burial: 1941, Bentley Cemetery, Lakewood, New York

More About FRED COWING and ANNA NORTHROP:
Marriage: November 15, 1883

Children of FRED COWING and ANNA NORTHROP are:
30. i. MABEL ALMINA9 COWING, b. December 20, 1886, Busti, New York; d.
January 03, 1969, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York.
31. ii. BLANCHE COWING.


21. RANSOM THOMPSON8 COWING (RANSOM FULLER7, THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4,
JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born January 18, 1862 in Flatbush, Long Island, New
York, and died Aft. 1911. He married (1) MATTIE STEWART. She died 1885.
He married (2) ELIZABETH CROUCH. She died 1897. He married (3) CHARLOTTE
STONER GATES, daughter of ISSAC STONER and SARAH THOMPSON. She was born
January 26, 1868 in Jamestown, New York.

Notes for RANSOM THOMPSON COWING:
Ransom was educated in the public schools of the town of Busti, Chautauqua
County, New York, finishing his studies at Jamestown Union School. He has
spent alnost his entie life a resident of Lakewood, New York, his present
home being the old homestead founded by his father when he was a younf man.
For a few years, while in the employ of the Erie Railroad Company, he made
his home in Meadville, Pennsylvania. In earlier life he assisted his father
in the baggage-room at Lakewood. In 1884 he entered the employ of the Erie
Railroad Company as brakeman. In 1887 he was promoted to freight conductor
and in 1907 passenger conductor, running betrween Meadville, Pennsylvania
and Salamamcs, New York, and Meadville and Buffalo. in 1910 he resigned
after a service of a quarter century. He is now engaged in the retail coal
business at Lakewood, with yards and storage plant near the Erie station.
He was elected justice of the peace of the town of Busti, November 7, 1911,
for a term of four years. He is a Republican and a member of Hall Post,
Sons of Vetrans, Jamestown; of Lakewood Lodge, No. 268, I.O.O. F., and
Division No. 32, Order of Railroad Conductors. He married first Mattie
Stewart, she died 1885, Second Marriage to Elizabeth Crouch, she died 1897,
Third Marriage to Charlotte, born in Jamestown, January 26,1868, widow of
Frank Gates, daughter of Issac A. and Sarah J. (Thompson) Stoner. By her
first marriage, Charlotte had a son, Leon Gates, resident of Olean, New
York.

Child of Ransom T. and Charlotte Cowing:
Ranson Theodore Cowing, born January 26, 1908.

Child of RANSOM COWING and CHARLOTTE GATES is:
i. RANSOM THEODORE9 COWING, b. January 26, 1908.


22. NELLIE A.8 COWING (RANSOM FULLER7, THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3,
JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1867 in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, and
died November 30, 1941 in Keystone Heights, Florida. She married JAMES H.
HOUSER April 12, 1899, son of JOHN HOUSER and CATHERINE KAEHLER. He was
born 1854, and died 1945.

Notes for NELLIE A. COWING:
Nellie A. Cowing, born, 1867; educated at Jamestown high school, and until
her marriage, a Teacher in the Public schools. She married James H. Houser,
a wholesale grocer, of Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Childern: Gertrude, Harold, and James.

More About JAMES HOUSER and NELLIE COWING:
Marriage: April 12, 1899

Children of NELLIE COWING and JAMES HOUSER are:
i. GERTRUDE9 HOUSER.
ii. HAROLD HOUSER.
iii. JAMES HOUSER.


23. HERBERT O.8 COWING (FORDYCE B.7, THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3,
JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 06, 1869 in Busti, Chautauqua County, New York.
He married FLORINE ADELLA WALKUP September 17, 1891 in Busti, Chautauqua
County, New York, daughter of VANNESS WALKUP and MARY STRUNK. She was born
April 15, 1870 in Chautauqua County, New York.

Notes for HERBERT O. COWING:
Herbert O. Cowing was the eldest son of Fordyce B. and Katherine (Strunk)
Cowing. He was born on the Busti homestead, Chautauqua County, New York on
July 6, 1869. He was educated in the public schools of Jamestown,
graduating from the high school after which he finished with a course at
Jamestown Business College. His boyhood days were spent on the farm, where
he developed a great love for the horse. He chose farming for an
occupation, but later gave it up and established a livery business in
Jamestown. After two years he purchased the stables of William Person.
After another year of successful business he formed a partnership with
Edward Green and Nelson Rushworth, who were also in the Livery business.
The consolidation of the three interests gave them the largest livery
business in the county, if not in all of Western New York. Their business
includes a complete blacksmithing department, a wagon building, as well as
their regular livery business. Mr. Cowing is a judge of a good horse, loves
him, and uses him right. He has owned some noted ones, and takes his
greatest pleasure in the blooded trotter. He is a good man of business and
a sucessful one. He is a Republican in politics and served on the Ellicott
board of highway commissioners. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, and has a proud record of never havin used intoxicants or tobacco.
He is of the strictest integrity and holds the full respect of his
fellowmen.

He married, September 17, 1891, Florine Adella Walkup, born April 15, 1870,
the daughter of Vanness
Walkup. Children of Herbert and Florine Cowing were: Fordyce Walkup, born
April 6, 1894, Mary Catherine, February 12, 1899, Margaret Florine, July
21,1901.

Vanness Walkup, father of Mrs. Herbert O. Cowing, was born in Jamestown, New
York, November 26,1839, son of George and Marinda (Andrews) Walkup. He was
engaged in the oil business, and now lives retired at Busti Corners. He is
a member of the Methodist church. He is a vetran of the Civil war. He
enlisted as a private in the 118th Regiment Illinois Volunteers, in July
1862; was elected sergeant of Company A, promoted to orderly sergeant in
1863, and in 1865 to second lieutenant. He participated in the engagement
at Chickasaw Bluffs, Mississippi, under General Sherman, and in that at
Arkansas Post,
Arkansas; wintered at Young's Point, Louisiana; took part in expediation
against Vicksburg, serving in division of General P.J. Osterhaus, and fought
in battles of Thompson's Hills, Port Gibson, and Champion Hills,
Mississippi, where the company lost among others the captain, first
lieutenant, and first sergeant; also served in battle of Black River, and
entire siege of Vicksburg, and after the surrender of that stronghold went
with General Sherman in the expedition against Jackson, Mississippi.

Returning to Vicksburg, Lieutenant Walkup's command was mounted and
transferred to the Department of the Gulf, and performed scouting duty
through Louisiana and Mississippi. At Bayou Teet, Louisiana, his company
was engaged against a superior force of the enemy, and only escaped capture
by use of their sabres, of which armed as such the enemy was destitute. Lt.
Walkups's service amounted to three years and three months, and he was
mustered out at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, September 1, 1865, several months
after the close of the war. He married, December 23,1863, Mary M. Strunk,
daughter of Henry and Jemima (Ward) Strunk; she died October 8,1881.

Herbert O. Cowing found in:

Census Microfilm Records: New York, 1900
Lived in: Ellicott, Chautauqua County, New York
Series: T623 Microfilm: 1014 Book: 1 Page: 300

More About HERBERT COWING and FLORINE WALKUP:
Marriage: September 17, 1891, Busti, Chautauqua County, New York

Children of HERBERT COWING and FLORINE WALKUP are:
i. FORDYCE WALKUP9 COWING, b. April 06, 1894.
ii. MARY CATHERINE COWING, b. February 12, 1899.
iii. MARGARET FLORINE COWING, b. July 21, 1901.


24. BELVA8 COWING (JAMES R.7, THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2,
JOHN1) was born June 10, 1884 in Ellicott, Chautauqua County, New York, and
died October 03, 1981 in Manor Oak Skilled Nursing Facility, Jamestown, New
York. She married (1) PAUL A. JOHNSON, son of ANDREW JOHNSON and MARTHA
HANSON. He was born 1897 in New York, and died October 10, 1968 in New
York. She married (2) AXEL CEDERQUIST. He died 1917.

Notes for BELVA COWING:
Sources: FLUVANNA CEMETERY, FLUVANNA, NY (behind Fluvanna Free Church,
Ellicott Township)

Johnson, Paul A. b. 1897. d. Oct. 10, 1968. s/o Andrew N. & Martha (Hanson)
Johnson. m. Belva Cowing Cederquist.

Johnson, Belva (Cowing) Cederquist. (Her first marriage to Axel Cederquist
who died in 1917). b. June 10, 1884 in Town of Ellicott. d. Oct. 3, 1981 in
Manor Oak Skilled Nursing Facility, Jamestown, NY. Age 97. d/o James R.&
Isabelle (Strunk) Cowing.

Belva C. Johnson, 97, of RD ! Strunk Rd, Jamestown, died 6 pm Saturday (Oct
3, 1981) in Manor Oak Skilled Nursing Facility. She was the widow of Paul
A. Johnson, who died Oct 10, 1968.
Born in the town of Ellicott, June 10, 1884, the daughter of James R. and
Isabelle Strunk Cowing, she had been a lifelong resident of the Strunk Rd
address.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Fluvanna Fire Dept. Auxiliary,
Fluvanna Cemetery Society, a 50-year member of Union Grange, life member of
Fluvanna PTA and member and a founder of West Oak Hill Willing Workers.
Surviving are three daughters: Martha Fox, Bernice Sandell and Blanche
Venn, all of Jamestown; seven grandchildren: Nancy Wright of Vacaville,
Calif., Gordon Nelson of Bemus Point, David Nelson pf Frewsburgh, Richard
Nelson of Monrovia, Liberia, Anne Gilbert of Gerry. Steven Fox of Jamestown,
Carol Fox, a student at Alfred State University; and 17 great-grand
children.
She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Axel Cederquist in
1917, and a daughter, Ethel Nelson in 1959.
The funeral will be 3:00 pm Tuesday in Lind Funeral Home. The Rev Wayne
J. Hamilton, pastor of Allen park Community Church, will officiate. burial
will be in Fluvanna Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 pm today in the funeral home.

My mother has been trying to contact Martha Fox for some time to see about
more Cowing info, but has had no luck. She hasn't talked with Martha for a
number of years. I hope this sheds some light on part of the Strunk family
for you...

Terry



More About BELVA COWING:
Burial: October 1981, Fluvanna, Chautauqua County, New York

More About PAUL A. JOHNSON:
Burial: October 1968, Fluvanna, Chautauqua County, New York

Children of BELVA COWING and PAUL JOHNSON are:
32. i. MARTHA9 JOHNSON.
ii. BERNICE JOHNSON, m. MR. SANDELL.
iii. BLANCHE JOHNSON, m. MR. VENN.


Generation No. 5

25. RUFUS BILLINGS9 COWING, JR. (RUFUS BILLINGS8, JOHN KIRKLAND7, CALVIN6,
JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 12, 1869 in New York
City, ? County, New York. He married MARGUERITE LLOYD BENEDICT, daughter of
HARLAN LLOYD and HARRIET RAYMOND. She was born in Cincinnati, Hamilton
County, Ohio.

Notes for RUFUS BILLINGS COWING, JR.:
1920 United States Federal Census

Cowing, Rufus B View Image Online
Age: 50 Year: 1920
Birthplace: New York Roll: T625_1029
Race: White Page: 6A

State: New Jersey ED: 54

County: Essex Image: 1117

Township: Glen Ridge

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Notes for MARGUERITE LLOYD BENEDICT:
Sources: Ancestry.com

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 55
page 170
Mrs. Marguerite Lloyd Cowing.
DAR ID Number: 54389
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Wife of Rufus B. Cowing, Jr.
Descendant of Major Ezra Starr, of Connecticut.
Daughter of Harlan Page Lloyd and Harriet Raymond, his wife.
Granddaughter of Ransom Lloyd and Julia M. Starr, his wife.
Gr-granddaughter of Ezra Starr, Jr., and Lucy Olive Hull, his wife.
Gr-gr-granddaughter of Ezra Starr and Elizabeth Codwise, his wife.
Ezra Starr (1753-1805) raised a company from Danbury and served as
lieutenant, captain and major during the revolution. He was born and died in
Danbury, Conn.


Children of RUFUS COWING and MARGUERITE BENEDICT are:
i. DORETY10 COWING, b. Abt. 1901.
ii. RUFUS BALCH COWING, b. Abt. 1903.


26. JESSE LOUISE9 COWING (HARRISON OTIS8, HARRISON OTIS7, CALVIN6, JOHN5,
PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born April 24, 1876 in Lafayette, Indiana,
and died August 03, 1944 in Lafayette, Indiana. She married SAMUEL DICKEN
CONNER June 21, 1909 in Lafayette, Indiana. He was born June 19, 1872 in
Nulltown, Indiana.

More About JESSE LOUISE COWING:
Burial: Springdale Cemetery, Lafayette, Indiana

More About SAMUEL CONNER and JESSE COWING:
Marriage: June 21, 1909, Lafayette, Indiana

Children of JESSE COWING and SAMUEL CONNER are:
33. i. DICKEN COWING10 CONNER, b. December 11, 1910, Lafayette, Indiana; d.
November 26, 1948, Lafayette, Indiana.
ii. ARTHUR COWING CONNER, b. January 07, 1916, Lafayette, Indiana; d.
January 20, 1987, Los Angeles, California; m. EDNA EDWARDS, July 03, 1940;
d. Los Angeles, California.

More About ARTHUR CONNER and EDNA EDWARDS:
Marriage: July 03, 1940

iii. JEAN CONNER, b. January 11, 1919, Lafayette, Indiana; d. September 23,
1986, San Franciso, California; m. JAMES KING GIBSON; b. November 29, 1911,
Cincinatti, Ohio.


27. JAY MATTHEW9 HUNT (CLARA E.8 GIFFORD, CHARLOTTE E.7 COWING, THOMPSON6,
JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 03, 1875 in Jamestown, New
York, and died July 15, 1931 in Baltimore, Maryland. He married GERTRUDE
MARY SHERLOCK September 03, 1894. She was born September 03, 1878 in
Cambridge Spgs, Pennsylvania, and died July 15, 1931 in Baltimore, Maryland.

More About JAY HUNT and GERTRUDE SHERLOCK:
Marriage: September 03, 1894

Child of JAY HUNT and GERTRUDE SHERLOCK is:
34. i. CLARA GOLDEN10 HUNT, b. March 31, 1897, Jamestown, New York; d.
August 31, 1935, Erie, Pennsylvania.


28. GLENN9 CURTIS (MYRTIE8 COWING, CHARLES R.7, THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4,
JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) He married CHARLOTTE GARFIELD.

Children of GLENN CURTIS and CHARLOTTE GARFIELD are:
i. ELAINE10 CURTIS, m. LAWRENCE EDDY.
ii. GLENDINE CURTIS, m. ROBERT KENT.


29. DOROTHY9 BEDIENT (HELEN8 COWING, CHARLES R.7, THOMPSON6, JOHN5,
PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) She married NORMAN WRIGHT.

Child of DOROTHY BEDIENT and NORMAN WRIGHT is:
i. JOHN10 WRIGHT.


30. MABEL ALMINA9 COWING (FRED E.8, CHARLES R.7, THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4,
JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 20, 1886 in Busti, New York, and died
January 03, 1969 in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York. She married
JAMES TABER PETTIT, SR. January 01, 1915 in Jamestown, Chautauqua County,
New York, son of SETH PETTIT and JENNIE RANNEY. He was born April 12, 1882
in New York, and died in New York.

More About JAMES PETTIT and MABEL COWING:
Marriage: January 01, 1915, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York

Children of MABEL COWING and JAMES PETTIT are:
35. i. JAMES TABER10 PETTIT, JR., b. November 01, 1918, Jamestown,
Chautauqua County, New York; d. August 13, 1984, Florida.
ii. LEAH BLANCHE PETTIT, b. May 10, 1920, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New
York; d. October 16, 1973; m. MR. ANDERSON.

More About LEAH BLANCHE PETTIT:
Burial: October 1973

36. iii. FRED WARREN PETTIT, b. September 03, 1926, WCA Hospital, Jamestown,
Chautauqua County, New York; d. July 20, 1965, Jamestown, Chautauqua County,
New York.
iv. DORA DEIL PETTIT, b. April 26, 1929, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New
York; d. August 05, 1929.


31. BLANCHE9 COWING (FRED E.8, CHARLES R.7, THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4,
JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) She married HERBERT A. SEEKINS.

Children of BLANCHE COWING and HERBERT SEEKINS are:
i. HARRY L.10 SEEKINS, m. DOROTHY SWAN.
ii. LT. ROSS C. SEEKINS, m. JUNE PEARY.
37. iii. ROBERT E. SEEKINS, b. February 17, 1918, Jamestown, Chautauqua
County, New York; d. April 30, 1991, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York.


32. MARTHA9 JOHNSON (BELVA8 COWING, JAMES R.7, THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4,
JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) She married MR. FOX.

Children of MARTHA JOHNSON and MR. FOX are:
i. STEVEN10 FOX.
ii. CAROL FOX.


Generation No. 6

33. DICKEN COWING10 CONNER (JESSE LOUISE9 COWING, HARRISON OTIS8, HARRISON
OTIS7, CALVIN6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 11,
1910 in Lafayette, Indiana, and died November 26, 1948 in Lafayette,
Indiana. He married BERTHA BERNICE CHANCELLOR October 03, 1942 in Sumter,
South Carolina, daughter of JAMES CHANCELLOR and LAURETTE LOWMAN. She was
born May 03, 1920 in Newton County, Indiana.

More About DICKEN COWING CONNER:
Burial: Springdale Cemetery, Lafayette, Indiana

More About DICKEN CONNER and BERTHA CHANCELLOR:
Marriage: October 03, 1942, Sumter, South Carolina

Children of DICKEN CONNER and BERTHA CHANCELLOR are:
i. SAMUEL DICKEN11 CONNER, b. August 24, 1946, Lafayette, Indiana; m.
JANICE M. COFFMAN.
ii. ARTHUR CHANCELLOR CONNER, b. August 19, 1948, Lafayette, Indiana.


34. CLARA GOLDEN10 HUNT (JAY MATTHEW9, CLARA E.8 GIFFORD, CHARLOTTE E.7
COWING, THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 31,
1897 in Jamestown, New York, and died August 31, 1935 in Erie, Pennsylvania.
She married IRVIN ELLSWORTH SMITH. He was born 1872, and died 1923.

Child of CLARA HUNT and IRVIN SMITH is:
38. i. VIRGINIA MAE11 SMITH.


35. JAMES TABER10 PETTIT, JR. (MABEL ALMINA9 COWING, FRED E.8, CHARLES R.7,
THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born November 01, 1918
in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, and died August 13, 1984 in
Florida. He married CAROL HARRINGTON. She was born Abt. 1920.

More About JAMES TABER PETTIT, JR.:
Burial: August 1984, Soldier's Circle, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New
York

Children of JAMES PETTIT and CAROL HARRINGTON are:
i. MARY11 PETTIT, b. Abt. 1940.
ii. ANNIS PETTIT, b. Abt. 1942; m. GARY IMPLOM.


36. FRED WARREN10 PETTIT (MABEL ALMINA9 COWING, FRED E.8, CHARLES R.7,
THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 03, 1926
in WCA Hospital, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, and died July 20,
1965 in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York.

More About FRED WARREN PETTIT:
Burial: July 1965, Lakeview Cemetery, Jamestown, New York

Child of FRED WARREN PETTIT is:
i. TERRY11 PETTIT, b. Abt. 1946.


37. ROBERT E.10 SEEKINS (BLANCHE9 COWING, FRED E.8, CHARLES R.7, THOMPSON6,
JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born February 17, 1918 in
Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, and died April 30, 1991 in
Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York. He married ALMIRA A. FULLER June
23, 1939, daughter of CARL FULLER and ETHEL HALE. She was born January 29,
1920 in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, and died April 19, 2000 in
Baptist Hospital, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Notes for ROBERT E. SEEKINS:
Robert E. Seekins
1991 lived at RD 2, Baker St. Ext. Ashville, NY
B. Feb 17, 1918 in Jamestown, NY
D. April 30, 199l WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY Age 73
Bd. Bentley-Lakewood Cemetery
S/O Herbert A. & Blanche Cowing Seekins
Robert E. Seekins was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Air F
orce where he helped in the construction of buildings in Japan. In earlier
years he was a self employed carpenter, and later was a member of the
Carpenter's Union Local No. 66, from which he retired in 1979. For many
years he was the assessor for the town of Harmony and was a past vice
president of the Panama Central School Board of Education. He was preceded
in death by two brothers, Lt. Harry L. Seekins and retired Lt. Col. Ross C.
Seekins.

Married June 23, 1939
Almira Fuller
B. Jan 29, 1920 in Jamestown
D. Apr 19, 2000 Bapt. Hosp., Knoxville, Tenn
I. Bentley Cemetery, Lakewood
D/O Carl & Ethel Hale Fuller
(Almira married 2nd July 23, 1994 John Kinnear. Mr. Kinnear died June 26,
1998.)
Children of Robert E. Seekins and Almira Fuller:
1. Paul Seekins 199l of Ashville; 2000 of West Ellicott
2. Barbara Seekins Casler 1991 of Knoxville, Tenn.
Grandchildren at the time of Robert E. Seekin's death were: Scott, Kim, Keri
Seekins, all of Jamestown, Lauri Seekins of California, Amanda Classon of
Ashville, Michael and Keith Casler of Knoxville, Tenn., Andrea Lamb and
Cathy Jo. Casler, both of Knoxville, Tenn.


Notes for ALMIRA A. FULLER:
Almira A. (FULLER) SEEKINS - KINNEAR, 80
Author: Dolores Davidson Date: 28 May 2001 12:00 PM GMT
Surnames: FULLER, HALE, SEEKINS, KINNEAR
Classification: Obituary

Almira A. Kinnear, 80, of 416 Chautauqua Ave., Jamestown, died Wednesday
(April 19, 2000) in Baptist Hospital, Knoxville, Tenn. A lifelong area
resident, she was born Jan. 29, 1920, in Jamestown, the daughter of Carl and
Ethel Hale Fuller. She was a 1937 graduate of Jamestown High School and,
prior to her retirement, she had been employed by the former Lakewood Super
Duper as a clerk. She had earlier worked for the former P&A Market and
Hellman Market, both in Lakewood. She was a member of the Blockville United
Methodist Church, Lady of Lake Rebekah Lodge 450, Lakewood-Harmony Senior
Citizens, Lakewood Rod and Club Auxiliary and the Lakewood Memorial Post
1286 American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are a son, Paul Seekins of West
Ellicott; a daughter, Barbara Casler of Knoxville, Tenn.; eight
grandchildren nine great-grandchildren; three stepdaughters: six
stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by her first husband, Robert Seekins, whom she married June 24, 1939,
and who died April 30, 1991; her second husband, John Kinnear, whom she
married July 23, 1994, and who died June 26, 1998. The funeral service will
be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Joyce
Pearson, retired United Methodist minister, and the Rev. Ernest LeRoy
Tracey, pastor of Blockville United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial
will be in Bentley Cemetery, Lakewood. Friends will be received from 3 to 5
p.m. Sunday in the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service
Monday. A Rebekah Lodge Memorial Service will be led at 3 p.m. Sunday in the
funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Blockville United Methodist
Church or the Ashville Library.

PJ Obit



More About ROBERT SEEKINS and ALMIRA FULLER:
Marriage: June 23, 1939

Children of ROBERT SEEKINS and ALMIRA FULLER are:
39. i. PAUL11 SEEKINS, b. Abt. 1941.
40. ii. BARBARA SEEKINS, b. Abt. 1943.


Generation No. 7

38. VIRGINIA MAE11 SMITH (CLARA GOLDEN10 HUNT, JAY MATTHEW9, CLARA E.8
GIFFORD, CHARLOTTE E.7 COWING, THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2,
JOHN1) She married CHARLES GERRARD WAGENER.

Child of VIRGINIA SMITH and CHARLES WAGENER is:
41. i. DELORES RUTH12 WAGENER.


39. PAUL11 SEEKINS (ROBERT E.10, BLANCHE9 COWING, FRED E.8, CHARLES R.7,
THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1941.

Children of PAUL SEEKINS are:
i. SCOTT12 SEEKINS.
ii. KIM SEEKINS.
iii. KERI SEEKINS.


40. BARBARA11 SEEKINS (ROBERT E.10, BLANCHE9 COWING, FRED E.8, CHARLES R.7,
THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1943. She
married MR. CASLER.

Children of BARBARA SEEKINS and MR. CASLER are:
i. MICHAEL12 CASLER.
ii. KEITH CASLER.
iii. CATHY JO CASLER.
iv. ANDREA CASLER, m. MR. LAMB.


Generation No. 8

41. DELORES RUTH12 WAGENER (VIRGINIA MAE11 SMITH, CLARA GOLDEN10 HUNT, JAY
MATTHEW9, CLARA E.8 GIFFORD, CHARLOTTE E.7 COWING, THOMPSON6, JOHN5,
PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) She married FREDERICK CARL SHULZ.

Children of DELORES WAGENER and FREDERICK SHULZ are:
42. i. JULIE MARIE13 SHULZ.
43. ii. AMY BETH SHULZ.


Generation No. 9

42. JULIE MARIE13 SHULZ (DELORES RUTH12 WAGENER, VIRGINIA MAE11 SMITH,
CLARA GOLDEN10 HUNT, JAY MATTHEW9, CLARA E.8 GIFFORD, CHARLOTTE E.7 COWING,
THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) She married KENNETH HARLAN
CLARK.

Children of JULIE SHULZ and KENNETH CLARK are:
i. SARAH MARIE14 CLARK.
ii. DANIEL JOSEPH CLARK.


43. AMY BETH13 SHULZ (DELORES RUTH12 WAGENER, VIRGINIA MAE11 SMITH, CLARA
GOLDEN10 HUNT, JAY MATTHEW9, CLARA E.8 GIFFORD, CHARLOTTE E.7 COWING,
THOMPSON6, JOHN5, PRINCE4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) She married SHAWN C. HALL.

Children of AMY SHULZ and SHAWN HALL are:
i. ASHTON LEIGH14 HALL.
ii. BRITTANY ELISE HALL.