Samuel COWLES

Male 1639 - 1691  (52 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Samuel COWLES was born 1639 (son of John COWLES and Hannah ?); died 17 Apr 1691, Farmington, Connecticut.

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    • Fact: Son of John and Hannah Cowles of Hartford, Conn.

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    He was one of the eighty-four proprietors of Farmington in 1672; inherited his father's estate there and became one of the leading citizens. He was a man of energy, enterprise and possessed what passed for wealth at that time. Joined the church with his wife in 1690; was the progenitor of the Connecticut branch of the Cowles family as his brother John was of the Massachusetts branch.

    Samuel married Abigail STANLEY 14 Jan 1660/1. Abigail (daughter of Timothy STANLEY and Elizabeth MORRICE) died 1736. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Deacon Samuel COWLES was born 17 Mar 1661; died 14 Oct 1748, Kensington, Connecticut.
    2. Abigail COWLES was born 1 Jan 1663; died Aft 1718.
    3. Hannah COWLES was born 10 Dec 1664; died 05 Sep 1701.
    4. Timothy COWLES was born 4 Nov 1666; died 30 Aug 1736.
    5. Sarah COWLES was born 25 Dec 1668; died Aft Aug 1733.
    6. John COWLES was born 28 Jan 1670/1; died 10 Oct 1748.
    7. Nathaniel COWLES was born 15 Feb 1673.
    8. Isaac COWLES was born 28 Mar 1675; died 7 Feb 1756.
    9. Joseph COWLES was born 18 Jan 1677/8; died 30 Nov 1760, Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut; was buried , Old Graveyard, Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut.
    10. Elizabeth COWLES was born 17 Mar 1679/80; died 8 Nov 1727.
    11. Caleb COWLES was born 20 Jun 1682; died 15 Nov 1725.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John COWLES was born Abt 1598; died Mar 1676, Hatfield, Massachusetts.

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    He is said to have been born in the west of England; was among the early settlers at Hartford and not long after 1640, located at Farmington, where he served as Townsman and in 1652, was one of those who organized the church there, being one of the "Seven Pillars." His land was on the corner at the north end of Farmington Village. Selling this property, he bought three lots just south of the present meeting house and built his house there. He was a farmer; was Deputy to the General Assembly from Farmington at the October and November sessions of 1653 and the May session of 1654. It has been erroneously said that he was one of the "signers" who started the settlement at Hadley, (Judd's Hadley, 1905 edition, p. 11.) He was one of the twenty-five "engagers" in Hadley to establish themselves at Hatfield, "cross the River" before March 25, 1661, and his record there begins in January, 1660/1; Freeman 1666. He was Townsman of Hadley, 1667. It is said that he spelled his name "Cowles" to distinguish himself from another man in the place named cole, but this seems doubtful. He may have been a brother of James of Hartford.

    John — Hannah ?. Hannah died 16 Mar 1683/4, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Hannah ? died 16 Mar 1683/4, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 1. Samuel COWLES was born 1639; died 17 Apr 1691, Farmington, Connecticut.
    2. John COWLES was born Feb 1641/2; died 12 May 1711.
    3. Hannah COWLES was born Feb 1644; died 4 Feb 1689/90.
    4. Sarah COWLES was born Abt 1646; died 8 May 1676.
    5. Esther COWLES was born 1649; died 1691.
    6. Elizabeth COWLES was born 1651, Farmington, Connectocut; died Aft 1696.
    7. Mary COWLES was born 24 Jun 1654.