Benjamin Cowles1,2,3,4

ID# 9483, (1805 - 1855)
FatherSylvester Cowles5 (29 Jan 1778 - 5 Mar 1825)
MotherSarah Northrup5 (7 Jun 1783 - 6 Mar 1850)

Key Events:

Birth: 30 Dec 1805, New York6,7,8
Marriage: Mary Cobb, 10 Feb 18309,10,11
Death: 22 Jan 185512,6
Burial: Brighton Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York13

Spouse:Mary Cobb (4 May 1808 - 11 May 1897)
     Children:

  • Jane Eliza Cowles17 (abt 1831 - 17 Dec 1910)
  • Esther S. Cowles17,18 (abt 1834 - 25 Oct 1853)
  • Minerva S. Cowles17,19 (abt 1836 - Mar 1854)
  • Norman Benjamin Cowles17,20 (2 May 1839 - 18 May 1917)
  • Henry O. Cowles17,21 (20 Jan 1841 - 16 Aug 1911)
  • Roswell B. Cowles17 (abt 1844 - 14 Jul 1925)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Benjamin Cowles was born on 30 Dec 1805 in New York.6,7,8
     Benjamin married Mary Cobb, daughter of Henry Cobb and Esther Bennett, on 10 Feb 1830, with Rev. Joel Parker officating.9,10,11
     Benjamin appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, with a household consisting of one male under age 5 (son Norman), one age 20 to 30 (himself, though he was actually 34), one female under age 5 (daughter Minerva), two age 5 to 10 (Jane and Esther), one age 30 to 40 (wife Mary), one 40 to 50 (perhaps his mother), and one 70 to 80 (perhaps his grandmother.)14
     Benjamin and Mary appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, enumerated 17 Sep 1850, reporting real estate valued at $3,400. Their children Jane, Esther, Minerva, Norman, Henry and Roswell were listed as living with them, as were Sarah Northrop, age 91, apparently a relative of his mother, perhaps her step-mother, and Thomas English, a laborer.4
     He was a farmer.15,4 In 1850 he reported having 30 acres of improved land and 4 unimproved, valued at $3,400, and $200 worth of tools and implements. He reported two horses, three milch cows, two other cows, and six swine, valued at $274. He reported that he had produced 340 bushels of wheat, 200 of Indian corn, 100 of oats, 36 lb. of wool, and 50 bushels of potatoes in the year ending 1 Jun 1850. He had also produced 200 lb. of butter, and 10 tons of hay and slaughtered $40 worth of livestock.16
     Benjamin died on 22 Jan 1855 at age 49.12,6 He was buried in Brighton Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York.13

Citations

  1. [S7637] Northrup, The Northrup—Northrop Genealogy, pg 107, shows name as Benjamin.
  2. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 45.
  3. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 16538002, Capt Benjamin Cowles, includes tombstone photo showing name as Benjamin Cowles.
  4. [S7638] Benjm. Cowles household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  5. [S7637] Northrup, The Northrup—Northrop Genealogy, pg 106.
  6. [S7637] Northrup, The Northrup—Northrop Genealogy, pg 107, shows date.
  7. [S7638] Benjm. Cowles household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows age 44 and state.
  8. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 16538002, Capt Benjamin Cowles, includes tombstone photo showing age 49 yrs at death 22 Jan 1806.
  9. [S7683] , "Marriages and Deaths from Rochester Newspapers, Jan. 1, 1830 - June 30, 1830," from 26 Feb 1930 Rochester Observer, marriage notice for Benjamin Cowles and Mary Cobb, shows date and officiant.
  10. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 185, shows date, with month as Mar.
  11. [S7638] Benjm. Cowles household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  12. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 16538002, Capt Benjamin Cowles, shows date and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  13. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 16538002, Capt Benjamin Cowles, includes tombstone photo.
  14. [S7639] Benjm. Cowles household, 1840 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  15. [S7639] Benjm. Cowles household, 1840 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows one person engaged in agriculture.
  16. [S7641] Benjm. Cowles farm, 1850 U.S. Census, agriculture schedule, Monroe Co., New York.
  17. [S7638] Benjm. Cowles household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  18. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 16538006, Esther S. Cowles, shows inscription as "dau. of Benjamin & Mary Cowles."
  19. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 16538026, Minerva S. Cowles, shows inscription as "dau. of Benjamin & May Cowles."
  20. [S7648] Norman Benjamin Cowles, Certificate of Death.
  21. [S7649] H. O. Cowles, Standard Certificate of Death.