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    For the past 387 years the Cogswell family has been contributing its sons and daughters to the cultural, religious, and political "experiments" in North America.  For a time, the world wondered whether or not the displaced sons of England could survive and prosper in the new world, especially after the nurture and protection of the English Monarch was rejected by the disgruntled Americans.  Now, from our modern perspective, we can only try and understand and appreciate the sacrifices made, the hardships endured, and the personal pride and satisfaction resulting from a job well-done by our Cogswell ancestors.  Members of the Cogswell family have been especially well represented by honorable military service, and in the fields of medicine and teaching.  But, these "highlights" are not meant to ignore the contributions of the Cogswell farmers, mechanics, teamsters, public servants, and craftsmen (and women) who built the edifice we inherited - North America.   Periodically, this page will introduce you to one of those Cogswell sons or daughters who made a distinguished contribution to our lives in the U.S. and Canada.

   The Association would very much appreciate receiving any additional information (preferably documented) concerning any Cogswell - anywhere.  Now, may we introduce (from the 1996 edition of "The Descendants of John Cogswell"):

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Edward [81] COGSWELL

 Son of William [19] COGSWELL & Martha EMERSON. Born 13 Aug 1686 in Gloucester, Mass. Died 17 Apr 1773 in New Milford, Conn. Buried in New Preston Parish, Washington, Conn.  Edward Cogswell is mentioned as a member of the "New London Society United for Trade and Commerce," in 1732.  This probably was Edward of Ipswich, Mass., for we find him soon after, 1735, in Preston, Conn., where he remained some ten years; he then made a purchase of wild land in the northern part of New Milford.  On September 10, 1745, he purchased from John Baker and Caleb Mallory the 33rd lot of the south tier of lots in the "North Purchase," and became, in 1747, the first settler in that region.  Subsequently, he bought other lands in the vicinity, established iron works, the first manufacturing interest in New Milford, and did much to develop the resources of that new country.

It is said that Edward Cogswell made a "Family Record of the Cogswells," and that there exists [1884] a copy of it in Cazenovia, Madison County, N.Y.  This has not been found, but his grandson, John, left a record, in possession of M.W. Cogswell, Esq., Elyria, Ohio, which has been of great service.  John Cogswell [613] says that his Uncle John and Aunts Lucy and Martha, children of Edward Cogswell, removed to some place in Vermont, near a lake.

Edward's grave is near that of his youngest son, Major William [222] Cogswell, in the cemetery of New Preston Parish, Washington, Conn.

Edward married Hannah BROWNE, daughter of Nathaniel BROWNE & Judith PERKINS, 21 Aug 1708 in Ipswich, Mass.  It also is said that they were married in New Milford, Conn.  Born circa 1691 in New Milford, Conn. Died 6 Jun 1771 in Ipswich, Mass.  They had the following children:

         210                i.              Samuel [210] COGSWELL
        
211               ii.              Edward [211] COGSWELL  b. circa 1712. d. circa 1712.
        
212              iii.              Nathaniel [212] COGSWELL, Capt.
        
213              iv.              Judith [213] COGSWELL
        
214               v.              Hannah [214] COGSWELL
        
215              vi.              John [215] COGSWELL
        
216             vii.              Martha [216] COGSWELL  b. circa 1723. d. circa 1723.
        
217            viii.              Lucy [217] COGSWELL
        
218              ix.              Martha [218] COGSWELL  b. circa 1727. d. circa 1727.
        
219               x.              Martha [219] COGSWELL
        
220              xi.              Elizabeth [220] COGSWELL  b. circa 1730. d. circa 1730.
        
221             xii.              Emerson [221] COGSWELL
        
222            xiii.              William [222] COGSWELL, Maj.


Frederick Fanning [1148] COGSWELL

Son of William [564] COGSWELL, Col. & Mercy (Brewster) COIT. Born 24 Feb 1809 in Griswold, Conn. Died 16 Dec 1854 in Plainfield, Conn.  He married Harriet E. DENISON, daughter of Amos DENISON & Lois DENNISON, 2 May 1833. Born 27 Aug 1809 in Stonington, Conn. Died 1 Nov 1895. 

They resided in Norwich, Connecticut, and afterwards removed, by means of a canal boat, to Parma, Ohio in 1835.  Frederick Cogswell purchased a farm on York Road in Parma Heights, Ohio, nine miles from the public square in Cleveland.  His health was very poor and in 1854 he returned to Plainfield, Connecticut, where his brother, William, was a doctor of medicine.  He failed rapidly, and his wife traveled to Connecticut to see him before he died.  He died 16 Dec 1854, before she arrived.  She returned to Parma Heights and lived with her sons, William and Edward, until her death at age 86.

Frederick & Harriet (Denison) Cogswell had the following children: 

       2427                i.              Harriet Denison [2427] COGSWELL
      
2428               ii.              Mary Green [2428] COGSWELL  b. 14 Mar 1837 in Parma, Ohio. d. 19 Feb 1874.
      
2429              iii.              Frederick Vernon [2429] COGSWELL
      
2430              iv.              Edward Denison [2430] COGSWELL
      
2431               v.              William [2431] COGSWELL  b. 14 Apr 1846. d. 1912 in Parma Heights, Ohio.
      
2432              vi.              Frank Forrester [2432] COGSWELL

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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