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Prominent Cogswells in History
For the past 382 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:
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Edward  COGSWELL
Edward  COGSWELL
Son of William
 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
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  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  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  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:
Samuel  COGSWELL
211 ii. Edward  COGSWELL b. circa 1712. d. circa 1712.
212 iii. Nathaniel  COGSWELL, Capt.
213 iv. Judith  COGSWELL
214 v. Hannah  COGSWELL
215 vi. John  COGSWELL
216 vii. Martha  COGSWELL b. circa 1723. d. circa 1723.
217 viii. Lucy  COGSWELL
218 ix. Martha  COGSWELL b. circa 1727. d. circa 1727.
219 x. Martha  COGSWELL
220 xi. Elizabeth  COGSWELL b. circa 1730. d. circa 1730.
221 xii. Emerson  COGSWELL
222 xiii. William  COGSWELL, Maj.
Francis  COGSWELL, Esq.
Jonathan  COGSWELL, Capt. & Elizabeth WAINWRIGHT. Born 1698 in Chebacco
Parish, Ipswich, Mass. Died 9 Mar 1756. Francis Cogswell fitted for
college in the Ipswich Grammar School, and graduated from Harvard College in
1718. Mr. Cogswell was a merchant. He built and lived in what
was called the 'Sawyer House'. He was appointed a Justice of the
Peace, and represented the town in the General Court in 1750, 1751, and
1752. Sibley's "Harvard
Graduates" Vol. VI, says
that Rev. Jameson's information was "in error in saying that Cogswell was a
Justice of the Peace, but he did serve four terms in the House of
Representatives, beginning in 1750."
" ... by his will of Feb. 25, 1755, bequeathed to his son Francis  his dwelling house, his best schooner, "Deborah," his flake-room and stages, and 'Jeffries Neck'."
He married Elizabeth ROGERS, daughter of John ROGERS, Rev. & Martha WHITTINGHAM, 14 Mar 1727.
Born 28 Jul 1707 in Ipswich, Mass. Died after 1756. "Elizabeth was the twin sister of Rev. Daniel Rogers. He graduated from Harvard College in 1725 ... died 19 Dec 1785. "... the Daughter of Rev. John Rogers, who was the son of Rev. John Rogers, president of Harvard college, who was the son of Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, who was the son of Rev. John Rogers, of Dedham, England, who was the grandson of John Rogers, who was burned at the stake, Feb. 5, 1555, in Smithfield, England.
Francis and Elizabeth (Rogers) Cogswell had the following children:
Elizabeth  COGSWELL b. 1727/1728. d. 4 Jan 1729.
250 ii. John  COGSWELL b. circa 1731. d. circa 1734.
251 iii. Jonathan  COGSWELL b. 1733. d. circa 1734.
252 iv. Elizabeth  COGSWELL b. 4 Aug 1736.
253 v. Francis  COGSWELL b. 26 Sep 1737. He married Eunice LOW, 22 Oct 1756.
254 vi. John  COGSWELL
255 vii. Jonathan  COGSWELL b. 23 Dec 1739.
256 viii. Martha  COGSWELL b. 25 Jul 1742. d. 27 Jan 1743.
257 ix. Daniel  COGSWELL b. 23 Sep 1744. d. circa 1745.
258 x. Nathaniel  COGSWELL b. 2 Dec 1747. d. 20 Dec 1747.
259 xi. William  COGSWELL