|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1834|
|Death: ||Dec. 8, 1874|
Melinda was the eldest child of Daniel and Catherine (VanGundy) Cowgill, born in Ross Co., OH. The family moved to IN where she married Josiah A. Mathers Febr 28, 1854 in Howard Co., IL.
The family moved from IL to MO prior to the Civil War. During the war she moved her family back to IL. Family story was that she had not heard from Josiah and fearing he was dead, married again. When Josiah returned from the war, Josiah took his family and moved to NE. They moved to Kearney Co., NE in 1874 where Melinda died of childbirth complications.
Josiah donated the land where Melinda was buried for Eaton Cemetery, she was the first to be buried here.
Daniel Cowgill (1809 - 1890)
Josiah Abner Mathers (1831 - 1910)
John P. Mathers (1854 - 1905)*
Daniel Alexander Mathers (1857 - 1925)*
Lucinda Myrtle Mathers Conyers-Pritchard-Madsen (1859 - 1941)*
Henry Mathers (1865 - 1884)*
Josiah Abner Mathers (1869 - 1937)*
Susan Mathers Thomas (1871 - 1952)*
C. Mathers (1874 - 1874)*
Melinda Cowgill Mathers (1834 - 1874)
Benjamin Franklin Cowgill (1845 - 1935)*
Cyrus W. Cowgill (1851 - 1922)*
Note: First wife of Josiah A. Mathers, first to be buried in Eaton Cemetery
Created by: Rose Marie Brown
Record added: Oct 24, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9701925