|Birth: ||May 20, 1805|
|Death: ||Aug. 14, 1886, USA|
CURTIS COGSWELL, Biography, County of Williams, Ohio.
Weston A. Goodspeed and Charles Blanchard, editors. Chicago F. A> Battey & Co. Publishers, 1882. Bridgewater Township
CURTIS COGSWELL, one of our early settlers, was born in Litchfield, Conn., May 20, 1805, and was one of the eleven children of JOEL and TAMAR (WRIGHT) COGSWELL, natives of the same State. CURTIS, when a small boy, was removed to Pennsylvania by his parents, and in that State they died. Here CURTIS educated himself by the blaze of pine knots, and at the age of twenty had become one of the best teachers in the country, and for ten years following taught in grammar and town schools in New York State. There he married REBECCA TRUESDELL, a native of Steuben County, and removed to eighty acres of not very good land near Toledo, Ohio, where he remained five years. Thence he came to this township, where he entered 400 acres, built a log cabin and became a pioneer, with the only five families who had settled in the township before him. He now possesses but eighty acres, having presented a considerable part of the original entry to his boys and having sold the remainder. His children numbered ten, as follows JOEL, CHARLOTTE, ALBERT, DANIEL, JOHN, HIRAM, ERIE, MARY, ELIZA and JANE. CHARLOTTE and JOHN are now dead. He became a Master Mason while in New York, but during the famous Morgan excitement he withdrew, and has ever since been bitterly opposed to the order. He joined the M.E. Church, but on account of the prevalence of the Masonic element in that denomination, left it and affiliated with the United Brethren Church. He was the first man in his township to volunteer at the call to arms during the late war, but was rejected on account of his age. He is strongly republican in his political views, and has served as Justice of the Peace, School Examiner and in more other town offices that he desired. He formed a resolution when young never to go in debt, and he has kept the pledge to the letter, although, strange to state, discouraged in it by his father.
Submitted for use by USGENWEB Williams County, OH October 2002 JWS
Joel Cogswell (1771 - 1838)
Tamar Wright Cogswell (1776 - 1844)
Rebecca Truesdell Cogswell (____ - 1886)
Aug 14 1886
81y 2m 25d
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Jun 07, 2009
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