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Moses Cowles
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Birth: Jun. 13, 1743
Belchertown
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 1834

Info from: Jc
Moses Cowles was born in 1743 in Belchertown, Mass. according to his great-granddaughter Pamela Ann Hand (#61054824) copying statements from her mother. He and his brother Asa moved to New Lebanon, New York in 1779 and purchased adjoining farms. Their brother Adonijah purchased a farm in Onondaga County.

During the war, while Moses was away, his three daughters were burned in his home by Torries. Upon hearing the news he requested leave and received a release signed by General George Washington. His wife, bearing child, died a few months later.

Maria (Cowles) Hand (#61054819) recalls "I have frequently heard them tell over the sad story while tears ran down their cheeks & we children could not help crying too. Never were brothers more family united in Christian bonds than were these two–Moses & Asa. Their hopes, their aims, their fears were one."

Moses married his first wife, Amy Parsons, dau. of Nathan and Amy (Gould) Parsons on October 18, 1770. The couple were members of the Congregational Church in Belchertown.

After the death of his family and move to New York, Moses married again to Phebe Alexander, possibly the daughter of Daniel and Mary (Montague), Alexander. If this is true, Mary is the sister of Anna (Montague) Cowles, Moses' mother.

His will was first written in Cannan, NY, but later amended February 11, 1830 in New Lebanon.

Moses lived to be about 90 years old with three of his children living at the time of his death.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Nathaniel Cowles (1711 - 1761)
 
 Spouses:
  Amy Parsons Cowles (1747 - 1777)*
  Phebe Cowles (1750 - 1833)*
 
 Children:
  Betty Cowles (1771 - 1776)*
  Abia Cowles (1773 - 1776)*
  Ama Cowles (1775 - 1776)*
  Infant Cowles (1777 - 1777)*
  Moses Cowles (1785 - 1848)*
 
 Siblings:
  Moses Cowles (1743 - 1834)
  Asa Cowles (1747 - 1837)*
  Anna Cowles Sikes (1749 - 1772)*
  Adonijah Cowles (1756 - 1847)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Ae 90
'Being a professor of Christ 74 years'
 
Burial:
West Lebanon Cemetery
West Lebanon
Columbia County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Fred Saar
Record added: Aug 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29191605
Moses Cowles
Added by: Jc
 
Moses Cowles
Added by: Fred Saar
 
Moses Cowles
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Added by: Fred Saar
 
 
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Revolutionary War Veteran, Pvt 17th Regt Albany Co Militia.
- Maggie O
 Added: Oct. 30, 2014

- Elizabeth M, Phillips Hurley
 Added: Feb. 13, 2010
 
 
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