William Henry Harrison Cowles

William Henry Harrison Cowles

Birth
Hamptonville, Yadkin County, North Carolina, USA
Death 30 Dec 1901 (aged 61)
Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 21895579 · View Source
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U.S. Representative (D-NC) (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1893).

Uncle of U.S. Rep. Charles Holden Cowles (R-NC). He attended the common schools and academies of his native county; entered the Confederate service as a private in Company A, First North Carolina Cavalry, and served from the spring of 1861 to the close of the war with the Army of Northern Virginia, holding successively the ranks of captain, major, and lieutenant colonel of his regiment; entered upon the study of law in Richmond Hill, Yadkin County, in 1866; obtained a county court license in January 1867 and a superior court license in January 1868; moved to Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, where he commenced the practice of law; reading clerk of the State senate of North Carolina 1872-1874; elected solicitor of the tenth judicial district in 1874 and served for four years; member of the Democratic State executive committee for eight years; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1893); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Fiftieth Congress), Committee on Mines and Mining (Fifty-second Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1892; engaged in agricultural pursuits and various other business activities until his death in 1901.

Married first: Rosamond Corrina Worth; children Davie, Lizzie & Cora

Married Second: Mary Lura Bost; children Esther Young, Sarah Sherrill, Laura Carson, William Henry Harrison Jr., Miles Andrew, Mary Loretz & Stuart Lee (the twin of Stuart was stillborn)



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  • Created by: Josh Myers
  • Added: 2 Oct 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 21895579
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Harrison Cowles (22 Apr 1840–30 Dec 1901), Find a Grave Memorial no. 21895579, citing Old Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Josh Myers (contributor 46840089) .