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From the Yale obits:
JOHN PHELPS COWLES, son of Samuel and Olive (Phelps)
Cowles, was born in Colebrook, Litchfield County, Conn., January 21, 1805. He studied theology in the Yale Divinity School for three years, and spent another year in New Haven in miscellaneous studies. He was licensed to preach by the Litchfield South Association of Ministers in June, 1832. He was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church in Princeton, Mass., on June 18, 1833, but resigned this position on Dec. 18, 1834, and in February, 1836,
accepted an appointment to the professorship of the Languages and Literature of the Old Testament in the Oberlin Collegiate Institute, now Oberlin College, at Oberlin, Ohio. He married, October 16, 1838, Miss Eunice Caldwell, daughter of John Caldwell, of Ipswich, Mass., a former associate principal of Mount Holyoke Seminary He resigned his position, October 21, 1839, and m March, 1840, was appointed principal of an academy in Elyria, Ohio. Resigning there in April, 1844, he next with his
wife assumed the charge of the Ipswich (Mass.) Female Seminary, where he continued in full and active work, notwithstanding the total loss of sight at the age of fifty, until he was past seventy years of age. He did much to advance the higher education of woman, giving to many of those whom his reputation for scholarship drew around him the equivalent of the best part of a college education. He died of heart-failure in Ipswich, March 11, 1890,
in his 86th year. His wife survives him with three daughters and one son, a younger son having died in the war.
Eunice Stanwood Caldwell Cowles