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Kendall & Della's 50th Wedding Anniversary Picture
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What a Handsome Couple! Fifty "Wonderful Years"
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Heidi & Becky Early 1960s. Two of Ken & Della's Five Children. One boy, four girls.
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Ken & Della on a well deserved vacation, A Cruise! Awesome!
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Ken & Della with her Parents, "The Van Houses"
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Kendall
Kendall
I will always remember Ken with a "SMILE" on his face!
Ken & Della "Extended Family"
Ken & Della "Extended Family"
I am proud to call this group part of "My Family" Respectfully, Joe Woodward Cowing
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Always a "Ray" of light and full of Great Advice
Kendall Circa 1960s
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Yes, This was in the 1960s!
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Kenneth & Debbie Circa 1960s
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Ray was our "Adopted Uncle" and close family friend of Ken & Della, and all the Cowings. Namesake of my cousin: Rebecca Ray Cowing AKA "Becky" I remember many wonderful "Sunday Brunches" at Grandma Elsies' Basement in Roseville, Michigan with all of us together! Please pass the "Hot Goo-Goos" please!
Rev. Kendall Woodward Cowing
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Kendall Woodward Cowing

Charlotte, North Carolina

Rev. Kendall W. Cowing was pastor of the First United Methodist Church - Ann Arbor, Michigan from 1959 - 1972.

THE HISTORY OF FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF ANN ARBOR

1959
Dr. Hoover Rupert became the senior minister. He was an inspirational speaker and the author of several books.  The chapel was built within the education wing.
With Dr. Kendall Cowing, the youth program gained national recognition.

Kendall  received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Adrian College in 1980.

September 2008 

Dear First United Methodist Church: 

Greetings from the children of Kendall and Della Cowing.  We hope this find you well and that you are enjoying the last days of summer.  We are writing to you to enlist your help with a fun idea. 

Ken will celebrate his 80th birthday this year(!) and we would like to make this birthday a very special one.  This is where you come in.  Some of Ken’s happiest moments are of his years working with the young people, their parents and families at First Church.  We would like to contact as many of those  “old MYFers” and church families as possible and ask them to send a birthday greetings, a memory of their time in MYF/church and/or an update of what they are up to these days.  Ken has received a few letters from his “kids” in the last couple of years and he enjoyed them so much!  Can you help us with this project? 

Please take a moment to sand a birthday greeting to him.  His birthday is towards the end of the year but his health is not the greatest so no need to wait.  We can celebrate all year long!!

 Kendall Cowing

3800 Shamrock Dr.

Charlotte, NC 28215

704-532-5305

dcowing@carolina.rr.com 

We really appreciate your help.  We know that Dad will be delighted to hear from you. 

Thank you so much! 

Kenneth Cowing, Deborah Cowing, Becky Doss, Heidi Herrell and Jenny Lieber

 

JWCOWING can be reached at JWCOWING@myfairpoint.net

With Dr. Kendall Cowing, the youth program gained national recognition

Ann Arbor, Michigan

The History of the First United Methodist Church - Ann Arbor, Michigan - 1827-1990  This book was published by the Archives and History Committee of the First United Methodist Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1990.

1959
Dr. Hoover Rupert became the senior minister. He was an inspirational speaker and the author of several books.
The chapel was built within the education wing.
With Dr. Kendall Cowing, the youth program gained national recognition.

 

Kendall Woodward Cowing

Cornelius, North Carolina

Kendall Cowing, 84

Charlotte, NC

Kendall Woodward Cowing was born in 1928. Kendall currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Before that, Kendall lived in Cornelius, NC in 1999. Before that, Kendall lived in Oakland, CA in 1991.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1973: July-December - Page 3323 - Google Books Result books.google.com/books?id=K0MhAQAAIAAJ Library of Congress. Copyright Office - 1975 - Law By Ronald Lippitt, Kendall Cowing &. Lawrence Lippitt. Looseleaf in binder (57 1.) © Follett Publishing Company, a division of Follett Corporation; 270ct73; ...   Christian Educators Fellowship celebrates a rich history with its existence for more than 40 years. The organization's roots began in the original Methodist Board of Education, even before the merger of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church.

Christian Educators Fellowshipwas formed in 1967 by the merger of two sometimes overlapping groups:
  1. The Directors Section of the Methodist Conference on Christian Education, and
  2. The Methodist Directors of Christian Education in the National Council of Churches

The merger of both groups into Christian Educators Fellowship (CEF) created an organization designed to service professional Christian educators with resources and continuing education regardless of their title or type of employment.

CEF began as an auxiliary to the Methodist Church's Board of Education (the forerunner to the current General Board of Higher Education and Ministry). CEF was related to the Board through the work of R. Harold Hipps, affectionately known as "R" to many friends and Christian educators, and who later became the first executive officer of CEF and served in that position until his retirement in 1990.

The first Board of Directors, which met for the first time on May 31, 1967, included John N. Flynn, President; Kendall W. Cowing, Vice President; and Mildred Parker, Secretary-Treasurer.

 

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES OF ANN ARBOR, INC.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

UNIVERSAL ID: MI-055986

IN BRIEF

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES OF ANN ARBOR, INC. was formed on 1973-09-07 in Michigan by DR. KENDALL W. COWING.

FORMATION Universal ID MI-055986 Name HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES OF ANN ARBOR, INC. Registration Number 055986 Type CORP Kind Domestic Profit Corporati Status MERGER Stock Ownership Number of Shares: 100,000 Formation Date 1973-09-07 OFFICERS Registered Agent

DR. KENDALL W. COWING 

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. Universal ID NC-0199634 Name HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. Registration Number 0199634 Type BUS Kind DOMESTIC Status Multiple Stock Ownership Class COMMON, Shares 100000, No Par Value , Par Value 1 LOCATIONS Principal Office Address NO ADDRESS Principal Mailing Address PO BOX 730, DAVIDSON NC 28036-0730 OFFICERS Registered Agent COWING, KENDALL W

Peek Through Time: United Methodist congregation has deep, lasting tradition in Jackson

Jackson, Michigan

Peek Through Time: United Methodist congregation has deep, lasting tradition in Jackson

By Ken Wyatt | Jackson Citizen Patriot The Jackson Citizen Patriot

“The circuit-ridin’ preacher used to ride across the land,

With a rifle in his saddle and a Bible in his hand …”

In 1954, pastors of the Vandercook and Moore Street congregations began discussing a possible merger. The congregations soon voted to merge, with Rev. Kendall Cowing pastoring both churches.

— Sunday school song

CITIZEN PATRIOT FILE PHOTOPictured here in January 1956 is the third and current church building for Jackson's First United Methodist Church, 275 W. Michigan Ave. It was dedicated in 1922.

Since circuit-riding preachers first proclaimed the gospel of Christ here in the 1830s, Methodists have gathered in virtually every corner of Jackson County.

The majestic architectural lines of downtown Jackson’s First United Methodist Church, 275 W. Michigan Ave., are symbolic of the denomination’s historic presence here. But other congregations — from Concord United Methodist in the west to Grass Lake Methodist in the east — are thriving reminders of a tradition that has had a deep, lasting effect.

Methodism is rooted in 18th century England, where the Wesley brothers — John and Charles — revived formal, orthodox Christianity with new life.

In 1771, John Wesley sent 26-year-old Francis Asbury to the colonies. The young preacher soon became the best-known circuit-riding preacher in America. By age 60, he was traveling 5,000 miles annually on horseback.

But it fell to the next generation of circuit-riding Methodists to reach Michigan, a few years before statehood.

“It was a common saying that the Methodists followed close upon the heels of the trapper, and that the circuit rider came with the first of the settlers,” according to “Church on Main Street,” a 1984 history of Jackson’s First United Methodist Church.

The first wave of settlers arrived in Jacksonburg in 1830. That same year, the Ohio Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church dispatched two circuit riders into the Michigan territory to organize a new Methodist circuit.

The two men — Elijah Pilcher and Henry Colclazer — met in Detroit in October. They acquainted themselves with Methodists there and began to question travelers from the west.

They already knew of the new settlement at Ann Arbor, on the banks of the Huron River, but they began to hear rumors of another settlement, 40 miles west at the ford of the Grand River.

After weeks of preparation, Pilcher arrived in Jacksonburg on Jan. 20, 1831. Though a Congregational minister had preached here during an overnight stay in October, Pilcher was the first to arrive for the purpose of organizing religious services.

Methodists already were here. They had formed a class and were worshipping with other believers. They included Capt. and Mrs. John Durand and their son John T. Durand and Mrs. William R. DeLand (wife of a judge and mother of a pioneer newspaper editor).

Pilcher’s first sermon was a classic adaptation to adverse circumstances. A tavern was the only place large enough to accommodate the gathering. So, Jackson’s first official Methodist meeting took place in a bar room.

The owner curiously was sympathetic to the temperance movement. Thus, Pilcher preached his first sermon on temperance — highlighting the evils of drink and the benefits of abstinence.

For the next year, Pilcher and Colclazer served Jacksonburg as part of the Ann Arbor circuit. They alternated traveling to the village on horseback to preach to a small gathering weekly.

During their early years in Jackson, Methodists met in several buildings. These included the “Pepper Box,” on Jackson Street just north of Main Street (now Michigan Avenue), and the Session House, a combination church and school building used by various groups.

When Pilcher returned to Jackson to pastor the church in 1846, he believed it was time for the congregation to have its own place of worship. He chose a site on the old public square at present-day Jackson Street and Michigan Avenue, and the building of Jackson’s First United Methodist Church was begun.

However, it took two successive pastors to complete that first building, which was dedicated in 1850.

CITIZEN PATRIOT FILE PHOTOThis is the second church building erected by Jackson's First United Methodist Church, 275 W. Michigan Ave. Constructed in 1867, it replaced the original church built in 1851.

A second church building followed the Civil War when in October 1865 a committee was appointed to investigate the cost of a new church. Two months later, the three-member committee reported that $50,000 would provide a structure with a capacity of 900 to 1,000 people. Church trustees voted to erect a church costing no less than $40,000 on a lot half a block west of the old church, also facing north on Main Street.

The lot was purchased in January 1866, S.O. Knapp was appointed to chair the building committee and a cornerstone was laid in July.

Loans were taken out to complete construction, and $47,000 was paid toward the total cost, $75,000. By 1880, however, things were looking bleak. Some had been unable to fulfill pledges because of the panic of 1873. Foreclosure was threatened.

A push was made to raise the money. The final $1,500 came during the 1881 Thanksgiving day. That prompted M.S. Hitchcock to stand in his pew, toss his hat into the air and shout, “Praise the Lord!”

Jackson’s third, and present, “church on Main Street” followed World War I. Frederick Spence became pastor in 1919 and challenged the congregation to shift from a once-a-week gathering place to a seven-day-a-week influence in the community.

Ultimately, the congregation decided to enlarge and remodel the existing church. So in mid-summer 1921, the last services were held in the old church. For more than a year, Sunday services were held in the Masonic Temple and weekly prayer meetings in the Congregational Church.

On Oct. 8, 1922, the new building was dedicated with a full week of activities, including tours, a banquet, an organ recital, a community singing night and a movie showing.

The mortgage was paid off in 1944.

The ‘Dimond legacy’

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of one of Jackson’s United Methodist congregations — Brookside, whose edifice stands on high ground at 4000 Francis St.

The church, under Pastor Chad Parmalee, is celebrating Sunday.

Five decades ago, on Aug. 20, 1961, two Methodist congregations — Moore Street and Vandercook Methodist churches — held their first worship service in the Francis Street building.

But to a historian, this anniversary has firm roots in the last quarter of the 19th century. It is a direct result of the ministry of Jackson’s First United Methodist Church, the “church on Main Street.”

In the late 1870s, First Church was enriched by the evangelistic fervor of a layman, George Dimond. By day, he worked for the Michigan Central Railroad; by night, he was a tireless follower of Christ.

Under the authority of First Methodist, Dimond planted five mission churches between 1877 and 1895. They were Cooper Street (1877), Calvary and Haven (both in 1893), Dimond (1894) and Greenwood (1895).

Brookside’s earliest roots stem from the 1894 Dimond Mission, which eventually became Moore Street Methodist in 1951. By that line of its history, the church is 107 years old.

The other side of its lineage stems from efforts by some Vandercook Lake women to form a mission Sunday school in 1922. Under the sponsorship of First Methodist, services were held in a cottage at Hague Park. Two lots were purchased at McDevitt and Harriman, and a building was completed in 1924.

Three decades later, in 1954, pastors of the Vandercook and Moore Street congregations began discussing a possible merger. The congregations soon voted to merge, with Rev. Kendall Cowing pastoring both churches.

Eleven acres were purchased that same year at Francis Street and Probert Road. According to a church history, “In October (1954), the name ‘Brookside’ Methodist Church was chosen for two reasons: A sizable brook flowed along the south edge of the property, and Brookside was to be a place where the thirsty could come and find the Water of Life, Jesus, the Giver of Real Life.”

Eventually, funds were raised to begin construction, which began in the fall of 1960. The first service was Aug. 20, 1961.

Thus, Brookside enjoys the distinction of two rich traditions — one initiated by a zealous layman, the other by almost two dozen lay women. Both are part of the legacy of “the church on Main Street” and a horse-borne preacher named Elijah Pilcher.

Tidbits

• On Oct. 13, 1831, circuit-riding preacher Elijah Pilcher concluded he had encountered the worst roads one could travel. At that time there was a log bridge across the Grand River. It was approached on a causeway of logs. While crossing the structure, Pilcher’s horse lost its balance on the logs. The animal ended up in the river, forcing Pilcher into heroic efforts to get the steed back onto solid ground.

• Frederick Spence, pastor of Jackson’s First United Methodist Church from 1919 to 1943, oversaw construction of the third building. On May 5, 1943, a few weeks after he and Mrs. Spence celebrated 25 years in Jackson, Spence preached his final sermon. His topic was “Lost Leaders.” During the address, he suffered a fatal heart attack.

Adrian College to Honor Rev. Kendall Woodward Cowing

Adrian, Michigan

Adrian College has announced it will award hononary Doctorate degrees June 7 to Dr. Jon Porter acting State Superintendent of public instruction; Herbert Robinson, retired Adrian industrialist; John Van Valkenburg, an official of Huntingdon College in Montegomery, Alabama, and the REV. KENDALL WOODWARD COWING OF FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN.

It is worth mentioning that Joe Woodward Cowing, Kendall's nephew, graduated from Adrian College in May of 1980. 

Adrian College is a modern liberal arts college in Adrian, College.

Founded on the philosophy of Asa Mahan, Adrian College retains its identity as a private, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences related to the United Methodist church. But that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t developed into a recognized leader in the area of education. US News & World Report selected Adrian College as a 'School to Watch' and recognized it as the "#1 Up & Coming Baccalaureate College in the Midwest" in 2009 and 2010. In 2012, Adrian College was selected as a 'Top College in the Midwest'. But our history extends beyond the accolades.

Today’s campus consists of just over 100 acres, over 20 academic and service buildings and 11 residence halls, plus apartments and themed housing.

A Modern Liberal Arts Education

A private, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences related to the United Methodist Church, Adrian College is a traditional four-year residential institution offering a focused undergraduate education with an advanced 4+1 Master's program. The College offers 40 majors and pre-professional programs, 22 varsity sports, and seven institutes dedicated to a diverse and personalized approach to education. Adrian College features state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes, and an innovative approach to the academic and personal growth of its students.

In recent years, the College has experienced momentous growth garnering national recognition. In its 2012 edition of America’s Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked Adrian College as Regional Top Baccalaureate College in the Midwest, also recognizing the institution as a “Least Debt Load College” for the second consecutive year. Adrian College is located in Southeast Michigan, about 45 minutes from Ann Arbor and Toledo.

Ancestors of Kendall Woodward Cowing Gen 1 & 2

Dresden Mills, Maine

Who are we? Where did we come from? To answer these questions and as a tribute to Kendall who loved family stories, History, And Genealogy as well as the "Family Weenie Roasts" I have included the following information.

Prepared and respectfully submitted by: Joe Woodward Cowing

Ancestors of Kendall Woodward Cowing 

Generation 1 

1.              Kendall Woodward Cowing, son of Earl Bixby Cowing and Elsie Viola Woodward was born on 16Dec 1928 in Mt. Clemens, Macomb, Michigan, USA. He married Della Van House on 06 Sep 1950 in Roseville, Macomb, Michigan, USA. She was born on 07 Feb 1931 (Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan). He married Della Van House on 06 Sep 1950 (, Roseville, Macomb County, Michigan,). 

Generation 2 

2.              Earl Bixby Cowing, son of Charles Albe Cowing and Mary Abbie Bixby was born on 03 Aug 1895in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. He died on 01 Jul 1968 in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, USA. He married Elsie Viola Woodward, daughter of Lester Woodward and Viola Bernica Weeks on 05 Jul 1923 (, Meredith, Belknap County, New Hampshire,). 

3.              Elsie Viola Woodward, daughter of Lester Woodward and Viola Bernica Weeks was born on 19May 1899 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. She died on 15 Oct 1988 in Roseville, Macomb, Michigan, USA.  

Per their marriage certificate, they were married by Claude M. Calvert, Justice of the Peace. Earl was age 27, and Elsie was age 24.

Elsie Viola Woodward and Earl Bixby Cowing had the following children: 

i.          Donald Earl Cowing Sr., son of Earl Bixby Cowing and Elsie Viola Woodward was born on 09 Jul 1927 (Mt. Clemens, Macomb, Michigan, USA). He died on 20 Nov 2003 in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, USA. He married Betty Boughton in 1948. She was born about 1928 in Michigan, USA. He married Betty Mayo in 1978.   

1.                  ii. Kendall Woodward Cowing, son of Earl Bixby Cowing and Elsie Viola Woodwardwas born on 16 Dec 1928 in Mt. Clemens, Macomb, Michigan, USA. He married Della Van House on 06 Sep 1950 in Roseville, Macomb, Michigan, USA. She was born on 07 Feb 1931 (Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan). He married Della Van House on 06 Sep 1950 (, Roseville, Macomb County, Michigan,). She was born about 1952. 

iii.       Joe Wilbur Cowing, son of Earl Bixby Cowing and Elsie Viola Woodward was born on 18 Dec 1932 (Mt. Clemens, Macomb, Michigan, USA). He married Donna Mae Leonard, daughter of Earl Dean Leonard and Pauline Mae Harden on 05 Apr 1957 in Iowa. She was born on 24 Oct 1936 (Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa). He married an unknown spouse on 05 Apr 1957 (Adel, Iowa,). 

Ancestors of Kendall Woodward Cowing Gen 3

Dresden Mills, Maine

 

 

Generation 3 

4.              Charles Albe Cowing, son of Charles Wesley Cowen and Jane Harris was born on 29 Aug 1852 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA. He died on 14 Dec 1922 in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. He married Mary Abbie Bixby, daughter of Daniel Hiram Bixby and Huldah P. Smith on 15 Nov 1884 in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA.   

5.              Mary Abbie Bixby, daughter of Daniel Hiram Bixby and Huldah P. Smith was born on 25 May 1860 in West Topsham, Orange, Vermont, USA. She died on 22 Jul 1949 in Laconia, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA.   

Notes for Charles Albe Cowing: 

Charles first wife was Fannie M. Staples. Born July 1853, Died Nov. 9, 1881. Buried in Meredith, New Hampshire. He was a mechanic. 

He was 70 years, 3 months, 16 days old when he died.    

Notes for Mary Abbie Bixby: 

Letter from Kendall W. Cowing, March, 2006 

She would say to her grandchildren, "Now remember that your "Gram" was born in the shadow of the Green Mountains!" One of her favorite recitations began, "Now Ichabod Green was a green country lad, and he came from the Green Mountain State ....." 

Mary Abbie Bixby was born into a family that has been largely male for over 100 years. She was the only daughter of Danile Hiram Bixby and Huldah Smith Bixby. Shed had four brothers. When she was five years old the family moved to Meredith, New Hampshire. Chesley Bixby, quoted Uncle Will Bixby as saying, "It was the Smiths who had the brains in the family." (The Meredith Library is designated as the Smith Memorial Library and was probably endowed by them.) 

Mary Abbie (Bixby) Cowing lived a fulfilling and complete life. She raised a family of three boys, (Eugene, Charles, and Earl) in Meredith and built an enviable record of service to individuals and families throughout the community. She played an active role in civic affairs and was much in demand for programs and social affairs. She and my father (Earl B.) had a very close relationship which he expressed eloquently in his poetry across the years. 

Mary Abbie (the only Bixby woman of her generation) provided warmth and strength to the bonding of the Bixby family including nursing and household assistance when needed. While the Bixby men (William, George, Carl, Chesley, and Henry) labored to achieve success in the arenas of business and community service on boards and organizations ......they were (and are) supported by the strong women they chose to share their life and career with. Chesley often spoke of "Aunt Abbie" with respect and affection .... reflecting on the many ways she shared and influenced the Bixby families. 

Truly, "The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world"! 

Mary Abbie Bixby and Charles Albe Cowing had the following children: 

i.          William Eugene Cowing, son of Charles Albe Cowing and Mary Abbie Bixby was born on 01 Jan 1889 in Laconia, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. He died on 26 Jan 1958 in Laconia, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. He married Editha V. Kennedy on 04 Mar 1921. She was born in 1894. She died in 1988 (New Jersey).  He was a Tool & Die Maker, and he also sold things.    

ii.         Charles Irving Cowing Sr., son of Charles Albe Cowing and Mary Abbie Bixby was born on 21 Nov 1892 in Laconia, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. He died on 11 Jul 1965 in Laconia, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. He married Katherine Evelyne Collard on 07 Apr 1926 in Laconia, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. She was born on 28 Nov 1903 in Laconia, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. She died on 03 Jun 1974 in Gilford, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. 

Notes for Charles Irving Cowing Sr.: 

Per his Marriage certificate, he was a Merchant.   

Notes for Katherine Evelyne Collard:   

Per her marriage certificate, she was a spinner.  

2.                  iii. Earl Bixby Cowing, son of Charles Albe Cowing and Mary Abbie Bixby was born on 03 Aug 1895 in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. He died on 01 Jul 1968 in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, USA. He married Elsie Viola Woodward, daughter of Lester Woodward and Viola Bernica Weeks on 05 Jul 1923 (, Meredith, Belknap County, New Hampshire,). She was born on 19 May 1899 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. She died on 15 Oct 1988 in Roseville, Macomb, Michigan, USA. 

6.              Lester Woodward, son of Gilbert Alanson Woodward and Eunice C. Perkins was born on 05 Apr 1860 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. He died on 04 Mar 1937 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. He married Viola Bernica Weeks, daughter of Louis Frederick Cavalier Weeks and Catherine Houdlette on 19 Jan 1885 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA.   

7.              Viola Bernica Weeks, daughter of Louis Frederick Cavalier Weeks and Catherine Houdlette was born on 17 Apr 1864 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. She died on 14 Oct 1945 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA.  

Viola Bernica Weeks and Lester Woodward had the following children: 

i.          Louis Burton Woodward, son of Lester Woodward and Viola Bernica Weeks was born on 18 Jun 1886 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. He died on 07 Feb 1965. He married Edna Leavitt. She was born on 14 Aug 1890. She died on 17 Mar 1992. He married an unknown spouse on 21 Jun 1916 (, Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine,).   

Notes for Louis Burton Woodward:   

General Catalogue of Bates College and Cobb Divinity School, 1863-1915 

Louis Burton Woodward, b. 18 June, 1886, Dresden Mills, Me. Son of Lester and Viola B. (Weekes) Woodward. Prin., High Sch., Richmond, Me., 1909-12. Harvard Law Sch., 1912-13. Inst. in Science and Agriculture, State Normal Sch., Gorham, Me., 1913- .  

WOODWARD HALL The building of this Hall in 1955 kicked off a flurry of construction on the Gorham Campus, which lasted through 1970. Woodward Hall was the first dormitory for men. It was named for Louis B. Woodward, who taught natural and social sciences at Gorham from 1913 to 1955, and also served as Vice Principal from 1935 to his retirement.  

Louis Burton Woodward, b. 18 June, 1886, Dresden Mills, Me. Son of Lester and Viola B. (Weekes) Woodward. Prin., High Sch., Richmond, Me., 1909-12. Harvard Law Sch., 1912-13. Inst. in Science and Agriculture, State Normal Sch., Gorham, Me., 1913- .  

ii.         Bernice Woodward, daughter of Lester Woodward and Viola Bernica Weeks was born on 18 Apr 1888 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. She died on 14 Mar 1950 (, Pittsfield, , Maine,). She married Vincent James Jack Shevlin. He was born on 07 Apr 1886 (Massachusetts). He died on 23 Mar 1931. She married an unknown spouse on 09 Jan 1918 (, Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine,).   

iii.       Dorr Woodward, son of Lester Woodward and Viola Bernica Weeks was born on 14 Apr 1890 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. He died on 19 Mar 1958 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. He married an unknown spouse on 30 Jul 1918 (, Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine,).   

iv.        Roxie De Anna Woodward, daughter of Lester Woodward and Viola Bernica Weeks was born on 07 Mar 1895 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. She died in Mar 1974 in Kirtland Hills, Lake, Ohio. She married Albert Burnham Harvey Jr., son of Albert Burnham Harvey Sr. on 08 Aug 1917 (Bangor, Maine). He was born on 18 Jan 1892 (Dover-Foxcroft, Maine). She married an unknown spouse on 08 Aug 1917. 

Notes for Albert Burnham Harvey Jr.:Cleaveland heights, Ohio Principal of Roosevelt Junior High School  

v.        Hazel Woodward, daughter of Lester Woodward and Viola Bernica Weeks was born in 1895 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA.   

vi.       Charles Estienne Woodward, son of Lester Woodward and Viola Bernica Weeks was born in 1897 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. He died on 09 Nov 1971 (, , , Michigan,). He married an unknown spouse on 08 Jul 1926.   

Notes for Charles Estienne Woodward: They had no children. 

They once lived at 1900 N.E. 21 Mile Road, Route Two, Cedar Springs, Michigan 49319  

vii.      Altena Woodward, daughter of Lester Woodward and Viola Bernica Weeks was born on 20 Feb 1901 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. She died on 16 Apr 1987 (Westfield, Union County, New Jersey). She married an unknown spouse on 26 Dec 1928 (, Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine,).   

Birth Date: 20 Feb 1901 Death Date: 16 Apr 1987  

viii.    Kenneth Woodward, son of Lester Woodward and Viola Bernica Weeks was born on 22 Sep 1903 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. He died in Mar 1978 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. He married Helen.   

Notes for Kenneth Woodward: Dresden Conservation Commission   

Three Commission members serve as trustees of the Kenneth and Helen Woodward Memorial Fund. The Fund supports environmental and conservation projects in Dresden that educate and inform residents on natural resources and related issues.  

3.                  ix. Elsie Viola Woodward, daughter of Lester Woodward and Viola Bernica Weeks was born on 19 May 1899 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. She died on 15 Oct 1988 in Roseville, Macomb, Michigan, USA. She married Earl Bixby Cowing, son of Charles Albe Cowing and Mary Abbie Bixby on 05 Jul 1923 (, Meredith, Belknap County, New Hampshire,). He was born on 03 Aug 1895 in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. He died on 01 Jul 1968 in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, USA.

Ancestors of Kendall Woodward Cowing Gen 4a

Dresden Mills, Maine

 

 

Generation 4 

8.              Charles Wesley Cowen, son of Charles Cowing and Clarissa C. Barrett was born on 30 Jan 1829 in Bradford, Orange, Vermont, USA. He died on 13 Jan 1902 in Whitefield, Coos, New Hampshire, USA. He married Jane Harris about 1850.   

9.              Jane Harris was born on 01 May 1829 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA.   

 

Per his son's marriage certificate, he was a Lumberman at that time. Charles W. Cowing found in: Veterans' Schedules - U.S. Selected States, 1890 Military Records State: New Hampshire  

County:  Grafton Co.

Location: Littleton Enumeration District 96 Microfilm Page: 2

COWEN, CHARLES State: NH Year: 1830

County: Coos County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule Township: Whitefield Page: 336

Database: NH 1830 Federal Census Index 

COWEN, CHARLES W. 

State: NH Year: 1860 

County: Coos County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule Township: Whitefield Page: 954

Database: NH 1860 Federal Census Index

History of Littleton, New Hampshire, Page 695

COWEN, CHARLES W., substitute, son of Wesley and Cordelia,

born Bath, March 29, 1847; enl. May 30, 1864, Co. K, 6 N. H. Inf. for three years to the credit of Swanzey; must, in as Priv.; must, out July 17, 1865. Res. in Littleton since 1870. 

Sources: http://www.geocities.com/nh_heritage/Genealogy/11.html Fourth New Hampshire 

Regimental Genealogy Page 

Field & Staff 

Thomas J. Whipple  Colonel 

Louis Bell  Lieutenant Colonel 

Company B 

Charles Cowen  Private

Charles W Cowen, Lyman, Priv 18, 5/30/64

4th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Mustered September 20, 1861 In Manchester Mustered Out August 23, 1965

3 Year Commission

Name, Residence, Rank Age, Enlistment Date

Hiram Cowen, Greenland, Priv 41, 8/29/62

Orrin B Cowing, Priv 18, 8/17/62

Total Men: 1,759

Casualties (Killed or Mortal Wound): 95

Deaths: 185

Organization:Organized at Manchester and mustered in September 18, 1861. Moved to Washington, D.C., September 27-30; thence to Annapolis, Md., October 9. Attached to Casey's Provisional Brigade, Army of the Potomac, October, 1861. Wright's 3rd Brigade, Sherman's South Carolina Expeditionary Corps to March, 1862. District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to September, 1862. Brannan's Brigade, District of Beaufort, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1863. United States Forces, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, United States Forces, Folly Island, S.C., to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps, July, 1863. 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., to January, 1864. District of Beaufort, S.C., to February, 1864. Foster's Brigade, Dodge's Division, District of Florida, February, 1864. District of Beaufort, S.C., to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Corps, to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to August, 1865. 

The 4th was involved in 16 engagements.

The highest casualties came at Mine Explosion, Petersburg -13.

"...I pray that our heavenly father may asswage the anguish of your bereavement

and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom..." 

- Abraham Lincoln in a letter to Miss Bixby of Boston 

Expedition to Port Royal, S.C., October 21-November 7, 1861. Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor, November 7. Duty at Hilton Head, S.C., until January 21, 1862. Expedition to Florida January 21-March 2. Occupation of Fernandina, Fla., March 5. Occupation of Jacksonville, Fla., March 12 to April 8 (Cos. "E" and "F," Provost duty at Fernandina until April.) Regiment moved from Jacksonville to St. Augustine, Fla., April 9, and garrison duty there until September 6. (Cos. "B," "H" and "K" moved to James Island, S.C., June 8. Action on James Island June 10. Moved to Beaufort, S.C., June 12, and duty there until April, 1863.) Regiment moved from St., Augustine, Fla., to Beaufort, S.C., September 6, 1862, and duty there until April, 1863. Expedition to Pocotaligo, S.C., October 21-23, 1862. Action at Caston and Frampton's Plantations, Pocotaligo, October 22. Expedition against Charleston April 4-11, 1863. Expedition to North Edisto River April 17-28. Moved to Folly Island, S.C., April 29, and siege operations against Morris Island until July. Expedition to James Island July 9-16. Secessionville July 16. Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S.C., and against Fort Sumter and Charleston until January, 1864. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7, 1863. Moved to Beaufort, S.C., January 17. Expedition to Whitmarsh Island February 20-22, 1864. Moved to Jacksonville, Fla., February 23, and return to Beaufort, S.C., February 26. Veterans on furlough March-April. Non-Veterans at Beaufort until April 12, then ordered to Gloucester Point, Va. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-27. Capture of Bermuda Hundred and City Point May 5. Chester Station May 6-7. Swift Creek (or Arrowfield Church) May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Drewry's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-27. Moved to White House Landing, thence to Cold Harbor May 27-June 1. Battles of Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16 to December 7. Duty in trenches before Petersburg June 23 to July 30. Mine Explosion July 30. Demonstration north of James River August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Bermuda Hundred August 24-25. Duty in trenches before Petersburg until September 25. (Non-Veterans mustered out September 18, 1864.) New Market Heights, Chaffin's Farm, September 28-30. Duty on north side of the James, operating against Richmond, until December 7. Fair Oaks October 27-28. Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., December 7-27. 2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher January 7-15, 1865. Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January 15. Sugar Loaf Battery February 11. Fort Anderson February 18. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro

March 6-21. Guard Railroad from Little Washington to Goldsboro until August. Mustered out August 23, 1865. 

Jane Harris and Charles Wesley Cowen had the following children:

4.                  i.     Charles Albe Cowing, son of Charles Wesley Cowen and Jane Harris was born on 29  Aug 1852 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA. He died on 14 Dec 1922 in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. He married Mary Abbie Bixby, daughter of Daniel Hiram Bixby and Huldah P. Smith on 15 Nov 1884 in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. She was born on 25 May 1860 in West Topsham, Orange, Vermont, USA. She died on 22 Jul 1949 in Laconia, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. He married Fanny M. Staples on 25 Nov 1880 (Alton, New Hampshire). She was born on 01 Jan 1853 (Dover, New Hampshire). She died on 11 Sep 1881 in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. 

iii.        Abbia B. Cowing, daughter of Charles Wesley Cowen and Jane Harris was born on   

9     Aug 1854 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA. She married John T. Taylor in 1884. He was born about 1852.   

iii.       William H. Cowing, son of Charles Wesley Cowen and Jane Harris was born on 15 Jul 1861 in Whitefield, Coos, New Hampshire, USA. He died on 25 Dec 1927.   

iv.       Eugene Cowing, son of Charles Wesley Cowen and Jane Harris was born on 30 Jul 1868 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA. He died on 15 Oct 1888 in Whitefield, Coos, New Hampshire, USA.   

v.        Hattie Cowing, daughter of Charles Wesley Cowen and Jane Harris was born about 1870. 

10.           Daniel Hiram Bixby, son of Jonathan Bixby and Sally Hood was born on 20 Aug 1828 (Fayeston, Orange County, Vermont). He died on 04 Feb 1903 in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. He married Huldah P. Smith, daughter of John Smith V and Mary Polly Mudgett about 1853 (New Hampshire).

Ancestors of Kendall Woodward Cowing Gen 4b

Dresden Mills, Maine

11.           Huldah P. Smith, daughter of John Smith V and Mary Polly Mudgett was born on 09 Aug 1829 in Center Harbor, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. She died on 30 May 1915 in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA.   

She was 85 years, 9 months, 21 days old when she died. 

She is buried in the Swazey yard, Meredith, New Hampshire.

Huldah P. Smith and Daniel Hiram Bixby had the following children: 

i.          John F. Bixby, son of Daniel Hiram Bixby and Huldah P. Smith was born in 1853 in West Topsham, Orange, Vermont, USA. He died in 1854 in West Topsham, Orange, Vermont, USA.   

ii.         William E. Bixby, son of Daniel Hiram Bixby and Huldah P. Smith was born about 1862 (West Topsham, Orange, Vermont).   

iii.       George Henry Bixby, son of Daniel Hiram Bixby and Huldah P. Smith was born on 20 Sep 1863 in West Topsham, Orange, Vermont, USA. He died about 1924. He married Grace Hill. She was born about 1867. She died in Died young.. He married Evelyn A. Chesley on 30 Aug 1899. She was born about 1865. 

iv.        Carl Smith Bixby, son of Daniel Hiram Bixby and Huldah P. Smith was born on 25 Apr 1872 in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. He died on 29 Aug 1934. 

5.                  v. Mary Abbie Bixby, daughter of Daniel Hiram Bixby and Huldah P. Smith was born on 25 May 1860 in West Topsham, Orange, Vermont, USA. She died on 22 Jul 1949 in Laconia, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. She married Charles Albe Cowing, son of Charles Wesley Cowen and Jane Harris on 15 Nov 1884 in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. He was born on 29 Aug 1852 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA. He died on 14 Dec 1922 in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA.   

12.           Gilbert Alanson Woodward, son of Levi Woodward and Mary Polly Muzzey was born on 09 Jan 1826 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. He died on 07 Apr 1888 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. He married Eunice C. Perkins on 01 Jun 1848 (, Winthrop, Kennebec County, Maine,). 

13.           Eunice C. Perkins was born on 24 Nov 1828 in Winthrop, Maine. She died on 06 Jun 1891 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. 

Eunice C. Perkins and Gilbert Alanson Woodward had the following children: 

i.          Ella Francis Woodward, daughter of Gilbert Alanson Woodward and Eunice C. Perkins was born on 31 May 1850 (Bridgewater, Maine). She died on 04 Jan 1899 (South Gardiner, Maine). She married John Warner Eastman on 21 Dec 1870 (South Gardiner, Maine). He was born on 09 Jul 1835 (South Gardiner, Maine). He died on 04 Jan 1900 (South Gardiner, Maine). She married an unknown spouse on 21 Dec 1870 (, South Gardiner, , Maine,).

ii.         Hattie A. Woodward, daughter of Gilbert Alanson Woodward and Eunice C. Perkins was born on 28 Dec 1858 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. She died in 1945.   

HATTIE A. WOODWARD, Dresden Mills, Me. 

Had attended the Seminary at Kent's Hill two terms, and taught 101 weeks before entering the Normal. Taught, during her course, twenty weeks ; since graduation, taught part of a term at Solon, when she was elected Vacancy Officer in the State Industrial School in Lancaster, Mass., where she now is. Is taking the Chautauqua Course. Lancaster, Mass., or Dresden Mills, Me. 

6.                  iii. Lester Woodward, son of Gilbert Alanson Woodward and Eunice C. Perkins was born on 05 Apr 1860 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. He died on 04 Mar 1937 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. He married Viola Bernica Weeks, daughter of Louis Frederick Cavalier Weeks and Catherine Houdlette on 19 Jan 1885 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. She was born on 17 Apr 1864 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. She died on 14 Oct 1945 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. He married an unknown spouse on 19 Jan 1885 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. 

iv.       Charles A. Woodward, son of Gilbert Alanson Woodward and Eunice C. Perkins was born about 1864 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA.   

v.        Lura G. Woodward, daughter of Gilbert Alanson Woodward and Eunice C. Perkins was born in 1867 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. 

14.           Louis Frederick Cavalier Weeks, son of Obed Weeks and Louise Houdlette was born on 13 Dec 1836 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. He married Catherine Houdlette, daughter of William Houdlette and Jane Bickford on 11 Dec 1862 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA.   

15.           Catherine Houdlette, daughter of William Houdlette and Jane Bickford was born on 23 Apr 1838 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA.   

Catherine Houdlette and Louis Frederick Cavalier Weeks had the following children:   

7.                  i.     Viola Bernica Weeks, daughter of Louis Frederick Cavalier Weeks and Catherine Houdlette was born on 17 Apr 1864 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. She died on 14 Oct 1945 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. She married Lester Woodward, son of Gilbert Alanson Woodward and Eunice C. Perkins on 19 Jan 1885 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. He was born on 05 Apr 1860 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. He died on 04 Mar 1937 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA.

ii.         Altena H. Weeks, daughter of Louis Frederick Cavalier Weeks and Catherine Houdlette was born in 1869. She married Linwood H. Dorr on 07 Jun 1891 in Dresden, Lincoln, Maine, USA. 

Notes for Altena H. Weeks:   

Children of Catherine & Louis Weekes (William>Louis>Louis>Charles) 

1.   Viola B. Weekes; married Lester Woodward (THF); children: Louis, Bernice, Dorr, Hasel, Roxie, Charles, Elsie, Altena & Kenneth.. 

2.   Altena H. Weekes; married on 7 Jun 1891 in Dresden ME (LDS) to Linwood H. Dorr (THF), see note box below.

Children of Jasper & Emily A. Carlton

1.  Nola Houdlette (THF)

Notes for Linwood H. Dorr:

Notes on Linwood Dorr (husband of Altena Weeks) 

"Dr. Linwood H. Dorr was born in Gardiner and graduated from the University of Vermont Medical School. He came to Dresden in 1890 and maintained his practice here until very shortly before his death on July 13, 1940." (AHD, pg 99, includes a picture) 

"Dr. Linwood H. Dorr was born in Gardiner Maine, December 30, 1866, and came to Dresden, in 1890. He attended the Gardiner schools, fitting for college at the high school. Entered Bates College, where he remained for two years, then entered the Medical School of the University of Vermont,at Burlington from which he graduated in 1889. Began his practice in Dresden, where he has had success. He married Altena Weeks, and lives at Dresden Mills village." (HOD, pg 720)

Ancestors of Kendall Woodward Cowing Gen 5A

Dresden Mills, Maine

Generation 5 

16.           Charles Cowing, son of Zachariah Cowen Sr. and Zeruiah Streeter was born on 19 Nov 1797 in Lyman, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA. He died on 23 May 1869 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA. He married Clarissa C. Barrett, daughter of Lemuel Barrett and Anna Chase on 09 May 1816 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA.   

17.           Clarissa C. Barrett, daughter of Lemuel Barrett and Anna Chase was born on 02 Nov 1801 in Vershire, Orange, Vermont, USA. She died on 27 Feb 1877 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA.   

Notes for Charles Cowing: BIR-MAR: Archive Record.   

BIR-MAR-DTH: New Hampsire history; p. 173-5; FHL book 974.2 D2s; vol. 4. This says he was born 19 Nov 1796; he was a Methodist minister; It gives a lot of dates and places for his ministry in VT & NH. Name was spelled Cowan here.   

BIR: NH Index to births; FHL film # 1,000,492. Says he is 2nd child of Zachariah Cowing; father's birth place was Lyman, NH. Name is Charles Cowing.

BIR-MAR-DTH: Cowen Family by Hazel Pickwick. It lists the places he was appointed to preach. Last RESIDENDE: Lyman. Died at home of his son George. BURIAL: in the cemetery at Lisbon Village. 

BIR: letter written by William F. Cowen in 1900, says in the handwriting of Zachariah Cowen the birth date of Charles is 19 Nov 1796. 

BIR: Lyman, Grafton, NH Town Records; FHL film 15,212; p. 358; A record of Zech'h Cowing's children, David Cowing born 6 Feb 1795, Charles Cowing born 19 Nov 1796, Hannah Cowing born 28 Jan 1799, Zechriah Cowing born 31 Mar 1801. 

HISTORY OF CANAAN 

CANAAN CIRCUIT. 

THE METHODIST CHURCH 

Canaan, New Hampshire 

1840 Charles Cowing

Subject: Re: Historical Sketches of Lyman - by EB Hoskins - published by Charles F. Hi...

OK , here is Charles COWEN page 62-63 and top of pg 64. in the book "Historical Sketches of LYMAN" New Hampshire by E.B. Hoskins Published in Lisbon NH 1903 

The Charles COWEN was born in Lyman, Nov 19, 1797 and received his education in the common schools of his native town. In the early life he worked 8 years on a farm for Mr. HUTCHINS of Bath, probably one of the merchants in upper Bath Village. He married Clarissa BARRETT of Vershire, VT and reared a family of 10 children, namely: Silas, Lucinda, MAry, Abigail, Ezra, Charles Wesley, Susan, William, George W., and Orrin B. Mr COWEN became converted in 1818,and at once began to prepare himself to preach the Gospel. He received a licence to preach in 1827, and was received into the N.E. Methodist Conference in 1828. His first circuit in 1828-9 was one hundred miles in extent, and occupied three weeks of his time making the round of appointments. He labored in various towns in NH and VT until 1840,when owing to ill health, he retired to his farm near COWEN'S pond in Lyman, where he remained three years. In 1843 he moved to Lisbon and again took up his pastoral duties which he continued until 1851,when he became superannuated and returned to Lyman, locating in the pond district. During his ministry he officiated at over 600 funerals. He was highly esteemed as a man and a minister,and reppresented the town of Lisbon in the state Legislature in the years 18846-47. The Rev Charles COWEN was a man far advanced of his time,,,. His ideas were broad and liberal,and his teaching was always kindness and love. He died in Lyman,at the home of his son, George W. May 23, 1869 and was buried in the cemetery at Lisbon village. His wife died Feb 27, 1877 at the age of 77 years.

My grandmother Lena Burt, married Frank Sanborn, her father, Henry Irving BURT married Adelaid CHASE. Herny's father Jerome BURT married Arvilla STICKNEY, Arvilla's sister married William F. COWEN in 1859 they are buried in the Glenwood Cemetery in Lebanon, NH. 

The friends to my grandparents wer Carl A COWEN b abt 1868 and he married Lydia L and they had a son named Frank G. COWEN b abt 1902. I remember this Frank he lived in Lebanon . So it was not Bill COWEN it was Carl COWEN who had a son Frank . Carl could have been a son of William COWEN, not sure..

Notes for Clarissa C. Barrett: 

MAR-DTH: Cowen Family by Hazel Pickwick. Clarisa Barrett, dau . of Lemuel Barrett of Vershire, Vt. Died age 76. 

NOTE: I cannot find a Vershire, New Hampshire, but there is a Vershire, Orange, Vermont. 

Clarissa C. Barrett and Charles Cowing had the following children: 

i.          Silas Cowing, son of Charles Cowing and Clarissa C. Barrett was born on 05 Dec 1817 (Landaff, Grafton County, New Hampshire). He died on 18 Oct 1896 (Guild, New Hampshire). He married Mialma Young on 06 Jan 1841 (Lyman, New Hampshire). She was born in Mar 1821. She died on 25 Nov 1896. 

Notes for Silas Cowing: 

IR-MAR-DTH: New Hampsire history; p. 173-5; FHL book 974.2 D2s ; vol. 4. He was the eldest child. Name was spelled Cowan here. Born Lyman. Died Guild, NH 18 Oct 1896.   

BIR: Cowen Family by Hazel Pickwick. Born Landaff. Died Newport , NH 18 Oct 1890. 

     Lucinda Cowing, daughter of Charles Cowing and Clarissa C. Barrett was born on 01 Feb 1821 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA. She died in 1821. 

iii.       Abigail Cowing, daughter of Charles Cowing and Clarissa C. Barrett was born on 20 Jun 1825 in Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA. She married Alfred Lewis on 18 Feb 1844. He was born about 1820. 

iv.        Ezra B. Cowing, son of Charles Cowing and Clarissa C. Barrett was born on 30 Mar 1826 in Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA. He died on 22 Jun 1890 in Whitefield, Coos, New Hampshire, USA. He married Emily B.Turner on 19 Sep 1847. She was born about 1828 (Newbury, Orange County, New York). She died on 14 Jul 1902. 

Notes for Ezra B. Cowing:  He lived in Lisbon, St. Johnsbury, VT, and Whitefield.

Burial: Pine Street Cemetery Whitefield 

Coos County New Hampshire, USA

Notes for Emily B.Turner: BIR-MAR: Cowen Family by Hazel Pickwick.

8.                  v. Charles Wesley Cowen, son of Charles Cowing and Clarissa C. Barrett was born on 30 Jan 1829 in Bradford, Orange, Vermont, USA. He died on 13 Jan 1902 in Whitefield, Coos, New Hampshire, USA. He married Jane Harris about 1850. She was born on 01 May 1829 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA.

 vi.       Susan Cowing, daughter of Charles Cowing and Clarissa C. Barrett was born on 01 Oct 1833 in Bradford, Orange, Vermont, USA. She died on 31 Jul 1835.   

vii.      William Frank Cowing, son of Charles Cowing and Clarissa C. Barrett was born on 09 Sep 1838 (Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont). He died in 1907 (Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire). He married Arvesta M. Stickney on 03 Dec 1859 (Littleton, New Hampshire). She was born in Apr 1840 in Lyman, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA.

 BIR-MAR: Cowen Family by Hazel Pickwick. Enlisted in Civil War from Lyman, 7 Aug 1862 in Co. H, 9th NH Vol. Inft.; wounded at South Mountain, MD 14 Sep 1862; discharged for disability 24 O ct 1862. Resided in Lebanon, NH. CONFLICT: according to these dates, 2 sons were born before their marriage. 

HISTORY: copy of a letter with the heading "A Letter from Mother's Cousin Frank Cowen from Lebanon, NH 15 Sep 1900"; a copy of this was sent to me by Jean Burkhardt Berry in Dec 1998. My dear Cousin Ellen,...Now for answers to some of your questions, and the first was as I remember what was our nationality? I am SURE that my great grandfather Cowen came from Scotland and settled in New Ipswich, Massachusetts. Was employed in the Navy, and was supposed to have been captured by pirates as they often in those days of the long ago troubled our seaport towns. At least he went to his work as usual on Monday morn and did not return on Saturday as was his custom. And nothing was ever known of him afterwards, and it was learned that a piratical craft was in port that time, and it was supposed that he was taken and carried off. Of course his disappearence obliged the breaking up of his family, and the separating of his children. And my Grandfather Zachariah Cowen which was your great grandfather was taken by a man named Hurd. and brot up to manhood in the Northern part of New Hampshire where he lived and died and there raised his family of thirteen children. Their names and date of birth I will send you with this letter. And when you read the list, just remember that the copy is from your Great Grandfather's own hand writing. He was a fine scholar in his day. Taught school for several years in winter' also was a teacher of vocal music. And was rated as a fine singer in those early days. He was a self- educated man. I once owned the farm among the hills of New Hampshire where he lived for years and where he died. He invented the first hand machine for making rope from flax ever made in Grafton County, N. H. It was said that he was the most skilled carpenter in all the country known as North New Hampshire. As regards any connection with Revolutinary war, none on the Cowen side took part as far as I am able to learn. But my Grandfather and Great Grandfather on my mother's side were both in in the war of the Revolution. Their graves are over the hill not very far from my house. I always pass their resting place when visiting my friends in the more northern sections of our state. I can see their tombstones from the cars as I pass by. ... I will close this by saying that we all join in love to you & yours am as ever your cousin, William F. Cowen, Lebanon, N.H.

 NOTE: Ella Cowen is probably the Ella who is the daughter of Ezra Cowen , brother

to Frank and William F. Cowen.

I have seen him listed as dying in Lincoln, Grafton, New Hampshire

Ancestors of Kendall Woodward Cowing Gen 5B

Dresden Mills, Maine

viii.     George Washington Cowing, son of Charles Cowing and Clarissa C. Barrett was born on 09 Sep 1841 in Lyman, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA. He died in Oct 1909 (Lincoln, New Hampshire). He married Sarah Jane Calhoun, daughter of James Calhoun on 09 Sep 1863 in Lyman, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA. She was born on 10 Feb 1836 (Lyman, Grafton, New Hampshire).

Notes for George Washington Cowing: 

BIR-MAR-DTH: Cowen Family by Hazel Pickwick. Resided in Littleton. Employed in glove shop of Saranac Co. for many years, then in Littleton Lumber Co. until they sold out.

Notes for Sarah Jane Calhoun: 

ix.       Orrin Barrett Cowing, son of Charles Cowing and Clarissa C. Barrett was born on 20 Jul 1843 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA. He died on 22 Oct 1885 in Whitefield, Coos, New Hampshire, USA. He married Maggie Burke on 04 Jul 1865. She was born in 1844. She died (Martinsville). He married Maggie Burke on 04 Jul 1865. She was born about 1845. She died (Martinsville). 

Notes for Orrin Barrett Cowing: 

BIR-MAR-DTH: Cowen Family by Hazel Pickwick. Enlisted in Civil War from Lyman on 17 Aug 1862. Wounded 2 Jun 1864 at Bethseda Church, VA. Discharged 3 Jun 1865. He had no children.

 

Sources: Full Context of American Civil War Soldiers 

Orrin B Cowing 

Residence: Occupation: Service Record:

nlisted as a Private on 17 August 1862 at the age of 18 

Enlisted in Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on 21 August 1862. 

Wounded on 02 June 1864 at Bethesda Church, VA 

Transferred Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on 01 January 1865 

Transfered in Company 187, 1st Bttln Regiment RC on 01 January 1865. Discharged Company 187, 1st Bttln Regiment RC on 03 June 1865 

x.        Mary Cowing, daughter of Charles Cowing and Clarissa C. Barrett was born on 12 May 1823 (Landaff, Grafton County, New Hampshire). She married Edson Smith on 01 May 1842. He was born about 1818.

 xi.       Frank Cowing, son of Charles Cowing and Clarissa C. Barrett was born in 1844 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA. He married Maggie Burke on 04 Jul 1865. She was born in 1844. She died (Martinsville).   

Notes for Frank Cowing:  

HISTORY: letter written by Frank Cowen from Lebanon, NH., to Ella Cowen on 15 Sep 1900; sent to me by Jean Burkhardt Berry in Dec 1998. My dear Cousin Ellen,...Now for answers to some of your questions, and the first was as I remember what was our nationality? I am SURE that my great grandfather Cowen came from Scotland and settled in New Ipswich, Massachusetts. Was employed in the Navy, and was supposed to have been captured by pirates as they often in those days of the long ago troubled our seaport towns.  

 At least he went to his work as usual on Monday morning and did not return on Saturday as was his custom. And nothing was ever known of him afterwards, and it was learned that a piratical craft was in port that time, and it was supposed that he was taken and carried off. Of course his disappearence obliged the breaking up of his family, and the separating of his children. And my Grandfather Zachariah Cowen which was your great grandfather was taken by a man named Hurd. and brought up to manhood in the Northeren part of New Hampshire where he lived and died and there raised his family of thirteen children. 

Their names and date of birth I will send you with this letter. And when you read the list, just remember that the copy is from your Great Grandfather's own hand writing. He was a fine scholar in his day. Taught school for several years in winter' also was a teacher of vocal music. And was rated as a fine singer in those early days. He was a self-educated man. I once owned the farm among the hills of New Hampshire where he lived for years and where he died. 

He invented the first hand machine for making rope from flax ever made in Grafton County, N. H. It was said that he was the most skilled carpenter in all the country known as North New Hampshire. As regards any connection with Revolutinary war, none on the Cowen side took part as far as I am able to learn. But my Grandfather and Great Grandfather on my mother's side were both in in the war of the Revolution.

 Their graves are over the hill not very far from my house. I always pass their resting place when visiting my friends in the more northern sections of our state. I can see their tombstones from the cars as I pass by. ... I will close this by saying that we all join in love to you & yours am as ever your cousin, William F. Cowen, Lebanon, N.H. P.S. Please write me in your next, whether Aunt Elvira Landon is yet living.

 20.           Jonathan Bixby, son of Daniel Bixby Jr. and Dorothy Dolly was born on 09 Jul 1796 (Rockingham, Vermont). He died on 10 Dec 1854 (West Topsham, Vermont). He married Sally Hood on 06 Jan 1818 (Chelsea, Vermont).  

 21.           Sally Hood was born on 30 Oct 1790 (Salem, Massachusetts). She died on 30 Dec 1855. 

Sally Hood and Jonathan Bixby had the following children: 

i.          Emily Rebecca Bixby, daughter of Jonathan Bixby and Sally Hood was born on 13 Jan 1819 (Chelsea, Orange County, Vermont). She died on 17 Jun 1853. She married Eldridge Green. He was born about 1815.  

 ii.         Nathan Freeman Bixby, son of Jonathan Bixby and Sally Hood was born on 29 Mar 1820 (Chelsea, Orange County, Vermont). He died on 03 Apr 1905 in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. He married Mary A. Richardson. She was born about 1824.   

iii.        Sophia Marie Bixby, daughter of Jonathan Bixby and Sally Hood was born on 01 Feb 1822 (Chelsea, Orange County, Vermont). She died on 10 Mar 1877 (Humboldt, Iowa). She married George Washington Lovrien on 01 May 1842 (Lowell, Massachusetts). He was born on 02 Nov 1821 (New Chester (now Hill), New Hampshire). He died on 28 Feb 1854. She married John C. Willey in 1858.   

iv.       Sally Jane Bixby, daughter of Jonathan Bixby and Sally Hood was born on 03 Apr 1824 (Chelsea, Orange County, Vermont). She died on 14 Nov 1894. She married William Cilly. He was born about 1820.

 v.        Mary Antoinette Bixby, daughter of Jonathan Bixby and Sally Hood was born on 19 Oct 1826 (Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont). She married Joseph A. Patten. He was born about 1822.

vi.       Amos Cyren Bixby, son of Jonathan Bixby and Sally Hood was born on 22 Apr 1830 (Fayston, Orange County, Vermont). He married Rhoda F. Bodger. .      Russell Corwin Bixby, son of Jonathan Bixby and Sally Hood was born on 30 Sep 1832 (Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont). He died on 21 May 1882. He married Angeline Sanborn. She was born about 1836.

viii.    Frank Bixby, son of Jonathan Bixby and Sally Hood was born on 19 Apr 1836. x.       Amanda Bixby, daughter of Jonathan Bixby and Sally Hood was born on 01 Apr 1841. She died on 23 Mar 1851.

 10.               x. Daniel Hiram Bixby, son of Jonathan Bixby and Sally Hood was born on 20 Aug 1828 (Fayeston, Orange County, Vermont). He died on 04 Feb 1903 in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. He married Huldah P. Smith, daughter of John Smith V and Mary Polly Mudgett about 1853 (New Hampshire). She was born on 09 Aug 1829 in Center Harbor, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. She died on 30 May 1915 in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA.

 22.           John Smith V, son of John Smith IV and Martha Drake was born on 03 Dec 1792 (West Topsham, Orange, Vermont). He died on 13 Sep 1866 in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA. He married Mary Polly Mudgett, daughter of Benjamin Mudgett and Lydia Huckins on 25 Dec 1817 in New Hampton, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA.

 23.           Mary Polly Mudgett, daughter of Benjamin Mudgett and Lydia Huckins was born on 16 Jan 1797 (West Topsham, Orange, Vermont). She died on 30 Jun 1869 in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA.  

 Notes for John Smith V: 

They are buried in the Lang Street Yard Cemetery in Meredith, New Hampshire.   

John Smith, Jr., was one of the best farmers in the state, and later sold the farm to Jacob Merrill. He moved to Meredith Village.  

  Source: Annals of Meredith, NH, published in 1932.   

John Smith and his bride, Mary, bought a farm in West Center Harbor, where his labors earned him a comfortable living. Mr. Smith sold his produce in profitable sales trips to Newburyport, Massachusetts, supplementing his farm goods with stocking yarn made at the John Busiel mill in Laconia.

Rev. Dr. Kendall W. Cowing Obituary

Matthews, North Carolina

In Memory of

The Rev. Dr. Kendall W. Cowing

1928 – 2013  

Kendall Woodward Cowing was born December 16, 1928 to Elsie Viola (Woodward) and Earl Bixby Cowing.

Earl Bixby Cowing and Elsie Viola (Woodward) Cowing

After marrying, they moved from New England to Roseville Michigan where Earl worked at Ford Motor Company and then at the Packard Motor Car Company.

Raised in Roseville, Kendall, his brothers Donald and Joe and his mother, spent each summer in his mother’s hometown of Dresden Mills, Maine surrounded by his mother’s large extended family and playing with his cousins. 

Dresden Mills, Maine remained his favorite place in the world.

Kendall also enjoyed going to Meredith, New Hampshire to visit his Grandparents where his grandfather and Uncle Charlie ran a store. 

Kendall was an entrepreneur from an early age. He took pride in being able to pick and rake the most blueberries during the summer in Maine, and worked from the age of 12 at Detroit’s Eastern Market – eventually owning two stalls while in college. He would have made it big selling antiques, but he only bought them… never sold.

At the age of 16, he met Della Kay Van House at a joint meeting of the Roseville and East Detroit Methodist Youth Fellowship. Kendall always said it was “love at first sight” for him. They married 5 years later in 1950.

She was the love of his life. 

Della Van House

Della Cowing 

In the meantime they both attended Wayne State University where Kendall was kept busy escorting Della to and from each class in order to discourage any other suitors. (Today we would call it stalking!) After graduating in 1950,

Kendall and Della married, and set up housekeeping in Chicago while Kendall attended Garrett Theological seminary at North Western University. In 1951 while still attending Seminary, Kendall was appointed to two churches (Moore Street Methodist Church and Vandercook Lake Methodist Church) in Jackson Michigan.

They also welcomed their first child, Kenneth Woodward.

Kenneth Woodward Cowing 

Kendall moved Della to the parsonage in Jackson and commuted to Chicago during the week for school, returning home on the weekends to preach a sermon in each church. Their first four children Kenneth, Deborah, Rebecca and Faith Ann were born in Jackson.

Kenneth & Debbie

Becky & Heidi

Over the next 6 years, Kendall led the effort to join the two congregations and raise funds to build a brand new church, an extraordinary accomplishment for a young minister. In 1959 he received an appointment as Minister of Education to First Methodist Church in Ann Arbor Michigan. It was here that Kendall experienced his most productive and fulfilling years, and where his youngest two children, Heidi and Jennifer, were born.
In 1959, Kendall was recognized by the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce as their “Man of the Year” for his work to ban alcohol sales near churches and schools.

As the Minister of Christian education at First Church, Kendall built a nationally recognized Methodist Youth Fellowship program, recruiting and training scores of young adult volunteer counselors to serve as mentors and role models for the youth. 

Through the turbulent 1960’s and early 1970’s many controversial subjects were examined in the MYF meetings in the context of social responsibility, human rights, and personal integrity. Youth service projects (the “summer trip”) included trips to inner cities Detroit, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, Colorado, Mexico and the Blackfoot Indian Reservation in Montana.

Methodist Youth Fellowship Group: Ann Arbor, Michigan
The success and dynamism of Kendall’s youth fellowship programs became so renown, that a documentary film-maker approached Kendall to create a documentary film of the 1966 Senior High Youth Group – “Deeper Root”)) As a result of his involvement in the lives of the youth of the Church, Kendall had the honor of performing numerous weddings (and later baptisms) for his young flock. This was a source of joy and deep satisfaction to him.

During the late 1950’s Kendall began participating in the burgeoning field of “Laboratory Education” that eventually became the “T-Groups” of the Human Potential Movement in the 1960’s. Kendall participated in and later became a leader of experimental sessions focused on observing and learning about group dynamics, group process, personal growth, and team / organizational development. Increasingly Kendall became a recognized expert and trainer – staffing sessions at the National Training Laboratory’s (NTL) programs at Bethel, Maine – and served on the staff of Ron Lippitt’s graduate courses in Planned Change at the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan.

During the mid 1960’s, Kendall and Della both developed skills at working with groups and organizations that wanted to become more humanistic and high performing. They worked closely with Ron and Peggy Lippitt – at NTL, ISR, and other sponsoring programs. Eventually, these four founded “Human Resource Development Associates of Ann Arbor” (HRDA) in 1968.

In 1972 Kendall received an Honorary PhD (Doctor of Divinity) from Adrian College, in recognition for his many years and endeavors to improve society. 

In 1973 Kendall received the appointment of “Minister to Society” and left employment at First United Methodist Church to become a full-time entrepreneur at their consulting firm “Human Resource Development Associates” or HRDA. This led him to work with many large businesses both in the USA and abroad, as well as many non-profit organizations such as the Lisle Fellowship, and Blue Mountain Meditation Center.
(During the 1970’s Kendall and Della both became certified in Transactional Analysis. Della became a certified “Teaching Fellow” by the International Transactional Analysis Society. Kendall and Della both obtained their State of Michigan license’s to practice Social Work, and ran TA groups in their basement training room.

In 1983, with business booming, Kendall and Della relocated to Davidson, NC where they lived on Lake Norman for 15 years before moving into Charlotte to live in the Aldersgate retirement community. Kendall made many new friends and reconnected with old friends in North Carolina, becoming involved in the Church in Charlotte and Davidson and serving as a counselor in the MYF program there, where the kids all called him Grandpa!

In 2008, Kendall celebrated his 80th birthday and received and outpouring of cards, letters, and emails. It is impossible to overstate how much he enjoyed these communications and how touched and tickled he was to receive them. Thanks to all those who sent their greetings! They were much appreciated!

Throughout his life Kendall’s greatest joy was in interacting with people – keeping in touch with old friends and family and making new friends. Everywhere he went, all over the world, he would run into people he knew. When you went somewhere with Kendall, you had to allow extra time for these spontaneous visits.

He was an extraordinary person who made a huge impact on the world and all those he came in contact with.

Kendall was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Donald Cowing, and daughter Faith Ann Cowing.

He is survived by his beloved wife Della Cowing of Charlotte, loving and loved brother Joe Cowing of Dresden, Maine (wife Donna), son Kenneth Cowing of Ann Arbor, MI (wife Denise Wilson, children Alexa and Spike), daughter Deborah Cowing of Ann Arbor, MI (son Jonathan Garter), daughter Rebecca Doss of Huntersville, N.C. (husband Brian, children Andrew and Jeremy Doss, Araceli, Nina, Eli, Antonio, David, Cande, Consuelo, Veronica and Sebastian Turrubiartes), daughter Heidi Herrell of Ann Arbor, MI (husband Steve) and daughter Jennifer Lieber of New York, N.Y. (husband Ronald, daughter Mara, and son Max ).

 

 

 

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