29 Aug 1852 1
Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA 1

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29 Aug 1852 1
Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA 1
Male 1
Mother: Jane Harris 1
Father: Charles Wesley Cowen 1
Mary Abbie Bixby 1
15 Nov 1884 1
Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA 1

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Charles Albe Cowing

Meredith, New Hampshire

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

He was a mechanic and worked in a Hosiery Mill in Meredith, New Hampshire.

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

BIR-MAR: Cowen Family by Hazel Pickwick. Had 3 children. He resides in Meredith as of 1953.

He was Joe Woodward Cowing's Great-Grandfather.

Sources: Charles A. Cowing found in:

Census Microfilm Records: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, 1900

Lived in: Meredith, Belknap County, New Hampshire

Series: T623 Microfilm: 944 Book: 1 Page: 177

1880 United States Census

Chas. A. COWING Household



Other Information:

Birth Year <1852>

Birthplace N.H.

Age 28

Occupation Hosiery Mill

Marital Status S <Single>

Race W <White>

Head of Household Geo. S. ROBERTS

Relation Other

Father's Birthplace N.H.

Mother's Birthplace N.H.


Source Information:

Census Place Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire

Family History Library Film 1254760

NA Film Number T9-0760

Page Number 149D

Grafton County Information

Grafton County is a rural county and is the second largest county geographically, in the state with 1716.5 square miles or 1.1 million acres. Ninety percent of the landscape is timberland. Grafton County covers nearly one-fifth of the state. Located in the west central portion of New Hampshire it shares 89 miles of the Connecticut River with Vermont and borders Coos County to the north, Carroll County to the east, and Sullivan, Merrimack and Belknap Counties to the south. The population of Grafton County is estimated at 77,100 with a population density of 44.9 persons per square mile. Grafton was one of the five original counties and, until 1803, contained all the area now known as Grafton and Coos counties. Augustus Henry Fitzroy, the Duke of Grafton, an enthusiastically pro-American member of the British government, gave the county its name.

Native Tribes

The native peoples of New England are collectively known as Algonquin Indians, of which the New Hampshire groups are called Abenaki, from woban meaning daybreak and aki meaning earth/land, or "Wan-ban-auke" meaning "the people living in the land of the Northern Lights." Abenakis range into Vermont and southern Quebec. Abenakis are further divided into Coos, Pequaket, Ossipee, Pemigewasset, Winnibisauga, Nashua, Piscataqua, Cocheco, Amoskeay, Penacook, and Souhegan tribes. In the White Mountains, the Abenaki, Sokosi, and Penacook were scattered throughout the river valleys.

New Hampshire Genealogy

Early History and First Settlers

The town of Sugar Hill was part of Lisbon until 1962. Therefore, the history of Lisbon also includes the history and the early families of Sugar Hill.

The following is from the 1886 edition of the "Gazetteer of Grafton County, New Hampshire" :

"The town was granted August 6, 1763 ... by the name of Concord. This grant was made, and the town was thus named, nearly two years prior to the incorporation and naming of Concord in the county of Merrimack." [now the state capital] It was "re-granted" October 20, 1768 and named Gunthwaite, but later assumed the name of Concord until June 14, 1824, when it was changed to Lisbon by the legislature.

"The first settlers of the town were Samuel Martin, Ebenezer Richardson, William Belknap, and Samuel Sherman. Then followed the Youngs, the most influential family for a considerable period, followed by the families Dexter, Dailey, Judd, Parker, Aldrich, Jesseman, Bishop, Harris, Howland, Northey, Hildrich, Jewett, Colbey, Quimby, Streeter, Spooner, Oaks, Priest, Noyes, Jameson, Taylor, Hains, Applebee, Morse, Bailey, Ash, Whitcomb, Smith, Page, Wells, Knapp, Kennistons, Burt, Kay, Emery, Cushman, Morris, Kelsea, Gurnsey, Cooley, Whiting, Barret, Robbins, Cole, Eastman, Whipple, Cobleigh, Kimball, Savage, Gould and Ela, besites individuals and other families, perhaps equally as early but not so numerous."

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