COWGELL/COWGILL in KY
Some time in the mid 1800's a Cowgill
from TN to KY near Horse Branch in what is now Ohio Co, KY.
They soon moved into nearby McLean Co. In the post Civil War
era this family began to spell their name Cowgell
changing the "i" to "e",and that family name spelling
remains a small, stable variant within the larger group of
Cowgills in the United States. I am sure that there are
families using this spelling who are not descended from
these McLean Co Cowgells. It is likely that this
spelling change has occured independently in Cowgill
lines from time to time. But, so far, it has
been my good fortune to find that most of the Cowgell lines
that I run across appear to be closely related to me.
What You Can Find Here
You'll find a link to a my family database below. In the
future I'll add other related links to this page, links to
other Cowgill sources as well as pages related to my family
database. Please check back again. Currently by far the best
resource on Cowgill
on the internet is to be found here
. The site is
comprehensive and well crafted. You'll find there a rich
account of people as well as the essentials of the colonial
origins of the family and it's subsequent American history.
If there is a Daniel Cowgill in your family tree
you may want to read my A
Confusion of Daniels.
This compilation is a working document; much of the
information is not anchored in primary sources. I
hope you'll find my information helpful to your own
pursuits and I welcome your sharing connections with me.
Corrections, suggestions, additions, comments are all very
welcome. You can email
me, of course.
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Come, then, meet my family.
Click on the word "family"!
last updated August 11, 2017
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