David Cogswell

12 March 1807–2 October 1877 (Age 70)
Auburn, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life of David

When David Cogswell was born on 12 March 1807, in Auburn, Cayuga, New York, United States, his father, Daniel Coggswell, was 37 and his mother, Anna Tuttle, was 37. He married Mary Barnes on 2 December 1832, in Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 2 October 1877, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

David Cogswell
Mary Barnes
Marriage: 2 December 1832
William Barnes Cogswell
Cordelia Tuttle Cogswell

Spouse and Children


    Mary Barnes


2 December 1832
Maryland, United States


    William Barnes Cogswell


    Cordelia Tuttle Cogswell


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 12

In 1819 a committee was appointed to settle on a name for this place. Syracuse was proposed by John Wilkinson because of the similarities he noticed between the description of ancient Siracusa in Sicily and the characteristics of this area; both had salt-water springs and a town to the north called Salina. The committee chose the name by unanimous vote.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 20

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Great and Little Coxwell in Oxfordshire, named with an Old English personal name Cocc + Old English wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’. 2. variant of Coggeshall .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • David Cogswell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Cogswel, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • David Cogswell, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.