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.

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Family Time Line

David Cogswell
1807–1877
Mary Barnes
1808–1862
Marriage: 2 December 1832
William Barnes Cogswell
1834–1921
Cordelia Tuttle Cogswell
1836–1870

Spouse and Children

    Male1807–1877Male

    Mary Barnes

    Female1808–1862Female

MARRIAGE
2 December 1832
Maryland, United States
children

(2)

    William Barnes Cogswell

    Male1834–1921Male

    Cordelia Tuttle Cogswell

    Female1836–1870Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1819

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.

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Sources (3)

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

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