Eleanor "Ellen" Cowgill

13 February 1748–1828 (Age 79)
York, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Eleanor "Ellen"

When Eleanor "Ellen" Cowgill was born on 13 February 1748, in York, York, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Henry Cowgill, was 43 and her mother, Alice Payne, was 27. She married Joseph Manifold on 20 June 1766, in York, York, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died in 1828, in Hopewell Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Manifold
1736–1801
Eleanor "Ellen" Cowgill
1748–1828
Marriage: 20 June 1766
Mary Manifold
1770–1832
Lydia Mae Manifold
1771–1855
Benjamin Manifold
1773–1851
Joseph Manifold
1773–
Henry "Long" Manifold
1775–1841
Eleanor Manifold
1777–1858
William Manifold
1778–1855
Elizabeth Manifold
1780–
Martha Manifold
1783–1823
Annabel Manifold
1785–
John Manifold
1787–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 June 1766
York, York, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(11)

    Mary Manifold

    Female1770–1832Female

    Lydia Mae Manifold

    Female1771–1855Female

    Benjamin Manifold

    Male1773–1851Male

    Joseph Manifold

    Male1773–Male

    Henry "Long" Manifold

    Male1775–1841Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 28

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 28

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1789

Age 41

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from any of several places named Cowgill or Cow Gill, for example in Cumbria, Yorkshire, and Lancashire; all are named with Old Norse gil ‘narrow valley’, ‘ravine’ with various first elements including Old English ‘cow’ and Old English col ‘(char)coal’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elanor Manifold in entry for Wm. Manifold, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"
  • 1810 United States Federal Census
  • North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000

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