Clarissa Caroline Cowles

Brief Life History of Clarissa Caroline

When Clarissa Caroline Cowles was born in July 1823, in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Pitt Cowles, was 53 and her mother, Bede Brooks, was 45. She married Theron Dwight Booth before 1848. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 1 December 1909, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 86.

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Theron Dwight Booth
Clarissa Caroline Cowles
Marriage: before 1848
Frances Booth
Frederika Booth
Maria Henrietta Booth
Caroline Josephine Booth
Sallie Camilla Booth
Elizabeth Cornelia Booth
Dwight Dillazon Booth
William Murry Booth

Sources (20)

  • Caroline Booth, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Clarissa Cowles, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Caroline Booth in household of T Dwight Booth, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


Historical Boundaries: 1826: Coles, Illinois, United States


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Coles .

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

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