Gifford Cogswell

1679–1752
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Gifford

When Gifford Cogswell was born on 4 August 1679, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Cogswell III, was 29 and his mother, Margaret Gifford, was 26. He married Sarah Parsons on 27 December 1722, in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1679. He died before 23 March 1752, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72.

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Gifford Cogswell
1679–1752
Sarah Parsons
1695–1752
Marriage: 27 December 1722
Sarah Cogswell
1723–1762
Margaret Cogswell
1723–
Abigail Cogswell
1725–
Margaret Cogswell
1726–1793
Mary Cogswell
1728–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
27 December 1722
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jefford Cogswell, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Jefford Cogswell, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Gifford Cogswell, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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