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ing, born June 25, 1712. daughter of Samuel
and Mary ( Man ) Dearing, the latter a daugh-
ter of Rev. Samuel Man. first minister in
Wrentham, who graduated from Harvard in
1665. His wife was said to have been a very
capable woman, and after her second marriage
to Deacon Richard Fisher took her children
to bring up. She died May 20, 1798, aged
eighty-six years, and is buried by the side of
her first husband in the old Wrentham ceme-
tery. November 6, 1740, she administered his
estate. The inventory, April 7, 1741.
amounted to £447. with item : "Received for
an Indian boy's time £20.00" ; two common
rights, house lot. house and lands. Children
of Joseph and Margaret (Dearing) Cowell:
I. Samuel, born January ifi. 1737. mentioned
below. 2. Olive, born February 19, 1739. died
February 2~. 1816: married Benjamin Hawes.
She had two sons by her marriage with Dea-
con Richard Fisher.

(V) Major Samuel, son of Joseph (3)
Cowell, was born in Wrentham, Massachu-
setts, January 16. 1737, died there February
23, 1824. He was a farmer by occupation
He was a member of the First Congregational
(orthodox) Church at Wrentham. He was
chosen surveyor of highways. March 8, 1768.
He served as captain of a company in Colonel

John Smith's regiment, which marched on the
alarm of April 19, 1775; captain in Colonel
Lemuel Robinson's regiment, list of officers
of Massachusetts militia commissioned 1776;
captain in same regiment, engaged January 29,
1 Jjt 1 : company marched from Wrentham,
regiment raised in York and Suffolk counties,
roll dated Roxbury ; captain in Colonel
Ephraim Wheelock's (Fourth Suffolk regi-
ment, list of officers dated Wrentham, April
8. 1776, ordered in council, April 23, 1776,
that a commission be issued, reported com-
mission April 21, 1776; captain in Colonel
Aaron Willard's regiment, pay abstract for
mileage to Bennington sworn to at Boston.
January 23. 1777: also same regiment, pay ab-
stract for milage from Fort Edward home,
sworn to at Boston, January 2^, 1777; cap-
tain of South Company in east precinct in
Wrentham, Colonel Benjamin Hawes (Fourth
Suffolk County ) regiment, dated September
26, 1777, order in council, September 2J, 1777.
in commission, reported commissioned Sep-
tember 27, 1777 : also same regiment pay roll of
said Cowell's company made up for service
from July 26, 1778, to August 26, 1778, at
Rhode Island, sworn to at Wrentham ; captain
(Fourth Suffolk County) Major Seth Bul-
lard's regiment, marched to Rhode Island.
July 28, 1780, on an alarm, discharged August
7, 1780; also list returned by Captain Salvin
Mann, March 5, 1781, showing officers and
men detached from Colonel Seth Bullard's
regiment to march to Tiverton. Rhode Island,
to be gone no more than forty days agreeable
to an order of His Excellency, John Hancock,
dated Boston, February 28, 1781. one subal-
tern and eight men detached from said
Cowell's company. In his son's diary it is
stated that Major Samuel Cowell served one
campaign in the old French and Indian war
in Canada when about eighteen years old. De-
cember 25. 1780, was voted on committee to
hire men for Continental army for three

Major Samuel Cowell married ( first ) Je-
mima Metcalf, of Holliston, born 1744, died
August 28, 1793. aged forty-nine years. Chil-
dren: 1. David, died in infancy. January 21,
1762. 2. Joseph, born August 31, 1762, died
December 10, 1786. 3. John, born March 31,
1765, died December 10, 1786. These brothers
were frozen to death on Lovell's Island, Bos-
ton Harbor, by being shipwrecked. 4. Mary,
born October 11. 1767, died November 22,
1861. 5. Olive, born September 5. 1769. died
June 13, 1854. 6. Jemima, born January 9.



1772, died February 22, 1859. 7. Samuel, born
October 18, 1774, mentioned below. 8. Wil-
liam, born May, 1777, died July 17, 1867. 9-
Benjamin, born December 9, 1781, died May
6, i860. 10. Martha, born October 25, 1785.
died August 29, 1866. 11. Matilda, born
April 7, 1789, died October 31, 1873. He

married (second) Mary -, who died

January 30, 1824, aged eighty years. The fol-
lowing inscription is on the tombstone of Ma-
jor Samuel Cowell: "He was an officer dur-
ing the war of the Revolution, was among
the first to espouse the cause of his country,
and he steadfastly maintained those principles
which are the foundation of the government
of this great people until death. He main-
tained through life the character of an honest
man and died in the possession of the Chris-
tian's life."

(VI) Samuel (2), son of Major Samuel
(1) Cowell, was born in Wrentham, October
18, 1774, died there March 26, 1861. He was a
prosperous farmer, and a man of thrift and
enterprise, industrious and frugal, and honest
in his convictions. He was a highly honored
Free Mason, and his funeral and burial, con-
ducted according to Masonic rites, was of a
most imposing character. His Masonic monu-
ment is at the entrance of the Wrentham
cemetery. He married, January 23, 1803,
Sarah George, born May it, 1779, died May
31, 1862. Children: 1. Hiram, born Octo-
ber 27. 1804, died May 31, 1845; married
Susan Fisher: children: Horace, born 1844,
died March 5, 1875: Charles, resides in Provi-
dence, Rhode Island. 2. Joseph, born Janu-
ary 25, 1806, mentioned below. 3. John, born
November 11, 1809, died August 29, 1899;
married Laura A. Carpenter, born May 3,
181 1, died May 4, 1908: children: Helen
Maria, Edward. Harper. Elizabeth, Ella. 4.
.George, born June 17. 181 1, died March 11.
1874 ; married Elvira A. Fisher, born Septem-
ber 26, 1813. died October 22, 1885: children:
i. Maria Fisher, born August 9. 1843, died
October 6, 1881 ; ii. George Oscar, born July,
1846, died December, 1894: iii. William Gard-
ner, died in infancy: iv. Henry Gushing, born
1848, died 1898: v. John Augustus, born April
1. 1850, in Providence, Rhode Island; member
of the Cowell Furniture Company : vi. Tere-
miah Hartshorn, born 1852, in Wrentham;
vii. Hattie Pratt, born 1857. 5. Henry, born
June 30, 1819, married Harriet Carpenter, of
Rehoboth ; children : Isabella Marion, Rav-
mond, Ernest Victor, Samuel Henry. Sarah,
Helen Edith, born and residing in California.

(VII) Joseph 14). son of Samuel (2)
Cowell, was born in Wrentham, Massachu-
setts, January 25, 1806, died there December
2 5> 1 ^93- He was brought up on his father's
farm, acquiring the usual common school edu-
cation of a farmer's son at that period, re-
maining at home until his marriage in 1830,
when he settled in Foxboro, where he pur-
chased a twenty acre farm near the Wren-
tham line. There he erected a wheelwright's
shop and followed his trade, making wagon
wheels, and cultivated his farm. In 1855 he
removed his family to Wrentham. and built
his homestead on East street in i860. He
was employed by William E. George as fore-
man in his straw shop, and then had a straw-
route, carrying out straw to be sewed by the
townspepole and collecting it when made, con-
tinuing in this up to 1878. when he retired
from active work, but did some work in the
shop later I Brown is: Cowell's shop). He was
a gentleman of the old school, faithful in
every duty, both as a citizen and as a church-
man, being a member of the Episcopal church,
in which he took a great interest and helped
the church. He was a deep thinker, with clear
ideas and valuable in all things. He was a
staunch Democrat, and served in the office of
field driver. He was a member of Excelsior
Lodge, Xo. 87, Independent Order of Odd
Fellows, at Foxboro. Massachusetts. He
married (first) November 17, 1830. Elizabeth
George, born November t. 1807, died July 8,
1834. daughter of Jesse and Hannah George,
Children: I. Sarah Elizabeth, born Novem-
ber 10, 1831, died March 17, 1844. 2. Joseph
George, born 1835 : resides in Wrentham. He
married (second) Emily George, sister of his
first wife, born October 7. 1805, died April 8,
1872. Child of second marriage: 3. Hiram
Augustus, mentioned below.

(\III) Hiram Augustus, son of Joseph
14) and Emily (George) Cowell, was born in
the west part of Foxboro, Massachusetts. Jan-
uary 17, 1845. He attended the district school,
and at the age of ten years removed with his
parents to Wrentham, where he attended the
common schools and Day's Academy up to
seventeen years of age, when he entered the
employ of his uncle. William E. George, a
straw goods manufacturer of Wrentham,
first in the capacity of engineer and charge of
boiler. This was at the time of the civil war,
and while the old engineer of the factory, re-
sponding to the "call of his countrv," was
drilling with his company on the common, in
readiness for the bugle call to leave for the



seat of war. He later took a course in Comer's
Commercial College at Boston, fitting himself
for office work in Air. George's business, and
served as his bookkeeper up to 1878, when the
business became involved. As a result Mr.
Daniel Brow 7 n and Mr. Cowell associated
themselves together for the continuance of the
business under the firm name of Brown &
Cowell. At the end of sixty days, just at the
beginning of a successful start, they were
burned out, but nothing daunted, the partners
removed their remaining effects into the
old Day's Academy building until a new fac-
tory could be erected, on the site of the one
burned, into which they moved the following
year. The business prospered from the start,
and in July, 1885, Mr. Cowell retired, selling
his interest to Mr. Brown, who continued it,
and upon his death in 1904 was succeeded by
his son, C. E. Brown. After his retirement
from the straw business, Mr. Cowell devoted
himself to the care of his property, became
also interested in town affairs, in which he
took great interest, was honored by his towns-
men by being chosen a member of the board
of selectmen, overseer of poor, and member
of board of health in 1887, and he was made
chairman of the board, which position he held
up to 1894. His name was again presented
to the voters of the town in 1908 for the same
offices, and he was again elected and re-elected
in 1909. He has served as a director of the
National Bank of YVrentham for more than
twenty years, and as its president since 1906;
as vice-president of the Co-Operative Bank
of YVrentham from its organization. October
17, 1900; treasurer of the YVrentham Ceme-
tery Corporation since 1902 ; also treasurer
and manager of the Plainville Land Com-
pany, in which he has an interest ; this com-
pany owns factories in which manufacturing
jewelers have their plants. The company also
does the pumping for the town of Plainville
for its public water supply system. Mr. Cowell
has been interested and successful in western
investments, owns considerable real estate in
town and at Lake Archer, one of the beautiful
lakes of the town, and a fast growing summer
resort. With the offices he holds and the care
of his property. Mr. Cowell says he finds his
time fairly well occupied. In politics, while
set-down normally as a Democrat, yet with
such strong convictions in the matter of party
principles and platforms, that he just calls
himself an Independent. His friends often
about election time call him "a man without a
party."' He is a member of Excelsior Lodge,

Free and Accepted Masons, of Franklin, Mas-
sachusetts, and of Wampum Lodge, Xo. 195,
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. From
the institution of the lodge in Wrentham, No-
vember 14, 1887, up to the present time, has
passed through the chairs, and served as noble
grand, and is now one of the board of trustees
of the lodge.

Mr. Cowell married (first) December 16,
[869, Mary Elizabeth Warner, born May 12.
1S47, died December 25, 1893, daughter of
H<m. Samuel and Hannah (Pond) Warner,
of Wrentham. Married 1 second) at Maiden,
Massachusetts, August 15, 1901, Mrs. Sally
Adeline 1 Newton 1 Rowell, born June 22.
1 Sol, (laughter of David Brainard and Sarah
Adeline 1 Emery ) Newton.

The surname Macintosh
McINTOSH or Mcintosh was well es-
tablished in counties Inver-
ness and Moray, Scotland, before 1200. The
name is spelled in other ways but all are of
the same race and clan. The Mcintosh clan
is one of the oldest and most numerous of
the Highlands. Like all the Scotch clans it
was at war from prehistoric times with other
clans, especially with the YlacPhersons, who
finally conquered them. The principal Hig-
land clans in 1863 numbered : MacGregors,
36,000; MacKenzies, 21.000; MacLeans 16,-
000; MacLeods, 14,000; Macintoshes, 11,-
000 : MacDonalds, 10.000. The members of
each clan though sometimes only cousins a
hundred times removed all bore the same
name, fought and worked together. Their
land was originally held in common, being
periodically divided among the clan.

(I) Robert Mcintosh, ancestor of this
family in America, was born in Scotland,
about 1670. He had a sister who married a
Scotchman named Alexander, and perhaps
other sisters and brothers, though nothing
is now known of them. He married, about

1685, Gordon, a native of Scotland,

and immediately afterward his marriage, on
account of the persecutions of the Scotch
Presbyterians or Covenanters, by the Pap-
ists under James II, removed to Ulster pro-
vince, north of Ireland, with his sister and
her husband Alexander, settling in county
Antrim. In 1890 there were born in the
whole of Ireland but seven children of this
family, and six Mclntoshes were born,
doubtless descendants of Robert, in county
Antrim. Children: 1. Robert, born about
1685 ; came to America in 1705, and settled



in Philadelphia. 2. Andrew, mentioned be-
low. 3. Matthew, probably ancestor of the
present families of the name in Antrim. 4.
Hannah. 5. Catherine.

(II) Andrew, son of Robert Mcintosh, was
born in 1690, in county Antrim, Ireland. In
1715, at the age of twenty-five, he came to
America and joined his brother Robert at
Philadelphia, soon went to Boston, and later
to Dedham, Massachusetts. A year later he
went to Voluntown, Connecticut, and from
there to Stonington, Connecticut. Here, in
1754, at the age of sixty-four, he married
Naomi Delthic. There is a tradition that he
was married in Ireland by his father's
command to a girl whom he did not
love, and that he refused to stay with
her, and came to this country immedi-
ately after the marriage; but he would
not marry until he was assured of her death,
which accounts for his late marriage to
Naomi Delthic. Seven years after his mar-
riage, when seventy-one years old, his first
son was born. In 1777, when he was eighty-
seven years old, he removed with his family
to Wellington. Tolland county, and bought
a farm where he lived the remainder of his
life. He died there March 26, 1793, aged one
hundred and three years. He was a pious
man, and in his old age his Bible and hymn
book were constantly at his hand. Although
a man of quick temper, he was always ready
to atone for a fault, and it was his custom al-
ways at the same time, whether in the house
or field, to kneel and ask forgiveness of God.
He retained his faculties to the last, and re-
fused to have a physician called, saying he
had no desire to see one unless he could
make him young again.

(III) Andrew (2), son of Andrew (1) Mc-
intosh, was born in Stonington, Connecticut,
April 30, 1761. In 1777, at the age of six-
teen, he removed with his parents to Willing-
ton. He married, November 25, 1781, Han-
nah Lillibridge, born in Exeter, Rhode Is-
land, December 12, 1765, died March 19,
1 82 1, daughter of Elder David and Miriam
(M mi ire) Lillibridge; her father was a promi-
nent Baptist minister of Willington. He in-
herited the farm of his father and remained
there until 181 1. In September that year he
went to Steuben, Oneida county, New York,
at that time a wilderness. The entire trip
was made with a span of horses and a farm
wagon. He joined his son-in-law in the pur-
chase of a large farm on installments, and
was unable to keep up the payments, but his

son Hezekiah assumed the contract and paid
for the farm. A descendant thus writes of
him : "Andrew lacked ambition and energy,
and never had a keen appetite for work, and
as the children with him grew to be of some
assistance to him on the farm, he relaxed his
efforts and showed from year to year less in-
clination to work, and after he was sixty
years old performed no manual labor of any
kind. After the death of Hannah he lived
upon his sons Clark in Vernon, and Austin in
Steuben, alternating between them for many
years, but the last ten years of his life he lived
entirely upon the two sons in Steuben. In
the fall of 1840 he made a visit to New Eng-
land and spent the following winter in the
family of Robert, in East Longmeadow. He
was there as late as April 9, 1841,
but soon afterward returned to his sons
in Steuben. At the time of that visit
he was eighty years old, but remark-
ablv strong and vigorous and had the
possession of all his faculties. Ten years
later, when ninety years old, he could take
his staff and walk off four miles with little
fatigue". He died in Steuben, October 19,
1856, aged ninety-five years, five months nine-
teen days. His wife Hannah was a woman of
fine physique and good constitution, and a
good mind. Giildren, born in Willington:

I. Hannah, .March 24, 1782; died May 7,
1806, unmarried. 2. Robert, November 9,
1783 ; married, September 17, 1787, Philena
Blodgett ; died February 9, 1879, aged nine-
ty-five years three months. 3. Clark, De-
cember 22, 1785; married Lura Blodgett;
died December 24, 1848. 4. Naomi, May 6,
1790; married in March, 1809, Willard Mer-
rick : died June 12, 1868. 5. Andrew, March
26, 171)3; mentioned below. 6. Hezekiah,
September 4. 1797; married, February 22,
1824. Maria Moulton ; died March 22, 1886.
7. Ethan, January 26, 1800; died young. 8.
Ethan, January 13, 1803 ; married, October

II, 1827, Olive Green; died May 6, 1873. 9.
Austin, Jul}' 21, 1806; married, September
23, 1846, Lucy Crowell. 10. Mari Ida, Au-
gust 10. 1808; married. March 15. 1832,
James Mitchell.

(IV) Andrew (3). son of Andrew (2)
Mcintosh, was born at Willington, Connecti-
cut, March 26, 1793. At the age of sixteen
he went to East Windsor, where his brothers
Robert and Clark had previously located, re-
mained there and in the adjoining towns of
Ellington and Somers about four years, and
then went to East Lomrmeadow. where he




lived the remainder of his life. He was for a
time a merchant, and had a store in the lower
village nearly opposite the present site of the
Baptist church. Later he was a carpenter,
and used a part of his store as a shop. For
the last thirty years of his life he was a farm-
er, and owned a small farm a half mile south
of the upper village of East Longmeadow. He
taught school several terms at East Long-
meadow. It is said of him: "He was an in-
dustrious reader, had a fairly good memory,
and was a man of wonderful observation. No-
thing escaped his notice in the heavens above
or the earth beneath. He was an easy fluent
talker and a capital story teller. His stories
were elaborated and wrought out to a finish,
and he took great pleasure in telling them. His
supply seemed inexhaustible. He always had
one more to tell and he icon Id take time to tell
it. He loved music, and was a good singer." He
was of medium height, and had fair regular
features. He was slim in his youth, but af-
ter he was thirty weighed never less than two
hundred and fifty pounds. He was at one
time captain of militia. He married (first) in
1821, Elizabeth Indicott, born in Hartford,
December 3, 1785, died of cancer, November
25, 1833, daughter of Dr. John Indicott (see
Indicott). He married (second) May 15,
1853, Dorcas, sister of Burgess Salisbury, and
a tailoress by trade. She died August w,
1873. H? cuefl September 17, 1863. Chil-
dren: 1. Andrew Jackson, born October 3,
1822; mentioned below. 2. John Church,
June 18, 1824.

(V) Andrew Jackson, son of Andrew (3)
Mcintosh, was born in East Longmeadow,
Massachusetts, October 3, 1822. He lived for
a time after his mother's death with his uncle
Robert, then in Springfield, and in a few years
became driver for a stage line from Spring-
field to Norwich. Three years later he worked
for Simons & Kibbe, confectioners, and for
eight years drove one of their four-horse
teams, selling their goods throughout a large
part of the state. For a year and a half he was
conductor on a branch of the Rome & Water-
town railroad. After his marriage he re-
turned to Springfield, and joined his brother
in the auction and commission business oppo-
site Court Square, as the firm of A. J. & J. C.
Mcintosh. In 1863 his health had become im-
pared, and he was obliged to give up business,
and the firm was dissolved. He travelled in
the west for a year to regain his health, and
returned restored. Soon afterwards he opened
a jobbing house for the sale of boots and

shoes with two Cutler brothers, the firm being
Cutler, Mcintosh & Company. In 1878 the
Cutlers retired, and Mr. Mcintosh took into
partnership with him four clerks, and the firm
became Mcintosh & Company, and has re-
mained thus to the present time. The busi-
ness which was established in 1864 grew year
by year to enormous proportions, employing
a dozen traveling salesmen and finding cus-
tomers throughout the country. Mr. Mcin-
tosh was an able and astute manufacturer and
merchant, a wise and conservative manager.
He was fond of good horses, and always
owned a good pair. He married. April 11.
1855, at Sackett Harbor, New York,
Mary A. Soggs. born February 8, 1835, at
Buffalo, N. Y., daughter of Thomas and
Selina ( Clark) Soggs. She received a musical
education, and was a teacher of music in her
native town and vicinity until her marriage.
For many years the family lived at Sackett
Harbor in summer. Children: 1. Daughter,
born January 26, 1856, at Springfield, and
died three days later. 2. Mary Clark, born
at Springfield, March 10, 1857; married At-
thur H. Glennan, of Washington, D. C. 3.
Selina Elizabeth, born at Springfield, Decem-
ber 30, 1858; studied two years at Wellesley
College ; married, at Springfield, June 22,
1882, Rev. Henry Nason Kinney, of Boston,
born at Chicago, January 30, 1856, graduate
of Harvard, 1879, and Andover Theological
Seminary 1882 ; pastor at Fergus Falls, Min-
nesota, and Winsted. Connecticut, Indian-
apolis, Indiana, and at the time of his
death was chaplain of Pomona LTniversity,
California. Children: Marion Kinney, born
at Fergus Falls, May 26, 1883. graduate of
Wellesley College. 1904 : ii. Selina Kinney,
born at Sackett Harbor, March 24, 1885. 4.
Sarah Cushman, born June 9, 1862 ; men-
tioned below. 5. Annie, born at Springfield,
June 14, 1870; died in infancy.

(\ 1) Sarah Cushman. daughter of Andrew
Jackson Mcintosh, was born in Springfield,
June 9, 1862. She was educated there in pri-
vite schools. She married (first) at Carth-
age, New York, November 10, 1882, Horace
Clark, of New York City, born at Buffalo,
New York, November 4, 1862. He gradu-
ated from Harvard College, class of 1885,
and from Harvard Medical School, class of
1888. She married (second) November 5,
1896, Dr. William Wallace Broga, born April
5, 1853, in Otis, Massachusetts. He is a grad-
uate of the Albany Medical School. He prac-
ticed first at Longmeadow. Massachusetts,



for five years, and since then in Springfield,
Massachusetts. He is a member of the
Springfield Medical Society and Nayasset
Club. In politics he is a Republican, in re-
ligion a Congregationalism The children of
Dr. Horace and Sarah Cushman (Mcintosh)
Clark: i. Lucia, born in Boston, October 25,
1883. 2. Elizabeth Woodruff, born in New-
ton, Massachusetts, May 14, 1885 ; graduate
of Vassar College, class of 1908. 3. Lemuel
Baldwin, born at Sackett Harbor, New York,
August 30, 1887. 4. Andrew Mcintosh, born
January 28, 1889. Dr. and Mrs. Broga have
no children.

(The Indicott Line).

The surname Indicott is identical with
Endicott, Endicot, etc. The best known im-
migrant of the family was Governor John
Endicott, of Salem, one of the most distin-
guished pioneers of Massachusetts Bay. But
the progenitors of Dr. John Endicott, men-
tioned below, were probably of the Boston
family. Gilbert, son of John Endicott, of
Marldon, Devonshire, was baptized at Marl-
don, October 22, 1648. and died in Dorches-
ter, Massachusetts, October 18, 1716, aged
sixty-eight years. His brother John com-

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