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Biography for James S. Cowden and family who lived in Washington County PA at one time but who moved to Poland Township, Mahoning County, Ohio

Searched and typed by Judith Florian

Background of migration into Ohio via The Connecticut Land Company 


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Note:  If you download the entire biography of either volume, the book page numbers do not match the PDF page numbers, but the webmaster gives both numbers on each biography.

Poland Ohio

J. N. Cowden, M. D., physician, Poland township, Mahoning county, was born in Beaver county, now called Lawrence county, Pennsylvania, October 29, 1840, but was raised in Portage county, Ohio. His father, James S. Cowden, came from Washington county, Pennsylvania, in 1818, and located in Poland township, and was one of the pioneers of that section. He was a blacksmith by trade, though he was engaged in milling chiefly. Dr. Cowden studied medicine with E. A. Wilcox at Mt. Jackson, Pennsylvania, and attended lectures at the Ohio Medical college in 1862. He now has an extensive practice. He was married December 31, 1863, to Miss Julia M. [Dickerson], daughter of Lyman B. and Eliza D. Dickerson, of Yates county, New York. They have had two children--James L. and Charles C. Dr. Cowden is a Free Mason, an Odd Fellow, and a member of the Sons of Temperance. Mrs. Cowden is a member of Disciple Church.

Source:  WILLIAMS, p. 79 [PDF 116


Source for Background: Tract No. 96 Annual Report of The Western Reserve Historical Society (Inc. 1867).  "The Connecticut Land Company and Accompanying Papers". October, 1916.  Parts I and II. Published Cleveland, Ohio: 1916   Sub-section:  Land Papers   Sub-section:  The Connecticut Land Company: A Study in the Beginnings of Colonization of the Western Reserve by Claude L. Shepard.

Sources for biographies: (book) History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches, Volume 1 (Google eBook; History Category) H.Z. Williams & Bros.  H. Z. Williams, 1882.

(book) History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches, Volume 2 (Google eBook; History Category ).  H. Z. Williams & Bros.  H.  Z. Williams, 1882.

If you are researching these families, please submit any other data you have or missing names and dates.  I will add your data as "additional information".  Please include your full name, and / or your email address (if you want others to be able to contact you).  This table will also be used on the Migration Chart at 

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