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James Cowley Family
By Frances Fox
Taken from Ye Olde Ancestors, December 5, 1991
Written permission given by the New Boston Genealogy Society
to post this information to the Bowie County TXGenWeb site.
In the 1860 census the little Smith girl is no longer there and there were two sons added: Josephus age 11, and Benjamin F age 9. In 1860 another little boy was born and named James Cowley so you have half-brothers both named James Cowley after the father. James Cowley who came here to Bowie County, Texas and received a land grant of 640 acres northwest of New Boston was born about 1809. His oldest son James was born in 1833 and his youngest son James was born in 1860. I am going to give you the children of yet another son, William Boyd Cowley.
William Boyd Cowley, 1847-1887, married Amanda Elizabeth Duke, a
daughter of Pleas Duke and Martha F Rosser. She was not his
first cousin because his mother was not Mariah Hulda Duke as we first
had thought. Their children were:
Some members of this family are buried at Woodstock Cemetery and others are buried at Read Hill. There are some relatives buried at Red Bayou.
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