William Cowden of MI & OH
William Cowden, b. 10-14-1833 probably in OH; d. 5-29-1909 Isabella Co., MI; buried Chippewa Cem., Isabella Co., MI; cause of death: kicked in the head by his horse; md. 8-7-1856 Wood Co., OH to Susana Adams (b. 9-2-1836 probably OH; d. 1-5-1909 Isabella Co., MI; buried Chippewa Cem., Isabella Co., MI.
William's father is listed as George Cowden on his death certificate & mother unknown. Susana's father is listed as David Adams on her death certificate, mother unknown.
While searching the LDS database I found reference to a William Cowden b. ca 1834, of OH; father was John Cowden; mother was Nancy Forbes.
Children of William & Susan (ADAMS) COWDEN:
1. Merry Alice COWDEN, b. 3-10-1858, md. 12-24-1896 Mt. Plesant, Isabella Co., MI to James N. KING (b. ca. 1855 PA)
2. Adelia Jane COWDEN, b. 11-7-1860; d. 11-4-1949; md. 6-2-1880 Mt. Pleasant, Isabella Co., MI to William SWINDLEHURST (b. ca. 1856 Canada)
3. George William COWDEN, b. 8-11-1863; d. 1925; m1 12-29-1887 Isabella Co., MI to Pina ARTHUR (b. ca 1868 MI; d. bef. 1896); m2 10-24-1896 Mt. Pleasant, Isabella Co., MI to Ruth MATTHEWS (b. ca 1880 MI; d/o Ephraim MATTHEWS & Helen LONDERBEEK)
4. John Albert COWDEN, b. 4-25-1867
5. Amelia Matilda COWDEN, b. 12-13-1870
6. Jessie May COWDEN, b. 6-12-1875
7. Hattie Cornelia COWDEN, b. 8-15-1877; d. 10-5-1966; buried Chippewa Cem., Isabella Co., MI; m1 10-24-1896 Mt. Pleasant, Isabella Co., MI to Emory FROGGETT "Jack" (b.ca 1876; s/o Charles FROGGETT & Rachel ANDRES); Hattie & Emory were divorced; m2 4-27-1912 Clare, MI to Clarence C. HART "Bob" (b. 9-13-1869 OH; d. 2-22-1945 Isabella Co., MI; buried Riversided Cem., Mt. Pleasant, MI); Hattie & Clarence weren't divorced but were lived separate for many years prior to his death.
8. Bessie E. COWDEN, b. 4-15-1880 Isabella Co., MI; d. 4-23-1880 Isabella Co., MI (premature birth)