Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Leonard Hamlet Cowles -1784-1861 Yale Attendee - Attorney Delaware OH -

This is a photo of Leonard H Cowles attorney in Delaware OH. This was one of the oldest labeled photos in the possession of the Glessners of Findlay OH I inherited. He was born in Southington CT, Jan 16, 1784, and attended Yale College Law School and went west to Delaware OH in 1804 to join with Moses Bixby in the early creation of the town. He served in 1822 as a member of the Ohio General Assembly. He marrried Nancy "Lucy" Bixby May 27, 1816 in Delaware. He died in Delaware in 1861. His daughter Georgiana Cowles married Lewis Glessner in Delaware in 1838. Lewis served as postmaster there from 1846-1850 and sold his farm land in 1860 prior to moving to Findlay and purchasing the Hancock County Courier in 1861.

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