Jonathan Cowdrey

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ChartsAncestors of Edward Ambrose Cooke
Jonathan Cowdrey, son of Samuel Cowdrey and Alice Mean, was born probably shortly before his baptism at Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 22 May 1720.1 He died at New York, New York Co., New York, December 1797.2

Jonathan married (1) Jane Martin, whose parents are not known (or are untraced), say 1752;3 he married (2) Elanor van DeWater, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), 6 November 1771.3

In 1790, his household was probably the one enumerated in the New York City North Ward, New York Co., New York, with 1 free white male over 16, and 4 free white females.4

Family 1

Jane Martin d. bef. 1772
  • Jonathan Cowdrey+2,5 b. 26 Oct 1753, d. 3 Sep 1816
  • John Cowdrey3 b. 5 Jul 1756
  • Joseph Cowdrey2,3 b. 1 Feb 1760, d. bef. 1784
  • Samuel Cowdrey2,3 b. say 1765

Family 2

Elanor van DeWater d. 15 Mar 1798
  • Sarah Cowdrey2,3 b. 9 Sep 1772
  • Elizabeth Cowdrey2,3 b. 26 Feb 1774, d. 24 Dec 1795
This person was last edited on1 Feb 2020


  1. [S15] Mary Bryant Alverson Mehling, Cowdrey-Cowdery-Cowdray Genealogy: William Cowdrey of Lynn, Massachusetts, 1630 and His Descendants ([New York, New York]: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., 1905), 68-69, further cited as Mehling, Cowdrey Family.
  2. [S1034] New York Co., New York, Record of wills, 1665-1916; index to wills, 1662-1923, 42 (1796-1798): 253-255, FHL microfilm 866993, further cited as New York Co. Wills.
  3. [S15] Mehling, Cowdrey Family, 84-85.
  4. [S2161] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, 12 vols. (Washington D.C.: Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census, 1907-1908), NY:124, further cited as Heads of Families, 1790.
  5. [S15] Mehling, Cowdrey Family, 150-152.