Cowles, George a Congregational minister, was born in Connecticut in 1798. He graduated from Yale College in 1821, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1824; was ordained January 18, 1826, and became pastor at South Danvers (now Peabody), Massachusetts, in 1827. He was lost at sea, near Cape Hatteras, in the wreck of the Home, October 9, 1839. See Trien. Cat. of Andover Theol. Senm. 1870, page 57.