Cowles, Rj

Cowles, R.J.

a Free-will Baptist minister, was born in Belchertown, Massachusetts, July 10, 1796. He was converted in 1811, and united with the Congregational Church in his native town. At the age of nineteen he removed to Genesee County, N.Y., and took up his residence in what is now South Byron. In 1823 he removed to Brokenstraw, Pennsylvania, and a year later to Sugar Grove. Here he opened a Sabbath-school, and began to preach, receiving a license, in 1832, from the Presbytery of Pennsylvania. In 1839 he united with a Free-will Baptist Church at Wrightsville, and was ordained at Sugar Hill, February 29, 1842. He continued to preach for many years, and died March 29, 1874. See The Morning Star, July 22, 1874. (J.C.S.)

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