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Biographical Sketch of Charles T. Cowley
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Cowley, Charles T., Weybridge, was born in St. Albans, Vt., on July 26, 1844. His parents were John and Mary (Tier) Cowley. John was educated in the common schools, and brought up to farming, remaining at home until August 25, 1862, when he enlisted in the First Vermont Cavalry, and participated in all of the skirmish engagements up to the last day of the fight at Gettysburg, when he was wounded and taken prisoner by the rebels, and on July 4 was paroled and sent to Bedloe’s Island, then to Newark, N. J., and last to Burlington, where he was discharged. He came to Weybridge, Vt., in 1864, and entered the employ of Philo Jewett, where he remained until his marriage, which occurred on March 30, 1870. His wife was Emily Jane Wilkins, and they have two children, John A. (born November 19, 1871) and Frankie L. (born November 23, 1873). After marriage he resided for eight years on the Sylvester Foot farm, and has since been a resident of this town.
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