Thomas Cowling. District of Columbia

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    From Family Search:-
    Marriage. Thomas Cowling/Caroline Skinner. Aug 11, 1853. District of Columbia.

    Death. Caroline Cowling. Jan 22, 1855. Alexandria, Virginia.

    From 'Find A Grave'
    "Caroline, beloved wife of Thomas C Cowling, departed this life January 22, 1855, aged 22yrs, 1mth, 10days"
    Lebanon Union Cemetery, Alexandria.

    From Family Search:-
    Marriage. Thomas Cowling/Indiana Plant. June 21, 1865. District of Columbia.

    I am looking for any additional personal information about Thomas Cowling to determine whether it is the same individual in each event. Age? Occupation? Marital status? Parentage?
     
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    Find a Grave has the burial and obituary of Mary India Plant Cowling born 1838 District of Columbia who died 30 April 1911 widow of Thomas Cowling who was born in 1835 Virginia USA and died in 1940. Mother of Mrs Willie Minerva Cowling Gloyd and Mrs Laura Stoddard both of Gaithersburg. Both Thomas and Indiana (Mary) buried Oakhill cemetery Washington
    There is a census of 1870 attached to the Find a Grave of a Carrie V Cowling died aged 23 19 May 1891 at Glenwood cemetery DC
    Thomas Cowling 41 born England
    Elizabeth Cowling 40 Virginia
    Florence Cowling 10 Virginia
    Annie Cowling 8 DC
    Robert Cowling 5 DC
    Carrie Cowling 3 DC
    Nettie Cowling 0 DC
     
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    And this
    Thomas C Cowling born 1808 died 16 April 1871 aged 62-63, buried at Glenwood Cemetery wife Elizabeth C Gladman. Born Alexandria Virginia in 1831 Find a Grave
    These are the parents of Carrie, Thomas C Cowling being somewhat older than his wife Elizabeth. Perhaps their Carrie is named after Thomas first wife Caroline?
     
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    Thanks, Sue.
    My interest is in Thomas, husband of Mary Indiana Plant. My question is "Is he the Thomas who married Caroline Skinner in 1853?"

    I have seen the references you quote and think, on balance, that probably not. If Thomas in 1853 was a livery stable worker, or similar, son of Edward and Mary, or if Thomas in 1865 was a widower, I would have to re-think.

    A coincidence? James, brother of 'my' Thomas, married Mary Emma Skinner, b c 1848, circa 1875.
     
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    Hi,

    Is your Thomas related to Atwell Cowling?

    This is the 1869 directory for Washington, DOC, there are 2 Thomas'

    Cowling.jpg

    The Thomas without the C is with brother Atwell in the 1860 USA census,
    says he's 27 born Virginia, transcribed as Coroling.
     
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    Many, many thanks. That's terrific. Problem solved.

    My interest is in the brothers Thomas and Atwell. You have now shown that Thomas C, husband of Caroline, is an entirely different individual and the couple are of no direct concern to me.

    Also thanks for finding Thomas in 1860. His apparent absence was troubling me. Excellent work.
     
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    Hi,

    You're welcome.:)

    The directory I posted says "see adv", adding that advert, thought it was
    quite cool.:cool:

    Cowling Ad.jpg
     
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    Sometimes it takes a local. Even if just over the border. Well done demeler :)
     
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    I'm speechless!
    'Thank you' sounds so inadequate.
     
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    Thanks AM :)

    You're welcome BB, a great ad isn't it.
     

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