Cowles, Zenas, 1762 - 1835

Zenas Cowles was the son of Solomon Cowles and Martha Seymour of Farmington, Connecticut and the husband of Mary Lewis.  Cowles was one of the leading post-Revolutionary War merchants in Farmington, trading with both East and West Indies.  He and his brother Solomon operated a store in town that sold food, cloth, home supplies, and fine china.  Hurlburt, Farmington Town Clerks, 216-7

February 16, 1762
February 4, 1835