Cowles, Isaac, 1675 - 1756

Captain Isaac Cowles (March 28, 1675-February 7, 1756) was the son of Samuel Cowles and Abigail Stanley of Farmington, Connecticut and the husband of Elizabeth Smith.  He was made an ensign of the second or north company of Farmington's trainband in May 1714 and later promoted to captain. Twelve years later, in 1726, the Connecticut General Assembly appointed Cowles along with William Wadsworth and John Hooker to inspect the Indians of Farmington.  Cowles' name appear on a list of Farmington men accused of improperly trespassing on and improving upon Tunxis property at Indian Neck in 1738 by the headmen of Tunxis. 
5 PRCC 5.  Farmington, Village of Beautiful Homes, 62.  Sources for this biography also come from the Related Digital Heritage Items listed below.
March 28, 1675
February 7, 1756