Cowgill, William M.
Born: 1809 Lebanon, Ohio
Died: 1862-10-02 Petersburg, Illinois
In 1832, Cowgill married Clementine Sayre in Ohio, and later that year they moved to Springfield, Illinois, where they raised five children. Cowgill was a merchant in Springfield from 1832 to 1844, at which point he moved his family to Petersburg.
John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 232-33; Gravestone, Rose Hill Cemetery, Petersburg, IL.