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Edward and Hannah Cogswell "resided in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass. In 1735 removed to Preston, Conn., and in 1747 removed and settled in New Milford, Conn. " " Edward Cogswell is mentioned as a member of 'The New London Society for Trade and Commerce,' in 1732. This was probably Edward of Ipswich, Mass., for we find him soon after, in 1735, in Preston, New London Co., Conn., where he remained some ten years; he then made a purchase of wild land in the northern part of New Milford. He purchased, Sept. 10, 1745, of John Baker and Caleb mallory, for 110 pounds, old tenor, the thirty-third lot of south tier of lots of the so-called North Purchase, and became, in 1747, the first settler in that region. Subsequently, he bought other lands in the vicinity, established iron works, and did much to develop the resources of that new country. Mr. Cogswell lived to be eight-seven years of age. His grave is near that of his youngest son, Major William Cogswell, in the cemetery of New Preston Parish, Washington, Conn."5, page 32-33.