He was born in 1821/22 (2 (41 in 1863), 3 [40 in 1860]). He was born in Ireland (3).
In 1860, he was living in the 21st ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (post office Leverington) (3). He was living with Nancy Cowden (presumably his wife) (3). He was a cordwainer, and owned $25 in personal property (3).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Alexan'r Cowden)
2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Alexander Cowden)
3 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 21st ward, post office Leverington, microfilm series M653, film 1172, page 1020 = 222 handwritten (Alexander Cowden)
4 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alexander Cowden)
|Name||Alexander Cowden||Nancy "|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate||25|
|Place of birth||Ireland||Ireland|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|