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Peter Cozzens

Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Death: February 02, 1810 (89)
Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Leonard Cozzens and Margaret Cozzens
Husband of Phoebe Cozzens
Father of Benjamin Cozzens and William J Cozzens
Brother of Robert Cozzens; Eleanor Feke; Joseph Cozzens; Benjamin Cozzens; Deborah Cozzens and 5 others

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About Peter Cozzens

“ Our son Peter was born March ye 5th 1720 “

There has not been a great deal written about Peter Cozzens, fifth child and third son of Leonard and Margaret. In one reference he is referred to as Capt. which tells me, like many who lived in Newport, that he took to the sea. There has been even less recorded about Phoebe Tailer, who married Peter. She was born August 26, 1723, in Little Compton and died in 1793 at age 70, Peter died February 2, 1810. These dates came from correspondence that Alexander Ross Piper had with other family members in the 1920’s and 30’s when he was trying to assemble enough data to prepare one of his zig zag diagrams for the Cozzens family.

The Colonial Census of 1774 for Newport shows a Peter Cozzens with a household consisting of 7 white males over the age of 16, and 3 white females 16 or older, for a total of ten. Peter, his two sons, Benjamin and William, and Benjamin’s son William, account for four of the males. William, the elder, didn’t marry until 1776, so Phoebe and Hanna would have been the only females at the time. Three males and one female are unknown, but could be siblings of Peter and Phoebe.

[Clippings from COLONIAL COZZENS by David Livingston, 2011]

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Peter Cozzens's Timeline

March 5, 1720
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Age 29
Age 33
Rhode Island, USA
February 2, 1810
Age 89
Newport County, Rhode Island, USA