Family Group Sheet data from: Pat Combs O'Dell -
Richard Cossens [Cousins, etc]
birthdate and birthplace
death date, place
1st marriage
24 Aug 1845 Decatur Co, Ind: Mary Anderson
Samuel Cossens
Mary Anderson
birthdate and place
1826/7 Ohio
deathdate and place
Enon Cem, Wishart Twp sec 9, Twp 32 Range 23 Polk Co. nr Morrisville, Mo
#1 Samuel Cossens born 24 Jul 1846 Greensburg, Decatur Co, In
married 05 Jul 1867 Nodaway Co, Mo: Mary Ann Denoon
married 13 Jan 1875 Polk Co, Mo: Sarrah L. Edmundson
died 12 Feb 1924 Worth Co, Mo
buried Sheridan Cem
#2 Amanda Cossens born 25 Nov 1847 Decatur Co, Ind
married 25 Nov 1866 Nodaway Co, Mo: Bartholomew Davis
married 1885 N.E. Raymond
married 1896 J.N. Clemons
died 19 Mar 1924 Osborne, Osborne Co, Ks
buried Osborne, Ks
#3 Elizabeth Cossens born 05 Aug 1850 Mo
married 11 Dec 1866 Nodaway Co, Mo: Henderson Workman
died 13 Jun 1910 King City, Gentry Co, Mo
buried King City, Mo
#4 Smith Cossens born  
married 23 Mar 1877 Worth Co, Mo: Mary L. Robins
#5 Jenetta/Ginnetta "Nettie"Cossens born  
married 28 Jul 1875 Nodaway Co, Mo: Joseph Manaway
buried edgerton, Platte Co, Mo
#6 Clarinda Cossens born 1859 Ind
#7 Charles Cossens born  
married 10 Aug 1888 Polk Co, Mo: Mrs Orlene J. Edmundson LaShay
buried Slagle Cem, Polk Co, Mo
#8 Susan Cossens born  
married David Anderson
buried of Cheyenne Wells, Colo
#9 Richard Thomas "Tom" Cossens born  
married 03 Oct 1888 Polk Co, Mo: Sarah Degraffenreid
died Mar 1954
#10 Mary Etta Cossens born Mar 1870 Independence Twp, Nodaway Co, Mo
# child born  
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Obituary - Samuel Cossins

Samuel Cossins was born at Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana, July 24, 1846 and departed this life at his home in Sheridan, Mo, February 12th, 1924, after an illness of more than seven weeks. Aged 77 years, 6 months, 13 days. He was baptised and united with the Christian Church in his boyhood days.

He enlisted in Company K, 146 Ind Infantry in 1864 and served his country in her time of need until the close of the war. He was then united in marriage to Mary A. Denoon on July 28, 1867 and to them were born two children, Frances M., who died at the age of 32 years, and LaFayette, who lives at Burlinton, Colo.

Mrs Cossins died September 24, 1874.

On January 13, 1875 he was united in marriage to Sarrah L. Edmundson, and to them five children were born, Mrs Alta M. Barber, Melva J., who died Feb 2, 1901, Katie M. Straight, Mary Lela Coy and Dr Carlos E. who lives at Burlington Junction, all the others reside near Sheridan, Mo.

He is survived by his widow, his children, twenty-five grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren. One brother Charles, who lives at Morrisville, Mo, and three sisters, Nettie Hanaway, Edgerton, Mo, Mrs Amanda Clemons, Osborn, Kansas, and Susan Anderson, Cheyenne Wells, Colo, besides a host of friends.

It was the privelege of the writer to have known Mr Cossins for more than one year, as well as to have him for a near neighbor, and as such we can truthfully say that he was all that a neighbor should be, kind, and considerate, a man of not many words, but these seemed to be weighed before they were spoken.

Having been born in a generation that tried men's souls, and living along the border line between the north and south, it took courage, strength and descession of character to face the duties of life, so much so that we had hope he might recover but it was not to be and "The mourners, go about the streets."

The last sad rites were conducted at the Christian Church, by the writer, assisted by the Rev P.D. Kline pastor of the church and Rev L.A. Walker, of the Church of the Brethren, in the presence of more than two hundred people. The pall bearers, were chosen from his comrades of 61-65 and the Stars and Stripes for which many of these brave men laid down their lives, were carried at the head of the procession.

Obituary - Sarah L. Edmonson Cossins 1929

Sarah L. Cossins (Edmonson) was born in Yellville, Arkansas, August 16, 1853, and passed homeward to God, March 15, 1929.

She was 75 years, 6 months and 29 days of age.

In 1875 she was married to Samuel N. Cossins, and to this sacred union five children were born. They are: Alta May Barber and Lola Cox of Sheridan; Kate Straight of Bedford, Iowa; C.E. Cossins of Burlington Junction, Missouri; and John Melva who died Feb 2, 1902. The two step-children are: Lafe Cossins of Sheridan and Francis Anderson, deceased.

She leaves 25 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

February 12, 1924, Samuel N. Cossins crossed the bar which all souls must pass.

Mrs Cossins was a member of the Sheridan Christian church for years past. This beautiful and patient life was perhaps begun in those early years that she acted as a guardian mother to her younger brothers and sisters; her father having been killed in the Civil War.

Contentment accompanied her to the departure.

The beautiful appealed to her and she saw goodness in all. Kind words were all she ever spoke of her neighbors. Her children rise up and call her blessed. All neighbors friends, and relatives join in the sorrow of this .... loss. Listen Jesus speaks: "That where I am there you may be also."

Funeral services were conducted from the Christian church on Saturday, March 16, 1929 by Rev Chas S. Campbell, pastor of the Methodist church, and interment was made in the Sheridan cemetery.

Music was furnished by a male quartet consisting of Ed Warren, J.A. Harris, J.H. Dye and W.O. Watson. Miss Jessie McLaughlin pianist.

Maryville Daily Forum, Maryville, Missouri, May 24, 1950
Funeral Services Conducted May 16 at Torrington, Wyo

Funeral services for Mrs George Edward Barber of Torrington, Wyo, formerly of Parnell, were conducted at 2:30 o'clock the morning of May 16 at the mortuary in Torrington by the Reverend Belyne. Burial was in the Valley View cemetery of Torrington.

Mrs Barber age 73, died at 4:05 o'clock the afternoon of May 12 in a Torrington hospital following an illness of two weeks. She was born January 5, 1877, in Nodaway county [Missouri]. She was the former Miss Alta Mae Cossins, daughter of Mr and Mrs Samuel N. Cossins. She moved 15 years ago to Torrington from a farm near Sheridan. On January 23, 1895, she was married to Mr Barber in Maryville.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Earl Barber, Torrington, and Samuel Barber, Denver, Colo; three daughters, Mrs Grace Dye, St Joseph; Mrs Minnie Clutter, Torrington, and Mrs Anna Rowe, Sheridan; two sisters, Mrs Kate Slaight, Bedford, Ia, and Mrs Lela Coy, Torrington, Wyo; two brothers, Lafayette Cossins, Sheridan, and Dr Carlos Cossins, St Joseph; 34 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs Lola Schmitz, preceded her in death.

1850 Census Polk Co, Mo
Richard Cossens, 28, m Mo
Mary Cossens, 21 f Ohio
Samuel Cossens, 3 m Ind
Amanda Cossens, 2 f Ind
Elizabeth A. Cossens, 1 Mo
1860 Census Shelby Co, Addison Twp, Ind
Richard Cossins, 35 Mo
Mary Cossins, 33 Ohio
Samuel Cossins, 14 m Ind
Amanda Cossins, 13 Ind
Elizabeth Cossins, 10 Ind
Smith Cossins, 7 Ind
Jenetta Cossins, 5 Ind
Clarinda Cossins, 1 Ind
1870 Census Nodaway Co, Independence Twp, Mo
Richard Cousins, 48 Mo
Mary Cousins, 44 Ohio
Smith Cousins, 16 Ind
Ginnetta Cousins, 13 Ind
Charles Cousins, 6 Ind
Susan Cousins, 4 Ind
Richard Thomas Cousins, 2 Mo
Mary Etta Cousins, 3/12 March Mo
1880 Census Nodaway Co, Independence Twp, Mo
Richard Cossins, 57 m Mo Oh Md
Mary Cossins, 54 Oh NJ NJ
Charles Cossins, 18 m In Mo Oh
Susan Cossins, 15 Ind Mo Oh
Richard T. Cossins, 12 Mo Mo Oh
Francis Cossins, 25, dau in law, Mo
Richard T. Cossins, 2 grson, Mo

Child # 2 - Amanda Cossins - married Batholomew Davis and had 7 children: George Taylor, William Homan, Mary "Mollie" Rosana, Richard Grant, John Lewis, Martha Lavina, Lillie Mae; married N.E. Raymond and had 1 son James;