There is a George W Cowley who is in Jones Co Ms in 1900 and 1910. He was born between 1840 and 1850 in Al. There is a picture of a store he owned from the early 1900s in Laurel, Ms. I believe he is one of the Georges you mention. Do you know which one? Wife's name is Celia and they had been married 12 years in 1900. She was from Greene Co Ms and had been formerly married to a Thomas Coats who died in 1888 in Jones Co Ms.