Your posting has added fuel to my ancestry enthusiam, to say the least. Thanks to Mr. Woodbridge, I have a wonderful "Tree" going all the way back to Hugh C. My problem now is to identify the Cowperthwait(e) who was responsible for the Cowperthwait & Co furniture company located on King Street in Charleston, SC. I am in South Carolina and have easy access to the city's history, what there appears to be of it. There is no record of a Cowperthwait doing business going back to @1700. However, in 1992, the year I migrated south from New Jersey,the Cowperthwaite building was pointed out to me. I believe it was 735 King and, at that time was occupied by Delta Airlines. Does anyone know which ancestor went to Charleston?