Cowgers of Doniphan County Kansas
Matilda Cowger was my great grandmother.Both she and her husband were born in Doniphan county Kansas in 1857. Her husband's name was Charles Franklin Shelton.His father's name was Joseph Shelton, born Grainger County TN in 1826. Does anyone know the names of Joseph's parents? Also, I have heard that the Cowger family (once known as Gauger) was Dutch, not German. Perhaps the home area was once Dutch or was once German. Did Michael Cowger born 1765 change the name when the family was in Virginia?