In memory of Archelaus Stowell, my Maternal 5th Great-Grandfather on the HARVEY branch.


  • Stowell Genealogy: a record of the descendants of Samuel Stowell of Hingham, Mass., by W.H. Harrison Stowell, 1922, p. 180.
  • Archelaus Stowell gravestone [Link]
  • Ancestors of Florence Julia Brown, and some of their descendants, by Walter LeRoy Brown and M. Theta Hakes Brown, 1940, p. 23. [Link]
  • 1850 Census Virgil, Cortland County, New York
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Archelaus Stowell

Maps & Research Links:


1764 Apr 4

Ashford, Windham, Connecticut


1791 Nov 4

Ashford, Windham, Connecticut




Virgil, Cortland, New York

Forest Hill Cemetery

Forest Hill Cemetery, Blodgett Mills, Cortland, New York


Archelaus Stowell was born on April 4, 1764, in Ashford, Connecticut. He was the son of Jonathan Stowell and Rhoda Wilson. Archelaus married Olive Bugbee, daughter of Timothy Bugbee and Hannah Wood.


Archelaus was mentioned in six deeds in Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut, from 1788 to 1797. He married Olive Bugbee on the 4th of November, 1791, in Ashford, and they had seven known children. The first four were born in Connecticut between 1793 and 1796. The others were born between 1800 and 1808 in Cortland County, New York. Based on these facts, we can conclude that he came to Cortland County between 1796 and 1799. Olive died in 1838 and in 1850 Archelaus was living in Virgil, Cortland County, New York, with his son, Lucas, next door to Lucas’ son, Alvah Stowell. Archelaus died at the age of 87, on the 22nd of July, 1851, in Virgil, and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Blodgett Mills, Cortland County.


Archelaus Stowell & Olive Bugbee were the parents of my ancestor,

  1. ​Lucas Stowell, (b. 1793 in Connecticut). He had a son named Alvah Stowell.
  2. Alpheus Stowell, (b. 1798 in Connecticut).
  3. Sabrina Stowell, (b. 1802 in Connecticut).
  4. Almira Stowell, (b. 1796 in Connecticut).
  5. Jehiel Stowell, (b. 1800 in Cortland County, New York).
  6. John Stowell, (b. 1804 in Cortland County, New York).
  7. Olivia Stowell, (b. 1808 in Cortland County, New York).
Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Archelaus Stowell:
A. Stowell on 1876 map of Virgil

A. Stowell on 1876 map of Virgil

Archelaus Stowell burial

Archelaus Stowell burial

Archelaus and Olive Stowell collage

Archelaus and Olive Stowell collage

Genealogy of the Stowell family

Genealogy of the Stowell family

Stowell Genealogy

Stowell Genealogy

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