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Mason Fitch Cogswell
Birth: Sep. 28, 1760
Canterbury
Windham County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1830
Hartford
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

Educator. After his daughter lost her hearing at age 2, Dr. Cogswell began the process to start an educational facility for similarly handcapped people. After several years he and a group of a few others obtained state funds to send Thomas Gallaudet to Europe to study the English and French schools for the deaf. After studying at the French School of Abbe Sicord, Gallaudet returned to the U. S. with noted French educator Laurent Clerc. Together the group established the first school for the deaf in the U.S., the Connecticut Asylum for the Education and Instruction of Deaf and Dumb Persons, in 1817 with Dr. Cogswell's daughter, Alice, as its first student. (bio by: Don Connelly) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Cogswell (1720 - 1807)
  Allice Fitch Cogswell (1725 - 1772)
 
 Children:
  Alice Cogswell (1805 - 1830)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alice Cogswell (____ - 1772)**
  Septimius Cogswell (____ - 1772)**
  Mason Fitch Cogswell (1760 - 1830)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Old North Cemetery
Hartford
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Connelly
Record added: Feb 10, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6168694
Mason Fitch Cogswell
Added by: Don Connelly
 
Mason Fitch Cogswell
Added by: Don Connelly
 
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Your work has been, and will continue to be a benefit to millions. Rest in peace.
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