Collins’ favorite Vaiden history story…

Ron Collins’ favorite story on the website is the story of Cowles Crowder Mead. “The indirect relation of the Town of Vaiden to the early history of the Mississippi Territory is most interesting,” said Collins. 


Cowles Crowder Mead (10/18/1776 – 05/17/1844) was from Virginia. Sally Cowles (04/25/1781 – 05/11/1850), also lived in Virginia. As a young girl, she was “wooed” by her cousin, Cowles Mead (pronounced “Coals”), whom she loved but refused to marry because of their blood relationship.  Continue reading