(There is no known picture of John)
What we know about John and Sarah
was born in about 1797 in
John O. Caughlan and Sarah Murray
Byrd Childers were married in November 1819 in
The 1820 has a John Caughlen living in Buckingham County, Virginia. This is mostly our John Caughlan.
Their first child, Mary Ann, is born in Buckingham County, Virginia in 1821.
Their second child, David, is born in Buckingham County, Virginia in 1824.
Johnís father Cornelius died on December 21, 1826.
†In the 1830 Federal Census there is a John Caughlin in Scioto County Ohio that lists a family with on male 40 and under 50, one female 40 and under 50, one child 5 to 10, and one child under 5. This could be our John Caughlan family.
Their third child, John Wesley, is born on August 2, 1832 in Cable County, Virginia.
Their fourth child, Adam Clarke, is born on March 14, 1834 in Wheeling, Virginia, now West Virginia.
In 1835 the family traveled to St. Louis, Missouri to live. It is thought that John taught school there and in the Alton Illinois area.
Their fifth child, Daniel, was
JohnĎs brother, Thomas died on September 30, 1837.
In 1838 John made application to buy Federal land in Hancock County, Illinois.
The 1840 Census finds John and his
In 1842 John and Sarah are found
On February 15, 1844 their son David married Ellen Beall. Davidís father and mother-in-law are also a member of the Methodist Church in Alton.
The 1845 St. Louis City Directory lists a John Caughten teacher at Carre and eleventh. This is most likely our John Caughlan.
On September 22, 1847 John and Sarah sell their land in Hancock County Illinois. The record shows them living in St. Louis. We know Sarah ran a boarding house in St. Louis, but we donít know exactly when she started it. Sarah ran the boarding house until her death in 1859.
John O. Caughlan died on
The 1850 Census lists Sarah, Adam and Daniel living in St. Louis, Missouri.
On February 13, 1859 son Adam Clarke married Mary Marilla Wait.
Sarah died on
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