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My name is Fern Paty May and I am researching the family of Ora Eleanor Coghill, my paternal grandmother, my direct ancestor to the Coghill family. She was born 10 Feb 1890 in Pawnee, KS to Amos Coghill & Apalena Briddle. I found her parents in Adair Co., MO in the 1880 census. It lists an Amos Coghill, wife Apalena and children John J, Jemima J, Daniel B and Thomas. For some reason, it did not list Virinda, Happy Ann and another brother, Charlie. I now have this family traced back to a James Coghill, born about 1758 in Culpeper Co., VA. He later moved to Kentucky and some of his descendants stayed in Kentucky and some moved on to Illinois, Kansas and Missouri.

I am also searching for information on the following surnames that are tied into the Coghill family - Briddle/Bridwell; Spicer; Stafford; Lucas; Wilhoit.

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This is Ora, taken about 1919, with
her two sons Scot and Evert Paty.
       This was taken probably
       in the late 1940's.

Here are some links to message boards for the Coghill family.
Post your queries here and you may find someone else working on your line.
Good Luck!

Coghill Genforum
Coghill-Family History on Ancestry

Here are names and email addresses of other Coghill researchers on my line. If you are a Coghill researcher, or know of one, and would like to be added to this list, please email me and I will add them, even if they are from a different line of Coghill's as we could find a tie in later. If you have a Coghill web page or know of one, I can add a link to that also.

Troy Lee Griffin
Margaret Whitehead

Delores Spicer
Carolyn Miller

Jim Coghill

Sharon Wallin

Brenda Lee
Carol Rainey

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Pedigree line

Listed below is my descendancy chart starting with the oldest ancestor.

Descendants of James Coghill Sr.

First Generation  Next

1. James COGHILL was born about 1758-1761 in Culpepper Co., VA and died in 1840-1850 probably In Carroll Co., KY.

From an Abstract of a Revolutionary War Pension File: Coghill, James S35860, VA Line, soldier enlisted in Orange Cty, VA as a private in Feb. 1776 . Soldier applied 16 Nov 1819 Gallatin Cty KY aged 61, in 1823 sol had a son James aged 15.

1840 Carroll Co., KY census
James Coghill - 1 male 15-20, 1 male 80-90; 1 female 10-15, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 50-60

James married Agnes WILHOITE, daughter of Michael WILHOITE and Mary SHIRLEY, before 1785. Agnes was born about 1765 in Culpepper Co., VA and died Aft Mar 1803 & bef 1805.

Their children were:

+ 2 F    i. Damsel "Dansie" COGHILL
+ 3 F    ii. Elizabeth COGHILL was born in KY and died in 1861 in Kirksville, Adair Co., MO.
   4 F    iii. Sarah COGHILL

Sarah married Thomas CARRACO.

   5 F    iv. Nancy COGHILL

Nancy married George SHIELDS.

+ 6 F    v. Vice "Vicey" COGHILL was born in 1785.
+ 7 M    vi. Frederick COGHILL was born about 1790.
   8 M    vii. Zachariah COGHILL

Zachariah married Elizabeth LONG.

+ 9 F    viii. Catherine COGHILL was born on 3 Sep 1800 in KY, died on 28 Mar 1864 in Carroll Co., KY and was buried in Spicer Cemetery, Gilbert Tuttle Farm, Whites Run, Carroll Co., KY.

James next married Mary (STAFFORD).

Their children were:

+ 10 M    i. James COGHILL Jr. was born about 1807 in KY - Probably In Gallatin Co. and died after 1885 in Probably In Bourbon Co., KS.

James next married Jane SCOTT.