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David COUGHENOUR

Male 1820 - 1900  (79 years)


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  • Name David COUGHENOUR 
    Born 6 Aug 1820  Augusta County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Apr 1900  Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • Will of David Coughenour
      In the name of the Benevolent Father of all, I David Coughenour of Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio, do make and publish this my last will and testament.
      Item 1st: It is my will that all my just and honest debts and funeral expenses be paid and that a suitable monument be erected at my grave and the grave of my deceased wife.
      Item 2nd: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Mary J Coughenour Six hundred dollars.
      Item 3rd: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Augusta King, three hundred dollars.
      Item 4th: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Derthula Hooper, three hundred dollars
      Item 5th: I give bequeath and devise to my sons, John M Coughenour, Albert Coughenour, and my daughters Marilla Evans, Ann E Briggs, Esther V Lyle, Luella Butcher and Minnie Coughenour, the farm I now reside situate in the Township of Cheshire, County of Gallia, and state Ohio, containing one hundred and forty (140) acres more or less equally between them share and share alike on condition that they my said seven last named children be required this, that they pay said daughters Mary J six hundred dollars, Augusta three hundred dollars and Derthula Hooper three hundred dollars.
      Item 6th: It is my will that my two daughters: viz Mary J and Minnie Coughenour shall recieve in addition to the amount already named, such amount as shall be equal to amount given to my other eigth children at time of their marriage and leaving home.
      The remainder of my personal property after using the same to pay muy just debts, I give and bequeath equally between all my children share and share alike.
      It is my will that the amount that I am now security for my son Albert or any part unpaid of same and that amount that may be unpaid of money secured by me on the note of Emmett Lyle shall be deducted from the share of said son Albert and Esther V Lyle my said daughter.
      I hereby nominate and appoint my son John M Coughenour executor of this my last will and testament, I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made.
      In testimony hereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 11th day of January AD 1897.
      David Coughenour (seal)
      Signed and acknowledged by said David Coughenour as his last will and testament in our presence and signed by us in his presence as witnesses
      John H Thomas
      John J Thomas

      Application to Probate Will
      David Coughenour died on or about the 14th day of April, 1900
      Next of kin:
      Mary J Coughenour, dau, Cheshire, O
      Marilla Evans, dau, WV
      Jennie Lyle, dau, Kyger, O
      J M Coughenour, son, Cheshire, O
      Albinas Coughenour, son, Vinton, O
      Anna Briggs, dau, Cheshire, O
      Luella Butcher, dau, Cheshire, O
      Minnie Miller, dau, Cheshire, O
      Edward Bowling, grandson, MO
      Parker Bowling, grandson, in west
      Earl King, grandson, MO
      Della Hooper, granddaughter, Cheshire, O
      Bertha Hooper, G Dau, Cheshire, O
      Loraina Hooper, g dau, Cheshire, O
      Filed April 28, 1900

      List of personal property sold included.
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      Old Kyger Freewill Baptist Church - the land was given by David and the bricks pressed on his farm by his two sons, Al and Mel. The church was built in March 1, 1826 (first service?) In the 1860s the church was moved across the road from the hillside, over Old Kyger Creek and placed near the site of the present building.

      Hardesty's Gallia Co:
      David Coughenour - and Rachel McCarty were married in Cheshire, October 26, 1843. He was born in Augusta co, Virginia, August 6, 1820, and his wife in this township February 4, 1822. Their children , numbering eleven are as follows;

      The parents of Mr Coughenour were Christian and Margaret (Dice )Coughenour, who came to this county in 1830 from Augusta county, Virginia. His father died Jan 1, 1873, aged 87 years, and his mother, October 11, 1859, 67 years old. The parents of Mrs Coughenour are Jonas and Esther S McCarty, who came to this county in 1800 from Greenbrier county, VA. Her father died May 28, 1852, and her mother, who was born March 23, 1791, is stull living , in good health, in Cheshire township at the age of 91 years. Mr David Coughenour has accumulated a very pleasant and comfortable home, consisting of 140 acres of which thirty contain coal, the balance being principally bottom land. He is an earnest worker in the Baptist church. Besdies attending to his farm duties he is engaged in milling, and also in stock-raising. the date of his arrival in this county is 1830. His address is Cheshire, Gallia Co, OH.
    Person ID I167  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2005 

    Father Christian COUGHENOUR,   b. 1784, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1872, Cheshire, Cheshire Twp, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Margaret DICE,   b. 1792, PA maybe? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1859, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1816 
    Notes 

    • 1820 Shenandoah Co
      Christian Cochanour
      3 males under 10
      1 male 26-44
      1 female under 10
      1 female 16-25
      1 female 26-44

      1830 Shenandoah Co
      Christian Gochenour
      1m 5-10
      2m 10-15
      1m 20-30
      1m 40-50
      1f 0-5
      1f 15-20
      1f 40-50

      1840 Gallia Co
      Christian Coughenour
      2 m 20-30
      1 m 50-60
      1 f 50-60

      1850 census, Cheshire Twp, Gallia Co, OHIO #937 pg 53
      Christian Coughenour, 64, RE $5000, farmer, PA
      Margaret, 64, PA
      William, 25, farmer, VA
      Clarisa, 27, OH
      Margaret, 2
      Ann, 1

      1860 Gallia Co
      Christian 73

      Ohio Records and Pioneer Families
      Vol 1 1960
      Gallia Co Pioneer families
      Coughenour, Christian born about 1786, son of Jacob and Miss Kline, mother from PA, Christian came here 1830 from VA, married to Margaret Dice of PA, d/o Christian and Margaret Reed Dice. They had a son Isaiah born Augusta county 1808 who married Margaret Swisher

      lived in Augusta co VA until 1830, moved to Gallia Co, OH
      Hardesty's Gallia Co (David) --The parents of Mr Coughenour were Christian and Margaret (Dice )Coughenour, who came to this county in 1830 from Augusta county, Virginia. His father died Jan 1, 1873, aged 87 years, and his mother, October 11, 1859, 67 years old.
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet

    Family Rachel MCCARTY,   b. 4 Feb 1822, Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1896, Cheshire, Cheshire Twp, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1843  Cheshire, Cheshire Twp, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • GCMR: Bk 1, p 420
      David Coughenour & Rachel McCarty, Oct 20, 1843
      Gallipolis Journal, Nov 2, 1843 issue; David Coughenour married Rachel McCarty on Oct 20, 1843 in Cheshire Twp bu W S Jenkins

      1850 Cheshire Twp, Gallia Co, OH # 938
      David Coughenour, 30, farmer, VA
      Rachel, 27, OH
      Mary J, 6, OH
      Augusta, 4 f, OH
      Marilla, 2, OH
      Christian, 5/12, OH

      1870 Gallia Co, Cheshire Twp #133
      David Coughenour, 50, farmer, 10,000RE, 1938PE, VA
      Rachel, 47, O
      Mary J, 25, O
      Augusta, 23
      John M, 20 Works on farm
      Derthula, 18, helps mother
      Abinsl, 15, works on farm
      Ann, 12, helps mother
      Virginia, 10, helps mother
      Luella, 8
      Minnie, 4
      All children except Mary J attend school within the last year.

      1880 Cheshire Presinct, Gallia Co, OH #111
      David Coughenour 59 Farmer VA, VA, PA
      Rachel, w 56 OH, OH, VA
      Mary J, d 35
      Thula, d 28 Schoolteacher
      Anna E, d 22
      Jennie , d 20
      Luella, d 18
      Minnie A, d 13

      Gravel Hill Cemetery:
      David Coughenour, b Aug 6, 1820 d Apr 14, 1900
      Rachel Coughenoour w/o David b Feb 4, 1822 d. Aug 5, 1896
      Mary J Coughenour b Aug 2, 1844 d Dec 26, 1903
      Abbie Coughenour, b May 26, 1864 d Aug 26, 1864

      Ohio Records and Pioneer Families
      Vol 1 1960
      Gallia Co Pioneer families
      Coughenour, David, son of above (Christian), born Augusta Co, 1820, Married Rachel McCarty born here 1822, d/o Jonas & Ester S McCarty who came here in 1800 from Greenbrier Co. (gives list of children)

      David Coughenour died at his home near Cheshire, Saturday, April 14, 1900. He was born in Augusta County, Va, Aug. 6, 1820. He came to Gallia Co. with his parents in 1830 and settled in Cheshire township,where he has always lived. He married Rachel McCarty in 1843. They were the parents of eleven children, two sons and nine daughters, all save two daughters surviving him. He had held,
      membership with the First Kyger F.W.B. Church since 1841. He was a man of great worth to the church and community. His funeral was held Monday morning at the church, services conducted by Rev. W.J. Fulton of Rio Grande, which was largely attended.
    Children 
     1. Mary J Coughenour,   b. 2 Aug 1844, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1903, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Augusta Coughenour,   b. 31 Jan 1846, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Marilla Coughenour,   b. 12 Mar 1848, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1925, Cabell County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. John Mel Coughenour,   b. 22 Mar 1850, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Derthula Coughenour,   b. 1 Jun 1852, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1898, Athens County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     6. Albert A Coughenour,   b. 27 Oct 1854, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Anne Eliza COUGHENOUR,   b. 24 Jun 1857, near old Kyger Church - at home Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1928, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     8. Esther Virginia "Jennie" Coughenour,   b. 22 Apr 1859, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1920  (Age 61 years)
     9. Luella Coughenour,   b. 25 Aug 1861,   d. 1948  (Age 86 years)
     10. Abbie M Coughenour,   b. 26 May 1864, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1864, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Minnie Alberta Coughenour,   b. 25 Jan 1867, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Photos
    Coughenour Sisters and one friend - Sitting: ?, ?, Anne; standing: ?, Minnie, not daughter, Mary, Jennie, Luella
    Coughenour Sisters and one friend - Sitting: ?, ?, Anne; standing: ?, Minnie, not daughter, Mary, Jennie, Luella
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    Family ID F17  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Aug 1820 - Augusta County, Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Apr 1900 - Gallia County, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Coughenour, David
    Coughenour, David

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Gravestone, Gravel Hill Cemetrey.

    2. [S7] Gravestone, Gravel Hill Cemetery.

    3. [S61] Marriage Records, Gallia Co, OH.