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John Mel Coughenour

Male 1850 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name John Mel Coughenour 
    Born 22 Mar 1850  Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 

    • Is he the Christian 5/12 in the 1850 census? Has to be.
    Person ID I172  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2008 

    Father David COUGHENOUR,   b. 6 Aug 1820, Augusta County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1900, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother 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  [1
    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.
    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

    Family Melissa A Butcher,   b. Abt 1853, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Apr 1874 
    Notes 

    • 1880 Census Place: Cheshire, Gallia, Ohio Page 261A
      John M. COUGHENOUR Self M M W 28 OH
      Occ: Farmer Fa: OH Mo: OH
      Melissa COUGHENOUR Wife F M W 26 OH
      Occ: Keeping House Fa: OH Mo: OH
      Emery COUGHENOUR Son M S W 4 OH
      Fa: OH Mo: OH
      Harlow COUGHENOUR Son M S W 3 OH
      Fa: OH Mo: OH
      Ethel COUGHENOUR Dau F S W 1 OH
      Fa: OH Mo: OH

      1910 Ohio Gallia 0026
      John M Coughenour, Husband, W, 60, Ohio
      00570314 0122
      Wife Melissa A, 57, Indiana
      Daughter Ethel G 31, Ohio

      Meigs Co. Republican -- January 11, 1893
      Our old friend, J. M. COUGHENOUR, who had his ankle so terribly broken a year since while hauling saw logs, attended the protracted meeting on crutches. A large piece of bone worked out, and he is much improved. Mel is a good fellow.
    Children 
     1. Emory Coughenour,   b. 15 Nov 1875, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Nettie Coughenour,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Lettie Coughenour,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ethel G Coughenour,   b. Abt 1879, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Harley Coughenour,   b. 30 Apr 1877, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F381  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Mar 1850 - Gallia County, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Coughenour kids: Mel, Jennie, Minnie, Al
(back row) Luella, Rilla, Anne
    Coughenour kids: Mel, Jennie, Minnie, Al (back row) Luella, Rilla, Anne
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  • Sources 
    1. [S61] Marriage Records, Gallia Co, OH.