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Brian P Caughlan (#46535164)
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Bio Photo A pastor living and serving in Auburn, Sangamon County, Illinois. I travel extensively through Macoupin, Sangamon, and Christian Counties - occasionally to Putnam County. I am willing to search cemeteries in these places with your help.
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Ken Hammond
Coughlan Photos
Hello, Brian. I am a great, great, great grandson of John Wesley Coughlan. My grandmother, Katherine Hammond, died recently. Her grandfather was Fred Coughlan. I am organizing all of her documents and pictures for the family. If you have any photos that you have scanned, I would love to have copies. I'm sure I also have a few that might interest you.
Added by Ken Hammond on Jun 24, 2016 7:56 PM
William Sharp # 71895582
Hi Brian,

I just looked up William Sharp because his first wife Barbara is part of my Hunter tree. Here is some info for you to add to his memorial. Barbara Hunter b. 1798 Claiborne County Tennessee d 1838 Macoupin County, Illinois. They had 10 children. I do not have their names. Here is William's Obit.I found online.Second wife Elizabet's maiden name is also included.

Name of Deceased: SHARP, William
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin Enquirer
Date of Obituary: 1875
Obituary: Died, at the residence of John SHARP, near Sharpsburg, Christian County, Illinois, June 20th, 1875, in the seventy-seventh year of his age, William SHARP. Mr. SHARP was born in Clayboourne County, Tennessee, June 3d 1799. Was married to Miss Barbara HUNTER, Oct. 21st, 1818, by whom he raised ten children, five boys and five girls. He emigrated to Macoupin county, Ill., in the fall of 1836 and two years afterward sustained perhaps the greatest loss subject to man--that of his devoted wife. He was afterwards married to his second wife, Elizabeth WILSON, and removed to Barton County, Missouri, in 1869. His wife being of feeble health, he returned to Illinois, but contrary to his expectations, she lived but a short time. Of his last wife he had five children, of whom two are living. In all he has eleven children who survive him, among whom are our worthy citizens, John, Henry, and Riley SHARP, who are well known in this county. The time must come when all will have been said to exalt the character of any individal of our race. But too much cannot be said in praiseworthy terms of the character of William SHARP, who always taught by example what he held to by precept. For forty years he has been a model for the old and young, being a professor of religion and a member of the Baptist church, in which he held the position of Deacon for a number of years. He always had a good word for everybody and a greeting that none but the pure in heart entertain. His little grand children ever received the tender caresses of his palsied and feeble hands, and with what extreme respect did all reverence their "Grandpa". He was of sterling integrity, and did not wish that any should be idle. He has walked steadfast like Jacob of old, until his time had come, when "Mysterious are His ways, whose power Brings forth that unexpected hour, When minds that never met before Shall meet, unite, and part no more." And now that his children have been called to part with their dear and aged parent, who was their shield and protector while young, their friendly adviser through every affliction, may they be consoled and remember that while it is theirs to mourn, it is his to be happy in realms above, where sickness and death never come.

Thanks for posting him.


Added by debunyip on May 23, 2014 9:31 PM
Descedant of Sarah Caughlan
Hi Brian, My name is Jen and my husband is a descendant of the Mary Ann Caughlan (daughter of Sarah Caughlan). I know there are reports that she descended from Pocahontas. Do you have any proof of this? I have an account on Ancestry if you wish I talk on there. You can also email me at
Added by Jen on Apr 21, 2014 1:13 PM
Ryken Matthew Bailey [#64310735]
Thank you for fulfilling my photo request. I had no idea his headstone wasn't there but I really appreciate you took those pics of his resting place. Hope his headstone will be put back soon.
Added by Saari on May 30, 2012 3:14 AM
Wadsworth stones
Thank you for looking for the Wadsworth stones. Even though they couldn't be found, I appreciate you taking the time to look!
Added by rev1914 on Apr 18, 2012 8:51 PM
C. Reece
Bradley Gravestone
Brian, thank you very very much - I have shared the photos with other Bradley researchers. I especially enjoyed the pics since I was a bit low - had right shoulder replaced the 26th. Hate this sling!!!

thanks, again,
Added by C. Reece on Apr 04, 2012 9:08 AM
Thanks, Brian, for providing the picture of the headstone for Gloria Nichols at the Auburn Cemetery.Gloria Nichols and I were 2nd cousins.
Added by CLB on Apr 03, 2012 5:30 PM
Hi Thank You for the great grave marker pictures

Take Care and God Bless Lloyd E Smith
Added by Lloyd on Apr 03, 2012 8:26 AM
Roslyn Roisman-Patchi
Mabel Alice Landon Alexander
Thanks so much for the great photos!
Added by Roslyn Roisman-Patchi on Apr 02, 2012 5:51 PM
Jo Ann Gardner
John Gardner
Thank you so much for the photograph. It is my husband's grandfather.
Added by Jo Ann Gardner on Apr 02, 2012 4:04 PM
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