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Skip Niebauer (#48304098)
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Templarion
RE: Eunice E Cahoon
I'm afraid I don't know much. The Eunice and Gary you found might be the correct people, but they might not be.

"recent" Wisconsin marriage records can be search through the state government at a cost of $20/record.
Added by Templarion on Jan 22, 2014 10:56 AM
Mike Zmolek
RE: Nichols and

Skip,

So I do have a theory about that. John N Cahoon / Calhoun, my 2nd great grandfather, married Mary Elizabeth Marsh. She was raised a Seventh Day Adventist and her daughter Minnie worked at the Tabernacle in Battle Creek, so they were very tied in to that church. My great Aunt Virginia remembers her being very strict. My guess is that she persuaded her husband, John N, to change the spelling of his name, perhaps because John C. Calhoun was a Vice President, so maybe to her Calhoun sounded more respectable than Cahoon.

They are, by the way, just different spellings of the same name. John C. Calhoun's father was an immigrant from Ireland, but that line traces back to the same Colquhoun clan in Dumbartonshire as the Cahoons, all Cahoons in the US, as I understand it, being descended from William Cahoon (1630-1657, first to take this spelling of the name), a Scottish settler in New England who died at the hands of native Americans. Someone just posted a new bio of him on Ancestry.com. I am still working on tracing James Cahoon, our common ancestor, back to William. I have a lot of names and some families entering New York, at which point the records are sketchy. I may take a trip to New York late next summer to see what I can track down. Cheers.
Added by Mike Zmolek on Dec 23, 2013 2:25 PM
Mike Zmolek
Nichols and
Skip,
I came across a military registration record, for the Civil War, I believe, which listed "Nichols Cahoon" and "Newell Cahoon" as registrants. In other words, for some reason, these twin brothers enrolled using their middle names and not their first names. I already new that Sam was Samuel Newell, so John had to be John Nichols.

Are you a relation?

Cheers,

Mike
Added by Mike Zmolek on Dec 22, 2013 8:45 PM
 

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