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Re: A Book with the McColgan-McColgan
Posted by: Charley Moore Date: December 30, 2001 at 19:24:34
In Reply to: Re: A Book with the McColgan-McColgan by Mickie Adkins of 136


I am searching for help in locating one McColgan [en] [in] etc. My great grandfather was Jesse Allen Moore married Sarah 'Sally' [Hayes]McColgan, Vaughn in 1836 in Hamilton County, IL. The only documentation to Sarah's name comes from my grandfather listing his Mother as a Hayes on his 2d marriage application in 1909 in Jefferson Co, IL. When Bethane McColgin married Iram York in 1835 in Hamilton County, IL she was listed as the step-daughter of William Vaughn.

If all of this is true, Sarah was quite a woman. Born c1798 in PA she married a ____ McColgin circa 1813 and was the mother of 5 McColgan Children, Mary Polley, + Hugh White in Hamilton Co, IL in 1829; Bethane + Iram York in 1835 in Hamilton Co, IL; the 3rd daughter married a Snead in 1840 in Hamilton Co, IL.

From what I have picked up so far indicates that after ____ McColgan died c1823, she married c1824 to William Vaughn. When William died in 1835 he had 4 Vaughn children plus the 3 girls of Sarah & ____ McColgan. There was reported to be two McColgin sons who were raised by their grandfather John McColgin in Green Co, Ky who died in 1838.

The brother of William Vaughn wrote to a Judge in Hamilton Co, Il asking him to not let Sarah give any of Williams estate to the McColgin children.

My Great Grandfather married Elizabeth Vaughn, sister of William Vaughn at about the same time he married Sarah, widow of ____ McColgan. Elizabeth also died about 1835 and Jesse Allen Moore married Sarah [Hayes]Vaughn, McColgan in 1836 in Hamilton County. They had 5 children and Sarah died in 1887 in Hamilton County after 51 years of marriage to her 3rd husband.

I have found records where:

John McColgan + Grissal Hendley on 14 Jul 1790 Nelson Co,KY
William Carlile + Jame McColgan 29 Oct 1818, Green Co, KY
William Hendley + Grizza McColgan, 23 mar1813, Green Co, kY
Nancy Moore + Robert Hay 20 mar 1806, Green Co, kY
Robert Willock + Sarah McColgin 17 Feb 1825, Green Co, KY
[This is the right date but the wrong person - should be William Vaughn or could she have had 4 husbands, with a very short marriage to Willock with no children?

And help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Best wishes for the New Year.

Charley Moore of Charlottesville Va, born & raised in Jefferson County, IL next to Hamilton County.


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