A biography of Joseph Bullock COGHLAN, naval officer, states DOB Dec. 9, 1844, son of Cornelius/Lavinia (Fouke) COGHLAN; grandson of Cornelius COGHLAN of Baltimore, MD and a descendant of the COGHLANS of Kings County, Ireland.
Cornelius COGHLAN was born in Philadelphia, PA, date unknown, married to Lavina FOUKE January 11, 1830, shows up in Kentucky 1840 census. It looks like Cornelius and Lavina died between 1840-50. John Maxwell came west with his RANEY cousins while Lethe/Sethe shows living with the paternal aunt (Marie Elizabeth COGHLAN RANEY in Jackson Co. MO while Joseph Bullock and Oscar are living with maternal uncle (Philip B. FOUKE)in Illinois. My husband is a descendant of Marie Elizabeth COGHLAN, married to Thomas John RANEY and their son Andrew Jackson RANEY who settled in Napa County, CA. From the dates and census' I have surmised that Marie Elizabeth COGHLAN and Cornelius COGHLAN were siblings? John COGHLAN and his brother Oscar COGHLAN were both lawyers in Suisun, Solano County. John was also a California state assemblyman (1865-66) and congressman (1871-1873) John and Oscar's brother, John Bullock COGHLAN was a naval captain and commander of the ship Raleigh in 1897 during the Spanish-American war. Do you have other information re: your ancestor Oscar COGHLAN? How are you related? Thanks!