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Coghlan Family from Dublin, Ireland

Coghlan Family from Dublin, Ireland

Louise Christensen (View posts)
Posted: 945781430000
I am searching for John Alfred Coghlan, Charles Francis Coghlan, and Rose Coghlan. They were all born in Dublin, Ireland and immigrated to New York some time before the Civil War. A sister, Mary, stayed in Ireland. John Alfred joined the Union Army and was stationed in South Carolina where he married and stayed. I am a decendant of his. I do not know where the others went and would appreciate any information about them (ancestors or decendents). I have just started my research.

Charles Francis Rose Coghlan

charles coghlan (View posts)
Posted: 953388099000
They were famous irish-american actors. Just
found an old record of Rose reciting "Charge of The Light Brigade" First I heard of John Coghlan from SC. What area? Charles Francis Coghlan died while performing in Galveston, TX. 1904 hurricane washed his coffin out to sea; it was found a few years later by fishermen, floating just 3 miles off Newfoundland near the church where he was christened.....this is from a Readers Digest article. Charles Rose (and John) were the
issue of Francis Marion Coghlan, who was brother to my g-grndfather, Andrew Jackson Coghlan. My research has William Coghlan and Margaret Fryerly as his parents. Will share any infor.


Phyllis Moulton (View posts)
Posted: 953932070000
My husband's grandfather was William J. Coghlan b. 1884 and m. Bertha Wirf abt 1911
dau. b.1912 in Yankton, SD. We know very little about William J, who abandoned wife and dau. Lucille. Thought to be from Sioux City, maybe something to do with newspaper.

Any info/connection would be helpful.

Please e-mail.

Charles Frances and Rose Coghlan

Louise Christensen (View posts)
Posted: 957472840000
My brother found information about Charles Francis and Rose Coghlan in two books. One is "Oxford Companion to American Theater" which gives info when that Rose was born in Peterborough, England in 1853. She made her American debut in 1872. She was leading lady at Wallack's Theater, NY. She died in 1932. Charles Francis was born in Paris, France in 1841. He made his American debut in 1880. He also wrote several plays. The book "Pictoral Companion to the Theater" has a picture of Rose but I am not sure of Charles Francis. I have not looked up these books yet. My father's sister told us that they were brother and sister to our grandfather, John Alfred Coghlan. I am not sure of that, but they are related. John Alfred married Addie Elmore from Sumter, SC. There were only two children, John Kendall and Mary Coghlan. I am the daughter of John Kendall who was born 7-2-1889 in Sumter, SC and died on 2-18-1949 in Charleston, SC. Mary Coghlan was born in 1885 in Sumter and died in 1973 in Charleston. Addie Coghlan died in 1936 and is buried in Charleston also. The family had moved to Charleston prior to 1926 when my parents got married. We were told our grandfather was buried in a National Cemetery but we do not know where yet. He was in the Union Army and stationed in Sumter, SC but I do not know dates. Any information you may have will be appreciated. I had just started my research on the Coghlan side of the family when I posted the message.

Rose Coghlan and Charles Francis Coghlan

Charles O. Coghlan (View posts)
Posted: 957495112000
Thanks. Just last week, I purchased on ebay a recording by Rose Coghlan recital of "Charge of The Light Brigade". She made the record for the Victor Talking Machine Company
in 1903. As to Charles Francis and Rose, I was not aware of siblings and thanks for info on their bios. I have their father as Francis Marion Coghlan, and unverified data that makes him brother to my Great grandfather, Andrew Jackson Coghlan. Two other brothers, Benjamin Franklin Coghlan and Thomas Jefferson Coghlan. I have verified the baptismal record for Andrew and Benjamin in a Charleston, SC catholic church. Also have copies of Benjamin and Andrew J Indentures..they spent time in Charleston Orphanage then migrated to Sumter, SC whence my g-gfather, Andrew Jackson Coghlan jumped his indenture and migrated to Mississippi with a circus train. Will send more later, I just read the msg at 3:00 a.m.

Rose and Charles Francis Coghlan

Louise Christensen (View posts)
Posted: 957534200000
Thanks. I would like to know which Catholic Church in Charleston you found the baptismal records. These names are not familiar to me but I would like to find out about them. I live just outside of Charleston and could check on some other family members that were Catholic. Where in Mississippi do you live? I am looking forward to other info you may have. There is a LDS center near here that I am going to visit very soon. Hope to find more then. Thanks again.

Rose and Charles Francis Coghlan

Louise Christensen (View posts)
Posted: 958083601000
Thanks for the info you sent. I went to the library this week and found the 1870 Charleston census that lists T. J. Coghlan as 67 years old and employed as Sheriff. His wife was listed as Penelope and she was 58 years old and a housewife. Both were born in South Carolina. They were the only ones on the census. Thomas was a very prominent leader in Sumter. There is a lot written about him there. I saw that when I was looking for my grandfather. I will send anything else that I find out. Have not had any luck on John Alfred yet.

T. J. Coghlan

charles coghlan (View posts)
Posted: 958140240000
Thanks. T. J. Was also state senator, was a blacksmith whitesmith. He was born 1803 on the high seas from Ireland, married Penelope Sledge. They had no issue but adopted Penelope's neice. He was brother to my g-grandfather, Andrew Jackson Coghlan. He died in Sumter but have been unable to find his grave (found penelope's in Sumter). Since T. J. helped found first catholic church in Sumter, and the church was later moved to another location, suspect he is buried in cemetery of old church. He was indentured to a blacksmith named Hughes. I believe a portrait of T. J. hangs in an elementary school in Charleston but unable to locate it yet. Thanks and will send you any information I have on Rose. Their father, Francis Marion Coghlan was reputed to publish a magazine in England "Coghlan's Continental Guide" but still searching for that.



Posted: 958736573000
I found Anna Marie Kirby as the wife of Francis Marion Coghlan who are the parents of Charles Francis and Rose Coghlan. Rose's birth date is 3-18-1851. Is this right? I found a copy of the book "History and Records of the Charleston Orphan House, 1790-1860", page 57 which has this info: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN COGHLAN Admitted Feb. 15, 1816 aged four years by ELLEN COGHLAN, mother. Born April 11,_______. Indentured to Thomas Fulton (of Laurens District) as a planter July 29, 1824. Indentures expired April 11, 1832. (G-106). and JACKSON COGHLAN Admitted Sept. 23, 1818 aged five yearsby ELESNOR COGHLAN, mother. Indentured to John Duff as a shoemaker June 14, 1827. Indentures expired Sept. 24, 1834. (I-6) Admitted from the Poor House. (AtoA) Absconded April 14, 1824 and returned July 25, 1824. (ROSP, July 25, 1824). Hope this will help. I still have not found anything on John Albert Coghlan. Thank you for all the info you have sent. Hope to hear from you soon.



charles coghlan (View posts)
Posted: 958778588000
Bless you this is welcome info on Francis M
Coghlan all the other info on Benjamin Jackson(my g-g-grandfather) jibes with what I
found in Charleston, SC years ago and yours is more detailed. I am searching in SC for John Alfred latest set of rabbit
tracks lead to Sumter, SC. Thomas Jefferson
Coghlan was very prominent there in mid 1800s
and since John Alfred would have been kin, I am hoping that I may make a connection here.
I give you a hearty thanks for your info and
please continue to share every little bit and
we will reciprocate. When I get a good copy
on tape of Rose Coghlan's recording and a better picture, will send this to you. Thanks again.

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