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Alexander McCaughan

Alexander McCaughan

Male 1847 - 1921  (74 years)

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  • Name Alexander McCaughan  [1
    Born 1 May1847  , Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Oct 1921  Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 26 Oct 1921  Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3581  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2015 

    Father James McCaughan 
    Mother Catharine McCanachie 
    Family ID F1935  Group Sheet

    Family Martha Glass,   b. 16 Feb 1847, , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1917, Pittsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1868  Ramoan, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Katherine McCaughan,   b. 12 Apr 1871, Ballycastle, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1894, Sparta, Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     2. Mary A. McCaughan,   b. 14 Oct 1869, Ballycastle, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1953, Venetia, Washington, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Anna McCaughan,   b. Abt 10 Jun 1875, Eden, Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1875, Eden, Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. Martha McCaughan,   b. Abt 20 Jun 1875, Eden, Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1875, Eden, Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     5. Margret Jane McCaughan,   b. 24 Oct 1876, Sparta, Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1901, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     6. Hugh Chess McCaughan,   b. 04 Dec 1879, Township 5, Range 5 , Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956  (Age 76 years)
     7. Emma E. McCaughan,   b. Dec 1881, , , Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Alexander Glass McCaughan,   b. Jun 1883, , , Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949, , Pinellas, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     9. William John McCaughan,   b. Abt Nov 1886, Eden, Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1887, Eden, Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F148  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Alexander McCaughan
    Alexander McCaughan

    Documents
    Alexander McCaughan Death Certificate Oct 24, 1921
    Alexander McCaughan Death Certificate Oct 24, 1921
    Mary (McCaughan) Baird signed the certificate

    Headstones
    Alexander McCaughan
    Alexander McCaughan
    Alex. McCaughan
    May 1, 1847
    Oct. 24, 1921
    Plot: Section: 27 Lot: B Single Grave: 74

  • Notes 
    • REF: Randolph County, IL Births 1792-1879
      page 113
      McCaughen, Hugh born Dec 4, 1879, township 5, range 5, father-Alexander McCaughen age 32 born in Ireland, farmer, mother-Martha Glass age 31 born in Ireland, 6th child, male, doctor-David S. Booth M.D.

      REF: 1860 census
      David McCaughan, 23, Teamster, born in Ireland, is living with the John Hodson family (page 221). Is this a brother of Alexander?

      REF: Marilyn Kay McCaughan
      Thank you for the picture of Alexander McCaughan! I will show it to my Dad and ask him if he has the same picture. That would be really interesting if he does!
      I made a typing error in my first email to you. My great grandfather is Alexander McCaughan, my grandfather is Hugh C. McCaughan, my father is Hugh A. McCaughan. My maiden name was Marilyn Kay McCaughan. I grew up in Kittanning, Pa. I am 58 years old.
      My cousin, Joe, emailed me with questions about the family for me to ask my Dad and Dad has been looking through old papers and pictures etc. My Dad has found some background information. It was Joe's request about family history etc. and our discussions about whether or not there are any male McCaughan descendants to carry on the name that prompted me to use the Google Search Engine to look up the name McCaughan -- which ultmately led me to you.
      I am going to Carbon Copy my cousin Joe my correspondence to you.
      To answer your questions:
      Alexander McCaughan born: 1845 died: 1921
      Martha McCaughan born: 1844 died: 1917
      They came from Antrim County, Ireland.

      Hugh Ansley McCaughan said that Alexander was referred to as ALEC. He does not know how they spelled it, but they pronounced it as Alec.
      Hugh A. McCaughan was 5 when his grandfather, Alec, died.

      Alexander and Martha and their family moved to Pittsburg, PA from Randolph County, IL

      Both Alexander and Martha are buried in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA. Hugh A and his brother, Don McCaughan, visited their graves. There were no stones but there was a plate. There is an administration building at the Allegheny Cemetery that houses the records. He had an interest in horses and working with horses.

      The McCaughan family used to chuckle about the time Alexander gave his two older grandsons a coin each. He gave the older boy, Roland, a 1/2 dollar and the younger boy, Robert, a smaller coin perhaps a nickel -- at any rate the younger boy looked at his smaller coin and threw it out the window!

      REF: International Records: Index to Griffith's Valuation of Ireland, 1848-1864
      This data set, an index to one of Ireland's premier genealogical resources, Griffith's Valuation, references approximately one million individuals who occupied property in Ireland between 1848 and 1864. The Griffith's Valuation, or Primary Valuation of Ireland, was executed under the direction of Sir Richard Griffith to determine the amount of tax each person should pay towards the support of the poor within their poor law union. This involved determining the value of all privately held lands and buildings in rural as well as urban areas to figure the rate at which each unit of property could be rented year after year. The resulting survey was arranged by barony and civil parish with an index to the townlands appearing in each volume. The original volumes of the survey are held in the National Archives, Dublin and Public Record Office, Belfast. In addition to providing the name of the householder, Griffith's Valuation provides a map reference number to help you identify and perhaps locate property.
      The Heritage Centre
      26 Market Square, Dungannon
      Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland BT70 1AB
      Or, visit: http://www.iol.ie/irishworld

      Mc Caughan, Alex.
      County: Antrim Parish: Ramoan
      Location: T/Ballycastle/Anne Street

      REF: USGenWeb Pawnee County, OK website
      TERLTON, OKLAHOMA
      THE TERLTON ENTERPRISE 1913
      BIG OIL STRIKE
      A 500 barrel oil well was brought in on the Clark farm, no. 1 location north
      of the southeast corner in the southwest of sec. 36-21-7. This well is owned
      by the Devonian Oil Co. This well is only four miles from Terlton, it is
      expected that this lucky strike will cause a lot of drilling.

      Mr. Gerstle who has been sick with lagrippe is improving.

      A.R. McKaughan who recently disposed of his livery business at this place to
      G.F. Baker will soon leave for the Tiger Oil Field where he expects to engage
      in the livery business.

      Census Data
      1880 Sparta City, Randolph, IL lists a John McCaughan living with his daughter, Margaret Mark. John is listed as 76 and born in Ireland. Is this Alex's father and is Margaret his sister?
      1900
      1910 District 0371, Pittsburg Ward 8, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
      Lists Alex and Martha McCauggan ages 62 and 63. He immigrated in 1871 and she in 1872. States they had 9 children and 3 are living
      1920 District 631, Pittsburgh Ward 19, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania
      Alex is living with his daughter's family (Mary Baird), age 73, immigrated in 1871, naturalized in 1877

  • Sources 
    1. [S117] Randolph County, IL Births 1792-1879, 113.
      McCaughen, Hugh born Dec 4, 1879, township 5, range 5, father-Alexander McCaughen age 32 born in Ireland, farmer, mother-Martha Glass age 31 born in Ireland, 6th child, male, doctor-David S. Booth M.D.

    2. [S86] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 , Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, (Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), Certificate Number: 90929 (Reliability: 3), 22 Mar 2015.
      Name:Alexander McCaughan
      Gender:Male
      Race:White
      Age:74
      Birth Date:1 May 1847
      Birth Place:Ireland
      Death Date:24 Oct 1921
      Death Place:Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA
      Father Name:James McCaughan
      Father Birth Place:Ireland
      Mother Name:Catherine McConneha
      Mother Birth Place:Ireland


    3. [S87] Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898, FamilySearch.org, reference p137 ln11; FHL microfilm 101,534 (Reliability: 3), 22 Mar 2015.
      Name: Alexander Mc Caughan
      Spouse's Name: Martha Glass
      Event Date: 20 Nov 1868
      Event Place: Ramoan, Antrim, Ireland
      Father's Name: James Mc Caughan
      Spouse's Father's Name: Thomas Glass