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Elisha Choguill Family Tree

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Elisha Choguill b 1782, Chester Co., PA(?) (1850 & 1860 censuses have MD), d 24 Sep 1867, Morgan Co., OH, m ca 1800, Sarah Miller, b ca 1785, Chester Co., PA, d 1837/8, Jefferson Co. (?), OH, dau of John and Sarah Miller. Sarah’s sister, Nancy Ann Miller, b 11 Apr 1783, d 2 Apr 1872, lived with the family and became Elisha’s housekeeper after Sarah’s death (she was with Samuel Choguill in 1870). She is bur in Lightner Ridge Cem., Morgan Co., OH, and her name is on Elisha’s tombstone there. Is Elisha a son of John (see page 291)? Beatrice Cowgill surmised from line of Eleazer, either John or Eleazer Jr. However, Eleazer Jr probably d early, and John was in DE by 1773, dying there in 1781. His widow was still there in 1787. Genevieve Choguill thought Elisha’s father was John who d 1816 in Butler Co., OH. Family lore has Elisha descended from a Revolutionary War John who came to America with Lafayette’s army (not likely).


Elisha recorded a deed in Jefferson Co., OH, 30 Apr 1814 for a lot in Mt Pleasant on the waters of Short Creek. He bought land in Bloom Twp, Morgan Co. (deed was made in Belmont Co.), in 1836, then sold it 18 Mar 1837. In Mar 1837, he bought 75 acres in Section 6, Twp 8, Range 12, which he held for 20 years (tax receipts used Choguill, Cogle, Coquill, Cougill).

Children: known are – Harriet, Elizabeth, John, William, Samuel, Lydia, Sarah


1 Harriet (Hattie) Choguill b 1806, VA, d 1867, m 20 Mar 1828 (as Cowgill), Belmont Co., OH, Benjamin Hooper, b 1802, VA, d 1876, son of Barton and Catherine (____) Hooper.


2 Elizabeth Choguill, m 3 Oct 1833 (as Cogle), Belmont Co., OH, William Cooper (per OH marriage records; but was it Hooper? Benjamin had a brother William. An Elizabeth G. Hooper, widow, age 80, b PA, lived next door to John Choguill in 1880).


3 John Choguill b 8 Feb 1809, PA, d 3 Oct 1883, m 5 Nov 1840, Belmont Co., OH, Elizabeth J. Gatewood, b 24 Feb 1821 (1880 census has b 1811), OH (VA?), d 20 Dec 1894, probably dau of John Gatewood (1785-1869), also bur Lightner Ridge Cem. Were in Cass Co., MO, in 1870, then back to Morgan Co. Not located in 1840. Both bur Lightner Ridge Cem., Morgan Co., OH.

Children: known are – Lucinda, George, William, Elisha, Lawson, Lydia, John, Arthur, Ruth Anna?


1 Lucinda Choguill b ca 1841, OH, m 9 Feb 1864, Morgan Co., OH, Jesse Harper. No further information..


2 George B. Choguill b Sep 1842, OH (on 1870 census, Cass Co., MO, with parents), d 2 Feb 1912. George was a veteran of the Civil War, serving as a private in Co F, 77th Ohio Infantry (the same unit as brother Elisha), enlisting 6 Nov 1861, mustered out 8 Mar 1866. A regimental history states George was captured 25 Apr 1864 at the battle of Marks' Mills, AR; later exchanged. He applied for an invalid pension 3 May 1899 (application # 283933, cert # 502059), no state given. On the 1900 Census, Montgomery Co. (Jefferson Twp), OH, George is listed as resident at the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers; in 1910 at the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Home in Erie Co. Bur Lightner Cem., Morgan Co., OH. Single.


3 William Gatewood Choguill b 27 Apr 1844, OH, d 25 Jun 1909, m 23 Sep 1868, Morgan Co., Lydia Ann Godfrey, b 21 Mar 1843, OH, d 16 Nov 1939, dau of Samuel Belden and Catherine (Ellison) Godfrey. William was a school teacher in MO in 1870, then returned to Morgan Co. by 1880. Both bur Lightner Cem., Morgan Co., OH.

Children: known are – Laura, Francis, Edward


1 Laura Ella Choguill b Oct 1870, MO, d 1931, m 26 May 1895, Albert Pearson Bundy, b 29 May 1870, Morgan Co., d 29 Jun 1923, son of Clarkson and Harriet (Green) Bundy. Both bur Stockport Cem., Morgan Co., OH.


2 Francis M. Choguill b 1872, OH, d 25 Nov 1880, bur Tabor Cem., Morgan Co., OH.


3 Edward Rosco Choguill b 29 Aug 1873, OH, d 4 Mar 1948, m 29 Feb 1896, Morgan Co., OH, Laura L. Hopkins, b 19 Apr 1872, OH, d 28 Nov 1950, dau of George and Lydia (Acheson) Hopkins. Edward was a public school teacher in Morgan Co.

Children: known are – Grace, George, Mabel


1 Grace Mae Choguill b 6 Feb 1897, OH, d 31 Jul 1955, m 15 Jun 1925, Morgan Co., Howard Everett Whipple. Grace bur Chesterhill, Morgan Co., OH.


2 George Hopkins Choguill b 23 Jan 1900, OH, d 14 Feb 1990, m Velma M. Matthews, b 27 Sep 1908, d 15 Jun 1998. An oilworker, George lived in Huntington, Cabell Co., WV. He was a veteran of World War II. George is shown in 1940 as married, lodging with his mother and sister; Velma shown as single with her parents. Enumerator error, or was there an earlier marriage? He is shown on WW2 enlistment papers (1942) as single, without dependents. Family?


3 Mabel Kathleen Choguill b 18 Feb 1906, OH, d 10 Mar 2002. Last address Lebanon, Warren Co., OH. Apparently single.


4 Elisha Choguill b 27 Jan 1847, OH, d 19 Dec 1925, m 16 Sep 1868, Morgan Co., Harriet (Hattie) Irene Humphrey, b 13 May 1851, OH, d 21 Nov 1927. Both bur Stockport Cem., Morgan Co., OH. Elisha was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting (as did brother George) 11 Feb 1864 in Co F, 77th Ohio Infantry. He applied for a pension 2 Feb 1892 (applic # 172097, cert # 121665) and his widow Hattie J. applied 31 Jan 1926 from OH (applic # 1241312). On the 1890 veteran's census, Elisha listed a disability from sunstroke.

Children: known are – Sarah, Mary, Jesse


1 Sarah E Choguill b May 1870, OH, d 1950, m 14 Sep 1890, Morgan Co., OH, John Wesley Pierpoint, b Apr 1868, OH.


2 Mary Alice (also Alice M.) Choguill b 19 Jan 1873, OH, m(1) 3 Sep 1893, Morgan Co., OH, John Biggum, b ca 1872; m(2) Frank Nickols, b ca 1876, OH.


3 Jesse Humphrey Choguill b 17 Dec 1876, OH, d 6 Mar 1961, m 24 Apr 1900, Morgan Co., OH, Rosa Marie McHugh, b Aug 1874, OH, d 16 Jul 1955, dau of James and Anna (Shields) McHugh. In Syracuse, NY, in 1930. Jesse was a vice-president and general manager of the John Deere Plow Co.

Children: known are – Pauline, Maurice, Madeline


1 Pauline Choguill b 6 Jul 1903, OH, d May 1980, m 5 Sep 1933, Syracuse, Eugene W. Walrath, b 22 Jan 1907, d Jul 1975.


2 William Maurice Choguill b 6 Jul 1905, OH, m 1 Jun 1933, Buffalo, NY, Verena Moran, b 26 Nov 1903, MI(?), d 9 Nov 1999, dau of John Moran. William graduated Syracuse Univ., Verena Univ of MI. She is listed in Who's Who of American Women, 4th and 5th editions. Long time residents of Syracuse, later in Denver. A William Choguill House, constructed 1933, 310 Brookford Rd., Syracuse, NY, is extant.

   Children: known are - John, Mena, Francine, John Jesse


3 Madeline Choguill b 30 Aug 1909, OH, d Mar 1976, m Daniel O. Gerth, b 4 Nov 1907, d Jun 1959.


5 Lawson Choguill b 1850 (age 2/12 in Aug 1850), OH. This must be the Arthur Choguill b 1848, d 13 Sep 1856, bur Lightner Cem.


6 Lydia Ann Choguill b 11 Apr 1854, OH, d 22 Jan 1916, m 19 Nov 1874, Morgan Co., OH, Robert Green, b 1843, d 1923.


7 John W. Choguill b Dec 1857, OH, d 1921, m 22 Oct 1885, Mary F. Hiatt, b 7 Mar 1861, OH, d 7 Apr 1933. John, a school teacher, and unnamed wife residing with sister Anna in 1920. Mary had apparently been a Quaker and was disciplined (Chesterfield MM minutes) in 1888 for marriage "contrary to discipline". Both bur Chesterhill Cem., Morgan Co.


8 Arthur Elmer Choguill b 27 Apr 1863 (1862 on tombstone), OH, d 30 Apr 1949, m 4 Oct 1893, Wood Co., WV, Cora E. Wood, b 1867, WV, d 1928. Arthur lived in Wood Co., WV. Both bur Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.

Children: known are – Lucille, Marie


1 Lucille Choguill b Mar 1895, WV, m 11 May 1913, Wood Co., Roy E Cooper, d bef 1920.


2 Marie Choguill b 10 Feb 1905, WV, m 29 Jan 1927, Wood Co., Robert Earl Dugan.


9? Ruth Anna Choguill b Feb 1873, OH, d 1950, m ca 1898, James Elwood Mercer, b Feb 1863, OH, d 1944, son of Solomon and Eliza Mercer (John Choguill, living with Anna and J. E. in 1920, is listed as "brother-in-law" to J. E.).


4 William Choguill b ca 1816, OH, d Mar 1860 (on Mortality Schedule, age 44, of disease of kidney), m 11 Oct 1844, Washington, OH, Lucinda Gatewood, b 16 Aug 1822, VA (on 1860 census; OH on 1870/1880 – as was her sister who married John Choguill), d 4 Jun 1922.

Children: known are – Francis, Albert, Sarah, Otho, Herman, William, Lucy


1 Francis M. Choguill b 1846, OH. A college "teacher" in Zanesville in 1880, Los Angeles 1888 - 1890. Alive in 1910 (mother Lucinda claimed four children were alive that year)? No further information.


2 Albert B. Choguill b 2 Jun 1848, OH (listed on the 1900 Census, Allen Twp, Union Co., OH, as a farm laborer, single w/Shepherd & Eliza Clark), d 21 Dec 1933. Albert was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in Co H, 5th Regiment, Ohio Infantry. He applied for a pension (no date), application # 1,012,776, cert # 1,162,430, from OH. Never married.


3 Sarah E. Choguill b 1850, OH, d 20 Sep 1881, aged 31y 1m 21d, m 26 Dec 1869, Morgan Co., Joshua White, b ca 1843, OH, d 2 Feb 1872, aged 28y 1m 24d. Joshua was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in Co E, 78th Ohio Infantry. Both bur Pennsville Cem., Morgan Co.


4 Otho S. Choguill b 1854, d 31 Oct 1856, bur Lightner Cem..


5 Herman W. Choguill b 1858, OH, d 1887, m 18 Apr 1878, Morgan Co., Mary Worthington, b Jan 1859, OH, d 1914, dau of Nathan S. and Maria Worthington, and sister to brother William's wife. Mary m(2) ___ Bingman. Both bur Pennsville Cem., Morgan Co.

Children: known are – Ethel, Bertha, Lelia


1 Ethel Choguill b 30 Sep 1878, OH, d 29 Apr 1952, m 26 Nov 1906, Morgan Co., OH, Charles D. Simpson, b 1872, OH.


2 Bertha Choguill b Aug 1880, OH, m 5 Dec 1904, Morgan Co., OH, Charles F. Stallsmith, b 1878, OH, d 1910, son of George and Harriett (Harrison) Stallsmith.


3 Lelia M. Choguill b 3 May 1885, OH, d 15 Dec 1951, Zanesville, m 11 Apr 1904, Morgan Co., OH, Harold J. Crabtree, b 1883, OH.


6 William T. Choguill (twin) b 19 Aug 1860, OH, d 15 Mar 1951, m 1 Dec 1881, Morgan Co., OH, Almeda Worthington, b 1 Sep 1860, OH, d 14 Jun 1949, dau of Nathan S. and Maria Worthington, and sister to brother Herman's wife.

Children: known are – Harold, Lucille


1 Harold Herman Choguill b 3 Jul 1886, OH, d 28 Aug 1969, Morgan Co., OH, m 22 Dec 1906, Morgan Co., OH, Goldie M. Newberry, b 1887, OH, d 17 Nov 1963, dau of Joseph and Alice (Scott) Newberry. Both bur Stockport Cem., Morgan Co., OH.

Children: known are – Richard, Kathryn, Helen


1 Richard N. Choguill b 23 Jul 1910, OH, d 11 Aug 1979, m Maxine L. Steinmetz, b 19 Feb 1920, OH, d 22 Jan 2002. In Los Angeles in 1930. Last address McConnelsville, Morgan Co., OH. Family?


2 Kathryn Choguill b 30 Jul 1912, OH, d 11 Jun 2001, m Harold M. LeFavor, b 23 Oct 1910, d 30 Apr 1998.


3 Helen Choguill b 16 Feb 1922, OH, d 22 Oct 1990, m Harold Mather.


2 Lucille Choguill b Mar 1891, OH, d 1919, m 26 Oct 1911, Morgan Co., OH, Charles Arthur Penrose, b 26 Oct 1890, Pennsville, Morgan Co., OH, d 10 Jan 1977, son of Charles Barclay and Adda (Coulson) Penrose.


7 Lucy Margaret Choguill (twin) b 19 Aug 1860, OH, d 16 Jan 1929, m 2 May 1896, Morgan Co., OH, Wilson Thompson, b 1857, OH, d 1941.


5 Samuel Choguill b 20 Mar 1822, OH, d 1887, m 4 Mar 1847, Morgan Co., Sabilla (also as Sybilla) Todd, b 7 Jun 1828, OH, d 2 Oct 1915, dau of William and Rachel Todd. Sabilla listed as a widow on 1900 Census, Woodson Co., KS (shown as having had three children), with son Lewis on 1910 census. Both bur Mt Hope Cem., Humboldt, KS. Samuel, a contractor and builder, moved from OH to KS in 1884.

Children: known are (one unknown) – William, Dearman, Sarah, Lewis


1 William Alcanzor Choguill b 25 Mar 1848, OH, d 4 Apr 1907, m 20 Sep 1874, Morgan Co., Lauretta M. Milner, b Feb 1851, OH, d Apr 1930. Both bur Mt Hope Cem., Humboldt, KS. William shown as “reading medicine” in 1870 with parents; as a physician in Perry, KS, in 1880, and as a lawyer in Allen Co., KS, in 1885. Lauretta listed as a widow in Allen Co. in 1910. No children.


2 Dearman T. Choguill b 1856, OH, m 30 May 1880, Mary E. Boles, b 1858, OH. No further information.


3 Sarah Eliza Choguill b Apr 1858, OH, d 27 Feb 1946. A schoolteacher (living with brother Lewis in 1910; the “maid” Lida, age 61, living with him in 1920). Bur Mt Hope Cem., Humboldt, KS.


4 Lewis Groves Choguill b 10 Apr 1873, OH, d 31 Dec 1960, m 16 Oct 1901, Effie May Ladd, b 30 Jul 1877, KS, d Jan 1971, dau of Leroy O. and Philena (Gibbs) Ladd. Lived in Woodson Co., KS. Both bur Mt Hope Cem., Humboldt, KS.

Children: known are – Orlo, Harold


1 Orlo Choguill b 14 Jan 1904, KS, d 23 May 1998, age 94, Newton, KS, m 25 Jun 1929, Kirksville, MO, Bernice Katherine Coslett, b 4 Dec 1904, d 9 Nov 1999, dau of Rev. John and Katherine (Williams) Coslett. Lived in Newton, Harvey Co., KS. Orlo was a minister in the First Presbyterian Church, Topeka; listed in Who's Who in America, 38th edition.

Children: known are – Mary, Catherine


1 Mary Alice Choguill b ca 1932, KS, m 27 Jan 1952, Topeka, Kenneth Halverson. In MN in the 1950s.


2 Catherine Mae Choguill b ca 1935, KS, m Dale Goldsmith.


2 Harold Samuel Choguill b 12 Jan 1907, KS, d 27 Dec 1996, m 24 Apr 1933, Chanute, Genevieve Linder, b 24 Apr 1911, d 20 Nov 1996. Lived in Chanute, Neosho Co., KS. Harold was professor emeritus of chemistry at Fort Hays State University. Genevieve and Harold were joint authors of A History of the Humboldt, Kansas, Community; 1855-1988, Newton: Mennonite Press, 1988. Harold listed in American Men & Women of Science, 13th through 19th editions, and in Who's Who in the Midwest, 23rd edition.

   Child: known is - Charles


6 Lydia Choguill b 1823, OH, d 15 Jan 1885, m 6 Feb 1845 (as Chogle), Washington Co., OH, William Israel, b 1822, OH, d 1892. Lydia and family lived next to her father in Morgan Co. Both bur Jones Cem., Chillicothe, MO. William was a Civil War veteran, serving in Co F, 77th Ohio.


7 Sarah Choguill b 1828, OH, d 1889. Schoolteacher. Living with brother John in 1880. Bur Ridges Cem., Athens Co., OH. Single.





Family files in possession of Genevieve (Mrs Harold) Choguill, Hays, KS

Census records

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