Francis Sylvester Coggeshall

21 December 1840–30 August 1914 (Age 73)
Virginia, Cass, Illinois, United States

The Life of Francis Sylvester

When Francis Sylvester Coggeshall was born on 21 December 1840, in Virginia, Cass, Illinois, United States, his father, William Henry Cogeshall, was 21 and his mother, Mary Ann Biddlecome, was 20. He married Hester Ann Dew on 13 August 1865. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Havana, Mason, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Bondin Township, Murray, Minnesota, United States in 1900. He died on 30 August 1914, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Seattle, King, Washington, United States.

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Francis Sylvester Coggeshall
Hester Ann Dew
Marriage: 13 August 1865
Charles Calvin Coggeshall
Minnie Myrtle Coggeshall
Hattie May Coggeshall
William Henry Coggeshall
Clara Bell Coggeshall
Bella Ann Coggeshall
Grace Lee Cogeshall
Freddie Coggeshall
Junie Cogeshall
Lulu Beatrice Cogeshall
Carter Harrison Coggeshall

Spouse and Children

13 August 1865


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Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Cogeshall





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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 8

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 21

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Coggeshall in Essex, named from an Old English personal name Cogg + halh ‘nook’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Frances Cogshell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • F S Cogshall, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Francis S Cogshell in household of Martin L Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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