Sofronia Coggeshall

Female20 August 1847–19 March 1864

Brief Life History of Sofronia

When Sofronia Coggeshall was born on 20 August 1847, in Bath, Mason, Illinois, United States, her father, William Henry Coggeshall, was 28 and her mother, Mary Ann Biddlecome, was 26. She lived in Mason City Township, Mason, Illinois, United States in 1850. She died on 19 March 1864, in Bath, Mason, Illinois, United States, at the age of 16, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Mason, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Coggeshall
Mary Ann Biddlecome
Francis Sylvester Coggeshall
William Nelson Coggeshall
John Guthrie Coggeshall
Sofronia Coggeshall
Charlotte Cogeshall
Thomas Jefferson Coggeshall
Alice Almira Coggeshall
Sarah Fanny Coggeshall
Charles Henry Coggeshall
Horace Greeley Coggeshall
Mary Ellen Coggeshall

Sources (7)

  • Sophronia Cogshell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sofronia Cogeshall, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sofronia Coggeshall -

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World Events (6)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 1

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.

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 9

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

1858 · A House Divided

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Name Meaning

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

History: This name was taken to America in 1632 by John Coggeshall, who became first governor of RI, and in 1635 by John Cogswell. In 1887 a descendant, Daniel Cogswell, founded Cogswell College, San Francisco.

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

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