John Farrington Cahoon

Brief Life History of John Farrington

When John Farrington Cahoon was born on 19 October 1839, in Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, William Farrington Cahoon, was 25 and his mother, Nancy Miranda Gibbs, was 22. He married Margaret Sharp on 29 September 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 21 June 1910, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Farrington Cahoon
Margaret Sharp
Marriage: 29 September 1862
Thirza Violate Cahoon
Jane Sharp Cahoon
John Sharp Cahoon
William Farrington Cahoon
Margaret Sharp Cahoon
James Sharp Cahoon
Stephen Le Roy Cahoon
Gideon Ray Cahoon
Joseph P. Sharp Cahoon
Patience S Cahoon
Hyram Young Cahoon
Nancy Miranda Cahoon
Henry Reynolds Cahoon
Adam Sharp Cahoon

Sources (78)

  • John Cahoon in household of William F Cahoon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Farrington Cahoon - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: John Farrington Cahoon
  • John F Cahoon, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

World Events (8)

1841 · The Nauvoo Legion

In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1858 · A House Divided

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

Irish (Down and Antrim): variant (reflecting the traditional pronunciation) of Scottish Colquhoun .

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

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Story Highlight

JOHN FARRINGTON CAHOON, by Marybelle Cahoon Briggs.

John Farrington Cahoon was born October 19, 1840 in Montrose, Lee County, Iowa. He was the eldest son of William F. Cahoon, who was the oldest son of Reynolds Cahoon. John had two older sisters. Jo …

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