Thanks for the info you sent. I went to the library this week and found the 1870 Charleston census that lists T. J. Coghlan as 67 years old and employed as Sheriff. His wife was listed as Penelope and she was 58 years old and a housewife. Both were born in South Carolina. They were the only ones on the census. Thomas was a very prominent leader in Sumter. There is a lot written about him there. I saw that when I was looking for my grandfather. I will send anything else that I find out. Have not had any luck on John Alfred yet.