Hi Clara! Sounds like we are cousins, 2nd maybe?
I've been searching for where Sullivan was born and who his parents were. I found it was in Davies Indiana and they lived in Patoka Indiana. It seems like I keep hitting blank walls where this is concerned. I tried looking up Coan in Indiana and there are a lot of them, maybe the same clan? I don't have much on the family except what I put in my first note. I know Sullivan went to college (my daughter found that little bit of information.
I had found Hugh F. Coan and Mary L. Patton and was able to do some tracing on Mary. But my Coan information stops with Hugh. I am not even sure when he died or where he is buried. I also do not have his father or information on his ancestors.
Any help you can be would be very appreciated. What information I have is in my family list: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/9061951/person/-846956197
The pictures I have were from my mother's collection and the pictures of Alaska were from the internet. Feel free to link in and collect information you need.