My husband and i are tracing back our family trees and we have hit a wall on his. His last name is Coghlan and is part of a branch of that family that has been in Philadelphia since the late 1800's. We have gotten as far as tracing it to John Coghlan (Coughlan) born around 1850 in Ireland and married to Ann or Anna. They made there way to Liverpool, England by the 1870's and had at least 6 kids all born in Liverpool. Their kids are names Joseph, John, Dennis, Thomas, Mary, and Ann. The whole family was in Philadelphia by 1891. Joseph is my husband's GGgrandfater, Dennis was a catholic priest, and the 2 daughters never married. We know the names, birth years, and death years of all those named above accept when thomas died. These dates were confirmed by my husband by finding there grave at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, PA John, Anna, and allthe children but Thomas are burried together.
If anyone has any info connecting them to Coghlans further back or anything more about the descendants of the other brothers, we'd love to hear it.
-Christine and Joseph Coghlan