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Early Cohoes in Pennsylvania and Other States

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Early Cohoes in Pennsylvania and other U.S. States
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It is well known that Daniel Cohoe emigrated from Ireland to America in about 1740, and married Mary Cutter. The family records show 4 children, John, Jacob, Sarah and Andrew (referred to in the family as Ambrose). The descendants of Ambrose are well documented. Perhaps because Ambrose (who was not Quaker at the time) married Deborah Heacock, a Quaker. Two of the children of John, John and Margaret, have been documented. Sarah's children will be hard to find. If she married and had children, her married name is not known at this time.

The analysis here is an attempt to find more grandchildren of Daniel, in particular more children of John and Jacob Cohoe starting in Pennsylvania using the records available through familysearch.org. There is no indication that either John or Jacob were at any time Quaker. John's daughter Margaret was christened in the Lutheran church in York, Pennsylvania in 1781.

Census Data
Roger Cohoe (named spelled correctly) is in the 1790 census for Montgomery, Maryland. The household being 1 white male over 16, 1 white male under 16, and 2 white females.

For the 1800-1820 census more detail is given. Ages 0-10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, over 45, first for white males, then for white females.

1800 Jacob Koho M: 0 0 1 0 1 F: 0 2 0 0 1 Chestnuthill Northampton, Penn.
1800 John Coho M: 0 0 1 0 0 F: 3 0 1 0 0 Hopewell and Woodberry, Bedford, Penn
1810 Asa Coho M: 2 0 0 10 F: 3 0 010 Northunberland , Penn.
1810 John Coho M: 1 0 0 1 0 F: 3 2 0 1 0 Greenfield Bedford, Penn.
1810 Mitttius Coho M: 1 0 1 0 0 F: 2 2 1 0 0 Upper Milford, Northampton, Penn.
1810 Roger Coho M: 1 1 2 0 1 F: 2 2 1 1 0 Washington, Kentucky
1820 John Coho M: 1 1 2 1 0 F: 2 0 0 1 0 Toamensing, Northampton
1820 John Coho M: 1 0 1 0 1 F: 3 2 1 1 0 Greenfield Bedford

1830 census John Coho, Greenfield, Bedford: John and his wife are 50-60, Their youngest daughter is 10-15, ther are 2 female children under 5, and probably a married son or daughter with spouse both aged about 20.

This information is shown graphically in the images as birth years for a H-head, W-wife, M-male children and F-female children. The John Coho in Bedford in the years 1800-1830 are interpreted as the same person. The birth years for Mittius are narrowed down to reasonable ages for having children. Asa is omitted as it is known he is the son of Ambrose Cohoe who went to Canada. (Asa returned to Pennsylvania when he came of age.)

Cohoe Birth Years - John++

Cohoe Birth Years - Jacob++

Other Data: Lillie M T Coho born 1777 married 1803 in Lynn MA Warren Wilkins b 1776.
John Cohoe born 1775, was buried in 1840 in the Old Joel Hershberger Farm Cemetery, Elk Lick Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania.
James Cohoe served in the Maryland militia in the war of 1812
John Cohoe served in the Kentucky militia in the war of 1812


Jacob Cohoe, son of Daniel, was born on or before 1755 (1800 census)

Jacob Cohoe (as well as John Cohoe) had a son John (both grandchildren of Daniel appear in the 1820 census)

Based on location Mittius is also the son of Jacob (Jacob, son John and Mittius are all in Northampton)

John Cohoe, born about 1745, had a wife named Catharine (birth of Margaret)

Based on location, and age, Roger Cohoe, born on or before 1765 is probably the son of John. (Roger was in Montgomery Maryland in 1790, south of York, before moving to Washington Kentucky.)

The James Cohoe and the John Cohoe that served in the 1812 war in Maryland and Kentucky, respectively, are the right age to be sons of Roger Cohoe.

John Cohoe, born 1775, died in 1840 Elk Lick Township, Somerset, PA buried Old Joel Hershberger Farm Cemetery (This is near Bedford so its John son of John)

Lillie M T Coho born 1777 who married Warren Wilkins (b 1776) in 1803 in Lynn MA, may be the daughter of either John or Jacob Cohoe.

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