John Cough


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1. Ursala Leas

John Cough 2

  • Marriage (1): Ursala Leas in 1775 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA 1

bullet   Another name for John is John Kough.


bullet  General Notes:

Information from Kathryn Leas Stuart:

Census(5): At the time of the 1790 Census, John Coagh and family were
living in York Borough, York County, Pennsylvania.

Free white males over 16 including heads of families: 1 (John
Free white males under 16: 3 (3 sons?)
Free white females including heads of families: 3 (Ursala and 2
Misc(6): John Cough has not been found in York County, PA and no burial
place for John
and Ursala has been located.

Kathryn (Leas) Stuart has clues that lead her to believe that this family migrated to the area of Perry and Blair County, Pennsylvania. One John Kough, born 1784, had a
daughter named Ursula Kough and a son named Lease Kough. This seems to me
too much coincidence to be coincidence. I believe that this John Kough may
have been the son of John and Ursula Leas Cough.

The History of Blair County, page 179 says, "The Fairview Cemetery
(Altoona, PA) originated with the Rev. Henry Baker, and the organization of the association, March 3, 1857, took place in the lecture room of his church,
he becoming its first president. The land was purchased of John Kough and
James Trees and embraces some twenty acres of elevated ground on the northern
suburbs of the city. The first person buried in this city of the dead was Andrew McFarren on March 17, 1857. "

Also a church which was early known as Kough's Church, later Sulphur
Springs Church and Rodenbaugh's Church was located near the former Henry Fickes
farm, close to Little Buffalo Creek, opposite Shoaf's mill. It may have been erected
prior to 1824, as in that year New Bloomfield's location was named as "on the road leading from the Dutch Meeting House in Juniata Township."


1. DOCUMENT. Will of Leonard Leas, Sr.
2. LDS Records. Family Group Record.
3. Ibid. IGI Individual Record.
4. Ibid.
5. Census Records. 1790 York Borough.
6. History of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Page 179.


John married Ursala Leas, daughter of Leonard Leas and Salome Worley, in 1775 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.1 (Ursala Leas was born about 1754 in York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.)



1 Kathryn Elizabeth (Leas) Stuart.

2 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

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