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Rachel Sophia Cassingham was born about 1821/1822 in Ohio. Sophia, as she was known, is the daughter of Thomas Cassingham (Sr.) and Phoebe Ford. She died 16 Oct 1853 at about age 31 in Coshocton County, Ohio. She is buried at Adams Mills Cemetery, Adams Mills, Coshocton, Ohio.

  • On 7 Dec 1843, she married (1) Thomas McCrady Barron in Muskingum County, Ohio. He is the son of John Barron and Elizabeth Dickson. He was born 19 Nov 1803 in Venango County, Pennsylvania. He died 5 Jun 1847 at age 43 and is buried at Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Muskingum, Ohio. He was previously married to Maria Flannegan (by whom he had one child, John C. Barron) and Anna Wilson (by whom he also had one child, Anna Laura Barron).
  • On 28 Dec 1848, she married (2) John Coats in Muskingum County, Ohio. He was born about 1820/1821 in Ohio. Rachel was John's second wife. He had previously married Sarah Jane Cass. After Rachel's death, he married Angeline M. White.

Child of Rachel Sophia Cassingham and Thomas McCrady Barron:

  1. Candace Amelia Barron was born 20 May 1846 in Dresden, Muskingum, Ohio.

Children of Rachel Sophia Cassingham and John Coats:

  1. Charlotte Coats was born about Jul 1850 in Ohio.
  2. Isabella Coats was born about 1851/1852 in Ohio.


Rachel: Birth from the 1850 Census (Jefferson, Muskingum, Ohio. P. 151).
Marriage to Thomas from Marriages of Muskingum County, Ohio and her marriage application.
Marriage to John from Marriage Index: Ohio 1789-1850.
Death from her grave marker at Adams Mills Cemetery.

John, Anne & Charlotte: Births from the 1850 Census (Jefferson, Muskingum, Ohio. P. 151).

Isabella: Birth from the 1860 Census (Cass, Muskingum, Ohio).

Census Listings

The individuals in this family appear in the following census listings.

  • Rachel (presumed): 1830 Census. Madison, Muskingum, Ohio. Page 343.
  • Rachel (presumed): 1840 Census. Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio. Page 353.
  • 1850 Census. Jefferson, Muskingum, Ohio. Page 151.
  • Candace: 1860 Census. Jefferson, Muskingum, Ohio. Page 536.
  • Charlotte and Isabella: 1860 Census. Cass, Muskingum, Ohio.


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Daniel Edwards

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2002.