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Re: Mary Cahoron & Joseph Guy of Orange Co., NC 1775
Posted by: Charlie Weaver (ID *****9767) Date: April 26, 2002 at 08:28:06
In Reply to: Mary Cahoron & Joseph Guy of Orange Co., NC 1775 by Robert O. Calhoon of 1322

I think that you will find that the descendants of Alexander COHARON settled on the surname COTHRAN or
COTHRON, even CAUTHRON, in the Caswell & Person Co (formed from Orange) area. Alexander's name appears
several different ways, owing to the phonetic spelling, or lack thereof, of barely literate clerks. He even shows up
as COWHORN in the Caswell Petition (1771). Other surname spellings include CAUGHRON, COCHRAN, etc.
His son John stayed in the area long after Alexander's death and his name appears as COTHRAN or COTHRON.
I have never seen any reference to CAHOON, CALHOON, etc.


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