Hi Cynthia, My maiden name is McCaughin, also. My gggrandfather was Hugh McCaughin, ggrandfather was William James McCaughin, grandfather was William LeRoy McCaughin (Carlton's brother), father Robert Clinton McCaughin.
Maurice McCaughin and I have been putting together our McCaughin genealogy. We live in California. I am so excited that you posted a message; I'd love to share info. We've been looking for you guys.
Hugh was born on 26 Jun 1832 in Ireland. He died on 11 Nov 1907 in Indianola, Warren County, Iowa. He is buried in Indianola loof.
He married Sarah Kelly, who was born on 6 May 1833 in County Antrim, Ireland. She died on 25 Dec 1901 in Warren Co., Iowa and is also buried at the Indianola loof.
They had four known children: William James, Alexander H., Sarah J., and Elizabeth.
I have Sarah Kelly's obituary, the 1870 Census, etc.,if you would like them. Do you know who Hugh's father was? How about any siblings of Hughs?? We have many guesses, but no proof, yet.