Our earliest known ancestors are the parents of Charles McGlothlen, husband of Jane Davis.Those are John McLaughlin and wife Sarah (Unknown maiden name).
John McLaughlin was born about 1754, he said in Virginia, and his wife, Sarah was about his own age. We know nothing about her parents or exactly when they married.
John was a Revolutionary War private.From his Rev War pension files, we know he and Sarah moved from Caldwell Co, VA (WV) in 1827 to Lafayette Co, MO with his son, John McGlothlin, Jr. (That's how they spelled it.) John Sr. was at that time nearly blind, lame and broke.He died in Lafayette Co, MO on 17 July 1928.
From his probate files, we know that John McLaughlin, Senior left a widow, Sarah, and seven living children when he died.It is not known how many other children, if any, predeceased him.The descendants of two of the children, Charles McGlothlen and Mary (McGlothlen) Keeney are known to have been comprehensively investigated.
What can you find out about the remaining children? John McLaughlin Sr.'s probate file identifies his then living children as: John Keeny who married Susannah McLaughlin. Isaac Lewis who married Elizabeth McLaughlin. Charles McLaughlin (Our ancestor). William Lewis who married Margaret McLaughlin. Wm Davis who married Rebecca McLaughlin. Jonathan Keeny who married Mary McLaughlin (We know a lot about Rev. Jonathan A. Keeney and wife Mary Hannah McGlothlen.). John McLaughlin (This is John Jr., who mostly used the ‘McGlothlin’ spelling).
If you are interested in researching one of the above, send me an Email and I will give you a few 'starters' for your research.
All the Best, Don McGlothlen, McGlothlen Family Historian