William Cohoun, of Swansea, Massachusetts

Part Three; What We Do Know; by Colleen Cahoon The next historical reference to “Our William” is when he decided to leave Block Island, along with Joseph Kent, and others, seeking admission into the town of newly established, Swansea, Massachusetts. William Cahoone, 22 Feb 1669/1670, WAS LISTED among those seeking admission, as an inhabitant, of […]

William Cohoun, of Swansea, Massachusetts

Part Two; What We Do Know; Block Island, by Colleen Cahoon The surname, Cohoun, is an anglicized derivative spelling of the Scottish original land name, Colquhoun, which is pronounced the same.  Known ‘phonetic variants and or mispellings’ of Colquhoun are : CAHOON – CAHOONE, COHOONE, COHOUN, COOHOON, KAHONE, CEHOON, COOHOONE, CHOHOON, COHONE, COHUNE, CAHOUN, CALHOUN, […]

William Cohoun, of Swansea, Massachusetts

Part One; What We Do Not Know, by Colleen Cahoon William Cohoun, (16??-1675) of Swansea, Massachusetts is the ancestor of many Americans, thus rightfully of keen interest, to the genealogists among his descendants. Those interested will be able to find a few genuine historical documents, referencing that Great…Grandfather.  Those documents are considered ‘valid’ evidence of […]