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Only this week have I discovered this website and information. I would love to do the DNA test, but alas, the mtDNA will be useless. FYI: My great, great grandfather, John McCosker was born in 1805 in County Tyrone, died in Philadelphia. The birth information is on his tombstone.
Am looking for information on slightly later kin:
Sarah McCoster (1680-1711, died in Maryland, USA), who married George Edward Dikes/Dakes (b May 4, 1684; d 1716). Her father may have been a Daniel McCosker/McCoster. Sarah and George had children Ann, George, Edward, Mary, and Daniel, all born in Maryland. Thanks!
Some time ago, I obtained a copy of an April 26, 1826 court document (hand written, of course) showing that Hugh McOsker on that day declared his desire to become a citizen of the U.S. before the "court of common pleas in and for the County of Bedford in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania". I got this from the Bedford County Historical Society.
Has anyone seen any info on M.D. (Micheal Daniel) McOsker? Several years ago I was googling our sir-name and found him, he fought in the civil war (for the confederacy) (McOsker, M.D.- Enlisted as a private in Co.A, 8th Regiment Ga.Inf. May 18, 1861. Wounded at 1st battle of Manassas, Va.July 21,1861.Discharged on account of wounds. August 12,1861. Enlisted as a private in Co.C, 40th Regiment Ga. Inf. March 10, 1862 . Wounded at Vicksburg, Miss. July 3, 1863. Discharged on account of wounds)I even found and printed one of his discharge certificates (unfortunately misplaced now) Anyway, I can not seem to find his Discharge again, this saddens me greatly as i felt that even though the Discharge I printed was not of any historical significance it was kinda cool. I do know he is buried in Rome Georgia.
Very well researched (not that I am biased) my dear brother. I was able to snag my wife (Brenda)of 23 years by telling her I was descended from royalty, who knew?...though she does continue to bug me wanting to know where our castle is.
Congratulations and thank you, Ken (Cousin Ken?), for launching this website.
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