Evidence – Will of John COON, Henry County, Indiana, 1838

Evidence – Will of John COON, Henry County, Indiana, 1838

The following are two thumbnails of the recorded will of John COON from Henry County, Indiana, filed 29 October 1838. Continue reading

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The Massa Theory – Does Our Family Descend from Tecumseh, and If So, How?

The Massa Theory – Does Our Family Descend from Tecumseh, and If So, How?

Genealogy began as my serious hobby when I was 18 and it seemed to take over my life. You know, like when I was supposed to be doing homework… entire weekends at the library… sneaking in some genealogy at the office during lunch break… Genealogy became my passion. Continue reading

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Minnie Magdalene (KUHN) VAN DUYN Ancestry Chart – 5 Generations (Ancestor 15)

Minnie Magdalene (KUHN) VAN DUYN is my 2nd great grandmother. Continue reading

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Evidence – Transcript of the Obituary of George Kuhn

Transcript of the Obituary of George Kuhn
The Hancock Democrat, Greenfield, Indiana
21 November 1901, p. 4

Deaths

George Kuhn died Nov. 17 at his home in Shirley Continue reading

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Family – Coonrod S. COON and Barbara RADABAUGH, Part I

Coonrod S. COON and Barbara RADABAUGH, Part I

The state of West Virginia seceded from Virginia during the Civil War and was admitted to the Union on 20 June 1863. Unless required by context, I will use West Virginia when that location is known even if the date of the event was before its statehood. If I have not found solid evidence of an event occurring in West Virginia, I will usually use Virginia. Any time Harrison and Marion Counties, Virginia, are referenced, I will replace them with West Virginia, as there were and are no other Virginia counties with those names. Continue reading

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Evidence – George KUHN Death Certificate, Hancock County, Indiana, 1901

This might be my favorite piece of evidence – the death certificate of George KUHN. It confirms that he was the son of Coonrod S. COON and Barbara (RADABAUGH) COON. George KUHN was my great-great grandfather. Continue reading

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Evidence – Transcript of the Obituary of Barbara Coon

Transcript of the Obituary of Barbara Coon, With Notes
The New Castle Courier, New Castle, Indiana, 29 September 1882, p. 2, col. 4.1

BABARA [sic] COON

Was born in Harrison county, West Virginia, about the year 1805. Continue reading

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