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.

Coonrod S. COON (aka Conrad S., Conrad, Coonrod) was born 20 September 1803 in Virginia.1,2,3 He is said to have been from the area called Coons Run, in what was then Harrison County and now Marion County, West Virginia.4 The general location of Coons Run is shown on the image below. Click on the image for a larger view. Coonrod was probably born in this area.

At the star is what Google Earth calls "Coons Run." Coons Run is a creek that comes off of the West Fork River, and both are also shown in this image. The creek runs north and south, parallel to WV Highway 27, Marion County, West Virginia.

At the star is what Google Earth calls “Coons Run.” Coons Run is a creek that comes off of the West Fork River, and both are also shown in this image. The creek runs south to north, parallel to WV Highway 27, Marion County, West Virginia.

To my knowledge, Coonrod’s parentage has yet to be determined, although it has been attributed to different couples who I will not mention here because I do not have a hypothesis of my own.

Barbara RADABAUGH was born between 1802 and 1805 in Harrison County, West Virginia.5,6,7,8 Colyn Ward, a RADABAUGH descendant, and I hypothesize that she was a daughter of George RADABAUGH and Lavinia (BERRY) RADABAUGH who resided in Harrison County, West Virginia, and granddaughter of Johan Adam RADABAUGH and Maria Barbara (FISCHER) RADABAUGH.9,10 I have not moved forward yet with the research required to prove or disprove whether George and Lavinia are Barbara’s parents. I do, however, have several Autosomal DNA matches with supposed descendants of these RADABAUGHs. I will cover the RADABAUGH DNA matching in a future post about my own COON ancestry.

Coonrod S. COON and Barbara (RADABAUGH) COON are my 3rd great-grandparents.

On the 6th or 7th of May 1822, in Harrison County, West Virginia, Coonrod COON obtained a marriage bond with a Joseph COON promising to marry Barbara ROADABAUGH.11

""West

Know all men by these presents, That we Coonrod Coon and Joseph Coon Are held and firmly bound unto T M Randolph Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, for the time being, and his successors, for the use of the said Commonwealth, in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars; to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our and each of our heirs, ex-cutors and administrators, jointly and severally,  firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated this 6/7 [one is hand written over the other] day of May 1822

Whereas a marriage is suddenly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound Coonrod Coon & Barbara Roadabaugh of age

Now the condition of the above obligation is such, that if there be no lawful cause or just impediment to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of [signatures]

Coonrod Coon

Joseph []. Coon

Both Coonrod and Joseph signed; neither used a mark. The middle initial of Joseph in his signature could be one of several letters. It looks most like an “H” to me.

The Joseph COON who signed this marriage bond with Coonrod did not have to be his father. This marriage bond is evidence only that somebody Coonrod knew named Joseph COON signed the bond with him, and somebody related simply because of the surname.

Coonrod and Barbara then married on 9 May 1822.12 John J. WALDO, a Baptist pastor, performed the ceremony and reported the marriage to the clerk of Harrison County, as shown in the next image.13,14

“West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FRDV-XJW : accessed 16 October 2015), Coonrod Coon and Barbery Redabaugh, Harrison Co, West Virginia; citing v 3 p 8; FHL microfilm 847273.

“West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FRDV-XJW : accessed 16 October 2015), Coonrod Coon and Barbery Redabaugh, Harrison Co, West Virginia; citing v 3 p 8; FHL microfilm 847273.

Mariges Syllabrated by the Subscriber in Harrison County Va in 1822

Jan 17th Samual Calh— to Darla Wamsley
Feby 21 James Gray to Elizabeth Shingleton
Feby 28th Willis Goldan to Margrett McCainApril 11th Sampson Shinn to Edith Shinn
May the 9 Coonrod Coon to Barbery Redabaugh
July the 5 Benjamin Rector to Catherine Smith
Sepr 5 Benjamin Coon to Catherine Smith
Sepr 7 Edward Earl to Sally Shinn
Oct 3rd Henry Bigler to Hannah Dickwater
Oct 24 George Wilson to Lea Thomas
a True Copy
Testor John J Waldo

In the 1830 U.S. census of Harrison County, Virginia, a Conrad Coon is listed as the head of household, with the following household members:

Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29 : 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29 : 1
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9 : 2
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5 : 215

Four little boys. Wow.

There is evidence of when Coonrod and Barbara moved from Harrison County, West Virginia, to Hancock County, Indiana. The families of the brothers Daniel S., Lemuel, and Cicero WILKINSON moved in 1835.16 In a 1902 biography of a son of Daniel S. WILKINSON by Bowen, Daniel was stated to have been born in Harrison County, [West] Virginia, and in 1835, removed from there to “the line between Hancock and Henry counties, [Indiana].”17 The biography states that “an old Virginia friend, Coonrod Coon, had land adjoining the Wilkinson tract on the north and a family by the name of Davis lived about one mile and a half distant. They each erected cabins that first winter.”18 Coonrod’s and Barbara’s removal date range can be estimated to between 17 September 1833 (birth date of son Marion, who was born in Virginia) and 31 October 1837 (birth date of daughter Jane, who was born in Indiana).19,20,21

At the time Coonrod and Barbara traveled, they had at least six of their own children to keep track of. The trip from the Coons Run area, which WV 27 runs along, to the lands around Greensboro and Shirley, Indiana, in Henry and Hancock Counties, is about 330 miles today by road, which would take roughly 110 hours on foot. I’d say double that, with bumpy roads (or no roads), wagons, children, wild animals, and other limitations of foot travel in the 1830s (we can only imagine). If they traveled during warm (but not hot) months, their daylight hours I’ll just estimate to be 9-10 a day. If you take 220 hours divided by 9-10 hours a day, you get about 3-4 weeks of travel time. On foot. With little children. A baby or two. Perhaps a pet dog. And a bumpy covered wagon. That’s rough.

In the 1840 U.S. census, Brown Township, Hancock County, Indiana, there is a Conrod Coons family with members as follows:

Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39 : 1
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39 : 1
Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19 : 2
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14 : 2
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9 : 1
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5 : 2
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5 : 222

There are those four little boys, now ages 10-19, plus three more little boys and two little girls. Poor Barbara! Before her child-bearing years were complete, and after 1840, she gave birth to two more boys.

Coonrod and Barbara lost one – one of those two little girls. I don’t know when or where or what her name was. I don’t know how long she lived. But she was in the 1840 census under the age of 5 and gone by 1850.23 Our family records have only one daughter for Coonrod and Barbara – Jane, who was born in 1837 in Indiana.24 As I stated above, there was about a 4-year gap between the births of son Marion and daughter Jane. This little girl was probably born during that 4-year gap. She was with the family in 1840, so she did not die on the trip. My heart breaks when I see history such as this. No parent should have to bury a child. It is the job of the genealogist to study the lives of the deceased, but the deaths of the deceased can be terribly disheartening.

In the 1850 U.S. census population schedule, Brown Township, Hancock County, Indiana, the household is as follows:

Coonrod Coon, 48
Barbara Coon, 47
George Coon, 20
Mark Coon, 18
Marion Coon, 16
Jane Coon, 14
Joseph Coon, 12
Polk Coon, 10
Joshua Coon, 825

And finally, the last U.S. census that included Coonrod was the 1860 population schedule, again in Brown Township, Hancock County, Indiana:

C S Coon, 59
Barbary Coon, 58
Joseph Coon, 22
James K P Coon, 19
Joshua Coon, 1626

Conrad S. Coon Grave Stone, Harlan Cemetery, Brown Township, Hancock County, Indiana, USA.

Conrad S. Coon Grave Stone, Harlan Cemetery, Brown Township, Hancock County, Indiana, USA. Transcribed by the author and photographed by James William Wilson, 3 July 1986.

Coonrod S. COON died 31 October 1861, probably in Hancock County or Henry County, and is buried in Harlan Cemetery.27 The recording of death information by Indiana health officers began in 1882. So I could not find an official Indiana death record for him. Nor could I locate an obituary in The Hancock Democrat or The New Castle Courier. The only source I know of for his exact death date is his tombstone.28

Coonrod made a will on 6 February 1861 which was probated on 11 November 1861, in Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana, eleven days after his death.29 In it, he mentions his “beloved wife Barbary Coon” and his “sons Joseph, James, and Joshua.”30 He directs that after the death or remarriage of his wife, his property is to be equally divided among all of his heirs.31 The property distributions were handled in a series of deeds (primarily quit claim) that were filed by his heirs in both Hancock and Henry counties, Indiana, between 1862 and 1876. They are particularly helpful in determining who his oldest children were. An upcoming post will detail these land transfers.

Because he made his will in February 1861, and died in October of the same year, it is not unreasonable to think that he was ill and foresaw that he would soon expire.

Barbara (RADABAUGH) COON was a member of the Baptist church.32 She died on 2 September 1882 at the home of her son James on Duck Creek in Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana, of pulmonary consumption (tuberculosis), surviving her husband by almost 21 years.33,34

Barbara Coon tombstone [assumed] in proximity to Conrad S. Coon's tombstone, Harlan Cemetery, Brown township, Hancock county, Indiana; photographed by 15 March 2000).

Barbara Coon tombstone [assumed] in proximity to Conrad S. Coon’s tombstone, Harlan Cemetery, Brown township, Hancock county, Indiana; photographed 15 March 2000.

Her funeral occured at Harlan Baptist Church, Brown Township, Hancock County, Indiana, where Seth Stafford officiated.35 She was buried in Harlan Cemetery.36,37 There is a broken grave stone next to Coonrod’s that I suspect is hers.38

I have confirmed the following children of Coonrod S. COON and Barbara (RADABAUGH) COON:

  1. Jonathan COON. Born 9 May 1824, West Virginia; m Matilda SHELTON.
  2. Abner COON. Born between 1823 and 1825, West Virginia; m1 Rebecca CAMERON; m2 Mary W. PICKERING.
  3. Harrison H. COON. Born 4 May 1828, West Virginia; m1 Lucinda COOK; m2 Martha Druzilla RIGHTER.
  4. George KUHN. Born 29 May 1830, near Clarksburg, West Virginia; m Sarah JOHNSON.
  5. Mark COON. Born 1832, [probably West] Virginia; m Catharine SHERRY or RHYNEER.
  6. Marion COON. Born 17 September 1833, [probably West] Virginia; m Mahala COOK.
  7. Jane COON. Born 31 October 1837, Indiana; m John W. SHELTON.
  8. Joseph COON. Born circa 1838, Indiana; m1 Elvira WINSER; m2 Martha L. MILSPAUGH.
  9. James K. Polk COON. Born 30 March 1841, Hancock County, Indiana; m1 Nancy A. RAPER; m2 Sarah HALL or BAKER.
  10. Joshua KOONS. Born between 1842 and 1847, Indiana; m Mahala SMITH.

I will not go into detail in this article about how I determined this list of children, as it was an intensive process that included a study of vital records, censuses, Coonrod’s will, and land transfers. I will cover this in future articles.

There are several misconceptions about the lives of Coonrod COON and Barbara (RADABAUGH) COON that may have started with a microfilmed manuscript held by the Family History Library. This manuscript was compiled by Cline Morgan Koon in 1970.39 This page numbered manuscript is primarily a compilation of approximately 700 handwritten family group sheets. On each sheet is sometimes a generic list of materials consulted, and sometimes no sources at all. The reliability of the data cannot be easily confirmed or disputed because of the lack of explicit source citations for each piece of data, and minimal to no explanation of evidential thought processes.

For example, I have found no evidence that Coonrod S. and Barbara (RADABAUGH) COON ever lived in Ohio. To the contrary. But Cline Morgan Koon reports that Barbara (RADABAUGH) COON died in 1825 in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio.40 It is true that people die where they do not live, but it is not possible that Barbara died in that location at that time. In addition to the evidence of Barbara’s obituary and death record abstract, which we have already seen, Mark COON’s death certificate states his parents as K. Coon and Barbara Ridinbow.41 This death record gives Mark COON’s year of birth as 1832 and birth location as Virginia.42 Census records are consistent with this information.43,44,45 Additionally, the obituary of Mark COON mentions his brother Jonathan COON.46 According to census records, Jonathan COON was born circa 1825 in Virginia.47,48,49 Finally, my favorite pieces of evidence are the death certificate and obituary of my own great-great grandfather George KUHN, known as “Pap” to his descendants. On the death certificate, George Kuhn’s parents are reported as Coonrod Kuhn and Barbara Redabow.50 In the obituary, they are given as Conrad and Barbara Kuhn.51

Since Barbara (RADABAUGH) COON did not die in 1825, then Cline Morgan Koon’s presumed second marriage of her husband Coonrod COON to a Nancy COON on 19 December 1825, conflicts with what we know.52 There is a recorded marriage on 19 December 1825 of a Conrad COON and a Nancy COON in Belmont County, Ohio.53 Who they were, however, remains in question.

We know that Coonrod COON, the husband of Barbara RADABAUGH and the focus of this text, died in in 1861.54 According to Cline Morgan Koon, there was a Coonrod COON who died in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, on 31 August 1850, and a Barbara COON who also died there in 1825.55 These are not the same people as the subjects of this text.

Finally, Cline Morgan Koon traces the ancestry of the Coonrod COON who married Barbara RADABAUGH back to the progenitor Philip COON.56 I have no doubt that Coonrod S. COON is descended from the Coons from Coons Run.57,58,59 How Coonrod descends, though, is still in question. Given that there was clearly more than one Coonrod COON, probably more than one in the same place at the same time, and the errors of Koon’s manuscript as already described, the flow of the ancestry as Koon has laid it out must be considered questionable.

Much more research will be required before it can be determined how Coonrod S. COON is descended from Philip COON.

Now, I know I probably shouldn’t take it personally when incorrect information about my ancestors is spread around like kudzu, but I do. (On the plus side, after I put out my original CoonWEB website in 2000, the research that I had performed at that time began to get spread around, too.) Regardless of the “trouble” it has caused, I do give Cline Morgan Koon’s work a lot of credit. It was a mass undertaking, and in his preface, he humbly called the work a “preliminary study…to arouse [the present generation’s] interest in learning more about the family so that they would support a more extensive study.”60 Koon also writes, “Time has limited the scope of this project. Possibly more questions will be raised than answered. Certainly it is not complete….”61 Certainly it is not, and neither is mine. I have quite a long way to go. May I be able to stick with this project until all of the gaps that can be filled are filled.

This concludes Part I of the brief genealogy of Coonrod S. COON and Barbara (RADABAUGH) COON that I continue to undertake.


Citations

   1. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock County, Indiana, population schedule, Brown Township, page 363 (penned), dwelling 260, family 264, Coonrod Coon; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 August 2016); citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 149. Coonrod Coon’s birth location reported as Virginia.
   2. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock County, Indiana, population schedule, Brown Township, page 491 (penned), dwelling 408, family 403, C S Coon; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 August 2016); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 263. C.S. Coon’s birth location reported as Virginia.
   3. Harlan Cemetery (Hancock County, Indiana; Co. Rd. 1000 E and Co. Rd. 900 N, Brown Township, Section 22, two miles north of Wilkinson), Conrad S. Coon marker, photographed by James W. Wilson, transcribed in person, 3 July 1986. Conrad S. Coon’s birth date calculated from tombstone data.
   4. Myrtle (Kuhn) Larmore, Writings on the Coon Family, photocopy of handwritten unpublished manuscript, 1975, Conrad and Barbara Coon Family Research Files; privately held by Elizabeth Ballard (coongenealogy@hotmail.com), [STREET ADDRESS AND CITY FOR PRIVATE USE,] Indiana, 2016. Contains information on the descendants of Conrad and Barbara Coon as written by Larmore when she was 84. Larmore was a granddaughter of George Kuhn, and great-granddaughter of Coonrod and Barbara. She wrote that she and other family members listened to stories from “Mum,” Sarah (Johnson) Kuhn. Sarah (Johnson) Kuhn was the wife of George. Sarah (Johnson) Kuhn died in 1917, when Larmore was 25 years old. Location of original unknown. Photocopy given to Margaret Ellen Wilson, great-grandaughter of George and Sarah (Johnson) Kuhn and mother of Elizabeth Ballard, by Margaret’s brother James William Wilson, circa 1984.
   5. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock Co., Indiana, pop. sch., Brown, page 363 (penned), dwell. 260, fam. 264, Coonrod Coon. Barbara Coon’s age reported as 47.
   6. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock Co., Indiana, pop. sch., Brown, page 491 (penned), dwell. 408, fam. 403, C S Coon. Barbara Coon’s age reported as 58.
   7. “Babara Coon,” obituary, The New Castle (Indiana) Courier, 29 September 1882, p. 2, col. 4. Microfilm. New Castle-Henry County Public Library, New Castle, Indiana. Obituary states that Barbara Coon was “born Harrison Co., W.Va. about 1805” and “died on 9-7-1882, aged about 77 years old….”.
   8. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock County, Indiana, population schedule, Brown Township, Warrington post office, page 309B (stamped), dwelling 175, family 175, Barbara Coon; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 August 2016); National Archives micropublication M593, roll 320. Barbara Coon’s age reported as 61.
   9. “Colyn_Ward” [Colyn Ward] to Elizabeth Ballard, message communicated via 23andMe e-mail, 3 October 2014, “23andMe match with Radabaugh Common Surname,” Colyn Ward Correspondence Folder, Radabaugh Family Research Files; privately held by Elizabeth Ballard (coongenealogy@hotmail.com), [STREET ADDRESS AND CITY FOR PRIVATE USE,] Indiana, 2016. In this e-mail, Ward suggests common descent from her ancestor Johan Adam Radabaugh.
   10. “Colyn_Ward” [Colyn Ward] to Elizabeth Ballard, message communicated via 23andMe e-mail, 15 October 2014, “23andMe match with Radabaugh Common Surname,” Colyn Ward Correspondence Folder, Radabaugh Family Research Files; privately held by Elizabeth Ballard (coongenealogy@hotmail.com), [STREET ADDRESS AND CITY FOR PRIVATE USE,] Indiana, 2016. Ward suggests that George and Lavinia (Berry) Radabaugh’s daughter, Barbara, who was born circa 1805, could be the Barbara who married Coonrod S. Coon.
   11. “West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FR6S-8Z2 : 4 July 2016), Coonrod Coon and Barbara Roadabaugh, 6 May 1822; citing Harrison, West Virginia, v 3 p 440, county clerks, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 847,274. The day the marriage bond was obtained was either a 6 overwritten by a 7, or vice versa.
   12. “West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FRDV-XJW : accessed 16 October 2015), Coonrod Coon and Barbery Redabaugh, Harrison Co, West Virginia; citing v 3 p 8; FHL microfilm 847,273.
   13. Ibid.
   14. James Morton Callahan, Genealogical and Personal History of the Upper Monongahela Valley, West Virginia, Under the Editorial Supervision of Bernard L. Butcher …: With an Account of the Resources and Industries of the Upper Monongahela Valley and the Tributary Region, Volume 3, (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912), 1137; digital images, Google Books (books.google.com : accessed 15 August 2016). John J. Waldo was a Baptist pastor who was involved in the starting of various congregations in the Monongahela Valley.
   15. 1830 U.S. census, Harrison County, Virginia, p. 302 (penned in top left corner), line 12 (not labeled), Conrad Coon; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 June 2016); citing National Archives microfilm publication M19, roll 190. Enumeration in semi-alphabetical order.
   16. B. F. Bowen, Biographical Memoirs of Henry County, Indiana : to which is appended a comprehensive compendium of national biography–memoirs of eminent men and women in the United States, whose deeds of valor or works of merit have made their names imperishable, (Logansport, Indiana: B. F. Bowen, 1902), 657; digital images, Google Books (books.google.com : accessed 15 July 2016).
   17. B. F. Bowen, Biographical Memoirs of Henry County, Indiana, 657.
   18. Ibid.
   19. Harlan Cemetery (Hancock County, Indiana), Marion Coon marker, photographed by James W. Wilson, transcribed in person, 3 July 1986. Birth date directly on stone.
   20. McCallister Cemetery (Madison County, Indiana; SR 109 S between 36 and 38, Adams Township) Jane Shelton (et. al.) marker, transcribed in person by the author, 16 November 2000. Died 8 February 1878, aged 40 years, 3 months, 8 days. Birthdate calculated from death date and age as 31 October 1837.
   21. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock Co., Indiana, pop. sch., Brown, page 363 (penned), dwell. 260, fam. 264, Coonrod Coon. Marion’s and Jane’s birth locations given as Virginia and Indiana, respectively.
   22. 1840 U.S. census, Hancock County, Indiana, Brown Township, page 199 (stamped), line 13 (not labeled), Conrod Coons; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 June 2016); citing National Archives microfilm publication M704, roll 82.
   23. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock Co., Indiana, pop. sch., Brown, page 363 (penned), dwell. 260, fam. 264, Coonrod Coon.
   24. Myrtle (Kuhn) Larmore, Writings on the Coon Family.
   25. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock Co., Indiana, pop. sch., Brown, page 363 (penned), dwell. 260, fam. 264, Coonrod Coon.
   26. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock Co., Indiana, pop. sch., Brown, page 491 (penned), dwell. 408, fam. 403, C S Coon.
   27. Harlan Cemetery (Hancock County, Indiana), Conrad S. Coon marker.
   28. Ibid.
   29. Hancock County, Indiana, Will Book 1: 183-184, Coonrod S. Coon; Hancock County Clerk, Greenfield, Indiana. The will was written 6 February 1861 and proved 11 November 1861.
   30. Hancock Co., Ind., Will Book 1: 183-184.
   31. Ibid.
   32. “Babara Coon,” The New Castle Courier, 29 September 1882, p. 2, col. 4. Obituary states that Barbara Coon had joined the Baptist church “some 30 years ago”.
   33. “Babara Coon,” The New Castle Courier, 29 September 1882, p. 2, col. 4. The son who lived on Duck Creek at that time was James.
   34. Henry County, Indiana, “Deaths, Book CSS-1,” p. 13, no. 163, Barbra Coon; Henry County Health Department, New Castle.
   35. “Babara Coon,” The New Castle Courier, 29 September 1882, p. 2, col. 4.
   36. Ibid.
   37. Myrtle (Kuhn) Larmore, Writings on the Coon Family.
   38. Harlan Cemetery (Hancock County, Indiana), marker directly next to the Conrad S. Coon marker; photographed 15 March 2000.
   39. Cline Morgan Koon, “Two Thousand Descendants of Philip Coon (Koon) of West Virginia : A Genealogical Study of the Family in America” (typescript ms., n.p., 1970); imaged by FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/454380 : accessed 9 July 2016); citing Family History Library microfilm 833,044. See manuscript in general.
   40. Cline Morgan Koon, “Two Thousand Descendants of Philip Coon (Koon)”, 143.
   41. “Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899–2011,” database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 August 2016), certificate image, Mark Coon, 28 October 1899, Hancock County, Indiana, Health Officer’s Record Number 5; imaged from State of Indiana, “Death Certificates 1900, Hancock County,” vol. 34, p.40.
   42. “Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899–2011,” database with images, Ancestry.com, certificate image, Mark Coon, 28 October 1899, Hancock County.
   43. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock County, Indiana, population schedule, Brown Township, Warrington Post Office, page 483 (penned in upper right), dwelling 350, family 347, Mark Coon; NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 263.
   44. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock County, Indiana, population schedule, Brown Township, Warrington post office, page 300A, dwelling 30, family 30, Mark Coon; NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 320.
   45. 1880 U.S. census, Madison County, Indiana, population schedule, Adams Township, enumeration district (ED) 32, supervisor’s district (SD) 3, page 311 (stamped – inferred), dwelling 103, family 105, Mark Coon; NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 293.
   46. “The county in brief. Interesting notes from our country correspondents. Wilkinson,” The Hancock Democrat, Greenfield, Indiana, 2 November 1899, p. 5. Microfilm. Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield, Indiana.
   47. 1850 U.S. census, Henry County, Indiana, population schedule, Greensboro Township, page 301B, dwelling 732, family 732, Johnathan Coon; NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 151.
   48. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock County, Indiana, population schedule, Brown Township, Warrington Post Office, page 475 (penned), dwelling 293, family 290, Johnathan Coon; NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 263.
   49. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock County, Indiana, population schedule, Brown Township, Warrington post office, pages 299B-300A, dwelling 29, family 29, Jonathan Coon; NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 320.
   50. “Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899–2011,” database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 August 2016), certificate image, George Kuhn, 18 November 1901, Hancock Co., Indiana, Health Officer’s Record Number 114; imaged from State of Indiana, “Death Certificates 1901,” vol. 34, p.125.
   51. “Deaths,” The Hancock Democrat, Greenfield, Indiana, 21 November 1901, p. 4. Microfilm. Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield, Indiana.
   52. Cline Morgan Koon, “Two Thousand Descendants of Philip Coon (Koon)”, 143.
   53. “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XZ5P-LX2 : accessed 3 September 2016), Conrad Coon and Nancy Coon, 19 December 1825; citing Belmont, Ohio, United States, reference bk 2 p 6 no 193; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 317,291.
   54. Harlan Cemetery (Hancock County, Indiana), Conrad S. Coon marker.
   55. Cline Morgan Koon, “Two Thousand Descendants of Philip Coon (Koon)”, 143.
   56. Ibid.
   57. Myrtle (Kuhn) Larmore, Writings on the Coon Family.
   58. B. F. Bowen, Biographical Memoirs of Henry County, Indiana, 657.
   59. “Deaths,” The Hancock Democrat, Greenfield, Indiana, 21 November 1901, p. 4.
   60. Cline Morgan Koon, “Two Thousand Descendants of Philip Coon (Koon)”, ii.
   61. Ibid.

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  2. Sheryl says:

    I like how you explained how you make a decision whether to refer to a locale as being in West Virginia or Virginia. It helps the reader better understand the state names that you use.

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