William B. Coon – Soldier in the War of 1812

Military Bounty Land Warrant Certificate - William B. Coon

In a previous post, I told the story of David Coon, the fourth great grandfather to my children Erin and Stuart, and his service and death in the Civil War. His father, William B. Coon (about 1789 to August 25, 1854) was also a soldier, but in his case he served in the War of …

Transcription: War of 1812 US Army Register of Enlistments; Adams

The following text is my transcription of the War of 1812 US Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914, listing some with the surname of Adams. 51:  Adams, Abijah, Private Organization:  30 US Infy; Captain Spencer; Col. Elias Fasset Description:  5’10” or 5’9”; blue eyes; brown hair; dark complexion Age: 28 or 20 Occupation:  Farmer Birth Place: …

Transcription: War of 1812 Land Warrant Card for William B. Coon

Below is my transcription of the War of 1812 Land Warrant Card for William B. Coon No. 49954     40 acres. ACT OF SEPT. 28, 1850. Issued to Wm. B. Coon Priv: Capt. Fillmore’s Co., N. York, Ma. War of 1812 Located at Menasha 40 Wis Located by David Coon, ??? Patented April 15, 1856 Recorded …

Alanson and Gardner Adams, Brothers in Arms in the War of 1812

I mentioned in a previous post about William B. Coon, who served as a soldier for the United States in the War of 1812 and was the father of Civil War casualty David Coon, that I would be writing about Alanson Adams (fifth great grandfather to my kids) who was father to David Coon’s first …

Genealogy news bites to August 5, 2014.

The following are the most recent genealogy news bites and genealogy and ancestry headlines up to and including August 5, 2014. The National Archives Loan to Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax Last week, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax opened the exhibition “Prize and Prejudice: Nova Scotia’s War of 1812.”   …

Now’s your chance to check out Ancestry.com’s free DNA kit.

If you’ve ever considered a subscription at Ancestry.com, now’s your chance to buy the 6 month subscription, and you’ll get a bonus of a free DNA kit valued at $99. That’s the same value as the Ancestry.com subscription, so you’re essentially getting everything at half price. My tough luck is that I’m already subscribed so …

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky is the grandson of the original immigrant from Wales, Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby), who is eighth great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart; the son of Brigadier General Evan Shelby, who is the son of Evan (Dhu) and seventh great granduncle to my children; and is therefore first cousin …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – May 3, 2014

The  following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions since April 26, 2014.   FamilySearch.org England England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936 England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913 England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910 New Zealand New Zealand, Auckland, Albertland Index, 1862-1962 Peru Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998 Philippines Philippines, La Union, Diocese of San Fernando de …