David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

I spent a great deal of time transcribing the typewritten copies of handwritten letters of David Coon to his wife and children from Confederate prison, marking the days until his subsequent death from disease. The original transcriptions were completed by his son, Dr. William B. Coon in 1913, one for each family member. My father-in-law […]

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Finally, we can honor our ancestral war heroes on the internet.

I take great pride in our family’s military history in both Canada and the United States and have been researching our ancestral war heroes for decades now. There is a special emotional connection with these people that is not there for others and it’s based in my own appreciation for them and their sacrifices on […]

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Transcription: Obituary for Alanson Adams

Fond du Lac Daily Commonwealth, Page 4 Tuesday, April 26, 1881 Retrospective The death of Mr. Alanson Adams of our city on the 23rd instant, is an event of more than ordinary interest.  Born in the year 1792, in the third year of Washington’s first term, his life covers nearly the whole period of our […]

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Transcription – Civil War Letters of Private David Coon (1824-1864) – In Progress

Transcription of the final pages of this extensive project was completed April 10, 2013. _________________________ To access the scanned image of the document, as well as other photos and source images for this individual, click on any image on this page. Page 1… FOREWORD. The following letters, written by David Coon to his wife and […]

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Transcription – U.S. Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 (War of 1812, A’s, Page 4)

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:  Killington or Killingsly, Windham Co., Conn. Enlistment Date:  Apl 4 1814 Enlistment Place:  Addison or Bridport, Addison Co., Virginia Enlisted By:  Lt. Myrick Enlistment […]

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Transcription – Affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams

Affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams Written in left margin of document: Sworn to and subscribed before me and [verify] that I know affidavits to be credible to [??] and that I am disinterested and [??] dep??s are respectable and credible persons M W Carlen Clerk Circuit Court Stamp in upper right corner of document: […]

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Transcription Updates

I will be periodically posting completed updates to the long transcriptions for those interested. If I were to redate the original transcription post, those who have the pages bookmarked would find their bookmarks have become invalid. A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania by Henry Ashmead August 31, 2012 – Completed up to page 40 and […]

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Transcription – Obituary for Elam Dennis Matthews, 96

Area Deaths ______________ Aged Louisa County Resident Dies Wapello — Elam Dennis Matthews, 96, one of the oldest residents of Louisa county, died Jan. 1[0], at 3:10 p. m., at the home of his daughter Mrs. Roland Barrick. Death resulted from a stroke suffered New Year’s day. A native of Neenah, Wis., Matthews was born […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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