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William B. Coon – Soldier in the War of 1812

William B. Coon – Soldier in the War of 1812

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 […]

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David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

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.

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

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 – 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)

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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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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