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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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Transcription: Sworn Statement regarding the Birth of Matthew Coon

Transcription of the Sworn Statement regarding the birth of Matthew Coon State of Wisconsin County of Waushara Mrs. Mary Russell & Sarah Bradway being duly sworn upon their oaths say that they reside in said County and state that are acquainted with Isabel A. Coon widow of David Coon of Co A Batt Regt Wis […]

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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: Coon family reunion article; “The Newark Advocate” of August 21, 1937.

Article regarding the Coon family reunion in “The Newark Advocate” of August 21, 1937. Coon Reunion. The 12th annual Coon reunion was held in ”Roadside park” Utica, Sunday, with 38 relatives and friends present. During the business meeting, in charge of the president, Fred Cullison, the following officers were elected for the coming year: President. […]

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Be prepared for the ‘ skeletons in the closet ‘ you find.

Genealogy is exciting, despite the skeletons in the closet one may find. There’s no feeling like solving that family mystery, breaking down that brick wall, or just learning more about one’s family and heritage. However, not everything we find is good. Of course, this depends on your moral, political and social views. In my own […]

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Transcription – Civil War letters of Pte. David Coon now completed.

I’m very happy to say I have finally completed the transcription of the 100+ pages of letters from Pte. David Coon to his family during his time of service and his capture and imprisonment by Confederate forces in Libby Prison and then Salsbury Prison, where he died late in 1864. I do apologize for taking […]

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

First, I must apologize for taking so long to get back to this transcription project, because it’s been over a month since the last batch of pages was transcribed. Today I posted the transcription of pages 100 to 110. This is the second to last batch. The next will be pages 111 to 121 and […]

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

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