David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)

David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

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Spread the love…           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 read on…


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

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Spread the love…             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 read on…


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Transcription – Obituary for Elam Dennis Matthews, 96

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Spread the love…          The following is my transcription of the obituary for Elam Dennis Matthews of Louisa County, Iowa, published in the local newspaper at the time. Area Deaths ______________ Aged Louisa County Resident Dies Wapello — Elam Dennis Matthews, 96, read on…


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Civil War dead are honored by planting 620,000 trees.

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Spread the love…          To honor the 150th anniversary of the civil war, holes are being dug in the grass median about an hour south the Mason-Dixon Line to plan oak, cedar, maple and dogwood trees. Approximately 740,000 soldiers are estimated to read on…


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Sworn statement about Matthew Coon's birth.

Transcription: Sworn Statement regarding the Birth of Matthew Coon

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Spread the love…          The following is my 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 read on…


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