|SAMUEL COON, farmer, Oxford Twp., Sec. 16; P.O. Oxford Junction; born in Ohio in 1820; came to Illinois in 1847, to Piatt Co., and remained until 1849, and, in 1849, came to Iowa, and settled in Jones Co.; entered eighty and now owns 280 acres, and has made all the improvements; he has built the house and barn; did the carpenter work all himself. His wife, Mirah Walston, was born in Ohio in 1829, and married in 1842, at Williamsport, Ohio, and have had twelve children; the living are Norton J., Lucinda, Josiah, Emily, Jane (died in 1858), Albert, Marion, Annie (died in 1868), William, Elmer, Elizabeth (died in 1868), Charlie A. Has been Township Trustee and Supervisor. In politics, Republican, and religion, Lutheran.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 590.
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