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  • ID: I1685
  • Name: Jacob William COON
  • Name: Jacob William COONS
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 12 APR 2014
  • Birth: 28 MAY 1845 in Clermont, Columbia, New York 1
  • Baptism: AFT 28 MAY 1845 Germantown, Columbia, New York
  • Note: ; no sponsors 2
  • Occupation: postmaster in Clermont BEF 1862
  • Census: 1875 Clermont, Columbia, New York
  • Note: Family #8: COON: Jacob W. 30y, Mary C. 23y, Harry W. 1y; SHIRTS: Joseph 58y f-i-l, Helen 56y m-i-l, Andrew 21y b-i-l, all born Columbia County, NY
  • Census: 1880 Clermont, Columbia, New York
  • Note: : Jacob W. age 35, farmer; Mary C. 29; Harry W. 6; Ruther 2; Reuben 8 mos. 3
  • Death: 23 MAY 1923 in Red Hook, Dutchess, New York 4 5
  • Burial: AFT 23 MAY 1923 Tivoli, Dutchess, New York 6
  • Event: Note
  • Note: Jacob William and Mary Catherine had children baptized in Germantown and Upper Red Hook Dutch Reformed, Germantown and Churchtown Lutheran, and Rhinebeck German Reformed (now Lower Red Hook Lutheran) Churches. He was a landowner in 1844: Lot #69- 28 1/4 acres; Lot #73- 68 1/4 acres.
  • Event: Note
  • Note: Jacob's nickname was Moonlight Willie, so-called because he would start work very early in the morning in order to keep himself and his horses out of the hot sun
  • Event: DNA HG
  • Note: R-M269



    Father: Henry H. COON Jr. b: 14 JUL 1813
    Mother: Elizabeth (Betsy) VAN ETTEN b: 1811 in Woodstock, Ulster, New York

    Marriage 1 Mary Catherine SHIRTS b: 06 NOV 1850 in Germantown, Columbia, New York
    • Married: 22 NOV 1870 in Elizaville, Dutchess, New York
    • Note: both of Clermont. The source noted is an unpublished list of records from subject church, cited in a letter from Kinship (Arthur M. Kelly) to Doris Wheeler, 9 Aug 1997. This record also shows Jacob to be a farmer. 7
    Children
    1. Has Children Harry William COON b: 1874
    2. Has Children Ruth Naiomi COON b: MAY 1877
    3. Has Children Ruben Andrew COON b: 18 SEP 1879 in Columbia, New York
    4. Has Children Wilbur COON b: 13 AUG 1881
    5. Has Children Helen Elizabeth COON b: DEC 1886
    6. Has Children Jonas Gilbert COONS b: 23 JUL 1887 in Clermont, Columbia, New York
    7. Has Children Marion COON b: 19 OCT 1890

    Sources:
    1. Title: Koon and Coons Families of Eastern New York
      Abbrev: Koon/Coons Families of NY
      Author: William Solyman Coons et al
      Publication: The Tuttle Publishing Co., Inc., Rutland, VT, 1937
      Page: Vol. 2, p. 341
    2. Title: Kinship publications
      Abbrev: Kelly (Kinship)
      Author: Kelly, Arthur M.
      Publication: Kinship, Rhinebeck, NY
      Page: Germantown Lutheran #1492
    3. Title: Census
      Abbrev: Census
    4. Title: Death record
      Abbrev: Death record
      Page: Certificate # 33938, per NYS Archives
    5. Title: Newspaper clipping
      Abbrev: Newspaper clipping
      Page: Poughkeepsie Journal Obit. Index, Adriance Library
    6. Title: Find-a-Grave
      Abbrev: Find a Grave
      Page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=106121841&ref=wvr
    7. Title: Kinship publications
      Abbrev: Kelly (Kinship)
      Author: Kelly, Arthur M.
      Publication: Kinship, Rhinebeck, NY
      Page: Elizaville Methodist Church, # 30
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