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  • ID: I1686
  • Name: Mary Catherine SHIRTS
  • Name: Mary Catherine COON
  • Name: Mary Catherine SHIRTZ
  • Sex: F
  • Change Date: 09 FEB 2013
  • Birth: 06 NOV 1850 in Germantown, Columbia, New York 1 2
  • Baptism: 05 SEP 1851 Germantown, Columbia, New York
  • Event: Note
  • Note: It is said that Mary Catherine was responsible for changing the spelling of the name from Coon to Coons because "she didn't want people to think she hung from a tree." 3
  • Death: 10 APR 1923 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York 4
  • Burial: AFT 10 APR 1923 Tivoli, Dutchess, New York



    Father: Joseph SHIRTZ b: 21 APR 1816
    Mother: Lena REIFFENBERG b: BEF 03 AUG 1821 in Columbia, New York

    Marriage 1 Jacob William COON b: 28 MAY 1845 in Clermont, 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 The source noted is an unpublished list of records from subject church, cited in a letter from Kinship (Arthur M. Kelly) to Doris Wheeler, 9 Aug 1997.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. 5
    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: Baptismal record
      Abbrev: Baptismal record
    2. Title: Census
      Abbrev: Census
      Page: 1870, with parents and Andrew in Clermont; page 22, dwelling No. 136,Family No. 141.
    3. Title: Family records
      Abbrev: Family records
    4. Title: Obituary
      Abbrev: Obituary
      Page: The Sunday Courier, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY April 15, 1923, p.27. See Poughkeepsie Journal Obituary Index, Adriance Library.
    5. Title: Kinship publications
      Abbrev: Kelly (Kinship)
      Author: Kelly, Arthur M.
      Publication: Kinship, Rhinebeck, NY
      Page: Elizaville Methodist Church, # 30
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