Biography of Jackson Coon
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Jackson Coon, dealer in boots and shoes, Rockford, was born in Ulster Co., N. Y., Jan. 30, 1835, and is a son of Philip Coon, who settled in Livingston Co., Mich., in 1838. Jackson came with his parents to Walker tp., Kent Co., in 1847, where his father still resides. in 1853 Mr. Coon engaged in the lumber business on the Muskegon river, where he remained two years; he then came to Algoma tp., and settled on sec. 13, where he ran a saw and grist mill until 1873. He then sold his mills, came to Rockiord and engaged in his present business. He carries a capital stock of $6,000, and is doing a good business. He was married Jan. 30, 1860, to Miss Emily Stout, by whom he has six children - Estella, Fred, Ada, Hattie, Hubert and Bessie.

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