Biography of Abijah Cone
Monroe County, MI Biographies

ABIJAH CONE was born in Perry, Geauga county, Ohio, July 28, 1822, from which place he came with his parents, Erastus and Anna (Colwell) Cone, in 1832, settling in Washington township, near what is now the Milburn Wagon Works. December 12, 1848, he married Juliette, daughter of Hyman and ---(Hurd) Lewis, who died July 11, 1866, leaving five children, of whom one boy and two girls are now living at Milburn. His second wife, to whom he was married February 9, 1867, was Angeline, daughter of John and Angeline (Rabideau) Shelleroe, whose only child, a girl, now lives in Toledo. In September, 1857, he moved to Whiteford, and in 1860 was clerk of that township, and started the first register there under the new election laws. August 23, 1864, he enlisted in Co. M, 8th Mich. Vol. Cay., from which he was discharged at Pulaski, Tenn., June 10, 1865. A severe wound received at Henryville, Tenn., places him on the pension list. His religion is embraced in the creed of the Universalist Church, and from its first organization he has supported the Republican ticket, under which he has held several offices

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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