Biography of Ezra T. Coann
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Coann, Ezra T., was born in Byron, Genesee county, March 25, 1829. and was the son of Ezra and Fanny (Hull) Coann. His father was a fanner and Ezra, jr., was brought up on the farm until the age of fourteen, when he came to Albion, where his elder brother was teaching school, and attended the academy. He worked in a store until he reached his majority when he succeeded his employer, Thomas C. Fanning, in business. From 1850 to 1868 Mr. Coann continued in trade and then sold out. He was elected to and held the office of county treasurer during the war, and during the same period he was one of Governor Morgan's Military Committee for the purpose of raising and organizing troops for the service. Mr. Coann was secretary of this committee, and it was a part of his duty to provide for the raising of funds for the payment of bounties, for which county bonds were issued. In 1869 Mr. Coann closed out his business, and with his family took an extended European tour, covering a period of one and one half years. Returning to Albion he established a banking house, which has always been known as "Coann's Bank," and which is justly recognized as one of the stable financial institutions of the county. Mr. Coann's business life has been rewarded with great success. He is a firm Republican but has never sought public office. February 10, 1852, Ezra T. Coann was married to Marcia H. Clement of Geneseo. Two children were born of this marriage, both of whom are still living. Mrs. Coann died in March, 1890.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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