Biography of Francis E. Cohoon
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Cohoon, Francis E., was born in Cleveland, O., December 5, 1842, a son of Edwin, born in Windham, Conn, in 1819, who now resides in Albion. He married Julia Backus, also born in Windham, Conn., in 1821, who is now living. Their children were: Francis E., Adab, barn in Brighton, Monroe county, in 1844, died in 1892; Emma. also born in Brighton in 1846; Elihu, born in Brighton m 1848; Ida, born in Brighton in 1853. Our subject moved to Brighton with his parents when in infancy, and here spent his boyhood, clerking in a store and assisting his father who was a painter. At the age of eighteen he enlisted in Co. F, 3d N. Y. Cavalry, September 2, 1861, and was honorably discharged at Suffolk, Va., July 12, 1865, as sergeant. He held various town offices, having served as inspector of election and town clerk. He is a member of Ren9vation Lodge, No. 97, of Albion. January 19, 1870, Mr. Cohoon married, at Car1ton, Kate L. Wilcox, born in Carlton, September 15, 1851, and their children are: Ella M., born November 13, 1871; George F., born April 12, 1876; Fred W., born December 3, 1879; and Harry L., born December 16, 1885. Mr. Cohoon is a member of Jones Post, G. A. R.

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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