Biography of William H. Coons
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Coons, William H., was a native of Rensselaer county, born in 1841. In 1856 he came to Saratoga county and settled on the Verplank farm, and in 1866 moved to Charlton, where he was identified as a farmer. He was one of the progressive men, serving as justice of the peace two terms and ever promoted the best interests of his town. In 1863 he married Jane E., daughter of John J. and Jane (Harris) Sherwood, and they had two sons: Edward Sherwood, and Samuel W. Mr. Coons was one of the conservative men of Saratoga county, and his death, which occurred February 21, 1878, was a loss not only to his family, but to all who knew him. Of him it can well be said "an honest man is the noblest work of God." Edward S. Coons was graduated from Union College in 1892, taking the degree of C. E. He spent some time in the West and in 1895 began the study of law with J. H. Scott, and was admitted in 1898 to the bar. In 1895 he was appointed justice of the peace. Samuel W. is now a student of Trinity College, in the class of 1900.


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