Biography of John F. Coons
Yates County, NY Biographies





Coons, John F., a prominent farmer, and native of Barrington, Yates County, born May 3, 1852, is a son of Peter and Jane (Miller) Coons. The father was born in Columbia County, N. Y., in 1821, a farmer, and married in Yates County, where he had four children: Frances, wife of Newton Powlison; Almina, wife of Oliver Swarts; Gertrude, wife of Frank Kendall; and John F. Coons. Peter Coons died in this county in 1882, and his wife in July, 1891. She was a member of the Baptist Church. John Coons was educated at the public schools, at Starkey Seminary, and Dundee Academy. He married, December 24, 1872, Emma Koon, a native of New York, born in Steuben County, November 12, 1852, and a daughter of John and Lucy A. (Allerton) Koon, natives of Steuben and Greene Counties, N. Y. The father was born in 1801, and died in 1870. The mother, born in 1807, died in 1889. They were the parents of eight children, five now living, viz.: Mary, wife of Thomas Ringrose; Emma, Charlotte, Martin and Edward G. Mrs. Coons's father was a farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Coons have been the parents of three children, two of, whom survive, Jennie A. and Jessie A. Mr. Coons is justice of the peace for the town of Barrington, has a farm of ninety acres, and he and his wife are members of the Baptist Church.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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