Biography of Isaac Coon
Allen County, OH Biographies

ISAAC COON, farmer, P. O. Kempton, was born in Belmont County, Ohio, March 18, 1829, a son of George Coon, a native of Pennsylvania, who was something over ninety five years of age at the time of his death, which occurred in 1873. The first wife of George Coon was Christine Moore, the mother of our subject, a native of Bourbon County, Ky., and by her he had fifteen children, Isaac being the youngest; she died about 1843. Our subject was reared on a farm, and received his education in the early subscription schools. He was three years of age when his parents removed to Section 4, Shawnee Township, this county, and here he grew to maturity, fully acquainted with pioneer life. At the age of nineteen he received his time from his father and went to Deiphos, where he went to work in a saw mill. In about a year he had saved the money with which he bought forty acres of land in Amanda Township, this county, where he still lives, and to which he has added by subsequent purchases, until now he has 280 acres in this township, and eighty five in Shawnee, the greater portion of which is under cultivation. At one time he dealt quite extensively in sheep, but at present makes no specialties. Mr. Coon was married March 14, 1850, to Julia Ann Gaskel, who died June 8, 1858. She bore him him three children: Martha E., Martin L., and Benjamin F. His second marriage, which occurred March 3, 1861, was with Sarah L. Cobb, born in Luzerne County, Penn., September 5, 1843, daughter of Aaron and Esther (Halstead) Cobb. To this uthon six children were born: Sanford C., Orrin F., Albert O., Charles H., Lizzie L., and Ira E. Mr. Coon was in the service three years in Company A, One Hundred and Eighteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was in several engagements. At the battle of Franklin, Tenn., he was shot through the right lung, which wound still troubles him. Politically he is a Republican.

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