Erastus S. Cone

Brief Life History of Erastus S.

When Erastus S. Cone was born on 23 March 1798, in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, John Cone, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca Sage, was 22. He married Nancy T. Thomas on 16 July 1820. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He died on 14 April 1869, in Milan Township, Monroe, Michigan, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Rice Cemetery, Cone, Milan Township, Monroe, Michigan, United States.

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Erastus S. Cone
Sarah Uptegraft
Marriage: 12 January 1848
Erastus Cone, Jr
Judge Cone
Joseph E. Cone
Rebecca Cone
Benjamin Cone
Jane Cone
William J. Cone
Rachael Cone
Elizabeth "Eliza" Cone
Mary Cone
Alvin Cone

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  • Erastus S Cone, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Erastus S. Cone, "Michigan, Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Erastus Cone in entry for Erastus Cone, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


The Territory of Michigan was organized as an incorporated territory of the United States on June 30, 1805, with Detroit as the territorial capital.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Irish (Roscommon): possibly a shortened form of McCone .

English (Suffolk): from Middle English coin, cone ‘wedge, corner’; the reasons for its adoption as a surname are unclear.

Americanized form of North German Kohn or Köhn, or Kuhn .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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