Dr Leonard Maxson Coon

Male8 December 1830–12 November 1860

Brief Life History of Leonard Maxson

When Dr Leonard Maxson Coon was born on 8 December 1830, in Petersburg, Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York, United States, his father, George Stillman Coon, was 37 and his mother, Electa West, was 33. He married Esther R Crocker on 25 December 1852, in Lima, Rock, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Albany, Albany, New York, United States in 1900. He died on 12 November 1860, in Lima, Lima, Peru, at the age of 29, and was buried in Lima Center, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.

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Dr Leonard Maxson Coon
Esther R Crocker
Marriage: 25 December 1852
Clayton Coon
Minnie L Coon
Fred H Coon

Sources (3)

  • 1860 Census
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
  • Probate records, 1832-1988 (Rock County, Wisconsin)

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1852Lima, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (5)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


    Age 6

    Peru and Bolivia join in short-lived confederation.


    Age 16

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Galway): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuana (see Cooney ).

    Americanized form of German Kuhn .

    Americanized form of Dutch Coen or Koen .

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

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