Monday, April 6, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Thomas Coon

Thomas Coon
April 3, 1813
July 14, 1853

Buried Koon Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Photograph courtesy of Marty Hodge of Marion, Kentucky.

Thomas Coon, the son of Jacob and Sarah Coon/Koon, was born in Harrison County, Virginia and died of an abscess in the chest, according to Crittenden County Vital Statistics – Deaths. Jacob and Sarah Coon appear on the 1830 Livingston County, Kentucky census in the area that would become Crittenden County in 1842. In 1832, they purchased land on the waters of Livingston Creek [Livingston County Deed Book CC:314].

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