Russell Cohoon, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Russell Cohoon

RUSSELL COHOON is a native of Yates County, N. Y.; he was born August 2, 1808, and is a son of Stuart and Charity (Culver) Cohoon; he is the eldest of his family; his father was a native of Connecticut, his mother of New Jersey; his father was a Captain in the war of 1812; he lived in the State of New York until 1820, when he moved to Erie County, Penn., and there died in 1836; his grandfather served in the Revolution. Our subject lived at home until of age, and received a fair education for the time, having taught two terms of school; he learned the trade of a joiner, at which he worked in connection with wagon-making for many years, and nine years at saw-milling; he came to Porter County in February, 1851, settling on the farm which he now owns - a splendid one of eighty-five acres besides good buildings. He was married October 1, 1829, to Anna Colver, of Yates County, N. Y.; by this union he had five children - Llewellyn J., Avery R., Elliott, Ceylon and Melross; his wife died August 18, 1855; his second marriage was to Mrs. Nancy C. Hayner, who was born April 6, 1822; by this union Mr. Cohoon had born to him four children - Charles, Carrie C. (now wife of N. Dawson, of this county), Ellsworth and Grant; the boys are farmers; by a former marriage Mrs. Cohoon had two children. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Cohoon is a Republican and a member of the Unitarian Church; he has been Justice of the Peace twenty-one years.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 332-333

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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