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Rev Edwin Cone
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Birth: Apr. 30, 1805
Middletown
Middlesex County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 12, 1854

alternate death year: 1857

1850: Residing Whitley County, IN; age 45, spouse of Salina(sic),age 41; parents of Margaret, 15, Orella, 13, Appleton W, 10, Chester L., 3, and Gilbert, 1. Occupation: Farmer

Edwin Cone was born April 30, 1805, at Middletown, Middlesex Co., Conn. His father and family removed to Madison County, Ohio, and where he was married to Salima Wilson, who was a native of Pike County, Ohio.

In the summer of 1836, he determined to cast his lot in the wilds of Indiana, and arrived at his new home in Section 5, September 30, 1836. Mr. Cone was early a professor of religion, and became a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Plain and unassuming in his manner, upright and downright in his words and actions, never favored by fortune, yet he held a high place in the regard of all who knew him. First Justice of the Peace in the Township, constant in season and out of season in the discharge of duty.

The funerals and marriages of the neighborhood were generally solemnized by him in the early days. The grave of an Indian excavated in the trunk of an immense log and covered with a slab near his residence, was a point of attraction to the youngsters. The children of Edwin and Salima Cone, surviving, are Margaret Adams, Appleton W., Chester L. and Gilbert J. Cone.

Mr. Cone died, aged forty-nine, February 12, 1854. Mrs. Cone died at the age of sixty-one. Their ashes rest in Lakeview Cemetery.

Source:
Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana : historical and biographical (1882); by Goodspeed 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Daniel Cone (1769 - 1847)
  Ruth Rich Cone (1772 - 1849)
 
 Spouse:
  Salima Wilson Cone (1809 - 1870)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret E Cone Adams (1837 - 1891)*
  Orella Cone Inlow (1837 - 1881)*
  Appleton W Cone (1839 - 1909)*
  Chester Lotspeich Cone (1846 - 1925)*
 
 Sibling:
  Edwin Cone (1805 - 1854)
  Alma Cone Hayden (1810 - 1883)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lakeview Cemetery
Larwill
Whitley County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Lakeview-1-18-11
 
Created by: OPPSheryl
Record added: Sep 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96630023
 

 
 
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