Coon, Reuben

b. July 22, 1821, in New Jersey; d. November 7, 1871, in Springfield, Illinois. Coon married Sarah Lewis in Springfield, Illinois, and they had three children. In 1852, Coon was a stockholder in the Mechanics and Farmers Bank in Springfield, Illinois. In 1860, he made his living as a leather merchant and manufacturer of shoes and boots in Sangamon County, Illinois, and possessed personal property worth $5,000 and real estate worth $2,000. Coon's custom-made shoe business employed about eighty men.
Newton Bateman and Paul Selby, eds., Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Sangamon County: Volume II, Part Two (Chicago: Munsell Publishing Company, 1912), 1057; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), October 30, 1852, 3:2; John Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield: E. A. Wilson and Company, 1876), 454; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 29 May 29 1845, 3:1; Sangamon County, Illinois, Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; Sangamon County, Illinois, Eighth Census of the United States, 1860.