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This is a blog for the descendants of the Cones Family in America. We welcome all descendants of the Cones Family here. Please feel free to ask any questions or help update any information here. Please understand that while we are still in the process of verifying information, all dates, names and other information are subject to change given reasonable documentation. With every family, every generation, the legacies and stories will be different and will change. We believe the names of each descendant are properly placed, but keep in mind we are bound to have a mistake someplace. If you feel there is improper information here or you wish to further that information to help others, please respectfully submit your information in a comment to any post, so that we can have it verified and ensure that the correct information is placed properly. Please know that as we continue to current and verify descendants, those that are still living for their privacy and protection, we will only note their gender and their birth year - not the actual date. This is to protect the identity of those still living. This blog is © 2014-2017 Cones Family.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

History of The Battle of Brandywine

Here are some links of interest on the history of the Battle of Brandywine. Since Christian Cones presumably disappeared from history around that time frame I thought it would be a good idea to read up on the Brandywine history. This is great advice to the new hunters.

By reading the history of Brandywine, this gives us an idea of the war time frame and the possible sides Christian fought on. Many believed that he fought for America but in light of reading up on the Brandywine it has left some of our minds wandering was he on the side of the enemy? It is possible we will never know. Until we can locate more information on Christian we are left speculating what really happened. Did he really die at the Battle of Brandywine? Was Christian able to carry on life after the Brandywine leaving a slight trail that seems to be lost in history? What really happened to Christian Cones and will we ever truly find out?  I truly hope so. But until that time comes all we can do is read up on the history and speculate what we all think happened. Family folk-lore's are interesting but they are not always accurate. Unfortunately, this is proving to be true for Christian.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Jane 'Jan' (McCullough) Cones

Jane 'Jan' (McCullough) Cones

Birth  1760
USA
Death  Jan. 24, 1831
Cold Spring,
Campbell County,
Kentucky


Jane McCullough is the daughter of William Robert McCullough and unknown mother. She was born 1760 in Lancaster Co., and passed away Jan. 24, 1831 in Campbell Co., Kentucky.

Jane married Jacob Cones in Campbell Co., Kentucky in 1785. To this union there were 10 children; William Washington; John Gregg; Agnes Cones; James C.; Elizabeth Rachel; Robert McCullough; Samuel Joseph; Florinoy (Flernoi); Jane McCullough (Jan); and JOSEPH Cones.

--- Please Note: ---http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SPILMAN/1997-03/0857865925
To this date, Jane and Jacob's final resting place is unknown. Confirmed resources note that the cemetery where Jacob and his wife were located - has been covered over by the neighboring Baptist church parking lot.

Descendants of the Cones Family arriving at the location of the old cemetery, asked the Head members of the church if they could help in this research. It was declined and later remarked that they moved the graves of all who remained in the Old Baptist Cemetery, so they could pave way for a bigger parking lot. Understandable.

When asked about the locations of the remains or why their headstones were not with their graves but tossed over in to the woods beside the old cemetery, the reply was declined and those asking were asked to remove them self from the premises.
Sources since this first finding, raise questions that concerned descendants of the Cones Family.

- If this is true, why were the remains moved and buried in unmarked, undisclosed graves?
-Where are the graves? It was noted that they were in a local cemetery near by, however, there is no record or confirmation to the remains being removed and reburied. Any further questions were unanswered and declined.
 
With out jumping to conclusion, our final findings with most others, is believed that the Old Baptist Cemetery is still the last known location of the remains for those who were buried in the old cemetery. Since their is no evidence at this time to conclude or verify the removal or the final location of the remains after their removal.

--- To be fair, it is important to note that each state has different laws in tact that disclose how cemeteries are protected - if any protection is rendered by that state. At the time of the search by various descendants, there was no known laws of protection for the Old Baptist Cemetery or any other known cemetery in the state of Kentucky. Since then some laws have changed and some remain the same. ---


Family:
Parent Links:


Spouse:
Jacob Riley Cones (1760-1832)*


Children:
William Cones (1784-1851)*
Agness (Cones) Murnan   (1790-1835)*
James C. Cones  (1791-1849)*
Robert McCullough Cones   (1792-1871)*
Samuel Joseph Cones  (1797-1866)*
Joseph Cones  (1805-1868)*


Burial:
First Baptist Church Cemetery
Cold Spring,
Campbell County,
Kentucky, USA

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Jacob Riley Cones

Jacob Riley Cones

Birth  1760
Lancaster County,
Virginia, USA

Death  May 5, 1832
Cold Spring,
Campbell County,
Kentucky, USA

Jacob Riley Cones was the son of Christian and unknown (Grant) Cones. He was born in 1760 in Lancaster County, Virginia and he passed away on May 5, 1832 in Cold Springs, Alexandria, Campbell Co., Kentucky.



--- About Jacob and his father ---
Jacob Cones from age 4 was raised by an English woman who's last name was thought to be Grant.(Grant could be his mother's last name too since his uncle was John Grant who lived in Grants Lick, KY) Jacob tried to find his mother and sisters among the Great Lake tribes and down the Mississippi river. Jacob and his sons were skilled carpenters and loggers.

Jacob's father Christian Cones was believed to be of Holland and the first of the family to come to the American Colonies. He spoke only the Germanic language and settled near Germantown,PA. He enlisted in the Revolutionary War and served in the Germanic regiment and rose to the rank of Sergeant during his enlistment which was usually only 90 days. He drowned while crossing the river during the Battle of Brandywine (this battle was forbidden by George Washington but ordered by the PA officers).


Christian left behind a wife, two daughters and Jacob. His wife remarried and her second husband was killed by Indians, she and the two girls were captured by Indians and never seen again.

Jacob Cones bought a farm near where Ft. Thomas, Ky. That now stands on Old Lexington Pike in Campbell Co., Kentucky, purchasing it at $1.25 acre.

Jacob married Jane McCullough in Campbell Co., Kentucky in 1785. To this union there were 10 children; William Washington; John Gregg; Agnes Cones; James C.; Elizabeth Rachel; Robert McCullough; Samuel Joseph; Florinoy (Flernoi); Jane McCullough (Jan); and JOSEPH Cones.

--- Please Note: ---

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SPILMAN/1997-03/0857865925

To this date, Jacob and Jane's final resting place is unknown. Confirmed resources note that the cemetery where Jacob and his wife were located - has been covered over by the neighboring Baptist church parking lot.

Descendants of the Cones Family arriving at the location of the old cemetery, asked the Head members of the church if they could help in this research. It was declined and later remarked that they moved the graves of all who remained in the Old Baptist Cemetery, so they could pave way for a bigger parking lot. Understandable.

When asked about the locations of the remains or why their headstones were not with their graves but tossed over in to the woods beside the old cemetery, the reply was declined and those asking were asked to remove them self from the premises.
Sources since this first finding, raise questions that concerned descendants of the Cones Family.

- If this is true, why were the remains moved and buried in unmarked, undisclosed graves?
-Where are the graves? It was noted that they were in a local cemetery near by, however, there is no record or confirmation to the remains being removed and reburied. Any further questions were unanswered and declined.

With out jumping to conclusion, our final findings with most others, is believed that the Old Baptist Cemetery is still the last known location of the remains for those who were buried in the old cemetery. Since their is no evidence at this time to conclude or verify the removal or the final location of the remains after their removal.

 --- In all fairness, I think it is important to note every state has different laws that disclose how all cemeteries are protected. (If there is any protection from the state). During that time of the noted search made by various descendants, there were NO known laws of protection for the Old Baptist Cemetery. I should note there also were no laws of protection to any other  cemeteries  in the state of Kentucky.
Since this information surfaced there have been some law changes enforcing protection of some cemeteries. Meanwhile, other laws remain the same and some cemeteries are not protected. ---


Family Links:
Parent:
Christian Cones (1740-1777)


Spouse
Jane (McCullough) Cones (1760-1831)*

Children:
William Cones (1784-1851)*
Agness Cones Murnan (1790-1835)*
James C Cones  (1791-1849)*
Robert McCullough Cones (1792-1871)*
Samuel Joseph Cones (1797-1866)*
Joseph Cones (1805-1868)*


Burial:
Old Baptist Cemetery
Alexandria
Campbell County,
Kentucky, USA




Clarence Joseph Cones Jr

Clarence Joseph Cones Jr

Birth   March 21, 1939  
Marion County,
Indiana
Death  Nov. 23, 2010  
Canyon Lake,
Texas

Clarence Joseph Cones (Jr)  was born to Clarence Joseph (Sr) and Gertrude (Koster) Cones on  March 21, 1939 in Marion Co, Indiana. He was sibling to Mary Lou and (Little) Charles Grant (II) Cones. He was a residence of Canyon Lake, Texas at the time of his death on Nov. 23, 2010.


Family Links:
Parents:
Clarence Joseph Cones (1907-1946)


Siblings:
Mary Lou Cones (1929-1946)*
Charles Grant Cones (1936-1946)*
Clarence Joseph Cones (indicated within this post)

Burial:
Unknown



Merging F.A.G Continues

Merging Continues


Just a reminder that our Find A Grave pages are being merged to this site and placed in a tab where they will be easily located at the side of this site. You will find all F.A.G Memorials located in the tab labeled Our F.A.G Memorial Merge

Since the F.A.G site is currently working on their updates, some memorials that are duplicated are being merged. Due to the merging of memorials on their site, since we do hold a few duplicates on our F.A.G page. We will begin the merging process to here.

Duplicated memorials mostly exist because the individual maintaining the pages is either no longer managing their memorials or just not responding to changes people are submitting. When you try to contact F.A.G about the issue and try to get the updates added well let me just say it is a pain in the rear. This is why we are merging our memorials so we can keep access and maintain the updates we find. We will also continue to update our memorials at F.A.G.   

At any rate due to the updates we are merging all of our Find A Grave memorials with all the updated information to this website. So this site will hold a lot of valuable resources we hope by the time we get everything added. (If you could see the filing cabinet full you would understand why it is taking so long, that and along with the process of exhausting leads that my FIL wants to get finished up before his passing - which we hope is not anytime soon. He is in good health but getting up their in age.) 

Remember that all maiden names will be highlighted (blue).

I will be working as much as I can this weekend on the merging process and continue the updates to the book. I have a little extra time on my hands being in bed most of the week sick. Lol! So I am able to get some work done. I have received some new emails from new kin, I am so happy to be able to meet new people and really happy to be able to get this blog going and updated to help with your searching.

Until my next updated post - Happy hunting! Feel free to leave us a comment any time or email. I will do my best to update you all I can as quickly as I can. The digital book is coming and I hope to be able to announce soon the date. This will only be the revision of Chester Wallace Cones book as we have way to many leads going on right now to add the complete revision. So there will be an other book once I can get these leads narrowed down. I have a few emails out I am hoping to hear back from shortly. I mentioned in a previous post about the books I am hunting.

------>>>> Please, Please, Please! Get with us if you are currently holding a copy to any of these books. I recently corresponded with a descendant to Emma Cones Reicherter who wrote the 12 Diary/Journals. They were going to see if they could locate any but at this moment it is uncertain where any of these journals could be. If you are descendant to Emma Cones Reicherter and you possibly know where these diaries are please message us.

Thanks again in advance.






Mabel A. Cones


Finally!

We have finally located some pictures of Mabel. Hooray! We have had a few leads to some other mysteries we are currently working on. But we are finally able to put a face with a name. So here now we are happy to present to you Cones kin, Mabel A. Cones.



Let us recap, Mabel A Cones (April 1898 Indiana - March 17, 1916 Indianapolis, IN) is the daughter of Charles Grant (Nov. 22, 1868 Indiana - Nov. 17, 1949 Indiana) and Mary Lou (Cox) Cones (Jan. 31,1881 Indiana - July 17,1962 Indianapolis, IN).

Although to date, we still know very little about her. We are confident that as we continue to search for information on her we will eventually land more hits.

The following pictures are of Mabel. We can confirm these pictures as they were discovered to be in the collection of pictures that were Chester Wallace Cones Sr. in with one of the siblings of my fil. That was a long journey to hunt, but we are so very grateful to that sibling for double checking and locating that there were in fact pictures of Mabel. Several years hunting and the Lord blessed us with more pictures. Yay!










This is Mabel sometime in the early 1900s.






In this picture Mabel is standing in the back, brother Chester Wallace at the left side and baby Grace at the right. No date is noted on this picture.


In the above, we zoomed in a close up of Mabel. In this next picture we begin Left to Right: Mabel, Grace and Chester Cones.







Now there are only a few pictures of Mabel still around from what we are told so we are very glad to finally be able to place a name with a face and share these pictures with kin. 





When you have been searching ancestry as long as I have and even longer and you land hits like this, it makes ancestry more exciting and brings everything you have been doing and everyone you have been working on to life. You almost get the sense of meeting an individual for the first time. I can not explain the excitement and adrenaline that arrives in that moment. This is why so many hunters take pride in the work they have done. There is a deep rewarding when we are patient and we keep on with the searching. This is another reason why I emphasize to keep your work separated from the work of others and to make sure you verify every ounce of information you come across. Regardless of how long a searcher has been searching we are all bound to make a mistake some place. Certainly do not ever attach your tree with an other tree on ancestry until you have verified the information in the other tree to ensure it is credible and accurate. Always mark resources as resources and save them always! You never know when you may need that resource again. 

With that I conclude this post with excitement. Happy hunting everyone!  


 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Christian Cones

F.A.G Merging:  (Maiden) names will be in BLUE


Christian Cones

Birth abt 1740,
Netherlands
Death Sep. 11, 1777
Brandywine, York County,
Pennsylvania, USA


Christian Cones is believed to be born abt 1740 in Holland, Germany; or Netherlands area.

He is believed to of died in the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777; drowning while crossing in Brandywine. Unfortunately, his final resting place is unknown. It is believed by some in the Cones family, that his remains may of returned to Lancaster County, Virginia, however, that has not been confirmed to this date.

There are several versions about Christian through out the Cones Family. While little is known or confirmed to date, we do know that he was married to a Grant and had a son named Jacob Riley Cones and 2 daughters.

It is believed that Christian had 2 possibly 3 brothers, yet to be confirmed by the sources we were given. Two possible names were noted as David and Peter, located in North Hampton County, Pennsylvania area. However both of their birth years are noted as 1750, yet to be confirmed. Another yet to be confirmed source notes that there is a brother in Kentucky and then of course Christians death in Brandywine.

--- Christian's son Jacob Cones from age 4 was raised by an English woman who's last name was thought to be Grant.
(Grant is said to be Jacob's mother's last name, since his uncle was John Grant who lived in Grants Lick, KY).

Christian Cones was believed to be of Holland and the first of the family to come to the American Colonies. He spoke only the Germanic language and settled near Germantown, PA. He enlisted in the Revolutionary War and served in the Germanic regiment and rose to the rank of Sergeant during his enlistment which was usually only 90 days.  He drowned while crossing the river during the Battle of Brandywine (this battle was forbidden by George Washington, but ordered by the PA officers). Christian left behind a wife, two daughters and Jacob. His wife remarried and her second husband was killed by Indians, she and the two girls were captured by Indians and never seen again.  ---

Source: Cones Family in America.



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At this time we are in the process of formatting the original copy of our family book, The Cones Family in America complied by Chester Wallace Cones and we are also including a newly revised edition to add with great grandfather's book.

We are hoping to have this completed by fall 2015 at the latest. For those interested in being a part of the revision, Follow us for the updates as we just opened and continue to work on updating the blog. http://conesinamericaancestry.blogspot.com/.

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Family links Children Jacob Riley Cones(1760-1832)* Burial Beidler Burial Ground Hallam York County Pennsylvania, USA [Add Plot]

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Searching for these books.....

We are searching for the following books on the Cones Family History. Please if you know where a copy is or have a copy and would be willing to talk with us, we would like to hear from you. 


  • Emma Cones Reicherter - Emma is the author of 12 Diaries/Journals
  • Chester W. Cones (I am currently revising now) (he did 2 books, one was the revision copy which is what I have) 
  • Frank C. Cones  (2 books)
  • Betty Belle Cones
  • William Washington Cones
  • Agnes Cones

Please keep an eye out for one or all of these books. 

Thanks so much in advance.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Other Cones Family Books

We are putting this out there as a request. 

We know that there are at least 4 other Cones Family in America Books. Off the top of my head I think one was wrote by an Emma Cones and an other by William W. Cones and possibly a Frank Cones. Again off top my head, I have a list and the actual names of their books filed. We are seriously in search of these books. We have a few leads and would like to verify these or rule them out. But we would like to try and compare details or events. 

We are still working to wrap up the Cones Family In America update from Chester W. Cones. However we have had a few family emergencies (on my side of the family) causing delays and also due to my FIL's age and health he really wants to wrap up as much as we can on the small list of mysteries before us. He is well right now  but in his 80s and any thing can happen. So please again be patient with us. Time is of the essence to get as much as we can on some of these mysteries. 

In the last year we have had a few leads, hits and solved a couple of mysteries (finally).  We had a guy leave a message for us on our find a grave page that he had an album of pictures to some of Samuel Josephs brothers. On our page his name was a B. Oakley, he also is a descendant of Samuels as are we. (Do you know how we can reach him?)  We would like to speak with him on his reply, but he never replied back to our numerous replies.

If you know anyone who may have a copy of one of these other Cones Family books and can put us in contact with them we would like to speak to them. If they would be willing to allow us to view their book or get a scanned copy (we will pay) please let us know. 

Our projected goal to finalize this updated version is still the end of this year. We can always add more to the updated version at a later time or release our latest finds in phase 2 of this project. The goal is to get Chesters book in digital format. The updated information may have to be phase 2. Mostly because of the unforseen family emergencies that we have had over the last two years. This is our latest update and we will continue to keep you posted. Thank you for your patience.