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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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Christian Cones

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

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

[Although I can not fix the date above, I can note the specifics here in the Bio.]

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; drowing 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.


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/.


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 (unsure which one) 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.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Charles Grant Cones

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Charles Grant Cones

Birth: 1868 Indiana, USA 

Death: 1949 Indiana, USA

Charles G. Cones was the son of William Washington and Margaret Henrietta (Bayes) (Williamm) Cones. Born in 1868; died in 1949, in Crown Hill, Cemetery - Indianapolis, Indiana. 
He was the brother to the following siblings: Sarah Alice; Anna Laurie; William Frank; Nora Mae; Bertha Jane and Tressie Onie Cones. 

On April 4, 1897, Charles married Mary L. Cox in Marion Co., Indiana. To this union are known children; Mabel A., Chester Wallace (Sr), Gracie May and Clarence Joseph (Sr.).  

William Washington Cones (1840 - 1922) 
Margaret Henrietta Bayes Cones (1847 - 1929) 

Mary Lou Cox Cones (1881 - 1962)* 

Mabel A. Cones (1898 - 1916)* 
Chester Wallace Cones (1900 - 1983)*
Grace (Gracie) May (Cones) Marsh (1902 - 1969)*
Clarence Joseph Cones (1907 - 1946)* 

Cora Francis Cones* 
Anna Laurie Cones Arbuckle (1865 - 1950)* 
Charles Grant Cones (1868 - 1949) 
Nora Mae Cones Appleget (1875 - 1900)*
Tressie Onie Cones Kirk (1879 - 1974)* 

Note: burial: NOV 21,1949 
Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery 
Indianapolis, Marion County, 
Indiana, USA 

Plot: Sec: 51, Lot: 385

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Charles Grant II

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Charles Grant II  

Nickname :    "Little Charles Grant"

Birth   1936
Indiana, USA

Death  1946
Marion County,
Indiana, USA

Little Charles Grant II, son to Clarence Joseph Sr.  and Gertrude (Koster) Cones. He was  born in 1936 and died in 1946, being buried in Crown Hill Cemetery - Indianapolis, Indiana.  


Parents: Clarence Joseph Cones (1907 - 1946) 


Mary Lou Cones (1929 - 1946)* 
Charles Grant Cones (1936 - 1946) 
Clarence Joseph Cones (1939 - 2010)* 

Inscription: SON 

Note: burial: NOV 22,1946 

Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery 
Indianapolis, Marion County, 
Indiana, USA 

Plot: Sec: 51, Lot: 256

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Charles B. Cones

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Charles B. Cones

Birth    April 15, 1863
Death   May 4, 1890 

Charles B. Cones was born in Indiana on April 15, 1863; to Constantine B. and Mary L. (Aveline) Cones. He died on May 4, 1890 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois and was returned to Indiana, his final resting place of Crown Hill Cemetary near his family. Charles married Nettie Mae Frailey on Dec. 31, 1884 in Marion Co., Indiana. 

Family links: 
Constantine Byron Cones (1837 - 1907) 
Mary Louise Aveline Cones (1841 - 1905) 

Charles B. Cones (1863 - 1890) 
Kathryn Cones Patrick (1867 - 1937)* 

Note: burial: MAY 16,1890 

Crown Hill Cemetery 
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA  
Plot: Sec: 3, Lot: 64

Resource attached here

Anna Elizabeth (Kettmann) Cones

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Anna Elizabeth (KETTMANN) Cones

Birth   November 9, 1895

          Missouri, USA

Death  Feb., 1982

           Marion County,

Original Bio was submitted to FAG Memorial by David E. Brown   (( Thank You! ))

Anna Elizabeth (Kettmann) Cones was born Nov. 9, 1895 in St. Louis, Missouri and died in February of 1982, Marion Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. 
She is the daughter of Heinrich (Henry) Kettmann and Anna Marie Koerner. Her mother Anna Koerner is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Mausoleum #B-39, Section AA. Her father's (Heinrich Kettman) ashes are in the mausoleum with Anna Koerner.   

Her first husband was Ralph George Higgs. From that marriage she had one child, Ralph Kettmann Higgs. She was the second wife to Chester A. Cones, no children to this marriage. 

Henry S. Kettmann (1868 - 1919) 
Anna Marie Koerner Kettmann (1876 - 1956) 

Ralph Higgs (1897 - 1970) 
Chester A. Cones (1894 - 1955)* 

Ralph Kettmann Higgs (1920 - 1998)*  

Burial on: March 2, 1982 

Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery 
Indianapolis Marion County Indiana, USA 
Plot: Sec: 212, Lot: 336

Resource page attached here

Ann Cones Memorial

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Ann Cones 

Death 1870

Burial :

Spring Grove Cemetery
Cincinnati Hamilton County Ohio, USA

Plot: :
Garden LN, Section 57, Lot 26, Space 6

Resource page is connected here.

(Due to our device not wanting to upload pictures, we will upload them shortly on the other device. Thanks for your patience.)

Find A Grave Memorials

Due to FAG merging duplicated memorials - we are merging our memorials here to keep track of the updates. We understand their concern for duplicated memorials, however, when it is family requesting the rights to update the information with the accurate information on the memorials as well as requesting the rights to maintain their loved ones memorials and the person holding possession of the memorial is more concerned about his stats then the family of the deceased, so he denies the updates or transfers, well it is no wonder their are so many duplicated memorials.

So with all of the issues and fuss we are going to begin merging our memorials we hold possession of to this blog and our ancestrial blog. We are family to all of the memorials we hold and we will continue to update these memorials with the most accurate to our knowledge information that has been verified before updating. We do not care about stats to how many deceased memorials we hold. We care about our deceased loved ones no matter where they are related to us and we give them the respect they deserve as well as their families. 

So please be advised we are beginning the merging process over the next few weeks.

** Please note, we will always credit the original source on our blog. If there was an original bio in one of our memorials we will credit that bio author. If there is no bio author credited then the original bio was created by me. Thanks for your understanding. **

Thanks in advance for your understanding.