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William Cone

William Cone

Male 1788 - Bef 1879  (< 91 years)

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    1850 United States Federal Census
    1850 United States Federal Census
    Birth date: abt 1788
    Birth place: Maine
    Residence date: 1870
    Residence place: Lowell, Penobscot, Maine, United States
    1870 United States Federal Census
    1870 United States Federal Census
    Year: 1870; Census Place: Lowell, Penobscot, Maine; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: .
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    This very bizarre newspaper clipping fits. Wm Cone was living in Lowell or Enfield at this time, and would have been about 90 when this occurred. Not certain, but likely! Bangor Daily Whig and Courier (Bangor, Maine)
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    DNA evidence to support this link

    From Hallowell (Kennebec Co) journal in 1812. Take it for whatever its worth...

  • Name William Cone  [1
    Born 1788  Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • No record, but Samuel had three boys living with him in 1790.
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1880  Lowell, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1292  drabold
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2015 

    Father Samuel Cone,, Pvt,   b. 05 Aug 1751, Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845, Hampden, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Eunice,   b. Abt 1749, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1820, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Family ID F1652  Group Sheet

    Family "Mercy"/Mary Wing,   b. Abt 1788 
    Married 11 Apr 1806  Clinton, Kennebec, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Children 
     1. Mary Cone,   b. 1813, Kennebec, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1890, Milford, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Sarah Cone,   b. 1814, Clinton, Kennebec, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1887  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F462  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1788 - Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Apr 1806 - Clinton, Kennebec, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1880 - Lowell, Penobscot, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • UPDATE: DNA matches make it nearly certain that Mary Cone is a descendant of Samuel Cone, discussed below. So its only a question of which son of Samuel is father. Beside the arguments for William below, I am seeing DNA matches with Wings of Kennebec, ME. William Cone of Clinton, Kennebec, ME married Mercy Wing in 1806. Suspect she is the mother.
      I also found a rather silly Bangor Whig and Courier clipping from 1879 referencing an old man, Wm Cone of Enfield (right by Lowell) who had a hedgehog appear in his bed. Someone like this must be a relative.

      I do not have a birth record for Wm Cone. I suspect that he is a son of Samuel Cone because:
      (1) A Wm Cone married Mercy Wing in 1806 in Clinton, Maine, where Samuel Cone was. Our William would be about 18, so thats pretty reasonable.
      (2) Samuel has two sons in 1810 between the ages of 16 and 25, and a daughter between 10 and 15. While one of these sons is certainly Samuel Cone, Jr., the other may well be William. In 1790, Samuel had three young males living with him, I conjecture that one of these was William.
      (3) William Cone lived with the daughter of Mary Cone in 1870 in Lowell, next door to Mary. His census record makes him born about 1788.

      There is a strong link that I do not understand to Mary and Isaac Cone (s of Samuel) that I have interpreted as her uncle:
      (1) Isaac and Mary follow each other around. In 1820 the three Cones (Samuel, Sam. Jr. and Isaac) were together in Clinton, ME.
      (2) in 1830 Isaac Cone is listed very close to Jedidiah Varney [who had young Warren McPheters living with him, as well as Eleanor Tourtillott].They lived in "Cold Stream Half Township" in Penobscot Cty, Maine.
      (3) In 1840 Isaac Cone lived in Lowell, ME, along with (recently married to Mary) Warren McPheters and J. Varney.

      In 1835, it is recorded that Warren McPheters married Mary "Coam" or Coan in Lincoln, ME (next to Lowell), who was born about 1813. Two other "Cone girls" were married in Lincoln within a few years of Mary.

      A Wm Cone is recorded as marrying Mercy Wing in Clinton, Maine in 1806 (LDS records). Samuel Cone and his boys Isaac and Sam. Jr were living in Clinton in1806.

      So because 1) A Wm Cone appears to live with the McPheters clan in 1870, 2) Cones (and especially "Uncle Isaac") are suspiciously closely connected to McPheters -- almost certainly choosing to move together, 3) A Wm Cone was married in Clinton, Maine at just the right time to be Mary's father, 4) Samuel Cone Sr lived to be quite an old man, over 90, and lived his last decades i Hampden, ME, not far from Bangor (but more South rather than North as Lowell is).

      I note that after the old man's death (Samuel Sr, in 1845), Isaac, no youngster himself, struck out for Minnesota.

      NOTE. LDS reports marriage of Wm Cone to Mercy Wing, 11 Apr 1806, Clinton, Kennebec, Maine.

      A Mercy Wing is born 18 June 1781 in Clinton, Kennebec, Maine to Phillip and Abagail

      LDS:
      spouse: William Cone
      marriage: 11 Apr 1806 — Clinton, Kennebec, Maine

      record title: Maine Marriages, 1771-1907
      groom's name: William Cone
      bride's name: Mercy Wing
      marriage date: 11 Apr 1806
      marriage place: Clinton,Kennebec,Maine
      indexing project (batch) number: M50300-2
      system origin: Maine-ODM
      source film number: 10620

      LDS: The town of Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine was founded about 1825. So none of William's children were born there, though he is clearly listed as being b. in Maine (somewhere, in Clinton I speculate!). I note that Phebe and Joanna Cone were born at about the same time as Mary, they are probably sisters. Most frustratingly, no birth records are to be found, only the weddings.

  • Sources 
    1. [S80] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the;), Year: 1850; Census Place: Guildhall, Essex, Vermont; Roll: M432_923; Page: 379B; Image: 755.