Monday, January 28, 2013

Lyman and Naaman Cone Agriculture Census 1850

 Brothers Lyman and Naaman Cone are both listed on the 1850 Agricultural Census taken 03 Oct 1850 in New Lisbon, Otsego County, New York.

Lyman reported the following:

160 improved acres
100 unimproved acres
$5,200 cash value of farm
$200 worth of farm implements and machinery
2 horses
12 milch cows
20 other cattle
30 sheep
8 swine
$525 total value of livestock
20 bushels of wheat
100 bushels of rye
300 bushels of Indian corn
120 bushels of oats

Naaman reported the following:
150 improved acres
33 unimproved acres
$3,000 cash value of farm
$100 worth of farm implements and machinery
8 horses
7 milch cows
2 working oxen
11 other cattle
40 sheep
6 swine
$875 total value of livestock
30 bushels of wheat
100 bushels of Indian corn
150 bushels of oats

Lyman and Naaman were the sons of Ira and Lydia (Hayes) Cone. Lyman was born 18 Apr 1799 in Otsego County, New York. He married Mary Santley 12 Mar 1820. Lyman died 30 Mar 1888 in Laurens, Otsego County, N. Y. aged 87 years. In "Some Account of the Cone Family in America, William W. Cone describes him as;
        "An honest, conscientious and deeply religious man, and a member of the
        Society of Friends. In political matters he voted with the Whigs, and with the
        Republican after the Republican party was formed. His house was a station
        on the "Underground Railway" and he assisted many slaves to escape."
        (page 457).

Photo from the collection of Flora Dunlap Long

Naaman was born 11 Sep 1804 and married Joanna Warner, the daughter of Thomas and Rhoda (Hopkins) Warner 17 Nov 1825.  Naaman, after a long career in education, moved on to Hornellsville in Steuben County. He was Poormaster at Hornellsville at the time of his death 29 Oct 1855. I do not know why he moved to Hornellsville.

One of the genealogical coincidences is that Naaman Cone's grandson, Frederick Naaman Cone (son of William Warner Cone),  married Helen Brown Newton (daughter of Mary Elizabeth Clarke, daughter of Lydia Hornell, daughter of George Hornell, Jr., son of George Hornell)the second great granddaughter of George Hornell the man for whom Hornellsville was named.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cone Grandchildren on Oregon Beach 1935

Frederick Naaman Cone
Born 29 Mar 1859, Hornellsville, Steuben County, New York
Died 29 Dec 1957, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Through, I've recently connected with my second cousin, grand daughter of my grandfather's sister Flora Harriet Cone. Also named Flora, she has been sharing some wonderful photographs of the extended Cone family. Our mutual great grand father Frederick Naaman Cone is pictured above.

Great grandfather Cone's life journeys took him from New York state to Worthington, Minnesota; to Mapleton, Utah; to Salem, Oregon and finally to retirement in Portland. A farmer, from the mid 1920s to mid 1930s, he raised prunes somewhere in Marion County outside Salem. We're trying to determine exactly when he moved off the farm and though Marion County land records are probably the quickest answer, we have not located those on-line.

During the time period in question, all but one of his children also lived in the Portland - Salem area.
Daughter Molly and her husband Rev. Thomas Acheson were in Salem where he was pastor of the Jason Lee Methodist Church. Daughter Flora and her husband Charles R. Brim were also farming in rural Marion County in 1934. Son Charles Newton Cone and his wife Hazel Allen Cone were living in Portland where he was working as a chemist in the plywood industry. Only oldest son William Laurence Cone and his wife Rhea Wauneta Watts Cone and their four daughters remained in Utah.

Cousin Flora sent a wonderful photograph of the Northwest based Cone grandchildren lined up by age on the beach at Neskowin, Oregon in 1935. If the inserted caption is too difficult to read, the grandchildren are from left: Bob Brim ( he wants us to notice that he was standing on his toes to seem taller), Josephine Brim, Helen Acheson, Barbara Brim, Fred Brim, Mary Acheson, Chuck Cone, Flora "Lally" Brim, and Tom Acheson.