Monday, July 7, 2008

On the right is Betsy Ann Jeffers who was the daughter of William & Phebe Wiley Jeffers. She was born April 13, 1828 in Rose, Wayne County New York. She married James Lyman January 20, 1850 in Rose, New York. James was a carpenter and joiner and later owned a furniture store in Wautoma. Betsy was related to all the Jeffers who settled in the Town of Rose and Town of Wautoma. The Lyman first lived in the Town of Warren , later Wautoma and then Plainfield. On the left is her daughter, Mary Lyman who was born November 16, 1850 in New York. Mary Lyman married Ira Parks Coon on March 14, 1872. Mary was a school teacher in Wautoma before her marriage. They moved to Plainfield. Mary Lyman Coon died December 14, 1943. Ira Coon was born January 25, 1850 in Milan, Ohio. He served two terms as Sheriff for Waushara county. From 1871-1880 he had a hotel in Wautoma. He moved to Plainfield in 1873 and ran a livery stable with John Trickie. He served as Postmaster in Plainfield from Harrison's term until his death with the exception of Cleveland's administration. He died February 21, 1906.

1 comment:

matt_o said...

Hey Pam,
I'm doing genealogy for my wife and she is a direct descendant of William Jeffers Hursh. I was wondering if you had any information about him or his family. I did randomly find his civil war photo on a search on a genealogy site. Thanks, hope to hear from you soon.