My MOTHER was Rosa Ellen WILLIS.
Grandparents: William David Willis & Marinda Snow MARTIN which leads into the ETCHISON - ETCHASON - SHIELDS - MCKNELLY - RAGLAND - BLAIR and other families.
Key research subjects: "Big Jim" Willis and "One Arm" Jake Willis.
My mother's roots comes from Clay Co.,IL ,southern IN & includes AR
My FATHER was 'Neal' Noah Cornelius COHOON.
Grandparents: George Washington Cohoon & Sarah MATHENY with Jasper Co.,IL. roots.
G-Grandparents: Stephen Cohoon & Margaret COLE came NY - PA - Delaware Co.,OH - Jasper Co.,IL.
Spelling of Cohoon/Cahoon/Calhoon/Colhoun/COLQUHOUN & others at times.
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***The information on this site is the results of much labor by many people and I am grateful that they were willing to share. Hope you also will share. Share little or share much. It all helps to put our family history together. Enjoy and hope to hear from you soon.
Below under RELATED LINKS are connections to my on line work. I try to update as often as possible.
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- Rosa Ellen Willis -Cohoon - Ritchey 1920 - 1993 (31 KB)
the dress was brought at Princes Peggy factory in Vandalia by "AuntJackie" Erma Colona (Willis) Hall
to be wore to Uncle Joe Willis' Funeral..... http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/h/Fred-c-Cohoon-MO/index.html
- Carl Herbert & Elsie Lillan HEMP-COHOON 1916 (15 KB)
Wedding Day 1916 Watertown,SD - Carl son of James & Minerva Beck Cohoon. Elsie dau of Albert & Elizabeth HEMP /VA roots .. http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/h/Fred-c-Cohoon-MO/index.html
- COHOON - MARTIN - ETCHASON - MARTIN before 1940?? (19 KB)
L - R : Jim Cohoon ; Noah Martin ; Ike Etchason ;Oscar Martin -- Dad's brother + Mother's Uncle You tell me how they all fit together at Jim's and this is the same farm Dad and Mom lived on..... http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/h/Fred-c-Cohoon-MO/index.html
- Carl - Elsie COHOON & grandkids 1955 (14 KB)
Looking at the two photos and think how quick times goes...stay in touch .. keep genealogy records !! ... http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/h/Fred-c-Cohoon-MO/index.html
- George Washington Cohoon b-OH 1837 son of Stephen (21 KB)
George Washington Cohoon - original mounted or diamond shaped glass with chain wraped around for hanger - it had been my Dad's (Neal). Don't know now he came by photo??
- 1938 Alex COHOON family - Jasper Co.,IL (49 KB)
Alex & Amanda BOYD COHOON; Ethel COHOON LONGSDORFF; Dorthy LONGSDORFF NOWLIN; John NOWLIN = Alex is the son of George Washington COHOON
- Rail Roading at Yale, Jasper Co.,IL (44 KB)
Post Card Photo addressed to Neal Cohoon at R.F.D.#2 B.25. Shobonier, IL -- Charile Kirby
on left facing us- "Uncle Pete" Simon Peter
Cohoon (1865-1952) middle and back -&- Carl
Cohoon right and front -- Yale IL depot ....
- Simon Peter 1865-1952 & Alxander A 1861-1946 (53 KB)
COHOON's 1938 on Hwy 49 near Hunt City - the home place was just west of Yale and Hwy 49 runs south thru Hunt City to Willow Hill ... http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/h/Fred-c-Cohoon-MO/index.html
- Charity Jane ETCHASON--MARTIN 1861- 1924 (21 KB)
Taken about 1923: Helen Mae Willis Allen 1902 -1930; Charity Jane Etchason Martin 1861- 1924
Marinda Snow Martin Willis 1882-1936; Allen twins (Ernie & Erma) born 14 July 1922... http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/h/Fred-c-Cohoon-MO/index.html
- Alxander A. Cohoon 1861-1946 (27 KB)
Our thanks to Karen for sharing the pictures. It was her mother, Joanne Longdorff (grandaughter of Alex) that sparked much of my early research...
- William WILLIS 1869-1926 and daughters (1924 Ark?) (13 KB)
L-R: Hattie Jane Willis BAXLEY; Erma Colona (Jackie) Willis HALL ; Lois Josephine Willis-HILL-Cohoon; and Rosa Ellen Willis-Cohoon-RITCHEY
- Old Vandalia State House (24 KB)
Old post card (my guess 20's) back says to place "one cent stamp". Made by Curt Teich & Co.
Inc. Chicago, U.S.A. -- FOR INFORMATION ABOUT CAPITAL (dedicated Oct. 26, 1928) GO TO: http://www.vandaliaillinois.com/oldstatecapital.html
- Fred Cohoon + Dad & Mom ( Vandalia, IL ) (13 KB)
Brownie Studio on S. 4th St. Vnadalia, IL .. Fred Corneilius Cohoon ( 1941 ).......
"Neal" Noah Cornelius Cohoon 16 Jan 1878 - 20 Jul 1965 ...............
Rosa Ellen Willis-Cohoon 12 Mar 1920 - 30 Apr 1993 ..........
- 1910 Stephan Cohoon's - YALE, JASPER , IL (38 KB)
L to R - Carneilius Carl ; Elmer Harold ; Constance Ersal Sears ; baby ; Josephine Pearl ; Sarah Ida Sears Cohoon ; Amanda Catherine Cohoon- Thompson ; Stephan A. Cohoon see family sheet - thanks Gerty
- Aunt Jackie and Fred (14 KB)
COOLEY Reunion at Watson IL(1998?)"AuntJackie" Erma Colona Willis Hall and Fred Cohoon
- Gerty and Cassie '80 (9 KB)
Gerty Opal Frost 1901-1994 ( Mrs Elmer Harold Cohoon ) on the left & "Cassie" - Amanda Cathreine Cohoon 1901-1985 ( Mrs Walter James Thompson ) on right
- Vandalia State House - abt 1930 ( post card ) (25 KB)
Dedicated Oct. 26, 1928:
Mom bought this Post card the day she came to Vandalia - everything sure looked different than. Vandalia was once the state capital=Link: http://www.vandaliaillinois.com/history.html
- Jesse A. Rainey - Irene 'Rena' Etchason & family (18 KB)
standing Golda Rainey Ritchey (1907-2002) --- Ellen (abt1905) sitting between Jess & Irene 'Rena' Etchason Rainey and the baby is 'Bill' Willie Rainey (1909 - 1963) taken about 1910. Census shows them in Pope Twp.,Fayette Co.,IL. Our thanks to Jerry Rainey
- Jesse Rainey & Winnie Mifflin Rainey --- 1913 (4 KB)
Believed to be wedding day - 19 Feb 1913 at St. John's, Perry Co.,IL. Picture on a postcard to Aunt Belle from Winnie Rainey. Our THANKS to Ronald Cramer
- Christian Church about 1930 - Vandalia, IL. (31 KB)
305 North 5th Street - Can you tell the year and make of the cars ?? http://www.vandaliaillinois.com/history.html
- Uncle Pete (tie) and Neal Cohoon (25 KB)
Bronwie's Studio - Vandalia, IL winter 48/49 Simon Peter Cohoon came from Willow Hill, IL. for a visit and had to get to Pole Cat Mond in a row boat. They played checker day and night - they where very GOOD... http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/h/Fred-c-Cohoon-MO/index.html
- James Marion Cohoon (1858 -1943) (31 KB)
Note the frame - my Dad (Neal) had this. Lots of photos of Uncle Jim's family - see scrapbook..
- Rebecca Ann Shields - Willis (26 KB)
Rebecca Ann Shields - Willis .....chart on Roots Web and memorial on www.findagrave.com
- Rachael Cohoon Calloway (1874-1947) (40 KB)
Rachael Cohoon Calloway 1874-1947 daughter of George Washington Cohoon. Lived in Terre Haute, IN
- Rebecca & Jacob WILLIS (32 KB)
From tin plate - thanks to LuElla ....chart on Roots Web and memorial on www.findagrave.com
- 'Neal' Noah Cohoon and 1/2bro. Harry Cohoon (6 KB)
The taller man is Uncle Harry taken on Pole Cat Mound in the river bottom >> 1 mile East of Vandalia on then US 40 & 1/2 mile South .. http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/h/Fred-c-Cohoon-MO/index.html
- Jacob Evan Willis (29 KB)
Jacob Evan Willis 1819 - 1917 .....chart on Roots Web and memorial on www.findagrave.com
- Sidney A. JOHNSON-HARRIS-COHOON and Margret 1886 (3 KB)
Sidney A. Johnson, Harris Cohoon 1852-1921 - from the tin plate Uncle Harry gave me - baby Margret was born 12 Jan 1886 .. http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/h/Fred-c-Cohoon-MO/index.html
- Mary Cohoon - Dicy Reed Cohoon (12 KB)
Mary Cohoon - Roberts 1891-1959 and sister-in-law Dicy Reed - Cohoon - Allen 1894
- Elizabeth Jane WILLIS-BLAIR (1840-1934) (34 KB)
Elizabeth Jane Willis Blair 1840-1934 daughter of William Calvin & Nancy Caroline ETCHISON-WILLIS ... thanks to .. Doug Wiegal for picture
- Jacob Evan and Rebecca Ann WILLIS (18 KB)
Rebecca Ann Shields 1845 - 1894 and Jacob Evan Willis 1839 - 1917. Married 1861 in Clay Co.,IL. They where the parents of 12 children.
- James Henry & Rebecca Ann YORK-WILLIS + sons (47 KB)
James Henry Willis 1855-1918 + Rebecca Ann York-WILLIS 1875-1942 sons John and James -- thanks to -- Melinda Leigh Willis-Fasulo ...http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/h/Fred-c-Cohoon-MO/index.html
- Rebecca Ann Shields Willis (14 KB)
Rebecca Ann Shields Willis 1845 - 1894 .....chart on Roots Web and memorial on www.findagrave.com
- '48 - Pole Cat Mound - R.R.# 1 VANDALIA , ILLINOIS (13 KB)
says Fred age 6 - has to be spring of 48 - all the old cars are gone - Pole Cat Mound - East from Vandalia on old US 40 (NATIONAL TRAIL) about a mile South on graval road half mile - in river bottom - still see mound today .. http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/h/Fred-c-Cohoon-MO/index.html
- Rebecca Ann Shields Willis (14 KB)
chart on Roots Web and memorial on www.findagrave.com
- Orville Willis - - Des Arc, AR (29 KB)
Orville Clifford Willis 1897-1979 - son of James Henry & Rebecca Ann York Willis. Listed 1900 census in Neoga, IL. Spending most of his life in Des Arc, Prairie Co., AR. ... thanks 'Dot' for photo and everything....
- Joseph Campbell Cohoon (12 KB)
Joseph Campbell Cohoon , June 1816 PA -- aft 1900 (Maybe?) Grundy Co.,IL - Uncle Harry said Joe was a "fine fiddle player" - Thanks to Marty Mudroch for sharing
- Minerva Beck Cohoon (12 KB)
WRITTEN ON BACK: Grandmother, Aunt Cora, Lloyd, and Lloyd's daughter. I am assuming "Grandmother" is Minerva Beck Cohoon. ~ Linda Sotka
- Wm. Beck family 1925/26 (19 KB)
William & Lola (Clark) Beck about 1925/26. left to right - Nelsine 1916, Fleming 1912, Lena 1914 , Lola 1893, Wm 1879, Alice 1921 (in bibs) and Claudia 1919 with our thanks to Cheri