|View single post by Dee_Too|
|Posted: Mon May 16th, 2011 06:35 am||
It's C for Cone, right?
Andrew Jackson Cone 1836–1865 is my great-grandfather. My grandfather, born posthumously in May 1865, was named for him and both were called Andrew. In fact, both of my mother's grandfathers were named for Andrew Jackson. Hold that thought for my final paragraph below. My mother's mother's father, called Jack, was too young for the War, although his four older brothers all served, as did his father-in-law (my great-great-grandfather) and his five brothers. Except for AJC (Ga), all served in Florida, which means I can access all of the pension and widow's pension documents through the Florida State archives website. They're scans, and it's thrilling to see an account of when and how they were paroled, or wounded, or whatever, in their own handwriting.
Daniel Newman Cone (Jr) 1842–1910? a couple lines down from him on your list is a cousin. The name is often misspelled that way, but it's really Daniel Newnan Cone, with an N, and there are four of them so far:
Daniel Newnan Cone 1814–1841
Daniel Newnan Cone Jr 1842–1910? after 1878
Daniel Newnan Cone III MD 1875–1942
Daniel Newnan Cone IV 1912–2000
Capt William Henry Cone 1777–1857 was the father of DNC Sr 1814–1841, his two sisters (Frances 1808, died young, and Nancy Keziah 1811–1856, ten children), and his four brothers (William Haddock 1825–1886, Peter 1827–1883, Barnard 1829–1882, and Capt Charlie 1831–1924), by two wives. William Henry was a captain in the War of 1812, an indian fighter in a campaign against the Alachuas in Florida, served in the Georgia legislature for 23 years, then moved to Florida about 1842, where he represented Columbia County in the Florida state senate. Definitely an overachiever. DNC Sr, his first son and older than the nearest brother by eleven years, was born in 1814, and in the War of 1812, Capt William Henry Cone served under General Daniel Newnan on the St Mary's and St John's rivers. Newnan, Georgia, ZIP 30263 and the seat of Coweta County, was incorporated in 1823 and named for General Daniel Newnan, "who fought in the Indian Wars, the War of 1812, and later served in the Georgia General Assembly" http://newnan.georgia.gov/05/home/0,2230,8645822,00.html. I suspect it's misspelled on lists everywhere, whether modern or historical.
DNC Jr CSA Aug1842–+1910? (the one on your list), was an only child born posthumously—so posthumously, in fact, that it's unlikely his father Daniel Newnan Cone 1814–Dec1841 even knew that his bride of less than five months was pregnant. I don't think his mother married again, and I wonder how she felt when her only child went to war at 19. I've never seen a cause of death given for DNC Sr, but the date is smack dab in the middle of the second Seminole War, and service is a family tradition.
All four of DNC Sr's younger brothers served in the third Seminole War and with distinction in the CSA, and especially at Olustee. And especially Capt Charlie, well known for his panache. The four Cone brothers who fought at Olustee in the 2nd Fla Calvary were Capt William Haddock Cone 1825–1886 Co G (father of Fla governor Fred P. Cone, 1937–1941), Lt Simon Peter Cone 1827–1883 Co K, Sgt James Barnard Cone 1829–1882 Co K, Capt Charles Floyd Cone 1831–1924 Co G. There's an account of that service here, including a picture of three of them (William Haddock's and Barnard's on that page, with a link to Peter's): http://battleofolustee.org/cone_brothers.htm
DNC Jr (on your list) was very kind to his young cousin, my grandfather, and simply gathered him into the fold of the extended family. I wonder if their shared posthumous births were a factor in this welcome, or if Andrew had charged his Florida cousins with the care of his posthumous, illegitimate child. Both he and his uncle Capt Charlie served as surrogate fathers.
DNC Jr's son Dr Dan was a popular physician in White Springs, Fla, a kind and gentle man, and my grandfather's best friend as well as his cousin. My mother suffered a bad burn as a toddler—babies were forever falling into fires then—and Dr Dan rode out to the farm in his buggy every day for months to tend to her. Because my grandfather was his close cousin, he never charged for this. Dr Dan had three siblings, one of whom was RADM Hutch Cone 1871–1941.
And to come full circle: Both of my Wiregrass Georgia great-grandfathers were named for Andrew Jackson, as were at least one Florida boy in every family during the mid-nineteenth century. With AJC, it was probably because he was born in the last year of Andrew Jackson's presidency. But with the other, it was because my great-great-grandfather, born in 1797, fought under Andrew Jackson in the First Seminole War.
I'm not that old, and definitely not for someone whose grandfather was born 146 years ago. Plus two of my great-great-grandfathers were born in the eighteenth century. We traditionally have long generations. My grandfather didn't get married until he was almost 50, and my mother is his seventh child. And she had me late.
Last edited on Tue May 17th, 2011 11:17 pm by Dee_Too