A. KOON was born in Virginia July 10, 1816. His father, Jacob E. Koon, was a native of Virginia, born in 1790, and came to Kentucky in 1824, locating near where our subject now lives. He departed this life September 29, 1882; his mother, Sarah Koon, was born in Virginia in 1794, and died March 13, 1877. They were the parents of six children, of whom our subject is the third. A. Koon, who has been a tiller of the soil all his life, was married, February 1, 1842, to Nancy Boaz, who was born November 20, 1823, and died July 18, 1881. This union was crowned by the birth of the following children: Jacob A., born November 29, 1842, died June 21, 1884; Martha, born April 9, 1844; Mary, April 17, 1846, died December 15, 1876; John, born March 31, 1848; Benj. F., born January 24, 1850, died January 15, 1876; Sarah S., born July 17, 1852; George D., June 5, 1854, died August 29, 1873; Charles, born July 15, 1856; W. G., January 1, 1859, and N. J., March 16, 1863. All the children reached their majority except George D. The subject is grandfather of eleven living children, and he and his family are members of the Baptist Church.


Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 733.