Note: This document is especially interesting, as it certifies Edmond's (Edward's) marriage to Elizabeth Snyder as his only marriage, states the year and place of the wedding, and names the official who married them. Equally important, it reports the birth dates of five of their children, including my 2nd great-grandfather, Edwin S. Coon, father of my great-grandfather, Claude S. Coon.
In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below.
Commissioner of Pensions.
First. Are you married? If so, please state your wife's full name and her maiden name.
Answer. Yes. Maiden name, Elizabeth Snyder.
Second. When, where, and by whom were you married? By Julian Granger, Esq.
Answer. 1856. Town of Manchester, Ontario Co., N.Y.
Third. What record of marriage exists?
Answer. Marriage Certificate.
Fourth. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce.
Answer. No, first marriage.
Fifth. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth.
Answer. Five, - all living, viz: Frank W., born July 18, 1857. - Edwin S., born June 29, 1859. - Mary Gertrude, - born Nov. 4, 1868, - Gain A., born June 15, 1871, Carrie E., b. Feb 1, 1816.
Date of reply, July 11, 1898.