Descendants of Cyrus Conrad Boone
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Researchers: Linda Kracke and Gwen Martin
September 7, 2006
Generation No. 1
1. CYRUS CONRAD2 BOONE (BENNINGSEN1) was born 04 May 1846 in Grand Tower, Jackson, Ilinois, and died 12 Jul 1940 in Portland, Multnomah, OR. He married (1) MAHALA KOONZ Abt. 1871, daughter of RILEY KOONZ and MATILDA WOOD. She was born Abt. 1854 in OR, and died 21 Nov 1878 in Milton, Umatilla, OR. He married (2) MAY MARSH 05 Jun 1883 in Umatilla County OR. She was born in WI. He married (3) MARGARET ELIZABETH EASTERLY 16 Jun 1890 in MOrrow County, OR. She was born 30 Apr 1868 in MOhawk County, TN, and died Abt. 1898.
Notes for CYRUS CONRAD BOONE:
Some infromation from from Family Search Ancestral File submitted by:
Thomas Wilson Shawcross, 3681 NW 24th Terrace, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Civil War Service Records
Name: Cyrus C. Boon
Unit: 6 Illinois Cavalry.
Rank - Induction: Private
Rank - Discharge: Corporal
Notes: Boone Cyrus C.
Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
Name: Cyrus C. Boon
State Filed: Oregon
Filed: Oct 8 1890
From HISTORIC SKETCHES of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia, Garfield Counties, Washington Territories, and Umatilla County, Oregon. 1882 F.T. GILBERT.
C.C. Boon: lives in Milton; is Constable and Deputy Sheriff; was born in Jackson Co., Illinois, May 4, 1846; came to Walla Walla in 1867 and this county (Umatilla) the same year. p. 60 Appendix, Umatilla County.
1870 Census ID Idaho Washington Pg 105
1880 Census OR Umatilla Milton Pg 3A
A. M. ELAM Self M Male W 40 TN Farmer VA TN
M. L. ELAM Wife M Female W 32 TN Keeping Hou
Luvema ELAM Dau S Female W 14 TX Attending School TN TN
Roberta ELAM Dau S Female W 5 OR TN TN
William FORSYTHE Other S Male W 22 OH Labor
George KANE Other S Male W 28 IA Labor
L. N. NASH Other Male W 27 WI Laborer ME ENG
John COMSTOCK Other S Male W 47 KY Hostl
C. C. BOON Other S Male W 28 IL Carpenter SC SC
Cyrus C. Boon found in:
US - Veterans Schedule (1890)
Year Enlisted: 1865
Year Discharged: 1865
1900 Census OR Morrow Lexington ED 33 Pg 2A
Mable M.,daughter,July 1892,7,OR.IL.TN
Benjamin D.,son,May 1896,4,OR,IL,TN
1910 Census OR Morrow Lexington Pct Pg 174A
1920 Census OR Morrow Lexington ED 131 Pg 6B
Boon,Cryus C.,head,73,D,IL,KY,PA,Farmer,Chicken farm
1930 Census OR Douglas W Roseburg ED 68 Pg 1A
Oregon State Soldiers Home
Enlisted with Company M of the 8th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry when 15 years of age. He was attached to the 15th army Corps, a unit of which captured Jeff Davis. He served in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia under General Wilson. He was known as "Coon" Boon. His grandfather, Dr. Conrad WILL, pronounced his own name as "Coon-rod" (German pronunciation), and so "Coon-rod" BOON became shortened to "Coon" BOON.
During the Bannock Indian War (1877-1878) Cyrus Conrad Boon was Captain of the Fairview Rangers, serving under General Howard and Colonel Whipple. Note: the Bannock War was the last "Indian uprising" of the Northwest. Possibly one- or two-hundred Indians of the Bannock Tribe were killed as a result of a dispute in which two cattlemen were shot and wounded for grazing on the Camas Prairie, which the Bannock tribe believed to be theirs by treaty. He was a resident of Umatilla and Morrow Counties in Oregon for fifty-five years. He farmed in Umatilla County and for a time worked on the East Oregonian at Pendleton for C. S. Jackson. Between 1897 and 1924 he was engaged in wheat farming. He served several terms as Sheriff of Umatilla County.
He was the last surviving member of Kit Carson Post, G. A. R. (Grand Army of the Republic - a Civil War Veterans organization) of Milton, Oregon, where he homesteaded in the pioneer era, building the town's third house on a site now occupied by a railroad depot. Coon attended the Gettysburg Reunion that marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the battle. He also attended the National Camp at New Orleans. Of newspaper interviews, the following can be cited: Grand Forks Herald, July 31, 1938; Sunday Oregonian, June 16, 1935, and the St. Louis Globe Democrat at the time of his decease.
Colonel C. C. BOONE, now in the Soldiers Home at Roseburg, Oregon, is supposed to be the only person living who was born in Brownsville (quotation from the Story of Old Brownsville)
He died after visiting Jackson County, IL. He had returned to Illinois to visit family and fell when getting off the train and broke his hip. Aunt Dorothy does not remember where he died, whether it was in Illinois or if he went back to Oregon and died there. Ken Cochran has found a newspaper clipping stating that "Coon" Boon died in Portland. Possibly, he may have gone to Ava while on his way home from a Civil War reunion in Gettysburg, PA (75th anniversary).
C.C. Boon --- A lineal descendant of the noted Daniel Boone, whose courage and native daring he seems to have in a degree inherited, the subject of this article has the splendid distinction of being on of the boys who wore the blue as well as a veteran of the celebrated Joseph war. The same courage and love of the contest which induced him to twice don military apparel has characterized him in the battles of civil life, making him a useful member of a pioneer community. It is therefore but fitting that in a work of this character due recognition and representation should be accorded him.
Mr. Boon is a native of Illinois, born May 4, 1846. He acquired his education in the public schools of his native state. Hardly had he laid his books aside when he felt it incumbent upon hom to offer his services to the cause of national union, and accordingly, on February 16, 1865, he enlisted in the Sixth Illinois Cavalry. From that date until the last disloyal gun had been silenced he followed the fortunes of war, participating in numerous battles in Mississippi and Alabama and discharging his every duty with such faithfulness that he won an appointment as a non-commissioned officer. In 1867, he set out on the long journey across the prairie and over the mountain chains to the Pacific slope. On November 24th he came to a halt at the place now occupied by the town of Milton, and he was one of those who afterwar
platted and named that town. He took a homestead in the vicinity and for many years divided his energies between farming and carpentering, serving one time also as constable of the town. In 1880 he moved to Adams, and two years later he took has abode in Lexington, where he has ever since lived, engaged for the most part in farming and gardening. Besides his property in the town, he is the owner of a quarter section six miles north. He is quite active in the political affairs of his locality and county, and for the past sixteen years has himself discharged the duties of constable and deputy sheriff.
For some years he was a sergeant in the national guards of Oregon, and as above intimated, he served under General Howard in the war with the Indians in the vicintiy of the town of Pendleton. Fraternally he is affiliated with Rawlins Post, No. 31 Grand Army of the Republic.
Mr. Boon has been thrice married. In Walla Walla, Washington in the year 1871 he wedded Mahala Koontz, a native of Oregon, who passed away in Milton some ten years later. In 1886, in Umatilla county, he married Mary E. Marsh, a native of Wisconsin. In 1891, he for the third time, took upon himself the bonds of matrimony, the lady this time being Margaet Easterly, a native of Tennessee, who died in 1898. Mr. Boon has two children, Daniel B. and Mabel May. The father of our subject was a captain in the Black Hawk war.ŁT - Parsons, Colonel William and Shiach, W. S. ; An Illustrated History of Umatilla and Morrow Counties with a brief outline of the Early History of the State of Oregon; W. H. Lever, Publisher 1902
Excerpt from Linda Tkracke's research on Cyrus Condrad Boone: 1846 - 1940
descendants of Benningsen Boon and Elizabeth Will
CYRUS CONRAD BOON (1846 - 1940)
Cyrus Conrad "Coon" Boon was born 4 May 1846 at Big Hill Twp., Jackson
county, IL. Presumably, he was named for his Grandfather, Conrad Will.
Conrad's name was pronounced "Coon-rod," and I suppose that his grandson
was known as Coon because of the alliteration with Boon.
Note: the following information was provided by Mrs. A. Ray Oliver,
127 North Fifth Street, St. Charles, Missouri. She obtained her material
from Mrs. James B. Spaker's book The Boone Family, from marriage and court
records, and tombstone inscriptions.
Coon Boon enlisted with Company M of the 6th Illinois Volunteer
Cavalry when he was fifteen years old. He was attached to the 15th Army
Corps, a unit of which captured Jefferson Davis. He served in Mississippi,
Alabama and Georgia under General Wilson.
During the Bannock Indian War (1877-1878) Cyrus Conrad Boon was
Captain of the Fairview Rangers, serving under General Howard and Colonel
Whipple. Note: the Bannock War was the last "Indian uprising" of the
Northwest. Possibly one- or two-hundred Indians of the Bannock Tribe were
killed as a result of a dispute in which two cattlemen were shot and
wounded for grazing on the Camas Prairie, which the Bannock tribe believed
to be theirs by treaty. He was a resident of Umatilla and Morrow Counties
in Oregon for fifty-five years. He farmed in Umatilla County and for a time
worked on the East Oregonian at Pendleton for C. S. Jackson. Between 1897
and 1924 he was engaged in wheat farming. He served several terms as
Sheriff of Umatilla County.
He was the last surviving member of Kit Carson Post, G. A. R. (Grand
Army of the Republic - a Civil War Veterans organization) of Milton,
Oregon, where he homesteaded in the pioneer era, building the town's third
house on a site now occupied by a railroad depot.
Coon attended the Gettysburg Reunion that marked the seventy-fifth
anniversary of the battle. He also attended the National Camp at New
Orleans. Of newspaper interviews, the following can be cited: Grand Forks
Herald, July 31, 1938; Sunday Oregonian, June 16, 1935, and the St. Louis
Globe Democrat at the time of his decease.
Coon Boon was married three times. His first wife was Martha Kunz, who
died in 1871. Coon and Martha had two sons, William and Frederick Boone.
Coon's second wife was Mary E. Marsh. They separated after a few months.
They had one daughter, Bessie Irene Boone. Coon's third wife was Margaret
Elizabeth Easterly, who was born 30 April 1868 at Mohawk, TN. She died 30
April 1898 at Portland Oregon and is buried there. Coon and Margaret
Elizabeth had two children, Daniel Benningsen Boone, and Maybelle May
Maybelle May Boone was born 20 July 1892 at Lexington, OR. She married
George Franklin Marvel, and they had two sons, Geo. Edward Marvel, Jr., and
Robert Carol Marvel. Both of them have descendants. Daniel Benningsen Boone
was born 6 May 1896 in Lexington, OR. He married Elizabeth Sinnott on 1
January 1920. Daniel B. Boone and his wife lived on their farm about three
miles west of Roseburg, Oregon. He served in Europe for eighteen months
during World War I, and he was given a military funeral. He died 14 March
1959 and was buried at Lexington, OR.
CIVIL WAR VETERAN IS VISITING HERE - 1939
Colonel C.C. Boon of Roseburg, former Milton resident and one of the oldest living pioneers of Umatilla County arrived here Friday for a visit at the Robert Lee and Robert Still homes. He will remain for the Pea Festival.
Colonel Boon first came to Milton in 1867 and spent most of his life in Umatilla County. He built the third house ever to be erected in Milton and in later years helped build many of the residences here.
He wa 93 years old on May 4th and is traveling alone despite his advanced years. His memory is remarkably clear and he is quite spry.
OBIT - July 1940
PIONEER SHERIFF DIES IN PORTLAND
A message was recieved Saturday by Mrs. R.G. Still that her uncle, Cyrus C. Boone, a Civil and Indian War Veteran, had passed away on Friday, July 12, at the U.S. Veterans Hospital in Portland. Funeral services were held in that city on Monday, July 15, at 1:30 pm, at the Lincoln Memorial Cenetery.
A son, Daniel B. Boone of Roseburg; two daughters, Mrs. W.R. Wyrick of Pendleton and Mrs. W.L. Blann of Scappoose and two grandsons survive. He was a brother of the late H.B. Lee and Mrs. W.G. Bade.
Mr. Boone visited relatives and friends in Milton during the Pea Festival of 1939 at which time he renewed acquaintance with many old time friends. He was 94 years of age on May 4, 1940.
It is said of Mr. Boone that he was one of the founders of Milton and built the third house in the budding young village back in the early 1870's. He operated the first feed stable in the town.
Mr. Boone was born in Jackson County, Illinois, May 4, 1846. His father was said to have been the first white child born in southern Illinois and his grandfather the first settler in that district.
Mr Boone is said to have been a direct descendant of Daniel Boone of Kentucky pioneer fame. He enlisted in the sixth Illinois volunteer cavalry durint the Civil War when 15 years of age.
Soon after the close of the war, in 1867, the family came to what is now Milton and later Mr. Boone acquired considerable land in the vicinity. In his early life he served as a deputy sheriff and saw some stirring times in whatt was then truly the wild west.
More About CYRUS CONRAD BOONE:
Census: 1880, OR Umatilla Milton Pg 3A
Emigration: 1867, Oregon
Military service: Unknown, Colonel
Notes for MAHALA KOONZ:
Birth and Death dates from Old Milton Pioneer Cemetery transcribed by Garland E. Wison in 1979.
Shows she is wife of C.C. 'Coon' Boon.
More About MAHALA KOONZ:
Burial: Old Pioneer Cemetery, Milton, OR
Marriage Notes for CYRUS BOONE and MAY MARSH:
Marriage Notes for CYRUS BOONE and MAY MARSH:
Boon, C. C.
Marriage: C. Boon married May Marsh on Jun 05, 1883 in Umatilla County, OR.
Source Location: Record of this marriage may be found at the Family History Library under microfiche reference number(s) 6088045
Children of CYRUS BOONE and MAHALA KOONZ are:
Child of CYRUS BOONE and MAY MARSH is:
Children of CYRUS BOONE and MARGARET EASTERLY are: