Below is my transcription of the affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams regarding the Civil War service of William B. Coon and David Coon.
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Sworn to and subscribed before me and I certify that I know affidavits to be credible to [??] and that I am disinterested and that deponents are respectable and credible persons
M W Carlen
Clerk Circuit Court
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Department of [??]
March 14 187?
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State of Wisconsin
Fond du Lac County
On this 31st day of March AD 1869 before me personally came Alanson Adams & Mitty Adams his wife & are known personally, aged respectively 77 years and 78 years, who being sworn say each each for himself and herself personally, that they reside at the City of Fond du Lac in said County, that they knew in his lifetime David Coon, who was a Private in Company Regt Wis Vols, who died while in the service that they also know Herbert W. Coon son of the said David by Mary Ann Coon his wife, that said Herbert Coon was born in Alexandria, Licking Co. Ohio, July 29th 1848. That neither of affiants were present at the birth of said Herbert, but resided at the time in an adjoining house and knew the fact of his mothers accouchment and were present with her from time to time during the days succeeding the birth of said Herbert and are fully satisfied that the said Herbert was the child there born to the said Mary Ann Coon. That they have ever since known the said Herbert. That said Mary Ann Coon and previous to her said husband, and these affiants were present at the wedding of said Mary Ann & David. That at the time of her death, she lived as the wife of said David & had the charge of his household and children & that said Herbert had not been adopted out or otherwise changed the relation of child to his said parents & that affiants have no interest in any matter connected with said Herbert.
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