JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
BIOGRAPHIES

Dr. Cinderrellus Koons
Dr. C. Koons was born July 16, 1849, in Athens, Ohio. His father, 
Jonathan Koons, is a native of Pennsylvania, and a farmer and 
mechanic by occupation. He came to Illinois in 1855, and is yet 
living in the north part of Franklin County. His father Peter Koons, 
was a native of Bedford County, Penn., near the old battle-field of 
Bloody Run. He was a farmer and died in Pennsylvania. 

The mother of our subject, Abigail (Bishop) Koons, was a native of 
New Hampshire, and died in Franklin County, Ill. She was a daughter 
of Rev. G. Bishop, a minister of the Baptist Church and one of the 
greatest revivalist in his day. Eight boys and two girls were the 
result of this happy union. Seven are now living Nalum W., James R., 
John A., George E., Joseph B., Quintillia Taylor and Cinderrellus, 
our subject, who recieved a common school education at Taylor Hill 
in Franklin County, and recieved his medical education at the American 
Medical College, St. Louis, Mo., graduating May 16, 1876, after which 
he followed his profession two years in Franklin County, and since 1878 
in this county, being located in Belle Rive. June 8, 1883, he located 
in Mt. Vernon where he now follows his profession. 

Dr. Koons was joined in matrimony, October 9, 1870, to Miss Sarah J. Border, 
born May 29, 1846, in Athens County, Ohio. Her parents Joseph and Jemima 
(Jones) Border, were natives of Ohio. Two children blessed this union Alice, 
deceased, and Nellie, born January 1, 1880. Dr. Koons has always been an 
ardent Republican. His two older brothers, S. B. Koons and J. R. Koons, were 
soldiers in our late war. The former died while in the army. 


Source: History of Jefferson County Illinois 
By: William Henry Perrin, 1883
Submitted by Cindy Ford 

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