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Re: Coulon in canada gong to Illinois
Posted by: Marilyn Coulon Putman Date: May 29, 2001 at 11:11:28
In Reply to: Re: Coulon in canada gong to Illinois by Betsy Coulon of 101

Hi, Betsy,

First of all, I should once again make it clear that the information I have on this branch of the family stems directly from a "family tree compiled in 1945 by Frederick Lord Cooley," a nephew of Fred E. Coulon. I found numerous holes in the genealogy in areas I knew something about, but would hope it would be a little more accurate when involving his own first cousins. I have no independent information regarding Fred's middle name or his wife, but since Frederick Lord Cooley was a close relation, it would seem likely that this is accurate.

That said, I did do a little following up on the information given in the Cooley genealogy. Wales Joseph Coulon's children did have children.

(1) Joseph R. Coulon must have died young, or at least died without issue.

(2) Francis James Coulon (1909-1961) was unmarried.

(3) Catherine Eugenia Coulon (1911- ) unmarried. [Catherine was the one I corresponded with a number of years ago.]

(4) Edward James Coulon (1914- ) married Mercedes Kvamme; no issue.

(5) Eugene Louis Coulon (1916-1977) married first Gloria Annette Watson (divorced), had daughter Diane Eugenia Coulon (1944- ) who married Max Baynton Johnson and had children (i) Tracy Lee Johnson (1971- ) and (ii) Cory Diane Johnson (1974- ). Married second Janet McCarthy, had children (a) Leslie Ann Coulon (1955- ), (b) Michelle Renee Coulon (1957- ) who married Terry Delany Rasmussen.

(6) Vernon John Coulon (1921- ) married Alice Morris, had children (a) Marcia Alice Coulon (1944- ) who married Robert Anthony Banks and had children (i) Michael Anthony Banks (1969- ) and (ii) Richard Allen Banks (1971- ); (b) Barbara Louise Coulon (1947- ) who married Frank Forrest and had children (i) Jennifer Forrest (1971- ) and (ii) Tyler Osborn Forrest (1974- ).

Most of this information came from Catherine Coulon, whose address (probably about 20 years ago...) was 2830 NW 56th, Seattle, WA 98107.

I spent a good many years working on collecting information about the descendants of my great-great-grandfather, Louis Coulon (1800-1866) while at the same time my mother was researching his ancestors. I did a LOT of letter writing and sent for a whole lot of death and birth certificates. I visited cemeteries all over the northeastern part of New York State and into New Hampshire, and bothered quite a number of clergy asking for church records.

One goal I have -- and I won't get to it for a while yet -- is to get all of the information I have collected imput to my computer with the source information clearly documented. As a friend of mine says, "It's your dream -- make it a big one!"

This listing is the short version; I have more information on dates and places (although not everything) so if there is some part in particular you are interested in, I can probably expand a little bit on it for you.

Hope this may be of some help.


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