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Treasure in the Attic: Family research

February 20, 2012
The Marietta Times

The last couple of months I have been sitting up late at night working on my family tree. I found out the spelling of my last name which I have known for some time, was not supposed to have been spelled Koon. My grandfather and great-grandfather all spelled their last name with the first letter as C as for Coon, and that's the way my name should of been spelled. My grandmother Tolley got the spelling mixed up somehow when she filed my father's birth certificate in Jackson County, W.Va., in 1916, when my father was born. There are three ways to spell the name Koon-Coon-Kuhn.



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