Found him on the 1850 Naples, Ontario, New York census (img 10) as Wm Coons
Found him on the 1860 Naples, Ontario, New York census (img 3) as William Coons
age 28. Married, with 2 children
Found him on the 1865 Naples, Ontario, New York state census (img 7) as Wm H. Coons
age 33, farmer. Also his wife Cynthia
and 4 children, Elizabeth, George, Ida
, and Mary
Found him on the 1870 Naples, Ontario, New York census (img 53) as Wm W. Coons
age 37, stone mason.
Found him on the 1880 South Bristol, Ontario, New York census (dist 137 img 17) as William Coons
age 47. Also in his household is his father-in-law Leonard Proper
William N. Coons died at his home in Gulick on September 24, 1912. He was the son of Philip and Hannah Coons and was born in Benton, Yates county, and moved with his parents to this village when a small boy.
At the age of 22 he was united in marriage to Cynthia Proper, daughter of Myers and Hannah Proper. To them were
born seven children: three sons Charles, who died in infancy; George W. and John P., of South Bristol and four daughters â€” Mrs. Purlee Wilbur, of Rushville; Mrs. James Woodard, of South Bristol; Mary, who died at the age of 18 years; and Mrs. Carrie Ingraham, of Naples.
Mr. Coons' wife died about three years ago, since which time he had made his home with his son, George.
He was a Christian and a member of the Gulick M. E. church, and was always an honest and industrious man and very jovial, always
seeming to enjoy himself in the presence of his friends. - The Naples Record October 9, 1912