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Coon Branch

congregation #480123
created 2012-10-02 by bplewe
official name: Coon Branch?   
assertion #3723859 by mpra on 2017-03-22: confidence 50%.
is a(n): branch?   
A number of LDS families lived here, but was a branch ever organized?
assertion #3724794 by mpra on 2017-03-22: confidence 50%.
started: 1846?   
Was a branch ever organized?
assertion #3721743 by mpra on 2017-03-22: confidence 10%.
description: Peter and Mary Ann Weston Maughan arrive April 15, 1846, concealing their identity. 6 other families lived near New Diggings. New Diggings is just east of the Coon Branch of the Galena River. Granville Hedrick was baptized near this location by William O. Clark. “During the Nauvoo exodus, a number of families moved here to work in the diggings. They included: Peter Maughan and family; JohnThompson and family; John Craig and family; Mother Saunders; Joseph Hutchinson and family; Nicolas Thompson: Jonathan Teasdale and probably the Coon family. (OPH2:372-373.378)” Platt, Early Branches of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Maughan family history described the housing in New Diggings and the lack of chimneys. They left on 17 April 1850 for Utah.   (started: 1846, source: lyman Platt)
saw the area with Gene Adams and took pictures
assertion #3732108 by mpra on 2017-03-22: confidence 100%.
religion: Early?   
assertion #4003450 by mpra on 2017-07-28: confidence 50%.
location: 42°32'21"N, 90°22'30"W   (started: 1847, source: peter Maughan memoirs, : 17 Apr 1850)
Jean Adams, of JWHS and I explored the area where the members of the branch mentioned New Diggings. this is the closest point on the Coon to that village. 42.538930, -90.375042. Granville Hedrick was also mentioned in the memoirs of W. W. Blair as being rebaptised here in the 1840's.
assertion #3720311 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-08-11: confidence 100%.
location: 42°48'27"N, 90°10'44"W   
Listed in Lyman Platt's branch paper as "near Mineral Point," but sources mention New Diggings far more often.
assertion #3718421 by mpra on 2017-03-22: confidence 30%.
located at: Wisconsin, United States   
assertion #3712123 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 100%.
notes: Near Mineral Point   
assertion #3715123 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 100%.