created 2012-10-02 by bplewe
official name: Coonville?
assertion #3721022 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 0%.
official name: Keg Creek?
assertion #3721347 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 0%.
assertion #4005406 by bplewe on 2018-04-30: confidence 100%.
image: carto.byu.edu? (source: GLO survey map, T72N R43W?)
assertion #3725184 by bplewe on 2012-10-27: confidence 0%.
description: Coon and other originally created the settlement of [[Rushville, Mills, Iowa|Rushville]] further downstream on Keg Creek, but it was in the floodplain, so they created Coonville in the bluffs. Coonville soon became the largest Mormon settlement south of Kanesville, and in 1850, the High Council gave Coon some form of authority over the other branches in the region.?
assertion #3724993 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 0%.
description: Coonville is now known as Glenwood, Iowa. Coonville was established by a Mormon wagon train in 1846, under the direction of Bishop Libbeus T. Coons. Bishop Coons was one of the wagon masters crossing Iowa. He led his group to the spot where Glenwood now is. A town was built and some land planted to beets and buckwheat.<br/><br/>The following year hundred of acres were cleared and planted to a variety of crops. More Latter-day Saints came up the Mississippi-Missouri by steamboat to an Mormon town, near the original ferry site, called Council Point. Some of those Latter-day Saints from Europe trickled down to Coonville where they farmed and worked in shops to get equipment for the 1000-mile trek to the Great Salt Lake Valley.<br/><br/>Bishop Coons, a medical doctor and a businessman, built a ferry just south of the Platte River about 1850 to ferry gold rushers over the Missouri River, on their way to California. The LDS farmers sold much of their surplus produce to the gold rushers.<br/><br/>In 1851 and 1852 the residents of Coonville packed up their belongings, crossed over the Missouri River and headed out for the Salt Lake Valley. Some were fortunate enough to sell their homes, their businesses, and their farMillenial Star to non-Mormon settlers, who then renamed the city Glenwood.?
assertion #3724992 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 0%.
assertion #3721231 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 0%.
located at: Mills County, Iowa, United States
assertion #3713295 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 100%.
location: 41°2'47"N, 95°44'44"W
assertion #3718488 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 80%.
belongs to: Coonville Branch
entity #480728, assertion #3751083 by bplewe on 2018-02-16: confidence 100%.
has member: Glenwood Cemetery
entity #482164, assertion #3751276 by bplewe on 2013-01-18: confidence 60%.
in group: Winter Quarters Era
assertion #3727042 by bplewe on 2012-10-30: confidence 100%.
see also: Silas Hillman
Hillman helped find and build the town with L.T. Coons
entity #700145, assertion #4005405 by bplewe on 2018-04-30: confidence 100%.