Family Bible of Noah Westfall of West Virginia, with dates from his 1854 marriage to wife Matilda Ann Coon (maiden name Evans, according to the West Virginia Marriages 1851-1896) to the 1874 birth of his son John Westfall with subsequent wife Agnes (Litton) Westfall.
From brief online research, I found that Noah Westfall lived in Jackson and Upshur Counties, West Virginia.
The marriages page shows Noah's marriage to Matilda Ann Coon very distinctly, with a date of June 27, 1854. There's another record written in a much fainter ink that appears to be the birth record of James K. P. Coon, born November 21, 184x [1847 or 1849].
Was Matilda Ann's maiden name Coon [or Koon] or Evans? If we can believe the West Virginia Marriages 1851-1896 database that shows her maiden name as Evans, perhaps she had previously married a Mr. Coon. But she was very young when she married Noah Westfall, let alone having had a previous marriage. Could her mother, a Mrs. Evans, have remarried a Mr. Coon? Could her mother, a Mrs. Coon, have remarried a Mr. Evans? Hopefully a reader will weigh in. And should the correct spelling be Koon, rather than Coon?
As for the second record on the page, interestingly, I found a James Knox Polk Koon (1847-1906) who served as a private in the 10th West Virginia Infantry during the Civil War and later worked as a lawyer and merchant in Upshur County, West Virginia. His parents were, I believe, Jacob and Sarah (Koon) Koon. If he is the James K. P. Coon referenced on the page above, I wonder how he ties in with "Matilda Ann Coon". Again, hopefully a reader will weigh in.
The two births pages list Noah's and Matilda's birth dates, as well as those of 8 children, though the two listed on the right page were the children of Noah and his subsequent wife Agnes (Litton) Westfall, whom he married on June 7, 1869. I don't have a death date for Matilda; there's no Deaths page, though there is a page with the top half removed; perhaps Matilda's death was recorded on the missing portion.
Noah and Matilda Ann Westfall, born April 8, 1821 and November 12, 1840, respectively; their children
- John H. Westfall, born June 7, 1856
- Rebecca Ann Westfall, born November 17, 1857
- Sarah Jane Westfall, born February 12, 1860
- James W. Westfall, born October 1863 [15 or 13 ?]
- Columbus Westfall, born June 9, 1865
- Richard Hilery [?] Walter [or Walker] Westfall, born October 21, 1867
- Debora Westfall, born January 2, 1870
- John Westfall [middle initial H or A or ?], born March 1, 1874