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Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 11/25/2013 at 18:32:20

In Response To: Searching for any information (Stacie Miller)

On the Findagrave website for New Hampton Cemetery:
The gravestones for C. S. [Charles S.] Cotant [October 18, 1827 - February 25, 1908] and his wife, Lyvah S. Cotant [August 3, 1830 - January 14, 1912] are shown.
There are also Hewitt and Greenwald families in this cemetery.


In the book, History of Chickasaw and Howard Counties Iowa by W. E. Alexander, Decorah, Iowa, 1883, there are two biographies:

Charles S. Cotant was born in Ulster county, N. Y., in '27, his family removing a few years subsequent to Huron county, Ohio, where they remained about twenty-six years. In the spring of '58 they came to New Hampton, engaging in farming about four miles from the village. In '62 the subject of this sketch engaged in Blacksmithing in New Hampton, in which business he still continues. In '54 he was married to Lyvah S. Taylor, of Ohio, and they have four children, Beulah, Byron, Lydia and Agnes. His venerable parents, Mr. and Mrs. Zephaniah Cotant, reside with him.

J. H. Hewitt, farmer, section 25, P. O. New Hampton, owns 320 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre. He was born in Rochester, N. Y., in 1834. When five years of age his parents removed to Whiteside county, Ill., where young J. H. grew to manhood. In 1855 he came to this county and he and his wife were the first to keep house in the town of New Hampton. In '58 he settled on his present farm, and was the first school treasurer of the township, and has since held nearly all the offices in this township. His wife was a Calista A. Taylor, also a native of New York, and they have seven children, W. B., J. F., J. C., J. H., Emma J., Eu­nice A. and Bertha C.

New Hampton Cemetery:
Benoni Cotant March 7, 1799 - June 1, 1886
Lydia F. Cotant October 13, 1798 - March 30, 1895

From the worldconnect website:

Benoni Cotant b: 7 MAR 1799
Married: 3 DEC 1818 in Ulster Co., NY
to Lydia F. Birdsall b: 13 OCT 1798
Jonathan Cotant b: 24 APR 1820 in NY
Samuel Cotant b: 18 DEC 1823 in Marlboro, Ulster Co., NY
Zephaniah B. Cotant b: 30 NOV 1825 in Marlboro, Ulster Co., NY
Charles Cotant b: 18 OCT 1827 in Marlboro, Ulster Co., NY
Edgar Cotant b: 19 SEP 1829
Benona Cotant b: 25 SEP 1831
Ann Matilda Cotant b: 24 SEP 1833
Purdy Haviland Cotant b: 8 AUG 1836 in Ulster Co., NY

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