Cone, Daniel

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
Prisoner and List:Daniel Cone in Appendix A of Lost Lives, New Voices.
Name Variations:Cone, Coon
Residences:Hartford and Haddam, Connecticut
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

He may have been on the John & Sara as “Mackhoe, Daniel
John & Sara List:
Mackhoe, Daniel.
(_____), Daniel.
Name Variations: Cone, Coon, Daniell
Resided: Hartford, Connecticut and Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut


First Generation in the New World

1. DANIELL¹ CONE, was born, presumably in Scotland about 1626. He died at Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut on 24 Oct 1706, at the age of 80. He married, first, at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, MAHITABLE SPENCER. He married, second, at Haddam, widow REBECCA (_____) WALKLEY.

Biographical Notes:
1. IMPORTANT UPDATE! (July 2018)
According to Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, in, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 252, Daniel is categorized as: Possible [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Cone, Daniel. Residences: Hartford, Haddam CT. Appears: 1657. B.c.1626. D.1706. [DR; SPOWS] For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.
2. Cone, William Whitney. Some Account of the Cone Family in America: Principally of the Descendants of Daniel Cone, Who Settled in Haddam, Connecticut, in 1662, (Topeka, Kansas: Crane and Company, 1903). Free book on Google. Available as a Kindle book for .99 at Amazon.com. He was a servant of Gov. Winthrop. Daniel and Mahitable (Spencer) Cone were in the first group of settlers of Haddam, moving there about 1660. See: the History of Haddam at the Haddam Historical Society. Mahitable Spencer was born at Lynn, Massachusetts in 1642.
3. Scottish POW Y-DNA Study: Group; 4-A; Haplogroup: R-M269

Children of Daniell and Mahitable (Spencer) Cone:
2. i.
2. ii. RUTH² CONE*, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam on 7 Jan 1662*.
2. iii. HANNAH² CONE, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam, on 6 Apr 1664
2. iv. DANIELL² CONE, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam on 21 Jan 1666 d. 15 Jun 1725
2. v. GARRIRD/JARED² CONE, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam on 7 Jan 1668*.
2. vi. REBECKAH² CONE, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam on 6 Feb 1770
2. vii. EBENEZER² CONE+, (Daniel¹)
2. viii. NATHANIEL CONE, (Daniel¹) bap. 1675
2. ix. STEPHEN CONE, (Daniel¹) bap. 1678
2. x. CALEB CONE, (Daniel¹) bap 1682

Second and Third Generations

2. i. Unknown CONE, (Daniel¹)
2. ii. RUTH² CONE, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam on 7 Jan 1662
2. iii. HANNAH² CONE, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam, on 6 Apr 1664
2. iv. DANIEL² CONE*, (Daniel¹), “Justice of the Peace” and “Deacon Daniel,” born at Haddam* on 21 Jan 1666* d. 15 Jun 17; m. at East Haddam on 14 Feb 1693, MARY GATES.

Children of Daniel² , (Daniel¹), and Mary (Gates) Cone:
3. i. DANIEL CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹)*, b. 26 Dec 1694*; d. 27 May 1776*; m., MARY BARNES*.
3. ii. SARAH CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹), b. 27 Jun 1697*; m., DANIEL GATES*.
3. iii. MAHITABLE CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹), m., WEEKS WILLIAMS*.
3. iv. MARY CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹), b. 6 Jan 1701*; d. 15 Nov 1739*; m., MATTHEW FULLER*.
3. v. DOROTHY CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹),
3. vi. ABIGAIL CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹),
3. vii. GEORGE CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹), bap. 16 Jul 1709; d. 8 Aug 1793; m., MAHITABLE EMMONS*.
3. viii. DEBORAH CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹),
3. ix. JOSEPH CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹), b. 20 Mar 1711*; d. 1 Feb 1804*; m., MARY SMITH*.
3. x. JARED CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹), b. 12 Jan 1715*; d. 10 Oct 1781*; m., first, RUTH SMITH*. Married, second, RUTH NEWELL*.

2. v. GARRIRD/JARED² CONE, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam on 7 Jan 1668
2. vi. REBECKAH² CONE, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam on 6 Feb 1770
2. vii. EBENEZER² CONE, (Daniel¹)
2. viii. NATHANIEL CONE, (Daniel¹) bap. 1675
2. ix. STEPHEN CONE, (Daniel¹) bap. 1678
2. x. CALEB CONE, (Daniel¹) bap 1682

—End of Generation List.


Published: 3 Jul 2014
Updated: 14 June 2019
Page contributors: Stephen Fuller, Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust


For more information please contact the descendants/researchers of Daniel Cone.


SOURCES AND NOTES:

Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.

“I too am a descendant of Daniel Cone through his son Caleb. We, my wife and I, recently visited Haddam, CT and made all the connections down to my great grandfather which then made it very easy to complete the link to my mother who was a Cone, the last so named in our family.
One of our ancestors also was very prominent in the settling of nearby Westminster, VT.
It is a short trip up the Connecticut River in today’s standards by vehicle, but much longer 200 +/- yrs. ago.” ~ Steven Fuller

There is a book written about Daniel and his descendants at Google Books:
Cone, William Whitney. Some Account of the Cone Family in America: Principally of the Descendants of Daniel Cone, Who Settled in Haddam, Connecticut, in 1662, (Topeka, Kansas: Crane and Company, 1903)

In April 2019, Joseph Cone says:

“I am glad I discovered the Scottish Prisoners of War website, as this topic has interested me for many years. In fact, I wrote a book about my Scottish ancestor, Daniel Cone, which is referenced in a number of comments on your site.

As an academic researcher, I went searching for primary sources in Massachusetts and Connecticut, where I grew up, and found some, which fleshed out Daniel’s story well enough that I had the documentary evidence around which I could weave a “biographical novel.” It is extensively annotated with my sources and the logic of my reasoning.

Readers have seemed to enjoy and value it:
A Man Named Daniel: The Remarkable Life of Daniel Cone
Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1450552374/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_t0DVCbY1ZR5SP<https://www.amazon.com/dp/1450552374/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_t0DVCbY1ZR5SP>”

Joseph Cone
Text and Context
Corvallis, Ore.
E –
W – http://joecone.net – for writing & audio
W – https://www.youtube.com/user/ValeheartOR – for video on YouTube”

Amazon.com:
Cone, Joseph, A Man Named Daniel: The Remarkable Life of Daniel Cone (Create Space Independent Publishing, 2010) Paperback – April 25, 2010

Daniel Cone was born say 1626 (based on age at death) place unknown. He may have been the first “Cone” in America, and nothing is really known of his origins. The first record to surface for him is in 1657, possibly New London area of Connecticut.

In 1662, he receives a land grant for FOUR acres along the Connecticut River from the Connecticut Colony. The area becomes known as Haddam, CT.

He first married Mahitable Spencer, daughter of Jared and Alice Spencer, then of Hartford, CT. Jared Spencer settled at Newtown (now Cambridge), Mass, in 1634; removed to Lynn, Mass, in 1637, to Hartford, CT, in 1660 or before, and to Haddam, CT in 1662, being one of the founders of that new town. Mahitable was born in 1642, at Lynn [Mass], and died at Haddam in 1691.

Daniel Cone and Mahitable Spencer had 10 children from about 1660 to 1682:
1.
2. Ruth, 1662, place of birth unk.
3. Hannah, 1664 in Haddam, CT.
4. Daniel, 21 Jan 1666; died 15 Jun 1725
5. Jared, 1668
6. Rebecca, 1670
7. Ebenezer, bap. 1673
8. Nathaniel, bap. 1675
9. Stephen, bap. 1678
10. Caleb, bap. 1682

The odds are pretty good that Daniel met Mahitable in Lynn, MA where the Saugus Iron Works are located. In 1660 she would have been 18. Did he marry her and then travel with her family to CT?

Daniel married second, in 1692, Rebecca, a widow of Richard Walkley of Haddam, CT.

He died 24 Oct 1706 in Haddam, CT, at the age of 80.