I am researching Christian Cones and found your page. This is why I submit Christian Cones as a soldier that died at the Battle of Brandywine.
From the book Cones Family History in American compiled by Chester W. Cones Sr. published in 1963…….
Assuming that Christian could neither speak nor write the English language, at least not well, it is possible that the enlisting Sergeant may have spelled his name phonetically as “Coon”, and Christian may have even signed with an X mark, or in his native language, it is entirely possible the Christian Cones and Christian Coon was one and the same person, since both enlisted about the same time and both from the same locality, and the great similarity of the names. For instance you will note later on how the County Clerks, even misters misspelled the name as Coons, Coones, Couns, etc. but always signed “Cones”, whenever it was signed as Groom or as bondsman. I wrote and received a copy of the “Certificate Under Seal, as follows:
To Whom it may concern:-
“This is to certify that one “Christian Coon”, enlisted from Lancaster County, Penna, Aug 23d 1776 as a Private, in the German Regiment commanded by Lt. Col. Ludwig Weltner, according to a Return dated Aug. 23rd 1780.”
Signed Henry Howard Eddy, State Records Officer
STATE ARCHIVAL SEAL
Penna Historical and Museum Commission.
Authority of : Military Accounts (Line) Records of the Comptroller General at the division of Public Records.
Cones Family History in American compiled by Chester W. Cones Sr. published in 1963.