Troutt & William Coxon
Troutt & Coxon (firm),
dealers in marble furniture slabs, and manufacturers of monuments and general
cemetery work, was established in September, 1885. They employ two traveling
salesmen and seventy-five work hands, and have a flourishing business. They use
both foreign and domestic marble and granite. John Troutt was born in the Keystone
State in 1843 and grew to manhood there. He followed masonry and stone cutting until
1868, after which be followed the same trade in
Montana, Utah, Arkansas and Texas, until he came to
in 1878. He was then a member of the firm of Renwick & Troutt, masonry
contractors, and remained such until the death of his partner in January, 1885.
He then continued alone until the present firm was formed. His parents, Daniel
and Mary (Loudmilish) Troutt, were natives of
Pennsylvania, where they died in 1851 and 1854 respectively. Our subject, John Troutt, is a
member of the K. of H., and a genial, pleasant citizen. William Coxon is a
, Canada, born in 1849, and came to Now York in infancy where he was reared and
educated. In 1873 he moved to South Carolina, where he remained one year, then went to Washington, D. C., and from there to
in 1875. He has always followed the stone cutters' trade. In 1878 he married
Miss Jennie Morgan, a native of Illinois. Mr. Coxon is a member of the Masonic fraternity and an excellent business man.
His parents, James and Susan (
) Coxon, are natives of
England. They came to Canada
in childhood, were married there, and in 1849 moved to New York, where they still reside.
"History of East Tennessee" 1887; Page 1004.