From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 398, Liberty Township, White County, Indiana
"JOSIAH COONROD was born in Marion County, Ohio, January 15, 1832, and is one of eight children born to ADAM and MATILDA (MORRAL) COONROD, and named as follows: JACOB, WILLIAM, JOSIAH, ELIZABETH, SARAH, MARTHA, MARY, and MELISSA. The father was born in Virginia about the year 1799, was a farmer, and died in Marion County, Ohio in 1878. At the age of twenty-seven, JOSIAH COONROD came to this township and located a few rods east of his present farm, to which he removed a short time after arriving. It is situated nine and a half miles northeast of Monticello, comprises 160 acres, and is improved with a good two-storied frame dwelling, a most convenient barn and commodious outbuildings. He was married, February 11, 1858, to MARY ENGLER, who has borne him six children - DAVID, WILLIAM, ADAM, JOHN, NORAH and JOSIAH, the youngest deceased. MR. COONROD is a careful farmer and a skillful stock-raiser, and he realizes probably more from his stock than from his crops, cattle and sheep receiving his special attention."