wife Sarah Wright
John Coats b January 20, 1788, (maybe) Newberry District, SC d September 19, 1878 Randolph Co. IN
married Oct 22, 1807 Miami County, OH Sarah Wright b September 20, 1789 (maybe) Newberry District, SC d July 11,
1875 Randolph Co IN daughter of Thomas Wright and Elizabeth Voss Jay
- Gabriel Coats b March 3, 1824 Randolph Co IN d 1863 Vicksburg MS (Civil War) married Mathilda
Davis b June 4, 1820 Randolph Co IN d March 28, 1885 Randolph Co IN daughter of ?
- Andrew Coats b Jan 22, 1850 Randolph Co IN d Jan 15, 1937 Randolph Co IN married Feb
Randolph IN Frances L. Yarnell b Nov 1852 OH d 1929 Randolph Co IN
- Orlando Samuel Coats, b Dec 29, 1875 Randolph Co IN d September 19, 1952 Wellington, OH married 1905 Grace Mabel Jeffrey b Feb
d September 17, 1957, Wellington, OH
- Donald Jeffery Coats b May 22, 1914 Penfield, Lorain Co., Ohio d 1958 Willard, OH married (need the dates) Irene Agnes Tracey b 1914 St. Catherine’s, Ontario, Canada d October
- Lawrence T. Coats b 1943, Elyria, OH married Phyllis A. Uetterling b 1943, Defiance, OH
- I have a copy of the June 2nd,1854 Randolph Journal from Winchester, Indiana (Randolph County) relating to a reunion of the
family of John and Sally Coats (who were ages 71 and 70) listing the
family members present including 9 of John and Sally's children. My GGGrandfather, Gabriel and wife Matilda were also there with 9 children. In
all there were 144 present that day. I also have a picture sent to me by Susan Wells from Oregon of John and Sarah (Sally) taken in Randolph County, Ind. before 1875.
- From the Echo M Mallery and
Isley Wright Furnas correspondence:.
Coats was born Jan 20, 1786 or 1788 in Newberry Co. SC Oct 21,1807.
He married Sally Wright, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Jay
Wright. (Miami Co. Ohio marriage record)
- Sally was born Sep 20,1789.
- Then follows Johns life and
death (John died Sep 19,1878 and Sally died July 11,1875.)
- Then follows a list of John
and Sally’s children, of which #9 9 Gabriel’s reads as follows: Gabriel b
Mar 3,1824 m Matilda Davis Jan 11, 1843 d Dec 28,1862 in civil war. 13 ch: (only 12 children listed)
i. 1. Oliver;
& 3. twins Elisabeth Ann and Mary Ann (Mary Ann burned to death age 6 years);
Elihu killed in civil war at Atlanta, Ga Aug 5,1864;
Christopher C. m Lena White, Anson;
- John and Sally Coats birth and
death dates taken from tombstones in White River Friends cemetery. Also
in Tuckers History of Randolph Co, page 483.
- Book edited by Carl Hawkins
doing research on the Wright family (following information furnished by
Isley Wright Furnas dated May 5,1869-Sally married John Coats, Sr,
parents of Thomas Wright Coats, Charity Coats Coffin, and Charlotte Coats
- Then further on it states much
of the information following comes from records of John R Coats which he
wrote Dec 23,1866 and given by Echo Coats Mallory of Des Moines, Washington.
- Tucker, and letter of John R
Coats previously cited.
- It's also reported in a
document I received at the Randolph County Historical Society, written by
Dr and Mrs. Stephen Coats, Box 749,West Plains, Mo. on 12/9/1994 titled "John and Gabriel Coats, Pioneers of
Randolph County, Indiana" as follows:
parents John Coats Sr.(1788-1878) and Sally Wright (1789-1875) had married at
the Friends meeting near Covington in Miami County, Ohio in 1807. Their parents, William
Coats (c1764- ) and Nancy Baker (c1765- ) and Thomas Wright (c1760- ) and
Elizabeth (Mary) Jay (c1765- ) had been close neighbors and fellow Quakers in
the Newberry District of South Carolina on Bush River. Dr Coats cites as reference page
483 of Randolph County,
In 1818-1990, 1991 at the Randolph
County Historical Society. (Note Dr. Stephen Coats likely has an
incorrect wife listed for William Coats, father of John Coats Sr. b.
- Heiss, Encyclopedia of Quaker
Genealogy, society of friends abstracts, White River, pg 325. The correspondence
was in a ledger written by John R. Coats, son of Isaac Coats and
grandson of John and Sally Wright as follows:
the 23, 1866 A complete record of the family and descendants of John and Sally
Coats Who was born in South Carolina Newberry Dist on Bush River the former Jan
20th,1789. Was maried(sic) Oct 21st 1807 in Miami Co Ohio where they lived
until the faul(sic) of 1891 when they removed and settled in Randolph Co. Ind
where they have resided ever since and have been members of the religious
Society of Friends for (40) years or more and we trust that when they come to
bid farewell to their numerous family and friends whose Society they have had
the pleasure of enjoying for many long years that they may go down to their
graves in peace and in the morning of the Resurrection may be permitted to Rove
the Streets of the new Jerusalem with palms of victory in their hands and there
be permitted to meet with their friends who have died in triumph of a living
faith and have gone home to glory. This is the Prayer of the author of this
memorial who is a member of the family John R. Coats
- If my notes arte correct, this is from
"The personal records of John R. Coats" at Earlham University, Richmond, Ind. Then I have a Thomas D Hamm, PhD., archivist also written
- I also have a copy of the
marriage license of my GGrandfather, Andrew to Francis Yarnell, signed by his mother Matilda. Gabriel was killed in the Chickasaw
Bayou battle of the Civil War on Dec 28,1863. I have a copy of his Co.
muster rolls. A lot of this information was found at the Winchester
Historical Society, run by Monisa Wisener.
- The census of 1880 of White
River Twsp, Randolph County, Ind has the following info:
- Andrew Coats, W<M<30<Indiana
- Francis L Coats<W<F<27
- Sarah Elizabeth <W<F<8<Indiana
- Samuel O <W<M<4<Indiana
- Curtis E<W<M<2<Indiana
- Minne M<W<F<7/12<Indiana
- Copy of my grandfather, Orlando
S Coats marriage license. Name of father Andrew Coats, Name of mother Francis Yarnell.
- Birth certificates
- Birth certificate
Possible parents for John Coats m Sarah Wright:
There are several theories of
how the family got to S Carolina.
- The first I tried to follow
was put forth by E Tuckers "History of Randolph County" stating
we originated in Renfrewshire County, Paisley, Scotland. I have not been able to
verify any of that.
- Another is that Big John Coate
(wife Rachel Wright) was the son of Henry Coate of Hunterdon, Burlington, New Jersey, who was the son of Samuel Coate of Somersetshire, England. This is postulated on
ROOTSWEB.COM , from Gayle Soulis on a descendancy register. I have no
proof of this either.