COATE, James of Edgefield 2 3 4 5 6
- Born: Jun 3, 1765 7 8
- Marriage: SCOTT, Elizabeth in 1792 1
- Died: 1817, , Edgefield Dist., SC at age 52
It is this James of Edgefield, son of Gentleman John, that is related to Marmaduke Coate (1738-1822) although the match is not exact. They have a varience of 2 points out of 37 DNA points. We do not know their first common ancestor with certainty at this time, though a theorectical ancestral lineage is presented here.
The ages of James and his children come from his family bible in the possession of a descendant.
The James who married Elizabeth Scott made his will in 1817. (C-1544, 1550, C-1555, 1560) It is abstracted herewith. Edgefield Co., SC, Will, p. 389 James Coats proven Nov.7, 1817. Legatees; son John Coats, land where I live, granted James Scott, 13 May 1786. One tract conveyed to me by Armstead Hall. April 24, 1805. Son James Coats a tract originally granted William Mazyek, 1775, on Turkey Creek. Another tract Jacob McDaniel February 3, 1806. Daughters, Elizabeth and Hannah. Daughter, Gracey who married James Smiley. My daughter Mary who married Marmaduke Coats. My single daughter. Executor: my son John Coats Box 6 Package 213. John Coats executor Recorded in book B page 389 Nov 7, 1817. John Simkins OEC. Paid Marmaduke Coats $646.00. Paid Thomas Hart $737.00. Paid Hannah Coats $958.00. paid James Smyly in full $1082.00 1821 John Coats Executor.
James is not in the 1790 SC census records. He first appears in the 1800 census in Edgefield Co., South Carolina. In it, he and his wife are listed between ages 26 and 45. They have 1 son under age 10 and 3 daughters under age ten. (p. 186). (C-1568, 1638)
James, husband of Elizabeth Scott, is the James who bought 300 acres of land from Stephen Williams on Mar 12, 1800 on Turkey Creek in Edgefield District, South Carolina. The land had originally been owned by Jones, Hall and Scott. In Apr. of 1805 he bought 6 additional acres adjoining his land from Armstead Hall. In 1806, he purchased another 50 acres on Turkey Creek from William Partain. In 1807, he is given additional land on Turkey Creek by his father-in-law, James Scott, in his will. His last purchase of land appears to have been on Sep. 1808. He added 199 more acres on the Turkey Creek waters of the Savannah attached to his property from George Wilson (his wife's nephew). (C-912) By 1810 James is again in the Edgfield Co., SC census. One of his sons is under age 10, one is between 10 and 16, and he is over age 45. He has two daughters under age ten, 2 from 10 to 16 and 1 from 16 to 26 years old. His wife appears to be deceased by 1810. Note that he has one more daughter listed here than is named in his will. According to his family bible, that would be Sarah. (C-1569, E)
James was of Edgefield at the time and married to an Elizabeth. For years, it has been thought that he was James Roberts married to Josephine Elizabeth Webster, but a bible transcription for them lists James Robert's birth date at 1786 and his marriage date to Elizabeth Webster as 1807. How did he have a wife named Elizabeth in the 1805 deed? If he were James Robert, he would have been born very late compared to his oldest brother Samuel being at least 30 years apart. John W. Coats suggested that James, husband of Elizabeth Scott Coates, of Edgefield was instead the son of Gentleman John. This fit is solid. The James of Edgefield on Turkey Creek is purchasing land there by 1800. He inherited 41 acres from his stated father, Gentleman John which he then sold to his brother, William. "NEWBERRY COURT RECORD: 15 Aug 1805: James Coats of Edgefield District to William Coats of Newberry for $101.00, a tract of 41 acres in Newberry on waters of Bush River called Mathew Creek, which was originally granted to Christian Kinder for 250 acres, and by him to John Coate, deceased. Bequeached by John Coate deceased, to his son James.
Signed 15 Aug 1805
Recorded 25 Jan 1806
Witness: J. B. Mitchell, John Coate.
James of Edgefield was born between 1755 and 1765 according to census records and would be the correct age to be Gentleman John's son, James. He married an Elizabeth before the 1805 deed, and he is the only James that can be verified as living in Edgefield at the time. James, Mary and John were three of James and Elizabeth Scott's Coate's children's names that are the same as this family. Lastly, it is verified that James is married to Elizabeth Scott in Edgfield County records according to descendant and researcher, Gary G. Coates of White Hall, Greene Co., Illinois. (C-1549, 1953)
This James has also been connected to be the son of William Sr. who died in St. George's Parish, SC near Charleston in 1753. This absolutely doesn't fit with this James who was born in 1765 according to his bible and census info.
Noted events in his life were:
• Will, 1817, , Edgefield Dist., SC.
• Probate, Nov 7, 1817, , Edgefield Dist., SC.
James married Elizabeth SCOTT, daughter of James SCOTT and Hannah BEALE, in 1792.1 (Elizabeth SCOTT died before 1817.)