Henry Coate

Henry Coate[1, 2, 3]

Male 1700 - Abt 1784  (84 years)    Has 8 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Henry Coate 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1700  Kingwood Mm, Hunterdon Co., NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt May 1784  Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I201987  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2009 

    Father Samuel Coate,   b. 10 Nov 1670, Lambrook, Co. Somerset, Eng Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 22 Nov 1723, Hunterdon Co., NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Mary Saunders,   d. Aft 1733 
    Married 6 Jan 1695  Falls Mm, Bucks Co., PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Family ID F82806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther Willson,   b. Aug 1711, Chesterfield Twp., Burlington Co, NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1757  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Mar 1731  Chesterfield Mm, Burlington, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Marmaduke Coate,   b. 13 Jun 1738, Hunterdon, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1822, Newton Twp., Miami Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. "Little" John Coate,   b. Abt 1735,   d. Bef 5 Dec 1802, Edgefield Co., SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     3. James Coate,   b. Bef 1737,   d. 1806  (Age ~ 69 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F82818  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Henry Coat bought 260 acres in 1733 from Robert Willson (grandfather-in-law or brother-in-law). He purchased land in the southwest corner of Readings line in 1735, Hunterdon Co., NJ, north of the Assanpink River (originally the township of Hopewell) from William Biles. Henry also bought land from Thomas Canby in 1735 which he sold in 1741 to Derrick Hoagland. (C-1,46, 2110) He was listed as of Amwell Twp. in 1738 when he voted for John Emley and Benjamin Smith in the voting records for Hunterdon Co., NJ. A Jno. Coate was a candidate, but obviously Henry did not vote for him. (C-1824) He is listed as a freeholder who owned at least 50 acres or a house and 3 acres or more, living in Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ in 1741. These are likely to refer to this Henry. (C-294)

      His known first marriage was between he and Esther Wilson. They declared their first intention to marry on Mar 6, 1731 in the Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, NJ. He was supposedly from Buckingham, PA at the time. Years after Esther died, one source says he took leave to marry in 1751 in Chesterfield MM, Burlington Co., NJ. (C-199) The Quaker record in this second marriage didn't list his spouse to be. In reality, it is more likely to apply to a marriage by another Henry, possibly a son of his. A Henry and wife are supposedly listed as moving from Kingwood MM about the same time as this Henry, and 3 of his sons move to the New Garden MM.

      In 1757 our Henry moved to New Garden MM, Rowan and Guilford Counties, North Carolina from Kingwood MM, NJ. His certificate of removal from Kingswood to New Garden MM, NC is dated 14th, 7mo 1757 and lists himself and sons Marmaduke, James and John. (C-46b) He is on the list of Taxable Persons in Rowan Co., NC in 1759 along with James and William Coats. He should not be confused with a Henry purchasing land in this same time period in Virginia who bought 200 acres between 1756-1761. (C-1037, 1498)

      "There were many complaints at New Garden MM against Henry & his sons, James & Marmaduke & sometime before 1764, James & Marmaduke left (without asking for a certificate of removal for which they were disowned.) Henry was actually dismissed from New Garden on 7/25/1761. Sons Marmaduke and James were not dismissed until 4/29/1769. (C-1497)

      Henry then moved to Newberry, SC. Our Henry purchased 200 acres on July 29, 1765 on Scotch Creek in Berkely Co., SC, a year before William purchased land on Scotts Creek supporting the theory he and William were brothers or possibly father and son (with William being his son). Henry's witnesses when he purchased land included William (father?) and James (son) Coate. (C-891, 912) This land adjoined Benjamin Pearson of Bush River, Ninety Six District, SC as stated in Benjamin's will on Dec. 10, 1784. He was referred to as the late Henry Coates in this will. Near neighbors were also the late Hugh Creightons and John Brooks. (C-1699, 1700)

      There were several other land transactions, any or all of which could be his purchases. A Henry Coats obtained 150 acres on Dec. 6 1768 and May 16, 1769 in what was then Berkley (now Newberry?), SC. His neighbors were Richard Griffin, Jno Caldwell, John Delany and James Cook. A Henry had land on Mudlick Creek, Craven Co. in 1770 when Ann Hagen purchased land adjoining it. Their neighbors were Richard North , William O'neal, and Anthony Griffin. (C-1411, 1835) (C-1404) Lastly, a Henry obtained 100 acres on May 18, 1773 in Berkley on the waters of the Saludy bounded by vacant land. His son Marmaduke owned land in Berkley. His son "Little John" owned land within 2 miles of brother, Marmaduke. His son, James, could be involved in the following purchases. A James bought 150 acres on Dec. 3, 1771 and 250 acres on May 4, 1772 in Berkley.

      Henry's will is probated in Newberry Co., South Carolina, June 11, 1784. His inventory was made on Aug. 10, 1784. Buyers were Henry and John Coate. mother, Esther Willson?

  • Sources 
    1. [S2030] Society of Friends, History of W.Branch.

    2. [S2031] Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book, V.31, DAR, comp, (Daughters of the American Revolution, V. 31).

    3. [S2024] New Jersey Archives, Series I, Vol. 23.


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