John Coate

John Coate[1]

Male 1699 - Abt 1751  (~ 51 years)    Has 8 ancestors and 25 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name John Coate 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Aug 1699 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt Jun 1751  Kingwood Twp., Hunterdon Co, NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I201989  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2001 

    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 Doughty,   b. 1708,   d. Aft 7 Apr 1742  (Age 34 years) 
    Married Mar 1727  Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Coate,   b. 1730, Hunterdon Co., NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1806  (Age 76 years)
     2. Amie Coate,   b. 1735, Hunterdon Co., NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1765  (Age 30 years)
     3. William Coate,   b. Jan 1742, Kingwood Twp., Hunterdon Co, NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Coate
     5. Jacob Coate,   b. 1728, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. John Coate,   b. 1732, Hunterdon Co., NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1786  (Age 54 years)
     7. Samuel Coate,   b. Nov 1737, Hunterdon Co., NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1742  (Age ~ 5 years)
     8. Daniel Coate,   b. 1739, Hunterdon Co., NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1802  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F82815  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Coate received the tract of land across from "Wells Ferry" that crossed the Delaware River to the Province of Pennsylvania from his father Samuel in his will. He applied for and received a license from Gov. Burnet to operate a ferry in Amwell township, Hunterdon Co., NJ on his side of the Delaware on Apr 30, 1726. He is listed as owning a hotel at this crossing too. ("Ferry Tracts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey", p.602) In 1728, he sold 200 acres of this tract of land to John Purcell and another 30 acres on Augst 4, 1732. This same tract when resold in 1732 includes a course described as "a post standing by the Kings Road that leads to the ferry over the aforesaid River Delaware to John Wells." (C-1542)
      By 1732, he was listed as living in Bethlehem Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. (It was Bethlehem at the time, then Kingwood in the 1740's and is now Franklin Township.) His property was a couple miles from Quakertown, NY. The 1732 deed refers to a post in William Coates and in Henry Coates land (his brothers' land) (C-1499) Both he and Henry were members of Kingwood Friends Quaker Meeting. He voted in the 1738 elections for John Emley and Benj. Smith and was listed as living in Amwell Twp. at that time. He did not vote for a Jno. Coate also running in that election. By 1741, he is listed as a freeholder in Bethlehem Twp. , NJ again. That means that he owned at least 50 acres, cultivated at least 10 of them or if in a burrough, that he owned at least 3 acres and a home. (C-1824) John's death date is probably 1751. John Coate, Sr., Tavern Keeper of Kingwood Twp. left his estate to wife Esther, son Henry and other unnamed children in his will dated May 3, 1751. It was probated on Sept. 3, 1751. (C-1p.166, 296)
      Bible records for this family exist in a Bible published in Edinburgh by Alexander Kinciad in the 1770's or 1780s. All the dates in it for this family were written in one hand, years after the dates actually occured. (C-296)

  • Sources 
    1. [S2024] New Jersey Archives, Series I, Vol. 23.


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