Shelden Palmer Coates 1814 in Buffalo NY-1860, Married Mary Clarke born 1804 in PA. Shelden and Mary had the following children, Sheldon was a farmer. In 1850 Sheldon was lving in Butler PA. on a farm. All the children except Ellen , who would not be born for another 7 years, appear in the census. Also living with them are Palmer Coates age 64, Joseph R. Harris age 24, a boatman, George Karnes age 5 and Livia Karnes age 2. It is not clear who these children belong to or why they are living with this family. They do not appear in the 1860 census as living with Shelden and his family. In 1860 he worked as a Cooper and was living in Allegany Pa. All of his children appear in the census and his mother Lodema was also living with them. By 1870 all of the children have left except Ellen age 13. Shelden and Mary are living in Allegany County Pa.
Charles Palmer Coates 1837-1880 married Elizabeth Alston born 1840
George Thomas Coates 2/12/1839-1931 died in Somerset Pa. Married Lydia Ann Tombo born 2/20/1843 in Pa.- 9/4/1934. They had the following children; Thomas Coates 1865, Ada Coates 1868-1940, Elizabeth R. Coates 1873.
Dewitt Clinton Coates born 2/20/1843- in Harrisburg Pa. - Died 9/4/1934 Galva Henry Ill. Married Sarah Elizabeth Runyon on 6/15/1878 in Boyd Kentucky In 1880 they continued to live in Cattleberg Boyd Kentucky. They had the following children; Sadie Coates 1876 born in Pa., Fred Coates 1880 born Kentucky, Luti Coates 1882 in Kentucky, Earnest Coates 1884 in Kentucky, Lulu Coates 1885 in Kentucky, Allen Coates 1888 Kentucky. In 1900 he was living in Peoria Ill.
John Coates 1846-7/25/1904 in Greenwood Pa.
Ellen Coates 1857- no information at this time.
Lysander D. Coates 1816 born in Buffalo NY-4/29/1890 died in Cattleburg Boyd Kentucky. He married twice. The first time to Mary Ann Ritchie 1815-1880, the second marriage to Sophia Mays 1830-1919. Lysander apparently traveled a great deal. He had two separate families, each with his different wives. In the 1850 Census Lysnader appears living in Newport, Washington Ohio with wife Maryann and the following children; all born in PA except the two youngest, as shown; Elizabeth Coates born in PA 1829- died Ohio 8/8/1909, Hannah Coates born 1835 in Somerset Pa., Married Joseph McCready in Ohio on 10/15/ 1921, died 2/8/1835 in Somerset Pa., John Coates 1838 in Somerset Pa., George Washington Coates 1839, Angeline Coates 1842, Ebenezer Coates born 10/9/1843 in Ohio- 1924, and Charlotte Coates born in Ohio 1848.Lysander was working as a cooper at that time.
In 1860 Lysander and Mary Ann in Ashland Boyd Kentucky with children; Angelina (see above,) Ebenezer, (see above), Charlotte (see above), and a new child, Elvina Coates born 1852 in Kentucky. Lysander is working as a boatman in Kentucky.
By 1870 Lysander is living in Lawrence Ohio with his second wife, Sophia Mays born in Kentucky. They have the following children; Drucilla Coates 1865 born in Ohio, Lodema D. Coates 1868-1900 Ohio, Sophia A. Coates 1869 in Ohio.
In 1870 Lysander’s son Ebenezer Coates lived two houses from his father, is married to Lucinda ? Spears and has the following children; Callie Spears born 1860 (step daughter) Ebenezer Coates born 1868, Baby boy (unnamed) Coates born 1869. All children born in Ohio. Ebenezer is a book maker.
In 1880 Lysander, now 64 years old is living in Ashland, Boyd Kentucky with Sophia and the following children; Drusilla coates born Ohio, Lodema Coates born ohio, Sophia Coates born ohio, and Ursulla Coates 1874 born in Kentucky, Mona Coates 3/5/1877 born in Kentucky-11/28/1961 died in LA. California.
The rest of the family does not appear in the 1870 census. The daughters are presumed married and as such lost to a general search. In 1867 a George Washington Coates living in California in the Napa valley. He claims to have been born in Ill. So we cannot verify or rule out that this is part of this family at this time..
Jerome Bonaparte Coates 9/ 1823 in Butler Pa.-6/7/1902 in Ellwood Pa. in 1845 Married Eliza Jane Ripple born1825-1864. They had the following children all born in PA. Angeline Z. Coates 1846, Jacob Ira Coates 1847, Charles Coates 1849, Louisa V. Coates 1852, Jerome Frank Coates 1854-1934 (married Leonora), Arabella Coates 1855, William H. Coates 1858. Herbert Grayson Coates 1861 and Mary Margaret Coates 1864. Following Jane’s death in 1864, possibly in child birth, Jerome married Louisa?. Jerome appears with Louisa and several of his children in the 1870 census. By 1880 he has married again to Mary E.Ashton age 38, 1842-1900. He has three more children, most likely with Mary E. due to Louisa’s age in 1870. They are James Barclay Coates born 1872-1918, Nellie Bly Coates born 1875 and Ransom D. Coates born 1876. Jerome worked as a cooper most of his life. In the 1880 census he is marked as being insane.