Edward Coats born 12/4/1711- died 12/30/1770 married joanna Allen in Westfield Mass. 6/5/1753. They settled in Westfield Mass. and had the following children;
Esther Coats born 3/30/1754- 8/6/died 1759 in Northampton Mass.
Elihu Edward Coats born11/8/ 1757 died 1/3/ 1821- served in the military during the revo;lution for a term of 8 months in 1778. He met and married Lucy ? They settled in East Hampden and had at least one son, Jesse Coates.
Jesse Coates was born 12/8/1785 in East Hampden Mass- he died in 1861. He served in the war of 1812. On 6/26/1821 he married Asenath Strong born 1801 died 1860. Jesse worked as a laborer and died a widow on 12/12/1861 of consumption. Jesse and Asenath had the following children;
Charlotte Coates born 1825-died 1864- On 2/2/1860 married Ernest Pfiel born in Germany 1828-died 1865. Earnest served in the army during the civil war as a Mass. volunteer to the 37th Company. They had one son, Ernest Jr. born 1862. Charlotte died in April of 1865 in Saylors Creek Va.
Harriot Coates born 1/7/ 1829- 6/18/died 1891 in Northhampden Mass Married Samuel Brooks on 11/7/1848. They moved to Rockingham Vt. where Harriet died of Pleurisy. Harriet and Sam Brooks had the following children; Mary E. Brooks 1849-1849, William Henry Brooks 1851-1852, Esborn Prindle Brooks 1855-1923, Infant Brooks 1857-1858, Harriet A. Brooks 1859-1860, Harriet E. Brooks 1872-1910.
Julia M. Coates born 1835- died in 1906 in North hampden Mass. Julia married on 3/11/1868 to Warren Ellsworth Wells. they had one child, baby wells born 1875. No other information is available at this time.
Mary E. Coates born 1844-Died in Amherst Mass 9/17/1910 of heart disease. Mary Married twice, the first time to John R. Davis on 11/29/1860 John died in 1868. They had one child together, Infant David born 1863-died 1863. She married the second time to John O'Neil. They had the following children; George W. O' Neil born 1872, Charles O'neil born 1874 and Harry Lincoln O'Neil born 1819-died 1964
Gad Coats born 5/19/1760 in North hampden Mass. no further records are available on Gad at this time.
Esther Coats born 1762- died 1767
Delinda Coats born 1765- died 1767
Lydia Coats born 1765 ( twin to Delinda)- died ?
Clearly Edward and Joanna did not have good fortune in raising their girls.
And so Edward Coats died leaving no heir to carry the family name into succeeding generations. His hope was in Elihu Coats who produced all daughters.
That brings us to Stephen Coats, born 11/25/1713, died 1758 in Hadley Mass. Stephen married Martha Kellogg in Westfield Mass. in 1838. They had the following children;
Charles Coates born 1742- served in the revolutionary war. No additional information is available for Charles at this time.
Joseph Coates born 1742- served in the revolutionary war- no information is available at this time for Joseph. It is possible he died in the war
Stephen Coates Jr. born 1743- served in the revolutionary war. Married Polly Narramore on 3/4/1799. in Northhampton Mass. Stephen and Polly had a daughter in 1799 or early 1800, according to the US census from 1800.
Reuben Coates born 1744. We learn from the 1790 US census that reuben in living in West Hampton Mass , Reuben received a pension for his service during the revolutionary war of $8. per month started 9/4/1818 following his filing a lengthy letter requesting his pension. Reuben served for three years mostly in Ticonderoga NY where he contracted small pox and nearly died. The Small pox left him blind or partially blind and he was discharged and returned home. Following his illness and resulting discharge, Reuben lost his military paper work. He had to submit several letters and depositions from persons who knew him , and to appear in court and swear that he had served. After a lengthy court battle he was finally granted his pension. Reuben was an invalid following the war.
Martha Coates born 1746- no information available at this time
Mary Coates born 1748 born in Hadley Mass. died 2/23/1827 she married on 4/2/1772 to Noah Kentfield of North hampden Mass. Mary and Noah had one daughter ; Electra Kentfield born 1780- died 1857. Electra married Obadiah Frary (1778-1835). They had the following children; Noah Frary 1800-1880, Obadiah Nelson Frary 1801-1870, Electa Frary 1805-1832, Frary 1806-1806. Joseph Frary 1808-1850, Child Frary 1810-1810, Child Frary 1813-1814
Thankful Coates born 1754- died 4/1/1825 in East Hampden Mass. married Fredrick Bonestead in 1/19/1779
Hannah Coates born 1756- no information available at this time
Elizabeth Coates born 1758- no information available at this time