Charles was born 10 years after the massacre that was known at King Phillip's war. Much of the damage had been repaired to effected towns, new towns had sprung up and Europeans flooded the growing colonies. By 1700 it is estimated that Massachusetts boasted a population of around 56,000 settlers.
In or around 1700 Charles moved to west field Mass.where he married Hester Neal in 1705. Hester was born 11/8/1680 in West field. She was the daughter of Edward Neal Sr. and Martha Hart. Charles and Hester were married in West field on 2/6/1706. They had the following children, all born in west field Mass.:
Elizabeth Coats 9/30/1707- Died in childhood.
unnamed infant 2/9/1708-2/14/1708
Charles Coats 6/3/1710-1795 Married Thankful Tute/Tate in Deerfield Mass.on 1750. Thankful Tuta/Tate, born 2/24/1728 was the daughter of James Tuta born in Ireland 1685 and Keziah Carey born in Mass. 1707. Charles Coats Jr. fought in both of the French and Indian wars, arriving in Deer field Mass. as soldier in 1744. Charles was a part of Captain Israel William's company. He served from 12/11/1755-10/18/1756 as a scout.
Charles Coats and Thankful Tute settled in Deerfield Mass. and had the following children;
Miriam Coates born 2/14/1749
Charles Coates III born 4/20/1751-died 10/16/1823. Charles married Elizabeth? in Bernardston Mass.
Esther Coates born 3/26/1753 died 1791 at age 38.
Simeon Coates Baptized 2/11/1759. Simeon served during the revolution for six different enlistments from 9/1/1776-1780. Most of his time was spent stationed at Fort Ticonderoga and in the northern army and campaigns.
John Coates born1756 - died 8/30/1823. John served four enlistments in the revolution, from 4/19/1775-1/1778. He spent 100 days at Fort Ticonderoga. John Married Abigail Goodrich of Webster Mass. He died in 1823 in Eaton Quebec Canada.
Reuben Coates born1750. Reuben served 1 year in the continental army serving under Amasa Sheldon's Hampshire Company.
Edward Coats 12/4/1711- 12/30/1770. Married Joanna Allan in Westfield Mass. They had the following children, all born in Westfield;
Esther Coates 1752-1759
Elihu Edward Coates 1757
Gad Coates 1760
Esther Coates 1762
Delinda Coates 1765-1767
Lydia Coates 1765 (twin of Delinda)
Stephen Coats 11/25/1713-1758. In 1738 Stephen Coates Married Martha Kellogg in Westfield. They had the following children;
Charles Coates born 1742
Joseph Coates born 1742
Stephen Coates Jr. Born 1743
Reuben Coates born 1744
Martha Coates born 1746
Mary Coates born 1748
Thanksful Coates born 1754
Hannah Coates born 1756
Elizabeth Coates born 1758
Abigail Coats 12/20/1715. No information at this time. I will add as information becomes available
Margaret Coats 1/1/1717
Elizabeth Coats 1/17/1721-1760 Married Benjamin Green in West Spring Field Mass. in 1742. After Elizabeth's death Benjamin Geen married Hannah Hardwick born 11/26/1730-died 10/10/1819. Benjamin died 10/27/1796. Elizabeth Coates and Benjamin Green had the following children;
Silas Green born 8/25/1745
Eunice Green born 4/25/1747- married Moses Smith
Martha Green born 10/23/1748- married Ebenezer Slate
Anna Green born 6/24/1750- married Jonathan Hurlbert
Benjamin Green Jr. born 10/22/1752
Thomas Green born 12/3/1752-1775- died in service to continental army during revolution.
Jephtheh Green born 7/3/1757
Sarah Green born 7/3/1757- married Isreal Begg on 1/11/1776
Elizabeth Green born 9/31/1758 married William Fox.
Esther Green born ? Married Joshua Simone
( Benjamin Green remarried after Elizabeth's death and had the following children with Hannah Hardwick Samuel Green born 3/21/1760, Ruggles Green born 1795, Woodbridge Green born 1773. Hannah also had two children from her previous marriage; Jane Ruggles, and Patricia Ruggles)
Hester Neal Coats died in West field Mass. on 1/22/1727. Charles Senior died in October of 1729. I have no information of Charles Coatt Senior at this time. Since he appears in Essex county not far from Thomas and Robert there is a plausible possibility the three were brothers. I will add more information if it becomes available.