Billings Coates 5/29/1779- died Springfield Otsego NY 2/21/1834. 12/29/1790 married Polly Palmer born in Stonington 1770-1823. Polly was his first cousin. Following Polly’s death he married a second time to Sally Morse on 2/83/1833. Billings appears on the property tax roles in Otsego NY as a farmer with a house and farm in 1799, living next door to brother Aiden Coates who is also a farmer.
Billings and Polly had the following children;
Billings Coats Jr. born in Stonington Conn 6/19/1791-1875Married Lucinda Cutler, daughter of Joel Cutler born 1896 in Connecticut. In 1850 Billings is living in Brookfield Madison NY with wife Lucy A. and their children; Fanny b 1830 in NY, and Charles born 1834 in NY. In 1850 Billings is working as a shoe maker while Charles runs the family farm. In 1855 The family is still in Brookfield Madison NY Charles does not appear in the Census. Fanny remains at home and Billing’s Father in Law, Joel Cutler, age 84, is living with them. In 1860 Billings and Lucy are still living in Brookfield Madison NY on the farm. In 1870 we find a 79 year old Billings Coates living in Vernon Oneida County NY with Lucinda. He is a retired farmer, Lucinda continues to keep house.
Polly Coats 12/4/1793
Levi Coats 10/27/1795 married Sophrona ? moved to PA. In 1850 living in Liberty McKean Pa. with wife, Sophrona and the following children; Cordella Coats 1827, Charles Coats 1829, Lucina Coats 1831, Justine Coats 1833, Mary Coats 1835, Electa Coats 1828, Harriet Coats 1842, Byron Coats 1849. No further information available at this time.
Cynthia coats 3/1/1798 born in Otsego NY
Stafford Coats 4/23/1800- 1841 in Tompkins County NY
Clarissa Coats 9/5/1802 born in Westfield Chautauqua NY
Albert Coats 2/25/1806-10/24/1883 married Sapharia Morse ?-1900 they had the following children ; Martin B. Coates1833, Martha Coates 5/16/1837-2/4/1903. In 1850 Albert’s step-mother Sally Morse Coats is living with him. She is 62. Albert was a farmer.
Martin Coates 7/24/1810 springfield Otsego NY, married Harriet?born 1911. Martin was a farmer in Otsego NY. He and Harriet had the following children: Parker Coats 1840- 1864- enlisted and served in Civil War, mustered in Oct. 15, 1862. Enlistment card indicates he was 5’7 tall, blue eyes, brown hair. He served in the infantry for 2 years before being struck down by disease. He was hospitalized in July and released to return home to die. In the fall of 1864., Esther Coats 1845, Adelbert Coats 1848 married Josephine? 1877 In 1880 he was living in Portland Oregon working as a Minster. In 1900 he had returned to New York and was living in Buffalo where he continued to work as a clergyman. They had no children. Charles Coats 1851- too many Charles Coates in the Otsego county NY area to determine which one is correct at this time, if you think this may be your relation and would like me to look more closely, or if you know this to be your relation and would like to share your information please send me a note..
William Coates Jr. 1773 married Susannah? William continued to live in Burlington Otsego NY near his father. In 1800 He and Susannah had 5 children, 2 sons under 10 and 3 daughters under 10.
Alden Coates 1775 married Jerusha Brockway, Lived in Otsego NY where he ran a farm. In 1800 Alden was living in Otsego with his wife, his mother- in law and his 5 children, 2 sons under 10, 3 daughters under 10
Corey Coates 1777-1857 married Leminda Gillete after 1800. By 1810 they have moved from Otsego NY to Manilas Onondaga county NY and have one son under 10.
Palmer Coates 1779-1850, married Lodema ? In 1810. Lodema and Palmer settled first in Onondaga County, moved to Buffalo NY and then moved the family to Cranberry, Butler Pa. where they settled. Palmer and Lodema had the following children;
Shelden Palmer Coates 1814-1860
Lysander D. Coates 1816-1890
Jerome Bonaparte Coates 1823-1902
Charles William Coates 3/7/1828-10/11/1899.
Rufus Coates 1781-1853- married Mercy ? born 1781-1850
In our next post we will look closer at the family of Palmer coats and try to determine the off spring of William, Alden and Corey coates.