Thomas remained in Lynn and began selling off the Flud property. Thomas and Elizabeth had the following children:
Jane B 1653 Married Joseph Rhodes (Roads)
Elizabeth B 1655 married Josiah Rhodes (Roads)-1730
James Coats B 1657
John Coats B 1659 (John was a very popular name and there were other John Coats in the area at that time. Some record suggest John married multiple times but records do not support this claim. more on this later)
Thomas Coats II B 1661 Married Martha Gay.
As you can see above Both Jane and Elizabeth married into the Rhoads family. One of Robert Coates Daughters also married one of the Rhoads boys. As this is a significant family in our search let's take a minute or 5 to give a quick over view of the Rhoads family.:
Walter Rhodes was born in Hipperholme, West Yorkshire, England in 1577, He married Elizabeth Joanna Barstow born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England 1581. Walter and Elizabeth had at least two sons; Zachariah (1603-1665)and Walter (1608-1675).Walter emigrated from England with hi family and settled in Providence Plantation in what would be known as Rhode Island. Zachariah remained in Providence and started a family. Henry moved to Lynn Massachusetts where he married Elizabeth White around 1639. Walter worked at the Lynn Iron works and owned 100 acres.
Henry was a Lieutenant in the Provincial Forces in Lynn in 1637. By 1640 he was an iron monger and in 1657 he was a representative to the general court. He served in King Phillip's war and fought against the Indians in 1675. Henry died in 1675, Henry and Elizabeth White Rhodes had 8 children:
Eleazer Rhodes B 9/12/1640 Lynn Ma. Died 5/15/1716 in Lynn Ma. - No information available at this time regarding spouse
Samuel Rhodes B 2/2/1642 Lynn Ma. Did 1718 lynn Ma. Married Abigail Coates
Joseph Rhodes B 11/1645 Lynn Ma. Died ? Lynn Ma. Married Jane Coates
Joshua Rhodes B 4/1648 Lynn Ma. Died 12/29/1725 in Lynn Ma. Married Ann ?
Josiah Rhodes born 4/1651 Lynn Ma. Married Elizabeth Coates
Jonathan Rhodes Born 6/1654 Died 4/7/1677.He did not marry and had no children.
Elizabeth Rhodes Born 3/1656 Died? no information at this time regarding spouse
Henry Rhodes Born 1660 died 1703 Married Elizabeth?
The Rhodes family intertwines with both Thomas and Robert Coates families throughout the generations. It has been suggested that this is the same Rhodes family that the state of Rhode Island is named for.
Joshua Roods/Rhoads Marrried Ann ? and had the following children, all born in Lynn Mass.
Thomas Rhoads 2/14/16-8/1/81710
Mary Rhoads 4/13/1693
Elizabeth Rhoads 11/30/1692-8/30/1711-never married
Hannah Rhoads 3/28/1679
Henery Rhoads 12/1682-1/8/1755
Jane Rhoads 2/25/1687
Joseph Rhoads 1/19/1680-9/1693
Josiah Rhoads Married Elizabeth Coates and they had the following children, all born in Lynn Mass.
Eleazer Rhoads 7/8/1683-8/1684
John Rhoads 5/27/1679
John Rhoads 3/22/1685
Jonathan Rhoads 9/18/1692
Josiah Rhoads 1/19/1680
Mary Rhoads 10/21/1676-2/4/1677
Mary Rhoads 3/26/1687
(many families in those days named subsequent children after earlier children that had died, hence the repeated names with different birth dates)
Joseph Rhoads married Janne Coates and they had the following children, all born in Lynn Mass.
Mary Rhoads 11/23/1687
Samuell Rhoads 3/6/1685-7/9/1675
Susannah Rhoads 11/18/1684
Joseph Rhoads 4/14/1678-7/26/1678
John Rhoads 1/2/1681
Janne Rhoads 7/14/1679
Elizabeth Rhoads 8/22/1676
Eleazer Rhoads never married. As there is no information about him and his siblings named children after him it is assumed he died in childhood or early adulthood.
Samuell Rhoads married Abygall Coats daughter of Robert Coats of Lynn. They had the following children, all born in Lynn Mass.
Sarah Rhoads 8/16/1696-7/1698
Sarah Rhoads 7/31/1690-10/8/1690
Samuell Rhoads 8/12/1685
Obediah Rhoads 5/13/1693
Abigail Rhoads 1/19/1686
Eleazer Rhoads 11/5/1688-8/4/1727
Jeane Rhoads 8/19/1699
Jonathan Rhoads 11/28/1683-2/3/1755
Joseph Rhoads 8/25/1701.
Eleazer Rhoads 1667-9/7/1676
Henry Rhoads Jr.Married Elizabeth?. They had the following children, all born in Lynn Mass.
Eunes Rhoads 11/11/1710-10/9/1765
Ezekell Rhoads 8/31/1707
Hezekiah Rhoads 1/31/1698
Lidiah Rhodes 7/2/1696
Martha Rhoads 2/20/1702
Sarah Rhoads 1/2/1700
Tabitha Rhoads 3/7/1705
Thomas Rhoads 7/8/1709
Thomas Coates had two daughters, Elizabeth and Janne. They both married into the Rhoads family. The Coats sons married as follow:
James Coats 1657- No information is currently;y available regarding James Coots. It is likely he died young and never married but no death record has been located. It is equally possible he moved to a neighboring town. If more information becomes available I will add it at that time.
John Coots/Coats 1659 Married Naomi? They had one son; John born 12/13/1687. Naomi died as a result of this birth on 12/27/1687. The child, John also died on 8/3/1688. It is possible John remarried. Some accounts state he remarried Mary Witherington but the Marriage of Mary W. and John Coots took place on 4/14/1681 while Naomi was still living. Perhaps this marriage belongs to the Robert Coots/ Coats family.
Thomas Coates Jr. born 1661 Married Martha Gay on 12/29/1685. They had the following children, all in Lynn Mass.
Thomas Coates III 7/15/1688
John Coates 1/7/1690
Philip Coates 1699
James Coates 1699 - Married Martha Rhoads 9/27/1724
Ada Elizabeth Coates
So it would appear that the Thomas Coots branch of the Coates family was left to Thomas Jr. to carry on the name. Thomas did his best, spawning 4 sons. Thomas was a shipwright. In 1695 he reportedly moved his growing family to Newbury, Essex Mass. Eventually Thomas moved to
Portsmouth, Rockingham co., NH, where he died in 1709. His wife Martha lived on until 1730. Martha was the daughter o f John Gay 1617-1669 and Hazelponi Willix 1636-1714.
Next time we will see if we can find out what happened to the Thomas Coates family. Did they stay in New Hampshire or return to Massachusetts? Until next time, where ever your loved ones may roam, may all their paths lead them home.