John Coe
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John Coe (1658 - 1741)

Captain John Coe
Born in Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married 20 Dec 1682 [location unknown]
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Died in Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
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Biography

John Coe was born on May 10, 1658[1]at Stratford, Connecticut.[2][3][1]His father died when he was two years of age.[4] His mother married (2nd) Nicholas Elsey, so as a result, the small child John Coe was taken to New Haven, Connecticut to reside with his mother and step-father.[2]John lived there, in New Haven until he achieved adulthood and was able to handle his own affairs.[2]

His land holdings

His mother conveyed to John real estate in Stratford on January 12, 1678-9.[2][3]This real estate consisted of a home lot of about 1 acre as well as other parcels containing 29 acres of upland, 9 acres of meadow, 2 acres of swamp, 36 acres of woodland as well as rights in ten acres of commons.[5] On December 13, 1683, John exchanged his homelot for a one acre plot across the street and built a very roomy home where he dwelled for the rest of his life, and was a homestead of the family for six successive generations.[2][3]

Marriage

On December 20, 1682[1] he married Mary Hawley.[2][3][1]Mary was born at Stratford on July 16, 1663.[2][1]She was the daughter of Lieutenant Joseph[1] and Catherine (Birdsey) Hawley.[2]

Children of John and Mary Coe

The following were all born in Stratford.[6][3]

  1. Job was born May 1, 1683 and died young.[1]
  2. Robert was born September 21, 1684. He married Barbara Parmele on December 21, 1708[3] and settled in Durham, Ct.[7]He died between February 21, 1761 and February 20, 1762 probably in Middletown.[3]
  3. Joseph was born February 2, 1686-7.[6]He married Abigail Robinson at Durham November 21, 1708. Died February 19, 1763.[3]
  4. Hannah was born April 14, 1689. She married Deacon James Curtis on September 16, 1709. She died in March 1758 at Durham, Connecticut.[6]
  5. Mary was born August 11, 1691. She married Samuel Pickett on November 27, 1712 in Stratford. She died February 19, 1763 at Durham, Connecticut.[6]
  6. John was born December 5, 1693.[6]On December22, 1715 he married Hannah Parsons at what was called Durham, later Haddam, Connecticut. 9 children.[3]He died at Durham on October 14, 1760 at the age of 62 years[1]
  7. Sarah was born March 26, 1696. She married Deacon Israel Burritt on March 4, 1718-19. She died February 6, 1731-2 at Durham, Connecticut.[6]
  8. Ephraim was born December 18, 1698.[6]At Middletown on November 28, 1723 he married Hannah Comfort Miller. He died November 10, 1765.[3]
  9. Catherine was born September 23, 1700. She married (1st) Joseph Fairchild on Nov. 11, 1725. They lived at Fairfield, Connecticut where he died April 20, 1727. Two children. She married (2nd) on August 24, 1728 David Calhoun and lived in Stratford. Children-7.[6]
  10. Abigail was born November 11, 1702. She married John Guthrie of Stratford on June 1, 1727. They moved to Durham, Connecticut in 1735 and then to Southbury, Connecticut in 1743 where she died in March 1747.[6]
  11. Ebenezer was born August 18, 1704.[6]He married Mary Blakeman on December 18, 1728 at Stratford. On March 26, 1766 he died[3]at Stratford.[1]

His four oldest sons settled in Durham where they had families.[7]

Public Affairs

It seems John Coe was an energetic man of great ability.[2] He was a leading man of the town in public affairs.[2]He held many town offices, and in 1701and 1715 he was deputy for Stratford in the Connecticut Assembly.[8]

Business

In business he was a farmer, land speculator, merchant, miller and an innkeeper.[2]

Military

He was commissioned ensign, Stratford Trainband[1] on May 25, 1698,[1]lieutenant on May 20, 1706,[1] and captain on October 13, 1709.[9][1]He was in active service in the French and Indian War in 1708.[2]

Will

His will was dated January 29, 1740[1] and probated May 5, 1741.[3][1] At that time he had already given to his sons Robert and Joseph lands in Durham, John lands in Haddam, and Ephraim lands in Middletown. He gave Ebenezer his property in Stratford as well as making bequests to his daughters[3][1] and a granddaughter.[2]

Death and Burial

He died April 19, 1741 in Stratford, Fairfield, CT.[2] His wife Mary (Hawley) Coe died September 9, 1731.[2][1]Both he and his wife were interred in the Congregational Church Burial Ground in Stratford, Connecticut.[10][2][3]

Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. Compiled and edited by Donald Lines Jacobus. 2 vols. New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932. p. 152
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 J. Gardner Bartlett."Robert Coe, Puritan: His Ancestors and Descendants, 1340-1910, with notices of other Coe Families." published for private circulation by the author, Boston, Massachusetts. 1911. page 87,89
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 Mary Walton Ferris. "Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines. A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Mary Beman (Gates) Dawes." Privately Printed 1931. Vol. II, p. 217
  4. Hawley, Elias S. "The Hawley Record" Press of E. H. Hutchinson & Company, Buffalo, New York. 1890. p. 445; Note 14.
  5. Stratford Land Records, vol. 1, p. 106
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 J. Gardner Bartlett."Robert Coe, Puritan: His Ancestors and Descendants, 1340-1910, with notices of other Coe Families." published for private circulation by the author, Boston, Massachusetts. 1911. page 81, 87,89
  7. 7.0 7.1 Orcutt, Samuel. "History of Torrington, Connecticut" J. Munsell, Printer. Albany. 1878. p. 668, 669
  8. Hoadley, Charles J. "The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut 1689-1706" Press of Case Lockwood and Brainard, Hartford. 1868. p. 359, 519.
  9. Col. Rec. of Conn., 1689-1706, pp 252 and 534; and 1706-1716, p. 115
  10. Find A Grave. Created by Jan Franco, Aug. 7, 2007. FAG Memorial #20835024. photo present.
  • J. Gardner Bartlett."Robert Coe, Puritan: His Ancestors and Descendants, 1340-1910, with notices of other Coe Families." published for private circulation by the author, Boston, Massachusetts. 1911. page 81, 87,89see at archive.org
  • Mary Walton Ferris. "Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines. A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Mary Beman (Gates) Dawes." Privately Printed 1931. Vol. II, p. 217see at hathitrust
  • Hawley, Elias S. "The Hawley Record" Press of E. H. Hutchinson & Company, Buffalo, New York. 1890. p. 445; Note 14.see at archive.org
  • Find A Grave. Created by Jan Franco, Aug. 7, 2007. FAG Memorial #20835024. photo present.link
  • Orcutt, Samuel. "History of Torrington, Connecticut" J. Munsell, Printer. Albany. 1878. p. 668, 669.see at archive.org
  • Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. Compiled and edited by Donald Lines Jacobus. 2 vols. New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932. p. 152.subscription site
  • Hoadley, Charles J. "The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut 1689-1706" Press of Case Lockwood and Brainard, Hartford. 1868. p. 359, 519.see at hathitrust

see also

  • A family tree of the five Harvey brothers : containing all the known antecedents of Thomas, James, Peter, Philip and Andrew Har Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - Harvey, Lester M.. A family tree of the five Harvey brothers : containing all the known antecedents of Thomas, James, Peter, Philip and Andrew Harvey of Skaneateles, New York "And including genealogies of the following families, Ackerman, Bartlett, Blaisdell, Coe, Earle, Fritz, Frost, Harvey, Hovey, Kline, Leisler, Lytle, Martin, Moore, Mower, Nugent, Post, Preyer, Rosseter, Rynders, Sherman, Sickles, Smith, Sprague, Stephenszen, Stone, Stuyvesant, Totten, Upham, Van Emburgh, Vreeland, Welles, Williams, Wolcott
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls


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Coe-992 and Coe-924 do not represent the same person because: Not the same. John Coe was disconnected during an import. Will find out where he belongs and connect him to proper line.
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