Notable Person: John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz
↑ "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X338-3SG : accessed 18 November 2017), John Coltrane in household of William Blair, High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 55, sheet 13B, line 95, family 271, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1695; FHL microfilm 2,341,429.
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KWQD-7TW : accessed 26 February 2018), John Cottram in household of Bettie Lyerly, Ward 2, High Point, High Point Township, Guilford, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-81, sheet 9B, line 70, family 187, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2921.