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John William Coltrane (1926 - 1967)

John William "Trane" Coltrane
Born in Hamlet, North Carolina, Unimap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1965 [location unknown]
Father of , [private son (1960s - unknown)] and [private son (1960s - unknown)]
Died in Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Nov 2017
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John Coltrane is Notable.


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

s/o John R and Alice Blair Coltrane born Sep 23, 1926 in Hamlet, NC[1]

1930 Census, High Point, Guilford, NC

William Blair Head M 70 North Carolina
Alace Blair Wife F 70 North Carolina
John Coltrane Son-in-law M 31 North Carolina
Allace Coltrane Daughter F 31 North Carolina
John Coltrane Grandson M 3 North Carolina[2]


  1. "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2014), Jno Coltrane in entry for Jno M Coltrane, 23 Sep 1926; from "North Carolina, Birth and Death Indexes, 1800-2000," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2005); citing vol. 14, p. 142, Richmond, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.
  2. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 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.
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #218
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 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.

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