NameJohn COATS
Birthabt 1782, England [21]
Census1830, St. Joseph Co, MI
Immigrationabt 1830, White Pigeon, St. Joseph, MI
Land Purch1833, White Pigeon, St. Joseph, MI
Census1840, Florence Twp, St. Joseph Co, MI
Death20 Jan 1848, Ontario, Lagrange, IN [21]
BurialWhite Pigeon Township Cemetery, White Pigeon, St. Joseph, MI [672, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=105740335]
Burial Memoage 67
Marriage16 Dec 1808, Riccall, North Newbald, Yorkshire, England [399, Apparently from Yorkshire Marriage bonds, 1613-1879 (film 1655691 - vol. 1806-1811)]
SpouseEllen Romans
Birth4 Mar 1786, Riccall, York, England [400]
Death14 Apr 1841, Ontario, Lagrange, IN [21]
BurialWhite Pigeon Township Cemetery, White Pigeon, St. Joseph, MI
FatherJohn Romans (ch. 1755-1800)
MotherAnn Gibson (~1755->1800)
Children
1 MThomas Coats
Birth5 Nov 1809, North Newbald, Yorkshire, England [343]
Christen17 Jun 1810, North Newbald, Yorkshire, England [343]
Death1865, Waukesha Co, Wisconsin
SpouseJane Sugden
2 MJohn Coats Jr.
Christen25 May 1812, North Newbald, Yorkshire, England [343]
3 FMary Coats
Christen26 Oct 1816, North Newbald, Yorkshire, England [343]
Death?
SpouseRobert Kirkpatrick
MarriageSt. Joseph Co, MI
SpouseCharles R. Holmes
Marriage11 Nov 1842, St. Joseph Co, MI [309]
4 FAnne Coats
Death?
Christen6 Jul 1814, North Newbald, Yorkshire, England [343]
SpouseWilliam Cross
Birth4 Feb 1819, Yorkshire, England [21]
Christen14 Feb 1819, North Newbald, Yorkshire, England [343]
Death3 Sep 1848, White Pigeon, St. Joseph, MI [21]
Marriage25 Dec 1837, White Pigeon, St. Joseph, MI [21], [309, Marriage certificates, 1832-1846, v. 1]
6 MJames Coats
Death?
Christen25 Dec 1822, North Newbald, Yorkshire, England [343]
7 MJames Coats
Christen8 Jun 1827, North Newbald, Yorkshire, England [343]
Death14 Jun 1872, White Pigeon, St. Joseph, MI [672]
Death Memoage 45 years, 6 days
BurialWhite Pigeon Township Cemetery, White Pigeon, St. Joseph, MI [672]
SpouseJulia Ann Tackberry
Marriage5 Apr 1855, Constantine, St. Joseph, MI
Notes for John COATS
Farmer in North Newbald in 1823, according to Baines’ Directory. (GenUKI)

On 20 Aug 1829, John (age 48, a weaver), Helen (43), Thomas (19), John (16), Ann (14), Mary (11), Sarah (8) and James (3) arrived in New York on the ship Amelia. (New York, Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1850)

Founding members of Methodist church at White Pigeon in 1830, according to the local history.

On 4 Jan 1831, he purchased 168.6 acres in St. Joseph County, at Twp 7-S, R 11-W, section 31, PO Monroe, and two 80 acre plots in section 30. On 4 Jun 1833, he purchased another 80 acres in section 30, now PO White Pigeon Prairie. On 5 Nov 1833, he purchased 80 acres in section 20, and two 40 acre plots in section 17. On 2 Dec 1833, he purchased four plots (40, 80, 160, 40) in sections 9 and 20.

On 2 Dec 1833, Samuel Coats (b. 1800), purchased 80 acres in section 17 (not adjacent).

The biography of their son-in-law Thomas Holmes says: “The marriage of our subject to Miss Mary Coats took place on Pigeon Prairie, Nov. 10, 1842. She was a daughter of John and Ellen (Romans) Coats, who were among the earliest pioneers of Pigeon Prairie, entering land there in 1829. They built up a comfortable home in which they spent the remainder of their lives. They had eight children, of whom Mrs. Holmes was the fourth, her birth taking place in Yorkshire, England, Sept. 17, 1816.”
Census notes for John COATS
1830 St. Joes, MI: John Coats 1[James? u5] , 1m 15-20 [John], 2m 20-30 [Thomas, maybe Samuel?], 1m 40-50 [John] 002[10-15, Sarah+?]1[15-20]001[Ellen, 40-50] {online}
1840 St. Joes, MI: 1m 10-15 (James), 1m 50-60, 2f 20-30 (Ann, Mary), 1f 50-60 (p. 277 Florence, hext to Henry and Thomas Broadley)
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