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1739 Daniel Coate's bible birth record reads "Daniel Coate was born the 29th of october at 8 o'Clock in the morning on the first day of the week in the year of our Lord 1739." [1]

1753 On 14 of month 6, At the women's monthly meeting at Kingwood, there was a certificate signed whereby Esther Coate and her son Daniel were recommended to Friends of the monthly meeting at Chesterfield. [2] [3]

1753 On 6 day of month 9, at the Chesterfield meeting, a certificate from Bethlehem in Kingwood for Esther Coate and her daughter Amie and son Daniel included was read and received. [4]

1766 On 8 November, Daniel Coate, of Springfield, Burlington County, and Sarah Mills, of Evesham, Burlington County were married in Monmouth County, New Jersey. [5] [6] Daniel Coate of Springfield in the County of Burlington, blacksmith, and Joseph Eayre of the Township of Evesham and County af'd, yeoman … [bound to] … William Franklin, Governor … 500 pounds … 8 Nov 1766. … Daniel Coate … obtained license of marriage for himself and for Sarah Mills of Evesham, spinster … [w] Robert Burchan. [7] [Photocopy, Marriage record Daniel Coate-Sarah Mills.]

1770 Daniel Coate [Coat] was taxed in Northampton Twp, Burlington County for: Acres 250; cattle/horses 0; servants/slaves 0; single men & horse 0; single men 0; vessel 0; merchant 0; "Griss" mill 0; saw mill 0; fulling mill 0; "Furneses" 0; forge 0; chairs/wagons 0; householder. [8]

1770 Daniel Coate [Coats] was taxed in Northampton Twp, Burlington County for: Land [acres] 150; cattle and horses 10; servants 0; "Mills &c" 0; "Bots &c" 0; "Chairs &c" 0. [9]

1774 The August tax list for Burlington County, New Jersey listed Daniel Coats in Evesham Twp. [10]

1774 "Run away from the subscriber, living in Evesham, an apprentice lad, named Thomas Bradshaw, about 18 years of age, with dark hair and eyes, about five feet three inches high, pretty well set; had on when he went away, an old check shirt, ozenbrigs trowsers, a striped under jacket without sleeves, old felt hat, and shoes with plated buckles; is a bold talkative fellow. Whoever takes up and secures said apprentice, in any goal, so that his master may have him again, shall have Twenty Shillings reward, and reasonable charges, paid by Daniel Coate". [11]

1775 Daniel Coate was named on the grand jury list for the February term in Burlington County. [12]

1780 Based on 1811 estate division, Daniel Coate purchased land on 24 May 1780 in Northampton Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey.

1786 Ruben Hains made a deed to transfer meadow land to Solomon Hains, on April 14. The transfer was perhaps related to a boundary adjustment. The deed reported that Rhuben Hains "did by his indenture of bargain and sale dated the twenty fourth day of March 1749 Convey a certain part thereof according to certain Butts and Bounds therein described said to contain one hundred and fifty acres of land with allowance unto Sarah Mills widow living in said Township which said plantation is now by virtue of his marriage with Sarah Mills Daughter of the afsd Sarah Mills Widow in the possession of Daniel Coate and whereas it appears probable that on the strict mensuration of a certain piece of Meadow Ground said to be two acres adjoining to the aforesaid Plantation South Easterly …" [13]

1790 Daniel Coate witnessed the will of Aaron Beck of Burlington County. Administrator John Scholey Beck and Robert Sherrod. [14]

1792 On 2 month, Said meeting further inform that Sarah, the wife of Daniel Coate hath been treated with for joining with the society of the Methodists. She was disowned. [15]

1794 Daniel Coate was named on one of 13 petitions dated 20 January 1794 to the Council and General Assembly of Burlington County to allow the inhabitants to vote on certain matters. [16]

1796 Daniel Coat was taxed in Evesham Twp, Burlington County, for 150 acres, 1 horse, and 5 cows. [17]

1797 Daniel Coat was taxed in Evesham Twp, Burlington County, for 1 house. [18]

1797 Daniel and Sarah Coate, of Evesham Twp, sold land to Robert Walton, on 4th day of 5th month, 1797. The tract was in Lumberton, on the west side of the road leading to the old long bridge, adjacent to land of Eber Moore and Peter Howard. [19]

1800 Daniel Coat was taxed in Evesham Twp, Burlington County for improved acres 150; horses and mules 2; "Neat" cattle 4. [20]

1800 Daniel Coate and wife Sarah, of Oesham [Evesham] Twp, Burlington County, sold land to Samuel Coate, their son, for 6 cents, on December 4, 1800. The two contiguous tracts were on the south five of the fourth and main Branch of the Rancocas Creek, joining the town of Lumberton, adjoining land formerly of Sarah Mills, Paul Custer, the road from Lumberton to F?oster town. The second tract was "part of the estate formerly belonging to the said Sarah Mills being mother to the now wife of the said Daniel Coate". [21]

c 1800 Daniel Coate's son Sale (Asahel?) Coate was one of the pioneer land-owners of Lumberton and his plantation just south of the village has been passed down to Philip S. Coate of Philadelphia. The Coate family were ardent, old-fashioned, Methodists, and the Coate mansion was the preacher's home. … Samuel Coate was one of the preachers on the circuit in 1800 and Michael, a brother of Sale, was a preacher...and presiding elder of the Burlington circuit in 1811-1814. [22]

1802 Daniel Coat was taxed in Evesham Twp, Burlington County, for 150 acres, 2 horses, and 4 cows. [23]

1802 Daniel Coate [Coat] of Evesham Twp, Burlington County, died at age 63 and was buried at the "old Methodist burying ground" located on the east side of the railroad, in the southeast part of the village of Lumberton. The estate appraisal by Asahel Coate, Philip Striker/Streaker, Bethuel Moore and John Haines listed personal apparel $17.50; desk, beds, bedding and sundrys $70.75; beds, bedding, kitchen, furniture, and sundrys $70.25; corn, hay and sundrys $175.50; horses, cows, hogs, and sundries $303.00 and rent due from George Laxtor? for 1801 $16.66. Son Asahel was the administrator and on 4 November confirmed the appraisal of the estate made by John Haines. [24]

1802 Daniel Coate was buried at Old Lumberton Cemetery, Lumberton, Burlington County, New Jersey. Among others, the following inscriptions upon grave markers were recorded: Daniel Coate (d. 26 October 1802 aged 63), Sarah Coate, (d. 12 JUL 1825 aged 80), Rev. Michael Coate (d. 1 August 1814 aged 47), Asahel Coate (d. 16 March 1815 aged 34). [25] [26]

1802 Daniel Coate gravestone

1803 Thomas Page junior and wife Sarah, of Chester Twp, sold their share of the estate of Daniel Coate, deceased, to Asahel Coate, of Evesham Twp, on May 7. Daniel Coate, of Evesham Twp, had died owning 255 acres of land in Northampton, which was inherited by Michael, Asahel, John, and Samuel Coate, and Sarah Page (previously Sarah Coate), ye only children and heirs of Daniel Coate. [see the land partition dated 1804] [27]

1803-11 Daniel Coate, deceased, of Evesham, intestate, not having made a will, leaving his only children; Sarah (Coate) Page, the wife of Thomas Page, Jr., John Coate, Asahel Coate, Michale Coate, and Samuel Coate. The present petitioners for division were: Samuel Coate claiming 2/9ths, Asahel Coate claiming 2/9ths, and Michale Coate claiming the other 2/9ths. Sarah and Thomas Page had conveyed Sarah's 1/9th share, and John Coate his 2/9ths share to Asahel Coate in 1803 (each of the men had two shares each and Sarah only one). Dated 13th May 1804, recorded 15th November 1811 [28] with a map [29]. [30]

1803 On 4 January, Asahel Coate was named administrator for the estate of Daniel Coate, of Burlington County, who died intestate. [31]

1804 "I do hereby asertify to whom it may concern that I agree that Asahel Coat shall administer to the estate of my husband Dan'l Coat deceased as I wish not to anything to do with the business. Sarah Coate." [32]

1804 On 6 November, the account of Daniel Coate, made by Asahel Coate, was presented to the Burlington County Orphans Court. Payments, among others, were made to Thomas Page on 25 December 1803, Michael Page for a grave on 28 May 1804, William Page on 5 November 1804. [33]

1804 At the November term Burlington County Orphans Court, Asahel Coate, administrator of Daniel Coate deceased gave his account showing balance of 170.98. [34]

1805 Sarah Coat was taxed in Evesham Twp, Burlington County, for 1 house. [35]

1811 The heirs of Daniel Coate were named in the partition of his land. [36] [37]:

Whereas Daniel Coate late of the township of Evesham and County of Burlington deceased in his life time and at the time of his death by force and virtue of sundry conveyances and (assurances?) in the (law?) to him duly made and authenticated became seized of and in two hundred and fifty five acres of land situate in the township of Northampton & County aforesaid as by a late survey of the same recorded in the surveyor General's office, in the city of Burlington in Lib AA p. 220 will appear and being so thereof seized departed his natural life intestate. Sinced the alteration of the law directing the descent of real estate (?) the twenty-fourth day of May one thousand seven hundred and eight (smeared page makes it read eighty) in consequence all his said land and real estate descended to and vested in Michael Coate, Asahel Coate, Sarah Page wife of Thomas Page junior, late Sarah Coate, John Coate, and Samuel Coate only children and heirs at law of the said Daniel Coate. And the said Thomas Page and Sarah, his wife being so seized of one equal individed ninth part of all & singular the land aforesaid, sold and conveyed the same in fee to the said Asahel Coate as by their deed dated the (?) day of (?) one thousand eight hundred and three as by reference to the same will appear. And the said John Coate being of one equal undivided two ninths of all and singular the lands aforesaid sold and conveyed the same unto the said Asahel Coate in fee by deed dated the (?) day of (?) in the year last aforesaid as by reference to the same will appear. And whereas the said Michael Coate & Samuel Coate each of them holding two ninths of the land aforesaid and the said Asahel Coate, in his own right and by virtue of the conveyances aforesaid holdeth five ninths of the premises aforesaid and holding the same undivided as tenants in common and being willing and desirous that a full fair and compleate division of all & singular the lands aforesaid should be made between them & to prevent all causes of strife and litigation as well as to perpetuate amity and friendship between them have and by these presents do nominate constitute and appoint (Nathaniel?) Moore and Job Jones of the said county of Burlington commissioners to divide the same between them agreeably to the directions of the aforesaid recited act and the division being so made & authenticated under the hands and seals of the said Commissioners shall be binding and conclusive on them their heirs and assigns respectfully therein. In witness whereof the said Michael Coate, Asahel Coate, and Samuel Coate hath hereunto set their hands and seals the thirtieth day of May in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred four. (1804). Following this paper, is another that repeats, almost exactly, the above plus a physical description of the property and it seems that both of these papers were filed together in 1811. Recorded 6 November 1811.

1825 Sarah Coate died at age 80 and was buried in the same cemetery as her husband Daniel Coate. Her will was recorded at Burlington, NJ [38]:

I Sarah Coate of the township of Evesham, in the County of Burlington and State of New Jersey, being at this time in a good State of health, and of a good, sound, well disposing, mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say Imprinis I will and order that my funeral expences, and all my just debts be duly paid by my son Asahel Coate and of the real estate which I shall herein after give to him as soon as may be convenient for him to do after my decease. Secondly I give and devise to my Son Asahel Coate all my plantation and real estate whatsoever Situate in the Township of Evesham (or elseware) with all the appurtenances belonging hereto, To hold to my son Asahel Coate his heirs and assigns forever -Provided that my Son Asahel Coate pays of duly the Several legacies which I shall herein order and direct him to pay, that is to say, I give and bequeath to my grand son Asahel Page (son of my daughter Sarah Page two hundred dollars in money to be paid by my son Asahel Coate and of the real estate which I have herein above given to him within one year after my decease: Provided that my grandson Asahel Page pays the Interest of three hundred dollars yearly to me or to some other person as I shall direct him to pay the same during my life time. But of the whole or any part of the Interest money being unpaid by him at my decease, the same is to be deducted out of the above legacy of two hundred dollars--. Also I give and bequeath to my four grand Sons namely John, Abner, Daniel and Thomas Page (the sons of my daughter above named) the sum of three hundred dollars [ink blot apiece?] in money: To be paid by my Son Asahel Coate out of the lands which I have above given to him as they arrive to the age of twenty one but in case one or more of them arrive to the age of twenty one then in that case I order the same to be paid to such, in one year after my decease. Likewise I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Sophia Coate the daughter of my son Samuel Coate, the sum of five hundred dollars in money. And to my grandson Daniel Coate, the son of my son Samuel Coate, the sum of seven hundred dollars in money, which said two sums of money is to be paid to the said Sophia and Daniel Coate when they come to the age of twenty one, by my Son Asahel Coate out of the real estate which I have herein before given to him but if either or both of them comes to the age of twenty one before my decease I order the same to be paid to them in one year after my decease. Thirdly, I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Sarah Coate, the daughter of my Son Asahel Coate, the bed and bed clothse which I occupy and make use of And to my grand Son Asahel Page I give and bequeath my other bed and bedclothes. Fourthly, I give and bequeath the remainder of my moveable Estate including my wearing apparel to be equally divided amongst my Son Asahel Coates children. Fifthly As my Son John Coate having been gone from this parts several years and not having had a full account of his decease And in case if he should return I order and direct my Son Asahel Coate to pay him eighty dollars a year as long as he lives out of the lands which I have given him. And Lastly, I do nominate and appoint my Son Asahel Coate my Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking making nul and void all former wills and Testaments by me made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this eighteenth day of the fifth month in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and twenty one. Signed Sealed and declared by the testator to be her last will and testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses in her presence. Hannah Stockton, Haines Sharp, Joshua Sharp

Joshua Sharp one of the witnesses to the aforewritten will alleging himself to be conscientiously scrupulous of taking an oath and being duly affirmed according to law doth declare by that he Saw Sarah Coate the testatrix therein named deceased sign and seal the same and heard her publish pronounce and declare the aforegong writing to be her last will and testatment: that at the time of the doing thereof the said testatrix was of sound and disposing mind & memory so far as this affirmant knows and as he verily believes and that Hannah Stockton and Haines Sharp the other subscribing evidences were present at the same time & signed their names as witnesses to the said will together with this affirmant in the presence of the said testatrix. Joshua Sharp Affirmed the 6th day of August 1825 before me Abrm Brown Surrog

Asahel Coate executor in the aforewritten will named alleging himself to be conscientiously scrupulous of taking an oath and being duly affirmed according to law doth declare & say that the aforewritten instrument contains the true last will and testament of Sarah Coate the testatrix therein named deceased so far as he knows and as he verily believes, that he will well and truly perform the same by paying first the debts of the said deceased and then the legacies in the said testament specified so far as the goods chattels & credits of the said deceased can thereunto extend; and that he will make & exhibit unto the Prerogative Office at Trenton a true and perfect inventory of all & singular the goods chattels & credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to his knowledge or possession or to the possession of any other person or persons for his use & render a just & true account when thereunto lawfully required. Asahel Coate Affirmed the 6th day of August 1825 before me Abrm Brown Surrog

I Abraham Brown, Surrogate of the County of Burlington, do certify the annexed to be a true copy of the last will and testament of Sarah Coate late of the County of Burlinton deceased and that Asahel Coate of the County of Burlington the executor therein named proved the same before me and is duly authorised to take upon himself the administration of the estate of the testatrix agreeably to the said will Witness my hand and seal of office the sixth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five. signed Abraham Brown.

1812 Asahel Coate and wife Mary, of Northampton Twp, sold land to Edward McNinney, on March 21, 1812. Asahel had inherited the land from his father, Daniel Coate, deceased. Daniel had the land in Northampton by survey AA-220. Daniel died and left children Michael, Asahel, John and Samuel, and Sarah Page, wife of Thomas Page. [39]

1825 On 9 September, "A true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits belonging to the estate of Sarah Coate, late of the township of Evesham, in the County of Burlington and state of New Jersey deceased made the ninth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five. Wearing apparel $12. Books $10. Household Goods $43. The whole amount $65. Appraised by us Joshua Sharp, Daniel Fenimore." The inventory was affirmed by Asahel Coate, executor of the estate. [40]

1825 Sarah Mills Coate was buried at Old Lumberton Cemetery, Lumberton, Burlington County, New Jersey. [41]

1825 Sarah Mills Coate gravestone, same stone as Daniel, died 1802

Research Notes:

1847 Daniel Coate was appointed collector in Medford Twp/Evesham Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [42]

Burlington County deed index: [43]


Footnotes:

[1] Albert L. Stokes, "Bible Records - Coate, Gardiner, and Wright Families," The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey 32 (1957), 1-4, at 2.

[2] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting, Union, New Jersey, Register of Marriages, Births, and Deaths, 1687-1871, 23, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[3] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting, Union, New Jersey, Register of Marriages, Births, and Deaths, 1687-1871, 23, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[4] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Women's Minutes, [Burlington County, New Jersey,] 1794-1796, 28, also image 15 crossed out, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[5] New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[6] New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956, [FamilySearchRecord].

[7] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 22. (Marriage Records, 1665-1800) (1900), 70, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[8] U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820, County Tax Ratables, 1820 [New Jersey State Library], [AncestryRecord].

[9] U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820, County Tax Ratables, 1820 [New Jersey State Library], [AncestryRecord].

[10] New Jersey, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1643-1890, [AncestryRecord].

[11] William Nelson and A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 29. (Newspapers 10, 1773-1774) (1917), 472, The Pennsylvania Gazette, August 24, 1774, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive], [HathiTrust].

[12] Court of Common Pleas, 1730-1789, Burlington County, New Jersey, 405, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[13] Burlington County, New Jersey Deeds (1785-1901), C-31, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[14] Elmer T. Hutchinson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 36. (Wills and Administrations 7, 1786-1790) (1939), 20, [InternetArchive].

[15] Quaker Meeting Records, Evesham Monthly Meeting, Minutes, 1791-1799, 44, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[16] U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820, Legislature; Series: Petitions and Other Papers relating to County Courthouses and the Establishment of Counties, 1760-1858 [New Jersey State Archives]. Call Number: Box 1, Folder 19. Page Number: 1. Family Number: 21, [AncestryRecord].

[17] Burlington County Ratables 1778-1822 (Viewable at Family History Centers), [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[18] Burlington County Ratables 1778-1822 (Viewable at Family History Centers), [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[19] Burlington County, New Jersey Deeds (1785-1901), X-412, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[20] U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820, County Tax Ratables, 1820 [New Jersey State Library], [AncestryRecord].

[21] Burlington County, New Jersey Deeds (1785-1901), I-470, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[22] Major E. M. Woodward and John Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883), 345, top left; 189 bottom right, [HathiTrust].

[23] Burlington County Ratables 1778-1822 (Viewable at Family History Centers), [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[24] Elmer T. Hutchinson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 39. (Wills and Administrations 10, 1801-1805) (1946), 87, [FHLBook], [GoogleBooks].

[25] Major E. M. Woodward and John Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883), 348, [HathiTrust].

[26] Find A Grave Memorial 7511926, [FindAGrave].

[27] Burlington County, New Jersey Deeds (1785-1901), X-166, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[28] New Jersey Probate Records, 1678-1980, Burlington, Divisions of Land A-345. Recorded 6 November 1811. LDS microfilm 848867, [FamilySearchImage].

[29] New Jersey Probate Records, 1678-1980, Burlington, Divisions of Land A-358, [FamilySearchImage].

[30] Virginia Alleman Brown, Abstracts of Partitions & Divisions of the New Jersey counties of Monmouth, Mercer, & Burlington (Baltimore: Clearfield, 1993), 57, citing partition A-358.

[31] Burlington County New Jersey Miscellaneous Probate Papers, Book C, FHL film 837730, image 499, [FamilySearchImage].

[32] Burlington County New Jersey Miscellaneous Probate Papers, File C, FHL film 837730, image 507, of 505-507, [FamilySearchImage].

[33] Burlington County New Jersey Miscellaneous Probate Papers, Book C, FHL film 837730, image 502, of 501-504, [FamilySearchImage].

[34] New Jersey Probate Records, 1678-1980, Burlington, Orphans Court Minutes 2-98, FHL film 832936, image 562, [FamilySearchImage].

[35] Burlington County Ratables 1778-1822 (Viewable at Family History Centers), [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[36] New Jersey Probate Records, 1678-1980, Burlington County, New Jersey, Divisions of Land A-345, [FamilySearchImage].

[37] Burlington County, New Jersey, Divisions of Land A-346, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[38] New Jersey, Probate Records, Burlington County Will C-553, [FamilySearchImage].

[39] Burlington County, New Jersey Deeds (1785-1901), X-377, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[40] New Jersey Probate Records, 1678-1980, Burlington, Inventory B-574, FHL film 832947, image 1257, [FamilySearchImage].

[41] Find A Grave Memorial 7511944, [FindAGrave].

[42] Alfred Miller Heston, South Jersey: a History, 1664-1924 (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1924), 679, [AncestryImage].

[43] Burlington County, New Jersey Deeds (1785-1901), index, Daniel Coate, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].