I have a Cyrus Coates in my family who was born in present day Niagara Co., NY about 1790. He married Phebe Smith. They raised a large family, and eventually moved to Windham Twp, Norfolk Co., Ontario. Cyrus died, and was buried in Windham in 1853. I am looking for any help researching the Coats/Coates family name in Niagara Co., NY. There was a Zebulon Coats who lived in Niagara Co. and I believe he is the father of my Cyrus. Zebulon traces his roots to the Stonington, CT Coats family of the 17th century.