(1) Source: Rusk County, Texas Deed Records, Book 79, Pg. 98, recorded November 15, 1913.
Before me, J.E. ARNOLD, a notary public, appeared J.H. BROWN, entitled to full faith and credit in all matters, who swears he was personally acquainted with Mrs. Susan C. COATS (mother of O.P COATS, JAMES COATS, W.B. COATS, and SUSAN E. COATS.) Affiant further states that he is 73 years old, has lived in Rusk Co. continuously since the year 1850, and in the same neighborhood with said Mrs. SUSAN C. COATS and her surviving children above named. That said SUSAN C. COATS and JAMES COATS, her son, died several years ago. That O.P COATS died during the present year, and that SUSAN E. COATS married and became the wife of W.R. BROWN. Affiant states that the above named four children were all the children of SUSAN C. COATS, so far as he knows from an intimate acquaintance with the family, at a time when the youngest of said children was a mere infant. That he never knew WILLIAM COATS, the father of the above named four children, Mrs. SUSAN C. COATS being a widow, living with her four children on his first acquaintance with them.
Signed: J.H. BROWN
(2) Source: Index to Probate Cases Filed inRusk County, Texas,June 18,1843-December 29, 1939, by Works Projects Administration, 1942; reprinted by Ericson Books, 1990; Pg. 15
(a) William Coats, deceased, Probate Filed 26 Apr 1853, Case #297
(b) James B. Coats, et al minors, Probate Filed Jan 1856, Case #442
(c) W.B. Coats, Sr., deceased, Probate Filed 15 Jan 1934, Case #3061
(3) Marriage Record:
William Coates (Coats) married Susan Browne (Brown), 28 Aug. 1835, Greene County Alabama
(4) Source: 1850 U.S. Census, Carroll Co. MS, Northern Div., HH#557
William Coats, age 45 (c1805), Farmer, b. SC
Susan Coats, age 35 (c1815), b. GA
James Coats, age 13 (c1837), b. AL
Martha Coats, age 12 (c1838), b. MS
Oliver Coats, age 10 (c1840), b. MS
Susan Coats, age 3 (c1847), b. MS
William Coats, age 1 (c1849), b. MS
Living with this family is:
Moses B. Coats, age 25 (c1825), Farmer, b. SC
(5) Source: Marriage Records of Rusk County, Texas, 1843-1877, by Mrs. Frances Terry Ingmire
(a) James Coats md. Frances Johnson, 5 Sept. 1856, Rusk Co. TX.
(b) Martha Coats md. Spencer D. Hudson, 1 Dec 1859, Rusk Co. TX
(c) Susan E. Coats md. Wm. R. Brown, 27 Aug 1865, Rusk Co. TX.
(d) O.P. Coats md. Ann Hamilton, 24 June 1866, Rusk Co. TX.
(6) Source: The World's Largest Genealogy Wiki, Link: http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Main_Pagehttp://www.werelate.org/wiki/Main_Page
(a) Rusk probate has a Susan B. Coats with a Oliver P. Coats and Martha & et al 1856 . p. 313 it says there are Coats and Coats land in Carroll Co. MS.
(b) There was a William B. Coats and wife Susan in 1852 in the Carroll County Chauncery minute book 1.
NOTE: William B. Coats and Susan C. Brown were married in AL. and where 1st child was born; removed to MS, c 1835-1838, enumerated on 1850 Census, Carroll Co. MS; to Rusk Co. TX., 1850-1860, and settled there where Wm. B. Coats died 1851-Apr.,1853; and where Susan C. Coats died after 1870; she, enumerated on 1860 & 1870 Census, Rusk Co. TX.