MORGAN COATS 1802-1863 HISTORY
1802Born SC.Need parents!
? Married Sophia?_______________ b. abt 1801 NC; d. 1850 Catahoula Parish, LA (1850 US Census, Catahoula Parish, LA Mortality Schedule; Coats, Sophia, age 49, b NC, died Aug 1850 Cholera – see below)
1802 to 1827 do not know where he lived?
1827 Georgia Land Lottery, Jasper CO, 6 & 7 Mar 1827; Coats, Morgan Sec 4, Lot 96, Cpt Dardins Dist
1830US Census, Jasper CO, GA; pg 368
AGE MALE FEMALE
0-5 2 1 (William, John, Harriet)
5-10 1 0 (George)
20-30 1 1 (Morgan, Sophia)
Five children born GA; George 1825, William 1828, Harriet 1831, John 1832, Catherine 1834
1834-1838 Moved to Lauderdale CO, MS between
1838 Frances born MS
“MINUTES FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH, LAUDERDALE CO, MS”
Saturday before the second Lord’s Day in April 1838:
Charter Members:MORGAN COATS & SUSAN COATS
Saturday before the second Lord’s Day in July 1838:
MORGAN COAS elected as Church Deacon
Saturday before the second Lord’s Day in Aug 1838:
MORGAN COATS appointed to secure rights to the church land
Sep 1838:MORGAN COATS chose as delegate to attend the Pilgrim Rest Association
Oct 1838:MORGAN COATS was ordained as deacon.
Aug 1839:SUSAN COATS proved charge against H.W. HOLLAN for quarreling, swearing; profane language and having two wives.
“Lauderdale CO, MS 1835 – 1848 Tax Rolls”
1838 Morgan Coats - 1 Poll; Tax .37 ½; Pg 14
1839 Morgan Coats - 1 Poll; Tax .37 ½; Pg 30
1840 Morgan Coats - 1 Poll; 2 Slaves; Tax 1.62 ½ Pg 48
10 Oct 1840“Morgan Coats of Lauderdale CO, MS, sold two slaves for $1,400.00 to George Spencer of Catahoula Parish, LA: Giles a yellow man about 37 years of age and Mary a black about 23 years of age, both warranted slaves for life.”
1840 US Census, Lauderdale CO, MS; pg 56, Line 19
AGE MALE FEMALE
5-10 1 0 Catherine (shows a male wrong)
10-15 2 1 George, William, Harriet
15-20 1 0 John
20-30 1 0 ?Unknown person
30-40 0 1 Sophia
40-50 1 0 Morgan
* 0-5 *Frances age 2 not shown?
Up to 10 2
1840 – 1846 Moved to Catahoula Parish, LA
“Conveyances, Catahoula Parish, LA, Book H, Pg 230-231, Original File # 246-H, 21 Oct 1846”
John P. Ogden and his wife Susan Frances Parham to MORGAN COATS & Allen Nix, Trustees ofthe First Baptist Church for the benefit and use of First Baptist Church on Little River.Land of the Southside of Little River, beginning at a ditch, which is on the line between John P. Hanes and John P. Ogden’s land, then south with the ditch 90 yards to a stake, then East 50 yards to a stake, then North 90 yards to the bank of the River, then up the river meandering the same to the mouth of the ditch, containing 1 (one) acre.Sale Price:$20.00 cash.
Signed:J.P. Ogden, S.F. Ogden, Morgan Coats, Allen Nix
Witnesses:J. Croom, J.H. Merriman
1850 US Census, Catahoula Parish, LA, Pg 053
COATS, MORGAN 48 W M PLANTER SC
GEORGE W. 25 W M GA
WILLIAM J. 22 W M GA
HARRIET 19 W F GA
JOHN 18 W M GA
CATHERINE 16 W F GA
FRANCES A. 12 W F MS
1850 US Census, Catahoula Parish, LA, Mortality Schedule
COATS, SOPHIA 49 W F NC (Died of Cholera Aug 1850) This was Morgan’s first wife and mother of his children
1851 Morgan Coats and Sophia Rawlings were married 26 Jun 1851 by T.A. (Tolbert Andrew) Routon, Minister (Baptist).Witnesses:J. Fenimore, Simeon Thomas, R. G. Wooten.This confirms family rumor that Frances grew up with a step mother.Sophia Rawlings being Morgan Coats second wife; first wife died 1850 see above.
Catherine “Taffy” was crippled and rumor is she had special saddle made for her so she could ride a horse.Have also heard rumor Frances and Catherine worked on the Ogden Plantation.
1860 US Census, Catahoula Parish, LA, Pg 469
OGDEN, J. P. 49 M W PLANTER KY
SUSAN 30 F W ?
W. M. 17 M W LA
E. T. 15 M W LA
JANE 10 F W LA
SUSAN 8 F W LA
MARY 1 F W LA
Believe above Ogden family is one rumor based on that Catherine and Frances worked for.
1860 US Census, Catahoula Parish, LA, Pg 526, Pine Woods Dist, PO Castor Springs, 21Aug 1860
COATS, MORGAN 58 W M PLANTER SC
SOPHIA 57 W F NH (second wife)
1860 Have not been able to locate James Madison Carter Sr and Frances A. Coats on census; they married 29 May 1860 at the Locust Grove (Baptist) Church on Little River, Catahoula Parish, LA.Married by T.A. Routon.Witnesses:Simeon Thomas, H. J. Rawlings, S.B. Hanes.
“Baptist Minute Book, Pine Grove Baptist Church, Rhinehart, LA (Larry Chapman, 1194 Lamb St, Trout, LA 71371 has copy)
8 Jun 1861 Pg 13:Received James Madison Carter by letter, as a member of this congregation.
Pg 15:James Madison Carter elected by the congregation to serve as a delegate to represent this church at the next Baptist Association Conference
Pg 16:James Madison Carter, church business, involving a member of the congregation
13 Apr 1862Pg 19:James Madison Carter elected, according to Baptist Rules, Deacon of the Church and was ordained by the Elders W.J. Lacy and Dr Long
18 Jul 1862Pg 20:Brother James Carter applied for a letter of dismissal in case he should have to leave this county.The church granted him his desire by move and second and empowered the clerk to write his letter in case Brother James Carter moved away.Conference adjourned.(This was during the Civil War and I think it was to enable James to leave for the confederate army if called into service – believe he was in a reserve unit)
11 Oct 1862 Pg 22:James Carter nominated by the Moderator and elected a delegate to the Association.
11 Apr 1863 Pg 25:Meeting of 11 Apr 1863 dedicated to the memory of Brother Coats (Morgan Coats)
12 Sep 1863 Pg 27:James Carter elected to the delegation.
10 Oct 1863 Pg 29:Church Business:James Carter appointed as a member of a committee to investigate a church member.
9 Jan 1864 Pg 31:Church Business, Treasurer’s Report:James Carter appointed to a committee to bring up all the acreages (tithes to the church, owed by members).
9 Apr 1864 Pg 33:Brother James M. Carter maid (sic) an acknowledgement to the church for getting drunk asked for forgiveness which was granted.
11 Aug 1867 Pg 43:Received letter of dismissal from that congregation.Apparently this is the time of James Carter’s move to Texas.