Elias Coleman in the 1900 census had two sons Lester born Oct. 1884 in Maryland. Lester (d. 1956) grave is in union cemetery Dennis Cape May with Lida and two babys unnamed. Elva born 1896 in NJ. He also had five daughters Mattie b.apr. 1886 Delaware, Florence may 1890 NJ, Loius June 1892, Sarah feb. 1895. Sophia apr. 1900. Elias brother Samuel Westcott is my line. I noticed that Lester was born in Maryland and Mattie born in Delaware. In the 1860 census it stated Elias was a waterman. The book by Alonzo T Bacon Recollections pertaining to a seafaring life has a list of Sea Captains listed Elias Coleman being one. It is possible thats why the two were born in differnt states. I will look more into it, also when you do your reseach watch the dates because there are three Elias Coleman Westcotts all born in Dennis Cape May. One is Thomas O jr., Elais brothers son born 1868 and one is Samuels son born 1865. Happy hunting!