Joseph Coker (son of John Coker, Jr and Priscilla Geddings) was born Abt. 1720 in James city or Surray, and died March 1792 in Laurens, SC.He married Mary Nelley Aldridge on 1745, daughter of William Aldridge and Mary Smith. Notes for Joseph Coker: Joseph COKER was born about 1715 in Surry Co., VA. He owned land on 6 Feb 1771 in Craven District, SC. There was a survey of his 200 acres of land on the waters of Little River, bounded on the west by Shadrack Martin and on the east of Thomas Dandy. He emigrated in 1775 from Craven District, SC to Laurens Co., SC. He moved from Craven District, SC to Laurens Co., SC. He died after Mar 1792 in Laurens Co., SC.(134) He signed a will on 20 Mar 1792 in Laurens Co., SC. 71//103 In the name of God Amen. I, Joseph Coker of the state of So. Carolina and county of Laurens, being very sick and weak in body but in perfect mind. Thanks be given unto God Calling unto mind the mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all once to die. I do make and ordain this my last will testiment viz priupally and first of all give and reccomend my soul to the hands of allmighty god that give it and my body I recomend to the earth to be buried at the direction of my Est ors in a decent Christian burial nothing doubting but at general resurection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of god and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased god to bless me with in this life I give dismiss and dispose of the same in the following mannor and form. First of all I give and bequeath Mary my dearly beloved wife all my estate together with all my household goods movibles and teniments be freely possessed by her, her life time this mare four years old which I further give and bequeth to my dearly beloved and youngest son John Coker with one cow and calf and one sow and pigs, Abo I give and bequeath to well beloved son Drury Coker and Callvin Coker who I likewise make and ordain the sole Ext/s of this my last will and testimint all seperately I give Drury Coker one Sorrel horse now in his pocessession horses which is now in his pocessession and I do hereby utterly disallow wills legates bequeaths and exectutors by me in any wise naming this and no other to be my last will and testimint in witness wherof I have hereunto let my hand I seal this seven hundred and ninety two--- lignie sealed published prononued and delivered by the said Joseph Coker as his last will and testiment- In the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of eac h other hereunto subscribed our names Wm Hellerms his mark Joseph Coker Thom Coker Martin Dial He served in the military in Revolutionary War. (135) He w as married to Mary ALDRIDGE about 1745. "It is quite impossible to rescue the names even of all the soldiers of Lunenburg who participated in the various military activities beginning with WASHINGTONS expedition to the Ohio, in 1754, and ending with the defeat of the Indians at Point Pleasant, October 19, 1774, much less to indicate with any degree of certainty the specific service rendered by any great number of them. > The list of those who participated in some manner in these military operations, so far as such a list can now be compiled, is too important to be omitted. It is as follows: "Colonial soldiers of Lunenburg County, including rangers and militia. " Captain John CARGILL, Cornelius CARGILL Jun. Lieutenant, William HUNT Ensign, Bryan COKER Sergeant, John FLIN, Sergeant, Joseph COKER.... More About Joseph Coker: Comment 1: See separate wpd file. Military service: Rev War Vet. Source: Ancestors of Richard Autry (gencircles.com). Will: March 20, 1792, Laurens Co., Sc. More About Joseph Coker and Mary Nelley Aldridge: Marriage: 1745 Children of Joseph Coker and Mary Nelley Aldridge are:
+William Coker, b. Abt. 1759, Prob Laurens, SC, d. Abt. 1800, Davidson, Tn.