COAST family from Kent (?), England
Hi! I'm looking for a link between England and America. I am pretty sure that John F. Coast, born about 1814, was from Kent, England. I found a record that maybe he came over March 25, 1835 from London on the Ship Philadelphia. The record states that he was a mechanic and was from Great Britain. He arrived in New York and there he met Eleanor Ferguson, born in Ireland. Eventually they ended up in West Virginia after stopping in Ohio for a couple of years. John died December 15, 1891 in Jackson County, West Virginia.
I've been researching this part of my family for about 7 years now. I've been at this dead end for about 5. Since I couldn't work back any further, I ended up tracing the descendants of John and his wife Eleanor. ANY information would be awesome and very much appreciated!