Note for: Timothy Coe, ABT 1705 - 1762
From Carl Robert Coe:
Timothy Coe III, who was born about 1705 in Sussex County, DE, son of
Timothy Coe and Jemima Coe, move from Orange County, NC, after 1755 and
settled on the Yadkin River in Rowen County, which was separated from
Anson County in 1753. Frontiersman Daniel Boone-- a scion of another
Quaker family--was living in Rowen County during the same period.
First moving to the Yadkin River in 1750, the Boones settled on Bear
Creek, twelve miles south of Shallow Ford. Daniel Boone married there
Aug. 14, 1756, Rebecca Bryan, granddaughter of Morgan Bryan, a Quaker of
Chester County, PA, and Rowen County's first white settler in 1748.
In 1760 the Boones were living near the confluence of the Yadkin and
South Yadkin Rivers, in present Davidson County, NC. On March 5, 1770,
the court of Rowen County issued an order for the arrest of Daniel Boone
for debts owed to John Williams and Richard Henderson. Boone's father
Squire Boone died in Rowen County in 1765. His mother Sarah (Morgan)
Boone died there in 1777, at the age of 77. Illoc Boone, brother of
Daniel, died in Rowen County in Oct. 1769. All were buried in Joppa
Cemetery, in present Davie County, where members of the Coe family were
Another Rowen County settler in 1748 was George Forbush. He established
his residence on the west bank of the Yadkin River, two miles north of
Shallow Ford. The Coes settled in the same area, with much of their land
bounded by Forbush's Creek. The Forbush plantation bordered the
plantations of Timothy Coe's sons John Coe and Timothy Coe IV.
Another early settler in the area was Edward Hughes, who settled east of
Bryan and Forbush on Little Yadkin River. Hughes operated the first
ferry crossing north of the Greenville line. He began operating his
ferry in 1753, and established a tavern the same year.
In 1762 the Boone, Hughes, Forbush, Bryan and Coe families were joined by
Samuel and Lydia (Harrison) Stewart. Stewart, who was born in 1711 in
Sussex County, DE, had been living on Linville Creek, Rockingham County,
VA, prior to his move to the Yadkin. Timothy Coe had located in
Rockingham County after leaving Sussex County, DE, and appears on record
there Sept. 4, 1751, when he was named as a receiver in the estate
records of James Crawford. Area tax records for 1753 and 1754 list him
as "Timothy Coe, gone away."
Timothy Coe died in Rowen County in 1762. His estate was administered by
his widow Dinah, April 15, 1762. Sureties to 500 pounds were Edward
Hughes and Joseph Harrison. On Aug. 6, 1763, Samuel Stewart presented a
note to the court of Rowen County marked "The Estate of Tim Coe to Saml
Stewart- 1762." The note was signed by Stewart and proven before Edward
Note for: Timothy Coe, ABT 1753 -
Served from Rowen County, NC during the American Revolution and later
lived in Surry County, NC and Hardin County, KY.
Note for: John Stewart, - 1770
John Stewart died in 1770 on the Kentucky River,where Frankfort, KY is
now located, while on a hunting trip with Daniel Boone.
Note for: John Coe, BEF 1750 -
John Coe lived in Surry County, NC. He and his brother Isaiah married
sisters Elizabeth and Jemima Hudspeth.
Note for: Rouce Coe, 1809 - 8 JAN 1894
After leaving Worchester County, Maryland, Rouce Coe moved to Ross
County, Ohio, sometime before 1850. He may have been there as early as
the mid-1840s. He purchased a 201 acre farm about five miles west of
Waverly, March 28, 1855. He died January 8, 1894 in Pike County, Ohio,
and was buried at Brown Cemetery, just south of Bourneville.
Note for: William Coe, 5 DEC 1836 -
Buried, with his wife, Sarah, at Brown Cemetery, just south of
Note for: Benjamin Coe, 1812 -
Benjamin Coe was a shoemaker in Bourneville, in southern Ross County,
Ohio. His great-grandson, William Oliver Coe, ran four times for
governor of Oklahoma. He lost the 1950 race by a mere 850 votes, the
closest statewide election in the state's history, and in 1954 was
defeated in a runoff election with Governor Raymond Gary, whose sister
Mary Jane was married to Clarence C. Coe, born Aug. 28, 1920, at Madill,
OK, son of Grover Cleveland and Maggie (Rogers) Coe of Grayson County,
TX, and Madill, OK.