Aaron Coates (1744 - c.1790) MP

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Birthplace: Bradford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in York, Pennsylvania
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About Aaron Coates

Aaron Coates was the son of Samuel Coates and wife Elizabeth Mendenhall. He was born in 1744 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He married Mary Cox, the daughter of Robert Cox of East Caln, Chester County, Pennsylvania. They had five children.

In 1760 he was apprenticed to John Baldwin of Goshen, Chester County, Pennsylvania. He received a certificate from Bradford MM to Goshen MM when he left. He returned to Bradford MM in 1765.

In 1766, Aaron appears at the East Caln MM with Mary Cox to declare their intention to marry, in his mother’s presence. The marriage is accomplished in the 7th month, 1766, at East Caln.

In 1767, they request a certificate of removal to Warrington but there seems to an objection. Seven months later they receive the certificate, which also names their first three children – Samuel, Elizabeth, and Moses. In 1775, the family transfers back to East Caln.

In 1779, East Caln complains about Aaron for using ‘unsavory expressions’ to Joshua Mendenhall and resisting when he went to put lime on Aaron’s house. Within three months, both sides have acknowledged the issue.

In 1781, Aaron requests a certificate to Warrington, with wife and children who now number five – Samuel, Elizabeth, Moses, Sidney and Rachel. The following year, the children begin leaving home. Elizabeth transfers to Horsham MM in 1782. Samuel transfers to York in 1789-90. Sidney transfers to York in 1789.

Children of Aaron Coates and wife Mary Cox:

  • Samuel Coates, who died unmarried
  • Elizabeth Coates,
  • Moses Coates
  • Sidney Coates, born in 1777
  • Rachel Coates.
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Bradford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania
Age 46
York, Pennsylvania