Benjamin Coe (c.1712 - 1789)

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Birthplace: Jamaica, Long Island, New York, United States
Death: Died in Allegheny Co., Penn
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About Benjamin Coe

Benjamin Coe, b. Jamaica, L. I., N. Y., ca. 1709, moved to Westmoreland (now Fayette) Co., Pa., in 1777, d. after 1790 m. ca. 1735

Benjamin moved his family to Westmoreland Co., PA to oversee the Redstone Presbyterian Church there. He served in the Revolutionary War and afterwards built a stockade about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh called "Coe's Station" (near Tarentum), a haven for settlers during the Indian uprisings of the 1790's. Coe Street in Tarentum is named after the family.

Sources: 1) Robert Coe, Puritan his Ancestors and Descendants 1340-1910, by J Gardner Bartlett, member NEHGS, Boston, MA 1911 2) Database of rcp53@juno.com, 30 Jul 2003 http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET &db=rcp53&id=I7845 3) "Ancestors of American Presidents" by Gary Boyd Roberts, 1995 4) Websites, Ancestry of George W. Bush by by William Addams Reitwiesner http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~addams/presidential/bush.html http://hometown.aol.com/wreitwiesn/candidates2000/bush.html 5) Ancestry of Barbara Bush based on the work of Michael Pollock, unpublished mpollock@mindspring.com. 6) Website, Genealogy.com, Ancestry of George W. Bush http://www.genealogy.com/famousfolks/georgeb/?Welcome=1011569778 7) Website, U.S. Presidential Ancestor Tables http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/presidents/prez43.htm 8) Ancestors of George W. BUSH, by Ed Sanders, 14 Jan 2000 http://www.allroutes.to/bush/d0.htm 9) Judith Mae Field Stuntz Database, 15 Jul 2003 http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED &db=mnywrght&id=I971 10) Paul Pruden Database, 5 May 2001 http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET &db=paul_pruden&id=I0518 11) Peter Prudden- a story of his life by Lillian E. Prudden 1901 pg. 71 -------------------- Benjamin Coe was born in 1709 in Jamaica, Queens County, Long Island, New York. In 1715, he moved with his father, Joseph Coe, to Hanover County, New Jersey.

In 1733, he moved to Morristown, (now Morris County), New Jersey. He had been one of the seceders from the Hanover Presbyterian Church on Long Island and soon after organized the Presbyterian Church at Morristown, NJ as one of 7 Trustees named in its charter.

Benjamin, with his wife, Rachel Prudden, whom he married in 1735, were devout Presbyterians all their lives. Benjamin and Rachel had 14 children. Rachel died in 1776 near Morristown.

On Sept. 12, 1777, Benjamin moved to Redstone Presbytery, Westmoreland County, (now Fayette County) Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburgh, with all his surviving children. During the period of 1778 to 1783, he was a ranger on the frontier in western Pennsylvania, in Moses' Coe Company, Rangers.

After the Revolution, he crossed back east over the Allegheny River and built a stockade, near present-day Taruntum Pennsylvania called 'Coe Station'. Benjamin died sometime after 1790 at Coe Station.

Source: http://www.staleyhistory.com/biography/b16_01_1_4m.html

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Benjamin Coe's Timeline

1712
1712
Jamaica, Long Island, New York, United States
1735
1735
Age 23
Morristown, New Jersey
1737
1737
Age 25
Morristown, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
1738
1738
Age 26
1740
1740
Age 28
1742
1742
Age 30
1750
October 7, 1750
Age 38
Morristown,Morris,New Jersey,USA
1752
1752
Age 40
New Jersey, USA
1789
1789
Age 77
Allegheny Co., Penn
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