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Lieutenant Benjamin Coe

Birthplace: Jamaica, New York, Queens County, New York, United States
Death: after 1791
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Coe; Judah Coe (Wheeler) and Judith Coe
Husband of Rachel (Prudden) Coe
Father of Lieutenant Ebenezer Coe; Abigail Coe; Sarah Coe; Philip Coe; Uzal Coe and 4 others
Brother of Joseph Coe, Jr. and Thomas Coe

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About Lieutenant Benjamin Coe

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of Private. DAR Ancestor # A023712

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, 30 Jul 2003 &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of George W. Bush by by William Addams Reitwiesner 5) Ancestry of Barbara Bush based on the work of Michael Pollock, unpublished 6) Website,, Ancestry of George W. Bush 7) Website, U.S. Presidential Ancestor Tables 8) Ancestors of George W. BUSH, by Ed Sanders, 14 Jan 2000 9) Judith Mae Field Stuntz Database, 15 Jul 2003 &db=mnywrght&id=I971 10) Paul Pruden Database, 5 May 2001 &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.


A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of Private. DAR Ancestor #: A023712

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Lieutenant Benjamin Coe's Timeline

New York, Queens County, New York, United States
Age 27
Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, United States
Age 27
Age 29
Age 31
Age 33
June 7, 1747
Age 38
Morristown, New Jersey
November 6, 1748
Age 39
October 7, 1750
Age 41
Morristown,Morris,New Jersey,USA