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Benjamin Coe

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Jamaica, New York, Queens County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Coe and Judah Coe (Wheeler)
Husband of Rachel (Prudden) Coe
Father of Lieutenant Ebenezer Coe; Abigail Coe; Sarah Coe; Philip Coe; Uzal Coe and 3 others
Brother of Joseph Coe, Jr. and Thomas Coe

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About 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 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5) Ancestry of Barbara Bush based on the work of Michael Pollock, unpublished mpollock@mindspring.com. 6) Website, Genealogy.com, Ancestry of George W. Bush http://www.genealogy.com/famousfolks/georgeb/?Welcome=1011569778 7) Website,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


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

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Benjamin Coe's Timeline

1709
1709
New York, Queens County, New York, United States
1736
1736
Age 27
Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, United States
1738
1738
Age 29
1740
1740
Age 31
1742
1742
Age 33
1747
June 7, 1747
Age 38
Morristown, New Jersey
1748
November 6, 1748
Age 39
NJ
1750
October 7, 1750
Age 41
Morristown,Morris,New Jersey,USA
1753
January 21, 1753
Age 44
New Jersey, USA