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John Coe

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Rye, Westchester County, Province of New York
Death: April 19, 1741 (51)
Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Coe and Deborah Coe
Husband of Mary Coe
Father of Andrew Coe; Jonathan Coe; Judith Morris; Samuel Coe and Joseph Coe
Brother of Deborah Kniffen; Hannah Coe and John Coe

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About John Coe

John /Coe/

Birth 1690 Rye, Westchester, New York, USA

Death 1741 Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

MARRIAGES (1) Spouse Mary /Purdy/

Marriage 1720 Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2016-09-14), entry for John /Coe/. JOHN COE, son of Andrew and Deborah (Lyon) Coe, was born in Rye, NY, about 1690, and there he spent most of his life. On April 12, 1718, he, with John Clapp, Samuel Blakeman, John Purdy, and other inhabitants of Rye, complained to the New York government that the government of Connecticut was imposing taxes on them, and furnished affidavits to prove their case.

He owned land in and about Rye, and in 1720, with his brother Jonathan, sold to Samuel Brown the salt meadow lots on Manursing Island originally belonging to their grandfather, John Coe. On May 24, 1722, he sold land to Abraham Miller. His name appears in a list of proprietors of a parcel of land between Byrarn River and Blind Brook, dated May 2, 1729. On May 15 of that year he, with others, gave land for the Presbyterian church. On October 11, 1733, he sold land to James Blackman.

In 1734 John was luring in Greenwich, Connecticut, when his stepson, Samuel Denton, chose him for guardian. In 1739 he subscribed seven shillings, eight pence, toward the expense of obtaining a patent for the establishment of a ferry between Rye and Oyster Bay, Long Island, although he was still residing in Greenwich, having purchased land there of William Anderson on February 19, 1738.

He was twice married. The name of his first wife has not been ascertained. She died sometime between 1729 and 1734, and he married October 1, 1734, Athalanah (Clay) Denton, daughter of Humphrey Clay and widow of Solomon Denton of Jamaica. Long Island. She died November 26, 1748. John Coe was the only grandson of John Coe by name of Coe that left issue.

He died intestate early in 1741 in Greenwich, CT. In records concerning his death he is referred to as a "yeoman." Letters of administration were given to Jabez Mead on May 5, 1741, and on the same day Samuel Lane of Rye was appointed guardian of Andrew Coe. On July 7 of that year David Ogden was named guardian of Jonathan, and on March 6, 1749, Jabez Mead was appointed guardian of Samuel.

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John Coe's Timeline

Rye, Westchester County, Province of New York
Age 32
Southbury, New Haven, CT
February 18, 1728
Age 38
Rye, Westchester County, Province of New York
June 29, 1729
Age 39
Westchester County, New York, USA
Age 45
Age 47
April 19, 1741
Age 51
Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony