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Georgia Fleming
Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama
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John Coats, b abt 1756 in North Carolina, d aft 1820:

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

 1  William Coats,  b abt 1785 in Johnston County, North Carolina, d 1856 in Johnston County
    m Sarah "Sally" Stephenson, b 1787 in Johnston County, North Carolina, daughter of John F. Stevenson and
    Lucy Johnston.  
    2  Alvin Coats, b 1807 in Johnston County, d bef 1883
        m (1) Ginsey Johnston, daughter of James Johnston (b abt 1804, d 1870-73), (2) Susan Ryals
        1850 Census: Alvin Coats, 43, $900 RE; Ginsey 46; 1870 Census: Alvin Coats 66, farmer, $900 RE; Ganey, 66. 
        3  James William Coats, b abt 1830 in Johnston County, d bef 1865
             m Susan J. Canady, daughter of Ben F. Canady 
            1860 Census lists James, Susan, 4 children, 3 slaves
            4  Mary Frances Coats, b 11 May 1853, d 13 June 1943
                 m Romulous Barbour, 17 January 1868 (He was b 25 August 1845, d 13 November 1910)
                 5  Alvin J. Barbour, b 30 September 1869, not married
                 5  Addie Barbour, b 8 March 1874, d 28 February 1932, m Joe Holmes
                 5  George Lenton Barbour, b 10 August 1876, m Laura Turner
                 5  Nancy Flora Barbour, b 30 May 1882, d 27 July 1971, m James William Heath
                 5  John Fletcher Barbour, b 11 July 1885, d 29 January 1956, m Nellie Thornton
                 5  Fannie Jane Barbour, b 18 August 1888, d 1945, m Willie Oker "Buddy" Grimes
                 5  Junius Paul Barbour, b 26 November 1892, m Earle W. Johnston
                 5  Dora Vick Barbour, d 26 November 1972, m James Everette Stephenson
                 5  Zora Barbour
            4  Benjiman Alvin Coats, b 1856, m Ella Langdon, 15 February 1877
                 5  Julius Jenkins Coats, b 3 January 1878 in Elevation Township, Johnston County
                     m Elizabeth Emily Lassiter, daughter of Willis Calvin Lassiter and Eliza Langdon
                 5  Rosella Coats
                 5  Benjamin Ezra Coats, b 1883, d in infancy
                 5  Thomas Daniel Coats, b 1885, m Sarah Coats, daughter of George and Cornelia Coats
                 5  Idelia Coats, b 25 October 1886, d 14 May 1926, not married
                 5  Ozelea Coats, b 31 January 1892, c 13 February 1920, m Joel A. Johnson
                 5  Ida Coats
                 5  Benjamin Aaron Coats, m Eva Coats, daughter of William H. Coats
                 5  Gertie Coats, b 25 December 1893, d 14 May 1965, m Joel A. Johnson (widower of her sister Ozelea)
                 5  Bessie Coats, d infancy
                 5  Charlie Coats, d infancy
            4  Elizah Jane Coats, b 1859, m James Langdon
            4  John William Coats, b 1861, m Sarah Creech
                 5  Myatt Alonzo Coats, b 13 April 1890 in Harnett County, North Carolina, d 1970
                     m (1) Jeptha Millie Dixon, m (2) Mae Blackwelder
        3  Pinckney Parrott Coats, b abt 1839 in Johnston County, m Susanna Johnson 
            4  George Henry Coats, b 7 September 1861, d 27 November 1936, m Lou Cornelia Barbour,
                daughter of Pioley A. Barbour and Elizabeth Gurley.
                 5  Sarah Coats, b 4 July 1884, m Thomas Daniel Coats (son of Benjamin Alvin Coats)
                 5  David Edgar Coats, b 28 October 1886, d 1 June 1968, m Fannie Kelly
                 5  Albert Parker Coats, b 1 December 1888, m Callie Stephenson
                 5  William Henry Coats, b 28 September 1896, d 28 August 1964, not married
                 5  Lou Ada Coats, b 10 October 1898, d 26 July 1972, m Edward Milton Barbour
                 5  James Malcolm Coats, b 27 December 1901, m Cara Belle Wallace
            4  William Ruffin Coats, b 2 December 1866?, d 11 September 1950, m Laura Creech
                 5  Roberta (Verda) Coats, b 19 January 1889, d 1965, m "Little" George Washington Stephenson
                 5  Howard McArthur Coats, b 17 October 1891, d 19 March 1919, m Stella Grimes
                 5  Shufford Lex Coats, b 16 May 1893, d 2 July 1974, m Esther Emily Austin
                 5  Maude B. Coats, b 27 September 1897, d 7 October 1953, m Baldy J. Beasley
                 5  Zula Coats, m Willie Woodall
                 5  Ruth Coats, d infancy
            4  John Parker Coats, b 8 August 1869, d 29 June 1948, m Addie Grimes
                 5  Porter Coats, b 8 December 1891, d 1956, not married
                 5  Alma Florence Coats, b 6 November 1893, d 7 May 1971, m David Parker Johnson
                 5  Lina Coats, b 14 February 1896, m Shepherd Stephenson
                 5  Ava Coats, b 11 June 1900, d 19 June 1970, m Hubert M. Barbour
                 5  Norman A. Coats, b 27 December 1903, m (1) Fannie Strickland, (2) Lecter Crumpler
                 5  Hosea P. Coats, m Cora Parrish
                 5  Zolus Talbert Coats, b 18 February 1909, d 17 February 1981, m Beatrice Adams
                 5  Edna Coats, b 15 March 1915, m Albert McClelland Brady
            4  Angeline Coats, b 1871, d 1891, m Curtis Vance Byrd (one child, died at birth)
            4  Rufus Alvin Coats, b 15 July 1875, d 30 January 1936, m Etta Florence Barbour
                 5  Cadmus H. Coats, b 17 April 1899, d 13 August 1968, m Mary Hall
                 5  Nellie Vida Coats, b 13 August 1902, d 1 November 1943, m Thomas Cyrus Langdon, Sr. 
                 5  Eva Coats, b 14 April 1904, d 22 September 1977, m William Arler Roberts
                 5  Cyrus Pinckney Coats, m Eula Florence Stephenson
                 5  Lucy Velma Coats, b 30 November 1908, m Elijah Osborne Woodall
                 5  Zilla Hardy Coats, b 17 March 1911, m Walter Clarence Langdon
                 5  Vertie Florence Coats, b 27 July 1913, d 31 October 1972, m Fred Ransom Parrish
        3  Mary E. Coats, b abt 1840 in Johnston County, m Cornelius Stephenson 
            4  David Stephenson, d in infancy
            4  Cornelia Ann Stephenson, b 8 May 1858, d 12 June 1925, m Jesse James Jernigan
                 5  Edgar Jernigan, b 29 April 1879, d 1902, not married
                 5  Estelle Jernigan, b 9 April 1881, d 1917, m Paul C. Raynor
                 5  Cora B. Jernigan, b 8 Septmeber 1884, d 1905
                 5  Mamie G. Jernigan, b 21 September 1886, m Marion Raynor (brother of Paul Raynor)
                 5  Herman Jernigan, b 1 March 1889, m Ethel Hollomon
                 5  Eugene C. Jernigan, b 15 April 1891, m Lossie Davis
                 5  Jesse Lee Jernigan, b 17 January 1893, d 1958, not married
                 5  Florence Fernigan, b 11 December 1895, d 1973, m Claude A. Wallace
                 5  Ernest Casper Jernigan, b 19 April 1898, d 1975, m Helen May Jones
            4  Mary Ann "Mollie" Stephenson, b 28 August 1863, d 31 October 1901, m George Walter Franklin Barbour
                 5  Alonzo Herman Barbour, b 29 January 1881, d 1922, m Elizabeth Haynesworth
                 5  Nellie Columbia Barbour, b 1 April 1883, d 1924, m Joseph Harold Eason, Sr.
                 5  Ella G. Barbour, b 28 October 1884, d 1886
                 5  Walter Barbour, b 14 January 1887, d 1901
                 5  Albert Lee Barbour, b 26 April 1888, d 1956, m Linnie Brisson
                 5  Dora Ashton Barbour, b 16 May 1890, d 27 November 1972, m James Everette Stephenson
                 5  Lillian Edith Barbour, b 19 April 1893, d 1915, not married
                 5  Jasper Barbour, b 14 December 1895, d 1896
                 5  Mary Franklin Barbour, b 39 April 1900, m Charles Rufus Daniel
            4  James W. "Bud" Stephenson, b 1867, d 1948, m Estalla Benson
                 5  Pearl Stephenson, b 19 April 1891, d 1974, m Herman William Talton
                 5  Lallah Rookh Stephenson, b 14 March 1896, not married
            4  Elizabeth "Betsy" Stephenson, b 13 April 1869, d 13 March 1911, m Shade Andrew Lassiter
                 5  Bessie Lillian Lassiter, b 1886, m Thomas Henry Penny
                 5  Alma Lassiter, b abt 1887, m Seth Thomas Langdon
                 5  Mary Luna Lassiter, b 1889, m Joe Roberts
                 5  Horace Lassiter, b 1891, d 1909
                 5  Flossie Lee Lassiter, b 1893, m John L. Myatt
                 5  Carrie Lassiter, b 1895, m Harvey Ryals
                 5  Ethel Margaret Lassiter, b 1899, m David Wood
                 5  Victor Lassiter, b 1901, d 1917
                 5  Ralph Hunter Lassiter, b 1904, m Delsie Gladys Modlin
                 5  Vara Lassiter, b 1905, d 1926
                 5  Lola Lassiter, b 1908, d 1927
                 5  Shadie Lassiter, b 1910, d 1930
            4  Van Della Stephenson, b 1876, m R. Emmitt McCabe, no children
   2  Cynthia Coats, b abt 1810 in Johnston County
        m Alvin Austin, 4 April 1837
       3  Martha Sutin Austin, b January 1837, d bef 1910 in Wake County
           m Sidney P. Pollard, b 12 March 1830 in Wake Co; Pvt., 28th NC Infantry Regt., CSA, son of
               Etheldred Pollard and Lucinda Smith
            4  Lonnie P. Pollard b  bet 1865/1868 in Johnston County, m Mary Elizabeth Johnson
            4  Rufus Floyd Pollard b  March 1870 in Johnston County, m Emma Drucillia Johnson
            4  William Beal Pollard b  12 March 1873 in Wake County, m Babe Christiana Landers
            4  Bettie Pollard b  abt 1874 in Wake County
            4  Fannie Pollard b  August 1876 in Wake County
            4  Lennie Arthur Pollard b  17 September 1879 in Johnston County, m Minnie P. Blinson
       3  Simeon Austin, b abt 1841
       3  Mary Ann Austin, b abt 1843
       3  Sidney Green Austin, b 1844 in Wake County, North Carolina, d 1893; m Edith Ann Stephenson (1843-1914)
            4  William H. "Billy" Austin, b 20 April 1871, d 1963, m Tempe Ann Wall
                 5  Lois Wall Austin, b 1897, m Claude Morrison
                 5  Mildred Allene Austin, b 1899, d abt 1985, not married
                 5  Sidney Sheldon Austin, b 1901, m Lena Bragg
                 5  William Edwin Austin, b 1907, d 1969, m Marie Green
                 5  Wayne Henry Austin, b 1911, m Johnnie Strawbridge
            4  Nancy Ann Austin, b 1872, d 1956, not married
            4  John Leonard "Lyn" Austin, b 14 December 1875, d 1958; m Kisey Catherine Hamilton
            4  Cynthia Marie Austin, b 1877, d 1952, not married
            4  Mary Geneva Austin, b 1881, d 1962, not married
            4  David Alvin "Allie" Austin, b 1885, d 1964, m Callie Lovette Stephenson
                 5  Veronica Austin, b 1905, m Willis Vance Sanders
                 5  Ivanella Austin, m David Brannon
                 5  Laura Austin, b 1908, m Major Owen Cook
                 5  Thelma Austin, m A. Ralph Lee
                 5  Hudson Austin, m Eva Batten
                 5  Vileigh Austin, m John Narron
                 5  Junius Hiram Austin, b 1914, m Laura Lee Batten
                 5  Sidney L. "Buster" Austin, b 1923
            4  Junius Herbert Austin, b 1882, m Lilla Coats
                 5  Vera Austin
                 5  Sarah Austin
                 5  Daphne Austin
                 5  Almond AUstin
                 5  Worth Austin
            4  Maola Austin, b 17 March 1885, d 1966, m Junie Johnson
                 5  Millard Johnson
                 5  Cornegie Johnson
                 5  Myra Johnson, m Jay Hodges
                 5  Horace Johnson
            4  Ester Emily Austin, m Shufford Lex Coats (See Alvin Coats line, above)
                 5  Gordon Coats
                 5  Maynard Coats
                 5  Annie Laurie Coats
       3  Sarah Austin, b abt 1847
       3  Rufus Austin, b abt 1849
       3  Almond Austin, b 19 April 1851, d 30 August 1930, m Edith Fannie Whittington?
    2 
Zilla Coats, b abt 1812, m Moore Stephenson, 3 November 1832. Moore Stephenson was an ordained minister of the
        Old Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church. Zilla d 12 July 1891
       3  John Marion Stephenson, b abt September 1833; 40th North Carolina Infantry Regt., CSA
           m Elizabeth Tobitha Batts (b 6 March 1842 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina)
            4  Jeremiah Julius Stephenson, b 31 March 1868, m Lula Willie; no children
            4  Mary Della Stephenson, b 8 December 1870, d 3 November 1947, m William Thomas Gardner
                 5  Ora Gardner
                 5  Mildred Gardner, b 1913, 1977
                 5  Russell Gardner, m Lina Langdon
                 5  John Gardner, m Louise Curtis
                 5  Paul Gardner, m Gertrude Cobb
                 5  Nell Gardner, m Wyatt Stallings
                 5  Eva Gardner, m Wilson Harper
            4  Florence Stephenson, b 23 October 1872 in Edgecombe County
                m William Edward Stanley
                 5  William Marion Stanley, b 10 August 1897 in Johnston County; not married, d 1936
                 5  Sarah Elizabeth Stanley, b 5 September 1900, d 7 May 1973, m Sexton Johnson
                 5  Julius Edward Stanley, b 6 April 1903, d 1974; m (1) Bertha Murray, (2) Lucy Burnette
            4  Alice Stephenson, b 10 August 1876, m John Drake
            4  Elizabeth Stephenson, b 14 June 1878, m Allen Wooten
                [Information on this line from Julius Curtis Wooten, son of Allen Curtis Wooten]
                 5  Alice Mae Wooten, m Richard Abrams
                 5  Allen Curtis Wooten, m Nannie Elizabeth Abrams
                 5  Luther Wooten, m Mattie Lee Morgan
                 5  Walter Wooten, m Ethel Proctor
                 5  Woodrow Wooten, m Earlene Johnson
                 5  Johnnie Wooten, m Mary Freeman
       3  Sarah Ann Stephenson, b 24 November 1838, d 1900)
            m Johnson Haywood Parrish (b 4 September 1837, d 1897 in a train accident)
            4  Eliza Parrish, b 3 October 1858, d 24 November 1883, m Everett Eli Parker
            4  Charles Monroe Parrish, m Catherine "Kittie" Barton
            4  Lawrence H. Parrish, b 26 August 1866, d 1957
                m (1) Dora Brown
            4  Floyd Haywood Parrish, b 7 June 1869, d 23 May 1922, m Louise Irby Grantham
            4  Sarah D. Parrish, b 9 November 1871, d 29 June 1959; not married
            4  John William Parrish, b 10 October 1874, m Lillian Louise Hurst
            4  Junius Moore Parrish, b 15 August 1878, d 1947
                 m (1) Lela Jane Ellis
                 m (2) Alma Cleo Hall
            4  Joseph Elbert Parrish, b 1882
                 m (1) Eliza Mitchiner
                 m (2) Bertha Johnson
            4  Doctor Walton "Bud" Parrish, b 14 August 1884, d 1969; not married
       3  Civil Ann Stephenson, b 11 November 1835, d 25 April 1894
             m (1) John Parrish (d in the Civil War)
            4  Bartholomew F. Parrish, b abt 1858, m Susanna Grimes
                5  William Herman Parrish, b 11 March 1883, m Sudie Sexton
                5  Avie Florence Parrish, b 8 July 1887, m Willie Franklin Stewart
                5  Johnny Furman Parrish, b 7 August 1889, m Alda Mae Beasley
                5  Minnie Myrtle Parrish, b 13 March 1894, m Delma Thomas Grimes
                5  Laylon Parrish, m Henry A. Turlington
                5  Laura Parrish, m Roger Sexton (brother of Sudie Sexton)
                5  Amanda Parrish, m Rufus Honeycutt
            4  Amanda Parrish, b abt 1860, m Rufus Honeycutt
             m (2) Benjamin Parrish
            4  Penny Catherine Parrish, m David Matthews
            4  James H. Parrish, b 16 November 1873
            4  Zillah Ann Parrish, b 25 July 1875
       3  Joseph Stephenson, b 25 November 1843
             m (1) Pennie Stephenson
             m (2) Nancy Stephenson
       3  Emily Stephenson, b 11 July 1844
             m Raymond O. Ennis
       3  Penelope Stephenson, b 18 April 1846
             m Elijah Parrish (b 24 January 1829; Co C, 43rd North Carolina Infantry Regt., CSA)
       3  Lucy Stephenson, b 19 September 1848, m A. W. Denning (b 27 April 1837); no chidlren
       3  Ideliah Stephenson, b 23 September 1849
             m Alfred Keen
       3  Henry Stephenson, b 14 April 1854, d 8 March 1870 of brain fever
       3  Zilla H. Stephenson, b 4 February 1859
           m Joel Gideon Keen (b 26 December 1862)
    2  Amos C
oats, b abt 1817 in Johnston County, North Carolina, d 1891
        m (1) Emaline Utley Turlington
       3  Sarah Catherine Coats b 23 February 1845 in Johnston County. d 8 June 1912
           m Josephus Johnson (b 24 April 1842 in Johnston County, d 3 February 1919), son of Allen and Penelope Johnson
            4  Amos Cephas Johnson, b 31 January 1869 in Johnston County
            4  Joseph Shepherd Johnson, b 11 August 1870 in Johnston County
            4  Dora Johnston, b 25 August 1872 in Johnston County
            4  Sarah Etta Johnson, b 29 September 1874 in Johnston County
            4  Penny Ella Johnson, b 29 September  1874 in Johnston County
            4  Lillian Johnson, b 30 December 1876 in Johnston County
            4  Matt Ransom Johnson, b 17 September 1878 in Johnston County
            4  Vivian Johnson, b 5 December 1880 in Johnston County, d October 1964, m Lawrence Barbour
                5  Amy Theo Barbour
                5  Louise Barbour
                5  Estelle Barbour
            4  Albert Sidney Johnson, b 5 November 1883 in Johnston County
            4  Allen Johnson, b 12 September 1885 in Johnston County
            4  James Gideon Johnson, b 15 July 1888 in Johnston County
       3  Amos Coats b 22 November 1878
        m (2) Mary Turlington
       3  Martha Ann Coats, b 8 July 1841 in Johnston County
       3  Mary Jane Sabre Coats, b 15 August 1842 in Johnston County
       3  Tobitha Ann Coats, b 16 February 1844 in Johnston County
       3  James Shepherd Coats, b 9 May 1846 in Johnston County
       3  Cassandra Coats, b 29 November 1847 in Johnston County
       3  Willis Alvin Coats, b 11 December 1849 in Johnston County
       3  William Henderson Coats, b 10 May 1851 in Johnston County
       3  Ann Elizabeth Coats, b 3 August 1852 in Johnston County
       3  James Thomas Coats, b 21 February 1854 in Johnston County
       3  Adeline Cornelia Coats, b 11 September 1855 in Johnston County
       3  Nancy Emily Coats, b 19 June 1857 in Johnston County

       3  Irene Coats, b 19 March 1860
       3  Robert Coats, b abt 1864
       3  Cynthia Florence Coats, b 13 December 1872
    2  William Henry C
oats, b 8 April 1819 in Johnston County, North Carolina
       
m (1)  Martha Elizabeth Smith, widow of H. H. Penny
       3  James Thomas "Preacher Tom" Coats
       3  William Benjamin Coats
       
m (2) Sally Ferrell
       3  Alonzo "Lonnie" Coats
       3  Manted D. "Oker" Coats
       3  Suzanne Coats
       3  Martha Ann Elizabeth Coats
       3  Zoe Coats
       3  Sedonious Coats
       3  Zennie Leonard Coats
    2  Thomas C
oats, b 12 December 1824 in Johnston County, North Carolina
    2 
Emily Catherine Coats, b abt 1825 in Johnston County, North Carolina
    2  Penelope C
oats, b 9 May 1826 in Johnston County, North Carolina, d abt 1853
        m Jacob Flowers, 14 November 1843 in Johnston County (b 22 October 1820, d 1850, son of Jacob Flowers and
        Pheriba Johnson)
       3  David Lucian Flowers, b 9 May 1845, d 20 August 1906
           David Lucian Flowers served in the Confederate Army, Co. I, 24th NC Infantry Regt.  He was wounded in action 
           on 12 May 1864. "David Flowers was, according to those still remembering him, much of a man, physically, never 
           taking no for an answer."  (Coats and Related Families History)
           m Mary E. Jones, 27 January 1870 (Mary was b 6 December 1849, d 28 August 1903)
             4  Penny Catherine Flowers, b 7 February 1871
                 m George H. Roberts, October 1891 (son of Calvin Roberts and Catherine //)
                  5  James Alton Roberts, b 3 October 1892, d 3 February 1963, m Vergie Honeycutt
                  5  Mary Penny Roberts, b 18 May 1894, m Charlie Johnson
                  5  Minnie Florence Roberts, b 18 August 1895, m Henry Newman
                  5  Lillie Gertrude Roberts, d 2 May 1897, d 4 May 1979"
                  5  George Leonard Roberts, b 31 October 1898, d 11 August 1969, m (1) Callie Benson, (2) Mavis Alford
                  5  Lena May Roberts, b 10 June 1901, m (1) Joseph Pharoah Barbour, (2) M. E. Braswell
                  5  Beulah Florence Roberts, b 3 July 1903, m Percy Stephenson
                  5  Kenly Roosevelt Roberts, b 31 May 1907, d 8 November 1919
                  5  Emily Jane Roberts, b 18 October 1907, m (2) Floyd Stephenson, (2) Ed Stroud
                  5  Stella Leona Roberts, b 18 June 1909, m (1) Seth Barbour, (2) M. E. Braswell
                  5  Nellie Cornelia Roberts, b 31 July 1912, m W. Alton Barbour
             4  William Henry (Billy) Flowers, b 8 June 1873, d 16 November 1943
             m LuCindy Johnson (b 31 July 1877, d 16 January 1955)
                  5  Eustes Llewellyn Flowers, b 22 February 1899, d 24 May 1963, m Clyda Blanche McCabe
                  5  William Ranson Flowers, b 9 November 1912, d 10 June 1954, m Estella Banks Langdon
                  5  Anna Belle Flowers, b 26 September 1915, m Charles B. Richardson
                  5  Henry Roscoe Flowers, b 2 September 1918, m Ethelea Johnson
             4  Robert L. Flowers, b 10 July 1875, d 14 December 1926
                 m Mary Barbour (b 31 January 1879)
                  5  Chester Flowers, b 19 October 1898, m Lilly Raynor
                  5  David A. Flowers, b 1 June 1900, d 2 April 1902
                  5  John Luther Flowers, b 10 February 1902, d November 1972, m Lillie Frances Allen
                  5  Anna Flowers, b 16 May 1904, d 31 October 1907
                  5  Leon Flowers, b 14 September 1906, m Vevie Jordan
                  5  Irene Flowers, b 16 January 1909, m Weldon Blackman
                  5  Herman Flowers, b 11 March 1911, m Ruby Price
                  5  Mary Beulah Flowers, b 25 March 1913, m Hubert Shelton Jackson
                  5  Elmon Flowers, b 24 Mary 1915, m (1) Hazel Edwards, (2) Viola Allen
                  5  Harvey Flowers, b 1 July 1917, m Thelma Edwards
                  5  Estelle Flowers, b 4 December 1919, m Richard Godwin
             4  Lucy Cornelia Flowers, b 15 July 1879, d 26 February 1927
                  m  Joe Jones (b 25 September 1885)
                  5  Beatrice Jones (not married)
                  5  John D. Jones, b 17 January 1923, m Zilphia Peedin
             4  Anna Flowers, b 20 February 1885, d 9 June 1886
             4  Ulysses Flowers, b 12 December 1889, d 26 April 1890
        3  William Washington Flowers, b 1848. After his mother's death, he lived with his uncle William H. Coats.
            He developed tuberculosis and died en route to California. 

        3  Lucy Ann Flowers, b 1849 in Johnston County, North Carolina, d 1925 in Clintonville, Coffee County, Alabama
             m Edmond Dismukes Fleming (see Descendants of Robert Alexander Fleming for this line)
    2  John Rufus C
oats, b 3 November 1831
 1  Williams Coats, b abt 1790
     m Anna Blackman, b 1795 in Cumberland County, North Carolina
    2  Blackman Coats
    2  Burwell Coats
 1
  Sarah "Sally" Coats, b abt 1793
     m Edmund Tomlinson, b 30 November 1764 in Johnston County, North Carolina, d abt  February 1815,
     son of Thomas Tomlinson and Sarah Avery; married 25 July 1809
     No known children; after Edmund's death, Sally was guardian to Edmund's children by his first marriage
     to Deliah McKay. Sarah is listed as a widow on the 1820 Census. 
 1
  John Coats, Jr., b abt 1802
     m Candace Collins, b 1804 (daughter of Uriah Collins and Sally Fish); married 17 April 1822 in Johnston County
    2  Faris Coats (female), b 1820
    2  Ryal Coats, b 10 September 1829
        m Sarah Dodd, 4 November 1852, daughter of Willie and Gilly Dodd
        Ryal Coats probably died young. James Coats, age 14, listed in the household of Candace Coats in 1870, may
        be a son of Ryal.

    2  Lucinda Coats, b 4 June 1833
        m James Henderson Stephenson (Stevens), b 1832, d November 1862 in the Civil War
    2  Ann Coats, b 1841

       

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