The Arnold and Moberly Family Genealogy

Benjamin Fulton CoeAge: 81 years18161897

Benjamin Fulton Coe
Given names
Benjamin Fulton
Birth September 4, 1816
Birth of a sisterJane Coe
November 23, 1818 (Age 2 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherLieutenant Benjamin Coe
March 15, 1833 (Age 16 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMargaret Biegle
about 1843 (Age 26 years)
Death of a fatherDaniel Coe
May 4, 1854 (Age 37 years)
Death of a brotherJames B Coe
September 12, 1859 (Age 43 years)
Death of a motherMary Boyd
February 20, 1874 (Age 57 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret Coe
November 19, 1880 (Age 64 years)

Death of a sisterMary Coe
1881 (Age 64 years)
Death November 24, 1897 (Age 81 years)
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Mary Boyd
Birth: September 4, 1785Westmoreland Co, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: February 20, 1874Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA
Marriage: June 8, 1808Butler Co, Pennsylvania, USA
2 years
elder brother
James B Coe
Birth: October 17, 1810Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: September 12, 1859Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA
17 months
elder sister
Margaret Coe
Birth: March 8, 1812Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: November 19, 1880
3 years
elder sister
Mary Coe
Birth: August 29, 1814Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1881Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA
2 years
Benjamin Fulton Coe
Birth: September 4, 1816Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: November 24, 1897Louisa Co, Iowa, USA
2 years
younger sister
Jane Coe
Birth: November 23, 1818Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Warren Co, Pennsylvania, USA

BENJAMIN F. COE, an early settler, and for many years a prominent farmer of Elm grove Township, Louisa County, now residing in Coluinljus City, was horn in Allegheny County, Pa., Sept. 24, 1816. His parents were Daniel and Mary Boyd Coe, and were among the first families of Allegheny County. His father was horn in a log tort at Springdale, Ohio, now known as Logan's Ferry and in early days he kept the fort that was known as Coe's Station. The family is of English origin, and the ancestors lived in New Jersey previous to their removal to Allegheny County, Pa. On the mother's side the family is of Irish descent. Our subject was reared upon a farm, received a common school education, and learned the hatter's trade at Pittsburgh. He followed that vocation for but a few years, when, having cultivated his talent for vocal music, he became a teacher in that profession. He was married in his native state, on the 14th of February, 1840, to Miss Mary McLean, a daughter of David McLean, a native of Allegheny City, Pa, born in 1818. She was a consistent Christian woman, a member of the Presbyterian Church, and a devoted wife and mother. Her death occurred in June 1883. Mr. and Mrs. Coo were the parents of seven chiLdren, of whom six are now living: David Mac married Miss Ella Smith for his first wife, then wedded Miss Clara Roberts, and is now practicing dentistry at Winterset, Iowa; Edward E. who is single, is engaged infarming in Elm Grove Township; William S. married Miss Annie Marshall, and is a farmer of Cass County, Iowa; Harry is the husband of Carrie Hoppy, and is a druggist of Des Moines; Mattie Helen is the wife of W. H. Helmick, and resides in Washington County, Iowa; Mary is unmarried, and lives with her father; and one child died in infancy. In 1856 Mr. Coe emigrated with his family from Pennsylvania to Iowa, locating in Elm Grove Township, Louisa County, where he purchased a farm of raw land, which he now has well improved. The farm embraces 200 acres, and a has been the family homestead for thirty-two years. In political sentiment Mr. Cue was a Whig in early life, and cast his first vote for President for W. H. H. Harrison, the grandfather of the present Republican catiditlate for that ofIice. On the dissolution of the old Whig party, he helped to organize the Republican party, and cast his vote for Col. John C. Fremont, its first national candidate. In 1860 he was elected Treasurer of Louisa County, and was twice re-elected, serving in all six years. He also held the office of County Supervisor for two terms, and has served in several minor offices. True to the traditions and of his forefathers, Mr. Coe has been a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church, of which he is now an Elder, and has served in that relation for many years. His father and grandfathers before him were also Presbyterians and Elders in that church. Mr. Coe is now retired from active farming, and intends making his home at Columbus City. In all his relations of life, either public or private, this gentleman has borne himself like a true man. Faithful in the dishcharge of every duty, be was esteemed a competent and efficient public officer, while in the private walks of life he has ever been found courteous, kind and liberal, and with a character above reproach.