was born August 25, 1812, in Loudon county, Virginia, son of Horatio and Catharine (Gubb) Coe, who were natives of Loudon county Virginia. His mother died in 1837, and his father in 1841. In 1839, he came to Sangamon county, Illinois, with George M. Green, where he remained until the fall of 1843, and then returned to Loudon county, Virginia, and was married September 17, 1844, to Jane Grubb, a native of that county. He returned to Sangamon county in 1851, and engaged in farming near Rochester, where his wife died May 10, 1860, and he again married March 26, 1861, in Loudon County to Mrs. Julia A. Edwards, whose maiden name was Conrad. They came soon after to Sangamon county, where they have had five children, Joseph H., Samuel B., William C. and Mary C., and John Ebie, who died at eight months of age, August 6, 1870. His second wife died December 25, 1869, and he was again married December 13, 1870 to Harriet Lanham, who was born in Sangamon county, Illinois, July 18, 1829. He now owns four hundred and sixteen acres of land which is under a fair state of cultivation and worth $50 per acre. Politically he is a Democrat.