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Jonathan Coatney


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"Christmas" Carol
Carol Kosanke Peterson

This photo is of Jonathan Coatney -- born December 1840 in Hawkins County

1840 1926                                                           1843 1931

     (I have pictures of Jonathan and Ellen and their tombstones)
  Jonathan served in the Civil War: Pension records: Jonathan Coatney widow Ellen D 23 Mo Inf. Pension September 15, 1887 Invalid
  App # 622854 cert #1067240 Kansas, widow 1926 Oct. 11 App # 1557.202 cert #A-5-31-27 Mo
     Jonathan Coatney was born December 19, 1840, in Hawkins County, Tennessee, (according to his records and stories he told his kids.)  He ran away
from home as a young man. He was out chopping down trees laid down his ax and left with some people.  He never talked about his parents (although he
probably had a step mother and may have had half brothers.)  He married MILDRED A. SHELBY (daughter of EVAN WILEY SHELBY and VIRGINIA
ALMIRA SALLEE SHELBY) about March 3, 1860, in Mercer County, Missouri.  She died May 3, 1863, while he was fighting in the civil war. Jonathan
was a private in Company D 23 Missouri Infantry. Stories say that Mildred had some children and Louisa helped take care of them but they died. He
enlisted July 10, 1862, in Cainsville, Missouri, and was discharged June 9, 1865. He was in Sherman's March to the Sea and was a day away from
Washington DC when they learned that Lincoln was dead.
  Jonathan married Mildred's sister, LOUISA ELLEN SHELBY on August 19, 1865, (her birthday) in Pike County, Missouri.  Louisa Ellen Shelby
was born August 19, 1843, in Tennessee (probably Montgomery County).  She was also the daughter of EVAN WILEY and VIRGINIA ALMIRA
(SALLEE) SHELBY. Jonathan wore a beard for years.  One day he went to Sargent, Mo and had it shaved off.  When he came home the kids and his
wife wouldn't let him in until she recognized the patches on his overalls. In 1865 they moved to Pike County, Illinois. In the 1880 census they were in
Bourbon County, Kansas (Timberhill) and in 1890 they were in Texas County, Missouri. Jonathan died of cancer on September 10, 1926, and is buried
in Miller Cemetery, Texas County, Missouri.
  Louisa Ellen (Shelby) Coatney went out hunting a hen's nest along the road and came complaining about being tired and went in to lay down and died
in her sleep.  She died on July 7, 1931, at her home in Mountain Grove, Missouri, south of Cabool.  She is also buried in Miller Cemetery.
Unknown, but it is said they had children and they died.
CHILDREN OF JONATHAN AND LOUISA ELLEN (SHELBY) COATNEY: (They had 12 children, some names unknown)
  1)   Virginia Almira (Allie)  born April 9, 1868, in Pike County, Illinois. She married August 3, 1889 James Tom Norris. She died February 5, 1926, Clear
  Springs, Texas County, Missouri. Children:  Charley (1890-1958), Mary Ellen (1892-1973), Lee, Babe later changed to Robert (1895-1973), Joseph
  (1897-1964), Harry (1905-1988), John (1901-1982)  I have a family picture of her. J. T. Norris was a Justice of the Peace in Texas County, Missouri
  late eighteen hundred and early 1900s.
       OBITUARY: Death of Mrs. J.T. Norris. Virginia Allie Coatney was born in Illinois April 9, 1868; died at her home near Clear Springs, Missouri.,
     February 5, 1926; age 57 years, 9 months and 5 days. She moved to Texas county when a girl; was married to James T. Norris August 3, 1889.
     To this union seven children were born, all living. She has been in poor health for the past five years. She is survived by her father and mother,
     Mr. and Mrs. John Coatney, three sisters, three brothers, six sons, one daughter and seven grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death
     March 27, 1920, and a sister Miss Sarah Coatney died in May, 1924. Rev. J.S. Ellis conducted the funeral services and body was laid to rest
     in the Miller cemetery. Relatives from away attending the funeral were Mrs. Minnie Stephens, Drumright, Okla., Mrs. May Hawkins, Miami,
     Okla., and Mrs. L.N. Pease. Card of Thanks. We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors who helped us during the sickness and after
     the death of our mother. May God's richest blessings rest on all. Mrs. Marry Baine and daughter, Charley Norris and family, Lee Norris and
     Family, Robert Norris, Joe Norris, John Norris, Harry Norris.
  2)   Sarah E. Born February 23, 1872 in Pike County, Ill. Never married. Died  May 16, 1924 Miami, Oklahoma, buried Miller Cemetery, Willow
  Springs, Mo
       OBITUARY: Death of Sarah Coatney. Sarah Coatney, daughter of Mr and Mrs. John Coatney, formerly of Elk Creek but now  residing at Nagle,
     Mo., was born in Pike county, Illinois, February 22, 1872 and departed this life at Miami, Oklahoma, May 16, 1924, making her age at time
     of death 52 years, 3 months and 27 days. After a long and continued illness death relieved her of her suffering at the home of her sister, Mrs.
     May Hawkins, in Miami. She was a member of the Christian church for a good many years and left the evidence of her acceptance with her
     Master, who doeth all things well. Just before death came she said there was nothing to live for in this world and that she was ready and willing
     to go any time. Oh, the hope of the soul beyond the grave! Blessed thought. She leaves to mourn their great loss an aged father and mother, three
     brothers, four sisters, besides other relatives and a host of friends. The remains were transported here  from Miami for burial. The funeral was
     conducted by the writer at the Miller cemetery May 18th, where their friends and near relatives met to pay the last tribute of respect to one who
     was so dear to them. After the services the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Miller cemetery to await God's call. J.S. Ellis
  3)   Frances Isabell was born March 19, 1874 in Illinois and married  (1) ---Allison married (2) John C. Crowley.  She died in Bartlesville, Oklahoma June
  8, 1951, age 77 buried White Rose Cemetery. (no stones) Minister of the church of the Brethren officiated at the services Children: Fannie (Oliver),
  Ellen (Dizmang), Lester.
       OBITUARY: Mrs. Frances Isabelle Crowley, 77, resident of this community since 1907, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T.J. Larmore
     in Bartlesville at one o'clock Saturday afternoon following an extended illness. She was removed to the Arnold Moor Funeral residence where
     she will lie in state until the service hour. Funeral services will be held at ten o'clock Tuesday morning in the Memory Chapel of the funeral
     residence. Interment will be directed in the White Rose cemetery. Mrs. Crowley was born March 19, 1874 in Central Illinois, and when a small
     child moved with her family to Kansas, settling in Allen county. Mr. and Mrs. Crowley moved to Washington county in 1907 when he became
     associated with the National Zinc company. He passed away in 1936. Survivors include a son, Charles Lester Crowley, and two daughters,
     Mrs. T.J. Larmore and Mrs. W.T. Dunkin, all of Bartlesville; two brothers, Grover Coatney of Idaho and Allen Coatney, Texas county,
     Missouri; a sister, Mrs. May Hawkins, Miami; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
4)   William Allen born January 22, 1876 in Ill married April 1, 1897 Martha E. Wonnill. He died December 5, 1859, buried Miller Cemetery.
       OBITUARY: Last Rites Held Dec. 9 for W.A. Coatney, 83. A lifelong resident of Texas County, William A. Coatney, 83 died Saturday at his home
     in the Varvel community. The retired farmers is survived by five sons, J.E. Virgil and Jesse, Willow Springs, Charley, Gainsville and Coval,
     Caldwell, Ida., a sister, Mrs. Mae Hawkins, Miami Oka.; 23 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday
     in Elliott-Gentry chapel, Cabool, with the Rev. Archie Hogue, officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery.
  5)   George P. born February 3, 1878 in Kansas. He married November 31, 1897 Lola Wonnill.  A tree fell on him in Cloverdale, Arkansas November
  30, 1898 leaving his widow with $1.50 and a 4 month old baby, Minnie Dotson. Buried Cloverdale Cemetery., Puluska County, Ark.
  6)   John born October 22, 1880 at Mapleton Kansas married Dora Gerth. He died August 31, 1938, at Minnie Dotson's, buried Miller cemetery. (I have
  pictures of him).
            OBITUARY: John Coatney was born at Mapleton, Kansas, October 26, 1880; died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Roland Dotson at Elk Creek, Mo,
       August 31, 1938, at age of 57 years, 10 months and 5 days. He leaves to mourn for him, two sisters and two brothers. Sisters are Mrs. Isabell
       Crowley, of Bartlesville, Okla., and Mrs. May Hawkins, Miami, Okla; brothers, Allen Coatney, of Grogan, Mo., and Grover Coatney,
       Aberdeen, Idaho. His father, mother, one brother, and three sisters preceded him in death. He moved to Missouri with his parents when very
       small and lived on Elk Creek around Cabool until the death of his mother, then he went to live with his sister, Mrs. Crowley, in Bartlesville,
       Okla. He came back for a visit with relatives and friends and became very sick with cancer of stomach. All that loving hands could do was of
       no avail; the death angel said "come to rest" and he went to await the resurrection. He also leaves to mourn his going a host of relatives and
       friends. The body was laid to rest in the Miller cemetery Friday morning at 10 o'clock, Bro. Edmundson and Bro. Stickney having charge of
       funeral services. Written by His Niece. Card of Thanks. We wish to thank all who helped care for our dear brother and uncle, John Coatney
       during his sickness and after his death. May God's blessings be with you all is our prayer. Mrs. Isabell Crowley and family, Mrs. May Hawkins
       and family, Allen Coatney and family, Grover Coatney and family, Roland Dotson and family.
  7)   Minnie born May 19, 1882 (twin) in Mapleton, Kansas.  Married March 10, 1900 Willie Stephens.  She died October 4, 1926 in Drumwright Okla,
  buried Miller cemetery. (I have a picture of her when she was young)
            OBITUARY: Mrs. Minnie Stephens daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Coatney, passed away at hr home in Drumright, Oklahoma, Monday morning,
       Oct. 4 at 7 o'clock. Minnie was born at Mapleton, Kansas, May 19, 1882; died October 4, 1926; age 44 years, 4 months and 15 days. She was
       married to Willie Stephens March 10, 1900. To this union were born two children, Ray Stephens and Mrs. Faye Wheate, now of Drumright,
       Oklahoma. She leaves to mourn her departure a husband, son, daughter, two grandchildren, two sisters, three brothers, son-in-law, aged mother
       and a host of other relatives and friends. Minnie called her loved ones around her bed and told them she was going to die and was ready to go.
       Minnie was sick about five weeks. All was done that could be done by her loving husband and children and other relatives who were by her
       bedside when the time came for her to go. She was a true and loving wife and mother and was loved by all who knew her. The remains were
       shipped back here for burial. She was laid to rest in the Miller cemetery by her father and two sisters. Funeral was conducted by Rev. J.S. Ellis.
       Dearest Minnie, thou has left us; a place is vacant in the home which never can be filled. Weep not, dear ones, for dear Minnie is standing among
       the angels today; beckoning for her loved ones to come. And if we live true to Jesus we will meet dear Minnie some day in that bright mansion
       above, where there will be no sorrow, pain or sad goodbye. I am sure Minnie is holding wide open the door, waiting for her loved ones to come.
       Written by her loving friend, Ora Bell Nagle, Missouri.
  8)   May born May 19, 1882 (twin) in Mapleton, Kansas, married May 15, 1900 Joseph H. Hawkins.  She died in 1969 in Miami,  Ottowa County,
  Oklahoma. Children: Cecil, Ida May, James Jonathan, Andrew Dee, Myrtle Faye, Victoria Belle (I have a picture of her)
  9)   JAMES GROVER born June 26, 1885 in Kansas and married (1) October 18, 1903 Jane Stephens and married (2) April 26,1910 ENAN
  (CLOUD) McRILL. He died April 14, 1954 in Aberdeen, Idaho and is buried there.(I have family pictures)

  1840, December 19 Jonathan born in Hawkins County, Tennessee (according to his enlistment papers and other statements) [Appendix A, No. 7]
1843, August 19 Louisa Ellen born in Montgomery County, Tennessee [Appendix A. No. 7]
1850 Evan Shelby family in Johnson County, Illinois [I have copy of census] [Appendix A. Map 6]
1850 Don't find Jonathan age 9 on any census/have checked all states. However I think that some people in Hawkins County Tenn. were missed.
1857 (approx.)  Jonathan ran away from home age 17
1860, May 3 Jonathan and Mildred Shelby were married
  1860 Evan Shelby and family and Jonathan and Mildred in Mercer County, Missouri Jonathan and Mildred married [I have copy of both  census] [June
  7, 1860 Morgan Twp, Mercer County, P.O. Princeton, Missouri page 129  [Appendix A, Map 6] #211 Jonathan Courtney 21 m w farmer 200 100
  Tenn cannot read or write M.A. 18 f w Kentucky]
  1862, July 10 Jonathan enlisted in Company D. 23 Missouri Infantry at Cainsville, Missouri  Living in Bulock. [I have copy]  Information contained
  in military records: name spelled: John A (1862) signed with an X; Jonithan 'Coating' (1862) Johnathan (1865); Jonathan (1865). Born: Hawkins
  County, Tennessee; age 21; occupation: farmer; Enlisted July 31, 1862 at Trenton, Missouri; for 3 years; eyes gray; hair dark; complexion fair; height
  6 ft «  in; Company D
1863, May 3 Mildred died in either Princeton, Mercer County, Missouri or Johnson County Missouri
1863, July 18 Jonathan was hurt at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia lifting logs.
  1864, August 10 siege of Atlanta and Jonathan was "taken sick and was sent to the hospital where he remained until after  the capture of Atlanta some
  time about the middle of September, 1864"
1864, August 18 sick in hospital
1864, September 22 near Atlanta he was assigned to County K 23 Mo under the provisions of cir 36 and 64 W.D
1865, June 10 near Washington D.C.  mustered out Jonathan  [I have copy]
1865, July 18 near Louisville, Kentucky, discharged
  1865, August 19 Jonathan and Louisa married in Pike County, Missouri [SLC film 9744634 I have copy] page 659 No 2015 State of Missouri County
  of Pike, I James P. Denny a Justice of the Peace within and for the county aforesaid do certify that I married Jonathan Coatney and Louisa E. Shelby
  on the 19th day of August A.D. 1965 James P. Denny Filed for Record Nov. 6th 1865 Justice of the Peace Attest Cyrus W. Williams Recorder
1868, April 9 Virginia Almira born in Pike County, Illinois [Appendix A, Map 8]
  1869, March 6 Pike County, Illinois Jonithan Coatney posted 3 copies of petition at: Shaws Mill, McLain School House and one on a tree by the road
  at John Turnboughs in Pleasant Hill
  1870, August 1 Springcreek Township, P.O. Monument Pike Co Ill census [I have a copy]  Page 13 #93 Jonathan Cotney 30 m w farmer $2000 $700
  citizen birthplace Ill.; Ellen 25 f w keeping house birthplace Ill; Virginia A. 2 f w birthplace Ill
1872 Springcreek, Pike County Illinois, says he was born in Hawkins County, Tenn
  1872, February 22 Pike County, Illinois Jonathan and Ellen sold land to John A. 'Haus' for $8.00 4 rods east of the SW corner of the SE quarter of
  the NW quarter of section 21 in township 7 south of range 3 west of the 4th principal meridian running from there east 11 rods from thence N 4 rods
  from thence W 11 rods from there S 4 rods to the beginning place.
  1876, September 1 Pike County, Ill [SLC film 1314656] Jonathan Coatney sold to Louisa E. Coatney for $500 The S half of W half SW quarter of
  Section No 16 also the W half of the NW quarter of section 21 containing 27 acres also the SW corner of the E half of the SW quarter of section No.
  21 containing and 3/4 acres all in township 7 south of range #3 west of the 4th principal meridian. A. Glyn Justice of Peace [I have copy]
  1877, February 5 [SLC film 1314659], Pike County, Illinois L.E. Coatney and Jonathan Coatney sold land in Pike County, Illinois to John S. Stark
  for $2500 in Spring Creek Township.  The SW quarter of the SW quarter section No 16 and the W half of the NW quarter section No 21 containing
  80 acres less 3 acres (deeded to the C and ARR as a rite of way through said land) and 4 3/4 off the SW corner of east half of NE quarter of section
  21 commencing at the SW corner of said each half described above running thence east about 4 rods thence N about 4 rods and thence E about 8 rods
  and thence N to the bank of Spring Creek thence W about 12 rods and thence S to the beginning containing 121 3/4 acres. [I have copy]
1878 George born in Kansas [Appendix A, Map 5]
1880, June 2 Bourbon County, Kansas, Timberhill Census Supt. Dist 1 Enum Dist 35 page 3 [I have copy]
                                                                                                #21           Johnathan Coatney   white male 40 married farmer ( # mos unemployed)  Tenn Tenn Tenn
                                                                                                                   Louisa                   white female 7 wife  married keeping house        Tenn Tenn Tenn
                                                                                                              Virginia A          white female13 daughter single    at home school  Ill Tenn Tenn
                                                                                                                        Sarah                     white female   daughter   single            school    Ill Tenn Tenn
                                                                                                                        Isabel                   white female   daughter    single            school    Ill Tenn Tenn
                                                                                                                   Allen                    White male 4  son  single                         Ill Tenn Tenn
                                                                                                                   George                   white male 2  son  single                         Ks  Tenn Tenn
                                                                                                              John                     white male 7/12 Oct. son                     KS  Tenn Tenn
1885 Bourbon County, Kansas, P.O. Mapleton, Township Timber Hill census. [I have copy]
                                                   #55           Johnathan Coatney   46   male white married farmer
                                                                           Louisa E            44   female white married
                                                                           Virginia A          17   female white single
                                                                           Sarah E             13   female white single
                                                                           Frances E           11   female white single
                                                                           Wm. A               9    male white single
                                                                           Geo. P.             7    male white single
                                                                           John                5     male  white single
                                                                           May                 2    female white single
                                                                           Minnie              2    female white single
                                                                           Virginia A Shelby   66   female  white widow
           Johnathan Coatney; owner; 100 acres under fence; 100 acres Total; cash value of farm $1500; of implements $30; total  amount   of wage during they
       year ending Mar. 1, 1885 including board $10; military yes Mo D 23 Inf; 30 rods stone fence; 4 rods rail fence; 400 rods hedge; 40 rods wire
       fence; 30 acres of corn; 2 acres of oats;1 acre of sorghum; 20 apple trees not bearing; 6 pear trees not bearing; 20 peach trees not bearing; 30
       apple trees bearing; 25 peach trees bearing; 1 plum tree bearing; 12 cherry trees bearing; 2 dogs; value of wood  marketed during the year ending
       Mar. 1, 1885 - 5; number of tons of prairie cut in 1884 4; value of poultry and eggs sold in year ending 3/1/1885 - 30; 100 lbs of butter made;
       3 horses; 2 mules; 4 milch cows; 11 cattle; 26 swine; # of acres to   be sown in 1885 15 flax; 6 millet or hugarin; 200 bushels of corn on hand
       3/1/1885; aggregate acres of grass in cultivation and under fence 5.
  1887, September 10 Kansas, Bourbon County, Mapleton Jonathan applied for a pension but evidently did not get it for diarrhea or bloody flux, claimed
  he was treated at brigade hospital.  Said he was 46; 5 ft 11 « inches tall, fair complexion; dark hair; blue eyes
  1888, January 19 pension affidavit by W.M. Nesbitt, Mapleton, Bourbon Co, KS: "That I have been intimately acquainted with Jonathan Coatney since
  the year A.D. 1877 up to the present time. We having exchanged work with each other on farm. During this time he has not  been able to do more than
  one half of an able bodyed man at farm work. The above claimant is a tempret man in all things and has taken usually good care of his health and is
  of a very even Temperament. I have often known of his being sick with diarrhea and bloody Flux" John Q. Reynolds of Mapleton says: "I have known
  Johnathan Courtney ever since 1877. I have worked for him a good deal in the time. We lived neighbors and I frequently helped him when he was
  sick and not able to work. He had diarrhea and flux and was disabled from work over one half of the time and very frequently he was for a long time
  in succession unable to do anything especially two falls in 1881 and 1882 when I helped him do his work all fall and he was never able to do anything."
  1888, August 14 affidavit for pension, Henry Glyn (brother in law): "I have known Jonathan Coatney since the spring of 1866 and know that he has been
  afflicted with the piles ever since our first acquaintance.
  1890, June Texas County Mo census [I have copy] [Appendix A, Map 6] Missouri, Texas Co,  Burdine Township, Page 1, super. Dist 4 enum. Dist 173
  house 12 family 12 Johnathan Coatney, private Company D 23 Mo. Inf dates July 10, 1862 to June 9, 1865 2 years 10 mo. 29 days mailing address
  Sargent Mo. disability Piles, not a pensioner
  1894, June 11 Henry Glyn (Jonathan's brother-in-law) gave affidavit for pension: "I have know the claimant since Sept. 1865.  I know he was affected
  with diarrhea and piles from that date up until 1876, the last time I saw him. I lived within 1/4 of a mile of him and worked with him.
  1894, October 4 Henry Sweeten affidavit for Jonathan: "that the claimant Jonathan Coatney was hurt while in line of duty by lifting logs onto breastworks
  at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia about July 18, 1864. In August 1864 he was taken to the hospital sick and remained there til September, 1864. But
  he was not able for duty when he returned to the company.
  1894, November 3 Isaac Riley gave affidavit for pension for Jonathan that Jonathan was hurt while in line of duty by lifting logs onto breastworks at
  Peach Tree Creek, Georgia, about July 18, 1864 and in August he was taken to the hospital sick and remained there til September 1864, but he was
  not able for duty when he returned to the company.
1897, November 1 Jno and Ellen Coatney parents of George Coatney, Sargent, gave their written consent to marry Lola Wonnell
1900, May 12 Jonathan and Ellen gave permission for May, Sargent, Mo, to marry Joseph Hawkins of Sargent
1900, June 15 Texas County, Burdine Twp., Mo census page 8 [I have copy]
                     # 156    Coatney Jonathan head w m Dec. 1839 60 married 35 Tenn Tenn Tenn
                                   farmer can read and write and speak English, owns home, free of mortgage, farm
                                        Louisa E wife w f Aug. 1842 57 married 35 mother of 12 children 8 living Tenn Tenn Tenn
                                        Minnie dau w f May 1882 18 s Ks Tenn Tenn school 6 months
                                        Grover son w m June 1884 15 KS Tenn Tenn school 6 months
      #157 Wm Coatney head w ma Jan. 1876 24 m 3 Ill Tenn Tenn
               Martha     wife w f Mar. 1875 25 m 3 one child living Ill Ill Ill
               James son w m May 1898 2 single Mo Ill Ill
1903, February 14 Virginia Almira Shelby died, Texas County, Mo, was living with them, buried Miller cemetery
1903, October 10 Jonathan gave written permission for his son Grover of Sargent, to marry Jane Stephens
1910, April 28/29 Texas County Mo census [I have copy]
      #194 Johnathan Coatney head m w 68 m2 44 Tenn Va US owner
           Ellen wife f w 69 m1 44 12 children 8 living Ill US Us English
     #195 Wm. Stevens head m w 33 m1 10 Mo Tenn Ark
          Minnie wife f w 28 m1 10 1 child KS Tenn Ill
          Fay dau f w 8 s Mo Mo Ks
          Irene Coatney niece f w 5 single Wash Ks Mo
          Parthena Coatney niece f w 4 single Ore Ks Mo
  1915, April 5 also September 18, 1897 Pension Application [I have copy] Jonathan Coatney, Cabool Mo; born Hawkins County Tenn Dec. 19, 1840;
  Org.: County D. 23 Reg Mo Inft; Enlisted: Bulock Mercer County Mo; Wife: Louisa E. maiden name Shelby; when and where married Clarksville
  Mo by Esquire Denney; record: family Bible record; Previous married: yes; Mildred A Shelby married about Mar. 3, 1860; died at near Bulock,
  Mercer Co, Mo  about 3rd of May 1863; wife previous married: none; we are now: living together; names and dates of birth of all your children living
  or dead: Virginia L April 9, 1868; Sarah E, Feb. 23, 1872; Frances I Mar. 19, 1874; William A Jan. 22, 1876; George P Feb. 5, 1878; John Oct 22,
  1880; Minnie and May (twins May 19, 1882; James G. June 26, 1885 - Jonathan Coatney; (he signed); age 75, eyes: blue; hair: light; complexion:
  fair; height 5' 7"; occupation: farmer; born; Dec. 19, 1840 at Hawkins County, Tenn.; at or near Cabool for 26 years; B.L. Mark of Pleasanton, Mo
  gave affidavit that  he served with Jonathan for nearly 3 years.
1920 Census, Texas County 127-116-2-6; Jonathan and Ellen Coatney are living with John
1924 Jonathan and Ellen living in Nagle, Missouri
  1926, September 10 Jonathan died, buried Miller Cemetery., Texas County, Mo. [I have copy of death certificate] Jonathan Coatney; Texas County;
  Township Ozark; length of residence in city or town 37 years; male white married; wife Martha; farmer; b. Hawkins County Tenn; father's name:
  unknown Coatney; Mother's name unknown; died 9-20-1926 6 a.m. cause carcinoma on hand; Miller Cemetery, Sept. 11, 1926; undertaker Gaylord
  V. Elliott, Cabool, Mo; Informant W.A. Coatney, Tyron, Mo. [It was W.A. Coatney's wife who was named Martha, not Jonathan's]  Undertaker's
  records: age 85 years, 9 mos, 21 days; Doctor: Dr. Wallen in Summersville; cost of casket $110.00, burial suit 12.50 Total $122.50
  1926, September 14 Estate of Johnathan Coatney deceased, order refusing letters of  administration. Now, at the day comes Mrs. Ellen Coatney and shows
  the court that she is the widow of Johnathan Coatney late of the county of Texas, deceased, who died, having at the time of his death, personal property
  in this state not greater in amount than is allowed by law as the absolute property of the widow. To the end, therefore, that the said Mrs. Ellen Coatney,
  as such, she may be authorized and empowered to collect, sue for and retain said property as her absolute property as provided by law, it is ordered
  that Letters of Administration on said estate be refused, unless, on the application of creditors or other parties interested the existence of other further
  property be show.
  1926, October 9 Widow's Pension application: Missouri, Texas Co, Ellen Co age 83. She was born Aug. 19th, 1843 in Tennessee.  Parents left Tennessee
  when Mrs. Coatney was a baby. She does not know town where born. widow of Jonathan Coatney. He enlisted July 31, 1862 - no record of where
  he enlisted County D Det. 23rd Reg. Mo Inft Volunteers under Captain John W. Moore. discharged June 9th 1965. He died Sept. 10, 1926 at Grogan,
  Texas County, Mo. Louisa E. Shelby married at Clarksville, Mo, Aug. 19, 1865 by Gleen Denny and had not been previously married. He had
  previous been married to Mildred Shelby (sister of claimant) before the war opened. She died in Johnson County, Missouri in 1863. No children under
  40. - Ellen Coatney, Grogan, Texas County, Mo
  1931 Ellen died, buried Miller Cemetery., Texas County, Mo .[I have copy of death certificate] Ellen Coatney, Texas Co, Burdin Twp, City Cabool,
  female white widowed, Jonathan Coatney, 87, 10 months, 17 days, housekeeper, last worked 1928, total years in occupation 60; birthplace Tenn,
  father Evan Shelby, Mother Virginia Sallee informant John Coatney, Gaylord Elliot undertaker, died July 6, 1931 9 25 a.m. of Mitr al Regurgitation
  buried Miller Cemetery, July 7, 1931. Undertaker's records: died 7-7-31; funeral 7-8-31 2:00 p.m. age 87 years, 10 months 17 days. Doctor: Dr. Edens
  of Cabool. Buried in Miller Cemetery, cost casket $85.00; hearse 415.00 $100.00
           OBITUARY: Cabool Enterprise: July 9, 1931, front page: PIONEER LADY PASSES. Mrs. Ellen Coatney, age 87 years 10 months and   7 days, passed
       away at the home of her son, John Coatney, Monday, July 6, 1931. Mrs. Coatney was born in Tennessee, and moved to the Elcelsior community with
       her husband, John Coatney, many years ago. He preceded her in death in 1926.  She leaves to mourn their loss, two daughters and three sons, Mrs.
       J.C. Crowley, Bartlesville, Okla., Mrs. J.H. Hawkins, Miami, Okla., Grover Coatney, Aberdeen, Idaho: Allen and John Coatney of near Cabool. The
       funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon conducted by Bro. Ellis. Interment was in the Miller cemetery. Excelsior column page 4: Mr. and
       Mrs. Crowley and son of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Mrs. May Hawkins and daughter, Miss Victoria of Miami, Okla., arrived Tuesday night to attend
       the funeral of their mother and grandmother, Mrs. Coatney. The Coatney family have the sympathy of our community.

   Find Jonathan 1840-1860
   Find children's names by first wife
   Did he have a S.S. number?
   Find out what George's middle name was  (initial P)
  Check newspapers Princetone, Mercer County Mo for Mildred's death 1863.

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