Is there a connection between the COATS buried in the Coats's Cemetery in Rains County and the COATS of Wood and Hunt County? (The census for the Coats's Cemetery is on this Rains County web site.)
The original COATS of Wood Co arrived about 1852 from Alabama and had been born in SC. James COATS (b1818) and Slileta J. THOMPSON lived in Wood Co near Winnsborrow in Webster until about 1870 when they moved on to the Campbell area in Hunt Co. One daughter Frances married John STEVENSON who arrived with his family in Hopkins Co about 1866. Frances and John STEVENSON were in Hunt by 1880. These four are buried in Shiloh Cemetery in Campbell.
Some of the other children are William Henry, John A., James Sylvester, Robert, and Price. (All their children are found on the Wood Co web site.) Also related was Lorenza Carl COATS, originally of Wood Co, who owned the Coats's Men Store in Greenville up to about 1970.
Any ideas on these COATS are appreciated. I am in contact with 2 other descendants of the COATS of Wood Co.
Linda Johnson (originally Hunt Co, TX)
828 Lane Rd, Texas City, TX 77591