Person:Elijah Coker (1)

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Elijah Mayers Coker
b.04 Aug 1828 Alabama
d.02 Jul 1903 Union, Mississippi
m. 24 Dec 1850
  1. Thomas Madison Coker1851 - 1934
  2. Lethia A CokerABT 1853 -
  3. Sarah Elbeney Coker1856 - 1927
  4. Mary Elvada Coker1857 - 1931
  5. Martha A CokerABT 1859 -
  6. Amanda CokerABT 1862 -
  7. Daniel W CokerABT 1865 -
m. 20 Nov 1877
  1. Clyde Coker1881 -
  2. Nettie Coker1883 - 1986
Facts and Events
Name[1] Elijah Mayers Coker
Birth Name Elijah Miears Coker
Birth Name Elijah Myers Coker
Gender Male
Birth[12] 04 Aug 1828 Alabama
Census[2] 14 Oct 1850 Pontotoc, Mississippi, United StatesElijah Coker, age 21, born in Alabama, laborer is living in the household of Thomas H. Stacks and Lucinda Myers Stacks
Other 14 Dec 1850 Pontotoc, Mississippi, United StatesNo. 861, E. M. Koker and H. P. Bennett bondsmen to John A. Quitman
with Lucy Jane Meadors
Marriage 24 Dec 1850 Pontotoc, Mississippi, United StatesE. M. Koker to Jane Barden, married by R. R. Shelton, L. M.
to Lucy Jane Meadors
Other[3] 20 Mar 1856 Tippah, Mississippi, United StatesJ. C. Bizzell of Greene County, Alabama sold 160 acres of land located in NE 1/4 of Section 31, T6, R4E, Chickasaw meridian for $160 to Elijah M. Coker of Pontotoc County
Other[5] 27 Nov 1857 Pontotoc, Mississippi, United StatesCary Snider and wife Mary sold W 1/2 of SE 1/4 of S2, T7, R[?]E, Chickasaw meridian to E. M. Coker
Other[4] 10 Mar 1859 Tippah, Mississippi, United StatesThomas H. Stack sold the SW 1/4 of S30, T6, R4E, Chickasaw meridian for $200 to E. M. Coker
Other[6] 04 Dec 1859 Pontotoc, Mississippi, United StatesJacob Dansby and wife Nancy M. Dansby sold E. M. Coker for $1460 4 acres in NE 1/4 of S17, T7, R2E and 25 acres in SE[SW?] 1/4 of S8 T7 R2E
Census[7][14] 04 Oct 1860 Pontotoc, Mississippi, United StatesElijah M. Coker, age 32, born in Alabama, farmer, Value of real estate $2500/$2284, dwelling/family #2120
Other[8] 11 Apr 1861 Pontotoc, Mississippi, United StatesCary Snider and wife Mary sold the E1/2 of SE 1/4 of S2 T7 R3E to E. M. Coker for $1.00
Other[9][15][16] 04 Dec 1865 Pontotoc, Mississippi, United StatesE. C. Bell to E. M. Coker $15.00 to quit claim and release his rights to the NE 1/4 of S17, T7, R2E
Census[10] Aug 1870 New Albany (post office), Township 7, Pontotoc, MississippiElija Coker, age 42, born in Alabama, $1200/$1050: wife's name is listed as Gannet, age 43, born in Alabama, dwelling/family #262
Marriage 20 Nov 1877 probably married in Union, Mississippi, United States
to Sarah Catherine Collins
Census[11] 14 Jul 1880 Union, Mississippi, United StatesElijah M. Coker, head, age 52, born in Alabama, father and mother born in Georgia, farmer, dwelling/family #748
Census[12] 13 Jun 1900 New Albany, Union, Mississippi, United StatesElija M. Coker, married 34 years, born in Aug 1828 in Alabama, father and mother born in South Carolina, dwelling #149, family #154
Will[13][18][19] 21 Feb 1903 Union, Mississippi, United StatesE. M. Coker
Other[13][19] 07 Mar 1903 Union, Mississippi, United StatesWill of E. M. Coker attested to by County Clerk of the Chancery Court, C. S. Cullens
Death[13][22] 02 Jul 1903 Union, Mississippi
Other[13][17][20] 11 Jul 1903 Union, Mississippi, United StatesWill proven by oaths of S. D. Owen, W. B. Robbins and H. D. Stephens
Other[13][21] 11 Jul 1903 Union, Mississippi, United StatesWill filed
Other[13][22] 11 Jul 1903 Union, Mississippi, United StatesBond made by T. M. Coker, executor of the estate of Elijah Coker
Other[13][23] 11 Jul 1903 Union, Mississippi, United StatesLetters testamentary issued to T. M. Coker

In 1850 Elijah Coker was living in the household of Thomas H. Stacks. Thomas H. Stacks was born in South Carolina about 1816. Thomas married Lucinda L. Myers in Autauga County, Alabama on 05 Apr 1838. [Source:Ancestry.com; Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920 (Selected Counties)] Lucinda Myers Stacks was born about 1819 in Georgia. Lucinda is possibly an aunt or cousin of Elijah Coker.

1860 Pontotoc Co., MS

    Elijah M Coker, 32, farmer $2000 real estate, $2284 person property, born AL
    Jane, 33, born AL
    Jacob, 14, born MS  <Jacob Bardin>
    William E, 12, born MS  <William Bardin>
    Thomas M, 9, born MS
    Lethia A, 7, born MS
    Sarah E, 4, born MS
    Mary E, 3, born MS
    Martha A, 1, born MS

1870 Pontotoc Co., MS

    Elijah Coker, 42, born AL, $1200 real estate, $1050 personal property
    Jane, 43, born AL
    Thomas, 17, at school, born MS
    Letha, 16, at school, born MS
    Sarah, 14, at school, born MS
    Mary, 12, at school, born MS
    Amanda, 8, at school, born MS
    Daniel, 5, at school, born MS


After Jane's death, he married Sarah Collins Young. She had 2 children: John W Young and Annie A Young In the 1880 census, his children listed were Amanda, dau, age 19 and Daniel W, son 15. They are living in Union Co., MS

Transcription of the Will of E. M. Coker

In the name of God Amen I E. M. Coker of Union County Mississippi being of sound mind memory and understanding do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in form following to wit.

I give my body to the dust and my soul to God who gave it. My property or worldly estate I dispose of as follows:

  • Item first I give to my Son Clyde Coker part of the plantation on which I reside to with the West half of the North East quarter of Section Eleven of Township Seven of Range three East And the East-half of the South East quarter of Section Two of Township Seven of Range three East All in Union County Mississippi to have and to hold for ever in fee simple. I also give my son Clyde Coker one mule named Lottie and all the farming implements And all the wheel vehicles that may be on the [sic] at my death.
  • And I give to my daughter Nettie Coker the West Seventy Six acres of South East quarter of Section Two of Township Seven of Range three East In Union County Mississippi to have and to hold for ever in fee simple. I also give Nettie Coker the Organ And a mule or horse as the case may be at my death.
  • And all the cows and hogs And all the house hold and kitchen furniture Shall be equally divided between S. C. Coker Clyde Coker and Nettie.
  • And all the notes that I hold against T. M. Coker, J. B. Robbins, A. L. Stevenson, and D. W. Coker or any other that may hereafter come into possession from any of my heirs who are entitle [sic] to any share in my estate shall be taken in payment of there [sic] Interest in my estate at face value with all Interest that may accrue there on.
  • And I hereby constitute and appoint T. M. Coker my executor to carry out this my last will and testament. And in the event of the death inability or refusal to carry out the foregoing will and testament Then a majority of the said heirs may select any one of there [sic] number to carry out this my last-will and testament said executor shall give bond and security for the faithful performance of the same. Bond to be made to the heirs in general and said executors shall have have [sic] power to sell my Bank stock and collect any and all debts that may be due me without administration in the courts. In testimony where of I have hear [sic] written signed and sealed this my last will and testament with my own hand for the purposes there in set forth this Feb the 21st 1903.

E. M. Coker [seal]

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References
  1. jason meador jr (WFT468).

    Date of Import: Oct 25, 2003

  2. Thomas H. Stacks, Family/Dwelling #1024, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, NARA M432, roll 380, p. 130, 14 Oct 1850, Secondary quality.

    Digital image on Ancestry.com.

  3. J. C. Bizzell to Elijah M. Coker, in Tippah, Mississippi, United States. Deeds. (Tippah, Mississippi, United States), Tippah Deed Book P:366, 20 Mar 1856, Primary quality.
  4. Thomas H. Stack to E. M. Coker, in Tippah, Mississippi, United States. Deeds. (Tippah, Mississippi, United States), Tippah Deed Book T:73-74, 24 Feb 1860 (recorded date), Primary quality.
  5. Cary Snider to E. C. Coker, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States. Deed Records. (Pontotoc, MS: Pontotoc County Courthouse; Chancery Clerk's Office), Pontotoc Deed Book 13:16, 2003, Primary quality.

    Abstract of record by Gill Gay in 2003.

  6. Jacob Dansby to E. M. Coker, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States. Deed Records. (Pontotoc, MS: Pontotoc County Courthouse; Chancery Clerk's Office), Pontotoc Deed Book 13:527, 2003, Primary quality.

    Abstract of record by Gill Gay in 2003.

  7. Elijah M. Coker, dwelling/family #2120, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, NARA M653, roll 590, p. 809 (inked), 04 Oct 1860, Secondary quality.

    Digital image from Ancestry.com.

  8. Cary Snider to E. M. Coker, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States. Deed Records. (Pontotoc, MS: Pontotoc County Courthouse; Chancery Clerk's Office), Pontotoc Deed Book 15:603, 2003, Primary quality.

    Abstracted by Gill Gay in 2003.

  9. E. C. Bell to E. M. Coker, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States. Deed Records. (Pontotoc, MS: Pontotoc County Courthouse; Chancery Clerk's Office), Pontotoc Deed Book 16:395, 2003, Primary quality.

    Abstracted by Gill Gay in 2003.

  10. Elija Coker, dwelling/family #262, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, NARA M593, roll 746, p. 209, August 1870, Secondary quality.

    Digital image from Ancestry.com.

  11. Elijah M. Coker, dwelling/family #748, in Union, Mississippi, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, NARA T9, roll 666, SD 1, ED 202, p. 271C (stamped), 23 Jul 2008, Secondary quality.

    Digital image from Ancestry.com

  12. 12.0 12.1 Elija M. Coker, dwelling #149, family #154, in Union, Mississippi, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule, NARA T623, roll 830, p. 9B, SD 1, ED 122, 15 Oct 2007, Secondary quality.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 Estate of E. M. Coker, in Union, Mississippi, United States. Chancery Court Files, file 769, 2003, Primary quality.

    Original will not in estate file, only the clerk's copy. Only selected papers were copied from the estate file.

    Will of Elijah Coker, page 1 Will of Elijah Coker, page 2
  14. Census Post Office was New Albany. In 1860 New Albany was in Pontotoc County but now New Albany is in Union County.
  15. This land seems to be the same 4 acres purchased from Jacob Dansby in 1859.
  16. Also on 4 Dec 1865, recorded in Pontotoc Deed Book 16:395, E. C. Bell quit claimed to Susannah Worley for $10.00 his interest in the N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of S5 in T7 and R4E.
  17. The actual signatures of Owen, Robbins and Stephens are penned on this page.
  18. Will of Elijah Coker, page 1
  19. 19.0 19.1 Will of Elijah Coker, page 2
  20. Will of Elijah Coker Proven
  21. Will of Elijah Coker Filed
  22. 22.0 22.1 T. M. Coker, executor, made bond
  23. Letters Testamentary to T. M. Coker in estate of Elijah Coker