I got started in the genealogy of my family when my grandfather William Luther Coulter past away back in 1999. After the funeral I was at my grandparnets place in Kentucky and my grandmother was going threw somethings of my grandfathers and she pulled out some papers. On these papers where my complete family history all the way back to Richard Matthew Coulter b.1759 who served in the War of 1812. My first thought was too proof or disproof these papers, in doing so I now can link myself all the way back to Richard Matthew Coulter b. 1759 and I can link him all the way to Ethel Coulter Brown b.1878 in Missouri. In 1908 Ethel Coulter Brown filed her lineage with the Daughters of the American Revolution natl. number #68857 to her great grandfather Richard Matthew Coulter. I now believe that those papers that came from my grandmothers place where prepared by Ethel Coulter Brown and sent to my grandparnets.
Some short notes On Richard Matthew Coulter the only records that I have found on him were in Orange Co. N.C. or Lincoln Co. Ky. & Casey Co.Ky. or Mercer Co. Ky. 1789 John Gee moves to Ky.
In 1779 Richard Matthew Coulter is listed in a tax list of Orange Co. N.C. as Matthew Colter. Matthew is listed in the First Census in 1790 Orange Co. NC as Matthew Colther. On his affidavit for a pension from the War of 1812 it shows that he servered from 1779-1781. In Sep 1794 He buys land in Orange Co. N.C. from John Coulter from Lincoln Co. Ky. He sells Land in Orange Co. NC in 1796. He shows up in landholds Ky. 1781-1811. He buys land on the Rolling Fork in Lincoln Co. Ky. 10 Aug 1797. 1807 John Gee jr Married Patsy Coulter. Early Tax records of Casey Co. 1807 Show Matthew Coulter listed as Matthias Cotton.
Also list sons John & Morris as Cotter. 1810 Listed in U.S census Casey Co. Ky. as Matthias Colter. 1820 Listed in U.S census Casey Co. Ky. as Matthias Coalter. Also listed in The 1820 Act of Kentucky Legislature was so worded that it tells the names of 24 Forkland (community, southwest Boyle County, KY) residents of 1820 and their general location between the North Rolling Fork region and Casey County line. Part of Casey County was added to Mercer County in that "ACT". A map of this region will be displayed at The Forkland Festival October 8 & 9, 1999. Those 24 named residents were: John Bowling, Arthur Northcut, George White, Matthew Coulter, John C Goode, Ephraim Cunningham, John Gee, Jacob Johnson, George Hunter, Martin Conder, Charles Kirkland, Leonard Taylor, William Hewenton, Thomas Hutchinson, Thomas Shannon, Matthew Flory, William Sealet, William Clements, Arthur Jones, John Christian, Henry Harper William Taylor, Jacqueline A Lewis, and William Tabb.
1830 listed in the U.S census of Mercer Co.Ky. As Matthew Coulter.
1840 listed in the U.S census of Mercer Co.Ky. As Matthew Colter. Matthew past away in 1843 I'am not sure where he and Mary are buried but I would be willing to bet that its in either the southern part of Mercer Co. or in the western part of Boyle Co. Kentucky.
In Ethel Coulter Browns filing with the Daughters of the American Revolution it list the children of Matthew Coulter & Mary Pendergrass as. To whom married
Odom Coulter ________________
Sterling Coulter Mary Rodgers
Mark Coulter _____ Purdom
John Coulter Rachel Noble
Morris Coulter ______ Ellis
Cona Coulter John Rodgers
Patsy Coulter ______Gee
I would think that Odom could be after Thomas Odeam. Or a nick name for Adam.
Also in Ethel Coulter Browns filing The Daughters of the American Revolution They the DAR has crossed out the place of Matthew birth as Penn. And put probably North Carolina.